Saturday, July 22, 2017

Word Up Weekend....Need Coffee!

Hello, hello! It is that time of week again....Word Up Weekend! 

I bought some new inks...shocking, I know...but I really didn't have any distress inks and when I saw that ALL of Tim Holtz Distress Inks were 2 dollars off retail at Hobby Lobby, I had to have them. I will probably go get more. Hopefully this means that here in TN we will finally be getting the new Oxide Inks. 

So, I used these 3 colors to create a fun splattered background and also stamped my sentiment AND my bird image onto what was left. Oh, and layered strips on top of vellum that I burned....with fire...
 That's right...fire...and vellum....it makes a really cool texture and scorch look. I doodled on the strips of paper with my paint pen, which....you know...was fun. I chose this sentiment and bird because, well, they go amazingly well together, but additionally, my son knows and says often, "No coffee, no works!" and, I thought it applied here. HAHA
Be sure to head over to our Stampotique FB page and check out all of the other wonderful word up weekend projects! Who knows what may strike your fancy?

INGREDIENTS:

Cocoa Bird: Stampotique
Coffee Quote (Phrase Cube #2) Stampotique
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Peacock, Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral
Vellum
American Crafts Eyelets
Color Box Ink

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SDC 278 Use Some Kind Of Tape

Or, as I like to call them, WASHI TAPE WONDERS! Seriously. I have half a dresser drawer of washi tape that doesn't get used nearly enough anymore. SOOO, I am in love with this challenge. Did you know we also had a new release this month over at Stampotique? This has to be one of my FAVE releases. So many wonderful pieces of art to play with!

It is a bit more busy than anticipated but it is sooo sweet so how can you be upset, right? I used 4 different kinds of washi tape and then stamped our new hastag stamps over a stenciled background.This new little angel girl is also one of our latest release stamps. I colored her with soft colored pencils. Wanted it to be soft and sweet, just like the image. 
I really hope the recipient of this envelope is happy. It is to make her happy. I love having a few pen pals now. Pen pals are awesome! Annnnnd having a pen pal gives you a reason to create MAIL ART!!! See how that works together? ;)

Please make sure to check out the other design team members for their wonderful creations and break out some Washi tape of your own!! We want to see how creative you can be! Happy taping!

Ingredients:

Angel Girl (Stampotique)
Hashtags (Stampotique)
Hanging Hearts (Stampotique)
Americana Acrylic Paint
Color Box Black Ink
Various Washi Tape
Crayola Colored Pencils
Star Stencil

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fantastic Fabric ATCs

This month for the ATC swap over at Stampotique we tried to come up with something a little bit different. So, I asked my husband to give me ideas. He said, "What about fabric?" Still high off my banner for the blog hop I said, "Yes! That is perfect!" So back to my scrap fabric stash I went.

I recently ordered a few new stamps from Stampotique and this puppy was needing to be on this ATC....and...given his position....I thought the, "pull my finger" stamp was just about perfect.

The only paper used on this ATC was for the back (stampted ATC back) and the dog and sentiment. The rest is fabric, interfacing, thread and twine. Oh, and a bit of acrylic paint and watercolor. I really hope that my partners enjoy these.
Additionally, it is Word Up Weekend once again over at Stampotique so..."Pull My Finger"....::snicker:: These ATCs were a blast to make so maybe in the future I will create more. Fabric is just as fun as paper, and we ALL know how I feel about paper!
Happy weekend, happy sentiments and...you know...if you gotta....pull my finger!

INGREDIENTS:
Floating Dog: Stampotique
"Pull My Finger": Stampotique
Various Joann Fabric Fabrics
Tim Holtz Twine
Color Box Ink
Faber Castell Gelatos

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Stampotique Blog Hop

Stampotique Design Team Announcement and Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back to the blog. We are so excited because today we are announcing our new design team and we will be having a Blog Hop

We would first like to extend a fond farewell to some of our current team. We are blessed here at Stampotique to have so many wonderful and talented ladies on our team and we are always heartbroken when we have to say goodbye.
Saying goodbye for now but maybe not forever to:

Samantha Read
Kathi Rerek
Gay Peplow
Gloria Steiger
Tera Calihan
Julie Steed
Corrie Herriman

We are so happy to have had these ladies on our team, thank you all so much for lending us your talents. We hope you have wonderful success in whatever adventure are to come.

Now onto our new team and Blog Hop……. Our new team will be showing off Stampotique’s new stamps for July and will be showcasing their talents. Make sure to leave a comment on each blog. We will be doing a random drawing for:

1.     A Stampotique Grab Bag
2.     A 30.00 Gift Certificate to the online Stampotique Store

You will not know which blog we are drawing from so leave a comment on each one. Come back here on Friday July 8th to see if you won!!
 The Blog Hop line-up and new teammies are:

Arwen McCullen
Karen Hayselden
Nellie Van Leeuwen
Cassandra Sloan
Sternenglanz
Jo Capper-Sandon
Michele Kosciolek
Cornelia Wenokor
Jools Robertson
Milo Lilja
Gemma Maggs
Valerie Wilson
Yvonne Baas
Cheetarah Cheda
Elena Martynova

We are thrilled and SO excited about this new team. Some ladies have re-joined us from our previous team and some are new to us.

Please bid a warm welcome to them! I think you will enjoy all their different esthetics and the many ways they show off the Stampotique’s line of stamps.
Again – be sure to hop to each blog and leave a comment then come back here and let us know what you thought.

Have fun!!!

Omgosh, so July is huge for Stampotique so I wanted to make something a bit more special for our big month. Not only are we having a massive release, we have new DT members! It is So huge! Guys, I am so sad to see some of my team mates go, but thankful to get to stick around and excited to get to design with new talent. <3

For my project, I chose to use one of our new images with a few of our older images. When I saw "Floating", I knew he had to be partnered with "Smile". Like brothers. SO sweet!! I also decided to try something I have never done before and make a mixed media banner with fabric scraps and paper. Oh, and a stick from my yard and some scrap lace.

This was SO fun to make and I really cannot wait to create another! It was so easy and so fun and kind of....I dunno, its just neat. I am thinking this may hang on our door for Valentine's Day next year! I think the sentiment goes well too and it is good for any time. I used my zig zag stitch to attach it to the banner. 
 And srsly, look at these lil guys!!! How sweet are they together! It was like they were meant to be! And the wings on the heart is kind of awesome, if I do say so myself! I colored the images lightly with Copics, but just enough to make them come to life. I didn't want to over-do it.

So, onto the next person, Sternenglanz I hope you have a blast with this blog hop!! Happy hopping!


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Word Up Weekend

So this weekend my post is, hopefully, an inspiring card! We over at Stampotique just had a release and this beautiful tree-line was one of the new stamps. What I love about this stamp is that it could be used for literally any and all seasons, serious and not...very versatile. The sentiment is also from Stampotique from our May release.

Can you see the snow? It is 3-D! I love my snow pen. Color where you want the snow or the puffiness to be and activate with your heating tool and poof! Snow! Or icing...or...whatever!
 For my background I used Lindy's Stamp Gang products. We collaborated with them a few months ago and I loved their products so much that I ordered more. So I used sprays as watercolors and also used magical shakers and the sidewalk chalk white magical. SO excited with the way it all turned out!
So yea, there you have it! Word up weekend and watercolors!! Makes a happy stamper! Be sure to pop over to Stampotique's Facbook page too to see more wonderful words and projects! Each weekend there is something new!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SDC 276 Stencil It!

This month Stampotique is collaborating with Eileen Hull. We were given some very wonderful die cuts to play with, not the least of which was this wonderful Passport Book cut. I admit, I was a bit perplexed at first as, I have never bound a book in my life. It was for certain a learning curve, but in the end I am pleased with the results.
I decided to create a recipe book/journal. I used one of our new release images from Daniel Torrente at Stampotique. Don't you just love this adorable stove?? It has myriad possibilities.
I used several stencils on this book and I love how each page turned out. The words were created using our Alphabet Background. I stamped the background and then cut each stamped letter out to create each word. I regret that my ink was running low, but I kind of like the distressed look.
For the first two pages I, of course, used stencils, also an envelope and more stamps. I used Tera Callihan's Cupcake Girl from Stampotique and more words from my alpha stamping. I love how the cupcake girl pops off of the stenciled background.
So for this page, of course, more stenciling as well as Stampotique's cupcake (from Terri Richardson). How much more perfect could a cupcake be for a food book? Especially one this scrumptious! See the tab here and the latch and label on the book? Those also came with the journal from Eileen.
I like how happy and cheerful the book is. .Would make me want to cook! And I am not that good of a cook, haha. Just ask my little boy! ;)

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team as well. Lots of beautiful work to be sure! Also, make sure you join our Facebook page in order to see much more inspiration as well as ATC swaps monthly! 

Ingredients:
Eileen Hull Passport Book Die Cuts
Copic Markers
Dylusions Keyholes Small Stencil
Balzar Designs Mini Numbers Stencil
Faber Castell Arrows Stencil
Heidi Swapp Triangles Stencil
Dina Wakely Acrylic Paint
Lindy's Spray Ink
Color Box Black Ink
Pom Pom Trim (target)




Saturday, June 17, 2017

Word Up Weekend

I'm Baaa-aaaakkk!!! So this weekend I have another wonderfully snarky sentiment from Stampotique.

For this card I went simple and classic. I wanted it to look serious and then...BAM...you read the sentiment. HA.  If you can look close you can see I used vellum over watercolor.

I even pulled out the eyelets for this one!! This card turned out so fun! And you can't help but laugh at the sentiment. Lick the windows. Haha. Silliness.

Hope you have a great weekend, SUNSHINE!

Ingredients:

Quotes #1 (Stampotique)
Color Box Black Ink
Faber Castell Gelatos
American Crafts Eyelets
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Bakers Twine