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Monday, June 18, 2018

STAMPlorations 5th Birthday Celebration

Hi Everyone,

do you know that STAMPlorations is celebrating it's 5th birthday? Time really flies by when you are having fun. I am so honored to have been on this DT since almost the very beginning. Now for this celebration I had to choose my 3 favorite cards to share with you. A difficult task....I easily could have chosen 30, LOL!

My first favorite: 

I made that in June 2015 (see details HERE) using the following two sets
Blooming Buds and VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals. It was one of the few times I tried out the no line coloring technique.

My second favorite:
(see details HERE) is from August 2015.

I also used on of Deepti's sets: Lotus Love


And lastly favorite card #3 
 I choose a newer one (see details HERE)

I made this card with one of my favorite sets - Woodland Friends

In fact, I love this set so much, I decided to use it for my new projects. If coloring is not your thing, you can simply color block and use the stamps as they are. I just added some white accents.

It results in a modern, graphic look. I experimented with stamping on canvas. In this card I used cheap acrylic paint and stamped on the canvas. I did not remove the sticky back, as the canvas becomes see through and I didn't like that. I doodled the frame and added splatters.

For card #2 I used water brush pens, diluted with more water. Patience is not my strength and I stamped onto the canvas before it was completely dry. so the back ink bled a bit. But I actually liked this. Conveniently looks like shading.....

The only difference to the card above is that I heat embossed the sentiment and did not add splatters.

Of course, we want YOU to be part of the festivities!
And that's how it works:
  • Link up your wish list HERE for a chance to be one of five winners of $25 worth of products on your list.
  • Leave comments on this blog and on the designers’ blogs throughout the month for a chance to be one of five winners of a $25 gift certificate.
  • CASE any of my projects and/or any projects from this post and all the posts we’ll be publishing in June. 
  • Link Up your project(s) HERE for a chance to be one of five winners of a $50 gift certificate.
Now, your turn to get crafty, CASE projects and share with us!
CASEing, commenting, and linking up to the wishlist linky party end on July 3. Winners will be announced on July 10 on the STAMPlorations Blog. We're excited to see your beautiful projects fill the gallery.

Before you head to the full project post, check out the amazing June Promotions Shery's offering at the STAMPlorations Store:
  • $5 Birthday Bash Surprise Bags (while supplies last)
  • 50% Off Flash Sale:  Every Monday: select products will be placed in the FLASH SALE category, where they will be 50% off automatically…no coupon code needed. Sale ends every Tuesday night 11:59 pm Pacific. PLUS… take an extra 20% OFF when you use this code: STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
  • Freebie Days:  Every Wednesday to Sunday, all orders (no minimum) qualify for a free item (any in-stock 3×5 stamp or any word/phrase die up to $10 value)… PLUS… take an extra 20% OFF when you use this code: STAMPGIRLCORNELIA

Happy celebrating!
Hope you have time to play along!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Stampotique Challenge #300

Hi Everyone,

we at Stampotique have a very special challenge this month - its Stampotique's 300th challenge! Yeahh to Stampotique! What an accomplishment!!!! 
The theme is "add 300". 

I used the beautiful Flower Frenzy stamp to create this card. I stamped it with Versamark onto water color paper and heat embossed it. Sprinkled orange and gamboge Brushos on it and spritzed ti with water. Let it dry. Die cut the 300 (Papertrey) and again using fun foam. I glued the numbers and fun foam together and then added it into the die cut openings, so now its raised. Stamped the sentiment onto scrap pieces of paper and added Bakers Twine.

Stampotique Challenges run every TWO weeks......
Please remember you can use any stamps for our challenge and you are allowed to have 2 entries per challenge. From all the current months entries we will draw 2 random winners who will each win a 30.00 gift certificate on the first week of the following month.

Have fun with 
Hope to see you at the challenge!

Linking up with:

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Stampotique Art Coins

Hi Everyone,

have you seen art coins yet? It the new thing to do - at least for me. I was not familiar with that until now...Stampotique has an art coin swap and mine went all the way to the Netherlands

I had so much fun making those. They are 2.5 inches in diameter - small, but hey pack a punch ;)
I used a background I made with my gelli plate. The little monsters are colored with Inktense and fussy cut. I also added some words to two of the coins.
All stamps are by Stampotique and the monsters are designed by Kira Nichols. The blah blah stamp you find HERE, the sentiment is  HERE.

Changed my background - which one do you like better?

Happy art coin making!

Linking up with:
Addicted to Stamps and More - anything goes
A Inky Mess - just for fun
Lost Coast to Designs - round and round

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Friday, June 15, 2018

So Suzy Challenge June/July

Hi Everyone,

this is So Suzy Stamps second challenge - just perfect for the season!


The theme is summer cards. And what could be better than ice cream and popsicles in the heat? 

Time to pull out the ice cream stamps  - after all what would summer be without it? I used the fun cone and the popsicle. The fun sentiment you can find HERE.

You probably guessed it - I stamped and colored with Inktense. 

Hopefully I'll see you at the challenge!

The challenge will run from the 15th trough the 14 each month.
You can use ANY stamp, just need to follow the theme.
If you use So Suzy Stamps or Crackerbox Palace Stamps you will have a double change to win.
Winner will be announced the 15th on the next challenge.
Prize will be a $25 Gift Certificate from So Suzy Store.
All projects need to be new and the link need to be directly to post or gallery.

Happy summer card making!

You probably know this by now, but just in case you don't.... We have a new feature here at So Suzy's. 
You get a stamp with every order free.
This month it is THIS stamp: 
We also have a sale going on at this month, this includes all Sports, Fathers Day and Guys stamps:

Linking up with:
Back to Basics and Beyond - heat embossing
CraftaholicsRUs - Kraft paper
Watercooler Wednesday - all about occasions

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Muse Christmas Visions #102

Hi Everyone,

it's my term for the next two weeks to be your Muse at Muse Christmas Visions.

Wondering how I made this card?

I started with a bag I got in Chicago - had to turn it into a card, no way around it.....

I choose an uncrumpled section and did a lot of masking....
The  sentiment stamp is by So Suzy, as is the Santa stamp. I also added some water splatters, sequins and colored some of the windows yellow.

Have fun CASEing this - you can even go with the recycling theme....The options are limitless ;)

So come and play along! You'll have lots of time, the linky list closes at 7:59 AM EST on Monday, June 25.

See you at MCV!

Linking up with:

Time Out - Holidays (it's a one layer card)

So Suzy Stamps - Girl with Balloons

Hi Everyone,

I pulled out some of my older So Suzy stamps for this card.

I always loved the balloon girl and she needed some ink....

I was in a hurry and forgot to take some pictures during the process. Please forgive me....
I fist stamped the sentiment. Then I made the sky with a MFT stencil. I used my Misti and colored the balloons with markers and inked up the girl in black. Redid the balloons a bit with Inktense and added white gel pen accents. Added a strip of Washi tape on the side.

You probably know this by now, but just in case you don't.... We have a new feature here at So Suzy's. 
You get a stamp with every order free.
This month it is THIS stamp: 
We also have a sale going on at this month, this includes all Sports, Fathers Day and Guys stamps:

Linking up with:

Every Moment Matters

Hi Everyone,
It's Katzelkraft time!

Still playing with that big, fat Hermes catalog that I recently got in my mail. If you want to read more about it you can find it HERE. This picture shows Peter Sellers in one of the Pink Panther Movies.

Adorned it with the goose and the chicken from the new animal set. Colored them and fussy cut them. The sentiment is from the set  Adventure Begins.

If you feel the urge to buy any Katzelkraft products, you can also order them in the US from those companies: Topflight StampsFrantic Stamper or Lost Coast Designs

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Addicted to Stamps and More - anything goes

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Stamp Connection #38

Hi Everyone,

Connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Tanja from Little Art Cottage and I) decided to create a monthly project within predefined requirements. We are going to show you the result every 3rd Sunday of the month and this is our ninth transatlantic get-together!

This time it was Tanja's turn to pick the requirements:
summer fun

This was so much fun to make. I colored vellum with alcohol inks, just smeared them with my finger (use rubber gloves...). I die cut a little wavy slit into the vellum. I stamped, colored (Inktense) the dog (Neat&Tangled) and fussy cut him. Inserted him into the slit. 

Also stamped some fish onto my card base and colored them. Stamped the sentiment and die cut the "relax" into the vellum.

Lets check out  Tanja's artwork!

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge
The Male Room - Little Boys (this card definitely has a male vibe, I think)
JUGS - alcohol inks
Card Mania - nautical
Alphabet Challenge - F is for FISH

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