Friday, December 29, 2017

Oddball Art Stamps - New Release Inspiration!

Hello bloggers! We are back from our vacation, and I'm going to be doing some AWESOME catch-up posts to share all the fun and fabby projects I finished before we left (but didn't have time to post!!). Today I am showing off another of the CUTE CUTE CUTE new release animal images that you can find in the Oddball Art Stamps Etsy Shop! 

I had a lot of fun creating this card featuring these adorable goldfish - Image No. 410. I actually turned them into Betta Fish - my boys each have a betta fish, one is blue and one is burgundy and pinkish. So this project was inspired by those guys - Darwin & Gumball.



Don't forget, we still have our monthly challenge at Oddball Art Stamps that we'd love to have you play along with! You can read all the details HERE. There are still plenty of prizes up for grabs, and time to enter!! The month's optional theme is "Christmas Lights".

Be sure to use coupon code DTJENNIFER10 when you're shopping at the Oddball Etsy Shop so you can save a few pennies!! So many new images in the store; don't miss out!


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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Creative Knockouts #226 - Anything Goes!

Good morning stampers! Today I'm sharing my project for the challenge over at Creative Knockouts where the theme is....Anything Goes! Woohoo!

This week's sponsor is Star Stampz, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player! 


Here is my project, featuring The Dragon and The Knight. How adorable is this image?


That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Oddball Art Stamps - December Challenge Inspiration!

Welcome to the Oddball Art Stamps December Challenge! You can read all about this month's challenge HERE; it's Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Christmas Lights! There are plenty of prizes up for grabs!! Today's feature is a challenge theme card - and I have the perfect image! This is Cassie Cuddles Image No. 123. The poor thing got herself stuck - she appears to be exactly as graceful as I am! Ha! Don't you love her? 


That's it for me! Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to enter your gorgeous creations into our challenge, you have until the end of December, so get creative!

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Penny's Challenge #360 - Snowmen

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! The new challenge at Penny's starts today! Our sponsor this week is QKR Stampede! Always a so fabulous to have our amazing sponsors help us out with showcasing images! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

Here's my card, isn't this snowman a cutie pie??



That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs - December Spotlight!

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a great weekhave a super fun Kitty Bee spotlight card for you today from the FANTASTIC Kitty Bee Designs. You know how much I love these adorable little animal friends! If you are new to Kitty Bee, you HAVE to check them out. Seriously. They are adorable and awesome to color; the shapes and designs lend themselves to all kinds of color and sketch combos!

Also, Ru is having a sale. Yea. These don't happen often, so get over there and check it OUT.

Check out this adorable Gello Giraffe Christmas Lights. He's all tangled!! I'd feel bad, but he's adorable, so...


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fabulous day and stamp happy!


Imagine That Digistamp - December Challenge Inspiration

Good morning my dear stamping friends! I'm so happy it's the weekend!

Today I have a new Design Team project to share with you from Imagine That! DigistampITD has a monthly challenge that begins the first Saturday of every month. If you create a new project using ITD images, you will receive the Featured Set of the Month FREE, just for playing along! The challenge "theme" is Anything Goes (my favorite, you know). This month's FS is...our favorite Christmas Set! Awesome! Do you know what that means for the players...? If you play along, you get to choose YOUR favorite set (or any set!) from the shop as your participation freebie!

We are about halfway through the challenge, so you have a few weeks left to play along! The linkup closes on JANUARY 5th, so head over to the Creative Playground and link up your project HERE.

On to my inspiration!! Today I used the Joy Birds set, I couldn't resist those sweet faces! This has long been a favorite set of mine, such a great main focus image and sentiment all in one! 



I printed this image in black and colored it by hand using Copics. The felt snowflake is from Hero Arts and the snowflake brad is The Paper Studio. Gold and white paint pen accents. Die from Gina Marie, paper from Lawn Fawn. I think the image speaks for itself!

That's it for me today! Be sure to check out the Creative Playground for more ITD inspiration, and get your crafty on for your chance to receive our current FS for free!

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Imagine That Digistamp - Thursday Inspiration

Good morning my dear stamping friends! How about some end-of-December Thursday inspiration??

Today I have a new Design Team project to share with you from Imagine That! Digis by Kris. On Thursdays there's always a fun inspiration post on the Creative Playground blog, which is great to get your weekly fix of DT project postings! Today I'm sharing a fast and easy Christmas card!


Did you also know that ITDBK has a monthly challenge that begins the first Saturday of every month?. If you create a new project for our challenge using ITDBK images, you will receive the Featured Set of the Month FREE, just for playing along! The challenge "theme" is Anything Goes (my favorite, you know). Check out all the details at the Creative Playground HERE. This month's FS will be....your choice of any set from the shop!!


Don't worry, you still have until January 5th to link up!




This kit includes pre-colored images, outline images, sentiments, and papers. The die is from Gina Marie. Rhinestones are The Paper Studio and the baby sentiment is a sticker. 

That's it for me today! Be sure to check out the Creative Playground for more ITDBK inspiration, and get your crafty on for your chance to receive your choice of set for December for free!


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Creative Knockouts #224 - Christmas

Good morning stampers! Today I'm sharing my project for the challenge over at Creative Knockouts where the theme is....Christmas!

This week's sponsor is All Dressed Up, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player! 


Here is my project, featuring Christmas Snowglobe.




That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Penny's Challenge #359 - Anything Goes

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! The new challenge at Penny's starts today! Our sponsors this week are Bugaboo and The Paper Shelter! Always a so fabulous to have our amazing sponsors help us out with showcasing images! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

Here's my card, featuring Candy Ski from The Paper Shelter.


That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Penny's Challenge #358 - Anything Goes!

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! The new challenge at Penny's starts today! Our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps! Always a so fabulous to have our amazing sponsors help us out with showcasing images! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

Here's my card, featuring Whimsy Flower from Little Blue Button Stamps.



That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Oddball Art Stamps December Challenge + Coloring Tutorial!

Welcome to the Oddball Art Stamps December Challenge! You can read all about this month's challenge HERE; it's Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Christmas Lights! There are plenty of prizes up for grabs!! One project I have made to showcase this challenge (it follows this month's theme - so fun!) also comes with a coloring tutorial! This is a step-by-step coloring photo tutorial, as I have yet to master video tutorials. Maybe I can get my kids to help me with the editing in the future?! I hope it's easy to follow and that it can be helpful to some of you lovely stampers out there. We are going to do a step-by-step breakdown of creating and coloring this project:


Sounds fun? Let's get started!! 


One reason I chose to work with this image for a coloring tutorial (aside from DYING of CUTENESS and the fact that it follows this month's Christmassy theme) is that it's not an overly complicated image. When I was new to coloring with my Copic markers, I was highly intimidated by them. I didn't understand blending or layering colors or shading AT ALL. I would shy away from complicated images or scenes because I didn't want to have to try to color them without knowing that I could do them justice. SO, the last time I did a coloring tutorial it was an entire panel scene with merged images and backgrounds and EVERYTHING. So this month, I'm stepping way back and showing you how to take a cute image, a few colors of markers, and make a great project out of it with little to no complicated know-how needed!

We are coloring Bobby, Image No. 133. He's printed on Neenah Solar White cardstock.


I used a handful of markers in complimentary colors for shading and a soft look for this Christmas card.


I started out by laying down a base color for the ears, toes, cheeks and heart design on his leg. 


We are going to do some shading of all the areas with a darker blush pink, and then we're going to blend with our base (lightest) color.


Now I'm going to put down a base color for his body. I chose shades of Cool Grey for this. We are using C-0, C-1, C-3 and C-5.

  

 

 


Blend all the layers with the lightest base color...


Reindeer elephants need antlers!


We're going to shade them and then again, blend with the lightest color.  

 

 


Instead of making a complicated background, I just added a puddle of shadow underneath him to "ground" him within the image. I eyeballed it using my light aqua color. After I cut the image with my die cutting machine, I touched up the blue so it conformed to the circle shape I chose for the finished piece.


Put it all together on sweet Christmas card and you're all set with an easy-peasy hand-colored but NOT intimidating project!


That's it for me! Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to enter your gorgeous creations into our challenge, you have until the end of December, so get creative!

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Creative Knockouts #222 - Snow Much Fun!

Good morning stampers! Today I'm sharing my project for the challenge over at Creative Knockouts where the theme is....Snow Much Fun!! I think it's self-explanatory ;) I'm only a fan on snow on paper crafts (and not on my feet or freezing my fingers!!), so this works for me!

This week's sponsor is AMB Illustrations, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player! 



Here is my project, featuring Penguin Christmas.

That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!


Aud Sentiments #194 - Christmas!

Good morning stampers! Today I'm sharing my project for the challenge over at Aud Sentiments where the theme is....Christmas

This week's sponsor is Bugaboo, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player! 





Here is my project, featuring Christmas Cupcake - Lights.

This week, Bugaboo has a color challenge for their weekly challenge theme. One of my Top 5 favorite challenge types!! (Sketch, Color, AG, Bingo, and BLING are the Top 5, for those who are curious). Here's the swatch:



So pretty!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies over at Aud Sentiments for your chance to win! Remember, you MUST include a sentiment to enter our challenge! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)



Imagine That Digistamp - Thursday Inspiration

Good morning my dear stamping friends! How about some end-of-November Thursday inspiration??

Today I have a new Design Team project to share with you from Imagine That! Digis by Kris. On Thursdays there's always a fun inspiration post on the Creative Playground blog, which is great to get your weekly fix of DT project postings! Today I'm sharing a fast and easy Christmas card!


Did you also know that ITDBK has a monthly challenge that begins the first Saturday of every month?. If you create a new project for our challenge using ITDBK images, you will receive the Featured Set of the Month FREE, just for playing along! The challenge "theme" is Anything Goes (my favorite, you know). Check out all the details at the Creative Playground HERE. This month's FS is the sweet new "Reindeer Carols":



Don't worry, you still have until TOMORROW NIGHT to link up!




This kit includes pre-colored elements, sentiments, and papers. The die is from Gina Marie. Mug is fussy cut and mounted to the front with foam tape. Everything else comes in the kit!

That's it for me today! Be sure to check out the Creative Playground for more ITDBK inspiration, and get your crafty on for your chance to receive our November FS for free!


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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Penny's Challenge #357 - Anything Goes!

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! The new challenge at Penny's starts today! Our sponsors this week are All Dressed Up and Paper Creator. Always a so fabulous to have our amazing sponsors help us out with showcasing images! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

Here's my card, featuring All Dressed Up.





That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

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