Saturday, July 13, 2013

Phew it's Saturday...

 
 
Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!
 
Yay we made it to the weekend. And I, of course forgot to do my posting for yesterday. Go figure right? Over at the Pink By Design blog we are hosting a  Summer Food and Drinks Challenge ( You have till tonight at 11:59 pm to enter ). Hard to think of something to make that is not a card that revolves around food and drink commonly ate or drunk in the summer time.
 
So I made this cute little cake box, that looks like a watermelon. Clever right?
 
 
Recipe:
Pink By Design Tags and Treats
Silhouette file for cake box
Recollections card stock
White satin ribbon and button
Trendy Twine
 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Talk to you again real soon.
 
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Technique Wednesday

 
Happy Hump Day Friends!
 

Today is Technique Wednesday over at the Pink By Design blog. And its all about creative stitching on your 4 hole buttons. This is also staying with our current theme challenge of Summer Food and Drinks.
 
Here is the tip I used:
 
Let’s name the holes: the upper left – 1, the upper right – 2, the lower left 3, the lower right – 4.
 
Stitch an arrow: the thread goes from 1 to 4, from 2 to 4 and from 3 to 4; you get an arrow pointing to the lower right corner. You can use this arrow to draw attention to some detail on your layout.
 
 
Recipe:
Card base is 4.25 x 5.5
Pink By Design Cocktails stamp set
Pink By Design Capture Life stamp set
Pink By Design Aloha stamp set
Trendy Twine in Tickled Pink
Gelly Roll pen and Ranger Archival ink
 
Have a great Wednesday!
 
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Monday, July 8, 2013

A Big Squeeze!

 
Happy Monday My Beautiful Friends!
 
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. Today is Monday, so it's our turn to host the challenge over at the Pink By Design Blog. This weeks challenge theme is Summer Food & Drinks. You know, Lemonade, Watermelon, Fried Chicken, Potato Salad?
 
Come link up your Summer Food and Drink projects HERE!
 
Here is my project for the challenge.
 
 
Recipe:
Card base is 4.25 x 5.5
Pink By Design A Cupcake for You stamp set
Pink By Design Cocktails stamp set
Pink By Design Plum Perfect stamp set
Pink By Design Capture Life stamp set
Cosmo Cricket Clementine paper stack
White Gelly Roll pen and Ranger Archival Ink
 
Well friends, I hope you will join us in this challenge this week. Don't forget one lucky friend will win a $10.00 gift certificate to the Pink By Design store, So come link up those projects! See you back here soon.
 
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy 4th of July America!

 
Happy 4th of July Friends!
 
I am a composite being of all the people of America.
I am the union if you are united.
I am one and indivisible if you are undivided.
I am as strong as the weakest link.
I am an emblem of your country.
I am a symbol of the shadow of the real.
I am a sign pointing to past achievements.
I am a promise of greater things for the future.
I am what you make me.
I am purity if you are pure.
I am bravery if you are brave.
I am loyalty if you are loyal.
 
I am honor if you are honorable.
I am goodness if you are good.
I am hope if you are hopeful.
I am truth if you are true.
 
I am the Constitution.
I am law and order.
I am tolerance or intolerance as you force me to be.
I am liberty as you understand liberty.
I am as a pillar of fire by night,
but you must provide the fuel.
 
I march at the head of the column,
but you must carry me on.
 
I stand for greater and more glorious
achievement than can be found in recorded
history, but you must be my inspiration.
 
I AM THE FLAG.
 
 
Recipe:
Ranger Tag
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China and Barn Door
White Gelly Roll Pen
Hemp Twine and Star Button
My own hand colored seam binding
 
Enjoy your 4th of July and be safe!
 
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Update and Project.

 
Hello Friends and Happy Monday!
 
I was adding a new way to follow my blog since Blogger decided to do away with Blog reader today :(.  If you look to the right of my blog you will see I added the fun new way to stay up to date on my postings-----------------> I'd love it if you would click on the box and follow my blog. Anyways I was adding that and realized I am a couple projects behind on posting. So this week I need to play catch up and get those posted.
 
 
For this card I used Pink By Design's Red, White, & Blue stamp set, Bo Bunny Liberty Designer paper, and my Making Memories paper distresser.  Just in time for the 4th of July! This card is 4.25x5.5. Well Friends, Have a great Monday and I'll be back tomorrow with another project.
 
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Monday, June 17, 2013

Red, White, & Blue Challenge

 
Hello Friends and Happy Monday!
 
We have a fun new challenge going on over at the Pink By Design Blog. You can link up your projects HERE!  This week it's time for you to come link up your Red, White, & Blue projects in honor of 4th of July!  You have until Saturday June 22nd, 2013 to play along with us and for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Pink by Design. You do not have to use Pink By Design Stamps for the challenge (but we’d love it if you did).
 
Here is my project for some inspiration.
 
 
Recipe:
Pink By Design Red, White, & Blue stamp set
Bo Bunny Designer Paper
Card is 4.25 x 5.5
 
I hope that you will come join us for this challenge. Can't wait to see all your projects. Have a great Monday friends!
 

Friday, May 31, 2013

Anything but a card Friday!

 
Hello Friends,
 
Happy Friday! Today complete's my posting week over at the Pink By Design Team Blog. And today our post is all about non-card Father's Day projects. Goes along with our challenge theme this week. All about Father's. Be sure to link up your Father's Day projects if you haven't already. You can do so by clicking HERE.
 
For today's project I made this adorable lil brief case. You can find the cut file for this project in the Silhouette store, along with the mustache. It was a super easy holder to make and I think it is perfect for any man considering they don't care much about the bling and flashiness. And if they throw it away my feelings won't be hurt to bad.
 
 
Recipe:
Silhouette Store for Mustache and Briefcase gift card holder.
True Hemp Crafting Cord
 
Here is a picture of all my Father's Day projects I made for the week.
 
 
 
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend,
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Grandpa

 
Hello Friends,
 

 Today I would like to share a project I made for the Pink By Design Tip/Technique day.
For the tip we would like to share with you how to use crayons with your Cuttlebug folder's. Make sure to head on over to the Pink By Design blog for all the info.
 
Here is my card for Tip/Technique day.
 
 
Recipe:
Charles Cuttlebug folder
Silhouette store for mustache and sentiment tag
Recollections cream and black cardstock
Button, hemp twine, black crayon
 
Don't forget about the Pink By Design Father's Day challenge going on now HERE.  You have until Saturday June 1st, 2013 to play along with us and for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Pink by Design. You do not have to use Pink By Design Stamps for the challenge (but we’d love it if you did).
 
Have a wonderful Wednesday and see you again back here on Friday!
 
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Monday, May 27, 2013

PBD Father's Day Challenge

 
Happy Memorial Day!
 
We have a fun new challenge going on over at the Pink By Design Blog this week. The challenge is anything " Father " related. 
 
Link up your Father projects HERE, for a chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the Pink By Design store.
 
I made this fun Father's Day card.
 
 
Recipe:
Pink By Design Vintage Holidays stamp set
Silhouette store for mustaches
Cuttlebug  embossing folders Charles, Swiss Dots, and Forest Branches
Recollections kraft, black, and cream cardstock
 
Have a great day!
 
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Friday, May 10, 2013

Two Projects...

 
Hello Friends and Happy Friday!
 
I completly forgot to do my post on Wednesday, so I'm gonna catch you up on that posting and my Not A Card Friday posting too. Kinda like a little re-cap. To see all the projects  I did this week you can head over to the Pink By Design Blog. Don't forget the May Flowers Floral Theme challenge is still going on. You can link up your projects at the PBD blog.
 
Wednesday's tip of the day was a good one. For the video on our tip you can find it HERE!
 
Here is my card featuring the Distress Flower tip.
 
 
Recipe:
Lori Whitlock card shape from the Silhouette store
October Afternoon Clothesline Designer Paper
Punched flowers in various shapes
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink
Tattered Angels " Glacier " spray
Recollections pearls and kraft cardstock.
 
And for my Not A Card Friday project:
 
 
Recipe:
Svg Cuts Birdhouse file
Cosmo Cricket designer paper
Prima Flowers in Island Pastels
 
Alright my Friends, That is all for today! I hope you have a wonderful Friday and a even better weekend!  
 
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Monday, May 6, 2013

May Flowers Challenge


 
 
Hello Friends,
 
This week over at the Pink By Design, design team blog we have a fun new challenge for you. Starting today through Saturday we are challenging you to show us your May Flower projects. So basically anything floral goes this week. So come on over and link up your projects for a chance to win a $10.00 Gift Certificate to the Pink By Design store.
 
For my design team project, I made these cute little A2 card holders. These files can be found at the Silhouette online store. I am making these for my Mother-In-Law for Mother's Day. Each holder will hold it's own theme card so she can just grab and go.
 
 
Recipe:
Pink by Design Artisian Tag stamp set
Pink By Design Fresh Goodies stamp set
DCWV Playtime paper stack
Lori Whitlock A2 card holder Silhouette file
 
Come on over and link up your projects by clicking HERE.
 
See you all Wednesday for a project and a tip.
 
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Monday, April 15, 2013

April Showers Challenge

 
 
Hello Friends and Happy Monday!
 
Today over at the Pink By Design Blog we have another fantastic challenge for you! This week its all about April Showers. This could be anything " shower " related. For example…Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, April Showers, Rain, Umbrella’s, Rain boots, bathtub with a shower, or clouds with rain. You get the idea. When you hear April Showers what do you think of? You can link up any project containing anything that relates to showers of any sorts or April Showers.
 
Here is my inspirational project to get you motivated for the challenge.
 
 
For this card I used the Lori Whitlock bracket shaped card, along with a couple under umbrella shape from the Silhouette store. Designer paper is from MME Moments 6x6 paper stack. Sentiment is from PBD Spring has Sprung stamp set. I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink.
 
I hope that you will join us this week for this challenge. You can link up your projects here on my blog, or on the Pink By Design blog HERE!
 
I hope you will come by the PBD blog and see the other design team member's projects. They sure are cute.
Have a great Monday! 
 
 
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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Little Prince Blog Hop Winner


 
Little Prince Blog Hop Winner
 
Hello Friends,
 
I almost forgot to announce the winner of the Little Prince Blog Hop!
Drum roll Please...
 

Debra Lovell said...
I"liked" Unity Stamps on Facebook ,and I let them know I was from the Little Prince's Blog Hop. I love the little truck box,very inspiring! I am a follower...:) "Happy Spring"


 
Congrats Debra, You won the Unity stamp Ticket stamp set!  Please contact Jessica at homespunelegance.jk@gmail.com SUBJECT: Little Prince Blog Hop Winner (what you won) and Shipping address!!
 
Thank you all for your wonderful comments,  I enjoyed reading every single one! Have a great rest of your weekend and Monday!


 
 
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wacky Wednesday at More Than Favors


 
Hello Friends,
 
This week over at More Than Favors with Paula, She is hosting her bi-weekly challenge. These challenges are super fun, and she has awesome prizes.
 
This week the challenge is Birthday themed. Now this can be a card, a altered item, anything birthday related. Here is my design team project for inspiration.
 
 
I got the card shape from the Silhouette store, as well as the birthday hat, and sentiment tag.  Sentiment is from Pink By Designs " Birthday, Birthday " stamp set. I added some stickles to the stars on the hat so it would match the card stock. Designer card stock is MME " Party time " stack. Perfect for Birthday's!  The hat looked bare at the bottom so I added some Divine Twine and bling to the sentiment tag.
 
I hope you will join us this week over at More Than Favors. I can't wait to see all your projects! Have a great Wednesday friends.
 
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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Little Prince Blog Hop


Hello Friends,
 
Welcome to the Little Prince Blog Hop, we're celebrating Jessica's little prince's 2nd birthday with a 3 day hop! Happy Birthday Mason!
There is a lot of boy themed projects and blog candy along the way so make sure you stop and visit every blog along the 3 day hop.
 
If you have arrived here from Julie's Blog :http://3girljam.blogspot.com/
then you are in the right spot. But if you stumbled upon my post and would like to start from the beginning, then head on over to Jessica's blog.
 
I went pretty simple on my boy projects, I had a card that matched the baby booties, but misplaced it somewhere in my crafty corner. So I made a adorable paper car to take it's place.
 
 
I bought the file for these ADORABLE baby shoes from the Silhouette store. They are pretty easy to assemble, and are perfect for baby shower gifts and or treat holders. With as many people as I know having baby's I thought this file would come in handy for years to come.  Dressing up these little shoes was a bit of a struggle as I do not have much boy embellishments. I went ahead and added my own seam binding for the shoe strings, and I am Roses in blue and white for a simple finishing touch. The white trim for the sole of shoe I purchased at Joanne's.  Designer paper is MME " Follow your Heart ".
 
For my second project I wanted to make something that would be appropriate for a 2 year old birthday party. This car is actually a favor box.
 
 
 
I also purchased this car favor box from Silhouette store. It was pretty easy to assemble and fun to embellish. I ran the tires through my Tim Holtz embossing folder Retro Circles, then added the cute little screw brads. I applied glossy accents to the windows, then sprinkled Martha Stewart Course glitter to finish them off. The lights and licence plate are just plain card stock stickled up. I went around the edges of the car with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink. Designer paper is from MME Party time stack.  These little cars hold Hershey nuggets and a whole array of different candies.
 
So those are my projects, something for a baby prince, and something for a toddler prince.
Unity Stamp Company has been so generous and is letting me give away a stamp set with a retail value of 26.00!  All you have to do is Please "like" Unity Stamps on Facebook ( HERE ) and let them know you are stopping by from the Little Prince blog hop. Please leave a comment on my blog letting me know you did so, to be entered to win! US residents only.
 
Here is the stamp set up for grabs...
 
 
 
I do not require that you follow my blog, but I would love it if you " like " my facebook page ( HERE ) and/or sign up for my blog emails.
 
Now off to Laurie's Blog where I am sure she has a incredible project for you to see. Have a wonderful day and Monday! And Thank You for stopping by!
 
 
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Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring Blog Hop ~ Pink by Design and Lovebug Creations



Hello Friends,
 
I want to welcome you to my blog, and to the Pink By Design/Lovebug Creations Co-Blog Hop!

Im number 14 on the stop.
 
You should be arriving here from the ever so talented Martha from http://beautifulcreationsmp.blogspot.com/ , But if you just happened to stumble across this post, I would love it if you would start at the beginning of the hop at the
 
Today you will get to see some awesome Pink By Design stamps and delicious colors of Lovebug Rumple Ribbon. Not to mention some fab blog candy along the way.

I must admit I got a little carried away when I saw how deep and rich Lovebug's Rumple ribbon was. I just couldn't stop creating. So I made 3 cards, each showcasing a lovely color. This ribbon and Pink By Design sentiments go perfect together.

 
 
For my first card I used Pink By Design Stamp of the Month for Jan 2013~You are my Happy
Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon in Green Leaves
Designer paper is from Websters Pages
I am Roses
Swirlz background from Birds Cards and Label from Silhouette store
 
 
 
For card #2, I used Pink By Design Stamp of the Month for August 2012~ Illuminate
Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon in Rosebud
Designer paper from My Minds Eye
Background Heart - Birds Cards
Label Shape from the Silhouette Store
I am Roses
 
 
 
For this last card, I used Pink By Designs Stamp of the Month for April 2012~ My Favorite Kind
Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon in Sunflower
Designer paper from Websters Pages
My Minds Eye brad
Honeycomb background from Birds Cards
and Label shape from the Silhouette store
 
Well I hope I didn't bore you to much :)
You're next stop on the hop is the crafty talented Stephanie at www.stephanie-eaken.blogspot.com
 
No blog candy at this stop, and no follower button either, but I would love it if you followed me on facebook and subscribed to my email. Enjoy the rest of the hop! And have a wonderful weekend, And a very happy Easter!
 
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Spring Watering Can



Hello Friends,

I wanted to share with you my project that is posted over at  the Pink By Design blog. Paula, Gloria, and I all made non-card projects. We would love it if you would come on over and take a look.

Here is my watering can.

 


 

For this 3-D watering can, I bought the shape from the Silhouette store. Designer paper is MME Alphabet Soup. ( Oldie but a Goodie ) Prima Calypso flowers. Pink By Design " Life's a Garden " sentiment, Recollection bling, Divine Twine, sentiment spot from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon's svg shop, hearts are also from the Silhouette store. This watering can did not turn out the way I visioned it in my head, but either way it came out cute.
 
Well friends, I want to wish you a happy Friday, And I will be back tomorrow for a fun blog hop. Pink By Design is pairing up with Lovebug Creations for a awesome blog hop featuring Pink By Design Stamps and Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon. I'm sure it will be loads of fun with lots of great projects and blog candy :)
 
Have a good day.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thanks A Bunch


 
Hello Friends,
 
As promised I have two posts for you today. Like I said before I can't seem to remember what day is which and when I need to post. Blame those pregnancy hormones.  Today's post is a feature that we have over at the Pink By Design blog. Every Wednesday we share a trick or tip with you. There have been lots of good ones so be sure to come by and take a look. This week our tip was how to rumple your ribbon. Now I'm not going to share all the details with you here, because I want you to stop by Pink By Design blog so you can see Paula and Gloria's projects using this tip. But here is my card using the rumple ribbon tip.
 
 
For this card I used designer paper from MME " Alphabet Soup " , I used my 1 inch punch to create the flowers. The twine is a mix of Divine twine and Trendy Twine. To get the stems of my flowers to stay I used Scotch quick dry. Sentiment is from Pink By Design March 2011 Stamp of the Month " Grow ". Ribbon and Buttons are from my stash.
 
So come on over to the Pink By Design blog and take a look at the other creations. If you use this tip we would love to see your projects. You can post them on the Pink By Design Facebook page.
 
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Pink By Design Challenge: Spring

 
Hello Friends,
 
Seems I have fallen a little behind on my postings..So I have two to share with you today. And I'll have another one for ya'll tomorrow. So first of all, I want to show you a card I made for the challenge going on at the Pink By Design blog. This week the challenge is anything Spring related. For example...flowers, birds, bee's, Easter, rain if you live in the pacific northwest :)
 
For me, seeing all the baby sheep, and baby farm animals being born is Spring. So I created this cute little sheep tag.
 
 
For this tag I found a journal shape from the Silhouette store and just layered it 3 times, to give it more dimension.
 
 
Sheep shape is from the Silhouette store as well, I embossed his wool using the Tim Holtz swirlz embossing folder. I applied glossy accents to the swirlz and then sprinkled glitter. He shimmers! Designer paper is Websters Pages and the bling is from Recollections. Seam binding is my own. Sentiment is from Pink By Design " Hoppy Easter ", a button and divine twine finish this little tag off.
 
I hope that you will join us this week for this challenge, there is even a prize up for grabs :) You can either go to the Pink By Design Blog, or link up your spring projects here! Have a Fab day Friends.
 

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