Monday, April 21, 2014

Pretty Pink Posh - Sequin Shaker Blog Hop Coming Soon!

To celebrate the opening of Pretty Pink Posh Shop, Paulina has invited everyone to create a Sequin Shaker project for the very first Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop!  Stop by Pretty Pink Posh Blog for all of the details!  

Date: The blog hop will start on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 6AM, PST and will run until Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:55 PM, PST.

Where: It’s taking place HERE on the Pretty Pink Posh blog. We will have a link-up widget where you can link up your project and then hop along and see what others have created.

Who: We want EVERYONE to be involved. If you love sequins and have a blog, you are welcome to join along. Don’t have a blog yet? This is a great time to start one!

Check out all of the amazing sponsors that Paulina has lined up for the Sequin Shaker Blog Hop!

Here's a badge if you'd like to grab it and spread the word for this FUN blog hop!

Here are a couple of projects that I've made recently with a "shaker" effect using Pretty Pink Posh sequins and confetti!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!
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Confetti Crush Reminder - Reverse Confetti

There's still time to play along with the Confetti Crush challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!   This challenge was so fun, I wanted to give it another go!

 The LEAD of the Confetti Crush challenge will receive a gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store!  How exciting is that?!

The Retrosketches #111 worked well to display a sweet bag of confetti on this birthday card!

I used a few pieces of My Mind's Eye Mildred papers on this fun card!  The Confetti Cuts Double Edge Scallop Border was cut in half and stitched together over a glassine bag full of pretty sequins, and a small Confetti Cuts Tag Me banner was added to the top with a mini staple!  The "birthday wishes" sentiment from Sweet Thing was stamped vertically on a background piece, to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Sweet Thing (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Smoke (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Sea Glass (Simon Says Stamp), Mildred (My Mind's Eye)
Other: Confetti Cuts Double Edge Scallop Border & Tag Me (Reverse Confetti), glassine bag, small attacher (Tim Holtz), Sewing Machine, Thread

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Top Dog Dies & Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Top Dog Dies & Scrapbook Circle 
Blog Hop!

Let's Be Explorers Card Set

Top Dog Dies is giving away TWO $50 gift vouchers for Top Dog Dies Wafer-Thin Dies and 
Scrapbook Circle is giving away one Scrapbook Circle Bucket List Kit, so make sure you register on the Top Dog Dies Blog for you chance to win!

Here are a few words from our co-sponsor, Scrapbook Circle...
At Scrapbook Circle we are passionate about preserving our family memories. We love sharing daily inspiration and connecting with others who also love to create. We have been creating monthly scrapbook kits for over seven years. Each of our kits includes a custom printable and we have now expanded our shop to included coordinating digital files. We create exclusive items for each monthly kit. We strive to provide you with fresh products every month that inspire you to create. 

Here's a little something extra...
Scrapbook Circle Special Promotion /// Use code scrapbook20 to receive 20% off your order today though May 31, 2014.

Hello Card

Going Places Card

Ride On Card

Official Blog Hop Order

Stacey Schafer - That's me!

Let's Be Explorers Cover

I had a ball creating this card set using Top Dog Dies A2 Card #5 Die & Scrapbook Circle Bucket List Kit.

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Great Job!

It's was a late night in the craft cave!  I whipped up this card for my dear daughter who has a dance recital coming up in May!  I had to sneak this one in late tonight, since she usually peeks her in and checks out what I'm creating!

It's been a while since I've been able to play along with the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge...and since it's Anything Goes this week, it was perfect timing for me!  I also used the colors from Color Throwdown #288 and Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #216.

How fun is the Deco Bag filled with Pretty Pink Posh sequins & confetti...Pink Peonies, Mossy Green, and Silver Stars?!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps: Seeing Stars (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Slate (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Smoke (Simon Says Stamp), Amy Tangerine Plus One (American Crafts), Glitzy Glitter (DCWV)
Other:  Deco Bag Die, Stars, Bookmark Wise Dies (Paper Smooches), Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon (SU), Sequins & Confetti (Pretty Pink Posh), Sewing Machine, Thread

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Viva la Verve - You're So Awesome

Hey there, Verve fans!  How about a little Viva la Verve?!

Check out this GORGEOUS sketch and inspiration from Diva, Laurie Schmidlin!

While I was flipping through some of my newer patterned paper pads, I noticed that the Doodlebug Designs Take Note had an awesome gray with some bright turquoise and green...perfect for this challenge!  With that splash of GREEN, I thought I'd play along at the Catered Crop this week, too!

I die cut Dreamy Leaves Die Set from the green arrow pattern, the Scroll Die from a subtle graph-paper pattern, and the Jotted Heart Die from a piece of turquoise burlap.  The swirly leaf from Happy Days was inked up in a soft gray for a tone on tone effect and the sentiments in black for a bold contrast.  

Hope you'll stop by Viva la Verve and play along with us this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Happy Days (Verve)
Ink:  London Fog (Momento), Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (PTI), Take Note (Doodlebug Designs)
Other:  Dreamy Leaves Die Set, Jotted Heart Die, Scroll Die (Verve), Small Attacher (Tim Holtz), Lemon Meringue & Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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