Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Play Date Cafe # 171 - Thank You!


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Hello and welcome to The Play Date Cafe! This week we have a fabulous sponsor, SRM Stickers! The design team was graciously given product to play with, and the Cup of The Week will receive a generous package of goodies from SRM Stickers also!

Sponsor:  SRM Stickers

This is what I created using this weeks color story, and my super fun SRM sticker package!

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    My card features, stitching borders, the banner, and the thank you sentiments all by SRM Stickers! I created my huge flower using a cutting file by Lori Whitlock. I hope you will play along with this week, and I am happy you stopped by!




Avery Elle - Good Fortune


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Yikes, I'm late in getting this up, sorry! Today is my last card as the Avery Elle February Guest Designer. I have had a wonderful time, and I look forward to seeing what Avery Elle has in store for us in the up-coming year. I know it will be more fabulous stamp sets!

  To create my card I used the set "Good Fortune". I love it when you can use a stamp set in fun, and different ways, and that is what I did with this one. Here is the stamp set so that you can see the stamps I used:


I used the triangle to create multi-color star shaped designs using several different colors of pigment ink, Fresh Ink and A Muse Studio. I stamped a simple Birthday sentiment from the same set. I added matching twine from The Twinery, and buttons from Oriental Trading. I love this bright, fun card. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments this month guesting with Avery Elle. I appreciate each and every one of them. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!
  

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Saturday Morning Sunshine - New Stamps!


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    Finally a morning  with sunshine, and that makes me so happy! Yesterday my mailbox was flooded with new stamps, (I love it when that happens!) and today I couldn't wait to play with my new PTI goodies! To create my card I used "Cutting Garden" and the matching dies. I probably missed this bit of info during the release, but I was very happily surprised to find the flower , and stem and flower dies to be open face like Spellbinders! This made stamping and cutting out SO much easier!  I used Stampin Up ink to stamp my blooms, and Mojito, by Fresh Ink to stamp the leaves. My card base is PTI Smokey Shadow, and the woodgrain layer Rustic White,also from PTI.   I am happy you stopped by, and I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Fun Friday With Your Next Stamp - The Great Outdoors!




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  Hello and Happy Friday! Today I am joining in on this weeks YNS Fun Friday, and our theme this month is "Vacation Getaway". So I thought I would create a card with one of my favorite vacation activities....camping!!  To create this card I used the YNS "The Great Outdoors".  Check out this adorable set!

  
      

 Isn't it just the cutest thing?

I also used a few of my favorite YNS dies,










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Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Craft's Meow February Release Blog Hop!




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  Howdy, howdy! Welcome to The Craft's Meow February Release Blog Hop! I am happy to be joining the rest of the design team as we celebrate the new release stamp sets! You should have arrived here from the sweet and talented Sharri! This month we are also happy to welcome our February Guest Designer Lynn Mangan!

   This month Lisa, the owner of TCM is giving away all of the stamp sets being released this month to one super lucky winner! All you have to do for your chance to win is leave a comment on the main TCM blog. If you would like more chances to win then leave a comment on all of the design team blogs! The deadline to enter the contest is 9PM  PDT Wednesday Feb. 23rd.

     Here is the card I created for the hop!

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   To create my card I used "Soaring High" by Nina B Design,which is FREE this month with a $50 purchase! Here is the full set:



                   I can't begin to tell you how much I LOVE this set! The font, and the beautiful birds. sigh.


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   I stamped one of the large doves using Latte pigment ink from A Muse Studio. I stamped the sentiment over it using Early Espresso by SU. I distressed the edges with more Lattte. and added a machine stitched border. I added twine, and a wooden button. Finally I mounted the top layer on woodgrain card stock by Core'dinations.
   
    I kept this card CAS, because the sentiment is just so pretty, and can stand alone by itself, along with a faintly stamped eagle.  I hope you like my card!  If you started the hop from the beginning then thank you so much for hopping with us today! If you just arrived here, then you will want to click HERE to go back to the beginning and see the amazing creations the rest of the DT made for you today!  Thanks for stopping by!

The Play Date Cafe # 170 - Wishing You



Hello and welcome to The Play Date Cafe Challenge # 170. Today we have a fabulous color story for you!

Denim...Buttercream...Stone

I LOVE these colors!!

We also have a fantastic sponsor this week, The Twinery!! They have generously donated an awesome prize for this weeks Cup of The Week and gave each of the design team beautiful twine to use in our cards today!

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Here is the card I created using this weeks color story!

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To create my card I printed a heart onto copy paper, paper pierced the holes, and used the template to pierce the holes onto my card stock. I stitched the heart using Denim twine from The Twinery. The sentiment inside the heart is from the PTI set "Purls of Wisdom", and the thread bobbin that I wrapped with Buttercream twine is from the PTI set "Hanging By a Thread". I hope you like my card! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Avery Elle: Oh Baby!






    Hello friends! I am happy to be joining the Avery Elle Design Team as the February Guest Designer! It has been a pleasure working with Jamie, and the rest of the super talented team. Today I am excited to show you a card I created using the adorable set "Oh Baby".

Take a look!



Our Oh Baby 4" x 6" clear photopolymer stamp set is perfect for creating the perfect baby shower project, baby thank you notes or offering your congratulations to a new mother.  The classic sentiments in this set are sure to be used time and again for little boys, girls or twins.

Here is my card!!


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I kept this light and springy using pigment ink from A Muse Studio. I stamped "welcome" many times, and stamped the larger "baby"sentiment in black using Onyx Black Versafine.  I finished off my card with a strip of square gems, and a pretty pink bow! I hope you like it, and thank you so much for stopping by today!

                                                                              
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Craft's Meow February Release Preview Day #4





     Hi! Welcome to day #4 of The Craft's Meow February Release Preview! Today we are giving you a peak at two beautiful stamp sets.
"Soaring High" designed by Nina B, and " Rejoice" designed by Kaitlyn Ord Long. These sets are so beautiful! Here is the card I created for today's peak!

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   I truly love this card. If you look closely you will see that I stamped "faith" and "grace" behind the  main sentiment using Latte pigment ink from A.S. I heat embossed the dove in white and to give it an extra pop I used kraft card stock as my base. I do hope you like my card, and I am happy you stopped by today!

                                                                               
Monday, February 18, 2013

The Craft's Meow February Release Preview Day #3




Hello and welcome to day #3
 of The Craft's Meow February Preview! Today I am excited to show you one of my favorite stamp sets from this release designed by the very talented Karen Baker, "Geometric Foundations".  Here is my card!





I stamped my two step chevron stamp in fun springy colors, and used a sentiment from the set as well.  Seriously, when you see the full stamp set you are going to LOVE it! I'm happy you stopped by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

                 
Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Craft's Meow February Preview Day #2 - Easter Blessings






Hello and welcome to day #2 of TCM February Release Preview! Today we are giving you a peak of the beautiful Easter inspired stamp set "Easter Blessings". This set is the perfect Easter stamp set! I used the "chick" and a sentiment from the set to create  my  card. I'm happy you stopped by and I hope you have a great day!


                                                                                            
Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Craft's Meow February Release Preview - Baby Shelf


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Hello, and welcome to day #1 of The Craft's Meow February Release Sneak Peak! Today the design team is sharing cards created with an adorable stamp set designed by the wonderfully talented Nina B, "Baby Shelf". This set is so, so cute! I used 4 stamps from this set to create my card. I hope you'll come back tomorrow for another peak at one of the awesome stamp sets being released this month! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
                                                                               
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day



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Today I was going thru several boxes of cards I have made, and came across a box of cards that were submission rejects. But, even though they were never picked up  I still wanted to give them a little bit of love.  It is Valentine's Day after all!
For the card above I used a stamp from the SU set Greetings Galore.


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                                         I used a super cute Changito the Monkey stamp from Stampendous to create this card.


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And finally, I used the A Muse Studio stamp set "Quick and Cute Valentine's".

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you had a sweet day!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Play Date Cafe Challenge # 169 - Be Mine!




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   Howdy, and welcome to this weeks color story at The Play Date Cafe! This week we have yet another beautiful color combo for you to play with:

 We also happy to have our fabulous monthly sponsor this week: Simon Says Stamp!!

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Now onto the card set I created for this weeks challenge!


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I used the super cute set from WPlus9 "A Pocketful:Valentine", and the matching die's. I kept these little card simple, but I just love the way they turned out! I'm happy you stopped by, and I hope you will play along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!


Avery Elle New Release Showcase - Good Fortune




Hello hello! Today I am happy to be joining Avery Elle as the February Guest Designer, and today I have a card featuring the new release stamp set "Good Fortune". Seriously, this set is just so cute, check it out:




                                Are you wondering what the magic 8-ball's answer was???

                       
                                                          Whew, thank goodness!  ;)

            I'm happy you stopped by today, and I hope you have a wonderful day!