Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Clingy Mix for The Project Bin

Hello there!!!  I am still dashing off Christmas cards how about you??
Today I am featuring the Luke 2 stamp set from The Project Bin.  Before I got inky for today's project, I checked out the MIX202 challenge at Splitcoaststampers and learned a new technique using cling wrap!

Lydia posted a fabulous video to show us how to create this sparkling background.  On a bit of cling wrap larger than the watercolor paper, I sprinkled Brushos Color Crystals then spritzed the crystal powder with a shimmer spray. Next, I flipped over the card and scrunched the cling wrap.  Lydia says the next part is "very hard to do but we must let it completely dry naturally" (no heat gun, no lifting off the cling wrap and peeking!) It would have been super hard for me to follow this part of the instructions but it was time to leave the house to meet with my friend to celebrate our birthdays, (we share the same name AND we were born on the same day in December! How fun is that?)  so my project dried naturally!

For the past few weeks, I have been showcasing the beautiful sentiments and verses from the Luke 2 stamp set but there is much more than just Christmas stamps in The Project Bin store!  I hope you will hop on over and check out the fun selection of clear stamps and snappy sentiments including the brand new stamp and die set, "In My Heart"!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Today's Feature:

Brand New to the Store:

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Blessings with The Project Bin

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today I am sharing a bright Christmas card featuring Luke 2 from The Project Bin.  I am having so much fun creating Christmas cards with this set!

The negative pine branch die cut from Monday's project was still sitting on my desk and that gave me the idea to use it as a stencil.  I drew thin lines with my paint brush, then went back over the branches with an Elegant Writer Pen.  I added more greenery to the pine branches with Inktense pencils.  For the background, I sponged Broken China distress ink and moved the ink around with an aqua brush.

  For the finishing touches, I splattered a bit of brown paint on the scene then I stamped the greeting from the Luke 2 stamp set.  I think this sentiment is so striking with the bold cursive font!  A bit of "snow" was splattered with acrylic paint followed by texture paste snow clumps on the pine branches.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!!!

For inspiration I played along with the following challenges:

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Christmas Wreath 3 Times

Hello!!  Today is my day to share my creations on the Red Rubber Designs blog!  I have included just a couple of sneak peeks here to pique your interest now I hope you will hop on over for a full look at my Christmas Cards on Red Rubber Designs blog!

Stamp sets featured in today's post:



Monday, November 28, 2016

Good Will Toward Men

Hello, there!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving if you celebrated and if not I hope your weekend was a good one!  We enjoyed a week of fun-filled family activities that included a rousing game of RISK which ended in treachery and betrayal (I will name no names). 
   Today's card features a scripture stamp from The Project Bin which is the  antithesis of the game of RISK!  

For the focal point, I masked the borders of a piece of watercolor paper then painted the center with Brushos.  After the center was dry I stamped the scripture from the Luke 2 stamp set, die cut the pine branch and added a few sequins.

This week the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper IC512, is Precious Kitty!  Jan has a  gallery at Splitcoaststampers which overflows with inspiration and she a such a sweetie, I couldn't wait to create a card for her challenge!  I am also playing along with today's CAS405 challenge to add some Christmas Foliage which is the pine bough.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends!   Traditionally Thanksgiving is a time to think about what we are grateful for but what if gratitude was our lifestyle  and not just something we talk about once in awhile?  I want to be known for my grateful spirit, don't you?

It struck me last week that I am currently in a season of life which is overflowing with relational groups that encourage one another.  I am truly blessed!  This card was inspired by my walking buddies!  We have a wonderful time chatting while adding to our daily step count!

For today's card, I chose the  Holiday Wreath  and Joyful Notes Unmounted Stamp sets by Red Rubber Designs. The Holiday Wreath
 set includes three different wreath styles, an individual sprig stamp, two sentiments and a watermark style stamp for the back of the card!

Although this is a Christmas stamp set I turned the pine wreath into a
Thanksgiving wreath!

Isn't the watermark stamp the cutest?!!! 

Walking Buddies

Here's a look at the different ways this stamp set can be purchased:



Monday, November 21, 2016

Luke 2

Hello, Everyone! 
Happy Monday! I have fun news to share today!  I am now designing with The Project Bin team!

For my first post with The Project Bin, I am featuring a beautiful Christmas verse  from the Luke 2 stamp set.

 I played along with Splitcoaststamper's  IC572 challenge.  Audrie picked a beautiful board full of lovely layered cards to inspire us.  For my card, I cut a SB, Fleur De Lis Rectangle layer from glossy red paper, then stamped the sentiment on white and die cut a smaller layer.  Poinsettia flowers and ribbon finish off the card.

Thanks so very much for joining me today for my very first post with The Project Bin

Here's a look at the gorgeous Christmas scriptures and sentiments:
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Red Rubber Designs - Glorious Holiday

Hello, everyone!  It's my turn to post my creation on Red Rubber Designs Blog today so I hope you will head on over and check out what I created!

Today's feature is the "Glorious Holiday" stamp set which can be purchased as an unmounted red rubber stamp set or a cling mount red rubber stamp set.

Have you begun your holiday/winter projects yet?  If so leave me a comment and let me know which project has been your favorite to work on  and if not I would love to hear if you have a date set to begin! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!