Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Guest Post by Designing Diva, Cheryl Schoeman: Intergalactic Shaker Tags

Intergalactic Shaker Tags
Using Doodles Paper Playground: Sparkle Blends Intergalactic

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Hi everyone. I have a couple of cute tags with an out-of-this-world theme using Doodles Paper Playgrounds Intergalactic sparkle blend. How pretty is this blend!?



I have made a few galaxy backgrounds now but I am still trying to get better at them as I've seen some amazing examples out there. Today's was my favorite so far but I am going to keep practicing :) I started by putting down a few colors of distress oxide inks on watercolor paper and then spraying them with water mixed with perfect pearls. Love the colors but next time I want to cover the cardstock more fully.



Then I used distress oxide black soot to cover sections, then spray with water and heat set it. I did this several times. After I had enough color down, I splattered the cardstock with gold shimmer and white mica watercolor.



I die cut tags out of my galaxy cardstock and white cardstock. Then I adhered the interior of the galaxy to my white cardstock and adhered some circle pouches to the outer tags. I already had a few little space critters colored with copics and die cut out ready to go so I added a little space mouse to the inside of one of my tags.



To create the tags, I used a tape runner along the edge of the interior tag and then put my sparkle blend on the galaxy. Then pressed the top of the tag in place. I added the space dog and kitty to the top. I haven't decided if I am going to use these as tags on presents or as ornaments for my kids. Either way, I left the sentiment off and will write one on the back.



I had so much fun making these little shakers. 


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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Guest Post by Designing Diva: Alison Heikkila - Flamingo Tropic

Flamingo Tropic
Using Doodles Paper Playground: Sparkle Blends Flamingo Tropic

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Hello! Alison here. Today I have a new shaker card to share that features one of the latest Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. I love this one, you guys. It's called Flamingo Tropic, and since I was a teenager, I have had a huge obsession with flamingos. They are all over my kitchen, I have bags, jewelry, and yup...a bunch on my front lawn. I even switch them out the Skelemingos at Halloween time. So seeing those little flamingo sequins in this Sparkle Blend really made me giddy. 

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Stampendous recently came out with this great layering stamp flamingo set called Flamingo Messages. It's perfect for using with Flamingo Tropic. I stamped it with a couple of the shades in the Berry Blast Kaleidacolor ink pad set from Imagine. If you look at the flamingo closely, you'll see a couple of shades on it.

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I really like the bright green sequins in this Sparkle Blend too. It adds a great contrast to the shades of pink. I used 2 Fitted Frames dies (from Stampendous) to make my shaker windows. I backed the white panel with textured Double Dot paper which I think adds to the fun of this card. 

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I added a few sequins on the top layer of the card just for some more shine, because who doesn't love a little more shine? I called this baby done after that. I kept it pretty clean & simple because the focus just had to be on those 2 fabulous shaker windows. That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day! 

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

April Release Blog Hop Winners!!

Thank you to everyone who joined me and the rest of the talented designers who created wonderful, inspirational projects for our April Sparkle Blends Release Blog Hop! I am really thrilled with the success of this first hop & plan to do another with our June release!


Grand Prize: 
     - Penny Hanuszak Full size packs of each of the 8 blends in the April Sparkle Blends Release.

Second Prize: 
     - Sue D Birthday Themed Prize Pack, including Birthday Bash Sparkle Blends.

x4 Third Prizes: 
     Denise Bryant Illustrated Faith Paper Pack (donated by White Rose Crafts) & Fairy Dust blend
     Marcia Caradinta Stampendous Elegant Borders stamp set (donated by White Rose Crafts) & Flaming Sunset blend
     Dawn Bennett Stampendous Glasswork Leaves stamp set (donated by White Rose Crafts) & Flaming Sunset blend
     Dana Marsolek Scrapberry's Vintage Circus stamp set (donated by White Rose Crafts) & Intergalactic blend

Individual Blog Prizes:
     - Doodles Paper Playground Blog: Joan Nadeau - Intergalactic blend
     - Cards and Clutter Blog: Liz - Fairy Dust blend
     - Fawntastic Creations Blog: F. Andre - Intergalactic blend
     - Karen's Kreative Kards Blog: Susan Ackerman - Breakfast at Tiffy's blend
     - Alison's Random Thoughts Blog: Verna Angerhorfer - Breakfast at Tiffy's blend
     - Mimi's Crafty Abyss Blog: Kirsty Vittetoe - Birthday Bash blend
     - EKgorman Designs Blog: Eileen Markarian - Flaming Sunset blend
     - Kreations by Kimber Blog: No Comments

Blog Reminder Day 1: 
     Denise Bryant - Flaming Sunset blend

Blog Reminder Day 2: 
     a) Denise Bryant - Breakfast at Tiffy's blend
     b) Kirsty Vittetoe - Fairy Dust blend

Blog Reminder Day 3:
     Sue D - Flamingo Tropic blend

Blog Reminder Day 4:
     Denise Bryant - Birthday Bash blend


If you haven't already, please email DoodlesPaperPlayground@gmail.com by 4/22/18 to claim your prize(s).

Thank you again to everyone who participated! 
I appreciate your support so much!

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 Don't forget, White Rose Crafts is offering a 25% discount on all items in the Shaker Cards category of the store, through 11:59pm EST on April 22nd, 2018.

Use Coupon Code:  SPARKLE

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