Saturday, December 7, 2013

LSG & 7 Dots Studio Creative Hop

Welcome to LSG & 7 Dots Studio Creative hop!
 
We are so excited to have two amazing companies team up for a full day of creativity.  This hop will surely get your creative juices flowing so head on over to all these incredibly talented crafters to check out how they've combined the beautiful lines by 7 Dots Studio with Lindy's Stamp Gang products---it's a match made in color heaven!
 
We have a little surprise for you!
 
We would love for you to show some love to all our crafters and leave them a little message. You will have the opportunity to win a fabulous prize by both 7 Dots Studio and Lindy's Stamp Gang so please let us know that you have done so by coming back to 7 Dots Studio and Lindy's Stamp Gang blog at the end of the hop.
 
At the bottom of my post is a full list if you get lost along the way.
 
Here's what I've come up with...
 
This sweet little shaker box ornament is packed FULL of LSG and 7 Dots Studio LOVE!!  And snow.  'Cuz what's a shaker box without a bit of snow?
 
 
I chose to use a neutral paper with just a few pops of Lindy's vibrant color and sparkle for the inside.  DIG the color and glitter on that bottle brush tree!
 
 
And here's the back...

 
Lovin' all those layers!
 
7 Dots Studio paper is rockin' some of the best texture around.  Add to that  a touch of Lindy's Starburst sprays and stitching??
 
Divine!!
 
 
I'm a big fan of soldering, but wanted to find a way to create the look of a soldered piece that even my non-soldering crafty friends could manage.
 
Enter washi tape!
 
A bit of lightweight acrylic, washi tape and some GLITTER later and I had myself a hand-crafted ornament that would make any soldering gun jealous ;-) 
 


 
Here's a list of product I've used:
 
 
Aaaaannnd, here's a list of all the stops along our hop:
 
 
Ok Folks, that's it for me!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Now, get back to HOPPIN'!!
 
 Have FUN!!!
 
xx,

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sparkle.

Hello, TGF Fans!!
 
Welcome to my little stop on The Greeting Farm's 'Cyber-Monday Celebration Hop', featuring US---The Greeting Farm customers :-)
 
I'm so super excited to be playing along with a handful of other TGF lovers!!
 
http://splendidstamping.blogspot.com/
 
We've each spent time in our crafty spaces creating with some of our favorite TGF products, and today we get to share those creations with you in an EPIC Holiday Hop!!
 
Here's what I've come up with...
 
 
This sweet little tag was inspired by the word 'sparkle' on the My Favorite Thing set from the Oliver & Amelia range. 
 
You may have noticed that I've done a little body swapping to create my very own mix of TGF characters for this tag---Amelia's body and Twinkle Bean's head.  I LOVE how she turned out!!
 
Sparkle indeed.
 
Here's a peek at the back of the tag...
 
 
Aaaaaannnnddd, here's a peek at 'Amelia Bean' herself...HA!!
 
 
For this tag, I've used the sketch from the December Challenge over at UmWowStudio as inspiration.  YES!!  I've actually used a sketch.  I've never been very successful at using sketches, but I think this one worked! 
 
Here's a peek at the sketch, and how I've translated it into inspiration for my tag...
 
http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/2013/12/december-challenge-sketch.html
 

 
 
#1 - Clip!  Even tho' the sketch is showing a paperclip, I think this mini clothespin works.
#2 - Horizontal strips of patterned paper, with a focal image/photo (in this case, a colored image). 
#3 - Splatter!!  'Nuff said.
#4 - A sprinkling of stars.  DREAMY!
#5 - A circle element.  Instead of flair, I went with doodled circles.
#6 - A strip of vertical paper along the edge.
#7 - Polka dot paper.
 
Here's a quick list of products I've used:
My Favorite Things stamp set (RETIRED) & Twinkle Bean stamp (RETIRED)  - The Greeting Farm
Vintage Christmas 6x6 inch paper pad
Star Confetti & Circle Confetti Mask  - UmWowStudio
 Caribbean Blue Flat Fabio & Danny Zuko's Denim Flat Fabio - Lindy's Stamp Gang
 
 And finally, if you're TOTALLY diggin' the wrapping on the gift in the first couple photos above, here's a little tut on how to up-cycle yourself a little Holiday Garland LOVE.
 

 
Alrighty Folks, that's it for me!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Now, get to hoppin' and then go get your SHOP ON!!
 
xx,

Sunday, December 1, 2013

SNOW.

Hiya, Folks!! 

Today, is the very first day of the brand new December Color Challenge over on the Lindy's Stamp Gang blog! 

This challenge will run the entire month of October.  And as a bonus, those that play along and share their creations with Lindy's via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or linking up with the Color Challenge, may find themselves featured on the Lindy's blog in one of the 'Feature Friday's'.  Those who are featured on the blog will receive an email with a 20% off coupon to use at a time of their choosing.

Here's this month's color palette...

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Super rich and festive, right??!?

Love all the jewel tones!!  Makes me wanna bust out my some purple velvet and reupholster some stuff ;-)

Ready to get your color on?

The Rules:
  1. Help us spread the word! Share our color challenge graphic in your blog post and link to the Lindy’s Stamp Gang blog  http://lindystampgang.wordpress.com , where the challenge can be found. For every 50 people that enter, we’ll have one giveaway! So 100 entries=2 giveaways.
  2. Use Lindy’s Stamp Gang products! You can use, StarburstsFlat FabiosMoon ShadowsGlitz SpritzMagicalsEmbossing PowdersMica Powders… any of our stampslaser cut-outs, or brass charms.
  3. Use a minimum of two colors in the color challenge. You’re welcome to add neutrals, white, black, grey and brown.
  4. Link the Lindy products you used to the Lindy’s Stamp Gang store, like this: Hibiscus Rose.
 Easy Peasy, right??

Here's what I came up with...

This wintery card features some fun and frosty stamping, using Lindy's as the ink!  I love the soft watercolor look it gives...


 A bit of glitter altered up these alphas to give them the sparkle a proper Christmas card needs, and a bit of glitter splatter adds even MORE shine!


Vellum embellies soften the color and adds to that 'frosted' feel of my stamping, while a bit of doodling helps fill a bit more of the white space.

Here's a list of all the Lindy's goodness I've used:
Aaaannnd, if you wanna see how it all came together, here's a little process video I've whipped up...

And that, my friends, is that.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I'll see ya next time :-)
xx,

Friday, November 29, 2013

Viva Las VegaStamps! DT Tryout

 Hello!!
 
Today, I've put together a post of a few of my favorite stamping projects, to present as a tryout for the Viva Las VegaStamps! DT.
 
Aaaaaannnd rather than create an obligatory post of photos, I thought I'd take this opportunity and share with you a few way I like to use stamping in my personal craft projects!!
 
The first project I have for you today, features stamping in the background.


Background stamping may be a little more unobtrusive than stamping sentiments or focal images, but don't let that fool you into minimizing the importance of some rock solid background imagery!
 
Background stamping sets the stage.  Adds richness and texture.  A good background stamp can take the place of patterned paper or take that paper and rocket it to new heights!
 
(If you wanna see the original post for this project, you can find it HERE.  And if you wanna see the PROCESS VIDEO for this project, HERE you go!)
 
My next project features focal image stamping.
 


Focal image stamping sets the tone or theme for the entire project.  Although focal images come in many different forms---from sentiments to colored images to line art---there's no doubt they are the star of any project!

In this project, I've stamped with spray mists and then gone back and stamped the line images of leaves.

(If you wanna see the original post for this project, you can find it HERE.)

My final project features 'out-of-the-box' stamping.
 
 
'Out-of-the-box' stamping is stamping in a way that's not typical. This can mean you are stamping onto media other than paper OR stamping with an item not considered a stamp.  This category is endless!!  The sky is the limit.
 
For this project, I've stamped into clay to create this pretty embellishment.  This is one of my all time favorite ways to stamp!!
 
Here's a peek at the inside...


...and a close-up of that gorgeous clay embellie!! 
 
Love that texture.
 
 
Ok, guys that's a peek into a few of my favorite ways to use stamps!  And honestly, I'm kinda addicted to stamping---which is why I'd LOVE to join the Viva Las VegaStamps! team.  They have an amazing assortment of RUBBAH!
 
Seriously, it boggles the mind...
 
And whether I make the team or not, I just had to give a nod to one of the biggest and bestest stamp shops I know!!
 
Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!
 
 
xx,

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Housewife Note Keeper

Hiya, Folks!!
 
I have a fun and functional Home D├ęcor project for you today!!
 
Recently, I was given the opportunity to play with Gauche Alchemy's Happy Housewife kit :-)  MAN, is this kit jam-packed with crazy cool ephemera and kitchy items!
 
LOVE.
 
If you wanna se what exactly was in my kit, you can check out my kit share video HERE.
 
Anywho, here's one of the projects I've created...
 
 
Being the momma of a very busy household, I find myself with an abundance of things to remember.  I don't always have the time to add these little tidbits to my calendar right now, so I needed a way to hang onto those 'oh-so-important' reminders until I have a moment to get them on the books...
 
Enter the Note Keeper.
 
This wall hanging features several sections and dangles sweetly on my wall, ready to keep those little notes in check.
 
And it's WAY cute!!
 
 
I think my favorite section might be the chalkboard.
 
This Doodle FAB chalkboard started it's life as a silver-toned tray.  A bit of chalkboard paint and some white gel pen later, and it's one fully functional chalkboard---ready for action!
 
You can find my tutorial for DIY Chalkboard Paint HERE.
 

Another section features crisscrossing sections of jute.  Just slip those notes in and they'll stay put until you come-a-'callin!
 
Do  you see the green stamps??  Yeah!
 

And finally, the top and bottom sections are covered in this red and white polka dot DREAM fabric.  Just a bit more room to clip bits on to for safekeeping.
 
Alright Guys, I'm OUT!!
 
Until next time...
 
xx,

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ugly Christmas Sweater.

Hello!!
 
Today, I have a quick Christmas card for you :-)
 

This CAS card features the Saturated Canary image [Ugly] Christmas Sweater.  How adorable is she?!!?
 
Makes me wanna go buy an over-the-top ugly Christmas sweater of my very own. 


As I said, this card is truly clean and simple, with only a sprinkling of goodies along the side.  And DIG those teeny tiny stars!!!  They're from the Star Confetti pack from UmWowStudio.  LOVE me some teeny tiny stars.
 
Just sayin'.
 
And here's a close-up of Miss Ugly Sweater, herself...
 

 
If you wanna see how this card came together, here's a little video for ya...
 

 
Alrighty, guys that's it for me!!  Thanks so much for stoppin' by.
 
I'll catch you on the flip side ;-)
 
xx,

Thursday, November 21, 2013

When You Wish Upon A Star...

Hello!
 
Today, I have a little 'magic' for you.
 
A mini book that tells the tale of  my baby girl's love of Princesses.
 
 
A couple years ago, when our family took a trip to Disneyland, my daughter could have never imagined she was destined to actually meet real Princesses!! 
 
I knew then, as a scrapbookin' momma, that I had to document this event.
 
And when I saw this castle album from Clear Scraps??
 
DONE.
 

The title is my take on the classic Disney lyric, 'When you wish upon a star...'.  See the vellum and chippy stars??
 

 
And this set of princess flair rocks my world!!
 

YEP!!  We even did the whole face painting thing!  Here's my girl rockin' her very own 'cat beard' :-) 

 
I really LOVE how my Lindy's Starburst Spray pools on the chippies!  Little puddles of sparkly goodness.  And in my opinion, more glitter is always MORE!!
 


I'm so happy with the fun texture and amazing color on this album!!  If you wanna see how it all came together, check out my video HERE.

 
Here's a list of all the products I've used in my album:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ok, that's it for for me today!!  Thanks so much for stoppin' by.
 
xx,
 
 
I'm linkin' this project up with UmWowStudio and Authentique Paper's Throwback Thursday November Challenge.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Jeans To Art Journal.

Hiya Guys!!
 
Today, I come packin' a FABULOUSLY thrifty tutorial.
 
A little up-cycle love.
 
We're gonna turn an old pair of jeans into a quick and one-of-a-kind ART JOURNAL!
 
 
This month over on the Gauche Alchemy blog, we're exploring Art Journaling!  And being a total newbie to art journaling, I wanted to give it a try with minimal cost to me, and in a size I knew I could manage.
 
And I wanted it to be cute.



So, I went in search for sturdy fabric I could bend to my will, aaaaannnd I came across an old pair of jeans.  SCORE!! 
 
I filled it with a mixed media paper by Canson.  It's lightweight and rocks wet media as well as watercolor paper.
 

 
A little stitching and paint and my journal is ready to go.  I can't wait until the worn and filled with a multitude of paint and ink splatters! 
 
Now, that's love.
 
 
If you wanna see this project come together, you can check it out HERE.
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Now, who's an art journaling pro?  Who's a newbie ready to give it a go??
 
Don't forget to check in with Gauche Alchemy throughout this month for TONS of art journaling tips and inspiration!
 
xx,

 
 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Well, That's A Glass Of A Different Color!

Hello!  Today, I have a fun tutorial for you.
 
Tinted glass.
 
Yep!  I've used my favorite Lindy's Stamp Gang products to tint myself up a lovely Fall inspired tablescape.
 
Here's a peek...
 
 
Every single one of these cute little tealight candle holders started their life as clear glass.  Now, they're rockin' some serious color! 
 
And the wooden base??  Stained with Lindy's, too.
 
That gorgeous color TOTALLY makes me wanna grab my big 'ol bag of wood veneer embellies and go to town!!
 
Here's a list of the colors I've used:


Here's a close-up...


And, here's the money shot!!  I absolutely LOVE how they glow.


The tinting possibilities are endless!!  Imagine tinted light fixtures.  Lamps.  Mason jars filled with goodies, ready to gift to someone special!  Oh, yeah :-)
 
If you want the 'how' and the 'to' of this project, hop on over and check out my video tutorial HERE.
 
Ok guys, that's it for me!!  I'll catch you on the flip side...
 


xx,