Welcome to the Use Your Stuff “ Sizzle into Summer “ blog hop! It’s time for sunshine, ice cream, shorts and smiles! It’s time for fun! The design team is celebrating summer and are highlighting a bunch of amazing projects with a summer theme and we want you to join us!
When I think of summer, I think of bright, happy colors. I chose a number of bright, happy colors to color my stamped scene, as well as picked a happy backround paper to accent the stamped piece.
Stamp set: Mini-Remix Happy, Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup, Cardstock: X-Press It and Recollection, Markers: Copic (see below for colors).
Down below we have listed all the DT members that have created some inspiration for you.Mini Follow the links and head over to their blogs. You are going to want to visit each one because some of them are offering some blog candy for this hop and you want the chance to win as much as you can! Stop by and say hello!
The hop is going to run from Monday June 13 until Saturday June 18th, so you have a whole week to hop and play along with us. You also have a chance to win a prize from the UYS blog simply by linking up your own fun summer project at the Use Your Stuff blog! We will draw a random winner on Sunday June 19th We hope you enjoy the fun summer scrappy treats we have for you this week!
I am hosting the challenge at Use Your Stuff this week. We are getting inky over there. For my project, I created a dashboard for my Erin Condren Planner using some watercolor paper and distress inks from Ranger. I used Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves to created a blended background. I then used a mini mister to add small droplets of water to create texture on the background. The doll stamp is Charlotte from The Greeting Farms and the sentiment is from Close to my Heart. I colored her up with my Copic markers. I used a fuse tool to contain everything in a pouch to add inside my planner.
Welp, that's it for today. Come over and join us as we play with inks today.
Welcome everyone to our 200th Challenge! We are so honored that so many of you have followed and played along with us as we give you challenges to help inspire your creativity and we get so excited to see your projects every week!
For our challenge we are using the theme CELEBRATE~!
You can celebrate a special person, a milestone, a holiday or event! However the theme relates to you!
To help us CELEBRATE we are very excited to have Kim Evans the owner of Emerald Creek Crafts sponsor our Blog Hop and she has graciously offered a prize to one lucky winner.
Emerald Creek Craft Supplies is synonymous with Kim Evans. The Emerald Creek was named for my passions, my best friend and husband Duncan who I have known and loved for 21 years, and my west coast passion for nature and the out doors. In the last 3 years I added the rubber stamp manufacturing division to my company with the intent to move from construction to crafting. This past year I felt it was time to launch out with the company. The reception from everyone has been wonderful. I believe in being happy and crafting makes me happy. I believe nothing should collect dust and love coming up with many new looks for each of my craft products. I also believe that everyone has more creativity within them that they can discover and I love seeing the joy when they create something new and outside of their comfort. So we come to you as Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Helping you unlock your creative potential!
You can find the store here and Emerald Creek also has their own great blog with lots of DARES so be sure to drop by and see what they have to get your creativity flowing!
In order to win this great prize,
you have to leave a comment on each DT member's blog/gallery. The lucky winner will be picked from one of the blogs but we're not telling you which one! Feel free to drop by Emerald Creek's FB page as well to say hi!
The hop goes from Monday November 16th until Saturday November 21st and the lucky winner will be announced on the 22nd! For my contribution to the blog hop, I decided to share two Christmas cards that I created. Christmas is my favorite holiday to celebrate. For my first card, I explored the sketch feature of my Silhouette Cameo to sketch a modern take on a holiday card.
For my second card, I am sharing a shaker Christmas card that I made for a swap. I had never thought of doing a shaker card for a holiday, but I love how this one turned out.
Here is a list of the DT blogs to follow along with:
I created this post for the Scraps Of Color Blog, but I figured that I would post it here as well. I love this little idea.
Have you heard the latest research on coloring? It seems that coloring has de-stress properties for adults. Because of this, many publishers are coming out with adult only coloring books. Well, we copic enthusiast have always known of the calming qualities of coloring. But, the coloring book movement has inspired me to create my own coloring book of sorts. Using this, I can calm my brain and practice my coloring skills at the same time and without the stress of producing a stamp worthy of making a card with. Would you like to give it a try? It’s super easy!
To start, I went to my favorite research source, Pinterest, and created a board with nothing but Copic marker practice sheets. If you are interested in my board, you can find it HERE . I want to specifically work on hair, faces, eyes and clothing so I printed a number of sheets designed to practice these elements. I have other sheets saved for practicing many other things, but I will print those out as I need to.
As I get time, or when I am traveling to teach, I pull out a practice sheet and color. I have been diligently working on hair flicking so most of my finished coloring is in this area. Because I’m not worried about having to make a finished card, I can focus solely on improving my skill. This is freeing and relaxing.
Since I’m not worried about a finished product, I am also experimenting with new color combos. I figured it would be a good idea to capture those practice images in one place so that I can look back at combos when I color full images. I got a small notebook from my local dollar type store and vinyled the front (because I vinyl EVERYTHING) to hold my practice images.
They sit in my little book like this. Eventually, I will place tabs in the book to divide the sections. However, right now, I only have completed images for faces and hair. I hope this little project helps you relax and color. Have a great day!
I met up with my scrappy girls yesterday. Since I'm not really scrapbooking, I decided to do a little coloring. I finished one card before leaving and colored a second image that I put together on a card when I got home.
This card is the one I finished while scrapbooking. I LOVE this image. I have another Saturated Canary image called Copica that I can't wait to color since this one came out so well. Markers used are Flesh-E13/15/18; Hair-E57/29/49; Workout clothing-V12/15/17 and B93/95/87; and dumb bells-C3/5. This is my first time coloring metal. I was quite pleased with how it came out.
This last image is one I have colored before. She is really easy to color and is a perfect practice image. I got her free somewhere, but can't remember the site. Markers used-Pencil-Y13/15/19, E11 and RV 17; Pencil cap-C3/5; Flesh-E13/15/18; Hair-E57/29/49; and Dress-V12/15/17.
I'm now a cardmaker. Sigh...like I need a new passion. But with the scrapbooking bug having taken a rest inside me, I guess some form of paper crafting had to come up. Lately, I have really enjoyed the coloring process (even more than in the past) and oddly enough, I am enjoying making cards. I guess I need to find a charity source for them. I almost never send cards out.
This is the latest one that I made. I colored the image last night, and put the card together tonight. And I managed to kill the last of two embellishment packs while making it. Not too shabby!
Markers used: Skin-E13/15/18; Hair-E23/29/49; Lips and toe nail polish-R 89; Clothing-BV 10/11/32 , BV 01/02/04, and BV 23/25.
It has been a minute since I have posted here. In January, my family suffered a tremendous loss. Crafting has not been at the top of my priority list. However, I am starting to feel more like crafting. Here is a new card that I made for a challenge.
I'm really putting in work on my coloring skills. I have a TON of markers, and I want to really use them well. This is a note card, with no particular sentiment as I find that these are the type cards that I need the most.
Supplies Used: Copic markers (see photo below), American Crafts patterned paper, Neenah and recollections cardstock.
Welcome to our Spring is Sprung Blog hop. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and (hopefully) the cold spell is over! The Use Your Stuff Design Team are showing their spring fever by creating some great spring themed projects for you.
The hop runs from Monday April 13th until Saturday April 18th, so you have lots of time to play along. Make sure you leave a comment on each blog. If you would like to follow the blog, I'm sure the DT would love that as well :) We have 5 spring themed prizes to give away from the commenters on the blogs. You won't know which blogs we will be choosing so make sure you comment on each one. International participants are welcome.
When I think of spring, I think of flowers. I have an insane amount of paper flowers. For our hop, I decided to make a card featuring these flowers.