Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Play Date Cafe #171


Welcome to this week's color challenge at The Play Date Cafe. Our colors are Tangerine, Apricot, and Mint. Our sponsor this week is SRM Stickers. I decorated some glassine bags this week. You can get the bags from SRM and these awesome circle stickers that I added some "flair" to. I just added some decorative paper to the bags and the round sticker with the flair. A great way to dress up a little gift bag for a small treat. 


Materials
1. Bags - Glassine - SRM Stickers
2. Stickers - SRM Stickers
3. Flair - 9to5 (October Afternoon)
4. Paper - Studio Calico Roller Rink Card Kit


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Teri and Friends Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Welcome!! If you're on the hop you should have come here from the blog of the super talented Kalyn Kemper. Today I'm very excited to be participating in the Teri and Friends Technique Tuesday Blog Hop. I was so honored when Teri Anderson asked me to take part in this hop featuring her new stamps that she designed for Technique Tuesday.

Here is a little more about Teri and her stamps in her own words: "I am a card maker and a scrapbooker with a lot of love for card making so there's a lot of card influence in my stamps!" I completely agree - I just LOVE making cards with her stamps. They're so graphic and fun!!

Be sure to leave a comment on this post because Teri has generously given me (and all the blog hop participants!!) a stamp set to give away to one lucky person!! The set I'm giving away is called Button Up. Scroll down to see the set and check out the card I made featuring Button Up and Party Lights. You have until February 28 at midnight to leave your comment and I will post the winner here on Friday, March 1. We all have a set to give away so be sure to leave comments on all the blog posts in the hop!!

For my card today, I'm featuring her set called Party Lights. It comes with these super cute lanterns and several fun sentiments. I used Hero Arts Neon Inks and Glitter tape on this card also. You can buy this set here. You can also find her stamps at Ellen Hutson, Two Peas In a Bucket and Simon Says Stamp.



Materials
1. Card stock - Select White (PTI)
2. Stamps - Party Lights (Technique Tuesday)
3. Ink - Neon Orange, Blue and Purple (Hero Arts)
4. Glitter Tape - Powder (American Crafts)
5. Rhinestone - Orange (Queen & Co.) Frosted (Studio Calico)

Here is her Button Up stamp set and the card I made using some of these fun buttons. This is the set I will be giving away this Friday!!! To purchase Button Up click here.



Materials
1. Card stock - Select White (PTI)
2. Patterned Papers - Various Papers from Studio Calico Card Kit Club Paper Pack
3. Stamps - Button Up, Party Lights (Technique Tuesday)
4. Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento)
5. Punch - 1 inch circle (Stampin' Up)

Now be sure to hop on over to the brand new blog of the amazingly creative Kim Kesti for some more Teri and Technique Tuesday goodness! If you get lost along the way you can always find the master blog hop list on Teri's blog here. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Play Date Cafe #170


It's time for this week's new color challenge at The Play Date Cafe. Our colors this week are Buttercream, Denim, and Stone. I used papers by American Crafts and the stamps are Stitched Flowers and Stitched Sentiments from The Crafts Meow. The ink is Not Quite Nave from Stampin' Up. Our sponsor this week is The Twinery and I've used their Denim twine on this card. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join us this week. I can't wait to see what you create!!




Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Play Date Cafe #169


It's time for this week's new color story at The Play Date Cafe. This week our colors are Pink Carnation, Mint and Juniper. I made a card using a new Hero Arts Stamp called Welcome Baby. I thought this paper was very close to the colors and would be perfect for a baby card.


Materials
1. Patterned Paper - Studio Calico
2. Stamps - Welcome Baby - Hero Arts
3. Die - Hero Arts
4. Ink - Tuxedo Black - Memento, Baha Breeze - Stampin' Up
5. Twine - Stampin' Up

I love to look at all your original and creative projects and I hope you will play along with us this week! Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp. Be sure to go to our blog to see their awesome prize!!


Simon Says Stamp

Monday, February 11, 2013

Hexagon Birthday


I made this card for today's Papertrey Ink Color Challenge. I picked this one because I had most of
the colors, all but Lavender Moon so I used Winter Wisteria - the closest I had. The inks I used were Plum Pudding, Hawaiian Shores, and Blueberry Sky. The card stock is Select White and Winter Wisteria. I also used the PTI Hexagon Texture Plate and Banner dies. The stamp set is by PTI and it's called Happy Hexagons. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks - Polka Dots


Click HERE for the Denami Adorable Animals Blog Hop.

I made this card for the current Paper Smooches Sparks Designer Drafts Challenge - Polka Dots. I used stamps from a set called Party Posse. I also used Washi Tape on bottom of the card at an angle and papers from one of my Studio Calico Card Kit paper packs. (Now that they don't send 12x12 papers the aren't labeled!!) The banner die is from MFT. I colored the Hamster with Copics. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card. 

Funky Florals Sketch Challenge

Click HERE for the Denami Adorable Animals Blog Hop.

I made this card for the sketch challenge at the Papertrey Ink Blog. I used all Papertrey Ink products - listed below. Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the sketch I used:

 Here's my card.
Materials
1. Card stock - Enchanted Evening, Hawaiian Shores, Select White - PTI
2. Inks - Enchanted Evening, Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria - PTI
3. Stamps - Funky Florals, Fillable Frames #11 - PTI
4. Dies - Notched Flowers - PTI

Denami Adorable Animals Blog Hop


Welcome to the February Denami Adorable Animals Blog Hop. This is my second time participating in the Denami Monthly Blog Hop. I had so much fun last month I couldn't wait to participate again this month!! Be sure to check out the other blogs on the hop and leave comments along the way for a chance to win one of severals mini shopping sprees. Be sure to leave your comments before 11:50 PST Monday, February 11. 

I did a lot of paper piecing on this card and I used 3 different Denami stamps. The pot and shelf are cling stamps from a set called Garden Accessories 1 and the sentiment is also a cling stamp. The butterfly and flower are wood mount stamps.

Materials
1. Card stock - Hello Spring (Little Yellow Bicycle)
2. Stamps - Butterfly, Flower, Garden Accessories 1, Thinking of You (Denami)
3. Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento) Rose Red (Stampin' Up)

You should have come here from Leah's blog and from here you should go to the Ruza's Blog. If you want to start back from the beginning you can find all the blog hop participants at The Denami Blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Smile

I made this card for the current Cupcake Craft Challenge - Yellow & Grey. I saw these papers in my Studio Calico Card Kit paper pack and knew what I wanted to do. The letters are from Jenni Bowlin and I colored them grey with a Copic marker. The paper and ribbon are Basic Grey from Stampin' Up. Thanks for taking a look!


Here's my card. 


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hugs & Kisses Pillow Box

I made this decorated pillow box for a challenge on the Papertrey Ink - Capture the Moment Blog. The Challenge is to make wrapping paper or decorate a gift package. So, I decorated this pillow box. I meant to do it for another challenge they had last week and just never got a chance so I was glad to see this challenge! We were supposed to draw inspiration from a Pinterest Photo or any photo.

I'm using a Photo I found on Dawn McVey's Blog. I just loved the purple and red combo on this card. For my box I used Winter Wisteria and Hibiscus Burst papers and inks. (I haven't gotten the Pure Poppy yet because the inks have not been available - I can't wait until they are!!) The stamps I used are from a PTI set called Framed Out #11 and the I used the matching dies. I also used the XO die from PTI. My pillow box die is from Stampin' Up.

Here is my inspiration photo.


Here is my decorated pillow Box.


Bee Mine

I made this card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge - Be My Valentine and the current Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Cross My Heart. For the Lawnscaping Challenge I was inspired by all the pink and hearts and flowers in the picture and for the Moxie Fab Trigger I was inspired by the turquoise, white and pink and the hearts and flowers.  I used a stamp set by Lawn Fawn called Bee Mine. Thanks for stopping by!

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger


 Lawnscaping Inspiration Photo

Here's my card.

Materials
1. Card Stock - Confetti White, Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up), Pink - Hello Spring (LYB)
2. Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento)
3. Markers - Copic
4. Stamps - Bee Mine (Lawn Fawn)
5. Rhinestones - Blue (Queen & Co.)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Play Date Cafe #168


It time for a new color story at The Play Date Cafe. This week our colors are Cranberry, Raspberry, and Petal. Perfect for your last minute Valentine cards. However, I decided to make mine a Birthday Card because I've already made tons of Valentines and I always need birthday cards!

The ink and papers I used are from Stampin' Up. The stamps I used are from this week's FAB sponsor Avery Elle. If you haven't checked out their stamps yet, you should go take a look. They are awesome. I think you will love them. And, one lucky winner this week will win a great prize from Avery Elle!


Materials
1. Card stock - Select White (PTI) Rose Red, Regal Rose (Stampin' Up)
2. Inks - Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette (Stampin' Up)
3. Stamps - Fanfare, Knotty (Avery Elle)
4. Punches - Circle (Stampin' Up)


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Mini Candy Bar Wrappers

I made these mini candy bar wrappers using a stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps called Cover Ups. I stamped everything with Color Box inks in Cherry and Party Pink. I'm entering this into their Be Inspired #21 Challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Here are my wrappers.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

7 Days of Valentine Projects Day 7


Welcome to Day 7 of The 7 Days of Valentine Projects Blog Event. It's hard to believe our second Holiday Projects event is already over! We had so much fun and I hope you have enjoyed checking out all the fun Valentine Projects. If you missed any along the way, you check most of the out in one place on our new Pinterest board. You can find our board here.

You will find links to all the other participating bloggers below. Hopefully you can find time to look at their blogs and leave comments on any that inspire you. Happy Valentine Crafting!

Today I have simple CAS Valentine I made using a new stamp set by Technique Tuesday and designed by my friend Teri Anderson called Puffy Hearts. I used Hero Arts Neon Inks in Blue, Pink and Purple with the woodgrain heart. I love all the hearts in the set and I stamped a lot of neon hearts and I hope to make many more neon heart Valentines this week. 




Friday, February 1, 2013

7 Days of Valentine Projects Day 6


Welcome to Day 6 of The 7 Days of Valentine Projects Blog Event. Several crafty bloggers and I are posting Valentine projects every day for 7 days - just for fun.  We’re posting projects we made using products we like and hope they will give you some inspiration for your own Valentine craft projects. You will find links to all the other participating bloggers below. Hopefully you can find time to look at their blogs and leave comments on any that inspire you. Happy Valentine Crafting!!

NOTE: We have a new Pinterest Board where most of the participating designers are Pinning our 7 Days projects. Here is the link to the board. 

Today I have one card and I love this sweet image. I got it at my LSS. It's my first stamp from My Favorite Things and it's called "I Love You This Much - Jolinne." I colored her with Copics, framed her with a Nestabilities die and used Basic Grey Kissing Booth Papers. I don't color too much any more, but I really like to and this card was fun and relaxing to make.  Thanks for stopping by. I can't believe we only have one day left!! Tomorrow I'm going to brighten things up a bit so please be sure to stop by for our last day of The 7 Days of Valentines Projects Blog Event!!




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