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-

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Kathy -

Viv -

Lorie -

Janice -

Nikki -

Emma -

Samantha -

Lisa -

Kim -

Heidi -

Joanna -

Erin -

Ruthie -

Angelica -

Jeanne -

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Michelle -

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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!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Market Street Stamps' November Paint the Town Challenge

For the Market Street Stamp's November Paint the Town Color Challenge, I decided to create a fun winter card. The colors for this challenge are not typical winter colors, but I actually like how it turned out. The colors are Concord, Dusty Lavender, Thistle, and Subtle Sage. I used the Joyful Snowman stamp set for the snowman, and the Cheep Talk stamp set for the sentiment. Be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps' blog for more inspiration!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #64

Hey everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful day! Today I am posting a card I made for the Peachy Keen sketch challenge. I decided that I wanted to flip the sketch, because I thought it would look better with the Happy Turtle stamp. I absolutely love this stamp, this turtle is so adorable and makes me smile. This turtle obviously is looking for a hug, so I used the "free hugs" sentiment from the Skunk Cheer Up stamp set. Please be sure to check out the Peachy Keen blog for more inspiration!