Tuesday, 17 October 2017

MHKDesigns - Designer Inspiration - October

Hello friends!


I'm here today with my October Designer Inspiration post for MHKDesigns!

I just LOVE the simplicity and gorgeous designs in
 "Growing Goodness" - so that is what set I chose to create my card this month!



Here is what I created:




I've been really loving playing with watercolors - can you tell? 

I hope you enjoy this card! 

See ya next time!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

MHKDesigns - October New Release - Growing Goodness




Hello friends!

It's time for an amazing new release month with MHKDesigns!   
The next stamp set we are sharing is called  "Growing Goodness".  

  
Here is what I created:





Hope you love it! I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
And now, let's talk about how to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE!  Here's what you'll need to do...
  1. Comment on the MHKDesigns blog.
  2. Comment on each DT member's blog.
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and comment there.
Mynn will be choosing comments randomly from all these places after the release is over, and the authors of those comments will be our winners!  So, the best way to win is to comment every day!  We LOVE the feedback you give us! :)  Here's the list of blogs for you to visit today...

Asha | Asmah | Dawn | Judy | Jessica 
Janie | Julie  Mynn | Rocky | Shawna

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!  This was our final New Relase for June and you can find it in the  MHKDesigns Etsy shop!  Don't forget to get all your commenting in for your chance to WIN, and please do join our monthly challenge, as well!


I hope you will check in with the rest of the design team to see what they all created!

See you next time!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - October 2017 Reveal


Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 October New Reveal Blog Hop!



We are now revealing our new stamp sets on the 15th of each month.  On the first of the month, a new video kit club will be revealed.


NEW STORE - NEW BLOG - NEW PRODUCT LINES! 

We are continuing to add new product lines, so be on the look out for them.  


We have four new rubber stamp sets and one digi only stamp set being revealed this month.  

The sets are:



Lovely As A Leaf 869
(Digital Version: DIGI869FS)

(Digital Version: DIGI871BG)








When you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images and/or sentiments not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On the 17th of the month, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.


The Blog Hop Order this month is:

Jess - you are here! :)
Belinda
Diane
Eret
Shona
Donna
Chris


(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)




We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize. (This is checked for compliance.) 

 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????


Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!



 The new and improved Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is up and running on Facebook.  Click on the link and ask to join today.  This is a closed group, but we want anyone who wants to participate to join (just trying to keep out spammers 😀).  Come join in one the fun today!

 The challenges will run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) needs to be used.  If you don't have any yet, no worries, there are some Freebies located on the SNS website.  They are located on the Home page, just scroll down a bit to see them:

The Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the new on-line store.  Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo.

We hope to see you soon in our new Facebook Group!

Eek!  I'm first up this month! I hope you are ready for some Farm Inspiration! :)

I was so excited when I saw the Farm sets! I get a lot of requests for farm cards, so these will be perfect! I chose to work with the Cows set for the reveal!  First up, my supply list!

Supply List (SparkleNSprinkle):

Other Supplies:
White, Brown & Aqua Cardstock

First, I started by stamping the cow silhouette with Versamark Ink and embossing with Black Detail Embossing Powder. (You will see the second cow image later this month - that was embossed with Blackened Bronze Embossing Powder!).


I set that aside and went to work on my background. I cut out a piece of Aqua cardstock using the Tonic Dies - Filligree Affections Idyllics Die & Embossing Folder Set 1516e (I LOVE the details that this set adds!). I attached the die cut piece to a piece of Sticker Paper 99558 and added Mermaid Glitter G1139. I burnished it in well with my finger tool - isn't it pretty?  I used the scallop part of the Filligree die to cut the top of the Sticker Paper too.

  

Next, I stamped my sentiment Versamark Ink and embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder. Once it was cooled and set, I added a light wash of Aqua Flow Watercolor Pen in "Aqua Splash" to accent the sentiment!  The cream can image was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink and watercolored with Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens - Aqua Splash 908n and Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens - Rustic Oak 901n.  I used the Medium Nuvo Glue Pen to add some Daffodil Embossing Powder to the rubber boots!  Cute! :) 

 

Using the Embossing Folder that came in the Filligree set, I embossed a piece of brown Cardstock for my background.  The detail that this folder left is incredible!  I matted my layers on each piece using 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and added a matching ribbon.  As the final touch, Sunlit Meadow Glitter Drops were added as accents. I love these drops!






I can't wait for you to see what the rest of the Design Team created this month - you are in for a real treat!  The next stop on our hop is the talented Belinda and you can find her blog HERE.

See you really soon!  I have a lot to share with you this month!

Jess

Friday, 13 October 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - Birdhouse Friends #2

Hello crafty friends!

I have one more Birdhouse Friends card to share with you that I created this month for SparkleNSprinkle!


Supply List (SparkleNSprinkle):

Other Supplies:
Yellow, Aqua & White Cardstock
Heidi Swapp Minc Foil

Alright, let's get started!  I stamped the Birdhouse image using Versafine Ink and colored it with the Aqua Flow Water Color Pens & Glitter Markers. 
  
I've really been playing around with using these coloring mediums, and I love the technique of coloring the glitter pen onto a clear block, then using a brush to pick up the color to add to my image!
Next up....fun with Stickum Powder!  I started by using Versamark Ink to randomly stamp the birdhouse image to a piece of yellow cardstock. I sprinkled on the Stickum Powder and heat set. While it was still warm, I quickly used a piece of craft foil transfer to adhere a sparkly aqua colored foil to the embossing image!  I had to reheat a few times and keep pressing my foil piece onto the embossing images, but it really worked out well!  
    

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock using Versamark Ink and embossed with the GORGEOUS Golden Follies Embossing Powder. It's one of my faves :)
I used some 1/4" Tear-ific Tape around the outside edge of my background paper to add some Shaved Ice Glitter (it's so pretty).  
Finally, all the layers were adhered with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. I added some Dandelion Crystal Drops as a finishing touch.
    

I hope you enjoy this card!  I had fun. Can't you tell? I always have fun! haha
See you next time!
Jess

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Inspired By Stamping - Sunflowers & Pumpkins

Hello crafty friends!


I have 2 quick cards to share with you today.  Joanna Munster from Inspired By Stamping graciously allowed me to color some of her beautiful images.  I just love these gorgeous images!  I worked with the Sunflowers stamp today and the Pumpkins stamp last week.

  

Here are my cards:



 

I watercolored both of these cardfronts and added some simple, yet elegant embellishments!

I hope you enjoy these cards!  Be sure to sign up for the Inspired By Stamping Newsletter for more information and free digis! :)

See ya next time!
Jess



Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Kitty Bee Designs - Designer Spotlight October 2017

Hello friends!


I'm here today with my Designer Spotlight creation for Kitty Bee Designs!

Here is my Designer Inspiration for October, featuring the stamp set "Haku Flower Kitty Bee".





I once again reached for the Watercolors to color this sweet kitty up. I think it's my new fave coloring medium! :)

I hope you enjoy this card! 

See you soon!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #233

Hello friends!


It's time for another great sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Here it is:


Here is what I created:



I paired the new Close to My Heart "Cats & Bats" Paper Pack with retired "Nevermore" Complements. 


I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!

Jess

MHKDesigns - October New Release - Funky Fall Foliage




Hello friends!

It's time for an amazing new release month with MHKDesigns!   
The next stamp set we are sharing is called "Funky Fall Foliage". 



  
Here is what I created:





Hope you love it! I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
And now, let's talk about how to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE!  Here's what you'll need to do...
  1. Comment on the MHKDesigns blog.
  2. Comment on each DT member's blog.
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and comment there.
Mynn will be choosing comments randomly from all these places after the release is over, and the authors of those comments will be our winners!  So, the best way to win is to comment every day!  We LOVE the feedback you give us! :)  Here's the list of blogs for you to visit today...

Asha | Asmah | Dawn | Judy | Jessica 
Janie | Julie  Mynn | Rocky | Shawna

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!  This was our final New Relase for June and you can find it in the  MHKDesigns Etsy shop!  Don't forget to get all your commenting in for your chance to WIN, and please do join our monthly challenge, as well!


I hope you will check in with the rest of the design team to see what they all created!

See you next time!

Friday, 6 October 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - Birdhouse Friends

Hello friends!

I have another fun card to share with your for SparkleNSprinkle!


Supply List (SparkleNSprinkle):

Other Supplies:
Brown Cardstock, White Cardstock, Blue Cardstock
Embossing Folder
Big Shot Die Cut Machine


I just had so much fun making this card! I started by stamping my Birdhouse image onto a piece of white cardstock and watercoloring it using the always fun Nuvo Aquaflow Watercolor Pens.  After it was dry (which was pretty instantly!) I used the Eastern Oyster Die set to cut out the image. I set that aside and went to work on my background.

First, I used a embossing folder to add some texture to the brown cardstock. I rubbed on the Fresh Copper Embellishment Mousse to really accentuate the embossed areas. It sure leaves it with a beautiful shine.  Next up was some mixed media FUN!  I sprinkled on the Copper Flame Embossing Powder along with some Super Thick Gold Embossing powder randomly  and heat set from underneath the paper!  This was a fun method of applying the embossing powder without any ink or adhesive. 

  

  

Using the Eastern Oyster Die set again, I cut out a piece of aqua blue cardstock and a piece of Super Adhesive Sheets. To the Super Adhesive Sheets Die Cut I adhered by focal image to the center, then sprinkled on Dark Chocolate Flocking around the outside edge, burnishing it in well. 

I adhered all my pieces together using 1/4" Tear-ific Tape (this stuff is worth its weight in GOLD!) and then I had one more trick up my sleeve!  I wanted to add a bit more texture, so I added a bit more of the Copper Flame Embossing Powder. While it was still HOT, I quickly stamped the Flower image from the set into the hot embossing powder and it left it's imprint!  A quick tip - ink up your stamp with Versamark Ink before stamping into the hot liquid to avoid it sticking to your stamp.

  

Finally, once everything was cooled and well adhered, I added some of the Neptune Crystal Drops as finishing touches.

 

  

  

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and go give some of these techniques and tricks a try!  See you again really soon!

Jess