Another Post and Another Technique

3/11/2012 11:00:00 PM Posted In , , , Edit This 9 Comments »

As promised, I am back for the third day in a row. I know, you simply cannot believe it! I have a few fun things to share with you today. First, as also promised, I have two more shaving cream cards. The first one is dedicated to Sunghee Chon of Little Potato Studio. A couple of weeks ago, she had some blog candy - the "Just Because" stamp set from a*muse studios. And I won! It is a gorgeous stamp set and I was thrilled to win it. I made this card using that beautiful set. I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black on the outside, and repeated them with blackberry (a*muse) on the inside. If you like it, give Sunghee a little love, because she is a kind and generous soul.
The next card uses more of the shaving cream paper. I stamped the large image from "Sunny Side of Life" (at least, I think that's the name). I also added some of the butterflies and the sentiment. Can you see that I love butterflies?The next project I have was inspired by a project that I saw on Carolyn's Creative Corner. I stamped an image from a*muse "Charming Gardeners" (one of my absolute fave sets) onto scratch art paper with VersaMark, then embossed the image with sparkly gold EP. I then carefully scratched the black off of the inside of the flower images to reveal the colors. Next, I used clear EP over the entire sheet to keep anymore black from scratching off. I was so excited that I made another, and it is quite different. I cropped the papers and made them into simple cards. I absolutely love these and can't wait to do some more. If you decide to try it, let me know so that I can see what you come up with! Have a great week, my friends.

SWS #11 - A Little Mess - But Big Fun

3/10/2012 11:00:00 PM Edit This 2 Comments »
Hi! Thank you for stopping by. Did you remember to spring forward with your clocks? I sure hate to lose an hour of my weekend. Today's post is really fun stuff! This week's challenge is using the shaving cream technique to create beautiful unique paper. You can check out Sami's blog for instructions on how to do this. It is a bit messy, but it sure is fun. I used the reinkers that I could find (I have a lot more, but can't find them - am I the only one with this problem?).
Here is a sampling of the papers that I created with this technique. They are all so different, and I can't wait to make more.I used one piece to make a CAS Easter card using the SP&Co Happy Easter stamp. Added a little bling, and voila!Be sure to give this technique a try, and link your project to the SWS blog. Sami always has a special prize to give away, and we would love to see what you can come up with!
And be sure to check back here tomorrow to see another shaving cream card and another beautiful technique. In the meantime, have a great day.

Welcome to the SWS March Blog Hop

3/09/2012 11:00:00 PM Posted In Edit This 21 Comments »
This month's color is Green in honor of St. Patrick's Day! After you're done hopping around today, make sure you play along with this month's Green challenge (click here for details) for a chance to win some awesome SP and Company prizes!

Join us for our Release Celebration that is happening today and tomorrow on the SP Forum HERE. You can talk to all of the designers, discuss projects and chit chat with other stampers!

Don't forget that the random prize patrol is watching so leave a comment on every blog to be eligible for the prizes!! The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning something fun!

Here is my card for this month's release. I used the Mustache Madness stamp set and My Mind's Eye Dilly Dally paper (available in the SP&Co March kit). I pushed the envelope on green as a color, and leaned toward blue, but I love this color! To soften the mustache, I inked it with pigment ink, and then dabbed the stamp with crinkled plastic wrap. I like how it turned out, don't you?

Make sure you check out the SP Blog to see what Samantha did with the new stamps! We also have the Stamp Team and the Challenge Team teaming up today to show you lots of amazing projects with the newest stamp sets!

Here is the list of designers that will inspire you today:


Well, Here I Am.......Finally!

3/06/2012 07:48:00 AM Edit This 5 Comments »
I am so happy that you stopped in to say hello. And I apologize for being missing for so long. Let's just say that life sometimes gets in the way of everything and leave it at that. For the record, I am fine and so is my family, so thank you for your concern!I have a few cards to share with you, and I promise a "real" post soon. The first card is for this week's challenge over at SWS - St. Patty's Day. I used some stamps from SP&Co, which you can check out here. They have a wonderful selection of high quality stamps made here in the good old US of A.My next cards are from previous challenges: embossing (CAS card with a background and a simple sentiment and some scoring - stamps from SP&Co), and a nice masculine distressed card.
I hope that you are well and happy. Take care, and stop in again on the 10th for the reveal of some new SP&Co stamps!