Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Watch Us Wednesday - Baker's Twine 4th of July

Hey Friends,

{This is my 2nd post of the day, for my DeNami Designs Product Spotlight Post, click here}

Today, it's my turn to spotlight a product over on The Kraft Journal blog hosted by The Kraft Outlet.  Today I am featuring Baker's Twine. It has many uses. For today, I used it as a focal image. 

I die-cut a star from a Large Kraft Shipping Tag. Next I took a piece of scrap cardstock slightly smaller than the tag and I ran through my Xyron machine to make one side sticky and ran the Red Baker's Twine back and forth on the sticky scrap cardstock. When complete, I added it to the back of the tag where the window of the star is seen. I turned it so my twine was at an angle. 
Next, I decorated my tag with the 4th of July greeting, stamped and die-cut stars are added for a decorative touch. The greeting is from (My Craft Lounge and no longer in business) All, that was left was to finish the card as desired.  The Kraft Outlet's Buff Ivory Cardstock makes a wonderful base.
Hope you enjoyed this 4th of July greeting using today's Product Spotlight: Baker's Twine. 

I am sharing at: Inspiration Journal: Monthly Challenge Celebrate, Just B Creative Crazy - May Linky Party, Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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Graduation Gift Bag with DeNami Designs Product Spotlight

Hi There!

The DeNami design Team is featuring the Diploma stamp today. The stamp we are spotlighting today will be given away to one lucky commenter, so don't forget to leave some love to each of the gals at the end of this post. 

You can also add this to your shopping cart this week for a 10% savings. If you should purchase the stamp and are the winner from the Product Spotlight draw, then DeNami will refund you the purchase price of the stamp. Can't beat that.

For the Product Spotlight today, I made a Graduation gift bag showcasing the Diploma stamp.  
This was easy to put together and I used the DeNami Gift Bag template. I added some texture by using  the Wire Fence embossing folder on a trimmed out light blue piece of cardstock which I adhered to the front.

I used the Scallop Circle stamp to frame my  Diploma focal point. I colored the diploma in with Copic Markers. Finishing touches include tying a black satin bow to the top and trimming the ends with pinking shears. 

Go check out what the other ladies created with this stamp and don't forget to comment for your chance to win this stamp!


I hope you have a GREAT Wednesday!

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Kraft Journal #173 - Clean And Simple

Hi There!

For this week's "Clean and Simple" challenge at The Kraft Journal, I started with a card base from Brown Kraft Cover Weight onto which I took another panel of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock slightly smaller than the card base and stamped the branch image from Paper Smooches Reflections using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder.  I used a die-cut to form a window in the middle.

I placed a piece of Buff Ivory Cardstock to the base and stamped the focal image using sstamps also from Paper Smooches Reflections and a sentiment from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler. To give the top panel dimension, I added foam adhesive to the back.  Lastly, I took a length of Orange Baker's Twine and wrapped it around the card front tying off in a bow.

Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your Clean and Simple creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

I am sharing at The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 23, 2014

DeNami Baseball Chickie -Kyles Kamp Kick Off

Hey friends,

Last week, I shared a card on the DeNami blog, and if you missed it here it is.

I stamped the Retro Border at a diagonal in the center. Then I stamped the Demi Dot Circle Frame inside a white circle.  Next I added the Birthday Wishes circle followed by adding the Baseball Chickie from the All Star Chickies Stamp Set.  I colored the cutie with colored pencils and mineral spirits. I added the circle layers to a star and placed in the center of the card. I added a blue scallop border to the top and added texture by using the Stars Embossing Folder. Lastly, I added a little tab in the lower right corner stamping a baseball from the Sports Balls Stamp Set in the center in white ink.

Tonight is the opening ceremony for the Kyles Kamp Baseball Tournament my son will be participating in this weekend.   It will be held at the Washington Nationals Park. You can read about it here.  If you are lost as to what I am talking about, you can read my original post here, Life Behind Home Plate.

Tomorrow bright and early our kids will take the field in a Wood bat tournament (something these kids are not use to batting with) to raise money for pediatric cancer care and research. Thank you so much to those who have reached out and supported my son and his team. It goes to a wonderful cause!  My family has been touched by your support. My son gave me a message to share. "Thank you for helping me help other kids."

As it stands, they will have two games on Saturday, and one for sure on Sunday.  So if you get a moment, send some positive vibes for my little ballplayer and his teammates as they play a little baseball in the name of a boy, Kyle,  who is a cancer survivor and those who are fighting everyday! 

I thought I would share this card at Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Just B Creative Crazy - May Linky Party.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May DeNami Inspired By....

It's time for our fourth Inspired by installment at DeNami Design today.  If you are not familiar with the feature you can read about it here as well as submit your work for a chance to have it highlighted.

Today we are featuring Tina M. as our May Inspired by Artist. Her card was chosen and presented to the DeNami Design Team for this month's inspiration.

Below you will find the card I created. We are asked to use the Inspired by card as an inspiration in some way for our creations. 

DeNami Products used:
Please be sure to check out our Inspired by Card!
Stop by to see my teammates to see how they were inspired as well!
I am joining in at Pumpkin Spice - Thinking of You! 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Make it Monday with The Kraft Journal - Flowers #172

Good Monday Morning to you!

This week at The Kraft Journal we have a new challenge for you, and it's Flowers, I incorporated flowers a few different ways, I hand-stamped a flower image, added a paper flower, and lastly created a flower from Brown Kraft Text Paper and Vintage Dictionary Pages.

I started my card base using The Kraft Outlet's  Brown Kraft Cover Weight onto which I added layers of Buff Ivory Cardstock and a damask print patterned paper joined by a row of felt hearts. I took a length of Black and White Baker's Twine and wrapped it around the card front two times and tied in a bow adding two pearl stick pins, and a paper flower.

As mentioned, I stamped a beautiful floral image (PTI) on the Buff Ivory Cardstock.  I added a Vintage Black Journaling Card to the right side of the card front embellishing with buttons, adding my handmade flower, leaves made of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock. I used a journaling sticker peeking out from the flower for the greeting from Paper Sweeties Occasion Sentiment Set.  Lastly, I rounded the bottom corners of the card for a finishing touch.

Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your flowers creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

I am sharing at Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers, Just B Creative Crazy - May Linky Party.

I hope you have a terrific week!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

DeNami Design Blog Hop Sky's The Limit

Welcome to the Sky's The Limit DeNami Designs May Blog Hop!
If you are joining us today and following the blog hop order, you should have arrived from Jennifer's blog.  If you just wandered in, thanks for visiting me!!!!  You will want to be sure to start at the DeNami Design Blog, because you won't want to miss the wonderful inspiration AND you also don't want to miss out on YOUR chance to win a DeNami Designs Mini Shopping Spree.  2 very lucky commenters will win $20.00 gift certificates to DeNami Designs.  How fun is that!?!?! So show some love to all those talented crafters participating in today's hop and you could be a winner!
I paper pieced Fly A Kite using some retired patterned papers from DeNami. The sentiment, Sending You Smiles Across the Miles, was stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink
Thanks for hopping along today! Remember to leave a comment along the way on each participant's blog for your chance to win a mini shopping spree from DeNami Designs. 2 very lucky commenters will win $20.00 gift certificates

You have until May 19, 2014, 11:59 PST to leave comments on all the blogs to be eligible for the gift certificates. Your next stop is: Donna

Have a GREAT day!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Paper Sweeties May Release Rewind!


For my May Release Rewind Card I have combined Wagon Add-On Bloom and Grow , Tea For Two Sweet Cuts,with the new Sorry You're Sick, Sweet Cuts - Sweeties Wagon.
I started by using the new die from the Sweeties Wagon with the Hello sentiment from the Wagon Add-On Bloom & Grow set, and I added it to the top. A doily was added to the center of the card which made a dainty backdrop for the tea pot. I die-cut an oval and used two sentiments in the middle from Sorry You're Sick.

Check out to see what these fine ladies have created for their rewind project. 

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I am sharing at Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers, Word Art Wednesday- Lots of Layers, Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.

I thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties May Release Day

It's time to fill those shopping carts up! It's release day in the Paper Sweeties Boutique! All stamps and dies are now available for purchase, but there is still more inspiration to be shared by the Paper Sweeties Design Team. 
How about Dr. Jake? Is he cute or what. I used his coordinating Sweet Cut. Colored pencils and mineral sprits gave him some color.
A row of buttons was added for a decorative touch as well as distressing the edges of the papers. 

Well, that does it for me! Please check out what the others have created! 

Please stop by The Paper Sweeties Blog for the full release and details! Also don't forget about the May Inspiration challenge going on till the end of the month. Click here for more information and details.


DeNami Sneak Peek: Chickie Baseball Birthday Card


It's my turn to share a card on the DeNami Blog today.

Sorry that's all you get to see here. Head on over for the full post. 


Life Behind Home Plate


Ok, so this is going to be a non-crafty post!  As many of you know, I hardly get personal! Like Ever! I may share small bits here and there, but a non-crafty personal post never happens...till today.

My son has had many struggles in his short life. I don't share about it much on my blog, but he faces many challenges every day.  We keep the roads hot with many many doctor's appointments and I mean hot. We travel in many different directions in the Northern Virginia/National Capital area.  We also keep that road hot to many baseball games and practices. This is the one positive thing that keeps him going. He LOVES it! 

He is on two teams. He is currently on a Little League team and a Lower Level Travel Team. We live, think, and breath Baseball this time of year. Even in the winter he is participating in a winter conditioning camp indoors. This has been the bright spot for him when other things aren't so bright. 

Having said that, he is participating in a Baseball Tournament called Kyle's Kamp Memorial Day Weekend raising money for the Division of Oncology and Pediatric Cancer Research. This foundation was started by a baseball loving family like ours, whose son name Kyle, was diagnosed with  Leukemia at age 6. Pediatric research is way underfunded. 

28 Children are diagnosed with Cancer EVERY DAY in the US alone! That is alarming to me. Only 4% of Cancer Research funding is spent on Pediatric Cancer. Also alarming!

So this tournament that my son is participating in is to help raise those funds for research needed. I am pretty passionate about a few things, Family, Baseball, Cancer Research, and Crafting! :-) 

I don't normally ask this, but if you feel it in your heart to help support my son who is helping kids through America's pastime. A little combined goes a long way. You can click on the donation widget at the top right of the blog. You can donate as little as you want and anonymously. 

We would appreciate it!

The Hobbs Family

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

DeNami Designs Product Spotlight -Little Fawn Happy Father's Day

It's product spotlight time at DeNami Designs. We are highlighting the Little Fawn and it is on sale for a 10% savings this week. So drop this cutie in your shopping cart. As we have just finished celebrating the wonderful Mom's in our lives, I thought it would be cute to feature this darling Little Fawn as a Father's Day Card. 

I used papers that have a more masculine feel, and I added an Aqua Boutique Button for an embellishing touch.  F211 Happy Father's Day was stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black Ink to a banner and added to the top of the oval focal image.
I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Paper Sweeties May Release Sneak Peeks Day 2!

Hey there again!

I am back with Day 2 of the Paper Sweeties May release countdown.  I have another card using stamps from the May release. How cute is this check box sentiment?  
I created a pull-out tag for a fun little interactive greeting. Hopefully this will make someone feel better when they are under the weather. 
I distressed the edges to some wonderful coordinating papers. I wrapped some yellow baker's twine around the card front and added a sunny button for a finishing touch.
Hop along to see what my teammates have created today! It's always fun to see how others use the new stamps.
GOING, GOING … GONE!  A few of the Paper Sweeties stamp sets have been added to the RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Paper Sweeties May Release Sneak Peeks Day 1!

Hi There Friends!

The Paper Sweeties Design Team is counting down the release for new goodies in the Paper Sweeties Shoppe! I am using a set releasing on the 15th called Feel Better Soon. Isn't Abigail  sweet dressed in her nurses outfit? 
To dress the card up a bit, I added a length of crochet trim to the center of the card followed by adding a length of gold seam binding ribbon tying in a double bow adding a button to the center.

Thanks for visiting me today for the first of the sneaks. Be sure to visit my teammates to see what they created with the new May goodies. 


I am also sharing at Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Just B Crazy - May Linky Party

Have a fabulous day!