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Soap Bottle

Hello! I love making (and receiving!) hand made gifts, and of course this is the perfect time of year for that. I decided to decorate a plain foaming soap bottle. Truth be told, I didn't make this as a gift. It was for my house, but I may just get a few more of these soap bottles and make them as gifts for people. To take it a step further, you can easily make your own foaming soap and add it to the bottle before giving it as a gift. It's perfect for a housewarming present!

I bought this foaming soap bottle for about $6, and I knew right away that I wanted to use StazOn Studio Glaze to decorate it. So I washed the bottle down and chose my colors to go with my bathroom.

I turned my bottle upside down and squirted on lines of Claret Studio Glaze, allowing it to have a nice big drip at the bottom. I varied the lengths of the lines, and kept plenty of room in between them to add the other colors. I worked on a scrap piece of cardboard, so that I could easily turn the bottle aroun…

Santa On His Way

Ho ho ho! It's getting close to the time when Santa comes for a visit, and this week, the Stampendous Design Team is focusing on just that. Our theme for the week is "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." My card for today features the Santa's On His Way stamp, which has a wonderful vintage feel. I need to apologize, for some reason, I only have 1 photo of this card. The snow in the background is chock full of Multi-Crystal Glitter Mix, but you'll have to take my word for it. Below are the instructions on how to recreate this card.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
R307: Santa On His Way Stamp
FRGL01: Multi Crystal Glitter Mix

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Evergreen
Zig Clean Color Markers: 020, 022, 028, 029, 032, 035, 040, 044, 045, 060, 062, 063, 064,  065, 066, 067,  068, 071, 072, 091, 092, 095, 096, 099,  260, 302, 303
Imagine: On Point Glue, VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
EK Success: Medium Corner Rounder
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue

Directions:
1. Stamp …

Kids Craft: A Christmas Card

Seasons Greetings! This month, the Imagine AIR's are sharing Kids Craft projects. This is totally up my alley because my children and I make crafts together all the time. So my daughter and I put on our thinking caps, and came up with this sweet Christmas Lights card. She and I are going to walk you through the whole process, which actually is pretty easy!

I cut a piece of white cardstock down to 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" and let my daughter (Miss R) create the "string" for the lights with a Cottage Ivy Memento Marker. She drew just one across the top. And you can see her chosen colors for the "lights" in the photo.

Using her index finger, Miss R first dipped into Lady Bug Memento Ink and stamped it a couple of times on the light string. Next she used a different finger in Dandelion ink. We made sure to flip the cardstock over so that her lights were going in several directions.

She then used Tangelo, Cottage Ivy, Bahama Blue, Grape Jelly, and Rose Bud ink. By…

Polar Bear Play

Hello! I have found recently that I truly misses playing along with challenges, and since then I am so happy to have found the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday challenges. The Design Teams are so incredibly talented, and the challenges are always super inspiring. The current Wednesday challenge is "Snow White."  I immediately thought of this sweet little polar bear family from Stampendous. My full instructions are below.



Supplies:
Stampendous:
Q233: Polar Bear Play
DCP1005: Fitted Frame Set A
FRG10C: Shaved Ice
FRGL01: Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
EP231: Lapis PEARLustre Embossing Powder
FX71: Sticky Panels
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Velvet Night
Creative Impressions: 1/4" Pastel Blue Glimmer Ribbon- #70263
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, VersaMark Ink Pad
Zig Clean Color Markers: 034,035, 099, 302
Kukoyo: Adhesive Dot Runner
Canson: Mixed Media Paper

Directions:
1. Stamp Polar Bear Play on to Canson Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2.…

Pink Your Christmas

Hello! This week, the Stampendous Design Team is sharing Christmas projects featuring stamps from the Pink Your Life collection. I used the Whisper Friends Gift Wrapping stamp for my card.

I stamped her with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black, and colored her in with Tombow Dual Brush Markers. I used a couple of Fitted Frames to die cut the colored image, as well as a mat.

The background of the card was super easy to make. I used the Fruitcake Kaleidacolor ink pad from Imagine. I simply rolled the colors on to my brayer, spritzed the brayer with some Ink Potion No. 9, (this helps the ink to move better and to blend) and then I rolled it on to my Mixed Media White Paper from Stampendous. Once it dried, I added my colored image and mat to the layer. My card base is red, and I added a line of Imagine's Tear It! Tape to the lower portion of the card, and added my all-time favorite glitter- Multi Crystal Glitter Mix. It's gorgeous. I also added a little sentiment from the Holiday Expressi…

Blossom Breeze

Hello! I have been really enjoying playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges (they have such an INCREDIBLE Design Team!), and this week was no different. The challenge is "All Creatures Great and Small." So I decided to use a House Mouse stamp. Because of that, I am also entering it into this week's House Mouse & Friends Challenge. I'll be using it for the "Anything Goes" side of their challenge.

This is Blossom Breeze, and I colored it with my Zig Clean Color Markers on Canson Mixed Media Paper.

It's been pretty bluster on Long Island this past week, so I thought this was a great stamp to use.

Because there is a lot happening within the image, I kept the rest of my card simple. I used some shades of blue and a little green cardstock from My Colors, and added a stripe of Tear It! Tape from Imagine down the side and coated it with Burgundy Glitter. That's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day.

Sweet of You Frond and Vase

Hello out there! This week, the Stampendous team has been sharing projects for "A Season of Thanks." Today, we all wanted to thank YOU, the Stampendous customer! To show our appreciation, we have created many different thank you cards. My full instructions are below.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
RS-H328- Sweet of You Stamp
DWLM2006- Small Fern Frond Metal Stencil
DWLM196- Tall Vase Metal Stencil
DWDGP- Gold Embossing Paste
DWLM2010- Paste Spreader
DWDPK- Palette Knife
DWNHB-9- 3/8" Stencil Brush
DCP1006- Fitted Frames Set B
MPW811- Mixed Media White Paper

Other:
My Colors Cardstock- Madras Blue
Imagine- Memento Ink in Summer Sky, Ink Blushers, StazOn in Spiced Chai, Kalediacolor in Fresh Greens, Memento Marker in Potter's Clay, Delicata Ink in Golden Glitz
Beacon Adhesieves- Zip Dry Glue
Eyelets
Vellum


Directions:
1. On Mixed Media White Paper, tape down the vase stencil and emboss with Gold Embossing Paste using the Palette Knife and the Paste Spreader.

2. Once the paste has dried, tap…

I Love You S'More

Hello! For November, the Imagine Color of the Month is Cocoa. Yum! The color is rich and smooth, and immediately I think of how delicious chocolate can be. So I decided to make a card with food imagery. More specifically, S'mores.

I used Lawn Fawn's Love You S'more stamps and Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa for almost all of my stamping. I like to use this color as a soft substitute for black. The S'mores were colored in with only a couple of Memento Markers.

I used Lady Bug for the hearts and added a bit of White Gelly Roll for some faux shine. There's a curved line in the Love You S'more set, and that's what I used on the sides. They were stamped with Delicata Ink in Dark brown Shimmer. I thought they made a fun border. I also inked my edges a bit to ground the card a bit.

This card came together really quickly, which is great because sometimes you just need to put a fast card together. It's also really nice to step away from black and use shades of brown …

Crow in Tree: Day 31 of 31

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!! It's the greatest day of the year! I can't believe we have made it to the end. Thank you so much to everyone that has left me such wonderful comments. I have been more of a lurker this year, but I am going to try to go back and leave you guys some love now that the month is over. For my last 31 Days of Halloween project for the year, I have one last tag.

I broke out an older stencil called the Leafless Tree from Stampendous (originally from Dreamweaver Stencils). This is a HUGE stencil, but I used just a tiny piece on this tag. I sprayed it with a few colors like purple, black, and deep blue, and then flipped it over on to my tag.

I pulled out some Inkadinkado stamps from years ago and applied them with Onyx Black VersaFine ink, and then I heat embossed them with Detail Black Embossing Powder. I wanted to add something else and I toyed with the idea of splattering red, but I didn't want to do that. Then I thought that I could add some white splatte…

Stenciled Witch with Glow: Day 30 of 31

Greetings my spooktacular fiends! It's Day 30 of the 31 Days of Halloween. Eek! It's almost the end. Today I am sharing a card that uses a stencil I used in the beginning of the month, but in a totally different way. I know that some folks are a little intimated by stencils, so my goal was to show you a simple way to use them that gives a cool effect.

I used the Broom Flight stencil from Stampendous. All the possible colors that can be used and some of the smaller spaces may get some people a little anxious. But by simply spraying one side of the stencil and pressing it in to watercolor paper, you can achieve fast look. I used Cut Grass and Crushed Grape Dylusions Spray, with a teensy bit of Metallic Orange Memories Mist for a bit of a shine.

My card base, which is black, has Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold brushed around the border. On the stenciled layer, I also dripped some Tuxedo Black Fireworks! Spray. But, I wanted some dimension and an added surprise of glow. I have the Nu…

Spider Web at Night: Day 29 of 31

Hello! The 31 Days of Halloween are nearing it's completion, but at least we still have a couple more days left. Today is Day 29, and I have a card to share. Spider webs at night look really cool when the moonlight hits them, especially if there is some dew on it. That's what I was trying to recreate here.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
DWLJ816: Spider Web Stencil
DWLS28: Spider Stencil
DP101: Detail Silver Embossing Powder
DP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Other:
Imagine: Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Frost, VersaMark Ink, Ink Sweeper
Ranger: Distress Oxides in Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, and Black Soot, Ink Blending Tools
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Roller, Foam Squares
Kraft and Gray Cardstock


Directions:
1. Using Mixed Media White Paper and Ink Blending Tools, apply Wilted Violet in the center of a
5 1/4" x 3 3/4" rectangle in a circular motion.

2. Apply Seedless Preserves to the bottom of the cardstock, blending it into the Wilte…