Friday, January 29, 2010

Perfect Presentation New Release!

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ACK!  Can I just tell you how much I LOOOOVE this new template by Leigh Ann Baird called Hey Cupcake!!!  It is soooo perfect and easy to put together!!!  I'm telling you, Leigh Ann's templates are flawless!  Of course, I didn't have any cupcakes around, but I did have this yummy chocolate chip muffin (which is even better in my honest opinion : )  The template comes with this perfect little insert that will hold your cupcake (or muffin : ) in place inside your box.  How cool is that!?!  She also added the mats for the top part of the box, so it's super easy to decorate with your dp.  I can't wait to make more of these!!!

I also made a little box using the Able Gable template.  Another super easy and flawless template!!!  This is actually a pretty roomy little box, so the options are endless!  I think I will fill mine with some Valentine goodies for the teachers : )  

All templates can be found in The Wild Flower Patch Shop!  Now go check out the rest of the DT so you can see the 3 other templates that are available today!!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hey Cupcake:
Stamps:  Verve Wishful Elegance~sentiment, SU I {Heart} Hearts
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, SU Sending Love Specialty DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Square Nestabilities, EK Success Retro Flower Punches, Ribbon, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Able Gable:
Stamps:  Stamping Bella lovebeetle Huggabugg, Verve Hearts on Fire~sentiment
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Sending Love Specialty DSP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Nestabilities Labels 4, Real Red Ribbon, Jump Ring, Modern Label Punch, Heart Nesties, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles

Thursday, January 28, 2010

My First Product Focus Review!

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Hello!  I was soooo excited to be asked to be on the Product Focus Team for Splitcoast this year!  Our first product is Flower Soft Ultra Fine and you can see the full review HEREI made 4 projects with this awesome product:

This is a stamp from the Flower Soft Moments in Time series called Best Friends.  Love it!!!  I used some Sage FSUF on the grass and I just love the texture it adds!  The dp is October Afternoon Farm Fresh.

For this card I used this adorable Whiff of Joy image Willow with Flower Basket.  I added some Strawberry FSUF to the flowers in her basket, in her hair, and to the heart.  So fun!  DP is PTI's Simple Valentine.

For this card I used the Your Next Stamp set Happy Days Mermaid.  Isn't she precious!?!  I added some Sand FSUF to outline my sandy hills, and some Strawberry FSUF to her swimsuit top and flower in her hair : )

My final project uses this super cute set from The Greeting Farm called Oh Baby.  I added some FSUF to the baby's bonnet and the teddy's belly : )  DP is Basic Grey Lemonade. 

If you have any questions about these cards just let me know!  I don't have time to fill out the complete recipes right away.  Thank you so much for stopping by and check back tomorrow to see some new templates from Perfect Presentation!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TGF CHA Relay Day 2!

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Hello!  Today's darling digi from The Greeting Farm is this adorable gal named Charlotte :)  Isn't she just so sassy!?!  Love her!  I paired her with some retired SU Sweet Always DSP, and the layout is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #58.  Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  The Greeting Farm Charlotte Digital Image
Ink:  Copics
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Sweet Always DSP~retired
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, MS Botanical Scallop Border Punch, PTI Orange Zest Ribbon, Rectangle Nestabilities, Dimensionals

Monday, January 25, 2010

TGF CHA Relay!

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Hello!  The Greeting Farm is having a really fun event called the CHA Relay!  Each day they are giving away a FREE Digi image, but in order to get the next image, you have to make a card and have it posted in the TGF Gallery by 6 p.m. Central!  That's less than 3 hours away, so if you haven't grabbed up this cutie, go HERE to get him now!  This image is called Mer Ian.  I printed him out and colored him with Copics.  The layout is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #57.  I hope you get a chance to play along : )  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Stamps:  TGF Digi Image Mer Ian, PTI Blooming Button Bits~sentiment
Ink:  Copics, Chocolate Chip, PTI Summer Sunrise
Paper:  SU Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Bo Bunny Beachy Keen DP
Accessories:  Square Nestabilities, Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio, Button Ribbon, Twine, CB D'vine Swirls EF, Dimensionals, Scalloped Border Punch

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sketch Saturday

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Hello!  We had a birthday party to go to today, and I wanted to share the card I made : )  I used this adorable image from Stamping Bella called The Birthday Boy.  The dp is My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus and the sketch is from this week's Sketch Saturday.  I decided to rough up the edges a bit with my Tim Holtz distressing tool, and also some Antique Linen Distress Ink. 

This is the card I made for last week's Sketch Saturday Challenge that I posted in my gallery on SCS, but didn't have a chance to post it here.  I used C. C. Designs Swiss Pixie Birgitta and dp from Basic Grey Nook & Pantry.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Card 1:
Stamps:  Stamping Bella The Birthday Boy, SU Short & Sweet
Paper:  Old Olive,  Pumpkin Pie, My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  CB Spots and Dots EF, Word Window and Modern Label Punches, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Rectangle Nestabilities, Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Card #2
Stamps:  C. C. Designs Swiss Pixie Birgitta, SU Great Friend~sentiment
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Rectangle and Circle Nestabilities, CB Stylized Flowers EF, Prima Flower, Ek Success Retro Flower Punch, Kaisercraft Chocolate Pearls, Sewing Machine, Stardust Stickles, Dimensionals

Friday, January 22, 2010

Viva la Verve!

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Hello!  I decided to sit down and make a couple of cards for the Viva la Verve challenges going on this month.  Amber has chosen to use inspiration photos along with her fabulous sketches, so I couldn't resist!  This was the photo I chose for VLV week 3:

And here is my card:

I thought this SU Parisian Breeze DSP was perfect!  I used the beautiful Verve stamp set Because of You.  I stamped the sentiment with Chocolate Chip, and the flower silhouette with Sahara Sand.  The green dp comes from SU Bella Rose DSP.  I will leave the complete recipe below :)

My next card was based off of this room:

My card:

I used the fab Verve set Just for You.  I stamped the sentiment with Basic Gray, and the sprig of greenery with Old Olive.  The dp is from My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria.  Now I just need to make a card for weeks 1 & 2!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a FABULOUS weekend!!!

Card 1:
Stamps:  Verve Because of You
Paper:  Kraft, Vintage Cream~PTI, Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP, Bella Rose DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand
Accesories:  Pearls, Nestabilities Labels One, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, SU Border Punch, Sewing machine, Dimensionals

Card 2:
Stamps:  Verve Just for You
Paper:  Basic Gray, Basic Black, My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria
Ink:  Basic Gray, Basic Black, Old Olive
Accessories:  Fiskars Lace Border Punch, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Old Olive Ribbon, CB Argyle EF, Circle and Blossom Nestabilities, Dimensionals

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!!!

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If you are looking for the Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge please see the next post ; )

Hello!  Welcome to the Your Next Stamp Blog Hop!!!  Hopefully you arrived here from Cabio's awesome blog, but if not, go back to the beginning which is Karen's blog!  Make sure you make it through the entire hop, because you will see how you can win the ENTIRE new release at the end!!! 

I had the chance to play with the super fun Rock Star Fhiona set!

I made a little gift set consisting of a gift card holder, and a little box using the AWESOME Bag it Up template from Leigh Ann Baird

Here is a close up of the gift card holder.  I used the Fhiona, guitar, flower, and sentiment images from the set on the outside.

On the inside I used the music notes and microphone images.  So fun!

On the box, I used the other sentiment that comes with this set, as well as the hearts.  So many fabulous images!!!  I was totally inspired by the black, white, and hot pink color combo, so I made a big hairbow to go in my gift box : ) 

Make sure you check out the Your Next Stamp Store because there is a HUGE sale going on now!!! 

As for a favorite concert memory, it would have to be when my hubby and I were newly dating and we went to a huge 4 day concert series outside of Grand Junction, Colorado called Country Jam!  I really started to fall in love with my husband during that time, and we truly just had a blast with each other and several of our friends : )  Unfortunately I don't have any pics because it was before I had a digital camera, and I don't have a scanner :(  I don't think I would want to put a picture of me like that out in blog land anyway LOL!

Now hop on over to the amazing Guest Starlet Lori's blog!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Rockstar Fhiona
Paper:  PTI Raspberry Fizz, DCWV DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Raspberry Fizz~sponging
Accessories:  CB Swiss Dots Folder, Long Rectangle Nesties, Labels 9 Nesties, Kaisercraft Black Pearls, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles, Sewing Machine Bag it Up Template

Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge #20!

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Hello!  It's time for another Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge!  This darling tea set from Rosanna, Inc. is our inspiration.  Isn't it so sweet!  Here is what I came up with:

I used this adorable set from My Cute Stamps called Tea Party and some Basic Grey Lemonade DP.  I paper pieced her dress with some DP from the same collection.  Thank you so much for taking a peek, now make sure you check out what the other fabulous Divas created:
Stamps:  My Cute Stamps Tea Party
Paper:  Rose Red, Basic Grey Lemonade DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  SU Scalloped Border Punch, So Saffron Ribbon, Button, PTI Twine, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals, Square Nestabilities, Spellbinders Tags Trio, Pearls

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge #8~Make it Sparkle!

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Hello!  It's time for another fun Your Next Stamp Challenge!  For this challenge our wonderful leader~Karen~asked us to use something sparkly on our projects!  I decided to use this adorable set Fhiona and Friend Penguin.  I paper pieced part of her hat and her coat with Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses dp.  For my sparkle I added some Stardust Stickles to the snowflakes, her hat, scarf, mittens, and earmuffs, and added some rhinestones. The layout is this week's Friday Sketchers layout, and this is also for the Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential Challenge snowflakes gone wild!  I will leave the full recipe below : )

We hope you'll play along with this fun challenge, and as always, there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

1. Winner – one lucky winner, chosen by, will win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Winner Blinkie to proudly display on their blog!

2. Top Pick – one lucky entry, chosen by Karen, will win $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Top Pick Blinkie to proudly display on their blog! (You must use a YNS stamp on your creation to be eligible to win the Top Pick prize).

Just go to the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog to find out how you can play along!  Thank you so much for stopping by : )

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Fhiona and Friend Penguin SU~Make it Count sentiment
Paper:  PTI Scarlet Jewel, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Soft Sky for sponging, PTI Scarlet Jewel for sentiment
Accessories:  Square Nestabilities, SU Oval Punches, EK Success Snowflake Border Punch, Rhinestones, Stardust Stickles, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Dimensionals

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More Verve-y Goodness : )

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Hello!  I know I said I would post these yesterday, but I have been so consumed with trying to figure out where to send my soon to be kindergartener to school next year!  Unfortunately we are not zoned for a very good school : (  We didn't think it was a big deal because we thought we would be out of this house by the time Avery was starting elementary school, but we also didn't know that the housing market would crash and burn like it has!  Soooo here we are and I have been doing a ton of research trying to weigh our options.  I will probably continue to be stressed for the next 2-3 months until we figure it out! 

Anywho...I have a couple more cards to show you that I posted for the Verve release week challenges.  This first one was a color challenge to use Gray, Black, and Turquoise.  Awesome color combo, huh?  I used this fabulous set called Thankful Accents and the dp is My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria. 

My next card was for the shaped card challenge.  I used the Verve set Hundred Hearts for the hearts, and Hearts on Fire for the sentiment.  After seeing somebody else use these Label 8 Nestabilities to make a shaped card, I noticed they chopped off the top so that it was a straight edge, and I think it looked much better than how I did it, so I would recommend that if you try it : ) 

Come back tomorrow to check out the new Your Next Stamp Challenge and to see my YNS creation, then on Thursday we will show off the new releases with the Your Next Stamp Blog Hop!!!  There is still time to enter the Blinkie Contest.  See THIS POST for the deets!


Sunday, January 17, 2010

From the Heart

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Hello!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend : )  It has warmed up here in Central Florida. We are about to head out on a walk but I wanted to share a card I made this past week for one of the Verve release challenges.  This one was a sketch challenge.  I used 3 Verve sets on this card~Hearts on Fire for the hearts, Thankful Hearts for the sentiment, and Thankful Accents for the small heart by the sentiment : )  The dp is retired SU Bella Rose DSP.  I love me some Verve : )  Thank you so much for stopping by, and I will have a couple more cards for you tomorrow! 

Stamps:  Verve Hearts on Fire, Thankful Hearts, Thankful Accents
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose DSP
Ink:  Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, Ribbon, Button, Floss, Martha Stewart Heart Border  Punch, Dimensionals, Swiss Dots CB Folder, Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Circle Punches

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Perfect Presentation~Bag It Up!

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Hello!  Last week I told you about these awesome new templates that the fabulous Leigh Ann Baird~Stamping with Annie B~started creating.  Well, she asked if I would like to be on her DT!  Of course I said YES, because the 5 templates she has available now are all SPECTACULAR!!!  Today I get to introduce you to one of her new templates called Bag It Up!  This little bag was so fun and easy to put together, that I had to make two of them : )

The size is just right for a little treat.  Some candy hearts would fit perfectly in this Valentine bag : )  I used some PTI Raspberry Fizz cs and Simple Valentine dp.  The sentiment comes from the Verve set Hearts on Fire, and the cupid is a digital image from All That Scraps~Hey Cupid. 

For my second bag I used SU Soft Sky cs, and Basic Grey Nook & Pantry dp.  The cupcake is from the Verve set Cupcake Affair and the sentiment is from Verve's Thankful Accents.  So CUTE!  If you would like to see more of these adorable templates, check out what the rest of the DT created:

Leigh Ann~Owner and Creator

Also, if you are interested in purchasing any of Leigh Ann's templates, they are available at The Wild Flower Patch!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful rest of your day : )


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SC263 Valentine

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Hello!  I made this for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS.  I really like this layout!  I made the oval a bit bigger than the sketch because I wanted to use this gorgeous image from the Verve Hearts on Fire set.  I stamped the image with PTI Dark Chocolate, stamped the heart image separately and colored with a Copic marker, then popped it up with a Dimensional.  The dp is from the Basic Grey Bittersweet paper pad, and the ribbon is PTI.  I hope you like it, and thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Don't forget about the Your Next Stamp Blinkie contest going on now!  Check out Karen's blog to see how you can win a stamp set of your choice!!!

Stamps:  Verve Hearts on Fire
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Basic Grey Bittersweet paper pad
Ink:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Copic Marker, Pretty in Pink-sponging
Accessories:  PTI Ribbon, Oval Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Mojo Monday and Color Challenge

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Hello!  I don't want you guys to think I'm getting lazy : )  I actually have been working on a few projects~I just can't show them to you yet!  So, I thought I would make something today that I can show you : ) 

Today's Color Challenge on SCS is Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, and Chocolate Chip.  I need a few birthday cards for some little girl birthdays coming up so I thought I would use this adorable image from the Miss Anya Love collection.  I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for my layout.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and I will leave the complete recipe below!

Stamps:  The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Love, SU Short & Sweet
Paper:  Cocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Tea Party DSP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink~sponging
Accessories:  CB Swiss Dots and Textile Folders, SU Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Pearls, Dimensionals, EK Success Retro Flower Punches, Stardust Stickles

Monday, January 11, 2010

Your Next Stamp Blinkie Contest!

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Hello!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  So, are you in the mood to win a FREE stamp set of your choice from Your Next Stamp????  Here's what you need to do!

1)  Post this super cool Blinkie that you see on my sidebar on your blog.  Isn't it awesome!!!  My fellow Starlet Simonne creates these and she just blows me away with her talent!!!  Just go to Karen's blog and snag the code for the blinkie,  post it on your blog, then go back to Karen's blog and leave a comment that you did so.

2) If you would like a second chance, just post the blinkie, PLUS post a picture and a short blurb about your favorite vacation destination and/or your favorite rock band!  After you go through the blog hop which starts Jan. 21st, you will leave your name on Mr. Linky found at the end of the hop.  This will enter you into the contest a second time.  There will also be a chance to win the entire new release!!!

- Blinkie Contest will run from: Monday 11th January at 03:00 ET to Wednesday 20th Jan at midnight ET.

- Winner of the Blinkie Contest will be drawn by Karen from the comments left on her post. Prize will be a stamp set of your choice!!!  Have fun and Good luck!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Valentine Treats!

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Hello!  I got so excited the other day when I was blog hopping and came across THIS POST by the fabulous Jodi Collins :)  Her last project on that post is an adorable Matchbook Candy Holder.  I immediately thought how perfect that project would be with this super cute set from Papertrey Ink called Tiny Treats: Valentine.  I am going to make these for my daughter's class at school.  Inside you can put a Ghiradelli or other chocolate square~which I still need to go out and buy:)  Here is the inside which I left very simple:

You just slip the chocolate inside the pink pocket.  For full instructions check out THIS TUTORIAL on SCS : ) 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!!!

Stamps:  PTI Tiny Treats: Valentine, Verve Hearts on Fire
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, SU Pretty in Pink
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Brads, Swiss Dots CB Folder, Modern Label Punch, Circle, Blossom, and Heart Nestabilities, Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge #19!

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Hello!  To inspire you for this challenge we have some beautifully packaged soap from Terrain~

I just love all of the brown earthy tones, so I used those colors in my card:

The layout comes from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #55.  I stamped the damask image from the SU set Friends 24-7 with Chocolate Chip and added the butterflies punched with my Martha Stewart punch out of Really Rust.  The dp is a mixture of SU's Bella Birds and Parisian Breeze DSP.  Now go check out what the other Divine Divas created for this challenge!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and if you decide to play along just use DDIC when adding it to your gallery : )
Stamps:  SU Friends 24-7
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, SU Really Rust, Bella Birds and Parisian Breeze DSP~retired
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Rectangle and Circle Nestabilities, MS Butterfly and Border  Punch, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Pearls, Dimensionals

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge #7!

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Hello!  Sorry I have been MIA!  Time just got away from me these past few days.  I've been trying to organize my office/stamp room a little bit~although I still have a LONG way to go :)  Well, it's time for another YNS Challenge and our host is the fabulous Starlet Maylee who asked us to use embossing on our projects.  You can use dry embossing or heat embossing or both!  I almost always use dry embossing on my cards.  I just love the texture it adds!  I decided to step outside my comfort zone and heat emboss the sentiment as well :)  I used this ADORABLE image from the Shopper Fhiona set~LOVE HER!!!  The sentiment comes from Verve's Hearts on Fire set and the dp is Papertrey Ink. 

I hope you'll play along with us!  The winner by will receive $10 towards any YNS stamps and the special winner blinkie. 

The top pick winner (Maylee's favorite card) will receive $5.00 towards any YNS stamps and the special top pick blinkie.  You must use YNS stamps to be considered for the Top Pick blinkie :) 

Check out all of the other Starlet's fabulous creations by visiting the YNS challenge blog HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Shopper Fhiona, Verve Hearts on Fire
Paper:  PTI Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Simple Valentine
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestabilities, Oval Punches, Modern Label Punch~SU, Swiss Dots CB Folder, Raspberry Fizz Ribbon, Button, Twine, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals, Embossing Powder

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