Saturday, September 28, 2013

Boo-tiful Chipboard Album and Giveaway!

Hello crafty friends....Darlene here!

Halloween is right around the corner so I was inspired to create this Mini Chipboard Album which measures 5" x 7". Most of the products used on this project were generously donated by EK Success.
I started with a plain kraft chipboard album by K & Co. which served as my base. I simply covered the chipboard with fun patterned papers and some beautiful embellishments. The pattern papers were a combination of Martha Stewart, K & Co. and My Mind's Eye. I used Jolee's, Melissa Frances along with K & Co. stickers and embellishments. Using distress ink along the edges of the album, photo mats and embellishments helped give it a vintage feel.
I always keep a basket of mini albums on my coffee table and change them out every few months. Chipboard albums are wonderful for gift giving too. With that said, I have decided to give away this Boo-tiful album! Be sure to go to Facebook and like our Fan Page: HERE and don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post to be eligible to win. A random winner will be chosen on October 5, 2013. Good Luck!
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Trick or Treat Card

Hi Everyone,

Anna here from St@mpAnna Designs.

I am here with another card share. Yep, I am getting into the spirit of Halloween.  :)
Isn't he the cutest?  :)  He is from "Dylusions" Stamps by Ranger.  The name of the set he came from is Monster Mash.  I stamped him out on Copic x-press it paper and colored him in with my copic markers. He did not come with the circles on his coat so I drew those in with my Copic Multi-liner and filled in with purple Spica glitter pen.  I fussy cut him out and popped him up on the finished card and then added a little glossy accents to eyes.

The green paper is by K & Company Tim Coffey Specialty Paper called:  TC Halloween 6 x 6 specialty pad. (as part of the Creative Artist Team this was a courtesy of EK Success Brands)

The other paper is DCWV and regular black card stock for the base.

The Sentiment stamps is by Inkadinkado (another Courtesy of EK Success Brands in my last box I received.)  The set is called :  Halloween Expressions wood stamp set and can be found by clicking HERE. I stamped it on piece of white card stock scrap and cut it out with fish tails on each end.  I then inked around the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the card.  


Monday, September 16, 2013

Start 2 Finish: Skull Card Video

Hey Everyone,

Anna here from St@mpAnna Designs.  

With the Coolness in the air here in New Jersey it is feeling a little bit like fall.  Some are already seeing the change in leaves falling at their doorsteps or on their adventures outdoors.  That put me in the mood for Halloween.  I love this time of year.  :)  It always puts a smile on my face just thinking about it.  

I don't know about you- but every single year I can't pass up a new Halloween stamp or two, or even 10. {SMILE}.  This year was no different.  When I seen this set at the store, it just fell into my hands to take home with me.  Well, to be honest with you, this was one of 4 stamp sets I bought this day.  :)  I tell you, this is a sickness I have.  lol  

Today I have a video for you.  This video will show you from start to finish on how I created this card below.  

Please be kind- as I haven't done to many videos.  :)  I am still learning on how to use the Windows Movie Maker.  I did fast forward though the coloring process after I got started.  

Here are the supplies I used.  Thanks for stopping by!  
Stamp set used:  Tim Holtz- Skull Blueprints with die
Ink:  momento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink-Pumice Stone
copic markers:  W1, W3, & W5
Paper:  DCWV The Spooky time Cardstock Matstack, The Spookytime Stack, Copic Xpress-it White cardstock, Black Cardstock,  
Adhesive:  EK Success Herma dotto classic, EK Success 3D foam Adhesive Squares
Diecut Machine:  Sizzix Big Shot with magnetic plate


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Using the Rhonna App...

Some of us Crafting Journals Contributors are CAT team members for EK Success Brands. I was at AC Moore yesterday and saw a couple of the signage signs I did last Spring. Of course I had to take pictures and then I "had" to edit at least one of them with the Rhonna App. I hope you like it. Have a nice day! Vi Haverick


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Rhonna App - Photo Editing

A quiet Saturday morning with a cup a coffee, the computer and my Iphone is a great way to start the weekend. As I shared yesterday on The Crafting Journals' Facebook page, I have been enjoying the Rhonna Farrer App. Adding filters, graphics and text to my photos has been so easy with this App. I paid for it a couple of months ago, but it was picked as an App of the week and is free this week. If you haven't downloaded it yet, then head on over to the App store and pick it up.

Here is one of the first photos I edited with the App and I am going to print it and use it in my Project Life book. Journaling is done. I will add a few other photos from the Fourth of July and call it a day.

The App has some simple tutorials that you can learn about filters, masking and other general uses of the application.   This is one of the photos I did last weekend.   I did it in the car on our way back to the hotel in Virginia.  It was a half hour ride and I was able to share it with my friend who was with us from my phone as soon as it was done.
Here is one of my favorites so far which captured one of the last days of Summer with my son and his friends at the park.   The boys had their first real Summer of independence.     My son had called for me to bring them waters and ice pops to the little league field.   As I waited in the car for them to finish their refreshments, I snapped this photo from the car.   I was happy to have something to commemorate this milestone of a Summer for these 11 year old boys.   I am sure when my son is older he will appreciate having this photo in his scrapbook.

If you have the App, then please share some of your projects on our Facebook page.   I would love to see what you have learned to do.  It is so much fun and easy!   :)    
Now to finish my coffee...until next time....Vi Haverick


Friday, September 6, 2013

You make me HAPPY

Hey There Everyone!  

Anna here from St@mpAnna Designs.  Hope you all are doing great on this beautiful Friday!  Weather here in Northern New Jersey is a nice 72 degrees.  Whats the weather like in your neighborhood?  

Today I am sharing a project I made and I hope it makes you HAPPY.

This Cute tin has Hershey Nuggets inside. I wrapped each of the candies with pattern paper.  I created a belly band to go around the tin with pattern paper.  The tag was created with a WRMK Tag and I stamped the cute snail from Whipper Snapper Designs with Momento ink and colored with my copic markers.  With a fabric flower and a sentiment to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today and we will see you next time on the blog.