Sunday, February 26, 2012

Big Shot Round Up Project for UStamp with Dawn!

Hello there blog friends! How was your weekend?  Hope you had a good time.  It seems to just fly right by, doesn't it?  It was a nice and relaxing one over here...just wish it was a little L O N G E R .  Well, I've got a fun sneak peek today - it's the project I created for U Stamp With Dawn and Friends Big Shot Roundup!  I had fun playing with the Matchbox die, Flower folds die and edgelits! For the complete instructions as well as 40+ amazing Big Shot project ideas, pop on over to UStamp With Dawn and Friends!

Hope you all have a fantastic week!  Ciao for now.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

February's Final Friday Winner!!

Hello there dear bloggie friends!  Happy Saturday to you!  I know I'm a day late in announcing my February Final Friday winner, so my apologies.  As usual, time's been getting the best of me!  You guys ready to find out who the lucky winner of this fun little giveaway is?  Well, the lucky person is none other than:
Lucky # 16, who happens to be Kellie!  Congrats, Kellie!!  Here's her comment:

Thanks so much to all of you for playing along!!  Hope you have a fabulous day :) 

Kellie - I'll be emailing you soon!

Bye for now.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Workshop cards

Hi bloggie friends! Just thought I would share the cards we created at my hostess's workshop yesterday.  It was a fun stamp party and I think my hostess and her guests had lots of fun making these!  We used goodies from the Occasions Mini Catalog - the Mixed Bunch Stamp set and the Blossom punch, along with the gorgeous Apothecary Art stamp set.  We even used a smidge of Sale-a-bration with the Everyday Enchantment DSP {my current fave!}.  For the sentiment on the blossom card, I used the Friendly Phrases stamp set from the big Stampin'Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  Here's a look at these products up close:

Blossom Punch: #125603, $16.95

Hope you like the samples and the stamp sets!!  Have a great rest of your weekend and I'll catch up with you guys soon!! Toodles for now :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Twitterpated Fabric Flower

Hi all!  Just wanted to pop in with a quick post.  I wanted to share the fabric flower pins I made out of the Twitterpated fabric from the Occasions Mini.  These are really so much fun to make!  The tutorial instructions for making these fabric flower pins are on this post here.  I used the Flower Folds Bigz XL die to cut the easy and cute to make!

Here's a look at the Twitterpated  fabric swatches and product deets:

So whaddaya think? Hope you like it! Have a great one!  I'll catch up with you guys soon.  Bye for now.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Everyday Enchantment is for the {BIRDS}!

Hello there bloggie friends!  How's your week going?  Hope it's a good one.  You're probably wondering what I mean with my post title....well, let me tell you..or maybe my sneak peek pic above will give you a hint.  I was determined to craft today.  Besides the fact that it's been a while, I also felt the need to release some creative energy, too.  Do you guys ever have those weeks? ;)  So up to my craft studio/office I go.  

I wanted to try out a couple of the new dies I got from the Occasions Mini.  Plus, I wanted to play with the pretty Everyday Enchantment DSP from the Sale-a-bration set, too.  So, I came up with this brilliant idea to die cut a bunch of birds from the Elegant Bird Bigz die {4 of them is a bunch for me!} and create some cards all in one sitting.  I was soo excited how gorgeous the birds looked in that paper!  I loved them so much that I took pictures of ALL of them to share with you guys. Are you excited?  One last thing before I start the bird parade of pics...I was happy to see that this month's So Shelli Creative Challenge is to create projects using Sale-a-bration goodies.  Woot woot!  {BTW - You should definitely play along and share your projects if you've been in a Sale-a-bration state of mind!}  Anyway, back to the bird cards - my how they look enchanting in that DSP...
Here's my first card.  For this sentiment, I used the modern label dotted outline stamp from the Tea Shoppe stamp set and the greeting from the Apothecary Art stamp set.  I have to tell you that I have always been cautious about mixing too many patterns, but I really did like the effect of these multi-patterned combos that I used from the Everyday Enchantment DSP.  I used Calypso Coral twine and topped it off with a Designer Button.

For this card, I actually embossed the DSP background using the Square Lattice Embossing folder.  Such fun texture!  How about the fun pleated ribbon?  I LOVE this accessory.  I also used the Boho Blossoms punch for my little flowers and added some dimensions to them with the Basic Pearls and then the Jumbo pearls from the Mini.

This is my second most fave card of the batch.  I experimented making the flower, which is actually the smallest flower from the Flower Folds die.  At Leadership, we got to see one technique where you basically wear down the fibers in the cardstock so that they separate from each other.  The flower you see here is actually from one flower that I peeled apart after running it through the crimper every which way to get the fibers broken down.

And last but not FAVE card of the bunch. 
First of all, I have to say that I was super excited that the bird's eye ended up perfectly centered in the flower print from the DSP!  That wasn't intentional, but I was happy that's how it happened to turn out! :) 
Secondly, I also really LOVE how the Pool Party seam binding ribbon looks with this the pretty bird and striped DSP, topped with a button and twine.  The seam binding is such a pretty and delicate texture, it was just the right touch I was looking for.  I also love the Happiest Birthday sentiment - this is from the Apothecary Art stamp set, too!  To vintage it up a bit, I used the Tea Stain stamping spot on the edges.

Hope you liked the cards! Thanks so much for popping by today :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ready for February's Final Friday Giveaway?

Hi all!  Can you believe we're already into February?  I know I missed doing a January Freebie Friday already, but I've decided I'm gonna make it up in June with a double giveaway.  Why June?  Well, it's a big month in our family!!  It'll be our little boo's first birthday, and then it's also my birthday month, too.  On TOP of that, it will also be the release of Stampin'Up!'s NEW catalog.  Yes...isn't that exciting?  They're moving up their Catalog release to June!  How fun, right?  It's definitely something to look forward to.  But here we are in, how about a fun Giveaway to kick us off and get started?

For this month, I'm going to be giving away these Yummy baker's twine spools in Calypso Coral and Wisteria Wonder!!  Plus, the lucky winner will also get these cute favor boxes that look like mini takeout boxes.  Super duper cute and so colorful! Hope you like these!

Now, all you need to do to play in this month' giveaway is follow these simple rules:
1. Leave me a comment on this post by midnight Pacific Time, Wed, February 22, 2012.

2. On your comment, please make sure to include a valid email address or a blog URL (where I can leave a comment or have a way of contacting you). For those of you that are uncomfortable with leaving an email in a post, you can write your info like this: yourname at emailaccount dot com.
3. One comment per person please. :)
4. Anyone can play - international visitors welcome!
Isn't that easy peasy?  You can leave me a comment about anything you'd like or you can share a fun Valentine idea.  Look forward to reading your posts!  Have a great night.  I'll catch up with you all soon :)