Thursday, July 31, 2014

CKC Houston - Gift Tags

Hey there, friends!
If you know me, you know I LOVE Reverse Confetti!
I also adore the Reverse Confetti Crew!

Jen has not only created a FANTASTIC company, but she has also put together the BEST design team!   I'm so excited because TODAY I am off to CKC Houston with two of the Reverse Confetti gals, Jen del Muro and Amy Kolling!  

I made a couple of tags for some goodies that I gathered together for my RC girls!

 If you are at CKC Houston this weekend, come by The Little Blue House Booth #500 and say "hello!"  We will have Reverse Confetti Make 'n Takes and Demonstrations!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Fabulous Flamingos, Lighthearted Letters (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Dark Chocolate (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Summer Lovin' (Carta Bella)
Other:  Confetti Cuts Fabulous Flamingos, Tag Me Too, Circles 'n Scallops (Reverse Confetti), Strawberry Baker's Twine (The Twinery)

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Top Dog Dies - More July Release

Sewn Up

Hey, Top Dog Dies fans!

I have a couple more projects to show off today using the new Top Dog Dies July release dies

The new Top Dog Dies Corset Die is a beautiful and intricate die that I think looks fabulous both as a corset and this way, as a dress form.  

The Carta Bella Sew Lovely collection is a perfect one to feature the Corset die!

 UR2 Cute

I'm loving this, too...the Top Dog Dies Flower Lace A2 Mat Die!

The mat die does all the making a beautiful card!  Easy, peasy!

 Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Paper:  Cotton Candy (MFT), White (PTI), Sew Lovely (Carta Bella), Cut & Paste Adorbs (My Mind's Eye)
Other:  Top Dog Dies Corset Die, Top Dog Dies Flower Lace A2 Mat Die, Adorbs Chipboard Stickers (My Mind's Eye), White Doily (SRM Stickers)

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Twinery & Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to The Twinery & Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop!
A combination of twine, stamps and die cuts...what more could a paper crafter want?!

You should have arrived here by way of Vickie Zimmer!  If not, stop in at The Twinery blog to make sure you don't miss a beat of this awesome hop!

Not only is this hop full of beautiful inspiration, there are also PRIZES involved that some lucky commenters will win!

The Twinery is giving away a 
Solid Sampler Pack ($48 value)

and Serendipity Stamps is giving away a
$25 Gift Certificate!

Here is the official hop order!

Serendipity Stamps -
The Twinery -
Tifany DeGough -
Anya Schrier -   
Rebecca VanDeMark -
Vickie Zimmer -     
Stacey Schafer -
Julie Warner -  
Melyssa Connolly -
Karen Amidon -
Melania Deasy -
Cathy Weber -
Suzanna Lee -

I was inspired by the Poppy Sketch #9...the sketch and fabulous colors were a perfect combination to show off The Twinery and Serendipity Stamps goodies!  The Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog has a Twine challenge up and running, too!

I used
  The Twinery 
Serendipity Stamps 

A gorgeous combination, don't you think?

I die cut the Serendipity Stamps Owl Die with some gold glitter paper...really makes the Gold Shimmer & Natural Twine pop!
The Serendipity Stamps And Wisdom Comes sentiment was stamped in a dark purple to bring out the background purple pattern paper.  Love the sophisticated look of this birthday card!

Now, you're off to the next stop of The Twinery & Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop...Julie Warner!  Don't forget to leave some love along the way for a chance to win!  Enjoy the hop!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  And Wisdom Comes - Wood Mounted (Serendipity Stamps)
Ink:  Elderberry Luxe
Paper:  White (PTI), Glitzy Glitter (DCWV), Something Wonderful (Teresa Collins)
Other:  Owl Die (Serendipity Stamps), Gold Shimmer & Natural Twine (The Twinery)

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Sugar Pea Designs - SugarSketch 008

Hey there, Sugar Peeps!
This sweetheart set, Seashore Wishes, is sure to steal your heart!

It's time for a new sketch!  Hope you'll play along with us!

Viola...feast your eyes on this fabulously versatile sketch!

Here's how you can play along with the SugarSketch!

Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
Feel free to rotate/flip the sketch, or exchange any shapes for what works with your design, just make sure the sketch is recognisable!
Combine our sketch with any other challenge(s) (except another sketch!)
Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPDSS08 so that we may check out your beautiful work
Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.

I adore this set, SeaSide Wishes, from the Sugar Snap Collection!
The beauty of the ocean with still that touch of SugarPea sweetness shines with this one!

I created a subtle scene to show this wishful girl off!  I stamped the main image over a piece of Echo Park's Walking on Sunshine paper, added a fun sentiment tag and embellished with a Lil' Inker Designs stitched sun and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins!

If you look closely, you'll see that I shaded some of the image with pencils...the shell, the pail, the heart on her shirt and her sweet cheeks!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Seaside Wishes (SugarPea Designs)
Ink:  Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Audrey Blue (Simon Says Stamp), Walking on Sunshine (Echo Park)
Other:  Sun Die (Lil' Inker Designs), Mint & Aquamarine Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Verve July Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's July Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas and guests are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the July release stamps & dies! Besides a peek at some really cool cards, there are also a couple of prizes up for grabs!

1. Julee10. Jen
2. Stacey11. Sheri {Guest}
3. Maureen12. Laurie
4. Chaitali13. Andrea
5. Marisa14. Amber
6. Teresa15. Christyne
7. Kay {Guest}16. Sarah
8. Janelle17. Anya
9. Charmaine18. Betty

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about.

Want another chance to win? Now it's your turn! We'd LOVE to see what you've done with the July release. Link up your cards using at least one product from our July release and you'll be entered in a drawing to win our entire next release! All the details and the linkup widget are on the Verve Blog today. The deadline is August 23, so there's still plenty of time to get the July release if you haven't already. 

Don't miss this weekend only discount offer in honor of Julee's birthday:

My card layout was inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #355!  Word Art Wednesday is always asking for uplifting messages, so I'm linking up there, too!

The July Verve Release is absolutely AMAZING!  Today, I'm showing off the new Happy Place stamp set and it's coordinating Happy Doodles Die Set!  The previously released Flag It Die Set and Banner Bundle Die Set were added for some interest, too!  Don't you just love the detail of the butterfly and the mix of whimsical fonts?!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Happy Place (Verve)
Ink:  Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  So Saffron (SU), Memorabilia (Teresa Collins)
Other:  Happy Doodles Die Set, Flag It Die Set, Banner Bundle Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Circle Die (Lil' Inker Designs), Wood Veneer Cloud

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Orange You Glad - Reverse Confetti Color Challenge

Hey there, 'Fetti Fans!
If you haven't played along with the Reverse Confetti July Color Challenge yet, you still have time!

This is a perfect color scheme for summer projects!  

 I used lots of summery goodness on my card today!

The Catered Crop Recipe Swap:VELLUM is up and running!  Vellum...a perfect, soft and beautiful addition to any project!  You may notice a few sprinkles of sequins, too...Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear and Marshmallow Sequins!

Have I told you how much I LOVE Reverse Confetti?!  I'll give you one reason...Reverse Confetti makes it EASY to create darling projects and (ok, two reasons:) EvErYtHiNg coordinates together!  Jen is a genius!
Can't wait to see the color challenge gallery fill up with summer goodness!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!
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Stamps:  Fresh 'n Fruity (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Sour Apple (MFT), Vellum (PTI), Lemon Lush (Studio Calico)
Other:  Confetti Cuts Fresh 'n Fruity, Tag Me Too, Diagonal Stripe Pretty Panels, Tag Me (Reverse Confetti), Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Marshmallow & Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Peach Twill Ribbon (SU)

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