Saturday, July 26, 2014

Welcome : Blog Hop with The Twinery and Poppystamps

Hi and welcome to my stop on the blog hop with The Twinery and Poppystamps!! 

If you have arrived from Patty Tanuz's blog, you are in the right spot. If you have just came up on this hop and would like to join us, hop on back to The Twinery blog to check out all the details and to get started.  This is the third day of hopping, so be sure to check out the first two days, too.

Both companies are giving away some pretty fabby prizes and all you have
to do is stop by each designer’s blog and leave a comment for a chance to win.

For my card, I used the Brevilla Houses from Poppy Stamps and the Solid Honeydew and Solid Natural bakers twine from The Twinery

I tried to make the Solid Honeydew bakers twine look like grass by adhering it to the bottom of the cardstock that the houses are on.  I just used a couple of lines of strong adhesive across it and then wove the bakers twine back and forth adhering it as I went.  I then took a small pair of scissors and then cut off the very bottom and snipped off the top by the houses.  Here is a closer look......

Here are the prizes that are up for grabs....
A Sampler Pack of Shimmer Twine (retail value $32)

Two pack of Dies (retail value $26.50)

You will have until 11:59pm EST on Friday, August 1st to leave a comment to win.  Be sure to leave your email address so that we can contact you if you are the winner.  Check back at The Twinery blog on August 3rd to see if you are the winner!!

It is now time to hop on over to Jeanne Jachna's blog.  Don't forget to leave your comment below before you go.  Have fun and Good Luck!!

Here is the full blog hop line-up for today:
The Twinery
Julie Ranae
Patty Tanuz
Amy Crockett - You are here
Jeanne Jachna
Rebecca VanDeMark
Rudlis/Irena Kowalczyk
Melania Deasy
Sherry Eckblad
Denise Hahn
Sherry Hester
Rebecca Greco


     Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (Very Vanilla); The Paper Studio (Kraft)
     Patterned Paper: American Crafts
     Bakers Twine: The Twinery
     Die: Poppy Stamps
     Stickers: SRM Stickers
     Other: Button

Monday, July 21, 2014

Need a Hug? : Poppy Sketch #9

Hi everyone!!  I am finally getting things unpacked and organized in my scrapbook room, but I *think* there may be a stray box or two in the garage with some of my crafting supplies in them.  Hopefully I can get most of everything unpacked in the next few days so that I can get back to crafting when I want to. ;)

I was able to pull together this card for Poppy Sketch #9 that is up today......

 The sponsor for this sketch/challenge is Jane's Doodles.  I love this fun little stamp set that I got to work is called Nuts about You.  The colors for this challenge are Violet, Seashell Pink, and Gold.  The woodgrain is stamped in the Violet color (purple shades don't photograph well for me).  I added the cute little heart image to the otter by cutting around the arm with a blade and then gluing the heart in the slit.  Here is a closer look at my card.....

For the Gold, I stamped the leaves with embossing ink and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I finished off the card with a bit of Gold Shimmer bakers twine from The Twinery.

I just love this sketch!!  Hop on over and join us at Poppy Sketches for this great challenge and then don't forget to check out the other FABULOUS cards by the other design team members.

Have a great day!!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Beary Merry Christmas in July

Hey everyone!!  Today I am sharing a project on my Scrapping Mommy facebook page for the Peachy Keen Stamps and KaDoodle Bug Designs hop.  Here is a sneak peek at my project:

Hop on over and join us for a chance to win one of several fabulous prizes.  CLICK HERE to get started!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Faith Hope Love : Poppy Sketch #8

Hello and welcome back for peek of my card for the new Poppy Sketch that is up today.  The sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear's Stamps and I got to use the Crocus and Butterfly image by Delicious Doodles on my card today.

I printed and colored in the image with my Prismacolor pencils.  The pop of color for this sketch is the Summer Green, Sunshine, and Noir.  I added some SRM Stickers in the frame for a sentiment.  Take a closer look.....

Here is a look at the sketch challenge over at Poppy Sketches.....

I hope you can hop on over to the Poppy Sketches blog and join us for this fabulous new challenge...don't forget to check out the other great projects by the other fab designers while you are there.


Saturday, June 28, 2014


So, our move is well under way and I am busily packing and moving my craft supplies.  Luckily for you, I do have a few cards to share while my stuff is making it's way to our new place.

This card is done with the June Key Ingredients kit and Stamp of the Month and matching die set from Taylored Expressions.

The stamp set is called Bright Boutique and I used the star from this stamp set along the bottom.  The phone and hello dies are in the Hi Hey Hello stamp set that coordinates with the Bright Boutique stamp set perfectly.  The papers in this Key Ingredients kit are the Simple Stories DIY Boutique 6x6 paper pad.

I also used the Medium Scallop Border die from Taylored Expressions along the top.  Here is a closer look.....

Along the edges of the focal point, I used my embroidery floss and a needle to do a blanket stitch.  I used some white hemp twine to finish off my card.  I love the fun bold look of this card.

Hurry over to get the Key Ingredients and Stamp of the Month sets before the end of the month....because they are only here for the month of June.  If you wanted, you could get them both in the Deluxe Subscription HERE for a discounted price.

Have a great weekend!!