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London Calling

It is our 100th challenge at Red Carpet Studio this week! Woohoo!!!  We are very excited!

Our challenge this week is based on the movie The Iron Giant

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In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.
THE CHALLENGE:  Use the Movie Poster for inspiration!
(Please click HERE for our 2015 challenge guidelines)
I loved the warm colors of this poster and thought they would do great for this layout of my time in London.  One of the favorite pubs that I went to was called The Maple Leaf!  It was where a lot of Canadians visiting England would hang out for a taste of home! One of my favorite pubs ever!
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I used some Hot Off the Press DP that I have had for pretty much forever for this layout. The journal card is from Sn@p and there are a couple types of leaves, some punched ones using some bits of left over cardstock which I then stamped with a script as well as some paper ones that I picked up at Michaels. I also added in just a few brads as well. I hope you like it and will come and play along with us for your chance to win a great prize from Lawn Fawn!
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Use Your Stuff Blog Hop

Welcome to our Spring is Sprung Blog hop.  The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and (hopefully) the cold spell is over! The Use Your Stuff Design Team are showing their spring fever by creating some great spring themed  projects for you.

The hop runs from  Monday April 13th until Saturday April 18th, so you have lots of time to play along. Make sure you leave a comment on each blog.  If you would like to follow the blog, I’m sure the DT would love that as well :)  We have 5 spring themed prizes to give away from the commenters on the blogs.  You won’t know which blogs we will be choosing so make sure you comment on each one.   International participants are welcome.

Here is the list for the blog hopUse Your Stuff blog

Majo  Anne

Tammy  You are here!

Martha 

Karrie

Michelle 

Renee  

Julia  

Lori  
Shirley 
Spring always reminds me of Easter, and now that I have a son, I find that I enjoy it so much more.
For my project, I created a fun Easter layout of my son.  It was his first Easter and we did a little Easter Egg hunt.  He was more interested in the sound the eggs made than anything else!
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 I have a little box with a bunch of Easter stuff in it, which is what I used for the layout today.  The basket and eggs I cut from my cricut!

I hope you like it and don’t forget to check out the other blogs for some great spring projects~

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Sweet Dreams little Man

It’s another great challenge at Red Carpet Studio this week.  Now I’m not a big sports movie fan, but I will admit, that I do like this one!
Today’s challenge is inspired by the movie FIELD OF DREAMS.

 

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.
THE CHALLENGE: Create your own Field of Dreams. In other words, create a unique background for your page. Use stamps, ink, paint, pieces of paper, anything BUT a single piece of patterned paper or plain card stock.
(Please click HERE for our 2015 challenge guidelines)
Here is what I created for you this week
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 For the back ground I spritzed it with some glimmer mists and then used some of my texture paste and stensil for the hearts.  I added some droplets of alcohol ink as well.  The sentiment I cut out using my Create a Critter cartridge for my cricut.  The flowers, wood veneers, and the clip as well as the doily were all just from my stash.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog this week for your chance to win a great prize from this week’s sponsor.
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Sunsational Stamps-March Release Blog Hop!

Sunsational Stamps March Stamp Release Blog Hop

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Welcome to Sunsational Stamps March Stamp Release Blog Hop  Thank you for joining us today  we  are excited to present our new Spring Stamp Sets . We have 14 new sets, 10 of which will be showcased during the hop. All will be Available in the store this weekend!  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy the show.

 

We do have a few rules for this hop, to support each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible to win the Get Well Stamp Set, you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment, becoming  a follower of each blog is also required. In addition to this Everyone who participates will receive an adorable cut file as a free gift from our sister site, Scrapping With Lisa Designs.

 

We are offering a special for this release:

If you purchase 3  4×6 stamp sets you will get 1  4×6 set of your choice free.

If you purchase 3  3×4 stamp sets you will get 1  3×4 set of your choice free.

This special offer is good until  Sunday Mar 29  at midnight  EST.

 

Here is the stamp set that you could win for your participation:

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Here is the Free cut file that you will receive for completing the hop. It will be found on one of the Blogs during this hop.

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This hop runs all weekend, so you will have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop.  So let’s party and give a big welcome to Spring

 

Here is my Project for the hop I was given the  FLOWER POWER SET 

which can be found in the store here

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I created a cute little wall hanging for my project today.  I started out with a upcycled cardbaord piece from some flowers I bought at michaels.  I inked it with some spritzes and inked the edges with a little Walnut Stain from Ranger.

I then ran it through one of my cuttlebug folders for a bit more texture.  I glued on a doily and then started layering my flower pieces.  I added some glitter and stickles for a bit more shine and then a couple of little beads for that cute butterfly.

I used my crop a dile to pop a couple of holes in it and then threaded some ribbon in order for it to hang.  I hope you like it!

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Here is the line up for today’s Hop :

 

Janet – http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

Carla – http://www.racincrafts.blogspot.com/

Kimberly – http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/

Sher – http://www.sherscards.blogspot.com/

Marji – http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com/

Rhonda – http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/

Tammy – https://tampatha.wordpress.com/

Carolyn – http://www.grandmacarol46580.blogspot.com/

Lisa – http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/

Thank you for joining us and we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!! Check back here often for more inspirational projects created by our very talented Design Team!

 

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Floral Easter

Hey Everyone! Another start to a wonderful weekend. My turn to post on the Sunsational Stamps Blog today!

I have another lovely digi image for you. I think she is just so cute!

This is the image I used from the store and it can be found here!

I adjusted mine a bit in my program so it’s not exactly the same but that is such a great thing about digi’s….you can adjust them to how you need them!

I colored the image in with my Copics and then added some pretty Easter paper for a background.  Some borders with punched cardstock and ribbon as well as a diecut butterfly finish it off.  I hope you like it and stop by the store and see all the fabulous Easter images that are there…they are just too darn cute!

 

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Lucky

Top o’ the morning to ya!

We have a great new challenge for you on the Red Carpet Studio blog today.  Using The Lucky One as your inspiration (just in time for St. Patrick’s day).

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The Lucky One is a 2012 romantic drama film directed by Scott Hicks and released April 2012. It is an adaptation of the 2008 novel of the same name, by Nicholas Sparks.
The film stars Zac Efron as Logan Thibault, a U.S. Marine who finds a photograph of a smiling young woman while serving in Iraq, carries it around as a good luck charm, and later tracks down the woman, with whom he begins a relationship.
THE CHALLENGE: use GOLD and the word LUCKY on your project.
(Please click HERE for our 2015 challenge guidelines)
Here’s my card for you today!
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I just used some green DP from my stash.  The stamp set is from Stampin Up and one I haven’t used before so it was nice to open it up. It’s called Reason to Smile.  I added some twine, sequins and gold lettering from my stash!  I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog for your chance to win an awesome prize!
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Happy Easter!

Hello everyone!.  Can you believe it is Daylight Savings this weekend?  Then right around the corner is Spring! Weeeee!!  The DT at Sunsational Stamps is going to be highlighting some of our fun Easter and Spring Stamps for you over the next week or so, to get you into the mood for nicer weather and all the buds and flowers blooming…Saying goodbye to winter for yet another year.

Today I am using this cute little bunny and egg image.  He’s just so adorable!  He may not be in the store yet, but he’s definitely going to be made available asap for you to use!
 Lots of fun spring colors on this card and my favorite–layers :)  A little bit of stickles for the nose and the egg stripes :) I colored him with my copics and then did some chalking in the background.   The DP is from Hot off the Press.  The flowers are $$ store and the sentiment is from Michaels.  My little bit of fringe is from CTMH.   Just because I’m really into them right now, a few little sequins to finish off the flowers. I hope you enjoy him and don’t forget to shop at the store to get started on your Easter and Spring cards!!
Lots of fun spring colors on this card and my favorite–layers :)  A little bit of stickles for the nose and the egg stripes :) I colored him with my copics and then did some chalking in the background.   I hope you enjoy him and don’t forget to shop at the store to get started on your Easter and Spring cards!!
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Vaycay fun!

Happy Sunday and the first day of March if you can believe it!   Wow, it feels like February flew by!    We have a new challenge at Red Carpet Studio today! Yay!

Our inspiration this week is from Public Enemies (I must admit, this is one of the few movies I’ve not seen yet…surprisingly)

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Synopsis:

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

THE CHALLENGE:  The Good Old Days….Use a distress technique on your project.

(Please click HERE for our 2015 challenge guidelines)

So I have a fun vacation layout for you today….

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I hoard paper like you wouldn’t believe.  I always find it is so hard to use the cute stuff because you don’t want to cut it apart!  So I hunkered down and got too it.  I used the On the Boardwalk Collection from Graphic 45 which I thought would go great for this beach photo.  The orange dinghy I just cut out with my cricut and for some fun I added some burlap!  I distressed the edges of my pages and inked them up with my distress ink.  All the bits and bobs are just from my stash.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to stop by the blog and see the rest of the great projects we have for you, as well as to enter to win a fabulous prize for this week’s challenge.  I look forward to stopping by your blogs to check out what you create!

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Sunsational Stamps February Blog Hop

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Welcome to Sunsational Stamps February Stamp Release Blog Hop Thank you for joining us today, We are excited to present the new Critter Stamp Sets. We are also excited about our newest Design Team Members. You are in for an amazing show of creativity and talent!! So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy the show.

There are a few rules for this hop, to support each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible to win this adorable Critter Stamp Set, you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment. You must become a follower of each of the blogs.

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In addition to this, everyone who participates will receive an adorable cut file as a free gift from our sister site, Scrapping With Lisa Designs. It will be found on one of the Blogs during this hop, so make sure you stop by each one!  Here is the free cut file that you will receive for completing the hop.

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We are offering a special for this release:
If you purchase 3 – 4×6 stamp sets you will get 1 4×6 set of your choice free.
If you purchase 3 – 3×4 stamp sets you will get 1 3×4 set of your choice free.
This special offer is good until Sunday, Mar 1st at Midnight, EST.
This hop runs all weekend, you will have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. So let the party begin !
Here is my Project for the hop I was given the ONCE UPON A TIME CRITTER SET.  You can access them from the store here.

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How cute are these?? :)  I decided to make 3 project with the images, to show the versatility.  I’ve got a Card, a Tag and an ATC to show you.  I chose to use the pre-colored images for these projects this time, because I thought that they were so great.

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I created the sentiment just on my computer.  The DP is from the Lakeside paper set by Pebbles Inc.  Ive added some sequins, pearls and twine from my stash.

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The tag was created just using some scraps from my box for the tag.  The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up.  I used some ribbon and twine from my stash as well as the flowers and bling.  I added a bit of stickles to the petals of the flowers as well as to the unicorn’s horn.

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For this fun ATC I used a sentiment that I printed out on the computer.  I added just some DP and ribbon from my stash.  I popped up the crown with some pop-dots and added some stickles for a bit of wow.  I also gave him a popper of a kisser with some red stickles as well.

I hope you enjoy the projects I’ve created for you today and make sure you stop by everyone’s blog to see all the great ideas and inspiration that they have for you with these fun new critter stamp sets!

Here is the line up for today’s Hop :

Janet – http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Jennifer – http://www.jenskoalatcrafts.blogspot.com/
Carla – http://www.racincrafts.blogspot.com/
Rose – http://cardsforallreason.blogspot.com.au/
Kimberly – http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
Sher – http://www.sherscards.blogspot.com/
Marji – http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
Rhonda – http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
Tammy – https://tampatha.wordpress.com/
Carolyn – http://www.grandmacarol46580.blogspot.com/
Lisa – http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/

Thank you for joining us and we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!! Check back often to see more inspirational projects that the DT will create.

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Boys and their Toys

Friday is here again, and I’m posting on the Sunsational Stamps blog today with my inspiration piece.

Today I am using the image from the Scrapping with Lisa designs called Jimmy.  I thought he was a fun masculine image to play with.

 

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Rather than coloring with my copics like I normally do, I decided to go with some watercoloring today, just because I’ve not done it in awhile.  So as you can see, like a watercolor painting, some of the areas are darker and some have varying degrees of lighter color.  It was fun to get back into it.

I went with lots of layers and just a few embellishments with this one today.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to stop by the store and shop around!  Remember, tomorrow is our blog hop so pop by and see what I have for you then!

DP: Boy crazy (MME)

Punch : EK success

Sentiment:  Stampin Up

Cardstock: Michaels

Twine: unknown

Watercolor pencils: unknown

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