Monday, August 7, 2017

Lighthouse Day is Today!

It's unofficial, but today is considered Lighthouse Day! These monuments along the coastlines are always filled with such intriguing stories it's a great idea to call them out on their own day!

So why not share a Lighthouse card, right? Stampendous recently released a holiday stamp for the lighthouse enthusiasts and I was intrigued by it because I had never really looked at how the light plays in the night sky. Thanks to Google, I found some reference images and started combining colors from my Copic markers. (I received this stamp and other Stampendous supplies as part of my design team work.)

I wish I would have jotted down the exact combination, but I believe I went from a light yellow (Y11) to light green (G20) before moving into the muted blues in the night sky. All the Copic colors are provided below in the supplies section.

I'm not the only one sharing this great stamp today. Stop by these blogs for more lighthouse inspiration!

Here's how I made my project!

Note: I provide Amazon affiliate links when possible and all that means is when you click an AZ link and make a purchase a few pennies are sent my way, of course at no cost to you.


  • Lighthouse Christmas Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko  (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)

  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (Parrot, Velvet Night) (company website)
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper (Brick) (company website)
  • Copic® Markers (0, B95, B14, B60, B63, B93, B95, BG75, BG78, BV08, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, E30, E31, E34, E41, E43, E70, E71, E74, E77, E81, FV2, G20, G24, G28, R12, R14, R27, R56, R89, W7, Y11, YG21, YG61, YG631, YG97,W7, Y11) (company website)
  • MEDIA Liquid Glass by DecoArt® (AZcompany website)
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ, company website)
  1. Fold a 6-1/4 x 9 inch Bazzill Brick cardstock in half for a card base.
  2. Stamp Lighthouse Christmas twice with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color one entirely and the wreath on the other image. Glue fully colored image to Parrot cardstock
  3. Trim out wreath and color cut edges to match wreath.
  4. Bead a circle onto main image wreath with MEDIA Liquid Glass and place the colored wreath on top.
  5. Glue image to Velvet Night cardstock and trim with Mini Layers Tool.
  6. Glue onto the card base.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Shine A Little and A Books Cover

Hey, friends, I've got a mixed media project to share today! I've been having a wonderful summer with my family, but I took a break to pop in the studio for the next Mix-Ability challenge.

Lucky for me I am also the host for the challenge this week and it was inspired by the cover of a book I read this summer so we can combine our reading with our crafting! Join us over on the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability forum and show off your inspiration from a favorite book!

MIX236: By the Book

The book? The Other Einstein. I loved the colors and the halo effect of the sky.

To make this card more mixed media style I combined stamping, watercolor, pen, and ink, plus a splatter of white paint.

Here's how I made the card.

My supplies:
I use affiliate links when possible and what that means is when you click an AZ link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies at no cost to you.

  1. Tape down watercolor paper onto a flat surface.
  2. Stamp image with black waterproof ink on the center of the paper.
  3. Paint around the image with watercolors. Let dry.
  4. Use a black pen to script out something in the shadows.
  5. Splatter watered down white paint onto paper.
  6. Stamp image again onto watercolor paper, trim out and glue over painted image.
  7. Die cut a word from white paper and adhere onto the image paper with liquid glue.
  8. Adhere onto color cardstock with double-sided tape.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

One Last Summer Vacation

I hope you're enjoying or will try to fit in one more vacation/staycation before school begins! We just got back from a week at the Washington beach, and it was SO relaxing!

We didn't find any surfers of the shore in Washington, but this Whisper Friend surfer will work great as a stand in for our vacation photos. {wink}

Pink Your Life artist, Nicoletta Zanella (youtube), created beach theme stamps for the Stampendous April 2017 Catalog that are SO adorable! I picked out this Whisper Friend Surfer to go in my design team box a while back and this card made it into the catalog!

If you want to create this card idea scroll to the bottom of the post for supplies and instructions, or you can stop off at the Stampendous website and print out a project page!

Get tons of vacation theme ideas with Stampendous and the rest of the design team! Be sure to stop by Stampendous today and find out last week's winners!

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!



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Supplies: The links I provide from Amazon (AZ) are affiliate links which mean when someone takes the link and makes a purchase I receive a few pennies, but at no additional cost to you.


  • Pink Your Life Whisper Friend Surfer (AZ, STM)
  • Pink Your Life Whisper Friends Beach Day PCS (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM, SSS)

  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (Harvest Orange, Wildflower, and Winter Lake)
  • Copic® Markers (B00, B01, B02, B04, B06, B21, B23, B45, B60, B99, BG11, BG70, BG72, BG75, E11, E13, E15, E29, E30, G29, R35, R37, R59, V93, V95, Y000, Y02, YG03, YG17, YG67, YR04, YR09, YR18, YR21, YR23, YR27)
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
  • Foam Adhesive by Tombow®
  • Scissors

  1. Stamp Surfer with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Mat onto Wildflower and Harvest Orange cardstock, then glue onto a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch folded Winter Lake card base.
  3. Stamp sign and seashells with black ink onto white paper and color.
  4. Trim out sign and seashells, add foam adhesive to sign and adhere to card base.
  5. Glue seashells onto the card.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Is it School Time already?

Hi there! Just popping in with a sweet little card I made for Stampendous and it's perfect for school time or anytime!

Be sure to stop by the Stampendous blog all this week to see more inspiration just in time for school!


  • HMP77 Pencil Sharpener
  • SSCM5000 Mice Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
  • DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Die Set
  • DCP1007 Build A Wreath Die Set
  • MGK05 Spring Micro Glitter Kit
  • MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
  • MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
  • Perfectly Clear Handles
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Tuscan Sky, Parrot
  • Pattern Paper by Graphic 45 Papers - Children's Hour January Montage
  • Sketch Markers by Copic® - B000, B12, B14, B16, B18, C1, C2, C4, C4, C5, E00, E11, E13, E21, E23, E25, E29, E42, E43, E44, E50, E51, E53, E81, E93, G12, G14, G40, R14, R20, R24, R37, R89, R56, RV95, T1, T4, V12, V15, V91, V93, Y11, Y13, Y28, Y35
  • ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
  • Foam Adhesive by Tombow®
  • Ribbon by Creative Impressions
  • Liquid Glass™ by DecoArt

  1. Stamp Pencil Sharpener with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Cut out the colored image with outer Fitted Frame for the P size stamp. 
  3. Cut out the outer Fitted Frame for the P size stamp from Parrot cardstock. (Inner frame for R size was used in sample)
  4. Cut out a circle from Tuscan Sky cardstock and stamp sentiment from Mice Wishes with black ink.
  5. Cut out a scallop circle from Mixed Media White Paper and glue onto the back of stamped circle.
  6. Adhere image to outer frame with foam adhesives.
  7. Glue sentiment circle under framed image and glue to card base.
  8. Tie ribbon in a knot around pattern paper and glue to 5-1/2 square inch folded card base.
  9. Add random dots of Liquid Glass in top left and bottom right corner of card. Sprinkle Sunflower yellow Micro Glitter from Spring Kit over dots. Gently tap off excess and return to jar.
  10. Repeat dots of Liquid Glass and sprinkle with Lime green Micro Glitter from kit. Tap off excess and return to jar.

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