Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Another Inspirational Post for Sparkle N Sprinkle



Stamp Set 467 - Nature
Here is another card that I did for Sparkle N Sprinkle using the Stamps Set called 'Nature'. You can find the complete instructions here, http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Animals-Insects&id=bckPin It Now!
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps - Tall & Skinny












Well I'm back with another card for Loves Rubberstamps and this week's theme is Tall & Skinny. So I decided to make a "present" card for this challenge. I started off using 12"x 12" Early Espresso card which I cut down to 4"x 9" finished card size. I used Bo Bunny collection called 'Believe' for the rest. After putting 3 layers down, I added a light green/white bow using Maruyama Ribbon by Magenta and then laid red glitter tape on top of the Maruyama for the ribbon on my present. I then stamped a tag by Whimsy Stamps called 'Vintage Holiday Gift Tags' using  black memento ink onto shimmery white paper and coloured it using Prismacolor pencils. You can find Whimsy Stamps in the store here; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_146/Raindrop-Echo-Designs-Sentiments-Collection.htm
I then decided to add some bling to the tag by using glitter and used metallic thread to tie it to the bow. So I added a Santa hat using Flourishes Stamp set called 'Dear Santa' which again colored using Prismacolor pencils. You can find Flourishes Stamps in the store here; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/item_1330/DEAR-SANTA-Clear-Stamp-Set-from-Flourishes.htm
I added some glitter and flocking to the hat. I then stamped the sentiment from the same Flourishes Stamp set using black crafter's ink and emboss using gold embossing powder.


WE ARE HAVING A DESIGN TEAM CALL FOR OUR SEPTEMBER 1st - DECEMBER 31st SESSION! Design Team members create 2 projects a week - one for our challenge & one for our Sensational Sunday Blog Hop...in exchange you get a 30% discount when you shop at our store during your term! VISIT THIS POST FOR ALL THE DETAILS! We hope you will apply!

We are also starting the hunt for our SEPTEMBER GUEST DESIGNER! If you are interested in trying out just place GDT behind your entry :) 


This week's challenge is:

                      Tall & Skinny!     

We would like you to make a Card that fits in a Standard Business Size Envelope - card will Measure - 4"x9".

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 LRSBC63. 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, Aug 5th 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 SPONSORS this week!
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

An inspirational Post for Whimsy Stamps



I'm back with another card for Whimsy Stamps. I used   
Grandmas Garden 1 by Moon Cookie Gallery and coloured the flowers using Prismacolor pencils. I then decided some of the flowers need some bling so added some glitter here & there. I started off using Primrose Petals for the base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used Basic Grey collection called 'Green at Heart' for the rest. I added 3 layers before running the 4th layer thru a Anna Griffin folder called 'Poppy'. I then used a new product that I just discovered called 'Inka Gold Metallic Rub - Copper' by Viva Decor to go over the raised areas. I then went over with Blackbird Fluid Chalk along the edges. I also used a new die from Marianne Designs Creatables dies called 'Petra's Bridge' using green paper from the same paper collection. Again I used some new product called '3-D Stamp Paint by Viva Decor to deepen the colour and to add some metallic finish. I went over it with Olive Vivid dye ink to darken the edges. I used the sentiment by Whimsy Stamps and punch it out using Stampin' Up ticket duo punch. I then punch out another mat using the EK Success Journalling punch using orange glitter paper. I added some lace, pink glitter tape and then laid Regal Rose Grosgrain ribbon along with a bow on top.Pin It Now!
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Unity Stamp Company is having a Creative/Color Contest


 

Unity Stamp Company is having A CREATIVE/Coloring Contest for your chance to be a GUEST DESIGN TEAM Member {potentially permanent DT MEMBER} at Unity and win $100 worth of UNITY STAMPS! So of course I had to enter right.... Angela provided anyone the use of a free digital image, so here is my Easel card using 3 different Spellbinders dies along with a new Joy! Craft dies called 'Butterfly Edge'. I also used some Sprinkle N Sparkle glitter as well as using Kaisercraft Paper collection called 'Enchanted Garden' for my papers. I made the base using Bo Bunny's Double Dot collection called 'Island Mist'.



Here is a close up of the digital image which I colored with Prismacolor pencils and then used some glitters from Sparkle N Sprinkle on the flowers and leaves. I also used a holo iridescent glitter liner by Viva Decor to outline the netting and then sprinkle in some Moonrise Tinsel Glitter.
Here is a close up of the sticker for my sentiment that I used from Kaisercraft collection called 'Enchanted Garden'Pin It Now!
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Inspirational Post for Sparkle N Sprinkle

































Well I have another card to show you using the set called 'Butterflies' from Sparkle N Sprinkle and you can find the complete instructions here; http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Animals-Insects&id=bcj


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge - How Charming!
















WE ARE HAVING A DESIGN TEAM CALL FOR OUR SEPTEMBER 1st - DECEMBER 31st SESSION! VISIT  THIS POST FOR DETAILS!
Well I'm back with another card for Loves Rubberstamps and this week's theme is 'How Charming'. So our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter and we were given the choice of 3 images and I chose Summer Holiday. I colored her using Prismacolor pencils and added some glitter to her hat and her drink. I started off using Early Espresso paper for my base which is 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used Graphic 45 Travelogue for the rest. I add 1 layer before cutting out a frame using another piece of paper. I then used the cut out portion of the frame to cut a inside frame using 2 different papers to give the illusion of water and sand. I cut out some paper fish using a paper called 'Oceania'. I then added some Viva Decor White Stone Effect Paste to give the appearance of sand. I then sprinkled some Donna Salazar's Fairy Dust 'Pralines & Cream' to the paste to add some bling. I then place her on the corner using pop dots. I added some chipboard from the same collection along with some blue ribbon. I added the charm 'Memories' to the right hand side.



This week's challenge is:

                      How Charming!!!



We want to see a Card or a Project that has a charm on it somewhere! 

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 LRSBC62. . 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, July 29th 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!


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Monday, July 22, 2013

Inspirational Post for Whimsy Stamps





















Here is another inspirational card for Whimsy Stamps and I used  Floppy Hatted Pig by Crissy Armstrong which you can find it here in the store; http://www.whimsystamps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_14&products_id=2619
I started off using Night of Navy paper as my base which was a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Kaisercraft collection called 'The Lake House' for the rest. I added 4 layers and the cut out a 5th layer using a Sizzix die called 'Frame, Ornate Oval'. Then I cut out 2 corners using the 12"x 12" Die Cut -Break using the roses on the corners. I printed the Floppy Hatted Pig onto shimmery white paper and colour the pig using Prismacolor pencils. I added some glitter to her hat and the flowers to add some bling. I added some pink ribbon along with another sentiment from Whimsy Stamps which you can find here in the store; http://www.whimsystamps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_15&products_id=1091 I sponged on some Blue Iris Fluid Chalk and Soft Pink Vivid inks along the edges.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Stamping Dragons - On the Beach

  Well I'm back with another card for Stamping Dragons and this week's theme is On the Beach. I chose this image called 'Just Chillin' and you can find it here in the store; http://dragonslairdesigns.com/shop/index.phpmain_page=product_info&cPath=403_413&products_id=1242
I started off using dark blue metallic paper as my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Christine Adolph collection called 'Oceanside' by Creative Imaginations for the rest. I added 2 layers and for the 3 layer I used a combination of blue paper for the beach and brown paper for the sand. So I colored the image using my Prismacolor pencils. I then use a product from Viva Decor called ' White Stone Effect Paste' for the look of a sandy beach. I then sprinkled some Donna Salazar's 'Fairy Dust Glitter - Pralines & Cream' on top of the paste before it dries to add some sparkle. I then cut out some shells from a paper called 'Seashore' and used embossing ink and sprinkle the following colors; Aged Ivory and Shabby Blue embossing enamels by Stampendous to add some interest. I then add a chipboard sentiment from the same paper collection.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge - Christmas in July

 Well I'm back with another card for Loves Rubberstamps and this week's challenge is Christmas in July. Our sponsor this week is QKR Stampede and we were allowed to pick an digital image which I picked 'Santa's List'. I coloured Santa using my Prismacolor pencil except for his list which I used some Distress reinkers which you can find in the store here; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_250/Tim-Holtz-Distress-Ink-Reinkers-from-Ranger-Ink.htm to age the paper. I then added  some Twinkling Clouds Glitter Flocking on his beard, his eyebrows and his hair which I also added some Moonrise Glitter Tinsel on the ruffles on his suit. For my card, I started off using Chocolate Chip for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used My Mind's Eye collection called 'Holly Jolly' for the rest. I added 4 layers and then cut out a border using the latest die from Memory Box Collection called 'Gabriella Border'. I added some brushable glue to the various parts of the die which I then added some green and red glitter. I then stamped the sentiment from Flourishes called 'Dear Santa' which you can find it here in the store; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/item_1330/DEAR-SANTA-Clear-Stamp-Set-from-Flourishes.htm
Again I colored the sentiment using Tim Holtz distress reinkers and cut them out individually to place on the Christmas list. I then added some Top Boss reinker along with some Age Hunter Embossing Enamel, heat set, while it was still hot added some Fresh Green & Green Crushed Glass Glitter all Fran-tage' Elements by Stampendous in the left hand corner. I added a Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding bow on top of the ornament on the paper.

This week's challenge is:

                   Christmas in July
     
We want you to make a card, project or whatever to get a head start on your Christmas Cards!

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 LRSBC61. 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, July 22nd 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  very special GUEST SPONSOR this week!




Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our  AUGUST 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 July 23rd!

** 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 **Pin It Now!
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Monday, July 15, 2013

An Inspirational Post for Whimsy Stamps














I'm back with another inspirational post for Whimsy Stamps. I recently went little wild shopping spree with all the new Karen Burniston pop up dies that just recently showed up in Canada. Karen recently came out with a video showing how to use the  Label Window Pop 'n Cuts Insert and how to make the card wider than 5 1/2" using the 658378 Pop 'n Cuts Square Base w/Decorative Edge 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tGKFaM6n-dU
I decided to see if you could do it with the other base using 657802 Pop 'n Cuts A2 Base w/Circle Label (SB). I followed Karen's directions and came up with this version. I started off using Island Mist Double Dot paper from Bo Bunny which this card is now 4 1/4" X 6 3/4" finished size. I then used Kaisercraft collection called 'Enchanted Garden' for the rest. So using the Label Window Pop 'N Cuts Insert using the 'Scrapbook Paper Charm' paper, I cut out the label as per Karen's instruction and then adhered it to the base. Then I started adding layers to my card,  cutting out a strip of paper using the 'Glitter Specialty Fairies' using the Bigz Edge & Scroll die by Sizzix which  fits under the label on the left hand side. I then tried to cut out 2 more layers (not a great job) using the same paper collection because I like layers on my card, (Karen I need a die that will do this for me). I then used paper called 'Scrapbook Paper Rapture' which I cut out the Fairy Princess sentiment which was cut out using Postage Scissors. I used the digital image by Kathryn Stamp Art Designs called 'Jem' and colored her using Prismacolor pencils and added some glitter to flower in her hair and her shoes. I added some Moonrise Glitter Tinsel by Sparkle N Sprinkle to her wings. I also added some glitter tape and pink ribbon as shown. I then added another label by cutting it out using the Sizzix die called Butterflies & Label using green paper from the same collection. I then used the sentiment from Gratitude Sentiments and placed it on the Ticketed Oval Vines Blank all by Whimsy Stamps. I then colored it using some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals using a pink & green. I cut out 2 butterflies from the paper called 'Glitter Specialty Fly'.













Here is a picture of the inside where I just added more papers from the same collection and a sticker from the sticker sheet. I also cut out another butterfly and placed him on the second label.
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Friday, July 12, 2013

Flourishes - It’s Sketchy – July Release Challenge!

   If you are looking for Sparkle N Sprinkle Release hop CLICK HERE:  http://stamping4you.blogspot.ca/2013/07/sparkle-n-sprinkle-blog-hop-girly-girls.html
Flourishes is ushering in a brand new release of great stamps!  So that means a great new challenge we’re inviting you to join us in!  This month it’s a fun sketch to get your creativity jump-started. One of my favourite companies because of their detailed stamps which I adore.
July13SketchChallenge+copy So here is my card, I started out using Chocolate Chip for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used Graphic 45 Collection called 'A Ladies Diary' for the rest. I added 2 layers before making a frame by cutting out the 3rd and 4th layer using Spellbinder's die called 'Timeless Rectangle'. I stamped the Magnolia from the Flourishes Set Called 'Magnolia' using black crafter's ink onto shimmery white paper. I colored the Magnolia using my Prismacolor pencils and added some pink and green glitter. I added some taupe lace from the Flourishes store and use some vintage lace that I got from my Mom. I also added a bow using some ribbon by May Arts and used a Prima flower. I used a sentiment from Graphic 45 collection called 'Secret Garden'.Pin It Now!
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop - Girly Girls & Macho Men





















Good Evening! If you're here by way of Shona Erlenborn 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 . So here is my card using the stamp set called 'Hats Ladies sm' 
I found this tutorial  http://selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.ca/2012/12/graphic-45-bird-song-card-and-tutorial.html and I decided to base my card on it.
Stamp Set 174-Hat Ladies-sm
I hope you enjoyed my  card and you can find the complete instructions here;  http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_photo.php?set_albumName=People&id=anphere:http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_album.php?set_albumName=People
















Here is a picture of the inside of the card.
Please keep on hopping over to Marie Berquist to see what she has in store for you!!

After giving the Design Team the month of June off with no blog hop, they’re back with another fun-filled theme and lots of fabulous creations for you.
It was great fun making these cards with YOU in mind! To give you time to really check out the fabulous creations that our talented Sparkle Team has designed and to see what their favorite techniques are, the hop will run for TWO DAYS!
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.
and check out the brand spanking new Marbled Embossing Powders!!!
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
We love how you share your thoughts and leave tidbits about your lives on our blogs.
HOW TO LEAVE A COMMENT:   Are you new to blog hops???  To find the comments section on each designer’s blog, scroll down to the bottom of that day’s post.  The word COMMENTS possibly will be very tiny.  Click on the word COMMENTS.  A box will pop up (or you may have to scroll down again).  Write your comment (be sure to add your name if you are using the Anonymous feature).   Perhaps one of those wonky SPAM preventer options will show up.  Just type in the shown characters and click enter.  That’s all there is to it.  You will become an old hand in no time at all.  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 ND the name of the blog or designer you are commenting about.  Happy Hopping!!!
Winners will be announced on this blog on Sunday, July 14th.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

JustRite Friday Challenge #100 - "Delicate Doilies"

 JustRite is having their 100th Card Challenge and this week's theme is to  add a doily. This can be ANY kind of doily - stamped, paper, die cut or otherwise so this should be a piece of cake! This is one of my favorite stamp companies, well I decided to enter my card in their 100th challenge. I started off using Tangerine Tango for my base and Basic Black for the inside and I followed the instructions here; http://selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.ca/2012/12/graphic-45-bird-song-card-and-tutorial.html
I added 2 layers of paper using Bird Song collection from Graphic 45. I then cut a strip of basic black and ran it thru Stampin'Up embossing folder called 'Delicate Doilies' and then added some Viva Decor Inka Copper to make it stand out.I also used some paper doilies which I sprayed using Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst spray using Black Orchid Silver. I stamped my doilies using Justrite stamp set called 'Lace Background' onto black glitter paper using Versamark, detailed gold embossing powder, sookwang tape and black glitter by In The Making Enterprises. I then did the same technique using Justrite 'Lace Medallion Labels' for the center. I added a metal flower which I added a coin on top and then used Viva Decor Inka Copper for some highlights. I added some gold & copper flourishes that I cut out using Tim Holtz die called 'Elegant Flourishes' along with a Tim Holtz word band sentiment. I added some red and gold flowers along with gold ribbon by May Arts with another Asian charm.
Here is a close up of the word bands by Tim Holtz.














Here is a picture of the inside.




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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge - Use a Hoarded Supply Item

Well I'm back with another card for Loves Rubberstamps and this week's challenge is to use a Hoarded Item which I sure we are all guilty of this. I know I love my ribbons and paper which I hoard extensively and every time CHA comes around twice a year, I keep telling myself I don't need anymore paper or ribbon or even more stuff but it's like a sickness, you can never have enough right? I started off using Soft Suede for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used Basic Grey collection called 'Green at Heart' for the rest. I added 3 layers offsetting the last 2 layers. I then cut out Frame, Ornate Oval by Sizzix twice using a purple and stripe paper from the same collection. I placed the stripe frame on top of the purple frame using pop up dots. I printed Pinwheel Birgitte by C.C. Designs Image onto shimmery white paper. I colored her using Prismacolor pencils & added some glitter to the pinwheel. I added some orange & purple rhinestones to the frame and sentiment. I then stamp the sentiment from Whimsy Stamps called 'Fanciful Birthday Notables 1' which you can find here in the store; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_146/Raindrop-Echo-Designs-Sentiments-Collection.htm using black pigment ink onto shimmery white paper and embossed using gold embossing powder. I then colored the sentiment using Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical using the following colors 'Sweet Violet Purple Teal' and 'Hag's Wart Orange'. I added some light green/blue satin ribbon from May Arts.

This week's challenge is:

                  Use a Hoarded Supply Item!
     
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 LRSBC60. 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, July 15th 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 2 very special GUEST SPONSORs this week!
   


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Sunday, July 7, 2013

My Inspirational Post for Whimsy Stamps















I'm back with another inspirational post for Whimsy Stamps and this week I'm using Dana's Digis called the 'Hummingbird'. I started off using Early Espresso for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used Basic Grey collection called 'Green at Heart' for the rest. I added 3 layers before taking the 4th & 5th  layer and running it thru a Sizzix die called 'Garden Lattice' using light green and orange paper. With the orange layer I used just the rectangle and popped it up using pop up dots onto the light green frame just cut out. I printed the Hummingbird onto shimmery white paper and colored her using Prismacolor pencils. I then added glitter to the Hummingbird and added some glitter to he flower. I cut out 2 orange flourishes using orange glitter paper and used Tim Holtz die called 'Elegant Flourishes'. I then added some orange glitter tape by American Crafts along with a bow which I used orange/red satin ribbon by May Arts.  I added some photo corner chipboard by Dusty Attic as shown. I colored them using Tim Holtz Distress Stains in the following colors Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves. Then I dressed up the photo corners by adding some corduroy and flower buttons in Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie and Pretty in Pink all by Stampin'Up.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Stamping Dragons - Anything Altered and Cannot be a Card


Well I'm back with another project for Stamping with the Dragons and this week's theme is Anything Altered as long as it's not a card. So here is my first altered canvas using various Golden mediums, sprays, glitters and papers. I started off using some papers from Fab Scraps called Shabby Chic 'Chandelier' and 'Stone Flower'. I tore bits and pieces of paper and adhered them to canvas using Soft Gel Medium by Golden. I heat set it using Ranger's heat gun. I then sprayed the canvas using Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays using Dark Chocolate Truffle and Tiffany Blue. Again took my heat gun to dry it. I then took some white gesso by Golden and laid down a thin coat using my palette knife and heat set. Then decided to add some more dimension so I took out some stencils and some molding paste and added some circles in each of 3 corners and in the 4th corner I used a Butterfly stencil. After letting it dry, I then added some more colour by spraying again using the same colours and letting them drip by tilting the canvas. I decided I needed some background papers for the  Vintage Lady Silhouette to sit on. So I just rip the Shabby Chic 'Chandelier' paper to fit my image and then used Martha Stewart's Circle Edge 'Diamond Lace' punch to punch out a doily using some brown paper. I printed the Vintage Lady Silhouette onto Acetate paper and cut her out. I adhere both papers using Soft Gel medium as well as the Vintage Lady. I then took some white flowers and sprayed them using same the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays. I then added some Stampin 'Up Designer Fabric Sweet Stitches brads for the centres of the flowers. I then took some chipboard flourishes and added some brushable glue and then sprinkled on some Bronze and Ocean Spray glitter.



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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Shelly's Images - Anything Goes (Christmas in July)


Well I'm back with another card for Shelly's Images and we have change the way we do challenges, starting this month instead of every 2 weeks for a challenge, we are going monthly which will give you a whole month to enter. This month's challenge is Anything Goes but it must be Christmas Card or Project.


We also given the opportunity to pick our own images from the store so I chose Santa's Old Faithful which I coloured using Prismacolor pencils and added some Twinkling Clouds glitter Flocking that is exclusive to Sparkle N Sprinkle onto his hat, his coat and of course his beard. I started off using Early Espresso for my base which is
5"x 7" finished card size. I used Bo Bunny's Collection called 'Noel' for the rest. I added 3 layers before cutting out a frame with the 4th layer using Spellbinders die called 'Labels 29'. I then cut out 2 pine trees using Tim Holtz Sizzix die called 'Pine Tree' using green paper.  I also cut out 2 evergreens using Cottage Cutz 'Rustic Sign & Tree'. I then placed as shown using pop up dots. I then added some Iridescent Glitter Paste by Viva Decor onto the trees. I added a sticker from the Bo Bunny Noel Collection and bow using Pear Pizzazz Seam binding.
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge - Anything Goes! - Sponsor is The Cutting Café


Well I'm back with another card for Loves Rubberstamps after a Long Weekend here in Canada! Oh Boy was it hot, yeah! This week's challenge is Anything Goes; so here is my card. I started off using Early Espresso for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used SEI collection called 'Mirelle' for the rest. I added 2 layers before adding a frame that I cut out using a Spellbinders die called 'Label 29'. I used the 2 puppies called 'Love in a Bucket' by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps which you can find here in the store; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_142/Crissy-Armstrong-Collection.htm
I stamped the puppies using black memento ink and colored them using Prismacolor pencils. I also added some glitter onto their blanket. You can find the ink pads here;http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/item_1088/TUXEDO-BLACK-MEMENTO-INK-PAD-from-Tsukineko.htm 
I added some purple glitter ribbon by American Crafts and used purple organza ribbon by May Arts for the bow. I added a sticker from the Mirelle collection by SEI along with some purple rhinestones



This week's challenge is:

                  Anything Goes

We want to see you create a project with that fits 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 LRSBC59. 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, July 8th 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!
The Cutting Cafe




Design Team Favorite Picks:
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 58 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 60. ** 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  AUGUST 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 July 23rd!

** 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 our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post **

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