Tuesday 27 June 2017

STAMPlorations~ 4th Birthday Blog Hop!

Yay!! It's STAMPlorations 4th Birthday and to celebrate we are doing a Happy Birthday Blog Hop!


There is something new this hop though...there is a wishlist Link up...this is where you get to create a wishlist for a chance to win $50 worth of products from your wishlist! How sweet is that? 

  • Participants must go to stamplorations.com, create an account, and add items to their wishlist. Then they add the link to their wishlist to the Inlinkz on the blog.
  • Wishlist link-up will open a week before the blog hop, on June 19th. That post will contain the link-up with a step-by-step short video on how to link-up their wishlist. Easy Peasy! :o)
  • Three (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the store
  • One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on our Facebook page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30
  • One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on our Instagram page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30
  • Two (2) randomly drawn winners from the Wishlist Link-Up will each win the products in their wish list (up to $50 MSRP)

Here are my makes using some fabulous new goodies from STAMPlorations!

First, here's a tag to celebrate YOU using Sentiments from BOLD SENTIMENTS: GORGEOUS and CUTplorations Oval Shaker Balloons dies
I started with a tag cut from Plaid Designer paper from MME and embossed the Gorgeous sentiment in white. I cut out the balloons in colors to match the plaid background and embossed the "Simply" sentiment in white. The red balloon is adhered with 3D foam tape for added dimension. Some twine and a paper-pierced edge for a faux stitched look finished it off. :o)

Next up, is a little fun and bright card for a Happy Birthday! I used Happy Birthday Sentiment set- Can I just say I LURVE the fonts used in this set??? so much fun! I embossed the "Birthday" sentiment in white and watercolored the background using Jane Davenport's Watercolor Brights set. Once dry, I stamped the "Happy" sentiment in Jet Black Archival Ink. I finished with the adorable  little shaker present using the CUTPlorations Gift Builder #2 die set.
Layered onto yellow and blue cardstock and finished with some black Nuvo Enamel Drops. 

Don't forget to link up AND..yes there is more... ALL the products in the store, including this new release, are 15% off until July 7, 2017....AND if you use the Discount Code STAMPGIRLAMY you get another 20% off....so yep that's a total of 35%!! Happy Shoppin'! ;o)

Be sure to check out the other great makes from the design team girls all week for some AMAZING inspiration!

Saturday 24 June 2017

LBBS~Dream Canvas

Hello, crafty friends, today I have a lil' Mixed Media Canvas using one of the amazing Mixed Media Images that Olga has in the Little Blue Button Shop! I used the Angel digi stamp

Isn't she beautiful??? 
Be sure to check out the other amazing Mixed Media Images in the shop here

Here's my canvas:
 I started by applying texture paste thru a TCW Reverse Chicken Wire stencil. Once dry, I sprayed some color sprays in Orange, yellow and red and stamped some shapes for added texture for my background. 

I watercolored the ANGEL image with Derwent Inktense pencils and fussy cut out. I adhered her to my canvas with gel medium and 3D foam tape. I finished by adhering different feathers I stamped, die cut and shaped/curled. I finished with a simple sentiment and voila! :o)

I sure hope I've inspired you today. 

Happy craftin'!

Sunday 18 June 2017

STAMPlorations~ Sunday Stencil #101

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm sharing a tag I made for STAMPlorations Sunday Stencil #101. The designers have created some fabulous mixed media projects to inspire you. You can find them  here so be sure to check them out and leave them some luv! :o) 

Today I used ARTplorations  Emanations Stencil along with sentiments from Bold Sentiments: Explore STAMPlorations Stamp Set. 

 A pretty quick and easy background using a watercolor paper tag and some Distress Oxide inks applied thru the Emanations Stencil. I splattered some White acrylic paint and let dry. I used some Brushos in Orange and emerald green on an airplane diecut and applied some washi tape from my stash onto the tag. Stamped sentiments from the
Bold Sentiments: Explore STAMPlorations Stamp Set and used foam tape for added dimension to adhere the sentiments and airplane. Some ribbon and button finished off the tag.

I hope you were inspired to play along in our Monthly Challenge, there is still some time to join in.

Don't forget you can use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" to  Save 20% in the STAMPlorations online shop. Have a great weekend. :o)

Sunday 4 June 2017

STAMPlorations~June Mixed Media Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone, it's that time again for a new challenge over at

The theme is always anything mixed media goes, except a card! Just remember you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. You have until the end of the month to play!   

 This month I used some fun new products from STAMPlorations. :o)

 I started by playing with some Distress Oxides in Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint and the new Curve Play ARTplorations Stencil to create my background. 

I then stamped the 3 different sized butterflies from the Trendy Butterflies 2 set onto text paper and colored the 2 smallest with the same Distress Oxide Inks used in the background and fussy cut them out. I layered them onto the tag for added dimension and stamped the sentiments from Happy Happy Birthday and Gorgeous Bold Sentiment sets in Jet Black Archival Ink. A little doodled border finished it off. 

 I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty and join in our challenge. 


Friday 2 June 2017

STAMPlorations~ Lil' Gift Card Tag


Happy Friday crafty friends, I'm up on the STAMPlorations Blog today with a step-by-step tutorial using some NEW ARTplorations Stencils: Atoms, Doily Squares and Emanations.. With the end of school approaching, I thought I’d share a little Gift Card Pocket Tag with y'all  as I thought these would make great lil’ gifts for teacher’s to thank them for all they do. :o)

 You can catch the step-by-step photo tutorial here.

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

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Thursday 1 June 2017

LBBS~ Sophie and Sam Tag

Good morning crafty friends, today I'm super excited to share with you my make for 
Here's a lil' tag using Kite Sophie & Sam which is one of the two adorable new releases this month. 

I started with a tag made from MDF Chipboard and then covered it with Recollections Designer papers and layered them on. I added a Doily and the kite embellie (also from Recollections) and a button and twine to finish it off. :o)

I colored this adorable image with Distress Markers and Spectrum Noir Markers. I fussy cut it out and adhered it with 3D foam tape for added dimension. 

These two are just too cute for words even! Love them! :o)

Be sure to check out the other DT's amazing makes using this month's LBBS New Releases!

I hope I've inspired you to get crafty today.