Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July...

I'm kicking off the Independance Day Weekend with a layout featuring Stampendous, May Arts and Clear Scraps!

1. Tape the 12 x 12 Stripe Mascil to the XL Deco Shape and your craft mat. I like to make sure to tape it down on each of the stripes all along the acrylic piece to be sure the lines don't shift while applying the embossing paste. 

2. Using the 7 inch paste spreader, apply Translucent Embossing paste to the acrylic. Be sure to leave the protective coating on the back of the acrylic piece until you are done. Once you've applied the paste, remove the tape and wash the Mascil off immediately. If desired, sprinkle a bit of crystal glitter over the wet paste. Allow to dry. 

3. Stamp Stampendous Old Glory flag image in Versamark and emboss with white embossing powder. Trim paper to fit the bottom of XL Deco Shape and adhere with Zip Dry.

4. Heat May Arts ribbon with a heat gun to curl. Adhere to layout. 

5. Adhere die cut stars, photos, journaling tags to layout.

6. Stamp sentiment on acrylic Star Embellishment in StazOn. Sand the back of the acrylic and adhere to layout. 

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Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!
There are Stampendous prize packages up for grabs. THREE US commenters  will receive a prize of their choice in any one roll of ribbon from May Arts and a $20 reward card. Tell us what state you live in when you comment. Stampendous Official Rules.
Be sure to stop by the May Arts blog each day, because they are having a prize also! How’s that for an amazing week of prizes!
Ready to hop. Be sure to stop by and leave some love on each of the designers blogs! 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Spring Bouquet Wreath...

Today I'm sharing a Spring or Summer wreath featuring a number of Stampendous floral stamps and DIY Bangles/3 Ring Circles newest coco fiber wreath blank!

Here's a closeup of the flowers...

SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Plus:Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Spectrum Noir Markers (OR1, OR2, OR3, PP1, BP1, BP2, CG2, CG3, CT2)


  1. Stamp images with Memento Ink. 
  2. Color  stamped images with markers and diecut.
  3. Wrap wreath with ribbon.
  4. Adhere stamped images to wreath.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Scruffy Little Kitten sneak peek..

I am so excited to be sharing a peek at a new stamp collection at Crafters Companion...Scruffy Little Kitten! It has the cutest kid stamps! With two boys I'm always excited to find new boy theme stamps! 

Crafters Companion Supplies Used:

Scruffy Little Kitty stamps - Archie
Spectrum Noir markers (IG1, IG8, AG10, EB2, GB8, GB10, TB2, TB1, IB1, FS3, FS4)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tropical Punch Dazzle-It Blog Hop

I'm excited to be sharing a project I made with the new Tropical Punch line by Dazzle-it! The collection includes lucite flowers, chains, flower components and polyester pipe! Its perfect for everyone from the beginner to advanced jewelry maker!

I decided to make a simple flower necklace for the summer months.

Supplies Used:
  • Flower Maker
  • Poly Pipe 5 mm 
  • Finding Kit Gold Jump Rings
  • Finding Kit Gold Pendant Ball
  • Curved Shaded Purple
I had left over Purple Shaded pieces and thought they would make a pretty pendant with a bit of stamping. You know if its on my desk its going to eventually get stamped, LOL! 

For this next necklace, I stamped the purple curved piece with a Stampendous image (SSC1196) in StazOn and then added dots of white nail polish. I attached organza ribbon to the chain and wired the stamped piece on. 

Be sure to head on over to the Dazzle-It Blog to see what everyone has whipped up! A big thank you to Carmi and John Bead Corporation for inviting me to be a part of this hop! 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Fathers Day...

Today I'm sneaking a peek at one of the new Scruffy Little Kitten stamps hitting the Crafters Companion store next week. With that cool hair, I thought he needed a funky, fun color. Who says Fathers Day cards can't be purple ;) 

Crafters Companion Supplies Used:
Spectrum Noir markers (IG1, IG2, LY3, CT2, LG3, CG2, GB8, HB1, HB2, HB3)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Let's Go Wild...

The Stampendous Design Team is going WILD this week! I kept the coloring very simple on this layout using the new Pen Pattern Lion, Elephant and Hippo stamps so these adorable photos of my teamie Amy's sweet granddaughter could shine! 

Stampendous:M324 PenPattern Hippo, W147 PenPattern Lion, W146 PenPattern Elephant, SSC1226 Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Plus:Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®, Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Spectrum Noir Markers (EB1, EB2, GB8), Reminisce pattern paper


  1. Stamp images in Memento ink, color and cut out.
  2. Trim beige cardstock to 8 x 8 inches. Mat with red cardstock and adhere to pattern paper.
  3. Stamp sentiment around perimeter or beige cardstock.
  4. Embellish layout with photos, ribbon, pattern paper sentiment and stamped images.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Clear Scraps and Ruby Rock-it....

This week the Clear Scrap team is joining up with Ruby Rock-it! I combined three styles of Clear Scraps Pennant Banners and Ruby Rock-it Nostalgia Collection to create this banner for scrapbook room!

I love the colors and mix of patterns in this collection! 

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