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Monday, January 28, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Valentine or Love

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Valentine or Love.

 Oh I had a messy awesome time making this card!  I took Tattered Rose Distress Ink, dabbed it on my nonstick craft mat and spritzed it with a mix I made.....Yep...I took a mini mister and added Fairy Dust Creative Inspirations Paint and made my own mist.  I do not have the recipe, I just stir the paint with the wrong end of my paintbrush, and then place it in the mini mister and stir-the paint is just the small amount that is on the end of my paintbrush-~ 1/2" or so..... repeat 1-2 more times until the spritz is the amount of shimmer you desire. Next, I used Fired Brick Distress Ink and spritzed with CI Fairy Dust paint and dragged it through....I dried after each time dragging the paper through and kept repeating until I was happy with the color. I made a couple sheets of this while I was at it..... Very Shimmery....... : )
 Next, I took Ranger Distress Markers and colored the image- lightest colors first- flowers with Tattered Rose and Fired Brick, and the greenery with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint. There is enough ink on the stamp to huff and re-stamp, so I made another and will use it for an ATC.....

 This background is very shimmery and has just a tad more Fired Brick in the background- and I hope you can see the shimmer : )   I cut thin strips of the Coordinations cardstock and made a weave pattern for the background. I cut the lower portion of the rose image and added it over the weave. I thought it was fun to see just a portion of the image used in another way. I added  border stamp around the perimeter in White ink- can you see the dots? 



Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Wedding Roses Silhouette HERE
Hugs and kisses Sentiment HERE

Memento Black Tuxedo Ink HERE
Distress Inks- Tattered Rose and Fired Brick HERE
Distress markers Tattered Rose, Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint HERE
Cheery Lynn Cuties 3 Flower Die HERE
Cheery Lynn Swedish Spring Oval die  HERE 
Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish Die HERE
Memory Box Butterfly Delights die HERE
Double Line Tape HERE
Silver Rhinestones HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint Fairy Dust HERE
Coordinations Cardstock Poinsettia HERE

And on the ATC- additional supplies:
Spotty Dotty border HERE
I Love You Sentiment HERE
White Die ink HERE
ATC blank HERE 

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

****We also have a monthly challenge from began 1/15-2/14- Embossed Embossing  HERE****

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Cheery Lynn- Tickled Pink : )
365 Cards- Day 24-Use a liquid on your card- Creative Inspirations Paint
ABC Challenges- Valentine for someone special
Creative Inspiration Paint- Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenge- Show Some Love
One Stop Craft- Sparkle and bling
C.R.A.F.T. - Valentines Day or Love


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, January 27, 2013

RSC January Happy Birthday!

 I am in a group on Rubberstamp Chat that sends Birthday ATC's to each other- cards are optional. I opted to send a card too:
 I challenged myself to color the images in regular (SU) markers- no Copics this time....  Image is 1990's Embossing Arts- one of my first stamps and well loved in the day....... : )  I used Coordinations cardstock that was then sanded.......  The other self challenge was to use a tag on my card.  I added glimmer with Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen.


 The ATC is on a TJ technique from a really long time ago- a UFO......  I stamped the image on the background in Stazon, then on white cardstock, and cut out the larger portions of the image. The sentiment is from a $1.00 clear stamp. I added lots of rhinestones and shimmer.I used just a portion of the sentiment from the $1.00 set. I have tons of the $1.00 sets that I never use..... Do you collect them too???

Challenges:

Alphabet Challenge- Y is for Yummy -ATC
Bloggers Challenge- Birthday
Oldie But A Goodie- Glitz and Glam- Stardust gelli pen and rhinestones; images some of the first I purchased way back when.......
Shopping our Stash- Use your oldest ribbon : )  Purple organdy is from SU from way back when......

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, January 25, 2013

Shimmer, Gimmer, Sparkle and Shine- New CD Blog Hop!

I am joining the rest of the Technique Junkies Design Team today to share some great artwork from the brand new CD, **Shimmer, Glimmer, Sparkle and Shine**!  I had so much fun creating with techniques from the CD- I think it is my favorite CD so far!!! 

  You will want to start the HOP at the beginning, visit Judy on the Designer’s Blog so as not to miss a thing!  (The entire Blog Hop list is noted there).
  You have just visited Holly's Blog - she made a couple of fabulous projects, didn't she?  It seems we both had purple in mind for designing!    I love the butterflies she added to her card too.....!

 ( THIS is a link to the PDF from the CD to show you some of the fun ideas from the CD. )

 I used two techniques from the new CD. I started with the Glimmering Gelato tutorial:

   The image (HERE) and the border die are from Sweet Stamps.  I also added Stickles around the opening of the die cut, and added Copic coloring to the rhinestones.  The cardstock is by Coordinations.

 Next, I used a technique called Frosted Dylusions. This technique makes two cards:


  I used an image from Sweet Stamps colored in Copic markers. The BG stamp is (a retired) Stampin Up. I colored the ribbon with Copic Marker. The dies are by Cherry Lynn Designs- available at Sweet Stamps.

  While doing this technique, you will have 'left overs-ink" for a second piece.
The flower (Sweet Stamps) is another sample of Glimmering Gelato's (I used red and pink for the flower head and 2 shades of greens on the stem). The inks for the background are the same as above- Dylusions Purple, Yellow and Red. The layer behind the technique is an Iridiscent Vellum (so does not look green IRL).

  Next on the Blog Hop- using a fun technique with Glimmer Mists is Hetty.

One lucky person that makes a comment on each of the participating DT blogs will WIN one of the new CD's. Pat Huntoon will announce the winner on her blog next week. 

If you cannot wait to order, click on the link here- this is a drop dow menu with all of the TJ CD's...... 


Select One or More CDs to add to your order
I hope you enjoyed the Sparkle and Glimmer! 
 Shelly

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Coming Soon **Technique Junkies New CD Blog Hop**


                                  Technique Junkies Blog Hop

BLOG HOP
this Friday January 25

sharing inspiration from
the new CD with lots of

This new CD has 
lots of printable tutorials, and to get a visual
idea, you might want to take a look here:
After you have seen it
I am sure you will want to
have this CD, so order here:

Select One or More CDs to add to your order
 I have to mention- the graphics above and post was done by Hetty on the DT- one of these days, I will learn how to create these........!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sweet Stamps - Pearls and Lace

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Pearls and Lace.

 Oh I had to grab the Prima Nature Garden Pad for this challenge- paired with a floral image....!  I cannot wait to see what you create- come join us for a girly challenge, won't you?

 The image is stamped with black Memento Black Tuxedo ink and colored with Copics- then I added a highlight on the blossoms with the Sakura Gelly Roll pen- best invention ever!  I used Shades Die Ink to highlight around the inside edge of the die cut and around the outer edge of the Prima papers. I also added highlights on the raised embossing that was stitched onto the lace. Can you see the machine stitching on the border of this card- and the stitching where I attached the lace? IRL- the color is more pink- the cardstock is Blushing Bride by SU...........
  
Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Entwined Roses image HERE
Just For You Sentiment HERE

Memento Black Tuxedo Ink HERE
Copic Sketch sets -Both Reds, Green and W's HERE
Shades Die Ink Deco Coral HERE
Sakura Stardust Gelli Roll Pen HERE
Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily HERE
Snow- Self Adhesive Pearls HERE
Prima Nature Garden  DP HERE
Scrollworks Embossing Folder HERE
Double Line Tape HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

****We also have a monthly challenge that begins today- Embossed Embossing ****

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Cheerful Stamp Pad- Tickled Pink
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges- Girly
The Pink Elephant- Inspiration Picture
The Shabby Tea Room- Inspiration Picture - stripes in the DP
Dream Valley- Girls, Girls, Girls
Opus Gluei- Pink
As always- I so appreciate you stopping by! 
Shelly

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Inked Resist

 I am posting a card I made using the Inked Resist technique from the last Technique Junkies newsletter.  I love the way it highlights the image so nicely.
 The main image is by Art Neko, the text stamp by Hero Arts. The backing DP is from a blogging friend Paige- thanks : )  I added the stitching by machine. The flower is colored with a Copic marker and and I added some Creative Inspirations paint in Fairy Dust to it to make it shimmery.


613 Ave Create- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Creative Jumpstart 2013

I found a fun link to a daily tutorial called Creative Jumpstart 2013 and wanted to share it.
Click here to sign up. You receive a daily e-mail with the link for the day. There are alot of fun techniques to see and ideas to spark your creativity! And, It is FREE!  And, there are giveaways too : )
Click HERE to sign up.

I signed up a few days ago, and all of the links are still up and available.  I am not affiliated, just thought I'd pass on the info : )

Drop me a line and tell me what you think if you sign up!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Embossed Embossing- Monthly Challenge

The Sweet Stamps Challenge-Technique Challenge for 1/15-2/14 is Embossed Embossing.
Here is a tutorial (on SCS) for Embossed Embossing.
 I used Coordinations Lavenders for my cardstock (the darkest two in the set). I used the antistatic pad, then embossed the cardstock using the Scrollworks embossing folder. I brayered over the raised embossing with the embossing ink, then applied Fantasy Ivory embossing powder.  I used a small paintbrush for remove fly-away embossing powder. I added the butterflies and some rhinestones.

I decided to finish my 1st attempt at the embossed embossing instead of trashing it- I did a bad job with the fly away embossing powder.  I think it is OK despite that.........
I used Sandy Tans Coordinations and the Fantasy Ivory Embossing powder. I made a star from a scrap of the technique and added some twine and a Candy brad. The Patterned Paper is by My Minds Eye. The ribbon was a purchase from a scrapbook store in Breckenridge, Co.
  
Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card(s):
Scrollworks Embossing folder HERE
Ranger Embossing Ink HERE
Ranger Vintage photo and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks HERE
Copics- horse is colored in W1 and W3 HERE
Fantasy Ivory Embossing Powder Here
Antistatic pad HERE
Fanciful Butterfly Set HERE
Sympathy Sentiment HERE
Horse Portrait Oval HERE
Western Words Trio HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint HERE
Coordinations cardstock- Lavenders (card 1) and Sandy Tans(card 2) HERE
My Minds Eye Sweetest Thing: Bluebell  HERE  
Candi Brads (Baker Street) HERE
Rhinestones HERE
Double Line Tape HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

****We also have a weekly challenge beginning today- Anything Goes ****

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Artistic Inspiration- Anything Goes
Pause, Dream and Enjoy- Use ribbon
613 Ave Create- Anything Goes
Amusing Challenge- use scissors
One Stitch at a Time- Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge- Butterflies



As always- I so appreciate you stopping by! 
Shelly

Sweet Stamps- Anything Goes

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Anything Goes.


  I  love floral images.....so I had to go with the gorgeous floral image....
 I stamped the image with Ranger Embossing Ink and embossed with White embossing powder. I  colored the image with markers using the Mono Markers technique from the Technique Junkies.  I used the anti-static pad over the cardstock so I would not have any fly-away embossing powder.
Surprise- I can do a CAS card! 
  
Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Blossoms image HERE

Ranger Embossing Ink HERE
White Embossing Powder Here
Antistatic pad HERE
Double Line Tape HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

****We also have a monthly challenge that begins today- Embossed Embossing ****

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
The Crafty Bloggers Network- Flowers
The Crazy Challenge- No Designer Paper
Addicted to CAS-Embossing

As always- I so appreciate you stopping by! 
Shelly

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Be true to you........

One of the things on my bucket list is to dabble in Art Journaling.....thanks to the inspiration of the internet...aka Pintrest, You Tube and Blogger Marjie Kemper who is the Art Journal Queen.......
   I am not an 'Artist' in theory...I have never had any art classes (other than Papercrafting and being a Technique Junkie).  But I have a strong desire to learn some new 'Art Applications', like using Pan Pastels and trying some mixed media......so....in my head..I think I can.....and I guess I can!
   So, I started out with red and white acrylic paint and spread it across the page with a credit card. I was at a crafty friends home, and she had some stencils and some modeling paste, so I used one of Harriets. It is called Poppies by Crafters Workshop. After the paste dries, I painted the Poppies and leaves with Smoosh and Creative Inspirations Paints. The word Be True to You was painted in Gold CI paint.
  I then used a variety of products- Dylusions, more acrylic paint (Gold, White and Black). I used bubble wrap, the top of the paint cap, scrapbook paper with cut out hearts in swirls, a credit card. I used tissue paper for the music and the edge strips. The black around the border is done with a black Gelato.
  Being true to me is about creating, so I took black cardstock and cut out the word CREATE with a Cuttlebug Alphabet set.
  Here is a glance at a different angle- the dragonflies are done through a stencil as well (I think it is by Stencil Girl- not sure though). I also outlined the flowers with black pen, then Gold Creative Inspirations Paint.
  This was a blast! It is my 2nd attempt at Art Journaling........

Challenges that inspired me:
Balzer Designs- Art Journal everyday
Pan Pastel- New Technique

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Stencil ATC's

I signed up for a stencil ATC swap in November on Rubberstampchat. The swap was to send in 8 and receive 8 ATC's back- and the hostess was Deb Lovett.
  I was very happy to get out some Pan Pastels-from the Donna Downey Mixed Media l collection and stencils I had not used at all from Crafters Workshop (from Creative Cuts and Crafts in Elmhurst, Ill) . The stamps are from Artistic Outpost .I stamped the stopwatch image a second time and added a 2nd layer of it for a little dimension. For my first attempt at Pan Pastels and stencils, I am pleased with the outcome : )   The pan Pastel pigments do have to be sealed- so they are misted over with a fixative (between each layer).

Linking this to a few Challenges:
Artistic Outpost referral program HERE - theme Anything Goes with A.O images
Frosted Designs- Bucket List- using the Pan Pastel kit and stencils I bought last July.......I have been watching tons of how to tutorials and links from Pintrest, so finally got the courage to Just do it!  Yeah!
Addicted to Stamps- Nature
Frilly and Funky- follow your Muse....my first ATC with Pan Pastels and stencils : )
Fun with ATC's- something new- the Pan pastels and stencils are new/unused as well as the technique of the ATC
Fashionable Stamping- Surprise Us

Now for the fun- Here are the ATC's I received (in no particular order):
Pigment ink applied and embossed thru stencil on Vellum. By Marianclare

 Stencil on Glossy CS. By Deb Lovett

 SU Embossing Folder and Dylusions spray. By Cindy Rescorl

 The image was traced thru the stencil then Zentangled. By Julie Bowman

 The panel woth Embossing Paste is hard to see, so I took a close-up. By Diane Marr.

  Fun stencil w/embossing Paste and covered with Acetate. By Hobbyaholic

 Embossing paste thru a stencil. By Pat Hanbery

 Distress Ink applied, then water misted thru stencil. Next (Blue) Distress Ink added thru the stencil and finally Gold Metallic Paste thru a stencil.   By j3annin3

I enjoy the inspiration from these swaps and the challenges to inspire my MoJo!

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sweet Stamps- A flower plus (any) Die Cut

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is to use a floral image with a die cut.


  I am in love with floral images.....so I had to go with the gorgeous Floral Corner wrap image- sadly I need a Sympathy card.
 I stamped the image with Ranger Embossing Ink and embossed with White embossing powder. I  colored the image with markers and the embossing was colored with Copics markers.  I colored over the embossing and in places added a thin line of Copic for highlighting. I added the sentiment- and used the anti-static pad over the cardstock so I would not have any fly-away embossing powder.
 The image is stamped on the background (bottom layer of green) and left to dry for a watermark look. The coordinations cardstock was embossed and sanded to show the core color.
 The butterfly die cut was painted with Fairy Dust Creative Inspirations Paint. The silver rhinestones were colored with the R37 Copic marker. 
  
Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Floral Corner Wrap image HERE
Be Still Sentiment HERE
Ranger Embossing Ink HERE
White Embossing Powder Here
Antistatic pad HERE
Copic Markers HERE
Cheery Lynn Butterfly Mini Die HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint HERE
Damask Embossing folder HERE
Coordinations cardstock- Berry Reds HERE
Rhinestones HERE
Double Line Tape HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

****We also have a monthly challenge that ends on Jan 14th- Cracked Glass HERE ****

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Incy Wincy Designs- Something New -  Floral corner wrap stamp : )
Make My Monday- Dry Embossing
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody- Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time- Something New
Jellypark- Old and New (old stamp-sentiment, new stamp-floral corner).


As always- I so appreciate you stopping by! 
Shelly

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Fun with Glue ATC's

My Monthly ATC group had a theme of Glue resist this month.  I had fun experimenting........ this is a long post..........

 I made a template with a small heart punch and added glue through the punched shaped hearts to the background (with regular Elmers Glue).....let it dry, applied distress inks.....  The stamps are Michael Strong and SU.


On this one, I just scribbled on the glue and let it dry- the image is House Mouse, and it is colored with Copics. There are 3 layers of bobbin and 2 of the mouse.


Next, I took glue and spread it over a piece of bubble wrap- and let it dry before applying the inks.

  This image is Sweet Stamps, the sentiment is Create with TLC.


 This image is Inkadinkado.


 These images are Rogue Redhead.



A collage image from an Unknown source. Obviously the background is dotted with glue. Sentiment is Rogue Redhead.


On this image, I painted the Geisha faces with glue, then applied Distress Inks over the top. Then, I dabbed the glue off the faces. The image is colored with Copics. The image is from About Art Accents.


On this ATC, I drew 'U's'. Image is Prickley Pear and it is colored with Copic Markers



 On this ATC, I just added the lines with glue then added Distress Inks. The image is an Unknown digital image and the sentiment- Create with TLC.


These images are by Rogue Redhead.


 On this ATC, I took the glue and dotted it on and then rubbed it side to side with my finger- once dry I added Distress Inks. The image is the same as the ATC above- I am not sure who created it.


On this ATC, I dabbed glue on the ATC and spread it around with a patterned frosting spreader. There is a background pattern from the glue and that is why you see streaks in the tree. I stamped the image twice and cut out the word Serenity and the house. The image is by Artistic Outpost.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Anything but folded in Half.........

I joined a Mingle at Oriental Stamp Art (a Yahoo group) to create "Anything but folded in half".

 I decided to make a 'Stand Alone' card- directions from the Technique Junkies 3D and Fun Folds CD.
The Washi paper was RAK'ed to me from Paige. The image is from About Art Accents and is colored with Copic Markers with a touch of Sakura Gelly Roll pen in Stardust.  The cardstock is So Saffron.


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly