Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Craft's Meow Sneak Peek Day Four!

Hello and Welcome to Day 4 of The Craft's Meow July Sneak Peeks!  Are you having fun hoppin' along the last couple of days?!  I love that everyone on the Design Team and the Friends of The Craft's Meow for July have such different styles....

Okay, here's a snippet of today's Sneak...Baggin Some Rays.

Seriously...I love this set...okay, okay...I love them all:)


I played with some 'vintage' Stampin' Up....hmmm...can't remember what it is called now but love the brown, yellow and green color combo!  **edited to add** thank to Elizabeth that reminded me the Stampin' Up paper is called Good Morning Sunshine!

What would new release festivities be without chances to win prizes? Yep, once again, we'll draw THREE of you to win Baggin Some Rays... one from each of three of the design team and friends 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 post. Enjoy and good luck!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tagging along...

This is post 2 of 2 for today...make sure you scroll down to see my The Craft's Meow post..

The Jingle Belles have teamed up with the Opus Gluei gals..and have come up with a Tagging Along Challenge:

This week's prompt is to make any kind of holiday card for Jingle Belles  ... and then so you're card won't be Lonely This Christmas ... make a second project inspired by your card that you will link-up at The Order of the Opus Gluei

Fun, eh?
Here is my card...I dusted off my Hero Arts The Magic of Christmas stamp set:


I teamed it up with the PTI Friendship Jar and Crate paper.

Here's a friend for my card...I altered an altoid shaped tin:


It's filled with some Friendship Jar shaped tags/labels.  I decided against hole punching them...yet.


I did some quick coloring with some copics and called it good.

Here is the whole set:


Whew...thanks ladies...I now have 1 christmas gift with coordinating card...woot woot!

The Craft's Meow Sneak Peek Day Three!

This is my post 1 of 2...please scroll up to see my Jingle Belle's Card.

Today is Day 3 of the Sneek Peeks....aren't you loving The Craft's Meow sets so far?!!!!

You're going to LOVE this one:
Yup...banners!


Sorry for the funky angle pic...that October Afternoon Tin Pin was being fussy and didn't want to photog for me:)

I was inspired by the latest CPS Sketch:


and loved the latest over at Jay Gee's Nook:


What would new release festivities be without chances to win prizes? Yep, once again, we'll draw THREE of you to win It's a Banner Day... one from each of three of the design team and friends blogs. You'll have until 10:00 pm Pacific tonight to make the rounds and leave comments. The winners will be announced tomorrow on The Craft's Meow Blog.   Enjoy and good luck!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

sending you sunshine

this is post 2 of 2 for today...please pop over HERE for The Craft's Meow July Preview!


Today's sketch finishes off the month of June....Our June Sketch Artist, Latisha, has done it again...such a fab sketch:

Check out how it inspired me:


Hmmm....some of the stitching looks blue but it is actually white....I used PTI New Leaf/SU Barely Banana cardstock.  The ink is PTI Aqua mist and Memento Rich Cocoa.  I managed to combine 2 Skipping Stones Design sets:





My color combo was inspired by the latest CR84FN:


Magnificent group of colors, eh?

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


Make sure you check out our June Guest Designers, we loved having them with us this month:

Latisha Yoast
 
- Guest Sketch Artist 
Karin Akesdotter - Guest Designer
Dina Kowal - Guest Designer

The Craft's Meow Sneak Peek Day Two!

this is post 1 of 2 for today...please see my Skipping Stones Design post HERE

Welcome to Day 2 of The Craft's Meow July Previews!

Today we are previewing "Life is a Carnival":
Make sure you pop over to The Craft's Meow blog to see all the previews by the Design Team and Friends!

This is a super FUN set:

The rollercoaster has been heat embossed with American Crafts Black Zing!  My sketch was inspired by the latest Sweet Sunday Sketch:


My color combo is ala The Play Date Cafe:


What would new release festivities be without chances to win prizes? Yep, once again, we'll draw THREE of you to win Life is a Carnival... one from each of three of the design team and friends blogs. You'll have until 10:00 pm Pacific tonight to make the rounds and leave comments. The winners will be announced tomorrow on The Craft's Meow Blog.   Enjoy and good luck!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Fancy that...

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

Happy Monday!

Welcome to the EAD Designs Blog Hop!
{it officially starts at 10 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...make sure you start there and leave comments along the way as you hop....one Design Team Member is giving away some freebies.  To be eligible to win, all you have to do is leave comments on everybody's blog, including the EAD Designs one!  One random winner will be picked.

Here's my card for today:



I combined these rub-on's:



and these Stickerz:



I was inspired by the latest Sassy Lil' Sketches:


Remember about June's EAD Steal


...and as always...

Okay, now hop on over to Stephanie's:  {Dream Create Inspire}

The Craft's Meow Sneak Peek Day One!

this is my post 1 of 2 for today..please see my EAD Designs post HERE

Hello!

Today starts the fun previews for the July Releases over at The Craft's Meow!

Here is a sneak peek of Lovely Birds:

Here is my card:


Can you see all the paper piecing?  The bird seeds in the feeder have been glitzed up with glitter.  All the paper is Pink Paislee.

I was inspired by the Design Dollies sketch:


I was also able to play along with the gals over at CAS-ual Fridays:


Make sure you check out The Craft's Meow blog to see peeks of all the DT's cards...

What would new release festivities be without chances to win prizes? Yep, once again, we'll draw THREE of you to win Lovely Birds... one from each of three of the design team and friends blogs. You'll have until 10:00 pm Pacific tonight to make the rounds and leave comments. The winners will be announced tomorrow on The Craft's Meow Blog.   Enjoy and good luck!!! 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

...well done...

Hey There!

Hope that you're having a great weekend...I'm poppin' in here to share a quilt-y card:)


Each of the Amy Butler papers are cut into 2 inch squares...this puppy is 6x6...humungous!  I wanted the squares to be large enough that you could really appreciate the colors and patterns.

The center label is via The Craft's Meow Timeless Tags set:


The sentiment is SRM.  Did you notice the stitching...like TONS of stitching..



I'm a ginormous fan of quilts...if I had the time to pick up another hobby...quilting would be it...but sadly I don't have the time:(  I was curious about the Tuesday Trigger so I popped over to the Etsy shop...check it out.  

I was inspired by the Amy Butler'ish fabric and the stitching..Do you see the bling?  It matches the greenish/yellowish color...

Are you surprised?  I'm entering this into the Gallery Idol 2011 contest...

Tomorrow starts The Craft's Meow July Previews...you won't want to miss out!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

snow much fun!

Welcome to the Card Patterns Sketch Challenge!

This week our sponsor is



Here's a peek at our very fun sketch for the week:


This is how it inspired me:



Isn't that Whimsie Doodle Penguin simply a-dorable?!!!!  I teamed him up with Basic Grey Jovial and that red doily?  It started white and I colored it up with a copic!

Did you hear...this is my last sketch with Card Patterns...I wanted to give a ginormous shout out to the entire team...I've thoroughly enjoyed myself and thank YOU for joining in the fun....you all ALWAYS inspire me!  I decided to pick out some of my fav Card Patterns cards:



Sketch 97 {my first card with Card Patterns!}


I can't wait to see how this week's sketch inspires you!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Friday, June 24, 2011

on this special day...

**T*G*I*F**

Yahooooooo for Friday:)

Here's my craftiness for today:



I had a ton of fun playing with some October Afternoon 5 & Dime that I picked up over at Cassie's Etsy shop, Paper Issues.  I did some fussy cutting with the blooms...and that SRM fit perfectly...the interior says "Congratulations!".

I was inspired by the latest Cardabilities sketch:
I'm also entering this into the Gallery Idol 2011.  Have you check out the fantabulous entries?!!!  There are 374 members and 950 entries...950 peeps!  The most entries by one person is 19, this card of mine will make my total 8:)

My job involves a ton of paper...a ton...sigh...no getting around it for now...I happened to catch this corner of my desk the other day and thought I'd snap a pic because my sweet non-bloggie friend sent me the lucky bamboo my first week of work...and although you can't tell, it is still alive and growing...{says the black thumb}.  The card and the paper weight are from some former co-workers that I miss dearly and the Keep Calm journal I bought for myself...how could I resist?


Okay...that's it for me....I'll see ya tomorrow with my last Card Patterns sketch...I can't believe my time is almost up with that fabulous groups of gals...I've soooooo enjoyed my time with them!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

make a splash!

Hi Ya!

I have a bright & fun card for today:



I know, super cute, eh?  Can you see the monochromatic waves on my card?

I haven't played with the Twisted Sketches for awhile and loved this week's:


The Twist is Wood...any how, any way....Can you tell that my white card base is embossed with a woodgrain?  This cardstock rocks...it's by Gmund and the collection is Savanna.  The Raspberry Fizz strips have been dry embossed with polka dots...which is perfect for Yvonne's Guest Blogger's challenge...Ujjwal is challenging us to do some embossing!

Just a reminder that the EAD Designs Color Challenge ends tonight at midnite:


I hope that you'll join us!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

all bundled up

Some of you may have gotten a sneak peek of this one yesterday...I had my dates wrong and imagine my surprise when I noticed it up on my blog....sigh...I haven't done that in awhile!

This week over on the Jingle Belles blog, Guest Designer Candy has us layering up!  We are to add a minimum of 3 layers to our card...I managed 5 layers with 6 panels.


I played with my Basic Grey Jovial...LOVE that collection....hmm...patting myself on the back for a non-bumpy card:)

I was inspired by the latest CPS sketch:


Just a reminder of the EAD Designs Color Challenge!  For some reason blogger isn't letting me upload pics right now...grrrr....anyways, you have until Thursday, June 23rd at midnight to upload!

We're smack in the middle of the week...it's all downhill from now:)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

sending you smiles...


This month Latisha Yoast is our Guest Sketch Artist and she is rockin' the sketches for us!
This is how Latisha's sketch inspired me:



I combined MME's Fly a Kit with Skipping Stones Design Uplifting:



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


Make sure you check out our June Guest Designers:

Latisha Yoast
 
- Guest Sketch Artist 
Karin Akesdotter - Guest Designer
Dina Kowal - Guest Designer