Monday, February 20, 2017

Pip challenge 1708



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Well I am forced to try something new. I haven't ever posted
On my blog using my phone before. It is a lot harder than I
Thought   Doing it this way because I am spending time
With my grandson
.
Sorry but I put spending a week with him as
My priority. So I hope this blog post works
If not you can go find me being Grammy and you
Can complain but I might not be listening. Lol.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

TAGplorations day 7

Today is Day 7, the last day for

There will be 7 days of wonderful LOVE tags for you to enjoy.

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For this tag, I used STAMPlorations : Pocket Blooms with CUTplorations pocket die.

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I picked black and white dp. I stamped the sentiment on a hand cut heart. I put inka gold metallic rub on all the edges. I painted a prima butterfly black and then put inka gold metallic rub on it. I finished the tag off with pearls and black and white twine.


 I hope my tag has inspired you to play. There are prizes for playing along  with the linky party and also for commenting on the participating designer's blogs.
Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder


Monday, February 13, 2017

TAGplorations day 6

Today is Day 6 for 

There will be 7 days of wonderful LOVE tags for you to enjoy.

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For this tag I use the following STAMPlorations sets:
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and

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This was probably the most labor intensive of the tags that I made for this hop. I started with a white piece of cardstock. I ink sprayed smashed blue green and browns. I stamped it with crackle background. and the screen door background. I also added inka gold. I splattered black acrylic paint. I stamped the sentiment and added glitter to the heart. I finished it off with sequins, cheesecloth, a Prima butterfly and several ribbons.
 I hope my tag has inspired you to play. There are prizes for playing along  with the linky party and also for commenting on the participating designer's blogs.
Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder

Come back tomorrow for another tag creation



Sunday, February 12, 2017

STAMPloration Stencil Sunday


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There is still time to play in th STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge.
Link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in their project. Linky closes at the end of the month.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks

TAGplorations day 5

Today is Day 5 for

There will be 7 days of wonderful LOVE tags for you to enjoy.

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I used the following STAMPlorations set on this tag:
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I stamped the flowers onto white cardstock and water colored them ink three different shades of pink. I then fussy cut them out. I painted the centers with inka gold metallic rub. I stamped the sentiment on the heart. I went around the edges of the heart and panels with black ink and inka gold metallic rub. I finished the tag off with pearls, a Prima butterfly and ribbon. 
 I hope my tag has inspired you to play. There are prizes for playing along  with the linky party and also for commenting on the participating designer's blogs.
Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder

Come back tomorrow for another tag creation

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 394-I love you

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I get the opportunity to showcase
 STAMPlorations products
 for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 394

This color combo always makes  me think of the jokes we told as kids:
What is black, white and red all over... a newspaper. (read instead of red).

But joking aside this color combo makes for very elegant looking projects.

I made a card for this challenge. I started with a page from the 
STAMPlorations color book: COLOR BLOOMS.
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The flowers are so fun to color. I took one of the sheets that has 4 quarters. I cut it so I had a 1/4 of the page. I took red markers and colored the flowers. Depending on how many layers of the watercolor/marker I put, the flowers ranged in shade and hue.
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When I was done coloring the flowers, I cut the 1/4 in half again to make the panel on my card. I adhered it to a piece of black cardstock.

Now the flowers look pretty like they were just colored, but I wanted to add some texture to the centers. So I put generous puddles of Aleene's tacky glue to the centers.

I then took my heat gun and heated the glue until it burned.
 It left the centers with a lovely crunchy texture.
 (You have to make sure you only
 burn the glue not the paper, so move your heat gun frequently)

I could have left the centers crunchy and white
 but I wanted them to be dark, so I took acrylic paint and painted them.
 I experimented with some black and white designer paper
and embellishments. I had lace, sequins, a prima butterfly.
I also had put glitter with glue over the black on the flowers.

 There were things that I liked about what I had put together,
but there were elements that I just didn't like. I painted over 
the glitter. It just didn't look right. I liked the butterfly
 but it was just too yellowed so I painted it black.
 I kept the sequins and lace. I felt it needed a sentiment.
I stamped the sentiment from one of the new STAMPlorations sets
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So here is the finished result. 
I really like how it turned out.

I hope that my card has inspired you and that you had fun reading how I made it.  



Saturday, February 11, 2017

TAGplorations day 4

Todayn is Day 4 for 

There will be 7 days of wonderful LOVE tags for you to enjoy.

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Today's tag was a very simple and easy tag. Probably the quickest tag I made for this blog hop. I used STAMPloration set:

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I stamped the sentiment on the smallest heart. I went around the bigger heart with inka gold metallic rub. I added a layer of cheesecloth under the hearts. I finished it off with burlap and ribbon fibers and two Prima butterflies.

 I hope my tag has inspired you to play. There are prizes for playing along  with the linky party and also for commenting on the participating designer's blogs.
Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder

Come back tomorrow for another tag creation

Friday, February 10, 2017

Musical Tag

I made this musical tag for a stamping friend who also like music. If you would like to see how I made it,  check out the STAMP-lorations blog Mixed Media Tutorials section.



TAGplorations day 3

Today is day 3 for


There will be 7 days of wonderful LOVE tags for you to enjoy.

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For this tag, I did very little stamping but I spent a lot of time picking out papers that I thought went together. I did use the following STAMPlorations sets:

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and

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I stamped the crackle background on the sheet music layer just under the heart. I stamped the sentiment on the heart. I finished it off with a Prima butterfly, sequins and some crinkle ribbon.

 I hope my tag has inspired you to play. There are prizes for playing along  with the linky party and also for commenting on the participating designer's blogs.

Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder

Come back tomorrow for another tag creation
 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

TAGpolorations day 2

Today is day 2 of


There will be 7 days of wonderful LOVE tags for you to enjoy.

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I used the following STAMPlorations sets on this tag:

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and

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I started this tag by taking a piece of white cardstock. I used markers on acetate (ink spray smash tetchinque). I stamped the crackle background and cut out hearts. I splattered my tag with black and also with white acrylic paint. I finished it off with a couple of sequins and some ribbon.


 I hope my tag has inspired you to play. There are prizes for playing along  with the linky party and also for commenting on the participating designer's blogs.
Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder

Come back tomorrow for another tag creation