Friday, May 31, 2013

Shine - Fusion #9

Hey, it rhymes!  Shine...with Fusion #9!  That's's time for a new Fusion Challenge with a fantastic sketch and inspirational graphic.  

I grabbed one of the new Verve sets, Let it Be, to put a little twist on the fusion today...added a little shine to a gloomy day with an uplifting sentiment and burst of flowers!  The Word Art Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes and CAS-ual Friday: Congratulations are up and running again this week, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!  Hope you'll play along with us at the Fusion this week!

Let it Be (Verve)
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Ok, so I went a little overboard on the layers and patterns with this one...but,  the new Mood Board #1 Challenge at Jot Magazine gave me permission, don't you think?  I paired up the inspiration photo board with the new cardabilities sketch #76...a dangerous combination...LOL!

And, how about those new stamps from Reverse Confetti, Peacock Pretties...PRETTY FABULOUS, I say!  When Jen released this one, I knew I HAD to have it!  Go check out Reverse Confetti stamps and have a crack at the 'Fetti Find Challenge, too!

The gorgeous Heidi Swapp paper pack, Sugar Chic, had perfect patterns and colors to add to my card today!  The glittered leopard print is so cool, I had to add a little flag of that!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

Peacock Pretties (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  Sugar Chic (Heidi Swapp)
Ink:  Black (Momento)
Dies:  Fishtail Flag Stax Dienamics (MFT)
Other:  Postage Stamp and Heart Punches (SU), Stickles, Sequins, Sewing Machine, Thread
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Alley Way Stamps June Blog Hop - Lemon Squeezy

Welcome to the TAWS June Blog Hop... and a chance to win all 3 sets!

One person will win ALL 3 NEW SETS!! YEP!! So if you want to be that person.. all you have to do is comment on the hop! 

Here are ways you can win.. You can pick and choose which ones you want to do.. but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win.. 

2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Post about it on facebook or your blog
4-Like us on Facebook
(leave a separate comment for each that you do)

You have until tonight, May 30th, at 9:00PM TAWS time to leave them.. 

This is a fun mini set that is yours FREE when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of June!! Nothing to do but shop.. and Lemon Squeezy will be added to your package..

Here is the official blog hop order...


I used the retrosketches challenge 65 and Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes for my 'easy peasy lemon squeezy' card...

I stamped the yummy lemons on patterned paper, fussy cut them and added some stickles for a little sparkle!  Love the sprinkling of sequins on this fun card, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

Lemon Squeezy (TAWS)

Birthday Wishes for you... STB #18

Good morning!  It's time for a new sketch over at Seize the Birthday!  This is my second attempt at a "birthday" card...realized with the original that I added a "thank you" sentiment instead of a birthday greeting!

Isn't Jen's sketch wonderful?!  It is one of those "go to" sketches that you want go back and use time and again!  I was also inspired by the color scheme and graphical tote bag from the ColourQ #191...fabulous colors and patterns here!

So, I 'm not sure I like the placement of the twine bow on the center of the flower...thinking about pulling it off and switching it out for another silver sequin!  The gray twine was calling my name and I caved...probably shouldn't have.   

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!  Have a wonderful day!  

Stamps:  Surely Goodness, Making a Statement (Verve)
Dies:  Goodness Flowers Die Set,  Sweet Scallop Die (Verve A Cut Above), Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
Ink:  Black (Momento), Real Red (SU)
Paper:  Gray (Craft Junction), Story Teller (Crate Paper)
Misc.:  silver sequins, gray baker's twine, sewing machine, thread

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Thank You - MFT Style

Good morning!  I had a little crafty time yesterday with the midwestern storms that were brewing...and whipped up this cheery card using a couple of fabulous inspiration challenges, Tuesday Trigger: Feather Weather and The Shabby Tea Room Challenge: Shabby Sunshine...

plus a sketch from Stampin' Royalty.  Oh, how I love layers and ribbon:)

I used a watercolor technique again by spritzing a couple of ink colors on a piece of acetate and using it as an ink pad for my the effect!  After a little layering, addition of ribbon, button, twine, and sequins...I really like how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by the stage!

LJD Sweet Roses and dies (MFT)

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Adjusted Her Sails

It's time for a new challenge over at The Pink Elephant!  This week for TPE 201, we challenge you to use Stars & Stripes on your project!

The sentiment on my card is a new Verve Plain Jane called Adjusted wonderful to honor those special women in your life who are overcoming adversity!  

I used the fabulous Viva la Verve May Week 2 Sketch along with the Diva Dare Challenge:  Stars & Stripes, and the color scheme from the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #212.

What is it about red, white and blue that brings out the patriot in us all?!  The colors are truly beautiful together for so many reasons...take time today to remember those who have fought for our freedom!

Can you tell I'm loving the sequins these days?!  I think I added them to EVERY card that I made over the weekend, so keep a look out for more to come this week:)

 Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!  Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Adjusted Sails PJ (Verve)
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hello there... TAWS June Sneak Peek Day 1

Good morning, TAWS-loving friends!  Today marks the first sneak peek day for The Alley Way Stamps June Release!  My card uses a new set called Bot Time...and it's full of adorable will love it!

I was inspired to use the Sweet Sunday Sketch 185 and the May Cards Color Challenge!

After stamping a couple of robots, I layered them up with some flag die cuts, some stitching, some flair,  some sequins and metal...and a little twine!

Come back Thursday for The Alley Way Stamps June BLOG HOP and a chance to win some FREE stamps!  Thanks for stopping by the stage!

Bot Time (TAWS)

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