Friday, May 22, 2015

Winners for my giveaways

The Mother's Day winner is 

and the Manly Monday winner never contacted me so I did a redraw and the winner is 

If both of you ladies could please email me at grohcm at gmail dot com with your address I will get your prizes out next week.

Congratulations! and everyone check back for a followers giveaway coming up.

A Wonderful Adventure

Welcome back to Flashback Friday for Sassy Studio Designs. We are still in our steampunk month of images which as you may know from visiting my blog, steampunk isn't my cup of tea. But I am trying and that's the best I can do. 

This week I printed the image out onto Ranger watercolor paper. I colored the images in with Peerless watercolors and distress ink. I also mixed the water with perfect pearls so my image would sparkle. The purple background paper is unknown however the black paper and glitter paper are both by Die Cuts with a View and the purple border paper and the border die are both by Tim Holtz. The cog brad is by Eyelet Outlet and the cog die cut is by Spellbinders. The sentiment stamp is by K and i Memories. I stamped it with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. 

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Best Windmill Card

For my card today I've used a windmill stamp by Gina Marie Stamps. I've stamped it with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. I trimmed the white cardstock the image is on to smaller than my card base. Then I have a piece of Basic Grey patterned paper over the card base followed by the windmill cardstock. I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment in black Hero Arts ink. 
That's it. Easy Peasy today.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Butterfly in Yellow

My card today features the Deep Red Stamps butterfly stamp that I love so much. I stamped it with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with myStamp Box silver embossing powder. Using my Peerless watercolors I colored the image in and fussy cut it out. The two patterned papers in my card are both by Studio Calico. The ribbon is from my MIL's stash, sentiment die cut by Spellbinders, and sentiment sticker by Glitter and Glitz.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Welcome to our Church

Today is my last time posting as DT member at Through the Craft Room Door. Our challenge is sponsored by Doodle Pantry. I'm so amazed by the amount of things you get with their digi's. I decided to print out the crosses already colored in and die cut it out with a Lawn Fawn die. I took a small flower and placed it in the center of the cross which gave my image lots of dimension because if you take the wire of the flower it will fall apart. So I pulled the wire through to the back and used foam adhesive around the rest of the die cut. It works for this card because it is part of a welcome to our church basket and therefore won't be going through the mail.

My patterned papers are by Basic Grey and Jillibean Soup. The border die is by Spellbinders and the sentiment die is by Stampin Up. The welcome stamp is by TPC Studio that has been stamped with Versa Color pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. The cardstock in my card and card base is by Recollections.

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You light up my Life

For today's card I am using a stamp set by Sweet Stamp Shop.I stamped the image onto white cardstock by Recollections with Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed it with Ranger blue glass embossing powder. I die cut the image out with a rounded edge square die by Spellbinders and inked the inside edges of the die cut. Then the die behind that is by DO Crafts out of patterned paper by Studio G. The yellow patterned paper is also by Studio G and the blue polka dot paper is by Creative Memories. I embellished with some blue sequins and star die cuts by Lawn Fawn.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Manly Monday Grill

Welcome back to Manly Monday where I find masculine cards in blogland and bring them to one spot for you to check out and use as inspiration. Please click on the blog name above the clip of their card to be directed to the masculine card. Then check out mine at the bottom. Be sure to follow my blog so you can be updated when Manly Monday goes live each week.

My Hearts Pleasure

Lilibet's Monkey Hut

Grammy's Attic

The Journey is the Start

Nanne's Creations


I'm in Haven

Purple Princess Diaries

For my card I stamped this Mark's Finest Papers grill stamp with Versa Fine black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. I used distress inks and Peerless watercolors to color it in. I die cut it out with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with distress ink. The patterned paper in the background is by Die Cuts with a View and the cardstocks are scraps I had in my bin. The sentiment is a die cut from my Cricut. And that's all folks!

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturated Canary Says Hello

Today's card uses a Saturated Canary stamp named Lovely. I ended up cutting the dress part off because I made a mistake and didn't want to waste the time I had into her upper body. The die cut is by Spellbinders and I inked the inside with distress ink that matched her top. The rest of the card came together easily. The patterned papers are by Basic Grey, Studio G, and Quick Quotes. The sentiment die cut is by Sizzix with Studio G paper, the sentiment stamp by Hero Arts and the ink by Stampin Up. I embellished with three different puffy flower stickers by K and Co.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Steampunk Friday with SSD

Here again it is Friday and I have a new Flashback Friday by Sassy Studio Designs card for you. The deal is for one week you can buy this image at a discounted price. After the week is up it goes back to its normal price. Become a part of the Sassy Studio Designs Facebook group and enter the challenge over there. Plus you can see what all my other team mates did with this image.

This month is steampunk and if you have visited my blog before you know I don't really do that style of card making. It's been a little bit of a challenge but ya know what I did? I took all things that could be considered steampunk and put them in a basket so whenever I go to make my whatever this week I have everything in one spot. Funny thing is I have a whole basket of stuff to use. I was shocked at how much I have. 

Anyway, This card is a little bit bigger 5 x 6.5 and the black cardstock is by Recollections and the background paper is by Tim Holtz Idealogy line. The cogs and gears are dies by Spellbinders and I cut them out of GCD Studios black patterned paper and Die Cuts with a View glitter paper. I adhered some of them with foam adhesive by Stampin Up and some a little bit higher by EK Success. The black lacy pattern at the bottom is tape I found at Dollar Tree and the sentiment is a sticker by K and Co.

I printed the image out onto Cryogen cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers. It's not perfect but I'm OK with that. I die cut them out with Spellbinders die. I did use a gold Wink of Stella pen on the buttons, cogs, and straps in the image.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Butterfly Congratulations

I have a lot of pink card for you today. As you know I love this butterfly stamp in pink by Deep Red Stamps because I've used it HEREHERE, and HERE

I stamped the butterfly on to Recollections white cardstock with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with silver Hero Arts embossing powder. I also embossed another one with different embossing powder to see which one I thought covered and embossed better. With the better embossed butterfly, I used a blending tool and distress ink {Worn Lipstick} to create an ombre effect. Then fussy cut it out and sprayed it with water mixed with Perfect Pearls to give it some sparkle. I cut down the other butterfly image and inked the edges of the cardstock. 

The card base is 4 x 5 1/2 pre-made by Recollections and I adhered a border die cut sticker by Crate Papers to both sides. The patterned paper is from a stack however I bought it at an outlet store and it had no cover on it to identify the manufacturer. It's thin paper which makes me think it's not DCWV. Anyway, I adhered the patterned paper to the center and then I taped the other butterfly to the top portion. Then I added a gem by Eyelet Outlet to the left lower corner and a sentiment sticker by Karen Foster below it. I adhered the ombre butterfly on top of the other butterfly with foam adhesive by EK Success.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thinking of you Card

I made this thinking of you card for a special lady at church who had lost her mother. I really liked the way it turned out and wanted to share it here. Unfortunately, I only have the one photo and it's not the best photo at that. 

I started with the lightest cardstock by Bazzill and layered on top of it Creative Memories cardstock-I'm no sure the name of the color or if they even still carry cardstock so we'll go with that's not that important to know. Then the patterned paper is by K and Co and the darker cream cardstock in the scallop circle is by Color Aid. The image is a stamp by Stampin Up with antique Linen distress ink. I used that same color on the edges of the Bazzill cardstock. The sentiment stamp is by Just Rite and the ink by Hero Arts with the scallop circle dies by Spellbinders.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sincere Sympathy

So I recently made a set of cards that are all a little different but use the same technique. I stamped the white paper with a background stamp in a permanent brown dye ink and let dry. Then I heat embossed a tree image on top of the background with Versa Mark ink and white embossing powder. I die cut the image out with a Sizzix die and then I inked the die cut with green and brown distress inks. I didn't really take the time to blend the colors well because what I was mostly going for was the resist of the tree image. I sprayed the die cut with a dash of water and it all just came together beautifully. 

I believe the background stamp is by Hero Arts, tree stamp by Stampin Up, and the sentiment by Stamp N Plus. The patterned paper is by October Afternoon (brown polka dot) and Basic Grey (green strip in the middle).

Monday, May 11, 2015

Manly Monday Blueprint Globe

Welcome back to Manly Monday where I cruise the web looking for recently made masculine cards for your inspiration. Click on the blog name above the photo clip to be directed to the masculine card and then check the bottom for my card.

Mon Chat by Scrap

Taylormade Cards 4U

Images by Heather M


Tinyrose's Craft Room

DJ Crafter

KT Fit Kitty

Ustvarjalnica Jaal

Coby's Kaarten

Crafting with Cotnob

I'm not usually a one to use sketches but this one was perfect for what I was doing and so I went with it.
Sketch from Mojo Monday

I used a Tim Holtz blueprints stamp of a globe by stamping it with Versa Mark ink and heat embossing it with Ranger Platinum embossing powder on watercolor paper. I colored the image in with Peerless watercolors and a water pen by Ranger. Then I die cut the image out with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with distress ink by Ranger. Patterned paper: The striped paper is an old one from my stash, the polka dot paper is by October Afternoon, map paper is from a paper pad named Danny O by K and Co and the background paper is by Tim Holtz Idealogy. I used some gray and white cardstock by Recollections for the strip going across behind the globe. The compasses are die cuts from my Cricut and the cartridge Wall Decor and More. I inked them with distress ink by Ranger.

Don't forget about yesterday's giveaway opportunity. Scroll down one to see what it's all about.

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