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Live Each Day Layout

Hi! This week, the Stampendous team has been sharing lots of projects featuring flowers and foliage. Today, I am sharing a scrapbook page. Gosh...it's been far too long since I have had one of these up here in Bloggy Land. The photo I used is of my daughter when we went on a trip to Strausburg Railroad in Pennsylvania. Whenever we go there, we ride in an open air car...they are so relaxing, and the breeze that comes in is wonderful. My kids love to lean out (just a little) and let the wind blow through their hair. 


Supplies:
Stampendous:
P285: Live Each Day
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B
DWLX7011: Big Dots Stencil
DWLJ808: Cathedral Windows Large Stencil
DWLX7012: Waves and Dots Stencil
FREG029: Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel
PK03: Gemstone Embossing Powder Kit
EI101: Boss Gloss Embossing Ink with Dauber MPW811: Mixed Media Paper
Acrylic Stamp Handle
STF082: Onyx Black VersaFine InkCreative Impressions: Ribbon
Others: Tombow Dual Brush Watercolor Markers: 055, 062, 805, 9…

Christmas in June

Hello! It's time for a new Wicked Wednesday Challenge! This week, our theme is Christmas in July June. We are sponsored by AMB Illustrations, and I used one of the cute birds from their Christmas Birds set.

I colored this cutie with my Memento Markers. My background was done with some cool paisley Christmas paper and lots of Wedding Dress irRESISTables from Imagine Crafts. I fussy cut her out and glued her on once the spray was dried.

Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Wednesday team over on the blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Happy Birthday Janelle!

Hello! I have an extra post for you today because the Stampendous team is celebrating a very special day. It's Janelle Stollfus' birthday! She is in charge of keeping our collaborations on track, as well as the Stampendous Blog, and helps to field questions for the team. Plus, she of course makes many, many wonderful projects for Stampendous, and we all just love her. We wanted to share some birthday well-wishes for her. Here's the card I made.

I love love the Balloon Stencil Duo. I have used it a few times already. There are lots of Stencil Duos available, and they all mix and match really well. I used the accompanying pen to draw out the balloon, and I colored it in with Memento Markers from Imagine Crafts.

I stamped out my Happy Memories sentiment and heat embossed it with Amethyst PEARLustre embossing powder. Then, I drew in the string with my Tuxedo Black irRESISTables Pico Embellisher, also from Imagine Crafts. Please be sure to visit all of the gals wishing Janelle…

Poppy Fields and Window Panes

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is going to be sharing some great projects featuring florals and foliage. It's easy to make a greeting card for any occasion (or lack thereof) if you have some pretty flowers and perhaps a good sentiment. Today, I didn't use a sentiment, but my card doesn't really need one. 


Supplies: Stampendous:
R262: Poppy Fields DWLJ811: Jumbo Tile Stencil
DWDGWP: Glossy White Embossing Paste
FRGL01: Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
DWDPK: Palette Knife
Acrylic Stamp HandleVM001: VersaMark Watermark Ink PadDP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder
Others:
My Colors Cardstock: Banana Pepper, Tropical Splash
Deco Art: Media Fluid Acrylics in Prussian Blue Artist's Loft: Watercolor Paints, Watercolor Paper
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry
Craft Mat


Directions:
1. Stamp image on to watercolor paper using VersaMark Ink, and heat emboss with Detail Black Embossing Powder. Paint with watercolor paints, let dry, and trim. 
2. Make a mat for the image using Banana Pepper cardstock and gl…

CAS-ual Watermarking

I was very happy to find out that we were going to do a collaboration with CAS-ual Fridays, and as soon as my goodies came, I made this project right away. There are prizes to be won, and all of the details can be found on the Imagine Crafts Blog and on the CAS-ual Friday Blog. This is a HUGE hop, so sit back, relax, and enjoy all of the crafty goodness! 
Supplies:
Imagine Crafts:
Walnut Ink: Eucalyptus, Terra Cotta, Java
VersaMark ink pad
VersaMagic: Tea Leaves
VersaFine: Spanish Moss, Vintage Sepia
Goosebumps Dauber
Clear Embossing Powder


Others:
CAS-ual Fridays: CTSS-13-020: Wonderful Words
Stampendous: Fitted Frames Set B
Whisker Graphics: Divine Twine
Beacon Adehsieves: Zip Dry Glue
Recollections: Ivory Card Base, cream cardstockArtist's Loft: Watercolor Paper
Directions: 

1.On watercolor paper, stamp the large flowers from the Wonderful Words stamp set with VersaMark and emboss with clear embossing powder. Repeat steps with the smaller flower.

2. Spray the embossed watercolor paper with Eu…

ADfD Showcase with Bitsy Bug Jane

Hello! I have a second post for you today! Wow...that's the second time that's happened this week! Please be sure to scroll down to see my other projects. On to this post now. The A Day for Daisies team is showcasing the Bitsy Bugs and Fall Cuties. I have Bitsy Bug Jane on my card today.

Awww, she's so cute! I added Stickles to her wings to go along with our current challenge of "Add Glitter."

The background was done with 2 washi tapes, and I used my All-Time favorite dies...the Fitted Frames from Stampendous.

Please be sure to visit the rest of the A Day for Daises team over on the Blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Heaven Seems a Little Closer at the Beach

Hello! All week long, the Stampendous team has been sharing projects featuring sea-inspired projects. The card I'm sharing today is one of my favorites that I did for the April catalog. I have a love for hibiscus flowers (especially in the coloration I did here), and I had a lot of fun playing with colors, textures, and products. 


Supplies:
Stampendous:
CRW171: Hibiscus Conch
DWLJ808: Cathedral Windows Large
DWDGWP: Glossy White Embossing Paste
SSC1246: Ocean Wisdom
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set AEK22: Beach Embossing Powder Kit
DWDPK: Palette Knife
Acrylic Stamp HandleVM001: VersaMark Watermark Ink PadDP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder

Others:
My Colors Cardstock: Poolside, Sweet Potato, Sky
Memories Mist: Pink Lemonade
Imagine Crafts: Summer Sky Memento Ink, Electric Orange Radiant Neon Ink
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Artist's Loft: Watercolor Paints, Watercolor Paper
EK Success: Medium Corner Rounder
Directions:
1. Lay Cathedral Windows Large on to a piece of watercolor paper and spray Pin…

Horrorscopes with Wicked Wednesday

Greetings! Today I give you...something creepy..... Ahhhh, it feels good to be creepy again. I have been doing a whole lotta cute...which is great, but I much prefer dark and kinda evil. Mwahahaha! My 2nd post today (that's right! Second.) is for Wicked Wednesday. We are sponsored by Delicious Doodles this week, and the theme is "Horrorscopes."

I worked with Scorpio, and I colored him (very carefully!) with my Memento Markers from Imagine Crafts. Then, I went to town with some irRESISTables sprays, also from Imagine Crafts. I used Desert Sand and Tuxedo Black.

You can see the shine and texture that the irRESISTables have. I love that stuff!

Please be sure to visit the Wicked Wednesday Blog to see what other Horrors the team have to share with you. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Black Seashells with Stampendous

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing all sorts of Seaside Summer Fun projects. On Monday, I shared a card with white seashells and Gelatos. Today, I'm sharing a version of that same card. but with black seashells. Goth seashells! 

Supplies:
Stampendous:
CRS5090: Cling Seashells 
DCS5090: Seashells Die Set
SSC1246: Ocean Wisdom
FREG027: Shabby White Embossing Enamel
DP111: Detail Black Embossing Enamel
Acrylic Stamp HandleVM001: VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
STF082: Onyx Black VersaFine Ink

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Tropical Bay Glimmer
Faber-Castell: Gelatos #770115
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry GluePrism: Black Cardstock


Directions: 1. Start by applying 4 Gelato colors on to your black cardstock (pre-cut to slightly bigger than the size you want for your card), and smear them across the paper, slightly overlapping the colors. Wet a brush slightly, and go over the colors, blending and softening the colors, keeping it very painterly. Let dry, and tear the edges. 
2. Stamp several shells w…

White Seashells with Stampendous

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is going to be sharing projects that feature the theme of Seaside Summer Fun. I really like going to the beach, and since I live on Long Island, the beach is never very far away! 


Supplies:
Stampendous:
CRS5090: Cling Seashells 
DCS5090: Seashells Die Set
SSC1246: Ocean Wisdom
FREG024: Aged Gold Embossing Enamel
MPW811: Mixed Media Paper
Acrylic Stamp HandleVM001: VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
STF082: Onyx Black VersaFine Ink

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Seafoam
Faber-Castell: Gelatos #770115
Artist's Loft: Watercolor Paper
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue

Directions:

1. Start by applying 4 Gelato colors on to your watercolor paper (pre-cut to slightly bigger than the size you want for your card), and smear them across the paper, slightly overlapping the colors. Wet a brush slightly, and go over the colors, blending and softening the colors, keeping it very painterly. Let dry, and tear the edges. 
2. Stamp several shells with VersaMark on to Mixed Media Paper and …

Bitsy Bugs with ADfD

Hello! It's time for a new challenge with A Day for Daisies. This week, we are showcasing Fall Cuties and Bitsy Bugs, and I decided to work with Bitsy Bug Dot. The challenge theme is Add Some Glitter, which is always fun!

I made this card for my Mom's birthday, which was yesterday. I colored her with my Tombow markers, and I used Stickles for her wings. The die cut is from Stampendous' Fitted Frames Set A.

I used some assorted paper scraps for the background, and a sentiment also from Stampendous, inked with Black Shimmer Delicata Ink from Imagine Crafts.

It's a pretty clean and simple card, which my mom happens to like. I hope that you'll play along with us in this fun glitter challenge. Please be sure to visit the A Day for Daisies Blog to see what the rest of the team has made. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Love is Love with Nathalie Kalbach and Friends

The Stampendous team is showcasing the fabulous stamps and stencils from Nathalie Kalbach this week, and some of Nathalie's friends have been joining us. There are 3 prize packaages up for grabs, and anyone can win! Visit the Stampendous Blog for full details.

I have been thinking a lot about the recent tragedy to the LGBT community in Orlando, and I decided to use Nathalie's Urban Scribble set for today's project.

I started off with the foam stamp (the blank side) and colored a rainbow on it using my Tombow Dual Brush markers. I sprayed the foam stamp with a little water to re-wet the colors, and get some nice splotches. I applied the stamp, then I went back with the detail stamp and inked it up with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. 
Then, using the stencil that comes in the Urban Scribble set, plus the Picasso tool, I stenciled some pixelated clouds in the background. I hand wrote "Love is Love."

I decided to not make this a card..but rather some wall art. I cut a bi…

Something Quirky with Wicked Wednesday

Hello! It's time for a new Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge! This week, we are sponsored by Bloobel Stamps, and the theme is "Something Quirky."

I used Peekaboo Lulu for my ATC. I colored her with my Tombow Recycled Pencils. I fussy cut her out, and used a fun sentiment from Stampendous Spring Sentiments set.

I spritzed my ATC base with some Pink Lemonade Memories Mist and I added washi tape to the top and bottom. I'd love for you to play along with us, and to visit the rest of the team over on the Wicked Wednesday Blog. Thank for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Summer Seal Waiting

Hello! It's time for me to share my latest A Day for Daisies project with you. Since last week, we on the Design Team have been sharing projects featuring the June Club Kit....the Summer Seals collection. And they are adorable!!! I used Summer Seal Waiting for my project.

This seal is just so sweet. They all are, really. I love all of the flowers around her too. I painted the image and background with watercolors.

I used a sentiment from Stampendous' Ocean Wisdom set, and the sand was created with their Golden Sand embossing powder. I added some self-stick ribbon from May Arts to trim the bottom of the image, and of course I inked up my edges.

Please be sure to visit the A Day for Daisies Blog to see what the rest of the team created. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Bookworm with Wicked Wednesday

Hello! It's time for a new challenge with Wicked Wednesday. This week, our ATC theme is "Bookworm," and our sponsor is Ching-Chou Kuik. You may remember her amazing artwork from Sweet Pea Stamps, but you can now get her images directly though Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy page.

I used watercolors for the image, which is actually called "Bookworm." I added a little bit of glitter to her wings too.

I tore up a page from an old book and added that behind the image, a little more glitter, and a blue base. Simple enough, so that the lovely and detailed image really took center stage. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Wednesday team to see what they cooked up this week. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Silverware Card

This week, the Stampendous team is sharing projects made with Fran's new stencil line. I really like the Silverware stencil, so that was the first of her new collection that I used.


Supplies:
Stampendous:
FMS4023: Silverware Stencil
DWLX7013: Pinwheel Checkerboard
DWDSP: Silver Embossing Paste
DWDPK: Palette Knife
SSC1116: Friendship Assortment
STF082: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A

Other:
My Colors: Tropical Splash, Madras Blue, Grape Vine
Imagine Crafts: Delicata Ink in Silvery Shimmer
irRESISTables Pico Embellisher in Shimmer
Memento Ink in Summer Sky
May Arts: Twine
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue



Directions:  1. Tape the Silverware Stencil to Madras Blue cardstock and apply Silver Embossing Paste with the Palette Knife. Let dry. Tear the right side and sprinkle with Vintage Lilac embossing powder and heat set. Squeeze a dot of Shimmer irRESISTables on to the handle of each utensil. Let dry.

2. Stamp sentiment from Friendship Assortment on to Mixed Media Paper…