August 2018 - Mary Polanco Designs

Friday, August 31, 2018

Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit
August 31, 20180 Comments

Hey everyone!  I'm back with my first SSS card kit in what feels like...Ages!! I could not resist this one so I got back on board with it and here we are.  I hope you enjoy my take on this kit.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Coffee Magic
August 29, 2018 4 Comments
Hello everyone!  I am participating in the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge!  If you want to check out all the amazing products, click HERE.
Today's card features the newest Hero Arts Card kit from August.  If you know anything about me, you know that I LOVE coffee and because of my small obsession, it carries over to my cardmaking! This project was made with the smooshing technique for the rainbow background.  I used regular Distress inks to achieve the multicolored look by smooshing the rainbow colors on my craft mat and then picking them up with some Canson XL Watercolor paper.  I used VerstaFine Onyx black ink to stamp my coffee cup and then Arteza Real Brush Pens to color it in.  The coffee aroma or steam comes from some of the designer paper that was in the kit.  I just used a Lawn Fawn Hillside Border Die to cut it out into that swoopy shape. I finished this off with a sentiment and some coffee sequins from Neat and Tangled.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Alternate Way to Foil! No Laminator? No Problem!
August 27, 2018 7 Comments

Hello everyone!  Let's get MUCH more use out of our foiling!  I discovered this technique and am THRILLED with it.  I will show you how to use foil on your projects without the need for a laminator.  You probably already have these tools in your stash so let's get to it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Forget Me Not Friday; Using What's in Your Stash
August 24, 20180 Comments

Hi everyone!  Today's video gets us into our amazing inventory of cardmaking goodies so that we can make use of what we have.  I always enjoy doing these videos because I get to show some love to my rarely used sets.  This card features a Paper Smooches set called Woofers and Tweeters and the sentiment stamp is from a Hero Arts kit from a few months back.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

To a Pal and a Confidant
August 23, 20180 Comments

Hello everyone!  Ok, can I just say that this stamp set from Kindred Stamps, brought me an incredible amount of joy.  It's funny, snarky, sincere!  Just amazing!  And the best part about it, is that I received it from a crafty friend, out of the blue!  What an awesome community we have; full of generosity and love!  Thank you so much, Karen, for single-handedly bring me joy! :)
Ok so to the card....lots of coloring with Real Brush watercolor markers from both Arteza and Zig.  I used a Paper Smooches city scape die with glitter cardstock.  The winning element of the backdrop is the Tim Holtz' rays stencil that I used Distress Oxide and Nuvo Glimmer paste on.  I then put this card together with Nuvo liquid glue and foam tape.  All items I used to make this card, are listed below the description over at YouTube.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

10 Cards 1 Kit with MMH Aug Card Kit
August 18, 20181 Comments
Hey everyone, here are some still photos of all the cards I made with the Aug card kit. I hope had just as much fun with this kit as I did!   Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Let's Get Wild!!
August 06, 20180 Comments
Hey everyone!  Ok, can I just say, no adult woman should be this excited about animal stamps!  I can't EVEN with this set!  SO stinkin cute! I hope you have as much fun with me along the way! Yahoooo! Thanks so much for stopping by!