Thursday, September 30, 2010

SCACD-PALLOZA - New Release- 2 Artists in 1 Day

It is NEW RELEASE DAY at SCACD and it is beyond amazing this month!  There are not one, but TWO artists with a release.  Both Victoria Case and Elisabeth Bell have a mini-sheet of stamps being released today. 

I hope you have arrived via the BLOG HOP showing off all these wonderful images.  If not, I suggest you start at Suzanne's BLOG and work your way through so you don't miss a single thing!!!

Today I am privileged to get to show off Spyder.  He is the adorable boy from the mini sheet by Victoria Case.  I was beyond thrilled when I saw the hop assignments and my name next to this image.  Isn't he the best? 

The first thing I did was stamp the image in Momento ink.  I then went looking for the perfect paper.  Like most of you, I have more than a couple of options for this part of the process ;).  I found it in the Kaisercraft  Konstrukt 6x6 pad.  One thing I really love about the Kaisercraft paper pads are the extra elements, borders, tage, etc., in the back.  The gree circle was a tag that I trimmed the edge off.    
My next step was to color the image to coordinate with the paper I selected.  Then I grabbed the Viva Decor glitter liner in Peridot and accented the adorable little spider on his hat.

I hope you like Spyder as much as I do.  All of the image from this release of mini-sheets from both artists are wonderful and you will see more of them through out October for certain!!!

Before I send you on your way, I want to remind you that you can purchase both these mini sheets and lots of other FABULOUS things at SCACD.   The Elisabeth Bell mini-sheet is here and the Victoria Case mini-sheet is here.  If you are in the European International shopping area, you can get them from Quixotic Paperie.  These images are exclusive to SCACD so those stores are THE place you can get them!

Now, go check out the rest of the Design Teams' amazing creations with these yummy images.  There are some seriously talented ladies on this team and they constantly blow me away with the creations.  Your next stop is Jaquie!  Be sure and leave her some love while you are there!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sweet Pea Stamps has NEW ARTISTS!

 Welcome to the Sweet Pea Stamps New Artist Release Blog Hop! If you would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop, please return to the Sweet Pea Stamps blog.

Sweet Pea Stamps is excited to announce its newest artist:

Brigid Ashwood
Brigid creates beautiful and whimsical fantasy images. The ones I adore the most is her Phunky Phairies

Today, the Sweet Pea Stamps DT has previews of each of the amazing new images. Including a new sheet of her Phunky Pharies images. This sheet is a first in a series of Brigid Ashwoods Phunky Phairies that will be released by Sweet Pea Stamps. In addition, a companion Alice sentiment sheet is also being released today!

Also being released today is another new artist of ours:

Nikki Burnette
Nikki has a large selection of fairies, mermaids, witches, etc., something for everyone. She is one talented artist.
This is Ryla - isn't she just the best?  I keep thinking Valentine's Day and Anniversary with her!

To recap, there are two new plates being released today:

Plate #73 Nikki Burnette's Fantasy Series
Plate #74 Brigid Ashwood's Phunky Phairie Series

They are even ON SALE as a pre-order!
Here is a complete list of today's DT blog hop links, organized by each stamp set:

Plate #73 Nikki Burnettes sheet #1:

Plate #74 Brigid Ashwoods sheet #1:
We will pick one winner for one free sheet of stamps. You must post a comment on each blog posting to be entered in the drawing. We will announce the winner on Thursday , Sept. 30th.
These sheets will begin shipping on Oct 12th.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop!
YOUR NEXT STOP ON THE HOP: the fabulous and extremely talented Lisa!

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Howdy- and a Happy Halloween!

This week we were challenged to do a bit of a mix up with the Elisabeth Bell or Victoria Case images exclusive to SCACD. The challenge was to use an image for a holiday or season not originally intended. The image Howdy lent itself perfectly to this challenge! Living in the West I see a LOT of cowgirls and cowboys at Halloween!

I stamped the image with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored it in with markers. The paper and label are from the Kaisercraft Le Chateau paper pack.

I used the Viva Decor Pearl pen in black to make the pearls on the card and the tag.

Don't forget the BLOG CANDY and super fabulous FUN coming up at the store later this week!!!!

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Blinged Out

Some images just scream for bling and Dianna is one of those.  How could that fabulous gown not be filled with glimmer, shimmer and shine?

When I want a truly rich color with my stickles I do as I did here with Diana and actually color the image first then add the stickles over the top of the color.  I also added glossy accents to her glass to give it some dimension. 

This week the challenge at Stamp It Crazy is an Anything Goes challenge so absolutely no excuses for not joining in!!!!

Stamp It Crazy #8 - Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches - Make It Sparkle
Charisma Cardz #38 - Anything Goes
If The Shoe Fits Fashionista Friday #48 - Flowers

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I can hear you saying "What?".  Well, let me explain!  There is a FABULOUS event and lots of FUN happening right now at the SCACD blog Follow Your Heart.  There is yummy, yummy BLOG CANDY!!! 

This month SCACD is doing a duel MINI-Sheet release from TWO amazing artists!  Elisabeth Bell AND Victoria Case.  How FABULOUS is that?  GO to the blog for your chance to WIN and there is a sneak peek of one of the images too!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Colorful Christmas

This week at Fairy Knoll the Friday Challenge #17  is Colorful Christmas.    I decided to go the non-traditional Christmas colors direction.  Purple, pink and mint, not very traditional, but a lot of fun!  I used Snow Friends which is easily one of my favorite Fairy Knoll images.  There are a lot of wonderful ones, but this one I just really enjoy!  Be certain to enter this week's challenge here.

The Design Team call for Fairy Knoll closes on Sept.30.  Find all the details here and get your entry in!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Haunted House.....

This is the new Haunted House stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie I got from SCACD.  I think is it FUN.  I was going to save it for my 31 Days of Halloween, but just couldn't!

The image is stamped in Momento ink and then colored in with markers.  The background paper is from Basic Grey Eerie collection and that fabulous skull is from a seller on ETSY.

Isn't it soooooooooo much better than a sentiment?  (insert evil laugh here)

Macabre Monday HDH# 057 - Horrific Haunts
The Burtonesque Dolls #19- Trick or Treating in Burton's neighborhood
2 Sketches 4 You - sketch
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #46- Mostly Black & White
Stamping with the Dragon #10 - Black White & one other color

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

White Leaf Mermaid - in brown

This image from Sweet Pea Stamps is drawn by Elaine Cox and titled "White Leaf Mermaid". Yes, I know that on my card the leaves are brown. I actually really enjoyed coloring this in a monochromatic manner using brown as my single color. I have done this before with black and greys, but never the brown. I really like the look. The seahorses on the side are just a fun little touch and made with a punch.

Magical Monday Challenge #5- Under the Sea
Tuesday Taggers - Anything Goes

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Image- Sweet Pea Stamps
Patten Paper- Basic Grey
Ink- Momento
Coloring Medium - Copic markers
Other- EK Success border punch, MS branch and seahorse punch, Archiver's cardstock

Monday, September 20, 2010

QKD - Tuesday Blog Hop

WELCOME to the Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. Blog Hop. You should have arrived from The Dark Ink Sorority- but if not, thank you for visiting my blog. In order to see the entire Hop, please go back the the QKD Blog to start at the beginning!

This week is a Halloween inspired color challenge. I found the color purple to be especially inspirational myself. This image is a new release for September and I think it is FABULOUS! Check out the fish skeleton on his t-shirt! Hysterical!

After the hop be sure to stop by the store for some great deals, fun images and inspiration!

Your next stop on the Hop is the Whimsical Ink Sorority. I know that the amazingly talented Wynneth has something fabulous to share so go take a look. Don't forget to leave her some love!

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Go Green- Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Meet Ali from Stamp It Crazy. She is the image the DT is using for the challenge this week. What a fun and funky gal!

This week the theme is to Recycle or Go Green. I did some of both in a manner of speaking. I used the color green in my creation, but even more, I decided to re purpose some pages from an old book. I have been informed by my son that reduce/re-purpose is NOT the same as recycling and that I am re-purposing. Just saying....

I tore some pages out of an old Reader's Digest condensed book. You all know the ones I mean. They are the books in the "free" box at the library book sale :). They make great altered books so I always grab a couple. However, in altering a book, there always need to be some pages removed. Ok, torn out! I took some of the torn out pages and punched out some flowers and leaves.

After punching them I spread them out on my craft mat and sprayed with assorted glimmer mists then let dry. The next step was to layer up some of the flower shapes, punch a whole in the center'ish, and attach them all together with a brad. Then I folded up the shapes around the brad one at a time and them loosed it a bit to form the multi-layer flower.

The next step involved gluing down the flower and placing the leaves. I put the single flower in the top left. After all that I then went looking through the book for the words I needed for my sentiment and finally found them. Really, I did not think that the word "thinking" would be such a difficult one to find! Then the words were cut out and attached as well.

I hope you enjoy my card with Ali and the re-purposed book pages. I know I will be doing this again. It was FUN and I really like the end result! Come play with us this week at the Stamp It Crazy Challenge. You can link your entries here and while you are there, but certain to check out the creations by the rest of the DT! They are super talented and I know you will be inspired!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Birthday Balloon Girl

Blinged Out Birthday!~ That is the theme this week at the Fairy Knoll Challenge. Here is my contribution!

This image is a new release called Birthday Balloon Girl and I think she is just sweet. I decided it would be fun to not only bling it up, but have it be colorful. The balloons, polka dots and gems are all a variety of colors while the girl is in her bright red dress!

Come join us for lots of fun at Fairy Knoll with the Blinged Out Birthday challenge and be certain to see what the rest of the DT and Brandi came up with as well!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Aurora with Tulips

Aurora is such a wonderful character and I love being able to have stamps with her in all different poses and situations. This image is called Aurora with Tulips and is from the Aurora Collection. There is also an Aurora Collection 2 that is available with even more cute options!

I have really enjoyed making easel cards and decided it was time to do a round one! This uses the same basic design, you just make it round. Easy peasey! I paired the image with the new Prima paper called Fairy Flower. It is soooooooooo yummy!

I punched out leaves and flowers from the same pp and cardstock to decorate with. I created the pearl centers using the Viva Decor pearl pen in cream.

The glitter swirls are done by using the Crafters' Workshop template to draw pencil lines and then the Viva Decor glitter liner in hologram. After the glitter dots dried, I just went in and erased the pencil lines. Now, I know there are some of you that could have done those swirls free hand. For the rest of us, Crafters' Workshop Templates ROCK!

PaperPlay #37- All shapes and sizes

Stamp- SCACD
Paper - Prima
Ink- Momento, Ranger Distress, & Copic markers
Other- EK Success punches, Viva Decor pearl & glitter liners, Crafter's Workshop templates

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

In a Sweet Pea Dream!

There is a BRAND NEW challenge Blog on the block and it is all about Sweet Pea Stamps!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!

Challenge #1 is Show Us Your Dream. You must use a Sweet Pea Stamp on your creation, but it can be any of the artists. If you find yourself running short on options, there is the SALE section with some fabulous images at a reduced price. Also- through Friday only there is a Grab Bag of 10 images for only $20!!! You can only order one and there is no selection of images available, but you will be promised no duplicates. AMAZING!!

While you are at the store, but certain you take a look at the fabulous Gum Drop Gang Halloween sheet! You know you want it!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Girly Girl- Challenge #5 at SIC

The challenge at Stamp It Crazy this week is to go "Girly Girl". Now, I'll be honest, when I first applied for the Challenge DT, I was thinking I was going to get to use all of the lovely Gothic and Halloween images available at Stamp It Crazy. I was not planning on doing a challenge with this sweet image and the theme of "Girly Girl'. However, it is FUN and she is ADORABLE so no complaints here!!! Just goes to show that Stamp It Crazy has something for everyone!!!

Be sure to enter this week's challenge to win the image the DT used and a SURPRISE image as well! Link your entry HERE. Looking forward to seeing what you create!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bat Boy

Sweet Pea Stamps has some absolutely FABULOUS Halloween images available. My favorite sheet, however, is STILL the one with this sweet little bat boy and bats on it. The sentiment here is also from the same sheet. Isn't that just the best font?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Delicious Doodles Design Team Call

Delicious Doodles is having a Design Team Call until Sept 20. You can find all of the details HERE. For those of you not familiar with Delicious Doodles, it is a digital stamp company with a WIDE variety of images. There are everything from nature images to a skeleton butterfly. Something to please you ALL! :)

This image is one of several I have but the only one with a finished project to share. Hope you like it!

Even if you aren't interested in applying for the Design Team, you really should check out the store and see if there isn't an image (or 5) that you want to take home!

Fun at Fairy Knoll-

The Friday Fun at Fairy Knoll challenge is ready for you to enter and we are on challenge #15!! WOW! I can hardly believe it is 15 already!!!

This week there is a sketch challenge this week and a 'twist'. If you also go monochromatic you get double entries!! WOW!~

I used one of my favorite Fairy Knoll gals Heartstrings. I loved the sketch this week and was planning to do monochromatic, but ended up with two colors instead. Be sure you swing by the challenge blog, not only to enter, but to see what everyone else created!

Currently there is a Design Team call for the Fairy Knoll Challenge Blog. The details are available here.

Image- Fairy Knoll
Paper - Kaisercraft Devonshire
Other- Spica pens, colorbox chalk ink, Copic markers, Prismacolor markers, punch (unknown)

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Atlantia- elegantly evil

Atlantia is a stunning and fairly mythical feeling image drawn by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD. Nothing evil about her. However, when I decided to work on the challenge for Macabre Monday this week "Elegantly Evil" I decided it would be much more fun to take a very non-evil, but elegant image and evil it up, so to speak.

First thing I did was color my tag with some various dye inks watered down and let it dry. I then stamped Atlantia with Momento Ink on the tag. I colored in her hair and dress lightly with color pencils. I used the red Spica glitter pen for the starfish in her hair. I stamped the webs and spiders around her. To finish it all off I used my Craft-T Metallic rub-ons to give it some darkness and a bit of shimmer- just a touch!

Macabre Monday/HDH055- Elegantly Evil

Spot of Tea

I am really enjoying playing with this release Animapeeps drawn by Elisabeth Bell exclusively for SCACD. Today I selected Spot of Tea. This image makes me think of Squirrel from the Little Grey Rabbit books I read and had read to me as a child.

After stamping the image in Momento Ink I selected which papers I wanted to use. It seemed extremely appropriate to grab Tea At Elsie's by Kaisercraft. I used two of the pp. One with the flowers and the complimentary tiny print peach paper. I really enjoy the Kaisercraft paperpacks. They come with a fabulous assortment of papers and matching/coordinating extras such as precut borders and tags.

I colored the image to match the paper and then cut it out with my Nesties. Then I decided she needed some sparkle on her dress and covered it with the Viva Decor glitter liner. I did a thin coat since I wasn't concerned about the dimensional element of Viva Decor.

I put the card together adding some lace and Kaisercraft pearls for additional interest and texture.

Stop over at SCACD as soon as possible. Susana has just added MORE NEW STUFF for us!!!

Crate Paper 6x6 - 2 designs- look around

Clearsnap Mini Foils - scroll down

Precious Metals from Viva

Crafters Template

Remember that all domestic orders over $100 SHIP FREE!


Wednesday, September 08, 2010


This is Molly from the GumDrop Gang at Sweet Pea Stamps. She is part of a stamp sheet Plate #14 with Olivia and some wonderful sentiments. All of the GumDrop Gang sheets are currently on sale! The "Be Mine" and "Easter" sheet would be great to get a head start on some Valentien and Easter cards. For those of you with kids in sports there is a FABULOUS sheet called "Sports" that would be fun for congratulations or cheer them up cards. Also for coaches and scrapbook pages!!!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

PMS- New Release BLOG HOP!

Are you loving all of the fabulous creations so far? The Design Team at PMS is amazing and I am so honored to be hanging with them this month! You should have hopped here from Katie's BLOG, but if you just happened up things, start back at the PMS BLOG so you can catch everything and get the code :)

I am so excited to show off
KAT! Isn't she fabulous? I just love the PMS Beautiful Day Fairies! LOVE them!!! They are the reason I started shopping at PMS to begin with :)

Before I send you on your way to the next stop on the hop I want to be sure and give you my letter for the secret code :) Today, my blog is brought to you by the letter:


Now, hop along to Anita's BLOG to see what she has created for you today!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Will you join me?

Tomorrow is the New Release day for Paper Makeup Stamps!!! As Guest Designer for September I am participating in the New Release Hop. Remember, if you hop along and collect the letters, they become a code for saving money on the new release stamps!!!

There is also the New Release chat that is soooooooooooooo much fun in the forum and Katie always has prizes to give away! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

I will haunt you....

Ok, not really, but that just seemed the correct title for this post. Stamp It Crazy Challenge #4 is having a creepy fun challenge this week. The DT was sent this super fun digi and told to use black, red, grey, a moon someplace and what we want on our tombstone.

Here is a close up in case you can't read it. There is a story, and I know you want to know what it is. The other day I was watching an episode of Psych and a character says "You better be ready to get killed with me or if I die I am coming back and haunting your kitchen cabinets forever!" I laughed SO hard and had to share.

I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge! Feel free to combine it with other challenges, but with Halloween coming up you really want to win THIS image! Don't forget there a ton of fabulous images and some Halloween theme digi papers for sale so feel free to shop!

Saturday, September 04, 2010

NEW- Super Cool Tool

I KNOW that many of you are just like me and tools are your thing. This tool is new and AMAZING! I have not seen in ANYWHERE ELSE!

I know- it doesn't look amazing, but it IS! It makes those cool epoxy button embellishments AND you can get it with the no button holes or in a flower shape! WOOT WOOT!

Susana has them up for sale at SCACD and there are a couple of videos posted as well showing exactly how EASY they are to use! Check them out!!!

PMS- Sneak Peeks!

It is time for some Sneak Peeks from PMS!!! I am sooooooooooooooo excited to be part of this for September. I usually sit and stalk the PMS blog waiting for them and now I get to share them with you!!!

The first sneak this month is an AMAZING sentiment set titled "Nothing Left To Say".

The versatility of this set is fabulous. I used Willow Tree and paired it with the sentiment "May the sweet memories you hold in your heart carry you through this difficult time". One thing about this set that makes it so fabulous is the different fonts you will find in the sentiment. I love that!!!

Be certain to head over to the PMS blog for a chance to WIN this set and while you are there, check out the other FABULOUS creations by the DT. WOW! Those are some seriously TALENTED ladies!!!! Don't forget to leave them some love!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Fun at Fairy Knoll

This is an exciting day at Fairy Knoll! First, it is the new challenge day. This week the challenge is 'VINTAGE GLAM'. I was very fortunate to get to work with on of the two new releases today. This is Swimwear Glamour Girl.

There is an EXTRA goody for playing along this week. Everyone who participates will get the sentiment shown on the challenge. Thanks Brandi!

Currently there is also a Design Team Call for Fairy Knoll. You can find all the details HERE. If you are interested, I STRONGLY encourage you to apply. Brandi is just GREAT to work with!!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Fab Friends

Fab Friends is one of the new stamps by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD. I really, REALLY like this release. It is just fun to play with!

One of our challenges this week was to use at least 3 items from SCACD on our creation. Well, that was EASY PEASY because Susana stocks the BEST stuff!! So are you ready for the details?

First I stamped the image Fab Friends with Momento Ink in tuxedo black. Then I colored it with my markers.

Next I grabbed the special Tonertex adhesive pen and colored in the shell of the ladybug where I wanted to put the red glitter. I then set the image aside for the adhesive to dry. Now, I have to admit something here. I forgot I was working on this and it was the next morning before I got back to it. I freaked out and figured that I had to start over with the adhesive pen. I touched it just to check and it still felt sticky, so I decided to give it a go. It worked PERFECTLY! I rubbed in the red glitter and this is the result. - BTW- the glitter is a must have just because the multi-color tower is so pretty to look at!

I grabbed this super yummy velvet paper from SEI and trimmed off a section. I then put it in a Cuttlebug embossing folder in what I would usually consider to be upside down. I wanted the embossing to dip not raise (I am SURE there are correct technical terms, but this is clear to me). I held my breath as I ran it through and when I took it out, squealed with excitement. It worked even BETTER than I had hoped! You WILL be seeing more of this from me!

The cardback is cardstock that on top of I placed my Crafters Workshop Stencil. While on newspaper (hint, hint!!) I sprayed with Smooch Spritz in silver. After drying I put the card together. In the upper right corner I adhered some Bella Baubles in String of Pearls. The charm on the ribbon isn't in the store any longer, but some other FABULOUS ones are.

Now- after all this if you are not just itching to go shopping, I can do nothing more for you :)

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I am so excited!!

I finally get to share!! I am the Guest Designer for September at PMS!!!! I can not begin to tell you how excited I am! I hope to see you all during the New Release hop on the 7th!