Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Bluebirds and blog hop winner

Hi Everyone,

First let me say thank you to all who did our blog hop this past weekend.  So many great project shares and inspiration.  I hope you found something exciting to try yourself.  So I have compiled all the comments on my blog and the winner is Liz Mullen.  Thanks so much for following my blog and posting a comment.  Please send me an email to StampinNikki@aol.com with your address so I can send you your prize.  Here is the stamp I will be sending to you.

Now let me share with you 2 cards I did using my Prisma color pencils for class this week.  I used 2 stamps from Unity Stamps that had birds.  I wanted to color some bluebirds.  
For the first card I wanted to just use the pencils themselves to blend the colors with each other.  By building layers and adding pressure I liked the texture and blending I achieved in the 2 birds.  The second card I used a blending stump and odorless mineral spirits to blend my pencils.  I colored the edge of the birds and then used the stump to pull the color towards the area I wanted highlighted.  We were able to work on both techniques with these 2 cards.  


Have a great weekend and congratulations again to Liz Mullen for winning my blog hop drawing.  Don't forget to send me an email with your address so I can get the stamp set mailed to you.


Friday, January 18, 2019

Just One Word Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
the very first"whogivesascrap?!" Blog Hop
Just One Word!
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"whogivesascrap?!" is an online community of crafters who LOVE to indulge 
in our passion which obviously is paper crafting! Each of our talented ladies will be 
creating projects based on their word for the New Year!


You should have arrived from Debra, but if you need to start over,
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this Special hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.



Each Blog will be offering their own special prize!!

I will be giving this beautiful stamp I used in my project to my blogs winner.


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 1/23/19 at each individual blog so be sure to check backBe sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

For my project I'm sharing an art journal I started.

I got this journal at the Festival of Books last year and am excited to get to use it.  I used the Beautiful Rose stamp by RGStudio360 to decorate my page.  My first page is my one word for the year and I chose Connect.

I started using distress paints to color the background.  I then embossed the Rose in Gold.  I then used the paints to color in my rose and add my word.  This year I want to try and connect more with everyone.  I get so busy with work and other things that I feel like I have missed out on staying connected to so many of my friends.  I want to send out more of my cards just to say hi and reconnect with many of my friends.  I hope you enjoyed my project.  Your almost done with the hop so be sure to
 hop over to Kim

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Magical Moment Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
This Magical Moment Blog Hop!

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Who doesn't love Disney? We sure do!!
This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Disney Characters or the Mouse himself! 


You should have arrived from Sandy  but if you didn't head over to
Connie Can Crop , she is the beginning of this Special hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have two awesome sponsors for this hop!!
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No photo description available.M.A.H. Stamp Set 4x4

AND

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Frame Punch Board and Embellishments


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 1/16/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!



Today I wanted to share some cards I made with 2 stamp sets I got from Kindred Stamps.  I used Yo Ho and Never Grow Up as seen below.  I focused on Peter Pan for my Disney Theme. So let's go to Neverland.

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I started by stamping the images from Never Grow Up, which I think should be everyone's personal motto in life.  I colored them with my copic markers and then cut them out on my Brother Scan and Cut.  I then had fun with my Classic Disney Cricut Cartridge and cut out some matching images from the movie to build the background for my characters.  I started with Tinkerbell and a little Pixie dust.

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Then you have to have fun with Peter Pan and Captain Hook.  I added Skull Island to the card and the Pirate flag for Captain Hook as a backdrop for my characters.  Lastly I wanted to end with Peter Pan and Wendy.
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On the last card I used Vellum and layered it to give the look of water.  I sponged color and added glaze to give the water movement.  I hope these help you to reminisce about your childhood and don't forget to Think Happy Thoughts. I hope your having fun with all the Disney themed projects so far and now it's time to continue on to our next share.  

Be sure to hop over to Liz 

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Distress oxide Valentine’s cards

Today I want to share cards I made for a Valentine’s card class. I’m using Distress oxide inks, gel press and RGSTUDIO360 stamps. I started by adding the ink to my gel press. I wanted a block look so I didn’t try to blend the colors. I spritzed with water and then pulled my initial print with vellum paper. I then took white cardstock, spritzed the gel press again and pulled a second print. I liked to light spotted print it gives.
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I then cut the vellum page down to fit on the front of my card. I layered the vellum on white cardstock and then embossed hearts on the top. I added some twine and a sentiment using the following stamp sets: You Me and Yay Greetings
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The last 2 cards we’re using thesecond print pulled on cardstock. I embossed with gold and used choose love and share the love stamp sets. I love how the gold pops on the background I made. I would love to show you and your friends how to make these cards. Reach out if your interested in hosting a class with some friends. You can purchase the stamps at RGStudio360.com. Enter StampinNikki as your Studio Designer at checkout.