Thursday, June 30, 2011

Virtual Card Making Party Ahead!

I'm at it again! I am taking part in another new-to-me project this weekend!

I have been working hard on swaps for Stampin Up convention in less than 2 weeks so I haven't had time to make anything to share with you all, but this means I HAVE to :) Operation Write Home is and amazing project and I would love to have you all at least check it out. So please join us this weekend to celebrate our soldiers and our country!

Friday, June 17, 2011

SA Retiring Stamps Mega Hop- From the Crypt

Hello everybody and welcome to another amazing Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop! There are a lot of fantastic ideas waiting for you on this hop, so buckle up and hop safe :)
We are saying good-bye to lots of stamps this month as Stampin' Up makes room for more NEW stamps in the new catty coming out on July 1st. We want to make sure you all see the goodies that you have this Last Chance to get before they go away!
This is the first stop in the hop, which is a first for me :)
I will be featuring From the Crypt, which I think is an awesome set not just for Halloween. I have used it for birthdays too. I think it would work well for a Monster themed party, and for all those tweens and teens (and let's face it, adults!) who are obsessed with zombies and such! It would work for any project for them!

 These are the cupcake wrappers made with the Perfect Settings die. It was so fun to make these! I sponged all of them with the coordinating ink, or Whisper White Craft ink on the black paper. They all look so spooky! All they need is that fake spiderweb stuff draped over it :) I used Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, and Basic Black paper, and white gel pen to make stitch marks. And yes, I made a pile of cupcakes to do this photo. My family was just heartbroken about that ;) They were banana, chocolate, and carrot cupcakes by the way :)

Then I took some toothpicks and stuck the Bitty Bat punches to them. Do you know how quick and easy that was?! The skull in stamped in Rich Razzleberry and sponged around with Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, and Basic Gray. The scallop behind it is from the Perfect Pennants die.

I have seen pop-up boxes before and I just HAD to make some pop-up bats! These would be fantastic party favors :)

I don't have any new cards to show you, but here are a few links to some of the other projects/cards that I have made with this set in the past. 

And for the next hop you will be visiting Sarah's blog where she will featuring Cardinal Christmas! She always has such great ideas!!

If you are going in reverse order, you will be going to Jen Timko's blog to see what she has done with All Holidays. I am SURE you will love it!

If you want to get to the master list of the hop, you will find it here.

Flag Day Giveaway Blog Hop Winner.....

is Jen Mueller!! Congrats Jen! I hope you enjoy your prize as much as I did making it :) And here are some close-ups.

 You can see the tutorials for these projects here.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

French Foliage Father's Day

There is still time to enter to win for the Flag Day Giveaway Blog Hop! Check it out on this post.

This Father's Day card features a stamp set from the Holiday Mini from 2010 that I took far too long to get. French Foliage is such a wonderful set, I am really decided to get it before it went away.

I used the new In-Color Lucky Limeade that will be available July 1st. It's like a really juicy Kiwi Kiss! ANd I seem to be using a lot of Baker's Twine lately. It's pretty awesome stuff :) And the peek to the inside of the card shows that I stamped more leaves in Crumb Cake in the same pattern. I love that you can mount a collage of clear mount stamps on a big block and stamp them all at once :)
  • Stamps: French Foliage
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
  • Other: Ticket Corner punch, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Signo white gel pen
Another day closer, are YOU ready for Father's Day?

Join me tomorrow for the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Sets Mega Blog Hop,! There will be tons of ideas for all the stamp sets you don't want to miss. And you never know, there may be more Blog Candy!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Travel Log Father's Day

Don't miss the giveaways from the Flag Day Giveaway Blog Hop! You can still sign up until June 17th. Check out my post here for more details.

More Father's Day!! I know that it is getting really close now, and I really need to get my boys to pick which card they want to give my hubby, so I can send the other 3 cards out to the Dad/Grandpas!
This one is done with the Travel Log set and the new colors Island Indigo and Pool Party, which I love!! Pool party reminds me of a cross between Cool Caribbean and Soft Sky, and I really loved both of those :)

I used the new Pennants punch and the good old ¾" circle punch to punch out the stamped modes of transport. The Pool Party is stamped with the map stamp from the set. Lots of dimensionals at work here and I poked holes in the pennants with my paper piercer and strung them on some white Baker's Twine with a needle. And you can just see the bottom of the inside of the card peeking out, and I stamped the modes of transport along the whole bottom edge.
  • Stamps: Travel Log
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Naturals White
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Poppy Parade
  • Other: Petite Pennants Builder punch, ¾" Circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, White Baker's Twine, Signo white gel pen
 Tell me what you think! I love to get comments! And a quick head's up, there is a fun blog hop happening this weekend! The Stampin' Addicts Retiring Sets Mega Blog Hop, so don't miss out!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day Giveaway!

Happy Flag Day everyone! I hope you all have come to be inspired as well as to sign up for a chance for some cool free stuff!!
ETA: I apologize for not including more info :) In my defense, I was putting this post together with my hubby standing over my shoulder wanting me to hurry up and come to bed last night...
Holly stated it very well that as Americans, Flag Day represents so much of what our ideals are, and how these ideals have enabled us all to live very blessed lives. Even our poor live better than some of the rest of the world's average families. And I know that I have been VERY blessed in these hard times as my hubby and I both have a good income, 4 healthy kids, and a home to call our own. I would love to share some blessings with all of you!

I will be giving this set of projects including a gift bag, 3x3 card, a boxed set of tealight candles, and a mini milk carton filled with Skittles. I will also be including a ribbon bundle of Certainly Celery and So Saffron ribbon rolls (~10yds each)
You can find the instructions for these projects are right here :)

If you would like a chance to win this Blog Candy,  just leave a comment! Sorry, US residents only please....
Drawing will be held on June 17th at 11:00 pm CST . The lucky winner will be contacted and name will be posted on my blog on June 18th. I must be able to contact the winner, so please be sure to include some way to contact you in your comment :) Winner is then responsible to provide shipping information by June 21st so that I can ship out the prize! It is already packed up in a box just waiting for an address :)

To see the rest of the fantastic giveaways, here is the link back to the master list

Old Truck for Father's Day

Father's Day is coming soon! This weekend in fact :) I will have a few Father's Day cards to show you over the next few days, and then it will be time for the Stampin Addicts Mega Retiring List Blog Hop! Exciting, I know ;)

Ok, now whose Dad doesn't love a great old truck?! Whose Dad doesn't HAVE a great old truck, lol! This stamp is so awesome, I have used it for all kinds of occasions, even a birthday card for a girlfriend!

The truck is watercolored with Pear Pizzazz and one of the new In-colors for 2011, Lucky Limeade!
  • Stamps: Countryside
  • Paper: Cherry Cobbler, River Rock, Pear Pizzazz, Water Color paper
  • Ink: Stazon Jetblack, River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray
  • Other: Designer Label Punch, Aquapainter, Stampin Dimensionals, Real Red and Basic Black brads, Signo white gel pen
 I cut the Designer Label shape in half and added those as accents with the brads and the outlining that I am still addicted too :rolleyes:
I am not sure which of the 4 men in my life that will get this card for Father's Day... that will determine what it says inside :) They all love/have old trucks, so that doesn't help me any! Although I did use this image for my Dad's birthday card this past year. Think he would notice if he got it again? He is a guy...they don't always pay that much attention, lol!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Winners and More Chances to Win Stuff!

And the winner of my Blog Candy is.....

MARTHA HADDOCK!!! Congratulations Martha! I am SURE you will love the USWDAF event  I heart Holidays

And now I have a little heads up for you.. Tomorrow I will be participating in a Blog Hop featuring a whole bunch of giveaways in honor of Flag Day! Come back tomorrow to see what the blog candy will be :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

USWDAF World Showcase Blog Hop Gerbera Daisy Wreath

Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! World Showcase Blog Hop.
Did you start from the beginning? Then you just left Gilda's blog and her wonderful projects!

If you are just joining the Blog Hop, no problem as you can start at any point. All the Designer's Blogs are linked together so you will be able to see ALL the super projects we have for you.

I have a fun wreath to share with you. I have really grown to love making my own seasonal wreaths. These fun Gerbera Daisies really feel bright and sunny which is perfect right now :)

Wouldn't this look fabulous in pastels for a nursery gift, pinks for a baby girl, Fall colors for Thanksgiving, or purple and black for Halloween?

See all the dimension in this project? It looks so wonderful in real life, even my brother-in-law was impressed with it and had to closely examine the flowers. He said they looked real! It really says something when your manly-man relatives notice the details :)
As a Special Thank You for stopping by my blog I am giving away BLOG CANDY!! Please leave a comment about my project to be entered for a chance to win a FREE PASS to the next UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! session - I ♥ the Holidays!! I will randomly select a winner to be announced on Monday, so please check back to see if you are the lucky recipient. If you have already joined I ♥ the Holidays!! for the Special Party Pricing and you are selected as the winner, you will get a FREE Pass to the NEXT event after I ♥ the Holidays!! which will launch in the Fall.

AND now for the really cool part!! You will NOT want to miss out in THIS!!
By clicking this really cute blinkie...yeah...go ahead and click it!!...
you will be taken to
Of course it's ***FREE*** to join and there you will find the tutorials for all the blog hop projects,
PLUS live chats, challenges and more prizes!!
You will even have an opportunity to be considered for a spot as a Guest Designer!!
Yes!! It is all FREE, so tell all your friends and join the fun with UStamp with Dawn and Friends!!

AND last but certainly not least, please hop on over to NEXT BLOG where you will find Jackie and her amazing Spa by Mail. I would sure love to get one of these myself!

Thanks again for stopping by!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 10 - 13: FREE World Showcase Blog Hop

June 10 - 13: FREE World Showcase Blog Hop

* The FABULOUS UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Design Team will have awesome projects for you to enjoy at their blogs on the Worlds Showcase Blog Hop.

* Every project will include a link for a downloadable PDF tutorial.

* Every Designer will have BLOG Candy at their blogs and YOU could be a winner!!

*We will have FUN Creative Challenges where you can share your projects

* Talent Search...would you like to be considered for a Guest Designer spot for the UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! Design Team?? Get your MoJo going because details will be announced June 10th.

So don't miss this fun FREE event!!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

SASSCRAP41 Geoffrey Growing Up!

It's Scrapbooking Sketch Challenge Day again at Stampin' Addicts. I decided to do a page of my youngest son with it. My Digital Studio is so awesome!! I did the whole thing with it :)

Here is the sketch I came up with for the challenge. I sure had a lot of fun putting this together :)

 Here is my boy...he turned 15 this year. I can't believe how much he has changed in such a short time! All those soft edges have turned into  angles and muscles... I suppose the football, tennis, and Tae Kwon Do might have something to do with it, lol!
I am currently in Little Falls with my husband so he can go fishing with his brothers and stepdad. Usually we have all of our boys with us, but they all baled on us. They had their own plans back in Bemidji! Not even the promise of fishing was enough to entice them away from their graduation and birthday parties. Oh, well. I have been stampin away with my niece Kaylee. When she saw all my stampin stuff in my trunk and immediately got all excited and had to go grab her stuff and bring it over so she could stamp with me :)


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