Friday, December 30, 2011

Lil' Inker Year End SALE


Hello, I am super excited to be sharing my card today, Lil' Inker is having a year end sale.....woohoo!  Be sure to head over to the Lil' Inker Blog and get all the fantastic details!  I have used the Fringe Flower Die to make the sweet loopy flower and the sentiment is from the set Sentiment Flag SetI have played along with a couple of challenges, I hope you will take time to shop at Lil' Inker to take advantage of the sale.  Be on the look out in January for a NEW release coming from Lil' Inker, you won't want to miss what Laura is sharing.....yippie!  My time off is nearing the end, I have so enjoyed be home from work during the Christmas season.  I hope you have a fun filled New Year weekend planned....enjoy!   
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StampsSentiment Flag Set(Lil' Inker)
Paper:  Black, White(SU), and Recollections Designer Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Fringe Flower Die by Lil' Inker. Ribbon, Button, Burlap String, Doily Die, SU Leaf Die, Embossing Folder, Scor Tap, and Glue Dots
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Color Q:  colors/CQ117
Ribbon Reelinspiration photo/colors#43
Sketchbook Saturday sketch/SSC43




Thursday, December 29, 2011

CASE Study-Amy Sheffer Week 4

HI friends, I sure hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday, we had a great weekend and week.  It is good to be back this week at CASE Study; we are casing the awesome Amy Sheffer for the last time.  I adore her card this week the heart and ruffles get me every time.  I have used a red and minty aqua color, luv the color combo soooo much.  The heart is cut from the Sizzix Primitive Heart die.  I added ruffled ribbon, the doily, stitching to the heart, and a button with burlap string.  Be sure to check out the CASE Study DT creations, these are super talented ladies.  I cannot wait to see what you create.  The dh and I are headed out for a day of shopping, it is awesome to have a hubby who likes to shop...teehehehe.  I am a HUGE fan of Valentines Day, I cannot help myself....I luv love and all that comes with it.  I am sharing a quote today on love.....enjoy!
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

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Stamps:  PTI
Paper:  White(SU) and Unknown Designer Paper
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler(SU)
Accessories:  Sizzix Primitive Heart Die, Janome, Ribbon, Doily, Button, Burlap String, Distressing Tool, SU Square Punch, and 3D Foam Squares
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CASE StudyCASE Amy Sheffer/CASE71   
Stampin For The Weekend:  anything goes/#23   
 
Amy Sheffer...Guest Muse
Amy Wanford
Andrea Ewen
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Clare Buswell
Cristina Kowalczyk
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Julie Lacey  

Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline:ME

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Verve Good Buy 2011 Sale



 Good morning peeps, it is going to be a great week......I really enjoy the last week of the eyar.  It is a perfect time to reflect and the past yaer and look ahead to the year to come...I really luv new beginnings!  I am so grateful for so much in my life, I look to the year ahead with excitement!  Thank you for being here and supporting me this past year, I am truly blessed by your continued visits and comments....{{{sweet hugs}}}  Now for my card today, I am using the SCS Dirty Dozen sketch for the month of December, if you are not a fan club member consider joining today!  You can do that here.   I need several sympathy cards, so I have made this to send to someone in our church.  I have used a Verve sentiment, speaking of Verve; have you heard about the fantastic sale Julee is having?  Check it out and pick up something with your Christmas money.  We are also having a new release at verve on January 13, I hope you will join us for the peeks, hops, and release party!  i hope you have a super fabby day....enjoy!
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Stamps:  New Mercies(Verve)
Paper:  Black, White(SU) and Victoria Garden Designer Paper(Echo Park)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Spelbinders Nesties, Zva Pearl Flourish, Seam Binding, Button, Burlap String, Lace Trim, and 3D Foam Squares
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SCS Dirty Dozen SketchDDSKETCH1211
Pile It Onbling

Monday, December 26, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Just Because


Good morning, I do hope you had a very Merry Christmas with some great family times!  We had a wonderful day with lots of down time; our busy day was Christmas Eve.  I am sharing with you this morning our Mojo Sketch for the week, it is circle or square week.  I went with the cute circle card, these are wonderful to give for a quick note or word of encouragement.  I have used the Verve set Sweet Treats, this set has great main image design...I adore both of these images in the set.  It is also filled with great sentiments.  There are also dies to match these shapes, the one I used in this card is called A Cut Above Classy Label Die by Verve.  Such a precious shape...great design inside too.  I hope you have time this week to play along with the gals at Mojo Monday, be sure to check out their gorgeous creation.  Make the most of your day....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Sweet Treats(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Designer Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso and Sage Shadow(SU)
Accessories:  A Cut Above Classy Label Die by Verve, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Nesties, Circle Nesties, Seam Binding Ribbon, Prima Flower, Melissa Frances lace Trim, and 3D Foam Squares
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Fairy Tale Challenge: something easy
Inspire Me:  anything goes
Mojo Monday:  sketch/mojo221
Sassy Cheryl's:  show me 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!  I cannot thank you enough for your continued support, this has been another amazing year.  I am always amazed at what I have learned, the friends I have made, and the beautiful creations I have come across.  I am super excited about the new year and what we will share together in the months to come!

May your day be filled with love and laughter; I hope you take time today to reflect the true meaning of Christmas!

I got this gorgeous image from this website    http://www.religions-and-spiritualities-guide.com/holy-family-picture.html

Friday, December 23, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs-The Word











Hello, I have a card to share with you today using the latest release stamps from Our Daily Bread.  I have had a great time guesting for these ladies, they are a super special group of woman....thank you all!  I have used the new set The Word of God.  I have made it look distressed and vintage, I heat embossed the scripture over the lamp and Bible image.  I played along with a couple of challenges, this is my first time playing along with Jen's Deconstructed sketch.  I have been skeered to play along with these ladies, they all color and I do not very often.  I really like the sketches, so I am giving it a try.  I hope you have a super fabby day and are planning great memories with family and friends....enjoy!    
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Stamps:  The Word of God(Our Daily Bread)
Paper:  White(SU) and Printery Design Paper(Prima)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip(SU) and Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories:  Judikins Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Spellbinders Circle Nesties,  Spellbinders Wonky Labels, Distressing Tool, Seam Binding, K & Company brad, and 3D Foam Squares
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City Crafter Challengemostly white
Deconstructed Sketchsketch/DS32

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lil' Inker/The Play Date Cafe





Good morning peeps, it is getting close now...teehehehehe...I am soooo excited this year about Christmas!  My DIL and family will be here tomorrow; we are looking so forward to them coming in, we always have the best of times!  It is such a blessing to spend time with them.  I am keeping it short today; I still have tons to do, I have been up baking since 4:30 AM.....and I luv it!  I am sharing a card today made with the newly released Lil' Inker stamps, these are the cutest images, be sure to pick yours up today!  Also, Lil' Inker is the sponsor this week at the Play Date Cafe, so be sure to play along with us there too, you could win Lil' Inker shopping spree......woohoo!  
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Stamps:  Cocoa Bear(lil' Inker)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Wonder Deisgenr Paper(Authentique)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa(Memento) and Copics
Accessories:  Ticket Die, Making memories Corner Rounder, Seam Binding, Button, Burlap String, Distressing Tool, Stickles, and 3D Foam Squares
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JUGS:  colors/JUGS115
Play Date Cafe:  colors/PDCC112
Sketchbook Saturdaysketch/#42
Stampin RoyaltyWinter/Christmas #103

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs Enjoy The Little Things
















Hello friends, I have been in the holiday spirit all week, I cannot wait to spend time with family.  I am very excited about the gifts I have gotten for everyone.  I have made homemade ornaments to give and as well as special packaging.  That brings me to the sentiment that i am sharing today, "enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the BIG things".  I try to make every effort to do this, I do seem to get the most joy from smaller things!  This sentiment is from the latest Our Daily Bread release, you can get yours here.  I used scrap cardboard to make the star and then covered it with glass glitter.  I used distressing, lace trim, and seam binding with a couple of pins.  Make the most of the little things...they really do tun out to mean the most...enjoy! 
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Stamps:  Little Things(Our Daily Bread)
Paper:  Kraft, Very Vanilla(SU), Newsprint Deisgner Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU) 
Accessories:  Spellbinders, Embossing Folder, Distressing Tool, Seam Binding, Lace Trim, Chipboard, Glass Glitter, SU Crystal Effects, Pins, and 3D Foam Squares
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Clean & Simple:  sketch/FTL171
Friday MashUPchipboard and distressing/FM37
Shabby Tea Room:  inspiration photo...kraft, red, newsprint, silver, and a star/#93

Monday, December 19, 2011

Nothing Is Impossible













ETA:  Our Daily Bread is having an unbelievable sale, you can earn bucks to use in the new year.  To get all the details check out this post.....happy shopping!
Hello friends, I am sharing a card I made just for fun.  I kept it rather CAS, but did use several different patterns, luv the mix together!  I was inspired by the pattern in the plate.  Although green is my favorites color; I went with the gorgeous coral and black, so yummy.  I have added a crinkled ribbon bow and bakers twine.  The sentiment is from the Verve set Making A Statement.  I used my SU sqaure punch on one end of the sentiment to give the look of a flag and pinking shears on the other end for a different look.  I hope you are having a great week, I have been reminded so much lately..."it is better to give than to receive".  I like this quote on giving.....enjoy!
 The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.  ~ Pierre Corneille
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Stamps:  Making A Statement(Verve)
Paper:  Black, White(SU)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Seam Binding, Button, Burlap String, SU Corner Punch, Pinking Shears, Tim Holtz Lace Trim, and 3D Foam Squares
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Crafty Padanything but Christmas
Make It Monday:  anything goes
Moxie Fab:  inspiration photo
Totally Gorjusssomeone special

Mojo Monday Sketch-Thinking of U












Good morning mojo fans, I am sharing this weeks mojo sketch, I have combined it with the Moxie Fab inspiration photo shown.  I needed a card to send to a gal who has been in my thoughts and prayers, I came up with this simple but elegant card.  The inspiration photo was perfect for using the Verve set  You an I , I used the Cut Above by Verve Die to cut the "u", isn't it the cutest?  This is such a fun set with lots of possibilities.  I hope you will join us over at The Mojo Monday sketch blog and play along.  Have a super day...enjoy!
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Stamps:  You an I(Verve)
Paper:  Black, Very Vanilla(SU), and This and That tiny Tablet Designer Paper(lily beedesigns)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  A Cut Above I Heart U Die by Verve,  Seam Binding, Tim Holtz Gemstone, Scalloped Circle Die, Circle Die, Ric Rac, Embossing Folder, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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Mojo Monday:  sketch/mojo220
Moxie Fab:  inspiration photo

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC78-Birthday Wishes



Good morning friends, this card is for this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch WMSC78, it is also the card I gave to my dh for his birthday.  He is very fond of music, green and brown, and the distressed look I give my cards.  He really liked his card and we had a great day together!  We spent the day shopping(we like shopping together, so it is fun for him too...teehehe) and I took him to Firebirds Wood Fire Grill for a steak dinner....so awesome!  I have used the WM stamps from the set Musical Backgrounds and the sentiment is from the set Fancy Phrases.  Be sure to head over to the WM Blog and check out the other DT creations....these ladies are amazing...enjoy!
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Stamps: Fancy Phrases and Musical Backgrounds(Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla(SU), and My Mind's Eye Deisgenr Paper
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Star Nesties, Burlap String, Pinking Shears, Glass Glitter, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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Waltzingmouse Sketch:  WMSC78

Friday, December 16, 2011

Lil' Inker December Blog Hop Featuring 2 Cute Ink









  Hello and welcome peeps, for those of you who missed our announcement last week, Lil' Inker Designs has collaborated with artist Heidi Schwoerer of 2 Cute Ink in order to bring you an adorable line of stamps that you can really get inky and color or paper piece! 2 Cute Ink will now exclusively release all new images here at Lil' Inker Designs! We'll be releasing some existing favorites as well as new, never before seen images. Ariana and Laura are designing the sentiments to complement and complete these great sets and thus is born Lil' Inker Designs with ag designs featuring 2 Cute Ink!  Today we are featuring Cocoa Bear, isn't he adorable?  I just luv all of the new images from Lil' Inker, most of you know I do not color much....but I have really enjoyed coloring these!  It was not so much that I felt overwhelmed.  So if you are sitting thinking I am not big on coloring, you can do it...I know if I can, you can!  Don't forget to leave comments throughout the week on all the DT"s blogs.  One commenter will be eligible to receive our Grand Prize....our entire Winter release from 2 Cute Ink! We will also be giving away two $10 store credits. Winners will be announced on Monday December 19th!  The next stop on the hop is the super talented Jen Carter, be sure to show her some luv!

Amy Kolling
Teresa Kline
Emily Leiphart
Sarah Jay

Card Patterns:  sketch
The Color Throwdown:  colors

Thursday, December 15, 2011

CASE Study-Amy Sheffer Week 3


Hello gals, I am sharing a card for this weeks CASE Study, we have had the great pleasure of caseing the awesome creator Amy Sheffer...she is amazing!  I adore her card this week, the colors melt my heart; I kept the colors and went with a very similar theme.  I have used Our Daily Bread stamps, it is a new release set, it is called The Word of God. Be sure to check out the rest of the CASE Study's DT cards, these ladies are amazing to work with and super talented!  I hope your day is fabulous, it is getting close to the weekend...hope you have great plans...enjoy!
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Stamps:  The Word of God(Our Daily Bread)
Paper:  Black, White(SU), Bundle Deisgenr Paper(Authentique), and This and That Deisgenr Paper(lilybeedeisgns)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Lacy Circles and Picot Edge Circles, SU Striped Ribbon, MFT Butterfly Dies, Button, Tim Holtz Bloomers, Doily, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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CASE StudyCASE Amy Sheffer
Make It Monday:  anything goes/#67

Amy Sheffer...Guest Muse
Amy Wanford
Andrea Ewen
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Clare Buswell
Cristina Kowalczyk
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Julie Lacey  

Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline:ME

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lil' Inker December Blog Hop Featuring 2 Cute Ink



























 Hello and welcome peeps, for those of you who missed our announcement last week, Lil' Inker Designs has collaborated with artist Heidi Schwoerer of 2 Cute Ink in order to bring you an adorable line of stamps that you can really get inky and color or paper piece! 2 Cute Ink will now exclusively release all new images here at Lil' Inker Designs! We'll be releasing some existing favorites as well as new, never before seen images. Ariana and Laura are designing the sentiments to complement and complete these great sets and thus is born Lil' Inker Designs with ag designs featuring 2 Cute Ink!  Today we are featuring Snow Mouse, isn't he the cutest?....I had such fun making this card!  I paper pieced the mouse then added glitter and ruffles, leave it to me to find a way to bling out a mouse and make her girly...lol.  Don't forget to leave comments throughout the week on all the DT"s blogs.  One commenter will be eligible to receive our Grand Prize....our entire Winter release from 2 Cute Ink! We will also be giving away two $10 store credits. Winners will be announced on Monday December 19th!  The next stop on the hop is the one and only Debby, show her some luv!


OCCruffles
IC Sketchessketch/IC144
The Ribbon Reel:  inspiration photo and colors/#17

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lil' Inker December Blog Hop Introducing A New Line




 Hello and welcome peeps, for those of you who missed our announcement last week, Lil' Inker Designs has collaborated with artist Heidi Schwoerer of 2 Cute Ink in order to bring you an adorable line of stamps that you can really get inky and color or paper piece! 2 Cute Ink will now exclusively release all new images here at Lil' Inker Designs! We'll be releasing some existing favorites as well as new, never before seen images. Ariana and Laura are designing the sentiments to complement and complete these great sets and thus is born Lil' Inker Designs with ag designs featuring 2 Cute Ink!

Today we're releasing Arctic Friends; an adorable illustration of two snowy friends enjoying a special treat.  I have colored with copics and colored pencils and I used the sketch from Sketchbook Saturday. Don't forget to leave comments throughout the week on all the DT"s blogs.  One commenter will be eligible to receive our Grand Prize....our entire Winter release from 2 Cute Ink! We will also be giving away two $10 store credits. Winners will be announced on Monday December 19th!  The next stop on the hop is the super talented and sweet Ariana, show her some luv!


Send A Smile For Kidskids winter
Scrappin Chics:  anything
Sketchbook Saturdaysketch/#41

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs-Sweet Honeycomb


Good morning peeps; this is my second post for the day, be sure to scroll down one to check out my Mojo sketch card for today.  This is new stamps from Our Daily Bread; I am so luvin this background stamp and the scripture verse.  Be sure to head over and check out all the new images and sentiments from the Our Daily Bread release!  I have really distressed this one up, I have used Tim Holtz stain on the sides to give the more weathered look.  The sketch is from Unscripted sketches and really works great with the honeycomb background stamp. I finished it off with seam binding and a button....hope you have a super Monday.  I will be counting the hours today, if all goes as I plan, I will not be going back to work until Jan. 3....yippee...enjoy!  
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Stamps:  Honeycomb Background and Little Things(Our Daily Bread Designs)
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Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink), Walnut Stain(Tim Holtz), and Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents, Nesties Labels Ten and Eleven, Seam Binding, Distressing Tool, Burlap String, Button, and 3D Foam Squares
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Unscripted Sketches:  sketch/#136 

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