Friday, October 31, 2014

Thank You So Much

Happy Friday, everyone and Happy Halloween!! Did you dress up today?? If so, what was your costume?? Wow, it's been almost a week since I've posted. I had family visiting from Seattle and have been trying to catch up since they left, but it's overwhelming. If I haven't been around to your blog to visit, I will soon :)


It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog HERE and I have a project to share with you using two of the newest dies from the October release.


The papers are from My Mind's Eye and the edges have been lightly distressed with a Zutter DIA. A new Die-Versions Cut Out Thank You die was used for the focal point of this card. These cut out dies are so awesome - you can position them anywhere on the page and the sentiment just stands out so beautifully.


"So Much" is from the new Typewriter Font die set. The butterflies are Wee Petites Buggy dies. They were covered in sugar coating and popped up with foam tape.


The matching envelope features a Whispers Butterfly Kisses die also covered in sugar coating. The border along the top is a Whispers Lacy Dots die.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I have some exciting news to share with you next week so I hope you will stop back by!! Have a wonderful weekend!! :)

Monday, October 27, 2014

WINNER from the My Craft Spot Blog Hop!!

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! My family is still visiting so it will be a few more days before I will be able to visit you all and see all of the amazing projects I've missed. I wanted to sneak on here and post the winner from the My Craft Spot Blog Hop. Thank you all so much for hopping along and for the sweet comments :)


I used Random.org to choose the winner of the $10 Gift Certificate to shop at the My Craft Spot Store that Kimberly so generously donated to one of my followers. Random.org chose...................................................


And #48 is.................................................................................................


Congratulations Mary-Anne!! Please contact me at indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com so that I can arrange to have your gift certificate sent to you.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a wonderful last week in October (how is that possible??!!) I will be around in a few days to catch up with you :)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Blog Hop!!

Happy Saturday!! Welcome to the My Craft Spot Blog Hop, celebrating Kimberly's new release!! All of the new stamps and SVG files are now available for purchase HERE!! Each stop on this hop is also giving away a $10 gift certificate to My Craft Spot!!

You should have arrived here from Gwen of This and That!! If you've just stumbled upon my blog, head on over to My Craft Spot to start at the beginning...you won't want to miss a single stop :)


I absolutely love every stamp set in this new release. I wanted to showcase as many of the fabulous sentiments as possible, so I decided to make an advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas :) One of my favorite decorations to put up at Christmastime when I was young was the Advent Calendar. My sister and I fought over who got to open the little door each day...meaning another day closer to Christmas :) Warning - this is picture-heavy!!


All of the papers for the tags are from old My Mind's Eye Christmas stacks. The Peace banner was created with My Craft Spot's Tiny Banners & Toppers. The letters for Peace and Advent Calendar are from MCS's Small Alphabet dies. The banners are MCS Ribbon Banners Straight dies. They were cut in double sided adhesive and then after the letters were adhered, I applied Sugar Coating over the rest of the adhesive for a beautiful sparkle :)


The flowers are Spellbinders Poinsettia dies and the swirls are from Cheery Lynn. MCS Tiny Tags dies were used for the sentiment from the new Tiny Tags Christmas stamp set. The snowflake is from MCS's Small Alphabet dies and the crinkle ribbon is MCS Snow White Crinkle Ribbon.


Since there are so many tags, I'm not going to go into detail on all that was used except for the stamps. The tag on the left is from Christmas Chalkboard Sentiments and the sequins are MCS Snow Flurries Sequins. The tag on the right is from Merry & Bright. The gorgeous Twine is also from MCS.


Christmas Chalkboard Sentiments on the left and Merry & Bright on the right.


On the left is from O Holy Night stamp and on the right Naughty or Nice. MCS Snow Flurries Sequins were used on the tag on the right.


Naughty or Nice was used on the left and Merry & Bright on the right. Christmas Joy was stamped on a MCS Lacy Banner die.


Naughty or Nice was used on the left and O Holy Night on the right. The sequins are MCS Snow Flurries Sequins.


Merry & Bright was used on the left and O Holy Night on the right.


O Holy Night was used on the right. Ho Ho Ho is from Tiny Tags Christmas and Dear Santa is from Naughty or Nice. It was stamped on a MCS Tiny Doily die.


Naughty or Nice was used on the left. On the right, the sentiments are from to to bottom: Naughty or Nice, Merry & Bright, O Holy Night and Christmas Chalkboard. The ribbon is Scarlet Red Crinkle Ribbon from MCS.


Both sentiments are from O Holy Night. The banner on the right is a MCS Ribbon Banners Straight die.


Christmas Chalkboard Sentiments were used for both of these tags. Silent Night is one of my favorite Christmas songs so I used it on the best day of the year imho - my birthday ;) The snowflakes on the left are MCS's Small Alphabet dies and MCS Snow Flurries Sequins on the right.


Merry & Bright was used on the left and Christmas Chalkboard Sentiments on the right.


Merry & Bright was used for both sentiments. The banner is a MCS Ribbon Banners Straight die on the right.


O Holy Night was used for Christmas day :) Christmas Chalkboard Sentiments  was used on the right an it was stamped and heat embossed on a MCS Tiny Doily die.

Still with me??!! Are you ready to see the entire release??!! Without further ado, here they are...

Naughty or Nice stamp set
O Holy Night stamp set
Tiny Tags Christmas stamp set
Christmas Chalkboard Sentiments stamp set
Merry & Bright stamp set

http://svgcutfiles.com/
 You can view all of the new SVG files HERE!!

Aren't they fabulous??!! All of the stamps are available now in the My Craft Spot Store!!

What's a blog hop without BLOG CANDY?! Kimberly is generously giving away a $10 gift certificate to My Craft Spot!! To be eligible to win, simply leave me a comment on this post!! (I will select and announce the winner on Monday morning.)

http://mycraftspotshop.com/


Thanks so much for celebrating with us!! Your next top on the hop is Saundra!! And in case you need it, here's the blog hop order in its entirety:

Kimberly
Gwen
Lisa  < YOU ARE HERE
Saundra
Heather
Beth
Ally
Kate
Deb
Karen

Friday, October 24, 2014

Happy Anniversary!!

For the My Craft Spot Day 5 Stamp Release Post, Click HERE!!

Happy Friday!! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!! I have family coming to visit from Seattle so I won't be around much the next few days. So if I'm not around, you will know why. I will definitely catch up with you all next week!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a card to share with you today :)


My Mom and Dad will be celebrating their anniversary in November so I created this card in celebration of the event :) The papers are from Authentique and Canvas Corp. The edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA. The background is a Whispers Hexagon Background (love this die!!).


A Whispers Lucky Scallop was used as the base for the flowers. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. A Whispers Daisy Flair die was cut in heavyweight card stock and tucked among the blooms.



Happy is from My Craft Spot's Halloween Potions stamp set. A Sweet Wordlet Anniversary die was cut twice, once in black for a shadow effect. The butterflies are Wee Petites Buggy dies. They were covered in Sugar Coating.



I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - October Linky
  2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
  3. Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
Have you hopped with us yet?? You can participate in the Think Pink Blog Hop by linking your Think Pink card...you could win a $25 gift certificate to shop at the Die-Versions store!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Day 5!!

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 Merry and Bright 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 this card, the papers are from The Paper Studio.


The banner was created with My Craft Spot Lacy Banners dies. Each layer was popped  up with foam for dimension. Joy was cut with MCS Small Alphabet dies. Two-sided tape was adhered behind the letter cut-outs and silver glitter was added.


The Merry & Bright sentiment was heat embossed.


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 the blog hop!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Day 4!!

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 Christmas Chalkboard 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 this card, I distressed the edges with a Zutter DIA. Dylusions White Linen was sprayed on the background for a snowy effect.


The gorgeous Sheer White Ribbon is from My Craft Spot. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


The sentiment from Christmas Chalkboard was heat embossed with snow white embossing powder.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

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 5!!

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:


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