Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Guest Designer - Market Street Stamps

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Hi Everybody,

I am very honored to be back a second time this month as a featured blogger at Market Street Stamps.


I'm using the stamp set called Baby Basics.  It's the perfect set for making congratulatory baby cards, shower cards and thank you cards for baby gifts.  This is what the stamp set looks like.  Lots of options for making your cute baby cards! 

 




 I paper pieced the teddy bear, stamped stars as the background and added some stickles to a few of the stars.  I had a lot of fun with this set!   This was an easy card to make but still cute because of the sweetness of the stamps. 


Supplies
Stamps - Market Street Stamps, Baby Basics
Ink - Memento Ink, Rich Cocoa and Angel Pink
Card Stock - Gina K Designs White and Bubblegum Pink
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug Designs, Sugar and Spice

Gems - Want2Scrap
Ribbon - Ribbon Carousel
Stickles, Diamond


It's been such a pleasure designing with Market Street Stamps this month.  Please stop by their blog and show some love at Market Street Stamps Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Besties Stamps - Belinda Bubbles

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Hi everybody,
I'm posting a card today from the Scrapbook Stamp Society collection (Sherri Baldi Stamps), called Besties.  This stamp is called Belinda Bubbles.  If you haven't been to their SHOP, please take a minute and see how adorable the digis are.  Other products are sold as well.

I made this card using the digi, Belinda Bubbles.  The greeting, which I thought was perfect for this card, is from Kraftin' Kimmie called Bridgette. The patterned paper is My Minds Eye, On The Sunny Side.  I used Spellbinders Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle around the image and a petite oval and petite scalloped oval around the greeting and colored her with copics.  I used white and blue/green pearls for the bubbles and thought they turned out SO CUTE!




I told you she was adorable.  Please check out Sherri Baldy's Facebook Page also to see some beautiful cards made with these stamps.  Do you like challenges?  There are challenges on the Challenge Blog.  You can win anything from copics to digis.  If you could follow their blog and show them some love that would be awesome.  Well, look for more cards in the near future using these super cute stamps!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Birthdays Are Fun - Digistamps4joy Challenge

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Hi everybody,

Time for another challenge over at Digistamps4joy.  HERE is a link to the challenge page for more details.  The theme is Birthdays are Fun!  I chose to use an image called Celebrate Celia.  No need for a greeting with this image.... this image says it all!  LOL! 

Here is the card I made....




Supplies:
Stamp - DS4J Celebrate Celia

Cardstock - Gina K Designs, Red Hot
Patterned paper - Fancy Pants Designs, The Good Life
Ribbon - Ribbon Carousel, Red Twill Ribbon
Spellbinders Petite Oval and Petite Scalloped Oval

Copics - colored image
Flowers - Recollections
White Brads - Spare Parts




I hope you'll take part in this challenge, thinking about making a birthday card or project and have fun!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

For Your Inspiration Challenge #40


 Hi everybody,
It's time for another challenge at For Your Inspiration.  Here is a link to the challenge, For Your Inspiration Challenge.  It is a photo inspiration challenge.  Below is the photo that needs to be used for inspiration.






 Here is the card I made...



 I was inspired by the pink flowers along the road.  That's how I came up with this card.

I hope you have time to play.  Again, here is the link to the challenge,  Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!



Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sin City Scraps - Gold Medallion



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Hi everybody!  I wanted to share a card with you made with stamps from  Sin City Scraps. If you've never used their rubber stamps, please give them a try. I used a beautiful sets on this card called Rosette Hearts.  I love using beautiful background stamps which is what I used on this card.  I embossed the flower on this card and used perfect pearls on the background.  For those of you who may not know how to emboss or have never used Perfect Pearls, I made a tutorial. 



 Here are the stamps I used....




 I used a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" card stock base and a 3-3/4 x 4-7/8" black card stock and black and gold scraps.

First, cover background stamp with embossing ink, such as Versamark and stamp the black piece of card stock.  Use Perfect Pearls to dust color all over the Versamark ink.  I used gold and a little copper around the edges and corners.




There are 2 brushes in the Perfect Pearls kit.  Use the skinny brush to brush on the powder and the larger brush to brush off any excess powder.  Then, spritz with water to set it.  I have a small squirt bottle with water that I keep in my craft room.


 Next, to emboss, I stamped the flower in Versamark on black card stock and poured gold embossing powder over it.  You will want to use an anti static pad first before you emboss.  Just rub the pad over the paper you're going to emboss on and it will take away the oils, dirt, etc., so the powder only sticks on the Versamark.





Blow off any excess powder that may be left on the card stock and use heat gun to emboss.  It will only take a few seconds.  The gold powder will turn shiny when it is done.


 You can see the difference. Now the gold powder looks metallic.

Next I cut out the flower with a 2-1/8" Spellbinders circle die.  I placed the die where it should go and taped it to the card stock.  This ensures that the die won't move and will cut the image perfectly centered.



This is what it looks like after cut out with Big Shot. 

 Next, I went a size up to cut out the gold circle.  It is 2-3/8".  The black scalloped circle is 2-7/8" scalloped circle.



 I put pop dots behind each layer to really build it up and then attached to the background piece of card stock.  Then just glue that piece of card stock to the card base.  Again, the finished card looks like this....






Trust me, it is much prettier in real life.  Obviously, you can use any color card stock and embossing powder you'd like.  I just like the look of gold on black.



I hope you enjoyed my tutorial using Sin City Scraps deeply etched rubber stamps.  I know if you give them a try, you'll like them as much as I do and create beautiful projects that you'll want to show off on your blogs.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Until next time, Regina Hardy
Cards by Regina 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Love is in the Air Theme - RCC77

Hi Everybody,

Have you played yet in this month's Ribbon Carousel challenge?  The theme is Love Is In The Air and you still have time to enter your project to win a Ribbon Carousel!  Head on over to the Ribbon Carousel Blog  for some inspiration from the DT. 

Here's the card I made for this challenge....

I was trying to use a little humor with this challenge as you can see....


This card shows Love Is In The Air, literally.  LOL!! 


The plane and banner stamps are Unity and the clouds are Close To My Heart stamps .  I inked the card stock with Memento Summer Sky ink.  I used twine on the plane propeller, to hook the plane and banner together and on the button.   Here is a link to the store, http://shop.ribboncarousel.com/.  The greeting is by Technique Tuesday, Smooch by Ali Edwards. 
The button is from Archivers.  I used Crystal Stickles on the clouds. 



I hope you'll find time to play in this challenge.  If you love ribbon like I do, you'll want to win a Ribbon Carousel to organize it.   Here's a link to the page in the store to see the Ribbon Carousels,  http://shop.ribboncarousel.com/Ribbon-Carousels-Spools_c56.htm.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Close To My Heart Introduction and Card

Hi everybody,

I am excited to have my starter kit as a Close To My Heart Consultant. I have to admit when I was asked if I was interested in selling it, I wasn't sure because I had never tried the product.  I wanted to try the stamps,  feel the papers, etc., to make sure the quality met the highest standards possible.  I was very impressed!  The clear stamps stamped perfectly and I could feel the quality.  The ink was very nice, stamped clean.  The card stock and patterned paper was beautiful.  I know this is going to sound ridiculous but I was even impressed with the 4x5 acrylic block in the kit.  There is a line at the very bottom of the block if you want to make sure your stamp is lined up straight like at the bottom of the page for instance. It's the perfect size and you can tell by the weight that is a nice quality block.  There is also cute chipboard if you like to use that, a card making idea book, scrap booking idea book and more. 

If you would be interested in more information about becoming a consultant yourself, please let me know.  You would be able to purchase the supplies at a discount.  If you would like to place an order, I would be glad to help you with that as well.  Below is a link to my Close To My Heart web page. 




 Here is a picture of some of the gorgeous papers included in the kit.  Drool!  LOL!





Here is a card I made using some stamps and paper from my kit. 



The stamp is a pie shape stamp and you can stamp different things in the little pie sections.  I made this one a spinner card.  First time I've made one of these.  This card was a lot of fun to make and slightly different than what I normally create.  I figure a little change can be good, right? 

I just wanted to share my excitement about my new venture with you.  If you have any questions please let me know.  You can reach me on Facebook Cards by Regina page or email at cardsbyregina@gmail.com.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!



Saturday, February 16, 2013

Besties Challenge Blog

Hi everybody,
I'm entering this card into the Scrapbook Stamp Society's Bestie's Blog Challenge.  The Bestie on this card is Bashful Bettie and here's a LINK to buy her.  Here's a link to the Scrapbook Stamp Society SHOP.  In this challenge, you just have to use a Bestie from Sherri Baldi's collection of stamps and use the color pink.  Here's a LINK. to the challenge page.




Enter by tomorrow to win 4 copics and stamps from the shop.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I'm on the Scrapbook Stamp Society Design Team

Hi everybody,
I'm thrilled to announce that I'm now on the Scrapbook Stamp Society Design Team.  I LOVE their stamps!!!  If you haven't been to their SHOP, please take a minute and see how adorable their digis are.  They also sell other products as well. 

I made this card using the digi, Tessy Two Step.  The greeting, which I thought was perfect for this card, is from Gina K Designs, Tag Lines.  The wood grain patterned paper is Authentique Lively.  I used a Spellbinders Deckled Oval die and colored her with copics.  I used a piece of canvas to use with the greeting, popped on some bronze brads and copper nail heads and distressed the oval and canvas with some Memento Rich Cocoa ink.





I told you she was adorable.  Please check out Sherri Baldy's Facebook Page also to see some beautiful cards made with these stamps.  Do you like challenges?  There are challenges on the Challenge Blog.  You can win anything from copics to digis.  If you could follow their blog and show them some love that would be awesome.  Well, look for more cards in the near future using these super cute stamps! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Guest Designer - Market Street Stamps

Hi, my name is Regina Hardy and I am very honored to have been asked to be a guest designer in February for Market Street Stamps.  I live in Lake St. Louis, Missouri, with my husband of 12 years and 3 dogs, the Flinstone clan, Pebbles, Bambam and Barney, two Chocolate Labs and a Pointer/English Springer Spaniel mix.  My hobbies were baking and reading until I discovered card making and now those hobbies have been put on the back burner, along with just about everything else.  I started making cards about 2 years ago and have been an avid card maker ever since.  I don't really have just one style, I make anything from CAS to intricate but mostly in the middle of those.  I recently bought a Silhouette so I'm trying to learn how to take my cards to a new level. 

I'm using the stamp set called Riding By.  It's such a fun set that can be used for a variety of occasions.  This is what the stamp set looks like.




Here's the card I made using this set....


Supplies
Stamps - Market Street Stamps, Riding By
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black and Dandelion, Tim Holtz, Festive Berries
Card Stock - Gina K Designs White and Red Hot
Patterned Paper - Fancy Pants, The Good Life
Gems - Want2Scrap
Twine - The Twinery
Punch - Fiskars Scalloped Border Punch
Copic Markers
Silhouette


I'll be back with a post on 2/27 using another super cute stamp set from Market Street Stamps.   Until then, please be sure and visit my blog at Cards by Regina.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Romance is in the Air - Digistamps4joy Challenge

Hi everybody,

Time for another challenge over at Digistamps4joy.  HERE is a link to the challenge page for more details.  The theme is Romance is in the Air.  I chose to use an image called Pocket Love.  Honestly, I thought the stamp I used said True Love.  Always stamp a rubber stamp before you use it.  Duh!  LOL! 

Here is the card I made....


Supplies:
Stamp - DS4J Pocket Love
Greeting - Gina K Designs True Love
Cardstock -Gina K Designs Black Onyx
Patterned paper - Echo Park, Love Story
Ribbon - Ribbon Carousel Tinsel Edge Ribbon
Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle 
Pearl Heart- Want2Scrap 
Copics - colored image
Twine -The Twinery
Glossy Accents - used on the hearts to give them some dimension and shine.

I hope you'll take part in this challenge, thinking about what romance means to you in terms of creating a project.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Monday, February 11, 2013

I Sell Close To My Heart Now!

Hi everybody!
Just a quick post to let you know that I'm now selling Close to my Heart products.  Attached is a link to my web page so you can look at all of the card and scrapbooking supplies and kits.


 Close To My Heart


If you haven't tried any new products in awhile, it's worth a look.  I can also talk to you about selling it for yourself and having a party where you can earn wonderful hostess gifts.  If you have any questions or would like to place an order, you can send an email either to me on Facebook or to
regina_hardy2@centurytel.net. 

I look forward to helping you with your orders and seeing your beautiful creations. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

For Your Inspiration Challenge (FYI)




Hi everybody!  Today I'm letting you know about a challenge on the For Your Inspiration blog (FYI for short).   This is a photo inspiration challenge.  Here is a link to the challenge.

Here's the photo to inspire your creation.




Here's the card I made for the challenge.  I think my blue should've been darker now that I look at it.  lol  






I used Gina K Designs Kraft card stock and patterned paper is Carta Bella, Traditions.  The stamp is also from Gina K Designs, Stippled Nature.  I used petite oval spellbinders and Cuttlebug embossing folder, Swiss Dots.  Button is from Archivers. 

I hope you'll make time to create a project for this challenge.  There's no right or wrong, it's how you interpret the photo.




I also entered this card in the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  I'm always happy with what my cards look like after using a Mojo Monday sketch.  If you haven't played in one of their challenges or even just used some of their sketches when you're low on mojo, here is a link to their page Mojo Monday.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hearts and Butterflies



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 Hi everybody! This is my first post as a designer for Sin City Scraps. I'm very honored to have been chosen for their first design team. If you've never used their rubber stamps, please give them a try. I used two beautiful sets in the cards called Rosette Hearts and Love of Butterflies. These stamp sets fit my style perfectly as I love to create with both hearts and butterflies.

This first card is a very 'happy' card blinged up big time.

Beautiful Butterfly Card demonstrating Emboss Resist Technique

  I used the stamping technique "Emboss Resist" on this card.
  1. Choose your stamps and stamp with Versamark on card stock in various directions and even stamp off the paper some to make it look random.
  2. Use embossing powder on your Versamark stamped images.  I used white embossing powder.
  3. Use heat gun to heat set the embossing powder.
  4. Choose inks to use to create a resist on the stamped images.
  5. Distress with Tim Holtz distress inks in Wild Honey, Mustard Seed and just a little of Rusty Hinge.
  6. To create this look, use a sponge dauber to add ink on the card making sure to rub over the stamped images.  Use the different color inks randomly on the card. Start with the lightest color and fill in spots with the darker colors.  I take the darker colors and emphasis the stamped images.  Then, go back and fill in any white spots with the lightest colors.
  7. Take a paper towel and rub over the embossed images to remove any ink still on them.
  8. Die cut Spellbinders Petite Oval and Lacey Oval to use for focal image.  For added interest, I used Nestabling Lacey Ovals in Silver from Want2Scrap™.  I used a stamp from Rosette Hearts for the focal image.
  9. Cut butterflies from Cheery Lynn dies and use glue dots to adhere them.
Supplies for Butterfly Card
  • Stamps - butterflies from Love of Butterflies and greeting from Rosette Hearts
  • Card base - Gina K Designs heavy base weight white card stock
  • Layering paper - Gina K Designs white layer weight card stock
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Embossing Powder - Recollections Snow
  • Embossing Ink - Versamark
  • Spellbinders - Petite Ovals and Lacey Ovals
  • Gems - Nestabling Lacey Ovals in Silver from Want2Scrap™
  • Diecut butterflies - Cheery Lynn
 
I wanted this second card to have a romantic feel to it.  It's a simple card but I think it turned out beautiful.

Romantic Card

I LOVE this background stamp from Rosette Hearts.  The focal image is also from Rosette Hearts. It's such a romantic set.  Sometimes background stamps can be hard to work with.  The technique I use is to ink up the stamp really good, lay it down stamp side up and lay the card stock on top of the stamp and rub lightly over the entire stamp.  This works better for me than stamping normally.   Supplies for Romantic Card
  • Stamps - Background and focal image from Rosette Hearts
  • Card base - Gina K Designs heavy base weight white card stock
  • Layering paper - Gina K Designs black onyx and white card stock
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Pearl heart gems - Nestabling Scalloped Hearts in Pink Pearl from Want2Scrap™
  • Olive satin center band ribbon - Ribbon Carousel
  • Metal heart locket embellishment - Hobby Lobby
I hope you enjoyed looking at my first creations using Sin City Scraps deeply etched rubber stamps.  I know if you give them a try, you'll like them as much as I do and create beautiful projects that you'll want to show off on your blogs.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Until next time, Regina Hardy
Cards by Regina