Friday, May 31, 2013

My First Mix-Ability Challenge

I have wanted to try the Mix-Ability challenges on Splitcoast since they began, but when school is going on, I am too crazy to get paint out haha! So today I tried my first one, along with the SCS Ways To Use It Challenge: Doodle Defined.
I used Flourishes' Poppy Patch (my favorite Flourishes set!) and stamped on watercolor paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink (both available at i {heart} papers). I painted the poppies with acrylic paint (smooth texture) and let some of the black outline run. The outer subtle color was painted with Linen Distress ink. My rough texture is distressing. I doodled around the circle for a hand drawn border. Everything is adhered using ISP Red Line Tape and 
Sticky Thumb Dimensional Dots.

It was a lot of fun to make this! More Mixed Media in my future, I hope!

Some really fun news:
i {heart} papers is having its first ever DT Call, and you are invited to apply! CLICK HERE for more info! The call closes June 14th! I l LOVE working with Kate so much! Give it a try~!


Stamps: Poppy Patch by Flourishes (available at IHP)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU!), watercolor, Basic Grey DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, acrylic paint, Linen Distress ink (TH)
Accessories and tools: Kaiser Latte pearls, burlap circle (The Paper Studio), Spellbinders Circle die, printed twill ribbon

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cherish Today

  It's Thursday, and that means a new sketch from Jen 

Here is this week's sketch #103:
I love working with Jen's sketches! They are so fun and inspiring to me.

I chose Flourishes' Strawberries (available at i {heart} papers) for my images today. 
I stamped on Ultra Smooth White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then colored in using Spectrum Noir markers. I added some Licorice Baker's Twine and a brad (The Paper Studio) for my embellishments. Linked supplies available at IHP!
The banner is hand cut and my paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Tea for Two Collection.
 
The Deconstructed Sketch girls have some terrific samples to show, so be sure to have a visit at their blogs too!

To play along, link up here!

CASE Study top3
I won Top Three at Case Study this week with this Flourishes card!

Other challenges for this card: 
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - Ribbon or Twine 
Created With Love - At least 3 Layers 
Addicted to Stamps and More - Coloring 
WordArt Wednesdays - word art freebie OR use an encouraging uplifting sentiment -Anything goes 
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Summer Days

It's all about the season for our Timeless Tuesday #222 challenge! Our hostess, my sweet friend Deborah, has given us the theme of "Summer Days" and the challenge to incorporate sheer ribbon into our designs.

I used Case Study #142 as my starting point and chose Flourishes' Seaside Life as my stamp set for the Timeless Tuesday challenge.

I stamped my images in Memento Tuxedo Black and Gray Flannel and then colored in using Copic markers. I added some pearls and sheer white organdy ribbon for embellishments.

Recently I traveled to North Carolina to visit my son and his wife. We headed to the beach and I took several videos and photos to remember the start of my early summer. Here is a super short one so I could hear the sound of the waves any time I wanted:

Read all about the challenge here and join us!

Be sure to visit the rest of the Timeless Tuesday Team to see what they have made!
Other challenges for this card: 
Eureka Stamps - The Great Outdoors 
Ooh La La Creations - Inspired by Nature 
Come and Get It Challenges - Off the Edge
Crazy 4 Challenges - no patterned paper

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Battle of the Bands with Hambo Stamps

Welcome to "The Battle of the Bands" sponsored by Hambo Stamps! Today Hambo friends and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict Band groups! It might be our favorite, or just one that was fun to design. If you arrived here from Kendra's beautiful blog you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start back at the beginning at the Hambo blog to make sure you are eligible for the hopper prize!

A prize will be awarded to one participant whose comic strip-themed creation tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy in a hammin’ jammin’ way!  Another prize will be awarded randomly to a hopper who comments on all of the blogs along the way. The winners will be announced on the Hambo company blog, Talk to the Ham, on Wednesday, May 29, as well as at the Hambo Hoedown challenge blog. We love comments anytime, but the deadline for prize entry comments is Sunday, May 26 at 5 PM CST. Don't miss it!


The band I chose is a trio of girls. Can you figure it out?


It's the Dixie Chicks! And they are standing in "Wide Open Spaces" (see video!).

I used Chick (0624) and What's Up Chick? (2704) for my images. I stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and colored in with Copic markers. My layout is Deconstructed Sketch 102.

Here is a little music to get your toes tappin':

 

You made it! You forged through the Battle of the Bands to the end! Be sure you have commented along the way to be eligible for a Hambo shopping trip!

Now I would like to invite you to head on over to the Hambo Hoedown and join in our weekly challenge! Fun stuff there~!

Thanks for joining us today! 

  Paula
Lori 
Sue
Judy - << You are here


Stamps: Chick (0624) and What's Up Chick? (2704) (Hambo Stamps)
Paper: Poptone Sweet Tooth, American Crafts DP 
Ink: Copics, VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Fiskars Grass Punch, White Mini Pom Poms (Really Reasonable Ribbon), chipboard flower (October Afternoon) 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

You Move Me to Play a New Sketch Challenge~!

  It's Thursday, and that means a new sketch from Jen 

Here is this week's sketch #102:
I chose Games People Play (Fresh Squeezed Stamps) for my images today.
I stamped the tiles in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and the Queen and sentiments using Memento Rose Bud on Ultra Smooth Premium White CS. My designer paper is from Echo Park's Sweet Girl 6x6 pad. Supplies available at i {heart} papers. 

I punched out three little hearts, hand cut my banner, and added a chipboard heart (October Afternoon).
 
The Deconstructed Sketch girls have some terrific samples to show, so be sure to have a visit at their blogs too!

To play along, link up here!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Timeless Tuesday Challenge 221


It's all about butterflies today for our Timeless Tuesday #221 challenge! Our hostess, Jenny, has asked us to include butterflies on our designs.
I have some really lovely designer paper that I hoard, and this particular paper is from the Mariposa Stack (8x8) by DCWV.
My images are sentiments from Flourishes' With Gratitude. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink along the bottom and inside the frame.
Kaiser Pearls and Black Ric Rac finish the design. 

Read all about the challenge here and join us!

Be sure to visit the rest of the Timeless Tuesday Team to see what they have made!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Timeless Tuesday With Flourishes


I am thrilled to be joining the Friends of Flourishes Design Team with my first Timeless Tuesday post today! I just learned earlier this week while I was on vacation that I would be a part of this fabulous team, and I am still visiting my son in North Carolina, so today's post will be sharing two cards I have previously made that fit our challenge this week. Next week I will have something brand new to share~!

Our hostess for this week is Broni and she is asking for creations in blues and greens. Here are two of my favorites:
My first card is made using one of the sentiments and sentiment frame from Sweet Violets

My second card uses Old Fashiond Florals.

I am excited to share with you each Tuesday, and look forward to next week when I will be home to create something new~!

Be sure to visit the rest of the Timeless Tuesday Team to see what they have made!

Monday, May 13, 2013

May Hop With Really Reasonable Ribbon!

It's time to hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon! This month's Ribbon Club Assortment is a fun collection of red, white and blue for all of those patriotic cards as well as many other occasions. This is our first hop with the new Design Team and I hope that you will join us today and hop along!
If you arrived here from Bonnie's blog, you are in the right place! If you just happened along, be sure to start at the beginning at the RRR Blog (I am the third stop, so you don't have far back to go!) so you don't miss out on the awesome projects, fun news, and a prize from Really Reasonable Ribbon! Our hop goes live at 6:30 AM CST.

Each 13th of the month it's the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop where we highlight the Ribbon Club!
If you really love ribbon and would like to have a wonderful assortment of ribbons sent to you automatically each month, just join the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club! Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. The assortments vary from month to month, but an average assortment has 5-9 different ribbon styles and consists of 10-15+ yards of ribbon.  You will love it! Tell Bonnie that Judy sent you!

I used two of the ribbons in the assortment this month: Betsy White Crochet Lace and Red Swiss Dots Grosgrain. Everything is held together with 1/8" and 1/4" Scor-Tape. My designer paper is Summer Fresh by Simple Stories.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to comment along the way at all my amazing teammates' blogs for the awesome prizes from Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Now off to Heidi's blog, for some amazing eye-candy!
 


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Sunday, May 12, 2013

The News is Out! I am a New DT Member of.....

.......Friends of Flourishes!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be joining this team of talented and sweet women, and to be a part of such a fabulous company. Each Tuesday I will be bringing a creation for the Timeless Tuesday Challenges and I hope that you will join me!
Be sure to check out my two other new teammates HERE
I hope to see you back here on Tuesday for my first Timeless Tuesday post as a Friends of Flourishes designer~!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Waving Hello with The Deconstructed Sketch

It's Thursday, and that means a new sketch from Jen 
at The Deconstructed Sketch
We are in our second week of celebration 
so read on about how you can join us!

It's the Deconstructed Sketch's 2 year anniversary AND 100th sketch! To celebrate we have some special guests joining us as well as two amazing sponsors and we want YOU to join us too! Now here's what you want to know - how can I play too?!?

Commenting:

  • There is a prize hidden somewhere out in the 100th sketch blog hop!! One very lucky randomly selected commenter will win a $25.00 gift certificate to Tiddly Inks Stamps!
  • So what do you need need to do? Visit all the blogs on the link list below and leave a comment on their Deconstructed Sketch 100th sketch post and cross your fingers!
  • The commenting prize deadline is May 15, 2013 at 8 pm CST. We've got TWO things to celebrate so we are celebrating for two weeks!

Make a project:

  • There is also a prize saved for one of our sketch participants! One very lucky randomly selected sketch participant will win a $25.00 gift certificate to Taylored Expressions!!
  • So what do you need to do for this one? Use sketch 100 to create a project - your project can be a card, layout, Project Life creation - anything, just make sure the sketch is visible. Photograph your creation and upload it to an online gallery or blog and come back here and add a direct link to your project in InLinkz on the Deconstructed Sketch 100 post on Jen's Blog.
  • The project deadline is May 15, 2013 at 8 pm CST. Enter as many times as you want with different projects!
My project today is made with images from Paper Smooches and designer paper from Echo Park and American Crafts.
I stamped my bird, boat, and sentiment from Wicked Nauticool in Memento Black Ink, and then colored in my boat using Spectrum Noir markers. I used the Nauticool Die to cut out the boat. All are available at i {heart} papers.

The Cherry Baker's Twine and Cherries Jubilee button are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Here is Sketch #100!
Now it's time to hop!!

To play along, link up here!


Friday, May 3, 2013

National Scrapbooking Day!


Happy National Scrapbooking Day!
To help you celebrate all weekend long, i {heart} papers is offering a 10% off coupon, valid on all orders $40 or more. It may be stamps, Copics, papers or whatever you'd like! And, as always, free shipping on your $70 US order.

Be sure to check out the new section of the store for the latest and greatest goodies including the newest lines from My Mind's Eye!


Sunday I will have a fab design using one of the new Paper Smooches sets that IHP carries! Be sure to stop back to see it!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

100 Sketches in the Book!

It's Thursday, and that means a new sketch from Jen 
at The Deconstructed Sketch! And it is #100!
So CONGRATULATIONS to Jen
on such an amazing, sketch-filled journey!
It's the Deconstructed Sketch's 2 year anniversary AND 100th sketch! To celebrate we have some special guests joining us as well as two amazing sponsors and we want YOU to join us too! Now here's what you want to know - how can I play too?!?

Commenting:

  • There is a prize hidden somewhere out in the 100th sketch blog hop!! One very lucky randomly selected commenter will win a $25.00 gift certificate to Tiddly Inks Stamps!
  • So what do you need need to do? Visit all the blogs on the link list below and leave a comment on their Deconstructed Sketch 100th sketch post and cross your fingers!
  • The commenting prize deadline is May 15, 2013 at 8 pm CST. We've got TWO things to celebrate so we are celebrating for two weeks!

Make a project:

  • There is also a prize saved for one of our sketch participants! One very lucky randomly selected sketch participant will win a $25.00 gift certificate to Taylored Expressions!!
  • So what do you need to do for this one? Use sketch 100 to create a project - your project can be a card, layout, Project Life creation - anything, just make sure the sketch is visible. Photograph your creation and upload it to an online gallery or blog and come back here and add a direct link to your project in InLinkz on the Deconstructed Sketch 100 post on Jen's Blog.
  • The project deadline is May 15, 2013 at 8 pm CST. Enter as many times as you want with different projects!
My project today is made with images from The {Stamps} of Life.
I loved this designer paper by My Mind's Eye, and decided to pair it with images from the kites2fly stamp set, along with the Kite Die set.

Here is this week's Sketch #100!
Now it's time to hop!!

To play along, link up here!