Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!

Thank you all so much for all the support and blog love! I think I was able to follow each of you back, if I didn't please let me know and I definitely will!

Now without further ado, the winner is:


Congrats! Please send me an e-mail at gabylowe at hotmail dot com with your name and where you'd like your prize mailed. :)

Thanks again everyone! I will definitely do this sometime soon again! <3

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Insprired Stamps DT Call

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I decided to toss my hat in the ring last minute. I am not the kind of person who likes to do things last minute, but after hemming and hawing over it I thought I'd give it a go. For this card I wanted to make Inspired Stamp's Winter Ruth into a Valentine/Love card. Her hands are interchangeable with items like an ornament, cross, heart, present, a cupcake and a bible. I used the heart for this one and added some Hero Art's hearts at the top on the little flags I hand cut. Also, I wanted to give her a warm and cozy feel. Since I had some more snow pen left over from Christmas, I thought I'd give her a (faux fur) furry collar and also put some on the bottom ruffles of her dress. Then stamped the sentiment from my new Ali Edward's stamp on the flag going horizontal.
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I also needed to make some more Any Hero cards for Operation Write Home, so I thought I'd use Inspired Stamp's His Little One's Solider with a Helmet stamp. I die cut three different sizes of stars in red, white and blue and adhered them to each other. For the background of the card I stamped over and over in alternating order two scripture stamps also from Inspired Stamps. The scriptures were James 1:2 and Isaiah 30:15. Then I covered the edges of the card with see through washi tape. Lastly I made a banner and stamped thank you, as this card will be going to a random service member to thank them for their service.

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And my last project I entered with my application was this upcycled tag. I'm a huge fan of running plastic packaging though my cuttlebug for projects. Instead of tossing it into the rubbish, why not use it in a crafty way? That's what I chose to do for this winter tag using the Winter Ruth stamp and sentiment. I decided not to have her hold anything, but to leave it as is. I think it looks like she has her hands in her pockets, keeping warm. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Inky and glittery fingers for all!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Whom do you love?

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I have heaps of left over googly eyes from making my husband Reinbeer for Christmas. So I thought I'd do a card with an owl since they've got such big eyes. I also just got a parcel today from Two Peas with Valentine's goodies inside. We all know my love of puns, so really it wasn't too hard to think of what I wanted to do for a card today!

I started off Copic coloring in the owl, nothing fancy, at all. Since the googly eyes were self sticky, I just peeled the backing off and adhered them directly to the Owl's eyes. I got the new Doodlebug Valentine's twine and thought I'd take it a lil over the top and add a teeny tiny bow to the owl's ear. Using my Cricut I die cut two hearts in two different shapes. Stamped the Kraft heart with Hero Art's woodgrain stamp using Versa Mark ink and sprinkled sea foam embossing powder on it. After I heat embossed it and let it cool, I glued it to the center of the red Doodlebug polka dot paper and set it aside. I cut a piece of Pebbles 'I Heart You 12X12 With Love Collection' cardstock about a 1/4 of an inch smaller than my Kraft card base and adhered it down. I used the branding strip on that same piece of Pebbles paper for the strip of hearts and punched a scalloped boarder of Kraft to layer it on top of. Lastly I wrapped some more of the Doodlebug Valentine's twine around it three times and adhered that portion of the card to the Kraft card base. Attached the two hearts and then the owl went on last. Finally I stamped the sentiment with Lawn Fawn's Smitty's ABCs and the card was done! :)

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Here's another variation I made with a Hampton Arts owl with balloon stamp and a boarder made out of Hero Art's Sweet Hearts Clear Stamp Set and Copics.

Thank you all so much for entering my blog candy giveaway! I can't believe I'm up to almost 40 followers! You all rock! To sweeten the deal ...If I hit 50 followers before the giveaway ends I'll add some extra "sugar" into the prize!

Inky and glittery fingers for all!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Blog Candy!!

Yay, we made it to 30! Thank you so much for following my blog! The picture of the blog candy is in the post below. It contains four Studio Calico limited mini sets that came with their kits and one full set with telephones and clocks. There's a mini Lawn Fawn stamp that says 'Thank You' that is only available when you order directly from them. A mini Technique Tuesday set with icicles. Two Prima flower sets, one with roses that is blue and pattered and the other are smaller daises with pearl centers. A Jenni Bowlin silver floral rub on sheet. A BoBunny flower from their Gabrielle collection. A full Close to My Heart set that features Helen Keller quotes & large daisy flowers with separate individual leaves and a mini honey bee set. There's also a Tim Holtz distress embossing powder in Corduroy. A Prima washi-like tape that has a peel and stick backing to it that is brown with white musical notes printed on it. Two Doodlebug twine letter sticker sets in bon bon & swimming pool and a set of their red jewels. A package of Mistable fabric die cuts with their own peel away backings. Last, but not least a set of Bloomer fabric and button flowers by Basic Grey.

You must be a follower of this blog and comment on this post for the initial entry. To follow you need to click the follow tab on the upper left corner of the blog in the blogger bar or click the blue "join this site" tab that is below my profile and above those who already follow.

For additional entries:

1)Have a friend follow my blog and comment here again with their user handle or name for another entry.

2)Post a link to my blog and share this post about the candy on Facebook and comment here again for another entry.

3)Post a link to my blog on Twitter with an @gablow and come back here and comment again.

4) "Like" my Facebook page and come back here to comment once more.

The more times you comment on this post, the more entries you get! Make sure to comment here after you've done any of the tasks above!

I will post the winner next Wednesday, January 18th using Thank you so much and I hope everyone had an awesome weekend!

Inky and glittery fingers for all!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Blog Candy Sneak Peek

Just a sneak peek at the very first blog candy I'll be giving away once I have 30 followers! More details to come. :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Karber Challenge

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This card I made with the adorable Karber clear stamp set, Hawaii. Being a girl from Hawaii, I just had to have this set! I made this card to submit to Karber's current challenge for January, Use Some Bling!

For this card I paper piece the heck out of the lil hula wahine! I stamped her ti leaf skirt on some Bo Bunny vinyl ribbon with brown StazOn ink and cut it out. I ran a green apple Copic marker along the edges of the ribbon where I cut it to make sure it blended in well and there wasn't any white fabric showing. I stamped the haku lei on her head again and colored it and placed tiny bits of bling in the center of each flower. I mostly wanted to paper piece the haku lei to give it some dimension. Plus it let me be a lil more carefree when Copic coloring. Side note ...I used the flash for this picture, so the color looks a lil off, but you can see the bling a bit better.

For the base I cut four scrap pieces into small squares and applied them down in a color blocking like look. Then I cut two circles on my Cricut, one 1/2 inch larger than the other. On the blue circle I stamped the Aloha sentiment from the stamp set repeatedly till it covered the entire circle. I colored in the sun from the same set it yellows with a hint of orange and adhered it to the top right slightly off the circle. For the banner on the bottom I embossed the Aloha sentiment on a strip of paper and cut out in a rectangle with two slightly smaller rectangles. I edged them both with an orange Copic to make sure no white core was showing. By adhering the center part with the sentiment with foam adhesives and the two flags with tape runner adhesives, it gave it a 3-D look. I curled up the ends of the flags a smidge for bit more dimension and I then I was finished.

Thank you again for the continued support of my blog with the comments and followers! Only one more follower needed and I'll post the blog candy! I'm so excited! I'll post a picture here soon! I've got heaps of goodies wanting a new home! :)

Inky and glittery fingers for all!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Another for Lawn Fawn's CHA challenge.

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Just another submission for Lawn Fawn's CHA and catalog challenge. This one I stamped the background with the cotton candy stamp from their Admit One set and colored them in blue and pink. Which cotton candy tastes better to you? There's a difference, you know! ;) I'm going to have to go with blue, though I'll take pink in a pinch.

For the Polaroid image, I stamped the Polaroid from their Say Cheese set and cut it out, including the center. On a separate piece of cardstock I cut out a square just a smidge larger than the center I cut out. On that I stamped the Ferris wheel from the Admit One set slightly off to the side and colored it in with Copics. I added the gems again and this time a lil bit of gold stickles. Then I cut out the dog from the Critter's in the Burbs set. The first thing I did was color in the center of the dog's collar tag with Ranger's embossing pen. Then I sprinkled silver embossing powder and heat embossed it for a metal look. Then I colored him in with greys and a red collar with Copics. I did one last cotton candy in pink and cut it out. I also decided last minute to color in the sky area in a light aqua. Then I set the Polaroid cutout over the square with the Ferris wheel and decided where I was going to attach the dog with the cotton candy. Once I got it in place I attached the dog and cotton candy with foam adhesives. Only then did I glue down the Polaroid in place. Before adhering the finished piece to the card base I tied two colors of twine in a bow at the bottom. Once everything was adhered I did faux stitching hashes with a white gel pen.

Thank you all so much for all the awesome comments, they all meant so much to me! And a special thank you to all my new followers! I'll be doing a blog candy giveaway once I reach 30 followers, only four more to go! I'll make an official post once I start the giveaway.

Inky and glitter fingers for all!