Friday, May 31, 2013

Stamped Canvas Resist

Hi All!

It's Jodi here with a fun easy tutorial for you using sticky-back canvas, Distress Paint  and Distress Stains. I'll be using the  "Mermaid Treasure" set for my art.

Okay, so here's what you need to do this technique:
A craft sheet, various Distress Stains (medium to dark colors work best - I used Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord), light colored Distress Paint (I used Peeled Paint, Picket Fence and Spun Sugar), sticky back canvas (by Ranger) and a spritz bottle with water.

First, take your Distress Paint and apply it directly to the stamp and stamp it onto the canvas. The paint dries pretty quick, but you can hurry it along a bit using a heat tool. The Distress Paint will cause a resist with the stains.

Next, making sure the paint is dry, use the spritz bottle with water and get the canvas good and wet. This will help the Distress Stains bleed together better. Use the Distress Stain on the whole canvas, including the stamped image.

You can blot off the stains a bit if you want it to look a little more faded, otherwise use the heat tool or let it dry naturally.

I added some bubble with a transparent Viva Decor pen as well as some ribbon and other little goodies to make it a bookmark.

 And you're finished! Hope you decide to give it a try yourself.

Until Next Time!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hitting the Beach

Hi All!

School's almost out, and the weather is finally starting to feel warm like it should this time of the year. Perfect for this week's Dare to be Sassy Thursday challenge - Hitting the Beach! Now, you may find this hard to believe, but I have not been to the beach. I don't count 10 minutes in Monterrey Bay and the lake doesn't count either. Ahh, someday. But today my Sassy Design is at the beach! I used Sarong Sassy for my beachin' card (sorry, couldn't resist.)

She's colored with Copics as is the crazy wave background - I stamped that with Hero Arts Neon Blue and colored it in, I know I must be insane coloring all those swirls, but it looks really cool. I also used the A2 Deckled Edge die by Spellbinders.

So now it's your turn to Dare to be Sassy with us this week. Use a Sassy Studio Designs image (bonus points!) and create a beach themed project. Make sure you link up with us on the Sassy Studio Designs blog and maybe you'll be a winnah!

I'd also like to enter my sassy chic in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More! - Make Your Mark
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stamp-N-Doodle - So Many Layers
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Handmade Background
Cards in Envy - Make Your Own Background

Until Next Time,

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's a Banner Day!

Hi All!

Like that won't be used a bunch! It's the last Wednesday of the month, an especially fun day for us Bombshell Girls because that means it's a Hop Day! This month's theme is Banners. Use the pre-fabbed banners that come with many of the Bombshell Stamp Sets, or create some of your own banners to embellish your creations. You can even make a banner as your project!

I used Lucky Bride and Banner Sayings for my project. I don't usually shoot my cards with a flash, but the cardstock I used had a pretty purple/pink shimmer to it that went with the way I colored her, so I wanted to show it off. I also used the Timeless Rectangles dies by Spellbinders for the background.

Now on with the show! Here's the hop list:

Bombshell Blog:
Glittery Katie:

Remember you receive an entry for every blog you comment on so make sure you leave some love for the girls (me included!). Have fun and I hope you get inspired!

I'd also like to enter this in the following challenges:

Created with Love Challenges - At Least 3 Layers
Stamp With Fun - Weddings
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - White on White
 Scrap-Creations - Graduations, Weddings or Anniversary

Until Next Time:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

School's Out - Well Almost

Hi All!

School's just about over here for my daughter - now she'll be in 6th grade (OMG!). I thought this adorable image of Anna Mae (school 2) was perfect for a thank you card for my daughter's teacher. She's a Whimsy Stamps exclusive - Scrapper's Delights has a wonderful selection of adorable images that are exclusive to Whimsy. There's the Baby Boos and of course more of our little friend Anna Mae!

Little Anna Mae is colored with Copics (what else!?) and the print paper is by Kaiser Kraft. I used the A2 Polka Dots die by Spellbinders for the background.

Stop by the Scrappers Delights store and check out all of the gorgeous images available as well as the images available at Whimsy - you won't be sorry!

I'd also like to enter Anna in the following challenges:

Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Dies/Punches
That Craft Place Challenge Blog - Dies/Punches

Until Next Time!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Sassy New Release - Make A Wish

Hi All!

It's a new release hop for Sassy Studio Designs today - Make a Wish, use a "wish" in your sentiment. It can be for a birthday, graduation, wedding, baby whatever you can come up with. Lindsay has given the Disney Princesses a make-up and vamped the ladies up! I got to use Snow White Pin-Up - love

I colored her with Copics, the print paper and the stickers are by Reminisce. The "Make A Wish" sentiment is by Impression Obsession.

Darlene (GDT)


As always, make sure you leave a comment to be eligible to win Snow White, one lucky winner from the Sassy Studio Designs blog will win the entire collection! So hop along and check out all the fabulous sassiness!

I'd also like to enter Snow White in the following challenges:

Addicted To Stamps and More! - Anything Goes 
 MilkCoffee Challenge - Load on the Flowers
Lisa Sommerville - Red White and Blue 
Five Simple Things - Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes! 
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Red, White & Blue 
Until Next Time:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hats Off To The Grads!

Hi All,

This week our Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge we are celebrating grads! Perfect timing because it gives me an opportunity to say congratulations to my good friend Channa's daughter Chloe who just graduated in New Mexico. She'll be an EMNU Greyhound next year in drama! (ENMU is right up the road from where I used to live in NM). Way to go Chloe!!!

Now on to business. I used Oz Sassy to create a little different congrats:

If I'm not mistaken the stickers and print paper are both Reminisce and of course I colored her with Copics.

You too can join in the fun and create something for a grad to participate in the challenge. Use a fabulous Sassy image and link your project on the Sassy Studio Designs Dare To Be Sassy Thursday blog post.

Coming up this weekend we're also have a new release blog hop themed "Make A Wish". Hmmmm now what could that be all about? Tease, tease, tease. Make sure you join us May 25th, hop along. Comments are eligible for PRIZES!

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I'd like to enter my grad card in the following challenges:

Scrap-Creations - Graduation, Wedding, Anniversary
Crafting by Design - Graduation
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Pink by Design - Graduation
The Pink Elephant - Graduation

Until Next Time!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Scrapper's Delights Hippty Hop!

Hi All!

Today us chickies at Scrapper's Delights are having a fun "Freestyle" Blog Hop! We got to pick whatever image we wanted to do something fun and fab. On top of all that creative goodness the images we DT members have picked will be on sale in the store for only $1!(With the exception of the Baby Boos set for Whimsy)

Let's get on with the show shall we? I used Kyoko Happy Birthday - I adore Janice's anime images. This works great too because my daughter's birthday is Thursday and she loves these images as well!

Now remember, make sure to leave a comment while you're hopping along because if your name is drawn from a team member's blog, you'll win that image!

Scrapper's Delights
Scrapper's Delights

I have a few more things to let you know about as well. Scrapper's Delights is looking for a few good chicks for the design team! Check out the blog for more information as well as a link to the Scrapper's Delights facebook page. Become a fan an exclusive freebie! And just as a reminder the Scrapper's Delights 30% Off coupon is good until the end of this month.

What are you waiting for?! Get hoppin!

I'd like to enter Kyoko in the following challenges:

Crafty Boots Challenges - Celebrations
Love to Create Challenge Blog - Something for Kids
The Squirrel and The Fox - Here Come The Girls
Addicted to CAS - Birthday
Colour Me Creative - Anything Goes!
Five Simple Things - Anything Goes
Marker POP Challenge - Party Time

Until Next Time!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Black and White

Hi All!

It seems like its been a loooonnnggg time since I posted anything. Been busy here with end of school PTO stuff and the like. But I have something for you today! Music please....

It's Dare To Be Sassy Thursday!!!!! Our theme today is black and white with a pop of color. I realize that last week's creation for Derby Days would've been perfect for this challenge as well, I think Theadora works just as nicely....
I used all Neutral Gray Copics for the main parts and R29 (Lipstick red) for my pop of color. It's pretty simple and clean, just the way I like it. I think the black and white gives it a nice retro look too.

Soooo, now it's your turn to show us your black and white with a pop of color! Make something fabulous using a Sassy Design and use the challenge guidelines and make sure you link your project on the Sassy blog. Good luck and have fun!

I'd also like to enter this in the following challenges:
Lady Anne's Challenges - Vickie's Challenges - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Black & White plus One other Color
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge Blog - Sentiment on the Front

Until Next Time!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Turning Japanese

Hi All!

It's Dare to be Sassy Thursday with Sassy Studio Designs! This week's theme is "April Showers Bring May Flowers" - use flowers in your creation and of course a Sassy image. I used Japan Honey for my image... I couldn't resist using the 80's song by the Vapors in my title. It's a catchy little tune...

 I used Song Bird by Graphic 45 for my print papers. The branch is actually the holy branch from the Tim Holtz die and the washi tape (Oooo, how appropriate!) is by Darice, if I'm not mistaken the paper flowers at Petaloo.

Okay, now you know what I'm going to say... it's your turn to join us! Create a fabulous design with a Sassy image and flowers - make sure you add it to the link at the bottom of the blog post on Sassy Studio Designs to win a prize.

I'd also like to enter her in the following challenges:

Card Mania - Flower Power
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Rain and Flowers
Craft your passion challenges - Floral Delights
Crafty Cardmakers - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Get Inky! Challenge - Fabulous Floral Fun
Marker Pop Challenge - May Flowers
Three Scrappy Gals - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Without Words - Bring Fourth May Flowers
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes

Until Next Time,

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cinco De Mayo!

Hola Amigos!

Fleiz Cinco de Mayo and beunividos to this month's Bombshell Sketch Challenge. Okay, now that I think I used just about every Spanish thing I know here's the sketch:


Feel free to flip it, flop it, and make it your own. There's only two rules. Have fun and use your Bombshell stamps when creating your project!

If you make it Cinco de Mayo related, you'll get an extra chance to win this month's prize! 

I used Rose's Portrait for my creation and colored her with Copics. The print paper and "Fiesta" sentiment are both by Reminisce.

Now it's your turn to join in the fun! Use the sketch and your Bombshells to create something fabulous and share it with us on the Bombshell blog and remember, make it Cinco de Mayo themed and get bonus points!

I'd also like to enter this in the following challenges: 

 The Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes
Copic Marker Europe - Girls Aloud
Forever Friends - Anything Goes

Manna and Feliz Cinco de Mayo!


Friday, May 3, 2013


Hi All!

Here's a peek at this month's Copic class at Scrap 'N Friends. I haven't done very much in the way of wedding stuff, so here ya go. This card is a 5x7 using a Damask embossing folder by Darice, the stamp is Brenda and Brett Get Married by Stamping Bella, and the Spellbinder's die is Decorative Labels 8 - all available thru Scrap 'N Friends.

Aren't they adorable? Class is Tuesday, May 14th at 12:30 or 6:00 pm. Colors used are as follows: E000*, E01*, E02*, E23*, E25*, E21, E51*, E53*, E55*, C5*, C7*, C9*, R000, R00, R20, R24*, R27*, R29*, G12*, & G14* (the * denotes we've used these colors before). There's still room to join us! Call 833-2600 and sign up.

I'd also like to enter the happy couple in the following challenges:

Crafting Musketeers - Anything Goes 
Heck of a Challenge - Fashion 
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog - Very Special Occasion
Crafting for All Seasons Challenge Blog - Monochromatic 
Flutter By Wednesday's - Love/Wedding 
Sweet Stamps Blog - White on White +1 color 

Have a fab weekend!

Until Next Time!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bombshell Pin-Up Challenge

Hi All,

It's me again - I know twice in one day? What's the world coming to?

 Marnie Bushmole  is  Bombshell's Ms. May! She's issued a Color & Texture Challenge!! The color combination is gray, jade, gold, and silvery white. The texture can be achieved through dry embossing, glitter, ribbons, or other textural components!

Okay, I'm not sure if my patina on the metal is necessarily jade and my white is a grungy silver, but I defintely have the texture kickin!

This set is Pin-Stripe, I love it because you can use it for backgrounds as well as your main focus. I heat embossed it in black on a darker gray cardstock, I used self-adhesive foil and embossed that with a diamond plate folder, and went over it with some alchohol inks. The gears have a bit of patina Perfect Pearls on them although I can't seem to get the sparkle to photograph well. The sentiment at the bottom is from Banner Sayings (which is on sale this month at Bombshell) and colored with Copics.
Why not give our challenge a whirl? Post your creation on the Bombshell Stamps blog post or in the Bombshell forum, make sure you use a Bombshell Stamp to be eligible to win.

I'd like to enter this is the following challenges:

Simply Challenged Challenges - Embossing Folders
Creative Moments - Brads
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Just Because
Sisterhood of Crafters - Free For All

Until Next Time,

Dare to be Sassy - at the Derby!

Hi All!

It's Dare To Be Sassy Thursday with Sassy Studio Designs! Our challenge this week is the Kentucky Derby - I can't believe it's that time already. Seems like only yesterday it was winter...oh wait! It was! LOL! Now that it's finally warming up, I'm ready for the nice weather and all the things that go with it - even the allergies. One day I'd love to go to the "Run for the Roses", it's not that far from me. I make it a point to watch every year. I love to see all the fabulous hats. Besides, isn't that what it's all about?

I used My Fair Lady for my image - when I saw the theme she was the perfect pick. All I could think of was Eliza watching the race at Ascot telling Dover to "move his blooming arse!".

I colored her with Copics and decided that the white of the dress should have BV (blue-violet) shadows. This was one of my favorite outfits from the movie too so win-win!

Now it's your turn to play along with us! Create a Kentucky Derby themed project -bonus points for using Sassy Designs. Make sure you add your link to the blog post and you could win!

And they're off!

I'd like to enter Miss Doolittle in the following challenges:

Celebrate the Occasion - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Inspiration from a book or movie
Eureka Stamps - Black and White

Until Next Time,

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

E-Meow - Too Cute!

Hi All!

It's new release time with Scrapper's Delights! Janice has created a new collection call E-Meow. Not only are there images of these little cuties, but there's also digi papers and sentiments! I used one of the digi paper designs for the background and outlined the little skulls with Copics. E-Meow Minxy is also colored in Copics (if ya hadn't guessed).

Now join us in our hop! Leave a comment and you could win the above image - and she is soooo cute! Here's the hop list:

Scrapper's Delights
Scrapper's Delights

The Scrapper's Delights site has a few freebies as well as a look at the new releases as well as exclusive images available thru Whimsy Stamps. We also have a coupon that can be used in the Scrapper's Delights store:

I hope your as inspired as I am!

I'd also like to enter Miss Minxy in the following challenges:

Art with no Boundries E-zine - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Blogger's Network - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Washi Tape
Crafty Boots Challenges - Use a Stamped Character
Bearly-Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Addicted Stamps and More - Make Your Mark

Until Next Time,