Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bling it On!

I bet by now, you have had to put on your sunglasses from seeing all of the bling that the Beary Scrappy Gals have been sharing with you this week. This week's theme was so much easier for me than a CAS card!

I started with an image from Elisabeth Bell, which was just perfect for the Doodlebug Designs paper I had chosen.

In case you have ever wondered whether or not you can use our thick mulberry paper with your Cricut machine, I found out the answer is yes! I wanted my ice cream cone to have lots of texture, so I embossed the cone with the herringbone cuttlebug folder, and cut the ice cream out of Fuchsia mulberry paper. I was really pleased with the textures!

As for sparkles - this card has it all! Stickles, crystals, glitter paper!

Check back on the Beary Scrap DT blog on Monday to see our new inspirations!

Crafting Life's Pieces - sketch
Wild Orchids - Girly
Simon Says: Summertime Blues

Friday, August 13, 2010

Monthly Blog Hop Really Reasonable Ribbon - August Edition

On the 13th of each month, the Design Team for Really Reasonable Ribbon will host a blog hop. We will be highlighting different ribbons from the store - and every month, you will have the chance to win our Ribbon of the Month kit! How awesome is that? If you have been following the ribbon path to get here, you should have arrived from Kym's blog. If you just stumbled upon this hop, then you will want to go back to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings to start. Be sure to leave a little love at each team member's post to be eligible to win this month's kit.

Also, I have some Blog Candy up for grabs - just click on the link to find the entry details.

I made a heart easel card using a digital image from Elisabeth Bell. I punched holes around my heart using a Crop-o-dile, and then started adding lots of purple ribbon - Gingham purple, Purple-lavender woven dots, sheer ombre lavender/blue, satin reversible.

For my base, I used some of the scrumptious Sheer woven rosettes - lavender.
This ribbon is so gorgeous, and Bonnie has added new colors!!! Can you say, Gini's shopping basket is going to be overflowing?

So, I guess it's time to get hopping to the very talented Amber's Blog. I know she will have something fantastic to share with you.

Here is a blog hop list for you, just in case you get lost along the way.

Gini (You are here)
Trudy Sjolander

Artful Inkables: non-standard card/purple
Wild Orchids - One for the girls

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Animals and Insects, Dots and Stripes

It's another challenge day at Delightful Challenges. This week our theme is Animals and Insects, Dots and Stripes. I used the adorable Lara Ladybug (since she came with dots attached!).

Are you stopping by the shop each Friday to pick up the weekly freebie? You won't want to miss tomorrow's - he is so cute!

Also, Wendy drew this exclusive image that you can only get at Crafty Emma's Store.
All proceeds from the sale of this image will go to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in memory of Emma's Dad who was tracically killed at work in September 2009. So please stop by Emma's store and get your copy!

Corrosive Challenge: sketch

Falling for You with Really Reasonable Ribbon

I really love fall, so you will have to forgive me if I am rushing into using my autumn colors! But, I have to admit, that is my favorite palette ! This easel card features Hansel - a digital stamp from the Stamping Bazaar. I folded paper pleats and machine stitched Cranberry Grosgrain ribbon down on top of it. This made a really cool texture. I also used, I think my last piece of Brown crochet lace on the bottom portion of the card. Bonnie, you know I will be ordering more of that one! Doesn't this card just make you think of crisp, fall days? I can't wait!

Scrap Girl Angie - Red and Brown Easel card

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Flower Soft and Impression Obsession Blog Hop!

Are you ready for some fun?

The Impression Obsession and Flower Soft Design Teams are playing together for this hop!

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be 4 prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs:

Two $25 gift certificates from Flower Soft and two $25 gift certificates from Impression Obsession!!!

The prize winners will be announced on the Flower Soft Blog and The Impression Obsession blog on Wednesday August 18thth. Good luck!

If you didn’t start at the beginning of the hop please go to the beginning at the Flower Soft Blog.

For my first card, I used Shuttered Window Box accented with

Ultra Fine Flower Soft - Sage and
Flower Soft - Christmas Green
I love how much depth it adds to the flower box! I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday.

My 2nd card used the Watering Can Stairs Stamp, highlighted with Russet Red Flower Soft.

I used the sketch from CPS for this card.

Want even more inspiration? Do you like video tutorials? How about Challenges? Make sure and check out both Flower Soft TV and the Impression Obsession blog!

****Next on the hop is my very talented DT Sister, Jacque Beddingfield.

In case you get lost, here is the order of the blog:

The Flower Soft Blog
Jenny Gropp

Jeanne Streiff
Julie Koerber
Linda Beeson
Kathy Menzies
Deborah March
Vicki Garrett
Dina Kowal
Debbie Seyer
Laura Fulcher
Kelli Richardson
Gini Cagle (You are here)
Jacque Beddingfield
The Impression Obsession blog

Hope you enjoy the blog hop and thanks for looking!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Get Zesty with Karen's Doodles!

Welcome to Monday and another challenge day at Karen's Doodles. This week Joey has chosen the theme - Summer Zest. We want to see yellow, orange, lime green and a splash of blue. It really is a fun summer palate to play with!

I used Butterfly Puppy and think that he looks quite happy to be surrounded by such vibrant colors. The papers are from Kaisercraft.

There's not much time left for summer, so you better pull out your bright papers and have a go at this while you can. We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Pile it On - Butterflies, bugs, bees
Stamptacular Sunday - Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Flourishes - Kid's Play (Hide and Seek - because my tag is hidden)
Papertake Weekly - White and bright
ABC - "A" August
Color Throwdown - yellow, orange, green
Friday Sketchers - sketch
Colour Create - Hot pink, saffron, warm orange
Stamp Something - pic inspiration
By the Cute and Girly - animal antics
Clearly Delightful - Tag, you're it
Dutch Dare - open