Saturday, January 14, 2012

Welcome Kelly... New International Dream Team Designer

Please WELCOME... Kelly Smith,  one of our NEW International Dream Team  Designers, from the UK.

A  lil bit about Kelly....

I am Kelly from the West Midlands in the UK., I'm 29 (almost the big 30!)  and am a married stay at home mum to 3 gorgeous children.  I love to craft any chance i get. Cardmaking is my passion although i do like to make boxes, bags and am always looking for new techniques to try out.  I love to colour and can sit and do it for hours on end.  My must have craft item is my Grand Calibur!  I can't wait to get started on this wonderful team and am so excited for you to see my creations.

We are thrilled to have had Kelly accept  our invitation to   our International Dream Team.  We look forward to  seeing   what she  creates  with our   digital  stamps.   We are sure they will be amazing.
For now .. we  invite you to  view  Kelly's blog and enjoy her delightful work....

Welcome ANNE.... one of our New International Dream Team Designers

We would like to WELCOME Anne Cullen, to our  International Design Dream Team.

 Anne's Bio.....
"Hi I'm Anne I've been papercrafting for a few years now but have played around with other crafts of sorts most of my life. I'm very lucky in that I've had the pleasure of being part of some fabulous design teams, made some great blogging buddies but most of all learned loads since I joined the blogging world. I'm married to a wonderfully tolerant hubby who never complains when spend more time crafting than with him. If I'm honest I think he prefers it as it means he's got total control of the telly remote:) We've two grown up children, one still at home both of whom make us very proud. So, apart from grabbing a couple of weeks at our lovely wee place in the sun when we can that's me in a nutshell. What you see is what you get:)".

We  are delighted Anne accepted our invitation to  be on our  International Dream Team. Her sense of  beauty and colors will be a delightful addition to  our  team. We so look forward to seeing  what she  creates with our digi stamps.
We invite  you to  view Anne's blog at.....

Introducing Claire... one of our new International Dream Team Designers

We would like to WELCOME ...  Claire Chapman, as one of our International Dream Team Designers.

Here's a little info about Claire:

I'm Claire, I live in the UK with my husband and 21 year old son. I work for a mental health charity and although I love my job I love crafting more. Fortunately my husband is very understanding as I'm totally addicted to stamps lol. I love to try new techniques and create my own backgrounds and embellishments. My tiny and very messy craft room is my little haven away from the stresses of life and I'm never happier than when I'm creating. I enjoy making cards but also have a lot of fun with altered art projects. I dabble with jewellery making I love to added beads to my projects. I'm really looking forward to being part of this exciting team and hope you enjoy my creations.

We are  so excited that Claire is part of  our  design team.  We look so  forward to  seeing all the lovely creations she will make with  our  digis.

Lyubov... Our New International Dream Team Designer

Please Welcome  Lyubov, from Russia,  one of our NEW International Dream Team Designers.
Lyubov's Bio...
"Hello everyone! My name is Lyubov and in Russian it means "love". I live in Moscow, Russia with my cute BF and a lovely kitten.
I've been crafting since I was a little girl, but it was 3 years ago when I found out about scrapbooking and cardmaking. I mostly create greeting cards and I believe that every card has its own story, that is why I give so much love and do my utmost while creating one. I don't give preferences to particular styles and techniques because I like to try everything out and learn more.
I'm honoured to be a member of such a wonderful DT and honestly hope to inspire you with my works."

When we discovered Lyubov's  blog, we knew she would make a great addition to  our  International Design Team. Her  creations are amazing and  we look so  forward to seeing  the beautiful things she will  create with  our Digis.

Please  check out Lyubov's blog at....   and enjoy  her  crafting world.

Welcoming LEXIE... One of our New International Dream Team Designers

Please welcome Lexie... from the UK! She is  one of our NEW International Dream Team Designers!

Lexie's Bio...

"Hi, I'm Lexie and I'm a busy mum and crafter. My main crafty love is for card making, but I have also been known to knit and cross stitch and I'll try out most things. Just don't ask me to draw. I can't draw to save my life! You will notice that I have a big love of die cutting and use both manual and electronic machines with many of my projects."

 Lexie is brand new to our team and  is  so eager  to begin  turning our digis into  some beautiful creations.     Please visit Lexie's wonderful blog at...  Once there  you will realize why  we  had to have Lexie be  part of our team!

Welcome aboard Lexie!

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Please Welcome Miria to our International Design Team


Hi, my name is Miria. I live in Italy with my husband.We I've got a grown up son who lives on his own. I have been making cards for many years and I'm addicted to papercrafting. I love different styles and techniques and trying something new. I like both digital and rubber, I think they are great in different ways.

I started blogging one year ago and I met a new world and fab new friends. After six months I was invited to join some talented teams and I found more lovely friends and gorgeous images to play with.

Please check out my blog here:

Welcome LENA to our International Design Dream Team

Please Welcome to our International Dream Team... Designer Lena Katrine Oien from Osen, Hedmark, Norway.

 Lena's Bio....

"I'm 35 years old, live in Osen, Norway, with my fiance for 15 years, and our two children - Angela aged 12, and Leander soon to be 10. We do also have a 13 year old beautiful cat named Shadow. I've always loved different kinds of hobbies, but fell in love with the stamp & scrap world in 2006 :) I mostly make cards, but also boxes and other things in paper :)".

Lena, is an amazing designer!  Her creations are mini works of  art with a sense of style and elegance, as  you can see by her wonderful creation pictured below.

As you can  see Lena turns are  digis into  wonderful creations. To  view more of her lovely creations, we encourage you to  visit her blog at...

A Warm Welcome for ULA!

From North Holland, Netherlands.... Let give a warm welcome to  our NEW International Dream Team Designer.... Ula!
 Ula's Bio....

"I am married to a stunner of a man. We have two lovely children. I work part-time with children. I also love gardening and books and also love English films.Creating  cards is a wonderful hobby of mine". As you  can see from the  wonderful card  above Ula  add an amazing sense of style and grace  to our digis. She  is  a much welcomed addition to our Scrapbook Stamp Society.  We encourage  you to  visit lovely Ula's blog at...

Please Welcome our Guest Designer Enfys

Please Welcome Enfys, as one of our Guest Designers.....She is such a doll and creates some amazing cards with our Digi'...

 Hi Friends, my name is Enfys, (pronounced Envis, it's Welsh). I live in Solihull in the West Midlands region of the UK, and also live for part of the year in Florida USA - the best of both worlds. I am on the design team for Polkadoodles, Scrappy-Go-Lucky and Craftwork Cards. I also design for Papercraft Inspirations and Creativity Magazines Monthly giveaways on this blog are sponsored by Polkadoodles and Letraset and in addition, I may use and endorse products from any of the above companies, but would never endorse something I am not totally enthusiastic about.

Pop over to my blog

Lynn.... New International Dream Team Designer

Please WELCOME, from the land  down under, LYNN BEAUMONT.
Lynn, who resides in  Maryborough, Victoria, Australia ... is a graphic and craft designer who LOVES to create anything out of paper. She  get inspired by everything around her and hopes to inspire others as well.

 Lynn is a perfect addition to  our  Design Team. Her flair for color is nothing short than amazing! Her lovely creations are inspiring and very well balanced. As  you can see  from the above card photos she uniquely  creates with our  digis. 

Please visit Lynn's blog at... you will be thrilled you did.

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Please Welcome Tracie Steely To Our Design Team

 Please welcome the Darling & Talented Tracie Steeley to  our International Design Team....

I am Tracie, I am 30 and live in the UK with my fiance and my 2 children. I have a chronic disease which means I am unable to work but leaves me lots of time to indulge in crafting! I love any aspects of papercrafting, cardmaking, scrapbooking and mixed media. I am pretty willing to have a go at anything at least once!

Thanks again

 My blog address is

Please Welcome NEW International Design Team Member

 My Photo 

Please Welcome Nataliya to our International Design Team. She is such a sweetheart. Here is a little not from Nataliya....

 Hello my crafty Friends. My name is Nataliya. I am simple and friendly girl from Ukraine, who live in Canada now for over 12 years. I started making cards two years ago, and can't stop now. Before that, i did many different crafts, like; crochet, cross stitching, beads designs. Some times i use all that in my cards. I really like to make my own flowers, and absolutely crazy about the glitter, and sparkles.
I started my Blog, so i can have some friends, and now i have friends all over the world, who make me happy every day. I'm very proud to be designer for Scrapbook Stamp Society and i will do my best. Just one little problem, we need more hours per day. LOL.



Sharon... Our New International Designer

We would like to officially welcome Sharon Curtis, for the United Kingdom to our International Design Dream Team!

Sharon  lives in the Midlands. She started cardmaking back in 2002 when her sister asked her to make her wedding invites, and she hasn't stopped since then! Sharon has  had cards published in various magazines, and now teaches cardmaking at a local craft centre as well as running smaller classes from  her home. As well as cardmaking, she really enjoy making altered art, drawing and painting.
We are  so delighted to have Miss Sharon as  one of our lovely designers. As you can see from her wonderful creations above..... she  has an eye for  design.  Her cards  offer our  digital images a creatively delicate touch.

To learn more about  our lovely Sharon...  we  encourage you to visit her sensational blog at ....

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Pretty in Pink Challenge~

I am posting my design team project for the Scrapbook Stamp Society Pretty in Pink Challenge. My favorite color is pink so how can I not join this challenge. *SMILE*

I decided to alter a cigar box. I have always wanted to alter one so this was my chance to create one.

I used the Marie Let them eat Cupcake digi stamp by Sherri Baldy.

I covered the cigar box with K&CO Valentine Specialty paper. I colored Marie with copic markers (B00, C1, E00, E13, E57, R20, R29, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV63, YG13, Y06). I distress the edges of the box with Apple Barrel's magenta acrylic paint and Daler Rowney's FW Pearlescent liquid acrylic in Platinum Pink. The embellishments are Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers, misc. mini paper roses, stickles, rhinestones, Maya mist (doesn't say color on bottle *SIGH*) vintage scallop lace trim, and one of my handmade beaded stick pins with butterfly charm.

A close up pic of Marie Let them eat cupcake~

A side view of the front of the box accented with pink cardstock and a piece of vintage lace applique:

Here is the inside of the front cover. I decoupaged some rose cupcake liners for my background, K&CO Valentine's borders, mini paper roses, and one of my handmade stick pins. I added the same acrylic paints to add some distressing to it. I added an image I had in my stash of Marie. It's one of my favorites.

The inside of the box is lined with pink soft felt and edged with a beautiful rose trim. I also lined the box with more vintage lace I had in my stash. I enclosed some yummy goodies in it.

I hope you enjoyed my project. Please be sure to cast your vote at: Scrapbook Stamp Society Pretty in Pink Challenge. Thank you!!!

Much Aloha~ Jessica

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Just Dance in Pink

Don't you just love Pink, it is just such a fun color.  and It is the color for the challenge blog ,
All you need to do is make a pink card  using images from the Scrapbook Stamp Society, which even has awesome,
free images and make a card that is pink by Jan 18th.
How easy is that.
For my card I chose an image by Sherri Baldy, called Just Dance
The image is colored with copic markers, and I used designer paper for the background.  and what girl doesn't love a little sparkle, so I added some sparkle using stickles.  The die cut, from Memory Box, can also be found at Scrapbook Stamp Society. The other dies are from Spellbinders.
thanks for stopping by

a hundred hearts... pretty in pink

This morning I started again with cardmaking , and now my first card is ready.
I used for my card the colors white, pink and soft green.

I used for my card:
cardstock: white and pink
designpaper: My Minds Eye
digi lil rose
flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts,
embellies from Magnolia
sentiment from Hobbypaleis.

I colored the image with the following colors:
hair: E25,34,00
skin: E00,11,51
shoes and shadow: W1,3,00
clothes, hat and flowers: RV11,13,10, G00,000,0000
butterfly: Y11,13
leaves: YG 97,95,93

The details of my card.:

First my card is 12"x12" and doublefold. Than I make asketch of myself. On the left side of the card I used the dienamic from MFT to make the border. Than I use the nestabilites and make my card ready with the sentiment and some flowers.

I hope you will love my card.
Hugs Lia