Thursday, October 27, 2011

Peek Please!!

It's Thursday and it's day 3 of There She Goes sneak peeks!! This is another uber cute set. Kids love to countdown the days until Christmas is finally here and with this new set illustrated by Torico, you are going to have just as much fun creating a countdown advent calendar! With 25 different adorable holiday images and two sets of numbers the possibilities are endless! To make this set even more useable, there are two decorative circles and two decorative squares that were designed to be used with a 1 3/8” punch!!
No Peeking! is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 53 stamps and will sell for $24
 Here's my card
Would you like to win the new No Peeking! stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday October 29th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Now Let's Hop




Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bon Appetit

It's another day and another peek at an adorable little chef by non other then the fabulous Torico!
Bon Appétit is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 31 stamps and will sell for $18.
It's another day and another peek at an adorable little chef by non other then the fabulous Torico!
Would you like to win the new Bon Appétit stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post. 

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday October 29th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Mail

Whooot whooot I got the happiest Mail today on this dreary rainy day!!  It was a Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More magazine and there are two cards in there from me.
I created the cards using PSA Essentials Fancy Flakes and Holiday Tree stamp sets.  Now I get to show you the cards I've been hoarding away until this issue was released.
Joy Peace Love (pg.57)
Let it Snow (pg. 67)
PSA Essentials stamps found here.

Best Friendbots forever!

Oh my gosh I'm so very excited about today's post.  I've been waiting for There She Goes to release a set of robots from Torico.
She makes the cutest robots that you're gonna love!  So let's get to the card using the new Friendbots.
 

Would you like to win the new Autumn / Friendbots mini stamp sets? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday October 29th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Stocking Stuffers

I'm going to take my cards a to craft fair this year and I thought I'd add a few stocking stuffers to my table.  Here are my first attempts at making the snowman candy bars.  They were pretty easy as all I had to do was print the snowman created by Laurie Furnell then make the little hats and scarf.  I added a little glue to the bottom and then crimped it so the bar won't fall out.  The bar inside is a Jersey Milk.
I loved the idea of "Magic Reindeer Food" but thought the idea of stamping all those little tags and colouring them would take a long time to do so I thought I'd make a print sheet.  This sheet will print 20 tags that are 1 3/4"  round.  Matt them with a scallop circle and finish with a bow and jingle bell.
I then stamped the "instructions" onto address labels and stuck them on the back of the tubes.  The instructions are from a stamp set called Reindeer Games from Our Craft Lounge.

 

I used edible glitter from Wilton (found at Michael's) to make the food sparkle.
Snowman Print by Laurie Furnell here
Reindeer Food Print by Whimsie Doodles here
Reindeer Games stamps by Our Craft Lounge  here

Monday, October 10, 2011

Save the Hooters!

There's a brand new challenge posted at Whimsie Doodles!!  All you have to do is 
Think Pink.
You can either create a card that is specifically for Breast Cancer Awareness, or a project that uses pink as its main color.  Stop by Whimsie Doodles blog for all the details.
  Here's my card for the challenge
I used Save the Hooters from Whimsie Doodles to make this card.  All proceeds from the sale of this image will be donated to Breast Cancer Research.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Frightfully Spooky Halloween

The other day I was surfing the net and came across a halloween scene image.  I immediately thought I could make that with Torico's new "Bugs and Hisses" stamp set from There She Goes Stamps.  So I set out to give it a try.  I even remembered to take a couple photos of the process.

Step 1: Cut hill shapes from Post It Notes. Lightly trace the hill shapes in pencil.
 Step 2: Lay your acrylic block on top of the hill and bend the fence to fit the shape.
 Step 3: Stamp the fence around both hills.  Gradually stamp the fence lower until it disappears.
 Step 4: Stamp the trees and head stones.  Trace the lines with a Copic Multiliner then erase the pencil lines.
 Step 5: Colour the hill closest to you the darkest and the one farthest away the lightest.
 Step 6: Punch a circle from a Post It Note and place on image.
 Step 7: Use Various Ink Refills to drop grey ink onto Q-Tip. (cotton swab)
 Step 8: Create clouds by moving Q-Tip side to side with W3.
 Step 9: Repeat step 8 using W5.
 Step 10: Cover sky with W1.  Blend into the clouds.
 Step 11: Remove Post It "moon"
 Step 12: Use Y35 and make a half moon shape at the moon's bottom.
 Step 13.  Add YR14 over the half moon shape.
 Step 14: Add YR12 around the moon
 Step 15: Colour over the entire moon with Y32.
 Step 16: Stamp bats and add shadows.

Step 17: Trim scene, stamp sentiment and mat onto card.  
I sponged around the edges with black ink.

Whimsie release day

It's that time again to release the digi's!!  I see snowmen, and reindeer and witch's and Pooh!  I didn't make a card for release day I made little penguin felt magnets.  I just had to try out my new sample pack of felt I bought on Etsy.  You can buy this little guy as an image to colour, a gift tag or as a pattern.  I used the pattern to make this.
This one is machine sewn sewn.  (I forgot his feet in this one)
 And this one is hand sewn.
You can find the Penguin pattern here along with many others.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Life is better

I have a card that I've been holding back.  Well I've been accidentally holding back, you see I put moved it to a folder and forgot about it.  Funny thing is I didn't move it to my "oh my that card is a disaster" folder because I love how it turned out!  It's so fun and whimsical and I hope you like it too! This card combines two stamp sets, 1. Freeze the moment (Leah and sunglasses) and 2. Vroom (car and sentiment).
Yes I really do have a "disaster" folder, it's the place I put any cards I make that I think turned out awful.  I can't just delete the photo either because I put so much work into the card I don't want it all to go to waste. LOL
Freeze the Moment and Vroom- Designed by Whimsie Doodles and can be purchase here-There She Goes stamps