SWAK!

We had a fabulous sketch by my bestest bud Tara for our sketch for Capture These Sketches blog. You can see Tara's sketch here. Here is the layout I created with this sketch...

SWAK

The round die cut piece with the lips on it is a Kustom Die Kut called Circle of Lips. To bump it up a bit, I airbrushed the insides of the lips with my Copics to give them more dimension. I then added a couple spritzes of Glimmer Mist for a bit of shimmer.

I also used another Kustom Die Kut to create the cross hatched effect on the chipboard heart. I took the Diamond Fence die cut and laid it over my raw chipboard and then air brushed over it to get a masked design effect. So cool!


Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you will join me this weekend over at WeScrap! We're having a CROP and we're giving away a CRICUT machine to one lucky participant!
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myStamp BOX - You're So Sweet!


Come and join me on the myStampBOX blog today for a sneak at how I made this cute little treat box featuring some awesome stamp sets!

The myStampBOX blog and site also have a new look! You can even WIN a new stamp set by checking out the blog & site! See here for details.

EDITED: The post containing this info will be posted on the mSB blog on the 28th. Sorry for the delay!
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Let's Capture These Sketches! #25

Since I was a little late with own sketch last week, I decided to join the gals this week and designing using Darlene's beautiful sketch. You can check out Darlene's sketch here. Here's the page I came up with...

Under the Tree

I designed the flourishes that tucked under my poinsettia flowers.

I even designed the red label shape with the holly cut out for my page.


Join the LCTS team and check out everyone's creations here.

supplies: stamps, myStampBOX; cardstock, Bazzill; pattern paper, Imaginsce; alphabet stickers, American Crafts; ink, Copic, Ranger, Clearsnap; pearl creation, ZVA; flowers, Prima, Making Memories, Hero Arts; pearls, Prima, Hero Arts; vinyl tree shape, Creative Expressions.
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Follow to WIN & a FUN Contest!


Let's Capture our Memories is having a FUN challenge for the next few weeks. It's called the Random Hearts contest. See more details about it here!
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Let's Capture These Sketches!

Last week I was a little on the sick side and couldn't get my own sketch example done on time for the Let's Capture These Sketches blog! OY! But I did manage to get this sketch done...

Sledding at Blue Lake


I used some of the beautiful vinyl snowflakes from our sponsor this month, Creative Expressions. Make sure you go to the Let's Capture These Sketches blog to see what my fellow team mates did with my sketch this past week.

supplies: stamps, myStampBOX (A Tree for All Seasons); vinyl snowflakes, Creative Expressions; ink, Ranger; cardstock, Bazzill; tools, Klic N' Kut machine, Scor-Pal; other, thread, Stickles glitter.
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Design Team Call!

Creative Prompts 4u is a new challenge blog with tons of inspiration to share!

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about creating and inspiring others. If you are not afraid to think outside of the box, let loose and have fun getting creative with your projects -- WE WANT YOU!


Design Team Requirements:

Creative Prompts 4u is seeking 2-4 designers who are interested in working with a team to create a variety of projects such as layouts, cards, &/or altered art.

There is a 6 month time commitment effective Feb 1, 2010 through July 31, 2010.

Design Team members must have an active blog and are willing to promote Creative Prompts 4u on any online galleries/forums you participate.

Responsibilities:

Assist with the creation of challenges for the blog.

You will create projects based on challenges created by all individuals on the Design Team.

Send in your "assignments" in a timely manner.

If you are interested in being part of our new blog, please send us the following by January 24, 2010 12:00 noon EST to creativeprompts4u@hotmail.com.

Please include:

* A copy of "scrapbook" resume or brief bio about yourself, your full name, address, phone number.

* A link/address to your blog & any online galleries you have

* Please share 2 layouts & 1 card which you feel shows your style of scrapbooking/cardmaking

* Please tell us why you would be a great addition to our new Design Team

This call is open to all countries.

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Having Fun with my Klic N'Kut!

My darling son had "Silly Hat Day" at pre-school yesterday so I spent all morning before his afternoon class making him a hat since we had no hats at all in the house other than your typical winter weather hat.

So I created this fun hat using my Klic N'Kut machine.

Everything was cut on my machine except the fun foam hat band and the blue cardstock for the water. I cut the dragon fly's wings using some vellum and added some fine glitter paint to the wings for some sheen.

Here's my cute little froggie fella.... I air brushed him with my Copics to make him look more dimensional plus I added some Glimmer Mist too! He was on a coil of wire so he actually bounced up and down just like a frog would... LOL!

He got many compliments from his friends, teachers and parents on his hat!
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Let's Capture Our Memories - Card Challenge

This week's card challenge for Let's Capture Our Memories was to take inspiration from music.

Since we typically sing "Happy Birthday" to our family and friends, I thought a birthday card was in order.

Happy Birthday


To check out the rest of my fellow team members' cards, see here.

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX (Everyday Lines), Gina K. Designs; die cut leaves, Kustom Die Kuts; patterned paper, Little Yellow Bicycle; cardstock, Bazzill; die cut tag, Spellbinder's; edge punch, EK Success; flowers, Prima; silver pearls, Micheal's; ink, Copic, Ranger; other, thread, brads.
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My Stamp BOX is off to CHA!

myStampBOX is almost off to Anaheim. A few more sleeps and then mSB can be found at booth #33 at the CHA. Bettina and some of the talented design team members are looking forward to meeting all of you who will come by to see them. Bettina, the owner, has been very busy, creating new stamp sets and making fun projects with all the new designs.

For everyone who cannot make it this time, we will give you a glimpse of what is to come. These new sets and more will be available in the online store right after the show. (Trust me... these new releases ROCK!)

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Bold Blocks

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Programmed Robots

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Symbols

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Straightforward (Sentiments)

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Snapshot

We are so excited about our new creations, we want to share our designs with you. You can win one stamp set this week by leaving a comment on the mSB BLOG here and letting us know, which is your favourite myStampBOX stamp set available (of all the sets in the store). Make sure to leave your name and check in next Monday for the winning name. You will have to contact us with your shipping address, if you have won.

myStampBOX will be sharing more exciting news in the next 10 days. Make sure to check in often on the mSB BLOG!

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Come & WIN some Bling!


Check out the Shimmerz blog all day for your chance to WIN some of their Shimmerz collection! See their blog for details.
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Let's Capture Our Memories - Sketch Blog Hop

It’s time for another CAPTURE THESE SKETCHES blog hop!!! WELCOME!! Very much hope you decide to play along with us on our first blog hop for 2010. Lots of talented ladies have each created a layout inspired by the following sketch.



To take part all you have to do is start at the sketch blog and then visit each of the blogs in the order given! Leave a comment on each blog and finally return to the sketch blog and leave a comment there telling us you have completed the blog hop and your name will be put into a draw for some fun goodies by the blog sponsor Let's Capture Our Memories!

Along the way you may also have chances to win prizes from the individual blog owners, so make sure to read each blog post!! Here is the blog hop order!!

Sketch Blog
Tina's Blog
Guylaine's Blog
Darlene's Blog
Ann's Blog
Susan's Blog
Allison's Blog **You are HERE!**
Calia's Blog
Lynne's Blog
Tara's Blog
January Guest Designer Heather’s Blog
Back to the Sketch Blog

Hope you are inspired to get creating, maybe get a few of those festive holiday photographs scrapped, or create a page summarizing your 2009. Don’t forget you can rotate the sketch, substitute the 4 photographs for 2 (or however many you like!), just use the sketch to inspire you and most of all, have fun!!

Thanks for playing along and happy 2010 to you all!

Here is my creation using this week's sketch;

The Little Things

I actually rotated the sketch on it's side to use it as my inspiration. I also used some of the beautiful vinyl flowers from this month's sponsor, Creative Expressions.

Here are a few close ups of my page:

I used a LOT of Glimmer Mist on my edges... I love the Iridescent Gold colour!

I think I have a serious addiction to pearls and stitching! Can you tell?

I also used my Copic airbrush to darken some of my edges. Gotta love cool tools!


Thanks for joining in the fun! Make to hop along to the next designer for more sketchy inspiration.

supplies: patterned paper & tags, My Mind's Eye; die cut edge & flowers, Klic N'Kut; pearls, Prima; vinyl flowers, Creative Expressions; mists, Tattered Angels; ink, Copic; other, thread.
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Love is All We Need

I am addicted to Glimmer Mist & my Copic air brush man! They are both like a drug for a scrapper!!!! I managed to use Glimmer Mist all over this page; two colours (Iridescent Gold & Caramel Apple).

Love is All We Need

See that pretty pink heart die cut paper??? That's a Kustom Die Kut product and you could have one too!

I also used the two sizes of Loop Flourish (KDKflourish01/02). I used the large one to mask with and the small flourish to add a touch of dark brown on my image.

I backed the circle edge of my die cut with some fun Copic coloured ribbon. I love the way it peaks out from behind the hearts. I also Glimmer Misted the heart die cut with Iridescent Gold and added some simple stitching. I love the end result!

Thanks for checking out my blog today!
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TWOday's the Day!

I have two fun announcements today! First off, my scrappy pal Nicole Nowosad and I have started a new scrapbook challenge blog; Creative Prompts 4u!

We are currently looking for Design Team members and we have a call posted on the CP4U blog here. Make sure to check it out. Applications are due Jan. 24th.
And my second announcement is a BIG one! I am now designing custom die cut items through my new company, Kustom Due Kuts.

I have already begun to load images for purchase. I have so many images to post and share yet! Check the blog here and the KDK blog for all kinds of cool die cuts and great inspiration. I will also design custom work for design teams or kits.

Thanks for letting me share my news with all of you!!
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Let There be Flowers!

For the card challenge this week over on the LCOM blog, Cindy gave us a great challenge to create a flower embellishment of our own and use it on a card.

For my card, I cut out a pretty die cut back ground and then used some of the die cut shapes to create my flowers. I used my Copic airbrush to colour them.

supplies: die cut paper, Kustom Die Kuts; cardstock, Bazzill Smoothies; ink, Copic; embossing powder, Hero Arts; die cut circles, Spellbinder's; stamp, Papertrey Ink; embossing folder, Cuttlebug; pearls, Kaiser; tool, Scor-Pal.

Here's a close up for my die cut details....

I even decorated the inside of my card to match the outside.

Here's a close up...


I hope you will check out what the rest of the Card Team did on the LCOM blog today!

Don't forget that the LCOM Sketch Team will be having a Blog Hop this Friday! Join us on the Let's Capture these Sketches blog at 7pm EST.

I also have a VERY BIG ANNOUNCEMENT coming up!!!! Stay tuned. I will be doing my BIG reveal in the next few days! Pssst... I've already left a clue somewhere in this post! LOL!
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