7.08.2009

Let's Get Decorating!!

Starving Artistamps has done it again!! An innovative stamp set with accompanying sentiments. Who needs to redecorate a family room or master bathroom? Now you can create endless cards and stamped projects...all with a "Trading Spaces" sort of feel! (You know you loved that show back in the day!)

Hopefully, you've just seen Irene's cards. If not, start at the beginning and leave comments on the designers' blogs until the end. Because, one of us has BLOG CANDY; but you don't know who! So...here are my examples...

I love the glitz and glam of this over sized chandelier!! I couldn't add enough bling between the rhinestones, stickles and glitterly EP!

This is one of my favorites! I stamped the window two times come create a door for the pup to sit on. The shutters became the walk way. Aren't Starving Artistamps' images so adaptable!!

To make these stainglass windows more authentic, I embossed several layers of clear embossing powder for a slick and glassy finish.
Another little detail using some flowers from an Easter set!


Know anyone with an anniversary? Make a set of Him and Her chairs!


This wainscotting is awesome...and I am certain that I will be thinking up a few more ideas for it! Love the little details of the switches and outlets!

I'm not a cat lover AT ALL...but what a handsome tiger cat!!
I use watercolor crayons and squished ink pad lids for my coloring needs.

Yes, I handdrew and then carefully cut this "at sign" out. haha. But that was before my mom reminded me that my neighbor has a Cricut! Boy, wish I had thought of that earlier...and that she wasn't out of town! But, I love the challenge of cutting out my own shapes (like the banner on the dog card). Sponging and stickles adds depth and interest to this at sign. Are you "At" home with your loved ones?


Dig out that patterned paper and use with these Vintage Furniture! Doesn't that carpeting look so lifelike? Again, with the magic of a pencil and scissors, I drew out and cut out a TABLECLOTH for this end table. Remember...TRADING SPACES...you gotta mix it up!

Now, just remember, pop up cards are hard to photograph. Esp. late at night after a really bizzaro day! (Hope to reshoot it in daylight.) But this is the front for the following pop up card.


Shazzam...a PUNNY computer generated sentiment to congratulate the receipient. Though, I now need to find out if there is a Congratulations stamp in the Doodlefactory Line and then I need to add it to my next order!
Okay, this is also in my top three of favorites...A CHRISTMAS CARD...using the new stamps. You can snuggle up with your sweetie as your wait for Midnight and Santa!


Note the reversed brad...used for the coocoo clock's hands!!


(Mistletoe...sidewise as Blogger loves to bug me out. Just neck exercises to help you get through the blog hop!)

Now remember, there is a 3 day special from the 8th-10th of July. And boy is it a GREAT one! Buy both the complete collection of stamps and coordinating sentiments and get cling cushion for them FREE. Tracey is just making it TOO easy for you guys. haha. So, again, leave comments and I'll keep my fingers crossed that YOU will be the lucky winner. And now, scamper in a doodlicious fashion off to Jenn's blog to see some more funtastic ideas!




I'm sure you'll find tons of neat ideas and inspiration along the way!

48 comments:

Natasha said...

Oh my goodness Dawn! These are all amazing! What a cool idea making the window pieces into a door and walk way! And that pop-up card is amazing!

Juliana said...

Okay, (ahem)...THE AWARD FOR THE BEST USE OF WINDOW IMAGES GOES TO DAWN!!! (applause)

These are all too cute!!! WOWSA girl!! WONDERFULLY DONE!

Tracey B. said...

So many interesting and clever things to comment on. First you and I had the same idea to put Mrs. Poose in the pillows... great minds! Second LOVE LOVE LOVE The clock hands, brilliant! I love how classy you made the chandelier card and my favorite has got to be "I love our life" Its just too sweet :O)
Way to go Dawn!

Lisa Page said...

That pop-up card is TO DIE FOR! I love it! Great samples- you are one talented starving artist!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness! You totally outdo yourself every time you make a set of cards! These are amazing! I love how you created a door and stones for the dog card. I've known lots of cats in my life and that cat sitting on all those pillows is perfect! I NEED a set of those for the cat lovers in my life. And you really need to start illustrating stamps - that 'at' sign is so creative and perfect! Plus your banners and your cloths for the table. Wow! Then the clock hands and mistletoe - I love how clever you are! :)

Donna said...

Wow...you've been busy! They are all absolutely wonderful, Dawn. I love "Love our Life" and your chandelier is just so elegant. Fabulous work!!!

Jenn said...

Dawn you blow me away!! These are all AWESOME cards!! Every little detail is perfect!!

Tanya Rudd said...

Welcome Home with the dog is amazing, love the embossed background paper. Wonderful!

Randi said...

Oh my gosh! So many cool creations!! I love the paper pieced chairs that look like tapestry, and the chair pop up card! And you colored the cat so beautifully!

Nina said...

Wonderful cards! I love the pop-up one :)

Stefanie said...

Very cute! I love the way you did the back of the brad for the hands of the clock.

Karina said...

Beautiful work!

Donna Baker said...

WOW! I totally love your handmade tablecloth - great job on all the cards!

DoodleFactory said...

I love how you always come up with an innovative way to use your stamps. I never would have thought you could take this set into the outdoors! The pop up card is great and I love your hanging mistletoe!

Lin said...

wow when do you have any free time for life? You are having way too much fun and almost convince me that I'm missing out on all the fun.

Muffin said...

Wow, so many and so great, amazing work! :D

Phinny said...

Wow, wow, wow - love the chandelier especially! Great cards!!

What fun! Thanks for being part of the cool blog hop. I love seeing all of the talent and inspiration from everyone.

Zarah said...

Gosh... WOW!! Love these - especially the blinged chandelier! :D

Lauri said...

WOW!! What a great set! and all your cards....how creative!

leenda said...

I can tell you've enjoyed this new set of stamps!! Fabulous creativity w/lots of wonderful details!

Lydia said...

Sheesh - I don't know where to start - these are so amazingly creative!! I LOOOOVVVVE the tablecloth!! My eye went right there.

Stellar.

L.

Ginny said...

i laughed when i saw that pop-up--but it's perfect!

Tammy said...

these cards totally blew me away! They were amazingly fabulous!

clouds shadler said...

wow! such cute cards! love the intricate work you've done! awesome take on the new collection!

Clouds :D

KanataNewf said...

You used some very creative tricks! Love the reversed brad for the clock hands. lovely cards.

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

exquisite details. the chandelier reminds me of my mom

KOstvig said...

so so cute ...you have been very busy friend everything looks wonderful

Andrea said...

Love the double window to make the door!!! FABO!

Cr8ive ME said...

What fabby cards.

Love all the details.

M.E.

Stampin_melissa said...

Awesome cards Dawn! Wow!

Lori said...

Amazing! Love the blinged-out chandelier and the pop up card!

Kristin Yong (jinchris2003@yahoo.com) said...

Love the cute details and clever use of colors and sentiments. I am new to Starving Artistamps but I am loving the possibilities with this stampset:)! Yoo hoo!

Tettiz said...

Wooooow!!! Ingenious with the reversed brad!!!! :D

Greensleeves said...

So many great cards, it's difficult to choose the favourites! Love the cat, awwww.

postal orphan said...

The way you used patterned paper for the chairs is simply fab! I love these images - cute and classy. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

Mary Strauser said...

I am really enjoying the hop. Way to many ideas to pick a favorite one have to go back and look again.

Starla said...

HOLY MOLY GIRL!!! You have been crankin' out the creativity!!

Cathy said...

These are all so great! TFS.

dragonfairie said...

cute cards, especially enjoy the pop up chair card!

Kathy Daume' said...

wow, you've been busy girl!!! I LOVE the long card with the windows used as stepping stones. Brilliant. And I LOVE the pop-up chairs card. Fab-u-los-o! :)

Julia Aston said...

Wow - you really went to town making cards here - I love the one that opens to the 3 chairs particularly! but they are all super - what a wonderful new set!

Brandy said...

You are a talented little thing!! Great job!! 'hand drew' the @ sign??It's AWESOME!!

Christi said...

Dawn, you are blowing me away with all of your creations!! Sorry I haven't been able to comment much lately but I have seen all your creations and LOVE them all!!

AlienAnessa said...

Holy stinking moses, Dawn!! If I can get my jaw picked up off the floor, I might be able to talk soon. I can't believe all these cards of yours!! What an amazing job you did, jeepers!! I love them ALL!!! Wowy, I'm still in awe!! =)

Annette J. said...

Great stamp set, I can't believe all the extra details you were able to add, especially the items you drew and cut out yourself!!

Lynna said...

Such interesting stamps. Love all the cards you made and great ideas.
TFS

Sandra MacLean said...

Dawn, that chandeliar card is gorgeous!! I love all the bling on it!

Lynn said...

Love your cards and the way you used that brad for the clock. Never would have thought about that on my own, thanks for the tip.