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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CC Designs Preview Day 2

Previewday1Today is the second day of previews, and 4 new Roberto images are on tap for today.

Sue is taking center stage in her stamp called Ugly Sweater.  She's been colored up with copics and paired up with the sentiment from the Snarky Christmas collection.
All of this month's new collections will be available Oct. 2 beginning at 8 pm EST.  Head on over to the CC Designs blog to check out the rest of the DT's amazing creations and leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win Ugly Sweater and Grouchy Claus.

Thanks for visiting today!


CC Designs Preview Release Day 1

Bannerday1Welcome to the first day of our October release. With Christmas not to far away we bring you our 2014 Christmas release. Today the DT are previewing CC Designs new images. 7 new stamp images and 6 new dies were created for this release.

Don't forget to head over to the CC Designs' blog to check out all of the amazing creations by the DT and link up for a chance to win one free Little Elf Rubber Stamp and Santa Claus Rubber Stamp.

I'm showing you the new Santa stamp which I combined with the new Chimney stamp.  The sentiment is from the new collection called Snarky Christmas.  The image was colored up with Copics with a touch of Wink of Stella.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the fantastic new release.
Can't wait to get your hands on them right? The new release will be available on the CC Design website beginning October 2nd at 9:00 pm est.  



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Cocker Spaniel

Happy Happy Sunday to everyone!  I was at a Boy Scout fundraiser last night and some woman gleefully announced there were only 12 weekends until Christmas. Crap...time flies when we're not looking.  So what did I choose to do instead of fret about Christmas cards, color up a non-Christmas image while watching a movie.

This sweet dog sitting oh so calmly in the flowers and not destroying anything is from Just Inklined called Cocker Spaniel.  I confess I'm not a dog lover (or cat lover) but everyone else in my family is and they love when I color up animals (especially dogs).  I think Just Inklined has some of the best choices of realistic looking dogs to color, and they are definitely my first stop if I'm looking for a particular breed.
He was colored up with Copics.  I wanted to play around with combining the different gray families so the coat is primarily done with the Cs and the Ws.  Just a couple of areas where the blending could use some work, but I like how the Ws toned down the Cs just a little bit.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope the rest of your weekend is fantastic.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Candy Cane and Lights Christmas

Happy Saturday.  It's a gorgeous Fall day here in Southern Colorado with warm temperatures and bright sunshine:)  I hope y'all are having a bit of sun in your day today.

I had a little bit of time to play around this week and decided to try the oldie but goodie dryer sheet technique using the new Candy Cane and Lights stamp from Whimsy Stamps.

I really liked how this turned out and shockingly I was able to complete this on the first go around instead of my usual 3 or 4 tries:)  Of course as with almost all glitter in pictures, it's much more sparkly and glittery IRL.  I used Wink of Stella and a couple of ShinHan markers to color up the image.

And a positive side effect of this technique, is the card smells so darn good:)
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kimberly

I finally found some time to color just for fun...granted it was a couple of weeks ago and it's now just finding its to my blog!
Just love this line of images from Make it Crafty and oh so telling about my relationship with the damn scale.  I should confess that I've divorced and remarried my scale on numerous occasions and still the bitch never shows me what I want to see!!

And the older I get, apparently she is becoming senile right along with me and forgets what our goals are and that I'll put her in the closet for months on end.  This is where she is currently residing and won't be pulled out of time out for a loooong time.

 Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your hump day is going well!


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dove Art and CC Designs blog hop


Are you ready to see see some amazing rubber stamps from your
 Favorite Color Artist, Jennifer Dove?

Well grab a beverage, sit back and enjoy this blog hop extravaganza!
We've teamed up with some of the BEST Color Artist around the world to share these amazing 10 new Rubber Stamp Images 

NOW AVAILABLE at C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps

This fabulous stamp is called Sunflower and colored up with some alcohol markers and a touch of colored pencils.

It isn't a blog hop without prizes right!
There will be three lucky winners chosen from 3 different blogs below.   Each will get to pick their very own Dove Art Studio Stamp!!!
To be eligible to win leave a little love along the way.  
You will end up at C.C. Designs Blog...make sure to leave a comment there too!
Are you ready to get hopping?
Here we go!!
Jennifer Dove
 Delphine
 Dorinda
Rosemary
  Rhea
  Andrea
 Stephanie
  Nicoletta
  Zoe
Faye
Shelby
Marika
C.C. Designs Blog

I hope you're enjoying the hop as well as the gorgeous new stamps!! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Whimsy new release review

Hi Whimsy fans and welcome to our ...
September Release Grand Blog Hop

This week we are releasing 22 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 7 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers ... TODAY!

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.


 Doesn't Crissy Armstrong create the most adorable and sweet stamps eva?  This one is called Jungle Bells 3 Giraffe.  The sentiment is from the new set called Christmas Presents from Raindrop Echo Designs.  I hope you've enjoyed all of the fabulous creations done by the DT and all of the amazing new stamps and dies from Whimsy Stamps!!  Don't forget to visit all of the blogs on today's hop for a chance at winning.

Lis Murphy (GDT)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Whimsy Stamps...Sept release Preview Day 1


Oh it's that fun time of the month...when the Whimsy DT gets to show you the fabulous new stamps and dies for the month!  Over the next 3 days, the DT will reveal all of the new stamps and dies available for purchase in the Whimsy Store on Wednesday!
There is a fabulous $15 prize hidden on one of the blogs today.  Don't forget to visit all of the blogs in today's hop to increase your chances of winning.

The order for today's hop is:

 This oh so sweet little guy and his friend is called Painting the Fence and is by Elisabeth Bell (Little Cottage Cuties).  I've used primarily Copic markers to color them up with a touch of colored pencils.

Thanks for stopping by today, and good luck on the hop today!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Witch Hazel

Good morning everyone!  I hope your week has been going well.  I finally got off my keister and began to seriously organize my craft space(s).  Part of the plan was to get rid of the hodge podge of furniture and storage devices I had hobbled together since this addiction of crafting began and actually purchase furniture more conducive to organizing.  What I hadn't planned on was how old I apparently became somewhere along the way.  Off to IKEA, loaded everything in the SUV (no staff anywhere to be seen to help put it in the truck, unless one counts the non-english speaking guy in the IKEA shirt who was wandering around avoiding helping load vehicles).  Oh crap, husband traveling, kids to weak to help, now I have to haul this stuff out of the SUV up a flight of stairs into the house and then down another flight to get it to the basement.  I love that IKEA packs flat...boxes slide well down the stairs.  And elves did not come and put the stuff together while I went to catch a breather.  Oh well.  While putting stuff together isn't my fav thing, I'm actually pretty good with following instructions especially when there are pictures and the underemployed Chinese engineer hasn't written the instructions.  A few hours later (or more), everything (for one room) is put together and situated.  Feeling pretty damn good about myself.  Until this morning...good heavens I might as well have run a marathon.  At what point did I get so old that lifting boxes and using a screwdriver (hello IKEA....please make your screw heads larger so they work better with a drill!) makes me sore.  Sad!
Well enough of my whinging and on to the real reason for the post.

Hazel is one of my fav Halloween stamps and just so stinkin cute.  She's from Whimsy Stamps and the talented Sylvia Zet (Wee Stamps).  I kept the colors brighter and cheerier for more of a kid's card.

She's been colored up with Copics of course.

Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is fantastic.

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