Tuesday, June 30, 2015

From The Heart Stamps - FSOTM - June

Happy Tuesday and Happy End of June.

CAN YOU BELIEVE we are halfway through 2015? Crazy, right?!

How cute is this stamp for this month's Freebie --  Prickles Says Hello? SO CUTE!

Card Recipe ~ Image Prickles Says Hello
Ink: Copic MarkersPaper: base is PTI.  DP is from my scrap bin. I cut the little pieces into banners.

Embellishments:  Orange Ribbon. I also used StampinUp's Fringe Scissors

I hope you took the time to play along with the FSOTM Challenge, but if not  you probably still have a few hours to grab him and create something. Go check out all the other crafter's posts - so much inspiration.

Be blessed whatever you do.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Stamping Boutique FaceBook Challenge - June

Hi all,

For a while I will be posting on Two blogs, here and on WP.
I am determining whether I want to move my blog back to blogger. It's a principle thing.
You see, if we have to be fair in business, I don't think WordPress should have put rainbows everywhere. As a business, they should recognize that not everyone agrees with them.

And so - while I am discerning, I will post both places. Pray for me.

So - on The Stamping Boutique's FaceBook Page, they host a monthly challenge. This month's was "Use something that starts with a B and any TSB image for a chance to win 3 images of your choice.  Example- button, blue, butterfly, bow..."

Card Recipe ~ Image Get Well Beary Soon, by The Stamping Boutique
Ink: Copic Markers
Paper: base is PTI.  DP is from my scrap bin.
Embellishments: The buttons are from my button stash and the flowers are in a big jar, 
I think K&CO. I could be wrong.

My B's are - Bear, Buttons and in the top one Blue. I think I'm covered. lol

Anyway - I hope and pray you have a great evening and that you have enjoyed these cards.

Monday, June 8, 2015

From the Heart Stamps -

Hi there...

You know how you mean to do something and then you don't.  At From The Heart Stamps (FTHS) there is a monthly Free-if-you-play along image. One month to create a card. Sigh. I had the four cards below made... and guess what - I forgot to upload. Well, it was more that I was overcome by events BUT I still didn't get it uploaded.

Further, they have a weekly Sketch Challenge. Ahem. All four - in the #110 Challenge layout. And I didn't get them up... well, you get the picture.

Card Recipe ~ Image Apple Blossom Birds by FTHS
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol
Paper: base is PTI.  DP is from my scrap bin. I cut the little pieces into banners.

Embellishments: Pearls & Crystals.

I have to be honest, I will likely spruce them up a bit... find a place for some ribbon or something.

Anyway - if you want to play along with the Monthly Free Image Challenge, go HERE.
And - if you want to play along with the weekly Sketch Challenge (#111 this week), go HERE. During the Summer, they are every two weeks. So - you have six days!

Love, Hugs & Blessings,


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Opal The Optimist - Stampingbella

Happy Happy Day!

Whatcha doing?  Me, nothing... blogging. HA I hope and pray your day is great.

So - a few months ago I played along in a challenge, and I created a wine tag. So when I saw this uptown girl Opal the Optimist, I knew she had to be on a wine tag.

Do you love it?  Maybe love is too bold. But I really really really love it because I love my fellas. Plus, I'm really really really trying to get better at Prisma Pencils.

Card Recipe ~ Image Opal the Optimist, by StampingBella.
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol
Paper: base is PTI.  DP is from my scrap bin. There are two DP's.
Ribbon: StampinUp Yellow Grosgrain & Orange/White Twine
Embellishments: The tag is from the StampinUp! May Paper Pumpkin Kit.
And the flowers are The Paper Studio.

The whole tag is 11 inches long and three inches wide. The part that goes over the bottle's neck is about 3.5 inches, with .5 inch folded over to help the tag hold (used my score pal).

I think it will make a great gift for someone. I plan on making some Christmas Wine Tags and Birthday ones too. Who doesn't LOVE a great bottle of wine?

Check out the Bellarific Challenge, posted on Fridays on the StampingBella Blog. That is where this tag will be next week.

Anywhooo, I'm off to enjoy my day.

Love, Hugs & Blessings,


Saturday, June 6, 2015

PaperPumpkin Fun May 2015 - Stamping Up!

Hi there.

Hope you are well.

Do you ever hear about something and you think, "I really want to try that?" Well, I finally did, and people - I'm so happy I did.  SO FUN!

There was a special on the Pamper Pumpkin Monthly Subscription. I think I got May for $5. How fun.

And so - it came like this:

When you open it looks like this:

They thank you for buying:

All of the pieces you need come in the kit:

This is a snippet of what I made:

This time, I followed the instructions because I'd never done a card kit before. And to be honest, at first I thought, it's so uninspiring. I'm a free-styler at heart. HOWEVER, it's a great way to build your card catalogue at home... and it's inexpensive fun. I made gift bags and gift cards that coordinate. How fun is that?

Here is a little information about it on my new friend Christi's Site. Check it out here - Paper Pumpkin.

You can buy past kits as well.

Anyway - I hope you enjoyed it. I sure did.

Love,  Hugs & Blessings,