Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Srtike Is Over!

The Canadian Mail Strike Is Over!!!!
So Karen From Your Next stamp is
having a sale-a-bration : 



No Online Code Required - Sale ends Friday July 1st

Visit http://www.yournextstamp.com/ today and grab a bargain!!!

Limited quantities so shop early to grab the stamps you want!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

CAS Fairy Card Set

Good Morning and Happy Sunday!
I have a set of cards to share using some darling fairies:

I used the reverse masking technique again as I am becoming
quite fond of it. On impulse a tin of Prima flowers was purchased
 and I knocked out 8 right here and now!
Well thanks for taking a peek, see ya soon...

Sweet Stampin' Challenges  Something Old (the sentiment stamps and ribbon) and something new(the flowers and fairy stamps)
2 Sisters  Fairies 
4 Crafty Chicks  Clean and simple
Dutch Dare Challenge  Clean and Simple
Moving Along With the Times  Clean and Simple
There She Goes  Use 3 different stamp sets (the Pixie Fairies, From Me to You, Doodle Tabs)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

This will be one for the history books!

As you know Lily Chilvers is an amazingly uber 
talented illustrational artist!
She is starting up a challenge cant wait!!!

Here Kitty Kitty...

Hello there and Happy Thursday!
Melissa from the Pink Cat Studio has converted 16 
rubber images into digi's!
We are talking about a feline festival!

This is such a fun release due to the grand array of occasions these cover.
 I immediately was drawn to the Cat Geisha and the black kitties. 

 Gosh isn't she beautiful?
 I must think so because that is my sentiment!
Here kimono is paper pieced using the 
Samantha Collection from Crate Paper.
This is a wonderful double sided dp with that lovely watercolor
paper texture and that gorgeous turquoise panel is the back side.

Aren't these black kitty kitties the bestest ever!
One of the greatest things about digis is you can re-size them. 
I thought it would be fun to create a background 
paper with the three images and I love the look!

Now remember with your purchase today you'll receive this
fun frolicking feline for free:

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Card 1:
Going Grey  Animal or jungle theme
Everybody Art Challenge  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion  Paper Piecing
Gingerloft  Asian Inspiration
Pile It On  Metal

Card 2:
Creative Craft Challenges  Make your own back ground papers
Delightful Inspiration  Orange and Pink + neutrals if desired
Totally Papercrafts  Die Cuts and Punches

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Black and White + 1 more...

Happy Wednesday to you all!
Today at the Your Next Stamp Challenge we'd like to 
see creations using Black, white + 1 more...you chose!
I chose a lime green as my third to create a 
bookmark for my husband:

Check out what one random winner will receive:

This is definitely something to celebrate and of course,
 there is a $5 YNS Bucks prize for the top pick.
So what's ya waitin' for?  Pick a color!

Pixie Dust Studio  School or Bookmarks
Aly's Sunday Challenges  All About Kids
Stamp N Doodle  Masculine No Flowers
2 Sisters  For A Guy

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Sunday and  Fathers Day to all!
Ladies, I have no idea what today may be bringing you but
 good luck and you can do it! LOL!
My husband has pulled out all the stops for
himself expressing this was a 
Father's Day Weekend and
he's has a pretty good run of it so far!

Here is a card that is not a 
Father's Day Card... shame on me, I know.

This is another attempt at reverse masking.  Now
that I think about at I wouldn't have had to gone
through all the trouble.
Sometimes we do things just for the sake
of doing them I suppose.

I hope you have a great rest of the day with all the Father's!
See you later!

Sweet Stampin'  Things With Wings
Delicious Doodles  Things that Flutter
Polka Doodles  Pretty things with Wings
Simply Create  Things With wings
Charisma Cards  Pink And Green

Thursday, June 16, 2011

C.A.S. Quirky Card

Good Evening I have a quick posting to share a 
very clean and simple card:
(Mimo , Doodle Tabbed_)

Can you believe all that white space? Wow!
I used a technique called "reverse masking",
to accomplish this I stamped the label 
and cut out the inside to create a frame. I laid out this 
masking over the card stamped with the tab image
and then stamped Mimo several times
within the tab stamp.
I hope you have a great night if your still awake!

Stamp Insanity  CAS
Some Odd Girl  All white or kraft with pops of color
Less Is More  One layer in a frame
Stampotique  Clean and Simple

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Your Next Stamp new release!

Hello there! Karen thought it would be fun to toss
out a surprise new release to keep everyone on their toes.
Fun right!?!

I was able to play around with two new sets that are
two things I am very passionate about :

I love riding my bike it's great to get out on the highway 
and pedal away my stress and worries.
Speaking of stress I decided to fussy cut the wheels on this
image ay vey! 
I love the outcome but I am certain there will not
be a repeat performance if this....EVER!
I love the little butterfly and flowers that come in this set
and it was fun creating a background with them. 
The sentiment is from last months release
Scene Sentiments which has been my 
go to ever since I received them.
wink wink hint hint

I love reading as of late which is a great thing being
a librarian and all.  I swear when I applied for the job
I had to confessed to rarely reading at all beyond 
children's literature to my kids!

This creation is for my daughter 
(I know it looks masculine but she'll like it none-the-less!)
who lives with her nose in a book.
At her school, they utilize a reading
incentive program called Accelerated Reader.
She came in 5th place over this year in her school but didn't win 
the coveted placard. ( A very sad moment in the history of Isabelle) 
This summer she is on a full mission to have 15-20 books read
by August earning her over 200 points.
This reading journal will help her keep track
of the books she's read along with other information
for testing purposes. 
Good Luck Iskers, you can do it!

If you want to see more new releases be sure to stop be the 
Thanks for stopping bye!
Challenges for

Card One:
Creative Cowgirls  Summertime Fun
Wee Memories  Open Theme

Challenges for
Card Two:
Incy Wincy  Masculine
StampFairy  Masculine
Crazy4Challenges  Masculine
Some Odd Girl  Masculine

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Let's get into shape!

Good morning and happy Wednesday!
  It's time for a new Your Next Stamp Challenge
Maureen loves shaped cards so that's your challenge
  no plain square or rectangle cards allowed!

Would you like to see what you could win by playing along? 
How about this fun set: Rock Star Fhinn 

To honor Fhinn I had to bust out Rock Star Fhiona:

I came across a fun freebie tag and decided to print it off large
for the base of my card, I am quite smitten
with the idea! I am sorry for not remembering where
I found the tag so if anyone knows by all means
let me know so I can give credit!

Well now it's up to you we love to see you creations so be sure play along!

Craft Room Challenge   Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Craft You Passion  Anything Goes
Critter Sketch  Let's get Crafty
Simon Says Stamp and Show  Tag
Card Cupids  More than 3 layers
Corrosive Challenge  Summer Colors
Little Claire's  Shaped Card
Frosted Designs  Celebrate Friends

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pink Cat Studio Release!

Hello there I hope you are doing terrifically!
Today is a show stopping release!  I absolutely
love Melissa's creations for the Pink Cat Studio
this week, they are amazing!

Check out the fantastic freebie with today's purchase!!!

Here is my card:

I love that owl's costume and
 it's elongated legs are a real hoot!
Well off to swimming lessons!
Digital Tuesday  Animal Friends
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes
Allsorts  Things with Wings
Lillipop Crafts   Inspired by A Song  Send in the Clowns

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wacky Wednesday...

Today feels really off due to the Monday holiday!
Summer is definitly in full swing now with swim lessons and 
ball games/practice nearly every day and hastily
getting those last minute plants in the ground.
Bill built me a sturdy trellis to grow  cucumbers
and cantaloupe vertically....
I hope it works!

I have a card to share today:

Click for better image
(Ivy Ketto)

I love the Kettos I want them all! Ivy is my favorite... for today anyhow!
Well I must be off to get the YMCA work out done for the day.
See Ya Soon!

Oldie But A Goodie   use old stamp at least 6 mos old and lots of layers 
Tuesday Throwdown  DYI Embellishments I cut thr prongs off the white brads affixed the to a button and layer a die cut under them
HLSC  Lots of Embellishments
Simon Says Stamp and Show  Use favorite stamp(I have a million favorites!)
StampWith Fun  In The Garden
ABC Challenge  V is for Variety  at least 3 embellishment
Cooking it Up with Kate  Romantic, Embossed, ribbon
Fab'N'Funky  Whatever