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Sign Up for my April Newsletter Featuring Happy Celebrations and Celebrations Duo

Happy Celebrations stamp set and coordinating Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders will be featured in my April Newsletter hitting e-mail inboxes on April 1!

April 2017 samples

Celebrate life's important events with this two-step stamp set designed for multiple occasions and coordinating embossing folders that deboss to create a letterpress look! 

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Happy Stampin'!

Color Therapy for Adults-Inside the Lines Sale-A-Bration Coloring Paper

Inside the Lines-Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31!

Coloring books for adults are everywhere. They bring out the kid—and the Zen—in all of us! Now you can jump on the trend with Sale-A-Bration’s Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. When you’re showing this fun paper in your events make sure to display the various ways to use it.

Paper Details: Black and white for coloring, the packet includes 12 one sided sheets measuring 12"x 12": 3 each of 4 designs.  Acid and lignin free. 

Use watercolor pencils, markers, sponge daubers, or a brayer to add color! 

Many Ways to Color:

  1. Gorgeous Box-Color Therapy-Use markers for detailed coloring like we did on the box.  Just cut the paper out with a die, color, relax, and then assemble.
  2. Card #1- Outside the Lines-Use sponge daubers on the paper for a quick and easy but awesome effect.
  3. Cared #2-Leave it Alone: Don’t forget that the paper has a cool black-and-white look from the start. Use it as a background and add a vibrant element front and center like we did with our fairy.

For more Inside the Lines ideas, please be sure to view Stampin' Up!'s video:

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Don't forget, for every $50.00 spent, you get to choose a free item out of the Sale-a-Bration catalogs.

Don't miss out!  This is a great time to stock up!

Order online 24/7

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Please e-mail me with any questions!

annehayward@wildblue.net

Happy Coloring!

Happy Stampin'!

Playful Pals Easter Bunny

Playful Pals Easter BunnyIt's almost time for Easter!  The Playful Pals stamp set and coordinating Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies are perfect for creating a cute Easter Bunny!

I needed to create an Easter card for my soon to be 6-month-old granddaughter.

  I had the Playful Pals stamp set, and Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies out on my craft table after creating this "Hello Baby" shaving cream card for my niece.

So, I decided they would be perfect for creating a little Easter Bunny.

The base of the rabbit is cut out using part of the triangle box framelits die out of Whisper White card stock.  The eyes, nose, whiskers, ears and feet were stamped using Smoky Slate ink.  I used my Flirty Flamingo marker to color in the ears and eyelids.  The feet were cut out of Whisper White card stock, and the paw pads and nose were cut out of Flirty Flamingo card stock using the framelits dies.   The paws and pads were popped up using Dimensionals.   The bow was cut out of Smoky Slate card stock and popped up using a Dimensional.  A Flirty Flamingo heart enamel shape was added for a little interest.

I will write on the inside "Some Bunny Loves You" as the greeting.  I also added a piece of magnet to the back of the front of the card.  This way, the rabbit piece can be cut away from the base and hung on a refrigerator or similar. 

For more ideas, see more Playful Pals refrigerator magnets HERE

I hope this Playful Pals Easter Bunny made you smile!

If so, I'd love to have you leave a comment!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Playful Pals

Ink: Smoky Slate

Paper: Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Pyramid Pals Framelits Dies, Flirty Flamingo Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals, magnet

 

Happy Stampin'!

Shaving Cream Background Technique-Playful Pals Teddy Bear

Shaving Cream Background Technique Pyramid Pals Bear

Combine the soft swirls of the Shaving Cream Background Technique with the stamp set Playful Pals and coordinating Pyramid Pals Framelits Dies, and you have everything you need to create a sweet "hello baby" card!

The Shaving Cream Background Technique is one of my all-time favorites.

All you need is some shaving cream and ink refills! 

For full instructions on how to do this fun technique, please visit HERE

I am headed out of town in a few days to attend my niece's baby shower.  She is due in August, but because both she and her husband are in the Air Force and have several classes coming up, it was decided that the baby shower needed to be now to accommodate their busy schedules.  She recently learned the sex of the baby but is not going to share it with us until the shower.  So, I needed to make a baby card in neutral colors. 

Perfect for the Shaving Cream Background Technique!

The color of ink refills for this card used were Marina Mist, Flirty Flamingo, Wild Wasabi and Smoky Slate.  I used 3-4 drops of the first 3 colors but only drop of the Smoky Slate.  I didn't want it to be a dominate color.  I just wanted to add a little contrast and bring in the colors of the bear and card base.  As always with the Shaving Cream Background Technique, you don't want to use too many colors or mix them together too much or they might become muddy.

Shaving Cream Background Technique closeup

To complete the bear, I used various parts of the Playful Pals stamp set stamped on Smoky Slate card stock using Basic Gray ink.  I  cut the pieces out using the coordinating Pyramid Pals Framelits Dies.  Then, it was just a matter of assembling the pieces.  I used Dimensionals to pop up the ears, nose and bow tie.  The bow tie was cut out of a scrap piece of shaving cream background paper.

Shaving Cream Background Technique close up

So, whenever you want a soft, swirly background for one of your projects, please consider the Shaving Cream Background Technique. 

The possibilities are endless!

If you like this project, please be sure to follow me on Pinterest for more ideas!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Playful Pals, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Smoky Slate, Marina Mist, Flirty Flamingo, Wild Wasabi, Smoky Slate ink refills

Paper: Smoky Slate, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White

Accessories: shaving cream, paper plate, wooden spoon for mixing, Big Shot, Pyramid Pals Framelits Dies, Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

Butterfly Shaving Cream Background

Shaving Cream Background TechniqueThe Shaving Cream Background Technique is one of my all-time favorites!

To create fun, swirly backgrounds all you need is shaving cream and ink refills!

Check HERE for full instructions

Ink refills used for this card were Marina Mist, Perfect Plum and Mint Macaron.

Shaving Cream Background Technique close up

These colors combined with the Shaving Cream Background make me smile! 

Reminds me of tie dye!

Give the Shaving Cream Background a try.  Be sure to share your creations with me.  I'd love to see you color combinations!

Supplies Used:

Ink: Marina Mist, Perfect Plum and Mint Macaron ink refills

Paper: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, So Saffron

Accessories: shaving cream, paper plate, wooden spoon to stir, Big Shot, Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, Fluttering Textured Embossing Folder, flower brad (retired), paper piercing tool, Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

Shaving Cream Background Technique-Happy St. Patrick's Day Shamrock

shaving cream background technique

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

To create this card, I used the Shaving Cream Background Technique, one of my all-time favorite stamping techniques!

It is one of those simple, yet WOW stamping techniques!

Click Here for complete instructions

Here are the shaving cream pieces before I punched out 3 hearts to form the shamrock

Shaving Cream Background Tecnique

I love the soft swirls of the Shaving Cream Technique!

Shaving Cream Background Technique close up

I hope you'll give the Shaving Cream Background Technique a try.  The color possibilities are endless!

 

Supplies Used:

Shaving Cream Shamrock:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake reinkers, Soft Suede

Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Love Blossom's Designer Series Paper Stack

Accessories: shaving cream, Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Full Heart and Bird Builder punches, Dimensionals, large rhinestone, Sharpie pen

Happy Stampin'!

What is Your Stampin' Style?

We All Have Style!

We all have a style in our stamping.

We may not realize it, but we generally gravitate to certain things we like or enjoy!

Are you Floral? Maybe Cute..... who knows!

Take this fun quiz to see if it matches what you think your style is!

What is your stampin' style Take Quiz
Take the Stampin' Style Quiz HERE!

My stampin' style is "floral!"

What's yours?

Take the quick quiz and share your results on my Stamping With Blue Moon Creations Facebook Page

I'd love to see what your stampin' style is!

Happy Stampin'!

Stenciling With a Sunburst Thinlits Die-Shine

Stenciled Sunburst Thinlits Die card

Create a bright sunburst by using the cut out from Sunburst Framelits Die as a stencil.

I had a Sunburst piece left over from my pencil eraser sunshine project I posted on March 8. Instead of throwing it away, I decided to repurpose it as a stencil for my "shine" sunburst card.

I laid the stencil onto my Whisper White card front and sponged color around the rays of the sunburst.  Colors used were Crushed Curry, Peek a Boo Punch and Watermelon Wonder.  You can see the pencil eraser dots left over from the previous project.

Sunburst Thinlits Die as a Stencil

When done, I removed the stencil leaving a white sunburst on a bright background.

Sunburst Thinlit Die as a Stencil

I trimmed the edges of the card front and matted it to a piece of Peek a Boo Peach card stock.

The greeting comes from Sunburst Sayings which I stamped onto a piece of So Saffron card stock using Watermelon Wonder ink.  I punched it out using my 1 3/4" circle punch,  and layered it to a 2" Watermelon Wonder circle  I  then attached the circle to the card front, trimming the bottom half of the circle so it would sit flush on the edge of the Peek a Boo Peach card base.

To complete the card, I added Sprinkles Embellishments (Peek a Boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party), using my Fine Tip Glue to secure the pieces.

Stenciled Sunburst Card closeup

Be sure to repurpose your paper pieces from other projects.  I did and was able to reuse a sunburst piece as a stencil!

If you like this idea, please be sure to follow me on Pinterest!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Sunburst Greetings

Ink: Crushed Curry, Peek a Boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder

Paper: So Saffron,  Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder

Accessories: Big Shot, Sunburst Thinlits Die, sponge, Sprinkles Embellishments, Fine Tip Glue Pen

 

Happy Stampin'!

Stamping With Pencil Eraser Background Using a Sunburst Stencil

Pencil Eraser stamped background sunburst thinlits die

It's easy to create fun backgrounds by stamping with a pencil eraser dabbed in ink. Pair the pencil eraser background technique with a sunburst stencil, and you'll have a card that is certain to brighten someone's day!

For more pencil eraser background ideas, please visit my spring blooms Sheltering Tree post here

To create this card, I started by cutting out my stencil using the Big Shot and Sunburst Thinlits Die out of scrap card stock.

I laid the stencil over my Whisper White card front and started adding ink using the eraser of a pencil.  I dabbed the eraser onto an ink pad, then stamped around the stencil.  I cleaned the eraser by swiping it onto my worksheet, then picked up the next color.

Colors used were Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Peek a Boo Peach, Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry.

stamping with pencil eraser and sunburst die stencil

After finishing, I removed the stencil and then sponged on a mixture of Crushed Curry, So Saffron and Peekaboo Peach inks around the eraser dots.

I stamped my greeting from Sunburst Sayings onto a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Cajun Craze ink.  I then punched it out using my 1 1/4" circle punch.   The greeting was then layered onto a 1 3/8" Crushed Curry circle, 1 3/4" Crumb Cake circle and finally a 2" Cajun Craze circle.

Clear Wink of Stella was brushed all over the card front to add a little shimmer.

stamping with pencil eraser sunburst close up

Stamping with a pencil eraser is fun and easy.  And the possibilities are endless!

 

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Sunburst Sayings

Ink: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Peek a Boo Peach, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, So Saffron

Paper: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Sunburst Thinlits Die, pencil with eraser, sponge, 1 1/4", 1 3/8", 1 3/4" and 2" circle punches, clear Wink of Stella

Happy Stampin'!

Stamping With Pencil Eraser Background-Spring Sheltering Tree

stamping with pencil eraser sheltering treeStamping with a pencil eraser is a fun and easy background technique!

All you need is a pencil with an eraser and some ink!

(For another pencil eraser stamped background, please visit my Jar Full of Candy post Here)

Is it spring yet?  Almost! 

In anticipation of the arrival of spring, I decided to celebrate by pairing the stamp set Sheltering Tree with a pencil eraser to create a colorful tree filled with spring blooms!

I started by lightly sponging on Marina Mist ink onto my Whisper White card front.

I then stamped the tree from Sheltering Tree (very versatile and one of my all-time favorite stamp sets) using Early Espresso ink.

To create the blooms, I simply tapped the eraser on a pencil into various inks (swipe the eraser clean on your worksheet in between colors) and stamped the colors all around the tree.

Colors used were Melon Mambo, Cucumber Crush, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride.

 

stamping with pencil eraser blooms closeup

The grass below the tree was stamped using Pear Pizzazz.  I stamped full strength, then again without reinking.

The inspiration for this tree came from the explosion of blooms our apple, plum, pear, and peach trees put out every spring.  The array of colors always brings a smile.  So I decided to use the perfect "sending a smile..." greeting found in the stamp set  Love and Affection stamped in Melon Mambo ink. 

I wrapped a piece of Gumball Green Thick Baker's Twine around the card front, securing it in the back.  Then, I used another small piece to tie a simple knot in the front.

The card front was mounted to a piece of Early Espresso mat, then attached to the Melon Mambo card base.

Get out your pencils with erasers and start stamping! I hope you'll share your creations.

The possibilities are endless!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree, Love and Affection

Ink: Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Cucumber Crush, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: pencil with eraser, Gumball Green Thick Baker's Twine

Happy Stampin'!

Pencil Eraser Art-Jar Full of Candy

 

Stamping With Pencil Erasers
Nothing beats a jar filled with colorful candy!  The candy in this jar was created using a pencil eraser! 

This is an easy and fun technique using an everyday item!

I bet you have a pencil with an eraser sitting on your desk or near your crafting table. So, pick it up, and let's start crafting!

Here's how:

I began by stamping the jar image from the stamp set Jar of Love on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Early Espresso ink.

I then dabbed my pencil eraser into Melon Mambo ink and stamped inside the jar image several times.
I cleaned the eraser by swiping it on my worksheet, then moved onto the next color which was Cucumber Crush.

Pencil Eraser Art Close Up

I continued adding more colors,

Pencil Eraser Art closeup

and more colors, until the jar was filled in with an assortment of bright candies!

Pencil Eraser Art close up

I stamped the greeting "Sweet" from the retired set Sweet Shapes alongside the jar in Melon Mambo ink.  I stamped the image for the jar top onto a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock using Early Espresso ink and then cut it out using the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelit die.  Before adhering the top to the jar, I wrapped a piece of Island Indigo Baker's Twine around the front, securing it in the back.  I then added another piece of baker's twine over it and tied a simple knot.

I matted the jar to a piece of Melon Mambo card stock, then added it to the Early Espresso card base.  Once the card was put together, I added some clear Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.

So, get out your pencil and create some eraser art!  The possibilities are endless!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Jar of Love, Sweet Shapes

Ink: Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Cucumber Crush, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Blushing Bride, Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry

Paper: Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Whisper White

Accessories: pencil with eraser, Big Shot, Everyday Jars Framelits Die, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, clear Wink of Stella

 

 

Happy Stampin'!