Tuesday, July 31, 2012

YUM

It is my final week as a Guest at Skipping Stones.  I have enjoyed being a guest this month and really love their stamps!  I will be sure to continue playing along when I can.

This week we were given this inspiration photo:



The Design Team is also featuring the set Cupcake Cutie to go along with the fun photo.  I decided to dig out my Pebbles Hip, Hip, Hooray papers as I thought they were perfect for it!  I have also used some May Arts V Striped Twill which is available at Ribbon Carousel.


I used this week's Less is More sketch:

Now be sure to hop on over to the Skipping Stones blog to see what everyone else has created for you today.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Watermelon Gazpacho cards

I am blogging live (well sort of, I made these cards this morning, then went on a run now I am posting them). Before going on holidays (gone most of July) my crafting started to feel like a chore as I had so much on my plate to get done before I left.  Anyhow, it feels good to play just because and have some fun with it again. 

I wanted to break into my Card Kitchen July kit, which is full of Jillibean Soup Watermelon Gazpacho goodies - I have to justify purchasing them somehow ;)  


For my first card I used this sketch from Sketchbook Saturday:


I fussy cut the clothesline from pattern paper, and the sentiment is from SRM Stickers


The next card I made used this week's CPS sketch:


Again more fussy cutting and a SRM Sticker.  This and the next card are for The Kraft Journal challenge - use a sketch.


For the last card I was inspired by this sketch at iSpy sketches - but it did kind of get away from me, hehehe.

I also incorporated the Circles, Blue and Floral from The Paper Players.

Again some fussy cutting and I had fun with my stitching on this one.  In all cases the clothesline is mounted on foam squares.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Macho Nacho Soup cards

Starting to get my groove on again ;)  After being away most of July, I have had a hard time getting back into the crafting groove.  Well I finally got out of my funk.  I played with my Card Kitchen kit., which was full of Macho Nacho Soup papers by Jillibean Soup.


The first card I did was for Kimber's sketch challenge at 2 Peas:



After making that card I decided to see what else I could do with them.


I like the many different sentiment stickers on the sticker page and here I have put them on the TVs in the pattern paper.

Then I saw the sketch from Sweet Sunday this morning so I went back down and played again. 

The corrugated stars are from Jillibean Soup as well.


Finally, one last card before I put the papers away.



Friday, July 27, 2012

Stitched With Love

I was playing around with some of my fun Dani Mogstad collections by Jessica Sprague and I came up with this card.  I used the Playdate Paper Pack.  This does look pretty simple, but if you look closely I stitched along all the chevron lines as I wanted it to be like a quilt.  The stamps are from There She Goes (Stitched With Love) and the Ivory Jute Twine is from May Arts, available at Ribbon Carousel.

Beach Bum Sneak Peek


Hi and welcome to day 4, the final day of the new TSG Release Sneak Peeks.  Today we are showcasing Beach Bum.


Our final set this month is another FABULOUS creation from Torio. Made to coordinate perfectly with the previously released Make A Splash stamp set, this set if perfect for not only making cards, but scrapbooking your family vacations, and summer beach trips!



Beach Bum is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 19 stamps and will sell for $24.00.

Would you like to win the new Beach Bum stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, July 28th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.



For my project, I have used some Echo Park Dots and Stripes papers to create this CAS 'crabby' card.  Love this little crab, wouldn't a card like this lift your spirits?







Family, meeting Greg

I am finally playing along at Friends with Flair over at Unity again.  Seems I never have time to anymore.  Anyhow, I was given the new Fair Skies collection by Farmhouse Paper Company and do I ever love the thickness of the papers and all of the fun chipboard pieces!  This is a brand new paper company and I can't wait to use more of their stuff!   For this layout I used 3 different SMAK kits by Unity (me documented, cre-ate and True Story.  The tag and small letter stickers are from Jillibean Soup and finally the jute was wrapped around the collection when I got it.


I was inspired by the sketch over at Stuck?! sketches, although I did change it up a bit.  

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I Love Summer

I am up on the Nikki Sivils blog today with a few projects.  One of which is this flip flop shaped card using the Summer collection.  I used the Flip Flop file from The Cutting Cafe.  The pieces are adhered with Beacon Zip Dry before sewing and finally I finished it off with some rhinestones from Want2Scrap.


I would love for you to stop by the Nikki Sivils blog.


Enjoy Life Sneak Peek


Welcome to day 3 of our 4 day Sneak Peeks for the TSG New sets.  Today the TSG DT is showcasing the Enjoy Life Stamp and Die set.



No sweeter treat, or better way to Enjoy Life in the summer time than an ice cream cone, am I right? Well, Torico has made a FABULOUS set of mix and match patterns of ice cream, and their cones, for you to custom make your own YUMMY treats! And even better, we have custom made our own Die’s to go along with this FABULOUS set!!! They are a set of three dies including two ice cream tops, measuring at approximately 1 1/4" and 1", and one cone measuring at 1 1/8".



Enjoy Life is a 4x4 set that includes a total of 11 stamps and will sell for $10.00. 
The Enjoy Life dies will sell separately for $8.25.


Would you like to win the new Enjoy Life stamp set and matching Dies? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, July 28th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.



I have paired my card today with some yummy Candy Blossoms Momenta papers and a bit of Twine available at the Ribbon Carousel.



I was inspired by Kimber's Sketch over at Two Peas:


I have another card along with this one using the same stamps and papers over on the Momenta blog today.




Inspired By #34


My new Inspired By challenge is up:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Good Friend

If you have come  for my TSG post please go here.

I am home all alone today, Jaimee and Jason are working all day and Danica is with a friend, so what am I to do...well I started by doing another layout just because...

I used my Lily Bee Victoria Park collection along with some journaling index cards from the Handmade collection and finally some Unity stamps.




I am playing along with the Lily Bee sketch challenge:

Happy Trails Sneak Peek


It is Day 3 of the TSG Sneak Peeks, are you loving what you have seen so far?  Today we are showcasing Happy Trails.



Torico has created another super cute character for us to love, and this adorable little guy is hitting the road! Perfect for your kids leaving for college, the military, or just for moving on to another path, this set, and its coordinating sentiments, will send them off the right way. 



Happy Trails is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps and will sell for $7.00.

Would you like to win the new Happy Trails stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, July 28th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

For my card I have used the Heidi Swapp No Limits papers as I thought they went well with the saying I chose to use from the stamp set.  I cut the 'go' tag with my Cricut, tied it off with some Divine Twine and added a tab of V Striped Twill, both of which are available at the Ribbon Carousel.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Inspired By #33

Time is almost up to enter this week's Inspired By Challenge.


For my project I was inspired by the woodgrain, the stripes (although my striped paper is mostly covered, LOL) and the colors. I used myCrate Paper Story Teller papers along with some Unity Me Documented SMAK stamps.  I cut the circle strip using my Quickutz  Circle Punches die.

CHA layout

I have a lot of DT projects that I am still trying to catch up on, but I took some time out to do a quick layout just for me.  I got to meet a lot of people at CHA and meeting Kimber was fabulous.  I have admired her work for a long time and was very happy to have met her.  She is so down to earth.  Of course to scrap this photo I had to use some of my Jillibean Soup Neopolitan Bean Bisque Soup papers!  I have also used some of the new Elle's Studio tags and a few SRM Stickers.  I used my Cricut to cut the title and the pennants.


I used this month's sketch from Jillibean Soup.