Monday, October 16, 2017

Skipping Stones' Meet Our New Design Team Blog Hop


Hello - Thank for stopping by.  Let me introduce myself my name is Annie Collins. This is my first term with Skipping Stones Designs - Design Team. I am so honored that I was asked to be a part of the team. 

I have been a  paper crafter for over 20 years now. I have been a crafter in one form or another my entire life. I enjoy the creative process. I live in sunny Florida with my wonderful family. My loving and supportive husband and our 3 amazing children along with our sweet pets - both cats and dogs.

Now, I would like to share my project with you. I created this card using the beautiful I'd Pick You stamp set pictured below.


I first created a watercolor background using Distress Ink in the following colors Tumble Glass, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean & Blueprint sketch. I let it dry then sprinkled some Heidi Swapp in Gold & Citron set it a side to dry.

I then colored the image. Die cut the little label for the sentiment, I also cut the plum card stock to back my card front panel. Once the background was completely dry I pierced the card front panel and stitched with gold metal embroidery thread.

Then, I adhered the floral image to the card panel using foam adhesive for some height. finished with some more gold thread, sequins and enamel dots.

Thank you so much for coming by my blog. I hope you visit Skipping Stones Designs Store and purchase some wonderful stamps for your collection. 

I hope that you stop by again and visit me here.

Please be sure to stop by each of the Skipping Stones Designs - Design Team Members Blogs and leave a bit of love on their project. Thanks Enjoy your day!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hello Creative Friends!

I would like to introduce myself,  my name is Annie Collins and I am honored to be Peek-a-boo's Guest Design Team Member for the month of October.  I was so excited to create cards with such  beautiful stamps.

The first set of cards I created using the Madhubani Stamp Set.  I used the Peacock and flowers of the set for my first card.

 
This card is an A2 size (4.25"x 5.50"), I created the card panel by using Distress Ink in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserve. Then I sprinkled some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold. While my panel dried I colored the images with Copic Markers; then used a gold gel pen to add some highlights. Once the gel pen was dry I applied a bit of Wink of Stella in clear shimmer to the Peacock. I then mounted the watercolor panel on peacock blue cardstock. I then added the images to the panels and adhered them to the card. I finished off the card with Liquid Pearls in Peacock.


This card is an A2 size (4.25"x 5.50"), I created the card panel by using Distress Ink in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserve.  While my panel dried I colored the images with Copic Markers; then used a gold gel pen to add some highlights. I then die cut the word Congratulations from white and black card stock. I then layered and adhered them together. Once the watercolor panel was dry I die cut a circle from it to use as a layer behind the two Elephants. To add a grounding element for the elephants I covered a scrap piece of card stock with some floral washi tape' I then cut fish tails into both ends. I layered the the washi tape on top of the leaves from the stamp set. All the components were then layered on top of black card stock panel. Which was adhered to the card front. I finished the card with Gold shimmer enamel dots.


 For my final card today, I used the Panda Hugs Stamp Set. This set is simply adorable. From the set I used the pandas with balloons. I saw these two love pandas letting their heart take flight.


This card is an A2 size (4.25"x 5.50"), I created the card panel by using Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China and Faded Jeans. I then sprinkled with water. I then ran a few stitch dies (heart, loop & wave) over the panel to create a wind feel. Next, I die cut  the entire panel with a cross-stitch die, I then die cut some white card stock with a cloud die. I colored the balloons with Distress Markers in Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Seedless Preserve & Twisted Citron. I then applied some Wink of Stella in Clear Shimmer to all the balloons. I adhered all the components to the card base. I then added the sentiment which I then added the word LOVE (Heidi Swapp stamp) stamp in Distress Oxide Ink Fire Brick. I finished the card with a red enamel heart, a purple epoxy heart and red flat back pearl heart.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Have a Bewitching Halloween -with Sunsational Stamps

Hello Sunny Friends!  

This month we're celebrating Halloween on the Sunsational Stamps Design Team! Each of the Design Team Members will be creating fun Halloween theme projects. I created a card using the Little Witch from Trick Or Treaters Stamps

She has a goody bag and a lot of candy to add to it. I hope you join us for all the Halloween fun!!


Cute Dancing Skeleton Card with Simply Stamps

Hello Creative Friends!! I am so happy that you are here for another card tutorial. 

I am here with an easel card. You can choose any theme for your card.  Along with Simply Stamps great selection I am sure you will find a stamp to meet your theme.
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Here are some quick and easy directions for making an easel card just in case you have never made one.
1. Cut a piece of card stock to 41/4" X 11" This will be your card base. I am using white here just to show you the measurements. 
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2. Score at 2 3/4" & 5 1/2"  Set aside.
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3. Cut another piece of card stock at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" This will be your card top. Now stamp, print or create your preferred image. you can do this directly to the top or on your preferred paper. (for this demo I am using a piece of green card stock but my finished card will be different - It will be a white card base covered with pattern paper)
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I begin creating my card topper by Stamping the Cute Skeleton Image onto White card stock. (I like to stamp it twice just in case I mess up).


Next, I add a bit of color to the Skeleton image with copic marker cool Grey and blend out with a colorless marker. Then I trim out the image. I also trimmed some smaller skeletons from pattern paper to use as accents on the card.

Once, all the images are trimmed, I stamped the sentiments and cut some pattern paper for the background of the topper (this is the same size as the topper 41/4"x 51/2"). 

I have all the components to the card I want to add a bit of color to the card front sentiment. I do that with some Distress Oxide Ink. I then star to assemble the card front. 


I add a Action Wobbler to the back of the Cute Skeleton image (you can trim the wobbler to fit your image.) I then removed the adhesive backing and placed the cute skeleton on the card topper.


Once you have your card top finished it's time to assemble your card. 


4. Fold on the 51/2" score line of the card base. Then fold on the 2 3/4" score line. Now, You will have one side that is solid and one that have two sections. Only put glue on the the bottom section of the side of the base that has the two sections.
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5. Now, place your topper onto the base lining up the edges. 
Now, you have an easel card - well almost. It needs a little help stay up.
 6. You can make a holder for your card by either using a sentiment or embellishment. The choice is yours. Since it depends on what you use I don't have exact measurements for you. However, I like to keep it  the width of the card. Either way you will need to give it some height. Not a lot of it but some. I do this with some foam tape. For my example I used an additional sentiment. 
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Next, open your card base. Line up the sentiment/embellishment with the bottom of the inside of the card. This will now be your top holder.
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That's it!! Your card is finished.  You have created an easel card.

Here he is a bit blurry showing you the action.


Side view of the card.

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Stick it Down - Guest Design Team

Hello Creative Friends -

I am Annie Collins and I am honored to be Guest Designing for Stick It Down this month. When Laura invited me to create a layout using this awesome double page sketch I was so excited.

Here is the sketch:

This is the layout I created using the sketch as inspiration. I pretty much kept to the sketch. I did a few minor changes to best fit my pictures and style.


Some close ups of the pages.


Items I used to create this layout: Card stock: Navy and Kraft - Recollections, Pattern Paper: Plaid by TLC, all other pattern paper - DCWV Pet Collection, Stickers - Jolee's Boutique Title, Stick-abilities - Hobby Lobby, Sticko Puffy- EK Succes, Puffy Paws - recollections, Stamps - Autumn Leaves - Journaling Doodle Tags, Puurfect et Collections by Crafts Magazine - Woof speech bubble, Bones and dog, Ink Splatters, Heidi Swapp - Navy and Citron, Mister Huey - Reds. Enamel dots - various.


Friday, October 6, 2017

FFC # 209


This week for Jo's Scrap Shack Fun-day Friday Challenges is Anything Goes! 


Little Blue Button Stamps

http://lbbstamps.com/
 Starts: Friday,  October 6st  12:00AM

Ends:   Friday,  October 13th    6:00PM
(Eastern time)


Here is the card I created for this challenge using 
Little Blue Button Stamp - Anna with Balloons



What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 
2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until October 13th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of  Oct. 16th

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge

This week on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog - the Design Team was challenged to create projects and we had to add a bat. Please feel free to join us and create your wonderful project and add it to the challenge on the blog for your chance to win.

The wonderful sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize: 3 Digital Images


Here is the card I created for this challenge.

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Close up of Breanna Bat Fairy & center of card


Please be sure to check out the rest of our simple rules for participating in our challenge HERE.
You have until 12:00 pm CST on October 10, 2017 to play along with us.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Kitty Bee New Release Blog Hop

Oct 1st New Release Blog Hop


Hop has been extended to Friday, 6th October at 11pm Hawaii time!!

Are you ready for a BRAND NEW RELEASE from Kitty Bee Designs?? I know I am, so letʻs celebrate with a Blog Hop!!! We have tons of AWESOME, SUPER CUTE new images to share with you and we are doing a little celebrating just in time for Halloween!! But DONʻT BE SCARED... these images are just perfect for more than just Halloween!!


Our wonderful Design Team all worked really hard to bring you some great samples, so make sure to swing by each of their blogs to check out the new digis. 

And thereʻs a bonus... weʻre giving a handful of digis away! One commenter from each stop on the hop will win the digi used by that DT member. You donʻt need to comment on every blog to be entered to win... but each comment you leave is another entry so make sure you swing by every designer's blog and let them know how FANTASTIC their cards are, and then make sure you come back and tell us which digi is your favorite!! One SUPER lucky winner who visits (and comments) on every stop as well as tells us which 3 digis are their favorite on the KBD blog will be entered to win ALL THREE!!

Hop has been extended to Friday, 6th October at 11pm Hawaii time.
Entries close on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 11pm Hawaii time. Winner will be posted the following day, Wednesday 4th October. Multiple comments on a single blog entry do not count; comments must be made on the KBD Blog hop post and/or the KBD DT memberʻs KBD Blog Hop post before the above-mentioned deadline to qualify for the prize. Only one digi will be given out per stop; if a DT member has made multiple projects, only one digi will be given out and the prize digi will be chosen at our discretion.

Remember to make sure you come all the way back to the KBD blog and let us know which 3 digis are your favorite! And if you just canʻt pick swing by the KBD Etsy shopand use CODE1017 to get 15% off your order for the entire month of October!! 
Here is the card I created for the hop.


Let's get hopping!!

Kitty Bee Designs Blog
Larelyn of Handmade From My Heart
Karla of Creative Love Affair
Tracey of Mowbray Designs
Connie of Connie Can Crop
Grace of Sugar Cards
Jessica of Fresh by Jess
EK of ekgorman designs
Lisa of Snowy Moose Creations
Clara of Just Buzzinʻ By
Naz of Sasayaki Glitter
Julie of Crazy Crafting Squirrel
Anne of Constantly Carding
Jennifer of Glitter in My Hair
Saba of Paper Boutique
Peggie Sue of Max and Boo
Annie of Little Wings Creates
Kitty Bee Designs Blog

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Fancy Folds with Crafty Gals Corner!!


This week  on the Crafty Gals Corner the design team was challenged with  Fancy Fold! along with wonderful images by one of our sponsors.

The wonderful sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize: $20 gift Certificate

Prize: 2 Images DT Used


Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Here is the card I created to this challenge.
Side view. 

Using: Ellie with Pumpkins by Paper Nest Dolls

You have until 12:00 pm CST on September 26, 2017 to enter!

It's Your Time to Fly - Karmabee Monkey Card with Simply Stamps

This week I created a card using a stamp created by Karmabee for Simply Stamps. I choose to use the little monkey Karmabee stamp. He was just to cute not to use him.



I created a video showing step by step of the process of making this card. 
Here is the link to my YouTube channel.




Jo's Scrap Shack - Fun-day Friday Challenge

This week for Jo's Scrap Shack Fun-day Friday Challenges is Anything Goes! 

The some of the team were given these awesome Witch Hat cut files to work with and some where given some awesome Digital Stamps to create with. Please be sure to stop by Jo's Scrap Shack Blog to see all the wonderful creations by the DT. 


Our Sponsor this week is:
The Cutting Cafe
  The winner will win 3 digital stamps or cut files of their choice from the Cutting Cafe Store!

 Starts: Friday, Sept. 22nd   12:00AM

Ends:   Friday, Sept. 29th     6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Here is my Witch Hat!




What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 
2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Sept. 29th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Oct. 02nd.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!



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Today the Sunsational Design Team is sharing some creations with you using the stamp sets that Sunsational Stamps has that include coffee related products. All these set are available in our store. 
Just click each designers link to see how they produced their projects. #fall2017clh

I created a Coffee to Go! I used Pumpkin Spiced Latte Digital Stamps  You can see them below. You can purchase them at the Sunsational Stamps Store. I took a regular to go coffee cup and decorated it with the digital stamps and some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in ground Expresso (of course). I attach the sentiment on the inside of the lid and behind the little tiger. So, that when you open the cup you pull out the little tiger holding a sweet heart.








the image I used can be found in the Sunsational Stamps Store.

We are a Super Sponsor for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. In honor of this hop, we are offering 20% off of all digital stamps. Use coffeelovers at checkout please. Thanks and enjoy the hop.
As a Super Sponsor, we are offering a $25 dollars Digital Image Gift Certificates and two flash prizes of $15 and $10 Digital Image Gift Certificates. Be sure to join in on the fun and link up your coffee loving projects to play along on the Coffee Lovers Summer Hop at http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/4438