Friday, February 24, 2012

Quick and easy MME cards

Hi everyone!  I have a couple quick and easy cards to make.  I just received all the new release My Mind's Eye 6x6 pads (total swoon) and was inspired to bust them open!!

Paper: Miss Caroline "Fiddlesticks"; Spellbinder dies: Bauble Blossom Two, Bitty Blossoms;  Sentiment: WMS Fancy Phrases

Paper: On the Bright Side Two; Spellbinder dies: Bauble Blossom Two, Circles;  Sentiment: WMS Fancy Phrases
 Paper: Kraft Fun Day "Happy Days"; Spellbinder dies: Circles;  Sentiment: Unity Sweet Celebration Birthday
 Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day.
 
 


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Monday, February 20, 2012

Hugs to a friend

Hi everyone!  I have a couple cards to share with you today.  First up is a card I made for my friend Theresa Momber!  She illustrated this fabulous Gina K Designs set, Whimsical Spring, which is a DARLING set!  I stamped and cut out the leaves image and added a couple flower sequins to accent.  The pattern paper is MME, from the Dwell 6x6 pad.  Theresa made the Spellbinders DT and this card is full of love and congratulations for her!!  
Next up is a card I made for the this week's Featured Stamper challenge honoring BeccaBatGirl, and I chose this cutie card to case.   I changed the arrangement a bit, putting the sentiment below the image. I changed up the shape of the image panel. The image is from Unity's KOM, Take Your Time. Isn't this cup YUMMY?!? The pattern paper is the new MME, Love Me 6x6 pad.  I added liquid applique to the whip cream!
I also have some great news to share.  You may have already seen this announcement, but I was invited to be on the 2012 Spellbinders DT for another year!  This is so exciting, not only do I love Spellbinders dies, but they are the most wonderful, generous and organized company to work with. Thank you Stacey, Cathy, Kim and Beth for inviting me for another year!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
P.S. the sequins are the 6mm cupped flower

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

BellaRiffic Friday challenges

Hi everyone!  I have a couple Stamping Bella cards to share with you today.  As you may know, Stamping Bella is now a SCS member company and they have challenges posted every week.  

This card is for Week 5 challenge, Anything Goes meaning you can use any Stamping Bella image.  I used the Daisybella image, doesn't she look great in her jeans and tee shirt?  I used the little flower dies from the Home Sweet Home set like I did with this card.  The pattern paper is Vanity Fair by MME.
 This card is for the Week 4 challenge, to make a Valentine's card.  This card uses the retired Balloonbella and a computer generated sentiment.  I added some crystal effects on the balloons and the pattern paper is Love Story from Fancy Pants.  OK, I don't proclaim to be a great colorer, so PLEASE don't study the coloring on her dress too carefully.  Especially if you look at some of the great colorers out there like the Stamping Bella DT or my BFF, Michele Boyer!  Now, they have skillz!
That's it for today.  Got lots on my plate as my oldest Daniel turns 8 tomorrow!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
 

Card Deets:
Stamps - Daisybella and sentiment (Stamping Bella Co)
Paper - White and Aqua Mist cardstock and Six by Six pad "Vanity Fair" collection (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories - Spellbinders Home Sweet Home (for flowers), Nested Lacey Pennants, 4mm clear rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Copic Sketch markers, ribbon scraps, Scor-pal 

Stamps - Retired Balloonbella (Stamping Bella Co)
Paper - White and kraft cardstock and "Love Story" 6x6 pad (Fancy Pants)
Accessories - Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, buttons , 2mm blue rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Copic Sketch markers, grosgrain ribbon, stickles

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style - Cool Blue

Hi everyone!  Welcome to this week's Ribbon Inspiration Stamp Simply Style. This week we are using shades of blue!  Anything goes, we just had to use blue ribbon. 

My card uses the fabulous background stamp by JustRite Stampers, Chevron Stipe Background and the sentiment set, Spring Words.  The cool thing about background stamps is how versatile they are.  You can make quick and cute cards with them and few other supplies.  Here is a simple birthday card.
 Here is another...
I was so inspired I made a few more in different colors.
Some of you may not have a background stamp block and wonder if you can use the stamps anyway?  Well, here is how I stamp with them.  I lay the stamp on my desk, ink it up and lay the paper on top.  You can use your hand to evenly wipe your paper across the ink, or you could use a brayer.  You will notice I have another stamp turned face up below my inked stamp?  I put it there to give my paper an even place to lay.  Since this is a 1 layer card and I needed stamping was PERFECTLY even, I found my paper was tipping awkwardly without the support.

Each week we will have fabulous Blog Candy (this week's is pictured below) made up of the ribbons that we feature.  The winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, one comment per blog, please.  The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 17th and posted on Sharon's Blog on Wednesday. 
You must check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner!

Here is a list of today's participants:

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!
Card Deets:
Stamps - Chevron Stripes Background and Spring Words (JustRite Stampers)
Paper - White cardstock

Accessories - Spellbinders Standard and Classic Circles, Standard and Scalloped Squares, Classic Hearts and Lacey Circles Nestabilities, Wrinkled ribbon in pink, blue, orchid and yellow, pink/white baker's twine and burlap string, Prima Fairytale Roses in Buttercup and white 

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Gina blog hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to a very special blog hop.  Today, some of GKD gals are hopping around to wish Gina Krupsky, the owner extraordinaire of Gina K Designs a fabulous birthday!! It's been so amazing to be on Gina's design team.  Not only is Gina the sweetest EVER, but the entire team as a whole takes their cue from her example and we mesh so well together!   One big happy family, I tell ya.
Gina, I wish you a very happy birthday and hope you get spoiled and pampered!  My card uses the new and fabulous Pure Luxury Red Carpet 6x6 paper and the butterfly is from Springtime Silhouettes.
Below is the list of gals joining me in the hop today.  Be sure to stop by and see what birthday goodness they created for Gina.

Michelle - you are here!
 Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!
Card Deets:
Stamps - Springtime Silhouettes
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Pure Luxury White, Black and Red Carpet 6x6 pad (Gina K Designs)
Accessories - Spellbinders Classic Squares LG, copic markers, red rhinestones, stickles, black trim and ribbon, red cherry blossom
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Stamp Simply Ribbon winner

Hi everyone!  I am happy to announce the winner from the Ribbon Inspiration Stamp Simply Style blog posts came from my blog.  Woohoo!  Here was the amazing blog candy!  And a big thank you to everyone who left comments and visited us.  We appreciate them very much!
 
 
 Random.org helped me chose commenter #17: 

Becky said...
Fabulous card, love the sentiment and design paper.

Congrats Becky!  Head on to Sharon's blog to get the info on how to claim your lovely blog candy!

I also have a card to share.  I used the same stamp set, Just Keep Calm and Lily Bee Designs, Head Over Heels papers that I did with my ric rac card.  I love pairing the "drink tea" option with the new Nested Tea Cups dies from Spellbinders!  Do you see that embossed background?  Yep, those are the new M-Bossabilities from Spellbinders.  This is from the Valor folder that you can see on my Blog Frenzy post.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

Most supplies can be found at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Card Deets:
Stamps - Just Keep Calm (JustRite Stampers)
Paper - White and Kraft cardstock, Head Over Heels 6x6 paper (Lily Bee Designs)
Accessories - Spellbinders Nested Tea Cups, Pink  ric rac ribbon, orange/white baker's twine ($1.50 for 10yrds), Prima Fairytale roses in Poppyfield, Stickles in Stardust, rhinestones in orange

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style - Ric Rac

Hi everyone!   Welcome to this week's Ribbon Inspiration Stamp Simply Style. This week we are focusing on Ric Rac ribbon! I really like ric rac ribbons, but don't use them that often.  Not sure why because they add just that right amount of pizzazz!!

Here is a link to the entire Ric Rac/Zig Zag ribbon category.

My card uses a piece of the wide ric rac ribbon.  The image is from the totally fun new JustRite Stampers set, Just Keep Calm which has coordinating Spellbinders die sets (LOVE)!  I love the feel of the Lily Bee Designs, Head Over Heels paper -perfect whimsical designs for this sentiment.
OK, you HAVE to check out this stamp set!  Look at all the fun possibilities...

Each week we will have fabulous Blog Candy (this week's is pictured below) made up of the ribbons that we feature.  This week, the winner will receive 1/2 yard of EVERY ric rac ribbon Sharon carries in the store.  The winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, one comment per blog, please.  The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 7th and posted on Sharon's blog on Wednesday. 
You must check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner!
 
 Here is a list of today's participants:

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!  I'll leave you with a close up picture.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Just Keep Calm (JustRite Stampers)
Paper - White cardstock, Head Over Heels 6x6 paper (Lily Bee Designs)
Accessories - Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion Labels, Wide ric rac ribbon in white, pink/white baker's twine ($1.50 for 10yrds), buttons

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Gina K January release inspiration blog hop: Day 3

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Final Day of the Gina K Designs January Release Inspiration Blog hop!  Today we are spotlighting the set Fresh Start, the 1 Free with Three set.  This means you will get this set for free when you order any 3 sets from the store!
I made a couple cards using the stamp set and the fabulous paper pack Wisteria Lane.  I used the same basic sketch for both.  It maybe hard to see in the first picture, but I die cut the shape out of the front of the card.  Then stamped the image on the shape and glued it to the inside.  I am fighting a horrible cold, so I am keeping this post short.
For even more samples of this new set, you can visit each of the GKD Design Team blogs listed below.  Make sure you leave a comment here and on each of their blogs because Gina is going to draw two randomly chosen winners from all of the blog comments, and each will receive a fabulous grab bag of stamps!  You can check out the Big News thread on StampTV Monday of next week to find all the winners. 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!  I'll leave you with a close up pictures.
Card Deets: 
Stamps -  Fresh Start
Ink - various ColorBox pigment inks

Cardstock -Pure Luxury White cardstock
Pattern Paper - Wisteria Lane 6x6 pack (GKD)
Accessories - Spellbinders Ovals and Labels Twenty-Two Nestabilities, 2 and 3mm purple rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), button, purple and white ribbons

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gina K January release inspiration blog hop: Day 1

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K Designs December Release Inspiration Blog hop!  Today we are spotlighting the sets, Stately Flowers 3 and Mehndi Wishes,  illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger and Rupa Shevde respectively.

First up is a card using Stately Flowers 3 illustrated by Melanie.  This is the third in a series of stamp sets profiling all the states and their official flowers.  This set includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana and Alaska.  My card uses the Mississippi State Magnolia flower lightly colored with copics. I made 2 cards, both CAS and using the same paper and coloring scheme.
Next, is my card using Mehndi Wishes illustrated by Rupa.  I must confess.  I didn't know what mehndi was when I received this set, and I had to Google it.  Mehndi is the Indian art form of henna temporary tattoos.  I was amazed and truly inspired at designs of mehndi.  My card was inspired by this lovely picture.  Most of the tattoos are not colored in, so I left my image blank and used some simple strips of cardstock and gold pearls as accents.
For even more samples of these new sets, you can visit each of the GKD Design Team blogs listed below.  Make sure you leave a comment here and on each of their blogs because Gina is going to draw two randomly chosen winners from all of the blog comments, and each will receive a fabulous grab bag of stamps!  You can check out the Big News thread on StampTV next Monday to find all the winners.
 Thanks for stopping by!  I will leave you with some close up pictures.  Be sure to come back Friday when I showcase the 1 Free with Three set!!  
Card Deets: 
Stamps -  Stately Flowers 3
Ink - True Black Memento ink

Cardstock -Pure Luxury White cardstock

Pattern Paper - True 6x6 pad (Echo Park)

Accessories - Spellbinders Labels One Nestabilities, 2 and 3mm pink pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), copic markers, grey ribbon, stardust stickles


Stamps - Mendi Wishes

Ink -  Rich Cocoa Memento Ink

Cardstock - Pure Luxury White cardstock
, more mustard and cranberry crisp cardstock
Accessories - Spellbinders Labels Ten Nestabilities, 2mm red rhinestones
(Pizzazz Aplenty), gold pearls, Stardust Stickles

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