Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
I was able to use my bird punch on this next really simple card. The paper is Greenhouse Gala, and the cardstock is pink pirouette and chocolate chip. The sentiment is from Versatile Verses, and I used Nestabilities.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Visit the Woodware USA blog for daily inspiration and samples using these super cute stamps!!
My second project today is also school-related, and it uses the adorable School Days set from Pure Innocence by My Favorite Things. I used this week's SSSC82 sketch, but I missed the deadline to post. This is the kind of week that I have had. We are still adjusting to our new schedule...who would have thought it could be so hard! The designer paper is from June Bug by Basic Grey, and the black cardstock is from Stampin' Up. I have also entered this card and treat box into the Stamp Something challenge this week--Back to School Something.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I leave you with my kindergartner. She practically bounced out of bed she was so excited! I was strong and held back the tears, but I was definitely sobbing inside!!
Paper: Poppy Parade DSP and CS, Night of Navy DSP and CS by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: MS butterfly punch; Copic markers; Spica glitter pens; SU ribbon; CM oval cutting system; Nestabilities; rhinestone stickers
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
We would love to have you join us this week at Party Time Tuesdays for challenge #13...don't forget that it is a birthday card with a birthday-esque sentiment on the front. Link it up HERE so that we may come and visit!! We have a guest designer this week...Kimberly!
Stamps: Pure Innocence; Vintage Labels by Stampin' UP
Paper: Sugar Rush by Basic Grey; Certainly Celery, Choc. Chip by SU
Ink: Choc. Chip by SU; Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Prima flower; Nestabilities; Copic markers; SU ribbon
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Last Saturday, I was so fortunate to be able to work at the Woodware USA stand at the CKC-Charlotte event. I was able to meet fans of Woodware and introduce new people to these amazing stamps. For those of you reading this whom I met, thank you for being so kind and upbeat. It was wonderful to meet all of you!
A little announcement about the future of Woodware USA at these wonderful scrapbooking/stamping expos...they are now teaming up with Tessler Stamps, and they will be carrying Woodware USA stamps. Not only can you purchase the stamps at the shows through them, but they sell amazing supplies for all of your stamping/scrapbooking needs. So, stop in and say "hi" to them!
Stamps: Jungle Pals by Woodware USA
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, and Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Creamy Caramel by SU
Accessories: Basic Grey ribbon; Sizzix embossing folder; copic markers;
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Hello my happy flutterers!! Is that a word? Well, it should be…it’s kind of fun to say!! Today is Flutter By Wednesday challenge #118. Wow, that is a lot of challenges under our belts! We have a fun challenge this week…it’s a recipe, and it isn’t even fattening!! Here it is:
1 part sparkle
2 parts designer paper
3 parts buttons or gems
That is a simple recipe, right? It’s even less than you would find in a 4 ingredient cookbook. And, I kept my card simple. I didn’t even use copic markers this time…just watercolor with ink and a brush pen. It was fun!! So, what are you waiting for? Join in, and post your creation HERE. Don’t forget to include either a butterfly, fairy, or angel. I’m still waiting for a card that somehow incorporates all three. Would that be a trifecta or what?
Stamps: Butterflies and sentiment by Impression Obsession
Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, and
Rich Razzleberry CS by Stampin’ Up
Ink: Rich Razzleberry by SU
Accessories: Creative Memories oval cutter; Nestabilities; bling
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Stamps: Mary and Friends by Woodware USA
Paper: Love Me Do by My Mind’s Eye; Riding Hood
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; metal pearls;
Thursday, August 12, 2010
You’ve likely heard by now, but Paper Pretties is releasing TWELVE brand new sets today, along with the big Prettie Boutique Re-Opening. All of the new sets will be available for purchase in the Prettie Boutique beginning no later than 7 AM CST today. I am showcasing the set Garden Fairy Katie. (it's a cutie!!)
It’s our party, but the PRESENTS are for you!! Leave a comment right here on this post to enter to win this fabulous stamp set!! I will take comments until Sunday, August 15th at 6 PM CST, and then one Prettie Lucky stamper will be chosen at random to receive this set!! Can’t get a better deal than that! And you can shop now without fear, if you happen to win a set you already purchased (you know you can’t resist these amazing new images!), you may substitute a different set of equal or lesser value in its place.
If we’re going to have a party, we’re going to make it a REALLY GOOD PARTY. Here are the purchase specials for all purchases from the Prettie Boutique:
Every order placed during release weekend (now through Sunday, August 15th) will receive a free Paper Pretties “Hand Stamped” stamp!
All orders that total $25 or more (before shipping charges are applied) will receive a free stamp set (Paper Pretties’ choice) in their package!
Any orders that total $100 or more (before shipping charges are applied) will receive a free 6x6 paper pad (Paper Pretties’ choice) with their order!
The older Paper Pretties’ stamps are still on sale! Up to 75% off, with many of the Sophia and Cooper sets selling for just $5! WOW!!
Thanks for joining us today. We hope you love this release as much as we do!! Your next stop on our Blog Hop is Deb's blog. Good luck and Shop Prettie!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The paper behind Willow by Whiff of Joy is actually a hot pink glitter paper, but it comes off looking red in the photo...I kept taking the picture, messing with the lighting, and messing with the brightness and contrast--all to no avail. So, I figured that I would just tell you!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Also, I finally inked up my first Kraftin' Kimmie stamp...I've had them for over 2 months, but this is the first time I used them. And, can I just say, that the Angry Ballerina cracks me up! I'd be upset if I had to dress up in a pig costume, too!
The first card is for two challenges:
The second card is also from a stamp set that hasn't seen ink, but it's been almost a year since I bought this one. This particular image reminded me so much of my daughter and making brownies that I had to buy it!! The image is from Crafty Secrets.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
There is another component to the challenge...use your favorite color. Well, that was a tricky one. I have a favorite color (purple), but I have a favorite crafting color (pink), so I went with the crafting color!! Tap into your inner favorite color and join us this week. Upload HERE so we can come and admire your work! Thanks for joining us this week!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I can finally share the August card kit with you from Scrapmaster's Paradise! I had so much fun making samples from this month's kit, and today is the first reveal. Because it is the first of the month, we just had to show off the kit!! I will have another project from this month's card kit to show you tomorrow as well. I so love the challenge of being given a kit to work with. You get all of the paper and embellishments; you just need to use your own stamps! That is the fun part!
My card today uses some wonderful new papers that are included in the August kit. The above card uses Greenhouse Gala DSP and Pear Pizzazz to name a few!! Oh, it is just spectacular paper...you are going to love to see what you can do with this kit! And, if you would like to see other projects made with the August kits (there are scrapbook kits also!), then go over to the Scrapmaster's Paradise forum and sign up! We have had fun chatting over there, and we'd love to have you join the conversation!
I used a great tutorial to make the above flower...check it out HERE!
Welcome to Woodware USA’s first ever blog hop. Woodware USA is the producer of fine photo-polymer clear stamps, and the quality can’t be beat. We are so excited to be introducing our fabulous inaugural team to all of you today. We have a sensational team of 8 paper crafters from all over, and we want to show them off today. They will have a letter for you that spells a very special word. But you have to go in order, so make sure you start with Dawn’s blog and end at the Woodware USA company blog.
There will be a wonderful prize for one lucky winner. A stamp set from Woodware USA and some surprise goodies. Don’t forget to follow the hop from beginning to end and find the letters. As a bonus, become a follower, and you will get an extra entry to win the prize pack!!
My letter is "E". Next stop on the hop is the finish line...the Woodware USA blog.