Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wee Memories #81

Welcome!  I hope everyone's holidays were terrific and you enjoyed the company of your families.  I sure did!  Today on Wee Memories Challenge we are celebrating things that are:


This could be celebrating the NEW year, a NEW baby, a NEW technique, a NEW product, or whatever is NEW!!! 

Yesterday I took my daughter to my local scrapbook store where they had an adorable NEW make 'n take.  I thought it would be perfect for a photo of her and her NEW American Girl Doll she got for Christmas from Santa.  Plus we spent some quality time together making it......she got to use the Big Shot, MFT dies, and a MS border punch.  She had so much fun gluing all the pieces down! 

As for the AG doll, Kitt had to come to the make 'n take as well.  I'm not sure how this doll is going to survive........Payton combs her hair and changes its clothes constantly!!  We are even going to go get some NEW clothes for Kitt on Sunday where they will be unveiling the NEW AG doll for 2012!!!  She is BEYOND excited (and so am I!)!!

Remember, that you can make ANYTHING for the Wee Memories challenges......not just cards!  Let's see some altered art!!!  Please refer to the Wee Memories blog for sponsor details! 

Have a great start to the NEW Year!!!

{Cutie Frame}
Paper:  Unsure of source
Dies:  Pretty Posies Die-namics and Leafy Flourish Die-namics (MFT)
Misc:  Frame (EKSuccess), Border Punch (MS), Charms (?), Stickles and Twine

Thursday, December 22, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays and Market Street Stamps!

This is an exciting post as the Design Team from Market Street Stamps meets up with the Girl Fridays over at CAS-ual Fridays for their post and a combined post over at the Market Street Blog for the monthly Block Party!  How fun is that?  This week's theme is Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String!  And remember........CAS!

I decided to use one of the newest stamps, Believing Butterfly, that is available NOW over at Market Street Stamps!  Just look at the detail in this butterfly..........the details just really stand out.   I've had this kraft wrapping paper in my stash and was perfect for this challenge..........I just stamped the butterfly in a pattern over my kraft paper!

I paired this with some awesome twine from The Twinery and a felt flower made with the Fringe Flower Die from Lil' Inker Designs.  That wonderful sentiment is from another new Market Street Stamp set called Faith in You and was stamped onto a die cut Dog Tag shape. 

Well, we sincerely hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and play along with us.  Remember there are prizes up for grabs as well as a Guest Designer Spot over at Market Street Stamps for next month!  Check out CAS-ual Fridays and Market Street Stamps blogs for full prize details.

{I have faith in you}
Stamps:  Believing Butterfly and Faith in You (Market Street Stamps)
Paper:  Kraft Wrapping Paper (HL), Rustic Cream (PTI)
Ink:  Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Dies:  Dog Tag Die-namic (MFT), Fringe Flower Die (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Bakers Twine (The Twinery), Vintage Cream Felt (PTI), Cream Pearl

PDCC and Lil' Inker Designs!

Today I'm here with a card using the cute cute Ccoa Bear image from Lil' Inker Designs and 2 cute ink!  This uses the beautiful holiday challenge over at The Play Date Cafe and it's sponsored by none other than Lil' Inker Designs!  Here is the color story from PDCC..........

Last time you saw this image, Cocoa Bear was totally colored in with Copics.   This time I've combined Copics with paper piecing!  I've forgotten how much I love to do this!  Using the fabulous papers from the Season's Greetings collection by Echo Park, they were the PERFECT match for this color story!

The side border is the Wonky Scallop Border by MFT.  The die cut that Cocoa Bear is sitting on is actually the Mat Stack 3 die cut once and then place back in the die the other way to "cut off" the circular top.  Makes a fun ticket type shape!  Cocoa Bear is also sitting on a grey stamped shadow stamp from the set Warm Happiness by PTI to "ground" him.

I think my favorite parts of this card are the sentiment and that I popped up Cocoa Bear's head for dimension!  I used a sentiment from the Cocoa Bear set but didn't want the whole thing so I just stamped and cut out the words at whatever angles looked good.  Well, I'm off now to do some more wrapping and hopefully some baking for the holiday.  One more day off before I have to work Christmas Eve.  Thanks for stopping by!

{just for you!}
Stamps:  Cocoa Bear (Lil' Inker Designs), Warm Happiness (PTI)
Paper:  Kraft, Vintage Cream (PTI), Season's Greetings DP (Echo Park)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), True Black (PTI)
Dies:  Wonky Scallop Border (MFT), Mat Stack 3 (PTI)
Misc:  Janome Sew Mini, Ripe Avocado Button (PTI), Silk Ribbon (PTI), Foam Tape, Copics, Signo Uniball White Pen

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Market Street Stamps December Release: Faith in You

Welcome Market Street Stamps fans!  Today I get to showcase the last new stamp set that is being released during our "mini' release here in December.  It is called Faith in You and it's a perfect set for those times where you need to have a card for that uplifting type of moment. 

I used some masking to get the effect here for the flowers........Love how it turned out!  Adding some black gem centers to the flowers gave it just the right touch.  I also wanted to mat the flower panel on black but the whole black mat was too much so I cut some squares and added them to just the corners.  This gave a nice place for the ribbon loops underneath to lay.

And a new release wouldn't be fun without a prize right?  Here are the details for winning this stamp set!

If you would LOVE to win this set showcased tonight, there are a few ways to enter!

1.Earn ONE entry for each comment you leave across ALL of the designers' blogs tonight. {p.s. if, for any reason, a designer does not have a new release post up don't worry!! Winners will be chosen only amongst posts that are published. :)}

2.Earn TWO entries for following MSS on Facebook OR Twitter (be sure to let us know if you do in a separate comment on this post)

3.Earn THREE bonus entries for sharing this giveaway on your Facebook page OR Twitter account (be sure to let us know if you do in a separate comment on this post)!

{Trust that it's....}
Stamps:  Faith in You (Market Street Stamps)
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Raspberry Fizz, and True Black (PTI), Portrait Collection DP (Crate Paper)
Ink:  True Black and Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Misc:  Pink Grograin Ribbon (M's), Black Gems (KaiserCraft), Foam Tape

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Tag

I am writing this as I got an unexpected day off today.......I was on call last night and had to pretty much work all night.  So after sleeping, I call work and they said I could have the day off!!  So I'm making the best of it!  I actually made this tag last night in between calls but didn't get to type my post due to the phone calls! 

I decided to use some awesome stamped images my sweet friend, Renee, sent me a while back.  The images are from the Big Blooms-Poinsettias by Waltzingmouse Stamps.  So much detail in these stamps!  They were colored with various Copic markers, glittered up with some Prisma Glitter, and one was popped up for dimension!  Adding in a sentiment from Teeny Trees stamped on the double ended banner die, completed my tag.  After some stong encouragement, I am sending this over to the Christmas Tag Challenge at Waltzingmouse Stamps.  (Thanks Renee!)

I also used this week's Make it Monday technique to use any die for a folded tag!  I haven't played along in FOREVER but this challenge was perfect for this tag!  Stamped on the inside of the Mat Stack #3 Die shape, is the "to" and "from" words from Teeny Trees as well!  Did you notice the pattern paper?  I challenged myself to use Holiday Flourishes & Swirls paper from PTI for this.......I love the end result!

Well, that's it for me today as I'm going to try to get some wrapping done on my unexpected day off!  Stay tuned to the 'ole blog as Market Street Stamps is into their December Release and I have a sample that will be shown on Wednesday!  Thanks so much for stopping by during this busy holiday season!

{glad tidings}
Stamps:  Teeny Trees and Big Blooms: Poinsettias (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  SS White (PTI), Holiday Flourishes & Swirls DP (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), True Black (PTI)
Dies:  Mat Stack #3 (PTI), Double Ended Banner Die (PTI)
Misc:  Rustic Jute Button Twine (PTI), Pure Poppy and Ripe Avocado Copic Trios (PTI), Foam Tape, Gold Pearls (M's), Prisma Glitter

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wee Memories #80

Hi ya!  It's Saturday!  This week's Wee Memories Challenge is Anything Goes!!

I was excited to have this challenge because it gave me a chance to use my new Poinsettia dies from Spellbinders.  I LOVE LOVE these!  Not much else is needed with these gorgeous dies!  I also used something that I bought quite some time ago........Pinefeather cardstock! 

I've layered my poinsettia onto a Linen Impressed Rustic Cream base for some added texture.  Adding in a sentiment from Stocking Prints was a perfect addition to the elegance.

Well, that's it for today!  Why don't you visit Wee Memories and check out the details of the prize up for grabs.  Remember this challenge is open for 2 (TWO) whole weeks!  Have a wonderful holiday!!

{Happy Holidays}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Stocking Prints
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Pure Poppy, Pinefeather,  DP (Echo Park)
Ink:  True Black
Dies:  Layered Poinsettia (Spellbinders)
Misc:  Yellow Gems (Kaisercraft), Linen Impression Plate

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lil' Inker Designs December Release: Cocoa Bear

Welcome to the last blog hop day of the newest Lil' Inker Designs!  You should have arrived from the Lil' Inker Designs blog

Today the entire Design Team is featuring creations using another ADORABLE image from the new line 2 cute ink!  This image is named Cocoa Bear

Now, I am fairly new to Copics......I mean I've been buying them for a while here and there but haven't really used them.  Well, this release has changed things for me!  (again Thanks Laura!)  Look at my card using this cutie!

You see the tiny snowflakes on the right side?  That little trio is a stamp that is included in this set!  I wanted to point out that I scored some lines on either side of the gingham paper and used my Glossy Accents again for this!  I will not stop using it!  haha

Don't forget to leave comments throughout the weekend. One commenter will be eligible to receive our Grand Prize....our entire Winter release from 2 Cute Ink! We will also be giving away two $10 store credits. Winners will be announced on Monday December 19th!

Alright, are you ready to enjoy the rest of the blog hop today? Your next stop is over at Jen's blog

{Beary Warm Wishes}
Stamps:  Cocoa Bear (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  SS White, Kraft, Spring Rain (all PTI), Brown Gingham DP (Lime Twist: Fly a Kit by MME)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Dies:  Double Ended Banner Die (PTI)
Misc:  Blueberry Sky Button (PTI), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Blue Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Corner Rounder (CM)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lil' Inker Designs December Release: Snow Mouse

Hi everyone!  Today you should have arrived from Alicia's blog!  I am back with the next ADORABLE image from 2 cute ink brought to you from Lil' Inker Designs!  This guy just makes me smile!  Check it out:

I LOVE how this cute card turned out!  Here I've used some DP from My  Mind's Eye Lime Twist: Fly a Kite, for my background.  these images really don't need anything more added to them......Here I've added some machine stitching and a die cut snowflake with a twine tied button.  My sentiment was then stamped onto a Sentiment Flags die (also from Lil' Inker Designs) and tucked under the button. 

Don't forget to leave comments throughout the week. One commenter will be eligible to receive our Grand Prize....our entire Winter release from 2 Cute Ink! We will also be giving away two $10 store credits. Winners will be announced on Monday December 19th!

Alright, are you ready to enjoy the rest of the blog hop today? Your next stop is the Lil' Inker Designs store where you can get your own Snow Mouse set!

{Let it Snow}
Stamps:  Snow Mouse (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  SS White, Pure Poppy, Soft Stone (all PTI), Lime Twist:  Fly a Kite (My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), True Black (PTI)
Dies:  Snowflake Die (MFT), Sentiment Flags Die (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Pure Poppy Button (PTI), Baker's Twine (MS), Janome Sew Mini, Copics, Prisma Glitter, Glossy Accents

Snowflake Tags

Hi everyone!  You are finding this post via the Market Street Stamps blog today!   I can not believe that the holidays are upon us!!!  I'm going to share some quick and easy tags for the holidays using some of the newest Market Street Stamps! 

I am loving the detail that is in these new background stamps........especially the "Flurries" background.  When stamped in white, every little detail in the snowflakes shows. 

Here's another version done in red.  I also wanted to add my sentiment (from Prancer set) but did so at an angle and I love how this turned out!  The easiest way is to make your sentiment panel longer, adhere to tag, and then flip over and trim.

And just to show you them all together.........

I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season!  Don't forget we'd love to see your Market Street Projects over in the Neighborhood!  Thanks for stopping by!

{Season's Greetings}
Stamps:  Flurries and Prancer (Market Street Stamps)
Paper:  Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, SS  White (all PTI)
Ink:  Fresh Snow and True Black (all PTI)
Dies:  Tag Sale Die #5 (PTI)
Misc:  White Grograin Ribbon, Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Buttons (PTI)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Lil' Inker Designs December Release: Arctic Friends

I'm so excited to share the newest release from Lil' Inker Designs!  This month's release is a little different as Laura has added a collaborative line of illustrated images.  For those of you who missed the announcement last week, Lil' Inker Designs has collaborated with artist Heidi Schwoerer of 2 Cute Ink in order to bring you an adorable line of stamps that you can really get inky and color or paper piece! 2 Cute Ink will now exclusively release all new images here at Lil' Inker Designs! We'll be releasing some existing favorites as well as new, never before seen images. Laura and Ariana are designing the sentiments to complement and complete these great sets!  Today is day 2 of the blog hop so if you have arrived here from Alicia's blog, then you are on the right track!

Today we're releasing Arctic adorable image of little friends enjoying a sweet treat!  This stamp is available now!
I recently was able to expand my Copic collection (thanks Laura!) and decided to use them on my card.  This image is perfect for those that really don't like to color.  As you can see, I left most of him white with accents of color in the ice cream, penguin, and scarf.  I brought in some glossiness using Glossy I can't believe I waited this long to start using this stuff.  I mean I've had it forever but just recently have been using it a lot!  I know we all have those goodies in our stash that we don't use!  Fess up!!! :)  Now, I had a little "oops" when it came to using the stuff though......I laid my hand on the image!  Yikes!  So my little penguin looks a little funny!

Don't forget to leave comments throughout the week. One commenter will be eligible to receive our Grand Prize....our entire Winter release from 2 Cute Ink! We will also be giving away two $10 store credits. Winners will be announced on Monday December 19th!

Alright, are you ready to enjoy the rest of the blog hop today?  Your next stop is the amazing Teresa Kline.   

{Friends are like.....}
Stamps:  Arctic Friends (LIl' Inker Designs)
Paper:  Aqua Mist, SS White (PTI), Pink (SU), Winterland DP (Fancy Pants Designs)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Turquoise (Versamagic Dewdrop)
Dies:  Oval Nesties (Spellbinders), Snowflakes (MFT)
Misc:  Hawaiian Shores Saddlestitch Ribbon (PTI), Pink Button (SU), Janome Sew Mini, Corner Rounder, Copics

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wee Memories #79

How is everyone doing?  Getting ready for Christmas?  All of our holiday parties and programs are over but we're still celebrating the "holidays" with Wee Memories this week!  Check out the newest "HOLIDAY" challenge sponsored by a brand new sponsor, Sister Stamps!

We were very fortunate that Sister Stamps sent us some darling stamps to use for this challenge!  Take a look at my card below.

I used my new colors of Copics to color in this image and added some fun zig zag stitches around the perimeter. 

You have one week to play along with Wee Memories and link up your creations (remember not just cards are accepted) for your chance to win some Sister Stamps as the prize!

{Holiday Cheer}
Stamps:  Sister Stamps
Paper:  Blueberry Sky (PTI), Pink (SU)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Sentiment Flags (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Janome Sew Mini, Prisma Glitter, Blueberry Sky Button (PTI)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lil' Inker Designs News!

There are some NEW exciting things happening over at Lil' Inker Designs!  Here is a bit from Laura:

INTRODUCING our brand new collaborative line....

2 Cute Ink is the first artist created line to be featured at Lil’ Inker Designs and we are so excited! Artist Heidi Schwoerer, of 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, will now exclusively release her designs here at Lil’ Inker!

We’ll be releasing some of Heidi’s existing images as well as brand new, never released, irresistibly adorable images! All stamps sets will be available in our customary, but fabulous, clear stamp format and will feature sentiments designed by Laura and Ariana of Lil’ Inker Designs with ag designs done in a perfectly fun coordinating font!

We are thrilled to bring you this new collaborative line with 2 Cute Ink and we’re excited to introduce our three new Winter themed stamps sets for our December release!

The release starts December 12 with the introduction of THREE new sets during our new release blog hop!  One lucky winner will receive our Grand Prize: each of our three new stamp sets!!  There will also be 2 $10 store credit given out as well!! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Paint the Town with Market Street Stamps

I'm here with the latest Paint the Town challenge from Market Street Stamps!
This post was supposed to go up this morning but little 'ole me forgot to take it out of draft form!  So now that I am late, at least I am able to put in direct links to the challenge!  LOL

My card uses more new MSS stamps and another fun background:  MESH.  Just take a look!

I took inspiration from the photo of the dress and thought I could make a New Year card!  Complete with the shimmer of Smooch Spritz on the background!!  Angelica chose a gorgeous font and scroll accent to include in the Essential Holiday Elegance stamp set.  I LOVE these!

We'd love to see what you do with this month's color challenge.  You have almost 2 weeks to link up your creation for a chance at a stamp set and ink pad!  Thanks for stopping by!

{Wishing you a......}
Stamps:  Mesh Background,Essential Holiday Elegance  (Market Street Stamps)
Paper:  Smokey Shadow, Kraft, Rustic Cream (PTI)
Ink:  Fresh Snow, True Black (PTI), Charcoal Palette
Dies:  Label Layers 3 Die (wplus9)
Misc:  Purple Grograin Ribbon (Dollar Tree), Smooch Spritz, Silver Pearls (M's)
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