Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sentimental Sunday: Owl Notes

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, featuring some Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps fun!







Supplies:
Lydia Evans - Video Designer
Loves Rubberstamps Store

Challenges for this card:
613 Avenue Create - #130: Anything Goes
The Crafting Cafe - June: Black and White
Crafty Boots - Black and White
Crafts Galore Encore - June Anything Goes (2 of 3)
One Crazy Stamper - June: Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Paper Creator's Crafts - #39: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #39: Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Mema's Crafts Challenge - June: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Scrapper's Delights - June Anything Goes #45
Sugar and Betty - June: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - June Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Sisters of Craft - June: Anything Goes (2 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!


Saturday, June 27, 2015

JessicaLynnOriginal: True Love LAUNCH!

Love is in the air!! Happy Saturday and WELCOME to release day at JessicaLynnOriginal.com! Today we are launching this fantastic new love-themed clear stamp set called "Love is a Big Deal". Super sweet graphics and sentiments with a lovely romantic theme. You may notice that this set pairs exceptionally well with the current Brentwood Owl set "Happy Valentine's Day: I Love You".

So join us in celebrating all things LOVE with this versatile new stamp set. Perfect for weddings, Valentine's Day, Sweetest Day, or just showing that special someone that you are thinking about them! The sentiments fit into the archway and the butterflies are happy to flit around the flowers.


If you came here from Wiebke's blog, you are in the right place! Remember, if you leave a comment on each Design Team member's blog during the hop, you will be entered to win a $10 gift certificate to JessicaLynnOriginal.com!


I have THREE projects to share with you today! YES THREE!!! I had so much fun playing with these stamps ;) Here we go!



I had this idea as soon as I saw this image! I knew I wanted a card with just this image as the focal point and a TON of dimension (I do mean a ton!). Lots of die cuts, some black hemp twine, flowers, black stickles, french script embossing folder, square Nestabilities, and viola! Here are some other views:



To me, this is an elegant wedding card. I was inspired by this AWESOME picture over on If You Give a Crafter a Cookie. SO adorable, little black and white spotty hedgehog love!


Other challenges for THIS card:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #94: Seeing Red
Craft for the Craic - The Big Occasion (wedding)
Sister Act - #112: Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - June Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Ladybug Crafts - June: Use Your Dies
One Crazy Stamper - June: Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Paper Creator's Crafts - #39: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafting With An Attitude - #4: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Little Miss Muffett - #114: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - #39: Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - DTBST #287: Tic Tac Toe (Die Cuts, Circles/Dots, Glitter and Shine - glitter on the dots of the letters in the block, rhinestone in the flower center, dots on the letters, swirly die cuts everywhere)
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie - #21: Photo Inspiration
Creative Moments - #71: Embossing (dry) (2 of 3)
Fresh Brewed Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Penny's Papercrafty - #233: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Sisterhood of Craft - Wedding
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Inky Impressions - IIC#215: Embellish It
Die Cuttin' Divas - #221: Wedding
Cuttlebug Mania - Sentimental Journey (Used Embossing folder, Die for the swirls, Die for scalloped card base)
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Mema's Crafts Challenge - June: Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - June #6: Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Scrapper's Delights - June Anything Goes #45

My next card pairs the new set with a current Brentwood Owl set called "Happy Valentine's Day: I Love You".  I created this custom patterned background from this wonderful sentiment and matched it up with sweet little Brentwood!


This layout is a sketch from Bugaboo - Stella Says Sketch #310. Also, a color challenge from the YNS blog. Here are the pictures:


Other Challenges for THIS card:
Crafty Ribbons - #122: Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration - #84: Ribbon, Lace or Twine (2 of 3)
Crafting For All Seasons - #105: Cute and Summery
Papertake Weekly - TrioTastic (3 sequins)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #86: Anything Goes
Art By Miran - #35: Anything Goes

My last card uses that awesome LOVE block image again. It just SCREAMS wedding cards to me. You can be as elegant or as playful as you like with these stamps. It's fantastic! 

This project follows the current Mojo Monday sketch (#403). I used a rainbow of colors on this card from the Fun Stampers Journey Challenge (#5: Colors) to show some versatility and finally play with this color palette. If you check the photo inspiration from Bugaboo this week you'll SEE this card in the picture too! I loved it, what a nice piece they chose for us to play with! 

And a close-up to show a little of the color and dimension. I used Diamond stickles on the dots of the letters. A line of blue rhinestones per the sketch finish this off with tons of glitz and glam. Say "I love you" in STYLE!

Here are the inspiration pieces:




Other challenges for THIS card:
Catch the bug - Photo Inspiration
Sugar and Betty - June: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - June Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Sisters of Craft - June: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Fun Stampers Journey - #5: Colors

Prizes! Remember, leave a comment on each blog of the hop for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to JessicaLynnOriginal.com! If you've gotten lost along the way, CLICK HERE for a full blog hop list and order!


The hop continues with Christina's blog. Thanks for stopping by today, and enjoy the hop! I hope we can bring you some inspiration on this beautiful Saturday. Stamp happy!


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Friday, June 26, 2015

Wags 'n Whiskers #157: More Than One Fold

TGIF! Boy am I glad it's Friday (and that I survived the week). I managed to sneak a bit of stamping time to bring you a new card for today!

This next challenge up at Wags 'n Whiskers is: #157 - More Than One Fold. This was a bit tougher for me, but in the end I ended up making it into a tri-fold, and I'm happy with how it turned out. Here is my creation, featuring the image Steal A Kiss.


 Partially open view:
 Further open, you can see the second fold here:
I used the sketch from the Bugaboo Challenge Blog (Stells Says Sketch #310) and this week's Color Throwdown (#348). What a great combo this is! So perfect for summer. I turned the sketch into a tri-fold card in order to work with our W'n'W challenge this week.






Challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have an AWESOME weekend! Tomorrow is the JessicaLynnOriginal second stamp set release of summer. It is fantastic!! Until then...happy stamping. :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Loves Rubberstamps #157: Use a Die Cut

Good morning stampers! It's Tuesday, and that means a new challenge is up over at the Loves Rubberstamps challenge blog! Challenge #157: Use a Die Cut. Doesn't get much easier than that! There are prizes to be won, so get out your toys and play along with us! 


Today's challenge is sponsored by The East Wind. Here is my creation for today's challenge, using their image: Lucy Loo Star Struck.



Supplies:
Flag Die
Sequin Ribbon
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Patterned Paper from my stash


I used the Catch The Bug June Bingo grid for this challenge - my bingo is the color combo (Orange, Pink, Teal), Ribbon (the sequin ribbon) and embossing (dry embossing of background layer), and Sweet Stampin' also had bingo (embossing, orange, die cut):


Challenges for today's card:
Catch the Bug - Bingo
The Paper Girls - #82: Happy Birthday
Sweet Stampin' - Bingo
Sassy Studio Designs - DTBST #286: Anything Goes
Great Impressions - June: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Creative Corner Challenges - Bling (glitter paper and sequins!)
Seize The Birthday - Birthday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #12: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Dream Valley - #109: Girly
Lacy Sunshine Colour Your World - ending June 28th (2 of 3)

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, June 21, 2015

Comments

Hello to all my lovelies! Thank you so much for your comments and emails regarding the blog. I changed ONE setting the other day (100% through blogger) and for some reason it's not working right. I put it back to the original settings and I really hope that makes it work! Ugh, technology, don't do this to me....!

If you are trying to leave a comment and it won't work, please let me know and I'll keep trying to fix it. Sheesh, you try to make something a little more streamlined and look what happens... ;) Happy Sunday everyone!

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Sensational Sunday: TGF 50s Sweethearts

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, featuring 50s Sweethearts from The Greeting Farm


Supplies:
The Greeting Farm - 50s Sweethearts
Blending Cardstock

Colored Pencils and Gamsol
Nestabilities
Memento Ink
Mono Multi (of course!)
Red Liner Tape
Dimensional Foam Dots

Metal brad flowers
Colored cardstock from Stampin' Up!

Loves Rubberstamps Sensational Sunday Blog Hop List:
Laura Love - Loves Rubberstamps Blog
Dangina Martinez
Lydia Evans - Video Designer
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, June 20, 2015

Kitty Bee Designs: June Spotlight

Hello everyone, and WELCOME to the weekend! I think it's almost impossible not to be happy on a sunny summer Saturday! I'm here this morning with my VERY FIRST monthly spotlight as a new member of the fantastic Kitty Bee Designs DT. I'm so excited!



I can't even TELL you how much I adore this sweet bunny. I really can't! The second I saw him, I had so many ideas. This was the first one, with him reaching for the stars and having some fun bling and sparkle taking him up, up & away! The sentiment is from Verve.

I used Mojo Monday #402 for this little guy, and some Red, White & Blue inspiration from the DRS Designs challenge. Here are the swatches:



I colored him up with Copics (C00, C1, R24, B36), and cut all my circles with Nestabilities. The paper is from an old Target Dollar Spot grab, along with Stampin' Up! cardstocks. Cuttlebug embossing forlder for the background, some nesting star punches, Flag dies from Verve, a few sequins, a LOT of foam tape, and viola! The sweetest lil red, white & blue guy around!

Challenges for today:
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Animal Cards 4 Kids (1 of 2)
Cut It Up - #73 Stars AND Stripes (and a Die Cut)
DRS Designs - #179: Inspired By Color
Art Impressions Challenge - #162: Red, White and Blue (1 of 2)
Paper Shelter - #208: Make It Digital (2 of 3)
Crafty Gal's Corner - #24: Red, White and Blue
Sister Act - #111: Anything Goes
Suzy Bee - #85: Anything Goes with a Twist of Blue
Penny's Papercrafty - #232: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Great Impressions - June: Anything Goes (2 of 3)

Hoping that all you stamping beauties have a fantastic weekend. Stamp happy!


Friday, June 19, 2015

Simply Papercraft #7 with Lacy Sunshine!

I'm so happy it's finally Friday! What a busy week with work, but I'm done with work-related travel for 2 months now; I'm thrilled about that! Finally online and blogging today to share 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 sponsored by Lacy Sunshine (one of my AB-SO-LUTE favorite digi places). As always, fantastic prizes are up for grabs! Free digis? Yes, please!


I used this awesome Fantail Enchantress image from Lacy Sunshine. She's sooo pretty, I love her hair! Some Copics, brads & rhinestones, a FABULOUS charm from a set I just picked up the other day (perfect timing), different color cardstocks (including metallic gold, mmm!), Cuttlebug embossing folders, brads, rhinestones, and ribbon and viola! A beautiful Lacy is ready for the weekend! ;)


As usual, I chose a fun sketch and color challenge to play along in. The sketch is Viva la Verve June week 3, and the color pallette from this week's ColourQ (#295) shown below - so pretty.



Challenges for today:
Inspiration Destination - #38: Anything Goes
Penny's Papercrafty - #232: Anything Goes (entry 2 of 3)
Lacy Sunshine Color Your World - ending June 28th
Papertake Weekly - Oh So Pretty (gems and other bling is pretty!)
Crafty Creations - #291: Embossing
Fab 'n' Funky - #264: Gorgeous Girls
The Paper Shelter - #208: Make It Digital (digi image)
Whimsy Inspiration - #84: Ribbon, Lace or Twine (I used ribbon and linen thread on this) {entry 1 of 3}
Great Impressions - June: Anything Goes (1 of 3)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies on the Simply Papercraft blog for your chance to win! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Creative Knockouts #94: Make It Funny

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 (#94) where the challenge is....Sentimentally Yours!  This week's sponsor is Doodle Pantry, and oh yes, there is a prize to be won!

I printed this awesome Chili Pepper Set PRE-COLORED. It comes with color and black & white of all of the images when you buy a set. WOW!!! I love that - if you need something quicker you are all set to go! Papers are from an old Dollar Spot grab from Target, button is Nikki Sivils, Circles done with Nestabilities, flag dies from Verve, lots of foam tape and viola!

Lots of dimension to this piece, I used foam tape to pop up the various layers. This card follows the June Viva la Verve sketch for week 1.





Ok, I always say this, but I really like this sketch!! I flipped it, as you can see, but there are some really fun design elements to work with between the flags and the BIG circle piece!

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

Challenges:

Inspiration Destination - #38: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - #64: Anything Goes
Penny's Papercrafty - #232: Anything Goes (entry 1 of 3)
Open Minded Crafting Challenge - #38: Doodle (#3 of 3 - doodles on main image and the sentiment flags)
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - #84: Make It Male (#2)
Craft Your Passion - #266: Anything Goes
Doodle Panty - #6 Anything Goes (Digital)

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




Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sensational Sunday: Monochromatic Vintage!

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!


Supplies:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Music Printers
Blending Cardstock

Nestabilities
Memento Ink
Mono Multi (of course!)
Red Liner Tape
Dimensional Foam Dots

May Arts Ribbon
Karen Foster Metal Key
Colored cardstock from Stampin' Up!

Loves Rubberstamps Sensational Sunday Blog Hop List:
Laura Love - Loves Rubberstamps Blog
Dangina Martinez
Lydia Evans - Video Designer
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, June 13, 2015

JessicaLynnOriginal.com: Beam Me Up!

Good morning! Are you ready for the continuation of an awesome release day!? ALRIGHT! I am too! JessicaLynnOriginal.com has the MOST FUN new Brentwood Owl sci-fi set available beginning today! Check him out on Jessica's blog (and be SURE to stop by to see what she has for you....) and pick up your new 1950's Brentwood Owl Space Ranger set in the JessicaLynnOriginal.com store NOW! 

(Did you hear my SUBTLE HINT that you can win this set, right now, today, just by commenting on Jessica's Blog Post? Oh, you didn't?? Well it's out there now!)

I hope you enjoyed my first project, featuring Brentwood as a LGM from the movie Toy Story. If you missed it, scroll down after you check out this "Out of this World" birthday card!

My second project....uh oh, the aliens are on the prowl! They are going to be in for a surprise when they start studying that cow, I think. ;) No outdoor scene is complete without twinkling stars (and a sliver of moon!). You can see that the "Happy Birthday" is out of this world...and appears to be getting beamed up along with the cow!



A quick shot showing some of the dimension this project has. I need some stock in dimensional tape, I think... ;)



Challenges:

Catch the Bug - Travel (SERIOUS TRAVEL for poor Mr. Cow! hehe, man, I love this image. I think interstellar travel qualifies, don't you?)
Just Us Girls - #297: Stacked Die Cuts (grass, sentiment panel)
Aud Sentiments - #133: Bingo (Die cut, stamp, markers) {#3 of 5}
Crafting With An Attitude - #4: Anything Goes {#2 of 3}
Little Red Wagon - #293: Old MacDonald Had A Farm (cow!)
Sweet Stamps - #225: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - #37: Anything Goes 
Penny's Papercrafty - #231: Favorite Embellishment (either brads or glitter, and I have both :D)
Through The Purple Haze - June: Bright Colors
Creative Fingers - #83: Anything Goes {#2 of 3}

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit Jessica today and ENTER TO WIN THIS SET!!! Yep you heard me. A comment-to-win giveaway is going on now and it could not be easier to take Brentwood home with you! Check out all the offerings from the rest of the Design Team today - so many good cards. I have even more ideas now! 



JessicaLynnOriginal Release: Brentwood Owl L.G.M.!

Good morning! Are you ready for an awesome release day!? JessicaLynnOriginal.com has the MOST FUN new Brentwood Owl sci-fi set available beginning today! Check him out on Jessica's blog (and be SURE to stop by to see what she has for you....) and pick up your new 1950's Brentwood Owl Space Ranger set in the JessicaLynnOriginal.com store NOW! 

I was pretty busy having fun with him this week. I made two samples that I hope will bring you some great inspiration. Be sure to visit the rest of the design team as well, everyone has been hard at work and really knocked this one out of the park!

My first project....Brentwood Owl "Little Green Men (LGM)" from Toy Story! I absolutely could NOT RESIST doing this. I wasn't sure it would work out, but I think I'm pretty happy with the result:

Closeup:

 A quick shot showing all the dimension this project has (SO.MUCH.foam.tape!):

This card follows the Viva la Verve June sketch #2 - I had to do some thinking about this sketch but I've decided that....I LOVE IT. You know the crooked layers get me every time but I've seen a lot of people playing along and all the cards are gorgeous. So...yep, sign me up for these cool background layers any time! I have my OCD under control ;) 


And a bright & fun color palette:



Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit Jessica today and see what she's got...and the rest of the DT will have mega inspiration for you as well! Come back in a couple of hours to see my second project with this great set...UFO, anyone??

Challenges:


Creative Colors #37: Colors plus use a Bird

Aud Sentiments - #133: Bingo (Die cut, stamp, markers) {#2 of 5}
Crafting With An Attitude - #4: Anything Goes {#1 of 3}
Inspiration Destination - #37: Anything Goes 
Pile It On - #72: Masculine
Creative Fingers - #83: Anything Goes {#1 of 3}
Sister Act - #110: Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday - Animal Birthday
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - #84: Make It Male
Left of Center - #82: For The Boys
Crafting For All Seasons - #104: It's a Boy Thing {#3 of 3}
Shopping Our Stash - #205: Cute Critter Alert