Friday, April 24, 2015

Commemorating ANZAC Day at Make it Crafty

Tomorrow is a special day in Australia called ANZAC Day. I've included some history of ANZAC Day below. You can read more about it HERE. To commemorate this memorial day Zoe at Make it Crafty has offered these beautiful poppies and sentiment for FREE in the Make it Crafty Newsletter. If you received your newsletter this morning, we hope you join us by coloring these poppies and posting your creations to the Make it Crafty FB page

 Spectrum Noir Markers:
Red: DR3, DR4, DR5, DR6, DR7
Middle of poppies: CT1, Black
Green: LG3, LG5, JG6

The sentiment is also FREE in the MiC Newsletter. I kept my card pretty simple. The black cardstock in the background was embossed with Anna Griffin ROSE 5x7 Embossing Folder. The ribbon and pearls were in my stash.

What is Anzac Day?

Anzac Day – 25 April – is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

What does ANZAC stand for?

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as Anzacs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day.

Why is this day special to Australians?

When war broke out in 1914 Australia had been a federated nation for only 13 years, and the new federal government was eager to establish its reputation among the nations of the world. When Britain declared war in August 1914 Australia was automatically placed on the side of the Commonwealth. In 1915 Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the allied navies. The ultimate objective was to capture Constantinople (now Istanbul), the capital of the Ottoman Empire, an ally of Germany.
The Australian and New Zealand forces landed on Gallipoli on 25 April, meeting fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turkish defenders. What had been planned as a bold stroke to knock Turkey out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for eight months. At the end of 1915 the allied forces were evacuated from the peninsula, with both sides having suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships. More than 8,000 Australian soldiers had been killed. The Gallipoli campaign had a profound impact on Australians at home, and 25 April soon became the day on which Australians remembered the sacrifice of those who died in the war.
Although the Gallipoli campaign failed in its military objectives, the Australian and New Zealand actions during the campaign left us all a powerful legacy. The creation of what became known as the “Anzac legend” became an important part of the identity of both nations, shaping the ways they viewed both their past and their future.

We hope you take some time to reflect this weekend on what's important to you. 
Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Now Featuring Dove Arts 3rd Release at C.C. Designs

We have 8 new image stamps and a sentiment set from DoveArt, and you are invited to our wonderful DoveArt Blog Hop. These images are beautiful and make for some very elegant cards. Many of the images will be perfect for Mother's or Father's Day cards, which is right around the corner.

We have a elegant, beautiful hop for you to enjoy today. The stamps are available for purchase now, you will want them all by the end of the hop. You can purchase the stamps here.

I used this gorgeous stamp from the release called Dragonfly Floral. I stamped it on Tim Holtz watercolor paper and colored the image with Spectrum Noir Aqua markers.

 Dragonfly: Peacock Blue, Kingfisher, Aquamarine, Teal, Bud Green, Black
Flowers: Rose Pink, Peach, Yellow
Leaves: Bud Green, Evergreen
Branches: Chestnut
Background Blue: TB1/Colorless Blender

I kept my card clean and simple to showcase the image. The image and mats were cut out using By DIEzyne Dies Big Stitched and Pierced Rectangles. I embossed the white cardstock using Anna Griffin Rose 5x7 Embossing Folder. The sentiment is a Penny Black Die.

Come hop along with us and visit the blogs of our awesome Design Team. The next person on our hop is Laura.

If you get lost along the way here is our hopping list
C.C. Designs Blog
Make sure you follow the whole hop and comment on the blogs along the way because one random blog has our prize! We will have 1 winner that receives 2 new rubber stamps! 

And, don't forget to stop by our Facebook group, where we'll have more giveaways. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ccdesignsrubberstamps/ 

Have an awesome Friday!
Rosie :)

Little Darlings Rubber Stamps~CandiBean Daisy Dreams

Happy Thursday everyone! It's almost Friday, Woot Woot! I'm back today to share my card featuring an adorable couple from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps called CandiBean Daisy Dreams. I think they are so CUTE!! I stamped the image on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers.
 
BOY:
 Skin: FS1, FS2, FS3, TN5
Hair: IG3, IG6, IG10
Shirt: OR2, CR7, CR9, CR10
Shorts/Shoes: TB3, TB4, TB5
 
GIRL:
Skin: FS1, FS2, FS3, TN5
Hair: TN3, EB3, EB8
Pink: BP2, BP4, BP6, BP7
Black: IG6, IG8, IG10

DAISIES:
CT1, BG5, IG3, IG5, Colorless Blender
CG3, LG3, LG5, JG4

SKY: TB1/Grass: LG3

I used some of my favorite decorative papers right now from Penny Black Beau Jardin 6x6 Paper Pad. The black border was made using an awesome new die in the LDRS Store called Little Darlings Dewdrop Border Die. The cute sentiment is called Little Darlings Friendship Sentiments.

 Be sure to head over to the LDRS Store to get all your cute stamps and amazing dies! If you want to see more amazing creations from my fellow DT sisters, then head over to the LDRS Blog. And come have some fun with us on the LDRS Facebook Group!
 
Have a great Thursday!
Rosie :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #124: ANYTHING GOES!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today starts a new challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog! The theme for the next 2 weeks is... 
 
ANYTHING GOES!!
 
This challenge ends on May 5th, 12:00pm MST. Please be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store before linking your project! Thank you! :)
 
My card today features this adorable girl called C.C. Designs Rose with Balloon. She's stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers. The great thing about this stamp is that you can also purchase the coordinating Rose with Balloon Outline Die which does all the fussy cutting for you around the image, WOOT WOOT!!

Spectrum Noir Markers:
Skin: FS1, FS2, FS3, TN5
Hair: TN3, EB3, EB8
Dark Pink: BP2, BP4, BP6, BP7
Black: IG5, IG6, IG8, IG10 
 
My decorative papers are from a new pad I recently purchase and it's GORGEOUS!! It's called Penny Black Beau Jardins 6x6 Paper Pad. I distressed the edges of my paper with Black Soot Distress Ink. The rectangle frame behind Rose was cut out using By DIEzyne Dies Big Stitched and Pierced Rectangles. For my "celebrate" sentiment I used Penny Black's Doodle Dies.
 
 Supplies from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:
 
This new challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog ends May 5th at 12pm MST! I can't wait to see what you create! Be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store on your project before linking!! Don't forget, you can see a lot more amazing inspiration from my fellow DT sisters on the 7 Kids College Fund STORE Blog!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Monday, April 20, 2015

7 Kids College Fund~DoCrafts Simply Gorjuss The Black Star

Happy Monday everyone. I hope you had an awesome weekend! We went to visit family over the weekend and to support our niece who was participating in her first ever pageant, Miss Black Oklahoma City Teen. And guess what?!! SHE WON!! We are so proud of our gorgeous girl and let me tell ya, I was in tears!! It was an amazing night for her and for us too. I'm so glad we were able to drive up to support her!

I'm back today to share my card for 7 Kids College Fund using this adorable cutie from DoCrafts called Simply Gorjuss The Black Star. These are some of my favorite stamps ever and 7 Kids College Fund has all the NEW ones on Preorder HERE!! These will start shipping in April, and YES I've ordered them all, haha!! She's stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics.
 
 Copics
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E13
Hair: C3, C5, C7, Black
Blue: BG10, BG18, BG53, BG57
White: C3, N0, Colorless Blender

My decorative papers are from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6x6 Paper Pad. I used the By DIEzyne Big Stitched and Pierced Rectangles for the black frames behind the image. The heart die in the bottom corner is Memory Box Love Connection. The ribbons were from Walmart. The flowers are from I Am Roses, and the tag sentiment is from Tim Holtz.
 
 Supplies from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:
You can see more amazing inspiration from my fellow DT sisters on the 7 Kids College Fund STORE Blog! And don't forget you still have one more day to enter our current ANYTHING GOES Challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog!
 
Have an awesome week! 
Rosie

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Crafter's Companion Bebunny Love-Hearts

Crafter's Companion
Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are having a relaxing weekend so far! We are visiting family this weekend. My niece is in a pageant tonight! Hoping she wins! :)
  Today I'm showcasing this adorable bunny from Crafter's Companion USA called Bebunni Love-Hearts. He's stamped on Spectrum Noir Premium White Cardstock and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers.
 Spectrum Noir:
Bunny: IG2, IG3, IG5
Ears: CR3, CR5
Red: DR4, DR5, DR6, DR7
I used some dps from Carta Bella Words of Love 6x6 Paper pad. The sentiment is from the same stamp set....Bebuuny Love-Hearts. The ribbon, flowers, and heart stickers are from my stash.

Be sure to check out the Crafter's Companion Blog for all sorts of inspiration by my fellow DT Sisters, and to see some of the new product coming to the store! And don't forget to check out the Crafter's Companion FB Page for even more ideas!

Have an awesome week!
Rosie :)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Little Miss Muffet Stamps~Candy Floss Crew Quentin

TGIF everyone! I hope you have had an awesome week so far! I'm so ready for the weekend! Today at Little Miss Muffet Stamps a new line of stamps have been introduced called the Candy Floss Crew! I LOVE them all!! They are so awesome!!
 
I decided to color up this cool guy name Candy Floss Crew Quentin. LOVE him!! He's printed on Spectrum Noir Premium White Cardstock and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers.
 
 Spectrum Noir Markers:
Skin: FS1, FS2, FS3, TN5
Eyes: EB3
Black: IG5, IG6, IG8, IG10
Red: DR4, DR5, DR6, DR7,
Blue: BT2, BT4, BT5
 
I used some various papers that were in my stash. The "good times" is a die from My Favorite Things. The ribbon is from Walmart, and the brads were also in my stash.
 
 Don't forget you still have a few more days to enter our current "ANYTHING GOES" challenge on the LMMS Challenge Blog. I hope to see you all participating! Also, be sure to check out the LMMS STORE to get some amazing stamps and dies!
 
 If you want to stay up-to-date on LMMS news and have some fun, come join us on the Little Miss Muffet FB Page. 
 
Have a great weekend!
Rosie

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I Am Roses APRIL Challenge~ANYTHING GOES!

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 APRIL 15th - MAY 6th (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 “Apr 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 

I used this adorable gal from C.C. Designs called Birthday Twila. Isn't she so stinkin' cute?!!
 
Spectrum Noir:
Skin: FS1, FS2, FS3, TN4
Pink: BP1, BP3, BP4, BP6, BP7
Teal: BT2, BT3, BT4, BT5
Black: IG5, IG6, IG8, IG10
Yellow: CT2
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker 
Hair (Copics): E44, E47, E49

I used some cute dps from Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe 6x6 Paper Pad. The doilies were in my stash. The sentiment is from C.C. Designs Pollycraft Birthday Sentiments.


Now, don't forget to come play along with us on the IAR Challenge Blog!! You have until MAY 6th, 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 :)

The Greeting Farm Secret Stamp Club Release~SAGE & LAVENDER

Today, The Greeting Farm is releasing 2 NEW cuties to The Greeting Farm Store that were part of the Super Secret Stamp Club Sign-ups a few months ago!! 

What is the Super Secret Stamp Club? 
 
The SSSC releases are a set of 3 SECRET stamps that are offered at a special price during the enrollment period. We just had an enrollment period a few months ago. The next enrollment period will be JUNE 1st- JUNE 5th!! When you sign up for the SSSC you will receive a set of 3 stamps at a special lower price before they hit the store!! If you miss the enrollment, the stamps show up in the store a few months later, but at a higher price. So the best deal is to sign up during the enrollment period! I’ve been a part of the SSSC since the beginning and I have LOVED each stamp!! You won’t be disappointed….believe me!
 
So without further ado, today I'm showcasing these two adorable girls: SAGE (SSSC#10) and LAVENDER (SSSC#11)! They are in the TGF Store today!! I gave each girl some rocker hair....one black and pink and one black and teal. I'm loving these color combos for hair!! You can see my Rocker Pink hair color on the TGF Tip Me Tuesday post HERE. :)
 
SAGE
I used dps from Ki Memories CELEBRATE 6x6 Paper pad. I used a border punch on the black cardstock and embossed it with an embossing folder. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant.
 
LAVENDER
For this card I used dps from American Crafts. The "cute" sentiment is from Heidi Swapp and the "smile" die is from The Little Bicycle Shop.

You can see more cards using these new stamps on the TGF Blog! Have an awesome Wednesday!

Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Greeting Farm TIP ME TUESDAY-Rocker Pink Hair

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today, I'm sharing my newest hair color combo for TGF's Tip Me Tuesday that I call ROCKER PINK! Sometimes, you gotta have a funky hair color and I'm in love with this combo! For the entire month of April we will share one of our favorite color combos on Tuesdays, so be sure to check back here again next week for another one you can add to your collection. :)

2015-04-14 Tip Me Tuesday-Rocker Pink Hair

If I was more daring and younger, I would definitely want to give this hair color a go in real life, haha! If you are new to Tip Me Tuesday be sure to download your own color card, courtesy of the Head Farmer Marie herself.



As well as a blank one to add your favorite TGF image to:

 
Have a great day everyone! Be sure to stop back by the TGF BLOG tomorrow for an edition of Wow'd Me Wednesday!

Hugs,
Rosie :)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Crafter's Companion~Party Paws BAMBOO

Crafter's Companion
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you had an awesome day today! We just spent a relaxing day at home which equaled crafty time for this momma. Weekends tend to fly by so quickly lately. I can't wait for summer vacation to start so every day feels like the weekend. :)
 
  Today I'm showcasing one of my fave panda bears from Crafter's Companion USA called Party Paws-Bamboo. He's stamped on Spectrum Noir Premium White Cardstock and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers.
 
 Spectrum Noir Markers:
Bamboo: IG5, IG8, IG10/IG1, IG2, Blender
Flower: BP2, BP3, BP7, CT3, GB5, GB7, CG3, LG5, JG4
Butterfly: BT2, BT4, BT5, BP3, EB3

If you know anything about me then you know I'm a "collector" of dies....well actually all things crafty, but dies are my fave, haha! One thing I love are the look of border dies along the edges of my cards. What I've found is that I can pretty much use any die to make my own border die. For this card, I used Die'sire Essentials Dies-Beautiful Butterflies. I cut a strip of cardstock the length of my card. Then I adhered the bottom of the butterflies to the top of the cardstock strip, and glued it to the top of my card. The sentiment is from the Bamboo Set. The dps are from different paper pads. The ribbon is from Walmart. Those gorgeous flowers are from I Am Roses.

Be sure to check out the Crafter's Companion Blog for all sorts of inspiration by my fellow DT Sisters, and to see some of the new product coming to the store! And don't forget to check out the Crafter's Companion FB Page for even more ideas!

Have an awesome week!
Rosie :)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Little Miss Muffet Stamps~Cuthbert Heart

TGIF everyone! I hope you have had an awesome week so far! I'm so ready for the weekend! Today I decided to color up this adorable bear called Cuthbert Heart. LOVE him!! He's printed on Spectrum Noir Premium White Cardstock and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers.
 
 Spectrum Noir Markers:
Bear: IG5, IG8, IG10
Red: DR3, DR4, DR5, DR6, DR7
White: IG2, IG3, Blender
 
I used some dps from Carta Bella Word of Love 6x6 Paper Pad. The ribbon is from Walmart. The sentiment is from the same paper pad, and the hearts are stickers. :)

A new challenge started yesterday on the LMMS Challenge Blog, and it's an easy one: ANYTHING GOES!! I hope to see you all participating! Also, be sure to check out the LMMS STORE to get some amazing stamps and dies! Barbara is adding some new stamp lines to the store that I think you'll be really excited about!! 
 
 If you want to stay up-to-date on LMMS news and have some fun, come join us on the Little Miss Muffet FB Page. 
 
Have a great weekend!
Rosie

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Little Darlings Rubber Stamps~Dollhouse GROOVIN'

Happy Thursday everyone! It's almost Friday and I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to the weekend. I don't have any plans except to just chill and maybe do some more organizing in my craft room. My friend from California came to visit me for a week and did a bunch of back-breaking work in my craft room! She is an organizing queen!! I'm telling you...from all my paper to the brads to the dolies to the sparkles...she organized it all!! I just have to do some cleaning up, hanging up the pictures and chandelier and it's done!!
 
I'm back to share my card featuring one of my favorite stamps at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps called Dollhouse Premiere Collection GROOVIN'. I stamped her on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with a combo of Spectrum Noir Markers and Copics.
 
 Spectrum Noir Markers
Skin: FS1, FS2, FS3, TN4
Lips: BP3, BP3, BP
Black: IG5, IG8, IG10, Black
Gold: GB7, Wink of Stella Gold Glitter Marker
Hair (Copics): RV02, RV09, Black, C7
Blue Background: Chalk
 
I used a bunch of items in my stash including the decorative papers and the gold ribbons. I love how this card came out!!
 
 Be sure to head over to the LDRS Store to get all your cute stamps and amazing dies! If you want to see more amazing creations from my fellow DT sisters, then head over to the LDRS Blog. And come have some fun with us on the LDRS Facebook Group!
 
Have a great Thursday!
Rosie :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #123: Anything Goes + Spring Colors

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today starts a new challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog! The theme for the next 2 weeks is... 
 
ANYTHING GOES + an optional twist of SPRING COLORS!
 
This challenge ends on APRIL 21st, 12:00pm MST. Please be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store before linking your project! Thank you bunches! :)
 
My card today features this cute bunny called C.C. Designs Carrot Love. He's stamped on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and Copics. I did a tutorial HERE on how I colored his fur. :)
 
 Copics (Brown Hair)
E41, E42, E43, E44
 Spectrum Noir Markers:
White part: IG2, IG3, IG5, Blender
Ears: FS4, FS9
Carrot: CR1, CR10, CG3, LG5, JG4
Tail: Liquid Applique

I used decorative papers from Penny Black Beau Jardins 6x6 Paper Pad. I LOVE this paper pad!! It's so gorgeous!! I cut out rectangle frames from By DIEzyne Dies Big Stitched and Pierced Rectangles to layer on top of my floral paper. The polka paper the sentiment was stamped on was cut out using By DIEzyne Dies Double Circles from C.C. Designs. Then I layered it on a Bo Bunny white doily.
 
 Supplies from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:
 
This new challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog ends April 21st, 12pm MST! I can't wait to see what you create! Be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store on your project before linking!! Don't forget, you can see a lot more amazing inspiration from my fellow DT sisters on the 7 Kids College Fund STORE Blog!
 
Have an awesome week!
Rosie :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Make it Colourful APRIL Challenge: HAIR

Hi everyone! Today starts a new challenge on the Make it Colourful Challenge Blog, and for the month of APRIL we want you to focus on coloring HAIR! The great thing is....you can use any coloring medium you like. Don't forget you can get awesome digital stamps for a great deal in the Make it Crafty STORE! Check out the NEW Category to see the Meadow Girls! I used one of them below!
Today, I'm using a newly released digital stamp called Chasing Nova....she's absolutely gorgeous! I printed her on Spectrum Noir Premium White Cardstock and colored her with Spectrum Noir Markers. Her hair is colored with Copics. I meant to used the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker on her dress, but my blind self grabbed the Silver Glitter Marker instead....oops!!
 Spectrum Noir:
Skin: FS1, FS2, FS3, TN5
Eyes: LG3, LG5, JG3
Dress: BP2, BP4, BP6/IG5, IG9, Black/Silver Glitter Marker
Butterflies: BT2, BT4, BT6
HAIR (Copics): E44, E47, E49

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, please share your progress, possible disasters and your triumphs with us in the Facebook group HERE. We'd love to see you joining us so we can Oooooh and Aaaaah over your creations!
Have a great weekend!
Rosie :)

Monday, April 6, 2015

7 Kids College Fund~Birthday Birgitta

Happy Monday everyone. I hope you had an awesome weekend! My friend Renate went back to California yesterday so the house is awfully quiet again. I already miss her bunches!!
 
I'm back today to share my latest card for 7 Kids College Fund using this adorable little girl called Birthday Birgitta from C.C. Designs. She's stamped on Spectrum Noir Premium White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Colored with a combo of Spectrum Noir Markers and Copics (just for the hair).
 Spectrum Noir Markers:

Skin: FS1, FS2, FS3, TN5
Dark Pink: BP1, BP3, BP4, BP7
Light Pink: CR4, CR6
Black: IG5, IG9, IG10, Black
Cupcake: CT1, CR4, CR6, EB3, BT2, BT4, BT5
Hair (COPICS): C5, C7, Black
 
My decorative papers are from a new pad I recently purchase and it's GORGEOUS!! It's called Penny Black Beau Jardins 6x6 Paper Pad. The awesome sentiment is my go-to for birthdays and it's from Mama Elephant Make a Wish Clear Stamp Set. I used the By DIEzyne Double Circles and By DIEzyne Stitched Circles to cut out the sentiment. The ribbon and flowers were in my stash.
 Supplies from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:
You can see more amazing inspiration from my fellow DT sisters on the 7 Kids College Fund STORE Blog! And don't forget you still have one more day to enter our current ANYTHING GOES Challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog!
 
Have an awesome week!

Rosie :)