Wednesday, March 28, 2012

♥ Simon Says... Anything Goes! ♥

Well, it's that time again!! Anything Goes challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! Just make any type creation and link it up at the challenge blog! Easy Peasy!!

This week the Simon Says DT is showcasing products by My Favorite Things. I chose this versatile and cute stamp and die set called 'Polka Dots Greetings Die-Namics'. Love this fun set!

The gorgeous paper is by Pink Paislee called London Market. I also used some Prima roses, punched Martha Stewart Butterflies, seam binding and Liquid Pearls in White Opal.

And don't forget, Heidi will generously give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

I hope you all have an amazing day! Happy, Happy Birthday Mom!! You are the BEST!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

♥ Nature Babies 2 ♥

I just love these cute little animals in the next set of digi stamps in the Nature Series by Angels Landing! They are from the Nature Babies 2 Set. Aren't they just adorable? You get 9 different images, some individual and some in groups. (The pic just shows some of them)

I wanted to give the animals a subtle look. So I just colored them in lightly with some pastel chalks. The papers are from the new Dear Lizzy line by American Crafts.

I also used some lace trim, hemp twine, flowers, pearl and sentiment from JustRite.

The next card was also colored in with some chalks but then I coated it with some chunky glitter to give it a fun look.

These papers are by Jillibean Soup from the Southern Chicken Dumpling line. I also used some new pink and green Baker's Twine by Queen ad Co., Liquid Pearls and the Twill ribbon is by May Arts.

Thank you again Judi for thinking of me!! ;)

Have a sweet day everyone!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

♥ So Very Sweet ♥

I hope you all are having a very sweet Thursday! What a beautiful day it is here! Feels like Summer! Defintely put me in the mood to create a card using some bright and cheery colors!

I made my card using the current color challenge at The Play Date Cafe. Love this color scheme and what a fabulous inspiration photo! And make sure you check out who there awesome Guest and Sponsor is this week!  What a talented and special young man!!

I used some new papers by Echo Park as well as a lace applique, some seam binding, flowers and a stick pin pennant.

I was also inspired by this week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. It is to create a card using the same colors as well as a pennant, flag or banner. I just couldn't resist this sweet inspiration photo! It feels funny to be playing along as a participant and not on the DT!! :)

I hope you all have a fabulous nighty night!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

♥ Black and White with a splash of Teal ♥

I love the current challenge at the JustRite Inspiration Blog. I've been wanting to play along for almost 2 weeks now but couldn't due to my son's birthday, losing the internet for 4 days, etc. But today I made sure I got a chance! I love black and white with a splash of color. It makes things look so elegant. And that is what the current JustRite Friday Challenge is...#068 Color!

For my card, I used the JustRite Kindness Cling Set along with some Spellbinders Dies, Labels Twenty and Scalloped Circles.

I also used a paper doily, seam binding ribbon, Liquid Pearls, a handmade stick pin, punched butterflies and the papers are by Echo park and Prima.

You still have a couple of hours to join the challenge!!

Have a wonderful night!!

P.S. There is a sweet Mother's Day Giveaway HERE! Look at all of this! So very generous LuAnne!

♥ Simon Says... BINGO! ♥

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't been on here lately! They are building new homes on our street and last Wednesday the builder accidentally dug up the main Verizon Fios lines. Which meant, we had no phone, tv or internet until almost midnight Saturday night! You can take away the ringing phone but not my tv or internet!! The Amish lifestyle is not for me!! LOL (Like that one Elise!;)

Anyway, back to business!! This week's challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is a FUN one!! Get ready to play some BINGO!! Just use any 3 boxes in a row to create your card. (See below)

Well, I will admit I couldn't use just 3 boxes! I was kinda going for a Full board! hehe But my 3 in a row is across the middle...Pearls...Lace...Ticket. And this week the SSS DT is featuring products by Magnolia! I chose this sweet stamp called Pie Tilda from the new Sweet Crazy Love line.

I also used some new Magnolia papers from the same line called Paris Pink Peony and Calla Lilly of Paris.

To finish off the card, I also used some Magnolia Pink Paper Roses, punched Martha Stewart butterflies, some lace trim and applique, seam binding ribbon, White Opal Liquid Pearls, a Tim Holtz Ticket and that beautiful stick pin is made by my new friend, Elise! You must check out her AMAZING blog, Paper Love Affair! So talented and so very sweet!!

Here is the SSS BINGO Board!
And don't forget,  Heidi will generously give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

And finally, the random winner from my last giveaway is...... Norma Wilson!! Congratulations Norma! Please shoot me an email with your snail mail addy!! I will be having a Spring Giveaway you won't want to miss, coming up soon!! ;)

Have a sweet day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

♥ Giveaway Time!! ♥

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It's that time again!! Here's what I have up for grabs this time!!

~ Echo Park Graceful This and That Collection Kit (Love this kit!)

~ Echo Park Graceful Element Stickers

~ Echo Park Graceful Brads

~ and a $50.00 Visa Gift Card that can be used to purchase whatever you want! Including on the internet!

 Oh and I forgot to add that I will also give the winner 20 yards of my hand dyed seam binding ribbon in assorted colors to match the above kit.

What do you have to do to win these?? 1. Leave me a comment on this post. 2. Post my giveaway on your blog or tell me how you will spread the word. And for 2 chances, become a follower/friend of my blog! Easy peasy!

I will leave this open for 2 weeks and it will close on March 14th! I will announce a winner a day or 2 after that! Good luck everyone!!


♥ Simon Says....A Bit O' Green ♥

This week's challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is sure to get you green with envy!! Just make any type creation with green on it! It can be a St. Patty's Day card or whatever you like!

This week the SS DT are featuring products by Hero Arts! I chose to make a cute little shamrock out of some stamped little hearts from Hero Arts Buttons clear stamp set. I just stamped 4 hearts, cut them out, glued them together at the bottoms and then added some chunky glitter and a piece of twine for the stem.

I also used a sentiment from another Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set called Essential Messages as well as some Hero Arts Light Green Accent Pearls.

There are also some Spellbinders Dies on there as well, Scallop Circle Dies and Labels Twenty Dies. And lastly, to finish it off, I used some ribbon, trim and papers from the new Dear Lizzy line, Neopolitan by American Crafts.

As always, Heidi will generously give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

Have a super fabulous day!

Monday, March 12, 2012

♥ Spring is near ♥

This is my last Shabby Tea Room a DT member anyway. What a fun year+ it's been. A big thank you to Debbie and all the past and present DT's. It's been a blast!

This week the Shabby Girls got to play with some gorgeous ribbons, trims, buttons and flowers from our sponsor, Creative Treasures. And the challenge this week at The Shabby Tea Room is to create any type creation with at least 3 colors from the inspiration photo and you must also use a dry embossed element as well.

I used some paper by My Mind's Eye from the Miss Caroline line as well as the beautiful ribbons, trim, buttons and flowers from Creative Treasures. The die cuts on the side are from Spellbinders Labels twenty.

There is also some punched butterflies and heart and Liquid Pearls.

There will not only be 1 winner for this week's challenge, there will be 2 winners!! 1 person will win some ribbons, trims and flowers from Creative Treasures worth $50!

The other winner will receive a $50 Prize Package from Frost it Pink!

Don't forget to leave some love for the other Shabby Girls too! ;)

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - {TSTR Creator} - Simple Treasures
Cindy Holshouser - Sweet P Paperie
Fran Westmoreland - Purple Peanut's Crafty Blog
Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!
Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards

Here is the Shabby Tea Room inspiration photo.

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

♥ In the Mood for Love ♥

A few days ago I received an email from Rochelle at Let's Make Greeting Cards and she told me that I Won the Grand Prize in the Valentine Card Making Contest! $100.00!! I was shocked, thrilled and humbled! You can see the winning entries HERE.

This is my winning card. A Pocket card that can hold not only a heart shaped card but also a coupon for a massage, gift card or a small gift.

You can find the tutorial on how I made it HERE.

Here is another card that I had entered too. A Shaker Card. The tutorial for this one is HERE.

Well, I have to go finish getting ready for my son's 6th Birthday party tomorrow! We have lots of family and friends coming!

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!! Thanks again Rochelle for making my week!! ;)