ICS Blog Hop – Guys Night Out

Welcome back hoppers for another fun month of inspiration from the Inspire, Create, Share team! We are so glad to have you!

Tonight we are sharing cards and creations inspired for the guys in our life!

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This card is using the new Dapper Denim along with some Island Indigo and Pool Party. These colors go together like peanut butter and jelly. The “waves” are from the fun Swirly Scribbles thinlits that have just come out in our brand new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. The anchor and greeting are from the set Guy Greeting – a top choice for every man in your life.

As you can see, this is a shaker card! Aren’t those so much fun! The window is filled with sequins and punches from the new ‘Sprinkles’ punch, also just released!

Want to learn how to make shaker cards? Join me on June 18th for a class where I will teach you how easy it is and you will go home with supplies to create on your own after the class! You can sign up on my facebook page here or send me an email!

Today is the first day of our new catalog – I would love to send one to you if you don’t have one and I am always here to help with any of your stamping needs!

Now it’s time to hop on over to my Joni’s page and see what she has in store for us!

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ICS Blog Hop Girls Night Out

ICSBlogHopHello Hoppers and welcome to the May 2016 edition of the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! I am so glad that you are here. Tonight is all about the girls! My teen daughter and I are blessed to have some amazing women in our lives and we created this collection together to honor them this weekend for Mother’s Day. Every card was created as a one of a kind piece, because each of them are One of a Kind!

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This Designer Series Paper has been such a favorite of mine and I had to just use it up before it retires. I think it is one of the most gorgeous papers we have ever offered. The sponging on the flowers isn’t a new technique but it’s timeless and so easy!

Now it is time to hop over to Deb’s blog and see what she has for us!

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May Inspiration

Hello my friends! Welcome to my new website and my very first post here. I am so glad that you stopped by today. This week we are playing along with the inspiration challenge over at Stampin’ Royalty! You know how much I love the ladies over there and this month the colors they are using sign to my soul!

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And here is my card:

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and the inside of the card

SR327 insidecard I wish that the Wink of Stella that is on the butterfly showed up a little more in this photo. I love the combination of textures from the silver foil, sponged doily, pearls and striped embossing folder. I am excited to have also made this card for a friend’s grandmother for Mother’s Day! I hope that she will love it.

Thank you for stopping by today. I would love it if you would leave me a Blog Love in the format of a comment . I also encourage you to subscribe to my blog so that you can see all of my creations and have them delivered right to your inbox.

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Bright birthday wishes

It’s Wednesday and that means another fantastic challenge with the peeps over at Stampin’ Royalty! This week we are playing with color!
My card:
These colors are so bight and vivid. Perfect for birthday wishes! And with the super fun #imbringingbirthdaysback movement going on I thought this would be perfect! I love to send birthday cards to my customers, friends and family. You can never have too many birthday cards! 
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think of this project!

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TGIF Sketch Challenge

Hi crafters! I am excited to be participating in the sketch challenge over at TGIF Challenge! This week, we were given his layout

and this is what I came up with
This card was inspired by a card that Dena Rekow did and when I saw it, I knew I had to try it!
The technique I used for this card was a watercolor wash and I will be teaching it at my monthly technique class on Jan. 23rd. You can RSVP via email or Facebook – I would love to have you. Each class features 2 techniques; One using ink and one using paper. Cost is only $15 and includes 4 cards, envelopes and a 6X6 take home instruction sheet so you can practice what you learn.
The stamp set is the brand new Botanicals for You that is available for FREE when you place a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration. If you would like to place an order you can shop 24/7 at my online store.
I am so glad that you stopped by today.  You can subscribe to my blog on the right and never miss another post. I
love blog love in the form of a comment, so please let me know what you
think of this project!

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Fab Friday 78 Challenge

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend! The last few days have been so busy, with something going on every night this week. It has been a bit of a challenge getting craft time in but I was happy to have a few free hours this afternoon.
The challenge this week from the fine folks at Fab Friday was this sketch
 I love the simplicity of this design. Here is my take on it
I realized this may be the first time I have actually used my brick wall embossing folder. I am doing to have to change that pronto!
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love blog love in the form of a comment, so please let me know what you
think of this project!

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A reason for the season

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are having a great holiday weekend. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and much food was eaten. Friday I did some Black Friday shopping with my favorite teenager and today I had a great day helping people create adorable gift packaging for the holidays.
I have a card to share with you today. This card was created for the SSInk Challenge and it is my first time participating with them. I love the mystery challenge we were given for the week. 

My card:

This stamp set is so easy to use and in my opinion has the best sentiments ever! I stamped the outline in the Stazon ink, stamped the flowers with Real Red, the petals with Pear Pizaaz and then blended each of those colors with a blender pen. I love the soft, watercolor look this set has. 
Thank you so much for stopping by today. You can subscribe to my blog on the right and never miss another post. You can also leave me some blog lovin’ in the form of a comment and let me know what you think of my card.

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October D’s Stamping Team USA Give Thanks

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be a guest hopper this month for Darla Robert’s team blog hop. Thank you so much for having me!
Today we are giving thanks for the many blessing we have in our life. I know for my family, we have so much to Give Thanks for.
For this hop, I really wanted to make a card that was quick and easy but also fun. I found these cute little punch art pumpkins on Pinterest (where else!) and knew that I needed to make some while it was still Fall. I found that they can be made with either an oval or a circle punch and go together in a snap. I paired them with the gorgeous plaid paper from the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper so they can really stand out as the focual point of the card. I made pumpkins in three differenct sizes just to show how easy ther are. I used two on my card and then created a cute little treat with the last one.

Now, it’s time to hop on over to Kay’s blog and see what she has made this month. Thanks so much for hopping by. Please leave me some love in the form of a coment andy You can subscribe to my blog so that you never miss a post

http://papermadeprettier.blogspot.com/2015/10/octobers-ds-stamping-team-usa-giving.html

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Happy Stampin’ Up! Anniversary to ME!

Oh my gosh!!! Happy Happy Day!! It’s the week of my 2 year Anniversary since I re-joined the Stampin’ Up! family! I am so happy to be a part of this family, and that really is what it feels like! My fellow demonstrators are like sisters, and a few brothers – Demonstrator Support is like an aunt or uncle that you can always call to help you through things, and the amazing people that I have met in my 10+ years of paper crafting are so very important to me. Thank you all for being a part of my journey!
So – to celebrate SU! is having a SALE!!! Ok, ok, it’s not quite just because it’s my anniverary, however they are having a sale for only a few days and it feels like the timing is just perfect doesn’t it!

So, here are the details:

  • Dates: October 19-23, 2015
  • Host stamp sets, rotary stamps, and supply list stamp sets are not eligible for the 15 percent promotional discount on stamps.
  • Bundles are not eligible for this promotional discount, but they
    will retain their current 15 percent Bundle & Save discount. The
    stamp set from the bundle may still be purchased ala carte with the 15
    percent promotional discount.
  • Stamps purchased using a 50 percent Stampin’ Rewards discount will
    not be available for this 15 percent promotional discount. Stamps
    purchased using Stampin’ Rewards discounts will still be 50 percent off
    retail value of the stamp set.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many discounted stamp sets can be placed on an order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. 

As always you can call or email me with your orders or you can order online at my website!

Be sure to come back again tomorrow as we will be celebrating all week long with ideas, inspiration and giveaways! You can subscribe to the blog so you never miss a post!

ICS Blog Hop Fall for All

Welcome back hoppers for another month of ideas and inspiration. If you have arrived from Deb’s Blog, I am so glad you stopped by. Wasn’t her project just awesome! If this is your first stop on the hop – Welcome! Just follow the links at the end of each post so you are sure to not miss a thing!
 This month we are all focusing on fall. While fall is not my favorite season, I do love the gorgeous colors of the trees, all things pumpkin and the Thanksgiving holiday.
I also love this fall themed Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog. It made creating this card so quick and easy. Lots of layers really help the texture and then the fussy cut leaves and acorn were the finishing touches. I wanted the paper to be the star of the show so this card is actually embellishment free – not something I usually do.
Be sure to check back on Friday for the coordinating projects that I did with this card. They are so much fun and you won’t want to miss them!
Now, it’s time to hop on over to Tina’s Blog and see what she has in store for us. Please leave me some love in the form of a comment and let me know what you think of my card. I would love for you to subscribe to my blog and never miss a post!
http://www.tinascropshop.com/2015/10/ics-blog-hop-fall-for-all.html
You can find the list of supplies below and they can all be purchased on my website! Each order will include a hand stamped card from me! 

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