December 31, 2011

Be Mine!


And on to the next holiday! Can you believe Valentine stuff is out already?  Christmas clearance on one aisle and these adorable little candy conversation hearts on another! 

Today were sharing projects from the new January AA set, Sweet Treat Sweetie.  It doesn't show very well in the photo, but I stamped, cut out, and popped the red heart up on foam squares. 


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December 29, 2011

You're my cup of tea


Happy almost New Years!  I am soooo ready for 2012 and so ready to put this past year behind me!  Although, I do have so very much to be thankful for, I am just ready to be done with all this cancer treatment stuff! :) 
Today were sharing projects from the new January AA set, Sweet Treat Sweetie.   I just love this big ol' cuppa tea- 


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December 22, 2011

Merry & Bright

MERRY CHRISTMAS!  I am so excited for Christmas this year- SO much to be thankful for!
I wanted to drop off some cookies with friends and found I ran out of cards- so I whipped up a few CAS ones to have on hand.

 I stamped the candy from the November AA set along the bottom 2/3 of the card-The candy, circle, and wrapper are all separate components.  I have been keeping my Christmas cards to minimal this year for easy mailing. 
off to box up some cookies and hopefully make a few more cards!

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December 8, 2011

Long time no post!  I have spent the last 2 weeks sick with a horrible cough AND sinus infection!  I am starting to feel better, but now the holidays are sneaking up seriously FAST!  I lost a lot of time being sick!!!
Onto my card- 
This is one of my cards from the Card Creations Get Inspired issue- The inspiration photo was a stack of older vintagey styled postcards.  I don't do vintage very well...  so I did clean vintage!   ;)  This card uses several Unity stamps- Vintage Post Card, and the sentiments are from another kit (which I can't find on the website-sorry!) The dies are from Spellbinders- S4-168 Large Labels.


You can get the issue here.  I love to see how everyone views the inspiration differently!!

enjoy!


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November 30, 2011

Sending holiday cheer your way

And were back with more Avocado Arts goodness today...quick post today, stilllllll fighting a cold!

For my card today I used the Brr and the Nerdy Snow Peeps and last months set Bring on the Holiday Cheer.  
The snowmans hat and scarf and paper pieced using Echo Parks Seasons Greetings paper and popped up with foam squares.  The ornament and sentiment are from last months set.

enjoy!


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November 29, 2011

Avocado Arts time!

and yes, it's IS cold outside!  At least here it is.  I have been freezing for *weeks* now- it's only dipping into the lower 40's, but I think that's about cold enough thank you very much.

My card today uses the snowflakes from the Brrr and Nerdy snow peeps to create the pattern and Spellbinders S4-340 Create A Flake Three to make the actual sparkly snowflake.  I have a thing for making patterns with images like this, I love how you can line the snowflake up perfectly even...although I eyeballed mine and they aren't perfectly lined up- ;)




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November 27, 2011

you warm my heart...

Long time no post! 
Thought I would pop in and share a quick Avocado Arts card using the Brrr! and the Nerdy Snow peeps set- I have a thing for snowmen, and I love how you can make this guy your own.  
I stamped the snowflakes on the blue layer using the middle size snowflake, and the smaller one on the card front.   Looking at it now, I should have stamped his hat separately and mounted it...

I am hearing noise of Christmas coming from the kids...whoa...SO not ready!  

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November 17, 2011

Jingle bells

This is definitely my most favorite time of year...I just love the holidays.  Here's a fun treat holder I made that is in the current issue of Holiday Cards and More-  It's a Chinese style take out box covered with some Echo Park paper, and also uses Spellbinders dies, Waltzingmouse Stamps, Artistic Wire, May Arts ribbon, and Kaiser gems.  I attached to small 'jingle' bells to the artistic wire at the top.
Pop in some home made cookies or candies (or your store bought even ;) And you have a quick teacher, hostess, or co worker gift!


You can get a copy of this issue here.





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November 15, 2011

yea for holiday cheer!

Sending holiday cheer! Its AA time and today we are sneaking in peeks of the new December set Brrr! and the Nerdy Snow Peeps-  The sentiment is from November's set Bring on the Holiday cheer. 

I stamped my snowman and then his hat.  I cut the hat out and popped it up with foam squares onto his cute little head!  In this set, the tie, eyes, mouth, carrot nose, and arms are all separate pieces so you can customize your snow guy! 


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November 13, 2011

Fall Sneak Peek Blog hop for Crafters Home Day One



Join Spellbinders™ Paper Arts and Crafters Home as we celebrate a Fall Sneak Peek!
Spellbinders and participating stores in the Crafters Home Buying Group are excited to introduce three new die template sets sold exclusively through Crafters Home stores through January! You’ll have to wait until February to find these die template designs in non-member stores. 
These new dies are in stock! Get yours now at a participating Crafters Home store! See the Spellbinders Blog for a list of participating stores.
 
Visit the Spellbinders Blog November 14 - 16 to see a new Spellbinders die template revealed each day! Visit designer blogs to enter the daily contests and see inspiring projects using the new releases. Comment on Designers Blogs and the Spellbinders Blog count as entries into daily drawings. Daily winners receive all three of the new designs!

Today's new die is S4-341 Wavy Rectangles
 $24.99  
1: 3/8 x ½”
2: 1 1/8 x 1 ¼”
3: 1 7/8 x 2 1/8
4: 2 ¾ x 3 1/8”
5. 3 5/8 x 4 ¼”

For my card, I used the E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities for my card base and the S4-341 Wavy Rectangles for the focal image.  I cut out the center of the patterned paper, and then cut and embossed a ivory piece of cardstock to place where the negative space was.  I stamped the image, and colored in the stars with the atyou pen to add some sparkle. I adhered the patterned paper frame using Foam Squares to pop it up off the card. 



SKU: E8-001

Visit these Designers Today!
AJ Otto thewillowgarden.blogspot.com 

Contest Details
Participants wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Fall Sneak Peak contests adhere to all of the following rules.
  • The Fall Sneak Peek starts November 14, and ends November 16, 2011. It consists of three individual contests, one each day.
  • Each Fall Sneak Peek Bog will accept comments as entries from 12:00 am until 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, on its scheduled day.
  • Each comment counts as one entry. One entry per person, per blog please.
  • One winner each day will receive the three new die templates available exclusively at Crafters Home stores.
  • All three winners will be announced on the Spellbinders Blog on November 17. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email address on the winning post to claim their prize. If a winner fails to respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
  • By entering, you allow Spellbinders to publish your first name, city, state, and country of residence and a quote from you, on the Spellbinders Blog, website, and in promotional materials.
  • Spellbinders Designers, contractors, employees and immediate family members are not eligible to win.
  • The invitation to the Fall Sneak Peek Blog Hop is extended to all, we are happy to ship prizes worldwide.
Any questions regarding this contest should be sent to ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us
Supplies:
Spellbinders S4-341 Wavy Rectangles; E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities
Echo Park Season's Greetings 6 x6 pad
Jillibean Soup Tinsel in a Tangle stamp from Unity
KaiserCraft Rhinestones
Copic Marker (atyou SpicaTwinkling like Star, 05 Lemon)
Black ink- Color box black by Clearsnap
gold cord

SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L 3D Foam Squares.
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November 8, 2011

Just for you

I am slightly delinquent in posting a few things lately... in the recent PC issue for November/December, which can be found here.  I have a quick little gift tag in this issue using Spellbinders ides, Waltzingmouse stamps, and Want2Scrap pearls.


It's birthday week here in our house again, so I am working on wrapping presents, planning treat sacks, and looking forward to a party full of little *8* year olds!!
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October 31, 2011

autumn blessings


For my card today, I reverted back to a fall theme.  The trees around here are amazingly beautiful this time of year.  And it's a GORGEOUS sunny day.  Not quite ready for another Christmas card.   yet.  ;)
I used the leaf from the new November set paired with the sentiment from last months.  Keeping it simple because that's how I roll! 



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October 29, 2011

Holiday hello

We are back sharing more projects using the November set from Avocado Arts, Bring on the holiday cheer. 


I used the circle that is meant to be an ornament for my background.  I was going to try and free hand it like I normally do, but decided on mapping out a grid on my base first with a pencil.  I measured squares about 1/2" across, and then stamped in every other one, alternating on the next line.  Then erase your lines, and done.  Fairly even circles! ;)


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October 25, 2011

Gina K Designs inspirational hop day three

Welcome, Welcome!  Today I have a sharing a few cards from Gina K’s newest STAMP TV release.  Be sure to catch all the other samples from the Design Team today  –  And make sure to check out all the new stamps on the All New page!!

 I have been in serious need of many cards to send out lately, and having a stash on hand is always helpful!  When I am making simpler cads, I tend to make several using a few different sentiments to keep on hand-  Pleasant Plurals is perfect for making quick note cards!!   I made a set of three-

 All same design, same colors, same paper etc.-

 Here's the set of three-  This could even be a great last minute Christmas card set!

 And my last card uses Tami's new set You go Girl.  Fight like a girl has been my motto since finding out about my breast cancer, so I obviously decided on that sentiment for my card!!!  I kept this one pretty simple as well, allowing to make several that I can use as thank you's!! :)




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October 24, 2011

Gina K Designs inspirational hop day two

Welcome, Welcome!  Today I have a sharing a few cards from Gina K’s newest STAMP TV release.  Be sure to catch all the other samples from the Design Team today  –  And make sure to check out all the new stamps on the All New page!!


 I LOVE the stamp tv kits- always such great kits!!
My first card uses the adorable penguin...I just adore this image!!  So cute!
And the sentiment was masked off each time to use vertically instead of horizontally.   I have a thing for vertical sentiments, and you don't see them very often...so there's my answer for that! ;)

This image may be tied with the penguin for favorite...Another iconic Christmas image!!  I used shimmery white cardstock, my nestabilities, some bling, and silver string for this one.  Simple but just enough!  Sorry about the shadow from the string-I procrastinated with my photos and it ended up being too dark!!  



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October 21, 2011

Gina K Designs inspirational hop day one



 Welcome!
It's been a LONG while since being able to participate in release!!
Today I have some cards to share from Gina K’s newest release.  Be sure to catch all the other samples from the Design Team today  –  And make sure to check out all the new stamps on the All New page!!



First up is a new set by Theresa called Strength and Hope-  I love the butterfly in this set with the ribbon in the middle- it's full of great sentiments as well.

 Another quick one using the same set, (and some super fun washi tape) I like having quick and easy note cards around to send out, especially with so many friends lending us helping hands right now!!

Last up is Melanie's Basket Additions.  This fall scene was calling to me, so I paired it up with some new basic grey.  I love fall colors!



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October 20, 2011

You're Invited- Gina K release party


We are very excited to extend an invitation to Gina K. Designs October Release Party. We have a fun evening planned for you - chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets reveal, design team shares, and most importantly, at the end of the party you will be able to go shopping!

If you came from Stamp TV, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.

Here's a photo of one of the cards I will be sharing at the party.


 I am LOVING all the new stamp sets out there creating awareness and for making great cards to send out to those battling it!  I am using Theresa's new set Strength and Hope, who is also donating all her proceeds for the first month of sales. 

Hope to see you at the party, here are all the details:
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October 14, 2011

more Ho Ho's and Holiday Blessings!

Back again with more AA goodness to share using the Ho Ho's and Holiday Blessings set!!

I love the  leaves in this months set, and how you can stamp the "veins" a separate color than the outside- I figured I would leave these clean and less embellished to allow for mailing.  School pictures or soccer pictures or something always seems to come out and need to be mailed off to each family member this time of year! 

And this set also has a coordinating digital cutting file to use it with-check it out here.

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October 9, 2011

swimming for Katie Renz








Welcome!!  I am going to try and keep the commentary to a minimum so you can get on to the next blog and then DONATE! :)
I can honestly say I have NO CLUE of what Katies dealing with and facing while still trying to be a mom to the three children and a wife.  I would shrivel into a ball and go into the fetal position in her shoes.  She is SO strong and handling the disease like nobody's business, even reaching out to me to offer her support and lend an ear.
 I live just a few short hours away from Katie, but it took a trip to Anaheim to run into her and meet her for the first time...
My heart aches for her family, I wish I could do MORE.


"From October 10-12 some of the best stampers are joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer.  If you're not familiar with her, Katie’s cancer story started just before Christmas last year.  This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of 3 with her infectious smile was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight.  A few tummy aches and then stage 4 gastric cancer.  Her first post about it is here.  The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post here.

This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a dig and SVG cut file.  100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family.  Her husband Kevin and her three young children need our help and support.  In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True =D Doodle Designs both also donated digis that are for sale.  Direct donations are also being accepted.  Information central is HERE.  This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full 3 day blog hop listing, as well as the donation button. 


on to my card....
I am keeping my card clean and simple, focusing on the fabulous image created by Becky.  Details below on how you can get this image and in which format-
I think how this amazing community is coming together to help is just SO inspirational and completely overwhelming.  I am certain Katie feels the arms of so many embracing her.




Keep Swimming Octopus
Peachy Clear stamp

$5.50 with free shipping

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp
$3.00 with instant download

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp with SVG cut file
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Mermaid DIGIstamp
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Ribbon Fish DIGIstamp and DIGIpapers
$5.00 with instant download
I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation.  The following is a list of everyone who has projects posted today.  I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate.  If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:
Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913



Here is a COMPLETE list of ALL the peeps joining in on today's fundraiser- make sure to check back both Tuesday and Wednesday as well for more participants!!


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October 3, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog hop WInner

#38
shoot me an email (off to your right) and we will get this issue right out to you!!!
Blogger Rachel W K said...
what a fantastically adorable santa suit! I wish that size would fit me! lol -rachel w k rwkrafts.blogspot.com
congrats to you Rachel!!!!



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September 30, 2011

two times in a row!!


Well, like we need any excuse to make cards....Happy World Card Making Day!! :)
I am actually not going to be able to craft any today, (soccer tourney- obviously they don't check the WCMD calendar first! ;) but did a few yesterday in preparation!


Still in that early Christmas mode- I love this Santa outfit from the new Ho Ho's and Holiday Blessings!! I know I used it yesterday as well...but it's just so fun!  I used the new E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop & the E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities on the bottom of the card and some S4-114 Standard Circles LG for the clothes. 



 And here's another one from a previous months set-(Just because it's WCMD, and I hadn't shared it yet! ;)  I believe this is the July set ZipNBy.  It also uses the S4-114 Standard Circles LG, and the S4-347 Labels Twenty Three.



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