Saturday, October 21, 2017

Your Next Stamp - October Feature Day

I'm excited to be a guest designer for Your Next Stamp.  Today we are kicking off our October Feature Day.

Our theme is to create something Magical!

You will have an opportunity to wine a stamp set of your choice. Simply head on over to the YNS blog and leave a comment. The deadline to enter your comment is October 24th at midnight EST and the winner will be announced on October 26th!

This little guy is so sweet...this little frog is just waiting to become a prince!





I stamped him and colored him with my copic markers.  I then masked him and added a bit of distressed ink around him to make him pop.  I then added the speech bubble and heat embossed my sentiment.  I thought it needed a bit more magic...so I added my gold stars.  This is a 4x4 card...he seemed perfect for a smaller card!




Here's a close up of the card.

Don't forget to head on over to YNS and enter a comment to win a stamp set of your choice!

Less is More - Monsters

Wow, another week gone by...isn't it all going by so fast...you know Christmas is almost here!

We have another challenge starting over at Less is More!  Our theme for this challenge is Monsters!  One of my favorite themes...just love all the cute monsters stamps that are available!  Here is my take on the challenge...



For this card I started by stamping and coloring my main image with Copic markers.  I then die cut the white card stock and added a bit of foam tape to add some dimension.  I ended up adding a bit of foam tape to each tree but that probably wasn't necessary.  I then popped it up some some 4 x 4 grey card stock.  Pretty quick and easy!










Here's a close up of the image.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!







Friday, October 20, 2017

Your Next Stamp - Challenge #75

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I'm excited to be a guest designer for Your Next Stamp.

Today we are kicking off our newest challenge.  This is either a color or sketch challenge.  You can pick either one, or combine both. Winners have a chance to receive a gift certificate to use in the store!  How fun is that!

Here's my take on the challenge...I choose to focus on colors!




For this card I choose this cutest little monster from the Silly Birthday Monster Stamp Set!  I picked three colors from the color palette and off I went.  I used my copics to color the image.  I then popped him up on some foam tape and added the little sentiment at the top and bottom of the card.  This is a 4 x 4 card...one of my favorite sizes.  Cute and quick!









Here's a close up of the card.  You can see the dimension of the foam tape I added to pop this little guy up.  Super cute!



CAS on Friday - Flowers

We are ending a brief heat wave for October....at least it gets hot during the day, but cools off nicely in the evenings.

We have a new challenge starting over on CAS on Friday.  Our theme for this challenge is Flowers.  this is always a popular theme.  Here's my take on the challenge...'




This is a quick CAS card.  I simply stamped the flower images on my card stock in a few different colors.  I added a few pearls to the center to dress it up a bit.  I die cut the word "Birthday" and used the inlaid die technique to add this to the card, as it makes mailing a breeze!














Here's a close up of the card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Paper Smooches Spotlight #3





I'm excited to be a guest designer at Paper Smooches...such a fun opportunity.  If you need to make some Christmas cards and would like to try something new...check our Paper Smooches October release, you'll find some fun items to play with! 

Here is my third installment of their newest releases....






This is a super cute Holiday Sweets die set gives you a ton of options.  I choose to work with these cute little candy canes...I mean who doesn't love a crunchy candy cane!

I simple die cute the candy cane from red card stock.  I also die cut a few of the holly leaves from Boxed Greetings die set.  I added a bit of distress ink to the holly leaves.  Then stamped and heat embossed the fun sentiment.  A very simple and quick card to make...especially if you are interested in making several!



Here's a close up of the card.  You can see that I added a bit of foam tape to pop up the candy cane panel!


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Addicted to CAS - Pumpkin

Wow...can't believe it is already Halloween time.  I was walking the dog and saw a funny little graveyard scene in the neighborhood...kinda freaked out the puppy a bit!

We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS!  Our theme for this challenge is Pumpkins.  While, I'm not a huge Halloween person...I have to say some of the cutest stamps are Halloween themed!

Here's my take on the challenge...



Okay this was a super quick and simple card...not just because I forgot about the challenge...but because this is my favorite style.

A little stamping and a bit of Copic coloring is all it takes!















Here's a bit of a close up.  You can see I added the colored panel on a bit of foam tape to give a bit of dimension.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!



Less is More - OLC Stars


We have a new challenge starting today at Less is More.  Our theme for our One Layer Challenge is Stars!  Lots of terrific opportunities here...I made a few cards, but didn't find them to be simple enough, so I came back to this one.






As you can see, this card is pretty simple to recreate.  I just stamped the sentiment at the bottom.  It is a stamp from Alley Way Stamp company that is no longer in existence.  I then stamped and colored a few stars.  It still looked a bit empty so I added a few dots with my Copic markers.




Here's a close up of the card.  Pretty quick and easy.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!