Tuesday 26 September 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #231

Hello friends!

It's time for another great sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Here it is:

Here is what I created:

I've been vibing with my October Afternoon stash lately - I know I can't hoard it forever! :)  I took the sketch and flipped it on it's side. I took a few liberties, but I LOVE how it turned out! :)

I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!


Friday 22 September 2017

Kitty Bee Designs - Challenge #104 Water Play

Hello friends!

It's time for another challenge at Kitty Bee Designs!  Challenge #104 is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments and The Paper Shelter!


I chose to work with Crafty Sentiments this round and the digi I chose was called "Hootie - Rain Go Away".   Our theme was "Water Play" - so anything water related!  I just thought this little owl in the rain was perfect!

Here is what I created:

I printed out the digi and watercolored it - sweet and simple! :)  I also added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to accentuate the rain drops and the little puddle!

I hope you will come along and play with us this challenge!  See you next time!

SparkleNSprinkle - Lovely Magnolia

Hello friends!

I have a really beautiful "Lovely Magnolia" Card to share with you today for SparkleNSprinkle!  I just fell in love with this gorgeous stamp set!

Supply List:
Lovely Magnolia Stamp Set #853
Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens - Aqua Splash 908n, Evergreen Fern 902n, Soft Rose 911n
1/4" Tear-ific Tape (SAT01)
Black Detail Embossing Powder (EP171)
Versamark Ink (VM-001)
Clear Embossing Powder (EP120)
Ballerina Pink Glitter (GM2024)
Sparkling Snow Glitter (G1003)
Nuvo Small Glue Pen (202N)
Tonic Floral Craft Kit (380)
Nuvo Jewel Drops - Key Lime 645n

Let's get creating!

Of course I started by making flowers!  I stamped a bunch of the flower images onto a piece of white cardstock using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed them with Black Detail Embossing Powder EP171. Using my Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens (my new favorite watercoloring tool!), I colored them in. For this card, I focused on the aqua greens & blues and used the Aqua Splash, Evergreen Fern and Soft Rose colors.  After they were dry (they dry extremely quickly!) I fussy cut out each image. 


Next up, I started on my background panel. The patterned paper I chose had a bit of a watercolor pattern to it, so I didn't have to add much else!  I randomly stamped the smaller Magnolia flower all over the panel using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed with Clear Detail Embossing Powder. It's so hard to tell in the pictures, but this gave such a subtle, pretty texture to the background.  I added 2 strips of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape (kindof in the style of a ribbon around a present!), removed the protective backing and sprinkled on Ballerina Glitter. I burnished it in well with my finger tool :)


Finally, it was time for assembly!  I tied a small piece of white&gold ribbon around the base of the flower and adhered it to the panel using foam square for extra dimension. The sentiment was directly stamped to the background paper with Versamark Ink and embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder. The entire panel was added to a blush pink card base using the 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. I added some small drops of Key Lime Jewel Drops for even more texture and the finishing touch was some Sparkling Snow Glitter added to the flower using the Small Nuvo Glue Pen!


I hope you enjoy this card as much as I had fun making it!  See you very soon with even more projects! I'm hoping to add videos in the near future - I just have to get brave enough to do so!

See ya next time!


Supply List:

OTHER Supplies:
White Cardstock
Gold & White Ribbon
Watercolor Design Patterned Paper
Blush Cardstock

MHKDesigns - Designer Inspiration - September

Hello friends!

I'm here today with my September Designer Inspiration post for MHKDesigns!

I just loved working with Sassy Sayings, so I chose that stamp to showcase!

Here is what I created:

I hope you enjoy this card!  See you soon for a whole ton of new goodies in October!  Can't wait to share our new releases with you!

See ya next time!

Monday 18 September 2017

Stick It Down - September

Hello friends!

It's time to share my card for Stick It Down this month!  Here was our sketch:

September Card Sketch

I had picked up some really fun sports themed paper from www.ninabrook.com and I really wanted to create with it so this is what I came up with:

I think I took an out of the box look at the sketch this month, but I think you can still see the inspiration!

I'd love to hear from you and see what you think! :)  Make sure you come along and play with us!


Friday 15 September 2017

Cross Canada Hop - September Holiday Expressions

Hello crafty friends!

Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring artwork created from products found in the 2017 Holiday Expressions Catalog. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order (or if you are my client, you can shop HERE). 

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to 
follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at www.mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca

If you came from Create with Alyson from HERE then you are in the right place!

Onto my projects!

I just am totally head over heels for the new Silver & Gold Suite of products!  So, of course I had to create with them!  I paired them with our NEW Limited Edition "Bashful" cardstock and the super cute stamp & die cut set called "Warmest Wishes".  I also added Gold Embossing Powder to the mix!  Here are the cards I came up with: 

(Shaker card!!)

I loved making these cards so much, I think I'm going to offer it as a workshop in the fall! :)  I just love how everything came together so quickly - once I started creating, I couldn't stop!!  I even threw in a sneak peek of October's Stamp of the Month!!! Did you notice it?

Here is my CTMH Supply List for your reference:

October Stamp of the Month - Christmas Tunes S1710 (not available until next month!)

I was your last stop on the Cross Canada Hop, so if you are just joining in now, you can start back at the beginning over on Michelle's Blog!

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Projects inspired what we are Thankful For. So mark October 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


SparkleNSprinkle - Stampendous School Mice

Hello friends!

I'm back with another quick share for SparkleNSprinkle!  I was sent this cute little stamp set from SNS to play with - it's called "School Mice" by Stampendous!

School Mice Stampendous Rubber Stamp [HMCR102]

So, off I went creating and I'm excited to share my finished card!

Here is what I created:

This sweet little card came together very quickly!  Here is my supply list:

I started by stamping the Mice using Versafine Black Onyx ink. I watercolored them in carefully using the Aqua Flow WatercolorPens along with some plain watercolors (for the colors I didn't have!).  I added Ballerina Pink Glitter to the books using the Medium Nuvo Glue Pen.  All the layers were attached using 1/2" Tear-ific Tape. I did a little "splatter painting" with my watercolors too for some extra fun! I added the Morning Dew Crystal Drops in the corners and finally, I added some subtle Gold Dots in the background with the Gold Glitter Marker!


I hope you enjoy this sweet little card! :)  It was a lot of fun making!

See you next time!


Thursday 14 September 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - September 2017 Reveal

Welcome to the September 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

The Blog Hop is on the 15th of each month.  On the 1st of each month, SNS will release a new Video Kit Club.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store.  So stop by often to see what's new! 

We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month.

The sets are:

Birdhouse Friends 852
(Digital Version DIGI852BG)

Lovely Magnolia 853  
(Digital Version DIGI853FS - see below)

A Puppy's Halloween 863
(Digital Version DIGI863FS)

Victorian Camille at Christmas 864

(Digital Version DIGI864LS)

DIGI853FS - Lovely Magnolia huge digi bundle (lots of extras not included in the rubber version.)

You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive all the rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)

Jess (you are here!)

Did you know that SNS has a You-Tube Channel?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest tips and techniques!

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook.  
This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today!

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet - no worries - there are some freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them.

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.

Happy Hopping!

I was so excited about this month's release!  It was so hard choose just one for the release, but I went with my fave - the Lovely Magnolias!

Here is my supply list:
Antique Rose Crystal Drops - 656n
Tonic Floral Crafters 380

First, I started by stamping the image with Versamark Ink and embossing with Black Detail Embossing Powder. Then I grabbed my Aqua Flow Pens from Tonic Nuvo and colored them in. I stamped the small flower multiple times and then fussy cut them all out after they were watercolored.  I also stamped the leaves and followed the same steps. Aqua Flow - Fussy Cut! :)  I colored some of the larger flowers at the same time for future projects ;)


Next, I grabbed my Tonic Studios Floral Crafters Tool Set and started shaping the flowers and petals. It took some practice to get the right about of bend and angles - but I LOVE this tool set! It has a soft spongy mat to work on plus 3 stylus pens and your tweezers.


I embossed a piece of blush colored cardstock for my background using an embossing folder. Then I rubbed Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse all over it. I LOVE how it turned it almost a coral color!


I die cut a piece of pink patterned paper, rubbed Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse and stamped random flowers on it using Versamark Ink. I sprinkled on Golden Follies Embossing Powder and head set. This because my background for my flower arrangement.  I also rubbed on some Embellishment Mousse onto the flowers. 

I used Glue Dots to arrange my flowers and petals - aren't they pretty?  All of the layers were adhered with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. To finish off flowers, I used the Small Nuvo Glue Pen and sprinkled on Ballerina Glitter and Burgundy Glitz Glitter.


The sentiment was stamped with Vesamark Ink and embossed with Golden Follies (I think this is my new fave embossing powder!).  I added drops of Antique Rose Crystal Drops as the finishing touch!


I hope you enjoy this card!  The next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Diane!  You can find her blog HERE.

I'm also entering this card in the following challengs:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #17

See you next time!