myStamp BOX - NEW RELEASE #2!

Come and check out this new release from myStamp BOX. It's called "Backgrounds". This set features 2 big background stamps, a bubble wrap and a corrugated cardboard style. These stamps are great for creating either full backgrounds or covering only part of your project.

Here's a card I used the corrugated background on my center panel of my card.

Come and check out the what Maryfrances and Jill have done with amazing new set on the mSB blog today.... AND get a chance to win another new release stamp set for you very own; click HERE.

Paperwhite Blessings

Over at the Flourishes blog, this past Timeless Tuesday challenge was to create a card using some kind of hardware on it. For my card this week, I chose to use some gold brads as my hardware.

Paperwhite Blessings

supplies: cardstock, Gina K. Designs; stamps, Flourishes; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; ink, Memento, Ranger; edge punch, Fiskars; ribbon, Tim Holtz; other, thread, brads.

For my card, I first stamped a faux toile back ground using the "Paperwhites" stamp set and then I did a cut out for my focal image. I popped it up on an embossed circle over top of an embossed panel.

You can a bit of the dimension here...

Come out and join in the challenge this week! You still have another day or so participate! Good luck!!!


Wrap It Up with Silver Twine!

It's Sunday.... time for a new Mission to Create card challenge today!

The concepts we worked with were:
Deborah - snowflakes
Jocie - white or clear Stickles or glitter
Nicole - embossing
Vanessa - Christmas/holiday photos
Anam - silver/silver Metal

This is the card that I came up using all 5 concepts...

Gift Card

supplies: cardstock, Gina K. Designs; patterned paper, sticker, BasicGrey; edge punch,die cut shapes and tag, Spellbinder's; silver twine, Design Works Crafts Inc.; clear glitter, PK Glitz; adhesive, Glossy Accents by Ranger; other, thread, silver brad.

I added some beautiful fine clear glitter to my die cut and embossed snowflake.

I also used this week's Mojo Monday sketch as inspiration this week. To see this week's sketch, click HERE.

Come and join me and the other talented card designers at Mission to Create this week. You can see the other amazing team members card creations right HERE! We're giving away a bunch of goodies from the Pixie Dust Paperie from our sponsor this month!


Do you sing???

Mark your calenders! We're having a CROP!

Stay tuned for next Saturday when I reveal the newest WeScrap kit... HOT CHOCOLATE! This is a MUST HAVE kit!!!! The kit goes on sale in the WeScrap Etsy shop on Tuesday! Come and check it out HERE.

New Stamps Coming SOON!

Hello myStamp BOX fans!

Bettina, owner and stamp designer is busy getting ready for the big CHA show and we're excited to be showing off our new stamp sets in person soon. Come and see us at booth #4227, if you are at the show, we'll be thrilled to have you!

For those of you who won't be attending the Winter CHA, we would love to share our exciting news with you through our blog. From today on we will be showcasing one new stamp set per day and also share projects made with each of these sets. Our new small set "Mini Pennants" can be won on our blog every day!

We will also keep you updated about the show on our facebook page, if you have not yet become a fan, you are warmly invited to join us.

To give you a glimpse of what is about to come: here are 3 of our new sets, we hope you will love them as much as we do!So jump on over to the mSB blog RIGHT NOW and check out all the new goodies coming your way!

Made with Love

This week over at CP4U we have a bright and fun photo challenge by the lovely Regiane. Regiane has given us THIS cool photo to inspire our creations this week.

For me, it was the beautiful, bright , bold colours that stood out the most so that's what I used as a starting off point for my creation this week.

Made with Love

supplies: cloud stamp, myStamp BOX; patterned papers, Doodlebug Design; cabbage rose ribbon, Tim Holtz; brads, Making Memories; twine, The Twinery; mists, Tattered Angels; cardstock, Bazzill; cupcake pin and buttons, My Little Bit of Whimsy; tools, Klic N' Kut machine; other, thread.

I started off by designing and cutting a penagon shaped puzzle from multiple shades of the super fun Doodlebug Designs "petite prints" cardstock. I had it in a variety of different colours and I knew the bright colours would be a whimsical design to use for my layout. I used my Klic N'Kut design studio to design the pentagon shapes and corresponding diamond shapes that fit in the pattern. I also used it to design and cut my title details too!

A touch of zig-zag stitching added a finishing touch...

I added some fun brads to my cabbage rose ribbon to look like sprinkles... just like the cupcakes we made for my husband!

Those cute little cupcake buttons and the single pin are from My Little Bit of Whimsy! I knew they were a perfect fit for this layout!

I finished it off with a stitched heart wrapped with twine and a single cloud to match the 2 around my focal photos at the top. It's a cute little stamp from the "Wishing You Sunshine" stamp collection at myStamp BOX.

I hope you'll join the rest of the CP4U team for this week's prompt! This is the last prompt for January... and a chance to WIN a $20.00 gift certificate to a Canadian or US based scrapping on-line store of your choosing! Just think of the shopping possibilities!!!


Can You Hum "Happy Birthday"?

My third and final birthday card that I created on the weekend centered around a sweet little hummingbird and some trumpet flowers! This is a fun slider pop-up card.

supplies: stamps, Flourishes, Papertrey Ink; cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; embossing folder, Provocraft; edge punch, Martha Stewart; ink, Memento, Copic; oval die cut, Spellbinder's; ribbon, Tim Holtz.

When you pull the ribbon at the top it reveals a message at the top of the tag...

... and then a message under the front panel...

Here's a close up of my little hummer...

I hope you've enjoyed all the birthday card inspiration this week! I had a ball making each one of them and sharing them with you!

I See Your Shadow...

Today's my day to share on the myStamp BOX blog so I thought I'd share this! Click here to find out all about my winter shadow!

Hope to see you over on the blog!


Cherry Blossom Wishes!

As I promised, another birthday card today! I had some much fun building this card. It's not a typical card size for me to create but it gave me the freedom to add a little more detail to it.

Cherry Blossoms

supplies: stamps, Flourishes, Hero Arts; shape die cuts, Spellbinder's; inks, Memento, Copic, Ranger, Versamark; patterned paper, BasicGrey; cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; pearls, Kaisercraft; corner punch, WeR Memory Keepers; corner rounder, EK Success; other, thread.

I kept this one a little more simple... LOL! I layered the oval and a die cut tag shape to get my sentiment shape and the added flourish of pearls just adds a little bit of elegance I think. The beautiful blossom image is from Flourishes, called "Cherry Blossoms".

Stay tuned tomorrow when I reveal rather a shady project....

Birthday Card Bonanza!

I received an email from my son's school teacher last night asking me if I could create a birthday card for a friend that was going to celebrate her 50th birthday soon. I said "Sure!".

So I sat down today to create a few cards for her to choose from. I'll share the rest of them over the next couple of days. Here's the first of three. It's an easel card.

Hello Friend
supplies: stamps, Flourishes, Papertrey Ink; patterned papers, BasicGrey; cardstock, Gina K. Designs; ink, Memento, Copic, Ranger; die cut shapes and tag, Spellbinder's; corner rounder, EK Success; pearls, Kaisercraft; silver trim, Design Works Crafts Inc.; edge punch, Fiskars; other, thread.

Here's what the inside of the card looks like... a simple band of edge punched cardstock stamped with a message and a row of pearls.

Stay tuned tomorrow for another birthday card!

Snowy Scenes and Sketches!

I've been on roll and this sketch from Card Patterns got my creative juices flowing again today.

Click the sketch to go directly to the sketch blog post.

So I decided to combine it with the new challenge over on the Your Next Stamp challenge blog today. This week's challenge was to create a snowy scene on your card. So I grabbed my new "Ellie Building a Snowman" stamp and set to work combining the two....

Winter Scene

supplies: stamp, Your Next Stamp; patterned papers, Lily Bee Design; ink, Copic, Memento, Ranger; cardstock, Gina K. Designs; edge punch, Fiskars; die cut snowflake, Spellbinder's; carrot pin, My Little Bit of Whimsy; twine, The Twinery; other, thread, mini snowflake.

I bought these cute little carrot pins from My Little Bit of Whimsy in the fall and I knew it would be perfect on this card... I mean what would a snowman be without a carrot nose???

I hope your Saturday is going snowing-ly!!! Happy stamping!!


Spotted... Butterflies!

Last week the CARDS blog was challenge people to create cards using butterflies. Since getting my craft room set up in the new house I have been creating like a mad woman so I took that challenge and created this card...

Celebrate Today & Every Day

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink; embossing powder, Stampendous!, Hero Arts; ink, Versamark, Memento, Copic, Ranger; dry embossing plate, Provocraft; pearls, Queen & Co.; die cut shape, Spellbinder's; cardstock, Bazzzill; other, thread.

Today I took wander over to the blog and lo and behold there it was... right there on the blog!!! Come and check out the other flutter-by entries HERE!

The butterflies are from the myStamp BOX stamp set "Colorful Companions" and I coloured them with Copics and Ranger ink.


To the Man I Love... Happy Birthday!

Today is my darling husband's birthday. My son and I have spent all day getting ready for him. We made him some birthday cupcakes... decorated by my son with 2 kinds of sprinkles and Skor chippets! YUM! Can't wait to get my hands on those puppies! There's a yummy beef stew in the crockpot just waiting to be devoured! Spencer even made him a card too.

I was looking for some last minute inspiration this afternoon and I remembered that I had seen this awesome card sketch by Card Patterns. So I used the sketch below as my inspiration for my hubby's card...

My husband loves to sail! Living in mountains we don't get to do it very often but it's a part of him so I was inspired to use some of these beautiful stamps by Flourishes...

To the Man I Love...
supplies: stamps, Flourishes; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; ink, Memento, Ranger; cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; game spinner& brad, Tim Holtz; edge punch, EK Success.

I hope you all have a great Friday! My hubby will be home soon to celebrate and enjoy the rest of the evening. I hope you do too!


My Heart BEEPS for You!

It's Thursday! Time for a new prompt over at Creative Prompts 4U!

This week is a combination challenge... a challenge where half of the Creative Crew each take one prompt and then we combine all four pieces for one BIG challenge!

This week this ladies have challenged the entire team to create something with...

Nicole - POP IT!
(use pop dots for your photos or make those embellishments pop)

Debbi - Use ledger paper and polka dot paper.
Wendy - use your fingerprints on your project
Natalie - use lots of ribbon

Here's the card I made for this week's prompts:

My Heart BEEPS for You!

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX; patterned papers, Fancy Pants Design; embossing powder, PK Glitz; ink, Ranger, Stampin' Up!,
Versamark; brads, Making Memories; corner rounder, EK Success; silver cording, Design Works Crafts Inc..

That cute little robot fella and the sentiment in the circle are from the myStamp BOX "Programmed Robots" set. the 3 balloons are from the "Birthday Balloons" stamp set and the stitching at the bottom is a NEW unreleased stamp coming SOON to myStamp BOX!

I chose to make a sliding pop-up card in honour of Nicole's part of the challenge. You can see how to make this HERE.

I used my own fingerprints to make hearts... EXCEPT you can't see them! I put them too high.. OH WELL!

Come and join the Creative Crew this week! You could win a $20 shopping spree to an on-line scrappy store of your choice (Canada & US only)!

Don't forget... CP4U is also having a Design Team Call too! Check out the details here.


Love Birdies

Love Birdies

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX; patterned papers, Fancy Pants Design; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; ink, Color Box, Ranger, Stampin' Up!; gems, Dollarama; embossing powder, Stampendous!; glossy accents, Ranger; cardstock, Bazzill; other, thread.

Just a fun share of a Valentine's Day card today!

I used the fabulous stamps from myStamp BOX (No Place Like Home, Birthday Balloons, Tree for All Seasons).

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