Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Corinne and Irene

Hello everyone! Today we are doing a hop for two very special ladies. Happy birthday to Corinne and her twin sister Irene. 


Betty from Simply Betty Stamps was very generous and drew two images as a surprise. One of Corinne and one of Irene. I have colored them up with the next generation Spectrum Noir markers. I also used Pop 'n cuts system designed by Karen Burniston. 

Here are my two cards. 

First up is Irene

Here is the front of the card

When the card is open, up pops the presents


Here is a close-up of the image



The colors used: 
Hair: FS9, OR1, CR10, CR8, DR7, EB4
Pants: TB9, TB8, TB6
Shirt: CG4, JG1, DG3, JG7
Skin: CR3, FSFS7, FS4, FS9

Here is Corinne's card

The card front


When the card is open, up pops Corinne sitting on a park bench



Here is a close-up of the image



Here is a close-up of the image:
Hair: FS9, OR1, CR10, CR8, DR7, EB4
Pants: TB9, TB8, TB6
Shirt: IG10, IG8, IG6
Skin: CR3, FSFS7, FS4, FS9

Blog List:

Betty Roberts ( Vannessa Bland,Carmen Shannon, Barbara Haines Ettinger) http://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com/
Tanja Charles,BreAnn McFarland, Samantha Valantean http://craft-teeinthecity.blogspot.com/
Tanya Johnson http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com/
Jackie Rakoski-Diediker http://stampingsister.blogspot.com/
Sian Hillman http://serendipity-cards.blogspot.co.uk/
Lucy Gregg http://loopylass2010.blogspot.co.uk/
Karen Pimblett http://www.kraftykarensblogspot.co.uk/wordpress
Maggie Cox Schoener www.maggiescathouse.blogspot.com
Wendy Billings www.jazzydoodledesigns.com
Darcy Schroeder http://craftingwithdarcy.blogspot.com/
Sheri Scraps www.mammasscrappin.blogspot.com
Bettina Leikvoll www.bettandshobbykrok.blogspot.com
Lori Gauerke www.thehappystamperinwisconsin.blogspot.com
Christin Myhre www.christinmyhre.no
Vicky Fortier http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/
Katya Bess Www.kattyxotica.blogspot.com
Danni Bindel http://dannisdreamscrafts.blogspot.com/
Stacey Schofield www.lasatas.blogspot.com 
Jackie Randolph http://papermoments.blogspot.com/
Emily Shroom http://emilyshroom.blogspot.com.au/
Samantha Valantean www.timelesscrafter.blogspot.com
Kay Mowat http://kaym74.blogspot.com/
Ruza Stevanovic Rebel http://ruzascraftcorner.blogspot.com/
Cindye Wile http://nscropper.blogspot.ca/
Lisa Howell www.mindovermattercreations.com
Veronica Chasteen Rosenshein www.artbyveronica.blogspot.com
Kathy Smyth Www.kathyjsmyth.blogspot.com
Robin Bogle http://www.rcz28.blogspot.com/
Melissa Whaley Varga www.cheesestampersinparadise.blogspot.com
Sharon Gerber Brown http://mrslumpys.blogspot.com/ 
Kezzia Kerri Brown www.cardsbykerrie.blogspot.co.uk
Roz Gold Wolfe http://wolfepak5.blogspot.com/
Trish TheDish Sakulich http://scrappintillthecowscomehome.blogspot.com/
Sharman DeLuca http://sharman33.blogspot.com/
Kathy Johnson Gillon http://kathyand3kids.blogspot.com/
Lisa Lucas Nelson http://distinctivelmnts.blogspot.com/
Heath Whitlock www.slightlymadbut.blogspot.com
Stacy Stratis www.AnastasiasArts.blogspot.com
Louise Mann http://louisescraftycards.blogspot.co.uk/
Tamara Van Wijk http://thestampingchef.com/Blog/
Rio Judy Ford http://mommylittlecrafterincrime.blogspot.com/
Lori Gauerke http://thehappystamperinwisconsin.blogspot.com/
Sharette Smith http://scrappernthemaking.blogspot.com/ 
Elisabete Olivera Balcavage Www.thebalcavages.blogspot.com
Celina ScrapVamp Matthews www.ScrapVamp.blogspot.com
Summer Hills-Painter http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com/

Thanks for hopping with us! 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas everyone

I hope everyone is having a fantastic holiday. Here is a quick share of my Christmas card that I sent out this year. 

I have used the Sizzix window die, Memory Box curtains, La-La Land crafts tree die, Martha Stewart branch punch, EK Success holly punch and the McGill petite petals punch. The wood grain was done with a Lawn Fawn stamps. 


Thanks for stopping by! Happy holidays! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Felicity Frost

Hello everyone! Well a new challenge has begun at The Stamping Chef. We are now hosting weekly challenges. The current challenge is Anything Goes!

I have colored up a new image called Felicity Frost. She has been colored with my next generation Spectrum Noir markers. And here she is



I hope that this inspires you to join in on the fun here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Goddess Challenge

Hello everyone!

Today The Stamping Chef and Simply Betty Stamps have teamed up again for another challenge for the Goddess in you!

Tamara and Betty have designed images for you to use in the challenge. Both images are $1.00 a piece for 24 hours after that it's regular price but you can still enter the challenge! A winner will be chosen for each image from each stamp company to receive a $10.00 gift certificate from each store.  WHOOHOO!!!

 Nefertiti can be found here : The Stamping Chef
 Persephone can be found here: Simply B Stamps

Here are my sample projects using both images.

The first is Nefertiti (ca. 1370 BC – ca. 1330 BC), the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc. With her husband, they reigned at what was arguably the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history.

I have colored her up with my Next Generation Spectrum Noir markers. The background is from Make It Crafty and colored with Spectrum Noir markers as well.





Colors used: 
Skin: TN3,TN5, TN6, TN7
Head dress/ Necklace: TB6, TB8, TB9, JG1, JG6, DR3, DR5, DR7, GB4, GB6, GB7
Dress: :BG3, BG1, Blender, TB9, TB6
Background:TN2,TN3, TN5, TN1, IB1, Blender


Next up is Persephone, the daughter of Zeus and the harvest-goddess Demeter, and queen of the underworld. The beautiful Persephone lived a peaceful life until Hades, the Lord of the Underworld, fell in love with her.  She was innocently picking flowers with some nymphs in a field when Hades came to abduct her, bursting through a cleft in the earth. Finally, Zeus forced Hades to return Persephone. It was a rule of the Fates that whoever consumed food or drink in the Underworld was doomed to spend eternity there. Before Persephone was released, Hades tricked her into eating pomegranate seeds which forced her to return to the underworld for a period each year.

I have colored her up with my Next Generation Spectrum Noir markers as well.



Colors used: 
Hair: TN3,TN5, TN7, TN9, EB4
Skin: FS9, FS3, FS7, CR1, CR3, DR6
Dress: IG6, IG8, IG10
Shoes: DR3

So there you have it...two awesome images for just $1.00 to participate and win $10 gift certificate to either store depending on which one you win! Pretty awesome huh?

Of course there is a catch...you only have 24 hours to get them at the $1.00 price! They will be at normal pricing as of Tuesday Nov. 26th at 12:00 AM PST! ( 9:00 AM CET)

You will have until December 8 to upload your projects for these two cuties in blue Inky Linky Froggie on the SBS Blog! 

We cannot wait to see what you create with this fun images! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Stamping Chef Birthday Hop

Welcome everyone to The Stamping Chef birthday blog hop!  

You should of arrived by the lovely Deanne's blog, if not you will surely want to begin at the beginning of our hop which is The Stamping Chefs’ blog 

Each team member has a hidden letter within their post for you to collect to spell out our special word!!

To receive this darling Dolly Birthday image, you will need to send an email to 
 infothestampingchef@mail.com with the secret word in your subject line!!


 I took a stab at watercoloring with my Distress Markers. I am happy with the result for my first try.  I also added my Wink of Stella to the balloons and presents.  Here she is... 




The colors used: Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Tattered Rose, Stormy Sky, Black Soot, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans.   

The hop will run for 1 week and end on Sunday Dec 1st at 12 Noon 
Your email with secret word must be received by 11:59 pm
Dec 1st to receive the free image!!

Here is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way



Thank you all for stopping by and please enjoy the hop but before you leave me please pick up your magical letter, RDon't forget to leave comments along the way!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fasten Seatbelts

Happy Friday everyone!  Today is new release day again at The Stamping Chef. This weeks new release is called Fasten Seatbelts. I have colored her up with my Spectrum Noir markers.




Colors Used:
Dress/Hat: IG6, IG8, IG10, GB10
Skin:TN3, TN5, TN6, DR6 for lips
Hair:  BG3,BG5, BG7, BG10

The Great News is  that each Friday The Stamping Chef will offer a  discount of 20% on the  new release images through the weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Don't Pout, Just Kiss

Happy Friday everyone!  Today is new release day again at The Stamping Chef. This weeks new release is called Don't Pout, Just Kiss. I have colored her up with my Spectrum Noir markers.I have added some pearl pen to the mistletoe berries and clear Wink of Stella to the fuzzy balls on her boots. 




Colors Used:
Sweater/boots: CR8DR3, DR5, DR7, CG2, CG4
Pants: TB6, TB8, TB9
Shoes: TN5, TN7, TN8
Mistletoe: JG1, JG6
Skin:FS3, FS7, FS9,CR1, CR8 for lips
Hair:  TN3,TN5, TN7, TN8, EB4


The Great News is  that each Friday The Stamping Chef will offer a  discount of 20% on the  new release images through the weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Pop 'N Cuts Christmas Fun

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a super fun project with you. I decided to have a go with my Pop 'N Cuts Multi-tier platform. I had just received the Sweet Christmas stamp set from my local scrapbook store and thought it would be great to use the two together. I colored up the images using my Spectrum Noir markers. Here is my card.

 Here is a closer look at the house and background. The snow was stamped and embossed using a stamp set from Sheena called Farmhouse Christmas. I also used my Wink of Stella pens to add shimmer and my Marvy Snow marker to add snow to the roof. The icicles is a punch from EK Success. I covered the icicles and the snow with Stardust Stickles.

Colors used: 
Gingerbread people: TN3,TN5, TN6
House: TN3, TN5, TN6, GB5, CT4, CT3, DR3, DR5, DR7, IG7
Trees: LG3, LG5, EB7
Gumdrops: BT4, BT3, BT2LG3, LG5, DR3, DR5, DR7
Lollipops: DR3, LG5

Thanks for stopping by! I would love to see what you create with your Pop 'N Cuts.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Mirror Mirror

Happy Friday everyone!  Today is new release day again at The Stamping Chef. This weeks new release is called Mirror Mirror. I have colored her up with my Spectrum Noir markers. For the mirror, I fussy cut it out and backed it with Tim Holtz mirrored sheet. 




Colors Used:
Roses: DR3, DR5, DR7, DG2, DG4
Skin: BG1, Blender, DR3 for lips
Hair:  BG3, BG5, BG7, BG9, BG10


The Great News is  that each Friday The Stamping Chef will offer a  discount of 20% on the  new release images through the weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Camera Box and Mini Album

Hello everyone! Well the box classes keep coming. I am so excited that everyone loves taking my box classes. Since the holidays are coming, I wanted to create a perfect gift that is universal to any theme. I think I have done it! I have created a 3D camera box that stores a mini inside. Here are the photos of the class sample.

Once the box is open you can see the mini fits perfectly into the box.


Here is the mini album open. This paper collection is so fun and bright. 




Make sure you call The Stamping Place and Scrapbook Station. Space is limited. As with all of my 3D classes, you will receive step-by-step color instructions to take home so that you can re-create this project in any theme you choose.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Upcoming Christmas Box Class

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing with you a box for an upcoming class that I am teaching at The Stamping Place and Scrapbook Station. I love everything about this box. It makes such a great gift and stocking stuffer.

In this class, you will learn to build this box entirely from scratch. You will also receive an 8 x 8 paper pad of the Graphic 45, 12 day of Christmas.

Here is one side of the box

Here is side two of the box


Here is the top of the box

Here is the inside of the box


As with all of my 3D project classes, you will receive step-by-step color instructions so that you can recreate this project for any occasion. Make sure that you call today! Space is limited!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Birthday Card for a man

Happy Friday everyone!  Today is new release day again at The Stamping Chef. This weeks new release is called Screw You. I have colored her up with my Spectrum Noir markers. 



Colors Used:
Shirt: IG10, IG8, IG6
Shorts/Hat: TN2, TN1, EB1
Saw/ Screwdriver: IG2, IG3, CR8, DR3, DR5, DR7
Skin: FS3, FS4, FS7, CR1, CR6 for lips
Hair:  TN3, TN5, TN7TN9, EB3


The Great News is  that each Friday The Stamping Chef will offer a  discount of 20% on the  new release images through the weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Altered Cigar Box

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing with you an altered cigar box that I made for a swap. I had a blast making it. 


Here is the box in its original condition from the cigar shop in my area

Here I have altered some flowed and leaves with my Spectrum Noir markers and Silks Acrylic Glaze

Here is the top of the box in its finished form. The image was a gift from Simply Betty Stamps. I have colored her up with my Spectrum Noir markers


Here is a side view of the box. I did drill a knob into the box for ease of opening it. The fence is a Martha Stewart punch. On the side I did paint the red trim pieces black after removing them. I have re-adhered the trim pieces back onto the project which you can barely see in this picture. 



Here is the easel card open on stop.

I did line the inside of the box with paper to finish it off.

 Thanks for stopping by!