Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It's Time for Picnic Fun

Hi folks! It's a picnic here today in my crafty puddle. I'm hanging out with a few other designers that are sharing this picnic theme and all the goodies are from Stampendous!

Stampendous Blog

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Louise Healy 

Janelle Stollfus - that's this craft puddle

Jennie Lin Black

Here's my Life is a Picnic card that was featured in the April 2015 Catalog for Stampendous and you can also find this project along with some other great samples on the Picnic Spread product page. 
This was a fun stamp to color and it did make me a little bit hungry for fresh fruit. When we create these samples we are months ahead of the season, so when it's cold and snowy we are really ready for a sunny summer picnic like this one.

Well here is how a created this card with links to the Stampendous products, and here is the link to see this project on the Stampendous website as well.


P266 Picnic Spread
G126 Life Picnic
DP111 Detail Black Embossing Powder
CP811 Creative Palette MonoPrinting Plate
VM001 Versamark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
MPW811 Mixed Media Paper
SSH57 Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Handle

Cardstock by Core’dinations®
Sketch™ Alcohol Markers by Copic® (B000, B01, B41, B45, B93, B95, B97, B99, BV08, BV20, BV23, BV31, G46, G82, G99, R01, R02, R22, R24, R39, R46, R56, Y11, Y13, Y21, YG17, YG21, YG63, YG67, YG93, YG97, YR24, YR30, W0, W1,T4, V12, V17, V93, E11, E13, E15, E35, E37, E47, E74, E87, E95, E97, E99)
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
White Acrylic Pen by Liquitex


  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch cardstock in half for a top folding card base with a finished size of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.
  2. Create some coordinating monoprint paper to go with your colored cardstock. Trim down and adhere to card base.
  3. Stamp Picnic Spread and with black ink and color.
  4. Stamp Life Picnic with watermark ink and emboss with Detail Black Embossing Powder.
  5. Sketch a border with a white opaque marker (Liquitex Acrylic Pen used).
  6. Adhere image onto colored cardstock. Cut three pennant tails from textured cardstock and sand. Glue to the backside of the image panel and adhere onto the card base.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Stampendous and Clear Scraps Blog Hop

It's time for a little hoppin' and having fun! The Stampendous team is back for a second round of posts to share our creativity and also our flat out fun creating with these Clear Scraps products. A big thank you for the generous products they sent us to play with this week (there's even more to play with later on this year, too!)

There are prizes! Just head on over to the Stampendous blog (see below) today to see the details. The short of it, comment on our blogs - those playing this week in the collaboration - and then wait until next week to find out if you won some of the same goodies we have shared with you this week!

Now here's the fantastic line up for today, and it looks like you are halfway through the list now that you are here!

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Janelle Stollfus
Asia King

Tenia Nelson

Jamie Martin

Clear Scraps Blog

Okay, I really wanted to see what I could do with a 8 x 8 inch album they sent me and the cover took off in a whole different direction. I guess I was impressed with how well the paint, stenciling paste, ink, well just about anything I tried, looked on this clear canvas. I'm calling it a mixed media clear canvas.

The Look was stamped on one side, made opaque on the back side with white paint and a high density sponge. The template that is included in the packaging was used to mask the face when Penned Friend was stamped off with paint. The last step was sponging black onto the back of the pennant so it had a smoky look to it.

As you can see from the photo above there is a lot of fun layering for the base canvas. Let's just say it started with a monoprinting session directly added to the acrylic canvas and left to dry before adding layers and layers of stamping on both sides of the clear acrylic album.

It ended with some stenciling with Translucent Embossing Paste and after removing the stencil carefully sprinkling Gold Micro Glitter over it and tapping off the excess

Oh and I added some lipstick to "Look" so she wouldn't look so pale. 

This project was a play in techniques and I a lot of fun with it.


CP475 Creative Palette Rectangles
CRS7005 Cling The Look Set
H315 Penned Friend
NKCRS03 NK Studio Grunge Cling Rubber Stamps
MG02 Gold Micro Glitter
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle


LJ901 Mosaic Swirls Stencil
DWDEPT Translucent Embossing Paste


Acrylic 8x8 Regular Album by Clear Scraps®
Small Pennants Banners by Clear Scraps®
Sketch™ marker by Copic® (R35)

StazOn Jet Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Satin paint by DecoArt®
Snow White paint by DecoArt®
High Density sponges or daubers
Gold wire (optional)
Heavy duty hole punch

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Window View for Crafting

We are playing along this week with Clear Scraps and making some clearly fun projects. There have already been so many amazing projects and it's only Tuesday!

You can see all of Clear Scraps fine products on their website and check back with Stampendous Pinterest board throughout the week for our collaboration projects.

If you are hopping along today with us you just came from the Stampendous blog to see me and then it's a hop on to the Clear Scraps blog for more great project mojo.

Now there is also a great surprise for some of our hop fans and it has something to do with prizes!!!! Comment along the hop each day and might be able to grab one of these prize packages.

Stampendous is giving away three prizes to commenters that reside in the US. (sorry but there are reasons why, see details HERE):

  • Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set
  • Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle
  • Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents

PLUS the Australian Distributor, The Stencil Specialists, is giving away a prize every time Stampendous does in the US! One lucky Aussie will win:

  • A Stampendous Stamp
  • A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice)
  • A Silicone Mould
  • A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay
  • 3 packs of Adhesive Gems

For my project today I used the Send It Clear Card project. Here's how I made it.


MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

StazOn Jet Black Ink by Tsukineko
Send It Clear Card by Clear Scraps
Acrylic Paint by DecoArt
Sketch™ Markers by Copic®
Acrylic Paint Pen by Liquitex®
Circle Die


  1. Remove film for one side of card back. Create a circle stencil with circle die.
  2. Sponge white paint into circle and let dry. Repeat for opaqueness, if desired.
  3.  and monoprint red pattern. Let dry.
  4. Remove film from other side of card back and cover white circle with same size or one smaller circle mask.
  5. Sponge yellow paint onto Rose Pattern and stamp onto card base.
  6. Use a black acrylic paint pen to dry freestyle circle on same size.
  7. Remove top film from card front and lay down on dry card base. Use package stickers to hinge card.
  8. Use black acrylic paint pen on card front flaps.
  9. Stamp Teacup Cupcake onto Mixed Media White Paper. Color and trim.
  10. Glue colored Teacup Cupcake image onto left flap of card front.
  11. Stamp sentiment from Friendly Phrases onto white paper, trim and glue under teacup image.
  12. Remove film from inside of card front flaps.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Patriotic Panache Week

Now I finally get to share my patriotic project for this week. Boy, it was quite a long process with many trials and errors. It really came out nicely considering all the crazy mishaps, which I'll gladly leave you in the dark about. I'll just say that there are easily half a dozen more in the waste bin before I made it to this card.

This week, as you have already been made aware, is a Patriotic Panache, or show your patriotic side, week at Stampendous! Some gorgeous, fun and sentimental stamps are going to be shared in various projects and today mine is was suppose to have some Americana feel to it. Here it is!

 Here are the supplies I used.

Stamps: Old Glory, AS Cling Industrial (Andy Skinner, Stampendous)
Paper: Mixed Media White Paper (Stampendous), Red (Core'dinations)
Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink (Tsukineko), Acrylic Paint (DecoArt)
Accessories: Creative Palette Rectangles (Stampendous), Red and China Blue Micro Glitter (Stampendous), paintbrush, sponge and paper towels


  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch color cardstock in half for a finished 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch card base.
  2. Layer paint onto small rectangle Creative Palette, individually between adding pressing Mixed Media White Paper onto palette. Use the colors and technique from the Stampendous CHA Winter 2015 booth demo with Andy Skinner called Rusty Fun with Andy Skinner.
  3. The last layer is to use Chalky White paint around the edges.
  4. Spray with blue color mist spray and then wipe away with clean paper towel. The color will stay on the chalky paint, but release from the rest of the background.
  5. Prepare the paper for embossing with anti-static pouch. 
  6. Ink Old Glory with Versamark Watermark ink and stamp in the center of monoprint.
  7. Sprinkle Aged Silver onto image and gently tap away excess, leaving a thick layer of embossing enamel. 
  8. Heat from the back side and cool.
  9. Carefully sprinkle red glitter around stripes and heat from back side of paper. Cool and tap off excess, then repeat with China Blue glitter.
  10. Stamp Old Glory onto white paper and trim away stars. Glue them into place on glittered image.
  11. Mat onto red card base.

Please visit my teammates posts if you haven't made it over yet. We appreciate all your wonderful comments when you do!

Stampendous Blog (Monday)
Stampendous Blog (Tuesday)
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