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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