Thursday, November 24, 2016

SSS Flickr Challenge #58 Cards

Hi Everyone!
Today I entered this card into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #58 where the challenge was Take Some Time To Color: add color to your cards with any medium you prefer using SSS Products:
This is the SSS Presents & Ornaments stamp set that I used to make this card:
First I cut out a piece of Strathmore watercolor paper with the SSS Stitched Rectangle Dies. Then I heat embossed the ornaments from the stamp set on the smooth side of the watercolor paper with Ranger Platinum Gold Embossing Powder; I then smooshed the Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink Pad on an acrylic block & used a wet brush to add the background color:
After that, I cleaned my acrylic block & then smooshed on Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed. I used a wet brush to apply color to each ornament:
After this I used the EK Success Powder Tool so that the embossing I was about to do would not stick to other areas of the watercolor piece:
 I then stamped the sentiment "Merry Christmas" with the Platinum Gold embossing powder (note that I use fun foam underneath my piece to get clearer stamping):
I used my heat tool to set the embossing. This is the piece after the sentiment is heat embossed:
These are the ink pads that I used, note that I glue a piece of paper with the actual ink pad color & name along the side of each ink pad:
Following this I again used the the SSS Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out a piece of vellum then adhered the main panel to this piece. These two were put on a turquoise cardstock piece:

I did enter another card for the challenge the other day:
I used the oh-so-gorgeous SSS Winter Flowers stamp set to make this card.

The SSS Flickr challenges are such a fun way to interact with other card makers. It is so very inspiring to see other card maker's creations. Check out the SSS Flickr Group for more info! To see the cards on my Flickr page, click here. <---

For all my American family & friends: Happy Thanksgiving - peace & blessings to all!! 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Thanks Card For My Sister Using The Beautiful Leaves Stamp Set (Newton's Nook)

Good Day Everyone!
I am happy to say that I have made another card using the Beautiful Leaves stamp set from Newton's Nook Designs which is a gorgeous & inspiring set to work with. This is the card:

First I embossed the images from the Beautiful Leaves stamp set on some Simon Says Stamp 40# Vellum with Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder. I then colored the back of the images with Copics (YR09) and Sharpie Fine Point Markers (Aqua & Red). This is when I discovered that Sharpie Markers work very well for this technique. Then I fussy cut out the images with my scissors. On a white Simon Says Stamp card base (120 #), I also heat embossed the images with the same Ranger Gold embossing powder.

Using some Kelly Purkey Be Happy stickers, I used one of the stickers with the sentiment "You Are Awesome" and the other blank one I embossed "Thanks" from another SSS stamp set (I See You). The finishing touches: I put down a "nest" of gold thread then did a cluster of the sentiments, the cut-out vellum images and assorted sequins.

More views of the card:


This is the Beautiful Leaves Stamp Set:

I made this card for my sister, Laurie. She is a God Mother to our sons, Isaac & Ethan and one of my BFF's through life. I want to let her know just how much she means to us and that I am grateful for all the little and big ways that she helps us.

I also used this stamp set on at least one more card (to see the post click---> here) where I used Gansai Tambi watercolors.

Thanks for stopping by!
Take time to tap into your creativity this weekend, you'll feel so much better!
Hugs to all!


Monday, October 17, 2016

Autumn Wishes Card

Good Day Everyone!
Today I had a chance to finish this card that I started this past weekend:


Here's the front view:

First, I heat embossed the gorgeous leaf images from the stamp set onto the smooth side of a piece of watercolor paper (I used Strathmore 140 #) with Ranger Orange Blossom Embossing Powder. I then used Gansai Tambi watercolors to add color (I used  #'s 33, 36, 43, 44 and splattered with #91). I let each layer of color air dry. When I was happy with all the layer of colors I then added splatters using the same colors plus the gold colored #91. On a piece of SSS vellum I heat embossed the Autumn Wishes sentiment with Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, tearing the edges and also gold embossing the edges.

I wrapped gold thread around this front panel which was then placed on a gold-embossed paper and then on an Avery Elle card base (from The Citrus Collection). I then accented with various sequins.

I love how the colors all go together perfectly - a gorgeous card celebrating Autumn.

I am giving this to my friend (and neighbour!) - just to let her know how special she is!

I hope that you are enjoying your Fall so far - it's my absolute favorite time of the year!

Take time to create - it will warm your heart! 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

2 Cards Using The Clustered Leaves Stamp (Create A Smile) & Gansai Tambi Watercolors

Hi Everyone!
I finally had a chance to use the new Gansai Tambi watercolors and Create A Smile Cling Stamp (Clustered leaves) that have been sitting on my desk just teasing me lol! What wonderful products to work with!

To see how I made the cards, watch this YouTube video (or go directly to my YouTube channel: Sheena Joy):

Here are photos of the cards that I made:


Product Links 
(I link to SSS which is where I order):


Thanks so much for coming by!
I hope that you find the time to create today!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Kennedy Grace Creations July Release Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome to our July New Product release and blog hop!
We are so excited to be back with New Products! We had such a successful Grand Opening - we could not be more proud and honored to have had such an AMAZING TURN OUT!  It makes all of us so happy!!!
We hope that you will enjoy all of the amazing projects that our Glam Squad has to share!
Our Newest release is now available in the Kennedy Grace Creations Online Store.
What I have created for you today is this fun and bright birthday shaker card:

This is the video where I make the card (or watch on my YouTube Channel):
First I stamped a piece of Strathmore water color paper with the roses image from the new Splendid Roses stamp set, then I embossed it with sparkling gold embossing powder. I then water colored in the image with Zig Markers (Dark Pink for the roses & May Green for the leaves). I covered both roses and leaves with a clear Wink Of Stella glitter pen for even more sparkle.

I then used the WRMK Fuse Tool to make a shaker pocket into which I put the card panel and sequins (newly released Tropical Treasure & Moonbeams sequins). To add a personal message, I'll simply adhere a paper on the back (this card is for one of my sisters). Such a vibrant and beautiful card - I'm simply in love with it!


In addition to the above card, I also made this tag card, again using the Splendid Roses stamp set along with the fuse tool (I cannot stop using it lol!):


One of the first things I thought of when I saw this Splendid Roses stamp set was to use it for art journaling. I call this entry "Life is All About Love":

There are 3 new stamp sets released for July along with 4 new sequin mixes:







 To celebrate our July Release we will be giving away to 1 - lucky winner a $15.00 gift certificate to our online store. 

All you have to do is :
Leave a comment on this blog post and on all of the stops along the hop. 
 Now lets get this party started!!!
The next stop on the hop is the beautiful and super talented: Jessica

This is the blog hop order in case you missed any of the other stops:
Sheena Joy (that's me - thanks for being here!)

Thank you so much for stopping by today I hope you love our July Release party!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Giveaway Winner!

Yayyyy I have a giveaway winner!

Congratulations Pam on winning! I super appreciate you entering the giveaway!

Have fun with your goodies:

Many thanks to all who entered!
I will have future giveaways in the future so you'll have more chances to win in the future!
Hugs to all!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Giveaway Update!

Thanks so much for all who entered!
It was so fun to read all of your comments!



 I am waiting to hear from the winner - I emailed her and also wrote on FB Messenger.

If it's not you, don't worry: I will be having more giveaways in the future!
Thanks so much for following me on various social media - wholehearted appreciation from me to you and for all your support!

A big hug to everyone!
Enjoy your day!!