Dazzling Diva #59

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's Wednesday and that means another Add a Little Dazzle Dazzling Diva Challenge.  Our focus this week is Valentine's Day and music.  So here's a little inspiration to get you started:




And here's my take on it:



The background was stamped with a musical score, but I omitted some areas for interest and a bit of an aged look.  I used Add a Little Dazzle Scarlet Red for the heart frame, but wanted an area to stamp the sentiment, so I cut off one row of the strung hearts.

A simple stamped sentiment, a few wood veneer hearts with some added Stickles and done!

Here's what I used:

Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal

Scarlet Red
Scarlet Red Metal Sheet


Paper:  Bazzill Marshmallow
Stamps:  Stampendous Music Score and Paper Smooches Word Salad
Ink:  Hero Arts Soft Graphite and Ranger Jet Black Archival
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Simon Says Stamp Floating Hearts die, Studio Calico wood veneer hearts, Silver Stickles, adhesives

Would love to have you join our Dazzling Diva Challenge!   Use of AALD craft metal sheets is not a requirement to play along, but we'd love to see you use them! There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs.   



Don't forget to check out all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team...just click on the challenge button above to check it all out!

Challenges entered:

Paper Smooches SPARKS:   anything goes


Uniko Studio challenge #17:  love and friendship



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Addicted to Stamps and More #128 Holiday

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Well, I'm back with another Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge...our theme this week is "holiday".  Our sponsor is:


And up for grabs is a $15 coupon to the store!


When I found this sentiment, I went looking for an image that would work with it and I think this fits the bill.  Isn't she a diva with her blingy belt, bra and sandals?  I have to admit, I resemble the sentiment.  Now don't get me wrong, I love the great outdoors...but don't make me sleep there *big grin*.  There are spiders and snakes and all sorts of creatures that I do not wish to share a bed with!!! Give me a nice hotel and I'm quite happy.

Pretty simple card...thought that instead of plain watercolor it required some shimmer so I used some H20s for my water coloring this time.  Some tiny rhinestones, a few sequins and some luscious red lipstick and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor and Bazzill Marshmallow
Ink:  Ranger Jet Black Archival
Stamps:  Funny Bones by Riley & Company and Unity Fashionistas Bianca
All the other stuff:  Twinkling H20s, waterbrush, Gelly Roll metallic pen, Pretty Pink Posh sequins and misc. rhinestones

Hope you get a chance to join us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!  Looking forward to seeing your creations!

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One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #2



I'm back with another  One Layer Christmas card challenge!  I'll be by on the first and third Tuesdays of each month with a new Christmas design for you.  The real challenge...all cards must be just one layer.  Isn't that fun?  Hope you can play along! Using the optional twist will get you an entry into the monthly random drawing.  Every card that you enter with the twist = 1 entry into the drawing and you can enter as many times as you'd like!


And here's my take on the challenge:



Yes, there's that bokeh effect again!  And very non-traditional colors!  Again, another very simple design.  Stamped the bokeh dots in a couple of colors and then added the snow flakes in a third color.  A sentiment in black and my usual smattering of sequins and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Bazzill Marshmallow
Ink:  Avery Elle Seaglass, Lemon Grass and Sapphire pigment inks; and Ranger Jet Black Archival
Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Lots of Dots and Verve Merry and Bright
All the other stuff:  Simon Says Stamps sequins and Tombow adhesive


Come and check out what the rest of the Design Team over at the One Layer Christmas card challenge has for you...lots of fabulous inspiration for your Christmas cards!  I'll see you in February for more challenges.  

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You Have My Heart

Monday, January 19, 2015





Thought that was a very appropriate title for this.  I'm playing along with a couple of challenges...the amazing Darnell Knauss has another fabulous NBUS challenge.  Well, *hangs head* I may have a few NBUS items around my craft room so it was kind of easy to find something to work with.  And CAS-ology is featuring Darnell as their guest designer for their...yes, you guessed it NBUS challenge. So had to sneak in a card before the deadlines...

I pulled out my never used Reverse Confetti stamp set and dies and went to work.  The background was stamped with the row "X"s and hearts three times using my MISTI.  What did I ever do without that tool?  A couple of die cuts, a tiny rhinestone heart and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Bazzill Marshmallow White, Gina K. black and SU! Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Ranger Jet Black Archival and Hero Arts Red Royal
Stamps:  Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Hearts
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Confetti Cuts Love Note, Diagonal Stripe Pretty Panels Confetti Cuts, foam adhesive, misc. heart rhinestone, MISTI

Challenges entered:





Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

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So Thrilled!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The cat's out of the bag now so I can share my news with you...I'm one of the new Dirty Girls over at Splitcoaststampers.com.  Totally thrilled!!!

Members of the Fan Club have lots of special privileges including instant upload approvals, sneak peeks and access to member-only galleries.  Here are all the deets.

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Dazzling Diva #58

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I'm back with another Add a Little Dazzle Dazzling Diva Challenge.  This week we have a color challenge featuring Scarlet Red:



And here's my take on it:



I've embossed the background and then used some dot stamps to create a bokeh effect.  Next I die cut the branch in Add a Little Dazzle Brushed Bronze, and the little birds in Scarlet Red.  The sentiment has was simply stamped on vellum and done!

Here's what I used:

Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal
Brushed Bronze                                                  Scarlet Red
Brushed Bronze Metal SheetScarlet Red Metal Sheet

Paper:  SU! Crumb Cake and vellum
Stamps:  Neat and Tangled, Simon Says Stamp
Ink:  Hero Arts Unicorn White, Ranger Jet Black Archival
All the other stuff:  Taylored Expressions Circles Cutting Plate, Poppy Stamps Berry Sprig and Papertrey Ink birds


Would love to have you join our Dazzling Diva Challenge!   Use of AALD craft metal sheets is not a requirement to play along, but we'd love to see you use them! There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs.   



Lots of fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team...just click on the challenge button above to check it all out!

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Stencilled Congrats

Monday, January 12, 2015


Yes, I've been MIA the last while...but I'm back!  Sometimes life stuff gets in the way of stamping...

Wanted to play along with a few challenges today and managed to combine three with this design. Don't you love when that happens?

I'm really hooked on this reverse stencil technique.   I simply inked up my stencil, misted it with water and then placed it on some watercolor paper.  Then just stamped the floral image, which really mimics the stencil pattern.  A simple stamped sentiment and done!  Easy peasy...quick as a wink!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Ranger watercolor paper and Bazzill Marshmallow
Ink:  Ranger Jet Black Archival and Distress Inks:  Shabby Shutters/Peacock Feathers
Stamps:  Stampendous (floral) and Altenew Label Love
All the other stuff:  Stencil Girl stencil, craft mat, water mister and foam adhesive

Challenges entered:

CAS(E) this Sketch #105:

   


Just Us Girls Trend #275: stencil



showCASe your style #6 color challenge:



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