Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Stamps!

Hello friends!
A new card to share today! This card features a new stamp called, Walking Her Dog. I love this one!
I created a circle card for this and used My Mind's Eye paper.

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Wrapping

Hello friends!

I have been super busy this month getting ready for Christmas crafting and decorating! Are you ready yet?
I've been listing new digi stamps in the store this month and made this Christmas card using the Christmas Wrapping stamp.
I colored it with Copic markers and used Cosmo Cricket paper.

Come visit me at my other blog, Two Crazy Crafters, to see ideas for the holiday season.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Stamps In The Shop!

Hello friends!
Today I want to share with you a card using the third in my series of Mushroom Elf stamps. This fun Fall style stamp is so cute with the owl being the teacher!

You can see this one and more new stamps at our etsy shop, The Sugar Kissed Cottage.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jolly Mr. Claus

Are you thinking about Christmas yet?
 Have you been making your cards this year?

This new Jolly Santa Digi Stamp is fun for cards and tags!

I colored Mr. Claus using Copic Markers.
The papers are a mix of Bo Bunny, Cosmo Cricket and Graphic 45.
The bow in the corner is Bo Bunny's Double Dot ribbon. I highly recommend their ribbon as the dots are on both sides and it makes really nice bows!

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fun Fall Crafting

Hello friends!
A new card to share today featuring the second in my Mushroom Elf series!
This on is called, "Learning my ABC's".
 Aren't they

I punched out leaves and a flower that I bent up a bit before gluing them down to achieve a more dimensional effect.

This stamp and others are available here!

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Stamps!

Hello friends!

I have been super busy working on new stamps and samples to share!
Today I have a new card to show you using a new Autumn stamp.

This is cute little stamp of 2 children watching a bird bath.
I colored the stamp using Copic markers.

Head over to our etsy shop to see this and other new stamps!

Have a good day, Lindsey

Thursday, September 29, 2011

First in New Series of Stamps

Hello friends!
A fun Autumn card to share today.
This card features the first in a new series of Mushroom elf digi stamps!
Isn't he cute?! I had fun creating this fall inspired card using Pink Paislee Old School paper and coloring my stamp with Copic markers.


Check back for more stamps in this series and others!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fun New Stamps!

Hello friends!
First I have a card featuring the new Fairy Girl digi stamp.
This card was fun because I first embossed it with a woodgrain embossing folder and used bright colorful Copic markers and glitter to make the fairy pop!

This tag I created for a friend, also features a fun little girl digi stamp getting ready for Halloween with her candle and jack o lantern.

Visit the shop here to see other stamps and check back soon for more new stamps and projects!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Hello friends!
I decided to change it up today and share a tag with you!
This cute Trick or Treater is a new digi stamp we've added to the shop today.

I started my tag with swirls that I hand doodled before layering my paper and embellishments.
Visit the shop today to see this and other new stamps.

Have a lovely day, Lindsey and Twyla

Thursday, September 15, 2011

ABC Card

Hello friends!
A new card to share today!
This card was created using the ABC Kids stamp
along with October Afternoon paper.

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Stamps In The Shop!

Hello friends!
I want to share the newest card that I created this week.
I started with my Martha Stewart Cherish Punch to cut out my card shape.
I used scrapbook paper by Cosmo Cricket from their Odds & Ends line.

The stamp I used is a digi stamp from our Sugar Kissed Cottage shop.
I colored it with Copic markers. If you have never tried them, they are really neat markers but take lots of practice to get the blended look you want. I am still learning, but it's so fun!

I wish you a lovely day, Lindsey

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fairytale Cottage Easel Card

Hello friends!
I have a new card to share today.
I used 2 Sugar Kissed Cottage stamps on this card,
Hansel and Gretel and Fairytale Cottage digi stamps can be found here.

It was fun adding lots of layers to this card using
Cosmo Cricket's Odds & Ends paper line.

This style card is called an Easel card. There are several different variations of the easel card and this one features a second mini easel in front of the main one.
To learn how to create this style card I followed this video tutorial I found here on youtube.

I colored in my digi stamps using Copic Markers and printed off my sentiment, 'We're coming for a visit' from the computer then inked it with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

If you've never worked with digital stamps before or want o know what they are, visit the link at the top of the page entitled, 'What is a digital stamp?' beneath our banner.

Be sure to visit our shop to see the new stamps we have added!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Spooky Greetings and New Stamps

Hello friends!
As Halloween starts to approach we pull out our fun Fall/Halloween colored papers and whimsical embellishments. 
 I enjoyed looking through my stash of supplies, looking for pieces to coordinate together. It was so much fun to see the papers and punches I forgot I had!
For this Halloween card I used the new Pumpkin Carving stamp.

There are several new stamps listed in the store today!

Have a crafty day, Lindsey

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Free Digital Stamp

Hello friends!
Today we are sharing a free digital stamp!

Isn't he cute?!
To use this stamp, just save image to computer, open it up in your favorite photo editing site, such as Microsoft Word, or Wordpad and adjust size to your needs, then print.
Now it's ready to color!

Enjoy this stamp and visit our shop here to see more!

Lindsey and Twyla

Monday, August 29, 2011

New Stamps

Hello friends!
There are new stamps listed in the shop today and I want to share with you a couple of quick and easy projects created with them.

First is this tag using the Fashion Girl stamp.
 First I embossed the tag and distressed it,
 then layered paper scraps and embellishments for a fun gift tag.

I also created this card featuring the Traveling Couple stamp for a fun colorful card!  I colored both of my stamps using Copic markers.  I am enjoying learning how to create with these cool markers and I highly recommend them!

You can find our shop here.

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Halloween Tutorial

Hello friends!
I have a Halloween tutorial for you today!
This simple to make wall hanging could be adapted for a fun project for any holiday.

I got the idea for this tutorial from a pair of tags. These tags measure about 3 x 6.
I put the ends together to create the pattern for the hanging.

I then cut out 2 from cardstock.
I glued the 2 together to create a more thick, sturdy hanging.

I then started cutting out scrapbook paper to center on my hanging. I cut out both pieces 1/4 inch smaller than the other to fit inside each other. 

I then started layering the pieces together. I added strips of orange paper and distressed the edges of the paper to give it a more whimsical feel.

I punched holes on both sides for my ribbon.

I then glued down my title.

I then printed, cut and colored this cute digital stamp from our shop that you can find here, and adhered to the hanging.

On the other side I added a bling spiderweb and started adding the ribbon.
I took 2 pieces of ribbon to create the bows.

To add more detail I die cut these hinges from the Vintage Hardware die by Tim Holtz.

I adhered these to the back of the hanging to finish it off.

Now it's ready to hang and enjoy!

This project was fun and easy!
I hope you give it a try!

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cards and new stamps

Hello friends!
A few more cards to share with you today.
This Fall, silhouettes seem to be all the rage showing up on stamps, scrapbook paper, rub ons and more.
This new stamp features two young Victorian silhouettes holding flowers.
Although I love the black and white contrast, I added just a little touch of color by making the flowers pink.

This fun card features a bluebird that looks bright and cheery on this retro patterned scrapbook paper by Cosmo Cricket.

I was channeling my inner Tim Holtz for this card!
Pulling out my Tim paper pad I created this distressed style card using a sweet little stamp of a boy with an umbrella.

I took this photo the other night of my craft table. I had a variety of my stamps printed up and colored ready to go on cards!

The stamps shown in the cards above plus new Thanksgiving stamps available in the shop.

Wishing you all a lovely day, Lindsey

Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Halloween Stamps

Hello friends!
I have a couple of new cards to share with you today.

Are you thinking about Halloween crafting yet?
I think I will spend today pulling out and organizing all my Fall and Halloween craft supplies! It's so much fun!
My favorite season is Fall and I love crafting for it. I love the colors and the whimsy of Halloween paper.
How fun would it be to use this stamp for Halloween party invites?
It's 1 of 3 Halloween stamps avaiable now in the shop.

I made this very simple card using the Art Deco Girl stamp.
 I purposefully left it without a sentiment so when an occasion arrives I will already have a premade card ready to pull out that I can adapt to my need.

You can find these digital stamps and more available here in our shop.

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

An Introduction to Digital Stamps

Hello friends!
If you are new to digital stamps then this post is for you!

A digital stamp is a black and white image which is emailed to you, then you will open your image in whatever program you use, such as Microsoft Word, Wordpad, or Photoshop. Then you adjust the size of the image to whatever you are using it for whether it be a card or other craft project.
Then print and color!

Today I chose to color this cute Halloween image from the shop called Halloween Celebration.

You can color them with colored pencils, crayons or markers.
I have recently fell in love with Copic markers. They are so much fun, but I still have a lot of practicing to do to become good at the blending techniques!

After colouring in the stamp, I assembled a card.
I added a rub on at the bottom of my stamped image to finish off the card.

Have a lovely day, Lindsey and Twyla