Friday, July 30, 2010

FWF - Unity Blog Hop!!

I love Friends With Flair Fridays - well, to be completely honest, I just have to say I love Unity! Everyone I have met thru Unity / Ippity has been so amazing and so encouraging - I can honestly say there is something magical about this company because I have not made SO many cards in my LIFE since I started stamping since I came across this fab company back in Feb. There are always so many fun things going on, like Ippity Mondays, HIP HOP Thurs and then FWF Fridays, not to mention Unity Addicts Challenges every Wednesday that I was so excited to be guest for this past week. If you haven't checked it out, please click HERE to check out the challenge and participate.

For my card today, I used the fabulous set Singing Souls - I LOVE this set and just HAD to have it - I was so excited when I won it on a Hip Hop Thurs. See, I told you Unity is cool! ;) I love this dual color ink look and it's SO easy! So many of my favorite Unity/ippity sets have great sentiments with words/phrases perfect for highlighting with this method. This card was really simple for me as it had NO COLORING!! *gasp* But I love it. I don't have a set style b/c I love ALL styles! At least that's what I tell myself. Do you love that strip of music notes? I do and it's Tim Hotlz Tissue Tape - totally love. And that flower ribbon? Oh yeah, American Crafts how I love thee.
To find out all that's happening today and every one that is participating - click on the Unity Blog for a FULL list. It's so much fun - You WON'T be sorry!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Simply Summer at Betty Stamps!

For my Lil Lolita Challenge #8 post, please scroll down!
Have you seen the all new Summer Emo digi's at Simply Betty Stamps?! Omgosh, they are SO awesome I just had to snag them up. And there is a sale going on that ends today so hurry to check it out!

For my card - I used the sketch challenge at the Simply Betty Stamps blog that also ends today. I wanted to get ONE more entry in before it closed because there is a GDT spot up for grabs and I just love these stamps so it would be a dream to design for them!

I used the fabulous Summer Lola - doesn't she look so pretty sitting there in her cute bathing suit and yummy summer drink? I thought the sentiment was perfect. And using bright colors with these is so fun as I usually see them with dark & dramatic colors. I colored her with copics and tried to give her a little bit of a sunkissed skin color.

I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to use Dots - there are lots of dots on this one! And it's perfect for Crafty Creations Challenges as it's a summer theme this week!

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #8 - Christmas in July!!

Oh yes, You've seen this challenge pop up all over the place this month and we thought it would be lovely to see the Lil Lolita's all decked out for the holidays! So, dig out your Christmas papers and pick out your favorite Lil Lolita for some festive holiday cards. Don't forget - EVERY week we're GIVING away a Lil Lolita stamp (check out the blog for details on which one) to the challenge winner!
ETA: photo, LOL - I fell asleep last night before adding the picture of my card after setting my blog to post for me. Ahhh. well, it happens, right?!

For my card, I used the NEW 30's Lylah - oh my, I do love her!! In fact, I colored 3 all at the same time b/c I was having so much fun. I've been trying to figure out how to color a creamy sort for clothes and such so let me know if you like her jacket. I used E50 & E53. I think it could use one more color but that was all I have at the moment.

I also followed the sketch seen HERE at The Beary Scrap Challenge. I love their challenges and they have them 2x's a month so it's MUCH easier to get it in at some point. :)

That's all for me - do check out the Lil Lolita Boutique blog for all the DT ladies - they did amazing with this challenge - almost gets me excited for Christmas...almost! LOL I'm still enjoying summer. ;)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Another baby card!

**For my Unity Addicts Challenge post please scroll down!**

When I saw this adorable Little Angel on Cloud from The Stamping Bazaar I knew I had to snag him up for baby cards. Isn't he too cute?! And I suppose he could be a she with a little pink added. ;) I loved coloring this little guy up and think this card will be perfect for a certain little friend of mine who is expecting her baby boy any day now!!! hehe Sorry, Lisa, I guess you'll see it here before you get it in the mail! I colored him with copics and used stickles on his wings of course & then to add texture to the cloud I used the puffy white stuff. LOL

And tomorrow is the LAST DAY to get your emails in to Marina for the first ever DT at The Stamping Bazaar. You can see more details HERE if you are interested. You might recognize her work from The Greeting Farm as she designed the Little Critters line! I am so excited for her and for Kellie as she is the DT coordinator! Yay, Kellie! I know she's got a tough choice but I knew I had to give it a shot as I love her Funny Kids line. I can't wait to see what else she has up her sleeves! Oh, and check out Kellie's blog for her blog candy with 2 TSB stamps up for grabs!
I also used this great sketch from The Pink Elephant! I flipped it on the side tho!

Unity Addicts Challenge No DP/Make your own!

I was so excited to be asked to make a sample for this week's Unity Addicts Challenge!!! This week's UA Challenge is to NO DP/CREATE YOUR OWN using Unity or Ippity stamps!! It really is fun and there are TONS of possibilities. This is what I came up with using the new Donna Downey set to be released at CHA Free To Be. Check out the Unity Blog for more on these great sets!

And I also had a couple more I made while playing with this fabulous new set using NO DP!

I hope you will play along - just use your Unity or Ippity stamps and upload them in the UA Challenge thread HERE on SCS. It's so much fun and there is a GREAT prize.

Don't have Ippity yet? Please check out my Ippity Sales Blog to purchase & I have a great sale going on right now!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

H{ippity} Hop Monday!

It's H{ippity} Hop Monday! Quick post with a quick card - I used Music of my Heart for this one. I like the way it turned out! Remember to check out my {ippity} sales blog for a GREAT sale on stamps right now. And MARK your calendars for Aug 12 when the ALL NEW SUMMER 2010 {ippity} will be released.
Check out the Ippity Blog for a full list of those particiating today and of course the always fabulous DT for even more eye candy!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Anyone for Anya? Sketch Challenge

Oh my goodness I am so excited for today!!! It's my first challenge joining the fabulous Anyone for Anya DT. This really was really the perfect DT for me if anyone knows me and my love for TGF! LOL I really enjoy coloring these images and there is something for everyone there. I hope you enjoy the challenge today as it is a sketch by lovely Dawny P:

I seem to psych myself out when I'm starting a new DT. Same thing happened with LLB - I feel like I totally flop the first challenge but I know I'll find my groove and I hope you'll like my card for you today using the ever sweet Cheeky Beauty:

When I saw she was going to be release there was NO question in my mind that I would have her! But then I probably say that with just about every new release Marie comes up with! I colored her awhile ago and JUST NOW got her on a card! Sheesh! Does that ever happen to you? I'm happy she has finally found her home and I'm sure I'll find the perfect person to give it to as well...probably as a little note to my hubby at some point in time. :)

Be sure to check the other fabulous AFA Girls for even MORE inspiration. They are fabulous and I'm so honored to be part of this group!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tiddly Inks Hoppin' Halloween In July Blog Hop!

Just a quick 2nd post for the day - for my Lil Lolita Boutique Challeng #7 card please scroll down!

I knew I wanted to participate in the fabulous Tiddly Inks Hoppin Halloween in July Blog Hop today - esp after I saw all the adorable halloween images Christy released on Tues in the store! I used this great image called Cast Your Spell. I colored her with copics having a little fun with the colors. I also used lots of stickles on her wings and the spell dust she's gathering! Looking for a great sentiment I found this oldie but goodie in my binder and it was perfect! I'm preparing for a craft show next month & think I will make a handfull of these to have on hand.
I also followed this weeks Tiddly Ink Challenge sketch so yay for double duty! hehe
Thanks for stopping by - I can't wait to see everyone's posts today. For all the details about prizes, etc. please stop by the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog - I know there is a guest DT spot up for grabs - I've got my fingers crossed!!!

Lil Lolita Challenge #7 with a Guest DT Call!!!

I can't believe we're on challenge #7 already!! It just keeps getting better & better and I LOVE checking out all the entries we get each week. This week there are some exciting things going on at the Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge blog! For starters, we're looking for a Guest Designer for the month of August! If you are interested, just post your project using a Lil Lolita for this weeks challenge on the Lil Lolita Boutique Blog with GDT after your name and you will be considered. Also, each week starting today we'll be giving away a Lil Lolita stamp as a prize!! We will feature the stamp when we announce the new challenge. Also, Kellie has been SO busy with the store and lots of other things going on behind the scense that she has needed some help and I'm SO excited to step in as DT Coordinator for the Lil Lolita Boutique Challenges! When she asked I was so over the top honored and excited I swear she would've hear me squeal way down under had she been awake when I read the email! LOL
So, enough waffling as they say (I hope I'm using it in the right context!)....on to my card for this week's challenge to use the colors Purple, Pink & Cream!

I used the ever gorgeous Lylah for this one and decided to give her leggings as I've seen done rather than socks. I think it's so cute - my girls wear leggings a lot with their skirts. Purple is my favorite color & I do use a lot when making cards but pink with it kind of threw me for a loop! I found this gorgeous DP in my scraps and it just evolved from there. She's colored with copics & I used a little bit of glossy accents on the prezzie if you can tell. I used the Nesties Labels 10 as my card base shape and had to add some Tim Hotlz tissue tape that I just adore. Plan on seeing that a whole lot!!! So, I hope you like and please be sure to check out what the rest of the Lil Lolita Ladies have designed for you today! They are fabulous as always. I'm so happy to be part of this amazing team - I know I say that every week, but it's just so true!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sweet little Nora Thinking of You

**please scroll down for my H{ippity} Hop Monday post!**

When I got this sweet CC Designs Swiss Laying Nora Pixie image in the mail I couldn't wait to start coloring her! How adorable is she?! She just looks like she's thinking of someone special so it was the perfect sentiment to use from my {ippity} Classic go to set Just Wanted To Say. I also stamped some clouds from Happy Thoughts of Spring in the background on the nestie Labels 10. I'm also submitting this card along with a couple others to All That Scraps as they are looking for some new DT members - you can read more about it HERE!! Wish me luck -- it would be amazing to join this group of talented DT ladies!!!
This card fits a lot of challenges this week so I'll list them here:

Anyone for Anya? - Be Dazzled! - there is LOTS of bling on this card from spica pen her wings, to the brads & some clear star dust on her ruffles.

Color Throwdown - Use colors Kiwi Kiss, Black, Kraft, Baja Breeze. This was an amazing color combo - I found this Basic Grey DP and it evolved from there!

Mojo Monday - for the layout of the card. Changed out a few shapes but it's there! I promise!

H{ippity} Hop Monday!

Happy H{ippity} Hop Monday!!! I had a wonderful weekend full of stamping and cardmaking and bbq's and waterparks! It was just FUN! My girls actually spent the weekend with my mom so I had a LOT of time to make cards and I took plenty of advantage of that by making 8 cards! Yowsa! That's a lot. I have one of those cards to share with you today and the other 7 are staying a secret until after Fri as I submited them to PaperCrafts!!! Yikes! I finally did it! I've been thinking about it for awhile but this time I finally did it and even if none of my cards make it into the issue I'm just so proud of myself for taking the initial step to submit. Besides, with a craft show fastly approaching - I'll need lots of cards on hand - and I'll keep on submitting, too!!!

So, on to my card. I used this weeks Unity Addicts color challenge to use Teal, Orange & Navy. Isn't it divine?! I love this sentiment from the {ippity} set Delightful Little Things. Reminds me to remember that I know who matters to me even when sometimes other people in my life may still hurt me. A little personal here, but I'm sure we all have those people in our lives at some point. I'm at the point where I need to do my best to move on and enjoy the life I have with my amazing husband, my beautiful children, a great job that allows me to stay home and a wonderful hobby that fulfills me to no end with beautiful friends & creativity!!! Ok, I'll stop now! LOL

My 2nd set of cards I made for last weeks hip hop sketch & were actually showcased on the Unity Opportunity Blog last Wednesday!!! Totally made my day! I couldn't believe it - I just love working with my {ippity} & Unity stamps. Not only are they great quality and fabulously cute stamps, but the company itself is amazing with its sense of commUNITY. I honestly have never felt so welcomed as a customer, as a friend, as a designer. It's absolutely superb! And I hope I can pass that sense of sisterhood on to you as my customers for {ippity} as well. Everytime I have a sale from my blog, I literally do a little happy dance, I'll email or text my friends to share in my excitement. I eagerly get together the stamps and write up a personal note to send along with your order. I just love passing along my love of stamping & what it brings to my life.

I hope you are having a great Monday! And be sure to stop by the Unity Opportunity Blog to get a list of all the amazing artists participating in todays hop!

The sets used on my cards today are Delightful Little Things; Season of Joy; Moon Beams & Heart Strings. Please stop by my {ippity} Sales blog to see my wonderful sale going on now! I'm getting extremely excited for the NEW Summer 2010 release and need to sell my current inventory in order for my hubby to agree to me buying the new sets so I'm passing along some great savings to my customers! FREE Shipping & 10% off when you buy 3 or more sets!
Oh and there have been so many positive things happening surrounding my love of stamping that I am putting together a special blog candy so stay tuned!!! You won't want to miss it as it will be featuring a lot of my favorite things to use!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Kellie's Amazing & Huge Blog Candy!!!

Wow, I just saw that my amazing boss lady, Kellie is giving away a huge load of gorgeous stamps on her blog!!! If you haven't seen, here is just a tease:

Now, to find out all the details, hurry on over to her blog! I'm so excited for her & not surprised at her followers as she is just an amazing designer & a wonderful person. I'm so honored to be part of her Lil Lolita Ladies DT - it's really been such a boost for me as a designer to be surrounded by all the amazing women on that DT. Eeek, look at that picture & all those fabulous stamps - there are SOOO many there that are on my wish list!!!

Tiddly Inks Blog Hop News!

Check out all the details HERE - and be sure to check out the STORE tomorrow for some new tiddly ink halloween images just in time for the blog hop at special prices!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair Blog Hop!

I am SO excited to be part of Unity's Friends With Flair aka FWF Blog hop today!!! I pretty much stalk *ahem* hang out at the Unity Forums on SCS all week - I first got introduced to {ippity} from my dear friend Dee & the love affair thus began with Unity shortly after! If you've not hung out on Thurs in the Unity Forums at SCS - you MUST stop in there if you get a chance. We have so much fun **tons of prizes** and after a few weeks, I'm starting to remember names & faces & lives. It's great - I love it!
So on to my project...yep, a PROJECT not a card! Can you believe it? I don't do a ton of altering but when I came across this little notepad (man, I so should have taken a pic before hand) that I bought awhile ago on sale I knew exactly what I wanted to do! So, I covered it with some kraft CS, then layered some GORGEOUS October Afternoon paper on it. I stamped out the bird from {ippity} set Music of the Heart in white ink on kraft cs and cut it out. Then I attached it to the reverse side of the October Afternoon paper I layered on the cs. From the same set, I stamped the sentiment inside the frame which is from the {ippity} set Season of Joy. Added some lace & pins & flowers and presto - a gorgeous altered notebook! At least I think it's gorgeous! I hope you do too!!! I was inspired by last weeks HHSC15. These sketches are given each week & now there are PRIZES up for grabs for the winner! You've gotta check it out & the only requirement is using Unity or {ippity} stamps on your card - I can help out with that! Keep reading..

And to get ready for the NEW {ippity} Summer 2010 release coming oh so soon - I am having a GREAT sale on my {ippity} Sales Blog. I hope you will stop by there & check it out. The stamps featured today are available for purchase from me. I'd LOVE to be YOUR {ippity} Chick!

Now, be sure to stop by the Unity Blog for a list of Everyone participating in FWF today - there is so much inspiration to be found & oh, there is also a blog candy hidden along the way! You gotta look for it! :)

Happy Friday!

**And please scroll down for some fabulous DT news I finally get to share!**

2 for 1 challenge card & EXCITING DT NEWS!!!

I love the Anyone For Anya? challenge blog & try to participate whenever I can - this weeks challenge is a color challenge that is OH so cute - Black, White & Pink! Is there a better color combo?! As soon as I saw the soft pink I knew I wanted to use Cuddle Anya. Isn't she adorable?! I also used the sketch from Oh, Alice! this week. It is such a fun challenge as you use the sketch but you MUST break the rules & change it up. For me, I changed the shapes out and placement of my embellies! This was fun for me as I tend to alter sketches a little TOO much sometimes when I'm working on them so this time I didn't have to feel guilty! LOL

And now for my exciting DT news!!!
Starting July 25, I am so thrilled to be joining the Anyone for Anya? DT!!! Ask anyone that knows me and you'll not find a bigger TGF fan!!! LOL I'm so giddy over every new release & when I get to hang out with absolutely adorable & sweet Marie, I feel like I'm in the company of a celebrity but you wouldn't know it b/c she is SOOO down to earth! Anyway, I seriously can't wait to start sharing in the challenges with you & I hope you will stop by to give all the new members some love - it's going to be a blast working with these ladies as they are all so talented & share my love of TGF!!!
The sentiment I used & the music notes stamp are from the {ippity} set Music of the Heart - please check out my {ippity} Sales Blog for an AWESOME sale!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #6 - Photo Inspiration

It's Thursday and that means time for the Lil Lolita Boutique weekly challenge! I have been having a blast stamping this week and I hope you have too. My craft desk looks like a tornado hit it but really it's just my mojo! :) This week, Kellie, our beloved Boss Lady gave us this fabulous photo of some shoes that I just GOTTA have or should I say would've had already pre-kids. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I stuck my feet in heels. But these are gorgeous and just sooooo funky:
Gorgeous, right?! Well, here is my card - I drew my inspiration from the gorgeous color combo of that hot pink with black & white and the little skulls you see there on the heel. Of course, for me none other but Lilith would do for these shoes!

I colored her with Copics & added this fabulous border I've had for ages. I also used the monthly sketch from Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Challenges for my card today. I love when two things come together so perfectly. And do you see my NEW watermark? I decided that I needed a watermark. Why? I don't know - basically b/c everyone else has one. LOL And I figure with this DT and possibly some more in the works....*giggle* I have a secret & you'll just have to stay tuned to find out more! Maybe it's time I bump up my photos with a watermark. I'm not entirely thrilled with it yet - tho I DO LOVE the faery - found a GREAT pixie brush for PSE from Obsidian Dawn. Wow, talk about an inspiring website! I know I need a better, clearer font but really did not have time to go looking for that today. I will be refining it as I go along.
Thanks for stopping by & please check out what the rest of the Lil Lolita Ladies have come up with!!! So much prettiness in one place - don't miss it!

Monday, July 12, 2010

It's H{ippity} Hop Monday!!

For my card today, I wanted to enter this weeks CAS-tastic challenge to use Kraft CS - not really a challenge for me as I LOVE using the stuff! I made this 4x4 card using A Moment in Time available on my {ippity} sales blog now - no waiting as I have it in stock! I used the 4 different patterned rectangles & placed them to make a square. I also cut them out first to give a little bit of tecture. Then I paper pierced around them for a little bit more texture. To complete the card, I wrapped some PTI Bakers Twine around the card and placed two blue flowers for a pop of color. I really love it! Hehe, just like the sentiment from PTI's Handwritten Notes - I will make a few more of these to have on hand as we always need thank you cards.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I'm too cool for the pool....

I wanted to make a card for my 14 yr old nephew because I love him to pieces and because he absolutely loves my cards. He is sooo sweet b/c yesterday we were talking and he says Auntie, why don't you sell your cards? They are awesome. *blush* see, I told you he was sweet!
Anyway, so why this card? Well, we had a pool party for my 5 yr old daughter and he came but fully clothed with no intention of partaking in the pool & I just thought it was cute b/c he's 14 and you know..too cool for that. I hope he likes it. I colored this awesome Simply Betty Stamp - Miller with a touch of a sunburn - not my intention but when trying out different skin tones oopsies are bound to happen & sometimes oopsies just come together in a card for me!
This card is also for The Burtonesque Dolls challenge Burton Boys. I think these Simply Betty stamps are perfect for these challenges! Also, I hope I'm not being uncool in also submitting this card as my 2nd guess for the NEW My Kids Emo line - if you saw my post below you'll see Simply Betty Stamps is having a contest to guess the theme in order to win all 6 new Emos. I'm DYING to see them and fortunately don't have much longer to wait as sneak peeks begin tomorrow & this contest ends in an hour! It was a really hard challenge I think b/c so far there are only 3 entries. It was really hard for me but after seeing the summer guess and looking at the images again, that made SOOOO much MORE sense than my silly halloween guess!! LOL See, I told you I suck at guessing games...hopefully my card making skills are better....

I hope you like! And I hope you don't think bad of me for submitting twice!

Simply Betty New Emo's - My guess: Halloween Theme!

Ok, so I've fallen head over heels for these My Kids Emo World stamps by Simply Betty. Seriously, I have 2 of the first releases and want the other 4 so bad! Now, there is going to be a NEW release with sneak peeks starting tomorrow but first there was a fun contest to GUESS the theme of the new My Kids Emo line with a FANTASTIC prize of a chance to WIN all 6. We got little (tiny) snippets of each new emo & using those had to try to come up with the theme. I eagerly awaited each new snippet & after they were all out I was still STUMPED!!! I looked at them over and over and over (and over...). Then last I was looking at them AGAIN, it hit me...Halloween?!? Maybe?! I don't know...but that's my guess. Sure, it seems July is a little early to be thinking about this holiday but it is my 2nd FAVORITE holiday so it was really no problem to get my creative mojo flowing into this card:

For my card I used Betty herself - isn't she fabulous?! Omg, seriously love her. I love her outfit, I love her hair, I love her big bright eyes. Everything! I had a blast coloring her with copics. Then I pulled out some of my grungboard shapes & used the spooky house & pumpkin for the backdrop. I added some texutre to the house with one of my new TH texture plates - burlap. I've had this ribbon tape since last halloween & pulled it out to add to the strip behind betty. I cut out some of the bats and added them here and there for some added flair. Now, I hope you like my card EVEN if it's the wrong theme, I had a blast making it! I also VERY loosely used the sketch challenge at Simply Betty Stamps blog b/c the only thing better than winning these awesome stamps would be to get a chance to be a guest DT member!!!

Now, I can't wait for tomorrow for the sneak peeks to begin and get my hands on them when they are released on the 15th!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

2 challenges in 1 card = Smooches!

I saw the FFF sketch on TGF Blog and it spoke to me so I just had to make this card! I colored up this fabulous Cheeky Mate last night - I have to say I'm VERY pleased with the way she came out. I'm trying to do different ethnic skin tones & it's definately pushed me to challenge myself more with Copic blending, etc. I've had this paper for awhile & it was just what this card needed. I think I will send this off to OWH. I have to say, I made a little boo-boo when I was inking the edges I got some on my fingers and moved my image around and wouldn't you know I left a nice smudge so I used the flowers to camoflage it. LOL Now I love them and it must've been meant to be b/c I was not thinking of using any embellies! The sentiment is from PTI Handwritten Notes set. I'm also submitting this to Anyone for Anya? anything goes challenge - altho I'm always getting in my submissions so late! LOL

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #5!

It's Thursday so that means another Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge! We're on our 5th week of challenges already - when you're having fun time REALLY does fly! This week our challenge is to use RIBBON - lots of ribbon, a little ribbon...if you've got it on your card with a Lil Lolita you're in. On my card I actually used this fabulous new ribbon TAPE. I love it - I picked up this ribbon tape at Archiver's, but a lot of store & online stores are carrying it now. You can't really tell, but it's about 1" thick and I have 3 strips on my card. I followed this weeks Monday Mojo Sketch though of course I can't leave a sketch well enough alone & flipped it. I already have more ribbon tape on order - I think I'm in love with a new embellishment...surprise, surprise! LOL Oh, and did I mention PRIZES?! Yep, enter your Lil Lolita Ribbon creation on the Lil Lolita Boutique Blog & you're in the running to win THREE winner's choice Lil Lolita's - and the best part?! You get to choose from the original OR the just released! If Kellie has it in her store - you can pick it!
As you can see, I used the super sweet new Hippie Willow Lil Lolita! OMG, do you LOVE her? I love her. I colored her with copics & tried a new coloring technique on her hair but I need a lot more practice with it. I really like how her skin tone turned out and wouldn't you know I have NO idea which ones I used now?! LOL, I'm sooo not one of those that write it down as I go....and well, that's not working out so well for me - I need to re-think that.
I also used one of my cute cuttlebug embossing borders so I could enter The Beary Scrap Challenge to emboss! I love using my embossing folders - I just love the texture it creates & I always forget about these border ones b/c I'm never quite sure how to use them....was perfect for my little Hippie Willow tho! The flower brads came in a RAK from my new friend and fellow LLB DT member, Patricia. As soon as I got them, I knew they would be perfect for my card this week!
Now, be sure to check out the Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge blog for ALL the gorgeous cards made by the entire DT this week. You won't want to miss it - I'm always so impressed by the talent I'm surrounded by. And they are all such sweeties. I am really so honored that Kellie chose me to be part of her team. It's been so fun & I'm looking forward to so much more! I hope you will check out the Tickled Pink Stamps store to order your NEW Lil Lolita's - if you haven't seen them yet, believe me, you're gonna want them! And Kellie has them available NOW for 10% off & ships the Lil Lolita's worldwide so everyone can have a chance to get inky with them!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Die Cuts R Us SUPER getting ready for CHA sale!

If you haven't already heard - Die Cuts R Us is having an amazing Getting Ready for CHA Sale going on NOW! Super low prices on stamps, embellishments, papers: 40-50% off! LOTS of stuff. I totally took advantage of it and hope you will to! Sale ends July 12th so hurry on over & from what I've heard from their blog - things are already selling out!

the color throwdown celebrates 100 challenges!

When Kellie, owner of Tickled Pink Stamps, asked if I'd like to make a card for the big celebration at Color Throwdown, I knew I would jump at it - especially once I saw the challenge colors! And if you haven't heard well, you better JUMP, CLICK, HOP over to The Color Throwdown Blog FAST to find out all the details and ALL the amazing PRIZES up for grabs! SOOO much fun! And have fun creating your card to enter, I hope my little card provides you with a little bit of inspiration to take on the challenge!

Here are the colors of the challenge:
And my card:

Of course, I had just received my NEW Lil Lolita Hippie Willow & couldn't wait to ink her up and get started. I just LOVE her and my hubby even said to me "didn't you used to have a shirt like that?" LOL Yep, I've gone thru my hippie phase and loved it - I still think a part of me will always have that inner hippie and that's why I love this Willow so much! She was so much fun to color, I knew I wanted to give that feather blending technique another try with my Copics on her shirt. I imagine it would be very gauzy & breezy. Now, I didn't have those EXACT colors, but I think they are pretty close. I also made my card to enter this week's Stamptacular Sunday Challenge to create an Apeture on your card and I did this by making a little window for Willow to peek thru. I'm so excited to participate this week. I love their challenges but don't always have time to enter & I always check out what my girl Dee comes up with each week since she's on the DT! This was really a LOT of fun and I know I'll be using it a lot more in my card creations. I didn't take the time to really decorate the inside but I will try to do better next time. I'm really bad about decorating the inside of my THAT would be a good challenge...LOL That cute little peace sentiment is from The Greeting Farm Talk Loud set - I love these great sentiments - so funky & cute! They match my Willow so perfectly, I can already tell ya another sentiment from that fabulous set will be on my card for tomorrow!! ;) Oh and you can somewhat tell I followed this Taylored Expressions of these days I'm going to really follow it to the letter, but for now you'll have to just bear with me....hehe
Thanks for stopping by & be sure to head over to The Color Throwdown blog for all the official fun!