Friday, July 1, 2016

I've Moved!

Today's the Day! I've moved to my new blog! Go find me here!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

June Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge

I was close but I manged to finsh just in time! Here's this months progressive freebie challenge form outlawz this months image was from Beecy's Place.

Paper: Stash and Gina K Wild Dandilion
Stamp: Beecy's Place
Ink: Chamelon YL2, PK3 and Copic E35, E23, G07

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cherry Summer

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a bright sunny card for you guys! I didn't put a greeting on it because I wasn't quite sure what I wanted it to say.

Paper: Stash
Accessories: Faber Castell Pencils, Lyra Pencils, Cuttlebug
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge
Lemon Shortbread
Crafty Creations

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Craft Space Tuesday: I'm Moving!

So today is my Birthday and I didn't want to do a crazy detailed post here so I thought I'd tackle this topic instead!

I'm Moving!

Well not houses or anything like that. But I'm moving Websites!

Say good bye to My Crafty Place and Welcome to....

Sam's Crafty Castle

Well the official move won't happen until July 1st and it will be a super soft opening but I thought I would give you all a heads up and a chance to get subscribed!  So go check out the new website here!

There's a reason this will be a soft opening. We're heading into the first few weeks of July which is always a whole lot of crazy for me I should be back in action to a normal level about the middle of July after a really short vacation. The goal for the blog and posting in the next 2 or 3 weeks is to simply get done what I can.

As always, Feel free to comment down below, use the new contact form on the side, or Like the My Crafty Place Facebook page to leave suggestions for upcoming Craft Space Tuesday Posts! Any Craft related topic is up for grabs!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 166

Hi Everyone! Time for a new Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Paper: Multi-craft Polka Dot paper pack and Gina K Designs Wild Dandelion
Ink: Memento Pear Tart and Memento RoseBud
Stamps (and Die Cut) Crafter's Companion
Accessories: Naturals
Classic Design Team Challenge
Art By Mi Ran
Inspiration Destination

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pizza My Heart With Lawn Fawn

Hi everyone! Today I have a cute card featuring the Pizza My Heart Set from Lawn Fawn! I'm not super happy with how this card came out but it's still cute!

Stamps: Pizza My Heart from Lawn Fawn

Ink: Distress and My Favorite Things, Tombow Duel Brush Pen

Paper: The Stash

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Craft Space Tuesday: Favorite Color Combinations

So I actually was one of the random winners from Digi Designs Challenge last week for the Favorite Color Combination Challenge! This wasn't the topic I was planning for this week but I wasn't quite ready for the watercolor post yet! Maybe next week! So I thought a fun topic for today might be favorite color combinations! My favorite is pink and orange. But I always really like Pink and Green, Purple and yellow, purple and blue, and really bright colors together when I'm doing kids cards!

What about you? What are you favorite color combinations?

As always, Feel free to comment down below, use the new contact form on the side, or Like the My Crafty Place Facebook page to leave suggestions for upcoming Craft Space Tuesday Posts! Any Craft related topic is up for grabs!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 165 with Gina K Desgins

Happy Monday! Time for another sketch challenge!

I'm sorry this post will be short.... I'm fighting with my internet again I'm going to try and remember to come back and add more info to this post later....

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Firefighter Card

HI! I have a really fun boy card for you today!

I have a little boy who is a family friend I originally picked this image out for him but then never got a card finished and I don't know if he's still into firefighters and I probably won't send it off but I still made something anyway.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Purple and Yellow Graduation Card

So you ever make a card that feels like the ending to a story?

Well I did.

4 years ago I made this card to give to my little cousin for her first day fo highschool.

Today I'm posting her graduation card.

I can't believe it's been 4 years. I can't believe I've been bloging this long. I can't believe how far I've come in my cardmaking skills. Keep reading to the end for a nice big anouncement.

Are you ready for the big anouncement? I'm moving to a new site! I was ready for an upgrade and have decided to move to a WIX site! Don't worry I'll share more when it's time to move!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Little Girl Birthday Card Featuring Genevieve Giraffe by Gina K Designs

Ok well nothing says this has to be for a little girls birthday but that's what it made me think of!

So this is created with paper from the Stash and Multicraft The stamps are both from Gina K Designs, Genevieve Giraffe and Massive Messages I colored Genevieve with tombow markers and add some white gel pen spots to the background. The Birthday Wishes is stamped with MFT Hybrid Ink!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Disney Castle Card

Ever have a card that's meant to turn out one way and then comes out completely different?

That's how this card turned out... I had some challenges picked out for this card and I ended up going in a completely different direction!

I had to go with a Disney theme because I'm gearing up to start planning my next trip and I'm just so excited!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Craft Space Tuesday: Strech Your Stamps

Hello and welcome to another Craft Space Tuesday! This week we're talking about different ways to use your stamps. I went through my technique binder and pulled out some of the samples I've made using stamps in a different way! Before we get started I just wanted to say that these are all samples meant to just be references for me so they are far from my best work.

 This is probably the easiest technique that any one can do! If you have clear photo-polymer stamps they're pretty bendy All you have to do is bend them into a different shape!

This one's a little different and didn't photograph well at all so I'm going to include the video for this one from Stamp TV.

This was a fun technique I got from a Jennifer McGuire video! All I did was paint with watercolor the background stamp and emboss over and rub a baby wipe to lift off some of the color! I'll be showing this one again in a couple weeks!

This one is of my favorites and also inspired by a stamp tv video. It makes a great background! All you need to do is take a stamp. Stamp with Versamark and emboss!

Here's another cool background idea! You can stamp any stamp repeatedly then take a white pigment ink and brush it over the center. This lights part of your image and lets you stamp something in the middle.

This was the technique behind yesterday's card. It's simple a bunch of stamps stamped in random order in a lot of different orange colors! You can do it this with any stamp or any colors!

For this one you cut a shape and stamp inside. Now I hand cut this shape but you could easily use a die cut!

This is similar to the last one. Take a shape and trace it then stamp around the outside.

This was probably the easies of them all . I simply staped with versamark and then put chalk over the top!

I hope I could give you some new ideas to try!

As always, Feel free to comment down below, use the new contact form on the side, or Like the My Crafty Place Facebook page to leave suggestions for upcoming Craft Space Tuesday Posts! Any Craft related topic is up for grabs!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 164

Happy Monday! Time for a new Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

So here's a story about today's card. I was getting challenges for the week set up and found a monochrome and inspired by a film challenge. I knew I had some newsie stamps from melonheadz and thought this is perfect because Newsies is my favorite movie! (And yes it's a Disney movie) So I went through my stash and started digging around and thinking about colors. I thought a brown monochromatic would be cool because it sort of matched the Newsies theme since I like to do vintagey dark jewel tone type colors on the newsies cards well I ended up pulling out this stack of newspaper and instead of changing the plan to the black and white of this image I had planned to do for some reason I still made it brown It's not exactly what I pictured it still came out pretty well.

stamps: melonheadz and stamps by Judith (small stick stamp to create the pattern along the bottom)
Paper: Stash
Ink: Copic, Versamark
Outlawz Color Combination
Mod Squad Challenge C.R.A.F.T. Challenge

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Crafting When We Can with Sasayaki Glitter

First off let me just say the images from this sponser are just so super cute!

But anyway our challenge this week is a sketch!

And I made this super cute shaker card!

New Release at Digistamps4Joy

Is it just me or dosen't it feel like time is just going really fast! But at least it's time for a new release at Digistamps4Joy!

I used Ain't She Sweet! It's such a cute image! I used paper and ribbon from stash the bling is from Want 2 Scrap and she is colored with copics!

Classic Desgin Team Open Challenge
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge
2 Creative Chicks

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Pink and Orange Happy Birthday!

Hi Everyone!

I'm doing pretty good with getting back in the habit of daily blogging! Today I have a birthday card for you!

I found a challenge to use your favorite color combination and of course I couldn't pass this up! My absolute favorite color combination is pink and orange!

Stamp: Just4fun
Paper:  Cricut and Multicraft
Ink: Wink of Stella Gold, Chameleon Orange, Chameleon Bubblegum Pink, Copic RV23 (I just realized how nicely that matches the multicraft polka dot paper) and Wink of Stella Clear
Accessories: Want 2 Scrap Pink Bling

Digi Desgins Challenge: Favorite Color Combination
Art by Mi Ran Challenge 59 Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Purple Flowers Happy Birthday with Digistamps4Joy


I'm working on getting back to everyday posts and I'm defiantly heading in the right direction! I've got some great stuff planned for the next couple weeks!

Alright onto to today's card!

OK so this one is nice and simple the paper is from The Stash. The digistamp is from Digistamps4joy and called Clivia it's one of my favorites! I colored it with a violet chamelon pen and added in the details with a white gel pen (signo uniball is my favorite) the sentiment is stamped in Memento Grape Jelly and I'm not sure the manufacturer. Then I felt like it wasn't quite finshed so I added to small purple perls from the eyelet outlet!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Craft Space Tuesday: Supplies you don't use

Hello! Time for another Craft Space Tuesday! This week we're going to talk about all the supplies we don't use!

I know we all have them.... The supplies that look awesome so we buy them and then they sit in our stash forever...

For me it's embellishments of any kind.... I have soo many and never use them!!! I find that I use them a little more if I enter challenges and use sketches but I still have so many!

What about you?

As always, Feel free to comment down below, use the new contact form on the side, or Like the My Crafty Place Facebook page to leave suggestions for upcoming Craft Space Tuesday Posts! Any Craft related topic is up for grabs!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 163

Hi guys!

Late post today but it is monday and time for a new Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

and here's my card!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Digistamps4joy June Progressive Freebie Challenge

Hi everyone!

It's time for a new progressive freebie challenge!

It's a great June challenge! This card will be on its way next week to a friend of mine!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Friday Video: Spring Flower Card

Look! I'm only a day late! Enjoy this weeks video!

Cricut Exploers May Challenge!

One more May challenge to wrap up quick guys!

Here's my google eyes challenge for Cricut Explorers! I don't make a complete project but I did cut out this cute little create a critter bear and put some google eyes on him. I actually bought a few packs of google eyes just to do this so I had the perfect excuse to do it!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Outlawz May Progressive Freebie Challenge

But Sam... It's June... Not May....

I know.... I'm super behind this month.... May went somewhere and I'm not sure where that was.... But if it wanted to come back for a day or two that'd be nice...

This months Freebie is from ppinkydolls!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

New Challenge at DS4J!

Happy June! A new month means a new challenge at DS4J!

This month our theme is Faries! Here's my card featuring Spring Fairy!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Craft Space Tuesday: Favorite Stamp Companies

Hello Everyone and Welcome to another episode of Craft Space Tuesday!

If you left me a suggestion on the ribbon form doesn't worry I'll get to them. :)

But this week we have a really fun topic


I mean who doesn't like talking about stamps!

So I thought it might be fun to share our favorite stamp companies!

I have a top 3. There are a lot of stamp companies I like and own stamps from and a lot that I like but don't own stamps from yet. But there are 3 companies that I wait patiently for every new release and they are:

Gina K Designs
Lawn Fawn
La La Land!

What are your top 3 favorite companies?

As always, Feel free to comment down below, use the new contact form on the side, or Like the My Crafty Place Facebook page to leave suggestions for upcoming Craft Space Tuesday Posts! Any Craft related topic is up for grabs!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 162

Happy Monday! And if you live in the states Happy Memorial Day! Since it's Memorial Day I went with a red white and blue theme for this weeks sketch!

First off I love this sketch! And here's the card I made!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Crafting When We Can Add Stars!

Today is also the start of another challenge at Crafting When We Can this week we have an unsponsored challenge but I hope you'll play along anyway!

The theme is add stars!

Here's my card which features my brand new MINC!!!

So all the paper is from getting to big scrap pile and for the stars I created my own toner paper (I have to do a Jo-Anns order soon though so I'll probably get some official stuff)  and foiled them silver with my MINC! That's it!

New Release at Digistamps 4 Joy!

Where have the last 2 weeks gone! I can't believe it's time for another new release!

Alright so I didn't take detailed notes on these cards... (this one and the one later today) because I threw them together super fast. But I'm starting to get into a new routine with my new job so hopefully things will get better and a little more normal again. :)

Anyway, this is Tinka in the Tower from the new release I colored her with copics! All the paper is from my stash!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday Product Review Video!

Hello and Happy Friday!!!

It's time for another video and today we have a really fun product review of the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons!

Take a look and see what you think!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Craft Space Tuesday Ribbon

Hello, and Welcome to Craft Space Tuesday!

This weeks episode will be a little short.... I was out of some of the supplies for some of the projects I wanted to do for this post. But I'll talk a little today and maybe revisit this topic later. :) But if you click on the little Pinterest button over on the side you'll be able to see the Pinterest board where I was keeping ideas for this post.

So here's a quick breakdown of the results from the little survey I had posted.

100% of the responses said they enjoyed using ribbon!

The next question I asked was What are your favourite ways to use ribbon? Most people said they liked to use it for accents on cards but I got a few really interesting responses! said she likes to use it around the card fold! I thought that sounded like a great idea! said she likes to use it behind a stamped image! I tend to always put the ribbon in front! So smart to put it on the image!

One thing that Shelly mentioned when she answered this question was that she has a sort of homemade bow easy for tying her bows! I totally want to make myself one of these and I haven't yet! But I'll be sure to share when I do!

I was surprised by how many people said they feel that they used their ribbon! It was by far the majority! Most people who said they didn't use their's left some things that should in the way.

For many people, it seemed that they were just out of ideas to use ribbon and hopefully some of the above suggestions help you out. I 'll give more examples when I revisit this with my ribbon projects.

One person did mention that they sometimes struggle to lay down their ribbon straight... Well, straight is hard for me. The best advice I came give for this is simply to try and push the ribbon up against something that's already flush on the card or use a ruler. I also find that as far as easily adhering the ribbon I like to run it through my xyron.

Alright everyone my internet is acting up again... I'm typing almost 2 sentences ahead of what is showing up on my screen... so I'm going to end this here. Hopefully, I'll see you next week!

As always, Feel free to comment down below, use the new contact form on the side, or Like the My Crafty Place Facebook page to leave suggestions for upcoming Craft Space Tuesday Posts! Any Craft related topic is up for grabs!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 161

It's Monday and time to share a new sketch challnge!

This week we have sketch 161!

and here's my project!

Craft Space Tuesday!

Hi, crafty friends! Could you help me out with some craft space Tuesday planning?

Please visit this link and take the short survey. It's all about Ribbon!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Friday Video: National Scrapbook Day Haul

Remember when I teased on Sunday that I got some really cool stuff? Well, now you get to know!

This video decided it was going to be super difficult.... My camera died when I was filming.... Then for some reason, it decided it needed to be difficult during editing and just ugh.... I'll get it eventually!

Anyway,  I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Flowers!

Hello check out today's card!

I was in need of a Birthday card this week and here's what I made!

Because I did this fast I didn't take notes.. So unfourtntly this is all I have today..

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Craft Space Tuesday: Card Artist

Welcome to Craft Space Tuesday! For anyone who's new Craft Space Tuesday is where I talk about the hot topics in paper crafting!

This week I'm tackling a topic that's been on my mind for a couple months now.

What do you call yourself?

Do you consider yourself to be a cardmaker? Scrapbooker? paper crafter? just a regular crafter? an artist?

Artistic, Artist, Creative. These are words I don't usually use to descie myself but lately I have been. I've used the words Cardmaker, PaperCrafter, and Crafter as words to describe myself. But lately I've really shifted the way I think about what we do here. And I've defintly started use artist to describe what I do. I think I'll always use Cardmaker and Crafter as the primary words I use but I'm thinking of myself more as an artist to.

Short topic today because I don't have any pictures or anything to go with it. But I'm already starting to work a little on next weeks post and could use your help!

If you wouldn't mind stoping by this link and answering a few questions for me. That would be wonderful!

As always, Feel free to comment down below, use the new contact form on the side, or Like the My Crafty Place Facebook page to leave suggestions for upcoming Craft Space Tuesday Posts! Any Craft related topic is up for grabs!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 160!

I can't believe it's already Monday and time for another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

This week is sketch 160!

and here's my card!

Stamp: Clematis Beecy
Ink: Chameleon Pens and MFT Hybrid Black Licorice.
Paper: Cricut, Core'dinations, MultiCraft
Acessories: Fiskars Punch, Glitter

Crafty Friends
Sparkle N Sprinkle
Craft Your Passion
MelonHeadz Friends

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Clean and Simple with Crafting when we can!

It's a new challenge at Crafting When We Can! This week is one of my favorite themes Clean and Simple!

Our Sponser this time is DevilCaitDesigns

And here's my project!

Stamp: Elissa DevilCaitDesigns
Inks: Tombow 665, Copic: E25, E30, R85, BG18
Accessories: Darice (I think) Embossing Folder
Paper: Stash

Lemon Shortbread
Inspiration Destination
Simon Monday Challenge

New Release With DS4J!

It's new release week at DigiStamps4Joy!

Check out the new Digi's!

And here's the card I made using Wishing you a rainbow!

I've been dong a lot with glitter lately and this is no exception! That background is made with tear-rifffic tape and Glitter! But I love how it turned out!

Now there's a reason I picked this stamp fro the new release!

Because I have this stamp! I stamped in to the center of the card!

Stamps: Wishing on a Rainbow from DS4J, Inkadinkado
Paper: Hobby Lobby Heavyweight
Inks: Copic, B01,C0; Chamelon Pens OR4,YL2,PR4,GR3,RD4,BL6,V04, Memento Tangelo
Accessories: Tear-iffic tape and Glitter!

Art By Mi Ran
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies
Crafting With Friends