Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ColourQ Challenge #126 - Thank You for Your Hospitality

Hello there! Back again today with another card using my new Market Street Stamps Home Sweet Home set. In a few weeks, we will be going to visit my husband's brother and his family before he leaves for a 9 month deployment to Afghanistan. My sister-in-law is always so welcoming when we visit, and I made this card to leave with her when it's time to come home.

I used the colors in this week's ColourQ Challenge - #126.

I will also be entering this into the Simon Says Stamp "Anything Goes" challenge :)

Stamps: Market Street Stamps Home Sweet Home
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dyo Duo
Paper: PTI Kraft, Stampers Select White, Dotty Biscotti PP
Dies: PTI In The Meadow (snowdrifts), Clouds
Other: PTI Canyon Clay Satin Ribbon, Copic Markers, Pop Dots

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Congratulations on your New Home {Market Street Stamps}

I love open line stamps, and I love scene building sets. Both of my parents just moved, and so, I decided a needed a set that I could use to make home-y cards. It just so happens that one of the new Market Street Stamps, Home Sweet Home, is PERFECT! It just arrived yesterday, and I couldn't wait to ink it up. It is SO much fun to play with! :) This card is for my mom.

This week's Tuesday Trigger over at the Moxie Fab blog is a perfect inspiration piece for my card. The Home-y theme and color scheme fit! :)

Stamps: Market Street Stamps Home Sweet Home
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Aqua Mist Pattern Paper Pack
Other: PTI Fresh Snow Twill Ribbon, Copic Markers, Popdots

Monday, February 27, 2012

PTI Make It Monday #55 - Creating Large Frames

Whew! It has been awhile since I participated in the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challege. This week, Challenge #55 is all about making large frames from small frame stamps. It is something that I never thought to do, and it is SO easy. I decided to break out my new PTI order which included the new Beautiful Butterflies stamp set and dies and Raspberry Fizz Pattern Paper Pack. The frame image is from the Fillable Frames Additions #1. This frame fits the Fillable Frames #3 die. The sentiment is from the Happy Day stamp set.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Beautiful Butterflies, Happy Day, Fillable Frames Additions #1
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, True Black, Raspberry Fizz Pattern Paper Pack
Dies: Beautiful Butterflies
Other: Raspberry Fizz Satin Ribbon, Popdots

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Liebster Award

I am so excited and so honored to have been awarded the Liebster Blog Award by my fellow stamper, Elena.

Liebster' is German for 'dearest'. The award is a 'share-the-love' arrangement, given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers.

Here's the to-do list of any Liebster award recipient:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your five blogger picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog (see above)
4. Hope that those you award forward it to their favorite bloggers.

My award is passed on to:


Thank you so much Elena for sharing this award with me. It truly means so much to know that my blog is on your favorites list! :)

Happy St. Patrick's Day Smartypants!

I got some much needed time in my craft room yesterday, and luckily, I have lots of new goodies to play with! :) We really don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but some of my family in Pennsylvania celebrates hardcore... Well, any excuse to send them a card and tell them all how much I love and miss them! I used a bunch of stamps from different companies for this card. The chevrons are from the new Paper Smooches CHA release (available 3/1) and they are part of a set called Geo-Graphic, designed by Karolyn Loncon. You can see more about the set here. The adorable little "geek" is from Paper Smooches Smartypants set (also available 3/1). The shamrock is from the new Owl See You in Spring by Jenny Suchin for The Craft's Meow. The "geek" is holding a pointer originally, but with a swipe of a babywipe, it was erased and that left room for the shamrock. The sentiment and leprechaun hat are from the Hats Off To You set by Lawn Fawn. I had SO much fun with this card! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Geo-Graphic and Smartypants (both available 3/1), The Craft's Meow Owl See You in Spring, Lawn Fawn Hats off To You
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Simply Chartruese
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White
Other: Copic Markers, PTI Orange Zest Satin Ribbon, Googly eyes

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Squeee! I LOVE Paper Smooches!

Happy Saturday everyone! In case it isn't pretty obvious here on my blog, I must profess my love for Paper Smooches Stamps. I am a member of their monthly stamp club which means that I get the new releases about a week before they are actually available in the store. It also means that by committing to the membership, I buy the stamps blindly. I don't know what's coming until Kim sends the email... but that's ok because no matter what it is, if it has the Paper Smooches name on it, I will want it! LOL! One of the March releases (not the CHA release, just the monthly release) is called Zoo Crew. Well, I must say it is definately my favorite of the three new sets, but the others are pretty awesome too. I couldn't wait to ink up this adorable little Zebra from the set. And aren't the zebra print hearts adorable too?!?! *LOVE* The sentiment and the party hat are from Party Posse. You will be able to find Zoo Crew here on March 1st. The super fun patterned paper is the new Raspberry Fizz Patterned Paper Pack from Papertrey Ink. YUM!

By the way, if you would like a chance to win some Paper Smooches stamps, join us for the SPARKS Challenge! You can find all of the details for the current challenge here.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Zoo Crew (available 3/1), Party Posse
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI New Leaf, Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz Pattern Paper Pack
Dies: PTI Limitless Layers 2.5" Circles, Double Ended Banner Die
Other: Doodlebug Twine, Copic Markers, Pop Dots, Rhinestone

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - [ 2.23 - 3.7 ]

It's time again for another Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge! The new inspiration photo (above) screamed "masculine" to me, which was perfect because I was needing to make a birthday card for my dad. Love killing two birds with one stone! :) I had alot of fun with this one... :) I used a bunch of Paper Smooches sets including Smoocheroos, My Guy, Surf and Turf , and Spiffy Scooters.

I hope you will join us for a chance to win some GREAT stamps! Can't wait to see how this photo inspires you! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Smoocheroos, My Guy, Surf and Turf, Spiffy Scooters
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Due Duo
Paper: PTI Kraft, Rustic Cream, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Hawaiian Shores, Distressed Dots PP
Dies: PTI Limitless Layers 2.5" Circles
Other: PTI Rustic Jute Twine, Pop Dots, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

Monday, February 20, 2012

Painted Love

Yep, this is another reject. LOL! For this card, I used Paper Smooches Spring Fling and for the painted hearts, the steam swirls from Hot Concoctions. The sentiments is one of my very favorites, and that is from Word Salad.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Spring Fling, Hot Concoctions, Word Salad, PTI Polkadot Basics
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Memento Lu Lu Lavender, Palette French Lilac, Versamark
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores
Other: Copic Markers, Doodlebug Twine

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Easter Wishes

Hello all! Life has been crazy busy lately... not much crafty time, and I am going through withdrawls! LOL! I wanted to share another one of the cards that I created for the last Paper Crafts call. I used a mixture of Paper Smooches and Papertrey Ink. The Paper Smooches sets that I used are A Little Lovin, and My Peeps. From PTI, I used Friendship Jar Spring Fillers and Label Basics and a few others for small details. You can find a complete supply list below.

Don't forget, there is still time to participate in the latest Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Deadline for entries is Wednesday, February 22nd. You can find all of the details here. Hope that you will join us for a chance to win some Paper Smooches stamps! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches A Little Lovin, My Peeps, PTI Friendship Jar Spring Fillers, Label Basics, Love Lives Here, Little Labels
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Happy Spots PP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Aqua Mist
Other: PTI Little Labels die, PTI Fresh Snow Twill Ribbon, PTI Aqua Mist Button, PAper Smooches twine, Corner Rounder, Copic markers

Monday, February 13, 2012

How Have You Bean?

Sadly, none of my submissions to the last Papercrafts call were picked up, but the up side to that is that I can share them here with you! :) I used a few Paper Smooches sets - Hot Concoctions, and Spring Fling. The frame is from the Lawn Fawn Fanciful Frames set.

That's all for now... off to finish Valentine's goodies for the boys' teachers :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions, Spring Fling, Lawn Fawn Fanciful Frames
Paper: PTI Kraft, Rustic Cream, MME Stella and Rose "Gertie" PP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Dies: PTI Edgers #2
Other: PTI Rustic Cream Twine, Copic Markers

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Pocketful of Love Notes

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I need to get cracking on my love-y dove-y projects. This is the card I plan to give my dear, sweet, wonderful husband. I used WPlus9's Pocketful and Pocketful: Valentine as well as their Love Notes die. The Pinking Shears die is from Papertrey Ink.

I just realized that this card will fit the bill for today's PTI 5th Anniversary contest, so I think I will enter it! (Thanks Kara! :) )

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Saturday! :)

Stamps: Wplus9 Pocketful, Pocketful: Valentine
Paper: PTI Fine Linen, Kraft, White, Pure Poppy, MME Stella & Rose "Gertie" PP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Tea Dye Duo, Pure Poppy
Dies: Wplus9 Pocketful, WPlus9 Love Notes, PTI Pinking Shears die
Other: PTI Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Popdots

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - 2.9 - 2.22

Hey there! So sorry that my blog has been so quiet! I have been busy creating, but can't share anything yet... I have to wait to see if any of my recent cards were chosen for the recent Papercrafts Magazine call! :)

But I am back today with the newest Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge! :) This challenge will run from today, February 9th until February 22nd. The inspiration photo (seen above) is perfect for a Valentine's card in fun and usual color scheme. I used the Yummers and Alphadot sets for my card.

Hope you are feeling inspired! Please join us for this fun challenge for your chance to win some AWESOME stamps!! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Yummers, Alphadot
Paper: PTI Kraft, Melon Berry, Road Trip PP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: PTI Pinking Shears
Other: PTI Melon Berry Ribbon, Copic Markers, PopDots