Thursday, May 25, 2017

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY #205 BOYS OR MEN

Hello Blogging Buddies


Today is the start of a new challenge on the DL.ART Challenge Blog ~


DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #205 ~ BOYS OR MEN


Here is my card:



Ingredients:

Close to My Heart Wonderful Friend stamp set
Kraft card stock
Watercolor paper
Watercolor pencils
VersaFine Black ink
VersaFine Deep Lagoon ink
Anchor charm
Evergreen Bough distress ink
Tumbled Glass distress ink
Broken China distress ink
Picket Fence distress ink

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I used a cloud stencil and the Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Picket Fence distress ink to make clouds.  I used a wave stencil on the bottom of the card with Evergreen Bough distress ink to make waves.  I took a piece of watercolor paper and my VersaFine Black ink and stamped the Stampendous Sailboat stamp onto the paper, I colored the sailboat with watercolor pencils and then used the Stampendous Sailboats die cut to cut out the sailboat.  I took my VersaFine Deep Lagoon ink and the wave stamp and stamped that onto watercolor paper, colored it in with watercolor pencils and then cut it out with the coordinating die.  I glued the sailboat onto the card base and then glued the wave onto the card.  I took the DAD stamp from the Close To My Heart Wonderful Friend stamp set and the VersaFine Deep Lagoon ink and stamped DAD up in the left had corner.  I took some of my DL.ART Blue Bakers Twine and wrapped it around the card several times and then I took the Anchor charm and tied the charm to the bow.

Be sure to stop by the DL.ART Challenge blog to see all the great cards made by the Design Team!


Now it is your turn to create something for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #205 BOYS OR MEN


Diana has some new ribbon bundles over in her store:



The sweet bundle retails for $4.99 and you will receive 10 yards, 5 yards of each color.  Is that sweet or what?


How would you like to get the "Vintage Vineyard" summer edition a 15 yard bundle of crinkle ribbon for $2.00??

Here is how:  purchase $9.98 from the DL.ART store, then add this bundle to your card and used code: VVSE2 at checkout your discount will automatically be applied.  This sale will run until May 31, 2017 while supplies last.  You can use the coupon as often as you like, however you can only use it once per order.

I hope I have inspired you today to create something fun!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori





Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Joy Clair Dad's Day

Hello Blogging Buddies,



Today the Joy Clair Design Team is having a Special Event where the whole Design Team is featuring the Joy Clair Dad's Day stamp set.



I have two cards to share with you using this stamp set.


Here is my first card:






Ingredients:

Quickutz Cookie Cutter Golf die
Wood grain card stock
White card stock
Assorted papers from my stash
Black ink
Green ink

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the care.  I took a piece of wood grain paper, inked the edges with black ink and then added it to the card.  I took some more white paper and my Joy Clair Dad's Day stamp set and some black ink and stamped the sentiment onto the paper and cut it out using a banner die, inked the edges with green ink and added that to the top left part of the card.  Next I cut out all the different pieced to the Golf die set with paper scraps, pieced it together and added it to the card!  A perfect card for any "Golfing Dad's"!

Here is my second card, for this card I also used the Joy Clair God's Army stamp set:





Ingredients:

Joy Clair Dad's Day stamp set
Joy Clair God's Army stamp set
VersaMark
Brown ink
Kraft card stock
Authentic Rugged paper pack
Emerald Creek Charred Gold embossing powder


For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of plaid paper from the Authentic Rugged paper pack, inked the edges with brown ink and attached that to the card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Joy Clair Dad's Day stamp set with VersaMark onto some Kraft card stock and then heat embossed it with the Charred Gold embossing powder. I cut that out with nesting die, inked the edges with brown ink and attached that to a piece of blue paper and then cut that out with the next size up nesting die and then added all of that to the card. I stamped the boots from the Joy Clair God's Army stamp set with VersaMark onto some Kraft paper and then heat embossed it with the Charred Gold embossing powder.  I fussy cut the boots out and attached them to the bottom of the card.  This card would be great for any Dad who works in construction!


Be sure to stop by the Joy Clair Blog to see all the wonderful creations made for the Joy Clair Dad's Day Event.


Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori









Thursday, May 18, 2017

Joy Clair & Imagine Blog Hop & Giveaway

**This is one of two posts I have today, if you are looking for the Encouragement Card Challenge for May, please go here.  Thank you!!**



Hello Blogging Friends!!


Welcome to Day 2 of the Joy Clair & Imagine Blog Hop!!  What a perfect combination of  stamps and inks!!  We are so glad you joined us for this fun collaboration blog hop.  This Blog Hop is for 2 days, May 17th and May 18th, and we have two different Design Teams, full of talented ladies that will surely inspire you along the way.  



We also have some amazing prizes to share with you!!  Just be sure to leave comments during the hop so you can be entered to win one of two $25 Joy Clair Stamps Gift Cards or one of two $25 Gift Cards from Imagine!!  Joy Clair winners will be announced on the Joy Clair Blog at the end of the month and Imagine winners will be announced on the Imagine Blog.



You should have come here from Jessica Litman's Blog , if you just stumbled upon this blog hop, lucky you!!  You can always go to the Joy Clair Blog and start at the beginning!


These are the Imagine Craft Products that I used for all of my projects:




Here are my projects for this blog hop:






Here is a Birthday Card I made:



Ingredients:

Joy Clair Paisley Bouquet stamp set
Imagine Crafts Fireworks Summer Sky
Imagine Crafts Fireworks Paris Dusk
Imagine Crafts Bahama Blue
Imagine Crafts Encore Ultimate Metallic Teal ink
Imagine VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Water color pencils
White card stock
Watercolor paper
Navy blue paper

For this card I started by taking a piece of watercolor paper and sprayed the Paris Dusk, Bahama Blue and the Summer Sky Fireworks Spray onto the paper and let it dry, the shimmer and shine doesn't show up real good in the photos, but let me tell you it is gorgeous!  I took a piece of Navy Blue paper and sprayed the Paris Dusk, Bahama Blue and Summer Sky Fireworks Spray onto the paper and let it dry, the nice thing about these Fireworks Sprays are they dry really quick!  Next I stamped the Joy Clair Paisley Bouquet stamp with Imagine Crafts VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto another piece of watercolor paper, then I colored the image in with water color pencils, I cut it down and mounted it on the Navy blue paper that I sprayed with the Fireworks.  I trimmed that done and attached that to the white watercolor paper that I had sprayed with the Fireworks.  Then I stamped the Happy Birthday stamp from the same Joy Clair stamp set with the Imagine Crafts Encore Ultimate Metallic Teal ink and then I mounted all of this onto a white card base.  You really have to try the Fireworks Sprays to see how much fun they are to work with!

Here is my first tag:



Ingredients:

Joy Clair Be Brave stamp set
Imagine Crafts Encore Ultimate Metallic Teal ink
Imagine Crafts VersaFine Deep Lagoon ink
Imagine Crafts VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Imagine Crafts Fireworks Spray Paris Dusk
Imagine Crafts Fireworks Spray Bahama Blue
Imagine Crafts Fireworks Spray Summer Sky
DL. ART Mermaids Tale Second Edition Blue Hue crinkle ribbon
Prima Marketing Julie Nutting Mixed Media Tag

For this tag I sprayed the tag with the Paris Dusk, Bahama Blue and Summer Sky Fireworks Spray and let it dry.  Once it was all dry I took the sentiment from the Joy Clair Be Brave stamp set and stamped that with the Imagine Crafts VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  I stamped the feathers from the Joy Clair Be Brave stamp set with the Metallic Teal and the Deep Lagoon ink.  Then I took the Deep Lagoon ink and inked the edges of the tag.  I took the DL.ART Mermaids Tale Second Edition Blue Hue crinkle ribbon and tied a bow around the tag.


Here is another tag that I made:


Ingredients:

Joy Clair Paper Tattoos stamp set
Joy Clair Anchor of Hope stamp set
Imagine Crafts Encore Ultimate Metallic Teal ink
Imagine Crafts VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Imagine Crafts Fireworks Spray Bahama Blue
Imagine Crafts Fireworks Spray Paris Dusk
Imagine Crafts Fireworks Spray Summer Sky
White pen
Anchor charm
Blue & White Bakers Twine
Tim Holtz Etcetra Tags

For this tag I sprayed the Bahama Blue, Paris Dusk and Summer Sky Fireworks sprays onto the tag.  When the tag was dry I stamped the Joy Clair Paper Tattoos anchor stamp with the Versafine Onyx Black ink onto to the tag.  I used the alphabet letters from the stamp set to stamp HOPE inside the ribbon around the anchor with the Ultimate Metallic Teal ink.  I colored in the rope on the anchor with a white pen.  I stamped the sentiment from the Joy Clair Anchor of Hope stamp set with the VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto the tag.  I stamped the bubble from the Joy Clair Anchor of Hope stamp set with the Imagine Crafts Encore Ultimate Metallic Teal ink.  I used the same Teal ink to ink the edges of this tag.  I took some Blue & White Bakers Twine and threaded the Anchor charm through the hole in the top of the tag.


Here is the list of Day 2 blogs:


Joy Clair Stamps
Imagine
Martha Lucia Gomez
Donna Idlet
Alison Heikkila
Lindsay Adreon
Roni Johnson
Steph Ackerman
Jessica Litman
Lori Kobular ~ YOU ARE HERE!!
Renee Zarate

**Your next stop is Renee Zarate  Blog, if you should get lost along the way go back to the Joy Clair Blog and start over**


Please remember to leave comments on all the blogs to get a chance to win one of the prizes!!


I hope I have inspired you today!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Encouragement Card Challenge for May

**This is one of two posts I have today, if you are looking for the Joy Clair & Imagine Blog Hop please go here.  Thank you!!**


Hello Blogging Friends,


Have you heard the good news??  CAS-ual Fridays Stamps has a brand new Challenge and it starts today!  I am one of the lucky ladies who was invited, by the owner Michele Gross, to be a part of the new Design Team for the Encouragement Squad!


Each month on the 17th the Encouragement Squad will be showcasing their Calling All Sistahs Reminder cards and then on the 18th of each month the Encouragement Squad will have an inspiration picture for the challenge!


So today is the start of the first Encouragement Squad Challenge and here is a picture to give you some inspiration!






Here is my card for the May Challenge:





Ingredients:

Picked Raspberry distress ink
Deep Lagoon VersaFine ink
White card stock

For this A2 card I started with White card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Lemoncraft Daydream paper, inked the edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink and then added that to the card.
I took some VersaFine Deep Lagoon ink and stamped the sentiment from the Calm and Gentle stamp set inside the Dream Catcher.  I took the same ink and stamped the sentiment the Breath stamp set on the bottom right hand corner.  Lastly I took some sequins from the Limited Edition Sistahood Sparkle sequin mix and glue them onto the card. I really love the colors on this paper.

Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Fridays store to see all the wonderful stamp sets there are to make cards of encouragement with!!  If you decide that there are one or two stamp sets that you just have to have then use this code encourage17 to get 15% off stamps and dies!!



Don't forget to stop by the Encouragement Squad post to see all the lovely creations that the new Design Team have made.


Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!  There will be a prize of a $25 Gift Card to use at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, that will be doubled if your use CAS-ual Fridays products for your card!!


I hope I have inspired you!!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May Breast Cancer Awareness Reminder Post

**This is one of two posts that I have today, if you are looking for the Scrapy Land Challenge #66 post please go here.  Thank you**



Hello Bosom Buddies!!


Today is May 17th and that means that I am here today with the Calling All Sistahs monthly reminder to do your Monthly Breast Exam and to remind you if you haven't had your mammogram for this year done yet, then you should schedule it today!!


Here is my card:



Ingredients:

White card stock

For this A2 card I started with a piece of white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Bo Bunny Isabella paper, inked the edges with black ink and added that to the card.  Next I took the CAS-ual Fridays Be stamp set and stamped the sentiment and the butterfly with black ink.  I went over the butterfly with a clear Wink of Stella Brush Glitter pen.  Lastly I took three sequins from the CAS-ual Fridays Sistahood Sparkle Limited Edition Sequin Mix.

You can read about how the Calling All Sistahs Reminder Posts got started here.


Be sure  to check out all the wonderful cards made by the new Encouragement Squad on the CAS-ual Friday Blog!


Be sure to stop back on the 18th to see the new Challenge from the Encouragement Squad!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Scrapy Land Challenge #66 ~ Add Pearls and/or Lace

**This is one of two posts that I have today, if you are looking for the May Breast Cancer Awareness post please go here.  Thank you!!**



Hello Blogging Friends,


Today is the start of a new challenge on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog!


Scrapy Land Challenge #66


The theme for this challenge is Add Pearls and/or Lace
plus use any brand of low profile or steel ruled die Scrapy Land sells.


Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies in their store.  You can see them all here.  


Here is my card for this challenge:




Ingredients:

Spellbinders  Card Creator 5 x 7 Heirloom Legacy
Maja Designs The Sofiero 6 x 6 paper collection
Kraft card stock
Dusty Pink card stock
DL.ART Flower from the Intimate Bundle
Pearls
Victorian Velvet distress ink
Pearls

For this 5 inch by 7 inch card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card. I took a piece of Dusty Pink paper and cut it out with the Spellbinders Card Creator 5 x 7 Heirloom Legacy die, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink and and then added that to the card.  I cut out the Sofiero paper with the different size ovals in the Spellbinders Nestabilities Opulent Ovals dies and I placed them on top of each other on the card.  I distressed the edges of the card and then inked it with more of the Victorian Velvet distress ink.  I took three different size pearls and placed them on the card.  Lastly I took the flower from the DL.ART Intimate Bundle and placed it on the top left hand corner.

Be sure to check out all the wonderful creations that the Design Team have made for the Scrapy Land Challenge #66!!


Now it is your turn to make something for this challaenge!!




Please remember to:

  • include one or more die brands that Scrapy Land sells
  • follow the current theme
  • include a link to this challenge in your post

This challenge closes on June 4th and the Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the Scrapy Land store.


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Thursday, May 11, 2017

CAS-ual Friday Encouragement Squad

**This is my 2nd post for today.  If you are looking for the DL.ART CHALLENGE #104 GRADUATION OR FLOWERS post PLEASE Scroll Down or click here.  Thank you!!**




Hello Blogging Friends,


Today I have some exciting news to share with you!!  First ~ there is a NEW Challenge Blog on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog!!  It is called the Encouragement Squad and it starts on the 18th of every month and there will be an Inspiration Photo to help you with the challenge of making an an encouragement card for someone who could use a smile!  You can read all about it here!!


Now for more good news ~  I have been asked by Michele Gross, the owner of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to be part of the CAS-ual Friday Encouragement Squad!!   I have been participating in the CAS-ual Fridays "Calling All Sistahs" Blog Hops to help remind women to do their monthly breast exams and it has really touched me how many women appreciate the reminder!  I love the whole concept of encouraging people who are going through a rough patch in life and I am very proud and honored to be part of this special Design Team.  I love making cards, especially ones that will bring a smile to someone's face who is in need of some good vibes!  

Not only will the Calling All Sistahs reminder go live on the 17th of every month, but now on the 18th there will be a challenge from the Encouragement Squad for you participate in with us!!  I sure hope you will join us!!


Here is a card I made to introduce you to my style of card making!




Ingredients:

Patterned paper from my stash
Kraft card stock
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Sakura Glaze Pen Glossy Orange
Tattered Rose distress ink


For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of patterned paper, inked the edges with Tattered Rose distress ink and then I attached that to the card.  I took some VersaFine Onyx Black ink and stamped the music staff onto the card along with the music notes and sentiment.  I colored the inside of the Treble Cleff with Glossy Orange Sakura Glaze pen.  I took a piece of DL.ART Caribbean Coral crinkle ribbon and made a bow and attached that to the card.

Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Fridays Blog and check out the Encouragement Squad to see all the new Design Team members!


Thanks for stopping by!


Lori