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August 24, 2016

Seeing Double

Hello!  It is time for the Crafty Gals Corner challenge!  Our challenge this week is Emboss It.  We want to see embossing of some sort on your project.  And aren't seeing double!!  I have created two projects for this challenge.  We have a brand new sponsor here in the Crafty Gals Corner so I created an extra project to celebrate!  See if you can guess from the picture who the sponsor is and then read on for the answer!

This project is using Cadence from Nikki Burnette.  Nikki has such a wide range of images and this one just leaped off the page for me.  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  She has a bit of clear Wink of Stella on her wings.  Because as I have said before, fairy wings should be sparkly.

And this is our new sponsor!  Can you guess the company from the image?  If you guessed The Paper Shelter, you would be correct!  This is Cirque and she is fabulous!  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette.  All of the images at The Paper Shelter come with their very own paper, a colored and black and white version of the stamp, and one composite with the colored image and the paper combined!  Such a great value.  I have been a fan of The Paper Shelter for a long time and I am so excited they will be sponsoring the Crafty Gals Corner!

So you have seen our two fabulous sponsors and I know you want to pop over and shop, so click the badges below.  The prizes they are offering to the winners are listed below as well.

Prize of 3 images


Prize of a $10 gift certificate

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Picot Circles dies
Sizzix butterfly embossing folder
The Paper Studio goosebump gems
Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings embosslits
Maya Road vintage pearl butterfly pins
Mark Richards Crystal stickers
Recollections pearls (purple)
Flower, pearls (aqua), ribbon, and trim from my stash

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Gold Labels four
Cuttlebug dots embos
Couture Creations party banner die
The Paper Studio gemstone flowers
Buttons Galore buttons (red and black)
Flower, paper straw, pearls, and gold button from my stash

August 22, 2016


Hello everyone!  This week I am back with another challenge from Crafty Sentiments Designs.  The challenge is anything goes, so it is really easy to play along.

This week I used School Book for my project.  I didn't really want to make a back to school card with her.  She is just too sweet!  I loved reading as a kid and so did my kids.  The best thing about reading is using your imagination, so this card came from that idea.  She was colored with Copic markers and fussy cut.  I have really got to learn how to use my PixScan mat for my Silhouette!

You have a chance to win three digital images of your choice, so play along.  There are so many wonderful images in the shop.  I know you can find at least three to add to your wish list.  Click the badge below to pop over to the shop and take a look.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Martha Stewart doily
Cuttlebug Smitten by Anna Griffin embossing folder
Recollections Pearls
Michaels dollar bin wooden word
Ribbon and lace from my stash

August 19, 2016

My Peeps!

It is time for another new release at Sami Stamps!  This one is so adorable and just in time for the back to school season!  Plus these images will be just perfect for all of those teacher gifts this year.

I used Pencil Peeps from the new release.  I always try to get extra mileage from my stamps and thought this image was perfect for just dropping a note to a friend.  It started out as a CAS card, but true to form, it didn't really stay that way.  I just never know when to leave enough alone!  I used my Silhouette software to create the sentiment.  I used a curly doodle from one design and added it to my typed sentiment.  Then I printed it out!

Don't forget we still have our Anything Goes challenge this month.  You can find the post here and link up your Sami Stamps project for the chance to add to your collection.  I just know you will all have something fabulous to share!

Card measrues 5.5" x 4.25"
Silhouete sketch file Word Doodle Borders by Rivka Wilkins
The Paper Studio lace
Recollections pearls
Homemade enamel dots (melted pony beads)

August 18, 2016

Tag! You're It!

Hello!  Welcome back to the Creative Knockouts challenge!  This week our challenge for you is to make a tag.  It can be anything you want, as long as it is a tag.

I used Back to School Book Bag from The Stamping Boutique for my tag.  I printed it about 4" high and made it the tag.  It was colored with Copic markers and cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  I also cut a back for it from patterned card stock.  I forgot to take a picture of it though!  I didn't forget to take a picture of a surprise though!  This tag has a message!

I used a craft knife to cut the flaps of the backpack open and printed a sentiment from the Silhouette store.  I also cut a middle layer so the backpack would have a blue lining.  I finished the tag with some fun fibers and the perfect scrap of ribbon I had laying around in my scrap bin!  I was so excited when I saw it!  I don't even know where it came from. =P

Our fabulous sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique which also has Glitterbabe designs.  So you have the ability to choose from either line if you win.  So pop on over to the shop by clicking the badges below to check it out for yourself.

You have the chance to win two images of your choice from the shop.  However, if you use an image from either The Stamping Boutique or Glitterbabe you will win an extra image.  So you have a chance to win 3 images!  

I hope you will play along with us!  Tag! You're it!!

Tag measures approximately 3" x 4"
Silhouette Cut File Back to School by Sweet Afton
Stampin' Up! gingham ribbon
American Crafts ric rac
American Crafts twine
Ribbon and twine from my stash

August 17, 2016

We're Back!

So sorry for all of the confusion last week!  We were unable to post our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner due to illnesses and technical difficulties.  But we are back this week and ready to go!  The good news is, I have two projects to show you!  Since we missed last week, we have two challenges in one this week.  You can choose to create for either theme or both!

The first challenge is a bingo challenge.  You need to get three in a row either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.  My row is Ribbon, Die Cuts/Punches and pearls.  Three of my favorite things!

This is Chastity Steampunk 2 from Scrapper's Delights.  She was so much fun to color and embellish!  I found these awesome clocks and knew they were just perfect for her!  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  I also used an old pull chain from a ceiling fan to finish off the embellishments.

The second challenge is Any Holiday.

This is Kathy from Jiggery Makery.  She comes with another sweater design and a blank sweater that you can design yourself.  Ugly Christmas sweaters are all the rage right now, but I remember having to wear them when they weren't!  I think I had that very same expression!  I colored her using Copic markers and use the Silhouette to cut her out.  I crocheted the flower myself.  I went a little crazy and I have so many of them!

We have three wonderful sponsors this week since we are combining two weeks of challenges.  So you have lots of chances to win.

Prize of 3 digital images


Prize of 3 digital images


Prize of 3 digital images

Chastity Steampunk
Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals dies
The Paper Studio Clocks & Time charms
Tim Holtz Sprockets and Gears
Tim Holtz Mini Gears
Recollections pearls
Ribbon and lace from my stash

Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
Stampin' Up! ribbon
Buttons Galore button
Jolee's All that bling metal embellishment
Michaels dollar bin gems

August 14, 2016

So Sweet!

Hello MoonFlower fans!  My turn to provide some inspiration on the MoonFlower Blog.  I chose Candy Faery for my project this time around.  She is so incredibly sweet!

I started off with Candy Faery and used the sweetest Copic marker colors and papers I could find.  Then I mixed in  a dash of candy colored buttons.  I topped the whole thing with a sprinkle of candy shaped buttons and sparkly gems.   The top paper is from the Nitwit Collections Confection kit.

If you have a chance, we would love it if you visited us in the MoonFlower Facebook group.  We always love to see new faces and pretty projects.  We would love to see yours!

You can also pop over to the website and sign up for the newsletter so you can stay up to date on all of the important MoonFlower happenings.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Floral Ovals dies
Basic Grey buttons
Dress It Up Indulgence buttons
ki by Hampton Art metal embellishment
Forever in Time wood button
Queen & Co Jellies
Michaels $1 bin goosebump gems

August 12, 2016

Stay Strong!

I have some exciting news!  This is my first post as a design team member for Sami Stamps!  I am so excited!  Sami has a wonderful new release for you called Strength.

Aren't they just wonderful?!  I am sure you can find all kinds of inspiring projects to use them on.  

For my project, I used Strong.  I thought this would make a great card for someone who is going through a struggle, so I wanted cheerful colors.  I colored the digi with Copic markers and used the Silhouette Cameo to cut her out.  You can see all of the projects from my new teamies by checking out the Sami Stamps blog.  

The challenge this month is anything goes, so you can make any kind of project you want as long as you use a Sami Stamps image.  There are lots to choose from in the shop and there is always a freebie or two lurking around.

Why don't you get crafty and join us this month?!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Star Circles dies
The Paper Studio lace
Recollections gems
Dress It Up buttons
Flowers from my stash