Friday, July 31, 2009

Adornit Blog Hop

Who is having fun with the Adornit blog hop? Have you started the fun from the beginning? If not you need to hop to the start of this fun amazing hop at the Adornit Blog.

The fun theme for this hop is SUMMER! I decided to use one of Jen's fun sketches from PCP Scrappy Sunday for my project. This fun page uses images from Queen Kat Designs. I decided to pull some fun photos from our summer family trip. I thought the cool bubble background worked well for a "water" effect.

Now you must hop along and go over to the fantastic Michelle Hale as I know for sure she will have something fun and amazing for you, she rocks!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Blog Hop

Welcome to Queen Kat Royal Wednesday and blog hop. If you hopped here from the wonderful Vicki than you are on the right track! If not head back to the QKD blog and start from there.

This week the challenge is to make a box with a summer theme! I decided to give those cute little pizza boxes a try and here is what I came up with:


Now be sure to hop along to your next stop on this fun hop and go to the amazing Kelly, I'm sure she will have some awesome for you to check out.

If you missed any part of this fun hop start at the beginning at the QKD blog. Here is a list of all participating in case you get lost:


QKD: http://qkd.blogspot.com/
Shannon: http://shannonssentiments.blogspot.com/
Jules: http://julietds.blogspot.com/
Penny: http://penny-randomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Tina: http://woodedviews.blogspot.com/
Vicki: http://qksc.blogspot.com/
Maria: http://www.riacreations.blogspot.com/
Kelly: http://www.kellystamps.blogspot.com/
KellyJean: http://dancingwithstamps.blogspot.com/
WIS: http://whimsicalinksorority.blogspot.com/
Jacquie: http://jacquiemakescards.blogspot.com/
Jen: http://www.expressivelyme.blogspot.com/
Andrea: http://www.mystampingheaven.typepad.com/
Victoria: http://eatstampsleeprepeat.blogspot.com/
Lara: http://www.youwantthecookie.blogspot.com/
Anessa: http://alienanessa.wordpress.com/
Helene: http://2amscrapper.blogspot.com/
Nina: http://creatinginsolitude.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....


Sunday, July 26, 2009

SALE: Queen Kat Designs

THE QUEEN KAT MEGA SALE IS STILL IN FULL SWING BE SURE TO HOP OVER TO THE STORE AND CHECK IT OUT YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS AWESOME SUMMER SALE!

35% off of all Paper Packs
35% off of all Grab Bags
25% off of the Special Deal Section
20% off of all QKD Stamps
20% off of all Past Kits
35% off of all Acrylic Blocks


*Stamp Exclusions: Separates line, Mini Sets and ATC Backers
**Scrapbooking kit Exclusions: Royal kitsEVERY order over $25 gets a Grab bag worth at least $13.50 while supplies last (we have lots!)Sale runs from 7/22/09 through 7/31/09 or until everything is gone!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge


This week is template challenge week. Check out the great sneak peek above. I decided to use an oldie but goodie for mine. I used the Recipe Wrap Up template to create a summer travel log. Now of course this was a template/color challenge and I messed up on the color challenge part of it. But just went with the flow. I did use the grey and blue in my creation though so that counts for something right? Anyhow here is the outside of my travel log:


This does of course open up and has pockets inside which I didn't quite have time to finish and photograph. I will try and get more pictures soon for you. My images are from Clear & Simple Stamps. The plan is called "Diva Airline" and the Summer sentiment is from the set called "Summer". I used Microsoft to print out the "Summer Travel Log" title on the bottom.

Be sure to swing by the MTTC Design Team to see what they cooked up this week you won't be disappointed.


Alicia Weiman
Dana Gustafson
Dawn Easton
Jen Tapler
Kendra Wisenbaker
Kristin Bueter
Lauren Meader
Lisa Kind
Mackenzie Bruckler
Odette
Pam Imholz
Tamara Harder

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Blog Hop

Welcome to another fun Royal Wednesday challenge. This week it's a fun inspiration challenge. Here is our inspiration:



If you came from Vicki's blog than you are on the right track if not be sure to start the hop at QKD blog.


Here is the layout that I came up with pulling from the colors and strips in this photo:




This week there is a prize up for grabs. It involves a "hazing" event at the awesome Whimsical Ink Sorority.


2 new word stamp sets to the winner.


It is easy to participate.. all you have to do is:


1. Post the WIS badge on their blog linked to the WIS blog


2. Follow QKD Blog


3. Join our group over at PCP


4. Blog about the hazing event


Winner will be drawn at random.org on July 28th. Entries are welcome until July 27th at midnight PST. Each person must do all 4 steps to be entered into the drawing

When you finishing hopping you will want to be sure to stop by the QKD store for a huge summer sale you won't want to miss!!!


Your next stop on this hop is to the amazing Kelly.


Thanks for stopping by.

Clear & Simple Stamps Sponsors Color Throwdown

This week Clear & Simple Stamps is sponsoring the Color Throwdown challenge!


This week's colors are: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip and Perfect Plum.

For some reason my photo won't load! I will try and fix that but in the meantime I posted the photo over at PCP HERE...

I hope you will come out and play this fun challenge this week. Also come stop by our CSS forum at PCP here: CSS FORUM

Thanks!
Till later...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge



This week I was on vacation so I didn't have time to make something for this week's inspiration challenge but I still wanted to share with you what it is and the wonderful sneak peek butterfly created by fellow DT member Tracey!

Here is this week's inspiration photo:




Be sure to swing on by Lauren's blog for her awesome interpretation of this as well as the other DT members:


Alicia Weiman
Dana Gustafson
Dawn Easton
Jen Tapler
Kendra Wisenbaker
Kristin Bueter
Lauren Meader
Lisa Kind
Mackenzie Bruckler
Odette
Pam Imholz
Tamara Harder

Friday, July 17, 2009

Queen Kat Designs Sale


Starting on Wednesday July 22 through the end of the month Queen Kat Designs will be having an awesome sale! They are clearing out the store and need to make room for some fun new stamps coming August 5th !Also on next Wednesday, July 22nd, they will be releasing at least 2 new stamp sets! These are very special and coordinate well with the new Fantasy line of Mermaids and Fairies! They can also be used with any other QKD stamps.

Also be sure to check out the royal court blog hop for you on that day with some fun and prizes!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Clear & Simple Release Day!


Today is the big SUMMER RELEASE at Clear & Simple Stamps! There are 10 summer sets being released! You won't be disappointed, they all rock! Here is one last thing I made using one of the summer sets called Together.


Be sure to hop over to the CSS Store to check out all the new sets, you are going to want them all!!

The new sets are:

Next swing by the CSS Design team and check out what they have done with these new set, I know they will dazzle you!

New today along with this awesome release are the new Copic Pastel Markers:

The new Copic Sketch Marker colors include:
BV0000 Pale Thistle
V0000 Rose Quartz
RV0000 Evening Primrose
R0000 Pink Beryl
YR0000 Pale Chiffon
Y0000 Yellow Fluorite
YG0000 Lily White
G0000 Crystal Opal
BG0000 Snow Green
B0000 Pale Celestine
C00 Cool Gray
W00 Warm Gray

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later...

Queen Kat Royal Blog Hop

It's Wednesday again and it's time once again for a wonderful Queen Kat Designs Royal Blog hop. Each week the Royal Court is presented with a fun new challenge and this week's challenge
is a great summer color challenge: Yellow, Red, Lime and Orange. If you arrived here from the Victoria's blog than you went on the right track, if not be sure to hop on over to the Queen Kat blog to start the fun from the beginning.


Here is what I did with these fun colors:





Now hop on over to Penny's amazing blog for more Queen Kat inspiration with this color challenge.

That's it for now!


Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Watermelon FUN!


The Clear & Simple Stamps SUMMER RELEASE is almost here!! Have you check out this month's SOTM Template yet? You should it's awesome! Did you see this post of mine using the template? Fun stuff.

If you are looking to play along with the SUMMER TREAT PACK TEMPLATE and want a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the store, all you need to do is:
(1) Download the Summer Treat Pack Template, (2) create your version and (3) leave us a comment on the CSS Blog HERE with a link to your photo by July 15th.

This layout is a fun one using the SOTM called Summer. This set totally rocks!! Mine will see lots of ink with all my summer photos!


Get ready because tomorrow July 15 is the official release day!!!

Till later....

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps SNEAK PEEK

Are you ready for another fun release? Clear & Simple Stamps summer release is this coming Wednesday July 15 and what fun it will be. There will be 10 amazing summer themed sets to be released you won't want to miss it.

My peek for you today is using the upcoming "Together" set. Wait till you see it there are many possibilities. For this creation I used the SOTM template found HERE.. If you are looking to play along with the SUMMER TREAT PACK TEMPLATE and want a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the store, all you need to do is:(1) Download the Summer Treat Pack Template, (2) create your version and (3) leave CSS a comment HERE with a link to your photo by July 15th.

Here is my wedding favor using this month's template:


This is using one of the awesome sentiments from this set. Stay tuned I will have more sneak peeks coming....

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge

Check out this awesome sneak peek at today's My Time To Create Challenge. This week Lauren has given us a color challenge.




I decided to do a layout for this challenge. I tried to pull each color as best I could. My pink is by Papertrey Ink, the brown is by Stampin Up and the Mustard and Grey I had in my stash not sure by whom. I used images from two sets by Clear & Simple Stamps, Flight of the Bee and Summer.


Be sure to swing by the My Time To Create DT to see what they cooked up for this fun color challenge:

Alicia
Jennifer
Kristen
Lisa
MacKenzie
Alicia
Odette
Pam
Tracey Cuccia
Lauren
Dawn

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps SNEAK PEEK



I participated in Jen's Scrappy Sunday Sketch challenge on PCP again this week. I have been loving making all these scrap pages lately and her sketches rock. You can view the sketch here. For this I used stamps from Clear & Simple Stamps and it includes a sneak peek to what is coming for the July release which is on July 15!





For my title I used the "Friend" from the CSS stamp set called Friend. And check out the flowers in the circle that is your sneaky peek of the new "Bloom" set coming on July 15. Let me tell you it's an awesome floral set.

That's it for now.

Till later...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Blog Hop

Welcome to the Queen Kat Royal Wednesday blog hop! If you came from the wonderful Victoria's blog you are on the right track, if not head back to the QKD blog to start from the beginning. This week we are using one of the Queen's awesome fun sketches for our challenge.


Check out this sketch:




Here is what I came up with. I decided to take this card sketch and turn it into a layout and of course I had to flip it.


Now be sure to continue on this awesome hop and head on over to the amazing Andrea, I know she will have a super awesome creation for you.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Clear & Simple Take the Challenge Tuesday



Today is the July Take the Challenge Tuesday with Clear and Simple Stamps. For this month's challenge we are going to sizzle and pop. The challenge is to make something using bold fun colors like bright orange, yellow and red and to add something "pops" to your card, LO or project.

Here is what I came up with for this challenge:


Come join our group at PCP and play along we would love to have you! Be sure to swing by the CSS Design team blogs to see what marvelous things they have come up with for this challenge.

Coming soon some fun sneak peeks to the July CSS release which will be on July 15th! This summer release has some super awesome stuff to be had! You may have already seen the Stamp of the Month which debuted on July 1. You can check it out here.... This month's SOTM comes with a super fun template which is FREE! Yes I said FREE! SO check that out here. If you play along and use this awesome template we would love to see, do share at PCP.

That's all for now.

Till later.....

Monday, July 6, 2009

Featured on PCP!!

TOOT TOOT! I was featured in the PCP weekly newsletter for my Scrappy Sunday layout. Here is my layout. I used the new summer stamps by Clear & Simple Stamps for this fun beach layout.


This was Jen's Scrappy Sunday sketch here.. Thanks to the PCP crew for picking my layout to feature this week!!

That's it for now.

Till later...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!



Happy 4th of July! I hope you have some fun stuff planned today. We have a BBQ and going to see the fireworks at night. Hopefully the weather will be nice.


I made this simple card a long time ago. At one point I was using this cute robot from Queen Kat Designs on all Holiday cards, it was my thing for a period. LOL! I remembered I had him saved and thought it would be fun to share today.


You will want to swing by the QKD store and check out all the new releases. Here is is a layout I did using the new teddybear. This photo was from my son's first valentine's day where he was playing with the teddy bear my husband bought his sister. However, it really does fall into the 4th of July theme though. HA! I tried pulling the red and blue from his clothes.



That's it for now.



Have a safe and fun holiday!


Till later...


Friday, July 3, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover


It's Friday's Unity Hip Hop Hangover. I made this layout the other day for the Unity Addicts challenge.
This week the challenge was to use Red, White and Blue. So I pulled this photo of my little ones from their first 4th of July. I heat embossed the hearts and the journaling block.
Come join us each Wednesday in the Unity forum at SCS for a new Unity Addicts Challenge. We are on our 41 week of challenges! I can't believe it! Fun stuff.
I hope everyone has a safe and Happy 4th of July.
Till later...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Check out my previous post HERE regarding the SOTM release!
Download the FREE SOTM template and play along for a chance to win a
gift certificate from CSS!! Check out the details on the CSS BLOG.

Queen Kat Royal Release Day Blog Hop

Today is the Royal Release for Queen Kat Designs. Lots of new stuff in the castle with a fun royal court blog hop. If you just came from the fabulous Penny's blog you are on the right track, if not head back to the Queen Kat blog to start this awesome release day hop.

One of the new sets is a great teddy bear set here is a layout I created using him:

We are going to a wedding this month so Kaitlyn got a really nice pink dress and Tyler needed a suit so I found a tuxedo that was so affordable I had to grab it. This was our "dress rehearsal" so I had to take a picture.

This teddy bear set is rockin for little kids layouts! I didn't even color them, I just stamped and cut out of pattern paper and I think that it works great.


Here is another one:





YOUR NEXT STOP ON THIS HOP IS THE AMAZING TINA, SO CARRY ON.


That's it for now!


Till later.....



Clear & Simple Stamps - Stamp of the Month Release



It's July 1 and that means the Stamp of the Month release at Clear & Simple Stamps. This month's stamp set ROCKS! Along with the SOTM release it's also the monthly template release and this month's treat pack is soo cute! I made a few things to share using it.



This great template FOUND HERE is small but perfect for a little gift or treat for someone. It comes with dividers so you can hold 4 of those water bottle single serve drinks as I did below

I made mine a double and created two of the templates and stuck them together, so on the backside I included some jelly belly jelly beans in a cute little cello bag with a bag topper.
This project used the new Summer set which is the SOTM and a must have. I promise I will have more fun using this set soon! I created my own pattern paper with this set and colored in with copics. I then added some stickles for the bling.


Be sure to run over to the Clear & Simple store to check it out. Be sure to use discount code DTBLOG709 to get $1.00 off this great set.


Did you know that CSS sells Copic Markers now? OH YES and they offer great bundles with the SOTM. The Copic Marker Bundle with the SOTM is $26 - that's a $15 stamp set and $15 Copic Marker Trio set combined at a $4 reduction in price - you won't find a better bundle anywhere!

Be sure to come on over to our forum at
PCP and play along with the template we will love to see what you cook up!

Thanks for stopping by!