Monday, May 28, 2012

Jillibean Soup & Hero Arts - {StopAndScrap}

Hey there! So sorry it has been so quiet here lately... I have been in a bit of a creative funk and have been feeling a little uninspired. But I am back!

Today I used the Coconut Lime line from Jillibean Soup, a sentiment from a We R Memory Keepers stamp set, and some great stamps by Hero Arts for BasicGrey. If you haven't aready noticed, there is a pre-order available for a huge assortment of Hero Arts stamps in the StopAndScrap store! You can find them here. With so many wonderful offerings, there is sure to be a little something for everyone!

Here is my card:

That's all for now! Visit the StopAndScrap blog again tomorrow for another post filled with inspiration! Have a great Monday! :)

Monday, May 14, 2012 Blog Hop Winner

I have a winner from the Blog Hop! Chosen by a Random Number Generator was comment #50:

Lisa's Creative Niche said...
Congratulations to you! your card is beautiful and I can not wait to see more of your work!Lisa
May 7, 2012 7:54:00 PM

Congratulations Lisa!! Please email me at for details on how to claim your gift certificate! :)

Thank you all for hopping along with us! A complete list of winners will be posted on the SAS blog tomorrow. Be sure to check out the StopAndScrap blog today for my first design team project and check out the store for a great discount on today's new preorder!

Enjoy Summer with StopAndScrap

Hey there!! Here today with my first post on the StopAndScrap blog! I am so excited to share with you a little project that I made for my boys' teachers. The end of the year is fast approaching, and I want to let them know how much they are appreciated! I used papers from the new Fancy Pants summer line, Summer Soul. The papers are bright and beautiful and FUN! This little ensemble was a blast to create!

The little envelope will house a giftcard to the book store so these wonderful ladies can enjoy a new book while enjoying their summer vacation.

The Beach sign was made using a stamp from the Fancy Pants Summer Soul line. See those adorable flip-flops?! Those are a stamp from the We R Memory Keepers Down the Boardwalk line. That collection is available now at StopAndScrap, and a new summer collection from We R Memory Keepers, Red White & Blue, is now available for preorder! Be sure to check them out and get yours while you can!!

And finally, the matching card:

I used the same papers as mentioned above, and the sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Smarty Pants Stamp set.

That's it for me today! I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope it inspires you to create something wonderful! Have a great day!! :)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #33 - Guest Designer

Hello again! Boy oh boy, today is filled with TONS of EXCITING news!! This is my second post today... Scroll down to see my first post of the day :) I am back again to share with you a project for the new Lawnscaping Challenge #33 - Clean & Simple! I was THRILLED to receive an invitation from Laurel to be guest designer for this week's challenge!

This week's sponsor is the super fabulous Simon Says Stamp store!

Simon Says Stamp

For this card, I used the Cruising Through Life stamp set, a sentiment from Flutter By and the bright and fun Bright Side 6x6 paper pad.

I can't wait to see your take on this challenge!! Be sure to link up to the Lawnscaping blog for your chance to win an awesome prize! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Cruising Through Life, Flutter By
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Lawn Fawn Bright Side 6x6 paper pad
Other: Copic Markers, Fiskars Grass Punch, PTI Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Rhinestones

Super Duper, Hugely Exciting NEWS!

It sure is a HAPPY Monday for me! I have two huge bits of exciting news to share with you today! This is post #1 for the day, and check back after 8AM EST for more fun stuff!

A few weeks back, I received an email from a fellow papercrafter, Cindy, asking me if I would be part of a brand new design team for an awesome online retailer, StopAndScrap! I am just THRILLED and honored to be part of such an amazing team! I have had the pleasure of working with a few of the girls before, and I am looking forward to getting to know my other teammates better. Let me just tell you, you are going to be blown away by the talent on this team!

Now for a little about StopAndScrap... As I said, StopAndScrap is an online retailer who carries the latest and greatest scrapbooking supplies. SAS is kicking it up an notch, and soon will be carrying your favorite STAMPING supplies too! Hero Arts, Ranger, Tim Holtz and MORE! Along with this new venture, SAS is introducing a team of 11 designers to help inspire you! Every Monday through Thursday, you will find a post on the SAS blog from a different DT member sharing a variety of projects from scrapbook pages, to cards, to altered items and more. Each Friday, our DT Coordinator, Cindy, will share a video with you doing product demos, teaching new, innovative techniques, and showing new and different ways to use your favorite supplies.

Be sure to follow us! StopAndScrap can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Flickr. In case you were not aware, SAS offers an awesome Rewards Program too, and be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get up to the minute news on new products, and sales!

I would like to introduce you to my teammates:

Audrey Tokach
Carolyn King
Cindy Coutts
Gloria Stengel
Laurel Seabrook
Lea Lawson
Monika Davis
Savannah O'Gwynn
Tammy Hershberger
Tina Hale
Trudy Sjolander

Keep reading -- I have a few more fun things to share with you! We already have some projects made and you are cordially invited to our first blog hop today! We have prizes!! Along with the SAS blog, every design team member will be giving away a $20 gift cert to the store. The more you hop, the greater your chance is of winning one!

Okay, here are the rules:
1.   Leave a comment on the StopAndScrap Blog.
2.  Follow us on our Facebook page and/or sign up for our newsletter.
3.  Leave a comment here and on the other DT members blogs. 
4.  Add the Stop and Scrap blog badge to your blog.

It's that simple! Come back next Monday, May 14, to see if you won!

Here is my blog hop project! I used beautiful papers from Bo Bunny for this card. I just love the colors! :)

Be sure to check out the Pre-Order page to see all of the beautiful up and coming collections! Get yours before they sell out!!

We are all so happy to have you amongst us and look forward to serving you with inspiration and a great shopping experience at Stop and Scrap! The store is expanding so be on the lookout for more of your favorites to be added soon!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

ColourQ #135

Hello there!
Just a quick post to share a card that I made for the Colour Q Challenge #135 and the Paper Smooches Contest on the PS blog. For the PS contest, you had to create a card using ONLY cardstock. No pattern paper unless it was created with cardstock and background stamps. Here is the ColourQ challenge this week:

For this card, I used Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions, Debonair, Geo-Graphic and Sentiment Sampler.

Hope you have a great Sunday!! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches (links above)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, PTI Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores
Other: Rhinestones, Popdots