Friday, April 30, 2010

Caffinated Cropper April Customer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Caffinated Cropper Customer and DT Blog Hop.  If you are looking for my Friday Fun/Friends with Flair Post, please Scroll down! 

You should be joining me from Stephanie's blog. If not, please start at Amy's blog- also if you get lost along the way, Amy has the whole line up on her blog.  
For my card today I combined TWO of the Unity Anniversary Challenges - Carole's Love at First Sight Challenge and Lori, Jenn and Beate's Triple Take Challenge.  EVERYTHING on this card is from the Caffinated Cropper's April Kit With a Cherry on Top with the exception of the Kraft card stock and Unity stamps (from Unity's Lovin' from the Oven.)  That's right- all of the patterned papers, ribbon, rhinestones, button, thread and cork are from this month's kit.  I just LOVE this kit- with all the wonderful papers and embellishments you can many different looks and projects.  

I posted this card earlier in the week, but I just wanted to post it again so you can see the versatility of the kit.  (this card also uses Unity stamps- everything else is from Caffinated Cropper)

These kits are on sale for $29.99 with FREE shipping.  Also, Amy has a Beeez Kneeez/With a Cherry On Top bundle left and some awesome paper bundles on sale- be sure to check them out. 

Your next stop on the hop is going to be Emily!  I am sure she will have something totally fabulous for you today!


Friday Fun # 80 and Friends with Flair

It's Friday!  I am so excited! It's time for the weekend to start AND it's also time for the Friday Fun Challenge and Unity's Friends with Flair.
For the Friday Fun Challenge (#80) Christi chose THIS Anthropologie Apron for our inspiration piece.  It is soooo pretty!  I combined this challenge with Gretchen's Anniversary Challenge- Unity is Going to the Birds - to use a Bird or Tree image on your project or card. The ribbon and button on my card are from the March Kit from the Caffinated Cropper called the Beeez Kneeez.  Amy has ONE left......in case you want it....It goes GREAT with Unity stamps.....I'm just sayin'
Here is the Apron:

Here is my card:


Stamps: April Kit of the Month- Together We Bloom
Paper: Kraft, Websters Pages - Postcards from Paris
Ribbon and Button from Caffinated Cropper Kit- The Beeez Kneeez

Be sure to check out the Unity Blog for the Friends with Flair Blog List.  Below are the Friday Fun Girls blogs.  We would love for you to play along with us- just use keyword FFC80 when uploading to Splitcoast.  
Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to come by later for the Caffinated Cropper Blog Hop! 



Thursday, April 29, 2010

SCS278- Swan in Training

Today I have a card for the sketch challenge on SCS (#278). I used the recently-released set from Mark's Finest Papers called Our Side of the Pond.  I used to love the story of the Ugly Duckling when I was growing up so of course I love the swan and sentiment in this set.  All supplies used on this card are available at Mark's Finest Papers including the Basic Grey paper and Nestabilities.  If you receive the Mark's Finest Papers newsletter, then you can save 15% on your purchases thru April 30th.  If you are considering ordering some of the fabulous April releases- then take advantage of this discount.  You NEED these sets!!    Trust me.  

Stamps: Our Side of the Pond from Mark's Finest Papers
Paper: Grandma's Lightest Pink, Pensacola Sand; Basic Grey Kioshi
Ink: Black
Accessories: Grandma's Lightest Pink Satin Ribbon; Designer Brad; Nestabilities
Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for some Friday Fun, Friends with Flair AND the Caffinated Cropper Customer Blog Hop.  Phew!  I need to get stamping!!  ;)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

MOJO 136 - I'm Here for You

Today's card is for this week's MOJO Monday Sketch (#136).  I used the newly-released set from Mark's Finest Papers called Butterflies, Dianthus and Flourishes.  I just love the flower in this set- it is so fun to color. It also has several GREAT sentiments including the one on my card, "I'm Here For You, When You Need Me,"  It's perfect for someone going through a rough time.  I also used my sewing machine....I couldn't help myself.  lol.  I even used two different colors of thread.  All paper and embellishments are available at Mark's Finest Papers.
 Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers- Butterflies, Dianthus and Flourishes
Paper: Momma's Favorite Purple Linen Finish, Strawberry Freeze, Pensacola Sand, Basic Grey Green At Heart
Accessories: Sheer Pink Ribbon, Small Classic and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Button from the White and Clear button Mix

 Thanks for stopping by today- I always appreciate it!  Have a great day!  


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Caffinated Cropper is On SALE and Unity Hip Hop Sketch Challenge

Hi, everyone!  Today I have a Caffinated Cropper Card to show you. All patterned paper and embellishments are from the April kit from Caffinated Cropper, With A Cherry On top.  It's on sale until Monday (tomorrow) morning at 6 am....so if you don't have your kit yet, hurry to get the kit for $29.99 with FREE SHIPPING.  (yes, you read that right.)  The kit has SOOOOOOOOOOOO much stuff in it, PLUS you get a $10 certificate to both Whimsy Haven Digital Stamps AND EAD Designs.  That's an extra $20 value!  Check out Amy's Blog HERE for a complete list of EVERYTHING in this kit.  It's seriously too long to put in my post today.  LOL. 

The stamps are from Unity's April Store Kit Super Sweet and Stuck On You and the layout is for  the Unity Hip Hop Sketch Challenge (#04).  The card stock base and white are from Papertrey Ink, but everything else is from With A Cherry On top.  I am having so much fun using that cork......I even made a blossom with my Nestabilities.  Fun, fun fun! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!  :)



Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Fun and the Caffinated Cropper Blog Hop - Two Cards- One Post!

It's Friday and I have a lot to share with you today.  We are having a blog hop for Caffinated Cropper plus it's the Friday Fun Challenge (#79).  It's a good thing that the With a Cherry On Top kit works perfectly with this week's Friday Fun Challenge because I can't stop using it.
For the Friday Fun Challenge Christi gave us one of her favorite Spring Color Combos to play with.  The colors are Green, Pink, Cream and Kraft.  Any shades of those colors will work.  I also used the sketch from the Card Patterns Blog (#60) for my layout.  Everything on this card with the exception of the Kraft Base and Mint Green and Vanilla card stock is from the With a Cherry On Top Kit.  (that is REAL fabric and cork on the card)  The image is one of the digital stamps from Lindsay Spencer created exclusively for this kit. 
Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Girls' Blogs for more inspiration:

My next card is a card that I had to create just for the fun of it.  I made an apron using a template I found on Mirkwood Designs. (I changed the printing scale to make the card larger than the original template) This card was just so fun to make and the papers and trims in this kit were a perfect fit for this card.  Plus, I got to use my new sewing machine which I am in love with.  EVERYTHING (except the card base) is from this kit. 
This is the card with the tag in the "front pocket"

This is a view of the tag

And here is what the card looks like if you take the tag out of the pocket.  

Don't forget that with your purchase of the April kit, With a Cherry On Top you will also receive $10 gift certificates to the Whimsy Haven Store AND to EAD Designs.  This kit is an amazing deal that you do NOT want to miss out on.  Also- if you are sad because you missed out on the March Kit, The Beeez Kneeez, then you may want to know that Amy has ONE Beeez Kneeez kit left and she is bundling it with The Cherry on Top Kit for a fantastic price with FREE SHIPPING!   Everything is on Sale this weekend including some bundles and giveaways.  DON'T MISS OUT!  RUN, do not walk to Amy's blog to purchase your kits!  (sorry, I have always wanted to use that phrase...LOL)

Still not sure about With a Cherry on Top?  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's creations- including Michele our May Guest Designer!  I know by the end of this hop you will have to have this kit. 

Amy (Buy your Kits HERE)
 April Guest Designer Jimmi
May Guest Designer Michele
Thanks for stopping by today - Have a GREAT weekend! 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Trying Some New Things...

Hello!  Today I have a card for some challenges on SplitCoaststampers.com that I don't normally participate in.  I FINALLY had some time to stamp and went browsing on SCS and felt like I could combine the Technique Lover's Challenge (#269) and the Clean and Simple Challenge (#63) to make a card.  The Technique Lover's Challenge was to use paper-piercing on your card.  The Clean and Simple challenge was a sketch challenge.
 I kept it simple today and made a one-layer card. (gasp!!)  This card took less than 15 minutes to complete.  ALL supplies can be purchased at Mark's Finest Papers.  The stamp set is called Butterflies, Dianthus and Flourishes.  I used my new Janome Sew Mini to create all the paper-piercing.  I stamped the butterfly on the Corn Husk card base AND onto some Breezy Blue card stock.  I cut the butterflies our and popped them up.  Then I inked the edges (I don't know why...the mood just hit me..LOL) It's a simple, easy card but I hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by- have a great day!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Caffinated Cropper and Etsy-Inspired Challenge all in one!

Did you know that Caffinated Cropper is sponsoring this week's Etsy Inspired Challenge?  Amy is giving away a Mini Cherry Kit to a random winner for participating in the challenge.  This week's featured Etsy Shop is Cose Dolci.  All you need to do for a chance to win the Mini Cherry kit is to choose an item from the shop and create a card or 3-d item inspired by that item and link it back to the Etsy Inspired Blog HERE. 

Here is the item from the store I chose as my inspiration:

Here is the card I made based on this felt bowl:
Everything I used to make this card with the exception of the Kraft Card Base is from the April Card Kit from Caffinated Cropper- With A Cherry On Top.  Do you have this kit yet?  No??  Then you'd better hurry because it is filled with lots of FUN stuff and once it's sold out- it's gone forever.  It would be a tragedy to miss out on this kit...(ok that's a tiny bit melodramatic...but only a tiny bit!). 

Thanks for stopping by today- please come back on Friday when the Caffinated Cropper Design Team will have another blog hop for your viewing pleasure!  Have a GREAT day!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Rubber Romance Wine Bottle Card

Today I want to share with you a card that I made over the weekend.  I was just browsing the web and I stumbled across this site called Mirkwood Designs that has a page FULL of templates for card-making and boxes.  When I saw the champagne bottle template, I just KNEW that I had to make a wine bottle card with my Rubber Romance stamps.

When I printed the template I increased the scale to 140% because the original scale was just too small for me.  Then I cut out the wine bottle and started decorating!  


I used the RR stamps Time is the Maker and the Vino.  I chose this patterned paper from Webster's Pages because it reminded me of a wine bottle label and the colors blended with the color of my card base.  The wine bottle cork is actually left over cork from when I was making tile coasters and using that for the backing.  I cut out a little piece for the top. 

I made the paper flower using the Webster Pages and cutting out different size blossoms with my Nestabilities.  You could also use punches if you don't have the Nestabilities.  I spritzed them with water and also with some Glimmer Mist, crumpled them up and then layered them on top of each other and put the brad through the middle.  Then I attached it to the card.

I would love to know what you think!  If you try out any of the templates from Mirkwood Designs, please share with me  I can't wait to see everyone's creations!   

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Win A Mini Cherry Kit From Caffinated Cropper

The Caffinated Cropper is sponsoring this week's Etsy Inspired Challenge.  To win a Mini Cherry Kit (the baby sister of the With a Cherry On Top kit) just play the Etsy-inspired challenge and link to the EIC BLOG

This week's Inspiration store is Cose Dolci (Sweet Things).  Choose any item in the store as your inspiration piece and make a project. 

I apologize that I don't have a sample to show you today (I am sure I will later this week), but the rest of the Caffinated Cropper Design Team is playing along.  Be sure to check out the team's blogs to see how they used the With a Cherry On Top kit to design their projects:

Amy (Buy your Kits HERE)
and our April Guest Designer Jimmi! 

Have fun playing the challenge and be sure to check back later this week for my challenge sample. 

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Final Day of Mark's Finest Papers New Release Blog Hop- with blog candy (and theFriday Fun Challenge)

Mark's Finest Papers Design Team is celebrating our BRAND NEW STAMPS for the Speedy the Cat Designer Collection and Serenity Collection with a Blog Hop! They are available NOW!
For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the following design team embers' blogs (see below) on April 14th, 15th, and 16th. On Saturday, (April 17), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all 9 blogs for that day! (3 different winners, one winner for each day.)
The 3 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.
I hope you have enjoyed the new release hops as much as I have!  These are some fantastic sets with TONS of possibilities.  Today we are featuring the set Our Side of the Pond.  It has two frogs, a swan and an adorable turtle.  That's why I am also combining this post with my Friday Fun Challenge- This is what Christi challenged us to this week:

April 16-  Earth Day
Get back to nature for this Earth Day. Trees, flowers, etc...anything to do with nature

So- I used the cute Frog and created a pond scene for this Hip Hop Hooray Card.  
Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Girls' blogs and I hope you play along- maybe even with your newest set from Mark's Finest Papers! (The paper, ribbon, brad, circle Nestabilities are all available at Mark's Finest Papers)
Jimmi
Kimme
Sara
Christi



Paper: Momma's Favorite Purple, Lime Squeeze and Pensacola Sand. 

Make sure to visit the following Design Team Blogs:  

 Enjoy the hop!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers New Release Blog DAY THREE

Mark's Finest Papers Design Team is celebrating our BRAND NEW STAMPS for the Speedy the Cat Designer Collection and Serenity Collection with a Blog Hop! They are available NOW!
For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the following design team embers' blogs (see below) on April 14th, 15th, and 16th. On Saturday, (April 17), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all 9 blogs for that day! (3 different winners, one winner for each day.)
The 3 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.
Today's card uses the new release, Take the Time.  This set is perfect for masculine cards, but you can also make general cards as well.  My card is actually for my boyfriend's parents who are celebrating their Wedding Anniversary.  (I realize the sentiment says Timeless Friends, but I feel that you should be best friends with your spouse- says the single girl...lol) I used the sketch from this week's sketch challenge over on SCS. The clock face is covered with Crackle Accents.  You can also use the Cracked Glass technique to achieve a similar effect. All the paper, ribbon and even the brads are available at Mark's Finest Papers.  


Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Take the Time
Paper: Corn Husk, Pensacola Sand, Breezy Blue and Basic Grey Kioshi
Breezy Blue Sheer Ribbon, and Designer Brads
Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's Blogs and leave a comment along the way.  

Make sure to visit the following Design Team Blogs:  

 Enjoy the hop and we will see you tomorrow for the 4th and final day of the new release blog hop! 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers New Release Blog Hop DAY TWO (with Blog Candy!)

Mark's Finest Papers Design Team is celebrating our BRAND NEW STAMPS for the Speedy the Cat Designer Collection and Serenity Collection with a Blog Hop! They are available NOW!
For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the following design team embers' blogs (see below) on April 14th, 15th, and 16th. On Saturday, (April 17), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all 9 blogs for that day! (3 different winners, one winner for each day.)
The 3 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.
 
I am very excited about the card I have to show you today.  Today the Design Team is featuring the new release, Butterflies, Dianthus, and Flourishes. If you like detailed images and you like to color (I find it very relaxing after a stressful day) then you will LOVE this set.   There are also some great sentiments perfect for thank you cards, sympathy cards and just general thinking of you cards.  
In case you didn't know, I LOVE butterflies.  (I even have a butterfly tattoo...yes it's true!) This set has two of them.  I am in heaven.   I am just so inspired by this set and I truly hope you will be too.  The paper, ribbon and Nestabilites are also available at Mark's Finest Papers. 
 
 Stamps: Butterflies, Dianthus and Flourishes from Mark's Finest Papers
Paper: Strawberry Freeze, Pensacola Sand, Basic Grey Green at Heart patterned paper
Accessories: Labels ONE Nestabilities, and Sheer Ribbon

Make sure to visit the following Design Team Blogs:  

 Enjoy the hop and we will see you tomorrow for DAY 3!  
 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers New Release Blog Hop DAY ONE with Blog Candy

This is the 2nd post for today....for the Caffinated Cropper Blog Hop please scroll down....of course I would not mind  if you read THIS post too.;)  
Mark's Finest Papers Design Team is celebrating our BRAND NEW STAMPS for the Speedy the Cat Designer Collection and Serenity Collection with a Blog Hop! They are available TODAY!
For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the following design team embers' blogs (see below) on April 14th, 15th, and 16th. On Saturday, (April 17), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all 9 blogs for that day! (3 different winners, one winner for each day.)
The 3 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.
I am very excited to be part of the Design Team this month and to share my card with you today using the New Release Spring Breeze!  All Paper and embellishments are available at Mark's Finest Papers.

 Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Spring Breeze (releasing TODAY!)
Paper: Corn Husk, Grandma's Lightest Pink, Pensacola Sand and Basic Grey Green at Heart PP (yes you can get this at Mark's Finest Papers too!)
Accessories: Niji Pearlescent Watercolors, Grandma's Lightest Pink Satin Ribbon, Asian Coin Charm, Dragonfly Brad, Blossom Nestabilities

Make sure to visit the following Design Team Blogs:  

 Enjoy the hop and we will see you tomorrow for DAY 2!  

Monday, April 12, 2010

With a Cherry On Top Blog Hop!

Have you gotten your April card kit from Caffinated Cropper yet?  Well, if not- then be sure to check out today's Design Team Blog Hop so you can find out why you "need" it.

Today's card has a couple of "firsts" for me.  I printed and used my first digi stamp from the kit Lindsay Spencer designed exclusively for the With a Cherry On Top kit.  It was a lot of fun to work with the images.  I also sewed for the first time.  I was so excited when I got the sewing machine to work.  I still need a lot of practice, but hopefully my erratic stitching lends to the hand-made charm of the card.  I created the sentiment using the My Little Shoebox Alpha Stickers in Red Lipstick that come in the kit.  I love these!  


I hope you enjoyed my "firsts" as much as I did.  I might be stepping into a new era in my stamping.....it's a lot fun!  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's Blogs for more CHERRYLICIOUS Inspiration! 

Amy (Buy your Kits HERE)
and our April Guest Designer Jimmi!  

I can't wait for you to see more with this kit- so get to hoppin'! 

Friday, April 9, 2010

A-P-R-I-L Means Friday Fun and Friends with Flair!

That means it's time for some Friday Fun and Unit's Friends with Flair!  Are you excited?  I am.  This weekend will be jam-packed with all kinds of fun stuff.  I cannot wait!!
This week's Friday Fun Challenge is brought to us by Christi.  It's a good challenge (how does she come up with such clever stuff?)  Here it is: 

Create a card using all the following elements:
A- animal
P- polkadots
R- ruffle
I- inked edges
L- label (or journaling block that looks like a label)

I told you it was a challenge.  To create my card I pulled out my Unity Stamps and my March Card kit from Caffinated Cropper, The Beeez Kneeez.  (Amy still has just a few of these left...if you haven't gotten yours yet you need to asap! )   I just love the greens and yellows in the kit- and they are a perfect pair with Unity stamps.  All paper and embellishments are from the Beeez Kneeez kit except the ribbon and the plain white card stock (both of which are from PTI). 
If you think you can handle the A-P-R-I-L challenge Christi issued just use keyword FFC77 when  uploading to SCS. Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Girls' blogs for more challenge samples:


Also- be sure to check out the Unity BLOG to get the whole list of Friends with Flair- if you aren't familiar with FWF it's when Unity customers showcase their stamps and talent.  It's LOTS of fun and very inspirational.  
That's all I have for today....Have a GREAT weekend! 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

With A Cherry On Top Card Kit is HERE!!

Woo hoo!  Today is the day you finally get to see the awesome card kit Amy has been working on for you- With a Cherry On Top!  It is totally packed with goodies and the theme is CHERRIES- Perfect for Spring!   The kit is also full of fun colors and fun embellishments.  I got to try Smooch Spritz for the first time thanks to this kit, and I am now hooked!!

Here is what you get in the kit:



With a Cherry on Top"
6x6 2 of each
Sassafrass Lass Spring Spring
Sassafrass Lass Sapphire
Doodlebug Cherry Amore
Doodlebug Pie Plaid
LYB Spring Mix
LYB Sky Blue
Bazzill Watermelon
Bazzill Cherry Splash
Bazzill Almond Cream
Bazzill Island Breeze
(all Bazzill are smoothies)



Smooch Spritz Cherry Ice
0.5 ounce tube pink glitter
5x6.5 cherry chipboard
2 tbsp clear dew drops
2 tbsp asst buttons Rhonna Farrer
3 pearl drop corsage pins
2 bunches pink cherry blossoms
1 tiny white blossom
1 tiny yellow blossom
1 metal tag
1 Nikki Silvis Craft Flag
3 Ast Sized Bazzill Chipboard hearts
4 Asst round mirrors
1 yd of red tulle
1 yd May Arts Cherry Red grosgrain with picot trim ribbon
1 yd Mary Arts blue lace
1 yd White Eyelet trim
1 yd red/white baker's twine
1 yd Sugar&Cream Twist
5 manilla shipping tags
10 butter yellow tickets
4x4 square "Vintage Cherries" fabric by Sarah Henderson
1 package of Kaisercraft Red Rhinestones
1 Shabby Green Door Cherry Clear Stamp "Life is a Bowl of Cherries"
1 My Little Shoebox Mini Alpha sticker set (red lipstick)
1 set EAD Stickerz (Cherries)
6 pearl thingamabobs
6 asst  Mary Englebriet Cherry themed die cuts
2 white heart doilies
2- 3 1/2 by 8 sheets of cork
1- 5x12 strip of rusty screen
4 asst felt shapes
3 Sassafrass Lass Cherries Jubilee Flag Banner stickers
1 set of Digital Stamps designed by Lindsay Spencer
That's a lot of stuff!  In fact, I had a hard time making myself STOP adding things to my card.  LOL.  It was just so much fun!!  In fact, I even added something from the March Kit the Beeez Kneeez.  Amy still has some of those left AND if you order both today- she is offering a bundle package deal.  Ok...I'll stop typing now and show you my card.  lol.
I used the following supplies from the Cherries on Top Kit:
Bazzill Watermelon
Doodle Bug Cherry Amore
EAD Stickerz
Chipboard Heart
Cherry Ice Smooch
May Arts Cherry Red Grosgrain with Picot Trim Ribbon
Ribbon Bracket (from the Beeez Kneeez Kit)
Rhona Farrer button
Red/White Bakers Twine
My card was so fun and easy to make.  Be sure to check out all the DT blogs including April Guest Designer Jimmi Mayo! 
has two posts,
scroll down to the second one for her Cherry post..
but don't miss the first one because she made awesome use of the
RUSTY SCREEN included in the KIT!!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hello There From Our Side of the Pond!

Happy Monday!  Yes, I can say that today because I took today (and tomorrow) off!  Yippee!!  Ok...I'll stop doing my Happy Dance here since I know most of you are at work.  (I really AM sorry about that....) 
In case you missed my announcement earlier in the year, I am the Guest Designer for Mark's Finest Papers this month!  I am very excited to work with Faith and the rest of the team- the products are just fabulous! 
My card today is a little sneak peek of a set called Our Side of the Pond.  I love it, and I'm sure you will too- you can purchase it from the store starting on April 13th. 
I love this turtle, I'm not sure why.  He was a lot of fun to color, though.  It's hard to see in this picture but I stamped him twice and popped up his shell for a 3-d effect.  Here's a better view.

 All supplies are available at Mark's Finest Papers. 
Stamps: Our Side of the Pond (available April 13th)
Paper: Pensacola Sand, Lime Squeeze, Basic Grey Kioshi
Accessories: Ribbon, Labels Four Nestabilities
That's all I have for today- now I am going shopping with Jeff for my birthday.  (yay!)  I hoe you have a wonderful day also and be sure to come back tomorrow for some more stamping fun! 


Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Beeez Kneeez Strikes Again!

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are enjoying this fabulous day!  I know I am- the windows are open, the sun is shining, my boyfriend is cutting the grass for me (so I don't have to...he he).  I am cleaning the house today but I got a little distracted while dusting my stamp area......(happens all the time).  I had an idea that some of the Rubons from the Beeez Kneez kit (from EAD exclusive to this kit) would be perfect for my drawer on my stamp table.  So...I did what anyone would do- I put them on there!  This is how it turned out:

Pretty cute, huh?  Best thing is- if I change my mind they will just come right off.  So, if you are still on the fence about getting the Beeez Kneeez kit.....maybe this will help you out.  Amy only has a few left- so if you want to let everyone in your house know you are the Queen Bee and wear the crown.....and make some FUN and fabulous cards while you're at it- Hurry up and order a kit Today!  Also- Tuesday the DT will giving you a look at the New April Kit...You won't want to miss it....it's definitely going to be Cherrylicious!   :) 
That's all for today- have a great day and Happy Easter!! 


Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Fun # 76- This is NO April Fools Joke.....

Happy Friday!!  April is finally here and it is my favorite month of the year.  The leaves are filling in on the trees, flowers are starting to bloom and the days are getting longer.  Spring is here and that makes me happy.  Our Friday Fun Hostess for April is Christi.  Her challenge this week is NOT an April Fool's joke. 

April 2- Our Back to Basics day
No stamping and... for an extra challenge add an Easter twist (whatever you choose) to this card.
 No, you eyes are not deceiving you- it says NO STAMPING.   At first I thought this would be easy...but when I thought about adding the Easter twist....I realized I had my work cut out for me.  Or in today's case....punched out.  :)  I broke out my new Martha Stewart Punches and some Nestabilities to make my card.  For the sentiment, I had to get a little more creative and think outside of the box.  I faux-stitched the Happy and wrote Easter with a white gel pen. 


All card stock, patterned paper, and ribbon is available at Mark's Finest Papers.
Accessories: MS Butterfly Double Punch and Fence Border Punch;  White button, Strawberry Freeze Gingham Ribbon, White Gel Pen and Blossom 2 Nestabilities

If you think you are up to the challenge, we would love for you to play with us.  Just keyword FFC76 when uploading to SCS and/or link back to one of the Friday Fun Girls' blogs.  Be sure to check the other Friday Fun Projects for more ideas:
Jimmi
Kimme
Sara
Christi
Thanks for stopping by today- Have a great weekend!