Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-New Years Resolution

Happy New Years Eve to most of you out there! I am looking forward to a great party at our friends house. All of our kids are finally old enough to stay up and all get along so well. The kids and us adults are excited about it.
This weeks Challenge at Loves Rubberstamps is - New Years Resolutions! 

Show a card, scrap page or project that represents your New Year Resolution.  We would love for you to tell us what it is as well. 

Well I have only a few Resolutions but they are pretty big ones!!
My biggest one is to try to kick up my heels and relax a bit more. I feel like I spend so much of my time running like a chicken without a head and do not stop to enjoy and laugh with friends and family enough.
The next biggest one is to live cash only!! I have to admit I have more on my credit cards then I would like so this year I plan to live cash only. Leave the cards to the dire emergencies like a broken car or something but I have put them away and hope to get them paid off this year.
Then there is the workout Resolution...trying to do at least 30 minutes a day. Got  to get back into that gym!!
My crafty one is to do more scrapbooking since I have tons of pictures and to not buy a single store card for this year!!
Well fitting with my first Resolution this is a my "Kickin Back and Relaxing" Resolution

I used one of my favorite line of stamps, My Favorite Things A La Mode Series, Martinis on Me as well as my Copics to color it.  The sentiment is actually from another company but thought it fit great.
Also want to take this time to send a HUGE hug and best wishes to one of the Best DTs I have been on!! It has been a blast and I will miss all of you greatly. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
I am entering this card into the following challenges as well:

Monday, December 30, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Monday Morning Inspiration

Welcome to my LAST Monday Morning Inspiration for Loves Rubberstamps. It has been a fantastic time here as a DT with Loves Rubberstamps since 2012! Thank you so much LAURA and all my DT members for all your support, encouragement and friendship throughout this time. I will miss all of you greatly. 

Today I am showcasing one of the newer TGF stamps called Birthday Anya 3.  I used paper from MME and also some of the newest Martha Steward punches I got for Christmas.  I colored the image with my Copics. The sentiment is actually from Some Odd Girl set, Big Wishes Mae.  

I will be entering this one into the following challenges: 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Sunday Blog Hop

Happy Sunday everyone. Today ALL of the of the DT will be joining in for the BlogHop for Loves Rubberstamps.  Here is the list if you need it for along the way

Laura Love 
 Holly Flores
Olivia Marmara-that me!
Ceal Pritchett
Shanna Shands
Marcy Dangcil
Dangina Martinez
Athina Emory
Joni Mastronardi
Nina AKA PaperDaisies
Laura Lunsford
Indah Permatasari

We want to remind you: Just two more days to get into our special HOLIDAY BLITZ - ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE!! We have a huge list of Sponsors who are all set to give away some amazing prize packages to lots of our lucky players!! 

Today I decided to do something a little different and for me. I decided to alter a cell phone case, this is Samsung Galaxy Case to create a bling case for the Holidays. My focal stamp was from the Bildmarana Collection called Christmas Gift.  I colored the image with my Copics. I used the Authentique paper collective, Festive and cut it to fit. Then I mod podge the paper to the case and then cut the image and mod podge it to the paper.  I then used my trusty E600 glue to add all the rhinestones, rhinestone mesh and pearls.

Here is my tip if going to do this!!! TWEEZERS ARE A MUST and E600 glue is a very strong glue but it does not set immediately so it give you a little time to work with it.

Hope you are all enjoying your break. It has been fabulous for us, plenty of time and fun with family and friends and enjoying all the goodies "Santa" has brought us.

So don't forget to hop along and enter our challenge!!!

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Color Me Creative-Holiday themed
Little Red Wagon-Anything Christmas
Altered Eclectics-Alter Something
Feeling Crafty Challenge-Anything Christmas
One Sweet Challenge-A gift in itself
Sparkles Forum-Anything but a Card
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Challenge-Christmas Glitter
Visible Image-Christmas Challenge
Inky Chicks-Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday-Christmas
Anything but a Card Challenge-Holiday theme

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas

Just dropping in to send everyone a few Christmas Wishes. Hope everyone has a great day and will see be stopping back again soon.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-HOLIDAY BLITZ!!!

Today starts a special HOLIDAY BLITZ challenge at Loves Rubberstamps Challenges where we will be giving away TONS of prizes with multiple winners!  The Holiday Blitz is your favorite.... ANYTHING GOES...theme AND it will last from now until December 30th so you have planty of time to get your entries in!  We will have prize packages to give away from the following companies:

and... Loves Rubberstamps is giving away a $50.00 Gift Voucher!!!! Yeah you read that right...$50 dollars. 

You will DEFINITELY want to play along with us :) Remember you have until December 30th to get your entries in :)
 Today I decided to showcase one of my favorite images from Kenny K that is just so appropriate for this holiday season, Xmas Shopping.  I am in the home stretch of shopping (Stocking stuffers and gift card mode) so I should be done very soon.  I also used my Copics to color it and my Authentique Festive Paper (yeah that paper is getting a workout this month).  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Anything Goes-Christmas

Happy Tuesday. It is officially a SNOWDAY here in New Jersey and the kids are in their glory as the snow comes down and they are off of school.

This week's Loves Rubberstamps challenge is: 

Anything Goes - CHRISTMAS!

I stamped up one of my favorite stamps, Cocoa, from Saturated Canary. Of course I colored it with my Copics. The paper pad if from Bo Bunny Powder Mountain and the Sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. I added some liquid pearl to make the snow effect and some ribbon from my stash.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturated Canary-non-traditional Christmas Colors
Incy Wincy Designs-Let it Snow
Paper Playtime-Winter Fun
Glitter and Sparkle-Show Us some Blue
The Glory of Christmas Challenge-Snow
Color Me Creative-Holiday Themed
Crafty Hands Challenges Blog-Season's Greeting/Winter Theme
Daring Cardmaker-Photo Inspiration
YNS-Photo Inspiration
Inspired By-Photo Inspiration
Stamp and Create-Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps-Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund-Anything Goes

Monday, December 9, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Monday Inspiration with Make It Crafty

Another Monday morning! We had our lovely first touch of snow that the kids enjoyed to much and now they are settled off into school.

Today for Loves Rubberstamps, I dug into my Make It Crafty Stamp pile and pulled out one of my favorite stamps, Melody, to use.

The image was stamped and then cut out with my Spellbinders.  I colored it with my Copics and then used paper is from MME.  I created that adorable little bow from the MFT Blueprints 3.

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Robyn's Fetish-Must have a bow
Corrosive Challenge-Anything Goes
AllSorts-Anything BUT Christmas
Card Crafter's Circle-Celebrations
Sister's Act-Anything Goes
Make It Crafty-Facebook Sketch Challenge
Crafty Creations-Anything BUT Christmas
Crafts and Me Challenge-Anything Goes

Friday, December 6, 2013

Totally PaperCrafts-Anything Chrismassy but a Card

It is time for another challenge over at Totally PaperCrafts.  

Today our lovely teammate has chosen the theme, 

Anything Christmassy but a Card


This weeks fabulous sponsor is


I saw this cool tutorial on SplitCoast Stampers on making a treat bag cover (here is the link) so I decided to give it a try. SOOOO super easy and quick and so cute as well.

I used paper from my Authentique paper pad, Festive, and all the embellishments are from my stash.  The red bow is from all the Tulle I have piled up that I love to hoard lol.  

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Super Sale @ Tammy Louise Blog-ENABLER ALERT

Tammy Louise is having a AMAZING and HUGE sale on her site for rubberstamps!   She is selling HUNDREDS of great stamps. All sales are final, U.S. only first come first serve, payment thru Pay Pal only.  

Thank you for visiting and Happy Shopping!!! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Anything Goes Challenge.

Time for another fantastic challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps. Our monthly favorite challenge, 

'Anything Goes'

is upon us. 

Today I decided to showcase another layout I did.  I admit that the Fall & Winter tends to bring on some cabin fever in me and the kids so a few weeks ago I got everyone moving and we went hiking in the local State Park we have near us. Even our doggies went. The girls actually had a blast, asked tons of questions and of course got great exercise. 

All the papers I used are from some lovely paper pads available at Loves Rubberstamps. I started with a 12x12 sheet of Bazzill Circus Peanut Cardstock.  I then used the Authentique Thankful paper pad in the backgrounds. The sentiments are from the Simple Stories Harvest Lane pad (another one of my favorites). The tree is actually from my Cricut Cartridge (Cindy Loo).  

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday Morning Inspirations for Loves Rubberstamps

Happy Monday everyone. Hope you have all recovered from your Turkey and Shopping. I am a big online shopper so about to kick off a Cyber Monday shopping day soon. 

Today I decided to showcase at Loves Rubberstamps:
one of my favorite Greeting Farm Stamps called Do Si Do Anya.  The paper is from Bo Bunny Powder Mountain paper stack. I colored it with my Copics and I actually wrote my # down this time lol.  

Skin: E15,13,11,00
Hair: C9,7,5,3,1
Dress: B18,14,12

The sentiment is actually from my large Rub-On stash I have...trying to make a dent in my supplies over here as well as the brads are from my supplies. I used my spellbinders for the image and of course some Stickle to add some sparkle. 

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps DT Call & Sale

Do not forget that Loves Rubberstamps is still having their Black Friday-Cyber Monday sale so head on over to the shop for 25% of your total purchase before this great sale is over.

In addition, our lovely Laura has annouced a DT call which ends December 15. This is a fantastic team to work for (I should know since I have been here like 2 years).  


Our DT over at Yumi & FUMI Handmade will be taking a bit of a break for December due to all the craziness of the Holidays so we decided that we would do start today with our month-long challenge is this gorgeous PHOTO INSPIRATION!!

Now remember before linking your card, please read our new challenge guidelines by clicking HERE. Don't forget that we now allow ANY stamped image!!! You HAVE to use a hand-colored image on your project...no "sentiment only" cards allowed. However, if you use a Y&FH image your name will be added a maximum of 1 extra time after the last name in Inlinkz. Remember also....only 1 entry per person.

I will admit...white scares me so I avoid it at all costs so this is why I was inspirated by the yellow scheme of it all. 

I used my Cricut to created the card on the (Art Philosophy cart). The paper is from Authentique Everyday stack. I used the image Winter Fumi (one of my favs) and colored her in a yellow color scheme.  Of course I did as some paper piecing cause I just love to do it and gold stickle.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday special @ Loves Rubberstamps.

Be sure to stop by at Loves Rubberstamps for their Black Friday Special. 25% of any order with code BLACKFRIDAY. Good until 12/2.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Give Thanks Challenge

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is time for us to all reflect on the things we are thankful for.  What a change a year brings but I have had some great moments with my family/friends and look forward to many more.  I am also thankful I do not have to cook for Thanksgiving WHOA!!

This week's challenge at Loves Rubberstamps is: 

Give Thanks

We want to see cards celebrating Thankfulness, Gratefulness, Thank You Cards, or Thanksgiving theme

We are being sponsored by Saturated Canary and I was able to play along with one of my favorite stamps.

This lovely image is called Free Hugs. Now the first thing you may notice is the sentiment. I actually masked over the original sentiment and added my own that fit better with the challenge.  I used my Copics to color the image and my favorite Authentique Thankful paper pad set (think I am one my last sheets on this one!!) . Had to throw in some bling from my stash and my bottlecap embellishment with Flower Soft.
Hope all who celebrate have a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. 
I will be entering this card into the following challenges:


Monday, November 25, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Saturated Canary Inspiration

Welcome back to another Monday Morning Inspirations for Loves Rubberstamps. Sorry for the lighting issues I am having here. It is already a crazy week with prepping for Thanksgiving and of course two kids are sick :-(. 

I decided to use some of my favorite Saturated Canary Images called Krafty Kate. Of course I used my trusty Copics to color this image.  The paper is from MME and I also went a bit die happy on this one.  I used my La La Land Filigree Corner Die and my MFT Dainty Lace Border Die on the bottom.  I was going for a more distressed look with the card. 

Be sure to stop by and see all the fabulous new items added to the shop and of course to get some of the great products still in stock.
Have a great day and see you back tomorrow for our challenge.
I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Friday, November 22, 2013

Totally PaperCrafts-Add a Bow

Welcome to another challenge for Totally Papercrafts. This week our challenge to you is to
I saw a super cute tutorial on a twisted card holder and given that I have to start getting ready for this holiday season, I thought it would be great to give this a shot.
The paper is from Authentique-Festive Collection. I added bling from my Prima and Recollection stash and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.  The bow has been added to the rosette that was made.
Another gift card holder done!!! Yeah. 
I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Vintage/Shabby Chic

Welcome to another fantastic challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps. 

This week's challenge is: 

Shabby Chic or Vintage

Okay this is the most vintagy/shabby chic I get lol. Another week of a challenge over here for me.  I used paper from MME and one of the newest stamps from Bildmalarna-Music in the Wind. The flowers are from my stash as well as the doily and fabric trim.  I used my MFT Dainty Lace die for the side border. I colored the image except for the inner dress which is paper pieced. 

I will be entering this one into the following challenges

Crafting Life's Pieces-based on their sketch
Anonymous Stamper Challenge-Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts-Vintage/Shabby Chic
Totally Gorjuss-Patterned Paper

Monday, November 18, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Layout Inspiration Time

Happy Monday. Feel bit tired this morning...my body is still not adjusting here to time change and this crazy weather is not helping. Last week it was a high of 40 and today is suppose to be 68!!!

Since it Monday, it is time for my Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration. Anyway, I am trying to be better about getting pages done in a timely manner so I pulled out one of my favorite paper sets-ECHO PARK-BEAUTIFUL LIFE  and got to work.

This is from my recent Disney trip.  We had a blast and they are so excited to spend time with my mom who lives in Florida. All the paper, accents are all of the paper set and the sticker set that some with it.

Hope you all have a great start of your week and remember to come back tomorrow for the newest challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps.  I will showcasing one of the newest items added to the store and one of my favorite stamp lines.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges

Lasting Memories Scrapbook-Anything but Snow
Scrapbook Circle-Use your Stickers

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Kenny K DT Call

Kenny K is having a design team call. I have always enjoyed using their images so I have decided to give it a go and try to get on the design team.

In order to enter you have to create a blog post about the DT call or a Facebook post on your page. I do not really use Facebook that much so decided to add it to my blog.

Here are a few of the cards I have done in the last few months with Kenny K images.


Well wish me luck everyone and good luck to all those who decide to apply.

Crafty Hugz!..off to finish more DT work and watch my basketball game (GO HEELS!!)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Battle Royale-Bring it On Team Yumi vs Team Fumi

Good morning everyone!!

You're in for a real treat today. We've got a battle brewing between Team Yumi & Team Fumi and you're invited to a front row seat of the feud. No we're not really fighting, we're just having a bit of fun between teammates and what better way than to show off with a crafty style blog hop? We're going to give the teams a theme to create with and you will be the judges. Now it wouldn't be a blog hop without prizes yes? Well you're absolutely right! As you hop along make sure you leave comments on each blog post because each team member is giving away something on their blog. Yep your eyes do not deceive you, so there are lots of chances to win.

There will be 4 types of winners:

1. Overall Design Team winners
2. Individual DT winner
3. Overall Blog hop winner will receive a stamp of our choice, plus similar items each DT member shares in their picture on their projects (it could be you)
4. DT will choose a winner from their own blogs to receive something as well (it could be you)

Battle #1 - Embellishments
Team Yumi Yummies vs. Team Fumi Faves
Starts: 11/15/13, Midnight pst
Ends: 11/18/13, 11pm pst.

Each DT member will:
1. Share their project
2. List their embellishments
3. Share a picture of what they are giving away on their blog

Here's what you need to do:
1. Go through the blog hop and leave a comment on everyone's blog post
2. When you come back to the Y&FH blog you will vote 1 time by leaving a comment with your favorite designer who you think used the theme the best. We'd also love to hear what you liked about their project so please include that in your comment.
3. Link up below

Today I am showcase Yeti Fumi stamp.  The embellishments I chose are die-cuts, bling and stickles!! The paper is from my American Crafts paper stack and the pearls, rhinestones and sentiment are from my Recollections stash.  The die-cut is from my Cricut machine cart-Christmas Noel. 

One lucky comment will win a mini prize pack from me of  rhinestones,pearls and stickles from me as well (sorry did not have a chance to take a pic of it). 

Now let's get ready to rumbbbbbbbbllllllllllllle I mean to the hop order (LOL):
Rosemary (TY)
Denice (TF)
Lisa (TY)
Melissa (TF)
Cebelica (TY)
Sheena (TF)
Rinne (TY)
Kathy (TF)
Olivia (TY)
Leanne (TF)
Renate' (TY)
Y&FH -> come back to vote and link up!
Hope you enjoy the hop!

Yumi & Fumi Handmade DT

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Black & White or Sepia challenge

Welcome to another challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps. Now this one is a bit more of challenge. 

This week's challenge is:

Black & White or Sepia
Coloring Challenge!

You have a few Coloring Options...

Full Black & White = Everything must be in a black and white color scheme including your image

Black & White with Colored Image = Everything must be in a black and white color scheme except your image - which you may color any way you want

You could also do Black on Black with Colored Image OR White on White with colored image too

Sepia = Create a full Sepia colored card, including the images OR Sepia with image colored as you want or small pop of color (light pink, light blue etc)

I decided to go with Sepia with a pop of color. 

I used my Copics (E44,43,42,40 if you are wondering for Sepia effect)
The paper is from MME and this image is one of my favorites from Tiddly Inks line-Celebrate Joyfully. I keep it pretty CAS..this is my mood as of late. 

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veterans Day and some Fall Inspiration

Before I get started, just want to take a moment to thank all of our past and current military for their service to our country.  Does bring a smile to my face to see my daughters say "Thank you Grandpa...we miss you" today. Saluting you in heaven today Dad!

On another note, I decided to have a messy crafty moment inspired by my leaf covered lawn. Today for Loves Rubberstamps, I am showcasing MFT Pure Innocence, Corn Maze

The paper is from Authentique Thankful pad. I colored the image with my Copics and paper pieced her outfit. The "leaves" effect was done with my Flower Soft Autumn Collection.  The birdy is from my stash of resin I have. 

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges: 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

So Thankful @ Yumi & Fumi.

Today starts a new challenge at Yumi and Fumi Handmade! The challenge for the next 2 weeks is:


Create a Thank You card.  Don't forget that we now allow ANY stamped image!!! You HAVE to use a hand-colored image on your project...no "sentiment only" cards allowed. However, if you use a Y&FH image your name will be added a maximum of 1 extra time after the last name in Inlinkz. Remember also....only 1 entry per person.

I saw this fabulous Youtube video on making a pocket card by Indah and liked it so much I figured I would give it a shot. I had to do a bunch of them for my daughter's thank you cards for her birthday party.  It was so easy and cute to do. I used Yumi with a Messenger bag.  I did stamp her in Grey ink versus black to give it a different softer looker.  Colored with my Copics and did my own plaid work on the skirt. The paper is from my DCWV paper stack but which ones I am not sure. 

I will be entering this on into the following challenges:

Friday, November 8, 2013

Razzle Dazzle-Use Glitter

Time for my teams turn for the new challenge over at Totally Papercrafts.

This weeks challenge and the theme is:

"Razzle Dazzle -Use Glitter"

This weeks fabulous sponsor is:
Delicious Doodles

I went pretty CAS this time and guess what...not a single stamp!! I have so many beautiful papers in my stash that I am just not using and though this was a great one.  
I poured tons of glitter glue on it. I hope you can see it since my photo skills were limited with our cloudy and raining skies here. 

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend. It been a whirlwind week since the kids are home for the Teacher Convention so my schedule is a bit off but I am looking to a nice weekend. 

I will be entering this card into the the following challenges: