Thursday, March 7, 2024

It's Springtime over at All Dressed Up Stamps!

  People that know me well, know that I can't wait to get out in my Iris and Daylily plants that I raise at my home in Dirty Gloves Gardens.  It's getting warmer outside and some days are sunny-I am using the New Release image "Garden Wheel Barrow" from All Dressed Up Stamps on my card.  I actually have a wheel barrow that is loving used to cart dirt, plants, hoes, weed eaters, etc. around my gardens and it is Turquoise also!  I decided to make this one a little "rustic" by using my copics- color matched what I was imagining perfectly!  Then I used a newly acquired Arched die that has scallops and stitches and cut a "window" showing my world.  This paper was a great fix as it was printed with blue-green-yellow sections rising vertically-Just what I needed to indicate sky-grass-flower areas.  After I did a lot of Fancy Cutting to the images, I used some Zig glue to reach the tiny spots and angled it into the arch.  I LOVE how it just "moves" out of the background-the shadows also help with that .

There are so many cute images in the ADU shop for Spring time if you're getting the "Bug".  We also have a new Monthly Challenge using an ADU image coming up on March 15th--it's a great way to win some Images from our In House Artist Wendy Burns..  We can't wait for you to inspire us.  Thanks for Stopping by!


Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Valentine's Day Celebration images at All Dressed Up Stamps!

It's almost time for Valentine's Day celebrations and the Design Team at All Dressed Up Stamps wants to share with you some of our 💗 creations!
For my card, I'm using image "Love to Knit" (see the heart she's working on) and it couldn't be more appropriate for me. This will be going to my dear daughter for Valentine's Day -she learned to knit in 2019 when she made me knitted caps to wear during my cancer treatments and around the house. My head was so cold without my hair and even when I got peach fuzz! She's making some more now for her cousin who's has had a re-occurrence and for some of the treatment centers around the area. Sorry to ramble on-I'm pretty proud of her ❤  I did additional stamping on the image using a couple of stamps from my stash and fancy cut a cluster of flowers from the leftover background paper. Placed it on dimensional dots and added a ribbon.
I'm hoping you will all join in our Challenge that starts the 15th of the month for a chance to win some images!  We'd love to be inspired by your creations!


Friday, December 15, 2023

Sleding at Christmastime at All Dressed Up Stamps

 It's our last Challenge of 2023 at All Dressed Up Stamps and this is the card I made in anticipation of that, using the image "Sledging Fun".  (We say Sleding, the British say Sledging) Whichever way you say it, it means FUN!.  Coloring her and her deer in Christmas Colors, I used the curve of the snowbank behind her to add some paper-piecing. 

Using some paper from The Paper Studio with snowflakes, I die cut each piece and then aligned them up-I love the effect! 

The sentiment is from my stash.  As a finishing touch. I flecked white acrylic paint over the card using my fan brush.

The Design Team will be taking the month of January off  for a break but can't wait to see you again in February for more fun and new images!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Monday, December 11, 2023

A Bit of Christmas Cheer from All Dressed Up Stamps


 The ole' Stomach Flu came recently and went from our house this year and kept me from posting this New Release from All Dressed Up Stamps.  It's called Feed the Birds and I just adore it!! 

Using some new background paper from HL by The Paper Studio which is stunning, my A6 card was all ready for the Star of the show, my ADU image.  My Mom and I LOVED Cardinal birds and always feed them so this was a perfect image. I paired it with a Merry Christmas banner die I cut from Kraft paper.  All were edged using Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Pretty soon it will be time for the Dressy Team of
Designers to launch our December Monthly Challenge on the 15th.  We love to see all your inspiration and there are so many different images in the shop you could win! 

Please join us!

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Festive Ideas over at All Dressed Up November Challenge!

 For the Challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps this month, I was able to use the beautiful image, "Angel Wings".  I love how feminine, soft and "Angelic!" she is-was a dream to color.

I used a piece of light yellow Mulberry paper - ya'll remember using that back in the day?- placed over a medium tone of blue paper.  This was so you could see the swirls of the fibers-made me think that the breezes in Heaven would be like these...I elevated her using dimensional dots for some depth.  I used Liquid Pearls, Nova Dots, and Stickles for her Crown and Blue Epoxy Dots for accents. For the inside, another sentiment on pine cone paper which I colored random cones and pine needles for interest. 
We would love to see everyone join in our monthly Challenge and inspire us with your projects!  These are individually voted on, not a random draw, and you could win some images for your creating!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Thanks, Carolyn


Tuesday, November 7, 2023

New Release of Christmas Images at All Dressed Up Stamps


This is the New Release for November from All Dressed Up Stamps-I'm using the image 
It's perfect for the Holidays!  
Thought I'd try and use one of my pre-scored Slimline Blanks so that I could use a new
Stamp with the "designed" trees as a background!  It worked perfectly- I just colored different shades of green with my copics.  I reduced the size of this cutie stamp so that it would fit but, as the 
images from ADU are digital that was an easy process.
I used dimensional dots to elevate the image for a shadow effect.  The Ho Ho Ho sentiment was also part of the clear acrylic stamp so Bonus!  A little bit of Posca white ink splattered on the card was a great snowy effect. The inside of the card was finished with a beautiful woodgrain effect paper and stamped with a perfect sentiment.



Friday, September 22, 2023

It's PUMPKIN PICKIN' time at All Dressed Up Stamps!!!

It's Pumpkin Pickin' Time in Illinois right now and we are knee deep in those gorgeous orange Globes!  Over at All Dressed Up Stamps, I got the privilege of using the digital image, Tractor Boy  on my card this week!  It truly depicts our life right now!  

I used Copic markers, Wink of Stella-Silver, and some paint markers to create this cute design.  I matted the image and used some designer paper with pumpkins on it.  There are many Seasonal images in the ADU Shop to make your special cards "come to life".  Check them out-our Resident Artist, Wendy Burns, is amazing and is sure to make you smile!