Friday, June 29, 2012

Get Well Wishes Blog Hop Challenge

It’s the last day of Sneak Peeks at the TSG Blog, wasn’t this a fun week?? Now, for all your well-wishing needs, Melyssa has created this SUPER cute and VERY versatile set, Get Well Wishes!! Nothing says feel better soon like a handmade card, and this set contains the perfect sentiments and images to say exactly what you need to say to brighten someone’s day! With sentiments for nurses, too, you will get TONS of use out of this SUPER adorable set!!

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I used some of my MOST FAVOURITE PAPERS EVER on this card (My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found) and luckily made that seafoam green in her uniform look good!! The dotted wavy paper is actually American Crafts, but it matched the MME perfectly! I used this week’s Case Study challenge for the layout.. I LOVE it!!

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The little nurse was cut out (have I told you before I actually LIKE fussy-cutting?? I like the look of it, and I enjoy playing with scissors.. lol) and popped her up onto a Spellbinders die cut. Here’s a list of the Copics I used:
Skin: E11, 13, YR000, YR0000, R12
Hair: E71, 74, 77, 79
Clothes: E40, 41, 43 and G12


Get Well Wishes Blog Hop Challenge
Get Well Wishes is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 19 stamps and will sell for $18.00.
Would you like to win the new Get Well Wishes stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, June 30th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

iSpy Sketch #22

WOW!!! It's been a busy week around here and we're so happy to see the sun!! It's a long weekend here in Canada so chances are that a few members of our team will be celebrating Canada Day in style. I am especially happy because SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER!!!! Phew.. that was a tough year and I’m glad I can get a little R&R finally…

This week's sketch is  from Julie Mogford(jules_bmp@ SCS) and is based on this card

Here’s my card…

 

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I used a bunch of BoBunny emphemera and chipboard accents I had kickin’ around. This was a great sketch to use the labels that came in the package! I stamped a little sentiment (Sweet Somethings by Technique Tuesday) and in my mind I thought this would be a great welcome to the neighbourhood type of card!

Here’s the sketch… It has so many possibilities!

Here is how to play:

  • Create a paper crafting project (card, scrap book page or 3D item), based on the sketch provided.Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code ISSC22, and link it here with the inlinkz widget.)
  • Please provide a direct link to your post - not the generic link to your blog.
  • A new challenge will be posted every Friday at 12:01 AM EST, and you have until noon on the following Friday EST to submit your entry.
  • You may enter as many times as you like, but please provide a newly designed project with a new link for each additional project.
  • We will choose the top 2 creations to be featured in our "Top 2 Winners" post every Sunday where we will announce who we have picked :) The winners will receive their very own iSpy Sketches blog badge!
  • Don't forget that you may combine our challenges with others and use supplies from any company that you wish :)
  • Have fun and we look forward to "spying" your creations!

Poultry in Motion Blog Hop Challenge

When drawing up last month’s Oh Crop set, there were just TOO many cute images and sayings for one set, so we HAD to split it into two. Poultry In Motion is the companion set to Oh Crop, and includes SEVERAL new sayings, and more ADORABLE images you are sure to love! From the farmer’s wife, to several more barn yard friends, you will LOVE what you can create when these two sets combine.

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I used Karen’s Sweet Sunday Sketch for the layout! It was perfect for my rectangular image! All the papers are my precious October Afternoon “Farmhouse” paired with a couple of SEI accents.. I coloured her up with copics (and did a little airbrushing in the sky) and decided that there was no room for a sentiment. So I guess I had to do something on the inside…
 
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Hilarious sentiments!! I love this set!
 
Poultry in Motion is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 30 stamps and will sell for $18.00.


Would you like to win the new Poultry In Motion stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, June 30th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Stitched with Love Blog Hop Challenge

*Edited to add that I’m stupid and posted the wrong post earlier today... if you saw it already, erase it from your mind and be excited tomorrow!!
Last month, we released the CUTEST set by Torico, Cute as a Button. This month, we have it’s PERFECT companion-Stitched With Love! Full of additional images and sentiments, whether used separately, or together, no matter what you create, Stitched With Love will be PERFECT for the crafter in your life (or you!)
 
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This card is dedicated to my quirky husband who cross-stitches.. It’s a strange sight to see, but he enjoys it!! I paired the image with some older papers from American Crafts that I held on to JUST for this card.. lol


Would you like to win the new Stitched With Love stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, June 30th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.
Play along with the Stitched With Love Blog Hop Challenge for your chance to win this stamp set! Head to the TSG Blog for more details!!

 1. Angela Thomas  6. Julie Lacey  11. Sandra MacLean  2. Candace Pierce  7. Kim O'Connell  12. Theresa Winslow  3. Debby Hughes  8. Kim Teasdale  13. Tobi Crawford  4. Jessica Knutsen  9. Laurel Seabrook  14. Torico  5. Jessie Rone  10. Melyssa Connolly  15. Wendy Ramlakhan

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Scent-sational Blog Hop Challenge

Sniff…Sniff…..Can you smell what Melyssa has created for us this month?? It is SCENT-SATIONAL!!! Full of super cute sayings, and the most adorable skunks EVER, well, there really isn’t anything stinky about this set! Adorable AND punny…just how we like it!!



I started by colouring up this cute little guy and realized that I haven't done the B&W thing for a long time.. or.. EVER? I dunno.. But it didn't take me long to find some monochromatic papers (MME) and it wasn't long after that that I smelled success... *groan*

Scent-sational is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 23 stamps and will sell for $24.00.

Would you like to win the new Scent-sational  stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.



You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, June 30th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.



Monday, June 25, 2012

June Greenhouse Society Round-up

Let the shipping begin!

It's June 25th so the Technique Tuesday warehouse crew is ready to start shipping June's Greenhouse Society stamp set.

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Here’s my artsy-fartsy distressed card:

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I stamped on top of some Pink Paislee resist patterned paper. I had previously sprayed glimmer mists on it (the greenish-bluish colours you see in the BG) and had set the paper aside for a few months… Until the other day! The paper was initially very neutral and you could barely see the embossing on it, then BAM! With the sprays and the brown inking around the edges it just pops.. As you can see it even resisted the stamping I did, but that’s okay.. It turned out really distressed and rustic. I like it!

Our team will be back on July 15th with some great ideas for July's set, but for now, head over to the Technique Tuesday blog to see what everyone came up with!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Just Bee Happy






I love this set... I made this card for our TSG blog post celebrating some favourite sets! (check out the post here! Lots of eye-candy.)
Details: I stamped the background on plain yellow cardstock using one of the little honeycomb stamps. I wanted the pattern to feel random but still have a cohesive design - I achieved that by grouping the majority of the hexagons on the left 1/3rd of the card. (employing the rule of thirds...) The bees were watercoloured with Distress Markers on watercolour paper and enhanced with Stickles.. I love adding stickles to whimsical images, I need to do that more! The chipboard pieces are new to my stash, and they're from Bella Blvd.

You still have time to take advantage of some great sale prices:


Love Birds Regular Price: $18.00 Special Price: $15.30

Spread Your Wings Regular Price: $15.00 Special Price: $12.75

Bee Happy Regular Price: $7.00 Special Price: $5.95



Thank you all for your well-wishes regarding my Stampendous! news.. I can't wait to get started! Talk to you soon!

Friday, June 22, 2012

It's Absolutely Stampendous!!!


Celebrate with me and check out this wonderful blog post at the Stampendous Blog!

I love me some Stampendous!! 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

iSpy Sketch #21


This week's sketch is from  Paige Grabau (Paige @ SCS) and is based on this card.
Here’s my card… I took liberties with the sketch, but what do you think?



The  happiest papers I have ever seen (Pebbles Inc) and a gorgeous die cut or two (Memory Box) and you have my new favourite card! lol..

Here is how to play:
  • Create a paper crafting project (card, scrap book page or 3D item), based on the sketch provided.Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code ISSC21, and link it here with the inlinkz widget below.)
  • Please provide a direct link to your post - not the generic link to your blog.
  • A new challenge will be posted every Friday at 12:01 AM EST, and you have until noon on the following Friday EST to submit your entry.
  • You may enter as many times as you like, but please provide a newly designed project with a new link for each additional project.
  • We will choose the top 2 creations to be featured in our "Top 2 Winners" post every Sunday where we will announce who we have picked :) The winners will receive their very own iSpy Sketches blog badge!
  • Don't forget that you may combine our challenges with others and use supplies from any company that you wish :)
  • Have fun and we look forward to "spying" your creations!

Congrats Grads

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Hi there! I’m here with my peeps from Technique Tuesday sharing some projects featuring one of their new stamp lines called Signed, Sealed, Delivered! This was a great kick in the butt for me to get my grad cards done and I LOVE them! Every year I have a year-end party with my Chamber Choir (my top auditioned choir with whom I spend A LOT of time!) and I give all of grads a little farewell/thank you speech and one of my “Tobi cards.” Actually… making the cards is the easy part, it’s what goes inside that’s hard!

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So.. with the help of my little Cap and Gown seal stamp (only $2.99!!!) the cards are ready for me to write inside. (yikes…) Wish me luck! I don’t want to, but I think I may shed a tear or two as I write them – and more than that – say what I wrote to them IN PERSON… Head over to the TT Blog to check out our projects!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Virtual Stamp Night–part 1

Hi there! I had to work this weekend but I managed to squeeze in a few challenges the past couple of nights. If you don’t know, VSN is a couple of nights of challenges hosted at SCS. You are to complete the cards in 45 minutes or less and upload them when you’re done! I always work on Saturdays so I usually check out the challenges and play at my own pace.. Here are a few I’ve completed. I will play a couple more today!

 

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1) this challenge was to pick a song by the band, Journey. I picked “Don’t Stop Believing.” I thought FOR SURE I would have a bunch of stamps with the believe theme – yah no! This was the only one! (from TSG Spread Your Wings) The flower is an Anna Wight design by Whipper Snapper and it was stamped and watercolored with Distress Markers and a waterbrush.

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This challenge was to use a past trip or destination as inspiration for a card. (I thought of my family’s trip to Vancouver Island when we visited the butterfly gardens… Gorgeous!!) I had this stamp on my table already, (when you only have 45 minutes to make a card you use what you have!!) it’s also from Spread Your Wings, but this time I coloured it with Copics. The sentiment is an SRM Sticker.

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This was a funny challenge… Take an old card – one of your first – and re-do it. I can’t believe I’m doing this, but here’s my old card (incidentally it was from a VSN in November of 2006!):

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So I did the same technique (emboss resist for the background) but I think I am just able to compose cards a little better than I did (I hope so anyway… that was 6 years ago!!) and improve on the colour scheme, and the ribbon treatment, and the focal point.. Yah.. everything!

 

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The focal point is a BasicGrey chipboard piece that I sprayed with adhesive and doused with clitter. The sentiment is from a little set of Birthday Sentiments that are letterpressed.. Very handy!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

iSpy Sketch #20

Take a look at this week’s iSpy guest: it's none other than Lori Boyd (3Bugs&Me @ SCS) and is based on this card.  A few of us have on the DT have had the opportunity to work with Lori on design teams and she's an absolute sweetheart with a heart of gold. This sketch was so easy once I had the image picked out, and that was easy too! How many rectangle images do YOU own? I have a bunch, so I just went with an oldie but a goodie.. Here’s today’s card:

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So a cute MFT stamp, some great Pink Paislee papers and I’ve got a pretty cute card!!

Here is how to play:

  • Create a paper crafting project (card, scrap book page or 3D item), based on the sketch provided.Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code ISSC20, and link it here with the inlinkz widget below.
  • Please provide a direct link to your post - not the generic link to your blog.
  • A new challenge will be posted every Friday at 12:01 AM EST, and you have until noon on the following Friday EST to submit your entry.
  • You may enter as many times as you like, but please provide a newly designed project with a new link for each additional project.
  • We will choose the top 2 creations to be featured in our "Top 2 Winners" post every Sunday where we will announce who we have picked :) The winners will receive their very own iSpy Sketches blog badge!
  • Don't forget that you may combine our challenges with others and use supplies from any company that you wish :)
  • Have fun and we look forward to "spying" your creations!

Case Study #95

I played along with this week’s Case Study Challenge #95. That’s two weeks in a row for me and there’s two reasons for it, 1) their design team and “muses” always have exceptionally beautiful cards for inspiration and 2) this week’s card uses a Memory Box die that I own and have had a hard time coming up with ways to use it! So here’s my creation:




I had a heck of time photographing this one.. All of those little cuts cast shadows onto the cardbase and it was a nightmare to get it too come out clearly! Anyway… My design came out mostly monochromatic except for that BasicGrey fabric brad.. I like the pop of colour! Thanks for looking!



Supplies not mentioned: SRM Sticker sentiment; Prima rhinestones; BoBunny fabric flower; Bazzill cardstock.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Embellish Happy Colour Challenge

Well happy hump-day to you! As I get closer to the end of the school-year the days seem to drag on!!! Anyone else feeling that too?? It's always nice to have some challenges to inspire you when you're feeling a little blah so I'm playing along with another challenge this week (my third one! ) and this time I'm playing with Embellish Magazine's Happy Colour challenge. here she is:




Here is the inspiration photo where we were supposed to get the colours from:





I got out my new Amy Tangerine 6x6 pad and found the heart paper that was a really close match.... SCORE! I hand-cut some banners and adhered them to the top of the paper by sewing them on... Then I didn't really like the sewing so I wrapped some twine around!





I stamped the second part of the sentiment on one of the banners vertically because that was really the only place to put it! :) (sentiment from the TSG set called Numbered Days) After everything was done I misted the whole card with "'Marshmallow" tattered angels mist..

So... Here's hoping the week picks up a little! I need it to be summer.... Soon!!
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Wonderful You: TSG160

Hi there! This week's challenge at the TSG Blog is circles! Use a circle or circles anyway you like and you're done!






I started off by punching a bunch of circles from various patterned papers... They sat on my table for a bit while I stared at them... Then I got the idea to assemble them on the card front in this 3x3 pattern. I got a new Memory Box die and decided to break it in! Isn't it gorgeous? The sentiment (Everyday Greetings) was stamped on vellum and adhere with Helmar Scrap Dots (a dimensional liquid glue).

To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using circles in any way you like, and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (June 18th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!


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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Case Study; I love you

I had a glorious day off today and amongst sleeping in, I did a little organizing in my craft studio and eventually got to making something!







I played along with this week's Case Study challenge because it's been too long and I love Chupa's challenges! I pulled out some old Cosmo Cricket paper because my paper rack looks like this:







Do you have one of these? The sad thing is this is full of older paper that I don't use anymore! I got this rack because I thought it would be a good way to store my papers, but it ended up working against me. I am a really visual person and if my stash is out of sight - it really is out of mind... So I grabbed a line of Cosmo from the rack and I am going to make a bunch of projects with it!

Back to the card...








I used this beautiful Memory Box butterfly (I need to get a new die.. I know...) on top of a Tim Holtz rosette die on top of a My Favorite Things Fishtail banner die. I used some nummy new Bazzill Cardshoppe cardstock and because the paper was so substantial, when I rolled the wings around my finger it kept its shape!








I love that die!!!! Then I finished the card off with a few words for the Technique Tuesday stamp set called Perspectives by Ali Edwards. I stamped it in white then sprinkled some white embossing powder on top to make it pop.








Thanks for visiting!
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

iSpy Sketch #19


WOW!!! It looks like you all love ISSC18 as much as we did!! The entries blew us away with so many clever and cute takes on the sketch.  This month is full of amazing sketches and I can't wait to show you our latest!!!

This week's sketch is  from Diane Varrecchione (pinkberry @ SCS) and is based on this card .

Here are my cards. I used some new Technique Tuesday cards called "Seals" and they are just too cute! I love that you get some good ink, some great patterned papers and the seal of your choice and voila - your card is done.. 




I tried to use manly papers (Echo Park "Note to Self" an some manly fibers.. BURLAP! 

Here is how to play:

  • Create a paper crafting project (card, scrap book page or 3D item), based on the sketch provided.Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code ISSC19), and link it here with the inlinkz widget below.
  • Please provide a direct link to your post - not the generic link to your blog.
  • A new challenge will be posted every Friday at 12:01 AM EST, and you have until noon on the following Friday EST to submit your entry.
  • You may enter as many times as you like, but please provide a newly designed project with a new link for each additional project.
  • We will choose the top 2 creations to be featured in our "Top 2 Winners" post every Sunday where we will announce who we have picked :) The winners will receive their very own iSpy Sketches blog badge!
  • Don't forget that you may combine our challenges with others and use supplies from any company that you wish :)
  • Have fun and we look forward to "spying" your creations!