Thursday, September 29, 2011

Party til the Cows Come Home tag

Hi Everyone! This week I decided to use one of my background stamps, yay! The background stamp used is called "Wired Background" . "Party til the Cows come home" is from "Take the Cake" (an oldie but a goodie!) I also use viva decor pearl pens around the edge and some fun brown zebra ribbon. 

Now, don't be afraid to use your background stamps. With my tag here I knew I wanted a light pink background behind the cow so I decided to ink my stamp in a light brown. I love how it just barely has a design. It doesn't over power the cow but at the same time its nice to have something other than plain cardstock behind it. So now I want to see everyone start using their background stamps in lighter colors :) Ready set go! 

Thanks for checking out my project today! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Girly Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the Girly Birthday Blog hop. If you arrived here from Michelle's blog then you are in the right place! If not and you would like to start at the begining please click here

For this blog hop there are some prizes from sponsors! First prize is a $15 gift certificate from Pink by Design. Second prize is a $20 gift certificate to EAD Designs. In order to qualify for prizes you must comment on a blogs. 

When I think girly I think hot pink and black! For some reason this color combo has really stuck with my lately. So of course I had to do something punk / girly! :) This is the card I came up with.. 

The skull is cut from Rock Princess. The card shape is cut from Birthday Bash and the sign the skull is on is cut from Campin Critters. "Happy Birthday" is from Pink by Design "Scripted Year". 

Thanks for checking out my girly card! Next up on the hop is Ashley from Scrappin' Pink Piglet (I just love that blogger name!!) 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Seasons Greetings - Pink by Design Day

Hi Everyone! Its my turn over at Pink by Design's blog today. I decided to go Christmas on all of you! :) For my card I used Jolly Holidays for the ornament and "Season's Greetings" is from Pink by Design "Old Time Christmas"

Don't you just love that glitter? No its not the paper, its not stickles... its Martha Stewart glitter. I've noticed in my pictures that stickles doesn't show up very well. I've recently seen this technique about how to adhear glitter with Glossy accents! 

So hear is the easy way to add that glitter!! This is what my ornament looked like before the glitter.. kind of plain don't ya think? 

Step 1: Apply your glossy accents to the area you want to glitter. You can see that I applied it to the top portion of the ornament here.. 

Step 2: Add your glitter!! Yes it is that easy! I tend to go overboard with the glitter. I just want to make sure it gets coated 100%. And when I'm done I just put the excess glitter back in the jar so I don't waste any of it. :) 

Step 3: Wait for it to dry. I like to wait 20 minutes but it seems to dry faster than that, I just tend to be overly cautious. After its dry knock off the excess glitter. You can use a small paint brush to help get the glitter off your item. 

See.. I told you that was easy! :) Now go glitter something! Thanks for checking out my post today! ~Candace

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Greeting Farm - Birthday Anya 2!

So not sure if you all saw or not but I won a Greeting Farm challenge!! Yay!!

For winning I get this awesome blogger button and I got a free stamp. I choose Birthday Anya 2. Here is my first card with her.

"Happy Birthday" is from my FAVORITE Pink by Design set... "Birthday Birthday". Thanks for visiting! :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Seasons Greeting!! Pink by Design sneak peek

Hi Everyone! I have a sneak peek to share with you for the upcoming Ustream stamp release on Friday! 

I recently got some oval punches and I love them!! I've decided to get a little creative with the way I use the punch and not use the entire punch. Here is an easy way to change the look of your punches.. 

Step 1: Stamp your sentiment as close as possible to an edge. 

Step 2: Punch it out using your punch like below.. 

Step 3: Glue what you just punched out to the paper you want for the next layer in your punch. 

Step 4: Punch out the next layer the same way you did with the first layer. By gluing the first piece down you can center it perfectly. 

And voila! A new way to punch out sentiments :) 

Thanks for visiting!! :)