Mixing it Up!

It’s time to mix things up a little here on the blog. And to get us started, I have my first Mixed Media card for your enjoyment. This card was inspired by the challenge over at the Design Junkies website and their weekly Technique Junkies challenge.

The challenge this week was to use a stencil on your card.n I haven’t used stencils in years and this was the perfect time to get back into it!

Fun mixed media card created by Jen Guarino. For more inspiration visit www.jenguarino.com

The first stencil created the watercolored look with Pool Party ink on white card stock. The second stencil used were the Encore Gold dots. A few strips of washi tape, some handmade scallop flowers with Gold Wink of Stella and some gold accents rounded the card off. The sentiment is from  Stampabilities.

As a first project I have to say that I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. I look forward to more experiementing with mixing all different types of media and eventually holding classes for this fun art form soon.

Thanks for stopping by the blog. It’s still a work in progress as I transition from old to new but I would love to hear from  you!

Top 10 Blog Hop

Hello stamping peeps! I am so excited to be participation in Kylie’s Top Ten International Blog Hop. I want to thank everyone who voted for me.

We are sharing more cards made with the All Things Thanks Stamp Set. This set has so many great sentiments and is a must have!

Simple and elegant card featuring All Things Thanks by Stampin' Up! For more inspiration visit www.faithgracestamp.com

Gold is so trendy for spring and this paper is just the thing to make this pop. I wanted something that was quick, easy and yet elegant. The sentiment and the mini circles are embossed with Gold as well to bring all elements together. The Gold Thread was an added touch that I really like.

Thank you so much for hopping by today. I would love to hear from you in the comments and please subscribe so that you never miss another post!

You are currently at my blog – Jen Guarino so be sure to check the list below for all of the other stops!

 

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SSInk Blog Hop – ABC,123

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Hello hoppers! We have a super fun blog hop for you today!! This month we are doing something a little different. It’s an ABC,123 Hop.

We can create an album, box or card that uses 1 stamp, 2 Designer Series Papers and 3 embellishments. Isn’t this fun!! As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 3 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

For my project, I have chosen to make you a cute treat box!

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 My stamp is Sweet Treat from Teeny Tiny Wishes, the Designer Series Paper is from the Blooms and Bliss pack and the embellishments are the Bow Tie Clip, the Gold Sequins, the grey ribbon and the Gold Thread. I guess that’s 4 but I really wanted to add all of these little touches to my project. These baker boxes are perfect to give for any occasion and can fit treats, snacks or even small cupcakes.

Now it’s time to Hop along and see what Cheryl has in store for you!

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Blog Hop Participant List:
1. Diana at Stampin’ Fun with Diana
2. Tobe at The Craft Sea
3. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps
4. Jen at Faith.Grace.Stamp.
5. Cheryl at Create with Cheryl
6. Darcy at Dj’s Stampin’ Place

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July INKspiration Challenge

Hey there! Happy Monday! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! I have been working with the high school youth from our church doing outreach. If we are friends on Facebook I am sure you have seen me posting about it.

Today over at SSInk we have an INKspiration challenge for you!

July 2016 INKspiration

And here is what I came up with!

July SSInkspiration card

This Botanical Builder thinlit always makes me think of Hawaii, sunny beaches and tropical living. I love this set! It works so well in any color, any layout. If you don’t yet have it – you should shop my store and grab it! While you are at it, you can earn a $5 coupon code for use next month! What a bonus!

Thanks for stopping by today. I love to know what you think of my card so please leave me a comment. Be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post!

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Sparkle and Shine!

Hello stamping friends! Here is another great challenge from the sweet ladies over at Stampin Royalty. This week the challenge is to create something with Sparkle and Shine.
 
 Nothing says bling like Gold! I love using it! And with our new Gold Wink of Stella pens it is super easy to get that sparkle and shine on any project. 
My flower was watercolored using ink from the lid of the pad and a blender pen. The few outer edge highlights were added with the Wink of Stella and the inner flower is Wink of Stella as well. 
It has been so much fun to be a part of the team at Stampin’ Royalty! I have enjoyed my time with them and being a Stampin’ Goddess has been a blast! 
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An Inspiration Challenge for you!

Happy Hump Day crafters and welcome to the inspiration challenge for the month over at Stampin Royalty. Today we are making projects that are inspired by this:
And here is my project:
I love the inspiration for this month’s challenge. I would never have put these together but they work so well! I decided I wanted to do something a little different, and used the mini treat bag as the outer part of my card. I am in total love over these colors. They are stunning and actually quite fantastic for Valentine’s Day next week.
 
For the inside of the card I did a postcard style insert with a little stamping to tie the two parts together. 
I love all of the sparkle and bling that this week’s challenge had for us. I think sometimes we feel like we need to save those products for “special” occasions or projects when really we should use them all of the time!
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SIP Challenge 30!

Happy Friday Friends! Today I am playing along with the color challenge over at Stamps, Ink, Paper. They have a great color challenge for us!
And here is my card. I love the heart clouds that coordinate with the airplane. How cute is that??
 I also wanted to show you a close up of the awesome gold thread I used on the banners. It is so fine and delicate.

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Fab Friday 78 Challenge

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend! The last few days have been so busy, with something going on every night this week. It has been a bit of a challenge getting craft time in but I was happy to have a few free hours this afternoon.
The challenge this week from the fine folks at Fab Friday was this sketch
 I love the simplicity of this design. Here is my take on it
I realized this may be the first time I have actually used my brick wall embossing folder. I am doing to have to change that pronto!
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Stampin’ Royalty Challenge SR#304

Hey friends! Happy Monday! Do I have a treat for you. Today I am playing along in the Stampin’ Royalty Challenge.
This one really stretched me but I absolutely love how my card turned out. The most nontraditional colors have made me just swoon.
The two shades of pink combined with the gold is just stunning to me and it something I would save for Valentine’s Day. However, this card came together for me and I think it’s elegant and works so well together. 
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Making Spirits Bright

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Did you see the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse last night? Amazing wasn’t it?
Today I wanted to share with you one of the cards we will make this week at the monthly Christmas Card Stamp a Stack. Guests will have their choice of card base to make it even more personal.

I absolutly love the simplicity of this card and the vintage, distressed look that the ink gives to the trees of the Woodlands Embossing folder.
 Woodlands Embossing folder
Add texture and depth to the trees by using a dauber and ink onto the raised portions of your cardstock.
This ornaments and sentiment could be changed to any color and would still be stunning. Add a few gold accents and voila! Clean, simple and gorgeous!
Want to try this yourself? You can! Join me Thursday at 6:30pm or Friday morning at 11AM and get a hard start on your cards at my monthly Christmas Stamp A Stack. Email me for more information or to reserve your spot.
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