Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lulu Loves Chocolate...

I have a fun pop art style card to share with you today using the Lulu stamp from The Stampsmith. Lulu is sold as a single stamp, which includes the thought bubbles and is quite large at about 4" x 5.5".

I cut her out and added the sentiment, 'Who needs a man When you can have chocolate' from the Say It Like It Is stamp sheet.

My project is 8" x 8". I made it a bit larger than I normally do, just because the main focal image was quite large and I wanted room to embellish with lots of bling. Not sure what I'm going to do with hubby might get offended if I put it up in my house! :) I do love chocolate, but not sure if I like it more than him. On a funny note, my kids have always told us they like us more than a chocolate donut! That's quite a compliment, eh? lol :)

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NEW Website for The Stampsmith!

I'm so excited to share that The Stampsmith has their new website up and running. It's absolutely stunning! A big shout out to Estelle and Holly for all their hard work putting it together. It's easy to navigate, lots of eye candy in the galleries and some tips and projects, too. Hope you go visit it soon! :)

Stay tuned for some new eye candy from me, soon!

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Kiss

I promised something more "grownup,' so here you go. I made this card for my hubby. We'll be celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary soon, and I figured this image would be perfect. The image I used is called "The Kiss' and it's sold as a single by The Stampsmith. The sentiment, I Love You,' is also from The Stampsmith from the 'Say it Like it is' stamp plate.

Here's a closeup of the lovely couple.
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Happy 8th Birthday!

I made this whimsical card for my daughter's friend from school who celebrated her 8th birthday this weekend. 'Littlest Pet Shop' toys are all the go for kids nowadays, so I thought I'd print one off and colour it in with my Copics to use on her card. I hope she liked it! :)

Stay tuned I have more 'grownup card' eye candy to show you, so stay tuned...

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

TSC22: Autumn

It's quickly approaching my favorite time of the year and with cooler weather on it's way, Lynn has challenged us with an 'Autumn' creation for the current Stampsmith Challenge. I used the sunflower from the Botanica stamp sheet from The Stampsmith as shown below. I stamped the sunflower and coloured it in with my Copics, then I carefully cut out all the petals with a good set of scissors. I call it my scissor-therapy time. Funny how I find it so relaxing to use cut out intricate designs. :)

Botanica Stamp Sheet
I hope you decide to play along in the fun with us this week. It's the middle of the month, so that means although we'd love to see your creations using at least one stamp from The Stampsmith. Upload your creation to the The Stampsmith Challenge blog for a chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate for The Stampsmith Shop from the lovely, Estelle! I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Reach for the Stars

I have some Lana Turner eye candy to share with you tonight. Lana was a definite star and I love this image of her. She looks as though she's looking to the stars, so I opted to pair this image with the sentiment, 'Reach for the Stars.' I made this card for a friend who just graduated and she's starting her life in the real world. So, Sarah, reach for the stars, the sky's the limit.

A little tip: I really love this lace, but it was a cream colour, so I simply used a sponge and applied black ink to make it the colour I wanted. Ta-da, black lace to match my project!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

TSC21: Use a Faux technique

I have a Christmas card to share with you that features the lovely, Grace by The Stampsmith. Grace is so lovely and can be purchased as a single photostamp.

For the current challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge, we'd like you to use a faux technique of your choice. For my sample card, I played with some 'alcohol inks' and created the background for Grace. My apologies for the blurry picture. My camera is dead and I can't seem to find my charging cable. So, I had to use my scanner and it wouldn't seem to pick up the detail from the alcohol ink technique.

For this challenge, although we'd love you to show us creations using stamps from The Stampsmith, you're free to use to stamps from any company to play along. The random winner will be announced on September 15th and will be awarded a gift certificate to The Stampsmith store to grow your collection. I hope you decide to play along in the fun! I look forward to seeing all the different techniques everyone chooses...

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