Thursday, July 31, 2014

Damask Divas Blog Hop: Chalk It Up

Welcome to the Damask Divas Blog Hop!
If you came from Hillary's Blog, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas Blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

The new Annual Inspiration/Catalog is finally here!!! (click HERE to view it online, starting Aug 1st)
I made two cards using a couple of the patterned papers from the new Chalk It Up paper packet. I also used the August Stamp of the Month - What a Hoot.

Owl Love You

What a Hoot

Those owls are huge and cute! =)
Take a look at the stamp set (the carrier sheet is approximately 6 inches square):

Supplies (CTMH):
What a Hoot SOTM 
Black resin star from Scaredy Cat Assortment
Colonial White cardstock
You've Got a Friend stamp set (retired)
Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape (retired)
turquoise embossing powder
heat gun
colored pencils

Well, you made it to the end of this month's hop.  We hope you had as much fun browsing our creations as we had making them! Thanks so much for hopping with us--now go get your crafty on!

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. If you like Pocket-Style Scrapbooking...check out the...

During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $24.95 USD, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 of 8 qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for just $3! 
Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $3, you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure. You’ll be able to preserve double the memories in half the time! Check out our 5 new Picture My Life scrapbooking programs in the new idea book, or choose from the 8 existing programs. There’s a theme for every season of life —find yours!

Sample cards from the 5 new programs: Chalk It Up, Seaside, Wanderful, Pear & Partridge, For Always.

To view all the collections, go to!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Washi meets...paper piecing! Hot Air Ballon Friend Card

I made this card for the H2H Challenge: Some like it Hot...
Some like HOT Pink Polka-Dots/HOT Air Ballons...HOT enough? =)

D1581 Give a Lift (CTMH)
Z1931 Honey Triangles Washi Tape (CTMH)
Pink Polka-Dots Washi Tape (CTMH-retired)
Colonial White cardstock (CTMH)
Paper Flower (Prima)
Glitz Glitter Gel (CTMH-retired)
Colored pencils
Corner Punch

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
2.Word Art Wednesday Challenge #143: Anything Goes
3. SSS Wed Challenge: Anything Goes

Have a nice day!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Artbooking meets Washi...Curiosities Tag Card

I'm in love with my Artbooking Cricut cartridge! The overlays are awesome!
And who doesn't love washi tape??? I have an extensive collection...

Here's what happens when Artbooking meets Washi:

My card base is 5 x 7 inches.
The overlay was 12 x 12, but I changed it to 6.5 inches in height and approximately 4.5 inches in width in CCR. I cut it out using kraft cardstock.
Then, I layered several washi tapes on the card base and adhered the frame on top.
I also used an up-cycled tag...

I heat embossed it in silver and copper, then added a stamped image embossed in green.
I stamped sentiment on kraft, cut out the banner and placed on tag.
Finally, I added thread and adhered the tag on card.

1. S.E.I. Tyra's Challenge: July Upcycle Challenge
2. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #142: Anything Goes
3. SSS Monday Challenge: A Mid-Summer's Challenge ( I liked Dan's idea of an English summer garden...)
4. SSS Wed Challenge: Emboss It

D1581 Give a Lift (CTMH)
Colonial White Cardstock (CTMH)
Artbooking Cricut Collection (CTMH)
flowers (Stampendous)
Tim Holtz and The Paper Studio washi tapes
silver and copper embossing powder (Ranger)
Distress embossing powder (Ranger)
VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Have a nice day!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy Bird Birthday Card

Another card for a few challenges...

Happy Birds stamp set - CTMH
(coming Aug 1st!)
1. Fusion French Cupcakes
2. Addicted to CAS: Code Word Celebrate
3. Cards in Envy: Happy Birthday to You Challenge
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #142

Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

XOXO Fox Card

Time to play! 
I'm using this sketch...

...and Monochromatic CAS... make this card...

1. CAS(E) this Sketch #85
2. The Paper Players Challenge #205: Sandy's Monochromatic Clean and Simple
3. Word Art Wednesday Challegne #142
4. H2H Challenge Blog: The Spice of Life (everybody needs some XOXO)

Wild About Love (CTMH)
heart (retired-canvas art workshop set)
Colonial White cardstock (CTMH)
Glitz Glitter Gel (CTMH - retired)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lovely Day Card

This is a "sneak peek" of one of the new stamp sets that's coming out soon (Aug 1st) from CTMH - Happy Birds...
I thought I would play with it and try out this challenge blog: CASE Study Challenge #200
The muse is Shari Carroll (I just love her cards!) and here's the inspiration:

Here's my version:

friend stamp (retired) - Photogenic stamp set (CTMH)
Happy Birds (CTMH) - available Aug 1st

I'm also entering this card in:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #141: Anything Goes

Have a nice week!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Never Dull Your Sparkle Art Journal Page


This is a page from my Doodle Smash for Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #2: Around the House, where you're supposed to use household items in your project...

Here are the items I used...

And this is how I did it...

1. I stamped the lady in black on my page, then on Colonial White cardstock. Colored her with Copic markers and cut it out. Added Glitz Glitter Gel on her dress and set aside to dry.
2. Tore patterned paper and adhered on page.
3. Place bag (that orange bag from mandarin oranges) on page and spray metallic gold ink.
4. Stamped Reversed Punchinella in purple and Sentiment in black.
5. Adhered the cut out lady on page.

The bag gave me this pattern:

6. Using the toilet paper rolls and bottle, I added circles to the page (I used metallic paints and different ink pads).
7. Using the ruler, I stamped black lines on the top...they're supposed to be "strings" for the "paper lanterns".

8. Added paper flowers.
9. Sprayed more gold ink on page.

I'm also entering this page in:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: About a Face
SSS Wed Challenge: Spots & Dots
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #141: Anything Goes
Unity {be inspired} Challenge Color 18
and my first time in...
Anything but a Card Challenge #36: Anything Goes week 3

Stamps by Unity Stamp Co.
Skylark patterned paper (CTMH)
Colonial White cardstock (CTMH)
Glitz Glitter Gel (CTMH - retired)
gold and silver Spray Inks (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts)
Brilliance, Memento and VersaMagic ink pads (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts)
Acrylic paints (Jacquard)
Paper flowers (Prima and Fancy Pants Designs)

Thanks for stopping by!