Friday, May 29, 2015

Wags 'N Whiskers #155: Seeing Spots

TGIF!! Boy am I glad it's Friday. It's been quite a week here but now looking at a bit of family time, stamping, and relaxation....I hope!

This next challenge up at Wags 'n Whiskers is: #155 - Seeing Spots. Fun!!! I love adding in polka dots, spots, papers, buttons, and everything in between!  Here is my creation, featuring the image Happy Day.

I used this week's Deconstructed Sketch (#202) and Color Throwdown (#344). Such gems! I love this lemonade graphic :) Here are the inspiration pieces:

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have an AWESOME weekend! Happy stamping!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Loves Rubberstamps #153: Favorite Beverage with Impression Obsession!

Good morning stampers! It's Tuesday, and that means a new challenge is up over at the Loves Rubberstamps challenge blog! Challenge #153: Coffee/Tea/Favorite Beverage. There are prizes to be won, so get out your toys and play along with us! 

Here is my creation for today's challenge, using this awesome image from Impression Obsession. I have several of these fantastic and clever martini stamps, and I was so happy to see them for this beverage challenge! They have been under-utilized, and I NEED to fix that. If you haven't seen them, you NEED to check them out.  IO has some really fantastic images, and my folder of IO pretties is sitting out on my stamp table now! Be ready for more, my friends!

This is my...lounging-on-a-white-sand-beach-with-a-nice-breeze-and-lots-of-sunshine-and-waves-sipping-umbrella-(or birthday candle!!!)-drinks card. Striped towel, glittery, sparkly water... :)


Copic Markers (love 'em ALL!)
Mono Multi (of course!)

Impression Obsession - Ocean Breezes (beachy colors and beachy feel {well, I think so}!)
Pile it on - #70: Coffee, Wine or Adult Beverage

I also used Viva la Verve sketch #4 for May, and combined the DRS Designs color challenge with these summer fun colors (#175):

Thanks for stopping by today, I can't wait to see your creations for our sentiments challenge over at the Loves Rubberstamps challenge blog! I'll see you back here very soon with another great project to share. Happy stamping!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sensational Sunday: Rock On!

Good morning and welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links.

One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!

Here is my project for today! I had SO much fun with this one. When I first saw this sketch I was a little nervous (you know how I feel about "crooked" panels, hehe) but I really REALLY love how it turned out! These stamps are from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

For this card I used Viva la Verve sketch #4 for May::

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Flourished Guitar
Blending Cardstock
Memento Ink
Mono Multi (of course!)
Red Liner Tape
Dimensional Foam Dots

Loves Rubberstamps Sensational Sunday Blog Hop List:
Laura Love - Loves Rubberstamps Blog
Dangina Martinez
Lydia Evans - Video Designer
Loves Rubberstamps Store

A few great challenges for this card!
Open Minded Crafting: #37: Inspired by a Song (I always have Pandora or iPod on when I craft and I listen to a lost of classic rock. When I see this card I think Rolling Stones -- a little Sympathy for the Devil)
Inspiration Destination - #34: Anything Goes
Sister Act - #107: Anything Goes
Left of Center - #79: Black, White, and one other Color
Little Miss Muffet - #112: Anything Goes

So from here, your next stop is Pam! Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to comment for your chance to win! I'll see you back here in a day or two with another great project to share. Happy stamping!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Start of Summer SHOWCASE: Blog Hoppin' with JessicaLynnOriginal!

Good morning!! I hope your holiday weekend is off to a great beginning! 

Welcome to the Start of Summer Design Team Showcase Blog Hop created by the June 2015 - January 2016 Design Team! Today we are featuring projects using the new Brentwood Owl's Summertime Fun digital stamp to showcase and introduce our members! This fun stamp captures that summer vacation or holiday feel, and can be used in so many ways. Put your feet up and grab a cool drink to sip as you travel along the hop, getting inspired by the different takes from each of our designers. If you are coming from Wiebke's blog, then you are in the right place!

I have been a huge fan of Brentwood for years, I was actually on the first ever DT way back when. And now I'm so thrilled to be back!

So...enough about me...let's get to the real reason you are here - some Brentwood inspiration! Here is my release hop project:

Isn't he adorable? I had so much fun playing with him this week. Some of the details are a bit hard to see, here is a closeup of the main image panel:

You may not be able to tell, but that is REAL BEACH SAND under Brentwood's feet. Mhm! :) Just seeing it makes me happy - I love the beach. REAL beaches....the ocean. Kinda tough for me being landlocked...  I made the cloud background using a template. Brentwood is colored with Copics. Papers from BasicGrey (of course).

This card layout is a sketch - Viva la Verve for May, week #3. Here it is:

What's a hop without a PRIZE?!? Well, it's not a hop, I can tell you that much. ;) Let me know what you think of my card, this new Brentwood digi, or maybe let me know your FAVORITE beach (in the comments below). Comment on each of the blogs along the hop and you will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the store. After the hop Jessica will randomly select a winner and announce it on her blog on Sunday, May 24th.

Next up in the hop is Christina's blog, where she has more fantastic summer love to share with you. 

Thanks for visiting with us! If you get lost along the way, or a link doesn't work, click HERE to get the full listing and find your way. Happy stamping...and happy hopping! Good luck in the draw my friends :)