Monday, July 6, 2015

Game On...

Happy Monday!  For all of my American friends I hope you had a nice 4th of July, and to all of my international friends I hope you had a nice weekend!  Today I am sharing a card here and on The Alley Way Stamps Blog using the new Old School Stamp Set... it is super simple but it reminds me of  playing late night dominos with my hubby...  (yeah, we are cool like that)

This card doesn't need much explanation as it was a simple stamping, fussy cutting and a heat embossed sentiment, but I bet it makes you want to busy out your dominos and play, hehehe!

I am adding this to the following challenge:
Happy Little Stampers - Clean and Simple

Happy Crafting!

Christmas Tag in July Challenge

Hello!  I am back to posting for the Challenges, and this week we are challenging you to create a Christmas tag.  During the month of July it is often fun to beat the heat by thinking about the other extreme, and this challenge did just that for me...

This tag is a fun combination of foiling, die cutting, and glitter glue.  To start I die cut this scene from cardstock that already had double sided adhesive on the one side of it.  After I ran it through several times ( tip: I also used a shim to make sure the small pieces were easy to remove ), I began removing all of the small pieces.  I then removed the other side of the double adhesive and laid my gold foil over top making sure to rub over every part of the die.  Once it was all covered in foil I diecut another circle in white and adhered the two together.  I finally went over the "snow" areas with stickles.  I then punched a hole at top to tie my ribbon and twine too.  The computer doesn't capture it very well, but the foil on here is gorgeous!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will join us in our challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:
Winter Village Scene Sweet Cut
Deco Foil Rose Gold
Super Sticky Tape Sheets
Stickles Glitter Glue

Friday, July 3, 2015

Two Stencils, One Background, Say What?!

Hello!  It's Friday, woot woot!!!  And we have a lovely weekend planned with the family to celebrate 4th of July so I am ready for this weekend to begin!  First though, I'm going to share a card today that you can also find on the Blog using two stencils to make one background, check it out...

This card was created using two stencil at one time to create this fun and lovely background.  How'd I do that?  Well I started by layering my stencils on top of each other and my cardstock.  My Kitchen Floor stencil went over the paper and then layered it with the Abstract Stencil on the top.  To hold them all in place I used wash tape around the edges.  I then began tracing over the top stencil (Abstract stencil) with my colored pencils in various colors.  Once I had colored the whole thing I removed the top stencil and colored in the open areas of the second stencil (Kitchen Floor) all with a grey colored pencil.  When this was finished I removed that stencil and finished my card by die cutting my butterfly and adhering it back in, adding pearls, and my sentiment embossed on vellum.  Hopefully that wasn't too confusing, because the technique really is a cool one.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Guesting with Butterfly Reflections Ink

Hello!  Today I have the pleasure of guesting with Butterfly Reflections Ink, yayness!!!!  It is so exciting because the lovely Vanessa has so many amazing and wonderful new products in her store that you MUST check out...

You know this peek has you dying to see more!  So make sure you stop by the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog for all the yummy details on the products I have used!

To create this card I started by stamping my little critters, coloring them in and fussy cutting them out.  Next I created my shaker element with distress inks, Lawn Fawn Dies, stamping and sequins.

I am also linking this up to the Virginia's View Challenge: 100% Stamping

And just for fun I'm going to share some of my favorite products in her store at this time:

This wooden stamp set

This Lace Background Stamp Set

She has the Clean Color Real Brush Markers as Inviduals!

 Botanical Love Set (sigh)

Summer Sun 6 x 6 Pad

Just to name a few!
Happy Crafting/Shopping!

PS - I am part of the affiliate referral for Butterfly Reflections Ink, but all oppinions are my own, and I absolutely love shopping there myself and love their incredible deals as well as customer service.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

V's Sweet Ideas July Challenge

Hello!!!!  It's a new month ( holy smokes! ) and that means there is a new challenge starting at V's Sweet Ideas, woot woot!  This month we are partying it up with the theme of celebrations... quite fitting since the 4th of July is just around the corner.  Here is what I've created for this new challenge:

To create this card I used the V's Sweet Ideas Birthday Wishes Stamp Set to stamp all of the balloon images and sentiment.  Once I was done I began coloring the balloons with various Copic Markers.  I made sure to use two colors in the spots where balloons overlapped.  I then went through and added all of my strings with a pen before coloring the background with my B000 Copic Sketch Marker.  To finish the card off I die cut the stitches on the sides with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders, added some moonshine sequins and matted it to black cardstock.

I am also linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge

Hope you will have a chance to play along too! Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TAWS Blog Hop Day with Giveaway!!!

Hello, hello!  Happy TAWS Blog Hop Day, yay!!!!!  I picked to work with the Cha Cha Cha Stamp Set today... first of all this set has a pretty fun name, come on say it out loud... you know you want to, and second because of the super fun images!  I went total party theme with this one...

Ole!  hehehe!  Don't you love it?  To create this card I started by stamping my donkey piƱata onto matching kraft cardstock, colored with various Copics and fussy cut.  I then added the twine behind him so he could be all set for a good wacking, hehehe!  Then I stamped my sentiment and added fun confetti by using my hole punch and various scrap patterned papers.  Finally I used an edge punch for the bottom edge.

Now let's talk about the goodies to be won... after all this is a release blog hop!

Today's winner will get all FOUR new sets!

If you want to be that winner, all you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions found on The Alley Way Stamps Blog! We are releasing an extra set this month!!!!!

You can pick and choose which ones you want to do, but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

For our friends that are on not Social Media, you can comment below to win - we will randomly pick from either the Rafflecopter participants or commenters!

This runs today only (JUNE 20, 2015), so don't miss out on your chance to win!

And one more bit of good news to share before you go...

This super adorable Mini Set, Neener Neener, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of July 2015.

So, are you ready to hop???!!!


Happy Crafting/Hopping!

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps Sneak Peek Day#3

It's sneak peek time, it's sneak peek time, du du du!!!  Happy Dancing for all!!!!!  If you happen to just stumble on my blog then you are going to want to finish the rest of this post and then head over to the Alley Way Stamps blog where you will find more sneaks for the new set Old School, a total must have for any 80's lover, and for info. on how you can win the set before it is fully released!!! woot woot!!!  First things first, take a look at what I made...

It's Pac Man and Mrs. Pac Man!!!!  Say what?!!!!!  And that sentiment, hehehe!  It just keeps me laughing!  Love it!  And just think... this is just a peek at how much this set is going to rock your world!  Go check out more now on The Alley Way Stamps Blog!

This card was simple to make.  It started with embossing the dots and sentiment with Versamark and heat embossing them in white on black paper.  Next I stamped, colored and fussy cut the pac mans ( I should add that Mrs. Pac Man is a mirror image, I first stamped her onto acetate and rubbed it quickly onto my paper so they could face each other.) and the cherries before adhering them with foam adhesive.  I then adhered my panel at an angle for added interest.

I am adding this little guy into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!