Friday, November 30, 2018

*NEW* Challenge: The Rainbow Card Challenge DT Call!

Hello, friends, and welcome! I am SO excited to announce that I am launching new challenge in January called The Rainbow Card Challenge! I hope to inspire AND be inspired by you!

I am looking to have some crafty friends join me and the very lovely and talented Jacqueline Mantle in the endeavor. Are you interested? Take a peek at all the details!

Here is the commitment you will be making if you are chosen to be a Design Team Member:
  1. Make one creation (preferably a card) each month with the assigned color(s).
  2. Post the card to your blog (linked back to the challenge) and to the appropriate post here on The Rainbow Card Challenge blog.
  3. Comment on your assigned entries each month.
  4. Check in to our DT Facebook Page at least weekly for any updates that may be posted there.
That's it! We're trying to keep this easy and low key, something FUN and inspiring for all involved! So, how do you apply? Here's what we're looking for:
  1. Link a monochromatic creation below.
  2. In your post, please describe your style of crafting and why you would like to be a member of our team.
  3. Link back to THIS POST at The Rainbow Card Challenge and include the DT call header above so others can find the call.
Here is a monochromatic inspiration board, in case you're needing it!

I cannot wait to see all the gorgeous creations we know you have up your sleeves! This call will run from today, Nov. 1st, 2018, until Dec. 1st, 2018 at noon Central Time. If you have any questions regarding this call, please email me at onastampageATgmailDOTcom. Happy crafting, friends!



Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!


Hello, friends! Happy Thanksgiving! I am so grateful for all of you and so much more! I just LOVE this time of year! The weather is getting cooler (for which this teacher who has recess duty NEEDS), spirits are high, and the opportunities to share and give are endless! Today I have a card that I made using digital elements from Ooh La La Scraps with a thankful sentiment. This card was made for one of the staff members at the school I work at. It takes a focused team to help, and I am so thankful for all the amazing people I get to work with daily!


Ok, so technically this is two cards. One that is plain and flat (this is the one that went to the coworker--he isn't into frills, but our staff needed to thank him), and the other has some twine, Card Candi, and a key charm added for some texture and interest. This card is yet to be given, but it will be soon, I hope! The digital paper and images are from the Nearly Fall digital scrapbooking kit from Ooh La La Scraps. I created the layering and sentiment myself, and put the focal panels together using Adobe Photoshop.


I totally adore the way these turned out! The simple fall vibe really makes my heart happy right now. I hope you like them, too! I can't wait to hear your comments below--they totally make my day!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges:






Thank you again for stopping by today, friends! If you are interested and looking for a *NEW* challenge and/or design team, please check out my *NEW* challenge, The Rainbow Card Challenge, coming January 2019 with a DT call going on NOW! That's all I have for now, but I hope to be back again soon! Until next time, HUGS and happy crafting, all!


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Guest Designer: Crafter's Castle


Hello, crafty friends! I am super excited to get to be a guest designer this month at the Crafter's Castle Challenge! Thank you to Janie for inviting me, and for all the DT members and their welcoming kindness! The challenge theme this month is "Anything Holiday Goes"! The sponsor for this month's challenge is OohLaLaScraps (an Etsy Shop). Please visit them to see the amazing variety of products they have! I just know that you will find the perfect item for your next digital creation!

For my project today, I've used the Naughty or Nice digital scrapbook kit.

Here is what I created.

Raise your hand if you struggle to create cards that are easy to mail! Me, too! That's why digital design is such a great way to personalize your creations without the bulk! Mail and budget friendly--plus a handmade touch! What's not to love???


I used Adobe Photoshop to create the focal panels these darling Christmas cards. They use digital papers and elements from the Naughty or Nice digital scrapbook kit from OohLaLaScraps. I decided to distress the edges for just a bit more texture before adding them to red cardstock bases. I just LOVE the variety of products in these kits--there is SO MUCH to choose from, and they can be tailored to ANY style of crafting!

To see how my project was created, please check out my video!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on my creations in the comments below! I hope you come join in the fun with us at Crafter's Castle, and don't forget to grab some goodies from OohLaLaScraps, too! Also, check out the creations the other members of this amazing DT have to share!


Until next time, HUGS and happy crafting!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Guest Designer: Crafter's Castle


Hello, crafty friends! I am super excited to get to be a guest designer this month at the Crafter's Castle Challenge! Thank you to Janie for inviting me, and for all the DT members and their welcoming kindness! The challenge theme this month is "Anything Holiday Goes"! The sponsor for this month's challenge is OohLaLaScraps (an Etsy Shop). Please visit them to see the amazing variety of products they have! I just know that you will find the perfect item for your next digital creation!

For my project today, I've used the Nearly Fall digital scrapbook kit.

Here is what I created.

As a teacher, I like to keep thank you postcards around to give to students when they delight me with a picture or other gift. I think setting the example for giving thanks is essential in the education of children, and they love getting a handwritten thank you! Don't we all, really? And isn't Thanksgiving the perfect time to send a small thank you to someone who has helped you? I think so. ;)


I used Adobe Photoshop to create these darling postcards. They use digital papers and elements from the Nearly Fall digital scrapbook kit from OohLaLaScraps. I just LOVE the variety of products in these kits--there is SO MUCH to choose from!

To see how my project was created, please check out my video!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on my creations in the comments below! I hope you come join in the fun with us at Crafter's Castle, and don't forget to grab some goodies from OohLaLaScraps, too! Also, check out the creations the other members of this amazing DT have to share!


Until next time, HUGS and happy crafting!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

CAS Flamingo


Hello, friends! I have been gone for far too long, and decided to take the opportunity to redo my blog and create a card this weekend! I am playing along with a few fabulous challenges, so I hope you'll join me! Here's the card...


I used dies, stamps, and ink from The Stamps of Life, Spectrum Noir markers, punches (retired?) from Stampin' Up! and miscellaneous bling to create this card. Here's a closer look at the details...


It was great to get back into my craft room and create! I think this turned out pretty cute, even if my skills are a bit rusty! What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges~




(Use stitched dies.)

Thanks for stopping by, friends! I hope you all have some time to play along with these fun challenges! I also hope you have a wonderful week! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping!


Project supplies:

Monday, July 9, 2018

Unicorn Birthday


Hi, friends! Thanks for stopping by today! I've been having fun getting out supplies that I haven't used and a few new things, too. For today's card, I used a new to me image from the Unicorn Birthday digital stamp set by Bugaboo. Take a peek...


I colored the sweet image with Spectrum Noir markers, then fussy cut it out. I used stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life to create the sentiment, then added some glitter gems, glitter paper, and textured ribbon for a bit more texture. The focal panel was added to a card base prepped with some pink paper pierced patterned paper (whew--how's that for alliteration?!) with a lavender mat.


I totally adore this creation, and hope you do, too! I can't wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges:




Thanks again for stopping by to take a peek at my creation! I hope you've been inspired to craft and create today! If you are, consider joining in the fun with these fabulous challenge. :) Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Happy Birthday Flowers


Happy Friday, all! I'm back with another CAS creation that has a birthday theme! I kept the colors fun and summery because, 'tis the season! ;) Take a peek...


The floral stamps are from Stampin' Up!. I used a sentiment/cardstock/ink/dies from The Stamps of Life and patterned paper from Papertrey Ink. The glitter washi is from my stash and the enamel dots are from Close To My Heart. I am relatively sure that most of these items, with the exception of stuff from TSOL, are retired. I'm trying to use my supplies! ;)


I adore the way this turned out, and I hope you do, too! I cannot wait to hear what you think in the comments below! :)


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges:




Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you join in the fun with these fabulous challenges! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, all! :)