Saturday, April 19, 2014

One of My Favorite Peeps


Good morning!  I have a card to share for the Sweet Stampin' challenge; this week the challenge is "Lots of Layers" and the sponsor is Heather Ellis.  I love Heather's images!  I decided on this little cutie from my stash...don't you just love her cute "Peep" sucker?!

The image is colored with pencils, her dress is paper pieced, and the "Peep" is "sugar coated" with glitter.  I've used some fun Doodlebug Easter papers and embellished with some brads and buttons.

Image: MFT Pure Innocence "One of My Favorite Peeps"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and New Leaf, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: PTI Buttons/DMC Floss, Spare Parts Brads, Art Glitter in "Polar Bear"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, MFT Blueprints 5 Die-namics, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Foam Tape

You can check out the DT's creations and the challenge details here.

Challenges entered:

Alphabet Challenge Blog: "E" for Easter
Jellypark Friends: Happy Easter
Mod Squad Color Challenge: Pick 3 Colors

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Do I look warm and fuzzy?


Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight, Valou has chose our challenge and she would like to see "Ladies" on your projects.

Hmmm, when I think of a "lady", I think of a "proper lady" but I don't have a lot of those in my stash....  After checking with my teamies to make sure it was okay, I went with a "sassy lady"...Stella!  I love her!  LOL

Stella is colored with pencils and accented with a bit of glitter.  I used some fun Easter paper from my stash and embellished simply with a sentiment and mini brads.  Sketch is from Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

Image: Bugaboo "Stella Calendar Months-Easter" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Peach Parfait, PTI Dark Chocolate, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Polar Bear", Spare Parts Brads
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here; we hope you will play along!

Challenges entered:

The East Wind: Humor
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge: It's Easter (Patterned Paper, Mini Brads)
Papertake Weekly: Happy Easter

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mushroom Talk


Good morning!  It's time for a new sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches; this week our sponsor is Sami Stamps and I picked the lovely Mushroom Talk to work with.  Thank you, Sami Stamps!  Here's the sketch:


The image is colored with pencils and embellished with glitter; super sparkly for the wings and subtle for the dots on the mushrooms.  For embellishing I've put my dies to work and made some tiny felt flowers and adorned them with pearls before scattering them on a leafy vine die cut.

Image: Sami Stamps "Mushroom Talk" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Melon Berry, SU! Soft Suede and Old Olive, Basic Grey DP
Embellies: Spare Parts Pearls, Art Glitter in "Polar Bear", Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Cheery Lynn Designs "Fanciful Flourish" Die, Impression Obsession Flower Dies/PTI Melon Berry and Canyon Clay Felt, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's cards here, along with the challenge details.  The winner will win a $12 voucher to the Sami Stamps store, so play along for your chance to win!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Cardmakers: A Floral Profusion (handmade flowers)
Digi Galore: Flowers
The Squirrel and the Fox: All Creatures Great and Small

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Love and Care


Hello, I'm back again with a new challenge from Sweet Stampin'...this week the theme is flowers and Wild Orchid is the sponsor.  Fun challenge...I love making flowers!

I printed a sentiment from Doodle Pantry on Kraft CS...I love the pretty combo of fonts!  For my flowers, I have made some felt roses and embellished them with Swarovski flatback crystals.  I think the bright, cheery colors paired with the sentiment will really brighten the recipient's day!

Sentiment: Doodle Pantry "Sweet Sympathy Sentiments" Digital Sentiment
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI Kraft, Orange Zest, True Black and Patterned Paper
Embellies: Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "Jet"
Extras: MFT "Royal Rose" Die-namics Dies/PTI Orange Zest Felt, Martha Stewart Punch, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the DT's creations and challenge details here...we'd love to have you play along!

Challenge entered:

Aud Sentiments Challenge: Sentiment for a Friend

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Bunny Blocks



Good morning!  It's time for Bugaboo Catch the Bug's latest challenge; the theme for this Saturday is Spring Time.  (Do you think it will ever get here?  I'm crossing my fingers!  LOL)

When I saw this fun sketch from STAMPlorations, I knew it would be perfect for this fun set from Bugaboo...I love this quirky bunny!  The images are colored with pencils and accented with glitter...this one is super sparkly in real life...just the way I like it!  I used my new embossing folder from SU!...it mimics the images' circles...and popped up the blocks with foam tape.  Easy peasy!

Image: Bugaboo Mini Set-Bunny Blocks Digital Images
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Lavender Moon
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Polar Bear"
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, SU! Embossing Folder, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations and challenge details here...we do hope you will play along for the chance to win some Bugaboo images!

***Enabler Alert!  The Easter section at Bugaboo is 25% off through April 20th!

Challenges entered:

Animal Friends: Spring or Easter
4 Crafty Chicks: Use Polka Dots
Craft Your Passion: No Designer Papers
Creative Corner: Let it Hop
STAMPlorations: Sketch


Wags 'n Whiskers: CAS

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, April 5, 2014

To One of My Favorite Peeps


Good morning!  I was lucky enough to be asked to Guest Design for Sweet Stampin' this month!  How cool is that?  Today is my first post; the theme for this week is Easter.

It's no secret that I am a fan of chicks, so as I was looking through my stash of  Flat Friends images "Chicks" was an easy pick!  The chicks are colored with pencils; I've gone with a simple layout to keep the focus on them.  I've embellished simply with a sentiment banner and some Swarovski flatback crystals.  I love the colors in this patterned paper...they're so soft and pretty; I happened to find some coordinating glitter CS in my stash too, I love it when that happens!

Image: Flat Friends "Chicks" Digital Stamp
Sentiment: My Favorite Things
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Harvest Gold, Patterned Paper (my stash), Doodlebug CS (dots)
Embellies: Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "AB"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the Sweet Stampin" DT creations here; I hope you will play along with the challenge this week!

Challenges entered:

Brown Sugar: Clean and Simple
CAS-ual Fridays: Good Egg (use ovals)
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards: Yipes, Stripes!
Totally Papercrafts: Pastels

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, April 4, 2014

Friendship


Good morning; so glad you have joined us for From the Heart Stamps April blog hop!   Today we are showcasing "Friendship" creations to inspire you.  As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry.  One random commentor will be selected from each blog to win the image that the designer used.  Additionally, one commentor on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $5 gift voucher to the store.

If you have arrived from Guest Designer Jo's blog, you are in the right spot...if not, you may want to start at the From the Heart Stamps blog so you don't miss anything.

I have used the image "Loving Thoughts Bouquet"...I think it has a lovley shabby-chic look.  The image is colored with pencils and the flowers and hearts are accented with subtle glitter.  The patterned papers are distressed and I've embellished simply with mini brads.


Image: From the Heart Stamps "Loving Thoughts Bouquet" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Harvest Gold, SU! Ruby Red, My Mind's Eye DP
Embellies: Spare Parts Mini Brads, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Next up is my teamie, Calypso...you will love what she has created for today!

We hope you have enjoyed hopping with us today!  The hop will end Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6 a.m. EST; winners will be posted on From the Heart Stamps blog on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.


Big News!!!  To celebrate friendship Faith has created a new line of stamps..."Faithful Friends"...they are adorable!  This new line will be available for 20% off for the duration of the hop; coupon code is:

FRIENDSHIPHOP

You can check them out here!

Challenges entered:

4 Crafty Chicks: Color a Stamped Image
Crafty Creations: Color Challenge (blue/yellow)
Crafty Hands: Shabby Chic
Crafty Little Fairies: Vintage/Shabby Chic
Deep Ocean Challenge: For a Friend
Sketch Saturday: Sketch (#230)


Sweet Pea Stampers: Distressing

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela