Monday, July 27, 2015

Jaded Blossom ~ Happy Birthday

Hello everyone!  It's my day to post over at the Jaded Blossom Blog.  Today, I'm feeling the need for some pops of color . . . so here we go!!!


Fun!  Fun!  Fun!  Don't you think?!  Hee!  The best way to achieve some pops of color is against white.  And of course, I always like to use all the colors of the rainbow . . . just makes me smile!


I cut these fun birthday balloons using the Jaded Blossom ~ Birthday Dies.  I cut the label with the Jaded Blossom ~ Dimensional Banner Dies.  And the sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom ~ So Many Birthdays.


I cut this using the Jaded Blossom ~ Goody Bag Die.  And for some extra fun, I decided to make a little shaker window.  So I cut the balloon and all the confetti inside the shaker using the Jaded Blossom ~ Birthday Dies.  I cut the banner using the Jaded Blossom ~ Dimensional Banner Dies.  The sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom ~ Sweet Birthday Wishes.


Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  I will see you all again soon.  Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

DoveArt Studios ~ Fall Release

Hello everyone!  And welcome to the DoveArt Studios ~ Fall release.  The Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group is hosting a fun weekend and CCDesignsRubber Stamps is giving away some great prizes!  If you haven’t joined PPC&F FB page you will want to do it now so you can see all the fun going on today.  As a matter of fact, it's always a party in this group and you don't want to miss out!  The whole DoveArt-istic Design Team has some amazing things to share with you and we are all excited with the NEW DoveArt Studios ~ Fall release.

The DT will be sharing their creations all day in the Passionate Paper Creations Facebook Group and you get to hop around and answer fun questions for 9 chances to win some of the new release, a die and stencil donated by CCDesigns.   So head over and join the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends  Facebook Group and join in on the fun and inspiration.  Winners will be announced on Sunday, July 26th on the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends FB page.

I picked my favorite stamp of the new DoveArt Studios ~ Fall release to create my card below.



The stamp I chose is the DoveArt Studios ~ Pumpkin Patch. I colored it in with Copic Sketch Markers.  The pretty fall patterned paper is from the Carta Bella ~ A Perfect Autumn collection.  And the solid colors of cardstock are from Papertrey Ink.  I cut the mats with the My Creative Time ~ Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More.  And the sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ Piles of Smiles.  

Copic Sketch Colors
pumpkin ~ YR15, YR18, R59
leaves ~ YG03, YG63 YG67
flowers ~ Y06, Y17 


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For your chance to win one of the wonderful prizes of a NEW release stamp, a random stencil and die - answer this fun question:   How long have you been coloring?...do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, advanced, or full on Rock Star?  ;)

Just leave your answer in the comments and then head back to PPC&F for more fun throughout the day.  You will want to check back to Passionate Paper Creations & Friends tomorrow to see if you are a winner.
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Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  I will see you all again soon.  Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stamp Anniething ~ Ruff Day?

Hello everyone!  It's my day to post over at the Stamp Anniething Blog.  I thought I would do something a little different today and show you how to add a little texture to your Copic project.

Here's what you are going to need:


Now everything I'm about to show you, I learned from my Copic teacher - the fantabulous Jennifer Dove!! First, pick your Copic colors.  Then, you need some Copic Blending Solution.  And finally, you need a couple of textured material pieces.  For my project today, I have a piece of terry cloth and a piece of denim.


Color your image in the area you wish to texture.  Always do this first, because if you color the whole image and then texture - you may end up texturing areas that you don't want to.


Apply blending solution to your piece of fabric.  **Remember a little goes a long way.  Next, fluff up the fibers with your finger nails.


Then, gently apply pressure with the material on your colored image.  About 3 seconds usually does the trick. And then lift.  Continue as desired to the rest of the image.


This is what he looks like when finished.  Depending on how it turns out, it can look a little speckley (if that's a word lol) or it might even look a little like fur.


Next, I colored in the jeans of this little fella.  I could have just left it alone, but I decided to add even more texture so that they could look like real jeans.


Apply solution to the piece of denim.  Now this time, instead of bunching it up between your fingers - you are going to lay it flat down on the part of the image you wish to texture.  And you are going to apply pressure with the palm of your hand.  (Sorry I don't have a picture of that, but I couldn't do that and take a picture at the same time lol).


And voila!  Now he has on real jeans!!!  How cool is that?!?  Now, finish coloring your image and complete your final project.


This little fella is the Stamp Anniething ~ Dog Gone Cute.  I don't know about you, but if I was having a "ruff" day - he sure would make me smile!  (even though my husband thought he looked like a potato!!!  lol)  


The green card base is made with cardstock from Simon Says Stamp.  The yellow cardstock is from Papertrey Ink.  And the fun patterned paper is from the Simple Stories ~ Harvest Lane collection.  I cut the polka dot piece with the Jaded Blossom ~ Card Mat Dies.  The white piece is cut with the Jaded Blossom ~ Stitched Square Dies.  The label is cut with the Jaded Blossom ~ Mini Tag Dies 2.  And the sentiment is also from the Stamp Anniething ~ Dog Gone Cute.


Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  I hope you enjoyed my fun little tutorial.  I will see you all again soon.  Have a great day everyone!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Wonderland Blog Hop


We're so glad you made it and didn't come late!!
It's our WONDERLAND blog hop!
TWO DAYS long and a FEW free SVG files for you to snag and take
(make sure to read all blog posts to find the free files!) 

 This hop is  for 48 hours and will end  PROMPTLY at 11:59 PST Saturday Night!
and there are a FEW Free SVGS to be found along the way, and many others available for purchase in the store!

HOP GUIDELINES
1- Make sure to be a FOLLOWER on each stop along this hop. 
There are 15 in total. 
Learn more about HOW TO FOLLOW A BLOG by clicking HERE
2- Leave a comment on each blog to show some love for the inspiration you have just seen! Remember 15 stops, so that means 15 comments in total! 
Learn more how to LEAVE A COMMENT by clicking HERE
3- Find the FREE files along the way by READING the blog posts and clicking the links to the store to acquire the free files. Add them to your cart like normal and check out.
**Kindly remember that all our hop files abide by our TERMS OF USE
You can read all about our BLOG HOPS and how to participate HERE

Jaded Blossom is also releasing two stamp sets to go along with the Wonderland Theme!



And now for my project!


What would Wonderland be without teacups?!?!  Hee!  ;)  I cut all 3 of these using the SVG Cutting Files ~ 3D Teacup.  I cut them out in various sizes for a little extra fun.  Inside are yummy chocolates of course.  And I decorated them using the Jaded Blossom ~ Candy Charms & Banners and the Jaded Blossom ~ Wonderland Candies.  I also colored in the fun little images on the candies using Copic Sketch Markers.  

Copic Sketch Colors
T2, T4, T6
YG03 YG07, YG67
Y08, Y17
YR15, YR68
V20, V22
R81, R83, R85
B95
B02, B04, B06


For this super fun Unbirthday Card, I used the Jaded Blossom ~ Card Mat Dies.  And the cute little lady is from the Jaded Blossom ~ Greetings From Wonderland.  I colored her in with Copic Sketch Markers.  The sentiment is also from the Jaded Blossom ~ Greetings From Wonderland.  And I cut the label using the Jaded Blossom ~ Ticket Book Dies.

Copic Sketch Colors
hair ~ E50, YR20, Y21
skin ~ E50, E51, E93
dress ~ B02, B04, B06
shoes/bow ~ T4, T6, T8
dress shadow ~ C1, C2
milk ~ E41

Did you lose your way down the rabbit hole?? 
Well click here to go back to the MAP so you can go to the next person in the line!


Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  Make sure and click the image above for your next stop in this super fun Wonderland Blog Hop.  I will see you all again soon.  HAPPY HOPPING & HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Stamp Anniething ~ Wish Big!

Hello everyone!  It's my day to post over at the Stamp Anniething Blog.  And today I have a fun monochromatic birthday card with just a pop of color to share with you.


This is a fun 4.25 x 4.25 card.  All of the images and sentiments are from the Stamp Anniething ~ Wish Big. I colored this cutie with Copic Sketch Markers.  The square shape is cut with the Jaded Blossom ~ Stitched Square Dies.  And the scallop shapes are cut with the Jaded Blossom ~ Scallop Square Dies.  The solid colors of cardstock are from Papertrey Ink.  And the fun patterned paper is from the MME ~ Everyday Basics collection.  

Copic Sketch Colors
Balloon ~ R24, R46, R59
Girl ~ T0, T1, T2, T4, T6, T7,T8

Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  I will see you all again soon.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SVG Cutting Files ~ July Challenge

Hello everyone!  It's time for the SVG Cutting Files ~ July Challenge.  And this month's challenge is: an SVG Project of YOUR CHOICE.


Recently I mentioned how much I enjoy making cards for our troops.  Well, this one is for my BFF's stepson who recently graduated from the Marine Corps Boot Camp.  I made this to include with a fun care package from home.


This awesome little fella is the brand new SVG Cutting Files ~ Chibi Marine Corps.  Isn't he cool?!  I cut the mat with the Jaded Blossom ~ Card Mat Dies.  And the sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom ~ Simple Sayings ~ Simply Occasions.  The solid colors of cardstock are from Papertrey Ink.  And the patterned paper is from the Doodlebug Design ~ Patriotic Picnic.

Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  Make sure you head on over to the SVG Cutting Files Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  I can't wait to see what you all make for this month's Challenge ~ Project of Your Choice.  Have a great day everyone!  I will see you all again soon.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Jaded Blossom ~ With Sympathy

Hello everyone!  It's my day to post over at the Jaded Blossom Blog.  Some of my favorite Jaded Blossom stamps are the Simple Sayings sets.  So I made a few Sympathy cards with these sets to share with you.


I decided to make these a little smaller than a standard size card.  The two smaller cards on the outsides are 4" x 4" and the one in the center is 4.5" x 4.5".  All of these cards are made with cardstock from Papertrey Ink.  And the ink is Hero Arts Shadow Ink ~ Soft Brown.


The sentiment for this card is from the Jaded Blossom ~ Simple Sayings.  And the beautiful cross is from the Jaded Blossom ~ Simply Blessings.  I also used the Jaded Blossom ~ Scallop Square Dies to cut the beautiful center piece.


The sentiment for this card is from the Jaded Blossom ~ Simple Sayings 2.  And the beautiful tree is from the Jaded Blossom ~ Simple Sayings.  I also used the Jaded Blossom ~ Scallop Circle Dies to cut the beautiful center piece.


The sentiment for this card is from the Jaded Blossom ~ Simply Blessings.  And the beautiful heart is from the Jaded Blossom ~ Simple Sayings : Valentine Edition.  I also used the Jaded Blossom ~ Scallop Square Dies to cut the center piece.


Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  Have a great day everyone!  I will see you all again soon.  

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