Saturday, November 22, 2014

I Just Can't Thank You Enough!

Happy Saturday Friends!!!  It's  Marcy back with another Saturday Inspiration Day for you all!  Since the Thanksgiving holiday is coming up this week, I wanted to make a "Thankful" card for today.  

Here is my card...


  I just love this cute image called Luka with Pumpkin by La La Land Crafts.  I colored him up with my copic markers and then added some of my Wink of Stella pen in clear glitter to his pumpkin. The fun festive papers are called Apple Cider by Bo Bunny.  These papers are so pretty and perfect for a Fall theme! I also added some Wild Orchid Craft flowers for some pretty embellishment along with some brown twine.  The sentiment is from an MFT stamp set called Polka Dot Greetings. I embossed it onto a handmade banner using some Black Sparkle embossing powder.

Here are the Supplies Used:
Luka with Pumpkin - La La Land Crafts
Apple Cider - Bo Bunny
Pumice Stone - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Black Tuxedo - Memento
Polka Dot Greetings - My Favorite Things
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
VersaMark Ink - Tsukineko
Black Sparkle Embossing Powder  - Ranger

Make sure to stop by the Loves Rubberstamps store to see all of the adorable La La Land Crafts stamp sets.  Also, we have a new Sensational Sunday Blog hop tomorrow so be sure to visit again.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by! 

Hugs,
Marcy

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy

Well today Shanna here with another quick and simple card to share with you today. I just did some simple stamping and finished the card off with a ribbon and some bling. 


Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week and enjoy your weekend!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy Camper



Hi Friends and Family,

Are we getting ready for Thanksgiving here in the States?  I know we are!  The Holly-Days are upon us and we have much to be Thankful for this year.  In the spirit of Cubscout Camping, I have made a Camping card for your Inspiration today.



I love these backgrounds!  So easy to use and it's fun to create your own background papers.  Love the new tent and camper and all the adorable matchy stamps and dies to go with them.  I am going to be using these again and again with all the cubscout camping trips.  If you had a summer camping trip, these would be so perfect for your scrap pages.  

Don't forget you have til tonight to play in our Challenge!  And tomorrow starts a new Challenge!  

Thanks for Looking in on Us. 

Holly

PSST - Have you seen the New Items in the Store?  Or the new look of the store?  OMG, I love it.  Every time I push the "Home" link on the left, a whole new crop of products comes up in the store.  I literally sat here while creating cards and push that link at least 50 times, lol.   I love seeing all the goodies in the store come up randomly like that, makes me feel so creative all over again and there are stamps I forgot I have and stamps I forgot I wanted to have, lol.  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sensational Sundays Inspiration Blog Hop

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!

We have also posted a DT call for our January through April Session and you have just a few more days to apply so check out the details! We will have the call open through November 18th.

I didn't have a chance to get crafty the last few days...I have been busy giving our store website a fresh, new look! I really love the new changes so we hope you will check it out! I have also been busy listing loads of new stuff including a TON of new Lawn Fawn! I have tons more to list so be sure to watch the New Arrivals section :)

I thought today I would share a card that totally cracks me up and makes me smile that was created by Design Team Member Lydia Evans for our challenge blog awhile back! Check this out...


I love this and after the last few days I have had with some personal issues that have come up...this has definitely been my mantra :D I hope this gave you a chuckle!

Here is what Lydia used on her project:





Now let's hop along and see what the Design Team ladies have in store for you...

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wherever You Go

Good morning to you all in blogland. 

Shanna here to share a fabulous card to share with you today. So today yes this is a sparkle card. It is so hard to not use this Sparkle MFT stamp set over and over. 


I embossed paper with gold detail and just really made a bang. I am sure looking at this now it would have been easier to just buy some gold glitter paper. I did use a lot of embossing powder but I love the outcome. 


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Monday, November 10, 2014

You're the Coolest


Hi Friends and Stampers,

I was feeling pretty spoiled yesterday when I made this card and watched the football game at the same time, lol.   Love my new HDL monitor screen.   So during replays and commercials, over to the big shot I went.

It's my turn to show you some inspiration today.  I love these mason jar dies Laura has in her store, Loves Rubberstamps.  All the Die-Namics made my card so easy to do.


I used Vellum for my Mason Jar Cup and then distressed the ends with Tumbled glass so it wouldn't get lost on the paper, lol.  I also inked up the sentiment with Tumbled Glass and cut out a vellum die cut to cover it.  I also cut the ice cubs in vellum and inked them up with Tumbled Glass.  This was a lot of fun to make.  I thought about adding some brads, but I like it just the way it is.  

I hope you all have a great week!  Don't forget today is the last day to get in our Anything Goes Challenge and tomorrow we have a new Challenge.   And you have all week to comment on the Sunday Blog Hop for a chance to win a prize.  

Thanks for Looking in on Us. 

Holly


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sensational Sunday Inspirations - Watercolor Distress

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!

Before you hop along with the Design Team Ladies I wanted to let you know that we are doing our FIRST FACEBOOK PRIZE GIVEAWAY  this week! We are giving away a set of the Tropical Gelatos Color Kit:



Check out our FACEBOOK PAGE for details on the drawing :) We will be drawing our winner later tonight at 9pm Central time!

We have also posted a DT call for our January through April Session and would love to have you apply so check out the details! We will have the call open through November 18th.

Now onto my project that I created for you today :) When I went to my craft room I had a project in mind that I had planned out and was prepared to create .... until I sat down....then I was like...ehhhh...I don't feel like doing that. LOL! Do you ever do that?

Last night while at work, once we slowed down, I started watching a few you-tube videos about watercoloring with Distress Inks and thought you know what...I want to try that! I have the whole set of distress ink markers and had yet to really use them, outside of one or two here or there. So that is what I ended up doing for my project! I just decided to try something new for me (both watercoloring in general and using distress inks for more than just sponging backgrounds) and I just had some fun!


For my card I was totally inspired by a video I watched done by K Werner Design. Here is a link to the video.  For my card I love Sunflowers and had these big beautiful Sunflower stamps from the Sheena Douglas collection. I thought they would look so pretty done in this style of card. So I inked up the stamps using versamark ink and then stamped them onto Strathmore 140lb Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper. I really like this watercolor paper it is pretty smooth. I then used white embossing powder and embossed the flower heads. I looked all through what stamp sets of mine that were easy to get to (I need to organize and get in my craft room still :( ... and I could not find any silhouette leaves to use for the background. So I pulled out my Tattered Angels stamp set called Flowering Vine and used that which I think turned out really pretty!

Here is a closer look at my Sunflowers:




I used the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Markers to color the flowers. I scribbled some of the marker color onto my craft mat and then spritzed some plain water separate and then watercolored onto the paper. The colors I used were: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, and for the flower centers - Gathered Twigs and Vintage Photo. I love the detail in the flower centers with all the little flicks of white from the embossing powder.

For the background color of the card I used my large Pumice Stone Distress Pad and smooshed it onto my craft mat twice and then spritzed some water onto it and watercolored the background. Pumice Stone, when watercolored, takes on a really cool look...it has some areas that look almost purple and I also had some areas that looked like they had kind of a green tone. So I really loved it. Then what I decided to do before my card front was dry was spritz the top using Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels. Here is a picture from the side a little so you can see this beautiful shimmer the gold gave to the card. This shimmer covers the whole card front so it is really pretty in real life:



I decided to use a Tim Holtz key for my "sentiment" for now because I wanted more of a generic card that could be used for a Sympathy card, birthday, thinking of you and the key just seemed perfect! Here is a closer look:


I liked how the key was not really silver, and not really gold but had some tones of each and since it just says "Life" it would be good for a variety of occasions! If you look at this picture you can see the kind of purples, greens, and grays colors that the pumice stone seemed to create! All in all I really love how this turned out! Thank you to K Werner Design for a great tutorial! I do have to say that after watching her videos and many of Jennifer McGuire's on watercolor backgrounds with Distress Inks.....I may have found my new favorite thing....so be prepared to see me do this a lot - LOL....you may ban me from you-tube watching in the future! :D

Now let's hop along and see what the Design Team ladies have in store for you...

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura!

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Colors of Autumn
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Vandicrafts' Artistry Challenge - Anything Goes
ShowCASe Your Style - Tic Tac Toe - Twine, White, Emboss
Inkspirational - Shine
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Dragon's Lair Challenges - Autumn Colors
Moving Along With The Times - Sparkle & Shine
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Colors of Autumn
Timbro Scrap Mania - Sparkle

I have used the following products on my card:

White Embossing Powder (unknown store brand)
Stampin Up Very Vanilla and Early Espresso Cardstock
Strathmore 140 lb Watercolor Hot Pressed Paper
Tattered Angels - Iridescent Gold Shimmer Mist