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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Featured Stamper Sunday



How is your Sunday going? It's a lovely day here and I have plans to get a little yard work done, but this morning I was in a crafty mood and decided to play along with the Featured Stampers Challenge
I coloured the Cuddle Bunny Stamp with Copic Markers. The sentiment is from the More Basic Greeting Clear set. This is a great sentiment set and I use it quite often.

I found this pretty Designer Paper called Hearts Ease from Couture Creation.

Lastly, I added some pearls as I cased Kelli's design. You can see her card HERE.
I ought to get off the computer now and get outside while the sun shines!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday Designer Challenge-You take the cake!


Good Morning!!!

This week, we're having a cake eating contest....whooops, I mean a Cake challenge over at Impression Obsession Stamps!

There is nothing better to look at and eat, than a pretty cake!!

I kept my card simple this week and used one set to create my card.


I coloured my image with Copic Markers. I added some white gel pen accents and of course some glitter for added pizzazle!!!! Every cake needs a little sparkle!


Let's see your Cake Creations!

Be sure to load up your creation on the IO Blog
One player will be selected for a $25.00 gift certificate!

and of course, don't forget to check out the DT Creations!



XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Technique Junkies, Oldies but Goodies Wednesday!


Today is Oldie's but goodies day at Technique Junkie Stamps! I have a coupon code if you'd like to shop!

I used my misti to stamp a light Floral background using the Contemporary Floral stamp

I sponged some pool party and old olive in to create the look of sky and grass.

I stamps the Flamingo in Flamingo Ink and added in the dark elements with a marker.

The Flamingo Stamp is one stamp with the sentiment, thus the handiness of the Misti which  you can also purchase HERE in the TJ store.

Lastly, I added a few flowers just for good measure!

Here's a coupon code just for you!




XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bring your own Sunshine


Good Morning!!

I up WAYYYYYYY early this morning. That isn't such a bad thing as I will be back to work in two weeks, so I better get myself into an earlier morning routine!

I crafted this card for yesterday's Clean and Simple challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was "raise up". I mounted both the main image and the umbrella on dimensional tape to meet the challenge, as well as adding the flowers to coordinate with the paper piecing on the umbrella and the band of paper.

What ABOUT this paper? Delicious!!!! It is from the Rose Quartz collection from Prima! Stay tuned for some more creations with this gorgeous line!

I showed you the sentiment from this stamp on my last post, now this is the stamp in its entirety.

Isn't it adorable? It's called Bring Your Own Sunshine. I think it's so pretty and I can see a lot of use in the future.
I love the sentiment. I aim to live my life that way; to look at the positive. Even when life deals you a snowball ( you know, the hard packed one with a big rock in it?) If you can change your perspective a tiny bit and look for the positive it may ease your burdens a little. Doesn't mean the snowball might not catch you square in the chin, but if you look at the bright side, you didn't lose an eye!

I stamped my image onto white cardstock and then ran it through the oval die, leaving the image in the die until I sponged pool party ink on. That's what left the fun white border.

I coloured the boots with Copic Marker and added a slash of white gel pen as a highlight.

Lastly, I added some fine raindrops by using my glue pen and some glitter!!! 

I assembled my card and added the little flowers!!!

Speaking of little flowers, we have ONE, yes ONE lonely daffodil in the garden~
IT did make me smile however; a good indication that summer's on its way!!!




I hope you have a MOST amazing day!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Technique Junkies April Challenge


Good Morning!!! 

Are you all ready for Easter?
I have some exciting news to share

I was offered a spot on the Technique Junkies Stamps Design Team.

I'm really excited to be a part of the team and hone up on my stamping techniques!!!

TJ stamps has a new monthly challenge commencing this month with the TYE DYE circles challenge.  You can find the link to the original tutorial HERE or you can check out all the rules for the challenge and Jeanne's step by step instructions HERE

I was really excited to get my start up package of stamps earlier this week and just knew that  the Contemporary Floral background stamp would be perfect for this challenge.




For my Tye dye technique card, I started with Pool Party Ink, then added Dapper Denim and finished up with Elegant Eggplant ink. I used my aquapainter brust to soften out the edges. I then watered down a little eggplant ink to add some splatters to fill in the white space a bit. I thought it needed a touch more, so I added some black and white paint flecks to compliment the white space and to coordinate with the black in the sentiment.

and now...... for the Stamping!!!!!!

I used my MISTI to achieve the effect I wanted with this card.

1. Ink up the Contemporary Fall background stamp in Pool Party and stamp it onto the background.
2. Wait a few minutes to be sure the ink is dry.
3. Clean the stamp and add touches of versamark to the image here and there, making sure not to        
    cover the entire background.
4. Sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and heat.
5. Press the inkpad into the lid to get a small pool of ink.
6. Add a touch of water to thin it out a bit.
7. Take a toothbrush (preferably not the one you are currently using. Ha!) and pick up the ink into the
    brush. I like to use another paintbrush handle to tap on the toothbrush handle to release the ink.
8. I used the same process with black and white acrylic paint to splatter.

Lastly, I added in the sentiment. It comes from the Bring your own Sunshine stamp. It is a singular stamp, but again by using the Misti, I was able to only colour on the sentiment portion of the stamp with black marker to capture the sentiment



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I also have something SUPER EXCITING to share with all of you!

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That's all for today!!!!!
XX's and Oh's

-Vicki~~



Friday, April 7, 2017

Festive Friday


Good Morning!

Are you all ready for the weekend? Hoping that the weather is better so that we can really confirm that Spring has sprung!

I think this is my Favourite Festive Friday Stamp to date AND it meets my requirements for mailing~~

Mitra has released some new dies over at Impression Obsession.

I used these Scribble Circles to create this abstract snowman.

I used the hat from the Snowman set. I trimmed the bottom of the hat to follow the line of the smallest scribble circle.

In behind, I created a snowy background using the grunge  wash stamp. Yep, that's the same background that I used on my coffee card yesterday.

Finally I stamped the Christmas Comes Anew stamp in black to balance out the hat!

Last, but certainly not least =, I added some sparkles with Cosmic Twinkles.

Hope you likey!!!

xx's and oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge


Good Morning!

Have you had your Coffee yet?

Our challenge today is called Coffee, Tea or me~

I created this fun card using the following sets:


Be sure to load your creation onto the IO Blog for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate~

And of course, don't forget to check out the DT creations:



XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~