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Monday, April 29, 2013

Sweet Stamps- White on White + One Other Color

Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is to use White on White + one other color.

 This is for a First Communion- and the recipient is ALL Boy!  So, I used Bluebell Coordinations and White and that is it- no pearls, no ribbons...nothing else! 

 I used white embossing powder on Vellum, colored over that with a Copic Marker. The oval die is cut from the vellum and the blue and the white oval was trimmed down and placed behind the vellum. I sponged blue Shades die ink around the edges of the embossed pieces and added the die- there CAS.....



Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Small Cross HERE
Just for You Sentiment HERE
Copic Marker BG11 HERE
Shades Die Ink HERE
Ranger Embossing Ink HERE
White Embossing Powder HERE 
Don't forget the antistatic pad with the vellum when embossing HERE
Trendy Circles Embossing Folder HERE
Carnivale Border Die by Cheery Lynn HERE
Nellie Snellen Oval DIe Set HERE
Vellum HERE


Coordinations cardstock HERE 

Double Line Tape HERE

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! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!


We have a monthly challenge as well- 4/15-5/14 Stamp a background Paper- you have a chance to WIN a TECHNIQUE JUNKIES CD!!!


 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Blog candy

A reminder about my blog candy post HERE



Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Use Three of Something

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is to use THREE of something.
I used Three sections of the border die : )
I used Three pearls on the bottom border die.
And, I used three colors of cardstock- Black, Purple and Poison Ivy shimmery cardstock. The paper is shimmery, so the image looks faded- but IRL, it is not........

 The background is a Technique Junkies technique called Designer Paper Starburst.


Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Antique Dancing Couple HERE

Black Memento Tuxedo ink HERE
Prima Nature Garden DP HERE
Coordinations cardstock HERE 
Pearls HERE 
Dancing Doily Lace Die HERE

Double Line Tape HERE

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! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!


We have a monthly challenge as well- 4/15-5/14 Stamp a background Paper- you have a chance to WIN a TECHNIQUE JUNKIES CD!!!


 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy Birthday!!!

 Well, for my Birthday I am going to share some Yummy Blog Candy with you!!!
 Yep- what do you think?  Included are: B63 and B66, RV23, Rv25, RV29 and YR21- perfect for coloring flowers.

I will not be moderating comments right away- so do not worry- I am going to be away from my computer for a short bit.......

To enter:
1) Leave a comment
2) You will need to be a follower this time around
3) For a second entry- put the candy on your side bar and stop back by and leave me another comment- I need a seperate comment from the one you left initially...........

I will use Mr Linky to pick and will draw a number on Friday, May 3rd at 6PM EST

I will ship anywhere in the world- as long as you are a follower of my blog : )

Zia Tian!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sweet Stamps Challenge- Rainbow

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Rainbow. I used Rainbow colors:
I used Peerless Watercolors on Watercolor paper 5.5" x 5.5" and just painted on strips of Rainbow colors. I put the watercolor paper through the Big Shot using the Cheery Lynn Die Honeycomb. My first idea was to put the 'inner' pieces that pop out in the opposite colors- but that looked dreadful..... So, I took them all off, and just arranged them back in order......  I left the edges irregular- like me- and I thought it was perfect with the Psalm sentiment- one of my favorites : )  The butterflies are colored in Rainbow colors too- one Red/ Orange, one Yellow/Green, and the other Indigo/Violet. You can't see in the photo, but there is also Creative Inspirations Fairy Dust Paint for some shimmer on the background and a touch on the edges of the Honeycomb 'innies' edges. The sentiment cut out is a Cheery Lynn Die as well.

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Butterfly image HERE
Be Still Sentiment HERE
Peerless Watercolors HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint HERE
Cheery Lynn Die- Honeycomb HERE
Cheery Lynn Little Scallop Circle Die set HERE
Black Memento Tuxedo ink HERE
Ranger Clear Embossing Ink HERE
Black Embossing Powder HERE 
Embossing Pal-anti-Static Buddy HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint HERE

Double Line Tape HERE

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! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!


We have a monthly challenge as well- 4/15-5/14 Stamp a background Paper- you have a chance to WIN a TECHNIQUE JUNKIES CD!!!


 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Our Daily Bread- Scripture or Hymns
Craft Garden- Be Inspired by Rainbows
ABC Challenges- Recipe- 1-ribbon,  2-dies (sizes) for the sentiment- 3-butterflies

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sweet Stamps Monthly Challenge- Stamp your own background paper

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is to stamp your own background paper.
    From the new Technique Junkies newsletter, I used a technique called Bands of Color- only I added stamping into the mix to qualify for the challenge.
  For the main image, I used a wax paper resist technique and three colors of Shades Die ink- Aegean, Buttercup and Forget-Me-Not.  I sponged on the color, and then added Fairy Dust Creative Inspirations paint some shimmer. I did my background technique, then stamped the background image in the same color on the 'band' of color.

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Butterfly Fairy Image HERE
Bohemian Border image HERE
Just for You Sentiment HERE
Shades Die Ink HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint HERE
Coordinations Cardstock Lavendars HERE

Double Line Tape HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  You can enter once and you have a chance of winning a Technique Junkies CD, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!


We have a weekly challenge as well- you have a chance to WIN $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps.


 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Creative Inspirations Paint- Spring Colors

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, April 13, 2013

We're Not in Kansas Anymore.......

 I wanted to share another card using the chalkboard technique- I had a blast creating an 'Oz' scene with a stamp set from Artistic Outpost.
Something a little different than the word stamps I have seen with this technique....which of course I learned from the Technique Junkies.  I used Graphic 45 DP for the background (from my stash.....)  and added some Cheery Lynn Designs corner dies, pencil, white ink and rhinestones. 

I am Linking to the Artistic Outpost April Referral Program HERE. My goal is to link up a minimum of once a month at AO......
Other challenges:
 Speedy and Friends- emboss in White
Simply Create Too- Use your Stash- The stamps, the metallic rhinestones, the Graphic 45 DP that I was hoarding.....!
Moving Along with the Times- Inspired by a song or Movie!
Bloggers challenge this week is - Emboss Me

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Use two stamped Images

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is to use 2 stamped images.


  From the new Technique Junkies newsletter, I used a background technique ..... that I had to try- called Copic Color Double embossing. It involves Copics, an embossing folder and embossing powder. I used 4 families of the sketch sets- Sunshine, Tea Rose, Spring Leaf and Teal.
  I used my die set in different way too- I cut out the white layer, then sandwiched two dies together to make the outer frame:
 How fun, Huh?
I colored the images with the same Copic colors, and used Fairy Dust Creative Inspirations Paint on the butterfly image.

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Daffodil floral image HERE
Butterfly image HERE
Copic Marker Sets HERE
Embossing Folder Swirls HERE
Ranger Embossing Ink HERE
Clear Embossing Powder HERE
Black Memento Tuxedo ink HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint HERE
Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Oval Die HERE
Coordinations Cardstock 'Out to Sea' HERE
Rhinestones Silver HERE

Double Line Tape HERE

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! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!


We have a monthly challenge as well- 3/15-4/14 Wax Paper Resist- you have a chance to WIN $20 $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps.


***Sweet Stamps is having a DT call NOW- Apply by April 12th HERE***


 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Lawnscaping- Embossing
Lexi's Creations- Punches or Dies
Make My Monday- Make your own Background
Pink Elephant- Spring Colors
Alphabet Challenge- D is for Daffodils
Brown Sugar- Spring

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, April 7, 2013

April ATC's- Journaling

This is going to be a L-O-N-G post!  Our April ATC theme was a challenge for me- I have never done Journaling, so had to do quite a bit of research.....so, here is what I finally came up with:

  I used Dylusions sprays and stencils, stamps, rub-ons and a white Signo pen. The middle ATC uses the newspaper that was under the ATC's while I was spraying.....waste not, want not......
 I used a library card insert (given to me by my friend Laura) for the first two trades. The left ATC was watercolored, I used the white Signo pen and some Stardust gelly roll pen, On the Rt- Dylusions spray and stencil. On the ATC on the Lt, I added different words on the inside flap.
I had some fun- grabbed some old TJ backgrounds and punched out a few butterflies with a MS punch and added them inside - a little hidden treasure: )  The Twine was added by piercing thru the sides of the library card insert
Using Alcohol Ink Splatters backgrounds, I added stamps, writing (1970's tunes) and a stencil with writing in the little open spaces.
Two more made with Dylusions Sprays and the butterfly stencil. I sprayed the ink over the stencil, added the newsprint, then traced the stencil again.  These two were not traded- want one???  

This was my 1-4-1 trade- a mish-mosh of techniques and Journaling. 

This is the 1-4-1 trade I recieved:
 Made by Cindy

Like my trades, many of the group make all different ATC's- so this is the sampling of my trades:
On the Lt- Diane M and on the Rt Diane S.

On the Lt Trena and on the Rt Mari

On the Lt- Linda and on the Rt- Carol.  Carol wrote a journal across the front and back of 12 ATC's, then cut them apart.

On the Lt- Debbie- and the pencils were made from toothpicks. On the Rt Harriet.

 On the Lt Mary- she made a little journal book, and on the Rt Cindy.

This is the front of Mary's book-and how cool- see the binding?

Marcie took photo's and added Journaling.

I am going to link up my Journaling ATC's to the Fashionable Stamping Challange

Whew- lots of Inspiration!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Friday, April 5, 2013

Alcohol Ink Splatters

When the new Technique Junkies newsletter comes out, I am like a kid in a candy store : )  I love being able to use supplies that are sitting on my shelves in a new way!
 So, for my alcohol inks- I used Copic refills and followed the technique instructions. I used the same colors for coloring that I used for the background. The image is from Rare Image Rubber stamps, and the sentiment Create with TLC digi.

I made alot of these backgrounds, both with my limited Copic refill colors and Alcohol Inks- the colors are just fabulous IRL!  I colored the ribbon with a BV02 marker and used Eggplant SU cardstock.

Challenges:
Crafty Ribbon- use ribbon
Inspired by- Color photo inspiration
Bloggers Challenge- Backgrounds

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Technique Junkies- Move it, Shape it..... Blog Hop

 The Technique Junkies have released TWO new CD's: Move It and Shape It. I have to say- Pat has outdone herself again!!!  The CD's are ready for mailing, and I hope you are enjoying seeing the DT showcase some of the techniques and getting some ideas for what you will make once you get yours! 
 You have arrived here from Nancy's Blog with awesome Denim and Milkshake inspirationIf not, HERE is the link to the beginning of the hop.

 My first Project is called Inside Out and it is from the Move it CD.
The Outside looks like a regular card- then you open it up:
How fun is that!!!   I used images by Sweet Stamps ( Tulip , Background , and Sentiment ).  The DP is Bo Bunny, the Pearls are Prima, The Butterflies are MS punch and Glimmer Mist watercolor. I watercolored the image with SU ink- inside and out.

 I had to make this Folding Screen from the Shape It CD- I knew immediately when I saw it what I wanted to do.
  Michael Strong recently posted these digi grid images on his blog HERE (March 13th post). I used the circle images from the Cloisonne Accents set as faux lanterns. I made the little tassels for the bottom of the lanterns from thread. The punches are EK Success and SU.

  The price of the CDs -- $9.95 each or $17.95 if ordered together. Here is the Move It and Shape It ordering and information page:

(There is an index for each CD, with pictures of each project available on that page).

Thanks for stopping by today- and now I will send you on your way to TRICIA'S Blog


 Shelly

Monday, April 1, 2013

Sweet Stamps-Spring Pastels

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Spring Pastels
 Oh there is a new Technique Junkies newsletter out..... : )  This technique is called Bands of Color.  I used Ranger inks Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters and Tumbled glass. I used Shabby Shutters on a few strips of cardstock and used the grass die to cut out a few layers of grass. I stamped the Dahlia onto the card and again on cardstock- and fussy cut out the flower head and the leaves. I colored with Distress Markers. I outlined the leaves so no white was showing from cutting out the leaves. I added some Gelly Roll Pen in the center of the flower.
  I felt I needed to add something to balance the card, so I cut out a dragonfly from the Cheery Lynn Mini Critters die cut. I outlined from the negative part of the die onto vellum and painted the vellum with Creative Inspirations paint- and one dried added the painted vellum to the frame of the dragonfly.
 It was really hard to photograph the shimmer. The blue paper was shimmery to begin with.

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Dahlia floral image HERE
Ranger Distress Ink HERE Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass
Ranger Distress Markers HERE Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass
Black Memento Tuxedo ink HERE
Grass Die Cut by Cheery Lynn HERE
Tiny Things with Wings Die Cut by Cheery Lynn HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint HERE
Vellum HERE
Stardust Sakura Gelly Roll Pen HERE
Rhinestones Silver HERE

Double Line Tape HERE

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! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!


We have a monthly challenge as well- 3/15-4/14 Wax Paper Resist- you have a chance to WIN $20 $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps.


***Sweet Stamps is having a DT call NOW- Apply by April 12th HERE***


 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Cheery Lynn Designs- Back to Nature
Eureka Stamps- Stripes or Circles
Lexi's Creations- Use your Punches or dies
Stamp and Create- Use at least one Die Cut
Amusing Challenges- Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas- No background paper

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly