Sunday, August 21, 2016

Journey Bloggers Blog Hop - Outdoor Fun!

Welcome to the Amazing Journey Blog Hoppers Hop! This month’s theme is Outdoor Fun!  I'm so happy you're hoppin' along!
If you arrived here from Heather's Blog blog, you're on the right track. If not, that's ok too! Just continue the hop and you'll come full circle!

Please don’t forget to click the Next button at the bottom to continue on the hop with Christine’s blog.  Now, let me share with you the card I created.

One of my favorite outdoor activities is to hike.  I just love to be outside and in nature.  I love to explore new places also.  I thought the sentiment was perfect.
I used Pool Play Cardstock for the base of my card.  The first layer is Kiwi Slice Cardstock and I added texture by going direct to paper with Kiwi Slice ink.
I then die cut a Journey Circle from Whip Cream Cardstock and took the Rich Sorbet PanPastels and used the Denim Days color to make the soft blue background.  I adhered this piece to the card using foam squares on only half.
Next, I stamped the backpack and boots from the Adventure Awaits set in Cocoa Powder ink on Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock.  I detail cut these out, colored a few pieces with colored pencils and added Gold Silk to the boot eyelets.  I add these pieces with foam squares.
I then stamped the sentiment from Adventure Awaits on a Whip Cream Cardstock Journey Circle with the piercing elements.
To finish the card, I added some Journey Natural Twine, the arrow die from Border Details in Black Licorice Cardstock with Journey Glaze and some Rainbow Drops.  Enjoy!

Here is the full list of hoppers, if you get lost!

CYCI#134 Pet Sketch Challenge

Today we have another challenge at Can You Case It?   It is a pet challenge, so get those cat and dog stamps out and join us this week. 
Here is the card I created:

The base of the card is Oatmeal Cookie and Black Licorice Cardstock.  On the top layer of Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, I created my own pattern paper using the paw print stamp from Cats and Dogs and Black Licorice Ink.

To make the paws a little lighter, I first inked up the stamp and stamped once on the clear block and then onto my paper.
I then added a strip of Black Licorice Cardstock to the top.  I stamped the dog from the Cats and Dogs set with Dark Roast ink on Butter Cream Cardstock.  I colored the dog using the Rich Sorbet PanPastels.
Next, I stamped with Clear Pigment ink the word "woof" from the Cats and Dogs set onto Black Licorice Cardstock and heat embossed it with Journey White Embossing Powder.  I then cut them out on an angle and used foam squares to adhere them to the card.  
To finish the card, I wrapped some Black Licorice Twine around the card and tied a bow.  It is had to tell from the picture, but I also added some Journey Glaze to the eyes.
I hope you will plan to join us this week and show us your loving pets.  Enjoy!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Faith Friday 8/19/16

Today is Faith Friday and I have a Bible Journaling project to share with you today.
I chose to journal John 1:5, using the the set Delightful Light.  I stamped the light bulb and the sentiment from God is Light set on the page with Black Licorice ink. 
I then used the Summer Days PanPastels from the Rich Sorbet PanPastel palette to color the light bulb and "shine" the light over the page.
I used a colored pencil to color in the cord.  I then added some Silver Silk to the filigree and the top of the bulb.  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Stampin Friends Blog Hop: Hope

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    Hello! and welcome to this months Stampin' Friends Blog Hop.  I am so excited to be a guest designer for this months Hop!  This month's theme is Hope.  Each of the stops features a card and a 3D item, so do be sure and check out all the stops.  If you are following the Hop in order then you have just arrived from Elizabeth Jeanne's blog where she wow'ed you with her great projects.  If you somehow missed her blog you can click the Previous Button below and head back to check it out.

    This month we have 3 awesome guests hoppers:
    Kim Lamos:  That's me!
    I am so excited be a guest with these wonderful and talented stampers.  So let me share the projects I created.

    I created the background by using the piercing die from the Journey Circles and adding the Ink Splat ATS with River Stone ink.  I then splattered both Bubble Gum and Silver Silks.
    I then die cut the Bloom Cluster from Lemon Grass Cardstock and the Butterfly Print butterfly from Bubble Gum Cardstock and Vellum.
    I added a River Stone Satin Ribbon band around the layers of Bubble Gum, River Stone and Whip Cream cardstock.  I then tied a Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon around the whole piece and tied into a bow.
    I finished the card off by adding the sentiment that I stamped from the Be Brave set on Bubble Gum Cardstock with River Stone ink.  I also added some pearls to the body part of the butterfly.

    The gift bag started the same way as the card, but I didn't add the butterfly.  Instead, I stamped the ribbon from the Be Brave set with River Stone ink on Bubble Gum Cardstock and then detail cut it out.  I then flipped it over, sprayed it with a mixture of Journey Glaze and Water and sprinkled the whole piece with Journey Sparkle Dust.

    Thank you for checking out my projects to raise awareness of breast cancer.  Now, head on over to Kathie's blog by clicking on the Next button below.

     Did you know the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop is having a Mystery Giveaway and you can earn multiple chances to win?!!!  Don't forget to comment with #SFAugHop before August 21st at midnight for a chance to win this awesome giveaway!

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

CYCI#133 Color Challenge

Hello card markers.  Today I have another card for the Can You Case It? Challenge.  The challenge this week is a color challenge:
When I saw these colors, I knew I wanted to create a card with a yellow flower.  I turned to my favorite flower from Fun Stampers Journey, Dahlia Burst!
The base of the card is Butter Cream Cardstock.  I then stamped with Sweet Pear ink the Brush Strokes to the base.  I then stamped the Dahlia Burst with Clear Pigment ink on Butter Cream cardstock.  Then, I took the Rich Sorbet PanPastels and using the Summer Days color, I rubbed colors over the top of the stamped image.  I fussy cut these pieces out and set them to the side.
Next, I took the Summer Branch and die cut two from Limade Splash and Kiwi Slice Cardstock.
I then glued the leaves to the card base and used foam squares to add the flower. 
To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment from Banner Wishes in Kiwi Slice ink and added some Journey Glaze to the leaves.  Enjoy!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Faith Friday #5

I'm so glad you stopped by today.  On Friday's I share a faith based project.  Today I have a card I created for a friend that is going through some life issues.  Here is what I created:
The card base is made from Bubble Gum Cardstock.  I then cut a piece of Summer Romance Pattern Paper in a 4 X 4 square that I rounded the corners on one side.  I wrapped a piece of Vintage Lace around this piece and adhered the piece to the card with foam squares.
I then stamped the verse from the  Through the Storm set with River Stone Ink on Cool Pool Cardstock that I cut from Journey Ovals Die.  I adhered this piece to the card using foam squares.
I then added a piece of Cool Pool Ribbon that I put a knot in.  I wrapped a piece of Whip Cream Thread around the knot and tied in a bow.  I adhered the bow to the card with Journey Glue Dots.
To finish the card, I added a few of Spring Bloom Minis cut from  Bubble Gum Cardstock and Journey Sequins Bloom Time to the middle and a few on the left hand side.  Enjoy!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

CYCI# 132 Sketch Challenge

Today we have another challenge over at Can You Case It?  This week it is a Sketch Challenge.  Here is the sketch:
 I love the simplicity of the layout and thought it would make a great wedding card.  Here is the card I created:
The base of the card is Grape Fusion Cardstock.  I then cut a piece of Summer Romance Pattern Paper for the one side.  The little banner at the top is Cool Pool Cardstock.
The sentiment is from Howdy Notes, stamped on Butter Cream Cardstock with Rock Candy Ink.  I also distressed the outside of the piece with Rock Candy Ink, very lightly.
I then took a small heart from Amazing Accents.  I colored the heart with Grape Fusion ink, added a layer of Journey Glaze and a sprinkle of Journey Sparkle Dust.
To finish the card, I added the Whip Cream Thread around the card and added the heart to the top.  Enjoy!
I hope you will plan to join the challenge at Can You Case It?  Go ahead and click here to go on over.  Remember to follow us on Facebook and sign up for notifications on the website so you can be alerted to new challenges.  Have fun!