Monday, 10 November 2014

Card Share and Further Thoughts on The Stamps of Life Card Kit

Hi Everyone,
Sorry I am so behind in getting this out but I wanted to share the cards I made using the Stamps of Life September Card Kit

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Review of Stamps of Life September Card Kit

Hi Everyone,

I am a stamp club member of The Stamps of Life and recently joined their new card kit club.  I signed up within 3 hours but the first month which was August had already sold out!  They put me in on the waiting list and I made it onto September's list.  There is still a waiting list and right now it is only available to current club members but she will open it up soon to everyone.  Stamp Club members receive a 15% discount on everything on her site and I can say the stamps are of the highest quality.

I cannot extend a link to the card kit club as she has it in a closed video but here is a link to the site  I will let you know once it becomes open to everyone.  If  you are already a member you will have received notice. 

Below is my review of the kit,  I say in the video that I will provide the regular price but I am a little confused about that and don't want to give you the wrong info.

Would love to know what you think.  Please leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts on the kit.

Have an awesome day!

Sharon P

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Bellarific Friday

Hello Everyone,

I finally got another card completed for the Bellarific Friday Challenge!  You can check out the challenge and everyone's amazing work Here

Before we get started I just want to let you know I am not including link's to any of the Stamping Bella images as the Bella is launching a new site on Oct 1 and so the links wouldn't work past that.

This week's challenge was a sketch

My Card features Annie from the Annie and Arthur set by Christy Croll.  I stamped Annie with Gina K Black Onyx Ink and coloured her with my Spectrum Noir Markers and paper pieced her little dress.

 The paper is from an older My Minds Eye Stella &Rose stack (one of my all time fav's)  the geo sign is MME Cut & Paste, sequins are doodlebug, Hello Die cut and Mat are Mama Elephant

I used my Gold Wink of Stella to add sparkle to the sentiment as well as her hair, shoes and xo wooden label

I kept the inside pretty simple just using a little bit of left over paper and stamped the image with
Gina K Ink in Charcoal Brown

Next week's challenge is an easy one, you just need to use a Bella image, embellishments and fun papers.

I thought I would leave you with another card I did for the Bellarific Friday challenge but didn't get a chance to post it.  This one features one of my favourite Uptown Girl Flora the Cyclist.

That's it for me guys, thanks for stopping by

Sharon P

Monday, 25 August 2014

Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

This is the card I made for the Cutting Edge Blog Hop over at Pretty Pink Posh. 

I die cut the YOU  from Simon Says with a water colour piece I had done for the Watercolour for Cardmakers OnLine Card Class.  You can check out all that and all their other courses Here

The The Balloon die and Stamp  are also from Simon and I cut them with GinaK card stock (Vibarant Violet, Wild Dandilion, Lovey Lavendar and Blue Denim) and then used the stenciled them with Heidi Swapp Chevron and Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars stencils with my clear Wink of Stella.  I made the enamel dots with Viva Decor Paper PensViva Decor Paper Pens in Violet and finally the Hearts and Stars die cut from vellum.  The twine is from my stash and on the inside I used a Multi-medium  to stiffen it.

For the inside I kept in pretty simple with another balloon die and a Stamp from the Amy R It's Your Birthday.

That`s it for today but hop on over to Pretty Pink Posh and join in the fun, there are lots of great prizes!



Sunday, 3 August 2014

Getting Ready for Online Card Classes

Hi Everyone,

Tomorrow is the start of "Stretch your Stamps 2" with Online Card Classes and I can't wait!  For those of you have never taken any of Kristina Werner or Jennifer McGuire's classes there is still time to sign up and join the fun!  This class, the amazing Debbie Hughes is one of the instructors also and they have many great guest designers join throughout and fantastic prizes!   

You can take these classes anytime, and once you sign up you have lifetime access but I like the interactive choice because you can ask questions and also learn a ton from the other particpants. If you want to join or find out more click Here you won't regret it!

Anyway,  I have made a couple of cards to get my mojo going, this one was inspired by one of Jennifers latest posts on using your sentiments stamps , you can watch that  Here

I made this card for my Nephew using Paper Smooches Slang Gang stamp set, Word Bubble Die and Shopping Bag Die  (Sorry the colour is a little off in the outside picture more accurate on the inside picture.

Card stock GinaK Kraft/ Dark Chocolate, Inks Memento Rich Coco/Peanut Brittle, Stampendous detail white embossing powder, buttons & twine  from my stash

Don't you just love that little bag!

I have pulled some stamp sets from my stash which I will share tomorrow as well as the cards and I have a good storage solution for the new round blender from TH for those of you that don't yet have the mini's


Sharon P

Friday, 1 August 2014

First Everything!

Hi Everybody!

Welcome to my very first post!  A little scary but I know how kind all you crafters are so I am taking the plunge and putting my work out there....YIKES Here goes!

I love Stamping Bella and in particular love the Uptown Girls, they are just so gorgeous and girly!  I finally got a card done in time so this is my first entry for the Bellarific Friday Challenge. I used Pippa Loves to Plant and keeping in my theme of first, this is my first shaker card.

 All of the papers are from GinaK, sequins are Doodle Bug and the image is coloured with my Spectrum Noir Markers.

In future posts I will try to include links for the items used but I need to figure all that out first!

Thanks for joining me on this journey of firsts, please let me know if you love the Uptown Girls as much as I do and please subscribe!


Sharon P