Sunday, July 31, 2022

July 2022 Paper Crafters Unite Against Racism

It's time for another Instagram Hop with Paper Crafters Unite Against Racism!  It's a good reminder to check in and see how we're all still working towards a world without racism.  It's forever a work in progress and every day is an opportunity to learn something new, understand better and take action to make the world a better place.

I've combined a couple Hero Arts stamp sets for today.  I chose that regal lion that was gifted to me by a crafty friend and is retired.  I'm a Leo and I have a lion tattoo on my shoulder and this is the first time I've stamped this fellow and I am in love!

I chose the lion because it symbolizes Strength, Bravery, and Wisdom.  I thought it was perfect for today's Instagram Hop along with that perfect sentiment from the Hero Arts Power To The People stamp set. It takes bravery to face our own weakness and there is strength in acknowledging our faults, learning, and growing and we have opportunities to do this every day. We just have to recognize them.

I went with a lot of gold and the sunburst cover die was just right for the backdrop.  And can I say... I'm terrible with layering stamps but this one was easy peasy!

Hope you'll join us over on Instagram for a lot of great inspiration both for learning and growth and crafty inspiration!


Cute Snowmen from Rubbernecker Stamps - Christmas In July

I have this one up on the blog over at Rubbernecker Stamps with these Cute Snowmen from the new release!

Hope you'll hop on over there and join me for links and details!

Thanks so much for stopping!  Hope you'll come again soon!


Friday, July 29, 2022

Oh Crap - Miss Ink Stamps

Welcome back!  I've got some dino fun for you today using the Unstoppable stamp set from Miss Ink!

Honestly this is me any given morning ... lol!  I used a gel print that I created with the On The Vine stencil and acrylic paint.  I had some very used Foil Transfer Sheets and I ran it through my Minc with one with green and another with gold... Love the light spots of sparkle it added!

This set is perfect and fun sentiments for many occasions.

Thanks so much!  Hope you'll come again soon!


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Thermo O Web Adhesive Transfers And More Magical Monarch

Welcome back!  I'm up on the blog over at Therm O Web with these cards using the Gina K Adhesive Transfers in the shop along with some Brutus Monroe Magical Monarch!

I've got details about how I dressed up a couple gel prints from my Magical Monarch Gel Press session along with a short video.

I also have a quick video tutorial about how I used the Adhesive Transfers!  You can use them with or without heat and this time I used them with my Gemini Die Cutting Machine to apply the pressure needed to transfer.

I hope you'll join me up there for links and details!

Thanks so much for stopping!  Hope you'll come again soon!


Monday, July 25, 2022

A Jillian Vance Design - Mini Quilt Blocks

I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design with some Mini Quilt Blocks and Deco Foil!

I hope you'll join me over there for links and details!

I’m playing along over at Double Trouble challenge blog and their partner for Christmas in July. Jingle Belles!  Just add some bling to your holiday creation and link up to both for a chance at some great prizes!

Thanks for coming!  Hope you'll come again soon!


Crafty Elves Countdown To Christmas - July 2022 Edition

Welcome back!  Today happens to be Release Day over at Rubbernecker Stamps and I've used bunches of the new products for this month's Christmas Cards!

I used some panels I made with my Gel Press, the Snowflake Stencil and Color Fuse inks.  I used some purples and blue greens mostly too because I seem to be drawn to this color combo these days!

For this one, I used the adorable new Cute Snowmen stamp set.  I created a simple scene on the Nested Loops die cut and popped the whole thing up over the inky background.

And finally that cute sentiment from the set... aren't they too cute??

These are the colors I used for this one, and the purples and blues were the same ones I used for all of my cards today.  I didn't photograph the colors for the rest of the cards because there were so!  But these were the main ones.

For these two I used the new Build A Gnome stamp set as well as the new word dies!  I LOVE these word dies!  Love the font... love that the shadow die is not huge and just leaves a thin border around the word.  There is a whole new set of these and this month's prize consists of some of the new word dies!  Rubbernecker Stamps was so generous and sent me a set to give away along with this month (for June's Winner) and next month's (for July's Winner) Happy Mail!

These gnomes are so adorable!  There is an extra set of hand/mitten images so you can pop them up over the top to hold the accessories... I'm sure these guys will be holding a coffee cup at some point!

On this background I applied a layer of Transfer Gel Duo over the snowflakes using the Wavy stencil which dries clear.  And then I ran it through my Minc with some Magical Shattered Glass and it left such a beautiful sparkly shimmer!

This background I left as the straight watercolor snowflake background it was ... it was so light and pretty I decided it was jut right as it was.  I had the tree in my stash so I added it too.

This one might be my favorite new stamp set!  Don't you just love this image... and I love that the girl, dog and cat are all separate so I can use any combination of them I want to!  Of course for my first card, I used all of them.

I created a sunset with strokes of Copic markers and of course dressed her in purple and blue green and decided these three would be looking out the window at a beautiful sunrise on a cold Christmas morning.

I stamped and cut out all of my pieces.  I stamped the curtain on printed paper and fussy cut it out and adhered it over the stamped area.  I thought plaid was perfect.

That's me for today!  Hope you enjoyed your visit and be sure to check out what Debra has created for today and all of the new stuff in the shop!  Michael is taking a break this month so the hop is just two quick stops this month!  Before you go let's see who is the winner from last month's Crafty Elves post!

Send me your Snail Mail at bzscrapper66 at gmail dot com so I can get your prize out in the mail to you!

Thanks so much to everyone for stopping... thanks for the love... and come again soon!

Below are links to all of the Rubbernecker products I used today.  If you decide to purchase using these links I will receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you.  And thank you!

Card 4 

Card 1

Cards 2 and 3

Friday, July 22, 2022

Hay There! and a Birthday Sale!

Hay There! get it???   Hay???  I love punny sentiments!

Did you know it's Heidi at Miss Ink's Birthday and she's turning 50!  To celebrate there is a sale going on over in the shop... 50 Products at 50% off!!  The Keeping It Rural stamp set is on sale for half off!!  I used it today along with some butterflies from the Lovely Unicorns set which is ALSO 50% off!

I added the EI-EI-O die cuts and used the Lumberjack Plaid stencil to make a few backgrounds a while ago.  I'll have a short video over on Instagram later today!

Thanks so much for stopping!  And be sure to check out the Birthday Sale section in the shop!  You have 'til tomorrow, July 23rd!  Come again soon!


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play-The Best Version of You

I'm up on the blog over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today with some MORE Magical Monarch!

You'll find details and links for this one over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!

But before you head over there, I have another one for you and a video!

I created a similar background with this one, but you can see more of the detail here AND this time I foiled the Toner Card Front first with the new Magical Shattered Glass foil!  It is "clear" so whatever you foil with it will show through but with lots of iridescent shine and sparkle!  Here the black toner butterflies really show off all of the color variations of that foil!

I added over the center butterfly a die cut of the same butterfly shape cut from a gel print I added pink flock to!  It's in the Electro-Pop collection just like the inks I used so it is a great match!

I just love how this one turned out too!  And here's a video showing how I created these backgrounds:

Hope you enjoyed it! Come again soon!



Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Thermoweb Magical Monarch Release - Butterfly Kisses

Hello!  I'm excited to be up on the blog over at Thermoweb sharing these cards made with some fabulous new Thermoweb Brutus Monroe products!

Head over there for links and details re: how I made these two cards using the new Magical Monarch Stamp N Stencil Stamp Set, Detail Stencil, and Dies!  As well as what is going to be my very favorite product, the Magical Shattered Glass Transfer Sheets!

These clear Shattered Glass sheets let everything show underneath it while giving it a very cool sparkle and color shifting shine!

I used lots of the new stuff along with some Brutus Monroe Chroma Glaze to create these.

And you'll find a short video up on the blog and over on my Instagram account.

Thanks so much for stopping!  I hope you'll come again soon!