LMMS Challenge #172 Sending Smiles!

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For this week’s challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps, (Challenge #172 “Anything Goes!”) I used Cuthbert Breezy for a fun little scene.

Recipe:

  • Images: Cuthbert Breezy digi stamp available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Sentiment: Papertrey Ink
  • Paper: White cardstock (PTI), Turquoise cardstock (SSS)
  • Ink: Copics and Versfine Onyx Black and Clear Embossing Powder
  • Other: basic and polka dot backdrop dies (AJVD)

Come on over and join in on Challenge #172 – Anything Goes!  There are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

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SNSS Christmas Tags

It is still warm, but fall is definitely peeking in and if I don’t get started with Christmas projects now, the next thing you know, it will be here and I won’t have time….SOOOO today’s project, using one of the adorable new sets at Sweet N’ Sassy Stamps called Christmas Blocks Clear Stamp Set, is some fun Christmas tags. I had this huge box of tags in my stash (I’m not sure how long I’ve had them but I’m I thought I NEEDED them at the time and this is the first time I have used them, but they were perfect so I am glad I had them :).

Some ink smooshing, embossed images, and colored pencils, and voila! I hope this inspires you. It is fun and easy to create as many as you need in a sitting. I did the inking on a bunch of them, then the stamping and embossing then brought out the colored pencils, and finally I added the twine and I had a handful ready to go! Is it crazy that now I just want to get a Christmas present to wrap??

Here is a close up of the cute Santa!
Now it is your turn! I can’t wait to see what you do!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

LMMS Challenge #171 AND a Moving Sale Extravaganza!

Now that the kiddos are back to school, Little Miss Muffet is moving to a larger store and that means a sale for you! Barbara says that this will be the largest sale of the year – even bigger than Black Friday. Until September 15, all Little Miss Muffet brand rubber stamps are 50% OFF plus all non-LMMS products are 20% OFF. ( The discounts are automatically applied at checkout and no coupon code is required.)

To get you started, there is a freebie digital called School Elf Pencil and she is adorable. My card for this week’s new Challenge – #171 “Anything Goes!” uses this cutie teamed up with notebook paper digi paper. I love it!

Come on over and join in on Challenge #171 – Anything Goes!  There are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.  Good Luck!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

SNSS The King of Glory!

My page today is In Psalms – the 24th. It talks about the awesomeness of God – He is the King of Glory! – The statement itself is powerful – right?

For today’s Bible Journaling, I revisited Sweet N Sassy Stamp Set – Creative Worship: Child of the King. This set is so wonderful. It is simple yet powerful.

I stamped the image directly onto the page and used color pencils it color it. To keep it simple, I didn’t use any background inks… The “King” stamp actually says “Child of the King” so I masked off all but “King” for my page.

I hope your day is a blessed one! Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

 

Gerda Steiner August Challenge

Today’s card is for this month’s progressive challenge at Gerda Steiner. Her images are so adorable and this little guy one is no exception! I didn’t eat it (yet)! – Birthday Monster Digital Stamp.

If you play along each month, you receive a new free image the next month – it is a truly win-win challenge!

I used some digital DP and colored my little monster with Copics – pretty CAS!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

LMMS – Challenge #170

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So instead of going with an inky background this week, I went a little (read a lot!) out side of my comfort zone and decided to draw a wall for Polka Dot Pals Yael to sit on. It was fun to think outside the box but this is why I leave the drawing to Barbara (haha).

This is for this week’s challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  Challenge #170 “Anything Goes!”

Recipe:

  • Images: Polka Dot Pals Yael digi stamp available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Sentiment: Papertrey Ink
  • Paper: White cardstock (PTI), Turquoise cardstock (SSS)
  • Ink: Copics and Versfine Onyx Black and Clear Embossing Powder
  • Other: basic and polka dot backdrop dies (AJVD)

Come on over and join in on Challenge #170 – Anything Goes!  There are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

SNSS Celebrate!

Today I decided to go a little less CAS and use some mixed design papers (from Doodle Bug Design and some digi papers) i colored up Celebrate! (A Digital Stamp from Sweet N Sassy Stamps).

To go along with the celebrate image/sentiment, I threw some confetti on the floor. It is still pretty simple but it so much fun!! I love it when I can add a birthday card to my stash!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

LMMS – Rainbows and Sunshine

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I am still playing with inks today and tried to create a tie-dye background with distress inks and water color paper.  I used the little distress ink cubes and created a rainbow on my craft mat. I spritzed it with water then laid my paper in it and did a quarter turn to blend. I fussy cut Polka Dot Pals Beatrix and popped her up with dimensionals. I heat embossed a fun sentiment and there you have it.

Recipe:

  • Images: Polka Dot Pals Beatrix digi stamp available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Sentiment Up, Up and Away Stamp set (Papertrey Ink)
  • Paper: White cardstock (PTI), Purple cardstock (Recollections), Canson XL Watercolor paper
  • Ink: Copics (markers for my little girl) and Distress Inks (for the background)
  • Other: basic and polka dot backdrop dies (AJVD), Iridescent Blue (Queen and Co.)

Come on over and join in on Challenge #169 – Anything Goes!  There is still time to play for prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

SNSS – Distress Inks and Embossing Folder Pt 2

Today I am back for part 2 of embossing folders card projects using distress oxides. If you missed part 1 HERE it is. I used the same supplies today as I did yesterday…a honeycomb embossing folder, the bee from the Sweet as Honey Stamp Set and a sentiment from the God is For You Stamp Set (both from Sweet N Sassy Stamps).

For the second card…

  • Lightly tap Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides randomly over the inside/BACKside of the folder (this is the side that does not have a brand stamped on it)
  • Spritz it with water
  • Gently lay the the watercolor paper on top of it.
  • The backside usually has more space to cover so it isn’t’ going to be crisp, therefore, this time I close the folder and run it through my embossing machine
  • Take it out of the folder and sit it aside to dry.
  • I heat embossed the sentiment onto a separate piece of paper with black powder and mounted it onto the background.
  • I heat embossed the bee as well and water colored it, fussy cut it, and adhered it with foam dots. 

Just a reminder – here is the first card:

You can definitely see how different each card is and yet you use the same simple tool and basically the same process for both. What do you think? What is your favorite versatile tool?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Lyn

SNSS – Distress Inks and Embossing Folder Pt1

Do you have any crafty tools that if you were stranded on a crafter’s desert island, you would have to have – no questions asked?? For me that is my embossing machine. I love my dies but I l-o-v-e, love my embossing folders! They can add texture and dimension to a CAS card giving it movement but still keeping it simple. They are versatile in the techniques you can do with them and they are fairly inexpensive. It is one of my favorite things for card making.

Today I used my embossing folders and created 2 different cards. One I am sharing today and the other tomorrow, 🙂 I used distress oxides on both sides of the folder for a stamp/stencil look and a debossed look. I used a honeycomb embossing folder, and paired it with the bee from the Sweet as Honey Stamp Set. The nature theme of the background made me think of the sentiment “God is Always with You” from the God is For You Stamp Set so I also paired it with my cards (both stamp sets are from Sweet N Sassy Stamps).

For the first card …

  • Lightly tap Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides randomly over the inside/FRONT side of the folder (this is the side that typically has the brand stamped on it)
  • Spritz it with water
  • Gently lay the the watercolor paper on top of it
  • Close the folder and allow the color to soak into the paper for a couple of minutes
  • Take it out of the folder and sit it aside to dry.
  • While I didn’t press hard enough to emboss, you can do so even running it through your machine. However, it squeezes the color out a bit and I wanted a more “crisp” image (water color-y crisp if that makes sense?)
  • I heat embossed the sentiment onto the card with bronze power (If you emboss the background, you can’t stamp it directly to the card…)
  • I heat embossed the bee as well and water colored it, fussy cut it, and adhered it with glue dots (three high under the wings for dimension)

 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you tomorrow for part 2!

Lyn