8/24/16

Random Art Journaling Fun

Hi everyone.  Do you create in your art journal?  I don't do it often enough, but find it is very relaxing with no expectations of what is to come. 

Please pop on over to the My Sweet Earth blog today and see how I created in my art journal this month.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

8/23/16

Joyclair's Butterfly Kisses

Hi everyone, check out the newest cards I've created for JoyClair.  The full tutorial is on the JoyClair blog.

 


Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

8/12/16

I have more than enough.....

Hi everyone, I'm on the Joy Clair Blog today with this amazing card.  Please stop by the blog for the details.



 
This is a lovely set and I love what I've created with it.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

8/11/16

Create Your Own Rainbow Contest

 
Do you create your own rainbow?
I sure love to!
Whether the day is cloudy and grey or I am feeling a little blue, I love to get crafty, artsy, and a little bit creative to put a smile on my face. It really does work.
“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

CREATING IS CONTAGIOUS , CREATING IS HEALTHY, CREATING IS JUST PLAN FUN!

GUESS WHAT!?


We are having a contest and we want to see how you create your own rainbow! Someone is going to win a complete package of NEW Susan K. Weckesser Inc. designer Color POP Inks by Clearsnap Inks. (All 8 new colours!)
Here's the details:
1) Share a picture of how and/or why you create your own rainbow on Facebook or Instagram. You can share it on Susan K. Weckesser Inc. FB page.
2) Make sure to tag @susankweckesserinc with the hashtag #createyourownrainbow .
Find me on Instagram HERE!
3) Leave a comment on this blog just saying, " I create my own rainbow!"
4) Tag a friend who creates their own rainbows too!
But there is more!!!
All of the Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Creative Team members are having this Create Your Own Rainbow Contest own their blogs too!!!! And they are all giving away Color POP Mini inks away too! So go check out their blogs! We can't wait to see how you create your own rainbow!
Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Creative Team:
Joyce Shaulis
 
And here's a little something I created with Unicorns and Rainbows.


Remember to be entered for a chance to win Color Pop inks, leave me a comment saying "I create my  own rainbow!" and share a picture of your rainbow on Facebook or Instagram.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

Every Day Sentiment Cards with JoyClair stamps

Hi everyone, have  you checked out the JoyClair line of stamps yet?

One of the newest sets released this month is Every Day Sentiments.  Check out how I've mixed and matched these new sentiment stamps with other JoyClair stamps.



The Miss You/I'm Sorry sentiments were paired with the Speech Bubbles stamp set.

 
Time to Celebrate was paired with Just Kitten Around.
 
 

Belated Birthday Wishes was paired with Lovely Swirl Background stamp.

 
Best Wishes was paired with Wedding Wishes.
 
 

Don't forget, JoyClair is celebrating it's one year anniversary and all August 2015 stamps are on sale!







Why not stop by the store and pick up your favorites today.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

8/5/16

Paverpol Altered Floral Jar

My newest project on the Paverpol blog  is an altered jar.




Stop by the blog to see how I created my project.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

8/3/16

Bowdabra back to school projects

I have a fun school project on the Bowdabra blog today with some fun school projects.





Thanks for stopping by today.



Steph

8/2/16

Joy Clair August release




It's new release day at Joy Clair and the new stamps are amazing!!!!

Today I've used Bee Kind.  This is an amazing set.  Today I've kept the card simple in black and white and just added a pop of yellow.



I've stamped the beehive elements on both edges of the white panel.  I wanted it to appear as if one of the bees was leaving a "trail" so I stamped the trail first.  Then I randomly addeded 2 bees.  For color I used Smooch Accent Inks.

Be sure to visit each of the designers on this blog hop!

Steph Ackerman  you are here

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

8/1/16

Joy Clair August Challenge

 


Hi everyone, it's a new month so it's time for a new challenge at JoyClair!  Get some inspiration from here:

I've used one of the new stamp sets coming out this month.



Thanks for stopping by today.  Love these butterflies.

Check out the challenge rules here and enter your card as there are prizes!!

Steph
 

Happy Birthday Envelope Card

Hi everyone, it's a new challenge at Scor-Pal and we'd love to see your birthday cards.


 
I've created an envelope birthday card.
 
Not only are envelope cards fun to make, they are quite easy. 
Cut 2 pieces of cardstock each 5 1/2" x 11".  Score each at 5 1/2".

 
Adhere the 2 pieces together creating a 3 panel card.  Then cut the 2 outer panels on an angle.

 
Decorate the outer panels and add die cut circles to the front of the card. 
I love this So Suzy cupcake stamp.  I  lightly colored it and added it to the center.
Once in place I added Stickles for some dimension.

 
I cut a smaller panel to fit inside for the card.
 
 
 
Adding a center strip, I stamped a So Suzy sentiment, then slipped a gift card under it.

 
Please stop by the Scor-Pal blog to see what the other designers have created.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

7/29/16

Floral Wood Basket

Check out my newest post on the Proxxon blog.


We all need something fun to hold our outdoor dining gear, so this wood basket was perfect to alter.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

7/27/16

Glass Garden Decorations

Hi everyone, I wanted to create some fun garden accents so I reached for glass jars and etchall etching crème.


I didn't want to etch the entire jar, so I wrapped painters tape around the top and bottom.

 
 I lavishly applied etchall etching crème around the glass, leaving it in place for 15 minutes. 

 
I removed the etching crème and because the etching crème is reusable, I replaced it in the container.  Then I washed and dried the glass.  I love the effect.



Then I painted the etched glass, knowing that the etching crème would allow the paint to adhere to the glass.

 
Now I have the perfect garden decorations - just light the candles and enjoy.



Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph