Monday, October 31, 2011

Just a few days left...

Just a few days left to participate in the current Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge! You can find all of the details here. The deadline is November 2nd, midnight PST. Share your creations for a chance to win some great stamps! :) Here is the fun inspiration photo:

Be back tomorrow with some crafty goodness! Oh, and don't forget to check out the Paper Smooches new release, available at midnight PST TONIGHT! Check out the peeks of the 3 new sets on the Paper Smooches Blog... Such fun stuff! :)

Happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

So hard to believe that it is the end of October already! Time for the Papertrey Ink monthly blog hop! Here is this month's inspiration photo:

And here is my card... I was inspired by the patterned pumpkins :)

Thanks for stopping by!! :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Friendship Jar Fall Fillers, Little Bitty Bird
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: Kraft, Ripe Avocado, Distressed Dots PP
Dies: Frence, In the Meadow Snowdrifts, Jar Label
Other: Copic Markers, Provocraft Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Pop Dots

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tremendous Treats Christmas Tags

It is definately no secret over on the Papertrey Ink message boards that Tiny Treats are amoung my very favorite PTI stamp sets. I own all of them and love them to pieces. Needless to say, I was THRILLED to find out that with the October release, an oversided version of some of my favorite Tiny Treats: Christmas images were coming! Tremendous Treats Christmas! LOVE!!

I broke into them right away and made some gift tags. These images are SO cute. :)


Supplies: Tremendous Treats Christmas. Fillable Frames #9, Kraft CS, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, White Gel pen, Copic Markers, Sakura Stardust Pen, Tag Sale #4 die


Supplies: Tremendous Treats Christmas, Holiday Tree, Fillable Frames #9, Kraft CS,
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Markers, Sakura Stardust Pen, Rhinestone, Tag Sale #4 die


Supplies: Tremendous Treats Christmas, Fillable Frames #9, White CS, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Prisma Glitter, Tag Sale #1 die

Hot Chocolate:

Supplies: Tremendous Treats Christmas, Tag Its #8, Polka Dot Basics, Memento Tuxedo Black ink & Rich Cocoa, Veramark, Sweet Blush CS, Copic Markers, Limitless Layers 1.75" dies, Tag Sale #1 die

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wee Memories Challege #72 - Holiday Madness

This week's Challenge at Wee Memories at called Holiday Madness. I couldn't pass up the chance to win some Lawn Fawn Stamps, so I decided to play along. I used Paper Smooches Santa Paws set. The light string is from Papertrey Ink's Holiday Lights set, and the light bulbs are from Paper Smooches Hang Ups.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Santa Paws, Hang Ups, PTI Holiday Lights
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Ripe Avocado, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, Pinefeather, Christmas Prints PP
Other: PTI Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Tiny Tags Die, Pop Dots, Copic Markers, Red rhinestone

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - October 20th - November 2nd

I have been so excited for this day to come! Today, I get to share my first official project as a member of the Paper Smooches SPARKS design team! It also starts a brand new challenge! This challenge will run from October 20th until November 2nd, and the inspiration photo is so much fun Check out that adorable bright orange VW... It just makes me smile :)

Here is my card using the above photo as my inspiration. I used the kitty cat from Chubby Chums, my favorite bird from My Peeps, and the tree branches, leaves and birdhouse from Hang Ups. The sentiment is from Sentiment Sampler.

Check out Kim's post on the SPARKS blog for more DT examples. Hope you are feeling inspired and decide to play along for a chance to win some great stamps! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Chubby Chums, Hang Ups, My Peeps, Sentiment Sampler
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Dark Chcoclate, Kraft, Distressed Dots PP
Other: Copic Markers, PTI Rustic Jute Twine, Pop Dots, White Gel Pen, PTI Fence die

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challege - 10/6 - 10/19

Have you had a chance to participate in this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge? This week's inpsiration photo has an amazing color combination and so many fun elements!

Paper Smooches Vegtastic would be a perfect set to use for this challenge, but since I don't have that one yet, I pulled out its sister stamp set, Fruitastic. I used the cute strawberries, and paired them with a fun background set from Papertrey Ink called Dot Spot. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Sugar Rush set :)

There is still plenty of time to play along with this challenge! You have until midnight PST on 10/19. You could win some great stamps!! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Fruitastic, Sugar Rush PTI Dot Spot
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Spring Moss
Other: Copic Markers, Pop Dots

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lawnscaping #19 - Dimension

I am so excited to be participating in my first Lawnscaping Challenge! You can read all of the details about this week's challenge here. I just got my first order of Lawn Fawn Stamps, and I couldn't wait to try out these adorable snowmen from Making Frosty Friends. I used the Damask Snowflakes dies from Papertrey Ink, and mounted the snowflake over the negative image using dimensional adhesive. Before adhering them though, I traced the outline of both the positive and negative images with Glossy Accents and sprinkled with Prisma GLitter. Then I popped the snowman and his bird friend up on pop dots. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Senitment Sampler.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Making Frosty Friends, Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Fresh Snow
Paper: Ocean Tides, Stampers Select White, Kraft, Happy Spots PP (all PTI)
Dies: PTI Damask Snowflakes
Other: Ranger Glossy Accents, Prisma Glitter, Copic Markers, PTI Rustic Jute Twine, Foam Dimensionals

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wee Memories Challenge #71

Good Morning! It is a BEAUTIFUL Saturday morning here in Florida! The sun is shining, it's finally cool enough (for now) to open the windows, and there are cupcakes baking in my oven. I am a happy girl!

I started this card last night and got tired, so finished it early this morning. I love crafting while the rest of the house sleeps. The calm and quiet are so relaxing. I was so excited to see this weeks Wee Memories Challenge #71 is Halloween themed AND sponsored by my new favorite stamp company, Paper Smooches. It just so happens that my card uses the Paper Smooches Halloweenies stamp set, along with the new Hot Concoctions set. I used the coffee cup in the set (minus the handle) to make the Witch's caldron. The steam from the pot is also from the set, and I used some bubbles from Surf and Turf as well. I LOVE combining many PS sets to build scenes. :)

Stmaps: Paper Smooches Halloweenies, Hot Concoctions, Surf and Turf
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Orange Zest
Other: Ink Blending Tool, Sakura Stardust Pen, Copic Markers, Pop Dots

Friday, October 7, 2011

Super EXCITING News!

I am THRILLED to be able to share some wonderful news with you! I am now part of the Paper Smooches SPARKS Design Team! Every two weeks, a new challenge photo will be uploaded to the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for the chance to win some fabulous Paper Smooches Stamps! You can see the entire PS Stamp collection here.

I LOVE Paper Smooches to begin with, and being able to be part of an amazingly talented team makes it even better! You can see the official announcement on the SPARKS blog and get a chance to meet the rest of the team! :)

A new SPARKS challenge just started yesterday, and there is still plenty of time to enter your creations! You can find all of the details here. Submissions close at midnight PST on 10/19!

Big hugs and congratulations to the other ladies who got the same happy mail that I did this morning! Can't wait to work with you all! :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Bun in the Oven

Let me first just say that there is NOT a bun in my oven. LOL!

Here is another entry in the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge. I really loved this inspiration picture (in case my recent post count didn't make that obvious ;) ) I think this will be the last project that I can squeeze in before the deadline though. I used the TV from Boob Tubes and turned it on its side, removed the ink from the TV legs, and like magic, it's an oven. The little "bun" is actually a coffee bean from the new Hot Concoctions set, and the sentiment is from Word Up.

Stmaps: Paper Smooches Boob Tubes, Hot Concoctions, Word Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Blueberry Sky, Distressed Dots PP
Other: PTI Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Copic Markers, Pop Dots

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day! :) I hope all of my card making friends are having a blast today, and are enjoying every minute of this day dedicated to the hobby that we all love so much. With stamping, I feel like I have finally found my niche in the creative world. I absolutely LOVE playing with paper and ink, and it bring so much enjoyment and relaxation to my life.

Today, I wanted to make a thank you card, because I am thankful for this hobby. I am thankful for a creative outlet, and for all of the wonderful stamping/card making friends that I have met along the way.

I will also be entering this card in the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge. There is still time to participate! :)

I used paper streamers and scortape to make the ruffle at the bottom. So fun! And of course, the card is pink to go along with the challenge, but also in honor of the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Paper Smooches also introduced a BCA Stamp Set, called Hope. It is available for purchase now, and 50% of the profits will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. I already ordered mine! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Chit Chat, Hot Concoctions (heart)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush
Other: PTI Scarlet Jewel Dot Satin Ribbon, PTI 1/8" Silk Ribbon, Martha Stewart Tag Punch, Paper Streamers, Scortape, Copic Markers