Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hedgehog LOVE


Happy Sunday! 

The February "mood board" over at Craftin' Desert Divas Gallery on Facebook is chalk-full of "lovely" goodness....lol...there's hearts, coffee, red berries, burlap, etc. etc. Here is a pic of the wonderful inspirational jump off point for cards:

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I decided to go with the overall 'LOVE' theme for my card this week and I wanted to showcase this super sweet hedgehog:




I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

AUD Sentiments - Animal + sentiment
Crafty Calendar - LOVE is in the Air
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Products I used on my card:











Thank you so much for stopping in today! I hope your Sunday is an awesome one - full of crafty goodness and maybe some relax time ;) Cheers!

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

"Feline Good" with The Project Bin

 

I am back today to share with you a new stamp/die set from The Project Bin....

Feline Good

Feline Good


My card is pretty straight forward - I stamped the cute kitty and colored her with my Copic Markers and wanted the main focal point to be the kitty so I kept the design very clean and simple. 

Here's a closer look:


Thank you so much for popping in to my blog today - I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
AUD Sentiments - Animals + Sentiment

I'll be back next Saturday with a new share from The Project Bin.


If you're not familiar with The Project Bin,
they specialize in wonderful sentiment stamps.

They're clear photopolymer and stamp as crisp as can be!
Each set has multiple stamps, and 
"A Way With Words."

Here are all the links you'll need:




Thursday, February 23, 2017

4 CC #339 {Stencils}

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday!

The challenge hostess in the hen house is ME this week and I am so excited to see the gallery full of awesome projects that feature the use of STENCILS!

4 CC #339 {STENCILS}


For my background (polka dots) paper, I used a spray stencil from Heidi Swapp but I used a sponge dauber instead and filled the holes with die ink....so fun!!


STAMPS: So Sweet of You - Paper Sweeties
INK: Island Indigo - Stampin' Up!, Teal and Lime Green from Craft Smart
PAPER: Whisper White, Island Indigo
EXTRAS: With Love sweet cuts die and Thanks die - Paper Sweeties, flowers

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Craft Rocket Challenges - Anything Goes
Craftin' With an Attitude - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the HEN HOUSE and check out what the other Chicks have created for you using our Stencils challenge. CHEERS!!


Monday, February 20, 2017

Merry Monday #236 {stockings!}


Happy "Merry Monday" everyone!

This week, it is my turn to play challenge hostess and I'm looking for STOCKINGS on your cards :)  Here's my inspiration photo:


I let the designer paper do all the work for me this week - and i added a gorgeous sentiment from The Project Bin...



Thanks so much for stopping in today to see what I've been up to - be sure to hop on over to the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog HERE to see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for you - link up your project in the gallery as well - I'd love to see what you create! Cheers!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Coffee Time Bunny


Happy Sunday! 

The February "mood board" over at Craftin' Desert Divas Gallery on Facebook is chalk-full of "lovely" goodness....lol...there's hearts, coffee, red berries, burlap, etc. etc. Here is a pic of the wonderful inspirational jump off point for cards:

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I went with the tan colors, red heart and COFFEE ;) This little cutie made it very easy too!


Craftin' Desert Divas products used:





Thank you so much for stopping in today! I hope your Sunday is an awesome one - full of crafty goodness and maybe some relax time ;) Cheers!

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Guest Designing with SAS 4 Kids!

Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog

I am so honored to be a Guest Designer for Send a Smile 4 Kids! Here is what they are all about:

Send A Smile 4 Kids is a charitable blog created for the purpose of collecting donated handmade cards to be distributed to children while they are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals. Currently we are donating them to eight children's hospitals in the USA and to several hospitals in Canada through our sister Canadian chapter of SAS4Kids.  On any given day, there are many children inpatient in these hospitals so we would love to receive as many cards as you can send to cheer them and their families. The kids may also use your cards as Thank You Notes to the nurses and doctors and to give to parents or relatives on special days like birthdays or Mothers or Fathers Day.  Any cards appropriate for children are welcome including any holiday (not religious specific please except to the Illinois location) and happy any day cards.

This cause means a great deal to me as I have had a niece and nephew who have needed The Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, CANADA. My nephew still frequently visits and works closely with The Stollery to help him with his T1 Diabetes. There are kids in the hospital who cannot leave for special occasions or holidays etc., so it's nice for us to donate cards that THEY can give their parents, caregivers, friends, and nurses/doctors. So, if you ever get a chance, consider donating! Here is the Canadian contact person's info:

To contact SAS4Kids (Canada), email Shelley at: cardsforkidscanada@yahoo.ca

Your handmade cards can be sent to any of the following addresses:

SAS4K (Canada) c/o Gail Hislop
12256 233A Street
Maple Ridge, BC
V2X 0P7

SAS4K (Canada) c/o Dawn Frost
4825-11A Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T6L 4A5 



The theme this week is "Easter or Spring" and Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring. I used the super cute Bugaboo Brat "Bugs" to make my card. Here's a close up of her colored with my Copic Markers:


Thank you so much for stopping in today - be sure to check out the SAS 4 Kids blog for more amazing creations by the Design Team and to link up your card! We'd love to have you! xoxoxo



Sending THANKS with The Project Bin

Happy Saturday everyone! 

Today I am sharing another project using The Project Bin stamps. I decided to make a thank you card...One can never send out too many of those - saying thank you is so fun and always received well - the world needs more of them I feel....



This sentiment is from the Autumn's Calling set:

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The fonts in this set are SO PRETTY and I love all the flourishes and extra stamps that come along with the sayings! I decided to emboss my sentiment with winter white embossing powder:


Thank you so much for stopping in today - I will be back next Saturday with another installment from TPB! Take care!




Thursday, February 16, 2017

4 CC #338 {Charms}

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday everyone!

This week, our challenge hostess is Tamie and she's wanting to see CHARMS on your cards:

4 CC #338 {CHARMS}


My card was created at our monthly stamping group night, such pretty colors!!


All products used for this card are Stampin' Up! and are available through my demo, Diane....

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the HEN HOUSE and check out what the rest of the Chicks have "charmed" you with ;) Cheers!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties February 2017 New Release Rewind!


Welcome to the Paper Sweeties New Release Rewind! I hope you have enjoyed our reveals featuring our newest stamp/die sets this month! 

Hoppy Easter
Sweet Cuts Hoppy Easter


My card started out with some gold embossing with our "Happy" and "Sweet Borders" stamp sets. Then I added some pattern paper piecing in my Easter eggs from our Hoppy Easter set and popped them up for some dimension. I added some paper flowers dipped in gold and wa-laaa! Pretty! 


Please be sure to check out what the rest of my Paper Sweeties team mates have created for you - sooo much amazing talent - then be sure to hop on over to the Paper Sweeties shop and start your happy shopping! :) 


Thank you so much for joining us for our February release! We also hope you join us for the February Challenge over on the Paper Sweeties Inspiration page on Facebook! The challenge is "Anything Goes" and there is a lovely gift certificate and Guest Design Team spot for the winner! Hope to see you there!




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties February 2017 Release Party!


Are you ready to P-A-R-T-Y?! It's "release day" over at Paper Sweeties!

The new stamp set and sweet cuts dies are absolutely ADORABLE and a perfect addition to our Basket stamp/die or to use alone to make an Easter/Spring card.


Here's a link to each of the new releases:


Please be sure to check out what the rest of my Paper Sweeties team mates have created for you using this months stamps and sweet cuts:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Nancy Salkeld

I hope that you have enjoyed today's release party revealings and tomorrow we will be finishing up with a Release Rewind - be sure to tune in! 

Remember that our Monthly Challenge is still going through the rest of February and we'd love to have you play along...you may be the winner of a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties shop and a Guest Designer for the following month! 



Products used on my card:


Monday, February 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties February 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today is a very special and FUN day - we are starting the sneaky peeks for our February Release over at Paper Sweeties!


The new products being released:

Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter 
Basket Add-on: Sweet Cuts - Hoppy Easter

Here's the card I made using the new stamps/dies:


I incorporated the new set and dies with our Basket stamp/die and they go hand-in-hand:


I stamped all my images (bunny, bow, eggs, bowtie, sentiment banner) and colored them up with my Copic Markers then die cut everything out and assembled my basket. Isn't he just the cutest?!? 


Please be sure to check out what the rest of my Paper Sweeties team mates have created for you using this months stamps and sweet cuts:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Remember that our Monthly Challenge is still going through the rest of February and we'd love to have you play along...you may be the winner of a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties shop and a Guest Designer for the following month! 



Products used on my card: