Friday, June 22, 2012

Challenge 178 Add an Insect!


Happy Friday to everyone!  I hope you're enjoying the dreadful heat and humidity!  At least, that's what the weather here in Northern Virginia is.  That's ok...perfect reason to stay inside where there's AC and CRAFT!

So today's share is for this week's LNS Challenge.  We have a great challenge this week to welcome in Summer.  We all know that Summer means more insects-bees, ants, ladybugs, etc.  So in honor of Summer having begun on Wednesday, we will be celebrating insects!

Challenge 178
Add an insect
This week you must have an insect on your card, scrapbook page, project or any thing else you can think of to papercraft.

As has been very popular this week, I too used the butterfly as my insect.  I've always kept a good distance from anything that crawls, buzzes, or scurries, so...I went with the "girly" insect...

I CASEd this card from Stampin' Connection, but can't remember whose work it was, so if you can identify it, please, let me know so I can give credit where it's due!

Need some inspiration?  Check out the design team creations HERE    

When you get your creation made you can upload it HERE    

Can't wait to see what insects you include in your projects!

Thanks for looking!

Stamps:  Kindness Matters, Word Play
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink:  Early Espresso
Accessories:  Daffodil Delight 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon, Pool Party, Gumball Green, and Raspberry Ripple Stampin' Write Markers, Mat Pack, Decorative Label Punch, Basic Jewels Rhinestones

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Friday, June 15, 2012

ABC Challenge

Hey there!

It's Friday again, so that means it's my turn to post for the LNS Challenge!  This week's challenge is an ABC Challenge, so we were supposed to make "Anything But a Card".  These little projects are doubling as my party favor gifts for guests of our Father's Day BBQ tomorrow, so I hope people like them.  I got the idea from Stampin' Connection...can't remember who did it.

So here they are:

Stamps: NONE (surprising, right?)
Ink:  NONE (no stamps, no ink!)
Carstock:  Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories:  Spring Fever (Retired) Simply Scrappin' Kit, Big Top Birthday Quick Accents, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon, Designer Label Punch, Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, Fabric, Canning Jars, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!  Comments appreciated!

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Liebster Award and LNS Challenge

Hey there! 
I have a couple things for ya today-first off, I wanted to share how excited I am that I have been chosen for the Liebster Award!

 I got a message yesterday from Shannon over at Shan's Scaredy Cat Creations that she was giving me the Liebster Award. Thanks Shannon!

For those of you that don't know about this, it's to promote up and coming blogs, ones that generally have less than 200 followers.

The rules are simple-

1- Thank your Liebster Blog Award Presenter on your blog (Thanks for making my day Shannon!)
2- Link back to the presenter
3- Pick 5 of your favorite blogs with less than 200 followers
4- Notify them by leaving a comment on their blog
5- Put the blog award on your blog

Here are my 5 picks.
1.)Melissa Sunde at Uptown Creations
2.)Kylie Clemmence at Stampin' With Kylie
3.)Jean Piersanti at Beauty and the Stamper
4.)Heidi Baks at Running With Scissors
5.)Tina Munzke at Crafted with Class

I hope you will all go visit these fantastic blogs and leave them some love!

Next's Friday, which means it's my turn to post for the Late Night Stamper weekly challenge!

This week's challenge is a color challenge using the colors
 Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi

Our challenge is for you to make a card, scrapbook page, project, or any other item you can think of using the colors listed above.  We can't wait to see your beautiful works of art!

Need some inspiration?  
Check out the design team samples HERE    
When you get your creation made you can upload it HERE

So here's my creation-I hope you like it, and look forward to your comments.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Pennant Parade
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Spring Fever Simply Scrappin' Kit DSP (Retired), DSP Pack Subtles, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, 1" Square Punch, Gold Brads, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Lollipop Stick, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

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