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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Frames

It's another great challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is Frames.
Sweet Stamps carries alot of Frame Stamps and many die cut Frames as well.
 I was anxious to try out this new die frame by Joy Crafts- that I just received from Sweet Stamps. I used Coordinations cardstock in Meadow for the frame. The image was colored in the Berry Red Copics and Victorian Greens.
  I am a bit under the weather and brain fog is in full force, so I was fortunate to have the assistance of a Sketch challenge to help me complete my card!  I used Sketch #84 from Papertake Weekly. I love this Bo Bunny DP - the colors are so rich : )   I had to add some stitching with my machine for a final accent.

Here are the Sweet Stamp Supplies I used on my card:


 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! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

  Here is a direct link to the Monthly Challenge as well- 1015-11/14-Center Step Card. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by Random.org.

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

 Challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly- Sketch #84
Shopping our Stash- Stitching- very real : )
365 Cards- Starts with a C- Coordinations Cardstock, Copic Coloring

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Sunday, October 27, 2013

'Tis Halloween

I made another fun card for Halloween:
 I used a technique found in the Paper Perfection CD by Pat Huntoon of the Technique Junkies called Glazed Paper Accent. The Designer Paper is Basic Gray for the bat.
 The background is sprayed Delusions and the images are all Artistic Outpost.

Artistic Outpost has a monthly referral program- link up (HERE on their blog)  your card for a chance to win stamps!

Challenges:
2 Sisters- Cute and Spooky
365 Cards- #298- I stamp for Halloween
Crafty Calendar- Halloween
Craftitude- Anything Goes/Spooky

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Tags

It's another great challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is Tags.


  I have been looking forward to getting ink on this new ArtsyFartsy Halloween set- so fun!  I used Distress Inks in Halloween colors and added some highlights with a White Paint Pen and Stickles.

Here are my supplies:
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! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!
  Here is a direct link to the Monthly Challenge as well- 1015-11/14-Center Step Card. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by Random.org.

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

 Challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Dream Valley- Halloween
Pile it on- Halloween
Cupcake Inspiration- Picture inspired- theme and colors
2 Sisters- Halloween Colors
All That Stickles- Halloween

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Saturday, October 19, 2013

More Pasted Delusions

I had 3 of the Pasted Delusions backgrounds with me on my trip, so had to use them up!
I used a CTMH Halloween set for the 1st one:
 I used Copics to color in her hat brim and socks.

For the 2nd card, I used a stencil I got in a grab bag from Stampaway (for $1.00)
 I also used the TJ dotty edges on this card- the Great Impressions image is colored with Copic markers, the Hero Arts sentiment I just scribbled on some color. I thought this would be a great "Celebration' card.

I will be heading home tomorrow- sleeping in my own bed! I hear next week, the Chicago area will be in the high 40's for temps, so I will be taking out sweaters and long sleeved shirts!

Challenges:
Cheerful Stamp Pad- Use Stencil
Bloggers Challenge- Halloween
Simply Create Too- Halloween
Totally Papercrafts- Too Cute to Spook
Craftin Boutique- Halloween
Paper Crafting Journey- Use Halloween Colors
Crafting for All Seasons- Too Cute to Spook

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pasted Delusions

 I had a little creative time today- I made a background using Pasted Delusions- from the latest Technique Junkies newsletter.

  I made a couple of backgrounds before I hit the road- and have to say- they are fabulous IRL- the color is so vibrant and the embossing paste is so fab! (Wendy Vecchi embossing paste : ) )
  I used Postcard Geisha Image 2 HERE from Taylored Expressions from Art Neko/About Art Accents and colored it with Copic markers. The sentiment and dragonflies are by SU (Asian Artistry). I added some Smoosh to the top of the dragonfly and the Flourish diecut from Sweet Stamps.

Challenges-
Sister Act- Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More- Coloring
Crafting with Dragonflies- Nature/Trees/Leaves- stencil BG bamboo trees
Try it on Tuesday- Textures
Cheerful Stamp Pad- Use Stencil

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mustard Jar

I got a creative whim yesterday......and was inspired by a Sketch, so went to work trying to put together a card while away from home.

 The sketch has an oriental theme- so I had one of my Mom's Japanese China Painting students write out a sentiment for me- meaning something along the line of Best Wishes. The image is a Mustard Jar (we just use mustard out of the container we buy it in....). Image is by Vee Escobar from "Art Interchange Journal " 1889). We could not figure out how to resize the copy, so just went with it as is.......
  I colored with Derwent pencils, the circle is cut out from tracing around a glass, then the white I trimmed off a touch. I added Smoosh to the White circle, around the mustard colored layer and the centers of the flowers. I added score lines around the outer edges and rhinestones to finish off the card.
 I am wanting to win some Oriental Stamps from Mark's Finest Papers, so keep your fingers crossed for me. MFP has a weekly Oriental Sketch challenge I will have to try to enter more often, as they are a Technique Junkies sponsor, so it would be nice to have more MFP images when creating : )

Challenges:
Mark's Finest Paper's - Oriental Sketch challenge
Cards Galore- Flowers
Crafting Cafe- Anything Goes
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes

Here is a link for the School my Mother is attending this week- I am here helping out while she is gone all day- Ky World Organization of China Painters HERE

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sweet Stamps Anything Goes Plus Option- Center Step Card

It's another great challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is Anything Goes. We also have a Monthly challenge for the 15th of each month, so we are combining the challenges this month- so our added challenge- Center Step Cards.
 I combined the challenge and made a Center Step Card:
 The image is stamped multiple times and I used the Technique Junkie 8/2010 technique called Layer Up. The far Rt flower is 4 layers and each layer is not the same- the top layer is just the front/lower part of the floral image (no dimensionals used). The leaves are raised up as well.

  I am out of town and with limited supplies...I made the oval die cut out before I left home.  I used a piece of vellum my Mom had in her (small) stash, and an old picture frame as a home made stamp-a-ma-jig..... so I also made an ATC with the Vellum image I used in the above process......
 I used a needle and made pokey holes in the Vellum (pierced holes Technique Junkies 4/2011)  and colored from the back with Copic Markers. I had no vellum adhesive, so sewed little stitches in the corners.....

 It is a nice day here, but the sky is overcast, so sorry for the bad pictures.....

 Here are the Sweet Stamps supplies I used:


 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! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

  Here is a direct link to the Monthly Challenge as well- 1015-11/14-Center Step Card. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by Random.org.

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

 Challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ- Anything Goes w/a bow
MarkerPop- Anything Goes w/Copics
Art Impressions- Fun Fold
Happy Campers- Show me your Flowers
Simon Says Stamp- no digi- use a Stamp

Challenges for the ATC:
Casual Fridays- Stitching- ATC
Craftitude- AG plus something that begins with "S" -stitching


***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Friday, October 11, 2013

Treat Pouch

Happy Friday- we are getting ready to head to Cincinnati for a wedding and to visit my parents.  I hope the ride will be colorful with the trees changing colors!

Before I head out, I wanted to play in the Oriental Stamp Art Sketch #243. I am going to give it to my Mother, who is a China Painting teacher- and has many Japanese students.
 This pattern is on the Technique Junkies 3D and Fun Folds CD and is called a Goodie Purse. It is a quick and easy project. I stamped a background of Chinese characters on white glossy CS and used Rich Razzleberry ink. I layered it on Copper Metallic cardstock. The dragonflies are by Michael Strong and are stamped in So Saffron Ink,

 I added candy inside : )

 I hope you have a safe and happy weekend!

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Creative Corner-Anything But a Card

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Fall

It's another great challenge at Sweet Stamps . Our challenge theme for this week is Fall.


 I love Fall colors- so I decided to use Distress inks and make a background with them. The leaf and acorn dies (Cheery Lynn set) leave detailed lines in the die cuts, so the leaves look realistic IMO.

Here are the Sweet Stamps supplies I used:
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! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 We have a monthly challenge as well- 9/15-10/14-Paper Piecing. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by Random.org.

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

 Challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Eureka- Anything Goes
Get Inky!- Fall Colors
Parade Your Craft- Fall
613 Avenue Create- AG
2 Sisters- Fall Fun
Allsorts- Autumn Colors
Sweet Stampin- Autumn

Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE

 Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly