Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Snow Bird - Stampendous

OH MY WORD!  I love this image...yes, another darn bird right?  But this one takes the cake!!!   The is called "Snow Bird".  I colored him up using my Copics and placed him on a box.  I went outside and peeled some loose bark off my tree (brushed off the bugs) and adhered it to the box.  I then added Tea Stained Mica flakes and puffy paint as well as some Aged Aqua embossing Enamel.  Kinda Rustic and fresh all at the same time.


Monday, July 30, 2012

Getting Your Spook On - Stampendous

Looking for that perfect spooky card to give out?  This one is perfect.  All you have to do is color up the kitty and the fence and the rest you can just stamp on pattern paper and cut it out.  So very fun to make!  Ask your local store for the Stampendous NEW Picket Pumpkins.  Don't forget to add some of the new color fragments to your order for dimension.



Sunday, July 29, 2012

October Spook! - Stampendous

Kinda feeling the spooky groove comin' on.  This is called "Bat Girl".  I also used the Autumn Words background stamp.  Isn't she just spooky cute?


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stampendous Sneak Peek - Day 7

This is the piece that made the front cover of the Stampendous catalog.  I was shocked and very very excited.   This piece actually spent quite a few hours in the trash can before making another attempt at it.   This is a painted canvas using acrylic paint and my airbrush and copics as well as a stencil from Dreamweavers.  Let me briefly take you through the steps.  Be sure and leave some love and finish along the hop for your chance to win.

I stamped my image (Jumbo Magnolia) on a stretched canvas.  Using acrylic paint I started painting within the lines of the flower. I stamped a second image on paper and cut out the leaves leaving the flower in tact.  I have now made a image mask.  Using my airbrush and homemade mask I airbrushed the leaves in.  I then stamped the image one more time and cut out the complete flower.  placing it on top on the whole flower and leaves I airbrushed the background.  I added a flourish using my dreamweaver stencil.




A few of my teammates are showing off new products from Stampendous as well!  Not only do some of them have their own blog candy, Stampendous will be drawing a winner for these great prize packs.




How do you win it? It's easy! THREE of the bloggers today will be choosing a random commenter from their blog, and those lucky people will be announced on the Stampendous blog Tuesday, July 31 (please leave comments by Monday, July 30 at 11:59 PM PST). The more places you leave a comment, the better your chances are to win!   Below is the list of team members who are sharing inspiration today:

Stampendous Impressions
Kristine Reynolds
Lynn Mercurio
Jennifer Dove 
Taylor Usry (has additional blog candy)
Jan Garber
Lea Kimmel 
Cyndi Bundy
Pam Hornschu
Rhea Weigand
Janelle Stollfus
Wendy Price
Tenia Nelson
Jennifer Ingle
Melinda Gleissner
Stephanie Lee
Susie Moore
Suzanne Czosek
Wendy Jordan


Friday, July 27, 2012

Stampendous Sneak Peek - Day 5

I love nature and birds grab my attention.  i was so excited when I saw these birds in the new release.  They are called Cling Jumbo cardinals.  I used R05 R35 R46 and R59 for the red cardinal and the brown one is E31 E35 E57.  You must pick this one up.  So easy to color.  be sure and leave some love on the way through the hop for your chance to win.



A few of my teammates are showing off new products from Stampendous as well! Not only do some of them have their own blog candy, Stampendous will be drawing a winner for this great prize pack.


How do you win it? It's easy! One of the featured bloggers today will be choosing a random commenter from her blog, and that lucky person will be announced on the Stampendous blog tomorrow. The more places you leave a comment, the better your chances are to win! Below is the list of team members who are sharing inspiration today:

Stampendous Impressions
Kristine Reynolds
Jennifer Dove 
Taylor Usry (has blog candy)
Jan Garber
Lea Kimmel 
Pam Hornschu
Rhea Weigand
Wendy Price
Tenia Nelson

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Stampendous Sneak Peek - Day 4



Whatcha think of this New Santa image by Stampendous?  The is called Jumbo Vintage Santa.  I stamped on pattern paper and cut out his beard.  I then stamped a second time and colored the rest of him up.  I used some more of the amazing color fragments around the edge.  Prior to placing the Color Fragments I used some of Dream Weavers white paste and stencil for the flourish.  I love how he turned out.  leave me some love and go check out what other amazing new things along the hop.


A few of my teammates are showing off new products from Stampendous as well! Not only do some of them have their own blog candy, Stampendous will be drawing a winner for this great prize pack.


How do you win it? It's easy! One of the featured bloggers today will be choosing a random commenter from her blog, and that lucky person will be announced on the Stampendous blog tomorrow. The more places you leave a comment, the better your chances are to win! Below is the list of team members who are sharing inspiration today:

Stampendous Impressions
Jennifer Ingle
Kristine Reynolds
Jennifer Dove 
Lynn Mercurio
Taylor Usry (has additional blog candy)
Jan Garber
Susie Moore
Lea Kimmel
Rhea Weigand
Wendy Price
Janelle Stollfus
Suzanne Czosek 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Stampendous Sneak Peek - Day 3


A few of my teammates are showing off new products from Stampendous as well! Not only do some of them have their own blog candy, Stampendous will be drawing a winner for this great prize pack.


How do you win it? It's easy! One of the featured bloggers today will be choosing a random commenter from her blog, and that lucky person will be announced on the Stampendous blog tomorrow. The more places you leave a comment, the better your chances are to win! Below is the list of team members who are sharing inspiration today:

Stampendous Impressions
Lynn Mercurio 
Cyndi Bundy
Susie Moore
Lea Kimmel
Wendy Price

Melinda Gleissner
Wendy Jordan
Pam Hornschu
This new image Skeleton Poem is so much fun.  I  airbrushed the background using glossy card stock and then stamped the image.  I stamped the image a second time on cardstock and cut it out.  Of course its popped up.  I used some of the new color fragments on the bottom of the card for a little dimension.  The new Color Fragments come in 9 different colors.  Be sure and ask for your local store to bring some in.



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stampendous Sneak Peek - Day 2

I love this image.  If I was to pick a favorite for this release, I think this would be it!  Its called Snowy Postcard.  Leave some love and check out the rest of the DT sneak peeks for your chance to win.  Details are below.


This image is stamped twice and the center was Glitter-Ritzed and colored with Copics.  Subtle colors were used for a soft look.  The outer part of the card is airbrushed with browns and textured with blending solution and burlap.


A few of my teammates are showing off new products from Stampendous as well! Not only do some of them have their own blog candy, Stampendous will be drawing a winner for this great prize pack.

How do you win it? It's easy! One of the featured bloggers today will be choosing a random commenter from her blog, and that lucky person will be announced on the Stampendous blog tomorrow. The more places you leave a comment, the better your chances are to win! Below is the list of team members who are sharing inspiration today:

Stampendous Impressions
Lynn Mercurio
Jan Garber
Jennifer Dove
Taylor Usry (has blog candy)
Janelle Stollfus (has additional blog candy)
Lea Kimmel
Steph Lee
Tenia Nelson
Wendy Price

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stampendous Sneak Peek Week! Day 1

A few of my Stampendous teammates are showing off new products from Stampendous as well! Not only do some of them have their own blog candy, Stampendous will be drawing a winner for this great prize pack.


How do you win it? It's easy! One of the featured bloggers today will be choosing a random commenter from her blog, and that lucky person will be announced on the Stampendous blog tomorrow. The more places you leave a comment, the better your chances are to win! Below is the list of team members who are sharing inspiration today:

Stampendous, as always has some amazing new stamps this release.  They are making there way to you local stores as well as being available on their website.  If you see something you love this week be sure and request it at your favorite store.  Here is my first one for the week.  Be sure and leave some love...you never know if your name will be chosen for some random drawing.




This image is called Cling Jumbo Poinsettia

Now leave a comment for your chance to win and go see some more fab peeks!


Cyndi Bundy (has additonal blog candy)
Taylor Usry (has additional blog candy)


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cutsie Country Cottage Class

The Craft Retreat is holding my first "Be Creative" class.  August 17th and 18th.  Come join me.  Number to call under the Class Schedule link above.



Saturday, July 7, 2012

Christmas in July - Bonus card

For those taking the Christmas in July class at The Craft Retreat...  This card will be available to get as a Bonus card.

This is a discontinued image from PSX and has always been an all time favorite for Father Christmas.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Christmas In July - Card Class


I am super excited because I am blessed to be able to show you a peek at one of Stampendous "coming soon to a store near you" images.  See the AMAZING bird on a branch?  The Craft Retreat class will be one of the first to get to play with this image, as well as make the rest of the cards too.  If you love it as much as I do you, can ask your local store to get it in for you.  Just ask for P169 Snow Bird from Stampendous.  There are a few more spots in the class if you still want to play.  July 13th and 14th.  Just give them a call.




Snow Bird - Stampendous
Santa Trio (boot) - old Stampedous
Santa - Flourishes