Saturday, April 30, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 45

Good morning bloggies! I'm back this morning for two posts: Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 45 and The Craft's Meow May Release - Day 3. So make sure you check out BOTH posts ok! ;)


Let's get on with it shall we? Claire has a completely different sketch for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 45. I don't know if I've ever seen a sketch like this in any of the challenges I have ever joined. And that's exactly what I love about WMSC. Here, let me show you...



The wonderful thing about it is that it's totally open for your interpretation! Don't you just love it?! I must say though, I mulled over it for quite a while. I actually made two cards for this one. After I had made the first one I wasn't too happy with it. So as I always do, I stepped away. After two days, an idea came to mind...and here it is!


I actually saw this pinwheel tutorial on one of the blogs that I follow. I'm so sorry to say that I can't remember which blog it was. I look at soooo many of them everyday. I find that when I'm stumped, it's always a good idea to look around what other people have up their sleeves. lol. Well, after I saw the pinwheel tutorial, I came up with this! :) The sentiment is from Frame It, and the flowers are from Roses in Bloom. I made the tassel from ribbon, pearls and a charm. What do you think? :) I can't wait to see what you'll do with this sketch. See you there! :)



The other wonderfully, talented Mischief Makers have more inspiration for you, so don't forget to head on over to check out their blogs! 

The Craft's Meow May Release - Day 3

Good morning bloggies! I'm back this morning for two posts: Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 45 and The Craft's Meow May Release - Day 3. So make sure you check out BOTH posts ok! ;)


*** If you're looking for my CASE Study Challenge card, please click here. ***


Welcome! Welcome! To Day 3 of The Craft's Meow May Release! What did you think of Happiness Is...? A girl can't have enough flower sets after all! :) Today we're previewing Fly Free. It's such a dainty set. Nina has really outdone herself! I really enjoyed working with this set. Ok, I know I should hurry it up because I'm sure you all want to see the preview. Without further ado...here it is! 



I tried to keep this relatively simple. The patterned paper is from Pink Paislee (which will be available over at The Craft's Meow on May 1st) was elaborate enough. I didn't want to make the card too busy. But don't you think that the patterned paper is absolutely gorgeous?! I just love it!!! Isn't that bird cage stunning? I can't wait for all of you to see the full reveal during the hop on May 1st! :) Well, I know what you're all interested in knowing....what else ?! What prizes are up for grabs today of course! lol. I won't keep you waiting!

  1. Fly Free stamp set (being showcased today)!!!
  2. Lush 2 Orange Prize Package from My Mind's Eye!!! Includes one each of the patterned and flocked papers, plus all the accessories!!! 
  3. Sarah's Fly Free Card Kit!!!

Once again, the prizes will be awarded based on random drawing from the comments left on THREE of the Team blogs listed below! You won't know whose blog has the prize... neither do we, actually, until Lisa draws from a hat...so you'll want to leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win. But please play fair... only ONE comment per blog!

You have until 11:00 pm Pacific tonight (April 29th) to make the rounds! The winners will be announced in tomorrow's post. 

Now that you've had your little sneaky peeky...heehee...you will really want to go check out what the rest of the design team has done with this stamp set. 





Jean Martin --> You're here!






And finally, don't forget to hop on over to The Craft's Meow Blog for more info about the release and the prizes! :) 

Friday, April 29, 2011

CR84FN25 and The Shabby Tea Room #59

Hi bloggies! I've been so busy with the TCM release and my other DT projects that I haven't been able to play in any of my favorite card challenges. I thought I'd remedy that with a card for CR84FN25 and The Shabby Tea Room #59. :) The colors are a mix of brights and lights. And so I found that I was able to work with it. I guess you could say, I'm really trying to go out of my comfort zone here. I'm actually happy with the results! Here's the color combination and inspiration photo:





Sorry I have to keep this short. I have other posts to make and schedule for early tomorrow morning and I haven't even started them yet. I hope you like my card. The labels are from Waltzingmouse Stamps. The sentiment is from WPlus9. And the butterflies are from Martha Stewart. Enjoy your evening and I'll see you all tomorrow! :)




The Craft's Meow May Release - Day 2

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Hi bloggies! I'm back for Day 2 of The Craft's Meow May Release. How did you like Simply Delightful? I'm totally in love with the doily! You're probably going to be seeing a lot of it from now on! :) If you missed yesterday's preview just click here to view it.  For today's feature we have Happiness Is...


You can obviously tell that it's a beautiful flower stamp set. It also has lovely sentiments among other things. *wink* You will just have to find out what those are! :) 


I heat embossed the flowers with clear embossing powder on a cream cardstock and I inked the entire panel pink. The super cute image under the frame is actually a Graphic 45 tag that I just cut out. It will also be available at The Craft's Meow store on May 1st along with other gorgeous patterned papers you won't want to miss out on! 




I'm pretty sure you all want to know what prizes are up for grabs today! Well, wait no longer! Our prizes are as follows:

1. Happiness is... stamp set (being showcased today)!!!
2. Prize Package donated by My Mind's Eye from the Lush 2 Turquoise Collection!!! Includes one each of the patterned and flocked papers, plus all the accessories!!! 
3. Maya Road The Sweetest Days Shadowbox Kit!!!


Once again, the prizes will be awarded based on random drawing from the comments left on THREE of the Team blogs listed below! You won't know whose blog has the prize... neither do we, actually, until Lisa draws from a hat...so you'll want to leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win. But please play fair... only ONE comment per blog!


You have until 11:00 pm Pacific tonight (April 29th) to make the rounds! The winners will be announced in tomorrow's post. 


Now that you've had your little sneaky peeky...heehee...you will really want to go check out what the rest of the design team has done with this stamp set. 





Jean Martin --> You're here!







And finally, don't forget to hop on over to The Craft's Meow Blog for more info about the release and the prizes! :) Oh, and there's one more way you can win... Like our Facebook Page by April 30th!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Craft's Meow May Release - Day 1

*** Don't forget to check out my CASE Study Challenge post. Just scroll down please. :) ***


Hi friends! It's finally here!!! The Craft's Meow May Release - Day 1!!! As you know last month, Ms. Lisa Hjulberg asked me to be a part of her wonderful design team. It has been a whirlwind of fun and excitement ever since. It's so wonderful to see someone so talented, follow her dreams and open up her own online store. Her attention to detail is just awesome! I think she's the most organized person I have ever met! Bless her heart! 


As Sarah Martina Parker said, Lisa's pulling out the big guns on this one. To begin with, we are showcasing stamp sets designed by the very talented Nina Brackett. You'll have to wait for Sarah's kits as well!!! I just know you will all LOVE them!!!! 


From the moment I first saw the designs, I wanted all my stampy friends to get their inky hands on these beauties! I had so much fun working with them! And I wanted to share it with everyone!


A release this exciting needs LOTS of prizes to celebrate, and LOTS of prizes are what we have for you! Each day of previews there will be not one, not two, but THREE prizes up for grabs!!! Today's prize offerings are:

  1. Simply Delightful Stamp Set (being showcased today)
  2. A My Mind's Eye Hazel 6 x 6 paper pad from the Stella & Rose collection
  3. A My Mind's Eye Gertie 6 x 6 paper pad from the Stella & Rose collection
The prizes will be awarded based on random drawing from the comments left on THREE of the Team blogs listed below! You won't know whose blog has the prize... neither do we, actually, until Lisa draws from a hat...so you'll want to leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win. But please play fair... only ONE comment per blog!

You have until 11:00 pm Pacific tonight (April 28th) to make the rounds! The winners will be announced in tomorrow's post. 

So off you go! Enjoy your first looks at Simply Delightful!!! 



This is one of my favorite images in the stamp set. It is just soooo ornate! You have to try it with embossing powder, it's even more gorgeous then!!! 


Now that you've had your little sneaky peeky...heehee...you will really want to go check out what the rest of the design team has done with this stamp set. 











And finally, don't forget to hop on over to The Craft's Meow Blog for more info about the release and the prizes! :) 

CASE Study Challenge #37


Hi bloggies! It's Thursday, you know what that means! Time for another CASE Study Challenge. This week is the last week for our talented muse, Silke Ledlow. Don't forget to head on over to her blog and thank her for the wonderful inspiration she's given us this whole month of April.

This week's card is super feminine. I just love it! From the flower, to the pearls, and that gorgeous script sentiment. This is such a wonderful card to CASE. Well then, let's go! :)


I was browsing through a Crate and Barrel catalog and saw these colors together. Isn't it so spring?! All the stamps used on this card are from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I hadn't noticed until I was writing up my post. A lot of times I reach for my WM stamps without even realizing it. I just love using them and it has become a wonderful habit. :) I used Roses in Bloom, Faux Fun, and Very Vintage Labels No. 10


I'll be waiting to see what you have for us this week. I'll see you all over at CASE Study Challenge Blog

This week's sponsor is Chupa, and she's giving away a 3-month subscription to Scrapbook News & Rewiew magazine!!


Don't forget to check out the fabulous ladies on the design team. They've prepared a wonderful feast for the eyes! Here they are!













Monday, April 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop

Hi friends! Whew the weekend was busy! I hope you all enjoyed your Easter Sunday! I have a card for the Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop. It seems I've missed several already and I really don't want to miss this one too. The theme for this blog hop is the men and boys in our lives. Masculine cards was never my forte. But I decided to give this one a go. I hope you like it!


For my card I used the following Papertrey Ink stamp sets: Just the Ticket, Postmarks, Mat Stack 1 Collection, and Little Argyle. I just tried to go very masculine with the colors and the images I used on my card. I also tried to keep things simple. What do you think? Enjoy the blog hop! :) That's it for me tonight. Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, April 23, 2011

ColourQ Challenge 81 and The Shabby Tea Room Week 58

***If you're looking for my Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge card, just click here.***
**And don't forget to check out The Craft's Meow sneak peaks!!!**


Hi friends! I have a card for the ColourQ Challenge 81. I saw my friend Christina's card and I was inspired to join. The colors were within my safety zone...so here I am! :) The colors and card I was thinking of making also fit the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room. Yay! So two challenges with one card!  :) 





I was trying my hand at something new with this card. I used some enamel accents to dot the edges of my card and label. I wasn't very successful as they are not even at all. And in the middle of that my cat Lucas decided he wanted to inspect my card. He managed to paw parts of the "dots" that I had made. :( He loves to sit with me when I'm making cards, but he usually just sits patiently and waits until I'm done. I guess the smell of the enamel accents made him curious. Heehee!

The challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room was Pastels and Stripes, so I stamped the background with PTI's Distressed Stripes. The pastel colors of the ColourQ Challenge were exactly what I needed! For the labels I used my favorite Very Vintage Labels 18. I haven't even begun to use all of the wonderful stamps in this set. I really wanted to get some Spellbinder's dies, but got side tracked by all the wonderful stamp sets that were on my list. The gorgeous flowers are from Roses in Bloom...all from Waltzingmouse Stamps of course! What do you think? I hope you can still see the light blue...I guess I used a very light, light blue ink....oops! :) 




Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 44

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Hi everyone! I'm back today for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 44. I really enjoy going through all of the gorgeous works of art that our Waltzingmouse friends submit every week. I get a lot of inspiration from you and I find more and more people to follow. :) I hope I'm bringing you as much inspiration as you bring to me. Here's our sketch for this week.



Isn't this wonderful? You can do sooo many things with it. The possibilities are endless! Here's my card for this week. I found this color combination on the front cover of CARDS magazine, and I have found myself using it over and over again. It's sooo beautiful. I have wanted to make a background of these gorgeous flowers every since I first saw them. They're from Roses in Bloom. I'll be using this stamp set again and again, that's for sure. And I still can't get enough of Vintage Labels No. 18! I still don't have the dies for this, you can still use it though, but I have a feeling I'm going to want to get my hands on one. The sentiment is from Frame It. I LOVE script sentiments, and this is perfect! I embossed the bottom portion of my card using an embossing folder from SU. I hope you like my card for this week. I'll see you over at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge ok?! :)


The other wonderfully, talented Mischief Makers have more inspiration for you, so don't forget to head on over to check their blogs out! 






Thursday, April 21, 2011

BIG News!!! and some cards to share


Hi bloggies! I have the most wonderful news to share with all of you! I might be a little late, but better late than never!!! I was recently invited by Lisa Hjulberg from The Craft's Meow to be a part of her awesome design team!!! Yay!!! I'm sooo excited! And not only that!!! We get to work with stamp sets designed by the ubberly talented Nina Brackett. I have to tell you...I've seen the May release...and O MY GOODNESS!!!! You're all in for a treat!!! I can't wait to play with them and show you all!!!! The sneak peaks will start on April 28, 2011 and will end with a blog hop (with wonderful prizes!!!) on May 1, 2011. You also have to hop on over to check out the talented girls that I'm so lucky to be working with!!! 


The Craft's Meow also has a wonderful array of paper kits, put together by the talented Sarah Martin Parker,  Alice Wertz, and Ivana Camdzic. Hop on over to the store and check out all the fabulous crafty goodies to be had. See you on April 28th over at The Craft's Meow, and bring a friend! :)


I have one more good news before I share some cards with you tonight. I was also invited by Debbie Marcinkiewicz to be a guest designer on The Shabby Tea Room on June 20th. I know it's a little early to announce but I was so excited I wanted to share it with all of you! :) Can you imagine...me?!?! A guest designer for The Shabby Tea Room, when I was just saying that I didn't feel my cards were shabby chic enough! I'm so happy! :) Yay! Join me and the Shabby girls there on June 20th!!! :)


Ok finally, some cards to share. These were some of my submissions for magazine calls that were not accepted. I wanted to share them with you because I had a lot of fun making them. Here they are! Oh and sorry about the poor quality of the pictures. I didn't have my extra lights yet when I took a picture of these. I hope you'll enjoy viewing them! :) That's it for me tonight. I'll see you all again tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by.





CASE Study Challenge 36


Hi! I'm back for CASE Study Challenge 36. Are you enjoying CASEing Silke Ledlow's gorgeous creations? I know I am! Here's her card for this week.


For this week's card, I went with using a white background. It's a little hard for me because I seem to have this uncontrollable urge to ink up everything! Haha! I'm serious! If I'm not stamping on it, I'm inking with distress inks. I used several stamp sets for this card. Starting with Delightful Doilies from Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is from Postmarks, also from Papertrey Ink. The gorgeous label is Very Vintage Labels 18 from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I also used A Special Lady for the flowers. The teeny tiny bird peaking there is from Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions. And the lace trim is from Mehndi Medallions. All three sets are from WPlus9.



Have you seen our prize this week?!?!? You will LOVE it!!! Heeee! This week's sponsor is AnnaBelle Stamps!!


The prize for the one lucky winner is the All Things Grow stamp set! Woohoo! Come and play!!!

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Don't forget to check out the fabulous ladies on the design team. They've prepared a wonderful feast for the eyes! Here they are!













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