Saturday, May 25, 2013

To you...


Hey all!  It's Saturday....already!  The weeks are flying by! We have already been out of school for about 3 weeks and we are plugging along.  This last week was soccer and tennis camp and next week starts T-ball.  The first day of school is going to be here in a flash at this rate.

So today I have a new card for Retro Sketches and then a little news to share.

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I used the banner die from CSS to make the focal point.  I added in some wood buttons and twine and then a sentiment from PTI's Mini Blooms.

Here is this week's sketch...


I hope you can play along!  Stop over to the RS blog to see what the other girls have made up for today!

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So the month of June marks 6 years of blogging for me.  I've decided it's time for a break.  June is going to be crazy with ball games and insane schedules so I'm thinking it's time to shut the door on this room for a little while.  I do have some fun stuff coming up in July, so I'll be back!  I hope you will come back and visit soon!  Thank you all for your visits and comments.  I really appreciate all the blogging friends I have made!  So many of you I am honored to call friends!

Hope you all have a great Memorial day weekend!  I will see you soon!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Check it out!



I am so honored to be the Featured Designer over at the Paper Crafter's Library.  Stop over and check out my cards for today!  :)


Have a great day! 





Sunday, May 19, 2013

CASE-ing Maile...

I have lots of favorite cards makers on my list.  Maile is one of them for sure!  I love her CAS style!  She's amazing!  So when I saw her card this week for Case Study, I had to stop in and case her!  :)

Here is my card...

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I used her stamp set called Sketched Shapes and then added in the hello die cut and some bling!  

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Here is her card for this week.....


I am having an amazing quiet Sunday!  Just cleaning up my room and watching Scandal on Netflix.  Do you watch it?  I am on episode 3 so I have lots to get caught up on!  The kids are at grandmas for a few hours and its such a well needed quiet afternoon.  OH did I say quiet already?  hehe!

Thanks for stopping in!

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I got the bug fixed on my paypal button!  Sorry for the inconvenience yesterday!  If you haven't see my Card Hanger Dies, just click HERE to learn more about them.  Check out the new Scalloped version too!  :)  The rectangle and decorative shapes will be back in stock soon!  

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Every little thing and some NEWS!!

Stoppin' in with a quick card today for this week's Retro Sketches.  The original card is ADORABLE and you can check it out here.  Danielle is joining us this month and she is pretty amazing!  I wish she would come to my house and give me coloring lessons!  ;)

Ok here is my card....similar feel to last weeks card.  I noticed that once I uploaded it a few minutes ago.  But that is ok.  It's still all about gray and coral for me.  Can't. Stop.

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I used PTI's woodgrain impression plate on the card base.  Then I used a Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle die for the first mat.  I added in some arrow border from Verve and topped it off with a new sentiment from Let it Be, also from Verve.  Don't forget the coral enamel dots from Teresa Collins!  :)

Here is this week's sketch....


Next, go check out the Retro blog to see what the other girls have created using Danielle's sketch.  Thanks for stopping in today!

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Also, incase you didn't see my news on Facebook....I have a new Card Hanger die!  This time it's the scalloped version!  I am really excited and I have to say, if you are in the market, scope one up fast!  They are going quick!  :)  


You can read more about the Card Hanger dies by clicking HERE.  I have a Paypal button on the side where you can purchase them.  They are $12.00 with $2.00 shipping.  

Want a chance to win one?  "Like" my page on Facebook and share my current status.  Leave a comment under this picture you will see there letting me know you shared!  I will draw a name Sunday night for one winner of the new Scalloped Card Hanger Die. 

The rectangle and decorative styles are currently out of stock but I hope to get more in soon!  Email me if you have any questions!  Thanks!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

hello clouds...

**Scroll down for my CFS sneak peeks!**

Stopping in right quick with a fun little card I whipped up recently.

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I stamped and stamped off the clouds on the card base in white ink.  Then I added in a balloon die that I stamped with woodgrain.  I used Glossy Accents to attach the white twine to the card.  I added in a sentiment and then a wooden heart on top of the balloon, and covered that in stickles.  A little sparkle is good right?

Hope you are all doing well!  We are staying busy here and headed to the park in a little while!  Have a great day!



Supplies

Stamps: Cloudy Day (CSS), Bountiful Banners and Woodgrain Background (PTI)
Ink: White (Wplus9), Dark Chocolate (PTI), Versarmark
Dies: Ballon Die (PTI)
Misc: White Twine, SSS Wooden Heart, Stickles

Thank u...

Hey there!  I have 3 quick sneaks for you today on this last day of previews for CAS-ual Fridays.  Today's sets are background sets and would be super fun to add to your crafting stash!

This first card, I masked the background and stamped the dashed chevron in Aqua Mist ink.  I added in a gray thank u and some sequins for a little bling.

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For this tag, I stamped in white ink on kraft and then added in a sentiment and some rose buds.  

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And last, a quick little mini with this fun houndstooth background.  Super quick and easy!

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Thanks for stopping by for this CAS-ual Fridays Sneak Peeks!  Now go check out the blog and see what the other girls have created and read about how to win prizes!  :)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

crazy4u...

I have a fun little card to share today using a new CFS stamp set called Tech Talk....

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I simply stamped this fun little sentiment in white and added a popped up heart after running the whole thing through with an impression plate.  Easy peasy!

Stop over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see the other Tech Talk peeks!  Thanks for stopping in today!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

For you...



I'm back with another peak today!  This set is a fun one called Brickworks.  It has several brick patterns and of course....I had to make a brick wall...just in time for Father's day!

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So eash to line up.  I just stamped the image using Red Brick Versamagic.  I added in a little grass border and then a sentiment from another set coming soon!  :)

The other girls have some fun cards for you to see too!  Check out the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see more!  Thanks for stopping in! 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Thanks...

**Scroll down for my CAS-ual Fridays Sneak Peek! **

I got a new set from Mama Elephant the other day.  It's this fun alphabet called Flashy Letters.  I was playing with it on scratch paper and spelled out my name...


After I looked at that picture on Instagram, I thought this layout would be a fun card.  So here is what I whipped up...

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I stamped the alphabet in Bubblegum from Amuse and then gave them a highlight with a C1 Copic.  

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I added in some embossed stripes for a fun little effect.  And you know how I am loving stripes at the moment!  :)

Hope you are having a great Monday!  We are in our 2nd week of summer vacation and still trying to stay busy!  Today is definitley an outside day.  We are supposed to be in record temps tomorrow!  90!! Quite a difference from that snow we had 2 weeks ago.  Thanks for stopping in today!  :)

Frankly my dear...



Welcome to day 1 of sneaks over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  Today's set is called, Frankly my dear.  Here is my card...

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I added in some fun papers from the BG Hipsters 6x6 pack.  I stamped the sentiment from this fun new set, in Provincial Gray from Fresh Ink.  I added in a little ribbon/button detail to finish!

Go check out the CFS blog to see the other sneaks.  Don't forget how to read up on the prizes and how to win!  :)

Have a great day!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The best is yet to come...

I have some more new Verve for you today in the form of a Retro Sketch.  Today's sketch was based on my original card you can see HERE.  Here is my redo...

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I stamped the arrow border from the Borderline set, in Provincial Gray from Fresh Ink.  (LOVE!)  And the sentiment from Let It Be is stamped in Tomato Red.  I added in some My Minds Eye enamel dots and a wooden arrow to finish it off!

Here is this week's sketch...



Hope you can play along this week!  Stop over to the Retro Sketches blog to see what the other girls have made up for us!  Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Teachers Count...



Welcome to our May 2013 Spotlight Hops!  Today we're shining our Verve spotlights on the new stamps Teachers Count, Apple Die Set, All Occasion, Occasion Frame Die and Promoted Plain Jane. Each of the release team Divas and Guest Divas below has posted her first look at these new stamps today. As you hop through the list below, you just might see some super sneaky peeks of new coordinating dies and ribbons, so keep your eyes peeled! Everything you see previewed along today's hop will be available in Verve's online store on Friday, May 10.

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I stamped the image in Versafine Black Onyx and then added in the apple die and image with some foam tape.  I colored the apple with Copics and then added a layer of Glossy Accents.  Love how the apple just pops off the card!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines. 


1. Julee
8. Andrea
9. Jen M.
3. Teresa
10. Laurie W.
4. Stacey
11. Laurie S.
5. Amber
12. Janelle
13. Maureen
7. Marisa
14. Jen S.

Thanks for joining us this week!  I have had fun sharing all of this new Verve with you!  I am off to a parade with the kiddos today!  Trying to keep them busy so I don't hear...I'm bored...now that we are on summer vacation!  :)  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Strong Anchor...

Welcome to our May 2013 Spotlight Hops!  Today we're shining our Verve spotlights on the new stamps Strong Anchor, Adjusted Sails Plain Jane and Nautical Die Set. Each of the release team Divas and Guest Divas below has posted her first look at these new stamps today. As you hop through the list below, you just might see some super sneaky peeks of new coordinating dies and ribbons, so keep your eyes peeled! Everything you see previewed along today's hop will be available in Verve's online store on Friday, May 10.

May Verve Release

Using my Scor-Pal, I scored lines every half inch down the front of the card.  I stamped the circle in SU Real Red and the sentiment in CTMH Slate.  I added in the anchor image using SU Island Indigo.  Super CAS!  Love this striped nautical theme!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines. 


1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Charmaine9. Jen M.
3. Teresa10. Laurie W.
4. Stacey11. Laurie S.
5. Amber12. Janelle
6. Christyne13. Maureen
7. Marisa
14. Jen S.

Are you having fun seeing all this new Verve?  Theres more!  Come back tomorrow for one more day! Thanks for stopping in today!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

do justly...

Welcome to our May 2013 Spotlight Hops!  Today we're shining our Verve spotlights on the new stamps Let it Be and Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane. Each of the release team Divas and Guest Divas below has posted her first look at these new stamps today. As you hop through the list below, you just might see some super sneaky peeks of new coordinating dies and ribbons, so keep your eyes peeled! Everything you see previewed along today's hop will be available in Verve's online store on Friday, May 10.

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I stamped this gorgeous sentiment using white ink onto black card stock.  I found some fun papers from My Minds Eye and made a little banner trim using the Verve Pennant Trim die.  I added a few pearls in for a finishing touch!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines. Woohoo!

Here is the list of blogs to check out today!

1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Charmaine9. Jen M.
3. Teresa10. Laurie W.
4. Stacey11. Laurie S.
5. Amber12. Janelle
6. Christyne13. Maureen
7. Marisa
Thanks for coming by!  Have a great day!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A note to say...

With insane internet problems I am FINALLY here today with 2 posts that didn't go live this morning.  I am just getting off work and happy that everything is back in order....for now at least!  :)  Scroll down to see my card for CAS-ual Fridays!

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Welcome to our May 2013 Spotlight Hops!  Today we're shining our Verve spotlights on the new stamps Take Note and Happy Graduation Plain Jane. Each of the release team Divas and Guest Divas below has posted her first look at these new stamps today. As you hop through the list below, you just might see some super sneaky peeks of new coordinating dies and ribbons, so keep your eyes peeled! Everything you see previewed along today's hop will be available in Verve's online store on Friday, May 10.  Let's get started...

May Verve Release

I used the pencil image to create the lined border.  Then I paper pieced a little envelope and added in a wooden heart.  This Take Note set is so fun!  There are lots of sentiments and fun little images included!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines. Woohoo!



1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Charmaine9. Jen M.
3. Teresa10. Laurie W.
4. Stacey11. Laurie S.
5. Amber12. Janelle
6. Christyne13. Maureen
7. Marisa

Thanks so much for coming by today!  Sorry I am late joining the hop!  I'll be back tomorrow with some more new Verve!

 
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