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Monday, July 30, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Ornament Challenge



  This week at the Sweet Stamps Challenge we are making Ornaments- we want to see ornaments or an ornament on your project.

 I found this idea for the rolled paper star on Pintrest- but did not  'pin' it, so I cannot give you the link (if I find it, I will.......).
I had a paper mache star ornament, I painted it white then added Bo Bunny DSP with Gel Medium.


 On the other side (which will be the front) I stamped  the Stained Glass Madonna and Child image and embossed it with Queen's Gold embossing Powder.  Next, I painted the image with Creative Inspiration Paints:


 I love the shimmer....wish it showed up better.......


I made a color chart for the CI paints- so I put the ornament next to my color chart to choose the color for the border and added paper rolls:
 I decided Beige CI paint would work the best for the look I wanted.

 I cut up pages from a magazine and used a skewer to roll them......

I added the rolled paper around the edges and used gel medium to attach them.

 Once done, I added a bow with gold ribbon and added a star- it is metal and was an antique bronze color to begin with. I painted on Creative Inspiration paint in a bright Yellow- lovin the way it looks.....

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Image- Stained Glass Madonna and Child HERE
Ranger Distress Ink- clear embossing Ink HERE
Ranger Queens Gold Embossing Powder HERE
Bo Bunny Father Christmas 6x6 HERE on the back of the ornament
Creative Inspirations Paint HERE



I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema Calypso"                                            
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *


Challenges:
Incy Wincy- Anything but a card
Lexi's Creations- Christmas in July
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge- Christmas in July
Fashionable Stamping Challenge- Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge- Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, July 27, 2012

Christmas in July- Bloggers Challenge

 Bloggers Challenge this week is Christmas in July- Yeah- I have a card made to play along!

 This is a card I made with some of the Poinsettia's created for last Tuesday's challenge at Sweet Stamps- colors and supplies listed in THIS post.
 I won this gorgeous ribbon- I added some metal rhinestones to the ribbon after tying a bow.
 The background is from the Technique Junkies and is called Acrylic Block Taping. The poinsettia's were added in another technique called Cascading Image from the Technique Junkies.
  Bloggers Challenge 'MOM' Lisa can be found HERE. We play weekly- when we can- and it is just for fun.
 Off to get ready for a party we are having tonight........

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fly Away.......

I have been  wanting to join in the Impression Obsession challenges for a while now, and my friend Lynn got me going - we both did the blog hop last week.........  every day.... what great inspiration!
 I love this gorgeous stamp and thought it would be perfect for the challenge this week- that ends tomorrow- Fly Away. This image is called Garden Planter- I stamped it with Black Memento Tuxedo ink, and colored it with Copics. I wanted to use this background I made using new SU colors and a Technique Junkies technique called Acrylic Block Taping. Don't you love the little black cat peeking around the bottom of the planter?
   I made the two butterflies dimensional and added Sakura Jelly Roll pen to them to add shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, July 23, 2012

Christmas Flap cards and a SALE at Sweet Stamps


  This week at the Sweet Stamps Challenge we are making Christmas Flap  Cards.

 The tutorial for Flap cards is HERE in the resources section of Splitcoaststampers.
Here is a close up of the flower:
  I added just a 'smidge' of Creative Inspirations Fairy Dist paint and water to the distress ink when painting the flowers.

Here are the Sweet Sweet Supplies I used to make my card:
Image:
Poinsettia Bold HERE
Holly Leaf Bold HERE
Merry Christmas Sentiment HERE
Ranger Distress Clear Embossing Ink HERE
Black Embossing Powder HERE
Ranger Distress Inks- HERE. I used Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed 
Coordinations cardstock- Poinsettia- in the Classy Reds HERE
Embossing Folder Damask HERE (can you see where I sanded the coordinations on the panel behind the flowers?)
Nellie Snellen Multi Fram Oval 007 HERE
Bo Bunny Father Christmas 6x6 Paper stack HERE
Creative Inspirations Fairy Dust Paint HERE
Clear Glass micro-beads HERE - for the flower centers


I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema Calypso"                                            
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

***Don't miss the sale at Sweet Stamps- right now all Christmas Items are 25% off! You can find them HERE
and use the code JULY25 at the checkout.
 The rest of the store is on sale too- everything is 20% off - use sale code BUMMER (the bus broke down on the road).  Out of stock items will not be re-ordered, so order early for the best selection. (Check out the Parchment crafting kit HERE- that is a great deal!).***

Challenges:
Crazy4Challenges- Sewing
Speedy and Friends- Christmas in July
Bloggers Challenge- Use Die Cuts (my oval)
Simply Create Too-Use something two or more times
Paper Play Challenges- Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, July 19, 2012

No worries......





I saw this great sentiment and it seemed to work beautifully with this card. Remember a few weeks ago when Sweet Stamps had the bleach challenge?  


This was my first attempt at the bleaching- and when I tried to bleach the purple ink , it turned turquoise..... Well, the blue faded away and so I finished up the card. I painted over the bleached out butterflies with Creative Inspirations Fairy Dust paint.  The butterfly and background images are from Sweet Stamps and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I added a seam binding bow using a Copic marker to color it purple.
 I hope you have a wonderful worry free or worry light day!


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Christmas Parchment



  This week at the Sweet Stamps Challenge we are making Christmas Parchment Cards.


  I used the Beautiful Poinsettia Candles image again this week. I colored the Poinsettias/leaves with Spica Glitter pens- Oh how glimmery- love the Spica pens!!! 

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Image- Poinsettia Candles HERE
Sentiment-Merry Christmas HERE
Elegant Scrollwork Frame (on the Gold card stock) HERE 
Spica Glitter Pens: Melon, Red, Lipstick, Lemon and Peach HERE
Smoosh Moonlight HERE
Ranger Distress Clear Embossing Ink HERE
Ranger Queens Gold Embossing Powder HERE
Parchment Vellum HERE
Perforating tool-for around the edge-HERE
Spray adhesive for Vellum HERE
Piercing/Perforating Mat HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema Calypso"                                            
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *


***Don't miss the sale at Sweet Stamps- right now all Christmas Items are 25% off! You can find them HERE
and use the code JULY25 at the checkout.
 The rest of the store is on sale too- everything is 20% off - use sale code BUMMER (the bus broke down on the road).  Out of stock items will not be re-ordered, so order early for the best selection. (Check out the Parchment crafting kit HERE- that is a great deal!).***

Challenges:
Christmas Cards all Year Long- Holly or Poinsettia's
Hooked on Crafts- Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts- Christmas in July
Amusing Challenges-Christmas in July
Hybrid Chick- Christmas in July
2 Sisters- Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Collage Coloring

 The Technique Junkies has a bimonthly newsletter- and we learn new techniques to try. This month we learned a way to colorize college images- Circle Colored College.  Here is my try:

 The best part- you can use digital images too. I used SU Cameo Coral cardstock and a R22 Copic to color my seam binding to match. The berries are colored with R22 and R24 and I added Crystal Effects over that.
The B165 corner die is by Cheery Lynn Designs. 
 The Image is a digital image from Create with TLC.  

 If  you use digital images and have not been to Create with TLC, stop over there and get on her blog list- Paulette is very generous and has the greatest sentiments around!  And, one more member till she celebrates for 1900 followers!

Challenges:
Outlawz- Paper A La Mode- Inspired by Nature
The Poodles Parlour- Use a digital image
The Stamp Man- Use summer colors
CRAFT Challenge- Summer
Oldie but Goodie- used circle stamps that have not been used in a few years!

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Winner Winner Chicken DInner....x's 3

 My husband tells me I should go buy a lottery ticket.......maybe I will!

First, I entered Holly's Blog Candy for a lace Copic wallet I found her link on Saturated Canary's blog.
  Love this- and it is MINE!!!  Holly has an Etsy store HERE.  I am going to have her make a Copic storage wallet for reinkers too........ 

THANKS HOLLY!

I also won a Blog candy at Link Up for Pink recently.  Sponsored by 3 Girl Jam and Bugaboo (digi's).


Stop by Link Up for Pink 7/21 for a Blog Hop!  Don't we all know someone affected by Breast Cancer- or any other cancer???  My Nephew went through chemo and radiation last year (he is 5) for a Wilms tumor). He -and the family- really enjoyed and appreciated all of the cards and words of encouragement they received.

Wait- here is the one I rec'd in the mail yesterday........ Julie at Out to Impress had a Blogversary.....  I was one of the winners- and I am speechless.........
 Speechless does not happen very often to me either........



Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!
 Shelly

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Vintage Christmas



  This week at the Sweet Stamps Challenge we are making Vintage Christmas Cards.


 This card was so hard to photograph!  I colored the Poinsettias/leaves with Spica Glitter pens- Oh how glimmery- love the Spica pens!!!
 I used Smoosh on the candle- still shimmery, but a different texture. I have to show you HOW I MASKED the outer white rim of the image.....
Stamp the image on a post-it and cut out the inside where I want to add distress ink:

 
Add on the distress ink. My SCS Stamp Addicts Blogging group (waving) has a Masking challenge for the month- how fun is that! I used Technique Junkies  Sanded Coordinations and Curled corners for this card.

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Image- Poinsettia Candles HERE
Spica Glitter Pens: Melon, Olive, Red, Lipstick, Lemon and Peach HERE
Smoosh Moonlight HERE 
Ranger Distress Ink- Antique Linen and clear embossing Ink HERE
Ranger Queens Gold Embossing Powder HERE
Bo Bunny Father Christmas 6x6 HERE
Coordinations cardstock- Beach (Sandy Tans) and Scarlet (classy Reds) HERE
Damask Embossing folder  HERE
Ribbon Border die #103 by Marianne Designs HERE
Lace corner Deco Corner die by Cheery Lynn Designs HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema Calypso"                                            
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *




Challenges:
Charisma Cards- sketch
2 Sisters challenge- Christmas in July
So Artful- All that Glitters-
Card Making Mama's- Use Rubber! 
DRS designs- Christmas in July
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge- Gold or Silver
CRAZY Challenge- Christmas in July
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Pink Elephant- Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Untie the Ribbons!

Each month there is a new BCA freebie at McMahon Five Designs- I am just loving this one- how fun!




 I colored in the image with R81, R83, R85. The basket is E31, E33, E35 and I outlined the image with C3.  I texturized the image with Copic Blending solution. I added Sakura Gelly Roll Pen to add shimmer. The ribbon is SU.

Papercraft Star- Friday challenge- No Designer Paper
Ruby's Rainbow- Emboss it
Word Art Wednesday- Inspirational saying/words
Bearly Mine challenges- Ribbons and bows
Tuesday Throwdown- Summertime
Link Up for Pink- Challenge #3

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Resist



  This week at the Sweet Stamps Challenge we are using a 'Resist' technique.



  I used a wax paper resist technique- here is a closer look at the background:

  I used wax paper between the snowflake die and the paper cut out, and used it as my wax paper resist. I stamped the smaller snowflake in blue to accent the resist snowflake. I painted Creative Inspiration Paint Blue Ice on the snowflake so it is sparkly and added it with a dimensional  to the card- and added a blue gem to the center of it.

Tiny snowflake stamp-HERE
Cheery Lynn Snowflake Die DL167- HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint -Blue Ice- HERE
Sentiment- HERE
Ranger Embossing Ink- HERE
Black Embossing Powder- HERE


   I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema Calypso"                                            
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

Challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge- Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts- Christmas in July
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges- Monochromatic
Paper Players- Christmas in July
52 Christmas Throwdown- Anything goes


Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

McMahon Five Designs Release 7/2/12

McMahon Five Designs has gone to Monthly Releases for the Summer- it has been a nice break, but I really enjoyed creating this week!

 Studio 313 has released a number of new files today- all are visible on my previous post.

 I had to learn to merge digital images. I was able to move the flourishes and birds and the sentiment  closer together, but still need to learn to 'merge' images to make a scene.
  The birds are layered up on the flourishes already- I printed the images out on Cryogen White and Kraft cardstock. I printed more of the images out on blue cardstock and  fussy cut the birds and 'layered them up' . 

  I sponged some SU Marina Mist on the edges and on the background embossing. I also added some small splatters of Creative Inspirations Sapphire paint - love the special shimmery touch that adds!

  Next, I used some Prima Songbird DSP and left the card CAS....really- I am giving it a try! 

 I used R02 to add color to the jewels and added them to the sentiment panel.  I added a line of stitching to the outside and decided to stop.......  I think this sentiment will be awesome for Graduation cards- I am going to stamp a sentiment about 'soaring' on the inside.

There is a SALE right now on selected items in the store-be sure to sign up for the newsletter HERE to keep up with the latest releases and specials in the store. 

Challenges:

Dream Valley- Things with Wings
Robyn's Fetish-IDIC- Distressing
Delicious Doodles- 1 bow, 2 flourishes, 3 birds
C.R.A.F.T. -Birds/Feathers
Charisma- Anything Goes
Crop Stop- Blue

Card 2:
CAS-ual Fridays- use 2 circles  Kraft W/Sentiment and Guava Nestability
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards- Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers -Use Kraft
Paper Crafting Journey- Kraft

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

McMahon Five Designs Release 7/2/12

There is an additional release from McMahon Five Designs today from Studio 313


All of today's images coordinate with digital papers already available!






16 File Set
Card by: Michelle P

Card by: Michelle P



Card by: Fran
Card by: Shawne


68 File Set in 3 colors!





Acetate Card by: Michelle P

Card by: Shelly

Card by: Shelly


Card by: Jen

For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!
Sue

Thanks for stopping by!

 Shelly

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Count your Blessings

I made a hanging today to hang over my work desk.  I am feeling very Blessed in my life!
  The image is from Create with TLC- I lightly added color to the bird and butterflies.
Cardstock is by Paper Temptress- the off white is textured and the black is sparkly!
I colored 24# wire with a Black Sharpie and added the beads.

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Life is about using ALL the Colors!

I recently came across a Blog hop at Copic Marker Europe- they are celebrating their 1st birthday!  I requested an image to join in:
 I noticed today that residents of the USA are not eligible for any prizes- which is OK- I just loved the image and will be sending this card to an artist who has a birthday coming up at the end of the week      ( my Mother!).  She will love this!
 The image is by Saturated Canary, and the Sentiment is by Create with TLC.

Create with TLC also posted an image to go with this sentiment, so I made a couple of cards with that image too:
 I added the Copic colors to the markers- they are colored on Cryogen White cardstock- can you see the sparkle? 

 I love this sentiment and used primary colored this time.  I hand cut the hexagons- next time I will make a template..... CAS for me- how about that!

 If you love digi's- stop by Create with TLC and don't forget to FOLLOW her blog!  She is very talented and VERY generous with her time and talent!

Challenges:
Marker Pop- Hair/Fur Card #1
Pan Pastel- Use a Digi Card #1
Stampin Sisters in Christ- Use something New- Card #1  (SU die, Cheery Lynn Corner Die)
Hybrid Chick- Stitching- Card #1  (this blog inspired the hexagons.... on card #3).
The Fairy Tale - Soft color tones-card #1
Totally Paprecrafts- Use a digital image- card #1

and

365- day 119- Mail-able  that is card #3
Catered Crop- Colors of the rainbow- card #3

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly