Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Happy Birthday to a Sweet Young Man & A Little bit of Good News





















Today is a really kind of special day for me, 18 years ago I gave birth to this wonderful  baby name Cameron who became the greatest joy a mother could ever have. Happy Birthday to My Wonderful Young Man!! I'm so proud of you and hope you continue to grow as an individual, that you find joy in everything you do and have no regrets. My only regret that your Dad didn't get to see you grow up to be this special young man, he would have been so proud. 
Now for  the new bit of good news, early yesterday morning Susan from Die-Versions told me, I was a  semi-finalist, doing the happy dance!!
 These are the 3 projects I submitted to Die-Versions. They are pictures of Zachary, my oldest nephew when he was 2 years old.























And if that wasn't enough, I found out one of my cards will be published in the upcoming Cardmaker Fall 2013 Special issue magazine which I can't show you until it is published.

UPDATED: Just found out that I'm Guest Designer (Dynamos in Waiting)  for Die - Versions for the month of May!
 
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge - Create a Tag or Have a Tag on your project

Well I'm back with another card or should I say Tag... This week's challenge at Loves Rubberstamps is to create a tag or have tag on your project. I decided to do a tag. I started off using a manilla tag that I cut out using Tim Holtz sizzix die called Tag & Bookplate. I then ran it thru and embossing folder called Roses & Frame. Tim Holtz has vidoe out that shows you how to cut a slit in the top of your embossing folder so that you can emboss the bottom part of your tag. I then took out my Tim Holtz distress inks using the following colors; Gathered Twigs, Mowed Lawn and Festived Berries to add color.  You find these inks in Laura's store here; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_248/Tim-Holtz-Distress-Ink-Pads-from-Ranger-Ink.htm  Then I flicked water droplets over the tag so the inks would react. Our sponsor this week for the challenge is QKR and so I chose this rose and printed it out twice. I colored them using my Prismacolor pencils. I then my Versamark ink pad and laid some ink down on the top of the tag and some at the bottom. I took some  Aged Scarlet Embossing Enamel by Stampendous and sprinkled it on top embossing ink and heated from below while it was still warm added the Red Glass Glitter so that it would melt into the embossing powder. I found  this metal 'smile' and this metal rose in my stash that I found at Michael's  which was colored using Tim Holtz alcohol inks.





This week's challenge is: Create a Tag or Have a Tag on your project



How to play: 
Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC41. Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want. 

Deadline:
The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, March 4th so all entries need to be in before then. 

Prize Information:


One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog!

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store Loves Rubberstamps

We also have a very special GUEST SPONSOR this week!



Sponsor QKR Stampede

Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our APRIL GUEST DESIGNER just put GDT behind your name, or leave a comment stating you are interested! 
Guest Designers receive a 20% discount on most all items listed in our store during their term.We will also provide a link to your blog for 1 year!! Only rule is to use current images from stamp companies we carry in the store for your challenge projects and to have fun! We will contact the winner the week of the March 19th with the announcement of the APRILS'S GUEST DESIGNER March 26th.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Design Day

Well I'm back with another Saturday Inspirational post for Loves Rubberstamps. I started off using Chocolate Chip paper for my base which is a 5" X 7" finished card size. I used the newest collection by Authentique called 'Hope' for the rest. Laura does carry Authentique paper and Magenta stamps here in the store; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net  I stamped the Victorian Bunnies by Magenta using black stazon ink on acetate  paper. I let it dry and them mounted onto a piece of double sided adhesive. I then applied warm highlighted glitter to the backside. Then took my Tim Holtz alcohol inks and coloured on top of the glitter. I cut out a square frame using brown paper using Marianne Creatables 'Anja's Square' die. I then cut out a larger frame using the larger frame from the same die using blue paper. I added some blue ribbon along with a bow. I added a sentiment from the sticker collection from the same paper collection. 


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Shelly's Images - TTT Challenge Theme - SEW happy together

Well I'm back with another card to show you, for Shelly's Images new Challenge this week. This week's challenge is to use "Use faux or real stitching on your project".
 I don't sew at all, in fact you are looking at someone who failed 'Home Economics' in the sewing component because my mother sewed all my sewing projects. One of projects was a bag, mine was twice as big as everyone else because I didn't read directions very well. So you know the old saying measure twice cut once... it didn't apply to me. So we given this birdhouse apparently I really have trouble following instructions, this image is called bluebirds.  I made them doves using Stampendous 'Shaved Ice' to colour them and Tiger Orange glitter for the feet. I started off using Chocolate Chip as my base which is a 5" x 7" finished card size. I used Bo Bunny's collection called 'Little Miss' for the rest. I added two layers and then cut out bird cages from the same paper collection called 'Little Miss Maree'. Then I used a green paper  which I ran thru a Stampin'Up Embossing folder called 'Delicate Designs Folders'. I then took out my paper piecing tool along with a mat and poked holes long the scalloped edge. I popped this up using pop up dots. I then took another piece called 'Little Miss Jamayka' and cut it out using just the left hand side of paper as shown. Again added  some faux stitching along the left side & popped it up using pop dots. I cut out a bird cage using Spellbinders 'Bird Sanctuary' using the same green paper and then added some glitter using 'Aqua Marine' Glitter by Sparkle N Sprinkle'. I colored the Bluebirds using my Prismacolor pencils and added some glitter to the flowers using Purple Portion and Black Suede for the hole in the bird house. I added some peach bow and ribbon to the right hand side of the card by May Arts.Pin It Now!
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Whimsy Inspirational Post

I'm back with another inspirational post for Whimsy Stamps. I'm using this really cute image called 'Basket of Bunnies' by Crissy's Armstrong. I started off using Crumb Cake as my base which is a 5"X 7" finished card size. I just bought the new paper collection by Authentique called 'Hope' and thought it would go great with the Bunnies. I added 4 layers before I cut out a frame using Spellbinders 'Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents' using 'Await' & 'Lavish' papers. I coloured the basket of bunnies using Prismacolor pencils and added some Twinkling Clouds by glitter flocking by Sparkle N Sprinkle to the tail of one of the bunnies. I added some Dazzling Rose glitter by Sparkle n Sprinkle to their noses, ears and flower centres. For the basket I used 'Liberty Blue' glitter by In the Making Enterprises. I cut this out using scissors and popped this up using pop up dots. I added some light blue pearls as shown as well as added a light blue  bow and ribbon by May Arts. I took 3 white roses by I AM ROSES and colored them using Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst spray called 'Whale Watch Blue' and added some glitter using 'Waterfall' by Sprinkle N Sparkle. I added a couple a tags and matted them using gold paper from the same collection.                                                                              


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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge - Lots of Layers

I'm back with another card for Loves Rubberstamps card challenge and this week's theme is all about the layers - lots of... Our guest sponsor this week is Birdie Brown. So us Design Team were given a few images to pick from & I chose this image from Birdie Brown called 'Furever Love'. I colored this image using my trusty Prismacolor pencils. I started off using Sage Shadow for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Kaisercraft 'Marigold' Collection for the rest. I added 3 layers before adding 4th layer that I ran it thru a paper crimper which I laid on the bottom of the card. I cut out a square frame using brown paper from the same collection and using the die from Marianne Creatables  called 'Square Frames'. I then cut out another square frame called 'Anja Square' by Marianne Creatables using paper from the collection plus the musical paper is cut from the same die using a smaller frame. I then place the different square frames on top of one another using pop up dots as shown. I laid the image so it lined up at the bottom of the one frame using pop up dots. I then used a sentiment from the stamp set called 'Love Sweet Love' by Flourishes which you can find in Laura's store here; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/item_76/LOVE-SWEET-LOVE-Clear-Stamp-Set-from-Flourishes.htm using black pigment ink and embossed using Pearlustre Emerald EP by Stampendous. I added some Petaloo flowers and some teal ribbon along with a bow by May Arts.



This week's challenge is:

All about the Layers
Show us your Lots of Layers themed projects!

How to play:
Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC39. Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want.

Deadline:
The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, February 25th so all entries need to be in before then.

Prize Information:


One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display ourWinner's Badge on their blog!

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store Loves Rubberstamps

We also have a very special GUEST SPONSOR this week!



Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our APRIL GUEST DESIGNER just put GDT behind your name, or leave a comment stating you are interested! 
Guest Designers receive a 20% discount on most all items listed in our store during their term.We will also provide a link to your blog for 1 year!! Only rule is to use current images from stamp companies we carry in the store for your challenge projects and to have fun! We will contact the winner the week of the March 19th with the announcement of the APRILS'S GUEST DESIGNER March 26th.

** Be sure to ENTER our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just leave us a comment on our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post and you are entered! **
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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Blog Hop Winners From Sparkle N Sprinkle Monochromatic Blog Hop


We hope you enjoyed all the gorgeous creations that our design team
came up with for the Monochromatic theme as much
as they enjoyed creating them for your viewing pleasure.
Our next blog hop is scheduled for March 14-15
and the theme will be
My Favorite Technique
It should be another fun filled hop jam packed
with lots of fabulous ideas…..
Hope you’ll hop along with us again –
stay tuned for more info on that later.
The following hoppers have won prizes!!!
Please contact me  at    brenda@sparklensprinkle.com
I’ll need your name, address, phone contact and prize selection
no later than Sunday, Feb. 24th.
GRAND PRIZE #1
A stamp set of your choice on cling cushion
LINDA GIBB
GRAND PRIZE #2
A Stampette set of your choice on cling cushion
KAREN LADD
1st PLACE – hidden on Cammy’s Blog
Your choice of 2 Velvet Glitters
FRAN TIC
2nd Place – hidden on Keri Brown’s blog
Your choice of 3 small embossing powders
KARENAJO
3rd Place – hidden on Marie Berquist’s blog
Your choice of 3 small glitters
DIANNE POTTER
BONUS PRIZE:
Your choice of any 3 digital images
VERNA ANGERHOFER
Congratulations to all who hopped with us – your kind comments
are always appreciated by the designers.
Hop by us again soon!
Congratulations to all the Winners and a Big Thanks to everyone who commented on my card! You made my day!
Jacqueline





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Loves Rubberstamps - Design Day

























Well I'm back with another inspirational post for Loves Rubberstamps. I decided to keep going with my travels plans this week. Last Saturday I showed you a London background stamp by Justrite, today I will show you the Paris background. You can find some Justrite stamps here in the store; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_309/JustRite-Background-Border-Stamps--Cling.htm  I started off using Chocolate Chip paper for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used 'French Kiss' by Glitz Designs for the rest. I stamped Paris background stamp onto acetate using black Stazon ink and used a brayer to transfer to the acetate. I found the easiest way to stamp on acetate was to lay the stamp set ink side up, place the actetate on top. I then took a brayer and rolled it across the acetate, check by lifting one side up to see if the ink transferred. If it didn't, gently place it down again so it doesn't smear and brayer across it again. Let it dry before going on to the next step.  I then the laid down on top of double sided adhesive and then added Warm Highlighted glitter to the backside. I decided it needed some colour behind the glitter,  I took Tim Holtz alcohol ink using Watermelon colored the glitter to give it a tint of color. Then I took some silver mirrored paper and ran it thru a Tim Holtz embossing folder called 'Postal Set'. Again I took some pinks and browns alcohol inks to colour the mirrored paper. I then used a La-La Land Crafts Eiffel tower die to cut it out.  You can find this die here in Laura' Store http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_395/La-La-Land-Crafts.htm  After laying Eiffel Tower down on the background I added some glue using a glue pen and then added some salmon glitter to it. I added some off white crochet lace and pink/brown satin ribbon by May Arts. I added a sticker from French Kiss collection by Glitz Designs.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Stamping with the Dragon Card Challenge - Anything Goes With a Twist!




















If you are looking for Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop, Click Here; Sparkle N Sprinkle - Feb Blog Hop - Monochromatic


I'm back with another card for Stamping with the Dragon and this week's challenge is to make a card with a Twist. So here is my card, I started off using Chocolate Chip paper as my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Basic Grey collection called 'Senerade' for the rest. I added 2 layers before add 3 banners using different papers from the same collection. I then cut out another layer by using Spellbinders 'Romantic Rectangle'. I cut out out a frame using another Spellbinders die called Label 28 and using brown music paper. I printed the Family Photo using shimmery white paper and colored them using Prismacolor pencils. I added some lace along with a blue/brown dot bow as shown. I also added sentiment 'Family Photo' using stickers from the Basic Grey 'Senerade' collection.

So here is the TWIST to this Challenge, in order to win the prize, you must do the blog hop as well. A bit of extra work, but well worth it for the fantastic prize.
Start at the beginning of the hop which is here;  http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.ie/, jump from blog to blog. On each blog you will find a code. Collect the "Code letters" from each blog to get the "Code word". Leave a comment on each blog with the letters you have collected. Once you have completed the hop, got the full code word, get crafty. Make any project you want and blog as usual.
Just remember not only to link to our challenge blog, but also add the code word very clearly in your blog post. Link up as usual and sit back and hope your the lucky winner.
Don't forget to collect the "Code Word" on every blog, I have the blog list here in case you get lost. My "Code Word" is the LETTER "M"
 Good Luck Everyone!!









Janette, FINISH: http://stampingdragondesigns.blogspot.com/

So do want to know what the prize is for doing this hard work, get this to Co- design and Name your own exclusive digi stamp!! How Cool is that!!!
You get to chose the theme for stamp, let designer Janette know what you would like, and together you will create a magical stamp. You then get to name it and it won't go on sale for a month after you have received it.







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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle - Feb Blog Hop - Monochromatic


 Good Evening! If you're here by way of Shanna Shands perfect. If not, click HERE to get you started at the beginning.
Welcome to the Second SNS blog hop of 2013. The Sparkle Team is so enthusiastic about our 2013 Blog Hops. Each hop will reveal a "theme" rather than just an "image category". This monthly blog hop challenge is Monochromatic. I can tell this was quite hard for me just to stick with one color. But here it is, I used a rolled frame technique using different colors of blue from Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper stash. 


You will find the complete instructions on how this card was made; http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_album.php?set_albumName=Animals-Insects

To give you time to really check out the fabulous creations that our talented Sparkle Team has designed, the hop will run for TWO DAYS Feb 14 -15th!
Plenty of time to get all those comments onto each and every blog to become eligible for our great prizes!!!
Stamp Sets, Glitters (including the new Velvet Glitters), Embossing Powders, Flocking, etc.
To win a prize, leave a comment on each and every blog thru-out the hop.
There are two days to comment - so if you get distracted by life - you can just pick up where you left off.
Three of the prizes are "hidden" on 3 different mystery designer blogs.  Even the designers don't know who has the prizes on their blogs - so don't miss any.
Leaving a heartfelt comment inspires, motivates and brings happiness to each designer!
For those who have hopped with us in the past, the heartfelt sharing you left on our blogs also touched our hearts!
THANK YOU


A reminder that through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents the St. Patricks, Valentine’s/Romance & Easter/Springcategories are on special – 15% off.
Among the specials will also be several coordinating embossing powders and glitters.
To view all our specials just click here.



 Designers covet sincere comments left on their blogs.  They share their artwork and hearts, hoping to inspire others.  Visitors who leave comments, in turn, encourage and inspire the designers.  If you absolutely cannot leave a comment for some reason, please e-mail brenda@sparklensprinkle.com with your comment  the name of the blog or designer you are commenting about.  Happy Hopping!!!
Winners will be announced on this blog on Saturday, Feb. 16th, 2013.
Be sure to check back here on the blog to see if you've won!!!
You MUST contact us if you've won, so you may wish to follow us, or subscribe by e-mail to receive notifications.
Your blog hostesses are:
Sparklingly Excited Hugs,
The Sparkle Team

Next to bring you "into the mono field" is Marie Berquist.
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Challenge 56 - Add Something Metal

Well I'm back with another card for Whimsy Stamps monthly challenge. This month's challenge is to add something Metal! So here is my card, I started off using Chocolate Chip for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Tim Holtz paper stack called 'Vintage Shabby' for the rest. I added three layers before I used a silver mirrored paper and ran it thru an embossing folder (1 of 6 in this collection) called 'Love is in the Air' to stimulate metal sheeting. I then used Tim Holtz alcohol inks in the following colours; Espresso, Watermelon and Currant to color the silver mirrored embossed paper. I then used a Marianne Creatable Die called 'Anja's Large Oval to cut out the frame using the colored mirrored paper.  I printed this fabulous  Raggedy Boy and Raggedy Girl by Kathryn Stamp Art Designs onto shimmery white paper. I coloured them using Prismacolor pencils. I also printed her sentiment as well and then sponged the edges using Chestnut Roan and Rouge Fluid Chalk. I then coloured metal frame using the same alcohol inks. I punched out the sentiment using Decorative Label punch and placed the metal frame over top. I added some pink/brown satin ribbon along with a bow by May Arts.


     We have some new changes this new year.


We have three Prizes for Three winners
Our Prize this week is

AND
Second Winner
Our Final Prize this month Is
A Mystery Rubber Stamp

Don't forget also...As well as a random winner being chosen each challenge one lucky player who has used a Whimsy Stamps image (rubber or digital) will have the opportunity to be a guest designer for a future challenge.If you have used a whimsy Image and would like to be a future guest please add GDT to your name when entering, The guest designer will be able to choose a digi stamp of their choice from the store to create their guest card too!


Remember anyone can enter our challenge and we don't mind you combining with other challenges either! Please Remember No more than 3 entries per challenge and all we ask is that you add a link in your blog post to tell your friends you entered the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge




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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge - All About Love - Love theme

















Guess what, I'm back with another card for Loves Rubberstamps card Challenge. Only 3 days left until Valentine's Day so this weeks theme is all about love! Our guest sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps. We, the  Design Team were allowed  to chose a digital image, and for my card,  I chose the heart basket by Eureka Stamps. So I started off using Early Espresso for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used Carta Bella 'Devoted' for the rest. I added 3 layers before cutting out the hearts using pink & red glitter paper and using the die from Memory Box called 'Heart Ensemble'. I then cut out another heart using a Spellbinders die called 'Classic Scallop Heart' using the 'Words of Love' paper from Devoted collection. I then printed the image onto shimmery white paper and colored the basket using my Prismacolor pencils. I then stamped out the Hyacinth from the set called Hello Hyacinth by Flourishes and stamped the heart box from another Flourishes set called 'Love Sweet Love' using black crafter's ink. You can find these stamp sets here; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_85/2/Flourishes.htm  I colored these using my Prismacolor pencils once again. I then took out my glue pen and added some red, blue, & purple glitter to the roses, lace on the basket and hyacinth. I then cut out the sentiment using Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Stacked Words: Valentines by Tim Holtz using a scrap of paper and then adding some purple glitter to it.

This week's challenge is:

                        All About Love - Love Theme

How to play: 
Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC39. Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want. 

Deadline:
The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, February 18th so all entries need to be in before then. 

Prize Information:
One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog!

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store Loves Rubberstamps

We also have a very special GUEST SPONSOR this week!

 Eureka Stamps

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Whimsy February New Release - Inspirational Post

I'm back with another card for Whimsy Stamps using new February Digital Release by Kathryn Stamp Arts Design called Pretty Petals 2. I printed the flowers onto shimmery white paper & colored this fabulous image using Prismacolor pencils. I also added some brown glass microbeads for the center of the flowers by Martha Stewart. I cut the flowers out using Spellbinders 'Lacey Circles' and then sponge the following colors Teal, Tangerine and Chestnut Roan around the edges. Then I used the colors that correspond with Clearsnap Smooch ink to go over & add bling. I started off using Early Espresso for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Kaisercraft collection called 'Marigold' for the rest. I then cut out a frame which the flowers sit on using brown glitter paper using Joy! Craft Square frame die. I cut out 4 photo corners using another die by Joy! Crafts Lace Corner die using Tangerine Tango paper. I thought it needed some bling so I added some Pumpkin Smooch Ink. I printed the sentiment out onto shimmery white paper and trace the inside of the die around the words. I cut out tag using Spellbinders 'Fancy Tag One' using blue metallic paper. Again I sponged Teal, Tangerine and Chestnut Roan ink around the edges of the sentiment. I added some tangerine and blue/brown dot ribbon thru the tag.


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Another Inspirational post for Sparkle N Sprinkle

Well I'm back with another card for Sparkle N Sprinkle inspirational post using the stamp set called "Birds". You can find the complete instructions here; http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/search.php
You can also find the stamp set here as well in the store; http://sparklensprinkle.com/o/product_info.php?products_id=3635


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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps - Designer Day

Well I'm back with another inspirational post for Loves Rubberstamps. This week I decided to keep on with a travelling theme. This week I'm headed to London which I did get to visit last April for 3 days. Not enough time was spent  in London but we did see some of the major attractions such as; Winston Churchill's War Museum, Buckingham Palace, rode the Eye of London, rode the tube and ate at Hard Rock Cafe. So I started off using black metallic paper for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Basic Grey 'Serenade' for the rest. I added 3 layers before adding a 4th layer which I made myself. I used a simple batik technique by using the JustRite 'London' background stamp using Top Boss a watermark ink,  stamped on a piece of shimmery white paper. I embossed using clear embossing powder and then heat set. I then took the following ink pads; Teal, Yellow Cadmium and Chestnut Roan and randomly sponged in the  various colors making sure the colors were blended. I then took a hot iron to melt the embossing powder off and was left with the result shown. I stamped the telephone booth from the stamp set called 'London Greetings' by Justrite using black memento ink and colored the image by using Prismacolor Pencils. I added some blue/green satin ribbon along with a bow by May Arts and added a London 3D Sticker that I found at Michael's. You can find Justrite stamps and Black Memento ink here in Laura's Store; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/


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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Shelly's Images - "Neutrals & Pop of Color - YOUR CHOICE"


Key to My Heart














Here I'm back with another card for Shelly's images and this week's challenge is to use neutrals and a Pop of color. As you can see I got carried away with my design and added another color. So I'm sitting in the corner so to speak. I started off using bronze metallic paper for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used Kaisercraft collection called 'Marigold' for the rest. I took a paper heart doily and sprayed it using Ranger's Perfect Pearls called 'Kiwi'.  I colored the 2 hearts using my copic markers and for the plain heart I ran it thru a paper crimper. I then colored the locket using Prismacolor pencils. For the sentiment I  punched it out using a scallop punch and sponged on the following Fluid Chalk inks using Tangerine and Lime Pastel. I cut out a tag using Spellbinders 'Fancy Tags Two' using Old Olive paper. I added some crochet lace by May Arts and added various buttons in orange and green by Stampin'Up. I then found a bronze key in my stash and tied a orange satin ribbon by Stampin'Up to add to my card.

I also entered this card here;


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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Stamping Dragons - Love is in the Air!



















Well I'm back with another card for Stamping Dragons and this week's challenge is "Love is in the Air". I started off using Early Espresso for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Basic Grey collection called 'True Love' for the rest. I added 2 layers and then cut out a third layer using Spellbinder's 'Romantic Rectangle'. I then used a  scalloped edge from the sticker collection on both sides of the card. I took a paper heart doily and sprayed it using Ranger's Perfect Pearls Kiwi Spray. I cut out pink heart using Spellbinder's 'Scallop Heart' and then cut out multi hearts using a Memory Box die called 'Hearts Ensemble'. I cut this  out twice, once with red glitter and pink glitter paper. This die cuts out a frame along with pieces that pop out. So then I just replaced the pieces with different colors as shown. I added a sticker from Basic Grey collection. I added some light aqua ribbon by May Arts in the corners as shown. I printed out Ruperts Valentine onto shimmery white paper and colored him using Prismacolor Pencils and you can find the image here in the store:
http://dragonslairdesigns.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=403_405&products_id=957


There is a slight change to the challenge though.
Instead of going live every week, the challenge will now run forthnightly.
It will give everyone a bit more time to join in. This challenge is open till thursday the 14th of Feb, 8pm UK time.

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