Monday, September 1, 2014

Doodle Pantry: New Monthly Challenge!

Welcome, welcome, friends!  It's time for another monthly challenge over at the Doodle Pantry blog and there are NEW products for sale at the Doodle Pantry store--you will LOVE them!  I'm here today to share a card I made using the Ageless Antiques 2 set...come and take a peek!

Here's the card~

Doodle Pantry products used:

I love vintage looking images and hadn't made a vintage card for some time, so I decided to grab out my distressed and muted toned patterned papers and accents.  I added some crackle accents to the clock face to give the whole thing a more aged feel.  There is one thing about this card that cracks me up--something I didn't notice until the whole thing was done.  Do you see it?  Comment below if so!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my card!  I hope you head on over to the Doodle Pantry blog to join in the fun of our monthly challenge.  Don't forget to grab all the newest products from the store, too! HUGS and happy {digi} stamping to you all!

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House of Cards: September Inspiration Challenge

Hi, friends!  Happy Labor Day to all my US friends--I hope you enjoy your day!  Well, it's time for another monthly challenge over at House of Cards! This month we've got a beautiful fall color/photo inspiration for you from Design Seeds!  You can choose to be inspired by the photo, the colors, part of the photo, whatever!  I cannot WAIT to see what you make of it!

Here's my take~

On this inspiration~

I've used stamps from Inspired By Stamping, twine from my stash, Sakura gels pens (faux stitching), and all other supplies are from Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for stopping by today and for all of your kind comments--they really brighten my day now that I'm back in school and not able to spend as much blogging as I'd like to!  I hope you come and join our challenge at House of Cards and that you're inspired by my creation!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Inspired By Stamping: Hello

Hello! I'm back today with another creation that uses stamps from the Inspired By Stamping online store. I created this card to show the versatility of the seemingly seasonal sets that are available. You can use them year round! 

I started by stamping the "hello" sentiment from the Summer Fun set in black.  I then stamped the same sentiment just a bit to the left using a light blue/turquoise color to create a bit of a shadow effect.  I then stamped the heart from the same Summer Fun set randomly around the sentiment, added some faux stitching, and accented it all with some liquid pearl dots.

After I layered the stamped panel onto the kraft base, I added a few buttons in the same colors I used for stamping to give a sort of an anchor to the main panel.  These were adhered with Glossy Accents.  They highlight the stamping from the Summer Fun set well, I think.

The finished product is a clean and simple card with a different color scheme!  I think it shows how the stamps from the Summer Fun set can be used for cards year round!  This could even be a Valentine!

That's all for me today!  I hope you take a chance to go and grab our newest release from the store and, if you spend $50, you will get a free stamp set!  Also, come and join in the fun of our current challenge, too!  If you use products from the Inspired By Stamping store, link them up in the Customer Gallery as well!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Summer Fun stamp set

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Paper Sweeties September Inspiration Challenge #23 - 'Pretty Pumpkins'

Hi, friends!  It's time for another fabulous challenge over on the Paper Sweeties blog.  Today I'm sharing my creation that was made using items from the Paper Sweeties store and inspired by our challenge--PRETTY PUMPKINS!

Here's my card~

The inspiration~

Paper Sweeties products used:
Beautiful stamps (sentiment)

I couldn't decide on how to create my pumpkins for this card until I saw the Fun Shapes set peeking out at me.  I decided to create some fun shaped pumpkins with some of these shapes and their dies and then adding a ribbon stem and some buttons shaped like leaves!

Check out the rest of the inspiration for this challenge
by vising the blogs in this list~

September Guest Designer: Jill Norwood

Hope you come and join the fun!
HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Good Friends...

Hello, all!  I took some time today to de-stress from school things and make a quick card.  This one is relatively CAS with a lot of shine, so photographing it was a little tricky.  I hope you can get a good feel for it--it's all black and gold. :)

Here's the card~


For these fabulous challenges~

I've used the Everyday Greetings set from the Inspired By Stamping store, some glittery enamel star stickers from Freckled Fawn, Liquid Pearls in Gold by Ranger, gold glitter paper by DCWV, gold embossing powder by Stampendous!, gold sequins from my stash, and all other supplies used are by Stampin' Up!.

Thank you for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  I hope you come and join the fun with these fabulous challenges and that you take some time to create today!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Great Impressions: Teacher Appreciation Gift

Hi, friends!  It's time for another post using stamps from the Great Impressions online store!  Today I have a gift idea for our "Teacher Appreciation Gifts" week!  Come and take a peek!

Here's my card~

Products used: E767 Bubble Over

I decided to make a gift that could go along with this super fun sentiment, and so body wash just seemed to fit the bill!  Who doesn't like some yummy smelling body products?!  What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at this card!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DDD: A Simple Scene + Wednesday Wisdom

Hi, friends!  It's Wednesday, and so that means it's time for me to post a creation using fabulous digi goodness from the Daydream Design's store!  This week I've got a card that is just a simple scene.  No sentiment, just a peaceful little trailer sitting on the grass!

Here's my card~

Products used: Bouquet of Daisies (polka dot paper), Nest To Sky Papers (cloud paper), On The Move Color Set

My "Wednesday Wisdom" this week is to just be still sometimes.  There are times when you don't need a reason to just be.  Rest is imperative to us and to our well being.  In fact, it's a commandment!

"Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death." -Exodus 31:16

Rest is so important that the Lord has commanded us to do so every seven days.  In our fast paced world, we sometimes forget that rest is necessary for us to be able to function correctly.  We need sleep, good food, relaxation to optimize our potential.  How wonderful is it to know that our Father in Heaven knows how important it is, too?  He is surely wise to tell us to take time out!  So, please do that today!  Go and rest and relax in the knowledge of our Lord's love!

Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek at my creation!  I hope you like it and I hope you go grab these digi elements from the Daydream Design's Store!  HUGS and happy {digi} stamping to you all!