Wednesday, August 31, 2016

August planner

I realized today I hadn't shared my August planner pages yet. I still have a few days so I'm posting now. I just love the new stamp set catch a wave. With all the hot days this month I always dream about the beach. Here is my dashboard for the month. 
As you can see I stamped my flip flops going up the side to add a little in the background. I then added the surf boards and put in some clouds using my pan pastels. I then fussy cut my car and added that to the bottom. I punched a sun and added the perfect saying, a few embellishments and some silks and we have a finished dashboard. 
For my month at a glade I added my music note clips and a couple of candy dots. I had to frame it with my surf boards and added the saying to the bottom that made me think of the Beach Boys. 
I added swim trunks and flip flops to my background and some washi tape for fun. Each week has a different saying at the top. It's so much fun having a background to plan on instread of a plain blank calendar page. I hope your having fun with your planners as well as staying very organized. 


Friday, August 26, 2016

Animation ATC trade

Today I want to share a trade I made for this weekend.  Our theme was Animation or Yellow, I know it's a little open but that's how we like it with this group.  The first thing I thought of doing was a slider.
To do this I used my cutter to make a slit on my top layer and used 2 pennies on either side of a foam dot.  I then attached my yellow label on top of the penny as my base for the Bird.  
Next I have fun with my color splash pencils and water colored in my birds.  I love the rich color you can achieve with these pencils.  I then fussy cut each bird out and layered them on my yellow label.  I then die cut out some grass using our Border Details Die. I cut it to fit my card topper, sponged a little limeade splash ink on it to give it some texture and then added it to my card.  I then needed to trim the blades that crossed over the opening so the card would still slide when assembled.  Finally, I added my sentiment and popped the entire layer on a some Lemon Drop paper.

 


So as you can see I used both optional themes of yellow and animation.  I really hope they will like my trade.  Let me know if you would like to make one of these.  We can book a party and have some fun.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hot Hot Hot ATC

Today I want to share the ATC I made for my August Trade.  The theme for this one was Hot Hot Hot so I wanted to have fun with my pan pastels and my Always S'more stamp set.
I started with a dark roast base and then added some Party Pop pan pastels to make the fire glow. I then added some Gold Pan Pastel over the entire piece.  I wanted to soften the glow but still make it look like I had a hot spot.

The next thing I did was emboss the sticks for my marshmallows to hang on in gold. I then stamped my marshmallows on whip cream cardstock and added some brown pan pastel to make them look like they are roasted.  
I then fussy cut all my marshmallows out and popped them on the sticks.  They now look like they have been roasted over the flame.  
I finished it off with my yummy arrow from my punch and added some gold silks.  I just love how the pan pastels look on dark cardstock. So, what do you think?  Have you tried pan pastels yet?


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Birthday Spinner card

Today I want to share a birthday card we made in our class last night.  It's a fun spinner card using the stamp sets Birthday Game Card and Gratitude Wheel.  The great thing about these sets is they coordinate so you can combine them to get all the wedges to fill in the entire spinner wheel. The other fun thing is that we have these great spinners for your cards. They are nice metal spinners that you can easily attach to the card and they will spin freely for lots of fun to who ever receives the card.

I added some sequins on top of the festive pattern paper from the Celebrate You collection.
I finished off the card with some bubble gum thread and a wooden button.  Its fun to do interactive cards every so often.  People love to receive a card that they can play with.  You can find all the items used to make this card in my shop at www.funstampersjourney.com/Nikki.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Slice of Life

Today I want to share another card we will be making Tuesday August 16th, 2016.  Its a shaker card using the new slice of life collection.

With all these hot days I thought this would be a nice refreshing break.  I love the bright colors of this collection.  One of my favorite items in this collection is the Slice-fetti.
Isn't this the cutest confetti you have ever seen.  I just love it.  I had to make a shaker card with it.  One of my other favorite products is the pan pastels.  I used them to color the lemon I added on the top. Interactive cards are always fun to give.  We will make this card along with the 2 holiday cards I posted the other day.  In the next post you will see the last card for this class.  It is also an interactive card so I hope you will come back in a few days to see the last card I have to share for the class on the 16th.  If you would like to sign up call the store at (909)464-1108.



Monday, August 8, 2016

Christmas Angel and Silent Night

Today I want to share 2 cards we are going to make Tuesday August 16th, 2016 at This n That Scrapbooking in Chino Hills.  I wanted to make sure we got a jump on our Christmas Cards this year.  So many times we wait until its too late to get our cards made so if we make a few each month we will have plenty before you know it.  The first card I made at the Carson Rubber stamp show with Richard.  I really loved it so I wanted to make it for my class.  I changed the colors a little and used the snowflakes from Snow Buddies but it has the same feel as the original.

The second card was inspired by one of my downline.  She posted some pictures of the Angels embossed in gold on the red paper and I loved how they popped.  So using the Oh Holy Bundle I made the next card.  I embossed the angel and the saying in Gold and then layered them on top of some gold shimmer paper and designer vellum.  I then added some ribbon with a twine bow.  I added 3 bells to finish it off.


In the next few days I will share the other 2 cards we will be making in class.  To sign up for this class you can call the store at 909-464-1108.  


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sympathy cards

Today I want to share the 3 cards we will be making Tuesday September 13th at our Distress Inks class.  We will be watercoloring roses from the Stampendous stamp Rose Bouquet.
The first card we are stamping the single rose bud stamp.

For the second card we will be using the masks that come with the Stampendous stamps to create a bunch of Roses.  I just love that they come with the masks so you can build your images with the stamps.
 We used the masks again for the third card and then added the stem for the single rose.

 I know we all don't like to have to use these cards but its always nice to have some handy when you do.  I love these flower stamps for these type of cards.  I hope you will be able to join us to make these cards on Tuesday September 13th, 2016.  You can sign up by calling the store at 909-464-1108