Monday, August 31, 2009

Wooohooo ~ I got a page done!

As soon as I saw this fabulous journaling block in the September Month Mix from Lizzie Anne Designs, I knew I HAD to make a scrapbook page with it. AND then I saw the "Dreamer" sentiment & I really wanted to use it for a volleyball page. They worked perfectly together!

This sentiment is perfect for my daughter's club volleyball team last season because they never quit or gave up when they were down. They called themselves, Team Twelve because there were 12 of them, they were all 12 years old, and they were a under 12 team playing in the under 14 league. There were some bad matches, but they continued to work together and ended up having a great year!

HEY ~ check back tomorrow for a fun announcement and some treats!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lost Treasures...

Yesterday, I was going through my files on the computer and couldn't believe my good luck when I found these two OCL cards from the summer release that I have never posted on my blog!

My first card uses the set called Bubbles ~ I just love that sweet little kiss!


My next card is from the Dino-Mite set ~ isn't that texture on the dino super cool? I just colored the image, cut it out and then ran it through my Big Shot with a Cuddlebug embossing plate.


Have a great weekend!


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Makin' Lots of Samples...

Goodness ~ it's been a busy week. I've been doing lots of store samples this week for OCL and thought I'd share this one with you today. This card uses the Friendly Flowers stamp set ~ it's one of my favorites from the Holiday Release.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, August 28, 2009

One of my FAVS!

I made this card the other night & I have to say, it's one of my favorites using the September Monthly Mix from Lizzie Anne Designs! I love the variety of images in the set. Here is the whole ginormous set, if you haven't seen it yet...

Head on over Lizzie Anne to find out all the details on how to sign up for the Monthly Mix Club! There are some FANTASTIC benefits.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Something to Crow About - Sept Monthly Mix); Cardstock ~ PTI; Pattern Paper ~ Reminisce; Ink ~ Palette, Copics; Linen Thread ~ PTI; Nestabilities.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

Hey Ladies,

My winner of the Hugs from a Bug set was...

Post #3 Candy - I love the paper also. A very cool card.

Please send me your contact information & I'll have Kate send your set out!

Thanks for playing!

Double Blooms

How did it get to be Thursday already? Goodness the week is just going by fast!

My project for today features the matching Lizzie Anne Stamp set & Digital Paper Pack called Bloomin' Doodles. Just love both of these products! AND, I love this ribbon technique ~ you will definately be seeing more of this!

Don't forget about the blog candy I still have going on. It's the new Hugs from a Bug set from Chicken Girl Design Stamps. Just leave a comment anywhere on my blog before 9pm Eastern tonight. Please make sure you leave contact information or that you are signed in on blogger when you leave your comment.

Short and sweet today ~ gotta run and finish some new projects.

Supplies Used: Stamps & Digital Paper ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Bloomin' Doodles); Cardstock & Ribbon ~ SU; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Stickles; Edge Punch ~ Fiskars.



Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A little more from the Mix...

The Lizzie Anne Monthly Mix! These wonderful images are from the September Monthly Mix called Something to Crow About ~ Super Cute!

Don't forget about the blog candy I have going on. I have the new Hugs from a Bug set up for grabs from Chicken Girl Design Stamps. (You remember that cute little bee I posted the other day?) Just leave a comment anywhere on my blog before Thursday, August 27th at 9pm Eastern. Please make sure you leave contact information or that you are signed in on blogger when you leave your comment.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (September Monthly Mix - Something to Crow About
); Cardstock & Pattern Paper ~ SU; Trim ~ May Arts; Ink ~ Palette, Copics, white pen; Buttons ~ Papertrey Ink; Nestabilities.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Challenge & Some CANDY!

DON'T FORGET TO READ ALL THE WAY TO THE END!

Each month, the i{heart}papers design team has a team challenge and this time it's the ABC/123 Challenge. I didn't get it at first either ~ but here are the guidelines. You use just one sentiment (that's the ABC part), two embellishments, and three layers (including the card base)! Talk about a challenge for me ~ WOW!

So on my card, I used one of the new sentiments from the Into the Forest set by Chicken Girl Design Stamps. I also added the sweet little flower at the bottom of the card ~ not too sure if I was supposed to do that or not ~ LOL! The two embellishments are the ribbon and button and the three layers are the card base, the pattern paper, and the label with the sentiment.

Supplies from i{heart}papers: Stamps ~ Chicken Girl Designs (Into the Forest); Pattern Paper ~ My Minds Eye (Grow); Ink ~ Palette & atyou Spica Glitter pens.

You'll have to go check out what all the other girls did today ~

Carolyn (bklynstamper)

Cathleen (Crooked Card Creations)

Deb (With a Stamp and a Song)

Gretchen (Happiness Is. . .)

Lynn (Stamperosity)

Megan (Megan Lock Designs)

Tracy (Who IsTracy?)

Loretta (Love To Create)

Judy (Joy in a JAR)

Tammy (Stamp Happy)

Lori (Inking Aloud)

Kate i{heart}papers Blog



OK ~ so now it's time for CANDY! WOOHOOO! I have the new Hugs from a Bug set up for grabs from Chicken Girl Design Stamps. (You remember that cute little bee I posted yesterday ~ YUP, that's the set!) Just leave a comment anywhere on my blog before Thursday, August 27th at 9pm Eastern. Please make sure you leave contact information or that you are signed in on blogger when you leave your comment.

Monday, August 24, 2009

SCS Featured Stamper Challenge

It's Monday Peeps & I'm just buzzing on in to say HELLO! I have high hopes of getting lots and lots done this week. Kids @ school + hubby on the road = STAMPING TIME for me!

My project for today is for the Featured Stamper Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers. I wish I had more time for challenges, but sometimes it's hard to fit them in. Anyway, I decided to just make time for one this weekend and dig into Joann's beautiful card set gallery. THESE are the card she made ~ and here is my cute little bee....

I loved the layout, but changed the stamp and the colors. Also, rather than another piece of pattern paper across the card, I used the ribbon.

By the way ~ check in tomorrow for something pretty SWEET & another challenge card!

Supplies from i{heart}papers: Stamps ~ Chicken Girl Design Stamps (Hugs from a Bug); Nestabilities; Ink ~ Palette, atyou Spica glitter pen; Sparkly Fluff by Our Craft Lounge.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Funky Little Bloom!

I really like this flower that came in the Bloomin' Doodles set by Lizzie Anne Designs ~ it's so funky and fresh! I took the background from In the Background set ~ which has some fantastic images for making your own patterned background.

Have a Happy Sunday!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Bloomin' Doodles, In the Background, Everyday Sayings); Cardstock ~ SU; Pattern Paper ~ Bloomin' Doodles Digital Paper by Lizzie Anne Designs; Ink ~ SU, Versamark; Button & Ribbon ~ SU; Edge Punch ~ Fiskars.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lizzie Anne Blooms...

It's the weekend & I hope it's a great one for you!

My project today is from the Bloomin' Doodles set by Lizzie Anne Designs. I love the flower sets by Lizzie Anne, and this one is probably in my top 2 or 3! The simple layout uses the Top Note Die from SU and the fun dotted paper is from Bazzill.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Bloomin' Doodles); Cardstock ~ Bazzill, PTI, SU; Ink, Ribbon, Eyelet, Die Cut ~ SU; Gems ~ Kaiser Krafts.

Friday, August 21, 2009

New Sketch from Lizzie Anne Designs...

Happy Friday Peeps! Today I played with the weekly sketch from Lizzie Anne Designs. Here is the link over on Lizzie Anne Land ~ super fun! The twist is to add several pattern papers together. You know I LOVE that! For my sample, I used one of the new stamps in the September Monthly Mix {Something to Crow About}. I love the flower inside the set ~ it's perfect for paper piecing.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (September Monthly Mix ~ Something to Crow About); Cardstock ~ PTI, SU; Ink ~ Palette, Copics; Pattern Paper ~ My Minds Eye; Ribbon/Eyelets ~ SU.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Life is a Picnic...

When it's picnic time, I DON'T like all the little creepy crawlies that come along with it; however, this is one of the cutest little ants I've ever seen. Who wouldn't want to share a lunch with this little guy from the Hugs from a Bug set by Chicken Girl Designs?


Supplies from i{heart}papers: Stamps ~ Chicken Girl Designs (Hugs from a Bug); Nestabilities; Ink ~ Palette.

Hope you have a splendid day! Now that my kids are back in school, I am hoping to get some solid time in my stamping area again (if I can stay out of my car long enough from being the taxi service). They just started back to school yesterday & both had great days. Here are a few pictures of my new 7th grader & 4th grader...



Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Grow with Love...

Happy Wednesday! It's the first day of school for my kids today & I have a feeling it's going to feel like a very long day to them ~ and probably for me too!

Today my project uses this gorgeous single image from Lizzie Anne Designs called Grow with Love. I just love using these flowers. HERE IS another card I made several weeks ago with the same image. The sketch I used on today's card is from Taylor's Blog.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Grow with Love); Cardstock & Ribbon ~ SU; Pattern Paper ~ Basic Grey; Ink ~ Palette, Copics; Kaiser pearls; Edge punch ~ Fiskars.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What a bunch of NUTS!


Hey everyone! I'm home from my retreat & what a WONDERFUL time we had! WOW ~ nothing can compare to spending time and laughing with your girlfriends. One of my favorite memories was on the last night when 15 of us were all packed into one of the bedrooms talking and laughing until 1:45am! We all knew we would be packing up and leaving the next morning, but we didn't want the weekend to end.

OK ~ that was fun, but on with to my project for today. This cute little guy is from the Into the Forest set by Chicken Girl Design stamps available only from i{heart}papers.

Supplies from i{heart}papers: Stamps ~ Chicken Girl Design stamps (Into the Forest); Pattern Paper ~ My Minds Eye; Ink ~ Palette; Nestabilities.


Monday, August 17, 2009

A simple little tree...

Here are a few more fantastic images from the September Monthly Mix by Lizzie Anne Designs. These kits are turning out to be some of my favorite new images by Lizzie anne Designs ~ LOVE THEM!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (September Monthly Mix); Cardstock, Ribbon, Button & Ink ~ PTI; Edge Punch ~ Fiskars; Nestibilities.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

September Monthly Mix Sneak Peek

Here's a quick little peek at one of the images in the next Monthly Mix for September by Lizzie Anne Designs. I love these kits! There are tons of fabulous images in them. In fact, if you want to see all the great images, head on over to the Lizzie Anne Blog for a look.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (September Monthly Mix); Cardstock & Ribbon ~ SU; Pattern Paper ~ October Afternoon; Ink ~ Palette, Copics; Nestabilities.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I have great friends...

And this is just a little something I put together for them! I can't say much more right now, because many of the girls who weren't able to attend the retreat are waiting for a special package in the mail. I love my girlfriends!


Friday, August 14, 2009

Retreat Surprise #1

As I mentioned yesterday, I am currently at an annual retreat in Wisconsin with some of my best friends. Each year the host makes name tags for the girls attending. This year my friend Michelle came up with these wonderful grunge paper flowers. She came over a few weeks ago and we painted them with acrylic paint and had a fantastic time laying them with different colors and textures.

Here are all of the name tags ~ we were thrilled with how they turned out & each one is unique.

We clipped the name tags to an adorable canvas bag that our friend Robin found. I can't share just yet what was inside, but tomorrow I'll show something that I made with it.

HAVE A HAPPY, HAPPY DAY!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bee my honey...

Cute, cute, cute! I think this bee is just so sweet! This little guy is from the new set called Hugs from a Bug by Chicken Girl Design Stamps at i{heart}papers.

Supplies from i{heart}papers: Stamps ~ Chicken Girl Design Stamps (Hugs from a Bug); Oval Nestabilities & Scallop Oval Nestabililties; Ink ~ Palette; atyou Glitter Pen (yellow); gems ~ Hero Arts.

I'm on the road right now on my way to my wonderful annual retreat center in Wisconsin with some of my best friends. Everyone should be arriving at some point today and we will be here all weekend. I've been preparing for this for the past year because this year I volunteered to host along with 2 other girls. It's been a great experience & we can't wait to share all the surprises we have in store for the girls. I'm so excited! I'll have some posts over the next few days that show some of those surprises.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Game ON!

It's almost time for school again and that means sports will begin as well. Our Craft Lounge has some great school sets like Bookworm, Back 2 School & Game On! They are perfect for all your school needs both academic and sports releated.

My first card today uses both the Back 2 School set & Game On! I thought the 1st Place ribbon turned out fun!

My second card uses just the Game On set; however, I paired it up with this great paper from Doodlebug I found in my stash!

Did you know that on the Our Craft Lounge site, they have a gallery for each set? Just click on the Image Gallery button at the bottom of each set & then enlarge the images to see all the detail.

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