Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Penguin Palace - Crafty Friends Are The Best Friends

 Hello everyone! Today's card is for Penguin Palace Stamps using the Stencils 360°™. The newest stencil tool that is a must have.

I created this shaker card using the Magical Fireworks Stencils 360°™ for my design. I then cut out a frame using the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Die. I inlayed the center piece and popped out the frame using dimensional foam adhesive. The sentiment "Crafty Friends Are The Best Friends" is from Words From The Heart (Chapter 1) Stamp Set. I filled the inside shaker with red heart and gold star sequins.

Here is a process video over on The Penguin Palace Stamps YouTube Channel:
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Penguin Palace - September Blog Hop


Welcome to Penguin Palace's first ever Blog Hop.  I'm ecstatic to be joining a group of talented artists who will be participating and featuring Penguin Palace's latest Fall 2020 Release.  

Hop along to each blog and leave a comment.  A winner, chosen at random, who comments on each stop on the hop will win a prize of a $40CAD Gift Certificate to the Penguin Palace store!  Comments for prize close at 11:30pm PST on 7 Oct 20.  The lucky winner will be announced on 8 Oct 2020 on the Penguin Palace Blog.

Hop List:

Jo Thompson (You are HERE)
Bobbi Hart (<== NEXT)

Here is my project for you today. I used the  Scents of Fall Stencils 360°™ along with the Stencils 360°™. This is such a unique and innovative tool that any crafter would love to create with.
(*Inks and Supplies listed below)

I paired it up with the sentiment "Merry X'mas" from the Warmest Wishes Stamp Set. I constructed a geometric shaker window using the large hexagon die from the Words From The Heart (Chapters 1 & 2) Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts. I filled up the shaker with round gold sequin and red & green hexagon sequin bits. The card base is an octagonal shape, keeping up with the geometric theme. The card measures 5.5" x 5.5".

NEXT up on the Hop is:

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PP Products:

Other Products:
Distress Oxide Ink - Fired Brick
Distress Oxide Ink - Mowed Lawn
Distress Oxide Ink - Walnut Stain
Distress Ink - Forest Moss
Kat Scrappiness Gold Solid Confetti Sequin Mix
Martha Stewart Hexagon Glitter

Friday, September 18, 2020

Club La-La Land Crafts September Kit Reveal

Hi everyone! It's that time again! Today I am revealing the Club La-La Land Crafts September 2020 Kit!

(*images are skewed to prevent piracy)

If you’re new to Club La-La Land Crafts, it's a monthly subscription only kit with exclusive products each month. Also included are project tutorials from the Design Team Members specific to the current kit. There are three options available for purchase:

Product Kit: Stamps and Die Kit - $39.99

Stamp Kit: Stamps Only - $19.99

Die Kit: Dies Only - $29.99

For more information click HERE.
Last day to Sign-up is September 30th.

This kit was so much fun. For my first card I used Marci with Laptop. I created her desk scene using all the dies in the kit: Retro Desk, Retro Lamp, and Desk Accessories. All images were colored with Copic markers. I used the paper pad Golden Sunset. I used the pattern paper for the wallpaper, desk cup, and the lamp shade.

I got creative and used the Polaroid die for the window frame. The sentiment I used was "GIRL, you've got this!", and this was stamped in the top right corner of the "window". The wood baseboard is a portion of the Large Stitched Tags Die. The wood flooring is pieces of a rectangle die in the Horizontal Pocket Die set. This whole kit gave me Mid-Century Modern vibes, including the designer paper.

Copic Markers
Marci: Skin - E00/E11/BV11/R20 Hair - C3/C5/C7 Lips - RV29 Top - C1/C3/C5/C7/R22/B32 Leggings - B32/B34/B37 Socks - R20/R02/R22 Furniture: Chair - R02/R20/R22/C3/C5/C7 Lamp Post/Base - E31/E33/E37/E29 Desk - E31/E33/E37/E29/C3/C5/C7/C9 Accessories: Ruler - YR21/Y26 Coffee Mug - B32/B34/B37 Books - E31/E33/E37/E29/E71/E74/E79 Flooring: E71/E74/E79 Baseboard: E79 Window Frame: E79

Additional LLLC Products Used:

Stitched Clouds Border Die
Horizontal Pocket Die
Photo Elements Die Large Stitched Tags Die
Golden Sunset Paper Pad

For my second project, I used one of the piggies in Getting Things Done. He is cutely placed on a bean bag/floor cushion made from the Stitched Sun and Clouds Die. I used all the Dies in the kit. I placed the monitor on another drawer die cut from the desk as a riser. The wallpaper and lamp shade designer pattern is again from the Golden Sunset Paper Pad. The sentiment I used is the "Everything is Under Control" and placed it inside the monitor. 

I popped out the desk drawer on foam adhesive tape and place the desk cup, two pens, the heart and a set of headphones. The headphones are actually from the Marci with Laptop stamp set. It is Marci's headband and ears =). To make a rug, I used a portion of the Scalloped Rectangles Die. I colored all the images with Copic markers. I added some White Gel Pen highlights on some of the images.

Copic Markers

Piggy: Skin -R02/R20/R22/C3/C5 Laptop - W1/W3 Furniture: Lamp Post/Base - E33/E37/E29 Desk - E31/E33/E37/E29/E71/E74/E79 Accessories: Pen - B37 Headphones - C3/C5/C7 Coffee Mug - B32/B34/B37/YR21/Y26 Books - G21/G14/R22/R24/B34/B37/YR21/Y26 Floor:  Base Board - E79 Bean Bag - B32/B34/B37 Books - G22/G14/R22/R24 Coffee Mug - YR21/Y26 Glass - B32/B34/B37 Rug - G00/G12

Additional LLLC Products Used:
Stitched Sun and Clouds Die
Large Stitched Tags Die
Scalloped Rectangles Die
Golden Sunset Paper Pad
Hello Life Paper Pad

For a more in depth look at this kit and my projects, please visit my YouTube Channel HERE

Come join us over on the Facebook Community CLUB La-La Land Crafts Group and La-La Lands Crafts Group. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Kat Scrappiness - Halloween (feat. Fall Release)

  Hi everyone! Today's cards feature the newest Slimline Dies and Sprinkles/Sequin Mix from the Kat Scrappiness Fall Release.

I love the pattern of the Chevron Slimline Die. Even though at first glance, it doesn't scream Halloween, I wanted to use it for my card. I chose a Candy Corn pattern paper as my base and cut the die out of orange cardstock. The letters were cut using the Condensed Uppercase Alphabet Dies, which are my go to alpha dies. I added some white gel highlights on the letters. For an added embellishment, I had these cute witch boots stickers from my craft stash. I chose to combine the newly released Candy Corn Sprinkles and Pumpkinlicious Sequin Mix as my shaker filler.

My second card features the Foliage Frame Slimline Die. For both cards, I used the Neverending Nesting Slimline Dies to cut the perfect size of backing for the shaker window. I used black cardstock for the frame. For the base of the shaker window, I created a night sky with Distress Oxide Inks (Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Wilted Violet, Seedless Raspberry, Faded Jeans). I then added some white splatters to mimic a starry night. The shaker filler is a combination of Bewitched Sprinkles and Mirrored Clear Starlight Sequins. Lastly, the images I used are from The Greeting Farm, colored with Copic markers.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Penguin Palace - Happy Thanksgiving (feat. Botanical Gardens Stencils 360°™)

 Hello everyone it's Day 4 of the Penguin Palace Stamps Release Week. Today's card is using the Botanical Gardens Stencils 360°™ created with the newest innovation tool Stencils 360°™.

Are you ready for Fall?

It was fun getting inky with this stencil. I used Distress Oxide Inks (Mustard See, Tea Dye, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain) to create this multi-colored Fall inspired background. I cut the paper to size and framed it with a square scalloped die cut and frame. 

The sentiment "Happy Thanksgiving" is from the Warmest Wishes Stamp Set and I cut it with the coordinating Warmest Wishes and Heart Felt Notes dies. Lastly I chose autumn colored flowers and leaves to frame the sentiment.

Check out this in depth Introduction Video on the Stencils 360°™:

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Kat Scrappiness - Treat (feat. Fall Release)

 Hi everyone! I'm sharing this card I made using Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire Slimline Die and Neverending Nesting Slimline Dies from Kat Scrappiness.

I made this slimline shaker card using two new slimline dies and sprinkles. I cut the Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire Slimline Die out of black cardstock and only punched through some of the die cuts. The Never Ending Nesting Slimline Dies fit perfect as a backing for the base of the shaker window. I then took orange cardstock and cut it out of the Condensed Uppercase Alphabet Dies to spell out "Treat".

I then added these cute Halloween images from The Greeting Farm, colored with Copic markers, to the front of the slimline die cut. The shaker bits are from the new release, Jack-O-Lanterns and Pick Your Poison Sprinkles.

Here is a quick overview of my card:

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Thanks for stopping by! 

Other Supplies
The Greeting Farm - Trick or Treat 2 Stamp Set

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Penguin Palace - Hello Sunshine (feat. Origami Shuriken)

 Hello everyone it's Day 2 of the Penguin Palace Stamps Release Week. Today's card is using the Origami Shuriken Stencil created with the newest innovation tool The Stencil 360.

I love how bright and cheerful my card turned out.

I paired up this fun stencil with the newest release Words From The Heart (Chapter 2) Stamp Set, as well as the Summer Sunshine Stamp Set. All images are colored with Copic markers. The sentiment "Hello Sunshine" was paired up with the Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes Penguin Perfect Cuts.

Using the Stencils 360 tool with the Origami Shuriken Stencil, I created this sun inspired image. The first layer was created with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink then the second layer was a combo used with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink. I fussy cut one image and layered it on top with foam adhesive tape for dimension. I am falling in love with this new tool. 

Check out this in depth Introduction Video on the Stencils 360:

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes Blog Hop from Not 2 Shabby & Kat Scrappiness

Welcome to the “Sending you Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes from Not 2 Shabby & Kat Scrappiness!” We are thrilled you could join us on this blog & Instagram hop celebration! Kat Scrappiness has some of the best stamps, dies, and embellishments around and Not 2 Shabby is very excited carry their products! Come hop with us and see what all the excitement is about!

The blog & Instagram hops and giveaways will start Thursday September 10 and will end on Tuesday September 15th. We will have 4x $15 winners!! 2x pulled from blog comments and 2x pulled from the Instagram comments.
To participate in the hop giveaway simple leave a comment on each blog post, follow each DT on Instagram, comment and tag your friends. The more you comment the more chances you have to win. Bonus entries for following our stores on all our social medias below.
The winners will be announced on the Not 2 Shabby and Kat Scrappiness blogs on September 18th. You will need to contact us to claim your prize. You can subscribe to our blogs for a notification email on any new blog posts. You will have 7 days to claim your prize.
We thank you for hopping with us and supporting our small businesses!

Kat Scrappiness @katscrappiness

Ana Stacksofcards @anaa975 

Cathy Arenzana @catarenz

Jackie Pasko @jackiescrafttable 

Carrie Rhoades  @carrierhoades

Meghan Kennihan @MadeByMeghanK

Maria Russell @MariaRussellDesigns @rprmlr77 

Kathy Schweinfurth @stampinkathy4

Jo Thompson @thompson_jo (YOU ARE HERE)

Priscilla Joseph @nubblelightdesigns 

Not 2 Shabby @jamie_scrappinstampers

Here is my card:
All the images are from the stamp set Happy Fall from Not 2 Shabby and are colored with watercolor markers. The outer frame is made with the Kat Scrappiness Wonky Stitched Nesting Slimline Dies. The inner frame is made with the Tri-Frame Slimline Dies.
The shaker fillings are Autumn Harvest Sequin Mix and Happy Pumpkin Sprinkles. The sentiment "Happy Pumpkin Spice Season" is from the Happy Fall Stamp Set and stamped on the smallest wonky stitched die frame.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Club La-La Land Crafts August Kit Inspiration

Hi everyone, welcome back! Today I'm sharing more projects from the August 2020 Kit from Club La-La Land Crafts

My first card features a gift card holder on the front. Even though going to the cinema isn't a thing at the moment, you can always create your own "movie night" at home. I used Marci, the Popcorn Die and Retro TV Die from the kit. I made the Horizontal Pocket Die into a large popcorn bucket. Using the Stitched Clouds Border Die to mimic popcorn, I laid down two layers and added some of the popcorn toppers from the kit. 

For added embellishments, I used the Double Stitched Stars Die and the movie reel from the Photo Elements Die. Lastly, I placed some yellow jewels around the stars and popcorn die cuts. Marci sits atop the VCR and next to the remote control.

Copic Markers
Skin - E00/E11/BV11/R81/R83
Hair - E44/E47/E49/E35
Top/Bunny Slippers - R81/R83/R85
Headband/Leggings - BG13/BG49
Popcorn - Y13/YR21
Popcorn Bowl - R22/R24/R27/R39
Retro TV:
Remote Control - BG13
VCR - BG13/B00/R81

Additional LLLC Products Used:

For my second card, I used the cute critters in the kit. The french bulldog sits atop a pile of popcorn constructed with the popcorn topper die. Placed next to the dog is the Popcorn Container/Topper, the base is colored with a red Copic marker for the stripes. The kitty is placed sitting on the VCR. The VCR, TV Antennae and couch are all paper pieced with the Hello Life Paper Pack. All images are colored with Copic markers. 

The first layer of images and die cuts are adhered with foam tape for dimension, as well as the popcorn kernels up top on the sentiment. The popcorn die cuts were inked with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink. I also created a small bowl with the Stitched Nested Circles Die. The stitched rectangles used for the sentiment is from the Horizontal Pocket Die.

Copic Markers
Shading - R22/R24/R27
French Bulldog:
Ears/Tongue - R81/R83/W3/C5/C7
Nose/Mouth - C1/C3/C5/C7/C9
Skin: W1/W3/W5/W7
Ears/Nose - R81/R85
Fur - YR02/YR04/YR21/R08

Additional LLLC Products Used:

For a more in depth look at this kit and my projects, please visit my YouTube Channel HERE

If you missed your chance to sign up for this kit, don't fret. As a Club Subscriber perk, past month kits eventually get released and are available for purchase (after a two-month subscription). There are three options available for purchase:

Product Kit: Stamps and Die Kit - $39.99
Stamp Kit: Stamps Only - $19.99
Die Kit: Dies Only - $29.99

For more information click HERE.

Come join us over on the Facebook Community CLUB La-La Land Crafts Group and La-La Lands Crafts Group. Thanks for stopping by!