Monthly Archives: November 2015

From The Heart Stamps Sketch #129 – Use Heat Embossing

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m here with this weeks sketch challenge at From The Heart Stamps.  These are great challenges because you can use just the sketch, or if you’d like, add the twist. The only requirement is that you use a From The Heart image.  The rest is up to you. The twist for this challenge is to add heat embossing.

For my card, I used only the sketch this week.  I colored the November Stamp of the Month called, “Deck The Halls Birdbrain” with Copic Markers and added a faux stitched frame.  The paper is My Minds Eye “Winter Wonderland” and the sentiment is included in the “Deck The Halls Birdbrain” image.

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Come on over and join us this week for our Sketch Challenge at From The Heart Stamps Blog.

Sketch Saturday Challenge #389

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter who is offering a $10.00 gift certificate to their store for our random winner.  You have until Friday, December 4th to enter for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:


The Paper Shelter digital stamp used for my card is called “December 26th.”  You can use the pre-colored image like I did or you can color up your own image.  I printed two images out and popped up the second one over the first to give shadow and dimension. For the paper I used a Studio Calico 6 x 6 pad called, “Wonderland” and added a Tim Holtz label tag and sentiment. Using pre-colored images is a great way to get lots of homemade Christmas cards in a hurry.

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Come on over to the Sketch Saturday Blog to enter and don’t forget to stop by the Sketch Saturday Facebook Page and give is a like!

A Day For Daisies: Watercolor Challenge 11-27-15

It’s Friday and time for more a new post at A Day For Daisies!  This week we are continuing to add “Watercolor” to our projects using the Native Hearts Showcase images. The challenge will run through Thursday, December 3rd at noon on the A Day For Daisies Blog!

For my card today I used the sweet showcase image called, “Acorn For Dinner.”  I colored her with Copic Markers, cut her out with My Favorite Things circle dies, and added a title cut from the Carta Bella “Fall Blessing” papers. 


We’d also love for you to visit our Facebook Community Page where you can post your creations in addition to adding them on the blog.  Adding “Watercolor” to your projects is so trendy and I can’t wait to see what your creations bring this week.

A Day For Daisies Freebie with Purchase

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US.  Today I’m posting one of three freebies with purchase at A Day For Daisies called “Raccoon with Corn.”  I colored him with Copic Markers and used Simple Stories “Pumpkin Spice” 6 x 6 paper pack.  The faux edges are from a Lawn Fawn Border Die.


We are still taking entries for the add watercolor at the ADFD Blog.   You have until Thursday, December 3rd at Noon.

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Simon Says Stamp; ATG

Technique Junkies: Walk In The Park

Hello Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with my last post for the month using the November release stamps.  My card features the “Brick Wall Background S646” and “Park Walk SD665.”  I began by stamping the brick wall with Black Onyx Versafine Ink then heat embossed with clear powder.  I created the brick pattern using art anthology in Teracotta-Velvet, Pumpkin Spice-Sorbet, and Kenyan Copper-Sorbet. I then edged the entire stamp using  “Black Leather Jacket Sorbet,” which created great texture.  For my focal point, I stamped “Park Walk SD665” which I sprayed with Art Anthology Colorations in Avocado and Timeless.

I hope everyone is enjoying some family time for the Thanksgiving Holiday this week and hope you’ll find some time between eating and family to get inky.

Gobble, Gobble!

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, December 1st to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

Before we get into the sketch, I wanted to announce the annual Repeat Impressions Stamps %20 stamp sale!!  Come pick up some stamps to enter the challenges for more opportunities to win the $25.00 gift certificate.


Here’s the Sketch:

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For my card today I stamped Repeat Impressions “Hello Cling Set” with Versamark ink and heat embossed the bottom half in blue and top in emerald to create a two-toned embossed greeting.

To make the flags, I die cut My Favorite Things flag die, covered the die with versmark, then repeatedly added colored embossing powder to get dimension. I finished off by distressing the card in Peeled Paint Distress Ink and added a few gems.

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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.

From The Heart Stamps Sketch #128 – Use Your Favorite Color

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m here with Sketch #128 at From The Heart Stamps.  These are great challenges because you can use just the sketch, or if you’d like, add the twist. The only requirement is that you use a From The Heart image.  The rest is up to you. The twist for this challenge is to use your favorite color.Sketch128I used both the sketch and the twist this week.  My favorite color is Red!  For my image, I used, “Peeking Snowman”  which I fussy cut to use as the circle element in the sketch.

The paper used is “Winter Wonderland by My Minds Eye.”  I colored the image with Copic Markers and added a sentiment from the paper pack.


Sketch 128-wmI hope you’ll join us for the sketch this week at From The Heart Stamps. 

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Marker Pop: Holiday

November Create & Learn from Kit & Clowder

I love the classes that Alyce is providing via Create & Learn at Kit and Clowder.  If you are not doing these and you are interested in improving your Copic coloring, you really do need to check them out.

November Create & Learn

Send a Smile 4 Kids: 114: Anything Goes!

It’s Saturday and time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge. Today we are celebrating Anything Goes 4 Kids!  You have until Friday, December 4th to enter.

I also want to remind you that Send a Smile 4 Kids continues to grow and would love to have your donations to support hospitalized children. Come on over and Check out how.

Now, let’s see what this week’s sponsors are generously donating:

1) Crackerbox Palace – offering 3 digital images of winners choice

2)  All Dressed Up – offering 2 digital images of winners choice

3) Sassy Studios – offering 4 digital images of winners choice.

My first card features “Spot The Dog”  colored with Copics and using a My Favorite Things cover plate die.  My paper pack is “Warm & Cozy” by Carta Bella and I added a Lawn Fawn hat from “Hat’s Off To You.”  My sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

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My second card uses an adorable image by All Dressed Up called, “For You.”  I used my Copic’s in mint and coral to match with the Simple Stories “Vintage Bliss” paper pad.  The card base die is WPlus9 and the hearts are Lifestyle craft dies.  I created the clouds using a handmade template and chalks and my sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with for your Anything Goes 4 Kids.

Sketch Saturday Challenge #388 – Bunny Zoe Crafts

It’s Saturday and that means it’s time for a new Sketch Saturday challenge and this week we are sponsored by Bunny Zoe Crafts who is offering a 10 pound gift certificate to their online store for our random winner!

The sketch this week is:


Today I’ve used a digital image by Tiddly Inks that you can find at Bunny Zoe Crafts in clear.  I colored this adorable puppy with Copic markers and used Doodle Bug’s “Take Note” paper stack. The stitched die is Simon Says Stamp and I created the clouds with chalk.

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This is a great sketch and I can’t wait to see what you create!  You have until November 27th to enter.

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