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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My-Besties are the best! :)

I am so excited to be part of the design team for Sherri Baldy My-Besties.  Her images are all happy and make me smile.  She has a wonderful imagination.

Her new release was last night, and I got to play with this fun image.  Isn't it sweet?

you can find this image and all of her other sweet Besties at : Scrapbook Stamp Society and at Etsy.
http://scrapbookstampsociety.com/index.php?   and https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy?ref=listing-shop-header-item-count


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

best friend


It's a beautiful June day here in  Michigan.  I hope everyone else is having a lovely day as well.

Today's card is for a friend who recently lost her dog.  She loves her little dog Gracie, and thankfully she was returned today.  I am so happy for her.  This stamp by Lisa Peters from Sunsational Stamps is just perfect for sending to her.

I put the stamp on a chair freebie that I have fond online. They looked cute together don't you think? 

If you would like to get this stamp you can find it at www.sunsationalstamps.com Be sure to share with us on our facebook page.  




Thursday, May 28, 2015

My Besties stamp release weekend.

Come check out the fun and get in on the prizes on Facebook.  My-Besties Designs group is having name games, and prizes.

Fantastic release of darling images hand drawn by Sherri Baldy.

This is my card using one of her lovely new images from her release. You can find the digi stamp
for it at this link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/234835033/instant-download-digital-digi-stamps-big?ref=shop_home_active_9


Friday, May 22, 2015

Sunsational Stamps Blog hop May 23- May 24th


Sunsational Stamps May Release Blog Hop 





Welcome to  Sunsational Stamps Design Team Blog Hop for May 23, 2015   . Thank you for joining  us today!  We have 2 themes for this month Weddings and Graduation with a combined total of 10 new stamps. They are too cute for words and you will be inspired by our amazing Design Team's projects.  All who participate and follow the 3 simple rules  will be elligble for a free digi stamp. 

Please go to the start of the hop for the rules and see the freebie stamp for all!

What is a Hop without some  Blog Candy !!! One lucky participant will win the following digital stamps as well.


Grab your favorite beverage, and let's get hopping. 

For my project I used the Graduation owl 2 

I created this card for my nephew's graduation this year.  Very exciting time of the year for him and
his family.  This grad owl is perfect for a boy card, don't you think?  :)



. This hop runs from 8 am May 23rd through  11:59 pm May 24th , so you  have plenty of time to visit every blog in the list below.  

Here is the line up for the hop:


Thank you for hopping with us.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Spring!

This sweet little momma bird was sitting on her nest on our neighbors garage.  I thought two birds
were in there, but zoomed my camera in and noticed one end was her tail.  I love nature!  How awesome that these beautiful creatures know to sit there and protect their eggs.  




Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Batty For You= Sunsational Stamps

Good morning.  It's a beautiful day today in Kalamazoo Michigan.  The sun is out and shining brightly.  Hope your having this fantastic weather also.

I'm sharing my card today with a sweet stamp from Sunsational Stamps.  I think its just the cutest.
Now, we have had our share of bats in the house and none of them have been this cute, so there
was a lot of fun imagination that went in to making up this stamp I'm sure.  Thanks Lisa Peters for
the creative little guy. :)

This is actual a 2 stamp set, however I didn't use the phrase on the outside, I put it on the inside.
It says "Batty For You"

If you would like to pick up this clear stamp you can find it at http://www.sunsationalstamps.com/item_149/Batty-For-You.htm

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, May 8, 2015

2 cards 1 image

This image by Sherri Baldy is so cute I had to color her twice.  Once with colored pencil and once with marker.  Isn't she just adorable?  

Get this  img603

Direct link to image at Etsy





Shiver Me Timbers

Fun boy card today.  My son which happens to be 22 in July this year will be receiving this card.  Never too old for a fun pirate card.  Alex has a ship tattoo on his arm so I figured he would appreciate this.   Inside the saying is Shiver me Timbers ye be 22 this year.  :)  (Thanks Jessie perfect sentiment)



The image is by Sherri Baldy and can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/232509973/instant-download-digital-digi-stamps-big?ref=shop_home_active_22

The map I made by crumbling up paper and spraying it with Black Star Dust Glimmer Spritz which can be found at www.my-besties.com along with a lot of other great colors.

The swept away anchor is a rub-on that I just rubbed on white paper and cut out.

Very simple and fun card to make.  :)  thanks for taking a peak.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Unforgettable?

Unforgettable?


Welcome back.  Today I am showing a new elephant stamp set designed by Lisa Peters.  I just love how she put a fun party hat on her.  Isn't she cute?  
Who hasn't forgotten a birthday or two?  :)  I know I am always late sending out my cards so this is perfect for me. 
This stamp sentiment comes with the set, so you are getting two stamps in this package.

I made this card with my son.  He was signing up for a Scholarship and they asked for endangered species cards.  Friends could help.  This worked out perfect.  ;0)





You can find this stamp and a lot more at www.sunsationalstamps.com 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for more inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sunsational Stamps Hop!!!


Welcome to Sunsational Stamps April Stamp Release Blog Hop  Thank you for joining us today,  we are excited to present our new  Stamp Sets, Our theme for this month is Mother's Day and Father's Day. We have 10 new sets to share with you this month. All will be Available in the store this weekend!  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy the show.

Can't wait, and want to go see the store now?  Click here! http://www.sunsationalstamps.com/

http://www.sunsationalstamps.com/

  
We are offering a special for this release:
If you purchase 3  4x6 stamp sets you will get 1  4x6 set of your choice free.
If you purchase 3  3x4 stamp sets you will get 1  3x4 set of your choice free.                                  
This special offer is good until  Sunday Mar 26  at midnight  EST.

This month's Stamp give away will be five stamps to one lucky winner!


Here is the Free cut file that you will receive for completing the hop. It will be found on one of the Blogs during this hop.
Free Cut file for completing the hop

  
 Here is my project and the stamp sets that I used for it.  These are the stamp sets that I used for my project.  Be sure to check out each blog to see the other fabulous sets!




Bear Love Man
 
King of the Grill



Here is the line up for today’s Hop :

            Janethttp://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/  (start)
            Carlahttp://www.racincrafts.blogspot.com/
            Sherhttp://www.sherscards.blogspot.com/ *you are here!
            Marjihttp://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com/ go here next
            Rhonda http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
            Carolynhttp://www.grandmacarol46580.blogspot.com/
            Lisa http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/ 

Thank you for joining us.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I turtley love spring!

 Oh my goodness, woke up this morning and it is snowing here in Kalamazoo Michigan.  I can't believe it. I thought Spring was here to stay and now it seems if winter wants to come back and play.  Hard to believe that I am turning my heat on at the end of April.  Shaking  my head to that.

My card is showing how much I like Spring anyway.  This stamp set comes with this cute girl riding
her pet turtle and the fun sentiment "I turtley love Spring"  I do I do  :)   Come back where ever you are.  :)

I've distressed my paper edges a bit and kept it clean and simple.  Don't you think the image speaks
for itself?  I'm thinking it would look darling on a layout too.

If you like this image you can find it at the Sunsational Stamps Shop here:
http://www.sunsationalstamps.com/
There are two others one says I turtley love Snow, and the other says I turtley love you.  This
fun turtle is also on the animals page all by himself if you just want him by himself.  :)  I say
get 4, might as well have a full set :)




Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What's up Bestie?

Another fun day with Jen doing Challenges.  We came upon this fun over at Creative Knockouts to use die cuts or punches.  I'm using the die cuts from Scan n Cut.  

I am using a My-besties stamp by Sherri Baldy.  I forget the name of this but will post a link to it
shortly.  Her etsy shop is: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy

I really wanted to put a sentiment on my card but just couldn't find one that said What's up Bestie?
I'm really not sure where I would add it on the outside, so I'll have to write it inside. :)

Thanks for taking a peak at my clean and simple card.


Challenge I would like to enter is: 

http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/ #83 add a punch or diecut
ends 4/14

CAS(e) the sketch 117

My friend Jen and I are doing challenges today for fun.  It's spring break, and what better way to
spend a chilly day?

We found this awesome sketch challenge over at CAS(E) this sketch #117
http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2015/04/case-this-sketch-117.html


Here is my take on the sketch.  :)  My son is 25 in May, I think he will like this
card.


Spring Cleaning

Spring is here and that means it's time to start Spring Cleaning.  We just started at our house this
past weekend, have you? 

I decided to make it fun this time, and use this little bear stamp to add to my list of things to do.
Isn't she darling?  I am a list maker.  Now, I'm not saying I always do what's on my list, but
I love following them, or making them on my own.  This one here here is a freebie that I found
online, so I can't take credit for it, but doesn't it work perfectly with the little cleaning bear?  :)

Okay, so here are the details..

Mop Bear clear stamp found here: http://www.sunsationalstamps.com/item_306/Mop-Bear.htm

You can find a broom bear, a  dust bear, and a dust pan bear too, under the spring section at
Sunsationalstamps.com

Bye, thanks for taking a peak.  



Challenges entered:

http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/ (spring is in the air) april 14

http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/search/label/Linky%20Party (anything goes linky party)

Friday, April 3, 2015

WIth lots of Love


A couple months ago I was lucky enough to have won this darling boy stamp
from Bugaboo Stamps.   I think it is adorable, reminds me of my boys and their dogs.
I so rarely make boy cards, so wasn't sure where to start, or how to embellish.
I think keeping it simple was the best way to go.   



I'd like to enter my card ino the following challenges:

1.  http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.nl/ (sketch challenge ends 4/27)




3.  http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.co.uk/ due 26 days (animal)

Unity Stamps Card


Unity Stamps Challenge- Be Inspired

My card today is using stamps by Unity Stamp Company.
The big flowers stamps, the arrows stamp, and made with Love stamp.

My papers are from My Mind's Eye

This was such a fun challenge. There is a darling sketch challenge for both a card
and a layout there, so come play along.  If you aren't one for sketches, there is also
a color challenge going on.  Come give it a try.

For my card, I wasn't exactly a straight stamper, but really liked how it
turned out.  Goes to show you don't have to be a perfect stamper to make
a cute card. :)  





I would like to enter my card into the challenge at:  http://www.theunitystampco-challenge.blogspot.com/
This challenge ends April 8th.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fluttering by to say hi- Fairy card

It's already April 2nd, and I can't believe nobody tried to pull a prank at the house on me yesterday.
yay!  Did you get caught this year?

About a week ago I started on this card, and got it to where I almost felt it was finished, but something
was missing, so I just put it up for a few days until I could think of what it needed.  I ended up putting
the 3 pink flowers on the right, and the little stick pin bow that a friend sent to me.  I also added the
fluttering by to say hi banner.  Just those 3 things, and it really changed the card until I really like
it.  :)  I am not one for embellishing cards, I never can figure out what to put where.  I am super
happy with it this time. Guess it just takes me a while.   Thanks for taking a peak.

The latest card that I made using a My-Besties image by Sherri Ann Baldy

I made the color of my paper and flowers using the Color-ology kit.  It is super cool, comes with
pigments, and diamond dust.  I really wish you could see the dazzling sparkle that it makes on my
card.  I've used stickles on my fairy but for some reason it isn't showing either.

The sentiment says "Fluttering by to say hi " I wish I could capture the sparkle on the camera.

The image that I am using is img548 https://www.etsy.com/…/instant-dowmload-digital-digi-stamps…

Come on over to the group on facebook called My-Besties Designs to see the lovely cards! 


fairy img548

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:


http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/ (tick tac toe) Flowers, diecuts,dimension

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bunny SHaped card from Sunsational stamps

Bunny shaped card

It is absolutely gorgeous outside today here in Michigan.  I hope everyone is enjoying the same beautiful weather and bright sunshine today.  Spring is here!

For my card today, I made a shaped card with Love you bunches found here: http://www.sunsationalstamps.com/item_500/Love-You-Bunches.htm

If you are looking for fun Easter stamps you can find a full selection of them here in the Easter
category at Sunsational Stamps.  http://www.sunsationalstamps.com/category_12/Easter.htm

Fold a piece of paper in half, with fold at top.  Place your stamped
image near the top, and trace and cut around making sure to leave it
connected at top.  

finish decorating your image/card.

Send to your fave friends. :)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sunsational Stamps Release Hop


Sunsational Stamps March Stamp Release Blog Hop 


 We do have a few rules for this hop, to support each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible to win the Get Well Stamp Set, you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment, becoming  a follower of each blog is also required. In addition to this Everyone who participates will receive an adorable cut file as a free gift from our sister site, Scrapping With Lisa Designs.

We are offering a special for this release:
If you purchase 3  4x6 stamp sets you will get 1  4x6 set of your choice free.
If you purchase 3  3x4 stamp sets you will get 1  3x4 set of your choice free.                                  
This special offer is good until  Sunday Mar 22  at midnight  EST.

Here is the stamp set that you could win for your participation:

Here is the Free cut file that you will receive for completing the hop. It will be found on one of the Blogs during this hop.


This hop runs all weekend, so you will have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop.

 Here is my Project for the hop I was given the Dog Gone Good  stamp set 


I decided to make cupcakes!  Who doesn't love a yummy cupcake?  My family loved these cute little
dog images as toppers.  They were so much fun to color up.  they are held in place by clear plastic 
acetate.  I hot glued each one to the acetate so they stick straight up.  :0) Fun and easy.  Would be
a great project for a group of kids for a party.

Of course, I also made a card, since I am addicted to stamping and card making.





Here is the line up for today’s Hop :

            Janet - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
            Carla - http://www.racincrafts.blogspot.com/
            Kimberly - http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
            Sher - http://www.sherscards.blogspot.com/  You are here!
            Marji - http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
            Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
            Tammy - http://tampatha.wordpress.com/
            Carolyn - http://www.grandmacarol46580.blogspot.com/
            Lisa - http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/

Thank you for joining us and we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!! 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Thank you card- copy of Leanne's card from the paper players

Clean and simple for my card today.  I love this psx stamp that I found at a garage sale for just a quarter.  Can you believe someone was getting rid of their goodies so cheaply?  yay for me!  :)
I've also used a Stampin up stamp "thank you" that I found at a different garage sale over the summer.  So  a big thank you to all of you who sell your used stamps at great prices.  I appreciate it.

I ran across this flower challenge over at The Paper Players.  My card is a copy of one of their designers, Leanne.  You can see her beautiful card right there at the blog.  It is gorgeous.

Challenge entered:
http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/ FLowers- ends 3/20 come play along.



This doesn't show the white around my card. I have
a difficult time getting a straight on photo.

Plant sitter

Good morning  friends!   While shopping the other day, I saw this lovely African violet and knew
I had to have it.  My grandma always had one in the house, and it reminds me of her.  Gram was my
best friend.  I was very fortunate to have been so close to her.  :)  

For my project, I've used this beautiful purple plant, and this darling stamp to make  little plant sitter.
I thought it was so cute.  It will be nice to keep on my desk, remind me of my gram, and give me
an extra smile throughout the day.

I made a card (kind of)  I photoshopped one, with a photo of my plant.  I tried to print it out, but either my printer printed it out blue instead of purple, so it shall stay an Ecard.

You can find this clear stamp at http://www.sunsationalstamps.com/


My african violet with plant sitter
After coloring my stamp, I adhered it to a heavy
duty paper clip. I then could easily clip
my little bear to the instructions stick that was
in my plant.


Card made from the photo of my plant.

Challenges entered;

http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/ (our animal friends) ends 3/28

http://kraftyhands.blogspot.co.uk/ (for mums) ends 3/31

http://littleclairesdesigns.blogspot.com/ (spring time) ends april 10th

Happy Heart

Good morning!  Looks like the start of a beautiful day here in southwest Michigan.  The snow is almost all gone, and the sun is out shining brightly.  YAY!!!  Spring is coming, Spring is coming.

My card today is using Happy Heart from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  All of Sherri Baldy's image give me a smile and a happy heart so this one is fitting of its name.  I love her little pig tails, or maybe they are called pony tails?  What is it called if there are 2?  I'm not really sure.  :)

The digi that I used can be found here: http://scrapbookstampsociety.com/auction_details.php?name=Happy-Heart-img508-remix-MyBesties-digi-stand-by-Sherri-Baldy&auction_id=107726

The freebie circle sentiment that I used can be found here at Netty's cards: http://nettyscards.blogspot.com/p/freebies.html





Challenges that I am entering:

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ (flowers and pearls) closes 3/20

http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/ (sketch) closes 3/20


Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy Easter

oh wow!!! Put your sunglasses on because I am coming in with my card BRIGHT AND CLEAR today.  LOL I had no idea my paper would show up so brightly.  
My image today is a clear stamp from Sunsational Stamps.  You can find this cute bunny
and many more over at the store.   http://www.sunsationalstamps.com/   More clear stamps
are being listed up daily so be sure to stop by their store.  


Challenges Entered:

http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/ sketch challenge (ends 3/11)


It's almost Spring!

I'm feeling Spring!  With all of the green challenges going on today, I thought I would make a card
and enter a few.  The sun was out today and melting our snow.  Soon I hope it will all be gone, and 
my tulips will be peaking their heads out.  


I couldn't wait to color one of the new fairy images by Sherri Baldy. I realized after I had my image all colored up, that I didn't have any papers to go with it, so I made my own with the markers that I used to color her. The frame is a free image found online smile emoticon You can find this beautiful image by Sherri Baldy both at her etsy shop :https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1012519798? and her Scrapbook Stamp Society store :http://scrapbookstampsociety.com/auction_details.php… Thanks for taking a peak. smile emoticon






Challenges entered:

http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ (anything with twist of green) ends 3/14

http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/ (green) ends 3/15

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ (green) ends 3/15

http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/ (green) ends 3/16

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/ (green) ends 3/16

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Happy Spring

Super excited to say I've experienced my first taste of spring on Monday of this week. Yay!  I
can feel it getting closer.  The snow is starting to melt, puddles are in the street.  The sun actually
was bright enough to keep me warm while I was outside.  Oh yea, Spring is coming!

Today I have a spring card just for the occasion. Lisa Peters designs these darling little clear stamps
over at Sunsational Stamps.  You can find the image below here: http://www.sunsationalstamps.com/item_433/Bunny-Egg.htm

Happy Spring Everyone!  :)  Thanks for taking a peak at my card.


Challenges entered:

Sketch challenge at; http://technostamper.blogspot.com/ ends: 3/8


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Happy Birthday 2 U

Happy Birthday to my friend Jennifer Evers!  I'm sorry your card will get to you a little late my
friend.  I hope you like it.  :)  


Wow, there is just so much going on with my card today.  I never put this much
stuff on a card.  Every once in awhile I'm up for a little change though. :) 


Birthday card made from one of the cute Sherri Baldy's My-Besties digi stamps called Geeky Gertie goes Barefoot. You can find the image at: http://scrapbookstampsociety.com/auction_details.php?auction_id=107666

The little envelope cluster is a freebie from Granny Enchanted's blog




Challenges I am entering with my card:

http://biminimoose.blogspot.com/search/label/Chs (ends 3/2) anything goes

http://creativecolorschallenge.blogspot.com/ (ends 3/1) teal,pink, yellow and rhinestones




Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sunsational Stamps February Stamp Release Blog Hop



  Welcome to Sunsational Stamps February Stamp Release Blog Hop  Thank you for joining us today,  We are excited to present the new Critter Stamp Sets.   

  In order to be eligible to win the Critter Stamp Set,  you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment.  You must become a follower of each of the blogs.  In addition to this, everyone who participates will receive an adorable cut file as a free gift from our sister site, Scrapping With Lisa Designs.

   We are offering a special for this release:
   If you purchase 3 - 4x6 stamp sets you will get 1  4x6 set of your choice free.
   If you purchase 3 - 3x4 stamp sets you will get 1  3x4 set of your choice free.
   This special offer is good until Sunday, Mar 1st at Midnight, EST.

   Here is the stamp set that you could win for your participation: 


   Here is the free cut file that you will receive for completing the hop.  It will be found on one of the Blogs during this hop.

   This hop runs all weekend,  you will have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop.  So let the party begin !
    Here is my Project for the hop I was given the snow critters set found here:

On to my project... 
I am using the snow critters stamp set and the artic stamp set to make this Snowy Critters game board with pieces.  I thought that the pieces worked so well together that I wanted to use both sets.    
The idea of the game board is to get your critter all the way around the board and be the first one to the
igloo before the other critters.  Along the way you will run into both good and bad cards from the draw
pile.  You might run into a blizzard sending all of the critters back to start.  You might make a snowman
and get to skip ahead 2 spaces.  You can make your own game board and your own set of rules with
any of the critter sets.  If you do, I would love to see it. :)    I had a great time coloring up all the little
animals, and already of thinking of my next game to make.    :)



   Here is the line up for today’s Hop :

            Janet - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
            Jennifer - http://jenskoalatcrafts.blogspot.com/
            Carla - http://www.racincrafts.blogspot.com/
            Kimberly - http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
            Sher - http://www.sherscards.blogspot.com/ You are here

            Marji - http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
            Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
            Tammy - http://tampatha.wordpress.com/
            Carolyn - http://www.grandmacarol46580.blogspot.com/
            Lisa - http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/

   Thank you for joining us and we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!!  Check back often to see more inspirational projects that the DT will create.