Tuesday, May 31, 2011

fly free...

This is my post 2 of 2 for today..make sure you check out my The Craft's Meow Preview post HERE..

Can you believe today is the last day of May?  It is going to be June tomorrow peeps...JUNE.

Perhaps it is harder for Washingtonians to realize that it will be June because we are still waiting for our Spring:)

Today is the Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge.  Check out the fab sketch by our May Sketch Artist, Danielle Flanders:
I interpreted the sketch literally and kept it clean and crisp:


The sweet little butterflies are from the Skipping Stones Design Cancer Schmancer set:


I was inspired by the latest CR84FN challenge:



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


We loved having our May Designers this month:

Danielle Flanders -  Guest Sketch Artist
Wendy Price - Guest Designer

Thanks for poppin' by!


make a splash...

This is post 1 of 2 for me today, make sure you check out my Skipping Stones Design post HERE.


Can you believe this is Day 4 of The Craft's Meow June Previews?!  How did you like yesterday's featured sets, Sending you Sunshine and Just Sayin'?!  Fun Sets, eh?!


Today's set is It's a Shore Thing by Michelle Bertuzzi!

I combined It's a Shore Thing with Nina's Just Sayin' set...

This is what I came up with:



The waves....you gotta love the waves....once you see It's a Shore Thing in it's entirety, you'll realize how much fussy cutting I managed to do on this fun shaped card and clear embossed each strip....Isn't that whale a-dorable?!!!!  I stamped him with Memento London Fog...stamps like a dream...the sentiment, Make a Splash! is from the It's a Shore Thing set...the word bubble is ala Just Sayin'.



Make sure you make all the rounds to The Craft's Meow Design Team Members...you can find the list on The Craft's Meow Store Blog.

What would new release festivities be without chances to win prizes? Yep, we'll draw THREE of you to win It's a Shore Thing... one from each of three of the design team blogs. You'll have until 10:00 pm Pacific tonight to make the rounds and leave comments. We'll announce the winners in tomorrow's The Craft's Meow Store Blog post. 

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

it's your day!

This is my post 2 of 2 for today...please click HERE to pop over to my The Craft's Meow post below.

Hello and a big Happy Monday!

Happy because we are enjoying a long weekend here in the states for Memorial Day.

Monday's mean the EAD Designs blog hop!
{it officially starts at 11 am EST}

You should have arrived here from Liz's blog, Liz's Paper Loft.  If not, you'll want to start at the EAD Designs blog....every Monday there is a give-a-way.  All you do is start at the EAD Designs blog, leave a comment...hop along while leaving comments along the way.  It's fun AND inspirational:)

I have a colorful little card for you today...okay, so most of my cards are colorful:)

I'm trying really hard to use my hoarded goodies...this one is chock full of them:

I hadn't inked up the fun cake from Jane's Bakery until now....isn't it CUTE?  All the patterned paper is Jenni Bowlin...it's her 4x4 paper so my card is 4.25 x 4.25.  The canvas bloom is Jillibean and the button is DeNami Design.



I was inspired by Jay Gee's Nook challenge:


I'm chuckling because originally I was going to do pink and green and then the picture in the lower left hand corner caught my eye...and then BAM...my card took a life of her own:)



Okay, I'm the end of today's hop!  Hope that you had fun:)

enjoy your day...

This is my post 1 of 2 for today...please click HERE for my EAD Designs post!

Hello...so, hasn't it been fun previewing The Craft's Meow new June Releases?


Today I'm giving you a peek at the New Just Sayin' set by the FAB Nina:


I went ultra clean and crisp...I wanted the stamps to POP....whaddya think?



Such a fun graphic set...LOVE it.  It's a wee card at 4 x 4.

Make sure you make all the rounds to The Craft's Meow Design Team Members...you can find the list on The Craft's Meow Store Blog.

What would new release festivities be without chances to win prizes? Yep, we'll draw THREE of you to win Just Sayin' and the other set that is also previewing for today, Sending you Sunshine... one from each of three of the design team blogs. You'll have until 10:00 pm Pacific tonight to make the rounds and leave comments. We'll announce the winners in tomorrow's The Craft's Meow Store Blog post.    

Enjoy!!! 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

**catching up with ya**

This is my post #2 for today...Please pop over to check out my The Craft's Meow June Preview!!

Howdy Peeps!

I thought I'd pop in here to catch up with ya...I'm horribly behind on my google reader and well, hope to catch up over the glorious long weekend.

I'm no techie {luckily I'm engaged to one!} so when things aren't technically working for me...I can get a smidge frustrated....so you know how there have been all these commenting problems with blogger?  I haven't had problems commenting on blogs but people have emailed me and let me know that they aren't able to leave *me* comments...only some peeps...well, I tweeked my settings and BAM got some SPAM {grrrr...don't those trolls have better things to do with their time...I don't want to buy their jewelry or their purses!}....So my Smarty Pants bloggie buddie Julie emails me and tells me that she notices that the blogs that have their comment windows embedded in the bottom of their posts are giving her commenting fits {I'm improvising here}.  I actually went to that design because I figured it would help people in their commenting...less 'clicks'....so I went back to the pop up window comment box and guess what?  Those peeps can now leave comments...yahooooooooooooo!!!!  Julie...girl...you need to get a techie job because the peeps over at blogger haven't mentioned your fix!   

I don't like to encounter problems on my blog or anybody else's blog....so hopefully this might help you out...or pass the word along...maybe it might help other bloggers that are having problems?!

On a side not, what's up with the blogger issues lately?  I know...I know...it is a free service...maybe I should make the leap to WordPress finally?  Pros...Cons....help me out ladies!!!  I actually have a WP site waiting for me...thanks to my honey BUT I gotta tell you, I'm a creature of habit and the thought of learning new tricks to a new blog is well, exhausting....anybody know of WP on-line classes?

Chattie, aren't I?  :)  okay, okay...let me just end with this....I'm in the process of doing {yet another} major purge of my crafty supplies....I'll slowly start to list them on my blog....so be on the look out..
***edited to add: I've listed some stuff...check it out HERE....I have set up a for sale tab***

With Gratitude..

Day #2 on The Craft's Meow Previews for the new June Releases...so what do you think of Celebrating You?   Personally, I love it...and let me tell you, it stamps like a dream, just like all of The Craft's Meow stamps....


Today's Preview is for Timeless Tags....I'm thrilled about this one...love the variety...Nina Rocks!  This set coordinates with the Spellbinders Grommet Tags.


Here's my card...better put on those sunglasses...this puppy is colorful:)



Really love the latest Clean & Simple sketch:


I was also inspired by the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger:



I would LOVE to pick up a pyrex bowl set like that...it would be fab with my fiestaware:)

Make sure you make all the rounds to The Craft's Meow Design Team Members...you can find the list on The Craft's Meow Store Blog.

What would new release festivities be without chances to win prizes? Yep, we'll draw THREE of you to win Timeless Tags... one from each of three of the design team blogs. You'll have until 10:00 pm Pacific tonight to make the rounds and leave comments. We'll announce the winners in tomorrow's The Craft's Meow Store Blog post.   Did you see the announcement for today...one of you very lovely ladies that left a comment on MY blog yesterday is a winner of the oh-so-wonderful Celebrating You set!!!!!!!!

Enjoy!!! 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

fresh roast coffee

This is my 2nd post of the day...please check out my The Craft's Meow post HERE.


Hello and welcome to Card Patterns Saturday!

This week our Super Sponsor is:



Look at the prize for this week:


Check out this week's fun sketch:


I was lucky enough to play with this fun retro coffee image:



It is the DRS Designs Coffee Sign image.  You probably know that I have an addiction to coffee....love it.  I teamed up the image with the gorgeous Basic Grey Curio print...reminds me of some retro wall paper:)  The card base is Stampin' Up Basic Grey.

I hope that you'll play along with us this week...we'd love to see how the sketch inspires you!

P.S.  The winner of Flashback Friday has been posted HERE.

celebrating You...

This is post 1 of 2 for me today...please check out my Card Patterns card HERE.


Hello and welcome to the Craft's Meow June New Release Previews!


Today we are previewing the fab new set by our own Nina Brackett:


Oh-so-Pretty....this is how the set inspired me:

I've been neglecting my Amy Butler papers and decided to play with them...hot pink and green...gotta love that color combo!  I did a ton of fussy cutting around the fushia image....the green center panel has been zig zagged all the way around...

Make sure you make all the rounds to The Craft's Meow Design Team Members...you can find the list on The Craft's Meow Store Blog.

What would new release festivities be without chances to win prizes? Yep, we'll draw THREE of you to win Celebrating You... one from each of three of the design team blogs. You'll have until 10:00 pm Pacific tonight to make the rounds and leave comments. We'll announce the winners in tomorrow's The Craft's Meow Store Blog post. 

Enjoy and good luck!!! 

Friday, May 27, 2011

hi ya.

I may have mentioned taking the day off the 'ole blog yesterday:)

I whipped up this card yesterday:



I used the Skipping Stones Design Green Birthday set:



...and Skipping Stones Design Timeless Textures:


Did you see that Skipping Stones Design is hostessing The Play Date Cafe?


I was also inspired by the current City Crafter Challenge Blog:




I'll be back tomorrow with a Card Patterns & The Craft's Meow project!

Don't forget that Flashback Friday 11.0 ends tonight at 11:59 pm PDT!  We would love to see you link up your first Wedding Card!!!!  Check out our Super Sponsor, Tammy Wisterman, Close to my Heart Consultant.  She is offering up a SUPER prize'ola!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

hi

Happy Thursday Peeps...The countdown begins...long weekend for us in the states:)

Here's a Crate Paper filled card...love that schtuff.


The foam letters are Queen & Co...I've been hoarding them...

I was inspired by Tiff's sketch TG020:


I was going to use tags but spotted my scallop punch and thought that would be a fun twist...I topped it off with some stitching and buttons.



Just a reminder that it ends tonight!!!!


**Blogger issues**

I had a couple of you email me saying that you haven't been able to leave me a comment :(

I searched around and found that it seems to be a known blogger issue that they are working on...sooooo hang in there ladies...


Guess I'm one of the lucky blogs...I did tweak my settings so give it a try and let me know if it works:)Thanks Girls!!!!

Okay, might be taking the day off the blog tomorrow...then I'll be back on Saturday with a double post...Card Patterns and The Craft's Meow {did you see the sneak peeks? Check out my side bar}!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

visions of sugar plums...

Look at the inspiration photo from Jingle Belles Rock ala Amanda Profumo:


It seems that I'm on a purple kick...two days in a row!


I broke out the Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather....I used Stampin' Up Eggplant Envy and Lavender Lace....

This would be my 21st week into Jingle Belles...wooo hoooo!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

You Go Girl!

It's the Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge!!!!

This is the sketch this week by the FAB Danielle Flanders:



Really love it...the possibilities are endless....

Here's how it inspired me:

I managed to use Grunge:






I was inspired by the latest CR84FN challenge:


and the Scrappy Saturday Challenge:



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


We loved having our May Designers this month:

Danielle Flanders -  Guest Sketch Artist
Wendy Price - Guest Designer