Thursday, December 31, 2015

Sketched Floral Borders with Leah Tees

Hello everyone, I have some fun tone-on-tone inspiration for you today using the Sketched Floral Borders clear stamp set from Sweet Stamps:)


I also used the Framed Handwritten Words clear stamp set to complete this project.  You can see more details on my blog here :)

You can find these fun clear stamp sets in the Sweet Stamps online shop, and don't forget to come and join us for the two monthly challenges over on the Sweet Stamp challenge blog!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hawaiian Christmas Reindeer #2

Aloha Everyone!!

kel here sharing a super fun kid's Christmas card!!!  I know most of you are tired of Christmas and ready to put the holiday behind you, but I still have a handful of Christmas parties coming up with friends and needed some super fun cards for the kids!


I used the super fun, super cute digi Hawaiian Christmas Reindeer #2 for this card, and even stamped out one of the sentiments from the Banner Girl Clear Stamp Set.  What a perfect pair they ended up making!!!

Hope your holiday was a blast, and hope you have a wonderful New Year's!!!  We are going to celebrate the Eve at my aunt's house, and then host a big family dinner on New Year's Day, so there's lots to do before then... and by lots to do I mean lots of cleaning to do lol!!

Take care and Happy New Year!!

lovies, =o) kel

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy Penguin Card

Josette here.  Have you seen the new stamp sets that are being released next month.  Oh they are wonderful.  When I first saw the promo sheet, my happy dance started when I saw the penguins.  I always look for penguins as my sister just loves them and this one was Perfect.  Remember the stamp sets are available for pre-order and are on sale!!!!
Here is my card:

I used the same "formula" for this one as for my snowmen cards.  But there are a few differences.

Background was stamped, and the snowflakes colored with a gel pen in Silver and Clear Star.  Then the background was inked with Cracked Pistachio and Chipped China.  Lastly was sprayed with water for this wintery mix background.  Double click on image for a close up of the distressing. 

If you look close at the first penguin, when I added the water the ink ran.  No worries, stamped another, colored and fussy cut.  Using dimensional foam popped it over the Watery image.
Add Snow using modeling paste and sprinkled glitter into it while still well..
Added a few sequins, mounted it onto a card, Done!!
Be sure and stop by Sweet Stamps and check out all the new stamps. Start your New Year with inspiration.

Happy Crafting
Josette
Links:  All supplies are available at Sweet Stamps and I Heart Paper.
My blog:  Little Bits

Monday, December 28, 2015

Just For You

Hi There! Kim here with a quick card to share with you today. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. I am using the image from the Kitty Sweets set and the sentiment is from Banner Girl & Words. I stamped the treat image in using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored in using Copic markers. I then added red microfine glitter to the cherry. 


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Stencil in the Kitchen

Morning Sweeties, Nazeema here. 
I hope that you all had amazing Christmas with all your loved ones yesterday.
We still have a few more families to visit during the holidays, but I've enjoyed every moment of it.

We never show up empty handed to our visits, so I have a little baking machine this year. 
I even attempted to make my first Tiramisu cake!   The attempt was not difficult, it was the waiting to taste it that was. I wanted to let it chill for 8 hours or overnight!!  
So I once I completed assembling the cake, the top looks rather bland and I could have just sprinkled cocoa powder, but I wanted it to look pretty!!
I went into my craft room and located my envelopes of SweetStamps Stencils. 
I wanted to use a Star stencil, but I could not find it!!  Happens everytime!  :) 
I laid the SweetStamps Encircled Diamonds on top of the Tiramisu and sprinkled the cocoa powder, using a shifter over top of the stencil.
I did get a little heavy handed on a few spots, but overall the Tiramisu looked AMAZING. 
So make sure to remember all your craft tools when in the kitchen baking.
AND I am happy to report that it was also VERY DELICIOUS!!!  :) 

Before I log off, wanted to you remind you that we still have 2 open challenges going on:


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Autumn Blooms Mini Note Cards with Leah Tees

Hello everyone on Christmas Eve!  I have created some mini note cards using the Autumn Blooms rubber stamp from Sweet Stamps this week.



I had some  card stock scraps lying around and wanted to use them up.  So I used the super cute Autumn Blooms rubber stamp to stamp them, and then I colored them with my Prismacolor Premiere Pencils :)

You can find this stamp on the Sweet Stamp online store, as well as many other awesome floral stamps.  Watch out though, they are addicting and you may just find that some of them jump into your cart!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Mele Kalikimaka!!

Aloha Friends and Merry Christmas!! kel here with a quick and easy Christmas card to share with you today!  I can't believe Christmas is just TWO days away... how quickly it has come!!!!!


This is the Hawaiian Christmas Greeting Digital Stamp from the Sweet Stamps shop, and I just love it.  So amazingly gorgeous. And of course, it being a Hawaiian greeting, I HAD to use it!!  In case you're wondering, Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaiian for Merry Christmas!

I definitely wanted to keep this card simple since the lettering of this digi is so gorgeous!  So just some scrap paper and baker's twine was more than enough to make this card stand out!!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you and yours have a WONDERFUL Christmas... or Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Yule, or whatever it is you celebrate!

lovies, =o) kel

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Snowman Treat

Josette here with another Snowman card.  This cutie is also a digital stamp:  Winter_Treats_Snowman.

 She too was colored with Copic Markers: they are available here: I Heart Paper.

Here she is colored and a listing of the markers used. Zoom in for a better look at the markers.  Visit my blog for a complete listing.
 


Here are 2 closeups after she has been embellished.  Like the previous snowman, glitter was added to the areas and then texture paste was used to create snow.  

Until Next Week,
Happy Crafting
Josette
All supplies are available at:  Sweet Stamps
My blog:  Little Bits

Monday, December 21, 2015

Snowman Tag

Hi! Kim here with a Christmas tag to share with you today. I used the snowman stamp from Mr. & Mrs. Snow Duo and colored him in with Copic markers and popped him on top of the tag using 3d tape. The wreath was made using the Fancy Leaf Sweet Cuts die. I cut multiple leaves then layered them. I finished off the tag with various embellishments.


Sunday, December 20, 2015

December/January Anything But a Card

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!
Ready for another challenge?!

First up, our winner from November/December Anything But a Card....
Super Stick Chick

Such a fun bright layout!!  Great design!!

Please contact us (within one week at sweetstamps (at) gmail (dot) com) to claim your sweet prize!!

Time for another monthly challenge!
Our theme, as always....
Anything But a Card

DT Sweeties projects...





We'd love to see your beautiful creations, so come play along! {Cards, ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, etc.} You could win a $10 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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***Check back throughout the week for more inspiration from our DT Sweeties!!***

Just a reminder you have a chance to enter our November Anything But A Card Challenge!!  Check it out here!!

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

JOY!


Hello! 
There is a little panic in that greeting today!!  Nazeema here today and can you believe that Christmas is exactly 7 days away?!?!??  OMG!!!  It will be here fast, but I am so happy to have the boys home for 2 weeks.  Nothing being around the ones you love right?!?!  We will be celebrating quite a few birthdays next week too!  Oh how time flies!

My card today is really sparkly and shimmery!! 
I kept it rather simple in design and color, showered with lots of glitter. 

Here are the list of supplies used:

Enjoy your weekend and I will see you again tomorrow.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Floral Thank You

Good morning people! Britt Bass here from Pink Paper Crowns!

I'm dropping by today to bring you a little card that I made using some beautiful floral images from the ATC line in the Sweet Stamps shop!\


For this card I took the Daffodils ATCParrot Tulips ATC, and the Black Eyed Susans ATC red rubber stamps and stamped them with Versamark ink and heat embossed them using the White fine detail embossing powder.  Then, I used several colors of Heidi Swapp color shine with a brush to lay down the colors on my background.



Once the water colors were completey dry I cut down the panel and mounted it on a 5x7 cardbase using pop dots.  I used large letter stickers for my sentiment and finished off the card with sequins, a strip of gold scallop edge paper and a faux stitching line around the parameter to pull some more white into the design.  I love how SUPER shiny it is and how beautiful the floral images stamped.

Don't forget to drop by the Sweet Stamps store and take a look at all of the gorgeous red rubber stamps!



Later queenies!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sweet Christmas Poinsettia Tags with Leah Tees

I have created some sweet Christmas tags using poinsettia stamp images and antique leaf scroll border stamp from Sweet Stamps LLC :)


I have used the following rubber stamp images from Sweet Stamps LLC:

Antique Leaf Scroll Border H5003
Poinsettia Garland 7071
Simple Poinsettia 7068
Poinsettia and Holly Leaf 7073

You can all of these rubber stamps at the Sweet Stamps online store, and come and join us for the two monthly challenges over at the Sweet Stamps challenge blog!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Hawaiian Christmas Reindeer #1

Aloha everyone!  kel from Scraps & photoGRAFFS here again today!!



This cutie is Hawaiian Christmas Reindeer #1 in the Digi Stamps section of the store.  I was so happy coloring her up... she is just too cute!! And I am so proud of myself too.. the colored preview in the store is actually this one that I colored up!!  heehee!!!

I colored her up with Copics and then mounted her on some pop-up dots to give her a little depth from the background.  

Thanks for stopping by today, see you again soon!

lovies, =o) kel

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Hot Cocoa and the Snowman

Josette here with another fun snowman card.  This is the from the Digi Stamp Section and is  Winter Treats Snowman #3.
I used copics to color this cutie and then embellished with snow and glitter.   Copic Markers are available here and all the rest of the supplies are here:  Sweet Stamps, glitter, glue and of course the image.
Image without embellishements and markers that were used.


Here are two closeups showing the embellishments.

Thank you for stopping in,
Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting,
Josette
Supplies:
Microfine Glitter:  Red, clear, white, green
Copics:
R:     24,29,59
YG:  05,11,13,25
G:     94
B:     11,14,26
BG    0000
E:      30,31,35
R:      20
C:      00,01

Monday, December 14, 2015

Tulips

Happy Monday! Kim here with a cheery card for today's post. This beautiful floral stamped image is from Sweet Stamps called Parrot Tulips.
I colored and popped it onto the yellow embossed cardstock using 3D tape. I embossed the yellow cardstock and dipped the flowers into silver microfine glitter. The flourish is a piccolo that I embossed using Aged White enamel powder

Friday, December 11, 2015

Season's Greetings

Hello everyone, 
Nazeema here, swinging by to share a fun little card with you all today. 
Christmas is around the corner and I am scrambling to finish a handful of cards before next week. 
I am using this super cute image from the Reindeer Friends stamp set. 
The entire is SUPER cute and it was a hard choice choosing one to work with!  :) 
Here are the list of supplies used:

Medium: Copic
Paper: Recollections: Cozy Lodge
Other: Glitter Glue

Enjoy your weekend and I will see you again next week. 

Hugs. 

Jingle On The Beach

Happy Friday sweeties! Britt Bass here from Pink Paper Crowns.

I'm dropping in today to show you a SUPER cute SNEAK PEAK of a new image from Sweet Stamps!  

What I love about these images is that they give you the option to make some holiday projects that reflect how people from warmer climates might celebrate Christmas!  I love, love, LOVE these cute, beach bum reindeer!  This lady is sunning herself under a breezy palm tree with her candy cane and a pair of sunnies! Take a look!


 I first printed and colored the image with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and added highlights to the image with a white gel pen.  I fussy cut the image from the paper and set it aside.  I cut two panels of holiday scrapbooking papers from the DCWV "Christmas Wishes" 4x6 mat pad from 2014.  I tore the tops of each of the panels and layered them on a burlap cardbase - also from DCWV. 


 I used a sentiment and star embellishment as the inspiration for my whole sentiment.  I added the "to the Beach" with a mix of tiny type stickers and burlap printed letters from my stash. I adhered three transparent sequins around my sentiment and attached my sweet reindeer image with pop dots.  I finished the card with another chipboard embellishment that reads "the 25th".

Thanks for stopping by today!
Don't forget to go over to the Sweet Stamps' Store and get yourself a little something!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Holiday Kitty

Hi, Josette here with another Holiday Card.  I love this little Kitty Stamp.  Another team member did an adorable card with the same stamp set and I thought you might like some more inspiration for Kitty Sweets
This card and image were all watercolored.  The trees were masked off and painted, then embellished free hand, no stamps available, but you can pop over to  My Blog  and see how I created the trees and background.

Until next week,
Happy Crafting,
Josette

Supplies:
Kitty Sweets.
Watercolor paper 140# cold press
assorted watercolors

Monday, December 7, 2015

Merry Christmas

Hi There! Kim here with a Christmas card using the Starflake Medallion stamp. I embossed the image with white fine detailed embossing powder and fussy cut the medallion. I placed it onto the card front using 3D tape. I then cut out the flower petals using the Pretty Petals Sweet Cuts die and trimmed the outer petals to form a small snowflake. I finished it with some rhinestones and an organza ribbon.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

December Anything Goes

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!
Ready for another challenge?!

Thanks to all those who joined us last month, we love seeing all the wonderful crafty inspiration!!

First up, our winner from November....
Laine


Beautiful card!!

Please contact us (within one week at sweetstamps (at) gmail (dot) com) to claim your sweet prize!!

Time for another monthly challenge!
Our theme is....
Anything Goes


DT Sweeties projects...







We'd love to see your beautiful creations, so come play along! {Cards, ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, etc.} You could win a $10 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store by playing along in our challenge! 

Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

***Check back throughout the week for more inspiration from our DT Sweeties!!***

Just a reminder you have a chance to enter our November Anything But A Card Challenge!!  Check it out here!!

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!



Friday, December 4, 2015

Kitty Sweets Card!

Hello, Britt Bass here to bring you a quick little post about a quick little card I made using Sweet Stamps' Kitty Sweets clear stamp set and Embossing Powder.

First, I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy cut him out.  I wanted him to be wearing a little birthday hat, so I cut a triangle with a slightly rounded bottom out of a piece of patterned paper and outlined it with a black Memento marker to make it looked like it was stamped .  I then colored around the black line with white gel pen - that gave the hat the same little white border as the cat.  I attached the hat to my cat and added a button - cat complete! 



I took a DCWV cardbase and three DCWV papers from the "Dots and Stripes" line and layered strips across the middle of the card, alternating colors within my color scheme. (Tip time! If you run your fingers under the edges of each layer it will give you some nice dimension without using pop dots! Just don't put adhesive all the way to the edges!)




Finally, I attached my cat to the card base and began working on my sentiment.  I stamped the frame and the "Wishes for a great Birthday" sentiment and embossed them using Silver Fine Detail embossing powder and Black Fine Detail embossing powder - respectively.  Once the senimtent was attached - the card was done!

I know that you all enjoyed the sketch I added to one of my posts last month, so I wanted to give you one for this card as well!

Now, don't forget to stop by Sweet Stamps for all your supplies this month!  
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Flutterby Trio with Leah

I'm back some more sweet summer inspiration for you lol.  See, I am stuck on summer, no way around it, might as well embrace it!

I had a lot of fun with this card, and it turned out so totally different from where it started.  If you would like to see more details about how I created this card, please visit my blog at Ode to Paper.


For this project I used the Daisy Side rubber stamp, the Flutterby #2 Sweet Cuts die, a sentiment from the Kitty Sweets clear stamp set, and some wonderful Glastique! (I am totally in love with that stuff :)

You can find all of these products in the Sweet Stamps online shop, as well many more fun products that will spark your creativity.

Thanks for visiting, and check back often for more awesome inspiration from the new DT Sweeties!