Sunday, June 30, 2013

Surf's Up Blog Hop - Damask Divas

Hi and Welcome to another exciting blog hop from the Damask Divas!  This month, we have created projects using the new paper pack, Surf's Up.  This paper is packed with beach themed designs and is perfect for displaying your summer photos.

If you came from Traci Williams' blog, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check out the full list of participants on the Damask Divas blog.

My project is a mini album using photos from our recent vacation in beautiful southern California.  It has been a year since we moved to the east coast and we definitely miss the west!  I wanted to create this album so we could look back and remember the fun day we had playing in the sand.

Thank you for visiting today!  The next blog belongs to Shirley Bernal.  I hope you have a great time on our hop checking out all of the creations using the Surf's Up paper pack.  If you get lost feel free to return to the Damask Divas blog to get back on track.  Have a great day!

Supplies used are:
Colonial White cardstock
Chocolate and Sorbet ink pads
My Creations Bookmark album (retired)
Shimmer Designer Brads (retired)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mojo Monday # 299

Hello Friends!  Thank you for stopping by to check out my Mojo Monday card.  This card was made using the Surf's Up paper pack from Close to my Heart and features two great stamp sets that are only available for the month of June.
 The "Thank You" stamp set is from a really wonderful promotion from Close to my Heart that takes place from May 30, 2013 to June 30, 2013.  When you purchase this stamp set, 100% of the profit will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid tornado victims in Oklahoma.  This stamp set will be available again in the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book but was released early just for this promotion.  Make sure you get one (or more) and help out a great cause!

I wanted to use the Surf's Up paper pack because it coordinates great with the June Stamp of the Month  A Flowering Bunch.  This beautiful stamp features images that are great to use with our exclusive inks marker sets or watercolor pencils.  You can make this stamp set yours for only $5 with a $50 purchase or by itself for $17.95.  Hurry, this stamp set is only available for a few more days!
To make this card, I stamped the "Thank You" image onto a 2" piece of White Daisy card stock that I cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  Then I inked the edges with ink.  I stamped the flower image and two leaves onto White Daisy and added some color.  For the leaves, I used Ponderosa Pine markers and alternated with the lighter color.  For the flower, I used the Sorbet ink pad and the alcohol blending marker to create light and dark points in the flower.  The circle shape was cut at 2 1/2" from the Artiste cartridge using chocolate card stock and the base was made from a 5" x 10" piece and folded.


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Supplies used:
Surf's Up paper pack
Chocolate grosgrain ribbon
Chocolate exclusive inks stamp pad
Ponderosa Pine exclusive inks marker set
Alcohol Blending Marker
White Daisy cardstock
Sorbet exclusive inks stamp pad
Thank You stamp set
A Flowering Bunch SOTM for June
Cricut Collections Artiste, Art Philosophy
Pearl Badge Buttons (NLA)