Sunday, May 31, 2009

Stamp Out Alzheimer's Challenges

Hi there! Today is the last full day of SOA. It has been amazing and they raised over $6,000 for such a wonderful cause. I had a little bit of time to participate in some challenges.

This card I did for the sketch challenge with Melanie from Gina K. I used the awesome set by Melanie called Jumping for Joy. The sentiment is from the Little Tee's set. My pattern paper and glitter paper is by DCWV and the solid by Bazzill.



Next up I tried a layout sketch. This is a challenge for a guest DT spot at PCP. Check out the sketch here.



I used Bazzill Solids and Making Memories Pattern paper. The "D" in the title is chipboard colored with Copics and the rest are stickers colored in Copics to match. I like the simplicity of this layout.

Well that's all I have now. Tomorrow I have a few things to show you by Victoria Case Designs. They have some awesome Digi images, yes I have tried Digi and it is pretty cool. And once I discovered with a little heat set I can still use Copics I was sold! Now I haven't tried paper piecing yet but I think I can pull it off. I'll have to see.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Sunday!

Till later...

Saturday, May 30, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge


It's Saturday and it's another one of Lauren's My Time To Create Challenge. Check out this sneak peek of what the DT came up with:




This week it's to do some dry embossing. I have to tell you this was a challenge for me, and yes I know I ended up doing a very simple card. I didn't add color but I thought it looked nice with just the embossing. I don't think my touch is light enough to achieve a really smooth dry embossed look. It was fun trying it though. Here is what I came up with:


Very simple I know. I used images by Unity Stamp Co and paper by Bazzill.


Be sure to swing by the other DT members to see what they cooked up:

Tamara
Lauren
D
ana G
Kristen
Alicia
Pam
Tracey



Thanks for stopping by and Happy Saturday!



Till later....






Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Queen Kat Blog Hop

Welcome to another edition of Royal Kat Wednesday. This week the challenge is to use stitching on your project. You can pull out your sewing machine, hand stitch or even faux stitch. If you hopped from Beverly's blog you went on the right track. If not start at the Queen's blog and check out what everyone did this week.

Here is what I came up with for the stitching project. We recently went to the zoo where they have a butterfly garden and I took some really cool pictures. I decided to use one for my layout. The stamped butterfly is the awesome Flutterby image.


This is the end of your hop. I hope that you will play along with us.

Next week is the Queen Kat May June release and there will be a release hop! Be sure to stop back for more challenges, new stamps and fun next Wednesday June 3.


Thanks for stopping.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Stamp Out Alzheimer's Kicks off today!

Stamp Out Alzheimer's is under way. A week long event filled with lots of challenges, prizes and freebies. It's all to benefit Alzheimer's. Check out the site here... For a small donation (where ALL proceeds go to support Alzheimer's) you can join and play. I was just hanging out over there and I promise you there are lots of fun things going on.



Clear & Simple Stamps is a sponsor offering some free digi paper and 2 great challenges with prizes. You will have to check it out but if you like "scoring" your paper there is a prize that you will love! There is also an AWESOME grand prize being offered by CSS that you won't want to miss.



Here is a card I made for one of the Clear & Simple Stamps challenges:


Swing on by the Stamp Out Alzheimer's site and get started, this should be a fun week!

That's it for now!

Hope to see you at SOA!



Saturday, May 23, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge

It's Saturday and a time for a My Time to Create Challenge. This week was busy and unfortunately I don't have a sample of my own to share. However the DT was busy and I know they will have some rockin samples for this awesome color challenge.





Now check out this great sneak peek at what the DT cooked up:



NOW HOP ON OVER TO THEIR BLOGS:

Lauren
D
ana G
Dawn Easton
Jennifer
Kristen
Lisa
MacKenzie
Alicia
Odette
Pam
Tracey Cuccia
Kendra

Get ready because SOA begins on Monday. There are lots of great companies involved with lots of fantastic challenges. Clear & Simple Stamps will have two fun challenges, so be sure to stop by and say hi!

Till later...




Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday BLOG HOP

Welcome to Queen Kat Royal Wednesday! Are you ready for a Royal Blog Hop. This week's challenge is to use buttons on your creations. You know you hoard them so pull them out and get started. If you didn't start at the Queen's blog hop back there to start the hop. If you came from Beverly's blog you are on the right track.

Here is a layout I made using buttons:

Are you ready to hop onto to the next member of the royal court in the blog hop? Well hop on over to NINA and see what she cooked up for this fun challenge.

When you finish hopping be sure to swing by the Queen Kat Designs store for the 50% sale going on!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later...



Monday, May 18, 2009

Clear & Simple Treat Holder

Today Paper Craft Planet has an awesome 3D challenge hosted by Lori Tecler, a fellow Clear & Simple Stamps DT member. It is to create a cool little treat holder and what fun this is to create! Check it out on Sunday Lori will randomly pick a winner to win the Clear & Simple Stamps set "Sweet Tooth". This is the set I used on my pull treat below.

CHECK IT OUT HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS


My treat holder closed:






My treat holder open, I used skittles in mine:


Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge

It's Saturday and time for another Lauren My Time Challenge.

This week it is to use one of Lauren's My Timeless Templates. For my project I decided to use "From the Desk of". This template does make you think of a stationary set holder but does it have to be? Of course not. I took it and used it for a gift.


Here is a wonderful snapshot sneak preview of what the design team cooked up for this challenge.


My mom told me she had to give a gift for a friend's birthday and she purchased a scarf for her. I told her I would make a box to put it in. I also have the Bun in the Oven template but for this gift that was too small. So I took my From the Desk of template and went to work. Basically I didn't add the divider inside so I had an open box to put the scarf in.

Here is what I came up with my images are by Unity Stamp Co:


Be sure to swing by the entire My Time To Create DT to check out all the fantastic projects:

Lauren
Dana G
Dawn Easton
Jennifer
Kristen
Lisa
MacKenzie
Alicia
Odette
Pam
Tracey Cuccia
Kendra

That's it for now!

Happy Saturday!

Till later.....

Friday, May 15, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps RELEASE DAY & BIG CSS Announcement



Today is the Simple Sentiments release. There are lots of fun sets to check out this month. Swing by the store here to view all the new releases.


Here is a fun little set I created using Sweet Tooth. It's instant coffee tin I kept, inside i made a couple of little notecards.




Here is a view of the top:







Do you love Clear & Simple Stamps? If so get ready..... Clear & Simple Stamps is having an open DESIGN TEAM CALL!! That's right so c'mon get your best CSS projects ready to submit. The call begins today and runs until May 31.



HOP ON OVER HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS!!!

Till later.....

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Clear & Simple Sneak Peek

TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY!!!

Are you ready for another sneak peek at Friday's May release at Clear & Simple Stamps?

This sentiment "You're an angel" is from the set Friend. With this release there are lots of sentiments and fun images that you will definitely find something to suit you.

You will also want to be sure to stop by tomorrow for a final peek and an fun announcement.

Till later....




Till later....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Clear & Simple Sneak Peek

Are you ready for another sneak peek at Friday's May release at Clear & Simple Stamps?


Here is one of the awesome sets called "Sweet Tooth" being released on Friday. I colored this adorable gumball machine with Copic markers and added Stickles to make it glitter. With this release there are lots of sentiments and fun images that you will definitely find something to suit you.

Be sure to stayed tuned for some more sneak peeks at this month's Simple Sayings Release. The big day is Friday!! You will also want to be sure to stop by Friday for a final peek and an fun announcement.


Till later....

Queen Kat Royal Blog Hop

Welcome to the your last stop on the Queen Kat Royal Blog hop. If you came from Shannon's blog were on the right track. If not start at the beginning at the QKD blog. This week's challenge is called Flowers, Flowers, Flowers. Check out what the Queen Kat Vicki did for this challenge:

This beauty is from the new Whimsical Ink line. There are some awesome images in this line you will want to check them out.

Here is a little chipboard layout I did. It's a cute flower shaped card.



Your next stop on the hop is Michelle, be sure to check out this talented lady!

Till next week!



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps May Release Sneak Peek

This Friday is the May release at Clear & Simple Stamps. Are you ready for another sneak peek?



Here is one of the awesome sentiments being released on Friday. The darlings from this sample are from BFF Darling. With this release there are lots of sentiments you will defintaley find something to suit you.

Be sure to stayed tuned all week for some more sneak peeks at this month's Simple Sayings Release. The big day is Friday!!


Till later....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps Relase Day Countdown

This Friday is the May release at Clear & Simple Stamps. This week I will countdown to the big day with some sneak peeks at what is coming.


Here is a little something sweet to start out your week. I colored these yummy candies with Copics and used Stickes for glitter.

This release is a fun one filled with lots of sentiments, you will be sure to find something. Also check out this month's Stamp of the Month, perfect for a scrapbooker or stamper. This darling is called Crop Night Darling.

Be sure to stayed tuned all week for some more sneak peeks at this month's Simple Sayings Release.

Till later....

Saturday, May 9, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge


Check out this awesome peek at this week's My Time To Create projects!! Don't they look awesome! This week Lauren has an inspiration challenge for us check out this cute picture:





I decided to go with colors for this inspiration. So I pulled out some brown and purple and off I went. I wanted to do a layout again and my Kaitlyn only wears pink so I could not find a picture of her that would work well with the colors, so I picked a picture of her from when she was first born.

These awesome butterflies are by Unity Stamp Co, my solid paper is by Bazzill and the pattern paper by DCWV. My new obsession are flowers and these are by Prima. A while back a local scrapbook store went out of business and I got a bucket of Primas for super cheap! I feel bad to loose awesome local shops but you do have love a bargain.

Don't forget to check out what the My Time To Create Design Team cooked up with week. By looking at the collage above all the creations are super fabulous. So be sure to swing by the following blogs to take a peek and say hello:

Dana G
Dawn Easton
Jennifer
Kristen
Lisa
MacKenzie
Alicia
Odette
Pam
Tracey Cuccia
Kendra

That's it for now!

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Release Day Blog Hop

Who is ready for a new Royal Release? Today is release day and there's lot to see, I'm sure you will find something fun. Be sure to swing by the QKD Store to check out all the new releases and sales going on.

Get ready to check out some of the new releases with the first Royal Release Day Blog Hop! If you came here from Kelly's Blog than you are on the right track if not head over to the QKD blog and start from the beginning. Check out this layout I did using Space Girl from May's release.



I'm late on posting my blog candy winner from THIS post but the winner randomly selected is Michelle!! Congrats Michelle, shoot me your info and I will get your froggie and goodies out soon.

Now don't stop here be sure to hop along to your next stop on this Release Day Blog Hop and stop at the wonderful KellyJean and check out what she has going on.


Thanks for stopping by! Now hop along!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Clear & Simple Button Mania


It's the first Tuesday of the month and that's the time for another Clear & Simple Take the Challenge. This month its BUTTON MANIA! C'mon I know you have hoards and hoards of buttons, pull them out and play along with us.

Here is a layout I did with an awesome new set coming out May 15:


You will also want to check out the new awesome darling called Crop Night Darling, this is the Stamp of the Month and you can get $1.00 off this great set using this special code: DTBlog509.

I also made this simple card using some cool new buttons now available in the CSS store called Bitty Blooms. A friend of mine and fellow DT member, Nikki designed these awesome little "blooms", be sure to check them out HERE.


Come visit in our Paper Craft Planet Forum and play along.


Be sure to swing by the Design Team and see what they cooked up:
CSS Blog
Beth Matson
Jean Beauchamp
Nicole Ritts
Kim Howard, guest designer


Thanks for stopping by!




Till later....


Monday, May 4, 2009

Sparkly Caterpiller from Victoria Case

Check out this cute Caterpillar, I won a prize for a challenge with this card. The challenge was to "bling it on". I used stickles on the caterpillar.




This cute image is by Victoria Case Designs a digi/rubber stamp company. This cute image is a digital image. At first I was hesitant at trying my hand with digis but I was impressed with using one. I thought my Copic markers would not like the ink from my printer but once you hit it with a heat gun it worked fine! One great thing is that you can size the image any way you want which is cool.

Be sure to swing by VCD STORE AND BLOG. There is an awesome prize being offered on their blog so you won't want to miss that big blog candy!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Mothers & Daughters Creations - BLOG ROLL DAY 5

Mother’s Day is a time for us to reflect back on the special women in our lives - mother, grandmother, daughter, mother-in-law, aunt, cousin, mentor friend. Today’s special Mothers and Daughters Traditions Blog Roll challenge is being hosted by Melita on her blog. Join Melita in making a special scrap page to honor and remember a special woman in your life. Visit her blog for some wonderful ideas and a chance to win some blog candy that says traditions. Laurie and Mia have also posted pages on their blogs, so visit them for even more inspiration and more chances to win today’s blog candy!

Then, visit Tamara’s blog for our second challenge of the day. Old family pictures often have a vintage feel and what better way to highlight them than with vintage styled borders, embellishments, mats, and frames. Tamara takes you through the process of making some wonderful designs for your own scrap book and is offering some gorgeous “vintage” style blog candy as well. Need more ideas for vintage themed designs? Check out the samples for this challenge made by Cathy, Leah and Robin.


Here is my special mother's day page which I framed to give to my mom for Mother's Day:




Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mothers & Daughters Creations BLOG ROLL DAY 4

The Mothers and Daughters Traditions Blog Roll continues onto day 4! If you have not checked out all the fun go to the MDC Challenge Blog for the details from each day. Now onto today's fun challenge.

If you are planning on serving Mom, Grandma, or anyone breakfast in bed, why not make that breakfast tray extra special with a quick and easy decoration, or make lunch, brunch or dinner extra special with pretty, hand made table decorations.

Here is a little something I came up with.




Close up:


Cathy, Robin, and Giovana have also made some samples for this challenge. Drop by their blogs for some more great ideas.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge


Saturday means a fabulous challenge from Lauren. In case you have not heard Lauren is mixing it up a bit with different challenges each week, rather than a sketch challenge every week. She even expanded her My Time to Create Design Team. I am honored to still be a part of the fun. Check out the above photo which is an amazing preview of what the team has worked on this week.


With that being said this week is a sketch week :-) Here is her awesome sketch:



The twist is to make a birthday card. Lauren's birthday is on Sunday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAUREN!

Here is my birthday card using images from Clear & Simple Stamps:

Being that I have leaped into alot of scrapbooking lately and I do have to say I love it. I also made a page using this sketch:

Now be sure to check out what the fabulous design team has cooked up for this challenge:

Dana
Lisa
Odette
Jennifer

Pam
Tracey
Kristen
Dawn Easton
Kendra
MacKenzie Bruckler
Maria Levine
Tamara Harder

That's it for now.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 1, 2009

BIG SALE at QUEEN KAT DESIGNS

GO CHECK IT OUT THIS WEEKEND THERE IS A BIG HUGE SALE AT QUEEN KAT DESIGNS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS!



40% off of all QKD stamps
20% off of all Past kits
50% off of all Clearance Items