Thursday, September 18, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello friends! Thanks for joining the fun today. It's been so fun seeing what everyone is creating with the awesome products that we were sent by Faber Castell for today's promotional hop. 

I hope you brought your coffee because I have not one..but 3 projects to share with you today!

First let's take a look at today's specials and new releases!



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How cool is that!!!


Alrighty....so I got a nice box of fun product to create with and checked out some YouTube videos to learn more about what I could do with them.



First I saw a great video on using the Gelatos on embossed cardstock. I decided I wanted to create an embossed, gradient background for one of the new Angie Girls Unity images releasing today.




I used Ranger Water color paper for the background so the Metallic Melon Gelatto would blend well when I added water. I used Juli's Garden embossing folder from Cuttlebug to emboss the cardstock first. Then I added the Gelato to the top generously and worked the color down with my fingers to create the gradient look.




I sprayed Perfect Pearls over the cardstock, let it dry and then adhered it to the cardstock. 



Next I used my craft sheet to smear the Gelatos I was sent and mist them with a mini mister to blend them so I could color the image with my water pen. This was really easy to do.

Next I say a technique using molding paste and Gelatos so I gave that a try with a Mosiac heart stencil I recently purchased from Simon Says Stamp.



Here's all the supplies I used to create this project. I splattered the gelatto colors on some watercolor paper and then used molding paste with the stencil. Then I let it dry and used my paint brush to paint it.





For my final project I decided to give the adding color to my molding paste technique a try.





I cut a chunk of the gelato,  ground it into a scoop of molding paste on my craft mat and kept blending it until the color was well blended. Then I smoothed it over the stencil onto my 100 lb weight cardstock, pulled the stencil up and voila!



I let it air dry and it turned out perfectly. Now I have never created with these products from Faber Castell before. Let me just say that they were extremely fun to work with.



Here's a closer look. I really can't believe how easy this technique was to do.


I had so much fun creating with all of these amazing products. I am totally addicted now!


Please head onto Rachel's blog by clicking her image below.


Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog because the prize this week is AMAZING!!!




Have a creative day friends!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge

Hello friends! Hope your day is going well so far. Today I am sharing a card I made for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge. You can see all the challenge cards in the gallery by clicking here.


Here's challenge photo inspiration.


I used grey, black and orange for my color scheme and a cute stamp from Simon Says Stamp.

Here's my card.


I call him Boo Kitty. I ordered this set {Trick or Treat} because my daughter loves kittys and I stamp images for her to color. We have a few of these kitty themed images from Simon Says Stamp. 



I just love those little spiders don't you? 

Have a creative day!

{S}

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cutting it close

Whew! I had a busy weekend and have been working on some fun assignments for the past few weeks so my just for me crafting time has been limited. I barely finished this week's My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge in time to link up this morning.




 Here's a look at this week's sketch.



Here's my card




Supplies: My Favorite Things Geek is Chic glasses die, My Favorite Things Geek is Chic stamp set. Patterned paper Fancy Pants Be Different collection from my May 2014 SSS Card Kit. Punky Sprouts Lil seed button.


You too can Get Sketchy each week, with a new challenge posted each Wednesday and win a $20 GC to the MFT store as a prize! 

Click here for details.




Have a creative day!

{S}

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stamp of the Week Sunday

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



{Thankful & Grateful Oak}





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




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}

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Sept Card kit creations

Hello friends. Today I have a few cards to share that I made with the September Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card kit.


Here's a peek at the September kit



Here's a few cards I made using the kit. 


I loved that cat on the October Afternoon paper so he was my focus for this card.


My one layer shelf attempt. It could use a little work but I gave it a try...lol. I don't think I have ever stamped a card with that many different colors of ink. 


 For some reason my Yellow ink was calling my name for this sentiment.



I love my Simon Says Stamp monthly kits. It's a little box of happy!

Have a creative day!

{S}

Monday, September 8, 2014

Saturday Stamping on Monday

Hello friends. We had a busy weekend with Soccer Saturday kicking off for Lily. Our little soccer player is ready for a fun season. 

Here she is going after the ball during her first game.





I got a chance to fit in some crafting Saturday for this week's My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge but wasn't able to photograph my card til this morning.







Here's this week's Sketch




Here's my card



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I had fun with this card. I stamped the image in Colorbox Ocean Pigment ink and then Stamped the same image over it in black and embossed it. I like how the shadow effect turned out.




There is still time to create and upload your take on this week's challenge.

Have a creative day!

{S}


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stamp of the Week Sunday

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



{Struggle is Part of it}





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




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}

Friday, September 5, 2014

The ones that didn't make the cut

Hello friends. I was cleaning my photo files and came across some cards I has submitted for publication that didn't get picked up. I thought they deserve to at least be seen since I spent so much time creating them...


The first was for the Ampersand call with some We R Memory Keepers Hip Hip Hooray!


The sentiments are from Simon Says Stamp's Handwritten Borders.

Next up is my take on one of the sketches


I used a die cut from Basic Grey's Hipster collection popped over some patterned paper and other embellies from the Simon Says Stamp June 2013 card kit.


These went into my cards for friends and family bin.

Do you keep your rejected cards or do you give them away to friends and family?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a creative day

{S}

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello and thanks for stopping by for another Unity Thursday! Today Unity Stamp Company has some fun new releases and sales! Here's a look at the what's happening at Unity today.


And some lovely new releases from Tracey Malnofski


Here's what I created

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Supplies: My Mind's Eye patterned paper, Copic Markers and  iamroses.com
FYI: made my sample before the sentiment was corrected to "are to"

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}

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

For a special little girl

Hello friends. I wanted to share a sweet card I made for a special little girl's 3rd Birthday. She had a Mermaid tea party and this fun stamp from Stampendous was perfect to create her a very special card.






I have the wood block option but it comes in cling too! Here's how I used it.

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I stamped and embossed the image and then colored it with Copic Markers. I added Crystal stickles and pearl bling to the image. I die cut the base of the card to create a window and used border punches and distress inks on the waves. I finished the card with Eyelet Outlet bling strips in green and a Happy Birthday sentiment from Paper Smooches.

The Birthday girl loved her card. I could tell by her expression when she opened it and that made me so happy. 

There is nothing better than giving hand made gifts friends.

Nothing!

Have a creative day

{S}

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}

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}