Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It sure is summer in Michigan.  It has been in the mid 90's for weeks! Perfect challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments celebrating summer, beach, surf and sand.  Here is my challenge card...I wish I was Hawaii! So its not on the Pacific Coast but the sand and water inspired me. 

Use card stock to make decorative paper and added dimension.  I stamped the sun, brown polka dots, and used SU embossing folder for raised dots.  Oh yeah..and the back of the card is textured by using SU's choc. chip refill to add ink spray. 

I used a dimensional dot to raise the pineapple.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Coloring with Markers

I love to coloring my stamps with markers to create different colors throughout the stamp.  You can color images, word stamps, background stamps, and so much more!!! I love the Day of Gratitude stamp set from Stampin Up. 

All supplies Stampin Up unless noted
Stamp Set: Day of Gratitude
Marker: More Mustard, Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip.
Cardstock: Craft (retired), More Mustard, Night of Navy, More Mustard, and Whisper White
Accessories: Embossing Stripes Folder, 2 way glue stick with Dazzling Diamonds, and Grosgrain Striped Choc. Chip Ribbon
Use your markers (the thick end!) to color directly on the stamp where you want color.  I used Night of Navy in center, Mustard in middle, and choc. chip on outside.  This stamp is perfect for coloring to give color to a large image. 

Dazzling Diamonds

For this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge   I used one of my favorite products I haven't used in a while...Dazzling Diamonds.  Stampin Up's Dazzling Diamonds is a great glitter to add to any project.  It gives it a perfect iridescent glitter and sparkle.  You can use two way glitter, heat and stick powder, and even a Xyron machine.  To make the whole image sticky you can run the image upside down in the Xyron.  Join in the challenge fun at (

All supplies SU unless noted:
Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Pattern Paper Pack (retired)
Ink Colors: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, and More Mustard Marker
Accesories: Heat and Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Top Note Bigz, 1 3/8 circle punch, and white ribbon.

The Big Note Big Shot piece is raised up with dimensions.  Dazzling Diamonds is placed on with heat and stick powder. 
To use heat and stick powder: stamp image using versa mark, cover with heat and stick powder, heat with embossing gun, cover with dazzling diamonds, heat again to adhere, enjoy sparkels. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

This is my first challenge entry.  I am submitting this to Hand Stamped Sentiments- HSS Theme Challenge #126 Fruity.  Challenges expand your creativity and force you to think out of the box.  This was fun!

Sorry this one is so blurry.  I attempted to show how the boarder punch strip was sponged with choc. chip.  I was hoping to add dimension.  I think it worked okay!
All supplies used are Stampin Up unless noted.
Stamp Set: Button Buddies and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Colors: Real Red, Choc. Chip, Sky Blue (R), and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Boarder Punch, Basic Glimmer Brads-Champagne, Crochet Trim-Victoria 5/8"
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I wanted to make a pretty girly card for a friend.  I have had this melon mambo color from stampin up for months and have yet to use it. Here goes...

Sets used: Stampin Up Mixed Bunch and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Colors Used: SU Melon Mambo, Basic Grey
Accessories: SU Rinestone Basic Jewels, Glimmer Brads-Subtles, 3/4 circle punch and Blossom Punch


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I've been out of the Haven for a while because of work.  I have been busy scrampin just not posting.  Here is just a little card I made recently.  It is SU with My Minds Eye background paper. 

SU Best of Everything set
My Minds Eye- Miss Caroline collection 6x6 ds paper pad