Friday, October 30, 2009

Meet Marvin!

Meet Marvin. He is a mischievous little guy. I used one the the label nestabilities to cut him out and layered it over an oval nestie. Using the prima flowers and some flower gems from Dress It Up to embellish him. It still seemed it needed something more. So I decided to add some of my black dot-dash lines. So...hello from Marvin.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Monkeying Around

Here is Martin the Monkey wanting to wish you a Wild and Wonderful Day. This is another image from Stamp Shoppe of my favorites. This should be available by the early part of next week. I have the glitches figured out. Now I just need to cut and package the stamps. We will be debuting at the stamp show in Wausau on November 7th. If you are wanting to go to the stamp and scrapbook show, we have $1 off coupons at the store that you can pick up!! This guy is colored with the Copics and put on Prima Marketing leaf paper. The sentiment is cut out with the nestabilities and popped up on the New nestabities label. I didn't have a ribbon wide enough, so I just used some cardstock and then added a ribbon to the strip of paper.
Have a great day!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Backgrounder Class

Background stamps are great for covering a lot of cardstock quickly, but that is just the beginning! Backgrounders lend themselves to a variety of techniques--techniques you'll have an opportunity to learn when you join Jane Bosi on Tuesday October 27th at the Stamp Shoppe! Jane's background class features three different techniques, use of Copic markers, Nestabilities dies, The Big Shot, and Impression Obsession's Mega Mount and Cover a Card Background stamps. It's a jam packed class you won't want to miss!

The card shown here features the Faux Flannel technique as well as stamps from Paper Bag Studios and Impression Obsession. To see the remaining projects, visit the Stamp Shoppe or Jane's blog!

Make sure to sign up in advance for this fun class!

Sneak Peak #4

Here's a sample of the kids from the new Stamp Shoppe Creations line!! I colored this image with the Copic Markers. With hair, you can use a feathering technique that makes the hair look more streaky. I added some Prima flowers and a glitter bug from Dress It Up to use a few embellishments. The stamps will be here later than we expected. There have been a few learning experiences for us with making stamps, but we will be sure to let you know when they arrive! It will be SOON though!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sneak Peak #3

Here is Santa from the Christmas collection. I used the new Snow Marker from Marvy on the fuzzy parts of Santa's suit. When you add glitter to the wet Snow before you heat it, the glitter becomes part of the snow. I colored the image with Copics and added highlights with the white gel pen. The May Arts ribbon that I used had some gold thread in it to add some glitz as well. The green paper was embossed with the holly cuttlebug folder and distressed with sand paper. So, HO HO HO, getting ready for Christmas!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sneak Peak #2

Here's to the Pittsburgh Penguins who won again tonight. My son is a huge Penguins fan, so of course I needed to draw some penguin stamps. Here is one of those guys sending a snowy greeting your way. I know...the snow can wait a little longer!! I used the snow cuttlebug folder on the purple cardstock. Because this is regular cardstock, I couldn't sand it to get the white to show up, so I used my Memories White dye ink pad and rubbed some white color on it. Then I used the new Snow marker from Marvy to add some dimentional snow to the words and attached the greeting with some snow brad. Don't you just love penguins!!!

Sneak Peak #1

We at The Stamp Shoppe are busy designing some images of our own to sell. Here is a sneak peak of one of our images that will be in stock, hopefully by the end of this week. There will also be some kids and winter images as well as the animals. This is a new and exciting venture for us and we hope that these images will bring a smile to your face!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sweet tiny girl.

Here's another adorable Sarah Kay stamp. This works great for baby cards. The image was colored with Copic Markers to match the background paper. Tiny Girl Sentiment was stamped on a Sizzix paper clip. I felt that there was too much open space, so I used small rub-on letters and added the word sweet. Using the Scor-bug, I add the faux stitches and embosses stitches that you see. Add some baby color flowers's perfect for baby!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Awww Shucks...

You shouldn't have! These are the sentiments that come with this Stamping Bella stamp. I love these images. Not much coloring with these and they are done and oh so lovely!! I used the nestabilities to make a scallop frame and accented it with Prima flower. I don't know if you can see from this picture, but the flowers on the paper are embossed. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Haunting

This little bee is dressed up for Halloween. What a cute stamp from Whippersnapper. The image is colored with Copics and highlighted with a white gel pen and blinged with the Spica pens. Background Halloween paper is from Bo Bunny. Extra accents are made with the orange glitter dots and the distresser. Hope your day is Boo-tiful!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

These Stampavie images are just SO much fun to color with the Copic Markers, I love how they just bring them to life!

A fun touch on this card is the Cuttlebugged background piece that I stamped with a texture stamp for some added interest. Then huff and re-stamp your background stamp on another piece of cardstock for a totally different look! Cuttlebug Kissing!!

The flourishes are a Sizzix Die cut and the decorative brad is from Making Memories.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Little Girl Blue

This little girl is a Rachelle Anne Miller stamp from Stampavie. I colored her with Copics and did some additional coloring with my Prisma Colored Pencils. Then I used my Copic Air Brush with the nestabilies to add some blue color in the background. Here is a sample of the new Label five nestabilities. It's hard to see from the picture, but I used the dotted swiss cuttlebug on the center of the label and edged the embossing with scored lines from the Scor-pal. Using the Scor-Bug I did the faux stitches around the outside of the card. I added some flowers and brads to finish the card!