Zva Blog Hop Challenge Winners (4-30)

Hi everyone!

Thanks to all who joined in on the Zva Creative Blog Hop Sketch challenge.

Kim asked me to pass on the winners.

Our winners of Zva Creative product are below and the value amount of their prize is noted:

Michelle Woerner – $50.

Jules the blog princess – $50.

Karen Motz – $30.

Rbarakat – $30.

Scrappininak – $15.

Please send an e-mail to kimhughes22@aol.com and share your address.

The team appreciates  all of you who played along!

Be back in a bit!

Go-to-Gal Designer Challenge #1 (4-28)

Hi all!

Well, today’s post is a little different.

That’s because today I’m joining up with Betsy, Maren, Kim K., Kim H. and Jess for a little Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal challenge.

We all dig Couture Cardstock so we decided to challenge ourselves today to each make something with their cardstock.

Here’s a card I came up with.

It’s a pretty simple card, but it kind of plays on the whole variegated color trend.

This came together really easy because I used Couture Cardstock’s Young Love cardstock collection. It’s filled to the brim with pink cardstocks.

The gems and letters are from my stash.

Go check out the other gals’ blogs to see what they came up.

That’s all for now. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Today’s card (4-27)


Today’s post is short and sweet so let’s get on with it.

Meet today’s card.

Dum. Dum. Dummmmmmm. (<——-Sorry, I had the overwhelming feeling to add that.)

The text and sentiment are stamps. They are from Stampin’ Up. The leafy branch thingy bobber is a stamp from Judikins.

The rest is from my stash.

Be back tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s card (4-26)

Hello, hello! 🙂

It feels like a two-fer day.

So meet #1.

This is pretty much an all Stampin’ Up card. The ribbon and words and flowers are from there.

And meet #2.

The colors on this one are a bit non-traditional for a love card, but it was fun to try something other than red and pink.

The words and heart  (times 2) are from Technique Tuesday’s Love, Ali set by Ali Edwards. The papers are from GCD Studios. The gems and string are from my stash.

That is all for now. Be back later.

Thanks for taking a little time out of your day to stop by!

Today’s card (4-22)

Hello, hello!

Meet today’s card.

This one features lots of stamps from Technique Tuesday. I guess I was in a TT stamping mood when I made it. 🙂

The flowers are from Growing Wild, the text background (on the blue) is from Verboose and the circle and family are from Ali Edwards’ Family Circle set.

The flowers are from Zva Creative. The rest is from my stash.

Nothing more to say so I’ll be back tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (4-20)

Hello, hello! 🙂

Meet today’s card.

It’s one of those cards that I wanted to do because I just wanted to get messy and play.

I started out with the leaf frame. It’s actually a Technique Tile from Technique Tuesday. They come naked like this.

Then I added a few squirts of these.

I let the inks dry.

It was pretty, but I wanted it to be a little prettier so  I added a fat, super sloppy layer of Glossy Accents from Ranger to the tile.

The end result: What you see here. 🙂

Awww. It’s good to play.

Hard to tell, but I also placed a torn piece of vellum between the white card and the leaf tile.

The words are a stamp from Technique Tuesday’s Simply You set by Ali Edwards. The gems are from Queen & Co.

That is all I have for now. I will be back tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!

Today’s card (4-19)

Hi all!

Another day. Another card.

Please take a peek.

She’s a simple one. We can’t all be fancy schmanzy, right?

The letters and gems are stickers from Doodlebug. The patterned paper strip is from My Mind’s Eye. And the hearts are from American Crafts.

By the way, I wanted to remind you all that Zva Creative has a design team call out right now. The deadline is April 28th. It’s a wonderful team to be a part of. Click here for details. Good luck to those of you who give at a go!

Be back tomorrow.

GCD Studios technique: Paper-rimmed buttons (4-18)

Hi all!

I am excited to share with you all a technique and a couple cards I worked up for GCD Studios.

Contain yourself. 😉

I’m going  to show you how to make paper-rimmed buttons with patterned paper from the Melody Ross’ Homespun Chic collection for GCD Studios.

Paper-rimmed buttons? You are probably thinking, “What?” Yeah. I know. 😉

So here is  a peek of what I am talking about.

Cute, huh?

Paper-rimmed buttons are so easy to make. Let me show you how.

You are going to need: buttons; patterned paper; a bottle of glue; scissors; nail file or sand paper;  and a paper trimmer.

And here’s how to make a paper-rimmed button.

1. Use your trimmer to cut a strip of patterned paper. The paper should be wide enough to fit on the edge of your button.

2. Squirt a dab of glue on a piece of scratch paper. Roll the button through it. Don’t worry if excess glue gets on your button. Just clean wipe it off with a rag or paper towel before it dries.

3. Roll the paper strip around the button. Trim away the excess paper.

4. Use a nail file or sanding blog to sand the edges of the paper.

5. The end result? A really cute button (or two or three).

And here’s a card I made with my buttons.

I think the paper gives the buttons a little extra personality.

And here’s another card I made with my buttons.

Stinkin’ cute!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back again tomorrow.

Check out the GCD Studios blog to see some of the other techniques the girls on the DT cooked up this month. There is some pretty cool stuff.

Today’s card (4-17)

Hi all!

Another day. Another card.

Meet today’s card.

It’s a big week for birthdays in my world so birthday cards are definitely on my mind. 😉

The red paper is from the Meiji collection by Far Flung Craft. I so love this piece of paper. In my opinion, pictures online do not do it justice for how cool it is.

The silver charm is from Far Flung Craft, too. The words are a stamp from Papertrey Ink’s Birthday Basics set. The gem and ribbon is from my stash.

That’s all for now. I’ll be back tomorrow with a technique that has me super geeked! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.