Friday, July 18, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop Foodie card

I'm using the Sweet Stamp Shop set Foodie today, both here and on the SSS blog.

I took some inspiration from fellow DT member Jenn Shurkus and used the stamped sentiments and words to create a background.


I love how black ink looks on kraft card stock! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come visit me at Sweet Stamp Shop!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Paper Girls - Red, White and Blue

I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July weekend! Keeping with some patriotic spirit, Charity's challenge at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog today is to use red, white and blue in a project. You've got 2 weeks to link up.

I used a Teresa Collins stencil and some red and blue watercolor paint to create the hearts in my card background. Sentiment stamps are by Sweet Stamp Shop. Pretty simple, but I love how it turned out.


Go check out the other Paper Girls' projects, I think you'll find them really inspiring!

Have a great week!


Friday, July 4, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop Flash Cards

I'm up on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today with a little summer project, I hope you'll come join me over there!

I've also got a project to share right here, so read on!

Many of the latest stamp releases at Sweet Stamp Shop include an adorable animal or other whimsical image. Don't you think they are perfect for projects for kids? I combined some images from Artsy Fartsy, Stuck On This and Juggling Act with the Outline Lower Alpha stamp set to make flash cards for my 4-year old:


These cards are so easy to put together. Just cut some plain card stock and patterned paper down to 3"x4". Adhere them together, back to back, then round the corners. Add your colored stamped images and finally stamp the alphas on the cards.



Too cute, right? You could even make matching cards and play 'Go Fish'! 

Thank you for stopping by today, hope you find some crafty time this weekend in between 4th of July picnics and fireworks! And remember to visit me on the SSS blog!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Release at Sweet Stamp Shop

Hey everyone, it's July 1st and it's Release Day at The Sweet Stamp Shop! I'm excited to be back designing with the Sweet Stamp Shop Design Team for July and August. It's so much fun to create projects with brand new stamps. I hope you like what the Design Team has created this time around with this really fun stamp release!

I made this card combining a couple of older stamp sets with a couple of the new ones:


Did you figure out which of the older sets I used yet? The banner and rays are from 'Dia de los Muertos' and the sentiment is from 'Easily Distracted'. And then from the new sets, the castle is from 'Royal Wish' and the stars in the background are from 'Enjoy Calligraphy'.

Here are the other projects I made with the new sets:





If you haven't already heard, Nicole is now creating a monthly kit "On Cherry Street" that includes stamps, 3x4 and 4x6 cards and embellishments. These kits coordinate with the other stamps being released that month, so for July we are talking royalty, magical, princes and princesses. I love it! Find out all the kit details on the blog.

Ready for the deal Sweet Stamp Shop has going on for TODAY ONLY?!? You can buy a bundle that includes all 4 brand new stamp sets plus the July kit (which includes a 5th stamps set) for $45. And be sure to use the code FREESHIP when ordering to get free shipping on that awesome bundle (for USA orders)! Kits and stamp sets go on sale individually tomorrow.

So what are you waiting for? Go get yourself a bundle of stampy goodness!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Challenge #9 - Happy Birthday

We're having a stamping party on the Stamping Forum at Two Peas in a Bucket - WSW14! (WSW stands for Worldwide Stamping Week.) Challenges are run by the members and members participate, it's a lot of fun and I have learned so many things from the Stamping Peas! One challenge happening right now is called Getting Sentimental. So that's the inspiration for this card.

This is the first time I put the Sweet Stamp Shop set "Happy Birthday" to use. I really wanted to do a subway art kind of look. I actually lined up all of the sentiments on my workspace first, then placed a large acrylic block over them so I could ink them up and stamp all at once. This ensured that I kept everything in line.

I'm pretty happy with how that turned out! Before I take the stamps off of the block, I think I'll have to ink up some more card stock with all the happy sentiments for future use.

I used The Challenge #9 sketch:
Thanks for taking a look today! If you are interested in stamping, I invite you to come over to the Two Peas Stamping Forum and see what's going on. It's a friendly group, and we invite you to jump right in with forum posts or participating in challenges! Hope to see you over there!


Monday, June 16, 2014

Paper Girls - "Vacation"

Deb has a great challenge this time at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. She's asking us to use the title of a summer song in the title of a layout or in the journaling. I'm actually terrible at remembering song titles, so I just did some Google searches for summer songs and found lots of songs titles to sort through. "Vacation" by The Go-Go's was perfect for a recent vacay photo of my daughter, and now I seriously cannot get that song out of my head! Love it!

I used this week's Daisy #8 sketch at ScrapbookSteals.com, substituting embellies in place of the 3x4 cards.


Here's my layout:




You've got almost 3 full weeks to link up at The Paper Girls, so start humming those summer tunes and get to work!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Color Me Sweet and The Challenge

One of the fab designers for the Sweet Stamp Shop, Danni, has created a new color challenge called Color Me Sweet! Of course I had to play along. Here's the color combo we need to use:


And then I found a sketch by Leslie Croghan for The Challenge that I thought would work well for the papers and Sweet stamp I had in mind:


My card:


I heat embossed "I Love You" in gold, and then the other gold accents on the card are rub-ons by Pink Paislee. Pretty cool, right?

If you decide to play along with the Color Me Sweet Challenge, be sure to add a picture of your project to the Sweet Stamp Shop flickr page found here.
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