Thursday, February 28, 2013

myStamp Box Card inspired by Creative Jumpstart

Today the myStamp Box Design Team is featuring projects inspired by the Creative Jumpstart Videos - go check out all of the fantastic projects on the myStamp Box Blog!!

I didn't use inspiration from just one video, I went for the art journaling look with inky layering using stamps and stencils with Distress inks and Glimmer Mist Spray - I LOVE how this card turned out!!

I could not find any of my stencils so I used the negative space from some older Scenic Route chipboard - I knew I saved it for something fun! :)

My card features:
myStamp Box Graphic Borders Stamp Set
myStamp Box Seal It! Stamp Set

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

mSB 'it's your b-day" card

Here is a fun little card I made using Distress Inks and myStamp Box Stamps!

Stamp sets used:

Graphic Boders - I LOVE this set!! I didn't even know I wanted this set but now I cannot put it away!  

Seal It - A fun go-to set!

Mention It - Love all of the sentiments you get in this set!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

mSB Card with a happy oops!

Today's card for myStamp Box had a little oops but turned out okay in the end!

I was playing with Distress Inks on the background along with some Brilliance black ink and then I decided to stamp some circles using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder - well the clear embossing powder stuck to all of the inks making the whole card embossed and my circles invisible :(  I tried to add some more circles but of course they didn't really want to stick to the embossed card but if you look close enough you can see parts of the circles - lol!  But in the end I like the crazy inks and textures - fun to get messy anyway! :)

My card features:
myStampBox Stamp Set - Graphic Borders
myStampBox Stamp Set - Mention It
myStampBox Stamp Set - Seal It

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New My Minds Eye Hens' Den Layout!

Howdy!  Here is a detail shot of my latest layout for The Hens' Den featuring My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart line - head on over to The Hens' Den Blog and check it out AND while you are there go ahead and drool through the store at all of the NEW CHA goodies that have arrived!!  

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Monday, February 18, 2013

myStamp Box Card

Good Morning!  Today I have a card featured on the myStamp box blog - head on over to check it out!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Hens' Den Valentine's Day Design Team Blog Hop!

Welcome to The Hens' Den Valentine's Day Design Team Blog Hop!

Anniversary Flowers Layout - by Carolyn Lontin

Today I will be featuring the Prima Marketing Rasp Tool. I have always loved to distress on my layouts - so when I received this FANTASTIC Prima Marketing Rasp Tool from The Hens' Den store I was thrilled!! This tool contains metal brushes,  paper edge scraper and two files.
Prima Marketing Rasp Tool

First up on the Rasp Tool - the metal brushes. I like to use these to distress the edges of my photos. I like the look of a border around the photo without having to add cardstock to the back of the photo. I use a photo cloth to minimize my fingerprints and I have a self-healing mat that I only use for distressing.
Here is the edge of the photo before it is distressed.
Here is the edge of the photo after it is distressed.
Next up, the paper edge scraper - this is seriously my most used technique ever.
Here is the paper edge before using the paper scraper.
Here is the paper edge after using the paper scraper.
Here is the paper edge after using the paper scraper
and a little bit of distress ink on it.
Finally, the file can be used on the edge of a table
using a self-healing mat as shown here.
After using file on edge of table.
Or you can use the file flat on your self-healing mat.
After using file flat on a self-healing mat.

Check out all of these goodies from The Hens' Den store that I used in my layout featured below:

A few detail shots:

My Layout: Anniversary Flowers

To be entered for a chance to win some goodies, leave a comment on the rest of the design team's blogs.

The prize from The Hens' Den featured on my blog is Scor-Tape (1/2"):

Design Team Blogs:

Charlie Labonte (The Hens' Den owner!)

My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be Happy - Happy Doily Paper
My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be happy Follow Paper
My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be Happy Stamps
My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be Happy Gems
My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart -  Be Happy Buttons
Prima Marketing - Rasp Tool
Prima Marketing - Decorative Wood Clocks
Prima Marketing - Sun Kiss - Perle Beebe Flowers
Ranger Distress Ink - Peeled Paint
Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
Ranger Distress Ink - Old Paper
May Arts - Lace Ivory 1.5" Ribbon
Petaloo - Color Me Crazy Fancy Frames
Petaloo - Canterbury - Vine Spray - Green
3D Foam Squares
Date Stamp

Thanks for stoppin' by and don't forget to leave a comment on all of the blogs above for your chance to win!

Please note:

  • Prize is one big giveaway. One winner will win everything.
  • Must comment on everyone's blog in order to be in the drawing to win.

  • Winner will be announced on Feb. 17th.

  • Thursday, February 07, 2013

    NEW Hens' Den Layout!

    Today I have a layout featured on the Hens' Den blog  - head on over there to check it out 'cause here you will only get a peek of it! :)

    Thanks for stoppin' by!


    Wednesday, February 06, 2013


    Join our 2013 Design Team Members as we all share a fun & different technique on each blog.

    On each blog we will be giving away a prize to those who comment and randomly draw a winner.

    Winners will be announced on Feb.15th on The Hens' Den blog and facebook.
    Starting on

    Follow the following blogs:
    Anita Mulcahey  - Cracked glass Technique - May Arts - Blue Ribbon with Flowers
    Carolyn Lontin  - Featuring the Rasp tool / Distressing Technique - Score Tape
    Janet Bagnall - Faux Postage Technique - Graphic 45 - Place in Time - Feb. Cut Outs
    Lori McClellan - Sewing / Twine Technique - Graphic 45 - Place in Time - Feb. Foundations
    Nicolle Kramer - Tags / Layering / Flower Technique - Petaloo - Mulberry - Tye-dye Daisies - Red
    Stephanie Wagner - Tim Holtz Inks & Reverse Embossing Technique - Bo Bunny - Serenity - Jewels
    Charlie Labonte - Grunge Board Technique - Card Stock