I stamped my Darling Snowman & Sweet little Birdie with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them up with my trusty Copics. I fussy cut them out and popped them up with a bit of foam tape. My Sentiment was stamped onto a Die Cut tag created with TE's Labels Stacklets 2. I stamped my card base with Sweet little snowflakes also from The Cool Crowd with white pigment ink.. My Mats and BG layers were created with a combination of brown CS and Echo Parks This & That Christmas 6x6 collection. To finish it all up, I added a Fun TE Cloud Border Die cut, embossed with my divine swirls EF, some Sweet snowflakes created with TE's Make a Snowflake dies and some pretty gems... 8-) Here's Jen's Awesome Sketch...
And here are the items I used for my project today...
Hi All! And a Very Happy Thursday to you! Today I'm back to Welcome you to the Sweet 'N Sassy Birthday Blog Hop! As a DT member of the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge blog I am so thrilled to be joining the fun to celebrate the success of Sweet'N Sassy Stamps on it's 5th Birthday!! Yay! And Before we get to my projects for the Hop, I just want to say Happy Birthday, Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps and a Big Congrats to Miss Korin Sutherland on the success of her awesome line of stamps! I was invited almost a year and a half ago to join The Sweet Stop Sketch challenge, one of my very first Design teams Ever, so I will be Forever Grateful to Miss Korin for that Big boost of confidence she gave me and the chance to share my paper crafting addiction with so many fellow stamp-a-holics! LOL 8-) First up, I thought I'd share one of the newest Additions to Sweet N Sassy Stamps... Kiwi!! 8-) I just LOVE this little Fella! He's just Too Darned CUTE!! 8-)
My Card features the Adorable Kiwi Koala's Gift , So CUTE!!! I colored him up with my trusty Copics and did a tiny bit of paper piecing on the ribbon of his gift and paired him up with some Festive dp's from Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding Collection! 8-) Next up, I thought I'd share one of the long time member of the Sweet N Sassy Stamps Family and one of my all time Favs, Cocoa! 8-) Just didn't seem right not to include him in the Celebration! lol
My Card Features the Super Sweet Cocoa's Latte image! One of my All time favs and just the Cutest little mouse Ever! 8-) I colored him up with my trusty Copics as well, and did a little paper piecing on his cup cozy. The dp's are also from Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding collection and I finished it all up by adding a fun little sparkly snowflake and a bit of ribbon from my stash! 8-)
~Miss Korin will be choosing 1 Commenter from 4 different randomly chosen Blog Hop Participants Blogs to receive a $15 store credit to shop with at the SNSS Store! How cool is that!! 8-)
~To be included in the drawing, make sure to comment on as many blogs as you can by Midnight EST Friday, November 30th! Winners will be announced on the SNSS Blog on December 1st at 8am EST.
Hope you all have a Fantastic Day & Thanks so much for Hopping by! 8-)
Hi All! And a Very Happy Monday to you! Hope you've all had a Wonderful weekend! Today I'm back to share my latest Whimsie Doodles, Doodlelicious Diva creation using the Darling Winter Lizzie image! She's such a Cutie I just Had to create her a Fun little wintery scene... 8-)
I colored up my Sweet Winter Lizzie with my trusty Copics, did a little paper piecing for her coat and boots and added a bit of liquid applique too. I fussy cut her out & popped her up with a bit of foam tape.
For my mats and BG layers, I chose a combination of various dp's from Echo Parks Darling Winter Park digi collection. The neat thing about digi dp's are that you can select a section of them and make them whatever size you want! Gotta Love that! And that's how I created my fun little Wintery Scene! lol I created my fun snowbanks with the TE Cloud Border Die. And to finish it all up I added my Fun Toasty Toes sentiment from Whimsie Doodles Holiday Sentiments set, more liquid applique and thought it's hard to see a touch of Stardust Stickles to make all the snowy areas sparkle!...8-)
You can find the Super CUTEWinter Lizzie image along with the rest of the Darling New images in the shop's What's New section!
Hope you all have a Fabulous day & thanks so much for dropping by! 8-)
Hi All! And a Very Happy Sunday to you! Hope you've all been enjoying a Wonderful weekend! Welcome to the last color challenge before we go on holiday break atCR84FN.8-) And for the next week and a half, we will be working withCR84FN68's Beautiful new color palette of Burgundy, Grey & Cream...8-)
I really Love this rich elegant color combo! Just Perfect for Holiday cards, don't ya think? 8-) I stamped my Pretty Flourishes Medallions with Versamark ink and embossed with silver EP. My mats & BG panels were created with a combination of Choice Buttercream, Grey and Cherry Cobbler CS from my my stash. My Flourishes Classic Christmas Sentiments were stamped with Cherry Cobbler onto layered SB Classic Circles & Scallop Circles Die cuts. To finish them all up I added a touch of shading with Antique Linen Distress ink, Pretty Adhesive pearls that I colored up with my R89 Copic Marker, which was the Perfect match, and some Yummy Burgundy ribbon from my stash! Pretty easy peasy, huh?.. 8-) Here are the Beautiful CR84FN Colors...
For all the CR84FN Challenge details, please be sure to visit the CR84FN Blog. And please do go and check out the all Amazing creations the Fabulously talented DT has whipped up for your inspiration...8-) l Sure hope you can join us!
Hi All! Hope you all had a Very Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving! 8-) I've been a bit MIA this week as we've had company, but I'm back today to share that It’s time for theBaker's Dozen Studio Challenge and a BIG Black Friday Sale at Taylored Expressions! Whoo Hoo! 8-) Also, as a Special Black Friday Treat, we are releasing a brand new set of Stacklets today -Labels Stacklets 3(coordinates with Frame It Up 1), so you will be able to get these brand new dies as part of our Super Black Friday Sale as well! How Cool is that! 8-)
And as you know,the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge. This is a monthly opportunity for us to share what makes our stamping studios hum. Each month we will have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.
The question for November is:
As crafters, we often talk about a hand-crafted Christmas. How much stamping do you do for the holidays? Do you mail hand-stamped cards, make gift packaging, tags, handmade gifts? Or do you stamp year-round, but not so much for Christmas? Please show us some handmade tags and share a tip or two on how to keep stamping fun for the holidays.
OMGoodness! What a Great question! 8-) And Yes, I Do send out hand-stamped Cards at Christmas, Lots & Lots of them, lol. And I make gift packaging, tags and handmade gifts too! 8-) I have a tendency to go a bit Cuckoo for Christmas, lol Plus I stamp all year round, but I definitely Do go the Extra Mile for Christmas..8-)
My Best advise for keeping stamping Fun for the Holidays, is to first and foremost, start EARLY!! lol Nothing worse than being down to the wire and rushing like a chicken without it's head instead of being able to relax and enjoy the Holiday with family and friends.. 8-) Second, what keeps it fun for me, especially when mass producing, is keeping it simple, and mixing it up a bit.. lol I have a tendency to get bored easily, so the most I will usually do of a design is 3-5 (max).. Then I create something new, do 3-5 of them, and so on... It Keeps things fresh and fun, for me anyway, and it lets me use as many fun stamps as I want to! lol Gotta Love that! 8-) I remember trying miserably one year to make 25 of the same Christmas card and pretty much never wanted to see that stamp again by the time I had finished.. lol So now I mix it up! 8-)
For my project today, I chose to make up some more Wine Bottle tags, as promised from last months Studio Challenge, lol I started off again with Kraft CS, and cut 4 pieces at 7 3/4" x 2 3/4" And scored at 2.5". I used my Corner Chomper on the top two corners and hand cut fishtail notches at the bottoms. I used my Classic Circles Nesties set for the circle cut outs and TE's Scallops & Circles Impression Plate for a bit of texture. For this batch, I chose to decorate with TE's Darling Joy ALC & stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them up with my Trusty Copics. I added a touch of shading with Antique Linen Distress ink and layered them onto Lables Stacklets 1 Die cuts and popped them up with a bit of foam tape onto Layered Frame It Up 1 Die cuts. My Mats and BG layers were created with Hillary Bazzill CS, Cherry Cobbler CS and Simple Stories' Darling Handmade Holiday 6x6 Collection. To finish them all up I added some Fun Holly Leaves created with the Very Merry Outlines Dies, and Cute little buttons all tied up with Yummy Doodle Twine! 8-) These are Super Easy and lots of Fun to put together, and since I still need a few more for good measure you just may get to see yet another version of them in the very near future!... 8-)
Now, It wouldn’t be Black Friday without a sale! So, just enter coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2012 on your order at the TE Store Friday through Monday to save 10-30% off your entire order! The earlier you shop, the MORE you save! Details on the TE Store homepage.
The Baker's Dozen has Lots more goodies for you this morning, so hop on over and see...8-)
Hi all! And a Very Happy Sunday to you! 8-) Sure hope you've all been enjoying your weekend..8-) Well today I'm back with a real quick post for Week 2 of the CR84FN Color Challenge! So you guys still have a few more days to play along with our Pretty Color Combo! Yay! 8-)
I Just LOVE the Old Fashioned Christmas Stamp set From SNSS! And I know I will be making up a bunch more Christmas card with it too! Just a Lovely vintage image that makes it Super Easy to create Beautiful Christmas cards! 8-) My SNSS image was stamped with Perfect Plum onto a square of Choice Buttercream and I added some tiny stamped snowflakes in Crumb Cake. I added touch of shading with Antique Linen Distress ink around the edges, matted it up and popped it up with a bit of foam tape. All my mats and BG layers were created with Choice Buttercream, Gold, Kraft & Plum CS and my CB snowflake EF... To finish it all up I Stamped myHero Arts Sentiment onto an SB die cut tag, added a touch of shading with gold pigment ink, and pretty gold ribbon from my stash... 8-)
Here are the Beautiful CR84FN Colors...
For all the CR84FN Challenge details, please be sure to visit the CR84FN Blog. And Of course, please do go and check out the all Amazing creations the Fabulously talented DT has whipped up for your inspiration...8-) l Sure hope you can join us!
Hi all! And a Very Happy Sweet Stop Sketch Saturday to you too! 8-) Hope you all had a Wonderful week! Mine's been Super busy, but Good. 8-) I'm back today to share the latestSweet Stop Sketch Challenge, Yay! Our Awesome sketch was designed by our Very own Sweet Sugar Baby, Cathy McCauley! And since it's the third Saturday of the Month,we have a fun spin for you too,so you know there's a Terrific prize up for grabs to one Very lucky winner! 8-) Our spin this time is "Tasty Treats" 8-) And I thought it would be perfect Sketch for TE's Sweet Woodland Winter set, Especially since my Cute little Raccoon has the Tasty Teat of a Yummy Candy Cane to share...8-) So whip up a Tasty treat of your own and be sure to include it in your project to be considered for the Prize! 8-) And without further delay, here's my take on Miss Cathy'sFabulous sketch..
I sure hope you can play along with us at The Sweet Stop! Really can't wait to see what you all come up with this week for the Spin! 8-) And as always, please, make sure to stop by and take a peek at the Wonderful creations the rest of the Super Talented Sugar Babies have put together for your inspiration. Leave them a little Love too, it's Always greatly Appreciated.