June 30, 2012

Happy Birthday

it's the 1st of July, that means Pit Crew time!
Another Quick fly by post-and another quick and cheery card.  I stamped the letters inside the banners, cut them out and popped them up on 3D Foam Squares.  The fabulous thing about clear stamps is their flexibility- that line bends just how you want it to!!

Make sure to check out the rest of the teams projects today, and the AA blog/FB page/website




        -The Pit Crew-
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June 29, 2012

Celebrate

Happy almost July- this month has just flown by!!!


Quick fly post today as I am on vacation!! :)  I used the new card creator sets from Spellbinders today for my card.  I paper pieced the balloons with the same My Minds Eye paper the polka dotted frame is from.




Make sure to check out the rest of the teams projects today, and the AA blog/FB page/website






        -The Pit Crew-
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June 27, 2012

Want2Scrap & Authentique Paper Inspiration Week!


Welcome to the Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap Inspiration Week!
 
 Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap products!


For my card today, I used Authentiques Carefee collection.  I stamped the butterflies onto the red side of the "Calm" piece of paper, and adhered it to my card.  The sentiment is from the same itty bitty stamp from Authentique, and it is stamped on to the taupe side of the "Content" paper.  I added a few Baby Bling pearls in white, and added a few pieces of the Beautiful Bling borders behind my rectangle panel as well as piece of the Swirls Finesse in Black to the upper left corner.


After you check out the projects Want2Scrap's designers have made, be sure to head on over to the Authentique Paper Blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today!

Make sure you visit:
Trudy Sjolander
AJ Otto <----- you are here.


Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have and Want2Scrap Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters! Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over Authentique Paper at each day this week, prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Authentique Paper Facebook Page this week and tell them Want2Scrap sent you!




Want2Scrap: Swirls Finesse in BlackBaby Bling Pearls in White, Beautiful Bling Borders-Fancy That!
Stamps- Direction of Happy, Authentique & Unity Stamp Co
Patterned Paper:  Carefree; Calm, Content.


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June 24, 2012

New stuff...

I'm up over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today-

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June 14, 2012

Happy Fathers Day times two...

Today is the group post day for Avocado Arts, we are all sharing projects using the June set, and I have a sneak of the July set.

It's *right* around the corner! Are your ready?  Today I am sharing two cards, because really, you always have a father in law, or a brother, or grandfather, and one isn't enough.

 So, while making one, I figured, why not just make two with the same supplies, it's not like the men in our lives go around comparing cards, right?  I stayed with masculine colors and embellishments, and had to fight the urge to pop some bling on it! :)  The lines are from the July set, and not what they were intended for, but I like them as a background/border image!

I thought I would try using the same colors and stamps for this one, but wanted to add a pop of color that much patterned paper need to be lightened up a bit.  I stamped the line image from July's set on the wood paper from Creative Imaginations (LOVE that stuff!) and added the button and flags, still no bling! ;)


And today marks Sav's last post with us, and while we will miss her dearly, she will definitely still be very close and creating just as much!


Make sure to check out the rest of the teams projects today, and the AA blog/FB page/website



        -The Pit Crew-
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June 12, 2012

Samantha Walker Creative team hop!

Welcome to our Samantha Walker Creative Team Monthly Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Cristal's blog, if not, head you can start at Samantha's blog!



For my first card, I used some of Samantha's newest Nautical line from Creative Imaginations and some Spellbinders dies.  The sentiment is from one of the card stock sticker sheets.  I love how retro the colors and design are in this line!

Next up, I used the new Tea Party line, paired up with a Spellbinders die, and a sentiment from Samantha's Silhouette store.  I am slowly getting acclimated to my machine and learning it.  ;) To see her full collection over at Silhouette, click here.


My last project is a little gift box, a scalloped purse container, also from the Silhouette store.  I use the Tea Party paper to create the box, and used a Spellbinders die to create the tag shape.  The stamp, is from the Life is Beautiful kit from Unity Stamp Company.

Here's a side view.  I wrapped the purple strip around the keep it closed, and added the tag on with some twine and a button.  Ready to deliver! :)


Onto the prize... Spellbinders is the sponsor for this month's give away, where there will be a winner for both sets! Read on to see how to win.

To enter to win this Spellbinders Antique Frame or Accents and Nautical Frame and Accents, just leave a comment on my blog between 12:00am June 13th and 11:59 pm June 17th, 2012. Winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday June 18th.










For additional entries to win:

1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop.

2. Go here and follow Samantha Walker's blog.

3. Follow her on Facebook.

4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link the free SVG cutting file below that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. Link will be e-mailed early next week.






To receive the additional entries, and get the link to the free SVG file, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so! (If you are already signed up, you need to give us the first part of your e-mail address that is on the subscribe list…so that we can find it and send you the SVG.)

WOW, that is 13 chances to win!

Make sure you head on over to Eva's blog next!!


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June 11, 2012

retro sketch challenge card-love you


 Playing along with another retro sketch challenge today
I loved this sketch-




I followed this sketch pretty close this time, but I left the 3 circle embellishments off the top left and added them to my focal image instead.  The stamps are from Technique Tuesday, and the words are some of my fave from them!  The paper is Echo Park's Style Essentials, and the dies from Spellbinders.

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June 7, 2012

Carta Bella meets Gina K

I just got some of this fabulous paper and wanted to play with it, so I whipped up a quick card-

And now that it's complete, I am looking at it and thinking I don't like that ribbon on there...Ever make a card and decide you dislike something about it?
Any how, I love how thick and textured this paper is, it's so awesome.  I think I'll need to play around some more with it some more and try a card with out this ribbon!!

The paper is the Beautiful Moments collection, The die is from Spellbinders, Labels Twenty-Five, the ink is Cookie Dough from ColorBox, (anyone else LO V E their die inks?!) and it's all held together with some E-Z Runner from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. And the stamps are of course Gina's newest Stamp TV kit, Hello Sunshine.

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June 5, 2012

Gina K Designs inspirational hop day three

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 Today I am sharing a few cards 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!!



The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!



 First up for today is a card using the new Birthday Greetings set.  You can pair up sentiments for the inside and outside of the card.


 And the Hello Sunshine stamp TV kit is full of awesome flowers!  I love these-  I wanted a piece of patterned paper for the left side of my card, but couldn't find one that matched my color scheme, so I made my own with the polka dot image from the kit. 

 Another Hello Sunshine card- those fun star burst like flowers are awesome! I see lots of backgrounds being made with them!  I stamped off the flower first so it wouldn't overwhelm the sentiment.

 And last up for today, is this months One free with 3- Life's a beach.   I tore kraft layers to create my sandy beach, and stamped the star fish, sand dollars, and shells using the same ink as the paper. 


Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:


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June 4, 2012

Gina K Designs inspirational hop day two

Happy Monday, welcome to day two of the Gina K Designs Inspirational Hop. 

 Today I am sharing a few cards 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!!



The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!



 First up I am sharing a card using Theresa's new set, Under the Sea.  I stamped the background with both the solid, and the outline leafy images with the top boss watermark pad.  I love that she added solid images in as well since I still haven't mastered kindergarten-coloring.  ;)


And my second card uses Rupa's new set, Enjoy the Journey.  So many vacation cards lately- Great time of year to have them on hand, lots of friends and families heading out on vacation soon.  I decided on leaving most of the image uncolored to brighten up the card. 

make sure to check out the rest of the samples today- enjoy!
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June 1, 2012

Gina K Designs Inspirational Blog Hop day one

 Today I am sharing a few cards 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!!




The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!



 I am pretty excited about this card- mostly because I plan on actually sending it from Hawaii! ;)  Perfect timing that Melanie shared the Hawaiian flower- we have a secret family vacation planned there very soon!  (kids don't know yet!) This set is the new Stately Flowers 4 from Melanie- I used the LF-001 Spellbinders Creative Book pages for my card base, and embossed the front with the EL-004 Imperial M-Bossabilites.
I stamped the both sizes of the flower onto the white layer, and then stamped the sentiment.  
aloha!

 The next one is one of my new fave sets, Ticket Trio from Tami.  I just love that little cupcake image!  This set has so many great little image and sayings, I had a hard time putting it down! 




and the best part- you can now choose between Gina's awesome red rubber, or HI QUALITY Photopolymer clear stamps!


Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:


  thanks for stopping by- Make sure to check out the rest of the team today as well!
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