Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happy 5th birthday STAMPlorations

We're celebrating STAMPlorations 5th Anniversary and we want you to be a part of the fun!  
As a part of the celebrations, I had to choose my 3 favorite cards to share with you. Here's my first favorite card. 
I've done a lot of masking to create this one layer card. I've used the beautiful True North set for the ship and the sentiment is from the Noteworthy 2 set
Here's my second favorite card
 Finally, here's my third favorite card
I just love how this card turned out! I've used distress oxide inks on the Shower of Flutters stencil, the sentiment is from the Heartfelt Rose set.
And now for some new projects, I love making floral cards and STAMPLorations has some gorgeous floral stamps. For my first card, I've used the gorgeous floral bouquet from Best Mom Ever - Dee's Artsy Impressions 
I stamped it multiple times around the edges of a watercolor panel and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The sentiment is from the Fond Expressions 2 - Shery Russ Designs set.

The second card features the In Bloom: Classic Calla Lilies - Shery Russ Designs set. I've colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers too.
Of course, we want YOU to be part of the festivities!
And that's how it works:
  • Link up your wish list HERE for a chance to be one of five winners of $25 worth of products on your list.
  • Leave comments on this blog and on the designers’ blogs throughout the month for a chance to be one of five winners of a $25 gift certificate.
  • CASE any of my projects and/or any projects from this post and all the posts we’ll be publishing in June. 
  • Link Up your project(s) HERE for a chance to be one of five winners of a $50 gift certificate.
Now, your turn to get crafty, CASE projects and share with us!
CASEing, commenting and linking up to the wishlist linky party end on July 3. Winners will be announced on July 10 on the STAMPlorations Blog. We're excited to see your beautiful projects fill the gallery.

Before you head to the full project post, check out the fantastic June Promotions Shery's offering at the STAMPlorations Store:
  • $5 Birthday Bash Surprise Bags (while supplies last)
  • 50% Off Flash Sale:  Every Monday: select products will be placed in the FLASH SALE category, where they will be 50% off automatically…no coupon code needed. Sale ends every Tuesday night at 11:59 pm Pacific. PLUS… take an extra 20% OFF when you use this code: STAMPGIRLJUHI
  • Freebie Days:  Every Wednesday to Sunday, all orders (no minimum) qualify for a free item (any in-stock 3×5 stamp or any word/phrase die up to $10 value)… PLUS… take an extra 20% OFF when you use this code:STAMPGIRLJUHI

Happy celebrating!
Hope you have time to play along!

Friday, June 15, 2018

A Blog Named Hero Challenge: Summertime Fun

Hello everyone! I'm back with the May Challenge for the A Blog Named Hero. This month's theme is - Summertime Fun.
It's summer here in California and Magnolias are in bloom everywhere! I live on a street lined with Magnolia trees, I love the giant flowers. I would like to get a closer look, but unfortunately, they are all so high up!
I've used the gorgeous Hero Florals Magnolia Stamp and watercolored it with Daniel Smith Watercolors. I'm experimenting with different watercolors and just starting out with Daniel Smiths. 
Hop on over to the A Blog Named Hero Blog to check what my teamies have created and join the fun!


Supplies Used:

White Detail Embossing Powder
White Detail Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
Shop at:
Hero Arts
Embossing Tool
Embossing Tool
Shop at:
Hero Arts
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Shop at:
Hero Arts
Intense Black
Intense Black
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Hero Arts
CM261 Hero Florals Magnolia
CM261 Hero Florals Magnolia
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Hero Arts
CM263 Hero Florals Nasturtium
CM263 Hero Florals Nasturtium
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Hero Arts

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Stamploration May CAS Card Challenge - Mid Month Inspiration

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be back with the mid-month inspiration for Stamplorations CAS Card Challenge for May.
As usual, you need to make a CAS card, the theme for the month is Things with Wings
  • Players can link up as many winged-themed CAS cards as they want as long as each card is in its own separate blog post
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $15 for the winner voted by the design team; two randomly chosen winners of $5 GC
My card features the Shower of Flutters - ARTplorations Stencil with Lindy's Stampgang shimmer sprays on Kraft cardstock.
The sentiment is from the Happy Sunflower - Large set.
Hop on over to the Stamplorations blog to see what my teammates have created!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A Blog Named Hero Challenge: Watercolor

NOTE: Scroll down to the next post for the Hero Arts 2018 Summer Catalog Blog Hop post.

Hello everyone! I'm back with the May Challenge for the A Blog Named Hero. This month's theme is - Watercolor. We would like to see some watercoloring on your cards.
Watercoloring is my favorite coloring technique and lately, I've been experimenting with no line watercoloring. I've tried no line watercoloring on the beautiful Floral Nasturtiums from Hero Arts.


I enjoyed the process of coloring but I am not very happy with the end result. No line watercoloring is a bit of hit or miss for me right now, I love the results sometimes and not so much at other times. I guess I just have to keep practicing.


Hop on over to the A Blog Named Hero Blog to check what my teammies have created and join the fun!


Supplies Used:

CM263 Hero Florals Nasturtium
CM263 Hero Florals Nasturtium
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Hero Arts
White Detail Embossing Powder
White Detail Embossing Powder
Shop at:
Hero Arts
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
Shop at:
Hero Arts
Embossing Tool
Embossing Tool
Shop at:
Hero Arts
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Shop at:
Hero Arts
Intense Black
Intense Black
Shop at:
Hero Arts

Flower Garden
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Hero Arts

HERO ARTS 2018 SUMMER CATALOG BLOG HOP + Giveaway


Hello everyone! I'm super excited and so, so honored to be joining Hero Arts for their 2018 Summer Catalog Blog Hop!
If you've been hopping along then you already know that this release includes tons of amazing products. You can purchase the catalog or flip through the pages of the catalog, or download the pdf here. You can shop the entire catalog here
You should have arrived from the wonderful Jeanne Jachna's blog. If you're just stopping by you don't want to miss out on all the fun! You can start from the beginning at the Hero Arts Blog
Hero Arts will be giving away two $50 shopping sprees, randomly drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 20th at 11:59pm PST. The winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the week after commenting closes. 
Now, over to my cards. My first card features the beautiful Floral Nasturtium stamp set from the release.


I have been working on my watercoloring skills and the flowers just perfect for watercoloring. They were such a delight to watercolor. I stamped the flowers in black ink off the edge of a watercolor cardstock panel once and then a second time with some masking.


I used Windsor and Newton watercolors to paint the flowers and love the results! The colors I used are based on this image of blooming Nasturtiums that I found on the internet.


I really loved the pop of bright pink in the midst of reds, oranges and yellows and that is what I've tried to replicate on the card.



My second card features the super cute Fennec the Fox Stamp set. I love the how the sentiments go perfectly with the images!


The images are watercolored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The background is a beautifully textured glittered piece of scrap wallpaper. I got it from an upcycling warehouse I discovered in my neighborhood recently.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. Your next stop on the hop is the awesome Karen Bull. 

Here's the entire hop list in case you get lost along the way


Supplies Used:




CM263 Hero Florals Nasturtium
CM263 Hero Florals Nasturtium
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Hero Arts
CM266 Fennec The Fox
CM266 Fennec The Fox
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Hero Arts
White Detail Embossing Powder
White Detail Embossing Powder
Shop at:
Hero Arts
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
Shop at:
Hero Arts
Embossing Tool
Embossing Tool
Shop at:
Hero Arts
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Shop at:
Hero Arts
Nesting Circle Infinity Dies
Nesting Circle Infinity Dies
Shop at:
Hero Arts
Intense Black
Intense Black
Shop at:
Hero Arts
DC151 Hello Stamp & Cut
DC151 Hello Stamp & Cut
Shop at:
Hero Arts

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Stamploration May CAS Card Challenge - Things with Wings

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be back as a designer for the Stamplorations CAS Card Challenge.
As usual, you need to make a CAS card, the theme for the month is Things with Wings
  • Players can link up as many winged-themed CAS cards as they want as long as each card is in its own separate blog post
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $15 for the winner voted by the design team; two randomly chosen winners of $5 GC
I've made a fun card using the Shower of Flutters - ARTplorations Stencil and distress oxide inks.
I first rubbed the stencil with Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks, spritzed the stencil with water to activate the inks and pressed it onto a precut watercolor cardstock panel.
I love the messy watercolor effect created by the distress oxide inks. 
The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Rose - Shery Russ Designs set.
Hop on over to the Stamplorations blog to see what my teammates have created!