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Ugly Sweater Contest | #snsuglysweater2020

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Hello everyone,

Deck the halls and shake those jingle bells! We’re so excited to announce our Ugly Sweater Contest!  

 

We have a fun free digital download that you may use or any supplies you have on hand works perfectly as well. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Here are the details:

Date: December 7th – December 28th

How to enter: Post your project on Facebook or Instagram and add the hashtag #snsuglysweater2020

Prize: One lucky winner will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to the Scrap ‘N Stamp shop.

Darling Digis

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Happy Sunday!  I am joining in the 30 day Scrap’n Stamp Facebook Challenge and today’s word is “Digi”.

Digital stamps can be a fun and easy way to create cards when you are on a budget or can’t find the right image or sentiment to go with items you already have.  There are many companies that offer digi stamps and today I am using a free one from Love Cynthia called Heart World.  I thought this was a perfect image for our current situation.

I started my downloading the image and then importing it into Silhouette Studio and resizing it.  If you don’t have Silhouette Studio you can use programs like Word or Pages to resize and print your image.  I like using Silhouette Studio as it allows me to easily die cut the images.  Again, you don’t need this program, as you can fussy cut around the images as well.

I printed and cut out several of the images so that I could create a few cards at once.  I then coloured the images in with my Copic Markers. My daughter even got in on the fun and coloured some of the images as well!  I pulled out the Hello, Beautiful sentiment stamps from My Favorite Things and stamped the “Friends Like You Make the World Beautiful” onto a panel of Lawn Fawn White Cardstock cut to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.  I adhered the panel in the centre of some coordinating cardstock and then adhered that onto a top folding A2 size card base.  Finally, I adhered the digital image onto the card with some foam squares and added clear Wink of Stella to the little girl’s heart and bow as well as the bold “beautiful” sentiment.

 

I really like how I was able to coordinate this image with sentiments that I already had and I can’t wait to send these off to some nursing friends of mine.

I hope these cards inspired you and I can’t wait for you to share the cards you create with your take on the word “Digi”.

Take Care!

~Chala

Fun With Distress Oxides

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Hi Everyone. It’s March 1st and it’s still so cold out. I’m really

hoping it warms up soon. I spent last night in my craft room

where it’s warm playing with my distress oxide inks. I set the

camera up to record all the fun but apparently I forgot to hit

the record button – oops. But I do have lots of pics for you.

 

I pulled out my distress oxide inks and couldn’t decide which ones to

use, so… I used them all 🙂 I cut a piece of watercolor cardstock to

5 1/8 x 3 1/4″ and set about making the background. The amazing

thing about oxide inks is the colors layer on top of each other.

Normally when you layer as much ink as I did it would end up

looking like mud but with the chemical combination in oxide inks

makes it so they layer. It’s all very sciency and super cool!

To make the background, start by smooshing one color of ink onto a

craft mat. Give it a few spritz of water and start pouncing the water

color paper into the ink. Use a heat gun to dry the ink and then

repeat the steps with a new color of ink. Be sure to dry each color

before adding the next one – this is key to building the layers.

Here’s a close up – check out all those colors sitting on top of each

other – so cool!

I’m really sorry I didn’t get a video for you and hope that the

instructions make sense. If you have any questions, please leave them

for me below and I will do my best to help.

Now for the little guy blowing bubbles – isn’t he adorable. The

stamp set is called Bubble Boy from Penny Black and reminds me

of when my kids were little and spent hours blowing bubbles. I don’t

have the actual stamp but I do have the digital image so I printed

it off, colored him in with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut

him and the bubbles out. I added a strip of grey cardstock at the

bottom and then adhered bubble boy with some craft foam for

dimension. The sentiment is from Happy Messages by Stampendous.

I performed a little stamp surgery and cut the words apart so I

could easily stamp them in a straight line.  To finish it off I added

the thin strip of black cardstock.

 

I hope you enjoyed this card and are inspired to create. If you have

any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Be sure to check out the Scrap’n Stamp Challenge Page.

Happy Stampin’

and thanks so much for visiting!

Susan

 

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