Friday, August 31, 2012
Deacon Drummer, colored in for quite some time now. Time to put it to use. Yes, that's scrap designer paper, 2-sided to be exact. One more Christmas card to add to the pile!!
I hope you'll stop back tomorrow as I'll be showing off what I made for the new release at Doodle Pantry. Laurie is having a Labor Day sale now thru September 9th, 35% off your entire product purchase. Simply use the coupon code 35LABORDAY at checkout. When you see tomorrow's release, you'll want to fill your cart, so be sure and come back!!!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
End of Summer Beach Bash
Down by the Fishin' Hole
Anyway, welcome to our latest and greatest challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Another fabulous one, thanks Arlana!! And we have a new sponsor:
MilkCoffee Stamps is a digital image shop specialized in cute and girly images.There are 2 people behind this shop, Esmeralda and Nathaza. We are best buddies from our childhood with a common thing that we love so much: drawing. What we try to do is drawing various styles that suits different kind of tastes, so a lot of people with different style can still play along with our image for their cards.
Right now we have 8 talented DT ladies who always help us to have fun together with our weekly challenge at our challenge blog here. Also we have monthly colour challenge at our main blog. You can check it here. It's very nice to see a lot of people join and have fun at our challenge.
In the future we still want to make more cute images that is loved and used happily by many people.
Thanks for sponsoring us this week Esme and Nathaza!! They are generously offering our winner 3 FREE digis!!!!
Let's Go Fishing. In my forever quest to clean up and organize (oh bother, like that will ever happen!!), I found this delightful green, blue and brown paper. I knew immediately it would be perfect paired up with this little guy. I look forward to you joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Have a wonderful today.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Thanks, My Nutty Friend!!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Glad We're Friends
On a side note, did you notice the Back to School sale going on at Clear Dollar Stamps? 25% off anything that ships (enter the code BACK2SCHOOL) and shipping is only $3!! Time to stock up!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Here's a clean and very simple card for a challenge over at The Outlawz - use your flag as inspiration. While digging around all my scrapbooking "stuff," I found these patriotic epoxy stickers. How perfect for the challenge. Two score lines and a happy birthday wish and it is done. Fun, fun, fun!!!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sweet Summer Fun
Bugaboo Digi Stamps. Owner Jodi is offering our winner 7 free digis of their choice!! I say this from experience, good luck narrowing it down to just 7!!!
AKV Rollerskate. Ahhhh the memories of every Saturday afternoon going to the roller rink, hoping a boy would ask me to skate with him on the couples skate so we could hold hands!! Mind you, this was not rollerblades but the old fashion real roller skates. I never mastered skating backwards, always seemed to fall down a lot, but sure had loads of fun with my friends. And I know you'll have lots of fun with this sketch, so join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Clean and Simple With a Twist
The Stamping Boutique, they are our generous sponsor this month so be sure and check out the store. And I can't wait to see what you create for our challenge this month, CAS with no primary colors.
Wanna Know What's Hot Hot Hot??
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy "seeing" my friends in blog world!
Monday, August 20, 2012
Seems a Little Sketchy
Woodland Animals. I decided to go with this sweet fawn for two reasons: first, I knew I had a PaperTrey Ink set with a perfect sentiment and second, we have a doe and her fawn visit us almost every day in our back yard. I know I should chase them away, but I am simply mesmerized by their beauty.
I look forward to seeing what you create with our latest sketch. Be sure and check out what the rest of the DT at Seems a Little Sketchy has made as inspiration. Enjoy your today...even though it's Monday!!
Sunday, August 19, 2012
CDS August Blog Hop
Welcome to our monthly blog hop at Clear Dollar Stamps. If you got here from Sarah's blog, then you're right on track. If not, I'd suggest going back to the beginning to the CDS Blog. After all, when there's a prize involved, you'll want to comment on every blog!! What's the prize...why a $25 gift certificate for digital stamps at the CDS Store!!
Our theme for this month's blog hop was "Use a Sentiment Only. No images allowed." Challenging and fun at the same time! Well, once again, I couldn't make just one card. I ended up making two using the same layout but a different sentiment, paper and brad embellishment.
Totally Tags. I have drawers filled with fun shaped brads, so I matched them up with the sentiments in this set. So an adorable spider (say what?!) brad paired up with the "Trick or Treat" tag. I found some fun paper and the spider web embossing folder. Oh, and the sketch is from Operation Write Home - check it out HERE.
I'm the last stop of our August blog hop. I really hope you've enjoyed our "sentiments only" cards. Remember, to increase your chances of winning, be sure and comment on every blog. Not only is the winner chosen randomly, but the DT member's blog that the winner comes from is also random. Have a wonderful today.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Fresh Brewed Rubbah Blog Hop!!
Hello and Welcome to the August Fresh Brewed Designs Three Day Blog Hop!
If you are getting here from Annette's blog, My Clever Creations, then you are right on track.
If you are just finding your way to our fun filled, extra caffeinated blog hop, then please start at the beginning here, Fresh Brewed Challenges.
The Fresh Brewed Designs Team and Guests have put together another HOT blog hop for you that starts TODAY and lasts ALL THIS WEEKEND featuring handmade cards inspired by our new released Rubber Stamps. You may remember that these, just as a few others in our rubber collection, once started as digis. We were literally begged to put them into rubber.... so after a year of their hibernating, here they are! Back and better than ever - ready to be created with and to make you smile.
Freshly Made Sketches and my card is complete. My sentiment is also Fresh Brewed rubber and can be found HERE.
For the duration of the hop, you can get the 2 newly released stamps (Coffee Truck and Joe) and a fun set of eight 4x6 American Craft double sided papers (cut by Heather) for just $11. Drop on by the shop to snag yours before it is too late!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
You can continue on with your caffeine addiction by heading over to Heather's blog, Heather's Coffee Break.
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!!!
Freshly Brewed Challenges
Sarah: Sarah's Stamping and Stuff
Catherine: Paper Addict Catherine
Celeste: Touched by a Butterfly
Sheryl: Ink and Lace With Sheryl Cauble
Tracy: Eat Sleep Stamp
Yolanda: Just Yolie, Just Create
Vanessa: Vanessa's Paper Creations
Annette: My Clever Creations
Linda: The Stamper's Touch - you are here
Heather: Heather's Coffee Break
Friday, August 17, 2012
Autumn Blog Hop with Sean and Regina
Hi everyone! Thanks for playing along in our August blog hop! The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina is featuring cards and sentiments celebrating the fall season this month! After a very hot and humid July, most of us are looking forward to a cool and colorful fall! When we think of fall, our minds swirl like we are surrounded by falling leaves and a crisp cool breeze in the air. Each host/hostess will have a card creation posted that is his/her representation of what fall means to them.
Scrapbook Stamp Society is our blog hop sponsor! The overall winner will receive digi’s from our sponsor. Please visit them at http://scrapbookstampsociety.com/index.php?! Also some of our blog hop host/hostess designers will be offering blog candy as prizes on their blog sites, so please do not forget to visit his/her blog (and leave a comment) to be eligible for bonus blog hop prizes!
It's the color of autumn that I simply adore -- the oranges, yellows reds and burgundies. Now I'm always trying to think outside the box, so I went with a stamp set, Hello Sunshine by GinaK. Yes, it is more of a summer time set, but the moment I saw those three different long stemmed flower images, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. So I pulled out my markers and inked up my stamp. I was inspired by a sketch from Operation Write Home, #132 to be exact. The paper is a strip of Basic Grey's Eerie collection, the embossing folder of pumpkins, and the sentiment is from Sweet & Sassy. Such a fun and easy card to make, I decided to make two more using the same layout -- after all, I have three nieces I send cards to regularly for no real reason AND there are three long stemmed flower stamps in this set!!!!
Here I used the thumping technique on the flowers - simply tapping the side of a darker marker over my already inked up flower. This strip of paper comes from Cosmo Cricket's Matilda paper pad.
And card #3, just adding brown marker over the yellow. I meant to put pearls or rhinestones in the center but got too excited to snap some pics to show. Since these are going in the mail, I think I'll avoid the bulk! My strip of paper is Apple Cider from Imaginisce.
1. Leave a comment on Regina’s blog first (and become a follower to enter a chance to win the grand prize from Scrapbook Stamp Society)! :)
3. At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop prize from our sponsor and select blog hop hosts for Bonus Blog Candy. The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8pm CST. Winners of the Grand Prize and bonus Blog Candy will be announced Tuesday, August 21, 2012.
Sean Fetterman http://cardcraftyclub.blogspot.com
Regina Hardy http://cardsbyregina.blogspot.com
Zenita Smith http://scrappinwithz.blogspot.com
Melissa Cash http://INKclinations.blogspot.com
Linda Anderson http://stamperstouch.blogspot.com -- You are here!
Kay Simmons http://livinlifeinthecreativelane.blogspot.com
Donna Rinckel http://indianainking.blogspot.com
Ina Grehan http://littlebitsofcraft.blogspot.com
Roxie Nitti http://rnittistamping.stampinup.blogspot.com
Aixa Mercado http://www.cardjewels.com
Jennifer Restivo http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
Tracy Palmer http://craftymomfl.blogspot.com
Thank you for visiting my blog. Now, go to Kay’s blog at Livin' Life in the Creative Lane.
1. Leave a comment on Regina’s blog first (and become a follower to enter a chance to win the grand prize from Scrapbook Stamp Society)! :)
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
CDS August Digi Release
Clearly Digital Stamps (formerly known as Clear Dollar Stamps). I was so excited when Lisa Lara started creating the color version of her digis!! Her sets are adorable and this one, Bookworms is no exception. For this month's release I decided to make two cards for each set, using the same layout but different papers - and all scraps for these two!!
Words of Sympathy. I really liked the sentiments with pops of color. Now here I used two of the digital papers also included in the set. Again, the same layout too.
Check out all the newly released sets and DT samples HERE on the CDS blog. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Weatherman called for sunny skies so I did laundry to hang outside. Well, I haven't seen the sun yet!!!!! Keeping fingers crossed it will make a grand appearance.
Happy B-day From Sammy
Digi Stamp Boutique. Here's a little bit about Digi Stamp Boutique from owner Sally Ann's own pen:
Sammy. I adore this image with his big eyes and darling little froggie pal. I paper pieced his a new top which gives off a hippie vibe to me!! All the papers are from Basic Grey's Archaic line...just the right colors for fall and boy!!! Thanks for stopping. Now I hope you get a chance to play along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
A Holiday Hello
Welcome to another fun challenge over at the Fresh Brewed Blog -- NO DIGIS, or else!!! I went with the lovely Fresh Brewed Designs rubber stamp, Wreath Girl. Because of my lack of creativity, I thought a simple, and mailable, Christmas card was the way to go! I went with my favorite 4.25" square card too. The little red berry stickers on the wreath are the only embellies, and they help keep the card nice and flat. Hope you can join us for the NO DIGIS challenge this week at the Fresh Brewed Blog. And be sure to come back on Saturday for our Rubber Stamp Release Blog Hop. You won't want to miss out on the fun.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
You Make Me Smile
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Spread Your Wings
Thanks for stopping in today. Hope you have a wonderful week.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Have a Blast
Well I'm off to do a little house work and a lot of stamping, if everything works out the way I want them to that is! Enjoy your weekend.
Friday, August 10, 2012
I Thought of You Today
Digi Doodle Shop - things with wings
Charisma Cardz Challenges - animal and flowers
The Outlawz Challenges - Monday's Greeting Cards - Anything Goes
Enjoy your weekend. I hope to get lots of stamping done!
Thursday, August 9, 2012
For My Teacher
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Sweet Happy Birthday
A big thanks to our sponsor this week, Elisabeth Bell. Our winner will receive their choice of two of the three digital images shown here, the same three images the DT had the privilege of creating with:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We always love to see your creations.
Today is Your Day!
There's lots more fun going on, Fresh Brewed style over at our Facebook group. Be sure and join so you too can play along in the challenge - my favorite, sketch!! We also have our August blog hop comin' up August 18-20. That's another "you don't want to miss it" moment!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Let Your Day Soar!
HERE on the Fresh Brewed Blog.