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Dare To Get Dirty – Day 1

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DTGD16stampmomma - Fancy FlowersToday starts the most wonderful week of inspiration over at Splitcoaststampers!!!  It is Dare To Get Dirty Challenges week and you will not even believe all that SCS has planned!  As a former “Dirty Girl”, I get to participate on the planning side and will even be hosting my own challenge later in the week.  How do you get to see all this fabulousness??  You simply have to be a Fan Club Member at Splitcoaststampers.  Not only can you see all the details of the challenges, you can participate with present and past Dirty Girls.  And trust me….I have seen the challenges!  You will want to play!

My card today is a sample for Lori Craig’s Challenge (DTGD16stampmomma).  I can’t share the details of the challenge but you really need to see the inspiration for this card!  I started by coloring these flowers from Altenew’s Botanical Garden using Chameleon Pens (a technique I learned from my friend Ilina Crouse).  I am completely in love with these flowers!!!  I added them to a white base that I stamped with a sentiment from the July Paper Pumpkin (SU).  Don’t you love this one??  I cut the edge with my Border Builders die from Lil’ Inker Designs.  I added some sequins from my stash.  I love how the brushed gold ones match the Crumb Cake! I am a sample maker for another challenge on Aug 4th and my challenge will be on Aug 5th.  I hope you will join in the fun!!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Botanical Garden (Altenew), Paper Pumpkin July (sentiment); Ink: Chameleon Pens, Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Crumb Cake (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Border Builder Dies (LID), Dimensionals, Sequins (retired SU and Paper Pumpkin)

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Pottery Inspired Florals

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Jen Timko - Pottery Inspired FloralsI am thrilled to finally share with you that I have been working on a Product Review for Splitcoaststampers over the last few weeks.  I’m sure you already know that Splitcoaststampers is always on the leading edge in looking for the latest and greatest in products, helping put focus on talented designers and a one-stop-shop for inspiration and information!  What a privilege it is to get the call about doing a review for something new!

For this round I am reviewing a new ink offering from Clearsnap called the Colorbox 4-Color Premium Dye Ink.  It configures a color family of inks all into one box to make your stamping convenient and allow you to have perfectly coordinated colors with simply one box.  Hop right over to the Product Focus page and you can see all the reviews and projects from the whole Product Review Team!

For my project today, I used the Summer palette’s blue to create this pretty card.  I was inspired by a cool piece of pottery I saw on Pinterest that reminded me of the Detailed Floral Thinlets (picture below).  I just had to see if I could mimic the look.  Here is the video tutorial showing you the how-to:

If you cannot see it via your email, you can go to YouTube directly by clicking this link:  Pottery Inspired Watercolor


9adf4c5698c3119e40b2f15ac7eb9109I hope that you enjoy this fun technique.  You could totally do this in multiple colors as well for a great result!  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you soon!

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Stamp:  Flourishing Phrases; Paper:  Fabriano Watercolor, Whisper White (Base); Ink:  Colorbox 4-Color Premium Dye Ink in Summer; Accessories:  Big Shot, Details Florals Thinlits Dies, Paint Brush, Dimensionals, Sequins (Share Kindess set from Pretty Pink Posh)

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Triple Snowflakes

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Misti - Snowflakes

Today I’m continuing with my last card for the Product Review of the Misti at Splitcoaststampers.  I wanted to demonstrate how this stamp positioner is different than any other tool out there.  Take  look!

A direct link to the video is HERE.

Most of the how-to details are in the video so I’ll let you watch how I made it there.  I did make a mistake in the name of the stamp set in the video (because I actually had the mentioned stamp on my table too).  It is Festive Flurry, also retired.

Want to learn more about the new configuration for the Misti?  Hop right over to the Product Focus page and you can see all the reviews and projects from the whole Product Review Team!

I hope that you have enjoyed these Misti projects!  I will be back next week with some new projects I’ve been working on.  Until then, thanks so much for stopping in!

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Stamp: Festive Flurry (ret), Holly Jolly Greetings; Ink:  Versamark; Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Silver Fancy Foil ; Accessories: Misti, Heat Tool, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Iced Rhinestones

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A Gift from Santa

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Misti - SantaGuess what?!!  It is time for another product review over at  Splitcoaststampers and I could not be more excited to share today!  What are we reviewing???  Misti – or the Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented!  Um…Jen….the Misti has been around for a while so what are you talking about?  Let me show you!!!!  Check out this video!

A direct link to the video is HERE.

Ok, back to my card today.  I pulled out this adorable set, Santa’s Gifts, and I just love it.  Love the Santa and all the little images that go with him.  Using my Misti to stamp with this set makes it even better.  I simply cut a mask for Santa and lined up the present image on my Misti.  Once I was sure it was right, I ink it up and stamped.  No chance for my hand to slip and perfect placement every time.  Once I had everything stamped, I used my Zig Clean Color markers to color the scene.

Want to learn more about the new configuration for the Misti?  Hop right over to the Product Focus page and you can see all the reviews and projects from the whole Product Review Team!

Also make sure you take advantage of the Splitcoaststampers special savings code!  You’ll find it on the Product Focus page linked above!!  The code is only good through today (Oct. 22nd), so shop fast!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another project complete with a tutorial using the Misti!!  Until then, have a great day!

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Stamp: Santa’s Gifts; Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Real Red, Basic Black, Watercolor (Fabriano Cold Press) ; Accessories: Misti, Heat Tool, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Zig Watercolor Brush, Wink of Stella Clear

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O, Come All Ye Faithful…

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Jen Timko - O Come All Ye Faithful

The beautiful images in All Ye Faithful have just been calling out to be colored.  If you follow me on Instagram, you have already seen the wise men but I kept playing around with this to see what would happen.  I got my Zig Clean Color Markers a couple of weeks ago and have been working to improve my coloring skills.  Images like these are so fun and allow room to play.  Watercolors in particular are pretty forgiving since you can “erase” many mistakes with a little water!  The coloring uses many (many) of the colors from the 48 pack of the Zigs and I just played with things until they seemed right.  I added a little big of Night of Navy ink to the background then spritzed with water to get the effect you see.  The navy was added over some other colors from the Zigs.  I pulled out the Misti again for this one since I wanted to be able to repeat the alignment of the stamps easily.  Once you have them right, the Misti allows you to create multiples!  Love that!

I hope you find some inspiration to head to your craft room and try some coloring!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Until then, thanks for stopping in!

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Stamp:  All Ye Faithful ; Ink:  Night of Navy, Zig Clean Color Markers, Momento Black; Paper: Watercolor, Thick Whisper White; Accessories: Heat Tool, Zig Water Pen, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Wink of Stella

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HYCCT – Because I Care

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HYCCT1501C - Because I CareI told you yesterday about the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges at Splitcoaststampers.  I got to play along yesterday with the challenge from Lori Craig, HYCCT1501C- Split the Difference.  The challenge is to split the image panel with a sentiment.  I’m not sure I completely followed the intent of her challenge but since these cards are for a cause, I’m sure she will give me a little latitude.  *smile*

I colored this beautiful flower from Blended Bloom with my new Zig Clean Color Markers.  I just got them on Friday and I’m already completely obsessed with them.  I’ll have some more about them in the upcoming weeks.  I embossed the flower in gold and then just colored with the two colors.  I added a sentiment from Because I Care (retired) and embossed it in gold too.  A few gold sequins to add a little more detail.

You can play along with these challenges too.  There are fun inspirational themes every day brought by some of my favorite stampers!  All the details on how to mail your cards to MD Anderson Cancer Center can be found there too.  This is one of the best things you can do with your talents so I encourage you to join in where you can!

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Stamp: Blended Blooms, Because I Care; Ink:  Versamark, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Watercolor, Thick Whisper White; Accessories:  Gold Sequin Trim, Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects (as glue)

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Grateful for You

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Jen Timko - Grateful Note CardIn Thursday’s post, I told about some of the things that Splitcoaststampers brings to the crafting world.  One of the things I forgot to mention is the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges.  Throughout the whole month of October, there are daily challenges to help inspire you to create cards for the MD Anderson Cancer Center and to bring hope to those families who are facing cancer. While my post today is not a part of that, I would be remiss not to mention it.  I hope to participate often this year and to share those cards with you.

For today, though, I have two more projects from my product review for Scor-Dies.  The first is this simple yet fabulous note card.  The PocketPenPals Basics C comprises this note card and the coordinating envelope.  Simple and fast for anyone to add to a gift bag!  I created this in such a short time that I went back and made two more for some friends who had helped me with my boys.  I inked up the leaves from For All Things in Tip Top Taupe and then spritzed the stamp with some water.  I cut the card out of Watercolor Paper so when I stamped I got this lovely watercolor effect.  I did the same for the sentiment and then added on a single gold sequin with the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  I stamped the same image onto the envelope and tied it up with Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine.  And done!  Cute, huh?

ScorDies - Flowers for you

For the next note card, I used the pretty little flower topped die from the Basics A set and added it to a Night of Navy base.  I cut the white panel from Thick Whisper White and colored the top pieces with my Aquapainter using Rose Red and Pear Pizzazz ink.  I tied on some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine and added a sentiment from Paper Pumpkin.  I thought the flowers from the hostess set Floral Wings matched the little flower well so I stamped them onto the envelope in the same colors.  I made the envelope using my Envelope Punch Board.

If you want to see my whole review you can go right over to the Product Focus page.  Oh, and you’ll get to see more projects too, of course!



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Stamp: For All Things, Paper Pumpkin August, Floral Wings; Ink:  Tip Top Taupe, Night of Navy, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz; Paper:  Watercolor, Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy; Accessories:  Scor-Dies PocketPenPal Basics Package A and C, Big Shot, Envelope Punch Board, Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine, Metallic Sequins, Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine, Basic Pearls

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A Golden Hello

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ScorDies - Golden Hello

From time to time, I feel like I need to make sure you, my awesome readers, know about all that Splitcoaststampers brings to the crafting world.  Challenges – check, tutorials – check, forums full of info – check and product reviews – check, check!  A while ago I shared that I was asked to join the Product Review Team and I had the opportunity to get to play with another new product recently!   On my Project Life page that I showed you in Monday’s post, I shared that I used the PocketPenPals Scor-Dies to add interest to my page.  Well, now I get to share some more of the things I created for the review!!

For today’s card I combined a number of brands that all just seemed to work perfectly together.  I started with the card base from my August Paper Pumpkin and then cut this adorable tag from the PocketPenPals Basics Package B.  I actually cut it twice, once with Very Vanilla and once with Basic Black.  I layered them to allow the black to just sneak out from the bottom.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the same Paper Pumpkin using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used the black ribbon from the kit and wrapped it around the top of the tag and added on some Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine.  For a final wow, I cut this flower from Gold Foil and added a Basic Black center.  This tag is so unique and cool!  Ok, I totally didn’t use it as intended but who cares when it has such versatility!!

Want to see the whole story on these dies?  And a video?  And my whole product review?  And the reviews from some seriously amazing stampers???  Yeah, I thought so!!  Hop right over to the Product Focus page and you can see ALL of that!!  Oh, and you’ll get to see more projects too, of course!


I’ll be back tomorrow with two more projects I made.  I can hardly wait to share!!  Until then, have a great day!

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Stamp: Paper Pumpkin August; Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black; Paper:  Paper Pumpkin August, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Gold Foil ; Accessories:  Scor-Dies PocketPenPal Basics Package B, Big Shot, Flower Die from Echo Park Paper Co., Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine, Ribbon

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The Memory of Time

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Jen Timko - Day to remember

Happy Monday to you!  I told you that I was working on some extra stuff finally and I really wanted to share this one with you.  With the anniversary of 9-11 a few weeks ago, I decided that it was time to get some pictures of my trip to the 911 Memorial into my Project Life book.  These are hard pictures to “scrap” because I feel like the pages really have to reflect the tone of the memorial.  I started with this one….this amazing wall.  It is called “Trying To Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning” and was created by Spencer Fitch.  What you cannot capture in a picture is the overwhelming nature of this piece.  It is large and encompasses a whole wall.  Each panel is handprinted a different shade of blue and there is such thought and significance to every bit of this piece (you can read a little more here).  But for me, it hit home because when people ask me about that day and flying, one of the things I remember most IS the color of the sky.  A crystal clear, perfect fall blue sky.  I found that standing in front of this was an incredibly moving experience.  And then when I examined the panels closer and realized they were hand painted….wow!

So how to keep this picture in a meaningful way?  Project Life.  I very much wanted the focus to be on the picture itself with simple accents.  I kept to the gold and wooden/natural palette and I’m very happy with the result.  This is a true conglomeration of products and it makes me happy how they work together.  I thought that hearts wold be a good place to start so I pulled this Fancy Foil Gold Vellum with the hearts and cut it out using the Scor-Dies Pocket Pen Pals Dies (Basics A).  I created this envelope that I could fill with things.  After some experimenting, I chose heart sequins from the Metallics Sequins and a heart wooden element.  I used the new Fine Tip Glue Pen to seal it and added some Gold Sequin Trim and Gold Baker’s Twine.  For the next pocket, I cut a card using my PL Cards & Labels Framelits out of the striped pattern of the gold vellum.  Then using a PL card from the Becky Higgins DIY Shop Edition, I cut it further using another of the Scor-Dies (to create that scalloped top).  The sentiment is from PL Remember This (SU) and is gold embossed onto Naturals Ivory card stock.  Finally, for the picture I used an overlay from the PL Desktop Edition by Becky Higgins.

I’m please with the result and I think this picture does actually speak for itself.  I’m sure I’ll journal on some of the other pages when I create them using more pictures from that day but this one seems perfect just as it is.  I hope you enjoy this page and will be inspired to try a combination of products to create just the right Project Life project!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon!

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Stamp:  Project Life Remember This ; Ink:  Versamark; Paper: Fancy Foil Vellum – Gold (SU), PL Becky Higgins DIY Shop, Naturals Ivory (SU ret); Accessories: PocketPenPals Basics A Scor-Dies, PL Becky Higgins Desktop Overlays, Metallic Sequins (SU), Gold Sequin Trim (SU), Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine, Wooden Heart (Essentials Wooden Elements – ret)

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Dasher in Gold

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So I finally got to play along with my Dirty Dozen friends over at Splitcoaststampers in the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges!  The challenges are still up for all those who are fan club members and you totally need to play along!  Splitcoaststampers is a fabulous resource for stampers of any experience level and I just love all the challenges the Dirty Girls have provided all week.

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I loved Lori’s Play It Again challenge and immediately pulled out my Dasher stamp.  I still love him.  Maybe one of my favorite stamps ever!!  I thought a little gold would bring him up with the times and wow, was I right!!  I stamped him in Gold Encore Ink onto White Vellum and heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then he was cut out with Ovals Framelits.  I wound some Gold Metallic Thread behind him and cinched it on with a Gold Metallic Mini Clothespin.  He is up on Dimensionals that are hidden behind the embossing.  The sentiment is from another retired set, Joyous Celebrations and was also stamped and embossed in Gold.  The base of the card is Thick Whisper White card stock and I attached Gold Fancy Foil to the base.  Doesn’t Dasher look fancy and fresh?  I am so in love with this!  Sometimes old stamps feel like old friends.  They never let you down and provide tons of inspiration for your day!

Jump over and look at the amazing gallery additions at SCS.  While you are there, support this amazing community by becoming a Fan Club member!

My Holiday Catalog pre-order just arrived today so I’m hoping to have some fun cards to show you over the next couple of weeks.  If you are not a demo, don’t be afraid to pull out some old favorites to help you get in the holiday stamping spirit!  Hope your weekend is fantastic.  See you again soon!

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Stamp:  Dasher, Joyous Celebrations; Ink:  Gold Encore; Paper:  Thick Whisper White, White Vellum, Gold Fancy Foil; Accessories:  Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Metallic Mini Clothespin, Dimensionals

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