Adventure Awaits

Hello crafty friends. I am so excited to share a card with you today! It has been way too long since I’ve blogged. To be honest, I have been enjoying this summer with my family and both crafting and blogging have taken a bit of a back seat. As summer begins to wind down, I am ready to get back to crafting, creating and bringing paper to life.

Stunning background using Pan Pastels by Fun Stampers Journey. For more inkspiration visit www.jenguarino.com

The showcase of this card is the background, which was created using the Pan Pastels in the Party Pop palette. These pastels are unlike anything I’ve used before. Soft and creamy, bright and bold but easily blendable & have the ability to create custom colors. These are such an amazing product and will be featured as one of the techniques this month, at Technique Class. I would love to have you join me! The airplane is from the Begin Adventure stamp set and is finished off with some Journey Glaze. I think the glaze is my new favorite product. I am adding it to EH-vry-thing!!

In case you haven’t heard yet – Fusion Stamp Pad’s are on sale this month, so it’s the perfect time to stock up! What makes Fun Stampers Journey ink different? It’s a hybrid of pigment AND dye ink that produces crisp, clear images and works on a HUGE variety of surfaces and with many types of mixed media products. There is nothing else on the market like our exclusive Fusion Inks!

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ICS Blog Hop Sunshine Sayings

Welcome to the February edition of the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop. We are so glad you have you here! We have a few new faces on the hop this month and I know you are going to love what they have created. This month we are sharing Valentine’s Day creations with you.

Stunning Valentines Day card using the Bokeh technique and featuring the Sunshine Sayings stamp set from Stampin' Up! For more inspiration to go www.faithgracestamp.com

My card is featuring the very versatile Sunshine Sayings stamp set with the Bokeh technique in the background. This was a new technique for me, but wow, I love it!! It takes a quick and easy sketch to the next level and can be used on almost any card.

Now it’s time to hop on over to Pamela’s blog and see what she has for us.

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January Technique with SSInk

Hooray! It’s technique week over at SSInk. I hope you will join us and try this one out!

Bokeh technique using tampin' Up! supplies. This is a wow of a technique that can be used in many ways. For more inspiration visit www.faithgracestamp.com

This card is using a lighter color, Daffodil Delight and the circles are a bit hard to photograph. I love how this technique forced me to let go of any desire for perfection, let me just go a little crazy with ink and it wasn’t really possible to mess up. I have a few other cards with technique so be sure to subscribe to my blog so that you don’t miss those posts.

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November Technique Fun!

It’s Monday and that means another fun technique challenge over at SSInk. Today we are playing along with the baby wipe technique. This is one that is so simple, and so fun!

Fun baby wipe technique card for winter or Christmas. Find more inspiration at www.faithgracestamp.com

I decided to use a few colors that aren’t traditional for Christmas but I wanted something a little different and thought these would be great together. What do you think?

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ICS Blog Hop Fall Fun

It’s the first Wednesday of the month so that means another wonderful blog hop with my crafty friends from ICS. This month we are sharing fun fall creations with you!

 Resisit Technique for the ICS Blog Hop in Oct.

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I love the rich colors of these leaves! I will be teaching a class on how to make these later this month and would love to have you join me!

Now it’s time to hop over to Claudia’s blog and see what she has for us.

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#SSINKTC37 – Technique Challenge

Yay! It’s my favorite Monday of the month. It’s the Monday where we are hosting the monthly technique challenge over at SSINK.

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I love this grid technique. It can really add a fun effect to any panel on the card. In this case it is pretty subtle with the grid being so small. I just received this new set, Star of Light and the coordinating Starlight thinlits. These are my favorite set from our holiday catalog.

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ICS Blog Hop Technique Time

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Hey Stampers and crafters! Welcome to the monthly Inspire, Create, Share blog hop. I am so glad to have you, whether you hopped over from Anna’s blog or if this is your first stop.

This month we are sharing our favorite techniques. I love techniques so much that I teach a monthly technique class – and the card I am sharing with you is a sneak peek of one of the techniques we will learn this month. My classes include one technique using paper and one technique using ink. This ink technique is called Salted Watercolor Background.

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I absolutly love the rich colors of this card and the copper cutout using the Detailed Floral Thinlit is so dramatic, wouldn’t you agree? There isn’t much in the way of bling or accessories on this card because I want the star of the show, the technique, to stand out.

If you would like to join me for this class, or would like to purchase a class kit with complete instructions please leave me a comment or send me an email. Classes/kits include 4 cards – 2 of each technique, with envelopes and are only $15 or available for free with a minimum purchase.

Now it’s time to hope on over to Tina’s blog and see what she has for us!

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August Technique from SSInk

Another month, another technique. I love techniques, and this month’s challenge at SSInk is a fun and easy one!

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I taught this last year at my monthly class and it’s fun to revisit it again this week!

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As you can see this is so easy! You don’t need a bunch of special supplies, just a line image stamp, ink for coloring and a punch. The punch can be any size and shape – feel free to get really creative with this.

Than k you so much for stopping by today. I would love to hear from you, so feel free to comment below. Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you never miss another post!

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The card you never want to make

We have all been there – we need a sympathy card and we don’t have any on hand. For me, it’s the card I never want to make. It is always so hard to create something comforting during a stressful time and so I always try to keep a couple of them in my stash. Today at SSInk, we are sharing our creations.

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This is a pretty bright and colorful card for a sad occasion but I feel that a ray of hope in the darkness can be nice for the recipient. The Bliss and Blooms Designer Series Paper is perfect for this because it uses rich colors such as Rich Razzleberry, a soft color such a Blushing Bride and the creamy neutral of Crumb Cake. The mega mosaic technique made quick a unique background for this card.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are having a great week so far. I would love to hear your thoughts on my card and be sure to subscribe to my posts while you are here!

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July Technique Challenge with SSInk

I love techniques! I teach a technique class each month so of course I wanted to play along with this week’s challenge over at SSInk!

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I love resist techniques and this one is so quick and easy. I hope that you will play along with us this week and try this technique out. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I love to hear what you think of my projects so please leave me some love in the form of a comment. Be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post!

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