Saturday, May 21, 2016 Custom Stamp Weekend!

Wow, finally! What a week....but now: HELLO WEEKEND, stamping friends!! We've been waiting for today for awhile...WELCOME to the CUSTOM STAMP FEATURE and inspirational blog hop. Today we're showcasing the amazing versatility of custom stamp design. If you have arrived here from Vickie's blog, you are in the right place. If not, you can go back to Jessica Lynn's blog at the beginning of the hop and make sure you didn't miss anything! Each DT member worked with Jessica to create their own custom stamp to create with! What an amazing idea. I had so much fun with this!

I hope you've been inspired by the projects you've seen so far along the hop. I'm the last stop, so thanks for hanging out with us!

My custom stamp is the birds on the branch. I wanted a really quick, sketchy look to some little birds so I could do some fun techniques with watercolor, sprays (as above) and other more "outside my normal zone" projects. I thought this would be so fun for that, so my son and I spent some time searching for an example photo so Jessica could see into our thought process. She came up with this sweet image, and it's been so much fun for us to play!

You can "like" on Facebook here, and join our group to share your art and projects created with Jessica's stamps here. We'd love to see you there!

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Hello all!

My family and I are headed to Washington D.C., and I have been SOOOO busy, I ran out of time for blogging! So, you will be able to see all of my challenge cards on the respective challenge blogs - Penny's on Wednesday, Creative Knockouts on Thursday, and Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday on....Friday! I have had to sit out the next challenge at Aud Sentiments due to time constraints, but will be back with a new project for #155 in 3 weeks!

Please visit all the great challenges (links there on the left sidebar) and play along with us for fun and prizes! I'll see you back here in about 10 days with new posts! 

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Simply Papercraft #27: Always Anything Goes!

Happy FRIDAY (again), my lovelies!!! I'm so happy the weekend is here! Today I'm sharing my latest card for Simply Papercraft. Our bi-weekly challenges are ALWAYS "Anything Goes". I love this! Makes it easy and fun to combine challenges and really show off your best work. This week's challenge is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs! As always, fantastic and generous prizes are up for grabs!

For my card today I used the Dark Fairy Sassy image. I went with soft pastel colors since we are having a tiny bit of spring here in Wisconsin, and I didn't want to jinx it! ;)

Quick recipe - colored with Copics, of course. Green thread from Fun Stampers Journey (love it!). Paper from American Crafts. D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder. Lots of foam tapeI use Neenah 110# Cover Solar White cardstock for all my images.

I'm entering this into the following Challenges:

Sassy Studios - DTBST #328: AG (2 entries for SSD image)

Art by Miran - #55: AG (2 of 3)
Brown Sugar - #193: AG (2 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - #80: AG (unlimited)
Crafting From the Heart - #106: AG (2 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #306: AG (2 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #31: AG (2 of 3)
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFS #133: AG (2 of 3)
Catch the Bug - April: AG (3 of 3)

That's it for me! TGIF everyone! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies on the Simply Papercraft blog for your chance to win! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)

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Creative Knockouts #136: Border Time

Good morning stampers! I'm a day late, so two posts today! Yesterday started a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts (#135) where the challenge is....Borders! This week's sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player!

Here is my project, featuring Wonder Woman Sassy. I decided to make her in traditional Wonder Woman colors. She's colored with Copics, and the gold is from a gel pen.

My border item is a bit hidden, it's the blue behind the main image panel, it's a bracket border die from Verve Stamps. The image was so large I just wanted ot use a little of the Royal Blue for accent and not overpower this awesome lady! As you can see, she is flying through the crowds with stars EVERYWHERE! ;)

This is from a sketch challenge - Viva la Verve's first April sketch this month.

I'm entering this into the following Challenges:

Viva la Verve - April #1
Sassy Studios - DTBST #328: AG (2 entries for SSD image)
Art by Miran - #55: AG (1 of 3)
Brown Sugar - #193: AG (1 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - #80: AG (unlimited)
Crafting From the Heart - #106: AG (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #306: AG (1 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #31: AG (1 of 3)
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFS #133: AG (1 of 3)
Catch the Bug - April: AG (2 of 3)

That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!