Showing posts from July, 2017

Distress Oxide Over Embossed Panel Featuring Technique Tuesday Stamps


Today I am playing with embossing folders and Distress Oxide inks. Tim Holtz/Ranger just released the next set of 12 and they are beautiful! I am playing with inks from all 24. I am also using Technique Tuesday stamp with these card along with Illustrated Faith paper. 

If you haven't checked out Technique Tuesday you really should. They have unique, fun stamps at great prices! 

I embossed three background panels and then used various colors of Distress Oxide inks. Once I inked the panel I used my Distress spray bottle ( you can defiantly use any spray bottle that you have) to give the panels the oxide look. I created a masculine card with one of the backgrounds. Masculine cards are not cards that I create often, I was excited to watch it come to life!  

I hope you enjoy the video and learn something new! 

Have a great day!


My Monthly Hero July Kit - 5 Cards

Happy Monday!

I created five cards using the My Monthly Hero July Kit. I have so many more ideas for cards using this kit that I could have created ten easily, however I am getting ready to go out of town so I only had time to complete five.

I used a technique with Distress Oxide inks and a brayer to create a background for card number three. I have had so much fun playing with the Oxide inks. I encourage you to play around with them to see the awesome backgrounds that you can create! 

Enjoy and have an awesome week!! 


Products Used:

Pumpkin Pie- Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale Periwinkle- Peacock Feathers- Picked Raspberry- Zig Clean Color Real Brush- Iced Spruce- Swiffer Dry Cloths-  Amazon Coffee Filters-  Amazon Misti Stamper- Distress Watercolor paper- Neenah Classic Crest 110 …

Watercolor & Heat Embossed Birthday Card Featuring Brutus Monroe Products

Happy Friday!

Today I have been playing with my new Brutus Monroe products. I needed to create a birthday card for my father and I decided to use the Birthday Badges stamp set as well as watercolor with the Brutus Monroe Surface inks. I had so much fun creating this card. The inks are so easy to watercolor with and I was able to combine colors to create colors that I did not have. 

I hope you enjoy the video and learn something new. Definitely check out Brutus Monroe for all of the products used. 

Have a great day!


Products Used-

Premium Cardstock Cornflower- Birthday Badges Stamp Set- Surface Cornflower Ink- Surface Wagon Ink- Surface Phonebook Ink- Ranger Craft Mat- Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy- Salt Cellar Coconut-   Amazon Wagner Heat Gun- Distress Sprayer- Glossy Accents- htt…

Brutus Monroe Haul

Hi Y'all! 

Today I am so excited to show you products that I purchased from an awesome stamp company -Brutus Monroe. This company was created by Christopher Allen in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Brutus Monroe is a unique stamp company that has innovative stamps and products.  Their  Surface Ink is phenomenal!  It is a permanent ink that you can also watercolor with. It stamps crisp and clear with vibrant color. You can also purchase coordinating cardstock. The cardstock is a vibrant as the inks. Their City Sidewalks stamps are a way to add a personal touch to your cards or scrapbook pages using a city that you love or one that you live in. 

I will post a video soon creating cards using these awesome products! 

Check out Brutus Monroe. Make sure you sign up for the Brutus Monroe newsletter to receive a 10% off code for your first order. 

They also have their newest Inspiration Box available You're a Hoot. There is a limited quantity available. The set is a $79.99 value for $29.99! 

Check out the…

My Monthly Hero July 2017 Kit

I was so excited to get happy mail today. My Monthly Hero July Kit from Hero Arts was in the mailbox! YEA! This kit is beautiful. 

Includes: July Summer Flowers 4 x 6 July Creative Vases  4 x 6 17 Dies 5- Recycled Paper Hearts Large Confetti (These are beautiful!!) Ranger Distress Oxide Iced Spruce 1- 16 x 16 100% Recycled Handmade Circle Watercolor Paper ( 140 lb) 3-  5 x 7  100& Recycled Handmade Watercolor Paper (140 lb)

As of the time of this posting the kit IS still available. Hero Arts sells these kits in limited quality and does not restock. 
The best way to ensure that you receive yours is to sign up for the Hero Arts My Monthly Subscription.  I have been a subscriber since January and I have never been disappointed! Definitely worth checking out and can cancel at anytime! 
Check out my video for close ups of all the awesome contents in this months box.  Monday I will post 6 cards 1 kit video featuring this kit. 

Have an awesome Wednesday!

Three Panel Card featuring Lawn Fawn Stamps

Hi Y'all

Today I decided to attempt a three panel 12 inch long card featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. I was inspired by Nichole Spohr who created a beautiful panel card. I had the idea of creating a beach scene using several Lawn Fawn stamp sets. I also wanted to incorporate the stamp set Upon a Star into the card as well. 
I love the way the card came out. So much better than I thought it would. It was time consuming, but so much fun! 
Check out the video below to see how I put it all together. 

Have a great day!

Note: I do use affiliated links. What this means to you is, at NO additional cost to you I receive a commission when you purchase a product through one of the product links. This allows me to continue to purchase new products and create additional inspiration. I list links for several companies so you are able to locate the best prices for the product. All products used are purchased by me and not received from any company. 

Creating Backgrounds Using Ink and Stamp Blocks

Hello Y'all-

I watched a video that Jennifer McGuire posted using Distress Inks on a stamp block to create beautiful backgrounds. I decided to give it a try. She suggested using Zig Clean Color or other inks as well. I used Distress Inks and Distress Oxide along with Zig and Hero Arts Hybrid inks. 

I used two backgrounds to create cards using Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs and My Favorite Things Mermazing stamp sets. I have listed all supplies used below. 

Check out the video and don't forget to subscribe. I'd love to see your creations and read your comments. 


Supplies Used:

Zig markers Violet- Orange- Carmine Red- Fl Green- Lemon Yellow- Blue Gray- Dull Blue- Red-
Distress Ink- Mermaid Lagoon- Salty Ocean- Broken China- Stormy Sky-