Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Con-Fuschia says

"Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it!" (okay, that was really said by Confucius not Con-Fuschia). 
Here is a new release from Stampendous available in your local scrapbook stores and online.

This Fuschia from Stampendous is so realistic.  I loved coloring it up.  You can get your own image at Stampendous HERE

I also added some Frantage glass glitter and white chunky enamel with Color Fragments to add more dimension to the card.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tree Poem

Another amazing stamp from Stampendous!  I found this one that I had not yet posted.  It is so versatile .  I heat embossed bark embossing powder and inked around the edges.  I also used the dragon fly on yellow cardstock using clear embossing powder.  I inked over it to expose the clear embossing powder.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

It's More Than Just the Shoes...

You must have a scarecrow, tin man and a cowardly lion.  Here they are all colored up.  The Scarecrow would be perfect for a fall card as well.  Be sure and check your local scrapbook store for these images coming really soon!!

G40 G43 G46 E40 E41 E43 E44 E49 YG23 YG24 YG03 YG17 YG67

Y11 Y15 Y26 Y28 YR24 YR27 E31 E35 E57 E79

C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 100 R46 G40 G43 BV20

P200 Lion Reader - By Stampendous
R171 - Scarecrow Reader - By Stampendous
P201 - Tin Man reader - By Stampendous

Instructions Tin Man:  

Color Tin Man using Copics (C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 C10 G40 G43 BV20 R46 E31 E35 E57 E79)

Top Layer - Fussy Cut around top of the image leaving a 3 x 2 5/8 box around bottom portion.  Layer onto a 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 black card stock.  layer onto a 3 3/4 x 3 mint green card stock mat.

Second Layer - Using a embossing folder emboss a silver piece of paper.  Cut to 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 and place onto a 3 5/8 x 5 3/8 black card stock mat.  Place brads in all 4 corners.

Bottom Layer - Using a embossing folder emboss a teal card stock.  Cut to 4 x 5 1/4 and layer onto a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of mint card stock.  Place onto a black A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/5) tent fold card base. 

Cut sentiment 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 and layer onto black mat 2 3/8 x 1 5/8

Assembling - Pop up using foam pop up tape the metal layers onto card base layers.  Pop up tin man layers.  Wrap with chain embellishment.  Adhere sentiment layers as shown in picture.

Embossing folder - Sizzix 
Chain and brads - Creative Impressions
Images - Stampendous P201 Tin Man
Sentiment - Stampendous H295

Instructions Straw Man:

Top layer - Color image using your favorite coloring medium.  Fussy cut around top of image leaving a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 box.  ink edges using distress ink.  Layer onto a 3 3/8 x 4 3/8 black mat.

Bottom Layer - Cut pattern paper 5 1/8 x 4 and layer onto 5 1/4 x 4 1/8 black mat.  Wrap with twill.  Get a mint green card stock and create a A2 card base tent fold.  Place layer onto card base.  

Assembly - Using foam tape place image and mat onto card base layers.  Stuff edge of image with Raffia as shown in picture and place a knot bow over twill wrap.

Embellishments - raffia
Twill (Creative Impressions)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

June class is Something to Talkabout

June class at Scraps of Love is already on the books, so get yourself signed up soon.  Check out the Class Schedule tab for all classes and information.  See You there!

UP Up and Away!

Nothin like a view from the sky using the NEW image by Stampendous!

Copics Used - BG02 05 07 E31 35 57 59 43 44 51 G43 46 YG25 67 C3 Y15 26 YR27 V12 17

Color the image using your favorite coloring medium.  Layer onto a green mat then onto a black mat to form image layers.  Cut a 5 1/2" x 4" yellow piece of card stock.  Using a Versamark stamp pad ink one of the corners and put Aged Teal embossing enamel on it (FREG036).  Heat embossing enamel.  Using liquid adhesive add Teal Color Fragments ( FRC18) over top of teal enamel.  Cut out some chipboard gears and ink up using the Versamark pad.  Add Aged Teal enamel and heat.  Cut Card base 6 x 12 and score at 6" to for a 6x6 card base.  Layer 5 1/4 x 5 1/4" pattern paper onto a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" yellow mat then onto a 5 5/8" x 5 5/8" blue mat.  Place onto a 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" black mat.  Place all layers onto your card base.  Using foam tape add the heat embossed yellow card stock and then the image mats.  Place gears in between.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I Feel a Little OZ Coming On!

 WOW...lookie what Stampendous did.  They got their OZ on.  Everybody loves shoes right?  Here is a pair of fun shoes.  You know how the house landed on the wicked witch in Oz?  Well I just had to take the shoes one "step" further and turned them into witches boots.  So see how versatile they can be with a little creativity?

YOu can find them in the store right now!
Sentiment No Place 
Making the card base –

Cut a 5½ x 11 out of cardstock
Laying long ways on cutter measure 1 inch up and one inch in and set blade down
Cut up to the 6½ mark
Flip card stock to other side and repeat cut like the first side. You should end up with a 5½ “ slice (1 inch from the bottom) on both sides

Cut 2 – 7/8” x 4 ½ “ strips out of pattern paper. (**note one is cut out of pattern wood paper, the other is dot paper). Wrap with ribbon
Cut 3 ¼” x 5” out of wood paper and a 1” x 5 inch out of dot paper.  Layer together as shown in photo
Cut ¾” x 5 ½” out of wood paper
Cut 2 – 3/8” x 3 ½” strips out of wood pattern paper
Cut 2 - 3/8” x 3” strips out of wood pattern paper
Stamp sentiment
Stamp Shoes
Cut out a fence

Card assembly –

Layer the two 7/8” strips on the cards left and right side.  Cut the shoes out.  Place the layered dot and wood pattern paper in the center of the card.   Slip the shoes under pattern paper.  Place the ¾” strip on the bottom of the card.  Ink in the background of the sentiment and place the 3/8” strips around it to form a frame.  Add hardware to top edge.  Using foam pop-up tape, adhere to center of card as shown in photo.  Add fence.  Using a clear adhesive sprinkle on Scarlet Color Fragments and Steel Blue Glass glitter.

Copics used - E50 E51 BV20 B32 B34 R35 R46 R59
**for the boots C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 100 R46

Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring time Hop Time!!!

Welcome to the Spring Fling Hop-Hop-Hop with Design To Color and Doodle Dragon Crew.  We are so happy you could join us for this special occasion. It is also Dustin Pikes 4 year Blogaversary.  You wont want to miss out on the deals he is offering.  Some of the crew used images from the new set, so hop around and get inspired. 

You should have arrived from the Designed to Color blog

Be sure and leave comments and love.  Both Designed to Color and Dustin Pike have some goodies to give away.  Hopping is open until the 25th and winners will be announced by the 29th.  Now hop hop hop over to Lori's blog and see what she has created.

For my image I used YR04 YR68 R46, YG03 YG25 YG67 W1 W3 W5 R81 R83 R85 BG10 BV20

If you started from my blog here is the hop list as you will want to start from the beginning as to not miss out on the goodies.  Now hop along....

Jenn Dove You ARe HERE (Duh Right?) 

Friday, April 19, 2013

It's Not Over Until....

...well you know the rest!  

Did you just come from STEPHANIE'S Blog?

I Hoped We Are Entertaining You!!
Head over to Make It Crafty to pick up your rubber or digi sets of fun entertainers and elements. 
You'll find all the new digital stamps here and you can now pre-order the rubber stamps here!
You can't have a GRAND SHOW without a DOORPRIZE!If you have made it this far you are almost through the hop...way to go!!  Leave me a comment and then hop over to the MAKE IT CRAFTY store blog for your chance to win.
One person will win the full collection of digi stamps 
and another will win the full collection of rubber stamps!
If you are just starting from my blog you will want to head over to the fabulous ZOE where you can start at the beginning. 

 I made this a pop-up card...It all folds down nicely into a 6 x 6 card.  When it is opened up the "Soprano Opera Singer" stands up.  The lights pop up as well as the stage that is part of the Theater Elements.  The curtains are made from organza ribbon and adhered behind the stage frame.  I really enjoyed making this and was very worth all the effort.
A billion copics were used in this.  I have posted below the colors I remember.  Be sure and follow along in the amazing hop for more "entertaining" fun!
You can see how she is popped out and the stage lights are popped up in this photo

Markers:  Curtains/lights T1 T3 T5 T7 T9, Stage surround E31 E35 E57 E79, Dress R05 R17 R46 Y13, Skin E50 E51 E93 BV20, Shawl BG72 BG75 BG78, Hair YR31 YR24 E57, Stage E31 E35 E57 Y32 Y19 W5

Image - Soprano Opera Singer by Make It Crafty

Party Like a Rockstar!

I Hoped We Are Entertaining You!!

You should have arrived from my lovely, wild and crazy friend Aeryn

Can you say party until your hair turns pink?  This image screamed "PINK", and so I just did it!  This is one of the new releases from Make It Crafty. 

 I grabbed colors I hadn't ever really used and got to it!  Have you noticed that when you apply some of the pinks they appear fluorescent?  I wanted to turn and run.  But if you give it a moment it actually calms down and becomes a rich pink.  For this image I use RV04 and RV09.

 You can find this image in the store along with a handful of other rockers.  Hop to the other blogs and check them out.  Don't forget to give those pinks a try while your at it!

You can head over to Make It Crafty store to pick up your rubber or digi sets of fun entertainers and elements. 
You'll find all the new digital stamps here and you can now pre-order the rubber stamps here!
You can't have a GRAND SHOW without a DOORPRIZE!If you have made it this far you are half way through the hop...way to go!!  Guess what...I even have another special card to show you so I will see you back in a few...Leave me a comment and then hop over to the Special Guest Kay and see the lovely stuff she has created!
One person will win the full collection of digi stamps 
and another will win the full collection of rubber stamps!
If you are lost or just starting from my blog head over to our special Zoe and start from the beginning.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

It's Not Done....

...I know...the suspense is killing you right?  Here are a couple more snippets for this "Entertaining" Hop...

All I see is a watermelon on a keyboard...how about you?

Monday, April 15, 2013

It's Not Done and Over...

I am gonna have a little fun with you....I have a card that took me over 5 hours to make, and is so worth every minute.  But I am not going to show you just yet as it is for a NEW Release by Make It Crafty and it's a surprise for this weekend...so this is all you get....can you guess what this background paper is being made for?  Bet you can't!  

I made this "Jentangle" with Mulitliner .3 and .5 and markers T1 T3

Paint My World

Stampendous has this FABULOUS image this is just making it to the stores around you.  I had such a fun time creating this.  I "Frantaged" the bottom of the image after giving it a nice coffee spritz paper stain.  I added a little color to the brushes using water color pencil as it wanted it to be very subtle.  Now for the messy part...I used Crepe ribbon (baby Blue) and colored my ribbon using whatever color I wanted.  I used my airbrush and Copic markers for a smooth blend.  I grabbed my Beacon Stiffen Stuff and misted the ribbon and then shaped it how I wanted and using my heat tool dried it off (I don't have patience to wait for things to dry).  I adhered it to the card and it kept its shape.  Fun Fun stuff I tell yah.  Come see the sample in person and see how I Frantage at the Woman's Expo April 28th in Phoenix

Fun Day - Fun Die!

I hope you can come by the Scraps Of Love booth and say hello.  This is a Sizzix die by Stephanie Barnard.  This is the sample I made for a demo at 2013 Womans Expo in Phoenix AZ.  I will showing Copic coloring at the booth and a little Frantage will be happening.  Come by and get in on the make- and-take if you are in the area.

Oh So Sweet...at The Craft Retreat!

Ready for some sweet cards?  Get signed up for May 18th card class at The Craft Retreat.  These adorable images from Whipper Snapper will make you smile.  Class materials and colors are posted on the Class Schedule tab above.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Thank You - Dreamweaver

LOVE LOVE LOVE!  Look at what a simple pear shape can be made to look like...I call it Jentangle, cause I know very little about Zentangle but love to create shapes and patterns.  Thank you Dreamweaver for these amazing open shape metal stencils!  More to come in the near future.  I used Copic multilines .3 and .5 as well as N1 N3 N5 N7 N9 for the shadowing.

Dreamweaver Stencils by Lynell Harlow # LL563

Flowers In The Window

This New Stampendous stamp is coming to stores near you.  Be sure and ask them to get it in.  It is a very simple yet extravagant image with impact.  Super quick and fun to color.

Copics:  Y15 Y38 V25 V28 YG03 YG17 YG67

6x6 tent fold
Lavender Crushed glass(FRG05C)
Black Crushed glass (FRG09C)

Top Layers - Color image and make sure its a 4 x 4 image square.  Cut into 4 pieces (2 x 2).  Layer each piece onto a 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 purple card stock then onto a 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 piece of yellow using foam pop-up tape.  Color and cut an extra butterfly and set aside.  

Middle layer - Cut a 4 x 4 piece of purple pattern paper and layer onto a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of orange card stock.

Bottom Layer - Cut a 6 x 12 piece of purple card stock and fold at 6" to form card base.  Layer with a 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 piece of light purple card stock and add a 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 white card stock.  Place a  5 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of yellow mat and finish with a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of tan pattern paper.

Card assembly - Using foam pop-up tape add middle layer to card base layers as shown in picture.  Add all four top pieces to the middle layer using adhesive.  Using liquid adhesive add Black and Lavender crushed glass glitter to the bottom portion of the card and the flower centers.  Pop up butterfly onto card.  Add brads or dew drops to the corners of cards as shown.