Sunday, July 24, 2016

Happy Day - Pion Design


Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created for Pion Design today. I’m still enjoying the wonderful Mister Tom’s Treasures collection. I had a lot of fun creating a nautical scene for this page with repeating circles, flowers, a sailboat, netting, and some postcards. I’m definitely missing the sound of the waves and the sand beneath my feet.


A gathering of cousins like this only happens about once a year for my family as we are living quite far from each other. We like to round all the kids up for a photo when we can. This happy pic will join the rest that we have collected over the generations.

Pion Products:
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Bullseye PD7402
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Old Factory PD7405
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Tags PD7412
Pion Design Palette – Pion Blue VIII PD6133

Friday, July 22, 2016

Tando Creative + Stampendous Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Tando Creative + Stampendous Blog Hop! If you've arrived here from Laura's blog you're in the right place. If you're stopping by today for another reason and would like to join us on our inspiring hop and have the chance to win an amazing prize package, please visit the Stampendous blog to start the hop from the beginning.

I altered a binder for this hop using a piece from the Elephant Bunting, and Stampendous Spoonful of Rust, Fran-tage Hot Neon Fragments (Hot Blue), and the Nathalie  Kalbach Elephant Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set.


Instructions:

Step One: Cut fabric to size and glue to the front and back covers of a binder. Cover the spine of the binder and the cut edge of the fabric with washi tape.

Step Two: Position the stencil from the Stampendous Elephant Set onto the center of the front cover of the binder. Apply gesso over the stencil. Let dry.

Step Three: Layer embellishments over the stenciled portion of the front cover.

Step Four: Heat set Spoonful of Rust and some Hot Blue Fragments onto an elephant from the Tando Creative Elephant Bunting. Apply red acrylic paint to the Foam Stamp from the Elephant Set and stamp onto the chipboard elephant. Let dry. Attach the ear and a googly eye to the elephant. Secure the elephant to the front cover of the album.

Step Five: To finish the album cover, attach a gold elephant pin, a pair of bows and some sentiment stickers.

I've had this binder in my stash for several years and I may actually use it now that it has had a facelift! The Stampendous products are super fun to use. I love that I'm able to add texture and color in a single step!

I hope I have inspired you today! The next stop on the hop is Janelle's blog.


Tando Creative is offering up this amazing prize package of stencils and chipboard! To enter the prize draw, simply leave a comment on each blog in the hop. The lucky winner will be selected on July 29th.


Stampendous is giving away 3 fun prize packages. To be eligible, leave a comment and where you live for each day on the Stampendous blog, Tando Creative blog and the designers blogs. Each comment is an entry to win one of THREE terrific prize packages. This is open to commenters with a US and UK mailing addresses. Each prize package includes a Tando Creative Mini Heart Printer Tray plus Stampendous NK Studio Fiesta Stamp Set.

Here is the full hop list for today:
Dana{You Are Here}

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dream Card - FabScraps


Hi! I'm sharing a card that I created with the stunning Shabby Rose collection from FabScraps today. I had a lot of fun embellishing chipboard for this card.


I've used a mix of acrylic paints, gold embossing powder, pink pearls, and vellum to transform this mirror for the focal point of this card.


I've added a second piece of embossed and painted chipboard for the sentiment. I finished this card with a gold pearl pen and a sprinkling of glitter for even more shine. If you're a floral print lover, this collection is a must-have. If you love this card as much as I do, please visit the FabScraps blog for the full supply list and detailed instructions.

Butterfly Arch - Tando Creative


Hi! Tando Creative has teamed up with Stampendous this week to bring you a double dose of inspiration and an exciting blog hop on Friday. I created this mini arch with one of the inner cut arches from the Triple Arch Layered Frame and some Fran-tage Color Fragments. I love to use the inner cut pieces from Tando designs for additional projects. This layered frame comes with 9 inner cut arches, so one can create a fun set of mini arches in addition to the layered frame!

I used Powder Blue and Sage Fran-tage Color Fragments with clear glue to add a layer of color and texture to my arch. Once I had a solid base of color, I added a piece of Grass Flexistrip, which I painted with green acrylic paint, and a butterfly. I then sealed the arch with a layer of glaze and let it dry overnight.

I added a piece of gold leaf ribbon and an inked sticker sentiment the next day. I finished this piece by coloring the edge of the arch with a gold paint pen.


You can find the products that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! Be sure so visit the Tando Creative and Stampendous blogs all week long for more inspiring projects! Come back tomorrow to see what I created for the Tando Creative + Stampendous Blog Hop and for details on how to enter the prize draw!

Here are the links for the hop today:

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Be Fearless Junk Journal - Clearsnap + Craftwell Blog Hop Featuring Teresa Collins

Ink and stamps provided by Clearsnap. Embossing Folders provided by Craftwell.

Hi! I'm sharing a junk journal I created for Clearsnap today. Teresa Collins has a fantastic line of Wood Mount Stamps and ColorBox Pigment Ink with Clearsnap and a fun series of embossing folders with Craftwell. I created this junk journal by using embossing folders in two different ways; first to emboss cardstock, and second to create my own monoprints with a Gelli plate and ColorBox® Pigment Ink by Teresa Collins. I then combined my embossed papers and monoprints with ephemera and stamped patterned papers to create this funky one-of-a-kind journal to document my fun Summer memories. I'd love to have you stop by the Clearsnap Blog for the full tutorial!

Clearsnap Supplies:
Craftwell Supplies: Teresa Collins Edition Embossing Folders: Twill Herringbone, Snapshots
Other Supplies: Gelli Plate, Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Ephemera, Embellishments, Ribbon, Lace

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Misty - FabScraps


Hi! I'm sharing the first layout I've created for FabScraps today. I've used the gorgeous Shabby Rose Collection (C85) to document this old family photo. The horse, Misty, in the photo belonged to my Great Grandfather. Misty tried to bite my Mother when she was a girl and they never had a great relationship after that. My Mother and I are slowly organizing our family photos, and when she came across this one, she was happy to pass the picture on to me!


I framed the photo with layers of fussy cut flowers, chipboard, metal embellishments, and stenciled designs. FabScraps offers coordinating stencils, chipboard, and embellishments for each of their collections, which makes designing so much easier.


The Shabby Rose Collection features several different designs of floral prints with vintage hinges. I highlighted that design element by creating a set of doors to cover my layout. If you'd like to recreate this, or a similar, layout for yourself, please visit the FabScraps blog for the full instructions.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Gecko Galz July Projects


Hi! I'm sharing the card I created for July for Gecko Galz. If you're a Gecko Galz fan you will want to check out the new Summer releases! I cut this feathered sentiment card from the new Scripted Digital Collage Set. There are so many fantastic sentiment cards to cut for use on cards and layouts or in planners and Project Life memory keeping.

I chose this image for the fun color palette and the feather. I recently purchased a set of mirrored feathers from Clear Scraps and was excited to use one on this card. After matting the sentiment card and attaching it to a patterned paper card base, I embossed the feather with gold and orange embossing powder. I left a portion of the feather untouched to show some shine. I finished this card with some metal pearls.


I created this card for the Gecko Galz July Customer Challenge. The theme this month is Sun, Moon and Stars. I found this image in the new Sun Moon Stars Digital College Set. I kept the design simple to let the beautiful image shine. I embellished this card with an embossed chipboard moon and a scattering of raw chipboard stars.

We'd love to have you join the Gecko Galz Challenge this month! There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz. It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers. The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!


Lastly, I created this small mixed media plaque with a portion of the free stamp I have to offer this month. The full stamp is almost 8.5x11 inches, so there is a lot to love! Maybe you can print the stamp and take it poolside for an adult coloring session! I hope you use this stamp to create something fun!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Believe It's Possible Card - Gecko Galz


Hi! I'm sharing the card that I created for the Gecko Galz July Customer Challenge. The theme this month is Sun, Moon and Stars. I found this image in the new Sun Moon Stars Digital College Set. I kept the design simple to let the beautiful image shine. I embellished this card with an embossed chipboard moon and a scattering of raw chipboard stars.

We'd love to have you join the Gecko Galz Challenge this month! There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz. It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers. The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sun and Moon ATC - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing my take on the Recipe Theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I created this sun and moon ATC with 1 embossing folder, two ribbons and 3 gems. I embossed a White-Lined Artist Trading Card with a star embossing folder. I then added a splash of red/orange ink for a pop of color. I found a wonderful quote on Pinterest about the Sun and the Moon that reads:

Sometimes, I think of the sun and moon as lovers
who rarely meet, always chase, and almost always miss one another.
But once in a while, they do catch up, and they kiss,
and the world stares in awe of their eclipse.

My black and white ribbon symbolize the orbits of the sun and moon. The black and white sun and moon images are from the new Gecko Galz Sun, Moon and Stars Digital Collage Set. I finished this card with some clear gems and some dimensional paint.

You can find the ATC that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Joy and Happiness - Pion Design


Hi! I'm sharing a layout I created for Pion Design today. I combined the To My Valentine and Mister Tom's Treasures collections and turned time back to 1952 to document this vintage photo of my Grandmother with her dog Taffy. I wish I could travel back in time to know my Grandmother in her younger days where she enjoyed chasing after this sweet pup at our family lake house. I will visit the same spot this Summer where I can feel my Grandmother with me in spirit.


I stenciled clock pieces onto the background of the paper and tucked several clock faces and pocket watches that I cut from patterned paper between the layers of photos. The “Feeding and Care Of Your Dog” border strip was just perfect for this page!


I softened the design with bits of lace, some fabric flowers, and butterflies.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Pion Design Supplies:
To my Valentine - Love Song PD6808
Mister Tom's Treasures - Pocket Watches PD7409
Mister Tom's Treasures - Borders PD7410
Mister Tom's Treasures - Memory Notes PD7411
Mister Tom's Treasures - Tags PD7412
Images from the Past - Mister Tom's Treasures PD1616

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Catching Waves Card - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing the card I created for the Under the Sea theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I absolutely love the fish from the Boat Hanging! I covered the fish with a layer of bright orange embossing powder and attached him to a simple shaker card.


I recently created this mixed media board with the other fish from the Boat Hanging Set. (Yes, you get two of these cuties!) Please CLICK HERE to read more about how I assembled this piece.

You can find the products that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Clearsnap + CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop!

                                    Chalk ink, stamp, and tools provided by Clearsnap. Scissors provided by Westcott. Adhesive provided by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Hi friends! I'm super excited to be a part of the Clearsnap + CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop! Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you've arrived here from Dawn's blog you're in the right place. If you're visiting my blog for another reason today and would like to be inspired and have a chance to win a fantastic prize package, you can start the hop from the beginning by visiting the CardMaker Magazine Blog.

It’s moving season. Many of my neighbors have moved, are in the process of closing on a new home, or are preparing their house for an upcoming move. As a military wife, I'm used to saying goodbye. This time around, many of my good friends are leaving the area before me. It's always hard to be the last to leave, but I'm also excited for the families that are moving into this great area. I thought it would be fun to make some housewarming cards.

I love using chalk ink because of the versatility of the ink. It has a fantastic dense luster, it is fast-drying, blendable, and ideal for a variety of fun surfaces. I used chalk ink on watercolor paper, cardstock, and acrylic to create this celebratory card.

Supplies:


Step One: Fold and trim a piece of watercolor paper to 4.5 x 4.5 inches. Use a 4-inch square die to cut a window in the center of the top of the card.


Step Two: Stamp a city scene onto the top center of the die-cut square from Step One using the Clearsnap CityScape 3-inch Wood Mount Stamp and ColorBox Blackbird Chalk Ink. Heat Set the ink.


Step Three: Use decorative edge stencils, or freehand draw, a trio of rolling hills onto green cardstock. Cut out the hills and use an Art Dauber to apply ColorBox Chive Chalk Ink to the top edges of the cut cardstock. Heat set the ink.


Step Four: Layer the green cardstock and use adhesive to attach the hills to the bottom of the stamped watercolor paper from Step Two. Center and mount the scene onto a piece of 4.5 x 4.5 inch watercolor cardstock. Use scissors to trim any excess cardstock.


Step Five: Apply ColorBox Periwinkle Chalk Ink onto a stamp block or other slick surface. Use a wet paintbrush to apply color to the sky portion of the scene. Dry the ink with a heat gun.


Step Six: Use a ColorBox Stylus and Foam Tips to apply ColorBox Periwinkle, Huckleberry, and Dahlia Chalk Ink to acrylic houses. Press the ink into the acrylic using a stamping motion. Dry the ink with a heat gun. Caution: The acrylic pieces will be hot! Allow the acrylic to cool before handling!


Step Seven: Adhere the city scene to the back side of the window of the 4.5 x 4.5 inch card base. Use clear glue to attach the houses along the bottom edge of the window. Place a clear sticker onto a piece of fabric ribbon and attach to the top left corner of the window. Cover the seam of the sentiment banner and window edge with a small button.


I'm ready to welcome my new neighbors! This card will pair well with a dinner, bottle of wine, or plate of baked goods. I'd love to know what you think! How do you welcome new homeowners?

The next stop on the hop is Carisa's blog. Here's the complete hop list:

Dana Tatar {You Are Here}
Clearsnap


For more details on how to enter the prize raffle to win the above selection of ink and tools, a $50 value, please visit the Clearsnap blog.
  • 71530 – Chalk Petal Point: Primary Pastels
  • 71508 – Chalk PaintBox: Mercantile
  • 69050 – ColorBox Stylus Handles 3-pack
  • 69038 – ColorBox Stylus Tips 3-pack Oval – 2 packages