Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Challenge #149 Something New

Happy New Year! 
Can you believe it's almost 2014?! Well, we have the perfect challenge for the NEW YEAR - SweetStamps.com's challenge this week is...
SOMETHING NEW

And, of course, our DT Sweeties have made some awesome creations for this challenge! Take a look:



We'd love to see your NEW 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 Easel Card goes through January 14th, join us with your creation 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!***

Next week our theme is USE KRAFT PAPER. Happy Stamping! Have a super sweet week!
 


Anything Goes Challenge Winners

YES, you read that correctly...there are TWO WINNERS this week! I guess the Anything Goes theme really applies to this challenge LOL!

Anyway, here's what happened: I was experiencing technical difficulties with my laptop and internet connection {been there right?} and once I finally got back to being able to work on this week's blog post, I went to write up the winner post and found out I had opened TWO TABS under Random.org to pick the lucky winner. Of course, there were two different numbers there! What to do? Well, why not just pick two winners this week? After all, it's the last day of 2013. So I did.

So without further ado, the winners of SweetStamps.com's Challenge #149 Anything Goes are...

Congratulations to both of you!
Enjoy your new goodies!

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, December 28, 2013

Poinsettia Christmas


Hi, it's Holly, the Sweet Stamps guest designer, posting today.  I realize Christmas is over, but I just had to share this card that I made a couple weeks ago.  Since this week's Sweet Stamps challenge is Anything Goes, I figured I'd share this with you today.

I stamped the Poinsettia Corner with Tuxedo Black Memento ink in the opposing corners of the white cardstock rectangle.  I then carefully positioned the Merry Christmas Script sentiment in the center and stamped it with the same Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Next, I colored the poinsettias and leaves with Copic markers, and then I filled in the centers of the flowers with Goldenrod Stickles.

Once the Stickles was completely dry, I then sponged the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink to tone down the whiteness of the piece.  I glued this to a green layer and then wrapped some red seam binding around this and tied it with a bow in the corner.  I then glued this down onto a card base with some designer paper on it.

I hope you had a wonderful and very Merry Christmas with your friends and families.  If you have a chance, check out the challenge and play along with us!  You could win a $20 shopping spree!  :-)


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Challenge #149 ANYTHING GOES

Merry Christmas to all! 
It is almost Christmas day - the goodies are baked, the stockings are hung and the presents are wrapped! I'm looking forward to spending some time with family and friends, how about you? This week we've kept it simple with {a favorite} challenge...
ANYTHING GOES
So if you get a little time to be crafty this week {maybe Santa brought you some sweet paper crafting goodies!} we would love to have you show off your creativity - it is the time of year for sharing after all!

Our DT Sweeties have made some fabulous creations for this challenge! Check these out:




We'd love to see your latest 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 Easel Card goes through January 14th, join us with your creation 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!***

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


Glitter Challenge Winner

The winner of SweetStamps.com's Challenge #148 Glitter 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, December 21, 2013

Glittery Gingerbread House Easel Card


Hi friends!  It's Holly posting today as the guest designer for December.  Have you checked out the challenges that were posted on this Sweet Stamps blog this week?  There are two challenges - the Easel Card challenge that was posted on Sunday (the monthly challenge) and the Glitter challenge that was posted on Tuesday (the weekly challenge).  I've combined both of them on this card that I'm sharing with y'all today.

I started with the adorable Sweet Gingerbread House and Wishes stamp set.  I stamped the gingerbread house scene with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto some white cardstock and then colored it with my Prismacolor pencils.  I then sprayed the entire piece with adhesive and covered it with Clear Rock Candy distress Stickles dry glitter.  Then I mounted this piece onto the front of my easel card.

For the inside of my easel card, I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Gingerbread House and Wishes set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto white cardstock.  I cut the sentiment out with a circle die, mounted it onto a larger black circle, and then adhered that to a label shaped die cut from red cardstock.  The final touch was to thread some red and white bakers twine through some white buttons, tie them into bows, and adhere them on each side of the sentiment.

Take some time to check out the fun challenges here on the Sweet Stamps blog.  Play along and you could be the lucky winner of a $20 shopping spree!!  :-)



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Challenge #148 Glitter

Happy Tuesday sweet friends! Are you ready for the holidays? How about a new challenge theme? This week our theme is...
GLITTER
We'd love to see your Glitter 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 Easel Card goes through January 14th, join us with your creation 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!***

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


Simple Christmas Challenge Winner

The winner of SweetStamps.com's Challenge #147 Simple Christmas 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!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Monthly Technique Challenge - Easel Card

Hello and Happy December! We have a new Monthly Technique Challenge for you! This month's theme is... 
Easel Card
Have you ever made an Easel Card? Well, if you need directions, you can find a tutorial here.

Take a look at these fantastic Easel Cards created by our very talented DT Sweeties:

We'd love to see your Easel 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 January 14th. Check out all the monthly challenges here. Happy Stamping!