Monday, January 30, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch/Mojo226-Soar. Dream. PURGE HOP WINNERS


Good morning, happy mojo Monday to ya!  Be sure to check out the list of Purge Hop winners at the end of my post.  Some of my friends are at CHA so the list is not complete.  I will be updating my list as soon as I know all the winners.  It is time for this weeks Mojo Sketch, I have chosen a circle card for this weeks round or square choice.  The circle cards are so darling, I am also listing instructions for those who may have missed it.  There are several ways you can make your circle card, I like mine to look like a complete circle when I am finished, I use option 1.  I have used SU new designer papers and the new stamps and dies from Verve's last release,  You can check out those here.   I used a doily, bakers twine, and the new SU ruffled ribbon.  I have gotten so many wonderful quotes/sayings from Pinterest.  I have books and books of quotes/sayings from years and years ago; now I have my visual pin board...luv that!  I want to share this quote with you today, it is from this blog.....  "Stand for what is right.  Even if it means standing alone."   Have a great Monday...enjoy!

CR84FNcolors/CR84FN47
Mojo Monday:  sketch/MOJO226 
Simon Says Stamp:  anything goes

Circle Card Instructions
I have been asked how I make my circle cards, so I am going to list quick instructions. I am listing two different options, the first option is so your card is a complete circle.  The second option is not a complete circle but you do not have to clue two piece together.

OPTION 1
-cut card stock using the largest circle or scalloped circle nesting label
-score one of the circles on Scor Pal on the first mark(1/2 inch mark) this will be the back part of the card
-decorate the top circle
-put glue on the part above the scored part of the bottom circle and adhere the decorated circle to the bottom
-be sure to line up as much as possible so that your card when free standing is straight

OPTION2
-run a piece of folded card stock through the cuttlebug with a small part exposed above the nesting label
-this option makes it so you do not have to glue, it is held together by the piece that is not cut.  I hope this helps, if you need anything else please let me know.


Purge Hop Winners thus far.....
Tosh  several winners.....see her post here
Andrea  Deb   Buckminster DebsDesignsNDoodles
Maureen  Luanne   He Golfs
Sony  Irishgalkelly
Laurie  several winners....see her post here
Julee  Chrissie Harvest Moon Paperie
Janelle  Kristen   By The Book Paper
Betty  Toni(ravengirl)   Sweet Peas Story
Jen  Heather Wire Wrapture
Teresa:ME  Sherry Gardner   Life Is Good

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC82-Love


Hello and welcome, I am sharing this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch, it was a super fun sketch.  I have used the Waltzingmouse stamp sets called Very Vintage Labels 18 and Fancy Phrases.  I am really liken how my card turned out, it must be the mix of papers and that gorgeous label shape(polka dots....squeal)....luv it!  Be sure to visit the other Mischief Makers, these ladies always amaze me!  The lineup is below....have a fabulous weekend...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Fancy Phrases and Very Vintage Label 18(Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Love Me Deisgenr Paper(My Mind;s Eye)
Ink:  Ruby Red(SU) and Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nesties Labels Eighteen, Ribbon, Button, Tim Holtz Border Punch, Ek Success Border Punch, Fiskars Border Punch, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squars
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Bloggers Challenge:  texture...distressing....my favorite! 
DYSU Challenge:  ribbon#56
Inspire Me Fridays:  anything goes
Waltzingmouse:  sketch/WMSC82

Mischief Makers

Friday, January 27, 2012

Paris-LOVE

Hi friends and happy Friday to you...the weekend is upon us and I am sooooo excited; off again next week...woohoo!  My dh and some of his friends are in the planning stages of building me some built in cabinets in my little studio area....I am soooo thrilled!  If you have not had a chance to leave a comment on my blog candy giveaway, you can do that here until this afternoon.  I have made a shabby chic card using one of my pre-printed Paris themed cards....I want to go there one day!  I have used a little embossed heart with a tiny splash of silver glitter, ruffled ribbon, and bakers twine.  I played along with the challenges listed below.   Have a super day...enjoy! 
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Stamps:  Wings Of Love(Verve)
Paper:  White(SU) and Echo Park Designer Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  SU Heart Embosslits, Janome, Corner Rounder, Bakers Twine, Distressing Tool, Ribbon, Glitter, and 3D Foam Squares
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My Time To Craftfavorite embellishment...stitching, distressing, ribbon, and glitter...I like it all...lol
Shabby Tea Room:  inspiration photo....silver, white, and pink/#98
Sketchbook Saturdaysketch/SSC46


Friday MashUP/FM43-Joy



Happy Friday, if you haven't had a chance to comment on my Purge Hop post, go here...you don't want to miss all the goodies that myself and my friends are giving away...lots and lots of great paper packs and embellies...the hop ends on Saturday at 5:00 PM EST!
I am also sharing my last card as guest designer with The Friday MashUP gals.  The ladies always bring great challenge, I hope you will check it out every Friday!  This weeks MashUP is a sketch and/or something new; I have used the sketch and my new designer papers from Authentique called Gathering.  I have used stitching, bakers twine, and lace trim.  Hope your weekend is fabulous....enjoy!
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Friday MashUP:  sketch/something new FM43
Paper Playlovely lace

Thursday, January 26, 2012

CASE Study-Jen Rzasa Week 4


Hello friends, welcome!  I am sharing this weeks CASE Study card, but I also want to remind you of the mega Purge Hop(blog candy) giveaway that myself and some friends are having....check it out on this post! 
I have had a great time this month casing Jen, her style is amazing.  I have tried to stay more toward her CAS style when creating.  I adore CAS styled cards but usually end up with a more detailed card.  I have used bold designer paper for my card leaving a lot of white at the top.  I was inspired by the different rows of twine, except I went with designer papers.  I did finish it off with bakers twine.  Be sure to visit all of the CASE Study DT and leave them some luv, these ladies are super amazing!  I hope you day is wonderful, it is only a couple more days until the weekend begins....enjoy!
 
Amy Wanford
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) 

Christina MacLaren
Clare Buswell 
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Julie Lacey  

Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline:ME


CASE Study:  case Jen Rzasa
Try It On Tuesday:  in the mail....a sweet card to send to someone

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch/Mojo225-Give Thanks


Good morning, be sure to visit my Purge Hop(blog candy) post to leave a comment to win some amazing goodies.  Some of my creating friends and I have joined together in a hop to give away our extra goodies...see the post here!
This morning I am sharing the Mojo Monday sketch, Julee has designed a totally sweet sketch, I luv the fact you can use different elements or designer papers....very cute!  I have used a combo of things, a glittered chipboard star, a paper flower, the painted butterfly from the Cut Above All Aflutter Die by Verve, and a sweet little envie with a button.   A mix of patterns, textures and design, I like the collage look it has.  I hope you will join us this week and play along, be sure to check out the other mojo makers creations...these ladies are amazing!  Hope your Monday is a great start to your week...enjoy!
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Stamps:  1 Chronicles 16:34(Verve)
Paper:  Black, Very Vanilla(SU), and Designer Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Inks)
Accessories:  A Cut Above All Aflutter Die by Verve, Glass Glitter, Paper Flower, Kraft Tiny Envelope, Paint, Gemstone, Janome, Button, Burlap String, SU Square Punch, Doily, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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Mojo Mondaysketch/Mojo225

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Purge Blog Hop



Good morning peeps, I am super excited to share my post today.  Some of my creating friends and I decided we wanted to offer up some of our less used items to you our readers.  My paper packs are extras so they have been used, but still lots of paper from great companies.....October Afternoon, Graphic 45, SU, Prima, Websters Pages, and more.  Stamps sets from JustRite, Impression Obsession, Hero Arts, Penny Black, and Stampendous.  Ribbon, chipboard, stick pins, brads, and lots more!  I am also sharing this weeks Viva la Verve sketch, this card will also be in your box of goodies.  To play along with the VLV sketch, go here.  Most of what you will receive did not make the photo.  I will ship a large flat rate box full of goodies, well worth a comment for sure!


All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what strikes your interest in my blog candy.  Please only comment once and make sure I have a way of contacting you.  The purge hop will close on Saturday January 28 at 5:00 PM EST.  I will post the winner on my blog on Monday January 30.  Be sure to visit all my friends and comment for your chance to win...there will be one winner from each blog.

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC81-Love

Hello Waltzingmouse friends, I am luvin this week sketch...I hope you will join us for the fun!  Be sure to use at least one Waltzingmouse image on your creation and link it to the WM Sketch Blog.  I have made an elegant Valentine card, this may be the one I give to my hubby.  I have used the Spellbinders Heart nesties to cut the heart.  The love sentiment is from the Waltzingmouse Say It Loud stamp set.....the words and fonts are so awesome in this set.  I will be busy once again this weekend, I am counting the days until i am off for a week.  I have listed all the mischief makers below be sure to visit them and check out their amazing creations!  Have a super weekend...enjoy!    
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Stamps:  Say It Loud(Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla(SU), and Portrait Collection Designer Paper(Crate Paper)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Heart Nesties, Glitter, Button, Burlap String, Janome, Distressing Tool, SU Crystal Effects, and 3D Foam Squares
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Crafty Ribbon Challenge:  red and black/#11
Pollycraft Monday:  Bingo..top row...ribbon, buttons, and die cuts 
Ruby's Rainbow ChallengeValentines/red or black 
Waltzingmouse:  sketch/WMSC81

Mischief Makers

Friday, January 20, 2012

Lil' Inker Release-For You, Lots of These


I am sooo happy to be sharing another sweet peek with you today from Lil' Inker.  This is the sweet set of stamps and dies called Of the Heart Stamp set and Hearts Die set. 
This is what Laura has to say in her own words about the new sets.......
"This is a set of dies that I have been wanting to release for some time. We actually had a lot of requests for heart dies with our signature perforated detail, but I couldn't stop there! I thought it would be really fun to add in the fun little arrow as well. When I thought about how I would use this set I saw cute little simple note cards with a neat handwritten font and I just LOVE how this turned out. I envision all kinds of sweet, clean and simple designs letting these cute dies and sweet fonts and sentiments do all the work! You will receive one die that cuts all 4 images with one pass through your cutting machine."

Be sure to head over to Jen C. blog and check out the gorgeous peek she is sharing!  Have a super day...enjoy! 

Friday MashUP/FM42-Call To Me


Happy Friday, I have looked forward to today all week!  I hope you will join us over at the Friday MashUP for today's challenge.  Use the colors blushing bride, riding hood red, and espresso and/or paper piercing.  I have used the colors and paired it with a Verve Plain Jane.  I also used the new verve ALL AFlutter Die set. 
I can't wait to see what you create, be sure to link up to the Friday MashUp challenge.  I hope you have a great day and even better weekend.....enjoy!
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Friday MashUP: colors/paper piercing 


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lil' Inker Release Cutie Cat


Welcome back for day four of the sneak peek from Li' Inker.  Today we are sharing the Sweet Bee set and the Cutie Cat.  These are the cutest images with super sentiments, you will want to grab yours today!    Be sure to comment on all the post, Laura is giving away gift certificates to the Lil' Inker store!  The next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Emily!  The Li' Inker DT are sharing some awesome creations, I hope you will visit them and show some luv!



Laura
Amy Kolling
Jen Carter
Jen del Muro
Alicia Thelin
Debby Hughes
Sarah Jay
Teresa Kline
Emily Leiphart
Ariana Grant of ag designs
LID Store

There is MORE......
This Friday, is Bonus Goodies Friday! We are releasing an AMAZING, MUST HAVE SET OF GOODIES on Friday 1/20 all with a Valentine's Day theme. A hint? A set of dies and 2 stamp sets...woohoo!

Card Patterns:  sketch

CASE Study-Jen Rzasa Week 3



Hello friends, I am thrilled to see so many of you joining us for the CASE Study!  I am having a blast on the CASE Study team, the ladies are awesome and Chupa picks some amazing talent.  I have used Chupa Sketchbook Saturday sketch for my card today.  I was inspired by Jen's wonderful color palette on the white card base.  I have used some of my favorite designer paper from My Mind's Eye...speaking of paper.  Be sure to check back on Saturday; me and some of my blogging friends will be having a "purge hop".  We have went through our goodies and going to offer them up to you for FREE!  Each gal will be picking a winner from their blog so you have as many chances as their our blogs in the hop!  Have a great week....enjoy!


Amy Wanford
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) 

Christina MacLaren
Clare Buswell 
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Julie Lacey  

Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline:ME


Case Studycase Jen/#74
Gingersnap Creations:  ribbon
Sketchbook Saturday:  sketch

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lil' Inker Release Sweet Bee



Welcome back for day three of the sneak peek from Li' Inker.  Today we are sharing the Sweet Bee set and the Cutie Cat.  These are the cutest images with super sentiments, you will want to grab yours today!    Be sure to comment on all the post, Laura is giving away gift certificates to the Lil' Inker store!  The next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Emily!  The Li' Inker DT are sharing some awesome creations, I hope you will visit them and show some luv!

Today's Hop List
LID Store

There is MORE......
This Friday, is Bonus Goodies Friday! We are releasing an AMAZING, MUST HAVE SET OF GOODIES on Friday 1/20 all with a Valentine's Day theme. A hint? A set of dies and 2 stamp sets...woohoo!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lil' Inker Release Flags & Tags

Hi peeps, we are having a fabulous release this week at Lil' Inker, this is my favorite set...oh my...totally luv!  The name of this set is called Flags & Tags. Have a look!













This is a three piece die set containing an over sized sentiment flag, curly label tag and double ended banner die. The three can be layered together for a beautiful look of used separately....LOTS of options especially when paired with the Flags & Tags stamp set. The coordinating stamp set has background images and border for the curly label and BEAUTIFUL sentiments all which are perfectly sized to fit on the double ended banner die!  Be sure to comment on all the post, Laura is giving away gift certificates to the Lil' Inker store!  The next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Debby!

There is MORE......
This Friday, is Bonus Goodies Friday! We are releasing an AMAZING, MUST HAVE SET OF GOODIES on Friday 1/20 all with a Valentine's Day theme. A hint? A set of dies and 2 stamp sets...woohoo!

Alphabet Challenge:  Y for you can choose
For Fun anything goes
Southern Girlssparkle

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch


Good morning, I have created this card for today's mojo sketch.  Did you check out the Verve new release?  You can pick up your stamps and dies here.  I have used one of the new heart dies on today's card...they are soooooo cute; a must have!  I made it a cute polka dotted heart and a tag sentiment.  A pretty simple card for me.  I am keeping my post short i have another busy week on my blog.  Lil Inker, will be releasing new dies and stamps starting today, be sure to check them out too.  Hope you have a wonderful Monday...enjoy!
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Anything Goesanything goes
Mojo Mondaysketch/MOJO224 
Simply Creste Too:  layers
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Stamps:  Framed Wishes(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Loolah Deisgenr Paper
Ink:  Old Olive(SU)
Accessories:  A Cut Above Wavy Heart Dies by Verve, Seam Binding, Button, Burlap String, Janome, SU Square Punch, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC80


This is for today's Waltzingmouse sketch, you can join the fun here.  I have used the Waltzingmouse sets called Dainty Doilies.  I have used stitching, ribbon tied bow, and I turned the sketch to make it a longer style card.  I can't wait to see what you create and be sure to stop by the WM mischief makers blogs and check out their fabulous creations.  Have a super day....enjoy!
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Mischief Makers

Verve After Party Hop January 2012


Welcome to our January 2012 After Party Hop!  Last night we released 3 new stamp sets, 4 plain janes and 4 dies!  All of the new products we've been showcasing this week are available now in the Verve store! Be sure to leave a little comment love as you take a stroll through the Diva blogs. One lucky commenter from today's hop will win the ENTIRE Release! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.


January 14, 2012

1. Amy8. Tosha
2. Maureen9. Laurie
3. Sankari10. Julee
4. Andrea11. Janelle
5. Teresa12. Betty
6. Amber13. Shannan
7. Charmaine14. Jackie

The party was awesome last night, I hope you picked up your new Verve...you will luv these sets!  I have used the new paper pack from SU called Twitterpated, how cute is that....luv the softness of this paper.  I hope your day is filled with lots of love.....twitterpated love...teehehehehe....enjoy!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Verve Sneak Peek Release-Day 3


Welcome to our January 2012 Spotlight Hops!  Hop along with the Divas over the next few days as we share our first looks at a few of the new products releasing from Verve this Friday night!  One lucky commenter from each day's hop will win the sets and dies featured that day, so be sure and leave a little love in the Divasphere! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.

January 13, 2012

1. Amber7. Amy
2. Teresa8. Laurie
3. Charmaine9. Maureen
4. Andrea10. Julee
5. Tosha11. Sankari
6. Janelle


I have used Chupa's Sketchbook Saturday sketch for today's card.  Inspiration from The Ribbon Reel, I used the colors and polka dots.

Stamps: Twitterpated(Verve)
Paper: Black, Very Vanilla(SU) and Bundle Designer Paper(Authentique)
Ink: Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories: Spellbinders Nesties Labels Sixteen, Circle Nesties, Janome, Distressing Tool, SU Square Punch, Embossing Folder, and 3D Foam Squares



Friday MashUP/FM41-Thank You


Hi friends, this is my second week as a guest for the Friday MashUP....I hope you will join us and play along!  These gals have a great challenge every Friday for you, the challenge is always a two for one..luv those!  Play along with one or both parts of the challenge, the choice is yours!  I have created thank you card and I have shared a peek of the new Verve stamps that will be released tonight over on the SCS forum here.  I have used a blue and black color combo, so sweet!  Be sure to stop by the MashUP Blog and leave the other DT members some luv.  Have a wonderful Friday....enjoy!    

Friday MashUPthank you
Paper Play Challenges:  stitches

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Verve Sneak Peek Release-Day 2

Welcome to our January 2012 Spotlight Hops!  Hop along with the Divas over the next few days as we share our first looks at a few of the new products releasing from Verve this Friday night!  One lucky commenter from each day's hop will win the sets and dies featured that day, so be sure and leave a little love in the Divasphere! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.


January 12, 2012

1. Janelle7. Teresa
2. Julee8. Andrea
3. Laurie9. Sankari
4. Tosha10. Maureen
5. Charmaine11. Amy
6. Amber 

Aren't the new peek awesome?  I adore this months release and i am always blown away by the divas inspiration, I hope you are too!  Be sure to leave a comment for you chance at winning...enjoy!

Stamps: Wings of Love (Verve)
Paper: Black, White(SU), Unknown Basicgrey Deisgner Paper, and Harvest Market Designer Paper(lilybeedeisgns)
Ink: Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink), Cherry Cobbler(SU), and Copics
Accessories: A Cut Above Wavy Hearts Die Set by Verve, Pinking Shears, Janome, Distressing Tool, SU Crystal Effects, Martha Stewart Fine Glitter, and 3D Foam Squares

CASE Study-Jen Rzasa Week 2


 Hi and welcome, it is going to be busy for the next several days on my blog and several days next week as well.  Be sure to check back daily for all the new peeks!  I am sharing with you this weeks CASE Study card, I simply luv the design of our muse Jen's card.  I kept the cut out style and went with a glittered flower and used green ric rac for the stem.  A super CAS style for me today, it is still growing on me.  Be sure to check back in the morning I will have anther Verve peek for ya!  have a great day...enjoy! 

Amy Wanford
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) 

Christina MacLaren
Clare Buswell 
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Julie Lacey  

Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline:ME


Card Making Mamas:  something new....designer paper
CASE Studycase Jen/#73
House of Gilli:  anything goes/#24