Saturday, May 30, 2015

Fun in the Sun- Paper Piecing

You still have time to enter the Paper Piecing Challenge this week- link HERE.

 Remember when we could not wait until winter ended, and swore we would not complain about the heat- whatsoever???  Hahaha  Well, it is not overly hot here, but the humidity- 65-100% it so bad!
 I used Ink Spots and daubered on colors onto the cardstock.  I started with a SweetStamps stencil AS36-011 Abstract (sneak peak- to be released soon!), using the blues for the water- lightest to darkest (Reflecting Pool, then Tidal Wave then Nassau Blue).  I sponged on the sand colors, then tore a piece of copy paper and sponged on- lightly- Tidal Wave ink for the sky.
 I stamped the chair and umbrella and the sun onto the cardstock (for placement) and added the paper pieced cut-outs.  I would sure love to be there right now : )

Products that I used from the Sweet Stamps store:

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Faux Letterpress with Dies!

Hello and Happy Friday!!!  It's Lisa and I'm so happy to be here with you today!  I am sharing a card that was very much inspired by the amazing Jennifer McGuire... you can visit her blog to read and watch more on how the technique I use works.  After watching her video I immediately thought of the Daisy Center Medallion Die from, and knew it would be perfect for this technique...

So simple and yet so elegant!  The basics for this technique includes inking up an intricate die, running it through your maching with an embossing mat, and using watercolored paper. Viola!  I then stamped my sentiment, and raised my panel up but chose to stick with all white as I didn't want to distract from the Medallion die image.

Supplies Used:

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Girl and Her Dog

My one scrapbook page for the year of a little girl and her dog.  I created this page to sit alongside a previous page using the same papers and decided the SweetStamps flowers would look nicer than stickers and I like how it turned out.

Images: SweetStamps: Summer Daisy 3029 , Daisy from Side 3032 , Daisy Duo 3026

Paper: Basic Grey - distress look (base), Simple Stories designer papers, stickers and chipboard pieces, Beckett Expressions Radiance for flowers

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers, Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Ruler, Perfect Square, Xacto craft knife, Impression Obsession - grass die, Memory Box - cloud die 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Donna K here with you today sharing my totally CAS card.
I used the Felicity digi to create this one layer motivational note card 
for one of my exercise buddies.
I added a few flower sequins using Glastique to attach them.
I think she's pretty fun and oh so cute.

Don't forget about our latest challenge here at Sweet Stamps!
You can find the link up on yesterday's post. 
This week's theme is Paper Piecing.

Have a great day today!!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Challenge #223 - 3D Paper Piecing

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!
Happy Monday!!

Time for another weekly challenge!

Our theme is....
3D Paper Piecing 
Lets see some paper piecing!
A fun and simple technique!

Happy Memorial Day!!
Be sure to check out our Memorial WEEK sale here!!

DT Sweeties projects...

We'd love to see your beautiful creations, so come play along! {Cards, ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, etc.} You could win a $10 shopping spree for goodies at's online store by playing along in our challenge! 

Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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***Check back throughout the week for more inspiration from our DT Sweeties!!***

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

dream catcher

Detail of butterflies.

Dream catchers seem to be trending right now and this one is so soft and feminine.
I made a circle from wire and covered it in lace.
I used my favorite butterfly die along with a medallion die and added three of these glittery beauties fluttering among the lace.
For the center of the ring I embossed the bird pair with aged pink powder. I added a nest using sparkly gift bag filler.
Very sweet for an accent in a baby girls room.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hello Poppies!

Hello!  Lisa here on this wonderful Friday, and I have a super easy clean and simple card to share with you all today...

Supplies Used:

This card was a very easy clean and simple card to create.  I started my stamping my poppies onto my cardbase and coloring in with Colored Pencils.  I then stamped just the 3 larger flowers onto separate cardstock, colored in, and fussy cut.  Once I was done I popped them up with foam adhesive on my cardbase, and added the sentiment. I also added some sparkle with a Wink of Stella pen, as I just couldn't help myself, hehehe!

I hope you'll join us in this weeks challenge: Favorite Colors

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pinks and Blues

The SweetStamps challenge this week is to use your favorite color(s).

 Anyone who knows me could guess- Pink or I used both.  I want to describe how I made the background.
 I used Peerless Watercolors for the background- painted them on Watercolor Paper. I used Geranium Pink, Royal Crimson and Sky Blue..  One it dried, I stamped a portion of the script in Nassau Blue on the background-here and there. I used the Rose flower from the stencil and added embossing paste, then added some texture paste around the flower thru drywall tape.  I added some dots with White Dye ink and Nassau Blue.   I daubered ink over the embossing paste with Pink and Blue inks. The rose was painted with Peerless watercolors.
 A little Washi tape, burlap with Gesso and Nassau Blue ink and some ribbon finish off the card.

Items I used on the card from the SweetStamps store can be found here:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Christmas Trees

It's never too early to think about Christmas especially when you're making the items yourself so I (Roxie) have two Christmas trees to show you which were created with Globecraft and Piccolo supplies.

The following Globecraft and Piccolo products were used:
adhesive - Enamel Embossing Powder Fluid
tree base -Plain Christmas Tree Piccolo Accent S109, Mossy Glen Enamel EP , trunk - Mermaid Tears Enamel EP
bow - Lil Flowers, Leaves, Birds & Bows Accents A128, 24k Gold EP
birds - Lil Flowers, Leaves, Birds & Bows Accents A128Deep Red 3D Enamel Gel
candy canes - Candycanes & Peppermints Piccolo Accents A171Micro White Enamel EP, spaces filled with Glastique and red micro beads poured on a let dry before continuing
stars - Tiny Hearts, Flowers, Stars & Flourishes A144, Siam Silver Enamel EP
gems and pearls - unknown

 The following Globecraft and Piccolo products were used:
adhesive - Enamel Embossing Powder Fluid
tree base -Plain Christmas Tree Piccolo Accent S109, Mossy Glen Enamel EP , trunk - Brownstone Enamel EP
stars - Tiny Hearts, Flowers, Stars & Flourishes A144, Deep Blue Sky Enamel EP
garland - Tiny Hearts, Flowers, Stars & Flourishes A144, covered with Glastique and sprinkled with Pure Sparkle Glitter
hearts -Tiny Hearts, Flowers, Stars & Flourishes A144, Deep Red 3D Enamel Gel
pearls - unknown

For both trees the Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze 1 oz. was used to stick the shapes to the embossed base then the entire base was covered with the same glaze which became an adhesive to hold it all together.

Tree one is an ornament that hangs and 2 is a refrigerator magnet.

I hope you enjoyed a little Christmas in May!