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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Winter Birds

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and got some new crafting supplies, because you know, you never have enough!  Today I'm sharing Winter Birds from Stampendous with you, even though Christmas is over this image can still be used for winter themed cards.

Winter Birds is stamped in black, watercolored, tied with May Arts ribbon then mounted on a red card made from Coredinations textured paper with Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Shaved Ice was then glued on the branches as snow.

Now go and enjoy the after Christmas sales then come home and craft!!!!!

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Winter is Merry!

I really could have used these ice skates a couple of weeks ago to get around town! We had some beautiful snow that made not so beautiful ice on the roads but my son was happy, he got 3 snow days!!!  I took a picture of this beautiful fountain and I was surprised they didn't drain it before the freeze...hope it still works in the spring.

Now on to the card.
1.  Ice Skates were stamped with black and colored with pencils.
2.  Cut out with a Spellbinder die and before removing the image from the die, sponge with blue ink and layer onto a dark blue panel.
3.  Randomly stamp a card with Winter Snow in blue ink.
4.  Cut and 1 1/2" strip of Fran's Sticky Panel, lay it across the card and remove the carrier.
5.  Use a snow flake punch on the carrier and place the snow flake back on to the sticky panel to use as a mask.
6.  Using Blue Encrusted Jewels, sprinkle the elements onto the tape and heat with a heat gun.  Remove the snow flake mask and sprinkle with white glitter.
7.  Mount image to card, apply Dot Sparklers to some of the snow flakes and the corners of the Ice Skates.  Stamp Merry from the Holly Bird set at the bottom in black.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Time For Love

This new release Stampendous sentiment "Have I Told You" is going to be one of my favorite Valentine's Day stamps this season.

1.  The sentiment is Have I Told You? by Stampendous which was stamped with Versamark and embossed with white (Stampendous), then sponged with Walnut Stain to make the words stand out.
2.  The hearts were die cut using Spellbinder dies.  The red and black heart were sprinkled with Shabby White Embossing Enamel (Stampendous) the heated from the bottom.  The jute was wired ribbon that I had cut the wire edges off of.
3.  The Circles were die cut and the tan circle was stamped with Summer Days (Stampendous) in Latte Adirondack ink and the edges were sponged.
4.  The tan panel was dry embossed with a key folder and sponged with Walnut Stain ink and then rubbed with Deco Art Metallic Luster in Black Luster.
5.  Everything was glued with Beacon 3 in 1 glue and the sentiment was popped up using 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Here is a picture of some of the product I used.

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It is cold and icy at my house today so I am pretty much staying inside keeping warm...a great time to craft!! :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Joy, Christmas is in the air!

I'm ready to nibble on some candy canes too!  This stamp is named Candy Joy and the little mice really look like they are enjoying their candy. 
This card was quick and easy to make with the image stamped in black, colored with pencils and layered onto gold paper. 
The red card is sprinkled with Shabby White embossing powder and heated from underneath the paper so it doesn't blow away.
The snow flakes are punched out of Fran's Sticky Panels and embossed using the Red Encrusted Jewels set.
The sentiment was stamped in black and rubbed with a gold Brilliance pad and layered onto gold.
Stamps and embossing powders are from Stampendous.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Stampendous and Clearsnap Blog Hop Time!!

This week Stampendous joined forces (and products) with Clearsnap. For over 20 years Clearsnap has been bringing you premium stamping innovation. They’ve always had fantastic products, new ideas, and excellent customer service. We’re really proud to be partnering with them this week to create some fun projects with our images and their inks.

Today I have a tag to share with you and here is how it was done.
1.  Spritz a manilla tag with walnut ink (any brown spray will do), let dry.
2.  Stamp Music Score on the left side with Mudslide Archival ink by Clearsnap and randomly stamp Merry from the Holly Bird set with the same ink, stamping several times before reinking.
3.  Glue decorative paper to the bottom of the tag and stamp the top portion of the tag with Winter Snow using Top Boss Watermark ink and emboss with Shabby White embossing powder.
4.  Tie brown ribbon around tag and glue on a red poinsettia (Michael's).
5.  Stamp Christmas on tan paper with Mudslide Archival ink, rub edges with Top Boss Watermark ink and emboss with Shabby White embossing powder.  Glue to tag and add a red Dot Sparkler.

Now hop on over to see what the other designers have made today and be sure to comment on each for your chance to win a prize!!!!

Jamie Martin-You are here!
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hoo Doesn't Love Stampendous and Clearsnap?!

This week Stampendous is joining up with Clearsnap to bring you some crafty goodness!

Friday we'll do a big blog hop with PRIZES!! Be sure to stay tuned as we have fun all week with our friends from the Clearsnap Blog.

This super cute Santa Hat Owl was stamped with ColorBox Archival ink in black and colored with pencils.  Glossy Accents was used on the fur part of the hat then sprinkled with Crystal Glitter.   The edges were sponged with ink from the Metallic Petal Point.  Winter Snow on the background panel was also stamped with ink from the Petal Point.  Red Dot Sparklers were placed in the top corners. 
The card was then assembled with decorative papers.

Don't forget to stop by Friday for our blog hop and chance to win a prize by commenting on the posts...how easy is that?!

Here is who you can visit today. 

Jamie Martin (That's me!)

Asia King

Clearsnap Blog

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Vintage Holly Bird

Right now I'm really into kraft, tan and brown colors paired up with other colors.  Today I paired kraft and tan with burgundy and gold to make an elegant Christmas card.  Stampendous has a great new stamp set Hollly Bird Perfectly Clear Stamps that has the bird and sentiment used plus other pretty stamps.

The image was stamped and embossed with gold then watercolored.  The edges were torn, rubbed with Versamark ink and embosses with Jeweled Gold embossing powder that is beautiful and glittery in person.  Dot Sparklers were added to the crown and on the holly berries.  The paper on the bottom is decorative paper that I've had for a while, I'm a paper collector and  hoarder so I'm trying to use it up to make room for new!!!

Be sure to stop by next week for a Blog Hop, Stampendous is joining with Colorbox to bring you wonderful cards and crafts!

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Season of Peace

Dove Music (Stampendous) is such a pretty stamp I just had to use it to make a card!  The Dove was stamped on white paper and watercolored then cut out and layered onto white sparklely paper and cut out again.  Fran's Sticky Panels (Stampendous) were cut into strips, layed onto the card then Gold and Red Encrusted Jewels (Stampendous) were used.  The final touch were the pearls, one for the eye and three on the left side.

Now today I will be preparing for the storm that will be rolling in today and for about a week of below freezing weather!  I know for some of you this is no big deal but I'm from sunny warm Southern California and so NOT used to this, brrrrrrrr. 
Stay warm and stop by tomorrow to see a Christmas card with a vintage look :)

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Here Comes Santa

Santa Air Drop from Stampendous is  a great full panel image for your cards.  This is colored with pencils then sprinkled with Blue Encrusted Jewels.  The sentiment is Holly Bird Perfectly Clear Set and I love that the words are separate so you can stamp them in different colors.

Hope my U.S. friends had a nice Thanksgiving!  Today I will be out enjoying Black Friday, fun, fun, fun!  Be sure to stop by next week for another Christmas card :)

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Pretty Pointsettias

(Yes I know Poinsettia is spelled wrong in my title but I can't change it or it will mess up my link...sorry guys)

These big Poinsettias by Stampendous are perfect to fill a card.  The music was stamped first then the Poinsettias were embossed with gold and watercolored with Adirondack Inks which is a dye ink and it worked out perfectly.  I was afraid the music would smear since it's also a dye ink but it didn't, yay!  Glitter was added to the center for just a touch of bling.

Stampendous is sold out of this popular stamp but if you would like to get it, it is available at Stamplistic.

This Poinsettia was colored with watercolor pencils with a very similar effect.  Since the image is embossed I took the color off the pencil with a wet brush rather and coloring directly on the paper since I didn't want the embossing to chip off.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Card Time

This is my favorite time of the year for card making!  Lots of gold, glitter and beautiful colors, so to start off this season I'm sharing a card featuring new stamps from Stampendous.

This Gifts Kiddo is colored with pencils with glitter glue on the hat and cuffs and Dot Sparklers on the shoes, collar and the upper corners of the card.  Winter Snow is stamped on the cream panel with Gold and Copper Brilliance.  Then for the 3 snow flakes, I used a punch with Fran's Sticky Panels (a clear double sided adhesive sheet), placed them on the card and embossed with Shabby White powder. To glue everything down I used Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, its fast drying.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Burglar Kiddo

Here is my last Halloween post for the year.  I stamped the cute little Burglar Kiddo from Stampendous, colored him with pencils and applied orange Micro Glitter to the hat, mask, shoes and flashlight. 

The sentiment is from the Haunting Background, it's a large background stamp but I only inked up the portions I wanted with a Versamark pen.
Then stamped it.
And embossed with Carnelian powder.
The corners of the card are stamped with the web from the Halloween Charms set and a couple of little plastic confetti spiders are glued to the webs.

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Here in Oklahoma the leaves are starting to change and they are beautiful!  We have been here for almost two years, from California so it is still new and exciting to us.  I was actually able to get my son Greg to sit for a picture with the tree of changing leaves behind him...it only took a little begging haha.
Have a Happy Halloween tomorrow!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Halloween Time!!

This owl is so cute, I thought googly eyes would be perfect on him!  Take a look at the sentiment, I used it yesterday on a card but just the "Happy Halloween" and today I used the whole stamp.  It's a great way to get a lot of different uses out of your sentiment stamps.

1.   Stamp Wicked Owl on white paper with black ink, color with watercolor pencils and cut out.
2.   Apply Orange Micro Glitter to the band on the hat and Lavender Micro Glitter to the broom stick.
3.   Cut out and glue on googly eyes.
4.   Stamp Witching You on yellow paper with VersaMark ink and emboss with black powder that has been mixed with Multi Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter.
5.   Sponge edges with butterscotch ink and layer on black paper.
6.  Use and embossing folder to emboss a spider web on orange paper, tie with ribbon and glue to a back card.
7.  Mount Witching You and layer Owl on yellow and black circles. 

Glitter- Orange Micro Glitter, Lavender Micro Glitter, Multi Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter
Staedtler watercolor pencils, googly eyes, ribbon
Paper- white, black, yellow, orange cardstock
Cuttlebug spider web embossing folder

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Is In The Air

Last week I posted a card using this Mirror Mirror stamp from Stampendous and today I'm showing how to use the same stamp to make a different looking card.
1. Stamp Mirror Mirror on white paper with black ink.
2. Mask mirror and sponge with purple ink.
3. Remove mask and color with watercolor pencils.
4. Apply Glossy Accents to leaves and flowers.
5. Wrap corner with ribbon and layer onto sparkly black paper and mount to an orange card.
6. Stamp Witching You onto white paper with black ink, cut out and sponge edges with orange ink.
7. Layer onto green paper and cut out.

Ink-Black StazOn, Ranger Purple Surf
Adhesive- Beacon 3 in 1 Glue
Staedtler watercolor pencils
Glossy Accents
Paper-Coredinations-Vintage collection, green & Core Couture Glitter, black & cardstock-white, orange
Mayarts ribbon

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

This is the last day of the Stampendous and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop so be sure to comment on all of the designers blogs to increase your chances of winning the fabulous prize!

1.  Place a smaller piece of white paper on a larger white panel and stamp Mirror Mirror from Stampendous over both pieces with black Versamark ink.  Remove the smaller piece.
2.  Once the ink is dry stipple or sponge the smaller panel with peach, butterscotch and orange Adirondack inks and black Versafine.
3.  Color the frame purple and orange and apply green Sparkler stickers over the purple then attach to purple paper using EZ-Runner by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
4.  Stipple or sponge the green panel with shabby shutters Adirondack ink and black Versafine.  Attach to a black panel then onto an orange card using E-Z Runner by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
5.  Now for the glittery part!  Apply E-Z Dots to the edges of black tulle and sprinkle on Orange and Purple Micro Glitters by Stampendous.  Oh this is sooo pretty in person! 

6.  Fan fold the tulle and attach to the back of the purple panel with your E-Z Runner then pop up the panel on your card using 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
7.  The cat from the Halloween Charms set was stamped on light green paper with black ink, punched out and sponged with shabby shutter Distress Ink and black Versafine.  It was then popped up using 3D Foam Squares.

Now go comment so you will be registered to win!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hello Tag

Stampendous and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L are joining together this week to show you some creative things you can make using products from these two great companies.  Be sure to comment and visit the other designers so you will be entered for a chance to win an amazing prize pack!

1.  Dry emboss a white tag with a leaf folder and stipple or sponge lettuce, butterscotch and cranberry Adirondack inks diagonally.
2.  Rub Gold Rush Metallic Luster by Deco Art over the tops of some of the leaves and along the side with your finger.
3.  Stamp images from the Butterfly Charms set from Stampendous and the saying from the Trees and Leaves set randomly on tag with gray Memento ink. Set aside.
4.  Stamp small butterfly on white paper using black ink and color with pencils, cut out, apply red rhinestones to the center and lift leaves.  Set aside.
5.  Using a 2 way glue pen, apply glue to the edges of two leaves and sprinkle with gold glitter.

6.  Stamp sentiment from the Wild Flower Sprigs set on light mauve cardstock using black ink.  Rub the edges with Copper Kettle Metallic Lustre by DecoArt.  Attach a diecut shape cut from plum paper with a green brad, to the left side.
7.  Now to attach everything I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  The Butterfly and leaves were attached using E-Z Dots permanent since it is perfect to us on small spaces and the sentiment was popped up using 3D Foam Squares, they come in a pack of 217 and are two sizes.  I LOVE them!
8.  The top is tied with butterscotch colored krinkle ribbon and olive satin ribbon.

After you leave a comment here, hop on over to the others blog and leave a comment for a chance to win, the more you comment the greater your chances of winning THIS...


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Look at all of these great adhesives Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L carries!

Monday, October 14, 2013

You Could Win This Great Prize Pack!

This week Stampendous is teaming up with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and everyday the Stampendous Blog will have a list of designers showing their creations for the day and on Friday all of the designers will be showing off their work!  This week you will want to be sure and visit the designers blogs, why you ask?  Well first of all to see amazing cards and projects but also look what you could win!!!!!!  All you have to do is comment on the blogs and you are entered into the contest.  Remember, the more you comment the greater your chances of winning :)
I will have posts Wednesday and Friday, I you don't already subscribe to get my e-mail updates, you can do that on the right side and you will be e-mailed when I have a new post...don't miss out on your chance to win!!

Monday's Designers
Looking to buy some Stampendous stamps? I just ran across an on line add for Joann's, their Columbus Day sale ends today and they have LOTS of Stampendous stamps on sale.  You will get free shipping with a LOW minimum purchase.  Here's the link  Joann's.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Treat Time

This is a real easy card and the glitter leaves give it the right amount of sparkle and color.

Stamp Dino Treats from Stampendous on white paper with black ink.
Color with watercolor pencils, layer onto black paper and tie with ribbon.
Punch leaves from Fran's Sticky Panels and sprinkle with Orange Micro Glitter, Lavender Micro Glitter and Emerald Ultra Fine Jewel Glitter and attach to panel as shown.
Stamp an orange card with Haunting Background with orange ink. 

Glitter- Orange Micro Glitter, Lavender Micro Glitter, Emerald Ultra Fine Jewel Glitter
Fran's Sticky Panels
Ink- black VersaMark, popscicle orange Ranger
ribbon, Staedtler watercolor pencils

Be sure to stop by next week when Stampendous joins Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to create some creative projects using products from both companies and prizes will be given away!!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

BOO! Hehe

When I sat down to make a card with this cute House Mouse stamp I wasn't quite sure what to do with it, but I LOVE what I came up with!  Stamps and glitter are by Stampendous!

1.  I stamed Trick or Cheese on white paper with black Archival ink and colored it with pencils then went over it with a blender pencil.
2.  The edges are sponged with orange and then a web corner was added to one of the corners, I got them in the dollar isle at Michael's.
3.  Boo was then stamped with Storybook Alphabet using Versamark and Carnelian powder.
4.  Using a Spellbinder circle die, I cut circles from Fran's Sticky Panels, placed them on decorative paper and sprinkled with Micro Glitter.  Since I didnt' have the right color to match the litte corner web, I mixed Pink and Purple Micro Glitters together and it gave me a very similar shade! (oh so happy)
5.  Mount all the pieces and this adorable card is done.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Trick Or Treat

These little mice (Candy Corn Treat) are just so cute and fun to color!  But I had to spook it up a bit with a spider and web from the Halloween Charms set and it  fits perfectly in the corner.

This card is so easy, all I did was stamp with black Versafine and watercolor.  All Stamps are by Stampendous! and here are the links to the supplies-
Crystal Micro Glitter (I LOVE this glitter!)
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and happy stamping! :)
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Friday, October 4, 2013

Happy Halloween

I am just loving these fall stamps from Stampendous!  This Jack Sunflower is a large stamp so it is perfect for a square card and you will have room for lots of embellishments.

Supply list-Stampendous Products
Jack Sunflower
Gold Encrusted Jewels
Shabby White embossing powder
white fence, flowers, leaves, web corner, Halloween sticker, square brad, Zig 2 Way Glue Pen, Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, Bazzill papers, Versamark ink, Archival ink black

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Not So Scary Scarecrow

Today this card has a lot going on unlike my last post of Clean and Simple!  Okay, let's get started...
1.  Friendly Scarecrow is stamped on white , colored with pencils and gone over with a blender pen.
2.  Die cut image and sponge edges while still in die to leave a white edge boarder.
3.  Use a leaf folder to dry emboss a brown and tan square, then sand the tops. Set aside.
4.  Apply Gold Encrusted Jewels on a green panel, heat from underneath and glue on squares and Scarecrow.
5.  Wrap the bottom with mesh and glue on leaves punched from glitter paper and a little hay stack made by tying gold raffia.
6.  Glue to  a goldenrod card and you're done!

Stamps- Stampendous!
Embossing- Gold Encrusted Jewels by Stampendous!
Paper-Core'dinations and misc
Plus-colored pencils, mesh (from Hobby Lobby), raffia, Beacon 3 in 1 Glue

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