Sunday, April 28, 2013

New Challenge at Stamping Dragon Design!

A new challenge is going on at Stamping Dragon Design! The theme this time is 'Spring has Sprung; Pastels'
for more information and details visit the Challenge Blog.

As always the prize is a gift voucher to the Stamping Dragon Store

This is the image I used for my project this week:

(click on the image to go to the listing in the store)

For this I used:
Spring Lamb from the Stamping Dragon Store.
She is colored with Copics.
The tag is inked with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink.
The sentiment is K Andrew Designs inked with Memento Elder Berry
The ribbon is from my stash.
The pearls are Recollections.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

My Christmas Card Stash is Low Blog Hop!

Welcome to the My Christmas Card Stash is Low Blog Hop!
It is our sincere hope that this helps to inspire you to get working on those Holiday cards early so as to reduce a little of the stress felt around the season!
Every year I stress and stress the closer it gets to the holidays because it seems that no matter how much I plan to work on them I never have the time! Well this year I'm starting really, really early!!

There will be 2 blog candies for this hop.

First, There will be a stash prize given out randomly to 1 comment from all the blogs. You MUST comment on all the blogs!! You will have until Tuesday the 30th at 11:59pm CST to comment. I will announce the winner HERE on Wednesday morning.   

The second prize will have a little more work for you to enter. We're going to have a little challenge for you to enter. 1st you will need to stop and comment on every blog. 2nd you will need to create a holiday card/gift tag/general gift giving paraphernalia and enter it at the inlinkz on MY blog. You have a week to enter and you can enter up to 3 projects. The prize for this challenge is a stamp set and crinkle ribbon bundle of YOUR CHOICE from our sponsor Mae Sunshine Designs!

Here is my project!!

For this I used:
The paper is K&Company
The ribbon is from a scrap pack from Hobby Lobby
The flowers are Recollections
The gems are table confetti from Pier 1 :)
The punch is EK Success
The sentiment is Mae Sunshine Designs inked with Memento Lady Bug Red

Your next stop should be Sandy's Blog.

If you get lost along the way here is the whole line up!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Green is Good Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Green is Good Blog Hop!

Something recycled, something repurposed, whether it’s a milk jug turned in to a scoop, or a tin can made in to a pencil holder. Maybe your kids planted some trees to help the environment, or maybe you did. There are tons of ways to get greener in everyday life. Today we are showing off our creations to celebrate Earth Day 2013. If you’re just starting here make sure to head over to the beginning at My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’. I hear she’s giving away some goodies!

You should be coming from Michele's Blog, if not hop on over to our host Jessi's Blog to start from the beginning!!

My project for today!

Well since were celebrating Earth Day I thought I should tell you all that the base paper I never mention, lol because it's the base paper, is actually recycled, super fun!!
The washi and flowers are Recollections.
The buttons are from Joann.
The ribbon is The Paper Studio.
The pearls are from an Etsy - SammyBoutique
The sentiment is My Craft Spot - inked with Ranger Archival.

You're next stop is An'Jenic's Blog

And if you get lost along the way, here is the whole line up!

Friday, April 19, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers Blog Hop!

Welcome to the "April Showers Bring May Flowers" Blog Hop!  

We're so happy you could join us today!  

You should have arrived from Laura's blog. If you happened by my blog or are joining me from your dashboard, head over to Miranda's blog to start at the beginning. We don't want you to miss any of the fun! 
We will be showcasing Spring like projects or projects with a rain or flower theme! In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too.  Miranda will be giving away a gift card from either Michael's or JoAnn's (winner's choice).  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment!  The winner will be announced Wednesday, Apirl 24th on Miranda's blog! 

Here is my project!

I guess I've been going Washi Crazy lately because it seams to feature in all my recent projects, lol.
The washi tape is Recollections
As are all the paper flowers
The sentiment is from My Craft Spot in the Butterfly Kisses set
The stamp is inked with Ranger Archival, black

Now you can hop on over to Mary Ann's Blog

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up: 

Miranda -


Pam -

Claire -

Angela -

Ashley W -


Robin -

Vicki -

Sarah -


Patti -

Tara -



Sarah Mae -

Mary Ann -

Monday, April 15, 2013

New Challenge at Get Inky!

Today at Get Inky! We start a new challenge! The theme this time is Bling!! I know this is a favorite for many of you so hop over there and join in on the fun!!
EVERY participant in this challenge will receive 3 free digis of their choice from the Blue Moon Creation Store! And one random winner will receive this stamp set!

You can find the Challenges Here 
You will find extra inspiration and any news on the Stamps Blog Here
You can buy the stamp sets and digis in the Store Here
And you will find the Designer herself on her Blog Here

My inspiration for this challenge!

Okay, first, glitter is hard to take pictures of..

For this I used:
The sentiment is Get Inky! from the Joyful Jars set.
Inked with Staz-On
The washi tape is Recollections.
The glitter paper is all Doodlebug Designs.
The balloon punch is Martha Stewart.
The thread is just embroidery thread.
The pearls are from an Etsy store SammyBoutique.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

New Challenge at Stamping Dragon Challenge!

We started a new challenge on the Challenge Blog on Friday!
The theme is Steampunk!! For more details go to the Challenge Blog.
This is one of my favorite themes to do. I always approach it like Sherlock Holmes meets Van Helsing :)

The Stamping Dragon Store has quite a few steampunk images. This is the one I played with!

(Click on the picture it'll take you to the listing in the store)

Here is my inspiration for this challenge!

For this I used:
The image is from the Stamping Dragon Store - Steampunk Lady on a Globe.
She is colored with Copics.
Her background is inked with Antiqued Linen Distress Ink.
The edges of the card are inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The pearl strand is from Hobby Lobby.
The paper tape is Tim Holtz.
The wings are The Paper Studio.
The gears and the vintage button are Tim Holtz.
The clock square thing and the paper rose are Prima.
The bronze flowers are Recollections.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Mini Album Blog Hop!

If you have just stumbled upon the hop, Lissa Marie is your host at So Many Crafts, So Little Time today, or if you came from you are in the right spot. Please grab your cup of coffee or favorite drink, relax as you browse through the awesome mini’s we have made for you, then get ready to win some blog candy!
Another great reason to comment on each blog other than leaving a blogger feeling warm and fuzzy inside, is so you can also win with some blog candy too!
Our sponsor today is…
She would love to reward one special blog visitor with a 5 free patterns! To be qualified for their drawing, please
comment on all participating blogs.
You can receive extra entries for clicking on “like” on her Facebook Page
Just be sure to leave a comment at So Many Crafts, So Little Time to let them know you have done your part to be entered into the drawing.
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for more blog candy offered throughout the hop. Some blogs are offering extra perks on their own! If they are offering even more blog candy they all have their own wishes for you to win, so don't forget to read the rules for each one as every blog has different requirements.
So for today's hop, this is what I made for my project........

For this hop I thought it would be fun to do a Mickey and Friends album! One of my friends is taking their little girl to Disney World for the first time this summer and I thought this would be a cute place for her to store her autographs and photos and anything she wants while she is there!!

For this I used:
The solid papers are all DCWV.
The Disney paper is EK Success.
The mickey jewels and punch is EK Success.
The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.
The washi tape is Recollections.

Thank you for taking the time out to check out my projects, if you like my project and you are not already a follower, you are encouraged to add your email in the subscribe area to get updates right in your inbox! Keep clicking for more Mini Album Ideas !
Your next stop is with
Thank you for hopping through our Mini Album Hop!
Here is the line up to help you navigate through..
Your Host:
Lissa Marie~
2) Pam Lavertu
5)Katina Martinez {Loving Life's Little Blessings}

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Get Inky! Challenge Inspiration

Today is my first challenge post for Get Inky! Stamps!!
It's a new stamp company that has a challenge blog, yay!
You can find the Challenges Here 
You will find extra inspiration and any news on the Stamps Blog Here (where my post is today)
You can buy the stamp sets and digis in the Store Here
And you will find the Designer herself on her Blog Here
The challenge theme is a sketch, here is that sketch:
Here is my inspiration for the challenge:
The stamp set I used is Joyful Jars by Get Inky!
The jar I cut out of an acetate sheet (inked with Ranger Archival because it had to be permanent)
The Lemon, Straw and Tea are just carstock - the straw is Recollections.
The ice cubes are vellum (inked with Ranger Archival because it had to be permanent)
The washi tape is all Recollections - I'm still getting the hang of it and making it straight...
The buttons are from Joann.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Stamping Dragon Sunday!

It's Sunday so my DT day for Stamping Dragon Designs!
Be sure to head over to our Facebook Group to see what happening in the SDD world. Like today, head over there to meet our new DT members, and be sure to watch on the next challenge on Friday because most will be joining us for it!!!
And speaking of challenges, don't forget you have until Thursday to submit your Easter creations at the Stamping Dragon Challenge Blog!
Now for my project today I decided to use this really cute image Jiggys Book.
(the picture is linked to it's listing in the store)
My Project
So I just broke down and bought washi tape and this was my first time using it (PS love it! you will probably be seeing lots more of it!!)
The image is Jiggys Book for the Stamping Dragon Designs Store
 He is colored with Copics - wish I could tell you which, but my craft table is a mess so almost impossible to sort which I was grabbing, lol.
The washi tape is Recollections from Michaels, these 2 come packaged together.
The buttons are from Joann.
Jiggy is popped up on foam tape squares - it's terrible but I almost always buy the squares because then they're already cut saving me a step!
The sentiment is Mae Sunshine Designs inked with Ranger Archival because for on top of the tape it had to be permanent and I couldn't find my Staz-On black, but really they work about the same.