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Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Sassy Birthday

Happy Friday ya'll! I think the last 2 Friday's at work with my 1/2 day spoiled me so I took today off from work and I'm doing nothing. Planning on movies and house cleaning and of course STAMPING!!

I absolutely LOVE this Sassy Birthday 2 set of stamps that was just released over at Creative Clear Stamps. It totally had my name written all over it. So naturally I had to use it again today for my Fantastic Friday Post!


I used papers from My Minds Eye and tried to give this a nice masculine feel. I'm really beginning to like paper with a B side to it as well. This is from the Quite Contrary line and the papers are Delight and Curious. I used a few brown eyelets in the corners of the brown dot paper. It had been awhile since I had used eyelets. I also used some of the brown shimmer paper from Cuttlebug. I embossed that with the argyle folder.


The tan paper the sentiment is on is Bo-Bunny's dot paper. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to stamp with and inked the edges with the same (however, it looks like there may have been some green leftover on my sponge).

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Creatve Clear Stamps!


HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY CREATIVE VISION and Creative Clear Stamps!!
We have been celebrating all week and having lots of fun!

There is a free Digi for CCS Blog Followers on the CCS Main Blog.
Just email Laura at creative-vision@hotmail.com and put Wednesday in the subject line.
She will email you today's free digi!

Be sure to visit the CCS Blog tomorrow- Thursday April 29th!
We are playing a blog version of
"LET'S MAKE A DEAL"!
at 7pm Central Time.

Everyone who plays with us tomorrow, gets a chance to WIN the grand prize of
"free stamps for a year", and other prizes!
Game winners will be announced on Friday, on the CCS Blog.
(ONLY  CCS blog followers can play and win)

We encourage you to HOP HOP HOP along with the rest of the CCS Design Team! Become a CCS Blog follower (if you are not already - cause only CCS Blog followers are eligible to win prizes) then hop the blogs, and post a comment on each blog for your chance to WIN PRESENTS! A total of 6 PRESENTS will be given away!! Winners will be announced tomorrow on the CCS Blog! Thanks for celebrating with us, and enjoy the rest of the hop!!  (I've added the list to the bottom of this post)

Here's my eye candy for you all!I love this new Sassy Birthday 2 set! Totally fits my personality! I can't wait to use it some more!
 I used paper from We R Memory Keepers, Teen Angst paper pack and the silver is from the DCWV, Shimmer pack. I had the ribbon in my stash. I inked the edges of the sentiment with Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick and Pumice Stone.


 Still no bling but there is a little 
bit of shimmer...does that count?




Make sure to leave some comment love for the other CCS girls!

Laura
Betty CCS Guest Designer
Olga
Jenny
Shelly
Chelsea <--- Woo Hoo, this is me!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

CCS sketch challange CBSC5

Sunday is sketch day at Creative Clear Stamps! What a great sketch! I had to play along!

My card:


I flipped the sketch to make it work for what I wanted.


Wow....what a conglomeration of papers on this card. The red stripes on the back is from My Minds Eye, the tan dots are from Close to My Heart, the solid red is Bo-Bunnys dot paper and the teal/brown paper is Core'dinations. I embossed this in the cuttlebug and sanded it so the teal shows through. The ribbon is by Fancy Pants I believe. Of coarse the sentiment is from the new Sassy Birthday 2 from CCS stamps.

YEA!!! I know it's just pearls but it's BLING!!! I feel the fever lifting.

SSD Sketch Challange SSD21

It's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means the Design Team is showcasing another great sketch from Kimberly Crawford. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch. Just remember to use the keywords SSD020 if you are uploading to any online galleries or link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. We'll be looking soon for Guest Designers so you never know....
Here is Kimberly's great sketch:
My card:
I found this great paper at Hobby Lobby and knew I had to have it. It came in perfect for this card. I added some pink and  black cardstock and inked the edges of the sentiment with some Worn Lipstick and Mulled Lavender Distress Inks. I added some buttons and finished this up.

I've decided I really am sick because here's yet another card with no BLING! I'm going to start having Bling withdraws here before too long.
Inside reads:  Most things that start with MEN don't end well.


We also have two new guest design team members this month so don't forget to check out:

Ashley Cannon

Beverly Rousch

 

The P.M. S. sale is going on now! 
P.M.S. stands for  Purchase More Stamps: the more you buy the more you save
Buy 1 stamp sets save 5% coupon code PMS1
Buy 2 stamp sets save 10% Coupon code PMS2
Buy 3 stamp sets save 15% Coupon Code PMS3
Buy 4 stamp sets save 20% Coupon code PMS4
Buy 5 stamp sets save 25% Coupon Code PMS5

 

What great deals! Get headed over to Skipping Stones Design and pick yourself up some great stamps!


Monday, April 26, 2010

Post-it note Holder tutorial

Hello kids...as you saw in my Friday posting, my latest and greatest tutorial is for the super cute post it note holder. This can be kept by the phone for messages or whatever works for you.


What you will need:
A strong acrylic frame like the one pictures below
score tape
card stock and patterned paper
whatever other flat embellies you would like

My frame is for a 4X6 photo. I removed the insert and cut my cardstock and patterned paper to the same size. Decorated the 4X6 cardstock so it mated my card, adding some of the raffia around the top.


I added score tape to the back of my Post-It notes because the Post-It sticky just isn't enough to hold it.


Then I stuck it to my frame.


 You can add a bit of Velcro to the top or bottom of you would like and make one of the cute little RSVP Pens to match that will attach with the Velcro.

Told you this was super easy!! Now go get yourself an acrylic frame. And don't be like me and forget to stamp some cute Creative Clear Stamps images on your Post-It notes.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hello Hunny!

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner and this is a fabulous Friday! I would rather be out enjoying the weather then here at work. Oh well, what can I do? Need to work to buy more supplies right? PLUS, I'm off at noon and I'm headed to another scrap weekend. WOO HOO! How lucky am I?

Today my Fabulous Friday post is for a card and matching Post-It note holder (which will be my next tutorial). They are super cute and super easy.

But 1st, my card...I used some more of that Core'dinations card stock I love! I sanded the edges to give it a more country look. I used Material Girl paper by Cosmo Cricket called Calico. I used the Hello Hunny set for my sentiment and my little corner flourish. I added little raffia to this card, I love how just a little something like that gives this such a country look.  I inked the top note cut with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and after crumpling up the Calico paper, I inked it a bit too.

And again with no bling! I must be sick!












Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget the sketch challange on Sunday over at CCS! Too much fun!! And there's always the Birthday Bash next week with lots or partying!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Birthday bash headed your way

Just thought I would pass on some fun news. Creative Vision is celebrating Creative Clear Stamps 1st Birthday with a week long birthday bash! Join us next week for games, prizes, and lots of fun! I saw that they are also giving an opportunity to win win free stamps for a year!!! WOO HOO!
Here is the link, come have some fun and don't forget the sketch challenges every Sunday.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SSD Sketch Challange SSD20

It's Tuesday and our sketch artist over at Skipping Stones Design, Kim Crawford. has this fun sketch for the week:
I struggled with this card deciding what to do and finally went with this
 
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I used the donut birthday set from Skipping Stones. I created a circle our of Bo-Bunny's dot paper, cut the circle out of the middle and covered it with the brown. I ran the brown through the cuttlebug (not that you can tell) and embossed with thick embossing powder. While the embossing powder was hot I sprinkled some seed bead on to look like sprinkles. Added my sentiment with some pop dots and let the embossing podwer harden.

It didn't turn out as I had hoped but I"m ok with the outcome.

We also have two new guest design team members this month so don't forget to check out:

Ashley Cannon

Beverly Rousch

Sunday, April 18, 2010

CCS Sketch Challange CVSC04

It's time for another fab sketch from Creative Clear Stamps!
Here it is...Great one Laura!

And my card using the sketch
My cardstock is from Core'dination and the paper is Bo-Bunny. The teal circled stuff is the B side of the striped paper. I made this to go along with my girls weekend kit but had to hold out on the posting til now. I inked the edges in Broken China and Dusty Concord Distress Inks. I used the I'm Your Friend Single Sentiment from CCS. Added a few purple pearls and I have a card.

Friday, April 16, 2010

In the Arms of Jesus

Happy Friday everyone! I will be attending a scrapbook weekend all weekend and I can't wait!! Anyone wanna join me? You have to bring the wine and chocolates!

For my Fabulous Friday posting today, I used the set In the Arms of Jesus. I love this sentiment. It's very touching.
I used some papers from My Minds Eye, Market 29 I think. I loved how masculine the paper is. I embossed the one panel with the stars folder from cuttlebug and added a few pearls in bronze and a pearl brad. I inked the edges just a smidge with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Skipping Stones Design New Release Blog Hop

Hello all and good Morning...it's Tuesday which means one day closer to the weekend! I can't wait, this weekend I have a scrapbook retreat with some of my good friends. WOO HOO!  But now, it's time to showcase the new sets from Skipping Stones Design With this super fun BLOG HOP!

If you just happened upon my blog today, you’ll want to go back to the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. You should have arrived here from Mary's Blog. I'm sure she dazzled you with something fabulous.

Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means the Design Team is showcasing another great creation from Kimberly Crawford
. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch. Just remember to use the keywords SSD020 if you are uploading to any online galleries or link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. We'll be looking soon for Guest Designers so you never know....
 
Here is this weeks sketch:
 
And my card featuring the Birthday Donuts set of stamps. Check the SSD store to see this great set releasing today!

My paper is We R Memory Keepers called Blueberry Hill from the Vintage Blue collection. I also used the B side of  Sugar Plum from the same line for the tag. The solid is the B side of the Blueberry Hill paper.
I stamped and colored with water color pencils. Added some Pool colored Smooch paint for the candles, some Stickles for the flames and some Glossy Accents for the chocolate glaze. Looks so good I could almost eat it.
Inside reads: It's best not to recall how many you've had.

Your next stop on this Blog Hop journey is Beverly. I'm sure she's got something great up her sleeve. Thanks for hopping with us!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

CCS Sketch Challange CVSC03

I love the sketch challanges over at Creative Clear Stamps, Laura comes up with some great ones. I altered this one a bit to my make all the elements fits.
My paper is from Bo-Bunny called Roughin' It: In the Woods. This is the B side of the paper. I matted it in some Basic Grey from a paper pack I had. I used the Family of Strength sentiment from CCS. Added a but of bling and inked the edges of the sentiment in Bundeled Sage Distress Ink. Finished this off with a bit of ribbon.

Friday, April 9, 2010

I'm Officially Single...

Well actually I have been for awhile now but we're not going to get into my romantic life (or lack there of)...we're gonna jump right into to this fun project I did for today for CCS which uses the set called Officially Single. It is this set that got me hooked on CCS. It's a great set and super funny! I have a few friends that could get a good laugh after a break up with some of these cards...


I initially started with the idea of doing 1 card for this set but they all kept coming together so nicely that I just kept making cards...well with 5 cards, I thought to myself, hmmm, self, I think you need to make one of those cute little boxes to store this set of cards in so....
I used paper from Creative Imaginations from a few years ago. I'm pretty sure it's been discontinued since I purchased it. I paired it with some dot card stock from Bo-Bunny and a few little Prima's and some Bling to have more of a universal feel to them all. I did some inking with some Distress Ink and used Laura's idea of the ribbon closure on the box and I have myself a cute little set.
Here is a close up of all the cards

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday

It's Tuesday and we have a new sketch artist over at Skipping Stones Design. Her name is Kim Crawford. We have this fantastic sketch for the week:


And my take on the sketch:
I used some of the Core'dinations card stock that I've recently fallen in love with. The sprinkle's looking paper is some that I found in my stash (you know you have to much paper when you find stuff that you don't even remember buying). There was no info on the paper so I'm not sure who it's by or even where I got it. I used the Donuts set (releasing soon!). I love these little donuts. They make me hungry every time I stamp them. The sentiment is just too perfect for this set as well.
I inked the edges of the top nope with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. And can you believe it?! NO BLING!!

We also have two new guest design team members this month so don't forget to check out:

Ashley Cannon

Beverly Rousch

 

Monday, April 5, 2010

Mojo Monday and the Voltori

Mojo Monday has a great sketch today so I thought I should play along! Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:
I used some black Core'dinations card stock that I cuttlebuged with the scrip folder. I sanded that a bit so the gray could peek through. The red and white paper is from My Minds Eye's Lush collection. It's flocked and it's so much fun! Added some ribbon and some bling and used the new Epic Tales set from Artful Inkables. I love these Twilight themed sets.