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Alison the Witch from Tiddly Inks

Greetings! Today I am sharing a project with you that features Alison the Witch from Tiddly Inks. She is my favorite image from Tiddly Inks (though I LOVE so many!). Why? Well, you may have read this story before, but this particular image was actually made for me by Christy Croll, owner and artist of Tiddly Inks. I won a contest several years ago, and I got to give Christy some design cues on what I wanted the image to look like. And this image is just perfect! I use her whenever I can.

I colored Alison with my Zig Clean color markers, using some of my favorite colors. She was stamped on to Canson Mixed Media Paper, which is my favorite to use with these markers. I had plans on adding all sorts of layers and embellishments for this card, but as I was making it, my direction totally changed. That's one of the fun things about creating things though, right? Seeing how your original idea morphs into a new one? Love that.

So you'll notice that this photo is a little dark. But th…

Birds and Bones

Hello! The Stampendous July Catalog has loads of new goodies for your holiday crafting. Tons of Halloween, Fall and Christmas images from all our licenses as well as our own Fran Seiford, plus lots of new surprises, will all go live for retail sale at http://www.stampendous.com on Friday, June 30th. This week our team is each sharing a favorite project created for this catalog to give you a little sneak peek of what's to come. Some of these great stamps may already be available in your local stamping or scrapbooking store! I love the new Andy Skinner set called Birds and Bones, so I knew I had to use it as my preview for all of you. It's of course great for Halloween, but I will be using it all year round. Remember that the Stampendous website at www.stampendous.com is offering Free Shipping through August with any order of $50 or more! Use Promo Code TEAM717 at checkout. Here's how I made this card. Supplies:
Stampendous:
ASCRS10: Birds And Bones Stamp Set
DP111: Detail Blac…

Stylized Whale Tag

Hello! This week the Stampendous team is sharing projects with the theme of "Keeping it Cool." So lots of fun, Summery things will be showcased. For my project today, I have a tag featuring the Stylized Whale. I love this whale so much. I can imagine coloring him up in so many different ways. 

Supplies:
Stampendous:
P302: Stylized Whale
DP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder
R284: Starry Swirls Stamp
EK222: Beach Embossing Powder Kit (Pacific Blue & Chunky White)
STF082: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Others:
Imagine:
Memento Markers in: Love Letter, Lady Bug, Tangelo, Cantaloupe, Dandelion, Pear Tart, Cottage Ivy, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Grape Jelly
VersaMagic in Night Sky
Fireworks! Spray in Bahama Blue and Danube Blue
VersaMark Ink Pad
Staples: #5 tag
Scrapbook Adhesives: Foam Squares
May Arts: Ribbon

Directions:
1. Stamp the Stylized Whale on to Mixed Media White Paper using Onyx Black VersaFine ink.

2. Heat emboss the whale with Detail Black Embossi…

CSI Case File #231

Hello there! I am excited to share that I am a Guest Detective with C.S.I. Color, Stories, Inspiration. This is my first time playing along with this scrapbooking challenge, and I am really excited to join in with Case File #231.
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Here is the Case File.
I thought that the Case File had so many great elements and aspects to it, and I knew I wanted to use photos from the lake that is near our home. I found some fun pictures from one of the times we walked our dogs to the lake. Looking over the case file, I was inspired by the mushrooms, and used a few from Stampendous. They were colored with Memento Markers and then fussy cut. My layout's background was made by stamping the Summer Leaves Perfectly Clear set all over with Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink.

The Case File prompted us to have our journaling inside of a pocket, which I made out of a deep green cardstock. I wrote about how we love to explore the beauty of what is practically …

Stylized Whale

Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team is showcasing, "Where the Wild Things Are." You'll get to see lots of fantastic animal projects all week long. Today, I am sharing one of my favorite projects from the April catalog...the Stylized Whale. 

Supplies:
Stampendous:
P302: Stylized Whale
L270: Whale of a Time
DCP1005: Fitted Frame Set A
DWLG713: Amsterdam Flourish
DWDEPT: Translucent Paste
EK22: Beach Embossing Kit
DWDPK: Palette Knife
STF082: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
VM001: VersaMark Ink Pad

Other:
Zig Clean Color Markers: 031, 032, 033, 035, 036, 037, 038, 041, 042, 045, 047, 048, 049, 302, 303, 400
My Colors Cardstock: Sky, Seafoam, Deep Indigo
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue


Directions:
1. Stamp the Whale with VersaFine ink on Mixed Media Paper. Color with Zig Markers listed, then fussy cut.

2. Stamp the sentiment on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine ink. Color with 031, 032, 041, 049.

3. Die cut the sentiment using the small "L" Fitte…

Sharing Handmade Kindness

Hello! I am a big fan of Jennifer McGuire. Her techniques and videos are always so inspiring, and she just seems like a fantastic person. If you haven't watched her videos before, you can check out her YouTube Channel HERE. She is always sending her friends cards, something I really do't do enough. And, she frequently mentions how important it is to simply share handmade kindness. With everyone. I love this idea, and she is encouraging people to participate in this "movement" to share handmade kindness. I am going to participate, and the card I am sharing today is the first example.

I am so in love with the Vintage Flowers set from Altenew, I knew I had to use them on some of the cards I make to share with friends. I used 4 colors of ink from Imagine to create the layered flowers. All were VersaColor. I used Smoke Blue, Heliotrope, Violet and Grape. The leaves were done with Memento ink in New Sprout, Pear Tart, and Bamboo Leaves. It was pretty simple to choose my co…