Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Arnold Grummer and Stampendous Earth Day Blog Hop

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Hello, friends and visitors!

Welcome to our Earth Day Blog Hop for Arnold Grummer
and Stampendous!
Today I'm using more handmade paper from my blizzard day stash!
This is what I made:



I had so much fun making this one! 
Here's how I did it:


I began by recycling some black and white junk mail into handmade paper,



Then I used this fabulous Stampendous WindowRama Die Set
and did some cutting.
You can see the two front frame pieces were cut from a different paper.
That was my Sewing Pattern handmade paper.
Then I went in with some Perfect Pearls mists,
and sprayed as follows:
Forever Blue - Background;
Green Patina - Front Frame and Leaves;
Heirloom Gold - Frame Insert Pieces.


Once the mist was all dry,
I used Memento Tuxedo Ink to stamp the lovely scene on the blue background. 


When we consider Earth Day,
and any changes we should make,
we do it for the generations to come.
So I thought a child in my scene would be appropriate!


Then I simple had to adhere all the pieces together.
Finally, I punched some tiny little butterflies out of one of the leaf pieces,
and adhered them in place.



Here you can see the pretty shimmer!
The handmade paper took it beautifully!


Here's one final look at the finished card:


Thanks so much for looking at my project!
Now onto all the Blog Hop business!

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One lucky winner will receive a
 
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Tuesday, April 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on the

Arnold Grummer Facebook page on Wednesday May 1st.

We can’t wait for you to see what these amazing designers have created!


Enjoy the hop, and thanks for joining us!

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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Sparkle N Sprinkle - You're My Hero

Hello, my friends!

It's Friday, so it's a new post for Sparkle N Sprinkle!
Today I am featuring the New You're My Hero Digi Stamp,
from the April Release!
This Set is loaded with multiple images, 
in both the pre-colored and black and white options.

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, don't they? 
So I thought I would share a more generic Hero card.
It could be given to any of the heroes in our lives,
although I know mine will be going to my husband! ;o)


Products Used from Sparkle N Sprinkle:

Stamps:

Inks:

Embossing Powders:

Glitters:

Adhesives:

Tools/Dies:

Other Supplies:
Cardstock - White, Yellow


1. I began by printing out the pre-colored star image, and the sentiment, on white cardstock. Then I gathered all my materials.
2. I trimmed my printed pieces to the sizes I wanted. Then I cut cardstock mats slightly bigger: first in yellow, and then in black.


3. I added the Tear-Ific tape around the outside edge of the yellow cardstock mats. I removed the paper from the tape, and covered the exposed adhesive with the Crystal Ice Glitter. I burnished it well with my finger. Then used the Glitter Brush to clean up all the extra bits. 
4. On the top layer of the star image, I applied a generous layer of the Brushable Glue. Over that I sprinkled the Crystal Ice Glitter. I tapped off all the excess, and set it aside to dry. Once dry, I brushed it with the Glitter Brush to remove any left-overs. 
5. I brushed the printed sentiment with the Static Free Bag. I went over the word "Hero" with the VersaMarker. I sprinkled it with the Black Detail Embossing Powder and heat set.
6. Use more Tear-Ific Tape to adhere all the layers together. Once it was all layered up, I used foam tape to mount the sentiment in place. Mount everything on a white cardstock card base.


Here's a close-up look at the embossed "Hero", 
and all the pretty glitter.


The top layer of the stars sparkle beautifully!


Now it's a special card...worthy of our Heroes! :o)



I'll be back next week with another Sparkle N Sprinkle project!
In the meantime, head over to the store and check it out!
You can take my code with you...it's: NancyDT10

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However, before you go...there's more news!
SNS has a Challenge Blog with a monthly challenge.
The challenge is always Anything Goes IF you include
loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking!
OR you can use an SNS Stamp - digital or rubber!

Wait...there's more! lol

SNS also has a very active Monthly Creative Challenge on Facebook!
There are lots of other fun events going on too!
I look forward to sharing them with you! :o)

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Here are all the links:




Saturday, 20 April 2019

ScraPerfect - The Best Cleaner Ever!

Happy Saturday, my friends!

Today I'm happy to be sharing another post for ScraPerfect!  

I'm going to keep this post short and sweet!
I know that you're all busy with your Easter celebrations,
and overloaded on chocolates and other goodies.
I appreciate you popping in for a peek!




Today I'm sharing my first experience with the Best Cleaner Ever!
Well, I should clarify that statement. 
My handy assistant (aka - my husband) used the product.
Due to health issues, I don't typically use cleaners!
(That's my story...and I'm sticking to it!)
My trusty assistant steps in whenever a cleaner is required.
When I was telling him what arrived in my ScraPerfect DT kit,
I didn't think he was even listening.
A few days later, he asked me where that cleaner stuff was? lol
Quite some time ago, he had taken a pair of my pliers from my craft room.
He had been using them for several things, and the rubber handles had become quite sticky.
You know how that plastic can get...yucky!
He had tried un-stickying (yes, it's a word) it with rubbing alcohol, 
and some other special cleaner he has.
Nothing was working.
He said I couldn't take photos of him doing the job though! lol


He simply sprayed the Best Cleaner Ever directly on the handles.
Then he used a cloth to wipe it off. 
There was one spot that needed a second treatment. 
He was very happy with the results.
I was also happy to have my pliers back unstickied!

He did say that there was only a very slight odor.
I was happy to hear that, 
and it means that I can safely use this cleaner myself. 
However, why would I when I have such a trusty assistant? lol
I've already found a couple more projects for him to work on
using this great product. 
Here are some close-up photos of the bottle:



Sounds like the Best Cleaner Ever should be in
every home and garage everywhere! :o)

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Now enjoy your celebrations and Easter Dinner:
visit with your family, enjoy a walk, or have that nap!
I'll see you again soon!

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Thursday, 18 April 2019

Sparkle N Sprinkle - Where Flowers Bloom Card

Happy Friday, my friends!

Since it's Friday, it's a new post for Sparkle N Sprinkle!
This week I'm featuring another new set from the April Release.
It's a gorgeous flower set called Botanical Ruffled Peony!

Here's my card:



Products Used from Sparkle N Sprinkle:

Stamps:



Embossing Powders:



Ink:



Adhesives:


Embellishments:


Tools/Dies:


Other Products:

Celebrate It Ribbon, Foam Tape.

Here's what I did:


1. I began by heat embossing the Peony and the sentiment, 
on a piece of 5" white cardstock, using the Ebb Tide embossing powder.


2. Then I went on to stamp the Peony on another piece of white cardstock, using the VersaFine Clair, Charming Pink Ink. I was only concerned with the flower itself.
3. I immediately sprinkled the stamped image with the clear embossing powder, and heat set it.
4. Then I fussy cut around the flower.
5. I then adhered the fussy cut flower into place, on top of the green embossed image, using foam tape.


6. I made a 5 1/2" side-fold card base from white cardstock.
7. I added a 5 1/4" pink cardstock mat to the front of it.
8. I adhered the card front in place.


9. I added a number of Party Pink Crystal Drops to the card front.
10. Finally, I added a sheer pink ribbon bow to the stem of the flower.


The Ebb Tide embossing powder is so lovely!
Look at all the beautiful colors in it!


One last photo that displays all the pretty shine!


I'll be back next week with another Sparkle N Sprinkle project!
In the meantime, head over to the store and check it out!
You can take my code with you...it's: NancyDT10
With that you can get 10% off your purchase! :o)
* * * * *
However, before you go...there's more news!
SNS has a Challenge Blog with a monthly challenge.
The challenge is always Anything Goes IF you include
loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking!
OR you can use an SNS Stamp - digital or rubber!

Wait...there's more! lol

SNS also has a very active Monthly Creative Challenge on Facebook!
There are lots of other fun events going on too!
I look forward to sharing them with you! :o)

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Here are all the links:




Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The Robin's Nest - Easter Cards

Hello, my friends!
I'm back today with a new project sneak for The Robin's Nest.
You'll have to head over to the blog to see all the details.
You'll find it HERE.








Other Materials Used:
Cardstock - Recollections;
Stickles: Star Dust;
Ranger Glossy Accents;
Digital Images - Gecko Galz.

Robin's Nest Products Used:


Fresh Mowed Grass Dew Drops

Sunflower Dew Drops

Black/White/Silver Dew Drops

Black/White/Silver Dew Drops


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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back with another sneak in a couple of weeks!

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