Friday, November 28, 2014

Woodware: Feeling Distressed? Then this is the week for you!

The Crafty Card Makers have challenged us once again...all of this week the Woodware team have been demonstrating how distressing can be a good thing! My post today features this cute decorative kitchen trivet. The base is a page from a chipboard book which I've ink-distressed with brown and black ink around the edges. A off-white square of cardstock has the Dreamweaver Plaid/Stripes stencil pattern ink-stenciled in red and a fine black line, with the corners rounded.The focal point is a panel of Copper metal, machine-embossed with the Dreamweaver Rooster, and ink-distressed with Black StazOn ink smooshed (technical term) with a sponge dauber into the crevices and around the edges. A soft towel and a bit of cleaner removed the excess. This was adhered along with some ivory lace, and a stamped twill ribbon (Dreamweaver's Fine Feathered Friends), and also distressed with ink. Holes were punched at the top, and hemp cord tied along with a ribbon bow and button to be hung in a rustic-themed kitchen.

If you haven't been checking out the rest of the team's posts this week, I highly recommend that you do so now! Check out the Woodware blog each day, and please leave comments for us!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Dreamweaver: Happy Thanksgiving!

As we officially head into the holiday season, the Dream Team are challenging all of our followers to be especially "Thankful and Thoughtful" during the month of November. We hope that you will link your creations with this theme in mind on the Dream It Up! blog using the Inlinkz tool. Our "thanks" to you is providing you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice, and a bonus stencil of our choosing could be yours for using Dreamweaver product(s) in your artwork. I'm posting this for you today:

I'm giving thanks this week that I happened to have this card from a couple years ago that I could use for this post. Lol. Life always gets sooo busy this time of the year. It features the Dreamweaver Cornucopia paste-embossed in Glossy Black on a circle of kraft cardstock. When dry, I ran the piece through my laminator with a sheet of orange-red foil which adhered nicely using this technique. Then I placed the stencil over the top and pasted the sentiment. When dry, I stamped the edges with a crackle design, and ink-distressed around the edges. Over the top of a panel of plaid cardstock, the warm, fall look was complete.

By the way, the Dream Team are very THANKFUL when our followers are THOUGHTFUL enough to leave us a nice comment on our posts! Here's the "A" team lineup for this week, as well as our very special guest designer, Linda Neff!

An InLinkz Link-up

Friday, November 21, 2014

Stampendous and Tombow: A Colorful Holiday

The Stampendous gals have really been hopping lately! Yesterday we hopped along with Spellbinders to create some wonderful holiday creations, and today through the 23rd (please ignore dates on banners) we are doing the same with Tombow markers. "Why so much hopping?", you might ask. Because Stampendous products are awesome with everything! Just see what I've created for today:

Those House Mouse Designs® critters are so darn cute, but with some simple coloring of the Rockin' Ride scene with Tombow's beautiful array of colors in wonderful Dual Tip Marker sets, along with their blender pen, you can only increase the fabulosity! And...just 'cuz I can't leave it without some sprinkles...I've added some Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel. You just sprinkle it, and heat from underneath. The larger chunks make the perfect snowfall (even if technically you're not outside, and getting nowhere fast. You have to admit, though, that mouse is really rockin' that reindeer!). I had one spare vellum snowflake left from a previous project that I had die-cut with the new Stampendous Flakes Die set, so I cut it in half and adhered both to the card with spray adhesive.

I hope you've had fun visiting at the Pampered Stamper, and that you'll continue to enjoy the other team members as they play with this great mix of Stampendous and Tombow. The prize package is the Stampendous Cling Jumbo Top Hat Snowman (cute, cute, cute!), a jumbo acrylic handle (need), and a set of Tombow Dual Tip Markers including their Blender Pen (awesome!).

Now is your opportunity to visit the members of our team who are posting for this occasion. Don't forget to leave a comment with each for a chance to win the prize!

Stampendous Blog

Tenia Nelson

Kristine Reynolds

Debbie Fisher

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Melissa Cash

Pam Hornschu

Tombow Blog

Stampendous has a new challenge for the month,  So Thankful! We would love to see your next project in the gallery.


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