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She Stamps!

I was looking through some pictures last night and realized that I never shared this.   I received this from my good blogging friend, Maria, of Crafty Cre8tions.   I was so excited when I opened the mail and saw the beautiful canvas she made for me.   I have it on a shelf right above my crafting desk and I love looking up and seeing it.Thank you again Maria!  I love it!

Pumpkin Spice - Lucky

Hello!  Today its my turn to post on the Pumpkin Spice blog.  Although my crafty mojo has been on a bit of a hiatus lately (I think it is off looking for spring), I couldn’t help but be inspired by the beautiful, warm colors from Echo Park’s For the Record 2 collection.In my original idea for this card, I was planning on having more of these beautiful floral papers showing.  I love the pink and orange together.  But, the doily on my desk some how made it’s way on my card.   Once again, I used some coordinating chipboard.   I jazzed it up a bit using some liquid pearls on the flower centers.Don’t forget you still have time to join challenge #12 – Lucky (your interpretation).     To link up your “lucky” project or to see the challenge details, stop by the Pumpkin Spice blog.  Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!Supplies:Stamps:  None Inks:   None Papers:   Bazzill Basics card stock, For the Record 2 Tailored 6x6 paper padTools:  Sewing machine, Stampin’ Up edge punch, Bow Easy,…

Get Well Wishes

Hello! Happy Monday! Today is my day to post on the Great Impressions Stamps blog. My card today uses A Band-Aid from Muzzy (D273) & Get Well (B140) from Great Impression Stamps. This little mouse is such a sweetie!My mojo is still on hiatus. I tried to do something a bit different for me to see if I could bring it back. I keep this card pretty CAS and used some of my stash of washi tape. Look – no dp! I thought I would let this little mouse take center stage.Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous week!Supplies:Stamps: A Band-Aid from Muzzy (D273) & Get Well (B140) from Great Impression Stamps Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Papers: Papertrey kraft CS Tools: Sewing machine, Copic markers Embellishments: May Arts burlap twine, misc. button & washi tape Challenges:613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes Gingerloft - 2W - (1st week) Kraft Paper (ends 6th April) Outlawz challenge - must be CAS - CAS with "Use something from your OLD stash"  (old washi tape)Pile I…

Catered Crop Flower Power Recipe Swap

I have been a long time fan of Linda McClain and the Catered Crop.  I love the beautiful inspiration boards she puts together to get our creativity jumping.  I am so thrilled to be able to regularly participate now as a designer!For my Flower Power card for this week’s recipe swap, I decided to use some beautiful Echo Park chipboard and papers that I had sitting on my desk.  I am really starting to love using stickers and chipboard.  It is so fun, versatile, quick and easy.  I was inspired by an old SFYTT sketch.  (September 2011-SFYTT) and this beautiful inspiration board aon Pinterest put together by Linda.   I added some Liquid Pearls to the center of the flower to give it a little something extra.If you click on the inspiration board above, it will take you to the Pinterest board where you can get to the original inspiration and a few tutorials.I hope my card and this beautiful inspiration board from Linda will inspire you to create a project for the Catered Crop Flower Power chal…

Whimsy and Stars Studio - Easter Egg Lamb

Happy Tuesday!  Today I have a card that I made using Easter Egg Lamb from Whimsy and Stars Studio.  Can you believe Easter is right around the corner?  Since I started my new job, I am really having problems crafting.  I think my head is jammed so full of all the new information that I am trying to learn that it has squeezed my mojo out.  I hope it comes back soon.Have a great day!  Supplies:Stamps:   Easter Egg Lamb  (digital stamp) from Whimsy & Stars Studio Inks:  None Papers:   Neenah Classis Crest solar white CS, Bazzill Basics aqua CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Fancy Pants Time for Spring 6x6 paper pad Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Victorian Lace die, Copic markers Embellishments:  Misc. buttons,  Sakura white gelly roll pen Font: Everytime I Miss You from Kevin & Amanda (available HERE) Challenges:613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes No Matter Which Challenges - M, F, must use stamp(rubber or digi) - (March)Anything Goes Opus Gluei - JFF, 2W - (2nd week…

Great Impressions Stamps–Sunflower Garden

Hello and Happy Monday! Today is my day to post on the Great Impressions Stamps blog. Although it is getting a bit warmer and it looks like spring is on its way, I really felt like making a warm, summery card this weekend. Sunflowers always make me think of warm August and September days so I inked up my new Sunflower Garden (G196) from Great Impressions Stamps.I kept my card relatively CAS to show off this beautiful stamp. I added a bit of rustic texture by using a embossing plate with chicken wire texture and some burlap twine. I hope you have a fabulous week! Thank you for stopping by!SuppliesStamps: Sunflower Garden (G196) from Great Impressions Stamps Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Frayed Burlap Papers: Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics CS, October Afternoon Farmhouse 8x8 paper pad Tools: Big Shot, Taylored Expressions Chicken wire impression plate, Die-namics Simply Scallops die, Copic markers Embellishments: May Arts burlap twine, …

Pumpkin Spice–What Time Is It?

Hello! Today is my day to post on the Pumpkin Spice blog. My card fits our current challenge, “Time”. We would love to see your project with either a word or element that implies time. I have to admit I was a bit stumped by the challenge at first. I could only think of clocks and watches, but I didn’t have any stamps that would fit. I finally had my “Ah ha!” moment and thought about looking up a quote about time. I found this quote from John Lennon that I really liked and the idea for my card grew from there and these beautiful Pebbles Inc. papers.I love these new papers from Pebbles, Inc. The colors are so bright and cheery, I had to use them to chase away the spring gloom we have right now. I love each of the 18 patterns (2 pages of each) included in the 6x6 pad.I hope this helps to inspire you to think out of the box and create a project for our “Time” challenge. You can link up your project and find the challenge details HERE. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous …

Whimsy & Stars Studio–St. Patty’s Teddy

If you have followed my blog for awhile, you probably remember that I love St. Patrick’s day.    I have my playlist already with bands like the Pogues, Seven Nations, the Tossers and Flogging Molly.  The corned beef is ready to go into the pot.  In keeping in the spirit of the week, I had make a card using sweet St. Patty’s Teddy from Whimsy & Stars Studio.  He is such a sweetie!   Thank you for stopping by!  Have a fabulous St. Patrick’s day!Supplies:Stamps:  St. Patty’s Teddy (digital stamp) from Whimsy & Stars Studio Inks:  None Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS,  Papertrey white & green CS, Lily Bee Design Handmade 6x6 tiny table Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders oval die, Fiskars edge punch, Copic markers Embellishments:  May Arts burlap twine, misc. button Challenges:613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes Creative Inspirations Paint - 2W, SIO - (1st week) Go Green Gingerloft - 2W - (1st week) The Colour Green Hobbycutz  - 2W, 3E, SIO - (2nd week) A…

Great Impressions Stamps–Hurtin’ Puppy

Happy Monday!  Did you have a good weekend?   It looks like spring is finally on the way.  We had warmer (high 30’s) temps, rain and fog.  The snow is all melting away and some of the migratory birds have come back.  Hurray!  Soon it will be sandal weather!Today is my day to post on the Great Impressions Stamps blog.  This pup caught my eye and I just had to color him up.  Look at that face!   Isn’t he sweet?When digging through my paper stash, these old October Afternoon papers caught my eye.  I like that the polka dots in the DP are repeated in his sling.  Don’t forget you still have plenty of time to enter the March Great Impressions Stamps challenge.  Our theme this month is “Going Green”.   Interpret it as you will and link up your entry at the Great Impressions Stamps blog for your chance to win a  $20 gift code to the Great Impression Stamps store.    You can link up your entry, review the challenge rules and get some inspiration from the DT HERE.  Thank you for stopping by!  H…

Great Impressions Stamps Spring Bunny Hop

**Please scroll down to the next post for the Whimsy & Stars Studio blog hop **Welcome to the Great Impressions Stamps Bunny Hop!   Today we are celebrating all things spring!  If you hopped here from Angi’s blog, you are in the right place.   If you are just joining in the fun, you might want to start at the beginning (Angi’s blog) so that you do not miss out on any of the beautiful projects from the Great Impressions Stamps design team.  Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop on the hop for your chance to win some fabulous stamping prizes.For my card, I used the beautiful image Spring Boots (E642) and some pretty papers from My Mind’s Eye.  I created this card as a birthday card for a friend.   With all the cold and snow we have had lately, I know that we both can’t wait until spring comes and our grass is green like this again.Your next stop on the hop is the talented ERIN.   Don’t forget to leave a comment at each stop in the hop to qualify for some fabulous stamping pr…

Whimsy & Stars Studio - Bee Happy

Hello and welcome to the Whimsy and Stars Studio March blog hop.  The design team will be showing off TWO new adorable images, Spring Bees and Welcome Spring.    If you arrive here from  the Whimsy & Stars Studio blog, you are on the right track.  If you are just joining us, you may want to start at the first stop on the hop, the Whimsy & Stars Studio blog, so you don’t miss out on anything.    Don’t forget to leave a comment at each stop for your chance to win!  Two random winners will win a digital image of their choice from the Whimsy and Stars Studio store.   For my project I used the new image, Spring Bees.    Aren’t  they sweet?   My card design was inspired by an old Deconstructed Sketch.  I added a few layers, stitching, and some of my favorite October Afternoon papers to make a cheery card.Here is a peek at both new images.  Your next stop on the hop is the talented CHRISTINE. Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!Supplies:Stamps:   Spring Bees (digital stamp) …

Great Impressions Stamps - Spring Watering Can

Hello!  Happy Monday!  Today is my day to post on the Great Impressions Stamps blog.I am still hoping and waiting for the early spring that the groundhog predicted.  To help dispel the winter blues, I decided to make a spring-y card this week.   I pulled out this sweet image, Watering Can (E670), and pair it up with some pretty, spring papers.  I once again die cut a Starbucks coffee sleeve to add some texture to my project.  I love using these in my crafting and, I hate to admit it, often times have a cup sitting on my desk and ready to use.Don’t forget to stop back to tomorrow when we kick off the Great Impressions Stamps Spring Bunny Hop.  Hop along with us to see some gorgeous eye candy and your chance to win prizes!Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!Supplies:Spring Watering Can (E670) and Missed You (A121) from Great Impressions Stamps Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Classic Kraft Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics L…

Great Impressions Stamps–March Challenge

Today we are kicking off our new, monthly challenge at Great Impressions Stamps.   We are challenging you to be green.  Whether you use the color green or your project is green and incorporates recycling, or both, it is entirely up to you!For my projects, I used the stamps Mailboxes (G465) and A Little Hello (B151).   I  used the color green and recycled Starbucks coffee sleeve for my “Green” for the challenge.    I only wanted to use one word from the sentiment stamp so I stamped it on scrap paper and cut out “Hello” for sentiment.The clouds in the background were created using the free template from Bev Rochester.Don’t forget to link up your “Green” project at the Great Impressions Stamps blog for your chance to win a $20 Coupon Code to the Great Impressions Stamps online store or your chance to be a guest designer.  While you are there you can see plenty of inspiration from the design team and review the challenge rules.  Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!Supplies:Stamps…

Shop Pumpkin Spice March Blog Hop

Welcome to the March blog hop for Shop Pumpkin Spice!   I am your very first stop on the hop.   Today also kicks of the new weekly challenge at the Pumpkin Spice blog.  Our challenge this week is “Use green and 4 of something.”    For my project, I used both the color green and green in the sense of recycling.   The heart is cut from a recycled Starbucks coffee sleeve.     These beautiful green designer papers are from Lily Bee Designs Handmade 6x6 Tiny Tablet, which is my latest favorite.  You can purchase this tablet at Shop Pumpkin Spice for only $4.20.     All card stock is from Bazzill Basics.Your next stop on the hop is the talented Heather.  I know she has something fabulous for you. In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete blog hop list:Cheryl (Shestamps): http://shestamps.blogspot.com/  <==== You are here! Heather: www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.comMarlene: http://scrappincookie.blogspot.comCourt: http://www.courtscrafts.blogspot.com/Carissa:  http://happi…