Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Dog Gone for this Birthday Card

Puppies are popping up around the Stampendous weekly theme and the design team is happy that this week is finally here! If you recall a few weeks ago we shared projects with the Kitties Stamp Set and we heard that you all wanted to see the puppies! Well, now it time!

I had too much fun pulling out supplies here and there for this card, but just you know it's possible I might have been carried away in the process! LOL

Even if I did, you can see that down to basics of this card there is a dog stamp, a pop up card die and a sentiment. Everything else is a choice to add it in or leave it out!

I'm hopping with two other teammies today. Please stop by and say hi, give them some comment love and then hop on over to the other event happening on the Stampendous blog with Linnie Blooms!

Now for the details on today's card.


CRS5076 Cling Pop Up Puppies Set
CRS5077 Cling Pop Up Forest Set
DCS5076 Pop Up Puppies Die Set
DCP1001 Pop Up Die Set
SSC1223 Dog Sayings Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
CP811 Creative Palette
EP113 Ruby Red Embossing Powder
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
VM001 Versamark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®

Cardstock by Core’dinations®
Sketch™ Alcohol Makers by Copic® (E0000, E81, R01, R02, R39, R56, E 23, E37, E44, E59, C00, C2, C4, C5, C7, C9, BV23)
Acrylic Paint by DecoArt® in blues, greens, tans and browns
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Scissors or Paper Trimmer


  1. Fold a 4 1/4 x 11 cardstock in half for finished size of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.
  2. Create a blue and green monoprint and let dry. Use the instructions with the Pop Up Die Set to create the inside of the card. Glue in place.
  3. Stamp and color leaves from Cling Pop Up Forest and puppy from Cling Pop Up Puppies stamp set in Memento black ink and color.
  4. Use coordinating dies to cut out pieces.
  5. Create a brown and tan monoprint and let dry, then cut into dog eared panels for a fence. Glue together with two horizontal strips of monoprint paper and glue to large tab at the card fold.
  6. Glue leaves and puppy onto fence. Adhere additional leaves to fill in other pop up tabs and top edge of card.
  7. Stamp sentiment from Dog Sayings with watermark ink and heat emboss with Ruby Red embossing powder.
  8. Finish outside of card using project, Pop Up Puppies Bow Wow by Janelle Stollfus.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New Fabric Fun with Linnie Blooms

Welcome to the Linnie Blooms and Stampendous Fabric Fun Collaboration week! 

When Stampendous was at CHA they found this wonderful new company and immediately thought of hundreds of projects to make, so guess what we get to do this week? Yes we do!

I'll tell you a little secret, at one point during CHA Laura at Stampendous asked us if there were any companies we thought would be fun for a collaboration week, so I went to the Winter 2015 CHA interactive booth layout and looked through all the companies that were there and wouldn't you know I thought among a handful of companies, Linnie Blooms products would be fun to use! So now you must know how excited I am about this week. Yay!

Okay, so you might be interested maybe about some prizes and link lists, then maybe my project for today, so that's the order of my post. Let's get going on it!

PRIZES!!!! Prizes are randomly selected from commenters who provide somewhere in the comment, their online profile or blog that they are a resident of the US or Australia for these prizes. If there isn't a way to find that information, a new commenter will be randomly picked. Don't miss out!

Stampendous will be giving away to 3 (three) US commenters, 
The Stencil Specialists (Australia's distributor of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils) will be giving away to one commenter on the Stampendous
  • Stampendous Stamp
  • LL-sized Dreamweaver Stencil of your choice
  • Silicone buttons mould
  • Stampendous Embossing Powder (your color choice)
Linnie Blooms will be giving away to one commenter from their blog posts during this collaboration
  • All New DIY Home Decor Kit
WOW! Sounds like a good hop to comment! {wink} Now on to our hop list!

Janelle Stollfus - you're here with me now!
Now for my project that I'm sure you would rather see than learn about all the goodies you could win just for leaving me and the rest of the designers this week, some comment love. Right?

I received these cute little canvas file folders from Linnie Blooms and my first thought was what do you normally do with a file folder and that just stumped me, so I decided to start painting them and see what idea sprouted from the colors and patterns that emerged.

I ended up with a small mixed media notebook!

A sewn-in muslin bias tape bookmark

A front pocket for stickers, golf pencil, etc.

Each page with an encouraging sentiment.

Finished notebook!

V310 Be Yourself Rubber Stamp
NKCRS04 NK Studio Fiesta Stamp Set
SSC1213 Life Words Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set

DWDEPT Dreamweaver Translucent Paste
DWLX7029 Graduated Dot Stencil
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife

Linnie Blooms:
Mini File Folders Set

White copy/printer paper
StazOn™ Jet Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Americana™ Acrylic Paint  by DecoArt® in Melon, Salem Blue, Spicy Mustard and Snow White
White Gesso by DecoArt®
Matte Decou-Page™ by DecoArt®, (Linnie Blooms recommends Americana™ Sealer Spray)
3-in-1 Craft Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Black thread
Sewing Machine
Flat and round paintbrushes
Muslin fabric
India Ink Pen (Optional)


  1. Apply white gesso to Mini File Folder with paintbrush.
  2. Apply white gesso to four muslin fabric strips about 3 x 6 inches in size. Set aside to dry.
  3. Allow a drying step between each painting step that follows.
  4. Paint file folder with Spicy Mustard paint.
  5. Paint and smear section with Melon paint.
  6. Apply Translucent Paste with Palette Knife in a few areas onto the file folder with the Graduated Dots stencil.
  7. Paint swirls with round paintbrush using Salem Blue paint.
  8. Brush black pen over a few of the zigzag stitches of the Mini File Folder for accents. (Optional)
  9. Stamp flower twice in black onto one of the muslin fabric strips.
  10. Paint flowers with Melon and adding highlights in Spicy Mustard and Snow White.
  11. Cut out flowers when dry.
  12. Fold a gesso muslin strip into thirds for bias tape and sew down center with zigzag stitch. Paint as desired.
  13. Stamp Be Yourself onto muslin strip and paint as you like, trim and sew onto front of folder with secure stitches at the beginning and end to form a pocket.
  14. Hand stitch buttons onto flowers.
  15. Hand stitch muslin bias tape onto the back side of one flower (or machine stitch before adding button).
  16. Glue flower petals together around bias tape.
  17. Cut 10 sheets of copy paper into 6 x 4 inch pieces. Score at 3-inches for a 3 x 4 inch folded size. Make a total of 20 sheets from paper.
  18. Stamp with black ink the sentiments from Life Words Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set onto bottom right corner of pages.
  19. Machine sew bias tape bookmark inside and on the back flap of the Mini File Folder.
  20. Machine sew paper into center spine of Mini File Folder.
Whew! Thanks for sticking with me!

This is also a great sample for the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability Challenge, MIX121: Better Work Those Quads. My four? 1.) Fabric, 2.) Paint, 3.) Ink, and 4.) Thread / buttons or Embossing Paste

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It's Time for Picnic Fun

Hi folks! It's a picnic here today in my crafty puddle. I'm hanging out with a few other designers that are sharing this picnic theme and all the goodies are from Stampendous!

Stampendous Blog

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Louise Healy 

Janelle Stollfus - that's this craft puddle

Jennie Lin Black

Here's my Life is a Picnic card that was featured in the April 2015 Catalog for Stampendous and you can also find this project along with some other great samples on the Picnic Spread product page. 
This was a fun stamp to color and it did make me a little bit hungry for fresh fruit. When we create these samples we are months ahead of the season, so when it's cold and snowy we are really ready for a sunny summer picnic like this one.

Well here is how a created this card with links to the Stampendous products, and here is the link to see this project on the Stampendous website as well.


P266 Picnic Spread
G126 Life Picnic
DP111 Detail Black Embossing Powder
CP811 Creative Palette MonoPrinting Plate
VM001 Versamark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
MPW811 Mixed Media Paper
SSH57 Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Handle

Cardstock by Core’dinations®
Sketch™ Alcohol Markers by Copic® (B000, B01, B41, B45, B93, B95, B97, B99, BV08, BV20, BV23, BV31, G46, G82, G99, R01, R02, R22, R24, R39, R46, R56, Y11, Y13, Y21, YG17, YG21, YG63, YG67, YG93, YG97, YR24, YR30, W0, W1,T4, V12, V17, V93, E11, E13, E15, E35, E37, E47, E74, E87, E95, E97, E99)
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
White Acrylic Pen by Liquitex


  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch cardstock in half for a top folding card base with a finished size of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.
  2. Create some coordinating monoprint paper to go with your colored cardstock. Trim down and adhere to card base.
  3. Stamp Picnic Spread and with black ink and color.
  4. Stamp Life Picnic with watermark ink and emboss with Detail Black Embossing Powder.
  5. Sketch a border with a white opaque marker (Liquitex Acrylic Pen used).
  6. Adhere image onto colored cardstock. Cut three pennant tails from textured cardstock and sand. Glue to the backside of the image panel and adhere onto the card base.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Stampendous and Clear Scraps Blog Hop

It's time for a little hoppin' and having fun! The Stampendous team is back for a second round of posts to share our creativity and also our flat out fun creating with these Clear Scraps products. A big thank you for the generous products they sent us to play with this week (there's even more to play with later on this year, too!)

There are prizes! Just head on over to the Stampendous blog (see below) today to see the details. The short of it, comment on our blogs - those playing this week in the collaboration - and then wait until next week to find out if you won some of the same goodies we have shared with you this week!

Now here's the fantastic line up for today, and it looks like you are halfway through the list now that you are here!

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Janelle Stollfus
Asia King

Tenia Nelson

Jamie Martin

Clear Scraps Blog

Okay, I really wanted to see what I could do with a 8 x 8 inch album they sent me and the cover took off in a whole different direction. I guess I was impressed with how well the paint, stenciling paste, ink, well just about anything I tried, looked on this clear canvas. I'm calling it a mixed media clear canvas.

The Look was stamped on one side, made opaque on the back side with white paint and a high density sponge. The template that is included in the packaging was used to mask the face when Penned Friend was stamped off with paint. The last step was sponging black onto the back of the pennant so it had a smoky look to it.

As you can see from the photo above there is a lot of fun layering for the base canvas. Let's just say it started with a monoprinting session directly added to the acrylic canvas and left to dry before adding layers and layers of stamping on both sides of the clear acrylic album.

It ended with some stenciling with Translucent Embossing Paste and after removing the stencil carefully sprinkling Gold Micro Glitter over it and tapping off the excess

Oh and I added some lipstick to "Look" so she wouldn't look so pale. 

This project was a play in techniques and I a lot of fun with it.


CP475 Creative Palette Rectangles
CRS7005 Cling The Look Set
H315 Penned Friend
NKCRS03 NK Studio Grunge Cling Rubber Stamps
MG02 Gold Micro Glitter
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle


LJ901 Mosaic Swirls Stencil
DWDEPT Translucent Embossing Paste


Acrylic 8x8 Regular Album by Clear Scraps®
Small Pennants Banners by Clear Scraps®
Sketch™ marker by Copic® (R35)

StazOn Jet Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Satin paint by DecoArt®
Snow White paint by DecoArt®
High Density sponges or daubers
Gold wire (optional)
Heavy duty hole punch

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