Friday, February 17, 2017

Fun Friday with Rae Ann

Hello and happy Friday everyone!  I am here today to share a little inspiration with you.  I don't know about you, but I am ready for spring and for the temperatures to stay warmer!  I decided to use Ladybug Carnation for my project today.

I intended this card to be monochromatic, but it didn't stay that way!  Funny how that happens!  I love to combine red, black, and white, so I guess I should have known.

Don't forget about our challenge.  The theme this month is to add circles, so I have polka dots all over my card!

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to come back next week for new inspiration from one of my teamies!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Fun Friday with Kathy

Hello friends, it's Kathy here today posting our Fun Friday post! 

Happy Friday, so glad the weekend is almost here. I'm happy to be here today to share a fun wintery Sami Stamps card with all of you!

I've used the Cocoa Friends image, it's available in the Winter section of Sami's stamp shop, or here in the Etsy shop. Perfect for a wintery, girly, friendship card. 

Our challenge #46 is still going on this month.  This time it's add some circles. Easy to play along. Hope you will join the fun and play along!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, February 3, 2017

New February image and Sami Stamps Challenge #46

February is here bringing with it love and the hope for spring! Please enjoy our new February image, "Heart Mermaid." Create something for that special someone this weekend!

Please enjoy some inspiration put together for you from the Sami Stamps Design Team

Sami Stamps Images "Happy Heart Fairy"
Sami Stamps Image "Heart Mermaid" (New)

Sami Stamps Images "Kitten Heart"

 Sami Stamps Image "Heart Puppy"

 Sami Stamps Image "Heart Mermaid"

Sami Stamps Images "Love Butterfly" and "Pretty Flower"

And Announcing

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Challenge #45 Winner

Congratulations Hazel (Didos)
You are our winner for Sami Stamps Challenge #45: "Add Sparkle" 

The overall design of this card appealed to me. Interesting and different, it caught my eye! Sami Stamps image "Butterfly Flower" was used to create this card. 

Hazel (Didos) please e-mail me about your prize!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Fun Friday with Emily!!

Happy Friday everyone!!
Welcome back to another Fun Friday!

Today I decided to share with you some no-line coloring on one of Sami's gorgeous images!
For this card, I used the Beauty Roses image and printed it off several times at varying sizes.

Now, I'm no expert at the no-line coloring technique, but Sami's images are fabulous to give it a shot!  Be sure to print off your image with a really light outline so that it fades away with the coloring.  But don't print them too light or you won't actually be able to see what you're doing...(ask me how I know...)

With your images printed, you're ready to start coloring.  I like to start with the darkest color in the shadow areas and work out to the lightest color, which would be your highlights or where the light would hit the image.  In this case for the roses, the highlights are on the tip of each petal.

I decided to use my Inktense pencils for a little watercoloring.  I absolutely love how they turned out!  There's a bit of purple in some of the blue roses which helps give them just a little bit of character.

To finish off the card, I die cut out a stitched frame and mounted that above my panel, which has my sentiment white heat embossed in the center.  Then just arranged my fussy cut flowers around the outside.  I added foam tape to some and adhered others flat to the panel so that they had different depths.  

Since our challenge this month is to add some sparkle, I added a bunch of glitter dots and Perlen pen around the outsides of the flowers, and also traced along the darkest shadows in the centers of the roses with a shimmer pen.  This card is really sparkly when it catches the light!!

We'd love to have you join in our challenge, or share your projects on our Facebook page!!

Thanks for stopping by!!   
<3 Emily

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fun Friday with Deanne!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!!

Here's a card I made using Frosty Dancing Friends
I paper-pieced her pants and also the snowman's hat. Of course, I used glitter!!

Take Time To Chase the Snowflakes

Here's another card I made using Frost and Whisker Friends.
I paper-pieced the snowman's scarf and hat.

There's No Friend Like a Snow Friend!

Don't forget to check out our current challenge HERE! The current challenge is to add sparkle!

We also have a FACEBOOK page as well HERE!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Fun Friday with Sami Stamps DT! Featuring "Snowflake Dancing" image tutorial!

A message from Sami:

Hi everyone!

I am happy to let you know that there are going to be a few changes here at Sami Stamps! 

In an effort to spend more time with my family, there will be one release every month on the First Friday of the month. Our challenges will remain the same. 
You can find the current challenge by clicking here

For the remainder of the month you will be hearing from my awesome DT who will be highlighting their favorite Sami Stamps images and posting new inspiration every Friday!

From DT Grandma Bonnie:
Just wanted to say Hi, and show you something i created for you this week.  I am going to show you how i changed out this image to have a tulle skirt! 

I am using image, Snowflake Dancing and you can find this image easily by clicking here! Or you can find her by clicking here in the Etsy Store.

 Let's get started with the "image" tutorial:

1. Color up your image.
 I have used Copic colors, E000, 00, 11, 21 for the skin;  E50, 51, 53 for the hair; RV21, 23 for the cheeks, scarf & pants; W1, 3 for the sweater.  

2.  I fussy cut out this image.
3. Some extra supplies, a small piece of pink tulle, 1/8" double sided tape.  You will need to cut the image in half at her waist to add the tulle skirt.

4. Adhere the tulle in two layers using the double sided tape on the back of the image.  I just gather it and set it down on the tape.  I do that twice.

5. Now let's add some foam tape to the back of the image
6. Create your card and add the legs first.
7. Add the top half and decorate your image if you like.  I have added, Stampendous Shaved Ice (glitter) to the sweater. 

  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  
Each Friday our DT will be sharing and it will always be a "FUN" surprise!

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Thank you, Grandma Bonnie