Sunday, January 25, 2015

Love ~ Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

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Greetings friends!  It’s the 25th of the month and that means Papertrey Ink is holding their monthly Blog Hop.  This month we are asked to use hearts on our project.  I went back to the classic Heart Prints set inspired by all the colourful hearts in the inspiration photos. A little gold foil “love” adds a modern touch.

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I think this would make a perfect card for the men in our lives :) Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

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stamps: heart prints (PTI)

die: wet paint (PTI)

punches: EK Success large and medium hearts

embossing folder: heart strings

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In Life’s Adventure ~ Curtain Call Reminder

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There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  

You have until January 25th at 8:00 AM CST to be inspired and share your project!  Current challenge details and link-up are here.

 After watching the new Ranger product reviews at CHA, I just had to get into the studio to play with my paints and sprays.  I used the scarf colours to create my mixed media background and then cut apart a sentiment from Hero Arts’ Essential Messages.  The font on all the phrases in this set are perfect for cutting up.  I also used a couple of the quotes to stamp on the background.  This large tag is actually a bookmark held in place with the twine and button!

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I’ve made this for a dear colleague at work.  It’s her birthday today and I want to let her know how fabulous I think she is.  This will be waiting for her on her desk today :)

We have a new sponsor, Hero Arts, for this challenge!  A randomly selected participant will receive SIX new clear stamp sets from the Hero Arts, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

 

The LEAD, Show Stoppers and Prize Winner will be chosen by the crew and announced on January 31st at 8:00 AM CST.  Head over to the Curtain Call Blog to see more beautiful samples!  Have a wonderful day :)

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January Rewind!

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Hello dear friends!  I feel I’ve been a little AWOL lately so I thought I’d pop in with another rewind!  I made this card last January (see original post HERE) for a PTI Make it Monday challenge.  I just love the mix of vintage with modern CAS.  Come back tomorrow for a NEW card hot off the studio presses!  I made sure I spent a few hours in the studio on Sunday :)  Just what my soul needed…but the end is in sight!  Woohoo!  Thanks for stopping by :)

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Many Thanks ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

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

photo source: cottonandflax.wordpress.com

We have a new sponsor, Hero Arts, for this challenge!  A randomly selected participant will receive SIX new clear stamp sets from the Hero Arts, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I have been wanting this chalkboard stamp ever since I saw Lisa S.’s card HERE.  I also have the birthday one!  I LOVE them!  I wanted to do something a little different so I inked up some white paper with turquoise, light blue and bubblegum pink.  Then I inked the stamp in black to create a blackboard written in coloured chalk!  I added a little “hello” from Essential Messages on the sweet tag.  You don’t want to cover up all that fun chalkboard text!

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

Soft Scarf Designers

Guest Designer, 

Amy Kolling
Amy Sheffer
Amy Tsuruta
Gayatri Murali
Kim Singdahlsen
Laurie Willison
Lisa Henke
Marisa Ritzen
Maureen Plut
Monika Davis
Sarah Gough
Sheri Gilson
Stacey Schafer
Tenia Nelson
Tracey McNeely

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Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge for the challenge details and to play along with us!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Congratulations, Duchess and Mr. Gray!

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Many of you may know that Amy, Aimes, or the Duchess (my nickname for her after becoming Stamping Royalty a few years back) got married this past weekend.  I couldn’t wait to make my most favourite wedding card design for her and her handsome groom.  Wishing them all the wonders and excitement of being newlyweds and many years of joy and laughter.  OXOX

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Friday, January 9, 2015

A Fabulous Birthday

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We had our very first and snow day on Monday so I had a chance to play along with PTI’s Make it Monday.  I made a snowflake card I posted Monday and this floral one, using my new Friendly Flower set :)  I followed Danielle’s video almost to a “T.”  Thanks for stopping by! My new semester starts today, but once it’s done, my Masters will almost be done!  Woohoo! Have a lovely weekend!
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Thanks a Bunch ~ Curtain Call Reminder

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There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  You have until January 10th at 8:00 AM CST to be inspired and share your project!

Current challenge details and link-up are HERE.

The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!  Our sponsor this time round is…



A randomly selected participant in the Winter Wonder challenge will receive a stamp set of choice from the Altenew shop.

I’m still having fun with my Label Love set!  I used water colours inspired by the photo to create my background. Then I white embossed some snowflakes on top…totally yummy!  Next I dug out my OLD Martha Stewart snowflake punches!  I was so giddy to use something OLD, er, VINTAGE!  HA!  I added some pretty gold sequins to modernize those punch shapes and embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder.

A few of the Curtain Call Crew gals have provided some more inspiration for you so head over to the Curtain Call Inspiration Blog for more yummy samples! Have a great day!

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