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Explosion Box Tutorial

Hi stampers!  Today I'm going to show you how I made my { Super Star Boy } Explosion Box that I posted yesterday.  This is a "spin off" of the tutorial posted on SCS .  I changed a few things like the size, cut my corner "wings" off, and added a rooftop!  I hope you will find this tutorial easy as I took lots of pictures along the way, and as always, you can left click on the pictures to enlarge for detail.   If you have any questions, please use my chat box in my sidebar or you may leave a comment here with your email.  Supplies: [1] sheet of 12x12 cardtock [2] sheets of grey cardstock (6.5" square and a 7" square) [4] sheets of 3 7/8" square designer paper (for inside) [1] sheet of 3 7/8" square coordinating piece of cardstock [1] sheet of acetate (or other cardstock for spiral and stand-up tabs) additional cardstock or images to stand up inside box Paper trimmer with scoring blade Scissors Scallop border punch *Optional Double

Movie Inspired Explosion Box

Hello hello, my wonderful bloggy friends!!    Have I got a fun project to share with YOU today for our challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations    =)    Our challenge this week at GGWSC is to make a card or other project inspired by a movie!!   I know, I know... mine is TOO EASY!  "It's a bird... It's a plane... It's..." SUPER BOY!!!! I created an explosion box inspired by the movie... Superman! I used stamps from the brand new Super Heroes collection at LaLa Land Crafts . I'll be posting my tutorial on how I made this tomorrow, both here and at LaLa Land Crafts.   CHALLENGES :  Going Grey with Scrap Creation:  Movie Inspired One Stitch at a Time:  Anything Goes Incy Wincy Designs:  Anything Goes Please check out what my DT sisters made this week at Scrap-Creations and try to guess which movie inspired their cards and then come play in our fun movie-themed challenge this week!! 

Slimline Easter Card - Sponged or Distressed

Today's card features a digi set by D2D called " Peace & Comfort "-- it's actually a set of 4  images this week and includes sentiments too!  (She had gotten a couple of requests for sympathy type images, and what a beautiful set she came up with!)   So this week's challenge is to  sponge or distress .  We'd love to have you join us so you can get next week's digi free and be entered into our monthly drawing!!  We'll be picking a winner next Friday. I love how elegant watercolor paper looks as a base for cards.  I printed my images on watercolor paper and let it dry a while.  Then after cutting it out with Labels 6 Nestie , I left it in the die, masked the image and sponged on olive classic ink.  That left me with a nice white border.  To color the flowers, I used Copic markers and then blended with the colorless blender.  I added sparkly clear gellyroll pen to the middle of each flower.  Images are popped up onto olive cardstock and paper pierce

New Release Blog Hop

"Super Cupcake Marci" is here to save the day!! (with cupcakes!!) Welcome to our Halloween & Super Heroes Blog Hop at LaLa Land Crafts !! We are *SUPER* excited about this new release ( available right now in the shop ) because we have not one but 2 new collections to show you today!! Our design team has done a fabulous job creating awesome samples to inspire you. There are HIDDEN PRIZES on the hop, so please be sure to leave comments on every blog as you go!! Someone is going to win the whole halloween release!  I used " Super Cupcake Marci " along with the " Super Hero Window " set. You can see in my 2nd photo (above) that I used a sheet of acetate over the window and framed it with the large circle Nestie. By the way... this window stamp is sized to fit your circle Nesties perfectly!! Your next stop on this hop is LISA !!

Pop Up Stage Card with Marci Duet

"I'll Be Your Candle On The Water" Exciting day today as LaLa Land officially releases Irina's new Marci line in deep-etched red rubber stamps!! Each measures approximately 4" tall, except for the panda which measures about 2" tall. Speaking of the PANDA... as a new release special, if you buy all 5 Marci rubber stamps, you will get the adorable 2" tall Panda stamp  FREE !!  There will be lots of Marci cards showcased today and each day this week on the LaLa Land Crafts blog . Throughout this week, leave a comment there, letting us know what you think of our latest addition, and you could WIN the entire NEXT release ! Commenting every day will increase your odds of winning (but only 1 comment per day, please!) We'll put all the comments in a hat and draw a winner – and it could be YOU!  MORE ABOUT MY CARD:   I was inspired to make this card by a memory of my own 2 daughters when they were in ballet. They performed a dance called " I'll

Going Grey with Scrap Creations

Happy Tuesday!!  Today's my second week as a DT member at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations and I'm having so much fun!  The girls there are awesome =)  This week's challenge is to use your favorite DIGI ... and of course use some Basic Grey paper ( I used BG Wisteria ).  This Marci with Rose is definitely one of my faves right now!!  Today's the last day to get her as a digi at LaLa Land Crafts ...so hurry  over and snatch her up , and if you are a rubber-lover, then tomorrow's the BIG DAY!!  Happy creating, my friends!!  *Ü*

DD11 - SEW Beary Kind

Happy Saturday friends!  It's time for another DOUBLE DELIGHT CHALLENGE using this Designed 2 Delight image called " SEW Beary Kind ."  If you played in last week's D2D challenge (with the Oak Wreath) then you were emailed this guy FREE!  If you missed out, you can still get him in the shop and then come play along with us at Double Delight Challenges .  We also have an optional BONUS sketch challenge by Sketches by Carly where one winner will win a digi of their choice at D2D store next Friday!! Kathy and I both decided to use Carly's newest sketch "Over the Hill"  (lol)  I guess it looks like a hill... unless you turn it upside down like I did for my card!  Heehee.  Remember, every time you link a new card at Double Delight Challenges , you will be entered in our monthly drawing to win a Gift Certificate to Designed2Delight shop .  Come join the fun!  *Ü* More Card Deets: Key Ingredients (paper & chipboard needle and scissors) Sew Beary

Polka Dots n' Panda Bears

Today is my turn to post on the LaLa Land Crafts Blog , and here is what I shared!  Also, just a reminder that our DT is sharing the CUTEST Marci and Luka cards each and every day over there, so be sure to pop on over and scroll down thru all the eye candy.  *Ü*  For my card, I used the first Marci we released as a digi, Birthday Marci .  I also used   Carly's sketch #3 NEW RUBBER STAMP RELEASE : Birthday Marci will be available next Wednesday, Sept. 15th in rubber along with 4 other Marci's and a "surprise" stamp!   It will be a FUN day as we have a special new release post in LaLa Land, so I hope you'll join us!!  Thanks for looking!  Happy Inking :)

A New DT for Me - GGWSC

Happy Tuesday!!  I have some fun and exciting news to share today... I'm now on Kristen's Going Grey with Scrap Creations Design Team!!  Woot Woot!  So each Tuesday here at Ink Something, I'll be posting a card for our weekly challenges.   Part of the fun of course is that we have weekly sponsors!!  This week's sponsor is  And our challenge this week is ... Create a card with a Child's Theme.   One winner will get to choose FIVE digis from   The Wild Flower Patch store ! For my card I used the cute girl image called Birthday Ivy   ( sentiment on inside ) and ... I used this week's sketch challenge from SKETCHES BY CARLY !!  She is having her very first challenge on her new blog and it's open til Thursday night!  One winner will win a free digi of their choice from the Designed 2 Delight shop!  Have a Terrific Tuesday!!  *Ü*

Ribbon-Framed Ballerina

Hello, I have another Ballerina Marci card to share with you... this time I tried a ribbon frame (tutorial on SCS), and used my Cherry Blossom Branch Sizzix Die.   Ballerina Marci was available for a limited time as a digi, but you won't have to wait much longer to get her again as she will be available in rubber on September 15th at LaLa Land Crafts !!  I made this card for the following Challenges: Stampin' Royalty:  Rhinestones & Pearls The Craft Den:  Say It With Flowers Oh Alice:  What Makes You Shine or Sparkle All Sorts:  New Beginnings (Dance classes start up soon!) One Stitch at a Time:  Blooms, Butterflies or Bling Thanks for poppin' by today!  Have a lovely Labor Day tomorrow, and try not to "labor" too much!!  ; P

You GO Girl - Cheerleader Marci

Hello and welcome back :)  Today's card features  Cheerleader Marci in colors that my daughter picked out. Maddy has been wanting me to use "Shock Pink" for some time, so I finally made her wish come true, Lol. I know my greens don't look like they match, but they really do look closer in color in real life!  This cutie is available for only a few more days as a digi at LaLa Land Crafts ! Then she will be available in rubber on September 15!! Now THAT'S something to cheer about! (although I DO love the digis too!) Get crafty and 'Ink Something'! :)

It's the Little Things...

Hello! I have another Marci with Rose card to share today, and this is possibly my favorite Marci in this line of stamps so far. You can use her for birthdays, Mother's day, a sweet Thank You note, and many more occasions. She is available all this week as a digi at LaLa Land Crafts !  Carly's got a new sketch up at SKETCHES BY CARLY ! I used #9, "Cute as a Button", except I cheated a bit and used DP instead of buttons.    Marci is colored with Copics, cut out leaving a little white, and then layered on black and cut out again (for a shadow effect). Machine-stitched all around my card and added stickles to all the roses.   Thanks for looking!!  Have a great Thursday :)

Introducing... Marci with Rose

Happy Wednesday!!   Wednesdays are my day to post at LaLa Land Crafts ! Today we're releasing Marci with Rose She is the last in this FIRST release of Marci's. She is available in DIGI for one week only, starting today. And remember, all 5 Marci's ( plus a surprise stamp ) will be returning on September 15th ... as RUBBER STAMPS!! Gotta love that! Also, if you didn't grab the uber cute Cheerleader Marci , she is still available as a digi for just a few more days!! I hope you'll come over to the LLLC Blog and scroll down to see the extreme CUTENESS that the DT have been posting every day!   For my card above, I used sketch #2 at SKETCHES BY CARLY . *Ü* ( she's my 11 yr. old daughter and has created quite a few sketches recently! )  Have a great day *Ü*