Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Hello friends! It's time for a new Unity Stamp of the Week Sunday reveal!



{Make Magic Happen}




Here's my sample with this week's image.



Supplies: My Mind's Eye Wicked patterned paper, Celebrate it! Halloween ribbon. Misc. button.


For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  

Now remember, you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own.  

Find out how to sign up here.

Have a creative day!


{S}

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday Stamping

Hello friends. I hope you're enjoying the long weekend. 

I am getting crafty with my new MFT stamp set Witch Way is the Candy ( I can't stop using this set each week!) and creating for MFT's Weekly Sketch challenge.


Here's this week's sketch




Here's my take on the sketch



Supplies: MFT Stamp: Witch Way is Candy? Die-namics Bright Lights Alphabet. Solid cardstock and patterned paper My Mind's Eye Wicked. Recollections glitter tape, Copic Markers: YG11 & FYG2. Stickles: Crystal, Glossy accents. Martha Stewart border punch. Spellbinders circle, scalloped circle dies.

I had to re-take my photo since this is a night photo...I know, I'm such a perfectionist when it comes to photos...


For the letters, I added Glossy Accents over the top of them to make them stand out from the glitter tape. Then I was thinking, wouldn't it be cute to have a spider brad right over the froggie's head? I think I had one left from Eyelet Outlet's newest release. So fun!




There is still time to create with this week's sketch. Head on over to the MFT blog to add your card here.


http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/category/wednesday-stamp-club/

Have a creative day!

{S}

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A few forgotten designs

Hello friends. I found a few more Anna Griffin designs to share with you today. These were created with Anna's interchangeable border punches and the current Auto Ship Embossing folders.



I like using strips of the punches to create layers.





And a few Embossing folder cards from the most recent Auto Ship bundle.



I love embossing the border strips and then using the dies to cut them out. The finished look, as shown on this It's Your Birthday card in the green cardstock is very elegant.


Grab your sanding blocks and distress your Anna Griffin Perfect Palette white core cardstock to get this look!


I really enjoy creating with Anna Griffin products. They help all my cards look fancy and elegant.

Have a creative day!

{S}

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Pinned on Pinterest Challenge

Hello friends. I've posted a new Pinned on Pinterest challenge on the Eyelet Outlet blog here. I'd love it if you stop by and create with us this month. We have a fabulous RAK of Eyelet Outlet goodies to give away for one lucky contributer.

Here's our pinned inspiration


Here's my project.


Supplies: Hero Arts , My Favorite Things Cheesecloth background, Eyelet Outlet mini spider brads and 5 mm Bling strips. Martha Stewart Spider Web border punch, My Favorite Things sentiment from Witch Way is the Candy

For all the details on how you can create for this month's challenge, 
visit the Eyelet Outlet blog.

Have a creative day!

{S}

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fun with My Favorite Things and Eyelet Outlet

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a fun card I created with one of my favorite Pure Innocence images from My Favorite Things and some fun brads from Eyelet Outlet.

Hello

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Supplies: My Favorite Things Pure Innocence:Wish You Were Here, Eyelet Outlet Bling strips orange, Dog brads, mini butterfly brads, mini flower brads and word bubble brads.

That little dog is my favorite brad! He's just sooo cute!

We've been hosting a monthly challenge over at the Eyelet Outlet blog.
Here's my project for last month's challenge. We'll be posting the new challenge Wednesday.



 I'd love for more people to create with us to win some awesome Eyelet Outlet goodies!

So I am picking 5 commentors on this post to win a RAK of Eyelet Outlet goodies that you can use to create a project for the next challenge!!
Now since I am sending these items to you myself I must ask that your mailing address be within the United States.

Winner's will be posted on my blog tomorrow, so you only have til midnight Pacific time to leave a comment. I will be mailing these Wednesday.

Have a creative day!

{S}

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Stamping

Hello friends. I'm spending my Saturday afternoon getting crafty with my new MFT stamp set Witch Way is the Candy and creating for MFT's Weekly Sketch challenge.


Here's this week's sketch




Here's my take on the sketch

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Supplies: MFT Stamp: Witch Way is Candy? Cheesecloth Background stamp. Solid cardstock and patterned paper Anna Griffin Bat-tastic. Celebrate it! Ribbon, Copic Markers: W10, C1,C2 and Y38. Stickles: Crystal, Glossy accents. Misc: stars and glitter embellie

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I tried my hand at shading the bat's wings with my Copic markers. I think they turned out pretty good but I would really like to take some Copic classes. Now that my kids are back in school as of this week I'll be looking forward to checking out some YouTube videos and learning some new techniques in the quiet of my own home. If you have some videos to suggest, please leave me a link in the comments. Thanks so much!


If you'd like to create for this week's sketch there is still time. Click the image to find out all the info:

http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/category/wednesday-stamp-club/

Have a creative day!

{S}

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello Unity friends! Thanks for joining us today for another fun Unity Thursday!! 


Unity has a 40% off sale



and something new releasing today from


And these fun little guys from


Here's something I created with the new Susan Weckesser garden what not collection



We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.

Here's all our participants for today's inspiration

Have a creative day

{S}



Monday, August 18, 2014

More fun with Anna Griffin stamps and All About Kindness Card kit

Hello friends, I'm back with more designs to share that I created for Anna's last show on HSN. I never realize until I start to go back thru my galleries just how many projects we create for each show. I am continually amazed at how many beautiful products are developed for each show.

Today I am sharing projects from the Self Inking Autumn Wreath Doily Stamp Set and the All About Kindness Card kit.

Here's a few samples I created with the stamp set.


I used the medallions to create a background using Anna's grey ink pad and then created a small doily which I fussy cut and adhered to the front of the card.



I used some pieces of the Garden Window card making kit and used one of the medallion images to create a background again. Satin ribbon always gives Anna's cards a finished look.


Next I have some samples from the All About Kindness Card kit.







With all the images Anna adds to each card kit, it isn't hard to create truly beautiful cards that you are proud to give friends and family.

Have a creative day!

{S}

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Hello friends! It's time for a new Unity Stamp of the Week Sunday reveal!


{Harvest of a Heart}



I've been dabbling with my new water colors and wanted to give them a try with this image.


Supplies: DCWc bright cardstock stack, Dear Lizzy Luck Charm patterned paper, Misc ribbon and flowers from Iamroses.com

For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  
Now remember, you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own.  
Have a creative day!
{S}

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday Stamping

Hello friends. I'm spending my Saturday evening playing my new MFT stamps and dies. I love creating along with MFT's Weekly Sketch challenge.


Here's this week's sketch


I was so happy that my order arrived in time to create with the new products! I ordered Tuesday night at 10 and my package arrived Friday! How awesome is that!

I wanted to create with the Spooky Window die and try using the distress inks and water to create a sky background. It's my first time trying this technique.

Here's my take on the sketch

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Supplies: MFT Stamp: Witch Way is Candy? and Cheesecloth background. MFT Dienamics: Spooky Window Tim Holtz Distess Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean. Iris: Fresh Green. Eyelet Outlet witch hat brad and small grey pearls.

If you'd like to create for this week's sketch there is still time. Click the image to find out all the info:

http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/category/wednesday-stamp-club/

Have a creative day!

{S}

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Stamp of the Week Sunday

 Hello friends! It's another Unity Stamp of the Week Sunday Reveal!

Here's a look at this week's image

Hello Pumpkin

 So cute right? Here's my sample.


Supplies: Patterened paper from Simon Says Stamp Card kit, Spellbinders die, Copic Markers, twine, Enamel dots EyeletOulet.


For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  

Now remember, you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own.  

Have a creative day!

{S}

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Getting back to challenges: MFTWSC188

Hello friends. Thanks for your visit today. I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. I finally had some time to create for one of my favorite challenges from My Favorite Things.



Here's this week's sketch



Here's my creation

I used paper from Simple Stories DIY, My Favorite Things Laina Lamb Designs Bring on the Cake, Cupcake stand dies and the Delicious Birthday set. Misc: pearl brad.

I had fun making my {paper} cakes and for some reason I was really feeling green. So I made a cake to go on top of the Cupcake stand and a coordinating card.


 
These dies are SO fun!! So many ideas are swimming in my head so I am sure you'll see some more creations!


Have a creative day.

{S}

Friday, August 8, 2014

More designs with Anna Griffin

Hello friends. I am sharing some more of my cards that I designed with Anna Griffin's newest products, some of which are still available at HSN. You can view what's available for purchase right now here on Anna's page at HSN.

These were created using the Antique Botanical Die Cuts


 I like to take multiple die cuts and layer them with 3D foam. It makes the flowers and butterflies appear to be coming off the front of the card.



These die cuts are made to be layered and layered so don't be afraid to make them pop!



Next are some samples with the Birthday Wishes 3D Sticker kit.



I love incorporating all of my Anna Griffin products when I am creating with a specific item.  can you spot all of the items I used?
Dies
Border Stickers
Embossing Folder
Card base from one of the card kits
Perfect Palette Cardstock
Birthday Wishes sticker sentiment
Misc: punches, ribbon and bling



 The corners on this card are from the negative paper left over from the die cut.


A double loop bow can really add something to your cards.

These sentiment stickers are super fun on gift bags too!




I've been very busy working on the next round of assignments. Anna is scheduled to be on QVC UK August 19th! If you go to their page here. You can stream the show on your PC's!

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by to have a look.

Have a creative day!

{S}