Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Twinery/Poppystamps Blog Hop

Welcome to the The Twinery & PoppyStamps Blog Hop!
You should've arrived here by way of Lezlye Lauterbach.

Here are some of the fabulous products I used on my card today!

Here is today's official hop order!  You won't want to miss a thing!

Lezlye Lauterbach -          
Jean Manis -                    
Katarina Damm-Blomberg -

How about some PRIZES?!

The Twinery is giving away a Metallic Twine Sampler ($32 value)

Poppystamps is giving away Frozen Flakes and Elsa Butterfly Branch dies ($26.50 value)

The PoppyStamps window die and butterfly dies are absolutely gorgeous together! I kept my card fairly simple to let those beauties take the show! The card layout was inspired by the Cardabilities #103.

Now, you're off to Jean Manis for more inspiration!
Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps: Let It Go (Verve)
Ink:  Dark Chocolate (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Blush Blossom (SU), London Market (Pink Paislee)
Other:  Cheviot Butterfly Die, Delaney Butterfly Die, Arched Window Die (PoppyStamps), Cappuccino Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Sand, Sparkling Clear & Marshmallow Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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Reverse Confettti - Quirky Cuties Blog Hop

Welcome to the Reverse Confetti Quirky Cuties Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here by way of the fabulous Jodi Collins!
I couldn't decide which one of the Quirky Cuties to use for today's hop, so I used them ALL!

A Note From the Heart

This little guy, Quirky Cuties Rocky Raccoon, is sure to brighten anyone's day! 
I adore his sweet bandana kerchief around his neck and that he is ready to hand out a love note to a special someone!

My cards were inspired by the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #228...check out this versatile sketch!

A Hippity Hoppity Hello

How sweet and pristine is Quirky Cuties Bebe Bunny?!
I love how she is dolled up ready for a day out, carrying her dainty little purse!

I'm Owlways Here For You

Here's another handsome guy, Quirky Cuties Oliver Owl!
He's looking so dapper with his dressy shirt and tie!

Hey, Foxy!

Check out this one, Quirky Cuties Frieda Fox!  Frieda is absolutely charming with a handful of flowers and love...she warms my heart!

Here's a shot of all the cuties ready for gift giving!

The Quirky Cuties are even cuter when paired up with some awesome Confetti Cuts!
I used Confetti Cuts Circles 'n Scallops, Confetti Cuts Love Note, and Confetti Cuts Tag Me to layer and embellish my stack of cards!

Two random blog hop commenters will win some prizes!
Studio 3 Solutions Color Cubbie 
3 Reverse Confetti Quirky Cuties (winner’s choice)
How awesome is that?!

Now, you are off to the amazing Jenny Peterson who has more of the Reverse Confetti Quirky Cuties line for you to see! 

 I tucked my stack of cards and envelopes inside a SRM Stickers 5 by 7.5 Kraft Bag - Embossed Chevron!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Quirky Cuties Rocky Raccoon, Quirky Cuties Bebe Bunny, Quirky Cuties Oliver Owl, Quirky Cuties Frieda Fox (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (PTI), Pen Pals (Pink Paislee)
Other:  Confetti Cuts Circles 'n Scallops, Confetti Cuts Love Note, Confetti Cuts Tag Me (Reverse Confetti), Black Pixies (Doodlebug Designs), Flax & Blossom Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Kraft Chevron Bag (SRM Stickers)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

For the Guys - Top Dog Dies New July Release

My Kind of Guy

Hey there, Top Dog Dies fans!
The design team and I are sharing the brand-spanking new July Release dies!

To start with, I had to show off this spunky set, Top Dog Dies Dog Days #1 Die Set!  I ADORE dogs, especially labs...and how fun are the accent pieces?!  With a hubby and two sons in my life (who are all dog-lovers, by the way), this die set makes creating masculine cards easy!

Top Dog Dies Dog Days #1 Die Set

Did you notice that I used each element from this die set?!  The dog paw banner, hydrant and bone charm have this doggie-woggie looking fine!  The dog takes center stage on my masculine-looking card that is perfect for my hubby!

I Just Call You Mine

This Top Dog Dies Vintage Frame Die is the bomb!  Seriously, this is one of those dies that is a staple die..versatile with style!  I love the subtle detailed piercing around the edge and the little bit of scallop, too!

 Top Dog Dies Vintage Frame Die

With this second "manly" card, I kept it simple...but simple and romantic!  Another great one for the hubs!

Exciting news, too!  
You can find these two cards (and many more) for sale at JK Florals in Athens, IL!
Their grand opening in this Saturday!  

Make sure you visit the Top Dog Dies Blog today for more peeks at the new release!
 Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Paper:  Vintage Cream, Kraft (PTI), Date Night (Chickaniddy), Yours Truly (Glitz)
Other:  Cantaloupe Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Yours Truly Stickers (Glitz)

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SugarPea Designs Challenge - You're So Punny

Hello, SugarPea Designs friends!

It’s time for a NEW SugarPea Designs monthly challenge theme...You're So Punny!

·       Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
·       Combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)!
·       Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD07 so that we may check out your beautiful work
·       Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.

I used the SugarPea Designs Take a Load Off stamp set from the Sweet P Collection on my card today!  I adore the sweet scene you can create using this set with all of its extra images and sentiments!

There's a new challenge over at the Catered Crop: Vellum Recipe must check it out!

I stamped the main image over a piece of vellum card stock using some bright pink ink, stapled it over some pretty patterned papers and embellished with some polka dot ribbon and a sentiment tag.  

Make sure you stop by the SugarPea Designs Blog to see what the other SugarPea Designers have whipped up with today's challenge theme!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Take A Load Off (SugarPea Designs)
Ink:  Rose Bud Luxe (Momento), Soft Navy (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Blush Blossom (SU), Vellum (PTI), Flea Market (Crate Paper)
Other:  Circle Punch (SU), Polka Dot Ribbon (SU), Small Attacher (Tim Holtz)

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Birthday Celebration Giveaway WINNERS

Another big thank you to all of my blog readers, followers and fans!
Here are the winners of the Birthday Celebration Giveaway!

Prize #1 - Lynne in NI
Cut & Paste Presh 6 X 6 Paper Pad

Prize #2 - Sheri Gilson
Faber-Castell Mix & Match 50's Diner Gelatos Pack

Prize #3 - Nance Salkeld
Top Dog Dies Darby Doily & Tags Die Set

Prize #4 - Sarah Souza
Crate Paper The Pier 6 X 6 Paper Pad

Prize #5 - Renee Robbins
Faber-Castell Mix & Match Red/Yellow Paper Crafter Crayons Set

Prize #6 - Marisa Ritzen
Top Dog Dies Berry Branch Die

Prize #7 - Linsey
Glitz Design Vintage Blue 6 X 6 Paper Pad

Prize #8 - Cathy Weber
Faber-Castell Mix & Match GreenAquarelle Watercolor Pencils Set

Prize #9 - Lynda
My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste Charm 6 X 6 Pad

Prize #10 - Jen Carter
Faber-Castell Yellow Stamper's Big Brush Set

Congratulations to the winners!  Please email me at with your mailing address and your prize will be on its way to you!

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