Monday, September 30, 2013

Congrats Blog Hop!

Welcome to a special blog hop......we are sending HUGE congrats to Kate and John from i {heart} papers!!!  I've enjoyed my guest designer position the past two months and I'm so glad to be included in this hop congratulating a very special couple on their marriage!
I've used some fabulous stamps from Avery Elle........Petals and Stems and Handwritten Notes!  (Both these sets are available at i {heart} papers!)  I've masked the blooms and leaf image from Petals and Stems in various colors.  I then added a sentiment and I LOVE how Handwritten Notes has these little "extra" phrases to add to your sentiments!  To embellish just a bit, I've added some iridescent sequins, white satin bow, and prisma glitter.
Here's the blog hop list if you get lost along the way!

I am going to link this up over at the Simon Days Stamp Wednesday challenge.....Anything Goes!!!
Stamps:  Petals and Stems, Handwritten Notes (Avery Elle)
Paper:  White (PTI)
Ink:  Blackberry, Papaya, Blush, Lichen (AMuse), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Misc:  Sequins, Prisma Glitter, Foam Adhesive, White Satin Ribbon

12 Kit of Occasions {September Kit}

Welcome to the September Edition of the 12 Kits of Holidays!  This group has almost been together now for a TWO years!!  Every single month we get goodies from the hostess for the month. So many new things arrive..... makes it so fun!!!  We have added some new things to our group recently.......a new BLOG (The 12 Kits of Occasions) and Facebook page.  Please go join our following over on the blog and LIKE us on Facebook! 
This month our kit was sent out by Kim Heggins.  It arrived and it was like Christmas!  Everything was wrapped and packaged so sweet.  I didn't want to open it!  But I did.  And what I found was AMAZING Halloween goodies!  Take a peek below at what she sent!  Thank so much Kim! 
September Kit
{photo courtesy of Kara}
Let's just say that I create very last minute and this month's kit was almost self-assembling.  Sweet!  I'm going to share my FAVORITE card first........I **may** just fall in love with having an electronic cutter yet.  Just look at this die cut......amazing.  I've popped up with whole thing with foam adhesive!
all about the candy
Next up, I've used this amazing Halloween silhouette........
trick or treat
Then a sneak of my 3rd card that can be seen in FULL over on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog!
eat it  
That's it from me today but let's go check out what the rest of the group made with this kit!!!  The full supply list can be found on the 12 kits of Occasions blog!!!

Kim {Cupcakes Cards and Kim}--September Hostess

***If you'd like to see ANY of the 12 Kits of Occasions cards/projects, Renee has started a 12 Kits Board over on Pinterest HERE. Go check it has current projects and oldies too!***
I am going to link these up over at the Simon Days Stamp Wednesday challenge.....Anything Goes!!!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

dance & gleam

Hope your weekend is going well!  We went to a friend's home last evening for a Cajun dinner featuring shrimp and crawfish!  It was delish!  Today we are heading out to see our son play some fall baseball games!  The weather is sky and cool temps!
I'm still on a roll with Halloween cards......must be that 12 Kits of Occasions post I've been working on for tomorrow!  So you must come back for that!
I have an easy all stamped Halloween card......First I do want to disclose that I do love my pattern papers and I've added one in here but I do love to get back to the roots of my cardmaking......STAMPING!  All the goodies uses today can be found at i {heart} papers!! Links to the specific products from IHP are below:

I am going to link this up over at the Simon Days Stamp Wednesday challenge.....Anything Goes!!!
{dance & gleam)
Stamps:  Spooky Cuties, Spooky Sentiments, Whole Lotta Dots (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, True Black, Plum Pudding (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Halloween Parade (Doodlebug Design)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine), Orange (AMuse), Mojito (Fresh Ink)
Misc: Foam Adhesive

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Happy Halloween

I don't think I've mentioned that I'm in the process of organzing my dies........yes, this is a HUGE project for me.  Some of you have seen before pics......none of which I am going to share just yet.  I will share later.  :)  Just know that while I am creating and posting, I am also trying to get this marked off my to-do list! 
I found some time to play with an older Neat & Tangled set called Halloween Scene.  I need several Halloween cards this year for the kiddos in my, check one more to-do off my list!
I pulled out some vellum to stamp my ghosts on to and trimmed them out.  The "Happy Halloween" sentiment is one stamp so 'Happy'  was selectively inked onto one part of a die cut banner and then again with the word 'Halloween' on another part of a banner.
Happy Halloween  
I'm going to send this over to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for Anything Goes this week!
I'm busy working on the next installment of the 12 Kits of Occasions post that will be up on September 30th and it's all a little 'scary'!!!
{happy Halloween}
Stamps:  Halloween Scene (Neat & Tangled)
Paper:  White, True Black (PTI), Vellum
Pattern Paper:  Halloween (AC)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies:  Stitched Mats: Squares, Flags and Tags (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Halloween Twine, Enamel Dots (MME)

Friday, September 27, 2013

The world is......

brighter because of you!
This is just to thank you all for always visiting and making my day with your kind comments!
Reading them, makes MY world brighter! 
I had some fun with this card.....kinda out of my element.  It's vintagy (in my eyes)!!  My first intention was to cover up the balloon with the banners but I loved the pop of color to that side of the card so I moved my banners over and I LOVE how it turned out!  A big THANKS to Sharron for this layout....I fell in love with it!
I've used the stamp set Let it Be from Verve for that wonderful sentiment! 
 I'm going to send this over to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for Anything Goes this week!
Here's to a wonderful weekend! 
{The world is....}
Stamps:  Let it Be (Verve)
Paper:  Rustic White (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Sky's the Limit (MME)
Ink:  Slate (Amuse)
Dies:  Fishtail Stax (MFT)
Misc:  Berry Sorbet Buttons (PTI), Crochet Thread, Janome Sew Mini

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Timeless Twine meets Peachy Keen Stamps!


Hello!  Happy Sunday to you!  We are gearing up for an outdoor concert tonight......Florida Georgia Line!!!  I am so excited.....the whole family is going and then some!!!
I'm continuing the kickoff of the sweet cross promotion between Timeless Twine and Peachy Keen Stamps!  I've got a couple of cuties for you today using both these products. 
My first card uses a stamp set called Say it with Flowers and a sentiment from Lady Bug Thank You!  I've colored the flowers with various Copics and stamped a thank you sentiment.  Finishing this card off is the Cherry Red Timeless Twine.

Thank You! 
Next up is this adorable pair of little lunch box notes that will sure be making their way into my daughter's lunch sometime!  I've stamped and paper pieced the images from Lady Bug Thank You! and You are a Star.  The frames were created by die cutting 2 dies together from Lil' Inker Designs.  One frame the Tuxedo Black Timeless Twine was used to line the frame and the other was embellished with a simple tiny bow. 
kids cards  
Here are the products I've used today! 

Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Reverse Confetti Gratitude Blog Hop!!

Fall is finally upon us and REVERSE CONFETTI is celebrating the change of seasons along with a little known holiday.  Did you know that today is World Gratitude Day?  World Gratitude Day is your opportunity to show your gratitude and appreciation for anything or anyone in your life with meaningful actions.  To get you in the spirit of gratitude, the CONFETTI CREW has put together some fabulous creations with a “fall-ish flair” and a special “Gratitude Blog Hop”.

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Amber’s blog.  We hope you take a few minutes to enjoy what we’ve put together.  We want the gratitude to be contagious enough to inspire you to get creative and make something for someone you appreciate!
I don't thank my hubby enough for all he does so I thought  this would be a perfect "masculine" card for him!!


In our Reverse Confetti group, we had a little discussion on fall COLOR.  Someone on the team shared this color scheme and I just couldn't get it out of my mind.  So, that is what my card was inspired from!!!


We truly appreciate you hopping along with us.  In fact, to show our appreciation, we are giving away a $15 gift certificate to REVERSE CONFETTI to one lucky hopper!  Just leave a comment at each stop along the way to be entered to win!  You have until Monday, September 23rd at noon CST.  Jen will announce the winner on the Time for a Card Tuesday post on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 24th.  We want to thank you for welcoming REVERSE CONFETTI as your new favorite stamp company!

We hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Amy’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can always find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…

SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (SFYTT)—Play along with us each month for your chance to win the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE and to be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew as we sneak peek and hop with all the new stamps.  Click HERE for more details and link list.

‘FETTI FINDS—Link your REVERSE CONFETTI creations to the link list posted on the Reverse Confetti blog each Monday.  (Note:  Reverse Confetti stamps are required for ‘Fetti Finds.)  A ‘Fetti Fave will be announced on the Reverse Confetti Blog from that months’ entries.  The ‘FETTI FAVE will receive the ENTIRE NEXT STAMP RELEASE and be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew as we sneak peek and hop with all the new stamps.  Click HERE for more details and link list.

Celebrate the creative side of you!
{thankful for you}
Stamps:  Forever Fall (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  Basic Gray (SU), White (PTI)
Ink:  Island Indigo (SU), Canyon Clay (PTI), French Roast, Fern, Slate (AMuse)
Impression Plate:  Linen (PTI)
Misc:  Enamel Dots (MME), Copic T4

Friday, September 20, 2013

Kelly Purkey/SSS STAMPtember® Blog Hop!

****For my CAS-ual Fridays Challenge post, please click HERE****

I'm SUPER excited to be helping Simon Says Stamp celebrate their STAMPtember® stamp party!!! 
Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Kelly Purkey/Simon Says Stamp products!  Don't forget to check out the rest of Kelly Purkey's line and project kits found over at Simon Says Stamp.....HERE.
You should have arrived from the AMAZING blog of Laura Bassen!  If not, please start back at the Simon Says Stamp blog to get started.  I have several cards to share so let's get started!
My first card uses 2 new stamp sets from Kelly Purkey.  I've stamped the striped banner from Documented on a white panel in bright fun colors.  The sentiment (which I LOVE LOVE BTW), from I Like You, was stamped with black StazOn onto vellum and layered over the banner panel for a muted look. 

I like you  

My next card uses this cute Flamingo die all glittered up with Prisma Glitter.  My sentiment, from
Documented, was stamped onto a White Label (Kelly Purkey) and popped up with foam adhesive.  All this was layered onto pattern paper from Lucky Charm by Dear Lizzy.  A few pearl sequins (2 sizes) were layered together, topped with a clear gem, and scattered onto my card.


My last card uses this awesome badge type die called Wish You Were Here.  I've die cut it twice and inlaid the white pieces back into the red die cut.  This really makes the sentiment pop!  Using some of my pattern paper stash from Urban Traveler by Simple Stories, I've divided the 2 papers with a piece of Chevron Washi Tape by Kelly Purkey and added some kraft twine.  My Wish You Were Here die cut was adhered using foam adhesive.
Wish you were here  

Thank you so much for joining us today and your next stop is my good friend, Laurie Willison!
Have a great day!!!

{I like you exactly}
Stamps:  I Like You, Documented (Kelly Purkey/SSS)
Paper:  White, True Black (PTI), Vellum
Ink:  Grass, Ocean, Papaya (Amuse), Tomato Red (Fresh Ink), Black (StazOn)
Misc:  Enamel Dots (MME)

{it's time to celebrate}
Stamps:  Documented (Kelly Purkey/SSS)
Paper:  Hibiscus Burst, White (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Lucky Charm (Dear Lizzy)
Ink:  Night of Navy (SU)
Dies:  Flamingo (Kelly Purkey/SSS)
Misc:  Prisma Glitter, Foam Adhesive, Sequins, Gems, White Label Stickers (Kelly Purkey/SSS)

Paper:  Pure Poppy, White (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Urban Traveler (Simple Stories)
Dies:  Wish you were here Die (Kelly Purkey/SSS)
Misc:  Washi Tape (Kelly Purkey/SSS), Foam Adhesive), Burlpap Twine (PTI)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Fall Colors & a Leaf

Welcome back to another episode of CAS-ual Fridays!!!  This week's challenge is all about
 FALL!!  We want to see those CAS cards using FALL colors and at least 1 leaf! 
I've used these awesome Leaf die cuts from Lawn Fawn in white cardstock and sponged some of my Distress Inks to achieve the fallish colors I was going for.  My sentiment is from Forever Fall by Reverse Confetti.  My white panel is popped up with foam adhesive and wrapped with twine from Lawn Trimmings from Lawn Fawn.
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp!!!

This is a two week challenge so you have until November 2nd to play along. I can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!
{thank YOU}Stamps:  Forever Fall (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  Kraft, White (PTI)
Ink:  Fired Brick, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Frayed Burlap (Distress Inks)
Dies:  Leaf Dies (Lawn Fawn), Woodgrain IP (PTI)
Misc:  Lawn Trimming Twine (Lawn Fawn), Gold Sequins (Neat & Tangled), Foam Adhesive

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Baby Hop for Jessica!!!

I'm so tickled to be here sharing in a very special blog hop for one of the 12 Kits of Occasions girls.......JESSICA!!!  Jessica is expecting a baby boy soon and we couldn't be happier for her!! 
Please make your way over to the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog for the full list of people helping me celebrate!!!
 **Jessica, I'm so happy for you and your family....what a blessing!  Enjoy every minute of time with your little one and always remember that little boys will always love their mommies! 
Here's the card made for you.......
This card uses To the Moon by Verve and Into the Woods paper pack by Lawn Fawn!
{HAPPY new baby}
Stamps:  To the Moon (Verve)
Paper:  White (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Into the Woods (lawn fawn)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies:  Stitched Mats: Squares (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive, Crochet Thread

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Introducing.......Autumn Splendor!

Hi everyone!  I hope you all are having a great start to your weekend!  The temperature is WAYY cooler this weekend than last......fall is in the air!!  This week my son has the opportunity to play their football game at the KSU Wildcat stadium!!!  The boys look forward to it all year! 

You are probably wondering what I'm introducing........a new TWINE color from Timeless Twine by Bella Creationz called Autumn Spendor!!!  It's just perfect for fall, Disney, or many other occasions!  It is a wonderful mix of black, white, yellow, and red.  I know I will be using this a lot!!

I have a sweet "thanks" card using a new stamp set called Forever Fall from Reverse Confetti.  I've added stitching to a piece of pattern paper from the Happy Haunting 6x6 collection by MME.  My sentiment (also from Forever Fall) was stamped in Black Staz-On onto vellum so that it could be layered over the die cut leaves.  Adding in some new Autumn Splendor twine to the vellum banner was the perfect touch!


The new twine is available now and can be found HERE!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for sharing part of your day with me! 

Stamps:  Forever Fall (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise (PTI), Vellum
Ink:  Pure Poppy (PTI), Jet Black (Staz-On)
Dies:  Fishtail Stax (MFT), Leaf dies (PTI), Linen IP (PTI)
Twine:  Autumn Splendor (Timeless Twine by Bella Creationz)
Misc:  Janome Sew Mini

Friday, September 13, 2013

Neat & Tangled September Release {Day 5}

Welcome to the last day of the September Release from Neat & Tangled!  Danielle has designed some amazing holiday themed sets, don't you think???  Are you ready for one more post? 
I've used stamps from the Merry and Bright stamp set.  This set features ornaments and lovely sentiments in Danielle's handwriting! 
a little SPARKLE2  
I've heat embossed the ornaments onto PATTERN paper and trimmed out.  I love the look of this with the bold white embossing!  My card background is also pattern paper that I've added some clear heat embossed snowflakes from this set.  Adding in some gold sequins from Neat & Tangled, certainly gives it "a little SPARKLE, a lot of SHINE"!
a little SPARKLE

  Stamp sets will be available for purchase HERE starting at 8am EST Friday.....NOW!
Thanks so much for stopping by during the Neat & Tangled September release!!!
{a little SPARKLE, a lot of SHINE}
Stamps:  Merry and Bright (Neat & Tangled)
Paper: White (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Joyeux Noel (Glitz)
Misc:  White and Clear EP, Shimmer Twine (The Twinery), Sequins (Neat & Tangled), Foam Adhesive

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