Thursday, August 8, 2013

Not2ShabbyShop DT Project 3 ~ Paper Piecing

Hello everyone!  I have another project to share with you all that I have created for the Not2Shabby Shop on Zibbet!  For this project, I used the "Fru Fru Birthday" stamp set, which is a new release for August 1st, 2013, for The Greeting Farm.  For this project, I wanted to use the girl image as my main focal point of my card.  I decided to paper piece her with light colored paper for a more delicate feel.

The paper I used came from the MME Follow Your Heart Be Happy 6x6 paper pad.  I copic colored her skin, hair and the blue areas of her dress and hat and the hearts.  For the boarder, I used my American Crafts Chestnut stamp marker and added some bling from my stash.

I have to thank Jo Thompson for her fabulous inspiration for this project!  You can see her fabulous project HERE.

If you'd like to purchase this stamp set or another others, including new releases, please check out Jamie's Not2ShabbyShop HERE.

<3  Nicole

Not2ShabbyShop DT Project 2 ~ Altered Item

Hello everyone!  For the month of August, Jamie challenged her design team to do an altered project to showcase her new flowers in her shop!  Let me just say that these are the most beautiful, colorful and well made flowers that I have ever worked with!  I chose to do an altered picket fence box that I picked up at Michael's:

The box was unfinished and I chose to do a light white paining as the base color and then dry brushed a grey over top of it.  I used the flowers from Jamie's shop, bling from recollections, Prima wood veneer leaves that I misted and a butterfly from my stash.

If you'd like to purchase the flowers that I used in my project, visit Jamie's Zibbet shop HERE for these items and much, much more! ....including fabulous stamps and new releases!

<3  Nicole

Not2ShabbShop DT Project 1 ~ Inktense Pencils

Hello everyone!  I am absolutely thrilled to be chosen for the Not2ShabbyShop Design Team for the month of August!  Jamie, who is Scrappin Stampers on YouTube, is the shop owner and she was amazing enough to send me The Greeting Farm's new stamp "Fru Fru Birthday" and a bag of BEAUTIFUL flowers that she is now carrying in her shop on Zibbet, which can be found HERE.  For my first project, I created this card:

 I used my Inktense pencils and water brush to color her.  I used papers from the Doodlebug Designs Flower Box 6x6 paper pad and the gorgeous flowers that Jamie carries in her shop!  For the finishing touches, I used stardust stickles on her dress and hat, Pearl accents on the 2 hearts on her presents, enamel dots from my stash and finished it off with the sentiment that came with the stamp set.

If you'd like to purchase this stamp set or the flowers seen here, please visit Jamie's shop HERE.

<3 Nicole

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge

Hello everyone! Today I created a project for the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge.  You were to use on of their stamps or digi image and the layout given.  Here is the project that I created:

I used this cute little bird and balloon image and copic colored him.  He's just so stinkin cute!!!  The papers I used came from the MME Lime Twist Life of the Party 6x6 paper stack.  I added some pink and red twine for the bow and added black dashed lines for interest.

If you'd like to play along on this challenge, visit their blog page HERE.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Paper Smooches Trend Watch Challenge Week August 5th - 11th

Hello Everyone!  Hope your week is off to a great start!  Today I have a project to share with you that I have created for the Paper Smooches Trend Watch Challenge.

This week, the trend watch is Sheer and Clear....two of my FAV'S!  So here ya go!....

I camera and sentiment both came from the Paper Smooches Perpetual Bliss stamp set which can be found HERE.  I clear embossed the cameras on the card base, then embossed the sentiment on a thin piece of vellum.  Added a few red hears, and TADA!  lol  Hope you enjoyed and if you want to play along with this weeks challenge, please visit the Paper Smooches Sparks Blog HERE.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Full Release Day for "Aloha" and "Beach Bum"

Hello everyone!  Today is full release day for Beach Bum and Aloha at My Style Stamps! This is my line of stamps that I design and draw! :)  If you'd like to get your hands on either one of these 3x4 sets, they are available in my Zibbet shop HERE and retail for $5.95 each.  Visit the My Style Stamps Blog for more inspiration and info HERE