Tuesday, March 13, 2018

We Have a Winner!

Many thanks to everyone who visited over the past week and submitted comments for an opportunity to win a prize package of Wendy Vecchi and Ranger goodies! The winner has been selected and it is...Nancy Bilton! Congratulations, Nancy! Please contact me at ksdm@comcast.net with your address.

Blogger Nancy Bilton said...
Awesome tag and I just love all the texture and colors!!!
March 7, 2018 at 8:50 AM

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Heartfelt Thanks Tag Featuring New Wendy Vecchi Products

The drawing for the giveaway will be held on Tuesday, March 13, winner will be posted on my blog and will be notified by email!

Hello friends and welcome to today's project...a tag featuring brand spanking new products from Wendy Vecchi! During today's video I'll be showing off Wendy's new Archival Ink colors, new stamp sets and tools, adhesive, and background stamps. Lots of good stuff! I'm also holding another product giveway - photo at the end of the post - enter to win! On to more photos and the video...Enjoy and happy crafting!

The giveaway is listed below...five mini Archival Inks, two of Wendy's enamel accents, and a pack of Wendy's Mat Minis. Just leave a comment to be entered into the prize drawing!

Supplies: -New Inks (Thistle, Prickly Pear, Poppy, Peat Moss, Bluebird, Acorn) - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/catego... -Open Dots - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Wendy_... -Heartfelt Art - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Wendy_... -Spotlight Art - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Wendy_... -Say it with Art - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Stampe... -Blending Tool - http://bit.ly/2pmq8KG -Embossing Powders - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/catego... -Alcohol Ink Storage - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Tim_Ho... -Perfect Card Adhesive - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Wendy_... -Detail Blending Tool - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Ranger...

Friday, March 2, 2018

We have a winner!

My apologizes for the delay on announcing the prize winner from last week's drawing for the free Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set, You & Me. Without further delay...the winner is...
Iona - please contact me at ksdm@comcast.net with your address!!
Blogger ionabunny said...
These are beautiful. I stunning mix. Love the white embossed background and the coffee splats on kraft and that gorgeous grungy note pad paper. What fun. HUgz
February 21, 2018 at 7:50 AM

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

You & Me Love Themed Cards

Comment on this blog post to be entered into a prize drawing for the You & Me stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy! Deadline to enter the drawing is February 27! The winner will be announced on February 28!

Greetings, crafty friends! I'm a bit behind schedule with sharing my Valentine's Day cards, creating for my kiddos and hubby, but any day is a good day to share a love-themed card, right?

One of the other highlights of these cards, and is something I talk about in today's video, is how to effectively showcase smaller stamped images. It seems like a small image in a stamp set can sometimes create a design challenge. How do you use a small image on a large card space? Today's three cards demonstrates a similar techniques - create visual interest in the background and give your small image a "home" - but here are a few other ideas to consider:

1) Create a smaller card, a 3" x 3" or 4" x 4"
2) Use a neutral ink to repeatably stamp your small image over a piece of cardstock, creating your own designer paper
3) Create "windows" in your card and have your small images peek out from behind the windows.
4) Pop up small images on tiny tags, positioned on a card base
5) Create a spotlight by stamping the image multiple times in a neutral color, but only color one of the images.

These are just a few ideas for you to try! Below are close up photos of today's cards, a supply list, and my technique video. Enjoy and happy crafting!

I created my own note pad paper for the background of this card, complete with typed notes! The small PB&J image is highlighted on the white circle. A few sequins and the sentiment on black cardstock finishes the card.

The coffee cup and donut find a home on a small die cut tag. The addition of glossy accents on the donut creates a glazed effect. All I needed to do was add some stamping on the card base.

The use of an embossing folder created a eye-catching base to my card. The bold embossed letters is a great contrast to the pale blue on the vellum circle, and helps to dress up this clean and simple card. The circle under the vellum received repeated stamping of the You & Me stamp, adding more design to this simple card.

Supplies: -You & Me Stamp Set - http://bit.ly/2HweEdt -Neenah Solar White Cardstock - http://bit.ly/2netzTt -Copic Markers - http://bit.ly/2ESPvLy -Distress Oxide Inks - http://bit.ly/2AdbqdE -Potting Soil Archival Ink - http://bit.ly/2C6T3sx -Kraft Cardstock - http://bit.ly/2EE03L8 -Tiny Tags Die - http://bit.ly/2EVnCCF -Indigo Blu Ink Splats Stamp Set - http://bit.ly/2odA5Yv -Blending Tool - http://bit.ly/2pmq8KG

Friday, February 9, 2018

Distress Oxide Bible Journaling

Hello friends! OK...I'm trying to use another medium besides Distress Oxide Inks, but it's tough...I LOVE them! Today's project features more Distress Oxide techniques along with the brand new Printables from Sweet 'n Sassy. I am giddy over the printables...they are amazing! Pre-colored images that you download and print. Add a little adhesive and they're ready to use in art or Bible journals. There's even a short study included with your purchase! And it's only $7.99! Fun stuff!

I have a short video for you today that showcases the new products as well as a quick and easy way to add color to your Bible pages. Hint - Distress Oxide Inks! They work great on the thin paper, no bleed through and amazingly soft coverage. Give it a try! You can click on the image below to check out the product in the SNSS store. Happy crafting!

Supplies: -Creative Worship Bible - http://amzn.to/2smMjCy -Distress Oxide Inks - http://bit.ly/2AdbqdE -Tall Grass Stamp Set - http://bit.ly/2B8SCd3 -What a Savior Stamp Set - http://bit.ly/2GJ2ZaO -Blending Tool - http://bit.ly/2pmq8KG -Love One Another Printables - http://bit.ly/2EvpJfS

Friday, February 2, 2018

Distress Oxide Backgrounds Featuring Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Greetings friends! Welcome to the newest release from Sweet 'n Sassy! This month we have release six new stamps sets and some brand new printables (these are SO cool!). (I'll be sharing my printable project next week!) 

My cards feature the new What a Savior stamp set, which includes eight sentiments, four of them jumbo sized, and five floral images. You can see the full set of stamps below. 
This week's video and project features three tri-fold cards, each showcasing a Distress Oxide technique. On each of my cards, I'll demonstrate three different quick and easy ways to add Distress Oxide ink to card fronts. I'll also show you how to create an easy frame utilizing simple shaped dies. Be sure to watch the video below for the step-by-step instructions, and if interested in products click on the links below the supplies title. Enjoy and happy crafting!


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Emboss Resist Technique on Scrapbook Page

Hello crafty friends and welcome to today's project...a scrapbook page! This page features a resist emboss technique along with a brand new stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy, Through the Trees. Below are a few close up pictures of my layout along with a step-by-step video. Enjoy and happy crafting!

Supplies: -Tonic Non-Stick Craft Sheet - -Junque Gypsy Paper - Sorry guys, this line has been discontinued! -Through the Trees Stamp Set - http://bit.ly/2DU6hJB -White Embossing Powder - http://bit.ly/2zKnEdu -Watercolor Paper - http://bit.ly/2u7HWu8 -Majestic Butterflies Stamp Set - http://bit.ly/2nhoXbL -Distress Oxide - http://bit.ly/2AdbqdE -Typewriter Text Stamp - http://bit.ly/2Eja94R -Wetland Grass Stamp Set - http://bit.ly/2CMYbCa -Finnibair Rust Paste - http://bit.ly/2BA9CZi -Blue Fern Studios Frame (I couldn't find the frame that I used, but here is an alternative - http://bit.ly/2DHTBpP) -Lokta Paper Pack - http://bit.ly/2rKfQWK

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Faith Sees the Invisible

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to the first of two posts showcasing the January stamp release from Sweet 'n Sassy! Today's cards feature two new sets, Wetlands and Wetland Grass, which are two new silhouette stamp sets. (I love me some silhouette stamps!)

I created two cards with the new sets, showcasing a new Distress Ink background technique. The video below will take you through each step of the process, showing you the technique so that you can reproduce the same look. Links to products below the video. Enjoy and happy crafting!