Sunday, 20 May 2018

STAMPlorations~ Be Bold, Be True, Be You

Happy Sunday everyone! It's time for another

Today, I'm sharing a lil' Mixed Media Hanger I made for STAMPlorations Sunday Stencil #110 and for the

To keep with this month's THINGS WITH WINGS theme, I used Some Birds ARTplorations Stencil, along with a sentiment from Trendy Birds 2 STAMPlorations set along with the CUTplorations Upper and Lowercase Alphabet Plates. 

. The designers have created some fabulous mixed media projects to inspire you. You can find them  hereso be sure to check them out and leave them some luv! :o) 

I started with a long  8x36' Canvas Board and collaged some old book paper onto the back ground with Matte Medium. Once dry, I added a coat of Clear Gesso and once that layer was dry, I then  mixed Burnt Umber acrylic paint and Glazing Medium to  to create a glaze and then applied it to the board and wiped off with a baby wipe, as I just wanted the color in where the paper seams. 

I then mixed Black Gesso with Modelling Paste and applied the paste thru the Some Birds stencil. I flipped over the stencil for the middle birdie. I then cut out the Sentiments by the birds from tthe Upper and Lowercase Alphabet Plates and adhered with Matte Medium. 

I finished with one of the TH Display Hangers  and stamped "BE FREE" from the Trendy Birds 2 stamp set. 

Voila! A fun little hanging art piece for my craftroom! :o)

Don't forget there is still time to join in the Monthly Challenge here.  

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)

Thank you for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

TAGplorations~ Coffee Gives you Wings!

Hello crafty friends, I'm back with a lil' tag for the

This month it's all about THINGS WITH WINGS! As a coffee lover, I wanted a way to incorporate coffee into this month's theme. 

I used the new Stiched Tag dies along with the mug from the After Coffee stamp set and wings from Trendy Butterflies 2 set.  The Coffee word die finished it off! Mmmm Coffee..and yes it does make me feel like I can do anything...even fly! lol

I started with the largest tag from the Stitched Tag die set cut from Strathmore Mixed Media Paper. I then inked the tag with Broken China Distress Ink. I then created "Cloud" by using cut paper and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. I then added some water droplets for more texture. 

I Colored the mug from the After Coffee Set and watercolored with Weathered Wood and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks and fussy cut out. I embossed the wings twice from the largest butterfly from the Trendy Butterflies 2 set and heat embossed with a multicolored Judikins EP. I cut out the right wings and adhered to the mug handle. 

I adhered the mug and wings with foam tape. I added the Coffee word die and created the rest of the sentiment with a Studio G Alpha set. Some Nuvo Glow Drops in Blue Crush, added some more dimension and finished off my tag. 

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase at the STAMPlorations Shop! :o)

Friday, 11 May 2018

CRAFTSTAMPER~ Love you to the Moon and Back!

Woohooo! It's time for another challenge over at

This month, "anything goes" as long as you have used stamping somewhere on your project. Easy peasy right? Our generous sponsor this month is

One lucky challenge participant will win these two Stamp sets!! *swoon* How adorable are they???


For  all the challenge details and for linking your entry please visit the Craft Stamper blog *here*

This month I used To the Moon Stamp/Die set from Altenew

I knew I wanted to create a Galaxy effect background, so I got out my Dr. Ph. Martin's India Inks and my Jane Davenport's Bright's Palette set.

I started out the same for each card, but taping some watercolor cold-press paper to a mason board and wetting it completey. I then added Pink's, purple's, blue's and black to the paper. I stamped the layered moons onto Mixed Media Paper with different Grey tone inks and die cut with the matching die.  

For the Dr. Ph. Martin's India Inks, they blend and layer well, but once dry, they are dry. lol. I loved the vibrancy of them though. Once dry, I added the white and gold splatter with a tooth brush and added some "comets" with a Signo White Gel Pen. I used Distress Inks, in Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke. 

For the card using Jane Davenport's Bright's palette, I did the same thing, wet the card and dab the paint to create the texture/movement I wanted. I didn't go with a start black but rather the "Ink" Blue. I also, only used the 2 layers of the Moon Stamp for this card. I embossed the "Moon" word die cut in Reflections Silver embossing powder twice, to give it more depth. 

I sure hope I've inspired you to get Crafty today and can't wait to see your makes in this month's Challenge! Be sure to check out the DT's makes for more inspiration here

Sunday, 6 May 2018


Yay! It's time for another STAMPlorations Mixed Media Monthly Challenge again! 
Just remember to use a stencil in your make (and it cannot be a card) to be eligible to win. 

We are switching it up a bit this month by adding a

Wooohooo!So here's a tag  I made using Senecio 1 and a sentiment from the Trendy Birds 2 stamp set. 

I started with a  tag cut from the Manila Tags die set and applied Distress paints in Paint and Mustard Seed. I then added Brushed Corduroy  Distress Ink thru the Senecio 1  stencil. I colored the TH  Bird Branch die cut with Ground Espresso, Candied Apple and Posca Pens. 

I adhered the diecut to my tag and used Walnut Stain Distress Crayon for a bit of shadowing with a waterbrush. I stamped the sentiment from the Trendy Birds 2 stamp set with Coffee Mini Archival Ink and finished with some stained seam binding. 

There's my fun little tag for this month's THINGS WITH WINGS challenge- I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! 

Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)

Friday, 4 May 2018

STAMPlorations~ Fun with Stenciled Labels

Good afternoon everyone, I have a new tutorial up at the STAMPlorations blog today, for a fun way to create embellishments for your projects using labels and stencils. 

You can view the step-by-step Tutorial here

Here's my tag:

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today!

Don't forget you can use code STAMPGIRLAMY to save 20% in the STAMPlorations online shop. :o)


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

TAGplorations~ Bloomtangled!

We're baaaaaaack! That's right STAMPlorations is back with it's Monthly Challenges! And what better way to start than with ...

Yep...hop along or create a WINGED-THEME Spring project for your chance to win some great prizes. Check out here for more information and fabulous inspiration from the DT. Just don't forget for the TAGplorations Challenge, be sure to create a TAG themed project! :o)

Today, I'm using the BEAUTIFUL Bloomtangled #1 Coverplate along with a small Tags #1 with a butterfly and sentiment from the Trendy Butterflies 2 stamp set!

I went CAS here as I didn't want the Bloomtangled background to compete with my Butterfly. I cut out the coverplate from White CS and adhered to a black card base. 

I then Stamped the medium butterfly from the Trendy Butterflies 2 set onto a piece of paper I watercolored with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Ink in Bright Red. Once dry, I  fussy cut it out and adhered to my tag.  

I then stamped the sentiment from the Trendy Butterflies 2 set onto the second smallest Tags #1 set in Black Onyx Versafine Ink. A little gem from my stash finished it off. :o)

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! 


Good morning, It's time for a new Challenge over at the MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS Challenge blog, be sure to check out the amazing DT makes here!

For this month's challenge, I made a Gift Card holder Tag using Tilda with Flower in her pocket

I colored this adorable Tilda image with Spectrum Noir, Tombow and Distress Markers and then fussy cut her out. I used a White Dylusions paint pen for some added highlights. 

I started my tag using several sheets of DP from the Lemon Craft 6x6- Forget Me Not paper pad.  I added some depth and texture with Spun Sugar and Broken China Distress Paints on the papers and stamped with Pumice Stone Distress Ink with a Text Stamp from my stash. I created the pocket for my Michaels Gift Card and added the Dandelions  Chipboard ad adhered Tilda. 

Some crinkle seam binding and Shabby Bark Heart colored with the same Distress Paints finished off my tag along with a TH Chat Sticker. 

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

STAMPlorations~ Wanderlust Travel!

Hello Crafty Friends, there's a WANDERLUST Icons and Dies Inspiration post sure to check out what the DT Gals made using the new Wanderlust Series!! Simply Amazing!!! Be sure to leave them some luv too! :o)

Today I'm showcasing two makes using the Airplane and Travel Suitcase,  and passport stamps..these are all the larger versions  from the  Stamp lab WANDERLUST Collection! Woot Woot!

First up, is a card I made using the "ROAD TRIP" Phrase die along with the Large Travel Suitcase Stamp. 

I started with Solar White CS and stamped the Suitcase image all around the base in Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I then stamped onto red CS and embossed it in Clear Embossing Powder. I then fussy cut the image out and adhered it to the card on top of one of the previously stamped images. I die cut the "Road Trip" phrase once in black and once in red CS and offset them onto each other onto the card. Once done, I added some black paint splatters and layered the base to red CS and a Black Card base. 

Next up I did a Travel Journal using the "Make Memories" Phrase die along with the large Airplane and Travel Suitcase,  and passport stamps. 

I started with a Journal Base, created from the Sizzix Journal Die, that was layered with TH Postale Tissue Wrap and colorwashed with Red JD Aqua Pastel. I then added a little map I created by cutting Atlas Paper and folding and adhering to the cover. I then added the Airplane I fussy cut out from Watercolor paper and watercolored with Distress Inks.

 I also stamped and embossed the passport image onto red CS and fussy cut out and adhered to the cover. The "Make Memories" Phrase didn't all fit, so I connected the M's in the phrase. :) 

I stamped the  Airplane and Travel Suitcase,  and passport stamps onto Shrinky Dink paper with StazOn Inks, fussy cut out and baked. I then attached them to TH Swivel Clasps and attached to the spine. Aren't they adorable? I just love how they turned out.  

I created Envelopes for the inside of my journal using Atlas paper and created the inserts using CS, Watercolor and Kraft papers.  

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)

Oh and don't forget there is still time to join in this  month's "FOCUS ON THE SENTIMENTS" Challenge. 

Monday, 23 April 2018


Good morning, I'm here today as a Guest Designer for the 

I'm super excited as Shawn has some amazing Magnolia and Foamiran so much crafty goodness. be sure to check it all out here.

For today's card, I used You are my Valentine-Tilda. How cute is she????

I colored this adorable Tilda image by watercoloring with Distress Inks and then fussy cut her out. I started my card with design paper from the Lemon Craft Heart Painted 6x6 Paper Pad and layered different sized pieces onto Bazzil CS in Kraft and Pink. I added DooHickey Die - Love Typewriter # 19 and  # 20 Rox Stamp Die - Key Holes die cuts and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I also added Stampendous Frantage to the key hole die cuts.

I added a Magnolia Flower from my stash and some Cheesecloth  on top of of two of the Big Leaves Chipboard pieces that I embossed with the same Stampendous Frantage. A sentiment tag from LDRS- Tag Alongs Set (Sorry it's discontinued) and some glossy accents on the typewriter hearts finished off my card. :o)

And here's the inside of my card as well:

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today!

STAMPlorations~ Be Bold, Be True, Be You

Happy Sunday everyone! It's time for another Today, I'm sharing a lil'  Mixed Media Hanger I made for  STAMPlorations  ...