Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Thanks

The challenge at Sweet Stamps for this week is Thanks.
 I am in the Thanksgiving mind-set already.  I do not have to cook or clean, but am thinking about what I am making to bring to the celebration.
 I inked up the Avery Cornucopia image with Memento Tuxedo ink on Georgia Pacific cardstock.  The image was colored with Copic Markers.  I decided to 'ground' my image and started using my E00 marker below the image, then decided to add dots of different browns. The top of the card has a subtle blue sky- I punched out a scalloped oval and sponged on a pale blue ink on one edge of it. I added a sentiment from the Fall Owls set and added a border by Cheery Lynn.

Here are the items from the store I used:
Avery Cornucopia
Fall Owls-sentiment
Tuxedo Black Memento ink
Coordinations Papers- Sandy Tans (Quicksand and Sandstone) and Coffee Cafe (French Roast)
Cherry Lynn Tiffany border die
Copic Sketch markers

Our winners are chosen by Random.org- and if you use a Sweet Stamps image, your entry will count x's 2!

Sweet Stamps has a Pintrest board HERE

Sweet Stamps has a Facebook group HERE

Challenges always inspire me : )
Addicted to Stamps and More- Make your Mark-coloring
Freshly Brewed- Give Thanks
Simon Says Stamp- Thanksgiving
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Thank-ful
Die Cutting Diva's- Thanksgiving
{Pin}spirational- Inspirational Picture
2 Cute Ink- color challenge
Cards in Envy- Thanksgiving

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, November 17, 2014

With Sympathy

I made this as a Sympathy card- love the dotted BG and the swirls of pearls over it. 
 The DSP is SU. The sentiment is by Technique Junkies.The ribbon is SU. The pearls are made by Prima.

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Layers

The challenge at Sweet Stamps for this week is Layers. I thought the MoJo Monday Sketch 371 was perfect for a 'Layers' challenge.....
 These cute Fall Owls were just released from the SweetStamps.com store.  I colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out.
  I am looking forward to Thanksgiving- my daughter will be home from school for the weekend and I do not have to entertain and cook the big meal : )

Products I used from the Sweet Stamps Store:
Fall Owls AF4821, Copic Sketch markers, Paprika Spot


We have a weekly challenge and a monthly technique challenge. The monthly challenge 10/15-11/14 is Box Cards. Our winners are chosen by Random.org- and if you use a Sweet Stamps image, your entry will count x's 2!

Sweet Stamps has a Pintrest board HERE

Sweet Stamps has a Facebook group HERE

Challenges- MoJo Monday 371
Crafting by Designs- Give Thanks
Sisterhood of Stampers- Thank-ful
{Pin}spirational- Inspiration photo
Top Tip Tuesday- 3 or more papers
Get Creative- AG+use stitching
Incy Wincy- Stripes
Marker Pop- Fall/Thanksgiving
Lia Stampz- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown- Swirls and Pearls

We are creating using Swirls and Pearls at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

 Our Sponsor for the Challenge is Sweet n Sassy Stamps. We were given digi's to create with, and I chose the Christmas Puppy and I added a sentiment from the Christmas Greetings Digi set.
 Can you see the swirls in the die? The die, Mini Medallion, is a Sweetcuts die, and I cut it out using old wrapping paper- recycling : )  The image is colored with Copic markers, and I added Stardust Gelly Roll pen for sparkle. The big die by Spellbinders is cut and then the die is placed back over the image and the edges are sponged with Ranger Barn Door ink.
 The background DP has clear embossed snowflakes- and is by MME. The stripes are Imaginsce and is called Peppermint Stick. The brown cardstock is by Bazzill. The trim is from Tim Holtz.

My dog is named Peanut- he was  a winner this weekend- OSU vs MSU- he had it covered......My hubby did this to him.  Our oldest daughter went to OSU, our youngest is a senior at MSU.   He would look so cute in a Christmas stocking : )

 Challenges:
I used the Sketch from Sketch Saturday for my card. 
My Perfect Life- Christmas Card AG
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown- Color Challenge
Outlawz- Cute Christmas
Sugar Creek Hollow- Recycling
Alphabet Challenge- T is for Traditional Christmas
As You Like It- Wrapping Paper- used for the die cut

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Thursday, November 6, 2014

SweetStamps- Stripes

The SweetStamps challenge for this week is Stripes
 I added color to the background using Ranger Distress Inks.  The inks were tapped onto the craft mat and spritzed with water.  I dragged/ran the cardstock through the color- each color was dried with a heat gun before I applied the next color.
 I added the 'stripes' with a stamp and brown Distress ink. I also sponged the edges of the card with Brown Distress ink, in an attempt to add stripes with the Rounded Square stencil.
  The 'buck' head is from the On the Hunt set of Piccolo accents an is embossed with Enamel EP. I used Mermaid Tears on the top and Brownstone on the body. I add the Enamel Adhesive to the Buck head and emboss it in a coffee filter.


The inks I used are Ranger Distress Inks Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Brushed Burlap.







I hope you will join in with the STRIPES challenge this week found HERE.


Shelly

Monday, November 3, 2014

Fall is in the air

I had a fun time with the last Technique Junkies newsletter- and this is one of my favorite cards : )  
 The background is made using Alcohol inks. The stamps are all by Technique Junkies.

I spent the weekend in Kentucky seeing my daughter run in a Regional Cross Country meet- she runs Club running at Michigan State University where she is a Senior.  Then we were able to spend the weekend at my parents home. The angels were with us, as my Mom had a mini stroke this weekend, and we were able to be there and help out.  She has minimal deficits and is working back to recovery. We cannot talk my folks into moving closer to where we live : ( 

Life happens......  We are blessed to have them with us for all of these years- Mom is 85 and Dad is 86.

Have a great day!
Shelly

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown- Dressed Up (In Costume)

We are getting all "Dressed Up'  (in costume) this week at Tuesday Throwdown.  Our Sponsor this week is Chi Chi Memories Digi's, and they generously gave us some sweet images to create with.


  I decided to make a group scene- using the LadyBug digi, the Robot Boy, and the Apple Costume. The images were colored with Copics.
 I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch 242.The sentiments are from Create with TLC.

Challenges:
Sweet Sunday Sketch #242
The Craft Place- Halloween
Pink Gem Challenge- Trick or Treat
Hiding in My Craft Room- Any Holiday
Open-Minded Crafting- Halloween-Dressing Up

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sweet Stamps-Spooky

The challenge at Sweet Stamps for this week is 'Spooky'. I love Halloween and had fun making a card using the Technique Junkies technique called Acetate Resist.

 Ohhhhh- this is created on an acetate sheet cut and folded into a card. The color is done with Alcohol inks. I stamped the images from the Halloween Silhouettes stamp set in Black on the outside of the card. The swirls are done using the Flourishes images from Sweet Stamps.I added cardstock inside and it is anchored down with the black fiber I added at the top.

Spooky enough?  I had a blast- come join us for the challenge!

Products I used from the Sweet Stamps Store:

 We have a weekly challenge and a monthly technique challenge. The monthly challenge 10/15-11/14 is Box Cards. Our winners are chosen by Random.org- and if you use a Sweet Stamps image, your entry will count x's 2!

Sweet Stamps has a Pintrest board HERE

Sweet Stamps has a Facebook group HERE

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Inhale, Exhale.......

Happy Sunday!  I love this White on Watercolor technique by the Technique Junkies.  The variety of colors in the technique make it fun to choose a color to make as the theme of the card.

  The background made me think of the wheels a turning in our busy lives, and the sentiment is calming..... !
 The stamps I used are both by Technique Junkies line of stamps.

Challenges:
Addicted to CAS- Vellum
Daring Cardmakers- Sentimental
Craft-room challenge- make your own background

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Anything Goes

For the Anything Goes challenge this week, I inked up the new AF4622 Leaves set, and the Pumpkins & sentiment from the AF4821 Fall Owls set.
  I used a Technique Junkies Technique called K-Flip.  I wanted to use fall colors- and used spots and just rolled the color onto the brayer one at a time. I used: Butterscotch, Orange, Rustic and Peapod. I colored the images with Copic Sketch Markers.
  The Braided border is a Piccolo Accent and is embossed with Brownstone Enamel EP.

The Braided Border Piccolo is found HERE

WE would love to have you join us for the challenge- any projects- Mixed Media, cards, ATC's, Scrapbook pages are allowed

We also have a Monthly challenge 10/15-11/14- Pop Up Box cards HERE

Challenges: 
Pinspirational- Insp Picture
Love to Create- Fall Colors

Have a Great Day!
Shelly
 
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