card making, jewelry making, Uncategorized

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?

crafts, design team, dollar store crafts, Stamprints, Uncategorized

Rose Mackintosh on Canvas For Stamprint

I just realized that we are at the tail end of September. The month has been flying by and I have been so busy that I have’t done very much crafting. I did colour a few images here and there starting with this gorgeous image from Stamprints . You can find the image at Stamprints Etsy

I printed the Rose Mackintosh image 4 to a page and coloured them with Spectrum Noir and Chameleon markers. I decided to try different hair and skin tones and was originally going to make a series of cards but when I found some 4×6 canvases at the dollar store I decided to go that route. I used a red and black acrylic paint to create a drippy effect and left it to dry for a few days. Since I had coloured some of the small details on the image a golden colour, I wanted to add a bit of gold to the canvas as well. I achieved this with a Vicki Boutin gold glaze. I originally added a few streaks with a paint brush but ended up rubbing it on with a cloth. I let it dry a couple of days.

I used a dollar store stencil and some Heidi Swapp texture paint to create a bit of dimension. I laid it on pretty thick. Again I let it dry for a few days.

I cut the coloured Stamprints images to the desired shape and attached using a glossy ModPodge, and dried over night.

The last step of my mini canvases was to stamp my sentiments. I used 2 different stamps from Kraftin Kimmie, stamped onto regular paper. I tore the stamped sentiments to give then a bit more texture and then Mod Podged those as well.

Here are the completed canvases! I am quite happy with how it turned out. Next time I think I will lay my image down before the texture paint.

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.

card making, Creative Moments Challenge, design team, Uncategorized

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!

card making, design team, Stamprints, Uncategorized

Tulips Vase-Stamprints

Hi I am back with a couple of projects that I have made using the ever lovely Stamprints digital images.

I chose a clean, simple yet very elegant image. The image that I chose this month is the Tulips Vase.

I printed two of the tulips images. I was undecided what colour combo I would do for my project so I used both of the images coloured.

Here is card #1!

And here is card #2

With both projects I used the same supplies but in different colours.

Here is my supply list: Tulips Vase digital image from Stamprints, Spectrum Noir markers, textured cardstock is by Bazzill Paper, enamel hearts Doodlebug Designs, Happy Birthday Stamp By Lawn Fawn, CTMH polka dot ribbon, white cardstock Recollections

You can find the Tulips Vase image as well as many other Stamprints images on Etsy here Stamprints Etsy

Which colour combo do you like best?

card making, Creative Moments Challenge, design team, Uncategorized

Humour-Creative Moments Challenge #143

What’s so funny? The projects in the Creative Moments Challenge Blog, are what is so funny!

The theme this challenge is humour! My sponsor is Dr. Digi’s House Of Stamps.

If you have never checked out Dr. Digi’s stamps you must! There are many fun stamps to choose from! The image that I chose for my project is Flossie Bumblethorp! She looks like she would be feisty!

Here is Flossie.

I thought that this colour combo matched the image so I layered up.

Here is the finished project!

What do you think?

Products Used:

Flossie Bumblethorp digital image-Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps

Coloured with Spectrum Noir & Chameleon markers

Patterned paper- CTMH

Sentiment stamp-Kindred Stamps

Cardstock- AC

card making, design team, Stamprints, Uncategorized

Sweet Pea Flower Girl-Stamprints

If April ends anything like how it’s started, get me out of here! It’s been more like April snows than showers but that is not going to stop me from sharing my springy creation made with the Sweet Pea Flower Girl digital stamp from Stamprints. She is gorgeous and so versatile!

I used Spectrum Noir and Chameleon markers to colour this image.

Products used to complete the card are Recollections cardstock, CTMH embossing folder, CTMH sequins & twine, Cuttlebug, and Kraftin Kimmie sentiment stamp.

Please go visit the Stamprints blog .

Images can be found here at Stamprints Etsy

card making, Creative Moments Challenge, design team, Uncategorized

A Boy And His Dog-Creative Moments Challenge #141

Here I am once again with a fantastic challenge from Creative Moments Challenge Blog.

For Challenge #141 the theme is a minimum of 2 flowers on your creation.

My sponsor this challenge is

The image that I have chosen is Cinema Chaplin. It is an adorable image of a boy and his dog. I have boys and dogs so this one tugs at my heart. ❤️ I don’t very often use flowers on masculine cards so this is a bit of a challenge for me but I am up for it!

I used Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs paper. One of the papers had a beautiful floral print in gorgeous, vintage colours. The colours of this floral paper were incorporated into the Cinema Chaplin stamp as to coordinate the image with the paper. The floral paper is what I used as the flowers requested in the theme. I layered up several patterned papers and knotted lace ribbon to give the look of depth while using 3D adhesive to lift the characters.

Products used: Mari digi image, Spectrum Noir markers, Chameleon markers, Graphic45 paper sticker and chipboard , Recollections cardstock, miscellaneous ribbon.

Check out more gorgeous I images at Mari Digi.

card making, design team, Stamprints, Uncategorized

Baby Giraffe-Stamprints

Welcome to my first Stamprints blog post. I am so excited to be a member of this very talented team! The image that I have chosen for my project this month is Baby Giraffe. You can find this adorable image here Stamprints Etsy.

I started by printing 2 of the images in two different sizes. I coloured the first smaller image in traditional giraffe colours . The slightly larger image was coloured with some fun, unexpected colours! I have used Spectrum Noir and Chameleon markers for both.

Here is the completed traditional card. I used some very old, retired CTMH paper, CTMH sequins, recollections cardstock, misc ribbon, and sentiment stamp by Kraftin Kimmie.

Here is the completed fun card! I have used DCWV patterned cardstock, AC vellum, misc sequins, and sentiment stamp by Kraftin Kimmie.

You can see more from Stamprints here on the Stamprints Blog.

card making, Creative Moments Challenge

Fredericka Debutante-Creative Moments Challenge #138

Wow is it really March already? I was hoping that March would bring some nicer weather than February did but so far it is not! At least with the cold, snowy weather I have had plenty of time to get crafty!

Welcome to Challenge #138 at

The theme for this challenge is International Women’s Day which is on March 8.

My sponsor for this challenge is

The image that I have chosen to celebrate this Women’s Day is the Fredericka Debutante digital stamp. Fredericka is a beautiful stamp!

Supplies used digital stamp by Polkadoodles, sentiment stamp by Kraftin Kimmie, patterned paper and sequins by CTMH, Recollections cardstock, Doodlebug Design heart clip, misc ribbon, Spectrum Noir markers, Chameleon markers, scrapbook Adhesives By 3L 3D foam squares

Challenges Entered:

Through The Craftroom Door-anything goes

Crafting By Design-anything goes

Artistic Inspirations -anything goes

Pammies Inky Pinkies-anything goes