Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Published Card {Paper Crafts Magazine}

Waaaaaaay back, I got an email acceptance for a publication in the Card Creations Volume 11 issue of Paper Crafts Magazine! 
The issue is finally in print, so I can share my card with you!  For this card, I used Papertrey Ink's Snowflake Medley Stamp set and dies, and a sentiment from Tremendous Treats Christmas.
This issue is filled to the brim with tons of inspiration!  If you still need a copy, they are available on the Paper Crafts Magazine website, here.
That's all for now!!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #6

I can't believe it's time again for another Pinspired Challenge!  Challenge #6 is being sponsored by Paper Sweeties!!
And here is my card based on the above inspiration photo.  I used Paper Smooches Geo-Graphic, Chit Chat and Pretty Momma with a little bit of Diamond Stickles for some added sparkle. :)

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Be sure to check out the Pinspired Blog for lots more inspiration and details!  Hope you will join us for a chance to win a great prize!! :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop!

WOOHOO!  This month's PTI Blog Hop Challenge is all about sequins!  Of course I had to play along!
As soon as my March release order arrived, I tore into it and couldn't wait to ink up the new Birthday Style stamp set!  I used the confetti image and sentiment for my card today, along with some coordinating sequins for some added pizzazz! :)
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I can't wait to hop along and get lots of great ideas for using these fun little embellishments! :)  Hope you have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by!! :)
Stamps: PTI Birthday Style
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores
Paper: PTI White
Other: Sequins

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Featured on the CSS App today!!

I am featured on the CSS App today!  Click on the peek below to be taken to the full version :)

Happy Birthday Foxy! {Papertrey Ink}

Hey there!!  Just a quick post today...  I wanted to share a card with you using some of my new PTI goodies.
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Oh my goodness, I am so in love with those balloons from Birthday Style, and Hello Foxy is just adorable.  I pulled out a few of my other favorite PTI sets to go along with them.  Hope you like it!! :)
Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Birthday Style, Hello Foxy, Little Bitty Bird, Little Bitty Bird Additions, Love Lives Here
Paper: PTI White
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Memento Black, Rich Cocoa
Other: Copics, Memento fine tip marker, Silver Pearls

Friday, March 22, 2013

Pretzels and Beer! {Clear and Simple Stamps}

Hello there!!  TGIF!  Today I have a fun project to share with you just in time for the weekend!! :)  I pulled out some of my CSS Favorites release goodies and whipped up this little ensemble.  It came to me as my husband was relaxing and enjoying his favorite beverage and snack.  This project was a fun one for me... I don't do many masculine cards because I struggle with them, but I am quite pleased with this one. 
First a card using the new By the Glass dies and the By the Glass Too stamp set.  I also used Background Basics 1 and an older limited edition Celebrate stamp set.
And what goes better with beer than pretzels? *wink*
This little box is the Party Favors 8.  I cut a window using the Shapes: Squares dies and then adhered piece of clear acetate using the Simple Adhesive.  This favor box is so fun, especially when you use double sided pattern paper! :)
And here you can see the box closed :)

You can click on each of the pictures to show more detail... I seem to have issues with  blurry pics if I enlarge them through blogger...
That's all for now... Hope you have a great weekend!!  Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Boxes, Bags and Bows {Clear and Simple Stamps}

Hello there!!  It's group post day with Clear and Simple Stamps, and this week's challenge was to create a trio of goodies, packaged up using any of CSS' Favor Boxes or clear packaging offerings.  

I chose to work with the By the Glass set and new matching dies along with the 3" flat bottom candy bags.  Whenever I hear of someone drinking a Mojito, I giggle on the inside... I immediately think of feet... and with that in mind, comes today's project - A pedicure kit.  Moji-TOES. *wink*

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Inside of each Flat Bottom Candy Bag, I put a bottle of nail polish, some toe spacers, a nail file, and orange stick, some nail clippers and finally, a few packets of Crystal Light Mojito drink mix.  What's more fun than sipping an ice-cold beverage while getting a pedi?! 

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I used the insert portion of the Tri-Fold 2 die as a tag.  I made patterned paper using images the Taglines: By the Glass and the original Taglines set, a snipet of the small Eyelet border, then I diecut and stamped the tall glass image from By the Glass, adding some icecubes and lime slices to each glass.  I fussy cut the straws and added some diamond Stickles for some sparkle, then adhered each to their tag using foam squares.  The sentiment on each tag was stamped using the Alpha Duo stamp set.  Then I attached the tag with some Sterling Silver Cord.

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I love the versatility in these sets... They are perfect for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage gifts... perfect for a fun summer card, or for anything else you might be able to think up!  I am excited to give these little gifts away... I had so much fun making them!

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Be sure to visit these ladies for tons more inspiration using the CSS Favorites Release!

That's all for now... thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #5

Hey there!  It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another Pinspired Challenge!  I really love the inspiration photo for this challenge... so may possibilities!
The sponsor for this challenge is It's Always Fabulous!
For my card,  I used Paper Smooches Cut Loose.  The triangles of the kite reminded me of the triangles in the quilt pattern.  I also went with a similar color scheme.
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I hope that you are inspired by this fun photo!  To see more details about this challenge and to see the rest of the design team samples, please visit the Pinspired Challenges Blog! :) 
Hope you will play along for a chance to win a great prize!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Congratulations Laurel & Welcome Home Lily!

Today I am so excited to be part of a special blog hop!  We are celebrating the birth of little Lily and congratulating my friend Laurel and her family on their new addition! Yay!
Laurel, I am so very happy for you, Christian and big brother Lucas!  Little Miss Lily is absolutely precious and I hope you all are enjoying every second with her! 
Here is a card that I made for this special occasion!  I couldn't wait to break into my new Lawn Fawn Home Sweet Home stamp set!  I know how much you love Lawn Fawn, and I thought it was fitting since Lily is finally Home Sweet Home! ;)
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For those visiting my blog, I hope you will hop along and celebrate with us!!  Next stop on the hop is Chrissie!

Here is a list of participants:
Audrey  - **you are here**

Hope you have a great Saturday! :)

Friday, March 8, 2013

CSS Favorites Release {Clear and Simple Stamps}

WOOHOO!!  It's release day over at Clear and Simple Stamps!  This is a mini release which will revisit some old favorites and hopefully, with a few additions to the lineup, rekindle your love for some great older stamp sets!  For my project today, I am using a few of the new goodies and some new to me sets.  By the Glass and By the Glass Too have been on my wishlist for a long while now... and with the addition of matching dies and mini versions in the form of a new Taglines set, I had to have the By the Glass sets... like NOW.  I don't know why I waited so long... I kind of love them.
My project started with a sentiment from the new Taglines: By the Glass set.  A 'tini note of thanks.  How cute is that!?  And we all know things are cuter in tiny version... especially mini cards.  This little greeting measures 3" x 4".  The drink glasses are from the original By the Glass and By the Glass Too sets.  I used the new By The Glass dies and did some fussy cutting as well.  See that cute little open scallop border?  That is the new Eyelet Border dies!  There is a set of 2 - one large and one small.  I used the small one for this project.
To finish off my ensemble, I used the adorable little Cube die and a Tags 1 diecut with an image from the Taglines: By the Glass set.  The bubble image on the box is from the original By the Glass set.
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You can see the entire CSS Favorites release here.  Be sure to visit these talented ladies for more inspiration using the new products!
Audrey Tokach - **you are here**
But wait!  There's more!  Today is Reenee's birthday and I couldn't let the day go by without wishing her a very happy birthday!  Here is a card just for you Reenee!  Hope you have a wonderful day!!  Hugs!!
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For Reenee's card, I used Cart Pals: Baby, Cart Parts, Taglines and the new Eyelet Border :)
That's all for now... hope you have a great day! :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Featured on the CSS APP today!

Hello there!  I have a project featured on the CSS APP today!  Click the sneak peek below to be taken to the APP page.
Be sure to check back in tomorrow for the new CSS release! :)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

For the Love of Green {Clear and Simple Stamps}

Hello there!  It's March, and it's group post day over at Clear and Simple Stamps!  Since St. Patrick's Day is almost upon us, this week's challenge is perfect!  We were challenged to create a project using any of CSS' shades of green!  I used Glamazon Green, along with the Cart Parts stamp set and the shamrocks and a sentiment from the Taglines stamp set.  I created the rainbow using my new Derwent Inktense Pencils.  I can't wait to play with these some more! :)
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Be sure to check out the other CSS designers who are participating in this challenge:
Audrey - **you are here**
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!! :)