Saturday, May 8, 2010

Little Paper Shop May Release Preview Day 1

Welcome to day one of our sneak peeks for the Little Paper Shop May release. We have three stamp sets that are being released this month and the first one we want to show you is called JENA BEE. One random commenter will win a $10 Gift Certificate to the store for leaving a comment on all the DT member’s blogs today. Your comment needs to be posted no later than 9:00pm EST tonight. Winner will be announced tomorrow morning on the LPS blog on our second day of previews. You will be able to win again tomorrow when we show you our other stamp sets that are releasing this month also.

Be sure to leave a comment on all of the design team blogs!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Love My Tapes!

Is it Friday yet? I'm having one of those weeks where I wish I could just stay in bed until the weekend. If anyone has any good home remedies for getting a good night sleep I could really use them!
But anyway...
I have another card to share with you today that I made using my Japanese masking tape from Love My Tapes! This stuff is so fun to play with!
My layout for this card comes from this week's Sketch Saturday sketch challenge.

Here is their sketch:

Supplies used: SU cardstock, October Afternoon designer paper, Love My Tapes Japanese masking tape, Kaiser Gems, Circle Nestibilities, Unity stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check back on Saturday for the first Little Paper Shop May release sneak peaks...there are some super cute sets being released this month!

Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge and Blog Hop!

It's Wednesday! That means it is time for another fun Wednesday Prettie Challenge and blog hop! This week our challenge comes from the incredibly talented Prettie Girl Frances! I always love Frances' sketches!
This week the design team will be using either the set Story Time Sophia or Aloha Sophia. I absolutely LOVE both of these stamp sets! Both stamp sets featured this week will be on sale for 35% 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 (there are several adorable Sophia and Cooper digi stamps)!

For my card I used Story Time Sophia. I LOVE this Sophia stamp. It totally reminds me of Annabelle. It is crazy how fast she learned to read once she started kindergarten. She amazes me every single day!
If you are just starting at my blog, head on over to Christie's blog to start the blog hop 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 Jane!

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

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

ScrapbookPal Design Team Entry

Welcome back! It has been a busy day here on the good old blog....this is my 4th post for today but I wanted to share a couple of projects that I made for the design team call with you. Be sure to scroll down to see my SCACD Try It Out Tuesday Card and my Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge card!

When I saw that was having a design team call I couldn't resist applying. has a huge selection of awesome paper crafting supplies at awesome prices! As an extra added bonus they have free shipping when your order reaches $25!

For my first design team call entry I made a 12x12 scrapbook page. I am way way way behind on the kids' scrapbooks so it felt great to get a page done today! I used my new Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge to cut all of my letters out. I LOVE this new font cartridge! It has several awesome fonts all on one cartridge. The retail price for this cartridge is $89.99 but has it on sale right now for $29.99! I used some super fun boy themed Little Yellow Bicycle designer paper. I distressed the edges of the paper with my Tonic Tim Holtz paper distressor and then added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink to the edges. The entire page is glued together with my absolute favorite adhesive in the world....Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue. (Click on the photo for a closer view).
For the 3rd time this week I also used my favorite white Scrappers Floss and colored it with coordinating Copic markers for the Copic Creations Coloring other surfaces challenge.

For my 2nd design team entry project I decided to make a Halloween card (because I had orange cardstock left over from my sb page, LOL). I used a fun Halloween stamp set from Unity stamps. I stamped and colored my monster images and then cut them out using my small and large Circle Spellbinders Nestibilities. Once again I used my Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue to adhere all my layers and the googlie eyes. If you have never used the Mono Multi liquid glue I definitely recommend you try it out. You will NEVER EVER have a problem with your layers falling apart ever again!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have an awesome night! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the Paper Pretties Wednesday challenge!

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!

Welcome to another fabulous Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge! This week we have a fun inspiration challenge for you. Our challenge for you is to use this wedding cake as your inspiration:

It also happens that this is my actual wedding cake! A former co-worker of mine made our cakes and I LOVED them! Unfortunately we got married before digital photography was popular so I had to scan my printed photo. The photo just doesn't do the cake justice. It was SOOO cool. Our wedding anniversary is next week and I just can't believe it has been almost 8 years since we got married. Crazy how time flies! Here are a couple more shots of the cake before I share my card:

I decided to use the cake as a color challenge. I just had to dip into my new October Afternoon designer paper for this one. I also used this week's Taylored Expressions sketch challenge.
I found some Basic Grey buttons in my stash that matched the October Afternoon paper just perfectly!

For the 2nd time this week I added some white Scrappers Floss (that I colored with a pink Copic marker) to the buttons for the Copic Creations Coloring on other surfaces challenge!

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

Dawn Lusk

Julie Lacey

Heather Pulvirenti

Windy Robinson

Stephanie Severin

Amy Tsuruta

Pam Varnell

Lynda Benden

Tobi Crawford

Jill Dunn

Shemaine Smith

Lindsey Botkin

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

TIOT: Olde Tyme Photos

Welcome to this week's SCACD Try It Out Tuesday challenge! This week we have a fun challenge for you: Olde Tyme Photos...Make a card or project using ONLY browns, sepias, creams, blacks or grays.
For my card, I used the new Elisabeth Bell stamp "Bubbles". Isn't she just adorable! I am completely in love with this entire collection. All of the stamps are INCREDIBLE!!! The Elisabeth Bell images are available to purchase individually or you can purchase the entire collection for an incredible discounted price! I stamped "Bubbles" with Momento Tuxedo Rich Cocoa ink and colored her with Copic markers. I embellished my card with some fun Basic Grey pearls. I also used some Kaisercraft brown designer paper.

Susana has added TONS of fabulous new products to her store...including Our Craft Lounge Stamps, Zva Creative, Copic Multiliners, Kraftin Kimmie stamps, Pink Paislee and lots more! Also, if you been dying to try the new Viva Decor pens... Susana has tons in stock including the Viva glitter holographic liner pens! She also has links to some fabulous tutorials for the Viva Decor pens right in the store listings!

I incorporated a challenge into my card too (I have been loving the challenges lately!). My card is for the Just Us Girls sketch challenge.

Be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the incredibly talented SCACD design team members for more frame-it inspiration!
Suzanne Dean
Anki Bargman
Danni Bindel
Aud Nordheim
Jennifer Greco
Marti Wills
Carolyn Bounds
Dianne Prewitt
Kim Gruetzmacher

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

Paper Pretties Toonie Tuesdays!

This week's Paper Pretties Toonie Tuesday deal is: Queen & Co. Ancorettes normally $4...on sale for $2 while supplies last (there are a couple different styles)!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Little Paper Shop Monday Challenge!

Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It is Monday so that means it is time for another AWESOME Little Paper Shop challenge! This week we have a fabulous sketch challenge 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 new digi stamp {Alice}. You have until Sunday night to get your project linked on the LPS blog!
Here is the sketch:

For my card I used the newly released set {Little Lady Katie}.

For more inspiration be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the fabulous Little Paper Shop design team!

We also have 3 fabulous new guest designers joining us the next few months so be sure to stop by their blogs and give them some love:

Did you notice the fun Japanese Masking Tape I used on my card today? It is from Love My Tapes! I am the featured product tester on their blog this week! I had a great time playing with their masking tape and their double sided adhesive.

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

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Stamping for fun today!

I hope you are all having a terrific weekend! Life has been incredibly busy for us the past month or so and I haven't had much time for anything. It was also a busy month for design team work, so in the little bit of stamping time I've had I've been doing all design team work. I haven't had a chance to just sit down and stamp for fun in ages. Last night I decided I was desperately in NEED of some mental health time so I managed to sneak to the basement for a little bit of stamping.
I decided that instead of doing design team work I would just find a fun challenge and stamp for fun. I found 2 challenges that worked great together: the Limelight Sketch #46 Sparkle challenge and the Copic Creations challenge #27 Coloring on other surfaces.

Here is the Limelight sketch (the twist is you need to add sparkle):

For my card I used a stamp set from Unity Stamps called Insightful Meadow. For my sparkle I added some Basic Grey self adhesive red rhinestones. I also used some super cool Love My Tapes Japanese Masking Tape. Be sure to check out the Love My Tapes blog tomorrow as I am the featured product tester this week! As for my Copic Creations coloring on other surfaces challenge...I used a blue Copic marker and colored my white Karen Foster Scrappers Floss for the button in the center of my flower. I absolutely love using the white floss in buttons because I can customize it to any color using my Copics!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the Little Paper Shop Monday challenge!