Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hues to Use Guest Designer


Hello there, yes it is me, Barbara Campbell.  I am so happy to be a guest designer for the  
Huse to Use by Power Poppy! 
You can only image how excited I was when I saw Julie Koerber's email.  I am honored to be asked.  
Power Poppy is one of my favorite stamp companies.  Doing the Hues to Use weekly challenge is really fun and if you play along, you may get a chance to be a Guest designer.  The challenges have no expiration date.  
Here is the one for January.
I have so many of Marcella's stamp sets as well as her digital ones and I love coloring them up.  In this case, I used a stamp set for my project, but I love doing the digital ones too.  You can make them big or just use a part of them on your project.  I have been a fan of Marcella's since she designed for Flourishes. I manage to do the Power and Spark challenge that the team does every month.
They keep my inspiration going and I have learned so much from this team.
 I remembered a YouTube video from Allison cope that I could use on this project.

This is the card that I made using these Hues!
I love my Copic markers and they are my go-to for coloring.  But I am here in Florida for the winter and I have a smaller craft room and I did not duplicate my Copic markers here. So for my project, I am using Distress Markers and watercolor paper. Here is how I made this card.

1.  Cut a piece of watercolor card stock 8 1/2 X 6 1/2inches, score at 4 1/4 ( to accommodate the die)
2.  I cut two of the dies from Sue Wilson's Australian collection Background die. The outside border
     and the swirl in white cardstock applied strips of green cardstock to the back.  That was added to     the base.
3. Stamped the image from Power Poppy, Tea in the Garden in Archival ink, Watering can ink.
4. Colored it with Distress Markers, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry,
    Scattered Straw. and Tea Dye.  Shadows are Milled Lavender.
5. Die cut the finished image with Lil'inker Tag die.
6. I used my EK Tool 0.5 black pen to outline some of the images.
7. Added some Wink of Stella to the strawberries and the frosting.
8. Stamp the sentiment from Power Poppy Sassy Succulents in Black Versafine ink and added clear
     embossing powder and heat set on to vellum strip.
9.  I applied the sentiment strip at an angle and used multi-medium glue to attach it.

I hope that you are inspired by these Hues to Use as I was.  Remember the link never expires and you can enter anytime.  Don't forget the Power and Spark Challenges too.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I am so appreciative of your comments, they brighten my day.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Dies R Us - Snow Adventures

 When I think of my friends back home in Wisconsin this cold winter, I think of the fun that they have when the snow falls.  There is sledding, tobogganing, skiing, skating and snowman building.  After the outside activity, there is hot chocolate inside to warm up.  That is what inspired me to make this card to send off to a friend that maybe enjoying these activities.  As for me, I headed to Florida for the winter.
I die cut the Frostyville border twice.  Put one border on the left of the card and cut pieces of the second one to add to the upper and lower corners.  Then I added glue and glitter.  
 This card sparkles with glitter and snow.  I also included some of the outdoor and indoor activities. 
After die cutting the sled, I colored it with markers to look like a wooden sled.  I needed to add some snow to it so that it would look like it had been used in the snow hills.  Before that, I used silver embossing powder to the top to look like metal and then added the snow with Viva pearl pen, Ice White and sprinkled glitter over the top.

 Then I simply die cut the cup and used the same Viva white pen to add the whipped cream on the top of the hot chocolate.  A few dashes with my white gel pen to add some interest to the cup,
Here is a look at how it glitters and shines. The sentiment is computer generated.

 Here are the dies that I used for this card.
I hope that I have given you some inspiration today to make a card. 

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

I am also entering this card in the Memory Box Challenge Snow and Winter #32

Friday, January 19, 2018

Kitchen is the Heart

The challenge at Double D is Kitchen is the Heart of the Home.  Wow!  This was a tough one for me.  Seriously.  I had no stamps or dies that I could use for this challenge.  So I had a REAL challenge.  I remembered one die that I got a long time ago, and never used that had kitchen utensils, a placemat and palate. I pulled that one out and just looked at it for a long time.  Nothing came!  What to do?  
When my daughter was little, we spent a lot of time on the kitchen baking.  We had many cookie cutters for the different holidays and had fun baking cupcakes.  My memories brought me some motivation.  I would have to alter some stamp sets, but that was possible.  
                                                   Here is the mood board. 
Remember, my card is the memories that I have of the kitchen being the heart of the home.  
 I finished the inside of the card with another stamp set, but only colored the cupcake.

I die cut the utensils to make a stencil and did my background with them using Stampin Up ink Crumb Cake. I used one of the spoons and the bowl die to add to the scene.  Colored them up with Spectrum Noir markers. ( getting used to them)  Next, I partially stamped the image from My Favorite Things, Crafty Things,  placed the bowl and the spoon in her hands.  This panel was placed on a Kraft and then a red card stock base. I had to finish the inside with another MFT stamp called Hello Cupcake.   
As I said this was a real challenge.  Thanks Diane and Darlene and all of the design team for some inspiration. 
I will be adding this to the challenge at Double D Challenge

Thanks for stopping to see more.  Your comments are appreciated.  If you have some ideas for this challenge, you should enter.  There are great prizes. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Seize the Birthday - One Layer

We have a new challenge for you at Seize the Birthday,  As a matter of fact, we have one every two weeks.  This one has a topping of one layer.

 Our "Topping" option this time around is...
"One Layer"

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!
If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

Supplies:  Make a Wish stamp from Penny Black
                 Sentiment ; My Favorite Things  Birthday Bears 
                 Ink Broken China Distressed Ink
                 Gina K  Designs heavy weight card stock in white. 
                 Colored pencils  

Please leave a nice comment for our Surprise guest for January and February, Kristie Goulet https://kreativekristies.blogspot.com

And see what the design team has done for your inspiration  

Dies R Us - Four in One card

Hello, my crafty friends!  It is the new year and the Christmas decorations have been taken down and the Christmas card list has been updated for next year.  Now it is time to get down to some serious crafting. I'm Barbara, we have been lucky to spend the winters in a warmer climate, Florida. That means I need a second craft room.  I bring with me a lot of stuff that I need and have a lot here too.  What I didn't bring, is my stash of cards that I like to have on hand to mail out to friends and family. 

I set out to make one style card that I can put different sentiments on, to full up my stash. If you are interested, here is my card.

I cut a bunch of daisies in white card stock with the die from Penny Black called Bashful.
 Then I colored them while still in the card stock. It makes it easier to do and is very fast.
Next, I cut several of these Antique Frames by Penny Black in colors that would coordinate with the cards that I am making.
 Add a little ink around the edges to add dimension to the card. 
Of course, some dots to make them fun.

All of these cards were made pieces that were cut before, now I just adhered the daisy to the front and added a different sentiment to each one.  The sentiments are from the stamp set by Gina K designs called Fabulous Frames.
Now I have a few cards ready to send out as needed. Makes me feel happy. 
You can find the dies that I used on these cards in the Dies R Us store.
 Penny Black - Dies - Antique FramePenny Black Antique Frame
currently out of stock, but you could use any rectangle frame.  

The Penny Black Bashful die is no longer available.  I think that this one would look great too. 
 Penny Black - Dies - CoyCoy 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Another Power and Spark Map

Having fun with these maps and this one was so special, I just had to do one more. 

I saw this one done by Cheryl, and the dangling heart really got my interest. 
What can I do and make a card like that?

 I started out with some interesting papers from Recollections.  It was 12 x 12 scrapbook paper that I cut down to size.  The papers match and have some sparkles in them.  I cut the banners with a fishtail and placed them on a white card base to match the Map.  Next, I die cut a heart from Impression Obcession in white and placed it on the banners.  Using the stamp set from Power Poppy called Succulent Singles, I stamped several of them and colored them with Distress Markers.  Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, and Peeled Paint.  The fussy cut them out.  I decided on the three that I wanted to use on my card and put them on the heart with foam adhesive. The fun part was handing the one with some twine that I had with a little bow.  So cute!  I put some multi-porpose glue on my finger and ran the twine thru it.  That made it stick to my card front. I used the sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed it with platimumn EP. I put Wink of Stell all over the succlents and added some clear Droplets for Kat Scrappiness.
I will be entering this in the Power and Spark Map it challenge.  
Thanks for stopping in.  I really appreciate your comments, but you should try with challenge.  It is too much fun. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Power and Spark - Grap a Map

There is a fun new challenge at Power and Poppy this month.  It is the Power and Spark challenge, buy they want you to grab a map.  Lol  WHAT?  Well, you can relax,  a Map is just a sketch.  They have give you ten maps to follow so you have a large choice.  


I chose Nancy Sheads and her map for my design.  It was so much fun, I am sure that I will be playing again. Take a look at Nancy's card and then, here is mine.
PTI card stock in canyon clay for base and smaller panel
Recollections 12 X12 paper Painted fancy
Power Poppy stamps Winter Woodland and Good Thinking Renewal for the sentiment
Stitched circle die from Tutti designs
Sizzix embossing folder
Image is colored with distress markers
Gingham ribbon and sequins from my stash

You really need to take a look at all of the Ten Maps at Power and Spark that are offered, I am sure that you will find at least one that you will love to make.

Thanks for stopping for a closer look.  I love and appreciate your comments.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Double D - Second Birthday

Time sure flies when you are having fun.  It is the Second Birthday/Anniversary over at  
I think that there is nothing like a bunch of fun balloons to celebrate a birthday or anniversary and I was inspired by the balloons here. 
Here is my card.

I have started to include objects in my photographs and in this picture, you see a sign.  It says This is my Happy Place.  That will go on the wall in my craft room.  
The sea shells are there so that you know I am in Florida. 

Ingredients:  Penny Black Antique Frame ( from the Dies R Us store)
                      Paper Trey Ink, Scene It, Celebration stamps and dies
                      Vellum and Kuretake Starry Colors, water colors. 
                      Gold embossing power and gold paper 
                    (really shelf covering that I bought last
                       year at Walmart.  It has a sticky backing.)
                       blue green and pink Spectrum Noir markers

I will also be entering this in the Challenge at Dies R Us  #88 anything goes.

Well, two posts in one day, I would say that is probably enough. 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a closer look. I appreciate your comments.

Make it Monday #308 - 2017 A La Carte

It has been quite some time since I have entered a challenge, any challenge.  Last year had some difficult times, but this is a new year.  So here I am with a card for this challenge.

The challenge at Make it Monday is to pick one of the videos that you may have missed and create a project.  I chose Stenciled Watercolor by Betsy Veldman. You can see how Betsy did it.
Here is my take on that process.
I used a stencil from the Garden Gate stamp and die set.  Watercoloring with some greens and teal and blue.  After drying, I added the sentiment panel for the same set and the flowers from  Vintage Linens.  The base of this card is New Leaf from PTI.

So happy to be back in the swing of doing the challenges.  I love your comments if you care to leave one.  Happy New Year to all!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Seize the Birthday - January 2018

Hello! Here we are to start a brand new year.  I am looning forward to meeting new people here in this  blog and new challenges to accomplish. It will be a fun crafting year.  Lots of birthday cards to make and inspiration to give.
For our first challenge there are no toppings.  That's right make any birthday card that you like. 
I have a daughter that has a January birthday and the card that I made for her is a clean and simple one, also know as CAS.  I remembered something that I saw  from Debbie Hughs called Negative Painting.  Debbie was inspired by Emily Jeffords.  You can read about it here
Here is my negative paint for you.  
 I had so much fun, I did another one in blue.  Always good to have a card on hand, just in case.
I started by cutting a die called Lorelai Leaf by Memory box from masking paper.  I place the sticky die onto my card stock and used Distressed Oxide inks in Chipped Sapphire and Iced Spruce, mixed with a little water.  I painted the inks on until I got what I liked.  Then I cut another panel of white card stock just a little smaller that the front of the card and used a Spellbinder circle die to cut a circle in it. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, You Matter and the Yes, die cut is Gina K Designs.  Both cards were rather quick and I really like how they turned out.

We also have a new party guest with us for the months of January and February.  She is Kristie Goulet and you can find her creations here.  https://kreativekristies.blogspot.com

Don't forget to see what the rest of the design team has done for your inspiration this month.  

Can't wait to see what you do for this challenge,  remember the choice is yours.