Thursday, July 31, 2014

Happy Summer and Summer Lovin'

Hello friends!!  This is actually my last post with the Key Ingredients and Stamp of the month kits from Taylored Expressions.  I have loved each and every one of the kits that Taylor has put out.  The stamp of the month for July is called Summer Lovin'.  It is prefect for all of your summer themed cards like these two below....

I paired this card with the July Key Ingredients kit, which includes the 6x6 Echo Park Summer Bliss paper pad, a wonderful assortment of cardstock, as well as the super fun wood embellishments.  I also use the coordinating die kit also called Summer Lovin' to cut out each of the flip flops.  I finished off my card with a bit of yellow stitching with my sewing machine.  Take a closer look at my card....

This next card is done with the same July Key Ingredients and Stamp of the Month kits in a bit of a different way.....

I used the turquoise paper in the Summer Bliss 6x6 from Echo Park and tore the edge a bit to mimic waves in my water.  I also used the cloud dies from Enjoy the Ride on this card.  Here is a closer look....

To finish off my card, I added some stitching with my sewing machine and a little pen stitching around the sun circle.

I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to design with the wonderful products in the Key Ingredients and Stamp of the Month kits every month for the last year and a half with Taylored Expressions.  I can't wait to see what wonderful things come from them in the month's to come.


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.