Saturday, October 31, 2009

Etsy Inspired 59!!

Happy Halloween everyone!!!!! :) Hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday!

This weeks Etsy shop is so fab! :) Vivika's toy art has such cute felt toys! She is so creative, and best of all she has tons of OWLS!!! :) hehe! I enjoyed browsing this shop sooooo much! Even Raine loved it!

So on the note of the owls, I decided to make this layout! :)

Close up:

My inspiration piece:

These are what you can win this weeks from Vivika's toy Shop!!!

Also, we have a special sponser this week!! :) Unity Stamp Co!!!!!!!! WOOO HOOOOO!! :)

Go check out all the awesome deals that Unity is running through tomorrow! Get some special releases while you can! They will be gone Nov. 1st and won't be back until after CHA in January!!!! You can find these deals at the Unity Blog!

They are going to be giving away the set Birdie Inspiration (which is prety much my all time fav. set! :) )

So go to Vivika's Toy Shop, pick a inspiration piece, create something fun and fab, and then link it up to the Etsy Inspired Blog!

Now go check out the rest of the DT! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Etsy Inspired 57

** sorry this is up so late, I have been having major issues with blogger and my internet!!**

This weeks Etsy Inspired Shop is one that has such beautiful pieces in it! :)

Linkel Designs has gorgeous, and I mean GORGEOUS pieces of jewelry in it! :) Wait till you see the prize that they are offering up for this weeks winner!! What's that??? You want to see the prize?? Ok here it is! :)

Stunning right????? :)

Here is my inspiration piece for this week:

And here is my layout:

Close up:

My daughter is definitely little miss fabulous! :) She will stop in the middle of the store and pop a pose and say " Mom take my picture!" :) hehe! So cute!!!

To play along with the Etsy Inspired challenge this week here is what you need to do:
Go to the Linkel Designs Etsy Shop and pick an inspiration piece
Then go make something you created!
Last, link it it up to the Etsy Inspiration Blog so we can see what you made and you will be entered to win the beautiful earrings shown above! :)

Now go check out the rest of the DT:

Thanks for stopping by! :)


Friday, October 16, 2009

Friends With Flair Friday! :)

Welcome to another week of Friends with Flair Friday, brought to you by the wonderful customers and DT of Unity Stamp Co! :)

This week I decided to work on a layout with another photo of Raine at the fair :)

A close up of the journaling:

And a close up of the flowers made using various Unity stamps, and of the stitching I did:

Now since I don't have a sewing machine.... keep in mind all the sewing I did on this layout.. yup.. all hand stitched! But the work was worth it because I love the look of this layout :)

The layout is this weeks sketch from 52 Sketches 52 Weeks

The Unity Stamps I used on this layout are:
Floral Friends- I used to bud of the one of these flowers to make the very center of all the flowers
Growing in Unity- I used one of the scrolls as a template for my stitching that is on the bottom right corner of the photo
Sept 09 KOM ( Go Ahead... Wish) - I used the calender flower for the orange base of my flowers and then stamped the other flower onto pink and orange DP and cut them out for more dimension.

Other supplies used:
Cosmo Cricket DP
White thread
Brown thread
Color Box Chalk Chestnut Roan

The journaling reads" You have absolutely the biggest heart I have ever seen and right now it is all bundled up in this amazing little girl. You are going to be the greatest mother when you get older. You already mother the baby goats and you are so wonderful at it. I look forward to all the years to come where I have the privilege of watching your heart grow bigger. "

This week Unity is kind of going back to hip hop style and Angela included the amazing deals too! :o)

Every single stamp order gets 5 free random stamps!
Every $25 spent gets the option of purchasing another set for only $2!!!!! The sets you can choose from for $2 are Jolly Little Winter, Folk Inspired, and Little Me.
Make sure you add the kits to your cart!!!!!

Well that's it for me! Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you go check out everyone else's creations! :)


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Limelight Sketch 32 and Guest DT for a day! :)

I am so honored to be able to get together with the Limelight DT and some of my Etsy DT girls for this weeks Limelight Sketch Challenge! They are on sketch 32! :)

I have to say I absolutely love Mandy's online shop because she always carries the very best products out there, she gets every thing shipped out soooo fast, and she is just the biggest sweetheart! :)

You can check out sales that are going on at Limelight RIGHT NOW at the Limelight Papercrafts home page!
This weeks product focus is RIBBON!!!! Oh how I love ribbon!!! :) You can check out all the ribbon Limelight Papercrafts by clicking on this link here! ----------> RIBBON!

For this card I used a kraft base, and then added some Basic Grey Euphoria DP ( It can be found HERE at Limelight Papercrafts), then added some light blue wide ric rac ( found HERE at Limelight Papercrafts), added some purple ribbon from SU, and then finished it off with some Die Cut pieces from the Cherry Hill line by October Afternoon ( found HERE at Limelight Papercrafts)

The Details:
**Use the sketch above and dress it up with your favorite RIBBON!!

**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC032
**Post a comment with a link to your card on the Limelight Blog with the sketch 32 post by Sunday, October 18, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).

**PRIZE ~ One lucky winner will receive a package of Pink Paislee Tinsel Town Ribbons!

Here is the sketch! :)

Now go check out all the beautiful creations the ladies made using with the sketch! :)

And the Limelight DT!

Thank you to Mandy for letting us join this week as One Day Special DT's! :)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge 56

Hello everyone! :) It is week 56 for the Etsy Inspired Challenge!

This weeks shop is Kharlie Bug! :) They have the most beautiful bags in this shop! :) They have totes, make up bags and more! Make sure you check out the ones that have already been sold too, for more inspiration!

Isn't that the most adorable bag??? It was definitely my favorite out of the whole shop! :) I knew I had the perfect DP for this too! :) So here is my layout:

The sketch is from 52 sketches 52 weeks :) It is sketch 39. When we went to the fair the other day, they had a fake cow that you could milk, and Raine just had to do it! :)

The DP is Cosmo Cricket and MME.

Now this week is special, because if you order anything from the Kharlie Bug shop, you will have 5 entries into this weeks prize! :)

This weeks prize is from one of the BEST online shops there is! Limelight Papercrafts!!! :) The owner is our sweet guest designer this month, Mandy Chesire! :) She is offering up Cosmo Cricket's 6x6 Nutmeg pack, and Cosmo Cricket's 6x6 Nutmeg chipboard set! :) Thank you Mandy!!

Make sure you check out the Limelight home page for the shop to see all kinds of sales and deals going on! :) She always carries the best, trendiest products out there!

Now go check out the rest of the DT! :) Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 9, 2009

Friends With Flair Friday! :)

**Make sure you see my post below to see my exciting news!**

Hello there! :) Today is another Friends with Flair Friday, brought to you by the one and only Unity Stamp Company!! :)

I decided to go along with this weeks sketch challenge on SCS. I kind of changed it up a little bit because I didn't use any DP. Instead I scored 3 lines as a "frame" of where the DP would have been :)

Here is my card:

I took SU kraft as my base, scored the lines as my frame, added the black strip that I punched with my fiskars punch, and then added my stamped panel. To make the panel I stamped my sentiment with versamark, added black embossing powder, and used my heat gun. I layered it with black cardstock, and then kraft card stock. This panel with lifted with pop dots. As a final touch I added a punched butterfly using my Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

Supplies used:
Unity Stamp Co- Birdie Inspiration (sentiment)
SU card stock
Bazzill card stock- Black
Ranger black embossing powder
pop dots
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Fiskars Edge Punch

Thanks for stopping by! :) Make sure you check out all the other ladies FFF posts! You can find the list here on SCS ---------> FFF participants!!


I love Unity!!!!!

So as most of you know, Unity has been having a Bachelor challenge, featuring the handsome Ryan Broman! :) Each week, (for 7 weeks) Ryan gives a new challenge that he wants and everyone participates :) Week 3's challenge was to use plaid and polka dots. I automatically knew what I wanted to make when I saw the challenge! This weeks is the the Fryeburg Fair.. the biggest fair in Maine. People from tons of states come to see this fair. This fair completely inspired this card:

Supplies used:
Unity Stamp Co- July KOM- A Pocket Full Of...
Making Memories Mini Brads in Chocolate
SU kraft
My Minds Eye DP
SU hemp
Making Memories Buttons
pop dots
SU Taken With Teal ink
Colorbox chalk Chestnut Roan Ink

So today I was at the fair again (got to love those gorgeous cows! :) ) and I came home to find out..
I WON THE CHALLENGE! :) What does that mean exactly? It means I won 25 random stamps and 12 sheets of patterned paper... and I am entered to win the grand prize!!! A $500 shopping spree, $100 of patterened paper, and 6 free months of the kit of the month.
Anyone that stops by my blog knows how much I love and support this company, so for me to win this week makes me feel completely honored. To me that is the grand prize! :) I love Angela and her whole crew over at Unity. So a HUGE thank you to them! :) And congrats to Nina the runner up! :)
To play along this week, check out this post on Angela's blog! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

World Card Making Day Creations

I wanted to share the cards I made the day after World Card Making Day (I was working Sat. so I couldn't create until Sunday) I participated in 4 of the challenges on SCS. The Unity challenge, The Stamping Bella challenge, the Flourishes challenge, and the Splitcoaststampers challenge!! :) I had such a blast! And a even got a bonus out of the deal, I was one of the winners for the Unity challenge! I can't tell you how excited I am!!! :) Thank you to Unity and Angela for my prize! :)
So here are my creations!

Unity challenge: Make a card using a quote as your main focus:

Stamping Bella challenge: Make a card focusing on what you like to do with your girlfriends:) This card also uses this past weeks Limelight Papercrafts Sketch! :)

Splitcoaststampers challenge: Make a thank you card, use chocolate, and use sketch provided

Flourishes challenge: Sketch challenge

A HUGE shoutout to Jimmi Mayo for putting together the WCMD event on SCS! I can't imagine how much work she put into that day! And also a big thank you to all the Member Companies that participated and offered up amazing prizes to participants! :)

If you would like to know any products used, just leave a comment and I will get back to you! :)

Thanks for stopping by!