Friday, February 21, 2014

New Release: Mushroom Fairies and Guest DT Marina!

I have recently been requested to make some woodland fairies and mushrooms.  
So here it is, our Newest Release:

Joining us today as a Guest Designer is our winner from Sami Stamps Challenge 009:
I’m Marina from the UK. I work full-time in education and I have a family, but in my free-time, I make things. What I enjoy most is having an idea and trying to make it work. 
(Sometimes it works better than others!)
I’m on two design teams, Inkspirational and Pinspirational Challenges. At the moment, as well as making lots of cards, I am scrapbooking and trying to sew a present for a friend’s new baby. I have also set myself the challenge of making a Christmas card a week, and posting it on my blog.
Thank you Sami for having me as Guest Designer.
Marina Crafted a beautiful faux wood tag out of chipboard using "Mushroom Fairy." It turned out just so lovely I wanted to include her tutorial so you can make one of your own!
Sami Stamps digi Mushroom Fairy
Chipboard rectangle  (mine had a white coating on one side and bevelled edges)
Markers,  Ultra fine glitter ,Two shades of beige/brown ink pad
Clear ink pad (Versamark)  and clear embossing powder
Heat gun and hole punch
Woodgrain rubber stamp
Twine, charm, gem

1.) Color the fairy and cut it out closely. 
2.) Color the chipboard using the paler ink and stamp the woodgrain with the darker ink.

3.) Glue the fairy image onto the tag and punched a hole.  I put glue on the fairy’s wings and sprinkled them with ultra-fine glittter.
4.) Dabble the whole tag with clear ink , sprinkle it with clear embossing powder and heat it to melt. This was repeated 3 or four times till the surface was glassy smooth. The dabbing of clear ink caused particles of glitter to be transferred across the tag, which (although not originally intended!) gives the whole tag a fairy sparkle. 
5.) I finished it off with some twine, a dragonfly charm and a gem

My Design Team would love to share their examples with you this week. Such fun as always! =) A Big, BIG thank you goes to these wonderful ladies for always sharing their talent with us!

Please remember that I always love to take requests! E-mail me at and your idea just may show up as a New Release! Or even better-request your very own Custom Stamp! Click HERE for examples.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Challenge #010 and New Release: "A Little Love Struck"


 Enjoy "On My Mind" as this releases $2.00 deal!

Purchase any image and receive "Love Balloons" Free! Without purchase this image is regular price.

Joining us today as a Gust DT Member is one of our winners from 
Sami Stamps Challenge #009:

To color her image, Nancy used copics and paper piecing.

Nancy is from Sioux City, Iowa. She is married with two children and three grandchildren. She has been making cards in My Fiber Bubble since 2007 and blogging since 2009. Quilting and card making are her mental health therapy as she is currently working at a local university in student development. She has also worked for many years as a burn trauma nurse.

We are so happy to have Nancy join us today and lucky to have her design such an adorable card with Sami Stamps!

1st place winner will receive a $12.00 Gift Certificate to the Sami Stamps Shop!
2nd place will receive an $8.00 Gift Certificate to the Sami Stamps Shop!

My DT has some great inspiration for you today! The challenge this month is to "Add a touch of glitter" and my DT did just that! Their projects are wonderful examples of how to use glitter in just the right places to make your creation perfect! 


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Challenge #009 Winners

Congratulations to:

Nancy In Iowa:
I love the fun soft colors of this project. The paper piecing and glitter make it just perfect. =) 


The way Marina cropped this image made it feel cozy and warm. Just how I want to feel when drinking cup of Hot Chocolate!

Nancy and Marina, e-mail me at and I will give you more information about being a Guest Designer at Sami Stamps!

Check by the Crafter's Gallery- New projects have been added!