Monday, March 30, 2015

Blog Candy Winner

Thank you for everyone who took the time out to hop along our first anniversary blog hop for the Fiskafriends and for all the amazing comments!

I loved reading everyone's comments and getting to learn a little about each and everyone of you.

Check back in a few days on the main Fiskafriends blog to see if you won any of the sponsor giveaways.

In the meantime,  I just picked my blog winner and it is UTs Hobby Time!

UTs Hobby Time will be getting:
Bigz Beautiful Butterflies Sizzex Die
Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit
Crisp Cantaloupe Baker's Twine

Thank you again!!


UTs Hobby Time said...
Beautiful Easter bag. I loved crafting with my friends when I was in my college. Now they are all in different places and I miss them a lot.

Thanks for the fun hop.

Happy Mother's Day Pleasant Poppies

I love the simplicity of this week's Freshly Made Sketches.     I decided to pull out the Pleasant Poppies stamp set to create a Mother's Day card.    I was so happy to have a stamp set to color with!   I love my Blendabilites and I am so sorry to see that they are discontinued as well.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Something to Celebrate, Pleasant Poppies
Ink:   Basic Black, Calypso Coral and Old Olive Blendabilites
Paper:   Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White
Accessories:   Pear Pizzazz Button and Baker's Twine from a local craft store
Tools:  Corner Rounder from a local craft store

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fiskafriends Blog Hop 2015 - The Power of Community

Today you get a special treat, not only am I posting my weekly Casing the catty challenge, but today's post is part of the Fiskafriends Blog Hop 2015 - The Power of Community.     Three years ago, I came across a great community of creative ladies, my Fiskafriends.     I never meet a group that was completely focused on creating and supporting one another.    Want to learn more about this amazing community, click here.

The hop will start at 6 PM Pacific Time, so stop by later today and start hopping and checking out all the amazing creations and a chance to win some amazing prizes.
  If you would like to be eligible for the sponsor giveaway drawing, START at the Fiskafriends blogand follow the instructions there. If you have already done that, I would love for you to leave a comment

Click here to start the blog hop!
Blog List:
Jean Bullock



In addition to the Fiskafriends's sponsored giveaways, I am giving away blog candy.   Just leave a comment on this post below telling me what is your best crafting time you have had with friends.

The blog candy includes:
Bigz Beautiful Butterflies Sizzex Die
Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit
Crisp Cantaloupe Baker's Twine

My project is my Easter project I made for the design team I am a part of.     Every week we visit different sections of the Stampin' Up! catalog and we CASE the catty.    You ask what is CASE is well it is Copy and Steal Everything.    So draw inspiration the projects in the catalog.   Steal everything or parts of the project that you like.

The challenge this week at Casing the Catty CASE a project from the EASTER section of the Occasions catalog.

I decided to CASE from the gift bag on page 34 of the Occasions Mini.   Check out the project I cased in the lower right hand corner.    How cute is the polka dot bag.   I decided to make my own decorated gift bag by using the Work of Art stamp set.

To join in the challenges as well as see weekly inspiration, please click here to visit the site.    Please note there is a time difference so if you do not see the challenge posted on Friday, check back a few hours later and it will be up.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  For Peeps' Sake, Work of Art
Ink:   Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Paper Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Daffodil Delight Button, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools:   Circle Framelits, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Additional Items to Sale-a-brate with


Only a few more days for Sale-a-bration!   March 31st is the last day you can earn products for free with every 50$ order.

More items have been released that you can earn with your Sale-a-bration rewards.  

Click here to see also more Sale-a-bration products.
Click here to download the Sale-a-bration brochure.
Not sure what you want, click here to check out my Pinterest board dedicated to Sale-a-bration and Occasions Mini products.

Click here to start shopping and earning your Sale-a-bration rewards.

Thank you Pals Paper Arts

Thank you!   Thank you!   Thank you Pals Paper Arts for making the pick of the week!  I had so much fun making the card.   I am happy to see you you loved the final result as much as I did!     Click here to check out my card on the Pals Paper Arts as well as the other beautiful cards that were chosen along with mine.   I am honored to chosen in the midst of so many beautiful entries!

Sale-a-bration is coming to an end

There is only 5 more days to earn Sale-a-bration products.   Don't miss out on the opportunity to get the amazing Big Day stamp set!   It is just perfect for coloring and for chalkboard designs.

For every 50$ order you get to choose stamp sets, amazing accessories, designer paper and tools!! So click here to start shopping and earning your Sale-a-bration products!

Not sure what to get,   click here to check out my Pinterest board dedicated to projects made with the amazing Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration brochure.  

The cupcake holder was a great idea I saw on Jan Tinklenberg blog.    Click here to see her projects as well as a PDF where you can download the template.  Super easy to make and such a great way to give someone a birthday treat!

Ingredients to make the cupcake holder:
Stamp Set:    Big Day
Ink:   Basic Black, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay Blendabilites
Paper:    Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper
Tools:   2 1/2" Circle Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tools


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stampin' Royalty Color Challenge


This month's Stampin' Royalty we are spotlighting each of the goddess from our design team.   This week it is Carrie Rhoades!   What to learn more about Carrie and check out my design team's creations, click here!

This week we the challenge at Stampin' Royalty is a color challenge.    The colors are:  Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to create but then I saw my Around the World stamp set and knew it was about time that I played with again.   I think I have only played with a handful of times since I got it.

The challenge will be open until 3:00 (PST) March 30th.   Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Around the World, Show & Tell, Crazy About You
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler
Paper:   Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake Patterns Designer Series Paper. Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Neutral Candy Dots, Vintage Brads, Twill Tape, Natural Chevron Ribbon, Natural Button, Linen Thread
Tools:  Angled Tag Topper Punch

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sending Happy Thoughts

 How stinkin' cute is this little guy!   A friend of mine is going through a tough time and I wanted to send her a card to let her know that I am thinking of her.     Here is this month's Unity sketch of the month.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp set from online site
Ink:   Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler Blendabilties
Paper:   Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Flower Pot Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Whisper White Baker's Twine, Button and Enamel Dots from a local craft store
Tools:   Project Life Corner Rounder

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust


So how great is this stamp set, all you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust!   Isn't that the truth!   Here are this month's Unity colors!    How great are these colors, they make me think of Spring!  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp set from an online site
Ink:  Basic Black,  Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Skin Tone Blendabilites
Paper:   Whisper White, Epic Day Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Mossy Meadow Baker's Twine and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher appreciation week is May 4 - 8th this year. Here is a teacher appreciation card made with the Retro Sketch of the week.

I love my blendabilites and I am so disappointed that they have been discontinued at this time.  I am hoping they will be back and better than ever in the next catalog.  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp set from a local craft store
Ink:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Skin Tone Blendabilites
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Black Baker's Twine and Enamel Dots

Thank you teacher

 So if you have been visiting my blog, you may have seen more a more than the daily posts.   May is a very busy month for me.   We have Teacher Appreciation Week and followed by Mother's Day.    So in between normal card making, I have been busy making cards for those two special occasions so I have a huge inventory of cards to sell at The Fine Grind Coffee Bar.

So with every sketch challenge, I am taking the opportunity to create for the challenge and then adding to my inventory of cards.

So here is Mojo Monday sketch along with a teacher appreciation card.  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets from a local craft store
Ink:   Basic Black, Going Gray Marker, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette and Skin Tone Blendabilites
Paper:   Crumb Cake, Whisper White, StoryTime Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Enamel Dots, Red Button and Baker's Twine
Tools:  Circle Framelits

Love the Butterflies Thinlits


So I am absolutely lovin' the Butterflies Thinlits.    I used the negative die cut of the butterfly to sponge ink for the background.    Then I applied the top layer and attached it to the card with dimensionals.

The butterfly is a perfect addition for this week's Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp set:   Hello You, stamp set from a local craft store
Ink:  Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral
Paper:   Whisper White, Night of Navy, Flower Pot Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Pumpkin Pie Button, Whisper White Baker's Twine and Enamel Dots from a local craft store
Tools:   Butterflies Thinlits, Sponge Daubers

Happy Mother's Day


Mother's day is around the corner.  As soon as I saw  My Favorite Things sketch I knew I wanted to pull out the retired Happy Watercolor stamp set for the sketch challenge.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Happy Watercolor, Something to Celebrate
Ink:   Basic Black, Calypso Coral and Old Olive Blendabilites
Paper:   Whisper White, Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Doily, Baker's Twine, Vintage Buttons, Pearls
Tools:  Circle Framelits

Monday, March 23, 2015

More Chalkboard Happy Birthday

 Here is another card made with the chalkboard technique colored in with my Blendablities.    The best part is that with my Stampin' Write markers I don't always get the crisp lines in my images when I color in.    So end stamping the image a few times to get the nice bold images.   But with heat embossing the image and then coloring in with my Blendabilities, it is so easy.

Here is the chalkboard happy birthday paired up with the My Favorite Things Meets Page Maps sketch.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp set from an online store
Ink:   Versamark, Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky Blendabilites
Paper:  Basic Black, Pink Pirouette and Designer Paper from a local craft store
Accessories:   Black Twine, Neutral Candy Dots, Black Button and Washi Tape from a local craft store, White Embossing Powder
Tools:   Heat Gun and Embossing Powder

Chalkboard Happy Birthday

Okay so my favorite new trend is chalkboard, but even better is chalkboard colored in with my Blendabilities!!!  Love the pastel chalkboard look!   I also love taking black and white designer paper and giving it it's own custom look with colored designer paper.

I just got this great happy birthday stamp and I new it would be just perfect for this week's Freshly Made Sketch.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp set from an online store
Ink:   Versamark, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay Blendabilites
Paper:  Basic Black, Bermuda Bay and Designer Paper from a local craft store
Accessories:   Black Twine and Enamel Dots, White Embossing Powder
Tools:   Heat Gun and Embossing Powder