Monday, July 28, 2014

Going Fishing ...

Our Challenge for this week is
Summer Lovin'
and
our Sponsor is ...
QKR Stampede


This fun guy is called Going Fishing (digi13209) and is one of many
 images available by QKR Store.

Copic Markers were use to color the image, and I paper-pieced the
boy in front of the sign to add a bit of dimension to 
my CAS design. Distress inks were used to create
 the sky background and over the dotted gravel.

Here's a closer look ...


Make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog for all of the 
challenge details, and to be inspired by the amazing projects the 
rest of the designers made.

Challenges entered ...

Crafty Little Fairies ~ July, Summer Fun
Brown Sugar Challenge #104, For the Boys
Sister Act Card Challenge #67, Anything Goes

I appreciate you stopping by ...
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth,  DeNami Colored Cardstock, Bazzill Breaker Bay, Fancy Pants Down by the Shore DP

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sunflower Sprite ...

This is my second post this evening. 
I have another card to share that I created 
for a couple of challenges.


This adorable image is Sunflower Sprite that is a Freebie from 

I fell in love with Sunflower Sprite and just couldn't wait to
use my Copic Markers on her. I actually printed off 3
copies of this beauty so that I could add some layers.

Once colored I fussy cut out the sections of Sunflower
 Sprite and put her back together, and layered
her on my design which is based on the

Distress Inks were applied for the sky, a bit of washi tape,
and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Sophie's Sentiments Stamp set.

You can see the layers better in this photo.


Challenges entered ...



I appreciate your stopping by ...
Until next time ... Enjoy!

Festival Lily ...

Good evening. I have a card to share that was made for a couple of challenges.


This lovely girl is called Festival Lily by All Dressed Up Stamps.
The Owner was very generous to create this beauty for the

Festival Lily was colored with my Copic Markers, Distress Inks were
used to create the sky background, and my design is based 

I've been moving my craft room and cleaning up. During the move
I found a great Paper Pack from My Favorite Things,
which I bought like 4-years ago. I love the colors
and knew they were perfect for this lovely image.


Challenges entered ...



I appreciate you stopping by ...
Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bright & Sunny FUN ...

Our Challenge for this week is
Bright & Sunny
and
our Sponsor is ...
StampArt Design by Kathryne


This adorable girl is called Lizzie and is one of many images

I colored Lizzie with my Copic Markers, fussy cut her out,
and added her to my design based on the current Deconstructed Sketch #160

How about a closer look at Lizzie.


Make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog for all of the 
challenge details, and to be inspired by the amazing projects the 
rest of the designers made.

Challenges entered ...

Deconstructed Sketch #160

Bearly Mine Inspiration & Challenge ~ July, Let's Go Digital
Crafty Calender Challenge ~ July, Summertime FUN
Live & Love Crafts ~ Challenge #25 By the Sea
Natalie & Amy ~ Challenge #22, Summertime

I appreciate you stopping by ...
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth,  DeNami Colored Cardstock, Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine DP
 - Other: YNS Gumdrops, MME "Hello" Enamel Dots, 3D Foam Squares, Mini Glue Dots

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thinking of You ...

Good morning and Happy Friday!

Today's post is my last project as a Designer for the
Your Next Stamp Digital Design Team.

I want to thank Karen for giving me the opportunity to work
with all of the amazing images created by Omnia Designs.

Now it's time for a bit of inspiration for this months
 YNS Fun Friday Challenge (#14)


This adorable image is called Thoughtful Bunny.
Copic Markers were used to color the image. My design
was inspired by this months Sketch.

The sentiment used is part of the In My Heart stamp set from
Mama Elephant ~ 20% of the retail sales for this stamp set is being
donated to Operation Write Home from 06/15/14 thru 07/31/14.

Now for this months YNS Inspirational Photo's.

       

Head on over to the YNS Challenge Blog to check out 
what the rest of the Designers created to inspire you!

I look forward to seeing your projects over on the YNS Challenge Blog!

Challenges entered ...

The Corrosive Challenge #203 ~ Forever Young

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a marvelous weekend.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Purple, A Muse Studio Blush, The Paper Co. White Elegant Leaf DP 
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Art by Miran Debut Release Day 3 ...

This is my 2nd Post today, 
please scroll down for the Artbymiran Digital Inspiration Post

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Good morning ...

Today is the Final Day of the Art by Miran Debut Release at Whimsy Stamps.

Over the past 3 days Whimsy Stamps has been Celebrating the Debut Release 
of the Art by Miran Collection. A total of seven (7) new rubber stamps, 
illustrated by Mi Ran exclusively for Whimsy Stamps. 


All of the new rubber stamps are NOW available to buy from
 the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers.

Allow me to introduce you to Champagne Lucy ...


Isn't she gorgeous!! Lucy was colored with my Copic Markers, fussy cut out
and applied to a Vintage Cream background layered on Purple cardstock.
She is such a classy lady that I had to give her some pearls.
The sentiment comes from Avocado Arts
 Grillin' & Chillin' Stamp set.

Now for a look at all seven (7) of the rubber stamps in the
Art by Miran Collection being released today.




PRIZE ALERT ...
 Hop and comment for a chance to win our Grand Prize 
of 3 new Art by Mi Ran rubber stamps!! 
The lucky Winner will be drawn from the comments left here 
and on each of today’s Designer's posts (listed below), 
so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.


Now it’s time to check out what the rest of the amazing designers 
have created with these new stamps. Don’t forget to leave a comment 
at every stop along the hop to be entered into the Grand Prize draw.
If you didn't hop with us on Monday or Tuesday, 
you can go back and hop and comment for a chance
 to win 1 of 2 $15 gift certificate prizes.


Thanks for joining us for the Art by Mi Ran Debut Release. 
We hope you loved our creations! 
Please hop and comment by the end of the day
 Saturday, July 19th
 to be eligible for a chance to win
Winners will be posted on the Whimsy Stamps Blog
Monday, July 21st at Noon EST.

Challenges entered ...

Kit & Clouder July Challenge ~ Clothing Techniques


Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink Vintage Cream, Bazzill Purple
 - Stamps: Avocado Arts Grillin' & Chillin' (sentiment)
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
 - Other: 3D Foam Squares, Want2Scrap White Mini Pearls

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Thanks a Bunch ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Artbymiran Blog today.


When I saw the NEW Autumn's Memoirs I just had to create a card
with her. I love being able to use rich dark colors, and she
is perfect for those Fall Colors.

I enjoy creating and sending my cards to Operation Write Home.
That is the reason behind the sentiment that I pulled out
of my SRM Sentiment #53004 Thanks Stickers.

We would love for you to become a follower of the
Artbymiran Blog and Artbymiran FB Page, along with visiting our shop 
to see all of the wonderful images artbymiran has to offer. If you have time 
we would also love for you to join our FB Fan Group & Challenge Page, where
 you can chat with Mi Ran and the rest of the Design Team Members. 
Don't forget to check out our Artbymiran Challenge Blog also 
... LOTS of FUN happening here!!
I appreciate you stopping by today.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above ...
 - cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, A Muse Studio Navy, Bazzill Desert Coral Dark, Echo Park This & That DP
 - other: Corner Round Punch, A Muse Studio Brown Washi Tape

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sassy Cheryl is in the house ...

This is my 3rd post today, please use the links below to go to the other posts.



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I recently picked up some Sassy Cheryl's Stamps,
and I really love them. Here are a couple cards I created
with images that I colored over the past two (2) weeks.

First up is Sally & Bella in


I originally colored Sally & Bella over a week ago.  Below is the 
first photo I took with my phone before adding the distress inks
 and creating this card.


Next up is Sally & Bella in 


This lovely image of Sally & Bella was colored while I was
on vacation last week. Below is the first photo I took with my phone 
before adding the distress inks and creating this card.

My design for the second card was inspired by the current 


I'm also entering the second card into the 

I appreciate you stopping by ...
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, Papertry Ink Vintage Cream and Soft Stone, Bazzill Desert Coral Dark, Apricot, Watermelon and scraps, A Muse Studio Petite Polka Dots
 - Stamps: Mam Elephant In My Heart
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky & Faded Jeans Distress Ink
 - Other: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 3 Washi Tape, EKS Real Estate Sign Punch, A Muse Studio Butterfly Trio Die, Doodlebug Lily White Sprinkles

Art by Mi Ran Debut Release at Whimsy Stamps ...

This is my 2nd Post today, 
please scroll down for the NEW Love to Create Challenge Post

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Good morning ...

Today is a very BIG day for my dear friend Mi Ran Jun! 

I am proud to announce that the very talented artist Mi Ran Jung
 is joining the Whimsy Stamps Team of Illustrators! 
We are Celebrating the Debut Release of the 
NEW Art by Mi Ran Collection over at Whimsy Stamps! 

Over the next 3 days Whimsy Stamps will be revealing 
seven (7) new rubber stamps, illustrated by Mi Ran 
exclusively for Whimsy Stamps. 
We hope you will join Whimsy Stamps each day at 12pm EST 
for the blog hops full of inspiration and chances to win some prizes too!


All of the new rubber stamps will be available to buy from
 the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers
 on Wednesday, July 16th. 

Allow me to introduce you to Delivery Beatrix ...


Isn't she a beauty!! Beatrix was colored with my Copic Markers.
 Distress Inks were applied around this beauty to create the sky 
background which I layered onto a Fleur De Lis Square Die, 
and then put her on my cardbase with some Red Gumdrops.

How about a closer look ...


PRIZE ALERT ...
Whimpsy Stamps has hidden a fabulous prize of 
a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! 
The lucky Winner will be drawn from the comments left here 
and on each of today’s Designer's posts (listed below), 
so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.


Now it’s time to check out what the rest of the amazing designers 
have created with these new stamps. Don’t forget to leave a comment 
at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate.


Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will join in the FUN
 again tomorrow for another fun day of inspiration!

Challenges Entered ...


Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Stampin' Up Vintage Violet, Bazzill Fussy
 - Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass & Stormy Sky Distress Ink
 - Other: Your Next Stamp Red Gumdrops

I'm stuck on You ...

Our Challenge for this week is
Petals and Pearls
and
our Sponsor is ...
Sassy Studio Designs


This sexy lady is called Jessica Rabbit Sassy and is one of many sexy
 images that you will find at Sassy Studio Designs.

I flipped Jessica to have her looking at the opening of the card, 
colored her with my Copic Markers and fussy cut her out, 
and then layered her on my CAS Design.

My Petals and represented by the Catalina Border Die from Memory Box,
 which I cut out in red, and I added pearls to some of the flowers, 
for her earring and along two of the edges.

The sentiment is part of the Avocado Arts Stuck on You! stamp set.

Make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog for all of the 
challenge details, and to be inspired by the amazing projects the 
rest of the designers made.

Challenges entered ...

Kit & Clouder July Challenge ~ Clothing Techniques
The Stamping Boutique ~ Fussy Cut Something on Your Card

I appreciate you stopping by ...
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth,  A Muse Studio Cherry, Papertry Ink Soft Stone
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Want2Scrap Baby Bling LeCreme Pearls, 3D Foam Squares

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sorry I Missed your Birthday ...

This is my 2nd Post today,
please scroll down for the YNS Mega Blog Hop.

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Love to Create Challenge #123

Our Challenge for this week is
 Fussy and Fancy OR Clean and Layered
and
our Sponsor is ...
Artbymiran


This adorable girl is called Sweet Cheeks and is one of many beautiful
 images that you will find at Artbymiran.

After printing this beauty she was colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut her out 
and layered on the background I created with scrap design paper.
It doesn't really show in the picture, but I used a Clear Star
Gelly Roll Pen on the sheer top and the stars.

Make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog for all of the 
challenge details, and to be inspired by the amazing projects the 
rest of the designers made.

Challenges entered ...

Paper Creator's Crafts Challenge #26 ~ Anything Goes

I appreciate you stopping by ...
Until next time ... Enjoy!

Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink Vintage Cream
 - Stamps: Taylored Expressions Oops A Daisy stamp set
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, 3D Foam Squares

Sunday, July 6, 2014

YNS July New Release MEGA Blog Hop ...


Hello and welcome to our July Your Next Stamp New Release MEGA Blog Hop. 
The rubber stamp and digital team have worked hard to complete some 
awesome projects for this combined hop! We have five new stamp sets 
in the store and the digi team is showcasing all the digi images
 we currently have. 

If you shore-do love sea creatures, you are going to LOVE this new release! 
You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store. 

The hop begins on Julie's blog and if you've been hopping along, you should 
have come from Maureen's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the 
blogs featured in the link list, located at the bottom of this post, for lots
 of inspiration using the new products! If you leave a comment on all 
of the blogs, you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate. 
The lucky winner will be announced on the 
Your Next Stamp Blog July 10th.

For my project I used Tobi with Rose Clear Stamp.


I colored up this lovely image with my Copic Markers, except for the
dress which was paper-pieced and then I added polka dots to the
cardstock. Distress Inks were applied around the image,
and I used scrap cardstock to make the background.

We're currently doing some spring cleaning around here and 
everything in the store is ON SALE – even the new items 
are 20% off so now is the time to shop!


We are currently trying to reach 3,000 fans on our Facebook Page
Please LIKE us for your chance to win!


Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! 

Now it's time to head on over to Wendy's blog but before you go, 
don't forget to leave a comment.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

You make me smile ...

Good morning and Happy Friday!
For those of you in the U.S. ~ I hope you have a safe and Happy 4th of July!

It's the first Friday of the Month, so I have a
NEW YNS Fun Friday Challenge (#14) to share with you. 


This adorable image is called Belinda and Cardinal.
Copic Markers were used to color the image. The colors were
inspired by this months Inspirational Photo and my design
was inspired by this months Sketch.
The sentiment used is part of the YNS Mini Greetings (CYN065).

Now for this months YNS Inspirational Photo's.

       

Head on over to the YNS Challenge Blog to check out 
what the rest of the Designers created to inspire you!

I look forward to seeing your projects over on the YNS Challenge Blog!

 REMINDER ... 
The YNS Spring Cleaning Sale is still going on, and it's the
perfect time to stock up on your favorite YNS products!


Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a marvelous weekend.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White, Bazzill, DP from Scrap Pile
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sleeping on the Moon ...

This is my second post today, 
please scroll down for my Artbymiran Inspirational Post.

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I'm over on the Your Next Stamp Blog today sharing this lovely wall art. 


Featuring the adorable Sleeping on the Moon Digital Stamp,
and sentiment from Create with TLC.

I hope that you will pop on over to the Your Next Stamp Blog for all of the
details on what I used to create this artwork.

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Go with the flow ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Artbymiran Blog today.
With a new month comes a NEW Theme ... The Color of your Flag.
I'm located in the good old USA so my colors are
Red White & Blue.


I decided to create a card with the Super FUN Rolling By!
I colored her up with my Copic Markers and fussy cut her out.

Once done I created a Red White & Blue background based 
Distress inks were applied to white cardstock before 
I added Rolling By with Mini Glue Dots & 3D Foam Tape.

The final touch is this FUN sentiment from
 Techinique Tuesday It's OK stamp set by Ali Edwards.

We would love for you to become a follower of the
Artbymiran Blog and Artbymiran FB Page, along with visiting our shop 
to see all of the wonderful images artbymiran has to offer. If you have time 
we would also love for you to join our FB Fan Group & Challenge Page, where
 you can chat with Mi Ran and the rest of the Design Team Members. 
Don't forget to check out our Artbymiran Challenge Blog also 
... LOTS of FUN happening here!!
I appreciate you stopping by today.
Until next time ... Enjoy!