Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Always & Forever

For my VALENTINE GIVEAWAY, click HERE!!

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!! It's my turn to post at Getting Cricky and I have a quick Valentine's Day card to share with you :)


For this card, I used paper from My Mind's Eye Simply Delightful stack.


The tag is a Spellbinders Tags and Flags die, inked with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. The tag flap was stitched to the base of the card. The front design is a Spellbinders Decorative Labels One, followed by a Spellbinders Labels One, embossed with a Cuttlebug Heart Blocks Embossing Folder. It was popped up with foam tape for dimension and lightly inked with TH Victorian Velvet. The top two label is a Spellbinders Fancy Frame Two dies. The top layer was inked with Victorian Velvet and popped up with foam tape.


The stamps are from K Andrew Designs I Heart You stamp set:


You can purchase this set, and all remaining stamp sets for 60% off by visiting her online store HERE. BUT - I am giving this stamp set away!! Click HERE to enter!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
  2. Sunday Funday #5 - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Imagine You Are An Artist and GIVEAWAY!!

Happy Sunday!! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!!


One of my new year's resolutions was to learn different techniques. In my search for ideas to try, I came across Dyan Reaveley and her Dylusion line of stamps. I fell in love with all the quirky designs. So this is my first attempt at her stamps. Instead of coloring Doolally Dorris, I paper pieced her with paper from DCWV's The Colorful Life stack. The layers were attached with Glossy Accents.  I colored in parts with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen, and used Tim Holtz Distress Markers in Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Barn Door for her face. Dorris was popped up with foam tape for dimension.


The tag is a Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplate die, cut with Canvas Corp heavyweight white cardstock. The chicken wire stamp is from the TH Mixed Media stamp set and the flourish is from Shabby French. They were stamped with A La Mode white pigment ink from Hampton Arts and then heat embossed with Ranger Enamelware Embossing Powder. Then the tag was inked with TH Distress inks in Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door and Fired Brick. The Enamelware Embossing Powder acts as a resist to the color. The text stamp from TH's Papillon set was stamped in Worn Lipstick over the tag, and then the dots from TH's Psychedelic Grunge set was randomly stamped in Old Paper. The edges were distressed with TH's Paper Distresser, and then inked with Walnut Distress Ink. The words are Spellbinders Girlie Grunge dies. The were cut with Canvas Corp paper and then inked with the same four distress inks as the tag. Walnut Distress Inks were used on the raised letters and edges.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Let's Get Paper Piecing
  2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
  3. Sunday Funday #5 - Anything Goes

VALENTINE'S GIVEAWAY!!


I am so thankful for all my followers!! And to show my love, I thought I would share a Valentine's Day giveaway with you!! Up for grabs is a set of K Andrew Designs I Heart You stamps and a 6x6 A Happy Heart paper stack from My Mind's Eye.

All you have to do to win is:
  1. Be a Follower
  2. Leave a comment
That's it!! I'll make this a short turnaround so you can have the stamps before Valentine's Day. I'll announce the winner on February 3rd

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday - Birthday

Happy Friday!! Wow, this week...actually this whole month has flown by. I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!! Mine are to hopefully get into my craft room and to try and stay warm :)


It's Friday, so that means is another super-fun challenge at Little Scrap Pieces!! This week, our theme is Birthday.


The papers for this card are from We Are Memory Keepers Anthologie stack. The base is a Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle die. The next layer is a Spellbinders Labels 21, followed by a Spellbinders Labels 25, the edges on both sanded. The ribbon is from May Arts. The button is from Hobby Lobby and the hemp twine from Michaels. The crystal gems on the corners and along the top are from Recollections.


The top layer is a Spellbinders Labels 18, the insert cut with a Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large die. The Label 18 was popped up with foam tape for dimension. They were inked with Memento New Sprout ink. "Happy Birthday" is from Just Rite's Fleur de Lis Labels 20 stamp set, stamped in Onyx Black in from Versafine. The flowers are Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies inked with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and the butterfly is a Spellbinders Wonderful Wings die, covered in gorgeous bling from Want to Scrap.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. JustRite Friday Challenge #89 - Anything Goes (Fleur de Lis is one of my favorite stamp sets...the designs are gorgeous and there are sentiments for so many different occasions)
  2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
  3. Sunday Funday #5 - Anything Goes
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Little Scrap Pieces to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Birthday project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Decorate to Celebrate #43 - Super Bowl/Super Sports Party

Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another fun challenge at Decorate to Celebrate!! For Challenge #43, we are asking you to create any project to be used as a party decoration (or party supply) for a Super Bowl or Super Sports Party!! Let's celebrate everything wonderful about football, basketball, baseball and more with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more :)


For my Super Bowl party, I created a super bowl ;) I forgot to take a before picture, but this was a generic popcorn tub. Paper from We Are Memory Keepers MVP stack was Mod-Podged to the sides.


The tickets are from the Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit. The letters for Super Bowl and the arrows are from the same WAMK MVP stack.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
  2. Sunday Funday #5 - Anything Goes
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Decorate to Celebrate to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Super Bowl or Super Sports Party project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Paper Playtime Challenge - Use Brown

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend :) It's time for another super-fun challenge at Paper Playtime. The theme this week is "Use Some Brown" in your project.


In building up my card stash, I need some masculine cards, so that's what I created for this challenge. Our sponsor this week is The Robin's Nest. One lucky participant will win a $15 gift certificate.


The paper for the base of the card is from The Paper Studio, the rest is from Prima Marketing's En Francais stack. All of the edges were inked with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink. The bottom layer was distressed with a Zutter Distress-It-All. The next layer is a Spellbinders Labels 17 die, followed by two Spellbinders Labels 11 dies. All of the layers were popped up with foam tape for dimension. The pennants are Spellbinders Nested Lacy Pennants dies. The stamp is a Tim Holtz Words For Thought stamp. The silver studs are from my stash.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
  2. Sunday Funday #5 - Anything Goes
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Paper Playtime to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your project using brown...I can't wait to see what you create :)

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Love Card

Happy Saturday!! I hope you are having a great weekend!! We are having beautiful weather for mid-January...temps in the 50's. It's supposed to get cold again tomorrow so back to winter :(


I have a card to share with you today. One of my new year's resolutions was to learn different techniques, and I've been working on them, but for this card, I went with my favorite Spellbinders :)


The base of the card is a Spellbinders Grand Labels 4. The next three layers are Spellbinders Marvelous Squares...I love this die!! The red and white polka dot paper is from My Mind's Eye Honey Cake stack. The top layer is covered with lace washi tape from Freckled Fawn. The label is a Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags 1, the bottom cut with the same My Mind's Eye paper stack. Both layers are popped up with foam tape for dimension. Love is from Just Rite Stamps Shabby Chic Labels 4, stamped in Versafine ink in Onyx. The lace along the sides is from Hobby Lobby. The gems are from Recollections.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Use Washi Tape
  2. Simon Says Stamp and Show - Lace Love
  3. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
  4. Sunday Funday #5 - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Little Scrap Pieces - Use a Flower

Happy Friday everyone!! Wow, another weekend is upon us!! I hope you have fun plans :)


It's time for another Fun Friday challenge at Little Scrap Pieces!! The challenge this week is to use a flower on your project.


The paper is from My Mind's Eye Reunion paper stack. The base is a Spellbinders Grand Labels 1. The next two layers are Spellbinders Marvelous Squares dies. The butterfly is a Spellbinders Les Papillions die, inked with Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and adorned with crystals from Recollections. It was popped up with foam tape for dimension. The banner is a Spellbinders Ribbon Banner Die, inked with TH Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Congratulations is from Just Rite Stamps Thank You Labels 20 stamp set, stamped in Versafine Onyx ink.


The flower was created with a Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Die and Rose Creations die. I discovered  how gorgeous these two flower dies together are from my incredibly talented friend Tracey of Garden of Grace!! The flowers were cut in heavyweight white cardstock from Canvas Corp. Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick and Antique Bronze Distress Stains were dabbed on a craft mat, spritzed with water and then the layers were inked and dried with a heat gun. The layers were attached with hot glue. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold was spritzed on the flower for shimmer. The leaves were inked with TH Forest Moss Distress Ink.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
  2. Sunday Funday #5 - Anything Goes 
  3. Red Carpet Studios Challenge #19 - The Butterfly Effect (use a butterfly)
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Little Scrap Pieces to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your project using a flower...I can't wait to see what you create :)

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

It's Always Been You

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!! It's my turn to post at Getting Cricky and I have a quick Valentine's card to share with you today.


The paper for this card is from Pink Paislee's Spring Jubilee stack.


The base is a Spellbinders Fleur De Lis die. The next layer is a Spellbinders Classic Squares Small die, popped up with foam tape for dimension.


The hearts are a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Heart and Classic Heart, both layers popped up with foam tape. The sentiment is from K Andrews Design Beautiful Thoughts stamp set. This set is sold out, but there are still a few sets left at 60% off!! Click HERE to visit the online store. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, and the gems are from Recollections.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
  2. Sunday Funday #5 - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Thank You Card

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! We went from a high of 65 on Saturday to a low of 17 on Sunday :( I am so ready for spring :)


I have a Thank You card to share with you today. I dug out one of my all time favorite paper stacks for this card...My Mind's Eye Union Square. The label is a Spellbinders Labels Twenty die, stamped with a JustRite Fleur De Lis Labels 20 stamp. It was inked with Tim Holtz Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks. The center circle is from another JustRite stamp on the same set...I used a Spellbinders Circle die to cut it out and popped it up with foam tape for dimension. Thank You is from the same JustRite set, embossed with Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Embossing Powder.


The edges of the banners were cut with a Spellbinders Classic Squares Small die. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. JustRite Challenge #88 - Sketch (see below)
  2. DL.Art Thankful Thursday #101 - Thank You Card
  3. Sunday Funday #5 - Linky Party

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

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Little Scrap Pieces - Winter Blues

Happy Friday!! My gosh, this week flew by!! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend :) The challenge this week at Little Scrap Pieces is "Winter Blues"...you can either create a winter themed project or use the color blue :)


I chose to use blue for my project. I am slowly replenishing my stash of cards so that I don't have to rush to make one when I need it, which is what I seem to always do :/


The base and first layer of the card are Spellbinders Labels 17 dies. The paper is from My Mind's Eye Meadowlark paper stack. The gem swirls are from Prima.


The middle die is a new Spellbinders D-Lites Medallion Two die. The white paper is heavyweight cardstock from Canvas Corp. The gorgeous ribbon is from Karen. The middle circle was inked with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks. The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs Sympathetic Sayings stamp set. This set is sold out, but there are still several sets available at 60%. Click HERE to visit her online store.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Black, white + a splash of color
  2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
  3. Sunday Funday #5 - Anything Goes
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Little Scrap Pieces to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Winter Blues project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Decorate to Celebrate # 42 - Any Themed Party

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a great week!! It's time for a Decorate to Celebrate challenge. For Challenge #42, we are asking you to create any project to be used as a party decoration (or party supply) for any themed party!! Let's celebrate everything wonderful about birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations and more (any party with any theme) with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more :)


For my party themed decorations, I created origami picture frame holders as party favors. You can take a picture during the party and then slide it in over the polka dot paper for a party keepsake. The papers are from Glitz Laced With Grace paper stack. It takes four of the same size of paper for the origami folds (I used 4x4). It's been a while since I learned this fold and it took me several tries before I got it right. Once each piece is folded, the ends slide together to form the frame. The butterfly is a Spellbinders Fanciful Flight die, adorned with gems from Recollections and popped up with foam tape for dimension.


The sentiment tag is a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Band.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
  2. Sunday Funday #5 - Anything Goes
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Decorate to Celebrate to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Any Party Theme project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Discoveries Card and WINNER!!

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a great weekend!! I have a winner to announce from the Ring In The New Year Blog Hop, but first I wanted to share a quick card with you :)


I wanted to use some of the new products I got for Christmas, starting with the Cuttlebug Honeycomb Embossing Folder and Border. The paper is heavyweight cardstock from Canvas Corp.


The tag is a Spellbinders Labels 14, inked with Memento New Sprout ink, with Bamboo Leaves around the edges. The gems are from Recollections. The sentiment is from Good Thoughts Stamp Set by Tim Holtz, stamped with Versafine Ink in Onyx.


The burlap ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. The strip is the Cuttlebug Honeycomb Border that came with the embossing folder. The hemp twine is from Michaels and the button from my stash.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Something New (Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Tim Holtz Stamps, Burlap Ribbon)
  2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
  3. Sunday Funday #5 - Anything Goes
And now for the winner of the Tim Holtz stamp set from the Ring In The New Year Blog Hop!! Thank you all who stopped by and left such sweet comments!! Random.org selected as the winner.................................


and #18 is.......................................


Congratulations, Arin!! I'll send you an email or you can email your address to indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com.

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

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes!!

Happy Friday!! Can you believe another weekend is upon us already?? This year is going to fly by as fast as the last one. I hope you have fun plans :) Mine are to try to stay warm...it's so chilly outside!!  It's time for another Fun Friday Challenge at Little Scrap Pieces!! This week it's a fun and easy one...Anything Goes!!


The paper for my card is from My Mind's Eye Reunion paper stack. The base is a Spellbinders Grand Rectangle, and the next two layers are Spellbinders Matting Basics A and B. The medallion was created with a Spellbinders Labels 20, with Spellbinders Moroccan Accents Dies on the sides. A Spellbinders Classics Ovals Large was pop-dotted over a Big Scalloped Oval Large die.  The gorgeous mermaid stamp is from Paper Wings Productions...isn't she beautiful??!! She is from the Sea Melange Cling Stamp Set. Her hair was colored with Tim Holtz Mustard Seed and Wild Honey Distress Markers, the tail with Broken China and Weathered Wood. The edges of the oval were lightly inked with Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink. The gems are from Recollections.


The tag is a Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tag and Accents die. The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is from our amazing LSP hostess, Karen :) The button is from my dear friend Sonia, and the hemp twine is from Michales. The sentiment reminds me of my sweet friend Sabrina of Sabriolet Designs, She has this sentiment on her blog and I have always loved it. I was excited to see it on the Sea Melange Cling Stamp Set from Paper Wings Productions :)

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Something New (Sea Melange Stamp Set, MME Paper)
  2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Little Scrap Pieces to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Anything Goes project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Ring in the New Year Blog Hop!!

Hello Everyone!! Welcome to the Ring in the New Year Blog Hop!!


Happy New Year!! Can you believe it's 2013 already??!! If you have just stumbled upon this blog hop, you can follow along by starting at Holly's blog, Ribbon's and Glue. If you have been following along you should have come from Heather's blog, The Honey Pot.

The idea behind this blog hop is to use something "new". I decided to make a wall hanging with several new crafty items I received for Christmas :)


The base is cardboard with heavy weight cardstock attached from Canvas Corp, using the gorgeous Prima Birds on a Limb mask I got for Christmas. It was inked with Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks, with Stormy Sky along the edges. The flowers were created with my new Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire and Brushed Pewter (new) Distress Stains. were dabbed on my craft sheet, spritzed with water, and then the flowers were inked. The butterfly was created with Spellbinders Wonderful Wings dies, and adorned with Want to Scrap Nestabling (new). The other gems are from my dear, sweet friend Sonia of Passioni di Carta!! She sent me a package of amazing goodies!! Thank you again Sonia...I love everything you sent :)


The tag is a Spellbinders Matting Basics die, inked with Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Inks. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Just Thoughts stamp set (new). It was stamped with Versafine in Onyx and then heat embossed with Recollections Silver Embossing Powder (new).

I have BLOG CANDY!!


All you have to do to win this set of Tim Holtz Life's Possibilities stamps is:
  1. Be a Follower
  2. Leave a comment with a way to contact you
That's it!! I will announce the winner on Monday, January 7th.

Thanks so much for following along!! Your next stop is our Hop Hostess Jill from, Every Day is an Occasion.

Here is the entire line-up in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:

Holly from Ribbons and Glue
Shelly from My Paper Love
Kelsie Ann from Cut Craft Create
Arin from A Piece of Life's Pie
Court from Court's Craft Corner
Missy from Quick Chick Designs
Heather from The Hunny Pot
Lisa from A Mermaid's Crafts < YOU ARE HERE
Jill from Every Day is an Occasion < GO HERE NEXT

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope your new year is filled with love and happiness!!

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