Monday, January 20, 2020

Puttin' On The Ritz {Jan's Digi Shop}


Happy Monday!  Time for a new Jan's Digi Stamp Challenges #6.  I have a new project featuring this digi stamp set from Jan's Digi Shop called Puttin' On The Ritz 3225J.

I printed the digi image and the sentiment from my computer onto white cardstock and colored him with Copic markers.  I added a bit of Wink of Stella glitter pen to the roses, the hat band, and his tie.


I deckled edged the colored image and adhered it onto a die cut frame from Penny Black (Lovely Border).  This was then layered onto a piece of bright red specialty paper from Tonic Studios. The card base is black, so on the inside, I layered another piece of the red specialty paper and a piece of white cardstock to write my message.

Jan's Digi Shop is one of the few digi stores that also gives your pre-colored images.  If you need to create a card in a hurry, this is the way to do it.  You could add a few of your own embellishments and your good to go!

Now it's your turn to come play with us.  Jan's Digi Stamp Challenges is held the first and third Monday of every month.  Winners are chosen randomly and will have two weeks to collect their prize.  (All the details are under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top of the Challenge Blog page.)

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Until next time.....


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Dream {Lavinia World #18}



Hey everyone, so happy that you're here.  Today is the beginning of a new Lavinia World Challenges #18.  The theme is always Anything Goes using a stamped image (no digis please).  You can enter our challenge either through our Challenge Blog, or through our Anything Lavinia Facebook Group.  We'd love to have you join us in both places!  The winner of the challenge wins a $15 gift code to go shopping at Lavinia World.

This project was created using the following stamps:



This is a fairly simple card to create.  I started out by die cutting the center from a piece of light kraft cardstock using a My Favorite Things die (Tall Snow Globe).  Save the die cut for a future project and use the negative piece.  Using the same die, I cut out the shape again, only using a darker shade of kraft cardstock.

Using a stamp positioner, I stamped the Fairy Bridge first using VersaFine Clair ink (Pinecone) onto the darker shaded die cut.  I then cleaned the stamp, inked it up with VersaMark and heat set it with Clear embossing powder.  I stamped the bridge a second time on scrap paper to create a mask.

Temporarily adhere the mask on top of the stamped bridge and then stamp the Fir Tree in the background.  I stamped it a couple of times with VersaFine Clair (Green Oasis) to make sure everything stamped ok. 



Next I brought out my colored pencils and shaded the water and the rocks.  I added green glitter to the Fir Tree for a bit of sparkle (and it also gives it a little more shading).

Taking the negative piece of lighter kraft cardstock, I ran it through my die cutting machine using a Law Fawn die (Just Stitching Double rectangles).  This die adds stitching, but doesn't actually cut anything out.  I used all the dies in the set.

I added pop dots to the negative piece and adhered it to my card base.  Next I added adhesive to the stamped focal point and dropped it down in the opening.  It's easier to do it this way as I don't have to worry about centering the focal point exactly in the right spot.  This way automatically does it for me 😀.

Lastly, I die cut my sentiment using a Simon Says Stamp die (dream) from black cardstock and adhered it under my focal point.

I think this would make a great card for a guy and you can add any sentiment you wish.

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You have until Monday, Jan 27 to enter in either Lavinia World Challenges or Anything Lavinia.  We can't wait to see what you share with us!! Don't forget, the winner will receive a $15 gift code to do some shopping at Lavinia World.



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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

With Sympathy {Scrapy Land #130}



Happy Wednesday!  Time for a brand new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  They have over 55 brands, so I bet you have at least one of those name brands 😀

I recently needed a sympathy card, so I decided to show you what I created for a friend of mine. The following dies were used to create this card:

Spellbinders - Floral Oval

Tutti Designs - Dotted Nesting Rectangles

This is a pretty straightforward card.  I inlayed the oval back into the front card panel after die cutting it and then added my floral spray.  I die cut the flowers that are offset on top of the floral spray using a patterned cardstock.  Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to the flower centers.

The sentiment is from a Reverse Confetti stamp set called Tall Blooms.  It didn't exactly fit the standard sizes of my rectangles.  So I stamped the sentiment onto vellum, then die cut it using the rectangle that best fit the length of the sentiment.  As this was too tall, I then moved the die down to where I needed it, and die cut the top edge again.  This gave me the exact size I needed.

For the inside, I adhered a piece of vellum to write my message and two more of the flowers.


Now it's your turn to join us for the Scrapy Land Challenge #130!  You have until February 2 to join us and possibly win the $15 gift code to go shopping at Scrapy Land.  We can't wait to see what you create and share with us.


Until next time.....


Monday, January 6, 2020

Tea Time {Jan's Digi Shop}



Hey everyone, welcome to Jan's Digi Stamp Challenges #5.  I have a new project featuring this digi stamp set from Jan's Digi Shop called Tea Time 3240J

This is such a fun set to use, with so many options.  I decided to create a birthday card combining many of the images.



After designing my card on the computer and using digital papers for my background and frames, I changed the colors of the sentiments to a dark burgundy.  The Brew-tea-ful is actually two-toned, but this was really hard to capture on the photo.  Once I was happy with everything, I printed it out and added color with colored pencils.  Glitter was also added to the flowers.  Here is a close up so you can see them better.


Now it's your turn to come play with us.  Jan's Digi Stamp Challenges will be held the first and third Monday of every month.  Winners will be chosen randomly and will have two weeks to collect their prize.  (All the details are under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top of the Challenge Blog page.)

Come get social with us:
Facebook - Shopping - Pinterest - Challenges

Love Jan's digi images?  Want to be a part of this amazing team?  Good news - we're having a Design Team call.  Details can be found here.  Good luck!!


Until next time.....



Friday, January 3, 2020

Chibi BFF {Scrapper's Delights}



Hey everyone, it's the first Friday of the the new year and that means it's time for the Chibi New Release from Scrapper's Delights.  Right now there's a sale going on.  You can get 40% off your order (no minimums). What a great deal!

I'm using the Chibi BFF image for my project.



After printing out the image and sentiment, I colored the girls with Copic markers.  The background was created using colored pencils.  A sweet little charm was added as the finishing touch.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team created on the Scrapper's Delights Inspiration Blog and join us on our Facebook Fan Page.

I'll be sharing the Anime New Release from Scrapper's Delights on the last Friday of the month (Jan 31).



Until next time.....



Thursday, January 2, 2020

Aerial and Mooch {Lavinia World #17}

I have two posts today.  Please scroll down to view my happy news 😊!



Hey everyone.  It's the first Thursday of the new year (and a new decade), so that means it's time for a new Lavinia World Challenges #17.

The theme is always Anything Goes using a stamped image (no digis please).  Of course, if you use a Lavinia stamp, you get bonus points 😂. You can enter our challenge either through our Challenge Blog, or through our Anything Lavinia Facebook Group.  We'd love to have you join us in both places!  The winner of the challenge wins a $15 gift code to go shopping at Lavinia World.

For my project I created this large scene using the following stamps:



I started out by using a stamp positioning tool and laying the clear stamps onto white cardstock.  Next I stamped each image using either VersaFine Claire or a combination of VersFine Claire and Distress Markers in order to achieve multiple colors.  (It's hard to tell in the photo, but Aerial actually has greens, blues, reds, brown, and yellows all stamped at one time.) Next I cleaned off the stamp, leaving it where it was, and then stamped with VersaMark.  Then each stamp was heat set with clear embossing powder.

I laid out the clear stamps where I wanted them and then used a combination of Distress Markers and VersaFine Clair inks to get multiple colors on the various images.  I also heat set the stamped images with clear embossing powder.

Once the scene was completed, I created the background with Distress Oxides (Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Gathered Twigs, Ground Expresso).  Since each image was heat embossed with Clear embossing powder, none of the background ink interfered with the image.

Sparkle was added along the edges using double sided adhesive tape and glitter.  The glitter decided to stick to a lot of the heat embossed areas too (and wouldn't brush off), so my scene had even more fairy dust than originally anticipated 😂.

To finish off the project, I added a "frame" created with an old Spellbinders border die (Grand 12" Big Scalloped Border) and I cut it to fit.

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Don't forget to include #laviniaworldstore on your projects and tag us at @laviniaworldstore so we can be sure to see and comment on your Lavinia projects!


You have until Monday, Jan 13 to enter in either Lavinia World Challenges or Anything Lavinia.  We can't wait to see what you share with us!! Don't forget, the winner will receive a $15 gift code to do some shopping at Lavinia World.


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Happy New Year and Happy News -Tutti Designs


I have more exciting news to share with you!  I actually have two more bits of news to share.

First of all, I am the new Design Team Coordinator for Tutti Designs!  I've got some big shoes to fill with Darlene stepping down as the Coordinator, but luckily she will still be a part of the team.  That means you will continue to see her amazing projects on the Tutti Designs Blog.



The second bit of my news is that Tutti Designs was asked to be on Hochanda TV again and I made a number of projects for this show airing today. The show times are 11am EST and 3pm EST, but you can always go back and rewatch the shows.  The theme Hochanda chose for today's show was fairies and Easter. Here are the dies that were selected for today's show:






So without further ado, here are the samples I created for this show.


Believe In Magic:
Pumpkin Fairy House, Gourd Fairy House, Mini Fairies Set, Dotted Nesting Rectangles, Dotted Nesting Squares






A Happy Hello
Easter Gate, Dotted Nesting Rectangles

Celebrating You
Dotted Nesting Rectangles, Mini Fairies set



Easter Gate
Dotted Nesting Rectangles, Easter Gate



Grateful for You
Dotted Nesting Squares, Tulip Corner

Just A Note
Spring Gate, Easter Gate, Dotted Nesting Squares, Dotted Nesting Rectangles

Spread Magic
Dotted Nesting Squares, Dotted Nesting Rectangles, Mini Fairies Set, 



New Home
Gourd Fairy House, Dotted Nesting Rectangles




I hope you've enjoyed the samples I created for the show.  It is so exciting to see something I've made shown on TV 😁.




Until next time.....