Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Lying Low

Hello All:  

I just wanted to pop in to let you know that I won't be posting for awhile...a week ago I injured my right shoulder and arm and am trussed up like a Thanksgiving turkey!  I am itching to craft and will be back as soon as possible.  

Thanks to all who have supported this blog with visits and comments...
I appreciate you all!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Clear Easter Stamp Set

Preparing for Easter with Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's 

The inside sentiment:

The base of the card is Coredinations Heavy white cardstock, layered with Kaisercraft's "Wandering Ivy" decorator paper. Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform was used for both stamping directly on the decorator paper card front, as well as the placement and stamping of the interior sentiment. Versafine Onyx Black ink was used for a crisp, clear result.

The cross on the front of the design is from a Spellbinder die set that is no longer available. You can find a similar cross die set HERE. Kaisercraft Pearls were added to the cross as an accent.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I talked about Word Art Wednesday in last week's post. Did you have a chance to check it out? It's a challenge group that focuses their challenge around God's Word. The challenge runs for two weeks, and it is currently in it's second week. Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is the sponsor for this randomly chosen prize challenge--be sure to check out the details and upload your designs! I'm going to participate once again this week--hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Back today with more of the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's new release-- Farmhouse Series clear stamps and dies and to tell you about a new challenge that I will be participating in:

The first card features the Pierced Nested Steel Heart dies and Farmhouse Scriptural Quotes clear stamps from the Farmhouse Series. LOVING the new Farmhouse Scriptural Quotes set as it has beautiful Bible verses that can be used for different situations and events. 

Decorator paper used for both cards: Prima "Hello Pastel." After die cutting the three nested hearts, I scored them down the center and then stitched them together with my sewing machine. The heart then was adhered to the card with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips to provide dimension.

The border on the card is paper pieced with some of the decorator paper and attached with ScorTape.  Versafine Onyx Black ink and a Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform were used to stamp the Bible verse directly onto the background.

The second card uses the Pierced Nested Heart dies along with the Farmhouse Simple Sentiments and Farmhouse Signage Clear stamp sets.  Stamp placement made extra easy with the Tonic Stamp Platform; a tiny Kaisercraft Rhinestone adds a little sparkle.

And, take a look at this...

Stamp Simple Ribbon Store is the sponsor (chance to win Stamp Simply Stamps!) for today's challenge at WORD ART WEDNESDAY--Challenges Inspired by God's Word. I'm heading over there to play along, check it out! 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Hope your Valentine Day is extra special; thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Farmhouse Simple Sentiments and Pierced Nested Heart Dies

Here today with the first cards made with Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's new Farmhouse Simple Sentiments and steel Farmhouse Pierced Nested Heart Dies...so fun to play with! 

This new release makes for quick and easy designs...dress them up as little or as much as you like! Loving the mixed font...is perfect with the heart dies or the Farmhouse Signage stamp set.

My Mind's Eye "Chalk Studio" decorator paper was used for these cards. Versafine Onyx Black ink was used to stamp the sentiment, along with a Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.  Sharon has the new protective sleeve and extra magnets for the platform available in the store.

The stamp platform made for easy stamping on the pink toned card. Simply place the die cut heart where you want it on the background paper, secure it all down with the magnets that included with the platform. Place your stamp where desired then stamp with the black ink over both the heart and background. Then, lift the heart off of the background, stamp the background once again. Perfect placement and inky sentiment since the stamp and paper do not move from the original placement. Then adhere the heart on the background with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip pieces.

A bit of bling from my stash adds interest...you can find enamel dots HERE. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today! I will be back this week to post again, hope to see you then! 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

NEW-- Farm Fresh!

So happy to have received the new stamp release from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store...Farmhouse Signage Clear Stamps and Dies!

Let me tell you about the cards:

I stamped the cow from Stamp Simply's "Farmhouse Signage" set with Versafine Black Onyx ink and a Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. The arrow from the stamp set was stamped with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Barn Door. Both pieces were then die cut from the Farmhouse Signage Die set. The cow and arrow were then layered over a Spellbinder Classic Circle die, reminding me of an old fashioned milk bottle cap. Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip pieces and TomBow Mono Multi Liquid glue were both used to attach the die cuts.

The printed cardstock used for both cards is Simple Stories "Snap Color Vibe 2."

A border of May Art's 1/2" Woven Burlap ribbon adds a bit of interest, as does an embossed background (Darice--not available. A stencil option HERE).

Here's the inside of the card, using a sentiment from "Farmhouse Signage."

The second card using "Farmhouse Signage" stamps and dies follows. Simple Stories decorator paper is used once again.

I direct stamped the milk pail and arrows to white cardstock. The rectangle is a die from Spellbinder's Classic Rectangle dies. The heart is also stamped on white cardstock with Barn Door distress ink. The heart was then die cut with the matching die from the die set. The heart is popped up with a small piece of Thermoweb 3D Foam. May Art's 3/8" Gingham Ribbon ties off the border.

Simple, crisp, and easy to mail!

There is more to the new release at Stamp Simply Ribbon Store...make sure that you check back here to 
see the rest of the new sets!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Love You So Much Valentine

I have just been enamored with smudgy, faded watercolor looks lately...I just {love} the soft, muted colors and fade away feel that is imperfect, yet beautiful. So, I pulled out Tim Holtz Distress Inks once again and got to work.

I began with Ranger Watercolor paper. The top layer of the card is embossed using Spellbinders M-Bossabilities "Enchanted" embossing folder. You can find other beautiful folders HERE.

I die cut the image pieces with the Die D-Lites set from the same watercolor paper. The pieces were then watercolored with Tim Holtz Distress Tattered Rose, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Mustard Seed, and Lipstick Red inks. 

I simple dabbed the ink pad directly onto my Ranger Craft Mat, sprayed with water in my Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, then painted the die cuts with watercolor brushes until I was happy with the general effect.

After the die cuts dried, I stamped the Stamp Simply "Thinking of You Rose" sentiment onto the heart using Tonic's Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and Versafine Onyx Black ink. 

Layers were popped up with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip pieces, and TomBow Mono Multi Liquid Glue was used to adhere the die cuts together. A May Art's 1/4" Silk ribbon bow and Kaisercraft Rhinestones add a bit of pretty.

I was pleased with the old fashioned appeal in the outcome and hope that you like it too! Thanks for stopping by!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Lord is My Shepherd

 Welcome! Here with a sympathy card today using

The Psalm 23 Bible passage is stamped on white cardstock with a Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and Delicata's non tarnishing "Golden Glitz" ink pad. It was then die cut with Spellbinder's "Hemstitch Rectangles" dies and layered (using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue) over a piece of solid decorator paper from Wild Rose Studio's "Dancing Daisies" pack. A striped piece of the "Dancing Daisies" covers the base of the card.

I stamped the coneflower from the "Thank Your for Caring Coneflower" set with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink onto the white cardstock, die cut it with the
Coneflower Steel die, then proceeded to paint it with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

I simple dabbed the ink pads onto my Ranger Non-Stick Craft sheet, sprayed them with water from my Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, and painted away with a watercolor paint brush. Easy clean up with just a baby wipe.

The coneflower is topped with a Seam Binding Ribbon Bow, created with an Original Bow Easy. See the tutorial HERE.

And the inside sentiment from the "Deepest Sympathy" stamp set, stamped with the Golden Glitz ink:

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Be sure to keep your eyes open for something new and special happening this week over at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! 

Thanks for stopping by!