Monday, July 27, 2015

~ Hot Sip ~ Hot Cocoa Style ~

Hello everyone!

I'm back today sharing my last card in my Hot Sip series. 

This time I envisioned a fun Christmas shaker card.  With some sequins, no-hole beads, mini jingle bells and a sparkly gingerbread man, this card comes to life!  I really wanted this to look like a hardy cup of cocoa so I embossed it using JudiKins Rustique Patina Bronze Embossing Powder to make it look like a stone mug and adding chocolate shavings on top of the whipped cream make this hot cocoa extra yummy!

Here is a list of goodies used to make this card:

DoveArt's Hot Sip from Whimsy Stamps, My Minds Eye Lost & Found: Union Square, JudiKins Rustique Patina Bronze Embossing Powder, JudiKins Espresso Speckles, Creme Crepe Paper Streamer, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, Antique Linen Distress Marker, AMuse Studio Latte Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Stampendous Silver Crushed Glass Glitter, Creative Impression's Cream Crepe Ribbon, AMuse Pearls: Latte, EK Success Zizag Chain Edger Punch, Recollections Glitter Gingerbread Man, Make It Christmas Jingle Bells, Doodlebug Design Lily White Sequins, Silver & Clear No-holed beads, Tulip Snow Cap White Dimensional Fabric Paint, Spellbinder's Classic Rectangles {Lg.} ~

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette Marie ~

Sunday, July 26, 2015

~ Hot {Brew} Sip ~

Hi everyone!

As promised, I wanted to share with you the second card in my Hot Sip series.

Just by changing a few decorative elements I was able to create a vintage style halloween card.  Once again I used Spellbinders Labels 17 die set but turned the card vertically, which I think gives the card a different feel.  This time I added vintage glass glitter to the edges and to the whipped cream.  The spider adds a little extra spookiness to the brew.  Of course, you need some drippy goo, webbing and some bling to finish off the card.  This card makes me very happy!  I hope you love my card as much as I loved making it!

Here is a list of products used on Hot Brew Sip:

DoveArt's Hot Sip from Whimsy Stamps, Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Border Punch, Black Crepe Streamer, Black Eyelash Yarn, Art Glitter Vintage Glass Glitter: Floragold, Black Soot Distress Ink, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, AMuse Studio Latte Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Creative Impressions Black Web Ribbon, Antique Linen Distress Marker, We R Memory Keepers Black Widow 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Spellbinders Labels 17 Die Set, Tulip Snow Cap White Dimensional Fabric Paint, EK Success Black Gems, The Rubber Cafe Jellie Dots, Making Memories Spooky Alley Spider Brad ~

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette Marie ~

Saturday, July 25, 2015

~ Simply Sweet Hot Sip ~

Hello my fellow stampers,

I am here to share with you today my all-time favorite stamp, Hot Sip,  from the DoveArt stamp line with Whimsy Stamps.  This coffee cup is not only fun to color but also to stamp and emboss on beautiful papers and cut out to get different looks.  

 It's so much fun that I ended up making three different cards.  The other two cards I will share with you later.  When I first saw the Hot Sip stamp, my mind went crazy with ideas.  The stamp is extremely versatile and can be used for so many different occasions.  I knew it would look great stamped on this paper from My Minds Eye and when I paired it with the Spellbinders Labels Seventeen Die I instantly fell in love with this shabby chic inspired design.  To make the ruffle match the paper I sprayed a white crepe paper streamer using an airbrush machine and a Copic BG32 marker.  I wanted to add some whipped cream to my delicious latte so I added some Snow Cap White Dimensional Fabric Paint from Tulip and jazzed it up with a sprinkling of glitter.  I hope you love this card as much as I do!!!

Here is a list of other products I used to make this card:

MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flag Stax dies, Memory Box's Meridian Border Die, Donna Salizar's Pralines & Cream Fairy Dust Glitter, Versamark Ink, White Embossing Powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, A-Muse Studio Latte Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Antique Linen Distress Marker, Hero Arts 3mm Pearls, Zig Squeeze & Roll Glue Pen, 3M Foam Tape & Martha Stewart Rose Quartz Glitter Eyelash Yarn ~

Thank you for sharing in my creative journey!

~ Nicolette  ~

Friday, July 24, 2015

~ Winter Chickadee ~

Happy Friday!

This Winter Chickadee stamp from DoveArt Studios is the perfect stamp if you are in need of a quick and easy card to make and is perfect for any occasion.

The Winter Chickadee fits perfectly into the opening that I created.  I popped up the card front on top of the image which gives the card dimension without a lot of bulk.  I added a sentiment from C.C. Designs Thanks a Bunch Sentiments and some rhinestones and there you have it; a quick and easy card that looks elegant.

Y15, Y19
G40, G82, G85
YR31, R02, R05
BV20, BV23

Thank you for taking the time to check out my card...I am grateful for you!

~ Nicolette Marie ~

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

~ Christmas Hop and New Design Team ~

Welcome to a super exciting hop.  We have some fun announcements to make and I hope you will join us on this special day.
Today we are announcing not only a NEW release, a NEW inspirational blog, a NEW Facebook page, but also a new DoveArt-istic Design team.  We have tons of inspiration for you with some tantalizing, delicious creations and of course some prizes to give away, too.

First I would love to share with you a couple of places you will want to look at.  Here is where you can meet all of the fantastic, talented, lovely ladies I am proud to have as the DoveArt-istic Design team.  You can read all about them HERE.

If you love creative minds and DoveArt Studios designs, you will want to subscribe to the DoveArt Studios blog HERE.  If you feel you love Facebook more, you can follow the Facebook group DoveArt Studios HERE.

Now I would like to show you what I have created for the new DoveArt Studios July release.  Once you have gotten your fill of me...hop over to the next DoveArt-istic Design team member to meet them and see what they have created.

I have used the new DoveArt Studios "Winter Cardinals."

Female Cardinal E51, E26, E35, E28, R02, R05
Male Cardinal & Berries R24, R46, R59
Evergreen YG95, G99
Sky BG0000, BG000, BG10
Snow C1, C3, C5

For the snow I added Diamond Dust and Crystal Art Glitter and for the berries I added Christmas Red Stickles for some extra shimmer.  I wanted to add some extra dimension so I popped up the female Cardinal twice plus her wing and the male Cardinal is popped up three times plus his wing and cheek.  I really love how this card turned out!

All of DoveArt Studios beautiful rubber stamps can now be purchased immediately.  You can see where to buy at the link on the blog HERE to find the quickest links or locations.  Some of the stores around you just might carry the stamps, or you can ask them to get them in, too.

New rubber stamps include candles, pinecone bough, cardinals, a chickadee, Christmas horns, and angel, a beautiful ornament background, and winter pines.  All are perfect for Christmas and many other occasions too!

Now please join us in welcoming the DoveArt-istic DT.  Comment on all blog for two chances to win a NEW RELEASE DoveArt Studios stamp.  Random names will be drawn on 3rd.  You can check back at DoveArt Studios blog for the name of the winners.

Drumroll please...

Happy Stamping! 

~ Nicolette ~

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