March Stamp of the Month ~ Birthday Time

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring March’s stamp of the month ~Birthday Time (S1803) a set of 26.

If you are coming here from MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

So I am still in love and have not been able to break away from the Stargazer stamp sets so I decided to blend the Stargazer Scrapbooking set with Birthday Time.  

I used a background die that I had in my stash to cut the Pacifica cardstock.  I then chose Canary cardstock to back the Pacifica. I found a flame on my Cricut Subscription which I cut and then trimmed a little to get it to fit with the space ship. I used my silver embossing power on the ship and my markers to color.  For the planets I stamped the Saturn twice once in Ruby and once in Fern.  I cut the Ruby ring out and colored it in, then pieced with the Fern Saturn. I added yellow marker to the other Ruby planet.

I decided to try another background after watching this Video.  So I used watercolor paper and our inks.

I used some washi tape to hold the Water Color paper down. I then used Sapphire ink.  I squeezed the pad together while closed so ink is put onto the top. I then wet the watercolor paper and picked up ink with my brush and painted the paper.  I then did the same thing with Lemon ink but plastered the ink.  I then took my Shimmer Brush and did the same thing as the Lemon.

So for this one I also used the Stargazer Scrapbooking stamp set Fern and Ruby Inks and bitty sparkles.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of March and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!



Color Dare #279 ~ Pacifica, Canary & Cranberry

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #279 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: PACIFICA, CANARY and CRANBERRY with Optional GOLD.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design. You can check out the new rules HERE

I love the Stargazer Cardmaking Stamp set and Thin Cuts!! I also love the new Make It From The Heart Vol 4.  I used pattern 3 on page 10 and lifted one of the cards on page 11 but made it my own.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #279 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday February 22, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s ~ Letter I

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!!

ABC's Blog BadgeThis week we will be featuring the letter “I”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “I” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from DARYLS RECKER’S Blog then you are in the right place.   The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating consultants at the bottom of this post.

For my “I” design I chose INTERACTIVE card,INK and IMPROVISE.  I love penny slider cards and I have seen some of the ones on Pinterest with the circle.  So I decided it was time to step up.

interactive card ~ Rocket ~ penny sider ~ Outta this world ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I used a nesting circle dies. to cut the circles. Then when I assembled the cardI realized my rocket would not cover the penny so I had to improvise.  I took a 3/4″ circle and inked it to match the background.  To create the background I started by stamping the stars with Versamark and used white embossing powder.  I the started with Crystal Blue ink, then applied Sapphire.  I then added a little bit of Black ink.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

  • White Cardstock and Watercolor papers
  • Ink ~ Crystal Blue, Sapphire, Black, Versamark, Momento, Goldrush pigment, Honey pigment and Ruby pigment
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Craft Foam
  • Stamp Sets ~ Outta This World C1523, Doodle Design A1170, and To The Moon B1507

Now it is time to hop on over to WENDY KESSLER’S BLOG and see what she has created for you today.

Here is the full list of participants in case you get lost.

Happy Crafting!

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