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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sweet

 Hi, it's guest designer Barbara Washington back again with a couple of challenge inspiration cards. This week the challenge is SWEETS.  I thought I'd take a slightly different approach to the theme. I created a "Home Sweet Home" card. How much sweeter can that be?
Using vellum and the house scroll frame stamp, I stamped the image with white ink and embossed the stamp lines (parchment crafting) On the back side I used markers to add color. The border is washi tape and the letters were die cut from the same washi tape. I hope you find this a sweet card!

Last week the monthly technique challenge was introduced -- embossing, dry or wet. Since I had some family issues to deal with, I didn't get a chance to finish my card. I'm sharing it with you this week. I had fun making this card. Using the stamps, Dapper Dan and Horace, I made a masculine friendship card. The sentiment is part of a stamp from the Screech Owl Chicks and Scripture stamp set. I dry embossed the panel around the first and last section of the card and wet or heat embossed the corners on the middle section. These corners are part of the Leighs Flower Arrangement and Corner Duo set.
There's still time to join  both challenges. I can't wait to see what you create.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Challenge #166 Sweets

Hello and happy Tuesday from central Oregon!  Hope you had a great Easter. It's time for another weekly challenge, and this week's theme is...
Sweets
We'd love to see your Sweet 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 Photo/Color Inspiration. 
Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!
 

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!