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You are my Person

Hello! I've got a new project for White Rose Crafts today. If you visited my blog yesterday, you may realize that this card uses the exact same color palette as yesterday's card, but the design is very different. I love these colors together, and I have been super inspired by Therm O Web's Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil, so this card was inspired by that.
I started off with the Gina K Designs Sweet Expressions Foil Mates. These are black toner-printed sentiments that you run through a hot laminator with the Deco Foil of your choosing. It's a very quick process with very impactful results.
Here you can really see the vibrant colors of the foil. I matted the sentiment with some deep purple cardstock. For my background, I used the Argyle Embossing Folder from Darice, but with a letterpress feel. I inked one side of the folder with Broken China, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide before I ran it through my die cut machine. I was careful to…

Craftiness is Happiness

Hello again! So, I splurged. I bought myself the May My Monthly Hero kit because I absolutely, positively had to have it. It was totally full of crafty imagery and I have been wanting stamps like this for my collection. Also, I was one of the lucky folks that won a gift certificate to Therm O Web from the Stamp Junkies anniversary celebration, and I knew I just had to pair those brands together.
I started off by using the Gina K DesignsWreath Builder Template  and stamping off some of the images (with VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne) from the Hero Arts kit. I decided to color block the 4 sections I created, and I really like the effect. These are 4 of my favorite colors to use together, so I knew I had to push the palette as far as I could.
The Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil from Therm O Web was absolutely perfect for this card. I applied it to some double sided sticky tape, backed with cardstock. I didn't need to heat set it, or even remove the release paper. I did die cut a c…

Caffeinated Shark

Greetings! Today I have a card that I just felt like making. No DT stuff, no challenges....just me playing around with supplies. In case you didn't know, I recently taught at Unstoppable Retreats in Seattle. There, I had gotten my first 2 sets of stamps from The Rabbit Hole Designs. Now, I had seen a lot of wonderful projects from them already, I just didn't have any stamps yet. But I am supper excited to now have their Shark from the Caffeinated collection.
I stamped this guy on Bristol Smooth cardstock and colored him with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I crack up every time I look at him! I fussy cut him out and decided to use some scraps of patterned paper to make water. I also used the coffee molecule stamp in the background in a subtle way with Summer Sky Memento ink.
And of course, I needed to use that hilarious sentiment. This was a quick card to put together, which I like, since I've been short on crafty time lately. I have plenty of ideas for Mr. Shark, and I l…

Sweet Stocking

Hello! Today I have a Christmas shaker card to share with you. I know, I know....it's almost the unofficial start of Summer, but I find that I don't always have enough handmade cards to give over the holidays, so why not start now? And shaker cards with Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground are perfect for the holidays.
I often like to color images and just keep them together until I feel like putting them on a card, or I have inspiration. I colored this sweet little image named Sami from A Day for Daisies quite some time ago, and just never put it on a project. I knew it was perfect for a shaker.
Since I had pre-colored Sami, I chose my Sparkle Blend based on the colors I used on the image. Boughs of Holly was just perfect! This is a traditional Christmas colored Blend, but I really love the various shades of green in it. There is lots of sparkle and shine, plus some stars, holly leaves, and flowers.
I backed my shaker window with a small gingham, and cut the window wi…

Make Lemonade

Hello! This week, the White Rose Crafts team is focusing on die cutting. WRC carries lots of great dies...some that are stand alone, and some that work with stamp sets. My card for today uses Jillibean Soup Jar dies that coordinate with their Lemonade stamps.
The last time I had used this stamp and die set, I stamped and die cut a bunch of the fruit slices, wedges, and jar lids so that it would save me time in the future. These pre-made pieces really came in handy when making this card!
Besides the fruit slices and wedges, I added some "Well, Yellow There" Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. I like the tiny microbeads in this Blend. They look like bubbles, and really help things move around in the shaker. I backed my window with a piece of cardstock that I applied Distress Oxides to. I used Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, and Peacock Feathers. For my sentiment, I used VersaFine Clair ink in Twilight, and on top of that, I stamped the Kaisercraft Fading Dots stamp with Tu…

Succulent Shaker Card

Hello! Thanks for visiting me today. I've got a new shaker card to share that is soft, pretty, and great for different occasions. I chose to make it a "thank you" card, but it would work great for lots of other things.
 If you've been stopping by lately, you'll know that I really love Kaisercraft's "Greenhouse" collection. I've been using it quite a bit lately, because it's just beautiful. I started off by choosing a few of the Cardstock Die Cuts and arranged them on a blank background. I then decided that I wanted to use an oval stitched die from Lawn Fawn's Magic Color Slider Die set (I use the 3 frames in that set all the time) for my shaker window. Then I chose my coordinating patterned papers.
After choosing the papers, I went through my stash of Sparkle Blends to see what I thought would work best. I actually thought I was going to use the newer Springtime Blend, but instead, I felt that Icicle was the right way to go. It has lovel…

Rainbow Fur

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing "Jungle Jive" projects. There are a lot of stamps that shout the jungle theme, and my card today uses the Wild Texture 6"x 6" stamp. I decided to go with rainbow fur, because I thought it would be a fun way to show off all the different styles of fur that are on this stamp. What do you think? My full instructions are below.  Supplies:
Stampendous:
6CR014: Wild Texture
SSC1316: Smile Sentiments
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Atlantic Shore
Imagine: Kaleidacolor Inks in Bouquet, VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne
Tonic: Stamp Platform
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Directions:
1. Lay the Wild Texture Stamp (stamp side up) on to your work surface.

2. Ink entire stamp with Kaleidacolor Ink in Bouquet.

3. Lay Mixed Media White Paper on top of inked image and carefully rub your hands over it to get the stamp impression on to the paper.

4. Trim image down to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2." This leaves you som…

Fishy Fun

Hello! I've got a funny card to share with you today that uses some of Stampendous' new Fishy Fun stamps. These guys are hilarious, and I made them even sillier by adding googly eyes. This card cracks me up. My full instructions are below.
Supplies:
Stampendous:
SSC1312: Fishy Fun

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Sky, Madras Blue, Winter Lake, Deep Indigo, Seafoam, Tropical Splash
Imagine: VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne, On Point Glue
Zig Clean Color Markers: Octopus: 080, 083, 803. Jelly Fish: 045, 200, 302, 803. Puffer Fish: 021, 047, 053, 222. Seahorse: 230, 220. Starfish: 064, 067. Grass: 048, 049, 400.
Canson Mixed Media Paper
Nuvo: Jewel Drops in Sea Breeze
Googly Eyes
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass (optional)
Pale Blue Cardstock

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

2. Color the fish in using the Zig Markers listed.

3. Fussy cut the fish.

4. Create the card base out of pale blue cardstock, cut to 5 1/2&…

WRC May Blog Hop

Hello! It's time for the White Rose Crafts "Barista Blend" Blog Hop. The Kit has actually sold out, although there is a chance for you to get one if you purchase a multi-kit subscription. For the hop, the Design Team is featuring some of the "Add-On" items that are available at White Rose Crafts. These are specially selected items that work beautifully with the kit, but also are terrific on their own. The best part? All of the Kit Add-Ons are on sale for 10% off if you use the code: "MAY ADD-ONS." This hop will run from May 13th through May 17th at noon EST. There is a chance for you to win a $15 WRC Gift Card just for hopping along with us and leaving a comment at each stop along the way! And as an added bonus, do you want your work to be featured on our blog when we announce our hop winner. Share your White Rose Crafts projects over on ourFacebook Gallery, and you might just be a featured project! Here's my card for the hop:
I chose to work with…

Live Life in Full Bloom

Hello! I have a new DT project for White Rose Crafts, featuring Kaisercraft. I just received the Kaleidoscope paper pad, and was immediately inspired by the beautiful colors and faux textures on the pages.
I picked this one out of the lineup because of how springy it is. I love this color palette. And because the background is already beautiful, I really didn't have to do much to get a completed card.
For my sentiment, I stamped an image from Kaisercraft's Greenhouse Collection of Clear Stamps on another piece from the Kaleidoscope paper pad with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink.  Behind the sentiment, I added a piece of Mulberry Lace Paper, just for some added soft texture.
I also added a few sequins from the "Springtime" Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. That Blend has the perfect colors to go along with this collection. On my card base, I rubbed on some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide and then dripped some Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold to get some of the oxidat…

St. Thomas Layout

Hello! I've got a new scrapbook page to share with you for my latest Design Team project for White Rose Crafts. Each month, we feature a specific company for about a week, and this time, it's Kaisercraft. I have loved Kaisercraft for a very long time. In fact, back when I owned my scrapbooking store, they was a company I ordered from frequently. This layout today uses a bunch of their newest products.
 This photo is of my husband, about 3 years ago when we went on a cruise. This photo was taken in St. Thomas. I love the colors and textures in the photo, and I knew I wanted to create more layers, textures and add in similar colors to my layout.
I first used Kaisercraft's Greenhouse paper pad as a jumping off point. That gave me some ideas on what to do with colors and other elements. I have the Greenhouse Clear Stamp Set and I used the terrarium image with Rose Gold embossing powder to create a geometric design in the lower right corner. I love how it turned out.
I knew I n…

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to my blog. If you're new, my name is Alison. If you're not, thanks for coming back! Today I am sharing a card that I created for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. This is such a fun hop with a ton of participants and sponsors, so I am excited to be joining in. My card features stamps from Ink Road.
I just had to use the Inked Girl "Alison." Yup, she was named after me. Lara (the owner of Ink Road) has the coolest naming contests all the time. It is so cool to have a product named after you! I colored her up with Zig Clean Color Markers.
My background was done with one of the stamps from my favorite Ink Road set, called Mug Life. I stamped all of the coffee cups with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide. Then, I applied some of the same ink to my palette, and used a brush and water to add shading to the cups. I love this tonal effect.
I stamped a sentiment from the same Mug Life stamp set with VersaMark ink on to a piece of gray cardstock that I die cut with an …

Wild Shaker

Greetings! Today, I've got a new shaker card to share with you. I was inspired by some of the Windowrama stamps and dies from Stampendous. Specifically, the Elephant stamp with the Giraffe dies. Those items helped me choose my Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground, which is Good Luck Charm.
I started off by coloring the elephant with Memento Markers and die cutting him. For the top layer of my shaker, I used Memementos as well, but I also added the 6 x 6 Crackle Stamp with the Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor inks for some additional texture.
Behind the shaker window, I used a piece of glossy cardstock that I applied alcohol ink from Ranger to some time ago. Since the alcohol ink was ponced on to the cardstock, it gives the illusion of a rain forest canopy. The Good Luck Charm Sparkle Blend has some really wonderful shades of green, gold, and silver that made the background pop.
My card base is white, and I applied some brown textured cardstock on top, and rubbed Golden Glitz Delic…