Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Blog Hop

Here we are Wednesday again and time for another Queen Kat Royal Wednesday and Royal Court Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Vicki's blog then you are on the right track, if not head over to the QKD blog to get started from the beginning. This week's challenge is to alter a frame, any type of frame will do. Get ready because I'm sure the court will knock your socks off.

Here is what I came up with for this challenge:




Now be sure to get started with this hop and head over to the wonderful Kelly.



In case you get lost here is list of the hop participants 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
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
Alex: http://www.paperandstring.blogspot.com/
Meredith: www.papercanteen.com
Linda: http://linda-scrap-atc.blogspot.com
Nancy: http://craftynancy.blogspot.com
Anita:
http://happypapercrafthappenings.blogspot.com


That's it for now!

Till later...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Stamp TV 3D September Challenge

The September 3D challenge at Stamp TV (Gina K Designs forum) is to alter a notebook. I recently picked up some small spiral notebooks at Michael's in the dollar spot. This notebook measures 5.5 x 5.5 . I'm thinking it would be the perfect little companion to my stamping desk where I can keep note of techniques.

There are so many techniques out there I never remember them all when I sit down to create. And Gina K has so many posted at Stamp TV it's fun.

Here is my notebook:



I used Gina K's butterfly set called Take Flight and I used pattern paper by Memory Box. I love butterfly images they are so awesome to use.

That's it for now!

Till later....

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Gina K - Stamp TV challenges

I have been loving the challenges over at Stamp TV. Last week I participated in Gina's challenge called Double Duty. This challenge was to pick one Gina K set and use that to make a card as well as a layout. I picked Fruitful Harvest and used the apple from it.

Here is my layout:



Here is a close up of the apples:



Next up is the card I made using the same apple. For this one I glittered it up with stickles.

That's it for now.

Till later....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Blog Hop

It's Wednesday again and time for another Queen Kat Royal Wednesday blog hop. If you came here from Tina's blog than you are on the right track, if not head back to the QKD blog to start from the beginning. This week we have an inspiration challenge for you. Check out this beautiful room:


I saw the orange colors and went with a fall theme with a orange base.



Here is a close up of the leaves:



Be sure to check out today's Royal Hop and see what is it about this room that inspired the Royal Court, I'm sure each royal court member will have their own unique take.

Here is a list of who is hopping this week just in case you get lost you can always come back here.

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
Maria:
http://www.riacreations.blogspot.com/
Kelly:
www.kellystamps.blogspot.com
KellyJean:
http://dancingwithstamps.blogspot.com
WIS:
http://whimsicalinksorority.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
Alex:
http://www.paperandstring.blogspot.com/
Meredith:
www.papercanteen.com
Linda:
http://linda-scrap-atc.blogspot.com
Nancy:
http://craftynancy.blogspot.com
Anita:
http://happypapercrafthappenings.blogspot.com/



So get ready and hop along to your first stop on this fun hop
Kelly.


Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 18, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge



Today we have a color challenge with Lauren and the My Time To Create girls.




I went with a layout using a sketch over at Stamp Tv for one of their fun challenges.





Closeup:


Check out what the team did for this challenge:



Lauren Meader
Alicia
Dana G
Jennifer
Kendra
Kristen
Lisa
MacKenzie
Maria
Odette
Pam
Tamara Harder
Tracey Cuccia

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Gina K - Stamp TV challenges

This layout was from last week's Stamp TV (Gina K) challenge. It was a fun sketch challenge. I used Melanie's A Year of Flowers.




Here is a close up of the quote and flowers:

Be sure to swing by Stamp TV and check out the fun challenges that have. This week they have been having some fun blog hops with the design team and guest designers.

That's it for now.

Till later....

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's Playtime - Clear & Simple Stamps Release



Today is the day of the September release at Clear & Simple Stamps. This month's release is the Playtime Collection. You are going to love this release

Check out this list:
Get in Gear
Oh Boy
Naptime
Your Best Shot
Pumpkin Patch
Bewitched
Harvest
Holiday Defined II
O' Tree
Alpha Modern
Bitty Alpha Modern

Dots and Lines


I had the honor of working with the Stamp of the Month Get in Gear. Here is one fun one that I made:



Be sure to swing by the CSS Design teams blogs to see these great sets in action!

That's it for now! Now hop on over to the CSS STORE!

Later.....

Monday, September 14, 2009

Glittery Fun

I love using glitter, well mostly Stickles! A while ago I glittered up this tee shirt from Gina K's Little Tee's set by Melanie. I didn't do anything with it, not sure why but finally I decided I had to use because it was so cool! Here is my layout:


This is a picture of my little girl when she was about 6 months. I stamped the t-shirt and diva on acetate. Once dry I turned it over and used my stickles to "color" the t-shirt. Be sure to let the stickles dry for a while. I usually do these things at night and let dry overnight.

Here are some close ups so you can see the glitter and the dimension. I used my nesties to cut the frame and used pop dots to create the "box" look.








Thanks for stopping by!

Till later...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cafe Mojo Challenge

The new Cafe Mojo challenge is up and this week the challenge is to scrapbook about your new daily routine! How do you fit it all in? What has been the biggest change for your family? How long did it take or do you think it will take to transition smoothly? Show us anything you want about your new routine!


I went with the school theme. This year my little ones started preschool so this is a big event for them as well as myself. Here is what I came up with using images from Unity Stamp Co. My sketch is this week's sketch from 52 Sketches.


That's it for now.

Till later.....

Sweet Sunday Challenge

This week Clear & Simple Stamps is sponsoring the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.


Check out this fun sketch :


So of course I HAD to take this sketch and turn it into a layout. I used CSS Get in Gear which is this month's Stamp of the Month.



Here is a close up of the fun little "Get In Gear" robots:
Here is a close up of my layers. I love adding dimension to everything!
I hope that you will play along with Karen's sketch this week! If you do you will be entered to win a $15 gift certificate to the Clear & Simple Store.

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge

Welcome to another Saturday and a My Time To Create Challenge. This week Lauren has given us an inspiration challenge. Check this out:



I took the colors out of this and went with blue and brown to create a simple layout.





I used images from Gina K Designs created by Melanie called "Sporty Accessories" I kept this layout simple but sometimes simplicity is the best way to go.

Be sure to swing by the rest of the gals on the My Time To Create team to see what they cooked up for this inspiration challenge.

Lauren Meader
Alicia
Dana G
Jennifer
Kendra
Kristen
Lisa
MacKenzie
Maria
Odette
Pam
Tamara Harder
Tracey Cuccia

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

MY NEW ETSY SHOP!

I finally did it and opened an Etsy shop!! I debated for some time but then last week just went for it, figured it's worth a shot! SOOOO here is my link:

http://riaann.etsy.com

Feel free to forward to anyone who you may think be interested.

Thanks so much!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Release Day Blog Hop

Welcome to another fun edition of Queen Kat Royal Wednesday. If you came from the Queen herself VICKI then you are on the right track, if not head on over to the QKD blog and start the blog from there. This week we have a fun sketch.



Here is what I came up with for this:



To keep you on the right track here is the official blog hop schedule:

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
Alex: http://www.paperandstring.blogspot.com/
Meredith: www.papercanteen.com
Linda: http://linda-scrap-atc.blogspot.com
Nancy: http://craftynancy.blogspot.com
Anita: http://happypapercrafthappenings.blogspot.com/
QKD: http://www.katstamps.com/store

Now be sure to hop along to the amazing KELLY to see what she has for you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later......

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Take the Challenge Tuesday - Cover it!

This month's Take the Challenge Tuesday with Clear & Simple Stamps design team is to "Cover it".


Do you remember how we always had to "cover" our textbooks? Do the kids still do that? I remember using brown paper bags, today I think the kids have really cool book covers to use. Anyhow, this month our challenge was to cover/alter a notebook. I decided to cover a small pocket sized compo notepad.


I used the new "Get In Gear" which is the September's stamp of the month at CSS.



Be sure to swing by the design team to see what fun stuff they cooked up for this challenge.

Get ready because on September 15 is the "Playtime Release"!! There will be some more awesome sets coming out that you won't want to miss!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later.....

Monday, September 7, 2009

Take the Challenge Tuesday - PREVIEW

Be sure to stay tuned tomorrow for the fun September edition of Take the Challenge Tuesday with the gals from Clear & Simple Stamps. It will be a fun one for sure. Here is a sneaky peek at my project for this:



I also wanted to share some fun creations using this month's Stamp of the Month "Get in Gear". My 3 year olds like to make cards so we made these together.




Be sure to check back tomorrow for my TTC post and come say hi in the CSS forum at Paper Craft Planet!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge

This week Lauren has a great sketch challenge for us to work with:


This week it has been busy and I'm sorry I don't have a sample to share. But I do hope that you will find time to play along.

Be sure to swing by the My Time To Create Design Team to check out what they cooked up:

Lauren Meader
Alicia
Dana G
Jennifer
Kendra
Kristen
Lisa
MacKenzie
Maria
Odette
Pam
Tamara Harder
Tracey Cuccia

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Friday, September 4, 2009

Gina K Designs New Release Scrapbook challenge

For the new release party at Gina K Designs last week they held a few contests. I decided to participate in the scrapbook sketch contest. Here is my page:


I was excited to find out today that I won the challenge. Ok, well they do a random draw which is the best way to go. But I do hope that they liked my page anyhow... :-) Well it made my day and I have another fabulous Gina K stamp set coming my way!! THANKS GINA! I picked the new set Fruitful Harvest. I probably should have picked the butterfly set but it's so hard to pick so I may have to order that one!

Off I go working on a new project... an ETSY store! I will let you know the link soon as soon as I get more things up! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later.....

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Release Day Blog Hop

Today is the September Queen Kat Designs royal release day! Lots of fun new goodies being released. And to go with it a Royal Blog Hop! If you arrived from Vicki the queen herself then you are on the right track if not head on over to the QKD blog to start this hop you won't want to miss any part of it.

Here is a little something I did with the cute snowman being released today:




And this one:



and finally check out this fun apple basket image this is perfect for the fall:


NOW GET HOPPING YOU NEXT STOP IS TO THE WONDERFUL KELLY!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Clear & Simple Template and SOTM Realease




Today is the day of the Stamp of the Month release at Clear & Simple Stamps. And what fun it is! This month's SOTM is called "Get In Gear" and it is a set of super cute robots.




You have to check out this months' fantastic template which coordinates with this fun set. GO HERE to see the template. Here is what I came up with:



Now head on over to the CSS Store and check it out. Remember to use this discount code if you order this new hot set: DTBlog909 and you will get $1.00 off!! There is also a Copic Trio as part of the bundle. So hop on over to CSS and get it them all now.


Also be sure to head on over to the fantastic CSS Design team and check out what they came up with for this fun template.

Now I will leave you with a little sneak peek of another project I did with this set which I will reveal later this week!


That's it for now!

Till later....