Sunday, March 1, 2015

So Suzy Stamp Release and Challenge!


Hi Everybody!
It's the first of the month, so that means NEW stamps, and NEW So Suzy Stamps Monthly Challenge!!  




This month we're showing off watercolor!  Here are my project details:

*So Suzy Stamps - Love Balloon
*Timeless Twine - Olive Green twine, Solid Black


*First, I colored the top layer of my tag using inks, and a blender pen.
*For the balloon, I used some watercolor crayons.


*Finally, I masked off the balloon part of the stamp, so I could stamp the string only in black.
*I added the twine bow, some green twine for the top of the tag and was done!
*This technique was definitely out of my crafty comfort zone, but it was so fun to try!

I hope you will join us!  If you have any questions on the challenge, you can check out the rules HERE.  

Before I go, did you know that So Suzy Stamps can be found on InstagramFacebookPinterest and Twitter. Yes, you should join us there and find more inspirations and fun!!  TFL, and hope everyone has a chance to craft today :)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Card Proceeds with So Suzy Stamps

Hi Everybody!
I've been having so much fun creating projects from the So Suzy Stamps February release!  Today, I have a fun, definitely sarcastic card using the Proceed sentiment stamp.  Here's how it turned out....


*The card base is from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
*The eyes are from the Photo Booth Props Cricut cartridge
*This stamp would be perfect to stamp on the back of a card, but I decided to pair it with a funny die cut and use it on a card front :D


*I added pop dots behind those tired, stressed-out-because-my-wife-buys-too-much-crafting-stuff eyes!



I hope you enjoyed my project!  Before I go,  I wanted to remind you all that our February challenge is still going on. You can check that out HERE.  Entries close on February 28th, 2015 at 11:59pm.  

Also, did you know So Suzy Stamps can be found on Instagram, FacebookPinterest and Twitter.  Yes, you should join us there and find more inspirations and fun!!  TFL, and hope everyone has a chance to craft today :)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What's Up, Doc? {Timeless Twine}

Hi Everybody!
Today is happily my turn to share a project for the Timeless Twine design team.  Welcome to 3D Thursday, where we get to highlight this fabulous twine on a project that isn't flat.  How fun is that??!!  Well, I was cruising Pinterest, and came across this cool idea for winding twine on a project from this blog HERE.  I decided to try this idea on a little smaller scale.  Here's how it turned out:

*Timeless Twine - Pumpkin Orange twine, Solid Orange twine, Olive Green twine
*Scotch - Quick Dry Tacky Adhesive
*Xyron - High Tack Double Sided Tape



*I started out by taking some packing paper, and shaping it into a cone.
*I put a strip of the adhesive down one side to help hold the twine in place.  I didn't put it all over, because although it dries clear I didn't want any shiny, dry glue showing.
*Then I just wrapped the twine around.



*When it was time to do the carrot stem, I started by wrapping a piece of the double sided tape around the top.
*Next, I wove the Olive Green twine up and down.  To finish it off, I wrapped more Olive Green around and covered up the bottom weaved part.
*After trimming a bit of the top off, the stem was done!

Here is the final product.........
*I love how the Solid Orange twine looks, and added a carrot using the Pumpkin Orange twine for a bit of pop.
*What's Up, Doc??  That bunny is ready to nibble on those delicious lookin' carrots, lol!



*Aren't those the cutest carrots ever??  I like how they're a little bumpy, and look more like real carrots.  It did take a couple of hours to do all 3, but I just sat with some music on, and it was pretty relaxing just sitting and winding twine :)
*I think these will make some fun Easter home decor!

Click on the pictures below to grab the Timeless Twine/Bella Creationz supplies I used:







I hope you enjoyed my project!  Make sure to check back daily for more inspiration from the design team.  TFL, and hope everyone has a chance to craft today :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wobble Wednesday Challenge - Birthday Bash

Hi Everybody!
I'd like to welcome you to the next Wobble Wednesday Challenge! The last winner has been announced, so be sure to check the Action Wobbles Challenge Blog to see if it's you. 

This week's theme is:

Birthday Bash!!

Make sure to use an Action Wobble on any type of birthday themed project :)

Here's the project for today's challenge:

*Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon - Birthday Panda Digital Clip Art
*Cuttlebug - Happy Birthday Embossing folder




*The Happy Birthday embossing folder made an easy way to add texture to the front.


I also wanted to share a peek, and tip for the inside.....

*Having a cool "title" for invitations is always fun!  I also added in some other images of the Birthday Panda Digital Clip Art to have the inside match the outside!


*The other tip I have is to create an RSVP card.  Although it's easy to send texts, I still find that parents need it to be as easy as possible to respond to an invite.  So I created these cards.  All the parents have to do is mark it, and send these cards back with their kid to school.  Easy peasy!

We hope you liked the project!  Now it's your turn! Head on over to the Action Wobbles Challenge Blog to enter this week's challenge.  

(Now if you don't have any Wobbles yet, don't worry!  There is a special offer for all of you to be able to purchase just a few Wobbles and get in on this challenge. You can purchase a special pack HERE.)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Miss Kate Cuttables Galleria Highlights

Hi Everybody!
It's time again to highlight some of the fantabulous inspiration shared by some of  YOU!  These project have been posted on Facebook in the Miss Kate Cuttables Galleria group.  Have you joined us there yet??  If not, you can click HERE to join the group.  You can check out the daily freebie (always posted there as a reminder), sales, design team projects, and of course awesome inspiration!  Here's a sneak peek at the projects that have been highlighted, but make sure to head over to the blog post HERE to see all the complete projects!


We are always blown away at all the fantastic projects you all share using Miss Kate Cuttable files!  Please make sure to check out the MKC Galleria group, and share your projects!  You never know when you may be featured here on the blog :)  TFL, and hope everyone has a chance to craft today! 

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