Your Next Stamp Challenge #31!

Your Next Stamp It’s time for the next Sketch and Color Challenge over at Your Next Stamp (YNS)!

This is #31, and you can see all their info on their fun Challenges here

Now on to the photos for the Challenge! They always have 2 you can choose from: a color combo AND a sketch. For the Challenge you must create a project based on the sketch &/or the color challenge. Here are this week’s photos:

Color Combo:

YNScolor-31

 

Sketch:

YNSSketch31

I went with the Sketch this time! Using the Sweet & Cool stamp set, I stayed very close to the actual sketch this time and created a Valentine’s Day card!

Your Next Stamp stamps, Doodlebug Papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

The heart lollipops are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press IT paper, and colored with Copics. I also painted them with my Zig Clear Wink of Stella for some glitter.

Your Next Stamp stamps, Doodlebug Papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

All the adorable papers come from Doodlebug’s newest Release: their 6×6 Sweet Things paper pad! I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Your Next Stamp stamps, Doodlebug Papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

Make sure to head over to the YNS blog to their Sketch & Challenge page to see the Challenge and the other designers’ inspiration!

Your Next Stamp – January Release Sneak Peek

Who would like to see a Sneak Peek of what’s coming for January from Your Next Stamp?! Yup, the January Release (and Blog Hop!) is tomorrow, and you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I have one Sneak Peek on my blog, but head over to the Your Next Stamp blog for more great Peeks!!

Your Next Stamp This new stamp set is called So Stinkin’ Cute, and “Stinkin’ Cute” this little guy definitely IS! The second new product on this card is the Scalloped with Hearts Border die! It is very cute and so fun to work with!

Your Next Stamp February 2016 Release {ValByDesign, 2016) I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT paper, and colored them with Copics. All the patterned papers come from the Beau Jardins 6×6 paper pad. I used a Doodlebug Tangerine Polka Dot Doily, also.

Your Next Stamp February 2016 Release {ValByDesign, 2016) Make sure you come back tomorrow, because we’ll have the entire January Release, a Hop, and a Prize for you!

Happy Crafting!

Pizza my Heart

I was so excited when I won the Pizza My Heart stamp & die set from Lawn Fawn last month! What a cute and hilarious set! For today’s card for the MarkerPOP! blog, I have a fun Valentine’s Day card using those 2 goodies, plus a TON of other Lawn Fawn (LF) products.

I started by stamping the pizza, the slice of pizza, and the pizza cutter from the LF Pizza My Heart stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It paper and colored them with Copics (I’ll list the colors at the end). Then I die cut them out using the coordinating Pizza My Heart die set.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & inks & paper & twine, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I cut the circle tag using paper from the LF Let’s Bokeh in the Snow paper pad and the largest die from the LF Stitched Circle Tags die set. Then I die cut the cream colored layer from a piece of paper from the same paper pad and the largest die from the Small Stitched Square Stackables die set. The bottom layer is from the LF Let’s Polka in the Dark paper pad and the largest die from the Large Stitched Stackables die set.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & inks & paper & twine, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} All the adorable pizza toppings on the cream colored layer are stamped with Lawn Fawn inks:

The final touches were the Zig Clear Wink of Stella painted onto the pizza’s tomatoes & the metal part of the pizza cutter, and the LF Silver Sparkle Twine tied onto the tag.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & inks & paper & twine, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} This card was SO fun to make; I think I’ll make a bunch of them!! Have a great day, and Happy Crafting!

Copic colors used:

  • Crust: E21, 13
  • Sauce around inside edge: R08
  • Cheese: Y32
  • Mushrooms: E77, E79
  • Pepperoni: E07
  • Bacon: E18
  • Dough on side view of slice: E01
  • Pizza Cutter: Handle E57, E59 / Metal C1, C3, C5
  Valerie - MarkerPop!

Owl You Need

Hello! I have a card today for the A Jillian Vance Design blog! Sadly, this will be my last one for their wonderful design team because of my new job that is fantastic, but sucks up most of my crafting time now!

I made a Valentine’s Day card using the Happy {OWL}entine’s Day stamp set. The colored images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored with Copic Sketch markers

Jillian Vance stamps & sequins, MFT papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I cut the card frame pieces with paper from the My Favorite Things 6×6 Homespun Gingham paper pack. The branch is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The sentiment is stamped with Memento London Fog ink.

Jillian Vance stamps & sequins, MFT papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I added AJVD sequins to finish off the card: Snowcap White 4mm, and Pure Gold Satin mix.

Jillian Vance stamps & sequins, MFT papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I want to thank Jillian and Bunny Vance for having me on their wonderful team! Their products are fantastic to work with, and I have enjoyed every minute of working with Bunny and the Team!

Thursday Cuppa Joe

I have a sweet card today for my Thursday Cuppa Joe post on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog!  It’s all kitty sweetness and pastels on this design with a mix of My Favorite Things (MFT) products and Pretty Pink Posh (PPP) sequins. 

I started by die cutting the papers from the MFT 6×6 Neutral Dots & Stripes paper pad, the Avery Elle 6×6 Sorbet paper pad, and a piece of Kraft paper using the MFT Coffee Cup die set. I then stamped the sentiment from the MFT Perk Up stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. The little paw print comes from the MFT You Make My Tail Wag stamp set.

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} Next I stamped all the kitties from the MFT I Knead You stamp set onto X-Press It paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and I colored them with Copic Sketch markers. I glued the cup pieces together and the kitty behind it on top. Then I adhered that down to the striped Avery Elle Sorbet paper that was die cut using the largest die from the MFT Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX die set.

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The sequins are all Pretty Pink Posh: Pink Blush 4mm Cupped, Pink Blush 6mm Cupped, and Metallic Silver 4mm Cupped. Then I painted the cup’s lid and the kitty’s collar with my Clear Wink of Stella Brush Glitter Pen Marker.

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

I’ll be entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New! (to me these are new: the Perk Up stamp set & Coffee Cup die!)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

I hope the cuteness made you smile! Have a great day, and Happy Crafting!

You Turn Me On!

Hi Crafters! Today I’m over at MarkerPOP! featuring a Valentine’s Day card using lots of Lawn Fawn (LF) products (new AND old!). 

I stamped the light bulb and the light switch from LF’s Turn Me On stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT paper, and colored them with Copics. Then I die cut them with the coordinating LF Turn Me On die set. I stamped the sentiment with LF’s Fawndamentals Lobster ink onto Bazzill White paper and die cut it with the LF Speech Bubble die.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I die cut a piece of paper from LF’s 6×6 Let’s Bokeh in the Snow paper pad with the the new LF Scripty XOXO die (twice), then cut the same thing out of a piece of white foam (twice), and glued them together. The oval piece is cut from a piece of paper from the LF 6×6 Let’s Polka in the Dark with the second largest die from the Large Stitched Oval Stackables die set.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I used these LF die sets to cut the remaining pieces of paper: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables die set, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables die set, and Scalloped Rectangle Stackables die set. I added these Pretty Pink Posh sequins:

I finished off the card with painting Zig Clear Wink of Stella onto the XOXO’s, the light switch, and the heart in the light bulb.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The Copic colors I used are:

  • Light Switch: R22, R14, R17 / N0, N2
  • Light Bulb: Y11, Y13, Y15 / R0000 / C1, C3

I’ll be entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New! (these are the newest Lawn Fawn products, AND new for ME, too!)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Hope you got some inspiration! Thank you for stopping by!

Valerie - MarkerPop!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I have a pretty one today, using DeNami Design, and it’s for Valentine’s Day!

I pulled out a pretty stamp called Sweetheart Mimi and sentiment stamp called Happy Valentine’s Day. I stamped them both with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press-IT Blending card paper. The image is colored with Copic Sketch markers.

DeNami Design stamps, Lawn Fawn dies, Echo Park papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015} I used a really cool paper pad by Echo Park called Love Story for all the patterned papers on this card. And I pulled out 2 Lawn Fawn die cutting sets to cut the papers: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables.

DeNami Design stamps, Lawn Fawn dies, Echo Park papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015} I added sparkle with some Crystal 3mm Rhinestone Stickers and Zig Clear Wink of Stella painted on the black shirt, her hair piece, and her earings.

DeNami Design stamps, Lawn Fawn dies, Echo Park papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015} Thank you for visiting today! Have a great day, and Happy Crafting!

Valerie W.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wow, it’s time for me to share my first Valentine’s Day card! I can’t believe it! And I’m doing that with DeNami Design today.

The 2 stamp sets at work here are Monster Love and Happy Valentine’s Day. I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press IT Blending Card Paper, and colored them with Copic Sketch Markers.

DeNami Design stamps, Penny Black paper, Avery Elle & Lawn Fawn dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015} The die sets I used are Avery Elle’s Scalloped Banner Die Set and Lawn Fawn’s Large and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I pulled out this gorgeous paper pad I have, Penny Black’s Beau Jardin 6×6 Designer Paper Pad, and used that for all of the patterned papers on this card.

DeNami Design stamps, Penny Black paper, Avery Elle & Lawn Fawn dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015} The final touches were Taffy Premium Ribbon by American Crafts, 4mm Cupped Pink Blush and 6mm Cupped Pink Blush sequins by Pretty Pink Posh, and Zig Clear Wink of Stella Glitter ink brushed on all the hot pink balloons.

DeNami Design stamps, Penny Black paper, Avery Elle & Lawn Fawn dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015} Thank you very much for stopping by today, and Happy Crafting!

Valerie W.

Monster Love

Today I have an adorable card for Valentine’s Day; I’m using the newest clear stamp set from DeNami Design, called Monster Love

The tag with the windows is Pretty Pink Posh’s Stitched Duo 1 Die. The frame dies are from Mama Elephant’s Creative Cuts Basic Set.

DeNami Design, Pretty Pink Posh, Mama Elephant {ValByDesign, 2015} The images are colored with Copic Sketch Markers:
  • Monsters: YG01, YG25, YG17
  • Hearts: RV23, RV25, RV29
I used Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Cupped Sequins 4mm and 6mm. All the pink patterned papers come from the Echo Park 6×6 Love Story collection.

DeNami Design, Pretty Pink Posh, Mama Elephant {ValByDesign, 2015} I painted the monsters with my Zig Clear Wink of Stella Brush. All the hearts got a thick slathering of Glossy Accents.

DeNami Design, Pretty Pink Posh, Mama Elephant {ValByDesign, 2015} Hope these little guys gave you a smile 🙂 Happy Crafting!

DeNami Design Monster Love Clear Stamp Set

DeNami Design Monster Love Clear Stamp Set

Sending Love Your Way

I’m sharing a card today for the new Challenge over at MarkerPop!

This card could be used for Valentine’s Day, or for any occassion to let someone know you’re thinking of them.

I used these Lawn Fawn products:

Lawn Fawn Lawn Fawn The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press IT Blending Card Paper, and colored with Copic Sketch markers:  

  • Tan Bunny: E50, E53
  • White Bunny: N0, N2
  • Ducky: Y13, Y15, Y17 / Legs: YR68 / Beak: YR04
  • Mailbox: RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
  • Envelope: C1
  • On the edges after I cut them out: 100
Lawn Fawn I painted the envelope with my  Zig Wink of Stella Clear Brush. My white paper is Bazzill Classic Smooth White Paper. My adhesive of choice is always the Crafter’s Companion Extra Strong Tape Runner.

Lawn Fawn

So head on over to the MarkerPop! blog to join in on this Challenge, and see what the prize is!

I’ll be entering his project into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New (the Hello Baby  Stamp Set is new for me!)

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Valerie  

Happy {Hearts} Day

My card for the MarkerPop blog today is a whole lotta cuteness, pink and hearts! 

I used a bunch of Lawn Fawn products:

Lawn Fawn {ValByDesign, 2015} The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It lending Card Paper, and colored with Copic Sketch markers:

  • Blue Jays: B01, B04, B06 / Beaks: YR04 / Scarf & Ear Muffs: Y3, Y15 / 
  • Trees: T0, T2
  • Birdhouse: E21, E23
  • Fox: E04, E07, E19 / E50, E53 / Nose: R05
  • Frame Around Sentiment: C1
Lawn Fawn {ValByDesign, 2015} The pink sky is Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries) applied to Distress Watercolor Cardstock with my 1″ Round Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools

Then I spritzed the finished sky with water from my Ranger Mini Mister Spray Bottle. The snow is little dots of White Enamel Accents.

I painted the frame on the sentiment, and the birds’ scarf and earmuffs, with Zig Wink of Stella Clear Brush.

Lawn Fawn {ValByDesign, 2015} The patterned cardstocked is all from the Pink Paislee’s 6×6 Pen Pals collection. I diecut the oval opening with my MFT Die-namics Stitched Oval die.

The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh’s Sparkling Clear Cupped 4mm  & 6mm

My adhesive of choice is the Crafter’s Companion tape runner.

Lawn Fawn {ValByDesign, 2015}

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I’ll be entering this project into the Lawnscaping Challenge #97: Winter Themed

Lawnscaping Challenge #97: Winter Themed  

… and Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Something New (the Joy to the Woods stamps and die sets are brand new (I bought them today!)

 

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog: Something New

… and Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Make New Friends but Keep the Old (old stamp set Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows, and new falling snow technique of using dots of White Enamel Accents)

Simon Monday Challenge Blog: Make new friends, but keep the old

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you’re keeping warm if you’re in the States; Happy Crafting!

Valerie

Comparing Distress Ink & Copic Ink, and a Small Announcement!

I fall in love a little bit more with this brand every time I use a DeNami Design image; they are all just so adorable & sweet!

DeNami  Blinkie

On today’s card, I’m using Sweetheart Mimi; it’s such a delicate image, perfect for Valentine’s Day coming up.

What I did, though, was stamp her twice on different  kinds of paper and colored with different mediums to see what the difference would look like.  Here is what Distress Ink water coloring versus Copic ink coloring looks like:

DeNami Design {ValByDesign, 2015}

On this 1st image, I stamped her with Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink onto Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper; then I painted the image with water, my water brush,  and Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

DeNami Design {ValByDesign, 2015}

If you’ve never seen this technique before, here is a good video showing the same process that I used:

This 2nd image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It Blending Paper, and colored with Copic Sketch Markers:

DeNami Design {ValByDesign, 2015}

 I don’t have a favorite of the two; I love them both! The watercolor ink looks softer, and the Copic ink is more pronounced. 

On both images, I added Glossy Accents to all the hearts and her shoes; that ended up looking great!

DeNami Design {ValByDesign, 2015}

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NOW, I have a bit of cool news to share!

MarkerPOP

I’ve been enjoying (more like, loving!) being a part of  the MarkerPop design team for almost a year now (here’s the post where I made the announcement that I was going to be joining them); every person I work with and all my fellow designers are just wonderful people! 

Starting tomorrow, I will be stepping in to take the Design Team Leader position! Kelli has been phenomenal to work with: always helpful and encoraging, always right on top of questions and keeping us all in-line and on our toes (hee hee!). It’s my first DT Leader position, so I can only hope to fill her shoes as well as she did. I’m glad she’s sticking around to ease me into the position; and, my fellow designers are awesome ladies, so that totally heps, too 😀

Wish me luck!

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Have a great rest-of-the-weekend, and Happy Crafting!

First card:

Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads      Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper    VersaFine Onyx Black     Ranger Inkssentials Water Brush - Fine Nib       DeNami Design Sweetheart Mimi N135     Glossy Accents   Second card: Copic Sketch Markers  X-Press IT Blending Card Paper  Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink      Glossy Accents     DeNami Design Sweetheart Mimi N135

Happy Valentine’s Day with Paper Nest Dolls’ Love Bubbles

Let’s have another Valentine’s Day card, this time with Paper Nest Dolls! The image today is Love Bubbles; isn’t she just too sweet? Paper Nest Dolls' Love BubblesPaper Nest Dolls' Love Bubbles Paper Nest Dolls' Love Bubbles Paper Nest Dolls' Love Bubbles Paper Nest Dolls' Love Bubbles Paper Nest Dolls' Love Bubbles Thank for stopping by today, and have a wonderful rest-of-the-week; Happy Crafting! ————————————————————————– I’ll be entering this project into the following Challenges: ————————————————————————– Supplies Used: Paper Nest Dolls' Love BubblesXPress Blending Card PaperCopic Sketch MarkersEcho Park 6x6 Beautiful LifeMartha Stewart Punch Around the Page - Flouish LaceLawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Heart DiesLaLaLandCrafts Die - Berry FlourishDie-namics Postage Stamp StaxSizzix Big ShotSSS101382 Only Have Eyes For YouMemento Tuxedo Black InkMy Mind's Eye Indie Decorative Buttons Ginger DirectionTim Holtz Ink Blending ToolTim Holtz Distress Ink - Salty OceanTim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut StainAmerican Crafts ribbon - Jute Spool CaramelZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip MarkerGlossy AccentsRanger Liquid Pearls - FlamingoStickles Cotton CandyStickles Lime GreenStickles YellowStickles True BlueRanger Inkessentials Craft SheetMartha Stewart ScoreboardEK Success Cutter Bee Precision-Cut ScissorsMy Stick Adhesive3D-Dots

By the Campfire

I have a really sweet one today using a Newton’s Nook stamp set, Campfire Tails! It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any day you want to suggest a date night with your significant other 😉

Newton's Nook - Campfire Tails

I altered the original bear image by carefully wiping off the black ink with a wet wipe on the fishing pole before I stamped 

Newton's Nook - Campfire Tails

Then I stamped the marshmallow & stick image onto the bear image, and repaired the black lines where I needed to; it worked out perfectly!

Newton's Nook - Campfire Tails

The stars are all embossed with white embossing powder, and then I added a dot of Yellow Stickles to the larger stars. The smaller solid stars have a dot of Crystal Stickles on them.

Newton's Nook - Campfire Tails

The bear and the campfire are both pop-dotted with 3D Foam Squares

Newton's Nook - Campfire Tails

OK, we need your help now! This adorable bear is in desperate need of a name! There’s a name contest going on over on Facebook; we’d love it if you’d head over and vote!

Help us name our Bear!

Hope you enjoyed, and I’ll be back with another post using one of the Bears from Newton’s Nook stamps on Thursday!

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I’ll be entering this project into the following Challenges:

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Supplies Used:

Newton's Nook - Campfire TailsXPress Blending Card PaperPaper Trey Ink White CardstockCopic Sketch MarkersMemento Tuxedo Black InkVersaMarkZING! White Embossing PowderZAP! Heat ToolStickles YellowStickles CrystalZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip MarkerFiskars Paper TrimmerMartha Stewart Scoreboard3D Foam Squares .25in BlackMy Stick AdhesiveEK Success Cutter Bee Precision-Cut Scissors  

Sending Love

Yes, it’s another Valentine’s Day card today! My toys of choice for the day were all Lawn Fawn 😉 

Lawn Fawn - Bee Mine, and You've Got Mail

I’m using two Lawn Fawn stamp sets for this one: Bee Mine, and You’ve Got Mail

Lawn Fawn - Bee Mine, and You've Got Mail

The pretty falling hearts are made using the Falling Hearts stencil by Simon Says Stamp, Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, and my new fave – the ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker

Lawn Fawn - Bee Mine, and You've Got Mail

I just love this happy little scene, and the adorable Bee! He is too cute!

IMG_3349 Lawn Fawn - Bee Mine, and You've Got Mail

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and have a wonderful day! Happy Crafting! Valerie xo

2/15 UPDATE! I’m thrilled to share that this card was chosen as the Queen of Green in the Lawnscaping Challenge #75: Dots & Hearts

Lawnscaping Challenge #75: Dots & Hearts

Supplies Used:

Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail  Lawn Fawn Bee Mine Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimmings Silver SparkleXPress Blending Card PaperPaper Trey Ink White CardstockCopic Sketch MarkersMemento Tuxedo Black InkSimon Says Stamp Stencil - Falling HeartsStudio 490 Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste WhiteStickles Cotton CandyZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip MarkerGlossy AccentsRanger Inkessentials Craft SheetMartha Stewart ScoreboardEK Success Cutter Bee Precision-Cut Scissors3D Foam Squares .25in Black