Saturday, April 30, 2011

beautiful butterfly...

{this is my post 2 of 2 for today...make sure you check out my The Craft's Meow post HERE}

Happy Saturday!  

Today is Card Patterns day!  Our wonderful Sponsor this week is Layers of Color!

Layers of Color – An online boutique where stampers can find unique stamp products and be inspired by fresh out-of-the-box ideas.


Check out this week's sketch:


I know...sue-pah FUN!!!!

This is how it inspired me...I had the pleasure of working with the Embroidered Butterfly Stamp:


I teamed it up with Cosmo Cricket's Wanted line...the buttons are foof-a-la and the bloom is Making Memories...tons of stitching too.

I hope that you'll join us this week!


Day 3: The Craft's Meow Showcase!!

{this is post 1 of 2 for today..make sure you check out my Card Patterns post HERE}

I don't know about you, but I was completely enchanted by the loveliness of Happiness Is..., featured in yesterday's previews. Gorgeous! You'll see the full stamp set artwork during the blog hop on Sunday when the set becomes available at The Craft's Meow!

Today we're showcasing the third of four stamp sets designed by
Nina B Designs for The Craft's Meow debuting on May 1st, which is sure to delight...Fly Free!!! This set is also featured in one of the two card kits being released on Sunday created by the fabulous Sarah Martina Parker. Fly Free will be part of the kit and available for separate purchase. 
 

Make sure you pop over to The Craft's Meow to find out who yesterday's random winners are!!!

So what, might you ask, what are today's prize offerings? 
How about:
  1. Fly Free stamp set (being showcased today)!!!
  2. Lush 2 Orange Prize Package from My Mind's Eye!!! Includes one each of the patterned and flocked papers shown, plus all the accessories!!! Thanks again Nick!!!
  3. Sarah's Fly Free Card Kit!!!
Once again, the prizes will be awarded based on random drawing from the comments left on THREE of the Team blogs listed below! You won't know whose blog has the prize... neither do I, actually, the winners are drawn from a hat...so you'll want to leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win. But please play fair... only ONE comment per blog!

You have until 11:00 pm Pacific tonight (April 30th) to make the rounds! The winners will be announced in tomorrow's The Craft's Meow post. 

So here's how I was inspired by the new Fly Free set:

Bird cage and butterflies....perfection!!!!!  I teamed up the set with Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden patterned paper.....it's a line available at The Craft's Meow AND it is a sneak peek of one of the new Card Kits by thee Sarah Martina Parker!

I heat embossed the image with chocolate embossing powder..love the dramatic look like embossing gives a card...not nearly as visible on the 'ole blog but it is irl:)  Love the smidge of a banner with the wonderful sentiment, perfect mix of words and fonts!  I sneaked in a strip of bling too. 

I was inspired by the latest CPS 215 sketch:


So off you go! Enjoy your first looks at Fly Free!!! Simply click on the links to be taken to the blogs to see the featured projects.


And, of course, another way to win is to Like our Facebook Page by April 30th! A set of the four stamp sets being released May 1st are up for grabs for every 100 Likes! Let's reach 300, shall we???

See you tomorrow for the release and blog hop!!! And a look at the fourth and final stamp set... one that is sure to make you **swoon**!  

Friday, April 29, 2011

Day 2: The Craft's Meow Showcase!!

So what did you think of Simply Delightful? Simply delightful, wouldn't you say? The full stamp set artwork will be revealed during the blog hop on Sunday, when the sets become available at The Craft's Meow! In the meantime, we're moving on today to showcase the second of four stamp sets designed by Nina B Designs for The Craft's Meow debuting on May 1st... Happiness is...!

Make sure you pop over to The Craft's Meow blog to find out the winners for the prizes on Day 1!!

I'll bet you're wondering what the prizes are today! Wait no more!

1. Happiness is... stamp set (being showcased today)!!!

2. Prize Package donated by My Mind's Eye from the Lush 2 Turquoise Collection!!! Includes one each of the patterned and flocked papers shown, plus all the accessories!!! Thank you Nick!!!

3. Maya Road The Sweetest Days Shadowbox Kit!!!

Did I mention fun? lol

Okay, here's my card using the Happiness is set:


Yup, I love those camellia blooms too!  This is going to be one of those 'go-to' sets, kwim?

I was inspired by the latest Twisted Sketches with the color yellow being the twist:

Once again, the prizes will be awarded based on random drawing from the comments left on THREE of the Team blogs listed below! You won't know whose blog has the prize... neither do I, actually, the names are drawn from a hat...so you'll want to leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win. But please play fair... only ONE comment per blog!

You have until 11:00 pm Pacific tonight (April 29th) to make the rounds! The winners will be announced in tomorrow's The Craft's Meow Store Blog post. 

So off you go! Enjoy your first looks at Happiness Is...!!


recipe:
cardstock:  PTI kraft, Stampin' Up So Saffron
paper:  Crate Paper Portrait Collection
stamps:  The Craft's Meow/Happiness is...
ink:  memento Tuxedo black
other:  PTI die, sewing machine, Stampin' Up Seam binding ribbon

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Journey is the reward...

Hi all, this is my post 2 of 2 for today....make sure you pop over to my The Craft's Meow post, there is fun & prizes involved:)

I wanted to let you know that I am showcasing a project over at Gauche Alchemy today.   Here's a sneak peek of it:


I had a ball being the:


It brought out a side of my craftiness that you don't necessarily see consistently over here...that's what crafting is all about...trying a bit of this & a bit of that....it's all good.

I'd love it if you'd leave me some bloggie love over there:)

A *BIG* shout out to the lovely ladies over at the Gauche Alchemy!!!!

Day 1: The Craft's Meow Showcase!!

The day we've all been waiting for is finally here!!! It's time to begin showcasing the four stamp sets designed by Nina B Designs for The Craft's Meow debuting on May 1st!

Before we get started, I want to give you an overview of what to expect over the next few days. ;)

A release this exciting needs LOTS of prizes to celebrate, and LOTS of prizes are what we have for you! Each day of previews there will be not one, not two, but THREE prizes up for grabs!!! Today's prize offerings are:

Simply Delightful Stamp Set (being showcased today)

A My Mind's Eye Hazel 6 x 6 paper pad from the Stella & Rose collection

A My Mind's Eye Gertie 6 x 6 paper pad from the Stella & Rose collection

The prizes will be awarded based on random drawing from the comments left on THREE of the Team blogs listed below! You won't know whose blog has the prize... neither do I, actually, until a name is drawn from a hat...so you'll want to leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win. But please play fair... only ONE comment per blog!

You have until 11:00 pm Pacific tonight (April 28th) to make the rounds! The winners will be announced in tomorrow's post.

This is the Simply Delightful sneak peek:
Fabulous, right?!!!!

This is my Simply Delightful card:

I used My Mind's Eye, Stella & Rose Collection, isn't that doily image thee best?!!!  Simply Delightful coordinates with the Stella & Rose Collection perfectly!

I was inspired by the curren Sketches by Carly that The Craft's Meow is sponsoring!!!!


So off you go! Enjoy your first looks at Simply Delightful!!!


Have tons of fun popping by each of the blogs today!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

E.A.D Designs Summer Fun Color Challenge

Hi ya!

This is my post #2 of today...make sure you check out my multi-tasking card {post #1} HERE.

Pop on over to the EAD Designs blog....I'm the hostess with the mostess reminding you all about the EAD Designs Color Challenge that ends today and I have a special card that I designed for the challenge!!!!

Here's a sneak peek:


So why-dontcha pop on over to the EAD Designs blog and leave me some bloggie ♥♥


santa claus is comin' to town...

Pattin' myself on the back for this multi-tasking card:


First up is the Jingle Belles Challenge:



We are to look around our house--or our office-- and see what you can re-use, re-purpose, re-cycle or up-cycle.

Kathe is the Guest Designer that came up with the fun challenge!

Can use guess what I recycled?  Those blooms are from recycled tissue paper that was wrapped around a gift that I received.  I finally took the time to google Tissue blooms and found THIS tut.  She uses newspaper {genius} but I wanted to use my tissue paper...you can't really tell but the tissue has silver stars printed on it.

 This is my 2nd entry for the CR84FUN Challenge:


This is also being linked to the Moxie Fab World Challenge:  


Check out Jenn over on the EAD Designs blog...


It's been awfully quite over at Flashback Friday...check out my latest post over there...I've highlighted some FUN projects...and I might be chit-chattin' about some blog candy!!

Tomorrow I'll be guesting over at Gauche Alchemy AND I'll also be starting the sneek peaks for the craft's meow!!!!  Have you been seeing the GREAT sneak peeks of the May 1st releases over on the craft's meow store blog?!!!!!  You'll want to pop over there for a peek:)

recipe:
cardstock: PTI
stamps:  Cornish Heritage Farms
other:  Tissue paper, Kaisercraft pearls/bling, SRM sentiment

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

instant human...

Hello and welcome to the Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge!

Here's a peek at my card for this week:


Love the sketch by Laurie Schmidlin!


I used my favorite set:  



You won't wanna miss the fabbie goodness from the other gals on the Skipping Stones Design Team:


And a big woot woot for our fabulous April Guest Designers: 

Guest Sketch Artist:  Laurie Schmidlin
Guest Designer:  Diana Fisher
Guest Designer:  Mona Pendleton

Skipping Stones Sale!
Skipping Stones is celebrating being chosen for Moxie's stamp of approval on Thursday. The code is Mox20 and it will take 20% off your whole order!!!! This sale will continue through next Tuesday at midnight.

 Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Monday, April 25, 2011

29 again?

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

I'm back with the EAD Designs Blog Hop!
{if officially starts at 10 am EST}

You should have arrived her from Liz's Blog:  Liz's Paper Loft

If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the NEW EAD Designs blog!

We slinging out a freebie every week....wanna win some EAD Designs goodness?  Start at the EAD Designs blog...leave a comment...complete the blog hop, leaving a comment on everybody's blog...your name goes into a random drawing....how easy is that?  Get inspired and you might just win some goodies!!!!

Today I have a fun birthday card to share!


I used the co-branded Paper Smooches/EAD Designs Birthday Sentiment Stickerz!


Did you see this?!!!


Very Coolio, eh?

My card was inspired by the latest CR84FN Challenge:


Remember that the EAD Designs Summer Fun Challenge ends on Thursday!


Now hop on over to Stephanie's blog:  {Dream Create Inspire}

recipe:
cardstock:  stampin' up
cardstock:  crate paper
stamps:  PTI
ink:  memento rich cocoa
other:  ead designs/paper smooches birthday sentiments stickerz, PTI dies, american crafts ribbon, crate paper journal card.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

rollin' with it...

Hello & Happy Easter!

I have a quick card to share with you...pretty stampy for me.



I was inspired by the latest Play Date Cafe Challenge:


FABulous colors!



Have you seen the sneak peeks Here and Here of the new releases?!!!!


Thanks for stoppin' by!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Road...

Hello and Happy Saturday!

Hope that you're having a great day...today is Card Patterns Day!

Our Sponsor this week is:

Photobucket

{you gotta love their fun blinkie!}

Here's a peek at my card.

I played with a wonderful sentiment:



I used my new Basic Grey Hello Luscious goodies!

Isn't this week's sketch FUN??!!!


I hope that you'll play along with us!!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

hello...

Okay, I'm totally showing my age but my blog post title reminds me of Lionel Richie...LOL

Had a little fun with some My Minds Eye, American Crafts and PTI...


A big shout out to Lynette Kaufmann...she is the inspiration for my blue background...thanks sista:)

My card is inspired by the latest Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge:


**the craft's meow update**

Be on the lookout for May Sneak Peeks for the craft's meow....they'll start next Thursday!  

Thursday, April 21, 2011

hello...my name is

{this is post 2 of 2 for today..make sure you check out my earlier post which contains some GREAT news!}


I'm thrilled to be over on the Gauche Alchemy blog today!


Here's a little sneak peek of what I made:


I'd love it if you'd pop over there and leave me some bloggie love:)


E.A.D Designs News!!!



psssstttt........

{this is post 1 of 2 for me today...make sure you check out my Gauche Alchemy Guest Designer peek!}


Check it out HERE!


I'm so very thrilled to announce that I am part of


I'm absolutely delighted to be a part of all the excitement over at the craft's meow and to be a part of a wonderfully talented team! 

Be sure to pick up one of the fun store badges HERE.  You never know when Lisa, owner of the craft's meow, might spot it on YOUR blog and sling out a prize:)

There is also a fun Facebook feature now..."like" the craft's meow on Facebook by April 30th for a chance to win a set of the four new stamp sets designed by Nina B that are being released on May 1st!!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

winter day...

Wednesday's usually mean my Jingle Belle's Day:)

This week the Jingle Belle's have teamed up with Betty Bee's Buzz!

The challenge is:


June is featured over on the JB blog.. Lauren is featured on the Betty Bee's Buzz...make sure you check them out!

Okay, evidently I wasn't really thinking when I made my project...

You know how you are sometimes determined to use something on a project?  Well, that's how I was...I 'needed' to use my new Wintertime goodies from Echo Park...I had to use this journaling card...is that considered a diecut?  Hmmm....gonna say that it is definitely a diecut.

Thought I'd share some lunchtime pictures that I took on my power walk:

I'm within walking distance from the Pike Place Market in Seattle...


Gotta love all the colors...


I'm certain that I've posted a version of this pic earlier but this is the very first Starbucks which is located within the Pike Place Market.


Okay, come on back tomorrow...I'll have some sneak peeks of my Gauche Alchemy project and some fantastic news:)