I have always loved paper piecing, so I decided to give it a whirl with this adorable cling stamp set from Stampendous called Polar Path .
I used three different papers for each of the polar bears. After stamping and piecing the image, I cut out the main panel using Spellbinders Labels Fifteen Nestabilities . I created the background after seeing an excellent tutorial by the ultra talented Kathy Racoosin . You can find it HERE . I simply followed her instructions using Tumbled Glass , Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Inks. I've gotta warn you...it was really fun and potentially addictive! Ha!
The snowflakes were cut using MFT's Let It Snowflake Die-Namics . I coated them with Mono Multi Liquid Glue then sprinkled on Crystal Ultrafine Glitter .
The border on the bottom of both the front and inside was cut with MFT's Jumbo Ric Rac Die-Namics . The sentiment on the inside is Northwoods Script Merry Christmas . The cardstock is Blush Red Dark , and the designer paper is Basic Grey Figgy (from a prior year). Gotta use up some of my paper, ya know! :)
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I hope you all had a mojo-filled Monday! I will be back soon with something new. Until then...
Monday, November 29, 2010
I have always loved paper piecing, so I decided to give it a whirl with this adorable cling stamp set from Stampendous called Polar Path .
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday. But...is it over already? Darn!
The main image on this card is Stampavie's Christmas Puppies by Laurence Design. I've been dying to ink up those little puppies for weeks!
I stamped them on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine Ink (my favorite), then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear Embossing Powder and colored with Tombow Markers . I cut out the image with Spellbinders Labels Eight then sponged the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink .
The sentiment is from JustRite Stampers Holiday Cheer stamp set. I added a Kaisercraft Pearl to the center of the snowflake, and cut out the black sentiment panel using Spellbinders Scalloped Circles .
The designer paper is all from the Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 paper pad. The cardstock is Classic Red Prismatics .
I'm off to start spazzing around her to get ready for the workday tomorrow. Does anyone else do that on Sunday night??? Thanks so much for stopping by!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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I really meant to post this card yesterday, but it was a busy evening and the time totally got away from me!
Both the main image I used and the sentiment are from the Lantern Light cling stamp set from Stampendous. I stamped on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder, then colored with Tombow Markers .
The snow is White Liquid Applique sprinkled with Crystal Ultrafine Glitter . I added some Cinnamon Stickles to the pine cones, and a couple of Dew Drops for dimension. All designer paper is from the Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 paper pad. The cardstock is Classic Red Prismatics and Herbal Green Prismatics .
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fabulous and Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Actually, we weren't at the Grand Old Opry...but it sure seemed that way! For Grandparents Day at the children's school the production had a great country theme. Some of the 5th graders sang solos...and were even dressed and made up to look like the country singer they portrayed. They had Roy Acuff, Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner, and Conway Twitty to name just a few. The young man in black is my 10 year old grandson Dylan. He performed singing a solo by Tim McGraw. The song he sang was "Live Like You Were Dying". The kids thought it was really funny that he was singing that song to a bunch of older grandparents. LOL!
This is Christian. He has his fake beard pulled down so you can see his face. He's into the "I'm not smiling for pictures" stage. Geez! They even sprayed his hair gray so he would look a little more like Kenny Rogers. His class sang "Coward of the County" and "Lucille".
This is Ryker, who is almost 7. He sang with the other kids from his class in a group. They belted out several country songs. Of course, they had all the hand motions to go with them. So stinkin' cute!
And last but not least, here is Ashlyn, the youngest of my 5 grandchildren. She sat in the audience with us since they don't allow the kindergarten age students to participate in the production. And I totally get that!!! Haha!
Thanks so much for indulging me. I am so proud of these kids, I just have to share once in a while! :) I will be back tomorrow with something crafty for you.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
What a great weekend! I was been busy, for sure. We had Grandparents Day at the grand's school on Friday, then I spent the day Christmas shopping yesterday. With 5 grandchildren there is a lot of shopping to be done. LOL!
I took a little time this afternoon to make this card using Stampendous Snowman Greetings cling stamp set. I stamped on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder, then colored with Tombow Markers . The edges of the main panel were sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink .
I cut one each of the three snowflakes in the Let It Snowflake Die-namics set, added a light coat of Mono Multi Liquid Glue , then sprinkled on Krystallos Glass Glitter Shards .
The designer paper is all from the Alphabet Soup Boy paper collection by My Mind's Eye. The red border was cut with my Tim Holtz Scallops On The Edge Sizzix die.
The sentiment on the inside is included in the cling stamp set. I framed it using Spellbinders Labels Seventeen , then added Red Rhinestones to embellish.
I'm off to do my cooking for the office Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. I hope you've all enjoyed your weekend as much as I have. I will be back soon with something new. Until then...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Welcome to the 11th week of JustRite Stampers’ Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops! Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps! Don’t forget that JustRite has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets, too -- you can find them HERE. This week, the designers joining the JustRite design team are the Stampers Dream design team and a few other special guests!
For the month of November, we thought we would switch gears a little and throw in some holiday gift ideas using your JustRite stamps, so be watching for those, too, on November’s hops! And in celebration of JustRite’s Christmas Blog Hops, they have a huge surprise for you -- take 25% off All JustRite Original Christmas Stamps now through November 29 -- Don't forget to tell Santa!
For my project I decided to alter a notepad. Well actually, it was a 5" x 8" notepad that I had cut in half vertically at Kwik Kopy. So it's half a note pad! For instructions on covering the note pad you may see this Altered Notepad Tutorial that I did a while back. These are easy and inexpensive to make, and they make fabulous gifts for teachers or coworkers.
The stamp set I used is the new JustRite Sparky the Snowman cling mount set. I stamped on watercolor paper, colored with Tombow Markers and sponged the edges of the oval with Tea Dye Distress Ink . To embellish I used Mini Rhinestones for his buttons and his nose. I embellished the snow on the trees and his hat by using White Opal Liquid Pearls sprinkled with Crystal Ultrafine Glitter .
The layer behind the snowman was cut and embossed with a Scalloped Oval Nestability and Classic Red Prismatics . The top panel and the panel behind the oval are Labels Seventeen Nestabilities . I used Scor-Tape to adhere all the pieces for extra hold.
Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today!
JustRite Inspiration Blog
Michelle Rodgers <----You are here.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Happy Monday! It was certainly a fall day here today. The weather was cold, and I turned on the heat in the house for the first time. Perfect weather for a fall card!
All images used on this card are from the new JustRite Stampers Hangin' Around cling mount stamp set! I stamped the main image on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder, then colored with Tombow Markers . The two pumpkins were popped up with foam tape, and the edges of the oval were sponged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink .
The panels behind the main image were cut and embossed using Spellbinders Labels Thirteen . The designer paper is from the Basic Grey Pyrus paper pad. The cardstock is Prism Papers Papaya Puree and Herbal Green . The Buttons are from various vendors. They were threaded with May Arts Natural Burlap String .
Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to stop by my blog today. I sincerely appreciate your visit and your comments. I will be back soon with something new!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I hope you are all having a great weekend! Mine has been awesome, and I'm hoping for another few hours of enjoyment before it ends! (Stamping related enjoyment, that is!)
The images used for this card are the Penny Black Sending Love Snowglobe cling mount stamp set, and the JustRite Stampers Sparky and Friends cling mount set. Both stamp sets have SO many possibilities!
I stamped the snowglobe on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, and embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. I then cut out the main panel using Spellbinders Labels Eight Nestabilities, and lightly sponged the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink .
I masked the outer edges of the snow globe, then stamped JustRite's Sparky and Friends inside the globe. I colored both the snowmen and the base of the snow globe with Tombow Markers . Using a Quickie Glue Pen for adhesive, I added Crystal Ultrafine Glitter to the sky and Polar White Flowersoft .
The Merry Christmas sentiment is in the Sparky and Friends cling stamp set. The designer paper is from the Crate Paper Snow Day Collection .
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I have more crafty projects for you this week, so I will be back soon! Until then...
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Personally, I think this Paperwhites stamp set is simply irresistable! See ALL the new Flourishes releases in the store in the Flourishes section, and be sure to visit the New Arrivals tab for the newest products!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
LOTS of new things are in the store at Stamper's Dream ! New My Favorite Things stamps and die-namics, October Afternoon paper pads, and new Kaisercraft paper pads ! Be sure to see all the newest inventory in the New Arrivals section!
Monday, November 8, 2010
I've been so excited about this that keeping it a secret has been really hard! But I am now able to share with you that the super talented and ultra sweet Mariana Grigsby is now a member of The Dream Team .
I think you will agree that Mariana has a beautiful and unique style that's all her own! And I know you're going to love what she does with our stamps! She is a Copic certified designer, having completed both the original and the intermediate Copic certification classes. She also designs for Embellish Magazine as well as other stamp companies. Mariana lives in Illinois with her husband and two sons
Please rush on over to Mariana Grigsby's Blog to see her debut card and welcome her to The Dream Team!!!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
I think this polar bear is so stinkin' cute!
It's from the Polar Christmas cling mounted set by Stampendous. I stamped it on watercolor paper with Onyx Black Versafine ink, embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder, then colored with Tombow Markers . I cut out the image, then adhered it to an Intense Teal Prismatics panel which was cut and embossed with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen . I added White Opal Liquid Pearls to the hat and sprinkled it with Crystal Ultrafine glitter . The snowflakes were punched and glittered as well.
The designer paper was on my desk from the last card I made, so I used it again. It's from Crate Paper's Snow Day 6 x 6 paper pad. FUN stuff!!! The rhinestones on the sentiment are Zva Creative Mini Rhinestones adhered using my Quickie Glue Pen . The ric rac was made with MFT's Jumbo Ric Rac Die-Namics .
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Happy November! Can you believe the year has gone by so quickly?
I had a great time this weekend playing with this new Jolly Holly stamp from Stampavie! And oh...those papers from Crate Paper's Snow Day paper pad are SO FUN! I was a little out of my element here with these bright and whimsical papers, but I had a blast with them!
The image was stamped on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder, and colored with Tombow Markers .
The violet border at the bottom is My Favorite Things Open Scallop Border . As I said earlier, all the designer paper is from Crate Paper's Snow Day , and the cardstock is Prismatics Classic Red , Classic Yellow and Teal .
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you're having a fabulous week!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
From NOW until November 15, all original JustRite Christmas images are on sale for 25% off! You don't need a coupon code. I already have them marked down for you, so be sure to see them HERE !
Just yesterday I received my first order of the new JustRite Cling Mounted Stamp Sets . These are not ribbed rubber. They cling to any acrylic block you may have. They actually come on the storage sheet which is shown below, and they fit in this MINI BINDER BOX . Gotta love the convenient storage!
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with something crafty for you. Until then...