World Card Making Day Blog Hop

Happy October Everyone! Join Clearsnap for World Card Making Day 2015 on this fun, fast hop! Inks and card making go hand in hand so we are bringing some of our fabulous creative members together to share in their loves of cards with you. Be sure to stop at each blog on the hop and leave a comment, pin, and more to enter to wina card maker's dream set of inks, that's what!
For this hop I made 2 cards. The first one, I made it with one of my absolute favorite Clearsnap Products, the Winter Sky Designer Foils! It looks super cool! It reminds me of Jem's Synergy (if you didn't get that, you are in a different age group! LOL)!
The first thing I did was make random lines with the Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive. The paper from Core'dinations is super smooth so the adhesive goes easy and without any gaps. This adhesive is solid but if you want to use a dot pattern to change the look you can do that too! You can keep adding more lines as you like. Rub the Clearsnap Designer Foils with your finger, no machines required! 
Once I have all the lines I want is time to add the dots. I planned to put the word "Hey!" on the right bottom corner. I used the Tombow Adhesive Dots with 3 different colors of Designer Foils: Pink Punch, Lagoon and Plum Crazy. I originally planned to use just a few dots with the Plum Crazy but I felt it needed more so I kept adding until I was happy.
The second card is super easy! I used Clearsnap Colorbox Art Daubers with Clearsnap Full Size Pigment Ink by Teresa Collins. I used the colors Passion Pink and Glam Green.
To stamp the sentiment I used Clearsnap Colorbox Premium Full Size.

I hope you enjoyed my cards! Have a great hop!
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Stampendous! and Tombow USA Blog Hop!

 Hi Everyone! I hope you are having fun so far! You probably came from Lyn's Blog, but if you stumbled across my blog go to the Stampendous! Blog to START!
Today I have 3 cards and 2 techniques for you! This first card is a shaker card and I will explain this one below!
But first, I wanted to share a different coloring technique. Pointillism, which is basically coloring with dots. 
 I used different sizes and different tones of green Tombow Dual Brush Pens. My lightest color was 133 Chartreuse, which I used in most of the Cling Create A Christmas Set tree stamp. But instead of coloring with strokes like I normally do I made more dots. You don't really notice the dots unless you look closely. The effect of pointillism is that the eye blends the colors and that is why you don't really see the yellow, because is one of the colors that makes green.
 I used the Create A Christmas Die Cut to cut out the white garland and to glue it I used the Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue. I also used Dot Sparklers Class A Peel Stickers in Hologram Red. I used the Tombow Foam Tape to give dimension to the circle and the tree die cut.
 The second one is a shaker card! Everyone makes them different, but this is how I made this one!
95% of the time my cards are 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. That means my mat is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches and the accent paper base (or in this case the only paper I used) is 4 x 5 1/4. I tried to place the tree die from the Create A Christmas Die Cut Set  as centered as my eyes let me. I kept the die in place with a thin washi tape that is not very strong. You don't want it to ruin your paper.
 Then I used this rectangle for the bottom. You have two options for a bottom in this set, the other can also be used as a gift.
 I used the Fuse Tool to make the first square. I took a piece from a 12x12 page protector and made a rectangle a hair smaller than the base paper. Remember to leave one side open. Then fill it with sparkly goodness! It's my favorite part, it makes me feel like a paper wizard or a paper chemist. LOL
 Inside the pocket I used Stampendous! Shaved Ice, Christmas Micro Glitter Kit, and sequins. To concentrate all the goodness I made a line outside the tree with the Tombow Mono Twin Permanent Marker and used the Fuse Tool in those areas.
 The Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive is the absolute best to glue the plastic sleeve!
 The mat of my card is silver, which you can't tell much on the photo because it reflects back whatever is in from of it, so on the back of the tree I used white cardstock a hair smaller than the patterned paper. The patterned papers and the round sequins I used are from the Oh Deer Collection from Fancy Pants Designs.
I hope you enjoyed these cards! I had so much making them! Don't forget to hop tomorrow too!

There are 2 prize packages that include:
*A roll of Tombow Foam Tape
*Your choice from Stampendous Create Fall, Create Christmas, Create Winter or Create a Poinsettia Cling Stamp set and Matching Dies

To win:
·        * Have a US Mailing Address
·        * “Like” TombowUSA on Facebook and Stampendous on Facebook
·       *  Follow @tombowusa and @stampendous on Instagram
·        * Follow @tombowusa and @Stampendous
·        * Follow Tombow USA and Stampendous on Pinterest
·        * Comment on all the blog posts from both teams all week. Including our pre-game posts Mon-Thurs and our Weekend hop Fri-Sun.
·         We’ll give you until Tuesday, September 22 to get all those great comments in, then we’ll choose 2 winners on Sept 23.



Project Life Baby: 10 Months with Summer Vibes!

Gettin closer to finishing my daughter's baby album! Yay! For this spread I used the Summer Vibes Collection from Simple Stories.
I used a bunch of stickers from this Collection. I also had some alphas and phrase stickers from the I Am Collection.
 The washis I used in this spread are from the Oh Deer Me Kit from Freckled Fawn.
 At the beginning of my baby's album I did weekly spread but after the 2nd month I started doing monthly spreads.
 I love to put my QR Codes in these frames! To make my QR Codes, I upload my family videos to my YouTube Channel as Unlisted, that way only people with the link can see those videos. I copy paste the URL on and I change the color to the one that matches my spread. I download it to my computer and put a bunch of them in a word document and I print them out.

I hope you enjoyed this quick page! Have a fun week! :)


What A Mighty Good Tag!

Happy Saturday Everyone! It is so rainy in Maryland! I want to take a nap! But before attempting to nap. I wanted to share these tags with you! I made them for my friends a few months ago and I was waiting for them to get them before posting and I forgot! But better late than never! 
 The first one has a very old school tacky song! LOL I made all of them in a similar way. I used Tombow Dual Brush Pens and the Tombow Blending Palette to make the background. You can see this technique HERE! I also used the Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Patterned Adhesive and I also used the Clearsnap Designer Foils which I love because I don't need a machine to foil things! 
  This one is my favorite and I sent it to my friend Patti, who loves Mermaids! In the background of this one I used a Bokeh Effect on the background. You can see how to make a Bokeh background in HERE! I also used the Tombow Adhesive Dots with the Clearsnap Designer Foils and Glitter to make bubbles.
 On the background I also used a lot of rub ons!
 The mermaid girl is from Stampendous! and the metal corners are from Momenta. I used the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to apply the finer details and dots.
 I also applied the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to the Momenta Metal Corners to make them gold with the Clearsnap Designer Foils.
 The third one with butterflies I sent it to my friend Michele. I heat embossed the butterflies. I used a bunch of Tim Holtz Stamps on the background. On the first tag and this one I used an Epiphany Crafts Square Epoxy Sticker and a Metal Setting. I used recycled postal stamps inside the metal settings and in the center of the butterflies!

 The key is also from Momenta. I used different colors on the Clearsnap Designer Foils. I love to mix them!
I hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions leave them in the comments and I will get back at you soon!
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Project Life: Baby!

Happy Saturday Everyone! Today I am sharing with you 2 spreads from my daughter's Baby Album. She just turned two and I still have 6 spreads to finish in her Baby Album. I am determined to finish them before October! Or before she gets married...
 In this spread I used the Blush Core Kit from Project Life. The letter stickers are from Simple Stories.
 The elephant is a tag and to glue it I used Tombow Mono Removable Adhesive. The big 3 is from Pretty Little Studio.
 Most of the embellishments and stickers in these spreads are from Freckled Fawn.
 To keep this teeny tine sock in place I used a Freckled Fawn Arrow Paperclip and Tombow Power Tabs.
 Hare is a second spread! In the confetti pocket I have sequin glitter from Martha Stewart and Resins from Freckled Fawn.
 The Bookmark Tag is from Pretty Little Studio. The phrase stickers are from Freckled Fawn.
This cars is from the 5th and Frolic Core Kit from Dear Lizzy. The gray letters are from Webster's Pages. 
I hope you enjoyed this! 
Here is to hoping I finish this before October... or before she has her own baby...
I am linking this up to the Paper Issues Current Issue: Pocket Book.
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Project Life: Lucky Week 29

Happy Sunday! Today I'm sharing some Project Life pages from this year's album! 
All the cards are from the High Five Core Kit.
 The heart alphas are Thickers from Dear Lizzy, the numbers are from Simple Stories, the heart is from Freckled Fawn and the enamel dots are homemade.
 The triangles epoxy stickers and the phrase stickers are from Freckled Fawn. The word "Awesome" are alpha stickers also from Freckled Fawn and I colored them with Tombow Dual Brush Pens!
 This is a little insert I added for my baby's birthday! 
 I am crazy about the Fuse from WRMK! It is so much easier then sewing confetti pockets! On the inside I used sequins from Avery Elle and Martha Stewart and the number and letter are from Freckled Fawn.
 Back of the insert! More Freckled Fawn goodness!
 I use the site to make these QR Codes and I love to put frames like this one from Simple Stories around it.
That's all I have for today!
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Have an awesome week!