29 February 2012

Paper Made Bakery Feb. Kit creations

Hello, friends:}
I've got a new way of sharing all my Paper Made Bakery creations--since we are sharing everything on the PMB blog and sneak peeks on our personal blogs, I thought I would create a post with all my creations that I made using the current month's kit supplies. 
The PMB February kit was filled with super cute papers from Lily Bee Designs. And the stamps--some of my fav from Avocado Arts! The embellishments were the cutest--esp. that pom pom ribbon! LOVE LOVE LOVE this kit! 

For my first creation, I shared this cheery and fun card. I shared this for our very first release hop! Read more about it HERE.
For my first PMB post, I made this simple card and shared a tutorial on how to color your white pearls. Click HERE to read more about this tutorial.
Then I cased myself! I've never done that before--and I LOVE the idea! I also love this card--that maroon/pink umbrella is TOOOO cute! Read more about this card HERE
I created another simple card for the Feb. 17th post. You can read more about this creation HERE.
And my last project was a bit more detailed. I LOVED making this card! All the layering of the papers and ribbons....and then stitching. OH! I had forgotten how much I LOVE my original style!!! Click HERE to read more about this card.
I even decorated the envelope! Inside and out! LOVE LOVE LOVE! 
That's it for me today! I'll be sharing more Paper Made Bakery goodness soon! We have a new kit coming for March! HOOOOORAY! Be sure to stop by the PMB blog and check us out on Facebook and Twitter

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

28 February 2012

RCC42-Anything Goes with Avocado Arts

Hello, friends:}

This week, the Ribbon Carousel Challenge has a SUPER fun challenge (one of our favorite) and it's including one of my favorite stamp companies, Avocado Arts!!!!!!!!!

Avocado Arts is a high-quality, clear photopolymer stamp company offering stamps and digital die cuts that are made in the USA. We are based out of Minnesota and launched in May, 2011. Our stamp line reflects a clean, graphic style with a touch of whimsy, style and flair. Each month, we release a 4 x 6, clear photopolymer set with images that are interchangeable, giving you ultimate versatility and endless possibilities with all your crafting projects. Our clear photopolymer set comes complete with coordinating images, sentiments, builder images and a background builder that are timeless. As an added benefit, the stamp sets are designed with elements from each set that coordinate with the next months set, and so on. We also offer digital die cut files that coordinate with our stamp images.
Customers can shop our website at www.avocadoarts.com to purchase current and past stamp sets as our sets never retire. We also offer a Stamp Club that allows you to save money on your purchases each month, at the price point that you choose. We have a very talented Design Team called the “Pit Crew” that shares projects throughout the month on our blog www.avocadoarts.blogspot.com giving you endless inspiration and ideas when creating.

This week, we will have TWO winners, each will receive this SUPER cute new March stamp set- Springtime Celebrations!!

For my creation this week, I used some of my favorite Avocado Arts stamps! I used the new AA February Wishes & Kind Thoughts and my June Sunshine & Smiles set. I used some old Echo Park papers and some of my NEW favorite vintage seam binding from The Ribbon Carousel shop. LOVE my vintage seam binding! I can't get enough of it! 
The RCC team would love for you to join in the fun this week! Here are the details:
  • Make your NEW creation following the ribbon carousel challenge (sketch, inspiration, style or color) image. Be sure to include some type of ribbon, twine, hemp, lace....basically, anything that comes on a spool.
  • Your creation can be ANYTHING from cards, quilts, sewn items, paper crafts, paintings! ***Be sure to have ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace, thread (basically anything that comes on a spool) on your creation! And be sure to follow the RCC challenge theme!
  • Load your creation up onto your blog or a public viewing forum like SplitcoastStampers, (use the keyword RCC42) with a direct link back to The RCC blog post. Including the challenge graphic isn't a requirement, but sure is appreciated! A participant of our very first challenge didn't link back or mention our challenge and couldn't be named Top Spool, so don't let that happen to you!
  • Come back to The RCC blog post and link in your creation using the Inlinkz button at the bottom of this post. Your image may take a little while to pop up but don't worry it will appear shortly.
  • Be sure to come back the Friday after the challenge ends to see if YOU are a Top Spool! :D
This challenge will end on MARCH 5TH at 11:59pm EST.

I really hope you will play along! Please stop by the RCC blog for more details, more projects from the RCC DT, and to link up your creation! 

Also, please head over to The Ribbon Carousel website and check out their products!!! If you haven't seen THIS post about the NEW ribbon carousels---you should head over there NOW!!! Can't wait to get one!! And the RCC posted NEW items  HERE! Check it out:)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

26 February 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps and Cupcake Inspirations

Hello, friends:}
I've got a special Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps card to share with you today! SCRS is the sponsor for this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge.

I was inspired by the strawberry pieces on the top of the cupcake, as well as the colors. It made me think of SUMMER! So I created this super cute card with a summer theme. I used some of my new My Mind's Eye papers and a bit of twine {both available at the RCC}. The image is my SCRS Swimming Lucy. SOOOOOO cute! Love her little cup--it could be strawberry Kool Aid! 

Close-up of paper piecing and cup (using glaze pen and glossy accents)
That's it for me today! Be sure to stop by the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps blog for more details--I hope you will play along! I just love these images!!! 

THANKS for stopping by! Be blessed:}

25 February 2012

Momenta cards x4!

Hello, friends:}

This past Wednesday I posted over on the Momenta blog--you can check out the original post HERE

This past weekend I was at a super fun crop--crafting all weekend! I was also with another Momenta DT member, Laurel Seabrook! It was so amazing crafting next to her all weekend:) 
For my first card, I decided to create a friendship card using some Momenta papers from the scrapbooking kit, Family Ties. These papers have GORGEOUS printed designs! I also added some Momenta pastel gems for extra embellishments.

 One of my favorite things to do is use scrap strips and layer them on the front of the card. And I just LOOOOOOVE these papers! 

Momenta Product
PK 2171 Families Ties scrapbooking kit

Other Product
Cardstock: PTI

I also created some mini cards with Laurel. I used some scrap papers from the same Momenta scrapbooking kit for the backgrounds of the die cut images. I added sentiments using my Momenta's black puffy alphabet letters. Easy! I just love these little cards!
Momenta Product
PK 2171 Families Ties scrapbooking kit

Other Product
Cardstock: PTI
Dies: PTI, MFT

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

ps...today is my Grandma's birthday! Happppppppy birthday, Grandma:) 

24 February 2012

Gnomes as Leprechauns

Hello, friends:}
I'm back with another Sweet Stamp Shop creation. It's my day over on the SSS blog--so be sure to stop by there and leave some love

Today I wanted to share a super idea using the SSS Gnomie stamp set. I don't know if you remember...but I used these gnomes for a Smurf card last year. These gnomes could be colored any color....even GREEN! Making them a leprechaun! LOVE!

I used some My Mind's Eye papers along with a sketch from Kim Kesti. I also stamped the part of the sentiment using the SSS Sweet Alpha Doodles stamp set. **I do wish that the leprechaun looked a bit more like a leprechaun...but is orange hair helps:) LOL! 
I actually started making this card when I was out in Seattle with my friends. Katie Skiff {pictured to the left} was out there, and she asked if she could stamp and color some of these gnomies! OF COURSE!!!! LOVE! You can check out the finished creation HERE. SOOOOOOOO beautiful! LOVE Katie's coloring! 

That's it for me today-- if you have some extra time, we would love for you to stop by our YouTube channel, our FB page, follow us on Twitter  and link up any creations you have made using SSS images on Flickr

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:)


PMB sneak peek

Hello, friends:}

It's my day to share a project over on the Paper Made Bakery blog!!! I hope you stop by the PMB today to see my project!

I used the Paper Made Bakery February kit for this card---and I just LOOOOOOOOOVE it! I've been doing a LOT of CAS cards lately, but this one was a bit more detailed! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Here's a sneak peek:)
Head over to the PMB blog and don't forget to leave some love

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

23 February 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge {2.23-3.7} post 2

Hello, friends:} 

**Please click HERE or scroll down for my Play Date Cafe challenge card and post! 

Today we start another photo inspired challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog. 
I love the aqua and teal blue colors in this photo! I was inspired by the ocean theme--so I went digging through my Paper Smooches images to find something to do with the sea, ocean, etc.... and I found a crab! Then I looked at the inspiration photo again and was inspired by the stripes...so I used my Echo Park Dots & Stripes papers (even though they are diagonal...I still thought it worked!). I made a simple (CAS) card...I used two Paper Smooches stamp sets: Party Posse and Chubby Chums. LOVE this card! I think it turned out perfectly! And it is perfect for me--since I am always LATE when sending birthday cards! LOL! 
That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs and leave them some love

And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details. This challenge ends March 7th. I cannot wait to see what you make--I just LOOOOOVE my Paper Smooches stamps!!!

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}