Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Heart Organizer

Hello!  Today, I bring you my very first project as a designer for VivaLasVegaStamps!
 
I gotta tell ya, I'm so beyond excited to be joining the ranks of some seriously talented ladies to create lots of stampin' eye candy to inspire you to get your stamp on!!
 
First up from me is this fabulously functional organizer.
 
 
Yep!!  That's clay on an old book cover with a little Lindy's Stamp Gang color.

 
I've also collaged myself up a few dividers for each section.  We've got calendar, notes, goals, etc!
 

 
Aaaannnd, I absolutely can't get enough of this alien stamp!  Love.


Supplies:
 
Ok guys, that's it for this one!  If you want a few more details on how this baby was made, hop on over to the VivaLasVegaStamps! blog and check out my post.  Maybe give me a little comment love??  Just sayin'.
 
Thanks for joining me today!!  I'll catch you next time.
 
xx,

Friday, January 31, 2014

Book Of Hearts.

Hiya, Folks!!
 
Today, I come baring my heart...
 
Well, actually it's a whole book of them :-)  This month, as I was contemplating goals for myself in 2014,  I landed on the word 'heart'.  This little word can mean so many things!!
 
Sooooo, in honor of this years 'one little word', I've decided to art journal myself up a book of hearts to help keep my focus.
 
Keep these ideals in the forefront of my mind.
 
Keep my eyes on the prize!!!
 
Here's what I came up with...
 
 
It all started with a canvas base.  And a lace...
 
Here's a peek at how I've created all that LOVELY lacey texture!!
 

 
Sweet, right?!??


I LOVE the amazing pop of color!!
 
That stitching makes me crazy happy :-)
 
And glitter.  DUDE!

 
I gotta say I'm pretty happy with my book of hearts.  I plan to create a page a month with a different take on the word 'heart'.  Hopefully, it'll help keep me on track and inspired to keep-on-movin' and shakin' towards my goals this year!
 
Thanks so much for joining me today!!  I'll see ya next time :-)
 
OH!!  And I'm playing along with the January Challenge over at Berry71Bleu.  It's all about one word.  Hop on over and play along!
 
xx,

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Imaginarium Designs and Lindy’s Stamp Gang Blog Hop

Welcome to the MASSIVE Imaginarium Designs and Lindy's Stamp Gang Blog Hop!
 
We are so excited to have the team at Lindy's and Imaginarium Designs team up for a full day of creativity. This hop will surely get your creative juices flowing, so head on over to all these incredibly talented crafters to check out how they’ve combined the beautiful products from Lindy’s Stamp Gang with Imaginarium Designs fabulous chipboard---it’s a match made in color heaven!

We have a great prize for you, too!
We would love for you to show some love to all our crafters and leave them a little message.
You will have the opportunity to win a fabulous prize by both ID and Lindy’s Stamp Gang so please let us know that you have done so by coming back to Lindy’s Stamp Gang and Imaginarium Designs blogs at the end of the hop.
Here's what I've created...
This little cutie is bundle full of notecards!!  Yep, inside is a set of 6 notecards and envelopes ready for gifting---'cuz who doesn't find themselves in need of a card now and then??
 
 These FAB chippies from ID make it perfect for an every day gift, or even a Valentine for someone special...
...and that LSG sparkle takes it over-the-top!!
 Here's a peek at how the notecards are stored inside.
 
 Aaaaannnd, a peek at the notecards themselves!!  I've stamped with a lovely heart chippy from ID and glittered it up to make the image pop.  A bit of Lindy's color adds a sweet, painterly look.
 LOVE!!
 
Here's a list of the Lindy's and ID product I've used:
 
Ok, that's it for me!!  Now, get hoppin' and I'll see ya next time!
 
 Below you will find the full list of incredible artists and their fabulous creations!
Evgenia Sokolinskaya - http://eva-inspiration.blogspot.ru
Julianne McKenna-De Lumen - http://julestheblingprincess.blogspot.ca
xx,

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Rags To Riches.

Hiya, Guys!!
 
Today, I have a little gem for ya :-)
 
A simple way to turn those bits of leftover ribbon, lace and trims into something gift-worthy.
 
Here's a rag bracelet and matching card I've created to do just that!
 

These scraps started their life in either a white or cream hue.  A perfect canvas for my favorite Lindy's Stamp Gang colors!
 
A few vintage pearls and buttons make the perfect embellies :-)
 
Now, it's a shabby chic dream.
 
 
Instead of throwing the extra bits back in my stash, I stitched them onto a card base and created a matching card.
 
 
 
I LOVE how they turned out!
 
 
Here’s a list of all the Lindy’s product I’ve used:
Angel Wings Gold Embossing Powder


Aaaaannnnd, here's a peek at how I dyed my trims...
 


 
 Ok, guys that’s it for me!!  Thanks so much for joining me today.
 
Now, go make something pretty!!
 
xx,

Saturday, December 7, 2013

LSG & 7 Dots Studio Creative Hop

Welcome to LSG & 7 Dots Studio Creative hop!
 
We are so excited to have two amazing companies team up for a full day of creativity.  This hop will surely get your creative juices flowing so head on over to all these incredibly talented crafters to check out how they've combined the beautiful lines by 7 Dots Studio with Lindy's Stamp Gang products---it's a match made in color heaven!
 
We have a little surprise for you!
 
We would love for you to show some love to all our crafters and leave them a little message. You will have the opportunity to win a fabulous prize by both 7 Dots Studio and Lindy's Stamp Gang so please let us know that you have done so by coming back to 7 Dots Studio and Lindy's Stamp Gang blog at the end of the hop.
 
At the bottom of my post is a full list if you get lost along the way.
 
Here's what I've come up with...
 
This sweet little shaker box ornament is packed FULL of LSG and 7 Dots Studio LOVE!!  And snow.  'Cuz what's a shaker box without a bit of snow?
 
 
I chose to use a neutral paper with just a few pops of Lindy's vibrant color and sparkle for the inside.  DIG the color and glitter on that bottle brush tree!
 
 
And here's the back...

 
Lovin' all those layers!
 
7 Dots Studio paper is rockin' some of the best texture around.  Add to that  a touch of Lindy's Starburst sprays and stitching??
 
Divine!!
 
 
I'm a big fan of soldering, but wanted to find a way to create the look of a soldered piece that even my non-soldering crafty friends could manage.
 
Enter washi tape!
 
A bit of lightweight acrylic, washi tape and some GLITTER later and I had myself a hand-crafted ornament that would make any soldering gun jealous ;-) 
 


 
Here's a list of product I've used:
 
 
Aaaaannnd, here's a list of all the stops along our hop:
 
 
Ok Folks, that's it for me!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Now, get back to HOPPIN'!!
 
 Have FUN!!!
 
xx,

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sparkle.

Hello, TGF Fans!!
 
Welcome to my little stop on The Greeting Farm's 'Cyber-Monday Celebration Hop', featuring US---The Greeting Farm customers :-)
 
I'm so super excited to be playing along with a handful of other TGF lovers!!
 
http://splendidstamping.blogspot.com/
 
We've each spent time in our crafty spaces creating with some of our favorite TGF products, and today we get to share those creations with you in an EPIC Holiday Hop!!
 
Here's what I've come up with...
 
 
This sweet little tag was inspired by the word 'sparkle' on the My Favorite Thing set from the Oliver & Amelia range. 
 
You may have noticed that I've done a little body swapping to create my very own mix of TGF characters for this tag---Amelia's body and Twinkle Bean's head.  I LOVE how she turned out!!
 
Sparkle indeed.
 
Here's a peek at the back of the tag...
 
 
Aaaaaannnnddd, here's a peek at 'Amelia Bean' herself...HA!!
 
 
For this tag, I've used the sketch from the December Challenge over at UmWowStudio as inspiration.  YES!!  I've actually used a sketch.  I've never been very successful at using sketches, but I think this one worked! 
 
Here's a peek at the sketch, and how I've translated it into inspiration for my tag...
 
http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/2013/12/december-challenge-sketch.html
 

 
 
#1 - Clip!  Even tho' the sketch is showing a paperclip, I think this mini clothespin works.
#2 - Horizontal strips of patterned paper, with a focal image/photo (in this case, a colored image). 
#3 - Splatter!!  'Nuff said.
#4 - A sprinkling of stars.  DREAMY!
#5 - A circle element.  Instead of flair, I went with doodled circles.
#6 - A strip of vertical paper along the edge.
#7 - Polka dot paper.
 
Here's a quick list of products I've used:
My Favorite Things stamp set (RETIRED) & Twinkle Bean stamp (RETIRED)  - The Greeting Farm
Vintage Christmas 6x6 inch paper pad
Star Confetti & Circle Confetti Mask  - UmWowStudio
 Caribbean Blue Flat Fabio & Danny Zuko's Denim Flat Fabio - Lindy's Stamp Gang
 
 And finally, if you're TOTALLY diggin' the wrapping on the gift in the first couple photos above, here's a little tut on how to up-cycle yourself a little Holiday Garland LOVE.
 

 
Alrighty Folks, that's it for me!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Now, get to hoppin' and then go get your SHOP ON!!
 
xx,

Sunday, December 1, 2013

SNOW.

Hiya, Folks!! 
 
Today, is the very first day of the brand new December Color Challenge over on the Lindy's Stamp Gang blog! 
 
This challenge will run the entire month of October.  And as a bonus, those that play along and share their creations with Lindy's via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or linking up with the Color Challenge, may find themselves featured on the Lindy's blog in one of the 'Feature Friday's'.  Those who are featured on the blog will receive an email with a 20% off coupon to use at a time of their choosing.
 
Here's this month's color palette...
 
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Flindystampgang.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F12%2F01%2Fdecember-color-challenge%2F&h=qAQESQLy4

Super rich and festive, right??!?
 
Love all the jewel tones!!  Makes me wanna bust out my some purple velvet and reupholster some stuff ;-)
 
Ready to get your color on?
 
The Rules:
  1. Help us spread the word! Share our color challenge graphic in your blog post and link to the Lindy’s Stamp Gang blog  http://lindystampgang.wordpress.com , where the challenge can be found. For every 50 people that enter, we’ll have one giveaway! So 100 entries=2 giveaways.
  2. Use Lindy’s Stamp Gang products! You can use, StarburstsFlat FabiosMoon ShadowsGlitz SpritzMagicalsEmbossing PowdersMica Powders… any of our stampslaser cut-outs, or brass charms.
  3. Use a minimum of two colors in the color challenge. You’re welcome to add neutrals, white, black, grey and brown.
  4. Link the Lindy products you used to the Lindy’s Stamp Gang store, like this: Hibiscus Rose.
 Easy Peasy, right??
 
Here's what I came up with...
 
This wintery card features some fun and frosty stamping, using Lindy's as the ink!  I love the soft watercolor look it gives...
 

 A bit of glitter altered up these alphas to give them the sparkle a proper Christmas card needs, and a bit of glitter splatter adds even MORE shine!

 
Vellum embellies soften the color and adds to that 'frosted' feel of my stamping, while a bit of doodling helps fill a bit more of the white space.
 
 
Here's a list of all the Lindy's goodness I've used:
 
Aaaannnd, if you wanna see how it all came together, here's a little process video I've whipped up...
 

 
And that, my friends, is that.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I'll see ya next time :-)
 
 
xx,