Thursday, August 22, 2013

Throwback Thursdays's- Chalkboard Sign

Hi Everyone, It's Danni here with another Throwback Thursday!!! I am going to be featuring

Chalkboard Sign this week! 

AND... to make it even SWEETER you can pick it up for $10 today only at the Sweet Stamp Shop.  No coupon needed, just drop it in your shopping cart HERE :)

Chalkboard Sign

I LOVE how popular the chalkboard look is right now! I work at a scrapbooking store and I am starting to see so many lines come thru the door with that look that I thought, "HHHMMMMM I should really feature this stamp set. It would coordinate so well with so many of the papers right now. And HUGE kuddos to Nicole for being so ahead of the game, huh?!?!?! I actually use this set ALOT! and one of my favorite stamps in general is that arrow. Crazy, I know but,  I probably use that arrow on about half my cards. Something about makes me so happy and my projects complete lol.

I have been on a little challenge kick lately, maybe I just need that extra little creative boost to get those juices flowing while we settle back into our school/work routine.

SO I am putting a little disclaimer today lol...I just so happened to have choose the SAME TWO challenges to play along with as Nicole did yesterday on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog. This was not planned and I apologize for  being a repeat...BUT I would like to say, my cards are COMPLETELY different from her's. SO with all that being we go :)

I just love love love the Curtain Call Challenge right now and am so inspired by it I decided to play along a second time. 

Here is the inspiration
Amazing right??? So many elements to choose from!!
Here is my card:
 I really wanted to incorporate the greens and blues from the picture into my card, I didn' t have quite what I was looking for so I decided to make my own. It is super easy to do and so I decided to share a little picture tutorial with you so you can do it too :)

First you will want to pick out your ink pads. I choose Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, Versa Magic Aloe Vera, and Versa Magic Aquatic Splash. They were perfect blue and green tones for creating that perfect background. You will also want to have a foam blending tool. It helps to create soft blending.
 Pick your first color and apply ink in a swirly motion starting off the paper and working your way onto the paper until you have covered the area you want your ink. For me I wanted to create an ombre effect so I applied Peacock feathers to the bottom third section.
 Repeat until you have applied all your colors. To help blend the colors blend them slightly up into the previous color applied.

Then, you just have to stamp and cut out the hearts and arrows in various colors. Stamp and cut out the banner piece. Adhere all the pieces to the card.
And it will look something like this. Fun huh. I loved adding the hearts and arrows to the card. It kind of reminds me of confetti or cotton candy (kind of more like the colors of cotton candy lol)

 AND a little bonus for stopping in, I also played along with the Runway Inspired Challenge

I just loved the colors and the 'lines" on the dress for the inspiration. Here is what I did:
I also am entering this card into the Curtain Call Challenge: Carnival Craze

So have you added your creations to the Sweet Stamp Shop FLICKR lately???  We love to see what you have been working on lately with the Sweet Stamp Shop stamps. 

How much you loving Chalkboard Sign....ALOT I hope, just remember you have TODAY ONLY to get this set for only $10. Head on over to the shop now HERE!

We also love to see your pins. And lucky for you I made some pin buttons...Have some fun pinning :)

Til next week 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Challege Time

Hi friends,

Here with a late night post. I wanted to get in on some challenges this week. I feel they are ALL so inspiring it was hard to choose where to start.

But up first I played along with Curtain Call Inspirational Challenge: Carnival Craze  I Love this one so much I might even make something else to enter! I mean, WOW, check out all the ideas to choose from!
 I also tied it into CAS(E) This Sketch! #41

Here is my card:

On this card I used the Admit One stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop
Teresa Collins sequins, My Minds eye buttons and enamel dots, October Afternoon pattern paper, Luminarte H2O's in Mint Julep, May Arts ribbon.

Next up I played along with

Dynamic Duos #66-Light Aqua and Black with the OPTION of Embossing

I just love love love this color scheme. I HAD to get in on this!!!

 And I paired it with retro sketches #77

 And here is my take on them:

On this card I used: SRM Twine and sticker sentiment, Teresa Collins paper and embellishments, Bazzill cardstock

Well thanks for stopping by for my almost midnight post lol....and I think I will probably retake these pics in the am when there will be better lighting. I don't think I am crazy about them so I will sleep on it :) 

>>>>>>>>>>> I edited the pics and updated so the lighting and coloring in the pic is way better, none of that yelllow weird look :)  So sorry if you had to see the terrible pics!!! It sure is amazing what natural light can do for your photos!<<<<<<<<<<

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Throwback Thursdays- Colorwheel

Hi Friends...How did you like the new release from Sweet Stamp Shop yesterday...Pretty amazing huh???? Didn't get a chance to see it yet, go HERE and check out all the amazingness :)
Wow this week has flown by! I cannot believe that time literally slipped right by me. It has been quite the week for me, I have gone back to more of "regular" schedule at work and both my kids started school...I am so ready to be in a routine again but sometimes it's a process just to get back into it, if you know what I mean :)

 But know let's get on to.... Throwback Thursday and I am here with the amazing Color Wheel!!!
Here is what I did:

 Fun huh?? I am a colorful person and I {heart} this sentiment on the card... it makes so happy lol


Love the bonus cards well I have a couple...I decided to play along with a couple challenges this week to help out with the inspiration. With this week I really needed a little boost. I came across the Timeless Twine sketch they had  on their blog and loved it! So I decided to go with it and then combine it with Sweet Stamp Shops Use What You Have!

Here is the sketch:

And here is my embarissing stash of ribbon:

 I picked out my pink and red twine from the "stash" and grabbed some of my Glitz Uncharted Waters paper and got to work. A few embellishments later and this is what I got. I am so happy with it.  Have you played along yet with the Use What You Have challenge yet??? Check it out HERE!

And FINALLY my last card:
I bought this paper from My Mind's Eye from my work awhile ago and it had the cutest glasses on it. I knew right away it needed to be paired with "shades of love" sentiment. 

Have you seen our flikr lately??? You can find LOTS of inspiration there and we would love to see what you have been crafting with Sweet Stamp Shop. Come share your work HERE. Don't have a flikr?? No problem stop by facebook HERE.

Thanks for stopping in and seeing another Throwback Thursday and I cannot wait to see what you guys come up with using Color Wheel.

Here are some other sets I used on my first card:
One last thing.... Today is the last day to get in your application for the next Sweet Stamp Shop Design Team
Check out all the details HERE.

Thanks for stopping in and I will see you back next Throwback Thursday!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop August Release Day

Hey Everyone...It's a big day over at Sweet Stamp Shop and the blog is full of some pretty awesome creations from the design team for the brand NEW August release. AND WOW I am pretty sure you are all going to be Amazed at this release...It's pretty epic :)

Let's take a look at all the new sets this month.
Fall Gratitude

Turkey Hotline

Triangle Style
 Pretty amazing huh????

I had so much fun with these stamps it was so hard to stop myself from going card crazy lol. 

But check out what I did

Up first is Triangle Style

Featured Sweet Stamp Shop Card

Bonus card
I just love how versatile the triangle stamps are. You can literally use them for anything, this is probably my new favorite stamp set. :)  

Second up is Fall Gratitude

Featured Sweet Stamp Shop Card

Bonus Card

I love that this stamp can be used anytime of year. It is not just a Fall stamp set and has only one purpose/season to use. I also love love love the rustic nature you can give it. aaahhhh this set makes me happy :)


(I sure hope so) 

And then the final set Turkey Hotline  

Feature Sweet Stamp Shop project/Napkin Ring

Bonus project/ Guest Gift/Goodie Bag

bonus project/ Table Marker

bonus project
 As soon as I saw this set I knew I wanted to make a Thanksgiving table setting. I loved the way that this place setting came out, fun, festive and a great way to add a little extra pizazz.

Loving what you are seeing???? You will definitely want to stop on over to see the rest of the design team. They will all have bonus content you won't want to miss. WE know we are all going crazy over this new release and want you to as well, so Sweet Stamp Shop is offering 25% off all the new release sets thru tomorrow at noon some stop on over at the shop to pick yours up today.
Use coupon code NRA25 HERE.

Come give us a shout out on Facebook HERE and let us know what you think.

And just a quick reminder:

Application for the next term on the Design Team are due tomorrow, so get those applications turned in before it's too late. You can find all the details HERE.

Do you have a favorite...I would love to hear. Just leave me a comment below and let me know. I love to hear all your comments :)

 Happy Crafting

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Throwback Thursday's with Sweet Stamp Shop- Chemistry

Welcome back to another Throwback Thursday! I announced the winner for last weeks Throwback Thursday. You can check it our HERE to see if you won! :)

But I am back with this super fun set "Chemistry". Even if you are not a science type kind of guy this set is so fun to play with along with all the GREAT sentiments included in it. AND...This set will be on sale for only $8 for one day only so don't wait to pick one up!

Check it out:


 I played around with a couple ideas and this week nothing was coming together...Then I had an aaah HA moment. I loved what Michelle Duffy did on her layout this past week with the vellum overlay! If you missed that post you can check it out HERE. I LOVE Love love vellum so I wanted to try out that technique since the rest of what I kept trying to do was such a flop.

Here is my card:

 I love how the vellum really tamed down my image and really allowed me to POP the rest of my elements away from it. AND, as you will notice, I used the Mini Periodic Table. But that stamp comes in a square so I tapped off the ones I did not want ink on and then stamped them all individually in a row. I then used my Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel from Stampendous on  a metal frame that was originally green and I embossed to better match. (if you have never done this before PLEASE BE CAREFUL YOUR METAL WILL BE VERY HOT!!!!!!) This is by far one of my favorite crafting techniques. You can practically emboss anything you can get the powder to stick too. I love embossing my picture frames. I will use multiple colors which gives it a marbled distressed kind of a look. It really creates an awesome effect.
I just loved the sentiment "You have a heart of gold"  and I coincidentally had gold heart pins from My Minds Eye that I just recently picked up from my work!!! I attached a green chevron ribbon to add an extra little pop and voila!  Fun HUH???

Don't worry I didn' stop there. I just loved the new Zombie. set and the boy and girl work perfectly for the "you two have all the right Chemistry" sentiment. It was like a match made in heaven. So playful, so fun :)

And of course to keep with the theme, I used vellum for my zombie people.

Here is the additional (NOT a Throwback Set I used today)

Thanks for stopping in for another week of Throwback Thursdays! You loving that Chemistry set??? Head on over to the shop (HERE) now to get it for only $8. (This is a one day sale only)

ARE YOU A "MARTHA"  ????  Then boy, you won't want to miss out!!!

>>>>>>>>>>WELL Here Ya Go<<<<<<<<<<

And if you are interested in being a Sweet Stamp Shop designer, there is still time to apply. Check out all the details HERE. You will have until the 15th to apply!

Happy Crafting!!!!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Well not much has been going on here!!! I have been so busy with, well, nothing imparticular. But, I have had time to whip up a card and do a little shopping lol I found some great scores and once they are hung I will take pics to show ya guys.

I had gotten this 8x8 paper pack "Uncharted Waters" by Glitz AND have been waiting to use it on something, so I decided to make a card with it.

Here it is:

I also stamped in the very bottom corner the arrows and Awesome sentiment from Sweet Stamp Shop! I just love the new Starts Here stamp set that was just released. I also accented with some Twine from SRM and little enamel dots from My Minds Eye. Also my boss picked me up this anchor from the recent Trade Show she went to in Las Vegas, which I believed is from Glitz as well.

Here is the stamp set I used, CUTE huh??
Starts Here   

Well everyone happy hump day and crafting day,

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Prize Winner For Throwback Thursday's- Pattern Craze

Hey everyone!!! Sorry about the delay announcing the winner for this past weeks Throwback Thursday- Pattern Craze with Sweet Stamp Shop. If you missed the post click HERE, where you can see me give a new take on an old set. And just in case anyone forgot what the prize was, I was giving away this:
Sweet Stamp Shop Stamp and an AWESOME glitter pack

But here we go, using

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The winner is Ashley Nguyen Newell:<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
and this is what Ashley had to say about Throwback Thursday 
Thank you Ashley for the wonderful comment. I love to know that Throwback Thursday's have been a hit.

Ashley-you will have one week to email with where you would like your prized shipped too.

Thanks again everyone for all your feedback and support for our Throwback Thursday's!!!

See you all next Thursday for another Throwback :)