Thursday, July 31, 2014

{TI} NEW Fairies!

We're super excited over at Tiddly Inks Stamps because today is release day and we have TONS of new fairy stamps to show you, as well as our usual Fabulous Friday inspiration, so get ready to have your crafty minds BLOWN! ;)

I've made two cards (although with this awesome release, I would have loved to have time to use all the new fairies….oh well, I'll be getting to them in the next lil' bit for sure!). For the first card, I've used 'Birthday Fairy'. I went with really bright coloured DP and a huge yellow silk bow. This is one of the sentiments that will come with the set, and I've coloured it in with copics to match the image! Here is a close-up of this lil sweetie!

Up next is a card featuring the set 'Fairy Blessings'. I am quite happy with how this one came out, because frankly, colouring flowers freaks me right out! lol! I have no idea what I am doing. But I like the end result here :)

I went more 'earth tones' with this one. And again, more yellow ribbon…satin this time. Strange. I don't use ribbon that often, so to use yellow on both is kinda interesting! The dies are MFT and the ribbon is Stampin' Up!

Check out the TI Blog to see all of the new fairies and the Challenge Blog to see some Fab Friday cards….Trust me, you are not going to want to miss a single thing, so get hoppin'! 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

{KKS} Wonderful Wednesday

Welcome to the first Wonderful Wednesday challenge for August and we hope you can play along!! As's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!

We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and you can enter on this post until August 6th at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!

I've used You're a Rockstar and followed last weeks Deconstructed Sketch #160. I added some distress inking and black stitching. The flower and leaf dies are MFT and I adhered some enamel dots. 

Check out the Krafty Blog for all the girls participating today...

Monday, July 28, 2014

{PPC} Avery Elle Hop

Today I'm participating in a fun joint Blog Hop between one of my fave paper crafting tools companies, Perfect Paper Crafting, and a stamp company that I've recently found and fell in love with~ Avery Elle

For my card, I've used the Storybook set and matching dies. Isn't it exciting when stamps have cute lil matching dies? No more fussy cutting- this is fast and easy and PERFECT! And lemme tell ya, these stamps STAMP like a dream! Look at the gorgeous font here…love the various fonts that AE uses.

You'll notice a lot of matted layers on my card today. On the front I have used the Perfect Layers Mini and Perfect Cutting Mat, using the 1/16 edge on my double white and kraft CS mats. Both of these  products are on sale right now as a combo for an unbeatable price of only $22!! But for a limited time, offer ends in just a few days! Use code Jenny5% to receive a discount on top of this already crazy low price!

 Here's the inside…I used one of the leafy stamps, a sentiment and another butterfly stamped and die cut.
I also used the PPC Perfect Layers Mini, using the 1/8 measurement this time. 

Check out the Avery Elle Blog and Perfect Paper Crafting Blog every day from now til August 1….each company will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky commenters!

The other designers showcased today are Caryn Davies and Yainea

{SPD} You're Magic!

We've got a new sketch challenge over at SugarPea Designs for you this week!

I've used Pure Magic on my card. He is coloured up with copics and pastels, and I've added a vellum flag sentiment (MFT die and Memento Tuxedo Black Luxe ink). The star and button embellies are also both by MFT. I used my trusty Perfect Paper Crafting tools for the black matting. Use Jenny5% for your discount! And there's only a few more days left on our Perfect Layers Mini and Perfect Cutting Mat combo deal!

Here is a closeup- I added glossy accents to the stars, eyes, buttons and the spade on the card.

  • Create a new card or project using the SugarSketch provided.
  • SugarPea Design stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable 
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS08 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.  
  • However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $15!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

{RC} YOU are my happy...

Hiya! Just popping in to share a card that I made for this month's Reverse Confetti Colour Challenge

I used the new Fabulous Flamingo stamp set and coordinating Confetti Cuts. The sentiment is embossed in black and is from All About You stamp set (as is the inside sentiment). On the half circle panel behind the flamingos, I white embossed one of the circle patterns from the set Whole Lotta Dots and then lightly sponged over it in soft distress ink to really pick up the pattern. The banner dies are by MFT. I used the sketch from The Deconstructed Sketch #161

Here is the inside…I accidentally smudged the lime sentiment (I freakin' hate it when that happens!!! Grrrr!), but it was the last to go on, so such is life! I think I'll just give this to my hubby and he likely won't even notice, so oh well! haha

Saturday, July 26, 2014

{SSSC} Happy Camper

It's been awhile since I've made an exclusive My Favorite Things card, and I had the hankering to use these camping theme stamps and dies since we are camping lovers and tis' the season!

I've used Die-namics Happy Camper for the lil' Airstream camper and the sentiment is from the Roughing It stamp set. I've also tucked in the Chicken Wire cutting plate (backed with vellum so you can still make out the wicked awesome vintage camper DP (Jillibean Soup).

 Here's the inside…I used double set of footprints along with another sentiment from Roughing It. I must be in romantic mood lately. LOL! Tomorrows post will also feature a lovey dovey card! hehe!

I followed this week's SSSC and just rotated the sketch and used the camper as the half circle shape! I'm also entering this card into the current Catered Crop Challenge, which is to use vellum!

Check out what the other Sweet Stampers have got for you!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

{RC} Quirky Cuties Hop!

Hey there! I'm super excited and honoured to be participating as a special guest for Reverse Confetti's Quirky Cuties Blog Hop! I am a colouring enthusiast, so this stamp line is one of my RC faves! They are such fun to colour…if you haven't picked one of these sweet characters up yet, I highly encourage you to! You definitely won't be sorry that you did- I have so much fun colouring these cuties!

You should have arrived from the oh-so-talented Stacey Schafer's blog!

I chose to work with the newest Quirky Cutie, Rocky Racoon…. I've coloured him with copics and a bit of black pastel pencil for the dark shadows. I glossed up his nose (love the heart noses!), eyes and paw pads with glossy accents. I fussy cut him out- His shirt is paper pieced- and used some foam dots to pop him up on an extended cut of the new Tag Me, Too Confetti Cut. 

You'll also see Arrow, Love Note, and Tag Me Confetti Cuts used on my card.

The inside of the card features the word dies from Tag Me, Too and sentiment from Rocky Racoon, stamped in Memento Luxe Nautical Blue.

Anyone interested in some PRIZES?? Oh yeah!  TWO random commenters will win:
Studio 3 Solutions Color Cubbie + 3 Quirky Cuties (winner’s choice)…so leave comments along the way to increase your chances of winning!

Up next on the hop is my uber talented friend and favourite kiwi, Miss Sarah Gough! And if you get a little lost along the way, you can always check back at the Reverse Confetti Blog for the complete hop list. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

{PPC/TE} Blog Hop!

Hey there! I am super excited today to be paired up with one of Taylored Expressions Designers for a bit of an unconventional blog hop of sorts! 
Taylored Expressions and Perfect Paper Crafting are joining forces for some 'Crazy Dayz' of hopping! So instead of just one main Blog Hop, you'll get lots of different days to hop around to various designers blogs! Fun, huh?

I've used the really cute stamp and die set from TE called Love Bugs. I coloured with copics and added a jar die cut of thin vellum over top of the main jar die. It gives it a bit of a softer affect. I didn't adhere the vellum down (except under the lid on the top) so that you can lift it up to expose the love bugs underneath! Which have a bit of glossy accents and glitter on their lil' bums and wings, and gloss on the heart as well.

I know you are thinking 'WOW, she is genius!' right about now, but I cannot take credit for this one- I swiped the idea from my pal Sarah, who had me pining over this set ages ago :)

I used my trusty Perfect Paper Crafting tools: Perfect Layers Mini and Perfect Cutting Mat to get those oh-so-precise-layers! All of the panels are matted in 1/16" black CS. Use Jenny5% to receive a discount on all of your PPC products HERE!

Now head over to Taylored Expressions designer Kendra's blog to see what she has to show you! And remember to leave comments and 'like' Perfect Paper Crafting on Facebook for your chance to win! Both of these fabulous companies are giving away a $50 gift certificate!

Note: My layout is from the Deconstructed Sketch (#158) from a few weeks ago…I'm also adding this card to the Catered Crop Vellum challenge that's going on right now!

{SPD} Things Just Goat Serious

Time for another challenge at SugarPea Designs, and this time we want to see some of your punniest stuff! SPD is no stranger when it comes to those punny, play-on-words sentiments, so you have A LOT to choose from!
I've used Totes Ma Goats for my card today and you'll also notice that my layout is courtesy of last weeks Sugar Sketch (SPDSS07).

I've used my Perfect Paper Crafting tools for those perfect 1/16" mat layers! Use Jenny5% to receive a discount on all of your PPC products HERE!

We only have a few rules…
  • Play along with ANY stamp you’d like – Winner is chosen at random to keep things fair, but if the winners project features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the voucher to $15
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD07 so we can easily find your work.
  • Add your name and link to your card or project in the InLinkz shown below

Monday, July 21, 2014

{TI} Make it Mini

This week our challenge at Tiddly Inks is to 'make it mini'! So fun! Mini cards are quick and easy and a little ensemble of mini's would make such a sweet gift for someone…check out all the designers. There are some inspiring projects!

I've used Sweet Treat Wryn. She is coloured with copics and a wee bit of pastels, and I added some glossy accents and loose rock candy glitter to her ice cream. Love the look of that :)
I used some ice cream DP (Echo Park) and a big two-tone satin bow. Viola! Quick and easy little card for any occasion! This card measures 4x4"

Check out the Challenge Blog to see what the other girls have been up to!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

{KKS} July Release Hop!

We're so excited! It’s our JULY RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy! We're going to inspire your creations with our fun, new stamps!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists for our July release! We know these new stamps will inspire you!! We’ve got an adorable new musical kids set from Cheryl called YOU'RE A ROCKSTAR! There's a furry new set from Thais called A KOALA-TY FRIEND! Lastly, we are SO excited to share a picture perfect new stamp set from Annie called....OH, SNAP!

For my card tonight, I've used one of the trendy girls from Oh Snap- these ladies are tres chic with their stylin' outfits! I've coloured with copics and pastels, and did some distress sponging. the phone die and twine are MFT, as well as the circle dies. I added some distress rock candy glitter to the iPhone die and the image phone, and just glossy accents to her eyes and lips. I've used this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for my design layout! I also used Perfect Paper Crafting tools for my 'perfect' layers! Machine stitching finishes it all off :)

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JULY Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will win a $25 gift card!! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new July stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!
Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Be sure to see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers have created this week: