Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Stamping Scrapping New Stamp Set Sneak Peek

Well, it's my turn to post my sneak peek project. I made this card using the snowman image. I actually decided to turn it into a snow woman complete with pink scarf, cap, mittens, and purse.

All of the snow woman's accessories are included in the stamp set along with accessories to make a snow man. I used Kaiser Craft pearls for her coal eyes, the button on her purse, and the knot of her scarf. I cut the sentiment out with my nestabilities and added it to the snowflake circle which was embossed on my Cuttlebug using the Core'dinations white wash paper. I finished the card off with some rhinestone snowflakes for a little extra bling!

Now don't forget to post a comment on EACH BLOG's Sneak Peek Post by midnight of the day it is posted and you could WIN your choice of 1 of the 4 new Stamp Sets
(You must post a comment on ALL Sneak Peak Posts)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Blog Hop is Coming!!!!!

This is just ONE of MANY images on one of 4 NEW HOLIDAY
Stamps Sets Available in August on http://www.stampingscrapping.com/
And http://www.scentmycards.com/
The Design Team will be "Teasing" you with Sneak Peaks
On their blogs
Lynna will start the Sneak Peak here on Thursday July 23rd
Post a comment on EACH BLOG by midnight of the day it is posted and WIN your choice of 1 of the new Stamp Sets
(You must post a comment on ALL Sneak Peak Posts)
Make Sure to be here on Thursday July 23rd!

July 23rd - Lynna

July 24th - Su

July 25th - Wini

July 26th - Candice

July 27th - Linda

July 28th - Mindy

July 29th - Froggy

July 30th - Cindy

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Splish Splash

I made this card for the Splish Splash challenge at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats It is simpler than most cards I've made lately, but I think it serves its purpose. This Tilda image and the little

innertube she's floating on are from the Magnolia Summer stamp kit where you receive 12-15 stamps from upcoming collections that are a mystery to you until you get them. They are all really cute! I put Tilda on her innertube and added some waves for her from my Life's A Beach cartridge and then added the sun from doodlecharms. The sentiment inside the sun is from CC Designs.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

More cards

I am having a lot of fun playing with these new stamps sets. This is my design team dream come true. This first card comes from the Cheers to You set. I used some cute pink polka dot paper for the card base and made this a 6 x 6 card. I took some of my new favorite core'dinations whitewash paper and embossed it with my cuttlebug then sanded it to show a little of the pink core. I colored the daiquiri with my copics and added the straw and the umbrella that are also included in the set. I paper pieced the umbrella to make it appear more realistic. The sentiment You're the Berry Best is also included in this set. I cut that with nestabilities and mounted it on a larger one. For a finishing touch, I added some strawberries, a gorgeous velvet petaloo flower and some fun zebra fringe ribbon.

Now, here is another coffee card. For this one, I used the How Ya Bean set for the cup, the steam, and the word coffee. The sentiment, it's a latte fun being friends with you is from the Java Happy Day set. A cool thing I used on this card is the Chatterbox Brad Maker. This is a cool little tool that comes with blank brads in 3 sizes and 3 different sized circle punches. I punched a circle out of the paper I was using on the project. I put it on the blank brad with the glue does that come in the set and then covered it with the little plastic dome so the paper is protected. Voila, a perfectly coordinated embellishment.

I have had so much fun playing with these new stamps. I love how they all work together and that I can use the card scents to make them smell as yummy as they look.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Some Fun New Stamps

Cindy, the owner of Stamping Scrapping now has her own line of stamps. The fist 4 sets to be released feature different kinds of drinks like coffee, tea, margaritas, and martinis to name a few. Margaritas and coffee just happen to be 2 of my favorite things. The design team has been given a preview set work with and design a few projects. These are 2 I have come up with so far. This first one is a gate fold card featuring the tea pot found on one of the sets. I stamped the teapot with another background stamp I had to give it a pattern. I also added a Kaiser Craft pearl to the top for some bling. The sentiment, is from the same stamp set. I love how all the sets have sentiments that go along with what type of drinks are in the set. I mounted the teapot on some label nestabilities and added a flower for a finishing touch. This next one is a lot of fun. It uses the margarita glass found on one of the sets.I colored the margarita with a lime green copic to give ita more authentic appearance. The lime is from another of Cindy's sets. The cool thing is, they are designed to work with each other, so you can mix and match them to create all kind of cool things. Now, in my opinion, a margarita just isn't a margarita without salt on the rim. Sometimes you gotta have a little salt and since it's not acceptable to lick it off the table, the side of a margarita glass is the perfect solution. Here is a close up of the salted rim and the lime. I used frosted lace stickles for the salt and I think it looks pretty realistic. I used some liquid glass on the lime to make it seem wet. The other cool things about these stamps sets is that Cindy has card scents that coordinate with them perfectly so your cards can smell as great as they look. For a better look at the four sets, click here I will have more projects soon I haven't' even started with the coffee sets yet.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Scrappy Piglet

Well, the Piggy portion of my blog is branching out. Ainsleigh has started a blog for kids (13 and under) who love to make cards and do other crafts. She calls it Scrappy Piglet the first challenge is to make a card featuring your favorite animal. So, if you have kids that share your love of crafting, please send them to her site. She is very excited about it and can't wait to see what other kids come up with.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Oh Say Can You See Blog Hop

'I'I'm so glad you could join the Scrapbook News and Review Blog Hop today. If you came from Jennifer's blog then you are on the right track! If you didn't you may want to hop on over to SNR Cardiverse and start from the beginning. So, this is my contribution to the blog hop today. My red, white, and blue card features an adorable stamp from Sugar Nellie. I just received in one of their grab bags and fell in love with it. What a sweet image. I colored the little girl with copic markers. To make the tricycle seem more realistic, I colored it with my red smooch paints to give it a metallic sheen. It is a little hard to tell in the picture, so I included a close up of the tricycle. I also used the white smooch on the handlebar grips and the little square in the middle of the handlebars. I think it really added a more realistic look to the triclycle. The smooch
paints are extremely easy to use on stamped images since the brush is so fine, you can get in all the small areas and not have to worry about going out of the lines. I added a little of the copic spica glitter pens to the flowers on her shirt and the patches on her jeans to give her just a little more bling. Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you have had a lot of fun checking out all the great red, white, and blue projects, but now it is time for you to hop on over and visit Cindy's Blog and see what she has in store for you next.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Black and Yellow

It's not just for taxi cabs and bumblees. The current challenge on Sugar Sweet Paper Treats is to create a project using yellow and black as the primary colors. I love this new little gorguss girl with the skull in her hair, she reminds me of Ainsleigh wearing her skull and crossbones headband all the time. I made another gate fold card out of yellow cardstock and covered it with

black and white paper. Then I cut a scallop circle nestie out of the same yellow cardstock and added a plain circle out of the whitewash core'dinations with a yellow core. I decided to give the gorguss girl a yellow dress and black and white tights. I was playing around the other day and colored a girl with pink hair to test my colored pencils. I started looking at it and realized I like the way it looked, so I gave this little girl hot pink hair. Finally, I cut a little bracket shape with my cricut and stamped a sentiment.