Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sand Castle - DeNami Product Spotlight Blog Hop

Hi there!

Today DeNami Designs is spotlighting the Sand Castle stamp.  You get a 10% savings for one week only! It's also a Design Team Blog Hop and I am your LAST STOP on the HOP! Hopefully you have hopped along the way and left a comment for your chance to win this stamp! If you are just wondering in, no problem, you can find the list below!
I started with a pink card base onto which I added my patterned paper. Starting at the top, I took the same paper and cut a few scallops topping with a white heart border! 
I stamped the Sand Castle on a kraft pinking sheer die-cut using Vintage Sepia ink.  I used some creative masking to use the Birds stamp to fit my Sand Castle focal point. :-)  In tumbled glass ink, I used the Mini Swirl to create a background beneath the Sand Castle focal point. Using 5/8 Grosgrain white ribbon, I created two ribbon tails. I used an Aqua Boutique Button laced with twine to anchor the tails. 
Lastly, I stamped a border at the bottom using the Seashells stamp set to complete the look!
Now don't forget to leave a comment before you go! You could be the proud new owner of this stamp!!!
I am joining over at Link Up Tuesday - Linky Party.
Thanks for Stopping by!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The RibbonReel Challenge 58 - A Time To Celebrate


{Honored that this was a Top 3 Shout Out at Link Up Tuesday Linky Party 7/22/13 Thank You so much}

Welcome to another challenge at The Ribbon Reel! I am actually the host and I would like to see you create a card or project using the inspiration photo below, using the colors Pink and White PLUS Ribbon and Lace
The Supplies I used from The Ribbon Reel:
If you have followed me long enough, I think it's no secret that I love pink! (aqua too), but I loves me some pink! :-) I started with a pink card base and I embossed a white cardstock panel using the letterpress technique.  Using Hero Arts Clouds backgroud stamp, I used a pink ink layering to create another background paper. From my patterned paper stash, I found a pretty pink panel to add to the bottom. I added a length of beautiful white crochet trim. In the lower right corner, I added a sentiment from Hero Arts: Cuckoo

I die-cut and layered some hearts with some pink glittery goodness in the center of the card front. In the upper right corner of the heart, I added my three beautiful paper roses.
As you see above, I tied a fussy shabby bow using pink and white seam binding. I stamped the clock from the Hero Arts Cuckoo set in charcoal ink and added to the center adding a pink rhinestone to the center. A final embellishing touch was adding a White Pearl Stick Pin.

Here is your inspiration photo! I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! I hope it will inspire you to create and join us the next two weeks. 
Please be sure to make a stop over at The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog to view the rest of the gorgeous creations by the design team.  I hope to see your creations in the gallery the next two weeks.  You could be the next winner of The Ribbon Reel shopping spree!

I am joining in at An Inky Situation - Anything Goes, 3 Girl Jam - Anything Goes with Ribbon, Link Up Tuesday - Linky Party.
Hope you have a wonderful evening!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Paper Sweeties July Post Rewind

It's the last day of the July release at Paper Sweeties! Hopefully you have had a chance to peek around at the design team sneak peeks. Today I have one more share using a new set as well as previously released stamps. 
I started by stamping the picket fence from the newly released set Home Tweet Home twice in Kraft ink on Kraft cardstock which I fussy cut out. I then added some white paint to give a worn and weathered look.  I added the fence to each end of the patterned paper after stamping the pole for the birdhouse.  I then stamped, fussy cut, and added my little birdie to the fence. 
I stamped Emma and gave her a dress from You are Special. The sentiment Grateful For You that has been stamped in a banner can also be found in that same set.  A final embellishing touch was adding a butterfly that I have painted white and distressed slightly with sandpaper, a flower gem to the birdhouse and pearls to Emma's hair. :-)

Please be sure to stop by the Paper Sweeties Blog and the rest of this talented team to see one more Paper Sweeties creation!  

Sharing this at Link Up Tuesday, An Inky Situation - Anything Goes

I hope you have enjoyed looking at the new creations for Paper Sweeties the last few days! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Paper Sweeties July Release Day!

Hi there!

Today is the day that you can purchase Paper Sweeties newest sets.  Hopefully you have hopped around the last two days to gain some inspiration from the team.  We will be showcasing more from the sets today.  Check back tomorrow as we will have a rewind post that will include new mixed in with some of the older sets. 
I am just loving sweet and bright colors this summer!  This set showcases Paper Sweeties Summer Fun!  I used two sentiments and stamped them inside the polk-a-dot frame. 

I took a length of yellow grosgrain ribbon and wrapped it around the card front and tied off in a bow and embellished with a bright pink button and a pearl.   I die-cut a popsicle using my Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge and added some yummy glitter! 

Please don't forget to stop by the Paper Sweeties blog, as well as the rest of the team's blog to see what they created for you. 

I am personally joining in at Moxie Fab World - Mixy-Matchy, Craftin' Desert Diva's - Summer Linky Party, Sunday {Fun}day - Linky Pary, An Inky Situation - Anything Goes, Link Up Tuesday - Linky Party
We will be back tomorrow with one more creation, so I hope to see you back here!  

Sunday, July 14, 2013

DeNami Design Summer Splash Blog Hop!

Hi There!
{This is my second post of the day, for my Paper Sweeties Design Team post Day 2 click here}

Wahoo! It's DeNami Blog Hop Time!!!
It's my favorite time of year! SUMMER!  
I totally run on solar power, so I am a happy happy girl this time of year! 
You should have arrived from Kanani's blog, 
but if you just hopped in you don't want to miss all 
the wonderful inspiration so you will want to start at the
DeNami Design Blogplus you don't want to miss out on 
your chance to win a mini DeNami Shopping Spree!
2 very lucky commenters will win $20.00 gift certificates!!
Here is what I have to share with you! 
I started with a bright, happy full of summer yellow card base onto which I added my patterned papers.  Some fun layers provided a backdrop for my Octopus which was paper-pieced to the center of a double stamped circle stamped in yellow ink using the Under The Sea Stamp set to provide a decoration in the center.. 

The sentiment was stamped and placed just below the focal image. 

A final finishing touch was to wrap a length of Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon around the card face
and tied in a double bow embellishing with an Aqua Boutique Button
I hope you're enjoying this theme as much as I am! I love reading each of your comments and they enter you to win one of those fabby gift certificates! :-)
You can use that to stretch your dollar on the sale alert going on at DeNami....
20% off Cardstock, Ribbon Spools and Glassine Bags!!!! 

Now it's time to hop on over to see what La-Vie has created to inspire you by!
Thanks for coming by today to hop along with us! 

I am sharing over at Sunday {Fun}day - Linky Party, Craftin Desert Diva's - Summer, An Inky Situation: Anything Goes, Link Up Tuesday - Linky Party.


Paper Sweeties July Release Day 2 - Enjoy Life

Hello again!

It's Day 2 of the Paper Sweeties July Release. I am back sharing a card I created from the soon to be released Happy Summer. When I opened my set to work with,  I knew I wanted to use this sweet tree image and my mojo lead me to a country summer time feel. 
I used Basic Grey's Lemonade Collection. I stamped the tree in a Raspberry ink onto the Brown Kraft Cover Weight card base.  I added the Enjoy Life sentiment to the lower right corner in Vintage Sepia Ink. 
You will want to check out the rest of the Paper Sweeties Design Team to see what they have created with the new release.  You can also find the list here to visit their blogs and leave them some love.
I am sharing at An Inky Situation - Anything Goes.

See you tomorrow for more of the July Paper Sweeties release. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Paper Sweeties July Release Day 1

Hello there!

It's time for the newest release at the Paper Sweeties store. There are three darling sets being released this month. Thank you for joining me as I share my summer creation using one of these new sets! 
I used the stamp set Summer Fun.  I love the sentiment Summer Days Are Moments to Treasure. When I think of summer, I think of gatherings and some good ol' Watermelon with friends and family.  I used my Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge for the watermelon and added a touch of glitter. A fussy bow was created embellished with some baker's twine and decorative button. 
 I hope you enjoyed this sweet little share today! Please hop on over to the Paper Sweeties blog and to the other talented ladies on the Design Team to get more peeks at what they made with the new release that will be available July 15th.

I am also joining in at Crafty Ribbon Challenge - Anything Goes With Ribbon, An Inky Situation - Linky Party, Craftin Desert Diva's Craft It Up - Summer, Link Up Tuesday
I will see you back here tomorrow for another share for the new Paper Sweeties July release. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A super Simple boys birthday card! :-)


Summer time around here means less time in the craft room, but for this family, it also means Baseball! It's a love we have passionately in our house! 

I have a super simple card to share today. My son was invited to a party for a friend of his who was on his little league team. He is a sweet kid, and we have taken him with us to a Washington Nationals Baseball Game. (Our love) His dad coaches his Big Brother's team, so they share the love of the sport too. 

When it comes to kids cards, I don't get into a lot of details with my makes because....well....they're kids....they really could care less about the card....especially boys! 

So here's my super simple card (which I swear take me longer to make than my shabby cards do) *wink*!
I started with a rustic cream card base onto which I added my pieced patterned paper layers.  I die-cut my bat, ball, and glove and added them to the center stamping my sentiment in the lower right of the focal panel.
I added a baseball ribbon tab to the top left adding a button layer for further embellishment. 
All and all a pretty cute birthday card for a little guy who loves baseball. 

Further inspiration was found from retrosketches.
An Inky Situation - Anything Goes Linky Party, Sunday {Fun}day - Linky Party, Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes, D.L. Art - Anything Goes Linky Party, Link Up Tuesday!
I hope you enjoyed this quick little share today! Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, July 8, 2013

DeNami Sneak Peek: Create Your Own


{For The New Ribbon Reel Challenge Post click here}

Welcome to Day 3 of the DeNami Design Sneak Peeks.  Teammate Deb and I will be showing the new release Create Your Own to be released July 10th. 

DeNami has come out with a line where you can create your own characters. Previously released by DeNami Designs is a petit four set Friendly Faces and they work with the new Create Your Own Cling Stamps Faces and Hairstyles.  The Create Your Own Royal Court set was used here to create this cute birthday card.  I stamped DeNami Design Happy Birthday Script inside a half scalloped oval and placed at the top of my card adding DeNami Design Sweetheart Buttons on both sides. 

Up next is a thank you card using The Create Your Own Cling Faces and previously released Friendly Faces to create a "Smiley Face" Graduation Thank You.
My inspiration came from a friend mentioning that she needed Thank You notes for Kindergarten Graduation and everything on the market ready made seemed geared toward High School or Collegiate,  and it just wasn't what she was looking for.  So I wanted to show how this new release faces works well with some previously released stamps such as the Graduation Set and if you took advantage of the Product Spotlight discount a couple of weeks back you have this in your collection already! :-) 

I started by creating a smiley face in two corners and I used the confetti from the Graduation Set to create a border. You can use any sentiment in the center, but I went with You're The Best.

Next, I have a few treat bags to share using the Faces set and Trick-or-Treat accessory set.  I stamped them on smaller tags and used some black grosgrain ribbon and Halloween Boutique Buttons to anchor them to the top of the bag. 
I started with  Two Glassine Bags and I stamped and embossed the spider web from The Petit Four Halloween Stamp Set on the front of the bag in white ink.   I added some green polkadot paper from my stash to the bottom and used the White and Black Dots Washi Tape by cutting it in half and adding to the top and bottom of the paper.
I am also showing the soon to be released Halloween Spider Web used in the center of the treats.  No sneak peek is not complete without a giveaway!

Next I would like to share some notecards.  This can work either as a gift to a teacher at the start of the school year or a set for yourself to write to your child's teacher.  I know many teachers send notes home and with the Create Your Own, you can mix and match boys and girls! I created an example creating a boy since I have a little guy.
I also used a sentiment from The All Occasions Sentiment Set and the Basic Borders Set (cling)

I hope you enjoyed the Create Your Own sneak peek.

But no sneak peek is complete without a giveaway right???  For your chance to win some Brand New DeNami goodies of your own be sure to:
  1. Leave a comment on this post!
  2. Visit Deb's Blog and leave a comment there and when DONE go to.....
  3. DeNami Design Blog and leave a comment where you find ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON MORE CHANCES TO WIN!
I am also sharing at An Inky Inspiration Linky Party - Anything Goes, Sunday {Fun}day #11 - Linky Party. 2 Creative Chicks - 3D, Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting me today!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Ribbon Reel #57 - Birthday Wishes

Hello Friends,

It's Ribbon Reel Challenge time!   Helen is hosting and she has chosen a beautiful inspiration photo and asked that you use the colors in the photo, lace, ribbon, twine and flowers. 
The supplies from The Ribbon Reel used:
I started with a a cream card base onto which I added my patterned paper. I stamped a frame onto a die-cut and cut in half adding at the top and bottom of my card. I added a sentiment to the bottom and embellished the top die-cut with satin angel wings, aqua button, and twine. 
Pulling inspiration from the photo, I stamped and die-cut a tea cup in pink, gingham paper which I added a snippet of crochet trim and a button. While on the subject of snippets, I took some leftove pieces and created banners and placed below the teacup before placing in the center of my oval circle. Lastly, I created a fussy bow out of Beige Seam binding and embellished with a twine bow and tea rose. 
Below is the beautiful inspiration photo. 
Please head over to The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog to see what the other talented ladies have created for you.  We hope you join us in the gallery over the next two weeks for your chance to win some Ribbon Reel goodness. 

I am also joining in at An Inky Situation Linky Party - Anything Goes, Link It Up Tuesday - Linky Party, Sunday {Fun}day - Linky Party, Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes, D.L. ART - Anything Goes Linky Party

Have a good evening!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

God Bless America and Giveaway Winners!

Hi all!

{I am honored! This was a Top 3 Feature at Link Up Tuesday on 7/9/13 and Beyond honored again to have this as recognized at ColourQ Queen on 7/23/13}

I am sorry that I am just now getting around to the Giveaway Winners for the Etsy Shops.  I have been away, and didn't get a chance to post while away. 

First I thought I would share a Patriotic Card with you that I created.

I created this card with pieces leftover from another patriotic make. I added some embellishments I have had in my stash for a couple of years. I believe they are from K & Company. I created a fussy Patriotic seam binding bow which I embellished with a Carved Wood Shanked Button from Craftpon Etsy Shop. I used a Memory Stick Pin by Tim Holtz to embellish the bow with a coordinating star embellishment!
I used God Bless America Sentiment from DeNami Design which has been stamped in red ink.

I am also joining in at: Moxie Fab - Mixy-Matchy Challenge,  Funday Friday Challenge - Let Freedom Ring, D.L. Art Thankful Thursday 112 - Patriotic, Paper Playtime - Red, White, and Blue, An Inky Situation Linky Party - Anything Goes, Sunday {Fun}day - Linky Party, Link It Up Tuesday - Linky Party, Colourq 196- Color Challenge

Now, I know you are waiting for the winners! I used to select the winners.
(Edit to note min is 1 and max is 22, and for some reason when I copy it defaults to 100, but the correct numbers have been put in)
For Monday June 17th Post the Stampcow Etsy Shop Shopping Spree winner is: 
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Blogger Mary Ann said...
WOW!Beautiful card!Love the button,awesome!!!
For Monday June 17th Post the Craftpon Etsy Shop Shopping Spree winner is:
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Blogger Barb Murphy said...
eek! i adore that big fat button! it's perfect in your cas design!
(Edit to note min is 1 and max is 29, and for some reason when I copy it defaults to 100, but the correct numbers have been put in)
For Tuesday June 18th Post the Stampcow Etsy Shop Shopping Spree winner is: 
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Blogger Jessi Fogan said...
I am in LOVE with the cameos - absolutely gorgeous! And that lace....happy sigh :)
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Blogger MaryH said...
Oh my, this is gorgeous. I loved the color combo & the pretty papers you used. But I 'especially' loved the cameo embellie. Cameo's are so vintage and evoke a feel of a by-gone era (to me anyway). They are simple in appearance, yet so classy & elegant. Gracious, I'd love to win something like this. Let me see if I can! TFS such a beautiful card! Hugs
Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget that you still have some time to shop at both Etsy shops using the 20% off!



Coupon is valid through July 15, 2013

Winners please contact me to make arrangements to claim your prize. You can click on the Email Me button at the top to receive my contact information. 
Have a blessed day!