Friday, April 29, 2016

Guest Designer Tammi

Hello SweetStamps.com fans!

We'd like to give a warm welcome to Tammi from Making Memories!!

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First a little about Tammi:


Hi my name is Tammi and I live in Southern part of West Virginia. I have been married to my wonderful husband for many years. I enjoy anything that keeps me in my craft room. (lol) I hope to share some of my creative passion with you on my crafty journey and inspire you too.


Tracey, we are happy to have you as a Guest Designer!!

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Here is her first beautiful card with us:
Absolutely gorgeous!!

She used the lovely digital Kendra Glam Girl!!


Other goodies used:

Copic Markers
Nestabilities Dies
Cricut Cuttle Bug Die Cuts
Friskars Die Cut
Paper Pack - Purple Pinwheel - Shadowy Rose

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Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

4020 Blossoms with Leah

I have so much fun coloring flower images, and this one did not disappoint.  This is the 4020 Blossoms rubber stamp, and it can be used to create almost any kind of card.  I have created a "Thinking of You" card with it this week for you to see.


If you would like to see my color combinations for this image, please visit my blog at Ode to Paper.

You can find this wonderful image in the Sweet Stamps online store, as well as many other fun floral images.

Check back again tomorrow for more great inspiration from the Design Team!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Butterflies and Flowers

Hello, Josette here with another Tuesday post.  Today is short and sweet but I would like to share a technique that can be used for all the piccolos at Sweet Stamps.

This is from a shadow box that I created using a resit paper and distress inks for the background.  The flowers were created from Glassine by Ranger and misted with dye ink.  The butterfly is the focus for this posting however.

 I started with Butterfly Accents Piccolo.  Added Enamel_Powder_ENCHANTED_AUBERGINE. after coating the image with _Enamel_Powders_adhesive.


Here they are embossed with the powders.  There is Vintage Black, Mermaid Tears, Mardi Gras, and the darker purple is where I mixed one of these with a darker purple.

Next I glued gemstones and crystals onto the butterfly.

I hope you will explore the Piccolos and Piccolo Enamel Powders and create your own enchanted creations.
Until next time,
Happy Crafting
Josette

Monday, April 25, 2016

Happy Birthday To You

Hello! Today's card is for Sweet Stamps post. I am using another stamps set from Sweet Stamps new release called Party Mouse. I also pulled out my stencil for the background. I colored the mouse in using Copic markers. I watercolored the blue background. I die-cut both the image and background and adhered them to each other using 3D tape. The tire stencil was done using the ink sponging technique then I cut it in half on the diagonal, added a tiny strip of orange cardstock and stamped the sentiment to the top portion of the card.


Friday, April 22, 2016

GDT Claire

Hello SweetStamps.com fans!

Guest Designer Claire is back today with her second card!!!!

Ready for her adorable card?

Here is a word from her....

Hey,

I'm back again with my second Guest post for Sweet Stamps..

If you missed my first post you can see it here.

I chose the Christmas Mouse stamp for my second card...I loved him when I saw him shortly after Christmas, but knew I could make him work for other occasions.

I printed out the Mouse quite big deliberately because I wanted him to be the main focus of my card. I coloured him using Promarkers.


I played around with lots of different layouts until I realised that he would work best with a 'wallpaper' style background.

I used stamped the birthday wishes multiple times to create a fun background behind the mouse.

The funky triangle paper came from my recent trip to Amsterdam from a random, non crafty shop.

The glittery silver strip is washi tape - that I keep for 'best' LOL.

My whole card is a tribute to using things in different ways - don't be afraid of using your Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween stamps for other occasions - your stamps have so many uses, especially digital stamps, as you can make them as big or small as you want.

Go over to the Sweet Stamps shop and have a look around at all the goodies they have.

I've really enjoyed this mini two post guest series, big thanks to the Sweet Stamps team for having me with them.

Cx


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Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Elegant Roses with Leah

I love to color flowers.  They always make me smile and I really enjoy making them look as real as I can.  So for my inspiration this week, I chose to use the Elegant Roses stamp, along with the Sketched Floral Borders set, and the Framed Handwritten Words stamp set.  I hope you enjoy!


You can find all of the linked products in the Sweet Stamps online shop.  To see more details about how I created this card, please visit my blog here.

Check back next week, I'll have some more fabulous flower images for you to see!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Froggy Friends Circles

Hi Friends!  kel here today sharing a super fun card with you today!!



This is from the Froggy Friends clear set and they are sooooooo cute!!  I paired these two cuties up with some punched circles in coordinating colors... I tried to keep the patterns on the punched circles as similar as possible so that it wouldn't distract too much from these little friends.  I added a little stitched border around the circles with a black pen, and then stamped on this sentiment from the Simple Greetings clear stamp set.  I just love this set... the sentiments are so perfect and the font is super cute too!!

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Pop-up Card with Party Mice

Hello again with another Tuesday card.  This is a very fun card.  I used Party_Mouse to create this interactive Pop up card.

There is a You Tube Video if you follow this link that shows how to create this fun card from start to finish.

Thank you for stopping by,
Happy Crafting
Josette

Monday, April 18, 2016

Happy Day Wishes

Hello! Kim here with a Spring card. I am using my Kuretake brushes to make my card for today's Sweet Stamps post. The stamp is called Parrot Tulips ATC.
I watercolored the tulips then ran it through my die-cut machine to create a stitched label. I also watercolored the background. Last was to add some embellishments and the image is popped up using 3D tape.


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Enjoy Life's Simple Pleasures


Happy Sunday Stamping Friends!

Kendra here from Luv 2 Scrap N' Make Cards to share a fun beautiful card with you!!


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I absolutely LOVE the new Wild Roses stamp set!!

Not only are the stamps in the set absolutely beautiful, but they are also so much fun to color!!

The sentiment is from the Simple Pleasures stamp set!
These flowers create such elegant cards!!

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Be sure to check out the Sweet Stamps Blog for more wonderful inspiration from the "Sweeties"!

Have a wonderful day!




April's Anything But A Card Challenge

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!

First, our winner from March's Anything But A Card Challenge....
Drum roll please......


Please contact us (within one week at sweetstamps (at) gmail (dot) com) to claim your sweet prize!!
  
Have you been by the SweetStamp shop yet?  If not, you may want to swing by there and check out April's New Release. 
Super CUTE!!!  Just sayin'!!!  :)

We have also made a small adjustment to the Challenge Rule.  We  are now asking that you only submit 3 entries per challenge.  Any more than 3 entries will be deleted. 

So with that business out of the way, let us get to this month's challenge. 


Our theme is....
Anything But a Card

Remember you still have time to join in our Monthly Anything Goes challenge!


DT Sweeties projects...


(Out sick)


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!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Frog-Tastic!!

Hi Friends!  kel here today sharing a super fun card with you today!!


This is from the Froggy Friends clear set and he is just adorable!!  I wanted to keep the card simple and paired him with a green PP sheet with a subtle pattern.  And then to finish it off, I added some epoxy-ish dots using the Piccolo 3D Enamel Gel in Honey Mustard and Orange.

How cute is he?!?  Just love how this card came out!!

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

Thursday, April 14, 2016

One Sheet Wonder with Leah Tees

Hello everyone!  I have created some fun cards for you today, using the one-sheet wonder technique and some paper that I decorated myself using products from Sweet Stamps.


I created 14 cards from one sheet of 12 x 12 card stock, and I am showing you 8 of them here.  For the other 6, you'll have to visit my blog at Ode to Paper...I know, I'm sneaky hehe.


The Sweet Stamps products used in this project include:

ASM-008 Moroccan Tile ATC Stencil
AS66-008 Checker Flowers 6x6 Stencil
Shades Dye Ink Duchess Rose
Shades Dye Ink Latte
Shades Dye Ink Amaryllis
Shades Dye Ink Beach
SS4406 Framed Handwritten Words Clear Stamp Set
1019H Apple Blossom Branch Rubber Stamp
AF1 French Script Artsy Fartsy Rubber Stamp
1004G Spring Blooms Rubber Stamp



I forgot to take a picture of the paper I created before I cut it up ahahaha, so check back again next Thursday and I'll make another sheet and post a picture for you :)


All of the linked products can be found in the Sweet Stamps online shop, and don't forget to come and join in the fun with the two challenges every month!  The next one starts on Sunday, and the theme is Anything but a Card!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April's Anything Goes Challenge

Hello, Sweet Stamp Friends!
Thank you for joining us this month and I am so sorry that I am a bit late with this month's challenge post.  

I do hope you are ready for another challenge?!

First up, our winner from March...
102. Sue Pxxx 

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! {ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, tags, etc.} You could win some SWEET things of your own by playing along in our challenge! 

We have also made a small adjustment to the Challenge Rule.  We  are now asking that you only submit 3 entries per challenge.  Any more than 3 entries will be deleted. 

You still have time to enter March's Anything But A Card Challenge too, click HERE to enter. 

Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pretty in Pink: Penny Pony

Josette here with another Tuesday Blog Post.  Today I have the cutest card!!

This is from the new April release:  Penny_Pony_clear_stamp_set_.  I love those chestnut horses, so what could be more perfect that a happy pony in Pink.

This card is simple, one layer and easy to just pop in the mail.  First I colored the image with copics, added some glimmer to the saddle pad and bridle with a clear Wink of Stella.  Trimmed the bottom to curve.  I then cut my card stock to 4.25" x 11, using the pony image to mark the curve, trimmed the bottom off of the front.  Added a pink card stock to the inside of the card a few sequins to the from and it is ready to be sent to a horse lover, or a little girl who is mad for horses.

My little granddaughter rides a big 18+ draft cross  named Richter Scale, that looks a lot like this pony.   He even sports a pink saddle pad at times,  such a good sport!

That is all for today, stop back by next week for another Tuesday Card.
Happy Crafting,
Josette

Monday, April 11, 2016

Smitten Kitten

Hello, Kim here to share with you a quick and simple card. These cute little kittens come from the newly released set from Sweet Stamps called What's New Pussycat.
I did a quick coloring of the image using Copic markers, added some twine and popped the sentiment on using 3D tape.




Saturday, April 9, 2016

Eskimo Folklore

Morning everyone. 
Nazeema here!! Today I am sharing a card made with the beautiful quote from the Eskimo Folklore stamp set.  

I have a hard time with sympathy cards, not making them, just finding the right words. 

That is why I love the sentiment because you can use it on the front of a card like I have or on the inside. 

I created the background using Tim Holtz distress inks: 
Then I lightly misted the watercolor paper, so that colors would blending, but not too much water.  I didn't want them to run into one another too much. 

I then took my Tim Holtz Splatter brush and Lumin-Arte: Heavenly White, to give it some shimmery splotched.  Stamped the scroll star stamp with pigment ink. 

The sentiment is embossed using SweetStamps Detailed White embossing powder on Parchment paper.

Hope you've enjoyed my card today! 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Hugs.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Hi There!!

kel here sharing a super fun spring card today!  This cutie is the Spring Bunny clear stamp set from the April 2016 new release... have you seen this release??  It's HUGE and SO CUTE!!!

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I colored her up with some super bright colors... I've been using some bright colors recently and just love it!!!  Anywhoo... I trimmed her out once I finished coloring her up, and then popped her up on some 3d dots.  I wanted to keep this card completely focused on this big 'ol girl, so kept the embellishments at a minimum.  Just some bling in the corner and a small sweet sentiment that comes with the set. 

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Happy Bunny Concertina Card

Josette here with another Tuesday installment.  The card today uses Spring_Bunny_clear_stamp_set_.
This is a concertina card.  Folds flat for mailing and opens to stand.  There is a video demonstrating how this card is build.  YouTube Video of Concertina Card

Side view of Card
Close up of bunny.  Isn't she just the cutest.

Be sure and visit Sweet Stamps and check out all the new releases.  There are some winners there, like the Spring Bunny.  Absolutely adorable.  .

Until next Tuesday,
Happy Crafting,
Josette

Monday, April 4, 2016

Poppy

Hello Stampers! This is Kim.  I have a card today using Sweet Stamp's Poppy Vase set. I did some watercoloring using Zig's Real Brush Watercolor pens. 
I had some leftover floral background papers that I used for the card front. I also added some sewing to add texture. After the watercolor image was dried I turned it into a tag and popped it onto the card using 3D tape. 


Friday, April 1, 2016

Guest Designer Claire

Hello SweetStamps.com fans!

We'd like to give a warm welcome to Claire!!
Be sure to visit her blog and leave her some love!!

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Hey,

Exciting day today.


This is my first post of two as a guest designer for Sweet Stamps - they make beautiful digi stamps and I am super excited to be working with two of their fun stamps.


I chose the fun Denise Glam Girl stamp for my first project.

Before I start 'building' a card, I like to lay the elements out and see how they will work. Here's a rare photo of that process.


What can you see? A shaker pouch, a card blank, three pieces of card, friend die and sentiment stamp.

The Denise stamp reminded me of a good friend, so I decided this card should be for her.

I really enjoyed colouring the stamp and the great thing about digi's is that I get to print a sheet of them and try out various colourways before choosing the final one, then I still have a sheet of coloured stamps ready to go for later.

I fussy cut the stamp, as I wanted her to sit on the front of my shaker card.

Constructing the card was very easy to do.

I love the girly, but funky feel of the card. I know my friend will love it too.

Visit the Sweet Stamps store, to check out Denise and all the other fun stamps and products that are available.

I'll be back with my next project soon!!

Cx


Claire, we are happy to have you as a Guest Designer!!
We absolutely love your pretty shaker card you created!!


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Happy Stamping!