Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Trendy Triangles

I wanted to highlight one of the layouts I posted last Sunday for Sweet Stamp Shop and enter it into S.W.A.T. Drill #13, which is "Trendy Triangles".

I used the brand new Sweet set called Triangle Style. I first stamped the triangles in grey and then to add color, I sprinkled on some Mister Huey's mists and then added small embellies like brads.

As soon I created this layout I knew I wanted to try out a card with the same idea, and finally got a chance to do that last night. I stuck with the smaller triangle stamps, again in grey, then misted. I then added Heidi Swapp Color Magic hearts, coloring them with the same blue and red mist colors.

I already have an amazing recipient in mind!
Hope you all have a great Wednesday!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sweet Scrappin' - Still mixing up my supplies

Today is my last Design Team post at Sweet Stamp Shop, come on over and see what I created with this homemade kit and some Sweet stamps!

This is what's left!

I'm enjoying this process of making a kit and using it up so much, that I've already counterfeited my next kit: Scraptastic Kit Club July 2013 Out on the Town.
July 2013 Out On The Town Kit

I chose this kit because I wanted to use up some of my girly colors in my stash (like PINK!), and I love how this kit mixes up black and grey with the bright pink and aqua. I surprised myself again at how well I was able to match up my supplies to the kit. (I actually have 2 of the papers). I went a little overboard on the embellies, clearly there is too much here to use on ~6 layouts, but that's ok. For me, the important thing is having the embellishment options picked out ahead of time so I don't search through my whole stash.

2 sheets Amy Tangerine - Yes, Please
Fancy Pants - The Good Life
Teresa Collins - Sports Edition II
Crate Paper - Storyteller
Carta Bella - Alphabet Junction
4 sheets WRMK solid card stock

Carta Bella Alphabet Junction and True Friends Sticker sheets
3 white Paper Studio tags
BasicGrey Mint Julep flair
BasicGrey Mint Julep die-cuts and transparencies
2 Whisker Graphics paper bags
5 American Crafts circle tags
Fancy Pants The Good Life Buttons and Chipboard
MME Follow Your Heart Buttons and Chipboard
2 MME Stella & Rose titles
WRMK Glitter Brads
Queen & Co blue ROX bling
Letter stickers - American Crafts and Lily Bee
Word stickers - Pebbles and Authentique
American Crafts journaling stickers

Thanks for stopping by, now go check out my layouts at Sweet Stamp Shop!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sweet August Release

Another fantastic Sweet Stamp Shop release has arrived! Here's your agenda for the day ;)
  1. Check out the projects I made using the new Triangle Style and Turkey Hotline stamp sets (and leave me a comment).
  2. Head over to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to see the full stamp sets and check out the details on how to enter SSS's GIVEAWAY
  3. Check out the other Design Team blogs to "ooh" and "ahh" over their projects!
  4. Hurry and take advantage of the new release coupon code NRA25 and get 25% off the new stamps through tomorrow at noon!
The Turkey Hotline set was the perfect size to make a mini-album using a Cosmo Cricket Twenty-Three Element Deck:

Here's my album cover and all of the inside pages, just ready for some fun Thanksgiving pictures to be added:

Next up, Triangle Style! Such a fun mix of different triangle sizes and styles, there are a million possibilities for this set. I thought the triangles would make for some pretty cool banners, so I paired up some Jillibean Soup patterned paper with Authentique stickers and MME zipper trim, and stamped my banners to create this card:

Ok, that's it from me! On to Step #2: Head over to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to see all 3 of the new sets and enter the GIVEAWAY, I think you're gonna like what you see!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Whimsical Twist challenge - Sweet Summer

Whimsical Twist has a challenge up to create a summer project. You can find all the details HERE.

I created a layout of one of my favorite moments of this summer, my sweet daughter hanging out with her two lovely cousins.  I used mostly Echo Park "Everyday Eclectic" with some bits and pieces from my stash.

Can you believe summer is almost over? I think I'll save some summer pics to scrap when it starts to get cold outside.  Thanks for taking a look, you've got until August 15th to link up your own project!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sweet Scrappin' - Mixing supplies

I'm up at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today, come see how I mixed up my supplies to make this layout:

I used the current sketch at Timeless Twine, and added some of their pretty 'Cape Cod' twine to the layout.

See you over at the Sweet Stamp Shop!

Saturday, August 10, 2013


I was a lucky winner on The Alley Way Stamps Facebook page and they sent me a cute Lemon Squeezy stamp set! I colored the image with watercolors (I'm working on my shading, can you tell?).

The straw colors and the striped paper were inspired by the TAWS Be Inpsired Challenge #34 image here:

And I used the current sketch at Seize the Sketch:  
Simple and fun - just like summer, right?
Thanks for stopping by and come join the challenges too!

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sweet Scrappin' at the Beach

I'm up at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog again today!  Here's a peek at my project, but you'll have to visit SSS to see the whole thing:

See you over there!

Saturday, August 3, 2013


I've got a card today that I'm entering into 2 challenges:
I'm totally into this watercoloring thing. I still have no clue on proper shading to make my images look real, but when I get over the novelty of watercoloring stamped images, I'll move on to the shading thing. Ha!

I used watercolors to color this fan image from Sweet Stamp Shop's Spin Me set. Cut it out, pop it up on a background stamped with those fun windy arrows, and there you have it. I added a button to the fan center to bring out the yellow in the card.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm back tomorrow with a post for Sweet Stamp Shop.

Friday, August 2, 2013

UWYH Challenge #11

The Sweet Stamp Shop's Use What You Have Challenge #11 (UWYH) inspired me to pull out this stash of Imaginesce Sole Sisters paper and embellies.

I think I've only made one layout with this collection. I've found it a little difficult to use because most of my layouts are about a 3 year old who isn't really into purses and heels quite yet! So, great to challenge myself to use it.

First, a layout using the current sketch at The Paper Bakery Kit, no stamps on this one. I added some extra embellies from my stash, but it's mostly 'Sole Sisters'.

Second, a Thank You card for my sister. I wear really tiny size 5.5 shoes, and so does she, so she sympathizes with the hard time I have finding cute shoes. She gave me a gift certificate to DSW, and don't you know I found a cute pair of size 5.5 pumps last week! I used the retired Sweet Stamp Shop set 'Oh La La'. The full sentiment reads "Shoe shopping is a form of exercise"

Jenny, you are truly my 'Sole Sister'!

Have a great weekend, everyone!