Stencil Sunday – January 21, 2018 – XOXO Your Blues Away Tag

 Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.

I have a tag to share with you today.

I used CUTplorations Curly Label/Tags Nesting Dies and  “XOXO” word die.

I also used texture paste with ARTplorations Retro Circles (on the largest tag/label) and with Leaves 1 – Sanna Lippert Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Do you use Instagram?This post is also a reminder for you. 🙂 Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. THEME = always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.

In order to be eligible for prizes at our Mixed Media Challenge, please use this Mixed Media CHALLENGE graphic (not the Stencil Sunday graphic at the top of this post) in your blog post (see below) when you are entering our Mixed Media Challenge.

Use this graphic in your post (above) to be eligible for prizes at the Mixed Media Challenge. 🙂

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

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Mixed Media Challenge – January 2018 Mini Calendar

  Hi!  I’m very happy to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a project for our January  Mixed Media Challenge.

Remember to add the above challenge graphic to your post in order to be eligible for the prizes each month.

The winner will receive a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate or 2 ARTplorations stencils. And the top picks receive an ARTplorations stencil of their choice.
 Here’s a mini calendar page that I made for January.
I always enjoy making these calendars every month. I hope that you have been inspired to create your own mixed media projects! I’d be very glad to have you join us for the mixed media challenge this month. I’m so excited to be here with you and I can’t wait to see what you make!

To be sure that you’re eligible for the prizes each month, please create a mixed media project, add a link to the challenge and also remember to show the Mixed Media Challenge Graphic. Please check out what the rest of the design team has made here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge – I have used White, Winter, Photo Inspiration, Snow, Die Cut, Create a Scene (everything but stamping and one-layer).

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Stencil Sunday – December 17, 2017 – O Come All Ye Faithful Tag

 Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.

I have a Clean and Simple Mixed Media Christmas tag to share with you.  I used the ARTplorations Floral Flutes stencil.

I die cut the tag twice, first in vellum and then in white card stock. Then I stenciled onto vellum and heat embossed the sentiment in gold.

I used CUTplorations Tags #1 Nesting Dies and STAMPlorations All Ye Faithful – Typografia Christmas. I love this sentiment stamp and the carol.

 

To me, Jesus is the most memorable gift that I have been given.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!

Grace & Peace,

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This post is also a reminder for you. 🙂 Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. THEME = always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.

In order to be eligible for prizes at our Mixed Media Challenge, please use this Mixed Media CHALLENGE graphic (not the Stencil Sunday graphic at the top of this post) in your blog post (see below) when you are entering our Mixed Media Challenge.

Use this particular Mixed Media Challenge graphic (immediately above) to be eligible for prizes at the Mixed Media Challenge. 🙂

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

Also make sure that you link and play along at TAGplorations!

{SPECIAL EDITION] December TAGplorations Challenge – All About Christmas

  We’ve got a special edition of this month’s TAGplorations challenge. Here are the details:

  1. Link up as many projects as you want based on the theme with or without the optional twist (1 project per blog post).
  2. Your projects can be whatever you like (cards, ATCs, layouts, etc.) but it must feature a TAG.
  3. You can use whatever products you have in your stash; STAMPlorations products are not required.
  4. Display the challenge graphic below in your post AND link back to this post to qualify for the prizes.
  5. Link up by December 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

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and try to keep it all the year.” ─ Charles Dickens

 

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Mixed Media Challenge – December 2017 Mini Calendar

  Hi!  I’m very happy to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a project for our December  Mixed Media Challenge.

Remember to add the above challenge graphic to your post in order to be eligible for the prizes each month.

The winner will receive a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate or 2 ARTplorations stencils. And the top picks receive an ARTplorations stencil of their choice.
 Here’s a mini calendar page that I made for December.

I used the ARTplorations stencil Retro Circles on the white frame.

Heat embossed with STAMPlorations Glory to God – Typografia In Faith.

I used CUTplorations Christmas Baubles #1 Layering Die cuts as masks. I over the masks with blue Smooch Spritz.
 I had a lot of fun creating this calendar page and I hope that you have been inspired to create your own mixed media projects! I’d be very glad to have you join us for the mixed media challenge this month. I’m so excited to be here with you and I can’t wait to see what you make!

To be sure that you’re eligible for the prizes each month, please create a mixed media project, add a link to the challenge and also remember to show the Mixed Media Challenge Graphic. Please check out what the rest of the design team has made here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Stencil Sunday – November 19, 2017 – Pumpkin Table Decoration

 Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.

I have a pumpkin table decoration to share with you today.

I used the ARTplorations Flourishes stencil to decorate my already painted pumpkin.

(Please see the “P.S.” at the bottom of this post for details on how to make the pumpkin.)

I also used STAMPlorations Something to be Thankful for – Typografia Thankful and CUTplorations Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies to make the attached tag.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!

Grace & Peace,

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P.S. Here a coupon for you. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.slide1_edited-1

This post is also a reminder for you. 🙂 Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. THEME = always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.

In order to be eligible for prizes at our Mixed Media Challenge, please use this Mixed Media CHALLENGE graphic (not the Stencil Sunday graphic at the top of this post) in your blog post (see below) when you are entering our Mixed Media Challenge.

Use this particular Mixed Media Challenge graphic (immediately above) to be eligible for prizes at the Mixed Media Challenge. 🙂

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

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P.S. Would you like to know how to make the pumpkin itself? My friend, Ashley, made this one. She works at a local lumber yard and building supply store, S. W. Collins.   S.W. Collins recently sponsored an “Ladies Night” where Ashley and her co-workers provided several crafts and refreshments.  I attended the event (so fun!) and painted a pumpkin that had been cut and glued together. I would like to thank Jason, Ashley and all of the employees at S.W. Collins for their generosity and hospitality.

 

 

 

Please see the attached link below for where Ashley got the original idea.

Here are Ashley’s Instructions:
Materials:

Pine Board: 1X4X6 is the size I used the most.
Wood Glue (I used Titebond Fast setting)  or Hot Glue
Sanding Paper- 220 Grit
A Stick
Paint- The tutorial I saw used spray paint, but any paint suitable for
wood will work!
Ribbon

Instructions:

Measure and cut the wood. I started out with a 3″ piece and did 1″
increments up to 6″ and then back down to 3″. (3″, 4″, 5″, 6″, 5″, 4″,
3″) I played around with these measurements a lot to get various sized
pumpkins. (4″, 5″, 6″, 5″, 4″ was another one I used a lot).

Then sand down the corners and any rough edges of the wood.

Starting with the smallest piece, glue each of the cut pieces of wood
together. Allow to dry for a minimum of 30 minutes before you do
anything more to the pumpkin.

Once the pumpkin is dry, you can paint it!

After the paint dries then secure the stick to the top for the stem and
tie it off with a ribbon!

Link to original design.

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