WIN Some Stamps!!!!!!

Wanna WIN some cool new stamps?????

Check out the brand spanking NEW blog for my Stamp BOX today for your chance to win this "not even released" set of cool clear acrylic stamps called "Oval Office"!

Make sure you read all the details because you can enter TWICE! See the contest details here. Contest is open until March 31st. THREE lucky people will win a set for themselves!

Good luck and stay tuned to the my Stamp BOX blog for loads of cool inspiration!


Art Freckles - Week 6

For challenge #6 this week at Art Freckles we had to use:

1. Die Cuts from a personal Die Cutting Machine (eg. Sizzix, Cuttlebug, Quickutz...) - my snowflakes are a Sizzix die cut item.
2. Eyelets, minimum of 8 - I used ten!
3. Metal Bookplates - from Making Memories
4. Epoxy Letters - unsure who made the ones I used!
5. Patterned Papers prior to 2008 from any of the following companies: All My Memories, Basic Grey, Rusty Pickle, Gin-X - I used a few BG pieces!

This was the page that I created using those products:

Call of the Wild

Some close ups....

I used my 10 eyelets to lace the jute string on the bottom of my picture.

supplies: date stamp: my Stamp BOX "Just Add Notes": paper; BasicGrey, Making Memories: journaling spots; My Creative Mess: eyelets, bookplate, brads, stickers; Making Memories: die cut snowflake; Sizzix: gems; Prima: large brad; BasicGrey: pen; Sharpie; inks; Ranger: other; jute string, thread, epoxy letters.

TODAY is the last day for you to enter your name on my February blog candy giveaway. Don't forget to read the rules carefully to ensure your name gets entered and you get as many ballots as possible. The winner will be announced sometime in the next week. Good luck!


Bold, Bright and Fun to Come!

Here's a little taste of what's coming up for reveal at The Scrapping Bug this weekend!

We had a fun, bright and bold kit to design with this month!

Stay tuned!

There are only a few more days to get some ballots in the bucket for my February blog candy. Check out the blog candy details here!


Last Day for Freebie Friday!

Don't forget that today is the last day for leaving a comment on the Freebie Friday post at Scrapbook and Cards Today blog!

This week's giveaway is a ONE YEAR subscription to the magazine! I can say that this is one of the BEST giveaways we've had and one you can enjoy every new season! Yippee!

Don't forget about my February blog candy either. See here for details!


Spring is in the Air!

Howdy everyone! Here's my "Springy" card for you today!

I created this card using some simple journaling stamps from the my Stamp BOX set, "Just Add Notes". I inked up the two different sized lines to create the bricked look across the card.

Then I used some Cuttlebug embossing strips to create the embossed squiggles!

I stamped a simple sentiment on the scalloped circle, backed it with a larger scalloped oval, popped it up with some foam adhesive and volia! A very simple card!


Cracked Glass & Sunflowers

I have been playing along at the new Gina K. Designs site called StampTV.

One of the first challenges posted was a colour challenge. For the colour challenge for this week, we had to use Always Artichoke, Apricot Appeal and Pumpkin Pie.

For I stamped and coloured my flower and leaf images on the white cardstock. I used a variety of Copics and some water colour pencils to get my colouring. Then I layered on several layers of Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). Once the UTEE layers were cool and hardened, I cracked the UTEE to get the fracture lines over the image. I added some distress inks and this was my end result. For more details on this process, see this tutorial in the Splitcoast Stamper archive.

supplies: cardstock; Bazzill, Prism, misc.: ribbon; Making Memories: gems; Kaiser Craft: stamps, patterned paper: Gina K. Designs: inks; Copic, Ranger, Bazzinks: metallic rubs: Kraf-T; pen: Sharpie; tools: Nestabilities, Tim Holtz paper piercer; other: UTEE.

Random Chaos [48]

I have been playing with all my NEW My Mind's Eye papers lately and created this page for this week's Random Chaos challenge [48].

This week's challenge was to create a page using the colours green, orange and yellow.

I had originally planned to put another large photo on the page but it just didn't quite fit the way I wanted so, I created this flap to put it under along with my journaling. A quick and easy way to hide a photo that doesn't quite go! LOL!

In order to keep the flap closed, I designed my title as a closure. I stamped my title using the "Lots of Dots" alphabets by my Stamp BOX, hand cut them out all together in one slip and then added some foam dots at the bottom of each letter to allow for the flap to tuck underneath.

Perfect closure and cheap to do!

supplies: stamps: my Stamp BOX (Lots of Dots - alphabets); cardstock: Bazzill, Prism; patterned papers, die cuts: My Mind's Eye; ribbon: Crate Paper; flowers: Prima; letters, brads, pin: Making Memories; ink: ColorBox; pen: Sharpie; buttons: Autumn Leaves; other: thread.


A Sneaky Peeky!

Here's a sneak peek of my page for the Random Chaos blog this week!

Gotta love die cuts baby!

Don't forget about my February blog candy! You still have time to play along for your chance to win. Check out the details here.


February Reveal: Mon Ame Memories

For this month at Mon Ame Memories we are highlighting a kit packed with Jenni Bowlin goodness!

This month's kit contains....
  • 9 sheets of Jenni Bowlin paper
  • 1 White heart Cardstock paper
  • 2 sheets of coordinating Bazzill Cardstock
  • 1 Black scalloped Cardstock
  • 2 Black flowers
  • 1 American Crafts "Getty" Alphabet- 700 letters
  • 1 May Arts Ribbon
  • 1 Making Memories Ribbon
  • 1 May Arts Ribbon
  • 1 package of Jenni Bowlin calendar die cuts (all 12 months)
  • Assorted Buttons, Chipboard & Brads
Here is the start to my creations using this kit....

Camera Shy

supplies: all from the kit except the red cardstock.

New Friends

Photo taken by Bryanna Shiels.

supplies: all from the kit except the stamps from Fancy Pants, the vellum for journaling and the white Thickers for the title.

Make sure you check out the Mon Ame Memories design team call. Applications are due February 27th. See this post for the full list of details.

Don't forget about the details to my BLOG CANDY. Check it out here!


Mosaic Cards

Behind the scenes at The Scrapping Bug, I like to post challenges for myself and my other talented design team members to create.

This week's challenge was to create something with a mosaic motif in mind.

So here are the two cards I created with a mosaic in mind.

I Love You "This" Much!

I Love "Ewe"

Check out what my other fellow DT member created with the challenge here on the Bug Blog.


A Page in Time - February Reveal [part 2]

One of the other three parts to the February kit from A Page in Time Scrapbooking Kits is from Little Yellow Bicycle. It's parts of their "Love Letters" line of papers. This kit includes gorgeous patterned papers, one die cut paper and some cool matching stickers too!

Here's the 2 page layout I created using this kit...

Smitten and Bitten

supplies: all supplies are from the kit except the ink.

These pages were about my son's Valentine's gift of a card (behind the photo) and a hand decorated cookie that he made at Library time last week. The card was so cute! But the cookie arrived with a BITE mark in it. I guess he thought he should taste test it first! LOL! He got to eat the cookie in the end!

Here's the page I made from my scraps from the kit...


supplies: all supplies are from the kit except: stamps from Sandylion, inks from Ranger, cardstock, thread, ticket from My Creative Mess.

I hope you have a had a good time looking at all my APIT creations for February!

Don't forget about my February blog candy! Details can be found here. Good luck!


A Page in Time - February Reveal [part 1]

One kit for A Page in Time Scrapbooking Kits is the amazing and beautiful SEI "Alpine Frost" papers and letters. These papers have some embossed and shimmery details to them.

Here is my two page layout I created using everything from the kit.

Cabin Fever

supplies: all supplies are from the APIT kit except the vellum, inks, thread and the punch tools from Fiskars.

The page is about my son's mischief while having to deal with being cooped up in the house with winter being so cold.

All the pine boughs and snowflakes were all hand cut! Took me probably about 1.5 hours of just cutting!!! It was fun and cute result though.

Here's a card I used the kit scraps to create! I found the heart images embedded in the design of one of the patterned papers....

supplies: all supplies from the APIT kit except: cardstock, twine, buttons, thread and the tools used: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Scor-Pal, Fiskars edge punch.

Stay tuned tomorrow when I reveal what I created with the Little Yellow Bicycle "Love Letters" kit from A Apage in Time Scrapbooking Kits!

Don't forget about your chance to win some yummy BLOG CANDY! Details here!


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