Thursday, October 31, 2013

Globecraft Piccolo Design Team Call

Globecraft Piccolo is holding a Design Team call. We are looking for enthusiastic crafters who like to work with Embossing Enamel Powders, 3D Enamel Gels, Instant UV Resin and Chipboard. We would like to showcase our products as mixed-media, altered art, card making, home decor, jewelry and so much more.  

Term length: 6 months {January through June, 2014}

Design Team Benefits:
  • You will receive 3 full size Embossing Enamels and 6 sample sizes.
  • You will receive a bottle of Enamel Embossing Adhesive
  • You will receive 4 bottles of 3D Enamel Gel
  • You will receive your choice of 1 oz. Glastique Finishing Glaze or  .5 oz Instant UV Resin
  • You will receive an assortment of Acrylic Charms and Bezels
  • You will receive $40 store credit towards purchasing chipboard shapes
  • During months when there is no new release, you will receive a $30 store credit towards product.
  • You will receive a 30% discount on purchases from our store.
Team Member Requirements:
  • You must create a project weekly, posting both to your personal blog and to the Design Team blog.  Use as many of our products on each project as you can with detailed steps of completion.
  • Any product you receive as a DT member must be used at least once during your term as a DT member.
  • All projects you post on the Globecraft Piccolo blog must be mailed to us for use in our booth at trade shows. You will be reimbursed for shipping in store credit.
  • You must participate in all blog hops, joint company ventures and new release posts.
If you are interested in joining this fun and exciting new team, please create a project showcasing your style. Link your blog post to the InLinkz found at the end of this post. Please only one entry per person, we will check out the rest of your blog when we visit. We hope you will consider joining us on this crafting adventure!

The Design Team call will end on November 24, 2013. We will review the entries and contact the new members after November 26, 2013. 

Frame - Guest Designer Penny Ward


Hey friends and welcome to the Sweet Stamp Challenge Blog.
Penny Ward here for the last time as a Guest Designer. I have had so much fun playing with the super cute stamps and spending time on this blog.

So let's get to it.

Let's Make a Card and then change it ...

I started with white card stock and stamped the Floral Corner Wrap, turned the stamp 90 degrees and stamped it again. As you can see, I started with light Blue ink, then added two other Blues to the stamp before I actually stamped the card stock. Gives the vines a nice variegated look.
Now the fun part...color the flowers.


I used the same inking technique on the sentiment Thank You Curly, then cut it into a banner shape.

Flowers and foliage were cut with Silhouette Cameo and inked.

There is hardly a card that I make that doesn't have Liquid Pearls on it, and this is no exception....absolutely LOVE my Liquid Pearls!

While writing this post I am thinking "how cute would this be to cut out the center of the card and actually make it into a picture frame"...now why didn't I think of this sooner?

So...let's change it into a Frame ...


Took the embellishments off  (carefully) and used Deckled Rectangles Large to cut the center from the card.
Used an Aqua card stock as a mat for the frame, die cut the center with Deckled Rectangles Small. When adhering it together I left the top unglued leaving an opening for the picture (my handsome son and my adorable grandsons...just sayin').
To make the frame a little more sturdy, I adhered two panels of heavy watercolor paper and made an easel.
Re-attach the embellishments.


This frame is still sized at 5.5 x 4.25 inches...so you could still pop it in the mail.

I have had a total blast Guest Designing here at Sweet Stamps and I hope in the future you will bookmark my blog Penny Ward Ink and come visit me often.

Many many hugs,
Penny Ward

Let's go Shopping:
White & Aqua card stock
Heavy Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Floral Corner Wrap, Thank You Curly (Sweet Stamps)
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Nautical Blue, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Versafine Deep Lagoon (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Dies: Deckled Rectangles Large & Small
Spectrum Noir Markers
Liquid Pearls: Royal Blue, Peacock (Ranger)






Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Challenge #141 Frames

Hello and Happy Tuesday from Delaware! It's time for a NEW weekly challenge here at SweetStamps.com. This week's theme is...
Frames

We'd love to see your frame 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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There's still time to join in our Monthly Technique Challenge: Center Step Card. This challenge runs run through November 14th. Check out ALL the monthly challenges here.

Don't forget to check back later this week for more inspiration from our monthly Guest Designers! 

Next week our theme is NATURE. Happy Stamping! Have a super sweet week!
 

Tag Challenge Winner

The winner of SweetStamps.com's Challenge #140 Tags is...

Congratulations!

Please contact me for your winning prize of a $20 shopping spree at shop.SweetStamps.com.

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge, we hope you had fun and will join us again — we have a NEW technique challenge every month, along with a weekly challenge each Tuesday!


Happy stamping!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mums Bouquet Tag ...

Good morning. Ruza here sharing the Tag I created to inspire you to play along with this weeks Sweet Stamps Challenge #140 ~ Tags


Last week I mentioned that I was saving the Corner from the beautiful Mum Bouquet & Corner Duo (1006). Today's Tag features the beautiful Mum Bouquet Corner which I stamped at the top of the tag and then around the edges with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Each image was colored with my Copic Markers, then I used a dauber to apply three different Distress Inks, and distressed the edges. The final step was to add my ribbon.

While you are here scroll down for all of the details about this weeks Challenge #140, and then share your project for a chance to win a $20.00 Shopping Spree to Sweet Stamps Online Store.

I'll see you next week, same time, same place.

Until then ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tag - Guest Designer Penny Ward


Hello friends and welcome to the Sweet Stamps blog.
Penny Ward here again this week as a Guest Designer.

This was an interesting project for me, as I knew when I selected this stamp to work with, I had just received a very large Mason Jar full of buttons from my friend Cathy. (How cool is that?)
This stamp is so adorable whether you color it or embellish it.

Let's Make a Tag...or two

I started with white card stock measuring 5 x 3 inches, and cut into a tag shape.
I stamped and heat embossed the Patch Corner Large stamp two times on the tag. Colored them, then stamped the sentiment with Staggered Thinking of You. Inked the edges and added buttons and sequins.

Hole punch the top and add ribbon.


On the Yellow tag....really messed that sentiment up, so it now has a banner with the word "Thinking".
I love how you can embellish most mistakes.

On the Blue tag, I masked the sentiment stamp so the letter "O" was missing. In it's place I have used a small button. :)


This would be the perfect stamp for someone who sews, or to match it up with a teddy bear stamp...so many possibilities


Thank you so much for swinging by today. Please join us here again as the designers have so much in store for your viewing pleasure.

Hugs,

Let's go Shopping:
White card stock
Inks: Memento Dandelion & Nautical Blue, Tuxedo Black (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Scor-Bug
Hole Punch
Buttons
Ribbon








Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Challenge #140 Tags

Hello crafty friends. You may have noticed a new DT Sweetie in last week's challenge - please join us in welcoming Donna K. to our Design Team. Here's a little about Donna:
Hello, I'm Donna K.
I am a Michigan born girl who now calls Eastern, North Carolina home. I am the wife of a retired Marine and the mom of three adult children and one spicy Yorkie.  I love all things "paper & ink".  I acquired a love for stamping and creating cards about 5 years ago. I enjoy all styles and look forward to trying new techniques/challenges. I'm very excited about being part of the Sweet Stamps DT and look forward to my journey as a Sweetie. 

Welcome to the team Donna! We are super excited to have you join us!

Since it's Tuesday, it's time for a NEW weekly challenge here at SweetStamps.com. This week's theme is...
Tags

We'd love to see your tag, 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 Center Step Card runs run through November 14th. Check out all the monthly challenges here.

Don't forget to check back later this week for more inspiration from our monthly Guest Designers! 

Next week our theme is FRAMES. Happy Stamping! Have a super sweet week!
 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mum Bouquet ...

Good morning. Ruza here sharing a Center Step card for this weeks Sweet Stamps Challenge #139 ~ Anything Goes/Center Step Cards. I'm not that good when it comes to making Center Step Cards, so today's project was a struggle for me. Hope you like it!


Today's card features the beautiful Mum Bouquet & Corner Duo (1006). Mums were my mothers favorite flowers so I had to choose this beautiful set. I'm saving the Corners for another project. 

Once the Mums were colored with my Copic Markers I used Chalk Pencils to shade the background. I created the Center Step Card with Bazzill Haley. It was a perfect match for the Mums. Add in the decorative die on the sides with some butterflies, and then the sentiment Thinking of You Curly (909C) was stamped on the distressed bottom strip.    

While you are here scroll down for all of the details about this weeks Challenge #139, and then share your project for a chance to win a $20.00 Shopping Spree to Sweet Stamps Online Store.

I'll see you next week, same time, same place.

Until then ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Step Card - Guest Designer Penny Ward



Hello friends, I am so glad you were able to swing by today.
It is Penny Ward again and I have the pleasure as Guest Designer today here at Sweet Stamps.

It is time to STEP out of your comfort zone and make something different. 
Really, that was the best pun I could come up with.

So let's Make a Step Card...

I made this card with my Silhouette Cameo...absolutely love this machine!
Is that cheating...I think not!


Then it is a matter of stamping and coloring.


I stamped Floral Corner Wrap (how gorgeous is this stamp?), and colored the tiny flowers. I used this stamp for both the center and side panels. I then matted those with Navy card stock.

I stamped the sentiment Thank You Curly on the banner and again matted it in Navy.


After assembling the card, I then added flowers and foliage I had cut with the Cameo from white card stock.
Liquid Pearls (my favorite thing to use on a card...ever) finished the card.
This is a standard size A2 card when folded flat.

Thanks for spending part of your day with me and if you get a chance, please check out my blog here.

Hugs,
Penny

Let's go Shopping:
White & Navy card stock
Stamps: Floral Corner Wrap, Thank You Curly (Sweet Stamps)
Ink: Memento Nautical Blue (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Liquid Pearls Royal Blue (Ranger)
Silhouette Cameo





Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Combined Challenge #139 Anything Goes & Monthly Technique: Center Step Card

Hello crafty friends. Hope you had a great Columbus Day. Wow, it's a busy Tuesday here at SweetStamps.com! Not only do we have a weekly challenge for you, but we've combined this with our Monthly Technique Challenge! Our featured challenge & technique is...
Center Step Cards
Click here for a tutorial to create one of these cards from a 5.5" x 11" paper, or you can purchase the custom die by my friend Mechele of the Stamp Doctor (her die will cut and score a 5.5" x 8.5" paper creating a center step card that will fit into a regular A2 invitation envelope!)




Take a look at these awesome cards designed by our very talented DT Sweeties:



We'd love to see your center step card, 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 November 14th. Check out all the monthly challenges here.

Check back later this week for more inspiration from our monthly Guest Designers! 

Next week our theme is TAGS. Happy Stamping! Have a super sweet week!