Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Scrapbook expo

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to help in some of the classes with Richard and Rose. I had so much fun and was able to make the projects for the Fun Stampers Journey class. The first project is using 2 of my new favorite dies, the bow die and the treat box die. This box will hold atc size cards.
The next project used the scallop pocket tag die. It's always fun to see how to make something different then the normal item with a die. 
The last project is a card using the snapshot die set. I love the look of an old Polaroid picture. 
Lastly I was able to sneak away and head over to the booth and do the make n take. I will definitely be making some of these as my Christmas cards this year.
As you know all of the items need to make any of gear projects can be found at www.funstampersjourney.com/Nikki
You can also contact me and let me know you would like to have a party with your friends and make these projects. Have a great day and Happy Stampin
Nikki



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Water Coloring with Distress Inks

I have been playing with my different distress inks. I stamped some of my favorite Art Impression girls on Watercolor paper and used my distress inks to watercolor them.
This fun card I used some stains, ink pads and markers. I really like the effect it gives to these images. Because they are more open they are great for this technique.
I used the fine point on the marker to draw in boards like a hardwood floor. 
I really liked that they can be colored in pretty fast because you have to let go when water coloring. Sometimes the colors will blend together and that's okay. We will be making all 3 on November 11th at This n That. You will need your basic supply kit plus a craft mat and watercolor brushes. We have all these colors and tools at the store. Hope to see you there. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Quick cards

Today I want to share my next class at This N That in Chino Hills. We will be making 6 quick cards for Christmas. By using some pattern paper and dressing it up with a few embellishments you have nice cards that are easy to make many duplicates quickly.
I am using our festive patterns paper and our new journey blooms holiday die set.   
I used the new set from our mini catalog called Ornament Party for this card. 
For the Mistletoe I sponges some whip cream to make it look like snow dust. 
For these cards I also used the whip cream pad to make the snowflakes pop. The Holly was cut, embossed, and stenciled. I hope you can make it to my class next Tuesday. You can find the items to make these cards at my shop www.funstampersjourney.com/Nikki
Happy Stampin
Nikki


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Day of the Dead

Today I had s class using our new Day of the Dead stamp set from our Holiday Mini  Catalog. I used my color pencils on the card and treat holder. It's so much fun to color things in with different mediums. For this first sample I used the scallop pocket tag die to make it.
On the candles I used only one blue pencil but by applying multiple layers and adding pressure I got a nice graduated color on them.  For the flames I blended red into orange and then into yellow. 
I loved how my shading came out on my roses and I really loved the red to orange to yellow blend at the bottom of the skull. 
For the treat box I used daubers to color in the candles and added silver silks to the entire project. I also used a white glaze pen to color in the bones and add dots around the coffin. The treat box is made from a die as well. It will also hold ATC size cards if you wanted to give s little gift. I used the snapshot frames die set on the card and for the bat on the treat box. The clouds were also a die. All of these things can be purchased at my fun stampers journey store. The link is on the homepage of my blog. We also have a special going on right now for every $50.00 you spend you will get the Zombie Nights paper pack for free. Let me know if there is anything you would like to make your Halloween treats stand out. Happy stamping
Nikki


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fall into the Holidays

I wanted to share our Fall into the Holidays event happening November 1st in Apple Valley. We will have several talented Journey Coaches getting together to share fun day of stamping with you. Please check out our Facebook page. The Creative Chicks https://m.facebook.com/groups/508565602605939?view=permalink&id=575574695905029  The cost is $40.00 and you will be making 5 projects with Fall and Christmas Themes. We will also provide a salad bar lunch and I will have lots of samples for you to take pictures of and demoing our Journey Grand and Bloom tool.
I will have a fun sample board to share using our Bow Die as well as lots of our other products.   Well I'm off to make those samples. I really hope you can join us. You can sign up through PayPal at MsKLMcky78@aol.com or contact me at stampinnikki@aol.com and I will help you get registered. 

We also still have our special offer for the first 500 Journey Coaches to sign up for only $150.00. Let me know if you are interested in joining my team. It's been a very rewarding experience for me to make lots of new friends and share my stamping knowledge with other crafty people. Happy Stampin