Saturday, June 16, 2018

Get Kids Crafty June Blog Hop Dinosaurs

Hello and thank you for joining us for the Get Kids Crafty June blog hop! We are thrilled to have you join us! This month our theme is dinosaurs and we are featuring the Rawrsome GKC exclusive digital stamp set from Beth Duff Designs! Click through the links to see the awesome designs the team and their kids have created! And as always - we would LOVE to see what you create! Join our Facebook group and post your projects or use #getkidscrafty on Instagram!

We created a fun Father's Day card using a Beth Duff Designs digital stamp called Rawrsome- A Get kids crafty exclusive stamp. 

After I had printed off the digital stamp from the computer Riley colored the images. I let him use my spectrum noir markers which was scary for me as they are a bit more expensive and he's not the nicest or gentle when it comes to coloring with markers.   Though I kept reminding him to be gentle with them and we sat together and colored. He was so focused as we colored together and it was a lot of fun.  He used the green colors from the spectrum noir set.  He also added some glitter to the dinosaurs using the clear wink of stella brush.





To finish off the card Riley helped me to some embossing with the Big shot machine.  We embossed some chevrons.  


Then I cut apart the different pictures he had colored so they could go on the card and adhered everything together using the scotch advanched tape glider and the X Xyron Sticker maker.  I also added the word Dad which is from a Beth Duff Designs freebie set.

The front of Riley's card


The inside of Riley's card


Thank you for reading this far. I hope this project inspired you to be crafty with your kids and put a smile on your face. I can't wait to see the look on my husband's face on Sunday when he opens this card from his little 3 year old.  This is the first official card he's made with me or I've been inspired to make with his coloring.  I know his dad will love it but still I look forward to that moment.

Now, check out the other projects from the rest of the Get Kids Crafty Creative Team.  You will find more RAWRSOME projects if you hop on over to their blogs too. 


BLOG HOP:
Annalisa Gibson - https://faith-dream-create.blogspot.com/2018/06/get-kids-crafty-june-blog-hop-dinosaurs.html  <----------YOU ARE HERE

 
Alison Heikkila - https://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/2018/06/get-kids-crafty-blog-hop-dinosaurs.html




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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Wild Things interactive play mat (Beth Duff Designs)

Hello I'm back with something different today! I'm on a roll, seriously I can't stop making things.  I have been so inspired lately and things are starting to get more organized around here after moving.  I hope this fun project inspires you too.

So today I'd like to share with you and fun project for your kids.   I created this interactive play mat using the digital set "Wild Things" from Beth Duff DesignsI've got to tell you though this set is Retiring on June 16 so now is your last chance to get it.  So grab it while you can!

Click here to get a coupon for 10% off, when you get to the website look for the pink button that says Reward Program and sign up your e-mail to receive your coupon. 

I started off by separating the scene image from the animal section of the digital image on the computer. Then I printed the scene and animals on separate pieces of paper so I could print them full size.


Here is the sneak peak of the coloring and the project to come.
 
I colored all the images using spectrum noir markers.  I used DG3, CG1, DG2, TB2, IG6, IG4, True Black, EB2, CT4, OR1, TN8, Blender, PP5, EB8.
After I colored the images I cut out the "It's a Jungle out there" sentiment and colored that too. Then I adhered that using my X Xyron Sticker maker. I also added another piece of white card stock to the back of the scene page to hide any of the bleed through from the markers and make it a bit more sturdy.   After that I ran the scene and animals through my Scotch laminator.


 To create the pocket on the back I used the leftover piece from laminating the animals as it the images did not fit the entire laminating sheet.  I adhered the extra bit of lamination on 3 sides leaving the top open with my Scotch Advanced Tape Glider.  I also attached the word animal from the set in the same way in the middle of the pocket.  To finish it off I used some fun jungle themed washi tape I had in my collection.




Pocket filled with the animals. They actually stay in there even if you shake it around and put it upside down.  So it would be easy to take with you as a on the go activity for your little one. 

 
This is what the pocket looks like empty. 

 
The animals on the mat, it's so fun you can move them around and play.





A look at it all in one go of the process of play and how it all works

My Son Riley loved playing with this, and he was making the animal noises as he played. I'm sure we will get a lot of use out of this and we might just need to make a few extras for some friends.


I hope this inspired you today and gave you a new way to use and play with digital stamps.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Happy Anniversary


Hi there, Happy Monday!  I am so excited to finally share this card with you today.  I'm finally catching up on all my blogging I need to do.  It feels great and I love sharing my cards with you my readers so that you can see how products are used and inspire you in your own crafty adventures.

I made this card back in March for my Husband for our 5th wedding anniversary. I'm just finally getting it up on the blog. Things have been busy around here.

  I used the stamp set Upon a star from Lawn Fawn for the foxes and stars. To stamp the foxes I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I colored them OR1 (Spectrum Noir) and YR07 Cadmium Orange (Copic).  For the stars I stamped them in Simon Says Stamp Clear embossing ink and used Lawn Fawn Glow in the Dark embossing powder and heat set those with the Marvey heat tool.  Yes, the stars glow in the dark, I am still in awe that I can make things glow in the dark on my cards and projects it's just too fun.

Then the grass was cut using My Favorite Things Grassy edges die-namics and sponged using mowed lawn distress ink.  I used the Big shot machine to cut out the grass.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. It was a stamp I've had in my collection not sure where it is from.  Everything was adhered using the Pink Advanced Tape Glider by Scotch.

That completes all the steps for this card, I hope you are inspired and can get some crafty time in your week.

 

Challenges: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anniversary/Wedding" 

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Saturday, June 09, 2018

"You're on a Roll" using Beth Duff Designs

Hello, it's me again and I've got another card to share using a Beth Duff Designs digital stamp. This time I used these cute otters from the set "Life's Greatest Blessing".  

First I started off by printing the images on my printer and then colored the otters are are colored in pencil crayons and outlined in true black from Spectrum noir to finish off the edges after cutting out the image and hide any white.  

I was inspired by this particular otter when I looked at him to me it looked like they were rolling around like a little ball. I remembered  I had a stamp from Micheal's $1.50 bin that said you're on a roll. So I knew I needed to create a card using these two things.  

The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I sponged Ground espresso distress ink over the sentiment and edges of the card to make these parts pop. 

The embossed background is called Swiss Dots and I am not sure if it is still available. Sorry I have so many embossing folders in my collection that I collected a long time ago.  I'm sure there is something similar out there to get the same look.  I used my Big shot machine to get get the embossed background. 

To get the swirl or wave under the otters to really emphasis that on a roll sentiment I used Lawn Fawn's Road Boarder Die.



If you have not figured out by now I'm loving these different sets from Beth Duff Designs, there are more too go check it out for yourself. Maybe they have that stamp set you've been looking for for your next project.  Like this card I believe Beth Duff Designs is on a roll as a new and upcoming company.  I am super pleased with them, there is a great team behind them and great customer service.

If you're in love with Beth Duff Designs as much as me I've got a coupon code for you 10% off when you make a purchase just click the link to get your discount today 10% off your order

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Hello "Train" Beth Duff Designs

Hello Hello, happy Saturday! I've got a cute card that could be used for multiple occasions to share with you. It could be used as a baby card, a birthday hello, a card just to say hello. I'm sure there are other occasions too.

The train image and hello sentiment are from the Beth Duff Designs "Welcome baby" digital stamp set.  I love using digital stamps sometimes because you can resize them for your project.   It's also super simple and you always get a perfect image.

Beth Duff designs is a new stamp company and I have the honor of working with their stamps. If you didn't know already I am on a Creative Team called Get Kids Crafty.  This amazing company works closely with the Get Kids Crafty team to encourage and provide fun images that we can use in craft projects with kids.  Seriously check out this company, so many cute designs in digital stamps and some physical clear stamp sets too.  I feel like the stamps keep on getting better and better so you got to keep coming back for more. 

The image was colored in pencil crayons as well as the background to give that sunset look.  For the tree overhead I used Lawn Fawn's Leafy tree backdrop: Landscape die.

To adhere the sentiment, and tree and back panel I used my Advanced Tape Glider. Then to adhere the train I used the X Xyron Sticker maker with permanent sticker paper inside.


If you're in love with Beth Duff Designs as much as me I've got a coupon code for you 10% off when you make a purchase just click the link to get your discount today 10% off your order

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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Thanks a latte

Hello Everyone!

I do have a card to share with you today that I made a bit ago. I really love how this card turned out.  

First I used My Favorite Things  Retangle STAX 1 die-namics to cut some card stock for my background.  Then I used Simon Says Stamp clear embossing and watermark ink to stamp Honey Bee Stamps "coffee break" I used the birds eye view coffee cup from the set. Than I used Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder and hear set that with my marvey heat tool. 

Then I used Yasutomo Pearlesent watercolors to paint the background.  I then stamped the My Favorite Things "steeped in love" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink.   Then I colored it in with some Copic markers and spectrum noir markers. Copic colors: E21, V04 Lilac, V17 Amethyst, B02 Robin's egg blue. Spectrum Noir: BG1, PL2, BG2, TN7.  

Finally the sentiment comes from the Honey Bee stamps "perfect blend" stamp set. It was stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink.



Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great day!
 
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Get Kids Crafty May Blog Hop Gardening theme

It's that time of month again where I share a fun crafty project that I made with my kiddo Riley for Get Kids Crafty.

Hello and thank you for joining us for the May Get Kids Crafty! blog hop! We are thrilled to have you! Our theme this month is gardening and our kids have created some AMAZING projects to share with you!

We had a lot of fun creating our project this month. We made a bumble bee mobile.  Both my kids love the song bringing home my baby bumble bee. Especially my youngest Liam, it seems to usually calm him down when he's upset.  So we created this fun project to the theme of the song. 
   
First we had to die cut our bees, Here is Riley playing with an already cut bee in the Big Shot machine.

   
 Here is Riley turning the handle on the Big Shot machine to cut out all our bees. We had to do 16 in total one for the front and back as you will see in a little bit.


Here is what the finished bee looks like and the die cut that we used from Sizzix ( I am not sure if these particular die is still out there but I'm sure you could find another bee to create with)

So now onto our mobile.  I used the plastic part (The ring) from the diaper genie refill. I am excited that we also recycled something into something new.

This is the view from the top of the mobile.
   


This is the view from the bottom of the mobile. As you can see there 8 evenly spaced holes under. When I saw this as I was about to put it into our recycling bin I was like ohhh let's make a mobile with this.

So after die cutting all the bees. Riley and I colored the black parts with just a normal black pen.

I didn't get pictures of the next step. But guess what? The bees glow in the dark. How cool is that?  We colored the bees with an embossing pen and then covered the bees in Lawn Fawn's glow in the dark embossing powder.   We used the Marvey heat tool to set the powder.

I wish I could get a picture of them glowing in the dark.  Sadly my camera can't pick up this cool effect. It looks so cool as it's glowing you can see the black and yellow details of the bumble bee. 
This is the underneath of the diaper genie refil plastic part where I attached all the bees.

I added Some beads to add some weight to the ribbon. We backed the bees with another bumble bee die cut and hot glue it between the ribbon. 
Close up of the plastic ring. Using my Advanced Tape Gun I attached some bee and honeycomb embossing that I did with my Big Shot machine. I am not sure what set this come from as I got them a long time ago.

Then last but not least I printed a picture of the lyrics off from the computer and laminated it and attached it to the middle of the mobile.

 
 Close up of the glow in the dark bumble bee. 



It was hard to get a great picture of the whole mobile. As their are so many angles to it but this is the finished product. Now it's time to see what  the others from the Get Kids Crafty Creative team made.
 Hop along with us to get some crafty inspiration! 
Annalisa: https://faith-dream-create.blogspot.com/2018/05/get-kids-crafty-may-blog-hop-gardening.html
(You are Here)
Alison: https://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/2018/05/gardening-get-kids-crafty-may-blog-hop.html

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