Monday, January 26, 2015

7 Kids College Fund~Art Impressions DREAM BIG Zoo Babies

Happy Monday everyone! I've been busy over the weekend starting projects that all seem to be due this week. Doesn't it always seem to happen that way? I knew I should have started last week when things were slow, but my creative mojo never seems to kick in until I'm under pressure, LOL!
 
Don't forget, you still have one more day to enter our current Anything Goes challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog. Just be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store to be eligible for the prize! The next challenge will start this Wednesday! :)
 
My card today showcases this cute and adorable elephant from Art Impressions DREAM BIG Zoo Babies cling stamp! I fell in LOVE with this stamp line after seeing them at CHA. The mother/daughter team at CHA were so nice and just truly genuine, good people!! This cutie patootie is stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics.
 
 Copics: 
Elephant: N2, C3, C5, C7
Bow: N0, N2, Y21, YR24
 
I stamped this image twice and cut just the head and bow out of my second stamped image. Then I adhered an Action Wobble to the back of the head so when you flick his head it shakes.....so stinkin' ADORABLE, haha!!
 
 
My dps are from Echo Park SPLENDID SUNSHINE 6x6 Paper Pad. I distressed the edges of my paper with Black Soot Distress Ink. The pearls and ribbon were from my stash. The LOVE sentiment is from My Favorite Things Lots of Love Die Set.
 
 
 Supplies from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:
 
I hope you enjoyed my card! Be sure to stop back in throughout the week to see more inspiration from some of my favorite companies. Have an awesome week!
 
Hugs,
Rosie :)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Little Miss Muffet Stamps~Jr. Hatter Vivianne

Little Miss Muffet Stamps 

I'm back today to share my latest card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps, but before I get to that I wanted to remind you that you still have 3 more days to enter our current "ANYTHING GOES" challenge on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. I hope you get a chance to join us!!


My card today features a newly released digi called Jr. Hatter Vivianne. I think she's adorable and I had lots of fun coloring her up!! I LOVE the Jr. Hatter line and she's probably one of my faves!! 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
Hair: E42, E44, E47, E49
Red: R24, R27, R29, R89
Black: C3, C5, C7, Black
Pink Button: R81, R83, R85, R59
Green Leaves: YG23, YG67, G24
Tan Paper: E41, E42, E43
 
I used some dps from Authentique Lovely 6x6 Paper Pad. The ribbon is from Walmart. The Happy Valentine's Day sticker is from Michaels. I used flowers from various companies. The cute heart banner die is from Joanna Sheen Signature Dies.

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

Friday, January 16, 2015

Little Miss Muffet Stamps~Swings 'n Slides Butterflies

Little Miss Muffet Stamps 

I'm back today to share my latest card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps, but before I get to that I wanted to let you know a new challenge started yesterday on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. It's ANYTHING GOES...easy peasy!! We hope you play along with us! :) 


My card today features one of my favorite LMM stamps called Swings 'n Slides Butterflies! She's so stinkin' adorable, and I LOVE butterflies so she was a perfect addition to my collection. I stamped her on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics.
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: E42, E44, E47, E49
Red: R24, R27, R29, R89
Blue: BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18, C7
White: N0, N2, Colorless Blender
Sky: B000
Grass: G21, G24, YG23, YG67
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker

I used some dps from Authentique, and a few different dies from Memory Box: Delicate Butterfly Arch Die, Solid Arch Background Die, and Precious Butterflies Die. The ticket with the word SOAR is from Tim Holtz. The ribbon is from my stash.

 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

Thursday, January 15, 2015

JANUARY I Am Roses Challenge: ANYTHING GOES!

If you haven't seen the news yet, I am now part of the I Am Roses Design Team. You can see the New DT Introductions HERE. I'm so excited because I LOVE these flowers...they are GORGEOUS!! And have you seen the new team? Wowzers, I'm so blessed to have this opportunity to work alongside these amazing and talented women!!

Today starts a new challenge on the IAR Challenge Blog!! The theme for the next month is:

ANYTHING GOES!!

Here are the Details/Rules:
  • Contest runs January 15th - February 5th (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 “JAN 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 on the IAR Challenge 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. 
For my project today I made another altered 8x8 wooden frame! I love making these frames for gifts and for fun! :) I used dps from My Mind's Eye Everyday Flair 6x6 Paper Pad. The image is from C.C. Designs and is called Swiss Pixie Angel Wings. Of course, I added lots and lots of IAR flowers! I'm usually stingy with my flowers, but now that I had a big shipment come in I was able to fill in around the larger flowers. I LOVE the fuller look!

 Here's a closeup of the flowers along the side:


These are the flowers I used:

Here's a side view of my altered frame:
 Now, don't forget to come play along with us on the IAR Challenge Blog!! You have until February 5th, so if you place an order soon in the IAR STORE you could get your flowers before this challenge ends!!

I can't wait to see what you make using these gorgeous, beautiful flowers!

Hugs,
Rosie :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #117: Anything Goes with a twist of LET IT SNOW!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you've been having a wonderful week so far! I got to visit my friends and family in California and even had the opportunity to visit CHA from Sunday-Tuesday. Today, I'm on my way back home! It was an amazing trip and I hope I get the chance to come back again next year! I'll post some pictures on my blog later.

We are starting a new challenge today on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog. The theme for the next two weeks is and easy one: 

ANYTHING GOES with an optional TWIST of LET IT SNOW!! 

This challenge ends on January 27th, 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 these adorable little guys from Mama Elephant's Arctic Penguins Stamp Set and Arctic Penguins Creative Cuts Dies. I love how the dies cut out the shape perfectly! These penguins are so stinkin' CUTE!


This card looks like a flat card, but it actually turns into an easel card! This was made possible by some AWESOME dies called By DIEzyne Dies Stitched Circles and By DIEzyne Dies Half Circle.

That great snowflake in the corner is from Wild Rose Studio Lacy Snowflake Die. Oh and I LOVE that cloud die from Memory Box Let It Snow Cloud Dies. My dps are from BoBunny Winter Woodland 6x6 Paper Pad. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings Clear Stamp Set.

Supplies from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:

Memory Box Let It Snow Cloud Die 
Scor-Pal 

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 January 27th at 12:00pm MST.

Have a great week!
Rosie :)

Monday, January 12, 2015

7 Kids College Fund~C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie Angel Wings

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had an awesome weekend! I'm in California today attending CHA!! It's a huge Craft Convention held in Anaheim, CA. I'm seeing lots of amazing and new things!! It's a lot of FUN!!
 
Don't forget, you still have one more day to enter our current Anything Goes challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog. Just be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store to be eligible for the prize! Challenge #117 will start this Wednesday!
 
My card showcases this stamp from one of my fave stamp companies C.C. Designs. She's called Swiss Pixie ANGEL WINGS. I think she's one of my fave stamps....I LOVE her!! I can't tell you enough how excited I am that 7 Kids College Fund is now carrying C.C. Designs in the STORE!! She's stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. I like the softness of the brown outline.
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Dress: BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18
Hearts: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, RV19, Star Dust Stickles
Wings: BG10, N0, Star Dust Stickles
 
The circle die that I used on my card is from By DIE-Zyne Dies Stitched Circles from C.C. Designs....love the stitched edge! I used dps from Authentique RADIANT 6x6 Paper Pad. I used flowers from various companies. The fushia burlap butterfly is from Petaloo, and the sentiment is from Tim Holtz. The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.
 
 
Have an awesome week this week! See you back here soon!
 
Hugs,
Rosie :)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Little Miss Muffet Stamps~Jr. Hatter Lilith

Little Miss Muffet Stamps 

I'm back today to share my latest card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps, but before I get to that I wanted to remind you that you still have 4 more days to enter our current SOMETHING BLUE challenge on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. We hope you play along with us! :)
 
  My card today features this adorable and cute girl called Jr. Hatter Lilith....LOVE her! She's perfect for so many occasions and she was a lot of fun to color. I stamped her on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink and colored with Copics. I kind of like the brown outline. It's a little less hard than the black.

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Lips: R20, R22
Hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R56
Tan: E41, E42, E43, E44
Blue: BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18
White: N0, N2, Colorless Blender

My dps are from Authentique FLOURISH 6x6 Paper Pad. The cute sentiment and stars are from the Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings Clear Stamp Set. I used the Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the stars, and then I added chalk over it. The birdhouses with the branch were made using the Die-namites Fancy Birdhouses Die. The pearls and doily were in my stash.

Now be sure to link up your "SOMETHING BLUE" 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

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Make it Colourful Challenge~USE WATERCOLORS

Gorgeous Flowers Blooming just for you!
Gorgeous Flowers Blog Hop
Happy New Year! We hope you have had a wonderful time over the holidays and wish you an amazing 2015! Today we are excited to be sharing a new release of beautifully illustrated flower stamps from Make it Crafty. They are intricate and delicate with lots of detail and are the perfect choice for many occasions. 

These gorgeous new flowers are available in both digital and rubber and the rubber stamps also come with a hand written sentiment, which of course you could use between all the different flowers.
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These are the rubber/digi stamps being released today:
Birthday Daisies Rubber Stamp 
Sympathy Lilies Rubber Stamp
New Digital stamps will be available HERE!
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To celebrate the arrival of these amazing and beautiful flower stamps, we are having a BLOG HOP! In addition, there are prizes hidden along the way so you'll definitely want to make sure you leave comments on everyone's blog! You only have 24 hours to leave your comments so hurry!

BLOG HOP ORDER
ANDREA – Magnolia for Mum
JENNIFER – Birthday Daisies
ROSEMARY – Roses of Love
MARIKA – Sympathy Lilies
STEPHANIE – Roses of Love
FAYE
Sympathy Lilies
Special Guest ELAINE 
DORINDA – Magnolia for Mum
CARLA – Birthday Daisies
DELPHINE – Roses of Love
SANDY – Sympathy Lilies
Special Guest ELLEN
ZOE – Magnolia for Mum
FORGOTTEN SCRAPS – Birthday Daisies
KAY – Roses of Love
RUBY – Sympathy Lilies
STORE BLOG
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 Zoe challenged the team to use watercolors for our flowers for the monthly challenge on the Make it Colourful Challenge Blog. Once again this was difficult for me! I've never used watercolors, and since I'm visiting my mom I didn't have anything with me. I ended up buying Crayola watercolors at Walmart...probably not the best for a professional result, LOL!

I learned some things throughout the watercoloring process. 
1.) I don't have the patience to watercolor, haha! Waiting patiently for layers to dry before adding more paint was tiring. However, my fellow DT sister, Andrea, said to use a heat gun to speed up the process! Yeah...that would have been nice to know ahead of time, hahahaha! 
2.) It helps to watch some videos first. 
3.) I found if I lay down a dark area first, let it dry, and then spread some of that color lightly outward, it works better for me. I didn't do that on the roses part. I figured that out when I did the leaves. I think if I had used watercolor pencils I would have liked it better.
4.) It helps to color in the background first. 
5.) If you lay down too much color, you can re-wet the area and dab a napkin over the area to pick up the watercolor!
 
 Now don't forget to head over to Marika's Blog to continue on with the hop! And we hope you join us in our month-long watercolor challenge HERE!

Hugs,
Rosie :)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Little Miss Muffet Stamps~Dexter New Year!

Little Miss Muffet Stamps 

Well, we are a couple days into the new year and I'm still on vacation....LOVE it! We were given time off from LMMS so we could spend time with our families. It's one of the things I LOVE about this team! They really care about you, and work hard to make sure you're taken care of and not stressed out. Thank you Barbara and Faye for always being compassionate, caring, and taking great care of us!!
 
Yesterday started a new challenge on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. The theme for the next two weeks is:  SOMETHING BLUE. Pretty easy and simple. We hope to see all of you playing along with us! 
 
If you've been following me then you know I LOVE bears! But I also LOVE penguins!! They are so stinkin' adorable! Since we just celebrated New Year's Day, I decided to use this cute guy called Dexter New Year. He's stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics.
 
 Copics:
Penguin: C5, C7, Black, YR21, YR23, YR24, R20, N0, N2, Colorless Blender
Red: R22, R27, R29, R56
Blue: B93, B95, B99
Brown: E41, E42, E43

I used some adorable dps from Carta Bella BUNDLED UP 6x6 Paper Pad. The ribbon is from Walmart. The snowflakes in the corner are stickers. I added blue pearls to the centers of the snowflakes.

Now be sure to link up your "SOMETHING BLUE" 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 31, 2014

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #116: ANYTHING GOES!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you've been having a wonderful week so far! It's New Year's Eve...are you doing anything exciting today? We are going to visit some of Paul's family. They are a fun bunch and our son is excited to see some of his extended family. :)

Today starts a new challenge over on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog. The theme for the next two weeks is and easy one: 

ANYTHING GOES! 

This challenge ends on January 13th, 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 this cute girl from C.C. Designs called Snowballed Heidi. I think she's so adorable!! I love that 7 Kids College Fund will now be carrying stamps and dies from C.C. Designs...they are totally AWESOME!!

 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E13, R20
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B99
Red: R22, R27, R29, R89
Snow: N0, N2, Colorless Blender

My dps are from Simple Stories Homespun. I distressed the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The awesome sentiment is from Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings Clear Stamp Set.

 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 January 13th at 12:00pm MST.

Have a great week!
Rosie :)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

C.C. Designs New Release Preview Day 1

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope y'all are having a great week so far! This week is a busy one on my blog...I'm gonna need a vacation after my vacation, LOL! 

Today starts Day 1 of PREVIEWS for the new stamps arriving in the C.C. Designs Store on January 3rd (this Saturday). My 8x8 altered frame below showcases two of these adorable angels hitting the store soon: Cupid and Angel Wings!! I LOVE them!! 

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E13, R20
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B99
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R89
Wings: BG10, C3
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E13, R20
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R56
Red: R22, R27, R29, R89
Wings: BG10, C3
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker

I used dps from Carta Bella Devoted 6x6 Paper Pad. I distressed all the edges with Walnut Stain ink. These stamps come with coordinating die-cuts (Cupid Outline and Angel Wings Outline) to cut out the shape of the image with extra shapes too...like hearts, wings, Love U, etc. The paper die-cuts on this altered frame are the extra dies in the sets. I also used some of the extras from another new die called Make a Card #2. The rest of the embellies are stickers and flowers from Michaels.

Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs BLOG to see all the creations from my fellow DT sisters! They are amazing and you'll get to see more of these adorable angels! And don't forget these new stamps and dies will be in the store on January 3rd!!

Have a great week!
Rosie : )

Monday, December 29, 2014

7 Kids College Fund: Cake & Wishes!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and weekend! I've been visiting my family over the Holidays and it's been awesome! My little boy is loving all the attention and being spoiled by Grandma. :)
 
I'm back today to share my latest card for 7 Kids College Fund. I've had lots of family and friends celebrating December birthdays. I seriously know over 10 people with birthdays in December....it's crazy!! So I figured today I would make a birthday card. :)
 
Don't forget though you still have one more day to enter our current Anything Goes challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog. Just be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store to be eligible for the prize! This Wednesday starts our new challenge!
 
My card showcases this cute boy from Penny Black's Cake & Wishes Clear Stamp Set. I love this set for Birthdays and Christmas....and pretty much any celebratory occasion! It's very versatile.

 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E13
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Red: R22, R27, R29, R89
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B99
Green: G21, G24, G28
Yellow: YR21, YR23, YR24
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker

I used dps from Simple Stories Homespun. That perfect birthday sentiment is from Mama Elephant Make a Wish Clear Stamp Set. The blue pearls were in my stash, but they are similar to these Doodlebug Blue Jean Mini Pearls. 
 
Have an awesome week this week! See you back here soon!
Hugs,
Rosie :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

C.C. Designs~Maynard Bear by DoveArt Studio

Happy Tuesday everyone! Are you surviving the crazy week of last minute shopping or did you get everything done early so you could chill at home? I thought I had everything done, but there's always something I forget so I had to brave some of the stores this morning. Hopefully I don't have any more surprises!! 

I will be MIA for the next few days on my blog so I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Today I'm sharing a Christmas card using this adorable and versatile stamp from C.C. Designs called Maynard Bear from DoveArt Studio. I LOVE bears, and I've used this bear to make baby card, birthday cards, and Christmas cards. I sprinkled Stampendous Shabby Pink and Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel around the paper edge and heated it with my toaster....it helps keeps the powder in place. :)

Copics:
Bear: E41, E42, E43, E44
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67

I used some dps that were in my stash. I'm always getting questions on how I get my bows so perfect. I use a cheap plastic tool called a Bow Easy. It's flat, easy to store, and easy to use!

You can see the full line of DoveArt Studio stamps HERE. And be sure to join the C.C. Designs Facebook Group to see more inspiration and get some FREEBIES! 

Have a great and awesome week!
Love,
Rosie :)

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 :)