Monday, 13 August 2018

SCRAP N' STAMP~ Painted Rose

Happy Monday! I'm here today with a fun lil' make for SCRAP N' STAMP using Concord & 9th's PAINTED ROSE Stamp Set. 

For more details on how I made this card, check out my post here

Thanks for joining me today!

Friday, 3 August 2018


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 prize this month is

What a fun prize- this ink is AMAZING and so much FUN to play with!

This month, I used a gorgeous stamp from Pip Art- Florana. Pip has some seriously gorgeous stamps- be sure to check her out!

I started with a background I made months ago with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals- Tiffany Lou Blue,Curiouser Chartreuse and Queen of Hearts Red.
  I stamped Florana with Versafine Nocturne Ink and then added some Washi Tape to balance it out and bring some of the colors in the background forward. I then added some faux stitching using 49 and Market- Gabi's Line Stitch stamp set. I finished with an older Stampin' Up Sentiment from Stash. 

I added the same details to the inside of my card as well:
That stitching sure looks real doesn't it? :o)

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

I can't wait to see your makes in this month's Challenge! Be sure to check out the DT's makes for more inspiration and leave them some luv. 

Monday, 23 July 2018

SCRAP N' STAMP~ Remember the Now!

Good morning crafty friends, today I have a clean and simple tag using Tim Holtz Theories Stamp Set.

I'm a huge Tim Holtz fan and I just love this new set of his. It can be so versatile- for so many occasions. I don't know about you, but I struggle with masculine cards/tags and this set makes it easier for me! ;o)
I love brown and blue for a color combo  and added a little gold for some "pizazz".

I added some background stamping in Memento Toffee Crunch using Tim Holtz Reflections- Numerical stamp.  and then placed the image on my tag using the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform and stamped the image with Memento Nautical Blue ink.  I find the platform makes for a crisp image every time. A definite must need in your crafty aresenal!

I then added my sentiment by embossing a Sentiment from Tim Holtz- Handwritten Thoughts with Stampendous Detail Gold Embossing Powder. I added some Gold Paint Splatters, button and some Washi Tape to finish off the tag.

Voila! A quick and easy,CAS Masculine Tag! You can check out my blog post here for more pictures.

Don't forget there is still time to join in the "Christmas in July" Blog hop- so hop on over! ;o)

Saturday, 21 July 2018

SCRAP N' STAMP~ Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday Y'all! Super excited to share a Christmas inspired make for the

There are some crafty prizes for each stop on the hop-  CHRISTMAS EMBELLISHMENT PACKS- One to be won for each stop on the hop! So be sure to comment along the way to be entered! 

Happy hoppin'! :o)

I sure love me some snowmen, so for CHRISTMAS IN JULY, I used Snowman Joy from Penny Black. I Die cut him 3x and layered each body piece. 

For my background, I stamped snowflakes from TH Mini Weathered Winter Set with Versamark and embossed with HA White Embossing Powder. I then blended Distress Oxides: Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans and went around the outside with Black Soot. Added some white paint splatters for added texture and then die cut the sentiment from TH Holiday Words die set from Tonic "Silky Sky" Mirror card

I die cut 2 trees from the TH Woodlands set and adhered in between Lawn Fawn's Stitched Borders (Similar to Stitched Trails). Some Glass Bead Gel from Faber Castell added some glittery texture for my "snow". 
Sure hope you've enjoyed my CHRISTMAS IN JULY make, now head on over to Kia's blog and happy Hoppin'!

If you get lost along the way, here's the Blog Hop List:
Amy Almeida <You are here>

Oh and use coupon code CJ25 to get $25 of your purchase of $100 or more . Woot! Woot!

Sunday, 8 July 2018

SCRAP N' STAMP~ Color My World!

Happy Sunday Y'all! I'm back with a bright and colorful lil' tag for

Today, I used a cute lil' mini Lawn Fawn Set called Color my World and the matching Die set. 

Started with a Stiched Tag die cut from Watercolor paper and applied Distress Inks in the color of the rainbow: Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Shaded Lilac and Seedless Preserves. I spritzed with some water for added texture and put aside. 

I then stamped the crayons in the same colors I used in my background and then watercolored them using the Distress Inks. I stamped the little happy faces and sentiment using Versafine Nocturne Ink and die cut the crayons out and adhered to my tag using Nuvo Adhesive

I spritzed some crinkle ribbon with water and matching Distress stains: Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagood and Seedless Preserves. Once Dry, I attached thru the loop of my tag and finished with another Crayon. :o)

Here we have it, a bright and fun tag using some watercoloring, ribbon and Lawn Fawn's oldie, but goodie, Color my World!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Craftin'!

Friday, 6 July 2018

CRAFT STAMPER~ May Your Coffee Be Strong

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 prize this month is

This month I used Altenew's COFFEE WITH A SPLASH stamp set. Mmmmm Coffee!!! ;o)
I used Distress Inks to create my background in Tea Dye, Vintage Photo & Gathered Twigs.  I then stamped the coffee rings around the edges using Brushed Corduroy. 

For the main image, I stamped the coffee mug and sentiment with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I found it easy to split up the sentiment using my TH Platform. 

I added some Washi Tape strips and white Enamel Dots to finish off my card and adhered the panel to Kraft Cardstock. 

Here's the inside of my card:

I sure hope I've inspired you to grab a cuppa and get crafty!

I can't wait to see your makes in this month's Challenge! Be sure to check out the DT's makes for more inspiration and leave them some luv. 

Monday, 25 June 2018

SCRAP N' STAMP~ Cause a Scene

Good morning, it's time for my DT inspiration for 

Today, I have a lil' tag using a few Tim Holtz, Ranger and Prima Products. 

I started with a tag die cut from the largest Tim Holtz Sizzix Tags set and used Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral Distress Paints. Once dry, I stamped numbers from the Tim Holtz "Life's Possibilities" set with Garden Patina Archival Ink.  I die cut the Damask from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Halloween Die Set from White Cardstock and adhered to my tag using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

I adhered some Finnabair Mini and Small Art Stones with Finnabair Soft Matte Gel. Once dry, I colored with Distress Stains in Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral with a waterbrush. I added a Tim Holtz Paper Doll and Snarky Small Talk Stickers with some Dylusions Post-Box Red Paint Pen around them. Some white splatters, using Dylusions White Linen Spray, finished off my Tag. :o)

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty and play with some different mediums. 

Friday, 22 June 2018

SCRAP 'N Stamp~ You Betcha!

Happy Friday Y'all! Super excited to share a couple makes for the

There are some crafty prizes along the way- $50 Gift Certificate to the Scrap N' Stamp Store and 7 Ephemera for each stop on the hop! 

So happy hoppin'! :o)

We got to play with the Photo Play O' Canada products and omgeeeeee! They are so adorable!!



Cute EH? hehehehe

Up first is a card I made using the Stamp, die, Ephemera Pack with the Canadian Critters & Strong & Free papers.

I started with a piece of woodgrain DP from my stash and added circles I punched out from the Canadian Critters  paper using different sized circle punches.

I added some ephermera from the Ephemera Pack and created my little "Eh" banner. I added a Maple leaf I die cut using the Maple Leaf die and finished with some red twine.

I stamped the uber cute Beaver from the Stamp set onto Strathmore watercolor paper with Scattered Straw Distress Ink using my TH Platform. I then used Frayed BurlapVintage Photo & Walnut Stain Distress Inks to watercolor the image with a Waterbrush. I then die cut him out using the corresponding  die. I used the stamp again and stamped onto the  Strong & Free paper and fussy cut the vest out and adhered to my colored image. I finished him with some White Nuvo Drops.

And there we have the first card- ready for Canada Day! :)

Up next is the CAS Tag I made using the Maple Syrup & Strong & Free papers with  some of the Ephemera pieces.

I die cut a tag using STAMPlorations Stitched Tag die from  the Maple Syrup paper and then added a piece of the Strong & Free paper but using the red/white maple leafs side this time. The little patriotic Moose and Happy Canada Day Banner finished off my tag with a little button and twine from my stash.

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty- hop onto to Jessica's blog next for her uber adorable creation using the  Photo Play O' Canada products. 

If you get lost along the way, here's the Blog Hop List:

Amy Almeida <You are here>
Nancy Frustaci

Oh and use coupon code HOP10 to get $10 of your purchase of $50 or more . Woot! Woot!

Products used today:

Sunday, 10 June 2018

SCRAP 'N STAMP~ Gelli Print Journal

Good Morning Crafty friends!! I'm uber excited to share with you that I'm now a DT Gal for 

Woohoo!! They carry such an array of Crafty Goodness!! Be sure to check them out as there's something for everyone! ;o)

I was playing with my Gelli Plate, Stencils and Dylusions paints and had quite a few I decided to create a lil' 4.5'x5.5' Art Journal. I simply cut the sheets to my desired size and folded them in half using my Scor-board. 

I then adhered the back sides of each page using Be Creative Tape. Once I had the book, I used Matte Medium and Duct Tape for the binding along with some fun Jane Davenport Washi Tape. I then used Cut out covers from another sheet of Gelli Prints and adhered to the Journal using my 3M Tape gun and Matte Medium. 

I then watercolored the Penny Black "Portrait" Image using Distress Inks and waterbrush. SNS has a few Gorgeous Girls you can substitute for the Portrait Stamp, like Angelette, Grace and Isabelle.  I then decorated my Cover using  Prima Butterflies, TH Script Stamp in Archival Inks- Carnation Red, Tea Rose, Shadow Grey and Jet Black. I then added some doodles using White and Post Box Red Dylusions Paint Pens. I adhered the Prima Butterflies using My Zig Glue Pen. 

Here are some samples of my inside pages that are just waiting for my imagination to fill them up!

I found having the backgrounds already done, helps when I want to create but don't have a lot of time or am just wanting to try a new image or technique. :o)

Again, I'm so excited to be on this Design team with these Amazing girls!

Be sure to join us on June 22nd for a Blog Hop using Photoplay's Oh Canada!