Timeless Tuesday 133 ~ Guest Designer

Howdy all! Happy Tuesday! It's time to join the Flourishes team for one last time this month for another fabulous Timeless Tuesday challenge.

This week we have a fabulous BINGO inspired challenge brought to you by the talented Silke. For this challenge, using the same rules as the game Bingo, pick ANY 3 squares in a row (across, diagonal or down) and create a project using those 3 items.

Orange Fern

Supplies: cream cardstock, stamps, Flourishes; orange cardstock, Bazzill; ink, Stampin' Up!; die cut shapes, Spellbinders; distressing tool, Tonic; other, gold ribbon.

For my card this week, I chose to use the outside row going down:
I started off die cutting my circular cardstock pieces out of Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock. I left my Spellbinder's circle die on my central circle of ivory cardstock and masked off one portion of the circle using a simple piece of Post-It note paper and then stamped and inked my fern images from the "Ferns & Fiddles" stamp set.

I distress my stamped circle and then matted it with a simple distressed scalloped circle of orange cardstock and then placed that image right over top of my lace ornate card base.

A simple and EASY card to create!

For more inspiration, please visit the other Friends of Flourishes blog team members…

Betty Wright
(No card this week as Hurricane Irene has left her without power.
Wishing you a safe and happy return Betty!)

Cindy Haffner

Heather Jensen

Makiko Jones

Beate Johns

Silke Ledlow

Tammy Hershberger

Allison Cope ~ That's me!

Come and join us this week! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!

I'd like to take a moment and THANK Tammy Hershberger and the rest of the Flourishes design team members for allowing me to join them this month. I had a blast! I look forward to continuing to follow the Flourishes team on the Flourishes blog for all their amazing talent and beautiful work! Thank you again ladies!

Don't forget to check out the 4th Birthday celebration of Flourishes on the Flourishes blog. There's lots of amazing inspiration and cool prizes to be won!

Just a Touch of Gold & Lace

It's that time of month again... time for a new card sketch from Cardabilities! Here's the last sketch of the summer...

Sketch #38
Here's my take on this month's sketch...

Missing You

supplies: cardstock, stamps, Flourishes; inks, Ranger Distress Inks, Versamark; gold embossing powder, Walmart; edge punch, Martha Stewart; tools, corner rounder by EK Success, water brush; ribbon, Offray; other, thread.

Come on out and join the Cardabilities team and create a fun card using this month's sketch. We'd love you to check out the rest of the design team creations too! Good luck!

FYI... don't forget there's a call for designers too! Click HERE for further details!

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Back to School!

Today, Sue Sykes and I are blogged all about Back to School! over on the myStamp BOX blog.

For my Back to School! project, I decided to create a layout featuring my son's first and last day of school photos.

First Day & Last Day

For the "&" I used the Fleurishing Punctuation stamp set.

For both of my journaling spots, I used the large journaling block from the Your Story set. I also used the "remember" square and then labeled them using the Mini Alpha's stamp set... the perfect size for this job!

To indicate the grade the photos were taken for, I used the "K" from the Letterboxes alphabet stamp set; K for Kindergarten.

I also used the Mini Pennants and the Neigborhoods stamp sets for a touch of additional embellishment.

Come on out and check out what Sue created for our Back to School! celebrate today on the mSB blog!

Little Drummer Boy

Every month Flourishes has a Christmas Spirit Challenge. These challenges always get me into to the Christmas spirit. I was even tempted to put on some Christmas tunes as I played with my stamps... I know... CrAzY!

This month's challenge was to make a creation that is inspired by your favorite Christmas carol. Well, my favourite holiday carol is "The Little Drummer Boy" so that's what I used as my inspiration for my card this month.

Come They Told Me

supplies: white cardstock, stamps, Flourishes; cardstock, Bazzill; die cut shapes, Spellbinders; gold pearls, Micheal's; inks, Memento, Copic, Ranger; gold ribbon, Hirschberg Schultz & Co.; patterned paper, Bella Blvd.; white pen, Sakura.

I'm all about interactive cards so I decided to make a surprise pop up card. For a quick and easy tutorial, check out the Splitcoast tutorial here.

The drummer boy, front sentiment and instrument images, I used the "Drummer Boy" stamp set. The larger greetings are from the "Holiday Greetings" set.

I added some tiny gold adhesive pearls to my image to add further dimension. My drummer is also pieced... he has up to 4 different layers in some places.

A close up my upper pull-out tag sentiment...

Come on out and check out this month's challenge; here. Happy craftin'!


A Cup of Luck

This month's Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful is all about the CLEAN AND SIMPLE (CAS)!

I wanted to create a fun card to put in my son's lunch pail on his first day of Grade One this year so that's what I did with this month's challenge. Here's my card for this month's challenge...

Good Luck Cup
supplies: white cardstock, stamps, Flourishes; black cardstock, Bazzill; patterned paper, Crate Paper; ink, Copic, Memento; tools, Copic Airbrush; pin, My Little Bit of Whimsy; edge punch, EK Success; ribbon, Offray; other, thread, Glossy Accents.

Here's a close up of my cup of art supplies. I added a bit of Glossy Accents to the scissors and the pen cap for a touch of shine.

Come on out and join in this month's Bring Back Beautiful challenge. You can find all the details HERE.

Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #30

It's Friday!! Yippee! I just arrived back from Ontario yesterday from a very short visit with my family and friends. Feels good to be home!

Since it's Friday, it's time for another fabulous Playing in Paradise challenge over at Scrapbooker's Paradise! This week's challenge comes from the lovely Allison! She's got a fabulous sketch challenge for you to create with this week!

I decided to mix it up this week and use Allison's sketch to create a layout. My husband and I spent 10 glorious days in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island and I took some great photos of him on the beach that I was dying to scrap so they worked perfectly with this week's challenge...

My Hubby

supplies: cardstock, Core'dinations; patterned papers, Bo Bunny, Fancy Pants Designs; stamps, Technique Tuesday; ink, Stampin' Up!; glitter dots, Pebbles Inc.; mini ticket, Maya Road; tape, Tim Holtz, K & Co. Smash; lock & key trinkets, My Mind's Eye; tools, Klic N'Kut machine; mists, Tattered Angels; other, red gems, twine, staples.

I used a number of new products just released from this past summer; Core'dinations embossed cardstock, K & Company's Smash "Like This " tape, Candy Dots by Pebbles and some beautiful stamps by Technique Tuesday, "Are We there Yet?" stamps by Ali Edwards.

Here's another close up of one of my embellishment clusters...

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

Check out the Scrapbooker's Paradise Ponderings blog for this week's prize!

How to Play:
  • You have until noon MST on Thursday, September 1st 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 PPC30 so we can find you!
  • Please fill in your name as the caption/label within the linky tool.
Good luck!


Winner! Winner!!

Well it's time to announce my RAK winner today....

And the lucky commenter is....
Congrats to Vicki! I'll be contacting you Vicki via email. I hope you enjoy your goodies!


Summer Rules!

Come on out and check out my super fun layout all about camping! Click here to visit the myStamp BOX blog!

Happy stamping everyone!


Timeless Tuesday 132 ~ Guest Designer

Howdy all! Happy Tuesday! It's time to join the Flourishes team again this month for another fabulous Timeless Tuesday challenge again!

This week Cindy has challenged us to get sentimental! Cindy wants your sentiment or greeting to be the focus of your card this week. So here's the card I designed for this week's challenge...

To Get Joy

supplies: white cardstock, stamps, Flourishes; navy cardstock, Bazzill; patterned papers, Echo Park, My Mind's Eye; punches, Fiskars, EK Success; ink, Stampin' Up!, Copic; ribbon, Micheal's Craft Store; embossing shape, Spellbinders; other, thread.

For my card today, I used the beautiful greeting from the Hello Hyacinth set. Then I added a few floral touches using the Bee My Honey set.

For more inspiration, please visit the other Friends of Flourishes blog team members…

Come and join us this week! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!


Calling All Stampers!!!!

ATTENTION all stampers and myStamp BOX fans!

We are looking for new Designers to join our team. If you are enthusiastic about our stamps, love to stamp, are a good team player, and know a thing or two about blogging, you are the right match for us! We are interested in designers with a variety of styles who can creatively showcase myStamp BOX designs in their layouts, cards, altered art and other projects. No previous design team experience is necessary. International applicants are welcome to apply.

Our Term is 6 months from October 1st, 2011 to March 31th, 2012.

Team requirements:
* 4 projects per month
* 1 blog entry per month including good quality photos of a project and instructions/tutorial
* Upload all projects to the myStamp BOX website gallery and other online galleries
* Submit at least 2 projects per term for submission to print magazines of your choice
* Occasionally help with additional design opportunities – new stamp sets, classes, etc.
* make myStamp BOX the only stamping company you design for during this term

Team benefits:
*bio and picture on the website, with links to your blog
*a starter kit of stamp sets and additional stamp sets throughout your term
*other free scrapbooking supplies from product partners as they become available
*30% discount on purchased myStampBox stamps during your term

Please include in your application:
*personal information (your name, address)
*a short paragraph about yourself and why you think you’d be a good fit for myStamp BOX.
*link to your blog and gallery
*3-5 examples of your work showcasing your stamping ability and style

This call ends Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Send your application to: bettina@mystampbox.com
myStampBOX website: www.mystampbox.com

We can’t wait to hear from you!


Happy Anniversary GIVEAWAY!


I'm going to celebrate being part of the Flourishes team as their guest designer, my SIX YEAR BLOGAVERSARY and my 4th year wedding anniversary with my hubby Todd today with a little GIVEAWAY!

I have a beautiful "Cherry Blossoms" stamp set by Flourishes, a Spellbinders Shapeabilities set "Ribbon Banners" and a copy of the Summer 2011 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine to give to someone this week!

All you have to do to win is leave a comment! I will draw a winner on Monday August 22nd and announce it on my next Timeless Tuesday post! Good luck!


Timeless Tuesday 131 ~ Guest Designer

Howdy all! Happy Tuesday! It's time to join the Flourishes team again this month for another fabulous Timeless Tuesday challenge again!

This week's Timeless Tuesday challenge is all about the recipe! Heather would like you to create a project using the following items for this week's challenge:
  • the colour pink
  • ribbon and lace
  • button(s)
So here's what I creating using this week's challenge:


supplies: stamps, white cardstock, Flourishes; kraft cardstock, Bazzill; button, Maya Road; pearls, Hero Arts; patterned paper, Echo Park; edge punch, Fiskars; branch punch, glitter, Martha Stewart; shaped dies, Spellbinders; other, twine, thread & ribbon.

For my card this week I used the beautiful runiculus flower from the Sweet Nature set. I stamped it on Flourishes Classic White cardstock and then I used my Copics to colour it in and then added a touch of fine glitter to add a touch of sparkle! My framed sentiment is from the Humming Along set. I didn't have any lace that suited my card so I used a lacy edge punch instead!

Here's a close up of my flower detail...

For more inspiration, please visit the other Friends of Flourishes blog team members…

Come and join us this week! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!
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