Friday, January 28, 2011

InStyle Stamps January Blog Hop

Hippity Hoppity.  It is the last Friday of January which means that it is time to Hop along with the InStyle Stamps Design Team.  You should have hopped here from Angelique’s blog, if not, you will want to go back to the InStyle Stamps Blog and start at the beginning so you don’t miss a thing.  This month our theme is Valentines Day.  I came up with this sweet card fit for a Princess ;)

I love this ballet set Gracie and Twirla.  You know that these sweet images are being released at CHA this week and I cannot wait to show them off.  If you are going to the trade show, be sure to stop by our booth #5023.  I hope to see you there.

Now hop on over to see what Jacquie has made and keep hopping all the way back to the InStyle Stamps Blog.  If you leave a comment you can be eligible to win a $25 goodie bag from InStyle Stamps.  Commenting will be open until Sunday, January 30th at 6:00 PM PST


**Note: Because I was getting ready for CHA I totally flaked on the FFC this week.  I made a card, but I can’t show it to you until next week, I hope it’s worth waiting ;)  Make sure to check out what Jimmi, Sherry and Christi have prepared to get you in the mood for spring.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Fun Challenge-Limited Supply

This week Jimmi sent us some supplies for our challenge. 


And this is what I came up with.  I have to admit I had a difficult time with the image, so this is not my best card, but I tried.

Check out what the other Friday Fun Chicks have done with their kits.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

InStyle Stamps January InSpiration Challenge

Here is a great little InSpiration picture from the InStyle Stamps Blog to get you ready for Valentine’s day! 


I liked all the squares in this piece and found a cute little frame at Target in the $pot to make this project:

There is one blank space to put a picture or a little girl’s name. 

I hope you get a chance to play along with this month’s challenge. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Fun Book Challenge

This week Jimmi says: Book Challenge, make a card or other paper crafted project based upon and/or inspired by the book you are reading or last read (or a favorite).  Well, I did actually read a novel back in December, but it was a crime novel so not much I could use for inspiration.  The last BOOK I read was one of P’nut’s favorites called “Five Little Ladybugs,” she picked that as her bed time story last night.  So this card is based on that book.


I know, I didn’t actually stamp on this card again.   What is up with THAT?  Anyway, there are 5 tiny ladybug brads in the center strip hiding among the holes of the circle border punch.  This is a nice 5 minute card that can be sent any time but would also make a great Valentine’s Day card for your Love Bug.

Check out what the other Friday Fun Chicks have done.


Have a GREAT week!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

InStyle Stamps Color Challenge

Be sure to check out the InStyle Stamps Blog today for our color challenge.  Look at the rich colors in this piece.

Head over to the InStyle Stamps Blog  NOW to check out some samples from their designers, and to get all the details on how to play along!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday Fun-Happy New Year!

We are starting off the year with a little Friday Fun Inspiration for you.


I liked the window panels in the back and had planned on using more circles but ended up with only one.  I used some oranges and blues although I have much more white space and silver.

The DP is from SEI and the sentiment is from a set of SRM stickers.  This was a quick and simple card with no stamping, which is rare for me, but I think it works :)  Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the other Friday Fun Chicks.  Sherry is finally back with us….Yipee!!!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

InStyle Stamps January Sketch Challenge

Happy New Year!  After an extended break, I am back in my stamp room and feverishly creating many new cards to start showing you all…..but not just yet.  We have so many changes coming to you from InStyle Stamps that we don’t want to show you everything all at once.  We will start showing you a few things over on the InStyle Stamps Blog, so be sure to check there and then I will start showing you a few of my samples here.  I am so excited for all the changes we are making, I think you all will like them too.  

Here is the Sketch Challenge for January.  It’s a very open sketch with lots of possibilities. 


I also want to take a quick moment to thank you all for your support and love over the past few months.  Most of you know that I lost my Father in the middle of December and had spent most of November and December driving back and forth between Maryland and Ohio, which is why I may not have been as creative lately.  Now that I am home and have my husband home for a while as well, I plan to stamp stamp stamp!!!