Tuesday, February 26, 2013

St. Patty's Time!

I've been working on some fun St. Patty's projects....a few cards and
things, this project is a wall hanging that is available as a kit
over at Hannah's....you can find them HERE.

It was made using Karen Foster's St. Patty's collection,
and BoBunny Double Dot paper, with the finishing
touches of AC glitter tape and Want2Scrap pearls.

Simple fun home decor.....love making these!

More goodies coming soon....and a giveaway too!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Exciting News!!!!

Well....can't even begin to tell you how excited I am!!! 
It's a "pinch me I'm dreaming" sorta moment....
The announcement is official today.....

I'm on the new 2013 Rubber Cafe DT!!!!!

Love all their stamps and products....
if you aren't familiar, stop by and see them HERE.

I'm feeling both honored and blessed to be a part
of this amazing team of ladies, and I'm looking forward 
to sharing some serious stamping and inky fun!

Stop back soon, too....because I have also crossed
the magical 200 followers number!  There will be a
giveaway celebration happening soon! 

Springtime Thoughts.....

Sneaked in a bit of playtime yesterday.....just can't help myself!
Winter is still here (ugh....even despite the groundhog's prediction)
so thought I'd brighten the day with a little stamping!  

Check out challenge #90 up at JustRite:
Here is my card for the challenge:

I decided for the "banner" part of the sketch....to use the leaves
of the foliage as something different. 

Items used for this card:
JustRite Stamps Lace Borders (stamped in green and fussy cut)
JustRite Stamps Vintage Oval Labels (stamped twice in green
and center fussy cut and foam taped)
JustRite Stamps Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty (Happy Birthday)
JustRite Nested Sentiment Dies 
Spellbinders Dies Foliage and Donna Salazar Rose Creations
(cut folded and brushed with Worn Lipstick & Mowed Lawn Ink) 
Spellbinders Labels Six
Cuttlebug embossing folder
MS edge punch
Authentique Seasons: Spring Paper 6x6
Hug Snug Seam Binding
Bo Bunny Vicki B brads
Queen & Co and Want2Scrap Rox & bling
Distress Ink Mowed Lawn and Worn Lipstick

Enjoyed playing along at JustRite....if you'd like to play too,
you can find the challenges HERE

And stay tuned for some exciting news a little later today!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Top 16....please vote!!

Wow....can't believe I made it to the next round of the card
contest over at Practical Scrappers!  So many amazing
cards!  This round we were allowed to draw any
inspiration we felt from a picture, and here was
my result:

I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and do something
really different!  If you get a chance....would really appreciate
your vote....you can find the post for voting HERE.

Thank you so much in advance.....and make sure to
check out Practical Scrappers often....they are always
doing something fun over there!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Heart Belongs 2 U.....

Getting a little inky and painted today on my blog.
With this Valentine's tag....

Love getting a little grungy
now and then, don't you? 

 I started with a blank base tag.....then I stamped and
embossed the heart from Valentine Silhouettes using WOW
Angel Wings embossing glitter then inked the rest of the tag up
with Distress Ink:  Festive Berries, Barn Door, Shaded Lilac.
I dripped water on it to give the background
a more distressed look. 

Next used the Tonic distressing tool around the edges of
the tag....I re-inked with more Barn Door ink.
Then I lightly brushed the tag with Pearl Adirondack
Paint Dauber...also used the daubers on the
  metal #2....first Red Pepper, then while still wet,
  used my finger to mix in some Pearl to get it a silvery pink.
The Pearl paint was also used to fill in the word "Cherish" on
the metal tag and brushed it around the edge of
the plastic TH fragment piece under the letter
"U".....that piece was also colored with Red
Pepper alcohol ink.  Then I inked up the love
definition stamp from the TH  Love Struck set in white,
and stamped randomly on the tag.  Finishing touches were
a bit of TH tissue tape under the letter U (after a brush of Barn Door)
and adding various TH baubles, charms, metal pieces and ribbon.

I'm linking up over on the Ranger Blog HERE.  Have you seen
their Valentine contest?  You can find it HERE.

Products used:
Distress Inks: Festive Berries, Shaded Lilac, Barn Door
Adirondack Paint Daubers: Red Pepper and Pearl
Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Red Pepper

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous sets:
Love Struck and Valentine Silhouettes
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape: Symphony
Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers: Eclectic
Tim Holtz Ideology Findings:  Numerals,
Game Spinners, Fragments & Philosophy Tags
Tim Holtz Ideology Fasteners:
Trinket Pins and Mini Paper Clips
Tim Holtz Ideology Baubles
Tim Holtz Ideology Game Pieces
WRMK metal corners
Hug Snug Seam Binding
October Afternoon Mini Market Letters
Vintage Street Market Bingo Card


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Stampin' Sunshine....

Hannah's has a new kit!  Using Darcie's Stamps and
Fancy Pants 6x6 papers (The Good Life).

I apologize in advance for the poor pic of the full 
kit....was needing to snap a quick pic before
I dropped it off!

Here are a couple closeups:

These cards make me want spring!
Full of stamped sunshine, fluffy white clouds...and
love the chevrons too....I cut them apart
to make the arrows in the top card.
Inks used....Black Soot and Mustard Seed
Distress Inks.  Kept it simple for the kit! 

More fun projects soon....yes, more Valentines!
A LO, a home decor St. Patty's project! 

Take time some time for you today!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine in My Mind's Eye....

Playing with more Valentines....this time MME "Love Me" 
and some of their new washi tape....love that!!
The black lattice pattern is all their new washi!

A sweet simple little card--easy layers, and the
heart is a chipboard heart covered with washi!  

Products used:  
Paper and Washi Tape: MME
Pearls: Want2Scrap
Felt XO and brad: Oriental Trading
Lace Trim:  Webster's Pages 
Stick Pin:  LYB
Button:  CTMH
Twine: Divine Twine 

And remember....this month's challenge at Scrap It Girl
is to use felt, burlap, canvas....any type of fabric.
You can link up your projects HERE.
Great fun Valentine prize pack too! 

Have a happy crafting weekend!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Soft as Springtime....

I'm so wishing for spring!  I love the soft pretty color
palette of that season.....just gorgeous!  And since I
am still in snowy IL....thought I'd just make a little
springtime softness....

This card was made for Just Rite Stampers Friday
 Challenge  #089 "Anything Goes"

We were supposed to use one of our favorite stamp sets....
and say why it was our favorite.  I chose the set
Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty.  It's because it
layers so incredibly beautifully....the 2 fleur de lis
medallion layers and also that scroll I've stamped
beneath....they fit together perfectly.  And it
matches one of my favorite Cuttlebug folders,
AND you can easily cut it out because it goes with
Spellbinders Labels Twenty.  It even comes with
sentiments (the thank you is from the set).
Yes I LOVE this set!

Products use:
JustRite Stampers Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty
Spellbinders Labels Twenty
Zing Charcoal embossing powder
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Want2Scrap Pearl Swirls
CTMH organza ribbon
Websters Pages Sparklers
Echo Park Be Mine collection
Black Soot Distress Ink
Donna Salazar Mixed Media Ink
(this was brushed over the embossed background)
Memento Tuxedo Black (sentiment & scrolls)
Versamark embossing ink

Thanks for stopping by....and make sure you check
out JustRite Stampers Friday Challenges HERE.

Monday, February 4, 2013

A Little Birdie Told Me....

Yes, I've been told there are new card kits at Hannah's.
Made by yours truly.  Here is the kit:

Made with all kinds of goodies:
Authentique 6x6 Lively
Want2Scrap Hot Pink Rhinestones
Darcie's Three Little Birds stamp set
Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Here are a couple close ups:

One of the other cards was up on the last post.
This kit is available now, until they sell
out....getting a beautiful set of rubber 
cling stamps in a card kit is such a deal!

Thanks for stoppin' by.....more goodies soon!
Remember to have some crafty, inky fun today!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?

A little more Valentine love....that I can share with you all
now that it's ok!!  Entered it overat Practical Scrappers and made
the first cut in the 2013 Card Contest!!  Here is my entry:

Supplies used:
Spellbinders Classic Heart die
Cuttlebug Conversation Hearts embossing folder
AC grosgrain ribbon
Want2Scrap pearls
Queen & Co Trendy Tape
Buttons....various manuf.

I'm loving the framed button look....will have to try this
technique again soon!  If you do get a chance....stop by
Practical Scrappers....you can find them HERE
(PS you can vote for me too....I'd really appreciate that!)

Happy Weekend Crafting!