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Ice Cream for Summer

Hello! I have a fun, summery shaker card featuring three Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground to share with you today. I love ice cream, especially in the summer, and the Lawn Fawn Sweetest Flavor stamps are just perfect for what I wanted to create. I started off by stamping my 3 focal ice cream cones with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne . Then, I stamped the rest of my cones all over the background with Gray Flannel Memento Ink. I filled in the empty spaces with hearts, and gave all of the background ice cream happy faces. I also added my sentiments with Nocturne ink from the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Sentiments (the original set). Next, I carefully lined up the Sweetest Flavor Reveal Wheel Add-On Die that cuts out the center of the ice cream, on each of my three focal cones. I adhered some acetate to the back, and then foam tape from Brutus Monroe to the entire back of my shaker panel. I decided to go with a patriotic color scheme, because it just added to that summer

Dragonfly Ride

Hello! I love House Mouse Designs, so I was excited that the Stampendous team was sharing projects featuring these little sweeties this week. I decided to work with Dragonfly Ride , and have them flying through the air with a Meadow's Edge backgrounds. I am entering this card into the House Mouse & Friends Challenge #293 , which is "Summer Fun." Supplies: Stampendous : HMM24 : House Mouse Dragonfly Ride SSC1294 : Meadows Edge Perfectly Clear Stamps SSCM5004 : House Mouse So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps MPW811 : Mixed Media White Paper Other : My Colors Cardstock: Madras Blue Imagine: VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 026, 028, 033, 049, 064, 071, 065, 068, 072, 091, 094, 097, 099, 303, 400, 803 Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner, Foam Squares Canson Mixed Media Paper Artist's Chalk and applicators (you can use Q-Tips) Directions: 1. Stamp Dragonfly Ride on Canson Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Clair Ink in No

June Sparkle Blends Blog Hop

Greetings! It's time for the June Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blends Release Hop! There are 6 glorious new Sparkle Blends, and the Designer Divas are going to be sharing projects using them. Be sure to head over to the Doodles Paper Playground Blog to get all of the details on the new Sparkle Blends and the hop info. My card today uses the gorgeous and seriously magical Unicorn Dreams . I started off with a scrap piece of Rainbow Shattered Glass DecoFoil from Therm O Web. I had already applied it to a piece of cardstock with double sided sheet tape. I stamped my butterfly (from Stampendous' Cling Lilac stamp set) with StazOn Pigment ink in Piano Black and then used the coordinating die cut on it. Because the butterfly was all turquoise, Unicorn Dreams was really the perfect Blend for my shaker. Look at those fabulous colors in Unicorn Dreams! There's pinks, purples, turquoise, plus unicorn heads and full unicorns! Ooh, and I can't forget to mention the sta

Masculine ScrapBerry Card

Hello! This week, the White Rose Crafts Team is sharing projects made with products from ScrapBerry. ScrapBerry has a lot of lovely, feminine items, but I decided to go with a more masculine vibe for my card today. Though to be perfectly honest, I know a lot of ladies that would love this card and style, including my mom. I started off by choosing one of the papers from the Edge of Town paper pack. This particular paper has subtle circuitry and gears on it. I thought it paired perfectly with the gears stencil from Kaisercraft's Grunge stencil set. For the stencil,  I applied Nuvo Expanding Mousse in Worn Linen with a palette knife. I heated the Mousse to give it some texture. Next, I applied some of ScrapBerry's Stains ink in Blue to my media mat, spritzed it with some water, and splattered it on to my background with a brush. After it dried completely, I inked up a stamp from Kaisercraft's Greenhouse stamp set with the Stains ink in Black , I needed to let the Blue

June WRC Sketch Challenge

Greetings! Today I am sharing a scrapbook page that I made with the June Sketch Challenge from White Rose Crafts. I challenged myself at the beginning of the year to do each of the sketches as a scrapbook page, and so far, I've accomplished that. I turned this month's sketch on it's side to make it work with my photos. These pictures are back from 2014 when we first gave my son a wood burning tool. His first creation was a phoenix, and he did a really fantastic job. So that's what this page is about. To make the page, I used a piece of purple cardstock that matched his shirt nicely. Then I chose a piece of patterned paper from Kaisercraft's Kaleidoscope paper pad to go behind the smaller photo and the journaling box. For the journaling box, I used an old piece of platinum metallic vellum that I had in my stash. I thought it went really well with the Nuvo Expanding Mousse in Worn Linen . I used the Studio Light " Circles & Pluses " stencil wit

The Red

Hello! I've got a shaker card to share with you today that has a brand-spankin' new Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground in it. I am featuring "Ruby" which is part of the Birthstone Collection. July babies rejoice! Your Sparkle Blend has arrived! This card was inspired by a few things. Of course, the Ruby Blend started the process. I also recently watched one of Mary Polanco's latest YouTube videos, where she admits to being stuck in a crafty rut, but she pushed through and made some spectacular cards. Her cards featured the May My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts . I have that kit, and I was really loving her all green card. You can check out Mary's YouTube Video HERE , and the corresponding blog post HERE . She has a ton of wonderful ideas. Also, if I am being totally honest, "The Red" from Chevelle was also an inspiration here. I love that band, and that song, so as soon as I saw this Blend, my mind immediately went there. I started off

Heaven is a Little Closer at the Beach

Hello! It's officially June and that means there are NEW Sparkle Blends! Six new Blends are getting released this month, and they are total stunners! I am sharing one of them with you today, and I can't wait for you to see the rest. My card today was inspired by the new Mermazing Sparkle Blend. I love the watery colors, the pearl-like beads, and of course the mermaid sequins! Here's a closer look at what's in this Blend. On top of my shaker window, I used an older stamp and die set from Stampendous . I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Markers. My sentiment is from Stampendous' Ocean Wisdom stamp set. Outside of my window, I lightly inked some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide to pull the colors in the shaker forward. The Mermazing Sparkle Blend has a lot of room to move, not only because of my large window, but also because I used 1/8" thick Foam Tape from Brutus Monroe . It's super flexible and goes around curves quite nicely. I inked the edge o