31 July 2010

EIC #99 {Becky Kazana}

Hello, friends:}

I'm so excited!! The EtsyInspired challenge is one week away from our 100th challenge! You should mark your calendar for August 7th!! You won't want to miss out!!

You also don't want to miss out on this week's challenge!! Our featured Etsy store is Becky Kazana. WOW--she has so many fun items in her store. And she makes it in Hawaii!! I want to go there:} I found so many items that I loved--lots of goodies to inspire you! And this week's EIC sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps! I had some major fun looking through all the digital stamps on their site! One winner this week will win three free cards from Becky Kazana and another winner will get seven free digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps! SOOO lucky!!!
This week, I was inspired by this cake topper. When I was looking at all the Bugaboo Stamps, I feel in love with this old couple:} I just knew it would work for this week's challenge!! Plus, our friend's son just got married...so this is their wedding card! HA! Love it! I paper pieced the couple and even used glossy accents on their glasses and the polka dots! SOOOOOO cute! I just love this card! I also colored his hair with a silver pen--just dabbing it on my finger and rubbing. The lady's hair is actually "weathered wood" patterned paper. SO FUN! I love that the man's shirt is "dirty" but his socks are clean! ACK! LOVE IT! The sentiment is::: marriage...It's great to find that one special person you can annoy for the rest of your life! How funny is that? And now that I think about it--this card is perfect for the ABC Design Blog challenge {paper pieced}. I also think this is a FUN card for Moxie Fab's Let's Do Fun & Cute challenge--ACK!! LOOOOOOOOOOVE this card! 

This next card was inspired by this bingo hat! How fun!! I wanted to make mine look vintage like the hat...but I think I distressed with too much red ink. Eh. I used my Unity bingo stamp with my Lizzie Anne Design {March KOTM} owl. I paper pieced the owl and made him 3D. I also used my distressed stickles on his stomach! SO fun!! Actually, the owls wings are stamped with Unity's music background stamp! LOVE it:} The ribbon at the bottom is velvety! Super awesome!! This card is also perfect for the ABC Design Blog...and I think that this is also a fun and cute card--I'm entering this one as well into Moxie Fab's Let's Do Fun & Cute challenge.
That's it for me today...but you need to head on over to all the other EtsyInspired DT members' blogs!! They are sharing some amazing projects with you today!! MUST SEE!!

Don't forget::: This challenge will end on Friday, August 6 at noon Pacific Time! I cannot wait to see what you were inspired by or what you create:}

Thanks so much for stopping by! Love when we get to visit and when I can share some fun creations and challenges with you!! Be blessed:}

30 July 2010

FWF {july 30} LOTS to share...giveaway!

Hello, friends and friends with FLAIR!!

**NOTE:: Be sure to read all of this post--lots to share...but I've got a giveaway going on!! Can't miss out on that!

So fun to share with you my creations using my FAV stamps!! I just love Fridays--UNITY!! My first card was created for the FWF 35 challenge. The pic to the left is our inspiration--I was inspired by the teal, read, and music notes. I used my Unity music background stamp with Fired Brick distress ink. I just love that look! Then I stamped my owl and branch {Unity's What a Hoot! stamp set} on several papers to paper piece it [which makes this card an entry for both Wee Memories (stamping) and ABC Design Blog (paper piecing) challenges]. I used my new Thicker letters....LOOOOOOOVE it! I really do:} I even used glossy accents around the eyes and on the leaves for extra dimension!! LOVE it again! I think this will fit well in Moxie Fab's Let's Do Fun & Cute challenge. 

My next card was created like a month ago! I can never EVER hold a card that long! But I had to this time! This card was created for the Card Positioning Systems sketch. I was asked if I wanted to be a part of their Facebook Friday!! So I'm featured over there today:) HOOOOOORAY! I used my new paper kit from Lucky Girl Crafts and my Ippity Book A Flutter butterfly and A Moment In Time {tag} stamps. I just love the way this card turned out! Super cute! LOVE IT! I'm entering this into Moxie Fab's Let's Do Fun & Cute challenge. 
This next card was created for the Wee Memories (stamping) and Unity Addicts (no patterned paper) challenge. I just love this new store kit by Unity {Key To Joy} ! I used two inks for the sentiment--so simple! LOVE IT!
This next card was created Moxie Fab's Let's Do Clean & Graphic challenge, but also for my brother and his wife::: LEANDER & JAMIE! It's their anniversary today!!! I used the same sentiment as my last card {Unity's Key To Joy}. I also used my Bella Blvd. papers. So simple and fun! Leo/Jamie's wedding colors were pink and orange--so I wanted to pull that out for their anniversary card! 
Be sure to stop by the Unity blog for a complete list of Friends with FLAIR!!

That's it for me today--all except....I'm giving away a FREE Ippity Books A Flutter stamp set today!! In honor of Leander and Jamie's anniversary!! I'm giving away this set because Jamie is a teacher! So this is perfect:} Here is what you need to do to be entered in this giveaway:::

1. Leave a comment below {this post only} about my cards.
2. Leave a separate comment below {this post only} for Leander and Jamie.
3. Go to THIS post and a leave a comment there after visiting He IS Able!! 

Lots of ways to win!! I will be back tomorrow with another EtsyInspired challenge! And there is another PDCC challenge going on right now--black, white, and a splash of green! I LOVE green!! And don't forget---Unity PEEPS::: All Things Unity is having a sketch (to the right) challenge going on right now!! You have until August 7th to enter! If you own Unity or Ippity stamps--you are good to go:}

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Love when we get to visit--and I love sharing with you my Unity creations! I LOOOOOOOVE Unity!! Be blessed:}
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ps...just a note....next week is a special week...I'm having a big Unity giveaway!! Be sure to stop back by!!

29 July 2010


Hello, friends:}

What a great day! The Play Date Cafe is on their 40th challenge! HOOOOOOOOORAY! And thanks to all who participated in last week's challenge--116 playeres!! The lucky winner [announced on the blog today] gets $75 worth of Unity stamps!! 

This week...we have another AWESOME sponsor:: MEMORY BOX! WOWZA! What great stamps! The PDCC was lucky enough to get some of these stamps ahead of time to play with--these are beautiful! And they sent me butterfly stamps--how did they know I am in LOVE with butterflies???!! LOVE it! The winner this week will get these two butterfly stamps from MEMORY BOX. LUCKY!!!
Our color story this week is a "SPLASH" of green! So we ask that you use white, black, and a splash of green. What is a "SPLASH"?? Well--like 10% of your card is that color. That is what I tried to do this time! I really really LOVE these cards....but unfortunately they were made with a heavy heart. I made them for friend. She just lost her Father-in-Law. I do not like making sympathy cards...but I do have to say that these cards are AMAZING-simple and with lots of prayer/love. I just love those butterflies on transparencies! For this card, I used my MEMORY BOX butterfly stamp along with a sentiment from Unity {Encompassed Grace}. The paper is actually Basic Grey. LOVE it!
This is also a fav of mine!! It was made with regular white paper...same sentiment from Unity....the background text is from my Gina K. Designs (Vintage Backgrounds by Nina Brackett)....and the beautiful butterfly on transparency is from MEMORY BOX . Just love this card! **NOTE:: You should probably know that I tried to CASE a card by my amazing friend, Char Austin! Her card and sketch inspired this card! LOVE IT! 
That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by all the other PDCC DT memebers' blogs--I am super jealous of their talent! They are soooooooooooo crafty!!!

Lisa Somerville
Sarah Anderson
Stephanie Kraft
Ruby 2 Shoes
Suzanne Czosek
Julie Ranae
Savannah O'Gwynn {that's me!}

Be sure to stop by The Play Date Cafe for more deets! This challenge will end on Tuesday, August 3 at 11:59pm!!! I cannot wait to see what you make--GREEN is my fav color!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Love sharing these PDCC challenges with you! Be blessed:}

27 July 2010

A great site to check out:} And giveaway news!!!

Hello, friends:}

I don't have a card to share today--but I have about six waiting for the end of the week! LOVE them! 
I just wanted to pop on and let you know about a site that I just love to visit. Traci is a great {new} friend who put together a blog, He Is Able, to share the good news of Jesus and to bless others with free cards. I actually won this one--how fun is that?!! Love it! All you have to do is stop by and leave a comment. 

As for me...I didn't want to keep the card for myself. I had Traci send it to a friend's sister who is in the hospital. I know most of you know that I love my Savior--and that I want to share His love....and that is what I hope I convey as I share my cards/talents. I am nothing without Him! He Is Able is a fabulous site that encourage and uplifts you! I love reading Traci's posts--she always puts scripture in there and shares her story. What a blessing! 

So I encourage you to stop by and leave some love! And to sweeten the deal....come back here and tell me you did--you will get double chances for Friday's giveaway! Yep--you are ahead of the game! I am having a giveaway on Friday! So double your chances by leaving some love for Traci--and then come back here [this post only] and tell me you did so:}

I just love sharing with you--I'm so thankful for you, your support, and friendship! I love my friends:} Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to stop back by later this week--LOTS to share...and you won't believe my NEW fav card! ACK--looooooooove it! Be blessed:}

26 July 2010

Limelight sketch...YOU ROCK

Hello, friends:}

I made this card yesterday for the Limelight sketch challenge. I just didn't have time to post it on my blog! I was super tired after leading worship. I had a great day though:}

This card was created using the challenge sketch--I did move the rhinestones so that it looked more masculine. I put them on the top of the guitar and in the "O's". I used my Unity October KOTM guitar stamp, as well as Unity's Feb. KOTM for the sentiment. I masked it and stamped it so that I could make my own sentiment. I LOOOOOOOOOOVE this card! I know I made this for the Limelight challenge--but it was really for Trav. I really missed him yesterday since he had to work. Usually we lead together. I know he will like this card:} **NOTE:: I think this def. fits under the fun & cute style challenge over at Moxie Fab. I also think this will work for the Wee Memories #15 challenge {stamping}. LOVE IT! 
That's it for me today--I'll be back tomorrow with a special blog that I love to visit. Don't forget:::

1. You only have 30 some hours before your chance to win $75 worth of FREE Unity stamps is over! Go to The Play Date Cafe for more deets!!! Hope you will play along:)

2. The EtsyInspired challenge ends this FRIDAY! You could win a super cute coin purse or digi stamps!! 

3. The All Things Unity sketch challenge is for a GUEST DT spot!! Go check it out HERE

Thanks so much for all your love and support! I'm so thankful for all of my friends:} Be blessed!!Photobucket

25 July 2010

All Things Unity #11

Hello, friends:}

I'm super super EXCITED about this post!! I was asked to join the All Things Unity DT a week ago!! And of course my answer was.... "YES!! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE Unity!" Anyone who knows me KNOWS I love love love Unity
Today is my first post as an official member...and our challenge this week is a sketch. I really like sketch challenges! I rotated this sketch for my card. The long strip on the bottom is represented by the branch [and the leaves are vellum embossed!]. And the sentiment is actually rotated so we can read it--and I popped it up on foam dots with brads for extra dimension. I also paper pieced the owl--the belly is hole punched and then I used my new Distress Stickles from Ranger {available at Limelight}. The paper is from Studio Calico {the Brooke Collection}. Of course the stamps are from... Unity [What a Hoot!]. I looooooooove this card! 
Just a close up of the belly and the leaves. Super cute:}
**NOTE:: I am also entering this card into the Wee Memories stamping challenge--I def. stamped this card (and paper pieced--which reminds me of the ABC Design Blog challenge!! I'm entering this card in that challenge as well!)!
Be sure to stop by all the other ATU DT members' blogs...and be sure to head over to the ATU blog for more deets!! This challenge will end at midnight EST on Friday, August 7!! That gives you 2 weeks to get your craft on! Can't wait to see what you make!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I looooooooove Unity! And I love sharing with you my creations--THANK YOU for all your support and love! Be blessed:}

24 July 2010

EIC #98 {EmenGeeDesigns}

ello, friends:}
What a great day!! It's another challenge over at EtsyInspired!! We have a fabulous featured Etsy store::: EmenGeeDesigns. This store has loads of fun coin purses, jewelry, hair accessories, and more! And our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish. You won't believe these fab prizes::: 
One winner will get this fabulous coin purse from EmenGeeDesigns!
Another winner will get 3 FREE digital stamps from  Robyn's Fetish!! I totally wish I could win!! 

I was inspired by three items. My first was my FAV coin purse--I really liked how the flowers were embroidered. I embroidered my flowers too--I couched four of the flowers and then satin stitched the purple ones. I also used a french knot for the centers. I really like how this card turned out!! LOVE IT! Oh--I used my Unity Feb. KOTM stamps for this card! LOOOOVE it again! **NOTE:: I'm also entering this into the Unity Addicts challenge. I think I'm more than an Addict--I LOOOOOOOVE Unity

The next card was created from this coin purse--the same one that someone will win! I used my Lizzie Anne Designs March KOTM stamps for this card. It is actually a mini card--and I love the 3D honeycombs!! Super fun!!
On my last card, I used one of Robyn's Fetish stamps! My inspiration came from these two photos. 
I paper pieced the dragonfly and used buttons on the flowers. I love how it turned out:}
**NOTE:: This was supposed to be for Lucy's Challenge {buttons}, but I'm 2 hours too late! Next time:)

That's it for me today--but you REALLY need to check out the other EIC DT members' blogs to see their fabulous creations!! 

Emily B.
Emily N.
Heather Rolin {July Guest DT}
Savannah {that's me}

Can't wait to see what you create!! Don't forget::: This challenge will end on Friday, July 30 at noon Pacific Time. Go HERE for more deets on this challenge! 

Thanks so much for stopping by--love sharing with you these awesome challenges by EIC!! Please stop back by tomorrow--I've got some exciting news to share! Thanks again! Be blessed:}

ps...The EIC is getting close to our 100th challenge! We are super excited--and we want you to mark your calendar for August 7th!! We will have an amazing set of prizes and loads of fun for everyone:} Hope you will join us!!