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I have another card to share with you using Sending You Love from Whimsy & Stars Studio. This time I used him on a card for Valentine’s day. I just love this little teddy. He is fun to color and can be used for all types of cards. (You can see my other card using this cutie HERE.) Are you addicted to Pinterest yet? I am… I don’t know if that is a good thing but I find so much inspiration on there. I found cleaning tips, recipes, and lots & lots of crafting inspiration. One of the pictures I pinned was used at the inspiration photo for the Virginia’s View Challenge at Lily Pad Cards.Here is the inspiration photo from Pinterest.Here is another look at the hearts I stitched on my card inspired by the photo.Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supplies: Stamps: Sending You Love (digital stamp) by Whimsy & Stars StudioInks: None Papers: Papertrey kraft CS, Neenah Crest solar white CS, My Mind’s Eye Love Me paper pad Tools: Big Shot, Sewing Machine, Spellbinder…

Deckchair Dreaming

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I have to admit I’m feeling a bit jealous of this teddy.  Doesn’t sitting in the sun and taking a little snooze look great?  Although we have had a mild winter, I am ready to leave it behind for longer, warmer days.I was happy to have some free time this week to make a card that wasn’t for a design team.  I decided to make a birthday card for a male for my stash using a never-been-inked stamp from Lili of the Valley.  (I love LOTV stamps!)     It also gave me the chance to play around with a new technique.  I used Annika’s tutorial on creating cloud backgrounds.   I love the way the sky looks.  Since it’s Saturday, it is also time for Marcea’s Music Saves My Soul.    It’s sort of a mini-musical blog hop were you have the opportunity to share a song/video and then hop around to see what others are sharing.   Since I am waiting (im)patiently for summer, I thought I would share a song that not only makes me dance but makes me think of summer and puts a smile on my face.  If you wou…

Bee My Honey

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Happy Thursday!  It’s time for a new Meljen’s Designs challenge.  This week the challenge is to use HEARTS as an embellishment.   The “A team” will have lots of eye candy for you using hearts at the Meljen’s Designs blog.I have another Valentine’s Day card to share with you this week.  This is another image that I always really liked but never had the time to use.   Have a great week!  Thank you for stopping by!Supplies:Stamps:  Honey Bears (digital stamp) by Meljen’s DesignsInks:  None Papers:  Neenah crest CS, Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, My Mind’s Eye Be-Loved DP Tools:  Big Shot, Die-Namics Hearts A Plenty Die, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic markers Embellishments:  Jillibean Soup kraft mini brown alpha stickers, Papertrey button twine, misc. button, Spica clear glitter pen Challenges:Card Makin' Mamas – Something Ols (Old paper & image) Corrosive Challenge – Hearts Craft Us Crazy – Love/Valentine and/or animals Crafty Purple Frog – Anything Goes Cupca…

Valentine Girl

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Happy Tuesday!   I hope your week is off to a great start.  I have another Valentine’s card to share with you today.  This cute image is a digital stamp from Whimsy & Stars Studio.I tried something a little new on this card (although you can’t really see it in the photo.)  I masked off my image and covered the background with pink shimmer mist.  It looks so pretty in real life.I hope you have a great week!  Thank you for stopping by.Supplies:Stamps:  Valentine Girly (digital stamp) by Whimsy & Stars StudioInks:  None Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white, Paper Studio black CS, Close To My Heart Sweetheart DP pack Tools:  Big Shot, Sewing machine, Papertrey Filigree border die, Copic markers Embellishments:  Hug Snug Winter White seam binding, Twinery bakers twine, Angel Pink Fireworks shimmer spray, misc. buttons, Close to my heart Glitz Techniques:  Paper piecing Challenges:Alota Rubber Stamps – Hearts Alphabet Challenge - y=you can choose Card Mad Fairy's Digi Day Cha…

Using Up Some Scraps & Blog Candy Winner

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Last week my mother in law asked if I could make some note cards for her. Since my mojo was in a slump, I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. I made her 10 note cards based on a project I saw on Pinterest (see below) and was able to used up some scraps. My note card –The card I CASED from Pinterest - Source: via Cheryl on Pinterest
Isn't Kasia's card fabulous? (If you like it, leave her some love here.)Now, for the winner of my January blog candy a Sarah Kay First Kiss (by Stampavie) clear stamp.And the winner is….#40 - Lynn HayesCongratulations Lynn! Email me at shestamps11-blogs(at)yahoo(dot)com with in the next 10 days and I will pop your stamp on the mail.Have a wonderful week!Supplies:Stamps: Fancy Flourishes from Papertrey Inks: Close To My Heart Chocolate ink Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cricut, Sure Cuts A lot software, Flutters & Flowers SVG file from My Time Made Easy Papers: Papertrey kraft & dar…

I’m Seeing Pink…. Zebras

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Oh my gosh! It’s Thursday! Having the day off of work on Monday has me confused. I usually have my Meljen’s Designs post scheduled for early Thursday morning but this week I am running late. I hope you don’t mind that my post is going to be “just the facts” because I have to get to work.The Meljen’s Designs challenge is a color challenge – RED AND/OR PINK AND KRAFT. I used this opportunity to make a Valentine’s Day card for my daughter using the image “Stripes & Baby”.Stop by the Meljen’s Designs blog to see the challenge rules, check out the rest of the DT’s projects and link up your RED AND/OR PINK AND KRAFT project.Have a great day!Supplies:Stamps: Stripes & Baby (digital stamp) by Meljen’s Designs and Handwritten Notes by Papertrey Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black ink Papers: Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Stampin’ Up Ruby Red CS, My Mind’s Eye Love Me DP Tools: Martha Stewart edge punch, Big Shot, Papertrey Journal Tabs die, Provocraft Seeing Spo…

Friends Like You!

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It’s Tuesday so I have a new Whimsy & Stars Studio project to share with you.    I wanted to take a little break from using the color red after Christmas and before I really get started with Valentines card.    I used some papers and goodies from Jillibean Soup that I have hoarding and paired it up with the cute Teddy’s Flower image from Whimsy & Stars Studios.  (I love these papers.  They use some of my favorite colors.)I hope you have a great week!   Thank you for stopping by!Supplies:Stamps:  Teddy’s Flower (digital stamp) by Whimsy & Stars Studio, Handwritten Notes from Papertrey Inks: Close To My Heart Chocolate Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Soup Tools:  Copic markers, Creative Memories corner rounding punch Embellishments:  Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Soup Pea Pod Parts (die cuts), Papertrey button twine, Orange Hug Snug seam binding, Buttercup Liquid Pearls, Clear Spica pen, Sakura …

Chocolate Chips

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Happy Thursday!  We are on the back side of the week, sliding into the weekend!   Oh yeah!   Since it is Thursday, it is time for the new Meljen’s Designs challenge.  This week we have a super fun and easy challenge for you to try – ANYTHING GOES (with a Meljen’s Designs image).  I decided to use a long neglected image, Teddy Cookie.  I always though he was such a cutie but I just didn’t have time to use him.  Doesn’t he look happy with his cookie?  Now that I think of it, I probably look a bit like that if I have a good chocolate chip cookie too.I hope you will join us in the ANYTHING GOES challenge at the Meljen’s Designs blog.  Don’t worry if you don’t have any Meljen’s Designs image, you can download a freebie in the store HERE.Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a great day!Supplies:Stamps: Teddy Cookie (digital stamp) from Meljen’s Designs and Cookie Bug & Extras (digital stamp) from Tiddly Inks Inks: None Papers: PaperTrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Neenah…

What a Sweetie!

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I have a cute image from Whimsy & Stars Studio to share with you today. For my project I used Valentine Bear. Isn’t he sweet? I’m sorry to have such a short post today. I almost forgot to type this up and it is time for me to start getting ready for bed. You still have time to enter my blog candy drawing, click HERE for the details. Have a great week! Thank you for looking!Supplies:Stamps: Valentine Bear (digital stamp) by Whimsy & Stars Studios Inks: none Papers: Neenah Crest CS, misc. gray & red CS from stash, My Mind’s Eye Love Me paper pad Tools: Martha Stewart edge punch, Copic markers Embellishments: Misc. buttons, Baker’s Twine, My Mind’s Eye Love Me die cut
Challenges:Alota Rubber Stamps – A, B, or C (Clown Bear) Art Impressions Stamps – Anything goes Catch the Bug – Anything goes Catered Crop – Buttons CES Challenge – Anything Goes Clearly Inspired – Valentine’s Day Corrosive Challenge – Use something new (new image, DP and twine) Crazy 4 Challenges - Us…

My Craft Room

During this past summer, I was finally able to set up a craft room in my house.     We took our guest bedroom and made it into a shared space for my daughter (homework desk, piano, toy/game storage) and my crafting.   Since we rarely have guests that spend the night, we decided that this would be a better use of our available space (and a lot cheaper than remodeling the basement).      I was inspired to take some photos and share my space after reading the post by Ashley Robinson on She Sure is Sketchy, Amber of Amber Ink’s blog.My desk, laptop, printer, and most importantly, my iPod dock.My shelves with the boxes from Ikea that I used to store my crafty goodies.  I have them all labeled so that I can find what I am looking for.      Copic marker storage.  My DH made this for me using a basket and foam board.  I also have some air cans, Stampin’ Up markers, and Copic ink refills on this shelf.    (Sorry the pic is a bit distorted.)This is the shelf above my desk with all my buttons an…

Music Saves My Soul

With the holidays I haven’t had  a chance to play along with Marcea’s weekly music blog hop, Music Saves My Soul.    (If you would like to play along, link up your blog post on Marcea’s blog. )   So it is Wednesday night and I can hear my daughter in the tub singing another Imelda May song and it was my impetus to type up a quick blog post.    I’m sharing the song that I use as my ring-tone on my cell for my hubby.  I’ll be around later to check out all the other songs/videos linked up.  We will be at my daughter’s fencing practice and then a tournament all day on Saturday.  We are supposed to help out selling snacks & water, checking equipment, checking people in, etc.   I hope they give me a job I can do sitting.   Somehow over the holidays I got a stress facture in my foot so it will be another 3 weeks before I am back to working out (meanwhile I get to wear the very sexy  & stylish surgical shoe again).Have a great week end!

I’m Seeing Stars!

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We’re kicking off a new year of challenges at the Meljen’s Designs blog with our new challenge theme of “STARS”. Since my birthday card stash is still really low, I though I would use Billy the Cowboy Bear to make a card for a boy.Link up your project with “STARS” on the Meljen’s Designs blog for your chance to win some Meljen’s Designs images. Be sure to check out the new challenge rules HERE. I can’t wait to see what you make!While you are here, don’t forget to check out my New Year Follower blog candy. Click the photo below for details.To learn more about my Go Red For Women fund raising page, click HERE.Thank you for stopping by!Supplies:Stamps: Billy the Cowboy Bear (digital stamp) by Meljen’s Designs Inks: Distress Inks Tea Dye & Antique Linen Papers: Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Neenah Crest solar white CS, Cosmo Cricket Wanted mini deck Tools: Big Shot , My Favorite Things star die, Spellbinders nestabilities, Sewing machine, Copic markers E…

Sending You Luv Teddy

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I hope you had an enjoyable New Year’s Eve. Now the holidays are over and it is back to work and school at our house. Being back on our regular schedule also means I am back to my regular blogging schedule so I have a card make with a Whimsy & Stars Studio image to share with you today.This cute teddy was recently added to the Whimsy & Stars Studio store. Isn’t he adorable? This cute teddy also comes with some digital sentiments. Here is a look..Here is a closer look at the teddy.While you are here, don’t forget to check out my New Year Follower blog candy. Click the photo below for details.Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week!Supplies:Stamps: Sending You Luv Teddy set (digital stamp) from Whimsy & Stars Studio, Ticket Sentiments & Friendship Ticket sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs on Whimsy StampsInks: Close To My Heart Chocolate, Stampin’ Up Real Red, Copic BG10 ink refill Papers: Papertrey kraft CS, Stampin’ Up Real Re…

New Year Blog Candy

To kick off 2012, I thought I would offer a little blog candy to my followers. I have one Sarah Kay First Kiss (by Stampavie) clear stamp that I would love to give to some one.The rules are easy:Be a followerFill in your info using Mr. Linky below.Entries end on January 22, 2012. I will pick a winner using and will post their name on my blog later that week. Once the winner is posted they have 10 days to contact me with their snail mail info or I will pick a new winner.Happy New Year!

Welcome 2012!

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s Eve. Thank you to every one that stopped by my blog for Karin’s Year In Review blog hop. I really enjoyed reading your comments.Thank you to Mabelle from Whimsy & Stars Studio for sponsoring the blog candy for my stop on the hop.You are probably wondering if you are the lucky person that gets to start off the new year with some free Whimsy & Stars Studio digis. picked….#7 - Rhonda MillerRhonda, please email me at shestamps11-blogs (at) yahoo (dot) com to find out how to claim your prize.I’ll be back to my regular posting schedule with a projects on Tuesday and Thursday starting this week.I wish you all the best in 2012!