Sunday, July 21, 2013

Surf, Sun Stickles Blog Hop

Welcome to the Surf, Sun, & Stickles Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!

We're in the midst of a heat wave and what better way to cool off then indoors crafting with some Stickles?! This month's hop is all about using Stickles on those fun, summer-themed projects we all love to create. 

For my project I made a Sand-sational Shadowbox.
 I had the kit from a craft club and it was pretty basic. I swapped out the paper from the kit for something more fun and added a blinged out image and embellishments.

The image is Mermaid Fun from Fresh Brewed Designs. I colored her with Copics and added lots of Stickles.
The embellishments are stickers from the kit. Did you know Distressed Scattered Straw Stickles looks like sand? I added it to the starfish and then sprinkled real sand on it while it was still wet.
 For the shells I colored them with Copics first to match my image and then did the same stickles and sand technique.
The sand really pops on the sandcastle!

We have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday July 24th at All that Stickles.

Winner's Choice of a Cricut or Cameo cover

$15 Gift Certificate

$6 Voucher

10 Digis of Winner's Choice

5 Digis of Winner's Choice

Your next stop is Ann's blog.

Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks for hopping! :) Don't forget to check out our Waterfall Linky Party!
Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

Ins and Outs ~ Sand and Sparkle Shadowbox
Stamps: Mermaid Play (Fresh Brewed Designs) 
Paper: TPS Beach Stack

Ink: Laser Printer; Copics

Accessories: Shadowbox; Stickles (Distressed: Scattered Straw, Milled Lavender, Worn Lipstick, Broken China; Yellow, Gold, Glam Pink, Fruit Punch, Thistle, Purple, Turquoise); Stickers; Sand 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Crafty Flag

Hi there, my second post for the day and another challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge. This week we are creating our own backgrounds. There are lots of ways you can interpret the challenge, just think outside the standard designer paper box. For my card I inked up an embossing folder and then embossed my card. The result is an inked AND embossed panel. Add a few more pieces and I have an artistic flag. Put on your thinking cap and come and play with the design team.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

My Creation
Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Crafty Flag
Stamps: SU Button Buddies 
Paper: Stamping Up (Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Whisper White)

Ink: Versamark, SU Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: SU (Embossing Powder, Embossing Folder, Button, Dazzling Details, Pennant Punch)

Techniques: Embossing

Waterfall Linky Party Keeping You Cool

Hello and welcome to the weekend! We're coming off a week long heat wave and I'm ready for the cool down. This card depicts the common site around town this week. I dipped in the pool a few times but the lifeguards wouldn't let me bring along an ice cream cone. LOL. We are kicking off another 2 week party over at All That Stickles, this party features Waterfall Stickles.

Isn't this the PERFECT option for summer creations? You have until Friday, August 2, 11:00 pm CST to join in the fun. Can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation
I used the adorable Betty image from Fresh Brewed Designs. I paired her with a sentiment from TLC Creations.
Image Detail
 What I love about Stickles is they can adapt to different colors. I used Copics to color the image, using blue-greens to color the water and more or a true blue for her hat. I used Waterfall Stickles on both blues. Since they are somewhat transparent the pick up the color of the blue below.
 I created a wave squiggle through the verse.
I LOVE this paper from the Robin's Nest, it has silver sparkle embedded into the pink. I added dew drops to my butterfly, also from Robin's Nest.
Ins and Outs ~ Hot Fun in the Summertime 
Stamps: Betty (Fresh Brewed Designs), TLC Verse
Paper: Robin’s Nest Paper, SU
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (C2, 5, 9; 110; B0000, 02, 04; R00, 20, 21, 22, 29; E00, 13, 21, 29, 34, 50; BG0000, 01, 11, 13; Y000, 17)
Accessories: Robin’s Nest Dew Drops; SU Butterfly Punch and Embossing Folder; Stickles (Waterfall, Yellow, Cinnamon, Christmas Red)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Hot, hot, hot!

Ack! I think my brain has been fried by the summer heat. I didn't get a chance to schedule my One Stop Crafts post and now we are on the brink of a NEW challenge. Hopefully I still have time to inspire you to join in our Summer Colors challenge. The DT played with some AWESOME digis from SK Digis. You really need to check out Sonia's art. She has a few freebies posted so you can sample her style. I can't help but smile when I look at Nutty Jalepeno. He is SO ready for a party!

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation
Image Detail

Ins and Outs ~ Hot, hot, hot!
Stamps: Nutty Jalepeno (SK Digis), TLC Verse
Paper: TPS A Day at the Beach Stack, SU
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (E30, 31, 33, 59; Y19; B02, 04, 29; G12, 14, 19; R20, 24, 27, 29)
Accessories: SU Punch; Stickles (Green, Yellow, Christmas Red, Firefly, Waterfall, Dark Blue)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Anything Goes at One Stop Crafts

Hello all! It's time for another challenge over at One Stop Crafts Card Challenge. This week we are making it easy on you with an ANYTHING GOES challenge! There's no reason not to play along! I decided to play with one of my favorite Stampin Up sets that just retired. I went a little texture crazy with an embossed panel, lace ribbon and yummy flower with layers AND glitter. Hope you come and play!

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation

Image Detail

Ins and Outs ~ Summer Blooms 
Stamps: Elements of Style (SU)
Paper:  SU (Very Vanilla, Rose Red,  Blue), TPS base
SU (Rose Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Basic Black)
Accessories:  SU Punches; SU Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder), SU lace trim, Stickles (Baby Blue, Pink, Yellow), White Enamel Accents

True Blue Linky Party at ATS

Hello Stickles Lovers! Did you enjoy a nice week? I'm excited to share a new linky party over at All That Stickles. For the next two weeks we are featuring TRUE BLUE creations. I had fun playing with an image from one of our amazing sponsors, Fresh Brewed Designs. Do you have True Blue in your stash? It's perfect for summer water splashes. Can't wait to see what you create and link up at the party. Don't have True Blue yet? Do you have a Blitsy account? They just listed Stickles at $1.49 a bottle. STOCK up now and all your favorite Stickles colors. It's free to create an account and they frequently have Ranger products on sale. Click here to check out the deals.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation
Image Detail
I added Cotton Candy Stickles to the hearts and True Blue Stickles to the tie and mug. I colored the liquid lighter in the female mug and added a layer of Sepia Accents to both to give a true liquid look.
Ins and Outs ~ Coffee, Tea or Me
Stamps: Hot Date (Fresh Brewed Designs)
Paper: SU Whisper White, Kraft, DCWV
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics (E55, 57, 59; Y11, 15, 19; R00, 11, 21, 22; B00, 05, 05)
Accessories:  Stickles (Cotton Candy, True Blue), Sepia Accents, SU Ribbon

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tag it at OSCC

Hello there and WELCOME to July!! We are kicking things off with a 'add a tag' challenge over at One Stop Craft Card Challenge. Fred She Said is our sponsor and gave the design team some wonderful images to play with. I combined several pieces to make my creations. Hop on over and check out what my teammies did and join in the fun!

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation
I made one card in the shape of a tag and another with a tag as the focus.

Ins and Outs ~ Tagged Butterflies
Stamps: Marigolds and Morpho Set, Sentiment, and Background all from Fred She Said
Paper: Xpress Blender CS, DCWV Royal Garden and Lemon stacks; Teresa Collins Sweet Afternoon stack

Ink: Laser Printer; Copics: Bodies - Y23, 26, YR24; Purple - V01, 05, 06, 09; Blue - BG01, 05, 09; Y06

Accessories: Brad, Twine