Friday, January 28, 2011

It's Blog Hop Time!

Happy Friday! Today we are having our first Instyle Stamps Blog Hop of 2011! Hooray! Our theme this month is Valentine's Day! If you came from Jessica's Blog you are on the right track, if not you can always start at the ISS Blog and go from there.

Valentine's Day is commonly known in Spanish as The Day of Love and Friendship. Now my friends and I always celebrate Valentine's by sending each other little treats and getting together and having dinner. Even though I'm married, I always try and show my friends that I love them too and am thankful for them on this day and vice versa. With that said my Valentine's gift is not for the Hubby (sorry but for one of my friends. This little treat box says Thank You on the front and the inside will say For Being a Friend. Yes I am a golden girl fan, therefore I will also include a little video at the end of the post. ;)

Anyhoo, I didn't want the box to be too romantic (dark reds,browns,blacks) so I picked pastel colors and lace to give it a sweet and girly feel. I used one of the sweeter stamps from Patty Love for the front (cause we all know the home made sweets are the best part of Valentines). For the treats, I will be making heart shaped Jam cookies. Yum. I hope you keep your friends in mind when making those Valentine gifts this year, they will definitely appreciate them..I know mine do. :)

The Prize up for grabs is a $25 Goodie Bag from Instyle Stamps
Your next stop is Angelique! Thanks for stopping by, happy hopping. :)

Image: Patty Love Stamp Set by Instyle Stamps
Paper: Basic Grey Curio/Marjolaine
Coloring: R20, BG09, PM-19, PM-88, PM-50, BG-05, Le Plume Cherry, Black PP
Misc: Lace from stash, MM bling

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Crafty Sentiments Challenge: My Favorite Things

Hello everyone! Happy Thursday! Today Crafty Sentiments has a wonderful challenge for you. It's all about your favorite scrapbooking/crafting things. My favorite things include lace, ribbon, using sketches as inspiration (This card is based on a sketch from using my cricut machine and vintage trinkets. I hope you join us on this week!
Paper: DCWV, October Afternoon
Image: Circle Sentiment by Crafty Sentiments
Misc: lace, ribbon from stash, diy vintage pins, scallop circle cut by cricut

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A little gift...from my kitchen

Hello everyone, here's is my card for the ISS Sketch Challenge. Patty is rapidly becoming my favorite ISS stamp. If you scroll down you will get to see where Patty made her delicious cupcakes. I made the table, cups and frame all by hand. Patty loves to bake sweets and so do I. (Maybe that is why I love her) To see the rest of the Patty stamp set go here. Be sure to join our challenges each month where you have a chance to win ISS images, if you are uploading to an online gallery make sure you tag it ISSSC01 so we can leave you some love! Thanks for stopping by.


Images: Patty Love Rubber stamp set by Instyle Stamps
Paper: Basic Grey
Coloring: card 1: YR00, E00, R20, BG09, PM-111, PM-88, PM-19, Brown/black/orange prisma pencil. Card 2: PM-111, BG09, PM-88
Misc: Ribbon, bling, Martha Stewart wedding stamps, pop dots,

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Patty Loves Cupcakes

Here is my card for the ISS Inspiration Challenge. I seriously love this set, Patty is just too adorable. Make sure you check out the ISS Blog for more details about the prizes and deadlines. If you upload your card/project to an online gallery make sure you use the tag ISSIC01. I saw the Mojo Monday sketch and decided to use it for this card. For details of the image and supplies I used, please scroll down.

Image: Patty Love by Instyle Stamps
Paper: Paper Studio & DCWV
Coloring: R20, E00, YR00, ColdStone PM, Brown/Black Prisma Pencil
Misc: Ribbon from stash, MM Rub Ons

Crafty Sentiments Vintage Challenge

It's Thursday again, and you know what that means! Another Crafty Sentiments Challenge is here and this time its a vintage theme. Make sure to check out the CS Blog for inpsiration and to enter your project. Here is what I made. I think the bug that's been going around my house has been trying to hide my crafting mojo from me lately and it's driving me insane....haha. It's very hard to create something when you have a stuffy nose and watery eyes. Oh well...must keep....crafting. Thanks for stopping by! By the way this is a new image from the Crafty Sentiments Store.

Image: Bear Couple by Crafty Sentiments
Paper: Basic Grey
Coloring: Brown, Light brown yellow prima markers/ r20copic/versamark blue ink
Misc: Vintage trinkets, lace from stash, love stamp

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Instyle Stamps Inspiration Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone, I can't believe the week is halfway over. The Instyle Stamps blog is having a new inspiration challenge for this month. Here is the inspiration picture below. I see lots of circles, squares and sweets, yum! For more info and to enter your project check out the ISS blog. I've been a busy little bee at home so I will be posting my project later on this week. Happy crafting!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hope bag for Instyle Stamps

Hello everyone, I just wanted to share my project for the ISS Color Challenge. I just love these new images. They are so adorable. I used a Patty Love stamp that is part of a new stamp set by ISS. This set can be pre-ordered here. For my project I used a lunch bag as my canvas and went from there. I love decorating paper bags, it's so much fun and it is a great way to spruce up a plain brown lunch bag. To enter your project make sure you go by the ISS Blog. For more information on the prizes and final entry dates for this challenge make sure you check out the Instyle Stamps Color Challenge page. If you upload your project to an online gallery, make sure you tag it ISSCC01. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Image: Patty Love by Instyle Stamps
Paper: Marjolaine by Basic Grey
Coloring: PM-69, PM-111, PM-194, R-20, E00, YR00, Le Plume II No. 58, No. 63, BG02, Black, brown, blue Prisma pencil
Misc: Brown lunch bag, Thickers, Want 2 Stamp pearls, Vintage board game pieces, Black ribbon, vintage brads, MS doily lace

Crafty Sentiments Thank You Challenge

Hello everyone! I hope you all have been having a great week! Today we are having a Thank You challenge at Crafty Sentiments. So let's see your thank you cards and gifts for a chance to win some fab prizes. Here is my card, I used one of the new Patches stamp. I love the smell of new Hope you all join us! Supplies:
Image: Patches from Crafty Sentiments
Paper: PaperStudio Birthday Extravaganza
Misc: Ribbon and Glitter from stash, MS Stamp, Stamp N Stuff embossing powder
Coloring: PM-69, Brown Prismacolor, YR00

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Instyle Stamps Color Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today Instyle Stamps has a gorgeous color combo for you! Come check out the Instyle Stamps Blog to see the amazing DT creations and to enter your card. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Crafty Sentiments Blog Hop!

Hello everyone! We are having a blog hop over at the Crafty Sentiments Blog. You should have just left the main blog, (for details of the prizes and order of the hop make sure you stop by the CS Blog). Now on to the hop! We have a lot of new stamps and images to share with you during this hop. I made a card with Blitz, a new character Suzette created. She is adorable! I also used one of the new circle sentiments on the card.

Your next stop is Bev's blog! I hope you join us on the hop, we have lots of cute new images to show you. :)

Image: Blitz by Crafty Sentiments
Paper: Paper Studio
Coloring: Prisma pencils/markers, copics
Misc: ribbon from stash

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

FIrst ISS Sketch of 2011

Hello everyone, today marks the first Instyle Stamps Sketch of this year. Here is the super fun sketch. I will be posting my creation later on in the week. To check out the Design team creations and to enter your project, make sure you stop by the Instyle Stamps Blog! Happy crafting!