Saturday, January 26, 2013

Stamping with Distress Stains

Happy Saturday!

I've been struggling with my mojo again - happening more and more often lately. I guess you could say I'm getting used to it. The one good thing about having no mojo? It gives me plenty of time to check out blogs and videos, and eventually something inspires me and gets the juices flowing again. This time it was videos from Shari Carroll. I love when she uses blues and browns in her designs, so I grabbed my Distress Stains and used them on the new, Hero Arts, Leafy Vines stamp.

After randomly swiping the Distress Stains onto the stamp, I spritzed with water before stamping the image.

I've been gearing up for Valentine's Day at work. Getting all my orders in, checking and re-checking to make sure I'm ready for the big day! I am honestly not looking forward to all the work involved with cutting each bouquet that comes in (it's hundreds!) It took us eight hours last year to do all that cutting. Once that part of it is finished though, it is such a relief! I'm hoping to take a couple of photos to share with you again. 

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for the visit! :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Triple Stamping

I Hope You Know. . . by bdengler4 (Barb)
I Hope You Know. . ., a photo by bdengler4 (Barb) on Flickr.

Hi there!

I saw this fun (new to me) technique the other day over on Splitcoast stampers called, Triple Stamping. I couldn't wait to give it a try!

I used Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Soft Pool, Mid-tone Pool and the new Mid-tone Navy, to stamp the Everything Flowers onto three different sized panels. Then I backed each piece with black cardstock before piecing it all back together.

I hope everyone has a fun weekend! I'm looking forward to warmer weather coming our way!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Thanks for looking! :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays - Long & Short

Happy Monday!

I've got a card to share today before heading out into the frigid temps! Holy, moly! We are suppose to have a windchill factor of -35F all day long!! That's BELOW zero folks! I am not looking forward to getting in my car after work later today! 

I always get tired of winter in the middle of January, and I long for warmer temps and blooming flowers, so I couldn't resist switching my blog header - makes me feel better! :)

My card today is a fun one for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #86.

I always enjoy creating long (or tall) cards, and I've been loving these papers from Doodlebug Design's 6x6 pad called, Lovebirds, so I used some of them on this card.

After adhering the papers onto the card base, I simply added a paper pieced bird and a sentiment from the Hero Arts set called, Valentine Sayings.

Thanks for coming by! I hope it's warmer where you are! BRRRRR!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Giveaway Winner From the Hero Hostess Blog Hop!

Hi there!
I want to thank everyone for hopping by my blog last week for the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop! I loved reading each and every comment! If you'd still like to see my cards from the hop, click here.

I have a box of crafty goodies all ready to be sent out to the winner of my giveaway! I used and here are the results:

 Comment #116 was from Helen F. who said:
 Helen F. said...
Barb, your creations for the Hop are so gorgeous, but it's always a total delight to visit your Blog. I am in love with that Leafy Vine image and simply have to have it so I can CASE your beautiful card :o)
January 16, 2013 at 3:21 PM 

Congratulations, Helen! Please send me an email with your address and I'll send your goodies out right away!