Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Skipping Stones Design: Sketch #113

Good Morning! Today's post is bitter sweet.  This is my last week as guest designer over at Skipping Stones Design.  I really had a blast working with everyone!  Thank you Jennifer for allowing me to work with your stamp sets and to Pamela for providing some great sketches this month.

For this week's sketch challenge, I used the Funny Coffee stamp set.  I colored in the cup sleeve with a crumb cake marker. I wanted to incorporate some buttons, and I used the neutral collection from SU!.

I am also entering this card in the sentimental sundays challenge blog where this week's theme is dry embossing.

I had so much fun with this sketch that I decided to make another card using Grunge and Fangs or Fur stamp sets.  I have a video on this card that will be posted later on today.

Don't forget to go by Skipping Stones Design and play along in the challenge!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jennuine Crafts: Krafty Girls DT Call

Jennuine Crafts: Krafty Girls DT Call: Hey Guys!! Did you know that my BFF, Maribel , and I started our own challenge blog? It is launching on Valentine's Day. You won't want t...

Friday, January 27, 2012

It's a Guy Thing! (2012-15)

Today is DT day over at Cardz TV! I am so excited for this week's theme!  It's a guy thing!  I don't have too many guys in my life, there are mostly women in my family.  Seriously, I can count the men on two hands.

I love how this card turned out.  I used two techniques: masking and brayering.  I used my Cameo to cut out the mountains, grass, and the cowboy.  Don't you just love how you can just purchase the images that you want instead of paying $40-$80 for a cartridge.  I used the Cardz TV "It's A Guy Thing" stamp set.

Make sure you stop by Cardz TV because Mary is giving away a stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Heart Pouch (2012-14)

It's hump day!  I have a cute little project for you today.  I came across a heart pouch that someone had made using some heart dies and I wanted to make my own with a twist.  Using my Cameo, I cut these hearts and I cut the brown heart twice to create the pouch.  You are going to want to use sticky strip for the pouch. 

I used some Bo Bunny ribbon to line the edges of the heart.  Again, use some sticky strip to keep the ribbon from coming off.  I used the Be Mine stamp set from Pink By Design.  I added some pearls for some added accents.  On the inside of the pouch, I punched two holes to add some ribbon and it's ready to be hung outside your love one's door for V-Day!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

SSD Sketch 112 (2012-13)

Good Morning Everyone! This month I am guest designing over at Skipping Stones Design.  Don't forget to check them because they have some extremely great stamps that are are both cute and funny.  
Here is the sketch this week that we are using:

Here is my take on the sketch...

For my card, I used the Funny About Men stamp set.  I love this set! It's so funny and charming.  I used a paper from Hobby Lobby called Fairy Princess.  I used my Stampin' Up! markers to color in the frog.  I love how this card came out! I hope you give Skipping Stones Design a try!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Elegant Treat Box (2012-12)

Hello crafters! I have another silhouette project for you today. I have to say that I am really enjoying my new Cameo.  I just love it!  I found this really cool treat box (or bag) in the silhouette store.  The one thing I love about the Cameo is that all of the score lines are done for you without it looking too obvious.  I used the latest K&Company Valentine's Day paper pack for my box.  To keep the box closed, I added some velcro.

In a project that will go live on Wednesday, I had some left over hearts nd incorporated them into this project. Using the Pink By Design Flirty Girl stamp set, I added my sentiment in two steps.  I used some Recollection paper roses and finished the box off with some victorian lace ribbon from Stampin' Up!

Hope you enjoy!

P.S. I am one away from reaching 200 followers.  I am planning a really good giveaway when there is a 200th follower.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Olivia Enters Crafting (2012-11)

Hello Crafters!  What do you get when add the Cameo, Nick, Jr, and Pink By Design Stamps?  One cute card.  That's right! Olivia has entered my crafting world.  When I say this in the Silhouette store, I had to have them all.  My daughter loves Olivia and I knew that she would love to receive this card. 

This is the first project I am posting using my Cameo and I have to say that I completely love it! Poor Cricut seems to be getting neglected but what can I say except that it's great to only buy the images that you want and don't have to spend a lot of money doing so. 

For my card, I used the Cameo machine and the Olivia and Julian image.  Also, I used the Pink by Design Script stamp set and the Be Mine stamp set.  I absolutely love this card.  There will be more Olivia cards coming because I brought 19 of the images. I may call it the Olivia Series.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

CTMH Sneak Peek (2012-10)

Here is a sneak peek of what is to be released next month in the new CTMH idea book.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's June in January (2012-09)

Hello Crafters!! Today is the day for another Cricut Cardz Challenge on Cards TV.  The them is "It's June in January" and make a card for any occasion using any cartridges or colors, with Summer as your theme.

For my card, I used Enjoyed the Season Cricut Imagine Cartridge.  The pattern for the card is a matchbook style card that I got from the Wishes Card Confidence Program.  I cut the image out at 3", twice for layering.  In order to keep the side closed, I added two buttons.  The sentiment is from Pink By Design Summer Vacation.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SSD Challenge #111 and PMS Sale (2012-08)

Happy Tuesday!  It's back to work for me, but I rather be at home crafting.  This month I am guest designing over at Skipping Stones Design.  You must check them because they have some extremely great stamps that are are both cute and funny. 

Here is the sketch this week that we are using:

For my card, I am using the Grudge stamp set.  I stamped the wood background using Creme Brulee ink and punched out the circles using a 1 3/8 circle punch.  Using Juniper ink, I stamped the sentiment Thanks.  The card base is Colonial White and I sponged the edges with the Creme Brulee.  I used some pattern paper from the Typeset paper pack and used a distressing tool around the edges.  Lastly, I added some crinkle ribbon to finish off the card. 

PMS(Purchase More Stamps) sale starting Sunday.....going through Sunday the 22nd at midnight. 
Here is how it works
Buy 1 set and save 5% Enter PMS1 at checkout
Buy 2 sets and save 10% Enter PMS2 at checkout
Buy 3 sets and save 15% Enter PMS3 at checkout
Buy 4 sets and save 20% Enter PMS4 at checkout
Buy 5 sets and save 25% Enter PMS5 at checkout
Buy 6 sets OR MORE and SAVE 30% on every set you buy-no limit!!!
Enter PMS6 at checkout
Here are some of my favorites sets.
Funny Coffee

Sassy Shoes

Friday, January 13, 2012

CTV DT Challenge #3 (2012-07)

It's time for another challenge over for Cardz TV Stamps.  For CTV Challenge #3, make a card for any occasion using one or all of the 3 R's...Ribbon, Rhinestones or Rick Rack. 

For my R, I decided to use ribbon on my card.  I use a sketch from the Originals Card Confidence Program.  I used the Yummy Cricut Imagine cartridge for the pattern paper and the cupcake.  I used the Cardz TV Make A Wish stamp set for the sentiment.

Don't forget to join us in the challenge!  You have until Sunday January 15th to enter the challenge and have a chance to win your choice of a Cardz TV stamp set, which is sponsored by Mary!

I am entering this card into the Birthday Sundaes and Cupcake Inspiration Challenges!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Skipping Stones Designs Blog Hop (2012-06)

Welcome to Sketch Challenge #110 and the release of Grunge Two! If you just came from
Katie Gehring's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just happened along my blog today, start at the beginning of the hop at Skipping StonesDesign.  The entire hop order is there and you can hop from blog to blog with ease.

You Da Man
I love this stamp set.  Have you ever wanted to make a manly card?  Well, Grudge 2 is the stamp set to get!  I used Neehah cardstock for the base of the card and for my stamping.  The pattern paper is from the retired SU! pack called Nautical. 
Be sure to hop along and leave comments on all the fabulous designers’ blogs.  This month we are welcoming Candice Fields (me), Emily Leiphart and Julie Day to our team as Guest Designers!  Pamela Young will be providing all the fabulous sketch inspiration this month including the sketch we're using in today's hop!
Here is the sketch and don't forget to play along with us!

Head over to Shannon Teubner's blog for some more Skipping Stones Design inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sneak Peek (2012-05)

Good Evening! Today has been a busy day for me.  I am showing you a quick sneak peek of tomorrow's blog hop over at Skipping Stones Design!  Don't forget to stop by to see tomorrow's project!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Paper Cutz Challenge (2012-04)

Have you noticed something new on my blog?  I have added a new page my that is in conjunction with my CoutureStamping blog.  The Couture Stamping Boutique is where I will be having my personal specials on kits.  To start the shop off, I am offering 4 CTMH Workshop on the Go kits for $27.

Now on to the challenge.  Today is challenge day over at Paper Cutz Challenge.  The theme is Happy New Year!  For my card, I used a paper pad from K & Company.  I used Art Philosophy and some blushing bride card stock to cut the 2012.  I used the Pink By Design It's a Date stamp set for the calendar.  I wanted to add another embellishment, so I added the clip to the the calendarI sponged everything in Rich Cocoa ink.  I really love how this card came out.

Please stop the PCC to play along in the challenge.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year (2012-03)

Today is a special day for me because my baby girl, Andrea, turns 5.  I can't believe how fast the time flew on by.  Not only is she 5, but she has 2 loose teeth.

Onto today's post! It's challenge day over at Cricut Cardz Challenge.  This week's theme is to make a New Year card using any cartridge or colors you like. 

For my card, I used the Wishes How-To Book for the layout of my card.  I used the Grudge stamp set from Skipping Stones Design for the background of the top layer.  For the sentiment, I used Cardz TV Ticket Talk Stamp Set.  For the star, I used the Sophisicated Cricut Cartridge.

Please join us over for this week's challenge!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cheers! (2012-02)

Good Morning!  I am super excited to bring this post to you.  This month I am guest designing over at Skipping Stones Design.  This week's challenge is anything goes.  For my card, I used the Margarita Birthday stamp set.  I paired this stamp set with the Sonoma paper pack from Close to My Heart.  I used some vanilla ribbion that I had in my stash and decided to dirty it up with some Rich Coca ink. I decided to add a SU! Antique Brad, which I cut the back off and used glue dots to adhere to the ribbon. 

Please join us over at Skipping Stones Design for this week's challenge.

Margarita Birthday Stamp Set
CTMH Sonoma Paper Pack
SU! Antique Brads
Olive Ink
Smokey Plum Ink
Vanilla Ribbon
Rich Coco Ink
Glue Dots

Monday, January 2, 2012

Skipping Stones Designs Guest Designer (2012-01)

Welcome to 2012!  I hope everyone is starting the New Year off on the right track.  I know I am.  I am trying to get my craftroom back in order and most importantly - organized! 

This is going to be a quick post. I wanted to let everyone know that I will be a guest designer over at Skipping Stones Design for the month of Janurary.  I am super excited!

Here is alittle bit information about Skipping Stones Design from the website:

Our Mission statement:

To help papercrafters share the gift of laughter one stamp at a time.

Laughter is the one common thread that holds us together. It is there for us even when life is falling apart at the seems. Laughter ties closer the bonds of friends and family. It is the cement of good memories, and is the medicine that cures whatever ills you.

Here are two previous cards I made using SSD stamps.