Zva Creative February DT Blog Hop! (2-28)

Hello, hello!

I’m joining up with the Zva Creative gang today for our February Blog Hop.

Zva Creative and the Design Team welcomes you to join us this month for a blog hop that we feel is always extra special! There is now an added twist to our blog hops, YAY! As you know, Zva offers so many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was asked to share a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project.

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes’ blog. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, just follow along the blog path. I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on FIVE of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package …YAY! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it’s important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way. The Blog Hop starts today, February 28th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 1st and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 2nd on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughesā€˜s blog as well (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it’s best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on Wednesday…plus, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop post…you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer’s blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

Enough about the hop’s logistics, let me show you what I made. šŸ˜‰

Meet today’s card.

I was askedĀ to use pink this time so I used a bunch of Zva’s lines of crystals and pearls. I use them all the time so I had a bunch of packages with a line or two left over. IĀ literally stacked those leftoverĀ linesĀ on cardstock to create the blingy pattern here.

I also cut a single pink pearl off one line and used it to do the “i” in the sentiment.

The next stop is the blog of the talented and super nice Nancy Doren! You can get to Nancy’s blog by clicking here. Take it away, Nancy.

And, again, if you get lost along the way during the rest of the hop, be sure to hit Kim’s blog. She’ll get you back on track. Ā 

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us today, and thank you for stopping by.

Paper Smooches Blog Hop Winner! (2-28)

The first-ever Paper Smooches Blog Hop is over, and guess what?

Someone who commented on my blogĀ is going to get a Spiffy Scooters stamp set of their very own, courtesy of Paper Smooches.

And that person is:

FrancineB, who said:

“OMGoodness, too cute! Love the girlie pink scooter image and the fun sentiment.”

Congrats, Francine! You left your email address so I’ll send you an email shortly to make prize-sending arrangments.

Be sure to check the blogs of:





They haveĀ stamp setĀ winners, too! šŸ™‚

A big thanks to everyone who left such nice comments during the Hop! They are much appreciated.

Today’s card (2-26)

Hi everyone!

Meet today’s card.

This is a quickie I worked up today for a challenge on a message board to make a card with a bird on it.

For it, I paired togetherĀ birds from a couple different stamp sets:Ā  Aviary from Technique Tuesday and Fly Free from Lawn Fawn. Totally different style stamps, but I thought they looked kinda cool together. Always good to try something different once in awhile.

The sentiment is also from the Technique Tuesday stamp set.

I finished the whole thing off with some string from Canvas Corp.Ā 

That’s all I have to say about this one.

Before I go, I want to give you an itty bitty peek of the new Studio AE stamp set for March from Technique Tuesday.

The set this time is called “Cake and Candles” and has a party theme. The whole shebang will be revealed on the TT Web site on the 1st. Watch my blog for peeks, as well as the blogs of Laura, Sharyn and Nichol.

And… cough. Cough. Cough. IĀ know some of you are Studio AE members and get theĀ Studio AEĀ stamps shippedĀ to you each month so you should lean in close for this piece of juicy piece of gossip. šŸ˜‰Ā Cough. Cough. Cough.Ā The TT galsĀ let it slip to me that theyĀ are sending a little gift (think of it as a thanks for subscribing gift) with March’s stamp set to Studio AE members. Cool, huh? šŸ™‚

Cough. Cough. Cough.

Well, that is all for now. Be back again soon.

(Dang cough.)

Welcome to the first Paper Smooches blog hop! (2-24)

Hi everyone!

It’s Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and we areĀ teaming upĀ today to share a sampling of the newest Paper Smooches stamp release!

Kim’s worked up three new, cool and super cute clear stamp sets that will be available to purchase at 12:01am (mountain time) on March 1st.

There are five of us taking part today in the hop. And to add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! Just leave a comment on any of the five design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the three new March stamp sets! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify) You have until midnight MT on Sunday, February 27th to leave a comment. Please check all five blogs on Monday, February 28 to see if you are one of the five lucky winners.

Heather Pulvirenti
Heidi Van Laar
Kryssi Ng
Laurie Schmidlin
Teri (that’s me!)

Enough mumbo jumbo. Meet my project for the Hop. šŸ™‚

I used the new Spiffy Scooters set here, plus I added a couple gems, a little Baker’s Twine and someĀ Washi tape.

Be sure to check out the rest of the hop for more “in action” shots of the new release.

Thanks for stopping by. Be back later.

Today’s card (2-23)

Hello all!

Sigh. Happy faces. Not to mention, veggies with happy faces. Color me happy.

This one uses a new stamp set from Paper Smooches that comes out in March. It’s called, “Vegtastic.” Hee hee hee! Love the name.

How about a bonus card today, too?

Meet the bonus card. šŸ˜‰

Never got around to sharing this one.

All the images are fromĀ Birthday Buddies, which is also from Paper Smooches. The chipboard banner (and banner flag turned hat) are from My Mind’s Eye.

That’s all for now.

Be back again soon. šŸ™‚

Today’s card (2-17)

Hello, hello!

Meet today’s card.

I used a sketch challenge on one of the stamping message boards as a springboard for making this one.

The patterned papers on it are from Bo-Bunny (blue and peachy orange) and My Mind’s Eye (ledger and text).

The sentiment and girls are from Technique Tuesday’s Life is Good stamp set. I only stamped a small portion of the image with the girls on the text paper.

Here’s what the whole shebang would have looked like had I used it. šŸ˜‰


Sigh. I love that image. It tugs at my “sometimesalittlebitgrumpybutmostlyhappy” heart.

Everything else on the card is from my stash.

That’s all for now.

Be back again soon. Thanks for stopping by.

PS. Speaking of sketches, Paper Crafts has a new call for submissions up involving lots of sketches for card makers. šŸ˜‰ Ā Go here to check it out.