October 31, 2012

Gina K Designs Inspirational hop day 3


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 Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!
Make sure to head on over to the what's new section to see all the new sets and paper!

 My first card uses the brand spankin' new Stamp TV kit, Merry Little Christmas.  (It actually has two smaller sets in it!)  I couldn't decide which image to use first, so I cut out a bunch of them with my cameo, and started stamping away.  I have PLENTY of new card starts now!  My final card uses the adorable hanging pine cone image.  I love how the word Noel is incorporated into the design.

 This cards uses the second of the two sets- again, with the coordinating Cameo files to cut them all out with.  ;)  I love this wise men image, I wanted to keep the design fun, so I added the lighter blue strip to lighten it up a bit.

And lastly, the free with three set, Holiday Tags.  Yes, these are about the cutest little images EVER.
And slightly painful to color in since they are so small! ;)  Again, they are cut with the cutting files, and then stamped.  I covered Santa's beard with stickles so he is a bit sparkly.  The coordinating tags are so awesome, I am going to cut out a page at a time, and let my daughter create some holiday tags for the holiday by stamping and coloring them all in.  Maybe even wrap them in a tin for a gift...

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October 30, 2012

Gina K Designs Inspiration hop day 2


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 Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!




 My first card uses Tami's new set  Simple Snowflakes.  I like the snowflakes. Like, a LOT!  That one, right above the T in thoughts, has to be the most perfect little snowflake ever!!  I will be using this set ALL winter!. 

 My second card uses Beth's new Deck the Halls and the coordinating cut files.  Makes creating fun little scenes such a breeze!  I chose to use the line with the loop up on top to mix it up.  I was in new to me home goods type of store, and these colors were everywhere for Christmas.  After stamping the light bulbs, I then liberally covered them with stickles. And that font!  another fab set.  ;)

And last but certainly not least, uses Becky's new set, Mistletoe Memories.  I also love the font on the sentiments in this one, and the text background is another new go to!  I can see this also being used quite a bit this holiday season!


Make sure to check out the rest of the teams samples today!

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Warm & Cozy

Today the pit crew is sharing cards using the November set Very Merry Season.



I don't know about you, but I am a little excited about the holidays this year.  Last year I was going through chemo, and we didn't get to do a lot of our normal stuff, decorations were minimal, shopping, wrapping, baking, etc. were all left to my husband, and when I could help, I did. I feel like I need to make up for lost time now!!
I think these stockings are just adorable, plus, they are perfect for paper piecing!  (I'm trying to use up all those dots and stripes pads before more come out!)  They would also be cute on fun little gift tags for all your presents under the tree!


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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October 29, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day one



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 Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!




 My first card today uses Stately Flowers 5 from Melanie.  I happen to love her Mistletoe image in this set- and love it stamped in green. 

My next card uses Theresa's new set Vogue Vases 2.  So many possibilities with this set, I can see paper piecing the vases, and popping them up.  But you can also just use the great floral images with sentiments as well. 


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October 28, 2012

It's a wrap!

Sharing a few Halloween cards using the same pumpkin from the Avocado Arts set today-

 Want2Scrap gems, Echo Park patterned paper, Spellbinders dies

 Note book shaped card using Spellbinders dies, Want2Scrap gems, Echo Park paper

 Spellbinders Edgeabilities, Echo Park paper, Want2Scrap gems. (This card can be found in the current issues of Paper Creations)

And lastly, Spellbindes dies, Want2Scrap gems, the pumpkin is pierced with Echo Park patterned paper.

I'm not sure I am ready to move on to Christmas cards yet...  ;)

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Happy almost Halloween

Sharing another halloween card from over on the Want2Scrap blog-

Round cards are one of my favorites to make, haven't made one in a while!  I am officially done making Halloween cards- but do have a few more share to!
 ;)


Want2Scrap Products used:
Orange 72 count pack
Lavender 72 count pack

&
Spellbinders dies
Avocado Arts Stamps
ClearSnap Ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

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Paper Pieced Halloween Ghost

I know, shocking- another Halloween card!  I may have actually made more Halloween cards this year than I have time to share!

quick fly by post, this one uses a Unity Stamp Company set, Spellbinders Nested tombstones, Want2Scrap gems, and Echo Park paper-


We are off to the second FULL day of soccer for the weekend- hopefully the rain lets up a bit for us today!

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October 23, 2012

boo to you

yep. still have Halloween cards to share!

This one can be found in the current issue of Paper Creations, along with another and a banner.  It uses Spellbinders dies, Avocado Arts stamps, Want2Scrap rhinestones, and Echo Park paper. 

back with another tomorrow-


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October 22, 2012

and another...

More Halloween pumpkin cards- I didn't realize just how quick it was coming and I hadn't shared any of these-

A while back I made a batch of quicker Halloween cards to have on hand.  This one uses Avocado Arts, Spellbinders dies, and Want2Scrap Rhinestones.  I love-ity love love that back ground stamp, I couldn't stop using it when I first got it- time to pull it out again.

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October 21, 2012

Halloween cards galore-

Since this is one of my favorite card making occasions, I happen to have quite a few to share before next week...

 This card uses one of Spellbinders new summer CHA releases, the Nested Tombstone and Spider Web.  The paper is Echo Park, sentiment is from Avocado Arts, and the gems are from Want2Scrap.

Pretty simple little shaped card, but I like it!

have a great week- enjoy!

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October 19, 2012

thanks for you support- pink ribbon style

I couldn't let October pass with out posting one Pink Ribbon card...just a quick little 4 x 4 card to share in between my Halloween madness to come! :)



Funny thing- I used to hate pink.  Then I had my daughter and I started to like it.  Now I am indifferent to it, but, it does have it's place this month. 

This set is from Paper Smooches, and it was of the first to have the "fight like a girl" sentiment I so love.  I had a few cards sent to me using this set with that same statement, they're still up on my bulletin board.  ;)

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October 17, 2012

Spooky


I'm shared this card over on the Want2Scrap blog a bit ago- 



It's a reject- I submitted it somewhere ages ago.  I loved the idea of using Nina's Home Sweet Home as a haunted house, wasn't spooky enough though!! ;) I have a few more previously made Halloween cards to share- and soon, some new stuff- I spent a few hours this week playing around.  I'm about 1 month post op from my last surgery, and am leaning towards the feeling better side finally.  I didn't lose as much mobility as I did with my first several surgeries, so, crafting will be happening soon! :)

As frustrating as this whole long process is, I am pretty thankful we caught my cancer in it's earlier stages.  So, yes, you have heard it all month long EVERYWHERE you look being that's it's October, but stay vigilant and get checked!  and self examinations also.  My little psa for the month.  Because breast cancer sot of sucks. big time.  :)





~enjoy


72 Count Bling in Lavender; & Orange
Spellbinders S5-089 Home Sweet Home; & ES-006 So Trendy M-Bossabilities.
Echo Park patterned paper
ClearSnap Ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
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October 15, 2012

Very Merry

It's the 15th, so the whole group is posting today! 






We are sharing sneak peaks of Novembers set today- I happen to just adore the font in the 'Christmas' image.  I will be using it over and over! I stamped the red border from the Borders & Sentiments set, and then adhered some non Christmas patterned paper.  A very mod Christmas it turned out to be!



How about a giveaway??


  Avocado Arts is giving away THREE of our stamp set minis, leave a comment here and on the ladies BLOGS for a chance to win one of these:





 We'll select a winner on the 17th and post it to the AA blog and Facebook page.

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




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Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, & Authentique

I'm up over at the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog today-
We are sharing projects using Authentiques new Peaceful line.


Head on over to see how I made this, and make sure to check out their pink product line for Octobers Breast Cancer Awareness month- they are donating 5% with each sale!  This is obviously something near and dear to me-  ;)

and- Don't forget to visit Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Authentique to enter to win prizes!

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October 11, 2012

Gearing up for Christmas already!

TGIF!
Sharing a card from the W2S blog today-





I still haven't been crafting too much, but am starting to move my arm better- soon I will be back at it!
I shared this card over on the W2S blog a bit ago, but haven't shared yet here.  A few of my fave products~

Want2Scrap products used:
Labels Twenty-Five Nestabling in Silver
Nestaboard Labels Twenty-Five
Baby Bling in Turquoise
Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five die templates
Spellbinders Holiday Magic M-Bossabilities
Stamps- Gina K Designs
May Arts Ribbon
3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Copic Markers

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October 5, 2012

Celebrate WCMD! #Worldcardmakingday


Happy Saturday! As much as I would LOVE to be home crafting the day away, that's not happening here!  We are off to two soccer games, (one of which is about 1 1/2 hours away) and a birthday party after them both.  I am thinking a run through the Starbucks drive through and I will be set! :)



I made this card a while ago, and haven't yet had a chance to show it.  I am still struggling to get crafty with my most recent surgery a few weeks back, so I am taking things slow around here and won't be sharing a whole lot of new for a while until I can get back into the swing of things!! 

For the confetti, I die cut several different sheets of patterned paper with my Basic Lattice expandable patterns die from Spellbinders, and use scooped up all the negatives.  I filled some loosely in the envelope, and adhered the rest individually.  The sentiment is from Avocado Arts, and the bling from Want2Scrap.

My WCMD festivities will just have to be held tomorrow.  Or maybe even in November if I can't get my arm to cooperate soon.   ;)

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October 2, 2012

Gina K Designs Inspirational Hop day two


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 Gina K. Designs Grab Bag that could have anything from stamps to paper to embellishments! To see the list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!


 My first card uses Beth's new fabulous Halloween set, Wicked.  I can see so many fun tags and cards with this set- full of great iconic Halloween images.  A new Halloween fave! ;)


 My second card uses Becky's super adorable You Say 'Ello set.  So many fun and adorable images- I just LOVE this happy little coffee cup!  And of course the chevrons- AWESOME background image!

 Last up today is a card using Tami's fun new set Take Note- This set takes me back to school days with the ledger paper image and various sentiments.  It's going to be a fab set to use with your Project Life style scrapbooking also!!


 Check out the rest of the designers today-

Gina K
Beth Silaika – Illustrator Wicked
Becky Oehlers – Illustrator You Say 'Ello
Tami Mayberry – Illustrator Take Note
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October 1, 2012

Thankful for you


 Happy Monday- Pit Crew share time with the October set, Gobble Til You Wobble.

 I am trying to get back into the swing of things around here, but it's just too hard still.  I am keeping it simple for now.  I was told this last surgery would take me quite a while to get back in the swing of things, and they were right!  I am amazed at how uncomfortable everything can be.  (I'm not very patient! ;)  

I went with a 4X4 sized card, some Lily Bee Harvest Market papers, Spellbinders, and of course my AA Stamps.
 

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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