We're Hopping Tomorrow!

Don't forget!!!

Join us tomorrow at 10 am EST over on the myStamp BOX blog to find out who the newest members of the myStamp BOX Design team are! We're having a mini BLOG HOP to introduce everyone and we also have some prizes to give away too!

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A House of Hugz

Today over on the myStamp BOX blog the entire team is sharing projects featuring backgrounds or patterns.

For my card, I chose to use the cute little houses from the No Place Like Home stamp set.

I first cut a piece of canvas paper and stamped a variety of the little houses all over the canvas using Memento ink. Then I sewed the square using pink thread to a mat of brown cardstock.
Then I created my little house image and backed it with some pretty patterned Prima paper (say that 3 times fast... LOL).

I die cut my tag and stamped "Hugz" from the Whatever! stamp set. If you look closely, you can just barely see the "X's" all over the light greeny-blue background too. They're from the Rough Copy Alphabet set.

And to finish off my card, I stamped the remainder of the sentiment on the inside. The full sentiment reads...

Hugz... from here to there!

The little city scape and the remainder of the sentiment are both from the Neighborhoods stamp set. This set is just too cute!

I hope you'll take a moment and stop by the mSB blog today and check out what the rest of my fellow Design Team have created today! Happy stamping!

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Playing in Paradise: Challenge #08

It's Friday! TGIF everyone!

This week is was my turn to inspire the rest of the Playing in Paradise Challenge Team and so I chose a beautiful bedroom scape. Here is what I chose:

I chose to use some of the colours of the image, the roses from the bed spread and romantic feel of the room as my inspiration for my card this week...

Greetings


All of the beautiful papers on my card are from the new Crate Paper, Portrait Collection. I also used some of the gorgeous collection's die cut accents.

My tiny little metal butterfly is a charm from the My Mind's Eye Stella Rose & Mabel Love Trinkets set. So fun to add to cards!

I also added a few silver Hero Arts gemstones to add a touch of sparkle!

I hope you'll take a moment and stop on by all of my fellow Challenge Team member blogs. Each one of them has designed a beautiful project using my inspiration this week:


Come and join the Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge this week and you could be playing along with us next week!

AND... for being the winner of this week's colour challenge, Scrapbooker's Paradise is offering up a fabulous prize of gorgeous Prima flowers... a prize retailed at over $18.00! So come on out and play along with us this week!!!!

Please be sure to link us up directly to your card so it's easy to find! You can link it up here. If you're uploading to a public gallery, use the code PPS08 so we can find you! The linky will be open until next Thursday, April 1st at noon. Good luck!


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A Combo Challenge!

This week is a COMBINATION CHALLENGE! Four of the Creative Prompts 4U Creative Crew members have each contributed something that must be found in your creation for this week's challenge. Those prompts are:

* Ally - use something calendar related
(a date, day of the week, etc.)
* Fabiola - use a transparency
* Ro - use fabric
* Regiane - embossing

Here is what I came up with for this week's combo challenge:

Sunday Morning Goodbye

supplies: patterned paper, alpha stickers, stickers, BasicGrey; cardstock, Bazzill; stamps, Prima Marketing; transparent balloon, doily, Little Yellow Bicycle; ink, Stampin' Up!, Ranger; fabric, Moda; stick pins, Little Yellow Bicycle, Making Memories; embossing folder, Provocraft; pen, sharpie; other, thread.

Come and join the team this week to win a $25.00 gift certificate from myStamp BOX.

Come and see what the rest of the Creative Crew did with this week's prompts; HERE!

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WeScrap is LIVE!!!!

It's TRUE! WeScrap is up and LIVE!

Come and see the new face of WeScrap and join in our creative family community!

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Guest Designer: Scrapbook & Cards Today

Yuppers... it's day number two for me over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog as this week's guest designer.

I'm all about texture this week and I'm sharing a quick and easy tutorial over on the blog all about my fun home decor piece. Here's a little sneak peek for you...


Come and join me on the SCT blog today!

Did you know... that Scrapbook & Cards Today and PageMaps have teamed up once again to bring you “CardMaps Today.” This limited edition special issue includes 50 CardMaps and 80 beautifully designed cards! Reserve your copy today! Click the image below to reserve your copy...

Hope to see you on over at the SCT blog today!

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Guest Designer: Scrapbook & Cards Today

I few months back I was approached by Catherine Tachdjian, Editor of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine to come and join them on their blog as their Guest Designer this week. Thanks Catherine! I agreed in a heart beat! LOL!

So today is day one of two on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog. My project theme this week is TEXTURE. I'm all about things that pop off of the page so my first post is how to make your photos pop off the page.

Here's a quick sneak peek of the project I created to share with everyone...

Make sure you check out the blog again on Wednesday when I return with another texture themed project.

Did you know... the newest issue of the magazine is due out at the end of this week! Yippee! I always look forward to getting my copy in the mail every new season. Here's a little sneak of this issue's cover...


Join me this week over on the SCT blog! Hope to see you there!
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Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #07

TGIF everyone!!! It's Friday! Here in BC we are just finishing up our first week of Spring Break and still looking forward to one more... HOORAY!

This week our super challenge comes from the lovely Dana! Dana's challenge to us this week was to take inspiration from her daughter's photo and use the colours navy blue, pink and green!

So this is what I came up using Dana's colours...

Thank You

My stamped image is from Flourishes, called Butterflies and Blossoms. I used a variety of fun Copic markers to colour in my image this week. I ALWAYS use Tsukineko's Black Tuxedo - Memento ink when using Copic markers. It NEVER bleeds.

All of the pretty paper I used on my card is from the Stella Rose collection of My Mind's Eye. I even embossed my little piece of white cardstock using a Provocraft Embossing folder; Polka Dots 5x7. Gotta love the added texture!

I also experimented with a few of my Spellbinder's dies too: Labels 9, Parisian Motifs Shapeabilities (...this set is NEW and is STUNNING!!).

Here's a quick closeup of my card details...


Check out what the rest of my fellow Challenge Team members did with Dana's colour challenge this week:
Karan

Come and join the Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge this week and you could be playing along with us next week!

AND... for being the winner of this week's colour challenge, Scrapbooker's Paradise is offering up a fabulous prize of the newly released KI Puffies... a prize retailed at over $15.00! So come on out and play along with us this week!!!!

Please be sure to link us up directly to your card so it's easy to find! You can link it up here. If you're uploading to a public gallery, use the code PPS07 so we can find you! The linky will be open until next Thursday, March 24th at noon. Good luck!

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Neutrals and Paperwhites

I've been playing around with some primed canvas paper that painter's use as a base for their canvases. I found it in a multiple sheet pad form at Micheal's and thought that it would be great for cards and layouts too.

I wanted to play along with Flourishes' monthly Bring Back Beautiful challenge (to use neutral colours) and their Cut Above the Rest challenge (to use a cut edge) so I thought I would combine my card to meet both challenges today.

Neutral Paperwhites

supplies: stamps, Flourishes, Papertrey Ink; patterned papers, Bo Bunny; primed canvas paper, Fredrix; die cut shape, Spellbinders; butterfly charm, My Mind's Eye; inks, Ranger, Memento, Copic; brads, BasicGrey; lace, Hero Arts; cardstock, Bazzill; other, thread.

I started by die cutting a piece of the canvas paper using my Spellbinders shape and then stamping the paperwhites flower image by Flourishes right onto the masked canvas paper. I carefully coloured in my image using my Copic markers. I stamped the script by Papertrey Ink over top of my entire coloured image to tone the background down a bit.


I hope you too get a chance to play along! I just love the Flourishes challenges!

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Just Add Water???


Today is the start of the Pair Up Projects over on the myStamp BOX blog. Each day of the week until the end of the month, our mSB Design team members have been paired up to design something fun for you and to inspire you!

Today, I'm sharing some fun GREEN projects with my fellow Design team member, Melissa. Come on out and check out what Melissa and I created to share with you today HERE!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

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Meet the Welcome Wagon!


COMING SOON!

On Friday April 1st (and this is no joke... LOL!) we will be having a BLOG HOP introducing you to all of the members of the new Design Team over at myStamp BOX. So mark your calendars! You're going to see some fabulous cards, meet some great new designers and have a lot of fun doing it!

Hope to see you there!

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Winner!!!


Now that I'm home after was seems like 24 hours on the road, I can now announce a winner of the Mini Pennants stamp set giveaway.

I had 5 comments... and the number generator picked...

Congrats Victoria! Please email me with your mailing details and I'll get those ordered up for you today!

Thanks to all who visit! I appreciate the time you take to stop by and look at my crafty creations!
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Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #06

This week's challenge is from the lovely Allison. Her challenge this week over at the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog, is a sketch challenge. You can choose either her card sketch...

... or her layout challenge this week. It's your choice!

I chose to use Allison's card sketch and created this fun card...

Take Care

The fun image on my card is from Stampavie and it's called "Ruffles Get Well Soon". You can see more super cute Ruffles stamps here at Scrapbooker's Paradise.

I used some fun mini striped cardstock from Doodlebug Designs called "Petite Prints". I used the Limeade: Daisy-Stripe and the Bubblegum: Daisy-Stripe.

My ribbon is a self-adhesive Hero Arts white lace. I layered over some embossed Bazzil Basics cardstock; here. I used a Provocraft Cuttle embossing folder to add the embossed detail to my cardstock strip. A few edge punches were used too including Martha Stewart's Scallop Dot Edge punch.

Last but not least a used a variety of Copic Markers to colour in my image. You can find every colour under the rainbow in these markers and there's nothing better than sitting down and just colouring an image to relax!

Check out what the rest of my fellow Challenge Team members did with Allison's sketch this week:
Karan
Julie

Come and join the Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge this week and you could be playing along with us next week!

This week we're offering up a prize of a Pebbles stamp set, stickers and gems from the new Ever After collection; approx $25 retail.


Happy scrappin'!


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Masking 101

Come and check out the my post at myStamp BOX today! This is a technique you WON'T want to miss!!! Click HERE!

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