Wednesday, November 18, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Lacy Sunshine Stamps

I love this time of year when the air is getting brisk and the pretty decorations are getting put up around the homes everywhere.  I've been lovingly coloring up a storm with my Lacy Sunshine Digital Stamps in anticipation of my card making for Christmas.  The image I'm using today is called Rory's Christmas Presents-you can only find Rory images at Lacy Sunshine stamps as she was created by the talented Founder, Heather Valentin.  I just love her big-eyed look-there are many people that copy this look, but Lacy Sunshine is the original store!
I used some gorgeous ornament paper from Kaiserkraft, some soft blue glossy dot paper as a mat, and then a simple soft blue bow with a die cut of evergreen tucked underneath.  Simple but classy.
On the inside, I used some silver frosted snowflake paper and then, as I always do, finished it off with a sentiment.
Come over and check the store out here--Heather has a great discount sale going on with money saving discounts!

Monday, November 16, 2015

It's the last Hurrah at Sweet Pea Stamps- Come join us as a Thank You for all the good times!

 I'm sure that you have been following the "news" that as of the end of November, Sweet Pea Stamps will be closing their doors for good.  The last rubber will have been pressed, the wonderful artists will be moving on to other venues to showcase their creations, and our sweet, kind, courageous leader will have a more routine way of life and will be on the road to a healthier life style.  She took me in on her Design Team and I found a wonderful second home.  Lynette, I will always be grateful for the      time that I've spent here with you. 

We, the DT, wanted to make these last 2 challenges ALL about Thank Yous or a Thanksgiving theme.  Because we are so Thankful for being here on a regular basis!  I chose an image that I feel conveys my sadness for leaving called Into the Light by Karen Middleton.  I will always remember this image as one of my favorites as it was my very first attempt to color Black hair.  I love the color combination of blues and browns so have combined some weathered wood paper with some heritage style brown mat.  I love the sheerness of the taupe brown lace that I added at the side and added the circular die cut.  Inside is a verse that I think conveys my heartfelt feelings for this Digital & rubber stamp site-Sweet Pea Stamps leaves behind many happy customers and friends world wide.  It's great to know that Lynette's hard work saw such a Dream come true.  Please join us and let us see all YOUR Special projects!  We'd love to be inspired!  Signing off as an SPS Design Team Member,  Carolyn

It's Always Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion! The East Wind is the Sponsor this week!

This week at Craft Your Passion we are continuing with our theme, Always Anything Goes!  I'm sure many of you have Gorgeous Holiday cards or projects to show us.
This week, we are thrilled to have The East Wind as our sponsor and this image is called  Christmas Wreath with Sleepy Cats and Ribbons.  I put it on a 6x6 card, and used it on a Bo Bunny tree paper from their Sleigh Ride Collection.  There's a sentiment embellishment for the corner, pink pearl rope as an accent on the side and chunky white frantage over the whole thing!  I also used liquid pearl and silver gel pen for some bling.   I have just the perfect friend to give this kitty card to!
We can't wait to see your beautiful inspirations-the winner will get 3 images of choice from the East Wind store!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thanksgiving, a time to be Blessed at Lacy Sunshine Stamps

This is of course the month of Thanksgiving...being grateful for all that we and our loved ones have...of being Thankful for our Friends and Family.  Signs of Harvest and our nations' Bounty leave us very Blessed. 
This month, we at Lacy Sunshine Stamps welcome you all into our little homes, our "blogs", to share in this Fellowship and we share our projects that depict the Bounty of the country.
For my project, I chose Sunflower Indian  Maiden to use-one of a new Indian series that was created by the Founding Artist, Heather Valentin.  The beautiful details of her outfit, flowers, lovely facial expression makes her a real stunner.  I color my images with Copics and have included a recipe card to list them for your pleasure.  I just loved the use of a Kraft card blank to keep the total effect "natural".  I mixed that with some designer papers with a burlap weave and multiple-colored leaves-placed strips of the reverse of the leaf paper on the corners of the image.  It almost looks like beading don't you think?  I wrapped the mat with some hemp cording and added my own pewter sunflower charm.

On the inside of the card,I stamped a Thanksgiving verse, accented by many of the papers I already used.
THANK you for stopping by my home away from home.  We all hope each of our Lacy Sunshine family and friends will take a moment to be thankful for all the blessings that have been bestowed upon them.  Remember how lucky you are to have all that you have.  Come back and visit a little while longer!

Monday, November 2, 2015

We are so Thankful for Sweet Pea Stamps....It's a bittersweet month ahead

As I'm sure you may have heard, we will be only having 2 more One Sweet Challenge with this wonderful site, Sweet Pea Stamps, before Lynette closes the doors at the end of the month.  She has had such amazing artists and has been such a generous owner, she will be missed greatly.
So. It has been decided, very fittingly, that this month will be all about Thankfulness or  Thanksgiving.  With that in mind, I'm using an image called Thanksgiving by Regan Kubecek.  Loving the Fall colors, embossed shiny leaves, thick baker's twine, and an appropriate Stampin' Up sentiment.  On the inside I used the flip side of the leaf paper, an accent paper and a great Thanksgiving stamp. 
Every time I use this image, I will remember all the good times we, the Design Team, have had with SPS and our Challenges.  We hope that you will all want to take this final lap with us and get inspired with the creations on the Challenge.  Look forward to seeing you there.

Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion-Rick St. Dennis is the sponsor!

 At Craft Your Passion this week as always, It's Anything Goes and Rick St. Dennis has been gracious to be our sponsor!  I'm always in need of Get Well cards so I'm using the image called It's All About Balance.  What an adorable clown to cheer a person up!
I used an oldie but goodie paper called Purple Sponged from Paper Pizazz.  Then used a technique I recently learned that gives a bubble effect to the background color.  The clown is colored with copics and I added a Stampin' Up sentiment and my favorite accents-buttons.  I finished the inside up with some complimentary paper and Best Wishes stamp. 
I hope that we'll see your creations on our challenge-the winner gets 2 single images from Rick's store!  What fun!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Fall is more than Falling Leaves at Lacy Sunshine-Featuring Rory

 I love the smell of Fall- cool nights, gorgeous leaves, crisp sunshine filled days and decorating with Scarecrows, oats, corn's a great time to send a card made with the many Autumn images from Lacy Sunshine Stamps!  The one I'm using on this one is called Scarecrow Rory and I've put the recipe card of the copics that I used to color her on this post.  Using a great leaf paper from The Paper Studio, I double matted the image and added a super big button with seed pod sprays.  I plan to use these on a lot of my cards!  Using a trick of a Design Team member, I colored in the background and then used a Qtip dipped in alcohol to daub the coloring.  Where you leave it on the color creates a washed out effect-can't wait to try this again! On the inside, I matted in layers with fall colors and textures.  The perfect stamp brought this card all together and I love the finished look.