Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dazzling Divas #36 - Ornament

This week for the Dazzling Divas it's all about making an ornament.  I had so much fun making mine!  It's dedicated to Add a Little Dazzle owner, Monica!

Yep, that's me on the left and Monica on the right.  I had the pleasure of meeting her and her family while they were visiting here in Arizona.  It's so fun to actually meet fellow stampers in person!  She looks exactly like her avatar, so I had no problem recognizing her at the restaurant. :).

For my ornament I used the beautiful colors Dark Rich Chocolate Metal Craft Sheet and Brushed Copper Metal Craft Sheet.  With the help from Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament, and Layered Pointsettia, I was able to make this fun ornament.  The metal is perfect for being able to stand the ornament up, or hang - which ever way you prefer.  Here is a closer view.

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christmas bundle final copy

Be sure to check out the other Dazzling Diva’s blogs for loads of inspiration. Links can be found at the linky on the Add a Little Dazzle Blog. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Make sure to link your creation at the Add a Little Dazzle Blog.


To play along, make an ornament or card using this week’s Dazzling Diva Challenge or Anything Goes.  Then, upload it to your blog or online gallery.

If you upload to online galleries, please also use tag/keyword DIVA36. Then leave a link to your project using the linky widget at the bottom of this post. Please use a direct link to your post and not just your blog.  Enter for a Chance to Win a $15 Gift Certificate from Our Boutique

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Cardabilities #104

I am excited to say that Karan approved me for yet another term for Cardabilities!  You'll be seeing my cards using her awesome sketches through October!! [Thanks Karan]

I mixed distressed ink and embossing paste to get the colored embossed background.  I love that you can make paste any color.  My Favorite Things die-namics got used for today's card; Layered Rose, Doily Duo, Notched Bordrer, Washi Tape and Notebook Edge.  My sentiment is from Avery Elle, Simply Said Hello.  Gosh I love these sketches!  Really makes me think to create!

Are you inspired by the sketch?  I sure hope you pop on over to Cardabilities, check out the Team samples [wow], and play along!  We can't wait to see your take!

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

STAMPlorations Spotlight

It's my day for the STAMPlorations Spotlight.

Pop on over to STAMPlorations Blog to see the tutorial to make this fun card!

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Heartfelt Creations July Alumni Hop

It's the fun time of month -Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop. I am starting out the hop this month!  How fun for me, and so much eye candy for all of YOU.

Perusing blogland this week, I came across a super fun technique; pouncing with reinkers.  Using shiny paper, I embossed the image from Sun Kissed Fleur Swirls PreCut Set.  Then, I used re-inkers and pounced around the images.  I die cut flowers from Sun Kissed Fleur Die, stamped flowers using Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set and embossed them in gold,  Using pop dots, I adhered the flowers to the base panel and added gems to the flower centers.  For my sentiment, I used Door to My Heart PreCut Set.  I made 2 cuts from my Silhouette and stamped the sentiment - added a bow, and adhered my panel to the card base.  
Another successful month!

Do you remember the drill?  Hop along, leaving comments on all the blogs, and 1 random picked winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Heartfelt Creations!

Have fun hopping~

Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, July 28, 2014

SCS Color Challenge CC489 - Mine

It's my turn to Hostess over at SCS - This week I chose Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Calypso Coral with a dessert of any type of water coloring.

I am entering this into the Make It Monday Papertrey Challenge this week too.  All about diamond backgrounds. which, I inked my stamp, spritzed with water and stamped on water color paper for the look.  I used Think Big Favorites #3, Beautiful Blooms II [dies] and Turning a New Leaf [dies].

Do the colors inspire you?  Well come on over and play in the SCS Color Challenge!  I would love to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by~

A Walk Down Memory Lane

For my card today over on A Walk Down Memory Lane Blog, there is a small tutorial.  The store is having a 12 Day Summer sale and sale it is!  Washi tape is only $2 a roll! [All other products that are on sale are listed on the blog too!]  The sale runs until July 31st.  If you order on-line, they will hold your order until the sale is over and then ship to you to save on the shipping!  How convenient is that!

I am entering this into CAS(E) this Sketch #86.  Loved this fun sketch!
Do you like Pop Tone card stock?  100#, fabulous card stock, with lots of yummy colors;  
25 sheets is only $3.00!!  
[Yes, I can highly recommenced this card stock~]
Pop on over to A Walk Down Memory Lane Blog and check it out!

Thanks for stopping by~

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Some Super Fun Challenges!

I had some extra time today and joined in a few challenges;  AEIHeartU; die cut and AE stamp or image, Die-Namites July Challenge; and Retro Sketches 125.

This card qualifies for all 3.  I used a Die-Namites Rose die and a sentiment from Avery Elle, Simply Said Hello, following with the Retro Sketch #125.  I just found the Die-Namites challenge, which was perfect since I literally just got a few of these dies!

After I got the first card done, I realized that I didn't use the sketch that Die-Namites had.  Well, I simply had to make a 2nd card! [Anyone surprised?]

For this one, I used a different Die-Namites, Sunny Flower Duo, and another sentiment from Avery Elle Simply Said Hello, followed the Die-Namites sketch and used the dare, blue.

Die-Namties July 2014 Sketch and Dare Challenge 

I'll be uploading these separately since it on one post, but as stated both cards fit 2 out of 3 challenges. I'm good with that.

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AAA Card Challenge #13

This week the Create challenge is a shaker card.  Recently, I have seen different types of shaker cards that I just love -- using a glassine bag.

I went with using gold, I find it so elegant.  I love that you can see the turquoise sequins through the bag, and the colors compliment each other. I used Dare 2B Artzy; Fancy Notes, and Hero Arts, Cling Dots.  I am also entering this into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, emboss it.

There are many ways to create a shaker card. Go for it! Be sure to check out the samples the Team has created [for inspiration], and then play along over at AAA Cards Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by~

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Just Us Girls #251 - Photo Inspiration

Sharyn has chosen this super fun summer photo.  There are so many items, shapes or colors to be inspired by!  Great job Sharyn!

I picked up on the colors and the jars on the table.  I used images from STAMPloration; Happy and Eclectic Florals.  The background cut circles are courtesy of one of our players from challenge #250; Daniela Dobson.  So fun when stampers share~

Now it's your turn!  Come on over to Just Us Girls Challenge, check out the Team's samples and then play along!  We are looking forward to how you are inspired.

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Retro Sketch #124

The Retro Sketch #124 was perfect for today's Inspired By Stamping release; Flower of the Month; Water Lilly

Inspired By Stamping is also including a freebie set.  With $50 worth of purchases, you get this set FREE!

PLEASE NOTE: There is a HUGE PRIZE for the IBS July Release!! The winning [all week] commenter will win the ENTIRE JULY RELEASE!! You have until Friday at midnight to comment.  Joanna will post the winner on Monday, July 28, 2014 on the Inspired By Stamping Blog.

Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Had to Play!

When I saw the fabulous color challenge from The Card Concept #15 I had to join in! These colors very simply put, are ME!  Mix these with the super fun sketch from Freshly Made Sketch #14 and you end up with this.....

I used STAMPlorations Boxed Blooms.  I love the thanks that looks 3D, but it's not.  I went with the clean and simple style this week.  Totally love this card :).

I hope you find some crafty time!

Thanks for stopping by~

Dazzling Divas #35 - Pink & Pearl

Dazzling Divas is at it again with a fun color challenge this week; Pink & Pearl [off white].

 I used the oh so pretty, Pucker Me Pink Craft Sheet Metal, and the background panel I used Precious Pearl Craft Metal Sheet with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. 

See the gold?  I used one of the tools DD carries, Inka Gold.  It's a metal gloss paint!  Very awesome stuff!  You can see a video here on how it works.

Here is the inspiration photo for this week's challenge:

Now remember, if you are interesting in buying any of the products, you can order HERE.  [I get credit :)]  Meanwhile, pop on over to the Dazzling Divas #35 Challenge, check out the other Designer's awesome samples, and then play along!  You don't need to use metal sheets, but you get entered twice for the prize if you do.

Thanks for stopping by~

The Male Room #15 - Geometric

It's The Male Room Challenge, and this week is Geometric.

I used the Inspired By Stamping set [today's release] Pretty Planner, along with Hexagons.

Pop on over to The Male Room and check out the Team's samples. There are so many possibilities with this one word!  Remember, to keep it masculine to.   We hope to see you play along!

PLEASE NOTE: There is a HUGE PRIZE for the IBS July Release!! The winning [all week] commenter will win the ENTIRE JULY RELEASE!! You have until Friday at midnight to comment.  Joanna will post the winner on Monday, July 28, 2014 on the Inspired By Stamping Blog.

Thanks for stopping by~
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