Friday, January 25, 2013

Recycle, Reuse!

  Hope you're keeping warm if you're in a deep freeze like I am! Brrr! Good excuse to stay indoors and get crafty! The Stampsmith stamp I used here is called "Love Under The Stars".
  Would love to see your projects in this months challenge: TSC 38: Recycle Reuse.
I have chosen a bottle cap. I collect them. You can buy them in different colours at Michaels, but I like the "natural" look of the "real" ones.

The weekend is upon us...finally! Have a crafty one!

i made it myself!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Hi Smithies!
You know the song and how beautifully Judy Garland sings it.  Look at this great image from the Wizard of Oz full sheet.  Can't you just here the lovely contralto voice??!!   Let's take a trip Over the Rainbow.

I stamped Dorothy and Toto on white glossy CS with black dye ink.  The sentiment with song lyrics is also in the Wizard of Oz set.  See more photos of this card and a look at the inside on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  Have a beautiful day over the rainbow.
Karen  McAlpine

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Blush Of Her Cheeks

Hello Everyone
I would like to share a card I made some months ago when I received the beautiful Olivia and Friends stamp plate.
For this card I had fun staining a shipping tag and also papers to co-ordinate with the colour of the tag and as I was having so much fun I also stained some lace.
You might well recognise that I used one of the Cartolina Postale stamps for the background.  This is an ever useful plate especially if you like to create your own backgrounds.
Please remember that TSC is well underway for this month where we are asking you to Re-use/Re-cycle, why not come and join us and if you would be interested in becoming a Guest Artist for TSC then you can read all about it over at TSC blog.
Thank You for visiting.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Trip Down The Yellow Brick Road

Hi Smithies,
I have been working with my new Wizard of Oz stamp set!  Oh, boy, they are fun.  Contact Estelle for more info on this movie themed set.  Let's take a trip down the Yellow Brick Road!!

The image is stamped with Archival ink on glossy white CS.  I added a dry embossed brick road.  See my blog, Dreaming and Creating for more photos and info.  I wish you a lovely day!
Karen McAlpine

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

TSC38:Recycle Reuse

Good morning crafters, I just wanted to pop on here and post my project for this months challenge for The Stampsmith.  It is Recycle and Reuse.  We are challenging you to recycle something in your project and one of Estelle's yummy stamped images.  Here is a peek at what I created:

I used an image from Estelle's sheet of rubber called Wedding Bells Art Rubber Stamps.  My recycled item is the corrugated cardboard that came from a cracker box from the last time hubby was sick.  Visit Estelle's shop to see some of her yummy rubber.  To play along with this challenge, visit the challenge blog for The Stampsmith for details and to see what the other DT members created as well the creations of some wonderful customers. For details on how I created this project, drop over to my blog for details.

Thanks for peeking in!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Warm up Winter Wishes

Hi Smithies,
Today, I would like to share a icy blue card made with one of the Flappers from Flappers #1 Full Sheet.  I set the lovely lady on a background of icy blue papers.

Doesn't she warm your heart!!??  Check out the full post  on my blog, Dreaming and Creating for more photos and details.  Hope you have a great day!
Karen McAlpine

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Making The Most Of What We Have

Hello Everyone
To start this brand new year over at TSC we are asking you to Re-cycle/Re-Use. 
For my DT sample I altered a jar (if you are interested you can see details on my Blog, Adorn) and selected the beautiful Ophelia as a focal.
As always there is a prize for the winner, $21 to spend at The Stampsmith on-line store so well worth your while entering.
Did you know TSC has a Guest Designer Call taking place?  If you are interested then all the details are available the challenge blog.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Recycled CD Sleeve with Ophelia

Hi Smithies!
The January Stampsmith Challenge is now open.  The Theme is to recycle something and use one Stampsmith Stamp.

Notice: The Stampsmith is looking for a few Guest Designers on the Challenge blog!!  Click over to the Stampsmith Challenge blog to read all the details!!

For my Design Team project, I recycled a CD sleeve.  And, used the lovely Ophelia (Large, Right Facing).  

CD Sleeve

See the instructions and more photos on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  Hope your day is full of sunshine.  And, some stamping!
Karen McAlpine

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Princess Kitty


I'm sharing a card today that uses the Princess photostamp by The Stampsmith. I had to crop the image, but kitty is perched on a pillow, just like a Princess! Isn't she cute?

It's hard to believe it's 2013 already...where did the past year go?  I hope you all have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!  All the best!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)