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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Make a Wish.......

I finally had a chance to use one of the Saturated Canary images I won a while back : )


 I made a background using the Technique Junkies Mica Glaze Embossing and this image just screamed to be used- and works perfectly with the current Sat. Canary challenge too..... My coloring technique is the dotted background. The sentiment is by Create with TLC.

Challenges:
Saturated Canary- Coloring Technique- Dotted Background
7 Kids College Fund- AG -Twist- Use Markers
Crafters Cafe- Embossing
Little Red Wagon- Polka Dots

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Birthday

It's another fun challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is Birthday!

 I started with an ATC this week- I love the Sweet theme of this stamp set and added color with Shades Dies inks and Copic markers, then added glitter over it all- yummy- sugar and shimmer!

 I also made a card .........
 I had this image all ready to go and it was begging to be used!  I thought it went perfectly with this Prima DP which has a small peek of pink in it too.

HERE are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Sweet Treats *New* clear ArtsyfArtsy set-all images and sentiments HERE
Just for You Sentiment HERE
Wedding Roses Silhouette HERE
Memento Black Tuxedo ink HERE
Prima DP Almanac HERE
Coordinations Cardstock Berry Reds HERE
Copic Blending Sets HERE
Pearls HERE
Double Line Tape HERE
Sparkly Sweet Ultrafine Glitter HERE
Shades Die Ink- (Spots)  HERE
Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen 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! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

  We have a monthly challenge as well- 8/15-9/14- Masking- you have a chance to WIN- you have just a couple of days left to join in!!!

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge.

 Challenges:
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Paper Playtime- use pearls

ATC:
Incy Wincy- ATC
Lexi's Creations- Sparkle and Shine (ATC)
Make my Monday- Sparkle and Shine
Stamp and Create- Glitter
Amusing Challenges- Birthday

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Create 2013

 I took a couple of classes this past weekend at Create- which were so fun!  I have quite a few Alcohol inks and took a class using Alcohol inks on Yupo paper.  I loved this class- and learned alot about using the inks- which I already have : ) 
 Here is what we created:
  The lower samples are what we began with using different mediums like hand sanitizer and white glue too. Some artists create fabulous pictures using Alcohol inks on Yupo- including my instructor- who was fabulous..... Cathy Taylor- Check out her pictures...... HERE and look under Alcohol Inks- LOVE the Peacock......WOW!



  So, I had a great fun day and will look forward to having time to do this again at home : )
The top Lt- is not one we learned in the class. I put a piece of wax paper over my work area- which I made a huge inky mess out of.....and used the ink drippings from the piece on the Rt and used the wax paper and drippings like I use my Gelli plate.  I added some yellow and pulled two of these sheets- I will use them for ATC's or cards...... 

 My second class was fun- but I am slow, so could have used more time- Doodling!  Joanne Sharpe was my instructor- another fabulous class!  My Umber talented ATC friend Trena was in both of the classes- she is a coloring Queen : )  Anyway, here are a few of the things we did:

 We used Watercolor paper and lots of different Mediums.....Watercolor paint (I used some my DD gave me from China), Silks Paints, Twinkling H2O's, a Sharpie Paint Pen, Pitt pen in Black and a NEW Pitt pen in White that has a big tip on it- you are going to want one of these : ) We also used a White Signo pen and a Metallic Gelly Roll Pen. The shimmer, of course, does not show up in the pictures.

 I will work on finishing these and just create- it was ALOT of fun....... Joanne played music in the class- which I will do when I do more of this at home.

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Friday, August 23, 2013

Ghost Masking

 I had fun digging through my unused floral images looking for the perfect image for this new Technique Junkies technique- alas- this 'retired' SU set chosen.


   I used to love this Roses set and used it alot- the sentiment is from another 'retired' SU set. This is a flat card- no dimension except for the back layer. I added some sponging around the edges for added dimension.  I had to add some stitching to finish off the edges.

 A.R.T. Challenge- Anything Goes
Happy Campers- Use a Stamp
Paper Crafting Journey- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Anything Goes- DT featuring *New* ArtsyfArtsy

It's another fun challenge at Sweet Stamps , as we are using Newly Released ArtsyfArtsy clear stamps! I also used a new SweetCuts Silhouette die.
 
  I wanted to make an ATC using the new ATC Backgrounds #2 . I stamped the ATC background tone on tone on the Green Coordinations cardstock- hard to see in the picture..... 

 I had a Prima Paper stack on my desk, and it was calling my name too.......  I love this die- and you can flip it either way you want to........ I love history and she reminds me of a Victorian era Mom all dressed up to go to the ball...... I placed the die on another ATC Background #2 stamped in Argos -Gray ink for a Monochromatic theme. The sentiment is stamped and embossed in Black Sparkly Embossing Powder : )



HERE are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card and ATC:
 *New* clear ArtsyfArtsy set-all images and sentiments HERE
ATC Backgrounds #2 HERE
Sentiment- Thinking of You HERE
Cameo Lady SweetCuts Die HERE
Memento Black Tuxedo ink HERE
Prima DP  HERE
Coordinations Cardstock  HERE
Shades Die Ink spot (Palm Grove) -  HERE
Shades Die ink pad Argos HERE

Nellie Snellen  Multiframe (straight) Oval 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! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

  We have a monthly challenge as well- 8/15-9/14- Masking - you have a chance to WIN-
  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge.

 Challenges:
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad- Anything Goes
Pink Elephant- Anything but a card- ATC
Dream Valley- Monochrome
Allsorts- Use your New Stash
One Stop Craft- Add Stripes
Card Makin Mamas-Black and White plus one other color
The Cupboard Trilogy- Monochromatic

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sweet Stamps Monthly Challenge- Masking

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this Month is Masking.There are so many ways to do masking..... I used the good old fashioned- make a mask and stamp over it.......

  I stamped the floral images using Butterscotch Shades Die Ink (spot) onto Watercolor paper. I decided to live dangerously and take a paint brush- with barely any water on it and fill in the color into the petals and leaves by touching the outline ink and dragging it in. I used Shades Die Ink (spots) to add highlights using colors Rustic and Forest. I stamped the sentiment in Rustic. I stamped the sentiment before watercoloring the petals- in hind sight, I should have added it last as the inks are water soluble. I added a pop of color with some black (dots stamp), and added shimmer using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen- Stardust.
  The Technique I used is from the latest Technique Junkies Newsletter and is called Simply Framed.

There are SO many ways to mask an image or a scene....... Give it a go and join us!   You have an entire month- the challenge runs from 8/15 thru 9/14.


Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Spring Blooms HERE
Thank You Sentiment HERE
Dot Bitty Background HERE
Shades Die Ink (Spots) Butterscotch, Rustic and Forest HERE
Memento Black Tuxedo HERE
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen Stardust HERE
Coordinations Cardstock Scarlet (Classy Reds) HERE

Double Line Tape HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  You cannot win if you don't play!!!  And, if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!


 We also 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.

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Use it Tuesday- Use Un-Inked Stamps -flowers and dots
ABC Challenges # 40- SIP- Stamps, Ink, Paper

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you at the challenge blog!
Shelly

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Bling, Bling, Bling........

It's another fun challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge for this week is Bling!
 What is your favorite product to bling up your cards?

 I used Creative Inspirations Paint on the Pink scalloped Icing over the Copic coloring, and added a few Rhinestones below the yummy cake. I used Prima DP- I cannot resist pink as you probably well know......  The Seam binding was colored with the R32 Copic Marker.

 I was in an ATC mood too, so made up a couple of ATC's with this new Stamp Set:
 I hope this will pass for a Birthday........ Colored with Copics and I used In the Pink Shades Die ink (spot) for the candy.  My Bling on this ATC-rhinestones.

 I used a few different bling items here- Liquid Pearls, Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen on the flame and a Rhinestone. I used the Prima DP here again and used a Technique Junkies Technique called Faux Mosaic (2/12 newsletter).  I also used Paper Piecing for the bottom part of the Cupcake.

HERE are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Sweet Treats *New* clear ArtsyfArtsy set-all images and sentiments HERE
Memento Black Tuxedo ink HERE
Prima DP Almanac HERE
Coordinations Cardstock (Sandy Tans- Sandstone) HERE
Copic Blending Sets HERE
Creative Inspirations paint Fairy Dust HERE
Rhinestones (Silver) HERE
Nellie Snellin Straight Oval die set HERE
Nellie Snellen  Multiframe Oval die (brown layer on card) HERE

Double Line Tape HERE

Additionsl Supplies for ATC's:
Shades Die Ink- In the Pink (Spot) Spring Pastel Set HERE
Liquid Pearls Petal Pink HERE
Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen 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! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

  We have a monthly challenge as well- Dryer Sheet Techniquem7/15-8/14-Dryer Sheet Technique - you have a chance to WIN- you have just a couple of days left to join in!!!
  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge.

 Challenges:
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Amusing Challenge- Paper Piecing on the bottom ATC
Allsorts- Stitching
Hiding in My Craft Room- Use your scraps- ATC
Sister Act- Anything Goes
ABC Challenge- S is for Stitching
Just for Fun- Anything Goes
Cards Galore- Bingo- Birthday, Ribbon, Die Cut
Artistic Inspiration- Die Cuts
Craft-Dee BowZ- Anything goes with a handmade bow

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Sunday, August 11, 2013

StampAway

I just returned home from Stampaway in Cincinnati- what a Blast!!!  I took 7 classes and went to the Friday night preview party...then shopped a little bit more Saturday AM.........


 I really enjoyed making a mixed media canvas............  We used napkins, embossing paste, Pan Pastels and some stamping. WE had three choices of napkins, so no one had the same outcome...... We had 2 ladies from Pa., one from Mi and one from OH plus me at my table.

 This canvas was done with paint, Gesso,  a square of texturized Wallpaper....painted and then the color scraped off with a plastic card like a credt card (or a hotel key......).  I left the sentiment off for now.  Everyone in this class made the exact same project- we were able to choose different sentiments.

My favorite class was a Parchment  technique class- no pictures as no project was completed- but I will definitely be doing some in the future......

 There was a TON of shopping- so many temptations- I will have fun playing with my new 'stuff'!

I got to meet Pat Huntoon IRL for the first time, and I also met Mr Holtz himself : )

 I watched his glitter presentation, ask a couple of questions about the black inks and saw a presentation with the new glitter line. The glitter is very glimmery, but has no mica- it is plastic, you can ink it and it does not fly all over the place when you used it- I look forward to giving it a try. 

Oh, it's good to be home- I have not slept in my own bed since last Monday night......
Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Silhouettes

It's another fun challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge for this week is Silhouettes!
 A new technique from a new Technique Junkies newsletter- and it is amazing IRL!  It is called Mica Glaze embossing. I love this silhouette Dress and shoes pair from the ArtsyfArtsy line. I lightly colored over it with a Copic marker so the paper would not be stark white. I added a little Copic color to the flower on the neck and on the shoes for some interest.

HERE are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:

Black Dress and Shoes ATC set HERE
Embossing Folder Oval Frame HERE
Copic Blending Sets 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! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 We have a monthly challenge as well- Dryer Sheet Techniquem7/15-8/14-Dryer Sheet Technique - you have a chance to WIN !!! Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge.

 Challenges:
Make it Monday- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Pinspired and Bright

 I just won this fun stamp set from Blogger Melisa. I decided to use the Washi tape that came with it and a yellow Washi tape from SU and make a fun summery card.


  The stamp set is by Technique Tuesday. I stamped and colored with Copics, then added sparkle around the edges of all of the yellows and in the flower with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen. The sentiment is SU.  The card design - saw that on Pintrest : ).

Challenges:
Sister Act- Anything Goes
Craftin' Boutique- Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs- Anything Goes
Creative Belli-Summer
Paper Pretties- Thank You
Paper Shelter- Anything Goes
City Crafter- Summertime
Clear It Out- Use Washi Tape


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Glittery Washi Windows

The new Technique Junkies newsletter is online! I really love this newsletter- it is sooooo much fun!

  I am in a blogging group on SCS, and this card is one I made for an exchange- and used Washi Tape as our monthly challenge. I used the new technique Glittery Washi Windows for my card.

  I used an Amuse stamp (trees) and embossed it on a shimmery cardstock from Paper Temptress. I cut out the deer die from Sweet Stamps (love this die) and added the digi sentiment from McMahon Five Designs.

 I rec'd this beautiful card from my swap partner Kelly from Sandcastle Stamper:
   Kelly has also decorated the inside of the card : ) 

Challenges for my card:
Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey- Use a die cut
Southern Girls- Animal Antics
Inkspirational- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesdays- Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge- Heat Embossing


Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly