Thursday, September 30, 2010

Crafty Sentiments Use a Border Punch Challenge

Hello everyone, today Crafty Sentiments wants you to use a border punch on your card/project. Come on over and join us! I made a Christmas tag using Daisy available as an acrylic stamp over at Crafty Sentiments. I used a MS lace punch for the challenge, to enter your card and see the rest of the design team's creations you can visit the Crafty Sentiments Blog. Happy Crafting!

Image: Daisy available as a clear stamp at Crafty Sentiments
Paper: DCWV Holiday Collection Christmas Stack
Misc: MS lace punch, prima bling, ribbon from stash
Coloring: copics, prisma markers/pencils

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Reuse and Recycle

Hello everyone, I just wanted to share a project I made from a bag of buttons I had recently purchased. You can find them at your local craft store for about $5 each ($3 with coupons). I thought the little bag was really cute and decided to reuse it instead of throwing it away. Here is the bag before:

And here it is after:

Thanks for stopping by, hope you find some things around the house you can reuse for your paper crafts! I used digi image Tracy by Instyle Stamps.

Image: Tracy by Instyle Stamps
Paper: DCWV
Coloring: Copics, prismas
Misc: Prima flowers, ribbon from stash, Want 2 Scrap pearls

Friday, September 24, 2010

It's Blog Hop Time!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have had a great week. Today Instyle Stamps is having it's monthly blog hop. If you're following the hop you should have just left Kristine's Blog , if not you can start from the ISS Blog. Our theme this hop is Fall/Autum. I used Janice (available in digi form) and made her 3x her size. I colored her with copic markers and prisma pencils. Janice may not look like she is ready for fall on the outside but inside her card she has included some delicious fall dessert recipes for you to try. My friend moved to Chicago a few months ago and she had been asking me to send her a recipe of a dish she loved so I thought it would be nice to send her a card with some fall recipes for her to try out also. The little pocket is very easy to make. You just score the two sides of your cardstock and adhere to your card.

I used Glue Arts Raise n's to add dimension to Janice and Glue Arts Ribbon adhesive to apply my ribbon. I'm telling you this ribbon adhesive is great, just be careful when you're handling it because the stickiness can get you if you're not careful. :) The Raise n's are very easy to use, you just peel and stick them to your project.

Your next stop is Robin's Blog. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to vote for your favorite project!

Other ISS Events going on:
  • ISS is hosting a birthday bash for OWH for more info and a chance to win go here.
  • Glue Arts Week: for a chance to win some Glue Arts Adhesives go here.
  • If you leave a comment on this blog or any Instyle Stamps DT blog featuring an ISS project you will be entered to win a digi image from ISS. Good luck!
Image: Janice by Instyle Stamps
Paper: October Afternoon
Adhesives: Glue Arts 3D Combo Pack, Glue Glider Pro (Perma-tac), Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
Coloring: copics, prisma markers & pencils
Misc: Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, prima bling, ribbon from stash

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Crafty Sentiments Use Your Scraps Challenge

Hello Everyone! Today over at Crafty Sentiments we are having a "use your scraps" challenge. I always have scrap paper and cardstock left over and hate to throw it away but this time I had an excuse to save it. I embossed one scrap of cardstock with my cuttlebug and used a lace punch on the other. I followed the Mojo Monday Sketch for this card and love how it looks. To enter your card head on over to the Crafty Sentiments Blog! Thanks for stopping by!

Image: The Bride (available as a photo polymer stamp) by Crafty Sentiments
Paper: Scraps
Coloring: Prisma Markers, Copics
Misc: Studio G stamp, ribbon from stash, cuttlebug dot folder, MS lace punch, Eyelet Outlet Brads

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ISS Release Chloe in Wonderland plus card template

Happy Wednesday! Today ISS is showing you Chloe in Wonderland! When I saw this image I knew I had to make a funky I decided to make my own cake card template. I love how it turned out! The candles were an after thought...I wanted to put a teapot and tea cup on the top but then decided on the candles so I drew them by hand, cut them out and colored them. I colored Chloe with my copics and prisma markers.

I used the Glue Glider Pro to apply the patterned paper. I was able to handle the Glue Glider much better with this card because I had gotten used to it.I also used Glue Arts Ribbon adhesive for my rickrack ribbon. I gotta say I'm really liking the Ribbon Adhesive. I use a lot of ribbon and lace on my projects and this adhesive actually makes them stick! One main thing I noticed and had trouble with was the position of the tape. I would have preferred if the tape was facing inward instead of out. Because the tape is facing outward it tends to stick to things like your fingers and tid bits of scraps that are close to the adhesive. To fix this I just had to be really careful not to let the strips of adhesives touch anything besides the paper I was going to use it on. Conclusion: The ribbon adhesive works great but you need to be really careful when handling it.

To check out more creations with Chloe in Wonderland check out the Instyle Stamps Blog!

To download the svg cake card template click here.

Image: Chloe in Wonderland by Instyle Stamps
Adhesives: Glue Glider Pro (perma-tac), Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
Paper: October Afternoon
Misc: Prima and generic bling homemade flower, ribbon from stash
Coloring: copics, prisma markers

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ISS Release Week Firefly Chloe

Hello everyone, it's time for Instyle Stamps release week! Hooray! Even more great news, Glue Arts has graciously sponsored us and this whole week the DT and I will be showing you projects made with Glue Arts adhesives. We will also be giving away some goodies from Glue Arts over at the Instyle Stamps blog so be sure to check the blog this week! Now on with the project! Today ISS is showing you Firefly Chloe! Isn't she a cutie? She will be in the store this Friday. The grass, trees and moon were cut with the cricut and are from Plantin Schoolbook. I added glitter to the moon and grass and the sentiment is from a MS wedding set. Thanks for stopping by! Read on for my 1st experience with my Glue Glider Pro. :)

I used the GlueGlider Pro as my main adhesive. I have to say I had never used the GGP before and was a bit scared to use it. At first I was a bit hesitant to try it out, but I thought what the heck let's try something new. :) I found out that I prefer small strips of adhesive (instead of a continuous line) and really like the green roller which lets me chose how much adhesive to use. I also found out the hard way that the perma tac is unbelievably permanent, so I had to be sure to place my things the right way the first time or I was out of luck. Conclusion: Overall I thought the Glue Glider Pro was easy to use once I got the hang of it (like maybe after 5-10 applications) and the adhesive was very effective.

Image: Firefly Chloe by Instyle Stamps
Adhesive: Glue Glider Pro by Glue Arts (perma-tac)
Paper: DCWV Fall glitter pack
Coloring: Copics, Prisma markers/pencils
Misc: MS Wedding Stamp Set, Cricut, PS Cartridge, Studio G Glitter

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Instyle Stamps Sneak Peek....

Instyle Stamps is showing sneak peeks of new images this week and today it's time to show Double Bloom! I used the image 3 times, flipped each image and resized it so they would look a bit different. I was going to have them coming from the ground but they looked more like branches to me, so I decided to have them hanging from above. Check out the ISS Blog for more sneak peeks and gorgeous creations from the Design Team!

Image: Double Bloom by Instyle Stamps (available Friday Sept 24th)
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Coloring: Prisma markers, copics
Misc: MS lace punch, Want 2 Scrap pearls, Studio G stamp

Crafty Sentiments Blue, Grey, Yellow Challenge

Hello, hello! This Thursday Crafty Sentiments has a fun color combo for you to try out using yellow, grey and blue. Here is the card I made using Snowman Family by Crafty Sentiments. To enter your card and look at more DT samples go to the Crafty Sentiments Blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Image: Snowman Family by Crafty Sentiments
Paper: My Mind's Eye, October Afternoon
Misc: Cuttlebug love embossing mini folder, ribbon & lace from stash
Coloring: Prisma Markers/pencils

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Instyle Stamps Inspiration Challenge

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. We have a fun challenge for you over at the Instyle Stamps Blog today. The challenge is to make a project inspired from one of our favorite children's book. I chose the book called Need a House? Call Ms. Mouse! by George Mendoza.

I believe Tracy from Instyle Stamps is giving Ms. Mouse a call to see if she can build her a gorgeous house, just like the ones in the book. To enter your project and look at more projects from the Design Team check out the Instyle Stamps Blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Image: Tracy (available in digi form) by Instyle Stamps
Paper: DCWV
Misc: MM brads, Chocolate Thickers, Memento Ink
Coloring: Prisma markers/pencils, copics

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sassy Friend

Here's a quick card I made using Bella Bride for the Dare to be Sassy Challenge over at Sassy Studio Designs Blog. I made her pretty big so I could focus on her face and colored her with copics and prisma markers. Thanks for stopping by! Hope my friend likes it!

Image: Bella Bride by Sassy Studio Designs
Paper: DCWV
Misc: Want 2 Scrap pearls, ribbon from stash
Coloring: Copics, prisma markers/pencils.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Iss sponsors CPS

Hi everyone, just wanted to share with you all that InStyle Stamps is sponsoring CPS sketch challenge (Card Positioning Systems) this week. All you have to do is follow this week's sketch and leave a link to your card or project on the CPS blog. Here is the card I made based on sketch #184. I used digi image Kei by Instyle Stamps. Hope you join the challenge!

Image: Kei by Instyle Stamps
Paper: American Crafts
Stamps: MS Wedding
Misc: Melissa Frances frame, prima flower & bling
Coloring: prisma markers and copics

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Crafty Sentiments Digi Challenge!

Hi everyone this Thursday Crafty Sentiments is having a "use a digi challenge." If you own a digi stamp (if you don't have a digi stamp you can find free ones here) we would love to see your creations! There will be a prize for one lucky winner! For my project I used Flopsy in the rain by Crafty Sentiments. I colored him with prisma markers and copics. Come and play along with us! To enter your card and see what the rest of the team came up with check out the Crafty Sentiments Blog.

Image: Flopsy in the rain by Crafty Sentiments
Paper: DCWV green stack, Webster's pages, Prima flowers, MM rub ons
Coloring: prisma markers/pencils, copics

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Hello everyone, it's time for Instyle Stamps Color Challenge! Here is the picture we are using for the colors..we have, green, yellow, pink, red and orange. I love making different shaped cards and with my cricut it's super easy to do. This is a house card I made with sweet Janice which is available in digi form. I thought the little pie in the window added a little extra to the card. To enter your card and to see the rest of the design team's creations make sure to check out the ISS Blog!

If you are randomly selected and used an ISS image, you win 2 digi images
If you are randomly selected and did not use an ISS image, you still win 1 digi image from ISS.

Image: Janice by Instyle Stamps
Paper: DCWV, October Afternoon
Coloring: Prisma markers/pencils, Copics
Misc: prima bling, MM stickers, Want 2 Scrap pearls, Recollections pie sticker
Inspiration picture :

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sweet Butterflies

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share a simple card I made. I've been wanting to use butterflies on my cards for a while now but just haven't gotten around to it until now...Every time I look at the card I feel like the butterflies are just going to fly off into the sky. I have to say I'm loving the hot pink and black combo, I will definitely be using it again. The butterflies were cut with my cricut and the image I used is digi image Kei from Instyle Stamps. The card measures 8x4 in. I kept the card pretty basic because I felt the butterflies already added movement and dimension to the card. Thanks for stopping by!

Image: Kei by Instyle Stamps
Paper: Pink and black cardstock
Coloring: copics, prisma pencils
Misc: cricut, MS glitter, want to scrap pearls, Ink Boutique sentiment

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Instyle Stamps Sketch Challenge

I can't believe it's September already! Boy, time is flying by so fast. It also means Instyle Stamps has a new sketch challenge for you to try. This time we were all asked to make a T-slide card. I have to admit I had a bit of trouble with this one. If you want to try a T-slide card you can follow the tutorial here. I'm not used to making masculine cards...even though I have a nephew, but I'm trying to get a feel for them.

I used Hiroku, (who is available in digi and rubber) isn't he just the cutest? For more inspiration and to submit your entry go to the Instyle Stamps Blog. Thanks for stopping by!

If you are randomly selected and used an ISS image, you win 2 digi images
If you are randomly selected and did not use an ISS image, you still win 1 digi image for ISS.

Image: Hiroku by Instyle Stamps
Paper: October Afternoon
Misc: Happy Birthday Stamp,button, ribbon from stash, thickers, stickles
Coloring: Copics, Prisma markers/pencils