Friday, July 21, 2017

Fun Friday with Deanne

Happy Friday!!!
Are you enjoying Christmas is July!!!
I am! I'm creating some cards and projects for the Holiday season!!
Here's one using Rockin' My Christmas Sweater.

May Your Holidays Be Filled With Sweet Memories

I paper-pieced her sweater and boots, layered up some Festive paper and added a sentiment and a little clay candy! Yummy!

Thanks for taking a peek at my card!!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Buzzing by on Fun Friday with Bonnie and Daisy Bumble

What's all the Buzz about?
Sami Stamps introduced two new images last week called, Little Bumbles!

I am creating with "Daisy Bumble"!
You can find her here in the blog shop
You can buzz on over to Sami Stamps Etsy Store and see her here!

She is too, too cute!

Of course, i used a couple of dies from my stash and one thing i like to do is tone down the paper behind the image, so i used some vellum, embossed it and added a bit of sparkle paint!

Sami Stamps Current challenge is "Anything Goes" with a Sami Stamps image!
Click here to go to the Sami Stamps July challenge!

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Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 7, 2017

New Release: "Little Bumbles" and Sami Stamps Challenge #51

Happy July! We are right dab in the middle of summer and I am loving it! 

Joining us today as a guest designer is our winner from Sami Stamps Challenge #49
Teresa from Paper Whims!
 Sami Stamps Image "Daisy Bumble" was used to create this card.

 And please enjoy some more cute inspiration by the Design Team!

Sami Stamps Image "Whiskers and Stingers"

Sami Stamps Image "Daisy Bumble"
Sami Stamps Image "Whiskers and Stingers"

Sami Stamps Image "Daisy Bumble"

Sami Stamps Image "Whiskers and Stingers"

And Announcing

Sami Stamps Challenge #50 Winner!

you are the winner of Sami Stamps Challenge #50!

Janice put together a simply adorable card using Sami Stamps image "Frog Glasses 2." So simple and so clean, this is my kind of card! Not to mention her coloring of the image looks great! 

Thank you for playing with us Janice, please e-mail me at to claim your gift certificate!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fun in the Sun Friday with Rae Ann

Hello!  Rae Ann here and I have some inspiration for this Fun Friday that involves a little fun in the sun.  I chose to use A Friend From the Sea for my project.  We live in the south near the water, so sea creatures are always around for us to look at.

I thought this sweet girl and her new friend were so adorable.  I colored them using Copic markers and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut them out.  I used some torn paper to create sand and the background is a paper from Bo Bunny that I got digitally from Snap Click Supply.  I absolutely love that site and One Buck Wednesday is my favorite day of the week!  I cut the sun from the panel and layered it because I had to adjust the panel to fit the card.

The theme of the challenge this month is to add something glossy or shiny.  Since I didn't think the sun was shiny enough, I added a metal crab charm for a bit of shine.  There isn't much time left, so if you have something shiny to add to a Sami Stamps project, grab it now and link it up!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fun Friday with Bonnie! It's party time with Birthday Kitty!

Hi, this is Grandma Bonnie and i have a fun card for you!
I have been taking some coloring classes at Kit and Clowder and this month we are coloring balloons.  

I thought the perfect image for me to use is Sami Stamps image called, Birthday Kitty available here!
The background balloons image is a freebie for the students of the June Kit and Clowder class.

Sami Stamps image - Birthday Kitty available here.
Have a Great Weekend!
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Fun Friday with Emily!!!

Hello and welcome back to another Fun Friday here at Sami Stamps!

I'm here to share a bright, fun watercolored card.
Watercolor can be quite intimidated for some if you don't have much experience with it.  I know I struggle with it...a lot.  But it doesn't have to be so scary.  The beauty of watercolor is its freedom.  There doesn't have to be an exactly correct way to use it.  Don't be afraid to experiment, use different materials and styles and find something that really fits who you are.

One of my favorite ways to use watercolor is for a very loose splashy background.  So that is where I started for today's card.
I stamped the background with a fun swirl design and then clear embossed it so that my watercolors would fill in those gaps and make the pattern pop.

Then I just dropped my color onto the paper.  I used a couple of blues and greens which are perfect to pair together since they don't create mud when they mix.  While that dried, I splattered little bits of water and shimmer over it to create different patterns and texture.

After setting that aside, I started to work on my Ladybug Waterlily image.  I really wanted this to be a white waterlily, but white is never just white.  So I chose a grey color that was slightly blue and a little green and added it to just the shadow parts of my image, making sure to blend it out to white towards the tips of the petals.

Waterlilies usually have yellow centers, but since there wasn't really any center to this image, I decided to add the suggestion of yellow in the center by adding just a touch of it to the inside edges of a few petals, again softening it out to white.

Once my background was dry, I took an iron to it to remove all the clear embossing powder.  I wanted to keep the swirl design but didn't want the shine of the powder so taking a hot iron to it (using a piece of printer paper on top to catch all the embossing powder) will remove whats there and leave a nice mat surface behind.

I trimmed out my waterlily, cut out a sentiment banner and mounted it all onto my card base.

The finishing touch was few clear droplets to go along with the water theme of the card.

Be sure to stop by and join in our challenge.  This month we want to see you use something glossy or shiny!

Thanks so much for visiting! <3

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Fun Friday...errr Saturday with Deanne

Oops, forgot to post this yesterday! My bad!!!
Guess what I have for you today! Yes, another giraffe!!!!
Has anyone been watching the April the Giraffe Cam? It's up and running again.Baby Taj is 2 months old and so much fun to watch!!
Here's my card using Giraffe Birthday Balloon.

Hey There!

I made it CAS because the adorable digi is too sweet to hide with embellishments :)

Thanks for taking a peek at my card today!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Fun Friday with the DT and Sami Stamps Challenge #50

Something Special for today!

The Design Team would like to share some quick and easy cards!

Sami Stamps image - Happy Butterfly Giraffe
 Deanne made this card CAS! 
Basically just a digi and stamps! Of course, a little inking on the edges!

Sami Stamps image - Striped Tie Set
Add a little fun to your Father's Day cards with an action wobble!! 

Rae Ann Beyerl
Sami Stamps image - With You
I inverted the colors so the image lines would print white
 on a black background so it would fit an inspiration photo. 
 The umbrella, skirt, and shoes were paper pieced
 since I really couldn't color the image

Sami Stamps image - Warm and Cozy
My 8 year old granddaughter said, Owls are nocturnal, grandma!
I said, this is one tired Dad/Mom owl taking care of 3 little ones.

Sadie, 8 years old (Grandma Bonnie's granddaughter)
Sami Stamps image - Hiding
Sadie loves kitties and coloring!
She decided to add her own background scene. 

And Announcing

Have a Great Weekend!!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sami Stamps #49 Winner

Hello! Hello! 

It's time to announce the winner to Sami Stamps Challenge #49!

Paper Whims!

Please contact me at to claim your gift certificate!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Fun Friday - Coloring with Michelle Houghton, Certified Copic Instructor

Youtube has a lot of information available to us as crafters. 

One of the many videos you can find is Copic Coloring.  
Michelle Houghton, a certified Copic Instructor, has been teaching classes for sometime. 
Click here to see Michelle's blog called, Scrapweaver. 

We would like to share a video she shared on Youtube, teaching basic Copic Blending, hoping this would inspire you to color up this image too!

Here is the image called, Comfy Cocoa, that Michelle Houghton will be using in her video. 
If you want to follow along, this image is available here:

Here are the Copic markers Michelle has used, 
however, it is easy to change out these colors to what you already have. 
Skin -YR000, YR01
Hair - YR31, E23, E37
Shirt- RV34, 32
Shirt tail - C1, Colorless Blender
Jeans - B35, 37

Here is how i colored up Sami Stamps image called, Comfy Cocoa using the You Tube tutorial:
Copics i used (because i didn't have Michelle used in the video)
Skin- E000, 00, 11
Hair- YR21, E13, E11
Shirt/Headband- R81, 83, 85
Jeans- B95, B23, B21
Shirt tail/cup/steam - C1, Colorless Blender

Basic Blending by Michelle Houghton 
"Copic in The Craft Room" YouTube video

Now let's see what you create using this video as a inspiration! 
You can share your card in our May challenge* here
(*Make sure you add a flower to your card for our May Challenge theme) 

Have a Great Weekend!

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Under the Sea

Hello Sami Stamps fans!  Rae Ann here to bring you this week's Fun Friday post.  I am using one of the newest releases, Roses Under the Sea.  You can find her in the shop with her sister, Flowers Under the Sea.

She was colored with Copic markers and I used the Silhouette to cut her out.  I kept the background pretty tone on tone to make it look like she was under water.

You still have time to enter our challenge.  The theme this month is to use flowers and this image is perfect for the challenge!  You have to use a Sami Stamps image to enter, but you can usually find a freebie in the shop.

If you are on Facebook, pop in to the Sami Stamps group and share your creations with us.  We would love to see them!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fun Friday with Grandma Bonnie! It's a Beauty!

My intention was to create a Mother's Day card today.
Well, once i colored up Sami Stamps image, Rose Beauty.
I found that my plan had to change.

This image called "Rose Beauty" reminds me of "Beauty" from the Beauty and the Beast.  
Simply because i decided to add yellow.  
What do you think, isn't she gorgeous?

She would still make a lovely Mother's Day card!

Don't forget we have our May challenge going on. 
All you have to do is use a Sami Stamps image and use "flowers"!
Click here to find the challenge. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, May 8, 2017

A Special Surprise from Sami Stamps!

We have a little secret we want to share with you.... 
Today is Sami's Birthday!   

Sami Stamps Design Team is sharing a few cards to celebrate!  

Rae Ann Beyerl
Sami Stamps image- Curious Gifts

Bonnie Kohane
Sami Stamps image - Tulip Beauty

 Emily Lauritzen
Sami Stamps image - Flower Bath
Deanne Saunders
Sami Stamps image - Balloon Puppy

Sami we wish you a wonderful day!
Happy Birthday!!

Friday, May 5, 2017

New Release: "Flowers Under The Sea" and Sami Stamps challenge #49

Joining us today as a guest designer we have our winner from Sami Stamps Challenge #48 
Diane Louise!

"Hello my name is Diane Louise and I am delighted to be invited to be a guest designer for May’s Showcase posting here at Sami Stamps. 

I would like to say thank you very much to Sami for giving me this beautiful mermaid digital stamp for me to use.  I really enjoyed making my card and joining Sami’s design team.

Here’s a little bit about me – I live in the North West of England with my lovely Hubby and 2 fabulous grown up children, along with our beautiful big bundle of gorgeousness, Mutley, our black Labrador dog, who brings so much fun to our household.  

I have been paper crafting since 1998 when a friend introduced me to the world of decoupage; I fell in love with card making and very quickly became addicted to my hobby... The best thing though was opening my Blog called ‘Diane Louise's Favourite Cards & Gifts’ and finding Blogland and challenge blogs, which inspired me to try new techniques and styles of cards. I have made so many lovely crafty friends along the way. "  

And as always, the design team has put together some beautiful inspiration for this month's release! 

 Sami Stamps Image "Roses Under the Sea"

 Sami Stamps Images "Flowers Under the Sea"

Sami Stamps Images "Roses Under the Sea"

 Sami Stamps Image "Flowers Under the Sea"

And Announcing

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sami Stamps #48 Winner

Happy May! 

It's time to announce the winner from Sami Stamps Challenge #48: "Emboss"

Red Obsession Cards!

Please e-mail me at for details about your prize!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Fun Friday with Emily!!

Hello and welcome back to another Fun Friday!!
Today I am sharing a super simple and adorable card using an older Sami Stamps image, but one that I absolutely love because in it's simplicity, there is so much that can be done with it!
This is the bowtie from the Striped Tie Set and I just love it!  It's the perfect bowtie!

I decided to print it off several times and colored it up in some fun masculine colors before adding it to am embossed background.  I also wanted to add a bit more embossing since that is our current theme for April, which you still have a few days left to enter!  So I heat embossed my sentiment and flagged the ends.  Then arranged everything straight down the center of my card and added a few little black dots for extra detail. 

And that's it!  Really simple and still adorable!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a fabulous weekend!! <3

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Celebrating with Balloons...

With all the glorious hype with April the Giraffe and her new baby, I thought I'd make some giraffe cards!
Here's a card with a digi called Giraffe Birthday Fun.

We're Celebrating You

Friday, April 14, 2017

Fun Friday with Grandma Bonnie!

Hello!  This is Grandma Bonnie.  April Showers bring May Flowers! 
 I love spring and summer flowers!
We have a NEW April challenge that started last week!  
All you have to do is use a Sami Stamps image and emboss something!  
You can enter our challenge by clicking here.
Today, i am creating my Fun Friday card with a Spring theme! 
Sami Stamps has a wonderful selection of Spring images that can view by clicking here!
I am using "Under Umbrella" from the Flowers and Spring category! 
You can see more details on my blog by clicking here

Don't forget to join us at Sami Stamps Facebook Group by clicking here!  
We have several Freebees to get you started creating your cards so that you can enter our challenges!!
Have a Great Weekend!!