Sweet November Stamps ~ More Enchanted Spring!


Happy Wednesday!  A few Sweet November Stamps items to share today!

Our YouTube Hop is still live and offers a chance to win the entire Spring clear release if you participate! 
 
We have seven amazing content creators whom are sharing their talent and creations with you, and all you have to do is subscribe to their channels, like and comment on their videos.You only have until tomorrow, April 18th, to leave a comment!
 
 
Happy hopping! 

Now, two new cards from the Enchanted Spring release...

This card features the "SN Gal Maya". This sweet girl is cuddled up with her adorable babe.

I began this card by stamping Maya and masking her.  Then I stamped the window from the "Simple Room: Autumn Add-On" and the panelled flooring from the "Background Builder: Simple Room" stamp set.
 
 
To set the scene, I used the tiny tulips from the "Spring Garden Critters" stamp set to add outside the window in a window box type situation.
 
To decorate the wall paper, I used the cute butterflies from the "Background Builder: Wildflower Meadow" stamp set in a soft blue ink.
 
I designed this card and it's color scheme for a specific person.  She became a Grandma for the first time this past month and is enjoying swooning over her new grandson.
 
Next we are featuring the "Spring Garden Critters" clear stamp set.  This sweet stamp set features three adorable critters and lots of fun spring flowers.
 

I had fun building the simple scene for our sweet furry friends.  I used the sweet tulips and daffodils to set that scene.


 
Aren't there floral details super cute?!?!
 
Stay tuned for my Enchanted Spring release fun coming soon!
 
Have a great rest of your week!
 
~ Ally ~

Sweet November Stamps ~ Enchanted Spring YouTube Hop *PRIZE*


Howdy all!  Back again today to share another fun way to check out the latest Sweet November Stamps clear stamp release, Enchanted Spring.

We having a YouTube hop to celebrate this new release and this is the card I'm sharing today for the hop.  It features the adorable snail from the "Shello" stamp set.

This card may look simple but it's actually quite dimensional.


On the video I share not only my coloring of the little snail but also how to create a paper tole card.

Here's a little close up of our little fella...


And here's a little peak at some of the dimension...


Make sure to head on over to YouTube and start the hop on my channel...

START HERE!


Make sure you comment along the hop for your chance to WIN the ENTIRE Enchanted Spring clear stamp release.

Good luck!

~ Ally ~

Sweet November Stamps ~ Enchanted Spring Instagram Hop ** PRIZE **

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today the Sweet November Stamps crew are out sharing the brand new ENCHANTED SPRING clear stamp release today!

Join us over on Instagram for our Enchanted Spring Instagram Hop where you can WIN the entire release for your very own.  All you have to do is visit each designer, follow them and leave a comment.

START HERE!

I'm sharing this darlin' card featuring the new "Bee-utiful You" clear stamp set.  This stamp set features this sweet little bee on a flower plus the sentiment "Bee-utiful You".

I decided to watercolor my little bee as to step outside of my coloring comfort zone.  I painted him up and fussy cut him out.


This little fella is actually on an action wobbler so he shakes!!  He also has see-through wings!

Make sure you check out the hop and all the amazing Enchanted Spring release creations!

Have a crafty day!

~ Ally ~

Sweet November Stamps ~ A Strollin' Gnomie

Happy Tuesday!  Today I'm sharing another card featuring the "Lil Gnomies" digital stamps from Sweet November Stamps.

This little Gnome is called "Gnaomi" (how cute!) and she's out walking her little ladybug out in her imaginary world.  A world with teal colored trees and spotted red and orange skies.


I paired this little cutie with the trees from "Tree Friend: Linden" and "Tree Friend: Sycamore", also digital images.

To create the fun sky, I masked off all of the tree images and our sweet Gnome and used my Copic Air Brush System and brushed on an umbre background of reddish pink and orange and then used a funky stencil from Aall & Create called "Lotza Dotz". 

Join the Sweet November Stamps team on Saturday for a Instagram hop featuring the new Enchanted Spring Clear Stamp Release!

PLUS there will be a SNS YouTube Hop on Sunday too!  Hope you'll join us!  There are PRIZES to be won!

Have a great week!

~ Ally ~

Sweet November Stamps ~ Fairy Hair PLUS a Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday!  We have all kinds of fun being sneaked today over at Sweet November Stamps. We have some brand new clear stamps coming next weekend and we're sharing all kinds of fun images for that release.

So this week's card features a clear stamp from last Spring in honor of our new Spring release on the horizon.

Today's card features the adorable "Fairy Hair" stamp from last Spring.

I began my card by creating the card base with Sweet Sentiment's "Hive Flower Stencil".  I used some Distress Oxide inks on this multi-step stencil; Scattered Straw, Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick.

Next I created the shaker aspect.  I die cut a round frame from the Prism Studio "Nested Stitched Circle Dies", backed it with acetate and added some Sweet November Stamps "Fairy Magic Sequins" inside before closing it.  It has some translucent fairy cut outs, some cupped daisies and cool round sequins.

Then I stamped one of the sweet little fairy from the "Fairy Hair" stamp set using Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored her in with Copic Markers.  I fussy cut her out and added her to the shaker circle.

And finally, we have new Clear Stamp release coming next weekend. Meet the little bee from the "Bee-utiful You" stamp set...


Stay tuned for more SNS creations!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great rest of the week everyone!

~ Ally ~

Scrap 'N Stamp ~ Bugs & Butterflies Blog Hop *PRIZE*

Welcome to the Scrap 'N Stamp Bugs & Butterflies Blog Hop!

Today's card features something a little different.  Instead of using a butterfly image or something of the like, I chose to make my own.  I used the cool Aall & Create ephemera "White Doodle Leaves" to create my own!


First I designed the tag base for my creation.  I used a Ranger Manila #8 tag.  I laid down a light layer of Catherine Pooler Rose Petals ink.

I pulled out the cool Aall & Create 6x6 Stencil #2 and and added a variety of cool parts of the stencil to the tag using the word art part.

Next I pulled out the Aall & Create Stencil #126, "Lotza Starz". I used some CP Minted ink to add a whisper of stars to the tag.

I used some of the new Hero Arts Collage Background Transfers from the "Antique Collage" package and added some scripty rub-on images on the tag plus a touch of stitching and some white and black paint splatters..

Last but not least, I created my butterfly using leaves from the "White Doodle Leaves".  I colored them in using Copic Markers and glued them together with a hand-cut body.  I mad the antenna with some very fine strips of paper.  I also adhered a few uncolored leaves on the tag too.

This is our hop rotation!  Enjoy! 

Scrap'n Stamp
Deepa
Meghan
Kate
Tara
Kia
Allison  -- you are here!

Now for the GIVEAWAY details...

 GIVEAWAY DETAILS!!

  1.  Hop along and LEAVE A COMMENT on each designers blog post.
  2.  A WINNER will be chosen by each designer along the hop to receive a $50 gift certificate to the store.
  3. Winners will posted on the Scrap 'N Stamp blog in late April.  Good luck!

I am at the end of today's blog hop!

Thanks for stopping by and GOOD LUCK!

~ Ally ~ 

Chibitronics ~ Hope This Brightens Your Day

Happy Thursday all!   Today I'm sharing my latest Chibitronics card I made this week.

This card features cool paper circuit products including the Red Fade Animating LED Light Stickers found in four configurations: see images listed below.

Now... a little run down as to how I made this circuit using photos.

I first created the 2 panels of my card creation. For the front panel I stamped the pretty floral wreath from the Catherine Pooler "Woodland Wreath".  I cut out the center of the wreath and eventually backed it with vellum.  Next I masked off the wreath and air brushed the background with a few shades of rich blue Copic Markers.   I removed the mask and colored the wreath.  I also stamped the wreath on my card base to eventually begin my circuit.

I stamped the little fox pair from the Catherine Pooler "Mommy & Me" stamp set and also colored them in using Copic Markers.  I fussy cut them out added them tucked in the wreath. I also stamped the foxes location on my card base.

To complete the front panel, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the "Scripted Thoughts" stamp set in gold embossing powder.

Then it was time to begin my circuit building!

I first located the 6 spots I wanted to use my lights.  I chose to use my White LED Light Stickers ("W") in the floral centers and my Red Fade Animating LED Light Sticker ("R") on the "heart" area of my foxes. I also traced in the location of my switch or Battery Holder.  I chose this spot since it's right where the word "brighten" is in my sentiment.  I always leave a little message on the inside of my card for the recipient as to how to turn on the lights.

Next I drew the lines of my circuit.  Starting with the negative side of the circuit, I drew my blue line from the inside bottom of the Battery Holder all the way up to the "pointy" ends of all the light stickers. I kept in mind that the center of my wreath will be see though and NOT to put any parts of my circuit through the center.

Then I drew the red lines of the circuit, the positive side of the circuit. In this case, the lines of both sides of the circuit are CROSSING.  I will be creating some bridges to solve this problem as I build the circuit.

I also peeled off the paper backer on my Battery Holder and applied to my card base.

Then I added all 6 of my LED Light Stickers; 5 White LED Light Stickers and one Red Fade Animating LED Light Sticker. Just peel and stick... it's that easy!

Next I added the Conductive Fabric Tape to my circuit.  I started by applying my Conductive Tape across all the blue lines and all of the LED Light Stickers.  I made sure to start my circuit on the inside of the Battery Holder to make sure the circuit has contact with the bottom of the battery.

You can cut your Conductive Fabric Tape easily to make another connection point on your circuits. You just have to make sure you overlap your tape.

The positive line of the circuit always starts inside the flap of the Battery Holder.  This end of the tape must contact the battery when the switch is activated/pressed.

Before I laid down my positive side of the circuit's tape, I created 3 paper bridges at the cross over points of the negative side of the circuit.  This will allow me to adhere the Conductive Fabric Tape down without short circuiting the whole circuit.


 Once those paper bridges were down, I could add my positive side of Conductive Fabric Tape.

And finally to complete the circuit, I peeled the backer off the C-shaped foam and adhered it inside the Battery Holder.  This foam holds the 3V Battery in place so it doesn't move around.  Take off the backer paper on the top of the foam C and close the lid of the Battery Holder and test your circuit!

I added some 3D Foam Tape all around the edges of my card base to pop the card front on to.

And voila!  Here's what the card looks like all lit up!  Just press and hold the switch, in this case, press the word "brighten" and the card lights up and begins to fade in and out red under those cute little foxes!!!


I hope you like today's card creation.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

Sweet November Stamps ~ Tying the Knot

Happy Wednesday!  Today I'm sharing a card using 2 of our brand new digital stamps, "Gnellie" and "Gnicholas", from Sweet November Stamps.

Both of these little cuties are from the "Lil Gnomies" collection just release over the weekend.

I decided to pair them up on the little "Forest Stump" adorned with the swag from the "Scene Builder: Corner Christmas Room" digi set.  I even included a sentiment from the "Valentine Gnome Sentiment Set".

I printed out my scene and then also printed out the scene with some Eclipse masking paper.  I fussy cut out the mask and applied it to the image.

Then I took my Copic Air Brush system and added a vibrant yellow green glow around the entire scene.

I peel off the mask and colored in my little forest wedding scene with my Copics.


I gave him a tux and her a soft pink wedding dress.

Have a wonderful week!

~ Ally ~

StampNation Perks! No Joke!

 

No joke... Now through April 15th, members of StampNation can get a FREE Mystery Pack of patterned papers!

Apply the SN members only code at check out to receive your FREE gift! Freebie code can be found in the StampNation forum.

There are 3 different StampNation memberships to choose from...

 

Come and join us!

~ Ally ~ 

Sweet November Stamps ~ Meow-llo from Beebs!

Happy Sunday!  Today I'm sharing a card using the brand new digital stamp, "Beebs", from Sweet November Stamps.

"Beebs" is actually this month's Sweet November Stamps newsletter FREEBIE!  As a subscriber to the SNS newsletter, you will receive a code for a FREE download of a brand new digital stamp EVERY MONTH.  Make sure you sign up!  Yes... you can still purchase him afterwards!

To begin today's card I printed our fine kitty out on to X-Press IT cardstock along with a printed sentiment.

Let me tell you, this was a true EXPERIMENT of color.  I saw a piece of digital art of a little kitty that was built with a rainbow of color and I used it as inspiration.  Sorry, I can't find the image anywhere to link it.

I began by starting with my yellow base, building color according to the rainbow.   I would move a little bit of the color into previous areas to build depth and texture.


The little fella almost appears lit by yellow light from the front and a tealy-blue light from the back.  I love the end result!

Thanks for checking out my blog today!  Make sure you sign up for the Sweet November Stamps newsletter to get your new digital download FREEBIE next month!

~ Ally ~

Sweet November Stamps ~ NEW L'il Gnomies!

Happy Saturday!  I decided to have some fun creating with a brand new digital stamp set from  Sweet November Stamps. This weekend we're introducing the cute "L'il Gnomies" collection.  We have 4 brand new images for you to download and create with!

So this weekend's card features the adorable new "L'il Gnomies Gnathan" stamp set. I pulled my little cutie image into my editing software along with some of the cool mushroom images from the Midsummer Mushroom" collection; Button, Pixie Cap and Honey Cup images.

Once my image was printed on to my marker paper, I also printed it out on some of my Eclipse masking paper.  I cut the mask out and applied it to my printed image.

I began by creating my sky.  I wanted a happy, fun sky so I used my Copic air brush system to spray a rainbow effect across the card front.  I also sprayed down a color base for my ground and path.

Before removing my mask, I added a splatter of bright gold metallic paint.

Next I peeled off the mask and began coloring in my entire scene with my Copic Markers.

I also added some white paint marker accents to my scene.  I added some white dots to my purple mushrooms and some white daisies in the grass.

Aren't his striped pants and hat a hoot?!?!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure to check out all the new little cuties in the SNS Shop!

~ Ally ~

Craft Roulette & Sweet November Stamps ~ Make a Wish

Happy Tuesday all!  Hope you're having a great week so far!  Today's card is this past week's entry for Craft Roulette

The four parameters that the wheel gave us this week were:

  • Project: A2 Card
  • Colors: Ice Cream Store (lots of strawberry and lemon sorbets with green sprinkles)
  • Element: Tasty or Taste(s) (the chocolates & lollipop)
  • Random: Guest's Choice: Add a Banner (sentiment)

So this week's card features the Sweet November Stamps stamps sets "Valentines Sweetwees" and "Harvest Wishes".

I began my card by stamping the 2 little Wees and an additional chocolate treat in Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I colored them all up in pinks, oranges and yellow Copics.  I wanted bright and fun colors you would find in an Ice Cream Shop.  I fussy cut them all out.


Next I stamped the large cluster of mushrooms from the "Harvest Wishes" stamp set using the same Rich Cocoa ink.  I stamped a mask from my Eclipse masking tape, fussy cut it out and applied it to the stamped image.

Next I used my Copic Air Brush system and applied the base teal green and dark green to the entire background.

Once the background was laid down, I added a grassy arch to frame up the scene.

I peeled off the mushroom cluster mask and colored them in with Copics.

Next I added some sparkle to the background: I used a Copic Blender pen to add white dots plus I added some dots of sparkly Stickles.  I also used a white Gel Pen to add a fading border around the card's edge.

Next I used some 3D foam tape to adhere on all of the little Wees and the additional chocolate image.

To finish it all up, I used a die cut birthday sentiment from my stash. 

Voila!  My card for Craft Roulette is complete!  PLUS don't forget to join us this Friday at 6:10pm CT for another fun episode of Craft Roulette!

Happy crafting!

~ Ally ~

Scrap 'N Stamp ~ Crafty Live: Bunny Fun!

Join me this evening at 8pm ET over on the Scrap 'N Stamp Facebook page for a fun Crafty Live.  Click here to visit.

This week, I'll be playing with the sweet little bunnies from the Hero Arts "Spring Bunny Stamp Bundle"

Hope to see you there! 

~ Ally ~

 
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