May 29, 2012

Wordless Tuesday (almost)

Stamps by Verve
Images from the Great Friend set. Sentiment from a Plain Jane

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May 27, 2012

Sketchy Sunday

Although I'm away for the weekend, I wanted to be sure to schedule this post! 
Not only is there a fabulous new sketch this week at the 356 Cards Blog, but our sponsor has been incredibly generous!

Heidi Stock Design is a great Etsy shop with some incredible goodies. 
Heidi gave each of us a pack of digital papers to work with!
I used Flora Flourishes and Blooming Summer to make the card above. They were easy to work with (i.e. manipulate) and turned out beautifully!

Here's this week's sketch.

 In addition to the 3 packs Heidi is giving the challenge winner, she is also offering a 40% off coupon code for the week of May 27-June 2 to ANYONE!  The code is 365365 to be entered at checkout. The code is good on EVERYTHING in the store not just paper packs!

I hope you enjoy shopping with that coupon, and I'd love to see what you create if link up a project for the sketch to the 365 Cards Blog!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sentiment by Verve

May 25, 2012

MAN, it's CAS-ual Friday!

So here I am, with yet another "guy" card that also happens to be focused on a shirt! *grin*
I promise it's not becoming a pattern (pun intended)!

This week's CAS-ual Friday challenge is all about cards for men.

I couldn't resist creating this simple origami shirt card with buttons and a pocket. I used some really fun patterned paper from a pack by Gina K called...
wait for it...
Yep. Tee hee. 
This cool pack of 6x6 papers is really called Casual Friday. *grin*
Gina K is our sponsor this week and each of us girl fridays received a pack of this delicious stuff!

So in honor of Father's Day, lets see your best clean and simple manly cards!
Link them up to the CAS-ual Friday blog for a chance at an awesome prize from Gina K Designs!

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May 23, 2012

Father's Day cards

Good morning *smile*
 I know that Father's Day doesn't get nearly as much attention as Mother's Day, but it is fast approaching here in the US, so don't let it sneak up on you!

All this week the new cling stamp Father's Day sentiment from Denami is on sale.
For lots of inspiration from the DT using this sentiment, check out the Denami blog!
I just love using this shirt stamp. There are lots of ways to personalize it and change it up!

Products used include:
Happy Father's Day cling stamp, ShirtRectangular Word Bubble, Sparkles, Sky Blue CS from the Confetti pack, Black, cream, and Kraft CS from the Classic pack, Patterned Paper from the Chandler pack,  Black & White twine from the Classic pack, a black Boutique Button, and black rhinestones

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May 21, 2012

Wedding flowers

Happy Monday!
Just a quick post sharing a wedding card I made recently for a friend of mine.
Papers are from 2 old Basic Grey pads, stamps are from Wedding Day by PTI.
This also qualifies for the wedding challenge on this fun new blog I discovered called Tuesday Alchemy! Their DT had some really pretty samples up for inspiration, go see:)

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May 20, 2012

Sunday Sketch #12

For my Denami Blog Hop post, please click HERE, or scroll down.

Okay,  I am LOVING the Sunday sketches at the 365 Cards blog. *smile*
Sketches always seem to get my mojo flowing better than a color scheme, or any other challenge.
This week's was no different.

The sentiment stamp is from Verve. Isn't is fabulous? 
I just love that saying. 

Play along with us by linking your creation up to the 365 Cards Blog, and see what you could win! *wink*
And be sure to check out the other designers blogs for more inspiration using this same sketch.

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CAS Flower garden

Hi friends. 
Are you here for the Denami blog hop? 
Did you come from Tammy's incredible blog? Shes so creative and talented, right?!

I went with clean and simple for this card, and was happy with how it turned out. 
Products used: 

If you'd like to be entered to win one of TWO $20 Denami Gift Certificates, please be sure to leave a comment (that will link to a way to contact you) here, and at each stop along the inspiration parade. Check out the Denami blog for a list of all participants.
Your next stop is The fabulous Greta! Enjoy.

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May 18, 2012

CAS-ual Friday (punches)

Ok. Confession time.
How many of you have these very same flower punches and HAVE had them for so many years that they are just gathering dust? *grin*
I think every papercrafter out there began by purchasing punches! Seriously.

But now is the time to dig them out!
Because this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge is to "get punchy!"
Sure, if you read the small print, you can also use dies, but that wouldn't be a challenge now would it? 
We use our dies all the time, it's the punches that need some love. *smile*

I used a delightful stamp set called Blissful Botanicals by LawnFawn to create the border around my card front (and the sentiment too). Then I just used some punches to create the garden in the middle! It was fun...and a bit nostalgic too. *wink*

Lawn Fawn happens to be our sponsor this week, and they gave each of us our choice of stamp sets!
 How generous, right? 
If you are looking to purchase some fabulous clear stamps, I can highly recommend them! They stamp like a dream.
So pull out those dusty old punches, or grab some new ones and join in this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge. You won't want to miss out on the inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by,

May 13, 2012

Sketchy Sunday #11

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms in the US!

Things been a crazy whirlwind of insanity since I returned from my trip to California! I had a really nice visit with 6 of my siblings, spent some lovely time along the West Coast beaches, and ate like a queen due to my SIL's delicious Vietnamese cooking.  
Through my airplane window.

Myself and 6 of my siblings.

Bodega Head beach

Cook your own (I'm cooking tofu and veggies!)

And I now have an official teenager in the house due to my oldest turning 13 on Thursday. *sigh*  Do they become obnoxious overnight?  Seems like it. *chuckle*
He blew up this balloon from his Grandma!

The above card is for the newest sketch over on the 365 Cards blog. I think it is the most literal I've ever been with a sketch!
I embossed the paisley background (from Cornish Heritage Farms) with white e.p. The flower, leaves, and sentiment are from PTI.

Why not join in on the fun and link up your project using this sketch for inspiration to the 365 Cards Blog?! 
And if you need more samples, be sure to check out the rest of the design team:

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Mother's Day is wonderful!

May 11, 2012

The Twinery/Denami Blog Hop

For my CAS-ual Friday post, go here!

Welcome to the Team-up Blog hop between Denami Design and The Twinery!
If you came here from Ashley Bores' blog, you are on the right track, but check out all the details on the Twinery Blog if you want to start at the beginning!

Products used: Large Flower Spray (on sale this week), Heartfelt Greetings Stamp Set, Thoughtful Greetings set, Medium Polka Dot BG stamp, Sweetheart Cardstock sampler, Pastel Cardstock sampler, and two pink twines from the Confetti sampler pack, and the Pastel pack.
Products used: Large Pine tree, Christmas Wishes, Red and White cardstock, Blue and Red twine from the Classic sampler pack, and gold twine from the Autumn pack. (the star is from this stamp)

I hope you are feeling inspired by all the love from the Twinery and Denami Design stamps!
In order to be eligible for the prize giveaway, please leave a comment on each blog along the hop. You have until 11:59pm, EDT, Saturday, May 12th.

What a haul, right? WOW. Don't miss out on your chance to win!
Your next stop along the way is the talented Monika Wright

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CAS-ual Fridays #52

It's time for CAS-ual Fridays
Now that I'm home from my trip (miss me?) I have a lot of commenting to catch up on. I can't wait to see what you all have been up to with the new CAS-ual Friday blog challenges :)
I missed our first birthday party :(

This week's challenge is to include our feathered friends on your clean and simple project.
I used my favorite owl stamp from Memory Box (Wintery Owls) , and a really great sentiment stamp that I've had for about 8 years from Stampers Anonymous

Please be sure to check out our generous sponsor this week, Annabelle Stamps!

If you feel inclined to play along, you now have until noon EST on Thursday to link your project up to the CAS-ual Fridays blog. Hope to see you there!

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May 09, 2012


Are you ever really pleased with how your card turns out? I am so happy with this one. 
JUST like I imagined in my head when designing it. *smile*

The Denami DT is spotlighting this elegant scripty Congratulations sentiment this week because it's on sale!

Products used:

Check out the Denami blog to see all the amazing sample the DT created using this sweet, elegant sentiment.

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May 07, 2012

Sketch challenge with Denami

Denami is hosting a new challenge on their blog this month. It's a sketch!
Lisa drew this fabulous LO and I really had a lot of fun playing with it. Sometimes having my card front all arranged for me is a true time saver!

Products used:
Clear rhinestones (colored with a Copic marker)

Be sure to check out the Denami blog for all the DT samples.
And link up to play along with this month's challenge for a chance at winning a Denami gift Certificate!

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