Saturday, April 30, 2011

365 Cards Day 61 Challenge

Hello all! I hope that everyone is enjoying their weekend so far. I am happy to share with you that I have a little bit of a sunburn from today's activities! I know that normally, people would not be happy about that, but this just means that I am enjoying some exquisite weather right now. :) 
Anyways, on to my 365 Card Challenge. Today the challenge is:
I've Been Framed - use a stamped "frame" image on your card.
Our lovely sponsor this week has been Shannon's Sentiments and I used the frame below from Vintage Tags.  
The snail, sentiment and background stamps are from Market Street Stamps.
Hope you enjoyed today's card!!!

Card Recipe
Digi Stamp: Shannon's Sentiments {Vintage Tags}
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Slow Movin', Woodgrain}
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink {Vintage Photo, Old Paper, Tumbled Glass}
Ribbon: stash

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April Release Sneak Peek with Market Street Stamps!!

Welcome to another release from Market Street Stamps!! This month Angelica is doing an amazing 8 stamp release! Can you believe it! These are so much fun and I can't wait for you to see them ALL!! Here is some more info straight from Angelica on what you can expect:

If you haven't joined us during a Release Week yet, you're in for some F-U-N! Here's how our release weeks work - each day (starting today) the Design Team will be showing you a project they created with each new set. 
When you leave a comment on that days' post, you will be entered to win the set that are being showcased. We're going to be giving away EIGHT sets this week, so be sure to comment on each post! SO many chances to win!

Thursday, we'll be revealing all the sets, announcing our winners, and the stamps will be available for purchase immediately after the reveal.
Each new release will be
15% off from 4/28 - 5/5!

We'll also be including a bundle price:
Purchase all EIGHT sets and receive
25% off from 4/28 - 5/5!

You can also find more information here at the Market Street Stamps blog.
And, here is my card using the background stamp Lost Garden and another little sneaky of a set that you will see more of on Wednesday!!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Lost Garden, Simple Joys}
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink {Pumice Stone}
Twine: American Crafts

Monday, April 25, 2011

We Have a Winner!!

We have a winner from the Home Decor Blog Hop!!

VinDeeLoo said...

Very nice. I think you should hang it. Too pretty to put things on. :)

VinDeeLoo, I will be emailing you sometime today!!
Also, don't forget that today is the very first day of sneak peeks for the April release from Market Street Stamps. Go on over and check out what some of the design team has made for today. It starts at 7 p.m. tonight.
I will be back tomorrow with my own sneak peek for them!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Fresh and Springy Card with Market Street Stamps!!

**If you are looking for the Home Decor Blog Hop, please click here.**

Welcome to this amazing Sunday! I hope you are all enjoying yours. I am so ready for the warm weather! I am loaded up on shorts and capris, just waiting for the temperatures to get to the point were they are wearable. {Up here in the Midwest, we have been having a terribly long winter.}
So, as I am hoping and wishing that Spring finally comes, I made this nice and cheery card to help lift my mood. {This So Happy stamp set from Market Street Stamps is one to help lift anyone's mood.} I know it is not really noticeable, but I used the Bit of Burlap background stamp on the base of the card to give it a little more texture and color and the dotted circle stamp from So Happy behind the head of the flower

**Make sure you check out the current challenge going on here. You have the chance to win a Follow Your Heart stamp set!!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {So Happy, Bit of Burlap}
Patterned Paper: The Girl's Paperie
Ribbon: stash
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink {Frayed Burlap, Tumbled Glass, Spin Sugar, Antique Linen}
Bling: Kaisercraft
Button: stash

Saturday, April 23, 2011

365 Cards Day 54 Challenge!!

**If you are looking for the Home Decor Blog Hop click here.**

Welcome to the next installment of the Saturday Challenge at 365 Cards! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far.
Today's challenge is: use a bunny on your card, or use the word "hop" in your sentiment - anything goes as long as you are thinking about "bunnies"!
I chose to use Eggstraspecial Bunny by this week's sponsor Digital Delights by Looby Lou. I think she turned out "eggstrordinary."
Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Card Recipe
Digital Stamp: Digital Delights {Eggstraspecial Bunny}
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee
Markers: Copic
Glitter Pens: Atyou Spica Pens
Ribbon: American Crafts
Cabochon: Prima

Friday, April 22, 2011

Home Decor Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Home Decor Blog Hop! You should have made your way over from Vicki. This weekend's hop is being hosted by Miss Faith. She has all sorts of goodies to be given away on her blog, so if you just coming upon this you can start out here. The more places you hop to and leave comments, the better chance you have at winning.
I also have my own blog candy to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment here on this post and on Monday afternoon I will draw a winner for a $10 gift certificate to Market Street Stamps!!
For my project, I made a table tray. I may end up putting some wall hangers on the back and hanging it up in my front foyer though!
I bought the tray from Hobby Lobby. I painted it with some Americana paint, which went on more like a stain, which I really liked. I then lined it with some patterned paper from Crate Paper.
The letters are from the Cricut Storybook cartridge and then popped up with foam squares.
The doily was sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
The ribbon flowers were made using Cosmo Cricket's Glubers and the paper flowers were cut out with a Sizzix die and then rolled with the Imaginisce Petal Roller.
I hope you enjoyed my project as I had a lot of fun making it!!
Your next stop is Martha!!

Project Recipe
Tray: Hobby Lobby
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper {Emma's Shoppe collection}
Stickers: Crate Paper {Emma's Shoppe collection}
Spray: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist {Olive Vine}
Flower Die: Sizzix {Flowers 3D}
Letters: Cricut Cartridge {Storybook}
Glubers: Cosmo Cricket
Doily: We R Memory Keepers
Leaf Stick Pins: Maya Road
Ribbon: stash
Button: stash

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Market Street Sketch Challenge 1!!

 Thanks for stopping by today! I am so excited to be able to share my project with you today for the second challenge of the month over at Market Street Stamps. This time it is a sketch challenge:
For my card I flipped the sketch to the side. I had so much fun using the new Zebra Print background! I am not normally a fan of animal prints, but this one is amazing. I have so many ideas to use it more!!
Don't forget that you have a chance to win an awesome prize for entering your card into the challenge, just hop on over to the Market Street Blog and upload your project.
The prize for this challenge is the stamp set Follow Your Heart.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Zebra Print, Hippie Chic, So Happy}
Twine: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee {Soiree}
Ink: Versa Magic {Turquoise Gem, Jumbo Java}, Close to My Heart {Hollyhock}
Cabochon: Prima

Saturday, April 16, 2011

365 Cards Day 47 Challenge!!

Thanks for joining me here today for this Saturday's 365 Cards Challenge. If you are here for the Think Spring Blog Hop, you can click here, it is still going on!

This week is Fancy Folds week and our sponsor is The Stamping Boutique. I made a tri-fold card with a pocket on the inside for a gift card.  The image I used is Lola and you can find that here
I think the card turned out super cute today, and was so excited to finally find something to use the new Fancy Pants paper on!!
The finished card is 5"x4 1/4". 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your visit today!!

Card Recipe
Digital Stamp: The Stamping Boutique {Lola}
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants {It's the Little Things}
Spray: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist {Tattered Leather, Vanilla Breeze}
Button: stash
Border Punch: EK Success

Friday, April 15, 2011

Think Spring Blog Hop!!

Hello and welcome to your next stop on the Think Spring Blog Hop! You should have come from Amanda's blog. If you are just joining us or have gotten lost along the way, please look a the complete list below of all the stops.
I can't believe that Spring is upon us already! It seems like winter was just starting {and here where I live it still feels that way} a few days ago, and we were all so caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. One of the things I love most about Spring is the feeling of starting out fresh again! Fresh air, new blooms, spring cleaning, and that renewed energy that comes along with it all.
So, in order to start my spring, I thought I might "clean" out some picture albums and get them scrapped. These pictures were taken in 2007! ;O The pictures are very neutral with a hint of pink in them, so I chose some very springy papers and embellishments. My project recipe will be at the bottom of the post in case you are wondering where some of the products are from.
Thanks a bunch for stopping by and I hope you have lots of fun hopping the rest of the way!!

Your next stop is Jennifer!

Layout Recipe
Patterned Paper: The Girls' Paperie
Border Stickers: The Girls' Paperie
Letter Stickers: The Girls' Paperie, American Crafts
Bling: Kaisercraft
Cabochon: Prima
Butterflies: unknown
Fabric Flowers: Glubers from Cosmo Cricket, fabric from stash

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Peace and Love!! for Market Street Stamps

Welcome to another post featuring Market Street Stamps! I once again used the set Hippie Chic, which I love oh, so much. It makes me happy!!
What I did today was repetition stamping. It's great for those medium to small stamps that you love to use, and don't want a whole lot of white space.

If you haven't gotten a chance yet, check out the Color Cue Challenge that Market Street is hosting.
You can find that here. You have a chance to win the Loopy Loo background stamp and an XL background block.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Hippie Chic}
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Glitter Pens: Atyou Spica Glitter Pens

Saturday, April 9, 2011

365 Cards Saturday Challenge!!

Hello and welcome to the next installment of 365 Cards' Saturday Challenge.
Today's change is "Clever Coloring":
Use 4 different methods for adding color to one image - pens, markers, paint, glitter, flocking, patterned paper are a few ideas.
This week's sponsor is Heartsong Designs. They have some pretty sweet images over there so make sure you go check them out! I used their Rainbow Bird digital stamp for today's card.
For my different uses for colors, I used the following:
Twinkling H20s for the colors of the rainbow
Copic markers for the bird
Stickles for the clouds
Atyou Spica Glitter Pens for added sparkle.
I also popped up the clouds for added dimension.
Hope you enjoyed the card and make sure to go over and check out the 365 Cards blog and enter your own card for the challenge!!

Card Recipe
Digital Stamp: Heartsong Designs {Rainbow Bird}
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Here Comes the Sun, Ain't No Sunshine}
Markers: Copic
Glitter Glue: Ranger Stickles
Glitter Pens: Atyou Spica
Pearl Paint: Twinkling H2Os

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Market Street Color Cue Challenge 1!!

So happy you all could stop on over! I am so excited to be part of this new adventure with Market Street Stamps. Two different challenges a month!! I don't know about you, but having some prompts to keep me trying new things, or just to help me out of a funk is a fun way to get me motivated.
So, for my project, I made this tag using the new stamp set Hippie Chic. I have to say I really, really like this set. So different and so fun to work with. No special techniques, just super fun to make!

So come play with us! You can add your link over at Market Street Stamps blog.
You don't need to use their products to play along, but in order to be eligible to win, one of their stamps needs to be used.

Tag Recipe
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Hippie Chic}
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee {Soiree}
Ribbon: unknown
Cabochons: self made

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thank You with Vintage Music!! from Market Street Stamps

Hello, all! Today I am sharing with you a very simple but pretty card I made using Vintage Music and Hippie Chic from Market Street Stamps. There really is no special technique that I used, but thought I would take this opportunity to tell you about a contest that Angelica is holding, giving you the opportunity to win some of her fabulous stamps. You can hop over to the Market Street blog here, but here is some more information:
Hey Market Street Fans - we hear what you're sayin'! You are lovin' our new stamps and you don't care who knows it! Well, what if I told you we were going to give you the opportunity to WIN our next three releases just by placing a qualifying order in the next three weeks? That's right, we're going to GIVE away FREE stamps - here's how:
From now until April 25th, you will earn one entry into the contest with every order you place (minimum purchase before shipping is $10).
Earn an extra entry for every person you refer who makes a qualifying purchase during the promotional time period. 
So tell your friends!  The more people you refer, the more chances to win you will get!  All your referrals have to do is list your name (first and last name) in the comments box at checkout saying you referred them.
So - what exactly are you entering to win? How about....
Grand Prize:  All the new Market Street Stamps releases for the next 3 months (April, May and June releases).  Approximate retail value of over $150!  (Does not include any releases from La Tiendita).
1st Runner Up:  Winner will receive a $25 store credit
2nd Runner Up: Winner will receive a $15 store credit
Most Referrals:  The entire April release from Market Street Stamps.  Approximate retail value of over $50!  (Does not include any releases from La Tiendita.)
*Only one prize per household. Winners will be contacted via email.*
Does that sound fun or what? Don't forget to let your Tweeps and Facebook friends know - most referrals WINS our April Release!!
Good luck everyone!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Vintage Music, Hippie Chic}
Patterned Paper: The Girl's Paperie {Vintage Whimsy collection}
Lace: Maya Road
Flowers: unknown
Bling: My Mind's Eye {Lush collection}
Spray: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist {Iridescent Gold}

Saturday, April 2, 2011

365 Saturday Challenge!!

Welcome to 365 Cards' Saturday Challenge. This week our sponsor is Digi Doodle Shop. I chose the Hoot Owl for my card. I was instantly drawn to him, with his big, round eyes. {So sweet!}
So, the challenge for today is:
 "Boy oh Boy!  Make a masculine card, but add a touch of pink somewhere.  It's a color I avoid when make a card for a man or boy in my life, but I think it can be added without making the card too "girly""
In order to keep the colors of the image kind of muted I used the Copic Colorless Blender to pick up the colors from the other markers. I really like how the textures came out with the process.
For my hint of pink, I used some patterned paper punched out with a heart punch that added the perfect splash. Then, for a little more "from the heart" touch I used my own handwriting for the sentiment.
Hope you liked the card today! Be sure to check out the 365 Cards Challenge blog for more inspiring projects and challenges.!!

Card Recipe
Digi Image: Digi Doodle Shop {Hoot Owl}
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Fancy Pants
Border Punch: EK Success {Postage Stamp}

Friday, April 1, 2011

OH My Stars! for Market Street!!

Hello, all! I hope you are having a wonderful day. Today, I am bringing you a card using Blast Off from Market Street Stamps. This set is so adorable and fun to use. I, myself do not have the pleasure of having any boys, but I do have some nephews who I know will totally enjoy anything I make with this set.
For the background I used, of course, one of my favorite techniques, blending, using Distress Inks. The colors I used were Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans, Broken China and Black Soot. After it was nice and blended I took my Marshmallow Glimmer Mist and sprayed it across the background to give it the Milky Way look. I then stamped and cut out the stars and outlined them. For the rocket, I used my Copic markers and added some sparkle to the flames with an orange Spica pen.
I hope you enjoy!!!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Blast Off}
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Momento
Markers: Copic
Glitter Pens: Atyou Spica
Spray: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist {Marshmallow}