Saturday, October 10, 2015

Poppystamps Blog Blitz - You Melt My Heart!

We're in the middle of a blog blitz at Poppystamps... YES that means there is a prize on every post ! All you have to do is leave a comment on each post that you want to enter.. nope.. not EVERY post.. just the ones you want to have a chance at winning at.

There is a prize on every post between Oct 7-20 and you have until 10-22 to leave a comment on the ones you want to enter.  

This is the card I made for my post today featuring the new clear cling "YOU MELT MY HEART" stamp set.

Winners will be announced on 10-26.. and do I think you have good odds of winning?  I'm going to say TOTALLY!  So don't leave me a comment here.. LEAVE IT ON THE POPPY BLOG.  I want to see YOU win!!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Poppystamps You Melt My Heart Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies
Dies:  Poppystamps Stitched Snowflake Cutouts, Stitched Landscapes

Friday, October 9, 2015

Tag You're It #32 - Trick or Treat Witch

TGIF!  I don't know about you but this week has been a real effort for me.  I felt like I was getting pulled in so many directions that I couldn't think straight.   That makes me I'm the sort of person who has to do something when it's on my mind... or it gets missed completely.. so it's not hard to side track me.   A little rest and relaxation are in order don't you think?   

 A new challenge begins today at Tag You're It!  This time the inspiration is from DT member Kelly Szafron from Kelly's Papercrafting!    There are so many things I love about this card... what about you?  The first thing I saw was that cute Santa, matching stripes, and then BAM!  That pop of gold on the sentiment and background stamping.   There are lots of directions you can take this one.  Right now my brain is stuck on Halloween so I thought I'd switch it up a little.  Santa has been replaced by a cute little witch, and the red stripes are orange and purple!  

The little witch image is from Serendipity Stamps Halloween Pops set.  She was lots of fun to color with Copic markers and I think she's adorable. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps Gracie at Halloween.
I love my embellishments so of course I had to fuss things up a bit... some purple shimmer twine, wood veneer bats and orange and white striped ribbon for the tag. 

I used Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders to create those show stopper layers and then went looking for  a stitched die big enough for the witch stamp.  Score!  Waltzingmouse had me covered.  I love all the stitched detailed dies available now.. its so easy to mix and match brands and have them perfectly coordinated.
I can't wait to see what you make! Nee d a little more inspiration?  Just hop on over to the Tag You're It Challenge and see what the design team created just for you!

Have a great weekend!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps Halloween Pops, Waltzingmouse Stamps Gracie At Halloween
Dies:  Waltzingmouse Stitched Tags, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
The Twinery Purple Shimmer Twine
1/8" Orange Diagonal Stripe Ribbon May Arts
Wood Veneer Bats Jellybean soup
Ink:  Memento, Copic

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cinderella Princess

The year seems to be flying for me. I can't believe it's October already! I can't wait until Halloween so I can see all the kids dressed up in their costumes. We usually get 150-200 depending on the weather. Most of the houses in my area are decorated and it's a big deal here. Most people will be sitting on their front porch, or in their driveways so the kids don't have to walk so far. It's a good time to visit with neighbors and get caught up.
My kids are grown up for the most part - my youngest is 19, but I remember the days when my daughter wanted to be a princess, and my son wanted to be a pirate. My tip for today is to let every day "normal" life inspire you to create. Pretty Little Studio has so many beautiful products to document or journal moments you want to remember, or for making cards to share. I used the Cinderella Die cut to make a Halloween card for my daughter.
I I used adhesive foam tape to add dimension to my project. Tip: The Believe Book Mark Cards make an excellent neutral background to mount your die cuts!

My background papers are from the You & Me Collection that compliments the colors in the die cut beautifully. The Gold Foil Lace Doily and sprinkle of gold stars from the Starry Night Confetti Mix are fit for a princess. Tip: Cut the 5" doily to fit your project and save the remnants for your next project.

Have a beautiful day!

Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5”
Pretty Little Studio Products:
Die: Cinderella
Doily: Gold Foil Lace 5”
Pattern Paper: You & Me Collection
Confetti: Starry Night
Believe Book Mark Cards
Stamp: Clearly Besotted “Once Upon A Time”

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SSCB#48 - What's New? Twig Wreath

A new challenge begins today at Serendipity Stamps, and it's an easy one, so all of you should be able to play along LOL!! Well... I sure hope you do anyway! We begin a new challenge on the first Wednesday of every month and you get a whole month to join us. This time the challenge is "What's New?"! All you need to do is create a project using a never before used product. It could be something old that you haven't gotten around to working with, or yes, absolutely.. something you just got in the mail.

My card features two new things.. the Twig Wreath stamp from Serendipity and some new "Into the Woods" pattern paper from Stampin' Up! I love autumn and couldn't resist those oranges and yellows calling to me!

Do you love that bit of glossy accents on the waterlilly seed pods?  You can thank DT member Marybeth for that.  I'm always drooling over her shiny close ups - I hope I did you proud girl!  

I almost used a pretty frame die to embellish that gorgeous wreath, but I thought something simpler would let it shine - center stage so I made a simple card stock matt with a corner rounder.  Do you love that fancy stitched scallop border?  That's from Pretty Pink Posh.. and yes.. you can find it at Serendipity.

Ready to see more?  The rest of the team is sure to delight... and we have a very special guest this month too!  I hope you'll stop and say hi to Pam Simpson at Pam's Crafts Blog!  She does such beautiful elegant work with lots of gorgeous layers that you're not going to want to miss!

Want to go shopping?  The 50% off stamp of the month is Wheel in Snow - and Mary is adding a free small cling stamp (her choice) with every die ordered.

Thanks for stopping by and check out some of that fall foliage!!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamp:  Serendipity Stamps Twig Wreath
Die:  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border
WeRMemory Keepers Corner Chomper 3/8"
Pattern Paper:  Stampin Up! Into the Woods
Twinery Twine Mandarin
Ink:  Memento, Copic
Glossy Accents 

Poppystamps Blog Blitz! Snow One Like You!!

Oh something big that you are for sure going to want to check out!  Poppystamps is starting their new release blog blitz today.  What's a blog blitz?  It's a chance to see all the newest products and win some prizes.  There is a prize featured on EVERY post during the blitz between Oct. 7-20.  You must leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.  You have until 10-22 to leave comments. 

On my post today I'm featuring the SNOW ONE LIKE YOU clear stamp set.   Here's a peek at my projects... 

And here's the prize

Now don't leave a comment here...   Go NOW to Poppy - click here - and leave a comment on their blog!  I'd love to see YOU WIN!!  

Supplies:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Poppystamps:  Snow One Like You
Die:  Memory Box Glorious Hearts
Misc:  Gems