Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year Crab!


The New Year is right around the corner, so I decided to make a card in celebration! What I love about this holiday is everyone across the entire world can celebrate it, no one is ever left out. A lot of the people view the New Year as a fresh start, with new goals and changes.

For my card, I used the "Under the Sea" stamp set for the crab. The margarita is from the "Tiki Time" stamp set. The sentiment is from the "Essential Holiday Elegance" stamp set. Many people bring the New Year with parties. This little crab has a large margarita and is ready for the New Year to begin! I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Year!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Market Street Block Party and CAS-ual Fridays Challenge



The CAS-ual Fridays challenge meets the Market Street Block Party for a fun challenge in December! The theme is "Brown paper packages tied up with string." You need to create a clean and simple project using kraft and twine. This is a perfect blend, Market Street Stamps really lend themselves to clean and simple cards. Here is the card I made for both the CAS-ual Fridays challenge and the Market Street Block Party! For my card I used the newly release Market Street stamp set called "Believing Butterfly."
Please be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps' blog and the CAS-ual Friday's blog or more inspiration! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Market Street Stamps December Release

Today I am going to share a card I made for the Market Street Stamps' December release. My card is made from the "It Takes Love" stamp set. I love how the sentiment goes perfectly with the world with hands! When I first saw this stamp set I was immediately inspired to do what I call a spinner card. What I did first was cut out my stamped image. I attached clear thread behind the stamped image, and then glue a circular piece of paper on top of that. This will make the string sandwiched between two pieces of paper. The next step is to cut out a hole in the card, I then attached the clear thread to the card. I sandwiched the clear thread in between another piece of paper that also has a hole cut out of it. In doing this, the circle attachment now will spin freely when the card is open. This goes perfectly with the image and the sentiment. I hope you take the time to stop over to Market Street Stamps blog for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #67

Today I am posting what will be my last Peachy Keen Challenge as a designer. I am very grateful to have been on the design team for as long as I was. Here is a little fact that most people probably don't know about me. I started my blog because of Peachy Keen. I purchased my first stamp sets from them about two years ago, because I fell in love the whimsical style. I then learned about the challenges, and decided to enter them. My blog posts were just pictures of my projects, I didn't want to have any explanations because I wanted my "scenes" to speak for themselves. I remember when I got my first 4 followers, (they were all Peachy Keen design team members) I was thrilled. I told my mom, I hope someday I could get at least 15 people to follow my blog. Well I really surpassed my wish, so I want to thank everyone who has supported, followed, and left comments on my blog. This experience has meant to the world to me. I highly recommend anyone to try out for this design team. It's more then just creating projects, you really form amazing friendships. Both Kathy and Angelica are the nicest people you could ever meet, and I am so grateful for everything they have done for me.

For my card, I decided to use my all time favorite stamp set called "Duck Dolls." I used "Duck Dolls" for the duck and the bow. The scarf is from the gingerbread on the "Tiny Tag Minis" stamp set. The tree is from the "Snowflakes" stamp set. The presents are from the newly released "Oh By Golly" stamp set. Both packages are the same, I just cut off the bottom portion to create a "shirt box" shape. This card was so much fun to make!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, for more inspiration please check out the challenge blog to see the last projects posted by the current design team!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Market Street Stamps Paint The Town December Challenge

It's time again for another Market Street Stamps Paint The Town Challenge. I really like the colors for this months challenge. These colors are very versatile, they can be used in very elegant cards to fun light-hearted cards.

Here are the colors you must use:



For my card, I decided to create a non-traditional holiday card. I used the "Night Owl" stamp set for the owl and the branch. The sentiment is from the "Essential Holiday Elegance" stamp set. I used the "Mesh" background stamp to stamp on the owl, in addition to the gunmetal grey cardstock. I embellished my card with tiny snowflakes from an EK Success border punch, and added dark purple half pearls in the center of some of the snowflakes. Be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps' blog for more inspiration from the design team!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Market Street Stamps and I {Heart} Papers Blog Hop!

Hey everyone, welcome to my blog! If you just came from Michele's blog then you have hopped to the right place! I love blog hops and this one is especially fun. i {heart} papers is an awesome company that has tons of cool products, and they are now carrying Market Street Stamps!

My card was made with three Market Street Stamp sets. I used the "Prancer" stamp set for the reindeer. I stamped each of the reindeer and used clear embossing powder on kraft paper. I used the "Cool Cats" stamp set for the scarfs on each of the reindeer. The sentiment is from the "Essential Holiday Elegance" stamp set.


If you order Market Street Stamps on the i {heart} papers website by Wednesday midnight EST, all MSS sets are 15% off! Leave comments along the hop to be entered in a drawing to win one free MSS set. The more you comment, the more chances to win! You have until Wednesday at midnight...winners will be announced on the ihp blog on Friday!

Be sure to hop on over to Stephanie's blog! Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the entire blog hop list!

Samantha Casey <--- you are here!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Market Street Stamps' November Stamp Release

Market Street Stamps has released some brand new stamp sets earlier this week. Please be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps website to see all of the brand new sets. Angelica has come out with a wide variety of stamps that are all awesome. A lot of the sets have fine and intricate detail that stamp beautifully. Today I have created two cards I made using a many of the new sets!

For this card I used four different stamp sets. The dog is from "Pawprints On Our Hearts" stamp set. The cat, scarves, and white snowflakes are from the "Cool Cats" stamp set.The blue snowflake background stamp is the stamp. The sentiment is from the "Essential Holiday Elegance" stamp set.



For this card I used the "Cool Cats" stamp set for the kitty. The background stamp is the "Grace" stamp. The sentiment is from the"Essential Holiday Elegance" stamp set.

This November stamp release is full of many amazing designs, I love each and every one! Please be sure to check out the Market Street blog for more inspiration from other designers! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Market Street November Block Party

This time of year is filled with beautiful holiday and winter themed cards and projects. I decided for the Market Street Stamps' block party to make a wild card. As you probably know Market Street Stamps has awesome background stamps. You are able to use these images for not only backgrounds, but also on your die cut images! I used the Zebra Print background stamp for the background of the paper in addition to the stripes on the zebra. All I did was cut out my zebra ( from Create-A-Critter Cricut cartridge) then stamped the Zebra Print background stamp on the white cardstock with black ink. I paired my zebra with a sentiment from the Fashionista stamp set. Please be sure to check out the Market Street blog to enter your project into the block party!! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Market Street Stamps' November Release Sneak Peek

The November release for Market Street stamps is beyond amazing this month! Please be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps' blog for tons of sneak peeks and inspiration! Angelica has really outdone herself with all of the background stamps, images, and sentiments. I used the new "Pawprints On Our Hearts" stamp set. This set is simply adorable, and I promise you will fall in love with it when you see the entire set. Please be sure to check back on my blog and Market Street Stamps' blog on Saturday to see more cards I made for the new release!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #66


Christmas is going to be here before we know it. I decided for the Peachy Keen sketch challenge to make a Santa "Naughty or Nice" list. This list has magnets on the back to be displayed on the refrigerator, you can tie ribbon on it to create a wall hanging too. The Santa is from the Peachy Keen Santa Set. The sentiment is from the very versatile Christmas Greeting Words stamp set. I love this stamp set, you can mix and match the different words to create tons of sentiments. Please check out the Peachy Keen blog for more inspiration!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Shaker Card Tutorial

Today I am going to show you how to make a simple shaker card using Market Street Stamps.


First you want to stamp the flower vase on a piece of paper. It does not have to be a high quality sheet of paper, because we are going to use it as a mask.


From your stamp image, cut out the part of the stamped image you want to mask off.


Place your cut out image on a new piece of cardstock, then carefully line up and stamp the same vase on top of your mask.


Stamp your flowers onto the cardstock. Use a pen to fill in any lines that are missing. Then cut the image to 2.5" x 4".

I colored my stamped image with Copic Markers.


I then created a frame for my shaker card. The cardstock is 3.5" x 4.75". I stamped the Bit of Burlap background stamp on the cardstock with brown ink. I then flipped the cardstock over and measured .75" on each side. I then cut out the inside part of the frame.


The next step is glue a piece of acetate onto the frame with a strong adhesive like score tape. I then used strips of foam tape to create the dimension for my frame. Make sure you get the foam tape is close to the inside part of the frame but be careful to not go too far in because you will see it. The next step is to place some tiny beads inside the perimiter of your foam tape. Be careful when peeling the release liner on the tape because it will cause static. The beads will then stick the tape so just do it slowly and you will be fine. The last step is to place your stamped image onto the foam tape. You will have to do this upside down so be sure to keep your image straight.



The final card is 4.25" by 5.25". I ran the face of the card through the polka dot cuttlebug embossing folder. I then embellished my card with some brown half pearls and twine. Thanks for taking the time to look at tutorial. Have a nice day!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Market Street Stamps and Twinery Blog Hop

Hey everyone! I hope you enjoyed Tifany's blog! I am beyond excited to share my card I made using the Market Street Stamps and Twinery twine. I have to admit for my past birthday my mom got me some Twinery twine and I never used it. It wasn't because I didn't like it, I was just saving for "special cards." When I learned about the Twinery and Market Street Stamps' blog hop I was really excited because it pushed me to use twine. Let my tell you I am hooked. I love all the colors and the twine so nice to work with. It is soft and it does not unravel, now I see why everyone loves it! I wanted to utilize all the colors, so I chose to do a rainbow. I also created the sky with twine. I used a sheet of adhesive and then created a random pattern in the background. It was so much fun! I used the Sure Miss You stamp set for the clouds and sun, and the Slow Movin' stamp set for the sentiment.

Please be sure to leave a comment on mine and each of the designers blog in order to be eligible to win either a $25 gift certificate to Market Street Stamps or the Ultimate Sampler Pack from the Twinery.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now please be sure to hop on over to Monique's blog!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Peachy Keen Kut Outs Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog! I hope you are enjoying the blog hop, you most likely have come from the very talented Emma's blog. As you may already know Peachy Keen has come out with an awesome new products that can make card making a breeze. The Kut Outs die cuts have coordinating stamps that make it super easy to create a cut out border around your stamped images. For my projects, I did a slight variation to show the versatility of the die cuts. I stamped and hand cut out my stamped image, I then used the Kut Outs on cardstock to create more of a shadow look. Behind my stamped image I used some pop-dots to raise the image on top of the Kut Outs shape. Here are my projects, I hope you enjoy them.


This little Snow Boy with Envelope stamp set is so adorable! I love all the different face options that come with. I used the Winter Character with Hunter Hat die cut.


I used the very cute Snow Girl stamp set with the coordinating Winter Character with Stocking Cap die cut. I created an ornament by placing the Snow Girl on a die cut snowflake!

Be sure leave a comment on mine and all of the blogs that are participating in this blog hop. Three winners will be drawn from the comments left. The winners will be able to win their choice of a Kut Outs die cut and coordinating stamp set! This weekend Peachy Keen is offering free shipping and an addition 5% off your purchase using the promo code KUTOUT5.


Here is the complete blog hop list-

PKS Blog - http://peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com

Kathy - http://peachykeenstamps-kathy.blogspot.com

Viv - http://craftinghaven.blogspot.com

Lorie - http://thethinkinspot.blogspot.com

Janice - http://stampingwithjanice.blogspot.com

Nikki - http://scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com

Emma - http://creativetimeforme.com

Samantha - http://samanthacasey.blogspot.com

Lisa - http://our2angelsinheaven.blogspot.com

Kim - http://paperpunchaddiction.com

Heidi - http://gotscraps.blogspot.com

Joanna - http://scrap-making.blogspot.com

Erin - http://erinleecreative.com

Ruthie - http://septemberninth.blogspot.com

Angelica - http://handmadebyangelica.com

Jeanne - http://www.thecricutcorner.com

Zeni - http://www.scrappyzeni.com/

Candace -www.scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Michelle - http://www.scrappinwithmybug.com

PKS Blog - http://peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com


Thanks so much for stopping by! Please hop on over to Lisa's blog!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #65

Hey everyone! It's time again for another Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge. This challenge is really fun because there is a twist added to the challenge! The twist is you must paper piece your stamped image. It is hard to see in this photograph, but I did paper piece the cardstock for the bunny. I used some chalk to add more dimension. For my card, I used the Snowmany Thanks Snowman and Bunny stamp set for the bunny. I masked off the carrot, and replaced it with a microphone. The karaoke microphone, speaker, and music notes is from the Karaoke Birthday stamp set. The sentiment is from the Spring Bouquet stamp set. Please be sure to check out the Peachy Keen challenge blog for tons more inspiration!