Friday, January 12, 2018

Fun Friday with Guest Designer, Marieke!

Joining us today as a guest designer we have our winner
from Sami Stamps Challenge # 55

Marieka is using Sami Stamps image, Frost and Whisker Friends

Hello all,

My name is Marieke and i'm 32 years old and live in the Netherlands with my boyfriend and cat. 
I started making cards 4 years ago. 
Well i actually started earlier but i did not make anything because i was in the navy for 8 years. 
I started making cards using pencils but i did not get the result i wanted so i looked into Copic Markers, well i can tell you since then i'm hooked! 
In the house we live in, i have a craft room it's all the way up so i can look over the neighbourhood and i love it, i can close the door when it is a mess, the only problem really is that it is getting fuller and fuller, hahaha (who does not have that problem?). 
Once a week i craft together with a friend, one week at my place and one week at hers. I love making all kinds of cards, CAS, Vintage, Fluffy, Girly you name it i make it! I
f you ever want to have a look at what i make go over to , and if you like what you see don't become a stranger and follow me! 
I want to thank Sami and the team for having me around!

Marieke has used, Sami Stamps image - Frost and Whisker Friends available here.

Just a reminder that Sami Stamps will be closing on February 1st.
Here is the link to Sami Stamps Etsy Store for your convenience.

Friday, January 5, 2018

2017 DT Highlights and Temporary Shop Closure

Ready or not, welcome to 2018! 

At the end of every year I really do love looking back at all that had happened over the past year. So for this Friday's post I wanted to highlight all my favorite Design Team creations from 2017! It was a lot of fun to go back through all of them and hard to narrow down my favorites. I sure am lucky to have such a talented team!

Without further ado here are the 2017 favorites!
***P.S. If you click on the image name, it will take you directly to that image's link in my Etsy shop for easy shopping!***

Sami Stamps Image "Roses Under The Sea"

Sami Stamps Image "Daisy Bumble"

 Sami Stamps Image "I Love My Sweet"

 Sami Stamps Image "Flowers In My Mane"

Using Sami Stamps Image "Starfish Seahorse

 Using Sami Stamps Image "Giraffe Birthday Balloon"

Using Sami Stamps Image "Rockin' My Christmas Sweater"

Using Sami Stamps Image "Holding You"

Using Sami Stamps Image "Rose Unicorn"

Using Sami Stamps Image "Feather Nap"

Using Sami Stamps Image "Shy Flower Giraffe"

Using Sami Stamps Image "Flower Bath"

  Using Sami Stamps Image "Flower Seahorse"

 Using Sami Stamps Image "Flying Girl"

 Using Sami Stamps Image "Frosty Kisses"

 Using Sami Stamps Image "Shy Flower Giraffe"

Thank you Design Team for making 2017 inspiring! 

Sami Stamps also has an announcement. 
I believe there is a time and season for everything. And with the changes life has brought along with my sweet baby girl I have come to the decision to temporarily close down the Sami Stamps blog and Etsy shop. I am sad to take a step back but I know it is a right decision to simplify 2018.
Keep checking back from time to time or follow our facebook pages
because when we come back it will be with a bang! 

You have until January 31st to purchase your wish list. Everything will close on February 1st 2018!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Fun Friday with Bonnie and Chilly Bunny!

I hope you have had a great holiday season! 
Maybe some you will have some extra time to craft during your holidays!

Today i would like to share this simple card with you using Chilly Bunny
As you can see i added some stripes to this scarf.  You can pencil off some lines and add your coloring. I like to cut out my images and this image comes with some snowflakes in the background.  i just cut them out as circles or you can hand punch them.

Sami Stamps image - Chilly Bunny available here in the Blog shop.

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Have a Happy NEW Year!!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Frosty Fun Friday!

Hello!  Rae Ann here with your dose of Friday Fun inspiration!  Can you believe it is the Friday before Christmas?!  I hope you have your shopping and wrapping done and can put your feet up and enjoy a glass of egg nog (or whatever drink brings you the most joy).  And with Christmas right around the corner, you know what that means!  Soon it will be New Year's Day and we will suffer through several weeks of writing the wrong year on everything. =P  Before that happens, Frosty Stars and I are here to wish you a Happy New Year.

I colored Frosty Stars with Copic markers and used a technique I recently learned to make his hat band, buttons and stars look like gold glitter or sequins.  A little embossing for some texture, some ribbon and trim (the black trim below the ribbon doesn't really show at all in the picture), and a simple stamped sentiment and this card was done!

This month's challenge is white on white!  Why not put a project together and play along?  Just remember to use a Sami Stamps image to be eligible for prizes.

I hope you have a joyous holiday season full of the very best life has to offer.  Until next time!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Fun Friday with Deanne

Hi everyone!!!
Here I am, late again, for FUN FRIDAY!!! Oops, but I have a good excuse this time!!!
It's a very busy time of the year!!!

Here is a card I made using Sami's newest release, Little Holly Unicorn!
Isn't she adorable!

This card is also to remind you about the December challenge, white on white.

Have a very Happy Holiday!!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Fun Friday with Bonnie - 3D Paper Piece Card!

No time for coloring an image?  What about paper piecing?  
Want to make your card "the gift"??

The images on this card work well for paper piecing. 
In fact, i looked at the shop examples and the blog to see that other crafters have thought the same thing about this image called, Curious Gifts!

I like to use digital paper so that i can change the scale of the paper.
In some cases, i like to digitally paper piece too, because it cuts down on paper waste. 
Here is my paper pieced version of Curious Gifts!  The kitties were colored with Copics.
You can find more details on my blog here.
You can make your card a "gift that can be framed" by making it 3D.

To create a 3D image...
All you do is print the image off 3-4 times and layer it with foam tape!
Find a shadow box and frame your card!

Sami Stamps Curious Gifts can be found here in Sami Stamps Etsy Store
you can email Sami and request this image for $4
Here are some other cards using Curious Gifts image to inspire you!
 Former Sami Stamps Designer - Anat

Sami Stamps Designer - Emily

Sami Stamps Designer - Rae Ann

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Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 1, 2017

New Image: Little Holly Unicorn and Sami Stamps Challenge #56

Hi everyone! It is good to be back! I want to give a big thank you for our DT leader Grandma Bonnie and the rest of the design team for stepping it up and helping me out while I was away. I had a little special someone to welcome into my family and have been a little busy. =) I would like to ask everyone to please have patience with me over the next few months while I am trying to figure out how to balance my normal life along with my sweet baby girl. 

 The DT has put together some adorable inspiration for you today!

Sami Stamps Image "Little Holly Unicorn"

Sami Stamps Image "Little Holly Unicorn"

Sami Stamps Image "Little Holly Unicorn" 
And Announcing