Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sketch Saturday Challenge #376

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Little Claire, who is offering 9 digital images as a prize to our random winner.  WOW, thanks Little Claire.  You have until Friday, September 4th to enter for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose Little Claire digital image, “Meadow Girl Silhouette.” I went a little mixed media for my card today by using a print I made from another project which I painted, stenciled, inked, and otherwise just played on.  I then die cut this with My Favorite Things frame die.  For the image, I created stripes of Distress ink in Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, and Mermaid Lagoon. The sentiments are an older Stampin’ Up set applied to flags labels I cut out.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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A Day For Daisies: New Challenge – Use Plaid 8-28-15

Happy Friday!  It’s new challenge time at A Day For Daisies and we are using “Plaid.” Plaid goes so well with the showcase of our Veggie Lover collection!

I decided to make my own plaid pattern using The Alley Way’s “Crossing Lines” stamp set, but there are a lot of plaid stamp sets out there or pull from lined stamps already in your stash.  If you ever need inspiration, Laura Bassen of Doublestick Heaven is the queen of plaid. For my colors I used Hero Arts Butter Bar, Soft Leaf, Raspberry Jam and Simon Says Stamp, Green Leaf.

I colored the “Fancy Beets” with Copics in R37, R39 and RV99.  The stems were colored in YG03, YG17 and YG67. The sentiment label and circle die are Clearly Besotted, thanks sentiment is Simon Says Stamp, and “a bunch” is WPlus9. 

This is sure to be a super fun challenge and we can’t wait to see your plaid creations on both A Day For Daisies Blog and Facebook Community Page!

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Brown Sugar Challenge #161: Big Sentiments

Happy Friday!  It’s time for a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenges and today, we are looking for “Big Sentiments.”  This challenge is sponsored by Di’s Digis Stamps offering a $12.00 voucher to their store and SLS Lines Digital Stamps offering 3 digital images or products for $10.00 from their store.  Thanks Sponsors!!

For my card today, I’ve used SLS Lines “Tired Mom.”  I think those of us mothers can related, right?  I colored colored mom with Copic Markers and used Glitz’s “Brightside” 6 x 6 paper pad. My image and card base were cut out using a My Favorite Things dies.  My large sentiment “MOM” is cut out using a WPlus9 die, colored with Copics and glittered.  I figured she needed a little sparkle.

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We look forward to seeing what your “Big Sentiments” look like. You have until September 3rd to enter at Brown Sugar Challenges. See you there!

The House That Stamps Built: Sketch Challenge

It’s the fourth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built sketch challenge.  You have until Tuesday, September 1st to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.  If you use a Repeat Impressions stamp, you will also get an extra entry!

Here’s the Sketch:

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For my card today I stamped Repeat Impressions “Balloon Silhouette 5108-F” with Hero Arts Ombre Inks.  I did the same with the “Happy Birthday 1113-D” sentiment. The oval and rectangle dies from My Favorite Things and the bow die is new from Paper Smooches.  I hand drew the balloon strings with my Copic Multiliner and finished the card with washi tape.

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I hope you’ll join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner!

Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

Technique Junkies – Contemporary Flowers

Hello Junkie Friends.  Today I’m bringing you a couple of clean and simple cards using another August Release stamp called “Contemporary Flowers S#638.”  I absolutely love this stamp and have been using it like crazy!

My first card is simply heat embossed with clear powder over Versafine Black Onyx ink.  The sentiment is another August Release called, “Always Hope SD#651.”

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My second card features the Spritzed Stone Tutorial from Technique Junkies Newsletter Dec 09/Jan 10′, which uses Copics and 91% alcohol.  I love the way this background came out.  For the sequins, I added stickles in the center to give both shine and cover that little hole.

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I hope you’ll join us over at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog for more inky goodness.

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Send a Smile 4 Kids – Anything Goes Challenge!

Happy Saturday!  Today Send a Smile 4 Kids begins a new Anything Goes Challenge!  We have some great prizes from our generous sponsors for our randomly chosen winner.  The design team will also be choosing their favorites and those cards will be featured on the Send a Smile 4 Kids blog.

Our sponsors are:

1)  Flat Friends Boutique:  Prize of 6 digital images of winners choice

2)  Crafty Sentiments:  Prize of 3 digital images of winners choice

3)  Stitchy Bear:  $6.00 Gift Certificate to Store

Now, how about a little inspiration to get you going?

My first card uses Flat Friends Boutique, “Music Time,” which I colored in Copics. The paper pack is Basic Grey’s Hipster collection cut out using a My Favorite Things square die and backed with a My Favorite Things rectangle die.  The sentiment is in the paper pack.

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My next card uses a digital image from “Crafty Sentiments called, “Summer Breeze”.   I colored her with Copic Markers and cut her out using a bracket die from my stash.  The “You” sentiment and background paper is cut with Simon Says Stamp dies.

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I sure hope you will join us at Send a Smile 4 Kids this challenge for a chance to win some great prizes in our Anything Goes Challenge!

Sketch Saturday Challenge #375

Happy Saturday friends!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by KennyK Downloads who is generously offering 3 digis of winners choice.  I hope you pop over to their store as these images are so fun!  Get your card in by Friday, August 28th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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Love this sketch by Vanessa – so whimsical and perfect for the KennyK Style!  For my card I used “Girl Fish,” which I colored with copics.  The background paper was embossed using Tim Holtz’s bubble folder and the circles were cut using My Favorite Things dies.  I finished off by embellishing Cloud 9’s Rain Splats along with gems and pearls from my stash.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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A Day For Daisies: Veggie Lover Showcase 8-21-15

It’s Friday and today at A Day For Daisies we are showcasing the Veggie Lover collection!  Summer is a great time for fresh veggies and I know I sure have been enjoying them.  I’d also like to remind you we are still running the Sequins Challenge that ends on August 27th at Noon so come on by and enter while you can.

To highlight this collection, I made a card using “Carrots.”  The carrots were colored with Copics in YR15, YR18, YR68 and Y09.  The stems were Y17 and Y67.

The paper pad is from Lily Bee Design’s “Handmade” collection. The tag stamp and die is Lawn Fawn, the sentiment is Paper Trey Ink and the label die is My Favorite Things.

We look forward to seeing you at both A Day For Daisies Blog and Facebook Community Page!

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The House That Stamps Built: Photo Inspiration

It’s the third Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built photo inspiration challenge.  For August, the design team chose a beautiful floral composition.  As with all our challenges, let the photo be your guide and use some creative license with your card.

You have until Tuesday, August 25th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.  If you use a Repeat Impressions stamp, you’ll get an extra entry!

Here’s the inspiration chosen by our Rock Stars:

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For my card I began with my Kuretake Gamsi watercolors then stamped the Repeat Impressions “Ginkgo 5709- I” stamp from the Far East Series and “Random Dots 3404-C” from the Little Fill’ns set with black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder.   The “Sending” sentiment is a die from Simon Says Stamp.  In addition, if you promise not to tell, I’ve given a sneak peek of the “Hello 9900” sentiment stamp soon to be released!

I hope you’ll join us at The House That Stamps Built, where you may be our next winner!  Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

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Technique Junkies – The Right Shoes

Hello Fellow Junkies!!

It’s The Crafty Nurse here with a clean and simple card share for you using the gorgeous Technique Junkies stamp called “The Right Shoes #SD610.”  I colored them with Copic Markers in R05, R27, R46, which is one of my favorite red combinations.  The bottom of the shoes are C3, C5, and C7 and the skin colors are E50, E51, and E21.

The background was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with clear powder using “Faint Scratches #SD518.” This background stamp is perfect for so many design types and I find myself reaching for it often to add great texture.

The Right Shoes stamp is so striking on it’s own I wanted to showcase it with a clean design.  The angle piece was cut using My Favorite Things Blueprint #15 die and I finished off the card with a waxed linen bow.

I hope you are finding some time to get inky today!

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