Tuesday, October 25, 2016


I've been taking a bit of a break from designing and blogging, but this week I decided to try to break my creative slump with a bit of coloring and stamping challenges. 

I created the background with Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac and Gathered Twig Distress inks. 

The owl and squirrel are freebies available from Paper Smooches. The "hello" is a sentiment digi from Birdie Brown.

Challenges Entered:
Paper Smooches- Color challenge
Just Keep on Creating- anything goes

Friday, October 7, 2016

Steampunk Pumpkin...

Supplies Used:
Stampendous R269 Steam Pumpkin, Silver embossing paste, Gears Stencil
Tsukinkeko Memento ink
My Colors cardstock Grape Vine
Tombow colored pencils

1. Trim cardstock to 4.75 x 11 inches. Fold at 5.5 inches to create card base.
2. Stamp image and color with pencils.
3. Apply silver embossing paste through Gears Stencil. Allow to dry. Adhere to card.
4. Adhere stamped image to card.
5. Embellish with ribbon.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Halloween Clipboard

October is here and its time to start decorating for Halloween! I created this clipboard for notes using Clear Scraps Small Scallop Clipboard.

  1. Stamp image on the front of the clipboard in permanent ink.
  2. Stamp image again on white cardstock, color and cut out. Adhere to clipboard, lining up the stamped images.
  3. Add dots of color with markers to the back of the clipboard. Embellish with stickers.
  4. Adhere cardstock to the bottom of the clipboard. Embellish with washi tape.

Clear Scrap Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used:
Stampendous stamps, stickers
Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive
Copic Markers

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fall Layout...

Today I'm sharing a fall layout featuring Clear Scraps XL Deco Shapes and Stampendous Die Cut Sets! One of my favorite ways to embellish acrylic layouts is by filling the background with die cut pieces. 

  1. Die cut leafs from cardstock in a variety of fall colors. 
  2. Adhere cardstock leaves to the front of the XL Deco Shape with Zip Dry.
  3. Wrap XL Deco Shape with ribbon and tie a bow.
  4. Adhere photo to XL Deco Shape.
  5. Adhere alphabet stickers to leaves.

Supplies Used
Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape
Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive

Friday, July 22, 2016

Stampendous and Tando Creative Hop...

Stampendous is teaming up with Tando Creative this week for a fun week of inspiration! 

1. Apply embossing paste to chipboard pieces using Brick Stencil. Allow to dry. Paint with red acrylic paint. Assemble box.
2. Stamp images, color and cut out.
3. Adhere fake grass to box opening. 
4. Adhere stamped images to box. 

Supplies Used:
Stampendous SSCP102 Mushrooms, SSCP103 Whisper Friends, SSCP105 Whisper Houses, PLM01 Whisper House,DWLG610 Bricks, Embossing Paste, Mixed Media Paper
Tando Creative Chipboard House
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers- BG1, BG2, BG3, BG5, CG2, CG3, DR1, DR6, PP3, HB3, OR1, GB10
Tskukineko Memento ink

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Guiding Star...

We are featuring the newest release of Stampendous this week! 

Supplies Used:
Stampendous P287, embossing paste, Mixed Media Paper
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers-IG1, IG6, FS4, FS3, LG4, CG4, CT2, GB9, GB10

1. Trim cardstock 4.25 to 11 inches. Fold at 5.5 inches to create card base.
2. Spread embossing paste through stencil. Allow to dry. Adhere to card base.
3. Stamp image, color and cut out. Adhere to card base.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Stampendous and Tando Creative...

Stampendous and Tando Creative are teaming up for a week of fun! 

Supplies Used:
Stampendous (Costume Stack, Skeleton Style, Spooky House)
Tando Creative (Mini Printer Tray)
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and Colored Pencils
Copic Alcohol Markers
Beacon Zip Dry

Idea to note: In the Frankenstein section, I took a knife and trimmed one of the window panels to make it bigger for Frankie. 

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