Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #147

If you're looking for the Tami Mayberry Monthly Design Team Blog Hop click here.

It's time for another color story from The Play Date Cafe! This week our colors are Evergreen, Olive, Smoke and Cherry Blossom. I used a cute little Gel-a-tin's Gelly Jr. stamp called Halloween Kitty. Isn't she cute? Speaking of Gel-a-tin's they are our sponsor this week and generously provided the PDCC DT with stamps for this week's projects. They are offering a fabulous Gel-a-tins prize package for this week's winner. This color story is gorgeous and I think you can go many ways with it - Halloween, Christmas, even Valentines. I can't wait to see what you all make!

Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps, block, and embossing powders in the Gel-a-tin's Store

Monthly Design Team Blog Hop

This month I'm featuring the Girl Talk Stamp set. For this card I used the "I don't gossip..." sentiment.  To make this card I used all Amy Tangerine papers from the Sketchbook collection. The ink is from Color Box and I colored with Copic markers.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

September 1 Blog Candy

Hi Everybody! I started back to work and I'm trying to get back in the swing of things. I'm kind of late with this post, but that just means you have a better chance of winning. Just make sure you're a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post by midnight EST Friday, August 31. I'll do my best to post the winner Saturday, September 1 or very shortly thereafter Thanks for stopping by!

What's in this blog candy?

1. Mr. Tibbits - Pug plush dog
2. Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Stamp set 
3. So Happy for You stamp set
4. Happy Birthday Stamps
5. Pink Paislee Daily Junque Twine
6. Embossing Folder

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Minty Button Jar

I made this card for the Minty Fresh Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. Click here to join in all the fun. Such a fun topic for a challenge. I decide to use a new to me stamp set and dies from Papertrey Ink called Friendship Jar. The Paper is Whisper White, Basic Grey and Pool Party from Stampin' Up. The ink is Basic Grey and Pool Party, the twine is Pool Party. The button dies are also from Stampin' Up. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #146

It's color splash week at The Play Date Cafe!! This week it's black and white with a touch of Lime Green. I decided to make a tag for a wine bottle. It's perfect to give as a hostess gift. The chevron paper is from the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook collection and the To, From Sticker is from this week's sponsor SRM Stickers. The black and white paper and grey ribbon are from Stampin' Up. I also used a ticket corner punch and my Crop-A-Dile to insert eyelets where I inserted the ribbon.

Be sure to join us this week! One lucky winner will receive a prize from our fabulous sponsor SRM Stickers. They were kind enough to send the PDCC Design Team fun stickers to use on our projects this week.  I can't wait to see your creations!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Inspiration Girl!!

Hi Everybody. I'm thrilled to announce today that I will be joining EAD Designs as the new Sunday Inspiration Girl. I will be featuring EAD Designs products on non-card items like treat wrappers, gift bags, small gifts, etc... I'm so excited to be working with the fabulous team at EAD Designs and I can't wait to get started! My first post as the new Sunday Inspiration Girl will be Sunday, September 2!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012


I made this card for the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - Splish Spalsh. I made the background with Dylusions Sprays - blue and turquoise. The Polaroid frame is from Lawn Fawn and the fish and sentiment are from Ippity by Unity - Fishy Philosophy. The rhinestones are from Queen & Co. Thanks for stopping by!

Here's my card.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #145

It's Thursday and time for another fabulous color challenge from The Play Date Cafe. This week our challenges are Burnt Sienna, Mustard and Slate. I did something a little different this week, I made a necklace from glass beads and silver beads that I got at Michaels.

I hope that you will play with us this week - I can't wait to see what everyone makes! Plus, our sponsor this week is the fabulous Momenta who has provided us with a MAJOR prize package to give to this week's lucky winner!! You should give it a try!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I Never Worry About Diets.

The set is called Girl Talk. I like to give that cute girl different hair colors every time I make a card. It's a perfect set to make fun cards for your girlfriends!! I also used Sweet Threads papers by Basic Grey. Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Watt's Up?

I made this card for the current CAS-ual Fridays #65 - Square Cards Challenge. I used stamps from a new Technique Tuesday set called Bright Idea that was designed by Teri Anderson. I got some new Versamark Chalk Inks on sale at Joann's last week and decided to try them out. I've never used chalk inks and they give a nice soft coverage. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Click HERE to go to my Play Date Cafe post.

I made this treat bag topper for the August EAD Designs Color Challenge. I had such a great time as the Guest Designer at EAD Designs in June. I'm now totally addicted to creating with stickers. To make this treat bag topper, I used stickers from an EAD Designs Stickerz set called Sweet Birthday Treats. Thanks for stopping by!!

The Play Date Cafe #144

It's time for another fun color challenge at the Play Date Cafe. I love the colors this week - Pink Carnation, Orange Sherbet and Lemonade. They are so pretty and summery. I made this card using Impression Obsession stamps and Copic markers. The papers are Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango from Stampin' Up. The punches are also Stampin' Up. The gems are form Michaels.

Also, we are welcoming a new designer this week at the Play Date Cafe! Please help us welcome Jen Cuthbertson. Be sure to go to her blog and leave her some love!

This weeks sponsor is Simon Says Stamp. One lucky winner will get a gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.

Finally, I just wanted to take a minute to give a big Congratulations to my brother Bob Bowman, coach of Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt. They all had an amazing time at the Olympics last week and we are all very proud of them.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cloud 9

I made this card for the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge - On Cloud 9 - to make a card using anything you would find in the sky. As you can see, I took it literally. I've had these Basic Grey clouds for a while now thought they might make a nice card for this challenge. I'm also taking the Claudine Hellmuth Composition for Collage class and this card loosely follows a sketch she gave us to play with for week 1. The paper is Bashful Blue from Stampin' Up. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches. Thanks for taking a look!!

Here's my card.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Get Crafty!!

If you haven't heard yet, the uber talented designer Teri Anderson has designed some new stamps for Technique Tuesday. I used one of her new sets called Get Crafty on this card. I made this card for the current Embellish Magazine Challenge - Buttons Color Trend Challenge. Below is the inspiration photo. The papers, inks and buttons are all Garden Green, Not Quite Navy, Melon Mambo and Bashful Blue by Stampin' Up. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Dylusions Christmas Tag

I love my new Dylusions Christmas goodies and I couldn't wait to use them. However, they came the day I left for vacation and I took them with me, but just didn't have any time to work with them there. So, today I finally made this tag. Of course, the tag is from my stash of tags that I use to wipe up the overspray from my journal pages. I thought it was a good Christmas Green. The reindeer are from the stamp set called Christmas Accessories and I also used Christmas Borders and Christmas Backgrounds. I colored in the reindeer with my Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. For the background I just colored - the Gamsol didn't work to well on the green background. I also added Glossy Accents to the Red Nosed Reindeer to make it stand out. If you're in the US an looking for these stamps, I got mine at Inspiration Emporium. Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Cupcake Crafts Challenge #203 - The Great Outdoors

I'm entering this card in to this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge #203 - The Great Outdoors. I really loved this set of animal stickers and I think this moose is FAB!! Thanks for taking a look!


Card stock - Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up) 
Decorative Paper - Camp-a-lot (Bo Bunny) 
Border Sticker - Story Teller (Crate Paper) 
Moose Sticker - The Great Outdoors (TPC Studio) 
Stamps - Harold's ABCs (Lawn Fawn)
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento)

Hero Arts Flickr Group Saturday Scramble

I finally got a chance to participate in the Flickr Scramble this week. The challenge was to make a sentiment using different sentiments. I used Studio Calico/Hero Arts Stamp sets for this card. The thought bubble and the "Life is" come from a set called "Hey Y'all". The real sentiment says "Life is better with friends." The "a" is from an alphabet in a stamp set I got at the Studio Calico Summer Stamp School. The "Journey", ticket, planes, and circle maps are from another set called "Air Mail". I just decided to use Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy and Garden Green for my ink colors and the papers are Not Quite Navy and Whisper White from Stampin' Up. The twine is from PTI. Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, August 3, 2012

August 1 Blog Candy Winner (a little late) & Vacay Pics

Hi!! I was away for a week on my annual vacation to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I had planned to post this from my vacation, but oops that didn't happen!! Anyway, the winner of this month's Blog Candy is Barb!! Congrats Barb!!! Head on over to her blog and leave her some love. 

I've also included some pictures from my vacation. I have a timeshare and I go every year for a week at the end of July. I really love it and it's only a 2.5 hr drive from my house which makes it easy to get there. I had a friend stay with me over the weekend and my parents joined me for the last 4 days. I did lots of good eating, shopping, swimming, walking on the beach and searching for shells. I had a great time, but I was glad to get back today. I really missed Daisy and Dusty. I was so glad to see them and they were pretty glad to see me too.

Sunrise on the beach
On my morning walk

View from the balcony

Seashells I found. Most are the SC state shell the Lettered Olive

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #143

It's an exciting week for The Play Date Cafe. It's the first challenge for all of our new designers. And, we get to show off our new watermark created for us by the uber talented Jacqueline Miller! 

This week our colors are Cherry, Mint Julep, and Jade. I've had this super cute new Lawn Fawn stamp set for a while and when I saw these colors, I knew it would be perfect for this week's color story. 

1. Card stock - Real Red, Whisper White - Stampin' Up
2. Gingham Papers - A Muse Studio
3. Stamps - Happy Summer, Harold's ABC's - Lawn Fawn
4. Ink - Tuxedo Black - Memento
5. Punch - File Tab - Jenny Bowlin
6. Corner Rounder - Corner Chomper - We-R-Memory Keepers
7. Markers - Copic

I hope you will join us this week and make a project with these fun colors! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! And, one lucky winner will win a $20 shopping spree from the fabulous Stop and Scrap. And that's not all!! ALL players and visitors to my blog can get a 10% discount from Stop and Scrap - use the code PDCC10.