Enjoy!

Hello peeps,

Sorry for poor weather around some parts of the country … here is a pick me up!

 

Everything you see on the card is from Momenta – stickers, papers. Stay safe and if you are in parts of the world where it’s a touch warmer, go enjoy it before winter is upon us!

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Stampendous Floral Challenge

Hello folks,

Maybe you already know this but I have a confession – I love florals. It’s pretty, it’s happy, it’s girly … what’s not to like? Here’s one for ya!

I made this WAY back in March or April for Michael’s Stamptember month in September – but I totally forgot to post it. The Stampendous Jumbo Dahlia was stamped on sticky back canvas and colored with Copic Markers. The canvas was matted with cardstock and a May Arts triple looped twine bow added to the lower half. The entire image panel was then side matted with K & Co tag and then onto the card base.

Florals is also this month’s Stampendous challenge – I know you all have flower stamps, so get working! You don’t have to use Stampendous images but if your flowers come from Stampendous, your entry will count double. Please have your submissions linked to our linky tool below by 11:59pm PDT on October 31, 2012. You may enter as many times as you like.



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Happy Birthday Crafter’s Companion

Hello all,

Welcome to another Friday’s post with Steph. First off, Happy Birthday to Crafter’s Companion! We’re celebrating 7 yrs this week for our UK office! Thank you for supporting us all this time.

To celebrate, we are giving away 3 freebie stamps, exclusive to Crafter’s Companion, with every purchase. You can find these stamps here. Here is my card today:

 

I used the fairly new Mulberry Wood stamp set today. The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

Bear: GB8, GB10, TN2, EB1

Dress: BT1, BT2, BT4

Hat: GB1, GB3, GB4

Flowers/bouquet: LV1, LV2, CT1, CT2, DG2, DG3

Ground shadow: BG1

 I’ve been feeling much better about my Spectrum Noir marker coloring lately after all this practice – I found that I usually go from dark to light because it gives me better blending and then just touching up with dark again.

 I hope you’ve been practicing with your Spectrum Noir markers!

 

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Color Challenge

Hello there!

Welcome to this month’s Color Challenge at Gourmet Rubber Stamps!

Aren’t the colors just gorgeous? Just perfect for a fall project and here is my card:

That plaid pumpkin and sentiment is from the Holiday Season Sampler and the gorgeous paper is from Lilybee Designs – Buttercup collection. Such an easy and pleasing colors to use – check out the rest of the team for more inspiration:

Deb FeltsJeni AllenJennifer IngleKelli PalmerKendra WietstockTaylor Usry

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Make a Momenta Wish

Good morning my friends!

Here is today’s card:

  • Momenta stickers and papers – all made of scraps.
  • This time of the year, I’m not just wishing for warmer weather, I’m also putting together my wish list for my birthday coming up and Christmas too (hint hint to those of you reading my blog and deciding on what to get me).
  • I’ll be sure to share what I receive.
  • What’s on your wishlist?
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Birthday Celebration @ Paper Craft Planet

Papers, pins and sentiment from Bella Blvd

Hello everyone!

Today, October 22nd, we are celebrating our PCP leader, Susanna Boyd’s, birthday with a week-long Blog Hop celebration that every member on the Planet can participate in!

The Super Novas got together and each made a special birthday surprise for Susanna’s birthday.  In honor of this momentous occasion, we invite everyone to join in the hop and post a birthday greeting on each of their blogs for a chance to win some fun blog candy!  Extra points for commenting on the designers’ projects too!

So, join us for Susanna’s birthday party celebration from October 22nd that ends on October 28th.  Random winners will be announced on Monday, October 29th  on each designer’s blog.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSANNA!

 Wendy Price

Lori Tecler

Amy Park

Lyn Bernatovich

Deb Felts

Lisa Sommerville

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornshu

Steph Lee (you are here!)

Wendy Jordan

I have mystery blog candy at the top post too so twice as many chances to win prizes!! Good luck and join us in wishing Susanna a happy birthday by posting your card in the PCP Gallery (tag SBOCT22).

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Mulberry Box

Hello all,

Welcome to another Friday’s Crafter’s Companion new release post. I made a giftbox and tag this week instead. This little Mulberry Wood puppy is just screaming to be given away and tis the season to be giving – well, almost!

I have a confession to make but first let me tell you about my project. The box was made using my Ultimate Crafter’s Companion – it comes with DVD and booklet instructions on how to make the box but you could also download the instructions here. Puppy is colored with Spectrum Noir Markers – I totally went outside the usual color family here for the puppy and I prefer that the blending is much softer. (puppy: GB8, GB10, TN2, EB1 and his nose/feet pads: TN7; Bouquet: TB1, TB2, GB5, PP3, PP4, LV1, LV2, DG2, DG3)

Well, I feel totally embarrassed typing this but this happens to me all the time – I make my project upside down! I think you can somewhat tell from the photo but the tag is stuck on the bottom of the box – arghh!! I tried pulling it off but it kinda ripped the box so I attached a big ole’ bow to cover up my mistake. Well, I’m not perfect and I guess the box will be going to a child who can’t tell the diff .. hahaha!

I hope you have a crafty weekend planned!

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Summery Momenta card

Hello Folks,

I am determined to squeezed the most out of the warmer weather, even if we’re well into Fall, because I just do not like winter. So here is another summery card:

All the stickers and paper are from Momenta. It makes me happy to still see flowers, bugs and butterflies. Do you like winter?

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Gingerbread Greetings

Hello all,

You are going to love this brand new Gourmet Rubber Stamps Gingerbread Greeting set! Lookie …

How cute is that!! I had to make him look like he was just sliding out from the oven.

Isn’t he just yummy!! There is another Appetizer release this month too – Made of Snow. Can you guess what the image is? You can check it out here.

For more inspiration on these 2 adorable sets, check out the rest of my team:

Deb FeltsJeni AllenJennifer IngleKelli PalmerKendra WietstockTaylor Usry

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Stampendous & Core’dination Blog Hop

Hello folks,

Welcome to the finale of a fantastic week of paper and stamping inspiration with Stampendous and Core’dination. All the Stampendous Frantaging essentials really goes well with the sanding and distressing that Core papers can take!

And this was what I got for my 10th wedding anniversary. Framed with this elegant Stampendous border from the Jumbo Amaryllis stamp set. I double scored 2 more borders on the background Core cardstock and sanded it to give a linear look. The number “10″ was a chipboard number that is dipped in Aged Silver embossing enamels and heat set. The entire background was just sanded and dripped with paint for an overall distressed look.

Hop on along to the rest of the team to see what creative fun ways they are using their stamps and paper!

Stampendous Blog

Core’dinations Blog

Annette Witherspoon

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Ingle

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Melinda Gleissner

Rhea Weigand

Stephanie Lee (Arty Carty) (You are here)

Suzanne Czosek

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Jordan

Wendy Price

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Thank You With Love!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another Friday’s Crafter’s Companion post. Before I share my card, I just wanted to let everyone know that I do read every comment you leave me and I really appreciate all your kind and encouraging words. Thank you and here’s one for you!

I was in a sweetie pie mood when I made this card so it’s all pastel and pink. The adorable mouse is from the Beatrix Potter 3D card topper set. In case, you’re not sure what a card topper was, it’s basically a pre-colored imaged on a nicely matted background (and in this case also on 3D foam) so you have an instant image to use on your card. The sentiment is also part of the pack – so easy and convenient to whip up a quick card. Don’t forget to also check out 8 brand new Beatrix Potter paper crafting kits. In case, you’re curious, fabric papers are from DCWV.

Have a great weekend y’all!

 

 

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Oh Christmas Tree

Hi everyone,

The cooler weather is getting me all antsy for Christmas. Here is my card:

I used an oldie but goodie Gourmet Rubber Stamp set today, Oh Christmas Tree. I embossed the tree to give it the crisp clean image of white on color. The pot was stamped on gold paper and fussy cut out. There are a few other Christmas tree images on this set too that I’ll love to use next! Check out the rest of our Christmas images to help you get ready for the holiday season!

Stay warm and thanks for stopping by!

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Gourmet Rubber Stamp sketch challenge #49

Hello there,

Welcome to this month’s Gourmet Rubber Stamps sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:

Here is my interpretation of the sketch (I flipped the sketch around – the rectangle part of the sketch was screaming polariod to me):

Patterned paper is from Echo Park and the beautiful ornament is from the Gourmet Rubber Stamps Circles of Christmas stamp set. Seriously, you have to check out that set – I love every stamp on it, even the sentiment.

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Halloween Banner – 2012

Hello folks,

Every year, I make a holiday banner for my mantel. Last year was Christmas and I guess after a shopping trip from Michaels, it’s going to be Halloween this year.

Here are a couple of close up shots of the banner:

Check out that cool hand … it’s scaring the heck out of me and it’s cold to the touch…eeeek!

That bling spider … swoon!! oh and the owl … my FAVORITE!

My banner is actually a canvas banner mini album from Maya Road, papers and washi tape from My Mind’s Eye, stamps from Stampendous and Gourmet Rubber Stamps, Bling spider is from Martha Stewart. It was a fun shopping trip.

How are you decorating your house for Halloween or Christmas?

If you’d like to play along with any 3D project, upload a photo of your project to the Paper Craft Planet gallery using the keyword 3d185.

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Stampendous & Core’dinations collaborates

Hello folks,

Welcome to a whole week of paper and stamping fun with Stampendous and Core inspiration! There is no way to go wrong with paper and stamps I tell ‘ya – my 2 favorite products!

This is what I made from stamp and paper:

I had so much fun with embossing on this layout – heat embossing with Stampendous shabby white and shabby pink embossing enamels and dry embossing and sanding that awesome Coredination paper. The beautiful Stampendous Jumbo Spring Bouquet stamp set will be available by the end of October 2012 to a store near you. Washi tapes are from My Mind’s Eye and Museum of Modern Art.

Hop on along to the rest of the Stampendous and Core’dination team to see what creative fun ways they are using their stamps and paper!

Stampendous Impressions Blog

Core’dinations Blog

April Derrick

Lydia

Jennifer Ingle

Kristine Reynolds

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Wendy Jordan

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Stampendous and May Arts Blog Hop

Hello everyone,

Welcome to a whole week of fun filled Stampendous and May Arts inspiration! We are culminating a fantastic week of inspiration with an even more fun-filled, inspirational blog hop! And to celebrate Card Making day … I made a card.

When I first saw this thick and lush double sided ribbon, 2 thoughts came to mind:

  • I had to use both sides of the ribbon and
  • it just had to go with this Santa and his luxurious coat.

I also sprinkled some Stampendous gold embossing enamels on the background. Santa can’t be standing on bare floors. Santa had some Stampendous white flock on his coat too and he was colored with Copic markers. Patterned paper is from Authentique and buttons from Momenta.

Check out these fabulous projects from the Stampendous team – you don’t want to miss this hop!

Stampendous Impressions Blog

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Dove

Jennifer Ingle

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Melinda Gleissner

Pam Hornschu

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Suzanne Czosek

Taylor Usry

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Jordan

Wendy Price

May Arts Blog

Happy Card Making Day!

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Appley Dapply

Hello everyone!

Welcome to another Crafter’s Companion post. How could it be close to 80 degrees at the beginning of this week and almost 50 degrees at the end of this week (at least in MN)?? Seriously, this is what I feel right now … ready to be wrapped up and heading somewhere warm.

 

I decided to do a non-stamped card this week – did you know Crafter’s Companion makes card toppers too. A Brand New set of 8 papercrafting kit from Beatrix Potter is just out – click here to see the whole range! I used some fabric paper from DCWV for the card background and mat and ribbon is from May Arts.

Have an Appley Dapply day and stay warm!

Steph

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The Christmas Spirit

Hello there,

Today’s card …

Totally love the sentiment and the matching images – courtesy of Flower Soft’s brand new Wine Buff stamp collection!! Patterned paper – Lilybee Design.

Are you in the mood for some Christmas Spirit?

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Blog Candy here!

Hello folks,

I just realized I haven’t offered blog candy in a while – what was I thinking .. seriously, it just slipped my mind.

Well I remembered now when I’m in a candy buying, present giving mode (2 birthdays + X’mas coming up) and I thought of you my friends so here is some – better late than never right!

And to make it more fun .. I’m offering a mystery box of candy worth between US$40-50 and here is a sneak peak of what will be in that box

 

What you need to do to win:

  • Just follow my blog and leave me a comment to let me know you did.
  • Post about my candy (or you can use my blinkie)

I’ll draw a winner on October 31, 2012 … Good luck peeps!

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Fun with Stampendous and May Arts

Hello folks,

Welcome to a whole week of fun filled Stampendous and May Arts inspiration! A week of features from one of the best stamps companies around and the most amazing ribbons in town – how could you go wrong?

I used that stamp and ribbon on my layout today:

I had so much fun with the lacey trims on my Cling Ruffled Corset and on the layout border. The Corset will be available by the end of October to a store near you. Stickers are from Momenta and Deja Views.

Hop on along to my Stampendous team mates to see what creative fun ways they are using their stamps and ribbons!

 Stampendous Impressions Blog

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Dove

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Suzanne Czosek

Taylor Usry

May Arts Blog

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