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!