Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sticking together - A Fall-abulous Blog Hop!

 This blog post contains goodies I received for free from some of my favorite crafting companies.

I'm back with another blog hop creation and if you're wondering what I'm talking about then here's the scoop!

All this week the Stampendous team in collaboration with the folks from Scrapbook Adhesives are providing tons of ideas and tips to make some holiday fun!

Stop by our company blogs for more inspiration and details about the giveaway!

Be sure to stop in at the Rafflecopter Giveaway to enter for prizes!

Now let's see what I've been up to with some too cute to spook jack o lanterns!

I've combined stamps, adhesives, dies and glitter for a festive peek-a-BOO design.

Here are the supplies I used from our terrific companies!


Scrapbook Adhesives:

    Also needed:

      • Color Cardstock (My Mind's Eye) - Parrot, Kraft
      • Prismacolor Pencils - 
      • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
      • Acrylic Paints (Deco Art Media Line) - Phthalo Green Yellow, Phthalo Blue, Dioxazine Purple
      1. Fold in half 5-1/ x 8-1/2 inch cardstock for the card base and run E-Z Dots Dispenser around the edge.
      2. Sprinkle Purple Micro Glitter over the adhesive and rub. Shake off excess and return to container.
      3. Make a monoprint with Media Fluid Acrylics and Creative Palette Rectangles. If desired, use a wide tooth comb to create patterns in the monoprint. Trim to 3-3/4 x 5 inches. 
      4. Create windows with circle dies from Build A Wreath Die Set on green monoprint paper.
      5. Add accents with E-Z Dots Dispenser and Green Micro Glitter.
      6. Stamp, color and die cut jack o lanterns then position in circle windows and adhere to back of monoprint.
      7. Place 3D Foam Squares around the back of the monoprint and adhere to slightly smaller sized purple monoprint that has also been accented with glittery E-Z Dots.
      8. Adhere to 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inch Parrot cardstock and then to card base.
      9. Stamp sentiment from Spooky Wishes, trim out, glue to scrapes of monoprint paper and adhere to card front.
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      Monday, September 18, 2017

      Together Again! Stampendous and Scrapbook Adhesives

      This blog post contains goodies I received for free from some of my favorite crafting companies.

      Hello and welcome to a fabulous collaboration with Stampendous and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L! I love the sticky situations I craftily get into when making projects and now thanks to both companies we get to have a week long hop with prizes!

      Stop by the sponsor blogs for more details and inspiration. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway too!

      The Stampendous Cling Stamps and Die Set like Seated Elf are such a perfect match with Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Creative Sheets for a shaker card and more!

      Grab these supplies from our blog hop sponsors and enjoy creating a shaker card to send for the holiday!

      Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
      Also needed:
      • Color Cardstock (My Mind's Eye)
      • Pattern Paper (Bo Bunny Vintage Series)
      • Clear Acetate
      • Alcohol markers or another coloring medium
      • Black Ink Pad (safe for your coloring medium)

      1. Stamp Seated Elf, present and bow with black ink that safe for your coloring medium onto Mixed Media White Paper and cut out with matching dies. Color.
      2. Die cut a circle from pattern paper and 3D foam sized to fit behind the paper.
      3. On the front of the pattern paper, dab embossing Ink with the Boss Gloss around the circle and a few spots beyond, sprinkle with Chunky White Embossing Enamel and heat set.
      4. Cut a square of clear acetate to fit over the circle on the pattern paper and tape with E-Z Runner making sure to adhere to the edge of the circle.
      5. Mark the size measurements of folded card base onto a scrap of paper and center the pattern paper layer over it.
      6. Carefully place die cut 3D Foam sheet over clear acetate. Add colored present and bow face down on acetate and sprinkle Glass Glitters around the clear acetate.
      7. Add Crafty Foam Tape on corners and remove foam adhesive backing.
      8. Place card base over pattern paper aligning it to the marks on the scrap piece of paper so it will be centered with the shaker layer. Press all over the card base to adhere together.
      9. Stamp sentiment on white paper and lay over card front aligning the circle die with shaker window. Secure die to sentiment paper with removable tape and then run through die cut machine.
      10. Adhere sentiment with E-Z Runner, then Seated Elf image over shaker window.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Monday, September 4, 2017

      Game Day is On!

      If you are an American football fan then you already know this week starts the regular season. Be prepared for the entranced look on faces for the rest of the year, a lot like this card I made for the Stampendous July Catalog release. 

      I think I'm more likely to be the one lost in a popcorn bowl than lost in the game, but that's what makes Game Day so much fun. We all have something to do!

      Here's how I made this card!

      Supplies: (I use Amazon affiliate links when able and that means that whenever a link is taken then a purchase is made, I get a few pennies at no cost to you.)


      • HMR95 House-Mouse® Game Day (AZ, STM)
      • R287 Oh My Stars (AZ, STM)
      • MEM01 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZSTM)
      • MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
      • SSH57 Acrylic Stamp Handle (AZSTM)


      • My Colors cardstock by My Mind's Eye
      • Sketch™ Markers by Copic® (0, B66, B69, BG000, BG01, BG10, BV31, BV34, C1, C4, E04, E06, E19, E21, E23, E25, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, E53, E57, E81, E97, R20, R22, R24, T1, T4, T6, T8, W2, W3, W5, W7, W9, Y17, Y32, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG25, YG45, YR12, YR14, YR27, YR30, YR31)
      • Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
      • 3D Thin Foam Squares (AZ)
      • Ribbon by May Arts 
      • Mini Layers Tools by Perfect Paper Crafting (AZ)


      1. Fold color cardstock in half for a finished 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch card base.
      2. Stamp Oh My Stars stamp in black around the edges of the card base and set aside.
      3. Stamp Game Day with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
      4. Trim and layer with two colored cardstock mats.
      5. Wrap striped ribbon around opposite corners and tie in a knot.
      6. Adhere with 3D Thin Foam Squares to the card base.

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      Friday, August 25, 2017

      Get Your Boo! On with Stampendous

      It's a great Friday for a tiny bit of Halloween inspiration! School has started and then it seems like Halloween is just around the corner so if you're inclined to decorate and celebrate today is the day to hop with me and the team from Stampendous!

      Okay isn't this a darling stamp from Stampendous!!!! House-Mouse® creator Ellen Jareckie does a great job of taking the scary out of Halloween and I LOVE this sweet stamp called Paper Bag Masks. Find it at your favorite online or brick and mortar shop, look here.

      Are you ready for more Halloween to Get Your Boo! On? Just keep hopping through links for the entire week!




      Now if you want to find out how to make this card check out the supplies and instructions below. OR find it on the Stampendous website with a Print Project option!

      Supplies:  (I use Amazon affiliate links when able and that means that whenever a link is taken then a purchase is made, I get a few pennies at no cost to you.)


      • House-Mouse® Paper Bag Masks (AZ, STM)
      • Spooky Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (AZ, STM)
      • Stardust Embossing Powder  (STM)
      • Vintage Olive Tinsel Embossing Powder (AZ, STM)
      • Copper Embossing Powder (AZ, STM)
      • Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko® (AZSTM)
      • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
      • HT400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZSTM


      • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Grasshopper, Plum (company website)
      • Sketch Markers by Copic® - 0, B91, C00, C1, C2, E08, E21, E23, E25, E27, E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, G28, G94, R20, RV34, T1, T4, T6, V09, V17, V93, V95, W1, W3, W5, YG01, YG23, YG93, YG95, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR18 
      • ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
      • 3D Foam Square Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (AZ)
      • Dry Paintbrush 


      1. Stamp Paper Bag Masks with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
      2. Stamp image again onto sticky note(s) and trim to make a mask and apply to the image.
      3. Airbrush background with V17 then V09 and remove the mask. Use chalk pastels if instead of airbrush technique.
      4. Glue image onto Grasshopper cardstock and sprinkle around top edges with Stardust Embossing powder and heat set from the back side of the paper. If desired, use a paintbrush to brush powder away from the main image before heat setting.
      5. Sprinkle Copper Tinsel Embossing Powder across the bottom of pumpkin and heat set from the back side of the paper.
      6. Glue image to folded 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch Plum card base.
      7. Stamp sentiment with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and trim as desired.
      8. Sprinkle Vintage Olive Tinsel Embossing Powder on each edge of sentiment and heat set from the back side of the paper.
      9. Adhere sentiment to card with foam adhesives.

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