Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter


Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Easter.  

I let Easter sneak up on me this year and didn't make a single card.  I wanted to give my family a little something on Good Friday but these bookmarks just didn't come together for me in time, so I am giving them today.  I made a fourth one but sadly it met with a gesso accident and ended up in the trash.


Friday night we sat around the table and talked about what Good Friday meant to each of us.  We read the scriptures but stopped our reading when they placed Jesus in the tomb.  

Today we get to read the REST of the Story!


Happy Easter!

I am entering my tags at Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends #208 - Kraft



Yay for Saturday!  I am so glad you stopped by today!  This week at  Speedy Fox & Friends  we are using Kraft on our cards.  I know it's Easter weekend and I should have something Springy and Easter to share but a Christmas Card is what popped out of my creative workshop this week!  Yes, if you didn't know it by now, I am just a tiny bit odd or we could blame it on all the SNOW pics posted on FB  this week from friends and family that reside in the North!  Whatever the reason when I looked at this sweet kitty from the"Fabulous Pet" set (NOT a Christmas set at all) and thought of KRAFT this is what came to mind!

I used three stamp sets to create my card for this week's KRAFT challenge:  Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Fabulous Pets, Winter Scenes, and You are an Angel.  

Pop on by Speedy Fox & Friends blog and enter your project for a chance to win a prize.  While you are there you can check out all the fab creations from the Design Team!

:)  TFL and I hope you have a Happy Easter!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog Hop Day 3!





It has finally come....the moment we can reveal the Prickley Pear Spring/Summer 2014 collection!  We are celebrating with a 3 day blog hop event!  Join us each day as our new Design Team showcases the new product!  As always, leave comments on each and every blog post along the way since there will be one winner selected for each day's comments!  We will select our winners on April 20 and they will be announced on April 21 in our Monday inspiration post!

If you have arrived from Heidi's blog you are right on track, if not, you can find the beginning of the hop HERE.

I created this card with our great new clear set: CLR047 Mini Vases Clear Set.  I used PPRS-D042 Scallop Oval Nesting Die and PPRS-D027 Scalloped Oval Die to frame the vase.  I added the finishing touches to the card with a little flower/button embellishment using: PPRS-D012 Flowers Die Set, peach colored button and twine.


I used a coat of Glossy Accents for the paper dots, vase and flower centers.  



Your next stop is Tracy's blog.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to leave a comment so that you will be entered for a chance to win a great PPRS prize pkg!  

TFL!


My List:
Stamps: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps -  CLR047 Mini Vases Clear Set
Papers: Lawn Fawn
Accessories: PPRS-D042 Scallop Oval Nesting Die, and PPRS-D027 Scalloped Oval Die PPRS-D012 Flowers Die Set,  button, twine, 5/16th punch

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog Hop Day 2!


It has finally come....the moment we can reveal the Prickley Pear Spring/Summer 2014 collection!  We are celebrating with a 3 day blog hop event!  Join us each day as our new Design Team showcases the new product!  As always, leave comments on each and every blog post along the way since there will be one winner selected for each day's comments!  We will select our winners on April 20 and they will be announced on April 21 in our Monday inspiration post!

If you have arrived from Rene's blog you are right on track!  If not, why not skip back to the beginning and start HERE!


When I saw the FF0173 53 Chevy stamp , I knew I wanted to create a card for my FIL with it.  The PPRS-D025 Steampunk gears die set adds a perfect embellishment for this masculine card.  I attached the sentiment from  CLR013D - Scalloped Circle Oval 5 - Clear Stamp with a mini clip for the finishing touch.

Your next stop on the hop is Tracy's blog.

Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a wonderful PPRS prize package and I hope to see you tomorrow for our last day of the hop!
TFL!


My List:
Stamps - Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - FF0173 53 Chevy stampCLR013D - Scalloped Circle Oval 5 - Clear Stamp. 
Papers- BasicGrey Oxford
Accessories -  PPRS-D025 Steampunk gears die set, mini paper clip.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog Hop Day 1!



It has finally come....the moment we can reveal the Prickley Pear Spring/Summer 2014 collection!  We are celebrating with a 3 day blog hop event!  Join us each day as our new Design Team showcases the new product!  As always, leave comments on each and every blog post along the way since there will be one winner selected for each day's comments!  We will select our winners on April 20 and they will be announced on April 21 in our Monday inspiration post!

If you have arrived here from Brenda's blog you are on the right track.

I am sharing the lovely floral image with you today: JJ010 Book With Flowers.  It makes me think of a wall hanging so I kept my card fairly simple to reflect that.  I chose a background layer that reminds me of wallpaper.

Your next stop on the hop is Michelle's blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a fabulous prize. TFL!


My List:
Stamps: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - JJ010 Book With Flowers.
Papers: MME Moments.
Acces. - ribbon.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends #207 - Letter "T"




Hello!!!  Happy Saturday to you!!!  I hope you have had a good week.  We had a wonderful Spring Break week!  We didn't leave town this time so we were able to take in a movie, rest and catch up on various projects.  
One of the fun projects I was able to work on this week was a card for this week's   Speedy Fox & Friends challenge.  Our challenge this week is brought to us by the Letter "T"!  I had a bit of fun with this one so let's get started!

"T" is for:
 Teacup
Twine
Tulle
and Two Tags



Thanks so much for looking and have a GREAT weekend!

My List:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Oh Beans, Lots of Words.
Paper: MME Market, Misc Solid CS
Acces: Spellbinders Splendid Circles, Die-namics Traditional Tags Stax, Fishtail Flags. Paper Studio tag. Paper Doily, twine, tulle

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Liebster Award

                                        





What a fun surprise landed in my inbox this week at Splitcoaststampers!! Robin (Stamperrobin) nominated  my blog for the Liebster Award.  Thanks, Robin, it's been a blast getting to know you at SCS, as DD partners and crime, and MFP teamies!  Robin does amazing things with color!  Check out her blog here: InkMagination

The Liebster Award helps bring awareness to blogs with less than 300 followers. I started my blog, September of 2011 pretty much out of curiosity and because of a special group of ladies at Splitcoaststampers, the "Stampin' Flybabies".

Rules for participating in the Liebster Award nominations:

- Thank your Liebster  Blog Award presenter on your blog and answer the 11 questions they presented
- Link back to your presenter's blog
- Copy and Paste the pink Liebster logo to your blog
- Nominate 5 blogs to receive the award, who have less than 300 followers and create a list of 11 new questions for them, and
- Inform them of their nomination

The Five talented bloggers I hope you will visit are:






Here are my list of questions:
1) What or who  started you rubber stamping and when?

2) What do you do when not in your stamping area?

3)  Who has influenced your style?

4) Do you like to play in online crafting challenges and if so what is your favorite kind of challenge to play in?

5) What is your favorite type of card to create:  CAS, Clean  Layers, Distressed layers, etc?

6) Have you met any of your online crafting friends in real life and where was your first contact online?

7) What is the oddest item you have ever added to a card or scrapbook layout?

8) What is your Favorite Book?

9)What is your favorite Movie?

10) What is your favorite place to visit?

11) Do you have a pet?


Here is the list of questions Robin asked me:


1) What or who started you rubber stamping?  A random trip to Michael's with a coupon and a MS punch jumped into my basket, the next thing I knew I was making end of the year "Thank You" cards for my children's teachers.
2) What do you do when not in your stamping area? I am afraid that is a HUGE list!  Run my kids hither and yon, spend time with hubby, watch movies (my favorite thing), volunteer, cook and clean and play with our two cats!
3) Who has influenced your style? That's an interesting question and since I can't tell exactly what my style is, I am really confused!  Here are a few that I follow faithfully and WISH my style would grow to be like: I just love Inge Groot's style but I can't make a card like hers to save my life.  Dina Kowal's art is phenomenal, and Mona Pendelton's mixed media creations are simply stunning.  My list is much longer but I better stop or you will leave before you get to the end of this!  :)
4) Are you a multi-tasker or single-mindedly finish what you start no matter what? multi-tasker with single minded determination!
5) What is your favorite coloring method? Copics because I am beginning to learn to blend them but I REALLY want to become a better InkTense artist.
6) Why?
7) What is the funniest thing to happen while crafting?   I am pollen headed and I can't think right now of a single funny moment.  Many disasters....but at this moment nothing belly laughing comes to mind!
8) If you could go to a crafting weekend or retreat, where would you go? Anywhere that I didn't have to drive through a crazy big city and where talented artists would teach me about color and design!
9) Who would you want to take along for a great time? Janeen, Janine, and Brenda
10) Do you try to keep your craft room neat/tidy? oh I try, losing battle!  It is my favorite room to clean though!  :)
11) Do you organize by color, type, manufacturer or what?  yes!  LOL  my solid CS is arranged by color but also separate by manufacturer.  Embellies are tossed all together.  peals and gems according to color. Stamp sets according to manufacturer.