Friday, June 29, 2012

TSG Blog Hop Challenge - Get Well Wishes

Today is the final day of the blog hop challenges! 


For all your well-wishing needs, Melyssa has created this SUPER cute and VERY versatile set, Get Well Wishes!! Nothing says feel better soon like a handmade card, and this set contains the perfect sentiments and images to say exactly what you need to say to brighten someone’s day! With sentiments for nurses, too, you will get TONS of use out of this SUPER adorable set!!


Get Well Wishes is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 19 stamps and will sell for $18.00.



I just love this stamp set!  
You have to wait until Saturday to see the whole set, but it is worth the wait!  

I paired some PTI pure poppy, aqua mist, and black CS with some DSP from the MME Quite Contrary 6x6 paper pad.  I used the MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags STAX and the MFT Die-Namics mini tabs quartet.  I colored the image with copics and paper pieced the tissue paper box.  


Would you like to win the new Get Well Wishes 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, June 30th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

ISSC22 - I Stink at Goodbyes

Happy Friday and welcome to the new iSpy Sketches Challenge!

This week we have turned our attention to the fabulous Julie Mogford for a little crafty inspiration.  You can see Julie's entire gallery on Splitcoast Stampers HERE, but is is THIS card that we are focusing on for our sketch challenge.

Here is my card:


I inked up this adorable skunk from the There She Goes Scent-sational stamp set which will be release tomorrow night! I colored the image with copics, cut him out and popped him with foam dimensionals.  I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe marshmallow and black licorice CS with some DSP fro the Echo Park Happy Days 6x6 paper pad.  I used the MFT Die-Namics Fishtail flags STAX (love those) and I added some black rhinestones to embellish.  

Here's how to play:
  • Create a paper crafting project (card, scrap book page or 3D item), based on the sketch provided.
  • Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code ISSC22), and link it up over on the iSpy Sketches blog.Please provide a direct link to your post - not the generic link to your blog.
  • A new challenge will be posted every Friday at 12.01 AM EST, and you have until noon on Wednesday EST to submit your entry.
  • You may enter as many times as you like, but please provide a newly designed project with a new link for each additional project.
  • We will choose the top 2 creations to be featured in our "Top 2 Thursday" post where we will announce who we have picked :) The winners will receive their very own iSpy Sketches blog badge!
  • Don't forget that you may combine our challenges with others and use supplies from any company that you wish :)
  • Have fun and we look forward to "spying:" your creations!
Be sure to check what the other Special Agents have created for some additional inspiration!






Thursday, June 28, 2012

TSG Blog Hop Challenge - Poultry in Motion

It's day three of our blog hop challenge!



When drawing up last month’s Oh Crop set, there were just TOO many cute images and sayings for one set, so we HAD to split it into two. Poultry In Motion is the companion set to Oh Crop, and includes SEVERAL new sayings, and more ADORABLE images you are sure to love! From the farmer’s wife, to several more barn yard friends, you will LOVE what you can create when these two sets combine.


Poultry in Motion is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 30 stamps
 and will sell for $18.00.



I paired some PTI black and aqua mist CS with SP from the MME Fiddlesticks 6x6 paper pad.  I stamped the images with Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card, colored the images with copics and cut them out.  I used a 2" , 1/.75", 1.5" and 1" circle punches and matted the DSP with black CS.  I adhered the images onto the circular panels and popped up the sheep with a foam dimensional.I added some buttons and natural jute to embellish.


Would you like to win the new Poultry In Motion 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, June 30th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

TSG Blog Hop Challenge - Stitched with Love

Welcome to day 2 of our blog hop challenges!


Last month, we released the CUTEST set by Torico, Cute as a Button. This month, we have it’s PERFECT companion-Stitched With Love! Full of additional images and sentiments, whether used separately, or together, no matter what you create, Stitched With Love will be PERFECT for the crafter in your life (or you!!)!!




Stitched With Love is a 4x6 set that includes a total of 24 stamps 
and will sell for $15.00.




I paired some gummy bear, marshmallow, and licorice twist Bazill Card Shoppe CS with DSP from the Doodlebug Design "Hello Spring" 6x6 paper pad.   I stamped the images in Momento Tuxedo black ink and colored the spool and buttons with copics.  I stamped the cross stitched images in A Muse Studios blackberry, grass, and buttercup ink. 

 Would you like to win the new Stitched With Love 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, June 30th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Ribbon Carousel and Your Next Stamp Blog Hop



The Ribbon Carousel Crewmates are teaming up with the designers from Your Next Stamp to bring you a blog hop that is sure to impress and inspire you! 

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Your Next Stamp offers a wonderful variety of fun and whimsical rubber stamps and dies.
We pride ourselves in offering unique and exclusive designs that are FUN for all ages!  Our adorable Fhiona and Friends Collection will brighten your day, Heather and Dale’s whimsical and elegant designs will pull at your heart strings while our humorous and quirky Franfou Collection will make you laugh out loud.
Our stamps are made of  top quality rubber, mounted onto cling foam, trimmed and ready to use with any clear block. All you need to do is ink it up and start creating!
Your Next Stamp is a business that is fueled by passion and the love for stamping and creating so we hope you find as much joy inking up our stamps as we do.
Visit us today www.YourNextStamp.com


Karen, owner of Your Next Stamp is generously offering a coupon code to all blog hop participants for 15% off any online order placed from today through June 30th!
Be sure to take advantage of that deal!  



Here is my card for the Hop!


I inked this adorable So Sorry Donkey stamp set that my good friend Wendy Ramlakhan sent to me because, well, I love donkeys.   I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe marshmallow and candy bar CS with some DSP from the MME Dilly Dally 6x6 paper pad.  I colored the image with copics ad popped it up with foam dimensionals.  I added some brown jute (love that stuff!) and a big 'ol button.

I am entering this card over at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog for this week's challenge.  

OK, let talk PRIZES!

Hop along and leave some blog love for our designers for a chance to win!
The Ribbon Carousel is giving away a ribbon carousel! 

Your Next Stamp is giving away a $10 YNS online Gift Card to spend on stamps of choice!


Ready to hop?  Off you go!  

RS17 - Beachy Beatrice


There's still time to play along with the current challenge posted on the 
All That Scrap Wednesday Challenge blog!
We are challenging you to do some embossing on your creations!

I inked up one of the newest C.C. Designs stamps called Beachy Beatrice.



I colored up the image with my beloved copics and then cut her out.  I tore some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster CS to create the sand.  I also used some Bazzill Card Shoppe candy bar and sour lemon CS and oaired it with some DSP from the Echo Park So Happy 6x6 paper pad.  I die cut my clouds with the TE cloud duo die and then ran them through my Bog Shot in an embossing folder.  I used my corner chomper to round the corners. 

I am entering this card in this week's Retro Sketches Challenge #17.
Here's the sketch:


We hope you will play along with us this week!

Here are a few rules:
Your project must include a stamp that is sold in the All That Scraps store.  
It will be deleted if not.  Link up with Inlinkz on the blog by July 3rd.
Prize for this challenge is 5 C.C. Designs digi stamps of the winners choice.
Now be sure to check out what my talented DT members have created for this challenge!

The Paper Shelter Challenge - Punches and Dies

This week on the Paper Shelter blog, we are challenging you to show us what you can do with your punches and dies.

I decided to play along with the cute Cool Waitress image.




I am using a couple of my favorite MFT Die-namics:  Pretty Posies and the new Fishtail flags STAX.I colored the image with copcis.  I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe CS with some DSP from the Simple Stories Fabulous 6x6 paper pad.  I added a button and some ivory jute.

I am also entering this card in Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch for her casting call.  
Wish me luck!  

Here's the sketch:


Come on and play along with us!  Just head on over to the Paper Shelter Blog to link up your creation!  We have some great prizes up for grabs. If you use a TPS image on your creation you have a chance of winning a $20 voucher. If you use another brand of image you are up for a chance of winning three images of your choice.

Be sure to check out what my fellow DT members have cooked up for you this week for some added inspiration!  

Kim (that's me!)





Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SSSC161 - Thank You Beary Much

Did you see that Karen Giron is having a DT call for her Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge?!  Yep.  She is!  I have made not one but three cards with the SSSC161 sketch to increase my chances!  I am a complete sketch-o-holic and her sketches are the bomb diggity bomb!  

Here is my first entry using my oh-so-cute new Kraftin Kimmie Stamp set called


I stamped the image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored it with copics. I paired some Bazzil Card Shoppe peanut cluster and candy bad CS with some DSP from the Echo Park "So Happy Together" 6x6 paper pad.  I used the MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags STAX and added some wooden buttons and natural jute to embellish. 

Here is the sketch:

 

Wish me luck!





TSG Blog Hop Challenge - Scent-sational

Welcome do the first of FOUR days of There She Goes Clear Stamps blog hop challenges in which we give you a sneak peek of the 4 new sets that will be released on Saturday night during our Chat Party from 9- 11 PM EST on the There She Goes Facebook page!  They will be available in the store on Saturday night at 11:00 PM EST! 

Lets get going! 


Sniff…Sniff…..Can you smell what Melyssa has created for us this month?? It is SCENT-SATIONAL!!! Full of super cute sayings, and the most adorable skunks EVER, well, there really isn’t anything stinky about this set! Adorable AND punny…just how we like it!!


Scent-sational is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 23 stamps 
and will sell for $24.00.



How "stinkin" cute is he?!?!?  Ack!  I just love this set!  There are so many great sentiments to pair with the cute images!  I colored the image with copic and added some orange peel Stickles to the flower's center after cutting the image out with a circle nesties.  I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe marshmallow and licorice twist CS with some DSP from the Echo Park Dots and Stripes Homefront 6x6 paper pad.  I added some vibrant parrot green cotton twill ribbon.



Would you like to win the new Scent-sational  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, June 30th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Ready to hop?

Monday, June 25, 2012

TSG162 - Sketch Challenge

Tomorrow begins our 4 days of blog hop challenges on the There She Goes blog where will give you some sneak peeks of the June sets that will be released this Saturday night, but today we have a challenge for you!  

There TSG162 challenge is a sketch challenge! 
 Love me a good sketch and this one doesn't disappoint!  
Here's the sketch:


And here's my card using the "Get Your Thong On" stamp set.


You gotta love the cheeky stamps at TSG!  
I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe butter mints and candy bar CS with DSP from the Fancy Pants Designs "Summer Soul" 6x6 paper pad.  I added some bittersweet solid grosgrain ribbon, a button and some brown jute.

Now, here's how to play!

To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project based on the sketch and then head to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of the challenge post on the TSG Blog. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (July 2nd). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)
If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG162 so we can check out your beautiful work!


Friday, June 22, 2012

ISSC21 - Happy New Baby

The newest iSpy Sketches Challenge has been posted!  

This week we have Paige Grabau to thank for our weekly dose of inspiration!  You can see her entire gallery on Splitcoast Stampers HERE, but it is THIS card that we are focusing on this week.

Here is my card:


I am playing along wit the PTI Bundle of Love stamp set.  I paired some PTI harvest gold and dark chocolate CS with some SP from the Doodlebug Design Snips & Snails 6x6 paper pad.  I paper pieced the baby blanket and the body of the stork and used the MFT Die-Namics fresh cut grass die.  I added a couple of white brads.

Here is the sketch:


Here's how to play:
  • Create a paper crafting project (card, scrap book page or 3D item), based on the sketch provided.
  • Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code ISSC21), and link it up over on the iSpy Sketches blog.Please provide a direct link to your post - not the generic link to your blog.
  • A new challenge will be posted every Friday at 12.01 AM EST, and you have until noon on Wednesday EST to submit your entry.
  • You may enter as many times as you like, but please provide a newly designed project with a new link for each additional project.
  • We will choose the top 2 creations to be featured in our "Top 2 Thursday" post where we will announce who we have picked :) The winners will receive their very own iSpy Sketches blog badge!
  • Don't forget that you may combine our challenges with others and use supplies from any company that you wish :)
  • Have fun and we look forward to "spying:" your creations!
Be sure to check what the other Special Agents have created for some additional inspiration!







There She Goes Again - Love Birds

This week on the There She Goes Clear Stamps blogs, we've been showing off some cards made in the past by our Trendsetters with the Bee Happy, Love Birds, and Spread Your Wings stamp set.  

Today the Trendsetters are showing of some new cards we have made with these previously released sets.

I decided to ink up the Love Birds stamps for my card. 


I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe banana split and black licorice CS with a random scrap of paper I had in my stash of scraps.  I stamped the image on X-Press It blending card and colored it with copics.  I added some buttons and ivory jute.  I used the FTL180 layout for this card.  

Be sure to head on over to the There She Goes blog to check out what my fellow Trendsetters have done with this week's "There She Goes Again" stamp sets!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Goooooooooo, Dodgers!

My 8 yo son's baseball team is playing in the finals tonight!  They beat a undefeated team Tuesday night in the playoffs to advance to the final tonight!  Win or lose, we are all so proud of the boys.  My husband is one of the coaches.  We are presenting the coaches with the gift card to a local restaurant for a "Coaches Night Out" and so I made this card for the boys to sign tonight.  

A while back I had suggested to Korin Sutherland that she draw up a Baseball Rhubarb knowing it would be such a cute image for a card for the coaches.....and she did!  
Thanks, Korin!  


I just received a huge stash of the new Bazzill Card Shoppe CS.  Have I mentioned that I LOVE IT?!?!  Seriously, it is the best CS on the market!  I won't be ordering anything else from now on!  I used candy car, wax lips, whirly pop, and peanit cluster for this card.  I stamped the image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored it with copics.  I used the MFT Dienamics Fishtail Flags STAX. The sentiment is from the MFT a la mode All-Star stamp set which I stamped in VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder.

Wishing the boys good luck tonight!
Gooooooooooo, Dodgers!

UPDATE - They won!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Whimsie Doodles Blog Hop


Good morning Whimsie Doodles fans!  



Are you ready for some fun this morning?  

We are celebrating the launch of Emily's new blog, so grab your coffee...

and let's get started on our hop!


Visit all of the following blogs (in no particular order) and retrieve a special letter from each one.  Then look at the jumbled letters and unscramble them!  The word scramble solution will be your special discount code* for the Whimsie Doodles store, and this super cute image will be yours!





I have previously posted a card I made with this cute image, but I thought I would post it again here since you have a chance of earning yourself this free image:


You can find the details on this card HERE.

Here's my NEW card for this hop using the new Beach Hat Ava image:



I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe marshmallow and licorice twist CS with some DSP from the Doodlebug Design "Hello Spring" 6x6 paper pad.  I used a die cut from the MFT Die-Namics wonky scallop border die as a template for sponging my clouds with Momento summer sky ink.  I used the TE wave border die and tore some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster CS to make the sand.   I paper pieced her bathing suit and added some buttercup liquid pearls to the center of the flower on her bag.  I added some May Arts black and white checked ribbon to embellish.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  
And the letter you've collected from me is

U

Visit these Divas to collect your letters and see some super mojo inspiring projects!

Kim (that's me)

Thanks for joining in our fun, and come back to see us soon!

All That Scraps Challenge - Embossing

There's a new challenge posted on the All That Scrap Wednesday Challenge blog!
This week we are challenging you to do some embossing on your creations!

I inked up one of the newest Sweet November Betsy stamp.



I paired some PTI kraft, vintage cream and pure poppy CS with some DSP from the Authentique Glory 6x6 paper pad.  I ran the navy panel through my Big Shot with the Stampin' Up polka dot embossing folder.  I colored the image with copics and added some Stickles to her sparklers.  I popped her up with foam dimensionals.  I used the MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags STAX and the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps Stars die set.  I added some red dual stripe organic cotton twill ribbon .  Finally, I punch some holes into the center of the stacked stars and tied it onto the center of the bow with some natural jute.


We hope you will play along with us this week!

Here are a few rules:
Your project must include a stamp that is sold in the All That Scraps store.  
It will be deleted if not.  Link up with Inlinkz on the blog by July 3rd.
Prize for this challenge is 5 C.C. Designs digi stamps of the winners choice.
Now be sure to check out what my talented DT members have created for this challenge!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Personalized Teacher Note Cards by MrsOke

I made these personalized note cards for my kids' teachers for the last day of school.  They were relatively quick and easy to make and I think they are  pretty cute!


I started with a Bazzill Card Shoppe marshmallow CS base.  I ran it though my printer.  The font is called "Learning Curve."  I stamped the image from the My Favorite Things Teacher's Pet stamp set (which is on sale right now!)in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored it with copics.  I matted the image with Bazzill Card Shoppe licorice twist CS and then popped the image panel up with foam dimensionals.

I colored each of the teacher's shirts a different color and made a boxed set of 8 cards.