Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Magical Snowflake Hop


WELCOME TO THE MAGICAL SPARKLES AND SNOWFLAKES HOP!

We are so grateful for all the wonderful support you have given us and to Sharri that we want to give back in return!    In addition to the Mega Prize - I will be drawing a random name from a subscriber and commenter on my Blog/and Youtube and sending a surprise gift bag as well!    So many opportunities to WIN!!!  

Here is how you can have an apportioning to win the MEGA prize!  
WELCOME TO THE MAGICAL SPARKLES AND SNOWFLAKES HOP!
1. "HOP" to each of the members listed below
2. Must subscribe to each channel and leave a comment :)
3. Watch for giveaways on their channels too!
4. When you've finished, title an email "SPARKLE!" and send to signace@yahoo.com to be entered for:

Our GRAND PRIZE!!! 
(Sponsored by Sherri Baldy and also Mai Larsen!!) Creating With Details is sponsoring a $110 Prize. Includes Gorjuss Stamp Sets, Gorjuss 6x6 paper packs, 3 Want2Scrap chipboard albums, Want2Scrap bling and nestaboard, Mini distress inks, and Kaisercraft flowers! Also, the fabulous MY BESTIES stamps and goodies by Sherri Baldy!




STORELINKS:
Sherri'sEtsy Store- http://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy

My-Besties- http://www.my-besties.com this is the same as www.inspirationalbath.com

ScrapbookStamp Society- www.scrapbookstampsociety.com
CREATING WITH DETAILS - https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreatingWit...


OUR HOP LINEUP!!

OUR HOP LINEUP!!

#1 Jen Evers  (Our coordinator)

#2 Melissa Cooper

#3 Marie Gamber

#4 Janie (Rinta) LaCasella

#5 Stephanie Rafos

#6 Tina Kucinic 

#7 Leslie Owens

#8 Bonnie Kohane
  
#9 Mai Larsen

#10  Bernadette Mares

#11 Sherry Wolfe


Hugs, Marie

Friday, November 14, 2014

Coloring Short and Long Fur

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Hello and welcome!
Marie here with another mini tutorial.
I thought I would color this adorable stamp with two little squirrels.
It's a wonderful Fall stamp!
Today, I will share how I color short and long fur.
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My other Video tutorials HERE.
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Supplies Used
Stamp
Roberto's Rascals Squirrels (CC Designs)
Paper
X-Press It Blending Card
120# card base
Autumn Song Collection (Bo Bunny)
Other
 Pretty Pink Posh Cupped Sequins - Metallic Bronze
Sea Sponge
Crafter's Companion Double Sided TapeLemonade Baker's Twine
D
istressing Tool
Liquid Adhesive
Artists Sandpaper Block
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 Copic markers Used
Squirrels and Acorns:  E000, E02, E11, E13, E15, R20, Colorless Blender, Sepia Multiliner
Basket: Y21, YR24, Colorless Blender
Background:  Sepia Multiliner
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Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Steampunk Madness - My Besties Share and a $$$ Saving Tip





Hello!  
Fall is moving in quickly in my little part of the world!   
I feel the nip in the air!  It's time for hot spiced cider, caramel apples and pumpkin pie!   
Mmmmm Mmmmm  Good!


To me -
Steampunk Madness
means
To GO  places I have never been-
To SEE Thing I have never seen -
and 
to DREAM things no has ever dreamed before!


I am linking this card to the following wonderful challenges



Thank you for stopping by.
Stay healthy and happy!
Hugs,






Simple Making Technique

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Welcome!
Marie here with a simple masking technique.
This is a technique that is great for those stampers
who are starting out and wonder how to combine various stamps to create
a new and fun look!
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supplies.orange
Stamp
Harvest Season (Lawn Fawn)
Paper
X-Press It Blending Cardstock - Bright White
White card base 120#
Bazaar Card Shoppe - Circus Peanuts
Apple cider Collection Designer Paper (Bo Bunny)
Other
Craters Companion Double Sided Adhesive
B
rads
Distressing Tool
Leaf Punch
Sea Sponge
Xcut Tag and Bookplate Die
Washi Tape Masking Tape
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The pumpkin was masked in order to allow the leaves to appear
to come from behind the pumpkin.
The Copic Markers used for the pumpkin are
YR 12, YR14, YR15, YR18
The leaves were a combination of E70's, YR and Y
The base was colored with G40, W3, Colorless Blender
The background was sponged with a sea sponge using Iced Spruce
and Forest Moss Distress Ink
(Iced Spruce could be omitted. It did not show up very well.)
Leaves were aded and the edges of my layers were sponged with Vintage Photo.
The sides of the focal image was heavily distressed.
The sentiment was created and embellished with brads..

Hugs,
Maire

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Simple Winter Snowman Card!

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Hi everyone.  Ok the clock is ticking and I need to get started on my Holiday cards!
7 Weeks to go until Christmas.
I created a  quick and easy Cass Card.
I will be reproducing this card a lot!
I need to send most of my cards some distance and so I need something that is
easy to pop in the mail.
I also need to create 80 cards for my County's Foster Children's Holiday party.
Each child sits down and writes a thank you note to the family that provided them with their gifts.
Hence -  80+ Holiday cards are in order.
I will get the final count soon!   LOL

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SuppliesChrstmas
Images
Snowman (Inkakinkado)
Music Notes (Recollections)
Ink
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Opaque White ink (Copic .too)
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)

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My designer layer was Neenah Ivory and I stamped the music notes
on the paper, trimmed and then sponged the edges lightly
with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
For a fun TipI wrapped some Baker's Twine around my designer
I threaded the twine through the look at the top.
This allows the tag to have
I did not adhere the tag to the designer paper with
I just let it swing from the twine.

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Copic Opaque White Ink was applied using a stylus.
I find that this allows my dots to be more dimensional than when I
use a brush.    I like both techniques.

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I also  applied some Opaque White Copic Ink to the snowman and his hat and scarf.

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So here is my little snowy fella!
Hope you will give it a try.   It's fun, easy and will go through the mail
without requiring EXTRA postage!
Now that is always a plus!

Hugs marie

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Here Comes Frosty! A tutorial on Extreme Warm Gray Shading with Copic Markers

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Hello everyone!
The Holidays are coming and I wanted to get a jump start  on some Holiday cards!
When this  wonderful stamp  arrived in the mail, I just knew I had to color it right away -
Frosty  kept it  calling my name!
Have YOU ever had that happen?! LOL
I wanted to share my technique for creating "Extreme Shading with Warm Gray".


     
Other YouTube Tutorials HERE

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SuppliesChrstmas
Paper
Card Base: Heavenly White 120# White Cardstock
Focal image: X-Press It Blending Card
Designer Paper:  Holly Lane (WRS)
Layer Paper: Bazzill Card Shoppe - Lollipop
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I used the "Be Jolly" sentiment that comes with this stamp set.
I used a red colored pencil to add a
candy cane effect.  Fun!  
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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!  
Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting!
Have a wonderful and safe day! :D    

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Autumn Teddy Bear - 3 Step Technique

Hi there! Marie here with another mini video for you. I will show my 3 step technique for coloring fur.
In this video, I will combine the following techniques
Dimensional Coloring
Stipple Technique
Colorless Blender
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My other video's can be found
HERE

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Supplies Used
Paper
120# White cardstick base
Bazzill Peanut Fudge Cardstock
Cryogen - Curious Metallic
Autumn Song Collection by Bo Bunny
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The paper bow was created with my left over designer paper!

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Thank you so much for stopping by.

Have a wonderful crafty day :D

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Monday, October 20, 2014

The Gift of a Feather




Hello!   It's Monday morning and the start of another week!    

Totally Gorjuss has a challenge with the theme of using a feather.   
It made  me think of  a poem that spoke of a bird giving the greatest gift he had-  
It was a feather -  It was a gorgeous poem and for the life of me - I cannot find it anywhere!  
Please let me know if anyone knows where I can find this poem.  
It is so beautiful!   

It is my turn to post at our wonderful Paper Temptress Blog!   
Of course I eagerly pulled out my beautiful paper from Paper Temptress!  
 I did not have a stamp with a feather so I decided to sketch it myself!
I found my inspiration from my three feather babies!   


Supplies

Image
 Sketch (Marie Gamber)

Cardbase:  Heavenly White 120#
Focal image and embossed layer:  Neenah - Solar White - 80#
Mat layers for card base and focal image:  Deep Blue Crepe Ruche
Look at that texture! 


Ink
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Copic Opaque White Ink
Copic black multiline 0.03mm



Thank you so much for stopping by.
Check out all the fantastic paper that in at  Paper Temptress!
You will think Christmas has already arrived!   
And check out the wonderful challenge at Totally Gorjuss.
I hope to see your card or project there! 


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Boil and Bubble, Toil and Trouble!


It's Monday and I the start of another week!    
I want to share a card I created for our new MarkerPOP Blog Challenge
with "Halloween" for the theme!  

It's also my DT share for My Besties and I want to share how I made this 
cute little witch's broom to coordinate with the boom
on my card!    Just check out the video !  
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  My other YouTube videos can be found HERE




Supplies

Stamp

Ink

Paper
Designer paper:  Stardust 
Vellum,  Kraft card stock, packing paper or tissue paper

Other
Distress Tool
Tootsie Pop


I colored the image with Copic Alcohol ink markers.  
I added some bubbles coming up from the BREW.
"Boil and Bubble - Toil and Trouble"!

I then created a little witch's broom.
There are many techniques out there in cyber-space.   
I have used Kraft card stock and vellum.   
However, you can also use packing paper or tissue paper!    
Isn't it cute?    
Tutorial can be found on the video!    

I hope you will check out all of Sherri Baldy's great Halloween images and
stop by our MarkerPOP Blog and join in on our
Halloween Challenge!   

Hugs,
Marie


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ink Transfer Background

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Hello everyone!
Today, I am going to share a technique I learned from a great crafter and friend,
Patricia St. Martin from Rubber Stamping is My Game.
Ink Transfer Background
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My other Video Tutorials can be found HERE.

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Supplies


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Thank you for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial on Transfer Ink Backgrounds.

Have a great day and I will see you soon!  

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Flowers Just For YOU




Hello and WELCOME!

Totally Gorjuss has a challenge this week that inspired this card.
The challenge run's through Friday and the theme is...
"Sympathy" or "Sorry"

I confess that I am a shopaholic! I recently visited Patricia from The Paper Temptress
and I got a little carried away with all the paper selections.  
I left with two big boxes filled with gorgeous paper!
I used some for this card.
Take a look!



Supplies

Paper
Focal Image : Neenah Solar White 80#
Card Base: Heavenly White 120# 
Layers:  Grape Sorbet
Designer Paper : Butterfly Glade (WRS)

Ink
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Copic Opaque White
Background Wash: Watercolor
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Memento Tuxedo Black


Inspiration for the day

Thank you for stopping by!   
Take care and have a safe and wonderful week!