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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Friendship

Hi, Barbara Washington here with my Thursday guest designer card. Today, for the anything goes challenge, I took the opportunity to use a set of SweetStamps stamps that I have been wanting to use -- Screech Owl Chicks and Scripture duo. I love these owls. They are so adorable. The sentiment that comes with them is so awesome.
To create my card, I started with a kraft base card. I got the background technique, aged text boards, from Technique Junkies. The text is from an old discarded book. I stamped the owls right on the background and used distress markers to color them. The sentiment was stamped and die cut.
Check out the new weekly and monthly challenges. We'd love you to join in on the fun.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Combo Challenge: Anything Goes + EMBOSSING

Hello crafty friends. We've got a treat for you! It's time for a NEW Weekly AND Monthly Technique Challenge! We will be combining this week's theme...
ANYTHING GOES
with this month's Technique Challenge Theme... 
EMBOSSING (dry or heat)

As always, here are some awesome and inspiring projects from our DT Sweeties:



We'd love to see your Embossed project (cards, scrapbook pages, altered art, mixed media, ATC, etc. are welcome), so come and join the fun! You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store by playing along in our challenge! Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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This is our Monthly Technique Challenge, so it will run through May 14th. Check out all the monthly challenges here. 

Happy Stamping! 



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Easter Celebration

Hi! Barbara Washington here to share another card as SweetStamps guest designer for April. This week the SweetStamps challenge is Easter. I chose the SweetStamps image, Girl With Bunny, as my focal image. She is so adorable dressed in her Easter finest. She's even wearing her Easter bonnet. She is holding her little bunny and looks so happy. She was a perfect stamp to paper piece. Even the bunny is paper pieced. I used a soft paper towel for the bunny to give it a soft, furry look. I fussy cut the girl so I could layer her on top of the background. The yellow background panel was dry embossed using an embossing folder. I die cut the basket from wood paper. Then I layered die cut vines and  added the little flowers with Viva Decor centers. The sentiment comes from another SweetStamps set, Black Capped Chickadees & Blessings. I love the fact that you can use this sentiment for more than just one holiday.
There's still time to join in the challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Challenge #164 Easter

Hello and happy Tuesday crafty friends!  Are things {finally} getting "springy" in your neck of the woods? Hope so! It's time for another weekly challenge, and this week's theme is...
Easter
We'd love to see your Easter creation (cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media, ATCs, etc.), so come and join the fun! You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store by playing along in our challenge! Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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Our Monthly Technique Challenge is Inking Stamps with Markers and runs through April 14th. Come join us and check out what our DT Sweeties made! View ALL the monthly challenges here.


***Don't forget to check back later this week for more inspiration from our monthly Guest Designers!***


You may have noticed some "new" items on some of our DT's creations from Globecraft & Piccolo {a division of SweetStamps.com}. Click here to jump to the G&P blog to check out some of the G&P DT posts, they are a great addition to any crafting project!

Next week our theme is SWEETS. 
Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!
 


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pieces of Life

 Hi stamping friends. I'm so excited to be the guest designer for the month of April here at SweetStamps. I'm Barbara Washington and I've been stamping for many years. One Thanksgiving my sister brought over a set of stamps and demonstrated how to heat emboss. I was smitten and the rest is history. Creating with paper and trying new techniques are my passions. I live in Chicago with my two grown daughters, my 7 year old grandson, my 3 year old granddaughter, and four cats.  I enjoy trying many of the blog challenges which are posted each month. This month I look forward to sharing my interpretations of the challenges here at SweetStamps and I hope you will join me. You can learn more about me and see more of my work on my blog, Magic Delights.
This week the challenge at SweetStamps is dies. Here is the card I created.

The base card is white cardstock. The layering panel is a piece of design paper. All of the dies used are Cheery Lynn dies. SweetStamps has a large collection of Cheery Lynn Design Dies for sale. The corners  were die cut from the panel. The center oval was cut and the negative of the die cut was used to frame the lilac bunch (SweetStamps). The lilacs were colored using distress markers. China blue distress ink was stippled around the image to give a little dimension. The dragon flies are also Cheery Lynn Design dies. The card design says spring; hopefully, mother nature gets inspired. I can't wait to see what you design for the dies challenge.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Challenges #163 Dies

Happy Tuesday crafty friends!  It's time for another weekly challenge! This week's theme is...
~Dies~
We'd love to see your swirl creation (cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media, ATCs, etc.), so come and join the fun! You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store by playing along in our challenge! Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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Our Monthly Technique Challenge is Inking Stamps with Markers and runs through April 15th. Come join us and check out what our DT Sweeties made! View ALL the monthly challenges here.


***Don't forget to check back later this week for more inspiration from our monthly Guest Designers!***


You may have noticed some "new" items on some of our DT's creations from Globecraft & Piccolo {a division of SweetStamps.com}. Click here to jump to the G&P blog to check out some of the G&P DT posts, they are a great addition to any crafting project!

Next week our theme is EASTER. 
Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!