Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sensational Sunday: Ride to Live

Good morning and welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links.


One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!

Here is my project for today! It's that time of year... Also with Father's Day coming up I'm getting into the mood for some masculine cards! These stamps are from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.




For this card I used Viva la Verve sketch #5 for May::


Lydia Evans - Video Designer
Loves Rubberstamps Store

A few great challenges for this card!
Open Minded Crafting - #37: Inspired by a Song {I would say that this is an easy one if a person wanted to guess along before I say what the inspiration song is for this card...but if I actually stop to think, there are a lot of possibilities!! It's Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf. ROCK ON!}
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Father's Day or Masculine
Inspiration Destination - #35: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - #61: Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - #118: For the Boys
DoubleClick Skittles - #23: Father's Day/Masculine
Mod Squad - Masculine
Tuesday Throwdown - #246: Anything Goes

So from here, your next stop is Pam! Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to comment for your chance to win! I'll see you back here in a day or two with another great project to share. Happy stamping!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Wags 'N Whiskers #155: Seeing Spots

TGIF!! Boy am I glad it's Friday. It's been quite a week here but now looking at a bit of family time, stamping, and relaxation....I hope!

This next challenge up at Wags 'n Whiskers is: #155 - Seeing Spots. Fun!!! I love adding in polka dots, spots, papers, buttons, and everything in between!  Here is my creation, featuring the image Happy Day.



I used this week's Deconstructed Sketch (#202) and Color Throwdown (#344). Such gems! I love this lemonade graphic :) Here are the inspiration pieces:




Challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have an AWESOME weekend! Happy stamping!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Loves Rubberstamps #153: Favorite Beverage with Impression Obsession!

Good morning stampers! It's Tuesday, and that means a new challenge is up over at the Loves Rubberstamps challenge blog! Challenge #153: Coffee/Tea/Favorite Beverage. There are prizes to be won, so get out your toys and play along with us! 


Here is my creation for today's challenge, using this awesome image from Impression Obsession. I have several of these fantastic and clever martini stamps, and I was so happy to see them for this beverage challenge! They have been under-utilized, and I NEED to fix that. If you haven't seen them, you NEED to check them out.  IO has some really fantastic images, and my folder of IO pretties is sitting out on my stamp table now! Be ready for more, my friends!

This is my...lounging-on-a-white-sand-beach-with-a-nice-breeze-and-lots-of-sunshine-and-waves-sipping-umbrella-(or birthday candle!!!)-drinks card. Striped towel, glittery, sparkly water... :)


Supplies:

Copic Markers (love 'em ALL!)
Mono Multi (of course!)

Challenges:
Impression Obsession - Ocean Breezes (beachy colors and beachy feel {well, I think so}!)
Pile it on - #70: Coffee, Wine or Adult Beverage

I also used Viva la Verve sketch #4 for May, and combined the DRS Designs color challenge with these summer fun colors (#175):

Thanks for stopping by today, I can't wait to see your creations for our sentiments challenge over at the Loves Rubberstamps challenge blog! I'll see you back here very soon with another great project to share. Happy stamping!




Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sensational Sunday: Rock On!

Good morning and welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links.


One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!

Here is my project for today! I had SO much fun with this one. When I first saw this sketch I was a little nervous (you know how I feel about "crooked" panels, hehe) but I really REALLY love how it turned out! These stamps are from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.





For this card I used Viva la Verve sketch #4 for May::


Supplies:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Flourished Guitar
Blending Cardstock
Memento Ink
Mono Multi (of course!)
Red Liner Tape
Dimensional Foam Dots


Loves Rubberstamps Sensational Sunday Blog Hop List:
Laura Love - Loves Rubberstamps Blog
Dangina Martinez
Lydia Evans - Video Designer
Loves Rubberstamps Store

A few great challenges for this card!
Open Minded Crafting: #37: Inspired by a Song (I always have Pandora or iPod on when I craft and I listen to a lost of classic rock. When I see this card I think Rolling Stones -- a little Sympathy for the Devil)
Inspiration Destination - #34: Anything Goes
Sister Act - #107: Anything Goes
Left of Center - #79: Black, White, and one other Color
Little Miss Muffet - #112: Anything Goes

So from here, your next stop is Pam! Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to comment for your chance to win! I'll see you back here in a day or two with another great project to share. Happy stamping!


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Start of Summer SHOWCASE: Blog Hoppin' with JessicaLynnOriginal!

Good morning!! I hope your holiday weekend is off to a great beginning! 

Welcome to the Start of Summer Design Team Showcase Blog Hop created by the JessicaLynnOriginal.com June 2015 - January 2016 Design Team! Today we are featuring projects using the new Brentwood Owl's Summertime Fun digital stamp to showcase and introduce our members! This fun stamp captures that summer vacation or holiday feel, and can be used in so many ways. Put your feet up and grab a cool drink to sip as you travel along the hop, getting inspired by the different takes from each of our designers. If you are coming from Wiebke's blog, then you are in the right place!

I have been a huge fan of Brentwood for years, I was actually on the first ever JessicaLynnOriginal.com DT way back when. And now I'm so thrilled to be back!


So...enough about me...let's get to the real reason you are here - some Brentwood inspiration! Here is my release hop project:



Isn't he adorable? I had so much fun playing with him this week. Some of the details are a bit hard to see, here is a closeup of the main image panel:


You may not be able to tell, but that is REAL BEACH SAND under Brentwood's feet. Mhm! :) Just seeing it makes me happy - I love the beach. REAL beaches....the ocean. Kinda tough for me being landlocked...  I made the cloud background using a template. Brentwood is colored with Copics. Papers from BasicGrey (of course).

This card layout is a sketch - Viva la Verve for May, week #3. Here it is:


What's a hop without a PRIZE?!? Well, it's not a JessicaLynnOriginal.com hop, I can tell you that much. ;) Let me know what you think of my card, this new Brentwood digi, or maybe let me know your FAVORITE beach (in the comments below). Comment on each of the blogs along the hop and you will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the JessicaLynnOriginal.com store. After the hop Jessica will randomly select a winner and announce it on her blog on Sunday, May 24th.

Next up in the hop is Christina's blog, where she has more fantastic summer love to share with you. 

Thanks for visiting with us! If you get lost along the way, or a link doesn't work, click HERE to get the full listing and find your way. Happy stamping...and happy hopping! Good luck in the draw my friends :)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Simply Papercraft #5

TGIF crafters! I have had a very nice but BUSY week with kiddo end of school year stuff, awards, competitions, field trips....plus house and work and all that jazz too. BUT I did get in some great crafting time, and today I'm sharing a new card for Simply Papercraft. Our bi-weekly challenges are ALWAYS "Anything Goes". I love this! Makes it easy and fun to combine challenges and really show off your best work. This week's challenge is "Clean and Simple (CAS) and is sponsored by DeeDee's Digis and Jiggery Makery. As always, fantastic prizes are up for grabs! Free stamps? Yes please!


I used this cute cute cute image from the set Right on Track from DeeDee's Digis. My little guy LOVES all things even remotely associated with trains so I knew this had to be made into a little boy's birthday card ASAP!


This card uses the current sketch from Sketch Saturday (#361) and the current color combo from the Color Throwdown (#CTD343). Perfect for boy cards!! Here are the inspiration pieces:


Other challenges for today:
Seize the Birthday - 5/21/15: Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - #290: To Die For (all die cuts on this card except background layers)
DoubleClick Skittles - #22: Birthday
Melonheadz Friends - All About Kids

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies on the Simply Papercraft blog for your chance to win! Stop back tomorrow first thing to take the JessicaLynnOriginal.com blog hop to meet the new Design Team and kick off summer! Until then, stamp happy!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Creative Knockouts #90: Sentimentally Yours!

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's Thursday is off to a fantastic start. This morning I want to share a super fun card for this week's Creative Knockouts (#90) where the challenge is....Sentimentally Yours!  This week's sponsor is The Stamping Boutique, and oh yes, there is a prize to be won!



I printed this awesome Chemistry Set and colored with Copics. I created the sentiment using Photoshop and various fonts from Kevin and Amanda's Fonts for Peas collection. I chose this bright paper from Basic Grey since I decided to make this a love/anniversary/wedding card. Using a non-traditional fun/clever/witty/nerd sentiment, I thought it really needed a bright look to it rather than the more classic "wedding look" (which I also love, btw). I added a little bit of sparkle to some of the bubbles with a glittery gold gel pen. It didn't really show up in the photo, here's a closeup of the main image:



This is such an awesome nerd image (I AM a nerd, and plenty proud of it!). I would have gone crazy with love and excitement if I had received this as a wedding card, hehe! :) {No, I am NOT kidding}

Lots of dimension to this piece, I used foam tape to pop up the various layers. This card follows the May Viva la Verve sketch for week 3.



Ok, I always say this, but I really like this sketch!! Simple and classic but so many options to fancy it up! I actually made 2 cards with it, you will see the second one on Saturday with a BIG design team blog hop from JessicaLynnOriginal.com! Make sure you are back here on Saturday because there's a great prize up for grabs.

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



Challenges:

The Stamping Boutique - #75: Die Cuts or Punches (Sentiment is a flag die cut + used Nesties)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #10: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - #34: Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - #290: To Die For (Sentiment is a flag die cut and I actually used rectangle Nesties on the main image since I printed a full sheet - that's kinda boring though, hehe!)
Penny's Papercrafty - #228: Anything Goes (entry 1 of 3)
Sentimental Sundays - #259: Funny or Cute Sentiment
Open Minded Challenge - #36: Wedding or Anniversary (This is a wedding/anniversary card if I have ever made one!)
Craft Your Passion - #262: Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #80: Anything Goes with a Twist of Pink (Pink sentiment panel for POP!)


I'll be back here tomorrow with a new challenge from Simply Papercraft. So many awesome upcoming challenges and fun events! Stamp happy! 




Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sensational Sunday for Guys

Good morning and welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links.


One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!

Here is my creation for today! I have always been a huge fan of Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps, I designed for them for a few years (I had to leave for personal reasons - family/kids/time, I was soooo sad!).  Since they are carried in the Loves Rubberstamps store - well, what a great excuse to pull them out and play!



I had some awesome inspiration for this card - I used Viva la Verve sketch #2 for May, along with the color challenge from The Male Room this week (#10). I always love a good sketch and/or color challenge! Especially sketches. Something about working within the constraints of the layout - my favorite kind! Here are the pieces:



Supplies:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Irish Blessing
Bo Bunny Paper
Blending Cardstock
Memento Ink
Buttons
Mono Multi (of course!)
Red Liner Tape
Dimensional Foam Dots

Colored cardstock from Stampin' Up!

Loves Rubberstamps Sensational Sunday Blog Hop List:
Laura Love - Loves Rubberstamps Blog
Dangina Martinez
Lydia Evans - Video Designer
Loves Rubberstamps Store

A few great challenges for this card!
Inspiration Destination - #33: Anything Goes
Sister Act - #106: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - #80: Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - #3: May AG (1 of 3)

So from here, your next stop is Pam! Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to comment for your chance to win! I'll see you back here in a day or two with another great project to share. Happy stamping!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Wags 'n Whiskers #154: Lots of Layers







Hello and Happy Friday! Wow, another week has just flown by around here. But all good things, the kids are staying busy, the weather is GORGEOUS and of course got in some stamping time!

Today we are bringing you a new challenge over at Wags 'n Whiskers. Who doesn't love LAYERS?! We want to see LOTS and LOTS of layers this time around! Don't forget, there are FREE STAMPS up for grabs! Bring on the floral fantasy with your lovely creations, and link up on the W'nW blog post!

Here is my card, using the image "Buddy's Balloon". You can find all of the available images in the Wags 'n Whiskers shop. This sentiment is from Verve Stamps


Don't you love the balloon tied to his cute little tail?? This is one of my all-time favorite Wags 'n Whiskers images :)

I used Viva la Verve's May sketch #2 for this card, along with the ColourQ for this week (#291). Here are the inspiration pieces:




Challenges:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Loves Rubberstamps #151: Add A Sentiment

Good morning stampers! It's Tuesday, and that means a new challenge is up over at the Loves Rubberstamps challenge blog! Challenge #151: Add A Sentiment. Doesn't get much easier than that! There are prizes to be won, so get out your toys and play along with us! This week's sponsor is Lacy Sunshine - I *adore* her images! Someone is going to be very happy after this challenge week!


Here is my creation for today's great challenge, using this pretty silhouette flower arrangement from PPRS. I thought the main image panel was a bit too bare, so I changed my plan for the sentiment and added it directly to the blush layer above the flowers.


Supplies:

Challenges:
Verve May Inspiration Challenge - Let It Bloom
Come and Get It - Got Flowers?
Eureka Stamps - #140: Flowers
Great Impressions - Celebrate Spring
Digi Chooseday - #19: Flower Power
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #85: AG w/Twist of Flowers
Crafting From The Heart - #59: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - #261: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today, I can't wait to see your creations for our sentiments challenge over at the Loves Rubberstamps challenge blog! I'll see you back here very soon with another great project to share. Happy stamping!



Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sensational Sunday with Prickley Pear!

Good morning and welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links.


One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!

Here is my creation for today! I have always been a huge fan of Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps, and since they are carried in the Loves Rubberstamps store - well, what a great excuse to pull them out and play!


The photo didn't really show the background and the glitter shine I added to all the silhouette flowers that weren't colored with Copics, so I took another that was zoomed in to the right side of the image to show a little bit of that sparkle.




Supplies:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Floral Garden
Copic Markers (love 'em ALL!)
Zig Clear Glitter Marker
Bo Bunny Paper
Blending Cardstock
Memento Ink
Button
Mono Multi (of course!)
Red Liner Tape
Dimensional Foam Dots
DCWV Glitter Stack scraps

I had some awesome inspiration for this card - I used the current Mojo Monday sketch (#396) after I flipped it on its side, along with the color challenge from the Color Throwdown this week (#341). Here are the pieces:



Fun, right? These are my two favorite challenge types, so I'm just thrilled to get them in this week during my stampin' sanity time!

Loves Rubberstamps Sensational Sunday Blog Hop List:
Laura Love - Loves Rubberstamps Blog
Dangina Martinez
Lydia Evans - Video Designer
Loves Rubberstamps Store

A few great challenges for this card!
Verve May Inspiration Challenge - Let It Bloom
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC#87: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - #32: Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - #47 In The Garden
Sister Act - #105: Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday - #18: Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - May Flowers
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #79: Anything Goes with twist of Flowers

So from here, your next stop is Pam! Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to comment for your chance to win! I'll see you back here in a day or two with another great project to share. Happy stamping!


Friday, May 8, 2015

Simply Papercraft #4 with Bugaboo Flowers

TGIF crafters! I have had a very nice week (it's Mother's Day week, after all!) with some great crafting time, and today I'm sharing a new card for Simply Papercraft. Our bi-weekly challenges are ALWAYS "Anything Goes" with an optional theme. I can NOT believe we are on challenge #4 already! Where did the time go?? This week's challenge is "Clean and Simple (CAS) and is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. As always, fantastic prizes are up for grabs! Free stamps? Yes please!



I used this absolutely gorgeous and elegant silhouette image called Dandelions and Butterflies. Now, hubs HATES the dandelions, and darling Son #2 loves to pick them and give to mama. But me, well, I just LOVE this image! (Anyway, someone tell hubs that yellow is pretty!). ;)


I think I did pretty well for our "Clean and Simple (CAS)" theme. Usually I can't stop adding stuff. But, a few spots of color on this lovely scene (couldn't resist!), some depth and dimension with foamies and embossing folder...and viola!

I have been playing around a bit with my photography for cards this week (and my photo editing!). What do you think? I'm having a bit of fun with it, but I'm feeling like there's definite improvement in the card's presentation!

Challenges for today:
Bugaboo Stamps - May Anything Goes
Verve Inspiration Challenge - May Flowers
Sisters of Craft - May Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - #243: Flowers for Her

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies on the Simply Papercraft blog for your chance to win! Stamp happy!


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Creative Knockouts #88: Distress It!

Good morning Bloglandia! I hope everyone's Thursdays are off to a fantastic start. This morning I want to share (what I think is...) a beautiful card for this week's Creative Knockouts (#88) where the challenge is....Distress It!  This week's sponsor is Lacy Sunshine, and oh yes, there is a prize to be won!



So, those who know me, know that I really like distressing in theory...but actually DOING it kinda freaks me out. I mean, I just colored this amazing image and spent some time doing so...now I have to mess it up?! eek!

(I guess that means it's a good "challenge" for me then!?) ;)


But...I DID IT! hehe. Here is my contribution to today, featuring Rory: Life is Grand. Lacy Sunshine has a lot of really fabulous images, I had trouble choosing just one to work with today! I guess having a wish list is a good thing, right? 




I printed Rory and colored with Copics. I used my Tonic hand held edge distresser dealie to rough up the edges of most of these papers. I chose papers from Basic Grey that had a bit of a distressed look to the pattern in them. To give my sentiment piece that "dropped in a puddle" look I placed a few drops of different Copic reinker fluid onto the paper, and then added drops of the blender solution on top! I used a sponge to push it around a bit and help redistribute the color. I stamped the sentiments in black Memento ink right over the top.

Even after all of my disclaimers, I have to say I was very, VERY pleased with how this card turned out. I think it has a nice distressed feel, while still showcasing the work of coloring and of course showing how sweet this little Rory is!

I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for this lovely (Mojo396). This is a great sketch, and really versatile. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to play along. I have another project idea too if I get a few free minutes today...


Challenges:

613 Avenue Create - #122: Anything Goes with optional "Feminine"
Inspiration Destination - #32: Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #9: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspirations challenge - #82: Colouring an Image (2 of 3)
Little Red Wagon - #288: Distress It

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

I'll be back here tomorrow with a new challenge from Simply Papercraft. Stamp happy!