Friday, 15 February 2019

Rinea - Bee Themed Card

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new Rinea project share, using Rinea Foiled Paper!
This month we are partnering with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.
This means that for both of my Rinea projects this month,
I will also be using their fabulous stamps!

Today I am using the gorgeous 
Earth Tones Foiled Paper Variety Pack,
from Rinea.

The stamps I'm using are:
Bee Girl and Thank You Beeing Friend.

Here's the card I made:


The colors of the foiled papers in this Variety Pack
were just perfect for the BEE theme of my card!
I used some dies to create a background scene for the stamps.


I stamped the sentiment, matted it on the Gold Glossy Foiled paper,
and then adhered it in place using foam tape.


I stamped the Bee Girl Image, colored her with markers,
and then added Stickles to her wings.
I fussy cut her out, and also added her in place with foam tape.
Isn't she sweet?


Here's a final look at the finished card:


Other Materials Used:
 Doohickey Dies;
Star Dust Stickles;
Memento - Tuxedo Black Ink;
Spectrum Noir Markers.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back later this month with another combination post
for Rinea and Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps! 
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Here are all the links for you:



Thursday, 14 February 2019

Sparkle N Sprinkle - Shower of Tulips Tag

Happy Friday, my friends!

Friday means it's time for a new project share for Sparkle N Sprinkle!
This week I'm sharing a tag that I created:


Here's what I used from Sparkle N Sprinkle:

Stamps: 

Embossing Powders: 

Coloring Mediums:

Ink: 

Adhesives:

Tools/Dies:

Other Materials:
Recollections Cardstock, Celebrate It Ribbon,
Stampin' Up Decorative Label Punch.

Before we get started, I'd like to apologize for the quality of some of my photos today.
I took them on a new mat, and I had no idea that the mat interfered with the photos until it was too late.
I've had to play around with them to tone down the psychedelic waves that were happening. 
Taking photos in Winter in Saskatchewan is always interesting, 
but I will never use this mat again! lol

Okay...here we go:
I began by stamping out the tulip image, 
I colored it with the Nuvo Markers.
I then fussy cut the image out.


I cut a piece of cardstock that measured 4 1/4" x 7" and angled the corners, creating my tag base.
Using the Mini Blender Brush
all around the edge of the tag base.
Then I set it aside to dry.


Next, I took a lighter coral piece of cardstock,
along with the same Nuvo Mousse and Blender Brush,
and the Mini Designer Template Dots & Dashes.
I stenciled the design to the center of the cardstock.


Here's a closer look a the gorgeous shimmer and dimension.
When it was dry, I trimmed this piece down to 3 1/2" x 6 1/4",
angling the corners to match the tag base.


I stamped the sentiment from the Shower of Tulips Rubber Stamp Set,
I then heat embossed it with the beautiful Beach Cruiser embossing powder. 
I punched the sentiment out,
and the punched the same punch out of the dark coral cardstock.


I tied a big double looped bow from a matching sheer ribbon. 
Here are all the pieces ready to assemble into my finished tag.


I used the Tear-ific Tape to adhere the smaller tag onto the larger tag base, 
and to adhere the sentiment onto the punched cardstock.
I positioned it to one side, forming a shadow behind.
The umbrella and sentiment were adhered in place using foam tape. 
Finally, the bow was added to the top of the tag with Tear-ific Tape.





One last look at my finished tag:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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:




Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Arnold Grummer - Introduction to Handmade Paper

Hello, my friends!

I'm excited to be sharing my first post 
as a member of the Arnold Grummer Design Team.

We recently had a wonderful blizzardy day...
...it was the perfect day to spend making paper!
I've got a great little stash for my first few projects.

I love to create projects using handmade paper.
To actually make the paper myself is even better!
There's just something about the texture of it that is so lovely.
That's why books are always my favorite handmade paper project to create.
They just feel so good in my hands! ;o)

So I knew that my first project for Arnold Grummer would be a book!

If you're not interested in some extra ramblings,
you can find my full book tutorial here:


Here's a peek:


Materials Used:

Dies: Tim Holtz - Alphaneumeric, 
Spellbinders - Romantic Rectangles Two;
Small piece of Silver Velum;
Glue Stick;
Double-sided Tape;
1 yard Sheer Ribbon.

How I did it:
I followed all the directions in the PAPERMILL Papermaking Kit to make my paper. 
I began by recycling our town school newsletter. 
We get one in the mail every month, and they're always a lovely color. 
So I'm hoarding them all to make paper.


The January newsletter made this beautiful colored paper.
I made several sheets of plain colored paper,
then I added the Iridescent Flakes to one page for the cover.
Here's a close-up of that:


Isn't that pretty?
Here's another look at my finished book.
You'll find a complete tutorial on just how I put this book together over on the Arnold Grummer Blog.
There will be lots more photos and information there for you!



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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'm really looking forward to sharing more handmade paper projects with you 
in the months ahead!
It's so much FUN!

Oh, you'll want to check out the resource page over at the website. 
You can watch Arnold Grummer himself demonstrate how to make paper! 

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Here are all the links:




Clear Scraps - Heart Wood Phone Stand

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!

Today I'm sharing another of the fabulous wood phone stands!
It's called the Heart Wood Phone Stand,
and you can find it HERE.

I used the 6" Plaid Stencil from Clear Scraps to decorate it.

Isn't it a pretty piece?



It's made up of two pieces of wood.
The one just slides into the slots in the other, once it's been decorated.


I used a rose pink Pickling Gel to for my base later.
Then I applied the Prima Sparks - Butterfly Spells through the stencil.


It's got such beautiful shimmer and shine!


It's so pretty on it's own,
and so practical once you put your phone on it!


Other Materials Used:
Delta Pickling Gel - Rose Pink;
Prima Art Alchemy Sparks - Butterfly Spells.

Clear Scraps Products Used:



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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back with another project share next week! :o)

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Here are all the links you need:

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Mirtillamente Craft Shop - SNOW? Card

Hello, everyone!

I'm back today with a fun share for
Mirtillamente Craft Shop!
This is a wonderful shop located in Italy!

Spring is right around the corner, right? ;o) 
So we have to finish using all of our fun Winter products!
I still had lots of my fun Echo Park Stickers left. 
That is what inspired this card:


Here are the products I gathered for my project:
The Echo Park - I Love Winter 12 x 12 Sticker Sheet
White Cardstock Card Base - 4 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Piece of Heide Swapp - Magnolia Lane Paper - 4" x 9"


I began by adhering the decorative paper to the card front.
 It already looks frosty, doesn't it?


Then I looked at the Sticker Sheet and saw that many of the Stickers said "SNOW". 
I decided that would be the title of my card. 
So I began by using the letter stickers to add "SNOW" to the top of my card. 
I then added a question mark behind it.
 I also added a border sticker to underline it.

Next, I added the SNOWMAN sticker, with a snowman beneath it. 
I then added the Snowflakes sticker. 
To fill in the gap, I came back and added three pretty silver sequin snowflakes.


For the bottom half of the card, 
I added a Snowflake sticker, beside the Snow Day sticker.
Finally, I added the "Snow Much Fun" with the cute little penguin sticker!

I think Snow, Snowmen, Snowflakes, and Snowdays are just Snow Much Fun! 
I Love Winter! :o)



So for a finishing touch, 
I added the "I Love Winter" Banner Sticker to the top left corner of the card.


All together it's just a card full of Winter goodness!


There was even a fun sticker for the inside of the card:


 With that...I wish you all Warm Winter Wishes...
quick...before Spring arrives!  



Thanks so much for stopping in today!
I'll hope to see you again very soon! :o)



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Here are all the links you'll need:

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Sparkle N Sprinkle - Introduction Post

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to my first DT post for Sparkle N Sprinkle!
I'm very happy to be joining this fun team,
and promoting this great shop!

If you're not familiar with Sparkle N Sprinkle you're in for a treat!
This shop is located in Florida and is full of fabulous stamping/scrapping products.
New stamps are released each month,
a combination of digital and rubber versions. 
Oh, and wait until you see the selection of glitters and embossing powders! Wow! :o)
(pssst...you'll find a discount code posted after my project!)

For my first project, I've created a card using a digital stamp.
This is from the new set called Showers of Tulips.

Here's my card:


Sparkle N Sprinkle Products Used:


New Showers Of Tulips Digital Stamp Set, DIGI923J




*There is an option of buying each digital set separately, or as a bundle. I've included links to both options, since I used something from each set on my project. 

Here's how I did it:

I began by choosing the wreath from the 923J set, and the bow from the 920J set. I used the Print and Cut on my Cricut Explore to print/cut them out. Then could be fussy cut by hand. The wreath could also be cut out with a circle die. I chose the sentiment from the 923J set and printed it out.


I created a 5 1/2" card base from matching green cardstock. 
Then I trimmed my sentiment down to 3 1/2". I rounded the corners to ensure nothing poked out beneath the wreath.  


Using a grid mat to ensure straight lines, I added a line of 1/8" Tear-ific tape around the edge of my card front. I placed the tape 1/8" from the edge. I crossed over at the corners, as shown in the photo. 


I peeled off the paper backing, and sprinkled the diamond dust liberally over the exposed tape. I burnished well with my fingers. It's so sparkly that it messed with my camera focus! lol


I adhered the sentiment to the center of the card front.


Using my fingers, I shaped the bow to give it some extra dimension. 


Then I added some Brushable Glue to all the spots where I wanted to add some glitter. I used tweezers to hold it, and liberally sprinkled the Diamond Dust over the wet glue. It will dry completely clear.


I added the wreath in place over the sentiment using foam tape. When the bow was dry, I also used foam tape to adhere it in place on the wreath.  



See how beautifully that Brushable glue dried on the bow?


Here you can see all the lovely dimension:


One final look at the finished card:


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

* * * * *
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: