Saturday, February 27, 2010

Our Craft Lounge Sketch Challenge!

I know this is going to sound crazy, but I actually found time to play along with another sketch challenge! Our schedule was a little messed up this week and I actually found a few extra minutes for myself...crazy! Anyway...The Our Craft Lounge blog has a new sketch challenge posted so I thought I would play along again this week.

Here is the sketch:

This week I inked up my "Bring on the BBQ" set. We need to entertain more in the summer because I think this set makes the cutest BBQ invites!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Memories Of Time Sketch Challenge

I hope you are all having a wonderful day! I found a little time today to play along with the Memories of Time sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch:

I actually made 2 cards with this sketch. For the first card I flipped the sketch on its side. I used the super fun Our Craft Lounge set "Hangin Loose with Kona". The "Your Invited" sentiment is from DRS Designs. It is hard to tell in the picture but the rhinestones are actually red.

For my 2nd card I used one of the super adorable Victoria Case stamps from SCACD. I paired this up with a sentiment from Fiskars. I also added some Dress It Up glitter dots and Offray ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a terrific weekend!

Little bit of this....little bit of that...

TGIF! This is one week when I'm really glad it is Friday. The kids don't have school today so we are hanging out having a fun day at home. I'm hoping that means lots of stamping!

I have a bunch of little tidbits of information to pass on today!

First sure to check out the Little Paper Shop blog for the Friday feature stamp set. This week there are some gorgeous creations made with the {Beautiful Things} stamp set from LPS. I just love this gorgeous set and the cards today are absolutely incredible!

Next...Jacksonbelle got in a ton of super cute new My Favorite Things stamp sets as well as a huge stock of GORGEOUS Zva Creative gems, pearls and flowers! There is also a pre-order going on for the new Stampavie Sarah Kay stamps which should be available early March. These new designs are completely adorable! While you are there, be sure to check out the super fab Making Memories Flutter designer paper collection! Oh, and all Stampavie stamps and Jenni Bowlin products are 30% right now too!

Also...have you been just dying to get your hands on the new Spellbinders nestibilities? Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD) has them in stock right now! The SCACD prices are the best around too! I just ordered some a few days ago. I can't wait for them to arrive so I can start playing! While you are there, check out the INCREDIBLE new Elisabeth Bell stamps! They are GORGEOUS!

Finally....I stamped for fun...AGAIN!
This time I decided to play along with the Pink Elephant sketch challenge for this week.
Here is the sketch:

For my card I used one of the new Elisabeth Bell stamps from SCACD. I have been on a self imposed craft spending freeze since before Christmas but the second I saw the new Elisabeth Bell images at SCACD I just had to splurge a little. I used the "Winter Susan" image for my card. I just LOVE her...that hat is to die for!
Supplies used: Stamp from SCACD, PTI cardstock, SEI and Memory Box designer paper, Prima flowers, Kaiser brad, Fiskars border punch, Copic markers, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Dress it Up glitter dots.

Oh...and 1 more thing...Prima is giving away an amazing prize pack...check out their blog HERE to see it!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

More Our Craft Lounge Fun!

I had so much fun making my Our Craft Lounge snowman card the other day that I thought I would play along with their sketch challenge one more time.

This time I flipped the sketch on its side. I used the super fun Dino-mite set from OCL. I paired this cute guy up with some Basic Grey Archaic designer paper...I am definitely going to need more Archaic because it works great with these images!Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a terrific weekend!

A Prettie Preview!

It's Prettie Preview time. The newest rubber and digi stamps will hit the Paper Pretties boutique on March 1st. The design team is giving some fabulous sneak peaks of the new images all week long.
Today I am previewing one of the new digi stamps being released.
I thought the gorgeous sunflowers in this image went great with the Basic Grey Indian Summer designer paper. I printed the image twice and cut out one of the butterfly wings to layer over the other image for a 3-D effect. The images are colored with Copic markers. I also added glitter to the butterfly wings to give them a shimmery look.
Be sure to check out the blogs of Christie and Jennifer for more fabulous sneak peaks!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge and a Blog Hop!

It's Wednesday! That means it is time for another fun Wednesday Prettie Challenge and blog hop! This week I got to pick the challenge. My challenge for everyone is to use some type of embossing on your project!

This week the design team will be using either the set Apple of My Eye or Apple of My Eye Scripture. Both stamp sets featured this week will be on sale for 20% off all week. Also be sure to check out the new digi stamp section of the boutique, Christie is adding new digis all the time!

I don't say this very often, but I love how my card turned out this week. This is the same layout as I used on my card that I posted on Monday. I just really like how well this layout works with sentiments (it won't be the last time you see this layout from me, LOL). This card is really beautiful in real life! I used the Apple of My Eye Scripture and paired it up with some Cosmo Cricket designer paper and flowers from Prima and Zva Creative. I used the Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder.

If you are just starting at my blog, head on over to Christie's blog to start from the beginning. You definitely won't want to miss any of the stops! If you are following the hop, the next stop after my blog is the blog of Prettie Girl Wendy Bond!

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!

Welcome to another fun Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge! This week our challenge is to use flowers! We'd love for you to play along with us! If you do, please use keyword JBE094 when uploading to SCS or PCP or leave a link to your project in the comments section of the challenge post on the Jacksonbelle blog!

For my card I used the GORGEOUS Making Memories Flutter 8x8 pack of designer paper. This paper is absolutely beautiful! I paired it up with a super cute My Favorite Things Pure Innocence stamp.

I also used the sketch challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges for my card:

Be sure to check out the blogs of all of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars for more flowery inspiration!

Dawn Lusk

Julie Lacey

Heather Pulvirenti

Windy Robinson

Stephanie Severin

Amy Tsuruta

Pam Varnell

Lynda Benden

Tobi Crawford

Jill Dunn

Carly Robertson

Shemaine Smith

Lindsey Botkin

Jacksonbelle just got a ton of new MFT stamps in yesterday. You can see them all HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a fabulous new Paper Pretties challenge and blog hop!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Little Paper Shop Monday Challenge!

Welcome back! I hope you all had a great weekend! It's Monday, so that means it time for another AWESOME Little Paper Shop challenge! This week we have a super fun color challenge from for you! We'd love for you to play along. If you do, be sure to leave a link to your project on the LPS blog.
One lucky participant in this week's challenge will win the LPS set {Floral Frenzy}. You have until Sunday night to get your project linked on the LPS blog!

Here are the colors:

For my card I used the stamp set new stamp set {Moments}. This is one of my favorite Little Paper Shop stamp sets ever. I am love with these gorgeous sentiments!

For more inspiration be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the fabulous Little Paper Shop design team!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a terrific Monday!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Our Craft Lounge Sketch Challenge!

I hope you are all having a terrific weekend! Things are pretty quiet around here this weekend. Lots of down time - which is good! I found a little bit of time to play in my stamp room yesterday. Since I'm caught up on all of my design team work, I got to stamp for fun...again! I saw on Kisa's blog that Our Craft Lounge has started a weekly sketch challenge. I couldn't resist pulling out some of my super cute OCL stamps and playing along!
You can find all of the challenge details on the OCL blog HERE.

Here is the sketch:

For my card I used the OCL set "Tweet Winter Wishes". I think this is one of the cutest snowman stamps I've ever seen!!!
Supplies used: Tweet Winter Wishes stamp set from OCL, SU cardstock, MM designer paper, SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Copic markers, foam dimensionals, Michael's ribbon, misc fibers.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! Be sure to check back tomorrow for another fabulous Little Paper Shop challenge!