Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Greeting Farm: Plane Amazing

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I'm showcasing this awesome, newly-released set from The Greeting Farm called Plane Amazing and its coordinating die cuts: 

The possibilities are sky high with this set, and the die-cuts make creating cards super easy and fun! I just stamped one of the planes several times on my card to make my own designer paper. I then colored each plane with one primary color (Blue: BG53, Yellow: Y15, Orange: YR07), and the background with N4. Since the sentiments are clear, I was able to ink up certain parts of the sentiment at a time to make one long sentiment.

I raised the sentiment on pop-dots and also the panel with the planes for added dimension. To finish it off, I added enamel dots to the corners.

I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday! Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store to snag all your favorites!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I Am Roses August 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 AUGUST 15th - SEPTEMBER 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 “AUG 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 girl from Conie Fong called DELILAH. I colored her last week for a Facebook Challenge, and this week I finally made a card with her. I colored her with Copic Markers and added Shabby Pink Frantage Embossing Enamel around the edge.
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: E35, E77, E79
Eyes: YG23, YG25, YG67
Lips: RV55, RV10
Shirt: BG10, BG13, BG15, BG75, BG78, C5, N2, Colorless Blender
Flowers: RV09, RV10, RV55, V06, BV13
Butterflies: BG53, BG13, BG15, BG75, YR21, Y04, Black
These are the gorgeous I Am Roses flowers on my card:
The paper and the lace were from my stash. The chipboard peeking out of the top left corner is Wycinanka Retro-Umbrellas. I just cut the handles off and turned the umbrellas upside down.

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. I can't wait to see what you make!

Monday, August 14, 2017

C.C. Designs: Swiss Pixie Oct 31 Nora

Happy Monday everyone! Hard to believe the weekend is already that was fast! One more week of summer vacation left and then school starts for my little guy. I'm sad to see summer break is almost over. It's kind of bittersweet. My little guy is also starting Junior High....oh man, how did that happen?!!

If you've been following me for a little bit, then you have probably noticed I've been experimenting with some new techniques lately. I've tried my hand at watercoloring under-the-sea backgrounds, constructing popup box cards, creating a mirror image using the Mirror Block Stamp, and making a red cloud sky using Distress Inks.

I have to admit that I've been so busy "working", I wasn't actually trying new things, which to me is the FUN part of crafting. So I promised myself that I was going to try new things this year....even if they scare me! My friend Jessie has been challenging me for almost the entire year to try the no-lines coloring technique. Oh man, I've been scared of that one forever!

What is the "No-Lines Coloring Technque"? You basically stamp the image in a very light ink color and add your shading and coloring to create depth. When you are finished, the light ink color basically disappears and there is no black outline of your stamped image.

So if you are me, what do you do? You decide at the last minute before you have a card due the very next day to give a new technique a try!! Why? Because no glory, LOL!! So here is Swiss Pixie Oct 31 Nora....with No-Lines!

Stamp image onto paper with Desert Sand Memento Ink. I used Bristol Smooth paper this time because it allows for more layers when blending and doesn't get sticky. However, you do have to be careful because this paper will bleed if you add a lot of layers. For my first try at the no-lines technique I was okay with that. You will also need a Copic Multiliner (0.3) to add your eyes and other black details because it does not smear when adding Copic Markers. Just make sure it's completely dry before coloring.

 Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Green: YG23, YG17, YG67
Yellow: Y02, Y32, YR23
Spider: C3, C5, C7, C9
Spider legs & Bats: Copic Multiliner (0.3)

Orange: YR04, YR07, YR09 
Purple: V12, V15, V17, BV08
Hair: Black, C7, BV08, V15, V12
 Black Shoes: C3, C5, C7, C9
Pumpkin Stem: E43, E44, E47
Ground: C5, BG93
Sky: B29, B99, Black
Moon: yellow and gray chalk (hard to see in pic)

I kept my card pretty simple so the image would stand out. The "hey Pumpkin!" is from C.C. Designs Happy 31st Sentiment Set. I added glittered bat stickers because I just love sparkly stuff, haha!. The pumpkins were cut out from 12x12 paper and I added googly eyes to them for fun. The purple spider web paper was in my stash.

I raised most of the elements on pop-dots for added dimension.

I hope you get a chance to try out this awesome technique! It is not as scary as I thought it would be. One piece of advice is to stamp the image out in black so you have the image to refer to as you are coloring. You can find awesome no-line coloring examples and youtube videos on my friend Jessie's Blog HERE. Now be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to snatch up all of these awesome goodies!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

C.C. Designs: Vampire Clover

Most of the things I create tend to be girly because I love pink and teal and unicorns and mermaids, haha! But today I went a little spooky with my C.C. Designs Halloween card featuring Rustic Sugar Vampire Clover. I mean he is a Vampire after all so I thought I needed a lot of red. As I was sitting upstairs in my craft studio, I happen to glance over at my Distress Inks and thought....hey, why not try to make a eerie red sky. So I went for it!! And, I think the creepiness was captured!

I took a sponge and rubbed Festive Berries Distress Ink all over my white cardstock. I probably could have just started with red cardstock, but the red distress ink was a much more vivid red. I then took Black Soot Distress Ink and rubbed it along the edge of a piece of cardstock that I cut with a cloud border die. As I move the cloud border down I just shift it to the left or right to get variations in the clouds. The Happy Halloween circle was made using the Poppystamps Hip Halloween Circle Die and the bottom tree border die is Lawn Fawn Stitched Tree Border Die.
Now be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to snatch up all of these awesome goodies!


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

LDRS Creative: All Dressed Up Gal Pals + TLC Word Dies

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I'm sharing this cute card featuring LDRS Creative All Dressed Up Gal Pals with the TLC Word Dies: Hello, Sweet, and Love. This stamp set comes with a trio of fabulous girls. I just picked one to feature on my card.

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Purple: V12, V15, V17, BV08
Black: Copic Multiliner
My decorative paper is from the Time For Tea 6x6 Paper Pad. I also added a trio of hearts from the Dotty Doily Die Set
Be sure to head over to the LDRS Creative Store, and grab all of your favorite products! You're going to love them!

Sassy Cheryl's Stamps: Flowers For You!

Sassy Cheryl's  

Happy Wednesday! I'm back with a special offer for you from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps! These are some of my favorite digital stamps! I love her illustrations!! She just released this image called FLOWERS FOR YOU! For the next day you can get this digital stamp at 50% off from the Sassy Cheryl's Store using code: MYFLOWERS

Hurry though because you only have until Thursday, 8/10 at 9am EST (8am CST) to grab this awesome stamp at the discounted price.

I printed my image on Copic paper and colored the characters with Copic Markers. The cloud background was created using chalk and chipboard cut out using a cloud border die.
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R39
Teal: BG10, BG13, BG15, BG75
White: N0, N2, Colorless Blender
Puppy: E42, E43, E44
Flowers: Y04, N0, N2, YG23, YG17
Plaid shirt: R83, R39, BG13, BG75
Grass: YG23, YG17, YG67, G28
Sky: Blue Chalk

I used a free digital paper file from HERE. The sentiment is from C.C. Designs. The ribbon and white resin flowers are from my stash.

Be sure to head over to Sassy Cheryl's Store to grab this image at the special price. While you are there browse around....there are a lot of wonderful stamps in her store!

And, if you want to stay in the loop on new releases and sales, then you'll definitely want to come join Sassy Cheryl's Neighborhood Facebook Group. It's also a great place to share your projects using these gorgeous stamps.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

C.C. Designs Dragon Hansel Shaker Card

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your week is going great so far! My SHAKER CARD features one of the NEWLY Released stamps from C.C. Designs called Dragon Hansel. I just LOVE him! He's the cutest dragon ever, and can be used for all sorts of different occasions! As you can see from my card, I have two Dragon Hansels. 
How did I get the mirror image? I used the new Mirror Block Rubber Stamp. To get the mirror image, all you do is stamp your image onto the rubber and then press the rubber onto your paper. It gave me a faint line of the original image so I went over the lines with my Copic multiliner.

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E01, E11, E13
Black Hair: Black, C7, C3
Brown Hair: E71, E77, E79
Green: YG23, YG25, YG17, YG67
Yellow: Y02, YR21, YR24
Teal: BG10, BG13, BG15, BG75
Purple: V12, V15, V17, BV08

I used some Halloween paper from my stash. The Happy Halloween die is from Memory Box.
Now be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to snatch up all of these awesome goodies!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store: Cas-ual Fridays Mermaids

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are having a relaxing weekend so far! Today, I'm sharing a card for 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store using these beautiful mermaid silhouettes from the Cas-ual Fridays Mermaids Clear Stamp Set. Aren't they gorgeous?! I can see so many uses for this stamp set. I've got some ideas flowing...I just need to find the time to do them!
 7 Kids has an awesome selection of Cas-ual Fridays stamps HERE. You are going to love this line!

The first thing I did to make this card was create the under-the-sea background. I used several Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks: Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, and Seedless Preserves. I used a sponge applicator and swirled my colors all over the watercolor paper. After I achieved the look I was going for, I took a wet paintbrush and tapped it against a pen to get wet splatters all over. Then I took some paper towel and dabbed up the ink.

For the mermaids, I stamped them onto the left over pieces of my watercolored paper with Versamark, and then heat embossed them with Black Embossing Powder. I then fussy cut them out and attached them to my card with pop-dots.

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!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

C.C. Designs AUGUST RELEASE is available NOW!

Today is RELEASE DAY for the AUGUST Stamps at C.C. Designs. This month we are back with stamps from the C.C. Designs and Rustic Sugar lines featuring some adorable dressed-up characters ready to go Trick-or-Treating! We also have a new Sentiment Set, and a Mirror Block! What's a mirror block? It's a solid piece of rubber that you stamp your image onto, and when you press the rubber down on paper you get a mirror image! How cool is that?!!
 I decided to make another Popup Box Card this time featuring UNICORN LUCY!! I LOVE her!! I paired her up with the Meoples Unicorn Dreams Clear Stamps. These types of cards take me forever to make. On top of it, I decided to design my own size so figuring out the measurements to cut and score it accurately was a pain, haha! But in the end, the size fit most of my elements so I was pretty happy with it. I just need to save these projects when I have more time, LOL!
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: V15, C7, C9, Black
Ears: R11, R20, N0, N2, Colorless Blender
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Yellow: Y21, YR21, YR23
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67, G28
Blue: B93, B95, B97, B99
Purple: V15, V17, BV08
Boots: C5, C7, C9, R83, YR21, YG23, B95, V15
Mane/Tail: N0, N2, Colorless Blender
Sharpie Gold Paint Pen
Stardust Stickles
N0, N2, Colorless Blender
Mane/Tail: R85, YR23, YG25, B95, V15, V17
Black: C5, C7, C9
Sharpie Gold Paint Pen
Stardust Stickles
I found some awesome patterned paper at Michaels called Recollections Enchanting Unicorn and Mermaid 12x12 Paper Pad. The sentiments also came from that pad. Here are some additional views.

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!