Design Teams

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bodacious Backgrounds

 There is nothing better for me than learning new ways to use my supplies to make cards!  Today, some of the Design Team members at Technique Junkies are joining T.J owner Pat Huntoon in a Blog Hop to present to you some of the techniques on a new CD-Bodacious Backgrounds.

I made two cards for the hop- both use supplies I already have on hand  in my 'stash'.
This first card is called the Outlined Resist technique.
 This card uses the Roses background image (S483) from Technique Junkies/formerly Stamp Camp. I used a combination of ink brands for this quick and easy floral delight. My Mother is a Master gardener and has the most beautiful roses, so images of Roses always make me think of Mom: )
 Next, I made a bright and cheery card using the Irresistible Rainbow technique.A perfect Spring card...well, if Spring ever decided to arrive here to stay!
 Again, I used stamps from Technique Junkies/formerly known as Stamp Camp.The Blue and Yellow cardstocks I used are from Paper Temptress- there is a little bit of sparkle in it, and I used a stick pin, ribbon and charms from my stash.

Here is the Blog Hop order:
Ann Clack          
Tricia O’Bin        
Shelly Schmidt   YOU ARE HERE! 
Holly Brown        
Pat Huntoon  
  
This new Bodacious Background Stamp CD contains 30 ways to use your background stamps in fun and creative ways!  Learn how to color, stamp and transform your background stamped images.  The CD contains 20 brand new tutorials plus 10 techniques from the TJ archives.  All 30 tutorials are in step-by-step pdf format - compatible for Macs and PCs alike.  All the tutorials are printable to 8-1/2” x 11” paper.  This is the link for the table of contents for this lovely new CD Bodacious Background Stamps CD index page. 

This link will take you to the Table of Contents page for the CD.


 The CD is available for order TODAY by using the dropdown below.  The CD will be shipped in less than 2 weeks!

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Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Floral Inspiration

It's another great challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is to use the floral inspiration picture below- an ode to Pink and Blue : )

 I decided to create a little shabby and distress the edges of the DP and my DP butterfly using a touch of Antique Linen Distress Ink. The Coordinations was sanded (I learned that via Technique Junkies) to add to the distressed look. The butterfly was cut from the DP and I painted over the top of it using Fairy Dust Creative Inspirations Paint. The butterfly is a 2 layer die- so the top is the same cardstock as the base.

Here are the Copic markers I used on the card:

 Here is the Inspiration Photo- Oh, I LOVE Pink and Blue : )

Here are the supplies I used on my card:





 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!

  Here is a direct link to the Monthly Challenge as well- 1015-11/14-Center Step Card. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by Random.org.

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

 Challenges:
Craft-Dee BowZ-Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting From the Heart- Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network- Die Cuts or Embossing
Created With Love Challenges- In The Garden
Come and Get it- Spring Flowers


Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Floral Card in a Box

  I joined in a Mingle in the Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo group recently for Different kinds of folds cards. One of our Sponsors at Technique Junkies is About Art Accents- and I used a newly released stamp plate for Spring and made a Card in a Box.
 Can you see the lower part of the box- that is called Embossed Wax Paper resist.

  Here are the sides of this card:
And side 2:
And here is the back- that is gold shimmery cardstock (Paper Temptress):

I used a number of Technique Junkies techniques on this card, including Embossed Wax Paper Resist, Salt and Pepper and Simple Sumi (dragonflies).  I stamped the images and colored some using Copics, others (tulips) were watercolored.

What is really neat with these cards, is that they fold down flat to put in an envelope to mail.

  When traveling to China, regardless of the city, there is always open space reserved for parks, and they are beautifully manicured with fabulous flowers! So, with that memory in mind, this card was a delight to create, even in light of all of the fussy cutting!

Challenges:
Creative Knockouts- Anything Goes
Shelly's Images- April Showers bring May Flowers
Creative Moments- Spring
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Things with Wings
Ladybug Crafts- Spring is Here
Crafty Sentiments Design- Fun Folds
Fan-Tastic Tuesday- Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps - Fancy Folds
Paperminutes- Card with effect/movement
Try it on Tuesday- More than one fold
Created With Love- In the Garden
Pile it on- No DP

Have a fabulous weekend!
Shelly Schmidt

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Sweets

It's Tuesday, so time for our weekly challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is Sweets .
  We have had a few Birthdays to celebrate this month, and made cupcakes to celebrate!  29 again : )

 I used the Mojo Monday Sketch on this card. The cardstock is Coordinations, and the DP is My Mind's Eye.
  I love the Magnetic die plate- no more needing to use post it notes or double sided removable tape : ) , and that background die has been waiting patiently for months to be used! Next, I took Scor Tape, attached it to cardstock , then cut out the circle. I added Microfine Golden Glitz Glitter to the circle. The image is stamped in Brownie ink- I rubbed off the brown ink off the candletip and used Mustard Seed ink for the flame. I added Worn Lipstick for frosting, fussy cut out the image and then popped it up onto the circle. 

Today is my Baby's 21st birthday- on the 21st!  Happy Birthday Stephi!

Here is my supply list from the Sweet Stamps store:



 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!

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

 Challenges:
MoJo Monday- Sketch 342
Crafty Bloggers Network- Die Cuts
Classy Cards and Such- Musical Motif's
My Craft Spot- Glitter -Shake it on
613 Ave Create- AG -option Treats
Crafting When We Can- Ribbon
The Squirrel and The Fox- Use a Die Cut or a Punch

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Here come the Cottontails....

 Those who know me well know the joy in creating for me is trying new techniques : )  This is a new fun technique by Technique Junkies called Stencil Spray with a Twist.

  I had a blast- started with cutting a stencil for my background with an SVG from Bird's Cards- which she generously offers for free- love her beautiful files- on my new Silhouette Cameo! Then, I sprayed on Dylusions in some bright colors.
  The  bunny images are from Impression Obsession- I inked them up with two different colors of brown inks and texturized with the ink pads before stamping them. I cut them out leaving a tiny border of white. The sentiment is a digi from Sweet n Sassy stamps. The background stamp is from Starving Artistamps (stamped in black- not sure if it is retired?).

Challenges:
Crafty Ribbons- AG with Ribbons
Creative Knockouts- Furry or Feathery Friends
Addicted to Stamping- Anything Goes
Repeat Impressions- Easter
Simon Says Stamp- Animals
ABC Challenge- J is for Just as you Like It (AG)
Mark's Finest Papers- Easter Card

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Anything Goes/ Embossing (Dry or Heat)

It's another great challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this Week is Anything Goes PLUS we are combining our Monthly challenge- Embossing (Dry or Heat).
  I used Cold Press Watercolor paper for my card. I swiped the antistatic pad across the paper, then embossed with Black Detail EP.  I painted using Peerless Transparent Watercolors.
  Here is how I store my watercolors so I can paint with them wherever I want to- this makes them easy to travel with as well. I have a couple of pieces of acetate cut to the size of the case that I use for painting- I can mix colors on it and water down the colors there as well. Any unused paints dry and I can use them later as well. This is just a small piece of the paint swatch from the Peerless pkg, so when I use all of the paint of any color, I can replace the swatch from my book and start all over.

Here are the products I used from the Sweet Stamps Store:


 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!

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

 Challenges:
Crafting From the Heart- AG- Use Yellow
Incy Wincy- CAS
Scrapbook Stamp Society challenge- A/G plus Use Yellow on your card

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ir-Resistable fun with an older technique

 I needed to make cards for a swap today, so looked at challenges, so decided to play with a challenge from MFP and made Wax Paper Resist cards.
 This is plain old Wax Paper resist- so I had to try something fun- I cut an oval die out of the center of the Wax Paper and left that part white. When I cut the oval, I made a template with a plain white cardstock, so I could place it over the the oval when I added the color.

 So, for my Swap cards, I used the wax paper in an embossing folder and so the Wax Paper resist has a pattern:
  The horse was stamped on a textured CS, so I just cut around the outside. The word for horse in Chinese is 'ma' and there are 4 different tones in Chinese- so- in the other tones it also means mother, hemp, or scold..... That is why Chinese is so hard to speak! Horse is a third tone......

All stamps are from Mark's Finest Papers.

Challenges:
Mark's Finest Papers Tutorial Time- Wax Paper Resist
Challenges 4 Everybody- Anything Goes
Allsorts- Spring is in the Air
Crafty Calender Challenge- Things with Wings
Sweet Stampin- Flowers
Open Minded Crafting Fun- Pastel Colors
CAS-ual Fridays- CAS + oval die(s)
Craftyhands- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly