Thursday, September 27, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Panda- Beth Duff Designs

Hello there, Fall is officially here and I've got a card to share with you using the new set Cuddle like  Panda from Beth Duff Designs.  This is from the new fall release and this only one. There is eight other stamp sets to check out too.  Here is a direct link to these super cute panda set over at Beth Duff Designs.  ---------------> Cuddle like Panda

Also, if you didn't know already I have started a YouTube channel so you can see the card process, learn something new and maybe craft along with me.  There are two videos up on my channel already and this will be the third.  This Fall themed card will be the first installment in my Fall card series, I have a few cards coming and some ideas in mind. We will see how this goes as it's my first card series but stay tuned and check out my channel.

Anyways on to the card, let's get right into it. I started off by using the Big Shot machine to die cut a rectangle from My Favorite Things Rectangle STAX set 1 die-namics.  I cut this piece so that I could then stamp my image. I used Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium card stock to cut the rectangle.  As I mentioned before I used the new stamp set from Beth Duff Designs called cuddle like a panama.  I used the Panda with a scarf and cup and embraced the fall pumpkin spice latte theme.

I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then I stamped the sentiments in the same ink.  The sentiments are from a Simon Says Stamp/Greeting Farm Stamptember Exclusive from 2017 called Pumpkin Spice it up.  So sadly this set is no longer available but there are so many great pumpkin spice stamp sets out there.  If you got this stamp set last year when it was available hopefully this card can inspire you to bring out your stamp set.  I used two sentiments from the set which were Fall is here and pumpkin spice it up.

After getting all the stamping done I came in with my Spectrum Noir markers.    I used IG2 and used the blender to add some shadow to the panda. The great thing about Pandas when you stamp them in black ink they are already done for you.  Then I added BT7 and DR3 to the panda's scarf to bring in some color.  For the panda's cup I used CR10 to go along with the pumpkin spice theme.  After that I decided to use the same orange marker CR10 to color around the sentiment to make it stand out a bit more.

To add some more colors to the layers in my card I decided to distress the edges of the cardstock with two colors of distress ink.  I used carved pumpkin distress ink and ground espresso distress ink to continue that pumpkin spice theme through out the whole card.  I cut down a card base in the cream color from Micheal's Recollection's card stock. I added just the ground espresso distress ink to the card base to finish the layers off.

To adhere everything together and finish off the card I used the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider.




Watch the video from YouTube here or head on over to my YouTube channel by click here
Thanks for stopping by today.  It's fall go grab a pumpkin spice latte or your favorite fall drink and hopefully you can have time to sit down and be crafty as you soak in the fall season.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Nutty or Nice? - Lawn Fawn Stamptember Exclusive

Hello there! I’ve got a super cute winter card to share with you using the Lawn Fawn/Simon Says Stamp Exclusive STAMPtember stamp set.

As I write this blog post it’s still available but there are only 7 days left in STAMPtember and once it sells out it’s gone for good.  That’s one week, you better move fast!!! So if you like this stamp set run don’t walk to Simon says Stamp’s website and get it while you can. 

I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo black ink.  Then I used distress inks to color in  the images with a water brush.  The distress inks I used were peacock feathers, salty ocean, tumbled glass, black soot, walnut stain, barn door and spiced marmalade.

I used Spectrum Noir ultra smooth card stock to water color my images since I didn't have any water color paper on hand. It worked pretty good, went on smooth and had the weight to hold the water.

I used the Big shot machine to prepare the embossed background. I used a embossing folder by Cuttlebug pravo craft called Swiss dots. I will list to a similar one as this one is no longer available.  

Then I used my Scotch advanced tape glider to adhere the blue piece of paper to the embossed paper. I then cut a boarder around so the blue paper was like a frame for the white embossed piece of paper.   

I also used the Big Shot machine to cut the snowy hills which is Lawn Fawns stitched hillside boarders.  

To adhere all the small pieces I used the Xyron sticker maker and Elmer's Dual tip craft glue.

All card stock is from the Micheal's Recollections collection. 

To adhere the rest of the card together I got out the scotch advanced tape glider again and that finished off my card.








I've got a video to share with you too. To watch it over on my channel and see more videos Click Here.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope this card made you smile today and added a little fun to your day.  

If you’re a crafter don’t forget to get this stamp set while you still can.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Beth Duff Designs Fall Release Blog hop

We are so happy you joined us for Beth Duff Designs Fall release blog hop! These sets are so awesome and we can't wait to see what is on your must have list. There is definitely something for everyone. Please join us and visit each page in the hop. Thank you so much for joining us, and make sure you join us on Facebook to share your own projects and see what else our team comes up with! Tag us on Instagram @bethduffdesigns and use the hashtag #bethduffdesigns, #BDD or post in our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/bethduffdesigns! We love seeing your creations! Thank you again for hopping along with us.
 
As a member of the Get Kids Crafty Creative team I get a chance to work with the Beth Duff Designs Fall Release before it's avaiable to buy. But you don't have to wait to much longer now.    Bundles go live tonight at 8pm EST! (That's 5 pm in PST) and on Saturday you can purchase the sets individually.  You seriously don't want to miss out on this release it's just too cute!

I used these super cute images from the Stand Tall stamp set. The sentiment is also from the stamp set. Both were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I colored them up in Spectrum Noir markers. I used FS3 from the Pale Hues set and EB1 from the Essential. I also used TN8 and TN7 from the browns set.  I also used the copic colorless blender as my spectrum noir colorless blender was not working very well.

I cut down a card base using some cream colored card stock from the Micheal's Recollections card stock.  Then I used my Big Shot machine and ran the brown, grey and white card stock layers through using My Favorite Things Rectangle STAX set 1.  Before adhering everything together using the Scotch advanced tape glider I used Black ink distress ink to distress the edges and make the layers stand out a bit more.



I also have a video to share with you today I have officially launched my YouTube channel as of Today. Go check it out and see the process of how I made this card. Ahh I'm excited about this!!!

 You can watch the video on my YouTube Channel  here <--------Click here

Thanks for stopping by my blog and don't forget to check out more great projects and the new stamp sets from the blogs listed below

BDD
Fawn 
Annalisa <-------- YOU ARE HERE
Alison 
Laura

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Toot your own horn, it’s your Birthday!

Hello Hello thanks for coming by today. I have a fun card to share with you today featuring the super cute stamp set “critter concert” by Lawn Fawn.

I stamped all the critters in memento tuxedo black ink. Then I colored them in mostly Spectrum Noir markers and a few Copic markers.  I used TN8, EB8, IG6,IG8, BG6 and CT4 ( Spectrum Noir) and YR07 Cadmium Orange and E21 Soft Sun (Copic).

To add highlights to the critters I used the Sakura white jelly roll 08 pen. 

I used my Big Shot machine to do the embossed background which is a Cuttlebug by Pravo Craft embossing folder called “Allegro”. (I could not find this product in stock to link to I think it is discontined, there are a lot of music background stamps avaliable which you get a similar look with)

I used black soot distress ink to distress the embossing and make it pop. The sentiment is also from the Lawn Fawn critter concert stamp set and it is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then used abandoned coral distress ink and dabbed it on to the sentiment piece to add a pop of color to the sentiment.

Again I used my Big shot machine to die cut the hills/stage they are standing on.  That was die cut using Lawn Fawn's simple stitched hillside boarders.  Then I used frayed burlap distress ink to sponge it on the hillside pieces.

To adhere everything together I used the Scotch advanced tape glider and for the little pieces I used the Xyron sticker maker.


Thank you for coming by today. I hope you have a great day!!! 

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

September Get Kids Crafty Blog Hop Halloween



Hello, everyone! Thank you for joining us for our Get Kids Crafty September blog hop! Our theme is Halloween so gather your hats and brooms, pumpkins and cauldrons, and everything spooky! Our team and their kids have cooked up some amazing projects and we can’t wait to share them with you! Be sure to click through all of the links in the hop! Once you’re done it’s your turn to get crafty with the young ones in your life! We can’t wait to see what you make! Tag us on instagram @getkidscrafty and use the hashtag #getkidscrafty or post in our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/getkidscrafty/)! We love seeing your creations!

We created monsters using two supplies, googly eyes and bread clips. Can you tell I like to do recycled projects?  We then turned these cute monsters into Halloween cards.  Keep scrolling to find out the process and see the finished cards. Also links to the other members of the Get Kids Crafty team will be listed below. 

We took two simple things and make something super cute and fun!


Riley started by adding liquid glue for the monsters google eyes.

Then he added the googly eyes some of our monsters had two eyes and some had only one. 
Waiting for our new friends to dry.  We’ve got quite the crew here. 

Next Riley used Memento tuxedo black ink to stamp the sentiment “Boo from the crew”.  He stamped on white card stock from the Micheal's Recollections collection.  The stamp is one I picked up awhile back from the Micheal's $1.50 stamp bin. 

We did this project over three days. So on this day Riley got to use the Big Shot machine to cut some rectangles from MY Favorite Things Rectangle STAX Set 1 . We cut four rectangles in total.

Next Riley took those four rectangles he cut earlier and he did some water coloring on the pieces. He used a basic kids water color palette.

Then I used the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider to adhere the watercolor piece to a card base to create a cute Halloween card.  We then used the Xyron sticker maker for the sentiment which we cut apart so that Riley could add the sentiment on all by himself along the bottom of the card. 

After that Riley added glue to the watercolors area so we could add our monsters. 


Then it was time for Riley to add the monsters and finish up our cards. 

Here is the finished project! 


Now it's time to hop and see the rest of the get kids crafty teams Halloween projects, links below
Annalisa <---------YOU ARE HERE 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Life happens Coffee helps, Happy Birthday!

Hello happy Wednesday! Today I've got a super simple coffee card to share.

I started off by creating the background piece with the coffee to go cups.  I used the sizzix Tim Holtz on the go texture fades embossing folder. I ran that through my Big Shot machine then cut it down.  Then I used ground espresso distress ink and the blending tools to sponge over the to go cup background.  To finish off the background piece I used memento tuxedo black ink to distress the edges and make them pop a little bit.

Then I stamped the sentiments in memento tuxedo black ink. For the coffee sentiments I used Honey Bee Stamps "Perfect Blend" stamp set.  Also for the Happy Birthday sentiment I used Avery Elle's Birthday Bus stamp set.  I cut around the stamped sentiments and created simple banners with my scissors.

After creating a card base with cream Micheal's Recollections card stock I took the shabby shutters distress ink and dabbed the mini cube directly onto the paper to add some color and texture to the card stock.

Lastly to adhere everything together I used my Scotch Advanced Tape Glider for the bigger pieces and for the sentiments I attached those using the Xyron Sticker maker.

 Thank you for stopping by, grab a coffee and be encouraged on this day.  

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Jesus and Coffee are a perfect blend!

 Hello Hello, I have a coffee themed card to share with you.  I made this recently for a friend who diagnosed with Colon cancer.   They have a go fund me page if you want to read updates or help support them in this time of need.  Check it out here Go Fund Me

I had a lot of fun coming up with this coffee sentiment.  I based it off of the song "Be Bold, Be strong for the Lord your God is with you"  I feel in a time of crisis like this is a great reminder to rely on Jesus and trust in his strength.   We don't know the outcome and we don't always know why things happen but we can have faith that Jesus will get us through.

The to go cups are stamped in memento Tuxedo black ink and embossed with Simon Says Stamp clear embossing powder.  To emboss the to go cups I used the Marvey heat tool. The to go cups are from the Honey Bee Stamps "Coffee Break" stamp set.   To color the to go cups I used  spectrum noir markers.  BT7 and TB2 for the cups.  I used GB10 and the blender for the coffee cup sleeves.   For the lids I used IG4 and the blender.   To add the white details on the to go cups I used the Sakura Gelly Roll 08 white pen.   The stars are colored in CT4.   The star is from Lawn Fawn's Cheery Christmas stamp set and it was stamped in Memento Tuxedo black ink as well.  After I colored the stars I dipped them in Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink and then used Lawn Fawn glow in the dark embossing powder and the marvey heat tool again to add this fun element on the card.  I'm still amazed I can make things glow in the dark on my cards and projects. WAY TO FUN!!!

The sentiment is also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I used Honey Bee Stamps "Perfect Blend" stamp set.   For the word "Jesus" in the sentiment I used Honey Bee Stamps "Joy to the World" stamp set.

The embossed background of coffee beans is an embossing folder by Sizzix from Tim Holtz coffee set. It's one of my favorites but sadly it's discounted.

To adhere eveything together I used my Scotch Advanced tape Glider.  Lastly I used ground espresso distress ink to distress the edges and make it pop.


This is the inside of the card featured below. I had a lot of fun creating this sentiment too. Again I used Honey Bee Stamps "Perfect Blend" stamp set and for the word "Prayers" I used a alphabet set from the Micheal's $1.50 bin. 
 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this card inspired you to get creative and encourage those around you with the creative talent you have.  Let's use this fun hobby to encourage those around us.  
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Together is our favorite place to be

Howdy! Today I’ve got a simple card I recently made for a friend who was waiting for baby #2 to arrive.   I sent it in the mail to brighten her day and share a bit of encouragement in this time. Her baby has arrived now and she’s enjoying snuggles just like this otter and her baby. 

I used the digital stamp from Beth Duff Designs called “Life’s greatest blessing”  (Which is no longer available)

This was a simple make. I printed the images as they were a digital stamp and colored them using Crayola pencil crayons.  Then I adhered it all together with my Scotch Advanced Tape Glider.  To finish off the card after that I used ground espresso distress ink to distress the edges of the card.  The card stock is from Micheal's Recollections collection.

Thanks for stopping by today to see this super simple card. Have a great week!!
 
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Friday, September 07, 2018

Happy Birthday Guitar!

Today I’ve got this fun birthday card to share with you.  I made this a little while ago but it didn’t make it to the blog so here it is now.

First I stamped the image from My Favorite Things from the Pure Innocence “Heart Strings” stamp Set in memento tuxedo black ink. (This stamp set is retired, sorry) Then I colored it with my Spectrum noir markers. I used TN2, BP2, PL4, TN8, BT7 and true black to finish off the edges after I fussy cut out the image.  

For the sentiment I used Simon Says Stamp it’s no secret stamp set. I embossed it with Simon Says Stamp clear embossing powder and heat set it with the Marvey heat tool.  I also outlined the sentiment border using PL4 from my Spectrum noir markers.

For the embossed background I used the Cuttlebug by Provo craft embossing folder called spots and dots.  I used my Sizzix big shot machine for this. (This embossing folder is no longer aviable I linked to Kraisercraft distressed dots, which is similar)

Then I distressed the edges of the embossed background with memento tuxedo black ink. 

To adhere everything together I used the scotch advanced tape glider.  Lastly to finish it off I added purple sequins from the craft medley cup sequins.  To adhere these I tried something new I used the Xyron sticker maker to put the sequins on.  For this particular card I didn’t have time to wait for the glue to dry when adding sequins so this was a great solution.  


Thank you for coming by today! Hope you have a great day!

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Thursday, September 06, 2018

Be strong and courages (Beth Duff Designs)

Hello Hello, these last few weeks have gotten away from me and just gone too fast.  But I’m back today with a card using the stamp set seekers of justice by Beth Duff Designs.

For the background I used a stencil I had in my collection that I picked up at Walmart in a pack.  I used distress inks for the background. The inks I used along with the distress ink blending tools were spun sugar and wilted violet. 
I stamped the image in memento tuxedo black ink.  Then I coloured it with copic and Spectrum noir markers.  I used R24 Prawn and E21 soft sun (copics).  I used IG4,  PL5, PL2, CT4, TN7 and EB5 (Spectrum noir). 

I fussy cut out the image and popped it up on using scotch foam tape. (I use the small rolls of scotch foam tape found at my local store but I linked to the big roll and also the Elmer's foam tape at Simon Says Stamp and scrapbook.com)

For the sentiment I used the anti static powder tool and stamped on black card stock with memento tuxedo black ink.  Then I used Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder and heat set it with the marvey heat tool.

All cardstock is from the Micheal's Recollections collection. 

To adhere everything together I used the scotch advanced tape glider and lastly to finish off the card I added some half pearls that I had picked up at Dollarama.  






Thank you for stopping by today I hope this card encouraged you to be strong and courageous this day.

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