Saturday, August 31, 2013

Another Inspirational Post for Whimsy Stamps






















Wow three cards in one day, must be some kind of record for me. Here is my last card and this time it's  for Whimsy Digital Stamps. I used the lovely image by Miss Rach called 'Mr. Birthday Ducky' which you can find here in the store; http://www.whimsystamps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_67&products_id=2711&zenid=a917ded6050404cb509a110d881efe2a. I colored him using Prismacolor pencils and added some blue glitter for his birthday hat. I started off using Chocolate Chip paper for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two collection called Breeze "Boyish" for the rest. I added 3 layers before cutting out a picture frame from one of the papers called '"Dream". I then cut out another frame using a Memory Box Die called 'Palace Oval Frame' using a blue damask paper from the same collection. I then used a sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs which you can find here in the store; http://www.whimsystamps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_15&products_id=601&zenid=a917ded6050404cb509a110d881efe2a
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Another Inspirational Post for Sparkle N Sprinkle

Stamp Set 475 - Holiday Foliage

Here is another card that I did using Holiday Foliage and you can find the complete instructions here;
http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_album.php?set_albumName=Holidays

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Inspirational Post for Sparkle N Sprinkle


Stamp Set 441 - Fall Leaves

Stamp Set 474 - Fall Harvest
I'm back with another card showing off the 2 sets and you can find the complete instructions here;
http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_album.php?set_albumName=Holidays
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge- Use Your Favorite Color Combination

I'm back with another card for Loves Rubberstamps and this will be my last post for them. I have decided to step down as a member of the Design Team because of too much crazy stuff going on in my life right now. I started off using red metallic paper for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I used the latest Authentique collection called 'Joyous' for the rest. I added 3 layers before cutting out the 4th layer using red foil paper and using Memory Box die called 'Tiffiany Frame'. I cut out 3 branches using a Marianne Creatable die called 'Pine Tree Branch' using green paper from the same collection. I then took a Marvy Snow Marker and added some snow which puffed up after heat setting. Our Sponsors this week are Sweet N Sassy and Paper Nest Dolls and we were lucky enough to get a Sweet N Sassy image which I chose the adorable Titmouse. I colored her using my Primsacolor Pencils and added green glitter to the leaves and red glitter to the berries. I used a puzzle piece that came with the collection and added 3 coats of UTEE, then  added 2 stickers to the puzzle. I added some red glitter tape along with a bow using Cherry Cobbler Seam binding. My favorite Christmas colors are traditional Red & Green.
 
This week's challenge is:

                   Use Your Favorite Color Combination

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 LRSBC68. 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 September 2nd 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 two very special GUEST SPONSORS this week!
 
We are starting the search for our  OCTOBER GUEST DESIGNER! If you are interested in trying out just place GDT behind your entry :) 

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Inspirational Post for Whimsy Stamps

Well I'm back with another card for Whimsy Stamps using this adorable girl eating watermelon by Lia Stampz. This brings back a lot summer memories eating sweet juicy watermelon which dripped all over your face and wiping your mouth with your sleeve because you didn't have a napkin. This image is called 'Watermelon' by Lia Stampz and you can find it here at the Store here; http://www.whimsystamps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_41&products_id=2693&zenid=355fa66f56404e4e9c0945ebfd8e6ff7
I started off using red metallic paper for the base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size and used some old Prima Marketing papers from my stash. I added 2 layers before cutting out the third layer using a  new Joy! Craft die called 'Square Frame + Corner' using the other side of the paper. I also cut out 4 corners using the corner die that came with it.  I then used the newest Viva Decor Inka Gold called 'Hydrangea' around the edges of the frame and the 4 corners using my finger to add some bling. I then cut out a circle using the JustRite die called 'Lacey Tiers Die' again using the same paper collection. Again I applied  the following Viva Decor Inka Gold  products Hydrangea, Apricot, Mint Green and Lava Red to the edges of the circle. Where the holes in the die were I added some brushable glue by Sparkle N Sprinkle and added some Tim Holtz Distress Glitter called 'Seedless Preserves'. I then colored the girl using my Prismacolor pencils and used Copic Markers for the skin. I added some pink glitter to her shirt and purple glitter to her pants. I also added some yellow glitter to the center of the flower. I then added some glossy accents to the seeds in the watermelon so they would stand out. I added some pale purple ribbon with a bow by Stampin' Up along with some purple flowers by Petaloo and Prima Marketing.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge - Round or Square Shaped Cards


I'm back with another card for Loves Rubberstamps and this week's theme is Round or Shape cards. Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter which us designers were given 3 images to choose from. I chose the Vintage Seamstress for my image. I chose to do a 5" square card using Sizzix Pop'N Cuts' Square with Ornate edge for the base of my card using Early Espresso paper. I then used the Stampin'Up exclusive Dress Form Pop 'N Cuts die for the insert that was designed by Karen Burniston which fits inside of the base. For the rest of my papers I used Bo Bunny collection called C├ęst La Vie for the rest and you can find it in the store here; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_320/Bo-Bunny.htm. For the front of the card I added 3 layers and then cut out a tag from one of the papers which was popped up using foam tape and added some green/blue ribbon to it. Then added the Vintage Seamstress which was colored using Prismacolor pencils. For the inside I added 3 layers behind the dress form and the last layer I ran it thru the Sizzix Textured Impression Embossing Folder called 'Foyer Set' to emboss the lamp and the picture frame which I highlighted using Sea Crystal Fluid Chalk. I cut out the dress using Stampin'Up exclusive Dress Up Framelits die and added some basic pearls as shown. For the bottom of the card I again used 3 layers and added a sticker from the same collection.



This week's challenge is:
Round or Square Shape Cards

We want to see Round or Square Shape 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 LRSBC66. 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, August 26th
  so all entries need to be in before then. 

Prize Information:


Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our  SEPTEMBER 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 August 20th!

** 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 of a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the store!! Start the hop here on our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post **


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!


I have entered my card in the following challenges;

1. The Paper Shelter
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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Inspirational Post for Whimsy Stamps
















I'm back with another post for Whimsy Stamps using a Birthday Cow by Crissy Armstrong which you can find it in the store here;http://www.whimsystamps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_14&products_id=2717&zenid=b5b22b53bbb9c4e9451a671a0914f8ca
So I started off using Early Espresso for my base which is a 5"X 7" finished card size. I used the collection from Bo Bunny called 'Welcome Home' for the rest. I added 1 layer before cutting the blue & green paper in half to create the sky and ground. I then cut a fence using Cottage Cutz die called 'Picket Fence Border' using paper from the collection. I ran it thru a Tim Holtz embossing folder called 'Bricked & Woodgrain'. I then highlighted it using Viva Decor Inka Gold 'Bronze Gold'  which I bought at R & R Scrapbooking here in Edmonton. I printed the Birthday Cow onto shimmery white paper and colored her using my Prismacolor pencils. I then added White glitter for the cow, gold glitter for bell, flame on candle and party hat. I then added some glitter to the balloons, cupcake and the flowers for some added bling. I then cut out a tree using a Memory box die called 'Arboscello Tree' using paper from the same collection. I then added some Viva Decor Inka Gold using 'Emerald & Brown Gold' along with some green glitter. I added a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps 'Celebration Sentiments' and sponged on some Sea Crystal and Guacamole Fluid Chalk again that I bought at R & R Scrapbooking. I then added a flower that I made using a Cheery Lynn Die called 'Black Eye Susan strip' using some yellow paper which I sponged on some Pan Pastels to add some interest. 


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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Inspirational Post for Sparkle N Sprinkle


Stamp Set 490 - Spring Florals
Here is another card using the stamp set called 'Spring Florals' and you can find the complete instructions here; http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_album.php?set_albumName=Flowers


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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge- Hair of a Different Color

It's that time again, I'm back with another card for Loves Rubberstamps card challenge. This week's theme is to use an unusual hair color, or add fun highlights - like teal, pink, purple! and this week's  sponsor is Saturated Canary.
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 My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas collection for the rest. I add 3 layers of paper and cut out the joy using a new Memory box die called 'Winter Joy' using green and red paper. I applied some double side tape to the back of the red paper after applying the green on top of the red paper using pop up dots. I then sprinkled some gold glitter by In The Making Enterprises to cover the adhesive in the "joy".I then took some Luscious Lime Smooch ink and applied it to the joy and then went over it using Lime Green Viva Decor 3D Stamp paint . So we were given an  image by Saturate Canary and I chose  Christmas Nutcracker. I colored this her using my Prismacolor pencils which included using Pink, Orange and red for her hair. I added some red glitter tape by American Craft in the right corner and added some chipboard banner from the same collection as well as a couple of stickers.

This week's challenge is everyone's favorite:

                     Hair of a Different Color 

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 LRSBC65. 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, August 19th 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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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Challenge # 62 At Whimsy Stamps Challenge Theme Clean and Simple

 Well I'm back with another card for Whimsy Stamps Challenge and this Week's Theme is Clean & Simple. For those who know me, I don't usually do Clean and Simple cards so here is my card following the theme. I started off using Crumb Cake for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used Authentique collection called 'Strong' for the rest. I added 3 layers and used a chipboard piece from Prima Marketing called 'Journalling Chipboard Nature Garden' in which I laid my mouse on top and I also used 2 sentiments from the same collection. I printed out Spunky the Mouse by Kathryn Stamp Art Designs which you can find in the Whimsy Store here;http://www.whimsystamps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_38&products_id=2710
I colored him using my Prismacolor pencils and popped him up using pop up dots. I also added some Mellow Moss ribbon along with a bow and added some pale green pearls as shown.

Our Prizes this month are:

First Winner


Second Winner


Third Winner

A mystery Whimsy Stamps rubber stamp

Don't forget ...as well as random winners 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!


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, August 6, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge -Anything Goes & JustRite Friday Challenge #102 - Color Inspiration



Well I'm back with another card for Loves Rubberstamps and this week's theme is 'Anything Goes'! I started off using light blue metallic paper for my base. I then used Bo Bunny collection called C'est La Vie for the rest of my papers which you can find in the store here; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_320/Bo-Bunny.htm. I added 2 layers. For the 3rd layer I used the JustRite background stamp called 'Elegant Fronds' and stamped on shimmery white paper and emboss using clear embossing powder again Laura has some stamps in the store here; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net/category_309/JustRite-Background-Border-Stamps--Cling.htm. I then went over the embossed paper using Rose 3-D Stamp Paint and Gold Inka Gold paint all by Viva Decor. I then took the paper and ran it thru Spellbinder 3-D M-Bossabilities folder called 'Rustic Wreath'. Then I took the Spellbinders 'Build a Wreath' to make a wreath using Pink and Blue metallic papers. I then stamped the 'Butterfly' using the JustRite stamp set called 'Butterfly Dreams' using black pigment ink and emboss using clear EP. I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals using the following colors Canna Lily Burnt Orange and Winter Jasmine Gold to color the butterfly. I also stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set again using black pigment ink and emboss using clear EP. Again used Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals called 'Baby Blue Eyes Aqua'. I cut this out using scissors and popped it up using foam dots on top of a Spellbinder die called 'Fancy Tags Two' using pink metallic paper. I added some Daffodil Delight and Baja Breeze Seam binding along with a bow and added a butterfly clip that I found at the Dollar store to the bow. I added some pink flowers by Pedaloo and some yellow flowers by I Am Roses.

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 LRSBC64. 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, August 12th 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 winner will win 2 free Files of their choice from Shape EZ by TLC!

Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our  SEPTEMBER 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 August 20th!

** 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 AUGUST 6th!
Before we share our Design Team Samples - We have to say that this the last week that our AMAZING July Guest Designer - Jane Tyrrell will be creating with us as this month has just flown by! JANE - You did a GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS job on all of your projects and it was so fun and awesome to have you be on the team, if only for one short month! I hope to see you continue to play along with us and maybe someday we will have the privilege of designing with you again! Thank you so much!

I have entered this Card in the following Challenges!!!
JRFC102  JustRite Color Inspiration
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Friday, August 2, 2013

Stamping with the Dragons Card Challenge - Is 1 Color only!

Well I'm back with another card for Stamping with the Dragons and this week's Challenge is to use 1 color only! So here my card, I love the color blue so that is my 1 and only color that I used. I started off using dark blue metallic paper for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used various blue color paper that I had in my stash. I added 4 layers before cutting out the 5th layer using my newest die from Marianne Creatable called 'Petra's Bridge' using a blue paper. I then used some Elizabeth Craft designs Shimmer Sheetz called 'Blue Iris' which I then ran it thru a Sizzix embossing folder called 'Winter Words'. I then took some Viva Decor Inka Gold metallic paste called 'Cobalt Blue' to go over the raised areas to see if it worked on Shimmer Sheetz. I then ran my Stazon ink in Ultramarine color over top of the raised areas to give it more definition. I printed the image 'Bauble- Christmas Pup' and you can find it in the store here; http://dragonslairdesigns.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=403_409&products_id=3222
I colored the pup using my Prismacolor pencils and then decided the bauble needed some bling so out came the glitter. I added some blue ribbon for the bauble and some blue glitter tape for the bottom of the card. I added some flowers on the bottom of the die, there is suppose to be 5 but 2 fell off when I was taking the picture.

And that is it from us for this time. Now its your turn. Time to get crafting, and once your projects 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

If you want to know more about the products the DT work with & about all the Stamping Dragon news, visit us on on our sister blog, The Dragons Den.. 

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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Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Whimsy New Digital Release Blog Hop

 Welcome to the August digital release blog hop!!!!
We have lots of new images to share with you today created by


So here is my card for August's Digital Blog hop. I started off using Crumb Cake as my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used Bo Bunny Collection called 'Prairie Chic' for the rest. I added 3 layers before cutting out the 4th layer using a Marianne Designs Creatables dies called 'Petra's Bridge' using green paper from the same collection which I sponged Olive Vivid ink along the edges. I printed this cute elephant called 'Elphie The Elephant' by Kathryn Stamp Art Designs. You can find 'Elphie the Elephant here in the store; http://www.whimsystamps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_38&products_id=2709 
I colored her and the butterfly  using my Prismacolor pencils and added some glitter to her ears, mouth, toenails and of course the butterfly.  I added some stickers from the same collection and blue ribbon along with a bow.
All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project
  To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store
Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be 2 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!
These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice.

The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is
Blog
 This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the
The hop will run for 1 week and end on Thursday 8th August at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced right here.
Below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way


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Sparkle N Sprinkle - August Challenge

Aug - Color Challenge
Color swatch courtesy of Design Seeds®
http://design-seeds.com/index.php/home/entry/ranunculus-color
Well I'm back with another card for the monthly challenge at Sparkle N Sprinkle. Can you believe it? it's August and the kids will be going back to school in another month. Where did this summer go? August's monthly challenge is a color sketch which the color swatch is courtesy of Design Seeds. I used the following stamp set called 'My Rose Garden'

Stamp Set 402 - My Rose Garden

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Shelly's Images - TTT Challenge Theme - Oh Scrap!!!! Use your scraps on your projects.


Shelly of Shelly's images is about to be a "Grandma" this August and so hence the reason for the rattle as an image. You can find the rattle image here in the store; http://www.shellysimages.com/DigiShop/index.php?id_product=218&controller=product
 The monthly challenge for the month of August is "Oh Scrap" to use scraps on your project. I used scraps of ribbon that I had left over from previous projects. I started off using Early Espresso for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. I then used Graphic 45 'Little Darlings' for the rest. I added 3 layers of paper before placing down a white heart doily and then adding scraps of white lace and then use a blue crocheted lace on top. I then use sheet of paper that had all these cute babies on it which I cut out using my postage scissors to add a decorative edge around the images. I also cut out the 'Little Darlings' banner as well as the sign the says 'For Baby' from the same paper collection. I then printed the rattle image (which came with 3 different ones) onto shimmery white paper and colored the rattle using Prismacolor pencils except for the hand which I colored using my Copic Markers (E01, E11 & E13). I then added some glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle.


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