Friday, September 30, 2016

September Release at Oddball Art Stamps!

Hello my dears! I have a HUGE post to share with you today. On Wednesday, Oddball Art Stamps had their September release, and it is AMAZING. Twelve....12....yes, TWELVE new images are available in the Etsy Shop right now! 

I've created projects with 5 of the images, and decided since this release is so big and fun, I'll share them all here in one post. No lines, no waiting! All of my coloring in these projects was done with Copics. I'm going to need to stock up on refills soon, at this rate! :)

This card uses Bat Love, Image No. 329. I told hubby that it must have been drawn just for him when I showed him my card (since the sentiment is so fitting!), LOL! For this card I used several sprays from Fun Stampers Journey to create this splattery background on the embossed panel, and the main image. Die is from Gina Marie Designs. 

I LOVE this image! It's No. 331, Dancing in the Dark. It makes for awesome Halloween cards when you pair it with the bats, skeleton, and/or sentiment that comes with this sweetie, or you can go other routes like I did here. Incredibly versatile and I just adore the sweet sassy look on her face! I gave her sassy hair to go with the grin and kept it CAS so she would stand out. All the embellies are from Fun Stampers Journey, along with the spray.

Here I'm featuring Image No. 333 - Ready Mom. You can see these little "tweeties" are all dressed up for some spooky fun!

This card shows off some of the Dancing Trees. This is Image No. 337. When I first saw these, I immediately thought of The Lorax drawings with their funky fun trees and vibrant colors. For this project I made them in pinky purples and orange sherbet, in honor of the tree guardian. I printed this Seuss sentiment to go along with it, and fussy cut the trees should I could place them just so. Some more spray on the background here so it wasn't TOO white, and lots of gold to finish "sprucing" it up! Dies from Gina Marie.

Here are those awesome Dancing Trees #2 (Image No. 337) again, this time done up in classic winter and Christmas fashion. Dies from Gina Marie and Lawn Fawn. Sentiment is Stampin' Up!. Background is watercolored with Twinkling H2O's. The "snow" effects are Tonic Nuvo drops....I love them!

Last but not least!! Dancing Trees #3 (Image No. 338) all dressed up and just dreaming of Christmas!!

Whew! That's all the showcases that I have to share with you today. My DT Sisters made some absolutely amazing projects, so be sure to pay them a visit too, and the fabulous Lizzy Love is sharing everything over the next few days on her blog as well. If you haven't yet, come over and join our Facebook Group, where we have a monthly Anything Goes Challenge, and check out all the new releases in the Oddball Shop!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Oddball Art Stamps FB Challenge Reminder - AG!

Good afternoon all! Today I'm sharing my Oddball Art Stamps Design Team challenge reminder card for September. We have two challenges per month at Oddball, the first one is the Facebook Challenge, which is always Anything Goes in theme. The challenge takes place on Facebook (obviously) and runs from the 1st through the last day of the month. Just upload your Oddball Art Stamps cards to the album and viola! There is also a themed blog challenge that you can check out and play along in!

Oh...and did you know...if you need this, or any other image (you do), you can receive 10% off your order using coupon code DTJENNIFER10. Perk package!

My second project for our September Anything Goes Facebook Challenge features this gorgeous back to school image...Maddie and Friends #109. She was colored up with a whole big pile of Copic markers. ;)

I have used cardstock, spray, silk, and sparkle dot embellishments from Fun Stamper's Journey today. So much fun to make a "mess" with our awesome sprays and paints! If you haven't checked them out, you NEED to! Dies are from Gina Marie (fishtail banner), sequins from Doodlebug Designs and also some Tonic Nuvo dots in clear and black thrown on there.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart - #127: AG (1 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #41: AG (2 of 3)
Lacy Sunshine - Sept 3: AG (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #103: AG (unlimited)
Craft Your Passion - #329: AG (1 of 3)
613 Avenue - #189: AG (2 of 3)
Crafty Calendar - September Back to School (2 of 3)
Pattie's Creations - #126 Back to School (2 of 2)
Scrap Creations - Back to School (2 of 2)
The Paper Nest Dolls - #9: AG (2 of 2)
Brown Sugar - #215: AG (1 of 2)
Outlawz - Festive Friday 9/9: School (1 of 3)

That's it for me today. I hope you're all having a fabulous day! Don't forget to check out the Oddball Art Stamps Facebook Group for more inspiration. I hope to see you playing along with your Oddball beauties!

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Aloha Friday #79 - School's In!

Good morning! Aloha Friday is in full swing over at Kitty Bee Designs! Our current challenge is #79: School's In, and this is week #2. Sorry for the late post, I know it's Tuesday but we were gone on a long Labor Day weekend getaway so I'm finally getting caught up. So it's your turn now, get our your stamps and play along! Our challenge this week is sponsored by both Sami Stamps and A Random Fan! Double your pleasure...and prizes!

My card features I Love Books from Sami Stamps. I have two little boys who started school on the 1st, so this was a perfect image for me for this challenge...I just love the way these images are drawn! This fella with his nose in a book could be either of my boys at any time, so I had lot of inspiration to draw from!

I chose this dotty circle die today for two reasons - one, it's new from Gina Marie Designs, and I was so excited, and two...because the challenge this month over at Sami Stamps (#41) is to add dots - so PERFECT, I found DOTS to add without overpowering the elements, patterns in the paper I wanted to use, or this sweet, sweet boy!!

Other challenges:
Brown Sugar - #214 Back To School (1 of 2)
Crafty Calendar - September Back to School (1 of 1)
Pattie's Creations - #126 Back to School 
Make My Monday - #29 Back to School
Melonheadz Challenge - School Rules
The Crazy Challenge - #230 Back to School
Crafting Musketeers - #41 Back to School
Open Minded Crafting Fun - #8 Back to School
Scrap Creations - Back to School
Crafting From the Heart - #126: AG (1 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #41: AG (1 of 3)
Lacy Sunshine - Sept 3: AG (3 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #101: AG (unlimited)
Jo's Scrap Shack - #154: AG (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #328: AG (1 of 3)
613 Avenue - #189: AG (1 of 3)
The Paper Nest Dolls - #9: AG (1 of 2)
Outlawz Color Challenge 9/6

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to link up your school creations over at Aloha Friday, and I hope you have an AWESOME day!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Creative Knockouts #157: Sparkle and Shine!

Good morning stampers! Two posts today, so scroll down for the AWESOME news and my FIRST CARD as a new DT member. You'll see my excitement if you check that post. ;)

As it is not just the first of the month but also Thursday, we have a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts where the challenge is....Sparkle and Shine! Oh gee, I hope I have SOMETHING shiny in this crafty stash.....HAHAHAHAHA! One of my favorite challenges as you know I love the glitter! ;)

This week's sponsor is Art by MiRan, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player!

Here is my project, featuring the beautiful Danica:

I really love this image, she's been on my wish list for awhile so I was thrilled to get a chance to use her! I colored her with Copics (of course). Added glitter to all of the stars, and used a glitter paper for the mat layer. The polariod-esque die here is from Fun Stampers Journey. Brads are from Basic Grey (waaaahhhh no more new BG for papercrafters....) and cardstock from PaperTrey. 

That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!