Thursday, July 20, 2017

Loved & Adored

 Hello, friends!  Today I am sharing a lovely little CAS card at Red Rubber Designs blog featuring the Simply the Best stamp set from Red Rubber Designs. I hope you will hop on over and check it out!

Here's a look at  Today's Feature:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Project Bin Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of The Project Bin’s Christmas in July Blog Hop!  After 2 full days of The Project Bin’s holiday hop, you’ll probably have so many ideas, you can already start your Christmas list!
If you are hopping along, you should have arrived here from The Project Bin blog!  If you get lost along the way, or started somewhere in the middle, follow the candy cane trail back to The Project Bin inspiration blog.  You won’t want to miss the creativity along the way and remember:  2 lucky winners have the chance of winning one of the 2 generous gift certificates to shop at The Project Bin store!  Woohoo!

For today’s holiday inspiration, I’ve created for you a gift bag and coordinating card. What I love about this project is that I was able to feature a piece of 12x12 designer paper.  Since I mostly create cards the larger designs of the 12x12 paper can be problematic but it's perfect for a gift bag and card.  I was able to use one sheet for both the card and the bag.  

 Christmas time is such a busy time we don't always have time for lots of layers so I kept this bag super simple by featuring a lovely piece of deisgner paper, the beautiful sentiment from Joyful Song and piece of ribbon!

For the card I used the remaining portion of the designer paper and this sweet sentiment.  

Next up, hop on over to  Barb Deichl‘s blog.  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop and the winners will be announced on The Project Bin blog this week.  We hope you enjoy our Christmas in July blog hop!  ♥  

 Thanks for stopping by and checking out Today's Feature:

     Angela Bode That's me!
      Patricia Chalas 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Project Bin Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to The Project Bin’s premiere Christmas in July Blog Hop!
We are so glad you are here!  The elves at The Project Bin have been very busy. For the next 2 days,  July 15 and 16, the design team will be showcasing the stamps and dies from the store and bringing you a handcrafted Christmas!  You’ll see Christmas cards, holiday projects and ideas to inspire creativity to jump start your holiday planning.  Our sleigh ride will take you to each designer’s blog where you can peek at what they have showcased using The Project Bin’s stamps and dies.  AND since the holidays are known for gift giving, 2 lucky winners will receive one of the 2 generous The Project Bin gift certificate giveaways to use in the store!
If you are new to The Project Bin stamps and dies, you are in for a real treat!      The Project Bin offers clear stamps and metal dies with truly something for everyone.  The hop begins at The Project Bin’s inspiration blog and has the full line up.
If you arrived from Kelly McKown-Santi's amazing blog, you are in the right place! 

For my project, I created an ornament & card set featuring the sweet Joyful Song stamp set.
I love the technique of stamping ink on a craft mat, spritzing with water and swishing mixed media paper through the watery ink so I couldn't wait to get my hands on the new distress oxide inks!!  The background for my card and ornament was created with Faded Jeans and Wilted Violet Oxide inks. 

 I love that this sentiment curves right along with the stitched border!

For the ornament, I die cut two scalloped squares.  This not only gives the ornament more durability but I glued the back sides together so the back of the ornament is pretty too.  

If I am your first stop make sure to start at The Project Bin Blog and leave a comment for each of the stops on the hop ~ you won’t want to miss it!  Be sure to come back to The Project Bin blog tomorrow to see more holiday inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out Today's Feature:

     Lori Turner  
    Dawn Bennett  
    Angela Bode. That's me!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Oh, Sing!

Today, I am continuing the Christmas in July theme with The Project Bin!  I am featuring the fabulous new set, Joyful Song.  I love the bold fonts of three of the sentiment stamps.  A piece of designer paper, a sentiment frame,  a few poinsettias and A Christmas card is born!

Along with three grand sentiments, The Joyful Song stamp set also includes two sentiment stamps with smaller fonts that work beautifully on the card front or the inside layer. I love how pretty the inside looks with a stamped greeting!

Save the Date!!!
Blog Hop next weekend! 
The Project Bin design team will have cards and gift ideas,
and there will be giveaway prizes!

This week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoaststampers is (yaleann7).  I played along with the challenge in celebration of Ann's beautiful gallery.  THIS card is so inspiring with the white and gold!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The 6th of July!

Hello, friends!  Happy 6th of July!  

When I saw this sweet stamp, America I Love from Red Rubber Designs, I couldn't wait to ink it up and use it for the 4th of July.

My coloring is a little bit different from a traditional 4th of July card you can check out the full card on the Red Rubber Designs Blog!

I hope you will stop by the Red Rubber Designs store and take a look at the wide variety of high-quality red rubber stamps!

Today's Feature:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Joyful Song

Hello, friends! Happy Weekend to you!  

Today I have a little Christmas in July to share with you!  Gulp, yes it really is July already and that means as creators of pretty things we have to get started on our holiday cards and gifts!  The Project Bin is here to help us get a head start on our projects with a  brand new Christmas stamp set and I get to share it with you today.

The font and design on the sentiments in Joyful Song are such fun!

Two of the sentiments work beautifully for the inside of the card.

For the inside of the card, I also used one of the images included in the set.  Isn't that a sweet silhouette?

My sketch today is SC651 from Splitcoaststampers.

I hope you enjoyed a little Christmas inspiration today!

Save the Date!  

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Beautiful Floral with The Project Bin

In case no one told you today, you're beautiful!!!  I love this sentiment from the #BFF stamp set by The Project Bin.

 I used this week's SC650 sketch from SCS as inspiration for my card this week. 

 For the larch circle I used vellum and for the spiral at the top I layered Picot Edge Circles die for an interesting look. I changed up the sketch just a bit since my sentiment is vertical and for the finishing touch added banners from vellum and patterned paper.

This week I am also playing along with Simon Says Wedneday Challenge to use Patterned Paper

 I absolutely love this floral paper so the Simon Says challenge was the perfect excuse to feature it along with the beautiful sentiment from The Project Bin.

Announcing some upcoming news!  In just a few weeks The Project Bin will be having a Christmas in July Blog Hop so mark your calendars and join us for holiday inspiration! 

I hope you have a fabulous day and remember, just in case no one told you today, you're beautiful!!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Patterned Paper

Splitcoaststampers SC650

Card Inspiration: 
Splitcoaststampers FS542
AJ Bodine - Blooming Vines

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Squeeze the Day!

Squeeze the Day!  Hello, all!  I hope you are having a great day and squeezing as much fun out of the day as you can!!!  

Today I am featuring the lovely Yello! stamp set from The Project Bin.

I combined a couple of Splitcoaststampers challenges for my inspiration this week. For the MIX229 challenge, Polly asked us to step outside our usual routine when using a stencil.  I tend to use either the monoprint technique or simple sponging so for this challenge, I used texture paste and mixed in a color spray and Brushos Crystal Colour Lemon to color my paste.  The colored paste made lovely textured sun rays!!!

For the F4A382 challenge, Robin asked us to either create a male card or a mail card (create a card with a matching envie).   I went with the mail card option and added a sun to the envie by scraping the last little bit of texture paste through the stencil onto an envelope.

I just love the lemon slices included in the Yello! stamp set!  I used the whole slice and cut a slit in it then placed it on the sentiment layer.  Three more lemon wedges layered on the lower portion of the sentiment finish off the look!

Here's a look at the fun  Yello! stamp set.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Be Fabulous

Hello there!  Today I am featuring the Be Fabulous stamp set from Red Rubber Designs.   I love how my card turned out and I hope you will enjoy viewing it over on the Red Rubber Designs Blog!!!

I hope you have had a chance to shop in the newly remodeled Red Rubber Stamps online store!  You can find the Be Fabulous  set in the store along with many more collage style stamps and flower stamps.  


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Smile with The Project Bin

Happy weekend to you!  Today I am featuring a sweet sentiment from the #bff stamp set by The Project Bin.  

This is such a great sentiment for the person that cheers us on those extra hard days!   My sister always makes me laugh as well as quite a few friends that help me find my smile when it's the last thing I want to do.  I imagine you have special friends like that too!

My layout today was inspired by the Mojo500 sketch.  Mojo Monday has brought card sketches to us for 10 years.  What an amazing accomplishment!  Mojo Monday has been an incredible source of inspiration and it will be deeply missed as this is the final sketch.  Julee will still be blogging at Poetic Artistry and she will still be running the Verve store so that is happy news.

That's all for me today!
I hope you have a crafty but also restful weekend!!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Pink and Yello!


Yello!!!  Happy weekend to you!
 This week I chose the cheerful Yello! stamp from The Project Bin for my project.

This sentiment tickles me and I love the font!

For the design, I followed CTS #224

Here is a closer look at the Yello! stamp and die set.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

Loved & Adored

 Hello, friends!  Today I am sharing a lovely little CAS card at Red Rubber Designs blog  featuring the  Simply the Best   stamp se...