Sunday, January 30, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge

This week's challenge at the Play Date Cafe is a color splash challenge. So I pulled out my Melody Ross stamps by Unity Stamp Co called She Sprouted Wings. I used the large Be Brave sentiment image as the focus for this CAS card.



Here is what I did:


The flower is a paper one by Recollections from Micheals.

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jugs #69 Wild Card


It's Saturday and time for another Just Us Girls challenge. This week we are making our own flowers, Tim Holtz Style. Check out THIS tutorial. NOW, if you feel too intimidated then you can make any style flower you want for this challenge.




Here is a wreath I made using this style of flower.




♥♥ Just Us Girls Design Team ♥♥








Lisa



Pam







How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the linky form at the bottom of the Jugs post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS69. After you post to the linky you may also leave a comment here.


Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, Feb 3. The linky form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.




That's it for now!



Thursday, January 27, 2011

TyKat Supplies Now Open

I've been thinking about opening a second Etsy shop to sell supplies and finally it's open. I have loads of old stampin up sets and brand new supplies to list. I've begun listing items already so be sure to stop by and take a peek. If you know any other crafters in your life feel free to forward the information on to them.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/tykatsupplies

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Featured at All Things Unity

PhotobucketMy Unity Mini cards for the All things Unity Challenge made it as one of the All Things Unity Feature. Horray! My original post is here. But I'll share them again.



Thanks to all the ladies at All Things Unity!

Till later...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shopaholic Journal Page



I've been into doing some art journaling lately and love it. I was inspired by the fabulous Melody Ross and I am taking the Brave Girls Club Soul Restoration right now. Lots of great stuff! So I"ve been playing along with Julie from Balzer's Designs.

So here is a one of my recent journal pages:



The "words" are from a piece of pattern paper as are the flowers. I stamped the shoes which is from Unity. I love how you can see the lacey fringe, that is actually on my very first journal page but you can see from all the other pages.

So, I've been loving some Mod Podge and paint lately! Fun stuff!

That's it for now.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge

Happy Sunday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. This week I played along with the gals from the Playdate Cafe and this week's color challenge.

I pulled out some Unity Stamps and this is what I came up with:



My background is grey I know it looks black in the picture but its Gina K Designs Smoky Slate so it's a very dark shade of grey. My background paper is the Cosmo Cricket "Material Girl".

That's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Just Us Girls Template Challenge



This is week with Just Us Girls is template week and Lisa is our hostess who picked a theme which is to make a Valentine Container. I picked this great template from My Time Made Easy called Tote-All Package and a great image from InStyle Stamps called Mom Love.





Just Us Girls Design Team



Carla Suto~ January Guest Designer
















How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the linky form at the bottom of the JUGS post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS68. After you post to the linky you may also leave a comment on the JUGS post.




Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 27. The linky form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.


That's it for now!

Till later..






Supplies:

In Style Stamps Digi Image, My Time Made Easy Template

Copic markers for coloring: E37, R27, RV21, E33, B29, RV29, EOO, C-5

Stampin Up Solid Cardstock. Pattern Paper - Provo Craft

Stampin Up Ribbon, Pop Dots by All Night Media (Plaid)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friends with Flair Friday

Unity Stamp Company


Welcome to Friday and another Friends with Flair Unity Style.

There are lots of fun things happening at UNITY. A bunch of new releases just recently and they are getting ready to head out to CHA in California!

Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for a full list of Friends participating today and be sure to keep your eye out for that FABULOUS UNITY FRIENDS WITH FLAIR BLINKIE, you just might win something!!


This week I used the January Kit of the Month! This is also the challenge at the All Things Unity Blog, to make 3x3 notecards! These are so much fun to make, now I need to find or make some envelopes to go with them!




Well that's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!


Till later...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Just Us Girls Color Challenge

This week our January guest, Carla has picked our awesome colors and Kristin is hosting on the JUGS BLOG. The colors this week are: pink/coral, aqua and green.


Here is what I came up with using one of my Tim Holtz's alterations dies and my new Big Shot!


The sentiment is from the December Unity Kit of the Month. I used all SU papers and added Dazzling diamonds to the bird. This looks so much better in real life! I think I need a photography lesson or what I probably really need is a better background and nice daylight!


Just Us Girls Design Team

Carla Suto~ January Guest Designer
How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the linky form at the bottom of the JUGS post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS67. After you post to the linky you may also leave a comment on the JUGS post.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 20. The linky form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.


That's it for now!

Till later..

Friday, January 14, 2011

Unity Friends with Flair Friday!

Unity Stamp Company


Welcome to Friday and another Friends with Flair Unity Style.


CHECK THIS OUT ITTY BITTY'S NOW AVAILABLE ON THE UNITY WEBSITE!


Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for a full list of Friends participating today and be sure to keep your eye out for that FABULOUS UNITY FRIENDS WITH FLAIR BLINKIE, you just might win something!!

This week I used a new Unity Kit called Create Today by Donna Downey:



I decided to add some color to my creation this week, lots of it! I like how this came out, pretty simple though.

Be sure to come join us for this week's UNITY ADDICTS CHALLENGE!


Well that's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pamper Yourself

Do you take time to pamper yourself? Well you should! check out this fun relaxing image from InStyle Stamps, this is Asia.


This was a fun simple card to create perfect for any girlie in your life who needs to take it easy. I colored Asia with Copic markers and paper pieced the tub using Life is Good paper by Echo Park. Gotta love the sparkly bubbles for that I used diamond Stickles, a girl has to have some glitter! The ribbon is by Stampin Up as are the solid colors I used. The sentiment is my own words just typed up on the computer.









Be sure to check in over at the InStyle Stamps blog for all sorts of fun tutorials and challenges as well as the latest on In Style Stamps! They posted the previews for their new rubber stamp sets coming our for CHA this month!!!



Thanks for stopping! Stay tuned for more creations with InStyle Stamps!





Supplies used:
Copic Markers: E000, G000, E37, E35, BF10, R59, BG02, B000, BG05, C-5
Solid Paper: Stampin Up
Pattern Paper: Echo Park and Paper Adventures
Swiss Dots Embossing folder by Provo C raft

Monday, January 10, 2011

Art Journal - Live your life with grace.....






So I've started Art Journaling! Yep it's true. I signed up for Melody Ross Soul Restoration class which begins tomorrow. The class hasn't even started but I've been so inspired to get a little more artsy and have loved it. I will start sharing my art journal pages here as a part of Julie Balzer's art journal a day challenge. Granted I may not end up making one every day but hey you never know, even it ends up being once a week.


Here is my very first art journal page which I made the other day:




Stay tuned for more....

Saturday, January 8, 2011

JUST US GIRLS #66




Welcome to another challenge with JUST US GIRLS!
Today is a special day because we have a very special treat this week. Gina K Designs is sponsoring this week's technique challenge.


This week's challenge is called Envy of the Envies (envelopes that is!) We often put a lot of work into our beautiful card creations then pop them into a plain envelope and send them off. Well, I thought this week it would be fun to put some extra effort into making those first impressions (the envelope) just as special as the card inside.

Here's the 3 part challenge:
1. Make a card – no specs on this but if you have Gina K stamps we'd LOVE to see them :-)
2. Decorate your envelope to match/coordinate with your card
3. Finally, for this challenge we also want you to create a liner for your envelope to coordinate with your card. If you don't know how to make a liner please refer to this tutorial on Stamp TV. Gina K shows you just how to do it!http://stamptv.ning.com/video/lining-your-envelopes

Be sure to show us your both card and your envelope!

We will be giving away a Gina K stamp set to one lucky randomly selected participant who follows all of the challenge requirements so get stampin' and make a FABULOUS first impression with your awesome envelopes!


Here is what I did with the Gina K set called Aloha:



Card close up:


We are sad to tell you that our wonderful Alicia will be stepping down from the Design Team - as with many of us, her priorities need to shift to her family and new house and we will miss her for sure but we wish her and the family all the best. Please leave her some kind words when you visit her blog - she's a special lady!

Just Us Girls Design Team

Carla Suto~ January Guest Designer



How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the linky form at the bottom of the JUGS post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS66. After you post to the linky you may also leave a comment on the JUGS post.
Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 13. The linky form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.


That's it for now!

Till later..

Friday, January 7, 2011

Treehouse Stamps Closing Sale

So you may have seen already that Treehouse Stamps is closing it's doors. Check out the post regarding this HERE on the blog. It's sad but for the best right now for the owner and her family. So now is the time to get some great deals in the STORE! There are rubber stamp sets as low as $2!!!


Ashley released one more digi image set just recently called Amor. Get ready for Valentine's Day with this fun set:


Be sure to swing on by the TREEHOUSE STAMPS store to check out this new digi set and the amazing sale for the rest of the inventory.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Super Fun News to Share!

Happy New Year to everyone! I have a quick and super fun announcement to make this New Years Day! I am now an InStyle Chickie! Very excited to be working with their fun and awesome images! InStyle now has three fun Design Teams filled with amazing designers! Be sure to swing by their blog to check it out!



BE SURE TO SWING BY THE TREEHOUSE STAMPS STORE FOR SOME SUPER AMAZING DEALS LIKE RED RUBBER STAMPS SETS MARKED DOWN TO $2 AND $3 ARE YOU KIDDING ME? NO I'M NOT!

Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge - Let's get Sketchy

Happy New 2011! Can you believe it's a new year again? Time flies by way too fast!! I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year's!!

This week to kick off the new year with Just Us Girls we have a sketch challenge from Kathryn. Here is the sketch:


Here is what I did using the December Unity Kit of the Month:



Just Us Girls Design Team:


Carla Suto~ January Guest Designer




How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Inlinkz form at the bottom of the JUGS POST. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS65. After you post to Inlinkz you can also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, Jan 6. The Inlinkz form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.





Well that's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!