Monday, May 2, 2016

Hop with Whisker Graphics

Happy Monday! We are starting a new week and a new blog hop! Stampendous found this sweet Whisker Graphics company with cute bags, twine and tags that we have the privilege of using this week on our hop!

As with all of our hops there are prizes! This hop has prizes just a little bit different than the one's before so please make sure you read the details on the Stampendous blog! There is a prize package with a lot of similar products that we are using so get inspired and then comment on our blogs to increase your chances!

Here is my project today!

I created a set of fun card that work perfectly for love notes to my kids. Each one is slightly different, but they all have the same elements. I stamped Wood Background on three pieces of kraft cardstock with Mudslide ink.

Each animal from Woodland Friends is stamped, colored and die cut out, the head is attached with a Pop'cessories die to make it wobble.

The cards all have a fun tag add as the sentiment panel, LOVE that idea even if the tag seems to be hanging from nowhere.

Each card has a different twine embellishment - fox has wrapped and bow tied twine, Owl has a tassel and Bear has a multiple loop bow.

Thank you for stopping by and please stop by the rest of the hop spots today!

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!

Stamps:  Cling Woodland Friends, Love Always, Spring Sentiments, Life Words
Whisker Graphics: Tags and Divine Twine Diva Spools in Crushed Lavender and Dried Celadon (solid and stripe)
Paper: Mixed Media White, Kraft
Ink: Mudslide (Colorbox), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), markers (Copic), colored pencils (Prismacolor)
Accessories: Woodland Friends Die Cut Set, Popcessories Die Set, scissors, mono-adhesive and mini glue dots (Tombow)

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Colorists Unite on Facebook This Weekend

I'm popping in with a card this weekend to lure you all in to a weekend of sponsored coloring! Stampendous is one of many fabulous sponsors for a Facebook group of people who love to color and want to improve through tutorials, tips and techniques shared among ourselves and from the sponsors.
Click to join in the FUN!

So, this weekend, Stampendous is sponsoring a coloring contest. If you have an itch to get out your pencils, markers or whatever other coloring tools you have on hand, join us! We are focusing on House-Mouse stamps, because who couldn't resist them when coloring, but you can color anything and drop by the group to post it. Please make sure you add hashtags in your comment for #Stampendous and #PPCF.

I'll be posting this in the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Group, but here you get the supply list and instructions!


MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink by Tsukineko®
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Stamp Handle

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Pattern Paper by Canvas Corp
Sketch™ markers by Copic® (B21, B32, B41, B60, C1, 2, 4, 5, 7, E29,30,31,33,35,37,42, 50,51,53, E95, R05,24,29, W0,1,2,3,5,7, YG17, YG63)
3-in-1 Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Ribbon by May Arts
Foam Adhesive Squares
Playing cards


  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch color cardstock in half for a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch card base.
  2. Trim pattern paper and adhere to card base.
  3. Stamp image with black ink onto Mixed Media White paper and color.
  4. Trim image with inner"P" size die from Fitted Frame and an outer size "P" from color cardstock.
  5. Glue Fitted Frames together.
  6. Tie cord around image into a bow.
  7. Position playing cards and image on card base. 
  8. Glue down cards and sprinkle Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel, plus Color Fragments on top and heat set from back side of card.
  9. Adhere colored image to card base with foam adhesive squares.
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Blog Hop Finale with Nathalie Kalbach and Friends

Hey there, it's Friday and I'm hopping with Stampendous again today for a finale round of inspiration with Nathalie Kalbach and I'm kind of excited to say that we are hopping with her fantastic Creative Squad too!

You are in for a treat, so get comfy and have fun jumping to each hop today with some fantastic inspiration.

Hop info before we get going, we have been hopping all week so if you are just getting sight of our hop you have four other days you can browse through, but there is also a little incentive. There are three prize packages for grabs from the folks who leave comments on our hop posts this week. Stop by the Stampendous blog for details!

Now here is my 3D project for today.

When I saw the Elephant set, I've kind of been dreaming of making a decor item out of it. I'm so glad I did this, learned a lot and I think I would sew muslin together next time to make the process faster and less expensive.

I purchased Balsa Wood and outlined 6 elephant shapes from the foam stamp. I trimmed all of them with a sharp craft knife, glued them all together and then sanded the edges or whittled them away in areas until I had the look I wanted.

I  painted in vibrant colors, but before any of that could happen I needed a good layer of white gesso to dry.

TIP: Stamping on tissue paper will give you a negative image when flipped. That's how I was able to make a two-sided art. The supply list and instructions are at the end of my post today. 

Now it's time to jump over to the next person in the hop!

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!

Michelle Rydell

Marsha Valk

Gwen Lafleur

Cheiron Brandon

Lea Fritts

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price


NKCF01 Elephant Foam/Cling Rubber Stamp Set
STF082 Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink pad by Tsukineko®

White tissue paper
Balsa wood 6" x 36"
Media Line paints by DecoArt
Matte Decoupage Sealer by DecoArt
Acrylic paint by Liquitex and Amsterdam
Black Paint Pen by Liquitex
Silver Metallic Uniball 1.0 Pen by Sanford
Wood Glue


  1. Trace around foam elephant stamp onto balsa wood and trim. Repeat for desired thickness of statue.
  2. Glue pieces together and press evenly for manufacturers suggested dry time.
  3. Use sandpaper and emery board to smooth edges.
  4. Paint a layer of white gesso all over and let dry.
  5. Paint base color and let dry.
  6. Stamp detail elephant stamp twice onto tissue paper with black ink and heat set. Trim closely to image edge.
  7. Brush on a coat of Decoupage sealer and then carefully place tissue over elephant shape, carefully brush down creases and air bubbles as you apply a top sealer coat. Repeat on other side with second stamped image.
  8. Use paint and paint markers to color sections of the design.
  9. Add one more layer of sealant and you're done.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

More Messy Fun with NK Studio Stamps

Hello and welcome back to another day on the hop with Nat and Friends! We are putting our focus on Nathalie's new stamp and stencil sets this week and my hope is to show you all three and how I creativity use them. 

First though, know that this is as usual a Stampendous hop, Monday through Friday and they have prizes for commenting along the way! Details are on the Stampendous blog!

I have been so inspired by all the journal pages from the Creative Squad featured on Nat's blog, pssst.... the Stampendous blog is sharing some previous projects of theirs each day until we get to see more great things from them on Friday. I decided I'd try a journal page again. Nat's Urban Scribble set made it super easy to get my idea down and then it took me forever to decide what to write! lol

My paints were DecoArt - Turquoise Blue, Butterscotch, and Royal Purple (tinted with Snow White). I used Snow White on its own with the solid side of the foam stamp.

The detail Cling Rubber Urban Scribble Stamp is inked with Versafine Onyx Black and heat set, because it will smear if you don't, trust me.

The scribbles are made with an impulse buy of Elmer's Paint Pens. They surprised me at how fast they dried on top of the paint. I just thought the city needed more greenscaping, so I added hanging pots, bushes and trees.

And then I made my journaling, because I often look up at the sky for a change of pace. I did it many times trying to think of what to write and then I just said, hey! I'll write what I'm doing.

I've used Urban Scribbles in another post here. I really enjoyed adding all the watercolor effects to the Cling Rubber stamped image and it would even be great to use with pattern paper and layer them over each other for a papercrafter's style card. I'll have to try that one next time. ;)

Now it's time to keep moving on in the hop today and I'll see you here again on Friday.

Stampendous Blog

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!

Tenia Nelson

Pam Hornschu

Nathalie Kalbach Blog

Stamps:i Urban Scribbles Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber Stamp and Stencil Set (Stampendous)
Paper: Journal pages
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Turquoise Blue, Butterscotch, Royal Purple and Snow White (DecoArt), paint pens (Elmers), Memento Onyx Black marker (Tsukineko), 0.8 black Multiliner (Copic)

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