Wednesday, April 22, 2015

There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea - Create a Smile Stamp Video Design Team Debut


Hi Crafters,
I'm bringing you my very first Youtube Video for the Create a Smile Design Team :) I am so honoured to be a part of the team!

The idea behind is quite odd - most of my cards start off with an absurd idea. I teach English in Germany and I was teaching my students the song "There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea" and when I arrived home my Underwater Love Stamp had arrived and thus a card was born.

For a full tutorial, I have the video here:



  1. Create a top folding card by cutting a piece of 8 1/2 x 5.5 piece of cardstock and folding in half at 4 1/4 inches.
  2. Using watercolour paper, saturate the paper with water. Go back and forth with the brush using different shades of blue dye ink. Add some waves with your brush. Blot with paper towel.
  3. Stamp Wild Waters onto a piece of vellum. Cover with white embossing powder. Heat.
  4. Attach your vellum to the watercolour and cut a circle into the front of your card through all the layers.
  5. Using a pencil, trace the hole onto the inside of the card, stamp the octopus and watercolour. Add the bubbles.
  6. Create a banner and stamp the sentiment. Attach to the card. Erase pencil marks - Voila!


Hope you enjoyed this video tutorial!

Much love,
Justine








Monday, April 20, 2015

So Suzy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop!

Happy 1st Birthday So Suzy Stamps!


Today is such a fun day of giveaways, prizes and love for So Suzy and all her snark! I "met" Suzanne this year and have been a part of the wonderful design team and I just adore all the things I have created. You're welcome to click here and open a new tab to see all the things I have created with So Suzy's Stamps.

If you have come from Monica's blog, or are just dropping in you are in the right place.


We are using So Suzy's very first stamp line. I chose the hilarious sentiment from her collection and paired it with these awesome birds from Tim Holtz, I just thought it was a perfect match! These birds deserve some snarky sentiments :)



There are so many chances to win prizes this week!
  • Scavenger Hunt on So Suzy Stamps Website - $10 Gift Certificate - 5 Winners
  • Blog Hop on...So Suzy Stamps Blog - $10 Gift Certificate  - Drawing (1 winner)
  • Instagram Photo Bomb - $10 Gift Certificate - Drawing (1 winner) - Be sure and use #SoSuzy1stBday
  • Facebook Birthday Party - $10 Gift Certificate - Drawing (1 winner)
  • Participate in all of the festivites - $25 Gift Certificate - Drawing (1 winner)
  • 20% off everything in the store - No coupon required

Out of all the entries, there will be 5 winners.  The winners will need to have ALL the questions correct, they must have their answers NUMBERED and all entries will need to be submitted no later than 11:59pm MST on April 20th.  The winners will be announced on April 22nd over at So Suzy Stamps!

Next up is Suzanne's Blog! Head on over and have some fun!



Sunday, April 19, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges: Cookies Inspiration!


Hi crafters,
today I created a card for the Christmas Card Tutorials Design Team that had the theme of cookies. There was just one problem - I don't own anything with cookies. I will have to get to work on that, any stamp suggestions out there?



Anyway, when I don't have what I need I always check Cricut Design Space. I was a little nervous because this was my first time using the print and cut feature, but it worked beautifully and I was very happy with the card and how easy it was!

There is no video tutorial this week because it would have been about two minutes. Print and cut the grandma, glue down on some paper, stamp and throw some Antique Linen Distress Ink to fade out the background to match the image. That was all! Supply list is below!

Have you signed up for my class yet? Do so anytime, you do not want to miss out I am telling you!







Monday, April 13, 2015

3 Cards, 1 Stamp April 2015: Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes *DAY 1*


Hi Crafters,
Welcome back to 3 Cards, 1 Stamp April Edition - where I take one stamp set and create three unique cards to show you all the versatility this stamp has to offer! This month I am featuring the Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes Stamp. All supplies are listed below with links to the store.





I am definitely in need of some birthday cards and thought this was a great stamp to get some birthday cards done. Join me on Wednesday and Friday this week for the remainder of the series!



Are you new to the series? Check out my awesome playlist for other ideas!






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