Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown- Recipe

Tuesday Throwdown has a recipe this week: One image, One egg and One Designer Paper + these colors:
Our Sponsor is Meljens- who generously supplied images for the challenge. (I used Easter Bunny ).

Here is my take on the challenge:
 I used a sketch challenge from Sketch Saturday. The sentiment is by Create With TLC.
I also want to join in the challenges at  Pile it on- Easter/Spring  and Robyn's Fetish Easter card.  Challenge Up Your Life has an Easter challenge, and My Sheri Craft wants Easter Wishes. Over at The Outlawz, there is a Monochromatic challenge. Jo's Scrap Shack has a Happy Easter  challenge.  Cute Card Thursday has an Easter challenge.

Please stop by the Tuesday Throwdown Blog to see what the other DT members have created.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sweet Stamps- Quarterfold Card

I wanted to try the Quarter Fold Challenge at SweetStamps this week, as I have never tried this before- it was so quick and easy to put together!
 There is a tutorial on Splitcoast for this card design HERE

 My card shows so many things Easter- The Cross, Peeps, an Easter Basket and decorated Easter eggs  and inside:
 A cute bunny too anxious for treats to wait!

The Supply list is on my post over on the SweetStamps Blog- all linked to the Store : )

Freshly Brewed Designs- Bunnies (inside and out)
Creative Card Crew- Easter Critters (Bunnies)

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

....Baby Makes Three

I made a card for the Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge.  We received a sweet image called,       " Cute Elephant with Baloon Bird" from Gerda Steiner Designs this month.

I thought the image would be perfect for a baby card. I used the Sketch from Cheerful Sketches #22- and it worked so perfectly with the elephant image. The Sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I colored the image with Copics, and added a little "0" on a towel and blotted over the image for texture. I added Memory Box butterfly die and used a Cheery Lynn die for cutting out the image. The DP is Bo Bunny from my stash.

Sketch Challenge- Cheerful Sketches #22
Crafting Cafe- Welcome Baby
Kitty Bee Designs- Baby

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tie it Together

It is a new week...and there is snow on the ground again!

I wanted to show a fun way to use bits and pieces of left over technique pieces in your stash.  It is a Technique Junkies technique from the 12/15 (very last) newsletter called Tie it Together.

I bet you are thinking my stash bin would be all pink and blue : )  I added Gold ribbon, Gold rhinestones and a Gold embossed sentiment from the Technique Junkies stamp line. 

Hope you have a great week- Stay warm

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Blog Candy Winner

Sweet Stamps Blog Hop is HERE

Tanks to all who stopped by and joined in the blog candy.  I am happy the items I have as extra's will be loved!

Winner is #4 Lisa F

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Blog Candy

For the Sweet Stamps New Release Blog Hop, scroll down or Click HERE

Still sorting- thought this would be a great combo of candy.
Background stamp (never used) plus a Technique Junkies CD (I have two of these).

Although it would be nice if you were a follower, it is not necessary.

If you post this candy on your sidebar, come back and enter again and put SB behind your name.
Click on text below for the link to join in:

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

SweetStamps- 3/20 New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the SweetStamps.com Sweeties Spring Release Blog Hop!!

We have some fun new clear stamp sets, great new Piccolos and some new stencils!! You can check out all the new products HERE!!
**And if you missed us mentioning, we also now have our Glam Girls in Digital form!  Which can be found HERE!!
You should have arrived her from Roxie's blog.  If you haven't and would like to hop with us, please go back to the Sweet Stamps Blog to start at the beginning!

I had fun and made 2 cards:
 I used the Easter Ornament Clear set,and if you look closely, you will see the ornament contains tiny flowers, birds and bunnies. I love the swirly intricate design of this image!

 This image is from a set called Easter Baskets. I made the background with Distress Inks and also made the ribbon to match. The image is colored with Copics and the bow on the bunny is paper pieced with a piece of that background. The DP is My Minds Eye.
 The trio of eggs is from the new Piccolo release. I used my three go to Enamel EP- Aged WHite, Turquoise Lagoon and Cranberry Wine.

***Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose 12 winners from all the comments made***

Commenters/ Hoppers have until 11:55 PM EST Sunday night to leave comments, Winners will be announced with the start of our next Challenge Monday!

Your next stop in the hop is Teresa's blog!  We hope you are inspired all along the way!
Happy Hopping


Sweet Stamps "Lucky"

Today is my Father's 87th Birthday!  I think I am 'Lucky' to still have him around- so this is my interpretation of the "lucky" challenge this week at Sweet Stamps : )

 I wanted to use a Green shade, as my Dad is 100% Irish. I cherish each visit I have with him (and my Mother) these days : )

Products I used from the SweetStamps.com Store:
Monogram Alphabet Clear Set HERE
Flourishes Stamp HERE
Family Clear Stamps HERE
Agean and Montego Bay Spots HERE
Memento Black Memento Black Ink HERE
SC100 Lace Circle Sweet Stamps Die HERE
Coordinations cardstock Teal Blues and Out to Sea HERE
Wink of Stella HERE
Braided Borders Piccolo accent HERE

Addicted to Stamps and More- AG
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Eureka- Green
Get Creative- Green
Great Impressions- Go Green
Pile it on- Use 3 of Something- Pearls

Thanks for stopping by!

We are having a Blog Hope for our March 20th New Release tomorrow- hope you will stop by- we will have 12 winners!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown- More than One Fold (Card or Project)

Happy St Patrick's Day!  I decided to combine my Tuesday Throwdown Project with GREEN today.
Our Sponsor is Creations by AR
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 I finally took the time to get out my Silhouette Cameo and had a blast!
 And, 'head on' :

The cut file is called Fore the Golfer.  The DP is by Recollections. This was a quick and easy project to make.  A really cool feature of the cut files using the Cameo is that the fold lines are cut as perforated lines so it folds really easily. The files also come as a PDF, where you can cut out the files and score the lines as well.

 My hubby is a golfer, and I gave this to him- it is putting a smile on his face : )

 Stop by the Tuesday Throwdown Blog to see the rest of the DT creations!

All Craft Challenge- Anything But a Card
Creative Cutting Challenge- St Patrick''s Day
2015 World Wide Open DT Challenge
Anything But a Card- Green

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sweet Stamps- Anything Goes

 When I first met Sweet Stamps, the thing that grabbed my attention was the Parchment stamping.  I saw Stacey doing parchment stamping and embossing, and I just HAD to buy the supplies and give it a go! (HERE is a Pintrest video link) I also love the elegant Parchment stamps in the store for card making too!

 I just love the elegance the parchment piercing adds to a card.
 And, around the outer border, I rubbed the stylus over the parchment on the metal piercing plate, and it leaves a dotted pattern on the vellum. The image is colored from behind with Copics.

 If you are not into Parchment, the images make lovely cards as well : )

 Here are the products I used from the SweetStamps.com store:
Pansy Layers Frame HERE
Embossing Ink HERE
White Embossing Powder HERE
Queens Gold EP HERE
Piercing Mat HERE and Embossing Pad HERE
Piercing Grid HERE
Parchment Vellum HERE
Stylus Tools HERE
Piercing Tool HERE
Anti Static pad HERE
Forget Me Not Spot HERE
Copic Sketch Markers HERE
Rhinestones HERE
God Bless sentiment-Simple Greetings HERE
Lavenders Coordinations Cardstock HERE

Challenges for my cards:
Creative Moments- Spring Greens
Mod Squad Challenge- Beautiful Blooms
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Color Throwdown- color challenge
Card Mania- Spring

SweetStamps challenge this week is Anything Goes- come join us HERE!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


 I joined in an ATC swap with ladies from the Technique Junkies. All we have to do is use any TJ technique- could be from a newsletter or a CD.

 I used a technique from the Stencil CD called Distress removal.  Images are all from Technique Junkies Stamps.

 This was made by Willow Ciarrochi. Willow used the Stained Embossing technique.

 Dawn Tinkham used Background Gelatos using stamps by Studio 112.

Elizabeth Hulse used Pressed Stains- the color is more of a light berry red IRL.

 Holly Brown used the Gelato Drips technique. Stamps by Technique Junkies.

Priscilla LaBranche used the Glazed Embossing technique.

Finally, Swap hostess Beth Cutwright used the Venitian Blinds technique
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 I love having samples of techniques I may not have had an opportunity to try yet. I think this was a really
great swap!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sweet Stamps- New to store-Digi's

I love that Sweet Stamps has decided to add Digital Images to the store, especially as I like to make ATC's.

 This ATC is 2.5" x 3.5" . I used Distress Inks for the background and Distress inks and Copic Sketch markers to color in the digi image.  I fussy cut out the image and just added a border of cardstock behind her.
 I love how the ATC turned out, so decided to make a card-A2 sized for the fun of it.

 This card uses the Stamp 'Glam Girl Claire'.  I have an old blue Schwinn, so had to make her bike blue: )

Products I used from the Sweet Stamps Store:
Claire Digi and Claire Stamp HERE
Black Tuxedo Memento ink HERE
Distress Markers HERE
Copic Sketch Markers HERE
Distress Inks HERE
Victorian Stencil Art Stencil and ATC stencil HERE
Rhinestones- Champaigne HERE
Carnivale Border HERE

We hope you will join us in the challenge at Sweet Stamps this week- Girly

Addicted to Stamps and More- CAS
Penny's Paper Crafty- One for the Girls/Female card
Simon Says Stamp- Special Lady/Girly
Word Art Wednesday- AG
2015 World Wide DT Challenge

I have to share a pic of my husband and I biking recently in Florida- so nice to get away from the cold and snow for a few days!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Blog Candy Winner 3/4

Random.org  picked 3/10 , so my first Blog Candy winner is Maxine.

Congrats Maxine

Thanks to all who joined in- stay tuned- more to come : )


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Craft Room Clean Out Blog Candy

I am moving my craft room, and thought I would offer Blog Candy for some items I have not used or have gently used.

 My first giveaway is this Stamp set and stamper by Just Rite.  It is unused.

I would love it if you were a follower, but it is not necessary.
I will mail anywhere in the world.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday Throwdown-Circles

The challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week is Circles. Our Sponsor for this week is Robyn's Fetish, who has generously offered images to the DT for the challenge. 

  I used Babette the Bunny for my card.  The image is cut out with Stitched Circle die, and I used an Out of the Box technique for cutting it out, I colored the image with Copics. 
  I used a 1" circle Punch for the background and punched using Bo Bunny Gabriella DP. 
  The Sentiment is from Create with TLC

 Stop by the Tuesday Throwdown Blog to see what my teamies have created for the circles challenge!


Thanks for stopping by!