Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bundle of Joy

I am sharing another card I created with the Bundle of Joy Boy collection by Echo Park.  I just love the giraffe, especially his feet.  I also used some Divine Twine.

Monday, April 29, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons...

I am up on the Echo Park Blog today with another upcycled project.  I love creating themed gift baskets and this one started with the lemon pie plate that I purchased at a Thrift shop last year.  I have been on the lookout for lemon themed items ever since.  I thought this would make a good 'Get Well' or 'When Life Gives You Lemons' kind of gift basket.  On gift giving day I would include some fresh lemons along with a homemade lemon loaf.

The Yellow Submarine Mini Theme was perfect for creating the accents for this theme!

I used my Preserves Cricut cartridge to cut out the lemon items.  I have also used some SRM Stickers, Papertrey Ink stamps (Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar additions) and some Lemon Divine Twine.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Project Life Week 17

I am so happy that I am still caught up with my Project Life album! I used the My Mind's Eye Collectable pack for this week, along with some Elle's Studio tags, Technique Tuesday stamps, Silhouette cuts and Divine Twine.  The wood bits are from Studio Calico.

It's coming!

There will be more than $750 in prizes, you don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Inspired By Laura Winner

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments on the Inspiration Elevator Anniversary Post.  I have my winner.  I used Random Org. to get the number.  I am using my Mac laptop and have no idea how to do a screen shot but the random number was # 18.

The winner is:   wendipooh13

Congratulations Wendy!!! Email me and I will get the prize mailed out to you!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Inspired By #71

You have until Wednesday night to play along with my Inspired By challenge.

I decided to go with an earthy feel to mine as well as incorporate some map inspired items.  I used my Story Teller collection by Crate Paper to create this card.  The stamp is from Simon Says (YOLO by Kelly Purkey) and the twine is May Arts.

Baby Boy

I am up on the Echo Park blog with a Bundle of Joy card and a sketch.  I would love for  you to take a peek!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Echo Park and Hampton Arts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hampton Art and Echo Park team up Blog Hop.  For my projects today, I have used the Scoot collection by Echo Park along with the coordinating stamp set by Hampton Arts.
On this first card, I used the stamp set for the sentiment

Here I paper pieced the digger using the stamp set.  Both cards use dies from Papertrey Ink along with some Divine Twine.

Giveaway: For a chance to win either a stamp prize from Hampton Art or one of three collection kits from Echo Park Paper, please continue on the blog hop leaving a comment on each blog. Winners will be selected and announced both on the Echo Park Paper and Hampton Art blogs on Monday, April 29th. All comments are due by Sunday, April 28th at midnight EDT to qualify.

Here is the blog hop list:

Good luck to you!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Project Life Week 16

I kept my pages very basic this week as I usually work on them Sunday morning so that I have all day if I want it (I usually only take a few hours).  However, this week I Jason and I were on a getaway for the weekend, so when I got back today I had to clean, do laundry and get caught up before tackling my photos.  I used my Story Teller collection by Crate Paper along with a number of different stamps from Technique Tuesday.

I used an insert page for some of the photos of the West Coast getaway.

The back of the insert page.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Don't forget to comment

You have until Sunday night to comment on this blog post for your chance to win some Core'dinations paper.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hampton Arts Design Team

Some fun news up on the Hampton Art Blog today

2013 Hampton Art Design Team
If you have noticed, there are some changes going on the Hampton Art blog. Not only does Hampton have great new partners but, we've also added to the Hampton Art Design Team. Help me welcome the 2013 Hampton Art Design Team. 

Kimber McGray kimbermcgray.blogspot.com - Design Team Coordinator

KI Memories Team
We are so thrilled to have each and everyone of them working with the Hampton products. 
You aren't going to want to miss next week! We have a great event starting on Monday!
Have a great weekend!

Smiles have been

I was up on the Jillibean Soup blog on Monday so I thought I would share it here today.  For this card I used the Grandma's Lima Bean Soup along with some Papertrey Ink stamps and May Arts twine.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Good Day

I am up on the Pebbles Blog today.  Today we have a Sketch to inspire you.  For my layout I used the Love You More Collection along with some Technique Tuesday stamps and Elle's Studio tags.

Now be sure to head on over to the Pebbles Blog to see the sketch and what the other takes on it are.  We would also love to see you play along.

Inspired By #71

My new challenge is up on at Inspired By.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Be You

I really wanted to play along with the Fusion challenge and when my Chilled Cucumber Soup papers by Jillibean Soup arrived I knew they would be perfect, (even though the challenge is over)  I also used the Wise Words along with a Technique Tuesday stamp (Simply You) and some Divine Twine.  The butterfly punch is a Martha Stewart one.

Now I am late for the challenge but here is my inspiration, I used both the sketch and colour challenge.

Inspired By Laura

Welcome to another Inspiration Elevator reveal! We are thrilled to celebrate the end of our first year of Inspiration Elevator challenges and are anticipating that the second year will see that creative growth continue to go UP! To celebrate our first anniversary and our fabulous designers, Christa and Ann decided to challenge our designers to take an in-depth look at a fellow designer's artistic portfolio via her blog, choose elements from that designers creations,and incorporate them into her
own work. In other words, we are encouraging a scrapLIFT! Rather than a mere copy of someone else’s work, this is a stylistic scraplift that should inspire each designer to grow creatively as she is inspired, yet remain true to her own style.
Asthe second year of this creative journey begins, and as the popularity of Inspiration Elevator increases, we have created a new blog for our Inspiration Elevator Challenges. So, if you want to play along you can find the challenges and links to the inspiration all in one place! To celebrate our first year, our hopping will incorporate RAKs along the way – how exciting! Now, before you go hopping along, we want to let you know of a few
personnel changes.

While, we are so excited to welcome back most of our original design team members for year two, we are saddened to be saying goodbye to Audrey Yeager. Audrey has creatively embraced every challenge over the past year, and has been a super part of our design team over the past 12 months. We hope your will continue to stop by her blog and see her gorgeous creations. Thank you Audrey for sharing our journey – we are grateful for you!

We are very pleased to announce a new member to our design team. Join us as we welcome Jodi Wilton. Jodi's design style is happy and whimsical and we are looking forward to sharing this new year of growth with her and seeing how her creative muse is tickled by our challenges.

We mentioned RAKs or giveaways at each designer’s blog this month,since we’re celebrating our first year. Please read each designer’s instructions regarding the giveaway as they will vary. We will post a final list of winners on April 24th on the Inspiration Elevator blog, so be sure to pop back, and if you create something based on this month’s challenge, please link it up on the blog!

I loved looking through Laura's blog, as she is so talented.  If you haven't been by her blog before, you should go!  When I saw this layout, I was drawn to the hand stitching and new that is what I wanted to challenge myself to do.  I sew on my layouts all of the time, but with a machine, not by hand.

For my layout today I used the new Trendsetter collection by Fancy Pants along with a number of different Unity stamps, my Cricut a button from A Flair for Buttons and some twine.

Here is the hand stitching that Laura inspired me to do.  I used some May Arts twine.

And a close up of the stamping, button and cricut flowers.  The polaroid cut is from the Jillibean Soup Placemats.

I was inspired by this sketch on the Fancy Pants blog:

I have some Core'dinations paper up for grabs for you today.  All as you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you want to try on your next layout that would make you step out of your box and challenge you and then be sure to leave a comment on the Inspiration Elevator Blog at the end of the Hop.

Stop by and see what the designers on this adventure have created:






Ann Jobes


Lisa Spiegel

Jodi Wilton

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Inspired By #70

You have until tomorrow night to play along with this week's Inspired By challenge.

I went with the colors and flowers to create this sassy card.  I used myFamily Ties collection by Pebbles along with a couple of  Unity stamps and a Cricut Die cut.  The lines under her feet, 'shadow lines' have been stitched.


I am up on the Jillibean Soup Blog today.  I have created a spring themed card out of our Country Pumpkin Chowder mixed with a bit of Coconut Lime Soup.  I cut the sentiment with my Silhouette.

Now be sure to head on over to the Jillibean Soup blog to see what the rest of the DT have created today.

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