Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Hello friends! It's time for a new Unity Stamp of the Week Sunday reveal!



{Thankful & Grateful Oak}





Here's my sample with this week's image.




For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  

Now remember, you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own.  

Find out how to sign up here.

Have a creative day!


{S}

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Sept Card kit creations

Hello friends. Today I have a few cards to share that I made with the September Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card kit.


Here's a peek at the September kit



Here's a few cards I made using the kit. 


I loved that cat on the October Afternoon paper so he was my focus for this card.


My one layer shelf attempt. It could use a little work but I gave it a try...lol. I don't think I have ever stamped a card with that many different colors of ink. 


 For some reason my Yellow ink was calling my name for this sentiment.



I love my Simon Says Stamp monthly kits. It's a little box of happy!

Have a creative day!

{S}

Monday, September 8, 2014

Saturday Stamping on Monday

Hello friends. We had a busy weekend with Soccer Saturday kicking off for Lily. Our little soccer player is ready for a fun season. 

Here she is going after the ball during her first game.





I got a chance to fit in some crafting Saturday for this week's My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge but wasn't able to photograph my card til this morning.







Here's this week's Sketch




Here's my card



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I had fun with this card. I stamped the image in Colorbox Ocean Pigment ink and then Stamped the same image over it in black and embossed it. I like how the shadow effect turned out.




There is still time to create and upload your take on this week's challenge.

Have a creative day!

{S}


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Hello friends! It's time for a new Unity Stamp of the Week Sunday reveal!



{Struggle is Part of it}





Here's my sample with this week's image.




For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  

Now remember, you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own.  

Find out how to sign up here.

Have a creative day!


{S}

Friday, September 5, 2014

The ones that didn't make the cut

Hello friends. I was cleaning my photo files and came across some cards I has submitted for publication that didn't get picked up. I thought they deserve to at least be seen since I spent so much time creating them...


The first was for the Ampersand call with some We R Memory Keepers Hip Hip Hooray!


The sentiments are from Simon Says Stamp's Handwritten Borders.

Next up is my take on one of the sketches


I used a die cut from Basic Grey's Hipster collection popped over some patterned paper and other embellies from the Simon Says Stamp June 2013 card kit.


These went into my cards for friends and family bin.

Do you keep your rejected cards or do you give them away to friends and family?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a creative day

{S}

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello and thanks for stopping by for another Unity Thursday! Today Unity Stamp Company has some fun new releases and sales! Here's a look at the what's happening at Unity today.


And some lovely new releases from Tracey Malnofski


Here's what I created

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Supplies: My Mind's Eye patterned paper, Copic Markers and  iamroses.com
FYI: made my sample before the sentiment was corrected to "are to"

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.

Here's all our participants for today's inspiration

Have a creative day

{S}

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

For a special little girl

Hello friends. I wanted to share a sweet card I made for a special little girl's 3rd Birthday. She had a Mermaid tea party and this fun stamp from Stampendous was perfect to create her a very special card.






I have the wood block option but it comes in cling too! Here's how I used it.

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I stamped and embossed the image and then colored it with Copic Markers. I added Crystal stickles and pearl bling to the image. I die cut the base of the card to create a window and used border punches and distress inks on the waves. I finished the card with Eyelet Outlet bling strips in green and a Happy Birthday sentiment from Paper Smooches.

The Birthday girl loved her card. I could tell by her expression when she opened it and that made me so happy. 

There is nothing better than giving hand made gifts friends.

Nothing!

Have a creative day

{S}

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Hello friends! It's time for a new Unity Stamp of the Week Sunday reveal!



{Make Magic Happen}




Here's my sample with this week's image.



Supplies: My Mind's Eye Wicked patterned paper, Celebrate it! Halloween ribbon. Misc. button.


For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  

Now remember, you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own.  

Find out how to sign up here.

Have a creative day!


{S}

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday Stamping

Hello friends. I hope you're enjoying the long weekend. 

I am getting crafty with my new MFT stamp set Witch Way is the Candy ( I can't stop using this set each week!) and creating for MFT's Weekly Sketch challenge.


Here's this week's sketch




Here's my take on the sketch



Supplies: MFT Stamp: Witch Way is Candy? Die-namics Bright Lights Alphabet. Solid cardstock and patterned paper My Mind's Eye Wicked. Recollections glitter tape, Copic Markers: YG11 & FYG2. Stickles: Crystal, Glossy accents. Martha Stewart border punch. Spellbinders circle, scalloped circle dies.

I had to re-take my photo since this is a night photo...I know, I'm such a perfectionist when it comes to photos...


For the letters, I added Glossy Accents over the top of them to make them stand out from the glitter tape. Then I was thinking, wouldn't it be cute to have a spider brad right over the froggie's head? I think I had one left from Eyelet Outlet's newest release. So fun!




There is still time to create with this week's sketch. Head on over to the MFT blog to add your card here.


http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/category/wednesday-stamp-club/

Have a creative day!

{S}

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Pinned on Pinterest Challenge

Hello friends. I've posted a new Pinned on Pinterest challenge on the Eyelet Outlet blog here. I'd love it if you stop by and create with us this month. We have a fabulous RAK of Eyelet Outlet goodies to give away for one lucky contributer.

Here's our pinned inspiration


Here's my project.


Supplies: Hero Arts , My Favorite Things Cheesecloth background, Eyelet Outlet mini spider brads and 5 mm Bling strips. Martha Stewart Spider Web border punch, My Favorite Things sentiment from Witch Way is the Candy

For all the details on how you can create for this month's challenge, 
visit the Eyelet Outlet blog.

Have a creative day!

{S}

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fun with My Favorite Things and Eyelet Outlet

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a fun card I created with one of my favorite Pure Innocence images from My Favorite Things and some fun brads from Eyelet Outlet.

Hello

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Supplies: My Favorite Things Pure Innocence:Wish You Were Here, Eyelet Outlet Bling strips orange, Dog brads, mini butterfly brads, mini flower brads and word bubble brads.

That little dog is my favorite brad! He's just sooo cute!

We've been hosting a monthly challenge over at the Eyelet Outlet blog.
Here's my project for last month's challenge. We'll be posting the new challenge Wednesday.



 I'd love for more people to create with us to win some awesome Eyelet Outlet goodies!

So I am picking 5 commentors on this post to win a RAK of Eyelet Outlet goodies that you can use to create a project for the next challenge!!
Now since I am sending these items to you myself I must ask that your mailing address be within the United States.

Winner's will be posted on my blog tomorrow, so you only have til midnight Pacific time to leave a comment. I will be mailing these Wednesday.

Have a creative day!

{S}

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Stamping

Hello friends. I'm spending my Saturday afternoon getting crafty with my new MFT stamp set Witch Way is the Candy and creating for MFT's Weekly Sketch challenge.


Here's this week's sketch




Here's my take on the sketch

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Supplies: MFT Stamp: Witch Way is Candy? Cheesecloth Background stamp. Solid cardstock and patterned paper Anna Griffin Bat-tastic. Celebrate it! Ribbon, Copic Markers: W10, C1,C2 and Y38. Stickles: Crystal, Glossy accents. Misc: stars and glitter embellie

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I tried my hand at shading the bat's wings with my Copic markers. I think they turned out pretty good but I would really like to take some Copic classes. Now that my kids are back in school as of this week I'll be looking forward to checking out some YouTube videos and learning some new techniques in the quiet of my own home. If you have some videos to suggest, please leave me a link in the comments. Thanks so much!


If you'd like to create for this week's sketch there is still time. Click the image to find out all the info:

http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/category/wednesday-stamp-club/

Have a creative day!

{S}

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello Unity friends! Thanks for joining us today for another fun Unity Thursday!! 


Unity has a 40% off sale



and something new releasing today from


And these fun little guys from


Here's something I created with the new Susan Weckesser garden what not collection



We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.

Here's all our participants for today's inspiration

Have a creative day

{S}



Monday, August 18, 2014

More fun with Anna Griffin stamps and All About Kindness Card kit

Hello friends, I'm back with more designs to share that I created for Anna's last show on HSN. I never realize until I start to go back thru my galleries just how many projects we create for each show. I am continually amazed at how many beautiful products are developed for each show.

Today I am sharing projects from the Self Inking Autumn Wreath Doily Stamp Set and the All About Kindness Card kit.

Here's a few samples I created with the stamp set.


I used the medallions to create a background using Anna's grey ink pad and then created a small doily which I fussy cut and adhered to the front of the card.



I used some pieces of the Garden Window card making kit and used one of the medallion images to create a background again. Satin ribbon always gives Anna's cards a finished look.


Next I have some samples from the All About Kindness Card kit.







With all the images Anna adds to each card kit, it isn't hard to create truly beautiful cards that you are proud to give friends and family.

Have a creative day!

{S}

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Hello friends! It's time for a new Unity Stamp of the Week Sunday reveal!


{Harvest of a Heart}



I've been dabbling with my new water colors and wanted to give them a try with this image.


Supplies: DCWc bright cardstock stack, Dear Lizzy Luck Charm patterned paper, Misc ribbon and flowers from Iamroses.com

For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  
Now remember, you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own.  
Have a creative day!
{S}

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday Stamping

Hello friends. I'm spending my Saturday evening playing my new MFT stamps and dies. I love creating along with MFT's Weekly Sketch challenge.


Here's this week's sketch


I was so happy that my order arrived in time to create with the new products! I ordered Tuesday night at 10 and my package arrived Friday! How awesome is that!

I wanted to create with the Spooky Window die and try using the distress inks and water to create a sky background. It's my first time trying this technique.

Here's my take on the sketch

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Supplies: MFT Stamp: Witch Way is Candy? and Cheesecloth background. MFT Dienamics: Spooky Window Tim Holtz Distess Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean. Iris: Fresh Green. Eyelet Outlet witch hat brad and small grey pearls.

If you'd like to create for this week's sketch there is still time. Click the image to find out all the info:

http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/category/wednesday-stamp-club/

Have a creative day!

{S}