Thursday, April 17, 2014

Little Miss Muffet

Happy Thursday. We have a little inspiration post to share on the LMM facebook page. Everyone is showcasing the stamps or digis that are available in the store. My digi image is called Jack Eggcellent for Sharing. Stop on over to the facebook page and check out all the inspiration from the DT.

Card Recipe:
Image: Little Miss Muffet Jack Eggcellent for Sharing
Ink: printer
Paper: copic express, PTI Hibiscus Burst and New Leaf, MME print
Extras: copics,brads, dimensionals, PTI ribbon, EK success border punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

From the Heart Stamps (mid month reminder)

Before I talk about my card, I want to announce the winner of my draw for the Just Because Faithful Friends digi set from From the Heart Stamps. Thanks to everyone for your nice comments! The winner is: Jennyfer L! Hope you will enjoy this image as much as I did Jennyfer! Keep yours eyes on the other designer's blogs, many of them will be giving away one of the new Faithful Friends images during April.

Now, today is the middle of the month. That means you have half a month left to play along with our Stamp of the Month Progressive Challenge. The image this month is Spring Medley. Such a sweet and springy image. I'm going to use this one for an Easter card. Hope you will join us and play along. If you didn't play along last month, you can still join the fun and purchase the image and jump right in. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Card Recipe:
Ink: printer
Paper: copic xpress, PTI ssw
Extras: copics, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU ribbon, pearls

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn Hop

Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda! I was on the Phindy's Place DT with Linda, and what a wonderful crafty and kind lady she is!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

If you've arrived from Linda's blog you are in the right spot. The full hop list is below, so you won't get lost. Here is the card I created for Lauryn, using a From the Heart Stamps image called Faithful Friends Hope Floats. Faith has created a special image for the hop available and donated a prize, too. So make sure to check out the Lots of Love for Lauryn blog and leave a comment for a chance to win some great prizes, and also check out the gorgeous images available for a donation! And most importantly create and send a card to this precious little girl and keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.

Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 

Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 

Thanks for stopping by today, now hop over and see what Melissa has created. Hope you will take some time and send a card to Lauryn and her family.

My sketch today comes from Krafyhands April sketch challenge:

Card Recipe:
Ink: printer
Paper: Copic xpress, PTI Summer Sunrise, PTI Hibiscus Burst, American Crafts Dear Lizzy prints
Extras: copics, stickles, sewing machine, nesties, dimensionals, MS butterfly punches, rhinestones, Verve die

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Whimsy and Stars

Is Easter really only a week away? Time is flying by. But the good news is you still have a full week to craft up a few more Easter projects. I made a cute card to share using Whimsy and Stars Spring Garden Chickie. Such a sweet and fun image, perfect not only for Easter, but all spring long. And the Whimsy and Stars images are available for instant download now, so no waiting for your image. 

My sketch comes from: CAS Colours and Sketches #69

Some challenges I would like to enter:

Card Recipe:
Image: Whimsy and Stars Spring Garden Chickie, Verve sentiment
Ink: printer, Palette Noir
Paper: copic xpress, PTI Aqua Mist, PTI Hibiscus Burst, Jillybean Soup print
Extras: copics, stickles, nesties, sewing machine, dimensionals, melted bead accents

Friday, April 11, 2014

From the Heart Stamps

Have you seen the new Faithful Friends line at From the Heart Stamps? They are so cute and all come with coordinating sentiments. There is a big selection already, Faith has been on a roll! And I hear even more will be released.

I've used this little cutie called Just Because. Isn't she perfect for any occasion? I was thinking she would make some cute thinking of you, birthday or even lunch box notes. The sentiment came with her, too. Makes for easy matching!

Do you like this image? Would you like to win her? Faith has generously allowed the designers to post projects with the new images and offer a free one to one commenter. So, leave a comment here and I will select someone to win this image. I will announce the winner on Tuesday 4-15. And be sure to check out the other FTHS designers' blogs. I know for sure one other designer currently has a card up with a chance to win the image.

My sketch comes from Stick it Down Tuesday. Love this simple easy sketch, will definitely become a "go to"!

Card  Recipe:
Ink: printer
Paper: copic xprss, PTI Summer Sunrise, PTI Spring Rain, PTU Print
Extras: copics, nesties, dimensionals, stickles, PTI die, white pen, Trendy Twine

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Little Miss Muffet Challenge

We've got some fun going on at Little Miss Muffet today. There is a new challenge for you to play along with. The challenge is Distressing. Now, I must admit, I find distressing a bit stressful, but once I got going with the sharp edge thingy, I had lots of fun. The stamp I'm using is Little Miss Muffet Sonny Honeycloud Life's a Beach.  Stop by the Little Miss Muffet blog and check out the other gorgeous samples! Hope you will join the fun and play along with us!

Card Recipe:
Image: LMM Sonny Honeycloud Life's a Beach, LAD sentiment
Ink: printer, Palette Noir
Paper: copic xpress,  unknown print, PTI cardstocks in Spring Rain, Orange Zest and Simply Chartreuse
Extras: copics, sewing machine, sakura stardust pen, TH distressing tool, PTI ribbon, Queen and CO jelly dots, rhinestone

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bugaboo Humor Me Wednesday

It's Humor Me Wednesday over at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog today. We celebrate crazy, funny and silly holidays that aren't the norm every Wednesday. My card features Stella Clean with Vodka, in honor of April 7th, No Housework Day.

Stop over to the Catch the Bug blog and see what the DT has created for all the fun and silly days being celebrated this week.

Some challenges I would like to enter:

Card Recipe:
Image: Bugaboo Stella Clean with Vodka
Ink: printer
Paper: Copic xpress, SU prints, SU Gray and Coral
Extras: copics, card candy,  dimensionals, SU ribbon, pearls, crystal effects