Monday, March 27, 2017

For my CCC partner


I just purchased a Stampin' Up stamp set and had to use it.  What fun images.  The woman and the smudge of red are both from my new stamp set. The "Friends" stamp is from an Art Impressions stamp set.  I thought they fit wonderfully together.  I hope my exchange partner enjoys it too.



Close-up of image.

Supplies:
Stampin' Up "Beautiful You"
AI "Live, Laugh, Love"
Distress inks Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed
Little B Scallops dies
Spellbinders Splendid Circles

Di's got Penguin Friends

Visit Die Cut Divas for the month challenges and inspiration.  
I love working with these fun digitals

I couldn't help myself and colored in two wonderful digital stamps just so I could play.  It's the hard life of a Diva, I'm telling you.  It's deciding what to color, how to color, I just have to color and I just can't stop coloring.  Yep, I know you feel for me. :

I loved this cute little bear with his friends, kind of like hanging out at the pool, eh? 


Supplies:  
Di's Digital Stamp (Fishing Buddies) 
Copic markers
Vagabond machine
Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles


I am still so much in the mood for coloring Christmas/Winter images.  I guess you can tell.  I think these guys had a bit too much Christmas cheer.  These are definitely fun.

Supplies:
Die's Digital Stamp Snow Man Cheers (B&W)
Copic markers
Vagabond machine
Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles

Friday, March 24, 2017

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop Spring 2017

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop for Spring  
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HELLO from me to you!

WITH ENOUGH COFFEE, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

A digital stamp set lets you vary the size and colors you use.  This is my card to wish all the coffee lovers in the world a Happy Coffee Loving Day!


The digital stamps I'm using are from A2Z Scrapbooking store here.  The exact digital set is here.  Some Copic markers finish the coffee cup.

See the A2Z Scrpbooking post with our other DT entrants to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off.

2nd Chance to Win: During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

Monday, March 20, 2017

My Notebook has a Butterfly Stencil

Stenciling is this month's challenge.  I made my own stencil here.
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The second page to my notebook (still not sure what I'm calling it) has a patterned base and two pockets.  On top of the top layer, I stamped different words and phrases over a homemade stenciled background, while on the base I used a couple of the images in my home made stencil   If you don't have a stencil you want to use, you can make one to your liking by using your dies.   The first image is my page without the tabbed notes inserted in the pockets.  The top pocket is raised.
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I added my tabbed notc cards into the pockets so I know what I've worked on and ideas for the future.

Color Layering Butterfly Frame Cuts Dies
Color Layering Butterfly Frame Cuts Dies
Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies Frame Cuts dies (Stencil made by die-cutting)
  • Hero Arts My Words (older word set)


You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off.

2nd Chance to Win: During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

The inside is simple and I did photograph the inside on my blog.  You can catch me at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hero Arts Scramble today - YEAH

I think my phone turned out super.  Why?  Because with the Misty, I can stamp over and over until I get the coverage I want, a nice deep black.  I think I would have used this set more if I had the Misti then.

The challenge, for me, was not that easy.

Rules:
 Three of something
 Light blue or blue/green color
 Daffodils (any color) or a yellow flower

The flower is an abstract flower and I thought this would be a cool card for a teenager.

To get an aquamarine color, I put stamp to ink pad (chipped Sapphire first and then Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio)  It's a really unique color.  What the heck, if you don't try something, you'll never know if it works.



Close-up

Supplies for Phone card for the scramble 3/12/17.   
Hero Arts  LOL clear stamp set & You Make Me Smile set
Nuvo Crystal Drops Carribean Ocean and Midnight Blue
Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire and Mustard SeedDistress Oxide Cracked Pistachio on top of the Chipped Sapphire on the "happy birthday" message on the phone.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Morgan's Artworld Sian Goddess 45


I thought this image perfect for the blustery winds of March, up here in the Northern Hemisphere.   I also thought she looked thoughtful and so I chose the sentiment for this reason.  I've put some sequins in a couple places, plus a sequined moon over the tree.

Supplies:
Morgan's Artworld Sian Goddess 45
Hero Arts My Words (discontinued)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Rectangle Stitched die'cuts

My Sample here

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Di's Adorable Mice


Di's Digi Downloads



Challenge is 

"For the Love of Animals"


I made this doughnut card as a Happy Birthday card for my boss at work.  Whenever I hold a meeting, he asks, "Are you bringing donuts"?  He's the donut champ.  I couldn't pass this colored digital by and I saved my coloring except for the BG0000 Copic marker showing here and there.  I think my boss is the one in a coma.  hahaha


Supplies:
Di's Digi Stamps Doughnuts and Sprinkles under the category Colored Mice or uncolored under the category Mice
Hero Arts Crossing Waves Stencil (background panel)
Vagabond
Copic marker BG0000
My sample at The Die Cut Divvas

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Stencil

A2Z Scrapbooking has a great challenge to enter - stenciling.  You can use your stencils to create depth and and shape.

If you don't have a stencil, you can create your own, which is what I've done here.  I am not exactly creating a journal, nor a notebook or a book of images or designs.  I'm not sure yet, what it will end up being, but one has to make a start at least.  I needed something to keep track of challenges and designs as well as being fun.   I made a page to fit a grunge book which I am painting white.  This will be a page inside the book.  I chose a patterned paper and used a stencil of various sized dots, then die cut the butterfly to use it as a stencil.  I sponged white Unicorn ink into the holes and along the border of the butterfly stencil.   I would not have used the white inked butterfly except that it brought out the outlines of inked butterfly image that I stenciled.

I added some words and small gems, white reinforcements and a digital image for color.

Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy
Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy
Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Die
  • Hero Arts Digital Road Trip (Route 66)
  • Hero Arts White Unicorn ink
  • Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies (reinforcements)
  • Hero Arts My Words - old HA clear set
  • Elizabeth Craft Design stickers -
  • Ranger Distress ink
You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off.

The inside is simple and I did photograph the inside on my blog.  You can catch me at A2Z Scrapbooking here.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Die Cut Divas New Challenge - March 2017

TheAwesome Sponsor for March 2017 at Die Cut Divas is Di's Digi Stamps


This is the terrific theme: For the Love of Animals

I made a tag. I couldn't get over the wonderful images and I even purchased come colored images too. I found this too delightful and had to have it in both colored and uncolored format. This is the pre-colored image. Isn't it great?


I don't live in the snow, but loved this old fashioned mail box and colored digi from Di's digi Stamps. Even though there's rarely snow in the Sacramento area, my friend does live in snow country. The print-out was so rich in color and I would have chosen similar colors, so I did tint the snow with Copic marker BG0000. This is a marvelous color to give you an icy tint to things.

Di's Digital Stamps Micemas Post in the colored mice section
Copic marker BG0000
Spellbinders die-cuts
Laser printer