Monday, February 8, 2016

My Cards and Tags: Dylusions Ink Spray Tags

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Spritz and Spray is this week's theme over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I love rich bold colors, so I am a huge fan of Dylusions Ink Spray, which I used on the background of these tags:


I started with some tags I cut out of white Mixed Media Paper.  I smudged Distress Ink onto the tags, then I sprayed them with various colors of Dylusions ink spray.  I also dripped some water onto the Distress Ink sections, then soaked it back up with a paper towel after leaving it for a few minutes.  That's what created the white circle-splotches.


While my tags dried, I stamped some background images using Tim Holtz's Documented stamp set, and Simon Says Stamp's Tiny Alphabet background stamp.  I also used the Prima honeycomb stencil for the polka dot background.  I grabbed my circle punches and punched circles out of the stamped/stenciled sections, then outlined them with Sharpie pens.

I glued the circles onto my tags and added some yarn.  I finished them off by stamping some "power words" using Dina Wakley stamps and adding those on top.


I enjoyed whippin' out the sprays and seeing what emerged as the colors blended together.  I used these fabulous supplies from Simon Says Stamp to make my tags:


Can't wait to see what you do with spritzing and spraying this week!  Remember to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.
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Monday, February 1, 2016

My Other Creations: Yarn Holder Houses Using Dina Wakley Stamps

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 The fam and I made a snowman this weekend and there was plenty of snow left over!  I love the change in seasons, but with all these mountains of white, I look even harder for some pops of color here and there.  That's why I made some sunshiny-bright yarn holders for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme of Sunshine.


Anything bright and funky reminds me of Dina Wakley, so I used several of her fine stamps on these houses.  And these houses were inspired by a previous project I did where I made house embroidery-floss holders, which you can see here.
  
On the first one, I used her Collaged Hearts stamp set:


This second one uses one of my favorite images from the Scribbly Women set:


Last but not least, the third house uses a bird from the super-cute Scribbly Holiday Birdies set:


Are these house holders enough to hold my hoarder-level yarn collection?  No, but these are some of my favorite yarns that I wanted to have displayed a little more prominently.  And you know I love a good house shape!

Here are the products I used on this project that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:


Can't wait to see how you interpret our sunshine theme this week.  And if you have some Dina Wakley products, throw them in the mix!  Upload your creation to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store! 
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Snapping Monsters Stamps: You Got This

Hello everyone!  Have you ever felt the need to repeat some sort of positive mantra to yourself when life is a little crazy?  I've found myself telling me, "You got this," lately, so I thought I could at least make a visual reminder of this mantra instead of looking like a weirdo by whispering it to myself over and over.


This little framed piece was made with stamps from my stamp set, which you can find here.  I tried something new by fussy-cutting the girl out, then sticking her head back on at a tilted angle (maybe my love of Kelly Rae Roberts' style coming through).  But I do like the added bit of thoughtfulness and whimsicality it seems to give the girl.

I hope whatever positive mantra you've adopted is enough to get you through to the weekend!  Yay for almost-Friday!

Monday, January 25, 2016

My Other Creations: American Crafts Valentine Fortune Cookies Kit

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 Even though Valentine's Day has brought mixed emotions for me over the years (fun when I was super little, traumatic when I was in elementary school and drama broke out over how many valentines you did or didn't get, annoying during my single years...), I did embrace this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme of Love Is In The Air (with an emphasis on incorporating red)!

I made these handy-dandy Valentine's fortune cookies using a kit from American Crafts.


Because I am apparently addicted to adding fabric scraps to anything and everything, I embellished these a bit with some fabric scraps and words spelled out with Tim Holtz's label letters.


The kit I used surely made these convenient, especially because it included the fortunes, too.  But if you want to make your own fortune cookies from scratch (all you really need is a paper circle and some glue), here's a video I made on how easy it is:



Here are the supplies I used for my quick little fortune cookies, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:



I'm excited to see how you show us that love is in the air!  Upload your crafty creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win A $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!

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Monday, January 18, 2016

My Other Creations: Hero Arts 3D Houses



This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is Best Friends.  I've been blessed to always have my family members be my best friends, so I went in a homeward direction:


These 3-D houses were pretty easy to make using the Hero Arts 3-D Fancy House die.  I didn't see too many online examples using this die, so just for a point of reference, the die makes a house that's about 1.5" tall at its highest point.

As you can see, I made these houses different heights, but I still used the same die.  You basically just hang the die over the edge of your cutting platform so that the bottom edge doesn't cut.  Then you can make them as tall as you want.

Here's a video I made showing this technique:



I made my houses using these supplies from Simon Says Stamp:



I'm excited to see what you come up with for our Best Friends theme!  Be sure to upload your clever creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog to inspire us and to give yourself a shot at winning the $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!
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Monday, January 11, 2016

My Other Creations: Shine Flag

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This week's challenge theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is Stencil It!  You don't have to tell me twice to whip out the stencils!  I decided to make a pennant flag using a few of my stencil faves and scraps from former projects.


I love the mini paint lids stencil, which I used for the polka-dot effect on the background of this pennant.  I also included some blobs and drips from Tim Holtz's Splatters stencil.  I loved the wacky wonky loops in StencilGirl's Mix and Match Scalloped Edges stencil, so I outlined the stencil, then fussy-cut all the openings and attached it to the top of my pennant. I accented it with hydrangeas cut with the Martha Stewart hydrangea punches.  The lightbulb is from Concord and 9th's Shine Brighter stamp set.  The "Shine" sentiment is spelled with letters from an old stamp set I had from Kaisercraft.

This project was full of scrappy-stencil fun!  Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:



I know you have plenty of stencils at the ready, so show us what clever creations you come up with!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance at fame and fortune...or at least a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store, which is just as good!

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