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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Inspired By Stamping: October Release + Winter Birds


Hi, friends!  Welcome to day 2 of the Inspired By Stamping release week!  Today the team is showing off creations using the new Winter Birds set!  I've got a non-holiday card using one of these beautiful images--this set is so versatile!  Come and look...


I started this card by creating a card base that included pretty patterned paper and a doily with red rhinestone accents.  


I then stamped the beautiful image from the Winter Birds set and colored it with blender pens and glitter gel pen. I sponged around the edges of the panel and then dipped them with a bit of Versamark and then added some glitter red embossing powder to add some texture.  I love it!


I then stamped a sentiment from the Cute Circles stamp set and punched it out and gave it the same ink/embossing powder treatment as the image panel.  I then layered it onto a scalloped mat and added some liquid pearls.  This was layered on top of the image panel.


The finishing touch was to add some small mixed flowers to the panel that tied the colors from the paper into the rest of the card.  They are perfect!


The whole thing came together to create a card can be used for any occasion!  I am seeing Valentine's Day in this card...what do you think?


That's all for me today!  I hope you take a chance to go and grab our newest release from the store and, if you spend $50, you will get a free stamp set!  Also, come and join in the fun of our current challenge, too!  If you use products from the Inspired By Stamping store, link them up in the Customer Gallery as well!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


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Winter Birds stamp set

Cute Circles stamp set

Mixed Small Flowers

Monday, October 20, 2014

Doodle Pantry: Bethlehem

Welcome back, dear blogging friends!  I'm here today with a couple of Christmas cards that use the same layout, same digital image from the Doodle Pantry store, but different sentiments.  They turned out better than I thought and I hope you like them! 


I started these cards by printing out some digital images and sentiments from the Mini Bethlehem set.  I adore this sweet scene, and the pre-colored image makes for a gorgeous panel!  All I used to highlight was a bit of glitter on the star.



These panels were then added to a card base that was made up of blue glitter paper, a doily, and some pearls.  I just adore the final look!  The Mini Bethlehem set is so versatile and you can resize the images as big or small as you'd like!  The perfect set for making Christmas Cards. :)


Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek at my card!  I hope you come and join in our current monthly challenge over on the Doodle Pantry blog and that you grab some of the newest items for sale in the store!  HUGS and happy {digi} stamping!

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Mini Bethlehem

Inspired By Stamping: October Release + Sugar & Spice!


Hi, friends!  SUPER exciting news--it is RELEASE WEEK at Inspired By Stamping!!!  I'm going to be sharing some creations using these fabulous NEW sets throughout the week, so keep coming back for another peek!  Today I'm using the fabulous new Sugar & Spice set...take a peek!


I started by creating a card base that included some fun bright coral glitter paper as a border along with some other green patterned papers and some ribbon.  Non-traditional, but oh so fun!  A few sequins with liquid pearls in the centers and a sentiment from the Sugar & Spice set finished that part of the card.



It was time to make some darling gingerbread cookies!  I stamped two of the cookie images from the Sugar & Spice set in a brown ink, then added the glittery scarves with red sparkly embossing powder and faces with elements from the same set.  I figured they'd each need a hat, so they each got one--there are so many fun elements in the Sugar & Spice set to create all sorts of darling cookies!  The Sugar & Spice cut file makes it SUPER easy to make them quickly!


There you have it!  A super quick and easy card--especially with these fun stamps and the matching cut files!  Take one last peek before you go, won't you?


That's all for me today!  I hope you take a chance to go and grab our newest release from the store and, if you spend $50, you will get a free stamp set!  Also, come and join in the fun of our current challenge, too!  If you use products from the Inspired By Stamping store, link them up in the Customer Gallery as well!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


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Sugar & Spice stamp set

Sugar & Spice cut file

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Great Impressions: Christmas Tag

Hey, y'all!  I hope everyone is having a great week and a wonderful day!  I'm back today with another creation using stamps from the Great Impressions online store!  Today I've got a Christmas tag to share with you--it's NEVER too early to start holiday crafting!!!


For my focal panel, I did a little collage stamping with G140 Pine Branch and D281 Berry Sprig.  I find that when I do collage stamping, it's best to employ generational stamping as well.  This adds more texture to your panel.  I finished this portion of the tag by sponging the edges and adding part of F249 Warmest Greetings, embossed in sparkly black, as my sentiment.  A few pearls were the perfect elegant accent to highlight this beautiful sentiment.


After that, all that was left was to add my stamped and embossed panel to the glittery red tag base!  Some black stitched ribbon tied in the black sentiment and matting from the tag.  I love the final product!  I'm one tag closer to being done with my holiday crafting now! ;)


Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties October Release Rewind!

Yippee!!!  I'm back today with another creation using NEW products being released this month for the Paper Sweeties online store!  Yep, you guessed it!  I DID decide to go holiday again with my card today!  This one has a sweet snowman on it...come and see!


I started this card by die cutting the pieces of the snowman using our NEW Sweet Cuts - Snow Friends.  All this little snowman needed to finish it off was a couple of "coal" eyes made using a pair of black rhinestones!


Next, I had to decide on a sentiment.  I grabbed the Homespun Holidays stamp set and used one of the fun sentiments out of that set.  I decided to go for a banner look for the sentiment and I think it looks perfect!


I layered these two elements onto a snowy scene I created using some glitter paper, white cardstock, and Stickles.  I decided the whole thing needed a bit more texture and so I grabbed some Frosting sequins and used them as snowflakes!


This card totally reminds me of Frosty and all his friends, what do you think?  That was my inspiration, so I hope you see it!  Take one last look before you leave me, won't you?


That's all for me today, friends!  I hope you hop over to the other DT members' blogs and leave them some love, too!  They have some WONDERFUL creations for your viewing pleasure, trust me!

Here's a complete list of the Sweeties team~
Larissa Heskett  (off this month)
Lysa Rohrer

Now go grab these new goodies!


Stamp Sets
Trim The Tree
Joy

Die Cuts
Sweet Cuts - Stand Add-on: Scarecrow
Sweet Cuts - Snow Friends
Sweet Cuts - Trim The Tree
Sweet Cuts - Joy

I'll be back next month with another set of creations using another new release!

HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Daydream Designs: Thankful Heart + Wednesday Wisdom

Welcome, dear friends!  I'm back again today with another creation that uses more amazing digital elements from the Daydream Designs store.  It's another autumnal themed card with a scriptural sentiment.  Take a peek!


This beautiful pre-colored digital image and sentiment are both from the glorious God's Bountiful Love set.  I just adore the shading and beautiful autumnal colors!



I added three kraft colored banners to accent my main panel and some heart rhinestones to mirror part of the scripture sentiment from the God's Bountiful Love set.  I also added some glitter glue around the main image and then it was all layered onto a patterned paper base.


This verse is a good reminder for me.  Sometimes life gets hard and people do not treat us as kindly as we would like them to treat us.  Sometimes things happen that are not what we had planned.  And sometimes life is truly just horrible.  BUT, all things lead us to realize that our Father knows best.  We should praise His name in both the sunshine and the rain.  With all our hearts.  No less.


That's all for me today, friends!  I hope you go and grab these fabulous digi elements and take some time to browse the rest of the store!  HUGS, grateful blessings, and happy {digi} stamping to you!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Paper Sweeties October Release Party!

Yippee!!!  I'm back today with another creation using NEW products being released this month for the Paper Sweeties online store!  I've got another holiday creation for you, this one utilizing very non-traditional colors...come and see!


I started this card by stamping a tree from the new Trim the Tree stamp set along with a sentiment from the new Joy stamp set.  I colored in the tree with a green glitter gel pen and then I added a star to the top, colored it in with a yellow glitter gel pen and accented it with a Cookie Dough sequin on the top.  I then added some liquid pearls as ornaments to the tree and a small flower from our Sweet Cuts - Home Tweet Home.  This flower was bedecked with a large rhinestone and the panel was added to a frame of purple glitter paper.  A tab with three Cookie Dough sequins was then stapled to this panel.



I added this stamped and bedazzled panel onto some fun pink chevron patterned paper and looked at it...it was missing something.  I grabbed some yellow polka dotted patterned paper and punched a few circles of it out and accented the image panel with them.  Success!



I totally love the way this turned out.  What do YOU think?!  Are these non-traditional colors working?!  I think so...just take one more look before you go...


That's all for me today, friends!  I hope you hop over to the other DT members' blogs and leave them some love, too!  They have some fabulous creations for your viewing pleasure, trust me!

Here's a complete list of the Sweeties team~
Larissa Heskett  (off this month)
Lysa Rohrer

I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek!

HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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