Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween ...

Good morning and Happy Halloween to all.
The community I live in celebrates Halloween on the Sunday's before
Halloween. The hours are restricted to daylight hours for the safety of our kids.

Now for the awesome part of today's post!
Sami Stamps is having a Special Sale that starts today!


What's so Special about the Sale you ask?
Each of the Designers chose an image they wanted to create
with, and each of those images are on Sale for $1.50!
Of course those image are not part of the 35% Sale!

I couldn't choose just one image to work with and gave Sami
a list of options and told her to surprise me. Sami was
generous and sent me two (2) images plus sentiments.


This lovely stamp is called Comfy Cocoa that I paired up with one of
the Sentiments in the Hot Cocoa Sentiment Collection, and both
of them are located under the Winter Category in the store.

Copic Markers were used to color this lovely, the dots were added to her
skirt and headband with a White Gelly Roll Pen, and Glossy Accents was
applied to the steam coming out of the cup of cocoa. The final touch for
my CAS design is the enamel dots and distress ink along the bottom.

Now this next stamp is soooo adorable ...


My heart melted when I saw the Little Fox Stamp which is located
under the Animals and Pets category.

Copic Markers were used to color the stamp, and the sky background
was created with Gelatos. The sentiment comes from my stash of stamps.

Make sure you hop on over to Sami Stamps Blog to see the other images
on Sale that were chosen by the other Designers 
AND
then hop on over to store to grab some of these lovely for yourself!
Sami Stamps Shop ~ Sami Stamps Etsy Store

I also heard that there will some Freebie's available this week also!

Challenges I'd like to enter ...

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #119 ~ CAS

Bunny Zoe's Crafts October Challenge ~ Animals

Stamp and Create October Challenge ~ Fall/Autumn

I appreciate your stopping by today.
Hope you have a Spook-tacular weekend.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Gored Up Ice Snow Queen ...

It's mid-week and I have a card to share with you today inspired by the


The All Gored Up Challenge is get blooding.
I decided to Gor Up the lovely Ice Snow Queen 
with my Copic Markers, Spica Clear Star Pen, Red Glitter 
for the blood dripping snow crystals, Lime Green Stickles
 and I added Glossy Accents to her eyes and the gem.

Once all of the wet stuff dried I layered her on a tag and they
applied her to the card I created.


I've been wanting to color up the Ice Snow Queen for some time now,
and I truly enjoyed Goring her UP! :D

Challenges entered ...






I hope you have a Gor-ishly amazing Halloween!

I appreciate your stopping by.
Until next time ... Enjoy!

Products used:
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, AMS Cherry, Papercut Peppered Moss, Teresa Collins Masquerade Party DP
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
 - Other: AMS Onyx Black Twine, SRM #58003 Sticker Stitches Border Black, Prime Crystals, Quickie Glue Pen, DeNami Design Sparklets (Red), Lime Green Stickles, Glossy Accents, 1/8" Scor-Tape

Monday, October 27, 2014

Girl with Cupcake Gift Card Holder ...

This weeks Challenge is "More Than One Fold"
and our Sponsor
 is ...
Lee H Illustrations


I got to play with this adorable girl called Girl with Cupcake.
Copic Markers were used to color the image. I printed several copies
 and did some fussy cutting of the cupcake and cherry, and
paper-pieced them on the my image which was cut out with my
circle die. I applied Victorian Velvet Distress Ink around the
 edges and then added some swirls around the image.


My intention was to create a Flap Card per this Tutorial that I found
at Splitcoaststampers. My measurements were off and I ran out of
the DP I wanted to use so I created a 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" gift
 card holder based on the Tutorial concept.

I made a wrap with the purple card stock to attach my colored image to.
This slides over the top of the folded card.


Make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog for all of the 
challenge details, and to be inspired by the amazing projects
created by the rest of the designers made.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Classic Purple, Authentique Tartan DP (#CLA212), Papertry Ink Soft Stone
 - Stamps: MFT CS-Birthdays
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
 - Other: Creative Memories Custom Cutting System (Circles), Nestabilities Circles Small & Scalloped Dies, Stampin' Up Oval Punch, 1/2" Scor-Tape,

Monday, October 20, 2014

Grow old along with me! ...

This week we have a "Anything Goes/Fall Colors"
and our Sponsor
 is ...
Bugaboo Stamps


This lovely image is called Girl Puppy Love.
Copic Markers were used to color the girl and her much loved puppy.
DP, Ribbon and Enamel Dots were used to dress up the card
and the sentiment.

Make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog for all of the 
challenge details, and to be inspired by the amazing projects
created by the rest of the designers made.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, A Muse Studio, Authentique Seasons: Autumn DP
 - Stamps: MFT CS-Birthdays
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
 - Other: Simple Stories Sweater Weather Enamel Dots

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sami Stamps Halloween Girls Release ...

Good morning. Today I'm pretty excited to share my first project as
a Designer for Sami Stamps ... The Halloween Girls Release!
Sami made some Spooktacular stamps just in time to create
last minute cards for Halloween.


This beauty is called Spider Hugs, and she was so much FUN to color
up for a Halloween card. However, I almost didn't make one.
 I can see her being used for many different occasions ...
birthday, missing you, support, thinking of you, etc.

I printed off several copies of Spider Hugs, and colored with my trusty Copic
 Markers. Did a bit of fussy cutting and layering. Created the dotted 
background with Copic Multi-liners Country Brush collection.

Copics: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20 (skin) E13, E15, E17, E19, YR21 (hair)
BV08, V222, V25, V28 (dress) YR65, YR68, E97, G05, G07, G09 (tights)
W3, W5, W7, W9, R29, R39 (spider)

Let's have a look at all of the amazing stamps being released today!


Make sure you hop on over to Sami Stamps Blog to see what the rest of
the Design Team created with these lovely Halloween Girls!
AND
then hop on over to store to grab some of these lovely for yourself!
Sami Stamps Shop ~ Sami Stamps Etsy Store

While you are there why not check out the current Challenge #18: Use Orange.

Challenges I'd like to enter ...

MarkerPOP Challenge #54 ~ Halloween

Simon Says Color Coordinates Challenge; 10/15/14

The Corrosive Challenge #210 ~ Halloween

I appreciate your stopping by today.
Hope you have a marvelous weekend.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Paper Studio Heavy Weight Black, Bazzill Classic Purple & Green Scraps, Authentique Thrilling DP
 - Ink: Copic Markers, White Gelly Roll Pen, Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves Distress Ink
 - Other: Memory Box Grim Cauldron Die, YNS Letter Board Die, Want2Scrap Bling, Googly Eyes, 3D Foam Squares, Tombow Glue Pen & Mono Multi-Liquid Glue

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Heartfelt ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Artbymiran Blog today.

In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month I've created a
card featuring the beautiful Heartfelt stamp that
Mi Ran created.


I love that Heartfelt looks so classic. She represents all of us.
Copic Markers were used to color her. Once done I fussy cut
her out and layered her on my CAS design.

All of the sentiments that I used are from the
 SRM Express Yourself/Courage (#42032) Sticker.


We would love for you to become a follower of the Artbymiran Blog
 and Artbymiran FB Page, along with visiting our shop to see all
 of the wonderful images artbymiran has to offer. If you have time
 we would also love for you to join our FB Fan Group & Challenge Page,
 where you can chat with Mi Ran and the rest of the Design Team
 Members. Don't forget to check out our Artbymiran Challenge Blog 
also ... LOTS of FUN happening here!!
Until next time ... Enjoy!



Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White, Bazzill

Monday, October 13, 2014

Zombie Time at Love to Create ...

This week we have a "Color Inspired"
Black with Orange + Lime and/or Purple
and our Sponsor
 is ...
Simply Betty Stamps


This fun stamp is called Zombie Dolly Rio. When you purchase her you
will get 4 different versions ... Framed Version (which I chose)
Non-framed version with and without eyes, and just the Frame.

Copic Markers were used to color Zombie Dolly Rio, once done I fussy
 cut out the frame, and then layered this beauty on my CAS background.
 I added black enamel dots around the frame, drew some squiggly
 lines to make them look like spiders and then add some eyes
with White Opal liquid pearls.


Make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog for all of the 
challenge details, and to be inspired by the amazing projects
created by the rest of the designers made.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Coordinations Heavy Weight Black, Authentique Spirited & Thrilling DP
 - Other: Simple Stories & Teresa Collins Enamel Dots, White Opal Liquid Pearls

Monday, October 6, 2014

I'm here for you ...

This week our Challenge is "2 Dies & Sparkle" and
our Sponsor
 is ...
The Stamping Chef


This sexy lady is Miss Smexy.
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
I decided to create a card for this occasion.

Copic Markers were used to color Miss Smexy.
I use several dies for my design ...
Nestabilities Oval & Scalloped Oval Dies
 and Whimsy Build a Banner Die.

My sparkle comes from Michael's Trim, and a Clear Star
Gelly Roll Pen that I used on the heart on her shirt,
bikini bottoms, and eyelids.

The sentiment comes from A Muse Studio's
Fight Like A Girl stamp set.
It is a FREE set that I got a couple of years ago,
and A Muse Studio is still offering the set for
free again! You can read all about it here!


Make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog for all of the 
challenge details, and to be inspired by the amazing projects
created by the rest of the designers made.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
- Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White, Basic Grey Out of Print 6x6 DP, Bazzill Watermelon scrap
- Stamp: AMS Fight Like A Girl
- Ink: Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Memento Tuxedo Black
- Other: Michaels Trim (glittery ribbon), Nestabilites Oval & Scallop Oval Dies, Whimsy Build a Banner Die, Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares & Pennants

Saturday, October 4, 2014

WCMD 2014 ~ Love Anchors the Soul ...


In Celebration of World Card Making Day I created a 
card for Operation Write Home WCMD event!


My card features one of the new stamps sets I recently acquired.
... The Rubber Cafe Sale Away With Me (L-1259) ...
The anchor and sentiment are perfect for 
today's OWH WCMD event.

I stamped the anchor and sentiment, and only colored
the heart and rope on the image. Once done I 
used Fancy Pants Down by the Sea DP to
create my background.

My design for today was inspired by the

I hope that you are enjoying a crafting WCMD!

I appreciate you stopping by to see my project!
Until next time ... Enjoy!