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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Throwback Thursday-Spectacle Spectacular with Sweet Stamp Shop

Hey everyone I am  here with Sweet Stamp Shop and I am back this week for Throwback Thursday...I know it is still new so I will do a little overview to make sure everyone is kept up to speed ;) Every Thursday I will be showcasing one stamp set (of the older sorts...aka Throwback) to help inspire you and bring to life again. This week I am featuring the ever so CUTE Spectacle Set!
 
Spectacle
But that's not all....there is MORE (and it just gets better)!!! This week the featured stamp is at an unbelievably, can't pass it up price!!!!! Snatch up Spectacle for only $3.50!!! Now that is a steal, doncha think????

I think this set is so much fun and all the sayings you could add...it is endless.
Make sure to check out Sweet Stamp Shop's blog(HERE) to see all the fun cards I prepared for all of you.

But before you go check out the fun bonus card I prepared for all of you.


Make sure to head on over to the shop(HERE) to make sure you get your hands on Spectacle!
********Please note that this set has been Retired/Clearanced so once they are gone they are gone.********



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Card Challenge (And Learn About My New Fave) AND... Winner Announced For Prize Giveaway

Hey everyone....hope you are all enjoying your Wednesday. It's been quiet the busy week for me. I have had lots of errands to take care of, and so, have been out and about, BUT... I did find the time to make a new friend and catch up with old ones.

One thing that we crafty girls like to do is card challenges. We played along with a few of them.

Check it out...


For this card I played along with CAS(E) This Sketch and for the first time Fusion Card Challenge. I am loving how Fusion Card Challenge works too. (You can either use the sketch or the color combo or both).
I bought some new bright colored pens from Michael's the other day and loved how perfectly they went with the color scheme of the the Fusion Challenge and then decided to pair it with CAS(E) This sketch. 

Next up I again used the Fusion Card challenge but decided to go with both color scheme and sketch. I really loved the yellow flower and wanted to really accent that color.
And finally for my third card ;) I added in Retro Sketches but still kept the Fusion color scheme...and well I actually think I hit their sketch as well...in a way! I am seeing do you????  :)....yep they may be my new fave challenge blog!
For all the card sentiments I used Sweet Stamp Shop stamps.
Alpha Tabs

Baby Love

Today Was

Wheely Like You




 Hope you enjoyed checking out my challenge cards and hoping to see your cards in future challenges maybe! Do you have a favorite challenge to play along with??? Would love to know. I am always a fan of new challenges!

Also just a reminder that the Prize Winner was drawn. You still have until Sunday (6/30/13) to claim your Prize. Please see below for more details :)
YAYAYAYAYAYAYA.......WE LOVE WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats to Mynette- you were the randomly chosen winner!!! You will have 7 days to claim your prize or it will go back into the prize box. You can email me at dlrobeson@gmail.com to claim your prize. Please include your shipping address.

Please note: If you live outside the US you will be asked to help with shipping costs. You will be responsible for any shipping charges over $2.50.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Prize Winner From Tues. 6/18 "Challenge Day" Post

YAYAYAYAYAYAYA.......WE LOVE WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats to Mynette- you were the randomly chosen winner!!! You will have 7 days to claim your prize or it will go back into the prize box. You can email me at dlrobeson@gmail.com to claim your prize. Please include your shipping address.

Please note: If you live outside the US you will be asked to help with shipping costs. You will be responsible for any shipping charges over $2.50.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Throw back Thursday with Sweet Stamp Shop- Jars of Sweets

Hey everyone I am here designing with Sweet Stamp Shop and it's Happy Throw Back Thursdays!! So, you are probably wondering what that means, right? I will be showcasing a "Throwback" stamp set. This week I am featuring the ever so CUTE

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But that's not all....there is MORE (and it just gets better)!!! Want 25% off the featured stamp??
  1. Make sure to leave a comment below
  2. Go follow Sweet Stamp Shop's blog HERE AND leave a comment
  3. Then come say HI to us on our facebook page HERE
You will have til midnight and DON'T forget to leave your email address so we can send you your coupon. 

Ok... so now that we have Throw Back Thursdays mapped out check out my masking project I designed for you...

Have you ever wondered how to get that look, where it seems like the stamps are stamped on top of each other but don't touch? Maybe like a dimensional look? Or something is inside of something?

Like this card for example using Jars of Sweet set and Kiss Me (for the "Sweet" sentiment)
 You see how it looks like the blue jar is in FRONT of the pink jars?

 Well I am going to teach you in three EASY steps how to get that look. Check it out my friends

Here's how:
 Stamp your image on the card and then stamp it again on a scratch piece of paper. Carefully trim around the second image. HINT: Make sure to get right on the outer part of the stamped line.
 Using removable adhesive, stick down your image you just trimmed out and place over the exact image on your card. You can now stamp your next images right on top. HINT: If you do not have removable adhesive, sticky notes work really well for this or you can stick permanent adhesive to your clothing to take away some of the tackiness.
Remove your mask AND Viola! The image you first stamped is now sitting in front of the second image stamped. So what do you think??? Easy huh??? HINT: Don't throw away the mask you just made! You may need it for the future, simply stick to the outside of the acetate of your stamp set.

Just add embellishments and a sentiment and you have a beautifully masked card.

Jars of Sweets is so versatile and so much fun to play with. I even made a Cotton Candy inspired card. Summer colors are so much fun to play with, bright, cheerful and oh so happy!




















Or how about woodgrain with acetate over lay?
 Did you see my Jars of Sweets from Tuesday's blog post! It has more of that elegance factor! Check it out HERE!
Hope you all enjoyed our FIRST EVER "Throw Back Thursday" on our BLOG and don't forget, you have until MIDNIGHT tonight to get your coupon for our featured Jars of Sweet stamp set!!!

Yesterday was the start of our newest release....Did you get your hands on any of the NEW stamp sets yet??? You will definitely want to visit the shop HERE.

Ok so here are your three easy steps to getting a 25% off coupon for Jars of Sweets
  1. Make sure to leave a comment below
  2. Go follow my Sweet Stamp Shop's blog HERE AND leave a comment
  3. Then come say HI to us on our facebook page HERE
 DON'T forget to leave your email address so we can send you your coupon.

Come back tomorrow for "Challenge Me" Friday with Tracy. She is your go to girl on how to really play along with all those challenge blogs!!!!

See you back next (Throw Back) Thursday.

xoxo
Danni

P.S. - A little reminder for everyone
Today is the last day to use your coupon code for our NEW release sets- coupon code NR20
  1. Admit One
  2. Wheely Like You
  3. Spin Me

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop Release Day

Hi everyone,

It is release day over at Sweet Stamp Shop. I am so thrilled to be part of such an amazing design team.
There are three new sets being released today and I will be showcasing two of them
'Wheely Like You' and 'Admit One'. These sets are too die for!!!! And as you will see I went crazy making cards with them!

>>>>So, as a BONUS-Today and Tomorrow only you will get 20% off the new releases just use coupon code NR20. Trust me it will be so hard to pass them up and worth every penny!<<<<



 Featured Cards
First up is my BRIGHT  and Colorful "Amazing You" From the 'Admit One' set. I used my watercolor pencils and created a rainbow across my card, then gave it a light mist to "activate" the blending and smoothing of the colors.

I love to add dimension and texture to my cards and projects and this one was no exception. I stamped and trimmed out the "admit one" ticket and the" amazing" sentiment, they fit so perfectly, don't you think?

Next up is "Proud Of You" which proudly showcases the big pinwheels from 'Wheely Like You'
Those pinwheels are irresistible and so much fun to use.



Here are some more card from both of the sets:
 
I love small cards, something about them is just so cute, and what a great way to use one of the smaller stamps in a stamp set and make it into a background.



Are you not loving the stamps so far....?!?!??!

How about that one dimension (or almost lol)??? I am so in love with the arrows, not only are they hot and ubber popular but they can be used in so many different ways and for so many different things. I definitely think we are right on target.



What's your take on long cards???? I love it! Plus, mixing up shapes can take you from same ol same ol to WOW!!! It's unexpected and makes for a fun and unique card. Try it sometime, there are so many ways to change up the shape. On the next one I went with extra long and skinny. I wanted the wow to really stand out because life really is WOW, so I embossed with multiple colors and pop dotted it to really make it a focal.





I just loved the stamps so much I had to keep making more...the arrows were just to cute to leave alone, I HAD to use them again. You know that feeling, right?!?!?!?

And...how about those pinwheels? To cute to pass up, I think so. To keep with the theme I decided to make my own pinwheel, it made for the perfect amount of dimension.

 I really think that this stamp set came at the perfect time, being fair season and all, I really think that they will be so perfect for page layouts. Just wait til you see the whole set. I had to stop myself from making another 8 cards. I even had plans for a baby card. lol

Well hope you enjoyed stopping by and are feeling ubber inspired! Looking for more inspiration and to stay up to date with all the deets on the release??? Check out our facebook page HERE (are you a fan yet?? Make sure to "like" our page while you are there) and stay posted to our BLOG. There is so much going on you wont want to miss out!!!

       Currently on the blog: BRAND SPANKIN NEW RELEASE
                              Also- Use Your Stash(all the deets HERE)
Coming up on the blog: Throw Back Thursdays with Me :)
                                    Challenge Me Friday with Tracy Gruber
                               Getting Published with Tenia Nelson

Want to see more from ME??? Follow my blog and... Don't forget to leave a comment below and let me know what you think of the new sets. Then head on over to the shop HERE and use your  coupon code found below:
Today and Tomorrow only you will get 20% off the new releases just use coupon code NR20.

xoxo
Danni

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Challenge Day

Hello My Friends! Hope everyone is enjoy their lovely, almost summer, day!!!

I am so excited I got together with Nicole and we had our best day ever crafting together. Not only were feeling the mojo but we managed to whip out some cards!!!

We played along with FOUR differnent challenges and up first is...

Retro Sketches and Play Date Cafe



We used Retro Sketches layout with Play Date Cafe's color scheme.


  I used Jars Of Sweets Stamp Set from Sweet Stamp Shop and stamped a jar on acetate.  It fit perfectly into the wood frame! I love how elegant this card turned out yet has feel of simplicity with clean lines :)
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 Next up... Muse




 I loved so many elements but ultimately went with the pennant and color scheme I have a weakness for pennants!!!!
 
I loved so many different patterned papers and also wanted to get the right gradient I needed to give some seperation between the patterns, so, in order to do that I went with a solid cream cardstock and a long card to be able expose more patten. This is a fun way to incorporate LOTS of pattern without being overwhelmed.

Last but not least
Case Study
 
I was a little stumped on this one at first. What I started out doing wasn't quite feeling it. Then Nicole whipped out the City Scape stamp set and suggested the buildings...then it all came together! I couldn't be more happy with the way it turned out and definitely is my favorite out of the bunch. I just love the way this turned out.
Image 1

Ok, cool huh??? I used Hero Arts Neon inks for the background AND for the buildings. It is so bright and really makes a pop. What do you think?













Lovin' the cards??? Follow my blog and leave me a comment below and you will be entered to win a little prize pack...Including a Sample from Sweet Stamp Shop :) You will have until midnight Saturday!!!!
PLEASE NOTE: If for any reason you can't leave a comment - please email me and we'll be sure to add your name in the 'hat' for the give-a-way. Sometimes blogger can act up and we don't want anyone to miss out!

Happy Crafting
xoxo
Danni




Congrats to Mynette- you were the randomly chosen winner!!! You will have 7 days to claim your prize or it will go back into the prize box. You can email me at dlrobeson@gmail.com to claim your prize. Please include your shipping address.

Please note: If you live outside the US you will be asked to help with shipping costs. You will be responsible for any shipping charges over $2.50.









Saturday, June 8, 2013

Case Study #144

I love crafting with friends, and my good friend Tori came over so we could get our craft on.

Case Study #144 it was:

I knew I wanted bold colors and simplistic look so  I cracked out my Tim Holtz ink pads and decided to go with a watercolor-ish styled background. So, a little dabbing on my craft mat with a light spritzing of water and a press of the paper and you have a beautiful "watercolor-ish" background. If you want it to have a stronger meld of colors just spritz a heavier coating. I love doing this technique because really play around with the inks and water to get different effects. I stamped a peacock feather on top with some staz-on ink. For dimension I added some little jewels and a sentiment.

Our inspiration



My Take
And both of ours together. I am so in LOVE with how Tori's came out. Wanna know how she did her background? Head on over to her blog to find out at Tiny Bits Of Something.



Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Card Challenge Girl Time

After months of conflicting schedules, me and my girl Nicole FINALLY got together for our crafting date and card challenge fun. And because of challenge deadlines I am making a second post of the day! (at least it is late?!?!)

We did decided to go with two...and...up first we did Retrosketches #66

Inspiration
My take
After playing around with a few unsuccessful ideas I found these super cute Kaiercraft bees in Nicole's stash and it all came together.

And for the next challenge we went with Case Study #143
My take
This one I strayed away from the actual "layout" of the card but I went with the bright colors and the "row" look. My focus was on the colorful color wheels but wanted to add texture and dimension through the paper layers.