Saturday, August 29, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps SNEAK PEEK


Get ready because this Tuesday September 1 is the release of the Clear & Simple Stamps September Stamp of the Month and template! This month's set and template is awesome you are going to love it.

Here is a fun sneak preview of what is coming.....


That's it for now.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, August 28, 2009

Gina K Scrappy Pages

I have a scrappy page I made using "Sporty Accessories" by Melanie from Gina K Designs stamps to share. Each week at Stamp TV there are a bunch of fun sketches and I have been having fun using Gina's stamps in my scrapbook pages.


Funny story about this page.... I stamped the balls around the edge had the page all set and almost done when I looked at the balls and thought they looked funny for a baseball, only to realize I used the tennis ball! LOL! I had to get that layer off and do it over. These are some photos to a small ballpark we went to recently. It's an independent league team not MLB, but do I have more photos from a MLB ballpark to scrap soon as well.

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday Blog Hop

I hope that you are enjoying this Queen Kat Royal Wednesday and Royal Court blog hop! If you arrived here from the wonderful Queen Kat herself Vicki than you are on the right track, if not head back to the QKD blog and get started from the beginning.

This week our challenge is a super cool inspiration challenge. Royal court member KellyJean found this awesome photo for our inspiration this week:



Isn't this a gorgeous table right and right by the water! Such a fun summer image to me. Are you ready for a fun royal court hop to see how they were inspired by this beautiful photo?



Here is what I came up with pulling from the "summer" theme and colors. I used this week's sketch challenge at PCP here.




So get hopping and head on over to the wonderful Kelly.

To help keep you on track with the hop this is our order this week:

QKD blog
Shannon's blog
Jules' blog
Penny's blog
Tina's blog
Vicki's blog
Maria's blog
Kelly's blog
Kelly Jean's blog
WIS blog
Bev (SG's) blog
Andrea's blog
Victoria's blog
Lara's blog
Anessa's blog
Helene's blog
Alex's blog
The Store

I hope that you can join us on this fun hop this week. So get on hopping over to Kelly's blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge

This week the theme for Lauren's My Time To Create TEMPLATE challenge is to use a back to school theme.

I had a busy week and did not get a chance to make something new using this fun theme. But I did use the Milk Maid Timeless Template not too long ago to make a quick gift card holder.

It was the night before I was meeting a friend for lunch and had gift cards for her daughters for their birthday. I wanted something cool to put it in so off I went to print the template and get crackin. Of course it was late (I know no excuses) so I didn't have much time and decided to keep it really simple.



Sorry my picture is not that great, remember I was in a rush with this one. Normally I would take alot more time with something like this. But I thought it was fun to post because it shows how simple these templates can be. Piece them together had some pattern paper and an embellishment and you have something cool to present your gift in. I didn't use the milk maid holder because I had 2 gift cards for 2 girls so I just went with the containers.


So be sure to hop on over to the other gals on the DT as I am sure they followed the rules and did something super awesome with the Back To School theme!

Lauren Meader
Alicia Weiman
Dana Gustafson
Jen Tapler
Kendra Wisenbaker
Kristin Bueter
Mackenzie Bruckler
Odette
Tamara Harder


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Twilight Challenge

Cammie one of the DT members of Gina K is hosting a fun challenge on her blog and on Stamp TV. It is a Twilight inspired one, basically to use one of the covers of the Twilight series books as inspiration. I pretty much went with the black and red colors.


I used the roses from "A Year of Flowers" set and the sentiment from "Whatever Floats Your Boat" set. The pattern paper is by Cosmo Cricket. This photo is so old I scanned the original to use it. I think it was when DH and I were in college and went to a formal dance! LOL! But I remembered I had this picture and me in the red dress and thought it was perfect for this challenge!

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Blog Hop


Welcome to another Queen Kat Royal Wednesday blog hop! If you came from the fantastic Vicki the queen herself than you are on the right track. If not head back to the QKD blog to start the hop at the top.

Before we get this party started have you seen there is a Royal Court Design team as well as a WIS Design Team call going on? C'mon down for these calls, now is your chance to be a part of the Queen's Royalty or a sister in the Whimsical Ink Sorority.

Now onto our challenge this week. We have a fun color challenge of Pink and Teal this week.

Here is what I came up with this week:




To help keep you on track with the hop this is our order this week:

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: www.kellystamps.blogspot.com
KellyJean: http://dancingwithstamps.blogspot.com
WIS: http://whimsicalinksorority.blogspot.com
Bev (SG) http://getcreativesg.blogspot.com
Andrea: www.mystampingheaven.typepad.com
Victoria: http://eatstampsleeprepeat.blogspot.com/
Lara: www.youwantthecookie.blogspot.com
Anessa: http://alienanessa.wordpress.com
Helene: http://2amscrapper.blogspot.com/
nina: http://creatinginsolitude.blogspot.com
QKD: http://qkd.blogspot.com/

Now to get started be sure to hop on over to the wonderful Kelly.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps 2 Sketches 4 You....

This week Clear & Simple Stamps is the sponsor for 2 Sketches 4 You. Check out this awesome sketch:



Here is what I did using the Make A Wish set by Clear & Simple Stamps:



Be sure to swing by the CSS store for lots of new stuff as the August "School Days Collection" was just released on Saturday. Check out my post from Saturday HERE with details.



That's it for now!


Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Clear & Simple "School Days" Release

Today is the big "School Days Collection" release! This month there are 12 YES 12 new sets!


DO YOU LOVE ALL THE SETS (you will!):


Here is something I made with the new Autumn Sentiments set:


Be sure to hop on over to the Clear & Simple Store to check out all the new releases. You will also want to visit the Design Team members as I know they will have something fun to share with you.

Also for more Autumn Sentiments inspiration check out my previous post today which is for a fun color challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....


My Time To Create Challenge

This week we have a fun color challenge. Check out this fun butterfly!


Here is what I came up with:


This is using an image from the newly released (today actually) Autumn Sentiments set by Clear & Simple Stamps. Today is the big "School Days Collection" release. Be sure to swing by my post above for some more inspiration for this release.

Next you will want to stop at the My Time To Create Design team blogs to see what they did with this fun color challenge:

Lauren Meader
Alicia Weiman
Dana Gustafson
Jen Tapler
Kendra Wisenbaker
Kristin Bueter
Mackenzie Bruckler
Odette
Tamara Harder


Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Queen Kat Designs DESIGN TEAM CALL

Come one come all and apply to be a part of the Queens Royal Court.

Queen Kat Designs is having a design team call.

Check out the details HERE...

Gina K Stamp TV Challenges

Have you check out Stamp TV? It's a fun site on Ning set up by Gina K. Gina has some fun videos, chatting and lots of challenges. You know I love a challenge so I try and participate in some there mostly the scrapbook challenges lately.

I participated last week in Theresa's scrapbook challenge with this page:


I used the "Whatever Floats Your Boat" set. I stamped and colored the cute turtle and cut him out. The sentiment around the edges is also in this set. I thought using 3 photos of my son at different ages was a fun idea. These are birth, year old and the batman chair one is the most recent and he's 3 now.

Anyhow! I won the challenge this week which is fun so I get a Gina K stamp set! Thanks to Gina and Stamp TV! That was my fun news for this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later.....



Thursday, August 13, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps SNEAK PEEK


Are you ready for another fun release by Clear & Simple Stamps? This Saturday August 15 is the day of the School Days Release! Some new fun sets to be had.

Here is a new sneak peek at what is coming:


The sentiments I used on this fall layout are from a new set coming called "Autumn Sentiments".

Come join us at our PCP forum perhaps you will find some more sneak peeks and fun!!
Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome back to Queen Kat Royal Wednesday! If you came from Vicki's blog you are on the right track, if not hop on over to the QKD blog to start the hop. I hope you enjoyed last week's new release and picked up a few new awesome stamps. After you go on this fun blog hop you will want to be sure to swing by the QKD store for some awesome deals going on:

Current QKD Sales:

55% off of all Clearance items
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 kits

EVERY order over $25 gets a Grab bag worth at least $13.50 while supplies last (we have lots!)

Sale runs from 7/29/09 through 8/15/09 or until everything is gone!

Now onto this week's challenge and it to use one of the Queen's awesome sketches:




Here is what I cooked up for this sketch challenge:




Now get ready because I know the Royal Court has some awesome takes on this sketch and will knock your socks off!

In case you get lost along the way here is a list of the Royal Court Hop participates this week:

QKD: http://qkd.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: www.kellystamps.blogspot.com
KellyJean: http://dancingwithstamps.blogspot.com
WIS: http://whimsicalinksorority.blogspot.com
Jacquie: http://jacquiemakescards.blogspot.com
Jen: www.expressivelyme.blogspot.com
Bev (SG) http://getcreativesg.blogspot.com
Andrea: www.mystampingheaven.typepad.com
Victoria: http://eatstampsleeprepeat.blogspot.com/
Lara: www.youwantthecookie.blogspot.com
Anessa: http://alienanessa.wordpress.com
Helene: http://2amscrapper.blogspot.com/
QKD Store: http://katstamps.com/store

YOUR NEXT STOP IS KELLY.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Take the Challenge Tuesday - Sketch Time and Sneaky Peek

Welcome to another fun Take the Challenge Tuesday with the Clear & Simple Stamps Design Team. If you are just hearing about TTC we have a new challenge at the beginning of each month. This month we have a sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:



Here is what I did with this sketch. This awesome image is a sneak peek at a set to be released this Saturday August 15. This is a very nice elegant floral set with some awesome sentiments and images.


Be sure to swing by the blogs of the CSS Design Team to check out what they did with this sketch. If you play along we would love to see what you do be sure to head on over to our PCP forum and share your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fun Retro Clear & Simple Stamps

I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Can you believe it's already August 9?
I wanted to share this card I made with the fun Diva Airlines set by Clear & Simple Stamps. I had some fun travel papers from my collection of scrapbook papers from the Target dollar spot.

I used some of the fun sentiments in my background. The flowers are Prima flowers. Pretty simple.
Be sure to stay tuned this week for some sneak peeks as Clear & Simple Stamps will be releasing some fun new sets this Saturday August 15!


Thanks for stopping by!



Till Later...

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My Time To Create

This week the My Time To Create challenge is an inspiration challenge. Check out this great picture:


First I admit I took this as a color challenge and tried to use the 4 awesome colors in the circles. Then I went to grab the image to post here and had an "ah ha" moment! In my defense I had a busy week and went out last night which was a blast so I just finished my creation at 11:30pm Friday night! LOL!

Here is what I did I created a layout trying to incorporate those 4 colors and I used a great sketch by Amber from the Unity DT. You can check it out here in the Unity SCS forum.



Be sure to check out what the DT cooked up:


Lauren Meader
Alicia Weiman
Dana Gustafson
Jen Tapler
Kendra Wisenbaker
Kristin Bueter
Mackenzie Bruckler
Odette
Tamara Harder

Here is some super fun news. Each week 5 participates will be chosen by Lauren in a new feature called My Time To Shine!

Here are this week's featured stampers:

Alicia
Georgia
Kathryn
Nicki
Jay_Bee

Be sure to swing by and check out their awesome creations!

That's it for now, have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Release Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Queen Kat Designs Release Day Blog Hop! There are some fun awesome sets to check out in the QKD Store this month! If you came from the wonderful Vicki's blog then you are on the right track, if not be sure to start the hop at the QKD Blog.
This month I got to play with a fun new autumn set called Harvest Time check out these layouts I did using this new set!

Here is a fun layout I made using one of last year Halloween photos.



This next layout is a fun fall layout .



Now you need to hop on this fun Royal release Day Blog hop your next stop on this hop is to the wonderful Kelly.

Thanks for stopping by!

Now hop along!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Queen Kat Release Sneak Peek

Coming this Wednesday is a new release from Queen Kat Designs. Some new fun sets are to be had for sure!


Here is a little peek at what is to come:


Check out those "leaves" on my page....

Come join us at PCP in the QKD forum and be sure to check out the QKD blog for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Adornit Blog Hop is Here.

Clear & Simple Stamps - Stamp of the Month Release -- Post 2


Get Ready for Back to School with the new Stamp of the Month by Clear & Simple stamps.

You will always remember that one teacher who made a lasting impression on you. It really is true when they say "to teach is to touch lives forever". Enjoy creating with the newest Darling to join the CSS collection - A+ Darling.

Use this coupon code: DTBlog809 to receive $1.00 off of this awesome new set. Also this month CSS is offering a fun Copic Bundle to coordinate with the A+ Darling. Copic Trio Bundle: Red 2 (R20, R24, R29)

Next you will want to check out the fun free template being offered this month by CSS to also coordinate with this fun release. It's an apple basket! It's the size that will fit one nice sized apple perfect for a teachers gift. But other than using the basket for apples the possibilities are endless. GO HERE to get your apple basket template. I hope you will take some time to play with this basket and if you do you must share with us in our PCP FORUM. Everyone would love to see what you come up with.

Here is what I did with the apple basket I had fall on my mind when I put this together.




Check out the handle doesn't that look so cute? Let me tell you this handle is actually a really cute wooden handle which I covered with some fun fall ribbon to match. But CSS will be carrying these fun handles in the store HERE as well to coordinate with the apple basket.


Be sure to swing by the entire design team for some more wonderful samples of the apple basket and SOTM. The whole team is listed here CSS DESIGN TEAM.

Be sure to see my first post below this one for today. It also includes a fun CSS set and is for the My Time To Create challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


Till later...


My Time To Create Challenge - Post 1 today

This week Lauren has given us a fantastic sketch for the My Time To Create Challenge.






Here is what I came up with:

The images I used are from the awesome set called Diva Air. Be sure to check out my next post today for a new release from Clear & Simple Stamps.

Be sure to swing by the My Time To Create design team to see what the others did with this fun sketch!

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

Thanks for stopping by!