Wednesday, October 18, 2017

STAMPlorations Typographia in Faith blog hop

Typographia in Faith Blog Hop

With October being Pastor appreciation month, what could be better than making a scripture card to show appreciation and to encourage?
The first card I made was for the Senior pastor at our church and his wife. I wanted to make it look vintage. I used:
STAMPlorations Typografia in Faith set called Strong Tower
I also used STAMPlorations set called Trendy Butterflies

My second card I made for the youth pastor and his wife. I used:
STAMPlorations Typografia in Faith set called  God is a Rewarder
It is an easel card that can stand up for display. On the base of the card I used
STAMPlorations stamp set called Trendy Butterflies


Prize: One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia In Faith stamps. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers' blogs.

Commenting closes on Monday, October 23
Winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 24.

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All of the  Typografia In Faith stamps

You can use my discount code to save 20%  when ordering the Typografia in Faith stamps.


Monday, October 16, 2017

poppy card using The Ton stamp set

When I participated in the Coffee Lover's Fall blog hop, I won a stamp set from The Ton. This is the set that I picked: Fresh cut Poppies Outline

I used it  to make a Pastor appreciation card.

I added some texture to the card with lace, twine, and ribbon. I also added a tag and a little wooden key. The flowers were cut out and popped up with paper springs. I used burned glue technique for the centers of the flowers.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stencil Sunday- October 2107 You are Special

October Stencil Sunday for STAMPlorations
I made this mini canvas with an Autumn vintage feel. I used:
ARTplorations Floral Flutes Stencil
STAMPlorations Trendy Leaves 2 stamps
CUTplorations Trendy Leaves 2 coordinating dies
CUTplorations Tag O Coffee dies
STAMPlorations Pocket Blooms stamps and coordinating die

Since sometimes photographs don't do justice to the project I am sharing this photo to show how the stenciled gold looked on the designer paper which is the base of my little canvas.

You still have time to join the Mixed Media Challenge to make a non card project using stencils.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

STAMPlorations Mixed Media Project 10-1-17

After taking a summer break, STAMPlorations mixed media challenge is back.
The designers are all excited to share what we have been creating.

We would love to have you create a project for our challenge.
Just create and link up a non-card mixed media project. The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. Linky closes at the end of the month.

Prizes:- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks- If there are 25 or more entries: 1 random winner of any 2 standard size stencils

STAMPlorations Blossom like a Butterfly

I made this wall hanging as a memorial / thinking of you project for the wife of my friend from college who died unexpectedly last month.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers o Blog Hop Card

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I made this card for the fall coffee lovers blog hop. I used 3 STAMPlorations sets:
If you liked any of the stamps I used you can get them HERE.
 Use my discount code for a 20%  discount.

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Antique Rock

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Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hard to believe it is time for another coffee lovers bloghop
I decided to decorate and make a coffee themed rock for this hop.

I chose this rock because of the flat surface. I liked the colors of gray and brown in the rock. It made me think of vintage images. I cleaned the rock with water and dried it off.

I chose some designer paper that had a vintage look. I stamped
I cut some of the frame off so it would fit the rock.
I could have just added it like this and it would have been pretty, but I wanted to make it just a little bit MORE interesting.

I stamped the cups onto various designer papers.

 I then cut out the individual cups.

I glued the cups to the original stamped image.
See ... don't the additional patterns on the cups make it just a little MORE interesting?

I stamped the sentiment using

I then used Mod Podge to adhere them to the rock. I also added several layers of Mod Podge to seal the rock. I added gold metallic rub to enhance the rocks texture.

If you liked any of the stamps I used you can get them HERE.
 Use my discount code for a 20%  discount.

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop- Blue rock

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Time for another Coffee Lovers Bloghop
I decided to decorate a rock.
I painted a rock with light blue acrylic paint. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon ink. I cut a little coffee cup out of designer paper and used mod podge to adhere it to the rock. I also stamped COFFEE from one of the stamps onto the same designer paper and cut it out for the other side with a cut out image of coffee beans. I covered the whole rock with more mod podge to seal it.  I then added some gold metallic rub to add some bling. Not to find a place to hide my rock for someone to find.
Have you decorated a rock yet? If you have let me know in the comments.

If you liked any of the stamps I used you can get them HERE.
 Use my discount code for a 20%  discount.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

STAMPlorationsTYPOGRAPHIA in Faith blog hop

I know it has been awhile since I last posted, but a move and other circumstances have made the past few months a bit stressful and crafting took a back seat to life. Hopefully now that I am settling in I will have more time to craft and share. I am so excited that STAMPlorations has  new series of scripture stamps called "TYPOGRAFIA in faith"
I am sharing a couple of projects that I made using these new stamps.
The first project used:
I painted a board with light blue paint and used Hidden Hearts stencil
 and added dark blue and green paint. I stamped the butterfly and painted it. I stamped the  scripture to the side. I really like how this wall hanging looks. I am so thankful that God gives me a chance to start each day with a fresh new start. The failures of yesterday are gone.
My second project is a bookmark. I used the following:
I used the light and dark blue paints along with green and painted the bookmark. Then I stamped the scripture
This last project I wanted to share with you didn't use one of the new scripture  stamps but used STAMPlorations Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds stamp. I used the paints from the other two projects on a rock. I then stamped the music notes randomly on the rock. I added some gold with some metallic gold rub. I then painted the rock with mod podge. I had a dear friend from college, who passed away last week. He was a fabulous musician and teacher. I wanted a way to honor his
life. I plan to place this rock at  local park in memory of him.
I hope you will join us at the TYPOGRAPHIA in faith hop this Wednesday.
Commenting closes on Monday, September 18.

Prize: One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia In Faith stamps. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers' blogs.

Winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 19.



Thursday, June 29, 2017

4 years for STAMPlorations... blog hop day 4

As we celebrate our 4th birthday, all stamps, stencils, and dies in the store are 15% off -- just add products to your cart and the discount is automatically applied. And if you have a coupon (either a returning customer coupon, a coupon from one of the STAMP girls, or a stamp club coupon, you can use it to get an even better deal. Plus all orders of at least $49 ship worldwide for a flat $3 until July 7. (Stamp club subscribers, use your personal discount coupon code to get free shipping on orders of at least $15.)
I used CUTplorations
for both of my projects.
The first one  I cut the tag out of polka dotted designer paper.
I used the new
I hand cut a heart and added a butterfly, bunny and sentiment stickers from my stash. I added some ribbon to finish it off.

I used CUPCAKE BUILDER # 2 for the second tag.
The bottom of the cupcake was done on a toilet paper roll
that I painted with silver paint. I added pink stickles to the