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Monday, January 27, 2014

Sweet Stamps Lace and Hearts

It's another challenge at Sweet Stamps ,and this week we are creating with Hearts and Lace.

  I started with Kraft cardstock. I inked up the French Writing script image with Black Memento Tuxedo ink, then added some Washi tape and ribbon with a bird. I layered corrugated cardboard in white with Washi added to that as well.
  The Burlap heart is a Technique Junkies technique called painted burlap. I used Pink Smoosh to add color. I added the sentiment in Kraft and the tulle roses.

 Can you tell I love to create with a Vintage style?

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used:



 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! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

  Here is a direct link to the Monthly Challenge as well- 1/15-2/14- Kissing. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by Random.org.

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

 Challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty-Dee BowZ- Handmade Bow
Created with Love- Anything Goes
Pink Elephant- Love



***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Friday, January 24, 2014

Washi Shapes

The Technique Junkies have a Yahoo Group, and we have a weekly challenge to encourage members to try a 'technique of the week'.  Washi Shapes is the technique of the week this week : )


  I thought it would  be so fun to make a card for Chinese New Year (Which is on 1/31).
I used a Michael Strong Kimono die and mounted it on dimensionals with a piece of Mulberry like cardstock I bought in China last year as the backdrop. I used a Copic Marker to color a piece of Silk Ribbon for the sash. The Kanji says Happy New Year. I cut toothpicks for the top and the bottom of the banner. 2014 is the Year of the Horse

  I am in Asia vacationing with  my daughter- I will be back in early Feb- so if you do not see me stopping by your blog...that is why : )  Please say a prayer for us for safe travels!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Anything Goes

It's Tuesday- which means its challenge day at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is Anything Goes .
 I had a blast playing with some new supplies from Sweet Stamps. For those who know me for a long time, you know I used to sew and smock alot- Oh the smocked dresses and matching American Girl dresses...... I have so many sewing friends from over the years- so could not resist the Vintage Dress Form Bookboard Accents set : )  I used DP and made a Crazy Patch background- even added lace and vintage buttons, plus some measuring tape Washi tape I had on hand.I used a scap of bookboard and made a wood spool and wrapped it with some thread.

  Sweet Stamps is the new owner of  Globecraft and Piccalo Accents. I had to play.....I used the Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive over the bookboard, added the Enamel Embossing Powder (heated it first from the bottom) then heated it and added Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze. Ohhh. the colors and textures are wonderful!  I used Brownstone on the dress forms and Vintage Copper on the flourishes.
 Here is a closer look:



Here are the Sweet Stamps supplies I used to make this card:



 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! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

  Here is a direct link to the Monthly Challenge as well- 1015-11/14-Center Step Card. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by Random.org.

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

 Challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle- Stitching- real of faux
Pile it on- wood- Spool
That Craft Place- Color Challenge
Pumpkin Spice- Use Buttons, bows or Bling
Bunny Zoe's Crafts- Stitching
Love to Create- Buttons

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SweetStamps Monthly Challenge- Kissing

It's time for the Monthly challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our theme for this Month is Kissing : )
 My SCS blogging group-Stamp Addicts- has a challenge this month to do the 'Salt' technique.  I went back to the 6/2004 Technique Junkies newsletter- and did the Salt and Pepper Technique. I combined it with the Kissing technique- I did a 2010 TJ technique called Kissing with a Twist.

 I used a SweetCuts die for my technique- and made a stamp with a foam of the die cut.  I am including pictures- LOTS of pictures!


 Cut out the die- now foam will stretch, so take it easy removing the pieces.......
 I leave the foam over the die cut, and gently remove the pieces with my 'pokey tool'.
 Now, you have a stamp- you will be able to use this over and over again. I inked up the foam with Embossing ink and stamped that on Matte cardstock.
I brayered both Nassau and Forget Me Not Shades Die inks on the cardstock.
 I spritzed the cardstock with water. It will curl up......
 I added Sea Salt and Spritzed again with water.

***DO Not dry the cardstock with a heat tool, let it air dry.

I made a template of the die. I stamped the foam image using Forget Me Not ink through the template. It is very easy to line up shape and foam stamp.

Next, I stamped  a flourish image over the template in Nassau ink. I took a white paint pen and highlighted the flourishes.


And finally- I added Smoosh in Silver for a final accent.

 And, thanks to the influence of my SS teammate Roxie AND my SA SCS Blog friend Jeanette- I just had to finish the inside as well.

Sweet Stamps products used:

 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! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

  Here is a direct link to the Weekly as well- our current challenge is Winter Blues. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by Random.org.

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

 Challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon- Inspired by Orchid
Die Cutting Diva- Out with the Old- in with the New- New use for die cut. smoosh : )
Cheerful Stamp Pad- Ribbon

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Winter Blues

 It's Tuesday- and at Sweet Stamps we are creating with Winter Blues in mind this week.

 I had fun creating using a Technique Junkies technique called Circle Strips.

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:

 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! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

  Here is a direct link to the Monthly Challenge as well- 12/15-1/14-Easel Card. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by Random.org. *** Just a couple more days : )

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

 Challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Challenges4Everybody- Anything Goes
Addicted to CAS- Die Cuts
Pumpkin Spice- Use Holiday DP
Bunny Zoe's Crafts- Stitching


***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Friday, January 10, 2014

Oriental Swap at MFP

 I decided to join in a card swap over at MFP- not only do you get to exchange ideas with other card makers, but MFP rewards you with stamps : )

 My background is Washi Paper- a gift from Paige-it has Metallic Gold in it which the picture does not pick up. I used the subtle green color from the Washi for the background and for my MS punched border. I added some metallic Gold cardstock by Paper Temptress for accents. The butterfly is stamped, colored with Copics and I added Creative Inspirations Fairy Dust paint to add some shimmer.

 Here are the cards I received back- taken with my Iphone- so the best they can be:

Floral card- in my favorite two colors- by An'Jenic Gibson

Tiger by Jane Chambers- taken at a side angle so you can see the gold swirl accents and the green jewels

 And finally, a beautiful Z-fold card by Vickie Y. I love the chipboard fan- oh- I took a picture from above showing the card design and the inside as well:
 I am liking this card design- may have to make one of these myself.......

 Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day : )
 Shelly