Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hello Kitty!

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week I bring my final challenge as this month’s challenge hostess.

A couple of months ago I discovered that a few of our CCEE Stamper gals had cricut or electronic die cutting machines and they weren't getting used. So this week's challenge is for them!

This week we are getting out our electronic cutters eg cricut etc. to use to create our cards. Those who haven't used them in a while might have to dust them off, but no excuses!!!!! For those of you who don't have an electronic cutter (cricut etc) you can use any die cut using a cuttlebug, bigshot etc ... but if you have a cricut or other electronic cutter you must use it!!!

I recently purchased the Hello Kitty Cricut cartridge and I have been wanting to create one of their shaped cards that they have for each image. Isn’t that kitty so cute!!!!!!!

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Paper: White; Red; Black; Pink
Other: Hello Kitty Circut Cartridge; Glue

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Another Pretties Challenge!

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge over on the Paper Pretties Blog. This week the challenge is a color challenge, we had to use the colors Red, Yellow, Orange and Neutral.

For my card this week, I used Life’s Treasures Sophia, I am having so much fun with this set.

Want to play along with us:

How to Enter: If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project using the above challenge and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword PWC160.

Don’t forget to include a link to your card on the Paper Pretties Blog, so everyone can see it too. You don’t have to use Paper Pretties stamps to play, but of course if you have them we would love to see you use them. One random participant will receive a Paper Pretties Stamps set … see the Paper Pretties Blog for more details. 

 

Stamps: Life’s Treasures Sophia – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Red; Orange; DP
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Red Twine; Corner Rounder; Embossing Folder; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copic

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Uh-Oh!

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Hi everyone!

It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This week our hostess for the challenge is Joy Stagg. Joy has challenged us to use Dies and Punches in our creations.

For my card today I used another of the new circus stamps ….. In The Lion's Mouth,  I sure hope that lion isn’t hungry hehe!!!!!!!!!! I used various dies and punches to create my card.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

  • Cindy Haffner
  • Heather Prince
  • Jovita Torres
  • Joy Stagg
  • Juliet Huang
  • Kelly Santi
  • Laurie Clout
  • Margie Cortina
  • Michele L
  • Sarah Gough
  • Silke Kittmann
  • Therese Boyd

     

    Stamps: In The Lions Mouth – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Black; Orange; Party Animal DP – Kaisercraft
    Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; MFT Die-namics Star Border; MFT Die-namics Scallop Ribbon Die; Oval Punches; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Monday, June 27, 2011

    Happy Birthday!

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    Hi all,

    Just a quick post today to share a card I create recently when I attended a stamp club I go to each month. Our project organiser for the month Gloria, shared how to create this fun bag using beaded ribbon.

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    Sunday, June 26, 2011

    Rebus–A Card!

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s rebus time again. This month our challenge was to create a card for any occasion using rebus. I found this cute Fizzy Moon stamp a few months ago which I thought would be perfect for this challenge.

    I used my rebus stamps to add a little message in the signs the bear is holding … can you work out what it says???????

    How did you go working out the solutions for my May Rebus which was “A Confectionery Item” Rebus …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

    • Mint Patties
    • Jelly Belly’s
    • Smarties
    • Toffee
    • Rock Candy
    • Sweet Hearts
    • Life Savers
    • Maltesers

    How did you go?????

    You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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    Saturday, June 25, 2011

    I Just Called To Say….

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    Hi everyone!

    It’s Saturday which means it’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Lynda Benden finishes off her month as challenge hostess with sketch challenge.

    I turned the sketch on it’s side so that I could use this cute stamp from Kanban Stamps which I got earlier in the year.

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    Here is the inside of my card. I stamped the little girl twice, once onto the card so it was overlapping the white and patterned designer paper and once on white card. I cut the one from white card and attached it over the one on the inside of my card.

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    Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

    Stamps: Lucy – Kanban Stamps
    Paper: White; Black; Green; Chapter 1 DP – Kaisercraft
    Other: Black Ink; Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Green Ribbon; Oval Punches; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Friday, June 24, 2011

    Pink Elephant!

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    Hi everyone,

    My card today uses a recent Mojo sketch (Mojo194), the stamp is one I purchased recently from Kaisercraft. The elephant is actually cut out and then attached to the circle piece using an action wobble so that when you touch the elephant it shakes.

    Stamps: Elephant – Kaisercrafts; Sentiment – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Pink; Sweet Owl DP - Trimcraft
    Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; MFT Die-namics Simply Scallops Medium; Pink Ribbon; Button; Pink Flourish Pearls; Action Wobble; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Thursday, June 23, 2011

    Pink!

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week it is my turn to host the challenge.

    Today is National Pink Day, so you cards need to include the color pink. Easy enough!

    For my card I used this adorable image from Whimsy stamps …. I just couldn’t resist it!

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    Here is the inside of my card, I thought this sentiment worked perfectly with the image on the front, although I am sure that wasn’t what they had in mind LOL!

    Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

    Stamp: Giraffe/Cake – Whimsy Stamps; Circle Sentiment – Lili of the Valley; Sentiment – Darcies
    Paper: White; Black; Pink; DP
    Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; MFT Die-namics Upsy Daisy; Flower Brads; Circle Punches; MS Optic Dots Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Wednesday, June 22, 2011

    Simple Pleasures!

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge over on the Paper Pretties Blog. This week our challenge is to create a White on White card …. all the card and designer paper used need to be white, no colored cardstock or designer paper.

    I always love the look of white on white cards but seldom make them so it is great when a challenge comes up where I have to make them. For my card I used one of the sentiments from the Dream Quotes stamp set.

    The white layers are all the same white cardstock I just changed them up by adding different textures to them using embossing folders or dies.

    How to Enter: If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project using the above challenge and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword PWC159.

    Don’t forget to include a link to your card on the Paper Pretties Blog, so everyone can see it too. You don’t have to use Paper Pretties stamps to play, but of course if you have them we would love to see you use them. One random participant will receive a Paper Pretties Stamps set … see the Paper Pretties Blog for more details.

    Stamps: Dream Quotes – Paper Pretties
    Paper: White
    Other: Black Ink; Couture Creations Diamond Trellis Embossing Folder; Framed Tulips Embossing Folder; MFT Die-namics Decorative Doily & Decorative Doily Duo; Pearls; White Organza Ribbon; Foam Tape

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    MFTWSC25

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    Hi everyone,

    I am back again today with another MFT card to share with you. It’s time for this week’s Wednesday Stamp Club sketch over on the MFT Stamps Member Forum of SCS. This week we are up to sketch #25, wow this year is just flying by!

    For my card I used MFT Stamps PI Wedding Flower Girl, seriously isn’t she just totally adorable!!!!!!!!! I paper pieced her dress using designer paper. I used three MFT Die-namics on the front of my card. First up the Die-namics Dainty Doily Die which I used to go behind the main image as per the sketch. The flower in the lower right hand corner was created using the Die-namics Pretty Posies which I embellished using the Die-namics Leafy Flourish die.

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    For the inside of my card I used the Die-namics Dainty Doily Die again to stamp my sentiment on.

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    To play along with us this week all you need to do is follow the sketch, upload your creation to SCS using the keyword MFTWSC25. Join us this week in the MFT forum for lots of chatter and fun! Be sure to check out Kim's Blog, she will have a full list of all the designers participating in today's challenge!

    Stamps: PI Wedding Flower Girl – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Black; Burgundy; Velvet Ensemble DP – Kaisercraft
    Die-namics: Dainty Doily; Pretty Posies; Leafy Flourish: MFT Stamps
    Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Sewing Machine; Burgundy Ribbon; Brad; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Make A Splash….Who’s That Girl! Hop!

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    Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. It time to join the MFT Stamps Design Team for another MFT "Who's That Girl Hop!" to celebrate the release of this month’s MFT VIP Kit.

    The hop started at Kim's blog so if you didn’t start from there you may want to head over there now so that you can start at the beginning of the hop. You don't want to miss anything and believe me there is lots to see!

    Today only VIP customers have the opportunity of purchasing the WTG set "Who’s That Mermaid" TWO WEEKS EARLY!!!!!!!!!! There will only be 50 VIP collections available and then the set will be unavailable until the full release on July 5th at 10:00 PM EST.

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    Who's that Mermaid VIP Collection $31.90

    • Who's that Mermaid stamp set
    • Mermaid Sentiments mini (VIP exclusive stamp set - will never be offered for sale or be available again $9 value, FREE)
    • Large Rolled Rose Die-namics Die

    à la modes:

    • I Met My Match
    • You Are Unrepeatable

    One of the fun things about this stamp set is that all the sea grasses, corals, bubbles etc are all separate to the main WTG image so you can add these as desired to your card. I stamped the WTG on white card and then masked the mermaid and the seabed and airbrushed the sky. Then I masked the sky so I could airbrush the seabed.

    Of course being a mermaid which means ocean, I had to use the Die-namics Catch a Wave die which I added to the bottom of my card. I also added the Die-namics Rolled Daisy which reminded me of a sea anemone and I then added the Die-namics Leafy Flourish die to the flower.

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    Catch a Wave Die-namics

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    Here is the inside of my card, the sentiment is from the Mermaid Sentiments mini which is only available if you purchase the VIP kit now! I again used the Die-namics Catch a Wave die along the bottom of my card. The sentiment is stamped onto the Die-namics Layered Label Die.

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    Well now it is time to say goodbye to me and hop on over to the amazingly talented Wendy Bond’s blog, I am sure she has a fantastic surprise waiting for you.

    Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by!

    Stamps: Who’s That Mermaid – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Black; Green; Salt Air DP – Cosmo Cricket
    Die-namics: Catch The Wave; Rolled Daisy; Leafy Flourish; Layered Label – MFT Stamps
    Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; Pearl Brad; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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    Tuesday, June 21, 2011

    HB2U!

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    Hi everyone,

    I am back today with another MFTeaser of the new à la modes stamps which are to be released by MFT Stamps tonight.

    Today the MFT Design Team are featuring the à la modes You Are Unrepeatable stamp set. Doesn’t she look cute with her ipod …. this would be perfect for those teenage girls don’t you think!

    I used three MFT Die-namics on the front of this card. First up the HB2U is stamped onto the ribbons from the First Place Award Ribbon die. The Musical Note is from the Die-namics Musical Notes die which I attached to a tag using the Die-namics Notched Tags die.

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    For the inside of my card I added the sentiment to my card using the Die-namics Sweet Stack Labels die. The border along the bottom of the card was created using the Die-namics Open Bracket Border.

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    Check out Kim’s blog to get the list of which Design Team members are also featuring these sets on their blogs today.

    Join us also tonight at 10 PM EST for our WTG VIP Blog Hop which will starts on Kim's blog.

     

    Stamps: à la modes You Are Unrepeatable – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Pink; Red; Lime Twist DP – My Mind’s Eye
    Die-namics: First Place Awards Ribbon; Musical Notes Die; Notched Tag Die; Sweet Stack Labels; Open Bracket Border – MFT Stamps
    Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Silver Flourishes; Red Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Monday, June 20, 2011

    Tennis Begins with Love!

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    Hi all,

    It’s MFTeaser time! Two new à la modes will be  released by MFT Stamps on Tuesday 21st June.

    Today the MFT Design Team are featuring the à la modes I Met My Match, I am so excited about this one as this is an idea I suggested for this range! So of course I love it!!!!!!!

    I used two MFT Die-namics on the front of my card, these are the Die-namics Say What Die … I so love this speech bubble! And I also used the Die-namics Stacking Stars. The button is threaded with Maraschino Red Twine.

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    Stacking Stars Die-namics

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    Here is the inside of my card, as you can see I used another two Die-namics on the inside. Along the bottom edge I used the Die-namics Simply Scallops Medium die and for the sentiment I used the Die-namics Layered Label Die.

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    Check out Kim’s blog to get the list of which Design Team members are also featuring these sets on their blogs today.

    Join us on Tuesday 21st June at 10 PM EST for our WTG VIP Blog Hop which will starts on Kim's blog.

     

    Stamps: à la modes I Met My Match – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Red; Blue; Lime Twist DP – My Mind’s Eye
    Die-namics: Say What Die; Stacking Stars Die; Layered Labels Die; Simply Scallops Medium Die – MFT Stamps
    Other: Black Ink; Button; Maraschino Red Twine; Sewing Machine; Foam Tape; Copics

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