Friday, October 4, 2019

Make it Crafty: GNOMEY PETER

Happy Friday everyone! For those of you who don't know me well, I absolutely LOVE gnomes! One year for my birthday, my hubby went on a search to multiple stores in our area and found me a huge gnome, along with two smaller buddies. He said all the ladies thought he was so awesome carrying these gnomes around the store in search for more, LOL! So when I saw Gnomey Peter, in the Make it Crafty Store, I knew I had to color him up! Isn't he AWESOME?!! 
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E04
Cheeks/Nose: R20, R21, R22
Hair: C3, C5
Red: R24, R27, R29, R56, R59
Green: YG25, YG67, G28
Black: C3, C5, C8, C10
Patches: YG25, G28, R27, R59 
 
I knew the perfect sentiment to pair with him right from the beginning based on his little attitude. I typed up "Gnomie don't play that!" in MS Word and printed it on white cardstock. I giggle every time I look at this card!
 
 
 I kept my card clean and simple because I wanted him to be the star! I fussy cut Gnomey Peter and raised him on foam tape for extra dimension.
 
 
Don't forget to check out the amazing Coloring Tutorials on the Make it Crafty website. These classes are very affordable and provide so much step-by-step instruction that you will be coloring like a pro in no time.
 
Zoe also started a site called The Coloring Lab. There is a FREE class on the site now that is fantastic for beginners, but also a great refresher for those who are advanced. It’s definitely worth watching! Please share your creations and coloring in the Make it Crafty Facebook Group. We would love to see your creations!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, October 3, 2019

C.C. Designs OCTOBER Release is NOW Available!

The OCTOBER RELEASE is now available for purchase!! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to pick up yours today. This month, C.C. Designs introduced 5 new stamp sets all revolving around Christmas, plus the Make A Reindeer Die, a Christmas Paper Pad, and coordinating Enamel Dots. 
 
Today, I'm showcasing two adorable characters from the Christmas Cuties set. I love using patterned paper to create scene cards. It makes putting a card together easy peasy!
 
 Copics:
Skin: E50, E00, E01, E11, E13, E04
Brown: E33, E35, E37, E19
Red: R24, R29, R59
Pink: R11, R20, R22
Antlers: E42, E44, E47
 
I stamped the sentiment and raised the characters on foam tape for extra dimension, and voila the card is done.
 
 
 Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store and grab your favorites before they sell out!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

C.C. Designs Preview Day 1: MAKE A REINDEER METAL DIE

Happy Tuesday everyone! We are on Day 1 of Previews for the OCTOBER Release at C.C. Designs. The release will be available for purchase this Thursday at 12pm CST. The theme for this release is Christmas in October! I know I say this every month, but you are really going to LOVE everything! There will be 5 new stamp sets, an adorable Make A Reindeer Metal Die, a new Christmas Paper Pad, and some coordinating Christmas Enamel Dots.
 
Today I'm previewing the cutest Rudolf ever made using the Make A Reindeer Metal Die. The great thing about working with Metal Dies is the versatility. You can keep it easy peasy by cutting the pieces from different colored cardstock and gluing together, or you can cut the pieces from white cardstock and color the pieces to achieve more depth. For this card, I decided to color him up using Copic Markers!
 
 Copics:
Brown: E33, E35, E37, E18
Face/Stomach: W0, W1, W3, W5
Pink: R20, R22
Red: R24, R27, R29, R56, R59
Black: C5, C8, C10
Antlers: Decorative Paper
Eyes: Black Cardstock
 
Isn't he so much fun?!! I love him so much! To create this awesome wintry, forest scene, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Backdrop: Portrait Metal Die. It's one of my fave dies to create scenes with.
 
 
 The decorative paper is from Penny Black Festive and Frosty 6x6 Paper Pad. I raised several elements on foam tape for extra dimension. The sentiment is from another C.C. Designs October Release Set called Christmas Cuties.
 
 
 Don't forget, there will be two Preview Day Mini Hops on the C.C. Designs Blog...one today and one tomorrow. Be sure to leave a comment on each DT post for ALL Preview Days for a chance at winning a $15 Gift Certificate to the C.C. Designs Store! The two winners will be announced on the C.C. Designs Blog on Thursday. 
 
Happy Hopping!
Rosie

Sunday, September 29, 2019

I Am Roses + Conie Fong Snowy Poinsettia

Happy Sunday everyone! My card today features the beautiful flowers from I Am Roses with Conie Fong's Snowy Poinsettia. I absolutely LOVE this adorable penguin, and of course, penguins make some CUTE cards! And to take your cards to another level, add some fabulous I Am Roses flowers....and BOOM....gorgeousness!
 
Copics:
Penguin: C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, C8, C10
Orange: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, E19
Red: R24, R27, R29, R59
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67, G28
White on Hat: W3
Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Powder
 
 
 The paper and sentiment came from older paper pads in my stash. The snowflake in the corner is a wood piece that I used a white paint maker on. I used several I Am Roses products to decorate the corners:

 
 
Don't forget you still have until OCTOBER 8th to enter the current I Am Roses Challenge!! You must use at least 3 products from I Am Roses on your entry. The best part is that there are 4 prizes up for grabs!! Don't miss out on your chance to win these stunning paper flowers!
 
Hugs, 
Rosie

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: MY CARE TEAM


Happy Thursday friends! I'm back today for The Greeting Farm showcasing this newly released set called MY CARE TEAM. It is the perfect set for all the doctors and nurses who care for you and your family. I love all the different characters...from patients to doctors to nurses!
 
The cute paper at the top of the card is of course digital paper! I used a set I found on Etsy located here. The scallop border was made using a die from My Favorite Things. I raised all 3 characters on foam tape for extra dimension. 
Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store and grab your favorites! You're going to LOVE them all! 
Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: TRICK OR TREAT 3


Happy Wednesday friends! Today's project is a Pop-Up Box Card! I always love these cards and have such a fun time making them. I'm hoping to make more of them over the next few months. This spooky one features a new release from The Greeting Farm called TRICK OR TREAT 3. I used the girl monster, clown, and the mini ghosts from the set.
 Copics:
  Girl Skin: E50, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13, E04
Purple: V12, V15, V17, BV08
Orange on Girl: YR04, YR07, YR09, E19
Clown Face: C00, C01, C02, R27
Orange Hair: YR02, YR09, E19
Red: R24, R27, R29, R59
Gray: C2, C3, C5


I get asked quite a bit about how I find coordinating papers for my projects. For me, digital papers and scrapbook kits make things easy peasy! One of my favorite digital companies is Mindy T Design Studio. Her kits are amazing and include not only digital paper, but also tons of embellishments and sentiments. This project features the Wicked Halloween Digital Scrapbook Kit. It has 17 digital papers and 44 embellishments including those awesome sentiments! I'll have more projects featuring this kit later in the week.


The great thing about this Pop-Up Box Card is that it folds flat for mailing. Pretty nifty, huh?!


Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store and grab your favorites! You're going to LOVE them all! 

Hugs,
Rosie

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: MISS ANYA HELLO WINTER


Happy Monday friends! I hope you had a great weekend. I'm back today for The Greeting Farm showcasing this newly released set called MISS ANYA HELLO WINTER. It has 3 gorgeous girls all dressed for the cooler weather, along with an adorable mini snowman.

Copics:
  Skin: E50, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13, E04
Black Hair: C2, C8, Black
Teal: BG10, BG32, BG34, BG49
Red: R24, R27, R29, R59
Plaid Tights: R24, R59, BG32, BG49
Snowmen: YR68, BV20, V20, Colorless Blender
 
The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm Oh, What Fun Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment and the snowflakes on some light mint paper with embossing ink and heat embossed it using Nuvo Glacier White Embossing Powder. 
 
 
 The scallop frame die is from My Favorite Things. I raised the girl and all three snowmen on foam tape for extra dimension. 
 
 
Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store and grab your favorites! You're going to LOVE them all! 
 
Hugs,
Rosie

I Am Roses SEPTEMBER Challenge: ANYTHING GOES!

It's The 15th of the month so you know what that means....a new ANYTHING GOES Challenge! Come play along for a chance at 1 of the 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 it 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 SEPTEMBER 15th - OCTOBER 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (3) 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 “SEP 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 a cute and adorable girl called CHASING NOVA from Make it Crafty! I love their digital images! They have a huge range of stamps and coloring classes. Definitely worth the moolah! I love combing the beautiful flowers from I Am Roses with my images. They really make a dramatic statement! This image was colored with Copic Markers. 
 
 
I love placing IAR flowers in an arrangement on the corner of my colored image. I usually start with a large flower and then go smaller as I go outwards. I add leaves at the ends and around the big flower.....and BOOM....it's finished! The fabulous paper is from We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard 6x6 Paper Pad. To make it coordinate with my image, I used a Copic RV06 marker to color in the words on the bottom piece of paper and some of the flowers on the top piece of paper.


Don't forget, you have until October 8th to link up your project. Be sure to use a minimum of 3 I Am Roses products on your card to qualify for a prize. I can't wait to see what you make!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Friday, September 13, 2019

C.C. Designs: OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

The SEPTEMBER RELEASE from C.C. Designs is once again AH-MAZING! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to grab your faves today. There are lots of things on sale also! Today, I'm showcasing the Halloween critters from the October and November Clear Stamp Set. Aren't they adorable?
 
 
 I found some fabulous Halloween Digital Paper on Etsy from RebeccaBDesignShop, and used that to create my background scene. Digital papers make it soooooo easy!! I then used a craft knife to carefully cut out the paper from the window panes and spider web. I stamped the tree/moon onto Xpress It Cardstock and colored the night sky and moon with Copics. Next, I taped the tree scene behind the window. The characters are raised on foam tape for added dimension.
 
 
Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store and check out all the deals!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Greeting Farm STAMPtember 2019 Exclusive Collaboration!

Stamptember brand image
Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm so excited to share my latest project with you using the exclusive stamp set created by The Greeting Farm for Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember 2019! What exactly is STAMPtember?

STAMPtember is a special celebration of stamping hosted by Simon Says Stamp that lasts all month long! You'll find special new products, industry collaborations, prizes, supersized inspiration, education and so much more! Join us in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of STAMPtember! This product has been designed to inspire and delight you in making your projects. It's available exclusively at Simon Says Stamp while supplies last.

 The set today from The Greeting Farm is called TO ALL OF YOU! While I was out shopping at a craft store, I found these adorable snow globes so (light bulb moment) I decided these adorable penguins would look great inside! I colored these cuties with my Copic markers. Then I remembered I had this awesome die set from Sizzix called Holiday Shadow Box Thinlets. I used several of the dies to create the snow globe scene.


I glued some of the little foam balls onto the bottom piece that goes inside the globe, and then added more loose foam balls so you get some action when you shake it. I found some wood decorative paper and glued a strip to the bottom lid. To get the Merry Christmas sentiment to stamp straight on the label, I cut it apart from the top words and then straightened it on my acrylic block.


Here is a side view so you can see some of the dimension. There are 3 little glittery hills. The front two penguins are glued to the first hill. The small tree is glued behind the second hill. The penguin in the back is glued to the front of the third hill with the large tree glued behind the hill. I also found a bottle of snow writer so I used that to cover the trees and make the round snow balls on the tree

 
Remember, you can only purchase this set from Simon Says Stamp. Since it was designed exclusively for this event, it will not be available at The Greeting Farm for purchase. Once this set sells out at Simon Says Stamp, it will NOT be available for purchase down the road.  
Head over to the Simon Says Store to grab yours NOW before it sells out!

Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, September 5, 2019

C.C. Designs SEPTEMBER RELEASE is now available!

The SEPTEMBER RELEASE is now available for purchase!! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to pick up yours today. This month, C.C. Designs introduced several amazing women with 4 coordinating dies, and a set called October and November, which is perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving cards. In addition, they created their first card-making kit full of Halloween goodness.
 
Today, I'm showcasing the Thanksgiving critters from the October and November Clear Stamp Set. Aren't they adorable? The leaf frame is a digital file I found on Creative Fabrica. I used the Banner Accessories Die to cut out the sentiment. 
 
 Copics:
Bunny: E41, E42, E43, E44
Cat: C00, C01, C02
Leaves: G94, YR04 YR09, Y13, G94
Headband: BG32, BG72, BG75, BG78, YR04, YR09, E19
G94, G99, Y13, YR21, YR24
Corn: Y13, YR21, YR23, G94, G99
Acorn: E41, E42, E27, E29
Pie: E41, E42, E43
Pie Pan: G94, G99
Black: C6, C8, C10
Teal: BG32, BG72, BG75, BG78 
 
Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store and grab your favorites before they sell out! Thank you bunches and have an awesome day! 
 
Rosie

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

C.C. Designs Preview Day 2: HALLOWEEN KIT

Happy Wednesday everyone! We are on Day 2 of Previews for the SEPTEMBER Release at C.C. Designs. The release will be available for purchase this Thursday at 12pm CST. This month is full of amazing women, coordinating dies, and some spooky Halloween goodness!
 
Last week, Christine released a HALLOWEEN KIT prior to our September Release to give customers enough time to create with it before October rolls around. 
 
 The kit includes:
1 x 4x6 Spooky Cuties Clear Stamp Set
1 x Halloween 6x6 Paper Pad
2 x Enamel Dots in Halloween and Sparkly colors
1 x .2 oz Silver Embossing Powder
1 x Mini Embossing Pad
1 x Black Stickles
2 x 8.5x11 Black Heavyweight Cardstock
2 x 8.5x11 White  Heavyweight Cardstock
 
To give this awesome kit more exposure, I ordered it and created these 3 cards! 
 

Aren't they so much fun?!! I love this kit and the stamp set included! Don't forget, there are two Preview Day Mini Hops on the C.C. Designs Blog...one yesterday and one today. Be sure to leave a comment on each DT post for ALL Preview Days for a chance at winning a $15 Gift Certificate to the C.C. Designs Store! 
 
Happy Hopping!
Rosie

Danni's Big 50th BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!!

Happy Wednesday friends! My friend Danni Bindel is turning the big 50 today!! So to celebrate, we are having a fun, casual BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!! We have various crafters sharing birthday cards on their blog, Instagram, and YouTube.

Here is the Hop List:

For Danni's birthday card, I went with one of my fave stamp companies and used DECORA ANYA from The Greeting Farm. I made a similar card recently, but a boy version. So this was a great opportunity to make a girly version! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANNI!!  I hope you LOVE it!


 I used some cute paper from Echo Park Birthday Wishes 6x6 Paper Pad. The scallop border was made using a My Favorite Things Die. The Happy Birthday Word Die Cut is from The Greeting Farm.

Have a great birthday Danni!
Hugs,
Rosie