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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's time for our NUTCRAFTERS challenge midway reminder!!  Our current CHALLENGE at NUTCRAFTERS this time is SUMMER TIME.  While you are not required to use an image from NUTCRAFTERS SHOP to play along in our challenge, you must use one if you would like to be the Main Winner or be chosen for Top 3. Remember, to be fair, only 1 entry per person. You have until Tuesday, August 6 to come play along.  Can’t wait to see your creations!

Additionally, the NEW NUTCRAFTERS SHOP is now open, so head on over and check it out.  There’s a 15% discount being offered, so make sure you take advantage of this awesome deal!!


For my card today, I have chosen NUTCRAFTERS SHOP image “See Saw.”  I have colored this wonderful image with Copics and cut with Nestie then daubed with Distress ink.  Papers are Bazzill and Coredinations CS and SU DP.  Circle and scallop circle cut with SU punches.  Sentiment is from MFT and cut with Nestie.   Sure hope you like it and will come join us!!

Additional Challenges:

BUTTONS CHALLENGE AT INKY IMPRESSIONS

Happy Wednesday everyone!!  It is grey and yucky out right now and as a result, I am tired and cranky, great combination, right?!?  LOL

We have a NEW CHALLENGE at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE today and it is BUTTONS!  You do not need to use an image from INKY IMPRESSIONS to play along, but if you do, you will get 2 entries instead of 1 for purposes of random.org drawing for the winner. INKY IMPRESSIONS has a lot of awesome stamps to fit this theme, so hope you will check out the shop! You have until Tuesday, August 6 at 5pm EST to come play along.

You’ll definitely want to make a stop at INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG and check out all the fun projects being presented there. Lots of fun ideas and techniques!!

Also, our INKY IMPRESSIONS FACEBOOK PAGE is a great place to see and share INKY IMPRESSIONS creations, so hope you will come join us there.



For my creation this week, I have chosen INKY IMPRESSIONS rubber stamp “Cowgirl LiLi."  I have colored her with Copics and cut out with Nesties.  DP is Carta Bellla and CS is Bazzill.  Buttons are SU and sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers and cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Hello everyone and welcome back for my post from Little Blue Button Stamps!!


Today, I have used one of our LITTLE BLUE BUTTON SHOP  newest releases for my creation - MISS LILLY PRETTY LADY.  I had such fun coloring this cute image with my Copics and then I cut her out with Sizzix dies.  I added some papers from my stash and a perfect sentiment from MFT.   Sentiment is cut with Nellie's die and I have added Prima flowers and American Crafts ribbon.  Sure hope you like it!  Thanks for looking:)



Friday, July 26, 2013

FREEBIE FRIDAY AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!

It’s time for another FREEBIE FRIDAY over at LITTLE MISS MUFFET, so make sure you head on over to pick up the FREEBIE as well as see some of the other DT gals samples using this adorable image. Please read the terms and conditions regarding the Freebie over at LITTLE MISS MUFFET as well and as always, be respectful of these rules.


This week our FREEBIE FRIDAY offering is LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS “Christmas Holiday Tree” digi image, which I have combined with Luna Bitterfrost Winter Rocks digi using GIMP. Hurry on over to get it today!! I have colored this sweet combo of images with Copics and added Stickles and paired it with and Bazzill CS and DP from my stash. Image cut with Nestie, frame cut with Lifestyle Crafts die. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and cut with Nestie and then glitter dome stickers from Mark Richards added. Sure hope you like it

Thursday, July 25, 2013

NEW CHALLENGE AT DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES - MAKE A WISH!!

Hello everyone!  I'm hoping that today marks the return to more consistent blogging for me.  As most of you may know, our main computer died a very slow and agonizing death which began about 3 or so weeks ago.  It was in and out of the shop and they could never fix it, although they also claimed they failed to replicate the issue, which was it shutting itself down after only 10 mins. each time it was turned on.  So, I wound up having to spring for a new computer, which has Windows 8 as Windows 7 is no longer available on new computers and it has been a great learning curve as well as somewhat of a nightmare trying to get used to it.  The main huge difference is that the program I used to use for blogging - Windows Live Writer - is basically nonexistent now and it has taken time for me to come to terms with that (pathetic I know, but I'm not a huge fan of change!)  Also, the setting up, restoring and reloading files to the new computer is still an ongoing process, although I am getting there!  One final note is that I amassed over 400 e-mails throughout the time I was without consistent computer time, and while I have had this number down under 60 at times this week, I am STILL not completely through them, so if you did e-mail me and have not heard back, please be patient with me, I should have everything answered by the weekend.

Ok, enough of that!!  DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES has a NEW CHALLENGE for your this week
and it is

MAKE A WISH (Use Candles and/or Stars) on your creation!


You are not required to use a Digital Delights Shop Image to join in the fun but if you do, you can enter TWICE.  To enter twice when using a Digital Delight image, for your 1st entry use your card link.  For your 2nd entry use your blog address and add "2nd entry" after your name
**Please be sure to follow the challenge theme and rules or it will be removed.

One of our favorite sponsors is back this week
Prize:  $15 gift certificate


For my creation today, I have chosen DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP image Delightful Snow, which I have merged the 2 images in the set with GIMP and then colored with Copics and Sakura glitter pen. I cut out using Nellie's die and it is daubed with distress ink. Papers are Bazzill CS and DP from my stash. Ribbon is also from my stash. Sentiment is from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP Birthday Sentiment Set, is cut with Nestie and daubed with distress ink. Sure hope you like it and will come play along with us!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

BLING IT ON CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!

We have our NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS starting today and we are challenging you to BLING IT ON.  Be sure to stop by CRAFTY SENTIMENTS to check out this week’s amazing DT creations and hopefully to play along in our challenge as well!

Our winner's prize this time is this awesome gift voucher from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS – what a fabulous prize!


Remember, you can use any products you like on your challenge submissions, but if you use a stamp or digi image from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS your entry will be counted 3X for purposes of our random.org winner's draw!! Make sure you put a “3” after your name. You have until Monday, July 29 at 9pm GMT to join in the fun.

Right now the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG is the place to be!   There's always lots of fun tutorials and inspirational projects being shown there.

Finally, before I present my creation, I want to tell you that CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE is a fun place to visit and we have prizes, challenges and contests sometimes over there, so hope you will pay a visit.



For my creation today, I have used CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS rubber stamp Riding the Waves and I have colored her with Copics and Recollections glitter pen, cut out with scissors and added Darice bling to her inner tube.  I chose this wave die cut from Lifestyle Crafts and used Bazzill CS and Echo Park DP.  Sentiment is from a clear stamp set and cut out with die from my stash.  Bling flourish is Zva Creative.   I sure hope you like it and will come join us!!

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NEW RELEASES AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS TODAY AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!!

Well, you may have noticed there was no New Release, Freebie Friday or Spotlight Sunday this past week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and you know why?!?  It is because we are having a HUGE SHOWCASE today at LITTLE MISS MUFFET blog as well as LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS shop!!  First, on LITTLE MISS MUFFET blog, we are showing off our NEW Christmas Releases, plus the Freebie Friday and Sunday Spotlight images from last week.  Trust me, you will adore all the new images!!  Check out all the DT gals awesome creations using the New Releases at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and if you have a chance, I’m sure they’d love a visit to their personal blogs.  Additionally, there will be some prizes up for grabs, so make sure you check that out at LITTLE MISS MUFFET as well.

Next big event today is the launch of the BRAND NEW LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS shop, complete with a card gallery which shows off the amazing images available at LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS shop.

Reminder, our current challenge at LITTLE MISS MUFFET is a “NURSERY RHYMES” and you have until Tuesday, July 30 at 11:59pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET. Our challenge rules have changed, so make sure you refresh yourself with the new rules.

Additionally, we have a FACEBOOK FAN PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the link to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET ON FACEBOOK.


For today, I have made 2 cards using the New Release images from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS as well as a card showcasing our FREEBIE FRIDAY image.


First up, I have chosen "Clover Snowflake Kisses" rubber stamp.  I think this image is so beautiful,  I have colored her with Copics and Sakura glitter pen and added Stickles for the trim on her outfit and hat.  I picked DP from Echo Park, CS from Bazzill and ribbon from American Crafts.  Image is cut with Lil Inkers die and sentiment from My Craft Spot cut with Nestie.  Snowflake sticker is from Martha Stewart.


For my next card, I have chosen "Chester Loves Christmas" digi stamp which I have colored with Copics and again added Stickles for areas of fur trim.  Image cut with Lifestyle Crafts die, DP is Cloud 9 Designs, flowers are Petaloo (smaller) and Prima (large flower).  I used Bazzill CS and sentiment from S & P Company, which is cut with Nesties.
Audrey - Polka Dot Pals Girl Glasses


My final creation for today features our Freebie Friday image, although I suppose it's Freebie Tuesday, LOL.  This image is "Polka Dot Pals Girl Glasses" and is a digi.  I have colored the image with Copics and cut with Nellie's die.  DP is Basic Grey and Bazzill CS rounds out the paper choices.  I added bling from my stash and buttons from Bag O Buttons.  Sentiment is computer generated and cut with Taylored Expressions die.

I sure hope you like all my creations and will visit LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS to see all the Newest releases!!


Saturday, July 20, 2013

WEDDING/ANNIVERSARY/CONGRATULATIONS CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Another busy week and I am so glad the weekend is here and I have some time to sort of relax LOL.  I'm tired and frustrated over learning the new computer and trying to figure out how to so my blogging now that I can't get Live Writer to work and I am also annoyed by the new picture editing program that comes with Windows 8.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is WEDDING/ANNIVERSARY/CONGRATULATIONS.  You have until 11:59pm EST on Friday, August 2nd to come join the fun. Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize – 3 items of choice from THE CUTTING CAFE!

DI'S DIGI STAMPS is Di’s NEW STORE and I hope you will check it out – DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS is still open and new images are still being added there as well, but DI'S DIGI STAMPS features easier navigation as well as awesome galleries of Di’s images being used on some wonderful creations!


My creation today uses DI’S DIGI STAMPS “Special Day.”  I love this sweet image and it was such fun to color with my Copics and Recollections gel pen.  Image cut with Nellie's die.  Papers are from Bazzill and DP from my stash.  Sentiments is from Papertrey Ink and cut with Nestie.  Pearl flourisges from Zva Creative.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!

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BOY BIRTHDAY CARD WITH WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO

Hi everyone! I am posting my most recent creation from WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO SHOP today as well as sharing it on the WHIMSY AND STARS BLOG. I am a wee bit later than hoped because I did get a new computer on Thursday and finally began installing everything yesterday, but I am on Windows 8 now and ALL the programs that I used before are different and it is taking me a bit to figure everything out. I am having tons of trouble with the picture editor and blogging stuff:(

Anyway, today I am sharing Birthday Wish which you can find at WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO SHOP and it's available for Instant Download - woo hoo!! I never have enough birthday cards for boys and this image is just perfect for a masculine birthday card!


I have colored this cute image with Copics, and cut out with scissors. I added Marvy Liquid Applique for the frosting trim on the cake. Papers are from a 6 X 6 pack which I think is Glitz Papers. I added SEI buttons at the bottom and Bag O Buttons buttons on top. Circles are cut and embossed with Nesties. Sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink and cut out with Nestie. I hope you like it and remember, you can find Birthday Wish and all the other of Mabelle's FABULOUS images at WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO SHOP.

Hugs!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

SUMMER CHALLENGE AT INKY IMPRESSIONS!

Back again today!  Still waiting on new computer – should be here tomorrow.  Seriously hoping to be able to have everything up and running tomorrow as well, but we shall see.  Reloading all my programs and files, re-configuring network and learning Windows 8 may take a while, so please bare with me a wee bit longer.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE today and it is SUMMER!  You do not need to use an image from INKY IMPRESSIONS to play along, but if you do, you will get 2 entries instead of 1 for purposes of random.org drawing for the winner. INKY IMPRESSIONS has a lot of awesome stamps to fit this theme, so hope you will check out the shop! You have until Tuesday, July 23 at 5pm EST to come play along.

You’ll definitely want to make a stop at INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG and check out all the fun projects being presented there. Lots of fun ideas and techniques!!

Also, our INKY IMPRESSIONS FACEBOOK PAGE is a great place to see and share INKY IMPRESSIONS creations, so hope you will come join us there.

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For my creation this week, I have chosen INKY IMPRESSIONS rubber stamp “Independence Day LiLi,” which I think is an awesome image for celebrating summer.  I have colored her with Copics and cut out with Nesties.  Papers are K and Co. DP and Bazzill CS.  Bling and pearls are Bo Bunny and flowers are Petaloo.  Sentiment is from S & P Company and cut with Sizzix die.  Trim through center of card is MFT die.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

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WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO NEW RELEASE -

I hope your day has started off well.  I’m super pleased to announce our NEW RELEASE at WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO – this fabulous image called “SWEET ARRIVAL.”  This is image is just adorable and super fun to color!!
 Instant Download Digi Stamp: Sweet Arrival
It is available now at WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO SHOP.  Btw, WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO SHOP offers INSTANT DOWNLOADS on all digital purchases, woo hoo!!

I hope you will also visit WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO today and see all the DT creations as well as be/become a follower and leave a comment for a chance to win a great prize!!


For my creation, I have used the new “Sweet Arrival” image from WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO SHOP.  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with Nestie.  I have used DP from Crate Paper, border punch from EK Success, I added faux stitching on the center piece.  CS is Bazzill and ribbon is from my stash.  Flowers are from Petaloo, sentiment from My Craft Spot and cut with SU punch as is scalloped circle.  Thanks so much for visiting todaySmile

Saturday, July 13, 2013

LITTLE MISS MUFFET IS PLAYING ALONG WITH BUGABOO CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

Happy Saturday everyone!  Sorry I have not been blogging/entering challenges, etc. as much here recently – my main computer, which was in the shop twice this week – has pretty much died.  I am annoyed because it is not that old (less than 3 yrs. and I have so much info. on there, I sadly am feeling lost without it).  Good news is that I am getting a new computer, bad news is it won’t be in til late next week and then I will need to set it up and transfer all my files, programs, reset the network, connect to printer, etc.  Ugh, lots of work ahead!
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Anyway, I’m super excited to announce that LITTLE MISS MUFFET is one of the stops on the BUGABOO STAMPS Christmas in July Blog Hop!  The hop begins at BUGABOO'S CATCH THE BUG BLOG and the 2nd stop will be LITTLE MISS MUFFET.  Jodie from Bugaboo has designed 4 more FANCY SUNBONNET GIRLS for LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS and they are winter themed ones – they are so cute, you are going to love them!!  Some of the Little Misses are showing off the new Bugaboo images available at LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS.

Audrey - FSB Winter

Today I am playing with Fancy Sunbonnet Winter.  She is wonderful and I had such fun coloring her with my Copics and Sakura glitter pen.  I cut her out with Nellie’s die as I did with frame.  Papers are Bo Bunny DP and Bazzill CS.  Sentiment is from Hero Arts and cut with Paper Smooches die.  Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and snowflake is from Jolee’s Boutique.  Sure hope you like it!

Friday, July 12, 2013

FREEBIE FRIDAY TIME AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!!

It’s time for another FREEBIE FRIDAY over at LITTLE MISS MUFFET, so make sure you head on over to pick up the FREEBIE as well as see some of the other DT gals samples using this adorable image.  Please read the terms and conditions regarding the Freebie over at LITTLE MISS MUFFET as well and as always, be respectful of these rules.


This week our FREEBIE FRIDAY offering is LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS “Plush Kitty” digi image.  Hurry on over to get it today!!  I have colored this cutie with Copics and paired it with Prima DP and Bazzill CS.  Ribbon is from my stash, bling is prima and this fabulous sentiment is from My Craft Spot and is cut with Nellie’s die.  Image and frame cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like itSmile

Thursday, July 11, 2013

NURSERY RHYMES CHALLENGE AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!!

It’s time for a NEW CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and as always, the DT gals have made some amazing samples to inspire you! You will definitely want to pop on over and check those out.

Our NEW CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET is “NURSERY RHYMES,” so think about those little rhymes from your youth or the ones you share with your own children and make something based on one!   You have until Tuesday, July 23 at 11:59pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET. Our challenge rules have changed - please see below:


NEW CHALLENGE RULES
 
JFF Entries: You are allowed to enter just for fun and use any stamp on your project, rubber or digital, and only one entry per challenge.  JFF Entries qualify to be spotlighted.

Winning Entries: You are required to use a stamp or metal die on your project from any of these companies: Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Pollycraft and/or Bugaboo!!  You can find a plethora of fantastic stamps and metal dies to choose from and there are even a few freebies!  Winning Entries qualify for comments, prizes, guest selection and/or to be spotlighted.  Plus these qualifying entries are unlimited!

KIDS: Kids are welcome to join too (Junior Crafters) and can enter once using a qualifying image. Junior Crafters are ages 16 and under, please include "JR" with your name when linking your projects.

Reminders: These are fortnightly challenges lasting two weeks. Link directly to your challenge entry on your blog.  In that post, include a link to the current challenge with your project details. New creations only and no back-linking. To help with commenting, please turn off word verification.
  
Reminder, we have a FACEBOOK FAN PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the link to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET ON FACEBOOK.


Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS digi image “Sonny Honeycloud Rainy Days.”  I love this image and she was such fun to color with my Copics and then cut out with Nesties.  I chose these great papers from Heidi Grace and CS from Bazzill.  Sentiment is Nursery Rhyme “Rain, Rain go away…” which I printed on vellum and attached to Bazzill CS, both of which I ripped a bit.  I added a brad from The Paper Studio and seam binding from Verve to make a tag.  Flowers are from Prima and border is done with EK Success punch.  Sure hope you like it and that you will come play along!



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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

ONE FOR THE BOYS CHALLENGE AT NUTCRAFTERS!

I am a bit late posting my creation for the NEW NUTCRAFTERS challenge – sorry for that.  Our main computer came home today and I was on it for about 1/2 hr. before it shut itself down again and then I couldn’t get it to stay on for more than 5 minutes at a time, so back to the shop it went – boo!

Anyway,  our NEW CHALLENGE at NUTCRAFTERS this time is ONE FOR THE BOYS.  While you are not required to use an image from NUTCRAFTERS SHOP to play along in our challenge, you must use one if you would like to be the Main Winner or be chosen for Top 3. Remember, to be fair, only 1 entry per person. You have until Tuesday, July 23 to come play along.  Can’t wait to see your creations!

Additionally, the NEW NUTCRAFTERS SHOP is now open, so head on over and check it out.  There’s a 15% discount being offered, so make sure you take advantage of this awesome deal!!



For my card today, I have chosen NUTCRAFTERS SHOP image “Time for a Cuppa.”  I have colored this wonderful image with Copics and paper pieced the chair using Heidi Grace DP.  Image and frame cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Sentiment is from a clear stamp set and cut with Nestie.  Circle cut with Lil Inkers dies, scallop trim cut with MFT die.  Bazzill CS and more DP from Heidi Grace round out the creation.  Buttons are from DeNami Designs.  Sure hope you like it and will come join us!!

Additional Challenges:

I HAVE NEW CANDY!!

Hey everyone!  It's been a while, but I finally have some NEW CANDY!  Please read the rules in the header area of my blog and then add your name to the Linky at the bottom of my blog after you agree to follow the rules.  Candy will end on July 31, 2013.  Good luck:)


NEW RELEASE AT WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO–TOGETHER FOREVER

Back again today!  I hope your day has started off well.  I’m super pleased to announce our NEW RELEASE at WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO – this fabulous image called "TOGETHER FOREVER."
 Instant Download Digi Stamp: Together Forever
It is availabe now at WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO SHOP.  Btw, WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO SHOP now offers INSTANT DOWNLOADS on all digital purchases, woo hoo!!

I hope you will also visit WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO today and see all the DT creations as well as be/become a follower and leave a comment for a chance to win a great prize!!


For my creation, I have used the new “Together Forever” image from WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO SHOP.  I love this wonderful image and it was such fun to color with my Copics and Sakura glitter pen.  I cut out using Taylored Expressions dies and used GCD Studios DP and Bazzill and Core-dinations CS.   Flowers are from Prima as is bling crystal.  Sentiment from MFT is cut out with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it and thanks for visitingSmile

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LAST DAYS NEW RELEASE PREVIEWS AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!!

Today is our last day of NEW RELEASE previews from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS and the stamps will be available in the shop for purchase today!!   Head on over to CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG to check out the New Release Previews and to find out how you can win a Pack of 4 of the New Releases or a 2 month GDT position!

My preview image today is “ A Christmas Story” and I have made a gift card box using a template from Creations By AR that I cut out on my Pazzle.  I colored my CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS image with Copics and cut out with XCut die.  I added Stickles for her trim on hat and fluffy part of slippers.  Candy Cane pipe cleaners and ribbon are from my stash, pearls are from Doodlebug Designs.  Sentiment from Hero Arts is cut with Sizzix die.  DP is American Crafts and CS is Bazzill.  I sure hope you like it.


Inside of gift card box

Before I go, I want also remind you that CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE is a fun place to visit and we have prizes, challenges and contests sometimes over there.  Also, our New Challenge has started at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS, so hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

MORE NEW RELEASES AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS

NEW RELEASE previews from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS continue today and will be available in the shop for purchase beginning July 10!  Head on over to CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG to check out the New Release Previews and to find out how you can win a Pack of 4 of the New Releases or a 2 month GDT position!

My preview image today is “Christmas Pudding” and I have made a little easel drawer box.  This has become one of my favorite non-card projects – thanks Leanne at Yumi and Fumi Handmade for the tutorial.   I have colored my CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS image with Copics and added Stickles for the fur trim and pom on the hat then cut with Nesties.  Papers are DP from Echo Park and Bazzill CS.  Snowflake on top of box is Jolee’s Boutique and brads on drawers are from Bo Bunny.  I sure hope you like it.


Before I go, I want also remind you that CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE is a fun place to visit and we have prizes, challenges and contests sometimes over there.  Also, our New Challenge has started at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS, so hope to see you there!!

CHRISTMAS IN JULY CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS

We have our NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS starting today and we are challenging you to make anything CHRISTMAS for our CHRISTMAS IN JULY Challenge.  Be sure to stop by CRAFTY SENTIMENTS to check out this week’s amazing DT creations and hopefully to play along in our challenge as well!

Our winner's prize this time is this awesome rubber stamp from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS – what a fabulous prize!

Remember, you can use any products you like on your challenge submissions, but if you use a stamp or digi image from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS your entry will be counted 3X for purposes of our random.org winner's draw!! Make sure you put a “3” after your name. You have until Monday, July 15 at 9pm GMT to join in the fun.

Right now the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG is the place to be!   We have New Releases being showcased and a chance to win some of our New Release Christmas Stamps or to join us as a GDT for 2 months!!  Pop over to CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG to find out how- but be quick it all finishes tomorrow.

Finally, before I present my creation, I want to tell you that CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE is a fun place to visit and we have prizes, challenges and contests sometimes over there, so hope you will pay a visit.
For my creation today, I have used CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS NEW RELEASE rubber stamp “Time For Presents” and again used a template from My Time Made Easy Shop – I believe this one is called “Carry It.”  I used papers from Bazzill and K and Co. DP.  I added a border to the roof using Fiskars punch and Bazzill papers.  I colored this awesome stamp with Copics and added Stickles and Aleen’s' snow glue at the bottom, then daubed with Memento ink after cutting with Nestie.  Sentiment is from a clear stamp set and cut with Paper Smooches die.  I added crinkle ribbon at the top made into a triple bow using my bow easy and added a fabric snowflake.  I sure hope you like it and will come join us!!
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Monday, July 8, 2013

CHRISTMAS IN JULY NEW RELEASE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!!

Our NEW RELEASE previews from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS continue today and will be available in the shop for purchase beginning July 10!  This month the DT has really gone all out, showcasing all the images with projects other than cards (there are some cards from previous 2 days previews, but next 3 days will be all ABaC projects!)  Head on over to CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG to check out the New Release Previews and to find out how you can win a Pack of 4 of the New Releases or a 2 month GDT position!


My preview image today is “Lantern Fairy” and she is just precious!!  I have colored her with Copics and cut out with scissors.  I have added her to a sleigh from My Time Made Easy Shop that I cut with my Pazzle and I then added pine cones for a nice Christmas d├ęcor gift.  I chose papers from Crate Paper (DP) and Bazzill (CS).  I sure hope you like it.


Before I go, I want also remind you that CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE is a fun place to visit and we have prizes, challenges and contests sometimes over there.  Also, a New Challenge starts tomorrow, Tuesday, July 9 at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS, so hope to see you there!!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

I'm Monday Hostess at DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

Hello everyone and happy Monday!  Today I am Monday Hostess at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.  I have been on Wendy's DT for 3 years now - I began on the Digital Delights DT and just switched over to the Delightful Challenges DT this month in order to play along with the challenges and comment on all your lovely entries into our challenge.  I am also Senior DT Groups Coordinator - I do the Bargain Friday posts on the DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG as well as on PaperCraft Planet and our group there.



For my Hostess Monday post, I decided to go with a Christmas in July creation as I have seen a bunch of Christmas in July challenges out there and thought it would be fun to enter some.  I have chosen "Donita and Tree" image from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  Wendy has tons of amazing sentiments available at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP that would have been perfect for this card, unfortunately, my computer where all my digital files are located is not working at the moment, so I was unable to print one out.  (I had printed the image several days ago before my computer issues started).  I colored the image with my Copics and added Sakura glaze and glitter pens as well as Atyou Spica pens.  I chose DP from Stampin' Up and cardstock from Bazzill.  I added crinkle ribbon that I bought from an Etsy shop and used my Bow Easy to make a triple bow.  I attached a charm and then a Prima flower.  I sure hope you like it, I had a lot of fun making it!!


Challenges entered:

Saturday, July 6, 2013

AMELIE ON THE BEACH FROM WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO

Hi everyone!  Today is my first time posting on the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog, so I hope you will go check it out!    I am sharing Amelie to the Beach which you can find at WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO SHOP and it's available for Instant Download - woo hoo!!
I have colored this cute with Copics, cut out with Sizzix dies and added a Sizzix die frame.  DP is from Fancy Pants Designs - isn't it cute and goes so perfectly with this awesome image?!?  Sand pail/sand sticker is from Jolee's Boutique, sentiment from Dorcerela Designs and cut with Lil Inkers die.  I hope you like it and remember, you can find her and all the other of Mabelle's FABULOUS images at WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO SHOP.

Hugs!!

Challenges entered:

PAPER PIECING CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS!

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  It’s been a busy week and I am so glad the weekend is here and I have some time to relax.  The weather outside is awful – it has been raining since Thursday!  Also, our main computer has been acting up, which is quite frustrating.  Good excuse to spend the rest of the day in my craft roomSmile

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is PAPER PIECING – I love this fun technique and I hope you do too and will come play along.  You have until 11:59pm EST on Friday, July 19 to come join the fun. Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize – $10 gift voucher to THERE SHE GOES!


DI'S DIGI STAMPS is Di’s NEW STORE and I hope you will check it out – DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS is still open and new images are still being added there as well, but DI'S DIGI STAMPS features easier navigation as well as awesome galleries of Di’s images being used on some wonderful creations!

 

My creation today uses DI’S DIGI STAMPS “Little Bear’s Present.”  I love this sweet image and it was such fun to color with my Copics.  I paper pieced the girl’s dress with paper from Heidi Grace and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die.   I added bling from Zva Creative and pearls from Prima.  All DP from Heidi Grace and CS from Bazzill.  Seam binding is from Verve and flower from Prima.  Sentiment is a clear stamp cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!

Additional Challenges:

Thursday, July 4, 2013

I’M ON DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES DT, NEW CHALLENGE AND NEW RELEASES!!

I am excited to announce that I have switched over to the DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES DT – this means I still get to work with all the amazing DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP images, but now I can also play in the challenges and come comment on entries – yay, I’m so excited to begin this new chapter with DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!


We have a great new release and a new challenge for you this week.


This weeks theme : 
Into the Wild
(include a critter!)

Challenge Rules below

We have a wonderful Sponsor this week
Your Prize!!! - $15 store gift card


You are not required to use a Digital Delights Shop Image to join in the fun but if you do, you can enter TWICE.  To enter twice when using a Digital Delight image, for your 1st entry use your card link.  For your 2nd entry use your blog address and add "2nd entry" after your name
**Please be sure to follow the challenge theme and rules or it will be removed.



For my creation today, I am using DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP New Release “Jubbly Giraffe,” who is so super cute!!  I have colored him with Copics and added Sakura glaze pen dots on his cheeks.  Image is cut out with Nesties as is frame and sentiment is from Circular Sentiments set, also from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  Sentiment cut with Lifestyle Crafts die and frame cut with Nellie’s die.   Crinkly ribbon is from an Etsy shop and I added a Prima flower.  DP is DCWV and CS is Bazzill.  Sure hope you like it and that you will come play along.

Additional Challenges:

Check out the BIG SALE at MELONHEADZ!!



NEW RELEASES AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!

I LOVE Thursdays because it means time for a new post at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and this week, we are showing off some NEW RELEASES – some new Bugaboo Sunbonnet images and some new Polka Dot Pals!  Trust me, you will adore all the new images!!  Check out all the DT gals awesome creations using the New Releases at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and if you have a chance, I’m sure they’d love a visit to their personal blogs.

Reminder, our current challenge at LITTLE MISS MUFFET is a “SEEING STARS” and you have until Tuesday, July 9 at 11:59pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET. Our challenge rules have changes - please see below:

NEW CHALLENGE RULES
JFF Entries: You are allowed to enter just for fun and use any stamp on your project, rubber or digital, and only one entry per challenge.  JFF Entries qualify to be spotlighted.

Winning Entries: You are required to use a stamp or metal die on your project from any of these companies: Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Pollycraft and/or Bugaboo!!  You can find a plethora of fantastic stamps and metal dies to choose from and there are even a few freebies!  Winning Entries qualify for comments, prizes, guest selection and/or to be spotlighted.  Plus these qualifying entries are unlimited!

KIDS: Kids are welcome to join too (Junior Crafters) and can enter once using a qualifying image. Junior Crafters are ages 16 and under, please include "JR" with your name when linking your projects.

Reminders: These are fortnightly challenges lasting two weeks. Link directly to your challenge entry on your blog.  In that post, include a link to the current challenge with your project details. New creations only and no back-linking. To help with commenting, please turn off word verification.

Additionally, we have a FACEBOOK FAN PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the link to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET ON FACEBOOK.


For today’s creation, I have chosen LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS image “Polka Dot Pal Tillie.”  I have colored her with Copics and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Sentiment is from Lil Inkers and cut with Nestie.  Bling flourish is from Zva Creativ and flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.  DP is Adornit and CS is Bazzill.  I sure hope you like it and will visit the LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS to see all the Newest releasesSmile

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

USE COUNTRY FLAG COLORS

We have a NEW CHALLENGE at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE this fortnight and it is USE COUNTRY FLAG COLORS!  While we’d love to have you use your country’s flag colors, we are fine with you using any country’s flag colors, but would love you to let us know which country flag colors you have used!  You have until 8pm EDT on Wednesday, July 17 to come play along. While we’d love to see you use an image from MILKCOFFEE SHOP, it is not required to play along in our challenges. Hope you will come join us!!


For my creation, I chose MILKCOFFEE SHOP image “Little Cheerleader Girl.”  This image is adorable and I had so much fun coloring her with Copics and Sakura glitter pen.  I used DP from Wild Rose Studio and my stash and CS from Bazzill.  Bling flourish is from Recollections, image is cut with Nestie, border done with Fiskars punch.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges:

SAN'S DESIGN NEW RELEASE - SUMMER FAIRY

Hey everyone!!  Hope you are having a lovely day.  Summer continues to be busy - my kids spent all last week with their cousins and we had lots of fun family acitivities as well.  This week is a wee bit quieter, but still busy as we celebrate 4th of July holiday here in US.

Right now I'm sharing my newest San's Designs creation with you.  This time I have used the New Release SUMMER FAIRY from SAN'S DESIGNS SHOP.  I love this image and I am super happy with how my coloring came together for this one.  I used my Copics plus Sakura glitter pen on the image and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Sentiment is brand new from Paper Smooches is cut with Nestie, bling from Darice added.  My papers are Bazzill CS and Adornit DP.  Flowers are from Prima.  I sure hope you like it, would love to hear what you think!!







Challenges entered:

SHOW US RED, WHITE AND BLUE AT INKY IMPRESSIONS!!

Hello everyone and welcome to our NEW CHALLENGE at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE!!   This week we are challenging you to show us RED, WHITE AND BLUE – it doesn’t have to be a Patriotic creation, just as long as it includes RED, WHITE AND BLUE.  You do not need to use an image from INKY IMPRESSIONS to play along, but if you do, you will get 2 entries instead of 1 for purposes of random.org drawing for the winner. INKY IMPRESSIONS has a lot of awesome stamps to fit this theme, so hope you will check out the shop! You have until Tuesday, July 9 at 5pm EST to come play along.

You’ll definitely want to make a stop at INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG and check out all the fun projects being presented there. Lots of fun ideas and techniques!!

Also, our INKY IMPRESSIONS FACEBOOK PAGE is a great place to see and share INKY IMPRESSIONS creations, so hope you will come join us there.

For my creation this week, I have chosen INKY IMPRESSIONS new release digi image “LiLi Flag – American.”  I have colored her with Copics and Sakura glitter and glaze pens, cut with Lifestyle Crafts die and daubed with Memento ink.  I added papers from Bo Bunny and ribbon from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!