Sunday, August 30, 2015

Joy Clair-Thank You for Everything!

Good morning and happy Sunday! It is a rainy day here and I am lucky to have nowhere to go today.  I plan on staying in my PJ's and crafting for most of today.  :)
I have one last Joy Clair release for you to share.
The set today is called, Thank You for Everything.  I created my own background using the small flower stamp, embossing it in white, and coloring it using my Zig Kuretake Clean Brush markers. 
By Michele Kovack
I cut the flower with my Silhouette and water color paper and water colored that too. I stamped my sentiment and scored the panel for a bit of interest.  I also added a bit of ribbon and a few sequins to finish it off.  
By Michele Kovack

By Michele Kovack

Thank you card clear stamps


Have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Joy Clair Joyful Wishes and Christmas Wishes!

Good morning and happy weekend to you!
I still have a couple more days of Joy Clair stamps to show you!
Today I have two cards using two different sets.  The first set is called Joyful Wishes. It includes holiday sentiments in a fabulous font.  I also snuck in the teeny weeny snowflake stamp and stamped it in pink. 
The sentiment was embossed in silver.  I embossed the edges of the card to match.  The snowflakes were cut from water color paper using a Spellbinder's die.  They were water colored, given a coat of glossy accents, and sprinkled with glitter.  I tied ribbon and jingle bells as a final touch. 
Joyful Wishes Christmas Clear Stamps by Joy Clair
The second set is called, Christmas Wishes.  It also has wonderful fonts as well as some Christmas trees.  I had a leftover snowflake and didn't want to see it go to waste. LOL!  So I stamped the sentiment in a peachy pink color and the snowflakes in yellow.  I added a doily, ribbon, and a few rhinestones. 
Joy Clair Christmas Wishes Clear Stamps

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Rustic Occasions Sentiments

Good morning crafty friends! I have another new stamp set to share with you today from Joy Clair! The set is is called, Rustic Occasions Sentiments.  I stamped the branches, pine cones, and sentiment. I used my water color brush to splatter a bit of turquoise and black paint.  
The background was created using a Spellbinder's die and water colors. The panel behind it was also water colored with a bit of yellow.  I adhered the layers using foam tape.  For my finishing touches I added some rustic twine and a scattering of sequins.  
Here is the set in its entirety.  
Rustic Occasions Clear Stamps by Joy Clair




Have a great day and TGIF! 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cozy Snowmen Wishes

It's hard to believe that summer is coming to an end. Before you know it we will be shoveling snow and celebrating Christmas.  ;)
So why not get a jump start on the holidays by getting this new set by Joy Clair called Cozy Snowman Wishes? 
I used my Zig Markers to color the snowman. 
I stamped snowflakes in pink and blue and the sentiment in black.  I added glittery snow, and a snowflake to the bottom and top of the image.  
Here is the entire set.  Cute right?
Cozy snowman clear stamps for Christmas Holidays


I took my baby to college yesterday.  It was a surreal moment for me and as expected I had a few tears when I got home.  I am so proud of my son, and wish him happiness, success, and enjoyment through his new found independence.  But as his mom who has taken care of him for the past 18 years, I will miss his voice....his hugs.....and even his messes. 
:)

The First Step Towards Getting Somewhere
is to Decide
That You Are Not
Going to Stay Where You 
Are....
   ----Unknown


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hugs and Smiles!

How are you enjoying the Joy Clair release so far? The stamps are so fun and today's set is no exception!  It is called Hugs and Smiles. I love the font, and the circles are so stinking cool!
I used my Zig Kuretake Clean Color Markers in two different color schemes. 
The first one is bright and cheery using blue, purples, greens, and a bit of orange. After the water colors were dry, I stamped the sentiment in black.  I kept the card clean and simple.  No ribbon. (gasp!) or glitter.......of any "poofiness" whatsoever. ;)
My second card is a bit more muted in shades of green, yellow and orange.  
 
Here is the complete set......I am thinking my next card needs to include that cute jar! 
Hugs and smiles clear stamps by Joy Clair
Be inspired and head on over to the other gals' blogs! 

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Joy Clair-Bandana Bits!

Good morning! I hope you loved the release yesterday, because I have more to share with you today!  It is a fun set called Bandana Bits from Joy Clair.
I stamped the image in Versamark and embossed it in white. I water colored it in shades of red and orange.  
The sentiment was embossed in black and I splattered black water color and added a few sequins to finish it off. :)

Bandana Bits Clear Stamps Background Borders
Be sure to check out the other designer's blogs for more inspiration using this set!

Have a great day! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, August 24, 2015

Grand Opening of Joy Clair!

Good morning! I am excited to be a part of the grand opening of a new stamp company called, Joy Clair
I had the pleasure of working with many of their stamps including this one called, Hello Autumn.  I stamped the leaves on vellum with Staz On ink and used alcohol inks on the opposite sides. 
The leaves have a beautiful translucent quality to them that was difficult to capture through photography. 
I created a water colored background and added a few splatters of gold and black. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and embossed in gold. I also added a bit of waxy twine and a rhinestone. 
Be sure to visit the other gals and see what they have created!

I am back to school today!  Wish me luck as a dive into a new grade this year! 4th!
Have a great day!