Friday, March 30, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Head over to Splitcoast and check out the challenge...and then play along!!
Monday, March 26, 2012
The one thing I did create last week was a card for the Splitcoast CAS challenge. I figured creating a CAS card wouldn't exhaust me too much! LOL! Last week's challenge was to create a card following a sketch. I opted to keep my card white and just highlight this pretty butterfly image from the Everyday Miracles set from Sweet 'n Sassy. I also used the Friendship Script stamp for the background. I wanted to keep the colors very soft so I colored the butterfly with pale Copic makers, used a pale green for the script, and only added a bit of green twine (also from Sweet 'n Sassy) to the panel. The hello sentiment is from Paper Smooches Stamps.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I have only one request when it comes to my creations...just don't submit an exact copy of my card for publication. Want to re-create a card and use it to teach a class? Go for it! Want to re-create a card and post it on your blog? Have fun! If someone wants to copy what I made? That makes me blush! Really??!! But I wonder if others have a similar view towards these things? What do you say?
I sometimes struggle to share cards that I've created inspired by someone else's designs because I wonder if there will be some backlash (perhaps not enough people read my blog to even know! LOL!) or accusation of "copying." Humm...Well today's card was inspired by this card, which was been posted on the Hero Arts blog a few months ago (PS - The Hero Arts blog is full of inspiration!) I loved the display of multi-colored ribbons and was inspired to create something similar and this is what I came up with! I really like the different colors of ribbon on the white background. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
So...what are your thoughts on being inspired and creating based on work that you find on another blog, in a magazine, or online gallery?
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I used two plain circle Nestibilities to create the Cowabunga ring and the colored Snoopy with Copics, cut him out, and adhered him with foam tape. The fun star paper is from a random paper pack and the three blue rhinestones (quickly becoming my "trade mark" 'cause I love them so much!) are from KaiserCraft.
Enjoy and if you're on the East Coast, get out there and enjoy the weather today!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The prize package during this hop is for two PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamp sets and 1 PSA Stamper (a $50 retail value) and six Twin Touch Markers (also a $50 retail value). The link to enter is at the bottom of the post.
To highlight the use of the marker, I actually colored a piece of cardstock with the bold pink color. Once that was dry I used the colorless blender tool to make tiny dots all over the paper. (You can see the dots if you look closely) But then...I decided I really wanted to add some texture to the two pieces so I ran them through my Big Shot using a Sizzix embossing folder. And I loved the result! Because the paper had been so saturated with the maker color, the white core of the paper came through just a tiny bit from the embossing. It gave it a nice worn look, swoon. Then I decorated my card with some fun paper from Anna Griffin and Momenta. I also used the markers to color the PSA Essentials image. I hope you enjoy the card and now...you should head on over to Jennifer Holmes blog! But first, don't forget to enter the contest by clicking on the link at the end of the blog participants list. Enjoy!!
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Oh, I should also mention that PSA Essentials has an exclusive discount for blog hoppers at Cyber Savvy Shop. Receive 30% off all Peel & Stick packs and custom stamps are $26.50 (regularly $40.) Shipping is just $6.00 for orders over $50, and free for orders over $100. And the main site for Shinhan Art Materials can be found here. Link below!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Well before I head off to eat cake, let's take a peek at today's card that features the Seeing Spots stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy. This is such a versatile set, with images that are perfect for all kinds of events and even ones that can be used for backgrounds! There are even a boatload of sentiments too!
One of my favorite images, no surprise, is the butterfly! For this card I stamped three butterflies in three opposite colors and used a 1" punch to cut them out. I also used tiny pearls as bodies and attached them to the card with foam tape. The paper at the bottom of the card is from We R Memory Keepers and the newsprint is from Stampin' Up! Ribbon is from Papertrey and the button is a fun wooden one that I found at Michael's for a bit 'ol dollar!
Enjoy your weekend and eat some cake in honor of our birthday party!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
We hope you enjoy checking out the projects as much as we've enjoyed making them! Ready to continue on your blog hop journey? Your next stop is Giovana Smith's blog. And just in case, here is the whole list of team members hopping along with us today: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog
After the hop, make plans to join us for our New Release Party over in our Member Company Forums on Splitcoaststampers. We'll have full reveals of all the stamp and dies sets being released this month, challenges to inspire you, and of course fun chatter with great friends! See you there!