Monday, November 30, 2015

Doily fun

Today I want to share with you some fun with the Doily die.
Our doily is so beautiful as is but I wanted to alter it for some winter snowflakes. By taking my detail pro shears to it I was able to create 5 different snowflakes.
The first snowflake is the doily die left alone. The one below that has just a small section cut away. As you can see by cutting away different sections you can achieve very different snowflakes. I always love taking my dies and looking at them with fresh eyes. If you think outside the box you can come up with some great ideas. I hope you have fun creating some great decorations for the holidays. Don't forget you can stop by my online store to pick up the doily die to make your own snowflakes. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all are having a wonderful day with family and friends. Today I wanted to share my Journey Girl Sparkle Locket that I decorated for Thanksgiving. It's so much fun to switch it up with all my pattern papers and stamps.
I used the fall paper pad, bezel block ATS stamp and the give thanks stamp to decorate. I also included my 2015 charm. Well I'm off to enjoy our family Olympic Games and a great dinner later. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and have fun creating. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

October KOTM

Today I want to show you the cards I made from Octobers kit of the month. It was a masculine set that made some fun cards. It's funny how we alway struggle to make masculine cards. Sometimes the ideas just done come to all of us.
You can see that I colored the stripes of the barber pole with our fusion blender and the inks for our ink pad. 
You can see a closer picture of the barber pole signthat I colored. So as you can see, take your time and build up your color until they are the right shades you are looking for. 





Sunday, November 15, 2015

Blitzen & Mistletoe

Two fun parts of Christmas are Reindeers and Mistletoe.  Today I'm sharing the last 2 cards we will be making on Tuesday at This N That in Chino Hills.  First up is a card I made using our Brushstroke stamp set and an ATC stamp Mistletoe Kiss.  This is a great card that you can make multiple of quickly and send out to all your friends and family.
The mistletoe I stamped and fussy cut to get the berries and leaves the proper colors.  I then popped them up and added some journey glaze and sparkle dust.  I finished off the card with some Holiday sequins and a few rhinestones.
The final card shows how we can use the dies to make a window on our cards to add some depth for this winter scene.  I then added some red twine to make the scarf on Blitzen and popped it up on the card front.  I added some gold silk and a wood star element from our Bloom Benefits to add the final touches.  I hope you can join us to get started on your Christmas Cards. Happy Stamping


Friday, November 13, 2015

Ugly Sweater & Jolly Friends

Today I wanted to show 2 cards we will be making on Tuesday.  First up is ugly sweater time.
This stamp set is so versatile because you can use the sweater stamp all year and put anything on it. For this card I stamped it on pattern paper and then added a tree on the top with tinsel added to put it over the top.   The stamp set comes with lots of options to use to decorate your sweater but you can see that it is something that can be used at anytime.

Next we are having fun with our Jolly Friends.
This fun card is making use of more of our pattern paper.  This month we have a special going on with the pattern paper 6 x 6 pads.  With a $100.00 order you will receive all 3 6 x 6 pattern paper pads.  I also used our holiday ribbon and the snow flakes from the Holiday sequins.  

We will make 2 more cards I will share next time.  I hope you can join me on Tuesday to take this class.  To sign up call This N That at (909) 464-1108.  You can also get your orders in for your Christmas card supplies to make many more of these to send out to all your friends. All the supplies can be found at www.funstampersjourney.com/Nikki.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Journey media

Today I spent the day with a friend playing with our Journey Media line. We worked on a page in an art journal. I had fun with our sprays and modeling paste. 

I stamped a butterfly into some paper clay and painted it in with Lemon Grass ink. I glued a bunch of leaves down that I fussy cut to fill in my tree. It's still a work in progress but I think I need to let it sit and figure out what saying I want to add. If you have any sayings for me let me know in the comments. I would love to hear your suggestions. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Bloom Girl Journal

I had so much fun coloring this Bloom Girl. She's one of the smaller girls but I liked putting her on a journal. I think the Journal gives it a chance to be showcased. I loved the punched border with the pearl accents. I sponged the edges and added a strip of washi tape to help finish it off. The words I double stamped, once in Rasberry Berry and again in the Black. I enjoy creating the shadow effect for my words. 

We will be coloring this on Saturday and I can't wait to see how everyone's turns out.