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October Mid-Month Inspiration with JDS

At the risk of losing you on the *very* first sentence of this post, I am going to share a revelation I had… there are just 67 days to Christmas! Yikes!!! I have a bigger Christmas card list this year than ever before, so I need to get started and ASAP! And this is a great time to remind you that you have until November 1st to enter the Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge. So with that, I present today’s card using this fun set from Jan’s Digi Stamps called Over the River.

I am going to get so much use out of this set!!! I love that the stack of presents can be used not just for Christmas but also for a birthday card too when paired with another sentiment. But for today’s card I used the car image and one of the three sentiments included in the set. I printed the black and white version of the image not knowing what patterned paper I would use and if the colored version would coordinate. I found this great village scene paper in my stash with non-traditional Christmas colors which I thought was fun. It made it a little tricky to color but it was good practice for my coloring mixing skills with Prismacolor pencils. In addition to colored pencils, I also added silver gel pen for the trim and I added Crystal Stickles to the snow in the image. My focal point was just the right size and shape to work with the current My Favorite Things sketch, so I cut some paper strips to use as the other elements. Here is a picture of the sketch #511:

The patterned paper and focal image were die cut with Pink and Main Rounded Stitched Rectangle dies. The lighter green strip of paper is actually white paper covered in Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink as I didn’t have cardstock to match and the pink and green together was a little… much. The focal is popped up in fun foam for dimension. I’m actually really pleased with how this turned out and it reminds me of a custom, mint colored VW Bug an ex-boyfriend had back when I was in high school. I was thrilled to find that I had sequins in my stash that matched, and the shimmer of the Stickles has a pink and green flecks to the glitter that just makes this card come together in real life!!! I know the picture doesn’t do it justice, but you know I just gotta try to share the shimmer in a close up (or two)!

That’s it for me, but you, my friends, still have work to do!!! LOL! You should hop over to the Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge to see what beautiful creations my teamies made for you! And while you are there, you should link up your most recent project or two in the challenge! We are truly an Anything Goes challenge so it need not include digi stamps or paper…. your latest quilt, beaded project, crocheted scarf, or baked cookies are perfect entries too. Whatever your craft, you can enter it here for a chance to win Jan’s digis from the Jan’s Digi Stamps Store! And you can enter up to 5 times per challenge, so remember to come back again throughout the month. I hope you have gotten a start on your holiday cards so you can relax and try to enjoy the Christmas season in this strange year. Cards have never been more important than now, when we can’t always see our friends and family but we can always let them know they are in our hearts when we send them a card made *just* for them!

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Boo Crew Hop-lloween

A little group of my friends and I decided to have a mini hop for Halloween card, a Hop-lloween, if you will. Now, before you roll your eyes at the mention of another hop, this one is only 6 hops, not a gajillion!!! And by now, you should be following these talented ladies anyway 😁 Here’s the full lineup to make sure you see everyone’s creations:

For my card, I used a clear set called Witch Way to the Candy by My Favorite Things… a set I *had to have* then never used. Time to fix that!!! Now I could have stamped and fussy cut the images out… but I decided to mask and create a one layer scene instead! After all the stamping and masking on bristol paper was complete, I colored up my images with Prismacolor pencils. When happy with the coloring, I reapplied the masks and ink blended with Distress Oxide inks. I used Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch and Seedless Preserves for the sky and then went over the bottom with Black Soot for the ground. I left it to dry overnight before removing the masks, just so I wouldn’t smudge anything. The next day when the ink was completely dry, I removed the masks and heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom. I few gems from Lucy’s Little Things finished the card off! I love how they reflect the colors near them!!!

That’s it from me… your next stop is Von Marie! And be sure to follow back around to Lounon to make sure you see all the spooky goodness we have for you today!

Thanks to all my friends in the Boo Crew… if it were not for you guys I’d be indulging in booze instead of boos!!!

ETA: 10/13/20 The Frankenstein card was chosen as a Top Pick at Tuesday Throwdown!!!

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October DT Post for Jan’s Digi Stamps

We’re kicking off a new challenge at Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge today! With the calendar telling me that its October, and the slight chill in the air, I couldn’t help but make a fall card! Well, cards… plural. I swear my intention was to make just one, but an error in sizing led me to reprinting the digi. I couldn’t just let the original printing go to waste, could I?!? No, so you benefit be getting a second card! Now, please be kind and remember I am crafter, not a photographer. I’ve been struggling trying to capture the color and shine of bling and other reflective objects but I am failing miserably. Anyone with tips or tricks, please comment below because I really need some advice! OK, disclaimer out the way… let’s talk about the cards!!!

First, let’s look at the set I’m using today from Jan’s Digi Stamps store called Harvest Scarecrow. It comes with three drawn images, in both b/w and pre-colored, subway art (also in b/w and pre-colored), and 5 sentiments!

For my first card, I wanted to try using the current sketch from Try Stampin on Tuesday challenge #477, shown below. I initially printed the digi too big so I set it aside and reprinted another *after* measuring out my dies and doing some calculations. I made the banner piece by cutting a rectangle and then using a square die to make the fishtail edge. I used a coordinating paper pad for all the layers. I added orange rhinestones, some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen, and a puffy, foil pumpkin sticker from Hobby Lobby to dress this up. I love the deep blue patterned paper with leaves, but I admit this card isn’t really my style. Here is a closeup of the card:

I kept looking at the original printing of the pre-colored digi in the Harvest Scarecrow set and I decided not to let it go to waste or end up in a bag of bits and bobs likely to never see the light of day. Using the scraps from the first card, I was able to assemble a full card from the remnants! For whatever reason, this same image and papers appeals to me more and this is definitely my favorite of the two cards! The little scene got the same sparkling treatment (and some also on the orange leaves in the paper), and the same rhinestones. Due to the larger size of the image, I didn’t feel the need to add a pumpkin sticker to this one. Here is a closer view of this card:

Now, the rest of the JDS Design Team created awesome cards so I really hope you will pop over to the Jan’s Digi Stamps challenge to see their creations, and while you are there, click the follow button so you don’t miss out on mid month inspiration! Our challenge is truly anything goes… any type of creation can be entered! So be sure to come back and enter your creations (5 entries allowed per challenge) for a chance of winning images from the Jan’s Digi Stamp store. For that matter, head to the store and check out the new releases! Thanks for taking the time to visit me today. I’ll be back in a couple days with some Halloween fun!!!

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Halloween Instagram Hop

A group of my crafty friends and I are hopping along in the Halloween Theme IG Hop today! This hop is part of a fun giveaway by Donna Perisic from CreativePixieDesigns.com and @creativepixiedesigns, who is coordinating this hop and giving away two $25.00 Gift Certificates to Scrapbook.com. Entries must be made by October 10th on Instagram. To enter:

  1. Follow Donna Perisic @CreativePixieDesigns
  2. Tag one friend in the comments *on her IG post*
  3. For bonus entries, follow the other designers on this hop (like me @misplacedmojo) and tag a friend in the comments on their IG posts.

Here is the full hop lineup:

OK, with that out of the way, let’s talk cards!!! You know how excited I get about hops and how I tend to make more than 1 project when those creative juices start flowing! Both cards today use a set from Darcie’s called Creepin’ It Real. I’m still on my Prismacolor streak, so I used them on both cards. Let’s take a look at my favorite of the two cards:

After I got Frankie all colored in my favorite color, lime/sap green, I fussy cut him out and picked out some coordinating papers from a Queen and Co. paper pack. I found a current sketch challenge at Try Stamping on Tuesday that I thought would work great for my idea. I die cut my papers and sentiment using Spellbinders dies from 3 patterns, plus black glitter DCWV paper. I deviated a bit from the sketch to fit my elements, but in my opinion a sketch is a starting point! To finish this card off I added 3 green glitter epoxy dots from my stash for added sparkle. Writing this post I wish I had colored the heart in the sentiment green like Frankie! Here’s the close up:

Next up is a card made from the leftovers and the other image in the set!

This Queen and Co. paper pack is double sided and it was killing me that I hadn’t been able to use the other patterns on the back! Please tell me I’m not the only one who struggles picking sides! This other image from the set was super cute and had a purr-fect sentiment to go with it! 😉 Another quick flip through the sketch book and shazam… this card was born! Hard to tell from the photo but the green mat behind the diagonal strip is shimmer paper and quite pretty in real life, but as I pointed out in a post a couple days ago, I’m a crafter and not a photographer! This time I used stitched square dies from Simon Says Stamp for my elements and the sparkling gems from Trinity Stamps that were included in the July Create and Inkspire kit. They have a slight iridescence that reflects the colors of the papers you used. And here is a closer view of this card and my less than perfect fussy cutting.

If this is your first time here and you like what you see, please consider following my blog. I post most of my projects on IG but *everything* gets posted here, along with all the supplies and details. Comments left here on this post will not be entered into the giveaway, so be sure to pop over to IG and start @CreativePixieDesigns for the chance to win one of two $25 Scrapbook.com gift certificates! Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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October 2CCC DT Post with Beccy’s Place

I don’t know how it happened, but we somehow got to October 2020. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad we made it… but how on earth did the toughest year EVER go so FAST especially when each day feels so SLOW! Being October 1st, its the first day of the new challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and I’m bringing you my ST assignment for the month. And as much as I wanted to jump into Halloween cards in October, I need a birthday card for a special young man turning 20 this week. I call him my adopted son as he and my son were close friends in high school and I have become a mentor and extra mother to this young man. Though he have graduated and gone onto college, I still text with him often to talk about his classes, his job, etc. I’d actually rather make him a techie style card as he’s going to school for Computer Sciences but I couldn’t come up with an idea… yet. In the meantime, this fun birthday bear called Birthday Stanley from Beccy’s Place makes a great birthday card!

Did I mention this image set is a freebie on her blog? And that she has a bunch of other freebies available? You’ll want to pop over to the Beccy’s Place blog to download the freebies and then check out the store to see the great sets she has for sale. I paired the image up with the current sketch from Sketch Saturday to make this card. I used some scrap masculine patterned paper from my stash, which I die cut using the largest Square nesting die from Spellbinders, and then colored the image to match using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I used coordinating cardstock scrap for the accent piece in the sketch. The sentiment, available with the image, was cut into a banner at the same angle as the sketch pieces and popped up on foam tape, as was Stanley the birthday bear after he was fussy cut. I added some gems from Kat Scrappiness in a matching brown (Trust me here, but I cannot get them to photograph properly. They are a lovely almost iridescent chocolate color). Here is a closeup of the card front:

I thought the secondary image and sentiment were fun too, so I opted to use them on the inside of the card. Once again I colored with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut the image. I used a scrap of the patterned paper to ground it and also matted the sentiment to help it pop. Here is a peek of the inside of the card:

The whole DT are using different images from Beccy’s Place, so hop over to 2 Crafty Critter Crazies to see what images they used and what they made with them! Then come back anytime before October 25th to enter your critter creations in the challenge! You can enter up to 5 times, and entries can be ANY craft (even baking) as long as it has a critter! Thanks for visiting me today and I hope your October is off to a great start!!!

ETA: 10/12/20 This card was selected as one of 5 prize winners at The Cutie Pie Challenge!!! My prize is from My Besties!

ETA: 10/10/20 This card was 1 of the Top 3 picks at Sketch Saturday!!!

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Same Set Syndrome Hop with Kat Scrappiness!

Welcome to the #SeptemberSameSetSyndrome hop! If this is your first time here, I’m Karen and our hop group showcases a small independent stamp company each month to help promote them and hopefully introduce you to new-to-you products and companies! You should have come here from the talented and sweet Lisa Cmay. Your next stop after me is the one and only LeeAnn McKinney! I’ll be sure to link to her again at the bottom of the post.

This month we are showcasing Kat Scrappiness, who is not only a stamp and die designer in their own right, but also a phenomenal store where you can purchase products from many companies in addition to their Kat Scrappiness exclusives. And wait until you see their embellishment selection! Wowzers! We’re all using the same set, called Christmas Gnomes and as you can see I felt inspired and made 3 cards for you today!!! All the images were colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, and Spectrum Noir sparkle pen was added to all the white fuzzy parts of the outfits.

First up is this slimline card using not just the Christmas Gnomes, but also the Double Stitched Nesting Slimline Dies by Kat Scrappiness. I used the largest die to create the frame and layered the negative piece inside as a background. I added acetate to the frame, used Darice thin foam strips to pop the front up and added these cool Confetti Tubes from the Dollar Tree! They’re lightweight, squishy, and springy… and they get Everywhere… but they look so cool in real life that its worth it! I dressed up the shaker with some paper strips to mimic a present. The focal and sentiment are both popped up on top for dimension. Here is a closeup of all that shimmer of the confetti tubes, sequins, and sparkle pen:

Next up is the candy cane gnome:

This one was inspired by the current sketch at Inspire.Create.Challenge (not to be confused with last month’s spotlight Create and Inkspire). I found the perfect candy cane paper in my stash from Doodlebug but a whole cardfront was too busy. Sketch to the rescue, I found this simple sketch (below) and with the benefit of double sided papers I was good to go! I wanted a little differentiation between the patterns so I added a strip of silver mirror cardstock to mirror the silver buckle on this gnomies outfit. The rounded rectangle dies are from Pink and Main. Here is candy cane gnomies closeup:

Last up is Christmas lights gnomie:

These dudes were too cute not to use them ALL! This background is a 6×6 cling stamp from Hero Arts and its aptly called Christmas Lights. It too is colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol. The circle dies are a combination of Simon Says Stamp and Spellbinders (gotta use what you have sometimes). So much fun to color!!! And here is this dude’s glamour shot:

All three cards have spectrum noir sparkle pen accents (super hard to photograph), red sequins as embellishments, and silver gel pen details. I was tempted to add Nuvo Glaze to all the Christmas lights but then I came to my senses!!! LOL

OK, so be sure to head on over to LeeAnn for the next stop on the hop! The hop is spread over blogs, YT, and IG. If you get lost along the way, our fearless leader Ally K will have the full hop lineup. Also, you can search #SameSetSyndromeSeptember on YT and IG to find participants there. Thanks for taking the time to drop by. If you don’t already, please consider following my blog and/or my IG account @misplacedmojo and I’ll see you again next month!

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Collected Crafty Collabs September Hop!

I’m always so excited to bring this post to you each month! This is my favorite project to work on because it not only makes me use all the goodies I’ve squirreled away but I get to share with you some of the best crafters you will ever find but may never of heard of before! Our little hop group has SO much talent! And its always fun to see their takes on the monthly prompts. If you haven’t been here before, welcome to my little home on the internet! If you arrived here from Martha Lucia Gomez of Joy Clair fame, than you have already seen some of the goodness this hop produces! After me, your next stop is the spectacular and talented Danielle Brown, who designs for Joy Clair and Dare 2B Artzy! You don’t want to miss out on her post!!! I’ll link to her again at the end too for your convenience, as well as the full hop schedule. This month the prompt is Halloween/Fall cards and/or Sequins. So many possibilities! Let’s get to it!

It wouldn’t be a Collected Crafty Collabs hop if I didn’t include a squirrel image (or two)! I started with this adorable squirrel from Gerda Steiner’s Happy Fall and colored him with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. For the background, I used an assortment of Distress Oxides and ink blended on bristol paper. I wanted to die cut leaves, and glue them on the card base in the same place they were cut from the ink blended panel so I made a template with copy paper to help me. It would take longer to type out the steps than it did to do it and I know y’all have probably done this yourselves so we’ll skip the details (if questions, pop them in the comments!). I then *painstakingly* glued color coordinating sequins to the die cuts and adhered the negative ink blended piece over top with with foam tape. I die cut a larger leaf out of vellum to ground my little squirrel, added a sentiment strip, popped it up on the front and this card was complete! Here is a closer look:

This process gave me another idea, so the overachiever in me whipped up another card! Same, but different!

This time I simplified the process by making it a shaker card. I randomly ink blended a bristol card panel, this time with another assortment of Oxides. Again I die cut a bunch of the leaf dies but this time we’re not using them for the background. Instead, I ink blended a lighter color on the card front to shine through the apertures. I added acetate and foam tape to the front panel, making small wells for each die cut leaf. I added a ton of sequins and microbeads to each well and then lined up my ink blended card base and pressed to secure all those shiny goodies within! I used sentiments from Neat & Tangled’s Into the Woods (which sadly does not have a squirrel image) and (bravely) stamped directly on the ink blended piece. Had I not forgotten to stamp the sentiment until it was assembled, I would have heat embossed the sentiment. Here is another view of the card:

And because I can’t help myself (and I have more squirrel sets than we have months in the hops) I have a 3rd card for you!

Sweet, right? This uses a scene stamp from Darcie’s called Autumn Scene and a sweet squirrel from the Hello Bluebird Woodland Littles set. I could have masked the squirrel into the scene but I didn’t think of it until it was too late so I fussy cut him out. Once again I used my Prismacolor pencils for the coloring on this card. I stamped a background stamp from Impression Obsession aptly called Woodgrain directly on the kraft card base. I used another IO set called Gourdous for the small sentiment, which was die cut with a Creek Band Creations tag die. I added a tiny twine bow and of course the monthly prompt of sequins! Here is a closeup:

I could have made another 3 cards for Halloween if I had started sooner, but I simply ran out of time. I did not come anywhere near close to running out of sequins… those things must multiply in the drawer! OK, as promised here is your hop list:

Thanks for visiting me today! Subscribe if you like what you see or check me out on IG @misplacedmojo to follow me there! I hop you take the 20 mins or so to hop along because I know you will be blown away!!!

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Mid Month Inspiration at JDS

Popping in with a reminder that the September Anything Goes challenge is still going on at Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge and you have until Oct. 4th to enter for the chance to win images from the Jan’s Digi Stamps store! And if you use any of Jan’s images in your project, you have an extra chance to win! Here in GA we’re getting a taste of Fall, but I’m still clinging onto the last days of summer!

Today’s card features an accessory image from the Beach Friends set:

Cute, right? I love how Jan’s sets come with extra images that can either enhance the main image, or hold up on their own as the focal image! I enlarged the b/w version of the cocktails to fill an A2 card front, added the sentiment, and printed on bristol paper. I die cut the panel with a Pink and Main rounded rectangle die. The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils, smoothed with Gamsol, and then highlights were added with a white gel pen. I added jewels from Trinity Stamps for a finishing touch. I love how they reflect back the colors used in the coloring! Here is a close up:

I would be so happy if you were to head over to the Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge site to see what the rest of the team created and to enter your latest creation to our Anything Goes challenge where truly anything goes… cards, layouts, knitting, pottery, jewelry, sewing, baking… anything!

Thanks so much for dropping in today to view my card. Your visits and comments mean the world to me. Especially during Covid, it can feel like you are in a bubble and isolated from the world. Sharing my projects is much more enjoyable when I know someone else has enjoyed seeing it!

ETA: 9/21/20 This card was chosen as one of the Top 3 at Crafty Sentiment Designs!!!

ETA: 9/26/20 This card was picked as the $10 winner at Gem of a Challenge!!!

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September Challenge at JDS – DT Post

Its the first Monday of the month and that means there’s a new challenge at Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge! There is the hint of fall in the air here in GA and it motivated me to use this gorgeous image from the Signs of Autumn set. The whole set is beautiful, but I wanted to showcase this one image. I love that Jan’s sets come with the images in both color and b/w, and with so many sentiments to choose from. Here is everything included in the set:

I enlarged the image to take up most of an A2 card front and added a sentiment that I thought fit the rest of the space without looking crowded. The pre-colored version is pretty but I was dying to color this myself, so I broke out my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. Unlike the New England states, we don’t get a whole lot of the bright red leaves… some, but our fall leaves lean more yellow, orange, maroon and deep purple. I tried my best with my limited color mixing skills to depict the colors in my mind’s eye.

After coloring, I used Gamsol with paper stumps to smooth and blend the coloring. To ground the image, I added light coloring below the images, knowing that the Gamsol would not smooth the coloring out. Instead, I was shooting for the look of woodgrain without getting to fussy about trying to draw it. I’m not sure I achieved that, but I am content with the results. After coloring, I trimmed the panel down to be narrower than an A2 card. Now, here is where you are going to have to trust me! I swear the paper used for the card front behind the image is the exact same purple as the leaves, but no matter what I did, it appears black in photos. The gems are an olive green to match the green leaves but again, they appear black in the photos. So frustrating!!! I recently changed the light bulbs in my craft room and the new daylight bulbs make crafting so much easier as I can see true colors and everything looks sharper… except the photos!!! I’ll keep playing with the settings on my camera and try adding more lights to the room. In the meantime, imagine a perfectly coordinated color combo! 😉

If you haven’t already, pop into Jan’s Digi Stamps shop to see the latest releases for September. I’ll be back mid-month with a card using a September set. Also, head to the Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge to see what my talented team mates made for you to oooh and aaah over! And remember to post your own creations to the challenge… we’re truly an Anything Goes challenge… no digi stamps needed! Show us whatever you’ve made this month… cards, layouts, 3D art, painting, clay creation, sewing, crochet, knitting, even baking! You name it! You can enter up to 5 times, so keep coming back to submit your projects and enter to win free images from Jan’s Digi Stamps. Full rules are on the challenge site under Challenge Guidelines. We can’t wait to see what you’ve been making!!!

ETA: 9/20/20 This card was selected as one of the DT Top 3 by Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

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September 2CCC DT Post with Stamp On It

Can you believe its September already? I can’t. But there is the barest hint of Fall in the air here in Georgia in the evenings. Before long, Christmas will be sneaking up on us! I’m getting a jump on it though, with this fun Christmas card! Our September sponsor of 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge is Stamp On It, who carries several brands of stamps under their umbrella, including QKR Stampede and Eureka! Stamps. I’m using an adorable Eureka! Stamps image called Holly Doggies and the current sketch (rotated) from Sunday Stamps to make this card. Here is the sketch:

First I selected a patterned paper from an old Doodlebug paper pad. I thought the paw prints in Christmas colors was perfect. I printed my image on Bristol paper and colored it with Prismacolor pencils to coordinate with the paper. It was fun figuring out what colors to use for each dog breed, and I managed to represent my 2 dogs in the image… a yellow lab named Wally and a black Lab/Border Collie mix named Willow who is full of personality! I used a sentiment from the My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays set, which I cut into a banner. A few adhesive rhinestones and this card was done! Looking at it now though, I need to go back and add Nuvo Glaze or Glossy accents to the berries and doggie noses!!! At least you’re getting to see if before I mess it up and accidentally smear it! 😂 Isn’t it always the final touch that ruins the card?!? Tell me its not just me… 😏

I had the hardest time getting a good photo of this card with the rainy weather we’ve been having this week. This closeup shows the colors a bit more accurately:

Its at this point you’ll want to head to the 2CCC challenge blog and see what the rest of the DT made to show you because they come up with the best ideas and coolest projects! I’ve had a sneak peak, and I know you won’t want to miss them! Be sure to link up your own critter crafts… it doesn’t have to be a card or papercraft… and show us that you are crazy for critters too. Check out Stamp On It too as they have a variety of styles within the many brands they carry and you are sure to find something to love. Thanks for dropping by!

ETA: 10/1/20 This card was chosen as the winner at Papercraft Challenge and the prize is a $15 gift card for the Gerda Steiner store!!! Whoo-hoo!

ETA: 10/13/20 This card was picked as the winner at The 12 Months of Christmas Linkup!!!

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Same Set Syndrome August Hop with Create and Inkspire!

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Welcome to the August Same Set Syndrome hop! If this is your first time here, I’m Karen and our hop group showcases a small independent stamp company each month to promote them and hopefully introduce you to new-to-you products! You should have come here from the talented and sweet Michelle Margaret. Your next stop after me is the amazing and spectacular Renee Moran! I’ll be sure to link to her again at the bottom of the post.

This month, we are showcasing Create and Inkspire, the newest company on the block, owned by Courtney Kreeber. In addition to an online publication, Create and Inkspire offers a monthly themed card kit, and I’ll be using the July kit along this hop. If you are a follower of mine, you know I’ve been getting crazy crafty with the debut kit for the last month. If you aren’t already a follower of my blog, consider leaving this tab open when you hop onto the next stop and check out my other posts. I’d love if you would subscribe to my blog and/or follow me on Instagram @misplacedmojo if you like what you see! This is my take on the C&I July card kit:

Until this card, I had used everything else in the kit at least once except the cloud and grass stencil so I was eager to use that for today’s card! I used makeup brushes and Distress Oxide inks to create a simple and soft background for my floral scene. Once the inks were dry enough to handle, I die cut the panel with a Pink & Main stitched rounded rectangle die. I stamped multiple floral images and watercolored them with Tombow markers, my go-to medium for flowers as it provides me the most control without getting too fussy. Speaking of fussy, I fussy cut the images out which is very simple to do with these images. I popped them all up on foam tape, adding a 2nd layer to the middle flower, and placed them on the panel. The kit comes with a 3×4 stamp set of just sentiments, which I love. I cut my sentiment at an angle for interest. I used a Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen to add some shimmer to the flowers. Here is a couple close ups:

Next on the hop is Renee Moran, who will knock your socks off!

Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!

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Collected Crafty Collabs August Hop!!!

 

 

It is my absolute favorite time of the month, the day I get to hop along with my sweet Squirrel Sisters and our scurry of fellow crafty squirrels! Why squirrels you ask? Because we all have a crafty stash stored up and tucked away just like a squirrel and it’s acorn stash! We want to pull out those precious supplies and enjoy actually using them instead of feeling guilty because we bought them and squirreled them away!

This month the theme is Summer/Vacation and/or Embossing Folders. You can use either or both as the inspiration for your card! Fun, right? The hop officially started with my sweet Squirrel Sister V this month. You probably arrived here from the talented and beautiful Katy Ingram of Eastwick Paper and Ink. And after me your NEXT STOP is the super sweet and uber amazing Charlotte Ehrukainen, aka Lady Joyful! I’ll be sure to link to her again at the bottom of the post. 😊 First, let’s take a look at my cards for the theme! First up, Vacation!

My family goes camping for our vacations, so imagine my excitement when I found a camping set with SQUIRRELS! I *had* to use it!!! This set is called S’more Friend by LDRS Creative, and the squirrels are beyond cute in and of themselves! The fact that there are 4 squirrels… one for each of us Squirrel Sisters that admin this hop group, is perfection! (In case you are wondering, I figure V is the one playing guitar, Marie and I are dancing and being silly, and Anna is sitting and laughing at us all!!!) I went very dark with this colors on this card hoping to portray a night scene around the campfire. The images were colored with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut. I used dies from Creek Bank Creations called Land and Grass Edge to make my hills. I didn’t have the shade of green paper I wanted so the bottom hill is inked with Distress Oxide Pine Needles. The 2nd hill and sky are cardstock. The bright yellow stars are from a Momenta die aptly called Star Confetti and I added some translucent yellow star sequins for a little shimmer. The sentiment from the set was die cut with a Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die. No embossing folder (trust me, I *tried*, really… but this is still fun, right? Here’s the closeup:

Next up are my Summer & Tropical cards… yeah, I know… but I couldn’t decide between all of my ideas! (And my Squirrel Sister V would tell you that I am a “Maximizer”… someone who among other things has to consider every option, even if the first idea is the best.) I’m also an overachiever when it comes to crafting, so you get three cards for the cost of one hop stop! Now, where was I? Oh, summer!

For this next card, I used Jane’s Doodles Tropical Fun set. I randomly stamped the foliage and hibiscus flower, then watercolored them with Tombow markers and once dry die cut with a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die. For the embossing folder background, I used a folder called Tropical Border by Park Lane. I applied green ink on the folder on the raised area and ran it through with green paper, which letterpressed a darker green into the recessed areas of the paper. It took me a couple tries to get it right, and I’m a little said that most of it got covered up! I popped the stamped panel on top with foam tape, added a few clear sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, and called it done! How about a glamour shot?

This last card was so easy to make! This also uses the Jane’s Doodles Tropical Fun set.

The flamingos and sentiment were stamped then die cut with a Simon Says Stamp stitched oval die. I watercolored the images and water with Tombow Markers. I love the bright pink and blue color combo! For the embossing background, I used a 5×7 double sided folder from Spellbinders called Elegance. I thought the flower petals looked like water splashes. I embossed blue paper but the color wasn’t quite right and it looked plain. I decided to hit the raised areas of the design with a Distress Oxide ink and that really brought out the pattern without taking over. Super simple! Time for the obligatory close up!

Dangit, I did it again… I was a hop hog… keeping you here so long when you have people to see, sites to hop to! Your NEXT STOP on the hop is Charlotte, aka Lady Joyful! Thanks for hopping with my squirrel friends and be sure to use those supplies YOU have squirreled away!

Here is the full hop schedule in case you get lost along the way:

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August Mid-Month Inspiration with Jan’s Digi Stamps

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Taking a break from all the Create and Inkspire posts to bring you this fun summer card, courtesy of Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge. Good news! Jan’s Digi Stamps is having a sale!!!

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This card features Eunice and Gertrude, fun characters that star in several stamp sets by Jan. This set, called Beach Friends, has the twosome working on the Vitamin Sea at the beach and enjoying a couple cocktails! The set comes with the scene and 3 accessory images in b/w and pre-colored, as well as 4 sentiments! Check it out:

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Now, the sentiments in the set are great, but I wanted to make my own. I use the Silhouette Studios software to work with my digis and to create my sentiments, even when I don’t use the Silhouette machine to cut anything. I create a rectangle to represent my card base, arrange my images and sentiment to fit within. The software can use all the fonts on my computer so I play around with the font styles and sizes, as well as line and character spacing until I’m happy, then I print. When I am organized, I usually design 4 cards at once and print on bristol paper, then I cut them apart for my card fronts. I chose to work with the black and white version to match patterned paper I picked out to use with it. I loved the muted rainbow tones of the paper and thought it was perfect for my beach scene. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and cut it down to a square focal. I used a kraft card base using Neenah Desert Storm (from my July Create and Inkspire kit). I layered up a band of yellow and turquoise cardstock bands onto the patterned paper, and popped up my focal image on fun foam. I have to admit, I tried every embellishment in my cardmaking stash and could not find something that looked right with this card. Then I broke into my old scrapbooking stash… low and behold, I found the perfect embellishment… a starfish brad from Eyelet Outlet! I did a little card surgery to get it in there, but I love the final touch it adds. Here is a close up of the card:

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The rest of the team have amazing projects to show you, so pop over to the Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge and take a look! Don’t forget that the challenge is a truly Anything Goes challenge and is open to all types of crafts and makes! No stamping required! So be sure to post your next make to be entered in the draw to win images from Jan’s Digi Stamps!!! And remember the awesome sale going on in the Jan’s Digi Stamps shop!!! Thanks for dropping by!

ETA: 9/6/20 This card was picked as a Top Rocker by 613 Avenue Create!!!

ETA: 9/15/20 This card was picked as the winner by Sheepski Designs!!!

ETA: 9/25/20 This card was chosen as the winner by Scribbles Designs!!!

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Create and Inkspire July kit – Take 5 and Hop!!!

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Today I am thrilled to be hopping with a wonderful community of card makers AND part of a multi-prize GIVEAWAY! As you might know, our dear friend Courtney Kreeber launched her company Create and Inkspire last month with the first full month of her online publication and her debut monthly card kit. Its hard getting the word of new companies out to the crafting community without word of mouth advertising. That’s where we come in with today’s hashtag driven hop and giveaways on Instagram and YouTube!!! Today I am giving away one of the July Create and Inkspire card kits to a lucky commentor on my IG post!!! If you came here first, be sure to visit and follow me @misplacedmojo on IG to find the GIVEAWAY post with the full rules. You only have until 8/20/20 at 11:59 PM EST to comment. A winner will be drawn on 8/21/20. Elsewhere on the hop are additional kits and publication memberships up for giveaway!!!

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I have had a blast playing with the July kit and could keep going and going. This makes the 5th card I’ve made with the kit but I still have another 2 in the works and supplies from the kit I haven’t even shown you in use!!! If you found me via the IG hop, be sure to check out my other posts using the C&I July kit! And if this is your first time here, please consider subscribing to my blog or follow me on IG @misplacedmojo to see my future projects. There will be another card with this kit at the end of this month as part of the Same Set Syndrome card hop at the end of the month, with lots of other fun stuff in between!

So, let’s chat about today’s project!!! The July kit comes with 2 stamp sets, a 4×6 image set and a 3×4 sentiment set, shown here:

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I have used all the floral images except the foliage in my previous cards, so you know I had to use it today!!! And I’m also using the final of 5 sentiments in the smaller set too and I finally cut into the Desert Storm cardstock in the kit as my card base. Using my Misti, I started by stamping the sentiment in the bottom right. Then I used the foliage image multiple times and in different orientations to cover the card base to make this a one layer card. Using is my Polychromos pencils I first colored all the images in white. While not necessary, I like to take the time to do this when I want my colors to remain true on colored cardstock. Without the white, the green shades would look darker and more muted. After a layer of white, I used my light green pencil to color all of the images, then I went back in with a darker green in the areas I wanted to add shading… basically anywhere I thought the leaves were folded or pinched. I didn’t sweat it out over a light source, just adding a variation of color to keep them from looking flat. That’s it! Super easy, yet it makes a big impact and can be used for anyone as I don’t think it leans feminine or masculine. Here’s a close up of the card:

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Don’t forget to head over to Instagram and also over to YouTube and search both for #letscreateandinkspire to see what the rest of the hop group came up with using the July Create and Inkspire kit and to enter all the GIVEAWAYS! The August kit went on sale last night at midnight EST, so you’ll want to head to Create and Inkspire to check out the fun theme for August! Remember, a membership to the online publication is only $3.99 per month for 1 month and even cheaper if you sign up for longer. That membership not only gives you access to member only content, but also provides a discount on your monthly card kit that basically pays for itself!!! Courtney has already said that the September kit will be Halloween themed, so there’s that to look forward to as well!!! Kits are limited, and its first come, first served.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have been Inkspired!!!

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Create and Inkspire July Kit – Take 4

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Have you ordered your kit or stamps from Create and Inkspire yet? I hope so! Its also time for the August kit to come out, and I can’t wait! But, still so much I want to play with in this debut kit!!! Today I used a floral image and sentiment that I haven’t used yet. And yes, I still have lots of stuff I haven’t used yet! Ok, so this sweet poppy called to me when a friend requested red flowers. This was yet another chance to watercolor with my beloved Tombow markers, so I whipped up the coloring before I knew exactly what I would do with it. (Please tell me I’m not the only one crafting by the seat of my pants!) So what’s a crafter to do? Well, I pulled out the little (lie… it’s ginormous) baggie of premade backgrounds. You see, the blog name Misplaced Mojo comes honestly. I don’t always have the mojo to make cards. When I don’t, I try to play around with background techniques, stamp off new sets to save myself time later, fussy cut, or organize. This background was one of four made from gluing down cardstock strips to copy paper, ala Jennifer McGuire, to create am 8.5 x 11″ background which I then cut into four card fronts (and stuffed in the not so little baggie of backgrounds for just the perfect opportunity. The black inked lines, the gray centers, the bright red of the flowers… it was like I made it for this image, but I assure you I didn’t. Serendipity, my friends. Don’t fight serendipity when it chooses to bless you with a background. I die cut this one down with a Stitched Rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp and mounted it to a black card base. Here are the other three awaiting their serendipitous moment of card rapture:

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Where was I? Oh, and speaking of serendipity… did you notice how today’s choice of sentiment fits perfectly across one of the strips of cardstock?!? I really wish I could claim this as premeditated genius, but I don’t think I’d fool anyone with that if I tried! As cool as the sentiment and background and flower looked together, it was missing that little something. I wanted the white to pop more than the darker shades so I added a trio of white epoxy dots, and a trio of white gel pen dots in the flowers centers. Done! Here is a close up:

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That’s it for me today but this kit is still hanging out on the desk, and I’ve yet to have used one image, two sentiments, one stencil, the twine, the Nuvo shimmer paper, the kraft cardstock, and the Nuvo masking fluid! Plus, I only used a fraction of the other stencil and I haven’t even put a dent in the Trinity Stamps gems! This kit can stretch a long way, my friends! I have a plan for the kraft cardstock that (gasp) doesn’t involve Tombow markers! What?!? I know! Craziness, for sure… but hopefully beautiful craziness!!! I hope you aren’t getting tired of this kit yet, cause I’m not!

ETA: 10/2/20 This card was picked as Top 3 by Createful Designs!!! Top 3 Winner Badge

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Create and Inkspire July Kit – Take 3

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Do you save card elements you created for another card and then decided not to use? I sure do! Nothing gets thrown away around here unless I have exhausted all of its possible uses. Today’s background was one of several stenciled backgrounds I created a year ago for a CAS card design. It spoke to me today as I felt the stenciled patterned called Flower Petal Collage from Gina Marie Designs matched this floral in the set, which admittedly is my favorite stamp of the bunch from the July Create and Inkspire card kit! I also have a thing for blue flowers, so I naturally grabbed my Towbow markers, found a color that matched the Broken China Distress Oxide used on the stencil and went to work watercoloring this beautiful image! Once dry, I fussy cut the image and selected a sentiment from the kit that I had yet to use. Before stamping the sentiment in place, I quickly die cut the panel with a Rounded Rectangle Stitched die from Pink and Main and I thought the rounded corners accentuated the stencil design. I found some matching cardstock in my stash for the card panel, layered the stenciled piece over top, stamped my sentiment and popped up the image on foam tape. As CAS as this card is, the gems that came with the kit seemed overpowering and bulky. Instead I went with Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for that girly but subtle look. Here’s the close up:

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I’ve already played with another image from the set, and have a fun background picked out for it, so I shall be back again before you know it with Take 4. As a reminder, this is the debut kit from Create and Inkspire, a new company founded by the amazing Courtney Kreeber. I don’t know if there are any full kits left, but she sells the stamps and stencils separately, so hurry and see if you can grab yourself some goodies before they are all gone! And save the date!!! The August kit goes on sale August 15th, in just a few days!!! For more info about the C&I kits, check out her website or see my post on the kit unboxing HERE.

ETA: 08/17/20 This card was chosen as a TOP PICK by Make My Monday!!! Top picks please add this to your blog

ETA: 9/6/20 This card was picked as Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!!!

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Create and Inkspire July Kit – Take 2

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I still had the debut Create and Inkspire kit on my desk and I really wanted to play with more of the stamps. (If you are visiting me for the first time, you can learn more about the kit HERE and HERE.) Today I chose a couple of the floral images in the big stamp set to work with and yet another sentiment from the smaller set. As per my usual, I stamped them out onto Bristol paper and watercolored them with Tombow markers. I used two shades of yellow for the petals, two shades of brown for the flower centers, and a green for the stem and leaves. I set them aside to dry before fussy cutting them out. While playing with my floral arrangement, I decided I wished the stem on the single flower was longer to tuck behind the other two flowers. I simply stamped off the end of the stem again in my MISTI, colored it to match the others and fussy it cut it. Then I just glued it to the end of the original flower, knowing I could hide the seam behind the flowers on top.

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I was excited to play with the shimmer powder that comes in the kit. I used the two pieces of watercolor paper that is included and did an experiment. I wet one and added the shimmer powder to it to see how the color would burst out across the water. For the second, I shook the powder onto the dry paper and then spritzed with water. To be honest, I’m not a mixed media girl and the uncontrollable results were not really my thing, though it is pretty how there are crystals of orange in an otherwise gold shimmer. I ended up brushing out the powder with a flat brush to get smooth all over color and let it air dry. For the other, I ended up adding more shimmer powder to my work surface, wetting it, and smooshing the paper into it for watercolor look. Once dry, I used the puddle on my desk to splatter drops on it for intense droplets of shimmer. I decided to add splatters to the brushed out version too, which is the one I chose for today’s card. Once dry, I die cut the piece with the second largest of the Spellbinders Curved Rectangle dies. I love how the Spellbinders dies emboss a border along the edge. Using the largest die in the set, I cut two pieces out of the white cardstock to make my own card base, channeling my sweet friend Marie Bingaman who makes adorable shaped cards frequently that I can’t help but drool over! If you haven’t checked out her blog or IG feed, you need to go do that now. I’ll wait here for you to get back!…… Didn’t I tell you she her stuff is adorable?!? IKR! *cough, cough* OK, back to this card…. I scored one piece a half inch from the end, folded it, applied liquid glue and matched it to the other piece the same size, making a card base without compromising the unique shape. From there I was able to layer the shimmer powder layer on top, then the flowers with the single floral glued flat to the card and the other image with two flowers popped up on foam tape concealing my extended stem. This card insisted it needed some of the Trinity Stamps gems included in the kit to further enhance the shimmer and shine. And here is a closer look at all that shimmery, blingy goodness!

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See? You’d never know about my stem extension if I hadn’t told you! I already have a couple other ideas in the works, so if you thought I was going to be my typical squirrel brained crafter hopping to the next shiny thing, you’d be wrong… this time! Most of the time that would be exactly what I would do, but there is enough to choose from in this kit that I feel like my normal squirrel self anyway!!! So stayed tuned for Take 3 where I get all CAS after these layers!

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Create and Inkspire July Kit – Take 1

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I’ve had this kit for almost 2 weeks and because life gets in the way, I’m just now playing with it. And man, oh man…  I have 10 cards in my head that I can’t wait to get onto paper!!! I posted about this kit earlier with a full description of what comes in it, and you can find that post HERE. Today I’m using one of the stencils and both stamp sets. Just a reminder, in case you are not a kit kind of person, the stencils and stamps are sold separately too. Here’s a photo from my unboxing of all the goodies in the kit:

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For those of you who have been here before, you know I love Tombow markers. What you may *not* know is that I have never used them to try no-line watercoloring… before now. For my first attempt, I am pretty dang pleased with the results. I am eager to try again with different inks to see which works best with the markers. Something *else* you may not know is that my first article for the Create and Inkspire magazine is all about watercoloring with Tombows and is a stepped out photo tutorial. You have to be a member to view the article, but for $3.99 a month, which also provides a discount on the monthly kit, you may want to go check it out and see if it is for you!!!

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Ok, so let’s start with the image on today’s card… having never ventured into no-line coloring before, the only ink I had to work with is Barely Beige from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the image twice with my MISTI so I could see it well, but honestly… with this ink, I think it would have turned out better with just one stamping.  I selected two markers adding the darker in the shadows and lighter on the tips of the petals. With a barely damp brush I liquefied the pigment and blended the colors. The pigments change the shade of the stamping to match the colors of the markers. I used another 2 shades for the stem and leaves. When dry, I die cut the image with a Spellbinders oval die. Using the die as a stencil, I used a makeup brush to apply Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink to the interior of the die cut around the image while leaving a white border. While there are many brands that carry shaped dies, Spellbinders is still the only ones I know of that have this feature.

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The background was created with Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink and a makeup brush to obtain an ombre effect with the darker color to the left side of the panel, which matched the ink blending on the focal piece. Over that, I inked a single leaf from the foliage stencil of the July kit repeatedly down the left side with a combination of Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxides to get a shade that matched my watercoloring. All that was left was to stamp a sentiment and the set that comes with the kit is going to get so much use!!!  I love the sentiments… so good for friend cards… and the font is beautiful! I stamped the sentiment twice in Abandoned Coral and once in Spiced Marmalade to get the perfect match to the stenciling and watercoloring. I love mixing colors to get what you need! I trimmed the panel down to allow a small white border and I added a scattering of the Trinity Stamps gems that come with the July kit. It is tempting to make this card in a rainbow assortment of colors, but I have too many other ideas for the rest of the kit that I want to try first! If you end up trying this layout, I’d love to see it!

Thanks for dropping by today and stay tuned for more “inkspiration” from this kit!

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Create and Inkspire Debut and Exciting News!

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I’m super late to post on this (ugh, real life… *hanging my head in frustration*) but I didn’t want to allow it to pass without sharing!!! My sweet friend Courtney Kreeber has launched a new venture that I think you will be excited about! Her new company, Create and Inkspire debuted in June, with an online cardmaking magazine *and* in July also launched a monthly card kit! There is a small fee for the magazine ($3.99 per month or $19.99 for 6 months), but it provides you with a discount for the card kits that basically pays for the magazine membership. Unlike other monthly card kits, you currently do not need to sign up for months at a time. They go on sale the 15th of each month and it’s first come, first serve. The price for a kit is $35.99 for non-members and $32.39 for members. I wanted you to see all the goodies that come with the kit. The stamps are designed by Courtney herself! Here is how it arrives and all the goodness inside: cardstock, specialty paper, watercolor paper, 2 stamps sets, 2 stencils, Nuvo shimmer powder, Nuvo masking fluid, Trinity Stamps gems, twine, and a sweet treat!

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Perhaps the picture of the kit from the Create and Inkspire website shows it better:

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Exciting news!!!! I am beyond excited to share that I have been featured in the July magazine!!! I’m so eager for you to see the card and read the tutorial I wrote for the magazine. It was such an honor to be chosen and I hope to perhaps have another opportunity down the road to be published again!!! As with other publications, I cannot share my article on my blog for several months as it is exclusive to the magazine during this time. I urge you to consider the $3.99 membership to try out the subscription, read my tutorial, and consider if it is something you wish to continue with. My favorite thing about the Create and Inkspire magazine is that it features everyday crafters that you may not have heard of before. Clearly I am not “craft famous” and yet I had the wonderful opportunity to be published. While the names of the crafters featured may not be recognizable to you, I promise there is a immeasurable depth of talent being showcased, and you may just find your new favorite blogger, YouTuber or Instagram account!!! Here is the picture Courtney shared on Instagram from my tutorial:

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Stay tuned as I get inky and play with this kit! I plan on bringing you along with me as this is my very first kit *ever*, and I’m very curious to see how far I can stretch the supplies in it. I’ve thought about subscribing to other kits in the past, but I don’t typically care for all the paper and ephemera that comes in other kits or that you can’t pick and choose which sets you want.  It appealed to me that I could purchase a Create and Inkspire kit when I wanted without a commitment, and I can skip any month if I need to. If you have been on the fence about kits or think they are not for you, maybe my real life trial of this kit will be of interest to you! If not, she sells some of the kit pieces separately too, so if you have to have the stamp sets, you can get those without the full kit. Courtney has so much planned for the future of Create and Inkspire, but like any business venture, you start off small and keep adding to it. I’m so happy for her and I can’t wait to see where she takes this next!!! As for me, I should be back very soon with my first kit project!!!

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Jan’s Digi Stamps August DT Post

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What a year! Its August, and while that seems crazy, we all know the days this year have run together more than usual!!! Hard to believe, but its time to kick off another monthly challenge at Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges, where its always a truly Anything Goes challenge! Cards, scrapbook pages, jewelry, sculpting, sewing, knitting, even baking… if you made it, you can enter it in the challenge. Be sure to follow the challenge to be eligible to win though! Speaking of winners, there are always 2 winners drawn… 1 from all the entries and a 2nd from the entries that use a Jan’s Digi Stamps image! So if you use a JDS image, you have 2 chances to win!!! For today’s challenge, I used a set Jan released last month called Wild Flower Blossoms and I couldn’t help myself… I ended up making a 4 card set with this set just to show you how versatile it is! First let’s talk about what you get with the set: 5 b/w images, 5 pre-colored images, 5 sentiments and a sentiment frame! Wow! Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself:

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For my first card, I had to color up one of these images for myself as they are so beautiful!

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Since I planned on making the card set, I opted to stick with a similar color combo. I printed the image larger than usual, along with the sentiment, on the same panel which I die cut with a stitched die.  I used Tombow markers to watercolor the images, adding some white gel pen details to the flower centers. I added iridescent gems that coordinated so pretty and affixed the card focal to pretty dot embossed paper from BoBunny.

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For the remaining 3 cards, I kept the paper and stitched die detail the same, but changes up my embellishments, hopefully showing how versatile this set can be. My 2nd card uses the pre-colored image of 3 blossoms and a sentiment from the set. This card is embellished with Pale Periwinkle Nuvo Jewel Drops. I love how translucent and glossy they are!

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My 3rd card uses the pre-colored single blossom, another sentiment from the set, and clear sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for an super CAS look. I also added clear shimmer pen detail to the flower center for added sparkle.

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My 4th and final card uses the pre-colored vase image, yet another sentiment from the set, and this one uses iridescent rhinestones as the embellishment.

I was truly inspired by this set, and I know you will be too! I’m hoping Jan does more floral sets as they are so much fun to color, and she always provides such beautiful pre-colored images for when you don’t have the time or mojo to color it yourself. You just can’t lose! Time to hop over to the Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge site to see all the beautiful creations from my amazing teamies! You’ll want to come back and link up your projects too! And be sure to pop into the Jan’s Digi Stamps store where you can pick up this awesome set and check out the rest of her sets too! Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you have a fabulous day!

 

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