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Monday, April 6, 2020

TCC TP Dragon Blog Hop

April 06, 2020 5 Comments
Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Saundra and I am a cardmaker. I love to create and I hope you find a bit of inspiration while you are here.

Today I am excited to be participating in the The Creative Collectors TP Dragon Blog Hop. All of the creative collectors in the hop are featuring this cute dragon from Whimsy Stamps called TP Dudley and Sentiment. 

If you have arrived from LeeAnn's blog: LeeAnn Gets Crafty, then you are in the right place. If you just happened to to be visiting my blog and would like to start from the beginning please head on over to Jill's blog: Killeen House Studio.

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Isn't Dudley the cutest! I couldn't wait to color him up. I haven't colored with my Copic markers in quite a while and this reminded me how much I love to color.

With everything that is happening around the world I think this guy would bring a smile to anyone's face. He, along with this sentiment, make a perfect encouragement card.

To begin with, I printed Dudley and the sentiment on some Neenah Solar White cardstock and then printed him again and fussy cut him out.

I took the panel and used the MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink with the SBC Ink Blending Tool to create the clouds in my background. I added some Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink to create the ground.

Once I was happy with my background I cut it out using a crazy stitched die from my stash and set it aside while I colored up Dudley.




I used my Copic markers to color him in. I added some sparkle to his tummy and horns using the SBC Glitter Brush Pen. I added him to my inked panel using some Lawn Fawn Glue Tube.

I adhered the panel to a card base and added some finishing touches by adding some doodles here and there with my black gel pen and by adding some Ranger Glossy Accents to Dudley's eyes.

TP Dudley is a free digital stamp that you can find on the Whimsy Stamps website. Go grab a copy and color him up!

I have added a list of Copic markers that a I used below:

Body: BV20, BV02, BV04, BV08
Belly/Horns: Y11, Y13, Y17
TP: C0, C1, C3, C5

Thank you so much for joining me today.

Now it's time to hop on over to Donna's blog: Creative Lady

Blog Hop List

Jill Killeen Killeen House Studio
LeeAnn McKinney LeeAnn Gets Crafty
Saundra Rega  Crafted Bliss Studio
Donna Idlet Creative Lady
Renee Moran Delaney Jane Cards
Jessica Shier Jessica May Day
Marie Bingaman Another Card Making Blog

Friday, April 3, 2020

Hugs - SBC Cards For Kindness

April 03, 2020 0 Comments
Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Saundra and I am a cardmaker. I love to create and I hope you find a bit of inspiration while you are here.

Today I am sharing another card using the new Cards For Kindness Stamps from Scrapbook.com

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This card was so easy and fun to put together.

I started by using SBC Scattered Hearts Stencil and some SBC Mixed Berry Hybrid Ink.  I washed my stencil and applied it again and covered my hearts with Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone to give my hearts some sparkle.

While that was drying I applied some ink to some Neenah Solar White cardstock using the Mixed Berry Ink and the direct to paper technique. I gave a few moment to dry and when I was sure I added some anti-static powder so that I could heat emboss a sentiment from SBC Wordfetti: Best Day Ever stamp set. I used SBC Embossing Ink and Ranger Embossing Powder to heat emboss the sentiments.

Now that my stenciled panel is dry, I cut a heart from the middle with SBC Nested Scallops Hearts Dies to create a window for my inked panel.

Before attaching my stenciled panel to the inked panel I heat embossed a sentiment from the new SBC Cards For Kindness set onto some Lawn Fawn Vellum. I wrapped the strip around my card panel and attached it with some tape.


I added some SBC Double Sided Foam Dots to the back of my stenciled panel and attached it to the inked panel and then add more double sided adhesive and attached this to my Neenah Card Base.

For a finishing touch I added a few stamped hearts that I covered with SBC Glimmer Brush Marker using some Lawn Fawn Glue Tube.

I hope you have enjoyed the cards I have created with the new set.

Here is a little bit of information about SBC Cards For Kindness Program:

The Cards for Kindness™ Stamp Set was created to bring awareness to a philanthropic effort that Scrapbook.com has been participating in locally where handmade cards are donated to hospitals, nursing homes, youth centers, crisis centers, treatment facilities and more.
The community in the Gilbert, AZ area has been making thoughtful, beautiful handmade cards and dropping them off at our offices to be packed and delivered to one of several good causes in the Valley of the Sun. But we need your help in expanding this effort to the rest of the world! If you're interested in creating and donating handmade cards, see here for more information.
Thank you for joining me today! I will see you soon!




Thursday, April 2, 2020

SBC Cards For Kindness

April 02, 2020 0 Comments
Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Saundra and I am a cardmaker. I love to create and I hope you find a bit of inspiration while you are here.

Today I am sharing a birthday card using the new Cards For Kindness Stamps from Scrapbook.com

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The Cards for Kindness stamp set is filled with sentiments that are perfect for many occasions. I paired the Happy Birthday sentiment with SBC Mid-Century Florals to create this happy card.


The Mid-Century Floral stamp set is so cool! It comes with many different shapes that help to create a fun card. I used SBC Hybrid Inks int he following colors:



The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped in SBC Black Hybrid Ink and then again with SBC Embossing Ink. I added some Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it. I also stamped the flower layer with the clear embossing ink and added embossing powder. I love the shine that it gave to these flowers!

Once I had my panel stamped I used a wonky stitched rectangle die and my Big Shot to cut out my panel. Unfortunately this die is no longer available.

I used SBC Clear Double Sided Adhesive Roll to attach my card panel to my card base.

To finish my card I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bubblegum Blush and that was it!


The Cards for Kindness™ Stamp Set was created to bring awareness to a philanthropic effort that Scrapbook.com has been participating in locally where handmade cards are donated to hospitals, nursing homes, youth centers, crisis centers, treatment facilities and more.
The community in the Gilbert, AZ area has been making thoughtful, beautiful handmade cards and dropping them off at our offices to be packed and delivered to one of several good causes in the Valley of the Sun. But we need your help in expanding this effort to the rest of the world! If you're interested in creating and donating handmade cards, see here for more information.
Thank you for joining me today! I will see you soon!




Monday, March 2, 2020

In The Mood For Color ~ Altenew Educator Certification Program

March 02, 2020 3 Comments
Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Saundra and I am a cardmaker. I love to create and I hope you find a bit of inspiration while you are here.

Today I am sharing a card I created for the In The Mood For Color Class at Altenew Academy. This is the second class in Level 2 of the Altenew Educator Certification Program.

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This class taught the importance of how color can affect a mood. With that in mind, I decided to use yellow for my inspiration. 

Yellow reflects warmth, happiness, energy, optimism, and friendliness.

This was perfect for a thank you card.


To begin, I chose to use Altenew's Painted Flowers (ALT). I stamped the images with Altenew Inks in the following colors: Obsidian Pigment Ink (outlines), Buttercream and Warm Sunshine (flowers), Olive and Moss (leaves).

These were all die-cut using the Altenew Painted Flowers Dies (ALT) and  the Altenew Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine. I set these aside and worked on my background.

For this I simply ink-blended some Buttercream and Warm Sunshine inks concentrating on the opposite corners of the panel. Once I was happy with the blend, I splattered the background with some Altenew Antique Silver Metallic Spray.

Once the background was dry I adhered the flowers to the card panel with some Lawn Fawn Liquid Glue Tube.


I chose the Altenew Thank You Die (ALT) to be my lone sentiment. I die-cut this out in black cardstock and some Neenah Solar White Cardstock  I used my yellow inks to create a gradient on my thank you sentiment. I chose to off-set the layers a bit and adhered these to the center of my card panel with some Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares.

I added my panel to a card base with some SBC 1/4" Adhesive and finished the card of with some Altenew Pocketful of Sunshine Enamel Dots (ALT).


I really enjoyed putting this card together. 

If you are interest in the Altenew Educator Certification Program be sure to check out all of the information --> HERE

All of the supply links are listed below.

Thank you for joining me today! I will see you soon!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Just Smile ~ Altenew Educator Certification

February 26, 2020 2 Comments
Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Saundra and I am a cardmaker. I love to create and I hope you find a bit of inspiration while you are here.

Today I am sharing a card I created for the Beyond Basic Background Class at Altenew Academy. This is the first class in Level 2 of the Altenew  Educator Certification Program.

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I this class the focus in on creating your own patterned background using everything from stamping, stencils, die cutting,  embossing, and watercolor.

I chose to create a background using both embossing and watercolor.


For the background I first used the Altenew Sohcahtoa stamps to create my triangles. I stamped the open triangles onto some Neenah Solar white cardstock. I chose a random pattern and focused my stamping to the lower left side of my panel using some SBC Embossing Ink. I added some Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Wagner Heat Tool. It is always good practice to turn on your heat gun for a few minutes before taking it to your cardstock. This helps minimize warping. I like to allow the embossing time to cool before I move on to the watercolor.

Once I know that the embossing is cool I moved on to watercolor my background. Now, when I first started this project I wasn't sure I was going to watercolor. If I had thought it out before starting I would have used some watercolor cardstock. This type of cardstock can handle water much better than the Neenah Solar White.  I prefer something like the Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock.
I was not adding a lot of water to this background so the warping was not as bad as it could have been. I lightly applied some water on my panel concentrating on the lower left side. I added some color using Altenew's 36 color Watercolor Pallet. I chose the Mountain Mist color to drop into the water I had added to my panel. Once I felt I had adequate color I took my paint brush and splattered some on the background. Everything was set aside to dry.


When the watercolor was completely dry I went back in and added splatter from Altenew's Metallic Watercolors in Aquamarine and Citrine. These added just the right amount of shine. 

Next I moved onto the stamping. I chose to use Altenew Frilled Petals and Dies. I stamped the flowers with Altenew Crisp Dye Inks in Blush, Rouge, and Coral Bliss. I used SBC Embossing Ink and Ranger Gold Embossing Powder for the outline. 

The leaves were stamped with Altenew Seashore Inks. Once everything stamped I used the Frilled Petals Dies and my Big Shot to cut everything out.


I arranged my flowers on the background using Lawn Fawn Liquid Glue Tube and Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares to adhere everything.

I heat embossed my sentiment in the same gold embossing powder onto some Lawn Fawn Vellum and addition the the panel. The panel was attached to my card base using some SBC 1/4" Adhesive

For the last finishing touch I added some Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops and walked away!

Although most of Altenew's classes focus on card making, you can really learn a lot from taking these class. There is everything from stamping, embossing, card making, mixed media, or art journaling. Try one! you will not be disappointed.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Create Custom Journal Cards with Scrapbook.com

February 07, 2020 0 Comments
Another edition on how I created Custom Journal Cards.

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Saundra and I am a cardmaker. I love to create and I hope you find a bit of inspiration while you are here.

Today I am sharing custom made journal cards using new products from Scrapbook.com

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When I created these journal cards I was thinking about how I wanted to use them to tell a story. Since I am new to this kind of thing I thought about what I was taught in school. You can always start with these 5 things: Who, What, Where,When,Why, and How

So with that in mind I decided to create these cards using those words as my headers.

Of course, I knew that my Scrapbook.com supplies would work perfectly for this. 

To get things started I cut some Neenah Solar White cardstock into 3x4 cards.

I used the Summer Group Hybrid Inks, SBC Teardrop Floral Stencil, and a SBC Ink Blending tool to create the gradient pattern on the bottom of the cards. These colors are just gorgeous and I love Scrapbook.com Hybrid Inks!


Once I was happy with the inking I moved on to stamping my titles onto each card.

I used the new SBC Solid Bold Caps Stamps and the same Summer Group Hybrid Inks. I just love how well these stamped. The colors are vibrant and the letters are so solid. These are definitely going to be my go-to letter stamps and would be the perfect staple in any craft room!

These cards are now ready for the perfect story in my memory keeping.

Be sure to check out Scrapbook.com throughout the month of February. There are many sales with Freebies and you don't want to miss out!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Until next time...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Custom Journal Card with Scrapbook.com

February 05, 2020 0 Comments
Creating custom made journal cards couldn't be easier!

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Saundra and I am a cardmaker. I love to create and I hope you find a bit of inspiration while you are here.

Today I am sharing custom made journal card using new products from Scrapbook.com

Affiliate links have been used where applicable. It does not cost you extra when you click on them but I do get a small compensation.


I have been doing a little pocket scrapbooking lately and decided that I would be fun to create my own custom journal cards. 

With the help of products provided by Scrapbook.com I had these done in a jiffy.

For my cards I cut down some Neenah Solar White Cardstock into 3"x4" rectangles. I taped off a portion and used SBC Teardrop Floral Stencil, SBC Hybrid Ink Pad Kit - Summer Group, and the SBC Ink Blending Tool to create a gradient background on my cards. These inks blended beautifully!


I stamped my sentiments from the new SBC Wordfetti Best Day Ever Stamps in coordinating ink colors from the Summer Group Ink Set. To complete my Count Your Blessing cad I added numbers from the new SBC Vintage Type Upper Stamps.

These journal cards came together so fast and I love the way they turned out. I hope to use them in a project in the near future and I plan to make more!

Please take some time to check out all the Scrapbook.com has to offer. You will not be disappointed!

I will be back soon with another project!