Friday, April 29, 2011

M for Memo

 Well it's Friday and I have another PSA Essentials Monogram to show you.  This time it's a little gift.  A little post it note wrapped like a book that you just open to start jotting down notes.
 Materials
PSA Essentials- Monogram M
Jillibean Soup paper
Blossom Spellbinder die

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Make my heart sing

Are you up for a challenge?  CASE study has another beautiful card for you to CASE.  I just loved the pink and white with a splash of burgandy on this card.  So that is what I CASEd only instead of a rose I used a butterfly.  I also noticed the embossed border so I thought I'd give it a try.  I'm glad I'm on the CASE study team as it gives me an opertunity to try new things.  Like adding score lines to my border.  
Play along and maybe even try something new like I did,  either way there's a fabulous prize for one lucky player.  Our sponsor is CASE Study and they are giving away a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review   How awesome is that??

Blossom by blossom

It's day three of the There She Goes blog hopAren't the DT cards this week amazing?  If you are here from the talented Kim's blog then you are on the right track if not start at There She Goes blog.
Your next stop is over to Tammy's blog of creative works.
Blossom By Blossom is a 4X8 stamp set that includes a total of 22 stamps and will sell for $18.

Would you like a chance to win the Blossom By Blossom stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Blossom By Blossom Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Blossom By Blossom stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (Apr. 30th) during the Release Party Chat.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lighten Up

It's day two of the There She Goes blog hop Yesterday's cards were absolutely stunning and you'll see that today is no different.  Today's fabulous stamps were created by Torico. Wanna win some stamps? 
All you have to do for a chance to win the set being previewed is simply visit all of the Trendsetters'  blogs and leave a comment on their challenge post. If you are here then that's means you've already stopped by the adorable Kim's blog.



Lighten Up is a 4X6 stamp set that includes a total of 20 stamps and will sell for $15.
 For my card I stacked the shade by masking the top and stamping a second "bottom" lamp shade.
Your next stop is over to Tammy's  blog where you should be prepared to be amazed.

Don't forget to stop by TSG blog for all the details on how to enter the hop drawing.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Looking busy TSG blog hop

Well There She Goes stamps have rounded up a very creative and fun bunch of stamps this month.
And do you know what that means, how about a chance win the new stamps???  How awesome is that?  All you have to do for a chance to win the set being previewed is simply visit all of the Trendsetters'  blogs and leave a comment on their challenge post. If you are here then that's means you've already stopped by the adorable Kim's blog.


Your next stop is over to Tammy's  blog where you should be prepared to be amazed.

For all the details on how to enter the hop drawing just visit the TSG blog.

Monday, April 25, 2011

PSA on HSN

Libby is at it again with another Home Shopping Network appearance.  There's going to be some amazing deals for PSA Essentials peel and stick stamps.  Check it out.
Tune in Tuesday, 4/26/11 at 6 am & 11 am for the Cricut 5th Birthday Party & scrapbooking hours.  PSA Essentials & LibbyO will be on at approximately 6:50 am and 11.35 am.   There's going to be an amazing PSA Essentials starter set, complete with a stamper, black ink, 2-color ink, alignment tool and your choice of 10-Peel & Stick stamps for an incredible price! 

Birthday Cupcakes a la Cricut

Here's my second layout for the Cricut 5th Anniversary Birthday challenge.  This layout also uses a tag which is just what the Die Cuttin' Diva's are looking for in their "Tag" you're it challenge #11.
It's a pretty easy challenge, play along if you love Die Cuts! 
The Cricut challenge was to make a birthday layout without photos.  I loved making the giant cupcake and pin wheels.  And there's a plain'ol manilla shipping tag all jazzed up with cupcakes.  Just what the Die Cuttin' Diva's are looking for.

Cricut Cartridges used are:
Create a Critter-giant cupcake, postage,pinwheels and birthday hat
A Child's Year-small cupcakes
Storybook-Title

Everyday Cricut is giving away a new Cricut Anniversary Expression 2. 
All you have to do is stop by and leave a comment to be entered into the draw.
 

Birthday Girl

Happy Monday!!  As some of you may know Cricut is releasing a new Expression for their 5th Anniversary and they hosted a layout contest.  The prize is of course a brand spanking new Expression 2.  The winners will be announced tomorrow after the Home Shopping Network.  Since I've submitted 2 layouts for the contest I'll be sitting on the edge of my seat watching the show on the internet to see if one of my layouts will be shown.  If I win I want a pink Expression!!  The neat thing is I didn't have to keep my submissions secret, I can share them with you all. So here's my first entry. 
The Die Cuttin' Diva's are hosting a Time to mix it up challenge #10.  This time you just need to use 2 different cuts/dies/cartridges on 1 project.  I used the Robotz alpha and A Child's Year Cricut cartridge for this layout. 

Materials
A Child's Year and Robotz Cricut Cartridges
Cherish border punch and glitter-Martha Stewart
Washi Tape-iCopic
Stickles and Smooch

Everyday Cricut is giving away a new Cricut Anniversary Expression 2. 
All you have to do is stop by and leave a comment to be entered into the draw.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Critter Tags

I've been holding out!  LOL Did you know that this weeks challenge at
Die Cuttin Diva's is all about tags??
And if you follow my blog you'll know that I LOVE tags!  More specifically the regular manila shipping tags.  There's just something about that size that suites me just fine.
Anyway I made some tags using my Cricut Cartridge "Create a Critter" (my most favorite cartridge of all). The sentiments on these tags came from an adorable clear stamp set called Under the Weather from There She Goes stamps.
Stop by the Die Cuttin Diva's and play long with their challenge,
they're even giving away a prize!
Materials
Create a Critter-Cricut Cartridge
Paper-Graphic 45

Everyday Cricut is giving away a new Cricut Anniversary Expression 2. 
All you have to do is stop by and leave a comment to be entered into the draw.

Friday, April 22, 2011

M&M's

When I first received my initials in monogram stamps from PSA Essentials I immediately thought of M&M's and couldn't get it out of my head so one day I sat down to try and figure out how I was going to make the candy characters and how to do it fairly easy.  As you'll see I figured it out just by using a couple of circles.  Then I couldn't wait to make this post.  I've been holding these puppies back for weeks.  I'm so pleased with how they come out. 
Here's Blue M&M
Here's Yellow
And here's hottie Pink showing off her engagement ring.
As you can see I just kept going, I was so happy with how the first one came out I made more.  This time I used the letter T and made 2 divas for my twin friends who celebrated their birthday last week.
Here's FashionistaTina with her designer purse and bling.
 And here's her twin sister Glamtastic Tracy with her princess crown.
Materials
PSA Essentials-Monogram M stamps
Circle punches-3,2,1and 1/2"
Cardstock and ink-Juniper,Creme Brulee, and Baby Pink-CTMH
Hands,boots,purse,eyelashes,eyebrows and lips-hand drawn
Cheek blush-Pebbles Inc.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

CASE study #36

Hello everyone.  I can't believe it's Thursday already and I don't have a card ready for this week's CASE study challenge.
Our amazing Muse for April, Silke Ledlow.  The cards that the DT have made CASEing this card are just amazing!  They will definately inspire you.
Here is the card Silke made
Stop by CASE study challenge blog and play along.
This week's prize is from AnnaBelle Stamps.
The prize for the one lucky winner is the All Things Grow stamp set!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Diapers, tiny toes and bundles of joy

Well I've been MIA for the last few days.  But today I have a couple of cards to share using the Baby Joy stamp set from Whimsie Doodles.  
I've made a tutorial on how to make your own designer backgrounds here.
Materials
Baby Joy stamp set-Whimsie Doodles
Ink-baby pink and creme brulee-CTMH
Versa Mark
Kraft,pink and vintage cream cardstock-Papertrey Ink

Sunday, April 17, 2011

More than fishes

Here's a little card using the Circus Baby Seal from Whimsie Doodles
The sentiment is from Our Craft Lounge.  I added little freckles to his back in the same colour as the shading.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Congrats with a capital C

Well it's another day and another card.  This card is unique in that I kinda put together some scraps with some really bright colours and finished it off with a
Monogram stamp from PSA Essentials.  
The 2" circle fit inside the diamond scallop border just perfect.

Materials
Monogram C-PSA Essentials
Paper-Pink-Jillibean Soup, Green-October Afternoon
Kraft, cream cardstock-PTI

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A house isn't a home

Today's another day to CASE a beautiful card by Silke Here's her Ledlow.
Here's Silke's card, isn't it incredibly beautiful??
And here is my card using the Gnomes from Whimsie Doodles. I think I can use this card as a new home or maybe a welcome home card, hehehehe.
Stop by CASE study blog for all the deets and play along. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SLDS Baby

Here's my second installment of the Same Look Different Stuff technique to make 1 boy and 1 girl card. I used Baby Joy rubber stamps from Whimsie Doodles to make the following cards.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Enjoy your day

This week's iCopic challenge is to colour an embellishment.  I'm really excited about this one because ever since I've had my Copics I've been colouring embellishments.  So far my favorite is changing the colour of white ribbon.  But today I coloured clear pebbles for the centre of my Daisy's.  I used my newest Copic edition E23 to colour Cotton Candy Leah's hair.  I think it's my new favorite colour!
There's a tutorial over at Whimsie Doodles on how I coloured the pebbles.

Materials
Cotton Candy Leah-Whimsie Doodles
Hair-Copics E27,25,23

Monday, April 11, 2011

SLDS baby cards

Oh my it's the beginning of another week and it's looking good already!  Did you hear that Cricut is having a 5th Anniversary Design Challenge and the prize is the Expression 2?  All the details are here.
Then new Expression looks amazing, I love the touch screen features.
On another note today I have 3 cards that look the same only different.  I'm calling it the Same Look Different Stuff technique.  (It probably already has a name but I couldn't find it)  So for now it's SLDS!
I used Baby Joy rubber stamps from Whimsie Doodles to make the following cards.
Here's a baby girl card.
 baby boy
and here's one if you don't know the gender yet
Here's a tutorial on how to stamp your sentiments straight.
Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Monogram Wedding Card

Monograms are all about the letters!  And this month I have some special projects using Monogram's from PSA Essentials. Today's card feature the M, C and & Monogram stamp. I was trying to make an elegant, minimal colour card with really striking (black) elements.  I used cream cardstock to try and soften the contrast between it and black. Then I added the soft baby pink to give it a little more colour and detail.



















See the little black gems?  Well they are actually clear, I just coloured them with my black Copic Marker. Each monogram has 5 different styles of a letter. So you can mix and match them, like in the card above I used the same style for the "M" and "C" but a more swirly style for the "&".

Materials
Monograms-PSA Essentials
Daisy punch-Martha Stewart
Cream and pink cardstock and embossing plate-Papertrey Ink
Ink-black and baby pink-CTMH

Thursday, April 7, 2011

No place like home

So now that's it's a new month it means there's a new Muse in the CASE study house!!
This month is going to be awesome with the beautiful and elegant designs of Silke Ledlow.
She's so talented, I'm really thrilled to be CASEing her designs.  Here is this week's CASE study challenge card.
Here's my card
   I thought it would be a cool touch to include the house numbers with this card.  So I covered them with clear buttons. Now the pop off the page (although you can't see it in this photo). 
This week's returning sponsor is The Stamping Boutique!!
The Stamping Boutique is generously offering 3 digis of winner's choice from the store!!
Stop by CASE study blog for all the deets and play along.

Materials
Paper-Jillibean Soup-Owl mini deck
Ribbon-dyed with YG23 various ink.