Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-New Years Resolution

Happy New Years Eve to most of you out there! I am looking forward to a great party at our friends house. All of our kids are finally old enough to stay up and all get along so well. The kids and us adults are excited about it.
This weeks Challenge at Loves Rubberstamps is - New Years Resolutions! 

Show a card, scrap page or project that represents your New Year Resolution.  We would love for you to tell us what it is as well. 

Well I have only a few Resolutions but they are pretty big ones!!
My biggest one is to try to kick up my heels and relax a bit more. I feel like I spend so much of my time running like a chicken without a head and do not stop to enjoy and laugh with friends and family enough.
The next biggest one is to live cash only!! I have to admit I have more on my credit cards then I would like so this year I plan to live cash only. Leave the cards to the dire emergencies like a broken car or something but I have put them away and hope to get them paid off this year.
Then there is the workout Resolution...trying to do at least 30 minutes a day. Got  to get back into that gym!!
My crafty one is to do more scrapbooking since I have tons of pictures and to not buy a single store card for this year!!
Well fitting with my first Resolution this is a my "Kickin Back and Relaxing" Resolution

I used one of my favorite line of stamps, My Favorite Things A La Mode Series, Martinis on Me as well as my Copics to color it.  The sentiment is actually from another company but thought it fit great.
Also want to take this time to send a HUGE hug and best wishes to one of the Best DTs I have been on!! It has been a blast and I will miss all of you greatly. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
I am entering this card into the following challenges as well:

Monday, December 30, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Monday Morning Inspiration

Welcome to my LAST Monday Morning Inspiration for Loves Rubberstamps. It has been a fantastic time here as a DT with Loves Rubberstamps since 2012! Thank you so much LAURA and all my DT members for all your support, encouragement and friendship throughout this time. I will miss all of you greatly. 

Today I am showcasing one of the newer TGF stamps called Birthday Anya 3.  I used paper from MME and also some of the newest Martha Steward punches I got for Christmas.  I colored the image with my Copics. The sentiment is actually from Some Odd Girl set, Big Wishes Mae.  

I will be entering this one into the following challenges: 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Sunday Blog Hop

Happy Sunday everyone. Today ALL of the of the DT will be joining in for the BlogHop for Loves Rubberstamps.  Here is the list if you need it for along the way

Laura Love 
 Holly Flores
Olivia Marmara-that me!
Ceal Pritchett
Shanna Shands
Marcy Dangcil
Dangina Martinez
Athina Emory
Joni Mastronardi
Nina AKA PaperDaisies
Laura Lunsford
Indah Permatasari

We want to remind you: Just two more days to get into our special HOLIDAY BLITZ - ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE!! We have a huge list of Sponsors who are all set to give away some amazing prize packages to lots of our lucky players!! 

Today I decided to do something a little different and for me. I decided to alter a cell phone case, this is Samsung Galaxy Case to create a bling case for the Holidays. My focal stamp was from the Bildmarana Collection called Christmas Gift.  I colored the image with my Copics. I used the Authentique paper collective, Festive and cut it to fit. Then I mod podge the paper to the case and then cut the image and mod podge it to the paper.  I then used my trusty E600 glue to add all the rhinestones, rhinestone mesh and pearls.

Here is my tip if going to do this!!! TWEEZERS ARE A MUST and E600 glue is a very strong glue but it does not set immediately so it give you a little time to work with it.

Hope you are all enjoying your break. It has been fabulous for us, plenty of time and fun with family and friends and enjoying all the goodies "Santa" has brought us.

So don't forget to hop along and enter our challenge!!!

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Color Me Creative-Holiday themed
Little Red Wagon-Anything Christmas
Altered Eclectics-Alter Something
Feeling Crafty Challenge-Anything Christmas
One Sweet Challenge-A gift in itself
Sparkles Forum-Anything but a Card
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Challenge-Christmas Glitter
Visible Image-Christmas Challenge
Inky Chicks-Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday-Christmas
Anything but a Card Challenge-Holiday theme

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas

Just dropping in to send everyone a few Christmas Wishes. Hope everyone has a great day and will see be stopping back again soon.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-HOLIDAY BLITZ!!!

Today starts a special HOLIDAY BLITZ challenge at Loves Rubberstamps Challenges where we will be giving away TONS of prizes with multiple winners!  The Holiday Blitz is your favorite.... ANYTHING GOES...theme AND it will last from now until December 30th so you have planty of time to get your entries in!  We will have prize packages to give away from the following companies:

and... Loves Rubberstamps is giving away a $50.00 Gift Voucher!!!! Yeah you read that right...$50 dollars. 

You will DEFINITELY want to play along with us :) Remember you have until December 30th to get your entries in :)
 Today I decided to showcase one of my favorite images from Kenny K that is just so appropriate for this holiday season, Xmas Shopping.  I am in the home stretch of shopping (Stocking stuffers and gift card mode) so I should be done very soon.  I also used my Copics to color it and my Authentique Festive Paper (yeah that paper is getting a workout this month).  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Anything Goes-Christmas

Happy Tuesday. It is officially a SNOWDAY here in New Jersey and the kids are in their glory as the snow comes down and they are off of school.

This week's Loves Rubberstamps challenge is: 

Anything Goes - CHRISTMAS!

I stamped up one of my favorite stamps, Cocoa, from Saturated Canary. Of course I colored it with my Copics. The paper pad if from Bo Bunny Powder Mountain and the Sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. I added some liquid pearl to make the snow effect and some ribbon from my stash.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturated Canary-non-traditional Christmas Colors
Incy Wincy Designs-Let it Snow
Paper Playtime-Winter Fun
Glitter and Sparkle-Show Us some Blue
The Glory of Christmas Challenge-Snow
Color Me Creative-Holiday Themed
Crafty Hands Challenges Blog-Season's Greeting/Winter Theme
Daring Cardmaker-Photo Inspiration
YNS-Photo Inspiration
Inspired By-Photo Inspiration
Stamp and Create-Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps-Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund-Anything Goes

Monday, December 9, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Monday Inspiration with Make It Crafty

Another Monday morning! We had our lovely first touch of snow that the kids enjoyed to much and now they are settled off into school.

Today for Loves Rubberstamps, I dug into my Make It Crafty Stamp pile and pulled out one of my favorite stamps, Melody, to use.

The image was stamped and then cut out with my Spellbinders.  I colored it with my Copics and then used paper is from MME.  I created that adorable little bow from the MFT Blueprints 3.

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Robyn's Fetish-Must have a bow
Corrosive Challenge-Anything Goes
AllSorts-Anything BUT Christmas
Card Crafter's Circle-Celebrations
Sister's Act-Anything Goes
Make It Crafty-Facebook Sketch Challenge
Crafty Creations-Anything BUT Christmas
Crafts and Me Challenge-Anything Goes

Friday, December 6, 2013

Totally PaperCrafts-Anything Chrismassy but a Card

It is time for another challenge over at Totally PaperCrafts.  

Today our lovely teammate has chosen the theme, 

Anything Christmassy but a Card


This weeks fabulous sponsor is


I saw this cool tutorial on SplitCoast Stampers on making a treat bag cover (here is the link) so I decided to give it a try. SOOOO super easy and quick and so cute as well.

I used paper from my Authentique paper pad, Festive, and all the embellishments are from my stash.  The red bow is from all the Tulle I have piled up that I love to hoard lol.  

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Super Sale @ Tammy Louise Blog-ENABLER ALERT

Tammy Louise is having a AMAZING and HUGE sale on her site for rubberstamps!   She is selling HUNDREDS of great stamps. All sales are final, U.S. only first come first serve, payment thru Pay Pal only.  

Thank you for visiting and Happy Shopping!!! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Anything Goes Challenge.

Time for another fantastic challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps. Our monthly favorite challenge, 

'Anything Goes'

is upon us. 

Today I decided to showcase another layout I did.  I admit that the Fall & Winter tends to bring on some cabin fever in me and the kids so a few weeks ago I got everyone moving and we went hiking in the local State Park we have near us. Even our doggies went. The girls actually had a blast, asked tons of questions and of course got great exercise. 

All the papers I used are from some lovely paper pads available at Loves Rubberstamps. I started with a 12x12 sheet of Bazzill Circus Peanut Cardstock.  I then used the Authentique Thankful paper pad in the backgrounds. The sentiments are from the Simple Stories Harvest Lane pad (another one of my favorites). The tree is actually from my Cricut Cartridge (Cindy Loo).  

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday Morning Inspirations for Loves Rubberstamps

Happy Monday everyone. Hope you have all recovered from your Turkey and Shopping. I am a big online shopper so about to kick off a Cyber Monday shopping day soon. 

Today I decided to showcase at Loves Rubberstamps:
one of my favorite Greeting Farm Stamps called Do Si Do Anya.  The paper is from Bo Bunny Powder Mountain paper stack. I colored it with my Copics and I actually wrote my # down this time lol.  

Skin: E15,13,11,00
Hair: C9,7,5,3,1
Dress: B18,14,12

The sentiment is actually from my large Rub-On stash I have...trying to make a dent in my supplies over here as well as the brads are from my supplies. I used my spellbinders for the image and of course some Stickle to add some sparkle. 

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps DT Call & Sale

Do not forget that Loves Rubberstamps is still having their Black Friday-Cyber Monday sale so head on over to the shop for 25% of your total purchase before this great sale is over.

In addition, our lovely Laura has annouced a DT call which ends December 15. This is a fantastic team to work for (I should know since I have been here like 2 years).  


Our DT over at Yumi & FUMI Handmade will be taking a bit of a break for December due to all the craziness of the Holidays so we decided that we would do start today with our month-long challenge is this gorgeous PHOTO INSPIRATION!!

Now remember before linking your card, please read our new challenge guidelines by clicking HERE. Don't forget that we now allow ANY stamped image!!! You HAVE to use a hand-colored image on your project...no "sentiment only" cards allowed. However, if you use a Y&FH image your name will be added a maximum of 1 extra time after the last name in Inlinkz. Remember also....only 1 entry per person.

I will admit...white scares me so I avoid it at all costs so this is why I was inspirated by the yellow scheme of it all. 

I used my Cricut to created the card on the (Art Philosophy cart). The paper is from Authentique Everyday stack. I used the image Winter Fumi (one of my favs) and colored her in a yellow color scheme.  Of course I did as some paper piecing cause I just love to do it and gold stickle.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges: