Thursday, July 19, 2018

C.C. Designs: Swiss Pixie Teeny Bikini

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your week went great! I'm back today sharing this summery card featuring an oldie but goodie from C.C. Designs called Swiss Pixie Teeny Bikini. She's one of my faves from a previous release!
 
Copics:
Skin: E21, E11, E13, E15
Hair: C3, C6, Black
Pink: RV04, RV06, RV09 
White Gel Pen 
 
I created the background scene using Distress Oxide Inks in various colors. To create the wave, I cut some paper using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Border Die and inked around the paper.


   Don't forget to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to snatch up some awesome goodies! They are so much fun to color up! And please stop by the C.C. Designs Facebook Group to share your creations with us. We would love to see your makes!
 
Hugs, 
Rosie

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Dies R Us: Sealed with a Kiss

Happy Thursday everyone! It's Rosie here today sharing this cute gift card envelope featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies! I am a mom of one son and I'm always looking for quick and easy projects for teacher gifts. While this particular project is more lovey dovey, it can easily be adapted to a teacher theme!

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The links to all of the products used from the Dies R Us Store are shown below. Here is a step-by-step of how I created this envelope.

The first step in making this was to pick out paper with a pattern on both sides. This makes for a cuter, decorated inside and outside. I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Heart Envelope Die to cut out the large heart shape.

After folding on the scored lines, I cut out the heart and glued just the top of the heart to the folded flap.

Underneath the heart I added double stick tape so it can be sealed later.

  To decorate the front of the envelope I pulled out Lawn Fawn Sealed With A Kiss. Aren't these seals adorable?! And the best part......no coloring! I just stamped them on light gray cardstock, cut them out, and then used Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges.

After stamping the sentiment, I doodled around the edge of the rectangle and then added enamel dots. The seals and M'WAH speech bubble are raised on foam squares.

The envelope needed a gift card so I grabbed one from my purse to show that they fit perfectly in the heart envelope!

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Here are the Dies R Us products used:






Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares


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For more inspiration, come join the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month, and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us StoreFor your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
Come check these out! Click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

Have an AWESOME Thursday!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: MEGA-MINI SUMMER

 
 
It's hard to believe it's already Wednesday! Man this week is flying by! I traveled back from Europe yesterday. We had an awesome vacation, but I missed my bed and crafting! It felt great to get back into my studio while doing laundry and cleaning. So today, I'm back with a bright, summery card featuring another brand new set from The Greeting Farm called MEGA-MINI SUMMER! I think the characters in this set are sooooo adorable!
 
 Copics:
BOY
Skin: E11, E13, E15
Hair: C3, C7, C9
Shirt: YR04, YR09, B93, B99
Hat and Shorts: B93, B95, B97, B99
GIRL
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E15
Hair: E43, E47, E49
Pink: RV04, RV06, RV17, RV66
Green Bow: YG23, YG25, YG67, G28
 
To create the background scene, I just used Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and swiped them across some watercolor paper. Then I used a water brush to spread the ink around....easy peasy way to make your own beach background. The scallop circle frame is from MFT and the scallop rectangle border around the sentiment is from C.C. Designs.
 
 
You can NOW purchase the new stamp sets in The Greeting Farm Store. Don't forget, there is a current BLOG HOP you can participate in for a chance at winning all 4 stamp sets. Head over to the TGF Blog and leave your comment on the 6 DT Blogs. GOOD LUCK!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: MERMAID KISSES + MERMAID GROTTO

 
 
Happy Monday everyone! The Greeting Farm just release 4 brand new stamp sets for the month of July, and once again they are awesome! This card features MERMAID KISSES and MERMAID GROTTO! I love how these two sets come together to make the perfect underwater scene. 
 
I recommend purchasing the coordinating dies for these two sets. It definitely makes assembly of the card much easier when you don't have to hand-cut each little mermaid. For the Grotto, I used a craft knife to cut out the inside so I could attach vellum with the stamped sentiment. I colored the back of the vellum with Copic BG10 and BG13 after I stamped the sentiment which caused the ink to smear a bit. Next time, I would color the vellum first, let it dry and then stamp the sentiment.
 
 Copics:
MERMAIDS
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, R81
Hair: Black C7, V17, V15, White Gel Pen
Top: V12, V15, V17
Tail: V12, V15, V17, BG10, BG13, BG18
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
GROTTO
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67
Yellow: Y11, Y15, YR21, YR23
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Orange: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09
Chest: E71, E74, E77
Sand: E41, E42, E43, E44
 
To create the water and sand I used Copic Alcohol Refills on YUPO paper. The inks glide and spread across the paper in beautiful patterns based on the different techniques you use. It's really fascinating to watch.
 
 
You can NOW purchase the new stamp sets in The Greeting Farm Store. Don't forget, there is a current BLOG HOP you can participate in for a chance at winning all 4 stamp sets. Head over to the TGF Blog and leave your comment on the 6 DT Blogs. GOOD LUCK!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

I Am Roses JULY Challenge: ANYTHING GOES!

  
It's the 15th of the month so you know what that means....a new ANYTHING GOES Challenge! The rules are still the same, and we 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 JULY 15th - AUGUST 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 “JUL 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
My card today features Gorjuss Girl LADYBIRD. These stamps have always been a favorite of mine so I've collected quite a few of them. I really need to color them up more often!
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Red: R24, R27, R29, R89
Black: C3, C5, C7, Black
White Gel Pen
 
These are the gorgeous I Am Roses flowers on my card. 
 
 
The paper is from an older Echo Park paper pad called Jack and Jill Girl 6x6 Paper Pad. The Heart Splatter stamp is from Your Next Stamp. The sentiment is from Penny Black.

 
Don't forget, you have until AUGUST 8th to link up your project, but remember you must use at least 2 items from I Am Roses.
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Greeting Farm: JULY NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!

It’s the 15th, and that means the new JULY Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first two sets called MERMAID KISSES and MERMAID GROTTO feature the cutest, most adorable mermaids plus a fantastic scene builder with the grotto. Our next set, FOXY FUN is super fabulous and perfect for those planner pages. And, of course, we couldn't forget about the busiest time of the year....summer, so we had to include MEGA-MINI SUMMER with some cool dudes and dudettes ready to hit the beach.

To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 4 sets!! Pretty AMAZING! Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog, and then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop. Easy Peasy!

You have until Wednesday, JULY 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments. We will announce the random winner later in the week.

TGF Design Team:
AMY
ANITA
CYNTHIA
JESSIE
MARTHA
STEPHANIE
THE GREETING FARM BLOG 

You must leave a comment on each Designer's Blog to be eligible for the prize drawing. It's a short hop so definitely worth playing along! And if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps along with their coordinating dies HERE.

We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders starting the 16th so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.

Happy Hopping!
Rosie

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Dies R Us: Sending My Deepest Thanks!

Happy Thursday everyone! I'm back with a card featuring some awesome Lawn Fawn products available for purchase at the Dies R Us Store. They have a huge array of Lawn Fawn stamps and tons of dies from various manufacturers! They have even added paper pads and inks to their inventory so you can purchase everything you need at one location to make some really AWESOME cards!
 
 
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The links to all of the products used from the Dies R Us Store are shown below. Here is a step-by-step of how I created this card.
 
The first step in making this card was to create the underwater scene. I rubbed Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink at the bottom of watercolor paper to create the sea bottom. Next, I added Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon.
 
I felt I needed an additional blue and settled on Broken China Distress Oxide for the top of the paper. Then I added some throughout the middle.
 
Next, I spritzed the top with water from a spray bottle, and let it sit for a few seconds.
 
I then use a paper towel to blot up the excess water. The areas where the water was sitting turns lighter when you blot.
 
I think the Lawn Fawn Narwhal & Friends Die Set is so adorable and awesome, so it had to come and live with me!! Not only can you create a narwhal, but also a seal and a whale. CUTE right?!!
 
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I, of course, had to go with the unicorn of the sea and made the Narwhal! He's so adorable!!
 
I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Border die to cut a wave at the top of the blue water color paper. 
 
Then I decided I needed a watercolor sky. I just used watercolor paper and watercolor markers and made steaks with different colors. Then came in with a water brush and blended the colors together.
 

The last step was to assemble it all together! The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn You Are Sublime Stamp Set.
 
You can see in the side view that I raised the Narwhal on some foam squares for added dimension.
 
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Here are the Dies R Us products used:




Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares

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For more inspiration, come join the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month, and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us StoreFor your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
Come check these out! Click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

Have an AWESOME Thursday!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Make it Crafty: You're the Best Zoe!

Happy Tuesday everyone! We started a new challenge this month, and it's one of the easiest...ANYTHING GOES! It's also the last challenge for a while, so if you've ever been on the fence about entering a challenge NOW is the time!

Today, I wanted to feature this adorable girl called PRIMROSE. She reminds me of the owner of Make it Crafty, Zoe. Since it was our last challenge for a bit, I wanted to make a card to dedicate to Zoe and let her know that she is the BEST!! The best boss, the best cheerleader, the best friend, the best colorer, and truly one of the best people I've ever met! She is so supportive and such a great help in so many things. I am so inspired by this woman on so many levels. So this one is for you sweet friend!!

 Copics: 
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13 
Hair: E42, E25, E29, E47 
Eyes: YG23, YG17, G28 
Lips: R22, R37, R39 
Flowers: R20, R22, R37, R39 
Leaves: YG63 
Banner: C1, C2, C3, C5

I used some floral decorative paper from my stash. The sentiment was hand-written by me. The scallop circle die and regular circle die are both from C.C. Designs. The corner die is from Whimsy Stamps. For the finishing touches, I added a big white silky bow and some pearls.


There are a lot of AWESOME goodies in the Make it Crafty Store, including some fabulous chipboard!! Please join the Make it Crafty Facebook Group and share your creations with us so we can ooooh and aaaah over your work. Have an awesome week my friends.

Hugs, 
Rosie

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

I Am Roses + Make it Crafty Jillian Creates!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today, I'm featuring I Am Roses flowers with this adorable girl from Make it Crafty called Jillian Creates. I have loved art and crafting for as long as I can remember. It was my favorite subject in school. I always tell my hubby it's my therapy. I just LOVE to create! When life gets overwhelming, I think it's always nice to have a hobby to turn to for comfort and fun. Coloring and creating takes me to a different world much like reading a book does for book lovers. If you ever need to relieve some stress, pick up some markers, colored pencils or even crayons and color something. You will be amazed at the calming effect!

Copics: 
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13 
Hair: E42, E77, E79 
Eyes: E42, E43, E44 
Lips: R22, R37, R39
Teal: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18 
Blue Jeans: B93, B95, B97, B99 
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39 
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
Black: C5, C7, C9

I used some paper from a paper pad called Echo Park Fashionista. The sentiment was hand-written. These are the gorgeous I Am Roses flowers used on my card:



Don't forget we still have our current ANYTHING GOES Challenge going on until July 8th. You only have to use two I Am Roses products on your submissions, and there are always 4 winners every month! 

Make it Crafty also has a current challenge until the end of the month coloring Animals. You can see more details HERE.

Hugs, Rosie