Before I get to the Blog Candy, I want to let everyone know that they should check back in tonight at 6:00 (eastern) USA. I am going to be in Kylie’s International Blog Hop and I NEED/WANT your votes! The blog hop theme is Masculine, I worked very hard to make something that I feel is worthy of your vote!! Please come back to see my entry! Subscribe to my blog to be reminded and so you won’t miss out on any of my posts!
The camera does NOT do this justice!! Who doesn’t like Glitter Paper!!?? I am doing another Blog Candy give-away! Here is what you can win:
Not only will you get an ENTIRE package of this wonderful 6 x 6 Glitter Paper, BUT I have some leftover from another package! I will give BOTH to the winner! I have a lot left! I will also put in some really cool cards that I made using these sparkly papers!
It’s super easy to win: Just comment here or on my Facebook page between now and June 6th and you will be put into a drawing to win! Glitter Paper, Absolutely FREE!!
You can comment on any and all posts, past or future! Get your numbers up! Each and every time you comment here or on my FB page, you will be put into the drawing!
You have 3 weeks!! Ready, set, go!! 🙂
A California girl living in North Carolina
Congratulations to Jenn Van Wort! She has won the Blog Candy!!
Jenn, send me your info and I will mail you your prize!!
Here is what you won:
Tomorrow, there will be something new that I will be giving away as Blog Candy!! Check back in so you can comment and possibly win!
A California Girl living in North Carolina
I posted earlier that I was going to use this stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for Kylie’s International Blog Hop, but I changed my mind! I didn’t think, when I was finished with it, that it yelled MASCULINE. So I am sharing it with you now!
Yes! This is the one that I told you about with the stained glass that came out even better than how I did it in the past! I touched the one that was drying before it was ready so I had to start all over. I don’t want to pray for Patience because I really don’t want to practice it a lot! 🙂 I’m not very good at it!
To start off, I scribbled on a piece of Window Sheet with some of SU!’s markers. I then placed little circles of the Fine Tip Glue Pen over the scribbles and the colors bled and create a really cool pattern!
I used Cajun Craze and Dapper Denim. See how it marbles?!! Once dry it is see through with the colors showing through what looks like an antique stained glass!!
Once it’s dry………..it takes time, it’s probably a good idea to leave it overnight so you don’t mess with it! Trust me!
Once the door is cut out with the thinlit, place the Window Sheet down on the back side (the side that opens).
NOT sure why I took this picture of the door UPSIDE down other than to get a better picture! Can you see the two colors?!!
I have magnet strips on the door between this layer and the next which will sandwich the Window Sheet so you won’t see it. I placed magnets under the inside of the door (under the saying too), so when the card is standing the door won’t flap open. It makes it snap together.
Here is a picture of the other side of the door attached so the Window Sheet is between them:
It REALLY looks like Antique glass, right?
Here is a pic of the card:
Can you see the dog and the cat cuddling together?! I put a piece of ribbon between the door and the ‘sandwich’ so it can’t be seen other than the part I want to help open the door.
Here is the door open:
The welcome mat is stamped and then I cut fringes in the layer under it so it looks like a mat!
I would love to hear what you think! Too much?
Here is a picture of the inside:
I love the dog basket!!
That’s it for today!! Hope you liked it! Subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss anything!!
Don’t forget that I have Blog Candy!! Here is what you can win:
Just leave a comment here or on my Facebook Page TedderBearStamping, I am doing the drawing on the 15th of May! Only 3 days left! Each and Every comment you leave (on any post!) will be counted! Good Luck!!
A California Girl living in North Carolina
For the last week and a half I have been SICK! I’m on the mend so thought I would bring you a new Card from the SU! stamp set called At Home With You! This is another very versatile stamp set! You can do Birthday’s, thank you, Christmas, Fall and today I am doing a Surprise! Birthday card!
For the windows in the door I wanted to show you a Technique that I came up with! It was quite by accident, but I will take it!! I LOVE techniques and am always trying new things! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t AND SOMETIMES I get surprised! LOVE when that happens!
I wanted to try different ways of using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and wanted to see what would happen if I colored on a Window Sheet with a Marker and then laid down a nice shallow layer of glue over it……….and OMGoodness!! The glue didn’t make the ink from the marker brighter which is what I ‘thought’ it would do, it MARBLED it! Woot! Woot!! I let it dry and it came out so pretty!! Here is a picture:
Isn’t it pretty!!?? This isn’t the one I used for this post, but I forgot to take a picture of the one I used. The one above WAS for a project that I will be putting on another blog where I will be competing for the best cards……….I ended up NOT using the one above ’cause gosh darnit, I got impatient (yes! I know you are surprised!! NOT!!) and I touched it! Well, Poo!! So, I did another one, and used two colors and I put the glue on another way and it came out even better!!!! So, Now I am not so upset that I got impatient! LOL I WILL ‘try’ to be patient with the one that is drying at this moment. Cross fingers!!
On to the card!! Squirrel!! Sheesh! Reign me in! I wanted to use Cherry Cobbler because I have neglected that poor color lately and decided that I needed to use it! I stamped the door image in Versamark and then heat embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. Silver goes really well with Cherry Cobbler!
I stamped the plant, welcome mat, wreath and the present in Memento Black and then colored over with my Blender Pens and SU!’s inks! Once the Memento is dry you can totally color on it and it won’t bleed!! I also put some Wink of Stella on top to add that bit of sparkly that I HAVE to have on a lot of my cards……who doesn’t like SPARKLE!!??
Can you see the Stained Glass on the Door Window?!! I used Soft Suede 5″ X 3 3/4″ to put behind the door and ran it through the Big Shot using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder! Each image: Door (2 pieces), wreath, matt, present and flower pot has thinlits that fit them!! Once you color them it’s easy to run right through and they look so pretty!!!
I didn’t want the Stained Glass to show when you opened the door, so I sandwiched the window sheet with the ‘stained glass’ between two pieces of the door.
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Here is the Blog Candy:
Happy Heart Embossing Folder can be yours!! And the best thing is that it won’t take much effort on your part at all! Leave a comment here on my blog or on my Facebook Page TedderBearStamping, it can be a comment on MULTIPLE posts, each time you comment you are in the running for the drawing that will be held on the 15th of May! That’s only 5 days from now! Eeeck!! Don’t waste any time! LOL I love Embossing Folders, and hope that you do too!!
I’ll be back soon!! Can’t wait to show you how the Stained Glass window I did for Kylie’s International Blog Highlight May 2017 came out!! Hopefully it dries the way I want it to, AND that I am patient!!
A California girl living in North Carolina!
Today I am playing with Eastern Beauty, a NEW stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This stamp set is so Versatile!! I have seen so many different ways of stamping with this set so I thought I would give it a try and just play with it! I DID end up making a card! And I love how it came out!
Here it is:
It’s a monochromatic card using ONE ink pad! The ink I used is Dapper Denim! To get the two different colors I just stamped once on a scratch paper before I stamped on the cardstock.
The cardstock I used is Dapper Denim and Soft Sky. The measurements are:
Dapper Denim: 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, scored at 1 1/4″ and another piece 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (I had to cut it this way since the thinlit won’t fit through the Big Shot from side to side. The flap that I scored fits over the back of the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ )
Soft Sky: 5 1/4″ X 4″ and 5 1/4″ X 3″
I then placed the curvy Thinlit from Seasonal Layers on the bottom of each piece (away from the flap on the one, and along the smaller Soft Sky) centering it on each side so it is even. NOT at at same time though!
Stamped this first:
Then turned stamp….
There are all kinds of ways to do this! You can place the diamond shape further apart and get this:
Then go from there:
I put a different middle on this one! Plus I stamped that pretty 3 point exclamation (not sure what to call it!) at each curve.
I stamped the Life is Beautiful stamp along the curve at the bottom twice and then once more stamped the ‘diamond’ shape but stamped off since I wanted it to be lighter than the words.
Here’s more images from this stamp set:
This one uses the stamp from the set that has the point in the middle, just line it up and stamp between each valley and it looks like a Spirograph from when I was a kid!
Hope you love this stamp as much as I do! I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with it! I would love to hear from you which image YOU like best! Just place a comment here and you will also be eligible for my Blog Candy! Which is this:
I LOVE Embossing folders, don’t you?! Comment before May 15th and you might get this in YOUR mail box! You can also put a comment on my Facebook Page TedderBearStamping and I’ll put you in the drawing!
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A California Girl living in North Carolina
Welcome to the NCDemo Blog Hop! We do this on the last Sunday of every month, so be sure to come back! I know you will love all the Mother’s Day ideas we have for you this month!
Mother’s Day is coming and since my Mom is no longer with us, I usually plan for my own day. I normally just tell my kids what I want and then they get it…….this year I made my OWN Mother’s Day gift!
My story starts with a conversation I had with my 16 y/o daughter. Me: I’m tired of emptying the dishwasher, when it’s your chore!?
Her: I don’t know when it’s clean or dirty!
Me: Well, how about I make a sign saying whether it’s clean or dirty?
Her: Yeah, that would work!
So, the very next day I went to work! I definitely want her to do her chores, and I had an idea in my head already!!
I LOVE Paper Pumpkin! It’s a cool kit that has everything needed to make something crafty!
Here is a picture of the box for April:
This was what was inside! Sara gave us a special gift this month…..Watercolor Pencils, with a great brush to use!
Now, here is everything that was in the box!! Can you believe how much is in that box!!??
Paper Pumpkin comes every month, and it is always a delicious surprise!! It always comes with an ink spot, stamp set and everything needed to have a fun filled afternoon! And if you go to Pinterest you will find TONS of ideas! Go ahead, do a search for Paper Pumpkin, April 2017. There are soooooo many ideas, you can pick as many as you want, or you can follow the directions in the Paper Pumpkin box and make what they planned! Every month it is like getting a Birthday gift in your mailbox! If you are interested, and don’t have a demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! I would love to be yours! You can order this to come every month, or you can just get one and test it out! But, if you are like me…..you won’t want to miss even one!
Continuing my story! I want my daughter to have NO EXCUSES to empty the dishwasher so I made a magnetic sign to put on the front so she will know when it is ready for her to empty it! Now, this doesn’t mean that I won’t STILL have to remind her, BUT she won’t have any excuses! heehee
This is what I made:
When the dishes are CLEAN, the clean is on top so you can read it, when it’s dirty, it’s the other way around:
To make this, I stamped the word Clean from an old alphabet set I have, and stamped it on the Watercolor paper from the kit (totally blank piece) using Versamark and clear Embossing Powder. You can’t see it since it’s totally clear, but when you go to color over them the Clear EP keeps the color off! I then used the pencils to scribble across the watercolor paper in stripes, even over the words. I made sure that I got a good coverage and then went over the pencil with the watercolor brush to make it soft and to have a nice progression between the colors.
I stamped the splotch image all over the Water colored paper, staying away from the ‘Clean’ I stamped. Then I used one flap from the envelopes that are inside the kit over the piece I stamped and colored, it’s so pretty with the black splotches on it! The flowers in the kit are sooooo pretty! They are sparkly on both sides, but one side is smooth, this is the side I placed a dimensional (ALSO in the kit!) The leaves are in the kit, and go perfect with the flowers!
Have I convinced you yet that Paper Pumpkin is great??!! My hope is this sign will make my daughter empty the dishwasher!! LOL I’m not holding my breath!
I now have this Stinkin’ Cute sign on my dishwasher, and I had fun making it! Win/Win!
Don’t forget I have Blog Candy!! Drawing is on May 15th. Everytime you post a comment on ANY post on my blog or post a comment on my Facebook page, you will be put in a drawing to maybe win this:
A California Girl living in North Carolina
Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is so fulfilling! I get to meet so many great people, learn new techniques AND I get to pre-order product from the NEW Catalog! It’s so much fun to be able to not only SEE new product, but I get to buy it and YES play with it before a lot of people!
THAT is worth the price of admission! LOL I know that is a saying, but to me it is so exciting!!
Not sure I told you this, but it wasn’t until I was introduced to SU! that I found out that I am creative! What?! You could have knocked me over with a feather, to find that out! But, it’s now something that I don’t ever want to live without!
So, now that I have bored you with my reasoning on why I am a Demonstrator with the best company, I will share with you the card I made with the New stamp set Eastern Beauty:
It’s hard to see in this picture but I used the Sparkle Embossing Folder on the Black Cardstock, it matches the Designer Series Paper Eastern Palace perfectly! Stampin’ Up! thinks of everything!
The Designer Paper is that beautiful new In Color Lemon Lime Twist, and did you know that Fresh Fig ink goes great with Lemon Lime Twist AND Eggplant Envy! I also used the Glitter Enamel Dots that go with these colors great!
Here is the inside of the card:
Love, Love, Love this set! You also can’t see in the picture, but the small flowers on the bottom have a Glue Dot inside the center and then I pushed Dazzling Diamonds into it, they make the perfect circular accent, AND they are Cheap! lol And because the Dazzling Diamonds are on them, they aren’t sticky anymore on top!
Again, don’t forget about the Blog Candy that I am offering!
May 15 is the date that I will have the drawing where you may be able to get it for FREE! I love embossing folders, them give you the best texture and it just makes you want to touch the card! You get into the drawing, just by commenting on any post here on my blog or on my Facebook Page between now and the 15th! And there isn’t any limit on how many times you want to comment! Go back as far as you want on this blog, and comment away! 🙂
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A California Girl living in North Carolina!
How does time get away from me? I know! It’s because I get to stamping in my stamp room and time just flies!
As I went to bed last night, I was thinking of what had to be done……….THIS is why it’s so hard to shut my brain off when I go to bed! I thought I still had plenty of time to come up with a Star Wars birthday card for my Grandson, Isaac. NOPE!! I am in North Carolina, he’s in California and his birthday is in 3 days! NOT sure it will get there in time, but I’ve been talking and thinking about this card for a MONTH! 🙂 Does that count?
Here is what I came up with (thanks to Pinterest and Carrie Rhodes!):
I am NOT a big Star Wars Fan, so thank goodness for Pinterest! 🙂 Now, don’t get me wrong, I like Star Wars, I’m just not a HUGE fan! I hope he likes it! My daughter wants me to make one of each Character, I already made Yoda, so anyone have any pictures of anyone who might have made the other characters? I have ONE year to plan! hahaha Hope I make it on time!
Here is some of the pieces used to make it, some are retired, but all are from Stampin’ Up!, (see below for all product) glad I held on to them!
Of course I trimmed all the circles away, BUT you might want to learn from me……..wait until the glue is DRY before doing that! I had to start over! Thankfully the mail hadn’t come by the time I finished!
Hope you enjoyed this post, and that you will come to my rescue and send me other Star War cards that I can copy!
If you live in the United States and don’t have a demonstrator I would LOVE to be yours! Anyone who buys from me will get a handmade card in the mail thanking them for their purchase…..you never know it just might be one you see on my blog! Also subscribe to my Newsletter and get some great stamping ideas!
Now, onto the Blog Candy!! I am GIVING AWAY an Embossing Folder! What do you have to do to be in the drawing to get it? You just have to leave me a comment here on my blog, any post until May 15th. I will put everyone in the drawing who comments here and on my Facebook page TedderBearStamping, That’s it! No buying anything, just commenting! You can comment as many times as you want on different posts and it will count!
Here is what you can be in the drawing for!:
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A Girl from California living in North Carolina
Today I am sharing a NEW stamp set due out in June from SU!, called Colorful Seasons! I also used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits with it!
Here is what I made:
I want to be sitting in that chair drinking some tea and watching the water go by! Don’t you? To make this card look like it was in a frame, I made my own frame out of Soft Sky cardstock from Stampin’ Up!
I also used the stamp set Lovely as a Tree to give the scene some dimension! I had this card in my head since Friday and I just HAD to try and see if I could get it to come out of my head onto card stock and look just as pretty! I think I did, what do you think?
Here is a closeup of the flowers in the tree:
I cut out the stamped images using the Thinlit and then with the Berry Blast inked flower I added some of SU!’s Fine Tip Glue so it would make it look puffy and shiny! Love these new Colors! For the light pink I used the NEW In Color Powder Pink!
Here is a side view of the card so you can see how I made it look framed:
All of the flowers and the branches come off the framed Soft Sky piece of card stock! I DID add pieces of the Foam Adhesive Strips onto the back of not only the Soft Sky but also each flower, so they wouldn’t get squished down with mailing. I wanted more space than what the Dimensionals would give me so that’s why I used it.
That adirondack (spelling?) chair is so stinkin’ cute! Right? Do you see the glass of ‘tea’ I have sitting there?
Here’s the inside of the card:
I hope to have more ideas for you in the near future, so be sure and subscribe to my blog to not miss out!
I’ve got some NEW Blog Candy to give away!!
It’s the Happy Heart Embossing Folder by SU! I absolutely love embossing folders, hope you do too! I will be holding the drawing on May 15th! How do you get this for FREE!? You either place a comment here (no limit to how many times) on my blog, or on my Facebook Page (no limit there either!), That’s it! How else can you get a Stamp set for FREE!?
Hope you enjoyed my post today and my Sneak Peek!!
A California Girl living in North Carolina