The Collins Virtual Show was a delightful and inspiring blur, full of new ideas, products and projects. Orders have been placed with Hero Arts, LDRS Designs, Graphic 45, Picket Fence Studios, Impression Obsession, Concord & 9th, Lawn Fawn, Penny Black, PhotoPlay and Dare 2B Artzy; stay tuned for sneak peeks of all the goodness coming soon to Paper Anthology!
This month’s Make and Take features a gorgeous Penny Black image and Studio 490 sentiment. A simple card made by applying Tombow markers direct to the stamp. A spritz of water and voila, a beautiful, soft, watercolor floral. You can’t tell in the photo, but the flowers shimmer and sparkle with a light touch of stickles;
Still 11 days left before this month’s Christmas Card Club and I already have the card designed! This month I channeled all my favorite things – wood, plaid, gingham and a rustic cabin feel. I used Stampers Anonymous “Festive Overlays” set (another favorite thing) for the main image and sentiment. (die cut with Taylored Expressions awesome stitched and scallop sets). The plaid is a Studio 490 background stamp and the woodgrain is a Sizzix 3D embossing folder. My all time favorite May Arts ribbon, some die cuts from Penny Blackj and Elizabeth Crafts, along with a sprinkling of star sequins from Buttons Galore finish it off (not to mention a bunch of distress ink)!
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Christmas in July is the new challenge at Shopping our Stash! Just perfect for me…I had to come up with a card quick for this month’s Christmas Card Club. I really wanted to play with the new Hero Arts set that came in from the ShopBox as I’ve been all about Scandinavian prints lately, and I really wanted to break out some embossing powders. I embraced my love of green and came up with this:
Background stamp is from Studio 490, inks are from Catherine Pooler and embossing powders are from Ranger. A touch of Antique linen and Tea dye to grunge it up and finish it off!
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This month’s Christmas Card Club card was inspired by the girls over at Jingle Belles.
While their “Hark the Hearald Angels Sing” challenge is over, I was inspired to use a beautiful musical notes background stamp from Impression Obsession. The main image is from Stampendous – colored with copic markers. The card is vintaged up with distress inks and glitzed up with some loose glitter, Nuvo drops and prills from US ArtQuest.
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Good morning! I was up late, late late last night doing my favorite thing – playing in my craft room while the TV played quietly in the background. Well, it was netflix, and not so quiet, but I digress… What was on my craft table? A very odd assortment – a rainbow, a jam jar and a vest – the beginnings of a plan for a class I like to call “a random bunch of cards”. I played with the rainbow first, a quirky stamp set from Concord and 9th. I ended up with a card that was perfect for this week’s challenge at Shopping our stash, since it had a sprinkling of hearts on it. Entirely stamped in an assortment of bright Ranger Archival inks, (carnation red, tiger lily, yellow chrome, vivid chartreuse, manganese blue and violet) all I could think of the whole time was Ranger’s new release for creativation – 12 new mini archival inks to match the Distress line of colors, and we won’t have to wait too long as they should be shipping in a couple weeks. I can’t wait to get my hands on them!!! Anyways, here’s the card, hope you like it!
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