Saturday, March 17, 2012

Scor-Pal and American Crafts Blog Hop

The Scor-pal DT has teamed up with American Crafts to bring you a blog hop that is sure to inspire! You will want to start at the Scor-Pal Blog to see the full list of designers as well as the prizes that are being offered.When I saw all of the adorable accessories that went with the Garden Cafe line, I knew that these little paper strawberries would be a fun way to welcome spring! I

The strawberry template came from the Whiff of Joy blog.  I just used the template, and scored all of the folds with my Scor-pal.  I used a Crop-o-dile to punch the holes at the top of each "petal" and then Scor-tape held the tab firmly in place. The Twinery's Baker's twine  was used to lace the top together.  The strawberry top was made using  a Punch Bunch Cherry Blossom punch instead of the template provided.. The strings were drawn together and pulled through the leafy top, and tied in a bow.

The box that holds the strawberries was made using the Christmas Treats Basket Tutorial from Scor-pal. It is such a quick but cute basket to put together, and was a great canvas to add some of the AC dimensional stickers.

We hope you will enjoy this hop!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kanban Crafts Birdcage Card

I love the stamps from Kanban Crafts and this week, I have a card to share with you that not only uses one of their gorgeous stamps, but also some of my favorite sparkly papers from Kanban.

Peacock Stamp Set
Bella - Time for Cuppa -Mocha PCT 9970
Bella Damask- Mocha CRD9996
Textile Collection - Ornate Flourish

Viva la Verve - Week 2 sketch

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Inspiration from Scrap-Mart

I love when spring awakens and chases winter away. I think that is why I am so fond of any stamps with birds and nests. Today's card uses a wonderful stamp from La Blanche. Have you seen all of these wonderful stamps at Scrap-Mart? If you've never tried these stamps, you are going to fall in love. They are a foam mounted silicone stamp, that gives you great detail. After I stamped the image, I colored it with water color pencils and used the new Tim Holtz detail water brush. I've had a water brush for years, but his new shapes are a great addition to my studio. I inked the background using Distress Inks, and then misted it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Ink Sprays in Buccaneer Bay Blue (which is my favorite color!). I then painted a coat of crackle medium over it, and let it dry completely. I added just a little bit of the Distress Stains in Broken China. All of these fun steps lead to a stamp with tons of depth. I added die-cuts to frame the oval from Spellbinder's Damask Motifs and Damask Accents. The patterned papers are Graphic 45's Curtain Call.

I hope you will check out some of these fun new products that are arriving daily at Scrap-Mart.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Scor-Pal and Skipping Stones Designs Blog Hop

Hi! and welcome to the Scor-pal and Skipping Stones Designs blog hop! You should have arrived from Katie Gehring's blog. If not, then be sure to start at the Scor-pal blog so you don't miss anything (and you can see how to win the prize!). There will also be a giveaway on the Scor-Pal Fan Page on Facebook - so make sure to check it out and like us!

I chose the Victorian Summer stamp set from Skipping Stones Designs and knew it would make a gorgeous Center -Step Card. I used a tutorial from Splitcoast stampers, and my Scor-Pal made it so easy!

Stamps: Skipping Stones Designs Victorian Summer
Scoring Board: Scor-Pal
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies - Flourish Challenge
Patterned Paper: Kaisercraft Lil' Primrose
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Creative Inspirations Paint: Beige, Rose Quartz, Blush, Aqua Marine, Sea Foam, Sage

Now, it's time to hop on to the next stop, which is Stephanie Mino's blog. Have a great time on the hop!