Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #15 - Otsu

Thanks for stopping by the fourth and final day of Sister Stamps Release #15!  Today, I'm featuring Otsu the cat!  This cute stamp comes with two accessories (ball of yarn and gift) that can be balanced on his paws. I thought it would be fun to stack a few gifts so I stamped it on various papers and cut them out. I cut out a window from the navy background paper and inserted a sentiment I printed from the computer. I love how this turned out!

I have a special affection for cats because we have two sweet rescues in our family and here are a couple photos of them:
 This is Abby, our sweet older female cat who asks to be brushed everyday!
This is Hudson, our smart, lizard catching male cat who loves to eat lettuce!

The new stamps will be available from tomorrow and be sure to check out the following blogs for more great inspiration!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #15 - Doogie

It's day three of Sister Stamps Release #15 and here's cutie patootie Doogie!  For this project, I decided to create a little goodie bag.  I had some pharmacy bags in my stash so I embossed one using a 5" x 7" embossing folder. I like using these bags with the 5" x 7" embossing folders because the width fits perfectly.  The bags however are long, so once embossed, they need to be cut down.  I used my Distress ink and blending tool to swipe some color on the raised parts of the embossed design to make it pop.  I created a band around the bag using a sakura DP and embellished it with a decorated clothespin. The clothespins are fun to make with glitter tape because the the width of the tape is the same as a standard clothespin, making it simple to adhere. Then I embellished it with some tickets using SU's new ticket punch and coordinating stamp set. This set makes making tickets a real breeze! I finished it off with a sparkly button as well as a hanging star tag!

Be sure to check out the great blogs for this release:

Sister Stamps

I have one more project tomorrow so stay tuned!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #15 - Kiki

Thanks for stopping by for day two of Sister Stamps Release #15!  I'm featuring Kiki today and this dog is a real sweet image to work with!  I colored her up first and then looked for some papers to create this card.  I ended up using a 6"x 6" Prima paper pack called Introspection. I chose a paper that was a nice contrast to Kiki (the blue paper) and then worked from there to choose the other coordinating papers.  Surprisingly, the coordinating papers I chose were papers I wouldn't have even considered at first, but in the end they seemed to work best with the blue.  This is why I like working with paper packs.  The papers and colors coordinate so well and a lot of the work is done for you. The sentiment is from Hero Arts "Sending Happy Thoughts" and the cute dragonfly is a Paper Craft sticker with beads and bling.

Check out the other talented ladies below and hope to see ya back here tomorrow!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #15 - Cappy

It's day one of Sister Stamps Release #15 and I've got cute fur babies to share with you over the next few days. All stamps will be available on July 1.

I'm starting with the adorable Cappy! Jenny has great stories of how each image got their names and you can read about it at the Sister Stamps blog.  I used some Doodlebug stars paper for the background and this determined the color scheme for the card. I used the Tim Holtz tag die and cut it down a just a little to fit the size of this card.  I've been making a lot of tags lately and this die is definitely a go-to for  me. I chose a sentiment from an SU set called Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired) and decided to add a party hat on Cappy by simply cutting cardstock into a triangle and adding Baker's Twine.

Thanks for stopping by and the other ladies have some fabulous projects for you as well so check them out here:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wild Yet Simple!

I needed a birthday card for a male so I kept this simple.  My PTI "It's a Jungle Out There" stamp set got some much needed attention and not only did I create this card, but I ended up designing a couple other cards with the jungle animals.  All papers are from an Echo Park paper pad called This & That Charming.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Using the Negative

I played around with some of the dies I have and used the negative images for a change to create this card.  I think the pastel palette of colors draws you in and then you notice the cute animal die cuts. I also love how the glass button adds a vintage feel and finishes off the card perfectly!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #14 - Release Day!

The wait is over and you can finally get these mermaid stamps!  For retail locations, check out Sister Stamps blog here.