Thursday, May 11, 2017

You Are The Best

Hey there, crafters! Cheryl here.
I have always this turtle image and haven't ever played with it. So glad I did!
I started by stamping a full background of turtles onto watercolor cardstock. I then pulled out my Zig Clean Color markers and set about coloring the images. I then took blue and created some water background. I also stamped some of the bubbles and added Glossy Accents over the tops to make it look like real water.

I stamped one other turtle and fussy cut it out. I attached it to the card front directly over top of another one, using an Action Wobbler. So fun to see it shake about! And how much cuter it is with those google eyes! 

I stamped out a sentiment onto black cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder. I popped it up with foam tape. Grabbed some sequins from my stash and glued them on using Ranger Multi Matte adhesive. I also added a few Nuvo enamel dots. 

This card was fun to color and to put together. Love this turtle! Hope you got a bit of inspiration. Get out your toys and play!

Happy Crafting!



Coffee & Donuts...

Hi everyone, Cheryl here, with another project to share. Ever hit a brick wall in crafting? That was my week! Every thing I tried to  make didn't work, fought me every step of the way! Lol, finally just had to push through.
 I ran out of time and had to go with what I had, and this is it. Who doesn't love coffee and donuts? I chose this stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs and colored it using my Zig markers. I added a bit of highlights to the "hair" with a sparkle pen. I fussy cut them out.
I chose the paper pad from Doodlebug called Cream & Sugar. Sooo cute! One of the papers is all strips so I picked a few and made an element of a few of them. I cut the coffee bean paper down to 5.25 x 4. and the pink layer is 5.o x 3.75. I layered them together and ran the strip element up from the bottom edge a bit. I popped up the two hedgehogs on foam squares and the coffee cup.
I then used a small circle die and cut out several of the little donuts from another paper from the pad. A few I popped up and a few I left flat on. I brushed them with a bit of  Spectrum Noir sparkle brush. For the coffee cup, I stamped it on different papers and cut apart to paper piece it.
I selected sentiments from two different Gerda Steiner stamp sets. Stamped it out in a dark brown ink. And added some cute stamped hearts, too. Like...Sending you Coffee!
So, that's about it. Pretty easy, actually. And anyone can send me some coffee and donuts anytime! Hope you got a bit of inspiration, even though there are three cards laying on my desk that butted heads with me...and this one was a fight too. Oh well, we all have those days, I guess! Get out your fun things and craft something!

Wish Big...

Cheryl here today with another card project to share. We all love the cute critters in Lawn Fawn stamp sets. Adorable! I had an opportunity to work with the Elphie Selphie stamp set. How cute is this set? Here's what I did with it.
I stamped out the box from a stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps called Celebration Box. I stamped it on paper from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper pad, and a scrap I had that matched for the flaps. I also stamped it on plain white cardstock. I cut the box base from one and the flaps from another and then glued them to the plain white piece. I cut along the lines to be able to have the elephant appear to be coming out of the box. So cute! I stamped the elephants and colored with my Copic markers. I stamped the flag and balloons onto some colored scraps and fussy cut them out. I popped up with foam squares and added some twine to the backs and tied with a bow.
I found a piece of watercolored cardstock I had created one day just playing around. I liked the colors for this and used a Kat Scrappiness Rectangle die to cut it out. I stamped the sentiment and added some glitter pen accents by tracing over it. I then added the elephant into the box and glued it down to the base. I used a foam square behind the elephant's head for dimension. And the adorable baby was added with foam squares as well. Finally, I added the balloons in place and a bit of glue behind the bow. I added some bling with a Kat Scrappiness sequin mix. Also added some Fabrika enamel dots in Northern Lights, and a few stars from my stash. The entire panel was then mounted with foam tape to an A2 card base of 110 lb Neenah Solar White cardstock.
So there you have it. A super cute card using a variety of supplies. Go through what you have, mix and match, and have fun playing! That's what it's all about.
Happy Crafting

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bloomin Spring Clear Stamp New Release Hop

Bloomin Spring New Release Hop
Starts Thursday, April 13th

Welcome to the FBstamps Bloomin Spring Hop! 

Hop along with us as we show you some beautiful crafty projects!
(scroll all the way down to see the Line Up)

Inspiration Using our New May Release!

How to enter to win a prize

* Hop along from blog to blog (5 total)
 * Leave a comment on each blog
* Subscribe to each blog
That's it, and you will be entered to win! 
One Winner will win the Grand Prize 
A $25.00 Gift Certificate to
To win the grand prize you must leave a comment on each blog
and subscribe to each blog.  
Plus 😀
Each blog will draw one winner to to win one of Designer Sequin Mixes
(All Winners to be announced Sunday April 23rd)
Have fun and enjoy all the crafty inspiration! 
Check out our April New Release 
Pansies &  Rain Or Shine
Bundle Special Available for a limited time. 
 Click on images to enlarge
Plus our Newest Sequin Mixes
Enchanted Rose and Beauty & the Beast

Here is the Line Up
Be sure to go to each blog and comment & subscribe to enter to win.
Hello everyone! 
Cheryl here.
Thanks for coming by for the blog hop for FBStamps newest release. I know you'll love all the projects you see. So lets get started, shall we?

I stamped out the pansy images and heat embossed with platinum embossing powder. I pulled out some Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to do my coloring. I then fussy cut them out. Not hard to do all.
I found some patterned paper in my stash and cut a background using a Kat Scrappiness die. I then cut a basket using a Gina Marie die. Love this die!!! It's in two pieces and you do the old time paper weaving to get this basket look. I added foam to the backs of the flowers and arranged as I liked them.

I stamped the sentiment in same green as the card base and embossed with white embossing powder. Added foam tape to the back for added dimension.
Picked out some sequins from my stash and used Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive. Found a bit of twine that matched and tied a bow on the handle.

Hope you're enjoying the hop! I'm certain you're finding lots of inspiration.  

Happy Crafting!

So, on to my second post for the hop.

This little girl is so adorable! So...I stamped her out on some patterned paper. I then fussy cut the dress bottom and the bodice area. I had already stamped her on a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor paper. I glued the dress parts into place. I then used my Distress markers to color the remaining areas.

I did the same thing with the umbrella. I added some liquid glue behind her head and secured in place.
I used a die from Pretty Pink Posh and cut it from the same white watercolor paper and another one from Bristol smooth paper. I used my Distress Oxide ink and blended the inner part. I spritzed with a bit of water and blotted it off. Gives a nice spattered look. I added it back into the frame and taped in place on the back side.

I stamped out the sentiment on a tiny flag banner and added it with foam tape as well. I pulled out my Viva Decor Glass Effect Gel in Crystal Clear and scattered rain drops all around on the background.
I also took a fine tipped glue pen and applied it around her hem, the trim, and her hair bow. Popped her up on foam tape and attached to the card front. 

You next stop on the hop is:
Enjoy the hop and I hope you get a lot of fun ideas. Leave your comments on each blog, you might win!
Happy Crafting