Friday, January 31, 2014

FFC #35 Celebration

Celebrate good times, come on! Remember that Kool in the Gang song.
Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge hosted by Jo's Scrap Shack!
This week's theme is all about celebrations. 

Our sponsor the challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.

Here is what I made for the challenge...

Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Turtle Birthday Cupcake
Recollections Pattern Paper
Prismacolor Markers
Recollections 110lb CS
Perfect Plum CS
Label Bracket Punch
Old Olive CS

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Washi Love

Hello crafters!  Today I have a card that I am casing from Christina Thomas.  A couple of weeks ago, she posted a video creating card diagonally designed card using washi tape and an embossing folder.  I thought it was so pretty that I decided to create one for myself. 

Recollection Washi Tape
Stampin Up Card Stock - Basic Grey and Real Red
A Muse Studio - Buttons
Stampin Up - Embossing Folder

Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Craftin Desert Divas' Linky Party

Stampin Royals Linky Party - HERE

Hello crafters!  Today I had some time to create a card for the Craftin' Desert Divas' Linky Party.  The theme is to create a shaped card.

Cricut Cartridge - Birthday Bash
Close to My Heart - Artiste Cartridge
Cricut E2 Machine
Recollections - Black card stock, ribbon
Stampin Up - Antique Brad
Pattern Paper - Crate Paper
The Stamps of Life - insides4birthday

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Snowflakes Blog Hop

Welcome to...
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'

Our group is here to inspire you every month with many different projects that have been made by some of the most amazing crafters that I know. We are dedicated to be here to inspire you every single month, on the last Saturday of the month, all year long. Whether it be a specific theme, season, or event.  So, grab yourself a Latte and hop along with us while we proudly show off our projects to you each and every month.

Your first stop along this hop will be with...

Robin Lane with Create-A-Latte 

Hero Arts - Snowflakes Stamp Set
Pink By Design - Winter Wonderland
Distress Inks 
Embossing Powder

Now, for some candy. This month we will be giving one lucky person a Becky Higgins Project Life Season's Mini Kit. For your chance to win this amazing blog candy you must hop through each one of our talented crafters blogs, be sure to leave everyone a little blog lovin', and if you are not already a follower please become one to each of ladies so that you do not miss a single project that they make.  

Your next stop will be with...


If you get lost along the way here is the entire 

line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project. And don't forget to leave everyone a little blog lovin' and become a follower for your chance to win some blog candy. 

1.  Robin Lane with -

7.  Ann Strecko Koeman with -

8.  Cathy Derouche with -

9.  Candice Fields with - ---ME

10.  Tami Smith with -

12.  Lucy Kelleher with -

13.  Miranda Enclade with -

14.  Robin Scott with -

15.  Jessica Wilson with -

16.  NannĂ© Harry with -

17.  Angela Chamness with -

18.  Jearise Havenga with -

Thank you for hoping along with us today and helping us to start our hoping year with a bang!

Friday, January 24, 2014

FFC #34 - Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the Funday Friday Challenge!  Don't you just love Fridays!

Have you heard the new? There are some new DT members added on Monday.  Here is the announcement!

On to the challenge!  This week we have a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch we are working from...

Here is what I created....

This week our sponsor is 3 Twenty Crafts by Jo!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Link to the Stampin Royals Linky Party

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Stampin Royals Linky Party #1

Welcome to the Stampin Royals Linky Party hosted here on Stampin Pearls!
I am so glad that you decided to join me in the linky party.

1. Follow the theme
2. Project can be new or a past project (no older than a month old)
3. You can enter as many times as you like
4. Link back to this post
5. Become a follower - the bloglovin link is on the side (optional)

Since I post other content on my blog, I have included a separate page at the top for you to find the party.

Begin: January 22nd at 7:00 AM
Ends: February 3rd at 11:55 PM
Theme: Dry Embossing

Here is some crafty inspiration from me...

Challenges entered:
Crafty Playtime - Friendship
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Friday, January 17, 2014

FFC #33: It's A Love Thing

Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge.
 This week's Challenge:
"It's a Love Thing"
Create a card,layout or project about love!
Our sponsor this week is:

 One lucky winner will receive 5 digi stamps of their choice!!
 So make sure to play along this week~
Starts: Friday, January 17th  12:00AM
Ends: Friday, January 24th  6:00PM
(central time)

Here is what I created...


StampArt Designs - Little Bear Luv U
Spellbinders-Classic Heart Dies
Close to My Heart Ink - Cranberry, Crystal Blue

Thanks for stopping by!

Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Butterfly Inspirational Cards

I am late on posting this card.  I have a subscription to Northridge Publishing to have access to all magazines past and future.  When I was looking through the Create Idea Book: Stamping for January 2014 and came across this gorgeous cards that was similar to the card I made.  

For my first card, I used the Distressed Wood background stamp from Pink by Design, which I inked in soft suede ink from Stampin' Up!  For my image, I used a stamp set from StampTv which is inked in poppy parade.  I thought the card needed some blink, so I added some rhinestones from Recollections to the body of the butterfly.  The sentiment is from Sweet n' Sassy stamps.

I created this card the same way as the previous with some exceptions.  I used crumb cake ink on the Distressed Wood background stamp and the sentiment is from Pink by Design.  

Thank you stopping by! 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

I'm Hot for You!

Today I have a card I made using Jaded Blossom stamps.  I recently received the January 2014 release and I must say that it's really cute.

I decided to bring out my cricut machine for this card.  I was flipping through the Create-A-Critter handbook and came across the cute flame.  The pattern paper I used is from an old DCWV stack.  I wanted to use colors that could be masculine.  I used the Kawaii Sentiments stamp set from Jaded Blossom.

Thank you for visiting!

Challenges Entered:

Friday, January 10, 2014

Funday Friday Challenge #32

It's time for another Funday Friday Challenge! This week we are doing an Anything Goes Challenge.  Our sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my card, but I found some inspiration when I was watching the card unpacking video on Operation Write Home.  I took a piece of the Pacific Point card stock and embossed it with the fancy fans embossing folder.  The pink card stock was found in my stash.  The image was colored using my prismacolor markers.

Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget to check out other design team members made!

I'm Late!!!!

Hello crafters!  The card I have you is so fitting for me.  I am usually late with getting people their birthday cards.  I created this card using the Stamps of Life snails2mail and insides4snails stamp sets.  I love how this card turned out.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Andrea!

It's my little girl birthday today! I can't believe that she is now 7 years old.  It seems like yesterday that I was bringing her home from the hospital.  Since my baby's birthday is at the beginning of the year, why not start the 2014 Birthday Card series.

The series I am working on are going to be ongoing throughout the year if they are general themes.  I don't want to limit to myself to setting a specific number of projects or time frame because I tend to stress out or become busy with other things.

Here is the card I created for my daughter's birthday...

This is a hybrid card.  I used a Monster High Mega Digital Kit from Caricoa Digital Scrapbooking and it was only $2.50 in US dollars.  I used the new word bubbles die and Just Saying stamp set from Stamping Up!.  I love how it turned out.

Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Thank You Card Series 2014 - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Thank You Card Series!  Today's card is the simplest card I have ever made and easy to mass produce.  I used the  Another Thank You stamp set from Stampin Up.  When I went on the website to do a link, I noticed that the stamp set was no longer being offered.  I love how you can create a simple card with the set!


Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Click below to see other cards in the series:
Day 1

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year....Thank You Card Series

Happy New Year!  I can't believe that it's 2014 already.  Last year went by really fast.

Do you have a crafty resolution?  I always make a resolution but find it hard to stick with it.  So this year, I got some crafty series that I want to complete.  With that, the first lineup in the series are Thank You cards.  With the holidays coming to an end, we all know that we need to send out those thank you notes.  I am going to give you some inspiration.

Here is the card I created...

1) Cut and fold a card base  Folded size is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
2) Cut two strips of Night of Navy card stock at 1 x 5 1/2.  Use the scallop border punch.
3) Cut a piece of Primrose Petals card stock at 3 x 5 1/2.
4) Optional: Emboss the Primrose Petals card stock.
5) Using the border strips, adhere them to the Primrose Petals card stock.
6) Adhere your image.  I used a retired bird punch from Stampin' Up!
7) Stamp your sentiment.  I used the Lots of Thanks stamp set from Stampin" Up!

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Top 13 Cards of 2013

It's been an amazing year! I think I am improving when it comes to creating cards.  I have found when I am creating for me or allow myself enough time, I create better projects. This year I had two blogs: Candied Cards and Stampin Pearls.  I got rid of Candied Cards because I got tired of paying for a blog.

Today I am participating in the Operation Write Home Top 13 Blog Hop.  Below are my Top 13 cards I created this year that I am extremely proud of.  I hope you find some inspiration for creating cards in 2014!

(Note: It's one of my favorites, but the image is not appropriate on an OWH card)