Tracy

I altered this notebook using Tracy digi and Label 1 rubber stamp from InStyle Stamps., Tracy is also available in a rubber stamp. I experimented with animal skin patterns and had fun coloring the stool’s cushion and phone in a Zebra print. I think the contrast worked out well so I’ll be trying it again. ;D


Main Stamp: Tracy & Label 1 (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Just Dreamy (MME)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R21
-hair: E31, E34, E35, E37
-clothes: BG11, BG13, BG15, R00, R11, T2
-other: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9

Did you know? Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, is a British theoretical physicist and cosmologist, whose scientific career spans over forty years. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and in 2009 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.
[Stephen Hawking, Wikipedia.org]

Town Girl

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I made this card using Town Girl by InStyle Stamps. The challenge is an anything goes theme and I experimented with a single-layer white card. Using the border embossing folder really adds the final touch to complete this card. I only wish the embossing folders were just a tad bit bigger as I always have to trim my card down about 1/4″ to fit the design.


All the Challenges Submitted:
Pile it On – Cute & Charming
Make it Crafty Challenge – Anything Goes
AiFactory Challenge #49 – Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge #38 – Anything Goes
Tuesday Taggers – Fall Colors by The Craft Barn
Stamp Something – Fall Colors
Anything Goes Challenge Blog – Week #17

Main Stamp:
Town Girl (ISS)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Grace’s Frame
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R21, R22
-hair: E55, E57, E59
-clothes: YR12, YR04, YR07, YR09, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
-other: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, BG000, 0, G40, G82, G85, Y11, YR20

Did you know? Ice, technically, may be any one of the 15 known crystalline phases of water. It appears in nature in forms of precipitation snowflakes, hail, icicles, glaciers, pack ice, and entire polar ice caps. Ice is an important component of the global climate, and plays an important role in the water cycle. Furthermore, ice has numerous cultural applications, from ice cooling of drinks to winter sports and the art of ice sculpting.
[Ice, Wikipedia.org]

Update: “I topped it!” at Make It Crafty for this challenge!

Janice

Welcome to the InStyle Stamps Hop! You should have arrived here from Robin and your next hop it onto Genevieve. After you finish the hop, you can return back to the ISS Blog and vote for you favorite project. ;D Our projects this week were sponsored by Glue Arts and you can read my review from a previous post.

I made this card using Janice digi from InStyle Stamps. I love the autumn colors and I’ve been holding onto this jack-o-lantern just for the right project! The other challenge is another Operation Write Home as I will be sending this card to them as well.


Here are a few things going on at InStyle Stamps this week that you don’t want to miss out on:
* OWH Birthday Bash is open until Sunday the 26th at 12:00 PM EST and the prize is 4 digis!
* Comment on all new release posts on the ISS blog by Sunday the 26th at 12:00 PM EST and you could win a Glue Arts adhesive goodie pack. In addition, just for commenting on the DT posts, you could win a free digi!

Theme: InStyle Stamps Release Blog Hop
Challenge: Sparkle Creations – Operation Write Home
Main Stamp: Janice (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Paper samples from ISS – thanks Virginia!
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E00, E11, E13, E18, E19, E29
-hair: W3, W5, W7, W9, W10
-clothes: E50, E51, E53, YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18, YG91, YG93, YG95

Did you know? A truffle is a fungal fruiting body that develops underground and the mycelia form symbiotic relationships with the roots of several tree species. There are hundreds of species of truffles, but the fruiting body of some are highly prized as a food. The record price paid for a single white truffle was set in December 2007 at $330,000 (£165,000) for a specimen weighing 3.3 lbs (1.5 kilograms).
[Truffle, Wikipedia.org]

Amelia Chloe

I made this card using Amelia Chloe digi from InStyle Stamps . Our projects this week were sponsored by Glue Arts and you can read my review from a previous post. Amelia Chloe will be released this week! Check out the InStyle Stamps blog for more samples and a chance to with your own Glue Arts products. I did an all-pink card because my daughter said “pink is pretty.”

Theme: InStyle Stamps Release Preview
Main Stamp: Amelia Chloe (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Sweet (DCWV)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Dahlia
Copic Colors:
-skin: E00, E11, R20
-hair: E44, E47, E49
-clothes: E51, E53, RV23, RV25, RV29, W3, W5, W7

Did you know? In the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), the southernmost and largest island in the atoll is named Kwajalein Island, nicknamed Kwaj, is about half-mile wide and three miles long. The population of Kwajalein islet is currently below 1,000 individuals, mostly Americans and a small number of Marshall Islanders and other nationals, all of whom have express permission from the U.S. Army to live there.
[Kwajalein Atoll, Wikipedia.org]

Firefly Chloe

I made this card using Firefly Chloe digi from InStyle Stamps which will be released later this week. Our projects this week were sponsored by Glue Arts and I’ll be posted my review which describes all the products I used. Check out the InStyle Stamps blog for a chance to win your own Glue Arts products and to see more projects using Firefly Chloe.


Theme: InStyle Stamps Release Preview
Main Stamp: Firefly Chloe (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Paper samples from ISS – thanks Virginia!
Metal Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11
-hair: E50, E51, E53
-clothes: 0, B000, B52, E50, E51, E53, YR000, YR01, YR02
-other: G20, G40, E82, E94, E99, G000, R05

Did you know? Fireflies or lightning bugs are winged beetles known for their conspicuous crepuscular use of bioluminescence to attract mates or prey. Fireflies produce a “cold light”, with no infrared or ultraviolet frequencies. This chemically-produced light from the lower abdomen may be yellow, green, or pale red – wavelengths from 510 to 670 nanometers.
[Firefly, Wikipedia.org]

Amelia Chloe

I made this card using Amelia Chloe digi from InStyle Stamps which is soon to be released later this month. The challenge is to create a card or project based on a storybook and I thought this image would fit the theme for any adventurous female book. Books such as Amelia Rules, Amelia Earhart and Our Only May Amelia are some great examples. The other challenge is to use a digi stamp.


Challenge: InStyle Stamps InSpirational Challenge
Challenge: Scrap-Creations – Challenge #27
Main Stamp: Amelia Chloe (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Handmade Cara Marie (K&C)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Scalloped Circle Large
Copic Colors:
-skin: E00, E11, R20, W1
-hair: YR20, YR21, YR23
-clothes: E50, E51, C3, C5, C7, C9, W10, E44, E47, E49, R35, R37, R39, Y35
-other: R83, R85, YG91, YG93, YG95

Did you know? The Bengal is a breed of cat formed by the cross of a domestic feline and an Asian Leopard Cat which is unrelated to the Bengal tiger. If kept as a pet, the cat should be at least four generations removed from the original crossing. However, until the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 is revised, licensing is still required for keeping of Bengal cats in the United Kingdom.
[Bengal (cat), Wikipedia.org]

Kei

I made this card using Kei digital stamp from InStyle Stamps. The challenge is to create a card or project based on the inspirational photo provided. Head on over to InStyle Stamps’ Blog and join us for a festive autumn challenge. I also entered this card into the Simon Says Stamps Holiday Hop.

Hop: Simon Says Stamps – Holiday Hop
Challenge: InStyle Stamps – InSpirational Challenge
Main Stamp: Kei (ISS)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Scalloped and Inverted Scalloped Circles
Copic Colors:
-skin: E11, E13, E15, R20
-hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, W10
-clothes: YR12, YR16, YR18, E55, E57, E59
-other: YG63, YG67, E57, E55, E59

Did you know? A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a large low-pressure center and numerous thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rain. The term “cyclone” refers to such storms’ cyclonic nature, with counterclockwise rotation in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise rotation in the Southern Hemisphere.
[Tropical Cyclone, Wikipedia.org]

Jet

I made this card using Jet digi from InStyle Stamps which is also available in rubber. The challenge is to create a card or project based on the sketch provided, which is also a T-Card.


This was a tricky card to make but here are a few tutorials should you need a little more guidance; one from Split Coast Stampers and the other from Paper Punch Addiction. Here’s the card extended so you can see the sentiment and how the pull tab works.

Challenge: InStyle Stamps Sketch Challenge
Main Stamp: Jet (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Homeroom (TPC)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11
-hair: E57, E59, E49
-clothes: E57, E59, B000, B91, B93, B95, E41, E42, E43
-other:

Did you know? Types of snow can be designated by the shape of its flakes, description of how it is falling, and by how it collects on the ground. There are over 20 different ways to describe snow on the ground and almost a dozen ways to describe while it’s falling!
[Types of Snow, Wikipedia.org]

Alma

Welcome to the InStyle Stamp blog hop! You should have arrived here from Jan and when your done here hop on over to Sarah next. When you get finished, make sure to head back to the InStyle Stamp blog where you can leave comments AND vote for your favorite DT creation! One lucky commenter/voter on their site will receive a $25 goodie bag; and the winning DT member also get a prize! So, um… well, vote for me! LOL!

I made this card using the new digital release of Alma from InStyle Stamps. The main image was enlarged for the centerpiece and used again, in it’s entirety, in a smaller size as the “painted picture” accent on the bottom of the easel card.


Blog Hop: InStyle Stamps Release Blog Hop
Main Stamp: Alma (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Nana’s Kids (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-ducks: C1, YR00, YR12, YR14, Y02, Y04, Y08, 0
-other: E40, E41, E42, E43, YG01, YG03, B60

Did you know? Mount Albion Cemetery in Albion, New York, has one of the rare butternut trees in the region. Butternut trees, also known as White Walnut trees, are typically limited to the eastern Northern Americas.

Ellie

This project is a chocolate bar wrap, however, if it stays on my desk too much longer then it’s going to be an empty wrapper! This is my second attempt to find a pink salmon color – I’m getting closer. I used the digital stamp Ellie from InStyle Stamps which is newly released. Head on over to their blog as they are giving away a free digit when they hit 300 followers. Be sure to leave them a comment letting them know you came from here! (I think I get brownie points!)


Challenge: Aud Sentiments – Challenge #9
Main Stamp: Ellie (ISS)
Patterned Paper:
unknown scraps
Copic Colors:
-R22, YR02, R02, R11, G82, E42, E44, YR20, YR21, YR23

Did you know? The movie Cast Away was filmed on Monuriki, a member of the Mamanuca Islands. It is in a subgroup of the Mamanuca archipelago, which is sited off the coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island. The island became a tourist attraction following the film’s release. Although it is identified by Kelly after Chuck’s return as being “about 600 miles south of the Cook Islands,” there is actually no land between Antarctica and the southern-most Cook Islands of Mangaia.
[Cast Away, Wikipedia.org]