Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kraft Medallion Card–Hampton Art

Hello crafty people!!

I have a card up over at Hampton Art today.  Here is a sneak peek:


Go over to the Hampton Art blog and take a look: HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Keep it royal people!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lots of Dots – Craftwork Cards

Good morning people!

When I start making a card or craft project I try to pick a uniting factor, for example, a paper line, a color scheme, a theme, or even a shape. 

Today’s project theme: Dots

Here is a little sneak peek!


For all the details, instructions and the full picture, head on over to the Craftwork Cards USA DT blog!

Want some CANDi of your own? Get some at these online retailers:


Craftwork Cards - Candi - Shimmer Paper Dots - Dotty Coffee Bean image

Thanks so much for taking a look at my CANDi project today!

You are SO appreciated! Keep it royal, people!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Party Time Tuesdays #96–Anything Goes

Party Time Tuesdays #95–Color Inspiration

Hello party people! Good morning, I hope all is well in your world this fine Tuesday!

Now, onto our challenge for this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

The Challenge:

Anything Goes!!

The Inspiration:


Image: Crafty Sentiments

Coloring: Koh-i-noor Colored Pencils

Inking: Distress Ink by Tim Holtz

Thanks for stopping by! Keep it royal people!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Party Time Tuesdays #95–Color Inspiration

Hello party people! Good morning, I hope all is well in your world this fine Tuesday!

Now, onto our challenge for this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

The Challenge:

The Inspiration:


Paper: The Paper Parade

Image: Sassie Studios

Thanks for stopping by! Keep it royal people!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hampton Art + Scor-pal Feature Week–Day 6

Good Morning people!  Today I have a special project for you that I made using Hampton Art stamps, Clearsnap ink, and products from Scor-pal!




I really love this project.  Unfortunately, I completely forgot to photograph the process of making the box, but it is relatively simple.

Trim colored cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 (that is an 8 1/2 x 11 cut in half short-ways) and score at 4 1/4 to create cards. Stamp snowflakes and sentiment onto cards with matching ink to create tone-on-tone effect.


Trim and score four pieces of white cardstock to create envelopes (A2) using scor-envi attachment. See how the Scor-envi has all the measurements right on the front?  It’s so easy to look at the chart for your card size and then quickly trim your paper and make your diagonal score marks! The envelopes come out perfect every time! (Finished size of envelopes: 4 3/8 x 5 3/4. Image Via Scor-pal)

NEW: Scor-Envi diagonal & envelope template - Click Image to Close

Stamp “Happy Holidays” with card-coordinating ink. Stamps from “Just Add Snow” set from Hampton Art. I used the 1/4” Scor-tape to secure my envelopes because it is so strong and thin – it’s perfect for making envelopes, among other things!


Use 8 ½ x 11 cardstock to create stationary box. Trim diamond patterned cardstock to create front flap and attach to box.

(This is definitely the part I should have taken pictures of, but honestly, when I make boxes like this I hardly every have a template – I just make it up.  BUT over on the Scor-pal blog there is a little stationary set almost exactly like mine, with a box made almost exactly like mine! Totally didn’t know that was going to happen, but the benefit is that I can direct you to that post at the bottom of my post! So, just keep scrolling and checking out my project and I’ll direct you over to the tutorial at the end!)



Attach ribbon to create closure. I concealed the flap-side ribbon with another piece of the diamond patterned cardstock. It gives a nice finished look and your ribbon looks really professional!


Stamp three snowflakes, fussy cut, and layer on box. Adhere jewel.


This stationary set would be perfect to give as a hostess gift on Thanksgiving – that way your hostess has holiday cards all ready if she wants to make them out the day after Thanksgiving!


I love how it all looks together – so modern and cute with all the bright colors!  I hope you take out your Hampton Art winter stamps and your Scor-pal and get busy on this!

Don’t forget to visit the Scor-pal blog for that box tutorial: HERE

If you want to see some a full product list and more inspiration from Hampton Art today, go: HERE


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Have an awesome day! Keep it royal people!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CANDi “Love” Card!

Hello people! Today I’m bringing you some card inspiration that is just DRIPPING with CANDi!


Here I used the Convent Garden CANDi and School Days packs together and it matched perfect! 

I love that it is bright and cheerful…I think a teenage or tween girl would love this!


The full description and photos are up on the Craftwork CANDi USA blog today! Head on over and check it out HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and big WHAT’S UP!? to all my new blog followers! I’m so excited that you’re here!

Keep it royal people!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Party Time Tuesdays #94–Thanksgiving

Hello party people! Good morning, I hope all is well in your world this fine Tuesday!

Now, onto our challenge for this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

The Challenge:


The Inspiration:


Papers: The Paper Parade

Stamp: The Stamping Boutique

I colored the image with Primacolor Verithin pencils.  I love how the silver pencil looks!

Thanks for stopping by! And don’t forget to play along with the challenge this week over at PTT!

Keep it royal people!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Hampton Art Stamps Holiday Gifts Hop!

(If you are looking for the “Meet the DT” post for Craftwork Cards USA DT – it is directly below this post!)

Welcome to the Hampton Art Stamps Holiday Gifts Blog Hop! The Design Team will be sharing hand-made holiday gifts with you during the hop. It is not too early to start making your holiday cards, gifts, gift warp, and treats! Join us for some holiday-inspired fun and creativity!

You should be arriving here from Gloria’s blog!

The hop will be open for the entire weekend, giving you time to visit all of the blogs. On Monday, November 12th, we will be drawing two comments from all the blog comments to win one of two fantastic prizes:

In order to be entered to win a prize, simply leave a comment on each of the blogs listed blow, including the Hampton Art Stamps Blog! We will choose two blogs at random, and one comment from each blog to win the prizes.

Here is the list of Design Team Blogs:

1. Hampton Art Stamps Blog

2. Gloria Stengel

3. Britt Bass (Me!) 

4.Adora Concepcion

5. Dana Warren

6. Vivian Keh

7. Gini Cagle


Now, onto my handmade gift idea!  I found a tutorial online for a folded paper wallet that I thought would be a great idea for a gift card holder. BUT, the reason that it is a gift in and of itself, is that it can hold up to six cards and a whole lot of cash because it is shaped like a regular wallet.  I am going to make these for my younger cousins.  Our generation always gets lots of gift cards, money, and checks from family members and this is going to be a secure way to gather all of it up in one place and be able to keep track of it while our Christmas festivities are underway!


Here it is with a little tag and bow, finished and ready for the giving.


The “Do Not Open Until Christmas” stamp lines up with itself to create an interlocking border.  I can’t wait to make a background with it!


When it is completely open, you can see that there are slits on both sides that accommodate gift cards and then there is a large pocket behind that will fit full-size bills and checks.


The tag I made used two stamps from the set.  The frame originally had a different sentiment inside, but I just inked it up and wiped the original sentiment off with a baby wipe and stamped just the frame.  The sentiment I wanted fit perfectly in the middle.  I outlined the frame with a little bit of black marker.


Hampton Art Stamp set: Santa Stops Here

Clearsnap Ink: Green Moss, Scarlett, Colorbox Queue (Silver)

Paper Wallet Tutorial: Here (Warning: You Will Be Redirected)


Thanks so much for stopping here today!  I’m so excited to hear what you think of all our handmade gift ideas!

Next stop on the hop is Adora!


Happy Hopping, queenies!

Craftwork Cards Candi USA–Meet the DT!

Good morning! I’m so proud and happy to bring you my first post as a Craftwork Cards USA DT member!  If you haven’t already, please visit the blog: HERE

I love starting out on a new DT and seeing what kinds of projects I can dream up when I’m presented with a new batch of products.  For right now, I’m so new, I’m still waiting to receive my first box of goodies! But, I had some gold, textured Candi just LYING around, so I decided to break out a new (and horded) paper pad and a chipboard pack – Market Square 6x6 by Farmhouse Paper Company (love!).


I made this little book with my Zutter a while back and I was always unhappy with the way the cover came out.  It was totally NOT my style. So, I took the old embellishments off and replaced it with a Market Square + Craftwork Cards Candi retro cover!


I did lots of layering with the chipboard pieces and the little elements that I cut from my paper pad.  I think the Candi looks like little bubbles – I imagine them floating over a fuzzy bottle of soda purchased for a nickel at ‘Flo’s Candy Shap’ . The title “Recipes” is stamped with a 7gpsies+Hampton Art clear stamp set and Clearsnap Ink.


I already had these pretty colored pages that ended up matching better than I could have hoped!


Each Page has a recipe card stamped on it.  I can’t decide whether I will keep this and fill it out, or give it away!


Now, here are some important links:

Add Craftwork Cards as a friend on facebook! HERE

Visit the DT blog starting on 11/11/12 the DT will begin posting  on the blog! HERE

If you already WANT some Craftwork Cards goodies (who doesn’t like CANDI!?!) Go to the store HERE

And, if you love ME too?  Go to my sidebar and follow me on Pinterest, friend me on Facebook, and/or follow me on Twitter! On that side, THERE>>>>>>>

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now, go to the CCC USA blog and meet the other designers!

Today, it’s so GOOD to be queen!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mixed Media Wall Hanging–Hampton Art

Hello friends! Today I am bringing you something new and different than what you are used to seeing from me: a MIXED MEDIA project!
The cross-branded rubber stamps from 7gypsies + Hampton Art are to DIE for and I couldn’t stop using them for this project!
I also included some awesome key and lock charms from Graphic 45 staples collection, a cog charm from 7gypsies, and a metal tag from Tim Holtz.
I really love how the Mix’d Media Inx from Clearsnap blended on these little canvases.  (Note: it DOES take several days for the ink to set completely on these coated canvases.  Next time I will use raw canvas.)
I love how the mixture of white and black stamping turned out!
It is best to decorate all the canvas pieces before you attach them – that way the twine and the charms can be added securely.
I used brads and my Crop-a-dile Big Bite to attach the charms.  That big bite will got through almost ANYTHING!
Hope you enjoyed this project!  Full details will be available on the Hampton Art blog!
Keep it royal people!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Party Time Tuesdays #93– Thank You Cards

Hello party people! Good morning, I hope all is well in your world this fine Tuesday!

Now, onto our challenge for this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

The Challenge:

Thank You Cards

The Inspiration:


This is a Kenny K image colored with copic markers and papers by Authentique available from Paper Parade.

Other supplies: Spellbinders’ Die and Grand Calibur, Fiskars punches, Pop dots by Therm-o-web, leaf stamp by Stampin’ Up!, Ink by clearsnap

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Keep it royal people!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Playing with KI Memories Flashback Collection!

Hello people!  I’ve been working on a blog facelift over the weekend.  What do you think?  It is a little easier on the eyes than my last one. : )

Today I’m bringing you two projects I have done using the KI Memories Flashback collection!  It is the first new line from KI since they have become part of the Hampton Art family!

Firstly, a card:


I love the eclectic patterns of this collection! I used scraps (from the page I will show you below), one of the Flashback stamp sets (sentiment), one of the cardstock stickers (camera) and one of the glitter stickers (star).

Secondly, a layout:


I don’t really scrapbook about my own life very much and I’m trying to change that.  This layout is one that I am SO happy with.  It is very trendy in style, which is a look I would like to do more, but sometimes find it hard to mix products together to achieve that look.  No PROMBLEM with Flashback, because everything I’ve used here is from the collection (minus the orange cardstock and ink).  The papers and embellishments from this collection are varied enough to give it that trendy look, but they come all together, which gives me the confidence to use it all together!  I also used lots of stamping on this page – from the camera to the title and including the little glasses in the corner – these Flashback stamp sets are MAH-velous and they work MAGIC for making embellishments on layouts.


I was SO excited to use this new collection and I think the projects came out just so COOL!

The entire flashback collections can be found on Two Peas In a Bucket!

Go get yourself some new KI Memories Flashback and get scrapping!

Keep it royal, people!

Friday, November 2, 2012

November Stack-a-holic Challenge Card!

Hello cropstars!
I have a little challenge card to share with you today.  I hope to inspire you to participate in this month’s Stack-a-holic card challenge! Here is this month’s sketch:

I used a brand new holiday line called “The Winter Holiday Stack” which should be available now! 

I also used clear stamps from Hampton Art (santa) and Flonz stamps (sentiment) and ink from Clearsnap!
Head on over to the DCWV diary and enter today!
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Thanks for stopping by today!
Keep it ROYAL people!