Monday, September 22, 2014

Santa's Helper from Art By Mi Ran at Treasured Times Stamps

Happy Monday to all of my friends!! I hope that your weekend was spectacular and full of crafty fun and that your week will be special as well! 

Today I would like to share with you quite a simple card that I made with the darling Santa's Helper designed by the quintessentially talented Mi Ran Jung for Treasured Times Stamps. She is the cutest little helper in her Santa dress and cap and standing next to a sleigh full of Christmas packages.


The base and double matting is from CutCardstock, I can't remember what DP I used, and the image was stamped on Cryogen White. I decided to use traditional Christmas colors on this one. The image was colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding Liquid Applique for the fur on her costume and both Prisma Glitter and Diamond Dust for the snow. For the horizontal I used green organza ribbon tied into a double flat bow to dangle 3 holiday bells. The green pearls soften all of the corners and finally I added a sleigh and a couple of reindeer buttons across the sky!! I hope you like her!!!

SWEET STUFF!!!


I have TWO of these deeply etched red rubber stamps with cling cushion attached and they would love a new home. Is that home yours?? Just leave a comment on this posting before Wednesday at midnight ET and you will be in for the draw. You will certainly have them in time for your own holiday cards! Good luck!!

Thank you all so much for coming by to see what's happening in my world and I hope to see you again real soon!! Until the next time, I send Big Hugs!!!!


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Love at SRTC!

Hello, everyone....I hope that you are all well and enjoying each of your moments!! Fall is definitely in the air in these mountains and the leaves are already beginning to turn and soon will be on the ground...argh!!! But at least it isn't as bad as some of our northern neighbors who have already had snow...EEEEEKKKKK!!!

I wanted to share my Southern Ridge Trading Company blog easel card which I made a week or so ago and couldn't post on my blog because of computer craziness!



This one was so much fun to make and I really like the way it turned out. I used a couple of pieces from the SRTC shop which I think really made a statement on the card. I used FRA-130 and Love from the WDG-310.


The darling image I used inside the frame is the cute Heart Sign designed by the very talented Mi Ran. She was colored with Copics and Promarkers adding lots of Glossy accents to the hearts and hair ties. I added lots of red pearls around the frame and to soften the corners. I also used a double flat bow of organza ribbon in the upper left corner and all of the flowers used in the right corner are from WOC: Roses and Hip Rosebuds and heart pins.


For the base of the card I used the script Love and another bow to serve as the stop for the card.

Thank you so much for coming by today and, as always, I appreciate your comments so much. Have a wonderful weekend and until the next time, big hugs!!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Challenge #15 at Art By Mi Ran Challenge Blog...and WINNERS...and SWEET STUFF!!

Happy Friday, everyone!!! I hope that you have all had a wonderful week and are prepared for an even better weekend! I am ready for a little getaway so I am taking my Auntie on a road trip from Sunday until Tuesday!! Keep your fingers crossed that I come back home a very wealthy woman...wink and giggles!!

Today is the first day for Challenge #15 at the Art By Mi Ran Challenge Blog where ANYTHING GOES!!! So I hope you will come over and join in with us so that you will be in line for some very sweet images. We would love to see your beautiful creations!!

For my card I have used the darling little Travelling Torrie and she is just the cutest thing!!



She was colored with Copics and Promarkers adding some Star Dust Stickles to her collar and socks. I have used CutCardStock for the base and all double matting and the image is stamped on Cryogen White. The DP is Parisian Dreams by Jenny Ellory. The little sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and is from the Vintage Travel Postage Stamps set cut out with the Mini Postage Stamp Die. The flowers are all from WOC (Cottage Roses, Hip Rosebuds, Carnations, Sweetheart Blossoms) and are resting on diecut leaf swirls from Cheery Lynn. I used organza ribbon for the horizontal, tied into a triple, two layer bow to anchor a suitcase charm. The pearls are from my stash.

WINNERS...

Mr Random.org has selected the following winners on my blog during the Whimsy Stamps blog hop....

Penelope Little Ironing

Jenee
Pat K


Holiday Party

mags
Margreet

Congratulations!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prize and send me an email with your mailing address before Saturday at midnight ET so that I can get your prizes out to you right away!

SWEET STUFF!!!

Mr Random.org will select TWO from today's comments to receive your very own digi image of Travelling Torrie...so leave a comment before Sunday at 8 AM and you will be in for the draw. I will be out of town until Tuesday so will report in at that time.

Thank you all so much for coming by and I hope to see you again real soon!! Until the next time I send best wishes and big hugs!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Day 2 - Whimsy Stamps 2014 Holiday Release - Part 1 and SWEET STUFF!!!!

Hi Whimsy fans and welcome to Day 2 of our ... 2014 Holiday Release - Part 1
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 ... TOMORROW!

 We are thrilled to welcome Linda, Lis and Stephanne as our Guest Designers for this release. We are also excited to welcome some of our artists as guest designers this month. Welcome ladies! Yesterday we sneak peeked the new Crissy Armstrong, Meljen Designs, Elisabeth Bell and Raindrop Echo Designs products. Today we are excited to show you the brand new Art by Mi Ran, Time for Tea Designs, Wee Stamps and SC Design stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these products, hop on over to the Whimsy blog!

 For today's project, I inked up the beautiful HOLIDAY PARTY from the Art By Mi Ran Collection for Whimsy Stamps.


She was colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding lots of Prisma Glitter for the bubbles and Silver Wink of Stella for the earrings, dress straps, and purse handle and closure. The DP is from the old BG Jovial paper pad. The rhinestones, ribbons, and poinsettia are from my stash. For the absolutely darling sentiment I have used the NEW Christmas Mini Tag Sentiment Set cut out with the NEW Stitched Tags Die Set. I hope you like her




PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 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.

Bev Rochester 
Shannah Bartle 
Mi Ran (Artist and GDT) 
Ellie Stover 
Debbie Eastman 
Iris Wiechmann 
Lis Murphy (GDT) 
Danni Bindel 
Jacque Beddingfield 




SWEET STUFF!!



Before you go, I want to let you know that I have two extra Holiday Party stamps who need a new home! Just leave a comment below and you will be in for the draw right here on Thursday!

Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the release day grand hop! Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Day 1 - Whimsy Stamps 2014 Holiday Release - Part 1 and SWEET STUFF!!!



Welcome to Day 1 of our ... 2014 Holiday Release - Part 1

We are super excited to announce that this month's release is our very first HOLIDAY RELEASE of 2014! We have so many fantastic holiday stamps and dies this year that we have split them into 2 releases. We are releasing part 1 of the collection this week, and will release the second part next month. Over the next 3 days we will reveal 22 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 7 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday. We are thrilled to welcome Linda, Lis and Stephanne as our Guest Designers for this release. We are also excited to welcome some of our artists as guest designers this month. Welcome ladies!


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 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. Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Meljen Designs, Elisabeth Bell and Raindrop Echo Designs stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, hop on over to the Whimsy blog!

 For today's project, I inked up the darling little PENELOPE LITTLE IRONING by the amazing Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps...


This little cutie was colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding Prisma Glitter to the lace and Wink of Stella Silver for the iron. The DP is from the First Edition Bella Rose paper pad.The pearls are from my stash and I have used WOC Chrysanthemum, Hip Rosebuds, a Cosmos Daisy and a Magnolia. The ribbon is PTI tied into a double flat bow to anchor a little iron button. I hope you like her!!


 So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate:

Danni Bindel 
Linda Klaringe (GDT) 
Louise Roache 
Crissy Armstrong (GDT) 
Jacque Beddingfield 
Iris Wiechmann 
Bev Rochester 
Stephanne Maraver (GDT) 
Shelby Thomas 
Shannah Bartle


SWEET STUFF!!




But before you hop along, I have two extra Penelope Little Ironing girls who are looking for a new home. Just leave a comment below and you will also be in for the draw right here on Thursday!  Good Luck!!

Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog  as well as right here again tomorrow for the second day of sneak peeks. Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope to see you again tomorrow. Happy hopping!