Howdy folks! I am feeling pretty darn happy tonight! That storm that might dump 10-15″ of snow on us seems to have shifted a bit so snowfall total tomorrow is now forecasted at 3″-5″, I am relieved because we still have so much snow yet to melt here and I think the kids are out of snow days. Of course I only checked one weather site because I liked that forecast LOL! I’m an optimist I guess! I was playing with some new colored pencils and stamps from About Art Accents yesterday and using the inspiration at Oriental Stamp Art I made this card:
The challenge at Oriental Stamp Art was to use the folded circles on a card. I also had some stamps from About Art Accents to give away, the winner will receive the 3 dragonfly stamps I used (new ones though LOL!) and a $10 gift certificate (Thanks About Art Accents!) I’m going to show you how I made this card. I used a brand-new supply, Metallic watercolor pencils by Derwent, I’m not sure what I think of them, I’ll let you be the judge:
I think if I look at these pencils not as metallic colored pencils but as opaque colored pencils or faux bleach look colored pencils I will like them more. It’s all about how you look at things sometimes! I wanted to show you the full stamp set the dragonfly stamps came from, it is normally $20 but it is on sale now for $10! And if you have any non-sale rubber in your order at About Art Accents you can use the coupon code Lindsay10% to save 10% on the regular priced stuff.
I can’t wait to use the snail next, they are so cute and what a bargain, I would not wait if you like them because I have no idea how long the sale will last. So, do you want to win? Well then, just leave a comment and I will pick a winner at random next Tuesday. Yep, that’s it, nifty huh? Thanks to About Art Accents for providing me with stamps to give away and thanks to you for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
I hope you are having a lovely Saturday! Guess what? Tomorrow is Father’s Day and when I saw this image for free on the Letraset Blog I knew I needed to make this card:
Letraset is having a coloring contest and all you have to do is download one (or both) of the free images on their blog, color it and email a photo of it to them (or link to it the comment section of the blog) and you are entered to win! The contest goes til the end of the month and the winner gets a 12 set of promarkers and 4 coloring books, I think there is runner up marker prizes too so go ahead and try for some markers! You can read all about it on the Letraset Blog!
Howdy folks, I was on facebook yesterday and saw the most hilarious video! By know you have heard (if you are a Cricut user anyway) that they won (OK settled out of court) a lawsuit against Make The Cut (MTC_a software company who makes software that lets you cut computer fonts with your cricut.) Anywhoo, someone made a super funny music video about it:
I laughed my butt off when I saw it! BTW if you are using MTC with your Cricut now do not update the software, the new update blocks it I am told but if you already have it you should be fine. You can still buy Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) and it will let you cut fonts and SVGs with your cricut, they are being sued too but for now all is well, BUT you might want to get it while you can…
So, who wants a die cutter? Lettering Delights is giving away a new Silhouette SD Die Cutter, all you have to do is enter a project in their gallery before April 20, it has to contain at least one Lettering Delight product (your choice-you can even use a freebie) and the winner will be selected by random draw so the more times you enter the more chances to win you will get! You can read the details here.
Well, I have been on quite the Christmas kick lately huh? I’m sorry if you are tired of seeing these but when I saw the holiday card contest at Lettering Delights I couldn’t resist making one more to enter in the contest, they have $100 up for grabs, how’s that for an incentive? I used clip art from the Peppermint Holiday collection and some double-sided paper from Heidi Grace leftover from last year to make this card and envelope set:
If you want to try your luck at $100 just make a holiday card using any Lettering Delight products and upload it to their website. Good luck!
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Pretty sweet prizes huh? For full details on this contest visit MyGrafico.com. Don’t wait, deadline for entries is October 31st. All are welcome to enter, whether you are an embroidery business or printing company or a cardmaker, scrapbooker or crafter. WE want you to show us your best work!
I love to use flocking and my favorite way to adhere it is by using double-sided adhesive, On this card I stamped the Santa twice, colored the face on one and pressed the other onto a sheet of Scor-Tape. I cut apart the hat, fluff and beard then pulled the backing off the tape and sprinkled on red and white flock. Be sure to press the flock down well so it will stay stuck!
The wonderful stamps are by About Art Accents, they are known for their beautiful Asian designs but their folky and vintage Christmas designs are my favorites! I have a collection of vintage santa stamps, I love them because they never go out of style and they are so pretty. You can see all of the Christmas designs here: Christmas 1, Christmas 2, Christmas 3, Christmas 4, Christmas 5, Christmas 6, Christmas 7, Christmas 8The stamp I used on this card was from Christmas Plate 2 but I have plate 1 as well and it is my favorite! All of their Christmas plates (the big honkin sheets of many stamps) are 20% off right now too so stock up! Another cool thing about About Art Accents is that if you are just ordering one sheet of stamps of a few single stamps you can email them and they will adjust the shipping on your order so don’t fret if the shipping seems high for a small amount 😉 They will adjust it if you email them.
When you buy a plate of stamps you get a large sheet of rubber with lots of stamps (a great value). The way I deal with this is first I closely trim out all of the stamps, then I paint a layer of Aileens Tack it Over and Over on the back and let them dry. I have a 3-ring binder (I have one dedicated to About Art Accents stamps!) and I have page protectors in it with cardstock sheets inside. I simply stick the stamps to the outside of the page protectors to store them and I can flip through my binder when I am ready to create! Easy peasy! If you want to be uber organized you can stamp the images on the cardstock before you put it in the page protector and you can easily see what stamp you have and what ones you are missing.
Have a great weekend folks, if you have a bit of time to web surf today check out my group at MyGrafico. I am having a card contest from now till Dec 1st, be sure to check it out! Till next time Happy Crafting!
Hey peeps! I just had to pop in quickly and tell you about the sketch contest I am sponsoring over at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week. Here is the card I made with the sketch:
If you want to play along visit their blog here, and make a card based on the sketch and you might win a gift certificate to the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Shop! What fun! I used the dear deer stamp, and the primitive flowers stamp available at the Lindsay’s stamp Stuff shop. The “friend” stamp is from Inkadinkado and I altered it because it was too long so after I stamped it I cut it and inked the raw end. I quickly colored the images with prismacolor pencils and blended with Goo-Gone, Since I was going to trim them out I didn’t bother to stay within the lines, it really speeds this up!
I also wanted to share a fun technique with you today, dip dying! Here I took a flower that crocheted from white crochet cotton and I wet it then I sprayed a bit of liquid watercolor (a drop of reinker, or even a scribble of waterbased marker would also work) on a plastic baggie then dipped the edges of the flower in it and set it on a clean spot of the baggie to dry. It gives you a subtle gradient of color, it would be pretty on cloth or tissue paper flowers too and you can dye it to match your project. *note: If you plan to wash this then use a fabric dye and a soda ash fixative.
Do you like die cuts? Do you like fabulous prizes? Sure you do! Check out the contest over on the Die Cut Diva blog and you can win one of 3 gift certificates over at Creative Cuts and More for submitting your Love and Wedding themed projects! Swing by their blog for all the details. CC&M has more than just die cuts, they have goodies like glitter, flocking and bling to make your projects really shine but don’t wait because the contest ends April 15th!
Give it a try, I can’t wait to see your projects! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!