Let's Celebrate Summer!

Today, on the myStamp BOX blog, me and my fellow Design Team members are showcasing a variety of summer inspired projects!

This is the card that I created with a summer feel...

Wishing You Sunshine!
supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX; patterned papers, October Afternoon; edge punch, Fiskars; inks, Memento, Stampin' Up!, Tsukinkeo Kaleidacolor, Ranger; die cut tag, Spellbinders; cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs.

For my card I used a variety of fun myStamp BOX stamps:
Come and check out the rest of the summer inspired projects on the mSB blog!
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Happy Skies

It's my turn to share for Sketchy Saturday over at WeScrap. This week, the talented Victoria Lau designed our sketch and I got the great opportunity to play with it! Here's Victoria's sketch...

And here's the layout I designed using her sketch...

Happy Skies

supplies: patterned papers, stickers, Little Yellow Bicycle; alphabet stickers, BasicGrey; other, thread.

Come and join us at WeScrap for Sketchy Saturday! You could WIN one of the gorgeous WeScrap kits from the WeScrap Shop just for playing along!

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Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #21

If you are here for the myStamp BOX Mystery Box Hop, please click the image above!

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Jingle Bells! Batman smells....

It's Christmas time over at Playing in Paradise this week! Challenge #21 is all about Christmas!

So this is the card I came up with for this week's challenge...

All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

supplies: patterned papers, BasicGrey; stamps, My Favorite Things; edge punch, Martha Stewart; die cut shapes, Spellbinders; cardstock, Gina K. Designs; ink, Memento, Copic; Flower Soft; embossing powder, Stampendous!; other, thread.

For my card this week I used BasicGrey's "Jovial" kit. I just adore this colour palette! I paper pieced my entire image from My Favorite Things called "Sending You a little Christmas". To add some fuzzy detail, I added some Flower Soft to her boots and hat.

Come and check out what my fellow Challenge Team members have created with this week's challenge:

Our prize this week for our challenge winner is a fabulous array of scrappy goodies from Bo Bunny. The prize pack includes: Bo Bunny "Time Piece" Noteworthy some rub-ons and chipboard pieces. This week's prize retails for approximately $17.00!!!

How to Play:
  • You have until noon on Thursday, June 30th to link your entries for this challenge below.
  • Please link directly to your entry photo or your specific blog post featuring your project, not a general link HERE. We reserve the right to remove invalid links. If you're uploading to a public forum, then use the keyword PPC21 so we can find you!
  • Please fill in your name as the caption/label within the linky tool.
Good luck and hope you'll join us this week!
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myStamp BOX's MYSTERY BOX Hop!

Welcome to the myStamp BOXMystery Box Hop”!

If you have just happened upon our event today, please begin your journey on the myStamp BOX blog here.

All of our wonderful myStamp BOX designers are joining us today to show off some inspirational BOX creativity!

Bettina Von Gross

Jill Hildebrand

Sue Sykes

Jaine Drake

Janet Zeppa

Birgit Koopsen

Linda Abadie

Jolene Johnston

Wendy Morris

Agata Pfister

Rebecca Keppel

Marsha Valk

Allison Cope YOU ARE HERE!

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We are giving away an amazing prize package from the myStamp BOX shop for our event this weekend and all you have to do is COMMENT along your journey to WIN.

We have given three of our lovely designers a mystery prize box and you could WIN the prize inside just by leaving a COMMENT on EVERY designer’s blog. Our Mystery Box Hop winner will be announced on the myStamp BOX blog on Monday so all comments are due by Sunday June 26th at 11:59pm EST. Good Luck!

Here is what I did with my MYSTERY BOX

I began with an idea of creating a little box that my son could have in the back seat of the Jeep that he could have a few car type games in. So this is what I came up with....

Car Fun Box

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Stamp sets used: Graphic Borders, Splash Me a Little! alphabets, Neighborhoods)

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BACK

Then once my box was decorated, I decided to create a few things to put inside.

First I came up with a fun magnetic alphabet board. I took piece of adhesive magnetic paper and applied a sheet of copy paper to its sticky side. Then I stamped the checkerboard edges using the Graphic Borders stamp set. I ten stamped all of my alphabets from the Royal Flush alphabet set. I made duplicates of some of the vowels and some of the more common other letters like "S" & "T".


Next I wanted to come up with a "car bingo" concept so I designed a VERY SIMPLE bingo card that would fit inside my box. "Spencer" is my son's name so that's why it says "Spencer's Car Bingo" on it.


This is where you get to interpret the blocks. Here's just a few ideas for the card above...
  • K - find something that begins with "K"
  • 3 cars - find 3 of something
  • cone - find something you can eat
  • leaf - find something green
  • girl - find a woman or girl
  • J - find something that starts "J"
  • hearts - find a heart shape
  • phone - find a phone
Here's a second bingo card...


Here's how I might interpret this next card...
  • cat - find some kind of animal
  • coffee - find something you drink
  • house - find a white house
  • boat - find something that floats
  • leaf - find something that grows
  • hearts - find 3 of something the same
  • 2 girls - find 2 girls together
  • W - find something that starts with "W"
I hope you have enjoyed my little box of creativity today!

I am the FINAL Mystery Box designer for today.

I sure hope you have enjoyed all the amazing BOX inspiration that the myStamp BOX designers have created for you this weekend! Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to WIN one of our MYSTERY BOX giveaway!

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Our Last Hoorah!

This sadly is the LAST and final challenge over at Creative Prompts 4U. For our final challenge we decided to have a combination challenge. So this week's challenge is to combine each of the items submitted by 4 of our Creative Crew...

Nicole - use tape
Debbi - include transportation image accent(s)
ie: hot-air balloons, cars, planes, etc.

Solange - use a childhood photo
Kaori - use metal embellishments

Here is what I came up using all 4 elements of this week's prompt:

Journey 2 Amazing You

supplies: patterned papers, letter stickers, October Afternoon; edge punch, Fiskars; tape, metal arrow, film strip, Tim Holtz; cardstock, Bazzill; brads, BasicGrey, Bo Bunny; star pins, Maya Road; other, staples.

I also incorporated one of the previous sketches from the Sketchabilities blog (May 30th Sketch).
Here are a few close ups of the details on my page...


Come on out and join the CP4U Creative Crew for our last and final challenge. You could win one of these....


DON'T FORGET....
Come back at 10 am EST for the myStamp BOX Mystery BOX Blog Hop! Hope to see you there!
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Thank You Roses

I love CASE Study

I'm stuck at home today looking after a sick little boy. So while he's sleeping on the couch, I took a few minutes in my scraproom and created a card to play along with this week's CASE Study challenge:

This stunning card is by the talented Jill Foster, the June Muse:

Here's the card I came up with using Jill's card as inspiration...

Thank You

supplies: cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; photo paper, Canon; inks, Ranger Distress Ink, Memento, Copic; die cut tag, Spellbinders; ribbon, Offray; mist, Tattered Angels; tools, Scor-Bug, water brush, hole punch.

I first started out with a 4x6 piece of semi-gloss photo paper. I print all of my photos at home so I always have photo paper on hand.

Then I used some Ranger Distress ink, "Spiced Marmalade" and inked my entire piece of photo paper. Then I misted it with Tattered Angels "Flower Power" & "Tiger Lily" Glimmer mists. I ran my Scor-Bug around the edges to create a faux stitched border.

Then I stamped my "Lenten Rose" image from Flourishes on cardstock and coloured it using Ranger's Distress inks; "Tumbled Glass", "Broken China", "Shabby Shutters" and "Peeled Paint".

I made my mini tag, stamped it with the "thank you" message from Flourishes and attached it using the ribbon and some adhesive.

Voila... a beautiful CASE Study result!

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The Masculine Touch

Join me on the myStamp BOX blog today! I'm talking all about making some masculine layouts using mSB stamps!


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Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #20

Yippee! It's Friday and another fabulous Playing in Paradise challenge over at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

This week's it's Carla's turn to pick a challenge and she chose a GOOD one! This week we are to use 3 items on our creations: stamps, cardstock and punches!

Here's the card I creating using the 3 items on Carla's list:

Best Wishes Roses

supplies: stamps, Flourishes; cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; ink, Versamark Dazzle, Memento, Copics; punches, Fiskars, Martha Stewart.
For my card this week I started by making some cool striped cardstock strips using all kinds of coloured Bazzill cardstock (Frosted Amethyst, Grenadine, Princess, Pansy Purple, Crimson Red).

I created two punched elements to add to my cardstock block using the Fiskars' "Apron Lace" edge punch and another Martha Stewart edge punch.

The stamps I chose to use are the "Lenten Rose" stamp set from Flourishes and also the "Orchids" set for the sentiment. I used my favourite ink by Tsukineko, Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp my image. I coloured my image using a variety of Copic markers.

Come and check out what my fellow Challenge Team members have created with this week's challenge:

Our prize this week for our challenge winner is a fabulous array of scrappy goodies from Bo Bunny. The prize pack includes: Bo Bunny "Time Piece" 6x6 pad, a clear stamp and dimensional stickers. This week's prize retails for approximately $19.00!!!

How to Play:
  • You have until noon on Thursday, June 23rd to link your entries for this challenge below.
  • Please link directly to your entry photo or your specific blog post featuring your project, not a general link HERE. We reserve the right to remove invalid links. If you're uploading to a public forum, then use the keyword PPC20 so we can find you!
  • Please fill in your name as the caption/label within the linky tool.
Good luck and hope you'll join us this week!


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Cupcakes Anyone?

It's time for another challenge over at Creative Prompts 4U! This is our second last prompt for CP4U as Nicole and I are closing the site down to pursue other interests!

This week's prompt comes from the talented Kaori! She's chosen to have us get inspired by this cute little array of delicious goodies!


To me, I thought they looked like cupcakes so I went with a cupcake theme for my card this week!

Cupcake
supplies: patterned papers, My Mind's Eye; cardstock, Bazzill; ink, Stampin' Up!, Memento; tools, Scor-Bug; flowers, Dress It Up - Jesse James Co.; die cut shapes, Spellbinders.

I hope you'll join us this month! We're giving away a COOL stamp this month!

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Just Relax!



This week's Timeless Tuesday challenge over at Flourishes was to create a Father's Day card. So I created a very simple card to send to my Father-in-law this week.




Happy Father's Day

supplies: stamps, Flourishes; cardstock, Gina K. Designs; inks, Memento, Copic; tools, EK Success corner rounder, Martha Stewart Scoring Board; ribbon, Offray; die cut shape, Spellbinders; other, embossing folder.

I used my Martha Stewart scoring board to create some fun scoring lines on my back ground. Sorry they're kinda hard to see!

Hope you'll join in the fun!

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Woohoo!!!

It's official... I'm one of the newest members of the Card@bilities team! Look... there I am!

ALLISON COPE - CANADA
ANA PASCUAL - SPAIN
JANET O BRIEN - AUSTRALIA
LIZ WEBER - AUSTRALIA
SABRINA SULAIMAN - SINGAPORE
TANYA PRIVALOVA - UKRAINE

Congrats to my fellow Design Team mates!

I officially start with my fellow card makers on July 15th! Look for our card creations using Karan's gorgeous sketches on the Card@abilities blog!
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A Mystery You Say?

We're having a MYSTERY BOX Blog Hop with myStamp BOX next Thursday, June 23rd! I hope you'll join us! One lucky designer is giving away some fabulous goodies in their own MYSTERY BOX!

Come join us on the myStamp BOX blog!
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Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #19

Yippee! It's Friday and time for another fun Playing in Paradise challenge over at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

I'm your lucky challenge hostess this week and so I thought I'd inspire you with a little PURSE-inality today! LOL!

This week's challenge is to take inspiration from the 4 purses below. You can be inspired by their colour, their shapes, their embellishments... whatever inspires you from my image!

For my card this week, I chose to be inspired by the purses themselves. I went ahead and designed a similar purse shape from the image above and created a little purse to go on the front of my card...

Purse Card

I started off my easel card using some beautiful and rich Bazzill Nightmist Blue cardstock as the base for all my card parts.

I chose to use the beautiful Stella and Rose collection from My Mind's Eye for my card. I used the Hattie Happy Bouquet, Hattie Happy Polka Dots, Mabel Love Letters and Hazel Fancy Lots of Dots; all from the Stella and Rose collection.

The little purse I created for my card even open to reveal a place for a fun message or maybe even a place to attach a gift card. To allow the purse to remain closed, I used some BasicGrey Magnetic Snaps (small). They work perfectly to keep the flap closed. I just adhered one under the flower and one to th front of the purse.


I finished my easel card off with some Kaiser Craft lace trim in cream and decorated the inside of the card to match the outside.

Come and check out what my fellow Challenge Team members have created with this week's challenge:

Our prize this week for our challenge winner is a fabulous array of scrappy goodies from Moxxie. The prize pack includes: It's Your Day Cardstock Stickers, it's Your Day Combo Stickers, Ready To Roll Rub On, Make Wish Rub On, 2 6x6 Die Cut Packs. This week's prize retails for approximately $25.00!!!

How to Play:
  • You have until noon on Thursday, June 16th to link your entries for this challenge below.
  • Please link directly to your entry photo or your specific blog post featuring your project, not a general link HERE. We reserve the right to remove invalid links. If you're uploading to a public forum, then use the keyword PPC19 so we can find you!
  • Please fill in your name as the caption/label within the linky tool.
Good luck and hope you'll join us this week!
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