September 29, 2014

Fall Fun!

I absolutely love being one of the Curtain Call Crew - it's a blast! not only do we have amazing challenges and the best team ever - Stacey organises fun swaps every now and then! The latest was a Fall theme and I was lucky enough to receive lots of goodies from the FABULOUS Amy Sheffer

This card features lots of Sweater Weather goodies from Simple Stories. I've just taught myself to knit, so the knit print paper made me squeal! And how cute is that fox?! The little leaves are from Paper Smooches Large Leaves die - I'll be using that one a lot, thanks Amy!

Here's a peek inside the card...

Amy also sent me some fabulous Tim Holtz halloween goodies and I made this little gift bag...

I love that the die set cuts out different portions of the web - I popped up the center of the web and the spider just for fun.

Thanks for stopping by!

September 26, 2014

September Color Challenge!

Hello! I'm popping in tonight with my take on the current sketch challenge from Reverse Confetti!

It's been a lonnnnng week with a very sick little boy (there's a nasty stomach virus going around here) and very little stamping time. It was so fun to steal a few minutes to get inky!

My card started with So Stripey. I created a plaid panel using the thick stripe and the thin stripes in pink, yellow and grey Memento Luxe ink. I bordered with gray cardstock and stamped my sentiment from In A Big Way on a vellum circle cut with Circles 'n Scallops.

  • There will be a new Color Challenge posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 16th of each month.
  • The color link list will be open from the 16th until noon CST on the 29th. The color challenge graphic will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s challenge post with the link list during this time.
  • Reverse Confetti stamps are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of Color Challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of this month.
  • Stop by the Reverse Confetti blog to see all the amazing creations by the design team!

September 20, 2014

Get Well!


Hi there! I'm popping in with a card today for both the Catered Crop Good Medicine Recipe Swap and the Paper Smooches Picture Perfect challenge.

I definitely have cause to make a Get Well card - both my guys are under the weather this weekend, so I'm playing nurse! The Paper Smooches inspiration was this cool photo...

The outline flowers on the aqua bottle made me think of the gorgeous Blossoming Buds stamp set!

I stamped the large floral cluster from Blossoming Buds in Memento Gray Flannel and coloured with copics. I added some shimmer and shine with a clear Wink of Stella pen and some stickles. I've used the Retro Arrow die for the background, and added in the hello die cut from the Hello Word Dies. The paper is the excellent Burlap and Bouquets pad (on sale now!) The sentiment was stamped in Memento Luxe Teal Zeal. I finished with a few enamel dots. You can check out what's new at i {heart} papers right here

Thanks for stopping by! 

September 18, 2014

A sneaky peek....Stamp Nation!

I'm just popping in with a little teaser of my card featured over at Stamp Nation for the Reverse Confetti sponsored sketch challenge!

Not a Stamp Nation member? If you hurry - you can get a $1 trial - but run, it finishes today! 

September 16, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Wishing Well

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

We have a wonderful new sponsor, Clearly Whimsy Stamps, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Wishing Well!  A randomly selected participant in the Wishing Well challenge will receive $25 store credit to Whimsy Stamps and the LEAD will be invited as Guest Designer of a our next challenge!

I got to work with the fabulous Sweet as Candy - Sweet Images stamp set and  Sweet as Candy Large Word Die. I took my inspiration from the brick design on the well and the colours of the flowers. I masked and stamped the candies in the jar, shaded with copics and adhered a fussy cut vellum jar overtop. The papers and heart embellies are Chickaniddy Crafts.
Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Wishing Well Designers

September 12, 2014

SugarPea Designs Sweet Sneaks - Let's Fiesta!

Great news! Not only do we have a new set to share today...but the newest SugarPea Designs release is available here RIGHT NOW!

Today's set is Let's Fiesta and it's spicy and funny and adorable! I've used one of the accessory images today for my card...

Saucy! I added little faces to the cacti and masked them so they'd be holding hands. I sponged in some clouds and added a heart banner. The sentiment was stamped on a vellum banner.

Would you like to WIN the Let's Fiesta stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas and guests, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Let's Fiesta stamp set!

Our fabulous September release is available in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe right NOW! Please click here to shop – and if you are lucky enough to win a set you’ve already purchased, you can choose another of the same value!

Happy Hippo!

Is there anything more joyous to make than a card celebrating a new baby?! I broke out my i {heart} papers supplies today to make a card to celebrate a new baby boy!

I've used the new So Happy set, combined with an older set, Hipster-potomus. You can see the new Avery Elle release and all in stock sets HERE.  The papers are Simple Stories Hello Baby. I embellished with some die cut stars and a couple of enamel dots. The bow uses some this Celery Green chevron ribbon and white twine.

September 11, 2014

SugarPea Designs Sweet Sneaks - Bountiful Blessings

 Please click here for my Sketch For You to Try post.

We're almost at the end of Sweet Sneaks for this month, but oh, you are going to LOVE today's set. I think it's my favourite of this release! Introducing Bountiful Blessings!

Isn't she amazingly sweet?! I've colored with copics and pastel pencil. I sponged the edges of my papers and embellished with a die cut fence and sunflower.

I even had time to finish the inside of this one! (That's rare these days and I miss it!)

Would you like to WIN the Bountiful Blessings stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas and guests, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Bountiful Blessings stamp set!

Our fabulous September release will be available in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe at 6:00 AM EST this Friday!