Sunday, May 1, 2016

Ice Cream, Anyone?



It’s a weekend full of House-Mouse Designs® cards created by the Stampendous Design Team and Passionate Paper Creations and Friends! That’s right, we’re sharing projects made with these cute little critters and we are thrilled.  I hope you’ll enjoy the fun and join Passionate Paper Creations group.  There are prizes and plenty of inspiration, so come check it out!

My next card this weekend is House-Mouse Designs® Ice Cream Kitty!  My first cat was a creamcicle kitty.  Orange kitties will always have a special place in my heart!  Funny thing is, we have 8 cats, all rescues, and none of them are orange.




This is what I used to create this card:

Stampendous:
HMR59 House-Mouse Designs® Ice Cream Kitty Rubber Stamp
SSCM5000 Mice Wishes Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®

Other Products:
Copic® Markers:  C00, C0, C1; T0, T2, T4; W1; R30, R81, R83, R85; YR20, YR21, YR30, YR31; YG93, YG95; BG72; E21, E23, E25, E27, E42, E50, E51, E53, E97, E99
Sweetie Pie Cardstock by My Colors®
Hello Summer 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

This is what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with black ink and color.
Create A2 card base with tent fold from pink cardstock.
Trim image closely as shown.
Trim striped patterned paper for background.
Stamp sentiment on scrap of white cardstock.
Create a mat for sentiment with dotted paper.
Use scraps to create paper pennants.
Adhere all layers as shown.

Here's what you need to do:

Color an image and post it on the Passionate Paper Creations page on Facebook and tag#Stampendous and #PPCF to enter to win a $20 (USD) Rewards Card (US/Canada) or sponsors choice of 2 stamps (UK/Australia) *No purchase necessary to enter. Winner chosen by random.org and announced on Monday, April 25th.

Thanks bunches for stopping by!

Hugs,

Lea


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Castle Construction



It’s a weekend full of House-Mouse Designs® cards created by the Stampendous Design Team and Passionate Paper Creations and Friends! That’s right, we’re sharing projects made with these cute little critters and we are thrilled.  I hope you’ll enjoy the fun and join Passionate Paper Creations group.  There are prizes and plenty of inspiration, so come check it out!

My next card this weekend is House-Mouse Designs® Castle Construction!  This stamp makes me yearn for a trip to the beach!  What about you?



This is what I used to create this card:

Stampendous:


Other Products:
Spectrum Noir™ Markers:  IB1, FS1, EB1, TN2, TN5, TN7
Copic® Markers:  R30, R24, R27, R01, R12; T2, T4, T6; CO, C1; W0, W1; E21 E23, E25, E27, E35, E42, E43, E44, E50, E51, E53, E57, E93
Poolside Cardstock by My Colors®
Dear Lizzy™ Neapolitan 6x6 Paper Pad by American Crafts®
Snips and Snails 6x6 Paper Pad by Doodlebug Design Inc™
Red Ribbon by May Arts Ribbon®
Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

This is what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with black ink and color with markers.
Trim at natural borders.
Create A2 card base with a tent fold from teal cardstock.
Trim aqua background paper to fit as shown.
Trim accent patterned paper strip to fit as shown.
Cut a piece of ribbon to fit width.
Layer patterned papers and ribbon as shown.
Adhere layers to card base.
Attach image with foam squares.


Here's what you need to do:

Color an image and post it on the Passionate Paper Creations page on Facebook and tag#Stampendous and #PPCF to enter to win a $20 (USD) Rewards Card (US/Canada) or sponsors choice of 2 stamps (UK/Australia) *No purchase necessary to enter. Winner chosen by random.organd announced on Monday, April 25th.

Thanks bunches for stopping by!

Hugs,
Lea

The Latest Buzz...



It’s a weekend full of House-Mouse Designs® cards created by the Stampendous Design Team and Passionate Paper Creations and Friends! That’s right, we’re sharing projects made with these cute little critters along with their friends and we are thrilled.  I hope you’ll enjoy the fun and join Passionate Paper Creations Facebook group.  There are prizes and plenty of inspiration, so come check it out!

My first card this weekend is HappyHoppers® Bumble Bunnies!  I love, love, love this stamp.  I have a thing for bunnies and these two are just adorable!



This is what I used to create this card:

Copic® Markers:  YR01, YR02, YR04; YG61, YG63, YG67; R30; Y0000, Y000, Y11, Y15, Y19; E25, E27, E29, E41, E42, E43; T0, T2, T4; W0, W1
Banana Pepper Cardstock by My Colors®
Garden Party 6x6 Patterned Paper by Pebbles®
Distress Ink Scattered Straw Ink Pad by Ranger®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Glue Pen by Tombow®

This is what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with black ink and color with markers.
Trim image closely.
Trim patterned paper as shown.
Create A2 card base with a tent fold.
Ink edges of image with distress ink.
Adhere all layers as shown.
Using glue pen, adhere glitter to wings.

Here's what you need to do:

Color an image and post it on the Passionate Paper Creations page on Facebook and tag#Stampendous and #PPCF to enter to win a $20 (USD) Rewards Card (US/Canada) or sponsors choice of 2 stamps (UK/Australia) *No purchase necessary to enter. Winner chosen by random.organd announced on Monday, April 25th.

Thanks bunches for stopping by!

Hugs,
Lea



Friday, April 29, 2016

Elegant Elephant



Today’s the last day of the Stampendous blog hop showcasing our stamps designed by Nathalie Kalbach, mixed media artist extraordinaire.  For the January release this year, Nat designed 3 new and innovative mixed media sets that include a 2-sided foam stamp, a cling rubber stamp and a coordinating stencil, all of which create great options for the paper crafter and mixed media artist.  

For today’s project, I’ve used Elephant.  My daughter, Erin, loves elephants and this project is for her.  I’m going to have it framed so she can hang it in her bedroom.






Here’s what I’ve used for this project:

Delicata™ Gold Glitz Ink Pad by Tsukineko®/Imagine Crafts®
VersaMark™ Watermark Stamp Pad by Tsukineko®/Imagine Crafts®
Memento™ Tangelo Ink Pad by Tsukineko®/Imagine Crafts®
Memento™ Love Letter Ink Pad by Tsukineko®/Imagine Crafts®
VersaMarker™ Watermark Pen by Tsukineko®/Imagine Crafts®
Memories Mist™ in Fruit Punch, Mango Lemonade, Pink Lemonade, Cherry Smoothie and  Bright Gold
Strathmore® Mixed Media Paper
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here’s what I did for this project:

Trim mixed media paper to 8” x 8”.
Spritz paper with fruit punch, pink lemonade, mango lemonade and cherry smoothie mists.
Using stencil from Elephant set, spritz with bright gold mist, move and repeat as desired.
Using damask stencil, sponge on Golden Glitz ink in random areas.
Ink stamp from Mish Mesh set with Love Letter ink and stamp randomly.
Ink stamp from Wired set (retired) with Tangelo ink and stamp randomly.
Using VersaMark ink pad, stamp border, add embossing powder and heat.
On a separate piece of mixed media paper, stamp elephant, add embossing powder and heat.
Using VersaMarker pen, add ink inside embossed elephant, add embossing powder and heat.
Cut out elephant and adhere to inked and stamped piece.

Here’s a list of my teammates playing along today:

Lea Fritts (me!)

One of the things I love about embossing the elephant twice, you get the great texture from the design but you have full coverage with the gold embossing powder.  I think this is going to look amazing framed!


We are mixing it up for three commenters during the hop. Each prize package includes all three of Nathalie Kalbach’s Foam, Cling Rubber and Stencil Stamp sets. But WAIT! This is open to everyone!  Comment on each blog post at Stampendous and that of each designer’s post on the hop this week. We’ll announce winners on Monday May 2nd.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be posting this weekend if you want to come back by and check it out.  See you soon!

Hugs,
Lea

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cityscape



Nathalie Kalbach, mixed media artist extraordinaire, has designed several stamp sets for Stampendous and this week, we’re celebrating her newest designs.  For the January release this year, Nat designed 3 new and innovative mixed media sets that include a 2-sided foam stamp, a cling rubber stamp and a coordinating stencil, all of which create great options for the paper crafter and mixed media artist.  

For my project today, I’ve used Urban Scribble.  I love cityscapes and this one is no exception.  I couldn’t wait to stamp it on a mini canvas and watercolor the image with bright, happy colors!



Here’s what I used for this canvas:

StāzOn™ Jet Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®/Imagine Crafts®
Crayola® Watercolor Set
Canvas Board
Ikea Frame

Here’s what I did for this canvas:

Stamp image with black ink onto canvas board.
Paint image with watercolors.
Allow to dry and add to frame.

Here's a list of my teammates that are playing along today:  




We are mixing it up for three commenters during the hop. Each prize package includes all three of Nathalie Kalbach’s Foam, Cling Rubber and Stencil Stamp sets. But WAIT! This is open to everyone!

Comment on each blog post at Stampendous and that of each designer’s post on the hop this week. We’ll announce winners on Monday May 2nd.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll have another project to share with you tomorrow so please stop back by for a look.  See you then!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wicked Wednesday with All Dressed Up

It's time for another Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge and this week our sponsor is All Dressed Up.  The image I've used is Love Spring Time for our theme of Put a Bow On It.


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Copic® Markers
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White
Dear Lizzy Neapolitan by American Crafts™
May Arts Ribbon®
3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L™
E-Z Runner® from Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L™

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image, color and trim to desired size.
Trim patterned papers as shown.
Adhere image to green patterned paper for mat.
Create bow from ribbon, wrap tails around matted image.
Adhere matted image to patterned paper ATC base.
Cut out three flowers from patterned paper and snip three leaves from ribbon.
Adhere leaves to flowers.
Use 3D foam squares to attach flowers to ATC

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you'll play along with us and put a bow on it!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, April 22, 2016

Stampendous Sticks With Scrapbook Adhesives



The Stampendous design team has really enjoyed hopping this week and showcasing some of the new April catalog products with great products from Scrapbook Adhesives. (To spot the new stuff easily, look through the What’s New section of our website or browse our print catalog online!)   

For my project this week, I've used the Donna-Salazar Designs with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Denim Art Journal.  I’ve decorated the cover and prepared 10 pages inside in preparation for our upcoming family beach trip this summer.  So, as you will see, it has pages ready to be used but none are complete.  Now I can’t wait for our trip so I can fill the pages with memories!

In an attempt to make things easier to follow along, I’m going to list the “ingredients” for each page/set of pages separately.  I know it repeats a lot of products, but, this way you’ll know exactly what I’ve used for each page.  I’m not going to include instructions for this post, as that would make it horrendously long.  I think it’s pretty easy to see what was done once you know what I used.


Here's what I used to decorate this journal:



Cover (repeating the cover from the previous post):
DecoArt® Media Fluid Acrylics™ in Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Primary Cyan, Translucent White
DecoArt® Media™ Modeling Paste
DecoArt® Media™ Gesso
Copic® Markers:  C0, C1; B23, B24, B26; E42, E43, E44; R24, R27, R29
StāzOn™ Jet Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®/Imagine Crafts®
Miscellaneous Twine



Page 1:
DecoArt® Media™ Gesso
DecoArt® Media™ Shimmer Mister in Turquoise
DecoArt® Media Fluid Acrylics™ in Pyrrole Orange and Hansa Yellow Medium



Pages 2-3:
Liquitex® Airbrush Medium
DecoArt® Media™ Gesso
DecoArt™ Media Fluid Acrylics™ in Cobalt Teal Hue, Translucent White and Cobalt Turquoise Hue



Pages 4-5:
Copic® Marker - Black
DecoArt® Media Fluid Acrylics™ in Titan Buff, Green Gold, Cobalt Teal Hue
DecoArt® Media™ Gesso
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives



Pages 6-7:
StāzOn® Jet Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®/Imagine Crafts®
Tombow® Markers
Queen & Co© Flatback Pearls
DecoArt® Media™ Gesso
May Arts Ribbon®



Pages 8-9:
StāzOn™ Blue Hawaii Ink Pad by Tsukineko®/Imagine Crafts®
Spectrum Aqua™ Markers in Teal, Aquamarine and Kingfisher
DecoArt® Media™ Gesso
May Arts Ribbon®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives



Page 10:
Tombow® Markers
DecoArt® Media™ Gesso
Miscellaneous Twine


Here's the list of my teammates that are playing along today:




I so appreciate your kind comments, but, to enter for the prize packages you need to visit the Stampendous blog and Scrapbook Adhesives blog and enter using the Rafflecopter widget.

We have THREE prize packages that contain one each:


PLUS a $20 Stampendous Reward Card (US and Canada Winners Only) – winners outside USA will receive a stamp, a stencil and a surprise goodie at random plus the above adhesives.

Winners will be announced Monday, April 25, 2016. Enter to win with the Rafflecopter Widget on the Stampendous and Scrapbook Adhesives blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Don’t forget to comment for your chance to win!

Hugs, 
Lea