Sunday, December 30, 2018

Winter Is Cool!


Hello, Jeanette here from the design team. I'm glad you've stopped by the blog today. Are you enjoying winter? Actually so far ours has been pretty mild, but I'm guessing that will change soon and we'll get colder temperatures and even some snow.




To create my sky, iced-over pond, and grassy hillside, I colored broad strokes of Zig Clean color marker onto the watercolor paper and then used a water pen to move the color around to the desired affect. 








 Here's the inside of my card:





Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Be sure to stop by the SumMore Fun online store - a lot of the products are on sale.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Winter Inspiration

Good Morning!

Due to medical reasons, SumMore Fun is making changes. We're liquidating the stamp sets and selling off the expo and red rubber side of the business. Know someone who might be interested? Have them contact us.
We're keeping the stamp rentals and the monthly clubs. If you want to rent our fabulous stamp set designs, visit www.rentsummorefun.com.
Subscribe to our newsletter for details of which stamps are being discounted and when.

Because of this we will no longer be running monthly challenges. Our fantastic design team will still be sharing their inspiration using our stamps so you can see the possibilities with them



We do have a winner of Monthly challenge #2:


Congratulations!

Kathy


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The stamps the design team are using this month are Winter Heart and Sole and Water Color Snowman check out their great designs:

Jeanette: Cre8tive Play


Zig Clean Color Markers
Copic Markers

Inside of card:








Thank you for stopping by and we look forward to sharing more great designs with you.










Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Pine Tree Silhouette Card

Good Morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  The card I am sharing with you uses their Raisin Boat Merry Nature stamp set.
I started out by stamping the trees and the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossing it with WOW White Pearl embossing powder.  It makes such a beautiful pearly silver look!  Then I used Distress Oxide inks in Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Black Soot to blend in a winter night look.
I splashed water on the background, making the Distress Oxides lift a bit, then added dots of liquid applique so it looked like snow.  I mounted the stamped rectangle onto a scalloped rectangle die cut in black and the card was complete!

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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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Marvelous Nature

Hello, Jeanette here from the design team. I'm glad you've stopped by today.

As soon as I saw the Raisin Boat Merry Nature stamp set I fell in love with the beautiful Birch Tree stamp. There is just something about the bark of those trees that fascinates me and this stamp captures that look beautifully.

To achieve the look I wanted, I actually stamped the tree on a piece of scrap paper and fussy cut the trunk of the tree out to use as  mask when sponging the background. The hillside was sponged with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink and the sky was sponged with Ranger Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. Once my sponging was complete, I stamp the beautiful quote from Aristotle and the little sparkles in the sky. A squirrel brad completed the look.




This closeup view shows the beautiful script of the quote:



Be sure to head to the SumMore Fun store where many of the stamps/products are marked down in price, like the Merry Nature stamp set I used for today's card.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Merry Nature Tag




Hello and Happy Thursday 


I am honoured to be guest designer for December and January. 
This is my second post and it's a quick and cute winter tag.
I hope you enjoy. 

I created this tag using a scrap of a galaxy background I had previously created and used for another card.  Could not waste any of it as I just loved how it turned out. 

Merry Nature (10286-Z)                                           

I created this background using the Gansi Tambi water colours and just added to some canon paper very loosely
(for more details on the background head to my blog)



I didn't actually have any more tags in my stash, so I took one that I had already finished and traced the shape on to the back of the galaxy paper, I cut it out and rounded the corners with my
We R Memory keeper corner rounder.

From there I pulled out the Merry Nature stamp set and my Misti and stamped out the big beautiful tree three time using pine needle distress oxide.  I had to readjust the height each time I stamped to give it some dimension.


 Once the trees were dried a bit I went in with a sponge and some white Gesso I added the ink onto the stamp in away that it would just add just the right about of snow to the tree.  From there I pulled out some scrap white paper and my stitched lawn fawn die.  I created a little hill to ground my trees and bring it all together.  I added white glitter to the stitched lines.

 I pulled out a small snowflake stencil and some Nuvo glimmer paste and went over the whole scene just to add a little extra sparkle. 

I finished off the tag with the sentiment from the set, which said "In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous - Aristotle".  I heat embossed this with gold powder onto a vellum strip.  I added some gold ribbon to tie everything together. 


Thank you, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays
 Seasons Greetings







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!

New to SumMore Fun?
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Or use BETH10 as your discount code at checkout for 10% off.
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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.
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https://www.victorineoriginals.com



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


Congratulations!



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and email summorefundt@gmail.com 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