Monday, September 15, 2014

My Take on Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Wishing Well


It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!


We have a wonderful new sponsor, Clearly Whimsy Stamps, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Wishing Well!  A randomly selected participant in the Wishing Well challenge will receive $25 store credit to Whimsy Stamps and the LEAD will be invited as Guest Designer of a our next challenge!


Here are the Clearly Whimsy Stamps that I got to play with!


Coffee Break 

Coffee Cup Die Set


This were such fun sets to work with and they well get lots of love, especially since I LOVE coffee!


Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!
Wishing Well Designers

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Coffee Break (Clearly Whimsy Stamps)
Ink: Dark Chocolate (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (PTI), Marigold (Pretty Pink Studio)
Other:  Coffee Cup Die Set (Clearly Whimsy), Coffee Break Flower & Leaves (Prima), Flag Stax Dienamics (MFT), Small Brick Background  Stencil (MFT), Embossing Paste, Sewing Machine, Thread


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Sugar Pea Designs Sugar Sketch 011


Hello, Sugar LOVING Peeps!
This adorable fall-themed stamp set, Bountiful Blessings, will melt your heart just like it does mine!


It's also time for a new sketch, Sugar Sketch 011!  Hope you'll play along with us!


Check out this fabulously versatile sketch!


Here's how you can play along with the SugarSketch!

Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
Feel free to rotate/flip the sketch, or exchange any shapes for what works with your design, just make sure the sketch is recognisable!
Combine our sketch with any other challenge(s) (except another sketch!)
Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPDSS11 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 adore this set, Bountiful Blessings!  It captures the sweet and special fall season!


Hope you'll grab your SugarPea Designs and join us for the sketch this week:)

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Bountiful Blessings (SPD)
Ink: Dark Chocolate (SSS)
Paper:  White (PTI), Sweater Weather (Lawn Fawn)
Other:  Tag, Sunburst Dienamics (MFT), Sweater Weather Flair (Lawn Fawn), The Twinery Twine, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)


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That's My Boy Card Set - Lori Whitlock

Hello there, Lori Whitlock fans!
Stacey here with a fun card set just for boys using Lori Whitlock's That's My Boy collection!


Lori Whitlock's paper collections make card making a breeze!  The patterns of the collections all coordinate with one another..so layering, mixing and matching the patterns give such a fun and whimsical look!

All-Star Card

Champion Card

Hooray for You Card

Here are some quick and easy directions to create you own set of cards using your favorite Lori Whitlock paper collection!

Supplies
Cardstock
Lori Whitlock That's My Boy collection
Any shape dies or SVG file
Button/other embellishment

Directions
1.  First cut card stock to 4.25" x 11", then score at 5.5" to create a crisp fold.
2.  Trim papers to desired sizes, and die cut basic shapes for layering.
3.  Stamp sentiments.
4.  Adhere papers. (I also added a bit of stitching at the top of one of my hand-trimmed banners.)
5.  Embellish with button or other embellishment.


Thanks for stopping by the stage today!

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Stamps:  Winning (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Kraft (PTI), That's My Boy (Lori Whitlock with Echo Park)
Other:  Circle Dies, Sewing Machine, Thread, Buttons (PTI)

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Verve's August Retrospective Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's August Release Retrospective Blog Hop
The Verve Divas are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the August release stamps & dies! Besides a peek at some really cool cards, there are also a couple of prizes up for grabs!

1. Julee10. Janelle
2. Teresa11. Christyne
3. Amber12. Jen
4. Charmaine13. Andrea
5. Marisa14. Betty
6. Monika {Guest}15. Karen
7. Stacey16. Sarah
8. Maureen17. Amy
9. Laurie


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about.

Want another chance to win? Now it's your turn! We'd LOVE to see what you've done with the August release. Link up your cards using at least one product from our August release and you'll be entered in a drawing to win our entire next release! All the details and the linkup widget are on the Verve Blog today. The deadline is October 3, so there's still plenty of time to get the August release if you haven't already.

The last two Viva la Verve challenges came into play for my card today!


The newest Verve release was my all-time favorite (though, I think I say that every time)!  Coffee!  I LOVE Coffee and have many friends that do also...so the Coffee stamp set is a must-have...and it's coordinating Cuppa Joe Die Set and Coffee Word Die!  The Sweet Scallop Die displays the coffee cup and sentiment ever so nicely, and the Polka Dot Ribbon Collection and Signature Sequin Mix became the finishing touches!


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!
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Stamps:  Coffee (Verve)
Ink:  Cobblestone, Black (Simon Says Stamp), Copic Markers
Paper:  Primitive Cream (MFT), Coffee Break (Prima)
Other:  Coffee Word Die, Cuppa Joe Die Set, Sweet Scallop Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Signature Sequin Mix, Polka Dot Ribbon Collection (Verve), Coffee Break Leaves (Prima), Crystal Effects (Ranger)

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Friday, September 12, 2014

SugarPea Designs Sweet Sneak - Let's Fiesta!


Hello again, Sugar Peeps!
I know you are loving the peeks at the brand-new September Sugar Pea Designs RELEASE and you've been adding to your wish list each day this week, right?!

This new stamp set, Let's Fiesta!, is awesome!  It is just F-U-N...and so different from anything else I have!  Seriously LOVE it!

Would you like to WIN the Let's Fiesta stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas and guests, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Let's Fiesta stamp set!


Our fabulous September release is available in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe right NOW! Please click here to shop – and if you are lucky enough to win a set you’ve already purchased, you can choose another of the same value!


Here's a peek at this sweet new stamp set!!!
You're going to WANT this set, Amigos!  I think you'll want the ENTIRE RELEASE!  It's amazing!  


I stamped the images over a variety of aged-looking patterned papers, fussy cut them and created a Spanish scene with a fun sentiment banner overhead.  There's a hint of coloring of the main image with grays and browns to shade Mr. Fiesta, and a few enamel dots accenting the card here and there!


Oh, oh, oh!  Have you seen the new SPD Stamp & Die Storage Pouches that are now available in the SugarPea Shoppe?!  They are AWESOME!


You can read all about these storage pouches HERE!!!

Now, you are off to see what the Sugar Pea Designers created up using the new Let's Fiesta! stamp set today!


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Let's Fiesta! (SugarPea Designs)
Ink:  Black (SSS), Stampin' Pencils (SU)
Paper:  Kraft (PTI), Pretty Things (My Mind's Eye)
Other:  Tag Die (LID), Enamel Dots (MME)

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