Friday, July 31, 2015

Simply Papercraft #10: Anything Goes

I'm so happy it's finally Friday! Later today my son is hopefully getting a hard, short-arm cast on his other arm, if the doctors think everything is healed well enough post-surgical bone setting and all that. So keep a good thought for us! Finally grabbing some time for 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 Faery Ink and Stitchy Bear. As always, fantastic prizes are up for grabs! Free digis? Yes, please!


I used this adorable digi stamp from Faery Ink today, with a pretty simple layout. The sentiment is a red rubber stamp from Paper Makeup.


I followed a sketch again today, this is Viva la Verve July #4:



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

Challenges:


Inspiration Destination - #44: Anything Goes

Viva la Verve - July #4
Crafty Gals Corner - #30: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday: Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Creative Fingers - #88: Anything Goes {2 of 3}
One Stitch At a Time - #242: Children
Artistic Inspirations - #136: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - #70: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #272: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Creative Craft Cottage - #44: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #14: Anything Goes (3 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, July 30, 2015

Creative Knockouts #100: Dry Embossing with SSD

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's Thursday is off to a fantastic start. We are finally getting the hard cast on DS#1's arm tomorrow so really looking forward to that!

This morning I want to share a super fun card for this week's Creative Knockouts (#100) where the challenge is....Dry Embossing!  This week's sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs, and oh yes, there is a prize to be won! You KNOW how much I love SSD...I had a lot of fun creating this card:



And here is a close-up of the image so you can see all the glitter I added. I felt like her dress was just swishing and swirling....that needed a little sparkle!



I printed this beauty, and colored her with Copics. I used a Quickie Glue Pen and some of my amazing Art Institute Glitters (best glitter EVER!) to do the lines and spots for extra sparkle. I kept it pretty simple so the image would really come through (I think this is one of my favorite Sassys EVER!!). I did follow a sketch though, along with a photo inspiration. Viva la Verve July #3 and Addicted to Stamps #155: Photo Inspiration:





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


Challenges:


Inspiration Destination - #44: Anything Goes

Penny's - #238: Use Ribbon (1 of 3 - there is ribbon at the top near the tab and flower element)
Repeat Impressions - WIW: July Anything Goes
Viva la Verve - July #3
Crafty Gals Corner - #30: Anything Goes
Creative Moments - #73: Bingo (Die cut/punch - image - flowers) (2 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday: Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Addicted to Stamps - #155: Photo Inspiration (colors, adding flower)
Lacy Sunshine - Colour Your World 7/26 - 8/8 (2 of 3)
Ladybug Crafts - July Birthday (3 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #88: Anything Goes {2 of 3}
613 Avenue Create - #134: Anything Goes (did not play the twist this time) (2 of 3)
Sister Act - #116: Anything Goes 
Artistic Inspirations - #136: Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs - #31: Birthday (3 of 3)
Seize The Birthday - Embossing (dry for me) (1 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - #70: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #272: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Creative Craft Cottage - #44: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #14: Anything Goes (2 of 3)

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



Monday, July 27, 2015

JessicaLynnOriginal.com - Jasmine Becket-Griffith NEW RELEASE

Good morning! Are you ready for my card featuring JessicaLynnOriginal.com's newest stamp set release? On Saturday, THREE new stamps featuring the amazing art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith were released. I'm using "Clockwork Dragonling" for my card today. I think this art image is just gorgeous, and so much fun to color! I decided to keep my card layout a bit more simple to really showcase this image! I will be sharing projects with her, along with the other newly-released Working Dog Breed stamps over the next few weeks!


 

We are also having a CHALLENGE this week! It's a color challenge, you can use ANY stamps from ANY company....simply use the color scheme below on your project and link up with the linky collection on the JessicaLynnOriginal blog by 9 PM on Saturday August 1st for your chance to win! Details are on the post (just follow the link). Here is the color inspiration piece:


Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit Jessica and the rest of the DT to see all of their mega inspiration for these new sweeties as well! 

Challenges:
Hope everyone has a great day! Stamp happy!


Missing In Action

Hello friends! Sorry it's been pretty quiet around the blog this last week or two. My older son was doing some "No Hands!!" trick swinging and fell off, breaking both of his wrists. One required a procedure (not surgery, but he had to be put under anesthesia for it) in order to set it. It's been a bit of a roller coaster around here, but my mom is here now helping out for a few weeks and I'm able to get a few things done! Posts will be trickling in and getting back to normal with challenge blogs, stamp releases, spotlight posts, and other "Just for Fun" challenges. Casts will be off right about the time school starts, so keep a good thought for him (and all of us) and send some happy vibes our way!

Hope everyone is having a good summer (don't break anything!)...stamp happy!

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Kitty Bee Designs - July Spotlight Day!

Hello everyone, and WELCOME to the weekend! I think it's almost impossible not to be happy on a sunny summer Saturday...although it's VERY hot and humid here today, yikes! I'm here this morning with my monthly spotlight for the FANTASTIC Kitty Bee Designs DT. I am SO in love with all of these little sweeties. If you are new to Kitty Bee, you HAVE to check them out. Seriously adorable and awesome to color!


I used a color and sketch challenge for this little darling pup today - Cosmic Colors #15 and Viva la Verve July #1:

  
Challenges for today:
Catch The Bug - July Bingo (Bling, No Square, Texture)
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge: Anything Goes (4 of 5)
Inspiration Destination - #42: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Don't Be A Square (3 of 5)
Lacy Sunshine - Colour Your World (3 of 3)
Card Mania - CMC#70: Anything Goes (4 of 5)
Aud Sentiments - #136: Anything Goes + Sentiment (3 of 5)
CCC Digi Creations - #29: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Creative Craft Cottage - #43: Layer it Up (2 of 3)
Brown Sugar Challenge - #155: Girly (2 of 3)
Viva la Verve - Sketch #1 for July
Cosmic Colors - #15: Colors
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday (3 of 3)
Ladybug Crafts - July: Birthday
Scribbles Designs - #31: Birthday
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Craftin' Desert Divas - Birthday Linky Party

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fabulous weekend - stay cool!


Friday, July 17, 2015

Simply Papercraft #9: A Day for Daisies

**This is my second post today, scroll down for my OTHER Simply Papercraft project with SSD!**

I'm so happy it's finally Friday! And I have TWO cards for you today - Simply Papercraft has two sponsors that I just LOVE and I couldn't decide...so I have cards from both! ;)  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 Sassy Studio Designs (SSD) and A Day for Daisies. As always, fantastic prizes are up for grabs! Free digis? Yes, please!


My second card today uses this gorgeous, GORGEOUS Braid in my Hair image from A Day For Daisies. I've coveted this image for awhile, so happy to have it and had a blast coloring her! The sentiment is an old Stampin' Up! set that I still use often for cards called Small Script.


I used a color and sketch challenge for this beauty - ColourQ 299 and Viva la Verve July #2:


Challenges for today:
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge: Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Inspiration Destination - #42: Anything Goes
Penny's Papercrafty - #236: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Papertake Weekly - Don't Be A Square (2 of 5)
Lacy Sunshine - Colour Your World (2 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - #135: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - #132: Anything Goes (no twist) (3 of 3)
Crafts Galore Encore - July: Use a Stamp or Digi (3 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #87: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Card Mania - CMC#70: Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Aud Sentiments - #136: Anything Goes + Sentiment (2 of 5)
CCC Digi Creations - #29: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #270: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Sisters of Craft - July: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Sugar and Betty - July Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - July Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Creative Craft Cottage - #43: Layer it Up (so many layers here! and foam tape!)
Brown Sugar Challenge - #155: Girly
ColourQ - #299: Colors
Viva la Verve - Sketch #2 for July
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - July (2 of 2)

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 :)


Simply Papercraft #9: Sassy Studio!

I'm so happy it's finally Friday! And I have TWO cards for you today - Simply Papercraft has two sponsors that I just LOVE and I couldn't decide...so I have cards from both! ;)  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 Sassy Studio Designs (SSD) and A Day for Daisies. As always, fantastic prizes are up for grabs! Free digis? Yes, please!


My first card today uses this AWESOME Space Princess Sassy from SSD. I love her I LOVE HER! Seriously. Only the most bestest person or gift or whatever would be getting this card...hello, NERD GIRL SWOON! ;) The sentiment is a clear stamp from a Paper Pretties BBQ set, I thought the bold font was perfect for her.


Colors inspired by this color palette on The Color Sisters (#22)


Challenges for today:
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge: Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Inspiration Destination - #42: Anything Goes
Penny's Papercrafty - #236: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Papertake Weekly - Don't Be A Square (1 of 5)
Lacy Sunshine - Colour Your World (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspriations - #135: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - #132: Anything Goes (no twist) (2 of 3)
Crafts Galore Encore - July: Use a Stamp or Digi (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #87: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Card Mania - CMC#70: Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Aud Sentiments - #136: Anything Goes + Sentiment (1 of 5)
CCC Digi Creations - #29: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #270: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Art By Miran - #36: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Sisters of Craft - July: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Color Sisters - #22: Color Palette
Sugar and Betty - July Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - July Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Creative Craft Cottage - #43: Layer It Up (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, July 16, 2015

Creative Knockouts #98: Outdoors!

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 (#98) where the challenge is....Outdoors!  This week's sponsor is Color Ink Digital, and oh yes, there is a prize to be won!


Here are my inspiration pieces for this card Fun Stamper's Journey colors and Repeat Impressions photo challenge:




I printed some of the images from this adorable Bonfire Night mini set into a scene, and colored the fire with Copics. I used a Quickie Glue Pen and some of my amazing Art Institute Glitters (best glitter EVER!) to do the fireworks. It was hard to capture the sparkle in the photo but it turned out pretty well. A nice sparkle for a fun and easy masculine birthday card.


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

Challenges:


Inspiration Destination - #42: Anything Goes

Penny's - #236: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday
Repeat Impressions - WIW: Photo Inspiration J1515
Fun Stamper's Journey - July Colors

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

Monday, July 13, 2015

JessicaLynnOriginal.com: Working Dogs New Release!

Good morning! Are you ready for my card featuring JessicaLynnOriginal.com's newest stamp set release? On Saturday, TWO new sets were released - Toy Dog Breeds and Working Dog Breeds. Click the set names to go to the JessicaLynnOriginal.com store!

I've been playing around with the Working Dog Breeds, and will be sharing projects over the next few weeks...starting today!


This card follows this week's Sketch Saturday (#369), another great one!



Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit Jessica and the rest of the DT to see all of their mega inspiration for these new sweeties as well! 

Challenges:




Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sensational Sunday: Sympathy

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 goodness!



Supplies:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Country Church
Blending Cardstock
Copic Markers
Glitter Dots
White Grosgrain Ribbon
Distress 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
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, July 11, 2015

JessicaLynnOriginal.com: Toy and Working Dogs RELEASE!

Happy Saturday morning everyone! Today JessicaLynnOriginal.com is launching TWO fun new dog sets - Toy Dog Breeds and Working Dog Breeds. These are available NOW at JessicaLynnOriginal.com, and the Design Team will be posting inspirational samples for the rest of the month so you can see how much fun these sets are! 

I'll be back soon with a sample, and be on the lookout for more! Visit the Design Team's blogs, as well as the blog of owner Jessica Lynn, for more fun dog day inspiration!

Toy:


Go check them out! Links are live, and the DT has rocked the sample projects. You will need new stamps AND a dog by the time you're done shopping ;)

Stamp happy!
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Friday, July 10, 2015

Kitty Bee Aloha Friday #51: Christmas in July (Mid-Inspiration)

**This is my second post today. Scroll down for Wags 'n Whiskers challenge #158 inspiration**

Well, I am STILL glad it's Friday... ;) I have to run in to work for a little while today, and then if it warms up at all I think I'll take the kids swimming. Going to be ANOTHER day of running! What happened to my relaxing summer that I had planned??

Aloha Friday is in full swing over at Kitty Bee Designs! Our current challenge is #51: Christmas in July, and this is week #2. The second week is our mid-inspiration, so get the energy flowing again coming in to the weekend, and let's see some more great projects!! Get our your stamps and play along! Here is my project, featuring Lucy Boo's Christmas Package from our fantastic sponsor, Lacy Sunshine.


You know how much I love the Lacyes - SO much fun to color!! This little sweetie is just so perfect for a holiday card, I had to have her. Nothing too crazy with the layout, some Basic Grey papers, Cuttlebug embossing folder, this awesome new circle banner from Lil Inker (I'm so in love with the dies I got from them!!).

Here's the color inspiration start for my card today, from Inspired by Stamping. GORGEOUS!!




Challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have an AWESOME weekend! My Wags 'n Whiskers new challenge post can be found below this one this morning - a bonus card and blog post for this awesome Friday! Don't forget, tomorrow is another NEW JessicaLynnOriginal stamp set release. It is SO much fun! Until 8 AM tomorrow...happy stamping. ;)

Wags n Whiskers #158: Birthday

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: #158 - Birthday. Here is my creation, featuring the image Buddy's Balloon.


I used the sketch from the Bugaboo Challenge Blog (Stells Says Sketch #311) and this week's Creative Colors Challenge (#39). I threw in Tic Tac Toe from Cuttlebug Mania too. ;)



Supplies:
Basic Grey paper
Buddy's Balloon from Wags n Whiskers
Sentiment from Paper Pretties: Birthday Sentiments
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Stitched Circles from Lil Inker
Pinking Circles from Spellbinders
Silver sequins
Pacific Point corduroy button from Stampin' Up!
Foam Tape
Mono multi
Twine

Challenges:

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