Friday, April 30, 2010

Apron Inspired Day Part 3- *Caffinated Cropper Hop*

Today is Anthropologie Apron Inspiration day on my blog!
I have 3 different aprons that inspired 3 different cards on 3 different blog posts for today.
This is post #3 of those 3 posts.

This post is dedicated to this month's Caffinated Cropper Customer blog hop. If you are lost and have no idea what I am talking about...head on over to Amy's blog and she will explain it all to you so that you don't miss a single thing. 
Aren't you all loving this kit, With a Cherry on Top?!? 

I think that Amy still is running her sale on them for $29 and FREE shipping (you can purchase it using the buttons on her sidebar.) That is such an incredible deal because you will not believe how much stuff you get in this kit

This is the inspiration apron from Anthropologie....

There is so much to this kit...funnily enough, this was my favorite paper in the kit, but I haven't been able to bring myself to cut into it until now. Still LOVE IT!! 

For this card, I used the digital stamps designed by Lindsay for the kit and then colored it with watercolor pencils

Supplies used:
*Caffinated Cropper- With a Cherry on Top kit
*Fiskars border punch
*Nestabilities Labels die cut 
*white card stock
*Zig Writer
*watercolor pencils

Amy is also running some bundle deals on some gorgeous papers on her blog too, so be sure to go check out all the deals!

Now your next stop on the hop is....

Apron Inspired Day Part 2- **FFC80 & FWF**

Today is Anthropologie Apron Inspiration day on my blog!
I have 3 different aprons that inspired 3 different cards on 3 different blog posts for today.
This is post #2 of those 3 posts.

This post is for our Friday Fun Challenge & Friends With Flair.

The challenge was to use this apron from Anthropologie as inspiration for your project....

And here is my card. 
This is actually a very simple card, but I really love how it turned out...

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Donna Downey- Where You Are
*MME paper collection
*CTMH Sweet Leaf inkpad
*Palette Burnt Umber inkpad
*Fiskars scallop border punch
*Martha Stewart border punches
*MM copper brads

Friday Fun Challenge #80

Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Girls blogs for more inspiration.  

We would love for you to play with us- just use keyword FFC80 when uploading to your SCS gallery.

And be sure to go check out the Unity blog
for the entire list of Friends with Flair participants!!!

BTW, Maren is giving away that gorgeous new Unity Going Retro (you know, that one that is my new favorite stamp kit!) on her blog today. You may want to go check it out! ;o)

Apron Inspired Day Part 1- **M4TW26**

Today is Anthropologie Apron Inspiration day on my blog!
I have 3 different aprons that inspired 3 different cards on 3 different blog posts for today.
This is post #1 of those 3 posts.

This post is my Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge post for Paper Makeup Stamps.

And this is the inspiration apron from Anthropologie....

For my card, I had this old MME paper that mimicked the colors in the apron so I pulled out my scallop circle punch and punched about 5 circles which I mounted onto brown card stock and placed randomly over my card base. Then it was just a matter of re-creating some of the details from the original apron and topping it off with an awesome Paper Makeup Stamps sentiment....

Supplies used:
*Paper Makeup Stamps Lucky Me sentiment set
*MME paper collection
*Nestabilities Labels 13 die cut
*Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing plate
*lace trim
*Marvy Uchida scallop circle punches
*Fiskars scallop border punch

Now it's your turn. While we don't require that you use PMS images to play along, if you've got them you may as well flaunt them! Make sure to add the link to your blog post or gallery featuring your challenge entry to Mr. Linky on the PaperMakeup Stamps blog (link directly to the card, please), and mention the challenge in your post... easy as pie! If you post to any public galleries, please tag your images with "Paper Makeup Stamps, M4TW26". We hope you have a wonderful and inky weekend!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cosmo & Unity

This is post #2 of 2 for the day. 
If you are looking for my Limelight Papercrafts sketch post, it is located below this one.

The day that you all have been waiting for is finally here.

ALL of the new Unity Stamp Co. releases are available today INCLUDING the new (and totally fabulous) Cosmo Cricket stamp kits!!!!

Today's artwork though is all about the THREE new Cosmo Cricket Unity Stamp Co. kits releasing today!

This first card uses the Garden Variety kit....
That black and white floral background paper was actually made using one of the stamps from the kit also. Just stamped in black with an added rhinestone in the middle.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co.- Cosmo Cricket Garden Fresh kit
*Cosmo Cricket Garden Fresh paper
*flat back gems
*StazOn Jet black inked
*Marvy Uchida circle punches
*white poster Sharpie

For this second card I used Material Girl and modified this week's challenge sketch...

That cute little paper doll has been colored using watercolor pencils and then her dress was paper-pieced.
Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co.- Cosmo Cricket Material Girl
*Cosmo Cricket Material Girl papers
*flat back pearls
*Swiss Dot embossing folder
*Marvy Uchida scallop oval punches
*Zig writer
*watercolor pencils
*StazOn jet black inked
*kraft card stock


For my final project, I created a layout using the Scrappy Kit....

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co.- Cosmo Cricket The Scrappy Kit
*Cosmo Cricket Material Girl paper collection
*Prima bling centers
*MM bitty alpha stickers
*Palette Burnt Umber inkpad
*Marvy Uchida circle punches
*Creative Cafe button
*brown twine
*Nestabilities Oval Scallop diecut
*watercolor pencils
*Bazzill Swiss Dot embossed paper


There is tons of fun stuff happening today! 

After you finish the blog hop, be sure to check out the forum
There will be chatting, games, challenges, and 
I am guessing a fabulous prize or two to be given away. ;o) 

You also need to go check out the Moxie Fab blog today
A little birdie told me that they are going to be chatting about 
the new Cosmo/Unity stamps over there too.

Now you need to hop on over to Carolina's fabulous blog...

Sparkle and Shine with Limelight Papercrafts!

Good morning! This is post #1 of 2 for today.
Today we are playing with another fabulous Limelight Papercrafts sketch...using sparkle and bling!

The Deets:
**Use the sketch above and try to incorporate your favorite SPARKLE!!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC046.
**Post a comment with a link to your card to the Limelight Papercrafts blog on the challenge post by Sunday, May 2, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday).
**PRIZE ~ One lucky winner will receive a SPARKLE PACKAGE including a container of glitter, a bottle of Stickles glitter glue, and a package of Sparkle Fibers!!

And this is my interpretation of the sketch...

Supplies used:
*Websters Pages Vintage Sparklers
*Unity Stamp Co. Sweet Affections Kit (feel better sentiment)
*Bazzill embossed cardstock
*Martha Stewart punches
*Spellbinders butterfly punch

And check out what the LPC DT did with the sketch....

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Merry, Merry, Merry! from Unity...

We are still celebrating Unity's birthday/anniversary week this week with LOTS of sneak peeks of new release kits that will be available tomorrow. 

Today's post is all about a gorgeous Christmas kit called Merry, Merry, Merry....

Supplies Used: *Stamps- Unity Stamp Co: Merry, Merry, Merry; Patterned Paper- SEI: WinterSong; Embossing Powder- a la mode by Hampton Arts: sparkle; trim- beaded from Hobby Lobby; inkpad- StazOn Jet Black and Versamark Watermark; bling- Prima Say it in Crystals; watercolor pencils- Derwent; Zig Writer- Black

Now you need to head on over to Jen E's fabulous blog...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Woman's Health....

I saw this posted on a wonderful blog this morning and just had to repost here as we head into Margarita season...esp with us moving to Texas!!!

y/n ~Do you have feelings of inadequacy?

y/n~ Do you suffer from shyness?

y/n~ Do you sometimes wish you were more assertive?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist about Margaritas.

Margaritas are the safe, natural way to feel better and more confident about yourself and your actions.

Margaritas can help ease you out of your shyness and let you tell the world that you're ready and willing to do just about anything.

You will notice the benefits of Margaritas almost immediately and with a regimen of regular doses you can overcome any obstacles that prevent you from living the life you want to live.

Shyness and awkwardness will be a thing of the past and you will discover many talents you never knew you had.

Stop hiding and start living, with Margaritas.
Margaritas may not be right for everyone.
Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Margaritas.
However, women who wouldn't mind nursing or becoming pregnant are encouraged to try it.

Side effects may include:- Dizziness- Nausea- Vomiting- Incarceration- Erotic lustfulness- Loss of motor control- Loss of clothing- Loss of money- Loss of virginity- Table dancing- Headache- Dehydration- Dry mouth- And a desire to sing Karaoke

The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you are whispering when you are not.-

The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them.-

The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to think you can sing..-

The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you can logically converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting.

Please share this with other women who may need Margaritas.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Unity Goes Retro-- ***Sneak Peek***

It's Unity's 2nd Anniversary Celebration this week!!!

And we are kicking it off with several days of sneak peeks of new stamp kits coming out!!
They should all be available to buy on Thursday.
Can you say EXCITEMENT?!?!

I am excited because today's kit that I get to feature, Going Retro, is my VERY FAVORITE release of the entire amazing group. I LOVE THIS KIT!!!

I used three of the stamps from the kit...
that wonderful silhouette, the sentiment, and that awesome retro background on the blue.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Going Retro (available Thursday)
*American Crafts paper
*PTI paper (bitty dot)
*StazOn Jet black inked
*watercolor pencils
*Nestabilities Labels 13 diecut
*Fiskars border punch
*button and string

Hop on over to Julie's blog now...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Limelight Papercrafts Meets Card Patterns!

This week, Limelight Papercrafts is sponsoring the Card Patterns sketch blog and all of the DT played along with the sketch....

Here is my card that I created from this week's sketch....

I used this month's Unity store kit, Total Cuteness and watercolor penciled that cute lollipop image...

That little "thank you" is from the February Unity kit, Life is Fabulous.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Total Cuteness
*Unity Stamp Co. Life is Fabulous
*Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride 6x6 paper pad
*Bo Bunny Brads
*various punches

Go check out what the Card Patterns DT did with this sketch on their blog...HERE.

And check out what the LPC DT did with the sketch....

We all hope that you will play along with this week's sketch!

Friday, April 23, 2010

With A Cherry on Top Blog Hop!!!

Good morning!
If you are looking for my FWF/FFC post, it is located below this one!

This post is my Caffinated Cropper, With a Cherry On Top DT blog hop post. 

There is lots happening/to report here today! 
Tons of fun stuff happening over at Caffinated Cropper today!

First and Foremost, Amy has put this AMAZING kit on sale for the weekend!?!? 
Only $29 
with FREE shipping until Monday at 6:00 am (EST)
the first 5 orders get a FREE 
Little Yellow Bicycle Clothesline 6x6 Dec Edged Cardstock pad thrown in!

There is so much in this kit this month! 
This entire layout was done with the kit.
The only thing that has been added was the blue 12x12 base card stock piece.
EVERYTHING else is from the kit!?!

One of the items included in the kit is this little cupcake topper in plain white. I covered it with some of the paper from the kit and made it into a fun embellishment with the date for the layout.

There are also these wonderful shipping tags in the kit. I added some journaling lines to this one and it made the perfect journaling tag for the layout. Don't you just LOVE that pennant sticker from Sassafras that is included in the kit? I only used half of it on here because I wanted to be able to use it again! LOL!

Another amazing element to these kits are the digital stamps created by Lindsay specifically for the kits. This cherry blossom branch is one of the four digi stamps with this kit. I just printed it out like I would a 4x6 photo and then colored it like normal with my watercolor pencils.

Just like on the card on the post below this one, there is a cork band across the center of the layout. I cut this with my Fiskars border punch. I was amazed. It cut just as easily (if not actually easier) than cutting card stock!

Supplies used:
*Bazzill Swiss Dot embossed card stock
*watercolor pencils
*corner rounder
*Zig Writer

Like I said, TONS of fun stuff going on with Caffinated Cropper...
*blog redesign
*new shop is almost ready to be open
*upcoming customer hop
*new products in the store
*bundle deals
TONS of fun and deals so be sure to check out everything on the BLOG!!!

And you also need to make sure that you check out what the rest of the team did for the blog hop:

One random commenter on one of these blogs will win a 
FREE 6x6 KaiserCraft Lilac Avenue  paper pad!

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