Chibitronics ~ Sandy Santa SEAsons Greetings

Happy Monday all!  Today I'm over on the Chibitronics Instagram channel and we're having a fun HOP.  Chibitronics now has a variety of fun possible light up stamp sets available for purchase in their shop.  Designs from Lawn Fawn and Heffy Doodle are now in the shop.  I'm sharing how I made this adorable sandy Santa and his light up sun and Palm Tree lights light up.

So I started by making my circuit base which included stamping and coloring my image up.  I used the adorable "Beachy Christmas" stamp set from Lawn Fawn and some fun Copic Markers.

I always stamp my images in lighter ink on my circuit base.  This allows me to more easily place my lights in their desired positions.

I used the stencil from the "Circuit Stickers and Effects Stencil" set and mapped where each of my LED Light Stickers and Craft Effect Stickers were going to go. Today I'm using Green LED Light Stickers from the Tropical Lights Pack and a single Yellow LED Light Sticker from the Color Lights (Red, Blue, Yellow) Pack.  All of these colored lights can also be found in the Lights Sampler Pack too!

Next I added all of the Conductive Fabric Tape to my circuit. You also have the option of using our  Copper Tape instead of the Conductive Fabric Tape for a circuit. I started by creating the Negative side of the circuit first; allowing the Copper Tape to start underneath my battery area. 

Then I built a little battery housing to hold my batteries in place and allow me to start the Positive side of the circuit on top of my battery.  In this case, I used a piece of acetate for the top of battery housing, wrapped the Conductive Fabric Tape around that acetate and continued on with the rest of circuit.

For the Positive side of the circuit, I had to lay down a little piece of paper to create a bridge over my negative side of the circuit.  This allows for a barrier between circuits and it's super easy to create.

Next I added all of the green and yellow LED Light Stickers and my circuit is complete!

Now that the circuit is complete, let's test it out!

VOILA... some of the green lights wrapped around the palm trees and the sun now light up...

I hope you'll come and join us over on the Chribitronics Instagram account and check out what my fellow Chibitronics designers have to share!

Hope to see you there!

~ Ally ~

Sweet Sentiment ~ Oh Mummy!

Happy Saturday all!  Today I'm sharing another fun Sweet Sentiment creation with you!

The October release is in the Sweet Sentiment shop for you all to check out.  Today I'm featuring the "Hi Mummy" stamp set.  This stamp set also has a coordinating die set too, here

For today's card I wanted to use that adorable mummy stamp set.  So I masked off the ground and a moon shape and used my Copic Airbrush system to create a night sky.  Then I drew in a creepy old tree.

I stamped my little mummy on the SS Premium Coloring Cardstock, colored him up with Copic Markers and then fussy cut him out and adhered him with 3D foam onto my scene.

Who doesn't love making a fun moon scene for Halloween cards?!?!

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you soon!

~ Ally ~

Splitcoast ~ Fall is in the Air

Happy Hump Day everyone!  Today I'm sharing a fun Halloween card featuring some of the newly released spook-tacular Sweet November Stamps products.

For today's card I used the adorable "Spooked Pumpkin with Pip, Squeak & Shortcake" digital image plus an additional pumpkin from the "Frightful Pumpkin with Freddy & Quil".

I printed out my images and masked off the pumpkins and mice plus a circle for my big moon.  then I used Distress Oxide inks (Salty Ocean & Chipped Sapphire) to blend in a starry sky.  I added some sparkly white paint for the stars.

Then I colored up my scene with Copic Markers.  I mounted it on a thin black cardstock mat and added some orange gingham paper from Lawn Fawn called "Gotta Have Gingham: Rainbow" paper.

To finish off the card, I stamped a greeting from the "Fall Calls for Lattes" stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs.

For the base of this card design, I used this week's sketch designed by me over at Splitcoaststampers:

Come and play along this week!

~ Ally ~

Sweet Sentiment ~ Cleo and Egypt

Happy Tuesday all!  Today I'm sharing a fun Sweet Sentiment creation with you!

The October release is in the Sweet Sentiment shop for you all to check out.  Today I'm featuring the "Cleo & Egypt" stamp set.  This stamp set also has a coordinating die set too, here.

For today's card I grabbed some Premium Kraft Cardstock and my Polychromos Pencils.  I stamped the Cleo and pup image in black ink and colored them in.  I fussy cut them out and placed some 3D foam adhesive underneath them along with a mess of gold thread.

To create the background, I stamped the hieroglyphics stamp image from the "Cleo and Egypt" stamp set through a peaked arch mask.  I think this little stamp is my favorite in the whole release!

If you haven't already jumped over to the Sweet Sentiment shop already, you might want to check out our Facebook page here too!

Have a great week everyone!

~ Ally ~

Three Room Studio ~ Pick a Sketch

Happy Saturday everyone!  It's time for another fun Saturday Challenge for Three Room Studio.

This week our challenge is to create a card using one of the two sketches seen below.  Just choose Sketch A or B to inspire your next card.

For my card today, I chose to use Sketch A.  I began by making my own background.  I used the coffee bean stamps from the "Awesome Coffee" stamp set using Memento "Rich Cocoa" ink.  I stamped them all over the back ground, then I used a Copic Markers to add some shadows and some fun splatter.

Then I stamped one of the girls from the new "Just a Moment" stamp set and also coloured her up using Copic Markers.  I added a simple sentiment from the same stamp set in red ink.

Now, check out my fellow Design Team members...

Now it's your turn!!  Check out all the details on THIS post.
Good luck!

Craft Roulette ~ Holiday Hair & Hugs

 Happy Wednesday! Today's card creation is for the fabulous Craft Roulette show!

What is Craft Roulette you ask... it's a weekly live show featuring improvised crafting, special guests, community contributions, tons of prizes and much, much more!  It's live every Friday over on YouTube.

So the four parameters that wheel spit out this week were:

  • Project: Square
  • Colors: Black Background + 3
  • Element: Sweater(s)/Jacket(s)
  • Random:Marker(s)

Everything on the list is pretty self explanatory this week.

So I grab the adorable "A Chill in the Hair" stamp set from Sweet November Stamps and stamped the winter image out using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I created a mask for the whole image and then blended some Prize Ribbon, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks to create my sky.  I used a toothbrush and flicked some white paint for some stars/snow.

I peeled off the mask and colored up this little bundled up cutie with Copic Markers.

To finish it off, I die cut a square of white cardstock and stamped a greeting from the Catherine Pooler "Holiday One Liner Sentiments" stamp set using Rockin' Red ink.

I just adore this wintry image!

Have a great rest of the week!

~ Ally ~

Catherine Pooler ~ Snowman Wreath

The new "Snow-rific Birthday" release from Catherine Pooler Designs is in the shop now!

This release has so many cool birthday themed bundles.  First of all you can hit the "I Want It All - Snow-rific Birthday Bundle" or you can choose one of the smaller bundles like "Snow Day Bundle" with the cute snowmen and snowflakes or the "Tussy Mussy Bundle" with the cool bloom and birthday sentiments or the "Extra Frosting Bundle" that features the cupcakes and cool tags!

For today's card I paired a whole bunch of new and previously released fun products!

I started off by stamping the adorable top-hat snowmen from the "Snow-rific Party" stamp set and colored him up with Copic Markers. 

Then I took the new "Tussy Mussy Floral" stamp set and inked up some leaves and berries with a variety of fun CP inks:  Sage, Spruce, Skylight, Cranberry Fizz and Samba inks.

And to round out the Christmas theme, I had to add a few holly leaves and a little red bow from the "Jolly Holiday" stamp set and a holiday sentiment from the "Old Saint Nick" stamp set.

I took my White Gel Pen and added a few dots on some of the leaves and some shine marks on the bow and snowman!  Plus I added some clear sparkle pen over the snowman's hat & scarf and fern leaves.

I just adore the end result!

I hope you've started your holiday cards!

~ Ally ~

Catherine Pooler ~ Belly Banded Birthday


Happy Monday!  The "Snow-rific Birthday" release is now in the Catherine Pooler shop.

As you know, I love making interactive cards so today's card features a fun fold...

I began by creating my card by created the folds in my card.  I took some of fun patterned papers from the new "Snow Day Birthday" 6x6 paper pack and added them to all the areas of the card.

I created a belly band style closure and topped it with a "Circles Die" with a cute little snowman and tags from the "Hearts N' Tags Die" set.

Next I added some Tranquil inked "Snow Many Flakes" die cuts to some of the aspects of the card.

I also stamped and die cut some of the adorable snowmen from the "Snow-rific Party" stamp set and used it's coordinating dies.  I even stamped some mini snowflakes!

I used the "Postage Stamp Dies" to cut out a white layer of cardstock to be able to write my message on for the inside of my card.

Aren't these little snowmen adorable?!?!

Don't forget to check out all the Christmas card fun over on the Catherine Pooler YouTube channel going on!  Every Wednesday and Sunday, Catherine releases a new Christmas Card video to inspire you!

I hope you're enjoying all the fun inspiration!

Have a great week!

~ Ally ~

Sweet Sentiment ~ October Release! ~ Bring on the Pharaohs!

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today is release day for Sweet Sentiment Stamps!

There are some amazing products being released this month but I chose to work with the three Egypt themed ones.   Let me introduce you to those...

First off, we have "Hi Mummy".  This beautiful stamp set contains 4 Egyptian images and 3 fun sentiments.

For my card, I stamped the Pharaoh and the kneeling female Pharaoh with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them up with Copic Markers.

I created a window for my Pharaohs and created a Egyptian scene.

On the front panel I used the brilliant hieroglyphics stamp image from the new "Cleo and Egypt" stamp set. 

I created the front panel to pop out and create a more 3 dimensional card.

Too cute right!??!

The next stamp is "Cleo and Egypt".  This stamp set contains a beautiful Pharaoh with her adorable puppy.  It's also accompanied by a solid cat and pyramid images, a hieroglyphics patch and 5 sentiments.

For my creation, I decided to make a simple bookmark.  I stamped my Pharaoh and puppy and colored them in black and white Copics with a touch of soft yellow to match my background.

I used that awesome hieroglyphics stamp to create the back drop for my image.

This was fun to make!

Next and final stamp set that I used is the "Life is Good" stamp set.

This cool stamp set contains 3 iconic Egyptian images, a Sphinx cat, a Scarab beetle and the Ankh (Symbol of Life) and three beautiful sentiments.

For today's cat, I stamped the Sphinx cat & sentiment using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I added a tiny bit of color with Polychromos Pencils.

Next I took that hieroglyphics stamp set AGAIN (I told you... it's brilliant!) and created a background for my front panel to sit on with the gold embossing powder so it matched the kitty.

I had a blast creating with these amazing new products!

Make sure to check out the Sweet Sentiment Stamps shop for all the new products!

Have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~

Scrap N' Stamp ~ Crafty Live ~ Partial Die Cutting Christmas Cards


Join me Sunday at 5pm ET for another fun Crafty Live!  We're going to making some partial die cutting Christmas cards featuring the adorable "Winter Memories" stamp and die set from PhotoPlay Paper Co.

Hope to see you over on the Scrap N' Stamp Facebook page!

~ Ally ~

Catherine Pooler ~ Birthday Candles & Cupcakes

Happy Friday!  The "Snow-rific Birthday" release is in the Catherine Pooler shop.

One of the cute new stamp sets is the "Extra Frosting" stamp set... perfect for all birthdays!

Everyone always needs birthday cards and I needed one for my nephew so I grabbed a rainbow of fun green and blue inks: Melon Ice, Garden Party, Lime Rickey, Mardi Gras, All That Jazz, Fiesta Blue and Oh Boy.

I used all the fun green and blues to stamp out a whole bunch of candles and the I used Limencello and Tiki Torch inks to add the candle flames.

I used the 3 greens to stamp an ombre cupcake liner and the Oh Boy and Fiesta Blue frosting.  I added some All That Jazz sprinkles and added a touch of Sparkle Pen to them.

For the sentiment, I stamped it in the 3 blues, Oh Boy, Fiesta Blue and All That Jazz to create an ombre sentiment.  I added some Halo embossing powder to make it sparkle too!

A simple but fun birthday creation!

Have a great weekend all!

~ Ally ~

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