01 October 2014

Simon Says Stamp Happy News!

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Ooooh I am SO excited about October... I'm lucky enough to be the Guest Designer for the WHOLE month over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!!! HOW fun is that?! 


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My first card is for this week's 'Transport It' challenge, featuring Simple Stories goodies... but if you don't have them you can still play along, just use the theme! I've used Urban Traveler, which I have totally been hoarding because it is just. that. FAB.

I inked up one of my fav Lawn Fawn sets with some Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko ink, stamped the sentiment on a Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Banner die, and added a few My Mind's Eye enamel dots (so....I'm late to the enamel dot party but holy WOW I love them!)

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Play along with us for your chance to win a whole bunch of awesomeness (seriously...I wish I could win!). Have fun and I can't wait to see what you make! 

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Get the goodies I used on my card at Simon Says Stamp:





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26 September 2014

Authentique, May Arts & Imagine Crafts

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Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week featuring myself and other Artists In Residence from IMAGINE Crafts, along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.

If you missed my first hop post earlier in the week, be sure to go back and check it out here

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Authentique Paper and May Arts were so generous with the product they shared with the IMAGINE Crafts team I couldn't resist creating a second project. This time I used different papers, from the Harmony collection, and a fabulous pre-made journaling card.

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Here's how I made this:

1. Stamp image (from Crafter's Companion US) with Memento LUXE (Wedding Dress) on black cardstock. 

2. Sprinkle Stampendous Shabby Gold embossing powder on image panel and pre-printed Authentique journaling card; heat set from underneath. Repeat this process on large patterned paper piece for background layer.

3. Spray journaling card with IMAGINE Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Frost and GOld (see all that shine in the pic above?). 

4. Spritz small patterned paper piece and background piece with irRESISTable Colored Texture Spray in Wedding Dress and Tuxedo Black. 

5. Adhere Stampendous Glass Glitter (Black and Silver) on left side of background layer.

6. Adhere all pieces to card base and add two different looped May Arts ribbons. 

And Authentique has introduced some fabulous 8x10 cardstock pages with amazing sayings on them. We (the Artists in Residence) were all asked to take a pic with the one we got in our package. If you know me, you know I avoid the camera...... but here goes....(big thanks to my darling four year old son, who helped me take this pic!):

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Here are today’s other featured Artists In Residence projects:

Debbie Gaetz

There's more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs! Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company's design teams and to view the other prizes available.

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week's Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts.  Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th.  We‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.  
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Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

And as you can get the Harmony paper over at Simon Says Stamp, I'm also playing along with this week's Anything Goes challenge! Follow on Bloglovin

25 September 2014

Christmas Moose

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I colored up a little Stampendous Christmas fun recently - isn't this little guy adorbs? He just makes me giggle! I used my Spectrum Noir markers:

Body: GB10, GB8
Antlers: EB1, EB2
Scarf: CG1, CG2
Presents: CG1, CG2, CR7, CR6, IG1

Added some fun Christmas papers I've been hoarding and a bit of washi tape (I wish I could remember who made it, because it's my fav. So if you know.... tell me!!

And I played along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week.... it's Anything Goes, which rocks!


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24 September 2014

Happy Girls

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I'm playing along with this month's challenge at Crafter's Companion with this fun card! The theme is Autumn, so it made perfect sense to me to color up this Scruffy Little Cat stamp set because her name IS Autumn! I love how she looks with this pretty Authentique Autumn paper collection (are you sensing a theme here?!?!)

I colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers:

Coat, Boots: EB8, EB7, EB6, GB10 (boots only)
Pants: TB9, TB8
Purse: DR7, TN9, TN8
Shopping Bags: EB2, EB1, DG2, TN3
Skin: FS8, FS3, FS2
Eyeshadow: DG2, DG4
Lipstick: DR7, DR6
Hair: TN9, TN6, TN4, TN2

To make the sentiment fit the way I wanted it, I partially inked it and stamped it twice. That way it stacked, rather than being as long as it should be. Play along with us for your chance to win a $30/£0 gift voucher to the UK or US website!

You can enter on the Crafter's Companion US Facebook page: http://a.pgtb.me/NrHXPw or the Crafter's Companion UK Facebook page: http://a.pgtb.me/XW05Rt

This also works for this week's Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge!

And here's a closer look at the products I used (available from Crafter's Companion US, Simon Says Stamp, and Crafter's Companion UK...in that order below):




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22 September 2014

Fun with Authentique, May Arts & Imagine Crafts

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Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week featuring myself and other Artists In Residence from IMAGINE Crafts, along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.

Bright Dahlia

I really enjoyed creating this bright, cheerful project! The papers from Authentique are absolutely gorgeous aren't they? And they match the May Arts ribbon perfectly.... seriously. PERFECT!

Here's how I created this card:

Step 1: On white cardstock, stamp the Dahlia flower (Sheena Douglass for Crafter's Companion) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color with Spectrum Noir markers (GB7, GB5, GB4, GB1) and blendable colored pencils (88, 86, 21, 60, 57). Fussy cut and set aside.

Step 2: Cut all pieces of colored cardstock and large layer of patterned paper to size. Spray large piece of patterned paper with irRESISTable Texture Spray (Wedding Dress); set aside to dry.

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Step 3: Die cut three other patterned papers and adhere to scalloped circles. Spray the smaller two circles as well as the previously colored flower with Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Frost). 

Step 4: Outline the hexagonal pattern on largest die cut circle using Pico Embellisher (Wedding Dress).

Step 6: Adhere cardstock and patterned paper layers to card base. Tie gingham ribbon around card. Add colored twine to bow.

Step 7: Adhere remaining elements to card base.
 
Here are today’s other featured Artists In Residence projects:

Cathy Andronicou

Darsie Bruno

There's more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs!  Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company's design teams and to view the other prizes available.

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week's Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts. Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th.  We'll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.  

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Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.


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