Friday, May 31, 2013

Another Inspirational Post for Whimsy Stamps

I'm back with another inspirational post for Whimsy Stamps using another May release by Kathryn Stamp Art Design called 'Lulu'. I started off using Chocolate Chip as my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used Basic Grey collection called 'Out of Print' for the rest. I added 4 layers which I offset the last 3 after placing the first one down. I then sponge Olive Pastel and Rouge Fluid Chalk around the corresponding paper edges. I then cut out the frame using Joy 'Craft Dies - Rectangle Frame' and sponged Rouge Fluid Chalk along the edges. I printed Lulu onto shimmery white paper and colored her using Prismacolor pencils. I then cut out some grass using green glitter paper and Tim Holtz die called 'Tapered Fringe'. I popped the first grass onto the second using pop up dots. I also printed the sentiment that came with Lulu onto shimmery white paper and sponge Olive Pastel and Rouge Fluid Chalk along the edges. I added various  pink ribbons along with a bow all by May Arts.


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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Another Inspirational post for Sparkle N Sprinkle

 Stamp Set 499S - My Anchor I'm back with another inspirational post for Sparkle N Sprinkle using the newest stamp set called 'My Anchor' just in time for Father's Day! I really love the sentiment that I used, it comes with the stamp set and it reminds of how special my relationship with  my dad really is. Last November, my dad had a heart attack, just a minor one but it reminds me everyday how lucky I'm to have my dad still alive; because we have worked together since I finished college! Anyways if you would like how I  maded the card, you can check it out  here: http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Fathers_Day&id=abh

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Another Inspirational post for Whimsy Stamps and Die-Versions

 Here is another card I did for Whimsy Stamps May New Release as well  I used this card for my Guest Designer spot for May at Die-Versions. It uses the image called 'Ahoy' by LiaStampz. I colored him by using my Prismacolor pencils and added some blue, green and red glitter for the waves, sail and flag. I started off using Island Indigo paper for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used 'Secret Admirer' by Kaisercraft for the rest. I added 2 layers before adding a third. For the third layer I took theses amazing dies from Die-Versions called 'Whispers -Sailing by' and adhered them to my third layer. Then I ran it thru an embossing folder by Sizzix called 'Animal   Prints' instead of running the paper thru vertical, I decided to run it thru horizontally to give the illusion of waves. I then sponge over top the raised areas using Teal Vivid ink by Clearsnap to show off my waves. I then took the Sailboat die and used my seldom use Shrinky Dinks using black & white to cut out my boat and shrink it down for embellishments. For the black boats I dusted them with Rangers Perfect Pearls to add some color using green and blue and left the white boat alone. I also added some red glitter to the flags of the sailboats as shown. I added some teal/chartreuse satin ribbon with a bow by May Arts.


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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Stamping with the Dragon - Use a Tag on your project or card

I'm back to show you my card for last week's challenge at Stamping with the Dragon. This week's challenge is to use a tag on your project or  make anything you wish, but the tag must be visible on it. So I decided to do a tag, so I started off using a blank manilla tag and I cut out a second tag using Tim Holtz 'Tag & Bookplates' using paper from the collection called 'Tattered Time stack by DCWV. I ran it thru a Tim Holtz embossing folder called 'Diamond Plate & Riveted Metal Set'. I sponged Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk over the raised areas. I then used brown glossy gear paper and cut it out using Tim Holtz 'Gadget Gears'. I popped the gears up by using pop up dots. I then used the Vintage Garden Clock and you can find it here in the store; http://dragonslairdesigns.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=403_414&products_id=1409

I printed the image onto a piece of acetate and coloured the image on the backside using metallic sharpies. I added some embossing ink by Ranger on 2 different areas of my tag to add some bling. I then added some aged gold & aged silver embossing powder which I heat set. Then added some bronze mica and gold halo glitter all by Stampendous. I added some light brown/dark brown satin ribbon by May Arts.


And that is it from us for this time. Now its your turn. Time to get crafting, and once your TAG creations are ready, dont forget to come back and link up to our challenge. The prize for the winner is a £5 voucher to the


If you want to know more about the products the DT has been working with, visit us on on our sister blog, The Dragons Den.. 

Oh and dont forget to come and join our little family over on Facebook.
We have started a group, just for Stamping Dragon fans. We have loads of fun things going on. We have card swaps, fun challenges, games ect ect... So do come and join us..
Best of luck.
Janette & the DT
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge - Use Bows on your Card

It's Tuesday once again and I'm back with another card for Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge. This week's challenge is to use bows on your cards or projects! So I started off using Crumb Cake for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used a Collection called 'Cherish' by Authentique for the rest. I added two layers and then cut out the third layer by using just the corner with the flowers on it which I then popped it up using pop up dots. I then cut out a frame using a Marianne Creatable die called 'Anja's Large Oval' using 'Cherish One' by Authentique. You can find  Authentique paper collections here in the store; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_315/Authentique.htm
Our Design Team were given some new images by Kenny K, so I chose Texting Girl and printed her onto shimmery white paper. I colored her using Prismacolor pencils and added some pink glitter onto her pendant and her belt. I then popped her up using pop up dots onto the frame. I stamped the sentiment using Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 by Whimsy using black pigment ink and emboss using clear embossing powder. I then added some color using Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals using the following colors Cotton Candy Pink and Sea Mint Green. I cut it out using scissors and added 2 candy brads called 'Love Parade- Candy Floss' which you can find here in the store; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_330/Candi-Dots-Embellishments-.htm
I added some pink organza ribbon along with a bow!

This week's challenge is:   Bows
                                            

Create a project that  has
a BOW on your project...could be a ribbon bow, a paper bow, bow ties, bow & arrow, bows on a kite string - be creative
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 LRSBC54. 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, June 3rd so all entries need to be in before then. 

Prize Information:

One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator! They will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog and they will also win the Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher as well as any prizes being offered by Guest Sponsors that week.

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

The Design Team members will also each choose their favorite card from this challenge and the winner's will be able to proudly display a special blog badge on their blog. The Design Team favorite's from Challenge 53 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 55. ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our  JULY 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 June 18th with the announcement of the JULY'S GUEST DESIGNER June 25th.

** Be sure to Play Along in our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just hop along with our Design Team in a Mini Blog Hop for the chance to win the hidden prize! Start the hop here on ourSensational Sunday Inspirations post **
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Inspirational card for my Guest Designer Spot with Die-Versions for the month of May

Yeah! I'm showing off another card that I made for Die-Versions using again the XOXO Express Edges that I received for being a guest designer (Dynamo) for the month of  May. I started off using black metallic paper for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Bo Bunny's collection called 'Serenade' for the rest. I stamped the seed package from the set called 'Seed of Summer' by JustRite using black crafter's ink onto shimmery white paper and emboss using clear embossing powder. I also stamped the 'Top Quality' from the same stamp set on the seed package using black crafters ink and emboss using Pines Green embossing powder. I stamped 'Plants & Seeds using black crafter's ink and applied clear embossing powder, which lies underneath Top Quality sentiment. Again I stamped 'Seeds of Friendship' using black crafter's ink and emboss using burgundy embossing powder which is on the bottom of the seed package.  I then took out my Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals using the following colors; Yellow Rose of Texas, Peony Scarlet Red and Lucky Shamrock Green to add some colours to the seed package. I then took the Poppies from a different stamp set called 'Botanical Medallions & Banners by JustRite to coincide with the Poppy paper that I used from Bo Bunny. Again stamped this using black crafter's ink onto shimmery white paper and colored them using Prismacolor pencils. I then added another Die-Versions die called Whispers- Big Butterfly to the left of the seed package cutting out using red metallic paper. I then added some double sided adhesive sheet to the butterfly so I could added some glitter to the butterfly wings using some transparent Ultra Fine glitter called 'Salmon'. I wasn't really happy with the red butterfly so I decide to add some black glitter to the body of the butterfly so it would show up more, which then lead to adding light green and dark green glitter to the leaves of the plant which the butterfly sits. I then added a bow using some gold metallic ribbon and then  cut out the new May release 'XOXO' using gold glitter paper.



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Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge 53 - Anything but a card

 First off I would like to offer my thoughts and prayers of those victims of the Moore, Oklahoma  tornado victims.  The news is horrific and I can't imagine what these poor folks are going through and will be going through in the days to come. We are sponsored by Saturated Canary this week!!!  We'd like to thank them for providing our design team with some fabulous images!

I'm really sorry with this post being late, I forgot that yesterday was Monday and my only excuse is we had a long weekend here in Canada. Anyways my challenge card is a tag. I started off using a manilla tag that I used added some Rub Ons Remnants by Tim Holtz called 'Words' and then used Tim Holtz Distress Stains that I swiped on my craft mat and drag my tag thru. I used  Peacock Feathers, Seedles Preserves and Dusty Concord. I then overstamped using Tim Holtz distress stain called Salty Ocean uisng his stamp called chicken wire from the set called 'Mixed Media'.  For my image I chose 'Whispy' from Saturated Canary and colored her using my Prismacolor pencils. I then use Ranger's Embossing ink Dauber to add some embossing ink in a couple of places so I could add some Stampendous Frantage Embossing Kit using Shabby Blue for my base which I heat set underneath and then added in some Royal Purple Glitter and some blue glitter by Melissa Frances to add some bling on my tag. I added some purple and blue ribbon by May Arts to complete my card.



This week's challenge is:

                                                     Anything But A Card!

Create a project that you are working on that involves stamps - 
You might have to put your thinking caps on for this one. It can be a treat box, a journal, a tag, etc.   

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 LRSBC53. 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, May 27th so all entries need to be in before then. 

Prize Information:

One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator! They will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog and they will also win the Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher as well as any prizes being offered by Guest Sponsors that week.

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
Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our  JULY 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 June 18th with the announcement of the JULY'S GUEST DESIGNER June 25th.

** Be sure to Play Along in our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just hop along with our Design Team in a Mini Blog Hop for the chance to win the hidden prize! Start the hop here on ourSensational Sunday Inspirations post **

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Inspirational Post for Sparkle N Sprinkle

We having a long weekend here in Canada, I have been out in my yard working and planting perennials. Yesterday I was planting up a storm and manage to plant my Mom's pots, help my sister with her pots and get my own done. So here is my card an early Father's Day card for someone special like my Dad. I used 'Wild Cats' by Rosiland Solomon for Sparkle N Sprinkle and you can find the complete instructions here; http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_album.php?set_albumName=Animals-Insects


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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Shelly's Images Card Challenge - Anything Goes!






















I'm back with another card for Shelly's Images and this week's theme is Anything Goes! We were allowed to choose any image in the store as well.
You can find this image here; http://www.shellysimages.com/DigiShop/index.php?id_product=95&controller=product I chose the Pansies to colour and to show off. I started off using Bronze metallic paper for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Prima Marketing 'Nature Garden Collection 'Blackthorn' for the rest. I added 2 layers before cutting out the 3rd layer using a Spellbinders die called 'Label 28'. I sponged either Wisteria or Olive Pastel Fluid Chalk along the edges of each layer. I then used another piece of paper that I cut out with another Spellbinders die 'Label 29' again sponged the edges using Wisteria Fluid Chalk. I printed the image onto shimmery paper and coloured it using Prismacolor pencils. I then cut out the flourishes using Tim Holtz die called 'Elegant Flourishes' using purple glitter paper. I added some crochet lace and some purple two-tone satin ribbon along with a bow all by May Arts. I added some rhinestone flourishes by Recollections as well as some purple flowers by Prima Marketing. I added some glitter to the purple flowers using a glue pen and Fairy glitter by Donna Salazar called 'Mixed Berries'. I added a purple resin embellishment by Websters Pages.

Challenge Rules:
1. Link directly to your blog post entry,NOT your entire blog.
2. Shelly's Images are NOT required (but we'd LOVE to see them).
3. New projects ONLY ... NO back linking.
4. Your entry must follow the theme.  For this challenge enter any KID themed project.
5. Only FIVE entries per challenge PLEASE. Any additional entries will be deleted in an effort to keep our challenge fair for all participants.
6. Challenge entry ends at 12:00 Noon (CST) on June 5th, 2013.
7. Please turn word verification off at your blog if you would enjoy a comment from us. It is just too time consuming to type in word verification at each challenge entry. Thank you for understanding.
8.  In your blog post be sure to provide a link to Shelly's Images Blog and list that you are entering our challenge.

Have fun with this challenge and we hope that you are inspired by our wonderful Design Team and will come and join us!


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Stamping with the Dragon Card Challenge - Flowers for Mom


It's my turn to show off my card for last week's challenge - Flowers for Mom that started last week for Stamping with the Dragon. I started off using Rich Razzleberry for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used Basic Grey's collection called 'Green at Heart' for the rest. I used the Fairy in Floral frame and you can find it here in the Stamping with the Dragon store here; http://dragonslairdesigns.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=403_406&products_id=1462  I colored here using my Prismacolor pencils. I used a glue pen and Stampendous 'Shaved Ice to add some dimension to her wings. I added 3 layers and the fourth layer I cut it out using a Sizzix die called 'Frame, Iron Gate' using orange paper from the same fabulous collection. I added some flower border stickers on both sides of the frame that I just cut out from the same collection as well as the sentiment came from this sticker collection. I cut out a octagon  frame using purple metallic paper and cut it out using a Spellbinders 'Large Octagons' die. I added some Felt Fusion flowers by Stampin' Up.

Now its your turn! Time to get crafting, and once your FLOWER creations are ready, don't forget to come back and link up to our challenge. The prize for the winner is a £5 voucher to the 


Oh and don't forget to come and join our little family over on Facebook.
We have started a group, just for Stamping Dragon fans. We have loads of fun things going on. We have card swaps, fun challenges, games etc... So do come and join us..
Best of luck.
Janette & the DT




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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge - May Flowers

Well I'm back with another card for this week's challenge at Loves Rubberstamps and this theme for this challenge is May Flowers. I started off using Early Espresso for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Butterfly Garden collection by Pink Paislee. I added 3 layers before cutting the fourth layer which I popped up using foam tape. We were also given 3 digital images to work with from this week's sponsor who is Birdie Brown. I colored Fairy using my Prismacolor pencils and added some glitter by Sparkle N Sprinkle on the leaves, flowers, butterfly and on her shirt. I stamped the sentiment from the JustRite newest stamp set called 'Poppies' using black pigment and embossed using clear embossing powder using paper from the collection. You can find some JustRite Stamps sets here: http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_307/JustRite-Papercraft.htm I added some cream ruffle ribbon along with a green/gold ribbon along with a bow by May Arts.


This week's challenge is:
                                        May Flowers!

Create a project that you are working on that involves Flowers whether it's stamps or diecuts of Flowers

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 LRSBC52. 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, May 20th so all entries need to be in before then. 

Prize Information:

One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator! They will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog and they will also win the Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher as well as any prizes being offered by Guest Sponsors that week.

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

This weeks sponsor is the Birdie Brown


The Design Team members will also each choose their favorite card from this challenge and the winner's will be able to proudly display a special blog badge on their blog. The Design Team favorite's from Challenge 51 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 53. ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our JUNE 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 May 21st with the announcement of the JUNE'S GUEST DESIGNER May 28th.

** Be sure to Play Along in our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just hop along with our Design Team in a Mini Blog Hop for the chance to win the hidden prize! Start the hop here on ourSensational Sunday Inspirations post **

WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON MAY 14TH!!


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Monday, May 13, 2013

Another Inspirational Post for Whimsy

Here is another inspiration post for Whimsy Stamps using Dana's Digis called 'Stargazer Lily'. I love this flower for its fragrant smell as well as its vibrant colour. So I started off using Basic Grey as my base which is 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Bo Bunny collection called 'Isabella' for the rest. I added another piece of grey damask paper and then use 'Isabella' and just cut out the corner with flowers so that I can pop it up. I used another piece of shimmer sheetz 'Pink Iris'  by Elizabeth Crafts and used a  Spellbinders die 'Elegant Labels 4' to cut it out. I then ran the label thru a Craft Concepts Embossing Folder called 'Diamond Shadows' from the 5th Ave Glam Collection. I then added some Timber Brown and Fushia Pink Stazon ink to the embossed areas. I colored the Stargazer Lily using my Prismacolor Pencils and popped it up onto the embossed Label using foam tape. I added a sentiment from the Chipboard from the same collection and added some  pink/blue ribbon along with a bow by May Arts.


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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day! Inspirational post for Whimsy Stamps

Happy Mother's Day to all the fabulous Moms and I hope all Moms have an awesome day.  I'm back with another inspirational post for Whimsy stamps and this week I'm using Crissy Armstrong's Butterfly Flourish 2 and I used my Prismacolor pencils to colour it. I added some Midnight transparent glitter for the antennas. I started off using Elegant Eggplant for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used various of blue and purple papers that I had in my stash. The last blue paper I ran it thru a Darice Embossing folder called 'Butterflies in Corner'. I sponged some teal and wisteria ink to show off the embossed areas. I then cut out an oval using Spellbinders die called 'Lacey Ovals' using Elizabeth Crafts Shimmer Sheetz called 'Blue Iris'. I then got out my Tim Holtz alcohol inks using Pool and Eggplant to colour the shimmer sheetz. I used a Stampin' Up punch called 'Elegant Butterfly' to cut out some smaller butterflies using Blue and Black Iris Shimmer Sheetz and again colored them using Alcohol inks. The bigger butterfly was embossed on the shimmer sheetz using a Cuttlebug embossing folder called 12" Butterfly. Again used Alcohol inks to add some colour. I added some light blue rhinestones down the middle for each butterfly. I added some teal /green satin ribbon by May Arts.


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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle May Blog Hop - At the Beach


Good Evening! If you're here by way of Brigita Skopas http://gitascreations.blogspot.com perfect. If not, click HERE to get you started at the beginning.
Welcome to the  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 At the Beach. So here is my rather large card which is 8" square card. I found this really neat product that looks and feels like sand. I then embodied the sea shells which some of them have Super Thick clear embossing powder on them as well.

 


I hope you enjoyed my large 8" square card and you can find the complete instructions here:http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_album.php?set_albumName=People

Please keep on hopping over to Dawn Bennett http://dipndotscreations.blogspot.com
Sparkle N Sprinkle's May's specials can be found HERE.

Every month Sparkle N Sprinkle has a Creative Challenge. Please join us for all the fun. And there are prizes to be won!


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 May 9th - 10th!
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
 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, May 11th, 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.



Here’s the rotation:
 Marie Berquist    http://craftemarie.blogspot.c om
Keri Brown        http://gotstamps.blogspot.com

 Cammy Vietzke    www.stampingtime.blogspot.com
 Brigita Skopas    http://gitascreations.blogspot.com
 Jackie Smith    www.stamping4you.blogspot.com
 Anne Temple     www.annemade-anne.blogspot.com
 Shona Erlenborn     http://shonasstampingstage.blogspot.com
 Brenda Smalle     www.rubberroomantics.blogspot.com

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes!

Well I'm back with another card for Loves Rubberstamps and this week's challenge is Anything Goes! So here is my card I started off using Gold metallic paper for my base which is a
 5" x 7" finished card size. I used Bo Bunny's 'Serenade' paper for the rest. I added 2 layers before using black for my third layer which I cut out using a new Sizzix die that I just bought called 'Iron Gate Frame'. I then stamped the Poppy 3 times from the JustRite set called 'Botanical Medallions and Banners using black crafter's ink onto shimmery white paper and colored them using Prismacolor pencils. You can find JustRite Stamps in Laura's store here; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_307/JustRite-Papercraft.htm I then stamped the frame using black crafter's ink onto shimmery white paper and then emboss it using gold  EP. I then used Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals called Peony Scarlet Red to colour the frame and coloured the inside of the frame using Lucky Shamrock Green. I cut out the inside of the frame so that the black shows off the red poppies. I also cut out poppy from the paper called 'Serenade' and popped it up using pop up dots on the left hand corner and added another poppy on the right side. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using black crafter's ink onto yellow paper and emboss using clear EP. I added a gold bow by May Arts.


This week's challenge is:

                       Anything Goes


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 LRSBC51. 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, May 13th so all entries need to be in before then. 

Prize Information:

One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator! They will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog and they will also win the Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher as well as any prizes being offered by Guest Sponsors that week.

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 is The Cutting Cafe

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Monday, May 6, 2013

My first post for Guest Designer for Die-Versons and IT'S Release Night

This has been under wraps for awhile but I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Die-Versions for the month of May. Guess what! it's Release night for May and we are calling it "Trains, Planes and Automoblies." I was given 3 dies to play with and one of my dies was the cute little sailboat. So here is my card using the sailboat, I started out using Early Espresso for my base which is 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper for the rest. I added 2 layers; a brown anchor paper and blue metallic paper. I then took red metallic paper and ran it thru an embossing folder called 'Square Lattice' along with a piece of blue metallic for the third layer. I added some Cherry Cobbler twine to blue embossed paper before attaching onto the red metallic paper.  I then used the stamp set that coordinates with the paper line to add some detail. I took the ledger stamp using Cherry Cobbler ink and stamped onto shimmery white paper. I then took my aqua painter because it was a dye base ink, it bled so it soften the Cherry Cobbler lines and added some blue using Night of Navy reinker to the mix. Again I took the ledger stamps using Early Espress and stamp 3 times onto shimmery white paper using 2 & 3 value. I then used sail boat stamp, to stamp a darker image onto the ledger paper. I then used my aqua painter to bleed the ink out and added some red, blue and brown ink to color the paper. I cut this out using scallop  punch. I added some blue and red ink along edges. I then used the Bon Voyage die from Die-Versions which you can find in the store here; https://www.die-versions.com/Sweet-Spots--Bon-Voyage_p_332.html using red metallic paper which I laid over top of my sail boat. I added a charm that I made using Bronze Utee and used the anchor stamp to stamp into the Utee. I hung it using Tim Holtz jump rings as shown. I cut out the sail boat by Die Versions from the new May release which you will find it here; https://www.die-versions.com/Whispers--Sailing-By_p_384.html using the brown achor paper. I then added another new die that is being release today called "XOXO" Express Edge which you will also find here; https://www.die-versions.com/Express-Edges--XOXO-Edge_p_373.html
We unveil our dies on the first Monday of the month.


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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Shelly's Images - TTT Challenge Theme - School's Out for SUMMER - Kid Theme Challenge

 Well I'm back with another card for Shelly's Images and this was a first for me to be asked to do a Tuesday Tutorial for Shelly's Images. I saw this done by Els from Elizabeth Crafts where she uses her peel- offs, adds Sookwang tape, Warm Highlight Glitter and Copic Markers to colour her image. So I decided to see if this would work with a digital image that was printed onto acetate using the same method; Sookwang tape, Warm Highlight Glitter and Copic Markers which you can find the tutorial here; http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.ca/2013/04/tutorial-tuesday-coloring-glitter-using.html
So here is how I made my card using Crumb Cake for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Little Yellow Bicycle collection called 'Zach's Life' for the rest. I added 3 layers offsetting each layer. I then cut out a frame using  orange/grey paper and cut it out using a Spellbinders die called 'Lacey Tiers' that was part of the Becca Feeken 'February Kit' by Amazing Paper Grace. I cut the circle overlay using the die that came with the kit using blue paper from the same collection. I added a orange circle chipboard piece from the collection and then laid the boy with the bat on top using pop up dots. I added orange rhinestones on 3 corners of the frame and added various stickers that relate to baseball that I had in my stash.  I really hope you like the tutorial and will try it out! 
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle - May Color Challenge



Color Challenge
Color swatch courtesy of Design Seeds®
http://design-seeds.com/index.php/home/entry/warm-escape


Well I'm back with another monthly challenge over at Sparkle N Sprinkle and this month is a colour sketch provided by Design Seeds colour swatch. For my card I used the following stamp sets; 'My Rose Garden' and 'Music' Background.

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Stamping with the Dragon - "Spring has sprung, Pastels"

It's my day to show you my card that I made for  Stamping with the Dragon and last week's  theme is 'Spring has sprung - Pastels'. I started off using Going Gray paper for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Bo Bunny's collection called 'Prairie Chic Garden' for the rest. I added 3 layers and then cut out a sign using a Sizzix die called 'Ornate Hanging Frame' using pink paper from same collection.
I printed the image 'Spring lamb' which you can find it here in the store; http://dragonslairdesigns.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=403_416&products_id=1893 onto shimmery white paper and colour her using Prismacolor pencils. I then used a glue pen to added Twinkling Clouds flocking with a touch of glitter which is exclusive to Sparkle N Sprinkle to the lamb to add fluffiness. I then used a fence that was in my stash from another project. I added a flower from the Chantilly- Mixed Blooms - lilac /purple from Petaloo Flowers. I added pink/blue ribbon by May Arts along with a bow

















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