Wednesday, August 28, 2013

DeNami Product Spotlight Blog Hop - Peacock Feathers

Hello Sweet Friends!

Today DeNami Design is spotlighting the Peacock Feathers from the latest release in July. You get a 10% savings for one week only! It's also a Design Team Blog Hop and I am your LAST STOP on the HOP!  Hopefully you have hopped along the way and left a comment for your chance to win this stamp set! If you are just wondering in, no problem, you can find the list below!
I started with stamping the Peacock Feathers in white pigment ink, set with white embossing powder, then fussy cut around the edges. Next I layered them on top of a die-cut focal image which was stamped using the Medium Dot Circle, You're a Treasure sentiment and Mini Solid Filigree at the top.

I hope you comment before you go! You could be the proud new owner of this stamp set!!!
I am joining at Little Red Wagon - At least three layers
Thanks for hopping by today!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

DeNami August Pin-spired #2

Hi and welcome to the DeNami August Pin-spired showcase. 

{I am also excited to share that this colorful creation was given the Super Nova Award at Paper Craft Star on 8/27/13 Thank You Ladies!}

Have you been enjoying the DeNami Pin-spired post this year?  I still really enjoy both creating and seeing how the other ladies were inspired by the Pin-spired photos.

Here is what I created....

Here is the inspiration photo...
I started by pulling the colors in the inspiration photo from my scrap pile and stamping the Medium Polka Dots in coordinating inks on each of the strips. I added a ric rac border between the colors. I then randomly stamped the Polka Dot Butterfly on the right side of the card front.
 Finally, I added the You're the best sentiment in black ink among the butterflies. 

Be sure to check out a few of my teammates who have created something fabulous with this "Pin-spired" photo.

Linking up at: Link Up Tuesday - Linky Party, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Paper Craft Star - Colors

You won't want to miss their takes! PLUS something tells me you may want to head to the DeNami Facebook page featuring some of the stamps highlighted today. 
Hugs and Smiles,

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Ribbon Reel #60 Baby Blessings

Hey there!

{Delighted that this was selected for Spotlight Artist at the City Crafter Challenge on 8/20/13}

It's time for a new challenge at The Ribbon Reel. Sarah is our host and she would would like us to create a card for a BABY inspired by the photograph using the colors in the inspiration photo plus Ribbon and Twine of course. :-)

Here is what I have to share for you today! 
I created a mini shaped card. I don't make these too often so it was nice to change things up a bit. I took the direction of the zebra rug and decided to use a sweet little Zebra from Paper Smooches Zoo Crew.

I created a double bow using these supplies from
The Ribbon Reel:
Below you will find the inspiration photo! I can't wait to see what you create!

Please head over to The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog to see what the other talented ladies have created for you.  We hope you join us in the gallery over the next two weeks for your chance to win some Ribbon Reel goodness. 

I am joining in at City Crafters Challenge - Blessings, Sunday {Fun}day - Linky Party, Link It Up Tuesday - Linky Party, Just B Creative Crazy - Just Because Linky Party, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #23 Happy Birthday!

Hey Hey!

I can't even begin to tell you when the last time I posted a card just to post a card. I seriously have not had a moment to spare and have just been working on design team work! Which is fine because I am still doing what I love, but every now and then it's great to steal some time just cuz! Well, I am TOTALLY getting this under the wire for the BIG BIRTHDAY BASH at the 10 MINUTE CRAFT DASH, so I couldn't let it go without making an attempt. This is for you Paulina! :-))))

Since I saw the theme, I pretty much knew what I wanted to do and the papers to use, but couldn't get the time to actually get it done. Granted it should only take 10, but it has to be 10 minutes uninterrupted which isn't happening in my house right now! 

Well, last night was the night, but the second part of this crazy crafty life is blogging and editing pictures and that had to be done later. So here I am just getting this in under the wire. 

With that said, here we go!

First here is what I gathered for supplies. I pretty much stuck to most of it. I did change out the twine, added glitter, needed scallop punch,,and washi tape.  See even during the creative process of planning it changes in a time crunch. 
Here is what I ended up with! (Thank goodness, you don't see the glitter mess off to the side)

I had time to spare and I am not sure how. Oh, I had wanted to add something to the top of my cupcake (like a cherry that comes in this set or a button, but ugh I knew if I pushed it then I would blow it)
I started by working on the hardest thing first, and that was stamp and paper piece the cupcake image.I cut down a piece of white cardstock and added a scallop trim in coordinating polka-dotted patterned paper to the bottom. I added the washi tape, and then stamped my greeting. 

My cupcake needed some zing, so I added some chunky glitter and added to the panel with foam mounting tape. Using more foam tape, I added the panel to the center of the card. Lastly, I took a length of Baker's Twine and wrapped it around the card front and tied in a bow adding a button!
Time to complete 9:04.8 WHEW!
The stamps I used are by Hero Arts - Cupcakes

I am also joining Link It Up Tuesday - Linky Party, Sunday {Fun}day - Linky Party, Just B Creative Crazy - Just Because Linky Party!
Thanks for dropping in~
Hugs and Blessings!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Paper Sweeties August Post Rewind

It's the last day of the Paper Sweeties August release. The stamps hit the store yesterday and today the design team is sharing one more day of inspiration showing you how previously released stamps work well with the newly released. 
 I started with a Brown Kraft Cover Weight card base onto which I added my colorful summertime patterned paper.  A doily was placed to the left side of the card adding a die-cut oval in pink polka-dotted paper on top. Sopie is wearing a summertime outfit from the set Mahalo.
Sopie is wearing a birthday hat, holding a balloon, and a birthday package ready to celebrate.  A length of green satin ribbon was wrapped around the lower portion of the card front and tied into a fussy bow adding a button and twine bow. The sentiment is from You Make Me Smile.
Please be sure to stop by the Paper Sweeties Blog and the rest of this talented team to see one more Paper Sweeties creation!  

I am also joining in at Sunday {fun}day, Linky Party, Link It Up Tuesday - Linky Party, Just B Creative Crazy - Just Because Linky Party.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at the new creations for Paper Sweeties the last few days! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Paper Sweeties August Release Day!

Well, have you been checking out the Paper Sweeties August Release?  The new release is now available in the shoppe! Today we continue on with more samples from the Design Team and tomorrow we will be back to wrap up the release with some old and new! :-)
Today I used a bright white card base to make the pretty colorful colors pop!  I added another white panel which host lots of different textures. Using one of the new Borders released today, I stamped the top of the panel in a pretty green ink and embellished with pink rhinestones.  In the center I added a little ribbon treatment and button embellishment.
For my focal image, I stamped the birthday cake on blue patterned paper layered on a white scalloped square onto which I placed a pink and white polk-a-dot fabric square.   Lastly, I added lace trim just above the colorful patterned paper for balance and a finishing touch. 
I hope you will take a visit to the rest of the design team! They would love to hear your thoughts!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Apples and Pears - DeNami Product Spotlight!

Hi ya!

(This is my second card of the day, for my Paper Sweeties Day 2 Shabby card click here.)

Today DeNami Design is spotlighting the Apples and Pears stamp set. You get a 10% savings for one week only! 
I started with a black card base onto which I added my layered patterned pieces adding at the top fold. For my stamped images, I started by stamping the Small Scallop Circle with white ink onto black cardstock. Next, I took the Apple and Pears stamp set and used the outline image and stamped the center. All images were embossed to bring out the contrast of the white and black.   I then stamped the Decorative Crest Circle the same way and added to the center of the card using alpha beads to spell out Friend. 
Be sure to check out what the other DeNami Design Team members have created for you! 

I am joining in at Link Up Tuesday - Linky Party, Sunday {Fun}day - Linky Party
Thanks for popping by!

Paper Sweeties August Release Day 2

Hi there and welcome back to Day 2 of the Paper Sweeties August release! I hope you made your rounds to the talented ladies yesterday to see what they created for you this month! The Design Team will continue to feature more delightful creations over the next few days for what will be available tomorrow on the 15th

Here is what I will be sharing with you today!
My focal image is this beautiful stamp that comes in the set to be released called: You Are which I have stamped in white ink on Lunch Bag Kraft and heat set and embossed with white embossing powder. I fussy cut and placed it so the doily was just peeking out the top. This is another set that allows you to create your own sentiments. I made a banner stamping my customized sentiment You Are Remarkable! For an embellishing touch, a white button and triple twine bow was created just left of the sentiment.  

You will want to check out the rest of the Paper Sweeties Design Team to see what they have created with the new release.  You can also find the list here to visit their blogs and leave them some love.

I am joining in at Link Up Tuesday - Linky Party, Sunday {Fun}day - Linky Party, Just B Creative Crazy - Just For Fun Linky Party.
Join me tomorrow for more Paper Sweeties inspiration!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Paper Sweeties August Release Day 1


It's exciting times this month at Paper Sweeties as the Shoppe turns 1 this month! Yay! Lots of celebrating going on! It's also time for the newest release for August! 

I have a sweet little Thank You card to share using Abigail giving her a new outfit from Thank You Berry Much
This set is actually packed full of sweet little sentiment builders. A total of 17 clear stamps in all. 

I added some sweet glitter to Abigail's strawberry in the center of her outfit as well to the bow in her hair! Nothing like a little end of summer glitz! :-) Strawberry designer paper is the perfect backdrop for this card finishing off with a triple saddle stitched bow!

I hope you enjoyed this sweet little share today! Please hop on over to the Paper Sweeties blog and to the other talented ladies on the Design Team to get more peeks at what they made with the new release that will be available August 15th.
I am joining in at Link Up Tuesday - Linky Party, Sunday {Fun}day - Linky Party, D.L. Art - August Linky Party, Just B Creative Crazy - Just for Fun Linky Party
Enjoy the rest of your summer day!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

DeNami Designs August Blog Hop - Sweet and Simple

Welcome to the DeNami Design August Sweet and Simple Blog Hop! 
Did you come from Larissa's blog?
If you just wondered in, no worries, you will want to follow along
from the start at the DeNami Blog to have your chance at winning one of the TWO 
DeNami Gift Certificates up for grabs just for hopping with us today!
When I think of Sweet and Simple, I think of the many sweet little 
images DeNami has, so I went with the sweet sail boat from
the Petit Fours set Under The Sea.
I finished off by stamping my sentiment in black ink
in the lower center of the card front.
Now it's time to hop on over to see what sweet and talented Stacy has created to inspire you by!
Edit to add: I am joining in at Little Scrap Pieces - Day at the Beach (Thanks Lisa), Fun-day Friday - Water Theme
Thanks for coming by today to hop along with us! 

Friday, August 9, 2013

DeNami Photo Tutorial - Bleach Stamping

It's my turn, to do a tutorial on the DeNami Design Blog, I'll be sharing about bleach stamping. 

Please come check out how I made the background for this card! :-)

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will go check out the DeNami Design Blog and let me know what you think!

I am joining in at Link Up Tuesday - Linky Party

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Elegant You're A Treasure

Hello friends!

Today it's my turn to share a card over on the DeNami blog.  It's a classically clean card, but the images give it some elegance. A card perfect to send to a a friend you adore or to someone who has been there for you! 
The Stamps I used:
J 139 Elegant Floral Arch
I took a length of white grosgrain ribbon and wrapped it around the card front and created a tab embellished with a black button from the Halloween Boutique Collection to complete the look.
Thanks for letting me share with you today! Head over to DeNami Design to see what items you might want to add to your collection!

I am personally adding this to My Craft Spot - Clean And Simple!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and Smiles!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Ribbon Reel # 59 - Thanks

Good Evening!

**So honored that Jill featured this card 8/11/13 Sunday {Fun}day Feature!**

It's time for another challenge at The Ribbon Reel. I know I have been off the radar lately. Sorry about that. 

Michelle is our host this week, and she ask that you use the colors in the photo and chevrons and flowers. 

Here is what I have for you!
The products that I used from The Ribbon Reel Store are:
I used a sentiment from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler. 
It is one of my favorite stamps, and is well loved!
I always need Thank You notes! 
Here is the inspiration photo to inspire you with! 
Please head over to The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog to see what the other talented ladies have created for you.  We hope you join us in the gallery over the next two weeks for your chance to win some Ribbon Reel goodness. 

I am joining in at Sunday {Fun}day - Linky Party
Have a good week!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

PSSIC10 - For Your New Nest


(I am honored that this was featured at Link Up Tuesday on 8/6/13 Thank You so Much)

I have a shabby little card for you today using the latest sketch from Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspirational Challenge

I started with a Brown Kraft Cover Weight card base onto which I added my patterned papers from My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Bluebell collection. A panel of Brown Kraft Cover Weight card stock was added to the center of the polka-dotted paper adding my embellishing of paper roses and leaves and a flower which I have cut from burlap and embellished with a vintage button and a twine bow.  I wrapped a length of gold shear May Arts ribbon around the card face and tied off in a fussy bow adding a twine bow and bird's nest to the center. 
The finishing touch was adding the sentiment from Paper Sweeties Sending Springtime to the lower right corner of the card. 

Now here is this month's sketch to get you started! 
We hope to see you join along in the challenge this month for your chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate for some Paper Sweetie Goodness! 

I am joining in over at Link Up Tuesday Linky Party, 3 Girl Jam - Anything Goes With Ribbon, D.L. Art - Linky Party, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes!

Hugs and Blessings!