Friday, September 22, 2017

Fun Friday with Bonnie! Flip, Rotate, Shake and Sparkle!!

It is another FUN Friday!
Are you ready to Flip, Rotate, Shake and Sparkle??

Have you noticed that the image that Sami uses as her logo is her image called, Spring Branch?

Did you know that using digital images can allow you more creativity than a rubber stamp??

For this card I copy/pasted two images* into my editing program. (I actually used Word).
Then i flipped on horizontally.
Then i rotated both of the images to get an "arch" look.
(*I made the image into a PNG so that i could layer it on top of my digital paper) 

Next i hole punched inside of the center of the "arch". Then i hand cut the inside out.

Now for a bit of "shaking"
I just added sparkly tulle to the back of the image.
Got out my oval dies and made a "frame" for my shaker base.
I find using thick watercolor paper and gluing the layers together works well for my shaker base. 

Let's sparkle and add some sequins and glitter sequins!
Don't forget we have an awesome challenge going on using sequins!!
Click here to enter your cards!

 (shows the sequins well but dulls the coloring when taking the photo from the top)

Sami Stamps - Spring Branch available here

Video showing the shaker.


You can find our current challenge here!
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Click here!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Under the Sea

Hello everyone!  Rae Ann here with a Fun Friday inspiration that will take you under the sea!  The new release this month was Salty Seahorses and I have one of the sweet stamps from the new release for you today.

I colored this sweet image using Copic markers then cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo.  The background paper is from a digital collection called Ocean Melody which is available on Snap Click Supply. 

You still have time to join our challenge to use pearls or sequins on your project.  Don't forget that you have to use a Sami Stamps image to play along and win.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sami Stamps Guest Designer, Natalie Godfrey winner from challenge #51 is sharing Pumpkin Princess!!

Joining us today as a guest designer we have our winner from Sami Stamps Challenge #51

Natalie is using Sami Stamps image, Pumpkin Princess.
She has designed a 3D tunnel card!

side view

You can find Pumpkin Princess by clicking here.
Here are some questions we asked Natalie!

What medium do you like to use? (Markers, Pencils etc.)
I love working with Copic markers but I am currently trying my hand with color pencils.  
 They are definitely different from markers

Where do you craft/make your cards/projects?
Currently I am crafting at my kitchen table, 
but I do have plans on changing my guest bedroom into my craft room.   
This has been my plans for the past 1 1/2!!

Who do you create/design cards for?
I do it for myself because I find it to be relaxing.   
But I do give them to family and friends.

Do you use metal dies or svgs?
I use metal dies but I do have a Scan N Cut and I love it.   
I have been watching a lot of videos and still trying to master it.

What do you enjoy most about cardmaking?
The thing I enjoy most is the expression on the person's face when they open my card.   
One of my younger brother's will not except a store bought card from me anymore!

Where do you buy most of your cardmaking supplies?
The majority of my supplies I buy from 

You can visit Natalie at her blog by clicking here.

What is your favorite Sami Stamps image?
Love all the winter stamps! 
But I will pick one it is "Hot Cocoa Friends"

Thank you Natalie for visiting us!

You can find our current challenge here!

Enter your cards for a chance to become our next Sami Stamps Guest Designer!!

Friday, September 1, 2017

New Release: "Salty Seahorses" and Sami Stamps Challenge #53

I love how the Sami Stamps DT colored the seahorses in so many different ways! Give it a try, how would you color a seahorse?
Sami Stamps Image "Flower Seahorse"

Sami Stamps Image "Shell Seahorse"

 Sami Stamps Image "Starfish Seahorse"

Sami Stamps Image "Flower Seahorse"

And Announcing

Sami Stamps Challenge #52 Winner!

Here is our winner from Sami Stamps Challenge #52!

Tammy used Sami Stamps Image "Holding Flowers In My hat." For this challenge you were challenged to use bright colors. The bright blue and yellow Tammy used turned out so fun! The blue patterned paper and lace also compliment each other in a playful yet lovely way.

Tammy A, please e-mail me at for more information on your prize!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fun Friday with Emily!!!

Hello and happy Friday!!
I have a quick and simple card for you today, but I first want to remind you of our current challenge to use Bright Colors!  You only have a few days left so just remember to use a Sami Stamps image and join in!
I kept this card pretty simple.  To achieve that super bright and fun background, I used a couple of post it notes to mask off one line at a time and blended out 3 colors from the post it note out to a really soft color.  This gives a great sunburst illusion with lots of highlights.

I kept the coloring on the Poppies in my Mane image pretty simple with some light shading on the unicorn herself and some bright purple hair.  I covered the flowers and her horn in some super sparkle as well as splattering the background with some more sparkle...because it's a unicorn have to have sparkle on it!!

The whole card is finished off with a simple white embossed sentiment and some glitter dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! <3

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fun Friday with Bonnie and a chance to be Sami Stamp's NEXT Guest Designer!

Last week Sami introduced you to her NEW release called, "Flower Unicorns"
You can see all 3 Unicorns in this collection by clicking here
or you can visit Sami Stamps Etsy store by clicking here!

This week I would love to share "Flowers in My Mane"!

You can purchase her at the Etsy store by clicking here.

Would you like to be a Guest Designer for Sami Stamps?

Click here to enter your card for a chance to be our NEXT GDT! 
Remember our theme challenge is to use "bright" colors!

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Have a Magical Weekend!!