Friday, September 24, 2021

Arizona Cacti

While at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Mesa, AZ last Saturday I purchased a cool stamp set from Scraps of Love called Arizona Sunset. As I was figuring out the paper to use to make a card I came across some products from The Paper Collage that I wanted to use.

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All stamps are from Scraps of Love but the large potted cactus is a watercolor image I got from The Paper Collage as is the cool cacti and roadrunner papers.


This stamp set, Arizona Sunset, is one of the new ones they just got in before the Expo.  I colored the image with my Color Burst Pencils from Spellbinders. I also used my Wink of Stella brush on the sun but could not get it to photo.


Isn't this sentiment a hoot! I just had to add the gecko and 2 gold dots for embellishments.


I colored this image a couple years ago and found it tucked between some of my AZ papers from The Paper Collage. It just begged to finally get used! And the gorgeous Teal gems from Spellbinders was just enough embellishment!


I'm not the best watercolorer but I like how this turned out. I don't remember which watercolor product I used.

If you're ever in Peoria, AZ (west edge of Phoenix) check out these 2 stores. They're amazing!

Stampin Carol

The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.  Psalm 25:14


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Thankful Tweet

This is the 3rd of 4 cards we'll be making at my October 22nd class. I used mostly Spellbinder products.

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I started with a slimline card base and built my "scene" upon it.


 The cool sky background is a great paper purchased from The Paper Collage in the greater Phoenix area. Pam, the owner, designed it and it is called Cloudy Days. It has this "bold" sky on one side and a more muted sky on the other. She is very talented and such a sweet lady! If you're in the western part of the city, give her store a visit!

After most of this card was made I got a fabulous grass die set by Rubbernecker Stamps which will be a great asset as my current grass die sets will only cut a determined size. This new die set will allow me to make my grass whatever height I need. If you look close at my card you will see that the grass is only about 3/8" and I had to add another piece to get the 2" I wanted.


I added a dot to the cardinal's eye using my black gel pen. Usually when I die cut the bird the eye gets cut out but it didn't so I added a dot of glue to the back to keep it in and then added the dot of ink. We have some red cardinals here and I love seeing them.

Sadly Spellbinders hasn't updated their datafeed on the page where I get my product links for ages so most of my links will be to Scrapbook.com. If you go through my Spellbinders link in the sidebar you can search the names of the products and they'll show up for you.

Stampin Carol

God's Word vaults across the skies from sunrise to sunset... warming hearts to faith.  Psalm 19:6 The Message

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Workdesk Between Projects

Oh my gosh but it's Wednesday! I almost forgot until after dinner last night! This is week 642 and I'm joining up with Julia of the Stamping Ground and all the great crafters who also join in.


I'm inbetween projects in this photo. I just finished 2 cacti cards (right side of glass mat) and have set out the newsletter from our stamp club and a silverware envelope I want to do something with. You can see my large roll of 1" foam tape off to the left and even a wooden ghostie next to it! A couple friends and I attended the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Mesa, AZ last Saturday. Vendors and attendance are down compared to pre-pandemic days but I found a few goodies and I've been playing with them. 

I'm not doing a video today since I have a class on Friday and I'll be doing one on the cards after I get home. But if you want to check out the 3 projects I made for Spellbinders and their newest collection release you can by going to my blog home and looking at Monday, Tuesday, and today's posts.  Since they have affiliate links I don't share them on this WOYWW post.

Anyway, I hope you're all having a great day! As I work on the 2 projects I need (stamp club themed card and the little envelope) I'll be hopping around the links and checking out the desks!

Stampin Carol
Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.  1 Peter 2:21

 

A Merry Christmas Ornament Card

This is my 3rd card for Spellbinders with the release of their Christmas Traditions Collection. I made a card using their Through The Woods die set. I love making scenes!

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 Through the Woods Etched Dies from the Christmas Traditions Collection

 


This is a round card. I blended 2 Distress Oxide inks on my sky before I die cut it with the piece that has all the itty bitty holes in it for stars. I used Faded Jeans and Broken China. (I made labels for all my Oxides with my label maker.) I hope to purchase more soon.

Here is the side view:



I really like the trees with this set. So, instead of making the truck look like it was driving through the trees, I have it sitting and waiting for people to chop down their trees for Christmas and load the truck. I remember doing that so many many years ago. I used my Bearly Art Glue a lot!

I hope you check out the new products and I hope you enjoyed my samples for Spellbinders!

Stampin Carol

God's Word vaults across the skies from sunrise to sunset,... warming hearts to faith.  Psalm 19:6 The Message

 

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Rejoice

I really like my card from yesterday using Spellbinders new Rejoice Nativity die set but today I made an ornament using this beautiful die set. 

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Isn't this gorgeous!!! 


I used some corrugated stock to make the ground and backed the sky piece with glitter paper. 


I die cut the Rejoice again and adhered it along with the star center. My Bearly Art Glue got quite the work out!

This would also be great as a tag on a package! How would you use it?

Stampin Carol

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.  Proverbs 1:7