Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bombshell Blog Hop: Some Like It Hot!

Its the end of the month stampers, and you know what that means!! Time for another great blog hop with Bombshell Stamps!! If you are here from Emily's blog, then you're in the right place. If not, go back and start at the Bombshell Stamps Blog to make sure you hop in the right order and get to see everyone's work.

This month's theme is Some Like It Hot. I was totally inspired by this theme!! I even got to use my new prize rubber stamp Panther Tattoo that I wont for a contest on the Design Team. (You can win prizes at Bombshell Stamps too, just check out the forum and sign up for our newsletter!)
Anyways, here is what I came up with the for the fab hop this month!



I stamped the Panther in bright pink, cut him out, layered him on/behind some scraps and added some Aileen's craft glue to make him look shiny.


I think the bow was a nice detail. A little bit of femininity! :)


Go ahead and leave a comment and let me know what you think! Don't forget to follow this blog for more handmade card creations. Hop onto Jodi's Blog!

Now hop on to see the rest of the Design Team's fab creations!
 
 
Cheers!
Xo

A Very Sassy Tuesday

Hello and Good Morning Friends!

I wanted to share a card that I created over the weekend with you using Sassy Studio Designs.
I couldn't find the link for her, but isn't she just gorgeous?!
 
 
I love her in purple!


I was able to match her dress to this ribbon I found in my stash.

Now to send her out into the world to make someone's day a little bit brighter. :)
 
I hope this little card inspired you to create something that makes you happy.


Cheers!
Xo

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Drunken Stampers - Team Bahama Mama - The Avengers (Superheros)

Hello and Happy Happy Saturday!

I'm so excited about this week's challenge - its so much FUN! This week's challenge is the Avengers or Superheros. I haven't seen The Avengers, so I chose to run with the Superhero theme, which is great because its the perfect theme for a masculine card. So you can see I'm pretty excited to share this new card with you!




And so, without further ado, here's what I created!






I hope you enjoy this masculine superhero handmade card! Please leave me a comment and don't forget to follow this blog! :)

Cheers!
Xo


Friday, February 22, 2013

More on the Copic Color and Ink Workshop 2013

Hello! Back in December 2012 I first told you about the newest Copic Workshop, the 2013 Color and Ink Workshop Series. I plan on taking this two-day workshop myself if I can manage to swing it.

They'll cover:
Coloring Various Skin Tones and Hair Styles
Oodles of Doodles and Backgrounds
Airbrushing Made Easy
So Many Surfaces

Personally, I'm in love with airbrushing, so I'm looking forward to not only meeting  Colleen Schann, (and learning once again from the fab  Sherrie Siemens!) but I can't wait to learn more techniques to help me get more use out of the markers that I've purchased with Backgrounds and Airbrushing.

 

Sandy Allnock, President and founder of Operation Write Home, took the workshop and has a great review here. Her photos sure have inspired me!

The cost of the workshop is $300.00 for a two-day course which covers four different classes.
Can't wait to see the dates and locations when they're finally posted!!! (I do know that this workshop will be available in Toronto in June 2013.)

Cheers!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bombshell Stamps Pin Up Challenge: Red and Gold

Welcome Back Stampers!
Today's post is all about the Bombshells! ;) Our fab Pin Up has challenged us to create a red and gold piece for this month! Here's what I came up with:







And now its YOUR turn. Head on over to the Bombshell Blog and Forum to see what the other Bombshells have come up with and have a go at the challenge yourself!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pink, Zebra and Polka Dots Love

I love the combination of pink and black. I just think there's something about it that's super sexy, girly and fun, don't you?
I changed up Deconstructed Sketch's Sketch (original sketch shown below) and made it my own. I love what I created, but if I had to add to this card, I think I would have added some stamping on the lower white part in a watermarking ink to add a little more interest. Do you think that would have been too much? I'm excited because I was able to use the beautiful cream flower cabachon I've been hoarding forever. I love this card, I think it's romantic and naughty and nice all rolled into one. Super girly and sexy!





This card is entered for:
In the Pink - Pink Valentines/Romance challenge
CMC Copic Challenge Group - **GIRLY TIME **
Just Some Lines - Love Challenge
Little Claire's - Love and Romance Challenge
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Love and Marriage
Twisted Tuesday Challenges - Use a Button

What do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know! Don't forget to follow my blog!
Cheers!


Written Tutorial - Tissue and Acetate Stamping


Welcome Back!
Today I’m bringing you a great technique to try when you need vibrant colors or if you want something to look like it is caught in a liquid.

Supplies
Rubber gloves, if you don't want to get inky.
Tissue Paper
Acetate
StazOn Ink™
Stamps - Bombshell Stamps used here.
Clear drying glue or glaze
Fine sparkly glitter, if you wish.
Dye Ink Reinkers or alcohol inks
Neutral colored cardstock
Step-by-Step
Step 1 - Stamp your image on the Acetate with Stazon™ .
Step 2 - Stamp your neutral colored cardstock with an image you want to appear in the back of your Acetate piece. Doing this helps to add layers, depth and interest to the finished piece. Use a light-colored alcohol ink for the background.
Step 3 - Turn the reverse side of the acetate up and lightly coat with your glue or glaze.
Step 4 - Add a few drops of alcohol ink randomly around the sheet. Start with a a few and then add more later if you would like more.
Step 5 - Smear the ink or tap the ink with your finger to deposit color around the page as you like.
Step 6 - Apply a light dusting of glitter to add some sparkle if you like. Or, try using some old makeup or pigment if you’re feeling adventurous!
Step 7 - Add a slightly bigger piece of tissue paper over your piece of Acetate.
Step 8 - Turn Acetate piece over and place it on top of your cardstock piece.
Step 9 – Press your Acetate into your cardstock for a more liquid look and continue to move the glue/reinker mixture around with your fingers until you like how it looks. Set aside to dry.
Step 10 - Cut your image down to the size needed and attach to the base of your card.
You're done! You've just created a great new piece with a fab new technique! :)
Thanks for stopping in today. Don't forget to leave a comment below and follow my blog for more great project ideas!
Cheers!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bombshell Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Welcome Back!

Its that time again at Bombshell Stamps to play along with the sketch challenge!  Here is this month's sketch by the fab Kathi!
Here's my take on this month's sketch!


 

Now go ahead and play along on the Bombshell Blog and forum!! Have fun with it and get inspired!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Martini Tag with Custom Hand-Dyed Ribbon

Welcome Back!

Today's post is a handmade tag created using Kenny K's Happy Hour image, a vintage polka dot background stamp and some custom hand-dyed crinkle ribbon.


I used my copics to color the image and slightly around the outside of the image.
 
I layered and blended the color.

 
I then used my copics to dye the crinkle ribbon, crumpled it, sprayed it with blender solution to create a waterbled look and hit it with the heat gun, crinkling it as I heated it.

 I then used my Tim Holtz Distress stains to cover my tag with red, hit it with the heat gun and stamped in white with my vintage polka dots rubber stamp.
 
After, I cut out my martini girl and glued her down.
 
Simple and fun, a great little accent to a page, card or gift!
 
Cheers!

This project was entered in: Think Pink @ Ladybug Crafts
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2013/02/think-pink-lci.html

Monday, February 11, 2013

Back in the Saddle

The last of my crafty shipments has arrived! YAY! I am so happy because since I have made the move from Seattle to Saskatoon I have felt that as a result the quality of my cards have suffered, which is a TOTAL bummer. My craft supplies have been literally split between two countries! YIKES! So my cards have been relatively simple and I feel lacking in creativity and enthusiasm. BUT! No longer! Not only have I been creatively kicked in the booty by the wonderful Ms Sheryl, but I’ve also received the rest of my crafty goodness from the states!!! YAY!!! I’m also looking forward to re-stocking my crafty supplies. I can’t wait to go to the craft store with Sheryl – we’ve planned a little ladies day of crafty shopping and I’ll be so glad to get some of my basics stockpiled and packed away. I’ve got my list and I’m ready to go!!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Kenny K - To the One That I Love

This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads


The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.

And our second sponsor this week is

is
Marianne Design


This weeks theme is:




 
To the One that I Love
 
And here's my take on the theme.

 
 
Now go check out what the fabulous other team members have done, and enter your crafty goodness for a chance to WIN!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Drunken Stampers - Team Bahama Mama - Finding Nemo (Fish or Sea Creatures)

Hello All,

Welcome to my first entry as a Designated Designer for Drunken Stampers! Its the second challenge of the year and the challenge is Finding Nemo, or fish and sea creatures.


Here is what I came up with.


So come on and play with us for a chance to win at Drunken Stampers.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

kenny k hearts and flowers

This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads


The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.

And our second sponsor this week is

is

The prize form Laura is a stamp to the value of $10.00.

This weeks theme is:

Hearts & Flowers
 
So hop on over to the kenny k challenge blog and enter your crafty goodness for a chance to win!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Shipments

Okay, so when I packed for the move from Seattle to Canada I packed very very lightly because I knew I couldn't take a lot on the train and I needed to be selective. So with regards to my crafting supplies I took a few printed sheets of images, all my Bombshell stamps, a black ink pad, my paper trimmer, some white paper, my copic markers, some tim holtz distress ink stains, my distress ink pads and that's it!
Since then my mother has sent me the rest of my rubber stamps. I'm relived that she's going to send me my Cricut and Cuttlebug and the rest of my crafting supplies on Monday!!! Thank God because I'm kind of going nuts without them!!

Drunken Stampers - Team Bahama Mama!

I'm excited and proud to announce that I've joined a great group of gals over at Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog! Yay! Come and play with us! Challenges are Saturday mornings!

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