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Monday, December 22, 2014

Treasured Times Blog Hop & Release Party....It's not too late!


 

Hello friends,

I have a second card to showcase for the Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Blog Hop & Release Party. This card is made using the Vintage Valentine Stamp Set which is also one of the new release. This set comes with both images and sentiments and is just precious for Valentine's Day.


I have chosen to use two of the image stamps along with the perfect matching sentiment all from the newly released set, shown below.
 

 I've added die cuts, lace, and of course some amazing wild orchid crafts flowers. 

Here is a close up of my coloring.


Make sure to scroll below to the previous post to play along with our amazing blog hop. Time is running out so happy hopping!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Treasured Times Valentines Release Party & Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to our 
Valentines Blog Hop Party!
We're so glad you could join us today! 
We have some very cute new stamps that we're releasing today. 
These are perfect for Valentines Day card making! 
We have 10 new stamps and 1 of those is a set.
We're also going to be introducing a New illustrator and new product line!
So lets get this party started by showing you our new line of Valentines Day stamps and our new product line!
Colored by Keeley Ainsworth.


Colored by Tammy Louise Cunliffe.
Colored by Melanie Smith.
Colored By Melanie Smith.
Colored by Tammy Louise Cunliffe.
Colored by Tammy Louise Cunliffe.
Colored by Denielle Sargeant.
Colored by Kelli Arkell Hull.
 
 Colored by Melanie Smith
Here is my card that showcases this new image. I had such fun with dies on this card. This new paper line which you will read about below is by far some of the most beautiful paper I have ever worked with. I won't spoil the surprise but let me say "Thank You" To the artist behind the scenes designing this amazing paper to work with **wink wink**
I've used a lot of dies by Noor! in this project.

 A sweet hidden message!


 

And now I'd like to introduce our newest illustrator and new product line!!! 
Michele Roos from MicheleRDesigns has joined our team!!!
Welcome aboard Michele!!! We're so excited to be working with you!
Michele designs patterned paper for card making and she's extremely talented!  I've admired her work for some time, and some of our design team members have been using her digital papers for quit a while before we brought her on board with us. 
Michele's Bio:
I live on the west coast of Ireland in a place called Co Kerry where I live
with my very understanding Hubby, 3 children (2 boys & 1 girl) 2 cats and a dog. I've been crafting for most of life - whether it's cross-stitching, knitting, crocheting but for the past 8 years now I've been card making. I always loved my papers especially the floral designs and I hated cutting into them (I know it's crazy) as I didn't want to run out of my favourite. So one day I started playing about on my computer with creating some designs and I liked how they turned out. And as the saying goes the rest is history.
~Michele~
Michele has been hard at work designing exclusive 6 x 6 patterned paper packs just for our store Treasured Times. These Paper Packs contain 24 sheets of single sided paper. Each pack contains 8 different designs, 3 of each design. These come in a see through resealable cellophane bag with hang tab. 
Here's the first exclusive paper pack called:
Aren't these beautiful vintage papers! I love them! 
Thank you so much Michele for creating such beautiful paper for us!!!
The designs have been printed on #65 Lb card stock, so very nice quality and perfect for card making!
If you haven't seen Michele's work please visit her website.
Now that you've seen all the new stamps and the new exclusive paper let's get the hop started!!!
1 Lucky winner, will win all the stamps and paper pack shown here today. To be eligible to win the prizes please leave a comment on all the blogs including this one, and like our Facebook page here
ALL of the stamps and the Paper Pack are on sale through December 22nd at 25% off.
 After that they will go to their regular price of $8.50 each.
To receive your discount enter code: VALD25 in the voucher box at checkout.
 The design team has made some really special projects for this hop. If you started here please visit Keeley's blog next. 
Thank you all for coming and joining the hop! We hope that you had a lot of fun seeing all the new products and projects by the design team!!!
I will be posting one more card tomorrow from this new product line so stay tuned and I hope you have fun hopping over the weekend.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Treasured Times Rubber Stamps ~ James and Sled

Hello Friends,

Today I have a unique card that I have made up using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. It was fun dusting it off and playing with it for a change. I am showcasing the adorable clear stamp by illustrator Erica Nicomedi, named "James and Sled". It is an adorable image and so perfect for winter time. Treasured Times has a wonderful selection of both rubber and clear mount stamps by an amazing group of illustrators. Click HERE to visit the store.


I have colored this image with Copic markers and have used a spellbinders die in the background along with some yellow rhinestones. Such a fun and unique card. I hope you all enjoyed stopping by. 


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Melanie

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Paper Nest Dolls ~ Winter Mail Ellie

Hi Blog Family,

This week over at The Paper Nest Challenge Blog we are kicking off another "Anything Goes" challenge. Entering the challenge gives you a chance to win $20 in prizes so make sure to stop by and share your cards HERE. I had a lot of fun with this window style card. If anyone knows me they know I have a fetish for metal dies. I have used a die here to create the window of this card.  I place The "Winter Mail Ellie" image on the inside of the card so that it peeks out the window. Make sure to stop by The Paper Nest Dolls online store to grab this adorable rubber stamp!!!

Peak-a-boo ;-)
Inspiration for this card came from the tutorial page over at "From My Craft Room" Blog. Thank you Norma for the wonderful tutorial.
I have used the following copic markers to color my stamped image:

Skin: E000,E00,E11,E21,R20
Hair: E31,E33m E35
Clothes: YG93, YG95, R83, R85
Snow: BG000, BG01, BG02
Misc: C1,C3,C5,R37,E30,E37,E59

Have an amazing crafty day, and if you enjoyed your stop here today I would love you to follow my blog. Thank You So Much!

Melanie
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