Saturday, June 13, 2009

Whiff of Joy

Whiff of Joy is releasing some fabulous new images tomorrow and Katharina has some fabulous blog candy to celebrate the occassion. Check out her blog HERE and the Whiff of Joy store HERE.

Blog Candy and a couple challenge cards!

As promised here is some blog candy to celebrate my 500th (or I guess my now, 501st) blog post!
This blog candy this time around consists of 5 unmounted rubber stamps from Paper Makeup Stamps. I'm sure you all know by now that I am a huge fan of Paper Makeup. I just love their adorable images. They just released a ton of fantastic new images too (I'm patiently waiting for my mailman to put my new order in my mailbox!). For my blog candy I have an Argus with Teddy, Caliope with stars, Caliope ,Dreck and Spike (I missed him in my photo) stamps! All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post. I will pick a blog candy winner on Monday at 5pm CST.

I missed spike in the photo I is what he looks like:
I also wanted to post a couple cards I made for the Paper Makeup Release Party challenges. I only have 2 of the 3 challenges done so far but I'm hoping to get a little time today to finish up the 3rd.
The first challenge was a color challenge: Night of Navy, Rose Red, Brocade Blue
Here is my card:

The second challenge was a sketch challenge.
Here is the sketch:
Here is my card:Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Jacksonbelle Embellishments Design Team Call! it is, my 500th blog post. WOW! I can't believe I have posted 500 times. My blog posts typically take me about 20 minutes to post by the time I write, edit, proof-read, etc. That means I've spent 10,000 minutes blogging...or 167 hours....or 7 days....WOW!!! Crazy when you look at it that way, LOL.

I didn't actually plan on posting this afternoon but I got a message from Lindsey from Jacksonbelle Embellishments that I couldn't wait to pass is time for another Jacksonbelle design team call! Here are the deets:

Jacksonbelle Embellishments offers a wide variety of stamps, embellishments, paper, ribbon and basically everything you will need to create beautiful paper crafts! We are looking for 4 new design team members. The design team call will be open until June 24th at 12am EST.

Here are the design team requirements ~
1. Each month we will have pre-determined challenges which you will be asked to take part of each Tuesday.
2. Each design team member will be asked to do ONE tutorial during their term. The tutorial can be a card, altered item, anything the member would be most comfortable profiling.
3. You must post in your gallery/blog at least 5 projects a month featuring Jbelle product. This can be combined with the Tuesday challenges.
4. You MUST love the products Lindsey sells!!! This will make designing so much easier and fun!

What you will receive ~
1. 25% off ALL purchases at Jacksonbelle Embellishments.
2. A one time $25 gift certificate to Jacksonbelle Embellishments.
3. Free product throughout your term.
4. You will be part of a really fun group of girls!!!

Term ~
1. Design team term ~ July 1st 2009 to Dec. 31st 2009

Does all this sound good to you??? If so, THIS is what you need to do ~ email DIRECT links to your blog and/or gallery, three samples of your best work!!! It is not required that you use Jbelle products. The email address to send these links to is jacksonbelle. embellishments@ The 4 chosen designers will be contacted BY June 28th. The new design team will be announced June 29th!!!

So there you go. If you are interested, I highly recommend you apply. The JB team is a fun bunch!
Check back later for some fun blog candy to celebrate my 500th blog post! Hope you all are having a great day!


Well, it has been another crazy week around here. I am so glad it is Friday! Did you enjoy the DRS Designs blog hop yesterday? The new release stamps are just terrific! They will be available to purchase tomorrow on the DRS Designs site.

Along with having a new release this week DRS Designs is also sponsoring the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday. The challenge this week is to use a quotation/sentiment on your card. DRS Designs has a HUGE selection of fabulous sentiments! For my card today I used one of their sympathy sentiments.
I hope you all have a wonderful day! Tomorrow will be my 500th blog post! WOW! To celebrate I will have some fun weekend blog candy so be sure to stop by!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's time to hop - DRS Style!

Welcome to the June DRS Designs blog hop! If you are just joining us, be sure to start back at the beginning (Vicki's Blog) - you won't want to miss anything. If you got here via Dawn Knight's blog you are in the right place!
The newest batch of stamps is being released at DRS Designs this Saturday (June 13th). The new release has something for, coffee, outer space, retirement, get well...TONS of fabulous new designs!
For my card today I used the newest Leonard the Pig stamp and matching sentiment. Isn't this just the cutest get well image ever! From the moment I set eyes on this guy I couldn't wait to get him inked up!
For my card I stamped the image on white cardstock, twice. I colored the first image and then only colored Leonards snout and head compress on the second image. I cut them out and popped them up on the first image with dimensionals. I also stamped the image on Basic Grey Wisteria designer paper and then paper pieced the blanket. The sentiment is actually only part of a whole sentiment but I wanted it to fit on the nestibility ribbon slide so I only used the first line of it. Thanks for joining in on the fun today. Next stop on the hop is the extremely talented Deb Felts!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Little Bird Told Me...

Firecracker Designs has 4 fabulous new sets in stock now! The set I used for my design team cards this month is called "A Little Bird Told Me...".
Here is what the set looks like:

Here are a couple cards that I made with this set:

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow DRS Designs is having a blog hop to preview their upcoming releases, you won't want to miss it!!! Hope you are all having a great day!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday Challenge #26

WOW! Three blog posts in one day. I think this may be a record for me. To see my Jacksonbelle Embellishements Tuesday challenge and Shimmerz Darez challenge posts, please scroll down.

Today we have another fun sketch challenge from Madelynn. We would love it if you played along with us. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please keyword MTTSC26.

Here is this week's sketch:

Here is my card:I really liked this sketch. I thought it worked really well with this adorable Cutie Pie kid from DRS Designs. All stamps used are from DRS Designs.

Be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the Twinkling Tuesday design team:
Heather S.
Lisa Slusser

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!

This is my 2nd blog post for today. Please scroll down to see my Shimmerz Darez challenge post.

It's time for another awesome Jacksonbelle Embellishments Tuesday Challenge. We have another fun sketch challenge this week. We would love for you to play along! If you do, please use keyword JBE057 when you upload to SCS or PCP.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my card:
For my card I used this cute Imaginisce clear stamp and some yummy Pink Paislee designer paper from Jacksonbelle Embellishments!

Be sure to check the blogs of the rest of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars for more sketchy inspriation!
AJ Otto
Jennifer Buck
Jill Dunn
Lindsey Botkin
Lynda Benden
Maren Benedict
Melissa Bove
Michelle Woerner
Shannan Teubner
Kimberly O'Rosky

Thanks for stopping by today!

Shimmerz Darez challenge #2

This week the Shimmerz Darez challenge is to use Shimmerz on wood. I just recently won some blog candy from the talented Danyelle from Hangnailz n' Papercutz and in the package were some wood scrapbooking frames. I decided to use one of the frames on a card. The frame I used started out a maroon color. I sprayed the frame with Bed of Roses Shimmerz Spritz. It gives it a beautiful shimmer! The stamps I used are from DRS Designs. Remember, if you play along with a Shimmerz Darez challenge be sure to post a link to your project on the Shimmerz blog Darez post. Shimmerz is giving away fabulous Shimmerz prizes every week!

Thanks for stopping by today. I have 2 more blog posts scheduled for today so please stop back! Hope you all have a great day!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Little Paper Shop color challenge

This is my 2nd post for today. Please scroll down to see my DRS Designs sneak peak post!

The Little Paper Shop blog has a color challenge posted today. The colors are Bashful Blue, Ruby Red and Cameo Coral. I love this color combo.
Here is my card:
Supplies used: Stamps from Little Paper Shop, SU CS and DP, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, Kaiser pearls, Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Thanks for stopping by today. I have lots to share tomorrow so please stop back! Have a wonderful day!

DRS Sneak Peaks!

Today starts a week of exciting DRS Designs sneak peaks. It is going to be a fun week of sneak peaks, a blog hop and finally the release of these awesome new stamps.

My card uses 2 of the new releases. Aren't these coffee cups terrific. The sentiment is just perfect too (and I only actually used part of the sentiment). I just love these images!

I will be posting more sneak peaks all week long! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by today.