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??
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!!!

Monday, December 2, 2013


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!!
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...

#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!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013


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...

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 , 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 :-)