Thursday, September 21, 2017

My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest: Clean & Simple Genius Category

 
Happy Thursday everyone! Have you entered the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest? There are 3 different categories you can join for a chance at winning a $250 shopping spree at My Favorite Things!! WOO HOO!! They will select 15 people (5 winners from each of the 3 categories) to win the shopping spree. Can you believe that?!! The deadline is tonight though so HURRY!!

I decided to enter the Clean and Simple Genius category with this card featuring BB Beast Friends! I mean seriously, could these Yeti be any cuter?! I LOVE them!! They are stamped on Xpress It Blending Card and colored with Copic Markers.

Copics:
BG11, BG13, BG72, BG75, R81, N0, N2, Colorless Blender

I used the MFT Polaroid Die for the frame. You can find several Polaroid sizes in the MFT Die-namics Precious Polaroid set. I then fussy cut the Yeti and snipped around their arms so they would fit over the frame of the polaroid. The sentiment is also from the stamp set.


Do you see the Yeti feet decorative paper? I made that paper using the cute little feet stamp included in the BB Beast Friends Set. Here's how I did it...


I stamped the feet onto white cardstock using the VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad. It leaves a clear, sticky imprint on your cardstock. Then I used a Q-tip and rubbed black chalk all over the paper. EASY PEASY and totally FUN!
Have an awesome Thursday my friends! Be sure to head over to the My Favorite Things Blog to see the different categories you can enter and all of the amazing entries so far! The judges are definitely going to be challenged picking winners...that's for sure!

Hugs,
Rosie

The Greeting Farm: Merry & Bright

Happy Thursday everyone! Today, I'm showcasing a recently released set from The Greeting Farm called Merry & Bright! I love all the stamps this month because Christmas is my favorite holiday! The great thing about this set is that it has a coordinating Die Set so you don't have to fussy cut anything.
 
Merry & Bright - Clear 
Merry & Bright - Die Cuts 
I decided to make another scene card because deer frolicking in the snow are just so stinkin' CUTE! I used some My Favorite Thing's Dies to make the snowy tree landscape. I stamped all my elements on X-Press It Blending Card, and colored them with Copic Markers.
 
Copics:
Deer: E42, E43, E44, E15, E37, E39, E27, R81
Green: YG25, YG17, YG67, G18
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R39
Bird: B23, B24, B29
Gold Sharpie Paint Pen
 
I used some scrap paper in my stash. The sentiment is part of the Merry & Bright set. I raised the front snowy panel and the reindeer on pop-dots.
 
 
 Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store to snatch up all these awesome stamps and dies! This release is perfect for all of those holiday cards!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Greeting Farm: Oh, What Fun!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I'm showcasing a recently release set from The Greeting Farm called Oh, What Fun! I love the stamps this month because Christmas is my favorite holiday! The great thing about this set is that it has a coordinating Die Set so you don't have to fussy cut anything.
 
Oh, What Fun - ClearOh, What Fun - Die Cuts
 
I knew when I saw this adorable set that I wanted to create a tree-decorating scene. I stamped all my elements on X-Press It Blending Card and cut them out using the Coordinating Dies. I then colored them with Copic Markers.
 
 Copics:
Foxes: E23, E39, E18, N4, N2, C2
Green: YG23, YG17, YG67, G18
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39, R59
Tree: Inked in brown and green ink
Gold Sharpie Paint Pen
 
Next, I used some cute, decorative papers from Echo Park Deck The Halls 6x6 Paper Pad. The snow slope was made using a My Favorite Things Die. I raised the tree and foxes on pop-dots.


 Don't forget you still have until NOON today (CST) to participate in the TGF BLOG HOP for a chance at winning the entire September Release!! Head over to the blog HERE
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Friday, September 15, 2017

I Am Roses September Challenge: ANYTHING GOES!

  
It's a new year so we changed up the monthly challenge. The rules are still the same, BUT instead of 1 Prize, we will have 4 Prizes up for grabs!!

Here is the breakdown:
WINNER (Chosen at Random) $50 Voucher

Top 3 (1st Place) $30 Voucher
Top 3 (2nd/3rd Place) $25 Voucher


Isn't that fantastic! If that's not motivation to enter then we don't know what is! Can't wait to see your creations using I Am Roses Flowers! First, here are the Rules:

Here are the Details/Rules
  • Contest runs SEPTEMBER 15th - OCTOBER 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • One winner will be chosen
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “SEPT IAR Challenge
  • Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
  • Winner will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th  
 Today, I paired my I Am Roses flowers with this fabulous New Release from Conie Fong called Bella Rose. Isn't she gorgeous?! That hair is so beautiful! I wish my hair was that thick and that long.

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: E71, E77, E49
Lips: R24, R29
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
 
These are the gorgeous I Am Roses flowers on my card:
The decorative paper is from a 12x12 paper pad called Recollections C'est La Vie (from Michaels). The sentiment is from Penny Black. I used a MFT Die to cut out the oval frame. The sentiment shape is from Creative Basics Fancy Rectangle Build a Card Die Set. The pearls are from Walmart.
 
 

Now, don't forget to come play along with us on the IAR Challenge Blog using flowers from the IAR STORE. You have until OCTOBER 8th to link up your project, but remember you must use at least 2 items from I Am Roses. I can't wait to see what you make!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, September 14, 2017

C.C. Designs: Swiss Pixie Heidi with Headband

Happy Thursday everyone! I'm back featuring another cutie from the C.C. Designs September Release called Swiss Pixie Heidi with Headband. I think she's really versatile and can be used for all sorts of occasions!
 
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E01, E11, E13
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Blue: B93, B95, B97, B99
Shoes: E42, E43, E44
White: C3, N0, Colorless Blender
 
I decided to create a scene card....reminds me of our trip to Switzerland over the summer. Man, I miss it!! I seriously could move there! I used another one of the new Creative Basic dies! C.C. Designs is bringing back dies to the store, and on this card I used the Cloudy Days and Waves Dies to make the cloud border. The other dies are from Lawn Fawn.
 
 
Now be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to snatch up all of these awesome goodies!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

C.C. Designs: Swiss Pixie Thankful Lucy

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your week is going great so far! Today I made an Easel Card to showcase this adorable girl from the C.C. Designs September Release called Swiss Pixie Thankful Lucy...isn't she fabulous?!!
 
2017-09-13 Thankful Lucy (closeup)
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E01, E11, E13
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Dress: BG11, BG72, BG75, YR04, YR07, YR09, E19
Socks: BG11, BG72, BG75
Shoes: E42, E43, E44
Green: YG25, YG17, YG67
Orange: YR04, YR07, E19
Red: R39
Yellow: Y15
 
 
 I also used some of the new Creative Basic dies! C.C. Designs is bringing back dies to the store, and today I'm showcasing the Fancy Rectangle Build A Card Die Set (the sentiment shape, leaves, and bird), along with the Dotted Daisies Dies (large flower in the corner). 
 
 
 My decorative papers are from Echo Park I Love Family 6x6 Paper Pad. The ribbon and additional flowers were from my stash.
 
 
 Now be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to snatch up all of these awesome goodies!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Sassy Cheryl's: Early Winter Whispers

 
Happy Tuesday everyone! Today, I'm showcasing this adorable image from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps. called Early Winter Whispers. Isn't it so sweet?! I love FALL, and all the things that come with cooler weather...leaves changing colors, sweaters, boots, hot cocoa, soup, etc. And who better to share all of that with than a sweet, adorable puppy!!
 
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
Blue: B93, B95, B97, B99
Green: YG23, YG17, YG67, G28
Black: C5, C6, C7, C9
Puppy: E42, E43, E44
Bench: E43, E44, E47
Leaves: YG67, Y15, R27, YR09
Scarf: YR04, E19, YG23, G28, E43, E77, Gold Sharpie 
Grass: BG96
Clouds: Chalk
 
I used one of the dies in My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Scallop Frames for the oval around my image. The sentiment is from Penny Black's Special Thoughts Sentiment Set, and is actually written more vertically. I just inked each line separately to make it a long, horizontal sentiment to fit my card better. That's the great thing about clear sentiments!! My decorative paper is from Echo Park I Love Family 6x6 Paper Pad. The cute corner die is from Whimsy Stamps. The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

Be sure to head over to Sassy Cheryl's Stamps to grab this image for your collection! While you are there, browse around....there are a lot of wonderful stamps to snatch up! The great thing about her store is that you can also purchase a colored version of this stamp for your projects if you don't want to color....easy peasy crafting!

If you want to stay in the loop on new releases and sales, then come and join us over at Sassy Cheryl's Neighborhood Facebook Group. It's also a great place to share your projects using these fun stamps!

Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, September 7, 2017

C.C. Designs September Release is NOW available!

Today is RELEASE DAY for the SEPTEMBER Stamps at C.C. Designs. This month we are back with stamps from the C.C. Designs Swiss Pixies and Roberto's Rascals lines. The Swiss Pixies feature some adorable Thanksgiving gals, and Roberto's Rascals showcased some fabulous Vikings! All of these stamps are adorable and soooooo much fun to color!


 I decided to make a shaker card for an upcoming birthday using Roberto's Rascals Viking Henry...isn't he awesome?!! I stamped him on Xpress It Blending Card and colored him with Copics

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Black: C5, C6, C7, C9
Teal: BG11, BG72, BG75
Gold & Silver Sharpie Paint Pens
 
I used patterned papers from American Crafts Amy Tangerine Better Together 6x6 Paper Pad. The circle star cut-out was made using the Memory Box Starry Lens Die. The awesome sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Happy Birthday To You Sentiment Set.
 
 
 
All of the new stamps are available in the C.C. Designs Store! Be sure to check the C.C. Designs Blog to see if you were one of the winners from the Preview Day blog posts. Have an awesome Thursday! 
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

C.C. Designs: PREVIEW DAY 2: VIKING NANCY


Happy Wednesday everyone! Today we are on Day 2 of Previews for the SEPTEMBER RELEASE at C.C Designs. This month, the stamps from C.C. Designs feature Thanksgiving, and the stamps from Roberto's Rascals feature vikings. Sounds like a load of FUN, right?! We can't wait to show off these cuties!

Prize Structure: Going forward, we want to give you a chance to win some of the new release stamps! Each day of previews will feature a specific artist. Leave a comment on today's post and tomorrow's post on the C.C. Designs BLOG, and we will randomly draw a winner from each day to win ONE of the stamps featured that day. You have until this Wednesday, September 6th at 3pm EST to leave a comment on each Preview Day post. We will announce the winners on our Thursday New Release Video Showcase Blog Post at 12pm EST.

Today, I'm showcasing Roberto's Rascals Viking Nancy, along with theCreative Basics Fancy Rectangle Build A Card Die Set. She is stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics.
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: C3, C7, C9
Green: YG25, YG17, YG67, G28
Black: C5, C6, C7, C9
Gold Sharpie Paint Pen
 
The decorative paper, shield and viking hat came from an Etsy file called Viking Historic. The sentiment is another Etsy file available HERE. The sentiment was cut out using the new Creative Basics Fancy Rectangle Build A Card Die Set. 
 
 

These new stamps will be available for purchase on Thursday at 12pm EST! In addition, we will have a New Release Video Showcase, and announce the winners from each Preview Day Post. So be sure to leave a comment on yesterday's post and today's post on the C.C. Designs BLOG before 3pm EST.

Hugs,
Rosie

Monday, September 4, 2017

Sassy Cheryl's Stamps: SMITTEN

 
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are enjoying the long weekend. We've had a relaxing, chillin at home kind of holiday weekend. It's been nice just to chill and do nothing for a change. I've been on a French Toast kick lately so I'm been making that every morning for the past week, LOL! Now to get back to my low-carb eating. I can definitely tell the difference in how my body reacts to high carb foods.....I'm so tired and sluggish. :(

Since we didn't go out of town for the Labor Day weekend, I was able to do some crafting. I put this card together featuring Smitten from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps. I love these digi stamps from Sassy Cheryl, and I know you will too! Another great thing about her store is that you have the option to purchase already-colored versions of her digital stamps. So if you are on time constraints and don't want to do the coloring yourself....BOOM, it's already done for you!

I love to color them myself, so this sweet gal is printed on X-press It Blending Card and colored with Copic Markers.

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
Blue: B93, B95, B97, B99
Black: C5, C6, C7, C9
Gold Sharpie Paint Pen

The sentiment is from a 12x12 paper pad called Recollections C'est La Vie (from Michaels). The rest of the items came from my stash. The white border behind the ribbon was made using a die from Lawn Fawn's Scalloped Borders set.



 Be sure to head over to Sassy Cheryl's Stamps to grab this image for your collection! While you are there, browse around....there are a lot of wonderful stamps in her store!

If you want to stay in the loop on new releases and sales, then come and join us over at Sassy Cheryl's Neighborhood Facebook Group. It's also a great place to share your projects using these fun stamps!

Hugs,
Rosie

Sunday, September 3, 2017

7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Story: Happy Birthday featuring Mama Elephant!

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are getting some crafty time in this weekend! We have a long weekend here in the U.S.A. so I'm hoping to get some coloring time in today and tomorrow. I live in Texas (not close to the hurricane area), but we are experience gas shortages around our area so any big travel plans are put on hold for now.

As many of you know, the Houston area and their surrounding cities and towns were hugely affected by Hurricane Harvey. What you may not know is that Kelly, the owner of 7 Kids, had a huge house fire a few years ago and experienced a huge loss herself. She knew when she saw what was happening in Houston that she wanted to give back and help support relief efforts for those going through loss now.

To help, she is donating 30% of all sales over the long weekend to the Red Cross to support Hurricane Harvey victims. In addition, you get to save 15% on your entire order by using code TEXAS at checkout! Thank you for helping!!


One of the stamp lines that Kelly carries in the 7 Kids Store is called Mama Elephant Stamps. They are one of my favorite lines!! Today I used Little Girl Agenda and Little Boy Agenda and paired these adorable mini kids with the C.C. Designs A2 Circle Cut and Stitch Die. The little boy and girl stamps fit perfectly in the holes of this die! I think they are so cute popping out of the holes!! I stamped all of the characters on X-Press It Blending Card and colored them with Copics. The great thing with these stamps is that you can use any coloring medium. They are so small that you don't even need to do any shading.


The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Happy Birthday To You. I LOVE this sentiment set!! It has both quotes and single line sentiments that are all perfect for those birthday celebrations. With one set, you can add a happy birthday to the front of your card, but also have a longer sentiment to go on the inside of you card or on the bottom portion of an easel card.
 
 Here are all the product links in one spot:
 Mama Elephant Little Boy Agenda Stamp
Mama Elephant Little Girl Agenda Stamp
Whimsy Stamps Happy Birthday To You Stamp
C.C. Designs A2 Circle Cut and Stitched Die
Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Copic Markers

7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store is an awesome store with an owner who works really hard to bring in a variety of products to fit our crafting needs. I'm so proud to be able to work for a store that is committed to their customers. If you order from them, you will be a happy camper! Please support the small businesses so they can continue to provide the fabulous crafty products and amazing customer service we all love!!

Don't forget about our current ANYTHING GOES Challenge on the 7 Kids Challenge Blog. Just click on the link on the Challenge Blog (right side bar) to upload your card for a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate to the store! Please use products from the 7 Kids Store on your uploaded projects.

Have a great Sunday my friends!
Rosie

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Greeting Farm Faith Stamps Release: King of Kings and His Love


Today is the Faith Stamps Release at The Greeting Farm! Woohoo! I love making Christian cards with these new Faith sets! The sentiments really speak to me and often times I find myself reflecting on life and my Christian walk as I'm making these cards or stamping in my bible.

The two sets released this month are called His Love and King of Kings.  All the elements and sentiments in both set are beautiful. They can be used for Bible Journaling, Project Life spreads, bookmarks, cards, and journal pages....the possibilities are endless!

King of Kings

His Love

For my card using His Love, I distressed the background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. The colors of these inks are so much brighter than the original distress inks and the coverage is thicker. Next, I splattered water over the top and dabbed with a paper towel. Once it was dry, I stamped the large floral image and then the sentiment.

On my next card, I did some gold heat embossing. I love how the crown of thorns and sentiment stand out against the black background.

Thanks you for stopping by! You can view all the Faith Stamp Sets HERE. Have a great Thursday!

Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I Am Roses + Conie Fong Molly's Winter Friends

Happy Tuesday everyone! Normally in Texas we have over 100 degree weather in August for several weeks, but this August has had some cooler days. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to the cooler weather! I love fall, but I also LOVE white winters. We don't get much of that in Texas (just cold and ice). I grew up in Germany and the winters were so beautiful, especially around Christmas. I long to go back to Europe for the holidays. Hopefully one day that will happen.
 
Today I'm showcasing the beautiful paper flowers from I Am Roses with Conie Fong's Molly's Winter Friends. I love all of Conie's digital stamps and this one is so adorable, and of course reminds me of Germany. :)
 
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R39
Green: YG23, YG17, YG67, G28
White: N0, N2, N4, Colorless Blender
Snow/Snowman: BG000, BG10
Bluebird: B23, B24, B26, B29, YR04, YR09, C7
Gold Sharpie Paint Pen

And now for the star of the show....these are the beautiful I Am Roses flowers used on my card:
 
 
I used papers from My Mind's Eye Sugar Plum 6x6 Paper Pad. The sentiment is from MME Winter Wonderland paper pad. The ribbon and pearls are from my stash. 
 
 
Now, don't forget to come play along with us on the IAR Challenge Blog using flowers from the IAR STORE. You have until SEPTEMBER 8th to link up your project, but remember you must use at least 2 items from I Am Roses. There are 4 prizes to be won so I hope you join us!!

Hugs,
Rosie