Friday, June 29, 2012

Cute Monsters & Little Sweet Sassy Crew

Happy Friday Friends!  Today SCACD releases a boat load of fun and fresh stamps from the Susana Loves Stamps Collections!!  We start off with the Oddly Sweet Curiosities Set which harbors the cutest little Curiosities with matching sentiments!  These are fabulous and definitely a year round stamp set!  They are perfect for any occasion....birthdays, thinking of you, anniversary, i love you....the list goes on and on with these adorable monsters!  We are also introducing a fun little set of Mixed Media houses called M's Place....these are a must have for those that love cute in their Mixed Media.  And heck if you don't love mixed media you STILL need these stamps....look how cute they go with the newest Oddly Sweet Curiosities Set!!!

If you've come to my blog from the fabulous and super talented Chris' Blog then you are in the right place.  If not, click to here for the Store Blog to get our lineup for all the fun SCACD festivities today!! Now grab your cuppa coffee, chai, tea, pop....whatever is your fancy and enjoy your stop along our fabulous hop!

My first card introduces you to:
Isn't this the cutest monster you have ever seen?  Monster Hugs is one of my favorites from this newest adorable Susana Love Stamps set!   The sentiment used comes with this cutie pie too! Sentiment was glitzed up with my Sky Blue Spica.  Papers are from the Basic Grey Life of the Party Collection (which is 20% off now at SCACD).  Corner were made using the fabulous Classic Corners Dies by SCACD.
Monster Hugs was colored with Copices and pastels.

Copic Colors Used: Body: B00, B02, B04, B05, R20, Hair & Teddy Bear: E23, E25, E27, E29, Shoes: Y13, Y18, Y19, B00, B02.
The background scene was created using the new Susana Loves Stamps M's Place Set.  Oh my goodness this stamp set is so adorable!  I love all of the houses and accessories that come in this set!!!  Image was sparklized with Star Dust Stickles.  The cloud got a coat of white fluff.

Copic Colors Used:  House: Y11, Y15, Y18, Y19, R02, R05, R08, E23, E25, E27, B0000, B000, B00, Tree: YG0000, YG01, YG05, YG67, G29, R05, E23, E25, E27

And now for the third new stamp set....this set comes with four wonderful little ladies that make up The Little Sassy Crew!  These girls have the sweetness and attitude factor that are off the charts!  You really need to check these out....I absolutely adore them.

For my second card I honored to introduce to you:
 I've used the Echo Park This & That Graceful Collection (which is 10% off at SCACD) for this card.
Little Lily was colored with Copics.  Her arm bands, belt, hair ties and eyeshadow got a coat of Star Dust Stickles for all the giltz...this little rocker likes to shine and sparkle!  Her eyes also got a coat of diamond glaze for even more shine!  Don't you just love this little cutie pie?!

Copic Colors Used: Dress: BG11, BG15, BG23, BG34, Shoes/Tights/Arm Bands: E41, E42, E44, R21, R22, R24, Hair Ties: R21, R22, R24, Hair: E25, E27, E29, E53, Eyes: B00, B02
WOC flower arrangement consists of a 40mm Trellis Rose, 25mm Tea Rose, 15mm Rose, 8mm Semi-opened Rosebuds, Gypsophila, mini bow, and heart pin.   Flowers were accented with Frosted Lace Stickles.
I absolutely love the Epiphany Crafts Button Tools.   For these fun accents I've used the Button Flower Tool.  These are awesome because you can use the same paper that matches your card to make matching accents!!!  And these are SUPER easy to use!!!

Thank you for taking time to stop at my blog!  I hope I have inspired you and shown you how versital these stamps are!  Make sure you head to SCACD to purchase your very own Oddly Sweet Curiosities Set, The Little Sassy Crew, and M's Place stamp sets!  For our international friends you can purchase all of these cuties at Quixotic Paperie!

Your next stop along the hop is the wonderful Lorraine's Blog!  I know she has some beautiful creations for you to see!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

WOC #53 - Punch it Out

Happy Monday Friends!  Wow another two weeks have already flown past since the last Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge! Where does the time go?!  Unfortunately last week started out not being a great week as it started with a minor car collision - thank goodness no one was hurt but the cars got dinged up.  I need a new headlight and have some paint missing from my front bumper.  The rest of the week got a bit more exciting....Operation New House is now in progress.  Hubby and I are the proud owners of a big hole....huge piles of dirt and a driveway! LOL!  Today they are starting with the basement concrete....yay!!!  I am looking forward to the house getting done - they are predicting the end of September! :)

Now onto some crafty fun.....the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge this week is Punch It Out - we want to see you use lots of punches and dies on your creations!!!  Make sure to read the rules on the top of the WOCC Blog so that your entry qualifies for the fabulous prize!
I've used my Go Kreate Dies for this shaped card along with one of my new EK Success border punches.  The border punch was also used for the flourishes coming out of my flower arrangement.  This card is the birthday card that I made for my sister who had a birthday yesterday!  When I saw this stamp I knew it was so her....she is very vintage and in March went to Paris so I knew this would make a perfect card for her!  Papers are from the Simple Stories Documented Collection (which is 10% off now at SCACD).  I used Flat Back Ivory Pearl Trim to dress up my papers.
This stamp is from the Graphic 45 Olde Curio Vintage Bottle Collection.  I love how you can mix and match the labels with the different bottles in this stamp set!  Image was colored with Copics.  Star Dust Stickles was used on the bow of the bottle.

Copic Colors Used: V09, V15, V17, BG15, BG34, BG49, G20, G43, G46, E25, E51, E53, E55, E57.
WOC Flower Arrangement #1 was made using a 35mm Trellis Rose, 25mm Wild Rose, 15mm Rose, Gypsophila, and a small sequin butterfly.  The flourishes were used with the same border die used on the card - I just cut the border die apart to get the flourish that I wanted and then coated them with Diamond Stickles.
Flower Arrangement #2 was made using: 25mm Wild Rose15mm RoseGypsophila, and a small sequin butterfly.  Sentiment is from the SU Vintage Labels Set.
One more view so you can see the shine and sparkle!  I took Diamond Glaze and coated my bottle to give it the major shine factor!  I hope you've enjoyed my dies & punches card!  Make sure you head to the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Blog to see what the other fabulous DT members have made!

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!!!

Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all giving your Dad a great big hug for Father's Day today!  
Today's the day that I announce the winner of  my Blog Candy!!!  
Thank you to the people to signed up for my birthday blog candy!
The winner of the Exlcusive Die by SCACD and 

Congratulation Nikki!  Please email me your mailing address and I will get your goodies right out to you!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New SCACD Products & BLOG CANDY!

Did you know......
SCACD has the BRAND NEW Gorjuss Girls stamps now in stock?!  Here are a couple of the cutie pies!
 This is The Lost Heart.

 This beauty is Fallen. I think she is fabulous and going to have to come home to my craft studio soon!!!

And SCACD also has the ultra fabulous Crafty Individual Stamps!  There are many more in stock too!  While you are are SCACD make sure you check out the amazing Luminarte products....the Micas and Silks are awesome!

Make sure you click -->HERE<-- to go and enter for my Birthday Blog Candy!  If you've seen the SCACD Facebook page've learned a new twist of how to use Dies by SCACD to color....yes I said color! You definitely  have to check out the SCACD FB page if you haven't seen what I'm talking's AWESOME!!!!

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Monday, June 11, 2012

WOC #52 - Anything Goes

Hello Friends - Are you ready for another Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge?!  Today we have a super easy challenge for you all to play along with....this week's challenge is ANYTHING GOES!  How easy is that?  We hope that you all play along....remember to double check the WOC Challenge Rules so that your entry qualifies for the fabulous prize!
For our challenge today I've made a Graduation Hat shaped card!  This card was for my cousin for her high school graduation...I got inspiration from my Mom who made a card like this for me for my college graduation last year.  Sentiment is from SU which was stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed using Silver Embossing Powder.  The "i" was dotted with a self adhesive rhinestone. Black layer was edged with Silver Stickles.
WOC Flower arrangement consists of a 35mm Curly Wild Rose, Wild Rosebuds, 20mm Roses, 15mm Roses, 8mm Semi-opnened Roses, Aster Daisy, 15mm Rose Leaves, Silver Glitter Holly Berries, Small Sequin Butterfly, and finished off with rhinestone swirls.  All flowers got a coat of Star Dust Stickles.
A view of the inside of my card where I added another stamped image.
And an angled view.   I hope you have enjoyed my shaped card!  I can't wait to see what you enter into our challenge!  Make sure you head to the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Blog to see what the other fabulous DT girls have made!

How many of you would purchase a PDF template of this card?  If there is interest I will place the PDF for purchase in My ETSY Store!  I'm also looking at creating a cut file for this too!!

BLOG CANDY ALERT:  Click -->HERE<-- to go to my blog candy post!

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Candy!!!

I absolutely LOVE the NEW Dies by SCACD and the NEW Blank Canvas Women's Collection stamps, so to celebrate my birthday today I thought it would be fun to give you all the chance to win a couple of these goodies that I love so much!  If you want to see my creations featuring these new SCACD Collections, click -->HERE<--.

To Qualify: 
1.  Place the above picture of my candy on your blog (either in a new post or side bar), AND
2.  Place your blog link in the In Linkz Blue Frog below.  

If you wish to become a follower, you are more than welcome but that is not a requirement for the candy!

Make sure you sign up by Saturday, June 16th for your chance to win!  Only one entry per person please!

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

NEW Stamps and Exclusive Dies by SCACD!

Happy Weekend!  I hope you all have some fun cooked up for this weekend!  I sure do...make sure you stop back tomorrow for your chance to win some goodies!!!!  For those of you who joined us on our fabulous SCACD Blog Hop yesterday....thank you for taking the time to stop by and for those who left message, I greatly appreciate and love reading your kind words!  I hope you all enjoyed the creations and we have inspired you to get your Mixed Media On!  If you didn't get the chance to join us on the hop; click -->HERE<-- to go to my Hop Post! :)

Today I wanted to share the gorgeous beauties that we introduced yesterday!  First off is the NEW EXCLUSIVE Dies by SCACD!  Check out the elegance in each of these beautiful wafer thin dies!  I have to tell you they cut AMAZING!  The intricate details in each dies cuts beautifully.  I have used my Grand Calibur and seriously they cut awesome!  The Corner Set are $8.99 each; and the remaining dies sell for either $10.99 or $12.99 each.  That is a fabulous deal for these gorgeous beauties!!!
Next is the gorgeous NEW EXCLUSIVE Susana Loves Stamps Blank Canvas Women's Collection.  These mixed media stamps are so gorgeous and have endless possibilities.  If you think you can't do Mixed Media projects.....think again!  There is NO right or wrong when it comes to making Mixed Media creations.  It's all about getting creative and letting your imagination run wild!  Heck I never thought I would venture away from Copic Coloring....but I have to tell you playing with canvas, paints, Luminarte Micas and Silks really is something that I LOVE!

Make sure you click -->HERE<-- to check out the individual stamp sets that you can purchase from the Blank Canvas Women's Collection!  Individual Sets range from $12.99 - $21.99!  Or you can purchase the larger collections for $34.99 which save you 20%!!!  The bigger the set you purchase the MORE $$$ YOU SAVE!!!

So I challenge you to "Get Your Mess On" and experience with something that you normally wouldn't....because the outcomes seriously will amaze you.....and you will be looking at your creation going...."WOW I MADE THAT!!!" with a huge smile on your face!

Happy Shopping!!!!

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Mixed Media = LOVE

Hi Friends~  Welcome to the SCACD Blog Hop!  If you came here from the super creative and fabulous Amanda's Blog then you are in the right place.  If not, click -->HERE<-- to start at the beginning of the me you do NOT want to miss a stop....PLUS we have AMAZING news to share with you all today....Here at SCACD we've been "DIE"ing to mix things up!  So this month we are launching an amazing NEW Collection of stamps AND can you says Dies by SCACD!!!!)  

Grab your cuppa (coffee, chai, soda, whatever suites your fancy), sit back, relax, and enjoy your stop here!  Be prepared this post is a long one....I have lots of excitement and Mixed Media Fun to share today!!!

First I would like to introduce to you
Blank Canvas Profile is a part of the Susana Loves Stamps Blank Canvas Women Collection!  Isn't she awesome?   These NEWEST stamps at SCACD are truly amazing and I love the new direction and versatility that you can achieve with these!  Papers for this card are from the Bo Bunny Enchanted Collection.
When creating this card I wanted to create an inspirational card....whether someone is fighting an illness or just struggling with something general I wanted to make a card that showed how believing in yourself and having HOPE makes you STRONGER!  So what you you think?
I've taken the Blank Canvas Profile stamp and stamped her in Versamark on a piece of black cardstock.  NOTE: This is the outline image stamp in the set.  Then I heat embossed with silver embossing powder, and finally cut around the image.
I mixed the Rays stamp from The Elements Collection along with the Hope stamp from the Words Sentiment Collection to create this customized piece of my card.  Both images were colored with Copics and hand cut.  The Wings on the word Hope got coated with Star Dust Stickles and the Rays got coated with Diamond Stickles.

Copic Colors Used: Y11, Y15, Y17, Y38, W3, W5, and Blender.
WOC flower arrangement consists of a 30mm Cottage Rose, 20mm Roses, 10mm Rose, 8mm Semi-opened Roses4mm Rosebuds, a Poppy, Gold Glitter Holly Berries, and a gorgeous Webster Pages Butterfly Pin.  This Butterfly Pin comes in a Set of 6 and Susana has them in stock -->HERE<--!  Flowers were sparklized with Diamond Stickles.
To accent the corner I've used the NEW Classic Corner Die by SCACD!  LOVE this die!  And you will hear more about this beauty later in the post. (keep reading for more surprises!!!)    :)
I've finally made a little tag that pulls out from behind the gorgeous Blank Canvas Profile.  I LOVE the saying on this tag...and it comes FREE if you order the WHOLE Blank Canvas Women's Collection!!!  Each letter has been accented with my Lemon Spica Pen.  Prima Flowers have been accented with Rhinestones and Diamond Stickles.
Make sure you go and check out the NEW Stamp Collection.  These come in mini sets or one great big collection...which you will get a great deal if you buy all of these beauties!!!  Each set in the collection comprises looks, perfect for mixing it up with different techniques.  Use the Elements Set to enhance the Blank Canvas Silhouettes, or use them on their own for gorgeous effects.  Also don't forget about the Fabulous Word Outlines, ready to be customized however you like!  Color them in...doodle........ ....zentangle.....paper piece - go wherever your creativity takes you!!!!.....I dare you to try something new and out of your comfort zone because you never know what gorgeous beauty you will create and in the end you will be so proud of yourself!

Challenges I would like to Enter My Card:
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes

Second is the fantastic new line of dies by SCACD!  
Susana has collaborated on a collection of dies with a Timeless and Classic Feel!  Delicate and beautiful, the diecuts from these quality wafer thin metal dies will be featuring elegance and beauty on your projects for years to come!  And now I have the honor of introducing you to the latest and greatest SCACD products....drum roll please....
For my project I have created a home decor piece using an artist canvas and NEW Natures Tapestry Fan Die and the Classic Corner Die.  Oh my goodness when I found out Susana was releasing her very own die line I knew I was going to be in LOVE with them all!  These EXCLUSIVE beauties are oh so stunning!  I can't wait to order up the rest of them now!!!  AND...if you like my Mixed Media project and didn't know this....SCACD has a whole section dedicated to Mixed Media....there are LOTS of awesome products in this can find them all -->HERE<-- don't be afraid to get messy and try something new because the results you come up with can be truly breath taking!!!  Again, I dare you to step out of your comfort zone and get your "mess" on!
I started off my creation with a blank white can find many different sized canvases at SCACD -->HERE<--.  I then took my Luminarte Silks in Pink Grapefruit, Vaboom Red, and Solar Gold, and started to paint away by blending these colors together on my canvas.  I just picked up a little of each color at a time and kept painting away.  When I liked what was painted on my canvas I let that dry for about an hour.... then I came back to the canvas and brushed on a couple more swipes of each color in various spots to get each particular color to stand out instead of them all being so blended.  Seriously if you do NOT have any of the Silks this is by far a product you NEED to add to your craft supplies....these babies are AMAZING let me tell ya!  The shimmer and shine in each one is astounding!  I love the metallic shimmer of each color....When I was complete with painting my canvas it reminded me of a beautiful sunset!
The Natures Tapestry Fan was cut out on a white piece of cardstock.  To get the gorgeous color of the fan I used my Gum Arabic, Luminarte Clear Medium, Cranberry Mica, and Solar Gold Mica.  On my craft mat I first mixed up equal parts of my Cranberry Mica and Gum Arabic and then mixed in some Clear Medium.  This made a paint which I coated the whole fan with.  Then I mixed equal parts of Gum Arabic and Solar Gold Mica mixed along with some Clear Medium which made me a gorgeous gold paint and very lightly feathered this gold paint on the bottom half of the pan to add a soft goldish tint/shimmer.  The lace that I gathered behind my fan started out get it colored I took my Pink Grapefruit Silk and Solar Gold Silk and painted up the lace so it would coordinate with the rest of my project.  Rhinestones accent the flowers on the fan and Diamond Stickles accent the lace.
The Classic Corner Die was used to accent the canvas corners - these were cut out on black cardstock.  I then took the same Micas that I used to paint the Fan (Gum ArabicLuminarte Clear MediumCranberry Mica, and Solar Gold Mica)and lightly painted the corners.  I love the Micas on dark cardstock.....look at the gorgeous shimmer and sparkle in each of these colors but how different it looks on the black cardstock vs. the white cardstock!  Aren't Micas AMAZING?!  I truly do LOVE all of the Luminarte products!!!
WOC flower arrangement consists of a 25mm Tea Rose, 25mm Rose, 20mm Rose, 8mm Semi-opened Roses, Gypsophilas, 4mm Rosebud, Small Sequin Butterfly, and a gorgeous Webster Pages Butterfly Pin.  Flowers were sparalized with Diamond Stickles.
One more angled view for you to see all that shimmer and sparkled beauty and how beautiful these Luminarte products look with the fabulous NEW EXCLUSIVE Dies by SCACD!  For those of you who stuck with me through this long post......Thank you!!!  I hope you have enjoyed your stop along the hop here!  Make sure you head to the SCACD Store and get your Brand New

Challenges I would like to enter my Canvas:
Crafty Anns Challenge - Butterflies & Flowers
Creative Card Crew - Dimension

For our international friends you can head to Quixotic Paperie to get your SCACD stamps and Dies by SCACD!  :)

Now head on over to ultra fabulous and super talented Lorraine's Blog for your next stop along the hop!

Remember:  Mix it Up and most importantly - HAVE FUN!!!!

Make sure you come back this weekend as I will have some Birthday Candy up for grabs!!!

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