Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Celebrating My New Year's Eve with TGF

Happy New Year's Eve everyone!  Tonight, while passing time for the midnight celebrations, I decided to take out a few The Greeting Farm stamps and create 3 projects!

The first card I did was with the Alice Bean stamp. I wanted to do a clean and simple card and work on my no line coloring.  I used Memento Desert Sand ink and copic colored her.  It's quite challenging, but I like the look that it give when compared to the black outline.

The second card I did was with the Hatter Bean stamp and I wanted to do something cute and "cutesy" that had some flowers and layers.  I used My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine paper pad and card stock elements along with  paper flowers and enamel dots from my stash.

The third and final card I did was with Cheeky Shooter and I wanted to create something cute as well, but with a twist...I thought that the sentiment "Give me a squeeze" would have a fun play of words considering she's holding a gun :)   I added a few flowers and ribbon from my stash along with a few butterflies from the Martha Stewart punch. All papers came from the Miss Caroline paper pad.

Thanks for stopping buy!  I hope everyone has a safe and happy new year!
May each of you find inspiration in every day life to create many more projects for the months to come!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

2013 Holiday Card Series #6

Hello everyone!  Today's project is my 6th card in my 2013 Holiday Card Series over on my YouTube channel and I am also submitting this project for the Paper Smooches challenge over on their Sparks blog HERE.  It's anything goes week and I was trying to come up with something that would be easier to mass produce, yet still have that personal touch.  Here's the project that I created:

No patterned paper for this card!  Just one image from the Paper Smooches Santa Paws stamp set, the matching sentiment, some twine, bling and TADA!  Super easy to color and if you don't want to go to the extent of adding twine to try to save some time, simply just draw the line on with a fine liner or the dashed line from that same stamp set! And who can't pass up that cute sentiment?! It's what inspired this entire project! :)

To purchase this stamp set, please visit Paper Smooches HERE.

Have a great evening!
:) Nicole

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Alley Way Stamps: Re-Be Inspired 42

Hello everyone! Happy Hump Day!!  Today I did a project for a challenge over on the Alley Way Stamp Blog.  The challenge this week is called "Re-Be Inspired #42" and we are suppose to create a project that was inspired by this photo:

I have been eyeing up Alley Way Stamps for a long time, they have so many CUTE sets! But the images that inspired me to create my project today were free digi's over on their site! How awesome, right?!  Here is the card that I created:

Isn't this dog just simply adorable?!  And I love the pairing of him with their cute tree with a heart and the sentiment "Home is where I always want to be."  How oh-so appropriate!  All of the papers that I used for this card came from the MME 6x6 All Spice paper pad.  I used a prima wooden house, Studio Calico wooden trees, some twine, My Style Stamps sequins and the sentiment is a cardstock sticker from Bella Blvd. Thankful kit. I added some glossy accents to his nose and heart on the tree and wink of stella clear glitter pen to the dog and tree.  This has got to be one of my most favorite projects that I have created in a while!

If you'd like to join in on this challenge or any other challenge from Alley Way, head on over to their challenge blog post HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!
:)  Nicole

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Week Nov. 24-Dec. 1 Picture Perfect Challenge

Hello everyone! This week over on the Paper Smooches Sparks Blog is the Picture Perfect Challenge! This has to be one of my favorite challenges that they have! This week I did a little twist and manipulated a stamp and went a little non-traditional!  Here is the inspirational photo for the week:

I used one of my most favorite birthday stamps from Paper Smooches and with the use of 3 Christmas sets, I made a non-traditional Christmas card!

And these were the 4 stamp sets I used to create this card:

I used Party Pals, minus the birthday hat, added a Santa's hat from Chubby Chum Pals and the sentiment "fleas navidad", present and bone came from the final set!  FEWWW! That was a lot of piecing together, but was totally worth it!!  I used all non-traditional colors, layout and feel and I am in love with this card!  I glossy accented the balloon, bone and teeth and used my stardust glitter pen on the presents and Santa's hat. I also used white enamel accents on the Santa's hat and eyes and finished it off with green enamel dots!  This has to be one of my favorites!

To pick up any of these stamp sets, please visit Paper Smooches Stamps HERE.
To play along with this weeks challenge, please head on over to the Paper Smooches Sparks Blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!  Happy Crafting!

:) Nicole

2013 Holiday Card Series: Card #4

This week brings card #4 in this year's holiday card series.  I'm going to try to step it up a bit and start doing a few more a week up until the week of Christmas....so stay tuned!  :)  To see a full process video of this project, please be sure to watch my YT video below.

Products used in this card:
Echo Park 6x6 Christmas This & That
My Style Stamps Christmas Wishes Sentiments
My Style Stamps Christmas Sequin Assortment
Paper Smooches Stamps Warm Hearts
Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen (My absolute favorite!)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

:) Nicole