Saturday, May 31, 2014

Best Day Ever!

Hello Friends... It's Marcy here!  Happy Saturday and hope you're all having a great weekend.  We've been having such great weather here in California and I'm definitely loving this start of Summer!  

Here is my card to share with you all today...

This image which features The Greeting Farm's Dollie with Ice Cream also reminds me of Summer!  Doesn't she look so sweet with her cool treat?!!  I colored up cute Dollie with my Copic Markers and added some stickles to parts of her outfit.   The fun papers I used are from Doodlebug Designs called "Fruit Stand".   Love how fun and bright these papers are!   To finish off my card, I added some random enamel dots from My Mind's Eye.   The sentiment "Best Day Ever" comes with this fun stamp set.

Here are the Supplies Used:
Dollie with Ice Cream - The Greeting Farm
Fruit Stand - Doodlebug Designs
Picked Raspberry - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Enamel Dots - My Mind's Eye
Black Tuxedo -Memento Ink
Be sure to stop by the Loves Rubberstamps store to see the items used on my card!  Dont' forget to come back tomorrow to check out the "Sensational Sunday" blog hop with a chance to win some store prizes! 

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, May 30, 2014


Happy Friday Friends!

It's Athina here for some fun inspiration.  Wow!! It seemed this short work week went so quick, which is a good thing... That means the weekend is here once again!  Do you have any fun plans?  We are hoping to accomplish what we did not accomplish last week.  We also have a cookout on Saturday evening to spend some time with family.  I am really looking forward to that.

Anyhow, I was feeling a bit like inking this week.  The sun has been shining and I wanted to play with some bright colors.  So I used Silhouette Clear Stamps -Trees & Flowers with
Clear Embossing to do an embossing resist technique.  It is super simple!  Just use the clear embossing ink and your stamp on white paper.  Then cover with embossing powder (clear), remove any excess powder and heat.  Once the embossing is done, you can apply distress inks and it will not stick to the embossed image.  I used several colors listed below to give it some variety.  Once finished inking, I tied some ribbon and Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade Single Cord Hemp Twine with a charm that says "Inspired".  I hope you have been inspired to create something today!
Supplies used:
Ink Blending Tool

Make sure to come and join our Doodling challenge this week at Loves Rubberstamps!  Also check out the New Items in the store this week by Some Odd Girl & MFT!

That is it for me today! I hope you have a great weekend! Blessings until next time... Athina

Thursday, May 29, 2014

You Shine

Hi everyone. Shanna here for another day of inspiration. You will love the card I have today to share with you today! 

I kept it simple as I really wanted the image to "Shine". I love these style of Tiddly images and the hair is such a fun challenge for me. I also enjoyed coloring the balloons. 

The balloons got a coat of glossy accents to add some shine.

The image of course was colored with copics!

The sentiment I gave some dimensions just to give the card some pop. 

So hope you were inspired to do a little stamping today!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Cheer Up

Hi Friends and Stampers,

I hope you all have a wonderful Holly-Day and for those of us in the states, Happy Memorial Day today. 

I don't know why I didn't use more patriotic colors on my card today, lol.   I guess I was just not thinking about it too much. 

It was a paper piecing day today, lol.  I love these cute P.I.'s from MFT, this one will be added to the store soon, so please be sure to keep watching the NEW ITEMS section in the store.  And if you haven't had a chance to play in our current challenge, head on over and check it out HERE.
Did anyone go anywhere this long weekend?  Was it fun?  I am staying home and getting cleaned and organized.  My old vacume cleaner is on the fridz so we went out today and bought and new Shark Vacume.  Oh My Goodness the stuff that came up from the carpet!  All all those extra handles and gadgets make cleaning so much easier!  I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to replace theirs.  We got it at Target on Sale!  Which is like a bonus. 
Thanks for checking in on us today.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sensational Sunday Inspirations

Hello and Welcome to the Sensational Sunday Blog Hop!

Hope you all are having a great holiday weekend so far! I work this entire weekend on my 6 day rotation. I will have one day off on Thursday and then switch to dayshift for one glorious month! I am super excited! I just feel like I have a lot more time and energy to get things accomplished on a dayshift schedule. I have had some major insomnia the last 2 days, only sleeping about 3 - 4 hours. I am hoping I will be able to crash and get caught up on some zzzz's when I get off this morning at 7am. Wish me luck :)

Now onto why you are here....we need to draw the next name of who will be in our May Gift Voucher Drawing!

This week the comment was chosen from LYDIA'S BLOG using Mr. Random...Here are your random numbers:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2014-05-25 07:12:49 UTC

That's you, IamUniquelyImperfect who said, " What a wonderful card. Love how you used the vellum. The design is so simple, yet so elegant. Tfs Patricia B"

Who is in the drawing so far...
1. Louise
3. Coops
4. Patricia B.

Here is Lydia's Gorgeous Design Last week using Paper Smooches & Die-Namics Dies:

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! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Water coloring with distress inks

Happy Saturday all!  It's  Marcy here with a super fun card to share...

So if you follow my blog, you'll see that I recently made a card very similar to this using my new Koi watercolor set!  If you want to see that card,  please click here!  There are so many background techniques I'm seeing these days and many of them include water coloring of some sort.  After making my card using my water color set, I wanted to make another one using distress inks with water.  When I tried this technique, the background came out just as pretty with a little bit of a different look! I absolutely love it and it was so much fun to create!  The image I used is the adorable Surfer Ian from The Greeting Farm.  The background looks so much like a sunset at the beach so I thought he would be perfect on this card! :)   I colored cute Ian with my Copic Markers.   For the background, I used a variety of Tim Holtz distress inks and added some water to let the colors blend together.  I then went over it with a paint brush to blend even more.  I wanted to focus on the background and image so I kept the card pretty simple by just adding some random enamel dots.  The sentiment "Smile" comes from the TGF Delicates Word Die Set.

Here are the Supplies Used:
Surfer Ian - The Greeting Farm
Delicates Word Die Set - The Greeting Farm
Picked Raspberry - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Spiced Marmalade - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Mustard Seed - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Broken China - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Pumice Stone - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Black Tuxedo -Memento Ink
Be sure to stop by the Loves Rubberstamps store to see the items used on my card as well as all the beautiful distress inks available.   Dont' forget to come back tomorrow to check out the "Sensational Sunday" blog hop which starts right here!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, May 23, 2014

Birthday Wishes!

Happy Friday Friends!

It's Athina here for some fun inspiration.  Are you ready for Memorial Day weekend?  To me it starts off the summer.  I can't believe it is here already.  Where does time go?  We have some super fun plans....  Work day at grandma's, then home to clean out the garage, our annual church picnic and then cleaning the barn.  The weather should be just perfect!

Today's card is a cute birthday card with an image by Tiddly Ink - Birthday Wishes.  I am really liking these images.  THey are lots of fun!   I finished it off with some Wild Orchid Flowers - Roses, lace and ribbon for some more fun. 

Make sure to come and join our Fun with names challenge this week at Loves Rubberstamps!  Also check out the New Items in the store this week by C.C. Designs!

That is it for me today! I hope you have a great weekend!
Blessings until next time...