Sunday, October 2, 2022

Jaded Blossom October 2022 Challenge: STRIPES!

 Happy Sunday friends! It's the first Sunday of the month and that means we have a brand new challenge at Jaded Blossom.

 Our next challenge is ...

STRIPES!
(must use at least 1 JB product)

Challenge Guidelines: 
1) Project must be new for this challenge, no back-linking
2) Project must have a Jaded Blossom stamp or die somewhere on it. 
3) Only one entry per person
4) Link it up on the Jaded Blossom Blog by Saturday, 11/05/2022
 
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I was looking at the Sentiment Strip Dies, and thought they would make a great tree so I pulled them out to create this Christmas card. It's never to early to start and if you haven't been keeping up there are only 11 more weeks until Christmas.....you're welcome, LOL! 
 
 
I used the triangle from Birthday Banner Dies for the top of the tree. The star is from Gnome Dies: Halloween Costume Add Ons 2. The stitched rectangles were cut out using Rectangle Dies 1.
 
 
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This month's prize for a randomly selected winner is:

 
We hope you play along in the October Challenge for a chance to win a FREE Stamp Set! Be sure to check out the Jaded Blossom Store for all your stamps and gift giving supplies. They have various Cutting Dies to make party favors along with Favor Bags and Boxes.
 
Hugs, 
Rosie

Friday, September 30, 2022

I Am Roses + Conie Fong's Bauble Gnome

Happy Friday friends! Today's card is for I Am Roses, and features their gorgeous paper flowers with this adorable digital image from Conie Fong called Bauble Gnome. I just love his little smile! Isn't he adorable?


I printed this gnome large so he could take center stage. He's about 5.25 inches tall, which made him a lot easier to color.

COPICS:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, R20
Hair: N0, N2, N4
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39, R59
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67, G24, G28
Black: C3, C5, C7, C8, C10
Fur: C0, N0, N2, Colorless Blender

To finish off the card I added silver ribbon and some red  pearls in two of the corners.



Remember, you have until OCTOBER 8th to link up your project to the current ANYTHING GOES Challenge. 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

Jaded Blossom: MONSTER TAGS FOR MARSHMALLOW TREATS!

With Halloween right around the corner, I'm still working on some spooky treat ideas. If you have children or plan on throwing a party, then be sure to throw together some adorable monster treats. Jaded Blossom Stamps and Dies make creating the perfect party favors easy peasy! To create these cute tags, I used the Rounded Tag Die. I cut 3 pieces from black cardstock, and then separate pieces in purple, orange, and bright green. I drew the drip lines onto the colored cardstock and fussy cut with scissors. I used the Sprinkle Stencil and one of the circles from the 80's Stencil to ink the top of the tag. Then I added smaller dots using markers.
The eyeballs are from Halloween Candies *Grid Style*, and the sentiment is from Monster Munchies.

 
I found a great idea online to create monsters with rice crispy treats. To make it even easier, I used prepackaged rice crispy treats. I melted white almond bark, added food coloring, and spread the coating on the marshmallow treat with a spoon. I found a plastic container of sprinkles in various colors at Walmart and dipped each treat in coordinating colored sprinkles. Then I added large candy eyes which I also found at Walmart.


Remember, Jaded Blossom has a current ANYTHING GOES Challenge. You have until October 1st to play along for a chance to win a free stamp set! And be sure to check out the Jaded Blossom Store for all your stamps and gift giving supplies. They have various Cutting Dies to make party favors along with Favor Bags and Boxes. 

Hugs, 
Rosie

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The Greeting Farm September Stamp Feature Day 3: HUGS IN A MUG

 Happy Thursday everyone! We are on our last day of Stamp Features for the September 2022 New Release at The Greeting Farm. This month, TGF introduced 3 new stamp sets which are all available now for purchase. Claudette, Joni and I are on The Greeting Farm Blog showcasing the new release.

I LOVE coffee and so do several of my friends. This next set called HUGS IN A MUG is the perfect set to create coffee gift card holders!


I used the Coffee Slider Die from Jaded Blossom to create the gift card holder. The java love paper is a digital file from Etsy. The peach polka dot paper is from My Mind's Eye.

Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store and grab your favorites. You're going to LOVE them all! And please join The Greeting Farm Fan Page to share you creations. We would love to see them!

Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The Greeting Farm September Stamp Feature Day 2: GNOME CHRISTMAS

 Happy Wednesday everyone! We are on Day 2 of Stamp Features for the September 2022 New Release at The Greeting Farm. This month, TGF introduced 3 new stamp sets which are all available now for purchase. Claudette, Joni and I are on The Greeting Farm Blog showcasing the new release.

This next set makes me so happy! You all know I love gnomes, and pretty much need every gnome set out there, LOL! These gnomes tug at my heart strings! GNOME CHRISTMAS comes with 5 different gnomes and several accessory stamps. 


I wanted a way to include all the gnomes on one card so I decided to make a gnome tree, haha! Aren't they the cutest?!


Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store and grab your favorites. You're going to LOVE them all! And please join The Greeting Farm Fan Page to share you creations. We would love to see them! See you tomorrow for our last day of Stamp Features!

Hugs,
Rosie

Jaded Blossom: GNOME HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY RELEASE!

 Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to Jaded Blossom's Gnome Halloween Costume Party Release! Now, if you're here from Jamie's Blog, you're in the right place. If you're just passing through start at the beginning because you don't want to miss a thing. I also have the complete line up at the bottom.

  For my first  project I created a Medieval scene card using a castle clipart that was part of a digital paper pack I bought off Etsy. I sized the castle 3" tall, printed it and fussy cut it out. I used Distress Oxide Inks and a stencil to create the cloud background and Copic Markers to create the landscape.


I used the Gnome Dies and Girl Gnome Dies to create the gnome bodies. Then I used the Gnome Dies: Halloween Costume Add Ons 1 to create the knight, and the Gnome Dies: Halloween Costume Add Ons 2 to create the princess outfit.


For my 2nd project I created a Unicorn Lollipop Party Favor. I was looking at the Lollipop Die and the circle tab that holds the top part together looked like a gnome nose......sooooooo I did it, LOL! I made it a gnome nose, and added the pigtails and unicorn hat on top of the close tab (aka: nose).


I added sparkle to the gnome hat and unicorn using Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. The sentiment is from the Unicorns and Glitter Stamp Set


I found these lollipops at the Dollar Tree that went perfectly with this Unicorn theme!


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We have two new Gnome Die Add Ons available!!




And we have the Bundle at a Discount! Only $70.99. Regular Price $76.99 
 

Make sure to check out all the design team projects by clicking on their names below.

Candace

Saturday, September 17, 2022

The Greeting Farm STAMPtember® 2022 Exclusive Collaboration: SWEATER WEATHER

Happy Sunday Friends! We have a special post today to showcase the stamp set created by The Greeting Farm for STAMPtember® 2022! This set is exclusive to Simon Says Stamp and it only offered during this event. HURRY and grab your set now because once it sells out, it's gone! This set will not be re-stocked.

Fall is in the air, and our sweet girl with her adorable cat and mouse are ready in their sweaters to enjoy the crisp, refreshing air. This exclusive stamp set is called SWEATER WEATHER. Of course, no Fall project would be complete without colorful falling leaves and a stack of pumpkins! Sweater Weather also comes with two sentiments and a few extra accessory stamps.


I used the Memory Box Woodland Tree Silhouette Die for the tree frame. I tore some green cardstock for the grass. All of the images in the scene are from the Sweater Weather Stamp Set. I raised the cat, mouse, stack of pumpkins and Anya on foam tape for extra dimension.


Now RUN and grab your SWEATER WEATHER set before it sells out! Also, be sure to join The Greeting Farm Fan Page Facebook Group. It's our Farmer Community where all our fans can post their beautiful creations!

Hugs,
Rosie

Friday, September 16, 2022

Jaded Blossom: HALLOWEEN LOLLIPOP HOLDERS

With Halloween right around the corner, I'm still working on those spooky treats. If you have children or plan on throwing a party, then be sure to throw together some frightful and fa-BOO-lous Halloween-themed Lollipop Holders. These come together quickly with Jaded Blossom Stamps and Dies and make the perfect party favors!


For the Ghost Lollipop Holder, I used the ghost from the Gnome Dies: Halloween Add Ons. The sentiment is from Bone Chilling Treats Stamp Set. I cut the sentiment out using the sign die from the Fall Dies Set.


For the Jack-o-Lantern Lollipop Holder I used the stack of pumpkins from the Gnome Dies: Fall Add Ons, and the cat from the Gnome Dies: Halloween Add Ons. The paper is from Doodlebug Design.


Remember, Jaded Blossom has a current ANYTHING GOES Challenge. You have until October 1st to play along for a chance to win a free stamp set! And be sure to check out the Jaded Blossom Store for all your stamps and gift giving supplies. They have various Cutting Dies to make party favors along with Favor Bags and Boxes. 

Hugs, 
Rosie

Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Greeting Farm September Stamp Feature Day 1: HOLIDAY ANYA 10

 Happy Friday everyone! We are on Day 1 of Stamp Features for the September 2022 New Release at The Greeting Farm. This month, TGF introduced 3 new stamp sets which are all available now for purchase. Claudette, Joni and I are on The Greeting Farm Blog showcasing the new release. Don't forget about the TGF Blog Hop where 1 lucky person will take home all 3 stamp sets!

Every year, Marie designs a new Anya for Christmas. Say hello to HOLIDAY ANYA 10! I love her faux fur hooded shawl! She comes with a sled so she can deliver presents to her family and friends! She flew off the shelves, but don't fret....more are on the way to the Store.


The fluffy stuff on her hood and pom poms is called Liquid Applique. Once you apply it and heat it with a heat gun, the areas puff up. I used Distress Oxide Inks to create the dark blue sky. Then I added a snow border at the bottom using a stitched die from the Jaded Blossom Slimline Dies set. The sign was created using one of the dies in the Jaded Blossom Fall Dies set. I raised Anya and the sled of presents on foam tape.


Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store and grab your favorites. You're going to LOVE them all! And please join The Greeting Farm Fan Page to share you creations. We would love to see them! See you back here on Wednesday, September 21st to see my samples for GNOME CHRISTMAS!

Hugs,
Rosie

I Am Roses September 2022 Challenge: ANYTHING GOES!

 It's the 15th of the month, and we are back with a brand new I Am Roses ANYTHING GOES Challenge!

We're changing things up a bit, and trying something new for the $30 Prize requirement:

Below (10) Participants = (3) WINNERS 
(10) Participants = (4) WINNERS 
(15+) Participants = (5) WINNERS 

Please tell your friends and share this challenge. We would love to see more projects from everyone!

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 I'm back today with another Halloween card. This time I used this adorable image from Conie Fong called Witchy Broomstick Gnome. Isn't she just the cutest witch ever?!! I printed the image on Copic Xpress It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers including the night sky. I followed a coloring video tutorial HERE on the moonlit sky from Amy Young of Sweet November Stamps. She used green on her sky, but since I colored part of the witch green I went with blue.

COPICS:
Green Skin: YG23, YG25, YG67, G28
Purple Hair: V01, V15, V17, BV08
Black/Cat: C3, C5, C7, C8, C10
Purple: V12, V15, V17, BV08
Orange: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, E19
Broomstick: E42, E44, E47
Broom:Y11, YR21, YR23
Sky: B01, B12, B14, B16, B18, B95, B97, B99, Black

One of the things I love about I Am Roses flowers is that they come in all the colors to coordinate with your project. I used the colors that were in the decorative paper from Doodlebug Design. 
 
 
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There is a new prize structure!!

Below (10) Participants = (3) WINNERS 
(10) Participants = (4) WINNERS 
(15+) Participants = (5) WINNERS 

Isn't it fantastic!! If that's not motivation to enter then we don't know what is. I can't wait to see your creations using I Am Roses Flowers.
 
AUGUST IAR Challenge

*Contest Details/Rules:
  • Contest runs September 15th - October 8th (Ends 11:59PM PST)
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (3) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • Five winners will be chosen
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “September 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
  • Winners will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th

    New Prize requirements:

    Below (10) Participants = (3) WINNERS 
    (10) Participants = (4) WINNERS 
    (15+) Participants = (5) WINNERS 

    Prizes up for grabs:

    $30 Voucher

Remember, 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

TLC Designs September 2022 New Release: CELEBRATE WITH ME EXCLUSIVE CARD MAKING SUITE!

Happy Thursday everyone! We have a NEW RELEASE launching today in the TLC Designs Shop that is full of amazing goodies! This new release is the 2nd installment in the Card Making Suite product line at TLC Designs. In July, we introduced you to the first installment called the Chilly Fun Interactive Card Making Suite
 
This month, we are showcasing the CELEBRATE WITH ME EXCLUSIVE CARD MAKING SUITE.
 
 

Included in the Suite's Zippered 3 Ring Binder Pouch:

1.  Exclusive Celebrate Ribbon die or Celebrate Border Die
2.  Celebrate Sentiment polymer stamp set
3.  Slimline Celebrated Times paper pad with 12 designs, able to make 18 A2 size
4.  Custom designed "Celebrate with Me" digital stamps Set
5.  Celebrate Sweetly Stencil
6.  Sticker/Tag Ephemera sheets
7.  Color Coordinated Twine and Sprinkles
8.  4 card bases and 4 multi-colored topper card stock in white, olive, seafoam and pink

The Suite includes several ADDITIONAL party favors as well:
Celebrate Frame Die 20% discount coupon code
Copic coloring guide
Bonus tips and ideas to level up each card.

The MSRP on this bundle is over $70 so it's the deal of the year! It makes the perfect stocking stuffer for your little crafter! They can follow along and do it themselves or sit down and enjoy time creating with you on their Holiday vacation!

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To celebrate this NEW RELEASE, TLC Designs is having an INSTAGRAM HOP! Head over to the TLC Designs Instagram Page for all the details and hop list! One lucky winner will receive a $20 Gift Card to the TLC Designs Shop!
 
 

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I created some party-themed projects for this awesome release! I used the Celebrate with Cake Ephemera to create these 3 cupcake toppers. I'm turning 50 this year and this Card Making Suite makes creating customized party decorations easy peasy! Since the ephemera is pre-colored, I just had to cut out the pieces and glue to the sticks. I did use a glitter pen to add some sparkle to parts of the ephemera and a coat of glaze to the frosting.
 
 

For my next project, I created a shaker card using the Celebrate Frame Die with the beautiful Celebrated Times Slimline Stock Paper Pack. The sprinkles are also included in this Card Making Suite!




Be sure to check out the Instagram Hop for more inspiration from my fellow DT sisters using the brand new products!
 
Remember To Live Creatively and have fun hopping!

Rosie