Friday, May 25, 2012

Blog Candy Winner and LNS Challenge 174!

Hey there!  Whew!  It's been a busy week around here!  With the husband out of town, and the little man having a birthday (not to mention having to do all the preparations for his birthday party this Sunday), I have not had 5 minutes on the computer!  So...sorry for the long delay, but I did select a winner!  (Well, did, anyway).  

Follower #45 is Stampmomx2sc!  So...congratulations and email me your shipping address so I can get your goodies sent out!

And on to today's share!  Today's share is my submission for this week's LNS Challenge which is Masculine Cards.  When I chose the colors and the DSP, I was totally thinking masculine...then somehow, I ended up with a butterfly on there.  Oh husband likes butterflies so this will likely be his Father's Day card.  For this card, I used the Mojo Monday Sketch for this week, and I also used some of my brand new sneak peek products that I got last week.  Can I just say that the new Firm Foam pads are FABULOUS!  And I really like the new In-Colors.  I'm a happy stamper!

So, here's the Mojo Monday Sketch:

And here's my card:

Supplies: (items in Green are BRAND NEW, and will be available June 1st!
Stamp Sets:  Papaya Collage, Priority Mail (Hostess Set )
Ink:  Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse (all are new In-Colors)
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit (you guessed it-another new In-Color), Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Comfort Cafe' DSP, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Basic Jewels Pearls, Basic Jewels Jumbo Pearls, Stampin Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

We'd love for you to play along with our challenge!  Please click the link below to see what the design team has come up with, and then submit your Masculine and Father's Day cards when you get them done!

Challenge 174
Masculine  cards

In honor of the upcoming Father's day celebrations let's work on masculine cards this week.  Create any card or project for the boys in your life. 

Need some inspiration?  Check out the design team creations HERE

When you get your card created, you can upload it HERE

Thanks for playing with us this week!  Can't wait to see what you create!

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Friday, May 18, 2012

VC Rocks Blog Hop and BLOG CANDY!

Hello crafty hoppers!

Are you enjoying the hop so far?  I hope so...there's a lot of fabulously creative ladies in this group, and I love a reason to visit each of their blogs all in the same day.  My "ideas" folder is overflowing!  If you arrived here from an email, and not from the blog hop path, you're probably wondering what I'm talking about.  This weekend is the first Blog Hop for the VC Rocks group's 2012 Season.  This is an amazing group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators who get together online and host all sorts of challenges, blog hops, and lively conversations in an effort to celebrate the release of the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.  It's really alot of fun to see what the ladies have to post, so please, check out the hop.

To start from the beginning, click HERE to go to the VC Rocks group homepage.  
Or you can just continue from me, and it will eventually loop you back around. we go!
Today's share is a set of coasters I made using the Beau Chateau DSP, which of course will be retiring in just 13 short days.  This was one of my favorite paper packs of this year's catalog, and I will be sad to see it go.

To turn these tiles into coasters, I used a Mod Podge-like glue to adhere the DSP to the top of the coaster.  Then I applied 3 more thin coats of the glue on top of the paper, drying in between each coat with my heat tool.  This not only adheres the paper to the coaster and gives it a glossy look, but it waterproofs it from my sweaty ice-cold sweet tea glass!  To give the coasters a more finished look, I used my Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker to color the edges of the coasters so they wouldn't be such a stark white.  Finally, I applied cork feet to the bottom to make them more stable, and more end-table friendly.

I hope you like today's project...and at the end of the weekend, I will draw a name from all of my current subscribers/follwers, and the lucky winner will receive a set of these coasters and a few other goodies as blog candy!  So, if you like what you see, please be sure to sign up as a follower! you go to see what Tania has in store for you over at Something to Scrap About.

Click HERE to go to the next stop-and Happy Hopping!

Supplies Used:

Beau Chateau DSP
Mod Podge Glossy Decoupage Liquid
Stampin' Write Marker (Crumb Cake)
Cork "feet"

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sorry to See You Go meets Mojo Monday

Hey everyone!

Today's share is a card I whipped up as my submission in TWO challenges going on this week in the blog world.  

First off, the Late Night Stampers offer a challenge every week, and this week's theme is "Sorry to See You Go" which features our favorite soon-to-be-retired products.  We'd love to have you check out the challenge and play along!  It's free to join our Yahoo! group, and there's never any shortage of ideas to be found there.

For Inspiration, check out the design team's work, then upload your OWN sample HERE!  You can also find the link for this challenge, as well as a link to all the other amazing Design Team members' blogs on the right side of my blog.  I'm so excited to have the opportunity to work with these super-talented ladies this year!

Secondly, the sketch I used for this card can be found on the Mojo Monday blog. This week's sketch was designed by Julee Tilman, and is definitely a good one!  Click HERE to check out all the fabulous submissions and to submit your sample for a chance to win some great prizes! 

So here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

Supplies listed below, with soon-to-be-retired items in RED!  Thanks for stopping by, and for leaving me a comment!

Stamps: Just Beleive
Ink: Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Domestic Goddess DSP, Big Shot, Scallop Square Duo Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 5 petal flower punch, 2012-2013 In Color Brads, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

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