Today’s card & Paper Smooches winner

Hi all!

Two orders of business today.

First, meet today’s card.

Made this one with the June kit from the Card Kitchen from Jillibean Soup. πŸ™‚ Lots of good, new stuff in that kit… and still some available, I see.

Second, how about a Paper Smooches blog hop winner?

Yep. That’s what I thought. πŸ˜‰

The winner of the Space Cadet stamp set is Kimmy S!

Submitted on 2012/06/29 at 6:52 am

So clever and cute!!!

Congrats, Kimmy! I’ll be in touch shortly via email!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Be back tomorrow.

Paper Smooches June Blog Hop!

Hi all!

Yep. It’s that time again.

It’s Pep Rally week in the world of Paper Smooches. The gang’s sharing projects today Paper Smooches’ July stamp release with you!Β  The three NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time…on July 1st.Β  You will find them HERE.

To add extra fun to our blog hop, there are prizes up for grabs. Just leave a comment on any of the five design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the three new July stamp sets!Β  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)Β  You have until midnight MT on Friday, July 29th to leave a comment.Β  Please check all five blogs on Saturday, July 30th 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

(which means that you have up to four chances to win on each blog!)

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

I used the new Space Cadet set. You probably guessed it’s a space-themed set, and it’s totally cute. :

I was trying to mimic the look of a galaxy here, like someone would hang from the ceiling. Hence… the string. πŸ˜‰

All the stars and planets were stamped on cardstock and cut out by hand.

Alright. That’s all I’ve got for you.

Be back again soon… and happy hopping! ]

Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (6-25)

Hi all!

Meet today’s card.

Made this one with June’s Greenhouse Society stamp set from Technique Tuesday, as well as the Loving Words by Ali Edwards set (also from TT).

I cheated a little when I added the head to the cattail.

I stamped the stamp once on the backside on a piece of felt, fussy cut it and then flipped it over so the brown showed. That way, there would be something to put on my stamped image. Since flocking and me (and glitter, too) don’t always get along well, it’s an easy and non-messy alternative to creating texture.

That’s all for now. Be back again later.

See you again real soon.


GCD Studios: Triangles + Titles

Hi all!

This is post I shared a few weeks ago on the GCD Studios blog so I thought I’d share it here, too.

I’m excited to add my two cents to the triangle-inspired parade of projects on the GCD Studios blog.

Aren’t triangles fun?

Today, I’m going to show you a couple fun ways to add triangles to your titles. Before we go on, let me confess: I’m a card girl. I’m showing you these in card form, but you can pull off these tricks with scrapbook pages, too!

So let’s get started!

First up, is this graphic little card right here.

I used the triangles to create the panel to mount the word “hi” to.

I started by cutting a triangle from patterned paper (GCD Studios paper, of course!) and then adhered a slightly smaller triangle on top!Β  I love that layered look. I finished it off with my title and a little bit of string. Easy, peasy!

Next up is this triangle inspired title here.

I lived on the edge, putting a whole bunch of triangles in a half circle pattern. You’ll notice each triangle has a different pattern. That is because it’s a really fun way to mix a lot of different patterns together.

I used that as a mat of sorts for my title.

To give it a little extra kick, I fussy cut a flower from patterned paper. The flower center looks fancy, but it’s really just a foam dot with a little bit of paper on top.

Supplies: Wondering Geo paper – Flower Child; Groovy paper – Flower Child; Peacock paperΒ  – Flower Child; Hippie Plaid paper – Flower Child; Organic Geo paper – Flower Child; Flower Child Plaid paper – Flower Child; Twisted Floral paper – Flower Child; Swirling paper – Flower Child; Flowery paper – Flower Child; Layered Geo paper – Flower Child; and Striking Stripe paper – Flower Child.

See you again soon!

The Twinery + My Little Shoebox

Hi all!

It’s another great day for a blog hop.

I’m joining up with The Twinery and My Little Shoebox today for a blog hop and challenge.

The challenge at hand: Use a little twine from The Twinery and some fun paper goods from My Little Shoebox to make something, something. Sounded fun so I was on it… fast… and like something fierce. πŸ˜‰

So meet today’s card.

I used Blossom twine here to accent the clouds from My Little Shoebox’s Happy Go Lucky collection just a little bit.

And meet today’s tag.

The balloon here just started out as a sticker of 3 balloons. I added the hearts to it (also stickers from MLS) and Shore, Blossom and Buttercream twine.

I thought this might be fun to put on a gift. In a pinch, it could even go on a card.

Be sure to check out all the posts from all the other cool folks taking part today.

My Little Shoebox
The Twinery
Karola Witczak
Ro Philippsen
Teri (<—— here you are)
Julie Ranae
Pattie Beltran
Ashley Bores
Shemaine Smith
Amy Crockett

Be sure to comment as you go because there are prizes up for grabs: Four spools of twine from The Twinery (your choice!) and 2 collections from My Little Shoebox!

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Comments need to be made by 11:59 p.m. EST, July 24th. Winners will be announced on The Twinery and My Little Shoebox’s blogs.

Today’s card (6-21)

Hi guys!

Meet today’s card.

Just a “for fun” one made for a challenge with Technique Tuesday to use the stamps from their Signed, Sealed and Delivered collection.

The circle and stars (added to the circle with foam dots) are from TT’s Happy Birthday Seal.

The polka dots were stamped with the Passion for Polka set. This is definitely one of my most used TT stamp sets. Polka dots are just happy little things. Love to stamp them… a lot. πŸ™‚

Tis’ all for now. Be back later!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Lawn Fawn: Quinns 123s

Hello again, y’all!

I’ve got one more day of Lawn Fawn happiness for you.

Today, the Fawny bunch is playing with the new Quinns 123s set.

So meet today’s card.

So the numbers here are from the stamp set.

I was sorta kinda in a heavy mix and matching phase when I put this little guy together. Just a lot of itty bitty different things pieced together to make it.

The words are from Sophie’s Sentiments, which (true confession here) is another set in my top 5 list of abused and excessively used… ha… Lawn Fawn sets. Love that set. Just so practical for the card girl.

Again, you know the drill.

Hit the Lawn Fawn blog again because… gosh… they are giving away one of these stamp sets over there. Yep.Β  Those Fawny folks. πŸ˜‰ Giving away stuff again. They are good like that.

See you again soon!

Lawn Fawn: Happy Summer and Ellen Hutson blog candy winner!

Note: Looking for my Technique Tuesday & Zva Creative Blog Hop post? Head to the post right below this one… or click here. πŸ™‚

Hi all!

It’s another day of Lawn Fawn fun.

Today, the Fawny girls are playing with the new Happy Summer set.

So meet today’s card.

The ants, words, trail and watermelon are all from the new set. The hearts are from Lawn’s Fawn’s trusty (and my personal abused and excessively used… ha!… and serious favorite) Love ‘n Breakfast set.

You know the drill!

Head to the Lawn Fawn blog to see more projects made with the new stamp set…and for a chance to win one. The Fawny folks are good like that and all. πŸ˜‰

And one more thing before I go.

The winner (chosen at random) of the wonderful assortment of goodies from Ellen Hutson is:

Carol B | June 15, 2012 at 6:46 am |

Fab card! Wonderful bright colors!

Congrats, Carol! I’ll be sending you an email shortly so I can make arrangements with Ellen to get your prize out!

Thanks to everyone for stopping by! Sure appreciate your kind words!

See you all again real soon!