Wednesday, February 29, 2012

CCC #103 (2012-28)

Hello everyone! Can you believe that today is the last day of February!  I am ready for spring to arrive.  Today, I can a card for the Cricut Cardz Challenge.  The theme of this challenge is (insert theme).  You have to make a card with an image of a cake or cupcake, using any colors or cartridge that you like. 
For my card, I used the Cricut Alphabet cartridge that is installed on the Expression 2.    It had been awhile since I used my E2 that it was time to bring it out and dust it off.  I used a card sketch from the Originals How-To-Program from Close ToMy Heart. 
Please stop by CardzTV and play along with us in this fun challenge.  Don't forget that you can receive 10% off Close To My Heart purchase this week only.  Just email me (stampinpearls at gmail dot com) what you like to order and I will invoice you.  Visit my store.

Monday, February 27, 2012

A True Friend (2012-27)

Hello Friends! Today I have a card for you that I made using graphic files from Lettering Delights.  I love using my cameo to cut out graphic files and digital stamps.  It has made life so much easier.  I still love to piece together cuts, but when you know an image is going to have multiple small pieces, you can get discouraged.  I wanted to experiment with using graphic files.  I will probably be doing a remake of this card.


Image - Lettering Delights
Stamps - Just A Number  CTMH
All Girl Recollections Paper
Memento Ink
Rhinestones - SU!'
Cardstock - SU!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Biirthday Sundaes Sponsor

Good Afternoon! I am sponsoring this week's challenge for Birthday Sundaes. You have to participate in the challenge to be placed into the drawing. For the challenge, I will be giving away the Fashionista stamp set.

Also, for this week only, you can receive 10% off your order. You have to order through me. Visit my store, and email me your order. I will email you a Paypal invoice so you can submit your payment. Your order will be placed once payment has been received. Your order will be shipped directly from Close To My Heart.

Thank you!

Friday, February 24, 2012

You're Berry Sweet (2012-26)

Good Morning!  Today is DT day for Cardz TV Stamps.This challenge's theme is Anything Goes.  For my card, I decided to try something different. I used pattern cardstock for my base.  I know that this is nothing new, but I usually do not use pattern cardstock for my bases.  I used the DCWV Lap of Luxury stack and it has a satin finish.  TIP: When stamping on satin finish cardstock, you need to use StazOn ink rather than dye base ink.  The strawberry image is a file from the Silhouette Online Store.  I just love working with my Cameo, it's so much more economical.  Don't get me wrong, I still love my Cricut too!  I used the Garden Greeting Cardz TV stamp set.  It's so cute and punny.

Don't forget to stop by Cardz TV and play along with us.  Mary will be giving away a set of stamps!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm So Proud of You!

Hi Crafters!  I was playing around with some sketches from CPS-Card Sketches and I came up with this cute card.  I stamped the sentiment in Creme Brulee ink and it didn't come out so clear, but it says "I'm so proud of you!".

Typeset Paper Pack
Blue Ribbon Stamp Set
Cricut Art Philosophy
Juniper and Creme Brulee Ink

All of these products can be purchased at Couture Stamping Store.  Be sure to stop by Couture Stamping on Sunday February 26th because I am sponsoring my first challenge and I will have a week long special going on.  You will not want to miss out!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Let Go and Let God (2012-25)

Hello crafters!  Today I have a card for you that I made using Sweet 'N Sassy Let Go and Let God stamp set.  I just love this set and I really needed it this week.  I had to put some things in God's hand and let him handle the situation.  Only God knows my heart, and people are going to have to answer to him when judgment day comes.

I used a sketch from CPS, but I didn't have time to enter it into their Anniversary challenges.  Also, I am entering this card into the Sentimental Sundays challenge where the theme is to focus on the sentiment.


Sweet 'N Sassy "Let Go, Let God" stamp set
SU! Punch Potpourri stamp set
SU! Bliss stamp set (retired)
SU! Butterfly punch
Rich Cocoa Memento Ink
SU! Old Olive Satin Ribbon
SU! Rhinestones

Thursday, February 16, 2012

You Brighten Up My Day (2012-24)

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a card that I made using my Silhouette.  I just love the tale of Peter Rabbit and when I saw that the Silhouette Store carries the images, I had to pick up a few.  I used a sketch from Card Positioning System.  Thank you for stopping by!


CardStock - SU!
Recollection paper pad - Romantique
PBD Stamps - Friends To The End
Pearls from SU!
Ink - Mementos and SU!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Winner of the Follower Giveaway

Hello Everyone! This is my second post of day, but it's a quick one.  The winner of my follower giveaway, as selected f rom, is #26

 Frank-lee Speaking said

Congratulations Candice on your New Blog and your 200+ followers here. Thanks for a chance to win some of your fabulous blog candy. I'm a new follower of your new blog. Would love to see some stamping videos with your CTMH products. Smooches... Felicia

Congratulations Felicia!  I will be contacting you!

By the way, I will be selecting a winner for Couture Stamping's followers giveaway next week.  Stop by and become a follower for a chance to win.

Cricut Cardz Challenge #102 (2012-23)

Happy Wednesday! As I write this post, I am still under the weather.  I will be happy when I get rid of this cold.  Today is challenge day for Cricut Cardz Challenge over at Cardz TV.  This week theme is "A Stitch in Time".  We had to make a card with stitching or faux stitching, using any cartridge or colors.  I used a sketch from Card Positioning System for my card.  I used the Cricut Imagine and Best Friends for the image and to print the color cardstock.  I cut an extra red balloon to pop for some added dimension. I used the Cardz TV Stamp Set "Make a Wish" for my sentiment.

I hope you join us over at Cardz TV for this week's challenge!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Winner...Cardz TV Blog Hop

Good Morning, I hope everyone is enjoying their Tuesday.  I am getting over a cold from all this change in weather.

First off, I want to thank everyone for the sweet comments and to my new followers.  I have received a couple of request on videos and projects people want to see and I will be working on being them to you.  Even though, I love showcasing my projects, I want to inspire and teach others new things and we can learn together.  Don't hesitate to send me an email or comment on what you will like to see on either of my blogs.

On the winner of the Simply Charmed cricut cartridge is

**drum roll**

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...
very sweet box, I hope you get lots of Valentines so you can put them in there! ; )

Congratulations to Gregirl's Crafty Corner.  I will be emailing you for your contact information.

Thank you to everyone!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I {heart} U Blog Hop

200 Follower Giveaway - Click here

Welcome to the I {heart} U Blog Hop hosted by Mary over at Cardz TV. If you arrived here from Dana's blog, then you are in the right place.  If you will like to start at the beginning, click here.

For my project, I used the 3D Valentine Box from the silhouette file.  I just fell in love with this file.  I am going to take it work to see how many valentines I get.  I made the file small to fit the small valentines that children give out at school.  My sentiment is from the Cardz TV Stamps "Hugs & Kisses" set.

Next stop is the amazing Gloria. Thank you for stopping by and leaving some lovely comments.

Don't forget, Mary is having giving away 2 sets of CTV stamps of the winners choice, bloggers need to leave a comment at Cardz TV only!

I am also giving away the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge.  All you have to do is leave a comment and be a follower of the blog.  Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Follower Giveaway Ending 2/14/2012

In order to participate, please leave a comment in this post and become a follower of this blog.
Ways to enter in entries:
Follow Couture Stamping - click here
Like Stampin Pearls Facebook page- click here

Monday, February 6, 2012

Our love Story (2012-22)

Here is a simple Valentine's Day card I created.  The idea was derived from a card the Catherine Pooler.  This is a layering card.  I used the "Be My Valentine" stamp set from Cardz TV.  Have you ever had a stamp set that you thought was too pretty to use.  I love this set!!! Here is the card

Inside of the card

Come and Get It: Love
Card Makin Mamas: Valentine
Crafting When We Can: Valentine/Love
Dream Valley Challenges: Valentine
Sentimental Sunday: Feel the Love


Here is a video of some goodies I got from Close To My Heart. I cannot wait to play around with them.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Team Jacob Video (2012-21)

Hi Crafters! I don't have a new project for you today. However, I did want to post a video of the Team Jacob card that I made earlier this week.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Tickled Pink (2012-20)

YAY!!! It's Friday!  Today is design team day for Cardz TV Stamps.  The theme is "Tickled Pink".  You have to make a card or craft project with pink as your primary color. 

For my project, I decided to make goodies box that I downloaded from the silhouette store.  I also downloaded the heart shape cookie.  I used the Sweet Talk Stamp Set for the sentiment.  I love this stamp set and it's so versatile.

Did I mention that this is a challenge?   That's right, you get an opportunity to join in the fun that we are having.  Plus, Mary is giving away a stamp of the challenge winner's choice.  You have until Sunday 11:59pm to enter into the challenge.  Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Toad-ily Yours (2012-19)

Happy Thursday! Today I have a card for you using my Cameo and SCAL.  I am really getting into using SVG files.  I wonder if Cricut is feeling the pressure from the competitors because it seems like alot of crafters are getting into SVG files and the Cameo.

For this card, I used SVG files from SVG Attic and Lettering Delights. 
I used the tent cards SVG files from SVG Attic for the card base.  The frog is from Lettering Delights "Frogs and Kisses" SVG file.  I added some googly eyes and pop the froggy up on some dimensionals.

I used the Pink By Design Be Mine stamp set for the sentiment and created the flag on one end. 

Thank you for joining me today! I will be having a giveaway soon to celebrate having 200 followers.  I want to thank each and every one of you for following.  I truly appreciate it!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sweet On You CCC#101 (2012-18)

Hi crafters!  Today is challenge day for Cricut Cardz over at Cardz TV.  This week's challenge is to make a Valentine's Day cards using any cartridge or colors that you like.

For my card, I used the Better Together cricut imagine cartridge.  I just love the images on the cartridge.  I used a sketch from Card Patterns to make this card.  I love using sketches because it takes the guest work from making your card and your hardest decision is to decide which stamps and die cuts to use.

Also, I used the Sweet Talk stamp set from Cardz TV Stamps.

Don't forget to hop over to Cardz TV to participate in this week's challenge and get inspiration from my other DT members.  Thanks for stopping by!