Friday, May 30, 2014

Lawnscaping Blog Hop

 Hello Everyone and Welcome to the Lawnscaping Blog hop!  You should have arrived here from the Tracy's Blog, if not, you can start out here at the Lawnscaping blog!  This month we are working with Purple and Cool Grey :)

I decided to create this whimsical card for my daughter :) I used the inks by ImagineCrafts/ Tsukineko. Love the shimmer of Brilliance inks.

Here is the list for the rest of the hop:

We do have prize too. The details are on the Lawnscaping blog. The prize will be chosen from a comment on any of the hoppers blogs so comment, comment, comment:)
Your next stop for the hop is Sabine's Blog

Playing along with the challenge at: CAS(E this sketch)

and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Supplies: Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Critters Ever After) Lawn Fawn; Inks: (Memento Tuxide Black, Brilliance -Starlight Silver, Pearlescent Purple) Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko and VLVS! Blog Hop

Mixed Media Blog Hop 

 Welcome to the IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog Hop. This week, our two design teams are featuring some amazing projects featuring products from both our companies. Amazing stamps require amazing ink, right?

Mixed Media Prize Package

We're proud to announce your chance to win one of three different Mixed Media Prize Packages from IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! You have until midnight PST on Sunday, May 31st 2014 to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. On Monday, June 1st we’ll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package!

Ready for some inspiration from our artists?

Here's today's posts from IMAGINE Crafts:

Isha Gupta (That's Me)

And from Viva Las VegaStamps!:

Mary Brockway

Here is what I created using the iron off embossing technique:

I stamped the image using VersaMark ink and emboss it using white embossing powder. Now I also want to introduce you to our Tack n Peel. It's amazing stuff, esp. for the stamp which are not mounted. You can re-use it no. of times. Love this product.

Then I sponged some Memento dye ink using our dauber.
Now, I used a hot iron and put copy paper over my embossed piece and removed the embossing powder. love the soft effect.
For the Guitar, I stamped it using VersaMark ink and embossed using our Verdigris embossing powder onto a piece of vellum. Love this color.
Fianally, I stamped the sentiment using Memento Luxe ink and assembled everything together as in the card photo.
More info: 
  If you're just joining us on the Mixed Media Blog Hop, here' the links to the previous days posts: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday   ***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture or the blog’s name) and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

Supplies: Stamps: VLVS! (Geetar, Color Wheel Lines, Smile word); Inks: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (Memento Luxe: Tuxedo Black; Memento Dye: Peanut Brittle, Summer Sky, Pear Tart; VersaMark); Embossing Powder: Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Verdigris, White; Reusable Cling Sheet: Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko (Tack n' Peel)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Home sweet Home

Hello Everyone! So excited today to be sharing my first post at the Lawnscaping blog as the facebook inspiration team member. I created this card after getting inspired by our new challenge theme. Check it out HERE.
I used my new pan pastel to create the background. Love the effect :)

My card:

More later. Have a wonderful crafty day!

Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop

 Hello everyone!! Quickly posting my card, which I created for the PTI challenge. Love the color combo. I used my new dies too!

Here is my card :)

More later!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hello Friend

Happy Sunday Everyone!!!It's time for a new challenge at Paper Smooches Sparks. And it's Designer Draft time.

 I like the sketch :)

Here is my card. I wanted to use some pattern paper and this "friend" word die :) Also, this is my last card as PS Sparks team member. Thank you Kim and Savannah, I really enjoyed  my term :)

So, I hope now you have marked the challenge in your to do list!!

That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by my talented teammates for more inspiration and leave them some love.

Supplies: Pattern Paper: Amy Tangerine; Stamp: (Salutations) Paper Smooches; Dies: (Friends Word and Quotables dies) 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Twine Love

Hello everyone!! Today I am sharing my card over at Timeless twine. 

Here is how it looks. I used the inks and shimmer spritz by Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko. For the supplies I used, check my post HERE.

Have fun!!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Imagine Crafts and Stampendous Blog Hop

Stampendous and Imagine Crafts Header

Welcome to a week of fantastic collaboration between IMAGINE Crafts and Stampendous! We have to admit that our two companies were made for each other and we're proud to have shared a long relationship of working together. After all, what are stamps without ink? The projects created by our artists this week feature IMAGINE Crafts Radiant Neon™ inks paired perfectly with coordinating colors of Fran•táge Color Fragments from Stampendous, along with some of their newest stamp designs and Stack Art kits.

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

We'll be giving three prize packages of 3 Radiant Neon inks and 3 Fran•táge Color Fragments (we'll choose your colors). There will be a bright crafting future ahead of you! Each day we’ll post that day's participating artists. Visit their blog and leave a comment by midnight PST May 25th. We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the five days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog. You must have a U.S. mailing address to win, but we’d love for everyone to hop and comment! You can check out the Official Rules for all our contests if you have questions. STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package 
 So are you ready for some exciting inspiration? Here's who is hopping today:

Kristine Reynolds

Isha Gupta (You're Here)

Tobi Crawford

Penny Ward

Janelle Stollfus

Linda Lucas

Tina McDonald

Here is what I created for you today along with a short tutorial. I used the stamps and fragments by Stampendous and my favorite NEON inks by Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko :)

 First, stamp the background using various colors of inks.

Then, adhere some double sided tap on a scrap piece of paper and on top of it, stick some fragments to it. Die cut the balloons.

Die cut a rectangle from the stamped cardstock and assemble everything as above.

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Timeless Twine Photo fun Challenge

Hello and Welcome to the Photo Fun Challenge by Timeless Twine. It's fun for sure :) For my Paper Smooches post check HERE.

For my creation, I used the Photo Fun Clear stamp by Bella Creationz, Black/Kraft twine and some Brilliance inks by Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko

Now let's take a look at the challenge rules: 
"Linked" post MUST have above "challenge graphic" and linked back to this Challenge Post.  Project MUST be new.
Theme:  "Photo Fun" - Make a project using the theme.  See all the projects the twine-istas created as inspiration!
Colors:  Any
Shapes: Any
Embellishments:  Timeless Twine of course :)  
(If you haven't had a chance to purchase Timeless Twine yet, you may substitute with embroidery floss, hemp, yarn, etc.) Off brand bakers twine will NOT be accepted.

You can purchase Timeless Twine here.
Need just a lil' bit of twine, you can
get 10 yd bundles here.
Or 5 yd bundles here.

Winner will receive:
 (in stock colors only, excludes Christmas and Halloween)
 AND one
by Bella Creationz

Deadline for challenge entries will be May 31, 2014 11:59pm (EST)
Have a twine-tastic time with this challenge! More details and Link your project HERE

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Birthday

Hello Everyone!! I know there was no activity on my blog for some time. Just a few more days to go and then I can be back to normal routine. I do have some scheduled posts coming though. Later in the day, we have a challenge at Timeless Twine blog, so don't forget to miss that. It's fun :)

Today we have the new challenge at Paper Smooches SPARKS. It's an Anything goes challenge, that is easy, you can create what your heart desires as long as you use Paper Smooches

Here is what I have for you. I stamped the brushstroke stamp using various pretty colors of inks by Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (Memento Luxe, Brilliance and VersaColor) I then stamped and embossed the floral image using ImagineCrafts iridescent clear embossing powder. Love the effect. I then outlined it using the white gel pen. Love this subtle shine and effect.

Be sure to stop by  and check more inspiration by my talented team mates. 

Now pop over to SPARKSchallenge blog for the info you need to take part! You can win a 30 $ gift certificate to the PS store  

Supplies: Cardstock: (Marshmallow, Jawbreaker) Bazzill card shoppe; Stamps:  (Positive Strokes, Salutations and Botanicals 1 ) Paper Smooches; Ink: (VersaMark, Memento Luxe - Morocco, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Pear Tart: Brilliance - Yellow: VersaColor - Turquoise, Tropical Green) ; Embossing powder: (irridecent clear) Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko

Monday, May 5, 2014

A New Card and Some Exciting News!!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!! So excited and happy to share with you all that I've joined the Lawnscaping Challenge Facebook Inspiration Team :) YAY!!! I've always loved the cute images by Lawn Fawn.
Thank you Laurel for asking me. I am so honored and excited to be part of Lawnscaping blog.

So it's time for my first Lawnscaping challenge!!
This time it's all about making your own background with stamps.

It's fun to create our own background, so for mine, I first created this beautiful shimmery watercolor background using various colors of Brilliance Pearlescent inks and Memento Luxe inks by Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko. I then stamped over it and die cut the MOM word using Quinn's alphabet die. Then I colored it using Blue brilliance ink and layered it for added dimension. 

Finally, I embossed the sentiment onto the vellum using my white embossing powder from Tsukineko. Love this stuff :) A bit of stitching, glossy accent and sequins for the final touch.

Check out the Lawnscaping blog and our FAB Facebook page
for more info and  some amazing inspiration from the DT's!! 

This fun challenge is sponsored by
Simon Says Stamp!! yay!!! 

Simon Says Stamp Store Blinkie photo SSS_09_2103_zpsc2c6b992.gif

Off to study now! Pls. wish me luck :)