Monday, September 30, 2013

YNS -- SNEAK PEEK and some BLOG CANDY WINNERS

Hi Everyone!!!
Have you heard the news?!??!
YNS is debuting a new line of digi stamps!!
You can see all of the wonderful images starting at midnight with a BLOG HOP!!!
There will be prizes on EVERY stop on the HOP,  so don't forget to come back and visit me!!!

Here's a little sneaky peeky for you...
Can you guess what it is...??? 
Hee hee!!  I tried to make it tricky!!!  
**Add your guesses to the comments and who knows...
I might add a little prize to the fun!!!**


I have some recent blog candy winners to announce!!
Now... these are from the past few weeks and not my current candy
which you can find right here.

Here are the winners from the last 3 weeks:
Vivi Casale
Marcy 
D.

Congrats ladies!!!
Please contact me so I can get your mailing address!!
WOO HOO!!
See you back here tonight @ midnight or tomorrow for a BLOG HOP in honor of
the new DIGI release @ Your Next Stamp!! 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hi!! -- It's Pumpkin Time -- Fall Party Treat Bag -- Part 2

Hi Everyone!!
I haven't been around much this past week and a half!!
I'm going to make it up to you with lots of posts and lots of visits!!
For those of you that wrote to me to check in and make sure I was still alive and kicking...
THANK YOU!!! 

Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop
The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your inspiration!
Check out each link and leave a comment. 
If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. 
One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot 
and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a 
$20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher!  
We will draw the winner of the gift voucher the 1st Sunday of each month! 
Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!
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Here is the 2nd part of my Fall party treat duo that I was telling you about last Sunday.
I was able to put the finishing touches on this card after I saw this week's sketch from MFT.

I tried something new this week...
After I fussy cut out this image, I grabbed a copic that matched
the card stock (YR15) and ran it all the way around the image and filled in the 
"in between areas" so that there wasn't any white showing.
I really like how it looks so much better than if it were white!! 
Here is my Sweet Treat Duo for the fall party!!

Here are the products that I used on my card:

Here are the products that I used on my treat bag:


Here is the blog hop order & **Joni** is up next. 

**Joni**


Here are the challenges that I am entering:
Cut it Up: Going in circles
Dare to Be Sassy: Fall Colors
Fairytale Challenge: Pumpkins
Simply Create Too: Fall/Autumn
Craftitude: Anything Goes/Harvest
Crafty Little Fairies: Autumn Colors
Creative Corner: The Great Outdoors
Delightful Challenges: Happy Fall Y'all 
My Favorite Things: Wednesday Stamp Club

Have a GREAT week and I will see you back on TUESDAY for lots of fun
and surprises!!!   Have you checked out my BLOG CANDY yet??

Sunday, September 22, 2013

It's Pumpkin Time -- Fall Party Treat Bag -- Part 1

This is a SCHEDULED POST and I am recuperating after a long week of birthday party prep for my youngest daughter.  Her "SWEET as can BEE" 6th Birthday party was on Saturday and my mom came in to visit!!

Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop
The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your inspiration!
Check out each link and leave a comment. 
If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. 
One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot 
and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a 
$20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher!  
We will draw the winner of the gift voucher the 1st Sunday of each month! 
Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!
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***HAPPY SUNDAY!!!!!
On Wednesday of this past week, I attended the annual room mom meeting @ school. 
We were reminded that on October 31st we would be having a "FALL treat" and
not a Halloween party.  There are to be no ghosts, witches, etc...
So in keeping with the theme of autumn, leaves & pumpkins, 
here is my "It's Pumpkin Time" treat bag!  :) :) :)


I LOVE the MFT die-namics treat bags and boxes!!
They make little gifts and goodies so simple, quick and easy!!

Here's how I made my treat bag:
1.  I ran the paper bag treat bag die through my Big Shot 2 times with orange fizz card stock.
2.  I used Bo Bunny apple cider DP and ran it through on only the front portion of the die.
3.  I used Scor-tape to attach the 2 halves of the paper bag together and glue runner to add the front DP.
4.  I used the layered treat die to make a cut out w. orange fizz card stock for the tag base
5.  I used sour apple card stock and the circle die from the layered treat die set for the middle layer.
6.  Then I stamped a large pumpkin from the primitive pumpkins set on the sour apple layer w/ orange fizz ink.
7.  I used the last die in the layered treat tag set to cut out the white card stock &
then stamped it with orange fizz ink with the stamp from Trick or Sweet that says, "It's Pumpkin Time"
8.  I popped up all of the layers on dimensional dots and attached it to the front of my treat bag.
9.  I used the mini double dot border die with the sour apple card stock and cut it out 2 times, layered it, and attached it to the bottom for some visual interest.  

**This is Part 1 of my project and I will return with
the matching card and the treat bag filled with goodies on a later date!!**
This was a SUPER quick project because as I mentioned before, this week was a little nutty around my house!!

Here is the blog hop order & **Joni** is up next. 

**Joni**

Here are the challenges that I am entering:
Art Impressions Blog: Anything Goes
Five Simple Things: Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC115
Fab 'n' Funky: Leaves


HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT MY BLOG CANDY??
You can learn all about it RIGHT HERE!!
Share my blog and WIN BIG!!!
Have a great day!!   :) :) 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fall Days Are Fun Days -- Stamping just for FUN!!!

Hi Everyone!!
It has been MONTHS since I stamped just for fun...
So, I decided to have a little fun yesterday and color up this cutie 
called, Russell from Pollycraft because he is absolutely ADORABLE!!!
When my girls saw him they could not stop saying, "awwwwwwwwwwwwww"!!
(Thanks to my bloggy pal, Mary J for getting me completely hooked on yet another stamp line!!)


Oh my cuteness... Do you see his little hedgehog hiding in there??
At my house another round of "awwwwwwwwww" just rang out!!  LOL
I wanted to start an etsy shop and sell this sweet little boy as my first item and the girls said, 
"No, mom.... you can't SELL him!!!!"  Too funny!!  I guess I better go & get started on another image!!

Here are the copics that I used:
E000, E00, E01, E21, E11, & R11
E51, E53, E55, E57
YG11, YG23, YG25, YG17, G28
Y15, Y17, Y18, YR12, YR15, Y38, & YR04
BG02, BG05, BG07
R56, R59, R89
E99, E29
BG10

Here are the challenges that I am entering:
Marker POP: Chall #30
Aud Sentiments: #89 Autumn
Milk Coffee: Fabulous Fall Colors
Jo's Scrap Shack: FFC#17 Autumn
The ABC Challenge: V is for Very Cute!
Pollycraft Challenge: #7 Harvest Colors
Catch the Bug Challenge: Indian Summer
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges: Seasonal Card
Love to Create Challenge Blog: Clean N Simple
Creative Corner Challenges: The Leaves are Falling

Thanks for stopping by today!!
Have you heard about my BLOG CANDY yet?
Check out this post to find out how you can WIN a store voucher 
of your choice and a BIG prize pack just by sharing my blog with others!!  
xo

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Got Candy? -- BLD Inspiration & BLOG CANDY TIME!!!!

**This is my 2nd Post**
Please scroll down or click here for Loves Rubberstamps

Hi there!!
It's a special day!!
5 months ago I started making cards and 
I was encouraged to start a blog to show my designs. 
My very first post was for a color challenge & I was hooked!

Today is also Tuesday inspiration day over at By Lori Designs!!


There are some cute new images in Lori's digi shop!! 


***I am offering up some fun blog candy for some lucky followers of this blog:***

Here's what you need to do...
Post this little pic to your sidebar and 
refer people back to my blog until Oct. 15th. 
I will be giving away a voucher worth at least $20.00
to your favorite online retailer and a BIG prize pack full of stamps,
spellbinders, ribbon, washi, other dies, bling, buttons, & inks!!!
But, here's the fun part...
If there are 25 new followers... it will be a $25 voucher,
30 new followers... it will be a $30 voucher, 
you get the idea!!


***So, let's have fun and get some candy!!***
You can grab my button and the code in the upper right hand side of my blog.
We are starting with 83 followers and here is how you can earn some chances to win!!
1.  Leave a comment if you shared my blog on Facebook
2.  Leave a comment if you posted my button to your side bar
3.   Leave a comment if you referred a friend & they became a follower
4.  BOTH you and the new friend will be entered into the contest for the voucher!!

You do need to be a follower of my blog w/ google to win!!
:) :) :) :) :) :) 

If you have any questions, just let me know!!
I hope to make some new bloggy friends over the next few weeks!!

Don't forget to pop over to see what the BLD design team has for you today!!
I know that we are featuring our spooky cute creations this week
& they are all adorable!! 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Love to Create Challenge Blog: Clean N Simple
Graph'It Marker Challenge: Halloween Colors
Kaboodle Doodles: Anything But a Square
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner: Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge: V is for Very Cute!
Created with Love: Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet: Anything Goes
Marker POP: Anything Goes
Digi Darla: Anything Goes

Hope you have a VERY SWEET day
& thank YOU for helping me share my cards with your friends!!

Hold Fast to Your Dreams -- Loves Rubberstamps

Hi Everyone!!
It's birthday season at my house!!
From August thru September there are birthdays every week!!
2 weekends in a row we will be having birthday parties!!
This weekend is the BEE party for the 6 year old and
next weekend the sleepover for the 8 year old!!
I am a card making, cake baking, party mom!!
Phew!! LOL!!

Here is the card that I made for the soon to be 8 year old who is having a sleepover!!
Hope you will join us!!
1-2-3 Challenge Sponsored by: The Paper Shelter
**1 colored image**
**2 different papers**
**3 embellishments**

Here are the products that I used on my card:
The Paper Shelter - Let's Go To Sleep

Here are the challenges that I am entering:
The ABC Challenge: V is for Very Cute!!!
Kaboodle Doodles: Anything But a Square
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner: Anything Goes
Created w/ Love: Anything Goes
Marker Pop: Anything Goes
Digi Darla: Anything Goes

Have a GREAT day and I hope to see you back @ 10:00
for my By Lori Designs Inspiration post!!
It's spooky cuteness!!!
xo

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Happy Harvest -- Loves Rubberstamps Sensational Sunday Blog Hop

I'm back!!! Ahhhhhh!!!  
After being sick this week it feels so good to be healthy again!!

Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop
The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your inspiration!
Check out each link and leave a comment. 
If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. 
One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot 
and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a 
$20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher!  
We will draw the winner of the gift voucher the 1st Sunday of each month! 
Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!
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I LOVE the Doodle Garden images by Jennifer Nilsson and this cutie is no exception!!
Her name is Happy Harvest and I used Happy Harvest paper by Doodlebug Designs!!
A match made in card making heaven!! Teal in a fall paper stack?? LOVE!!!
I colored her in a "Dorothy-esqe" kind of way... Hee hee!!  :) :) 
If you didn't already know, I LOVE storybook characters!!


Here are the materials for today's card:
MFT Blueprints 2
MFT Blueprints 7
MFT Rectangle STAX 1
MFT Pierced Rectangle STAX
Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves (coming soon!)
X-Press It Blending Card 
Memento Tuxedo Ink
Copics

Here is the blog hop order & **Joni** is up next. 

**Joni**
Nina

Here are the challenges that I am entering:
Marker POP: Chall #30
Aud Sentiments: #89 Autumn
Milk Coffee: Fabulous Fall Colors
Jo's Scrap Shack: FFC#17 Autumn
Pollycraft Challenge: #7 Harvest Colors
Catch the Bug Challenge: Indian Summer
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges: Seasonal Card
Creative Corner Challenges: The Leaves are Falling

Thanks for stopping by today!!
Enjoy your weekend!!
xo

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Write On! -- BLD Inspiration

Hi there!!
Hope you have enjoyed your weekend!!
I found out on Saturday from a school email that my 2nd grader was going to 
be taking her first ever standardized tests on Tuesday and I wanted to make her something to lift her spirits.
I was looking and looking through all of my BLD images for just the right school girl.
I finally found her when I went through my "Bug & Roo" folder of digis!!
Whenever I think of standardized testing, I think of #2 pencils!! LOL
So... this image and paper was just what I was looking for!!

If you haven't taken a peek at Bug & Roo stamps, you really need to!!
They are unique and fresh and my favorite part is that they were drawn by Lori's daughter when she was a young girl!! At home, my budding artists have a special place in my heart and so do these super presh stamps!!
Can you believe that she drew 45 different adorable digis??!  Talk about talent!!

Here are a few of my faves:

                                             Charleston  $3.00                  I Heart Art $3.00

Stella $3.00

Please don't forget to go and peek at all of the wonderful designs that the ladies of BLD have for you today!!
They are featuring some fun summer favorites and also the new Halloween images!!
You won't want to miss the cuteness!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Creative Corner Challenges: Child's Play
2 Sisters Challenge Blog: Back to School
Pollycraft Challenges: #6 For the Kids
Jellypark Friends: All About the Kids
Kaboodle Doodles: Back to School
Little Red Wagon: Back to School
Card Makin' Mamas: For the Kids
Yumi & Fumi: Back to School
Curtain Call: Back to School
Milk Coffee: Back to School

If you like the sentiment on my card today, you can find it here.
Hope you have a lovely day!!
xo

Trick: Loves Rubberstamps

Hi there!!
There is a new challenge up at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog today!!!
"USE A SENTIMENT"
& our sponsor this week is Meljen's Digis.
I used one of the cute digis for my card called, "Little Witch Hazel"
and a cute little stamp and ticket die by C.C. Designs.
Here are the products that I used on my card & links to the store:
Meljen's Digi: "Little Witch Hazel"

Thanks for popping by today!!
To check out more of Meljen's Digis 
Please click on this icon

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Happy Bee-Day !!! -- Loves Rubberstamps Sensational Sunday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop
The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your inspiration!
Check out each link and leave a comment. 
If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. 
One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot 
and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a 
$20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher!  
We will draw the winner of the gift voucher the 1st Sunday of each month! 
Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!
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I made this card for my younger daughter who just had her birthday last week.
Her party won't be until Sept. 21st, so I had some more time to get cracking on her card for party day!
She wanted a "BEE" themed birthday party and even wanted a bee costume!!
I had to remind her that this was a birthday party and not Halloween!!  LOL!!
Ok, ok, I might get her a costume to wear to the party...  :) :)

I used this adorable little cutie, Honey Bee-trice, colored her up in some rich honey tones,
and used some new fun paper by Simple Stories called, Say Cheese.
It's a fun mix of colors that I felt would be great for a bee.
Plus, how else was I going to sneak some aqua in there?


Here is the blog hop order & **Joni** is up next. 

**Joni**

Here are the challenges that I am entering:
C.C. Designs Monthly Challenge #3: Birthday
ABC Challenges: Coloring with Markers
Di's Digis Designs Challenge: Birthdays
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes
Great Impressions: Fall Colors
Simon Says Stamp: All Stars*
*(Mine are my square dies)
Pollycraft: For the Kids

**Edited to add: I forgot to add the link for the
Marker challenge over at 7 Kids College Fund that I have been entering this week**

Copics & Shin-Hans used:
E000, E00, E01, E21, E11, E04, R11
E11, E13, E15, E18, shin-han: BR97, BR93, BR94
General's Black chalk pencil for deeper shading in hair
Yellow part of the bee costume: YR20, Y35, Y26, Y28
Wings and shadows w/ shin-han: BG178, BG179
Dark gray: W1, W3, W5, W7, 100
atyou spica silver on wings

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Hope you have a BEE-utiful day!!
xo

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

So Long, Summer -- BLD Inspiration Tuesdays

Hi there!!
If you are looking for my Loves Rubberstamps post, please click here.

It's Inspiration Tuesday over at BLD!!
Today's card is a fun make that I started before I left for the beach. 
It's my "So Long, Summer" card...
I have made a bunch of back to school cards this past week or two
 and my girls have been in school for 1 week now...
It's time for me to be thinking about fall. 


(She even comes w/ this sweet digi fish!)
When I printed this image out, seeing the fish reminded me of the Georgia aquarium and the fun we had there!! 
I have Summer Time Gidget at the aquarium enjoying all of the fish tanks!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon #200: Pretty Polka Dots
ABC Challenges: Coloring w/ Markers
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Designed to Color: Anything Goes
Pollycraft #6: For the Kids

Don't forget to pop over and see what the other lovely ladies
of BLD have made for today!! 

Hope you have a GREAT day!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
xo

CLASS NOTES: Loves Rubberstamps

Hi there!!
There is a new challenge up at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog today!!!
It's probably your favorite kind!!! 
There are prizes to be won and fun to be had, so don't forget to pop over and link up your latest creations!!  
I can't wait to see what you make and I will be commenting on all of the cards of my bloggy friends!!! 

For my card today, I used this awesome sketch by Karen from the Sweet Sunday Sketch!!
Thanks, Karen for continuing to inspire us week after week!!!  I love your sketches and this was no exception!! 
Yesterday's card was for my older daughter's teacher... today's card is for my younger daughter's.

I used my fave colors and all of my fave things!!!
I have to say, I am completely crazy IN LOVE with the 
washi tape stamps and die-namics from My Favorite Things!! 
You can use your own card stock to create your own washi strips... 
or you can stamps some designs, or you can do what I did w/ the coral.
I placed some coral washi over card stock and then used the die-namics to cut it out. 
That way it wasn't transparent & it looked a lot nicer with the sketch!!

Here are the products that I used:

Here's the sketch that I used:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund: Anything Goes w/Markers
ABC Challenges: Coloring w/ Markers
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Designed to Color: Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity: Back to School
Curtain Call: Back to School
MilkCoffee: Back to School
Marker Pop: #29 Blues

Hope you all have a FABULOUS week!!
I have another post today, so please pop on back to see me!!
xo