Friday, December 21, 2012

Happiness & Joy

I just love the big sentiments in the Bold Sentiments II: Birthdays stamp set!
This is one of my favorite SP and Company stamps!
 I stamped on a banner and the sentiment is big enough to carry this whole card with just a couple embellishments. And, many sentiments in this set can be used for any celebration - not just a birthday! This would be a great sentiment for a New Year's card even.
Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope  you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!
My kids are out of school now so today will be a cookie-making/crafting kind of day!
SP&Co Bold Sentiments III stamps
Basic Gray What's Up paper and embellies
wire from my stash
StazOn Jet Black ink

Monday, December 17, 2012

Totally Awesome!

Well, it's time for another challenge over at The Paper Girls! This time we are using neon!
So much fun.
I am a child of the '80s and love anything to do with that decade!
I made some neon rolled flowers in pink and orange. Punched some leaves in neon green.
Made a banner in turquoise using Mix n Match Sentiments: Friends stamps to create my custom sentiment. How can you use neon and not say "Totally Awesome"?!?

 And then a few neon hearts to fill in some space.
Come join us for this fun challenge and your chance to win some totally radical crafting supplies.
Be there or be square.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Merry Christmas

This week at SP and Company stamps we are using non-traditional Christmas colors.
I was so excited about this challenge! I just love using non-traditional colors for all holidays.
Here's what I came up with:
 This is one of my favorite color combos right now. I have a piece I made for my mantle with these same papers and if I ever get it finished I'll show you.
I just love this sentiment from Bold Sentiments II Holidays:
It fit perfectly in my frame.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Check out the SP blog for more ideas using their stamps.
And make sure you check back next month for our NEW challenge that you can participate in!
SP and Company Bold Sentiments II stamps
WRMK Merry January cardstock and patterened paper
Embossing folders: Tim Holtz/Ranger Tall Pines, Lifestyle Crafts Whimsy, Sizzix/SU Perfect Polka Dots and Square Lattice
Dies: Sizzix/SU Framelits - Labels Collection
Irock gems
Ink: SU Early Espresso, Distress Ink Old Paper

Thank You

Here's a card I made several weeks ago but forgot to post!
I saw this card and knew right away I wanted to replicate it.
I used Unity's Just a Note for the frame. The leaves were from a Unity grab and I can't find the name of the set on the website. Maybe it's retired now. Anyway, I love these leaves.
So simple. I mass-produced these to send out for an event last month.
I'm thinking I need to make some with pinecones and snowflakes now!
Thanks for stopping by!
I'm linking up to Unity's Monthly Challenge and Friends with Flair blog hop!
American Crafts Kraft cardstock
Unity's Just a Note stamp set
SP & Co Ultimate Sentimetns II stamp set
Distress Ink in Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge, Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Straw
StazOn in Jet Black

Friday, December 7, 2012

It's a boy!

This week I've got one more project for SP and Company using the Hello, World! Baby Announcement builder stamp set:
And, surprise! It's actually a baby announcement this time!
Lots of layers and mixed patterns including This & That Charming 6x6 pad (the aqua paper and yellow/white stripe) and This & That Christmas Borders (green chevron) plus some cardstock from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Check out the SP blog for more ideas using the SP stamps.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hello, Grandma!

This week for my SP and Company design team post I've got another casrd using the Hello, World Baby Announcement stamp builder set.
And once again I didn't make a baby announcement!
I just used some scrap and made hanging banners in the background and curved the ends out.
Added a die-cut frame and stamped my sentiment.
And 3 little I-rock stones finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by and check out the SP blog for more stamping ideas!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hello, my friend

This week for my SP and Company DT post I combined the new Hello, World Baby Announcement  stamp set with an oldie, but goodie, set called Sewing Chic.
 My patterened papers are from the Echo Park This & That Charming 6x6 pad.

I hope you took advantage of the Black Friday sales at SP! If not then head on over because the sale runs thru Monday! There are single stamps as low as $1 and stamp sets as low as $4.75.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Season's Greetings

It's time for another challenge over at The Paper Girls!
It's my turn to host again and I chose a Christmas/winter challenge.
I've got a Christmas card to show today:
I pulled out my Spectrum Noir markers from Crafters Companion and did some alcohol ink coloring!
 Nothing fancy - just quick and simple!
This image is from Unity's March 2012 Kit of the Month.
I mounted the image onto red cardstock and then on a vanilla card base.
I added a little twine and a combo of sentiments from SP and Company.
I hope you will come join us in this challenge! I'm sure you have at least one Christmas or winter-themed project already in the works!

As always we have a prize up for grabs! Let's just say it involves some stamps, washi tape, and maybe a little paper!
Spectrum Noir markers
SU Very Vanilla cardstock

Friday, November 16, 2012

It's a boy!

For my weekly SP and Company DT post I've got a little baby boy card!
I stamped and fussy cut the banner from the new Hello, World! Baby Announcement builder stamp set. Then I stamped the sentiment inside the banner.
I framed it out with several different colors and patterns of paper to really make it pop.
Then I finished it off with some of this gorgeous Orange Chevron Stripe twill ribbon also from SP.
I think this might be my new go-to baby card design from now on. I think it's so much fun!
Make sure you visit the SP blog for more stamping ideas.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Friday, November 9, 2012

SP & Co November blog hop and stamp reveal!

We are shaking things up a bit with the holidays on the horizon and combining the November and December stamp release into one big party! That means extra projects for you today! All of these gorgeous stamps are available now! We will not have a December release party so that everyone can concentrate on family & friends.

This month's color is Teal! After you're done hopping around today, make sure you play along with this month's Teal challenge (click here for details) for a chance to win some amazing SP and Company prizes! 

Do you want to win some amazing SP &Company Products? Then don't forget that the Prize Patrol is always watching! Leave a comment on every single blog to be eligible for the prizes!! The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning something fabulous!
Welcome to my stop on the blog hop! The first stamp set I worked with was Hello, World! Baby Announcements. Although this set is fantastic for making baby announcements, I just loved that great big "Hello" sentiment! It seemed so fun and festive so I had to use it in a bright card for a friend:

 I sprayed some teal paint, made a few washi tape banners to hang, stamped the sentiment, and rounded one corner.
The other set I worked with was Happy Mail.
 So of course I had to make a matching envelope for this card!
I simply added a strip of washi and then stamped right above it.

I've never stamped my envelop before but I like it! I think I may be putting this on all my mail from now on  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Make sure you check out the SP Blog to see what Samantha did with the new stamps! And don't forget to hop around to each Design Team Member's blog - there are brand new projects that will inspire you! 

This is also the first blog hop with our NEW Design Team Members, so make sure you stop by each and every blog to check out the amazing projects!!! We also have a fabulous guest designer joining us today!

Amber { are here...}

Remember to link up your own Teal projects for your chance to win! See detailas at the bottom of this post.

Heartfelt thanks

I never use purple. It's just not my color. But they are the colors over at The Playdate Cafe so I thought I'd take a stab at it.
BTW, I'll totally believe people now when they say purple doesn't photograph well. They look so harsh in these photos. Sorry.
These are the inspiration colors:

I'm also playing along with Thanks themes at Stampin Sisters in Christ and The Paper Girls Challenge blog.
I used the Unity stamp set Dutch Mustard Soup
And as a play on the sentiment I cut out a felt heart. Get it??

A couple strips of washi, a stitched on felt heart, and a nice little sentiment.
And I like it.
Still not my fave colors.
If you've got some time time you should check out Unity's Friends with Flair blog hop. Comment. Win stuff. Easy peasy.
Thanks for stopping by today!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sweetest Holiday Wishes

Hi folks! This is my last project using SP and Company's October release Winter Pocket Fillers.
On the 10th we are releasing the new stamp sets for November! So make sure you come back for the blog hop and your chance to win!
Now back to this card.
The background is from Echo Park's This & That Charming 6x6 pad and the green chevron paper is from the SP September Monthly Kit and is EP This & That Christmas.
The candy canes, sentiment, and holly are all from Winter Pocket Fillers.
This set is meant to coordinate with the pocket from the All Zipped Up set, but you can see that it can be use alone as well.
 I just added some twine and olive and red washi tapes from my stash to finish it off.
Now I've got about 2 Christmas cards done and only a bajillionty to go!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Give Thanks

It's time for Challenge #19 at The Paper Girls Challenge blog. This time Charity challenged us to make Thankful projects. I made this "Give Thanks" banner:
 I used kraft paper, an old SU line called Autumn Meadows, Authentique Splendid, cork, and woodgrain adhesive paper.
The lighting wasn't very good so you can't see the yellow letters very well against the patterned papers.
Some up close pics:

I love that this is a little remioinder to always be thankful.
I hope you can link up some Thankful projects including layouts, cards, or other items for your chance to win a crafty little prize from The Paper Girls!
I'm linking up to:
Stampin Sisters in Christ Thanks challenge
Monday Linkup Party at Making the World Cuter
Link Up Tuesday at Sara Hamer Designs
Take It on Tuesday at Romance on a Dime
Tuesday Timeout at Reasons to Skip the Housework

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Paper Girls blog hop

Welcome to my stop on The Paper Girls Challenge blog hop!
 I hope you are enjoying all the altered projects.
My post is brought to you today by the letter S!
Originally, this was a plain, boring wooden letter:
I painted it a fun golden mustard color.
Attached grey twine around the perimeter.
And wrapped some natural twine around a couple spots.
Then came embellishing.
On this bottom cluster I used an old SU paper pack called Autumn Meadows to fussy cut the leaves.
The Family bingo card is cut from Authentique's Splendid paper line.
The acorn I handmade with cork and paper (from EP's This & That Charming 6x6).
On this middle cluster I fussy cut leaves and acorns using the Crafters Companion stamp set called Autumn Leaves from the A Little Bit Sketchy line. I'm also entering this into their monthly challenge which is to use fall colors.
And finally, I added some floating wooden hearts cut from shelf/drawer liner (similar to contact paper)! I love that stuff - works just like vinyl but is much cheaper.
My plan is to place this on my fall-themed mantel. Hopefully I'll have it all finished next week to show you.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Your next stop on the hop is Judy's blog.
Make sure you are commenting on all our blogs for your chance to win! You have until November 4th to enter.
Here's what we're giving away:
 I wish I could win. I love this set!

I'm linking up to:
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Sunday Scoop link party at IHeartNaptime
Monday Linkup Party at Making the World Cuter
Link Up Tuesday at Sarah Hamer Designs
 Take it on Tuesday at Romance on a Dime
Tuesday Timeout on Reasons to Skip the Housework

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thankful for you

It's Thanksgiving week over at SP and Company.
I used the leaf from the Vintage October: Falling for Autumn set to stamp my background.
I added a few strips of paper from Echo Park's This & That Charming 6x6 pad, some burlap ribbon, and this Orange Chevron twill ribbon. This twill ribbon is new to the SP store and is SOO gorgeous in person!
I clustered some fussy-cut leaves from Falling for Autumn and a homemade acorn. If you are not a fussy cutter then Sami's got you covered with some svg files for this set. That sentiment is also from the Falling for Autumn set.
And then I just loved the tag from the EP Fall Fever paper that I had to add it. It's not even part of the paper but rather the name strip at the bottom.
'THANKS' to all of you for stopping by today!
Vintage October: Falling for Autumn stamp set from SP and Company
Orange Chevron twill ribbon from SP and Company
Echo Park This and That Charming 6x6 paper pad
Offray burlap ribbon
SU Crumb Cake cardstock and ink
thin cork sheets from Paper Made Bakery

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Owl Always love you

I am so happy to be using SP and Company's Vintage October: Falling for Fall stamp set. I love the cute little images and couldn't wait to ink up this little owl and sentiment:

I created my background by repeatedly stamping Hearty Hearts background in several autumn colors. All the stamps in this heart set just line up so easily. Please don't think you need to only use this set in February with red and pink!

I tied coordinating Twinery Twine in Marigold, Mandarin, Cappuccino, and Charcoal to match my inks.

I paper-pieced the owl and placed him on a branch. I almost put the sentiment on a banner but stopped myself. I'm trying to not use banners on every card! But I needed a way to make the owl say this. Then it hit me. A word bubble! Duh.


I am entering this into Young Crafters Unite Warm and Cozy Colors Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sweetest Halloween Wishes

I've got another SP and Company design team post for you. It's Halloween week over at the blog so here's what I created!
I used the notebook paper and lollipops from Winter Pocket Fillers along with the sentiments "Christmas Wish List" and "Sweetest Holiday Wishes" (with selective stamping) to create this little kid's candy wish list.
I colored 3 little pumpkins from the Vintage October: Falling for Autumn set and added a little Twinery twine in Peapod and some washi and that was it for the embellies.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Love is in the air

For my DT post this week I was hoping this little scene on my card would mimic a Polaroid shot.
What do you think?

I used the heart lollipops from the Vintage October: Winter Pocket Fillers set and turned them into balloons using twine for the string! I just layered them over some clouds and a blue background.

And I just LOVE that sentiment from the set! Even though this set coordinates with the All Zipped Up set, it can stand on its own without the pocket too!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

SP Blog Hop

This month's color is Black! After you're done hopping around today, make sure you play along with this month's Black challenge (click here for details) for a chance to win some amazing SP and Company prizes!

Do you want to win some amazing SP & Company Product? Then don't forget that the random prize patrol is watching! Leave a comment on every blog to be eligible for the prizes!! The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning something fabulous!

 Here's what I made today:
I stamped the pocket from Vintage October: All Zipped Up and the candy canes and sentiments from the NEW Winter Pocket Fillers that just so happens to coordinate with All Zipped Up!

I colored the candy canes and fussy-cut them then added a little tag.

Make sure you check out the SP Blog to see what Samantha did with the new stamps! And don't forget to hop around to each Design Team Member's blog - there are brand new projects with the stamps that came out TODAY to inspire you! And we have a guest designer too this month! Welcome, Sonya!

Here is the list of designers that will inspire you today:

SP and Company stampsVintage October: All Zipped Up and Winter Pocket Fillers sets
Lifestyle Crafts Twirl embossing folder
R43 and R46 Copics
Black Soot Distress ink
Studio G grey and white pigment inks

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Season's Greetings

 It's Christmas Cards week over at SP and Company!

I really liked the woodgrain effect I got from my last card that I had to make more using the Vintage October: Wooden it Be Nice set. I was hoping this panel would emulate a front door:

To make the wreath I used Poppy Field Summer. Yep, you read that right! I used the stamp shown below and only inked up the leafy portion in green as you can see below (never mind the stained flowers - there is not really ink on them).
I just repeatedly stamped that section in green while I slowly rotated my cardstock panel until I had a circle. I added some red glittter glue and ribbon and called it a wreath!

For the sentiment I used Ultimate Sentiments II and Mix n Match Sentiments Basics to create the banner.

I now have my first Christmas card of the year! I can almost smell the evergreen and hear the carols...

SP and Company Wooden It Be Nice, Poppy Field Summer, Ultimate Sentiments II, and Mix n Match Sentiments: Basics stamp sets
Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs and Pine Needles Distress inks
Versamark Watermark ink
StazOn ink in Jet Black
American Crafts ribbon
Distress Stickles in Barn Door
Zing embossing powder in Chestnut
SU Very Vanilla cardstock