Friday, December 9, 2011

Crafters Companion Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crafter's Companion USA Christmas blog hop!

We are so excited to be giving away so many of Crafter's Companion's fabulous products, as well as sharing many Christmas project ideas. If you are coming from Stacy's Blog, you are in the right place. If not, make sure you head over to Crafter’s Companion USA over here, where the blog hop starts. We are giving away a prize on every blog, including the entire set of our new Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to one lucky winner who posts a comment on every blog. These markers are so new, that you will be receiving our first prototype of them. That's 72 markers!



Spectrum Noir pens are alcohol ink based which have been designed specifically for crafters, but these affordable markers are also great for beginners, students and hobby artists alike. Each pen is double-ended, with a broad chisel nib for large area fills and a fine bullet tip for detailed work. Spectrum Noir marker pens will soon be available in 168 colour shades including a colourless blender. The colours blend seamlessly and can be mixed or layered over each other. These fast drying, alcohol based markers are acid-free and non-toxic, and the coloured ends of the pen allow for easy colour identification. (Please note: The design of the pen, color names and numbers may be different than the pens that will be released in January.) The image colour has been reproduced as accurately as possible.

For today's blog hop project I created a card with the Humphrey stamp called 1st Christmas which is also the stamp that I will be giving away during the hop to one lucky random commenter. Just comment before Sunday December 11th at midnight for your chance to win. All the winners' names will be posted at Crafter's Companion USA News blog on Tueday December 13th. (Must be a U.S. resident to win).


Your next stop is the talented Jinky
Thank you for joining us today and GOOD LUCK!!!!

Ann

Crafter’s Companion News Blog - http://crafterscompanion.blogspot.com/
Lisette - http://totallyinkspired.blogspot.com/
Holley - http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com/
Lynda - http://positive-force.blogspot.com/
Amy - http://yorkieluver2.blogspot.com/
Denise - http://lalasworldblog.blogspot.com/
Khristen - http://khristenscraftroom.blogspot.com/
Stacy - http://scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com/
Ann - http://stampwithme-ann.blogspot.com/
Jinky - http://www.jinkyscrafts.blogspot.com/
Crafter’s Companion News Blog - http://crafterscompanion.blogspot.com/

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Paint Fusion with Sheena Douglass



Hi Everyone!! It always amazes me how simple it is to paint something beautiful with the Paint Fusion system by Sheena Douglass. I always get started staring at all my materials with such fear and then once you get started and follow her super easy directions you get so motivated at what you are creating.

Sheena Douglass's new Christmas line, which we are all previewing for you this week, has warm and festive images for all of your Christmas need. Today I chose to go with the image "Tree". I stamped my large image twice and painted them with acrylic paint and my brushes. Then I stamped the background images onto my cardstock to make it look like a forest and I cut out my larger trees and popped them up with dimensionals. The beautiful scroll on the bottom of the card was created using my Ultimate Crafters Tool. It is one of the embossing features of the tool and then I just added a few tiny crystals for a bit of bling.

I hope you are enjoying the Sheena Douglass Paint Fusion Previews from Crafters Companion. Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Monday, October 17, 2011

I Wheelie Love You



Played with some of last months release from The Cats Pajamas. Today I used the cutest set called Wheel Love. I always find this little bunnies ears to be so intimidating to color....they are huge but I do like the way he came out today.

I started by stamping my image onto Xpress Blending Paper and coloring with copics. My dp is MME 6 x 6 Happier. All cardstock is from PTI and so is my ribbon. I dry embossed my bluish panels and of course my image is cut out with circle nesties.

Thanks so much for popping in today. Hope you enjoy your day!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

On Your Special Day

Well Crafters Companion is at it again!! Cute cute cute new Humphrey stamps being released and todays stamp is called Special Day.

I stamped my image onto Xpress blending paper and colored with copics. My dp is MME and all my embellies were in my stash.

You will definitely want to head over to Crafters Companion to check out this and all the Humphrey Corner stamps. You will be very pleased that you did.

Thanks much for stopping by today!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Kick some Grass



I just LOVE this adorable sentiment, and the sentiment and image are from a set from The Cats Pajamas called just that, Kick some Grass.

I stamped my image onto Xpress Blending Paper and colored with my copics. My paper is MME 6 x 6 Blink of an Eye. All of my cardstock is PTI and that gorgeous ribbon is from The Ribbon Carousel. It is the V twill ribbon found here.

Thanks much for stopping by to say Hi!!! Hope you have a fantastic day!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

HELLO again and a Crafters Companion Giveaway

Hi All!! I know it has been so long since I have posted. Alittle over a month to be exact. We had a few storms a little while back that left my crafting room with alittle more damage than I originally thought and it took me a bit to get things back in order but I am back now and will slowly start to post again on a regular basis but I wanted to bring you some super exciting news from Crafters Companion. While I was unable to stamp they came out with 3 awesome releases that I just know you are going to want to take a look at. Popcorn Birthday, Popcorn Pals and SWALK 4. Adorable cannot even describe these new stamps. They will just make your heart swoon. Go and check them out.

While over on the Crafters Companion blog you are also going to want to be part of our SWALK 4 Giveaway. Crafters Companion is sooooo generous they have decided to give away the entire SWALK 4 Collection to one lucky US Resident. For a chance to win all you have to do is become a follower at Crafters and leave a comment on this post at Crafters. For a second chance to win, post about the contest on YOUR blog or sidebar and leave another comment. Here is what the set looks like:

So good luck to all US Residents who enter!!! This is an amazing give away. Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back during the week.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pumpkins on a Vine



Today is the last day of previews for this months There She Goes Release and I am sure you have been loving all the goodness all week long. This last set called Pumpkins on a Vine is as precious as they come. I am not usually a lover of fall or Halloween stamps but these just won me over. Here is alittle bit about todays set:

It’s almost time for the seasons to change and Torico has illustrated some adorable little girls just in time for autumn! The images in this set were sized so that they can also be used with other stamp sets from Torico’s line for even more versatility.
Pumpkins On A Vine is a 4x6 set that includes a total of 15 stamps and will sell for $15.
Would you like a chance to win the Pumpkins On A Vine stamp set Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Pumpkins On A Vine Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Pumpkins On A Vine stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday Aug. 27th during the Release Party Chat.

For todays card I colored my image with copics and cut it out with my circle nesties. My dp is an old DCWV Fall Stack that I pull out this time every year. My ribbon is PTI I had these tiny crystals in stock.

I am sure you came to me from Angela's Blog. Next up on the hop is Christine who I am sure has something gorgeous to show you. I am hoping you will all join us at the Release Party Chat on Saturday night. If all goes well with this Hurricane plowing up the east coast and I do not lose electricity I will be there too. Enjoy the rest of your hop!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Youre Fabulous!!



Hello and welcome to day 2 of the There She Goes Previews. Todays gorgeous set is called Fabulous. Yes Torico has done it again with her greatness!! I just love all the endless possibilities you have with this set. Here is alittle bit about this set:

No stamp collection is complete without a great set of background images that you can use in a variety of different ways. This fabulous new set illustrated by Torico will have you reaching for it over and over again for all of your stamping needs!

Fabulous is a 4x6 set that includes a total of 13 stamps and will sell for $15.

Would you like a chance to win the Fabulous stamp set Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Fabulous Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Fabulous stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday Aug. 27th during the Release Party Chat

So I just know you will want to have a chance to win this amazing set right? Well you know the drill. You should have come to me via Angelas Blog. I hope you did. Up next is Christine. Just hop on through and leave comments on all the Trendsetters Blogs for your chance.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with more "fabulousness" from There She Goes.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Cute Little Hello



Happy Wednesday Everyone!! I am here today to share a little set of notecards I made with some goodies from Crafters Companion. With the kids going back to school, these will be great for quick communication with the teachers. Pretty enough and simple enough. I started with beige and pink cardstock and stamped my image and sentiment from the Flower Fairies Winter Collection in a chocolate brown. I cut all my paper with my Ultimate Crafters Companion. I popped my layers up with dimensionals and made tiny envelopes with my Envelobox Creator. Then I finished things off with a few tiny pearls and I am done. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy your day!!!

It is a Beautiful Day!!!



And yes it is!!!! I was back in my craft room today after having a 4 inch flood which caused a bit of damage. It has been a very "interesting" week here at Casa de Kranitz and I am glad things are on the upward swing. I am especially glad to be bringing you day one of the There She Goes Release. OMG wait till you see the royal cuteness coming this week!!! You will love everything but todays preview is called Beautiful Day and here is alittle bit about it:

First there were fairy tales and then fairies and now she has added a touch of country cottage to her fabulous build a scene stamp line! Use alone or along with the other stamp sets designed by Di to create wonderful handmade creations.

Beautiful Day is a 4x6 set that includes a total of 10 stamps and will sell for $15.

Would you like a chance to win the Beautiful Day stamp set Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Beautiful Day Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Beautiful Day stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday Aug. 27th during the Release Party Chat.

So there it is my friends.....you know the rules....leave comments along the way for a chance to win each days set. I hope you are coming to me from Angela's awesome blog...next up is the talented Christine. Have fun along the Blog Hop and Good Luck!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

You Float my Boat



Made a card today using the cute new set from There She Goes called Float my Boat. I started by stamping my image onto Xpress Blending paper and coloring with my copics. I am still on a "use my scraps" kick so I pulled these two papers off my pile. I think they go perfect with this sweet image. My two border dies are from MFT and my bakers twine is from Ribbon Carousel. Button and crystals are from Michaels.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Crafters Companion Winner

Almost forgot to get a winner for the Envelobox Creator. But the winner is lucky Made By Karla at Madebykarla10 dot blogspot dot com.

Congrats Karla.....please contact me at akranitz at msn dot com and send me your mailing addy for me to forward to Crafters Companion.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Shake your tail feathers



Hi. I had a tiny bit of time today to get some stamping done so I went right for a new set from There She Goes Stamps called Zoo-pendous. Fun Fun Fun set to play with.

I stamped my image and colored it with copics. My dp is MME Lime and Twist. My ribbon is gorgeous seam binding from The Ribbon Carousel and both my scallop and double scallop  are from MFT.

Thanks for popping in today. Have a great day!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Crafters Companion Give away

Crafters Companion is a unique and very generous company and I am super glad to be working with them. They have decided to give away one Envelobox Creator on each DT Members Blog. Not only is the Envelobox Creator great for making envelopes for bulky items, but you can make awesome, unique projects as well.



They have given the entire design team an Envelobox to give away on their blogs to one lucky U.S. resident! Here's how you can own this amazing tool. Simply become a follower of Crafter's Companion USA challenge blog and leave a comment on this post. You must do this to win. If you'd like a couple more chances to win this post about this giveaway on your blog or sidebar and become a fan of our Facebook page. For each of these things leave a separate comment here. This giveaway will run for one week from August 1st through August 7th. I will pick a winner on Monday, August 8th.


Every single design team member is giving away an Envelobox board, so be sure to check out all their blogs as well to increase your odds of winning one of these fabulous tools. You can find their blogs on the Crafters Companion News blog.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ssssso glad to see you!!!



Today is our last day of sneak peaks for There She Goes. Today we are previewing a new set called Zoopendous. It was collaborative creation between Melyssa and Judy. Here are some more deets on this set:

Peacocks, and hippos and snakes, oh my! Judy Rozema was our lucky winner from this year’s Mother Of All Blog Hops and one of her prizes was the chance to work with TSG to design a stamp set in a theme of her choice. She said that she would like a fun zoo stamp set that incorporated some animals that are different than you might find in other stamp sets and we knew just who the perfect illustrator would be for this! Melyssa’s adorably whimsical zoo animals will have you going wild!

Zoo-pendous is a 6x8 set that will sell for $24.

Would you like a chance to win the Zoo-pendous stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Zoo-pendous Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Zoo-pendous stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday July 30th during the Release Party

Here is my creation for today. Like I did with the rest of the week, I used scraps off my pile to make this card so I do not know whose paper I used. I colored my little guy with copics and cut it out using Labels 1 nesties. I added alittle coat of crystal effects on the eyes which I am not sure you can see. Then I could not figure out a good place for the sentiment on the front so I created alittle panel inside for it.



Dont forget to leave comments all the way through the blog hop for a chance to win todays set. I am hoping you came to me from Angelas blog. Up next after me is Christine. Have fun along the hop and I cant wait to see you at the Release Party on Saturday!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I miss you a Boatload


Day two of release previews for There She Goes. This is a new set created by Torico and is another A-dorable creation from her. Here is alittle clip about the set:

Awhile back Torico had posted some of her sketches on her Facebook page and this adorable boy and his puppy got lots of attention! So many of you said that it needed to be made into a stamp and we agreed. Not only is this mini set great by itself but it can also be combined with many of Torico’s other TSG stamp sets for even more versatility!

Float My Boat is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 9 stamps and will sell for $7

Would you like a chance to win the Float My Boat stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Float My Boat Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Float My Boat stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday July 30th during the Release Party Chat.

For my card today I went with a bit of a masculine color scheme. I have been trying to use some of the larger scraps on my pile so I am sorry that I dont know what paper I used. My gorgeous seam binding is from The Ribbon Carousel. Now I hope you are following along on the hop. If you are you should have come to me from the TSG Blog. Next up after me is Christine. Have fun hopping along and good luck. Hope you are one of the winners this month. Dont forget the release party will be Saturday. Please join us!!


Happy Birthday with Humphrey



Hi Everyone!! I made a card today using a Humphrey stamp called Birthday Girl from Crafters Companion. Dont you just love that sweet little face?
I started today by stamping my image onto cardstock and coloring with copics. I cut all my panels with the Utimate Crafters Companion and glued all my panels together using Mono Multi Glue. Then I embellished a little with a few green crystals and twine that I had in my stash.

There are many Humphrey stamps at Crafters Companion for you to choose from and right now the entire Humphrey bundle is on sale for 24.95.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy your day!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Get Your Thong On!!!



I am so excited that this week has finally arrived. We are starting release previews from There She Goes Stamps and I am just in love with all the new sets!!! I just know you will be too. Todays set is called Get Your Thong On. Here is alittle info on the set:

Melyssa will have you giggling at this mini set that features fabulous flip flops and sassy sentiments! These ‘thongs’ are perfect for coloring, paper piecing, creating backgrounds and so much more. This mini set will be the perfect addition to your summer stamp collection!

Get Your Thong On is a 2x6 set that includes a total of 11 stamps and will sell for $7.

Would you like a chance to win the Get Your Thong On stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Get Your Thong On Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Get Your Thong On stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday July 30th during the Release Party Chat.

I had so much fun creating this card today. I used lots of fun scraps that I had on my desk and some yummy ribbon from my fellow DT Sister Corinnas store The Ribbon Carousel. Now dont forget that you can win todays set by leaving comments on each of the DT members blogs. Hopefully you came from Angelas Blog. Up next is Christine. Follow along, leave comments and then end your hop at the TSG Blog.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Hold on to your dreams

We have a fun Sketch Challenge for you over at Crafters Companion. I made alittle Inspiration piece for all of you. Here is alittle sneak peak. Come take a look and play along.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Wishing you all kinds of Happiness!




Hi All!! We just got back from our family vacation to Lake George. We had such a fabulous time. The weather was perfect and so were the kids. I could not have asked for a better time. I made this card from There She Goes before I left but never had a chance to post it, and it was a good thing I got it done before hand because we were not able to take ALL of my crafting supplies that I wanted to. My husband thought he brought the necessary box but left behind the ink and stamps. Soooooo a week without crafting for me. I am going to make up for lost time tomorrow for sure. But todays card is made with the There She Goes set called Blossom by Blossom (which I just noticed is out of stock). I decided to do some paper piecing with this little sweetie and then colored the rest with copics. My paper is MME and my flowers and border were made with MFT Dienamics.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I am glad to be home to get to my craft room but I am also afraid to go down there and face the MOUND of laundry we brought home!!! LOL. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

TSG114 Glitter, Glitz and Bling for the 4th of July




Happy Fourth of July!!! If you are in the states than you are enjoying a nice 3 day weekend. I hope the weather by you in working in your favor.

I have a quick card to show you today. It is mine turn this week to issue the There She Goes Weekly Challenge and what would the Fourth of July be without alittle Glitz Glitter and Bling!!!

For my card today I used our Out of this World set and created alittle fire work display for you to enjoy. It is just alittle 3 x 3 card that I will leave for my kids tomorrow morning.

I hope you will play along with us this week. Check out the challenge on the There She Goes Blog. It is TSG114. Cant wait to see what you come up with!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your day!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Best Wishes for a Fabulous Day



This new Fairy Best set from There She Goes keeps calling my name. I had to play with it today. I love this little mushroom image and thought what a nice friendship card it would make. The dp I used today is MME Happy Go Lucky. Ribbon and brads were from Michaels and my border punch is MFT.

The weather here is so fabulous. My family is so nice and tan already and I have yet to get down to the beach. I am thinking maybe this weekend I will be brave enough to bear the bod for the first time this summer!!!! LOL...wish me luck.....

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hello Friend

Had a chance to play with some more Verve Stamps that have been neglected. Followed the Viva la Verve sketch from Week 2 of June. Brads were in stash and ribbon is from Michaels. My border was cut from MFT's die namics.

Thanks for popping by today!!! Off to enjoy a nice summer evening.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Thank You

I had a chance to play with some Verve stamps that I have been neglecting and I used a sketch from the week one of Viva la Verve challenge. LOVE how this came out. My dp is Theresa Collins, sheer ribbon is from Michaels. The pearls I had in stash and my border is the double scallop die namics from MFT. Now let me see if I can remember the Verve goodies that I used.....Friendly Phrases for the sentiment, classy labels die, Love notes and I cant remember which set I used for the red floral.

Thanks for stopping by!!! Enjoy your day!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Follow your Dreams

I had some free time to play today so I went straight to a new set being released Saturday night from There She Goes called Fairy Best. The images are precious and I just know you will enjoy this set!!! Come join us Saturday night for the release party and all the fun that goes with it. These girls have FUN!!!

For my card I colored my image with copics and cut it out with square nesties. My dp is from a new pad I purchased from Echo Park and cardstock and ribbon are PTI.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you enjoy your weekend!! Hope to see you at the There She Goes Release Party!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Make a Splash Blog Hop



Sadly this is the last day of previews for this month at There She Goes, but good thing is that the stamps will be on sale Saturday night after the release party. Hope to see you there.

Todays preview is called Make a Splash and I had so much fun making this card. Is this little mermaid just the cutest. I loved using glitter on her tail also. It added a nice touch. Here is some info about this set:

One of the best things about the summer is being able to go for a refreshing swim. Whether you prefer a lake, ocean or pool- you will love this new stamp set illustrated by Torico! Make A Splash will have you saying "Mermaids, seahorse and fish ohmy!".

Make A Splash is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 21stamps and will sell for $18.

Would you like a chance to win the Make A Splash stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Make A Splash Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Make A Splash stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (June 25th) during the Release Party

So you know the rules. Leave a comment on each of the Trendsetters blogs and you will be in the running for todays stamp set. You hopefully have found your way to me via Angela's amazing Blog. Next up is Christine who I am sure has some awesome eye candy for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the hop and I will see you Saturday at the Release Party!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Vroom and Hibiscus Blog Hop



Two more new sets today to share with you from There She Goes Stamps. Vroom and Hibiscus. With Hibiscus you can build a ton of different flower combos in all kinds of different colors and Vroom is a fun little set that also coordinates with Freeze the Moment. Here is alittle bit about these two sets:

This adorable car illustrated by Melyssa is great to make a fun, every day card for family and friends! The larger car featured in this mini set was sized so that it could also be used with Leah (who can be seen in the Freeze The Moment stamp set).

Vroom
is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 6 stamps and will sell for $7.

These gorgeous tropical flowers were illustrated by Torico and will quickly become a favorite from your summer stamping collection! Use them to create beautiful custom designer paper, color in the line art images to use as a focal point for your project or pair them with a TSG sentiment stamp set for a card that can be given for any occasion.

Hibiscus is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 7 stamps and will sell for $7.

Would you like a chance to win the Vroom / Hibiscus stamp sets? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Vroom / Hibiscus Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Vroom / Hibiscus stamp sets. The winner will be announced Saturday (June 25th) during the Release Party Chat.

My Hibiscus card is very simple with my flowers cut out and mounted on a cut out from blossoms nesties. All my flowers are colored with copics. My Vroom card is made with papers from MME and I added a ton of silver brads from Michaels.

I hope you are following the blog hop. If so you will have arrived here from Angelas Blog and next up in the line up is Christine. Dont forget to leave a comment all the way through the hop for a chance to win todays sets. All winners will be announced Saturday night at the release party. Hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoy your day.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Humphrey is coming



This is a card made for Crafters Companion using a soon to be released stamp set from Humphrey Corners. This one is called Birthday Girl.  Super sweet right. I started by stamping my image and coloring with copics. My dp is a scrap I had on my desk and I used some lemondrop twine and a yellow button to finish things off.

Head over to Crafters Companion to check out all the goodies they have to offer. Including the Humphrey Corners line of stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you enjoy your day.

You are the Fairy Best!!




Okay it is my favorite time of the month. I get to share the new release from There She Goes, and as always you will be drooling over these sweet stamps. Today I am going to share Fairy Best with you. Here is alittle bit about the set:

Last month Di was enchanting us with her adorable prince and princess stamp set and this month she is bringing us a magical fairies. These fun and whimsical images were sized so that they can work together with the Once Upon A Time stamp set for you to create even more scenes!
The Fairy Bestis a 4x8 set that includes a total of 13 stamps and will sell for $18.

Would you like a chance to win The Fairy Best stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their The Fairy Best Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own The Fairy Best stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (June 25th) during the Release Party Chat.

My card today is made using paper from Echo Parks Spring Collection and all my flowers were from Michaels. I colored with copics and used my circle and scallop circle nestabilites to cut out my image.

So you need to be following the blog hop and leave comments along the way in order to have a chance to win this adorable set. If you are then you should be coming to me from Angela's gorgeous blog and next up after me is the super talented Christine. I hope you enjoy the hop and I will see you at the release party on Saturday night!!! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Just Fluttering By



Sketch 80 at Skipping Stones Design today. SSD80. It is a fun sketch. I love making circle cards and never think to do them on my own unless I am challenged with a sketch. You can find out all the deets about the sketch here.

For my card today I used the set Dandelion Dreams (which I just noticed is sold out...sorry about that) and some MME paper. I created alittle scallop border with MFT open scallop die and used labels 11 nesties to cut out my sentiment panel.

Be sure to check out the rest of my DT sisters creations over at Skipping Stones Design.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lighten Up



I had a chance to play alittle in my craft room so I pulled out a fun set from There She Goes called Lighten up which is a fun set made up of a variety of lamp shades and bases that can create a TON of possibilities with fun sentiments. Go check it out!!

I stamped the base of the lamp and colored wih my copics. Then stamped the shade onto cardstock and designer paper. Cut them out, glued them together and popped it up on dimensionals for a fun effect. The dp I used was MME. All cardstock is PTI, lace is from Michaels, flowers are primas with a flower brad in the center and my leaves were made with a sizzix die from SU.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Today is the last day of full classes for both of my kidlets so my house will be CRAZY later!!! LOL...I am glad I got a chance to post this now. Enjoy your day!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Welcome to our Dog Hop!!!

 
 
Welcome to Sketch Challenge 80 and the release of Dogs Vol 1! If you just came from Latisha"s blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened along my blog today, start at the beginning of the hop at Skipping Stones Design. The entire hop order is there and you can hop from blog to blog with ease.
 
For my card today I inked up this cute little shaggy dog. Dont know actually what kind of dog it is but so cute none the less. My DP is MME, ribbon is SU, flowers are prima with a Making Memories brad in the center and pearls are from Michaels.

Be sure to hop along and leave comments on all the fabulous designers blogs. This month we are welcoming the super talented Latisha Yoast, Dina Kowal and Karn Akesdotter to our team as Guest Designers! Latisha will be providing all the fabulous sketch inspiration this month including the awesome sketch we're using in today's hop!

Head over to Karin's blog for some more Skipping Stones Design inspiration!


Latisha Yoast http://crafteebee.blogspot.com/


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Breakthroughs



Hi All. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. It has cooled off tremendously here on Long Island so I did some house organizing and got some crafting done. For todays card I used a very pretty set from There She Goes called Thinking of You. I stamped my flower image behind my sentiment is pumpkin ink and stampe the sentiment using chocolate brown. I cut out the panel using Labels 11. My designer paper is a mix of MME Stella Rose and my brads and ribbon are SU. A friend of mine had a super tough week so I am going to send this on to her for a little pick me up.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by today!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fairyopolis from Crafters Companion



Hi All!!!   Today and I have a sweet card to share with you that was made with a lot of yummy Fairyopolis goodness from Crafters Companion.

I started to create my card by picking the beautiful paper from the Fairyopolis 12 x 12 paper pack. I cut some of my layers on my card with the Ultimate Crafters Companion and popped up the layers with dimension from the Fairyopolis Card Making Kit. From the same kit I used the rub-ons for this sweet little fairy girl and my sentiment. Then to finish things off I created the pretty pink bow with the bow making tool in the Ultimate Crafters Companion and added some crystals found in the card making kit. I am embarrassed to tell you how quickly this card came together. With the Fairyopolis Card Making Kit you can create beautiful projects in no time because it comes with everything you could need all in one kit.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoy your day!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Freeze The Moment



Had a chance to play with a new CA-UTE set from There She Goes. Freeze the Moment is a super must have set for the summer. Great images and as always super cute sentiments to go with them. For my card today I pulled scraps off my HUGE scrap pile and pieced them together. I colored my image with copics and cut it out with circle and scallop circle nesties. My ribbon is from Michaels. I am on my way to a friends 14th Birthday and I think she will just love this dont you?

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

SSD Tuesday on Wednesday

Like I said yesterday, I fell behind this weekend on my DT work so here is my sketch challenge card for Skipping Stones Design from yesterday. You can check out all the deets on the challenge right here and while you are there, dont forget to leave the other girls some love. They created some gorgeous work!!!

My card today uses the set called Uplifting and I pulled some strips of scraps off my desk to put this one together. I love when I can use up some scraps dont you?

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are enjoying your day!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ooops it got away from me

Ok yes, I am actually glad to say that this weekend got away from me. It was a PERFECT weekend weather wise and we thoroughly enjoyed it BUT that means I do not have my card ready for you today for Skipping Stones Tuesday. It is another amazing sketch and you can find all the details on it right here, along with samples from the other DT members who are good girls and get their work done on time!!! LOL. I will be back later today or tomorrow for something to share!!! Have a great day

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Once Upon a Time Blog Hop



Day three and the final day of previews at There She Goes. This set is called Once Upon a Time. It is really sweet and I am sure you are going to love it. If you are following the hop you should have come to me from Angelas blog. Next up after me is Christine. Have fun along the hop and leave a comment on each of the blogs for a chance to win todays stamp set. Hope to see you at the release party on Saturday night!!!

Here is alittle bit of info about the set:

Needing a fairytale moment? Let this Prince and Princess escort you to a land far away! These wonderfully illustrated images from Di Carubia were designed to create a number of different scenes that you will enjoy using time and time again.

Once upon a time is a 4x8 stamp set that includes a total of 15 of stamps and will sell for $18.

Would you like a chance to win the Once upon a Time stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Once upon a Time Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Once Upon a Time stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (May 28) during the Release Party Chat.