Sunday, December 16, 2018

DIY Designer Paper This Christmas

Hello, Jeanette here from the design team. I'm so glad you've stopping by the blog today. If you love Christmas, you're at the right place. In fact, SumMore Fun Creations on Facebook is having a Christmas Challenge this month, so why not ink up (or use a digital image) from any of the SumMore Fun stamps and join in the fun. Someone is going to win a prize. It might as well be you!

I love designer paper! I have a lot of it, too. BUT... sometimes it is fun to create your own designer paper. I used the Victorine Originals Snowflake Ornament stamp (over and over again) to create the fun background on my card.

The tree on my card is the Victorine Originals Swirl Christmas Tree stamp.
The Merry Christmas is from the Raisin Boat Merry Nature stamp set.

The pictures really don't do this card justice. I used Shimmer White paper so the card glistens, but in the photos it makes look kind of dull. I'm sorry! Maybe you can get a better idea by looking at a closeup.

Thanks again for stopping by. Have a great day and don't forget about the Christmas Challenge at SumMore Fun Creations.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dear Old Santa Tag

Good Morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  The tag I am sharing with you uses the Victorine Originals Large Dear Old Santa stamp.  This stamp seems to magical to me!  I think this is my favorite Christmas creation so far this year.
I stamped the face using Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a kraft tag that I hand-cut, then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then used Prismacolor Scholar colored pencils to color the image.  I added Liquid Applique to the hat to make it look fuzzy and Glossy Accents to the glasses to make them look real!
I matted the tag with black and plaid cardstocks.  I embellished the tag with a Trendy Page Dot, Totally Red and Totally White Trendy Twines, as well as glitter enamel dots.

Remember, we have a monthly challenge going on right right now in the SumMore Fun Creations Facebook group!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Merry Mixed Media Christmas Cards

Mixed Media Christmas Cards

Hello and Happy Tuesday everyone, my name is Nancy  I am honoured to be a guest designer for December and January.
Little about me, I design for a Canadian Online store, as well as sell my own cards. I am also a mom to 3 year old boy/girl twins.  My daughter shares my passion for all things artsy.  She even has her own stamps and always sneaks into my crafty space to play (not always happy about that).

Today's project I am sharing is a mixed media card featuring the Swirly Christmas Tree and the  Merry Nature set

Swirl Christmas Tree (74820-E)Merry Nature (10286-Z)                                     

I started by stamping out the swirly tree with white gesso onto a kraft tag.
Once it was dry I went in with Lucky clover, mowed lawn and pine needles distress oxides.

To get that layered look, I did two layers of each colour.  After the first I spritzed with water and dried with a heat tool.  Then I went back in with more ink.  I spritzed the second layer using gold perfect pearls to add some shimmer.

I set the tag aside to dry and worked on the rest of the card, which is pretty simple.  I decided that I really wanted to make the Swirly Christmas  tree the focal point, so I stamped it out a few time.  Twice onto velum and heat set with gold embossing powder, and the third onto heavy card stock using the pine needles distress oxides.  Also I used a background stamp to add some fine texture to them. 

I fussy cut them out and added to the tag using some vellum in the background to ground it.  I popped up the green tree . I stamped out the Merry Christmas onto a stitched banner using the sentiment from the Merry Nature set.  To finish off the tag portion I added some sparkly twine from my stash, as well as went around the edges with gold ink.

I created an A2 card and die cut some white card stock using a scallop rectangle die.  I cut some gold foil to be just slightly smaller than the base, which I then ran through my die cutting machine with a Christmas embossing folder just to add a little extra something.
With everything cut and stamped it was time to layer it all together and add some bling just to finish it off.

I do apologize if this is long winded.  I really tried hard to keep it short and sweet lol, but I seem to fail miserably, ha ha.

Thank you for stoping by.
 Head on over to the shop and check out all the amazing products.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Not Just a Tree

Hello, Jeanette here from the design team. Something you might not know about me: I like to think outside the box. I like to try new things. I like to surprise people. It's all part of my creative nature.

So, when I saw the gorgeous Raisin Boat Merry Nature stamp set my mind started thinking of other ways to use it.

What do you see in this picture? I see two gorgeous trees, an evergreen and a birch. I see a couple of quotes and some sentiments. And... Yes, wait for it.

I see some branches. If you put that evergreen tree on its side, why not? Then it's the perfect place to hang the gorgeous Victorine Original Snowflake Ornament. Am I right?

I will admit that I tried stamped the Merry Christmas directly onto the Gingham DP. A word to the wise. That did not work. So what's a girl to do? Throw the card - the nearly finished card (gasp!) - in the trash. Definitely not. I simply stamped the sentiment onto a white piece of CS and sponged Antique Linen ink around the edges to match the sponging on the image piece and then I adhered it right on top of the Merry Christmas that didn't look very good on the DP. 

I added a rhinestone to the center of the ornament and wanted to add some balance to the card, so I also added a few of the rhinestones in the lower left corner as well.

You might also notice that there is just a partial bit of black showing below the red striped DP. That is not a mistake; that was intentional. Just another little creative tweak to this particular card.

I hope you liked my card. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Hello, Jeanette (Cre8tive Play) here from the design team. I'm glad you've stopped by today!

Now that it's December (where did November go???) are you getting ready for Christmas? Decorating the tree/home? Shopping, shopping, and more shopping? Making gifts for family/friends? Baking cookies to share with neighbors? And... yes, this is a BIG one... and making Christmas cards?

Of course you are, because that's what we like to do, right?

And that is a good thing... because SumMore Fun has a new challenge going on and the theme is Christmas Crafting. So whether you're making handmade gifts or Christmas cards, we hope you'll participate. You can do so by uploading a picture of your project in the album on the SumMore Fun Creations Facebook group - but be sure to read the rules first. There aren't many rules, but they are important rules. 

So let's get started...

My card was so easy to make! I used the Victorine Originals Swirl Christmas Tree stamp for my focal image and a sentiment from the Raisin Boat Merry Nature stamp set to complement the image.

The Swirl Christmas Tree stamp makes it so easy to add "ornaments" since there are dots at the ends of each of the swirls. I simple poked a hole in each dot and then added a tiny red brad into each hole. 

Now it's your turn. I'll be watching to see what you make. 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Fall-Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop 2018

Monthly Challenge #2

Good Morning and welcome to our challenge!
I hope you like all the changes we have made and have found the transition easy. Your feedback in this posts comments would be welcomed.

This month's challenge theme is Christmas Crafts - show us all the cards and gifts you have been making.
Cards, ATC, Mixed Media, Scrapbook Layouts, Journaling, Planners are welcome as long as there is a SumMore Fun stamped image on them. 

 The Design Team has created some amazing projects to inspire you. You can visit their blogs by clicking on their blog names below, be sure to visit them and leave them some crafty love. 

Please read the rules before entering!

On to the winner of our All Dressed Up Challenge as we only had one person enter it's

Kathy Edwards Asper


please grab the badge below to place on your blog, 
and email to claim your prize.

Thank you to all who participated in our last challenge.
 You have until December 27th at 12 PM CDT to add your projects. The random winner will receive a $20.00 Gift Certificate to spend at the SumMore Fun online store! We will also be picking a design team favorite who will receive a $15 gift certificate.
Don't forget you can use any SumMore Fun stamps to enter and if you subscribe to the newsletter you can get free digital stamps and use these to enter!

On to our design teams gorgeous Inspiration makes:

Jeanette: Cre8tive Play
Using: Swirl Christmas Tree and and sentiment from Merry Nature

Don't Forget you are not adding your entries here but over on our Facebook Page: SumMore Fun Creations for Fun's Sake 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hot Dog Wobble Card

Good Morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  The card I am sharing with you uses the Raisin Boat Canines in Costume stamp set.  I just love how fun that set is!
I stamped the wiener dog from the Canines in Costume stamp set onto white cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black ink, then watercolored it with Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, and Weathered Wood).  The white and black ovals were die cut with Slash Stitched Oval Dies.  I even added an Action Wobble between those two layers so the dog would wiggle :)  I also stamped the Hot Dog sentiment from the same stamp set onto the yellow banner with black ink.
Here is a close up of the Action Wobble.  My boys all LOVED trying it out!  Other products used on this card include papers from the DCWV Good Eats stack and coordinating sequins.

Remember, we have a monthly "All Dressed Up" challenge going on right right now in the SumMore Fun Creations Facebook group!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Crocus Cravings Wreath

Hello, Jeanette here from the design team. I'm so glad you've stopped by today. I don't know about you, but I'm needing some warm weather - and FLOWERS! Yes, sad to say, but I'm already tired of the cold temperatures and snow and it's just barely past Thanksgiving.

What's a girl to do? Stay inside where it's warm... and color flowers, of course.

Aren't they pretty? 
They are from the 

And right now is the perfect time to make a purchase at SumMore Fun.... because this is day 3 of a 4-day sale at the site. The discount code is: BLACKFRIDAY. All of the stamps are 50% off! Everything on clearance will be marked down to $2.00. That includes dies, embossing folders and clearance stamp sets. AND... there will be bonus items included with qualifying orders.

WOW! Let's go shopping!!!

You might have noticed that there isn't a leaf in the stamp set, yet there are two leaves in the floral wreath on my card. Yep, that would be true! See that single flower on the right of the stamp set above I colored the flower GREEN and fussy cut just that one petal out to make a leaf. And then I did it again to make a second leaf. Works for me.

I think I feel better about the weather now that I've experienced a breath of spring with the Crocus Cravings stamp set.

Have a great day! And come back again soon!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

All Dressed Up for a Wedding

Hello, Jeanette here from the design team. Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

In case you didn't know, we're over halfway through the current month-long challenge at SumMore Fun. You still have time to participate but don't delay.

Be sure to post a photo of your entry in the challenge album in the Facebook group SumMore Fun Creations. You could win a $20 gift card to the SumMore Fun store.

Challenge Theme: All Dressed Up

What do you think of when you think of the words All Dressed Up? Perhaps it's because my son just got married a couple of months ago, but when I think of All Dressed Up, I think of weddings. 

One of the rules for participating in the SumMore Fun challenges is you must use a SumMore Fun stamp/image (it can even be one of the digi ones). In case you're not sure what SumMore Fun stamps are, you have a variety to choose from - Raisin Boat, Victorine Originals, Double D, Mirkwood Designs, LDStamps, Deb’s Designs and Brenny Lou Designs brands.

For my card I used the Victorine Originals Wedding Wishes stamp.

The pictures don't show it well, but some of the flowers have a glittery look to them.

This card was actually super easy to make. It's just one piece of designer paper, the stamped sentiment with a mat of black card stock, and some paper flowers and a few pearls.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll make for the SumMore Fun "All Dressed Up" Challenge.

Friday, November 16, 2018

All Dressed Up Challenge Half Way Reminder

Good morning!
We are half way through our Facebook challenge and you have a good chance of winning some SumMore Fun virtual cash to spend on the website!

All you need to do is follow this month's current theme which is All Dressed Up and use at least one of our many stamps (even one of the digital freebies!) and you could win a $20 gift card, if the design team love your make they will be giving a prize of $15.

You don't need a blog, you just need a photo of your creation and post it in the current challenge album on our SumMore Fun Creations Face book Page

Ok this month's theme is All dressed up, yes we have just had Halloween so could be a Halloween make but don't forget about Thanksgiving - turkeys, Christmas, party season it's all go at this time of year and we all have some even to make crafts for that will include dressing up.

We don't just want to see cards, if you do mixed media, scrapbooking, journaling, planners anything goes as long as it's hand made by you and follows our theme.

Our Design Team has been getting their makes dressed up so here's some inspiration for you:


Using: Raisin Boat's Happy Thanksgiving stamp set and 
Victorine Originals' Grove of Trees stamp

Jeanette: Cre8tive Play

Don't Forget you are not adding your entries here but over on our Facebook Page: SumMore Fun Creations for Fun's Sake