Wednesday, December 17, 2014

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #115: ANYTHING GOES with a twist of CHRISTMAS

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you've been having a wonderful week so far! If you've been busy running around crazy trying to get that last minute Christmas shopping done then I've got an easy way for you to knock out that gift for your crafty friends/family members. 7 Kids College Fund offers GIFT CERTIFICATES!! You get to pick the amount and it's all done in the comfort of your home...no worrying about parking, fighting the large crowds, etc.! Yup, EASY PEASY!!
 
 Today starts a new challenge over on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog. The theme for the next two weeks is:
 
ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of CHRISTMAS!
 
This challenge ends on December 30th, 12:00pm MST. Just be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store to be eligible for the prize! 
 
My card today showcases some awesome stamps and dies from Mama Elephant....LOVE these!! I used the By DIEzyne Stitched Circles and Half Circle Die to create my easel card. Then I layered on my Mama Elephant Believe in Magic and Make a Wish stamps! It definitely made for a pretty easy Christmas card that required no coloring!!
 
 
 
Remember to be eligible for the gift certificate and the Top 3 on our challenges, you must use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store. This challenge ends on December 30th at 12:00pm MST.
 
Have a great week!  
Rosie :)

Monday, December 15, 2014

7 Kids College Fund~Go on and Celebrate with Mama Elephant!

Happy Monday everyone! I'm back today to share the details on this new card I made using some awesome Mama Elephant stamps and dies! Don't forget, you still have time to enter our current "ANYTHING GOES" challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog. 
 
Yesterday was my birthday so I decided to take a break from Christmas cards and make a fun birthday card. I absolutely LOVE penguins so this cute and adorable Arctic Penguins Stamp Set from Mama Elephant just had to be mine, haha!! I'm loving the stamps and coordinating die cut sets from Mama Elephant and this one is probably one of my faves! You can see the entire list of products and links below. :)
 
My decorative papers are from Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe 6x6 paper pad. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant Make a Wish Clear Stamp Set. I cut the sentiment out using some fabulous dies called By DIEzyne Dies Stitched Circles. 
 
That awesome glitter around the sentiment is Stampendous Fushia Crushed Glass Glitter. To make the card even more sparkly, I took my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker and brushed it over the black cardstock and the letters in the sentiment.
 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Little Miss Muffet Stamps~KiKi's Gifts

Little Miss Muffet Stamps 

TGI Saturday everyone! I hope you had a great week so far! Our current challenge on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog is ANYTHING GOES. Pretty easy and simple! This challenge runs for the month of December so you still have 17 more days to enter. There will be extra prizes so you'll definitely want to join us!! :) :)

I'm back to making Christmas cards and LMMS recently added some new Christmas digis to the LMMS STORE! They are all soooooo adorable and I wanted to color them all up...right away....like asap, LOL! But I've been fighting a sinus and upper respiratory infection for the past week and a half so it's been a little slow going lately. I finally got some antibiotics from the doctor's visit this week so hopefully I'm back to 100% soon.

Since I LOVE bears, I decided to color up Kiki's Gifts first....she's just so stinkin' adorable!! She's stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics. I added Stampendous Frantage Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel around the edge of my image.

 Copics:
Bear: E41, E42, E43, E44
Red: R22, R27, R29, R89
Green: G21, G24, G28
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker
Liquid Applique

I used some gorgeous dps from Authentique BELIEVE 6x6 paper pad. The red flowers are from Petaloo, and the rest were in my stash. The wide ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. The sentiment ticket is from Tim Holtz.

 Now be sure to link up your "ANYTHING GOES" creation on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. And check out the LMMS STORE to get some amazing stamps! Also, come join in all the fun on our Little Miss Muffet FB Page to stay up-to-date on all our news. If we get more likes, we'll get some more freebies!

Have a great weekend!
Rosie

Sunday, December 7, 2014

C.C. DESIGNS~Doodle Dragon Blog Hop WINNERS!!

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These are the winners from the Doodle Dragon Studios Blog Hop at C.C. Designs:

Laura's Blog-
SHARLA
Awww, now this is totally adorable Laura!! What a sweet, fun image!!

Dorinda's Blog-
IRENE GRAU
I LOVE that sentiment! So perfect. Love the kitty and your coloring. Oh shoot, I just love this whole card!

Holly's Blog-
J BLANCHETT
HOLY COW!!! What a great effect with your coloring! It looks so gosh darned awesome!!! I am in awe!! I will be studying what you did there!

Congrats winners!! Please email christine @ ccdesignsrubberstamps . com (no spaces) with your mailing address so she can send you your Doodle Dragon winnings!

Have a great Sunday!
Rosie :)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Little Miss Muffet Stamps~Spencer's Ship

Little Miss Muffet Stamps 
TGIF everyone! I hope you had a great week so far! I've been sick for over a week, but finally today I feel like I'm getting better! It was the worst timing ever. It started the evening before Thanksgiving...yeah not great considering I was hosting this year and had lots of stuff to cook. I'm just glad I'm finally on the mend!

Yesterday started a new challenge on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog, and it's ANYTHING GOES!! Pretty easy and simple! And there will be extra prizes since this challenge will run a little longer!! :) :)
 
I took a break from Christmas cards and decided to color up this cutie called SPENCER'S SHIP. I LOVE bears and Spencer is one of my faves! He's stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics.
 
 Copics:
Bear: E41, E42, E43, R20, R22, C3, N2
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B99
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
Gray: C3, C5, C7
 
I used some awesome digital papers from MicheleRDesigns called By The Sea 6x6 Paper Pad, along with the coordinating By The Sea Elements Pack 1 (for the paper bow and ribbon strip) and By The Sea Elements Pack 2 (for the sentiment). The corner die is from Whimsy Stamps and the pearls were in my stash.

In the side view you can see the dimension. I added pop-dots behind Spencer, the sentiment and the Karen Foster Anchor Sticker (I added cornstarch to the back of the sticker to remove the stickiness and then added the pop dots). If you look closely you can see I used the By The Sea Card Inserts to decorate the inside of my card too. :)

Now be sure to link up your "ANYTHING GOES" creation on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. And check out the LMMS STORE to get some amazing stamps! Also, come join in all the fun on our Little Miss Muffet FB Page to stay up-to-date on all our news. If we get more likes, we'll get some more freebies!

Have a great weekend!
Rosie

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #114: ANYTHING GOES

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you've been having a wonderful week so far! Today starts a new challenge over on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog. The theme for the next two weeks is:
 
ANYTHING GOES!
 
Just be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store to be eligible for the prize! 
 
My card today showcases a new stamp line to the 7 Kids College Fund Store: C.C. Designs Birgitta's Snow Heart Stamp!! I LOVE this company and I'm so glad to see them in the 7 Kids Store!! She was so much fun to color!! She's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It Blending Card, and colored with Copics. Instead of a snow heart, I made a big gingerbread heart cookie! :)

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E13
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Green: G21, G24, YG67
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Heart: E11, E13, E15, E25
Boots: E42, E43, E44
 
I usually make square cards, but this time I made a 5x7 card so I could use this awesome sentiment die cut from Memory Box called Have a Holly Jolly Christmas. The dps are from Authentique, and the gorgeous pink pearls are from Doodlebug Design.
 
 Supplies from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:

Remember to be eligible for the gift certificate and the Top 3 on our challenges, you must use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store. This challenge ends on December 16th at 12:00pm MST.
 
Have a great week!  
Rosie :)

Monday, December 1, 2014

7 Kids College Fund~Saturated Canary Nevaeh

Happy Monday everyone! I'm back today to share my latest card for 7 Kids College Fund using some of my favorite products! Today's card features the gorgeous Nevaeh from Saturated Canary. She's stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics.

 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Eyes: YG67, G21
Lips: R20, R22
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Red: R22, R24, R27, R29
Black: C3, C5, C7, Black

The cute dps along with the sentiment are from Simple Stories Homespun 6x6 Paper Pad. Those gorgeous dies are Memory Box Cherish Border Die and Vivienne Butterfly Die.

 Supply List from 7 Kids College Fund

You still have 1 more day to enter our current "Anything Goes" Challenge. Remember to be eligible for the gift certificate and the Top 3 on our challenges, you must use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store.

Also, be sure to check out the "ADDED THIS WEEK" section of the store to see what has recently arrived! There are lots of goodies arriving daily!! 

Have a great week!
Rosie :)

Make it Colourful Challenge #16: Glistening Snow and Ice

Today starts a new MONTHLY challenge on the Make it Colourful Blog. The theme this time around is:

GLISTENING SNOW and ICE! 

Oh my word, these challenges are getting harder and harder! I thought the last ones were tough, but this one brought on major anxiety!! I didn't even know where to start. Then I found a picture on Facebook that looked as if the sun was rising in the background so I tried that as inspiration. I'll have to try and take a better photo in the morning because in real life the back ground isn't as bright or as purplish. This digi is called COLD BY LIGHT.

 Copics:
Bench: E81, E84, E87, E89
Lamp: YR20, YR21, C3, C5
Bow: R22, R24, R27, R29, R59
Leaves/Trees: G21, G24, G28, C3, C5, BV00
Background: C3, C5, BV00, BV20, BV02, BV04, Colorless Blender
Snow: C3, C5, BV00, BV20, Colorless Blender

Remember to use a Make it Crafty image and upload your projects to the Make it Crafty Gallery. We’d love to see you share your work of art with us. 

Also, you are more than welcome to share your progress, possible disasters and your triumphs with us in the Facebook group HERE.

Have a great week!

Rosie :)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A new illustrator at C.C. Designs + a BLOG HOP!!

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Oh yeah! We have some extra cuteness joining the C.C. Designs family of Illustrators. Christine was tickled pink when Dustin contacted her to design stamps for them. We have always loved his incredibly adorable images, and now they are in the C.C. Designs Store, muwahahaha!

The new DT is joining in a Doodle Dragon Blog Hop. Wait until you see what we all have done with the images, your mind will be blown.

To introduce Doodle Dragon we are having a blog hop. THREE of the blogs on the hop are giving away 2 stamps each. But we are not going to tell you who! Leave some love to all the players and on Monday December 1st we will announce the winners. 

Today I'm showcasing this adorable guy called BIRTHDAY MONSTER! He's stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics

 Copics:
Blue: B18, B21, B24
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67
Orange: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09
Tan: E41, E42, E43
Yellow: Y11, YR21, YR23

I used some cute dps from Doodlebug Designs Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 Paper Pad. The banner die is Joy Crafts. The ribbon and flowers are from my stash.

The next person on our hop is Simone
If you get lost, our hop order is . . .  
C.C. Designs Blog
Alexandra
Andrea
Asa
Delphine
Dorinda
Faye
Holly
JayJay
Jennifer
Kathy
Laura
Rhea
Rosemary
Simone 

The new stamps are available now and included in the Black Friday special.

Have a great weekend!
Rosie :)

Monday, November 24, 2014

C.C. Designs~Swiss Pixie Birgitta's Snow Heart

Happy Monday everyone! I'm back today to share my latest card using this adorable cutie called Swiss Pixie Birgitta's Snow Heart from C.C. Designs...isn't she a cutie?!!

She's stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and colored with Copics. Her snow heart reminded me of the huge gingerbread cookies we used to buy in Germany at the Christmas Markets. I miss Germany a lot especially around Christmas time! It's amazing there during the holidays!

2014-11-24 Birgitta's Snow Heart (closeup)
COPICS:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: E43, E47, E49
Red: R22, R24, R27, R29, R59
Green: G21, G24, G28
Heart: E13, E15, E25
Boots: E43, E44, E47, C7, C5

For my card I used these awesome dies from By DIEzyne called Half Circle Dies and Stitched Circles Dies. They make easel cards so easy and simple and take all the guess work out of it! I LOVE them!!
To made the wreath I used the C.C. Designs Cutters Wreath Die. My dps are from Authentique Believe 6x6 paper pad. I distressed the edges of my paper with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.


2014-11-24 Birgitta's Snow Heart (side view)

Thanks for stopping by today and have an awesome week!
Hugs!
Rosie :)


Friday, November 21, 2014

Little Miss Muffet Stamps~Fancy Sunbonnet Thanksgiving!

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TGIF everyone! I hope you had a great week so far! I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week!! How in the world did that happen?! I thought I still had a couple more weeks...geez louise!! I've got so much to do in such little bit of time.

Yesterday started a new challenge on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. The theme for the next two weeks is CLEAN and SIMPLE (CAS). I struggle with CAS cards, but I kind of like how this one turned out. :)

Since Thanksgiving is almost here I decided to use FANCY SUNBONNET THANKSGIVING. I stamped her directly to the kraft cardstock and used colored pencils for my coloring. I definitely need a lot more practice. It looks like I took some crayons and just colored her in. I applaud those of you who use pencils and get all the shading in....man my attempt needs a lot of work!! I also realize I might need some more pencils so I can practice more. :)


The "thanks" word die is from Paper Smooches. I hand wrote the word "give". The ribbon was from my stash. I always get asked how do I make my bows. I use a thin, plastic tool called a BOW EASY. It's super easy to use and makes my bows perfect. :)

Now be sure to link up your CAS creation on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. And check out the LMMS STORE to get some amazing stamps! Also, come join in all the fun on our Little Miss Muffet FB Page to stay up-to-date on all our news. If we get more likes, we'll get some more freebies!

Have a great weekend!
Rosie

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #113: ANYTHING GOES + FALL COLORS!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you've been having a wonderful week so far! Today starts a new challenge over on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog. The theme for the next two weeks is:
 
ANYTHING GOES with an optional Twist of FALL COLORS!
 
Just be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store to be eligible for the prize! 
 
My card today showcases this gorgeous stamp called Saturated Canary AUTUMN. She was so much fun to color!! I absolutely LOVE Saturated Canary stamps and have most of them. The rubber stamps are in the 7 Kids College Fund Store at an amazing price too! She's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It Blending Card, and colored with Copics.
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E13
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Lips: R20, R22
Brown: E41, E42, E43
Orange: YR02, YR04, YR09, YR27
Green: G21, G24, G28
Ground: G20, G21, N2, N0, W5
Sky: B000
 
Around my stamped image I added Stampendous Frantage Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel. My dps are from Echo Park Everyday Eclectic 6x6 Paper Pad. I distressed the paper all over with Walnut Stain Distress Ink so take out the white areas. I used a few doilies behind the image...two were rubbed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and one I kept white. The flowers, ribbon and pearls were in my stash.

Supplies from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:

Remember to be eligible for the gift certificate and the Top 3 on our challenges, you must use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store. This challenge ends on December 2nd at 12:00pm MST.
 
Have a great week!  
Rosie :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

7 Kids College Fund~Saturated Canary Homework + By DIEzyne Dies!

Happy Monday everyone! I'm back again this morning to share my latest card for 7 Kids College Fund using some new dies hitting the 7 Kids College Fund Store soon!!

Our awesome friend of 7 KIDS Rhea Weigand is releasing her first set of dies! These dies are specifically designed to feature large colored images or sentiments. All By Diezyne Dies are on PREORDER now and will be shipping in mid November. 
 
To see a tutorial on how these amazing dies work click HERE!

For my card today I used this adorable cutie called Homework from Saturated Canary. He's stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics.

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Red: R22, R24, R27, R29, R59
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B99
Gray: C3, C5, C7
Letter: E40, E41, E42
Basketball: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR27
 
I used the By DIEzyne Stitched Circles and Half Circle Dies to make my easel card...these dies are FABULOUS!! The awesome dps are from Simple Stories SMARTY PANTS 6x6 paper pad. The stars were cut out using My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 4.
 


 Supply List from 7 Kids College Fund:
 
You still have 1 more day to enter our current "Anything Goes" Challenge. Remember to be eligible for the gift certificate and the Top 3 on our challenges, you must use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store
 
Also, be sure to check out the "ADDED THIS WEEK" section of the store to see what has recently arrived! There are lots of goodies arriving daily!! 
 
Have a great week!
Rosie :)