Monday, June 29, 2009

CPS sketch with CSS


I made this cute card which makes a great money holder using this week's sketch at CPS. You can see the sketch here.
I used a pattern paper by Bo Bunny and my background solid is Stampin Up. This is a "preview" of a great new set coming up soon by Clear & Simple Stamps.
Get ready because the stamp of the month by CSS will be released this Wednesday and I have to tell you it is AWESOME!
More on that this Wednesday July 1 so stay tuned! In the meantime come visit us in our PCP forum.
Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....
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Saturday, June 27, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge



This week's My Time To Create Challenge is a color challenge. The colors are brown, mustard, green and terracotta and what perfect colors to use with the new Weiman Ranglers by Pink Cat Studio. You may have read the story about Cowboy Ethan, here is my post and you can read more on Alicia's (Ethan's mom) blog here.


For my challenge I used Cowgirl Ava.




Be sure to swing by the My Time To Create Challenge team to see what they cooked up for this challenge:

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

Pam

Thanks it for now.

Thanks for stopping by.

Till later...




Wednesday, June 24, 2009

VIctoria Case Color Challenge

I couldn't resist taking the Victoria Case color challenge this week. The color challenge is to use liliac, chocolate and ivory. You can read more about the Victoria Case challenges on their challenge blog.

Here is what I created using on of the monsters which are adorable monsters I might add.


That's it for now.

Thanks for stopping by.


Queen Kat Royal Wedneday



It's Wednesday again and you know what that means, it's the Queen Kat Royal Wednesday Blog Hop! Get ready for a fun hop "VINTAGE" royal hop this week. That's right the challenge to the Royal Court was to making something vintage. Basically using the theme what vintage means to you. Is it a specific image, colors or design? Get ready because I know the Royal Court will knock your socks off.
If you came here from Queen Kat herself Vicki then you are on the right track. If not be sure to swing back to the QKD blog to start this awesome hop you won't want to miss a beat.

For this challenge my first thought is the sepia tone. You know the brown colors that are sort of "old-fashioned"? Did you ever take those antique photos at a carnival or fair? Where you dress up in old time clothes and they take your picture and it's printed in the sepia color? That's exactly the direction I went in, well minus the funny clothes. I altered a photo of my kids from almost 2 years ago and changed it to the sepia tone in my photo editing software. I pulled out some vintage type paper and my Timmy Holtz ink pads, here is what I came up with:


You can find all the images I used to stamp with, the background script, the sentiment on the photo and the libarary tag in the Queen Kat store and this is the perfect time to pick some up with a huge 35% off sale going on until June 29!
Now carry on and hop along to Andrea's blog for another one of her awesome vintage creations, you won't be disappointed!

Thanks for hopping with us today!


Till later..


Monday, June 22, 2009

Here's To You Cowboy Ethan!


You may have seen my post HERE regarding this sweet little boy named Ethan. This brave little cowboy lost his battle with Neuroblastoma on June 12.

The following was written by Ethan's mom Alicia Weiman:

"Ethan was “the bestest boy ever” - sweet, lovable, witty, smart, and a true cowboy through and through. Ethan loved to be outside with his horse, Questions, and his “little ass”, Ranger. Ethan was a sharp dresser and always wore a button down shirt, blue jeans, “seat” belt, cowboy boots, and his black cowboy hat. Ethan always had a smile on his face and could bring a smile to all of those around. Ethan enjoyed many things during his short life here on earth - legos, riding the bus and going to school, swimming, watching cartoons and movies, playing the guitar and harmonica, playing dress up, going for bike rides and walks to the winery, hanging out with his friends, reading books, Casey’s taco pizza, and just loving life. Ethan was only here for a short time, but he touched the lives of many. May God Bless our Cowboy E!"

The lovely Lauren Meader teamed up with the fabulous Melissa Rodger of Pink Cat Studio to create a digital stamp set to honor Cowboy Ethan, called The Weiman Wranglers. All proceeds to this awesome set will go to the Make A Wish Foundation of Illinois. BE SURE TO RUN OVER TO THE PINK CAT STUDIO STORE TO CHECK IT OUT! IT IS TRULY FABULOUS!

Lauren's My Time To Create Design Team was honored when Melissa asked us to create some things using the new sets. These images are adorable!!

Here are a few things I made:





Be sure to swing by the My Time To Create DT to check out all the fabulous things they did with the Weiman Wranglers:


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

Tamara

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, June 20, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge


This week for Lauren's My Time To Create Challenge is to use one of her Timeless Templates. I picked one of her new ones from the June release called Pack a Picnic. I had so much fun putting this together.

Part of the challenge was to make our own pattern paper, so I used some fun stuff by Clear & Simple Stamps and came up with this fun box:



Here is what I put inside:


I was trying to find some cool watermelon themed items at Wal-mart such as a dishtowel, washcloth or something of the sort but had no luck. In the end I think the candle and the sponge work ok. I might give this to a friend for her birthday as part of a gift.

Another view:





And a close up, can you tell I really enjoyed this one:


Be sure to swing by the My Time To Create Design Team to see what they may have cooked up for this challenge:


Lauren
D
ana G
Jennifer
Kristen
Lisa
MacKenzie
Pam
Tracey Cuccia

Well that's it for now.


Thanks for stopping by.



Thursday, June 18, 2009

Queen Kat Is having a HUGE SALE

It's time to go shop at the Castle! BIG SALE GOING ON!
ALL Stamps are 35% off and 50% off all clearance items.
NOW IS THE TIME TO GET YOUR QKD Stamps!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hanna Stamps Guest Designer Call Submission

Hanna Stamps is currently having a call for some guest designers to fill slots over the next few months. I have loved Hanna for a long time, so I decided I had to give it a try. One (of the many) Riley's I have is the Garden Riley and I had a fun little idea for him. I made two things (although they could go together), one is an Apron Card and the second a fun little garden gift basket.


Garden Riley Apron Card:




Garden Riley Floral Fun Garden Gift Set:


I had alot of fun making these guys, especially with the orange and green colors. I colored Riley with Copic Markers. The apron card has a pocket in the back where you can store something fun. I have had the apron card template for many years now and I don't know what site I originally got it from. But I do remember way back when it was popular and I used to make them ALL the time. I figured for this fun garden project it would be awesome.

That's it for now.

Till later.....

Clear & Simple Release Day!



Today is the day! The June Clear & Simple Stamps release! You won't want to miss all the awesome new sets being released. Hop over to the CSS store to check it all out!


I have another fun sample to share with you. This is from the Real Estate Darling set and shows how you can use this set for other than for real estate.



I combined the new Real Estate Darling with Banner of News.

Not only is today a big release day but also the announcement of the new design team members! I'm so excited to share with the new wonderful ladies that will be joining the Clear & Simple Design team


Erin Bigler
Robyn Weatherspoon
Jen Tapler
Neva McMullen
Kim Howard
Sue Berker

That's it for now! Now hop over to check out the 7 new sets being released!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fundraiser for the Weinman Family


I don't know how to even say what I want to say for this post because it puts me to tears typing. A fellow DT member Alicia Weinman lost her little boy this past Friday. This adorable "cowboy" had been fighting neuroblastoma cancer for 2 years. As Alicia says in her Caringbridge Journal "heaven gained the greatest little boy ever!". May god bless Ethan in heaven.

Alicia is a fellow DT member of Lauren Meader's weekly challenge team and together we wanted to do something for the family. We have all decided to make donations to the family. In lieu of flowers the family asked for balloons for the service something which Ethan simply loved. I have set up a donation link on my sidebar if anyone would like to make a donation to the family.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Who is ready for the next Clear & Simple Stamps release? This Monday June 15 to be exact. This month's release theme is called the "At Home Collection". You won't want to miss the fun new sets that are coming.

Who is ready for a little sneaky peek?





I thought it would be fun to make a little card for a bottle of wine as a new home gift. Here is a close up:

This is a fun new sentiment in the set to be released called Realtor Darling. This is fun stuff especially if you are buying or selling a home or if you are in the real estate business.

Till later.....

Friday, June 12, 2009

Clear & Simple Sneak Peek

The next Clear & Simple Stamps release is just around the corner, this Monday June 15 to be exact. This month's release theme is called the "At Home Collection".

Who is ready for a little sneaky peek?


This is a fun new sentiment in the set to be released called Realtor Darling. This is fun stuff especially if you are buying or selling a home or if you are in the real estate business.

Be sure to swing on by the CSS store and check out the new releases on Monday. Also check out the Stamp of the Month - "Delivery Gent".

Be sure to swing by again tomorrow night for another peek at the new releases!

Till later.....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Clear & Simple - At Home Collection


The next Clear & Simple Stamps release is just around the corner, this monday June 15 to be exact. This month's release theme is called the "At Home Collection".
Get ready because I will start previewing stuff from this new release.
Till later....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009



Welcome to the Queen Kat Royal Wednesday blog hop. In case this is the first time you are joining us, each week the Design Team has a challenge and with that we do a fun blog hop. If you arrived her via the wonderful Jacquie than you are on the right track, if not be sure to start at the top of the hop at the QKD Blog.


This week our challenge is Summertime Fun. The challenge is to make a card or layout based on what summer means to you. Anything fun and summery will do! My layout is based on one of Vicki's sketches and was the sketch for a sketch challenge not too long ago. Check out the sketch here. Now remember these are originally meant to be card sketches, but who follows those rules! Here is my creation:


Be sure to continue on the hop for some awesome fun inspiration from the Royal Court. Your next stop is the fabulous Penny.

Hop along! I hope that you will play with us. Be sure to swing by our forum at PCP. And the great sale going on at the Castle, 40% off stamps and 50% off clearance items.


Thanks!



Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Unity Addicts Challenge

Every Wednesday the "Unity Addicts" get together for a fun challenge. This week we have a challenge from Lori and it's a summer themed one. I decided to use Beach Days and Sun Rays.


Here is a tag I came up with:


Come play with us at SCS.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Vicki!

Happy Birthday Vicki!!

Today is the Queen's Birthday, that is Vicki of Queen Kat Designs! The design team got together to do a little birthday blog hop for Vicki! If you are coming from Penny's blog you are on the right track for this Birthday celebration! If not be sure to start at the QKD blog.



Your next stop on this Birthday Blog Hop is Shannon! So be sure to continue on!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps - BLOG FOR THE CURE

Today is a big event called "CROP FOR THE CURE 2009". It's a full day crop based out of Canada to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. You can read all about it HERE. Clear & Simple Stamps joined in to help out as a sponsor and created some limited edition sets for the event.


In addition it's the Clear & Simple Stamps BLOG HOP FOR A CURE! If you are coming to me from the Clear & Simple Stamps blog then you are on your way for some inspirational goodness from the entire CSS Design Team!


Here are some things I cooked up with the limited release sets:












Now here is your chance to win some CSS goodies! For this event Clear & Simple Released some awesome digi papers.


What you need to do for a chance to win the new Awareness Darling Stamp set as well as a surprise pack of goodies is first download the new digi papers HERE. With that now go on and create your own ATC, Tag or Card Candy using the papers. You can use other stamps sets but your focus should be the use of the papers. Then leave a comment here with the link to your project. This will give you a chance to win the limited edition series created for this event only. If you also upload your creation to either Splitcoast or Paper Craft Planet by 9PM Sunday June 7th at 9pm using the tag/keyword: CSSFTC09, you will have a chance to win the grand prize which is the Awareness Darling, Limited Edition sets and an embellishment goodie pack. Good luck!


So now it's time to HOP ALONG TO YOUR NEXT STOP ON THE BLOG HOP AND HOP ON OVER TO KIM'S BLOG.



Thanks for stopping by.



Till later....

My Time To Create Challenge


It's Saturday and it's another one of Lauren's My Time To Create Challenge.

This week we have an awesome sketch challenge. As you my know Lauren has switched things up a bit and not every week is a sketch.


Here is the sketch:







Here is what I came up with:






This uses the super cute set Sweet Tooth by Clear & Simple Stamps. My solid papers are Bazzill and pattern papers DCWV. I added stickles to the gumballs and used dew drops.





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....












Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Blog Hop for the Cure is COMING


Get ready because this Saturday June 6th is the big event. Be sure to stay tuned and check in with the Clear & Simple Stamps blog to get started on the big blog hop first thing Saturday morning!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Release Day Blog Hop

It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means a Queen Kat Designs release and big blog hop! If you are coming to me from Penny's blog than you are on the right track! There will be lots of Queen Kat goodness to check out. If you did not come from Penny's blog than you need to head back over to the Queen Kat Blog where all the fun begins!

Here is some summer fun from Queen Kat designs:



The cute sandals on the left are from one of the new sets being released today called Beach Essentials. This set will be "essential" to add to your collection.

Here is a card I made with this set as well doesn't this drink look yummy? I love glitter and bling so I colored it with Copics and added Stickles to the lemon and the inside.


Now the party continues on. Your next stop on this journey is to TINA'S BLOG. SO GET HOPPING!



Thanks for stopping by.



Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Clear & Simple Take the Challenge


This month's Take the Challenge is called Hey Mister! It's time to discover your masculine side with stamping. We tend to lean more toward making cards and projects that are typically feminine, so for this month's challenge let's go masculine.

With Father's Day approaching, this would be a great time to work on a masculine card or gift. It may be for your father, husband, or any important man in your life. Be creative and let's see if you can get in touch with your masculine side this month.
Here is what I came up with using the Clear & Simple Stamps set called Believe in Words I:




I hope that you will come and play along with us. Be sure to swing by the CSS forum at Paper Craft Planet!

Don't forget that the DESIGN TEAM CALL for CLEAR & SIMPLE STAMPS ends on JUNE 8 so be sure to get your submission in soon! CLICK HERE for all the details!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps SOTM!



Happy June everyone! The first of the month brings forth a new stamp of the month for Clear & Simple Stamps. How many times have you waited very "patiently" for that brown truck to arrive with new stamping goodness. Very often and NEVER patiently right?

This month's SOTM by CSS is Delivery Gent. A fun new "brown truck style" stamp set. You can view the full set HERE. BUT wait there's more! Did you know CSS carries Copic Markers? If not you have to check them out HERE! You can get 3 copics with your delivery gent as a product package, check them HERE.
Sue Berker Clear & Simple Stamps Guest Designer of the month has created a super cool template to go along with this fun new set. Check it out here. Be sure to swing by Sue's blog as she has posted an awesome tutorial!
Stop back tomorrow for a new fun CSS: Take the Challenge!
You also have until June 8 to submit to the Clear & Simple Stamps design team call.

Till later..