MFT Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone, happy Monday!  My weekend just flew by, I was so busy drooling over all the new CHA lines!  I can’t wait for them to start rolling in!!

Today’s card is for this week’s MFT sketch challenge over at SCS.  I loved the layout and thought it would be fun to play along.

Paper: Basic Grey  Stamp: My Favorite Things  Ink: Amuse, Copic markers  Accessories: MFT Die-namics, Pearls, American Crafts Ribbon, Nesties, Glossy Accents.

That’s it for me today!  I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


2011 Christmas Card Challenge #9

Hello everyone, happy Sunday!  I can not believe that it is already time for this week’s Christmas Card Challenge!  This week our challenge is to use transparencies on your cards, remember you don’t have to follow the challenges,  as long as you have a Christmas or winter holiday card added to your stash for next christmas we are happy!

I had a blast making this card, I haven’t done a shaker card in years!  I am thinking I should try a couple more.  If you want to see more detail just double click on the picture.   😀   Don’t forget to check out the rest of the teams cards, and leave them a little love!

Paper: Cosmo Cricket  Stamps: Your Next Stamp  Ink: Amuse, Copic markers  Accessories: FlowerSoft, Transparency, Ribbon, Glitter Ritz glitter, Glossy Accents, Nesties.

I am also adding this card into the current Your Next Stamp  challenge which is to make a winter scene.

I am going to do a little housework today and then get stamping.  I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!



Bugaboo Stamps ATC Challenge!

**This is my second post today, please scroll down for my Drunken Stampers post**

Hi again!  Today’s challenge at Catch the Bug is to make ATC’s!  I have never made an ATC before so it was a challenge working with such a small space!  Make sure you hop on over and check out what the rest of the amazing DT has for you this week, I’m sure you will be inspired!

Paper: Bo Bunny  Stamp: Bugaboo Stamps  Ink: Copic markers  Accessories: Prima flower, Pearls.

That’s it for me today!  I hope you have a great Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Drunken Stampers Challenge #52 ~ Birthday Bash!

Hi everyone!  Happy Saturday!  I am amazed that it has been 1 year since Spike and I started up the Drunken Stampers and it was just the two of us, our little family has grown since then and we now have 3 wonderful design team members along for the ride!  Yes, I said 3, we have an amazing new designer joining us this week and we are sooo happy to have her on the team!  Make sure you jump over to the Drunken Stampers blog and find out who it is!

In honor of our first birthday, our theme this week is Birthday Bash!  Make any birthday related card or project and join in the fun and help us celebrate!

Paper: Bazzill  Stamps: Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, Hero Arts background stamp  Ink: Amuse, Ranger pigment ink, Copic markers  Accessories: Clear ep, Ribbon, MFT Die-namics border, Nesties, Glossy Accents, Glitter Ritz glitter, Prima flower, BG button, DMC floss, Rhinestones.

I am visiting with Lisa today and doing a little stamping!  I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

It’s Freebie Friday!

TGIF!  Happy Friday everyone!  I am so happy it is Friday, because that means it is Freebie day at Bugaboo Stamps!  This week’s cutie Deacon is looking so sweet on the swing with his little teddy bear don’t you think?

Paper: Basic Grey  Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps, Kraftin’ Kimmie sentiment Ink: Amuse, Copic markers Accessories: Twine, Button, CTMH brads and metal bracket.

I hope you get a chance to check out what the rest of the team has for you today at Catch the Bug, there are so many wonderful cards to see!

I will be stamping today, I need to catch up on a bunch of cards after my little mojoless (I know that is not a real word, but that is what it was) streak! the past week and a half.  I hope you have a great Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Tutorial Wednesday Making Magnets with Bugaboo Stamps

*This is my 2nd post for today,  if you are looking for my Flutter By Wednesday card please scroll down.*

Hello again everyone, happy Wednesday!  I have a special post today, it is my turn to share a tutorial for Bugaboo Stamps with you!   I have looked at many but never done one myself until now, so please be gentle.  I am going to show you how to make a quick little magent today,  let’s get started!

What I used:

Neenah Card stock, Copic markers, Nesties, Judikins DG3 gel, Be Creative tape (Sookwang tape), Chip board, Magnet, Distress Ink.

Print out the image you want to use and collect all of your supplies, and then color your image.

When you are happy with how your image is colored you can cut it into the shape you wish. I centred the Nestie over my image and then taped it down before running it through my Cuttlebug.

I also ran a piece of chipboard (cracker box) through my Cuttlebug for the back of the magnet to give it added strength.

Attach the chipboard and the image carefully with your adhesive.  Before you ink the edges lightly with distress ink sand any rough edges around your image and attach your magnet to the back side.

Carefully apply the art gel to your image being careful not to get too many bubbles.  If you do get them carefully remove with a pin and allow to dry overnight.  I found that the gel takes quite a bit of time to dry up so you need to watch little fingers!  It took me a couple of tries before I learned that lesson!

I did try using Glossy Accents as well as Diamond Glaze for my this, but the Glossy accents did not dry nearly as clear as the Judikins art gel.  The art gel is also self  leveling  and did not go over the sides which I loved.

So there you go, my first tutorial!  I hope you enjoyed!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Flutter By Wednesday #139

Happy Wednesday everyone!  This week’s challenge over at Flutter by Wednesday is white on white.   Your butterfly, fairy or angel can have color but everything else has to be white!   Don’t forget to check out the rest of the lovely DT’s cards and leave them a little love, all the links are on my sidebar.

Paper: Hammermill  Stamps: C.C. Designs, Amuse sentiment  Ink: Amuse, Copic markers Accessories: MFT Die-namics, Cuttlebug, Nesties, Glitter Ritz glitter, Smooch Illuminate, Pearls, Ribbon.

I will be back in a little bit with a special Bugaboo post, until then have a great day!