Monday, December 30, 2013

Verve Love For You - Cardabilities #90

Good morning!  It's hard to believe 2013 has almost come to an end!  
Here's to many blessings in 2014!

There's an amazing new sketch up and running today over at Cardabilities, #90!  There's room for lots of layered goodness...just the way I like it!

I included some fabulous Metallic Silver Flat Sequins and Silver Stars from Pretty Pink Posh on my card!  If you haven't checked out Paulina's new must head over and see all of her beautiful bling!  I also layered up some yummy coral, mint, and gray Heidi Swapp papers with Verve Stamps!  The lovely sentiment and chevron edged heart are from the Chevron Love stamp set and paired up with some coordinating dies, Jotted Heart and Wavy Hearts Die Set.

There's still time to save BIG on some Verve Stamps of your own!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Chevron Love (Verve)
Ink:  Black Soot, Evergreen Bough Distress (Ranger)
Paper:  White (PTI), Mixed Company (Heidi Swapp), Glitzy Glitter (DCWV)
Other:  Jotted Heart, Wavy Heart Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Metallic Silver Flat Sequins, Silver Stars (Pretty Pink Posh), Silver Cord

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Look Who's Turning 50 - Fresh Squeezed Stamps

 Good morning, Merry Christmas!  I'm up on the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Blog today!  I'd love for you to stop in over there and give me a shout-out!

I was inspired by these two challenges, too..Unscripted Sketches #236 and Sunday Stamps Challenge #65!

I used two awesome Fresh Squeezed Stamps sets, Take a Number and Friendly Folk!  That shiny stuff on my card....those amazing sequins you can find at Pretty Pink Posh!

Head on over to the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Blog to see who's turning 50!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Take a Number, Friendly Folk (Fresh Squeezed Stamps)
Ink;  Black Onyx Versafine, Mustard Seed Distress (Ranger)
Paper:  Kraft (PTI), Glitzy Glitter (DCWV), Times & Seasons 2 (Echo Park)
Other:  Black Hemp Cord (Hemptique), 10 mm Metallic Gold and Gold Stars Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays - The Pink Elephant

Happy Monday, sweet friends!  It's two days until Christmas and it has me thinking of all the blogging folks out there preparing for the holiday season, whether it be Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Christmas!  This card is for you!  Happy Holidays!

Anything Goes is up and running over at The Pink Elephant challenge!  

I was inspired to break out my beautiful stamps and dies from My Favorite Things to play along with the new MFTWSC155...and the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #241: Let It Snow challenge was perfect to ink up those gorgeous LJD Snowflake Splendor stamps!

The sprinkling of bling on my card are the fabulous Pretty Pink Posh 6mm and 10mm Metallic Gold Sequins and Silver Stars!  Stock up and save on a stash of these beauties before December 31st:) 

I inked up the LJD Snowflake Splendor stars in Pink Raspberry distress ink, die cut the stars with the coordinating LJD Snowflake Splendor Dienamics, and offset them onto my card front of a few layers of yummy Carta Bella Wildflower papers!  To create movement, I added a few curls of black hemp cord and a sprinkling of sequins!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  LJD Snowflake Splendor (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Picked Raspberry Distress (Ranger), Black Onyx Versafine
Paper:  Kraft (Neenah), Wildflower (Carta Bella)
Other:  LJD Snowflake Splendor, Celebrate LLD Accent It Dienamics (My Favorite Things), Black Hemp Cord (Hemptique), 6 and 10 mm Metallic Gold Sequins, Silver Stars (Pretty Pink Posh)

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Top Dog Dies - Let's Chill

Good morning!  Let's Chill is the PERFECT sentiment for me today!  Why?!   Well....because it is my first day of winter break!  YAY!  I have even more fun news, too!  Top Dog Dies invited me to work with their FAB-U-LOUS dies...this girl LOVES dies!

Here's a little bit about this awesome new die company!

Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies form brands you already know and trust, including My Favorite Things, Sizzix, Savvy Stamps and Cherry Lynn Designs.  Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by U.< designer, Stephanie Weightman.

Here are links to the dies that I used on my "chillin'" card today!

Check out this AMAZING giveaway!  Click here... and simply register on the page to be eligible for the giveaway...but, get extra entries by both commenting on my blog post and following Top Dog Dies Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

The deadline to enter will be Tuesday, Dec. 24.

You can also get 10% off your order of $50 or more until the end of the day Dec. 24...just use the code MERRY at checkout.
These dies are truly intricate and detailed...LOVE!

I inked up a fun stamp set from Paper Smooches called Swanky Snowdudes and used some trendy Glitz papers!  I was inspired to create my card using Top Dog Dies by Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #324, ColourQ Challenge  #220, Friday Mashup #140Paper Smooches Sparks: Anything Goes and Paper Issues:  My Happy Place.

I doubled up my bling...placed a few Pretty Pink Posh Silver Confetti and then offset some Marshmallow Sequins!  Love the shimmery shine!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Swanky Snowdudes (Paper Smooches)
Ink:  Black Onyx Versafine
Paper:  White, Kraft (PTI), Wild & Free (Glitz), Glitzy Glitter (DCWV)
Other:  Tag Card A2, Berry Branch, Cherish Doilies & Tags, Snowflakes Trio Dies (Top Dog Dies), Twine (Hemptique), Marshmallow Sequins & Silver Confetti (Pretty Pink Posh)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Dear Santa - Fresh Squeezed Stamps

Good morning, folks!  I'm up on the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Blog today using the Hello December and On Trend 2013 stamp sets.  I'd love for you to head on over and check out my post for today!

The Bling It On Challenge at Simon Says Stamp was perfect for those amazing Metallic Gold Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and the Stamp Out 2013 at Simon Says Stamp and Show calls for a stamp!...and the Unscripted Sketches #235 was a great layout for my Dear Santa card... 

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Hello December, On Trend 2013 (Fresh Squeezed Stamps)
Ink:  Steel Gray (MFT), Black Onyx Versafine, Antique Linen Distress (Ranger)
Paper:  Kraft (Neenah), Santa's List (Teresa Collins)
Other:  Stitched Circle Dies (Lil' Inker Designs), Twine (Hemptique), Metallic Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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Monday, December 16, 2013

The Pink Elephant - Merry Christmas

Please scroll down for my Reverse Confetti December Color Challenge project and Paper Smooches/IHP Blog Hop project!

The Inspiration Challenge at The Pink Elephant is sure to get your last minute Christmas cards and tags created!  It's hard to believe that Christmas will be here next week!  Where DOES the time go?!

The ColourQ Challenge #219 and Sketchbook Saturday#111 worked well together, too!  I finally got to use my new MFT Poinsettia dies that I've had on my wish list them with the new Chevron card plate!  

Notice those fabulous SEQUINS?!  Those are the 6 mm and 10 mm Metallic Gold Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh!  If you need bling...the PPP store is a one-stop shop...and you can save until the 31st!

 Lots of yummy Teresa Collins Santa's List papers, My Favorite Things Dienamics and Stamps, Hemptique Cord, and Pretty Pink Posh SEQUINS on my creation today!  

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  MPD Starry Christmas (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Black Versafine
Paper:  Rustic White (PTI), Santa's List (Teresa Collins)
Other:  Poinsettia Dienamics (My Favorite Things), Metallic Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Black Hemp Cord (Hemptique), Sewing Machine, Thread

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Paper Smooches Special Blog Hop

Welcome to the Paper Smooches Special Blog Hop!  
Kate, owner of i {heart} papers suggested an idea to Kim Hughes to create stamps and dies to support our rescued furry friends.  They worked together to create some really fun dog rescue products!  A portion of the sales will be donated to Home for Good -  Kim asked us to share these fun products with you, through our projects.

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize!
Two winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs.
The prize - A Lucky Dog stamp set, Paws for a Cause stamp set and Dog Icons dies.
Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed for your chance to win!  Leaving a comment on the all of the blogs increases your chances of winning!)
You have until midnight MT on Wednesday, December 18th to leave a comment.
Please check the IHP Blog ( on Friday, December 20th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Blog Hop Participants:

You can find Paper Smooches stamps at the i {heart} papers store....along with Pink Paislee Hey Kid papers, Hemptique Black Hemp Cord, and Momento Black Tuxedo Luxe ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Paws for a Cause (Paper Smooches)
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Luxe (Momento)
Paper:  Kraft (Neenah), Hey Kid (Pink Paislee)
Other:  Stitched Circle Dies (Lil' Inker Designs), Sequins (Avery Elle), Heat Tool (SU), Sparkle Embossing Powder (Hero Arts), Black Hemp Cord (Hemptique), Stapler, Staples, Sewing Machine, Thread

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Reverse Confetti December Color Challenge & Star Parol

Good morning, REVERSE CONFETTI 'Fetti Fans!  It's time for the new DECEMBER COLOR CHALLENGE!  This color scheme is PeRfEcT for Christmas, Valentine's Day or All-Occasion Girly!  LOVE it!
Here are the details of the challenge!
  • There will be a new Color Challenge posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 16th of each month.
  • The color link list will be open from the 16th until noon CST on the 29th. The color challenge will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s challenge post with the link list during this time.
  • Just like the Sketch For You To Try, we are allowing “anything goes” until the end of the year. Note, that we will be adding the Reverse Confetti stamps only in January.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of Color Challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.

I used the new Deconstructed Sketch #130 to create a fun and whimsical Christmas Count card!

 As Christmas approaches, I find myself feeling blessed with so, friends, health, happiness...all the simple things seem the most precious this time of year!  For my card, I inked up Count Your Rainbows and tried a spin on the words and numbers to show my gratitude of the my blessings!

My dear daughter, Hannah, chose to create a Star Parol from the Phillipines for a Christmas Around the World project to present to her third grade class this week.  After much searching for a kid-friendly approach for the project, I stumbled up on an idea using straws instead of balsam wood from Handmade Creations!  Read more about the beautiful significance of this special lantern here...The History of Parol Christmas Lanterns!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Count Your Rainbows (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Black Tuxedo (Momento), Barn Door Distress (Ranger), Copic Markers
Paper:  Rustic White (PTI), Sleigh Ride (Crate Paper)
Other:  Tag Me Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Paper Straws, Twine (Hemptique), Ribbon (PTI), 6 and 10 mm Metallic Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Sewing Machine, Thread

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