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Gone But Never Forgotten

Hello and welcome to the last Saturday challenge of the year for 365 Cards.
It has been a flashback week all week long over there and my challenge was to choose any challenge from August that is not a sketch.I chose to to redo Day 183 Imagine this: Wrinkled.
Here is the card. If you notice, the flower that I made was wrinkled in each layer as I put it together. I hope you all enjoy the end of this year and look forward to seeing you next year!!!

Also, don't forget to check out this post here for your chance to win a great prize for my Holiday Spirit Giveaway!!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Mesh background, Pawprints on Our Hearts}
Flower: Silhouette Online Store {3D Ruffle Flower}
Twine: The Twinery {Buttercream, Denim}
Patterned Paper: Echo Park {Victoria Gardens}
Bling: Stash

Year In Review

I thought I would share some of my favorite projects from the past year. I hope you have enjoyed looking at them as much as I have making them!!

January
February
March April May June July August September
October November December
Hope you have an amazing start to the New Year!!!
***Don't forget to check out the post here for your chance to win the last Holiday Spirit Giveaway prize!

Another Winner and the Third Holiday Spirit Giveaway!!

I know, I know! I am running behind on the giveaway again, but sometimes, life just gets in the way. Since I am late posting the winner this week, I will let the contest run through next Thursday instead of Tuesday.

But, on to the winner of the second Holiday Spirit Giveaway! Cindy Lou Congratulations! Please email me at albertsdob {at} gmail {dot} com and I will get your package out to you as soon as possible!!
And now, for the third and final Holiday Spirit Giveaway, I have a 6x6 pad of paper from My Mind's Eye, two packages of bling and a roll of ribbon from American Crafts.

Since I make so many cards, I often find myself buying the smaller paper pads rather than the full 12x12 sheets of paper. And, My Mind's Eye happens to be one of my most favorite companies to get these from. I also often add a little hint of bling to the cards, and this brand, I get from Archivers. Ribbon is also a huge staple in most of my cards, and my favorite is usually American Crafts, not only beca…

Notes from Paris

Today's 365 Cards' challenge is Famous World Landmarks. Select a well-known landmark from anywhere in the world and either feature it on your card or let it inspire your card.
So, for my card I based mine off of the Eiffel Tower. I have not been out of the country much {only twice, and those places are not really that far away}. My dream is to one day tour Europe, and one of those spots happens to be France. I have seen many movies and pictures portraying the Eiffel Tower and always thought it so beautiful, especially at night. Do you ever dream of going anywhere foreign? If you do, where? Make sure to check out all of the other great challenges going on over at the blog, you will find an endless supply of inspiration!

All product on this card is from Pink Paislee's Vintage Vogue collection except for the ribbon, which is Martha Stewart, and the bling which comes from Bazzill.

I wish you all good tidings and greet cheer in this wonderful holiday season!!

Market Street Stamps and CAS-ual Fridays Co-Challenge!

How fun is it when you can combine two great things together to one amazing thing? Well, super fun!!!
Market Street Stamps is teaming up with CAS-ual Fridays for a super charged challenge! Not only do you get to join in for the Block Party Challenge for a chance to win, but you get a second challenge,too!

So, for those of you that have not hear of CAS-ual Friday, it is a great challenge blog that caters to everything Clean And Simple!! {And, their challenges are posted on Fridays.}

The challenge that starts today is Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String.

And this is the project that I have come up with I used this sweet box from Lori Whitlock for my package cut out of kraft paper, Twine from The Twinery for my string, and of course that gorgeous butterfly is from Market Street Stamps' newly released Believing Butterfly.
The pink and purple butterflies are fairly hard to notice above, but I am hoping that that will be taken care of with better lighting shortly after Sunday, wink …

A Winner, Another Giveaway and a Neato Project!!

Sorry that I didn't post this last night, but I had another post to do for the fabulous Market Street Stamps December Release Week. You can check out that post here, and don't forget to leave comments on all the lovely design team ladies' blogs for a chance to win some of the new stamps!!
First off we have a winner form the first Holiday Spirit Giveaway. And the winner is Housebuiltofcards Congratulations!! Please email me at albertsdob {at} gmail {dot} com and I will get your package out to you asap. 
And now, we have the second Holiday Spirit Giveaway! These are some of my absolute favorite distressing products out there. I find myself using them constantly on projects, and hope that you too, will love them just as much as I! So, please leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite holiday treat or indulgence is and I will draw the next winner on Tuesday!! 
So, now for my project! I am completely obsessed with making my own ornaments and ornaments for others. {I…

Market Street December Sneak Peek!!

Yay! It's that time of the month again! Market Street Stamps is releasing more sets.
For tonight's sneak I am using It Takes Love, with I have completely fallen in love with!! Just look at it's awesomeness.


Make sure you hop on over to the Market Street Stamps blog and check out all of the other great projects featuring this stamp, and don't forget that you have the chance to win this stamp set and all of the other ones being released this week too! You can find out all of the information on their blog!

Card recipe
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {It Takes Love}
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Glitter Glue: Tim Holtz Distress Stickles
Ink: Momento
Ribbon: Stash

You are My Sunshine

***Don't forget to leave a comment here for your chance to win the first of this year's Holiday Spirit prize.

Today's Saturday Challenge for 365 Cards is: So Soothing                    Use soothing colors and images on your card.

So I made a scene of a beautiful warm Spring day with big puffy clouds and soft green grass, my ideal day.

The clouds are from a sheet of American Crafts. The sun and sentiment were cut with my Cameo using a sheet of paper from Echo Park.

The grass is made using Pink Paislee tissue paper. I cut some strips from it and glued it down with a lot of creases and wrinkles.

Holiday Spirit Giveaway

As I said yesterday, today I am starting my Holiday Spirit giveaway. For the next three Tuesdays I will be doing a giveaway of some of my favorite products. These products are not on my list because I feel obligated or anything similar to that, but because with them, I enjoy crafting so much more.

I know that giving is a huge part of the holidays, and I am striving to do much better this year. I am so very thankful for everything I have in my life and hope to share in my gratefulness.
My husband and daughters are my everything and they guide all the choices I make. I wouldn't change a thing in the world for the last 16 years, for if I had, I wouldn't have them.

So, for my first giveaway, I am going to send out to a lucky someone a Hearts a Plenty background stamp and Compass stamp set from Market Street Stamps and a Purple Hydrangea VersaMagic Ink.


So please leave a comment below sharing what you are so very thankful this holiday season and on Tuesday I will draw a winner and …

A Masking Tutorial!

Hello! I am here to share a tutorial today!! Woot, woot!! First off, I have got to tell you how much fun I have working with Market Street Stamps! I love the quality, it is simple unbeatable. The fact that you can see through them to know exactly where you are stamping, and then the crispness that the images have, it's just amazing. Ok, enough of my praising {but I do hope you all know first hand of what I am talking about}.
The technique that I will be sharing with you is another type of masking. The first thing I did was take the card base and inked the edges with a blending tool and Antique Linen Distress Ink to give it a vintage feel. I then, took a peice of kraft cardstock and stamped it with the Grace background using Angel Pink Momento Ink.
In the picture above you can clearly see the background as it is still wet. But when the ink dries, the images will only show very faintly, adding just the slightest, prettiest addition.
Next, I cut out a label shape using my Silhouette…

Oh, By Golly...

Welcome to another 365 Cards Saturday Challenge!  Today's challenge is: Touchy Feely. Add three distinct textures to your card - there are lots of options for this - felt, fleece, flocking, glitter, wet/dry embossing, dimensional adhesive - anything you can think of as long as they each come from a different source.

The textures I added are: debossing, crackle paint and glitter. In the picture below you can see the debossing and crackle paint a little better.
In order to achieve the debossing, all you have to do is use the opposite side of the paper after dry embossing. I used a Sizzex embossing folder for this.

For the crackling, I applied the Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Crackle to the whole card and then before it could dry, I used a piece of chipboard to scrape it off everywhere except where is was recessed in the snowflakes.

As for the snowflakes, I used my Palette glue pad to cover the Maya Road snowflakes and then covered them in the glitter and let them dry.

The labels th…

A Mother's Love!

Welcome back! Today is the start of a new Paint the Town challenge of at the Market Street Stamps' blog.
 Here is the color palette:
And here is my card based on the colors. The base was cute using a cut file from Silhouette.

The bottom two strips is actually two different sizes of canvas tape from Prima. I sprayed the top one with Graphite Glimmer Mist and the bottom one with Haunted Shadows, both by Tattered Angels. After they were thoroughly dried I used the Vintage Wallpaper background stamp from Market Street Stamps with Archival Ink from Ranger. As I was putting the tape on, I made slight creases to ad some texture.

The sentiment is from Cool Cats which was part of November's release.

Don't forget to check out what the other talented Design Team girls have made for inspiration, and then make sure to link your own project in order to have a chance at winning some sweet Market Street product!
ihp + MSS = amazing!
Welcome to the i {heart} papers and Market Street Stamps combined teams blog hop!  We're so excited to have you join us, and we know you're in for a real treat!
You should have arrived here from Deb's blog.  If not, visit Kate's i {heart} papers blog to start from the beginning.  You'll go from there to the blogs of our designers and finish up at the Market Street Stamps blog.  If you get lost, both company blogs have the complete list of links.
about i {heart} papers: i {heart} papers is proud that we recently celebrated our 3rd anniversary in October. We’ve grown by leaps and bounds and have not strayed from our core principle of stellar customer service with FAST and FREE shipping. You ALWAYS receive free shipping with your $50 US order/$150 CAN order with no gimmicks or restrictions like so many other companies, and orders are almost always shipped within 24 business hours. We’re thrilled to be hopping along with the MSS team today and to be ca…

Scarecrow Girl

Hello! Just a real quick post today! Here is a card I made back in early November while at Scrapbook Extravaganza in Arkansas. I try to make it there every year, and have only missed one since I found out about it in 2008. It's a great time to get lots of projects done {or just socializing, shopping and eating}.  This year I spent it with two great friends!!
So, the scarecrow on the card is made using a newer Peachy Keen Stamp Scarecrow Girl. I made this before I had the coordinating die that goes with it, so it was fussy cut. The image is colored in using Copics. The patterned paper is from LilyBee and Crate and the ribbons are from My Mind's Eye.

Market Street Showcase!!

Here is the card I made for the Market Street Stamps' Designer Showcase which is displaying the newest release. The stamp set I am using is Pawprints on Our Hearts.

You can check out all of the other projects that the other design team members have made on the Market Street blog. There are some great ideas to get there.

Also, coming up on Tuesday, there will be a co-blog hop between Market Street Stamps and I {heart} Papers. You can start out at the I {heart} Papers blog, or if you come here, there will be a link to the start of the hop.

Hope you all are enjoying the start to your December!!

Live in the Moment!!

Happy Saturday all! Today I am back with another challenge from 365 Cards. The prompt given is: Seeing Red... and Green! I want to see red and green all over your card, but NOT a Christmas theme.  Any other theme will do :)

The green patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket's collection Clementine and the red is from My Mind's Eye's collection Lost and Found Two: Rosy. The Simply Stitched Borders stamps are from Market Street Stamps and the sentiment is from Tim Holtz. The flower was cut using Silhouette's Nesting Flower 4. To distress the the edges of the flower I used the Imaginisce D-Stress Cordless Distress Tool.

Market Street Stamps Block Party!

Here's what you have to do: Create a new project with MSS stamps! It can be anything (cards, layouts, altered items, etc.)- be creative and have FUN!Link your project on the Market Street Stamps Blog by Sunday, December 4th at 11:59 PM Central TimeNote: Your creations for this contest will not be considered for the Cream of the Crop contest. Each MSS contest or challenge requires a separate, unique entry to be eligible to win!
Here's what you could win! One randomly selected participant will win an awesome prize package full of yummy stamps & accessories!ONE show stoppin' paper crafter will be asked to join us for a Guest Design spot for the following month! (This months winner will be the Guest Designer for the month of January!)
Here is my card that I made for the Block Party. I used the Prancer stamp set that was released earlier this week along with some older patterned paper that I had in my stash and twine from The Twinery.

Sweet Friend

I hope everyone here in the states had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! We spent the day with my husband's family like we always do. We also had some amazing weather for the day, it was 50 degrees here and perfect!
So for today's challenge over at 365 Cards, your prompt is: Keep it simple. Cardstock base, 1 patterned paper, 2 embellishments, and a sentiment - that's all you can keep on your card.
And this is what I came up with:
The sentiment is from Close to My Heart. The felt strip is from My Mind's Eye. And, the patterned paper is from Theresa Collins.

Make sure to go check out 365 Cards blog and try your hand at joining some of the challenges!!

You're Cool!!!

***If you are looking for The Twinery/Market Street Stamps Blog Hop please see previous post!!!
It's another great Saturday challenge from 365 Cards!! {I hope you are all enjoying this fabulous Fall that we are having!}
Today's prompt is: It's the thought that counts. Add a thought bubble to your card and place your entire sentiment inside of it.

So when I first saw this challenge, I knew exactly what I was going to do for it! {At least I knew exactly what stamp set I was going to use for it ;)} Back in the beginning of it's start, Market Street Stamps came out with this stamp set {Cheep Talk} and it comes with two conversation bubbles!!! Yay! How sweet is that? And I absolutely love how this card turned out!!!

The Twinery and Market Street Stamps' Blog Hop!!

Hello and welcome to the second day of  The Twinery/MarketStreet Stamps Blog Hop!!
If you haven't started from the beginning you can start there now, and if you came from Monika you are headed in the right direction! First things first, let's talk about the prizes you can win for hopping both days {yesterday and today} and leaving comments on each of the stops along the way.
The first prize is an Ultimate Sampler Pack {a $25 value!} from The Twinery.
And the second prize is a $25 gift certificate from market Street Stamps.
You have through November 25th to finish leaving all of your comments, and then on Saturday, November 26th the winners will be drawn randomly and posted on the Market Street Stamps' blog and The Twinery's blog.
Now, on to my project! I made a card using the Argyle background stamp and the Joyful Snowman stamp set from Market Street Stamps and the Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery.  I can't tell you enough how much fun it is to work with both of…