Wednesday, August 27, 2014

YNS Digi Tips & Tricks- No Line Coloring

Hello everyone! I am over on the YNS blog today showing you how to do, no line coloring using digital stamps. I will using Tobi with Pinwheel for today's tutorial.
 To see her all finished and colored, please head on over to the YNS blog :D
Thanks for stopping bye!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Some Odd Girl: Music to my ears

Happy Tuesday to all :) Who is already looking forward to the extra long weekend!? I know we have a ways to go before we get there, but I have to stay optimistic. My weekend is going to consists of ; coloring, cleaning craft room and finishing cards/projects. I have many cards I have to complete and get put in protectors. I do have a finished card to share with you all right now, for the Some Odd Girl digital release.
Introducing the beautiful Violin Gwen.
I fell in love with this digi and soon as I seen her. I think it's because I played violin for about 10 years. I colored her using my Spectrum Noirs.
Papers: Crate Paper
Jute: American Crafts
Paper Roses
American Crafts: Letter Stickers
If you love this digi as much as me, she is available for purchase over in the Some Odd Girl Shop. If you would like to see more inspiration using this digi, then make your way over to the Some Odd Girl Blog.
Thank you all for stopping bye and I will see you all soon.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bacon & Eggs: PPPR DT Day

Hello Everyone, Happy Sunday! It's design team day for me over at The Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Blog :D
I used many different files today on my print and cut card. I went with print and cut because I wanted to be able to make quick duplicates of this card.

Files Used:
Bacon & Egg Cutting FilesCupid Cutting FilesMan, Oh Man Pattern Pack 1
Summer Brights Chevron & Stripes

I typed up the sentiment in my silhouette and since this was a print and cut I just typed it right on top of the card. I did decide to add a button and some jute but when I reproduce these, they will just be plain. I added some highlights to my bacon, egg and hearts using a white gel pen. The black stitching was created using my black gel pen. I wasn't sure if I wanted faces on my fun food but in the end decided to go with some Peachy Keen Stamps.
I hope you all enjoy my fun whimsical card?
 thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

YNS Fun Friday: You make my heart sing!

TGIF everyone! I am here to share my Fun Friday creation with you all. August will be wrapping up before we know it, so be sure to play along with us over at the YNS Blog. I used the super pretty digital stamp called "Blossom Birds" for todays card.
I used both this months Inspirational photo and Sketch for my cards layout.

I choose my colors based on the Inspirational photo, I thought that purple flowers would be a perfect match. I wanted to make the flowers look like pansies, my grandmas favorite <3 I colored everything using my Spectrum Noirs markers. I am hoping my first order of Copics will be here tomorrow, so I can start mixing and matching markers.
Be sure to go see what the other YNS design team members created for their projects!
Thank you all for stopping by and have a great day/weekend!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Some Odd Girl: Dance Away with Ballerina Gwen

Hello Everyone, hope your week is off to a great start! If not, let me make it better by sharing some new items being released today over in the Some Odd Girl Shop.

Here is my card featuring the new and beautiful digital stamp Ballerina Gwen!
I colored her in using my Spectrum Noir markers. I just purchased some Copics, so I am hoping to start bringing those into my creations as well, once I receive them Yipee!!
Colors Used:
Skin Tones: FS2,FS4,FS9,CR3,CR4
Eyes: IB3,IB2
Hair: BG7,EB3,EB4,TN8,TN3
Dance Wear: BG1,BG4,BG5,BG7, PP3-PP5, EB1,EB2,TN2
Letter Stickers: Freckled Fawn & OctoberAfternoon
Crochet Flower: Stampin' Up
Ribbon: American Crafts
Crystals & Pearls: Prima-Say it in Crystals
Pink Rose
Light Pink Flower Embellishment: Melissa Frances
Key from my craft stash
Of course the other digital Odd girl team members have created some stunning projects using this beauty. Head on over to the Some Odd Girl blog and check them out for yourself! While you are there check out yesterday's post, there was a  Big Surprise announced!!
Thank you all for stopping by have a great day :D

Monday, August 18, 2014

Timeless Twine + LiL' Inkers Designs= Fabulous

Hello & Happy Monday!! Why do the weekends always have to go by so fast!? At least we get to start this week out with a bang. This week two companies joins forces, Timeless Twine & Lil' inkers designs :) For our creations we will be featuring goodies from each of these companies!
Here is my creation....
I just LOVE owls, if you couldn't already tell by my blog :) so when I seen this adorable stamp set in the Lil' inkers store I knew it was a must have!
It's called, "Birthday Owl" stamp set. I also used the, "Mixed Number" stitched die set from the Lil' inker shop. 
Of course this cute card wouldn't be complete without some goodies from the BellaCreationz/ Timeless Twine shop.
Items Used:
I colored my image in using my Spectrum noirs:
Owl: TN2,TN3,TN4,TN6,TN8,CR4, OR1
Balloons: IB2,IB3,CT1,CT3,DR2,DR4,DR6
To see what the other girls created, head on over to the Timeless Twine blog!
Don't forget this FAB event is stretched out for the entire week, so each day you will be seeing different projects/ products from the design team members :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

YNS Fun Friday: Have a Bloody good day!

Hello and TGIF :) Who's ready for the weekend, I know I am!? Well, we all know what Friday means... weekends and YNS Fun Fridays. Now I know it may seem early for Halloween projects, but I am a die hard fan. So, why not start the festivities early.... today I will be sharing a spooky cute card with you all.
This sweet image is titled "Batty" and was one of the very first digital stamps offered over in the YNS shop. I colored him in using my trusty Spectrum Noirs. For the layout of my card I used the provided August sketch.
 There is still plenty of time to join in on this months challenge, we would love to see you submit your creations! You can find all the challenge details over at the YNS challenge blog.
I hope I didn't a scare you away with my spooky project :) Thank you all for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Berry Sweet with Some Odd Girl!

Hello, Happy Wednesday everyone! I am up over at the Some Odd Girl blog today, sharing a little bit of inspiration, shadow box style.
I used the super sweet digi, "Strawberry Girl Gwen" for my creation.
Here is sneak peek, to see the entire thing, I would LOVE for you to head on over and check it out <3
I colored her using my Spectrum Noirs.
Outfit: CG1,CG2,CG3,PP2,PP4,PP5,PP6,BP2,BP6,BG4,BG8
Skin Tones: FS4,TN2,TN3,CR3
Eyes: TN5,EB3
Hair: TN3,TN5,TN9,EB4
That's all I am going to share with you here, hope you will go check out the rest over at the Some Odd Girl Blog.
Thanks for stopping by!! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Some Odd Girl: Let's go Shopping!

Happy Tuesday crafty friends!! Today is digi release day over in the Some Odd Girl Shop :D Today's releases include, Shopping Piper & Chill Sentiment Cutfiles.  I will be showcasing both of these on today's card.
I colored the super adorable piper in using my Spectrum Noirs, of course.
My papers are all from different American Crafts collections, both digital and non digital.
Spring Bling Sequin Mix: Some Odd Girl
Wooden Hanger: Unknown
Wooden Hearts: Studio Calico
Dress and Polaroid: Crate paper
Of course you can always find more fabulous inspiration using these new files over at the Some Odd Girl blog. We would love to see your creations you make using your Some Odd girl goodies, old and new. You can share your ideas and projects with us over in the Some Odd Girl Community on Facebook.
Thank you all for stopping by and have a great day!

Tiddly Inks DT Call Submission :)

Hello Everyone, hope you all had a great day to start off your week! I decided to throw my name in the hat, among the many other talented designers for the Tiddly Inks  design team call. I have two cards I created to showcase and share with you all.
For my first card, I used the super sweet digital stamps,"Berrylicious" & "Handwritten & Doodled Sentiments".
I colored this cutie in with my Spectrum Noirs
Markers Used:
Skin Tones:FS4,TN2,TN3,TN4,CR4
Hair: GB10,EB8,EB5
Outfit: BT1,BT3,CR5,CR7,CR6,CR9,BG4,BG6
Fruit: PL1,PL2,PL4,OR1,OR3,FL2,CT1,CT3,GB4
Flower: TN6,EB3,CT3,GB4,GB6,CG1,CG2
Butterfly: HB1,HB2,HB3
The little "Handwritten Doodled Sentiment", I turned into a flair piece, using my button machine. I like how it pops of the card and gives it that extra touch.
My clouds were created by using a cloud template and my Tim Holtz(tumbled glass) distress ink.
Papers came from my scrap bin, I love when I can use up those scraps!
Other embellishments include:
Timeless Twine: Simply White bakers twine
Random Buttons
Wooden Banner: Freckled Fawn
For my second card, I used the digital stamp set titled "Chloe Darkwing". I pieced a couple of these digi's together using my silhouette software and here is my outcome, hope you like!
Markers Used, Spectrum Noirs:
Hair: CR10,DR5,DR7,EB3
Skin Tones: FS4,TN3,FS3,CR4
Chloe Outfit: DG1,DG2,CG1,CG2,CG4,BT3,BT4
Mushroom: DR2,DR4,DR6
Flowers: EB4,EB8,PL1,PL2,LY1,LY3,GB4
Pattern paper: DCWV Gilded paper stack
Wooden Hearts: Studio Calico
Homemade enamel dots
Rhinestones: Basic Grey
Well those are my two projects, what do you think!? I hope you will all keep your fingers crossed for me :D Thank you all for stopping by and have a splendid night!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Party Time... PPPR DT Day

Hello Everyone, Happy Sunday!! It's design day for me over at the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Blog. 
While you are there be sure to check out our Yummy Blog Hop from yesterday, you could win an awesome prize!!
I have a "sweet" little birthday card to share with you all, using the adorable , Cookie & Milk Cutting Files, from the PPPR store.
Cookie & Milk Cutting Files
I used the print and cut feature of the silhouette to create this fun little card. Lisa always puts the colors together so fabulously when creating her files. The only thing I did was remove the faces, so I could use me Peachy Ken Stamps, not that the faces were already cute.
I added some misc. embellishments from BellaCreations4u Etsy Shop(guest check, buttons, paperclip and grid journal card).
Pattern papers: American Crafts & Crate Paper
Acetate Party Embellishment: Crate Paper\
PK Stamps:
PKSC-26 Feb 2014
PKSC-30 Jun 2014
PKSC-13 Jan 2013
There have been many new files released into the PPPR store recently, so be sure to go check them out :) You can now also buy some of your favorite Images individually and also in their sets!
Thank you all for stopping by and have a great day!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

PPPR Yummy Blog Hop

Happy Saturday Everyone, Welcome to The PPPR Yummy Blog Hop!!
If you came here from Shannon's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit Lisa's blog.

Today's bloghop, if you haven't already noticed is all about, all sorts of YUMMY projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files.  
Here is my project <3 <3

Files Used:

Bread & Butter Cutting FilesYou Are My Happy Title Cutting FilesSpring Fling Pattern Pack

Of course there is blog candy up for grabs, the blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store. For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter . A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, August 12.

We also have a new PPPR Challenge, that's all about Yummy things.  Your projects can be anything that remind you of something YUMMY. The rules are below. You can link up your creations HERE !! One random participant will win $20 to PPPR.

1.  The theme of this challenge is create anything that reminds us of something YUMMY. Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the FOCUS of the project.
2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Yummy Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group .
3.  You can enter as many different projects as you want for more chances to win.
4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, August 30 , 2014.
5.  One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

Well folks, I am the last blog in the line-up so be sure you didn't miss anyone! Also be sure to get your bloghop freebe over at Lisa's blog.  

Lisa ~
Gloria ~
Jeanne ~
Kathy ~
Leah ~
Melisa ~
Nanne' ~
Nicole ~
Shannon ~
Brianna ~ <<< YOU ARE HERE 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

YOUR NEXT STAMP IS TURNING 5: Happy 5th B-day Blog Hop!!


Hello Your Next Stamp friends! We’re turning FIVE this month and we’re having a big party to celebrate! We’re so happy to have you here to enjoy the festivities with us! Not only is it a birthday party for us, we want to celebrate you – the customers – as well. Thank you so much for all your support the past five years!

The rubber stamp and digital teams have worked so hard to complete some awesome projects for this combined hop! We have a fantastic line up of stamps and dies that are being released. There’s sure to be something for everyone - from adding to our Silly Monster family, to the nostalgic 60s, to savouring the sweet tastes of summer with mason jars. There’s a perfect assortment of images and dies. You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store. 

The hop begins on Bonnie’s blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Tracy's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products!

BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY PRIZE ALERT!!! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs and collect the balloon letters. Once you unscramble the balloon letters, email Karen @ yournextstamp[dot]com and you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate.

There are FIVE prizes of a $20 gift certificate up for grabs so make sure you email Karen!

The lucky winners will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog August 10th.

For my project .... I used the super fun, new clear stamp set called; "Silly Monsters".
I used my Spectrum Noirs to color these fun little monster in.
Blue Monster(left) BT1,BT2,BT4,BT5,CG2,CG4
Purple Monster: PL1,PL2,LV2,LV3
Orange Monster: OR1,OR2,OR3,DR1,DR3,CT1,CT3,GB4
Pink Monster(right) BP1-BP3, BP6,BP7,CR3,CR5,HB2,HB3
I just used basic black and white cardstock for the base of my card, card measurements are 8.25 x 3. I usually don't make long cards like this, but I love how It turned out. It was hard to choose just one monster, so I choose them all :) My sentiment is also from this set.
When you go to the YNS Store to buy all these fun new stamps featured in the hop, here’s our big birthday specials:

BONUS: You may receive a FREE Special Birthday Stamp set with all purchases over $40 (before shipping and taxes) but you MUST add the stamp set into your shopping cart before checking out. You’ll be able to add it from the YNS Deals of the Week page. Here’s the special set:

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! 

Now it's time to head on over to Kerri's blog, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment and collect your balloon letter. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Some Odd Girl: EXCITING Digi Release: You Are My Anchor

Happy Tuesday crafty friends. It's a SPECIAL release day for us at Some Odd Girl Stamps! You ask why? Well, we are introducing a new member into the Some Odd Girl family.
Meet Piper <3
Isn't she just fabulous, you will be seeing a lot more of this girly in the near future! If she looks this fab as a mermaid, just think of all the other possibilities. I know Kristy(Odd girl creator/owner) will do great things with her as she does the rest of the odd family!!
Markers: Spectrum Noirs
Hair: TN7,TN4,TN5,EB3, CR4,CR5,CR8
Skin: TN2,TN3,FS4,CR4
Eyes: HB1,HB3
Mer-wear: LY1,LY2,LY3,CG1,CG2,CG4,BT1,BT2,BT3,BT4
Rocks: TN2,TN3
Water: BT4,BT5
Pattern Papers: American Crafts & DCWV
Wooden Hearts: Studio Calico
Flowers: American Crafts & Other
Anchor Sticker: Unknown
Alphabet Stickers: Freckled Fawn
Sequins & Pearls from my stash 
White Gel Pen
Wink of Stella- Clear
If you haven't had enough of Piper, then head on over to the Some Odd Girl blog and see what my DT sisters created.
Also, while you are there... don't forget to link up your Some Odd Girl creations in our August Linky Party. You can find it located on the right hand side of the Some Odd Girl blog. We would love to see your creations :D
Thanks for sopping by and have a great day!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Timeless Twine Design Team Day- Planner Fun

Hello Everyone, Happy Monday! It's design team day for me over at the Timeless Twine Blog :D
 I am here to share a fun little project with you all today, using some awesome products from Timeless Twine/Bella Creationz :) I am very OCD when it comes to my design teams, and I like to be organized and know when my projects are due. I use a monthly/weekly calendar planner to stay on track with my commitments/projects.
I decided to make a fun little note keeper to go inside my planner that can easily be removed for when I get a new one, each year.
Items Used for Project:
Planner Stamp Clear Stamp Set "planNERD" - Perfect for your planner, organizer, Filofax, calendars, lists, journalsetc.50 Small Brown Kraft Bags - PRINTABLE BAGS - Candy Buffet BagsLemonade Yellow Bakers Twine by Timeless Twine 
As you can see, I used the stamp set in multiple different spots and in multiple different ways. I like the idea of the kraft bag because, I can put my journaling cards and notes inside and that way my calendar can stay less cluttered with writing. You can make multiple cards to go inside, which I plan on doing, I just did one for now so you can see. The bag is attached in my planner by a little round pin so it can move around easily without getting snagged or damaged. I used many different items from the embellishment kit and incorporated them onto my bag as well.
All of these items are available for purchase over in the BellaCreationz4u Etsy store!! If you like to stay organized than these are the perfect products and project to do so.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!