Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Celebrations - Ribbon Carousel Challenge RCC81

Hi everybody,


Have you played yet in this month's Ribbon Carousel challenge?  There's a few more days left.... The theme is Celebrations and you still have time to enter your project to win a Ribbon Carousel!  Head on over to the Ribbon Carousel Blog  for some inspiration from the DT. 

Here's the card I made for this challenge....







Supplies
Card stock: Gina K Designs Passionate Pink, White Heavy Base Weight 120#

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Stamps: Focal image is Sherri Baldy Stamps June I Do and sentiment is  Close To My Heart, Happy Couple

Copic Markers

Silver ribbon from May Arts
 
Rhinestone Small Flourishes: Close To My Heart

Crystal Stickles

Vellum with hearts - Hobby Lobby

Baby roses from my stash



I hope you'll find time to play in this challenge.  If you love ribbon like I do, you'll want to win a Ribbon Carousel to organize it.   Here's a link to the page in the store to see the Ribbon Carousels,  http://shop.ribboncarousel.com/Ribbon-Carousels-Spools_c56.htm.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Metal or Metallic Challenge - Sherri Baldy's Stamps

 Hi everybody,

You're probably already familiar with Sherri Baldy's digi stamps... well now she has expanded from digis to clear stamps.  You can purchase them from her webpage, Sherri Baldy's - My Besties, Etsy site or Marker Pop!.

The card I made for today's post is with a digi for this week's new challenge which is to add something metal or metallic to your card.  HERE is where you can purchase it and HERE is a link to the challenge.

The card I made for this challenge....






Supplies:
Card stock:  Gina K Designs Luxury Card Stock, In The Navy, Ocean Mist and White
Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Summer Splash
Ink:  Close To My Heart, Black Exclusive Inks , Colorbox Nautical
Stamps:  Image from Sherri Baldy's - My Besties or Scrapbook Stamp Society and Sentiment from Gina K Designs Masculine Tags
Copic Markers 
Twine:  American Crafts Jute Twine
Spellbinders Petite Oval and Scalloped Oval
Gems:  Kaiserkraft Gems
Stickles - Diamond and Crystal
Gina K Designs Buttons
Metal Charm Clock

For more inspiration, HERE is a link to Sherri Baldy's Facebook page.  You will find cards posted there by the design team and customers as well. 

I hope you'll find time to get some crafting in this week and join the Metal/Metallic challenge to win some fun prizes.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



HUGS,
Regina

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop Guest Spotlight

Hi Everybody,
Today I'm the guest designer being spotlighted on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog and would like to share one of the stamp sets that was released this month and a couple of cards I made with it.


This stamp set is called Austen Obsessed.  
Do you love Jane Austen?  
Then you'll love this stamp set!

 














Take a minute and check out the other stamps that are available for purchase this month at 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sin City Stamps - Art Journaling with Terri Sproul Stamp Set

Hi everybody,
I received a new set of rubber stamps from Sin City Stamps and this has to be one of the best stamp sets I've ever had in terms of loving each and every stamp and having so many ideas running through my head for each one.  The name of the stamp set is Art Journaling with Terri Sproul.  I played with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Memento Dye Inks and came up with this tag.  I think it is really pretty. 








I used Tim Holtz Wild Honey, a little Rusty Hinge, Memento Wild Dandelion, Tangelo and Bermuda Blue.  I just sponged it on in different areas and heavier in some spots.  Then I stamped the words, punctuation marks, etc. on top of the tag.  You can spray the tag adding splotches or glimmer. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Challenge - Sherri Baldy's Stamps

Hi everybody,
You're probably already familiar with Sherri Baldy's digi stamps... well now she has expanded from digis to clear stamps.  You can purchase them from her webpage, Sherri Baldy's - My Besties, Etsy site or Marker Pop!.

The card I made for today's post is with a digi for this week's Happy Birthday Challenge.  HERE is where you can purchase it.  This week on Sherri's Challenge Blog, the challenge is a Happy Birthday Challenge so add a candle, present, confetti, cake, balloon, etc.  HERE is a link to the challenge.


The card I made for this challenge....



A close up




Supplies:
Card stock:  Gina K Designs Luxury Card Stock, Blue Denim, Red Hot and White
Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Summer Splash
Ink:  Close To My Heart, Black Exclusive Inks
Stamps:  Image from Sherri Baldy's - My Besties or Scrapbook Stamp Society and Sentiment from Gina K Designs, Vogue Vases 2
Copic Markers 
Twine:  The Twinery
Spellbinders Label 8 die
Gems:  Kaiserkraft Gems
The Paper Studio Tiny Stars Embossing Folder


For more inspiration, HERE is a link to Sherri Baldy's Facebook page.  You will find cards posted there by the design team and customers as well. 

I hope you'll find time to get some crafting in this week and join the birthday challenge to win some fun prizes.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!




HUGS,
Regina

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Springtime Cards

Hi everybody,
FINALLY, I think we're past the cold weather, past the fear of frost on the flowers so I'm thinking Spring even though Sunday will be 90 degrees.  I think we skipped from the 50's to the 80's.  Never get enough of the nice Fall like temps.  Anyway, my point is that I made a couple of Springtime cards I wanted to share.


 These bird stamps are from Martha Stewart and the birthday greeting is from Gina K Designs Stippled Spring. The little butterfly stamps are also from Gina K Designs Petals and Wings kit and the script stamp is from Botanicals.




I love pinwheels!  Aren't they fun.  I like to make them but this stamp set by Close To My Heart takes the guess work out of it.  They come in 4 different patterns, 3 different sizes along with some fun star stamps.  The greeting is from this set as well called Pinwheels. The paper is from Close To My Heart called Dream Pop paper pack only available in May with a $35 purchase.




Springtime cards are so fun to make with all of the beautiful flowers, butterflies, pinwheels, etc, that you can use.  I hope I've inspired you to make your own beautiful creations.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tutorial - Double Embossing - Sin City Stamps

Hi everybody,
I was watching a very cool tutorial the other day from Stamping with Frenchie and learned a new technique called double embossing.  I never knew you could use two colors of embossing powder on one image.  I knew this technique would look beautiful on the peacock feathers from the Wildlife stamp set from Sin City Stamps SHOP. 



I began by just cutting a scalloped circle to emboss on but you can use anything you'd like or just emboss on the actual card itself.  Then, if you don't learn anything else from me, if you don't already use an anti-static pad on your paper before you emboss, please start.  It will make the result look perfect.





Stamp image with Versamark and  you'll need 2 colors of embossing powder.  Sprinkle just a little of the lightest color on the Versamark then quickly dump it over to get that powder off.






 Next, pour the second darker color over the entire area so that it gets 
all the rest of the Versamark areas and tap off. 



 This is what it should look like before being heat embossed



and after heat embossing....
 


 See how beautiful and vibrant the colors looked.  I had debated on using pink and 
turquoise or pink and white also.  Any combination will look fabulous.


 Choose an embossing folder, emboss and stamp the layer of paper the embossed images will lay on.



 
This is the result when it is put together.




 This is the final card. 



 

I hope this is something that you'll try because it was quick, easy and actually fun.  
I loved seeing the end result.  

For more inspiration from the rest of the team, go to Sin City Stamps BLOG and you'll find 
beautiful projects made with all of the different stamp sets. 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!



Sweet Stamp Shop May Release and Guest Designer This Month

Hi Everybody,

Today is an exciting day for Nicole Rixon and the Sweet Stamp Shop because it's May release day!  I'm one of the Guest Designers on the team this month and would like to share one of the stamp sets being released and a card I made with it.


This stamp set is called Austen Obsessed.  
Do you love Jane Austen?  
Then you'll love this stamp set!

 









Take a minute and check out the other stamps that are available for purchase this month and the 
SWEET STAMP SHOP BLOG.  


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Monochromatic Challenge - Sherri Baldy Stamps

Hi everybody,
Are you familiar with Sherri Baldy Stamps?  She has now expanded from digis to rubber and clear stamps.  You can purchase them from her webpage, Sherri Baldy's - My Besties, Etsy site or Marker Pop!.

The card I made for today's post is with a digi, one of Sherri Baldy's Besties called Messy Bessy.  HERE is where you can purchase her.  This week on Sherri's Challenge Blog, the challenge is a Monochromatic Challenge so use one color but it can be in different variations, hues, etc.  HERE is a link to the challenge.

The card I made for this challenge....





Supplies:
Card stock:  Gina K Designs, In The Navy and White
Patterned Paper:  Farmhouse Paper Company, Fair Skies
Ink:  Colorbox Nautical, TsukinekoMemento Summer Sky
Stamps:  Image from Sherri Baldy's - My Besties or Scrapbook Stamp Society and Sentiment from Close To My Heart, A Flowering Bunch (available in June)
Copic Markers  B91, B93, B95, B97, B0000 for monochromatic look
Jute Twine:  American Crafts Primio, jute twine
Flower:  Scrapbook Stamp Society
Gems:  Kaiserkraft Gems
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Silver Flower Charm

For more inspiration, HERE is a link to Sherri Baldy's Facebook page.  You will find cards posted there by the design team and customers as well. 

I hope you'll find time to get some crafting in this week and join the monochromatic challenge to win some fun prizes.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!




HUGS,
Regina


Challenges Entered:
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
http://scrapbitzcopics.ning.com/group/cmccopicchallengegroup



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sponging Gone Wild with Sin City Scraps Stamps

Hi everybody!
I'm back today with a sponging tutorial for Sin City Scraps.  This is a link to their shop, http://www.sincityscraps.com/.  I used a beautiful stamp from the Wildlife set and here is a LINK to that set.  I spruced up the background by sponging it in different colors and giving it a canvas effect.


First,  I stamped the image and I just wanted to point out how perfect this large stamp stamped the first time. 



Next, I cut a circle out of the spellbinders circle dies to use as a mask and sponged a little Memento Wild Dandelion around it. 



  Then I removed the mask and sponged a little ink over the sun.





Next I sponged the Wild Dandelion across the top and middle of the cardstock, Tangelo across middle area and Potter's Clay over bottom part.






 This is what it looks like after using all the colors.



Next, I gave it a canvas effect.  I love how this turned out.






 Distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Ink.




 What it looks like before being made into a card.



 The final card.




HERE is a link to the Sin City Scraps blog where you can check out my project along with other beautiful projects used with their products. 

Play around with different color inks, there's really not a right and wrong way to do it, that's why I like it so much!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!










Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Ribbon Carousel's 2nd Birthday Blog Hop


 

 Hi everybody!

It is the Ribbon Carousel's 2nd birthday today and we are celebrating with a fun blog hop with more than $750 in prizes just for you!  It's our way of saying THANK YOU for all of your support over the past two years.


 






MY BLOG is being sponsored by one of my favorite companies, Sherri Baldy's Stamps.  Here's a link to her shop, Sherri Baldy's - My Besties.  Who doesn't love those cute little Besties?



The prizes that Sherri so generously donated for our blog hop are a $20 gift certificate to her online shop and a porcelain doll.  How beautiful is this doll!  Wouldn't your daughter, granddaughter or even yourself love to have this? 
I know I would!!  LOL!







Here are the details for the Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop:

Between now and Saturday, May 4 at 11:59pm EST, visit each Ribbon Carousel Crewmates blog listed below and leave a comment. We'll draw a winner from the comments on EACH Crewmates blog using Random.org and announce the winners on Monday, May 6. So the more blogs you visit, the more chances of winning!






On the Ribbon Carousel blog, of course we're going to give away a Ribbon Carousel!

There are 3 ways to enter :
1. Subscribe to our Newsletter and let us know in a comment on the Ribbon Carousel blog page.
2. Become a RC FB fan and let us know in a comment on the Ribbon Carousel blog page.
3. Visit Ribbon Carousel's BRAND NEW Website and tell us your favorite feature!

P.S. We'll be giving away prizes on the Ribbon Carousel FaceBook Fan Page each day, so be sure to visit!


Leave a comment on MY BLOG and you have the chance of winning the $20 gift certificate and Porcelain Doll from Sherri Baldy Stamps.

This is the card I made using one of Sherri's cute new Besties which you can find HERE in her shop and HERE is the link to her shop itself so that you can take a look at everything else she sells.  




Supplies:  
Card stock: Close To My Heart, Dream Pop (available May 1st)  and Gina K Designs, White
Patterned Paper:  Echo Park, All About A Boy
Ink:  Close To My Heart, Cotton Candy
Digi Stamp:  Sherri Baldy Stamps (she's a new born, no name yet.  Item number is IMG-773)
http://scrapbookstampsociety.com/auction_details.php?name=img773-Besties-digi-stand-by-Sherri-Baldy&auction_id=106342
Greetings Stamps:  Gina K Designs Celebrate the Season by Theresa Momber
Copic Markers
Ribbon: Ribbon Carousel
Embossing Folder: Paper Studios
Butterfly:  Scrapbook Stamp Society
Gems: Kaiserkraft
Flowers: My stash


Again, you can find this cute little Bestie digi HERE that is on my card.


Information below about a party that Sherri Baldy is hosting....



The FUN Release Party Starts at 11:30 AM PST... Sat May 4th... FUN NEW Digis, Rubber Stamps ...LOTS of Prizes and giveaways .... Invite your friends for a chance to WIN SOME OF the FUN Prizes....See You there.... XOXO