Sunday, October 26, 2014

Happy Birthday & AAA Card Challenge #26


Today, the Inspired By Stamping Design Team is hopping for Joanna's [the owner] and the company, Inspired By Stamping, birthday! If you are hopping, you should be coming from Shan's Blog.  [To start at the beginning, pop on over to Joanna's blog for the complete list of participants.] It's been 3 years up and running for the company, and more then that, for Joanna up and running ;).  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to both!

I used IBS Background Basics III, Chalkboard Birthday and Flowers Bloom to make my birthday card for Joanna.

 J, I hope you have a fabulous birthday.  If I know you, I am sure it will be on the boat somewhere awesome!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

[This is the last stop of the hop for Joanna's birthday]



It is also AAA Card Challenge #26 time.  This week's challenge is a clean and simple Halloween card.

 I dug through my give-a-way stamp pile and found some Halloween stamps from Inkadinkado, Gemstone Halloween.  My sentiment is from SP Company, [which I just found out is OOB].

As you all know, Halloween is not something I like, in fact, I have disliked this "holiday" for a long time.  This is to your benefit because I am giving this Inkadinkado stamp set to a random commenter!  So, leave me a comment, and I will chose a random winner next SATURDAY, November 1st.  I know, Halloween will be over for this year, but you can save the set for next year!  It's a pretty cool set, even though it is a Halloween one ;).

Meanwhile, pop on over to AAA Card Challenge #26, and play along!  While there, be sure and check out the rest of the Team's sample cards~


And last, but not least, there is also another surprise birthday gathering for Shirley-Bee!!

 I wanted to use Shirley's new Bee's Knees release, City Girl.  I adore this image!  I used a Copic dotted coloring technique. Don't you think it works perfectly with her classy look?  And the gray stockings? I love this image!
Maria is hosting this birthday get together with a Linky [starts 8AM GMT today]!  Feel free to pop on over and say HAPPY HAPPY to Shirley, and upload a card!  The more the merrier!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHIRLEY!!


Thanks for stopping by~

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Just Us Girls #264


Isn't this a gorgeous photo!  You all know how I adore vivid color!  I was totally inspired!!

I had the perfect images in my Gina K Designs stash of stamps!  I used Spring Basket, and I used the pumpkins from Heartfelt. See what I mean by perfect!  My happy is from Crafty Cutts.  I am thrilled with my card!
I hope you are just as inspired as I was, and come on over and play along with Just Us Girls #264.


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Add a Little Dazzle and Casual Fridays Blog Hop-Day 5




It's the last day of the Add a Little Dazzle and Casual Fridays Blog Hop. It's been a super fun week!
We had so much fun sharing our projects with you using some amazing stamp sets and dies along with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.  We had some inspirational projects to share with you that are sure to have you running to your craft room.  Whether you are looking for cards or 3d items, we had you covered! 

For my project today, I used my absolute favorite Perfect Peacock Craft Metal Sheet, along with Baby Blue Craft Metal Sheet.  I used CAS-ual Fridays 4 Petal Set Fri-Dies to make my wreath, and Wait for It stamp set.




 Prize Alert!!!
We also have an awesome giveaway!  Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs from both companies!  You have until Sunday, October 26th midnight (MDT) to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs.  

You must leave a comment on all blogs (including company blogs) for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs!

For this final day, here are the participating designers:

Kate Capper | Keren Baker |Marcie Sharp | Vicki Dutcher [here]




Thanks for stopping by~

Inspired By Stamping October Release - Day 5

Grand finale day of the Inspired By Stamping October Release.  Today we are releasing Build a Stocking.  Such a cute set with huge potential!

I also used the diamonds from French Country on my stocking [thanks Pinterest], along with the Big Holidays set.

Add some silver gems and texture, and you have a super fun card!


Pop on over to Joanna's blog for more sample cards, and the last chance at blog candy!


Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Inspired By Stamping October Release - Day 4

Today, there are 2 stamps set being released; Big Holidays and *Christmas Wreath [*free with purchase]

I used Big Holidays on this card, and will again for tomorrow's card.  My card here features Christmas Wreath in a different way.  I used IBS Designer Paper, Spring Lilac for my angled panels.


Be sure and pop on over to Joanna's blog to see more sample cards, along with an offer of blog candy!


Thanks for stopping by~

Taking some time to Play

I am taking some time today to join in a coupe of challenges I came across in blogland.  I have all these stamps that I am so.not.using, and I WANT TO!  So, I am.

Simon Says Blog is running their month challenge of showing what we made during  October using their images. I bought this set, Holiday Labels last year and I haven't even used it until today! ......sheesh.  I used the wanna sketch #21 for my layout.

DDWS21

I went on to play in the Butterfly Challenge #17 - emboss butterflies, and I used the Freshly Made Sketch #159.

 I used one of my favorite Hero Arts set, Antique Engravings, along with PTI's Think Big Favorites #24.
On both cards today, I used the Highlighted Embossing Technique that I found HERE.  I really like the way it pops the embossed image.

I had so much today!  Thanks to all you challenges out here in blogland.  So glad you are around :).


Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dazzling Divas #48 & CAS-ual Fridays Hop - Day 3



Add a Little Dazzle and Casual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop-Day #3. [Day 1, Day 2 ] We are back with another exciting week for you. This week we are collaborating with Casual Fridays Stamps. This company has an amazing line of stamps and dies and we are excited to have teamed up with them. Join us this week as we share some awesome projects combining their amazing product line with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. It’s going to be fun, inspirational, and we have prizes for you! It is also Dazzling Diva Challenge time!


It's a color challenge this week over at Dazzling Divas.  Be inspired by any of the colors in the above photo.

I used Cas-ual Friday's Shenanigans along with Lotsa Links.  I stamped the Pucker Me Pink and the Princess Pink Craft Metal Sheet with the chain image with Versamark ink, and then embossed the image.  I'm telling you - this metal really is amazing the things you can do with it.  [You can order it HERE and I do get credit.  There is now an offer of free shipping too!]

Be sure to visit each of the designers on this blog hop! 


Prize Alert!!!
We have an awesome giveaway!  Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs from both companies!  You have until Sunday, October 26th midnight (MDT) to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs.  
You must leave a comment on all blogs (including company blogs) for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs!

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Meanwhile, come on over to Dazzling Divas Challenge and upload your card!  Craft metal sheets are not required!



Thanks for stopping by~

Happy Birthday Debra!

Today, the STAMPlorations Team is celebrating one of own - Debra James' birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Debra!!  Enjoy your day~

I used the fun new STAMPlorations set, Rosebuds from Shirley's Bees Knees, along with my stand by, Happy.  I did end up mounting this tag [with removable tape] onto a card base for mailing and writing a little something in the card for Debra.  She can then remove the tag and use it for a bookmark!  I love "gift" cards.

You can pop on over to STAMPlorations Blog and see the rest of the cards, and say Happy to Debra!



Thanks for stopping by~

Inspired By Stamping October Release - Day 3

Today, my card is over on the Inspired By Stamping blog.  Pop on over to see the entire card, along with the blog candy that is being offered!





Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Inspired By Stamping October Release - Day 2

Joanna has outdone herself with today's release; Winter Birds.  I adore birds on cards and what a fabulous selection of birds in this set!

I had to start with my favorite bird ever!  I so miss seeing Cardinals where I live in Arizona.  They are just amazing colorful birds to me!  I also used the Fancy Label 3 die for my background.


Remember, pop on over to Joanna's blog to see other cards along with blog candy!


Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, October 20, 2014

SCS Color Challenge- CC501

This week over at SCS Color Challenge, Mary chose a really pretty color combo; Real Red, Crumb Cake and Coastal Cabana, with a dessert of one of the HYCCT Challenges running at SCS currently.  I chose HYCCT1413; a bird or music on your card.

I loved the sketch over at I {heart} Card Sketches #83. I used Inspired By Stamping Background Basics Lines, along with the newly released, Winter Birds stamp set.  I loved that the Chickadee has some "crumb cake" in its color.  Worked perfectly with both the challenges~

Sketch083




Now, it's your turn! Come on over and play along with the challenges.  Hope You Can Cling To is a fabulous challenge in support of cancer patients.  Cards are mailed to the Anderson Cancer Center for family members to give to their loved ones struggling with this awful disease!


Thanks for stopping by~

Inspired By Stamping October Release - Day 1

IBS is having a special release this month!  It's all about Christmas and oh my, it's a great release!  I'll be showcasing a card a day with the release set, today through Friday. 

How cute are these gingerbread guys!  I used the downloaded Christmas Paper to make a small box to hold these adorable tags.  My "to" is from Holiday Tags, and the Gingerbread guys are from the new release; Sugar & Spice.


Be sure and pop on over to Joanna's blog for more card samples, along with a blog candy opportunity!


Thanks for stopping by~
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