Archive for ‘Thank you’

December 3, 2014

Thank you, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking

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Today we’re honoring the wonderful women of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine. Over the years, Susan, Jennifer, Holly, Stacy, and Kerri have been providing paper crafters like me an incredible amount of inspiration through the magazine and blogs. The February 2015 issue of PC & S is, sadly, going to be the last, and so we say goodbye to an era through this special blog hop.

Compared to the cardmakers participating in this blog hop, I’m a newbie – with only 1 card published to my name: this birthday card I entered to the Stamping Royalty 2014 contest that won me an honorable mention back in March. I always thought that I’d have plenty of time to get around to responding to their submission calls when my schedule cleared up. Sadly, it seems I’ll forever be a PC & S newbie. What’s more sad, however, is that I’ve lost one of the best sources of paper crafting inspiration. I’ve been a subscriber of the magazine for about 3 years and I have every issue saved, and now with PC & S folding, those issues have become even more precious to me.

And so thank you, PC & S, from the bottom of my heart for being an important source of inspiration to me and thousands of paper crafters. I have met many wonderful and talented cardmakers through you. There will be a huge void in the paper crafting community when you finally shut your doors, and I’m not sure there is anything like you that would be able to fill that void. I will miss you dearly.

2014-12-03 Thank you PCS

 

If you’re hopping, you would have arrived here from Mariana’s blog. Your next stop is the SRM Press blog.

Click on the blue frog below to view a list of all cardmakers and manufacturers participating in this mega hop.

November 1, 2014

Paper craft project no. 293: So thankful mixed media card

2014-11-1 So thankful MMM

We’ve got a new challenge at Mixed Media Mojo. This month, our theme is “Thanks/Thankful”. Stop by the blog to see the beautiful projects my team mates created!

To create my mixed media card, I watercolored yellow and orange Inktense blocks on my card base (140-lb cold-press watercolor paper) and then stamped the trendy leaves in Memento ink (morocco). On a watercolor panel (3″ by 4.5″), I stamped my daisies and watercolored various Distress inks on the panel and daisies (barn door, fired brick, spiced marmalade, wild honey, crushed olive, vintage photo). I also painted the daisies with a thin coat of pearl red Twinkling H2Os to give them a little shimmer. I also applied and blended water soluble oil pastels along the edges of the daisies to give them some depth/dimension. I applied whipped spackle over a honeycomb stencil and then rubbed gold champagne and mango Gelatos. I rubbed licorice Gelatos on the edges of the panel and then stamped the sentiment before adhering the panel to my card base.

[I’ve got another mixed media card posting in about 6 hours. It’s a Christmas card but I used similar techniques on the panel. I’ve got a video of how I put that card together so check back again in a few hours. Here’s that post with the video tutorial.]

I’m linking up this card to these fun challenges: Brown Sugar #118 – Anything Goes; Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes; and Fussy and Fancy Challenge #126 – Thankful.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

October 25, 2014

Paper craft project no. 288: Thankful tag

2014-10-26 Thankful Tag 613 Avenue Create

Hello and welcome to another challenge week at 613 Avenue Create! It’s Anything Goes again with the optional twist of Bags, Tags, Boxes & More! I used an image provided by our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps, to create this fun Thanksgiving themed tag. I printed the image on white cardstock. Because I know I’m bound to screw up coloring the image, I printed 4 of this cute girl on the sheet.

I’m still getting used to the Chameleon markers, but I am slowly getting the hang of coloring with them and I actually find them easier to use than other alcohol markers. There is definitely a learning curve involved, but you can’t really overcome that curve without practice! And practice I did — I screwed up coloring on 3 of the 4 images on my sheet (my blending wasn’t right, or my layers didn’t look good). On the last image, I managed to color everything except the hat without any problem. I didn’t want to start all over again so I went back to the other images, colored the hats, picked the one that looked best, fussy cut it, and then paper-pieced it onto the 4th image.

Because I have just the primary set (blue, yellow, red, black, and green) + a couple of neutrals (br2, br5, and bisque) to work with, I had to improvise when it came to coloring the girl’s apron and hat. So to come up with orange, I laid down the yellow first and then applied the red over it. Same thing I did with the tofurkey (I’m not a meat-eater so I’m sayin’ that turkey isn’t a real turkey, okay?) — I laid down the yellow first and then applied light brown (br2) over it.

As for the tag, I blended Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, and Brushed Corduroy before stamping the trendy fall leaves in Memento inks (Rhubarb Stalk, Morocco, and Tangelo) and “thankful“. I also added a black sticker stitch along the bottom. I adhered my Thanksgiving girl to the tag with foam tape and finished the tag with ribbon and jute twine. Here’s a close up of the tag:

2014-10-26 Thankful Tag

I’d like to enter my tag to the following fun challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More #118 – Holiday (mine’s for Thanksgiving); Hiding In My Craftroom #171 – Any Holiday; Sweet Stampin’ – Anything But A Card; and Simon Says Monday Challenge – Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

October 15, 2014

Paper craft project no. 282: Thanks a bunch

2014-10-15 Thanks a bunch TCCCB

At The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge blog this week, challenge is to use an image with a hat. Stop by the blog to check out the projects my teammates created. Rick St. Dennis is sponsoring us this week.  I used an RSD image (Isabella with gardening friend): printed her out on cardstock, colored with Spectrum Noir markers, and fussy cut. On my card case, I stamped the leaves in various autumn colors. The sentiment and black stitches are from SRM Stickers.

I’m entering my card to these fun challenges: Virginia’s View Challenge #8 – Clean and Simple (entry #4); Addicted to Stamps and More #117 – Make Your Mark; and Cards und More #117 – Leaves.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

October 8, 2014

Paper craft project no. 280: Thanks mixed media card

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It’s time for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges. This time around, we’re doing CASE with Your Own Twist. We CASE a card by our featured designer and then put our own twist — it’s that simple. This time around, we’re CASE-ing a card by the awesome Heather Telford! Heather is one of my favorite card-makers. In fact, she’s one of the first card-makers I started following when I started my blog over a year ago. Below is Heather’s beautiful card. Check out the blog to see what the rest of the Time Out girls created for this challenge. We have the lovely Carol of Just Me: C as our guest designer.

Below is Heather’s beautiful card that the Time Out girls CASEd for this challenge:

Looking at Heather’s card, I’m guessing she used the watercolor stamping technique for the leaves — wet-on-wet and then stamping again once the previous layers are dry — and then sponging ink over the area. So I was inspired to create a similar card with an autumn feel and doing some watercolor stamping and layering. I used Memento inks, Distress inks, and VersaMagic chalk inks for stamping. I gave it my own twist by adding a couple other media: Brusho powders and Inktense blocks. Instead of a die-cut sentiment, I went with a stamped one.

On watercolor paper, I watercolored different Distress inks (mustard seed, barn door, spiced marmalade, faded jeans, and broken china). Next, I stamped some leaves (from the upcoming Trendy Leaves set by STAMPlorations) in Memento inks, first spritzing with water before stamping to get a painted/watercolor effect. Once the first layer of leaves is dry, I stamped over them again (without spritzing water) slightly offset. I sprinkled some Brusho powders over the area, sprayed a bit more with water and then tilted the panel to spread the colors. Stamped the leaves again until I was happy with the look. I stamped the sentiment in black and then took the red and orange Inktense blocks to create spatters. I matted the panel on green textured card stock before mounting it on my card base.

Linking up my card to these fun challenges: Crafting Musketeers Challenge #18 – Autumn Colors; Ladybug Crafts October Challenge – Autumn and/or Halloween; Shopping Our Stash #172 – Fall/Autumn Colors; Addicted to Stamps and More #116 – Anything Goes; Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Use Watercolors; and Cards in Envy – Autumn Leaves Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

September 14, 2014

Paper craft project no. 264: Thanks a million clean and simple card

2014-09-14 OLC Thanks a million - 613 Avenue

It’s Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create! We have Rick St. Dennis sponsoring us once again. My teammates and I hope you’ll join us there and share your awesome projects! You can’t go wrong when the challenge is anything goes :o)

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September 8, 2014

Paper craft project no. 257: Thank you CAS mixed media card

2014-09-08 CAS Autumn thank you

Happy Monday! Have you checked out The Mixed Media Card Challenge? We’ve got a fun theme for September: Autumn Colors with Metal or Leaves as optional elements. Add A Little Dazzle is sponsoring us this month and they’ve got great craft metal sheets!

I exercised a little restraint this time and went for a CAS mixed media card. (I had to channel my inner Deepti and Loll for this one or else, I would have gone crazy with the modeling paste and inks.) I applied modeling paste through a Hero Arts stencil. Once that was dry, I sponged mustard seed, spiced marmalade, and barn door Distress inks, and partially stamped text in black for added texture (Vignette: Live Love Laugh). I diecut some leaves from Add A Little Dazzle craft metal sheet and I colored them with Adirondack alcohol inks (watermelon, sunshine yellow, and sunset orange) before adhering to my card base. Last, I stamped the sentiment (Sentiment Builders: Thank You) in VersaMagic red brick chalk ink.

Linking up my card to these fun challenges: Just Us Girls #257 – LeavesThe Paper Players #212 – Happy Fall Y’all, and Ooh La La Creations Challenge #164 – Clean and Simple.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

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