The Twinery + Nikki Sivils = fun

Hi all!

Take a little of twine from here.

And then add some papers and stickers from here.

And get a fun mix!

I’m taking part in a challenge today with the good folks from The Twinery and Nikki Sivils.

Meet card No. 1.

The inside says, “Lots.”

Hee hee! 🙂

The twine I used on this one is Maraschino. The papers and stickers are from Nikki Sivils’ Audrey collection.

And meet card No. 2.

Again, I used paper and stickers from Nikki Sivils‘ Audrey collection. This time I used Maraschino, Lemondrop and Peapod twines from The Twinery.

Be sure to comment on the blogs for both  The Twinery and Nikki Sivils. That’s because there are goodies up for grabs. Really, really good goodies.

The Twinery is giving away this “Colorful Bunch” sampler pack of twine through its blog.

Oh la la. 🙂

And Nikki Sivils is giving away a collection kit through its blog.

Double oh la la.

See you again soon! Thanks for stopping by today.

March Paper Smooches DT blog hop!

Woot! It’s a Paper Smooches day here.

It’s Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and the gang’s are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches April stamp release with you!  The three NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase on April 1st.  You will find them HERE.  Follow the Paper Smooches blog for more sneak peeks.

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 April stamp sets!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)  You have until midnight MT on Friday, March 30th to leave a comment.  Please check all five blogs on Saturday, March 31st to see if you are one of the five lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post.

2. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.

3. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop.

4. Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.

Ok. Enough talk.

Let’s get on with the project. So meet today’s card! 🙂

I used the brand new Simply Said stamp set. This is a great new sentiment stamp set.

I wanted to do something a little different with it today and make a fairly simple, totally easily to re-create card that just used stamps from the set. I don’t know about you all, but I think sometimes it’s easy to get lost in trying to make a masterpiece –  the pretty card. There are days I need to remind myself that it’s OK to make the it’s practical, do-able cards. They are just as appreciated.

Anyway, here’s what I did:

* I picked three phrases from the Simply Said set that worked together. Then, I stamped one of them smack in the middle of my card front with a dark color of ink. (Note: For demonstration purposes here, I’m using white cardstock.)

* I took one more sentiment from the set and stamped it in a different color of ink (not as dark as the first).

* Then, I took one final sentiment and stamped it in lines over and over above and below the initial stamping.

I kept going and going until I got something that worked well for a card front. I finished stamping and thought, “You know, that would work cool with some other colors of cardstock so I am going to do it again.”

Following the same scheme, I made a couple more cards just like it.

In fact, here they are all are lined up.

Same scheme, just different colors of cardstock. 🙂

That’s all for now. See you again.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Go-to Challenge: Bazzill Basics (3-28)

Hi everyone!

It’s time for another challenge with the Go-to Gals.

We challenged ourselves this month to make something with products from Bazzill Basics.

So meet today’s card (and my take on the challenge).

All the cardstock is from Bazzill. The colored stuff is from their Two Scoops cardstock collection. I did a little bit of sanding over it to make some of the patterns show a little more. Love how nicely it sanded.

Other items on the card: twine from The Twinery and sentiment stamp from Technique Tuesday.

Check out the blogs of the other Go-to Gals to see how they tackled this month’s challenge: Windy, Kim, Julie, Betsy and Jennifer. I can’t wait to see what they dreamed up.

See you again soon.

Lawn Fawn: Grand Greetings

Hi all!

It’s time one more day of Lawn Fawn fun. Can you possibly handle it? 😉 Hee hee, I hope!
Today, we are playing with Grand Greetings.

So meet today’s card.

The big words here are from Grand Greetings. This is such great, all-purpose sentiment. And the words are just so pretty!

The little scripty words are from You’ve Got Mail, while “we’re” was made with Claire’s ABCs.

I used an actual airmail envelope on my card. I cut it up, exposing some of the inside so I could use it on the side.

The additional elements stamped on the envelope are from You’ve Got Mail.

That’s all I have got for you today. 🙂

Be sure to head over to the Lawn Fawn blog to see some more projects from the Fawny girls that use Grand Greetings. I hear there a set up for grabs over there. 😉

See you again soon!

GCD Studios: Oh Happy Card (3-27)

Hi all!

I’m over the GCD Studios blog today so I thought I’d share my post here, too.

There’s nothing quite like getting a happy card in the mail to brighten up your day.

I know I always love getting happy cards for no reason at all from my friends so I decided to pay it forward and make a happy card for no reason at all to send to one of them.

Keeping with the happy theme, I used some of the cheery papers from the GCD Studios’ new Oh Happy Day collection. With pretty pinks, yellow, orange, green and blue colors, it makes for such a happy collection.

I fussy cut the flowers from the collection’s Emily Rose piece of paper and then layered them together with foam tape. I just love the dimension the layered flowers add to my card!

I can’t wait to send this card out! I am sure it will bring some real cheer to one of my friends.
See you again soon!

Lawn Fawn: Flying By

(Looking for my Blooming Technique Tuesday Blog Hop post? Click here or scroll 2 posts down.)

Hi all!

Another day of Lawn Fawn fun here.

Today, we are playing with the new Flying By set.

So meet today’s card.

Flying By is one of my favorite, favorite Lawn Fawn stamp sets right now. I really love the paper airplane stamps that come in it. They are just so cute.

I’ve made quite a few little cards with just the airplanes, but I decided today to make a little scene with one of them and pair it with some of the cutie pie birds  from the Critters in the Forest set. It just seemed like a fun combination.

The paper is from Lawn Fawn’s Bright Side Petite Paper Pack.

Once again, be sure to head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog. I hear Kelly’s giving away Lawn Fawn stuff away (again)! 🙂 Run. Don’t walk. Maybe you’ll win.

See you again soon!

Having Fun with Country Picnic! (3-26)

(Please note this is my second blog post of the day! You can find my Blooming Technique Tuesday Blog Hop post below this one. )

Hi all!

Well, it’s a fun day here! That’s because… finally… I can share a few projects I made for ScrapbookSteals, which is a great site for scrapbook supplies at a deal!

Kristy, one of my favorite people in the world and the blog hostess with the most’est at ScrapbookSteals, invited me awhile back to guest design for them. Lucky for me, and double lucky for me that I got to play with the Country Picnic collection from Pebbles, Inc.

It’s a totally card friendly collection so I just went to town making card after card.

Here’s a peek of the 8 million… er… many… cards I made with today’s steal.

Here’s a couple of the cards from the pile.

To see the rest of the cards I made with the Country Picnic collection, head to the ScrapbookSteals blog.

And to take advantage of the Country Picnic steal (Know that it won’t last long!), go to this page here.

See you again soon!

The “Blooming” Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hello, hello and hello again!

How are you all today? Hope things are swell!

Today, I’m taking part in the “Blooming” Technique Tuesday blog hop with TT’s Stamping Techs.

We are sharing with you projects we made with some of TT’s newest flower stamps. You can find them all in the Nature section of Technique Tuesday’s Web site.

So, with that, meet today’s card and my project for the hop!

The flower is from TT’s Romantic Rose stamp set. I have been using this stamp a lot and coloring the flower red and pink so I decided to live on the edge a little by color it purple. Gotta be wild sometimes, right? 😉

The words are from TT’s Bring on the Sun by Ali Edwards stamp set.
Be sure to check out the blogs of everyone taking part in today’s blog hop:

From the comments received on all the blogs, we will pick one lucky person to win Technique Tuesday’s Carefree Cosmo stamp set.

You don’t need to comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win. But the more comments you
leave, the more chances you have to win!
Comments must be posted by midnight on March 29th. The winner will be announced on March 30th sometime on the Technique Tuesday blog.
Thanks for stopping by!

Technique Tuesday: April Studio AE Sneak Peek!

Hi all!

Just a quick little sneak peek today.

This features one of the new stamps from the April Studio AE stamp set from Technique Tuesday. I’ll share the whole card on the 1st, which is also when TT will debut the new stamp set.

The words on the blue are from Loving Words, another Technique Tuesday stamp set.

Want another sneak peek of the new set? Hit Sharyn’s blog. I see she has one, too. 🙂

Be later all.