Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Haunted House free digi from StampersBest

Hello blogland!  Did you get your free haunted house digi from StampersBest?  Hurry while it's still up - go HERE to download it.  Here's what I did with mine:
I colored it with copics and used some silver stickles on the trees and Glossy Accents on the moon and windows.  Spooky!

Be sure to stop by on Saturday October 1st to join the Operation Write Home blog hop!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Crafting by Designs Challenges and a free Halloween digi from StampersBest

Hello blogland!  What's better on a rainy Friday than playing with some new stamps for some challenges at Crafting by Designs!  We have two new challenges this week: one from our guest designer Sharon Duff who chose a Halloween theme and the other is embossing.  The embossing one was easy - I pulled out my box of embossing folders and here's what I ended up with:
I used a piece of Tim Holtz Distress cardstock and the embossing folder really makes the color pop, and it highlights the Memento Inks I used on this big StampersBest stamp.  Easy peasy :)

Now the Halloween challenge was a bit tougher - I just realized I did not have one single Halloween stamp!  But a Sizzix die would due:
Layered on some DCWV paper and more Tim Holtz cardstock and it's all set to go.  And if you're looking for a great Halloween digi, check out this great haunted house freebie - yup I said freebie - from StampersBest HERE.  And be sure to stop by their store HERE and check out all their stamps - and use coupon code msb10off to get 10% off your order.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Two new challenges at Crafting by Designs

Hello blogland!  It was so nice to be able to play in my craftroom again, but it seemed as if my mojo wasn't anywhere to be found.  But after playing for a little while, I did manage to get a few cards made for our two new challenges at Crafting by Designs.

First up, Use Your Stamps:
For this first card I used a stamp from StampersBest and chose to use some fall colors and layered the image on some DCWV cardstock and design paper.

This little guy is from an Inkadinkado stamp set.  I stamped him once on the white base then again on some designer paper, cut him out and used some pop dots to give him a 3D look.

Next challenge - CAS, my favorite.

I used a few StampersBest stamps and chose to use some fall colors ink pads and not color in the image, then layered it on some DCWV paper and a few little pieces of bling to bring out the ink colors.  Easy peasy.

Go check out all the new releases over at StampersBest. Want 10% off your order?  Use the coupon code msb10off when checking out.  Want to come play with us over at Crafting by Designs?  Sure you do - send me an email or leave a comment here and I'll send you an invite.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Two new challenges at Crafting by Designs

Hello blogland!  Just a quick post today so I can finish getting my craft room ready to play again.  No rain for 4 days now and my basement if finally dried out - hope it stays that way :)  I wanted to share our two new challenges at Crafting by Designs.  The first is "Bling it on" - make any kind of project using some bling.  Here's a great sample made by Sharon Duff:

Next up is "Ink it Up" - use at least two kinds of ink in your project: ink pads, alcohol ink, perfect pearls, glimmer mist, whatever.  Here's a little card I made using four Tim Holtz Distress inks.

Want to play?  Sure you do - send me an email or leave a comment on this post with your email addrss and I'll send you an invitation to Crafting by Designs!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Never forget

Remembering those lost and those saved
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New York City Commemorates 10th Anniversary Of 9-11 Terror Attacks

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me....

Friday, September 9, 2011

New Releases at StampersBest

Hello blogland!  Rain + basement = no crafting for me for another week.  Hurricane Irene may be long gone, but it rained all week in NJ which brought more water into my basement where my craft room is.  Hopefully the sun will stay out to help dry everything up so I can get some crafting done.

While I wait for that, I think I'll need some retail therapy, and I'm starting at StampersBest.  They just released a ton of new stamps for September: borders, sentiments, winter, animals, floral, halloween and so much more.  Go check them out HERE.  Want to save 10% on your order?  Use the coupon code msb10off at checkout.
Holiday Shopper Rubber Stamp

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Two new challenges at Crafting by Designs

Hello blogland!  It's been a long week since Hurricane Irene blew thru NJ and left lots of water in my basement.  I can't get to my craft room because it's the only room in the basement that doesn't flood and everything else is packed in there.  Crossing my fingers that maybe after this weekend I can unload everything and get some crafting done.

In the mean time, I just posted another new challenge over at Crafting by Designs

Our first challenge for this week is a color challenge based on this beautiful Monet painting:

Look at one of Cindy's samples:

Next up is a CASE study based on this gorgeous card:

Come on and join us!  Leave me a comment with your name and email addy on this post and I'll send you an invite.  Our fabulous sponsor this month is StampersBest!