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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Day 3!!

Welcome to the My Craft Spot Stamp Release party!! I'm so excited to be guest designing again for this release!! Each day this week we will be sharing projects to showcase five new stamp sets and several new SVG files!! Kimberly will have a giveaway every day this week, so be sure to leave a comment at My Craft Spot to be eligible for the daily prize. You'll also be treated to some amazing inspiration from the design team!! The party will end with a blog hop celebration on Saturday, where the full release is revealed and prizes will be given at each stop. Kimberly's new stamps and SVG files will also be available for purchase beginning that day :)

Today we are featuring the new Tiny Tags Christmas stamp set and it is fabulous!! Throughout the week the design team will also be incorporating the new SVG files into their projects as well. (Unfortunately I won't until I get a cutting machine :)


I decorates some ornaments to showcase the Tiny Tags Christmas stamps.


The first ornament was covered with Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium and the Ranger Picket Fence Crackle Medium. Once it crackled, Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink was sponged over the cracks. The ribbon is Cranberry Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot. The tag is a MCS Tiny Tags die.


For the second ornament, I found the instructions HERE. The papers are from My Mind's Eye. The Toadally Green Crinkle Ribbon is from MCS and a MCS Tiny Doily die was used for this sentiment as well.


For the last ornament, the same technique was used as the first one, but I flaked off some of the paint for a shabby chic look. The Snow White Crinkle Ribbon is from MCS and another MCS Tiny Doily Die was used.

I'm entering this in the following challenge:

1. DL.Art - October Linky
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Be sure to head on over to My Craft Spot to see the amazing projects the DT has created - I guarantee you will be inspired!! And don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to My Craft Spot.


Please come back tomorrow for Day 4!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Die-Versions Think Pink Blog Hop

For the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Day 2 Post, Click HERE


Welcome to the Die Versions Think Pink Blog Hop!! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so the Die-Versions Design Team wanted to bring Breast Cancer Awareness to our crafty friends. We want to get the message out to all women about the importance of early detection with regular self-breast exams and mammograms.

We want all of you to Hop with us!! Link up as many new projects (no back-linking) that fit the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness (no other restrictions) for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate generously provided by Die Versions. Die-Versions manufactures low profile dies made right here in the United States. You can see all of the dies Die-Versions has to offer and do some shopping at the Die-Versions store.

http://doodlepantry.com/
Many of the designers today will be using images generously provided by Doodle Pantry. Doodle Pantry provides a diverse selection of images. There is something for everyone, so be sure to stop by to see all they have to offer.

http://www.fightingpretty.org/

We have also joined with Fighting Pretty to donate cards to be delivered to breast cancer patients. If you would like to donate your cards we would love to pass them along to brighten the days of needed recipients. Please email Lori at mulchlady(at)aol(dot)com for the address to send your cards.

Here's what I created...


For this card, I used a Die-Versions Whispers Ring of Hearts die as well as a Whispers Loopy Lace die. The papers are from Inspired By Stamping and the edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA. The pre-colored top and shorts were provided by Doodle Pantry. They are from the Just Wear Pink set, as is...


...the beautiful sentiment. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.


For this card, I used Die-Versions Whispers Lacey Dots dies along the sides. A Whispers Heart Burst was used behind the Whispers Frilly Dress die.


The sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Diva's Be Inspired stamp set.


And finally, I have this card featuring one of my very favorite Die-Versions dies, Whispers Hairdo. The papers are from Prima and the edges were distressed. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


This sentiment is also from CDD's Be Inspired stamp set.

I am entering these in the following challenges:

1. DL.Art - Breast Cancer Awareness
2. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

I'm your last stop on the hop. I hope you've had fun hopping, celebrating courage and strength, and most importantly spreading some Pink Hope.

Here's the entire line-up in case you get lost along the way:


My Craft Spot Stamp Release Day 2!!

Welcome to the My Craft Spot Stamp Release party!! I'm so excited to be guest designing again for this release!! Each day this week we will be sharing projects to showcase five new stamp sets and several new SVG files!! Kimberly will have a giveaway every day this week, so be sure to leave a comment at My Craft Spot to be eligible for the daily prize. You'll also be treated to some amazing inspiration from the design team!! The party will end with a blog hop celebration on Saturday, where the full release is revealed and prizes will be given at each stop. Kimberly's new stamps and SVG files will also be available for purchase beginning that day :)

Today we are featuring the new O Holy Night stamp set and it is fabulous!! Throughout the week the design team will also be incorporating the new SVG files into their projects as well. (Unfortunately I won't until I get a cutting machine :)


For my project, I created a birdhouse shaker ornament :) I didn't write down the measurements as I made this...it was a lot of trial and error. So if anyone is interested, I can do a tutorial. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the flourishes are from Cheery Lynn.


The hole and frame were created with My Craft Spot Tiny Doily Dies. MCS Snow Flurries Sequins and some glitter was used for the shaker. The sentiment is from O Holy Night and it was stamped on a MCS Tiny Doily Die.


MSC Twine was used to string the ornament.

1. DL.Art - October Linky
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Be sure to head on over to My Craft Spot to see the amazing projects the DT has created - I guarantee you will be inspired!! And don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to My Craft Spot.


Please come back tomorrow for Day 3!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party Day 1!!

Welcome to the My Craft Spot Stamp Release party!! I'm so excited to be guest designing again for this release!! Each day this week we will be sharing projects to showcase five new stamp sets and several new SVG files!! Kimberly will have a giveaway every day this week, so be sure to leave a comment at My Craft Spot to be eligible for the daily prize. You'll also be treated to some amazing inspiration from the design team!! The party will end with a blog hop celebration on Saturday, where the full release is revealed and prizes will be given at each stop. Kimberly's new stamps and SVG files will also be available for purchase beginning that day :)

Today we are featuring the new Naughty or Nice? stamp set and it is fabulous!! Throughout the week the design team will also be incorporating the new SVG files into their projects as well. (Unfortunately I won't until I get a cutting machine :)


For my project, I created a gift box using several stamps from the new Naughty or Nice? stamp set as well as several MCS dies.


This is my first exploding box :) The papers are from The Paper Studio Pine Street Square paper stack. The edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA.


There are so many amazing sentiments on this stamp set, I couldn't narrow it down to one :)


So true ;)


:)


Aren't these sentiments fun??!!


Oops, looks like the recipient of this gift chose to be naughty this year ;) My Craft Spot Tiny Doily Dies were used for the sentiment. The Scarlet Red Crinkle Ribbon and the twine are also from the MCS store.
 

For the box top, the flowers are MCS Flowers Daisy dies. The flower in the center of the MCS Scarlet Red Crinkle Ribbon is from the MCS Small Alphabet die set, as are the butterflies. The Banner is a MCS Ribbon Banners Straight die.

1. DL.Art - October Linky
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Be sure to head on over to My Craft Spot to see the amazing projects the DT has created - I guarantee you will be inspired!! And don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to My Craft Spot.


Please come back tomorrow for Day 2!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

My Craft Spot Sneak Peeks!!

Happy Saturday, everyone!! I'm so excited for the My Craft Spot release in two days!! The new stamps are so amazing!! I absolutely love each new set!! Here are a few sneaks from the design team to whet your appetite :)







I hope to see you back here on Monday for Day 1 of the reveal!!

Also, I want to thank all of you who have commented or emailed me regarding my desire to purchase an SVG cutting machine. I can't believe it, but I'm leaning towards a Cricut Explore. I really thought I was done with Cricut. I sold all of my cartridges, but I did keep my Gypsy. I've been doing research and almost every side-by-side comparison I've read favors the Explore, especially since they've added the Print and Cut feature. I do like that I would still be able to use the cartridges that I paid so much for, but I don't like that you have to use it with a computer. My computer is upstairs and my craft room is downstairs. The Explore does have an iPad app, which would be much easier than trying to lug my laptop down every time I wanted to cut with it.

If you have an Explore, I'd love to hear your opinion. If you have both, I'd love to know which you prefer.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great weekend :)
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