29 May 2010

Hope Stamps Eternal card....and a new friend

Hello, friends:}

I have a quick card to share with you today. I saw these cupcakes over on Hope Stamps Eternal [which I've missed participating in--time gets away from me!]. And I thought those colors would look really pretty as a father's day card. I created this using my woodgrain stamp and distress inks. I cut the tag and distressed it with ink and the distressing tool. The only other stamp I used was Ippity's Love in Return. I also used some burlap string that I had sitting around....Simple:)

And now for my new friend! Marian contacted me about buying one of my flower frogs. I love these frogs--they hold my cards, in case you didn't know. I sent her one, and her is her first card on the frog! LOVE it! And look at that beautiful card! Super crafty:} And....I love Marian because she told me about SCAL! If any of you have SCAL--give me more info! I am reading about it and researching it--I guess it goes with your Cricut....and you can cut any font you have on your computer! This excites me!! ThanksMarian:}

That's it for me today--quick and simple. I have five orders to get out--so I will be in the studio all day! Hope I get everything done because I can't wait to sew some more!! 

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:}

ps...just because...if you want extra chances to win the Ippity Books A Flutter....you can leave three seperate comments::

1. Leave a comment about my card
2. Go visit Marian and leave some love HERE--and COME BACK and tell me you did so!
3. Tell me about the SCAL--or give me a pro/con...tell me if you would like to try it...tell me anything!

28 May 2010

FWF 5.28

Hello, friends....and friends with FLAIR!

I love all the cards that I have to share with you today--they are some of my FAV!!! 

My first card was created for the Wee Memories challenge. We were to make something "up in the sky". Well....I had to use this inspiration pic with the rainbow! I have made a rainbow card with stitching...brads/stars....and I had to make this one with ribbon. I love love love it! I think it is super cute! And look at those clouds--I used crumpled up tissues for them. I love it! I used Unity's Super Sweet stamp set for the clouds and the sentiment came from the Feb. KOTM. I also used the grid stamp from the Moments in Bloom stamp set. LOVE it:}

This next card is one of my FAV FAV FAVS! I love how sweet it is! I used Unity's new Cosmo Cricket stamp set- Garden Variety. I also used my new October Afternoon paper. This card was created for the Mojo Monday challenge. If you look closely I masked the sentiment stamp so it says, "The cow goes Moo Moo!". Love it! I can't wait to give this to my nephew! How precious:}

This next card was also created using Unity's Garden Variety stamps. I made this card for the CPS Card Sketches challenge. I have never played with CPS...but I just had to try with these papers and stamps! I also distressed the sides--ack! I love it! I just got my blending tool the other day and I've used it on two cards already! [I forgot to say that for the "C is for Cow" card!!! I distressed those edges too!]. 
This has got to be one of my fav cards too! I love the stitching! I used three different stitches for a variety look. Again with October Afternoon papers....this was also made using the cow from Unity's Garden Variety. Love it:} Paige from the Cards blog asked for "pun" cards. So I created this card. Super fun!
On this card, I used Tattered Angel spray mist (not even sure that is what it is called--I'm so super new to it!!). This is my first time using the spray! I love it! I actually had to make it twice because the spray wasn't the color I wanted--I didn't know you had to get closer for a deeper color/etc. I made this card for the CAS-tastic and FWF26 challenge. It was supposed to be a simple and one layer card. I used Unity's stamp (wayward blooms) by Donna Downey! I just got this stamp as a random winning! HOOORAY! I also used my Ippity sentiment stamp from The Simple Things set. I added glitter at the top of the flowers for extra umph! 
**NOTE:: the corner was rolled up when I was spraying the mist...I did green and purple..the corner got most of the green...eh. 1st time...not bad!

And you won't believe this...but this card was sent to me from England! My friend, Ruby, sent it to me!! HOW FUN! I love this card--she featured it on her blog a month back. She used her Unity stamps that I sent her. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It looks so pretty in person! I wish you could see the metallic ink and the flowers...mmmm! LOVE it! ThanksRuby:}

That's it for me today....be sure to stop by Unity's blog for a complete list of friends with flair! And don't forget to leave some love--you could win some Unity stamps! And my May giveaway is ending soon! So be sure to go back through all my posts...and leave some love!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Love when I get to share my fav cards with you--and I love love love using Unity stamps! Unity ROCKS:} Be blessed! 

ps....here is the link to Laura's book! She has until Monday to get as many views as possible! Please stop by and watch this 61 second video:) Thanks

27 May 2010

EIC challenge and fun prayer book

Hello, friends:}

I just love love love the EtsyInspired challenges! This week we were to visit Made by Michelle Brusegaard's Etsy store. Super fun stuff! Lots of inspiration there! I picked this peacock scarf. I made this card for a friend. I love this peacock stamp! All the stamps are from Fiskars. LOVE it! And those feathers...mmmm! And the gems.....double mmmmm! Super cute:}
I also made this prayer journal for my friend. She has a sweet little girl. And when I saw these elephant stamps from Lizzie Anne Designs, I knew I had to use them on this book! LOVE that bow at the top of the sentiment. Too cute!!
Well, that is all for me today. Be sure to scroll down for the Play Date Cafe challenge colors--beautiful! And be sure to stop by tomorrow for my FWF post! I have 5 cards to share with you!! LOVE it:}

Thanks so much for stopping by! Love when we visit! Be blessed;}


Hello, friends:}

Today another color story challenge is ready at the Play Date Cafe! I have got to say that these color challenges are so pretty! Last week with pale yellow/pink/green....this week with lavender/green/brown! LOVE it! 

My card has been a sketch that I've had for awhile....just not sure when I wanted to use it. I really like it. I used Unity's March store kit- Super Sweet and Stuck on You. The paper was bought at Big Lots--so fun! As soon as I saw it, I knew it would match:) I really love that thread coming off the spool around the word "you". Love that little needle on the side too! 
This week is especially fun because I am the Challenge Host:} This week's question was about my studio. I love my studio! I have included a YouTube video of my studio (before I added my new sewing machines and a couple of other things--I'll make another video soon [just need to remember how!]). I just love the fabric on the walls....and my two desks....LOVE spending time in there! And if you want to see pics of my studio BEFORE (which was not pretty) and AFTER....you can click HERE

Be sure to stop by the other super creative PDCC DT members' blogs--lots and lots of beautiful cards to look at!

Lisa Somerville
Savannah O'Gwynn [Challenge Host this week] {that's me!}

Thanks so much for stopping by! Love when we visit--and I can't wait to see what you make for this challenge:} Be blessed! 

26 May 2010

Nina Brackett's image for five challenges:)

Hello friends:}

I have one card for FIVE challenges! Can you believe it??? And I used Nina Brackett's new Squigglefly images! LOOOOVE them! I just love everything Nina does--she is super creative!

This card was created for Squigglefly [Get Well], Card Patterns [sketch], Stampin' Sisters in Christ [distressing], Lucy's Cards [digital], and Tim Holtz [How do you distress?] challenges. I love this card--I used Nina's new Squigglefly images-Stitched with Love. I just printed off the sentiment. I used Cosmo Cricket papers and a digital paper by Mel Stampz. I distressed all the edges and the digital paper (to make it look worn). I really like how this turned out. The pins in the corners were too long...so I used pliers to cut them, and I really like that because now they are not sharp! 
**NOTE:: I know--the sentiment and sewing machine are off center....well, I was going to tie a bow on the side...but it was too big-so I didn't know what to do....I still love this card:}

Thanks so much for stopping by! Love when I get to share some Nina goodness with you:} Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another BEAUTIFUL Play Date Cafe challenge! The colors are goregous--and I am the Challenge Host, so I will be sharing with you a video and pics:}

Thanks again for stopping by! Be blessed:}

25 May 2010

An award....and my sewing machine

Hello, friends:}

I am super excited to share with you that I received another award. This one is from my friend, Janet. She is FABULOUS!! Please stop by her blog and leave her some love!!
love getting these awards...they come just at the right time. I have been feeling like time has restricted my creativity. But then I saw this award, and now I'm back to thinking "positive". I'm so thankful for my friends! They always lift me up:) THANKSJanet!!!

And now I need to pass this award on to some of my friends....here they are in no particular order:::

1. Char Austin
2. Julie Ranea
3. Ruby 2 Shoes
4. Sarah Anderson
5. Nina Brackett

These ladies are super creative--and they are great friends! Congrats ladies:}

As for today...I just spent four hours on my "new" sewing machine. I say "new" because I got it in October last year, and I have been extremely scared to use it. I just made another baby sling and some other baby gifts for a friend. I do love this machine. It is like SUPER....man or woman?! **NOTE:: I need help naming my machine....if you can think of a name for the sewing machine, leave an extra comment. I would love to name him/her. 
Well....back to crafting before I go tutor! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to stop by Janet's blog and all the other winners' blogs!! I'll tell you what-- here are three ways you can enter the giveaway today::

1. Leave a comment on my blog about anything:)
2. Leave a separate comment with a name for my sewing machine.
3. Go visit JanetCharJulieRubySarah, and Nina's blogs.....come back here and leave another separate comment about what you liked or what inspired you!

Thanks again for everything:) Love when we visit and when I can share an award with my friends! Be blessed;}


24 May 2010

H{ippity} Hop

Hello, friends;}

Happy H{ippity} Hop day! Gotta love my Ippity stamps! And yesterday my rainbow card was featured on their blog! HOOOORAY!!!

Today, I only have one card to share. I had a very busy weekend of relaxing:} I really can't wait to get back into the studio and ink up my new Ippity stamps!!
My card today was created using Ippity's What Matter's Most set, as well as my new Snippity of Ippity set. I used a random paper from the telephone book for Jessica Witty's challenge. I love the DP--just some DCWV paper I got the other day on clearance. The butterfly is from Unity's April KOTM. I made this card for a very special somebody....but I can't tell you who!! This is a secret I've got to keep:}

Be sure to stop by the Ippity blog for a complete list of blogs to hop to--there are some amazing creations posted today! OHHH--I just love Ippity!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Love visiting with you! I am hoping to do some sewing today and more creating...so be sure to come back for more crafty goodness tomorrow!! 

ps... Just wanted to remind you of my May giveaway--any comments left on my posts during the month of May will be entered in a drawing to win the new Ippity Books A Flutter stamp set!! So go ahead and scroll down and leave some love! **NOTE:: There are about four posts with double or triple your chances to win!!! 

22 May 2010


Hello, friends:} 

Thanks so much for all your support and love! I wanted to share with you the winner of 5 random Unity stamps....just for being a follower:} There are 117 of you--so we are getting even closer to the next giveaway! Here is our winner...

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This is....QQ4Kv3UKl4QtAc7L5qzaySl4fTI_uBLQmSlhbO6boBdd_FH9ZP5SJG4002sdNKle2kwbbU7Oo4q48C9EjhKwoxrnKIQ0UCt_.jpg tjajmoore!! 

Congrats, tjajmoore!! Please email me with your address to claim your prize. [sbmmhoover {at} yahoo {dot} com]. **NOTE:: the winner will have 48 hours to claim prize...otherwise, I will have to pick someone else! Guess that will show if they really follow--just kidding. 

And because my last two winners didn't claim their prizes...here is the NEW winner of the birthday pack (flowers, ribbon stamps, some embellies)...

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Wow! These are all fabulous, Sav! Esp love the hummer! Thanks for passing on the storage tip.. I will be looking for these (I'm embarassed to say that some of my kits are still in the brown bag..).. hugs to you and HB Carrel!!
And the NEW winner of a couple of random Unity stamps is...

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she said...


Congrats, Jessica!  Tjajmoore, Jessica,and Stephanie need to send me your name/address within 48 hours! 

Today I have known Travis for 5 years! WOW--time flies! We spent the day together and then went to the beach...so I don't have any cards to share with you (but maybe tomorrow!!). I am super blessed and thankful for our paths crossing! Happy 5 years, TRO'G!!! Hope all of you had a great day! Be blessed;}