Saturday, August 25, 2012

Joy. Love. Peace.

Hello on this beautiful Saturday morning! We are busy, busy around the house getting ready for a birthday party for the youngest little. She is turning 11 and I just can't believe how fast those years have gone by. I tends to make me teary if I dwell on it too long.

But, on to why I am really here.
Today's challenge over on the 365 Cards blog is Two Techniques.
Select any of the two following techniques to use on your card:
sanding, masking, embossing, stamping with ink, shading with pastels or sponging.

I chose to emboss and stamp, though I did do some sanding also, but it is difficult to see in the picture.


Also, I made the tree out of tape by Bella Blvd. I laid it out on a white piece of paper and then cut out a triangle from it. The trunk is stamped with the Joyful Snowman sentiment from Market Street Stamps on some Core'dinations paper (which also makes up the matting) and then the edges were sanded slightly.

I hope you have a great weekend and see you back here again soon!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Market Street Stamps : Happy Halloween!


Hello, hello, HELLO!! 
Today is my turn to share a project over on the Market Street Stamps' blog and I am so getting into the Halloween spirit already!

The stamp set featured on my card is Sweet Spooks and Angelica certainly made it that! It has the most adorable images that are perfect for the holiday.


The paper is from Echo Park's The Apothecary Emporium collection from last year. The top piece of the patterned paper was run through the Cuttlebug with the Stampin Up embossing folder Spider Web.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers

Welcome back for the next challenge over at the 365 Cards blog.

Today's prompt is Muted:
Use colors and patterns that are opposite of bold, keep them muted instead.

And here is my card:

Don't forget to check out the rest of this weeks' challenges!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Awww nuts!

Happy Friday!!!
Today starts the August
over at the Market Street Stamps blog.

And since the Paint the Town Color Challenge and the Block Party are overlapping, they decided to combine them!

All of the info that you need to know is in this blog post here.

And, here is the Paint the Town Color Challenge for you to be inspired by:


And here is my card:


I used the newly released Nuts About Nature and used my Tim Holtz Distress Markers.

You have until Monday at Midnight to join in all the fun!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Market Street Stamps' Sneak Peeks Day Three!

Today is the final day of peeks from this month's Market Street Stamps August release and I have two cards to share.

Before I get to them, I just want to remind you of your chance to win each of the new sets. You can find out all of the details on how to do that on the Market Street Stamps' blog.

Also, all of the new stamps will be available for sale at 7am cdt tomorrow morning.

This first one is from the stamp set Hit the Mark.


And this next one is using the set Dreamcatcher.


For the effect on the feather, I used three different colors of ink and pounced them around the stamp trying not to hit the areas with ink on them already.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Market Street Stamps' Sneak Peeks Day Two!!

Hello and welcome back to day two of the Market Street Stamps' August Release!! I hope you enjoyed all of the sneak peeks from yesterday. All of the design team girls are so rockin' the new sets!

Well, there are three more sets that are being sneaked today, and I have something from two of them.

This first one is from Baby Basics. Such a super sweet set to work with!

And the second card is from Nuts About Nature, another awesome set!


Don't forget to swing on by the Market Street Stamps' blog too see much more sneaks!! And, you can't miss out for the chance of winning all of the new sets!

Hope to see you back again tomorrow for the last day of sneaks!


Monday, August 13, 2012

Market Street Stamps' Sneak Peeks Day One!!

Yay! It's that time again. Another Market Street Stamps release!! And we have some great things to share!


That's right, there are three, count them three, new illustrators with releases this month. And don't their names look familiar? Yup!! They are all part of the Design Team! It's so awesome to see these girls' creativeness come out in stamps!!

There are three great days of peeks, so make sure to stop back each day and then hop on over to the Market Street Stamps blog to check out what my fellow Design Teamers have done too!

Now, here are my sneaks!!

This first one features the Great Big Greetings.


The second one here is using the Great Big Greetings and the ABC background.


And, this last one was made using Teacher Notes.


And don't forget, there is always a chance for you to win the new stamps. All of that info will be on the Market Street Stamps blog too.

I look forward to seeing you all back here tomorrow!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Birdie Blossoms

Today is a great new challenge from the 365 Cards blog! The prompt is Blossoming:
Use at least three flowers on your cards.

We have a great sponsor this week, Robyn's Fetish, who has provided me with this  A Little Birdie Told Me digi stamp.

And you could have a chance to win 5 of your own digi stamps just for playing along with any of our challenges this week!


I printed the image out on watercolor paper and then heat set it using my Heat It tool for a minute. I did have a little bleeding from the printer ink yet, though I think that was mainly because I was impatient.

I then colored in the image using Tim Holtz Distress Stains and a Aqua Pen. The patterned paper is from Teresa Collins.

I used the following Distress Stain colors:
Stormy Sky
Chipped Sapphire
Faded Jeans
Brushed Corduroy
Vintage Photo
Milled Lavender
Dusty Concord
Crushed Olive
Peeled Paint
Mustard
Wild Honey

Friday, August 10, 2012

Core Cards Creative Frenzy!

Hello! I have some fun cards to share tonight. All three are featuring Core'dinations Cardstock.

For this first card, I used the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection. I have a real soft spot in my heart for both Tim Holtz and kraft paper, so this paper is absolutely perfect. 

I used the two different Core papers in my Cuttlebug with embossing folders. The die-cuts are from last year's Fancy Pants Oct 31 Collection. I also used a Copic marker to color the white thread in the ribbon to make it a light tan color to more fit the palate of colors in the card.

The second card was also made using the same Kraft-Core collection. The base was cut down and folded into a longer, skinnier card, and then sanded around the edges to give it the distressed look.

The image in the bottle cap was stamped using the Market Street Stamps' set Life is Beautiful {the Honeycomb background stamp is also from Market Street Stamps!} and then punched out with a 1" round punch and Glubered into the bottle cap. 

I then placed the bottle cap on to the center of some layered die cuts from Spellbinders. 

Both the yellow polka dot tape and the blue strip of paper were folded over and crinkled for some added dimension.

I did not have any coordinating crystal brads, so I took some clear ones and colored them using a Copic marker.


For my last card, I used the Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection. I ran three different colors through the Cuttlebug with various sizes of my Spellbinders' Nestabilities dies and then sanded around the edges of them to get the core to show.

I popped up the Market Street Stamps' sentiment on foam dots.


I hope you all enjoyed the cards as much as I had fun making them!!


Haunted House
Kraft-Core paper: Core'dinations
Die Cuts: Fancy Pants Designs {Oct 31}
Ribbon: American Crafts
Embossing Folders: Sizzix and Stampin Up
Markers: Copic

Be You
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: Glitz
Stamps: Market Streep Stamps {Life is Beautiful, Honeycomb}
Bottle Cap: Bottle Cap Inc.
Adhesive dots: Cosmo Cricket {Glubers}
Crystal Brads: unknown
Die cut Sticker: My Mind's Eye
Tape: My Mind's Eye
Die Cuts: Spellbinders

Happy
Distress Cardstock: Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamp: Market Street Stamps {Love}
Die Cuts: Spellbinders
Wood Buttons: Maya Road

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Popped Up!

Hello! Today starts a brand new challenge over on the Peachy Keen Stamps' blog. This week's Just Cards Challenge is Popped Up!

Use foam tape, foam squares, dimensional glue dots, or other creative means.

For my card, I used the August Stamp of the Month Kit and the Peachy Picks Kit along with an Action Wobble to pop up the center crayon and foam dots to pop up a frame around the edges.


You could win a great prize by joining in on the challenge fun. Just hop on over to the blog and link up your very own project!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Best!

Hello!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

In case you have forgotten, Peachy Keen Stamps had their August reveal last night at 6 pm. Make sure to pop on over to their website to see the newly available and super adorable releases.

Here are two more cards that I made. The first one uses the August Stamp of the Month Kit and the Peachy Picks Kit.


And, this second one uses the add-on stamp Recess Jump Rope Girl and the Peachy Picks Kit.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Follow Your Heart

Here is my card for today's 365 Cards Challenge.

The prompt is Bound: Use floss, twine, or if you do not have either, something close enough to it, to wrap around your card.


Here is a close up of the bottle cap. I stamped the image, and then punched at a 1" circle of the hands holding the heart. I then used a 1" Gluber from Cosmo Cricket to adhere the circle in the bottle cap, and then used another Gluber to adhere the bottle cap to the card.




Follow Your Heart
Patterned Paper: Echo Park {Everyday Eclectic}
Stamps: Market Street Stamps: Persimmons Studio {Love}
Flowers: Prima
Stick Pins: Maya Road
Bottle Cap: Bottle Cap Inc.
Twine: The Twinery {Caribbean, Honeydew}

Friday, August 3, 2012

Head of the Class

Welcome back to some more sneaks of the August release from Peachy Keen Stamps. I have another two cards for you to see.

This first one is using one of the add-on sets along with the Peachy Picks card kit.



Here is a close-up of the owl. I used Liquid Glass to fill in the glasses.



And, on this next card I used the August Stamp of the Month along with the Peachy Picks.



I hope you are enjoying the sneaks so far, and don't forget to peruse the Peachy Keens Stamps blog to see more wonderful peeks from other Design Team girls.


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Peachy Sneak Peek Time!

Hello, and welcome back to another amazing month from Peachy Keen Stamps!!

Kathy has once again outdone herself for Augusts' stamp releases! You will not want to miss out on these adorable images!!

The following two cards feature the Stamp of the Month and the Peachy Picks kit. {The full reveal won't be until Sunday at 6 pm!}


Though the Peachy Picks kit does not hold the traditional school colors and shapes, it is so versatile, it can be used with just about any theme or image!


Make sure to check out the Peachy Keen Stamps blog for more sneaks, and pop on back for the rest of the week for more sneaks and some other fun projects!

 
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