Saturday, April 12, 2014

A striped Happy Birthday

Hi all!  Here's another card I had made for the Stamping Royalty contest that did not get picked as a winner.  I love the bold Striped Backgrounds stamp in nightshift blue ink on nightshift blue card stock, which was cut out using one of the elements from Blueprints 6.  I LOVE my Blueprints!  The orange fizz flower and spearmint leaves are from the LJD Sweet Roses set.  I used my circle Stax to create the window and added an extra layer of grout gray card stock, which is also the card base, that I embossed with my Fishnet Cover-up die-namics.  The sentiment, from the Doodle Garden Party Time set, was stamped in black licorice and cut out using my beloved fishtail flag Stax.  The sketch is from the older MFTWSC165 challenge.

Close up...  love the added details of the embossing!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday - Easter Tags

Hi all!  It's FRIDAY!  That means it's time for another Your Next Stamps Fun Friday post!  We have a fun new sketch and inspiration pic for you to try out, so go check it out and play along for a chance to be our next Guest Designer!  I decided to use the sketch on a couple of Easter tags.  My first tag uses the new digi, Chirpy - isn't he just so cute!?!  I colored him with copics then cut him out using oval die-namics.  I added other die-namics (the tag was also cut out using die-namics) and a sentiment from MFT.  A little twine and a button and done!  Easy peasy, as my friend, Stacy would say!  ;)

My second tag uses a Surprise digi just released earlier this week, Chirp!  Totally aDORable!!!  Again, I colored him with copics and cut him out with oval die-namics.  A few die-namics and a button and twine finish it up.    ***Here's a little tip on adding a decorative border:  When using border dies (die-namics in this case), I used the actual shape of the die-namic for one of the tags and then used the negative on the other (the first tag has a white pointed edge around the grape jelly card stock and the other tag has the white scalloped edge around the grape jelly card stock).  

Here are the close-up pics...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Hi all!  So, in case you didn't see it yesterday...  I was chosen as a winner for THE Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking 2014 Stamping Royalty contest!!!!  OH.  MY.  WORRRDDDDD!!!!  Yes, I flipped out when I got the email but I was at work, so I contained myself as best I could, lol!!!  I am just so tickled and honored!      My winning card will be published in the July issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine!  You can see the post here----> Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking 2014 Stamping Royalty.  I thought I'd share one of the other cards that I submitted for the contest.  I used MFT's DC Plaid Background Builder stamp set and the sentiment is from another set that I'm drawing a blank on!  The card base is lemon drop.  I also used kraft, black licorice and smooth white card stocks.  I used the same color inks plus sweet tooth pigment ink.  I added a few stars from the Stacking Stars die-namics, along with a few fishtail flag STAX to add extra detail to the 'award banner'.  

Thanks for stopping by!  My YNS New Release blog hop post is BELOW - comment for YOUR chance to WIN!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wahoo! It's time for another Your Next Stamp Digi Release!!!

Welcome to the April YNS Digital New Release!  We are so happy to have you join us as we showcase our new images from Penny and Laurence of Omnia Designs!!

The party begins on Anita’s Blog and guess what?!

We'll be giving away 5 digi stamps from the stops on the hop, so be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to WIN!!!!

Winners will be announced on April 4th on the YNS Blog.

This happy little digi is called Surprise and I totally love it!  I have three boys, so this image really calls out to me.  I colored it with copics, adding a dotted background again because they are SO fun (you really should try it!)!!  

Here's a look at the full card.  I used Karen Giron's SSSC213 sketch.  The banner was a must, which I created with die-namics and white twine.  The larger panel and digi are both up on foam adhesives.  I used several die-namics (circle STAX, mini pennants, and Blueprints 13 to name a few) and finished it up with two big silver brads.  

And as always, Karen has an awesome deal for YOU!

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go enjoy the rest of our awesome hop with these talented ladies!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

YNS Fun Friday and SACC - Love You Bunches

Hi all!  TGIF!!!  It's YNS Fun Friday Challenge and Sister Act Card Challenge time!  I used the YNS March sketch for this card.  This darling little digi image is called A Flower for You.  I colored it with copics and added a dotted (or is it stippled or is it pointilism?) background.  The banana split card base measures 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square.  The image was cut out with one of the elements from the Blueprints 1 die-namics and then matted on gumdrop green card stock.  The scallop edge was created using one of the elements from the Blueprints 9 die-namics, as well as the stitched striped yellow dp layer.  The sentiment is from the SugarPea set, Love You Bunches.  A trio of sour apple buttons, a little distressing, and some corner brads add the finishing details.

Close up...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sending You Sunshine

Hi all!  Here's a quick Clean and Simple card I made for the CQC234 challenge and also the Retro Sketches #107.  I love that these colors give this such a modern feel.  I used the LJD Splendid Sunflower set with matching die-namics.  I used safety orange, brick red, and blu raspberry inks and then steel grey card stock to get all the colors from the challenge on here.  The card base is smooth white and measures 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.  The steel grey card stock was cut out with my Square STAX.  The sentiment is from the new Birdie Brown set, Sunflower Sweetheart (which is currently unavailable but click on that handy Notify Me button and they'll email when it's back in stock!).

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Hello - CQC #233

Hi all!  I wanted to share this card I made for the Colour Q Challenge #233 and also the SSSC212 sketch challenge.  I kept it super clean and simple.  The only stamps I used were the DC Striped Backgrounds in grout gray on grout gray card stock.  The 'hello' is from Happy Hellos die-namics, which I cut out with smooth white card stock and popped up on rolled up glue dots.  The vertical strip was cut from Blueprints 12 and the horizontal strip is from Blueprints 1.  A trio of enamel dots add the finishing details.

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