Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch 241 {Stinker}

Total boy humor today. I hope you don't mind, but it makes me giggle. Karen has another fabulous sketch for us this week. I just love the Sweet Sunday Sketches. They are always a great starting point for any stamping session. 


I finally placed an order with The Sweet Stamp Shop stamps. Nicole's stamps are adorable. I picked up Stinky Skunk for the fun stinky humour and I just love skunks. Weird, I know.....I even like the smell of them. True story! lol. Living in a house of boys, it SURE gets stinky.  I used the skunk in place of the circle element from the sketch. 


I ued some Lil' Inker Design dies for my square and rectangle panels. The flags are from MFT. I also tucked in some enamel dots for added fun on the card. 


Check out this week's sketch. 


Come Play along: simply make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of Karen's post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC241 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

 Don't forget to see what the Sweet Sunday Sketch team has done this week.
Make sure you check out the SSSC crew has done with the sketch. I love how these girls create. It's always inspiring. thanks for stopping by today. 



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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Curtain Call { Thank You gifty and Twine}

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!
Burlap Banner

I used a handful of Reverse Confetti stamps and dies along with the yummy The Twinery! I played up the colors and texture from the inspiration photo. 



We have a new sponsor, The Twinery, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Burlap Banner!  A randomly selected participant in the Burlap Banner challenge will receive a fabulous bundle from The Twinery, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I made a sweet little gifty to say Thank-you. I wrapped the bag with the Envie Wrap confetti cut and then added a double dose of beautiful twine in Cantaloupe and in Flax. I love using twine of any color to wrap packages. Such a fun touch!


Here is the full shot of the packaged goodies. I used Whole Lotta Dots, Winning stamp set and matching Confetti cut, Circles 'n Scallops and some Pretty Posies dies to complete my package. It's so sweet! Oh, I almost forgot, the sentiment is from Forever Fall. I masked off the words to stamp them individually so they would fit on the pennant. A scattering of pretty pink posh sequins added just a touch of sparkle!



The Twinery Designers, our Guest Designer and the Curtain Call Crew have lots of additional inspiration for you today!  Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs!

Burlap Banner Designers

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TCPTues277-{a little more spooky cute}

Looove all the new Halloween goodies from The Cat's Pajamas. It's Tuesday, so that means it's time for another great TCPTues Challenge. This week it's an inspiration photo. I know you'll love it. I was inspired by the colors and the spiders. FUN!

 I just love this mummy. It's from the new Brains stamp set.  I used the Deconstructed Sketch 172 for this card. I stamped him on a square of xpress-it blending cs and added subtle coloring with a few light tones of Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment along the side in Grapesicle ink. 


I'm not a huge fan of spiders, but I can sure handle these kinds. They are from Vintage Halloween.  I stamped a duo in black ink and added a web on purple cs and then cut it out. I attached a pop of orange cut from the Framed Up2 cut ups. Some twine and a scattering of sequins and enamel dots complete my card. 


Check out the inspiration photos. Told you they were awesome! Now come play along with us. 


Here are the Details on how you can join in on the fun:
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES277. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be ELIGIBLE TO WIN the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required the use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.
Thanks for stopping by today. I'm always glad when you do! Head on over to Alma's blog for all the details, more inspiration from the Kitties, AND for the link up!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Poppy Sketch no.15 {thank ewe}

 Hello. So glad you are joining me for another fabulous week with Poppy Sketches no. 15. The sketch is great, we have a wonderful sponsor I KNOW you'll be excited about, and were serving up a dose of Houndstooth.  Please join us and welcome Gina K Designs as our next sponsor. Yay!!! 

Gina was so generous and sent the Poppy Girls some wood veneer buttons to work with. Soooo cool! There is a whole section of Wood Embellishments in her store.
 I used this sweet flower and colored it up with an R01 copic to give it a hint of color.  I paired it with an oooooold Gina K stamp set, Down on the Farm. It's from 2007 and it's still so cute.  I created a fun, little grassy scene with that yummy mini pom pom trim from Pretty Pink Posh. I added my Touch of Houndstooth with an embossing folder.  Texture makes me happy. 


Come join us for the fun! Stop on over to the Poppy Sketches Challenge Blog for more inspiration AND for the challenge details. 

Here is this week's sketch. 


Have a great start to your week!


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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch no.240 {hey Ghoulfriend}

Hello again. Thanks for coming by today. I have another spooooktacular, fun card for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch. There is some great white space to work with on this week's sketch. I chose to use some newsprint paper from Studio Calico for my base layer. The rest of my products are from Lil' Inker Desings. I started with the new Stitched Mats-Rounded Rectangles ! SWOON!!! I {heart} rounded corners. 

I used the cool Stitched ghost Die and added a cute little face from Boo & Faces.  The sentiment is also from this same stamp set. Love it. I heat embossed it with orange embossing powder.  I added it all to a Stitched Mats-circles.  


I added some fun new sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and washi tape for my stripes in the background. I love washi and have been trying hard to use it more and more. 

Check out the sketch. 


Come Play along: simply make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of Karen's post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC240 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

 Don't forget to see what the Sweet Sunday Sketch team has done this week.
Make sure you check out the SSSC crew has done with the sketch. I love how these girls create. It's always inspiring. thanks for stopping by today. 




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Friday, October 10, 2014

Reverse Confetti-Halloween Hanger

Did you order from the Reverse Confetti Mini Release?? Aren't the new products sooo FUN!!! I just adore the new Hanging Out Confetti Cut. I used it to make a fun Halloween door decor! I think I'll have all my doors decorated before I'm done playing with it! 


I started with a 4.25 x 6 inch piece of card stock and then used the die to cut the hole for the door knob. I rounded the corners and pulled out some of my RC  Halloween goodies. 
The ghost are from Spooky Cuties. I stamped them in archival black ink onto vellum and then cut them out. 

The moon was created from the large Circle 'n Scallops die and I stamped some bats also from Spooky Cuties for a scary night sky. The sentiment is from the last release, Cast a Spell, as is the fun broom die cut. 


I added the fence from Spooky Cuties along the bottom and finished it with grassy hills cut with Doin' The Wave confetti cuts. I added some pretty pink posh sequins, a ribbon bow and yummy twine for the little extra embellishments. I love it! 









Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to get your orders in for the new Mini Reverse Confetti release. 


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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Reverse Confetti Mini Release Day!

Yay! Welcome to the mini release by Reverse Confetti! It's such an exciting day and I hope you are just as excited to shop the new products as we are to show them off! They are so fun. 
You should have arrived here from the talented Laurie Wilson's Blog. If not, then hop on over to the start with the Reverse Confetti blog so you don't miss a thing! 

Oh, how I looooove circles! I was so giddy when I first saw these new stamp sets by RC. They are called Round About and Round About Additions. They were designed to work with the new Envie Wrap AND all those circles work with the Circles 'n Scallops confetti cuts for a perfect circle everytime!
For my first project today, I wanted to show you the traditional use of the Envie Wrap, on an envelope. I first stamped this one with some of the solid circle images from Round About stamp set to create a Bokah effect in the background. I tucked in a few sequins to pretty it up. 

I then cut the pretty Envie Wrap from some vanilla cardstock and two sizes of the circles from Circles 'n Scallops. I stamped them with the Round About stamp set. I made the smaller one a cute little tag by punching a small hole and adding a twiney bow. 


It will be so fun to create coordinating envelopes with this new die, to tuck into gift bags or packages. It's the extra little touches like this that make gift giving even more fun!

Speaking of coordinating gifties.....I did a card and matching envelope for a baby gift for one of my besties. She had a boy and I finally found the perfect gift to send AND now I have the cutest card and envelope to go with it. 



The Envie Wrap is fantastic for envelopes, but it also works great on many other projects, cards included. I cut the largest circle from Circles 'n Scallops and stamped my favorite Lots To Say Sentiments. I added a small stamped heart from I Like You


I also cut four small circles with Circles 'n Scallops, three from pattern paper and stamped the heart one from Round About Additions. Here is a close up of the details. I added some enamel dots, a Double Scalloped Border and a twine bow. So Sweet!

 The envelope just makes me smile. It's pretty straigh forward. I cut the Envie Wrap from pattern paper, stamped the "special delivery" Round About Additions and added the kraft lines from Round About Additions, too. 



Take another look at all the RC products I used on today's projects. 













There is still lots to see. Off you go to Susan Lile's Blog. I KNOW she's got something fantastic up her sleeve to share. She always does. Happy release day!





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