Saturday, July 26, 2014

Elemental Doodles Stamps & An Awesome Announcement

This is a picture of the fabulous stamps that you can purchase from Elemental Doodles.  Don't you just love them?  Elemental Stamping is the technique where you take individual stamps and use them together to create a complete project.  For instance, you would use one of the larger sets and stamp the first design and then use the mini set to add more detail to the project.  I've been playing with them for the last few days and they are awesome.  Every time you stamp, you get a crisp, clean image because they are designed to keep the ink from beading on the stamp.  I will share some of the projects I did with you in a few days once I have them completely finished.

 Elemental Doodles is a small local business that has been around for a while and is getting back into full swing with new stamps coming out soon and a lot of other plans in the works.  Remember to support small businesses like this one as they are becoming few and far between.  Artists, like us, are what help keep their doors open. 

I have known the owner of Elemental Doodles for a long time and a couple of weeks ago she decided it was time to get busy making these wonderful stamps again.  It is my pleasure to announce that I will be a stamp artist for this great company helping to bring you even more awesome choices in stamps.  I am, also, honored to say that I will be the Design Team Director for Elemental Doodles. I am extremely excited to be working with Mel and using/ designing stamps for the company, as well, as helping with the design team and the duties of it.  You will, also, be seeing my work on the blog as a design team member, too, which I am thrilled to, also, be doing so that I can share what I am creating with everyone.   

Be sure to come over and follow the Elemental Doodles Blog and head over to the website to purchase your sets of stamps.  Don't forget to "like" the Elemental Doodles Facebook page, too.  You will want to follow one or both of these so you don't miss the design team call when it is posted if you are interested in being on a stamp design team.  

There is a lot of excitement happening at Elemental Doodles so don't miss any of it!  You will be awed, inspired and excited just as we are over everything.  Head on over and follow Elemental Doodles right away!

Happy Creating!
~Peg

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Join Me Tomorrow

Stop by the Arnold Grummer blog tomorrow (Friday) so you can see this beautiful snowflake on handmade paper!  It's a gorgeous project that you can make for your own upcoming holiday cards.  Handmade paper is the perfect match for this project and you can only find out how to do it from Arnold Grummer's Papermaking so don't forget to come by and see!

Happy Creating!
~Peg

Friday, July 18, 2014

Excited for Halloween Creating

Fall is my favorite time of year and I am ready for it to come as soon as possible.  I enjoy creating and decorating for Halloween and have been anxiously awaiting for that time to start.  When I saw the newest challenge on the SRM Challenge Blog,  the sketch challenge jumped out at me because I had already had some of the idea for the elements for a Halloween project in mind so I combined the challenge with my ideas and created this card.  Normally, I like to play around with a sketch and move the elements around, but this one I liked so much I left it just the way it was.  You can see the original one in this post on the Challenge Blog.   Don't you just love how the Trick -Or- Treat stickers jump out against the backgrounds?  These are one of my favorite sets of stickers.   There are so many to choose from and use.  They are the Halloween Stickers from SRM Stickers.  I used the Mandarin Twine and the Black Shimmer Twine to hide the seams created by each section of card stock which made a nice addition to the card. 

I am now happy that I have started my projects for Halloween and the fall and will be having fun making some more.  It's never too early to start, is it?    I hope you are having some fun creating what you enjoy, too!

Happy Creating!
~Peg

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Card Concept Challenge


I created this card for challenge #14 over on The Card Concept blog.  The challenge was to use the colors red, black, white and teal.  On the blog there are listed 6 defined styles for cards making and we needed to choose one of them to use for what we created.  The styles are Clean and Simple (CAS), Shabby Chic and Vintage, Freestyle Collage, Clean and Layered, Clean and Graphic and Classy and Elegant.  For this challenge, I chose to create a Classy and Elegant card.  It contains the monochromatic black and white, sparkling embellishments in the red rhinestones, a rich color scheme which fits into the challenge with these color choices  especially with the added red and teal colors and layered textures between the patterned papers and the doily just to name a few of the defined elements of a classy and elegant card. 
 
I really enjoyed doing this challenge.  It pushed me to find some things in colors that I haven't used for a while so I had to dig deep into my stash for some things.  I'm already looking forward to their next challenge on The Card Concept Blog.
 
 
Happy Creating!
~Peg