Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dance in the Rain

Hello everyone and welcome to a new Thursday inspiration. Shanna here with a little bit of inspiration for you all.
 I just love this stamp set. It is hard to not use it to lift someones spirits. 


I kept this card simple. 


Hope you enjoy it.



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Monday, April 27, 2015

What's Up?


Hi Friends and Stampers,

It's a Happy Holly-Day Monday and it's my turn to show you some Inspiration over at the Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog.   I have a CAS Design for you today.   It only took 4 hours to think about the design and less than 30 minutes to execute it, lol.


Does this ever happen to you?  You have to think about it for a long time before it just comes to you? I thought I would let this cute paper do most of the work for me and it goes so well with this sentiment set.  

So have you checked out the New Items in the store?  We are so excited to have so many goodies to choose from now! I'm going back and looking at the goodies I bought I while back and wanting to use them now. lol.   I swear, sometimes the hunting and gathering is more fun that than the using them.  But I do love it when I can come up with a quickie once in a while.  

Also, today is the last day to play in our "add flowers" challenge over at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog.    And be sure to join us again tomorrow for a whole new challenge!

Until next week, 

Holly

Sunday, April 26, 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!

Hope you are all having a great weekend so far! Yesterday was my F-Word birthday. We celebrated at the race track since my husband was racing and when I got there my brother had a surprise waiting for me in our race car trailer...


LOL and the age jokes didn't stop there...here is my "Older Than Dirt" birthday cake...



We had a pretty fun night and spending it with my family and friends made turning 40 a little easier for me to handle :) LOL! 

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... Marcy Dangcil ... take a look at this adorable clean and simple style stunner...



I really love this! I struggle with CAS style cards so I love when I find really cute cards in this style. I love how this adorable CandiBean image is the focus and the few sprinkled sequins is just the perfect accent for this. I love how Marcy colored this too, it just pops! Super adorable card! 

Here are the items Marcy used:

Wendy's Bouquet - Little Darlings (CandiBean collection)
Sentiment from Polka Dot Greetings - MFT
Black Tuxedo - Memento Ink


Blankina
Denice
Rebecca

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura

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!

Hugs,
Marcy

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!

Holly

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


Blankina
Denice
Rebecca

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura

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!

Hugs,
Marcy

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.  

Holly

Sunday, April 12, 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!

Hope you have had a great week so far! I have been super busy this week, getting our floors almost finished (just have our bedroom left) and doing behind the scenes store stuff and shipping orders. i did have a pretty exciting night at work the other night. I got to help a new Dad deliver his baby while talking him through the instructions over the phone. His wife delivered a little baby boy named Joel in a gas station parking lot. My Commander came in last night and told me that the local news station wants to do a news story on it on Monday - LOL! So that was interesting! Baby and family are doing great!

I wanted to remind you that we have posted a DESIGN TEAM CALL 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 so we will have a throwback project from our Design team coordinator Holly... take a look at this cutie...


I always love it when Holly uses her amazing airbrushing skills to create such amazing backgrounds! This adorable stamp is called Tin Can Chat from SugarPea Designs. We just got a huge shipment in from them so look for this line to be updating in our store with some in stock items and some new stamps will be added as well! 

Here are the items Holly used:



Thanks for stopping by!
Laura!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Just Believe!


Happy Saturday all and hope everyone's having a great day!  I have a fun card to share with you all this weekend...

Here is my card....


I always have so much fun getting "girly" with my cards and the cute "Anya" images from The Greeting Farm are always perfect for that!  This image is called "Fairy Queen Anya" and she is super adorable.    I  just LOVE fairy princesses! :)  I colored Anya up with my Copic Markers and then added lots of Wink of Stella on her crown, wings and dress for lots of sparkle.  I decided to distress the pretty papers I used which are from a collection called Enchanted Garden by  Bo Bunny.  This collection is so beautiful and perfect for your mystical images!  Of course I had to add a bunch of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and some bling too to finish off my card!

Here is the full supply list for my card:
Fairy Queen Anya - The Greeting Farm
Enchanted Garden - Bo Bunny
Black Tuxedo - Memento Ink
Distress Tool - Tim Holtz
Spun Sugar - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Clear Glitter Brush Marker - Wink of Stella

Make sure to check out the Loves Rubberstamps store to see all of The Greeting Farm stamp sets!  We'll see you back tomorrow for a new Sensational Sunday Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Marcy

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dylusions Card

Welcome to a new Thursday Inspiration from Shanna!

I wanted to play with some of the new Dylusions Sprays that are in the store.


I created a video of the process and would love for you to stop by and watch if you like. 



I love the brightness of the new Abandoned Coral Distress Ink!


It contrasts so well with these Dylusions Sprays! 


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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Anything Goes Challenge + DESIGN TEAM CALL

Hi Stampers!

Today we start our FAVORITE Loves Rubberstamps Challenge.... Anything Goes! We are also having a Loves Rubberstamps Design team call. You can see all the details and also how to apply in this by clicking here to go to the blog post.

Here is my project for the challenge...



I created the background using Tim Holtz Distress inks in Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, and Salty Ocean. I then used some Ranger Texture paste and a Hero Arts Stencil called Stars Pattern and created the raised stairs. This setncil also has some tiny dots mixed in with the star shapes too. After that dried I mixed some water and Perfect Pearls on my craft sheet and then splattered it using a paint brush onto the background.

I had been itching to use this cute Groovin' image from the Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Dollhouse Collection and I thought she would look cute against this background since she has little stars in her eyelids :) I just love her she is so fun! I colored her with copics, fussy cut her and popped her up on dimensionals.

The sentiments on my card are from the Avery Elle Stamp set called Written In The Stars. This will be listed in our store soon ... I am currently working on listing the Avery Elle line of stamps and dies. I used some kool tak clear foam under the gems to attach my vellum piece.

Here is a look at how I did the inside of the card using another sentiment from the Avery Elle set...



Be sure to keep checking our new items section in the store... I will be adding the perfect pearls, the hero arts stencil, texture paste and loads more very soon!

Hope to see you play along in our challenge and try out for our Design Team as well!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Laura

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - #256 Anything Goes
Monday Morning Challenges - Colorful Creations
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room - Rainbow of Colors Challenge (her hair is inspired by the colors of the tulips)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps - #101 Stars
Scribble and Scrap  - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - April Add a Sentiment
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
A2Zscrapbooking Challenge - S for Stencil (used Hero Arts Star pattern Stencil)
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes April Challenge







Monday, April 6, 2015

Rule the World with Coffee!


Hi Friends and Stampers,

It's a Happy Holly-Day Monday!  Mostly because I am off today with the boys on their last day of Spring Break.   It's time for me to show you some Monday inspiration over at Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog. 


I started with my Perk Up set and added the circle and flag from my Blueprints 12 set and viola!  Instant gratification!  This was a quick and easy card to put together and I NEED a lot of coffee cards for my friends.   So I am happy with this CAS design.  This is a set I can come back to over and over again and not get the same design.  

So how was your Sunday?  I had to work :(   But my dear husband was stoic enough to get up at 5:00 a.m. on his day off and get the boys up while I grabbed some COFFEE!  They went through their baskets and starting the Sugar Loading early.   Then with their flashlights, they went out to the patio for their Easter Egg hunt.  That was a lot of fun!  Then off to work I went.  We had a nice meal.  Traditional Potato Salad and beef ribs.  YUM.   I didn't have the time or the energy to put a big meal on after working for ten hours, so that was just nice.  

Tomorrow is a new Challenge over at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog and I hope to see your fabulous creations there.  Also, take a peek at the New Items in the store!  So fun! 

Thanks for Looking and have a Fabulous Day!

Holly