Thursday, October 31, 2013

Be Afraid...

,,,be very afraid!  Woohoo!  Happy Halloween to all of my favorite ghouls out there! Today concludes our entire month of Magical and Mysterious, and your final opportunity to link your own creepy creations to the Dream It Up! blog for an opportunity to win the stencil of your choice!  Here's my card:

For this card, I used the following:

Viva Colour Ferro Special Effect Paste
Authentique Enchanted 6x6 Paper Pad
Bazzill Card Stock - Red and Black
May Arts Ribbon - Puffy Bats
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Border Punch
Christmas Red Stickles
Beacon Zip Dry

Check out the rest of the team's creations, as well as our wonderful guest designer, Alison Heikkila. Thanks so much, Alison, for joining us for Spooktober!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween!  I'll see you again, soon!

Trick or Treat!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Trick or treat, smell my feet, make a card that's really neat!  Yeah, okay, that was as corny as it gets, I know!  Couldn't resist!  Tomorrow is Halloween and I want to make sure you're ready, so here's my treat!

I love this Stampendous® stamp, Picket Pumpkins!  I know it's been out for a year already but it's a favorite of mine and I just had to use it.  I paired it with Witching You, which is new, for the sentiment.  I stamped my main image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics.  I did go back over my picket fence with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in, you guessed it, Picket Fence!  Love the irony!  Anyway, once my paint was dry, I trimmed the stamped image down to size and using Bazzill I created my tent fold card base as well as a mat for my pumpkins.  I cut my My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose patterned paper to fit, added some May Arts ribbon and created my sentiment.  I inked up just the Happy Halloween portion of the stamp and stamped it on a piece of scrap Neenah.  I brushed on some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade, added a mat, then, using Zip Dry, I adhered it all together!

When it's a stamp I really love, like this one, it's always a pleasure to create a card.  I certainly enjoyed putting this one together.  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll stop back by tomorrow when I'll have one last Halloween card using Dreamweaver Stencils.  See you soon!


Friday, October 25, 2013

Witching You....

...a Happy Halloween!  This is one of the fastest cards I've ever created!  I was short on time but couldn't resist taking 30 minutes to create a fun Halloween card using Stampendous Witching You and Mirror Mirror stamps!

My papers are Bazzill® and DCWV's® The Spookytime Stack 6x6 pad. It's an awesome Halloween pad, one of my all time favs!  Using Stampendous® Boss Gloss, I stamped Mirror Mirror directly onto the rose patterned paper and added and heat embossed some Recollections™ Plum Embossing Powder from Michaels made by Stampendous®. I trimmed that piece down to size and created the sentiment in the same manner but on black card stock.   I mounted both of these on a mat of plum Bazzill®. I created my card base from the plum Bazzill® as well and added a piece of the lace patterned paper for the background. I adhered the witch background piece to the base patterned paper and wrapped some fuchsia May Arts sheer ribbon around it and adhered it all to the Bazzill® card base. Using 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives®, I mounted my sentiment. For the final touch, I simply added some fuchsia crushed glass glitter from Stampendous®!  Fun and easy and fast!

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

I'm Batty for Dreamweaver...

...and Halloween!  For this week's creepy cool card, I've used Dreamweaver Stencil LL 525 Bats.  I love this stencil!  It screams Halloween, don't you think!?  Here's my card:

This card was a very simple one but I loved how it came out and the papers I paired it with were perfect for this particular stencil!  To begin, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Milled Lavender and Shabby Shutters and stippled it onto white cardstock with a brush.  Next using matte black embossing paste, I paste embossed the stencil onto the inked area.  Once the paste was dry I trimmed it down to the size I wanted and edged it with Black Soot Distress Ink and then added a smidge of black Stickles for glittery eyes.  I set my embossed piece aside so my Stickles could dry and began creating the rest of the card, which was easy peasy!  My card base is a fun shade of lavender Bazzill that matched my patterned paper to a "t".  I created a standard A-2 card using a tent fold.  My patterned papers are from Basic Grey but I must apologize as I don't remember which collection they're from.  I used two different papers for my background, making each just a little smaller than the base and the bottom paper.  Once I adhered my two patterned papers together, I tied some May Arts Black Sheer ribbon into a double bow with tails long enough to wrap around to the back and adhered it before attaching the whole grouping to the card base.  Next I just added my stenciled piece and voila!, my card was complete!  Super easy!!  Here's a close-up so you can kind of see the eyes.  To be honest, I wish I had done them with orange so they would've shown up better but that's okay, next time!

Here's the list of the other lovely ghouls, I mean girls (Bwahaha!) playing along this week.  Be sure to leave them some love!

I'm sure they've all got something mystical and magical just for you!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Just so you know, I really, really appreciate all the kind comments you lovely ladies leave me!  Makes me feel good from the tips of my toes to the top of my noggin!  See you again real soon!


Friday, October 18, 2013

Sticky Fun!

Wow!  What a fun week we've had!  I hope you've enjoyed all the projects our teams have shared this week!  Time now for
some Stampendous® Stamps and  Scrapbook Adhesives™ by 3L final blog hop fun!   All week we’ve been playing with our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. And we DEFINITELY got the better end of this bargain!! Not only did we get a bunch of adhesive to play with…we can make whatever we want because the adhesive is pretty much invisible, while over at SA they’ll be rockin’ a whole bunch of Stampendous® goodness very visibly!!! Excited much? You betcha!
Of course there are PRIZES, (admit it, we know you only show up for the prizes!) and we’ve got some terrific ones! WE have three prize packages to give away and they contain some awesome stuff from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Stampendous®! You’re going to want to make sure you do your commenting thing this week! We’ll choose three random bloggers at the end of the week and select randomly from the comments on their posts, so be sure to get to everyone!  Now, here's my final project this week:

I had such a fun time creating this card!  It's one of those that popped into my head just as soon as I saw my Photo Corners Variety Pack!  It was so easy to create my chevron design on the bottom of my herringbone patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose collection.  Since the photo corners are self adhesive it makes it very easy to create by just doing a little trimming.  I was so excited with creating my chevrons that I did that first before I even colored my image!  However, that was my next step!  Isn't this little Pumpkin Kiddo just darling!?  I stamped her with Memento™ Tuxedo Black and then colored her with my Copic markers.  Once colored, I trimmed her fairly close and matted her on the flip side of my herringbone patterned paper and then matted that onto a piece of white cardstock using Scrapbook Adhesives™ E-Z Dot's® Permanent adhesive. This tied in the white photo corners quite nicely!  Once my image was layered and ready to mount, I set it aside and created my card base from Bazzill Bling into a tent folded A-2 card.  I added some ribbon across my chevron design that nicely covered the line and then adhered it to my card base using Scrapbook Adhesives™ E-Z Dot's® Permanent adhesive.  For my final step I mounted my matted image onto the card base with Scrapbook Adhesives™ 3D Foam Squares in white.  Next up is Rhea Weigand!
Here's the complete hop list, don't forget to leave comments along the way to be eligible to win one of prize packages, it's pretty awesome!

Lea Kimmel (me!)
That's it for today.  I hope you've enjoyed my little Pumpkin!  She is a cutie!  A HUGE thanks to Scrapbook Adhesives™ by 3L for all the fun goodies to make this week happen!  I love it all!  I'll see you again soon with more Stampendous® goodness!  Have a blessed day!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Let's Get Sticky!

Time for some Stampendous® Stamps and  Scrapbook Adhesives™ by 3L fun!  I'm a big fan of both and when you put them together, you're sure to have some creative fun!  I know I did! All week we’re playing with our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. And we DEFINITELY got the better end of this bargain!! Not only did we get a bunch of adhesive to play with…we can make whatever we want because the adhesive is pretty much invisible, while over at SA they’ll be rockin’ a whole bunch of Stampendous® goodness very visibly!!! Excited much? You betcha!
Of course there will be PRIZES, (admit it, we know you only show up for the prizes!) and we’ve got some terrific ones! WE have three prize packages to give away and they contain some awesome stuff from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Stampendous®! You’re going to want to make sure you do your commenting thing this week! We’ll choose three random bloggers at the end of the week and select randomly from the comments on their posts, so be sure to get to everyone!  Now, here's my first project this week:

This is one of those projects that started out as something totally different, ever have one of those?  Originally, I didn't even plan to use this stamp!  I had intended to make a plaid background but when I did this part, it all clicked in my head and I changed course.  I created my card base from black cardstock creating a 5"x5" card.  I trimmed my white cardstock to leave a 1/8" edge for my background, no, that's not a patterned paper.  I used the Scrapbook Adhesives™ E-Z Dot's® Permanent adhesive and ran it across my piece of trimmed white cardstock creating stripes of adhesive.   I then covered the adhesive with Stampendous® Black Micro Glitter.  I love that it came out with rough edges; I think it looks really cool!  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to use Stampendous® Burglar Kiddo.

I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Classic Crest and I colored it with Copics. Next I masked the image and airbrushed the blue background on before trimming it down to size.  Using more black and some green cardstock, I created a mat for my image.  I set that aside and added my Celebrate It™ Sheer Creations green ribbon from Michaels using more E-Z Dots® Permanent adhesive on the back side.  I adhered my striped piece to the card base and then, using Scrapbook Adhesives™ 3D Foam Squares in black, I adhered my matted image to the card base.  It was really a simple and fun card to create; one of those that made me smile!

Here's all the players for today, don't forget to leave a comment if you want your chance to win our awesome prize package!

Lea Kimmel (me!)
Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll have another project for you on Friday so be sure to stop back by!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Going Batty...

...for all things SPOOKY!  Are you ready to be spooked, mystified and magically transported to the land of Halloween and holidays? Hop on board the Dream Team train as we journey through all things Mysterious and Magical through the month of October. Our guest "engineer" is Miss Eerie herself, Alison Heikkila. October promises to be a very bumpy ride...

Here's my project for this week:

I love, love, love Halloween!  It's so creepy and cool!  Kinda like my card!  I knew what I wanted to do as soon as October hit!  For starters, I airbrushed my background on to a piece of Neenah starting with some greens for grass.  I just quickly cut a paper "stencil" to create my hills.  Next using a Copic, I added my moon using a Spellbinders Circle Die as a template.  I added a little light halo around the moon with a lighter yellow Copic.  Next I airbrushed a variety of grays creating my spooky sky.  Rather than spray on some Iridescent Memories Mists, I brushed it on with a paint brush.  I was really going for a misty, foggy kind of look.  I then stenciled my bat on using Stencil  LL 525 Bats with a Gold Brush and a Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.  There are three bats on the stencil but I just wanted the smallest one.  Once I had that done, I used DX 7020 Leafless Tree Die and cut a tree out of black cardstock and then I cut the tree in half with my paper trimmer.  I set the pieces of tree aside and hand cut three "tombstones" out of white cardstock, colored them with Copics and added a little Prismacolor Pencil for my definition.  I glued the tombstones on with Zip Dry, added a little grass with a Copic and then airbrushed a little "mist" over them.  I glued my tree pieces on and then attached the whole thing to a black card base.  Voila!  Creepy card complete!

Now it's time to check out the rest of the team's projects.  Be afraid, be very afraid!  Bwahahahaha!  Your next stops can be found here:

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy the chills and thrills of October!  I'll see you again soon!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Friendly Scarecrow

Stampendous! Stamps® has some of the cutest fall stamps ever!  I love scarecrows and their Friendly Scarecrow is one of the cutest!  Just look at that sweet smile!  Doesn't look like he scaring any birds away! That's okay, he just needs to look cute on your card, right!?  Here's mine:

I stamped my image with Archival Ink in Coffee onto watercolor paper and colored it with my Derwent Inktense Pencils.  I trimmed it down to size and distressed the edge with my Tim Holtz Paper Distresser.  I then added some Scattered Straw Distress Ink around the edges.  Next, I trimmed my checked patterned paper  from Authentiques' Thankful Collection to create a mat for my image and distressed and inked the edges of it as well.  I set both of those aside and created my card base from Bazzill and trimmed my patterned background paper to fit my 5" x 5" card with a 1/8" edge.  Using a piece of baling twine, I adhered it to the bottom of the card and tied a couple pieces of hay to the twine.  Finally, I adhered my image and mat to the card and used a couple of glue dots behind the top of the hay to hold it to the card.  Sweet and simple!  I just hope my neighbor didn't catch me swiping the hay out of his yard to finish my card!  Tee hee hee!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll have another card for you soon!