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

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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

LMMS Challenge #169 Mermaid Lagoon

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It is that time once again were we take on another challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  Challenge #169 “Anything Goes!”

I got inky today and tried to create a water background with alcohol inks (Copic refills) and glossy paper and alcohol.  With water, there needs to be a water creature right? I went with a Mermaid. Swings ‘n Slides Mermaid – cute huh? I cut the mermaid in half and flipped her tail behind her (I cut a slot in the paper to tuck the pieces into.)

Recipe:

  • Images: Swings ‘n Slides Mermaid digi stamp available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Sentiment: One with Nature clear stamps at Simon Says Stamp;
  • Paper: White cardstock (PTI), Turquoise cardstock (SSS), Glossy White card
  • Ink: Copics (markers for my mermaid and refills for the background)
  • Other: basic and polka dot backdrop dies (AJVD), Irridescent Blue (Queen and Co.)

Come on over and join in on Challenge #169 – 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 – Gracious Words are SWEET!

Today I have a Bible journal page to share using one of this month’s new stamp sets – Sweet as Honey. This set is a lot of fun and perfect for cards and journaling both. I used the Proverbs 16:24 Sentiment

“Gracious words are like a honeycomb. Sweetness to the soul and health to the body.”

When I read this, it makes me think about how someone reacts when I smile and/or give them an encouraging or kind word. They visibly brighten and stand taller. It really takes so little to offer this kindness and the outcome is so much more.

As I go through the day to day motions, I often look down at my computer, or a report, or any number of things, and while I trudge on without looking up and smiling or speaking to those around me, I realize that it is just as much a loss for me as it is for them because, while they may smile and stand taller from my kind words, I believe I have the same reaction simply by knowing I caused it in another.

This was such a fun page to do and I definitely felt God’s reminder in the message…

Supplies:

  • Ink: I brushed Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo Distress ink onto the page then added the same colors to my craft mat where I spritzed them with water so I could pick up with my brush and flick some droplets onto the page. I inked the honeycomb and verse in Versafine toffee ink and the bee in Versafine Onyx black (on watercolor paper then I embossed with clear). I used metallic white watercolor on the wings and fossilized amber on the body. After it dried, I fussy cut the bee out and glued it in place with Yes! glue – this really works well without pucker the page to much on the back side…

Thanks for stopping by – Remember to offer a kind word to someone today!

Lyn

LMMS Challenge #168 – Thank You Berry Much!

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It is that time once again were we take on another challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  Challenge #168 “Anything Goes!”

I used the sentiment from one new release and a strawberry from another to create a pretty CAS card (loving these colors!) These sets are similar so they go together perfectly! Sunbonnet Strawberry Watering Can and Sunbonnet Strawberry Wagon.

Recipe:

  • Images: Sunbonnet Strawberry Watering Can and Sunbonnet Strawberry Wagon stamp available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Paper: White cardstock (PTI), Parakeet cardstock (PTI), DIgi Design Paper
  • Ink: Copics
  • Other: basic and polka dot backdrop dies (AJVD), corner rounder, Nuvo Drops Ebony Black (for the seeds)

Come on over and join in on Challenge #168 – 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

LMMS Hey There!

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I finally got to play with my scraps and create a background using THIS Splitcoaststampers tutorial. I tweaked the design a bit but it was really fun and what a great way to use up scraps! I colored up Little Miss Muffets’ Jr Hatter Millie, (colored up to coordinate with my scraps) –  I made a fun CAS card but I would love to see what you do with this technique!

Recipe:

  • Images: Jr Hatter Millie digi stamp available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Paper: White cardstock (PTI) Navy card (Bazzill), scraps
  • Ink Image: Copics,
  • Ink Sentiment: Versafine Onyx Black and Clear embossing powder
  • Other: basic and polka dot backdrop dies (AJVD) oval and scallop oval dies (Spellbinders)

You still have a little time to join in on Challenge #167 – 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

LMMS Challenge #167 – You Matter!

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Awe… How sweet is Polka Dot Pals Zaneta? Today, I have a CAS card colored up with Copics. This card is for Challenge #167 “Anything Goes!” She really makes me smile! 

Recipe:

  • Images: Polka Dot Pals Zaneta digi stamp available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Sentiment: from Hugs Stamp Set by Concord and 9th
  • Paper: White cardstock (PTI), Purple cardstock (Recollections)
  • Ink: Copics
  • Other: basic and polka dot backdrop dies (AJVD)

Come on over and join in on Challenge #167 – 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