Monday, May 28, 2012

May your day.... as special as you. 

I used Latina Crafter's stamp set, "Mi Flor Favorita" I won on their blog hop.   I used both the sketch and photo inspiration on their blog, images and links below.
 I stamped the large flower with blue chalk ink and then embossed to give it texture.  I created the pink flowers with the small flower stamp; I cut a couple of petals on two of the stamped flowers, then layered them to create the dimensional flowers.


Latina Crafter #4 Photo Inspiration

Latina Crafter #8 Sketch

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Be Joyful Always

I used three different stamp set by The Stamps of Life; Butterfly2Build, Praises4Him and Branches4Flowers.
Using the flowers from Branches4Flowers set, I stamped the background paper and created the yellow and blue flowers next to the sentiment.  I used Purple Cows, Summer Punch It to create the corners.  The music and chevron papers are by My Mind's Eye and Echo Park.

Both The Stamps of Life and Purple Cows are Link Up for Pink sponsors.

Crafter's Cafe Challenge #4
Pink Gem Challenge #47

Sketches by Carly #57

Friday, May 25, 2012

Have a splendid day

The challenge at Phindy's is to use 1 image, 2 design papers and three embellishments.  I think you can  count the brads as thee embellies.  The image and sentiment are from Dear Lizzy's Whistle.  I used the color combo was provided by Our Creative Corner.

Paper:  Bazzil, Authentique and Nikki Sivils. 


Phindy's Place Challenge #107

Cleary iStamp Sketch Challenge #52
Our Creative Corner Photo Inspiration

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Link Up for Pink Challenge No. 2

Today starts a new challenge at Link Up for Pink and the first with our NEW Design Team.  Here's the card I created using "Tender Thoughts" from our sponsor A Day for Daisies.

The "Faith" ribbon is a freebie designed by me.  Stop by and grab it at Link Up for Pink.

Link Up for Pink Challenge No. 2
Cooking with Cricut #187 Pinkalicious
Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge #129

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop

It is that time again! Time for another Fresh Brewed Designs rubber release and hop!  If you are getting here from Vanessa's blog then you are right on track. If not, please go to the start at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

It's all about Brides and Babies this month! I have heard so many of my friends talk about celebrating new marriages, anniversaries, and just announced pregnancies. We are so excited to release a few stamps to help celebrate these occasions. Our stamps this month are simple and classic. We are releasing Beautiful Bride and Baby Bump. You can purchase these rubber stamps singly in the shop OR for this hop only, get the both stamps and four sheets of 4x6 paper {American Craft Letterbox Madam} for an amazing deal of $10! This deal will end Monday night at midnight.

For my card I chose to use the stamp, Beautiful Bride.  The color combo along with the damask pattern will be used on wedding invitations.  I'm working backwards here, but not to worry, the invites are due until September. LOL
The damask paper is from a digital kit by Sherry K Designs.  You can't tell on the picture, but I brushed on Inspiration Fairy Dust paint.  I colored the bouquet and the flowers on her headpiece with Bic Mark Its and added glitter.  The red roses by Recollections.
Additionally, I embossed the black paper using a damask pattern made by The Paper Studio. 

Thank you for stopping by and for being a part of this release with us. Please continue the hop by visiting the lovely Sheryl's blog.

Snail Mail

Poor little fellow, he's got a long way to go!
UPDATE:  I won TAWS Challenge!  I get to choose one of their stamp sets as my prize!!

I created this card to enter The Alley Way Stamps challenge, a photo inspiration.  Both the snail and sentiment are free digital images on their blog.  I used the sketch from CPS but I missed the deadline for their challenge.

Pattern paper by Cosmo Cricket, Earth Love and the teal organza ribbon from Joann's.

The Alley Way Stamps Photo Inspiration

CPS-Card Sketches #265

Friday, May 18, 2012

Design Team!!!

I'm so excited to announce our first ever Link Up for Pink Design Team!!! 
Please stop by and meet the super talented ladies!
LUFP DT Member

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Challenge Win!

I won the Texture Boutique, embossing machine from Addicted to Stamps April challenge. I had given mine to my niece, but really wanted one after using it at card class.
They have a wonderful prize for their May Challenge.  If you don't have any of their digi stamps, you can grab them from their Etsy Shop at 50% off, use code: SCSALE

Ribbon Carousel

Look what I found at Wal-Mart today and it was only $10.97!!

Berwick Offray Ribbon Carousel! It measures  10.5"L x 11.0"W x 2.5"W Model 18079 .... now to get my ribbon organized....I think I may need another one! LOL

 Yeppers! I need another carousel! These spools were on my desk!  I have a little more space now....I only have two purple spools? What? Purple is my favorite color, what's wrong with me!

Sale, sale, SALE!!

Oh boy! Ginger Snap Scraps has another amazing sale!! They are celebrating their 200th order by taking 40% off every item in the store, excluding Provo Craft and pre-order items.  Discount taken at check-out...ends Sunday!   All 12" x12" paper and paper pads at 50% off!  Dear Lizzy ribbon for $.50 each! And don't forget shipping is only $5!

Ginger Snap Scraps
I'm not affiliated with the store, I just LOVE a FAB sale!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

All things grow with love

I created the card for online friend using the stamp set I won at Latina Crafter, Mi flor favorita (My Favorite Flower).
Lots of fuzzy cutting but I loved how the flowers turned out! The pink paper is Echo Park, also from my winnings, and My Mind's Eye.

Just Some Lines, Color Inspiration
Retro Sketches #11

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!!

This is the card I made for my Mother-in-law. The image is from Paper Makeup Stamps, Brandt (I love you in sign language).
I punched the background paper lace using Purple Cows Autumn Punch It.  Stamped the butterflies from Making Memories Flutter stamp set.  I additionally, stamped the edges with Purple Cows Roll It heart stamp.  You have to look closely to see the hearts on the edges....super cute!
The sentiment is from The Stamps of Life's, FancyLabel4You stamp set.  The twine is Grape Fizz by Trendy Twine.

CC & CC Sketch Challenge #12 Here's the sketch we were asked to follow:
Fuzzy & Fancy Friday Challenge, Butterflies, Ribbons and Punches
Twine It Up! Mother's Day Challenge
Docerela Mother's Day Challenge 
Paper Makeup Stamps, May Flowers
Scrap Creations, Mother's Day

Pink Cricut

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Disfruta al maximo

Aww! Rainbows and kites make me happy!  Sorting through my stamps I came across the stamp set by Latina Crafter"Hoy es tu día" (Today is Your Day).
Not only do they sell Spanish stamps, they have the cutest image sets which include both English and Spanish sentiments. Gotta check them out!
All pattern papers are by Recollections.  The kite is from The Stamps of Life, Kites2Fly stamp set.

Latina Crafter Sketch #8
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge #22 Rainbow Bright

Friday, May 11, 2012

Bloom with Happiness

I used a "new to me" Stampin Up set, Blooming with Happiness (2006).  I colored the dress with Bic Mark Its and used Spellbinders Die #S4-291.  If you look closely, you can see I added faux pearls using Viva's Pearl Pen.  I stamped the background pink paper with my dollar stamps by Scrappy my dollar stamps! LOL

I was inspired to use my Lawn Fawn Petite stack from Missy's card.  I also got to use MME Happier collection, both purchased at Ginger Snap Scraps.  Corri always has fantastic deals! 


 Tuesday Morning Sketches, below is the sketch we were asked to follow: Update: My card made Top 5!!

Ginger Snap Scraps DT Card Inspiration Challenge

Thursday, May 10, 2012

LUFP DT Call & Giveaway

There's still time to leave a comment for a chance to win some goodies at Link Up for Pink!
You still have several hours to enter our first challenge, click here for the details.
And last but not least we have a Design Team call, click here for the details.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Happy Mother's Day {Freebie}

This is the card I created for my Mom.  I mug of all her "quirky" kids.....can you guess which one is me?   The stamp is retired Halloween stamp by Simply Betty Stamps.

Ok let's start with the left to right, bottom row:  The guy wearing the green shirt is my brother Robert, young at heart and spoiled rotten.  The middle holding the pink rose, my sister Letty, always with her hair brushed back and always wears lipstick.  Casanova holding the red rose is my brother Alfonso; right behind him is my "cutsy" sister Lucy.  In the middle is the oldest and serious sister Consuelo.  Ok so did you guess right?  The one with all the hair, wearing purple is me....thinking, "get me outta here. I don't belong with these crazies!!" LOL!!  I'm sure my Mom will know exactly who is who.

You can download the Spanish sentiment by clicking on the image below:

The new version of the stamp can be found here.

I'm entering Kathy's Waffle Sketch Challenge, here's the sketch we were asked to follow:

Live today....

....remember it tomorrow!

I've been tiding up my room and found the image stamp in my stash.  This is the first time I've used both stamps....oops!  I purchased the image stamp at Big Lots for a couple of bucks, but there is no marking by the manufacturer.  The sentiment is a dollar stamp by Studio G.  The pattern paper by Recollections 6x6 Holiday stack.

I'm entering my card to Skipping Stones Sketch 127.  Here's the sketch, I followed:

Monday, May 7, 2012

Special Brew of the Month

It's time for Fresh Brewed Designs "Special Brew of the Month", don't miss out on the deal that's only available today!
This month they are offering a stamp AND digi together for $5!

Gardening Granny Rubber Stamp

 and Perk-fect Pair Digital Image