Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Losing Buttons to Today's Project

Welcome to my little world of craft puddles! I'm so glad you are joining us here on the hop with Buttons Galore and More, because you can't go wrong with a these embellishments! 

I had a lot of fun creating my project for today using an assortment of buttons that I picked up at my local Craft Warehouse. Why? Because I actually lost the fabulous assortment I received from the folks at Buttons Galore and More!

I'm doing an overhaul of my art studio and those little buttons are somewhere lost in the mess. :) I was so happy to remember that I bought a box of their Haberdashery buttons locally and I called my store to see if they still carried them. BOY, did they and there were so many to choose options. In the end I bought to awesome collections (Scary and Citrus).

Before we move on to how I made my card today I wanted to make sure you knew that our hop is all week long and that there are prizes! You can see all the details every day this week over on the Stampendous blog. Be sure to go back every day for new blog hop lists and more inspiration!


DCP1001 Pop Up Die Set

Cardstock by Bazill Basics®
Colored Pencils by Prismacolor®
Paint by DecoArt®
Buttons by Buttons Galore and More®
Mono Liquid Glue by Tombow®
Foam tabs by Tombow®
Adhesive dots by Glue Dots®
Ribbon by May Arts®


  1. Cut out card base and pop up insert using the instructions with the Pop Up Die Set, or the tips and hints online here.
  2. Stamp and color tree, then die cut with full tree shape.
  3. Use a window die or create your own with strips of paper and glue together for the backdrop of the tree. Alternately, create presents using the dies from the Create Christmas sets.
  4. Glue to back of pop up with foam tabs.
  5. Add buttons to tree with adhesive dots.
  6. Cut tree base from the Create Christmas die cut set and glue to pop up base. Glue the tree to the pop up base and add a tab behind the tree to help it stay upright.
  7. Stamp sentiment and glue to card base.
  8. Adhere bow and buttons with adhesives dots to frame sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and now it's time to hop some more!

Stampendous Blog

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Buttons Galore and More

Monday, October 5, 2015

A Stampendous Haunted Week and Spooky Month

Happy {haunted} Monday! 

Oh boy, are you in for a surprise. I worked up a great little "bendy card" for two very fun reasons. This week at Stampendous is a fun little theme, "You GOT it? FLAUNT it!!" Sooooo, I thought I better get a little spooky and haunt my blog today.

The second reason is also a fun challenge that Stampendous is also a participant in and the design team took the challenge to create a NEW project every day and link it up to the Stampendous blog.

Smeared Ink Blog

So with my best creepy and spooky self, I created a haunted forest.

And a creeky and spooky house.

With a cursed black cat crossing the road.

Windy road to a haunt on a hill.

A haunted house on a hill with a petty graveyard for a view, just to say "Have a Spooktacular Halloween"

Click on any photo to enlarge it, and my camera was on a tripod so I only angled my shots in one direction when taking the close up, so I'm sorry if it makes you feel like your sliding off a hill. lol I guess it might just be you are!


SSC1229 Spooky House Perfectly Clear Stamps
DCS5078 Create Fall Die Cut Set
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil/Shield
EP215 Hermatite PEARLustre Embossing Powder
MPW811 Fran's Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handles (various)

Cardstock by Paper Accents®
Colorbox Pigment Ink by Clearsnap® in Iris, Royal Blue and Frost White
Markers by Copic® (T2, T4, T6, Y31, YR24, YR27, Y35, YG21, YG63, YG93, YG97, B39, BV02, BV04, BV20, BV23, E33, E43, E44, E70, E74, E87, E89, 0 - blender pen)
Colored Pencils by Prismacolor® on owl highlights and leaves
Mono Liquid Glue by Tombow®
Double-sided tacky tape
Craft knife


  1. Cut two pieces of cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, then cut one piece at 2 1/2 inches so there is 2 1/2  x 5 1/2 inch and 1 3/4 x 5 inch flap pieces.
  2. Score the two flap pieces along the short edge in 1/4 - 1/2 inches to use as the edge to glue onto the card base.. On the opposite end create a tab, this example has them 1/4 inch deep and about 1/2 to 1 inch wide. Free-hand cut curves on the long edge for hills.
  3. Die cut grass on skinny pieces of green cardstock. Cut slits across the bottom and glue to the back side of the curve side of the flaps.
  4. Cut two pieces of gray paper the same length as the flaps and cut into curves, one at a time, by first sketching lines in pencil. Color top edges with gray markers and blender pen.
  5. Add more grass panels where needed and set flaps aside.
  6. Dab a corner of sponge with Frost White and rub on craft mat to soften on sponge, then in a circular motion rub onto top half of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch card base.
  7. Using the Picasso as a shield sponge cloud tops with Iris ink on a corner of sponge and premixing into the sponge onto craft mat or plastic plate. Go back over some areas with Royal Blue ink.
  8. Cut green cardstock the size of card base and trim long side into a curve for house hill, glue to card base.
  9. Stamp all images except cat from the Spooky House Perfectly Clear Stamp set in black ink and color.
  10. Cut out all pieces with scissors and/or craft knife.
  11. Begin adhering pieces where desired.
  12. Stamp graveyard, moon and sentiment with black ink onto card base.
  13. Stamp cat with watermark ink and emboss with Hematite PearLustre Embossing Powder, cut out and use black Foam Square to pop up on road.
  14. Adhere ghost onto a piece of clear plastic packaging and then onto flap (as shown).
You can search online for photo and video instructions to make a basic bendy (bendi) card, that is where I started.

Whew! I think that is it! If you have any questions you can leave a comment and I'd be happy to answer them as soon as I can.

You can go back to either the Stampendous blog or Smeared Ink blog for the full hop list, but I guess you can also just hop to Shell's blog and keep hopping! Thank you for stopping by!!!!!!

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Pumpkin Yum-o!

It's a favorite in our family during fall. Pumpkin Pie! It's been a few years, back when we started making trips to the pumpkin patch in preschool that I was handed a recipe for scratch pumpkin pie. If you bought a pie pumpkin you received their family recipe. There is a bounty stock of puree in our freezer that is used for our Thanksgiving pumpkin pie! It is the best ever! Yum-O!

Now that I've got our minds and taste buds wandering around our memories of past pies, I'm going to switch it up and move to the theme this week for the Stampendous team. Pumpkins!!!!!! Bet that wasn't a surprise being my intro and it's the last day of the theme week. Haha.

I'm sharing this Eek A Boo card I made a few weeks back for the All In One theme. It's a pumpkin for Halloween sort and these characters were so fun to color.


Stampendous:W154 Eek A Boo Stamp
SSC1208 Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
DCS5081 Create A Poinsettia Die Cut Set
DWLX7029 Graduated Dot Stencil
DWDMBP Matte Black Embossing Paste
DWDPK Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
FRCK04 Hot Fragments Kit
MEM01 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
MMPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Chameleon Pens®
Ribbon by May Arts®
Mono Liquid Glue by Tombow®
Removable Clear Tape


  1. Tape stencil onto cardstock and spread paste along one side of stencil with palette knife.
  2. At 30 degree angle with paste spreader, sweep paste across stencil. Return unused paste to container, clean rim and close lid tightly.
  3. Remove three sides of tape from stencil using the last tape as a hinge to lift up stencil from cardstock. Set aside paper to dry.
  4. Rinse stencil immediately with nail brush in warm water.
  5. Stamp Eek A Boo onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  6. Trim around image with scissors.
  7. Cut frame die from Create A Poinsettia and cut in half to glue on the top and bottom edges of Eek A Boo image.
  8. Scribble Liquid glue around the middle of the dry stenciled cardstock and sprinkle Hot Fragments over it, tapping off excess and return to container.
  9. Glue down Eek A Boo image onto stenciled cardstock and tie a bow around it with ribbon.
  10. Glue onto card base.
  11. Stamp sentiment from Tricky Words onto white cardstock and color markers. Trim and glue onto card.

There is more inspiration from my teammates today! Please head on over to see what they've created!

Stampendous Stamps

Lea Fritts

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Coffee Lover's Hop and Reason for a Challenge

Hello coffee and challenge lovers! Today is the start of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I'm so excited to be able to hop this time around!

This is a growing group of bloggers who love to sip coffee and tea while making up some crafty goodness, so why not combine them into a hop that includes both! Don't mess with our mugs or messes! LOL

Get all the details and hop list on the official hop site — 

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

With 42 super sponsors and more Flash Sponsors on National Coffee Day (9/29) it's going to be a SUPER FUN hop!

Here's my Fall coffee card. I started out with my favorite brown and red fall colors and then I ended up with a few splashes of blue, green and yellow!

My card is coupled with the new Mix-Ability Challenge on Splitcoaststampers that I'm hosting this week. If your interested in mixed media and nervous to get started this challenge is the place for you. Bookmark the challenge link and when you are done hopping the Coffee Lover's blogs, jump over to the challenge and see what it's all about. We are working 9-to-5 for this challenge!

Stamps: Coffee Talk Perfectly Clear Stamp Set, NK Studios Grunge (Stampendous)
Paper: Mixed Media White (Stampendous), Soft Suede (SU)
Ink: Espresso, Frost White and Cyan (Colorbox), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Recycled Colored Pencils (Tombow), Hole Punch, bubble wrap (if not using the Grunge stamp set)

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