Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Little Art Impressions Girlfriend Fun!

Hey, all! I know I haven't posted in awhile. Other commitments have really gotten in the way of card making lately, but I received a wonderful invitation from Kate at Art Impressions and I just couldn't refuse :) 

It's Stamptember at Simon Says Stamp so that means there's LOTS of celebrating going on all month long! Art Impressions is releasing a Simon Says Stamp exclusive Girlfriends set and it's a doozy! These quirky gals are kicking up there heels in this festive set and I can't help but want to join them. The set is called Dance it Out and you can find HERE in the Simon Says Stamp store. The Girlfriends line always makes me happy and I think I've mentioned on other occasions that they remind of my own crazy group of gal pals. Be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Blog to see a link to all the WONDERFUL cards created using this set and don't forget to check them out all month long for more Stamptember inspiration!

Visit the Simon Says Stamp to pick up your own set of these high stepping ladies and be sure to visit the Art Impressions shop for lots of other cool stuff. 

I hope to start making cards on a more regular basis soon, so don't give up on me just yet :) Thanks for stopping by! Stay crafty!

Friday, June 19, 2015

SCACD Eclectic Sea Rubber Stamp Release!!!

Hey all! Surprise! It's been awhile, but I'm excited to be joining Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs today to introduce some fabulous new images! SCACD celebrates today a newly released exclusive rubber stamp set Eclectic Sea (9 rubber stamps all together). The Eclectic Sea is a twist of sorts in how something land bound might be seen in the ocean; for example a Sunflower that is now a Coral Sea Flower and vice a versa. So check out the collection as these are really unique and elegant. SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin and Susana collaborated on the images and we are so happy to be showcasing them to you now :D

Now available for purchase in the USA HERE for the Eclectic Seas collection.

Our International Friends if interested can email Susana.

For my card, I used Sea Chrysalis. So pretty! The design is reminiscent of a mermaids tail and features lots of wonderful ocean details. This new release is spectacular and you can find the whole collection HERE. To peruse the other gorgeous collections available at SCACD click HERE.  
You should be going next to Delphine's awesome blog where you'll be greeted with fabulous eye candy! If you are lost then head back to the SCACD Store Blog HERE for the hop list.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop! :)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Vintage Babes at Art Impressions!

Hey, all! Remember me? Let me just knock the cobwebs off my blog...brush away the dust...scrape away the rust...there, that's a bit better. Bet you thought I had forgotten. Not quite, however, life has kept me busy, so I don't get to break out the stamps and ink all that frequently anymore. Makes me a little sad, but luckily in December, I was invited to create some cards for Art Impressions to take to CHA. Well, color me delighted, of course I said yes. Plus I got to play with these beautiful brand new vintage images and now I get to share the cards with you. And that makes me happy, very happy :)

Visit the Art Impressions blog and you'll find my cards featured today, plus take a look around, because the DT is crazy talented and they post daily so there is always LOTS of eye candy and inspiration to be found. You can find ALL of these lovely images in the Art Impressions Online Shop HERE.

I cannot stress to you how much fun these were to color. They pair so well with Copics and are particularly perfect for featuring sepia coloring techniques. The first 3 struck me as whimsical retro images, so I tried to pick color palettes that made me think of the moms from all of my favorite family sitcoms I used to watch in the mornings as kid, before heading out the door to school. Leave it to Beaver, Hazel, I Love Lucy...they may have been filmed in black and white, but I imagine if I could have lived inside those reruns, there would have been cotton candy hues of pink, aqua, yellow, and blue bouncing off of every surface in every room.

To me, the last 3 are more on the vintage spectrum. The 4th one, I decided to just go with some of my favorite colors, but for the bottom 2,  I played with sepia tones. I made these cards a while back and forgot to jot down my exact colors, but I will try to add them to the photos over the next couple of days, so if you're interested in the Copic colors I used,  please check back.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Pop back in next week and I'll have something new to share with you :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Celebration Hop for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD)!

Copic Colors used: skin- E00, E000, R20, E11 hair- C7, C5, C3, C1 blue green accents- BG09, BG05, BG01 red accents- R39, R29, R22 black accents- C7, C5, C3, C1 tennis shoes- C5, C3, C00, 0 ground- C7, C5, C3, C1, C00 background- R22, R20, R11, R000

Copic Colors used: yellow accents- YR27, YR23, Y13 black accents- C7, C5, C3 blue green accents- BG09, BG05, BG01, BG11, BG0000 copper accents- E18, E19, E13, E11
Hey all! I've been AWOL from card making for a bit, but I'm happy to have been invited to participate in this fabulous release celebration hop for SCACD! I got to dust off my Copics and play with some awesome new rubber!  

Today, SCACD celebrates 2 recently released NEW exclusive rubber stamp sets. They are the Brave Hearts (a group of 4 empowered gals) as well as Eclectic Collection 2 (a combo of 6 steampunk and ethereal stamps). With the Eclectic 2 collection, if you buy the entire set you get 4 FREE date stamp words. SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin and Susana collaborated on the images and we are so happy to be showcasing them to you now :D

Now available for purchase in the USA HERE for the Brave Hearts and Eclectic 2 sets. 

Our International Friends can purchase SCACD rubber stamps at Quixotic Paperie HERE

SCACD Digital images for USA and International can always be found HERE.

I had the honor of playing with not just one, but 2 of the new images! How lucky am I! The first is from the Brave Hearts Collection and she is called Be Fearless. Find her in the SCACD shop HERE. BUT if I were you, I would opt to pick up the entire Brave Hearts Set HERE

The other stamp I got to play with is Bee Ware from the Eclectic Collection #2. The cool thing about Bee Ware is that it not only comes in rubber, but it's also available as a digi. How cool is that! This sounds strange, but my recommendation is get them both. Yep, you heard me right. I'm very tactile, so I LOVE the feel of the high quality, deep etched rubber that Susana offers, but I also LOVE the versatility of a digi, too. Make it bigger, make it smaller, it's awesome! Find Bee Ware in rubber HERE and as a digi HERE. Looking for the whole Eclectic Collection #2 set? Find it HERE
You should have dropped in from Alaine's glorious blog at MissAlaineous' Mosaics. Your next stop is Pat's gorgeous blog at Rubber Stamping is My Game where she has some fabulous eye candy waiting to inspire you. If you get lost along the way, head back to the SCACD Store Blog HERE for the entire hop list. 
Thanks so much for popping in today! Hope to see you soon!