Saturday, April 25, 2015

Love You!

Hello and Happy Saturday!  Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!  I have a card share for you all and here it is...

I'm a big fan of the Gorjuss Girls images which are all so adorable!  It had been a while since I've colored up one of my stamp sets so I was excited to create my inspiration card this week using a very sweet image called "I Gave You My Heart".  I colored this cutie up with my Copic Markers and then added Wink of Stella to parts of her dress to add some sparkle.   I kept it pretty simple just adding the beautiful papers from one of my favorite TC collections called  "Everyday Moments".  I also added a doily from my stash and some blue sequins.  The fun die cut sentiment called  Love & Adore You is from My Favorite Things.  I'm really loving the look of die cut sentiments on my cards!

Here is the full supply list for my card:
I Gave You My Heart - Gorjuss Girls
Black Tuxedo - Memento Ink
Salty Ocean - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Clear Glitter Brush Marker - Wink of Stella
Everyday Moments  - Teresa Collins

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be back with another card next Saturday!


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Magnolia Stamp Inspiration

Shanna here with a new inspirational post. I have a new card to share. I haven't played with lace in a little bit and thought to give it a go! 

Does this card not say Spring??? I love the soft colors of the paper and I tries to color the image to match it. 

I finished off the card with some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and I still have tons more. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Shake it Off

Hi Friends and Stampers,

It is a Happy Holly-Day Monday.  Would you believe it's my Friday today? lol.   Then I have two whole days off.  Whoo Hoo!  I'm going to get inky for sure.  It's my day to show you some inspiration.  I'm totally into making shaker cards right now, so after a few dozen, I should be back on track, lol.

SugarPea Designs - Hot Diggity Dog - coming soon

Love the sentiments that come with this set.  It's puppy love for sure!  Coloring up this little puppy was super easy and then I fussy cut him and added him to the top.  I have been following along on some of the Shaker Cards tutorials and they totally have me motivated to do some more.  

Be sure to watch the New Items section in the Loves Rubberstamps Store, you never know what Laura is going to add next! 

I hope you are having a great day!


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sensational Sunday Inspirations

Good Morning Stampers!

Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!

So sorry for the lateness of my post! I am a horrible blogger today! I stayed up after work yesterday morning and worked for 8 hours getting packages shipped. We have had an AMAZING last 3 weeks with tons of orders coming in. It did make me fall a little behind due to the volume of orders but I will take that over bad news reasons :) I have another good solid day of packing and then will be caught back up. I plan on doing a lot of packing again today.

I wanted to remind you that we have a few more days to try out for our Design Team term that starts May 1st and runs through August 30th. We will have the details on how to apply for the team here on this post. You do not need prior design team experience to apply. We would love to have you try out! 

With my crazy busy week this week I didn't get to have any crafty time this week again so we will have a throwback project from one of our super talented Design Team Members... Rebecca Billard... take a look at this GORGEOUS stunner...

How beautiful is this?!?!?! Rebecca created this for one of our Loves Rubberstamps Challenges and I just LOVE it! All the details and die cuts are amazing! I love how the leaves, flowers and the butterflies pop out and make a really full, stunning bouquet. I have never tried this style of project but I have it on my long list of ones to try. I will be adding a bunch of new JustRite stamps and dies to our store very soon too! They have some gorgeous new stamps that were released recently :)

Here are the items Rebecca used:

JustRite Stamp-Sunflowers Vintage Labels Five
MME-Kate & Co -"Oxford Lane"
Spellbinders Dies-Decorative Accents
Poppystamp Die-Leafy Sprig
Memory Box Die-Norwich Corner
Tim Holtz Distress Inks-Scattered StrawVintage Photo
Also used Cherry-Lynn Die -Exotic Butterfly Small


Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hello Friend!

Hello Friends! Can you believe Summer is already right around the corner?  Well I thought I'd create some Spring cards while it's still here! :)

Here is one I've made for some inspiration today...

I've had this adorable image called Fluttering By by My Favorite Things for some time now and I thought she would be perfect for my theme today!  After coloring up this cutie with my Copic Markers, I then added some white dots to her dress with my gel pen and some  Wink of Stella for lots of sparkle.   I also added some stickles to her wings which came out so cool!  The gorgeous papers I used on this card come from a favorite collection of mine called "Hopscotch" by Fancy Pants Designs.  I couldn't resist adding some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some sequins to finish off my card!

Here is the full supply list for my card:
Hopscotch - Fancy Pants Designs
Black Tuxedo - Memento Ink
Peacock Feathers - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Clear Glitter Brush Marker - Wink of Stella
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Blue Skies Ahead

Hello and welcome to a new Thursday inspiration with Shanna. 

I created this quick and simple card to share using a fun stamp set from My Favorite Things. 

I stamped the sentiment on vellum and wrapped the vellum around the edges. 

Then I added a flower I made using the sunflower die and inked the edges and used a blue button with jute string on the top. 

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Super Boy

Hi Friends and Stampers,

Before I get started, let me tell you there is a Design Team Call for the Next Term that starts on May 1st!

It's a Happy Holly-Day Monday and I have some cuteness to inspire you.  This is what I came up with.

MFT BB Super Boy - coming soon
MFT Small Brick Wall Stencil - coming soon

Oh I had so much fun making this one.  First I cut die-cut a hole in the center with my Blueprints 12 circle. Then I used used the stencil with my light modeling paste on a white background.  I used the Scooper the the flat bottom to scoop it out and smooth it over.  Then I removed the stencil and let it dry over night.  I guess I could have used a dryer if I really was in a hurry.  Then I my Mini Ink Blending Tool (which I love) and went over the bricks with Fired Brick and then Black Soot TH distress inks.  I added a bit of white from an old white ink pad I have here, which is now red and white, lol.  I set that aside to dry while I cut out my stars and the white moonbeam from the Sun, Moon, and Stars set.  Then I stamped the boy on Copic X-Press It paper.  And I colored him up with Copic Markers and fussy cut him out.   There will be Matching Dies to go with him when he comes to the store....and I'll be grabbing one of those up, lol.  Then I cut the black circle with my Circle Stax set 2 and adhered behind the brick wall paper.  I could have used some foam adhesive to add some dimension if I wanted.  Then I added the moon beam and the star and the boy and added the other stars.  

Tools are a great thing to have.  If you see a set of dies you think are cute but you don't have an exact idea for them, go ahead and pick them up.  Having lots of dies in your arsenal of supplies really helps when you are creating and have certain ideas or want to do something typical from the norm or what you have already been doing.  The same is true for me with the Mini Ink blender tool, it's so much more quick and easy to use this little took while distressing and I can add more or give it a light coat.  It really does cut back on time it takes.  Plus when I just use a sponge, I tend to get uneven dotted ink marks.  That used to drive me crazy.  So I really like the tool that I can distress ink in one directed and get a smooth, undotted color.  

I love this little Super Boy and I have all kinds of things in mind for him.  He is one I will use again and again.  I love that there are more boy images out there now.  

Okay, that's all my inspiration for today.  I will see you tomorrow over at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog.   Be sure to visit the New Items section in the Loves Rubberstamps Store.