Saturday, September 29, 2012

More Fred, She Said Goodness!

Tracey-Lynn from Fred, She Said released a whole bunch of fun images this month....and I have two more cards to share with you today!

This image is a pre-colored image called Fallen Maple Leaf.  I cut it out with the Spellbinders Labels Five Die.  While the image was still in the die, I distressed it with Tim Holtz's Walnut Stain Distress Ink. 

For my background I ran a piece of coated copper cardstock through the Cuttlebug Branches embossing folder.    My only embellishments are an acrylic sticker and some brads that I wound some Copper Metallic DMC floss around. 

Emma is hard at work in this card featuring the Raking set.  Again, I used one of the pre-colored versions on my card.  The flowers are from the new Blue Jay precolored set.  I again distressed the image before removing it from the Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle Die.

My only embellishment on this card is a border using my Inky Antics HoneyPop Beautiful Borders set and some brown HoneyPop Paper.

Thinking of You is by River City Rubber Works.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fred, She Said Early Autumn Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Fred, She Said Early Autumn Blog Hop! Summer has ended and memories remain! The FSS team wants to share with you the newly released FSS images!

 If you have arrived from Valerie’s blog, you are right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the FSS Blog.

Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE!

One winner will receive ALL of this:
$25 gift card to CropStop (provided by Fred She Said)
$25 GC to Fred She Said Store
 
Hop ends Friday, October 5, midnight EST.

My first card uses the new Blue Jay image.  This set is fun...it comes with multiple seasons!!

I paired it up with a cArt Us embossing folder, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles, Making Memories decorative brad, SU! twine and some real birch bark!  My kids collect any they find for their mother...this one was dandy with real green stuff on it! *wink*

My second card features the new Poppies set.  This set also comes in black and white or various colors!

I paired it up with some Martha Stewart butterfly punches, SU! ribbon and embossing folder and a sentiment from Wordsworth.

I chose to go with pre-colored images this time around...it is just so fun to have options and you can enjoy the process of creating a card even when you don't choose to color!

Your secret word on my blog is TREE.

Your next stop on the hop is the FSS Challenge Blog.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Stamping With Glitter/Glue Tutorial


 Happy Thursday!  Michelle here with a Glue-ista tutorial for The Rubber Cafe, and this time it's stamping with glue!

Here are the main players:
Had a brain fade when I did this tonight...and I forgot to use my handy dandy Lil' Inkerz Sponge, but this just shows you that it can be done without in a pinch!  This way is a tad bit more messy, but it cleans up!

I stamped my images on some coordinating designer papers and set them aside to dry.


 After they dried a bit, I covered them with the glitters.
Next I fussy cut all of my elements...I usually make more than I need...I use up the glue and I have spares for another project.

 I added a bit of a ruffle with a honeycomb paper pad and then used elements from the designer paper to create my card.  I thought about distressing, but decided to go for a clean feel instead.
 A touch of Candi here and there for fun.
 And here is card two.
A touch of faux stitching and more candi!



Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Branch Out Fall Card Trio~

I have a fall card trio to share with you today featuring Stampin' Up!'s Branch Out set.  It's so fun to dress up the tree in various color leaves...and I still love that Top Note Die!
 This card is an artsy one simply stamped in black ink on a Shaving Cream/Reinker Background.
This card is not so much a fall card....but it's in the fall color tones.  I paired it up with SU!'s Sanded background stamp and a stamp from a SU! sympathy set.  The flower is from Prima.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

So Pinteresting!


I'm sharing a bit about myself for MarkerPop.  

I have another addiction, besides stamping that is!! Pinterest!

I wasn't so sure I needed to get into it...but it's so right up my aisle! It's like window shopping, day dreaming, planning all rolled into one and stored so very neatly on virtual bulletin boards!
You can find me there with 30 boards and over 2,000 pins! I'm the homey sort of girl, so I have boards for all kinds of things:



So, if you want to get a feel for my style and what I like take a peek! Don't say I didn't warn you though....it's addicting!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hang In There!

This is one of two posts today, please scroll for more inspiration!
Happy Monday!  I have another post for you today for One Crazy Stamper featuring this adorable image from High Hopes called Frog in Boxers.

I colored the image with Copic markers:  BG75, BG72, BG70, R89, R29, RV10, YG25, YG17, E44, E43.
I paired the image up with papers from Simple Stories' Summer Fresh collection.  What a cheerful combo for a thinking of you/hang in there sort of greeting!

Be sure you pop by the store to see what Lora has on sale this week! 

Falling Leaves Card Duo

This is one of two posts today, please scroll for more inspiration!
Today's cards for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps feature the Large Oak Leaf stamp which I stamped on various pieces of glossy cardstock that I colored with various alcohol inks with the Polished Stone Technique.  I fussy cut around these leaves and then tucked them into the slit I created in the Couture Creations embossed panel.
Sentiments are from the Clearly Beautiful Oak and Maple Leaf set.  On this set, the green background pieces are the what the polished stone technique looks like done on matte gloss photo paper scraps!  The background panel is an iridescent sort of coated cardstock that I ran through my cArt Us embossing folder.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Inky's Action Wobbles Co-Hop!



Welcome to Inky’s Action Wobbles Co-Hop!

We’re excited that the Inky Antics and Action Wobbles Design Teams are hopping together this month. If you're hopping and have arrived here from Crazy About Cricut’s blog, you're right on track!  If you've just happened by and want to get in on the hop, please start on the Inky Antic's blog so you don't miss a thing!

I used 0510X Haunted House, along with an Action Wobbles spring to create this project. I stamped the image twice, fussy cutting the house out once.  I distressed the sky with Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. 

The windows I cut out and lined with some polished stone...I was going for a spooky effect.  I added the window panes back in with some embroidery floss.

The whole house is popped up with an action wobble...it's bursting at the seams with spookiness!


A finishing touch was some paper embroidery along the top and bottom edges of my card.

You can find the Action Wobbles on the main Inky website here, and the stamps used in this hop are shown here.

The blog hop starts today and ends tomorrow at midnight. Please visit each design team members’ blog to view their projects and leave a comment for each designer. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win. (Limit one comment per blog, please).

Inky Antics will be drawing THREE people’s names at random, who will each receive an Inky Halloween clear set and a dozen Action Wobbles. The winners’ names will be announced on the Inky Antics blog on Monday morning, so remember to stop back and see if you’ve won. The Action Wobbles folks will also be sponsoring some fun blog candy, so be sure to check out their prizes, too!

Your next stop will be Tricia’s blog. 

Thanks for wobbling with us!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

One Of A Kind!

This is one of two posts today, so please scroll for more inspiration!
It's 3D Thursday with MarkerPop and.... you guessed it, Some Odd Girl's Winter Friends set once again!

I was inspired to make a winter plaque...and was working a few of these adorable critters up in flock when my soon to be 6 year old daughter saw what I was making. She seen a lot of creations pass through my stamping studio in the last 5 years...but this is the first one she actually begged for! So what is a Mom to do but switch gears and make a pink winter's wonderland for her little girl?! I remember a fuzzy birthday card I got when I was young, and that kitty was so fun to feel! My daughter loves penguins...and any sort of stuffed creature...so here are three more for her to love on!

The plaque is from a chain craft store, and I simply sprayed it with hammered metal spray paint for a mottled appearance. I raided my snowflake bin for a variety of snowflakes. Three are stamped on acetate with white stazon ink, and each one is a bit different, just like real snowflakes are! I grounded my images with some fabulous Washi Tape....which was the color inspiration of my project. I just love the stuff...can't seem to get enough!

So, what 3D stamping projects have you created lately?! Link them in the comments, I'd love to take a peek!

Designed2Delight September Release!

This is one of two posts today, please scroll for more inspiration!
Welcome to September's Designed2Delight September Release Blog Hop!  Faith has come up with another fantastic release of images for fall and winter!

My first card features the Autumn Flower Jar image which I colored with Copic markers:  B000, YR07, YR04, YR27, YR24, Y38, Y35, YG97, YG95, YG93, E59, E57, E49, E47, E44, E43.
The second image I did up was the O Christmas Tree image!  For this card I snazzed it up with a bit of You're So Fine Glitter in Gold Medal and Patriot Red.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder.
 Here I colored the ornaments with Copic Markers for a softer holiday look.  Copic Markers:  B000, E49, E47, YG67, YG17, Y38, Y35, BG57, BG53, R22, R21.
Snowman's Stocking is the name of this fine fellow!  I colored it with Copic markers:  B000, B01, Y38, YG67, YG63, R59, R56, E44, E42, E41.  I paired it with a Dovercraft paper pack and embossed the squares and blue lines on the Noel paper on my Scor-Pal for a fun texture and quilted effect!
This image is adorable; Snowman Skier.   I colored it with Copic markers:  B000, E44, W7, T4, T2, R59, R56 and added some White Socks Funky Flock over my hat and scarf for a fuzzy warm effect!  Silver seam binding and some assorted die cuts and die cut scraps embellish my card.


Finally, I used the Moonlight Snowman image which I colored with Copic Markers:  B000, E44, B02, B04, B05, B06, W7, YR15, Y35, Y38, R89, R39.  I paired it with some White Socks Funky Flock, Craft Concepts Bees Delight Embossing Folder (CTMP-2 will save you 10% at CropStop) and some glitter dots!

Thanks so much for blog hoppin' with D2D! Remember, all New Release Digital Stamps will be on SALE until Sept 23. Details HERE.

For more inspiring ideas from this new release, please visit the other designers' blogs:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Winged Things

It's Digital Tuesday...and this week's challenge is Winged Things! 

I chose a few of my favorite images; Daisies and Ladybugs and Blue Jay and Raspberries sets from Fred, She Said Digital Designs.  I paired up the images with Simple Stories papers and Candi Embellishments.  The twine is found....it unraveled off the bottom of a skirt I had...funky string you'd pay good money for....so why throw it away?! LOL!

Be sure to stop by the Digital Tuesday Blog and check out the other team members' projects and play along for your chance to win some goodies!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Prickley Pear Monday Card Duo!

It's Prickley Pear Monday and I have two cards to share with you today!  This first one uses an acetate ATC from the Fall and Halloween 2010 ATC Transparency sheet.  I simply layered the acetate over some glittered cardstock for a gorgeous fall sparkly look!  I hid the glue dots under the butterflies and Candi dot embellishments.

I stamped the Clearly Beautiful Butterflies 2 and there is a coordinating Butterfly Die.

This card uses some Polished Stone panels I found in my stash.  I stamped the Dancing Witch image and the new halloween sentiment in Stazon Ink.  The background is a Cuttlebug embossed panel that I sanded.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Winter Friends Coaster Box!


Hello there! I have a really adorable project for MarkerPop for the holiday season!

 First and foremost, you really must get the Some Odd Girl Clear Winter Friends Set!! It is my new favorite winter set of the moment! Subject to change...but I'm just not done playing with it yet! I created a coaster box and embellished the four sides with most of the images in the set!

For this project I colored images with the following Copic Markers: YG63, YG61, YR15, R89, R39, RV10, W5, W3, W1. I stamped the bear and then gave his cheeks a touch of pink before gluing and flocking him! I LOVE how he turned out! I glittered the edges of my sentiment banner for a touch of frost!
I created my box with FIVE 4x4 inch cardboard squares since that is what I had handy. You could use coasters if you have them. I covered four of the coordinating pieces of paper from DoverCraft's collection called Let It Snow. I then punched five holes on each side of each piece.
Then I used four 28 inch pieces of seam binding to lace my sides together. I tied the ends together in a bow at the top of each side and trimmed off the excess ribbon. Once the sides were tied to form the square, I glued the bottom piece and carefully created my box.
For the next side of my box, I used a glittery snowman element on the designer paper and just added a few elements from the Winter Friends set. I glittered the heart and again framed my sentiment in snowy glitter!
For this side I used up some smaller scraps of the designer paper...I faux stitched and distressed it so it looks like I meant it to be that way!
 
My final side of the box features the cute penguin images...they are so sweet! So, there you have a fun little box that you can tuck some holiday goodies in...Enjoy!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Beautiful Borders Sunflower!

Happy Fall Y'all!  This weather is so appreciated...I love the cool snap in the air!  Today I'm sharing a card using my Inky Antics Beautiful Borders set 11103SC to create a fun fall sunflower!!

I used a brown HoneyComb Pad to make my flower center and then embellished it with an wood button and some found twine. 

The sunflower petals are an old floral Hero Arts stamp that was stamped in brown ink on some yellow paper.  I used the Kite Tea Bag Folding shape to create my sunflower medallion.  I embellished the medallion further by adding some Candi Dot Embellishments.

I layered the medallion on some dark truffle cardstock and trimmed it leaving a narrow border.  I found the metallic specialty papers in my scrap bin and they finished my card off nicely! 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

McMahon Five Designs Card Duo!

Today I have two cards featuring product from McMahon Five Designs.  The first one features the Hap-Bee Birthday image which I colored with Copic Markers.  Y19, YR15, T4, T2, BG0000, BG000, G24, G21, G20, B23, B21.   I matched the markers to the paper which I think was from a JoAnn Fabrics Paper Pack.  Ribbon is from May Arts. 
This second card features Real Wood Paper which I attached to my card with miniature screw brads from Tim Holtz.  The image is actually from a greeting card.  Sentiment if from an Our Craft Lounge set and the Journaling Block is from Stampers Anonymous I believe. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Life Is An Exciting Ride

I have another card for you featuring images from Create With TLC.  This image is called Life is an Exciting Ride Vintage and comes with the sentiment. 

This card was a birthday wish for my brother who is amazing with machines!  He recently built a custom cycle from bits and pieces from fire trucks to who knows what (that's not my lingo!).  It won best of show at a motorcycle show and was recently published in a 2-page layout in a motorcycle magazine coming out in October.  How fun is that! 

Copic markers:  YR27, YG07, YG09, C1, E35, W5, W3, W0, W7, E43.  Gears and screw brads are from Tim Holtz's collection.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sweet Treats

Happy Tuesday!  This week's Digital Tuesday challenge is Sweet Treats! 

My card uses digital paper from Create with TLC Images called Vintage Carnival Papers.  This fun paper comes in five variations and two of them are featured on the cards I made today.  The fun thing?!  They are freebies on Paulette's blog!  I'll let you go looking for them...very fun images she carries!

The stamp is from Hero Arts, the tickets from My Mind's Eye's Dilly Dally Collection.  The cotton candy are stickers!  Such a fun *sweet* touch!

This second card features another sheet of the Vintage Carousel paper as well as the Whatever Pops Your Corn image which is also a FREEBIE on the Create With TLC Images blog.  The photograph was a free domain photo I found and then used a color pencil filter on it.  It looks hand drawn!  How very cool!
the candied apple was all red, but I made it caramel with a bit of kraft cardstock and Glossy Accents.

Be sure to stop by the Digital Tuesday blog to see all of the other SWEET inspiration the girls have for you, and play along for your chance to win some goodies!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Love Floats ~ Our Craft Lounge Freebie!

This is one of two posts today, please scroll for more inspiration!

Welcome to the blog today!
It’s time for a fun surprise!!!!

On Friday we started a new weekly challenge on the Our Craft Lounge blog and asked that you use OCL images for your projects.   Some of you might not have any OCL images; therefore, we thought we’d share a fun FREE digital image with you to use called Love Floats drawn by Debbie Corbari.  YES ~ This image is absolutely FREE and once you download it, you can use it to your hearts content with your photo editing software.    AND… it matches two of our other sets that Debbie designed ~ Love in the Air and Spilling Over.

 
DON’T FORGET THE OUR CRAFT LOUNGE SALE  ~ EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY 9/12/12
************** SALE *************** SALE ****************** SALE ****************
Here are the details:
On orders $25 or more (before tax & shipping) you’ll get 25% off.
Sale ends Wednesday, September 12, 2012
No coupon code required ~ it should calculate it automatically at checkout.
Not applicable to wholesale orders or items that are out of stock.

For my card today, I printed the image off on an Ink Jet Transparency and then applied You're So Fine Glitter to the back of it with glue.  I used Hanukkah Blue, Limeade Green, Gold Medal and Big Apple Red glitters.   Designer papers are from Simple Stories' Summer Fresh Collection.  Embossing folder is by cArt Us and is called Trendy Circles.

Watering Can

This is one of two posts today, please scroll for more inspiration!
This card for One Crazy Stamper features an image by Impression-Obsession called Watering Can.
I colored the image with Copic Markers:  R39, R37, R46, YR09, YR04, YG67, YG63, YG61, BG10, YR15, Y38, Y35, W5, W3, W0, E59, E57, E44, E43, E42.

I distressed the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and added photo corner punches accented with Tim's tiny mini brads.  Designer paper is from Simple Stories' Year.O.Graphy collection.