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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers. Currently at about 45%)
2. Teach paper craft classes.
3. Create Dies for Spellbinders(done)
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.
made it to CHA, and work for embellishment company I love, demo classes all in 2012-13

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spreading A Smile!













I hope you're all up to getting those Christmas cards started?  We've a mere 90 days or so left and I don't know about you but I make at least 50 cards every year.  Between my friends and family as well as about 20 for mom to mail out to all of her loved ones!


This adorable little image is staying warm in the snow shower with her flowing little scarf, mittens and muffs while she prepares to finish off her frosty friend with the carrot.  The blues and yellows in the DP made it a perfect color combination for this stamp.  A little bit of glitz, glam and that beautiful Lovely View Die (four of them to be exact) under and around the image circle.  I think it brought a lacy effect to the project, I could literally use it in every project in one way or the other!  

INGREDIENTS: 
NEW Home for the Holidays Candi Bean image "Spread A Smile Of Joy" 
"Postage Stamps" is Vintage Affections Sentiment Set
Designer Paper is Glitz - Vintage Blue


MEDIUMS: 
Distress Ink Faded Jeans
Copic Ink: 
Hair E21,25,29
Scarf E50,51,53,55
Girl Outfit B97,95,93,91
Carrot YR04,01,000
Hat Y21,E33,37
Snowman C3,1,00,B0000


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Prima - Say It In Pearls
Kaiser Craft Pearls
American Crafts Ribbon
Snowflake - recycled xmas card embellishment
Cheery Lynn Cuties die B149
WOC Spiral Stamens - white
Lace is stash
Really Reasonable Ribbon blue netting

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

Throw smiles around like their confetti
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

New Candi Bean "Home For The Holidays Collection"

 Little Darlings Rubber Stamps is so pleased to announce 
the newest CandiBean collection
"Home For The Holidays"


This beautiful collection consists of 5 rubber stamps that are perfect to use in making handmade holiday gifts, decorating gift bags, gift tags, holiday home decor items, tree ornaments, or as the actual gift themselves!  They are sweet and beautiful... each demonstrating the joy of the holiday season.

This holiday collection is paired with an 
elegant sentiment set: 'Postage Stamps', from the Vintage Affections product line.   These sentiments are the perfect choice to add to all of your holidays gifts and tags, whether you're sending gifts through the mail or giving the gift by hand.  Each sentiment is individually backed with cling foam and is contour cut.  And each offers it's own interpretation of Victorian elegance!

These playful CandiBean stamps are offered at the low, low price of 
only $10.99/each!!!
 AND,
our lovely Vintage Affections 4x6 sentiment sets are
 only $12.49/each!!!
Now, how about a fun Hop and a GIVEAWAY to celebrate???
We are giving away THREE prizes to THREE randomly selected winners!
1st Prize- 3 Stamps of your choice from the Home for the Holidays Collection
2nd Prize- 2 Stamps of your choice from the Home for the Holidays Collection
3rd Prize- 1  Stamp of your choice from the Home for the Holidays Collection
Here's what you need to do (if you haven't done already):
1. Like our Facebook Store page HERE
2. Become a Follower of our Facebook Fan page HERE.
3. Hop to each of our Design Team Blogs (below) and leave some love.
4. Come back to the Inspiration Blog HERE and leave a comment!
We love getting comments on our individual blogs 
but to be eligible for the draw,
you must also leave a comment on the Inspiration blog!
That's it!
 LET'S HOP!
Ann Marie Governale
Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 28th here 
and on our Facebook page!
Now to show you my showcase project for the day! 
(All winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize)
INGREDIENTS: 
"Can I Ski Too" Candi Bean image at LDRS
Vintage Affections "Postage Stamps" sentiment from LDRS
Winter Blues DP by Michele Roos
Cuttle Bug embossing folder


 MEDIUMS: 
Copic Ink:
Hair E34,35,37
Skin E04,E13,E21,E00,E00,E93,E95
Penguin C4,2,0,Y21,26
Shadow BG01,000,0000
pants and scaft R81,83,39
Glasses /Coat/Boots BG10,15,23


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
The Paper Studios Spare Parts gem brads
Shapeology from Whimsy Vintage Sleigh, Tall Timber, Snowflake border dies, Winter greens trio
Spellbinders dies postage
Offray Ribbon
Organza from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stickles


 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
"Up a little higher. You can reach it. Go on, try."
  
 If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Current Candy

My current Candy has a few more hours, so if you love dies as much as I do, join in and put your address into the linkin at the bottom of the post





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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Arabian Beauty!


 Happy Wednesday friends!  OMGoodness, did you see that there is a NEW Candi Bean release coming out this weekend?  There is a FB party to kick off the event you can join here if you too love these cute little images!

Now that I've announced the newest arrival to Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, I'm going to move right onto today's project!  This sexy and Arabian beauty "Genie" is one of the stamps I've been dying to ink up and color for almost a year now!  She may be one of the first Saturated Canary rubber stamps from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps but she's a goody!

I grabbed the "All in One" die set Darling Square Set to create today's project, so I went right into cutting the design paper from the largest die in the set.  It's full of flowers and rectangular holes that create a lovely texture all the way around your project to perfectly frame you in.

Secondly, I grabbed some of the other littler parts of this great coordinated "All in One" set.  The vine die, the sentiment frame and of course the two different sized flower dies were perfect to enhance the look of the frame!  Compiling large and small flower cuts with some WOC pearl brads made embellishing simple.  I popped some pearls on the flowers in the vine and added them to the right side of the image climbing upward to offset all the lovelies on the bottom of the card!  This set has everything you need!

So, here she is!  What do you think?



INGREDIENTS: 
Saturated Canary image "Genie"
Vintage Affections "Friends" Sentiment at LDRS 
Darling Square Custom Die Set
Majestic Labels 25 Spellbinders Die
Zip-A-Dee-Doodle Stamps
Authentique Collection DP "Loyal"


 MEDIUMS: 
Copic Ink:  
Skin E04,E13,E21,E00,E000,R30 cheeks RV52,55
Eyes are B12,B28
Hair E08,19,29
Studio G Ink
Copper leafing pen
Recollections white emboss powder


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
WOC Pearl brads
Prima Say It In Pearls
Jolee's boutique pearls
Ribbon from Stash
Shabby Blue Frantage and Shabby White


 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the World!
(John Evelyn)
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!

  Thank you for visiting,
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Falling in with Shaylee and some Candy!


Hello crafty friends!  It's Tuesday morning and Autumn has struck the state of Michigan this week, the leaves are becoming red and gold and it inspired me to design Shaylee from Art by Miran with the beautiful colors of autumn today!

This sweet little fairy with glitter in her hair and blushing cheeks was just a delight to color!  Her wings are fluttering among the flowers while she gazes off into the future of the season to come!  A simple card base of lovely My Minds Eye dp and some great ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbons and some of my new WOC stamens in white, brought this card together beautifully!

Anyway, I hope to have inspired you to grab a fairy and color with the tones of autumn!  As always, have fun!

It's time for another one of my die giveaways!  It's been such a long time!  This is one of my favorite die designs with Whimsy Stamps!  Just enter your link below and I'll choose a winner on the 19th!  That's right you only have a few days but after this winner there's a really wonderful candy next!  

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Win this die!


 INGREDIENTS:
Shaylee Digital Stamp by ArtbyMiRan
Design Paper is The Sweetest Thing Tangerine by My Minds Eye
Fall Harvest Sentiment by Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
Darling Square Set Die by Little Darlings Rubber Stamps


MEDIUMS: 
Copic Ink:  Skin E04,E13,E21,E00,E000, RV52,RV55
Leaves and background YR12,YR14,YR09,YG91,95,97
Wings Y00,Y19,Y21, BG10,BG15,BG18
Hair YR12,YR14,YR09
Dress E51,53,55
Ranger Distress Ink Rusty Hinge


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Stickles
WOC Flowers
WOC Spiral Stamens White


 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn.
Emily Dickinson
 
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!

  Thank you for visiting,
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

It's Halloween Party Time at Treasured Times




Hello everyone, and welcome to our Halloween Release Party! We're so glad you could make it!


If you've arrived here first please come on over to our FB event
https://www.facebook.com/events/382422865244794/
where we will be hosting the party and giving away a ton of prizes.

Once the party is over head to the Treasured Times Blog, comment on the release and follow the inspiration blog for a chance to win 1 of each of these new stamps being released today, and the prize package shown below.

Prizes by My Minds Eye.

               Now to give you a look at all the new Halloween stamps                                              being released this year.  I'm going to show you the images black and white and the colored image by the dt but your going to have to stop in on the blogs for the projects!  Such talented ladies!
                                                      
    Trixie The Witch Illustrated by Erica Nicomedi.
                          
                    Card by DT member Keeley Ainsworth.


Ripley Illustrated By Christy Hartman.
                 Card By DT member Marnie Bushmole.


    Dragon Boy Illustrated By Jehanne Silva Freimane     
Card by DT member Nia Smith.


Emo Mummy Girl Illustrated By Jehanne Silva Freimane
                                            
                                   Card by DT member Kelli Arkell Hull.
  

Emo Devil Girl in Tutu Illustrated By Jehanne Silva Freimane.        
                                 
Card By DT member Melanie Smith.


Little Witch Illustrated By Jehanne Silva Freimane.      
                                                Card By DT member Kelli Arkell Hull.


Halloween Lilly Mae Illustrated By Jody Stacy.
Card By DT member Tracy Freeman.


Halloween Rosey Illustrated By Tracy Lynn-Miller.
                             

Card By DT member Valou Allard.


Halloween Scarecrow by Tracey Malnofski.  
                        
Card By DT member Christa Cornelissen.

Now it's time for me to share my release project with the Dragon Boy stamp!  I decided that the stamp is plump and larger but just adorable enough to make a wobbler card with!  Then I thought, how cute would it be on a candy package!  So I decided to create a DIY candy share that any child would be glad to share in their class.  
  

Please don't forget to comment on this post and follow the inspiration blog, so that you have a chance at winning all of the Halloween stamps you see in this post, and the other prizes shown in the photo at the top!!!  Winner will be announced September 17th.
I enjoyed making the first one so much that I decided to share how the box was made as well as how I fussy cut out the illustration and popped it up onto the package with the wobbler device from Hobby Lobby.  So, to view the video I created, visit my youtube channel.  I hope you all get inspired to try the wobbler!  It's so darling!

Learn how to make this for yourself!



If the video is not functioning properly, you can find it on my youtube channel here 
https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DuA78rEds11s%26feature%3Dyoutu.be&h=vAQEyQg1P


INGREDIENTS: 
Bo Bunny Apple Cider collection design paper
Dragon Boy image at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps
Fall Harvest Sentiments by Little Darlings Rubber Stamps


 MEDIUMS: 
Copics used E00,E04,E11,E21,E93,E95
Y21,Y26,Y28 for the body
E42,E44,E47 for the sign
E50,E55,E57 for the cape


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
The Paper Studios Die Cuts
Memory Mate Halloween by Dress It Up buttons
Gauze altered with Distress Ink
Stickles
Pop Dots

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
You wouldn’t believe On All Hallow Eve
What lots of fun we can make,
With apples to bob And nuts on the hob,
And a ring-and-thimble cake.
~~ Wish you a Happy Halloween~~
 
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!

  Thank you for visiting,
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