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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hosting PCP...3D68 challenge

Hello ladies and gents! Today I have been asked to host the 3-D challenge on Paper Craft Planet and I am super excited! For today's challenge we will be to make necklaces or other jewelry out of metal washers.
What you'll need:
metal washers (any size)
leather cord
neclace endings
various beads
sand paper or sanding kit (mine is a precision kit from basic Grey)
adhesive, I used mono multi...either the metal or the regular will work
Crystal effects or diamond glaze to cover.
Add your paper, then sand and cover with crystal effects (I usually let mine dry overnight) Then you add the cord or ribbon and pretties...ans that is all!
Here are some links to tutorials:
DIY Tutorial
Here is a picture of my necklace. I got the leather downtown in leather alley, I'm extremely blessed to have such easy access to wonderful quality leather! And the bead was purchased at the same shop along with the leather endings. I love how it turned out!

Here is a pic of me wearing the necklace...I love it! If you would like to purchase one of these just let meknow! Send me an e-mail or leave me a comment!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and happy Stampin


Monday, June 28, 2010

LPSC74...a sketch by Allison

Todays Little Paper Shop Blog sketch is brought to you by Allison Fillo from Stampin' When I Can...it's a nice sketch, I had a little bit of difficulty trying to get it to come together, but in the end I am pretty satisfied with the results.
I used the stamp set {I Heart} I love the little bird houses, they remind me of love birds...I love birds, especially humming birds...anywho I digress. I simply stamped my image directly on a piece of DP as per the sketch and then I colored the pole with a black marker and the roof with a red marker...tahhh dahhh all done! Super simple, super cute!

Here is the sketch for you! I do hope you'll play along with us over at the Little Paper Shop Blog
This weeks prize to one random participant is {Little Friend} digi image.

Stamps: {I heart} By Little Paper Shop
Ink: Stazon Black
Paper: Cameo Coral, barely bananna, June Bug DP by Basic Grey
Accessories: trim, gingham ribbon, rhinestones, markers

Thank you sooo much for stopping by! And I do hope you'll play along with us!
Hugs and Happy Stampin'


Sunday, June 27, 2010

A little Birdie...

Hello hello! By now you have probably seen the amazing sketch for this week...if not please scroll down :)

I love this sketch, I like the two pieces going perpendicular to the main image panel! For my two pieces I have used the faux suade technique (when you rub a bone folder along one side of a piece of paper and the fibers start to separate, when you peel the two layers apart it looks like suade!) on the two blue strips...they look really cool in real life!

So I am seriously in LOVE with this image, it's a RAM image and it's called Birthday Parade The little owls are too stinkin cute I tell ya! I love them!

I colored my image with watercolor pencils and I think my coloring is getting better! ;) At least that's what I like to tell myself (still dreaming of copics...someday!) and cut it out using the nestabilities label 9 set...love this set of dies! To complete the card I thought some blong was in order...yes this was a boy card...and yes I did infact give it to a little boy last night for his 6th birthday...but a little bling never hurt anyone!

Stamps: Birthday Parade from the RAM collection for PWCO.

Ink: Stazon black
Paper: So saffron, vanilla, Prism blue and green. DP is jillibean soup, cream of mushroom

Accessories: watercolor pencils, blender pens, rhinestones, bigshot, nesties labels 9,

dimentionals, bone folder (for faux suade technique)

Thank you sooo much for stopping by!

Hugs and happy Stampin'


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Can I just say that I am VERY SAD that this is my last post as a guest designer with Sweet N Sassy Stamps! :( I love the images and all the nice fun people over there! Thank you so much for having me, it has been an honor!

Now onto my card!

I used the stamp set Praying for You, I love the font that this digi set uses! I simply printed the sentiment on a piece of vanilla cardstock and then used my biggest nesties label 9 to cut it out. The designer paper below from the marrakech paper pack by Basic Grey and thebutton is also from Basic Grey. To finish it off I simply added a large prima and some black gingham ribbon...can you say YUMMY!
I love the simplicity of this image and how the sentiment can stand alone without an image.
Ink: none
Paper: kiwi kiss, vanilla, tangerine tango, marrakech DP by Basic Grey
Accessories: fancy scallop punch, black gingham ribbon, nesties label 9, prima flower, basic grey buttons
I also made this card for the Inspiration 238 challenge on SCS...I was inspired by the bright colors of this little bag here although my card went more green than yellow!

And last but not least I used the sketch challenge 89 over at Eat Sleep Stamp.

Thank you sooo much for stopping by!

Thanks again for having me!

Hugs and happy stampin'


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

And we have a winner...

I'm sorry for the late posting, but I have two winners for the cut templates. First come first serve. Whoever e-mails me first at mabieme1999@yahoo.com and let me know which template you want...either the tea pot or the cupcake and I will pass on the e-mail to Adela. Thank you sooo much! And the winners are:
Ann and Davin!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs and Happy Stampin'

Monday, June 21, 2010

LPSC73 Melon Bermuda Summer!

Howdy ho my friends! It's time for another super fun color challenge by Little Paper Shop...I love color challenges! Todays colors (as you might of guessed from my tittle) are Melon Manbo, Bermuda Bay and an optional Summer Sun...I opted to go with a summer sun box of candles :)

This little cake mix was actually a present for my sons 1st grade teacher, as part of her end of the school year gift...her birthday is in August and I though it would be really cute to give her this since we wont be seeing her on her special day!

I love how it turned out! I have seen many packagings like this, but in the end I ended up creating my own with my own measurements. I love the little apron card to match, it has a little pocket for it on the other side of the cake box! I love that it already includes candles and a jar of Hundreads of Thousand (that's how they say Sprinkles in Australia!)


Stamps: Lucy Baking by Little Paper Shop

Ink: Stazon Black

Paper: Tempting turquoise, cameo coral, whisper white

Accessories: water color pencils, blender pens, lace trim, brads,

ribbon (silk and grosgrain)

Thank you sooo much for Stopping by!

Hop on over to the Little Paper Shop Blog to see what the rest of the DT created!

Happy Stampin!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Up for a Swim?

Hello ladies and gents! I hope you enjoyed the blog hot yesterday! I love all the creations...can yoiu say gorgeous! Today I have a little card for you using one of the new Zoe release stamps, isn't she cute?


Stamps: Zoe the Swimmer (she's on sale this weekend too!)
Paper: Kiwi kiss, baja breeze, vanilla, DP from Three bugs in a rug
Ink: stazon black
Accessories: Primas, rhinestones, watercolor pencils, blender pens, dimentionals, coluzzle oval cutter,

Sorry this is short, but I hope everyone has a wonderful Father's Day!

Don't forget about our blog hop and the awesome new stamps! You can WIN the whole collection! Also, if you purchase the new stamps bundle you get the free bonus stamps! And last but certainly NOT least, EVERY stamp in the store is 10% off! Go ahead, you know you need these sweet little stamps!
This was also created for todays Featured Stamper 176 challenge on SCS.
My inspiration came from this card seen here.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

PWCO June release...Soccer!!! Blog Hop

Okay so this is a totally appropriate set for me to be pre-viewing! I am LOVING the FIFA World Cup right now...GO PORTUGAL!!!!! Sorry I digress, Paper Works Co. is releasing some super awesome and super cute stamps today, not only that, they are also having a HUGE sale 10% off your total order! (will be deducted from your invoice automatically) Today they are releasing a few super cute stamps from the Sports Kids series and the one I have for you all to preview is this super cute, super adorable soccer kid! (Did I mention GO PORTUGAL yet!?!

Isn's this little guy cute?! I love him! I love his little outfit and his HAIR! EEEEKKK! Okay Spaz over! This has got to be one of the most simple cards...once you have colored and cut it out the assembly is pretty fast!
I simply adhered the score to the front and thr DP to the inside. I then used my Coluzzle circle cutter and cut it to a little bigger than the image. Added dimentionals to Zack and Voila...card complete...sure to make any little boy happy!
Stamps: Zack the Soccer Player by Paperworks Co.
Inks: stazon black
Paper: Kraft, whisper white, Three Bugs in a rug Simple pleasure collection
Accessories: Coluzzle, dimentionals, watercolor pencils, blender pens,
Jillibean soup Alphabean stickers

I have some YUMMY blog candy for you as well! So please leave me a comment letting me know what your FAVORITE sport is and you will be entered!
One lucky winner will also get the ENTIRE new release collection! So be sure to leave a comment on ALL the DT blogs to increase your chances of winning!

I hope you are arriving from Daniella's Blog If not please start HERE!
Thank you sooo much for stopping by! Your next stop is Sunghee!
Have fun and thanks for stopping by!
And here is the complete blog list for you in case you get lots along the way! :)
Hugs and Happy Stampin'

P.S. Don't forget, if you purchase all the New Release bundle you get some FREE bonus stamps as well! I will be making a card with the new stamps soon...so you can oogle them!
And here is a Link to the whole Sports Kids Collection

Super Dad...from the kids!

Hello ladies! Have you made your Father's Day cards yet? NO! Okay well here is an awesome set for you to use! I love this little guy...he pretty much rocks and I think he is definately a Super Dad!

I colored him according to the colors of the DP, but I think he looks pretty awesome! I love his tights and his super cool cape! Now, go on...you too can get this Super Dad digi image here and be on your way to making a SUPER FAB Father's day card too...get the kids to color it (That's what I did!)...I know the men in your life will love that!


Stamps: Super Dad by Sweet N Sassy Stamps

Ink: none

Paper: Confetti White, whisper white, designer paper by Basic Grey

Accessories: ribbon, watercolor pencils, blender pens, small oval punch

Thank you SOOOO much for stopping by! Happy Stampin'


Friday, June 18, 2010

Hey Cupcake treat...

Hello all! This sweet little box is another AWESOME template from Creations by AR...I love her templates! And you have until tomorrow to leave me a comment and you too can win one of the templates...either the tea pot or this sweet cupcake template! Both templates come with a card pattern too!

Looking at this cute little box I would totally add a little gem to that ribbon! Ohhh hind sight is 20/20!

This little box would be AWESOME for birthday party favor boxes! I think they are absolutely precious! Fill them with all sorts of different candies or little toy treats!

Thank you soooo much for stopping by! Hugs to you all and don't forget to leave a comment...I'll be picking a winner tommorrow (Saturday). Have a great day!

Happy Stampin'


Monday, June 14, 2010

Creations by AR June release

Good morning ladies and gents! Today I am very pleased and proud to announce that I will be working with Adela from Creations by AR on her awesome template design team!

Design Team:

Amy Park

Magdalena Cortez

Maria Bell

Silvia Mabie

Adela Rossol

June Guest DT

Susan Joyce

And I will have another fun template to post later on this week...I can't wait to show you.

Win: One of the new SetsComment

Deadline: Friday, June 18th at midnight

Winner Announced: Saturday, June 19

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and Happy Stampin'


Bathing Tyson Blog Hop

Hello my friends! Tomorrow is release day and the sets Little Paper Shop is releasing are super cute! for today's preview we are going to be doing a little blog hop...so you can see what the rest of the DT came up with, but also so you can win some free goodies!

There will be a $10 gift certificate for Sunday and a $15 gift certificate for the Blog Hop on Monday. But you must comment on both previews in order to be eligible to win either prize...but it's easy peasy and I know I wouldn't turn down free stamps! (plus my previews are cute and I know you want to tell me how much you love them!) Here is a link to my first project in case you missed it! You have until Thursday 9pm EST to leave a comment on both post of the Little Paper Shop design team members blogs to be eligible to win the awesome gift certificates!

Here is my card for Bathing Tyson!

I used the sketch for this weeks challenge (yet another chance for you to win FREE goodies!) This weeks prize is {Little Friend} Digi image, so please play along!

Stamps: {Bathing Tyson} by Little Paper Shop
Ink: Stazon brown
Paper: choc. chip, very vanilla, Nook and Pantry By basic Grey
Accessories: ribbon, watercolor pencils, blender pens, coluzzle, 3/4 inch circle punch, buttons

If you have come here from Julie E's Blog then you are on the right path...if not please start at the Little Paper Shop blog and come back real soon!

Once you have left me a comment, your next stop is Julie L's Blog...hahaha it's a Julie Silvia Julie Sandwich! hehehe

Thank you soooo much for stopping by! I can't wait to see your comments so you can have a chance to win FREE goodies!

Hugs and Happy Stampin'


Sunday, June 13, 2010

PaperWorks Co. Sketch challenge

Isn't the sketch soooo much fun this week?! I really love it! It's a great way to use up some scraps or have fun with different embossing foldcers! I love this little hippo with her little friend on her back...just too cute! I used some yummy DP, it's called Simple Pleasures from Three Bugs in a Rug and I love it!

For the swirls and the heart I used an adhesive transfer from Doodlebugs called "Stick With it" and I love these transfer sheets...just add glitter! I also used three different embossing folders. I used Bloom Dots, Spots and Dots, and Swiss Dots. The image I used is from the Safari friends collection and it's called Harriet the Hippo. If you haven't already, you need to check out this collection, the animals are adorable!

The rest was easy peasy...simply ink around the edges and water color your image and you are good to go! I do hope you'll play along with the sketch challenmge this week!


Stamps: Harriet Hippo from the Safari friends collection by PWCO

Ink: stazon black, rose red

Paper:bed of roses by Three bugs in a rug, white

Accessories: watercolor pencils, blender pens, big shot, swiss dots, bloom dots and spots and dots embossing folders, sponge, colluzle, stick with it adhesive transfer, glitter
Thanks sooo much for stopping by!
Hugs and happy Stampin'

Little Paper Shop June pre-view #1

Lucy's back! She's cookin' somehting up for you too! But my project is showing you that this set is extremely versatile...not just for your baking needs! Little Paper Shop is proud to introduce the super cute and adorable {Baking Lucy}! She will be released on Tuesday June 15th, but in the mean time we would love to share some inspiration with you!

We went on a trip to Balos the other day and collected a bunch of sea shells so when I got home I made a little container to hold them...it's really a pasta sauce jar (reduce, reuse, recycle!) added some fabric, ribbon and a tag and voila...finished project!

I paper pieced Lucy's dress and then added a shell to her hand...I used three different sets for this tiny tag! {Baking Lucy}, {Beach Jena} and the {Beauty of Nature}.
Now be sure to stop by the Little Paper Shop blog and see what the rest of the DT members have come up with!
Happy Stampin'


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturdays with Sweet N Sassy

And he loves you very much! That's what I always think when I start reading the sentiment on this stamp set...but I have small children and we watch Veggie Tales often... Sorry about that, hope I didn't get any songs stuck in anyones heads! LOL

Anywho, I digress, I think these little birds are the sweetest birds alive...errr digi's...you know what I mean! LOL I used my coluzzle to cut the circle around the birds and when I could go no further I used my paper snips...I like the end effects, those birds look too cute! I think they know the sentiment is true, or maybe they have the Veggie Tales theme song stuck in their heads too!

I added a bit of glitter to the leaves after I watercolored them using my watercolor pencils and blender pens and I sponged 2 different colors around the circle, I think it looks pretty neat! Did some paper piercing and added a gem to dot my eye and called it a day! What do you think?

Ink: craft turquoise, craft green galore
Paper: Kraft, white, Nook and Pantry by Basic Grey
Accessories: twill, staples, watercolor pencils, blender pens, paper piercing tool, sponge, gem, glitter

This card was made for the Isnpiration challenge236 on SCS my inspiration came from these perfume bottles found here!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stampin'


Friday, June 11, 2010

F4A16 Jelly Filled Doughnut!

Odd title I know! LOL but that is the name of todayc challenge on SCS! F4A15 is mine all mine! So I thought it would be a good idea to make a card like a jelly filled doughnut! what wouls that entail you may ask? Well a Jelly filled doughnut usually has a whole (you know where the jelly is inserted) and all the YUMMY stuff is on the inside...that is what I want your cards to be like today! I want a whole on the base of your card and then put all the pretties on the inside! Fun right! I know I'm super excited myself!

And now for some pics!

For the outside of the card I simply embossed it with a CB embossing folder and then cut out the window and added a rhinestone. Done. Easy peasy!

The inside was super easy too. I simply cut a piece of the marrakech DP to size and added my imade on a dimentional that I had colored with watercolor pencils and blender pens.

To jazz up the inside of the card just a tad I simply cut a strip of vanilla cardstock and punched a nice border(this is my fav right now! LOL) and I then added more DP and some gems...too fun! I think the sentiment on the jar speaks for itself and I really did not feel a need for a sentiment. The {Baked with Love} digi stamp by Sweet N Sassy stamps is awesome! This set is available as a digi or an actual stamp set...too cool!


Stamps: Baked with Love by Sweet N Sassy Stamps

Ink: none

Paper: Vanilla by PTI, Marrakech designer paper by basic Grey

Accessories:fancy scallop punch, rhinestones, watercolor pencils

Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you'll play along with us!



Monday, June 7, 2010

Red, yellow, blue...

Those are the colors in todays color challenge over at Little Paper Shop. I know you want to play along...one random participant will get a {Mermaid Jenna} Digi image...sooo cute!

So onto my card!
I love love love this little girl! She is soooo cute! I love her little bathingsuit and how she is sitting, you can prop her over a dock or at the beach like I have...endless possibilities! For this card I used some basic Grey DP for the base layer and then I used nesties lable 3 and my coluzzle oval cutter with the out of the box technique. for the coloring i did a whole lot of masking, but the end results were absolutely amazing! (In my opinion anyways!) I then embossed the panel and then punched a heart punch using the same DP. Added some designer paper and that is that! I hope you like it!

Ink: Stazon Black
Paper: bermuda bay textured cardstock, barely banana, PTI white, designer red by SU!
Accessories: sea shells, paper snips, rhinestones, swiss dots EF,
nestabilities Labels 3, heart punch, watercolor pencils, blender pens

This card is also for a couple of other challenges. First the SCS try a new technique challenge 276 to use your favorite technique and to use something personal from your life (fav colors, school colors, a pic, etc.)

For the Taylored Expressions Sketch 116 challenge.

And last but certainly not least...for the Treehouse Stamps challenge 52 to make a beacy vacation themed project or card

Thank you sooo much for stopping by! Happy Stampin' and I can't wait to see what you come up with for these colors!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

You Compute me!

Hello ladies and gents!
I have a super cute card for you today using the weekly sketch from PaperWorks Co. Come play with us...we would love to see what you create!

I love the stamps in the Tin Heart collection…you *NEED* to go and check them out! So I used the Cassie Tin Heart stamp and went to town. All my coloring is done using watercolor pencils and smooth in with a blender pen. add a little trim and some crystal effects and voila…your card is amazing!


Stamp: Cassie Tin Heart and for the sentiment Jam Tin Heart stamp set by PaperWorks Co
Paper: prismatic intense pink, white, The giggles paper from 3BIAR
Ink: stazon black
Accessories: watercolor pencils, blender pens, lace trim, black gingham ribbon, small corner rounder, crystal effects

This card was also made for todays featured Stamper 174 challenge on SCS!

Check it out here

Thank you sooo much for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed my interpretation of the sketch and I do hope you’ll play along…looking foward to seeing your creations!

Hugs and happy Stampin’

Saturday, June 5, 2010

June Sweet N Sassy Guest DT!

Hey there all! I am excited to share that I have been asked to be a Guest Designer with Sweet N Sassy Stamps for the Month of June...I'm Ubber excited! They have some amazing images and I can't wait to share some projects with you this month!

For all the deets and info you can check out the SweetNSassy digi stamps blog. They have also just released some Photopolymer stamps that are absolutely AMAZING!

Thanks soooo much for stopping by and I hope you come back and check out the rest of my Sweet N Sassy creations this month!

Hugs and Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

PaperWorks Co.

Hello all! I have a fun fun announcement to make! I have been asked by the sweet Peggy over at PaperWorks Co. to be a part of their Design Team...and I accepted! Yeahhhh!!! Go check out their blog and store and see their amazing stamps and accessories!

Today is my debute day (you can check out the PWCO. Blog Here) I made a yummy card...but since I haven't gotten my Kit from Peggy yet, I made a card with no stamps! It was a hard challenge, but I think I managed to make a pretty decent card!

The paper can be found in the Store of PWCO and the trim is from a local fabric (well actually it's just a ribbon, buttons and trim store) store here in Crete. I added the seed beads and jewels to spice it up a bit! What do you think?!
Stamps: None :(
Ink: None :(
Paper: Kraft, baja blue, Nook and Pantry by Basic Grey
Accessories: fancy scallop punch, gingham ribbon, lace, seed beads, rhinestones, pearl head pin
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs and Happy Stampin'

A trio of father's Day cards

Here is a group of cards I made for todays sketch challenge 283 on SCS and for a class I'm holding tomorrow. Many of the ladies coming have never stamped before, so I wanted to keep the cards simple. And since there will be many ladies I figured I would do the same card with different images and papers.

And here is my trio of cards!

Stamps: Wanted by SU! Sentiment from {Father} by Little Paper Shop
Ink: Really rust, stazon brown
Paper: Kraft, vanilla, brocade blue, various DP
Accessories: big shot, diamond embossing plate, sponge, paper piercing tool

Stamps: All the best by SU!, {Father} by Little Paper Shop
Ink: Old Olive, Stazon Black
Paper: Kraft, brocade blue, vanilla, retired DP
Accessories: Big Shot, diamond embossing plate, spongue, paper piercing tool

Stamps: {Father} and {Classic Car} by Little Paper Shop
Ink: Night Quite Navy, stazon Brown
Paper: Kraft, vanilla, brocade blue, old DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Diamond embossing plate, sponge, paper piercing tool, so saffron marker

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!