Saturday, October 13, 2018

Guest Designer fun with Bugaboo Stamps!


Happy Saturday everyone! Welcome back to my blog to see what I'm up to. I got a very exciting email last week and I get the extreme crafty pleasure of being a Guest Designer over at Bugaboo Stamps for the month of October! *insert big, huge grin here!* 

Today is Saturday and that means its time for a challenge over on the Catch the Bug blog. This week, the theme is "Cowgirls/Cowboys" and I just couldn't resist coloring up this cutie patootie called "Cowboy Chaps." 



I left a sentiment off the front so that he was the main focus...the inside is blank so I can use it as a boy birthday or just to say hello to a special little buckaroo! 



Here are the rules for the challenge:

*  Post your project to the blog, by 10/20/2018 at 7:00 AM EST
*  New projects only, no back-linking please!
*  Please limit your projects to 3 per person

You could win 10 free images (using a Bugaboo image), 7 free images, or 4 free images using any image! How fun!

Thank you so much for stopping in today - be sure to click HERE to hop on over to the Catch the Bug challenge blog for all the info and to link up with us! Cheers! 



Thursday, October 11, 2018

4 CC #424 {Pink}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday! Nance is our challenge hostess for this week and she's wanting to see some projects using the color PINK!

4 CC #424 {Pink}


Pink just happens to be one of my favorite colors...yes, I do have many that are favorites, but pink is one of the top 5! LOL...this card was made at a stamp club night with the ladies a while back! So pretty! Card idea was case'd from Pinterest...
 

Be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog to check out what the rest of the Chicks have in store for you! There is some awesome inspiration in the hen house this week! Don't forget - you do NOT have to use the weekly twist in your project, but we would sure love it if you did! Thanks! Cheers....



Thursday, October 4, 2018

4 CC #423 {Something Old is Something New!}


Welcome back to another "4 Crafty Chicks" challenge. This week, it is Leanne's turn to be our jostess-with-the-mostess. She is looking for us to use something old and bring it to life again and make it new to us....

4 CC #423 "Something Old is Something New

My card was made using an older die from Stampin' Up! and I really do need to keep it out and use it more often as it is so pretty! And there are so many ways you can use it!


I love how the negative sides work against the papers and you can also cut it out of different color papers, fill in the flower and leaves or you can color in the image and then cut it out with the die! So pretty...Awesome challenge, Leanne!


Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using 
Leanne's "something old is something new" twist:

Tangii (Guest Designer)

We would love if you would come on over and play along with us this week - remember, it's an Anything Goes and you can use the twist if you want :) Cheers!







Saturday, September 29, 2018

National Coffee Day

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Welcome back to my blog crafty friends!!  Today is a very special day ... it's National Coffee Day! Anyone who knows me, knows that I live for my coffee and all things related (including crafty goodness) and so the day must be celebrated! LOL...

And..to honor this oh-so-important day, we are having a blog hop starting over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers siteYou should have arrived here from Valerie Ward's blog, and if you are just popping in to see what I've been up to, please click HERE to take you to the beginning of the hop. Sheri Gilson of Gina K. Designs is joining us on the CLC blog as our Guest Designer - be sure to check out her gorgeous creation!

So many amazing Super Sponsors have agreed to issue gift certificates and prizes - just for commenting, so be sure to hop with us and leave some love! Here's the list of prizes up for grabs:

Avery Elle - $25 Gift Code
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - $25 Gift Code
Ellen Hutson LLC - $25 Gift Card
Gina K Designs - Two $50 Gift Cards
Honey Bee Stamps - $25 Gift Card
Joy Clair - $25 Gift Card
Lawn Fawn - $25 Gift Card
Newton's Nook Designs - $25 Gift Card
Pink & Main - $25 Store Credit
Precious Remembrance - Little Things stamp set + exclusive coupon savings
Reverse Confetti - $15 Gift Card
STAMPlorations - $15 Gift Card



I had the EXTREME pleasure of creating with Honey Bee Stamps goodies for my card today...love, love, love the "Coffee Break" and "Perfect Blend" stamp sets I used, along with their co-ordinating dies. Honey Bee Stamps will be giving one lucky commenter from my blog a $25 gift certificate to their store. So be sure to leave me some love!! Here's my card:


My favorite coffee drinks are anything Pumpkin Spice and Cinnamon Dolce Latte...well, and just plain coffee, who am I kidding?!? lol - and so I decided to color these cups up in those themes...I had a lot of fun with all the little stamps and dies to mix and match the accessories with the cups:


 And all the wonderful words in the Perfect Blend stamp set make it so easy to create your own sentiments for any occasion: 


Thank you so much for stopping in today! Be sure to click HERE to head on over to Katie's blog for your next step of the adventure! For all of the hop details, including a list of our 33 Super Sponsors that are hopping along with us, click HERE! Don't forget to leave me a comment below for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Honey Bee Stamps store! Cheers! 


Thursday, September 27, 2018

4 CC #422 {Hello Fall}


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday! This week, it's my turn to throw out the twist for our Anything Goes challenge and the theme I am going with is FALL...

4 CC #422 {HAPPY FALL, Y'ALL!}


My card this week features goodies from Fun Stampers Journey - "Hello Fall" stamps and dies made this card so fun and easy to make! I love these leaves - so pretty! 


Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using 
my FALL twist to our Anything Goes challenge:

Tangii (Guest Designer)

We would love if you would come on over and play along with us this week - remember, it's an Anything Goes and you can use the twist if you wish, it's not a requirement! Cheers! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Caffeinated Creativity....Just for You


Happy Wednesday everyone! It's my turn to post on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today and I am excited to bring you this super cute CAS "just for you" card that can be used for a birthday, friendship or just everyday card... 
   
All of this yummy goodness comes from Fun Stampers Journey - I am in love with a lot of their beautiful font sets and I had a lot of fun inking up and coloring in the floral part of the sentiment to match my paper-pieced coffee cup...


 Thanks for stopping in today and before you go, just a reminder of all the fun coming your way this Saturday for National Coffee Day!! Don't forget to come hop along with us!
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

4 CC #421 {Tic-Tac-Toe}


Welcome back to another "4 Crafty Chicks" challenge. This week, it is miss Amy's turn to throw out the "twist" for this week's Anything Goes challenge! 

4 CC #412 {Tic-Tac-Toe}


** Remember, our challenges are now always Anything Goes with the optional "twist" thrown in each week. You do not have to use the twist, but we would sure love it if you did! :)


For my card this week, I used the bottom row of the tic-tac-toe board - green, ribbon and kraft. Green leaves, pink ribbon and some kraft twine! This card was made at one of our ladies group stamping nights a while back and I think it's one of my favorites so far - so pretty and colorful! 


Card idea CASE'd from PInterest

Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using Amy's challenge:

Tangii (Guest Designer)

We would love if you would come on over and play along with us this week - remember, it's an Anything Goes challenge with the optional "twist!" 




Thursday, September 13, 2018

4 CC #420 {Alcohol Inks}


Welcome back to another "4 Crafty Chicks" challenge. This week, it is Nance's turn to throw out the "twist" for this week's Anything Goes challenge! 

4 CC #420 - ALCOHOL INKS

** Remember, our challenges are now always Anything Goes with the optional "twist" thrown in each week. You do not have to use the twist, but we would sure love it if you did! :)

This card was so fun to make! I used my copic marker refills, blender solution and a straw on glossy paper to make my pretty marble background...so fun! 


The sentiment and shiny silver pearls are from Fun Stampers Journey and I added some black twine to the background layer then popped it all up with foam tape to give it some dimension...I love the outcome and I hope you do too! So fun!


Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using 
Nance's challenge:

Tangii (Guest Designer)

We would love if you would come on over and play along with us this week - remember, it's an Anything Goes challenge with the optional "twist!" 








Thursday, September 6, 2018

4 CC #419 {Inspiration Challenge}


Welcome back to another "4 Crafty Chicks" challenge. This week, it is Leanne's turn to be our hostess-with-the-mostess. She has given us the following GORGEOUS inspiration photo as our "twist" as our creative jump-off point - don'tchya just love it?!?


4 CC #419 {INSPIRATION CHALLENGE}

For my card, I went with the wood grain background, the colors and the basket theme in the above photo - it also screams fall to me :D


I used the cute set, Basket of Wishes, from Stampin' Up! and colored it up with my Copic Markers. Very CAS but I love it!


Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using 
Leanne's "Inspiration Photo":

Tangii (Guest Designer)

We would love if you would come on over and play along with us this week - remember, it's an Anything Goes and you can use the twist if you wish, it's not a requirement! Cheers! 







Thursday, August 30, 2018

4 CC #418 Just Because


Welcome back to another "4 Crafty Chicks" challenge. This week, it is our Crazy Egg Challenge and Tangii is our hostess-with-the-mostess. As there are 5 Thursdays in August, we throw out an Anything Goes challenge and do not have a twist. It's a creative free for all! Fun! 

4 CC #418 ANYTHING GOES

My card was made doing a crafty challenge with my ladies stamping group that meets each month. Our names are in a hat and each month, Diane pulls a name and gives that person a select few items out of her stash and we are to make a complete card using ALL the materials she gives us. I was given the die cut butterfly, striped pattern paper panel, the white doilie and the black horizontal strip of paper. We can use whatever stamps, ribbon, embellishments we want to complete the card.


I dry embossed the peach panel with my leaves folder then layered everything on black. The sentiment is from Fun Stampers Journey and the gumdrops are from Your Next Stamp.


Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using 
Tangii's Crazy Egg/Anything Goes challenge:

Tangii (Guest Designer)

We would love if you would come on over and play along with us this week - remember, it's an Anything Goes! 







Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Life Begins After Coffee...


Happy Wednesday everyone! It's my turn to post on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today and I am so excited to bring you this pretty pastel one-layer-wonder! 

I have been watching a lot of videos on distress oxide inks lately and decided to give a one layer card a try. I searched up "one layer cards" on Pinterest and I came across this easy-to-follow video from Karin's Corner HERE and I used her technique to create my card.
     

 I dug out my silicone mat, 3 pretty colors of Distress Oxide (Cracked Pistachio, Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick), "Coffee Helps" stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey, some paper towel, and a water spritzer then got busy! So fun :) 

 I was feeling that the card needed just a little "sumthin' sumthin" so I added some silver pearls to the corners and coffee cup and I really love it. It's very simple yet has such wow factor in real life! And how easy to mail! Whoop! Whoop! 
  

 Thanks for stopping in today to see what I have been up to! Have a wonderful, java-filled day! Cheers!! 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Celebrating Paper Sweeties 6th Anniversary!



Hello crafty friends! This month, Paper Sweeties turns 6! Happy Anniversary! I am very excited to be a part of the month-long celebration and we'd love to have you join us. For the month of August, there has been inspiration, giveaways, sales and some amazing guest designers!


The winner will receive a $100 shopping spree from the Paper Sweeties store. Voting is turned on for viewers to "like" their favorites so the public can choose who wins. It also includes a 20% off coupon for any full-price products at Paper Sweeties


I was so honored to be a part of the Paper Sweeties team and always had so much fun creating with Debbie's cute stamps and dies! This colorful card was made using the Happy Cake Day stamp set and Sweet Cuts, as well as the Round Scallop from the Scallop Shapes Sweet Cuts.

Congratulations again, Paper Sweeties, on your 6th Anniversary and I wish you many, many more wonderful years of crafty love and success! Hugs!

Click HERE to link up your project! Cheers!