Thursday, July 25, 2013

Throwback Thursday's Weird Love

Welcome back friends, I hope you checked out the new Sweet Stamp Shop release yesterday. It was pretty amazing :) Lots and lots of inspiration.

But, in case you missed it you can check out the Sweet Stamp Shops release day HERE my blog post HERE.

Well it's Throwback Thursday and I am showcasing Weird Love. It may be a small set but it packs a mighty punch.
Check out the fun cards I did with some fun little techniques to try out on your next cards
 I am not sure about you but I have a plethora of adhesive in my stash and one of my go too is scor-tape. It has such versatility, you don't have to cut it and it is so strong! But you can also emboss on it, yep that's right! It is a paper based adhesive so it won't melt when you heat it up like the red line tapes. Cool huh?
 Here is what I used.
1/8 in scor-tape
1/4 in scor-tape
Embossing powder

Then I just finished off with the super cute mustache, a sentiment and a couple enamel dots! 
 Check out the bonus card I made! This stamp quote is so my husband and I and nails us to a "T" lol!

Well make sure to  head on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop and snag your Weird Love Set!

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop Release Day Is Here!!!

Hey everyone Sweet Stamp Shop is releasing 3 BRAND SPANKING NEW STAMP SETS TODAY on the blog HERE!!!
I am showcasing two of the sets and cannot WAIT to get my hands on the third :) It is all about versatility.
Wanna score yourself an AMAZING deal on EVERYTHING IN THE STORE including the new sets? Well, now through tomorrow only - save 30% off your TOTAL regular priced stamp order. Use coupon code NRJ30 --- and it's good on everything new and all the re-stocked items you've been waiting for!

Ok Ok Ok, now lets get on to more fun stuff the cards!!!

First up is "Starts Here"
Starts Here
 I love this stamp set so much and I know I will be grabbing it on a regular basis. There is so much you can do with it.

 Look at all those fun layers. I just love how easily you can stack and layer with this stamp set. It makes it so easy to add textures. What do you guys think? Fun huh?!?!?!

Next up is Zombies

LOL as you can tell already I LOVE this zombie set. That girl is so fun!!!  We were challenged this month to show versatility with the stamp sets and I had so much fun with it.  Check it out friends :)

How about that for the unexpected? Are you not just loving it?  Well make sure to stop on over at Sweet Stamp Shop blog HERE to see the rest of the designers cards!!! They are so fantastic!!!

AND don't forget tomorrow ONLY - save 30% off your TOTAL regular priced stamp order. Use coupon code NRJ30 --- and it's good on everything new and all the re-stocked items you've been waiting for! 

Make sure to let us know what you think of the new release on our Facebook page HERE. We are dying to hear how much you love all the new sets :)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Feeling Nautical Curtain Call Challenge

Hey everyone I am playing along with Curtain Call's Feeling Nautical Challenge

I was so excited to participate in this challenge, since I have been hanging on to this Kaisercraft wood anchor flurish for awhile now, just waiting for the perfect "project".

Here is the inspiration:
And...Here is my card:
Is that anchor not the cutest or what?!?!?! I just love it!!!!
I added some Heidi Swapp Mustard Color Shine ink splotches and finished off with some pearls and a Sweet Stamp Shop sentiment.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day and happy crafting

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Throwback Thursday's Haunted House

Hey everyone, hope you are doing great this Throwback Thursday I have been channeling my inner "spooky side" this week and am featuring Haunted House. 
 AND...of wouldn't be a Throwback Thursday if we didn't offer you an amazing deal right?? So for today only Haunted House will only be $8!!!! You will have until midnight tonight to get the deal so don't wait!!! Head on over to the shop HERE.

Haunted House
This set is just so fun and playful, doncha think???

Well I love to work in layers. I like texture and dimension and it is so easy to achieve with just a few steps.
On this card I started to add my layers with paper adding a few different patterns that were of similar styles and offsetting them as I layered them on top of each other. Next I took a frame I glittered in black to match the theme of my card. Then just a little bow and a sentiment to finish it off. And just to help bring a little bit more character to the card I added the arrows to bring the focus to the center.
Easy huh?

Here is another example of layering. This one I added paint splotches to create texture on my card without adding dimension. Or, as you can see,  even adding a pop of color to a stamped image will give an illusion of more texture and even dimension. Do you have old acrylic paints just laying around??? Try breaking them out and adding a bit of water to the paint and splattering it on your card. I think you will really love the effect it adds to your card. It's a great way to make custom back ground paper and then add all your layers on top of it.
Do you have a favorite go to to add that extra little something to your card?? I would love to here about it.

Also don't forget to head on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop(HERE) before midnight to get Haunted House for only $8  :)

Have a wonderful day and happy crafting

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Throwback Thurday Geek Chic

Hey everyone it is Danni here with Throwback Thursday and I will be  showcasing Geek Chic,
Geek Chic

and, if you LOVE what you see you are in LUCK because, as always with Throwback Thursday's, the showcased stamp is on special for today ONLY. You can pick it up in the shop HERE for only $8 (regular price $14.95)!!!!!! WOW-ZERS what a steal.

How about that bonus card I mentioned on Sweet Stamp Shops Blog, well here it is. OMG I {heart} this set soooo much!!!
 I also used SRM's Sticker Stitches and Love Sentiments, some seam binding, gems, and enamel dots to finish off the card.

Well anyways, I have another pretty fun card to show you guys using Geek Chic and I think you will really love the technique. It only takes a few supplies and a few steps and the results are endless. :) 
Check it out:

I made a custom background with matching twine! To make the stamped images set apart from the rest a bold contrast and a few embellies!!! Fun huh??? Well I made some easy instructions for you to make this card.

Here are 3 easy step by step instructions on how to get this look:

 Hint: You will want to probably get out your craft mat for this and have some baby wipes handy :) I usually measure out how much twine I will need by wrapping around the card base I will be using and tying a bow. Then I give myself a couple extra inches.
I used Natural Twine from SRM.

Hint: Once you have sprayed all your colors roll the twine around in the excess spray on your mat til the twine is completely covered on all sides. You can either set aside to dry, which may take a bit or carefully take your heat tool and use to help speed up the drying time. Make sure that it is COMPLETELY DRY before using, otherwise you will get color marks all over your creation.
I used Heidi Swapp's Color Shine's in Mustard, Peach, and Primrose.

Hint: It is easier to work in coats. Spray a light coat of each color let dry and then do another until you have reached the desired color shade. It helps to prevent bleeding and blurring of your image. After you remove your screen you can leave as is and make a card or you can do what I did (see above picture of card) and just cut into strips or whatever you like.
I used The Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Mini Star Shower template. If you have never used these before they have a plethora on their website to choose from check it out HERE. I suggest browsing around their website too. (They don't sell directly from their website but you can go to their locator to find the nearest place to buy them) I have a few of them and LOVE them soooo much. You can use them with so many different media's(mists, inks, paints, just to name a few) it's quite addicting.

Ok so here are the supplies you will need to try out this fun technique:

And My card just incase you forgot what the end result looked like:

How fun is that. I just love love love these little wormy guys.

And just to give a little recap...You can head on over to the shop HERE and pick up this amazing stamp set for only $8 TODAY. You will have until midnight to steal the deal.

And have you joined in on Sweet Stamp Shop's July Scary release party??? Check it out HERE Nicole always has sneak peeks, prize giveaways and more. Come join the fun!

And finally don't forget to come back tomorrow on the Sweet Stamp Shops blog for Challenge Me Friday's with Tracy :) HERE is her last weeks post just in case you missed it. It is always full of great content.

Til next week

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Birthday, Fireworks, Butterflies, Oh My

Wow!!! Quite the week here. Lots of parties and events in this house. AND I hope that everyone enjoyed and had a safe Happy Fourth of July!!!

I decided to participate in a few challenges and first up is:


This one was a new one for me but I really wanted to do something festive and this was so fitting, FIREWORKS!!!! (which by the way we had the best view of our fireworks on the beach...they were so amazing this year)

Here is my card:

 I wanted the fireworks to be center stage with a midnight sky background, so I stamped my image with and embossed with white embossing powder and then blended a variety of blue inks together for the background...voila!

 Next up I did Seize The Birthday and Runway Challenge:

I love the bold mix of color and pattern of the Runway Challenge and decided to incorporate it with the sketch from Seize The Birthday.

Here is my card:

For my birthday sentiment I pulled out my trusty SRM stickers. I just love how clear and seamless they go on.  

 And finally, the last challenges I entered were, Case Study #148CAS(E) this Sketch, and Dynamic Duo's. I loved the butterflies and the pennants on Case Study with the sketch from Cas(e) this sketch. And of course keeping to the dynamic duo's color scheme of yellow and green!

Here is my card:
 I love to incorporate stamped sentiments with stickers. On this card I used Sweet Stamp Shops Kiss Me set for the "Sweet" sentiment.

PHEW...that was a lot....BUT most importantly I really hope you enjoyed the cards :)