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Puppy Playmates and Scenic Meadows

Greetings! This week, the Stampendous Design Team is sharing projects featuring our "Furry Friends." I think the pups in the "Puppy Playmates" are just adorable, so I chose to work with one of them on today's card, plus the new Scenic Meadows stamp set. My full instructions are below.
Supplies:
Stampendous:
QS5025: Puppy Playmates
QD5025: Puppy Playmates Die Set (Optional)
QS5027: Scenic Meadows
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Other:
Bo Bunny: Turquoise Vintage Cardstock
Imagine: VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne
My Colors Cardstock: Sky
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 031, 037, 060, 064, 075
Canson Mixed Media Paper
Colored Chalk
Pro Art: Fixative Spray

Directions:
1. Stamp the dog and sentiment on to Canson Mixed Media Paper with Nocturne Ink.

2. Color the dog with the Zig Markers listed.

3. Cut out the dog using the coordinating die or by fussy cutting.

4. Die cut the sentiment with the Small "A" Fitted Frame.

5. Die cut a mat…

Kitchen Renovation Shaker

Hello! Today I have a new shaker card to share, but this one is very special. My husband and I are redoing our kitchen. It's a major job that we are doing ourselves, but we are so excited about it. We ordered cabinets through a home improvement store, and when you do that, you need to actually sit down with a "Kitchen Designer" to get everything ordered correctly. We knew what we were getting, so it was really just a matter of the woman helping us plugging in the dimensions and item numbers. But she was wonderful to work with, and was really helpful with some of the questions I had. I decided to make her a thank you card. But not just any card. And not just any shaker card, either. I decided to create a kitchen that looked pretty close to what ours will look like. Take a look.
My staring point was the new Springtime Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. The colors were pretty close to what I'll be using in my kitchen. And of course, I was very inspired by the

Little Mushroom

Greetings! This week, the Stampendous Design Team has been sharing projects "Celebrate Nature." I used the very pretty Little Mushroom stamp set, along with some chalks and Zig Clean Color Markers.  Supplies:
Stampendous:
QS5021: Little Mushroom
QD5021: Little Mushroom Die Set

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Madras Blue
Zig Clean Color Markers: Butterfly- 023, 052, 070. Mushroom- 041, 043, 045, 046, 064, 075, 096, 302, 900, 901
Imagine: VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Nuvo: Jewel Drops in Sea Breeze
Colored Chalks
Pro Art: Spray Fixative

Directions:
1. Stamp the Little Mushroom on to Mixed Media Paper with Nocturne Ink.

2. Color the stamped image in with the Zig Clean Color Markers listed.

3. Apply colored chalk to the background of the colored image.

4. Trim the image by hand with scissors.

5. Stamp the sentiment with Nocturne Ink.

6. Use the coordinating die to cut out the sentiment.

7. Color the sentiment with chalk.

8. Spra…

Embossing with Creative Medium

Hello! Ever since I was an Artist in Residence with Imagine, I really enjoyed working with Creative Medium. It's thick, smooth, easy to work with, dries quickly, and comes in some really fantastic colors. To this day I love using this paste, and I am always happy with the results. I bring this up because this week, the White Rose Crafts team is sharing projects that have embossing. Embossing comes in many forms, heat, dry, wet....so you are sure to see a myriad of projects. But I chose to focus on "wet," so with Purple Iridescent Creative Medium as my embossing paste.
White Rose Crafts recently got in some fabulous new stencils from Kaisercraft. Big, 12" x 12" stencils that have 4 different designs on it. I actually plan on cutting mine down into 4 smaller stencils, so that they are easier to manage. The stencil I used is called Grunge, and it is right up my alley. I taped the stencil down to a Distress Oxide background I made a month ago, and applied the paste…

Arnold Grummer Collaboration Part 2

Hello! Today I have 2 more cards to share for the Stampendous and Arnold Grummer Collaboration. Those 2 wonderful companies are having a 2 week long blog hop in honor of  Earth Day. Here is my first card.
I had originally made 4 sheets of handmade paper, and I used 3 of them on this card. The heart, it's shadow and the wings are all handmade paper. I think they make a lovely combination. I used the Wings Die Set from Stampendous for this.
For my background, I used an older leaf and vine stencil, which was also from Stampendous, along with Worn Linen Nuvo Expanding Mousse. I decided that the card needed a bit more green, so I inked the edges of my background with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink. Last, I added a simple silver embossed sentiment on vellum from the Brushed Wishes stamp set.
I love that even though these handmade papers are very different, they worked really well together. I especially love the wings, which I added some of Stampendous' Twinkle Glitter to while…

Hello Spring Shaker

Hello! We're finally really feeling Spring in New York, and I am so happy about it. I'm not a fan of the cold at all, and seeing the flowers begin to pop out of the ground makes me feel so good. The beautiful weather we've been having really inspired my shaker card for today. Also, I've been really loving the rainbow backgrounds that Laura Bassen makes, so she also inspired me.
I knew I wanted to make a shaker, so I began to play with different elements. First, I colored these chicks from the Simply Celebrate stamp set from Lawn Fawn, and I fussy cut them. I colored them with Zig Clean Color Markers, and the colors I used helped me to choose what Distress Oxides I would use for my background. These colors also helped me to choose which Sparkle Blend(s) from Doodles Paper Playground that I wanted to use, which turned out to be Easter Basket with a little bit of Springtime.
I thought the Petals Background stencil from Stampendous went really well not only with the chicks…

Hummingbird Vine

Hello! This week, the Stampendous Design Team is "Celebrating Nature." I decided to work with the new Hummingbird Vine stamp set, along with a few other Stampendous favorites. My full instructions are below.  Supplies:
Stampendous:
QS5020: Hummingbird Vine
DCP1007: Build a Wreath Die Set
6CR002: Crackle 6" x 6" Stamp
FREG036: Aged Teal Embossing Powder

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Tropical Splash, Harvest Orange, Yellow Corn
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Vine: 022, 023, 041, 043, 044, 050, 260 Hummingbird: 022, 033, 037, 042, 048, 096, 400, 901
Imagine: VersaFine Ink: Onyx Black, Tear It! Tape, On Point Glue, Memento Ink in Dandelion
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner, Foam Squares
Doodles Paper Playground: "Well, Yellow There" Sparkle Blend
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Directions:
1. Stamp the hummingbird, vine, and the sentiment on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2. Color the two images using the Zig Markers listed.

3. Die cut the 2nd largest scalloped …

April Sparkle Blends Release Hop

Hello! Welcome back! And if you're new here, my name is Alison, and I appreciate you visiting me. Today is a big day, because Doodles Paper Playground is having their April Sparkle Blends Release Hop. This month, 6 brand new Sparkle Blends have come out to join the party, and the Doodles Paper Playground Divas are joined by several very special Guest Designers. So sit back and enjoy all of the wonderful projects we have to share with you. There are prizes to be won along the way too!
My card today features the beautiful new "Diamond" Sparkle Blend which is filled with lovely clear, opalescent clear, and moonshine sequins. There are different sizes, shapes, and styles in the Blend, so even thought it is all technically "clear," it is full of interest. This mix is perfect for the style of shaker I did today, which has a colored focal image in the background. The clear sequins sparkles, but doesn't hide the background. It just adds some magic. I used, what ver…

Barista Blend Kit

Greetings! This week, the White Rose Crafts team is sharing projects using the May Subscription Kit called "Barista Blend." This is for all of you coffee lovers out there! There is a cute stamp set from Little Acres, fantastic papers from Echo Park, and exclusive Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground, and plenty more. The kit is currently available on pre-order, so if you want it, grab it while you can!
This cow is happily about to start a cup of "cowfee" and would like you to join her! I colored her with my Zig Clean Color Markers, and I added Nuvo Drops in Sea Breeze to her spectacles to make them look glassy. I inked the edges of the stamped panel with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide.
I used a couple of pieces of patterned paper from the Echo Park "Coffee" collection to mat my image, and I backed it all with a cream card base from my own stash, which I inked with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide. I also added a few sequins from the older "But First…

Arnold Grummer and Stampendous Collaboration Part 1

Hello! This is an exciting post for me because I am part of a 2 week "Earth Day" blog hop between Stampendous and Arnold Grummer. If you have visited my blog before, you know how much I already love Stampendous. But Arnold Grummer was new to me. They make paper making supplies. This is something I have never done before. And truthfully, I was never interested in doing. I thought it was so much work to make one sheet of paper, it would take all day, etc. But, when I was asked if I wanted to be a part of this hop, I thought about it and decided that I love trying new crafts, so I should give it a shot. And guess what? I had a blast! My daughter (who is 10) and I decided to tackle this project together, and we came up with 4 beautiful sheets of paper in just over an hour.
 I think that once we play with the process a little more, and organize the flow of our work space, we could probably make the sheets a little faster, but I was really happy with what we accomplished in a pret…

Graphic Butterfly Shaker

Hello! Today I am sharing a new shaker card with you, but it has more of a graphic feel to it. I have been wanting to put some new spins on the traditional "pretty" shaker. There's nothing wrong with pretty, but I enjoy experimenting and pushing boundaries. I realized that I hadn't used the new "Sunshine" Sparkle Blend yet, so I used that as my inspiration for this card.
I went through some of the background panels I made ages ago, and came across this one that was made with the re-inkers for Radiant Neon inks from Imagine. The initial background was kind of plain, so I used a few background stamps from Stampendous to add some interest. Check out the 6" x 6" Cling Mesh Stamp and the Quest Texture Cube to see what I used. For inks, I chose Tangelo Memento Ink and Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.
Here you can see some of what's inside the cheerful "Sunshine" Sparkle Blend. There are white opaque opalescent butterflies, shades of yellow se…

Porpoise Fun Windowrama

Greetings! This week, the Stampendous Design Team is "Under the Sea" projects. I am really excited to share this card with you, because it uses the Windowrama Die set. I have so much fun making these shadowbox-type cards. Below are my full instructions.
Supplies:
Stampendous:
QS5028: Porpoise Fun Stamp Set
DCP1012: Windowrama Die Set
DCP1005: Fitted frames Set A
FRG10C: Shaved Ice

Other:
Bo Bunny: Powder Blue Vintage Cardstock #12BPV968
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 021, 037, 044, 047, 062, 063, 065, 072, 091, 092, 097, 302, 303
Imagine: On Point Glue, VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne, Tear It! Tape
Canson Mixed Media Paper
Ranger: Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans, Ink Blending Tools
Acetate

Directions:
1. Stamp the Porpoise Fun image on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Clair Ink.

2. Color the stamped image in with the Zig Markers listed.

3. Die cut the colored image with the circle from the Windowrama Die Set.

4. Die cut two panels of the Windowrama out of Powd…

Shrinky Dink Star Earrings

Hello! I have a fun and simple project to share with you today, and I hope it will inspire you to look at your stamps in a new way. I am a jewelry maker through and through. I went to college for it, and I've been making jewelry since I was probably about 4 years old. There is often not enough time for me to make any, and I feel a loss inside when it's been too long. Does that happen to you? Anyway, I decided to "feed the beast" so to speak with this quick pair of earrings that I made for my daughter. The White Rose Crafts DT is focusing on "feminine" projects this month, so that was my starting point.
Do you recognize those stars? They are from Lawn Fawn's Simply Celebrate stamp set. I stamped the image on to shrink plastic with StazOn ink and colored them with Sharpie markers. Nothing fancy, each star only uses a single marker color. Then I fussy cut them out (there are coordinating dies, but I don't have them), and punched a hole in the red star.…