Friday, February 27, 2015

My Cup of Tea #FM199

Good Friday morning and since its Friday, it must mean that its time for another challenge over at The Friday Mashup!  Tara is feeling antiquee and she has come up with a great mashup for everyone.
This week's Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with an "Antique Style, element or theme".
  • Create a project using the "Embossed Embossing technique" (tutorial) .
  • or Mash it Up! and create an "Antique project using the Embossed Embossing Technique". 
When I think of antique, I think of my Mom's blue and white dishes she likes to collect.  I just love the Stampin' Up! Tea Party stamp set.  It was perfect for this challenge and the added lace trim brought it all together.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pinterest Inspired

Good morning and thanks for dropping by.  Today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration where today we are sharing projects created from things that inspired us from Pinterest.  As I was browsing thru some of the boards that I enjoy following, I came across this set of blueprints from My Favorite Things.  It was a great set of sketches and I knew right away what stamp set I wanted to use for it.
blueprints 14.... 4 square card sketches
I really enjoy the new stamp set "Crazy About You" from the new SU! occasions catalog because it has tons or words that you can use to create your own phrase and the flower that comes with it is adorable.

This just happens to be my first Mothers Day card out of the way.  One down, one more today!  I stamped three times the flower in tangerine tango and cut it out in three pieces to layer with foam dots.  I added a clear button with a natural twine bow to the center.  I added three different sized dots I created using crystal affects and colored with the dark shade of night of navy blendabilities.
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Perk Up with CYCI58

Good morning!  Thanks for stopping by to see my project for the new challenge over at Can You Case It? this week.  This week its "designers choice" which means we get to create what we want.  My friend has been sick the past couple of weeks, so I wanted to create and send her a card to perk her up and since we both are huge fans of "COFFEE", what better card to send her than a coffee card!!!  Take a few minutes and go get your craft on and join us this week!

The little coffee cup comes from a monthly Simon Says kit I got a few months ago.  It included a cute little coffee themed stamp set and a metal die that cuts out this coffee cup.  The pink/yellow dsp I used also came from this kit.  I added some strawberry slush twine for a little girly look!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white (SU!)
Ink ~ tangelo twist (SU!)
DSP ~ Simon Says
Stamps/Dies ~ sentiment and coffee cup is Simon Says, Word Bubble stiched die is My Favorite Things 
Misc. ~ strawberry slush twine (SU!)
Now that you've seen my designers choice card, I hope it inspires you to go create and join in the fun this week at Can You Case It?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Dropping in for Your Birthday #FM198 Challenge

Good Friday morning everyone!  Today I am over at The Friday Mashup where Lisa has come up with a fun mashup challenge for us this week.  I hope you will enjoy my challenge card and decide to come play along with us.
This week's Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project using the "Sketch". 
  • Create a project with anything "Flight Themed (hot air balloon, plane, kite, etc)"
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project "using the sketch and anything flight themed".

One of the things I enjoy creating are cute kids cards, but just don't do it often.  As soon as I saw the theme of "take flight" I new right away what stamp set I wanted to play around with.  The Boys will be Boys stamp set is perfect for any little boy.
I hope you have enjoyed my challenge card, leave some "love" and go see what the other designers created!
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Clean & Quick with CYCI#57

Good morning and thanks for taking a few minutes of your weekend to visit my blog and say hello.  Today I am over at Can You Case It? where its time to share and get creative with our "Clean and Quick" challenge.  So grab that cup of coffee, check out what inspired our designers and go get creative and have fun with our challenge!

I will have to admit that there is one stamp set that really stands out to me.  Its a stamp set that no matter how many times I see something created with it, I just fall in love with it over and over.  Kinda Eclectic is such a wonderful stand set for layering and simple stamping.  It can be dressed up or dressed down for an occasion card you need.  If I had to suggest one stamp set to anyone, it would be this set!
So because this stamp set excites me so much, I think I will offer a special promotion that will start today thru this week and end of Saturday, February 21, 2015 (10pm). 
Here is my special:
when you place a min. order of $25 with "Kinda Eclectic" stamp set included, I will give to you for FREE a pack of basic rhinestones!!! 
Wonna sweetin' the special even more:
when you bump it up to a min. $50 order (again with Kinda Eclectic stamp set) not only will you receive the pack of rhinestones, but you will also be able to pick our a special Sale-a-Bration item for FREE!!! 
Ready to order?  You can either email me directly ( and I can place the order for you, or you can simply click on a product below and place your own online order.  Please use this special hostess code during checkout:  VYYRPQ76
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Friday, February 13, 2015

Back at the Barn #FM197

Good morning, its Friday, Friday, Friday!  And what better day than to share my project card for this weeks challenge over at The Friday Mashup.  Heidi has such a fun challenge for you this week.  A little barn fun is what it is!  Head on over to our main blog and check out all the details on how to join the mashup fun!

So when I saw this challenge, I knew I had to break out my new birthday farm animal stamp/die set I purchased.  It came just in time too!  The set includes a pig, cow (shown) and a chicken and goat with matching cute little sentiments.  This set is perfect for coloring with my Stampin' Up! blendabilities.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ night of navy, whisper white
DSP ~ birthday bash
Ink ~ momento black tuxcedo
Blendabilities ~ night of navy, pumpkin pie, calypso coral, pink pirouette, smoky slate, skin tones, daffodil delight
Misc ~ Bermuda bay 1/8" ribbon, basic rhinestones, wiggle eyes, foam stampin dimensionals

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hearts, Hearts and More Hearts SSINK February BLOG HOP!

Good morning and thanks for joining me for our monthly Blog Hop over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration!  This month we are focusing on "hearts".  Perfect time to spread the love for all our followers and say "What a sweetie you are!"
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #6 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place . If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
My projects for the blog hop are for my sons.  Its Valentine's Day and yes even my boys enjoy receiving my creative projects and some sweets to go with it.  When I was at Leadership last month, Donna Griffith (I believe, if I remember correctly) demoed a cute little box that was made and created by Sam Donald.  Click HERE to go visit her blog and watch her video.  Now I took it a step further and sized down her vs. to a much smaller one, but you'll have to check back next week to see what I created it for!!!

This fun little sized pouch holds perfectly a roll of fruity Momento's. Which both of my boys (including me) LOVE!!!

Now head on over to visit with Melissa at Stamp Doc.  She is sure to knock your socks off!
Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Jennifer C. at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  2. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  3. Laura at Crafty Chicks Creating
  4. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  5. Kathy at Katrina P's Creative Corner
  6. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  7. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle are HERE!!!
  8. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  9. Shellie at Craft Smashup
  10. Breelin at Craft-Somnia Momma
  11. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'
  12. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  13. Tonya at Stampin' with Tonya
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Creative Blog Hop Take 2

I was nominated by my good friend Diana Eichfeld over at Stampin' Fun with Diana.  Go visit her blog and see what she created for her project!

I have been wanting to create a new wreath for my front door for Valentines Day, so I broke out my big shot spiral flower die and some felt and went to town.  I love how fast and easy these flowers are to create.  It was the perfect little touch to place next to my pom pom style flowers. I started with wrapping my wreath with fluffy off white yarn.  This took the most time but with the tv on and a good cup of coffee by my side, I was set to wrap!

  These are two of the cute little rose flowers I created with the big shot flower die.  After all my flowers were made, I placed them on top my wreath to get the exact location for all of them and then started hot gluing in place.

I spray painted my wooden word "love" in black and hot glued it to the right side of my wreath.

Aren't the cute little pom pom flowers so cute?!

After all the flowers were glued in place, I went back and added in a little chevron ribbon and some wrapped clusters of black 1/8" ribbon to accent the flowers.
In addition to posting a card or project, the hop creators asked each participant to answer the questions below.

1. What are you working on?  I am currently working on some upcoming design team projects, shhhhh

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?  I tend to use layers vs. a single card layer.

3. Why do you create what you do?  I create what I do for the simple reason of "it keeps me sane"!!!  I do day care in my home with up to 5 kids at times, and by the end of the day, I am in need of some relaxing stamping time!

4. How does your creativity process work? I always start with either a sketch challenge or a color challenge and work from there.  Second step would be selecting the stamp set.

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I hope you have enjoyed my creative blog hop project.  I hope I have inspired you to go be creative!

Good and Dirty! #SSINKCS18

Good morning!  Today I am normally playing along with SSINK as a design team member with our sketch challenge, but this week I decided to play along as a simple player!  One of the things about being a designer with SSINK, is that we can only use Stampin' Up! supplies.  I have lots of other non SU! toys that I enjoy just as much and I enjoy playing with them too.  Come visit the gals at SSINK and play along with our fun sketch this week!
When I came across this cute dog stamp set, I knew I needed to pair it with my brick wall embossing folder to create the edging for my challenge card.  Now of course I did use some SU! supplies....I used some of the blendabilities to color in the dogs bed, butterfly and or course, some of the dirtiness on the doggie.  For the sake of name calling, we'll call her "Ellie"!!!  Ellie, you see has been naughty, she has been digging holes in the backyard with her friend and partner in crime, "Roxie"!!

I hope you have enjoyed my challenge card for this months sketch challenge over at SSINK!  Click the link above and go get inkspired from the design team!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Be My Valentine CYCI#56

Good morning!  Hard to believe its Sunday already, where has the weekend gone?!  Today I am creating over at Can You Case It and we have a wonderful new color challenge for you to play around with.

If you have been following my blog the past few weeks you know that I am in love with the You Plus Me stamp set from the new Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up!  I had such fun putting together this "special valentine"!
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Again thanks for stopping by, leave some "love" and head on over to our main blog site to see what the other designers have created.  We hope you will play along!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Oodles of Love at FM196

Good morning its Friday, Friday, Friday!  Don't you just love saying that word?!  Any who, today I'm over at The Friday Mashup and Holly has come up with a lovely color palette of red, pink and white or to mash it up, add a theme of Love.  I hope you will get inspired and come join us!

So for my card, I decided to keep it nice and simple.  I started with a base of very vanilla and a single layer of the same.  I look a piece of vanilla cardstock and water colored it with sahara sand using my aqua painter.  I then stamped the hardwood stamp in sahara sand as well.  I tore the edged and sponged in blushing bride.  I added two stamped hearts from the Snuggles and Smooches stamp set on blushing bride and rose red cardstock.  I even added a snipped and folded piece of chevron ribbon tucked under the one heart.  I finished it off with a stamped "oodles of love" sentiment a couple candy dots.
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Thanks for stopping by.  Leave some "love" and go see what the others have created to inspire you for our challenge.  Come join us!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Stamp Set Focus with SSINK

Today is stamp set focus over at SSINK and the designers are putting their focus on Snuggles and Smooches stamp set.  This is such a fun a cute stamp set and holds a big pack of punch for creating a simple card to an all out decked out card.

I did some heat embossing with my project card.  I first stamped with versa mark the smaller circle design and covered it in white powder and heated it up.  I did this three times.  I then took my ink pads in wisteria wonder, sahara sand and crisp cantaloupe with my aqua painters and did some fun water coloring.  The "love" is just stamped in crisp cantaloupe on a white banner layer. 
Now its hard to see in the photo and I'm sorry, that I inked up my zig zag embossing folder with some vera mark ink and did some heat embossing again in just a small area for a subtle background.
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 Thank you for stopping by.  Leave some "love" and head on over to our main blog to see what fun things the other designers have created with this stamp set.  We hope to of inkspired you!