Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Amor y Belleza

No layers, only working with the cardbase is the challenge at Latina Crafter.  Here's my card, "Love and Beauty":

Love that camera!  It's from the Sonrie stamp set.  I created the flower using the leaf from Mi flor favorita stamp set.  Embellishments are allowed but I went easy on them and only added some itty bitty bling.

Latina Crafter Sketch Challenge#13

Monday, July 30, 2012

Paper Makeup Stamps Challenge #47

New week, new challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps...Endless Summer!
 Ahhh some nice cold lemonade sounds perfect!  It's going to be another hot day.  I used the "Freckled Lemonade" digital set. Paper by KaiserCraft Nan's Collection, I won from The Paper Parade.  The button and twine from my stash.

I hope you enjoy your day!

Endless Summer

Retro Sketches

The Paper Parade, KaiserCraft and Paper Makeup Stamps are all Link Up for Pink sponsors.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy Birthday

This is my entry for The Alley Way stamps photo inspiration challenge.  I used the cute hippo from Tropic Topic stamp set, the cupcakes and sentiment are freebies on their blog.  All pattern paper are from Lawn Fawn.


You still have time to enter Challenge No. 4, sponsored by Ippity Chick - Mary's Creative Journey and 3 Girl Jam.
Winners for both July giveaways and Challenge No. 4 will be announced on Friday, August, 3rd.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Paper Makeup Stamps "Special Release"

Paper Makeup Stamps has released a special set called Jen's Sunshine. This digi set was created for our wonderful Design Team member, Jen Scull, battling breast cancer.  All the proceeds will go to Jen and her family.  Jen has been a ray of sunshine in the world of PMS and Katie wanted to thank her for all that she has done. This is our way to thank her for being with the team even during such a difficult time. 

Here's the card I created with Sunshine Fairy:

All proceeds will go to Jen.  Please click on the image to purchase:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp

Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover

Paper Makeup Stamps has a fun challenge this week, "Favorite Holiday". 

Here's my card:
I played with Hayden Fairy, she's sending "frosty kisses".  I used Recollections Xmas stack...the stack that keeps on giving.  It's the only stack I used for my Xmas projects last year.  I have feeling, it will be the same this year too. :)
The red snowflake ribbon is by Karen Foster, ribbon I've been hoarding forever and a day!   I hope you play along, would love to see what is your favorite holiday!

CPS Sketch 275

Thursday, July 19, 2012

LUFP Challenge No. 4

Link Up for Pink's newest challenge is up and running!  We have two fabulous sponsors; Ippity Chick, Mary Creative's Journey and 3 Girl Jam!  Here's the card I created:
This month we have two wonderful sponsors, Ippity Chick-Mary's Creative Journey and 3 Girl Jam!I used the frame from Ippity's "Life is the Journey" stamp set and the pretty Pink Crinkle ribbon

3 Girl Jam

Here's what you are playing for,
Unity Ippity, All Things are Possible stamp set and Pink Crinkle Ribbon.  One winner takes all!

We are also playing with a fantastic sketch designed especially for our challenge by Melissa Craig from Tuesday Morning Sketches.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pink Awesomness!!

We are just a few hours away until our Challenge No. 4 goes live on Link Up for Pink's blog!!  I hope you are able to join us.  We have two fabulous sponsors.
Here's a view of the Pink Awesomeness our LUFP Design Team has shared during the month.  Remember to click on the card to see all of the details and leave our Super Talented Ladies some comment love! :)



This past weekend my brother and his wife announced they were pregnant with their first child!   Here's the card I created for them:

The Paper Smooches color combo worked out perfectly since my brother is an UCLA Bruin.  The bird and branch are Paper Smooches freebies.  The pattern papers are from TBAB's digital kit.  I didn't want to cover up the chevron paper so I broke out the blue American Crafts velum paper I've had forever and a day.   The blue ric rack ribbon is also ribbon I was hoarding; it's by Making Memories.
I created the circular sentiment; printed twice and popped the center.  I should have printed a little smaller...live and learn. :)

 Paper Smooches Cool Shades

Tuesday Morning Sketches #155

Monday, July 16, 2012

Paper Makeup Stamps - Digi Makeover

Ready for another digi makeover challenge? Of course you are! LOL This week it's adding "Digi Dimension".  Here's my card:

I used pop dots to my fairy digi to add dimension.  I additionally, embossed each hexagon with three different embossing folders for added dimension. :)

I finally got to create with Tangii the coffee fairy; love her cute outfit!  The sentiment is also by PMS. The pattern papers and the coffee images are from TBAB's printable digi kit.


Both Paper Makeup Stamps and TBAB are Link Up for Pink sponsors.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hot Blog Hop

Welcome to the July Fresh Brewed Designs Three Day HOT Blog Hop! . If you are just finding your way to our super HOT,  fun filled, extra caffeinated, and mega sassy blog hop, then please start at the beginning here: Freshly Brewed Challenges.

The Fresh Brewed Designs Team and Guests have put together an exciting and oh so HOT  blog hop TODAY and ALL THIS WEEKEND featuring handmade cards inspired by our new released Rubber Stamps. Now you may be thinking, I have seen these before. Why, yes! Yes you have!!!  But not like this!!! They have all been carefully  re-sized. They are approximately 1/2 inch smaller than the original stamp, but just as sassy and hot as ever!  For you, this means that more of your card will be visible so you can add your layers, embellies, use your nesties and all of that other fun stuff just a bit easier than before. The larger size is still available and still wonderful ... but now you have the option to choose which size works best for your stamping style!
All re-sized stamps are available cling mounted on 1/8 inch cling foam to use with your acrylic blocks or un-mounted. All of Fresh Brewed Designs stamps are made in the USA with deeply etched red rubber so you get a perfect impression every time!

For my card I chose to create with Caution: Contents are Hot.

Paper: Bazzil and Echo Park's Springtime
Sentiment: Pink By Design, You are
Twine, ribbon and buttons from my stash

Now are you ready for Three Days of HOT Savings?  Stop on over to
Fresh Brewed Designs! to save on some of these AWESOME stamps!!!

Now on to the PRIZES!!!

Anyone who purchases any of the sets listed above has a chance to win one of many AMAZING prizes.
To see a full list of the prizes available, check the first hop stop OR stop by the shop and see what you can win!

One lucky winner will of the hop will win a $10 gift card to the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop.

Here's a complete list of all the participating blogs in today's hop - be sure to hit every stop!  You really don't want to miss out!!!

Your next stop is Catherine.


Friday, July 13, 2012

Scooting by

I want a scooter! Yeppers one just like this one.  :)  I'm loving this color combo, of course the fact that it has purple helps.
The scooter and sentiment are from the Spiffy Scooters stamp set by Paper Smooches.
I used a mix of different papers; Simple Stories, Recollections, TPC and DCWV.  Buttons and ribbon from my stash; twine from The Twinery.

Victorine Original #38
MMM Colour Challenge

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge
Docerela Creations Challenge #16

Monday, July 9, 2012

Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover

It's another challenge over at Paper Makeup Stamps.  This week's challenge is to create a monochrome card using a PMS digi.
I went with purple since it's my favorite color.  You can find lots of sentiments in the shop, I hope you play along.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lemon Squeezy

 I created the card for Paper Smooches inspiration challenge, picture below.  Since I don't own any of their fruit or food stamps, I searched their free digital images.  I liked the berries but I thought I could make lemons out of the Easter eggs.  I used the leaves from the berries and freckled the lemons.  I stamped the sentiment with the Alpha Dot set.
I think we are ready to make some lemonade! 
Paper Smooches Sparks challenge

Friday, July 6, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome the Christmas in July Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Dawn blog. We wanted to start Christmas a little early this year. We have some new digital kits to showcase for you today. You will see some awesome inspiration along the way as well as some great freebies.

Here's my tropical Christmas card:
  The leaf from Tropic Topic, from The Alley Way Stamps.  I also printed out the Christmas ornament from the same kit and added the flamingo.  I stamped the "joy" from Priceless Joy stamp set also by TAWS.

Your next stop is Amy.  Hope you have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the hop.


I'm a GSS Girl Blog Hop

Welcome to the second I'm A Ginger Snap Girl Blog Hop!
The wonderful talented customers of Ginger Snap Scraps have teamed up to bring you awesome projects and inspiration using the items they have purchased from the store!

If you are just joining us, please begin at the Ginger Snap Scraps blog.

Here's my Summer card:

The beautiful floral and yellow papers are from October Afternoon's Sidewalks stack.  I stamped the jar on the strawberry paper; both from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection.
Buttons and ribbon from my stash.

Your next stop on the hop is Lucy

Now for some awesome blog candy!

Ginger Snap Scraps is giving away 4 $10 gift cards to four lucky followers!
To enter to win, just comment below letting us know you did any of the following:

Follow Ginger Snap Scraps the blog.
Like Ginger Snap Scraps on Facebook.

To celebrate our second customer blog hop, we are taking 15% off all items in the store!

1. Cori- http://www.ginger-snap-scraps.blogspot.com
2. Yolie - http://www.justyolie.com
3. Lucy - http://www.love2createitall.com
4. Maria - http://JoyfulStamper.blogspot.com
5. Cyndy - http://arcyscraps.blogspot.com/
6. Maddy - http://www.thescrappycorner.blogspot.com

Inspired By #31
Inspired By Stamping #16