Friday, February 24, 2017

Just Us Girls #382 - Photo Week

Lovely photo this week.  Actually, it is a gorgeous outside view - of course in my case,  there would be no snow [fine with me].  I do love tulips~

That said, I have no images that are tulips! [akkk!] - so I used Inspired By Stamping Flowers in Bloom, using the gorgeous rose [retired], and my sentiment is a new set I recently purchased by Concord & 9th, Painted Thank You Stamp set.  I LOVE this font!

Okay, your turn.  How does the photo inspire you?  Come on over to Just Us Girls Challenge and play along!  Be sure and check out the fabulous samples the team has made.

Thanks for stopping by~

Heartfelt Creations February Alumni Hop

Hi everyone, - It is the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop for February.  [I sure do love this hop :)] I am your first stop for this month's hop.

The benefit about HFC is along with amazing stamps, they have the most beautiful in-house designer paper!  So very pretty and original~ today, I used the Blushing Rose Collection.  You can see all the papers HERE.  I also used the Blushing Rose Stem cling stamps, and matching dies.

Now, be sure and leave a comment for the $25 gift certificate.  The hop continues with Kathy Clement.

Here are the participating designers for today's hop;

ME | Kathy ClementAlissa Wells | Gloria Stengel | Emilia van den Heuvel | Gini Cagle |
 Sarah Miller | Archana Joshi

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Simply Stamps

For my Simply Stamps project today, I made a card gift box.  Because I have soooo many cards, I usually end up "boxing" up 10-12 cards, and giving them as gifts.  What better way then to use a decorated "recycled" cigar box.

 While I kept my box pretty basic, the potential to add layers, embellishments etc, is endless.

along with a few of the Color Box Archival Dye Inks, and randomly stamped the images on a panel of white card stock.

Using plain red washi tape, I adhered the panel to the top of the cigar box.

I continued to wrap the box with designer paper, and more washi tape to finish off covering the entire box.
Like I said, basic, but it definitely works!

And, as an added bonus, I was able to use my new personalized Printer 15 self-inking stamp, on the back of all my cards!

Using Simple Stamps products to make my project worked out perfectly!  Pop on over and check out all the products SS carries.  There is an amazing selection~

Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dare 2B Artzy Day

For my day over on the Dare 2B Artzy Blog, I have a tutorial how I made this card;

Wanna see?  Come on over..... HERE.

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #120

This week for your inspiration, we are using Deepti's images from Dee's Artsy Impressions.  For this week, all her images are 10% off, with an additional 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLVICKID.

For my card today, I am using the newly released Just Because, along with New Beginning.

Now, for more eye candy, pop on over to the STAMPlorations Blog to see the other Designer's creations.

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, February 17, 2017

JUGS #381 & Dare 2B Artzy Hop

Hi all I'm doing a little combining of posts today.  Just Us Girls and Dare 2B Artzy Hop.

For one of my 4 Dare 2B Artzy release cards using Love is in the Air, I did in the JUGS colors;

I do love red and kraft!  Come on over to the Just Us Girls Blog and play along!  Be sure and check out the other Designer's cards while you are there!

Now, On to the rest of the Dare 2B Artzy Hop:

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Blog Hop

We are excited to be celebrating TWO things:
1: NEW STAMPS and Dies!!!! and NEW Totally Tracy Chipboard!
2: A New Design Team Term!  We have some previous amazing designers continuing with us, but also have some fabulous new faces!  We are super excited about this term!!

You should have arrived here from Chris's blog. If you haven't and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!
Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad of their choice!!
Blog Hop will end Sunday, February 19th at 7:00pm Central. 
We will then post a winner!!

Here are my sample cards for your enjoyment!

Stamp set, Spring into Life;

 I also used the designer paper; Diamond Bliss.

 I colored my butterfly with my sharpies!  So much easier with the tiny tips Sharpies have. I used the designer paper; Midnight Blue.

Stamp set; Perfect Blend;

 This set also has matching dies.  I used the fun designer paper, Modern Bliss.

So, that's it for me today.  Pop on over to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to see more of the Designer's creations.  [Or continue on with the hop at Tasha's Blog.

Check out all D2BA's products hereA Hop special: Use code HEART for a 10% discount!
Happy Hopping!

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Calling All Sistahs Hop

The theme this month for the Calling All Sistahs Hop is Love. [If you are hopping, you should be coming from Claire's Blog.] We are spreading the word to be sure and check yourself because there are people who love you, and want you around for a long time!  Take the 5 minutes and do a breast exam - you might be saving your own life~

Meanwhile, here is my card.  I used the Word Ribbon stamp set, along with the Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die.  I am entering this card into the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge; corrugated cardboard + 1.
I used die cutting. 

Pop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog to see the list of the hoppers.  If you are already hopping, you will go to Heather's Blog.  Michele is offering 2 $15 gift certificates, so remember to comment~ 

Have fun, and don't forget to check yourself!

Should you want to buy any CAS-ual Fridays sets or dies, feel free to use my code;

Thanks for stopping by~

Seize the Birthday Challenge - Inlaid Dies

Optional Topping; Inlaid Dies

It's time for the Seize the Birthday Challenge.  This challenge [should you choose] is inlaid dies.  Otherwise, it must be a birthday card.

I went total simple!  I used some fabulous designer paper from Dare 2B Artsy, Blissful Bloom, and just cut out the Happy [Crafty Cutt Dies], which I adhered to some craft foam for dimension.  It's a little hard to see with the beautiful pattern, but I still love this!

I am also entering this into the Love To Craft Challenge; anything goes.

Your turn!  Make your card, and play over at the Seize Your Birthday Blog.

Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Simply Stamps Day

I needed a project, and since my Simply Stamps stamp came to mind, I decided to share it with you today. :)

My sister has officially retired.  THAT is crazy [where did all those years go?] - Anyway, I flew up to Seattle last week to surprise her at her work retirement party. [Yep, she was totally surprised :)]  Because of the day, I was able to spend the week end with her too.  It was very fun.

Knowing that she would need thank you cards,  I made her a set.  Here is the finished project:

Again, very basic, but sometimes that is all you need~

I started by folding my card bases, cutting my designer paper to size, and cutting strips.

I adhered the papers to the base, along with the strip, and using my MISTI, I stamped all the cards with the Thank You stamp from Simply Stamps.

The advantage of this stamp, is the stamp image peels off easily to be able to use it in my MISTI.

10 minutes later, my card project was completed and ready for my trip.

I do enjoy making projects like this.  Do you ever make sets of cards for gifts?

Thanks for stopping by~


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