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Monday, February 25, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Embossing Folder+Die Cut(s)+ Stamp- use all three

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Embossing Folder+Die Cut(s)+ Stamp- use all three.
 Oh how I loved playing this week. *New* in the store is Microfine Transparent Glitter. This is a close up of the glittery flower:
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 You can apply the glitter, color with Copics and even cut out die shapes with it- see:
 Here is how quick and easy it is to use the Adhesive tape and the Microfine Glitter:
1)Take your cardstock- lay it on your stamping surface.
2)Lay the 2" Super Sticky Adhesive Tape on the paper side by side with minimal gaps (see below)


3)Peel off the top layer of the tape to expose the sticky surface
4)Sprinkle the Microfine Transparent glitter onto the sticky surface
5)burnish the glitter onto the sticky surface to make sure the surface is covered well (I used my finger)
6)Stamp on the glitter and color it in with Copics
That is all there is to it- stamp and color and Oh- so pretty!

The first card is layered onto a Polished Stone background in blues. The 2nd card is made on a background called Colorwash Alcohol- both techniques from the Technique Junkies newsletter.

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Microfine Transparent Glitter- cool highlight HERE   (a little goes a long way!)
2" Super Sticky Adhesive Tape HERE
Copic Markers-Sketch sets HERE
Memento Tuxedo Black ink HERE
Parrot Tulips ATC image HERE
Just For You sentiment HERE
Double Line Tape HERE
Rhinestones HERE
Coordinations Cardstock (Brilliant Blues)  HERE
Embossing Folder Damask HERE (White portion of die on 1st card, blue strip on 2nd card)
Cheery Lynn Honeycomb frame die HERE
Swedish Spring Oval Frame HERE
Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Oval Die (card #2) HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

****We also have a monthly challenge from began 1/15-2/14- Embossed Embossing  HERE****

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
365 Cards- day 52- Two techniques
Crafty Cardmakers- Flowers as the main focus
Eureka Stamps- Flowers
Ooh La LA Creations- Sparkle and Shine
Glitter and Sparkle- Bling it On
Crazy 4 Challenges- texture, texture, texture


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Oriental Stamp Art- Black and White + Red

 I am in a Yahoo group called Oriental Stamp Art....it is a very active group with Swaps and Mingles- so I joined in a Mingle called Black and White PLUS Red.
 I have a Cheery Lynn Die I have been wanting to cut out..... the Lace Dragon Die- it is large 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" so it pretty much fills up the card. It is detailed, so I did not want to embellish it too much.
 The red panel is a sparkly cardstock from Paper Temptress. I cut out a red one to- and decided to use the black one on red- but the red one made it into the envelope for my swap partner to use at a later date : )

Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Sweet and Simple

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Sweet and Simple
  I love this great silhouette image- I stamped and embossed it and added some shimmer and a jewel. The Banner Technique is from the Technique Junkies Newsletter. I used Prima Almanac DP for the banner. I am not good at CAS, but I needed some 'balance' so I added some piercing at the top, and a strip of embossed cardstock across the menu- then I stopped......  Oh CAS- I think I pulled it off.....



Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
In Her Easter Bonnet image HERE

Ranger Embossing Ink- HERE
Black Fine Embossing Powder  HERE
Prima Almanac 6x6 Paper Pack HERE
Anti-static pouch HERE

Double Line Tape HERE
Rhinestones-Soft Pink HERE
Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen HERE
Perforating Tool HERE
Piercing/Perforating Pad HERE
Embossing Folder Damask HERE
Shades Dye Ink Deco Coral HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

****We also have a monthly challenge from began 2/15-3/14- Triple Stamping HERE****

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Crafty Boots-Out of your comfort Zone- something New....Simple.....
One Stitch at a Time- Make it Girly
Hiding in My Craft Room- Embossing

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Triple Stamping-Monthly Challenge

The Sweet Stamps Challenge-Technique Challenge for 2/15-3/14 is Triple Stamping. There are many tutorials for Triple Stamping- mine came from the latest Technique Junkies Newsletter.


 Oh how I love Poppies-  have tried to grow them in my garden, but the bunnies always eat them up!  I stamped the Poppy image and colored it in with the Copic Blending Sets Rosy Reds and Victorian Greens. (The Silk ribbon is colored with the Copic Marker).


Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card(s):
Poppies image 1007 HERE
Just for You sentiment HERE
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink HERE
Copics- Rosy Reds and Victorian Greens HERE
Coordinations cardstock-  HERE
Double Line Tape HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

****We also have a weekly challenge- join us for a chance to WIN ****

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Charisma Cardz- Anything Goes
Papercraft Star- Red
Tuesday Throwdown- Anything Goes
There She Goes- Flowers


As always- I so appreciate you stopping by! 
Shelly

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sweet Stamps Romance (Love, Wedding, Anniversary)

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Romance (Love, Wedding, Anniversary)


  I had a blast making a plaque for a special person! I stamped the Vintage Floral Frame image on Watercolor paper and embossed it with Medieval Metals EP. Don't forget to use the Anti-Static pouch so you so not have any fly away EP.  I watercolored with Peerless Watercolors. I outlined the the frame of the image with the Cheery Lynn Die Sophia's Heart- I deconstructed it.....  The little hearts on the top of the plaque- also from the die : )

Here is a closer look at the deconstructed die, the pearls I added and the little hearts. I added a Seam binding triple bow and an antique button for a little bling.

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Victorian Floral Frame image HERE
I Love You Sentiment HERE
Ranger Embossing Ink- HERE
Medieval Metals Embossing Powder HERE 
Kaisercraft B/W Timeless 6x6 Paper Pack HERE
Poinsettia Coordinations Cardstock (Classy Reds) HERE
Anti-static pouch HERE
Peerless Watercolors HERE
Double Line Tape HERE
Snow Pearls HERE
Cheery Lynn Die Sophia's Heart HERE
Cheery Lynn Die Carnivale Border Die HERE 

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

****We also have a monthly challenge from began 1/15-2/14- Embossed Embossing  HERE****

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Bunny Zoe's Crafts- Flowers and pearls
The Cheerful Stamp Pad- You Have My Heart
Cheery Lynn- Frame it- (using a deconstructed die edge and the border die
Amusing Challenges - All about "You"
Anything But a Card- Share the Love
Corrosive Challenge- Hearts and flowers
Sentimental Sundays- Love is in the Air







Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

 I had to make a card for the Chinese New Year- The Year of the Snake. I  found this awesome digi freebie on Michael Strongs Blog- Thanks Michael!
  I printed out the digi- it is colored in with Copic Markers.  This is pretty CAS for me- but it seemed just right to STOP..... : )
 The Chinese Kanji says Happy New Year.

My daughter is teaching in Shenzhen China- here is a link to her blog where she posted a little bit about the Chinese New Year in Shenzhen:
http://kschmidt495.blog.com/

It is 14 hours ahead of CST- so she posted this yesterday..... : )   Tell her Hello if you stop by!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, February 8, 2013

Love is in the Air- Bloggers Challenge

I wanted to join in a challenge at Bloggers Challenge today- Love is in the Air- plus use a spooled item.

  The new Technique Junkies Newsletter is out- and I made a card using a technique called 'Glimmering Die Masks'. It is always fun to find new ways to use supplies you already own : )  The bird image is by Prickley Pear , and the sentiment is a retired PSX stamp.  The greenery is a Cheery Lynn Die, the hearts border is a MS punch. .

Challenges:
Bloggers Challenge- Love is in the Air + Spooled item
Card Crafter's Circle- Love is in the Air- Valentine
Card Makin Mama- Love themed card
Crafts for Eternity- Valentine
Daring Cardmakers- Love is in the Air
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude- Be my Valentine- Anything Goes
Simply Create Too- Valentines Day or hearts
Sparkle and Glitter- Hugs and Hearts
Charisma- Love
Play Date Cafe- Picture Inspiration
Simon Says Stamp- Have a heart
Ribbon Carousel- Love is in the Air and use a spooled item

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Think Pink (Shades of Pink)

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Think Pink (Shades of Pink).
 Oh how I love Pink...... But, I could not get the color right in this picture no matter what I did......
I stamped the frame and the floral image in Versamark and embossed them in White EP onto Parchment Vellum.  I also stamped the floral image in White Shades die ink on vellum- just a smidge larger than ATC size and put that piece behind the frame.  I fussy cut out the flowers and colored them in with Copic markers. Next, I applied Pink Highlights Creative Inspirations Paint over the pink flowers. The middle part of the frame has been pierced- here is a close up picture:

 I used spray adhesive to attach the card to the Coordinations Amaryllis cardstock (In the Berry Reds collection).  I added a bow and some Soft Pink Rhinestones.

I made an ATC too : )
 I colored on the back of the Vellum with the same Copic markers. I used stitching to adhere the vellum to the Coordinations cardstock.


Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Spring Blooms Floral image HERE
ATC Frame image HERE


Ranger Embossing Ink- HERE
White Fine Detail Embossing Powder HERE
Anti-static pouch HERE
Copic Markers-Sketch sets HERE

Double Line Tape HERE
Soft Pink Rhinestones HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint-Pink Highlights HERE
Coordinations Cardstock Amaryllis (Berry Reds)  HERE
Parchment Vellum HERE
White Die Ink HERE
Magnetic Grid for piercing the Vellum HERE
Piercing Pad HERE
Two needle piercing tool HERE
Vellum Spray Adhesive HERE

And on the ATC- additional supplies:
Hugs and kisses Sentiment HERE 

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

****We also have a monthly challenge from began 1/15-2/14- Embossed Embossing  HERE****

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Craft Your Passion- Pastels
House of Gilli- Pink and Bling
Shabby Tea Room- Inspirational photo- pink flowers
2 Sisters- White + Pink
365 Cards- Color like crazy Challenge #33
Really Reasonable Ribbon- Monochromatic + Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Michael Strong Owl Blog Hop

 The Michael Strong Yahoo Group is having an "Owl' themed blog hop. I used the NEW Whimsical Owl set that has just been released.  How did you like Michael's Blue Owl
OK- my silly side came out- and since it is Superbowl Sunday, I had to make a card with a football theme.
  So, Whoooooooo do you think will win the Superbowl???  Well, it's not my home team (the Chicago Bears), so I am looking forward to seeing the commercials and hoping it is a good game : )
   I stamped and embossed the owl image onto Cryogen White cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers. The sentiment is computer generated. The football and flag are from Create with TLC.

 My second card:
 I could not capture the shimmer- at all....The owl was stamped and embossed on Cryogen White cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers.  I used a *new* Technique Junkies technique (from the new newsletter just out) called rolled backgrounds. I used an Ivory (shimmery) cardstock, a Copper metallic cardstock and Cryogen White text weight cardstock all from Paper Temptress.
 The image on the Shimmery layer under the rolled layer is a freebie Michael gave us recently- you can find it HERE on his blog- from the Dec 29th post.  The Sizzix corner dies were cut out in the Copper metallic cardstock and gold Bo Bunny rhinestones were added. The sentiment is by Create with TLC.

 There are ten blogs in this hop- and one lucky commenter will be randomly chosen to WIN the Michael Strong Whimsical Owl stamp set.  The winner will be announced next Sunday, Feb 10th on Hetty's Blog.

 *Bev* is the next stop on the hop.  (It is a circular blog hop, so there is no beginning or end- just keep going till you are back at the first blog you visited).

 FYI: The Yahoo group is :  Michael Strong yahoogroup If you own any of the Michael Strong stamps- come join us! There is daily inspiration provided by a volunteer card captain and monthly challenges!
 
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed all of the fun ideas on the blog hop!
 Shelly