Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Embrace happiness ... Flourishes!



Hi crafty friends!  I'm popping in today to share one final card I recently created for my 5th Guest Designer week at Flourishes!  This week's challenge is 'It's All In A Date' -- we're asked to create a card or project featuring two elements listed beside your birth month!
 

My birthday is in August, so I used bow and machine stitching on my card!!

 
I added two lovely Cream Leaf Pins to my floral nosegay along with glittered leaves and button twine.  A paper doilie was added along with Vintage Winter White and Mint Green Tea seam binding, a snipett of lace trim and three little pearls.
 
 
The banners were stamped using the Birthday Pennants stamp set and then I stamped a sentiment from the Berry Sweet set inside one of the banners.

Thank you to the sweet gals over at the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge DT for inviting me to create with them this month ... I had a blast and I hope you got some inspiration from my projects!

Thank you for visiting and leaving sweet comments!
Hugs!
xoxoxo


May You Have a Peek - GIVEAWAY!

It's the last day of April, so don't be a fool! Here is a peek at a project, that is sure to make you drool.
Tell me what do you think, what could it be? Leave me a guess, and you may win a template for FREE!


Here are the details:

My Time Made Easy is having their monthly release of new products tomorrow on May 1st. Check out all the amazing Pretty Packaging Templates My Time Made Easy has to offer HERE! There are OVER 100 to choose from. They offer templates in PDF (printer friendly) SVG, GSD, DXF, and WPC.

So take a look at all the project peeks each design team member has to share and leave a comment with each one of them. Every time you leave a comment at a blog it is another chance to win.  ONE person from EACH blog will be chosen randomly to win a FREE template of their choice! Winners
will be announced on May 2nd.

 GOOD LUCK!!  See you back here tomorrow with complete pictures of my project!!

Hugs!
xoxoxo


Monday, April 29, 2013

Garden Fresh ... TSTR #164!

Please click HERE to view my project for The Shabby Tea Room #164!

 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Love Letters ... TRR #52!

Please click HERE to view my card for this week's The Ribbon Reel #52!


Friday, April 26, 2013

Bloom Where You Are Planted ... Fusion #4!


Please click HERE to view my Guest Designer card for today's Fusion #4 challenge!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Congratulations ... with Flourishes!



Hi crafty friends!  I'm popping in today to share a card I recently created for my 4th Guest Designer week at Flourishes!  This week's challenge is 'Wedding' -- we're asked to create a card or project featuring a wedding theme!

I created a beautiful nosegay using some pretty paper and satin flowers, pearl trinket pins, white tulle, Cake Crumbs and Cameo Beige Sugar tea-stained seam binding, glittered leaves and Laurel Venise Ivory Lace.  The banner sentiment was stamped using the Wedded Bliss stamp set.


And I stamped a pretty silhouette of a couple dancing from the same set, die cut the image and then adhered it to a scalloped die cut piece of cardstock that I framed with champagne pearls and a white paper doile to complete the formal look of this card!  This little sweetie is so much prettier IRL!  Glitter never shows up very well in photographs for me ... the lady's dress just sparkles & shines!

I'll be back again next Tuesday with one final project to share for my April Guest Designer spot with Flourishes -- my how time flies when you're having fun!   I hope you'll come back to visit and see what I've created for next week's challenge!

Until then, happy stamping my friends!
Hugs!
xoxoxo
Challenges I was inspired by:
Catered Crop - glitter
The Ribbon Carousel #80 - showers & flowers
Paper Issues - serendipity
Pinspired #8 - photo inspo (wedding)

Monday, April 22, 2013

I {heart} U - TKJ #118!

Click HERE to view my project for The Kraft Journal #118 - 'Recycle and Reuse'

 

Amazing ... TSTR #163!

Please click HERE to view my project for this week's 'Spring Bliss' challenge at The Shabby Tea Room!

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Winner, winner ...

 Winner winner, chicken dinner!  The winner of the recent 'Comment to Win' contest held at Paper Sweeties is announced on the blog today!  A couple of quick little cards I made for some current challenges posted over there as well!

Facebook Fan Page contest continues - $25 gift certificate given out when we reach the next level of 650 fans!  Invite your friends to 'like' our page!

Pin to Win contest going on now through April 30th.  Visit the blog HERE to check out how you can pin us to win us -- $30 gift certificate given out on May 1st to one lucky pinner!


Hugs!
xoxo

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pin to WIN!!


Visit the Paper Sweeties blog to see how you can PIN to WIN!


Hugs!
xoxo


 

Sweet ... with Flourishes!

Please click HERE for today's Paper Sweeties post!


Hi crafty friends!  I'm popping in today to share a card I recently created for my 3rd Guest Designer week at Flourishes!  This week's challenge is 'Frame It' -- we're asked to create a card or project adding a frame to your main image!


I stamped a yummy cupcake image from the Let Them Eat Cake stamp set.  I added glitter to the frosting on the cupcake and then framed the image with a chipboard frame that I inked lightly with aqua paint and then added some sparklers and pearls to the frame.


I created a pretty nosegay with Paradise Aqua Mist and Cake Crumbs seam binding, sewing pins, a tulle flower and a 'sweet' tag!  On the bottom of my card I adhered a length of Laurel Venise Lace in Champagne


I'll be back again next Tuesday to share another little pretty something.  I hope you'll come back to visit and see what I've created for next week's challenge!

Until then, happy stamping my friends!
Hugs!
xoxoxo

Challenges:
The Ribbon Carousel #80 – showers and flowers
Catered Crop – glitter


Keep Looking UP ... Paper Sweeties Release Wrap Up!


Hello crafty friends!  I'm popping in today to share one final project I created for the Paper Sweeties April *new* Stamp Release!  I love this time of the year ... April showers bringing May flowers!!


I created a fun little spring scene using the Rainbows and Roses stamp set -- lots of whimsey and cuteness here!!  I colored the rainbow with Prisma pencils and then glittered the adorable little clouds with iridescent pink glitter!  I love those sweet little raindrops falling from the clouds!!


Please be sure to visit the Paper Sweeties blog to check out the amazing inspiration projects from the rest of the design team girls ... and be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post to check out the specials that end today!

Thanks for stopping by ... I hope this card inspires you to create something fun and springy today!
Hugs!
xoxoxo

Challenges I was inspired by:
Pinspired #7 - clouds and raindrops



Monday, April 15, 2013

Showered With Love ... Paper Sweeties April *new* Stamp Release!


This little 'sweetie' was created using these stamp sets from Paper Sweeties:



I paper pieced everything -- the clouds, rain slicker, boots, hat and puddle!  The umbrella was cut from a piece of Crate patterned paper.  I stamped the raindrops falling from the pink paper pieced clouds with versamark and then embossed them with white embossing powder!  I added some iridescent glitter to every other one to give them some sparkle and make them glisten against the soft, pastel patterned paper.  I added another bit of glitter to the heart in the sentiment and then adhered all my little paper pieces together to make the card come together!


Hop on over to the blog to check out the Sweeties Teamies' beautiful inspiration projects for today's April *new* stamp release party ... and all of the contests and giveaways offered as well!

Hugs!
xoxox

Challenges I was inspired by:
Pinspired #7 - clouds and raindrops










  
 
Ribbon Carousel #80 - showers and flowers with spooled item
Cupcake Inspirations #206 - photo inspired
Catered Crop - just add glitter
There She Goes #206 - just because


Spring Is Here ... TSTR #161!



Hi crafty friends!  Click HERE to peek at my project for The Shabby Tea Room #162 - 'Pretty Shabby'!


Hugs!
xoxoxo

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Bloom Where You Are Planted ... TRR #51!

Hello friends!  Visit HERE to view my card for The Ribbon Reel #51 - 'Feeling Blue'!


Hugs!
xoxox

A Dream is a Wish ... Paper Sweeties Sneak Peeks Day #2!

Hello crafty friends!  I'm popping in today to share a project I recently created for the Paper Sweeties April *new* Stamp Release!


This bright and spring-y card is full of sparkle and shine ... and makes me smile!


I used these *new* sets which will be available in the shop on the 15th:

Beautiful
Make Today Beautiful


I added some delicious washi tape from The Kraft Outlet, beautiful rhinestone and pearl flourishes and three sweet crepe paper blooms I recently picked up at Target!


Please visit the Paper Sweeties blog to peek at the lovely inspiration projects created by the rest of the design team girls - beautiful!!  And then I hope you'll visit again tomorrow for our BIG Release Party Fun and Festivities!!  Lots of inspiration, goodness to share ... and a couple contests and giveaways too!  See you then!

Challenge I was inspired by:
Mojo Monday #288 - sketch
Ribbon Carousel #80 - showers & flowers
Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger - Magical Magnolias