Monday, October 5, 2015

Sweet Pea Stamps One Sweet Challenge wants to see Fall Colors

At One Sweet Challenge this week, We'd like to see any of your Fall creations or something appropriate for All Souls Day!  I'm really getting into the cooler nights that we're having here in Illinois.  I love Fall as long as I can see the beautiful changing colors of the leaves!
This image is in the Sweet Pea Stamps Store and is called Forgiveness by Karen Middleton.  She is one of the talented artists that you can find in the Store-they carry both rubber stamps and digitals.
I used this beautiful Fall colored paper from the Graphic 45 French Country Collection series- Deja Vu. On the inside, I used the reverse side of the paper-love doing that because you have complimentary colors and patterns.  I was lucky to have a wonderful array of flowers that match perfectly!  AND was able to use 2 stick pins to tuck into the floral group!

We hope to see Your creations soon at this 2 week challenge-you Always inspire us.  Thanks for looking!

Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion-Featuring Sami Stamps!

 Sami Stamps is a new sponsor for us at Craft Your Passion and I just ADORE this cute image called Warm Love.  She's such a fresh look and perfect for those more modern Christmas cards.
I added some turquoise glitter ribbon, some glittered paper flowers in lavenders, turquoise, a snowflake die cut, and some great flat glittered leaves from a bunch I found at Hobby Lobby.  Don't ever be afraid to think outside of the box!  It always seems to take me forever to get through stores like HL because I'm always looking to see how I could use the items on my cards.  I recently got a set of acrylic Christmas stamps from KKS that had beautiful verses  on them-as you can see here.
Our Challenges are always Anything Goes so please come and you could be the winner of a $12 gift card for the Sami Stamps store!  WooHoo!

Monday, September 21, 2015

It's a SPOOKY Halloween theme at One Sweet Challenge with Sweet Pea Stamps!

It's time again for some fun , kind-of Spooky Halloween cards at One Sweet Challenge by Sweet Pea Stamps!  I chose Vampire with Cat by Molly Harrison.  She's one of the many talented artists that share their talents at Sweet Pea Stamps.  This month's theme is either Halloween or a creation with Purple/Green/Orange or Black on it. 
The back mat is an amazing black glitter paper in black by The Paper Studio. (You can see an orange backdrop glitter page in the background of my picture.)  I have this great cobweb design paper and some embellies that are theme appropriate!  The star of the show is this wonderful image.  I'm having fun experimenting with colored hair and find I'm loving it!  Just step out of your comfort zone and try it!  I put a purple patterned paper behind her to mat the image. Had a little fun on the inside with some quirky skeleton heads and a great stamp along with a cardstock sticker.  I hope you will come and join us at our challenge-we'd love to see the creations you come up with!

Crafty Sentiments is the sponsor of Anything Goes over at Craft Your Passion!

It's been soo long since I've done a Baby card but with this image from Crafty Sentiments, it just inspired me to whip one up!  These little bears, called A Gentle Touch, looked so cute just sitting there!  We have some great sponsors for Craft Your Passion's bi-monthly Anything Goes Challenges and Crafty Sentiments sure didn't let us down this week.  I used several layers of colored dots to try and create fluffs of fur.  Then off-set the mat patterned paper so that I could use some flower gems with rhinestone centers for both the side and the center of the sheer bow.  Then in the inside I used a teddy bear patterned paper with a sheer vellum sentiment so all you have to do is all your own touches.  Hope you will play along with us this week!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Create a Scene with Lacy Sunshine-The Beasties are coming out to play!

 Lurking in the spooky mind of Heather Valentin, the creator and artist at Lacy Sunshine, comes 2 creatures for Halloween-her favorite time of the year.  Shown here on my "Create a Scene" project are Phantom Beastie and Wilbur Werewolf Beastie.
As you can see, I chose to make an easel card-laying flat, it just shows just the Phantom with his red mat, cobwebs on a spider web paper.  But when you bend him, up springs Wilbur Beastie, who's attached to a folded tab, making his grand entrance.  On the Phantom's eyes, I put diamond glaze to make them look watery but when I took the picture, the reflection made it look like he had white dots everywhere.  So on the inside, I again used the cobweb paper with cheesecloth to look like webbing but I added some moss so that it would look like the ground in a cemetery-just simply glued on with some thick product.  Hope you like these spooky creatures-beware of them especially on All Hallows Eve when they might come out and play!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bubbles Halloween from Lacy Sunshine Stamps and is Adorable for the Fall!

I'm so thrilled to use the Bubbles Halloween image from the Lacy Sunshine store on my card this week-She's so adorable as are all the other Spooky or cute images found there!  I especially like her "googily eyes" that are bobbing on her head!  I just love how she's coming up from inside the pumpkin.
I've had this gorgeous wide grosgrain ribbon in orange and black that I keep especially for Halloween time, added some cardstock pieces and die cuts to finish the card.  On the inside, I've used this eerie lt. blue paper with some images of spiders on it, a sentiment from my stash and some more cardstock embellishments.  Thanks for looking!  Take a run through the Store for your every needs!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

2 Cute Ink Freebie from their Newsletter-Too Cute to Spook!

I'm using an image called Pumpkin Cookie that I got as a Freebie by "subscribing" to the 2 Cute Ink Newsletter.  Heidi has a new image each month for you to play with and I course she wants to see all your creations!  I put this cutie on a square card base with some crazy bat paper from my stash, matted the image, added a sheer ribbon and spooky tree die cut.  If you look close at the ground around the pumpkin, you'll see that I scattered some Spice Frantage, heated it from underneath with my heat gun and then finished off the top with heat for some shine!  Inside the card is some great spider web paper from Graphic 45 along with a cardstock sticker.
Be watching the 2 Cute Ink for the upcoming Challenge on September 14th and ever two weeks from then on.  Come join us and let us see your creations!  Meanwhile, sign up for the newsletter so you can get the next freebie!