Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thinking of You with ColorQ 78 and Inspirational Card Sketches 108

Hello Cuties!

**Yay! This card was chosen for Colour Queen Courtier and the winner at Inspirational Card Sketches**

It's Wednesday and we are half way to the weekend, so I hope this mid-week check-in finds you all doing well!

I fell in love with the color combination over at the ColourQ blog!  The colors were Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Kraft, Early Espresso, and White.
My layout inspiration came from Inspirational Card Sketches which is a "new to me" sketch blog. I had fun playing along for the first time!
Check out the yummy inspiration for these great sites!
The stamps I used were all from DeNami Designs.  I used N136 the Medium Polk Dot stamp to create the pink polka dot pattern paper in the middle section.  In the Martha Stewart Doily is the F182 Round Leafy Tree finished off with the Thinking of You sentiment from the TR16 All Occasion Sentiments Stamp Set. I love love love this set and use it often.   
At the bottom, a strip of carnival tickets with some yummy buttons were added to complete my take on the sketch.  I took the liberty to add a seam binding bow.   I am just in love with the stuff! J
I am also playing along with: Bring It On: Anything Goes (optional charm), Stamp Something: Spring, Stamps R Us: Celebrate Spring, My Craft Spot: Tie a Bow.
Well, that's it for me on this post....I have a cute little man who wants to play outside and we have some bad weather coming, so I better scoot so he can get some play time in! J

Monday, March 28, 2011

CR84FN21 DeNami Designs Birthday Bling!

Hi there!

What girl doesn't love bling and some rockin' fun colors? I have combined two of my very favorite places to play in blogland!

DeNami Designs is having a Product Challenge using Rhinestones and I combined that with CR84FN colors this week which are Chartreuse, Garnet, and Cream!
My card uses DeNami Designs E143 Birdcage which is sitting on the G123 Pedestal. Now, if I were to have a birdcage, blinging it out would be the way to go as you see on my card!!! The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the TR16 All Occasion Sentiment stamp set.  The pattern paper is from Me & My BIG Ideas. The ribbon was sent to me by my sweet friend Laurel K, but I am positive it's Stampin' UP! :) The Bling....that would be a fabulous find in the dollar section at Michael's. LOVE it! I'm in the process of buying a house...THIS girl is on a budget! :-)

Hope you all have a blingolicious day!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Playing in Paradise Challenge 8 Thinking of You!

Hello there!

As I stared at the inspiration photo for the Playing in Paradise Challenge I kept going back to the Tree from the Wilson Designs Ride Away With Me set, and I just sort of built the card from there. Since the focal point is muted I kept the tone in my card as such. I took some inspiration from the roses on the bedding and added some pink and white floral rosettes to my lace trim. I love that it gives just a little pop of color as such in the photograph.

As many of my regular readers and friends know, I am living without all my crafty items for awhile, and on this card I was really missing my embossing folders. I had many ideas, but less is more sometimes! :-) 
My sentiment is from Wilson Designs Ride Away with Me.
Isn't this a unique bed?  It's a unique room really...take a good look above the pillows! It's definitely a good mix of masculine and feminine. Interesting to say the least and I had fun using it as inspiration! 
I am also playing along with Simply Create: Do It Yourself
I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

CR84FN20 Birthday Greetings

Hi ya!

After a week of house hunting I am back to getting crafty and it feels good.  Sorry I have been absent visiting your lovely creations and leaving some love over the past week. I am doing my best to get caught up. It looks like I will be staying put several more months!

Now onto this lovely color combination that was calling my attention over at CR84FN.  Plum, Lavender and Green!
The beautiful green paper is Stampin' UP! On the Lavender paper I created my own background using the adorable bow from Simply Silhouettes by Wilson Designs
The Birthday Greeting is from K & Company! To embellish, I added some crochet trim and buttons finishing off with a lavender seam binding bow and rosette.
I am glad I squeezed some time in to play at CR84FN. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Off The Wall Craftiness 49 Wilson Design Stamps

We have the best sponsor this week!!! WILSON DESIGN STAMPS! I am just a little biased! J
 I used the newly released Gnomebody Like You. I just love this whimsical little set! Too fun and cute! 
If you look real close I created a background pattern with the gnomegirl and gnomeboy! I paper pieced my little gnomies! I didn't want them too matchy matchy! Love the way Kim designed this Happy Birthday sentiment! 
Here is the super fun Inspiration Photo!
Mar 17-31 WD Stamps is sponsor
The inspiration swatch!
Just a reminder that Off The Wall Craftiness is now running two week challenges! That is more time for you to create those wonderful submissions. Remember if you use Wilson Design Stamps you get an extra entry for each submission entered using WDS, so please use them!!! J Just leave Kim a comment on her blog letting her know!

Please go to Off The Wall Craftiness to get more information on the challenge and head over to the other design team member blogs to checkout their awesome creations! 
Don't forget our fabulous sponsor this week is Wilson Designs! How cool is that! Get to crafting Gnomies! 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

DeNami Designs Floral Frenzy Blog Hop

DeNami March Blog Hop
Are you enjoying the Floral Frenzy goodness
among the other talented designers?
I am so glad you have joined me from the very talented
If that's not how you found me, then just head to the
DeNami Design Blog to start the hop there!
Two 20 Gift Certificates to 
DeNami Design are up for grabs :-)

Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs as you hop 
along to be eligible for a prize!
You have until March 14, 2011, 11:59 pm PST.
If you look really close I stamped
in aqua and added 

three beautiful 
floral rosettes.  Both sides of the

focal point I stamped using the 
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the
I love reading each of your comments they really do make my day!
Now it's time to hop on over to see what the very sweet
and talented Sue Lelli has created for you!
If you felt inspired by all those beautiful creations today, 
there is an Extra Challenge to link up a project of your own. 

Check out all the fun details on the DeNami Blog!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wilson Designs: Gnomebody Like You

Hey there....

For tonight, here are a few more cards using the March release from Wilson Designs.  But I was wondering if you have been noticing a trend lately when shopping or in the catalogs?  Now even in the movies? Well, look on...
First up is an all too cute little"Gnomegirl" card! 
Isn't she cute?  Perfect to give to a girlfriend.  The circular background has been subtlety stamped randomly in the various sentiments that come with the set. 
Next up is an equally adorable paper pieced "gnomeboy" card. See the strip to the left with the leaves, acorns and flower?, That's NOT pattern paper, but stamps from this oh so very cute stamp release! My sentiment is popped up for dimension and statement! 

So let's say hello to the newest release from Wilson Designs Gnomebody Like You available for immediate purchase and retailing for $12.99.
Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog as well as the other design team blogs for your chance to win this fabulous new set.  We never know where the winner will be drawn from. As always, I love hearing from you and I appreciate you visiting so much! Check out my very talented teammates!
Kim (owner)
Something new and fun we are starting this month, the first person to buy the new set at release will automatically get the next release FREE! That's right folks free! If for some reason, you are the lucky commenter that also wins the set, then you have the option to pick a different set. Now that is cool! Good Luck! What are you waiting for? Get over to Wilson Designs NOW! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Wilson Designs March Release Day One!

Hello there!!  Welcome to the first day of the March Wilson Designs countdown.  Both items I have for you today I have used the current stamp set to be released as well as stamps from other Wilson Design stamp sets. I have done this to display how well you can mix and match any of these stamp sets to show how well they all work together. 

All righty, so let's get down to the business, shall we?  :) 

Ahh, how about this adorable sneak peek? I just love this little fawn! Notice how it fits PERFECTLY inside the oval from Simply Silhouettes? See what I mean about how well things mix and match! LOVE! 

I'm off for now....but I hope you'll stop back by tomorrow, as I'll have more from this release. Remember for your chance to win this new stamp set from Kim's new line leave some love right here and go check out the other Design Team creations for some wonderful inspirations using this set. The winner can be picked over the three days from any of the design team blogs.

Kim (owner)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Just Us Girls Challenge - #74

Hello there!

I needed a thank you note very quickly so I used the Just Us Girls Sketch challenge as my inspiration!

Here is the sketch!
The altered notebook image is from Stampabilities and the sentiment is from PTI.  The fun pattern paper is American Crafts Road Trip. 

Sorry to make this quick today! I have lots on the to do list. Don't forget to scroll down for the Wilson Designs Sneak Peek, and be sure to check back tomorrow to see some sneak peek creations.

Wilson Designs March Sneak Peek!

It's time for another Wilson Designs Release!
How about a Sneak Peek???
We would love to hear your guesses!
Come back tomorrow to see samples of
DAY ONE of the March release
of Wilson Designs.  Be sure
to check out all the Design Team
blogs every day and comment for
your chance to win this new set.
See you back tomorrow!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Off The Wall Craftiness 48

Hi There!

{I'm back with my second post of the day! Please click here for my Fascinating Fridays Spotlight Post.}

The photos and colors that Kim chose for the Off The Wall Craftiness inspiration this week are so unbelievably cool! If I was not about to embark on the second part of my move I could have played with these colors all day! I can only imagine if I had all my crafty tools with me.

We have an awesome sponsor this week and the OTWC Design Team was sent some wonderful Donna Downey Unity Stamps to create with. 
Here is a close up of the sentiment!
Adding some seam binding from MemrieMare, twine, and a cute
tag with this beautiful sentiment for some decorative touches.
If you look below the Top Note Die (Thank you Laurel)
I have used two heart doilies which were picked up
at a local party supply store. (Thank you Mom). I can't forget
I also HAD to use my fun new butterfly punch which just seemed
perfect for this card. (Thanks Amy for being an enabler)
Here is the stamp set used.
Photo from:
"Create Today" Stamp Set
Take a look at this fun inspiration photo taken from here:
March 3-10 Sponsor is Donna Downey
Here are your color swatches to play along with!
Off The Wall Craftiness will now be going to two week challenges, so that gives you more time to complete your submissions. Remember you can enter up to three entries. If you have Wilson Design Stamps please use them! You will get an extra entry for each project entered! Just leave Kim a comment on her blog.  I can't wait to see what you create. Please go to OTWC to get more information on the 
challenge and information on our sponsor Donna Downey!

Honored to be Featured on Fascinating Fridays TODAY!

Hello sweet blog friends! 

I am quite honored to be featured by Noor at the Fond of Crafts blog today! 
Noor contacted me to ask if I would like to be featured on her Fascinating Fridays spot. I was honored of course, and said yes!  Noor describes herself as a Dubai-based, dietetics graduate who is obsessed with cardmaking. Noor seeks many crafters with a variety of talents to feature. Once again, I am honored to be featured on Fascinating Fridays!  

Please hop on over and check out my piece HERE on Noor's blog.  Thank you Noor for this honor!

Speaking of Fascinating, I thought I would share with you a beautiful sight as I stepped out the front door of my Florida home....a Bald Eagle! A rare and fascinating sight. Just as I went back in for my camera, it was run off by some nasty ol' turkey buzzards, but I managed to get a few quick shots.
Not many of these beauties around!
Squawking back at the buzzards
Let Freedom Ring!

I hope you have a Fascinating Friday!