Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Alley Way Stamps Giveaway

The Alley Way Stamps has a blog hop going on today and offering the new release to a random winner who comments! Go check out all the wonderful inspirations with their new stamps!
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holly Jolly

Good morning from all of us over at By LORi Designs! My card was inspired by the super cute and holly jolly "Candy Gram Sam" designed by Miss LORi! How adorable is he all bundled up in hat and scarf?! The sketch challenge 123 over at The Paper Players was perfect to showcase Mr. Sam:)
I used some new designer paper called Sleigh Ride by Crate Paper and new Copics that the wonderful peeps over at Taylored Expressions color matched for me:) LOVE!
Thanks for stopping by the stage! Head on over to By LORi Designs to see what the other designers have created for you viewing pleasure and inspiration!
Digital Stamps: Candy Gram Sam & Christmas Greetings Ink: Copics Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White CS (SU), Sleigh Ride DP (Crate Paper) Other: Big Shot, Apothecary framelet (SU) buttons & twine (PTI), sewing machine
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Reindeer Food

Good morning, crafty friends! The challenge over at The Pink Elephant this week is to create "Pretty Packaging".
One of my new stamp sets, Fa la la from The Alley Way Stamps, has the cutest reindeer image and reindeer food poem...LOVE! I whipped up this cute little Reindeer Food, my Hannah wants to make some for her classmates for Christmas!
The tag I created was my first attempt at working with Washi Tape from Freckled Fawn. The tape patterns are adorable, but I felt like a fish out of water as I tried to include it on my tage...hard to teach an old dog new tricks, so to speak. Hopefully, as a play with the Washi Tape a bit more, it will become easier and some washi mojo will emerge.
Thanks for stopping by the stage! Hope you'll join us over at The Pink Elephant this week:)
Stamps: Fa la la (TAWS) Ink: Black Stazon (SU), Copics Paper: Whisper White CS (SU) Other: Washi Tape & Manilla Tags (Freckled Fawn), Very Vanilla Seam Binding (SU) buttons & twine (PTI)
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Season's Greetings

What a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend it has been...a delicious meal with family, a little bargain shopping, a dinner and movie date with my hubby, Christmas decorating, and of course...lots of papercrafting!
How many of my stamping friends had this book as a child?! It was one of my all time favorites...and a perfect inspiration for my project today!
This scrappy holiday card was inspired by the Cover Art Inspiration, retro sketches 39, the Make It Monday 92: Layered Vellum Die Cuts, and Crazy 4 Challenges 164: Put a Bow On It.
Isn't this new paper, All is Bright by My Mind's Eye, completely gorgeous?! Creating the embossed, glittery vellum snowflakes was a new technique that I learned from the fabulous Melissa Phillips from the Make It Monday challenge...and I used her double bow technique, too...a little different from my usual way of making bows! Check out her fantastic tutorial video!

Stamps: Curly Cute (SU) Ink: Black Stazon (SU) Paper: Kraft CS, All is Bright (MME) Other: Big Shot, Snowflake die, Apothecary framelet, polka dot embossing folder, square punch, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, glitter (SU), buttons & twine (PTI), sewing machine, spray adhesive
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Happiness - The Pink Scrapbook

Happy Saturday! The theme challenge over at The Pink Scrapbook today is Happiness. I used photos of my three kiddos showing their pigs this past summer...happy times for them and happy moments for my husband and I as we see our children growing up and watch them care for their pigs.
Join us over at The Pink Scrapbook and create a "happy" page! Have a wonderful Saturday!
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Uniko Studio New Release

What an exciting day for us at Uniko Studio! Beverley designed some fabulous stamps and digital products for this new release, and we've been busting at the seams to share them with you!
I used the Wonderful Washi Christmas and Label Love: Christmas clear stamps along with the Classics Christmas and Eclectic Christmas digital papers for my cards today.
Head on over to Uniko Designs Blog and see what the other designers have to share today...then shop 'til you drop at the Uniko Studio Store.
Have a fabulous day!
Stamps: Wonderful Washi Christmas, Label Love: Christmas (Uniko Designs) Ink: Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler (SU), Copics Paper: White Naturals, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green CS Other: button, rhinestones, circle punch (SU), twine (PTI), pins sewing machine
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Blessings

Good morning! I'm ready for some Christmas crafts, how about you! My non-traditional Christmas card was inspired by a couple of challenges...the Color Throwdown 219 and...
a new-to-me sketch challenge, Classy Sketch 8. Pull out your pop dots for the Friends of Speedy Challenge 134 over at Mark's Finest Papers, too!
Have a wonderful weekend! Stop back by early in the morning for the Uniko Designs NEW RELEASE. It will knock your socks right off!

Stamps: Grateful Greetings (SU) Ink: Black Stazon (SU) Paper: White Naturals, Bermuda Bay, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray CS, DSP (SU) Other: Big Shot, Snowflake die, Scallop Edge punch, Basic Gray Satin ribbon, felt snowflake, Lucky Limeade baker's twine, rhinestones (SU), button (MFT), sewing machine
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thank You - BLD Challenge

The new challenge is up and running over at By LORi Designs, and boy, is it a goodie! How gorgeous is this color combination!?
For my card, I used this precious Puddle Jumper Eliza image from By LORi Designs...she is so cute! I paired up the BLD color inspiration with the I Spy Sketches Challenge 42...perfect to showcase Miss Eliza! The thing I love about By LORi Designs images is that they remind me of my own children and of my own childhood! Thank you, Lori, for bringing out the child in us all with your sweet images:)
Head on over to By LORi Designs and play along with us using the fabulous color inspiration:)
Thanks for stopping by the stage!
Digital Image: Puddle Jumper Eliza & Everyday Sentiments (BLD) Ink: Copics Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White CS, DSP (SU) Other: Big Shot (SU), Flags dies (MFT), buttons & twine (PTI), sewing machine
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Have a Blessed Day

Happy Monday! It's time for a new challenge over at The Pink Elephant. This week, please join us for the theme, Give Thanks! As for me, I am so thankful to be part of Lori's fabulous design team here at The Pink Elephant! Ella's girls and I love sharing goodies with you every week:)
Arielle's color combo, the ColourQ Challenge 163, is awesome for a masculine card. Speaking of masculine, this adorable image called Puddle Jumper Big Storm reminds me so much of my Benny Boy. Ben has always loved imaginative play, dressing in costumes and getting into character...not to mention, the slingshot in hand is definitely something Ben is seen carrying around on occasion while exploring outdoors.
The retrosketches 38 was a great layout to showcase this adorable Puddle Jumper Big Storm image from By LORi Designs.
Thanks for stopping by the stage!
Digital Image: Puddle Jumper Big Storm & Everyday Sentiments (BLD) Ink: Copics Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White CS, DSP (SU) Other: Big Shot (SU), Flags dies (MFT), Buttons & Twine (PTI)
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Sunday, November 18, 2012


Good morning, stamping friends! My card today was inspired by two challenges...the Mojo Monday Sketch 267 and...
the Play Date Cafe 158. Gorgeous colors and fabulous sketch to work with!
Thanks for stopping by the stage!

Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve) Ink: Black Stazon (SU) Paper: Blushing Bride CS, DSP (SU) Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Rose Red Seam Binding (SU), Manilla Tag (Freckled Fawn), Buttons (MFT), Twine (PTI)
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