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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mixed Media Fun-Texturize it!




I had a blast last weekend at Scrappin' Great Deals! It was great to see some friends that I haven't seen since last time and to meet new friends!!! I also had a wonderful time with Diva Kim!

We had a chance to play on Saturday night! I've just been delving into Art Journalling and Kim has shown me lots of fun techniques

Saturday night we played with Dreamweaver Embossing Paste.  It is extra delicious when you add glitter on top before it dries!!!!

I used this Beautiful Tree Stencil from Hero Arts-It's called Elegant Pine

HOw gorgeous is that!!!

You MUST check out the Mixed Media Class with Kim and Lori on Friday Night!

The link for the class is HERE

I have a sneaking suspicion that Embossing Paste just might be on the Menu for Tomorrow night!!!!


Happy Creating!

Vicki
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ghosts Fly!



What Fly's???

Birds Fly,
Butters Fly.....oops, I mean Butterflies fly
Bats fly
People Fly in Planes
Superheroes Fly
Tempers Fly (and when they do, I don't like it much)
Hot Air Balloons Fly- and I wish people who are full of hot air would too!

Flies Fly.............UGH, I don't like flies very much

Why all this talk about flies?

Cause today's challenge at Impression Obsession is "Things that Fly"

This cute little Ghostie Flies....all around town!

Make sure you head on over to the IO stamps blog to get the details of the challenge and the links to who is playing along today!!!

Stuff I used on my card:


Designer Paper : The Paper Loft

And to those of you visiting my blog, I think you are "FLY"!!!!!!

xo



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Impression Obsession DT Thursday!



So excited to be the featured Designer for DT Thursday over at Impression Obsession!

I LOVE using dies for Scrapbooking. I think they can give your layouts such Character.

There is no stamping on the layout, but I used the following dies:


I Paper pieced the Sweet Snowman's Hat to match the "Real" Snowman's Hat in the photos

Man oh man, time has flown since these pictures were taken.....hmmm about 13 years. Where DID the time go. I miss those times with Jonathon.....So Happy that we capture memories in photo's and in Scrapbook Layouts. I used the Easy Breezy Line of Papers for The base of the Page and The Easy Breezy Cardstock stickers for the title. The Papers are from The Paper Loft

Hope you enjoyed looking at my little project as much I enjoyed creating it

Happy Stamping


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Another Fond Farewell





It's a Rainy Saturday and a Perfect Time for Stamping~
I wanted to share a couple of samples from the latest Release from The {Stamps} of Life
These are the last "Official" Cards as a SOL Design Team Member
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Stephanie's Fun Fun images over the last few years
As you know, I've pared down my Design Team Obligations quite significantly to free up some time to create for me and to work on doing some classes here. I have missed teaching and sharing my love of stamping with others and am gearing up to do some classes in the fall!!!
These cards are from Two New Releases
The upper card is from  Lights4Christmas


Below, you will findTiles2stamp




You can find a whole bunch of Gorgeous Samples for these sets HERE

Hope you're having a great weekend~

I'm off to Stamp!
Thursday, September 5, 2013

A great ending to a not so very good bad day! IO Die Hop, Day Three



Good Morning!!!  We're flipping back to Halloween again from the Brrr Factor, moving along from Chilly to Wicked!!!

Today is Day Three of the IO Stamps Newly released Dies Hop

I hope that you have all enjoyed the wonderful creations from the DT.

I had a chance to hop today and WOWSER! This TEAM ROCKS-BIG TIME!!!

If you've been hopping, you've probably ventured here from Laura's Blog

The New IO Products that I used




 I coloured the Hat with my Touch Markers

Here's the colour Map



Added some Glitter, Stickles and Black Ultrafine Flowersoft to make a "Furry Spider"

Why was it a great ending to a not so very good bad day?

Well, it was a not so very good bad day!

But I have to say what keeps me chuggin' along is that it could ALWAYS be worse

What was the great ending?

Well I have to confess that I did not have a card completed at 9:45 last night

I was freakin' and peakin' a little 'cause I was stressed and wondering what I should do.

I had this fun hat coloured already 

Soooo I have to tell you that I worked this card up in under 10 minutes

YEP.... a quickie......a day of quickies!!!

This proves that "quickies" can be pretty darn good!!!

I LOVE the way this sweet little card turned out

Especially on this fun Paper from The Paper Loft

and I hope that you do as well

Be sure to leave comments, to head to the IO blog for rules and to start the hop unless you've already been there, done that!!!

Good luck with the draw. Please come back and visit soon as you will be SURE to see more delicious dies!!!!

Happy Stamping!!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Impression Obsession Blog Hop! Day Two.....Let it Snow!



Well, we're moving along in Holiday Mode Here!!!! 
It's Day Two of Impression Obsession's Die Hop and I'm sharing a Card that I will be Teaching at Scrappin' Great Deals on the weekend of September 20th!

It was very BRRRRRRRR in my Office today!!!! Almost had to stand on my head to get the blood flowing!!!! lol.........Thankfully, I had a sweater in my Office and could go outside to warm up a little!

For this card I used a couple of the New Dies


I also used a Whack 'O Stamps!!! 
Hmmm perhaps I should have saved the previous phrase for a St. Patty's Day Card....Ohhhh I crack me up!!! But this Little Snowman looks a tad Leprechaun "ish" to me....or it's just that it's been a Long Day and I'm delirious again!!!!

Sooo for the Stamps:

Sentiments 1

So make sure to leave some love on all the players blogs for a chance to win three dies of your choice!!!

Once again, if you've been Hoppin' You're at the end of the road hunni!!!! and I bet you've arrived from Laura's Blog

If not, please head over to the Impression Obsession Blog to start the hop and get all the deets on what you have to do to win some metal!!!

Happy Stamping and Good Luck!!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Spooky!!! Impression Obsession Die Hop!




I can't BELIEVE that Summers over! The Kiddies are back to school today and I felt a bit of a chill in the air today.....well a big chill in some parts of Kingston, but that's another story!

The next three days is going to be fun fun fun!!!!

Impression Obsession is having a Die Hop to showcase all of the fun new dies they just released this summer!!!

If you've been hopping already, you've just arrived from the super talented Laura Fulcher's Blog

If you haven't been hopping, Head on over to the Impression Obsession Blog to get started!

You can also get all the details and rules for the hop there

Be sure to leave a comment as one lucky winner who comments on all the blogs will win their choice of 3 dies each day! How cool is that......THREE DIE SETS!!!!

That's just what I used to create this Spooky Halloween Confection!!!!

Bare Tree Die. Yep I lurve the Bare Nekkid Tree Die!!!

The Sentiment Hails from the Sentiments 2 set, which is currently out of stock, but I'm sure it will be back in soon!!!

And for my card, I used the Sponge and Spritz Technique.

Essentially, you sponge all the colours that you want in the background onto light coloured cardstock. Once you've done that, you just take a spray bottle and give it a little spritz. I used a circle punch to mask out the moon and then inked the yellow in after. I overlapped it onto the skyline a bit to give the Halo look (well actually, I didn't really, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it!).

I used a little glitter on the ghosts and windows to give a little zip and zing and some black stickles on the bats wings for some additional dimension!

Hope you love the hop and come back tomorrow to visit again!

Have a wonderful day!