Friday, June 5, 2020

Reeds and Ducks by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!!
I have a couple of cards to share with you 
using the newly released Reeds and Ducks by
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.   This stamp not only makes a great lake
scene but is also awesome for patches of grass in a 
ranch scene.  Very clever!!!

Both cards are created with Panpastels.  Very easy to mark off your card
to create the water and sky.  I used the Cloud stencil to assist in
creating white fluffy clouds.

The Reeds and Ducks are stamped on a stamping platform so the silhouette
images can be re-stamped several times for a rich dark image.
Card #1
The second card is created in the same way.  I did not use a cloud stencil
just brushed straight across the card front for the sky and water.


Different shades of blues, to add waves in the water, were added.  Highlights were
 added with red, orange and yellow Panpastels for the sunset sky.


Card#2
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps products: Reeds and Ducks, Birds 2
 and Mini Greetings 2. Panpastels and Cloud stencil
Other products used: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, twine,
mini staples and cardstock.
  Would love to see you join us over on the

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/DT Member

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Sea Shell Cards with Embossed Backgrounds ~

Hi guys!
It is my turn over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.  I
have a really cool technique to share using WOW Embossing Powder
and the tear off sheet from the 3D Foam Circle White Mix. 
There is a step by step tutorial for these cards.  I hope you will take time to
 look. I am using the part of the packaged 3D Foam White Circle Mix that normally
would be thrown away.   You can also use the salvage or negative as dimensional
adhesive on projects. Works great and no WASTE!!!

Supplies Used by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4"
Other products used:
Embossing Powder: WOW! Embossing Powder (Fizz Embossing Powder, Embossing Pen, and Clear Coat Embossing Powder); Stamps: Darkroom Door; Ink: Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide); Twine. Thanks for stopping by~ Connie/DT Member
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Try It Tuesday ~ my space

Hi guys!
I thought i would share a few pictures of my space I
create in.  I'm blessed to have a room just for creating so
what that means I can start a project and leave it out
until it is completed.  Nothing is messed with!!!
This is an overview from inside the room.  I have three tables clustered
together.  One is for inking and stamping. Two is for painting and three is
cutting and my die cut machine.
This is where I stamp. I stand when I create so this set up
 works well for me.
The back cabinets hold more stamps and office supplies.  The counter is
full of stamps and stencils that I use frequently.  I love to see what I have
to create with!  With that said it does make the room look cluttered but
"it is what it is".  All of like items are stored together.  Paper, adhesive,
stamps, stencils and ink have their own space.   I organize by manufacture.
 

This is the view when I walk into the room.  The carts are loaded with
die cut dies and more inks, sprays and watercolors.  I keep small
embellishments in the vintage canning jars.  I really love the look!
I also use cigar boxes for storage of clips and ribbon.  I love using
 old things from the past for storage.  That way they can hang out with me.
Just sharing some ideas of how I keep organized, or at least I'm thinking
I'm organized.  

 
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Friday, May 29, 2020

Seagulls & Driftwood by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps ~ cards!

Hi guys!
I have a couple cards to share using the
Seagulls & Driftwood by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.
This set comes with two extra Seagull stamps which gives
more options when designing with this set.  Love that!
Card #1~
This card was stamped on mixed media paper with Archival ink.  Panpastels were
 used to add color  to the sky, beach and log.   The cloud stencil was a big help
in creating clouds.  Such a great tool!  The Seagull is highlighted with a
white gel pen.  

 Card #2~
On this card Panpastels were used to color the image.  I also used a
rectangle stencil to add a black border around the beach scene.
I love the look! Unique and different!  The sentiment was added to the
top left on the card front using the Mini Greetings 1 set. 
Archival/Black ink was
 used for stamping.  Both cards are held together with adhesive products
by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
Would love to see you join us over on the

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/DT Member

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Six ideas for re-purposing vintage finds~

Hi guys!!
I took a walk on my front porch and thought I would
share some of my re-purposed finds.  You know the
grungy stuff no wants to take home.  I love chipped paint, rust
 and eclectic finds!!

no.1
This is an old carpenters tool box. When I found it the bottom
was coming off.  It is still the original paint.   I thought one
of the bird nests (collected this Spring, with fake eggs) made for a cool table
center piece.  Always can find something to put a bird nest
in.
no.2
Old chippy chairs make a great plant stand.  Dug these out of a trash pile.
no.3
A chippy chair, holding a vintage washboard, make for a super cute 
deer antler display for the front porch.
no.4
Old pottery and large enamel ware pots are great for collecting
natures gifts.  These have pine cones of all sizes, from all over
the USA.
no.5 
Old milk can with a slice of tree (from ranch) make a unique
table.

no.6
A hunk of wood and an unique tractor seat (needs a new paint job) makes a 
very cool ranch stool for the BBQ pit!!
Thanks for stopping by and let me know in your comments
if you would like to see more of this type of blog posts.
I would love to hear from you~
Connie

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop / Spring and Summer 2020 ~ Card #2.

Hi guys!!
Day 2 of Coffee cards with Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.
I will hopping with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop along with many other 
coffee/tea loving peeps!!!
I will be creating with this very fun stamp called "Coffee Makes Me"
by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.
Really cute sentiment on this one!!!
The background, of the card, was created with Distress Oxide ink.  The ink was
watered down and used like watercolors.  The Brick Wall stencil was added with 
Archival ink.  The focal image was stamped on mixed media paper,
colored and trimmed out.  The coffee cup was added to the card front with
3D Foam Adhesive.  The sentiment was added to the card front. 

Other products I like to use (and support)~
Links~
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
ARTplorations/Helen G.

Thank you Blue Knight Rubber Stamps!! 

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie

Friday, May 22, 2020

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop / Spring and Summer 2020 ~ Card #1.

Hi guys!!
I'm featuring Coffee stamps by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps and hopping
 with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  If you love Coffee, Tea and all the above
this is the place for you.

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps is the middle of a new release and one
of the stamps is called Beau.tea.ful.  Do you see the word tea in the middle?
To create the card the Beau.tea.ful stamp was stamped in the center of the 
card front and then masked off so the background could be added
using a stencil.  The image was colored in with Distress Oxide inks.  A
vintage milk cap was added with dimensional adhesive. 
Other products used to create this card (that I love) to support~

Links~
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Topflight Stamps (source for Darkroom Door)

Thank you Blue Knight Rubber Stamps!!!
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie

Rainy Days by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~card time!!

Hi guys!
I have a couple cards to share using the newly released Rainy Days
 by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.
I think this stamp makes beautiful note cards.  So
simple but striking.   Panpastels make it so  easy and pretty 
to add color to the card front.
Card #1 ~ 

This card was stamped on mixed media paper using a Misti stamping platform.The image
 was stamped and then colored in with Day & Night
 Panpastels .
Shading was added using colored pencils.  The sentiment was
 stamped using the Mini Greetings 1 set and trimmed into a small tag.
The tag was attached using 3D foam squares by
 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Card #2~
 With this card,  the steps are the same as the above card,  just used the
 Sunrise & Sunset Panpastel set to color in the image.  The
sentiment used is from the Mini Greetings 1 set.  
  Would love to see you join us over on the

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/DT Member

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Try It Tuesday~old photos used for book covers!

Hi guys!
I was gifted a box of old photos (8 x 10), black and white
mat photos~ really cool!!!!
I thought they would make really cool note book
covers.  I had some old composition note books that
needed an update, so that is where I started.

Supplies needed:
Adhesive, stamps, stencils, Stazon ink or Archival and washi tape.
Old photos (scenery type) ~ best source for this junk store.
 I always see them there with cheap prices too.
 I'll post links at the bottom of the post of brands I used.
#1. Showing types of photos that work great.
#2. Showing you I have lots!!
#3. Removed old pattern paper from front and back of composition
book.  Cut salvage off of 8 x 10 photos and corner rounded R side corners and
L side corners for back side.
#4. I used Extreme Double-Sided Tape  1/4" by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
to secure the old photo to the front of the composition book.
#5. I used stamps and stencils (Darkroom Door and Blue Knight Rubber Stamps)
 to add interest to front of book.
#6. Label was adhered with Crafty Foam Tape 108' by Scrapbook
Adhesives by 3L.


I used the same supplies on this except I added the Cowboy Minis
 by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.
.
These composition books have been around for many years~2009 for one
 of them and 2012 for the other one.  One of them is a list of every blog
post I have made on my blog and the other for publications and
 Design teams I submitted to.  These two notebooks show all
the disappointments and the cheers!!! 
A journal page using one of the old photos!!!
Just Try it!!!
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Monday, May 18, 2020

A Father's Day Card and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~


Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.  I created
 a dimensional card for Father's Day using 3D Foam Adhesives
by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  I played around with some
WOW Embossing Powder also. So cool!!!!

All of the instructions are up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog
along with step out photos.  There is not a better look than to give an
image dimension by popping it up.  You can tuck other images in, out
and underneath to create a great looking cluster.
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie
Creative Time: 30 minutes
Skill Level: Beginner
Other
Inks: Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide Ink and Archival Ink); Stencil and Stamps: Darkroom Door (Brick Wall Stencil and Tool Shed Stamps); WOW! Embossing Powder; Twine
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Friday, May 15, 2020

Flamingos & Wild Grass by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~ easel card !

Hi guys!
I have a couple cards (one an easel card) to share using the
newly released stamp called Flamingos & Wild Grass
  by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.

I think this stamp makes a beautiful easel card.
 Something different and super cute!
Card #1 ~ Easel card!
The basic formula for an easel card is to divide the length of your base by two
 and score. 
(This is the mid-point.)  Next, divide one side by two and score
 (This is the three-quarters point.)  Mine is 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" for base and 4 1/4" x
4 1/4" for card front.  Scored the base at 4 1/4" and 6 3/8" fold and you have
created am easel for the card front.
The card front is created by stamping the image on mixed media paper, colored
with Panpastels. The Mini Greetings 1 set (sentiment) and the
Walk by Faith (small birds) were added to the card front also.  A small notepad was
adhered for a personal greeting!!
Card #2 ~ card

This card is created using panpastels and stencils.The clouds were created using the
 Cloud stencil and an oval stencil.  I used the negative of the oval stencil to cover
 the area 
where the sky will be and shadowed in the oval
 area where the Flamingos will stand.  Then I used the positive
 of the oval stencil to cover the Flamingos and add the sky using
the cloud stencil. Added the sentiment to complete the card front.
  Both cards are held 
 together 3D foam squares by
 
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L.
  Would love to see you join us over on the

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/DT Member

Friday, May 8, 2020

Winter Farmland by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~ cards!

Hi guys!
I have a couple cards to share using the
Winter Farmland stamp by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  
This is one of the 
newly released stamps.
Card #1~

The Winter Farmland stamp is a winter scene, so it has lots of snow
in the scene.  The snow part (white) of the stamp is colored with a white
crayon, to form the resit when I add color to the scene.  I stamped with
Archival black ink on white cardstock.  The barn, sky, rock wall and tree are
all colored with distress oxide inks watered down to act like
water colors.  I used white and red acrylic paint to add a love note to
the bark of the tree.  Pixie Dust was added randomly for sparkly snow!!

Card #2~
I created a background using two different colors of distress oxide ink.
I layered the colors by heat drying after each color was added.  I let the 
colors puddle on the paper and then heart dry.  I love the color rings it
creates.  I then sprayed with water (reacts with the ink) to leave a 
distressed look.   Really love it!!!!
Both cards are adhered together with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

  Would love to see you join us over on the

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/DT Member

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Mother's Day projects with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~

Hi guys!
I wanted to share this with you all ~ some great crafting inspiration!!
Mother's Day is this weekend! 
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Wonderful Projects inspired by
 Love and Admiration! 

Our design team shares many ways to show how much we appreciate
her through beautiful inspiration. Go the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog
 for more details and tutorials.


This will keep you busy all weekend!!!
Have fun!!!
Thanks for stopping by~
and Happy Mother's day!!
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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Mother's Day card with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog today!
I have created a Mother's Day card, mixed media style,
 along with some added vintage elements.
The tutorial is on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog along with a complete
supply list.  The right adhesive, for special elements, is what makes
 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L stand out.  The buttons and vintage lace
were adhered using the Adhesive Dots Medium size.  These Adhesive Dots
come in eight different sizes and types. They sure make a button stay in place!!


Creative Time: 45 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Other:
Paper Artsy stamps
Distress Oxide inks
Mixed Media paper
Buttons Galore & More
VersaFine Clair/Nocturne
vintage trim
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Thanks for stopping by~
Connie