Welcome to the Lindy’s Stamp Gang blog hop! If you’ve arrived from the LSG blog, you’re in the right place, if this is your first stop, you’ll want to go back to the beginning to get all the details! The beginning is the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Blog.
We are celebrating Lindy’s birthday this week! In honor of Lindy’s birthday, we’re having a birthday themed blog hop. All the designers have created something with a birthday theme. Of course no birthday is complete with out a birthday card!
Copic Markers; RV66, V25, YR65 and 0 (the colorless blender). The floral stamps are from a variety of Unity Stamp Co’s kit of the month, and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The butterfly is from Martha Stewart.
Yvonne is your next step on the blog hop!
I am WAY excited for this little album! Everyone loves Pinterest, and everyone seems to be inspired by it. I thought I would put my favorite ‘pins’ in an album, something I can have on my desk, right at my finger tips. Here’s a before and after…
I started by covering the word “LOVE” and the base, with washi tape. I did that because I wanted to paint them both. I mixed some Yes Paste with Mica Powders from Lindy’s Stamp Gang. I used a plastic card to paint the paste onto the base and I set it aside to dry for 24 hours. After the word was wrapped, I took Delphinium Turquoise and dripped it onto the word. I started at the top, and dropped some along the edges of each letter. I didn’t want to make a mess, but, I did want some areas to be darker, dripping the color on, instead of spraying it on, allowed me more control.
Once the cover and the base were done, I went to work on the tabs. I have these really awesome stamps from KI Memories called Verbology. They are no longer available in store, but, I’ve managed to find some on Ebay. I have several different sets of those stamps, and they were perfect for the tabs. I picked five different categories that I was most likely to use; Color, Design, Sew, Give and Party. I’ve stamped the words onto acrylic with Staz-On.
Printing the images was a little tedious, but, I was committed! I took a screen shot with my cell phone, then I loaded the photos into Diptic and created a collage consisting of four images. From the app, I emailed the collage to myself, then opened them up in Photoshop. I arranged enough photos onto one 8.5″X11″ page so that it was covered. There were approximately 30 photos on each printed page. I used Yes Paste to adhere the photos to the chipboard, I also used it as a sealant after I was finished applying photos.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Pinspiration Album! Please feel free to pin anything that has inpired you, and if you create your own Pinspiration Album, I’d love to see it!
We had a party on Valentine’s Day for my kids and 30 of their closest friends, who knew we knew so many people! I wanted to make some cute stuff, and decorate in a child friendly kind of way. Of course I turned to Pinterest! The first thing I found was this adorable “kissing booth”. Though, with young kids, I didn’t want to make a kissing booth, so we turned it into a kisses booth, where kids could get Hershey Kisses! You can see my Valentine’s Day pinterest board HERE.
I also whipped up some felt shaped hearts and blogged about it over at Lindy’s Stamp Gang. You can see more about the hearts HERE.
I hope you had a fantastic Valentine’s Day!
Welcome to the Clear Scraps new release blog hop!
When Clear Scraps introduced Mascils, I was elated! I am getting ready for CHA and wanted a bag for my iPad. Something small that would carry my iPad, some business cards, and my cell phone. So I went to work… I whipped up this cute little bag using white canvas.
The bag is deep, so I used fleece to line the inside bottom of the bag. That will help protect the iPad. Then on the top, I lined it with a decorative cotton. I added a magnetic closure at the top, so it snaps shut.
I created a video to show you a variety of ways to use the mascils. It’s rather long, but there are about five different techniques. So it’s worth the watch!
Leave a comment for your chance to win a wonderful prize from Clear Scraps. When you’re done, hop on over to KC!
*If you’re here for Smitha Katti’s blog hop, please scroll down, or click here.*
This technique isn’t new, but, it is new to me. When I discover something new, I tend to go a little overboard! Making clay pendants is so easy, so fun, and requires very little work or effort to create something beautiful! So here are four that I’ve made thus far…
Here’s a video tutorial to help you create your own, totally awesome pendants!
When I have some time to sit down and work on these a little more, I want to get some DMC floss and make a necklace! (You know, like the friendship bracelets we all use to make.) My girls would love it. Don’t forget to create your hole before baking the clay. You can also add a pendant bail, and cook it right into the clay.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my post today! I’d love to see any pendants you’ve made, or anything else you do with Mica Powders. Please feel free to share them in the comments, and don’t forget to add a link to your blog!
Today I have a technique that is new to me, but maybe not so much everyone else. AquaMarkers are a very new product to me. In fact, working with water anything is new to me! I knew I wanted something I could do that is quick and easy, but could achieve a beautiful finish. Coloring on a stamp block is new to me, and the end result is just beautiful! With the new AquaMarkers, the colors are endless! That’s what I love about AquaMarkers, you can mix yellow and blue to make green!
To add the beautiful shimmer, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang’s Creme Brulee Cream.
Letraset has generously donated a set of the new AquaMarkers for me to giveaway to one of my blog readers. If you’re interested in winning a set of twenty BRAND NEW AquaMarkers, simply comment below, and head over to Letraset’s blog and comment there as well! Easy peasy!
I wasn’t to inspired by this months photo challenge. I think it was the color combination- not one of my favorites.
Though there were many things I could see beyond the photo, I even attempted several different things, but couldn’t finish them. Hopefully in the next few days I’ll feel more inspired.
However, I am very satisfied with the one thing I DID manage to finish. I hope you are too! I based my design on the round pillow with the layers and the flower on top.
I stamped a generic sentiment. Over top of the beautiful blossoms flower image. The sentiment is from Hello, Friend. It reads: “Sending a handful of cheer your way in the hope that you’ll have a most beautiful day.” The flower was stamped with Summer Sunrise (which matches Summer Lovin’ Sun perfectly!)
Not sure why, but fall colors are SCREAMING my name. One of my best girlfriends is getting married September 21st, so fall is on my brain. I can’t wait for the wedding!
Step 1.) cut flowers and leaves from felt. I used the Frilly Flowers Die Collection.
Step 2.) pick a variety of Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays. Including Flat Fabio’s and Starburst Stains. I choose My Mojito Green, Rizzo’s Rowdy Red*, Tears on my Pillow Tangerine*, Summer Lovin’ Sun, Pretty in Pink Pink. *coming soon.
Step 3.) spray each piece individually and heat dry. (I’m impatient. Allowing felt time to dry would take, what would feel like, an eternity.) Just remember to hold the heat tool a safe distance from the felt so it doesn’t catch fire.
Step 4.) assemble flowers in desired order and stick a straight pin through the center. If everything looks great, simply clip the pointy part of the pin and using needle nose pliers curl the straight pin towards the felt piece. This will help “lock” everything in place.
If you wanted, you could even use embossing powder or alcohol based makers to alter the color of the straight pins head to match your embellishment.
I love the way this flower turned out, and can’t wait to make a few more to add to my girls headbands!
I hope you’re feeling inspired! Thanks for stopping by!
Today I’m going to show you how I’ve made embellishments and customized my own pattern paper using Letraset’s AquaMarkers.
Here’s a great video tutorial showing you how to create an easel card, as I have created here. YouTube video here.
Letraset offers a great quick start e-book on working with AquaMarkers. If they’re new to you, I’d suggest having a look. It’s short, sweet and to the point. Gives you all the information you’d need to get started.
In working with AquaMarkers I wanted to be certain the ink I was working with was in fact water resistant. I’m a big fan of Google, so I Googled it first. Everyone said something different. The only way to be certain was to conduct my own test. I started by smearing ink onto watercolor paper. I used VersaFine, Momento and Brilliance- my three most used inks. (Staz-On works with water, but does NOT work with any alcohol based product.) After I smeared the ink, I sprayed the swatches with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays, they are a water based spray, and doing this prevented me from ruining a marker. You can see the outcome below…
I was really happy to see VersaFine was water resistant. It’s top on my list of go to inks.
You can download the PDF by clicking on the link below:
Embellishment Tutorial (Flower)
(The ink you see on the stamp is from an AquaMarker. I simply colored the stamp with the marker.)
You can download the PDF by clicking the link below:
Letraset Paper Tutorial
There’s a linky party happening NOW on the Lindy’s Stamp Gang blog. You have approximately two more days to enter. Don’t delay! The theme is Spring and you could win a $25.00 gift certificate to shop all things LSG!
Today, I wanted to share a card I made for my sister for her 21st birthday! I can’t believe she’s going to be 21 in a few short weeks! She was born premature, so I thought I’d give her her card early, and… to be honest, I’m really excited to give it to her! I know she’ll love it!
I loved the photo inspiration here- the pinks and pastels. I immediately thought of Webster’s Pages Sunday Picnic.
Face: Almond, Pastel Pink and Blush
Hair: Almond, Walnut, and Auburn
Leotard/Slippers: Shocking Pink, Watermelon, Pale Pink and blender
To color the felt star, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Yellow Rose of Texas. To color the banner I used my Watermelon FlexMarker. To add some sparkle, I used my Cotton Candy Pink Starburst Stain. (You’ll see the shimmer better in the photo below.) To add some sparkle to the leotard and slippers I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang’s magicals in Hottie Patottie Hot Pink. (It is also available in a spray HERE.) To color the stars, I used the Yellow Rose of Texas magicals, also available in a spray, linked above.
The video below shows you how I’ve used Lindy’s Stamp Gang, magicals to add minor details to really finish off my card. In the video I use a Stampin’ Up! blender pen, which can be purchased from any Stampin’ Up! demo.
It has been a beautiful Monday here in Texas, I hope it’s as equally beautiful tomorrow! Good night friends!
Added to the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant: #139 photo inspiration.
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes.
Oh La La Challenge Blog: #100 on the move.
Stamping Scrapping: the use of pastels.
There’s Magic In The Air: children’s birthday.