Thursday, July 24, 2014

Reverse Confetti {Quirky Cutie Blog Hop}

It's a surprise blog hop with the Reverse Confetti Crew and some additional, coloring rock star Friends! This line of stamps is beyond cute and so fun to color or piece, or just stamp with.  Have you seen the full line of Quirky Cuties? Check them all out HERE.

Hopefully you arrived here from Kim O'Connell's Blog. If not, all the hop details start on the RC Blog

Today I used Quirky Cutie: Rocky Raccoon. He's the newest addition to our group of cuties. I have colored him up, and used him just stamped in a solid color, and today, I decided to piece up his outfit. 

 I did add some subtle coloring with my copic markers. Piecing was so easy. I stamped him 4 times. Twice onto  x-press it blending card stock, again on the red polka dot, and another time on the navy polka dot. I cut out each part and start from the back, moving to the front. 

  1. Color and cut out one full Rocky image. 
  2. Cut out navy polka dot shirt, adhere to full Rocky image.
  3. Cut out red polka dot scarf, adhere to navy polka dot shirt. 
  4. Cut out arm and envelope and attach to top of navy polka dot. 

I Love a classic navy, red, white, and Kraft color combo. I also added a touch of gold with the striped gold vellum piece. Behind Rocky you'll see the cool new Pretty Panels-Diagonal stripes Confetti Cut piece. I love these new dies. 

To finish this off, I added a sentiment from the Rocky Raccoon stamp set and a few stamped hearts from Arrows 'n Elements and I Like You

Thanks a bunch for stopping by today.
  •  Be sure to follow along the hop and leave comments along the way.
  •  There are 2 GREAT prizes up for grabs. 
  • Two random commenters will win a Studio 3 Solutions color cubbie + 3 Quirky Cuties of your choice!
  • Comments will stay open through Sunday at 5pm CST and a winner will be announced on Monday on the Reverse Confetti blog.
Off you Go.....Monika Davis is up next.

If you get lost along the way, head back to the start at the Reverse Confetti Blog


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SugarPea Designs {You're So Punny}

One of the many things I love about SugarPea Designs stamps are the fun, cute, punny sentiments included in most of their sets. It's time for the SPD Challenge and this time we are getting Punny! Join me and the rest of the SPD gang for the SPD07-You're So Punny challenge. 

We are a sushi loving family. Sadly, we don't get to eat it very often because with 3 growing boys, eating sushi means ordering LOTS of sushi and THAT is expensive. I've tried making it at home. It's not the same.  So we save it for special occasions. 

With this cute stamp set, Rice Rice Baby,  I can at least have some sushi on paper, whenever I want. I made this for my sister's birthday that is coming up. She loves sushi, too. I thought this was perfect.....and THAT punny sentiment, well it's perfect!

Here is a close up of my cutie penguin. I colored him with some subtle tones of gray Copic markers, and then pieced up his headpiece and sash with my Let's polka dp. I cut him out and popped him up with some dimensionals. 

Check out the challenge!
We only have a few rules…
  • Play along with ANY stamp you’d like – Winner is chosen at random to keep things fair, but if the winners project features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the voucher to $15
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD07 so we can easily find your work.
  • Add your name and link to your card or project in the InLinkz shown on the SugarPea Designs Blog. 

 I am still having a blast guesting with SPD! I hope you'll check out this challenge and come play along. 


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TCPTues271 {Wonderful Life}

 So excited about another TCP Tuesday Challenge. This week it's super easy. We are hoping you'll join us, it's an Anything Goes Challenge.  I went diggin' through my TCP stamps and love this sentiment. The stamp set is Life's a Beach. 

I colored up the beach bun with my copics and cut him out. I decided to add some 4mm Sand sequins along the shore line. Isn't the texture fun?!

Here is a close up of the sentiment. I stamped it in kraft ink and accented it with a few sequins, Lemon Drop and more Sand sequins. 

Here are the Details on how you can join in on the fun:
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES271. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.
Hop on over to Alma's blog for the link up


Monday, July 21, 2014

Curtain Call Reminder {anything goes and still time to play}

There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Anything Goes!  You have until July 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!

I have another card to share. I played up more of the white space and aqua color. I was also inspired by the large letter "c". I used an MFT Die-namics to die cut letters to spell out the word happy. 

Soooooo  many prizes to be had. Just come to play along.

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I needed a birthday card for a friend, a guy, so as much as I wanted to use the pink from the inspiration photo, I went with some yellow, navy, and gray with the aqua. The word "happy" is from Happy Birthday Die-namics. I cut each letter 3 times and stacked them up to give the dimension I was looking for. The "birthday" sentiment is from Birthday Sentiments

I added a balloon duo from Party Balloons and a few enamel dots. The stitched rectangle frame is from Lil' Inker Designs ( I hear they are back in and get yours!).

I'm linking this up to the Deconstructed sketch this week. Here 's the layout. 

Current challenge details and link-up for Curtain Call are here

Come Play along. 


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch 228 {oh, Hello!}

 Hello and happy Sunday. I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. It's time for a new sketch with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I put the newest Quirky Cutie, Rocky Raccoon by Reverse Confetti to work. I love his sweet face and I decided to keep it simple. 

I love that these stamps are cute colored, pieced, or just stamped in a solid color. Cuz you know some days,  you just don't feel like coloring.  I used Hot Fudge ink and stamped him onto kraft card stock. I then cut him out with the great new Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cut dies. Love how they layer together. 

I used the smallest circle die for my little tag. I used the sentiment from Arrows 'n Elements. I punched a little hole and added a twine bow. Simple and sweet!

Here is the sketch for this week:
Come Play along: simply make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of Karen's post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC228 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

 Don't forget to see what the Sweet Sunday Sketch team has done this week.
Make sure you check out the SSSC crew has done with the sketch. I love how these girls stamp, it's always so inspiring. Thank-you for stopping by.