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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

Take time to get inky today....

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dream-Pendous!



Get ready to be inked, pasted, encrusted, stenciled and stamped! All of this week the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team and theStampendous Design Teams will be providing some "Dream-pendous" inspiration for you, with multiple opportunities to win some fabulous prizes from both companies. Each day this week, you will be directed from both the Stampendous Impressions' blog or theDream It Up! blog to the players du jour for your oohing and aaahing pleasure. Everyone will be playing on Saturday, the 14th with our final hop for the week. This is your opportunity to see how to mix and mingle your creativity...if you are a stenciler, you will be fascinated at combining stamps with your first love. If you are a stamper, you will be wowed at how stencils can add to your impressions.



This is the first time I've worked with stencils and really had a lot of fun!  I used the beautiful LJ899 Petals Background Stencil and ran it through my Cuttlebug, then before removing my stencil inked it up with Tsukineko Aloe Vera ink.  I then stamped one of my favorite  Stampendous stamps, Dragonfly Vine with VersaMark ink.  I love the wayEmerald PEARLustreAmethyst PEARLustre and Detail Gold Embossing Powders look when used together on an image.  They almost look iridescent - LOVE IT!!!
To see all the beautiful stencils Dreamweavers offers, be sure to check them all out here.  
Be sure to leave comments as you tour the blogs (with your email addy!) for a chance to win these great prizes one of three combined sets of theseDreamweaver and Stampendous goodies:





OK, are you ready to see what everyone else has created for your sweet inspiration today?  Grab a cup of coffee and take a look at the following blogs, but before you leave don't forget to leave me some love!


Well, it's time for me to go.  I'll be back on Saturday with another Dreamweavers/Stampendous project to share with you.  In the meantime, enjoy your week and take time to get inky!

41 comments:

Summite said...

It might be the first time you used a stencil but you did it like a pro.... Your card is WOW.... Congrat....

Colleen said...

Love all of the texture and great image!

craftymom205 said...

Love the dragonfly.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Anne Temple said...

This looks amazing!! Definitely want to try this (will have to get some background stencils first though).

Stephanie Lee said...

oh so pretty Krissy! the bkground stencil and the stamp goes perfectly!

Louise said...

Beautiful Krissy! I love that dragonfly stamp and the background stencil, I'm using that in my Saturday post!

Jingle said...

This is such a pretty card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Very pretty! Such great texture!

Pam Hornschu said...

Beautiful card and colors, Krissy. Love the idea of mixing the two EPs together. Don't you love that background stencil?

Bernie said...

WOW hope when I try this for the first time I get such a stunning result.
Hugs
berniescraftcoset at gmail dot com

marilync said...

Very nice! I like the mosaic texture in the background

silvia said...

Beautiful card!! LOVE the background and the dragonfly stamp!!

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous card!! You made a wonderful background and did a fantastic job... you'd never know it was your 1st time using a stencil.

Jackie B said...

Great texture you got on your card. Now with all the new toys stencils are more fun. Thanks for sharing. Jackietbedataoldotcom

Jessie said...

This is one of my FAVORITE stencils, but I've never used it with a stamp before...I will now!

DebWoo said...

the background is lovely in that color

DebWoo said...

this background is lovely, particularly the color

Deborah said...

I love the mixture of mediums and techniques. The card has an effervescent fairy quality to it.

Jennifer Dove said...

Oh OH...the pattern behind the dragonfly..yummy idea

jennifer at kickman dot com

Joy H said...

Beautiful card Krissy, loved the stamp and how you embossed it and the great stencilled background.

Karen L said...

I am seeing stencils in a whole new way with this hop! can't wait to try out some of the techniques!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Love that background with the dragonfly stamp Krissy! Thank you for playing along with the Dream Team this week. I am loving seeing all of the different blogs too! Very nice work!

Kimmy said...

I love the texture and colors. It looks like a mosaic tiled piece of art.

Sandra said...

Love your work, fantastic!

Leta said...

Looks marvelous...

Kimbo said...

So pretty!! Love this dragonfly stencil!!

Scrappychick said...

Love that you stamped right over the stenciling! Gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Cool card--I like your mix of embossing powders.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

rlovew said...

Gorgeous card! I love the embossing powders you used on the card. rlovew1976@yahoo.com

Janelle said...

Oh Krissy - I love this card! Beautiful stencil work, like a pro, and that dragonfly stamp is a perfect partner!

rose s. said...

Your card is amazing. you wouldn't know you've never used stencils before! i never thought to mix embossing powders but will have to try that.

rose s. said...

you would never know that you hadn't used stencils before! your card is gorgeous. i never thought to mix embossing powders before but will have to give it a try.

Michele from MS said...

1st time?? Looks like an experienced stamper to me!! Beautiful card and I love the idea of inking the embossed image before you removed the stencil! Thanks for sharing!! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Chris D. said...

Oh my! This card is gorgeous!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Fun hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

sommrstamping said...

Krissy I love how you used the stencil and the dragonfly is gorgeous. I'm finding a whole lot of things to add to my wish list the Dragonfly is at the top. Thanks for the inspiration.

Wendy said...

Perfect. What a beautiful job you did on your card. I love it. Have a great day!!

Kimbo said...

Lovely!!

Terrece said...

Very pretty. The background is very striking really helps pop the image.

Terrece said...

Very pretty. The background is very striking really helps pop the image.