Demo Day at Photo Scraps – March 16, 2019

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Join me TODAY at Photo Scraps for Demo Day! I’ll have the two super simple cards shown below. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many Demos you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day. Hope to see you there!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Custom Printed Green Gingham by Photo Scraps; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamps: Spring Pile Up by Newton’s Nook Designs
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass
Stencil: Square Mandela by Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Heavy Metal Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E50, E53, E55, E93, C02 (lamb); C0, C1, E93 (bunny); B000, B00, Y02 (bluebird); YG03, Y02 (basket); Y11, E93, YG03 (flowers); B00, E93, Y11 (eggs)

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Custom Printed Green Gingham by Photo Scraps; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamps: Peek A Boo Pets by Avery Elle
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Periwinkle Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E50, E53, E55, E93, C3 (lamb); E50, E53, E57, E93 (dog); C00, C0, C1, C3, E93 (cat); Y11, Y15, E93, E97 (chicken)

Flower Teddy by Penny Black

Last month, my mother celebrated her 91st birthday. She’s a leap year baby so she likes to remind me that she’s actually younger than me, but all the same 91 years is quite an accomplishment. She has always loved teddy bears, so when I saw the new teddy images from Penny Black I knew that this would be the image for her card.

You’d think that a card maker would have a card ready to go, but I’ve been so caught up in class preparations that I was pressed for time (literally making the card the day before her birthday)! Luckily I have some the Frilly Frames dies from Sunny Studios so the background came together quickly.

Rowhouse Greetings | Flower Teddy by Penny Black

It doesn’t get much cuter than this! And yes, I did use my new Brother Scan N Cut to speed things along.

Rowhouse Greetings | Flower Teddy by Penny Black

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Hammermill Digital Cover 100#; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir; Really Rainbow 6×6 paper pad by Lawn Fawn
Stamps: Flower Teddy by Penny Black; Sending You by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Frilly Frames Polka Dot by Sunny Studios; Diezyne Stitched Flags by C.C. Designs
Embellishments: Dew Drops in April Showers by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: E50, E53, E55, E57, BV20, BV23 (bear): B60, B63, B66, Y15, Y19 (blue flower); RV10, RV11, RV14, RV17, Y19, YG03, YG21 (pink flower); Y02, Y15, Y19, RV17 (yellow flower); YG03, YG17, YG21 (leaves)

Disclosure: The content below contains affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. See Disclosures for additional information.


Neenah
Cardstock – 8.5 x 11 Solar White – 25 Pack
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Penny Black
Flower Teddy
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Honey Bee Stamps
Sending You Sentiments
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Tsukineko
VersaFine
Onyx Black
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Sunny Studio Stamps
Frilly Frames – Polka-dot
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Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just finished up another class at Photo Scraps featuring the Spring Blossoms stamps set by Honey Bee Stamps. This set of cards was a lot of fun to design and put together, adding a touch of spring to an all too cold winter.

As some of you know, I’m a frustrated watercolorist, so I’ve been trying to get a watercolor effect using my Copic markers. I blended my colors from light to dark using the side of the brush nib to sweep the color across the petals. I tried to leave some white on each petal to add a highlight and keep the flowers light and airy.

Hope you enjoy the cards!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Stamp: Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black
Stencil: Honeycomb Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B60, B63, B66, RV10, RV11, RV14, YG01, YG05, YG07

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Stamp: Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Frilly Frames Lattice by Sunny Studios
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B60, B63, B66, RV10, RV11, RV14, YG01, YG05, YG07

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Stamp: Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps; Birthday Greetings by Penny Black Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black; Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed
Dies: Stitch Collage Frame by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Mixed Berry Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B60, B63, B66, RV10, RV11, RV14, YG01, YG05, YG07

Spring Border One by Power Poppy

Spring Border One by Power Poppy

GOOD EVENING FRIENDS! Today is my mother’s 91st birthday so I spent the day taking her shopping and out to lunch. We had great time. I’m blessed that I still have both of my parents and that they are relatively healthy for their age. My parents no longer drive so I stop by every few days to take them out to lunch, run errands, or sit through their seemingly endless series of doctors’ appointments. As a result, I’m just now getting around to writing today’s post.

I’m back today with the new release from Power Poppy featuring illustrations from the Natural Beauties clear stamp set in digital format. Spring Border One includes one wide border image and three large individual images of Daffodils, Cowslips (Primroses), and Tulips plus four sentiments. Spring Border Two also includes one wide border image and three large individual images of Trillium and toadstools, Starflower, and Lily of the Valley and four sentiments.

I decided to color up the Cowslips shown below from the Spring Border One set.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Border One by Power Poppy

As some of you know, I recently purchased a Brother Scan N Cut CM320. Fussy cutting is not my forte. Some crafters say that they find it relaxing. I’m not one of them. So after reading reviews, watching videos, and hearing other crafters rave about the machine, I finally broke down and bought one. This is my first card using an image cut by the machine. All I can say is OMG. I’M IN LOVE. As you can see, I set the machine to cut right at the image line (instead of adding a white border allowance). For images like this, I don’t really like seeing that white border. Besides – it cut off the spot where I strayed outside the line.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Border One by Power Poppy

For the background, I used the Square Mandela Stencil by Gina K. Designs inked blended with Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Tea Dye. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet both Gina and Rina when they offered classes at Photo Scraps. Let me just say that they’re as fun and witty in person as they are in their videos. I learned so much so jump on the opportunity if they come to your local store.

That’s it for today! Be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog for additional crafty inspiration.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# and 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Prestige Cardstock in Fog by Simon Says Stamp
Stamp: Spring Border One (*) by Power Poppy
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Square Mandala by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Antique Linen
Embellishments: Sparkle Fairy Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: R12, R14, E93, Y35 (flowers); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); BV20, BV23 (shadows)

Disclosure: The content below contains affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. See Disclosures for additional information.


Neenah
Solar White
8.5×11 – 25/pack
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Lawn Fawn
Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables
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Gina K. Designs
Art Stencils
Square Mandala
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Pads – Mini
Tea Dye
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Pads – Min
Antique Linen
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Blooming Wonderful by Power Poppy

Just finished another class at The Queen’s Ink. This month we featured Bloomin’ Wonderful, another of the beautiful floral stamp sets by Power Poppy. Had a large class this time — 12 students plus me — but I think everyone had a good time and came away with some good techniques to practice.

Hope that you’ll join us next month at The Queen’s Ink. I’ll be offering a class on March 26 featuring three House Mouse Designs stamp sets. I’ll be posting the class announcement shortly so stayed tuned! Hope to see you there.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Diagonal Stripes Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue
Dies: Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: W1, W3, YG21, BV20, BV23 (pussy willows); YG03, YG21, Y02, BV20, BV23 (snow drops); B60, B63, B66, BV23 (crocus); G21, G24, G28 (leaves)

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Honeycomb Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue; Versamark
Dies: Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear; Ranger Embossing Powder in Marigold; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B60, B63, W1 (pussy willows); Y02, YG03 (flowers); YG03, YG21, G24, G28 (moss); YG03 (leaves); YG03, G24 (inside nest); B60, B63, B66 (eggs); E31, E37 (nest)

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Gingham Background by Whimsy Stamps
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue; Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Frames by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Floral Ovals by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: W1, W3, YG21, BV20, BV23 (pussy willows); YG03, YG21, Y02, BV20, BV23 (snow drops); B60, B63, B66, BV23 (crocus); G21, G24, G28 (leaves)