Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Unicorn Birthday Wishes

Good morning! I'm up on the My Craft Spot Blog sharing a fun little birthday card I made recently for a local friend for her grandaughter's birthday:


I LOVE how I can always find the perfect birthday sentiment in my stash of stamps from My Craft Spot! For this card I used Birthday Wishes:


I used some nice and bright American Crafts pattern paper from an older 6x6 paper pad, and my Silhouette Cameo to cut a round shape card, and that fun unicorn silhouette.


Added some embossing to the front, a circle cut with my Lil' Inker's stitched circles dies, and a bit of machine stitching to one of the layers. Attached each layer with foam adhesive for lots of fun dimension.


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Newton's Nook Guest Design Final Post

Good morning! Excited this morning to be sharing my final post for my guest design month with Newton's Nook. Most of my cards for the release I found ways to use the images without coloring them in, so for my post today, I thought it would be fun to actually color some of the images in! Here is my first one, using my favorite set from the release: 


For this card, I used the darling Holiday Hounds set:


I colored it in with Copics, fussy cut it out, and then adhered with foam adhesive on my white panel over the sentiment. Distressed the edges a bit with Tim Holtz distress ink, then added some jute twine, and finished off with some fun October Afternoon pattern papers.


And then I had to color another one!


For this one, I used the set called Winston's Home For Christmas:


I colored him on a panel cut with an Avery Elle die, added a wrap of yellow jute twine behind, and some pattern papers from My Mind's Eye.


Thanks for stopping by today - and thanks so much to Jennifer at Newton's Nook Designs for having me this month! I enjoyed every minute of it! Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

MCS Christmas release hop and GIVEAWAY!!!

Good morning! It's finally release day for the new Christmas stamps at My Craft Spot! SOOO excited for you to see them all! You should have arrived here from Saundra - if no, make sure and head back to the beginning so you don't miss any of the stops (or giveaways!) along the way!

I decided to use one of my favorite new sets from the release again today to make a chalkboard inspired card: 


I had so much fun with this card! I started off by cutting the deer out with my Silhouette Cameo, then using the negative as a stencil to apply embossing paste to my chalkboard paper. Once that dried, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment, then added some smudges of white pigment ink. Added a bow using Cherry Red Traditional Baker's Twine, and a few gold sequins from the Metallic sequin mix. I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool, then mounted it on a rustic wood background paper from an MME paper pad. LOVE the effect of this!


You're next stop is one of our amazing guest designer's for this month - Beth! If you get lost, here is the entire hop lineup:

Gwen 
Lisa (Guest Designer) 
Heather (you are here)
Beth (Guest Designer) 
Deb (Guest Designer) 

Before you leave - make sure and leave a comment! You have a chance at each stop along the hop to win a $10 gift certificate so you can get a head start on that wish list! 


Thanks so much for hopping by today! Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #15

{If you're looking for my Day 5 My Craft Spot sneak peeks, click HERE or scroll down to the last post}

Good morning! As part of my fun guest designing month with Newton's Nook Designs, I get to play along with this month's Inky Paws Challenge! Look at the fun inspiration:


I decided to play again with one of my favorite sets from the new release - Holiday Hounds! Just LOVE these fun little doggies! 


I colored it in with Copics, and then added some Stickles to the hat and lights. Added some gold glitter washi tape, some red polka dot washi tape, and mounted the whole thing on a cardbase made with Avery Elle's Woodgrain cardstock.


Thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll play along with this fun challenge! Have a great day!!!

MCS - Christmas Release - Day 5

Good morning! Welcome to the last day of sneak peeks for the new release at My Craft Spot - and this time it's all about Christmas! So many fun sets - today we are sharing sneak peeks of what is probably absolute FAVORITE set from this release - " Merry and Bright" - absolutely FULL of fun and adorable sentiments!

This is the first one that I saw when I received this stamp set - and it was LOVE at first sight! SOOOO cute, right?!?!?!?


Each part of this card has a meaning and a purpose and reason! I started off with a green card base (like the Grinch!), and added some washi tape to the bottom (gold for all the fun decorations in the Grinch, as well as a bit of red, because - his hat and coat!), as well as a bit of white Studio Calico mist (like snow!). I stamped my sentiment on some white cardstock, rounded the top corners, and added a speech part to the bottom with a Lawn Fawn die. Finished off with some red enamel hearts (because his heart grew 3 sizes that day!). Oh...this card just makes me entirely and completely happy! 


Make sure and head over to the My Craft Spot blog to check out all of the other fun projects by the Design Team! Kimberly is giving away a $10 Gift Certificate each day, so make sure and leave a comment there for a chance to win!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again tomorrow!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MCS - Christmas Release - Day 4

Good morning! Welcome to day 4 of the new release My Craft Spot - and this time it's all about Christmas! So many fun sets - today we are sharing sneak peeks of "Christmas Chalkboard Sentiments" stamp set.

Aside from using the chalkboard sets for the obvious chalkboard technique, I really love heat embossing them in white on vellum - and I love the color combo of white, kraft, and red for Christmas!


I started off by stamping each of the four tiny snowflakes included in this set several times on a panel of kraft cardstock, then heat embossed my sentiment on vellum and attached them with some machine stitching. I used some fun red polka dot paper from MME for my background, and cut some little doilies using Tiny Doilies 2 Metal Dies to tuck behind the front panel. Finished off with some snowflakes from the Snow Flurries sequin pack


Make sure and head over to the My Craft Spot blog to check out all of the other fun projects by the Design Team! Kimberly is giving away a $10 Gift Certificate each day, so make sure and leave a comment there for a chance to win!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MCS - Christmas Release - Day 3

Good morning! Welcome to day 3 of the new release My Craft Spot - and this time it's all about Christmas! So many fun sets - today we are sharing sneak peeks of "Tiny Tags - Christmas."

The first thing to catch my eye was this fun little star with the word "merry" under it - a perfect little rustic and fun image! Instead of stamping it on tags, I stamped it on a row of tickets cut with Tickets Metal Dies, then colored them in with my Copic markers.


I added some fun pattern paper from October Afternoon, a zig zag border cut with Fancy Edges 2 Metal Dies, and a wrap of some lovely May Arts ribbon that I think looks a little like burlap, but much softer with a more linen texture. Finished off with some Cherry Red Traditional Baker's Twine and a little red button.


Make sure and head over to the My Craft Spot blog to check out all of the other fun projects by the Design Team! Kimberly is giving away a $10 Gift Certificate each day, so make sure and leave a comment there for a chance to win!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again tomorrow!!!