Saturday, March 31, 2012

Warm Heart

Hello all!

The challenge for today over at 365 Cards is Stampin' Saturday:
Stamp a background for your card using 3 different colors.

To get this technique accomplished, I took my background stamp ans inked it with 3 different colors, starting with a warm grey and ending with a mid to light brown.


There is also the Block Party Link up party from Market Street Stamps to celebrate their newest release for March. You can find that post here.
Not only do you get the chance to win an awesome prize package, but you can win a Guest Design Team spot!


{There's Nothing Caffeine Can't Fix!}
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Bit of Burlap, Daily Grind}
Inks: Adirondack Dye Ink Pads {Mushroom, Pebble, & Lake Mist}
Trim: stash
Pen: Atyou Spica Glitter Pen {Lip stick}

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Market Street Sneaks Day 3!

It's the third and final day for the Market Street Stamps Sneak Peeks, so are you super excited to see the full reveal and be able to purchase them tomorrow?

Angelica always designs the BEST Market Minis, and this is no exception!! 


Don't forget to check out the Market Street blog to find out all of the juicy deets on how you can win these sweet new stamps and scope out what the other design team girls have whipped up showcasing the newest additions to the Market Street family!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Market Street Sneak Peeks Day 2!

Woohoo! It's that time of month again, time for the newest release from Market Street Stamps. Have you all been waiting with bated breath?


Tonight we have a great sneak! Simple Salutations!!!



Can't wait to show you what is coming tomorrow night, and don't forget to check out all the details on how you can win the new stamps over on the Market Street Stamps blog!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Heartfelt Thanks!

Back today with a new 365 Cards challenge!
This week we are being sponsored by SRM Stickers. You can find out more info about their product here, and check out some of the awesome projects that their design team whips up over on their blog.

The challenge today is Fabulous Fonts: include at least three different fonts on your card!

I have always felt that you can never have enough thank you cards around, and here is another cool example! {I LOVE these colors!!}


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Just a Gnote!

Hello! Today I am here with my card that I created for the brand spankin' new challenge over on the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge is Just Cards: Faux Stitching!

I used a marker around my green chevron piece, and also gathered my ribbon for a different kind of stitching. For the gathering I used glue dots to hold my ribbon in place.

This card was made using the March Peachy Picks Kit Club and the March released Gnomegrown stamps.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Home and Hearts

Hello! You may not believe it, but I have been making lots of projects lately, just most of them have been for upcoming team projects. ;) 

Since I haven't been doing much for myself I though I would jump on the chance to join in on the newest 
CAS-ual Friday challenge.


For this one they want you to use:
1. A Pattern
2. An Image
3. A Sentiment 




Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

So who out there happens to be singing a song and dancing a jig today? Are you wearing green too?
We don't do any particular celebrating of the day, besides maybe the hubbers having a green beer, but I sure do like making things for it!

Today's challenge over at the 365 Cards blog is: Shamrockin' It
Fro St. Patty's Day let's go green and add a shamrock shape to your card. If you don't have a shamrock, heart shapes make a great substitute.

And here is my creation:


I used the Peachy Keen Stamp's Peachy Picks for February. You can find out more info about the current kit here.
 Hope you all enjoy the day!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

It's time for this month's Paint the Town Challenge from Market Street Stamps! I LOVE this color combination.


Make sure to go check out the awesome projects made by the other design team girls. You can also find out all of the info here on how you can join in the fun and possibly even win a great prize!

And here is my card that I made:

The stamps used are from the Home Sweet Home stamp set that was released last month and the papers are from Teresa Collins' Everyday Moments 6x6 paper pad.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sweet Sunshine

Today's 365 Cards Challenge is Pretty in Pink:
Use at least 3 shades of pink in your card.

There are 3 different shades in the base paper, but I also added a pretty pink ribbon flower. {I love making those things out of ribbon and Glubers!}

I love that this card is so Springy! It makes me smile, especially since we just received a walloping snow storm last night.

I hope you all have a great day! I am going to spend mine at a swim meet and a baby shower.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

It's Going to Be Okay!!

It is my day to be featured over on the Market Street Stamps blog. So glad you could join me!

So, I have had this idea rolling around in my head for awhile now. As I was making it, it wasn't quite coming out as I was looking for, but I still love the look that it took on. I will be doing this more in the future!

First, I took a piece of 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" sheet of white paper and stamped the Vintage Wallpaper background stamp on it. I then cut it down to 5 1/4" x 4" {I sometimes stamp wonky, so I like the idea of cutting it down after I stamp the whole image.}


Next, I chose the Distress Ink colors that I wanted to use, and in this case I chose: Milled lavendar, Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire. Starting with the lightest and ending with the darkest, I slowly blended them together, sometimes skipping areas.


{This is working with the Dusty Concord after the Milled Lavender}

{This is after the Tumbled Glass}

I then took my Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy and spread it out over the entire base image and ink, making sure it was thicker in some areas.


I am extremely impatient when it comes to drying time, so I sped it up using my heat embossing tool. I turned out kind of cloudy in some spots, but I thought that looked pretty cool.


Once it was dry, I rolled {not crumpled} the paper some to bring out more of the crackles.

When I was done with that, I used Black Soot Distress Ink with the blending tool and went over the cracks to make them stand out a little more. I then needed to use a paper towel to take of the excess ink {it WILL turn your finger tips black if you do not, as I quickly found out.}

{A close up of the crackle}

I did the same kind of blending on the labels for the sentiment, just left the top one a little lighter. {The sentiment is from Faith in You} Then I added the embellishments and voila!!!!


 
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