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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CPS 276



Hey There! Hope you're all having a great week! This is the last week that Stampotique is Sponsoring the CPS challenges in July, so I thought I'd squeak in just one more image that is perfect for making clean and simple cards! This 3 girls stamp has the sentiment on the image itself, which is perfect!

In order to add a touch more texture to the card, I stamped this tiny starfish tone on tone onto the card base. The Magic Mesh (a VERY old embellishment!) adds to the beach theme I think and these ancient metal embellies from SU complete the look.

For Ink, I used Stephanie Barnard for Colorbox (Chocolate). I LOVE the depth of colour that I achieve with my Colorbox Inks and have pretty much abandoned my former fave ink for the Colorbox line!

Be sure to head on over to the CPS blog to see the sketch and play along with the challenge

Happy Stamping!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CPS 275


Hey There!!! Hope you're all enjoying your summer. I know I've been quiet on my blog lately and I'm hoping to be a little more active in the next little while. Here's my CPS Card for today. Stampotique is sponsoring the challenge for the month of July and you KNOW that they have some of my FAVE FAVE FAVE images! Great Moon and Chessy! Carol and Jim also carry these fun ADAGE Tickets by Tim Holtz. I Stamped the Moon onto white cardstock, then I masked the image and sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.....Lavendar and Concord. I Coloured the Moon and Chessy with my Touch Markers by Shinhan arts. I very loosely coloured this image with little blend as I wanted a Cartoonish messy look! 
Here's my colour Map!



If you want to play along with the sketch feel free and be sure to post your project on the 


Wanted to share a couple of Pictures of my New Do!!! Needed a pick me up..... I {heart} how you transformed me Mellissa! Thanks a bunch!






Happy Stamping!



Thursday, July 19, 2012

Impression Obsession Fly Away Challenge and Blog Hop!



Today we're not only sharing some of the gorgeous new Impression Obsession Stamps, we're also playing the Fly Away Challenge. You can get all the details for the challenge over at the Impression Obsession Blog today, along with links to the creative designers that are sharing their art.

I adore this beautiful Bird Collage 4 image. I can see so much potential with this stamp. Unlike my Spooky Bird card from earlier in the week, I wanted to create something rather elegant. To do this I stamped the image three times using these awesome new cats eye stacks from colorbox. The base layer and the leaf layer were stamped with the twist stack, the pretty rose with the heritage stack. I really  love the saturation of ink that you get with these cut little pads! I layered each section with dimensional dots to give the card a three dimensional effect. Border Punches by Martha Stewart Crafts and EK Success were used to create the top and side borders and I used tone on tone layers to achieve what I think is an elegant effect! Tiny half pearls finish off the card nicely I think!

Hope you're inspired by the projects that you see on the hop today!

Happy Stamping!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Here's another peek of the newest stamps available at Impression Obsession as part of the Summer Release.  What do you think of Jingle the Elf? I think he's pretty darned cute all coloured up with my Touch Markers by Shinan Arts. additionally I used the Large Mitten Border and this elegant Happy Holiday's sentiment. If you've been hopping with us all week, you'll know that there's some prizes up for grabs for those that leave comments on the blogs each day. To get the full details and to find out who's playing in the hop, be sure to head on over to the Impression Obsession Blog!

I'll leave you with a colour map and good luck in the draw!!!



Happy Stamping!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Impression Obsession Blog Hop and CPS 274!



Another day of peeks from the Impression Obsession CHA Release and I combined it with this weeks CPS Sketch. My card Features this sweet Word Tree Stamp and the Gingham Cover a Card Background

We are celebrating right along with those attending CHA in IL this week too.  We will be awarding one $25 Gift Certificate each day this week, plus an extra one on Friday.  The new stamps will be in the on-line store to make it even more fun. 
The DT line-up for today is below:
Here are the details for you to be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate drawings:
  • A Gift Certificate Drawing will be held every day and an extra one on Friday.
  • To be eligible to win each day leave a comment on the blog for each participating DT member. 
  • Posts are closed for each day at 10 p.m. for that day's drawing.
  • The winners will be announced in the post for the next day.
  • To be eligible to win on the extra drawing Friday you must have commented on each DT blog participating on each day (Monday through Friday).  Posts closed at 10 p.m.
  • (You can go back and catch up on comments to be eligible for the 5 day drawing on Friday.)
  • If you have any questions please ask by emailing me.  My email is near the top of the right-hand sidebar.
As mentioned above, winners will be shopping with the new stamps already in the on-line store.  So join us for the week and have fun every day.
Fly Away Challenge
Our "Fly Away Challenge" is still scheduled for July 19, so create your card for Thursday too!  Hope to see you here tomorrow for Day Two!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

I have a second quick and easy card i'd like to share with you today too, using this fun sentiment!






Here's  the CPS Sketch if you'd like to play along!
Monday, July 16, 2012

Impression Obsession Week long Blog Hop featuring CHA peeks!



When I first saw these fun bird images, by Dina, I automatically thought of the Alfred Hitchcock movie, The Birds~ I know the birds will be also perfect for simple and elegant cards, but my macabre sense of humour took me there~ I created this simple card with the two new bird images and fun Hallowe'en sentiment, that will be released at CHA this week~

Impression is celebrating the release with a week long blog hop. To see all the details of the hop, please head over to the Impression Obsession blog to check it out~

See you tomorrow with another peek!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CPS 273 teams up with Stampotique Originals



Hi All! Long time no see.....I've been stamping "sluggish" lately, but hoping to share more fun creations with you as I gradually get my mojo back!

Here's my very simple CPS card for today, using this fun Altered Hello stamp from Stampotique Originals, a company who's stamps are close to my heart, along with the owners of the Company, Jim and Carol Ramsey. Stampotique is sponsoring the challenges for the month of July. You really need to head over to the CPS blog to check out the samples and the fun sketch for the week~

The DP that I used is from the Echo Park Hello Summer Collection. I get mine at Scrapping Great Deals. The only other thing I want to mention is that I made the small leaf embellishment with my small oval punch. It's so easy! You just punch the oval, fold it in half lengthwise. While still fold it, create some diagonal folds to create "veins". Unfold and add some coordinating ink...easy peasy

The inks I used are Banana, Cornflower and Bubblegum-Stephanie Barnard, by Colorbox. 

Happy Stamping~
Sunday, July 8, 2012

Impression Obsession CHA Sneaky Peeks!



So excited to be sharing some sneak peeks this week from Impression Obsession. IO will be at CHA Chicago this week with some gorgeous new images! This adorable giraffe is one of them! I would imagine that they will be up on the website soon~

As for the rest of the card, I used this fun cover a card Passport Stamps background stamped in Stephanie Barnard Chocolate Ink by Colorbox. Additionally, I used this fun Dream sentiment and the absolutely adorable Bare Tree Die. I finished off the card with a punched border and some sponging with some Tim Holtz Straw distress ink. Be sure to check back all week for more sneak peeks and head over to the IO blog to see who has new samples for you each day!

Happy Stamping!
Thursday, July 5, 2012

Just a little note.....




I made this card for someone who inspires me. She is fighting a battle with breast cancer, yet she continues to remain strong and positive, smiling and enjoying each day. I know that she is going to win this battle and pray for strength and good health for her. Keep up the good fight girl!




Supplies: Touch Twin Markers by Shinhan Arts
CS-Stampin' Up!
Stamps-Heart on a String Jolinne by MFT
Glitter on Ballon-SmoochGlitz by Colorbox
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

CPS 272


Happy Tuesday! Hope those of you here in Canada had a fabulous weekend! For those of you in The United States, I wish you a Happy Independence Day. Have a fun and safe holidy

Just wanted to share my CPS card for you, which also showcases the latest release from The Stamps of Life, Crayons2stamp. Crayons to stamp~Awesome!!! I love Stamping Crayons!!! I used to love colouring when I was a little girl. I still remember getting fresh new crayons in my stocking each year. I'd open them up and breathe in the waxy aroma!!! Imagine my elation when the came out with a 104 box with a built in sharpner!!!! That was like winning the lottery!!! What was your favourite colour? Mine was sky blue pink!!

I LOVE this sketch from CPS! I'm sure that i'll make more cards with this one!

To play along in the CPS challenge, head on over to the CPS blog to see the sketch and the DT's fabulous creations!

Happy Stamping