Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Keeping Cool

The weather is heating up this week in my area and we are finding ways to cool down! Maybe a dip in the local swimming pool or just a few more ice cubes in our water will do in a pinch, but one thing I use to love to do when I was young was a car ride in the evenings!

And today I'm posting about my love for the foothills in Boise, plus those rides of my youth with a card creation I made for a Stampendous catalog! (As you know my blog is frequently sponsored by products I receive from companies that I love and Stampendous is one of them!)

My card uses a stamp, paper, ink and markers, oh some glue too of course! A simply fun time for someone who loves to color! This stamp reminded me so much of driving around with the windows rolled down as a younger self, plus those days I use to bicycle all Saturday morning with two fabulous friends! I miss those days. You can find supplies and instructions at the end of my blog post if you would like to color up this fantastic stamp!

Anyway, do you know who else is keeping cool this week? Some of my design team buddies and Stampendous!

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!

Supplies: (This supply list has links through my Amazon affiliate program. This means Amazon will send me a few pennies if you click a link and buy during that Amazon session at no extra cost to you! I've also provided non affiliate links (STM) when available.


  • Stampendous Rolling Hills Stamp (AZSTM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)

  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (Banana Pepper, Grasshopper)
  • Sketch Markers by Copic® (0, B00, B000, E37, B01, BV13, BV20, C2, C5, E30, E31, E35, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, G12, G14, G24, G28, G40, G82, G85, G94, N2, N4, R56, R59, R83, RV10, RV14, RV21, Y11, Y18, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, YG93, YG95)
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  1. Stamp Rolling Hills with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Trim and adhere to 4 x 5-1/4 inch Banana Pepper cardstock.
  3. Adhere to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch Grasshopper color card base.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Ahoy Matey! Land ho, Lassie!

Yo ho! I'm excited to be with you today posting a pirate card that I made for the Stampendous April catalog. (You know I receive goodies from Stampendous to do fun projects with and post them on my blog)

Whisper Friends Pirates Perfectly Clear Stamps
What is more, today you can be eligible to win this stamp set from Stampendous just for commenting on my blog. Comment on more blogs participating this week and each one is an entry to win! See the Stampendous blog for more details!

Stampendous Blog

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

Now for my project!

Here's a really fun Pirate Girl that I thoroughly enjoyed coloring and turning into a card. I colored everything but the hair and thought for sure I was going to mess it up, so I stamped another image and had a practice run before finishing the card.

For supply list and instructions just keep on reading below and be sure to take the links up above for more Pirate inspiration!!!!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Supplies: (I'm including Amazon Affiliate links in my supplies and all that means is if one were to click through and purchase on Amazon during the same visit I would receive a few pennies at no cost to you. Non-affiliate links are provided when available from Stampendous = STM.)


  • Pink Your Life Whisper Friends Pirate Girl (AZ, STM)
  • Nautical Treasure Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (AZ, STM)
  • Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Acrylic Perfectly Clear Stamp Handles (AZ, STM)


  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Grasshopper, Winter Lake, Tropical Splash, Antique Gold (company website)
  • Memento™ Bamboo Leaves Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZ)
  • Sketch™ Markers by Copic® - B000, B00, B01, B91, B93, B95, BG0000, BG000, BG11, BG53, BG72, BG93, BV25, BV31, BV34, C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, E15, E18, E21, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E29, E42, E43, E71, E74, E81, E84, E87, E89, G000, G00, G02, G05, N1, N2, N4, N6, N8, R14, R37, R39, V91, V93, V95, Y13, Y21, Y26, YR23
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Ribbon by Creative Impressions (company website)


  1. Stamp Pirate Girl with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Trim and glue onto Tropical Splash cardstock and tie with ribbon around the bottom.
  3. Stamp sentiment from Nautical Treasure with Bamboo Leaves onto white paper, trim and glue to the side of framed image.
  4. Adhere onto Grasshopper and Winter Lake cardstock then onto 5 x 7-inch Antique Gold folded card base.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Motif for a Mixed Media Challenge

Doesn't there seem to be a need for a crafty motivation today? Well, it's true with me, and so I've created a fun play on words to go along with a challenge over on the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability forum.

Yep, I'm hosting a challenge this week, and it's totally easy, totally fun and a way to align your MOTIF!

 Now all you need to do is look in your crafty supplies for something that repeats AND something you have or can create it larger as a single motif for your motivation!

For details on how to play along just hop on over to the Mix-Ability forum and click on MIX225: A Single MOTIFation!

The motif, or shape, that I planned on using was a filigree, and once I started digging, I ran across all these beautiful honeycomb supplies, so I decided to make something of it.

Today's supplies and instructions are a little bit different in style, but affiliate links are still used. Anytime I use a link that is part of my affiliate program with you will see "affiliate link" after the product name. This means that if you clicked on one of those links and ended up purchasing during that time you were on Amazon a few pennies are kicked back to me at no extra cost to you.

Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate 5X7 Inches (affiliate link)
The base paper is made with my Gelli Plate that I have had for a long time but hardly ever used, really I've been so busy that I just don't have time to actually play for fun and get to know my tools! I know you know what I'm talking about, right?

Americana Decor Stencils - Honeywire (12"x12") (affiliate link)

I had a DecoArt stencil that I bought during their $1-2 stencil sale last December, boy that was a deal!!!! I grabbed some of my Americana Acrylic paints and started having some fun making prints until I came up with one I liked.

Spicy Mustard Butterscotch Moon Yellow

Deep Burgundy

I wanted to add a stronger repeating pattern, and that's where the honeycomb embossing folder from Cuttlebug came through. I ran the monoprint through my machine and then rolled paint over it with my brayer.

Cricut Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Honeycomb, 5-Inch by 7-Inch (affiliate link)

I create a hexagon shape in my Silhouette cutting machine to use as a template on a piece of monoprint paper. Why? Because I thought I had recently purchased hexagon nesting dies, but either I was dreaming or I've misplaced them. ;)

WRMK Nesting Hexagon Cookie Cutter Die  (affiliate link)

The sentiment is from a new to me die cut set that was cut out of a monoprint page that was headed for the trash.

Echo Park Sentiment Word Die Set (affiliate link)

I needed more mixed mediums for the challenge, so I dusted off my water-soluble oil pastels

Crayola Portfolio Series Oil Pastels-24/Pkg  (affiliate link)
Other supplies I used are staples in my craft room, and I'm sure some of them are for you as well.

Mono Multi Liquid Glue (affiliate link)
Alvin 4-inch Pop-in Brayer (affiliate link)

Thank you for stopping by today, and an extra special thank you for getting all the way to the end of my post!

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Celebrate Mom!

The folks at Stampendous are celebrating all moms this week, and I'm playing along with a House-Mouse Designs® card I made for their April 2017 Catalog.

I do enjoy getting these Stampendous goodies from them and in return make them into projects! So if you're interested you can follow the supply list and instruction information below which is also available on the Stampendous website.

But first, you can get tons more inspiration from my teammates and Stampendous this week so stop on by these links and say hi when you're there!



Supplies: I've provided affiliate and non-affiliate links to some products in the list below. Amazon (AZ) links are affiliate links which mean if you click that link and end up purchasing on Amazon during that screen time a very small portion of money comes back to me at no cost to you.

  • HMW07 House-Mouse™ Doorbell Ringers (AZ, STM)
  • SSC1216 Beary Mice Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (AZ, STM)
  • FMS4057 Lace Metal Stencil (AZSTM)
  • DCP1005 Fitted Frame A Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • DWDEP Dreamweaver Regular Paste (AZ, STM)
  • DWDPK Palette Knife (AZ, STM)
  • MGK05 Spring Micro Glitter Kit (AZ, STM)
  • MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (Antique Gold, Lilac Mist, Grape Vine)
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Foam Adhesives by Tombow® (AZ)

  1. Stamp Doorbell Ringers with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Trim and adhere to Lilac Mist mat with foam adhesives.
  3. Trim and fold Antique Gold cardstock for 5-1/2 square inch folded card base.
  4. Trim pattern paper the same height as card and slightly smaller in width, one edge at an angle.
  5. Trace angle edge onto the card base, remove and tape down Lace Metal Stencil.
  6. Spread Regular Paste along one edge and then spread evenly across the stencil.
  7. Sprinkle Purple Micro Glitter over stencil while the paste is still wet.
  8. Remove stencil and wash immediately. 
  9. Let card base dry and then adhere pattern paper.
  10. Stamp sentiment from Beary Mice set onto white cardstock and trim with Fitted Frames die.
  11. Cut a frame using the die from Grape Vine cardstock and glue sentiment on top of the frame. 
  12. Glue sentiment below the colored image and glue onto card base.

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