Monday, March 31, 2014

YNS Digital New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the April YNS Digital New Release!
We are so happy to have you join us as we showcase our new images from Penny and Laurence of Omnia Designs!!
The party begins on Anita’s Blog and guess what?!
We'll be giving away 5 digi stamps from the stops on the hop, so be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to WIN!!!!
 Winners will be announced on April 4th on the YNS Blog.
For my card, I used the beyond adorable, sweet new digi called "Blossom".  I colored this sweet pup and his birdie friends using my Sepectrum Noirs, marker used:
Flowers: PP1,PP3,CR1, LY1, LY3
Leafs: DG1, LG2, TN6
Birds: BT1, BT3, OR1
Puppy: EB1, EB2, GB8, GB10, BG4, BG7, BT3
Grass: LG3, CG1, CG2
(let me know if you like that I list markers used, this is a new thing I'm going to try, for those of us who don't have Copics)?
All my pattern papers except the blue gingham are from the American Crafts: Dear Lizzy, Lucky Charm Stack. The blue gingham is by SimpleStories, Fabulous 6x6 paper pad. 
Lace: American Crafts: Lagoon
Stick Pin and Button from stash

 ^^^After your done hoping be sure to hit up this Special Deal!! ^^^

Timeless Twine DT Day: Thankful For You!

Hello everyone, happy Monday! It's time for another FUN design team day over at the Timeless Twine Blog. Today, I will be sharing a spring card with you all, what is spring you ask, I honestly couldn't tell you. We are still stuck in winter here in "MinneSNOWta" aka Minnesota. Some people refer to our state as the snow capital of the world and right now, I agree with them!! I needed something to cheer me up and since this months theme is Spring over at the Timeless Twine blog, I got in full spirit!!
Aww, doesn't this just scream, shove it snow!!!
I used, once again my all time favorite twine, this truly is my go to twine <3 <3 
I crocheted a very simple little flower, I will share pattern in case anyone wants to give it a go, I used a size US F5 hook. You can use any size, just keep in mind the bigger the hook the bigger the flower. 

 Crochet Pattern used below:
 Firstly: chain 4 and join to form a ring, find the central hole to work out of or the first round
Round 1: Ch 2, work 9 Double Crochet stitches into the ring, join with a Slip Stitch in 2nd chain of initial chain 2 
Round 2:  You will work out of the stitches for this round.
*chain 2, then work 1 Double Crochet, 1 Half Double Crochet into first stitch.
Slip Stitch into next stitch.*
You will REPEAT round 2, four more times ending in a Slip Stitch. Fasten off.

My stamped image is by Sugar Pea Designs and it's called " Love you Bunches", I colored using my Spectrum Noirs.
Papers: Lets Polka, Lawn Fawn & Beautiful Life, Echo Park both from 6x6 paper pads, Solid Paper: DCWV
Before I send you on your way, I want to make sure you are all aware of the" Oh Snap" release!!
Head on over at like the Event Page on Facebook, so you wont miss a thing! All projects will be showcased here on Tuesday, April 1 at 9:00am in EDT!!
Thank you all for Stopping by and have a great day :)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

PPPR & My Crafts Spot Spring Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the PPPR and My Craft Spot Spring Blog hop, If you came here from Sherrie's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit Lisa's blog.

The talented ladies of both PPPR and My Craft Spot will be sharing projects with you all, that are Spring/Easter related using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Files and My Craft Spot Stamps. 

I will be sharing with you all two Easter creations, I figure why not and get a head start since it's right around the corner.
For this card, I used the Easter Cross Cutting File and Jar Full Of Spring Stamp Set.
Easter Cross Cutting Files
All my papers used on this card, were entirely from my scrap bin :) yahoo me!! I stamped my sentiment on vellum, so you could see the bright bold colors behind it still.
For my Second Project I decided to make a little goody treat bag.
Files Used:
Oval Window Treat Bag Cutting FilesHoppy Easter Cutting Files
Stamps Used:
Jar Full Of Spring
Tiny Tags 3 stamp setTiny Tags metal dies
Pink Bazzill Card Stock
Let's Polka 6x6 Paper Pad: Lawn Fawn
Button from Stash
Malted Milk Eggs
****Of Course this wouldn't be a proper hop without some Prizes!!****
For a chance to win, you MUST be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on EACH blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and My Craft Spot Facebook page

$20.00 Gift Card to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
$20.00 Gift Card to My Craft Spot

 Thank you all for "Hoping" on by :)
The next talented lady in the hop is, Karen<<<<<<

Lisa ~

Ally ~

Roberta ~

Kate ~

Shannon ~

Heather ~

Ana Maria ~

Gwen ~

Gloria ~

Tanya ~

Nicole ~

Sherrie ~

Brianna ~

Karen ~

Leanne ~

Kimberly ~

Friday, March 28, 2014

Scrappy Moms Stamps: Guest Designer: 4th project

Hello everyone TGIF, this is my second post for the day to see my creation for YNS click HERE. I am here to share another project as this months guest designer for Scrappy Moms Stamps!
I created a fun school themed card, for the favorite teacher in your life, here is what I created....
I used the New Scrappy Mom's stamp set titled, Terrific Teachers.
I thought that this sentiment went perfect with a the digital stamp called, "Library Mae" by Some Odd Girl. I colored her up using my Spectrum Noirs. I stamped my sentiment on vellum and then layered it over my patter paper, to give it a softer look. My papers all came from a 6x6 paper pad (except base) by Carta Bella, called Alphabet Junction. I left the card pretty clean and simple, which is unusual for me, but I wanted the sentiment and digi to be the main focus, so I just did a bunch of layers.
Hope you all enjoy :)
Have a great day and I will see you all tomorrow!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

YNS: Fun Friday: The sun will come out tomorrow

Hello Everyone, TGIF! I cannot believe we have already reached the end of March, bring it on, I am ready for some warm weather. I am here to share a spring/summer card with you all today using the adorable digi stamp from the Your Next Stamp store called, "Floating down the river".
 I decided to do an image search on google to find different breeds of cats and that's where I came up with the color scheme for this adorable little kitty. I colored my digi in using my Spectrum Noirs. My cloud pattern paper is from a digital paper pack by Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons called, Spring Fling Pattern pack. I added some pretty crinkle ribbon by 3 Girl Jam and finished it up by adding a button with some Graphite Grey, Timeless Twine. 

Other Materials:
Sentiment: SP & Company
Sun Charm 
Fiskars Boarder Punch 

I based my card off of this months provided sketch....
I rotated the sketch so I could have my image be bigger and take up more of the card. 
You still have time to join in on this months challenge, we would love to see what you create, PS: you don't have to use YNS products, of course if you have them use them :D 
To find out all the challenge details head on over to the challenge blog, there you will see all the rules and also both, this months provided sketch and inspiration photo. 
Thank you all for stopping by, I will be back tomorrow with another blogpost/bloghop, see you all then!

Whimsy & Stars Studio Design Team Member Announcement & New release :D

 I am Excited to announce I have been chosen to join the design team over at Whimsy & Stars Studio :) I will be serving a 3 month term, creating adorable projects using their digi stamps. I am not just here to announce that I made it on the team, but to also share my first creation with you, using the adorable new digi image called "Daisy Bunny".
Digital Stamp Instant Download: Daisy Bunny
Isn't she just the sweetest!? You can find all of Whimsy & Stars Studios stamps(rubber & digi) over in their Etsy Shop and all digis are set up as instant download!!

Mabelle will be having a  giveaway to celebrate our first DT Showcase & Release of the year! She is going to be selecting TWO random winners who will win ONE Digi Stamp of their choice. Random winners will be selected from those people who visit her blog and leave a comment on that day's post. Deadline for leaving their comments is Monday, March 30th. 

 I colored my image in using my Spectrum Noirs and then made my clouds using some Tim Holtz distress ink. My vegetable pattern paper came from a digital paper pack by Echo Park called "Splendid Sunshine". The green polka dot paper is from a 6x6 paper pad called, "Lets Polka"by Lawn Fawn. 
I finished it up by stamping my sentiment using a stamp by My Pink Stamper and added a brad by My Minds Eye and finally, some crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl Jam. 
I hope you like my sweet card, if you are not already a follower of Whimsy and Stars Studio, head on over to check it out and follow. I will be back sharing my next Whimsy and Stars creation on April 9th :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PPPR DT Day & Scrappy Moms Stamps: For Peeps Sake!

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone! I kinda have a double whammy post today, I am sure you are wandering what in the heck I mean by this.Well, Its design team day for Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon and I am also guesting this month for Scrappy Mom Stamps, so I decided to combined both companies on today's card. I have been whipping up some Easter cards, since the holiday is quickly approaching.
PPPR files used:
My Peeps Cutting Files

Scrappy Moms Stamp Set:

I decided to turn my little bunny peep into a shaker, all I did to do this was trace a circle over it's belly in Silhouette Studio. I covered my bunny using my zig glue pen and sprinkled it with pink glitter to try and make it look like it has sugar on it, like the real ones. All my papers except the base and multi color polka dot paper, came from my scrap bin.  I wanted to go with a very fun, bright and happy card :) I have a couple people in mind that I want to give this card to. I hope you all like my card "For Peeps Sake"! I will see you back here on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and possibly even Sunday, I have been very busy :)
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Scrappy Moms Stamps Guest Designer post #2

Hello Everyone, I am here to share my 2nd post with you all as guest designer for Scrappy Moms Stamps.
Today I will be showcasing the " Terrific Teachers"  stamp set and Magnetic disks from the Scrappy Moms Store. 

Here is what I created......

I got my box from the online silhouette store and cut it out using paper from the HomeRoom Stack by DCWV. I added two of the magnetic disks from Scrappy Moms Stamps to ensure it stays closed and let me tell you, these little things are just nifty, they have a really strong close to them! I cut out a little piece of  notebook paper using a file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons called " Notebook Pages Cutting Files". My adorable little light bulb and face are from Peachy Keen Stamps, I colored it up using my Spectrum Noirs. I added some chunky course glitter. I filled my box up with some smarties, they fit perfectly in this little box.
Other Materials:
Lemonade Yellow Timeless Twine
Ribbon: American Crafts
Button: From my Stash

Well I think that's about all for now, I will be back again soon with more creations, thank you for stopping by!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Scrappy Mom Stamps Guest Designer ~ New Release

Hello everyone TGIF, I am so excited to be back for a second time guesting for Scrappy Mom Stamps. I have been a LONG time fan of this amazing, sweet little stamp company, made up by some amazing mom's! I am going to be sharing some creations with you over the next week, today I will be showcasing an Easter card using one of the new stamp sets.
Here are the new sets being released today....

Scrappy Mom Stamps will also be releasing some awesome Magnetic Disks closures, made for boxes and bags, gift card holders etc. I will be showcasing a project using these later in the week.
Are you ready to see my 1st creation using the new "For Peeps Sake" stamp set!?
I used two different sentiments using this adorable set. I stamped my sentiments onto vellum so you could still see my image and paper underneath it, it also gives it a softer look.
My adorable image is from Whimsy Doodles and I colored her up using my Spectrum Noirs.
My Striped paper is by American crafts and my Banner paper is from a Digital paper pack by Echo Park called Hello Summer.
Other Items used:
White Embossing Paste
Heart Stencil
American Crafts- Cherry Glitter
Teal American Crafts Ribbon
Twine & Button
I hope you all like my first project, I will be back on Sunday with my Second post, so be sure to head back and see what I have in store!
Have a great day, I will see you soon!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day: Timeless Twine DT Day

Hello and Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!! It's my day to post over at the Timeless Twine blog, today I'm going to stray away from the spring theme projects we all have been sharing with you and instead share with you all a St.Patties day card.
Isn't he just the happiest leprechaun you have ever seen, I would be happy to if I was surround by all those colors everyday!
I used a lot of yummy twine on today's card....
SALE - Cherry Red Bakers Twine by Timeless Twine - 1 Spool (160 Yards)SALE - Pumpkin Orange Bakers Twine - TIMELESS TWINELemonade Yellow Bakers Twine by Timeless TwineSALE - NEW Aqua and Lime Green Bakers Twine by Timeless Twine - Key Lime SorbetSALE - Aqua Blue Bakers Twine  by Timeless TwineSALE - Purple Passion Bakers Twine by Timeless Twine - 1 Spool (160 Yards) Purple Bakers TwineSALE - Raspberry Pink Bakers Twine by Timeless Twine

Look at all these beautiful colors!!!
You can find all these beautiful twine for sale over in the Bella Creationz Etsy Shop  or by clicking on the Shop tab through the Timeless Twine Blog. 

My rainbow, leprechaun and cloud paper are by, Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons
Little Leprechaun Cutting FilesHappy Rainbow Cutting FilesSpring Fling Pattern Pack

My sentiment is from a small Studio G stamp set. 

I hope you all have a GREAT and SAFE, St.Patrick's day, thank you all for stopping by!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

PPPR: Just For Kids BlogHop

Hello and welcome to the PPPR "Just for Kids"!! If you came here from Ana Maria's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit Lisa's blog. 
Today we are sharing projects, that are JUST FOR KIDS using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files.  
One lucky person who hops along with us will WIN a $15 GC to the PPPR store.
For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter.
A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, March 18.
I decided to go with a boy themed card, since I have a little boy of my own.
I assembled this entire card using the print and cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo. Here are the files I used.....
Baseball Jersey & Cap Cutting FilesLayered Labels 1 Cutting FilesMan, Oh Man Pattern Pack 1
Other Items Used:
My Pink Stamper: Sentiment
White Embossing Paste
American Crafts: Neon Green Glitter
Orange Ink
We also have a new PPPR challenge starting,  your projects can be anything that is for kids or about kids, please link up your creations HERE . 
The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

NEXT person is the super sweet and talented Gloria

Here's the lineup, just in case you get lost along the way.

Lisa ~
Melisa ~
Nanne ~
Nicole ~
Roberta ~ h
Shannon ~
Ana Maria ~
Brianna ~
Gloria ~
Jeanne ~
Leanne ~
Thanks for stopping by, have fun hopping along :)