September 15, 2014

North Coast Creations September Release

Welcome to North Coast Creations September Release! This month, North Coast Creations is releasing two Christmas stamps and one Fall stamp set.  Continue reading below to find out how you can win one of two North Coast Creations $10 Gift Certificates good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps.

Today, I'm sharing two cards created with the Gnome What? stamp set

I stamped the Mushroom on Kraft card stock, coloring the leaves and flowers with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, and added White Gel Pen to the mushrooms.

To created this card, I paper pieced both the Gnome and Mushroom, the sentiment is stamped in Black on the smallest tag from ODBD Recipe Card and Tags Die.

Product Available from NCC:

Product available from ODBD:

Prize Details:
Two randomly selected winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate to North Coast Creations, good towards the purchase of NCC stamps,  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until September 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the NCC Blog or the participating designers blogs for a chance to win!   Winners will be posted September 18th, on the North Coast Creations Blog, so be sure to check back there to see if you are one of the winners! 

For more inspiration using the September Release you can see the other Designers projects on the North Coast Creations Blog, or visit their blog links below:

Sandee * Julie * Lori * Amber * Dawn * Lisa (you are here)

For additional inspiration, you can also follow North Coast Creations on Pinterest and "like" them on Facebook!

Thanks for stopping by! 

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September 12, 2014

From Drab to Fab - Bloggers Challenge

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Stitch in Time Challenge, the challenge this week is Alter It.

No stamping on my altered project this week, I applied DecoArt Chalky Finish in Vintage to turn a drab from into a FAB frame! I just love the weathered vintage feel.


Here's the frame before I added the paint

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Alter It Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

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September 11, 2014

I Count my Friends - Book Card

I created my book card using stamps, dies and pattern papers from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I love the quote from the Stitches stamp set, here I paired it up with the basket of yarn from the Hand Knit stamp set. I added color to the image using STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor pencils, then die cut the stamped panel using the ODBD Custom Knitting Basket and Yarn Dies.  The beautiful papers are from the Soulful Stitches Paper Collection.

Challenge entered - ODBDSLC213 - Stitch It

Stamps - ODBD Hand Knit, Stitches
Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Ranger Coffee Archival
Card Stock - Espresso, Vanilla
Other - Ink Blending Tool, Dimensionals, STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, ODBD Custom Knitting Basket and Yarn Dies

Thanks for stopping by!
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September 9, 2014

Get a Jump Start on your Holiday Projects

Welcome to the Creations by AR Design Team Christmas in September Blog Hop! This month the Creations by AR Team members are sharing creations made with the new Gingerbread Gift Bag, Starry Tree and  Stack a Snowman templates.  These three new templates are sold separately, or you can purchase the 2014 Winter Bundle which includes all three templates for $12 (a savings of $3 if bought separately). 

Creations by AR templates are available for use with Electronic Cutting Machines and also as PDF's for those who do not yet own machines. Continue reading below to see how you can win one of these new templates!

I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the template pieces for my projects.

To embellish the Gingerbread House, I added Zva Creative Gems to the door, lollipop centers and wreath, and curtains to the windows.  I used DecoArt Texture Sand Paste along with "fine glitter" to add snow to the roof and snow hills.

To embellish the tree from the Starry Tree Kit, I added stickles to the points of the star and the centers of the pattern of the tree panel.

Card Stock - Vanilla, Espresso
Other - Creations by AR Starry Tree SVG File, Creations by AR Gingerbread Gift SVG File, Zva Creative Gems, Dimensionals, Stampin' Up! Designer Paper, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Fine Glitter, DecoArt Texture Sand Paste, White Gel Pen, Stickles, Silhouette Cameo, Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal

Prize Details:
To participate and be eligible to win, simply leave a comment on each designers blog hop post and/or the Creations by AR Facebook Page by September 12, 2014, NOON EDT.  This month there will be three random winners, be sure to leave comments on all of the DT members Blogs and the AR Facebook page to increase your chances of winning!  The random winners will be announced on September 13, 2014, on the Creations by Facebook Page and Adela's Blog.

For more inspiration using these templates be sure to visit the other Designers Blogs:

AdelaJulia  * DorisLoriLynLisa E.Monica * Patti J.  * TinaLisa S. *  Sue K.

Thanks for stopping by!
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September 8, 2014

Dream...Create...Inspire - MOJO362

Happy Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday! Inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, I used Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Lilac and 3 Step Hydrangea stamp sets, along with the word stamps from the Vintage Words set to create my card. 

Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps Vintage Words, 3 Step Hydrangea, Multi Step Lilac
Ink - Lavender, Amethyst, Lilac, Turquoise, Teal, Olive, Artichoke
Card Stock - Black, White
Other -  Black Gems, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Butterfly Embosslit, Big Shot, Authentique Pattern Paper, Misc. Pattern Paper

Color Recipe:
Lilac #3 Lavender, #2 Lavender stamp off, #1 Amethyst, #4 Lilac
Leaves #2 Olive, #1 Olive stamp off, #3 Artichoke
Stem #2 Olive , #1 Olive stamp off
Hydrangea - #2 Turquoise, #2 Turquoise stamp off, #1 Turquoise stamp off 2x's, #4 Teal

Thanks so much for stopping by, for more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration, be sure to visit the other Design Team Members: 
 Connie • Lynn • Maria 

Have a wonderful week!

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