HYCCT1423 – A Flower for Mom

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As promised, I’m back today with another one of my Hope You Can Cling To Challenge cards.  This one is for Debbi’s “Tissue?  I hardly even know you!” challenge (HYCCT1423).  Let’s face it, when a diagnosis of cancer is given, tissues are needed in great abundance.  So we are challenged to use tissue on a card.  As soon as I saw this one I knew exactly what I wanted to make!!

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The Natural Filter Paper is one of the great secret treasures of the new catalog.  I love it!  For today’s card, I cut a piece of it to the same size as my image layer (3-7/8″ sq) and ran it through my Big Shot with the retired Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (I still love that one!).  Then I sewed the layer down onto Crumb Cake card stock.  The flower was created using a variation of this tutorial.  Instead of hand cutting the flow (because who has time for that?), I used my Big Shot and the Fun Flowers Die (retired).  I cut 12 layers all at once out of pink tissue paper and the folded them like the tutorial shows.  Punched the hole and threaded through some Metallic Baker’s Twine with the metal thread removed (I had use the metal strands on another project).  Tie a knot and then unravel the twine a bit.  I liked the look enough to let it show as an extra detail.  I layered some more Filter Paper over a strip of Crumb Cake card stock and stamped the sentiment from And Many More.

My hope is that someone at the MD Anderson Cancer Center will be able to share this with their very special mom.  My little stack for the center is growing and I’m hoping to have even more by the end of the month!  Oh…and I’m the hostess for the challenge on Oct. 30th.  Can hardly even wait to share my theme with you!!

I’m so glad you stopped in today.  I really hope you will join us in crafting for this wonderful cause.  There is a new challenge every day this month so plenty of inspiration!  For easy access to all the challenges, click here:  Hope You Can Cling To Master Challenge Thread

Stamp:  And Many More; Paper:  Crumb Cake; Ink:  Soft Suede; Accessories:  Big Shot, Lacy Brocade TIEF (ret), Fun Flowers Die (ret), Natural Filter Paper, Pink Tissue Paper, Metallic Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #159

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I hope you liked yesterday’s card for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge.  I am just so excited to be able to be a sample maker for some of the amazing hostesses!  And speaking of hostesses…well we are super lucky to have the fabulous Jen Mitchell as our sketch hostess this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Her clean design lends itself to lots of interpretations!

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I seem to have stars on the brain so I immediately reached for my Bright & Beautiful stamp set for this sketch.  Now what you can’t see in this picture is that the card is made on Shimmery White Card Stock and the subtle shimmer is SOOO pretty with the gold embossing.  I stamped the star and the sentiment with Gold Encore Ink and heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  All I had to do was add a few Rhinestones and I have a sparkly card all ready to go!  Want to keep the look all gold instead??!!  Just add gold sequins and you are there!

Now speaking of stars….did you hear about the new Holiday Supplement from Stampin’ Up?!  Well, you need to check out this Pinterest page:  Merry & Bright.  So many cute things and totally easy to make with the new kits!

See…that is why I have stars on the brain!  Now, off to see the work from the rest of the team.  Make sure you come back tomorrow since I have another card for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges!  See you then!

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Stamp:  Bright & Beautiful; Paper:  Shimmery White; Ink:  Gold Encore; Accessories:  Big Shot, Stars Framelits, Heat Tool, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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HYCCT1421 – Papillon Art

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I’m back with a card that made me so happy to make!  I get to share another one of my Hope You Can Cling To Challenge cards today.  This one is for Patricia’s “Get Inked” challenge (HYCCT1421).  Her inspiration is her mother and the dots they put on her every time she went for treatment so that the machines could be properly placed.  So we are to create cards with dots and spots.

HYCCT1421 - Papillon Art

I started this card by cutting a template from a window sheet with the Hexagon Hive Framelit.  Using that as a stencil, I sponged on Pink Pirouette ink moving the stencil as needed to get the right hexagons filled in.  I then stamped on spots with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and Smoky Slate ink that had been stamped off.  But that didn’t seem “spotty” enough (or special enough) so I pulled out some retired Moonlight Smooch Pearlized Ink and splattered it on the card by tapping the applicator with my bone folder.  It adds such a pretty touch in person!  My butterfly from Papillon Potpourri is stamped in Smoky Slate onto White Vellum and heat embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder then punched with the Elegant Butterfly Punch.  I added some Basic Pearls onto him to coordinate with the Pearl ink.  FInally, I chose a sentiment from Work of Art.  I love this sentiment but I think this will be particularly meaningful to someone at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.  At least I hope so!

I’m so glad you stopped in today.  I really hope you will join us in crafting for this wonderful cause.  There is a new challenge every day this month so plenty of inspiration!  For easy access to all the challenges, click here:  Hope You Can Cling To Master Challenge Thread

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper:  Whisper White; Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate; Accessories:  Big Shot, Hexagon Hive Framelit, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Heat Tool, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Sponge Daubers, Smooch Pearlized Ink, Basic Pearls

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The Newborn King – Card Details

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I’m so excited to share with you the details from the other two cards from last weekend’s blog hop with the Stampin’ Addicts.  Both of these cards were created with real mailing in mind.  Flat, duplicatable but still special.

SA Winter Hop - Shimmery Gold KingThis first one is so pretty in person and the camera just can’t really capture the subtle shimmer on it.  First, the card is made using Shimmery White Card Stock.  I just love the bit of sparkle in this paper!!  I stamped in image with Encore Gold Ink and then embossed it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I created a frame for the image using an Apothecary Accents Framelit.  I stamped the sentiment in the gold and embossed it too.  The frame layer is popped up on Dimensionals (make sure you use plenty around the frame to prevent bending or sagging).  This is a super simple card but it has a certain wow factor that I love.

SA Winter Hop - King 1This second card was created with a watercolor wash.  I inked only the stable and Holy Family with my Baked Brown Sugar marker and stamped on Watercolor Paper.  The star is stamped the same way.  Then I colored in the Holy Family using my Blender Pen and Pool Party (Mary), Baked Brown Sugar (Joseph, manger and stable) and So Saffron (inside stable and star).  Then, using a paint brush dipped in water, I picked up Smoky Slate for the sky and Baked Brown Sugar for the earth to create the background.  I allowed the watery brush to hit edges of stamped images to create the softer effect.  The sentiment was stamped while the paper was still a bit damp to match.  Finally, I added just a little shimmer with my clear Spica pen on the star.  Gold Foil frames the stamped image layer.  To create the background, I stamped my Hardwood stamp onto Soft Suede card stock with Soft Suede ink and cut apart on the lines.  I sponged each layer and then put it back together on the base.

I hope you enjoy these cards and this stamp set.  It has such potential for pretty coloring but it is equally elegant left plan and just embossed.

I’m so glad you stopped in today to see these.  It has been a busy couple of weeks and I have to confess that I am a bit burned out.  I plan to take the next few days to stamp just for me and finish some projects that are sitting around still in pieces on my desk.  Please tell me that I’m not the only one who has those all around?!  I have a busy week of posting next week for you though.  Two cards for Hope You Can Cling To Challenges that I can hardly wait to share plus another super sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Until then, I hope you have some time to stamp!  See you soon!

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Stamp:  The Newborn King, Hardwood; Paper:  Shimmery White, Watercolor, Gold Foil, Soft Suede; Ink:  Gold Encore, Baked Brown Sugar, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Pool Party; Accessories:  Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Blender Pen, Paintbrush, Clear Spica Pen

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Freshly Made Sketches #158

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I am so excited to share a new sketch with you today from Freshly Made Sketches!  I am this week’s sketch hostess and I can’t wait to see what everyone does with it this week.

FMS158 - Sweet Friend

I designed this sketch with the opportunity for pretty images or great sentiments on the focal panel.  I (finally) pulled out this great new set called You’re Wonderful.  I wanted to use this Blendabilities technique using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  First you stamp the image using a light color of ink (Stampin’ Up just released a list of classic inks that also work with Blendabilities) and I used Crumb Cake.  Then I colored using Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Blendabilities.  They using your Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp again using Versamark Ink and emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I cute the images out and layered them.  The sentiment is from the same set and stamped in Old Olive.  The little piece of DSP is from a retired pack and the scallop punch is retired too.  They both seemed perfect to use here, though.  I added a Candy Dot to the flower center.

I know you’ll love the work from the design team this week.  Seriously, they are so amazing every week, aren’t they?!  I hope you’ll have fun with this one too.

Well, I promised to be back yesterday with more on my cards from the weekend’s blog hop (I did have a video posted on Monday).  Well, soccer tournaments (all weekend) and a field trip (yesterday) got in the way of that post.  So sorry!!!  But I’ll have it up tomorrow instead.  I get to meet with some of my Hostess Club ladies today so I’ll have a fun and stampy day.  Looking forward to it!  Until tomorrow, I hope you have a great one!

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Stamp:  You’re Wonderful, Paper:  Whisper White, Old Olive; Ink:  Crumb Cake, Versamark, Blendabilities – Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive; Accessories:  White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Scallop Punch (ret)

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The Newborn King – Faux Stained Glass

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Welcome back!  I hope you really enjoyed the weekend’s hop and I’m thrilled you came back to join me today.  Today I am going to share with you the how-to on my Faux Stained Glass card.  I’m so thrilled with this one and I hope you love it too!

To see how to color and create this one, just watch my video tutorial:

The direct link to YouTube is here:  Faux Stained Glass Technique

I continue stamping away for all the fun stuff this month.  I have more cards created for Hope You Can Cling To plus the Dirty Dozen over at Splitcoaststampers.  And I am the sketch hostess this Wednesday at Freshly Made Sketches!  Stampy, stampy, busy bee!!

Tomorrow I’ll be back with the details on the other two cards I created for the hop and I hope you’ll come back to see me.  Until then, thanks so much for stopping in!

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Stamp:  The Newborn King; Paper:  Very Vanilla, White Vellum; Ink:  Gold Encore, Stampin’ Write Markers; Accessories:  Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

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Bonus sign up days!

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My crazy schedule is your gain this weekend!  We have soccer mania and I know I’ll be caught up in all the excitement so I’m extending the sign up period for this month’s  Stamps on the Fly Bright & Beautiful Edition.

For those who have already signed up, you’ll be getting these extras in your package of supplies from me already!  If you sign up this weekend, I’ll add in some bonus supplies too.  Sign up by Saturday and get the accessories to create a second of this month’s 3D project.  Sign up by Sunday and get a selection of trim, mini clothespins and Baker’s Twine.  This program is too fun to miss so sign up as soon as you can!!  Sign ups now open through Sunday, Oct. 12th!

 

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All of the details for this can be found by clicking here:

 Stamps on the Fly Bright & Beautiful Edition

But here is a flyer that shows the products you will get along with your projects.  I cannot tell you how much I love this Under the Tree DSP and the other products are perfect with Bright & Beautiful!

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Don’t delay!  Sign up now!  Just email me (Jen Timko) at jentimko@gmail.com!

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Stampin’ Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop ’14

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We are coming up on the most wonderful time of the year, aren’t we?!!  And what better time to join my friends the Stampin’ Addicts in a hop to show you some of the best of the Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up!  If you don’t know the Stampin’ Addicts, we are a dedicated group of stampers who love Stampin’ Up products.  If you just came over from the awesome Yapha Mason, I just know you loved her projects with Mingle All The Way!  She always shows the most lovely things!  If you are just starting here, all you have to do is click your way around using the buttons and links at the bottom of each post.

When I first got this year’s Holiday Catalog, the set that spoke to me the loudest was The Newborn King.  Something about that little nativity and the super cool trees make me so happy!

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My first card for you today focuses right on that lovely nativity scene.  I chose this watercolor look to highlight the Holy Family.  The light coming from within the stable and a little twinkle on the star are there to show the significance of the event.  Some Gold Foil adds a bit of shine on the border.

Jen Timko - SA Winter Hop - Shimmery Gold KingMy next card also has gold but it becomes a highlight of the card!  For this one, I stamp and emboss the whole scene in gold and frame it with a layer cut with the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  If you click to enlarge the picture, you can see the shimmer from the Shimmery White Card Stock.

Jen Timko - SA Winter Hop - Faux Stain Glass KingFor my last card, I am showing you a faux stain glass look.  More gold embossing and White Vellum Card Stock create the foundation for this elegant card.  Want to know how to make it??  I want to show you!!  I’ll be back on Monday with a video on exactly how to color this and how to create this card!  I’m super excited to share!

Now see….you love this set too, don’t you?!  With the details on the stamp, you can keep the rest of the card clean.  Perfect for techniques and mailable cards!

Make sure you come back to see me on Monday for all the techniques on the cards.  Now off to see the fabulous Tina Adams and her projects with Christmas Bauble!  Until Monday….hope you have a great weekend!

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Sign ups are open for Month 2 of  Stamps on the Fly Bright & Beautiful Edition.  Click the link for details on how to join the fun!

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Freshly Made Sketches #157

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I have to say that the design team over at Freshly Made Sketches has been on a roll for the last month.  Talk about some amazing sketches and crazy cool inspiration cards!!  No surprise, but the trend continues this week.  Amy O’Neill, the queen of fabulous color combinations, has created this one for us.  Yeah….just head to the stamp room now.

FMS157 - Silver Joy

I saw the star and knew I had to just continue playing with Bright & Beautiful.  For those who participated in month 1 of my Stamps on the Fly, this card uses some of the supplies you already have!    I chose this cool metallic polka dot print from All is Calm DSP and backed it with Silver Foil.  Then I cut the sentiment with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits out of more foil.  The star was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I added a little Rhinestone to the center which shows more in person.  The crossing layer is a piece of the new White Cotton Ribbon wrapped around more foil.  This card made me so happy and I can see it being one of my go-to personal cards this year.

After a couple of days of being gone flying, I’m glad to be back in the stamp room today.  More work to do for later in the month!!  I am, however, all ready for a blog hop that starts on Friday.  I’ll be focusing on the stamp set The Newborn King.  Can’t wait to share!  You’ll see the projects on Friday and then I’ll be back on Monday with a video tutorial for one of them plus more specifics.  I have my Frightful Wreath class tomorrow so I’m off to work on a spider today…..  Plan to see that next week!  Until then, I hope you have some stamping time.  Thanks so much for stopping in!

Sign ups are open for Month 2 of  Stamps on the Fly Bright & Beautiful Edition.  Click the link for details on how to join the fun!

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Stamp:  Bright & Beautiful; Paper:  All Is Calm DSP, Whisper White, Silver Foil; Ink:  Versamark; Accessories:  Big Shot, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Stars Framelits, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Basic Rhinestones, White Cotton Ribbon

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HYCCT1405 – Strong and Confident

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Oh do I have something fun for you today!  I get to share one of my Hope You Can Cling To Challenge cards today.  This one is for Diane’s Two by Two, Side by Side Challenge.  She asked us to use pink and purple and two of something on the card.  Her story about the creation of her idea is really moving so make sure you take a look!

HYCCT1405 - ChalkboardAfter looking around through my stamps, I happened upon this retired one that I received two years ago at Stampin’ Up’s Convention.  It seemed perfect!  Then I remembered a new technique I saw the other day from Allison Okamitsu about coloring embossed images with Blendabilities.  It is perfect way to create a chalkboard image and color specific elements, don’t you think?  All I had to do was stamp with Whisper White Craft Ink and emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I used the Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities to color the words and details of the stamp.  I used the Labels Framelits to cut the image and then created the blackboard look with Basic Black card stock and White Craft Ink again.  I used a wide paint brush  to make it look more like an erased board.  Then I took some of my hoarded Flower Trim (hey….I really do hoard it, I still love it!), and used reinkers to color the flowers.  I added a layer of Pink Pirouette and put it on a black card base.  This card turned out even better than in my head which always makes me really happy.  I’m hoping the message will remind one of the patients at the MD Anderson Cancer Center of her strength.

Because yesterday was World Card Making Day, I had to get a bit inky and my boys joined in too!  I love it when that happens!  My oldest created a card for yesterday’s HYCCT challenge to use no traditional adhesive.  He immediately thought washi tape and I thought his choice was so clever!

HYCCT1404 My younger son chose to make “just a nice card” for someone.  He used a Paper Pumpkin kit and then wrote a very kind note inside.  Made my heart happy!

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I’m so glad you stopped in today.  I really hope you will join us in crafting for this wonderful cause.  There is a new challenge every day this month so plenty of inspiration!  I hope your weekend has been great.  See you again soon!

Sign ups are open for the Stamps on the Fly Bright & Beautiful Edition.  Click the link for details on how to join the fun!

 

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Stamp:  I Am; Paper:  Basic Black, Pink Pirouette; Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink, Blendabilities – Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry Collections; Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Dimensionals

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