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Downward Dog

Hello! This week, the Stampendous Design Team is making project with the theme, "Balance Buddies." We have several types of animals that are giving yoga a try. I decided to work with the Downward Dog stamp today.  Supplies:
Stampendous:
V344: Downward Dog
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A
MPW811: Mixed Media Paper

Other:
Bo Bunny: Pink Punch Vintage 12" x 12" Paper- 12PPV951
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 022, 027, 031, 041, 050, 065, 070, 072, 080, 303
Imagine: Kaleidacolor Ink Pad in Calypso, Ink Potion No. 9, VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne
Canson Mixed Media Paper
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Large Acrylic Block
Embossed Dot cardstock in dark teal

Directions:
1. Stamp Downward Dog on to a piece of Canson Mixed Media Paper with VersFine Clair Ink.

2. Color the image using the colors listed.

3. Die cut the image using the Large "V" Fitted Frame.

4. Apply Calypso Ink directly to a large acrylic block, swiping the color from top to bottom, horizontally.

5. Sprit…

Dude, Let's Celebrate

Greetings! Today I am sharing a card that features the new "Mardi Gras Parade" Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground, along with 2 of the "Sweet Treats" stamps from Stampendous.
 I stamped the ice cream cone and doughnut  repeatedly all over my background with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne. Then I used Koi Watercolors to paint them. I mixed a few of the colors myself, like the pistachio ice cream and the frosting on the doughnut. That's always something I love to do, no matter the medium. I used some "Crushed Grapes" Nuvo Drops on the pistachio ice cream to add a bit of shine and dimension beyond the sequins I was going to add.
 The "Mardi Gras Parade" Sparkle Blend is filled with shades of purple, green, and gold. It even has glitter sequins and day-glow sequins! As perfect as it is for Mardi Gras, don't pigeon hole it for just that purpose. It will work for many occasions. You can see some of the beautiful colors in the Blend i…

February Sparkle Blends Release Hop

Hello Doodle Fans! Its time for another exciting release blog hop! We’ve got 6 brand new blends to share with you this month: Cozy, Storm Cloud, Good Luck Charm, Mardi Gras Parade, Birthstone Collection: February - Amethyst and Birthstone Collection: March - Aquamarine. we just know you’re going to find some sparkle to love! To see detailed descriptions of each of the February Sparkle Blends release, check out our release blog post! This release has a variety of beautiful blends to choose from! Do you have a favorite? In honor of Valentine’s Day, comment with your favorite blend on the original Doodles Paper Playground post, for a chance to win a package of Conversation Heartsfrom our December release. For my card, I chose to work with the We're Turning One Sparkle Blend. I love the bright colors in this mix. From the blues and greens, to the hot pink and purples. I adore the wide range of sizes and shapes too. This Sparkle Blend is just beautiful. And you can only get it (for fr…

Woodware and White Rose Crafts

Hello! I've got a simple little card for you today that features a sweet stamp from Woodware. This week, the White Rose Crafts team is featuring creations using Woodware products. My card uses the Woodland Elements stamp set. I'll actually have another card featuring a different stamp from this set later in the month.
I stamped the image with VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne, and then did some very basic coloring with my Zig Clean Color Markers. It only took a few minutes to color this image in. I fussy cut it out, then started to look through my 6" x 6" paper pads. White Rose Crafts has a ton of paper pad option, and I like the 6" x 6" pattern sizes. This paper is from the Altair Art "Ever Dream" paper collection. It's a double sided set of cardstock, so that little pink strip under the image is actually the reverse side of the blue!
 Using patterned cardstock from one collection is a great way to speed up your paper crafting process. It's…

The Brilliant Colors of Amethyst

Hello Sparkle Blends fans! I've got a new shaker card to share with you, using one of the newest Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground, called "Amethyst." It's part of the birthstone collection, and it truly captures the brilliant colors of amethyst. Amethyst the stone comes in varying shades of purple, sometimes tinged with pink, and very often has veins of white running through it. That is exactly what is embodied in this mix of sequins, mini gems, and glitter sequins.
 I chose to color up a Laurel Burch cat for this card. It's actually a holiday stamp, but by switching up the colors and design of the card, this image can absolutely be used all year long. I colored the cat with Zig Clean Color Markers, and I used Nuvo Drops to fill in the "ornaments' on the tree.
 For my background, I chose to use Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserves, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides. I blended the colors together and heat set them. Then I added a Laurel Burch sen…

Hellebore

Hello! This week, the Stampendous Team is sharing projects with "Flowers for Spring." I don't know about you, but I am not a fan of the winter. I much prefer the warmth and beauty of the spring. Today's card has the new Hellebore stamp. This is a BIG stamp, and it is just beautiful. I wanted to make this card very dynamic and bright, to sort of chase away those winter blues. And I think I succeeded. My full instructions are below so that you can make this card yourself.
Supplies:
Stampendous:
W207: Hellebore
DWLJ806: Honeycomb Stencil
SSC1272: Brushed Wishes Stamps

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Sweetie Pie
Imagine: VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne, Twilight, On Point Glue
Tombow Dual Brush Markers: 025, 055, 703, 725, 755, 757
Distress Oxide Inks: Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers
Dylusions: Ink Spray in Vibrant Turquoise
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Recollections: Watercolor Paper
Craft Foam

Directions:
1. Stamp the Hellebore on to Mi…

White Rose Crafts February Sketch Challenge

Hello! Today I have something that I haven't done in far too long. A scrapbook page! Oh man, how I miss making these. It's a goal of mine to get more layouts made this year. I was really inspired by the February White Rose Crafts Sketch Challenge, and I am hoping to make each one this year a scrapbook page.

I had this photo from a few years ago. It was springtime, and the beautiful magnolia tree in my neighbor's yard was blooming, so it was a perfect opportunity to get some great shots of my kids. This one was a favorite.
I love the beautiful flowers from the Altair "Ever Dream" Ephemera Sheet, and I fussy cut several of the elements out. They coordinated perfectly with my photo. It's hard to tell, but my daughter's dress is covered in butterflies, so the butterflies on this sheet were just right for this page too.
I took some Turquoise Creative Medium from Imagine and the Circles and Pluses stencil from Studio Light and applied it to my background with a…

Friends are Like Flowers

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing, "Flowers for Spring" projects. We stampers all have plenty of smaller images in our stash that can be used repetitively to create a custom background. That's just what I did on this card. Stamping only took a couple of minutes with an acrylic block, and then I kept my coloring simple too. My instructions are below.
Supplies:
Stampendous:
POPST03AFR: Flower Stamp Set
RS-F245: Friends add Color
DP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Pink Delight
Imagine: VersaMark Ink, VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Zig Clean Color Markers: Sweet Almond Pink (200), Emerald Green (048), Green (040)
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner, Foam Squares
Smooth pink cardstock, green cardstock
Directions:
1. Create the card base with smooth pink cardstock, cut to 4 1/4" x 11."

2. Stamp the whimsical flower all over the front of the base with VersaFine Ink.

3. Loosely color the flowers with the Zig m…

Aurora Wings Challenge #74

Hello! Today I am sharing a project for the 2nd half of the Aurora Wings Challenge #74, which is Anything Goes. I decided to not create a card, but rather continue with my 6" x 6" mini album of Sprites. I have created quite a number of these pages before, but it's been a while, so this was the perfect opportunity.
 I chose to work with the lovely Linnea Sprite. I used my Koi watercolors by Sakura on Canson Mixed Media Paper. I went for a very watery look on her, and I think it worked out well. I am still new to working with this palette, but I'll get better with it as I get to use it more often.
 After I finished painting her, I looked through my stash of 6" x 6" papers, and came across Lemoncraft's Fresh Summer paper pack. The colors were just what I wanted. I inked the edges of my torn-edged sentiment, and I also added a few sequins from the "Pretty in Pink" Sparkle Bend.
Because the paper is so lovely, I didn't really need to do much to…

House Mouse Hop: Nurse Mouse

Hello! I am excited to bring you my first of two posts today. This post is for the House Mouse & Friends Blog Hop. My second will be for Aurora Wings. You can click HERE to see that post. But don't leave yet! Read to the bottom of my post to find out how you can have a shot at winningMy House Mouse project features the adorable Nurse Mouse stamp. My full instructions and supply list is below.
Supplies:
Stampendous:
HMP62: Nurse Mouse
DWLX7026: Chevron Stencil
STF082: VersaFine Onyx Black Ink

Others:
My Colors Cardstock: Ocean Side
Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 020, 024, 028, 029, 050, 052, 064, 065, 069, 071, 072, 090, 091, 092, 094, 095, 096, 098, 222, 260, 302, 900, 901, 902
Imagine: Silver irRESISTable Pico Embellisher, StazOn White Opaque, Sponge Dauber
Canson Mixed Media Cardstock
Ranger: Water Brush
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Red Cardstock: unknown
Directions:
1. Stamp the image with VersaFine on to Mixed Media paper. This paper holds water well, so since I used a water brush…

Sponsored by Coffee

Greetings! Today I am sharing one of the newest Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground with you, and it has quickly become a favorite of mine. It's called "Cozy", and it has such a fantastic color combination! I'll give you a close up below, but first....let's take a look at my card.
 If you follow me on social media at all, you'll know that one of my favorite stamp companies is Ink Road Stamps. Ink Road has fabulous, snarky, trendy, and amazing stamps, all wrapped up into one fantastic company. One of my most used stamp sets from them is called Mug Life. I thought that the travel cup was perfect for a shaker, so I decided to stamp it 3 times.
 I cut out the wrapper area with an X-Acto knife, and painted the cups with my Koi Watercolors. The stamps were all inked with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne. Now, check out those fabulous colors n the Cozy Sparkle Blend! It's like a muted rainbow, and it's really quite refreshing. I am over the moon with…