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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pumpkin Spice - X’s and O’s

Hello!  Today is my day to post on the Pumpkin Spice blog.  This week’s challenge is to use X’s and O’s in your creations.   Denine further challenged the DT to see what we could make with the focus on designer paper and only use stamps for sentiments.   This idea popped into my head immediately.    (Gosh, I love when that happens!)

 

 

2013-02-27 PSS X O WM

 

On the back side of my top layer, I measured and marked where I wanted the die cuts.   Although I used metal dies, you could do the same thing with your die cutting machine.  The pieces of designer paper are adhered to the back side of the white piece so it shows through the negative spaces.    I think there are so many possibilities to this design.  You could use other words or shapes to fit any occasion.    I finished off my card with stitching because, well, I almost always use stitching.  I couldn’t resist adding some coordinating bakers twine.  

The sentiment was added by creating my own, custom rub-on.  You can find a tutorial here.

I hope you will join our X’s & O’s challenge.   You can find all the challenge details and link up your project here.

 

Thank you for stopping by!

 

Supplies:

  • Paper:  Bazzill card stock (red & white), Lily Bee Design Handmade 6x6 Tiny Tablet
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey die cut alphabet, Stampin’ Up edge punch
  • Embellishments:  The Twinery maraschino baker’s twine
  • Font:  Lemon Chicken  

 

Challenges:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Catching Up

I was looking through my craft photos and realized that I had not posted this card yet.  I made this for my brother’s birthday.   I can’t believe I forgot to post it because I like the way it turned out.

 

2013-02-26 Bills Bday card WM

 

I tried to keep it relatively CAS and even used some of my washi tape.   The paint was left over outdoor paint.  I poured some in a Dixie cup, diluted it with water, and flicked it onto the paper. 

 

I have lots of other stuff going on.  One of the most exciting things is that I have a new job which I will start next Monday.   Woo hoo!  I’m very excited to get started.   

 

I have a few pictures of my daughter fencing that I thought I would share.  These were all taken by my hubby’s iPhone over the last few weeks.   I didn’t do any photo editing.

socks

Liz & her pirate socks.  She is known for her crazy socks (except in tournaments).

 

game face

Liz’s game face.


lunge
Tournament in Chicago on Sunday.  Check out that lunge. You go girl!

 

I recently started taking an adult fencing class so that I can better understand the sport.  I really enjoy the class.  The other students are really fun.  I’m not very good but I have a blast.  I have to admit it is probably the only 90 minutes of the week where I am not thinking of my “To do” lists.   I have to focus solely on what is going on when fencing or I walk away with even more bruises.

 

Well that’s all for me today!  Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!

 

 

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Birthday Sentiments (digital stamp) from Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs
  • Inks:  None
  • Papers:  Papertrey white CS
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Die-namics Stacking Stars
  • Embellishments:  Misc washi tape, button, black pain, Spica clear glitter pen, black burlap twine

 

Challenges:

Monday, February 25, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps–This Is How I Roll

Happy Monday!  Today I have another card created using one of the kitchen themed stamps from Great Impressions Stamps.   This fun stamp is “I Roll” (E768).

 

2013-02-25 GI I Roll WM

 

To continue with the homey feel from the stamp, I used some October Afternoon papers, twine, a doily and pearls.  All these things make me think of Grandma’s kitchen.   I can almost smell the cookies or pie that she is baking.

Although this is all so homey and cozy, I have to admit that I had the  song from LMFAO with these lyrics running through my head the entire time I was crafting.    Everybody sing it with me, “This is how I roll…”

Are you ready for the Great Impressions Spring Bunny Hop?   Mark your calendars for March 5 to hop along with us to see some spring projects from the Great Impressions Stamps team and your chance to win some prizes.

Thank you for stopping by!   Have a wonderful week!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:   I Roll (E768) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Antique Linen
  • Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white, Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, October Afternoon Fly a Kite collection
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders circle Nestabilities, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  doily, May arts burlap twine, Queen & Co pearls

Click to go to the Great Impressions Stamps store:

Challenges:

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Paper Nest Dolls–Random Winner

Hello!  Thank you for entering the drawing for 2 images of your choice from the Paper Nest Dolls.

 

The random winner is #5 – Sonia from Passioni di Carta!

Sonia’s favorite image is Cowboy Owen.   Sonia, please email Christine at thepapernest(at)yahoo(dot)com with your choice of images.

 

You can find Cowboy Owen and other adorable images from the Paper Nest Dolls at the Etsy shop HERE.   If you haven’t looked around lately, stop back in and check out all of Christine’s new, sweet images inspired by her children.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Whimsy & Stars Studio - Spring Hat Bunny

Hello!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I have a card to share with you made using Spring Hat Bunny (digital stamp) from Whimsy & Stars Studio

 

2013-02-18 WSS Spring Hat Bunny WM

 

I tried a new (for me) technique although it is hard to see it in the photo.  I wet a scrap of burlap with Copic colorless blender and pressed it to the bunny’s hat to add some texture.    At this time, I didn’t put a sentiment on the card because I usually only need a couple of Easter cards.  I left it blank so I can use this for Easter or another occasion.

 

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a great day!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Spring Hat Bunny (digital stamp) from Whimsy & Stars Studio
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics blue CS, October Afternoon Sidewalks paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Stampin’Up edge punch, Big Shot, Papertrey Layerz Mat Stack #1, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Twinery honeydew baker’s twine, Hug Snug seam binding, misc. buttons

 

Challenges:

Monday, February 18, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps–Bunny Backs

Hello!  Happy Monday!  Today is my day to post on the Great Impressions Stamps blog.   For my project, I decided to make something for spring.   I’m not sure if it is wishful thinking or not, but I hope that it is on it’s way.  Let’s all hope that Punxsutawney Phil is accurate in his forecast this year.

Anyhow, these sweet little bunnies made me think of spring and warmer weather.  Aren’t they cute?

 

2013-02-18 GI Bunny Backs WM

 

I also masked off part of the image and stamped one of the bunnies on the inside of my card along with a sentiment from Great Impressions Stamps. 

 

2013-02-18 GI Bunny Backs InsideWM

 

These cute little bunnies are perfect for spring, Easter, thinking of you, and all kinds of occasions.  I am so happy that I added them to my collection.

Don’t forget you can find Great Impressions Stamps on Facebook and Pinterest as well as the Great Impressions Stamps blog.    You can also stay on top of the Great Impressions challenges, new products, and special orders by signing up for the Great Impressions newsletter.

You still have time to join the February Great Impressions Stamps Challenge – “Have a heart!”   Link up your projects for your chance to be April Guest Designer or $20 coupon code to the Great Impressions Stamps On-line Store.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous week!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:   Bunny Backs (E749) and Delight (D442) [inside sentiment] from Great Impression Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Classic Kraft, Close To My Heart Blush
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, Bazzill Basics Lemonade CS, Papertrey kraft CS, My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody paper pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Bountiful Bloom II, Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle, My Favorite Things scalloped border, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Hug Snug 1/4-inch ivory seam binding, misc. buttons, misc. tulle (layered in flower)

 

Challenges:

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pumpkin Spice - Birthday Wishes

While scrolling through the Pumpkin Spice shop, I noticed the great prices on the Christmas/Winter themed paper pads.    The fun colors and patterns on so many of the pages could be used for just about anything.   So I pulled out the “12 Days of Christmas” paper pad from My Mind’s Eye and set to work trying to make some cards.

 

 

2013-02-15 PSS Birthday Wishes WM

 

Since I never have enough birthday cards on hand, I thought that was what I would try first.  I started by punching out butterflies from several of the many patterns in the pad.    From there, I moved them around my card until I had an arrangement that I liked, added some stitching and stickers, and, “Ta Da!”, a birthday card!

 

Since I also need a congratulations card for a friend , I thought I would see what I could make with the same paper pad.   I really love how this card turned out.

 

2013-02-15 PSS Happy 4 U WM

(In real life, the glitter on the “U” is more similar to the aqua color in the paper.)

 

So what do you think?   You can make some fabulous, non-holiday cards using holiday themed papers.   In fact, you can purchase the 6x6 paper pad I used, My Mind’s Eye “12 Days of Christmas”, for only $3.35 at Pumpkin Spice.     Also check out My Mind’s Eye “Winter Wonderland”, which is also only $3.35.    I have it sitting on my desk right now because I love all the cute striped and polka dot papers.

While you are there, check out all the Christmas themed items HERE and the Winter themed items HERE.  If you are already starting on your Christmas cards for 2013, you can pick up some stickers, chipboard and other items that coordinate with the papers so you can make some easy and cute cards.

Did you get the Pumpkin Spice Newsletter yesterday?   If not, sign up HERE so you don’t miss out on any sales, news, or inspiration.

 

Thank you for stopping by!

 

 

Birthday Wishes

 

Happy 4 U

Challenges:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Deer Valentine

I have one last Valentine’s day card to share with you for this year.    I thought I was done but then I saw this image from Rebecca Parker of Wings & Willows and I knew I had to have him.  This fabulous image is Dear Valentine.   I decided to use him to create (another) Valentine’s day card for my hubby.

 

2013-02-14 Be My Deer WM

 

I did not have gray cardstock on hand so I cut the mats out of white CS and used my Copic markers to color the edges so it looked like the correct color.   I created my own, custom rub on to add the text to the journal tab.  If you are interesting in finding out more about this technique, you can find my tutorial here.

Stop by Rebecca’s shop, Wings & Willows, on Etsy to see all her fabulous digital stamps.   While you are there, use the promo code “shestamps15” to receive 15% off any order through the end of February.   You might want to stop by Rebecca’s blog and become a follower so you can stay up to date on her newest images and are aware of any freebies.

Before I go, here is another look at Dear Valentine.

 

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

**Don’t forget to check out my blog candy give away. **

 

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Dear Valentine (digital stamp) from Rebecca Parker of Wings & Willows
  • Inks:  Stampin’Up Going Gray
  • Papers:  Papertrey white CS, Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, My Mind’s Eye Love Me collection papers
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Journal Tabs die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Misc. baker’s twine, My Mind’s Eye Love Me chipboard
  • Font:  Sweetie Pie from Da Font

 

Challenges:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pumpkin Spice–Last Minute Valentine’s Day Cards

Hello!   I have a couple more Valentine’s day cards to share with you.   I kept these really easy so that they would quick to make at the last minute. 

 

2013-02-13 PSS Quick Valentine 2 WM

 

I didn’t even use Valentine themed papers.  The hearts are from papers from Handmade Tiny Tablet from Lily Bee Designs.    (I think these might be me new favorite papers.  I love the colors!)  This paper pad is only $4.20 at Pumpkin Spice.

 

2013-02-13 PSS Quick Valentine 1 WM

 

I love to stitch on almost all my cards but if you need some last minute cards, you could skip the sewing or use faux sewing.  You could even make these as single layer cards.   I’m thinking about using the same design but with different die cut shapes and sentiments to make some more quick cards for my stash.  Hmmm… what about stars and birthday greetings?

 

Don’t forget to share your Valentine’s day projects with us at the Pumpkin Spice Challenge!

 

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous day!

 

**Don’t forget to check out my digi stamp give-away.  You click on the photo at the top of the right side bar for details**

 

Supplies:

Be Mine!

  • Papers:  Bazzill kraft & red CS, Lily Bee Designs Hand Made Tiny Tablet
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Sweet ‘n Sassy stacking hearts, Provocraft Seeing Spots embossing folder
  • Embellishments:  Twinery Maraschino baker’s twine
  • Font:  Cupid De Locke from Da Font

Love You!

  • Papers: Bazzill kraft & red CS, Lily Bee Designs Hand Made Tiny Tablet
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Sweet ‘n Sassy stacking hearts,Die-namics Hearts a Plenty,  Provocraft Seeing Spots embossing folder
  • Embellishments: Making Memories brad, Kaiser gem stones
  • Font: Cupid De Locke from Da Font

Items from Pumpkin Spice:

 

Challenges:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Whimsy & Stars Studio–Molly’s Cupcake

Hello!  Today I have a card using Molly’s Cupcake from Whimsy & Stars Studio.    

 

2013-02-12 WSS Cupcake girl WM

 

Isn’t she a cutie? Of course I had to color her to look like my daughter.   I used a white gel pen to add polka dots on her top and hat.  

I’m sorry this post is so short.  I’m trying to think about something to chat about but I have nothing.

 

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day! 

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Molly’s Cupcake (digital stamp) from Whimsy & Stars Studio, Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink
  • Ink:  Close To My Heart Tulip
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Journaling tag die & XL rick rack die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Papertrey button twine, misc. button, Sakura white gelly roll pen, Kaiser Craft pearls

Challenges:

Monday, February 11, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps–You Always Pop Up

Hello!  Happy Monday!  Today is my day to post on the Great Impressions Stamps blog

My card today uses Pop Up (E630).   I love this little, retro toaster!  I paired it up with some October Afternoon papers that I have had in my stash along with some other odds and ends that I had on my desk. 

 

2013-02-11 GI Pop Up WM

 

You only have a few days left to take advantage of the Valentine’s special at Great Impressions Stamps.   Take 10% off and free shipping on orders over $25.  Use the coupon code:  LOVE   The offer is valid through February 14th.

 

Don’t forget to join the Great Impressions Stamps “HAVE A HEART” February challenge.   You can link up your HEART projects and see the challenge details HERE.

 

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Pop Up (E630) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Papers:  Papertrey white & kraft CS, Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, October Afternoon Cherry Hill paper collection
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, EK Success punch, Big Shot, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Doily, misc. baker’s twine, button & pearls

 

Challenges:

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Paper Nest Dolls – Owen Fishing & A Give-Away

Hello!   Today I have a card using an image from a (new to me) digital stamp designer.    This cutie is “Owen Fishing” from Paper Nest Dolls.  

 

2013-02-09 Paper Nest Fishing Boy WM

 

Stop by Paper Nest Dolls on Etsy to see Christine’s new line of Paper Dolls digital stamps.  All of these sweet images are inspired by her children. 

There are a few other place where you can find information on Paper Nest Dolls.

The Paper Nest Dolls Blog - http://thepapernestdolls.blogspot.com/

The Paper Nest Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Paper-Nest/105717246215098?ref=hl

The Paper Nest store - http://www.the-papernest.com/  (If you live in Florida, be sure to check out the store in Fort Meyers.)

 

Now for the give-away – only 2 easy steps to enter:

  • Stop by the Paper Nest shop to check out all of Christine’s Paper Dolls digital stamps.
  • Enter your name in the linky tool below and include the name of your favorite image. [i.e.: Cheryl (Owen Fishing)]

Next week, I will use Random.org to pick one luck winner who will win 2 images of their choice from the Paper Nest Dolls.

 

Okay, so what are you waiting for?  Head on over to the Paper Nest Dolls Etsy shop and pick out your favorite image.  Come back here to enter for your chance to win!

Thank you for stopping by!

 

Enter the Give-Away here. Don't forget to include the name of your favorite Paper Nest Dolls image.

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Owen Fishing (digital stamp) from the Paper Nest, Mega Mixed Messages, Just the Ticket, & Handwritten Notes (inside card) from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Twilight & Cranberry, Distress Inks Antique Linen
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white, Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, October Afternoon Campfire DP pad, Starbucks coffee sleeve
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Die-namics Stacking Stars die, Sweet n Sassy Scalloped Stars edge die, Papertrey Just the Ticket die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Jenni Bowlin malted milk paint dabber, misc. button & baker’s twine

 

Challenges:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pumpkin Spice - Love U

Hello!   I wanted to post this card this morning but life has been especially hectic this week.  So, it’s a little late, but still in time to remind you that you still have a chance to enter the Pumpkin Spice “Hearts” challenge. 

 

2013-02-13 PSS valentine card WM

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  None
  • Inks:  Frayed Burlap Distress Inks
  • Paper:  White CS, My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 3 Ruby paper pad, Stampin’Up Vellum
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Celebrations Frame die, Tim Holtz Rosette die, Sweet n Sassy stacking hearts die,  Die-namics Hearts A Plenty die
  • Embellishments:  Copic marker (R27)[to color the “u”], Thickers Forest chipboard letters, misc. word sticker, Prima Say It In Crystals gemstone flourishes
From Pumpkin Spice:

Challenges:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Whimsy & Stars Studio February Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the February Whimsy and Stars Studio blog hop!   We are introducing two NEW February Digi releases, “Birthday Ladybug” and “You’re a Star”.    You have come here from the first stop on the hop, the Whimsy & Stars Studio blog.  If not, you might want to start at the beginning so that you don’t miss out on the DT’s gorgeous projects.  TWO random winners will be selected from the comments left during the hop to win ONE Whimsy and Stars Studio digi of their choice.  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop on the hop to increase your chances of winning.  The blog hop will run until Friday, February 8th, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

For my card, I used the new image “You’re a Star”.  I thought she would make a fun birthday card.  Her    dress is paper pieced and shaded a bit with my Copics.  

 

 2013-02-05 WSS Wish blog hop WM

 

Your next stop on the hop is the talented CHRISTINE

 

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  You’re A Star (digital stamp) from Whimsy & Stars Studio,  Tiny Tags from Papertrey
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Crystal Blue
  • Papers:  Papertrey white & kraft CS, October Afternoon Sidewalks DP pad, Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Tiny Tags die, Stampin Up edge punches, Copic markers, Xyron sticker maker
  • Embellishments:  October Afternoon Sidewalks chipboard, Kaiser gemstones, Twinery Caribbean baker’s twine, Hug Snug winter white seam binding, misc. button, Close To My Heart glitter

 

 

Challenges:

Monday, February 4, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps–Sweet Pie

Hello!   Today is my day to post on the Great Impressions Stamps blog.   

Something about this stamp, Sweetie Pie (F419), struck my fancy as soon as I saw it .  I originally was going to use red, pink and other Valentine’s day colors to make a traditional Valentine’s Day card but I decided that these homey papers from OA would work better.    I added a few stickers so that it would say “U R my Sweetie Pie”.

 

2013-02-11 GI Sweetie Pie WM

 

Don’t forget about the Great Impressions Stamps Valentine’s Special.  10% off your order and free shipping on orders over $25, thru February 14th.   Coupon code:  LOVE.

We would love it if you joined in our February challenge, “Have a Heart”.  Create anything you like as long as we can see a heart somewhere on your project.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  

  • Stamps:  Sweetie Pie (F419) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, October Afternoon Farm Fresh DP pad, Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  May arts twine, Stampin’ Up clip & button, doily, October Afternoon Mini Market Red & Cream letters, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text sticker

Great Impressions Stamps:

Challenges:

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps–Happy Hearts Day!

 

 

Are you ready for the new Great Impressions Stamps new challenge?  Our new February challenge is “Hearts”!   Link up your creation with hearts in the image, designer paper or even as embellishments on the Great Impressions blog for your chance to win.

 

2013-02-03 GI Mouse Watering Can WM

 

For my creation, I used the sweet image Watering Can Mousey (D287).   I love that his little flower is made from hearts.  There are also hearts on the banners and in the edge punch that I used. 

 

2013-02-03 GI Mouse Watering Can inside WM

I decorated the inside with more DP, the same edge punch and the Valentine Wishes (B148) sentiment.

We hope you will play along with us and link up your “Hearts” creation on the Great Impressions Stamps blog.

Don’t forget about the Great Impressions Stamps Valentine’s Special.  10% off your order and free shipping on orders over $25, thru February 14th.   Coupon code:  LOVE

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!

 

 

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Watering Can Mousey (D287) and Valentine Wishes (B148) (inside sentiment) from .Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Cranberry, Stampin’ Up Going Gray, Memento Tuxedo black
  • Papers:  Bazzill Kraft CS,  Bazzill Maraschino CS, My Mind’s Eye Love Me CS
  • Tools:  Sewing Machine, Martha Stewart edge punch, Big Shot, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Twinery Maraschino baker’s twine, My Mind’s Eye Love Me Chipboard, misc. button and mini clothes pin, Sakura Gelly Roll opaque white pen & red glitter pen, Spica Lipstick pen

 

Challenges:

 

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