Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A tag using Lindy's Stamp Gang and My Favorite Things Products

Hello there!
I'm so glad you are joining me back here again for another project share. Today I want to show you a tag I created using Lindy's Stamp Gang (LSG) products as well as My Favorite Things (MFT) Stamps. Today is the last day to take advantage of the code SMFRIENDS at the MFT store to get a 10% discount of your entire purchase. Sweet, huh?
This is a super colorful tag I made for the LSG's August Color Challenge. Every month, LSG Hosts a color challenge on their company blog, and all of the designers, share some inspiration for those who wish to participate. The challenge goes live at the beginning of each month and it's super fun to watch what everyone comes up with. Check out the LSG blog every beginning of the month to see how to enter, and be a part of it.
I used a stamp from the  MFT's Distressed Background Blocks set, as well as some stamps from the Dandelion Wishes Set from MFT.
I used different LSG Flat Fabio Sprays, Starburst Stains, and on of LSG's fabulous embossing powders which I love. The Flat Fabios I used were: Tears on My Pillow Tangerine and Rizzo's Rowdy Red. The Starburst Stains I used were Open Arms Amethist  and Tainted Love Teal. For embossing powder, I used the color Imperial Crown Purple Gold.
I added tons of fibers like I always do on all the tags I make, used MFT's Stamp Ink in the color Factory Green to create the shadows of the flowers behind the dark stamping of the flowers in my favorite black ink, which is Versafine.
Super colorful tag for a super fun color challenge. Remember to Visit the LSG blog for more details on how to enter, and take advantage of your 10% discount on the MFT Store using the Coupon Code: SMFRIENDS.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's project share!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Projects with My Favorite Things Stamps and Dies

Hello everybody!
Today I wanted to share with you a few projects I created using My Favorite Things Stamps and Dies.  I have a coupon code you can use to get 10% off of your entire purchase. Just enter SMFRIENDS at checkout, and enjoy the discount. Right now they are also having a great sale on some of their stamps and dies, so you might want to check that out too. The discounted prices are great!
Anyways, lets get to the projects, shall we?
The first thing I made was this altered glassine bag. I used Echo Park's This and That Collection, which is super colorful. I stamped the MFT's Pure Innocence Dress up Diva Stamp, and used one of the sentiments of that stamp set as well. I also used some MFT Dienamics when altering this bag, specifically the Laina Lamb Design Dienamic Accent it- Celebrate die, and the MFT Dienamics Wonky Scallop Border. I cut the banner where the stamped sentiment is myself using my scissors. I colored the image using my Copic Markers, and I also did some paper piecing. To add a little bit more interest, I also added some gems and flocking to her outfit. She's totally a diva in my opinion, ha!
 The next thing I created was a card, using the Wendy Burns Design stamp set for MFT called You're so Special to me. the image is super whimsical, and I totally love her cuteness. I colored her with my Copic markers, and paper pieced her outfit, boots, and purse. I used the My Mind's Eye Collectable Unforgettable collection on this card, and also used two different MFT Dienamics Dies: Jumbo Cloud Stax , and the Farm Fence Die. Isn't she totally adorable? I love that image!
Finally,  I also made a cute Tea Holder, perfect to use as a gift favor, or just to add to a care package. In the picture below you can see the front, back, and inside of the holder I created using the MFT A la Mode Stamp You're my Cup of Tea. I used the My Minds Eye Honey Collection, as well as the MFT Dienamics Well Worn Greetings Die (the Oval die of the set). I used the die to create the opening where the tea bag is inserted in the holder.
I really had a fun time working with all these products, and I have one more project to share with you in a few days from now. If you don't want to miss it, please remember to click the "Follow my Blogposts" button at the top right of this blog screen and be the first to know when a new post is up! Remember to take advantage of the sale, and the coupon code: SMFRIENDS for your discount.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and see you back here in a few days for another fun project. Have a great day!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

BLOG HOP: Basic Grey, Glue Dots, and Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hi everyone!
So happy you can join us today for this super exciting Blog Hop brought to you by Basic Grey, Glue Dots, and Lindy's Stamp Gang products.
I had a super fun time creating my project, and I can't wait to see what all the other designers were able to create with all the great products we had to work with.
I created a 12 by 12 scrapbook layout using Basic Grey's new Carte Postale paper collection. It's the perfect paper collection to use for all your summer travels. I made a detailed video tutorial on how this project came together, and in it, I show you exactly how, and which  products I used (video at the end of this post).
I created a lot of texture using my distressing tool, as well as some the Lindy's Stamp Gang stains, and embossing powders. All the different Glue Dots products I used made the layering of product on my layout much easier, and you'll see what I mean when you watch the video.
Here's what I created:

You  can see the color and texture created by the Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder, and sprays (the word First was sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Startburst Stain in the color Tibetan Poppy Teal, the word Flight was sprayed with Lindy''s Stamp Gang Flat Fabio in the color Magical Mai Tai, as well as the color Tears on My Pillow Tangerine. Flight was also lightly embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang's embossing powder in the color Cleopatra's Copper. The journaling you see in the background was printed on my inkjet printer, and embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang's embossing powder in the color Magic Moon Pearls).
 I cut out many images from the paper collection and layered them as embellishments on the page, using several kids of Glue Dots: mini, XL sheets, lines and pop up 3D dots.
I also drizzled/dripped some Lindy's Stamp Gang's Startburst Stain in the color Teeth Chattering Teal, in the background of my layout for another layer of texture. You can see the wonderful teal shimmer showing through the white stain, in the picture below.
I used Basic Grey acrylic stamps from the Hello Collection, to add the date, and design on the small white banner I added towards the bottom of the layout.
Please watch the video below for more details on how this layout came together. The links to the blogs participating on the blog hop will be listed below the video as well, so go and visit each link so you can take a look at what all the other designers  have created, and get in on a sweet giveaway.

Here's the video:

You next stop is Jana's Blog

Here is the entire Blog Hop line up, just in case you want to make sure you visit, and comment on each post participating:

Glue Dots Blog 




Lindy's Stamp Gang Blog



Sharon  <<<<<<<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE



BasicGrey Blog

 Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 8, 2013

It's almost the middle of summer already!!!

Hello everyone!
Wow, summer is really a busy time for me! I barely get a chance to stop on by, and sit down to share for a few minutes what I've been up to! Shame, shame I tell you, but hopefully things will go back to normal soon.
I have a huge project I need to undertake in the next couple of months, and that is to go through all my computer's documents, organize, trash, and back up many of my files. It's an intimidating job, but someone's got to do it before something goes terribly wrong, right? I've been going back and forth on the idea for a few month's now, but my time has been so busy lately, I barely even get to touch this computer most days. That's definitely summer for ya! My Emily has been loving going swimming, and she recently started dance classes, so little by little more stuff has been added to my schedule. She's growing up so fast!
I don't want to leave you today without sharing a project. I made this card a while ago, but for some reason I can't seem to recall blogging about it here, so this is the perfect time to share. I used one of Sweet Nothing's Stamp Co. stamps for it, and I love the simplicity of it. I colored her using my Copic Markers and I used some Prima paper on it.
I hope you like it, and I look forward to sharing with you many new projects and tutorials soon. In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying the summer with your family, and making the best out of the hot weather. Stay tuned!
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