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The House That Stamps Built; Designer Choice Challenge

It’s the second Wednesday of August which means it’s time for a Designers Choice Challenge at The House That Stamp Built! Today, it is my turn to host our challenge and I’ve chosen “Circle Cards”.

As with our other challenges, we are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions store for our random winner. Don’t forget, if you use a RI stamp, you get an extra entry!

For my “Circle” card I stamped the Repeat Impressions “Vase of Tulips” on Watercolor Paper and colored with watercolors. I created a circle card by placing my circle die just outside the top fold using a Sizzix die. I added the sentiment from “Plate 8600″, which has some great sentiments.  I finished off with recollections gems.

Circle

I look forward to your entries for the “Circle Card” challenge this week over at The House that Stamps Built.  Happy Wednesday!

From the Heart Stamps August Blog Hop – Use Your Own Stash

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We have a “Use Your Stash” Theme this month. Our FTHS designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects.

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. And one lucky commentator on the FTHS blog has the chance to win a $ 15 voucher.

If you have arrived from Kathy Curry, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.

Here is my project, using Hang Loose, perfect for a summer card.  I broke out some oldies but goodies from my stash including a spellbinders “Spritely Sprockets Die, some Amy Tangerine paper from 2012 called, “Sketchbook”, Liquitex inks, Distress Inks, Art Anthology Dimensional Paint, and of course, my favorite Copic Markers.  This was a super fun challenge to use stash that you haven’t touched in a while.  Do some shopping in your own craft room to see what you can find!

August Blog Hop
Now head over to Kelly Schelske and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Sunday Aug 7th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday Aug 10th.”

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #117 – Birthday Fun!

Happy Saturday Friends!  It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) challenge and the theme for this entry is Birthday Fun.

At SAS4Kids, we are so fortunate to have spectacular sponsors for our challenges and this week is no different.  I’d also like to mention if you are interested in bringing some joy into the lives of kids who are ill and hospitalized, we’d love for you to send in some of your cards for the kids; here’s how.

Now let’s get on to those great sponsors:

1) All Dressed Up Prize is 2 images of winners choice

2) Bugaboo: Prize is 7 images of winners choice

My card today features the All Dressed Up image, “Birthday Monkey.'”  I colored him with Copic Markers and created a background die with the same marker colors.  That’s a great way to make sure you paper matches your coloring.

I also added some My Favorite Things Balloons that I popped up with foam tape, added a Paper Smooches bow tie die, and finished off with some Lawn Fawn design paper.

Monkey Birthday

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I can’t wait to see your Birthday Fun cards!

A Day For Daisies: Black Lace Challenge 10-9-15

It’s Friday and time for a new challenge at A Day For Daisies!  This week we are adding “black lace” to our projects.  The challenge will run through Thursday, October 15th at noon at A Day For Daisies Blog!

For my card today I used the absolutely adorable new image called, “Little Witch on Fence.”  The coloring is with Copic Markers and my paper is the new Authentique “moonlit” bundle. The keyhole die is from Sizzix and the bat die is Paper Smooches. For the lace, I used Club Scrap fiber.

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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.

 

A Day For Daisies: Frame Challenge 9-11-15

It’s Friday and time for a new challenge at A Day For Daisies!  For our new challenge, we are showcasing Frames!

For my Design Team inspiration, I chose one of the new release stamps called,  “Fairy Flower Bouquet Portrait.”  I colored the image with Copic Markers in deep violets and bright greens.

For the frame, I used a die cutting trick of using two dies taped together thereby creating a frame of whatever shape you choose. I then inlayed another piece of the Lawn Fawn pattern paper to add a little more background.  My sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  I finished off with some silver metallic thread and white gel pen.

I sure hope you’ll stop by and see all the other designers cards showing their “Frame” creations.  The challenge will run through Thursday, September 24th at Noon.  See you at A Day For Daisies Blog!

We’d also love for you to visit our Facebook Community Page as we’d love to see your cards there too!

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A Day For Daisies: Sequins Challenge 8-14-15

It’s Friday and time for a new challenge at A Day For Daisies!  It’s all about sequins! I don’t know about you but I love sequins and I know we all have more than enough to create some beautiful cards and projects.

For my Design Team inspiration, I chose one of the new release stamps called,  “Vintage Lip Color.”  I colored this beauty with Copic Markers using a deep green to simulate velvet. For her hair I took a very stiff stencil brush and tapped it on the chisel end of my Copics to pick up color, then tapped in onto the hair creating that great texture.  It’s a little challenging to get the colors just right, but with some practice I think you’ll love this technique.

The paper pad is from Echo Park called “Getaway” and the scalloped die for the awning is Lawn Fawn. To finish off the card I added gold and silver sequins then placed a dot of Diamond Stickles in the center for some added bling.  I like to fill in my sequins.

The sequins challenge will run through Thursday, August 27th at Noon.  See you at A Day For Daisies Blog!

We’d also love for you to visit our Facebook Community Page as we’d love to see your cards there too!

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Entered in:

Doodle Pantry: ATG

Addicted to Stamps: Make Your Mark (stipple brush and Marker for hair)

Crafting By Design: 3 or more layers

Design Team Show Case: August

A Day For Daisies: Feather Challenge 7-31-15

It’s Friday and time for a new challenge at A Day For Daisies!  For our new challenge, we are showcasing Feathers!  Wow, did I have fun.  I couldn’t decide to stamp feathers, make feathers, use dies, or go outside and pick some off the ground.  There are so many fun ways to use feathers that I sure hope you join us in the fun.

For my Design Team inspiration, I chose one of the new release stamps called,  “Bird Family On A Branch.”  I colored the image with Copic Markers in a combination of both cool and warm colors.  I die cut the family out using a Sizzix rectangle die and applied Spun Sugar Distress Ink around the edges while the die was still in place to create that nice white border.

For the feathers, I started with WPlus9’s Fanciful Feathers die.  I then sprayed them using several Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays and distressed with Gathered Twigs. After that, I got out the Liquid Platinum embossing powder and my Perfect Medium Embossing Pen and went to town creating a center area for the powder to stick. I tied the feathers together with silver metallic thread, chose Simple Stories “Vintage Bliss,” as my pattern paper, and die cut the card panel out with a WPlus 9 card panel die.

I sure hope you’ll stop by and see all the other designers cards showing their “Feather” creations.  The challenge will run through Thursday, August 6th at Noon.  See you at A Day For Daisies Blog!

We’d also love for you to visit our Facebook Community Page as we’d love to see your cards there too!

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Technique Junkies New Website, Blog Hop and DT Announcement!

I am thrilled to announce that Technique Junkies is launching their new website today!  If you are not familiar with Technique Junkies Stamps, they are individually handmade, high-quality, cling, red rubber stamps.  Here’s a link to how Technique Junkies Stamps are made.

To celebrate the new website and the Technique Junkies April stamp release, I’m also excited to announce that I will be part of the new Technique Junkies Design Team, YEAH!!!!!  I couldn’t be more thrilled.

I’ve been a member of Technique Junkies for several years and have thoroughly enjoyed the techniques offered.  I’d encourage you to come on over the the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog and subscribe so you too can enjoy some inky goodness.

Now, let’s get to hopping.  So that you don’t miss any of the fun, I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

If you are arriving from Marilyn Hughes’ Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous page Marilyn!

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Pam DeChellis

Marilyn Hughes 

Kathy Stacy – Me!

Robin Redd

Beth Norman 

Jane Bosi 

Gini Cagle 

Jerri Jones 

Sally Lynn MacDonald

Pat Huntoon 

I’ve used the April Release, “Nesting Bird – #MC001” and “Be Silly – #SDX001″ for my first card.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and used the “Head over Heels” 6 x 6 paper pack by Lily Bee Design.  The base, flag and circle dies are from My Favorite Things.

April Release - #MC001 Bird in Nest; #SDX001 Be Silly-WM

My second card features “Lovers Silhouette -#SD636”.   I heat embossed clear powder over black Versafine ink.  I then chose four different Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Mica colors and watercolored them in an ombre pattern.  I die cut Ellen Hutson’s Brushstroke Love Die and inlayed it into the embossed image.  The frame is a My Favorite Things Die and the paper pack is Fancy Pants “Love” collection.

April Release #SD636 - Lovers Silhouette-wm

My third April release card features some super cool flowers called, “Darling Blossoms – #S615.”  I used Gelatos in a direct to paper method, then added highlights with Pitt Brush Pens in corresponding colors and white.  The sentiment is from the versatile sentiment set called, “Things I Want To Do #S546.” I then finished it off with a spritz of homemade pearlized spray.

April Release - Darling Blooms #S615 & Things I want to do #S546-wm

I sure hope you enjoy the hop and get a chance to stop by the new Technique Junkies website to check out all the fun new stamps.  As a special treat all Technique Junkies stamps will be 15% off from April 1-8. Happy Hopping!

 

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