Monday, September 29, 2014

The Challenge #15

Welcome to The Challenge #15! Wow! The time is sure flying by! For the next two weeks, we have a bold and bright colour combo matched with a simple but classic sketch! Feel free to use either the sketch or the colours or both together! The choice is up to you!


Card Dimensions
Card Base: 4.25" x 5.5"
Black Trim: 4" x 2.25"
White Strip: 4" x 2"
Scallops: 1" x 4"

For my card I decided to just use the colours and created a CAS card! I found a used Lifestyles Craft embossing folder...I love how it creates a pretty frame for my card! I then die cut the leafy branch and stamped this new fun flower from Stampin' Up. Cannot remember the name of it but I purchased the punch too! I added a pearl. Very simple to make...I hope you like it!


The design team have created amazing cards! I love them all! This team has been fantastic to work with and I appreciate all of their hard work! Thanks ladies!



Thursday, September 25, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #94 {Merriest Holiday Season}


This summer when we were in Washington, I went to a cute little stamp store and found this amazing snowflake die. It is made by Memory Box and I think it is a brand new one for this season....but I could be wrong! I have found snowflake dies at Simon Says Stamp...you can look at them by clicking HERE. The best thing about this die is that is cut through my paper without a shim or any added pressure...all the little bits came out easily...I was impressed! It was just like BUTTAH...


I put a piece of 4" x 4" vellum under the snowflake to add some "dimension" to my card...it gives it a softer look. I wanted to stamp the sentiment on vellum and draped it across the front but the snowflake it so intricate, it looked too busy. The sentiment is stamped on a piece of 1" x 4" paper...in Early Espresso Ink. This card too minutes to make...I have decided to mass produce them for Christmas. They are flat and I like the simplicity...I hope you do too!


Come and play along with us this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!


Designing for Art Impressions!

Today I am happy to share that I will be joining the Art Impressions Design Team! Yippee!

Art Impressions Blog

I am really happy to be joining this team and designing for this awesome stamp company! If you do not know their stamps, you should check them out! They are hilarious and perfect for those "Over the Hill" birthday cards or for fun "Girlfriend" cards! I am so excited to be on the team designing with my bloggy pals too-Karen Day and Sherry Eckblad!

Here are a couple of cards I have made in the past with AI Stamps! (the last one was made a LONG time ago-my photo taking skills have improved a bit! It is fun to look back at older cards!)






I will be joining the team in October!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SugarPea Designs {Theme Challenge-Happy Fall Y'all}


Today over at SugarPea Designs, we have a brand new theme challenge! We are looking for Fall Themed projects and you do not need to use SugarPea images!

Store---Bountiful-Blessings-Revised


I used the sweet new set called "Bountiful Blessings".  I inked her with Copics markers and then tried to create a softer suede look on her pants with some Prisma Pencils.


Challenge-Prize-Graphic

Come and play along with us at the SugarPea Designs blog! You do not need to use a SugarPea image to play but remember that each project you link up and share below is an entry to WIN a Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Boutique worth up to $15!  One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.  However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $15!


Monday, September 22, 2014

The Challenge Winners






I LOVE woodgrain and this gorgeous card just leaped out at me from the link up! Love the frosty cones and the pretty twine accent! So happy you came and played along with us, Angie!


I also chose three other cards from the challenge to be our "Runner-Up's"! 

(In alphabetical order)

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Amazing colouring and shading!!

Adorable card with lots of texture and sweetness!

Great use of the colours and of the sketch! Love that stamp!

Please join us in one hour, we will be back with a brand new challenge for you!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #93 {Thank You}


Sometimes I just have to play with that Hardwood background stamp from Stampin' Up! It makes me happy! I love how it stamps and I love to use flowers with it! I went into my UFO box {unfinished objects} and found the flower and the green vine. That was all I needed for a base to my card!


Then I decided to use a doily on my card, instead of a small square. I think I should have put the card on a Espresso base but I went with more Smoky Slate. {I cannot have enough of that paper!} I used Hand Penned Sentiments (retired) but still one of my favourite sentiment sets from Stampin' Up!


Come and play along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

So Excited!

Sweet-Talk-Lesley

I am pretty excited to share a tutorial today over at the SugarPea Designs today! I did a tutorial on how to make these treat bags with all the measurements. I also had the chance to answer some fun questions...hope you will stop by. Click HERE to see the segment!



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SugarPea Designs Winners of the Blog Hop Announced!

All of the adorable new stamp sets that we featured during our Sweet Sneak Week are NOW available for purchase in our SugarPea Designs Boutique and are ready for you to take home and get crafty with! Wendy has announced the winners from the hop and I am SO excited that a winner was chosen from my blog...click here to see Wendy's post!

Sniffles-&-Snuggles-Winner

Congrats, Taunya Butler! 

Make sure to visit this post by clicking HERE and leave a comment to claim your prize! Thank you to everyone who left me such lovely comments on my cards! Your kind words mean the world to me!


Paper Sweeties September Release Rewind and a Farewell

Time for a new stamp release over at Paper Sweeties! This is my last design team project as a Paper Sweeties designer. I have enjoyed the past 9 months being on the team and designing for the lovely, Debbie. Debbie has been good friend to me and I appreciate her taking a chance on me to be a designer. It is time for me to move on and to try new things. I wish Debbie and the team continued success. I will miss you girls!



Be sure to hop along to see what the rest of the team did with the new goodies from Paper Sweeties!




Monday, September 15, 2014

SugarPea Designs {Sketch Challenge #11}


The month is flying along! Today we have a brand new sketch challenge up at SugarPea Designs! I love the sketch and wanted to use the new set called "Teacher's Pet"! I inked up the small school bus and fussy cut it. Then I stamped the sentiment on the designer papers I used. 


Store---Teacher's-Pet-Revised 

I hope you will come and play along with us!



Challenge-Prize-Graphic

Come and play along with us at the SugarPea Designs blog! You do not need to use a SugarPea image to play but remember that each project you link up and share below is an entry to WIN a Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Boutique worth up to $15!  One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.  However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $15!


Paper Sweeties September Release Party!

Time for a new stamp release over at Paper Sweeties! I created a small gift tag to go with a glassine bag full of goodies. Can you see the sparkle on the dress?


Be sure to hop along to see what the rest of the team did with the new goodies from Paper Sweeties!



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Paper Sweeties September Release Countdown!


Time for a new stamp release over at Paper Sweeties! Sometimes it is nice to dress up a bottle of wine for a special occasion! Using the new star die, I cut out a star from some glimmer paper and then heat embossed the sentiment in silver embossing powder and ink. I had some fancy shiny ribbon that I used for the top of my tag!


Be sure to hop along to see what the rest of the team did with the new goodies from Paper Sweeties!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Merry Monday #124 & NBUS #2


I was happy to play along with the Merry Monday gals today! I have been neglectful of my Christmas cards but I have been so busy with life! Ack! It all piles up!

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

The challenge this week is "Transportation". I was intrigued by this theme when I made up the challenge graphic and I desperately wanted to play along!


I was tidying my craft space and found some cute stickers I bought at M's a LONG time ago! Can you stay "STASH"! So I was even more excited as I knew I could play along again with Darnell's NBUS #2 Challenge! Woohoo! Score! AND the card front is actually from a package of Project Life and I just cut down the card, stamped the sentiment and added the stickers. This card took minutes to make!


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