Monday, December 29, 2014

Chattering Robin's: Meet our New Design Team

Chattering Robin's: Meet our New Design Team: Now here is our amazing team:  Each name is a Link to their personal blogs, stop by there too and congratulate them Terri S...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hooty Holly Day!



Hi there.  Today I have this cute card I designed for the Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station (here) and the Challenge blog (here).  The current theme is : Winter Holidays and Snow.  The challenge is still ongoing so don't be shy and share your creativity with us.




Supplies:  
Red card from my stash
X-Press it blending card
Printed scrapbook papers from Imagine That, and Me and My Big Ideas
Dye ink by Stamping' Up! in Real Red
Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black by Memento
Label made with EK Success punch
 Copics: R24, G28, Y28, N2, and N3
Coloured pencils by Martha Stewart
Washi tape from Dollar Tree


Thank you for stopping by.  I wish you and yours a safe, healthy, and happy Winter!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Playing with Creative Paperclay®

Hello!

I recently learned about a fabulous product called "Creative Paperclay®".  I have worked with other brands of  air drying clays made for children before.  However, if f you like to work with clay you too will love this new to me clay.

For starters the Creative Paperclay® modelling material is more moist when you take it out of the package and feels smoother than other brands.  I found it moulded very well into my silicone moulds (By Mod Podge and Martha Stewart) and came out of the moulds easily if I let them to dry in the mould for one or two hours, but not over night.  It is not recommended to leave air drying clay or Creative Paperclay® modelling material in untreated silicone moulds over night as some intricate patterns may  make it difficult to remove the dried  project without damaging your moulds.

As Christmas is right around the corner I made some ornaments with the product.  Today I present to you this Victorian inspired ornament:







Supplies used:  Creative Paperclay® modeling material
                          Silicone moulds by Mod Podge, and Martha Stewart
                          Silk Glazes in: African Jade, Oyster, and Ginger Peach
                          Hot glue gun and glue stick
                          String (from my stash)
                          Vintage paper Christmas gift tag / image (from my stash)









1.  Take some Creative Paperclay® modeling material and knead it lightly and roll into a skinny sausage to put into the frame mould.  Roll another small piece of Creative Paperclay® modeling material into a ball and push into the bow frame.





2.  After a couple of hours (Depending on your climate) push on the mould to release the  ornament carefully and let dry over night maybe even 24 hours.


3.  Once the ornament pieces are dry, colour them with some glazes, inks, or paints.  Let the colour dry.




4.  Trim the image if needed.  Using some hot glue, adhere the bow to the frame.  Adhere the string to the image at the top on the front.  Glue the frame over the image making sure the string part stays hidden.  Let dry.


I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial, and please visit the Creative Paperclay® website here.  For more inspiration check out the Creative Paperclay® blog. The product is available in stores, online at the Creative Paperclay® online store, and other online shops.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Owl I want...


Hello, welcome, and thanks for stopping by.
today I have a little bit of inspiration for the fans over at the Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station Blog.  I made this Christmas card.




Supplies:
Card stock (red, black) Staples
Gold paper from Dollarama
White card: Canson Water Color
Copics:  SP03, E31, C1, N5, E30, YR65, R24, 0
Stamp: BMC-0025" Owl for You " from Spiced Sunshine Stamps.

The blog challenge is on here.

Friday, November 7, 2014

A Pretty Little Dress









Supplies : Papers and Dew Drops all from The Robin's Nest.
Ribbon from my stash   
Mannequin from Dollarama.
Adhesive by 3M

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thinking of You Card and Altered Vase



Hello, today I have two projects to share with you.  First is an easy card  that looks like it took a lot of time to make, but didn't.  :)








Supplies:  Robin's Nest Papers and Dew Drops
                 Dollar Store Sentiment sticker
                 Dimensional foam adhesive also Dollar Store
                 Ranger Archival Jet black ink
                 Sizzix steel die "Flourish"
                 optional: glass decorative stones and battery operated tea light (Dollar Tree)



1. Make a square card about 6" x 6" from black card stock.

2. Cover front of card with lighter coloured paper about 6" x 5.5"

3. With Red paper(Same size as gold paper)  and Sizzix Steel Die cut " Flourish "  make front overlay.  Note  here we are using the stencil part left of the die cut and we keep the actual Flourish for another project. Create a shadow effect with a dumber and some Black Ink along the edges

4. Adhere the red panel over the gold color panel using dimensional foam squares or strips.

5. Glue diamond shaped and round shaped Dew Drops.  Apply sentiment to bottom of card on black portion.


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The second project I have for you today is something I made for Halloween.  I thought that it could inspire you to make something similar for another Holiday as well.


Supplies:  Robins' Nest Papers and Dew Drops
                 Dollar store piece of Jute cord
                 My stash ribbon scraps
                 Wellbound glue, and Hot Glue from Home Depot
                 Ranger Archival Jet Black ink
                 Tools used:  Creative Memories Border Maker with Fence cartridge, (both no longer sold)
                                      Sizzix Big Shot and Sizzix steel die:  In Bloom Corner Flourish




       1.  Using Sizzix die and Herringbone paper from RN cut out a Haunted House and a bat.

2. Ink the edges and windows of the house to give it a more haunted look.                      


             3. With the border maker cut out a fence from black card stock.


                4.  Using hot glue adhere the fence first to the bottom of the vase , and adhere the house                  
                      over the fence.


                5.   Apply Dew Drops with some glue that will stick to glass.

                6.  Finally, tie some ribbons and cords to the base of the vase.  I also added some black
                    glass stones and a battery operated tea light.            


By the way the beautiful papers and Dew Drops are available from The Robins'Nest.

Thanks for stopping by.































Sunday, October 26, 2014

Busy busy Bee


Hello blog peeps!  I have been one busy bee lately with several projects going on.  I apologize to my viewers for the long time in between posts, I promise I am working though.  I am actually working on some things that I can not show to you yet, sorry!  But, here is what I can show you:






Here is my Muse posing in a Witches Hat that I made with  products from The Robin's Nest.  My poor kitty she doesn't like hats but she does love getting attention.  We have yet to decorate our house for Halloween which will be here very soon.  Hopefully we will hang up some decorations this week and be prepared to hand out candy on Friday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Save a Turkey, go Vegan!

Ok, I am just joking everyone!  My family and I are way too fond of meat to go vegan or vegetarian.  Even though we are surrounded by wildlife and are complete suckers for homeless animals we still are carnivores of the lazy variety.  We buy our meats, we can't and won't hunt.  We are great gatherers though!  LOL!

Seriously, it is my turn to post a project with the intent to inspire the followers of the Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station to make something and post it on the challenge blog.  In return those who participate have the chance of winning some free stuff and becoming famous, on the www!
so here is the card I made in the spirit of the season, I hope you enjoy.




Supplies used:
White card: Michaels "Recollections",  Brown card stock:  Dollarama, Green card stock: Staples, White paper:  Imagination International X-Press-it blending card, Patterned paper:        , Dew Drops: The Robin's Nest "Abracadabra", Markers: "Spectrum Noir" TN2, EB2, BG2, FS6, FS2, BG1 AND a Fine pink "Sharpie".  Colored pencils: "Prismacolor"Dark Brown PC 946, Light Umber PC941, Cream PC914, Bronze PC1028, Limepeel PC1005, White PC938, Metallic Gold PC950, and Blender PC1077.  Sizzix Big ShotExpress.  Die: Stampin' Up! by Sizzix Big Shot "Bigz Clear Scallop Square.
Ribbon, Jute burlap piece, and buttons are all from my stash of recycled materials.  Black stamp ink by Ranger "Archival".  Stamp:  BMC- 002A "Turkey Time" Spiced Sunshine (available here)


Thanks for stopping by and go get Crafting!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Saying Goodbye to Summer...

Awww!  Parting is such sweet sorrow... Leaving the warmth of Summer behind and going head on into the brisk and crisp Fall air is challenging, but ohh what beautiful colours there are to see.
In my part of the world the seasons change dramatically and Mother Nature always presents a show.  The leaves on the trees have been slowly changing colours and the new blustery winds are knocking them down to the ground.  When I was offered to be on the new Design Team for Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station I jumped at the chance to be able to use some fabulous new stamps and digitals.  Here is the sample I made as inspiration for the first challenge: "Halloween Fall", over at the Challenge Blog.





I used a pre made scored card made of kraft paper available from the recollections brand at Michaels. The image is from the Digital collection at the  BMCCS,  Digi Digi Doodle Shop, which I printed onto cream card stock (Staples) .  I used card stocks in yellow and orange from the Papaya Puree Collection by  Prism .  the string is from my stash (most likely Dollarama), the maple leaf brad is also from my stash, and I used a Fiskars punch to make the paper maple leaves.

I hope that you enjoyed your stop here today and please remember to check out the new blog and products at Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station.

Thanks and see you soon.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Studio Table Show and Tell

Hi, as part of a group of messy or shall I say CREATIVE artists I am sharing a picture of my Studio Table today.  Normally I clean up after a session of making stuff, so just as I was cleaning up this desk following a stamp carving frenzy I remembered "Take a picture".  You see Seth (over here) has organized this visual feast for all those "voyeurs"  who would like a peek into the artistic process.  So here goes...




This is actually quite tidy compared to most days!  

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hiatus Happenings

Hello fellow followers!  Sorry I have been M.I.A these past few months. I will return soon to blogland with some more show and tell and inspiration.  The Design teams I am on are resuming their normal activities this fall and I will have some things to share with you.  In the mean time you can still check out my articles over at the Mixed Media Arts website.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Firefly card

Hello fellow stamping lovers!  Today I have a little project to share with you.  I was asked to create a lil' something with some wash tape for the Blue Moon Creations Crafting station for the current challenge.  I combined an itty bitty card design with a little bit of washi tape for a cute card with a HUGE sentiment.  It is a super simple card to make and this washi tape I have been hoarding for a long time was calling out to me to be used.

                           


 To make the card I used:

the stamps " Love Bugs" from Blue Moon Creations (retired set)
Sakura gel pens in Yellow and Green
Prima Marketing Washi tape
Staples card stock

I hope this inspires you to make some of your own projects.  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Some inspiration for Mother's Day and just because I love flowers

A happy Mother's Day to all the mom's!  I am pleased to celebrate this day as I am the proud mom of two tall and beautiful teenage boys. I am also fortunate to have a mom who is now a great grandmother, and I also have a mother in law.  The three of us share a love of flowers.

Hi, today I have this card I made for Spring time occasions such as Mother's Day and Easter.



I used the stamps "Happy Spring 2014" available here.http://www.bluemooncreation.net/Stamp-Sets.html.


Supplies:
White card base by Recollections (Michaels)
Lavendar and purple card stocks from Staples
Gel Pens by Sakura (neon yellow, pink, green)
Souffle pens by Sakura (green, Lavendar)
Ink by Ranger "Jet Black" Archival
Spray from "Rose Art Dual Action Spray Writers" by Megabrand
Ribbons from Offray

I hope that you are inspired to make some spring time cards for any occasions coming up or as a way to get ahead for next year!  By the way don't forget to "Spring" on over to the Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station (Get Inky!) blog for more fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

A Sunday Fun Fold Technique






Hi, it's time for a new feature over at the Blue Moon Creation Crafting station (here) and today I am showing you how to make a simple Gatefold card that can have stunning results all depending on how you go about decorating  it.  Have fun.


Gatefold card

                                                                                               





From a piece of 6” x 12” card stock  measure in 3 inches from the left and 3 inches from the right and make a vertical score mark.  Fold each side in.




I hope that you find this fold simple to do and that it gives you some inspiration to make some fancy folds of your own.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Spring Blog Hop

Hand crafted Easter and/or Spring decorations, treat boxes, and cards can be simple and fun! Make them with kids or on your own! Hop along with the Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station Get Inky Design Team this weekend and see some wonderful creations to inspire YOU to get your craft on this Spring!

Now, before you get to hopping along the bunny trail, let's talk BLOG CANDY!!! Our sponsors have provided us with a few fun goodies for you! So, in order to be entered to win some BLOG CANDY there's TWO things you must make sure to do:
1- Subscribe/Follow each blog along the hop. (Required)
2- Comment on every blog post along the hop for the most chances to win! (Required)
3- Extra entries for those who are our Facebook followers. To find us on Facebook, check out our links section and click on Facebook link then like our Pages. (Optional)

Welcome! If you arrived here from Amanda's http://mandeesdandees.blogspot.com you are in the right place. If you are just joining us, please make sure to start at the challenge blog for some great fun!


I created this bunny card for you:


I used a pre made draft paper card from "Recollections", ink from "Ranger" (Archival in Sepia); and stamps from Blue Moon Creations available here.  Finally I coloured the images with Faber Castell pastel pencils.

Thanks for hopping!  Your next stop along the bunny trail takes you to  Beth  http://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.com

Our Sponsors & Prizes:



-One Crafty Card Gallery App
-One Challenges and Sketches App by Crafty Card Gallery 




- One Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Prize Pack


- Three BMCCS Inky Subscriptions (Year)
-One BMCC
. S 4x6 stamp set
-One BMCCS Crafty Treasure Box


Thanks for joining for us today.  Here's the line-up if you get lost along the way!

Line-up:

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Challenge to "Die" for...



Hi, I like this play on words!  I am referring to the current "Use Die cuts" challenge over at the Get Inky! from Blue Moon Creations Crafting Station blog where I am one of the Designers.  I was fortunate to be able to combine some new stamps with some old tools of mine to make this card for you:





I apologize for the glare in this picture, however my camera's batteries just gave out and I was pressed to meet another deadline.  The glare is due to the fact that I used a very glossy picture quality pre made card base.  I wanted to experiment with some alcohol inks for the background.  In person it really looks like outer space.

I used Alcohol inks from Tim Holtz and Ranger:  Adirondack in : stream, Pool, and Pitch Black.  I sprayed some Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer mist over the dried base.  I used the Whimsical Moon and Stars stamps from Get Inky! (Shine on Me Trio of stars?).  The dies were made from my old Creative Memories Star Maker, and my Fiskars star shaped punch..

When it comes to using dies in card making the possibilities are endless.  I hope that you enjoyed my sample and that you also enjoy making some of your own creations with dies.  Now go Get Inky!

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring is here



Well it looks like Spring is finally coming to this neck of the woods.  After such a long and snowy winter we are very much looking forward to storing our winter woolies and boots away.  To brighten up our moods I made this little bit of Spring time inspiration for the Get Inky! stamps by Blue Moon Creations blog:


This was a fun card to make using the new stamps from Get Inky! that are available here.  

The other supplies I used for this project are:  white card by Recollections, scraps of green and white card stock by staples, toothpick by Touch, ribbons by Dollarama, and Offray, Ink from Ranger Black Adirondack Archival.  To cut out the oval shape I used Creative Memories shape makers.

Now hop on over to the Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station and Get Inky!.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Circle Challenge

Hello, thanks for stopping by.  I was asked to create a card for the Blue Moon Crafting Station (Get Inky!) blog using their stamps and circles made from punches.  This was such fun.  Here is what I came up with.




To make this guy I used my old but trusty Creative Memories circle punch (Shape Makers) and scraps of card stock from my stash (most likely originally from Staples).  I used some of the new stamps that are available here.  The ink is Ranger Archival Black and I used colouring pencils in cream, white, peach and light yellow from Prismacolour.  To make the grass I used my Martha Stewart Scissors that cut fringes.  The beach ball in the centre was coloured with some Bic permanent markers and I used a brad from Making Memories.  I also used a Fine tip black Sharpie for the drawn parts.  

Don't forget to check out the present "Circle" challenge over at the Blue Moon/Get Inky challenge blog.
Thanks again.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wednesday and what am I doing?

Hi, today one of the many things on my to do list is to complete some cards for the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine 2014 Stamping royalty Contest.  I am entering this contest as I see it benefits others win or lose.  You see, all the entrants that are not selected will have their cards donated to a worth while project called:  Operation Write Home.  So in a way we all win!

The idea was presented to me and the other Designers on the Get Inky! blog by Thia, owner of Blue Moon Creations as a way to motivate our team and mostly to contribute to a worthwhile cause.  You can see the beautiful work my team mates do over at the blog here.

I am also sharing this with the rest of my friends over at What's on your work desk Wednesday.  Hi Julia!



Here is a shot of some of the stamped images(Blue Moon Creations) I am colouring with Prismacolour pencils.  That is all I am showing here as this is a competition.  Plus, I am not done!.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

It's fun to be Irish

Hi there, I know I am not Irish but it is still fun to wear green and partake of all the fun on Saint Patrick's day which is coming up.  I made this card  for the Bluemoon Creations Carfting station over at the Get Inky! blog and the current St. Patty's day challenge.  I used papers from my stash and stamps by Blue Moon "Circle of Love", and "Hugs, Love, and Misses Ovals" (Available here).




In addition to the scrapbook papers I used a pre scored white card from Recollections (Michaels), black Archival Ranger Ink from Ranger's, and green foam clover leaf stickers from Dollarama.

Have fun this Saint Patrick's day.  Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Take a button and call me in the morning...

Hi there.  Today I want to share with you this quick and cute card I designed over at the Blue Moon Creation crafting station blog for the current "Use Buttons Challenge".  I hope it puts a smile on your face.



I have a huge collection of buttons and I just love to use them in my design work.  Here I thought they would make for some cute pills in a bottle Get Well card.  Plus I think this would at least make an unwell person smile .

This was made from an already pre scored white base card  (Michael's Recollections), some printed scrapbook paper by American Crafts, and card stock from Staples.  I used Ranger's Archival Jet Black ink with the Joyful Jars set of stamps from Blue Moon Creations (Get Inky) available here.  The yellow ink is Ranger's Distress Ink in Lemon.  The buttons came from my vast collection.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Using Bleach on a Valentine

Yup!  I risk it all for the sake of creativity.  Over at the Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station I had to make a sample inspiration piece for the current "use Bleach" challenge.  I forgot to crack open a window! Well, actually It is so cold here, I mean within seconds one can get frost bite just stepping outside without any protection!  So I left all the windows closed and I thought I would use just a few drops of the nasty stuff!  Well, using it pure and undiluted is very different from just cleaning with a solution of the stuff!  Anyways, it made me sick but hey I got the job done!  So here it is:




I used some cute polymer clear stamps from Get Inky  (now Blue Moon Creation), bleach, black Ranger Archival ink, a metal heart, and black card stock from the Dollar Store (Dollarama) ,  red card stock, and white paper from Staples, and a white card from Michaels.

It is a simple card to make but what is unique is the effect I got from using the Gel Bleach pen by Clorox as the medium for stamping .  The bleach removed some red and left a raised effect in white.  I recommend that you try this one day but just remember to do this in a properly ventilated area!


Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Beary Special News

Hello!  Today I have this card to share with you.  I made this as a sample for the challenge going on at the Get Inky! stamps challenge blog where the ongoing theme is "Newspapers and or Yellow pages."  What a fun challenge you should see all the ideas the team has!





I used a pre made 5 x 7 card, some scrapbook papers (blue= Creative Memories; patterned=Dollar Tree; a page from a local telephone directory; the "Beary special Cupcake " stamp from Get Inky!, black archival ink by Rangers; colouring pencils from Prang,; white card stock from Staples, distress ink in "spun Sugar" by Ranger, and some buttons from Dollar tree.

Stamping onto this type of paper is actually fun and makes for interesting backgrounds and creates the appearance of texture.  Colouring pencils blend very easily and smoothly on this surface too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hopping Snowflakes!


Welcome to...
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'

Our group is here to inspire you every month with many different projects that have been made by some of the most amazing crafters that I know. We are dedicated to be here to inspire you every single month, on the last Saturday of the month, all year long. Whether it be a specific theme, season, or event.  So, grab yourself a Latte and hop along with us while we proudly show off our projects to you each and every month.

Your first stop along this hop will be with...

Robin Lane with Create-A-Latte 

Here is my project:  3-D Snowflakes



I made a bunch of these in December to use as decorations and as gift bows, and I continued making more in January for this hop.  However this time I used some of the gelli print papers I made as the base papers.  I used some one sided printed papers that were just ho-hum to me and brightened them up with some acrylic paints and my gelli plate.  Once the papers were dry I cut each 6 x 6 inch square into 1/4 inch wide strips and began weaving and moulding the strips into these snowflakes.  
I have posted on my blog in the past on how I made my own gelli plate and I also posted some other snowflakes I had made but with stamps.  Please, look back though my posts if you want to see what I did.
I have to say these paper snowflakes are much more appealing to me right now than the real ones! It is sub arctic cold here right now, even for Canada!  At least though if it is snowing it is usually warmer!!!!
Stay warm friends and thanks for stopping by.

Now, for some candy.

This month we will be giving one lucky person a Becky Higgins Project Life Season's Mini Kit. For your chance to win this amazing blog candy you must hop through each one of our talented crafters blogs, be sure to leave everyone a little blog lovin', and if you are not already a follower please become one to each of ladies so that you do not miss a single project that they make.  




Your next stop will be with... Cathy Derouche with - http://cathyplus5.blogspot.com/


If you get lost along the way here is the entire 
line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project. And don't forget to leave everyone a little blog lovin' and become a follower for your chance to win some blog candy. 


1.  Robin Lane with - http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com


3.  Aisha Hall with - www.londonskyedesigns.net




7.  Ann Strecko Koeman with - http://annmakes.blogspot.com

8.  Cathy Derouche with - http://cathyplus5.blogspot.com/

9.  Candice Fields with - http://stampinpearls.blogspot.com

10.  Tami Smith with - http://scrappinmykids.blogspot.com/


12.  Lucy Kelleher with - http://love2createitall.com

13.  Robin Scott with - www.scrapandchat.blogspot.com/

14.  Jessica Wilson with - http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

15.  Nanné Harry with - http://nannes-creations.blogspot.com

16.  Angela Chamness with - http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

17.  Jearise Havenga with - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com


Thank you for hoping along with us today and helping us to start our hoping year with a bang!


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Great things come in small packages... and a Blog Hop!



 Hi, and welcome to the Get Inky! Farewell & Welcome Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from  the Get Inky! stamps challenge blog. If you happened to have stumbled into the hop mid-way be sure to start at the Get Inky! Challenge Blog for a chance to win a fun prize!
The blog hop is saying goodbye to our previous team members, and welcoming our current members, some of whom are new to Get Inky!

I am staying on this great team and I would like to say goodbye for now to the leaving designers, you are all wonderful and I will miss you.  As for the new gals, welcome aboard!

For my project I made some sweet treat boxes for my boys in preparation for Valentine's Day.




I used some scrapbook papers I had stashed away in a forgotten corner of my studio/craft-cave!  The collection is from Moose Mountain Paperdoodles, I used the Martha Stewart scoring board to score each sheet of 6" x 6" into these boxes.  It is such an easy project and fun( making these boxes can become addictive).  Using some white card stock scraps (Staples) and some of Ranger's Archival Black ink I stamped these sentiments and the cute eye from the new collection of stamps by Get Inky! not yet available (Faux Oval Stitched Pals).

 Now for the fun part... Leave a comment on each blog along the way and you'll be entered to win: 

* one of three one-year Inky Moonbeam memberships
* one Crafty Card Gallery app donated from Jennifer Restivo

To see what the club is all about, visit www.bluemooncreation.net

 I'm so glad you stopped by and look forward to inspiring you further. Now off you to go to (next person on the hop please link to their blog) to check our what she created.

> Blog Hop Line Up In Case You Need It:
> 1. http://getinkychallenge.blogspot.com
> 2. Ann - http://annmakes.blogspot.com


> 3. Beth ~ http://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.com    " NEXT STOP"


> 4. Crystal-http://paperribbonandlipstick.blogspot.com

> 5. Jamie- http://capture-your-memories.weebly.com/capture-this-blog.html
> 6. Jessica- http://www.kissinkrafts.blogspot.com/
> 7. Judy - http://insearchofmycreativeside.blogspot.ca
> 8. Julie - http://muddypawsinkyfingers.blogspot.com
> 9. Kathy - http://upinthenightwithkat.blogspot.com
> 10. La-Vie - http://www.cestla-viedesigns.blogspot.com
> 11. Lyne - http://lynnseverydayideas.blogspot.com
> 12. Susan B. ~ http://susanascorner.blogspot.com
> 13. Susan R - http://susanrenshaw0404.blogspot.com
> 14. Tonya- http://scrappingfunwithtonya.blogspot.com
> 15. Thia- http://bluemooncreation.blogspot.com

Friday, January 17, 2014

Handmade or AnnMade flower

Hello, today I present to you my first paper jewelry piece.  Over at the Get Inky! Stamps blog the Design Team had the mission to come up with some "Handmade Flower" inspiration for the challenge this week.  I went outside the box of cards, ha ha ha, and made a flower choker style necklace.



To make this I used the "Dimensional Flower Punch Gerber Daisy" by ek tools and a piece of scrap paper from Cosmo Cricket (old stash stuff).  These punches are lots of fun as you punch along the edge of a 12 x 12 (or in my case 12" by whatever is left), roll the strip and glue it.  Before I rolled though I stamped with the "Love Bugs" polymer clear stamps from Get Inky!, and some Black Archival ink from Ranger.  I rolled the strip, glued the end, fanned out the petals and gave it a coat of Modge Podge.  Note that I recommend coating the strip prior to rolling instead.  I glued  a black rhinestone gem to the center (Bead Landing).  Finally I used more E 6000 glue and adhered the flower to an organza type ribbon (my stash).

I hope this inspires you to give a new to you craft a try as well.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Quilt Inspired card for Baby

Hello, I  have a sweet card for a new baby to share with you today.  Over at the Get Inky! Stamps challenge blog the Design team (that includes me) were asked to come up with some design ideas for this Quilt inspired theme:


I used the "Whimsical Moon and Stars" clear stamps set by Get Inky! available at the ETSY store.

Other Ingredients: pre-folded white card (Michaels)
                              Distress Ink pads by Ranger in: Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, and  Squeezed                      
                              Lemon
                              Black ink by Ranger
                              Water color paper by Canson
                              Water color pencils by Faber Castell
                              Paper punch by Stampin' Up!

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year!

Bye bye 2013 and Hello 2014!


Over at the Get Inky! Challenge blog I am hosting and posting the first challenge of the year.  We are asking the participants to post their projects using 14 embellishments.  As an additional challenge our boss asked each and everyone of us Designers to come up with projects using the SAME digital image plus the 14 embellishments.  Here is mine.



Ingredients:
"Hap-bee New Year" digital image by Get Inky! stamps for Blue Moon Creations.
White paper from staples.
Epson ink.
Black card stock, American crafts.
Striped paper,
Yellow marker, Stampin' Up!
Black yarn, Lion Brand
White glitter "Diamond Dust", Stampin' Up!
Two google eyes, Dollarama
White satin ribbon piece, stash.
Three red glass beads, Dollarama
Green scrap of paper for holly, stash.
Four gold table scatter stars, Dollar Tree.
One fuchsia spiral, stash.


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