Monday, January 28, 2013

Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop an giveaway...

The Skipping Stones Design Team wanted to surprise Heather and thank her for all she's done. Join us as current and past DT girls come together for one last hop.  Thank you Heather!! 

supplies used: Skipping Stones Design (Grunge, Breathtaking Butterflies, and Everyday Blessings), Clear Scraps Acrylic 12  x 12 sheets, KI Memories lace paper, Doodlebug borders, Stampendous embossing powder

And now its time to HOP! What's a blog hop without some prizes? Visit all the blogs and leave some love along the way. Be sure to check back at the Skipping Stones Blog on Monday, Feb 4th to see if you're a lucky winner! 

I'll be giving away a new Grapeful SSD set to one lucky commenter! 

Skipping Stones Blog-

Friday, January 25, 2013

dream BIG

Today's layout uses the new Clear Scrap Mascils and Acrylic Border strips. Be sure to head over and check out the new Clear Scrap Kit Club while you're there!

Supplies Used: 
Clear Scraps 12” Gears MascilClear, Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic SheetsClear Scraps Square BordersBazzill Cardstock, Ranger (Black Soot Distress Ink), Tsukineko (Memento, StazOn inks, Goosebumps ), Stampendous Gears Kiddo Perfectly Clear StampsCricut Nate’s ABC’s Cartridge, Basic Grey pattern paper, Copics, staples

1. Ink background cardstock with Black Soot Distress Ink over the Gears Mascil. 
2. Remove mask and flick water over inked image to create distressed effect.

3. Cut title from the background cardstock using Nate’s ABC’s cartridge. Be sure to save the centers of letters.
4. Cut a piece of acrylic sheet to fit behind title. Spray with Goosebumps to add texture to the acrylic sheet. Allow to dry.
5. Adhere to the back of the layout behind cutout title, creating a window effect on the layout. 

6. Stamp gears and color with Copics. Cut out
7. Adhere pattern paper, stamped images, and photo to layout.
8. Ink Clear Scrap Acrylic Square Border with Black StazOn.  Trim and staple to layout.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

a sad goodbye

As some of you might already know, Skipping Stones Design is closing. Today I have my last post up on the SSD blog. I have loved working with Heather and the DT and am going to miss them all!

Skipping Stones Design stamps used: Healing WingsBreathtaking ButterfliesGrungeBeautiful Botanicals

For my last card, I used all of my favorite sets. I tried to find a way to fit Holy Carp in too, but it just didn't work with the design, LOL! 

Now's the time to stock up on those Skipping Stones Design stamps you may have had your eye one! Be sure to head on over to the website and check it out! 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Clear Scrap Blog Hop

To celebrate 140+ BRAND NEW DESIGNS   at Clear Scraps we're having a BLOG HOP! 

The new Clear Scrap Frames are perfect for both your scrapbooking layouts and cards! 

I've painted the Glimmer Glaze onto the back of the frame, letting the colors swirl and mix to create a faux metal effect. 

supplies used: Clear Scraps (Small Oval Deco Top Frame), Stampington & Company (Spring P2240 Lynne Perrella stamp), Glimmer Glaze (Oil Slick, Orange Crush),  Derwent Inktense pencils, May Arts ribbon

Want a chance to win an amazing prize package of Clear Scrap goodies? (valued at over $30). Leave a comment on each of the blogs. Be sure to "LIKE" Clear Scraps on Facebook and sharing ClearScrap's post on facebook for an extra chance to win. 
You have until January 17th 12:00 am EST. Be sure to check back at the Clear Scrap blog Friday Jan 18th to see if you're a winner! 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Stampendous Kiddo Challenge

Not only is it time for a new challenge this month at Stampendous but its also time for a little sneak peek at one of the new release stamps. 

This adorable Kiddo will be coming to a store near you soon! 

We'd love for you to play along with this month's Stampendous challenge: Kiddos. All the rules can be found on the Stampendous Blog. Here's what's coming up for the next three months for challenges...
•January - Sweet Kiddos – Stampendous Kiddos are super fun to stamp and color!
•February – Love is in the Air – Valentines and Weddings are the theme of this romantic challenge.
•March – Template Fun – Stampendous’ new Jumbo Cling Rubber flowers being introduced at January CHA will come with a free template! What can you do with them?! Check them out on our website in mid-January.

Enter your card into the collection below:

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year and New Clear Scraps Release...

Happy New Year! Here's to a healthy, happy and exciting 2013. Speaking of exciting...its time to reveal the new Clear Scraps products! 140 new releases!!! 

I am so excited by this first new product...stencils/masks! Available in both 6 inch and 12 inch stencils, there are cheetah prints, damasks, brick walls, flowers and gears...and much more! For this banner I used the 6 inch Quarterfoil Mask and Small Chipboard Pennant Banner

After painting the chipboard pieces white, I placed the mask down and inked over it in Distress Inks. I used Shabby Shutters at the top and blended it into Scattered Straw on the bottom to create an ombre effect. 

I stamped  Stampendous Nestled Bird and Cling Blossom Spray, colored them with Copics and then fussy cut them out. The chipboard letters are oldies from the Target Dollar Spot. A bit of May Arts jute and ribbon complete the banner. 

Be sure to visit the Clear Scrap Blog all this month as we share samples of the newest releases. And if you're headed to CHA be sure to stop by booth 2653 and check them out!