Tuesday, September 2, 2014

TCPTues 274 {you are so hot}

It's time for the next TCPTues Challenge with The Cat's Pajamas. This week we are working with a sketch, and it just so happens to be MY sketch. I'm this week's challenge hostess. I hope you'll come join the fun. 


I love this sweet ice cream bun. It's called Life is Like Ice Cream.  I used some fun summery colors to color him up with my Copic markers. 



I stamped the sentiment on a circle and accented with a button. I used a Topper cut ups die to create the notebook edge on the main image panel. I love that die. 


Here is the sketch. I can't wait to see what you all come up with. 


Now it’s your turn.
Here are the Details on how you can join in on the fun:
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on ourSplitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES274. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Curtain Call {note of thanks}

**please Scroll down for the Poppy Sketch 12 challenge**

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!
Aren't the colors beautiful?? I was super excited to do some watercoloring with them. 


I used my acrylic block and inked it up with MFT premium dye ink in Paver Red, Tangy Orange, Fuse Green, and Kraft ink. I did each color one at a time, spritzed it with water and then stamped it onto watercolor paper. 

photo source:  flickr.com

I then used my Reverse Confetti stamps, Class Act and matching Confetti Cut dies. I added some Prima leaves and a button-twine bow combo. While I am NOT ready for fall, I sure love how this card turned out. 



Lovely Leaves Designers











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poppy Sketch no.12

Happy September! How did that happen? Time is crazy fast. Thank goodness I have my stamping and card making to keep me grounded. It's time for another fun sketch challenge with Poppy Sketch team. It's Sketch no.12 and I love it. We are challenging  you to use a pop of color!
Here is my card. The design team was lucky to get to work with some beautiful digi images by 
 Iralamija Shop. This shop is filled to the brim with lots and lots of lovelies. It is so easy to escape into this shop and all of it's possibilities. 


My rolled rose was the perfect handmade embellie to place on top of the digi card I chose to work with. I thought the rose was perfect with the sentiment. I used some pretty papers and added some Tea Dye distress ink along the edges. The seam binding ribbon was the perfect finishing touch. 


Here is the sketch for this week's challenge;


You have two weeks to come play along. Be sure to stop by the Poppy Sketches blog for all the details AND to see what the other girls have done with the sketch. there is Quite the eye candy on the blog today. 



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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch 234 {happy hellos}

It's a long holiday weekend here in the states. I wish I could say we are at the lake relaxing soaking up some sun and sleeping in.....but no. Labor Day is all about soccer and we are enjoying the weekend with our soccer families. It's always a great time. I made sure to get my sketch card done early. 

I used some new Studio Calico papers and new Lil' Inker Design stamps. Totally diggin' the fonts from the Sending You stamp set. I used the coordinating die, Mini Envelopes & Accessories dies to cut out the silver foil "you". Love the touch of shimmer! 


I also used the Stitch Mats-circles an rectangles to create my panels. Those are my favorite. I can't wait to get the rounded rectangle stitched mats from LID. Did you order them yet? 



Come Play along: simply make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of Karen's post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC234 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

 Don't forget to see what the Sweet Sunday Sketch team has done this week.
Make sure you check out the SSSC crew has done with the sketch. I love how these girls create. It's always inspiring. thanks for stopping by today. 


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Friday, August 29, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs August Release Blog Hop

It's the final day of samples for the Lil' Inker Design July Release. So that means it's also the final day to leave some comments for a chance to win a PRIZE!   You can purchase all of the new stamps and dies in the LID store NOW

Hopefully you arrived here from Lea Lawson's blog. If not, you'll want to head on over to the LID Blog. Laura's got all the details there about the new release and the prizes you can win. 

How about one more spooky card I LOVE these fun Stitched Ghost dies. The three sizes make them perfect for any project. I used the current Deconstructed Sketch no.165 for my layout inspiration. 

A Stitched Mat-circle cut from orange card stock helps show of the vellum ghosts I cut. I added the cool new Spooky Eyes die cut sentiment. I used the Ghost Border die to cut out the eyes for the larger ghost and then the Boo & Faces stamp set to add the eyes on my middle sized ghost. 


Here is a closer look at the graphics of the products I used today. 





One more bit of exciting news.....
To celebrate LID's 4th Anniversary, a die set, by popular request, is also available!  Stitched Mats: ROUNDED Rectangles!! Yea!!  How cool is that?  These are sure to be hot, hot, hot so get yours now while you still can at the Lil' Inker Designs store!
I can't wait to get these in my hot little hands!


Be sure to leave comments at each of the DT blogs....the more comments you leave, the better your chances to win one of 3 Lil' Inker Designs Gift certificate! 



I'll send you on your way......Mary Dawn Quirindongo is up next!

Thank so much for all the love you have left for me this week. It always means a lot to me! You all are the BEST!
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Day 2-Lil' Inker Designs August Release

Yay! it's finally time to share what I have cooked for the Lil' Inker Design August Release. I hope you enjoyed yesterday's post. I am loving the new Halloween goodies! You can purchase all of the new stamps and dies NOW, and for the next two days the DT will be showing off all the great new products. 

Hopefully you arrived here from Lea Lawson's blog. If not, you'll want to head on over to the LID Blog. Laura's got all the details there about the new release and the prizes you can win. 
Today I went soft and pretty with the gorgeous new products that are taking mail day to a whole new level.  I LOVE the new Sending You  and Send Pretty stamp sets. They work great together or all on their own. 

I've got a trio of mini cards. These sweet little 3x3 notes were perfect to show off some of the simple sentiments and cute images. 

This sentiment comes from Sending You stamp set. I also cut the smallest envelope from the Mini Envelope & Accessories die set. The sweet little bow is a stamp from the Send Pretty Mail stamp set. 



This one shows off the teeny heart from the Mini Envelope & Accessories die and some stamps from Send Pretty Mail. I added some glossy accents to the pink heart. 

Here a Stitched Mat-Rectangle and Pinking Edge Sentiment banner show off my favorite little snail and coordinating "snail mail" sentiment. I tucked in the die cut "YOU" from the Mini Envelope & Accessories die set. 


Next I created a full size A2 card, to fit in a coordinating A2 envelope. You can pop a pack of envelopes in your cart when you purchase the Stitched Envelope Liner die. I never thought I wanted to take the time to finish the INSIDE of my envelopes and now I can't stop. It's such a pretty touch. 


I added a few stamps from the Send Pretty Mail stamp set to the outside of my envelope. 


This time I used the larger stitched envelope and die cut a sweet little smiley face. These are all part of the Mini Envelope & Accessories die set. 


I love scripty die cut words. 


Here is another look at the details on the envelope. The sentiment is from the Sending You stamp set. 







Be sure to leave comments at each of the DT blogs....the more comments you leave, the better your chances to win one of 3 Lil' Inker Designs Gift certificate! 



To celebrate LID's 4th Anniversary, a die set, by popular request, is also available!  Stitched Mats: ROUNDED Rectangles!! Yea!!  How cool is that?  These are sure to be hot, hot, hot so get yours now while you still can at the Lil' Inker Designs store!


I'll send you on your way......Mary Dawn Quirindongo is up next!

See you back here tomorrow. I'll have more LID goodies to show off. 


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs August Release Blog Hop

Yay! it's finally time to share what I have cooked for the Lil' Inker Design August Release.   You can purchase all of the new stamps and dies NOW, and for the next three days the DT will be showing off all the Spook-tacular new products. 

Hopefully you arrived here from Lea Lawson's blog. If not, you'll want to head on over to the LID Blog. Laura's got all the details there about the new release and the prizes you can win. 
We are getting ready for Halloween with some cool new products I know you will LOVE! I used the Classic Halloween stamp set on this card. 



It is a 4x4 set with this giant stamp with all these fun details included. I inked it up with some black archival ink on some Halloween papers from my stash. I used my Stitched Mats-circle and square for my card layers. 

Here is a closer look. I also added in that sweet lil' ghost. He's from the Stitched Ghost die and I stamped a spooky face from Boo & Faces. Check out that stitching detail....awesome! 

 Moving on....how about a polka dotted ghost??!!! I used a purple, black and orange color combo for this boo card. The ghost was easy to create with the help of the awesome new Ghost Border Die set.

 See that cool matching envie? LID is now selling A2 envelopes. There are so fun products releasing that also dress up those plain white envelopes. The orange argyle print paper was cut with the Stitched Envelope Liner Die. It is soooo cool and totally addicting. 


I also added a few stamps to the back of the envelope. The bats are from the Classic Halloween set. I stamped them on the card front, too. 


Here is a closer look. I used the sentiment from Boo & Faces. Simple and sweet! I tucked in a trio of black sequins. 


I also wanted to remind you to pick up the cool new LID Angle Policy stamp we released last month. I stamped the back of my card, added another bat and gave it my signature! 


 Be sure to leave comments at each of the DT blogs....the more comments you leave, the better your chances to win one of 3 Lil' Inker Designs Gift certificate! 

 Here is a look at each of the new products you can find in the Lil' Inker Designs store, NOW!














One more bit of exciting news.....
To celebrate LID's 4th Anniversary, a die set, by popular request, is also available!  Stitched Mats: ROUNDED Rectangles!! Yea!!  How cool is that?  These are sure to be hot, hot, hot so get yours now while you still can at the Lil' Inker Designs store!
I can't wait to get these in my hot little hands!





I'll send you on your way......Mary Dawn Quirindongo is up next!


See you back here tomorrow. I'll have more LID goodies to show off. 


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