Friday, July 21, 2017

Fun Friday with Deanne

Happy Friday!!!
Are you enjoying Christmas is July!!!
I am! I'm creating some cards and projects for the Holiday season!!
Here's one using Rockin' My Christmas Sweater.

May Your Holidays Be Filled With Sweet Memories


I paper-pieced her sweater and boots, layered up some Festive paper and added a sentiment and a little clay candy! Yummy!

Thanks for taking a peek at my card!!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Buzzing by on Fun Friday with Bonnie and Daisy Bumble

What's all the Buzz about?
Sami Stamps introduced two new images last week called, Little Bumbles!

I am creating with "Daisy Bumble"!
You can find her here in the blog shop
or
You can buzz on over to Sami Stamps Etsy Store and see her here!

She is too, too cute!

Of course, i used a couple of dies from my stash and one thing i like to do is tone down the paper behind the image, so i used some vellum, embossed it and added a bit of sparkle paint!

Sami Stamps Current challenge is "Anything Goes" with a Sami Stamps image!
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Have a great weekend!


Friday, July 7, 2017

New Release: "Little Bumbles" and Sami Stamps Challenge #51





Happy July! We are right dab in the middle of summer and I am loving it! 

Joining us today as a guest designer is our winner from Sami Stamps Challenge #49
Teresa from Paper Whims!
 Sami Stamps Image "Daisy Bumble" was used to create this card.

 And please enjoy some more cute inspiration by the Design Team!

Sami Stamps Image "Whiskers and Stingers"

Sami Stamps Image "Daisy Bumble"
Sami Stamps Image "Whiskers and Stingers"

Sami Stamps Image "Daisy Bumble"
 

Sami Stamps Image "Whiskers and Stingers"

And Announcing


Sami Stamps Challenge #50 Winner!


Congratulations 
you are the winner of Sami Stamps Challenge #50!


Janice put together a simply adorable card using Sami Stamps image "Frog Glasses 2." So simple and so clean, this is my kind of card! Not to mention her coloring of the image looks great! 

Thank you for playing with us Janice, please e-mail me at sami@adayfordaisies.com to claim your gift certificate!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fun in the Sun Friday with Rae Ann

Hello!  Rae Ann here and I have some inspiration for this Fun Friday that involves a little fun in the sun.  I chose to use A Friend From the Sea for my project.  We live in the south near the water, so sea creatures are always around for us to look at.


I thought this sweet girl and her new friend were so adorable.  I colored them using Copic markers and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut them out.  I used some torn paper to create sand and the background is a paper from Bo Bunny that I got digitally from Snap Click Supply.  I absolutely love that site and One Buck Wednesday is my favorite day of the week!  I cut the sun from the panel and layered it because I had to adjust the panel to fit the card.

The theme of the challenge this month is to add something glossy or shiny.  Since I didn't think the sun was shiny enough, I added a metal crab charm for a bit of shine.  There isn't much time left, so if you have something shiny to add to a Sami Stamps project, grab it now and link it up!

Until next time, happy crafting!


Friday, June 23, 2017

Fun Friday with Bonnie! It's party time with Birthday Kitty!

Hi, this is Grandma Bonnie and i have a fun card for you!
I have been taking some coloring classes at Kit and Clowder and this month we are coloring balloons.  

I thought the perfect image for me to use is Sami Stamps image called, Birthday Kitty available here!
The background balloons image is a freebie for the students of the June Kit and Clowder class.

Sami Stamps image - Birthday Kitty available here.
Have a Great Weekend!
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Fun Friday with Emily!!!

Hello and welcome back to another Fun Friday here at Sami Stamps!

I'm here to share a bright, fun watercolored card.
Watercolor can be quite intimidated for some if you don't have much experience with it.  I know I struggle with it...a lot.  But it doesn't have to be so scary.  The beauty of watercolor is its freedom.  There doesn't have to be an exactly correct way to use it.  Don't be afraid to experiment, use different materials and styles and find something that really fits who you are.

One of my favorite ways to use watercolor is for a very loose splashy background.  So that is where I started for today's card.
I stamped the background with a fun swirl design and then clear embossed it so that my watercolors would fill in those gaps and make the pattern pop.

Then I just dropped my color onto the paper.  I used a couple of blues and greens which are perfect to pair together since they don't create mud when they mix.  While that dried, I splattered little bits of water and shimmer over it to create different patterns and texture.

After setting that aside, I started to work on my Ladybug Waterlily image.  I really wanted this to be a white waterlily, but white is never just white.  So I chose a grey color that was slightly blue and a little green and added it to just the shadow parts of my image, making sure to blend it out to white towards the tips of the petals.

Waterlilies usually have yellow centers, but since there wasn't really any center to this image, I decided to add the suggestion of yellow in the center by adding just a touch of it to the inside edges of a few petals, again softening it out to white.

Once my background was dry, I took an iron to it to remove all the clear embossing powder.  I wanted to keep the swirl design but didn't want the shine of the powder so taking a hot iron to it (using a piece of printer paper on top to catch all the embossing powder) will remove whats there and leave a nice mat surface behind.

I trimmed out my waterlily, cut out a sentiment banner and mounted it all onto my card base.

The finishing touch was few clear droplets to go along with the water theme of the card.

Be sure to stop by and join in our challenge.  This month we want to see you use something glossy or shiny!

Thanks so much for visiting! <3