Thursday, October 31, 2013

YNS November Digital Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the YNS November Digital Release Blog Hop!  We have several ADORABLE new images being released TODAY, so hop along with us to get a peek at these new cuties! I am so excited for this release, if this doesn't put you in the Christmas mood, I don't know what will.
The hop begins on Nicole’s amazing blog, and if you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived from Shelia's blog. Make sure you leave comments on all of the DT blogs, because each blog will be giving away a digi stamp of choice!  The winners will be posted on the YNS Blog on Tuesday, November 5th.
For my card I used the adorable digi called Cozy Christmas.
I just adore this digi, I am a huge animal nut so this image just hit home for me :)
Materials Used to make Card:
Pattern Papers: Echo Park ~ All I want for Christmas~ Digital Paper
Solid Red Paper: DCWV
Markers: Spectrum Noirs
Adorn it Carolee's creations~ Letter Stickers~Flirtacious
Holiday Inspiration Ribbon
Glitter Snowflake: Joanns Essentials
Silver Jingle Bells
Okay, I know you all are ready to hop on your way. Next blog in line is the super talented blog of Bonnie, but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go!  Happy hopping and shopping!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Hello everyone and happy Thursday!  It's time for another new release from YNS, you will NOT want to miss this release!! I am going to share a little sneak peek of my project, the actual bloghop will be on Nov. 1st and goes through Nov. 3rd.

I know you all want to see more but you will need to stop back to see full project and hop with us
on Nov. 1st, you will LOVE these new digi's, believe me!!! As always, there will be amazing inspiration and prizes, so be sure to join us! Until then I hope you all have a fantastic day!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge: Anything Goes

Hello and happy Monday!! It's time for another challenge over at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog. This has to be one of my favorite challenge cause it's anything goes, so there should be no excuse for anyone not to join in on the fun :) Since October is almost over and this week is Halloween, I decided to make a Halloween card to share with you all.
I used the digital stamp "Warlock Owen" for my card. I colored him in using my Spectrum Noirs.
Other Items Used:
Spider Web Flourish: Silhouette Online Store
Aged Black embossing enamel: Stampendous
Firefly Stickles
Sentiment, Frame & Bats: There She Goes clear Stamps: Halloween Tags & Bewitched By You
Black Polka Dot ribbon
Papers: American Crafts, DCWV, Echo Park
This image was so fun to color and create a card with! Well, I love coloring all the images by The Paper Nest Dolls (Christine) but this one was extra fun.
Of course this wouldn't be a proper challenge without a prize. One lucky winner chosen by random will win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to The Paper Nest Doll store.
I cant wait to see every ones project! Let the crafting begin!!
Hope you all have a great week :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Timeless Twine DT Day: Wrapped too Tight

 Hello Again, this is my second post of the day, to see my first post just click HERE. It's Wednesday and so that means its design team day for me over at the Timeless Twine Blog.
 I have a fun Halloween card  that I am going to share with you today!
Image of Tuxedo Black Bakers Twine ~ Timeless Twine™
Scary cute huh!? I used Tuxedo Black Timeless Twine to "Wrap" a bow around the top of my card, this twine color is one of my all time favorites :) My adorable little mummy and sentiment is from Pink Hippo Stamps , I just love him and he is so fun to color with my Spectrum noirs. There are currently 3 different Halloween stamp sets to choose from and they all come in high quality clear acrylic ( did I mention they are all on sale) and once there gone ,there gone. This little cutie is all sold out, but the other sets are just as awesome!!
Other materials used:
American Crafts: 6x6 Halloween paper pad
Black Button
Tea-Dye Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
Cricut Cartridge: Happy Hauntings
Black Rhinestones
Star Dust Stickles
Before I let you all go I want to let you all know about the AMAZING sale going on right now over in the store. There is a HUGE sale going on, on full spools of twine 160 yards for only  $6.00 a spool that's $3.00 OFF a spool!! Get yours before it all gone, just click HERE!! There are 24 different colors on sale right now!
Image of Timeless Twine™ - ***SALE***

PPPR Design Team Day: Happy Fall

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's time for another fun design team project for Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons using some fun PPPR files. I decided to make a fall card to share with you all. Here in Minnesota our fall is quickly turning into winter :( I've lived in this state my entire life you think by now I would be use to winter, but year after year, I dread it even more! I LOVE this state more than anything just not it's winters. So, I figured it would live out my fall through this card.
Files Used:
   Pumpkin Patch Cutting Files & Make a Wish Cutting File             
Make a Wish Cutting FilesPumpkin Patch Cutting Files
I did print and cut for all of my card but still cut in layers because I love dimension. I stamped my pumpkins faces using my October Peachy Keen SOMK, the sentiment also came from this set. For my sweet little girl I just took off the hat and cut off the cake and tucked her behind the pumpkins to make it look like she was popping out. I added some ribbon and a button from my stash and some yummy Halloween Twist, Timeless Twine. Of course no card is ever complete with some sparkle, I used some Firefly Stickles around the leaves of my pumpkins.
I hope you all enjoy my fall card and I hope everyone gets to enjoy some fall weather yet! Please feel free and send some of that warmer weather my way :)
Have a fantastic day!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WINNER of My Craft Spot Stamp Set!

Hello Everyone, I know I am a couple days late at posting the winner for the My Craft Spot Stamp set giveaway. We had a family emergency happen on Tuesday Night of last week, my brother had, had one of his seizure's and fallen down the stairs while he was staying with my grandparents. He hit his head and fractured his skull and had a brain hemorrhage, as of right now he is still is the ICU in the cities. We have started a Caring Bridge site to keep all family and friends up to date on whats going on you can find it under his name Brandon Jabs. I still plan on doing all my post as normal, it's best for me to stay busy and keep my mind off of things!
Okay, now on a happier note the Winner! I used to choose a winner who will get the stamp set they told me was there favorite from My Craft Spot.
Drum Roll.........
Congrats my friend on the Guest Spot. I love all your projects! Super cute!. My favorite set is "Spooky Treats" cause you know I love me some halloween! I am loving your candywrapper and that adorable candycorn card!
Deb C
I will get in contact with you to get you, your stamps! I want to thank you all for your sweet comments.
Have a great night, I will be back tomorrow with two post!!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

PPPR Autumn Harvest Blog Hop

 Hello Everyone and Welcome to the PPPR Autumn Harvest Blog Hop! If you came here from Lisa's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please head on over and visit Lisa's blog.
 This blog hop is all about making Autumn Harvest projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. I used the "Falling Leaves" cutting file, to make my card.

Falling Leaves Cutting Files
 I used this file to also create my background paper and then filled the leaves in so I could stamp some sweet peachy faces on them without the vines getting in the way.
Other Materials used:
Scrappy Mom Stamps: The Charmed Life
Peachy Keen Stamps
Ribbon & Button from stash
As always Lisa is giving away an awesome prize pack.
For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog.  For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, October 22nd. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please.

With a blog hop always comes a NEW PPPR challenge! This months challenge follows the theme of the blog hop "Autumn Harvest ".

1.  The project must be Autumn themed.  Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the focus of the project.
2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Autumn Harvest Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group.
3.  You can enter as many different Autumn-themed projects as you want for more chances to win.
4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, November 9th, 2013.
5.  One random winner of a $10 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013.

Thank you all for taking the time to hop with us, NEXT in line is the super talented Mrs.Candace.

Lisa ~
Brianna ~
Candace ~<<<<<< NEXT
Jeanne ~
Melisa ~
Nanne ~
Nicole ~
Shannon ~
Tanya ~
Ana Maria ~

Thursday, October 17, 2013

YNS: Fun Friday~ Autumn Leaves

Happy Friday everyone! Have you had the chance yet to join in on the Fun Friday challenge over at Your Next Stamp, if you haven't there is still time, you have until the end of the month to play along. I am here to share with you an adorably sweet card using the sweet newly released digital stamp, "Autumn Leaves". I decided to use the sketch provided on the YNS Blog for the inspiration for my card, I will also share them with you here on my blog. For your creation, you can use (Inspiration/Sketch--do one or the other, or both!). Okay, on with my project....
Isn't this just one of the sweetest Images ever!?
Materials Used:
Spectrum Noirs
Jillibean Soup: Apple Cheddar Soup 6x6 ~wood grain paper
Tim Holtz: Tea Dye Distress Ink
Paper Doilies
Kraft Cardstock
Here is the sketch and inspiration photo for this month:
I hope you all enjoy my fun little Autumn card! Be sure to head on over to the YNS Store, to check out all the other adorable digi's that are available for purchase, don't forget after purchase they are instant download, cant beat that!! I hope you all will find time to join in our fun challenge. TGIF everyone and have a spectacular weekend!

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Paper Nest Dolls Winter Blog Hop!

Hello Everyone & Welcome to Day 2 of The Paper Nest Dolls Winter Blog Hop!
I am super excited to be sharing with you more stamps from our new Winter Collection, Christine always is creating such adorable new stamps and these are no exception, I LOVE them all. You will even get to see a few stamps from the new upcoming Nursery Rhyme Collection, they are absolutely adorable, and are must haves on my list! You should have arrived here from Marcee's Blog, if you've stumbled across my blog, you will definitely want to start from the beginning over at The Paper Nest Dolls blog!

Before I share my project with you, I'd like to let you know about the sale featuring all of  the new stamps!

All NEW stamps featured in the hop are on sale for $7 instead of $8.50 in rubber!

You can also get a great sale on our new digital stamps by purchasing our bundle for only $25!
Top Row: Baby New Year, Christmas Fairy Ellie, Gift Giving Avery, Snowman Fun
Second Row: Counting Sheep Avery, Garden Ellie
Third Row: Downhill Racer Avery, Downhill Racer Owen
Bottom Row: Watering Can Ellie, Winter Fairy Avery, Winter Mail Ellie, Ice Skating Ellie

And now for my project.. I created a sweet little card using the new Snowman Fun stamp. 
I am so excited to share my creation with you, I just love how it turned out!

Other Materials Used:
Spectrum Noirs
Mr. Frosty Cricut Imagine Cartridge: Papers
Prima: Say It in Crystals
Stampendous: Fran~tage Embossing powder & Crystal snow glitter
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper
I hope you all like my sweet little card using the new adorable "Snowman Fun" digital stamp. Don't forget that all of Christine's images come in both digital and rubber.
We also have some wonderful prizes being given away to those who comment on EVERY stop of BOTH days of the hop! Winners will be announced on Friday October 18th.

Simple Stories Christmas Collection Prize Pack

Graphic 45 Prize Pack

Doodlebug Designs Christmas Prize Pack

AND one lucky winner will receive one CLEAR Paper Nest Dolls stamp of their choice, manufactured and sold by Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking!

Your next stop in the hop is Carol's Blog 

Thanks so much for hopping with us, be sure to hop through Day 1 if you haven't yet, you wont want to miss any of the fabulous projects!!

The Paper Nest Dolls~Create a Halloween-themed project

Happy Monday Everyone!! I am here to share with you my DT project I made for the new challenge over at The Paper Nest Doll Challenge Blog. Before I get on to my project, I want to make sure you are all aware of the Winter Blog Hop going on over at the main Paper Nest Dolls blog. Today starts the 2 day hop. Make sure you head on over and see all of the amazing creations, and prizes up for grabs. I will be sharing my blog hop project tomorrow on Day 2, I will give you all a reminder at the end of my post today, just incase you forget! Okay, on with my Halloween project....
My adorably sweet little image is called "Little Witch Ellie". I colored her in using my Spectrum Noir markers, after cutting her out using my Silhouette.
Other Materials Used:
Papers: Basic Grey
Purple and Black Flowers: Recollections
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper
Purple Passion: Timeless Twine
Haunted House Charm(Thank you Debbie)
Ribbon scraps from my stash
Here is the yummy prize up for grabs...
One Lucky person will be chosen by random to win all these goodies, so be sure to link up your creations!!
I hope you all have a happy Monday and don't forget to head on over and hop with us, did I mention all that hop get a Free Gift!! Thank you Christine for always being so generous <3 <3
Have FUN!!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

My Craft Spot Guest Designer

Hello everyone,I am beyond excited to be guesting today over at My Craft Spot, I have been a long time follower of Kimberly and her blog, she is so talented. Kimberly gave me the choice of picking out either a stamp set or metal dies to use on my projects. I decided to go with Tiny Tags 3, I already owned the Tiny Tags Dies to go along with this set. You will all have a chance to win a My Craft Spot stamp set of your choice, just leave me a comment here on my blog,telling me what your favorite My Craft Spot stamp set is. I have made two projects today to share with you, here they are.
Details for this Project: 
My card base measure at 5.5x4.25. I cut this sweet little "Candy Corn Guy" out by Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons using my Silhouette Cameo. Once I had all my layers cut and pieced together, I took out my Zig glue pen and covered my yellow and white layers and added some glitter. The yellow glitter is "Lemon" by American Crafts and the White glitter is by Stampendous. All my pattern papers are from the 6x6 Halloween stack by American Crafts. Other items include:
Lemonade Yellow Twine by Timeless Twine
Flower embellishment by Recollections
White glitter clothespin by Gartner Studios
Orange Sequences from Joanns
The Crinkle ribbon I hand dyed using my Dried Marigold, Time Holtz Distress Ink. 
Of Course my Sweet little tag was made using Tiny Tags 3 Stamp set and Tiny Tag Metal Dies


Using the same stamp and die set here is my second project.

For this project I decided to make a matching card and candy bar wrapper. Once again my card base is the same as the first and measures 5.5x4.25. My adorable little witches and best witches Sentiment comes from the Best Wishes cut set from Lettering Delights. I sized my witched to 3.5 inches and used the print and cut feature of my silhouette to cut them out. I used Sentiment Spots 1 by Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons to cut around my sentiment.
Other items used on card:
Star Paper: Halloween by American Crafts
Blue Polka dot paper: Jillibean Soup: Apple Cheddar Soup 6x6 paper pad
Solid Papers: DCWV
Cat, spider, frog in jar stickers by EK Success
Black button from stash
Key Lime Sorbet Twine by Timeless Twine

My Candy bar wrapper is also from Lettering Delights called Best Witches Candy Wrapper. All I did was print in out and followed the the directions to cut around crop marks and score where it told me to score, using my Martha Stewart score board. I then just wrapped some more Key Lime Sorbet, Timeless twine around it and added my cute little tag with one of the stamps from Tiny Tags 3. Can you see what it says, "Keep Calm & Eat Chocolate".!? I hope you all enjoyed my creations, make sure you head on over to the My Craft Spot store and take a peek at all the awesome goodies. While you are there remember to look at the stamps and then leave me a comment here, telling me which one is your favorite, I will choose a winner by random a week from today. Good Luck everyone and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Timeless Twine DT post: Riding by to say Hi!

Happy Wednesday Everyone,this s my second post for the day, to see my first post click HERE. Today I am over at the Timeless Twine blog sharing this fun summer card, feel free to head on over and see all the other amazing creations that my DT sisters have been posting!
 Here in Minnesota, summer is now over and soon fall will be to, I have a feeling the "S Word" (SNOW) will be upon us shortly. I decided to share with you a fun, bright, summery card because I am in denial. I used this sweet little digi titled Bicycle Kaylee by Some Odd Girl. I printed her out a while ago and just got around to coloring her using my Spectrum Noirs. I wrapped some fabulous Olive Green:Timeless Twine, and wrapped it around back to front around all four corners and added a bow. 
Other materials:
Papers: A Perfect Summer by Lori Whitlock
Sentiments: Market Street Stamps: Riding By MSS-41
Misc. Rhinestone
Image of Olive Green Timeless Twine™I hope this card gives you at least one last glimpse of nice weather before the you know what comes, I wont say it again cause then I will jinx us all :) I hope you all have an absolutely amazing Wednesday!!

HUMP DAY : PPPR Design team day

Happy Wednesday Everyone, only two more days before the weekend! I am here to share with you my project I made for PPPR Design team day. I am so excited because Halloween is fast approaching and it;s my favorite holiday, so I decided to make a cute Halloween card. 
Hehe, isn't she just adorable!? I used to different files for this card.
 All Hallow's Eve Pattern PackMonster Mash Cutting Files 
I used the little patterned bat paper to accent the edges of my card & I used the sweet little skeleton and used his bow tie as a hair bow. I added some tulle and some Halloween Bakers Twine by timeless twine to accent the hair bow and make a little band on girly skeletons skirt. I added some Pebbles chalk to her cheeks and added some silver and orange rhinestone throughout my card. I hope you all enjoy my spooky cute Halloween card. 
Before I go I just want to remind everyone that you still have until Oct.12 to enter the current Birthday Challenge going on over at the PPPR blog. Of course if you enter you will have the chance at winning a fabulous prize :) Thank you all for stopping by my blog and have a great day!!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

World Card Making Day: Timeless Twine Linky Party

Happy Saturday everyone!! Are you ready for a day filled with awesome creations and giveaways. Not only are we celebrating WCMD, but we are celebrating our sweet friend and blog coordinator Debbie Bugjuiced's Birthday. All the creations you will see today are for her <3, love you lady!!
Before I share my card with you I want to share with you who our three sponsors are:
 Bella Creationz  is generously donating a MYSTERY gift box of super fun supplies to make some twine-tastic cards!  Gift box is worth more than $50.  There is sure to be some Timeless Twine in there.  Be sure to stop by and  like the Bella Creationz FB page as well as the Timeless Twine FB pg.
Pink Hippo Stamps: 1 Halloween Stamp Set(Witch)
Some Odd Girl: $15.00 Gift certificate
Lawn Fawn: 6x6 Paper Pad & Stamp set of winners choice. 
In order to win one of these fabulous prizes you have to link up your creation over at the Timeless Twine Blog. There will be one winner per prize and winners will be announced on Monday Oct 7th. You can link up ANY creation as long as its a card, you don't have to have Timeless Twine to link up, but of course if you have it we would love to see you use it, this is a one day linky so don't wait to long!!Okay, I think I got everything, now on with my Birthday card.
I used "The Nicest Things" Stamp Set by Stampin Up
Tiny Tags Stamps & Dies by My Craft Spot
Strawberry Cupcake Timeless Twine
Spectrum Noirs
Prima Rose
Misc. Rhinestones
I hope you like your birthday card Debbie, I am truly blessed to have you in my life as my friend!!
So just a little recap, this linky will only be for one day so head on over to the Timeless Twine blog to link up your CARDS for your chance to win some awesome prizes. Any project will work as long as its new and is a card, Timeless Twine is NOT required. Thanks for taking a peek at my card and cant wait to see what you create!! I hope you day is filled with fun  & crafting!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

YNS: Fun Friday Challenge

TGIF to all my crafty friends! I am super excited because this will be my first official Fun Friday challenge post, as being apart of the newYNS Digital design team. Here is a little info about the Fun Friday Challenges over at Your Nest Stamp. There will be one challenge per month to play along with as many times you like.  (Inspiration/Sketch--do one or the other, or both!). Each monthly challenge will start the first Friday of every month. Each week different DT members will be sharing their creations with you using the monthly Inspiration/sketch. For more information and if you would like to link up your creations be sure to head on over to Your Nest Stamp. I decided to use the sketch as inspiration for my creation and I used the sweet new digital image Jolly Holly, available over in the digital stamp section of the store.
I printed my digi out using high quality grayscale and colored it in using my Spectrum Noirs. 
Other Materials Used:
Papers: Mistletoe~ Studio Calico
Seen & Noted~ Pebbles
American Crafts~ Kringle & Co.~Gift Wrapping Room
Cherry Red : Timeless Twine
Stampendous Frantage Embossing Powder: Shabby White
Stampendous: Coarse white glitter
Liquid Applique
Glossy Accents

I hope you all enjoy my sweet Christmas card. If you are interested in this digi, make sure you head on over to the YNS store because there were 10 more released on the 1st all by Penny Johnson of Omnia Designs.  Hope you all have a great day and weekend and I will see you all soon!!