Saturday, February 27, 2010

Stamp TV CSS Team - Tryouts

Gina K from Gina K Designs/Stamp TV has started a new way to search for their new CSS team each month. Now there will be audtions based of course on a fun challenge. This month Gina's challenge is to use a new set from the new release as well as 2 of the colors from the Spring Assortment of Pure Luxury Cardstock.


Here is my first submission :-)




This is using Melanie's new set called Pressed Flowers. This set is awesome because it contains all bold fun images but they are the same images as in the A Year of Flowers set. SOOOO... it makes for perfect 2 step stamping!! I didn't do that here since the challenge was to use a new set and I figured it should just be a new set only.

Here is a close up of the glittery flower:
The pure luxury cardstock I used is Creme de Menthe and Innocent pink. I also used the awesome digi paper called Wings of Hope also from this new release. In the corner I added a little square where I wanted a sentiment of some sort so I decided to just use one of the other sheets from Wings of Hope digi set as my "sentiment" square. I used nesties to cut out the mat of Creme de Menthe with the paper. The beautiful ribbon is ribbon that came in the Stamp TV Organize It kit from last month.

I was really happy with how this turned out. I used all GKD products except for the embossing powder. Funny story there.... I decided that I wanted one of the roses all glittery for the top. SO I said I'll use some Dazzling Diamonds (SU) because that is so nice and glittery! (are you going to hit me now?) I spent no joke about 20 mins trying to emboss the darn flower and it wouldn't work. Then I thought it was the way I was doing it, using the embossing ink then the pink ink. FINALLY LIGHTBULB and I realized that I was not using embossing powder! WOW, SMACK! Seriously it was tooo funny! I laughed for a while. I must have been a bit tired when I was doing this.

Anyhow, off this creation goes as an entry to the contest. I've also posted it on Stamp TV HERE. We'll see.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Just Us Girls Template Challenge

Ready for another fun challenge with Just Us Girls? It's Saturday and this week is template week. As you may know already the fabulous Lauren Meader, owner and template extraordinaire of My Time Made Easy is our template challenge sponsor!
The JUGS team's challenge from Lauren this month was to use her Under Cover template with one of her cute critter cut files. She currently has two fun animal critter cut files in the store called Heart Stealer Raccoon and Whooty Owl. I am using the Bouncing Bunny which is a sneaky peek as to what is to come on March 1. You will want to try and play along this week as there is a fun prize being offered.

Here is what I came up with:

If you own a Cricut machine but need the Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) software to go with it then be sure to visit CandaCraft. Canda has offered up a discount of 10% off your entire purchase. Use code JUGS315 which expires 3/15/2010.

Be sure to swing by the JUGS DT for wonderful inspiration. And play along with us by linking your project with a chance to win one of Lauren's templates on the JUGS BLOG HERE!

JUGS DT:

Kristin

Pam

Dana

Lisa

Mona

Tracey

Alicia

Iwona Palamoutain (a.k.a Chupa) - Our Fabulous February Guest Designer

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 26, 2010

Sew Many NEW Release Blog Hop


Welcome to another fun new release blog hop from Sew Many Cards! New releases are always a blast and I'm sure you are enjoying this fun hop if you started from the top. Did you start at the top of this hop? If you are not sure be sure to hop over to the SMC Challenge blog (it's super adorable it might knock your socks off). But if you are on the right track you should have gotten here from the super wonderful Audrey.

This week I got to play with the wonderful Duncan all tied up for his birthday. I made a cute little box to hold a treat. The box is a fabulous template by Lauren Meader over at My Time To Create. Check out what I did:





Now here is the box open to reveal the treats inside:
Now isnt' he a cutie pie?


Be sure to continue on this fabulous hop and head on over to the wonderful Dawnn for some more fabulous inspiration today!

If you get lost along the hop you can always head back to the SMC Challenge Blog for the full list of participants!!


Now HOP ALONG!


Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Treehouse Challenge Thursday


It's Thursday and time for another Treehouse Challenge. Today's challenge and spotlight DT member is Gloria and her challenge is to include BLING somewhere on your card or project. Bling can be stickles, gems anything shiny and glittery.

I decided to make a cute little gift card holder that I first saw on the Gina K site Stamp TV. Stickles is my bling as are the blingy gems in the corners. Here is what I came up with:



Inside:




Now a close up of that great glittery image:






When you upload your card to SCS, PCP, and your blog make sure and use the keyword THT038. We hope you can come play along with us this week.

Check out what the DT members have come up with HERE. You will also want to swing by the store for some specials and deals and just the other day there was a big digi Easter release so check it out HERE.



Thanks for stopping by.


Till later....

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ippity Stamps

Ippity


Have you seen the sister company of Unity called Ippity yet? Well it's the same amazing Unity style and quality but you can't buy them anywhere except through an Ippity Rep!
For those who are not familiar it is a rubber stamp company of amazing quality. Ippity stamps come unmounted which means there is no wood attached just a cling cushion. This is fabulous for storage and travelling very light weight. All you will need is an acrylic stamp mount to have it "cling" to.

I've decided to jump on the bandwagon and get started with Ippity. I created a separate page here on my blog for my Ippity info and will continue to add to it as it all comes together. I will have a few sets in stock and ready to ship but will have access to sell any sets they have to offer. In addition there will be options to order the set with a card kit and I'm looking into offering some acrylic mounts as well.

If you are interested you can join my Ippity club where you can receive a new set each month at one low price which will include a fun card kit from me as well. Stay tuned for more details in the Ippity tab. I would love to hear from you if you are interested so leave me a comment or send me a mail!

Any questions please feel free to contact me.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

And a Word from Our Sponsor...


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Sew Many Cards has a great sponsor - Inktegrity! I got to play with some of their fun images. Here is a cute card I made:


Be sure to swing by Inktegrity and check out all the fun stuff they have to offer!

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, February 19, 2010

Just Us Girls - Color Challenge



This week is my turn to host the JUGS challenge. This week is our color challenge this month and I found the awesome photo in our graphic from the Pier One website. Thanks to Kristen for putting together the amazing graphic for our challenge.

So your color challenge this week is:

Coral, Ivory and Chocolate with a splash of Raspberry. To give you a base of reference this would be Cameo Coral, Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Rich Razzelberry by Stampin Up. Of course use whatever brand you have.


Here is what I came up with using a new release by Gina K:



Be sure to swing by the design team and see what they cooked up for this challenge:


Kristin

Pam

Dana

Lisa

Mona

Tracey


Alicia

Iwona Palamoutain (a.k.a Chupa) - Our Fabulous February Guest Designer


How to play: You need to upload your project using this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the form at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS21. After you post your link you can come also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" will be 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, February 25. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on Friday morning following the deadline. (You may still post after the deadline, your project just won't be considered for the "Top Pick" spot.)


That's it for now.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sew Many Cards Challenge Thursday


Welcome to Thursday and another Sew Many Cards challenge!! Today our fabulous sponsor is Inktegrity Designs. Be sure to swing by and say hi! There is a $10 gift certificate this week.

This week our challenge is a sketch challenge:



Here is what I came up with:

Be sure to swing by the SMC Challenge Blog for more inspiration and to play along. And the blogs of the SMC DT listed on my side bar. Also be sure to come on by the SMC forum on NING HERE.



That's it for now!




Thanks for stopping by!




Till later





Thursday, February 18, 2010

Treehouse Challenge Thursday

Welcome friends to our Treehouse Thursday Challenge, this week our featured designer Anne has picked paper piecing as our challenge. This week also starts the fun and awesome sneak peaks at the Easter Release which will be next week February 24!



Here is my card which is a "sneak peak" for you:



Close Up:



When you upload your card to SCS, PCP, and your blog make sure and use the keyword THT037. We hope you can come play along with us this week.

Would you like a button to show that you follow the Treehouse Thursday Challenge? Click HERE. Then swing on by our Ning site The Treehouse Workshop for some fun and inspiration.

Be sure to check out what the DT Members did for this fun challenge HERE.


That's it for now!


Thanks for stopping by!


Till later.....











Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tellen's Place

Today I get to share with you a cute image from one of Sew Many Cards sponsors Tellen's Place.


Tellen's Place is worth hopping over to. They have some awesome Digi images and paper crafting kits.

Be sure to swing on my the ning community for Sew Many Cards. We have a challenge every Friday and a Friday Freebie! So if you are new to digi's the Friday freebie is a great way to check it out!

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Hoppy Friend

I participated in this week's sketch over at CPS Card Sketches. I decided to use this cute bunny from the Treehouse Stamps Digi Collection. This bunny is part of the digi set called My Hoppy Friend.


I pulled from my scrap stash of pattern papers for this one and used SU and GKD solids. I added stickles to his tail and nose and used Copics to color.

Be sure to swing by The Treehouse to check out all the new digi's they have in store! While you are there you will see an awesome video on how to use digi's if you are new to them.

Well that's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Butons, Buttons, Buttons

One of the new release challenges at Gina K is to use at least 3 buttons on your card. Gotta love buttons and Gina K sells some awesome ones that coordinate with her pure luxury paper.

Here is what I came up with using the Wishes and Dreams set as well as Melanie's Inspiration Mosaic Set:


I used the Gina K pure luxury passionate pink cardstock and buttons by GKD. My pattern paper is by Stampin Up. I pieced it in Melanie's Inspiration Mosaic set.

Did you know there's a new club over at Stamp TV, we call it the "Ginaholics PLPS club"! :-) It's for all those Gina K Pure Luxury cardstock paper snobs out there! I am a self proclaimed Pure Luxury Paper Snob! If you have not tried the GKD paper yet you must! It's so super awesome, a very heavy weight cardstock that can't be beat.


Well that's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!


Just Us Girls Challenge #20

Happy Day before Valentine's Day!
Welcome to the Just Us Girls 20th challenge! Can you believe it's been 20 weeks? Time really flies and it's been a blast working with the JUGS team!

This week our fabulous Lisa is our hostess and she challenges us to use the split negative technique! This is a super fun and super cool technique. I love Gina K's tutorial over at Stamp TV HERE. Gina shows the technique via a video tutorial that rocks.

For this challenge in honor of Valentine's Day I chose to use a fun chunky stamp from Unity Stamp Co. Here is what I came up with:



Be sure to swing by the Just Us Girls blog for inspiration from the design team and swing by their own blogs:


Kristin



Alicia

Iwona Palamoutain (a.k.a Chupa) - Our Fabulous February Guest Designer

That's it for now!
Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Sew Many Cards Challenge Thursday



Welcome to Thursday and another Sew Many Cards challenge!! Today our fabulous sponsor is Tellens Place. Be sure to swing by and say hi!
This week our challenge is a DUAL THEME...VALENTINE THEMED WITH THE COLORS RED, PINK & WHITE. I decided to make a door hanger for my little girl's room:


On this picture you can see all the buttons I used around the circle and on the bottom.

Here is picture of the hanger on the doorknob:


And finally here is a close up of that great SMC image:



Be sure to swing by the SMC Challenge Blog for more inspiration. And the blogs of the SMC DT listed on my side bar. Also be sure to come on by the SMC forum on NING HERE.

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Treehouse Challenge Thursday

Welcome friends to our Treehouse Thursday Challenge and Digi Release Day! There are lots of new digi's being released so you will want to head on over to the store and check it out.
Today's challenge is use the theme of LOVE on your card or project:

  • Say it with LOVE
Here is what I came up with using one of the new digi's being released today!

When you upload your card to SCS, PCP, and your blog make sure and use the keyword THT036. We hope you can come play along with us this week.

Would you like a button to show that you follow the Treehouse Thursday Challenge? Click HERE.

Be sure to check out what the DT Members did for this fun challenge HERE.

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later.....





Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Word From Our Sponsor....

Sew Many Cards has the best sponsors! Today I want to share with you something I made using the sponsor Cutting Cafe! This is a fantastic all digi store with some awesome images!


This fun image is from one of their Valentine's Sets and the background paper is some background or digi papers. I used Gina K as my base.

This is a very simple design but I like how it turned out. The "sentiment" image works wonderfully. I digitally colored the hearts in the image.

Well that's it for now!

Till later...


Monday, February 8, 2010

With Love



One of the amazing sponsors this month at Sew Many Cards is an awesome rubber stamp company called Wags n Whiskers. I had the opportunity to play with one of their images called With Love.

Check out this cutie:


She was such fun to color. I used all copic markers to color her and I had to add some glitz by using Cotton Candy stickles to the mailbox! The pattern paper in the background is by Memory box and the texture is my Swiss Dots embossing folder for the cuttlebug. My base is Innocent Pink by Gina K.

Be sure on Friday to check out the weekly Sew Many Cards challenge .

That's it for now!

Till later...


Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Year of Flowers

Melanie the illustrator extraordinaire from Gina K is hosting a contest to win one of her new sets and also to have the chance to guest design for her in the March release! How can I not participate in this challenge. The challenge is to use one of her most popular and wonderful sets called A Year of Flowers. This set is one of my most used Gina K sets and it's fabulous!


This is my submission and it's also the sketch for Friday Sketchers.

Well that's it for now!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge

Welcome to the 19th Just Us Girls challenge! This week our wonderful Tracey is our hostess and she has a fantastic sketch challenge for us.


This is a fun one with the circles. For this I used my plain and scalloped circle nesties. I also used this sketch for the color challenge at Stamp TV this week which were to use sage green, yellow, black and white.


Here is what I came up with:



Here is a close up:


I used the butterfly from the Gina K set called Take Flight and the sentiment from the set called Wishes & Dreams. Check out that little bird on the patterned paper isn't he cute? I just thought it would be great in that circle as if he is looking up at the butterfly. The "sage" colored pattern paper comes from a DCWV pack and the yellow is I believe Daisy Bucket. I used Gina K pure luxury black cardstock that came in my Organize It Stamp TV kit. I added little faux pearls to the middle of the butterfly and the upper right corner of the card.

Be sure to swing by the Just Us Girls blog for inspiration from the design team and swing by their own blogs:


Kristin


Pam


Dana


Lisa


Mona


Tracey


Alicia


Iwona Palamoutain (a.k.a Chupa) - Our Fabulous February Guest Designer


That's it for now!


Thanks for stopping by!