Saturday, July 22, 2017

Paper craft project no. 506: Do what you love


Popping by with a card I made for the new challenge over at AAA CardsSTAMPlorations is sponsoring, and for the next two weeks the theme is rainbow. What a fun theme!


To create my one layer card, I started with one of the dies in the Curly Labels/Tags set to create a curly-curvy bottom edge. Then I took one of the brush stroke stamps in Mixed Media Elements and stamped it in rainbow colors down the left side. Then I stamped the sentiment (Do What You Love) in dark blue ink + stamped the ink splatter stamp from Art Marks a couple of times in orange and green and the card's done.

I hope you'll join the AAA Cards design team and link up your  clean and simple cards based on the theme. The winner will receive two stamp sets from the Say It Big series (Do What You Love and Choose Happy) and two randomly drawn winners will each receive a $5 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Paper craft project no. 505: Bird soaring high



Seems like it's been forever since I posted. Sorry about that -- between my mommy duties and running STAMPlorations + being preggers and having terrible non-stop morning sickness up until late last week, I haven't been able to create anything to share here (although I've got some crafty/artsy exciting news soon). At 16 weeks, the morning sickness has subsided significantly, although once in a while I still feel like hurling.

Anywho...last week a new challenge started at Time Out. This time around we're to CASE a card and put our own twist to our creation. We are CASE-ing this fun card by Cornelia of Stempel Spass.



I took my cue from the main image and background. First, I sponged gray ink through the Zen Hearts stencil before stamping the bird (angled it a bit so it looks like it's about to take off) and sentiment (For the Birds) and then grounding the bird with a grungy dot stamp (Mixed Media Grunge).

Check out the cards the team + guest designer Pooja made and then link up your own project inspired by Cornelia's card. There is still a week left to play. Sponsoring this challenge is Happy Little StampersWe can't wait to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Paper craft project no. 504: Happy birthday



Hello! It has been a long time since I posted here. Sorry about that -- something's been cooking the last couple of months and I'll spill the beans in a few weeks :o)

Anyway, a new challenge starts today at Less Is More and I'm thrilled the wonderful ladies over there are letting me play with them and share my take on the challenge theme this week! STAMPlorations is sponsoring this month and if you play along, you get the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store.

This week, they've got a drool-worthy theme: NEAPOLITAN Ice Cream Colors (chocolate, strawberry, vanilla). 



Now it was quite impossible for me to look at that photo and not have ice cream. So while I thought about how I was going to design my card (hey, a CAS card makes me think doubly hard!), I treated myself to some Ben & Jerry's non-dairy chocolate fudge brownie ice cream :o) Of course, it had to be done in stealth mode (i.e., when the Kat is napping). A scoop later, I had an idea. I stamped the grungy frame from Floral Bliss at an angle and then took the brand spankin' new Cupcake Builder #1 CUTplorations dies out for a spin. I found cardstock that could pass for chocolate and vanilla and then for the strawberry, I sponged spun sugar DI onto white cardstock. I repeatedly stamped the sentiment from A Snarky Birthday to You in alternating chocolate and pink colors along the bottom of the card to finish it off.

Hope you were inspired by my card to join in this week's Neapolitan challenge! Thank you again to the LIM ladies for having me.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


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