Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Release Day!

Ready for some adorable new stamp sets? Today is the release day over at I {heart} papers! There are two new Chicken Girl Designs sets, Happy Halloween and Silly Monsters. They are high quality photopolymer stamps that sell for $10 a set!

Here are the links:
Stamps: Silly Monsters
Paper: Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, White
Accessories, etc.: Scallop punch, ribbon, pop dots, Copics

Monday, September 14, 2009

Another sneak peek!

Today's sneak peek features a look at the ridiculously adorable set, Happy Halloween. There are all sorts of cute critters in this set. I love this image of the cat and mouse in the jack'o lanterns!

I stamped the animals onto some white cardstock, cut them out with a Labels 9 die, coloured them in with Copics, and added a bit of sparkle with a Spica pen. I was wanted something a tad different, so I went with the long and skinny card format. It's a fun change!

Stamps: Happy Halloween by Chicken Girl Designs (available at I {heart} papers Sept. 16)
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Bazzill, White, DSP
Accessories, etc.: Labels 9 die cut, Spica markers, ribbon

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sneak Peek- Monsters!

My first sneak peek features this adorable little monster and this week's Fall-to Layout from my CAS blog.

See the rest of the Design Teams sneak peeks here:
Judy (Joy in a JAR) - guest DT
Kendra (Kendra's Card Company) - guest DT
Loretta (love to create) - guest DT
Lori (Inking Aloud)
Merry (Random thoughts of a Confessed Stamp-A-Holic)
Shannon (Hoppy Creations)
Shelly (Jaspere's Little Corner)
Tammy (Stamp Happy) - guest DT

Supplies:Stamps: Silly Monsters to be released at IHP next week
Ink: Rich Cocoa
Paper: Very Vanilla, Turquoise, Pumpkin, Striped DP
Accessories, etc.: Copics, Ribbon, Pop Dots

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Stamp Release News!

Today is a big day at I {heart} papers! Not only are we releasing two more sets from our new line of Chicken Girl Stamps this month, but we are introducing a new design line called The Petal Press, designed by the Design Team Coordinator, Tracy Schultz. Her style is *very* different from the CGD sets, so if cute animals aren't your style then maybe you’ll love The Petal Press!It’s going to be a busy next few weeks, with sneak peeks of all three new sets beginning tomorrow and running through September 15. The full releases will be on September 16 so be sure to check in with Kate and the rest of the team every day for some samples.

And, of course, with a new stamp line comes some new DT additions. Please join me in welcoming some new faces (and a couple of familiar ones who are also helping out!)
Ashley Cannon Newell
Carly Robertson
Cathleen Torina
Gretchen Belknap
Jenyfur Pohl
Julie Lacey
Krysten Ng
Tiffany Johnson
Tracy Schultz – designer
Kate Baldwin – owner

Friday, September 04, 2009

A bit of sand...

For yesterday's Ways to Use it Challenge, I decided to make a few cards.

I haven't used anything "sandy" for quite some time, so I had to think a bit on this challenge. Finally, I decided to pull out a chipboard circle, applied some DP and then sanded the edges.
Supplies: Stamps: Into the Forest
Ink: Burnt Umber
Paper: Basic Grey Granola collection
Accessories, etc.: sanding block, ribbon, chipboard, scalloped circle nestabilities

Here's a second card for the ways to use it challenge. For this one, I used sand in the form of my favorite Copic colour (E33- sand), as well as some coordinating sand-like paper.
Supplies: Stamps: Hugs from a Bug
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves
Paper: Textured Olive, Dark Chocolate, White
Accessories, etc.: Basic Grey Granola sticker , Copics

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Colour Challenge

I thought it'd be fun to make a simple floral scene with these colours. I just couldn't resist adding a bit of brown. I coloured the flowers in with the In Color markers, then pieced together the whole card. The last step was adding the stickles, that way the whole card could dry somewhere safe.

Supplies:Stamps: Hugs from a Bug , Polka Dot Basics II
Burnt Umber, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Bermuda Bay, White, Melon Mambo
Accessories, etc.:
Long Scalloped nestabilities, stickles, crushed curry ribbon