Friday, August 31, 2012

Sister Stamps Release #9 -BFF's

Welcome to the second day of Sister Stamps release #9!  Today I'm featuring this adorable "BFF's" stamp and what a cute image this is!  I used SU's petal cone die and created this birthday hat favor from acetate and filled it with peanut M&M's.  I saw this idea HERE and decided to give it a whirl.  A dear friend's birthday is coming up and I think I'll use this as a topper on her present!  Another idea would be to use them as favors to decorate a table...very festive!

If you'd like to win this stamp, just FOLLOW THIS BLOG and post a comment on THIS post.  Winners will be announced tomorrow, September 1 so come back and check if you're a winner.  The stamps for this release will be available for purchase on September 1 and you can find retail locations on the Sister Stamps blog.

Our guest designer this month is Cindy so please stop by show her some love.  And of course, don't forget Sister Stamp's official blog, too.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Sister Stamps BFF's
DP:  Various Doodlebug
Punch: SU Word Window
Copics, Stickles, Acetate

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sister Stamps Release #9 - Buddies

Hello there!  It's Sister Stamps release time again and we have a couple new cuties for you this month!  Today, I'm featuring "buddies" - how joyful are these two boys playing leap frog? I had fun creating this card and this scene came to be as I imagined kids playing carefree in the country.

I laid down the background colors using SU inks and sponges.  Then I stamped a grass image with PTI kraft ink and some wild flowers with black archival ink.  I masked a circle to represent the moon coming up as the sun was setting. I felt the scene needed to be grounded so I punched out some grass and laid it at the bottom of the card.  This sentiment perfectly coordinates with the image and balances out the scene.  I really like the way the background turned out and will definitely be using this technique more.

If you love this image and would like to win this stamp, just FOLLOW THIS BLOG and post a comment on THIS post.  Winners will be announced on September 1 so come back and check to see if you're a winner.  The stamps for this release will be available for purchase on September 1 and you can find retail locations on Sister Stamps blog.

We welcome guest designer Cindy this month so make sure to check her out HERE and also stop by the official Sister Stamps blog for more fun!  I have another project to share with you so I hope to see you back here tomorrow!

Stamps: Sister Stamps Buddies, PTI Larger Than Life, PTI Botanical Silhouettes, Hero Arts  Friends
Inks: SU Bashful Blue, SU Yoyo Yellow, SU Only Orange, PTI Kraft, Archival Black, Memento Black
Punch: MS Grass

Monday, August 27, 2012

Beautiful Background

I've been playing around with different ink colors and different size stamps to come up with some fun backgrounds.  You'd be amazed at what you can create with different combinations of colors and stamps.  I don't often use the little stamps that come with different stamp sets but I got to play with them here.  I used a vellum strip for my sentiment to give the illusion that it's floating on the background.  Give it try...once you get started, you won't want to stop!  The possibilities are endless!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday

I dusted off this Verve set called "To the Moon" and made a card for a 1st birthday party.  The adorable animals in this set are what attracted me to it and I still enjoy coloring and creating with them. Pure cuteness!  Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Woo Hooo!

Here's a fun simple card that was totally inspired by this new woodgrain paper I purchased.  I know there's a lot of woodgrain paper out there, but I love this one because of how weathered and textured it looks (TPC Studios "The Great Outdoors - Firewood").  And what better way to use it than with this cute owl from Paper Smooches.  Woo Hooo!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Feline Friends

I stumbled upon this card I created a long time ago, but never posted.  I still love this Soft Pencil digi so I decided to share it even though it's been awhile.  I don't use multiple sentiments like this very often, so this inspired some new ideas.  Who knew looking back at something I'd created awhile ago would spark new ideas and creativity!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Smooches to You!

My son is back in school and we've transitioned from our summer schedule to the routine of his school schedule.  I was sad to say goodbye to another summer, but I look forward to the upcoming fall and winter holidays.  I taught a class on Saturday, came home and decided to create some simple cards with minimal coloring.  I wanted to try out my Memory Box window die so I paired it up with this cute cow from Paper Smooches!  Fun!