Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dreameaver Stencils Thursday Color Challenge

Its the last day f the month and coincidentally the last Thursday of the month which means you have one more week left in this month's Dreamweaver Stencils Color Challenge of Black and White with a pop or Graduation!  Be sure to come by the DWS blog to see all the details and to play along with us!

For today's card I used the brand new Daisy Background Stencil embossed with White Glossy Paste on black cardstock.  After the paste was dry I added Gold Star Alcohol ink to the centers of the daisies with a precision point q-tip for my pop!

The sentiment was done in white glossy paste using the Birthday Words stencil.  Ribbons are from Michael's ans Stampin' Up! Cardstock by PTI.

While you're at it be sure to check in on the rest of the Dream Team this week:

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Little Shop of Horrors Rio

 Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great long weekend.  We spent yesterday grilling out then went to see Battleship.  The rest of my weekend was spent under a DT crunch, and its stuff I can't show you til July, but I can't wait to share!

In the meantime I have another card from the latest Simply B Stamps Miss Rio Collection.  Here's Little Shop of Horrors Rio.  Isn't she a hoot!  Love the skellie flowers and steampunky hat!

Here's a closer look at her.  I used my favorite old Halloween paper collection from Bo Bunny for this one :)

Be sure to check in on our fabulous Simply B Stamps and Make it Crafty Collaboration and blog hop coming soon!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy Friday!

Welcome back to another new Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge!  This week our challenge is to create a Thank You card or project, and we all know you can never have enough of those lying around!

Just a few things to keep in mind as you play....
Please remember to use digital images ONLY for the challenge.
~You don't have to use SNS digi images to play along but we sure do love when you do!
~Please share a link to your creation using the Linky feature at the end of the SNSDC post. If the link feature is down, please add a link with your comment.
~When uploading to online galleries, please use keywordSNSDC55.

Ddd you see all the new May releases last week during our Blog Hop? If not check out the What's New section in the SNSS store!  I used the new Baseball Rhubarb for my card today.  I think he is just soooo precious and what a cute thank you card he would make for your child's T-ball coach.

My papers ca,e from Joy Ride by Cosmo Cricket and the jumbo zig zag die cut is by MFT.  The setiment for Rubard is also a digi stamp from SNSS, its part of the set Many Thanks.

And here's the list of the Spectrum Noir colors that I used:

And don't miss all the other creations from the rest of the DT:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday Challenge

Is it Thursday again already?  WOW! May has just flown by!  Along with May comes lots of graduations and you may already know that Dreamweaver Stencils is focusing on Graduations (or Black & White) for this months challenge.  You stil have 2 whole weeks to play along.  For today I was out of Black and white mojo so I'm pulling up one you've seen before that fits the challenge and showing you another new something too :)

This is one I created a few months back and its still one of my favs using Art Nouveau background and   Blossom stencil.  And below is not really black and white but some black and teal metal dry embossed with Pinwheel Checkerboard on the metal.  The metal and the black behind it were cut with Lifestyle Crafts Pennants die.

Be sure to head to the DWS blog to enter our challenge and then drop in to the other DT's blogs and see what they have for you this week:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Rio Collection from Simply B Stamps

We were planning on releasing the Rio Collection of images next week at Simply B Stamps , but with Betty being out of action, that's left the Simply B Stamp Store in the hands of Miss Rio and Suzi!  So they thought you might all want to have some new images to play along with over the weekend.  So we decided to release the Rio Collection today instead of waiting any longer.

I have a few cards for you today...first up is Victorian Christmas Rio...

I just love the juxtaposition of the Victorian clothing and the bats on her gift!  So Betty, or should I say so Rio?  I had the lovely pleasure of meeting this crazy sweetheart in January!   I used a Christmas paper line from First Edition paper out of the UK for this one and added some black net from May Arts.  Coloring done with my speccies.

Next is Rock 'n' Roll Rio picking up the fun colors of this old paper by DCWV out of my stash.  My layouts are pretty CAS today, trying to get these done for Miss Betty Boo as quickly as possible with the Fast Release.

And finally here's my fav...Victorian Summer Rio using shades of Brown Gray and papers from Fancy Pants.

All of these awesome images were drawn by the one and only Betty Roberts, she is one talented lady that's for sure.  You can get your hands on them over in the Simply B Stamps Store, right now. So What you waiting for? 

Also available in store you'll find the Steampunk Evermore Collection of Rubberstamps, so you might want to order one or two of those whilst your shopping, afterall you'll save on postage in the long run, cos you know you want them too!

Keep your eyes peeled over the weekend, as we'll have more cards featuring the Rios to share with you from the rest of the DT.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge and Blog Hop!

It is time for another Sweet `n Sassy Digi Challenge, but today we are very excited to add something more!
The Sweet `n Sassy Digi Challenge ladies are bringing you a Fun Blog Hop for our May Digi Release!!

While you're hopping, be sure to leave some love on each of the blog hop posts…One of the ladies below is a mystery blogger and she will be picking a random winner from the comments on her blog post!!

The winning prize will be the whole May Digi Release!! (The winner will be announced at SNS Digi Challenge Blog on Friday, May 25th.)

And now for today's challenge: 
Recipe Challenge
One ribbon, Two gems and Three different colors (plus neutrals)

Just a few things to keep in mind as you play....
Please remember to use digital images ONLY for the challenge.
~You don't have to use SNS digi images to play along but we sure do love when you do!
~Please share a link to your creation using the Linky feature at the end of this post. If the link feature is down, please add a link with your comment.
~When uploading to online galleries, please use keyword SNSDC54.

I used the new Cocoa's Block for my image and colored her in coral, turquoise , and green using my Spectrum Noir markers.  I pulled my three colors from the One Fine Day paper by 3 Bugs in a Rug that I used on my card.  My 2 gems are from Bazzill, ricrac ribbon from Close to My Heart.

Now, Here is the blog hop list for to see May Digi Release-Recipe Challenge creations...

Every card you enter into our challenges throughout May, you will get one entry to be eligible for winning 3 digis of your choice from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps store. Plus, if your card is used SNSS digi stamps, it will be two entries!! Be sure to play along every week... The more you play and/or use SNS digis, the more chances you get to win!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday

Its time for another round of our Black/white or graduation challenge at the Dreamweaver Stencils Challenge Blog.  I chose again to do the black and white theme with a pop of color.

I used LL588 Dragon stencil and the double glitter technique using Black, Cherry Red, Crystal Multi, and Tigerlily glitters from Stampendous.  I have found the hard way that the best double sided sticky paper comes from Dreamweaver Stencils...and don't forget the coconut soap!

My background paper is from the Konnichiwa collection by Basic Grey which I stamped with the Bamboo set from Stampendous (retired but still available in some LSS) in AGed Black Embossing Enamel.

Be sure to hop over to the DWS blog to join us this month, and don't forget to check out what the rest of the Dream Team created for you this week and leave them some love :)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Simply B Stamps Blog Hop!

Its Release day and a Blog Hop for the new Teen Scene Summer fun collection from Simply B Stamps today!  If you arrived here from Leila's blog then you are right on track, if not hop back to the SBS blog to start at the beginning!

First up is sweet little Jude as Skull Caste Jude.  What other type of castle would Betty's kids build, KWIM??  My papers are from Summer Soul collection by Fancy Pants.

And this is Sun Hat Betty Munster!  She is headed off to the beach for a day in the sun :)  Papers for this one are also the SUmmer Soul collection.

OK, from here head to Lea's blog, but read the wheels and deals below first!  And if you got lost, here's the hop order.

 SBS Blog

Buy all eight new  rubber stamps for $54 ($67.92 regular price): Summer54
Any six new rubber stamps for $40  ($50.94 regular price): Summer40
Any three new rubber stamps for $13.00 ($16.98 regular price): Summer 13

Digis are also available until Sunday, they will be available only in rubber once taken down Sunday night at 11:59PM PST.

Thank you all for joining us on the hop, a winner from each of the DT gals' blog will be chosen to win an image from the comments left on their blogs, I will announce the winners tomorrow along with a new Limited Time Digi release!

Sweet 'n Sassy Friday

 Happy Friday!  Its time for another challenge from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Digi Challenge blog and this week we want to see some feminine cards!  We would love for you to play along with us...

Just a few things to keep in mind as you play.... 
Please use digital images ONLY for the challenge.
~You don't have to use SNS digi images to play along but we sure do love when you do!

~When uploading to online galleries, please use keyword SNSDC53.

For my card I chose sweet Rainy Day Bethany Bunny digi stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps  as my image.  She is so adorable I couldn't wait to color her matching polka dot umbrella and wellies :)  I pulled out some new paper from Little Yellow Bicycle called Hello Spring.  The layout for my card uses Korin's sketch for this weeks Split Coast Stampers card sketch challenge.

Bethany was colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I just LOVE the pink combos!

OK, thats it for now but be sure to hop back over at 3pm EST for the Simply B Stamps blog hop!  I am almost done with the moving process and hope to be back on a normal blogging schedule finally!

Challenge List:
Pile It On: Fairytales, Fantasy, and Daydreams
Creative Craft Challenge: anything goes
Make it Monday: linky party

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dreamweaver Thursday

Good morning!  Its still a Black and White with a pop of color challenge at Dreamweaver Stencils this week...but mine is hard to see that its B/W.  I dry embossed the black background with the Waves and Dots stencil then went over that with white Picket Fence Distress stain.

The guitar...a NEW stencil coming soon to a store near you... was embossed with Glossy black paste then after that was dry I rubbed Glacier Metallic FX  over the paste with a stencil brush.  AFter that was set I added the white accents to the guitar with a gel pen.  The Dream sentiment is a chipboard piece from DCWV.

Be sure to hop over to the DWS blog and play along with us this month!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Beach Time Chris Munster

I'm back!  Its been a crazy week of packing, moving, organizing, and cleaning!  I had to sneak some crafty time in tonight because my hubby has been a slave driver!  So...I finally have a peek for you of Beach Time Chris Munster from the new Teen Scene Summer Fun collection from Simply B Stamps.  Peeks are going on all week at the SBS blog so hop over and see what you've missed.  Blog Hop and release are this Friday!

I colored Chris with my new Spectrum Noir markers (Blog launch will be sometime later this week we hope!!) and then ached him up to the summery paper from We R Memory Keepers.

I also pulled out some American Crafts foam stickers for my sentiment...that bird reminds me of Nemo, so I couldn't hel the title :)

Here's the speccies I used for him:

My layout for the card uses this weeks sketch challenge from Deconstructing Jen.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Digi Challenge!

I have exciting news to share with you today that I’ve been holding for weeks now… I will be joining the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps DigiChallenge Design Team!  I’ve been secretly admiring some of Korin’s images for a while now and was thrilled to be asked to join!

This week our challenge is your favorite holiday and mine is Halloween hands down.   Since I didn’t have a Halloween image I thought I would color Opal Owl from Sweet ‘n’ SassyStamps in some fun bright Halloween colors to match this old Doodlebug paper.  I just love this adorable large owl and he was easy-peasy to color with my new Speccies!

My card is pretty CAS today as I’m still in the moving process and have just unearthed all the boxes!  My sentiment is from Owl Sentiments 2, also by SNSS.   Sorry about the fuzzy picture, I couldn't find my cord fr my camera and had t take a pic on my phone :(  I will try to update it later today!

Here's a ist of the rest of the DT so be sure to hop over and leave them some love!  Plus be sure to go to the new SNSS Digi Challenge facebook page and "like" them, as soon they hit 100 they will give away free digis!!

Meredith "Crafty Math Chick" (