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Friday, July 31, 2015

5th Blogiversary Giveaway!

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Hi, all!  I am SUPER DUPER excited today to say that I have been blogging for 5 years this month!  HOORAY!  To celebrate, I've got some amazing sponsors who are giving away some wonderful prizes!

Here are my wonderfully fabulous sponsors~



Each sponsor is a chance to win, so you've got FIVE chances to win!  I guess your next question is, "How do I win?".  Well, it's REALLY EASY.  There are just FIVE rules, since it's my FIFTH blogiversary! ;)
  1. Follow my blog.
  2. Add my giveaway button (later in this blog post) to your sidebar, linked back to THIS POST.
  3. Mention this giveaway in a blog post (or more than one) and link back to THIS POST.
  4. Link up the card you made for your blog post with the link back to THIS POST in the linky list below.  This mention could be in ANY POST for ANY CARD YOU MAKE from today until July 31st!
  5. Leave me a comment below!  Please include which of the 5 prizes you'd like most--you may only choose one! ;)
If you want to make a special card specifically for this giveaway, you can, but it is not required.  Just add the blurb into any old post, and you're golden!  YOU HAVE UNTIL 11:55PM CST ON JULY 31, 2015 TO LINK UP.


That's all for me right now!  I hope you join the fun--I love being able to give away freebies to my fabulous blogging friends!  Thanks for stopping by and for all your amazing support over the past five years.  I feel so blessed to know each of you, and to be a part of this fantastic online community!  HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)



Monday, July 6, 2015

Sprinkles!


Hello, everyone!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I'm here to share a fun card I made for a couple of fun and inspirational challenges--especially the Cupcake Inspirations Sprinkles challenge that is sponsored by Paper Sweeties!  Take a peek at my card...


I started by stamping and coloring the rainbow image from the Rainbows and Roses stamp set.  I colored it in with Sakura glitter gel pens for some shine and texture.  I then stamped the clouds and filled them with Stickles.  I cut them out then layered them onto the rainbow.  I added it to my card base, gussied up with some fun patterned paper from The Stamps of Life Celebrate Collection Patterned Paper Pad, and then SPRINKLED some enamel dots in fun rainbow colors for more color and dimension.


The sentiment, also from the Rainbows and Roses stamp set, was stamped onto white card, then matted with kraft card and popped up onto the card using foam adhesive.  I LOVE this fun sentiment/image combo! :)


This card was SO fun to make!  I LOVE the versatility of the stamps from Paper Sweeties--so much fun to work with.  I hope you like my card, too!  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges~




That's all for now, friends!  Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek!  I hope you take some time to join in the fun of these fabulous challenges!  OH, DON'T FORGET TO JOIN MY 5 YEAR BLOGIVERSARY, TOO!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, all! :)

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Project supplies:
 Celebrate Collection Patterned Paper Pad

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Great Impression: Use Your Favorite Stamp{s}!


Hey, chickies!  It's time for another monthly challenge at Great Impressions, and I'm here to share a card using some of my FAVORITE Great Impressions stamps!  That's our challenge--USE YOUR FAVORITE STAMP!  Take a peek at my card...


This little gal is G524 Birdie With Kite.  I created a fun scene with by watercoloring my bird and then repeatedly stamping G426 Whimsical Cloud to make her look like she is soaring through the sky.


The sentiment, C480 Hey Chickie, seemed the perfect choice for this card!  I stamped it, cut it into a banner, then matted it with black cardstock.


I decided to add a resin flower with some punched leaves to add a bit more color and interest to my card.  I think it was a good choice. ;)


I then added my focal panel to a card base that was gussied up with some houndstooth printed paper.  I kept it black and white so that the colors of the bird and flower would POP.  I really thing this is pretty cute, aside from my poor watercoloring skills. ;)  What do you think?  I'd love for you to let me know in the comments below!


That's all for me today, friends.  THANK YOU so much for stopping by to take a peek at my card!  I hope you come and join our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Project supplies:
8270 - Whimsical Clouds Rubber Stamp - SKU: G426
G426 Whimsical Cloud
New stamps!

CASE-ing Christmas: More Blog Hop!


Hi, friends!  Welcome to the CASE-ing Christmas "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" blog hop!  There will be prizes from fabulous sponsors, and the challenge will be a bit different from what we usually do, but we think you'll like it!  You should have arrived here from The CASE-ing Christmas blog.  Make sure to complete the whole hop for the most chances to win a prize from our sponsors!


Our sponsors are~

I've made a few cards using different sponsor products, and I'll be sharing them throughout the 2 weeks of the hop.  Today, I have my card using a beautiful products from DeeDee's Digis!  I CASEd THIS CARD and used the polka dot papers and colors as my inspiration.  Take a peek...


The image I used is from the Mistletoe & Holly set.  I printed it out onto shimmer cardstock, then fussy cut it out layered it onto some tags from the Krafty Christmas Set.  The sentiment is from the same set as the image.



I added some polka dotted paper, pearls, some ribbon, and a punched pieces to the base of the card to finish it off.  I think this turned out very elegantly!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


That's all for me today, friends!  Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by to take a peek at my card!  I'll be back every odd day with another card featuring sponsor images for the CASE-ing Christmas hop--please do come and join the fun!  Don't forget to check out the inspiration from the other gals, too!

Here's the hop list for you to follow~

Your next stop is Asha, so get to hopping!  Afterwards, come back and link up with us.  We cannot WAIT to see what you create for us this month!  HUGS and Merry stamping, friends! :)

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Friday, July 3, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas: Christmas in July Blog Hop!


Hi, friends!  Welcome to the CASE-ing Christmas "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" blog hop!  There will be prizes from fabulous sponsors, and the challenge will be a bit different from what we usually do, but we think you'll like it!  You should have arrived here from The CASE-ing Christmas blog.  Make sure to complete the whole hop for the most chances to win a prize from our sponsors!

Our sponsors are~

I've made a few cards using different sponsor products, and I'll be sharing them throughout the 2 weeks of the hop.  Up first, my card using a darling image by All Dressed Up!  I CASEd THIS CARD and used the square shape, glitter bling, and strip across the center as my inspiration. Take a peek...


The image I used is called Christmas Post.  I water colored it before adding it to my card.  A white enamel star was added for more shine, and I fussy cut out the sign from a second print out to pop up for more dimension.


I added some ribbon, glitter paper, and rhinestones to the base of the card to finish it off.  I think this is super darling--all thanks to the image from All Dressed Up!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


That's all for me today, friends!  Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by to take a peek at my card!  I'll be back every odd day with another card featuring sponsor images for the CASE-ing Christmas hop--please do come and join the fun!  Don't forget to check out the inspiration from the other gals, too!

Here's the hop list for you to follow~

Your next stop is Asha, so get to hopping!  Afterwards, come back and link up with us.  We cannot WAIT to see what you create for us this month!  HUGS and Merry stamping, friends! :)

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Superstar Birthday!


Hello, friends!  Welcome back to my blog!  Today I've got a fun side-step card using products from The Stamps of Life...with a birthday theme!  Come take a peek...


This fun card base and elements were cut with the Sizzix Happy Birthday Step-ups Card Die Set.  I used Gingersnap, Strawberry, Kiwi, and Sky cardstock. 


The patterned paper is from the Happy Collection Patterned Paper Pad.  I stamped images from the stars2stamp set using Licorice ink.


Some green seam binding ribbon, EXCLUSIVELY from a card kit from The Stamps of Life, finished off the card.  I think this is super fun!  I LOVE the colors--so bright and cheerful!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear in the comments below!

That's all for me today!  THANK YOU so much for stopping by!  I love when you do!  I hope you hop over to The Stamps of Life online store and check out these fun products!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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