Thursday, July 31, 2008
Winner #1 is Paula W ~ my wonderful friend in Arizona (I miss you sweetie)!!! Paula you have won the new Luau set from Hanna Stamps!
Winner #2 is Sallmi ~ Sally, you have won the Hanna Baseball set from the July release. You need to send me your email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If I don't hear from you by 10pm on August 1st, I will have to pick another winner.
BTW ~ Have some more candy up my sleeves; however, you need to comment to win. You never know when I'm going to pick a winner. I'd love to see your projects and your blogs & I'll visit as many and as much as I can ~ so leave me links!
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Halloween); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up! & Papertrey Ink; Ink ~ Palette & SU; Ribbon ~ SU; Nestibilities by Spellbinders; Misc brads and clips.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Now don't forget to post for the blog candy ~ tomorrow at 10:00pm (eastern time) will be the end of the candy this week. And, I'm drawing two winners. See my post from Monday, for all the details.
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Pirate set) & Hero Arts (alphabet); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Ink ~ Palette & Papertrey Ink; Label punch ~ Stampin' Up!; Embossing plate ~ Cuttlebug; Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!; Brads ~ Queen & Company.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
So my sneak peek for today is from the new Hanna set for Halloween. This new scarecrow is super cute and so easy to color with my fun Copic markers. Speaking of Copics, do you have any yet? My goodness, they are such a great tool. They blow any other marker out of the water! They take a little practice, but the results are well work the time and money. If you want to learn more about using Copic Markers, check out this cool blog by the Copic expert herself, Marianne Walker.
On a separate note ~ I feel like I have a fresh and clean outlook today. I saw my Oncologist yesterday for my every 3-month checkup & I'm still Cancer free (2 1/2 years now). Those are such sweet words to hear! I never realize that I've been holding my breath for the week between bloodwork and the doctor visit. Just thought I'd share my wonderful news!
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Halloween); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up! & Papertrey Ink; Pattern Paper ~ Reminisce; Ink ~ Palette & Copic Markers; Ribbon ~ Linen Thread; Button ~ Unknown.
Monday, July 28, 2008
So...what do you need to do? Well it's easy ~ just post a comment on my blog starting NOW until Thursday, July 31st at 10:00pm (EDT). You can post every day if you want, that's fine with me. Tell me about a new project you made, a new stamp you just bought, or maybe you liked my project that day ~ be creative! On Thursday evening, I will randomly draw TWO winners (one for each set). Make sure I can get in touch with you by leaving me an email, or I'll have to draw a new winner. BTW ~ you can put your comment on any of my blog posts.
OK... since it's the start of sneak peek week, I guess I'd better show you a card! This cute little Hanna is from the new Luau set that will be available this Friday, August 1st.
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Luow); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper & sticker flowers ~ Art Warehouse; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Burlap Trim ~ SEI; Brads ~ Making Memories.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
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Thursday, July 24, 2008
Michelle & I got together and made these great little criss-cross wallet cards as thank you gifts to our CHA hosts. We tucked little notes inside the first two pockets and then an Archiver's Gift Card in the bottom one. I was so pleased how it turned out!
We did end up changing the measurements a bit from Jen's template. The long piece measures 4 1/4" x 11" and is scored at 3 1/2" and 3 3/4" from each side. The three criss-cross pieces are 9 1/2" x 3 1/4" & are then scored at 2 3/4" from each side. I then used one of the Stampin' Up! scrapbooking kits to decorate it. It was a fun and easy project.
Please note ~ this project was designed by Jen delMuro and should only be used for personal use, not for personal gain.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I also realized yesterday that I didn't share very many pictures of our cruise to New England and Canada, so I thought I would include a few in this post.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Anyway, I just LOVE this new scarecrow from the Happy Harvest set ~ he is probably my favorite image in this set (I say probably because I love them all).
I arrived home on Sunday afternoon from CHA & I can't even begin to tell you what a blast I had. Seeing good friends, trying products and drooling over fun new things was just amazing. The picture above is of me with Lisa Johnson (Leese), Michelle Wooderson (Mish) and Heather Nichols (Pine). They are all so amazingly talented ~ I am honored to call them my friends!
And yes, I do have a few pictures of some fun new products ~ This is the Itsy Bitsy Spider paper line by Piggy Tales ~ very cool double sided paper that has a larger pattern on one side which is perfect for scrapbooking and a smaller scaled down pattern on the other side for cardmakers. SMART!!!!
October Afternoon had a fun new paper line called Night Light. The monsters remind me of the movie Monster's Inc. It was very cute!
Oh and how could I forget Maria Gilbertson, Michelle Yager & Debbie Olson holding Lana's card samples at the Inque Boutique booth. Oh yes, that was another favorite! A bunch of friends gave me their free samples of these stamps, and I just ordered some, so you will see some cards with those posted very soon!
Monday, July 21, 2008
We also make a wonderful Apple Tomato Relish that is fantasic on pork. It's a recipe that has been in my family for years and years & thinking about it just makes my mouth water.
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Happy Harvest); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Hardware & Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!; Nestabilities.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Happy Harvest); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Linen Thread; Leaf Button ~ Doodlebug.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
All of the new Lizzie Anne sets are now on sale over at the website ~ go take a look!
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Happy Harvest); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper ~ SEI; Ink ~ Palette & Copic Markers; Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Have you used Copic markers yet? They make such a huge difference on my Lizzie Anne images or any other images you color in. The colors are so rich and full ~ and they blend beautifully. This weekend I'll be at CHA in Chicago and my friend Michelle Wooderson will be there. She has promised to give me a lesson with the Copics ~ I can't wait!!!
Enjoy the rest of the sneak peeks today ~ there are some wonderful sets coming out tomorrow! Don't forget to stop by the Lizzie Anne forums tonight from 5 to 7 pm (PST) for the big Anniversary party.
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Rockin' Christmas); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up! & Papertrey Ink; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Ribbon ~ May Arts. Card #2: Nestabilities & Word Window Punch (SU).
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I'm so excited! Today I'm going to Chicago to attend CHA (Craft & Hobby Association trade show). I'm meeting a whole bunch of friends and we'll walk the many aisles of new scrapbooking and stamping products coming out over the next several months. Woohooo! What a great weekend it's going to be ~ I'll check in with you next week with some pictures of all the fun new stuff coming out.
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Little People & Holiday Cheer ~ Star); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Ink ~ Palette, Copics, and SU; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Embossing Plate ~ Cuddlebug.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Card #1: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Happy Halloween single & Spooked stamp set); Cardstock & Pattern Paper ~ Stampin' Up!; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Nestabilities; brads ~ Making Memories.
Card #2: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Little People set/single & Witching You... single); Cardstock & Pattern Paper ~ Stampin' Up!; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Nestabilities; Brads ~ Making Memories.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
The card above is from the set called Giddyup Girl ~ this sweet little thing has several supporting images and is the perfect match to the Cowboy single that was released last year.
Hop around to the other designers blogs for more sneak peeks of these sets and a few new single stamps. You can find a list of the sites on Tricia's blog & Meridith's blog.
Card #1: Stamps ~ Giddyup Girl (LAD); Cardstock ~ Bazzill; Pattern Paper ~ The Paper Company; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Brads ~ SU.
Oh & here's one more little peek ~ it's a sweet little "Handstamped by" single. This is the back of my little box. You'll have to wait to see the rest of the project.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Anyway, I am really excited to post this super fun challenge that was posted over on the SCS Hanna Stamps forum board last Friday. The challenge was to use Acetate on a card. I've been wanting to try using acetate in my Cuddlebug, so when this challenge came out ~ I knew I was going to make my own clear embossed embellishments. Woohooo ~ I think they turned out super cool!
Get this ~ I used the clear plastic piece that came with my Papertrey Ink stamps. I tried using transparency sheets, but they were a bit too thin & my embossed image didn't really show up. I did emboss the full piece of acetate first & then cut them out with my star dies; however, I think it would work both ways. After I cut out the acetate, I cut the same stars out of cardstock and then attached them with a brad so the embossing would show up nicely.
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Riley Collection); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper ~ Unknown (super old from my stash); Ink ~ Palette & Copics; clear acetate; Embossing plate and star dies ~ Cuddlebug; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Brads ~ Making Memories.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
JulesP ~ I would like to see a few new stamps of circles, squares etc. The kind that are a circle with wording going around the edge of the circle or square. (does that make sense?!)Jules p
Congrats to you Jules ~ I'm sending you an email right now. Just email me your full name and address and I'll forward that information to the girls at Lizzie Anne Designs. You should receive your prize very soon. Thank you so much everyone for playing ~ I loved hearing what you all wanted to see. Some of you will be very excited because several of the suggestions will be in the release this week!
If you didn't win today ~ you still have a few more changes. Check out Rose Ann's blog today & Lauren and Tricia tomorrow. Oh, and you have until July 17th to post your Birthday sketch cards in the Lizzie Anne gallery.
WAIT ~ Don't leave yet... I have some cards to share today!
I thought I would share the last four baby cards I made last weekend during my mass production experiment. Although I love how they all turned out, I am tired of baby cards.
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (In the Wild) & sentiment sets; Paper, Ink & Ribbon ~ Papertrey Ink; Nestabilities by Spellbinders; Brads ~ Making Memories; Marker ~ Copic.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
So How Do You Win?
It's so easy... Just leave a message on this post telling me what type of stamp set you would LOVE to see Meridith and Tricia make for Lizzie Anne Designs. They are such talented girls, but I'm sure they would love to hear your ideas. (I think Kirsten asked a similar question earlier this week for her blog candy, but it might be new to some of you OR maybe you thought of another idea since then).
When you leave me a message, be sure I can get hold of you! Leave me an email address. If I can't contact you, I'll have to pick another winner. You have until midnight tonight (June 12th ~ ET) to enter. I'll choose a winner randomly and post it on Sunday.
Birthday Sketch Challenge ~ Don't Forget!!!
So do you have some LAD stamps just begging to be inked up? Then it's a MUST that you enter the Birthday Sketch Challenge Contest ! You have until July 17th to enter your cards & there are 3 sketches to choose from. The prize is AMAZING ~ it's the entire Summer Release ($190 value).
Here's my card with Sketch #2 using the In the Wild stamp set!
The party isn't stopping today either ~ there will be more Blog Candy, sneak peeks of all the new sets starting July 15th, a big Anniversary Party on the Forum on July 18th, AND the Summer Release will go on sale on July 19th! You can check out all the fun details on the Anniversary Page.
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (In the Wild); Paper, Ink & Ribbon ~ Papertrey Ink; Nestabilities by Spellbinders; Brad ~ Queen & Co; Marker ~ Copic.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for BLOG CANDY! It's a Lizzie Anne Surprise!!!!
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Riley Collection); Cardstock, Pattern Paper, Ribbon ~ Papertrey Ink; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Nestabilities; brads ~ SU.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Once again ~ there are still more prizes to win, so don't forget to check out the Lizzie Anne Designs Anniversary page for today's blog candy locations. My turn for Blog Candy will be this Saturday (July 12th). Also, PLEASE upload your cards for the Birthday Sketch contest ~ you WILL want to win this prize!
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Riley Collection) & Papertrey Ink (sentiment); Cardstock, pattern paper & ribbon ~ Papertrey Ink; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Nestibilities.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I had a marathon stamping session yesterday (10 am to midnight ~ with some breaks to throw food at the kids ~ Oh I'm just kidding). But now I know that my weekend endeavor did in fact save me lots of time, because I didn't get as many cards done yesterday. OK to be fair, I was creating lots of individual pieces yesterday for lots of different holidays. I'll be posting all of those creations next week during the Lizzie Anne Sneak Peek. You should see my list of things to post ~ as it stands right now, I have cards to post until the end of the month!
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Riley Collection) & Lizzie Anne Designs (sentiment); Cardstock, pattern paper & ribbon ~ Papertrey Ink; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Punches ~ Marvy.
Don't forget to check out the Lizzie Anne Designs Anniversary page for today's blog candy locations. My turn for Blog Candy will be this Saturday (July 12th). Also, start uploading your cards for the Birthday Sketch contest ~ the prize is AMAZING!!!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
It all started because last weekend I wasn't sure what I wanted to work on so I just started coloring a bunch of the new Riley images. I only colored the moose parts, not the rest of the image because I wasn't sure what paper I was using yet ~ this probably took about 20 minutes. The next day, I pulled out my Papertrey Ink pattern paper with all the matching cardstock and ribbons ~ YUMMY ~ they are just gorgeous. I started cutting cardstock bases and then added pattern paper and ribbon all without thinking too much about what I was doing ~ I would say this step took about 30 minutes or so. The last step was to figure out which images I wanted on each card and finish the coloring & mat them ~ this took about an hour. VOILA ~ I had 9 cards done. I do think it was probably a faster process (probably because I didn't agonize about every little thing I put on the card). My lesson ~ sometimes you just need to Let Go A Little!
I realize they are not masterpieces, but that wasn't the intention of this experiment. Sometimes it's about making a work of art & sometimes it's about getting a lot done.
Stay tuned for the rest of my creations in the coming days...
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Riley Collection); Cardstock, Pattern Paper, Ribbon ~ Papertrey Ink; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Embossing Folder ~ Cuttlebug; Ticket Corner punch ~ SU!
ETA: Don't forget to check out Lizzie Anne Designs for the blog candy schedule for this week. The design team members are all taking turns each day this week, so there will be lots of chances to win!