Wednesday, 21 February 2018

She Left Beauty...Card - Blank Page Muse

Hi, I just love a simple silhouette whatever the topic. This terrific set of fashion lady stamps is perfect for this.  Whatever the image, simply color it is with a black marker and carefully cut out. You can find my complete tutorial got She Left Beauty...over on the Blank Page Muse Blog...HERE.

Supplies & Links:
Just Us Girls Line Figures Stamp Set
Background Roses 4"x 5" Red Rubber Stamp by Pam Bray

Other Supplies:
  • black &amp pink ink pad
  • black marker
  • card base 5x5"
  • sentiment stamp
  • spray mists
  • glitter glue
  • mini gems
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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Cherrylana Design Team Application

Cherrylana Design Team Application: Karen Sessions

Hello, My name is Karen and this is my application for the Cherrylana Design Team.  My creative style is always feminine but varies from cute/whimsical to CAS/contemporary to sophisticated/eclectic to distressed vintage with shabby chic overtones.  Embellishing is my favorite part of the creating process where I select the perfect finishing touches that add dimension, as well as, add a bit of bling.  I love to add depth by building layers and creating backgrounds with different textures. I focus on the tiny details that add richness and impact to the project by choosing embellishments and colors that bring a sense of cohesion.

I first learned about rubber stamping as a teen in the late 80's and discovered that even though I was never able to draw or paint that I could use rubber stamps as the vehicle that allowed me to be creative and feel successful. Rubber stamping has been the paper craft that has consistently held my interest. I think my style can really compliment and accentuate all the lovely stamps at Cherrylana and I would love to feature these amazing products and be part of the inspirational team.

Teaching people is natural for me and also gives me the ability to write clear instructions with helpful tips.  I have over five years experience writing tutorial blog posts and would be a great addition for the DT as I am reliable and committed to originality.  My joy comes from the originality of the completed creation not from following design sketches or club kits. I am passionate about creating and combining randomness into beauty in a unique way. Creating things is magical and I hope you will see the love of crafting in every tiny detail of my projects.

Here are some of my most favorite projects.
Families Grow Together
Every Possibility...
Sewing Love Home Decor
Enjoy Today
You can find the complete tutorial for this fabulous feminine layout  HERE.

Location:   United States
Past Design Teams:
Design Teams: Practical Scrappers - July 2012 to May 2014
Paper House - January 2015 to December 2015
Linnie Blooms - February 2015 to February 2016
The Robin's Nest - January 2016 to June 2017
Joggles - March 2016 to December 2016
Rinea - December 2016 to June 2017
Sin City Stamps - January 2017 to December 2017

Current Design Team:
Blank Page Muse - January 2018 to June 2018

Publications 2016:
Just Mixed Media - February 2016 - Issue 1 (14 projects / page 30, 76, 77, 78, 79, 89, 116)
Turtle Soup Creative Magazine - February 2016 - (6 cards & 1 layout)
Scrap'n Art Magazine - March 2016 - (layouts - Welcome Baby & Shine Together)
Card Maker Magazine - April 2016 - (card - Motorcycle Ride)
Scrap'n Art Magazine - May 2016 - (layout - Live Every Moment)
Turtle Soup Creative Magazine - June 2016 - (4 cards / 3 layouts)
Craft Ideas Magazine - Summer 2016 - (cards - Sunset Fairy & Baby Girl Balloon)
Card Maker Magazine - Autumn 2016 - (cards - Pumpkins & Top Hat Skeleton)
Craft Ideas Magazine - Fall 2016 - (cards - Meadow Pumpkin & I Think You're Amazing)
Creative Inspiration Magazine - Oct 2016 - (6 cards / 2 layouts / 2 home decor)
Craft Stamper Magazine - Nov 2016 - (card - Moon Dream Castle)
Craft Ideas Magazine - Holidays 2016 - (card - Stamped Holly Wreath)
Craft Stamper Magazine - Dec 2016 - (card - Christmas - Angel Cat on Robin Tree)
Craft Ideas Magazine - Winter 2016 - (card - Girl in Red Coat & All My Love)

Publications 2017:
Craft Stamper Magazine - January 2017 - (card - Bare Naked Trees)
Card Maker Magazine - Spring 2017 - (card - Rainbow Bird Trio Card Set)
Rubber Stamp Madness - Spring 2017 - (card - Cherish Puppy)
Just Mixed Media - February 2017 - Issue 2 - (Home Decor - page 18 & 37)
Card Maker Magazine - Summer 2017 (cards - Daisy Bubble & Grow Silhouette)
Craft Stamper Magazine - May 2017 - (card - Dripping Daisy Hello)
Craft Stamper Magazine - June 2017 - (card - Rainbow Dragonfly Hope)
Craft Stamper Magazine - July 2017 - (card - Destination Amazing Day)
Card Maker Magazine - Autumn 2017 - (card - Fall Tree Woodgrain...)
Craft Stamper Magazine - September 2017 - (card - Eat Cherries)
Just Christmas Cards & Decorations Vol 4 - 2017 - (Mixed Media - Winter Scene)
Rubber Stamp Madness - Holiday 2017 - (Mixed Media - Winter Scene Wall Hanging)

Publications 2018:
Just Mixed Media - Spring 2018 - Volume 3 - (Wall Hanging - I Believe +5 cards)

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my DT application.
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Come Join the February Challenge!

The current blog hop for Blank Page Muse runs from Feb.10th- March 5th. Our theme this month is creating projects with blue, hearts, and time.  For a chance to win a gift certificate to the shop, come by and add your own project.  If you need a little bit of inspiration, I'm sure you'll find some HERE in the big DT reveal. Come join the fun!

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Friday, 16 February 2018

Just Mixed Media Magazine (Volume 3)

Hey Everybody,
Great news to share. I had six projects published in the latest edition of Just Mixed Media Magazine. Someday, I hope to be selected for the cover but not this time.

Here are some sneak peeks of my featured projects!

Rubber stamps for these projects can be found at Blank Page Muse.
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Thursday, 8 February 2018

Partners in Time - Blank Page Muse DT Reveal

It is time for the Blank Page Muse February Challenge reveal by the Design Team where we share our projects inspired by the theme. This month's challenge was to incorporate time & hearts and use the color blue. Here is my take on the February challenge using royal blue and gold. I hope you enjoy my sophisticated and romantic valentine. Here is my card...Partners in Time!

Don't forget to visit the rest of the February Blog Hop and see all
the stunning projects by beginning...

Other Supplies:
  • dark blue card base
  • embossing watermark ink pad & gold glitter embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • Brilliance Pigment Ink Pad (Platinum Planet)
  • gold washi tape
  • embellishments- gear/clock/key
  • gold brad
  • transparency
  • alphabet stickers

1. First, create the main elements.  Stamp the largest clock with watermark ink and heat set with gold glitter embossing powder. Cut out and set aside.

2. Stamp the sentiment onto transparency with watermark ink and carefully, wipe away the unnecessary letters. Next, heat set with gold glitter embossing powder. Use a sticker letter to modify the sentiment and set aside. Lastly, attach strips of washi tape along the edge of the back interior side of the cardbase.

3. Stamp the blue cardbase with clock faces using platinum pigment ink. Be sure to vary the angle and placement of the impressions to create a random background.

4.  Apply black chalk and lightly dust the edges to create a grey aged haze. Adhere the large clock to the cardbase using 3D foam tape and attach a small gold brad to the center.

5.  Attach the sentiment to the upper right corner by layering it underneath the clock. 

6. Embellish the card with various clusters of vintage charms. (gears, locks, keys, hearts, & clocks)

A Closer Look:
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Thursday, 1 February 2018

"Quick Ideas" - Blank Page Muse DT - Ice Skaters

Hi, Thanks for stopping by. Today I'm sharing my "Quick Idea" over on the Blank Page Muse Blog. Stamping directly onto pattern paper is a great way to create a quick card at the last minute and everyone needs a little short cut now and then.

January Challenge - turquoise, silver, sparkle

Blank Page Muse Supplies:
Winter Wonderland Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set

Other Supplies: teal ink pad, glitter glue (silver & iridescent), gems, small snowflakes, transparency, black permanent ink pad, pattern papers, card base
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