Thursday, May 19, 2016

Stampin Friends May Blog Hop

Welcome to Stampin Friends May Blog Hop!
This month we are sharing Get Well, Sympathy and Thinking Of You cards and projects.

We have a line up of super talented designers and I'm sure you will be wowed!
If you just arrived from Siara's Blog thank you for continuing with the hop!
If you missed her blog click the Previous button to check out her amazing creations.


              We are excited to have three Awesome Guest Hoppers this month
                that you should definitely check out!

  1. Ready to win lots of prizes?!! Just enter the giveaway by commenting #SFMayHop! If you
    comment and include #SFMayHop on each blog it will give you a chance to win a crafty gift mailed
     to you from each blogger. Details below!

For my first card I decided to make a sympathy card. I started with a piece of water color paper and spritzed it with water. Then I used an auqua brush and MFT Dye inks Cotton Candy, Summer Splash and Grape Jelly to water color the panel. I had laid Stampin' Up's Striped Scallop die on top to hold it flat while I dried it with my heat tool and noticed it left some faint markings. So I spritzed the die with water and placed it back down. Then I decided to spray Wendy Vecchi Pearl mica spray on it and let it dry. Once dry I die cut it with MFT's scalloped rectangle from Blueprint 20. I inked up a sentiment from MSE Sadness Flies with Brutus Monroe Raven detail ink and stamped the lower right corner. I die cut two Stampin' Up Butterflies one from MFT Brushed Silver and One from MFT Summer Slash. I layered them off set a little. I finished my card up by mounting it on a piece of MFT Gravel Gray card stock, added some Design Creative Bling sequins and Ranger stickles.

For my project I created these cute bags to put some pick me up thinking of you doodads in.
These are created with the WRMK Gift Box Punch Board. You start with a piece of 12x12 card stock and the punch board ( I turn my punch board so the words are upside down and the knob is closest to me to make it easier to punch). Line the paper up with the large mark on the right, punch and score the two marks that come from the punch.
 Then slide the paper right and line up with the XL mark on the right and score the XL diagonal score mark on the left.Repeat this for each side


 Flip the paper over and line up with the Large mark on the right and punch. Repeat for each side. . 

 Fold all your score marks

Glue the flaps at opposite ends down. this will be the sides. 

Fold the other two flaps over at the halfway point and glue. ( picture below)
Then fold the sides in on these same ends and glue forming a box.

Bring the two sides with the half flap together and punch a hole in the center that goes through both flaps to insert brad for closure.

cut two strips of card stock 1/2' by 12' for handles. Glue the handles next to the front folds. You can add brads for strength and decoration. You can now put what ever decorations you would like on your bag. Enjoy!

  1. I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed my creations. I'd love to hear from you in the comments section and feel free to follow me and checkout my other post. Up next is Lynn just click the Next button to continue on the hop and see what awesome creations she has in store for you! This is not goodbye but see ya later!

  2. Deana Benson -- YOU ARE HERE!! 
If you go to shop.lauralscott.com you will find an awesome 35% off sale plus spend $75 and get 10 off coupon. They have the WRMK 123 punch board that you can make these bags and more with.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Your Heart's Desire With Laura's Loft


So happy to be hopping with Laura over at Laura's Loft today. Father's Day will be here before you know it and I am so looking forward to spending time with mine hopefully at a ballgame, life is so busy we don't always take the time

 If you arrived here from Laura's blog I know you enjoyed what she created for you. If not you can click on the previous button below and it will take you there so you can check her out!

                     Laura is having a GIVEAWAY and the winner gets this awesome prize!! 

This month Laura's Loft is having a blowout sale!!! 35% off  thru 5/15
Let's not forget  if you spend $75 get $10 off with coupon code $10off75 on Laura's Loft!

I knew I wanted to do a card with ChibitronicsLED stickers  after watching Jessica Frost Ballas make her night sky. I started my card by blending Tim Holtz distress inks to make my grass and night sky. Then I used Hero Arts Mason Jar Bugs to stamp my jar and net on Vellum. I colored them with Copics. Next I cut a piece of white card stock to fit the jar but not the neck of the jar. I stamped the fireflys from the samp stamp set on this card stock and colored them with Copics one of which was a neon yellow. I also colored the rest of this piece with a shade of purple. 

My other fireflys are heat embossed and so is the sentiment. 
To put the finishing touch on this card I poked a hole at the base of 2 of my fireflies and wired my LED lights on another piece of card stock matching them up to the holes. I put foam tape where the connector tape was not and put the panel on the back of the card front. 

My next card I stamped my shark images from Avery Elle Hello Chum whith Brutus Monroe Detail Ink and colored them with Copics. The main part of my card front was made using Tim Holtz wood grain paper and Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. I colord lightly over the surface with the crayon then spritzed with water and rubbed with a paper towel. Using some MFT dies I cut my porthole, life preserver and Anchor. I decided my anchor was too light and sprayed it with Distress Mica spray. I loosely braided some jute to make a rope for my anchor 

For my final card I chose MFT Mon Cheri stamp set and Eiffel Tower, Lamp and Poodle CottageCutz. I colored my images with Copics and heat embossed my sentiment. I used pattern papers as my background. Lets not forget the silver string as the leash.

I really love how these cards turned out and 
I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did creating them. Next on our line up is Jasmine. You won't want to miss what she has created so click the next button and it will take you there.

To enter the giveaway to win this killer prize pack, all you have to do is leave some love on each blog in the hop! How easy is that!?!

1. Laura 
2. Deana Benson YOU ARE HERE!!!
3. Jasmine Burgess 
4. Robbie Rubala 
5. Emma Hall 
6. Lisa