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Friday, December 27, 2013

Wild West MailArt

Hello Everyone!
I hope you are having a great day!
Just a quick post to share a fun piece of Mail Art I made the other day. 
I love the way this piece turned out. 

This was created with:

Viva Las VegaStamps: 

Three Cowboys 2 3/4 x 3 1/2

Distress ink: Frayed Burlap, Walnut stain, Antique Linen and Vintage photo
VersaFine Black Ink

Happy Crafting and Enjoy the rest of your day!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mail Art Madness

Hello again!!

I just wanted to share a few pieces of mail art that I made the other day! These were created using some super fun Viva Las VegaStamps! I love these stamps! I also used my homemade glimmer mist on all of these, and Micron's for the doodles!

Envelope #1

Stamps Used: 

 Envelope #2

Stamps Used: 

Envelope #3

Stamps Used:  (for the top left where the heart is hanging from) 

Happy Crafty and have a Wonderful Week!!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Fast and Simple Card

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Today I just wanted to share a cute and simple card that can be made when you need a card in a hurry. 

This card can be used for a New Baby, Young Child's Birthday, or even a Thinking of You!
(and More!)

Isn't this the cutest little Bear stamp? 

Find It HERE at Viva Las VegaStamps! They have a ton of other super cute teddy bears too!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Adding FLAIR with Zappy Dots Flair

Hello Again!

Have you ever made a beautiful card and felt that it was still missing that something special? 

If you said yes, then what you need is some Flair!!!

Today I want to share a super fun card with you, and show you how flair can add that little something extra to your cards.
(Check out this awesome Dorthy and Otto stamp from Viva Las VegaStamps!)

(Don't you just love this Star Flair!?!)

Love this Stamp and Flair combo!

Links to Get your hands on these goodies:
VLVS Dorthy and Otto stamp- HERE

Also I was lucky enough to be a Fan Feature over on the VLVS blog, Check it out HERE!!! 
I'm super excited... Can you tell!?!
Thanks for Stopping and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Fun with Flair!

Hello World! 
Today I am sharing a super fun idea for creating custom napkin rings just in time for Thanksgiving!
With Fall being my favorite time of year, I was beyond excited to see the new sunflower flair!
(not only did I love the design, but the super fun rich colors are so inspiring and wonderful to work with!)

 Here are all 8 beautiful designs perfect for thanksgiving or year round!
(Bonus they match my flowers!)

(I think this is my favorite one!)

you can get this fun Zappy Dots flair set for yourself HERE and let me tell you, you will love them! They are even prettier in person!!! You can also use these on scrapbook layouts, the Zappy Dots interchangeable magnetic Jewelry and more!!! <3

(full set view from

Monday, November 18, 2013

Forever Loved

Today I wanted to share a tag I made in Honor of my Grandmother.

This stamp looks just like my grandmother when she was younger, She was a beautiful woman both inside and out!

She just passed away Saturday 11-16-2013 at about 7:15pm which is why the top clock is set to 7:15 and the crackle is supposed to symbolize the moment time stood still. (I used white Gel pen to cover the time originally on the clock, and microns to crate the new clock hands)

My Grandmother was an amazing Godly Woman, and I am so blessed to have had all of the time with her that I did. She will be missed, but she's no longer in pain and I thank God for that.  

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Word's Are Not Enough

Today I just want to post a quick tag that I made in honor of my grandmother. 
 She's and amazing Lady, and this tag has the perfect saying to how I feel.

Supplies Used: 
Viva Las VegaStamps:  
               *Words are not enough
               *On One Foot 

Studio Calico "abroad" 6x6 paper pad for background paper
(yellw strip at bottom is a scrap from my collection... not sure of company)
Inka Gold (yellow/green)
White Gel Pen
Broken China - Tim Holtz Distress Stain 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Viva Las VegaStamps! DT Tryout

Ok, as many of you know this is a very exciting moment for me! 
It's Finally the time I've been waiting for, for the last 5 1/2 months... Yes, It's time for the Viva Las VegaStamps! DT tryouts!!!

Ok, I'm not exactly sure where to start... 
First, I should say I am completely blaming my friend Mary Margaret whom introduced me, and gave me my 1st lb of VLVS rubber, yes needless to say I was addicted! I love the variety and and playfulness of their stamps! I probably shouldn't admit i'm up to 6+ lb's of rubber..(though I've shared them too...of course!)

I've had a really hard time trying to decide what 3 pieces most define my style...
I have such a wide range of styles and interests, and I can adapt to most any challenge requested of me, and some days am inspired by some of the most random things!

Ok, so here they are, my 3 pieces... I hope you all enjoy!

Ok, Thank you so much for taking the time to review my submission!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed, I'd be so lucky to get to be a part of such an amazing design team!  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Free Collage Sheets!

I hope you're having a wonderful hump day!

Today I thought I'd Share 2 FREE digital collage sheets that I created from cutouts of various magazines. These are both 8.5x11 sheet if you are curious. I would love to see what you create with these, please link back or leave me a comment where I can see your art if you use these :D (It may inspire me to possibly create a few more!)

You can also link up your art using any of these pieces to our Facebook @thecraftysugaraddict 

(Click images for larger view before downloading)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I'd rather be in Paris...

Hello Again!!!
As promised, today i'm sharing my 3d Shadow Box Card that I made yesterday.
 I absolutely love how it turned out!!! 

from the side here you can see that this card has tons of dimension.

Close up of "Carpe Diem" on the bow

I went with a Tim Holtz/Vintage feel but chose to challenge myself to use only Viva Las VegaStamps! (Which really wasn't much of a challenge since they have so many amazing images & sayings!!)
 As I'm sure you probably guessed I am loving my new vintage camera man stamp! 

Supplies Used: 

Victorian Cameraman 1 3/4 x 3 1/4

Scrapbook Paper
Wild Orchard Roses
Various Tim Holtz bits
Black StaZon ink

Monday, October 28, 2013

More Mail Art Madness

Hello Again Everyone!
Here is the Second Envelope in my Halloween series and a sneak peak at what I've done so far on #3. 
I hope you enjoy them!
Tomorrow I will be posting a fun Tim Holtz style 3D Shadow Box Card that I made today using Viva Las VegaStamps! I hope to see you then!

Below is the preview of envelope #3
 This is going to Dr. Jekyll's Laboratory and is headed to the Viva Las Vegas Stamp store when I get it finished :D 
(I'm still deciding on the finishing touches i want to add)

Stamps Used:

Victorian Cameraman 1 3/4 x 3 1/4

Crows by Studio G
Skull added for face in #2 also by Studio G
Stamps by Graphic 45 are: Clock, do not disturb, blood splatter and arch above door

Everything Else is hand drawn 

Don't forget to check back Tomorrow for the 3D Shadow box card!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Dr. Is In!

Quick Halloween Mail Art envelope 

I haven't decided what to do with this piece yet, But it was inspired by my friend Mrs. Sawbones and by peoples fear of Doctors. This actually looks better in person (at least I think so, but i love it either way!) 

Stamps Used:

The Body and hat for this man are Victorian Cameraman 1 3/4 x 3 1/4

Crows by Studio G
Eye Chart is from Tim Holtz
Skull added for face in #2 also by Studio G
Stamps by Graphic 45 are: Clock, do not disturb, blood splatter and arch above door

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mail Art Madness!

Hello Again, 
Today I wanted to share my latest piece of mail art with you. 

 This piece was made for a special friend of mine who is also an active Mail Artist! Hopefully It will make it to her home soon. :-D

 Front of Envelope 

 Back of Envelope

Products Used:
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers
  • Versa Fine Ink
  • Viva Las VegaStamps! Plate #890 I <3 this plate!! 
  • Tim Holtz stamps (3 men, and pen nibs)
  • Washi photo strip tape to seal and a washi tape camera just for fun
  • scrapbook paper for map background of card