Friday, March 30, 2012

Susana Loves Stamps

and so do I!!  Even better, there is a new release TODAY!!!  New Susana Loves Stamps.  I hope you are enjoying the hop and seeing these fabulous new collections.  Hopefully you just came from Kim's BLOG and saw her wonderful creation.

I get to share this lovely lady Rockstar Eyes, also know as ALEX, with you.  Isn't she fabulous?  I couldn't have a better namesake stamp, EVER :)

Rockstar Eyes is part of the Susana Loves Stamps Eyes of Beauty Collection.  Don't forget the Eyes of Dreams Collection too.  Both are wonderful and purchasing the entire collection you get a bonus stamp too. 

Susana is launching some new branding for SCACD Exclusive Stamps in general and will now be calling ANY of them Susana Loves Stamps. To be clear it does not mean she personally designed what you are seeing but she did have a part in bringing it forward. Look out for more Susana Loves projects in the works.

 All our International Friends can purchase these stamps at Quixotic Paperie

Next stop is Donalda's BLOG.  Be sure and leave her some love for her amazing work.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012


I am excited to introduce you to Malice.  She is part of the Wickidz collection being released tomorrow by Simply B Stamps.  As part of the Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls I get to participate in some of the 'darker' Simply B releases and this is one!!!

Make sure you swing by the Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls blog to see some of the other sneak peeks and tomorrow for the rest and the release!

Forever Night Challenges #32 - Purple, Black & Red (see the purple in the her socks?)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A New Release is Coming from SCACD!

It's time for another SCACD Stamp Release!!!

Susana Loves Stamps


Eyes of Dreams Collection


Eyes of Beauty Collection

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 30, 2012!!!

***Blog Candy Information Below***

Happy Spring!!!

It's time for another wonderful SCACD Stamp Release!!! SCACD is thrilled to bring you 2 new collections that will capture your hearts thru the eyes of these Beauties!!! Susana changing things up by launching some new "branding" for SCACD in this case, Susana Loves Stamps. To be clear it does not mean Susana personally designed what you are seeing but she did have a part in bringing it forward. Look out for more Susana Loves projects in the works!!!

Eyes of Dreams Collection has 4 stamps and 1 bonus stamp only available when you buy the complete set, plus a sweet discount when you buy the entire set.

Eyes of Beauty Collection has 4 stamps and 1 bonus stamp only available when you buy the complete set, plus a sweet discount when you buy the entire set.

***Blog Candy Information***

SCACD has some FUN Blog Candy to give away!!!

One stamp, of Susana's choice, from this release will be given away on each Designer's sneak peek blog post!!! So that will be 5 chances to win a stamp!!!

We know you don't want to miss a thing so be sure to visit Store Blog every day for updates and the location of the sneak peek!!!

The remaining stamps that are not shown during the sneak peeks will be revealed on Release Day, Friday, March 30, 2012!!! The stamps will be available for purchase at SCACD on the 30th as well as at Quixotic Paperie for our International Friends!!!
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Welcome Back SCACD!!

Susana's Custom Art and Card Design is OPEN again!!!  Now, GO SHOP!!!  :)

Wait, what should you buy?  I knew you would ask so have some ideas ready for you.  First, look at this sweetie called Apple Spice from the Odds and Ends Sampler.

That super fun polka dot paper is part of the Echo Park Dots & Stripes Metropolitan collection.  While you checking that out, check out all the brand spankin' new paper Susana has brought in.  I am pretty certain you need several of them!

Oh my, the new embossing folders from Couture Creations are to die for, this is just one of them!

Here is the icing on the cake.  New Dylusions stencils and stamps.  OH MY!
If you are still here, I hope it is only because you were looking at everything I have.  Where you should be is SHOPPING

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Flower Tail Mermaid

This lovely image is called Flower Tail Mermaid drawn by Elaine Cox.  She can be found in the Spring/Easter section at Sweet Pea Stamps.

The papers are from the Basic Grey Plumeria collection.  I just love the color combo for Spring.  Had to take a bit of artistic license on the bunny.  Now he looks like one from my childhood called "Spot" (of course).

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Feel Up Your Bombshell

Hello Bombshells!!! I can hardly believe my Pin Up month is actually HERE! :) Super excited!  The challenge for March with be to 'Feel Up Your Bombshell' I just knew you all would appreciate that :lol:
Basically, I want you to add texture to your Bombshell creations. Use embossing, elements, pastes, fabrics, lace/ribbon, flock, textured papers, anything you want to make your creations beg to be touched.

I used Angel Bombshell, a leopard embossing folder with ink rubbed over the raised portion to emphasize it.  Paper from Bo Bunny the for the background and paper piecing.

Come play along with us for the March Challenge.  You can link your entry directly to the BLOG post HERE if you would like or in the forum.

Can hardly wait to see the FABULOUSNESS you all create!!!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

GOTH up those cuties!

I am soooooooooooooooo excited!  I am certain that the challenge on Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls the next two weeks was made just for me!!!  It is to 'GOTH UP' those cute things you have.  hee, hee :)

So, here is my GOTH Girl 

I am loving her zebra striped pants and the veil on her hat!  You should have heard me giggle as I created her.  SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much fun!!!!  For those curious, the original 'cute' version of this image can be found here.

What are you going to "GOTH UP"?

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Shy Dragon

The minute I saw this image I fell in love!  This is Shy Dragon by Lisa Victoria for Sweet Pea Stamps.

Even with stickles for shine on his wings, this image can still make a wonderful masculine card when paired with this paper from the MME Lost and Found series.  Done with different colors, it would be perfect for a little girl as well.  I also thing it would make a great card for a baby shower. 

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

King Edgar

Edgar is still a bit pouty after his adventures with Tinker, but he has asked me to tell you all that he appreciates your concern.  Currently, he and I are working on the 'tail issue'.  In the meantime, I am only allowed to take head shots, and he does not feel like talking today.

I hope that this creation will help DIVA King Edgar feel better and know he is loved.  It was great fun to create.

I just received some new supplies from Susana at SCACD.  The image is a stamp from the Dylusions Bird on a Wire set.  Ever since I first saw this set, I knew that one day it would be living at my house.  After stamping on white cardstock, I mixed up some of the new dragonfly Luminarte mica powder with glaze and painted around the image.  I know that color doesn't look like dragonfly, but I promise you, I am 98.9% positive it is.  I was doing a lot of playing, so I may have messed up, but I don't think so.  Don't worry, I will test it again later because, well, why not?  This stuff is SO fun, that I promise, you will want to play, and play, and play and....  WAIT, where was I?  Oh, yes, how to.  The crown is one of the Maya Road Mini chipboard pieces painted with black acrylic.  The images on the bottom are the bonus stamp from the Fairylicious Collection you get when you purchase the entire set.

I then used the edge of my scissors to distress the sides and tapped on some black ink with a sponge.  I mounted it on a black piece of cardstock to give it just a teeny tiny frame.

Gingersnap Creations GC140 - Only Two Colors (as long as they aren't counting 'white' as a color)
The Play Date Cafe PDCC 122- Color Challenge
Crafts & Me- Things With Wings
Colour Create #91- Colour Challenge
Fab & Funky - Yellow
My Craft Spot #47 - for the Birds

Now it is your turn!  Time to create and PLAY!
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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Fab Friends

Soon it will be spring and the trees will be in bloom and the creatures venturing out to see the world.  I can not wait!!!  I am excited to share my version done with the image Fab Friends from the Animapeeps collection at SCACD

The tree was made using a stencil from Crafters Warehouse called Branches Reversed.  The blooms are done with Flowersoft.  I haven't used this in a while and forgot what a fabulous effect it has.  Now I need to get this card in the mail to a friend so she can enjoy an early spring as well.

Make My Monday Week #39 - Spring Flowers

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Fairies Little Companion

I love fairies and I love dragons, how could this image from ching chou kuiks Fantasy Art Collection at Sweet Pea Stamps not be one of my favorites?

This image is titled Fairies Little Companion and is part of Plate #70.  This plate has 4 great soft and innocent images on it.  Great ones for cards for little girls that love fairies, sparkles and to dream.  The background paper if from Basic Grey and the sparkles on the fairy and the dragon are done with Stickles.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls - Alter It!

BBD is back and ready to get rolling with some new challenges for 2012!!  The current challenges is to 'Alter It'.  What it?  ANY it!  Find it, play with it, love the process!!!

I decided to alter a puzzle piece using Beatrix the Witch.

I stamped the image with brown Momento ink onto card stock.  I then attempted to color it with distress inks.  I say attempt, because I didn't do the kind of job I had hoped for.  However, wielding a tiny paint brush with intent is a bit difficult for me.  Must practice more!   That said, I am happy with it.  Then I traced around the puzzle piece and cut out and glued on the paper.  I sanded the edges and the used more distress ink to darken the background behind the image and the edges.

I have an entire puzzle that I am going to gradually alter and then put together to see what the end result is.  I am working diligently to not care about which way is up, etc.  However, I suddenly realized that I might not be able to put this thing back together without a picture to guide me.  That could be an entertaining project to watch!   Before I get much further, I think I better assemble and number the backs!

Now, your turn!

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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Fluttering By

As I was out running this morning in the cold and under grey skies, I kept thinking about how lovely it will be in a few weeks when the bulb flowers start blooming.  It is always so cheerful after the gloomy late winter weather.  When I arrived home, I was determined to create something that made me thing spring.  What could be more spring than tulips?

I created this tag using some masking like Danni shared in the tutorial here and stencils like Lorraine shared in the tutorial here.

I used the tulip stamp and the butterfly from the Tulipa image from the Fall Flora Fairies.  I masked the butterfly while I inked the sky.  The swirls are created by inking a darker blue on using a stencil from Crafters Workshop.  I highlighted the base of the wings with some Smooch.  The entire tag was then spritzed with Shimmerz to give it some shine.

I am sitting here anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new Luminarte Silks and Mica Powder.  I watched THESE videos and now I MUST have them!  What colors are you going to get?

Flutter By Wednesday #192 - Open with a butterfly, fairy or angel
Crafty Ann's #60 - Anything But a Card
The Stamp Man - Colours of Spring / Easter
Cupcake Craftroom - Spring Bouquet
4 Crafty Chicks #79 - Anything But a Card

Hope your weather is sunny and bright, but if not, maybe it is time to make your own Spring!

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