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Dream-Pendous Collaboration Week: Final Day and Big Hop!

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Welcome to another "Dream-Pendous" week of inspiration! The Stampendous team and the Dreamweaver team are collaborating once again with all the fun toys in both team's arsenal. Of course, as usual, there will be great prizes available for those who comment throughout this week. In face there will be three prize packages available to win. Each will have a great selection of Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous images and dies...one of which being the new "Blossom Beauty" face image as shown on the badge above.



Here is my creation for today:

Before you ask...yes, this did take me a while to complete. Layer upon layer over the course of yesterday, but I ended up quite pleased with it. I don't play that much with Mixed Media. I enjoy what other artists do in that field, but I rarely can take the time to complete it to my satisfaction. This was a good week for it though, as I had a larger toybox to play with, filled with goodies from both Dreamweaver a…

Dream-Pendous Collaboration Week: Day Four

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Welcome to another "Dream-Pendous" week of inspiration! The Stampendous team and the Dreamweaver team are collaborating once again with all the fun toys in both team's arsenal. Of course, as usual, there will be great prizes available for those who comment throughout this week. In face there will be three prize packages available to win. Each will have a great selection of Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous images and dies...one of which being the new "Blossom Beauty" face image as shown on the badge above.



Here is my creation for today:

Today I'm in the mood to give my Dreamweaver and Stampendous products the "royal" treatment, and in the bird world, what is more royal than the peacock, with its gorgeous shimmering feathers, and proud stance?

My background card was created by stamping the Stampendous Cling Peacock Feather with Versamark ink randomly over the background. Then I sprinkled a mix of Goldfinch, Saphire, Ivy Garden, and Navaho Me…

Dream-Pendous Collaboration Week: Day Three

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Welcome to another "Dream-Pendous" week of inspiration! The Stampendous team and the Dreamweaver team are collaborating once again with all the fun toys in both team's arsenal. Of course, as usual, there will be great prizes available for those who comment throughout this week. In face there will be three prize packages available to win. Each will have a great selection of Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous images and dies...one of which being the new "Blossom Beauty" face image as shown on the badge above.



Here is my creation for today:

Today I'm back to journeying around the world with the Stampendous Blossom Beauty...this time she's a pink Polynesian princess. I stamped her in Rich Cocoa Memento ink on kraft cardstock, and added some shading with Copic markers. Then I placed the cool template/stencil/mask that comes with the stamp set as a mask over her face, and ink-stenciled the Large Scales background stencil from Dreamweaver in brown. The l…

Dream-Pendous Collaboration Week: Day Two

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Welcome to another "Dream-Pendous" week of inspiration! The Stampendous team and the Dreamweaver team are collaborating once again with all the fun toys in both team's arsenal. Of course, as usual, there will be great prizes available for those who comment throughout this week. In face there will be three prize packages available to win. Each will have a great selection of Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous images and dies...one of which being the new "Blossom Beauty" face image as shown on the badge above.



Here is my creation for today:


I was so excited to play with this new Cling Camera Elements image from Stampendous for our collaboration. For once I'll have a Father's Day card made well in advance for my hubby, which I know he'll love. He loves photography and cameras and camera gadgets...you get the "picture"! Simply stamped in black on gray textured cardstock was enough, though I did add some inking and distressing. Actually, …

Dream-Pendous Collaboration Week: Day I

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Welcome to another "Dream-Pendous" week of inspiration! The Stampendous team and the Dreamweaver team are collaborating once again with all the fun toys in both team's arsenal. Of course, as usual, there will be great prizes available for those who comment throughout this week. In face there will be three prize packages available to win. Each will have a great selection of Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous images and dies...one of which being the new "Blossom Beauty" face image as shown on the badge above.



Here is my creation for today:

First of all, I have to say that I had far more fun with this Blossom Beauty stamp set from Stampendous, than I imagined that I would.
I found myself more interested in creating faces from around the world...slightly exotic, beautiful, but imperfect. For my "Egyptian" face, I colored with Copics, but added a bit of age to her. What adds to the exotic feel is her headcovering created by ink-stenciling the Dreamweave…

Woodware: Feeling Blue? Me too!

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I never mind feeling "blue" since it's my favorite color. So this week's Woodware challenge to use blue was easy peasy! Especially when I have the opportunity to feature that color with an awesome image from Stampendous! I've always loved this Cling Songbird set as it is so beautiful and so versatile. This card came together so simply...the bird was stamped and embossed on a aqua panel with Midnight Black embossing powder. The lovely poem was stamped in black to match. After brushing select areas with a glue marker, I was able to add a light sprinkle of Ultra Fine Multi Crystal Glitter. I softly stamped around the edges in gray ink images from the Rose Branch Clear set, and distressed the edges a bit as well. The final addition was a few clear crystal drops.


Dreamweaver Stencils: Glowing Inspirations

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We're already into the third week of April, and no foolin', the Dream Team has had a spectacular month...filled with exciting news and inspiration for all of your crafting dreams! The exciting news being announced on the Dream It Up! post today. Each team member has posted what inspires them in their creative life...maybe a Pinterest pic, a magazine pic, a quote, a book, a place, an artist, a crafter friend...along with their creation. We are hoping that you will feel inspired as well, and link your projects (and inspiration) to the inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post.

The following is a project that I intended to complete last summer. Lol. I found this pic on Pinterest of these colorful, almost stained-glass-appearing solar lights, and knew that I wanted to create something similar using Dreamweaver products. I was so excited when I was able to find solar path lights with flat sides! Perfect for stencils! And...bonus...they were on sa…

Woodware Sketch 33: Boot-Stompin' Fun!

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The Woodware team is up to Sketch #33 this week, so come play along! Just link your creation to the Woodware blog for a chance to win.

My version features this darling "Wellie" designed by Francoisé Read for Woodware. So simple and fun to paper-piece that I just had to break out my pack of patterned papers and create some super-snazzy boots! I stamped them in Onyx Versafine over various patterns, cut, and pieced as desired. Because you've now stamped a few of them, you have the opportunity to create several of this card. No rainy day could be dreary with these bright colors! I used one of the striped papers in the background, inked and embossed in Stampendous white EP using the Dreamweaver Rain Background stencil. Dreamweaver also has a fun stencil with a variety of Rainy Day Words, of which I chose one and ink-stenciled it in Onyx Versafine, leaving the rest to stencil onto the other cards that I will be able to make in a set.

Embellishing is so much fun, as Woodware h…

Dreamweaver Stencils: A Celtic Inspiration

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We're already into April, and no foolin', the Dream Team has a spectacular month planned for you...filled with exciting news and inspiration for all of your crafting dreams! The exciting news will be announced in the Dream It Up! post on April 17th, but the "April Inspirations" challenge will run for the entire month. Each team member will post what inspires them in their creative life...maybe a Pinterest pic, a magazine pic, a quote, a book, a place, an artist, a crafter friend...along with their creation. We are hoping that you will feel inspired as well, and link your projects (and inspiration) to the inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post.

I've always had an affinity for Celtic design, and love the design of a Celtic cross. I found this beautiful sunset pic on Pinterest, which became a reminder to use Dreamweaver's Celtic Cross:

I did choose softer colors for my creation, more in keeping with Spring and Easter, than…

Woodware UK: Sweet Dreams with Creativity Cards and Crafts!

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The Woodware team have been challenged by a retailer once again. This time from a store in Eastbourne in England called Creativity Cards and Crafts. Their chosen challenge is, "Sweet Dreams"...something we all enjoy, literally and figuratively! I have pulled out one of my oldies but goodies, and a personal fave as a simple celebratory card to have on hand in multiples.

I've stamped the Stampendous Cling Jumbo Cupcake on a selection of patterned papers, cut out the parts, and layered on the focal panel with 3D mounting pads. The cupcake wrapper portion was run through a Crimper for realistic texture. Holographic Peel Off Dots were colored with Sakura Moonlight Gelly Roll pens, and applied as "sprinkles". A small triangle of paper was stamped with a chosen sentiment from the Perfectly Clear Birthday Assortment set, and adhered to a toothpick along with a pompom, and inserted into the "icing".

The focal panel was adhered over a panel of patterned papers …

Dreamweaver April Inspirations: Framed Fabulousness by a Fab Friend!

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We're already into April, and no foolin', the Dream Team has a spectacular month planned for you...filled with exciting news and inspiration for all of your crafting dreams! The exciting news will be announced in the Dream It Up! post on April 17th, but the "April Inspirations" challenge will run for the entire month. Each team member will post what inspires them in their creative life...maybe a Pinterest pic, a magazine pic, a quote, a book, a place, an artist, a crafter friend...along with their creation. We are hoping that you will feel inspired as well, and link your projects (and inspiration) to the inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post.

My inspiration picture features this fabulous creation by one of my favorite designers, and she just so happens to be on the Dream Team...Louise Healy! Check out this wonderful frame from IKEA, decorated with tiny chipboard squares of Dreamweaver designs...


I picked up one of these plain wood fram…