Saturday, March 19, 2011

Donna Salazar Guest Design Team!

I am so excited!!! I found out I am going to be a guest designer for Donna Salazar!

Guest Designers for the 2011 - 2012 Design Team


USA Guest Designers (listed alphabetically)

Gini Williams - North Carolina

Jan Hennings, Iowa

Lynn Forsythe - New Hampshire

Mandy Harrel - Oregon

Rhonda Van Ginkel - Minnesota

Terre Fry - Arizona

International Guest Designers (listed alphabetically)

Beverly Cunningham, New Zealand

Danielle Aubroeck - The Netherlands

Erika Taylor - Canada

Leticia Seki - Brazil

Sandi Smith - Canada

Wendela Lam - The Netherlands

Friday, March 18, 2011

Chapel Road Stamps Inspiration

I have a super easy card to share with you tonight using a couple of stamp sets from Chapel Road/ Class Act. The fancy part of my card is the embossed background that was made with a Cuttlebug folder. After it was embossed and inked, then I used some Webster's Pages paper to back the opening. I stamped several butterflies from the Butterfly Square set in a shade slightly darker than my paper. Then, I stamped over the top of those with my birthday sentiment from Birthday Abermarle set. The silk ribbon bow was attached using a star charm pin.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the last Friday of each month. That's when we have the Chapel Road challenge ( and there is a prize to be won!)

Challenges:
Shabby Tea Room: Birthday
Bling it On : Anything goes with a charm
Simon Says Stamp Challenge : Birthday
Flourishes : Butterflies
Top Tip Tuesday : Birthday
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Stars
ABC - Birthday

Speed Challenge!


There is nothing like being sleepy and ready to go to bed, and then you see that one of your favorite stamp companies is having a speed challenge - and the card has to be posted by tomorrow morning. Well, I guess sleep is over-rated anyhow! So, I used one of my lovely Flourishes stamp - and I'm really hoping I will win some more to play with!


Challenges:
Flourishes: Speed Challenge

Thursday, March 17, 2011

PSA Essentials Luck of the Irish Blog Hop

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Welcome to the 2nd stop on the PSA Essentials Luck of the Irish Blog Hop. Do you have any special plans for the day? I'm making Reubens tonight with home made corned beef - yum! Well, you will certainly want to include this Blog Hop on your list of fun things to do today, because Libby is offering a fantastic prize. To play along and enter to win “The Luck of the Irish”, hop to each of the blogs and leave a comment telling the designer what you like about her work. Leave a comment on the PSA Blog and also become a follower (if you aren’t already!) She will choose one lucky person at random to win a custom stamp, 3 Peel & Stick packs, 2 inks & 1 alignment tool. That’s a retail value of $150 – good luck!

For my card I used a St. Patrick's stamp set from Flourishes. I picked out my cardstock first and then realized how great it looked with the Echo Park - For the Record paper laying on my desk. I guess it was a "little luck of the Irish" to just happen to match so perfectly!

Your next stop on this hop, is my sweet friend Jeanne. You only have until 12:00 am on 3/18 to enter - so you might want to get hopping!

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the full list for the hop. Good luck!

o HOST: PSA Stamp Camp: www.psastampcamp.blogspot.com

o Gini Cagle: http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/

o Jeanne Streiff - http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/?p=14037

o Jessica Morales: http://www.kinderstampo.com/

o Kandi Phillips: www.kraftykandikrafts.blogspot.com

o Kim Moreno- http://www.livingthecircuslife.blogspot.com/

o Linda - http://pkod.blogspot.com/

o Lisa Silver - http://silverstamping.blogspot.com/

o Mara Campbell - http://www.loveyourmotherearth.blogspot.com/

o Marie Ramirez - http://www.absosweetmarie.blogspot.com/

o Michelle Bertuzzi: http://jirokenscrapbookcorner.blogspot.com/

o Sharon, Prima - www.prima.typepad.com

o Stephanie Jones - http://pinkstarcreations.blogspot.com/

o Tracy Shultz - http://whoistracy.com/myhead


Challenges:

Flourishes: Cut Above the Rest (die cut edge)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dream








When my husband asked me to make something cool to decorate his classroom, I decided this banner would be a great inspiration piece - DREAM. It's really very sparkly in person - lots of layers of Smooch! The flowers are from the fantastic new Spellbinder's dies by Donna Salazar - Carnation Creations. I added some netting between the layers. For the leaves, I achieved a really shabby look by cutting them from Grunge paper, then painting them with Crackle paint in Shabby Shutters and then spritzing it with Smooch.

Challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room: Birthday Bash Celebration/Banner
Canvas Corp Banner contest

Flower Soft Hop - $50 Prize!


Welcome to another Flower Soft Hop. Today,The Flower Soft team will be showing you fun ways to use Flower Soft Card Toppers.You should have arrived here from my talented friend Debbie Seyer's blog. If not, you may want to go back to the Flower Soft blog and start there- you don't want to miss leaving a comment on any of the blogs, because...

One lucky blog hopper who comments on all the blogs will win a $50 Flower Soft gift certificate so comment on every post along the way!

The blog hop will remain open until Tuesday March 22nd. The winner will be announced on the Flower Soft blog on March 23rd.

If you get lost along the way please visit the Flower Soft blog where there will be a complete list of the Flower Soft Hop participants.


I used a topper from the very pretty collection - Country Village. You can build great layers in just a few minutes with just a few snips of the scissors and some foam adhesives. Add a little Flower Soft in Sweet Pea and Meadow, and it's like magic!


Now you will want to head over and see what gorgeous creation the sweet Cibele Glazer has to share with you!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring is almost here!


Spring is almost here - less than a week until the official start. So with that in mind, the Beary Scrap's latest challenge is Spring. After all of the snow from this winter, I don't think too many people will mind warmer weather and beautiful flowers.

I made a round card today using the Spellbinders Grand dies. Do you know how easy it is to make shaped cards with these large dies? I just scored my 12" cardstock at 6 inches, using my Scor-pal, then I taped the die down on the top of this fold with part of the die extending past the fold. This way when it cuts, it just cuts the shape up to the fold. My papers for today are once again Echo Park's For the Record. In the center of my handmade flower, I added one of the Beary Scraps mulberry roses (that I misted to match my card.)

I hope spring comes to visit you soon and that you will play along with our challenge. If you haven't checked out the prizes this month, you might want to see the goodies Kimm is giving away to celebrate our one year birthday!

Challenges:
Waltzing Mouse: sketch
Wild Orchid: dieing to punch it out
Simon Says: Anything Goes