card making, crafts, Stamprints

Pumpkin Time-Stamprints

For my October creation using Stamprints images I have chosen the pumpkin. This image is cute and works perfectly for Thanksgiving, Halloween or just autumn in general.

You can find this image at Stamprints Etsy. You can see more wonderful images and projects on the Stamprints Blog.

I started by printing the image and colouring it with my Prismacolor pencils. I tried to layer the colours to give the pumpkin some depth.

I decided to make this card a versatile card by just putting a cute “Happy” diecut. I think it could be used for Thanksgiving or Halloween.

I found some burlap style paper that I was excited to incorporate into my autumn-ish project! Here is the completed card.

Thanks for looking!

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Shrinky Dink Earrings!

My boys and I are really into pop culture! I think that this shared love of pop culture puts me in the parenting win column but the I realized that I have at least one fail as a parent! This was realized tonight when my youngest asked me what I was making. My boys often see me creating projects for various design teams, gifts or for personal use but I guess I have never made anything with Shinky Dinks in front of them! I combined my love of pop culture, making jewelry and colouring to make Shrinky Dink earrings!!

I started by stamping my chosen Kindred Stamps onto Shrinky Dink film with my Momento ink. I let it dry for a few minutes and then coloured my images with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. Once my colouring was dry I cut out the stamped image and left a bit of space at the top so that I could punch a hole into the plastic. That would be where I attach the earring hook or jump ring if used. I then used my heat gun to shrink.

The weird thing with Shrinky Dinks is that they always look bad before they look good! The above picture is during the shrinking process. Notice it looks twisted and not very nice. After heating a little longer you get the finished product.

Here is a picture of the Shrinky Dinks before and after the shrinking process.

You will notice that after shrinking the colours look a bit more concentrated so keep that in mind when choosing your colours.

This particular stamp shrinks to a nice size to be used as earrings or a necklace pendant.

Here are the completed earrings! I love how this turned out and now I have a sweet pair of earrings to wear in October. 😊

Products used:

Clear Shrinky Dink plastic

Momento ink pad

Spectrum Noir markers available at Scrapbook.com (affiliate link)

Kindred Stamps -Holidays Are A Nightmare << referral link 😊

Earring hooks or jump ring if making a necklace pendant

Pliers

Heat gun

So what do you think?

card making, crafts, design team, Stamprints

Lily Fairy-Stamprints

Back again with another project made for Stamprints!

You can find this lovely image at Stamprints Etsy. See more from Stamprints on the blog Stamprints Blog.

Supply List

I used Prismacolor Color pencils to colour the image.

Paper/cardstock-Amy Tangerine

Ephemera-Amy Tangerine

Thicker Alphabets-American Crafts

Stickles glitter glue on wings.

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Published Again

I am so excited to share my news with all of you! For the second time this year I have had a project published in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. You can find my project in the Fall 2018 edition!

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Lazy Days & Summer Rays -Stick it Down

I have been asked to guest design for the Stick it Down Team this month.

I know summer is winding down for most of us but there are a few days left to enjoy. I made this card as an ode to summer!

This is the design sketch that I was given to work with. The first thing that I noticed is the eye catching pieces that are positioned in a triangular position. This is a quite popular design in card making and scrapbooking. It has a way of drawing the eye.

Here is my interpretation of the above sketch. I hope you enjoy it and also that you enjoy these last few precious days of summer.

Supplies used in the creation of this card are:

Doodle Bug Design– Sweet Summer Collection paper, cardstock, doodle-pops 3D sticker, Icon stickers (beach ball & ice cream)

Pinkfresh Studio– emphemera (last days & summer rays), enamel dots

These were all products that I received in my July SCT Sampler.

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July Mouse-Creative Moments Challenge #146

I am back with one last project made for the Creative Moments Challenge Blog.

This week the challenge is SUMMER.

My sponsor for this weeks challenge is Rick St Dennis.

There are so many images and colouring pages to pick from so it was a hard to decision but since the theme was summer I chose the Helen’s Mice July digital stamp image!

Here is my finished project!

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Sew Happy-Stamprints

I thought that I would try a different style of digital image this month so I picked a lovely digital stamp set! I used several of the images for the Sew Happy set on a card.

I coloured the images with my Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut around the images.

And here is my card in its entirety!

Supplies used:

Digital image-Stamprints

Prismacolor pencils

Patterned paper and tassel bow-Pinkfresh Studio

Miscellaneous gold sequins and lace ribbon

You can find these images and so many more at

Stamprints Etsy

Stamprints Blog

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Cupcake Kitty-Creative Moments Challenge #145

National sewing day is just around the corner do the theme this week is “show some stitching, real or faux”

I had the pleasure of using a Knitty Kitty image this week!

The image that I have chosen is the Cupcake Kitty. I coloured the kitty with Prismacolor pencils. I just added faux stitching around the edge of the stripped patterned paper using a fine black marker.

Supplies used:

Digital kitty stamp- Knitty Kitty

Prismacolor pencils

AC cardstock

Patterned paper-CTMH

“sweet” sticker-Jillibean Soup

Miscellaneous sequins

I think that I am going to send this cutie to my niece for her 7th birthday this month. I hope she likes it!

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Besties-Creative Moments Challenge #144

I am here with a whole lot of cuteness! The theme for the Creative Moments Challenge #144 is ANIMALS!

My amazing sponsor isMy Besties Shop.

Here she is!

Products used to complete project:

Digital image- My Besties Shop coloured with Prismacolor pencils

Cardstock-Craft Smith

Patterned Paper-Pinkfresh Studios

Stickers-Simple Stories

Glossy Dots-Pink & Main