Newton's Nook Designs - Inky Paws Challenge #10 - Wood, Cork, Metal!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hello Blogger,

I am joining Newton's Nook Designs challenge, the theme is Wood, Cork or Metal or all three!  I chose to use all three on my card.  This is a fun challenge, I hope all of you hop on over to Newton's Nook and join their challenge.  You will find all the detail on their page.

My card is from the Newton's Nook Designs Sweetheart Tails.  This is a cute stamp set, this set can be used to make Valentine Day cards or just a card for a love one.  I colored the owl with prismacolor pencils, I cut the circle out of real wood thin birch for my wood.  I also stamped the background with a wood background stamp from Hero Arts.  The branch is cut out with cork and I added the Stampin' Up arrow for the metal. Whew, I think I got it all in!

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Challenge 10

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog - Challenge #8 Show us Some Metal or Glass

Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy Monday!

I cannot believe we are already on challenge 8 for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  How time flies, you know the old saying, "time flies when your having fun!"  Yes, I am having fun.  This is the first design team I have ever been on and I have meant some extraordinary people.  Everyone is so talented and are wonderful ladies.   

This challenge is "show us some metal or glass".  Do you hoard gears, pins, brads, eyelets, frames, and other metal do-dads? Do you have a thing for tiny light bulbs and glass vials? Do junk drawers make you giddy? Do you hang out in office supply stores so you can score funky paperclips? Do bottle caps make you swoon? Dig through your hoard to find something metal or glass (or both) and make a project to share!  This months sponsors are SinCity stamps and Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Here are the details:

Sin City Stamps, owned and operated by Donna Harrison in Las Vegas Nevada, manufactures deep-etched, red-rubber stamps, laser-cut stencils, masks, chipboard pieces, page layouts, die cuts, and chipboard books. Visit the Website and the Blog.

This week we are joining SinCity stamps for a blog hop, please stop by and check out their creations.  Don't forget to leave a comment to let them know how much you love their project. The links are below:

Sin City Blog Hop:

Really Reasonable Ribbon has been meeting the ribbon needs of crafters, wedding planners, rubberstampers, scrapbookers, and the artistic community for over 10 years.  They offer great wholesale pricing on full spools of many of our styles, and really reasonable discount retail pricing on ribbon by the yard.

Their large selection of ribbon styles includes a variety of colors and widths in grosgrain, organza, seam binding, gingham, satin, ric rac, twill tape, velvet, bakers twine, jute, and much more, including a large variety of mulberry flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

They offer convenient online shopping, FAST shipping, and GREAT ribbon prices. You can also visit  their Blog for daily posts with creative projects featuring ribbon. We also have two fun challenges on the 1st and the 15th of each month.

Really Reasonable Ribbon is offering a "one-time" deal this month! If you sign up for the Ribbon Club you can snag both the April and May ribbon packs! Click HERE for details!

Here is my card for this challenge.  I embossed the background and cut the balloons out with Martha Stewart's balloon punch.  I embossed the "Happy Birthday".  The brads on each side of the card are metal and to finish the card off, I put the RRR ribbon behind the birthday strip.

Stamps:  SinCity Happy Birthday and Hero Arts Background Diamond Zig Zag, 
Ink:  Stampin' Stuff Silver Embossing powder
Paper:  Stampin Up Black cardstock, 80 lbs white cardstock for background
Accessories:  RRR April Ribbon Club Assortment, Martha Stewart 
balloon punch, Birthday brads, and glass rhinestones

Ok, let's see what you can create with some metal or glass or both.  The challenge rules are HERE. Make sure you LINK your project up using the Link Tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Take time to visit my design team members.  They have beautiful projects to share with you.   Don't forget to leave a comment to let them know how much you love their project.

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Best Teacher

Friday, May 16, 2014

Happy Friday Bloggers!

I hope everyone had a great week.  I hope you did not get flooded out or the fires in California have not affected you.  On one side of the United States there is rain and the other side are fires.  I pray that everyone is safe.  

Last week was teacher appreciation week.  I made this card for my grand-daughters teacher. The teacher loved the card! 

On Monday I will be posting Challenge #8 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog, please come back for details!   There still is time to play along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 7, the challenge is Ribbon, Lace and Twine.  Come on over to play along!

Stamps:  Stampendous Coffee Mug 
Ink:  Memento Black
Paper:  110 lbs white cardstock for base, 6x6 paper pad Simple Stories
Smarty Pants,  My Minds Eye - Remarkable "Handsome"
Accessories:  pop dots and Glossy Accents

Another Brush Stroke

Friday, May 9, 2014

TGIF Everyone,

I don't know about you, but I am so happy it's Friday.  It has been a long week.  I am back with another brush stroke card.  I cased this card from the CardMaker Summer 2014 catalog I bought.  It is a great book with lots of beautiful cards for inspiration.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I will be back soon!

Stamps:  Hero Arts Notebook Brush and Many Birthday Messages
Ink:  Stampin Up Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise and Momento Black
Paper:  Stampin Up Pear Pizzazz and 80 lbs white cardstock
Accessories:  Lawn Fawn Sequins 

Fabulous Piece of Art

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hello Bloggers,

I am back with a card that I made from my new stamp set from Stampin' Up.  I recieved this stamp set when I went to the premier of the new catalog.  It was so much fun to see all the new products Stampin' up is coming out with in June.  I need to get my order in soon so I can create some more cards.  This set is called "Work of Art".  I am loving these stamp sets these days that are like a brush stroke or grungy looking like I did yesterday.  

If you have time Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge, has a challenge going on, it is Ribbon, Lace and Twine.  Hop on over and create something and join the fun.  This challenge is sponsored by  SinCity Stamps and Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

Thanks for stopping by, if you enjoy reading my blog, please join me.  Just click on the "join this site" blue tag on the right side.  Please come back again soon!

Stamps: Stampin Up Work of Art
Ink:  Stampin Up Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantalope, 
Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana, and Black  Momento
Paper:  Card base Stampin Up Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black 
and Whisper White 
Accessories:  Stampin Up Rhienstones, circle punch and pop dots

Happy Birthday

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happy Hump Day Everyone,

I hope your week is going well.  My birthday and my husband's birthday was yesterday and my children were really good to us this year.  They sent us away for the weekend to Williamsburg, VA.  It was a very nice getaway, the weather was beautiful and Williamsburg was just as pretty as I remembered it.  And let me not forget the shopping!  My daughter made us dinner last night, hmmmmm, it was really good.  She made seafood and grits, did I say it was good!  I thank God for both my children and my Grandchildren.  They are truly the love of my life.

I needed a quick male birthday card.  This card was really fast to make, you probably can make it in less than 20 minutes.

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Stamps: Stampin Up Gorgeous Grung, sentiment Best Dad Ever
Ink:  Stampin Up Basic Gray and Night of Navy
Paper:  Stampin Up Basic Gray, night of Navy and Very Vanilla

I'm Wild About You! - Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Challenge 7

Monday, May 5, 2014

Hello Blogger,

Welcome  to Challenge #7 of  Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog - Ribbon, Lace and Twine oh my!!! Yes, you have read it correctly, show us your fiber side! Use ribbon, lace or twine on your project. Dig into your hoard and share how creative you can be with fibers! You may use ribbon, lace, twine, embroidery floss, string, yarn, fabric, etc. As long as you have something in the "ribbon" family on your project, you are good to go!  Remember, you have two weeks to play in this challenge! Challenge closes May 18th at midnight PT.

This months sponsors are SinCity Stamps and Really Reasonable RibbonOne talented participant will receive these prizes, donated by our sponsors.   Please take some time and visit their websites.  SinCity Stamps is giving 30% off if you order from them.  Details are below.  

Here is my card for this challenge.  I used the "I'm Wild About You", stamp from SinCity.  I colored in the "wild" with Copic B34 Manganese Blue.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon (RRR) April Ribbon Club.  It was so difficult to figure out which ribbon to pick!  I decided on the polka dot grey, I thought it went really well with the yellow polka dots on my background paper.  The lace on the side is also from the RRR April Ribbon Club.  

Stamps: SinCity
Ink:  Momento black and  Copic B34 Manganese Blue
Paper:  My Minds Eye Fiddlesticks, Stampin Up Gray Cardstock
80lbs cream cardstock
Accessories:  RRR April Ribbon Club Assortment,
 Fiddlesticks "Lucky"' Decorative Brads, Hero Art Gems, pop dots

Ok, let's see what you can create with your ribbon, lace or twine.  The challenge rules are HERE. Make sure you LINK your project up using the Link Tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Take time to visit my design team members.  They have beautiful projects to share with you.   Don't forget to leave a comment to let them know how much you love their project.

Our Sin City Stamp Guests:
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