Sunday, June 23, 2013

Need to Venti?

A fun share today, again using some cute
Paper Smooches stamps
and their current
Here are the current Cool Shades for this week's challenge:
Thanks for popping by today!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Woohooo! It's Summer!

Celebrating the 1st day of summer!

Here are the Cool Shades we worked with this week:

Perfect for summer!  Play along with us HERE.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Some Counterfeit Cards

School is out for me ow, so I get more scrappy time! :)
My first thought was to dive into my June Counterfeit Kit.  After all, I am guest designing this month, but so far, I have only done the required projects!  Time to have some FUN with my kit!
So far, I had only made one layout and one card.  I'm not sure if what I have left for kit materials would really work for any of my photos  right now, so I focused on creating some cards, which I always seem to run out of!  One is even for a challenge!  Go, me! Ha!
First up is my take on Laurel Seabrook's Inspired By Challenge #79.  Here is the Pinterest image that inspired my card:
and here's my card, inspired by the grid layout, the repeated hearts, and the banner shapes:
The next three cards were made from my kit, also, but were just for fun. :)

Thanks for popping by today!  If you haven't already created your own Counterfeit Kit for June, please visit the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and see our inspiration kit for this month.  We also have a wonderful new sponsor this month, Little Blue Button Stamps.  We'd love to have you play along!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Hello Summer Blog Hop

Hi, friends!  Welcome to your next stop on the Hello Summer Blog Hop!

You should be arriving from Milissa's blog.  If you didn't start the hop at the very beginning, please head over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog so that you don't miss out on any of today's fabulous inspiration!

Summer is already here! Do you smell it? Do you hear it?

Hello Summer!

We’re so happy to welcome you to our fantastic blog hop with triple celebration!
First one - is we finally started producing Rubber Stamps!! Yay!!! We are partners of C.C.Designs and now they have our own rubber stamp line - image stamps and VINTAGE stamps as well!

Second - is to encourage our DT friend Steph! She had started her own blog Emchantedsteph ! Steph is a very talented young lady who amazes us with her famous scene cards and other wonderful projects! Go girl!
Third - summer is here!!! Isn't it enough for celebrating? ;)

We gathered two design teams - Little Blue Button Stamps and Counterfeit Kit Challenge! Each DT member prepared a wonderful project using new released in June summer digital stamps from LBBS! Isn’t it fun?

Be ready to get inspiration and new ideas!

Little Blue Button Stamps - is a company that produces and sells  beautiful and fun digital image stamps, sentiment stamps and printables of high-quality!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - is a fun challenge blog that uses Kit Clubs as inspiration, but your stash as the base.

So let’s start!

There will be four winners:

1st prize: $20 for purchase digis or printables in LBBS store + two rubber stamps from LBBS

2nd prize:  $10 for purchase digis or printables in LBBS store + one rubber stamp from LBBS

3rd prize: 3 digital stamps or any printable designs from LBBS of your choice

4th prize: 40% discount for purchase digis or printables in LBBS store!

What you need to do to enter:

1. Here is a list (down below) of all DT members blogs which you should visit

2. Visit each blog and leave a comment on the blog hop project of each designer.

3.  Your last stop is Little Blue Button Stamps blog where you must leave your last comment telling what you have done: commented on each blog hop post and maybe subbed to someone?

Also you could get additional  entry if you subscribe to each blog (if you’re not subscribed)!

Simple? Of course!  There are a lot of stops, but also lots of inspiration!

You have the whole day and night starting 
June 12th midnight PDT(Pacific Daylight Time) and ending June 13th midnight PDT!
So please set your alarm!=)

Winners will be announced June 15th in both blogs - Little Blue Button Stamps and Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

Here's my card:

Isn't she just too cute, with all of her tropical colors?  I used only papers and embellies from my June kit to create this card, along with my digi image and Copics. 

And your final stop is the Little Blue Button Stamps blog!

Line up:





We wish you fun and luck during hopping!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

My "Counterfeit" Stamp Set

Yesterday I shared my main kit for the month of June.  Today I am sharing the little stamp add-on that I made based on Scraptastic's After the Storm stamp set.
Here is the inspiration set (left) and my version (right):
My stamps are a hodge-podge from Studio G, The Craft's Meow, Paper Smooches, Imaginisce, We R Memory Keepers, Unity, {ippity}, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, and Studio Calico.  I did some masking and building with the sun/clouds.  I think it came out cute!  Also, I double-stamped my stars to give the same sketched effect as the stars in the inspiration kit.  Fun!  I might try this with my clouds on a project, too.
After looking through some of the other Scraptastic stamp sets, I knew that I wanted to add a few more from my stash.  Some of them are shown above, plus I threw in a few more for good measure.  A kit can never have too many stamps, right? :)
I hope that you will play along with us this month-check it out here:

Saturday, June 1, 2013

June Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!  Can you believe that it's JUNE already?  Only 8.5 days of school left for me-summer's coming!
Bethany from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge has chosen such fun, summery kits to inspire us this month: the May kits from Scraptastic Club.
I based my kit on the After the Storm main and add-on kits.  Great blue and green color scheme, plus some really fun embellies.  Here's my kit:
A mix of very old (2006!) and very new (2013) papers, plus a couple of my counterfeited papers.  I loved the bokeh papers in the inspiration kits, so I made my own mini versions using this tutorial from Lawn Fawn:  For my butterfly paper, I simply punched 20 butterflies from notebook patterned paper and used a glue stick to adhere them to polka dotted patterned paper.  Cute. :)
And the fun stuff-the embellies.  Nothing counterfeited exactly, more just "inspired by".  I DIYed 2 things: one paper (did this while I was pulling my embellies, thus the pic of it with them) and the ombre letter stickers.
I really liked the hello text paper from the inspiration kit, and I wanted to try my own.  I used a sentiment stamp from Lawn Fawn and clear ink to repeatedly stamp on a scrap of smooth green cardstock.  I then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I think it came out cute and will be perfect for a card.
I also knew that I could easily get the ombre look by using a trio of Copic markers on some white alpha stickers.  I did a few as examples, but I will color them as needed when I start my projects.
Well, there it is!  Thank you so much for popping by!  The rest of your stops on the blog hop are from the DT.  Your next stop is Andrea!