Saturday, April 30, 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge # 137

Happy Saturday!  I did not get to stamp at all this week.  I have some things going on right now that I am trying to get through but hopefully I will get back to normal soon.  But- you should definitely play along- it will be fun and you can win some super cool prizes!! Be sure to check out the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog for all the rules and requirements:
Here are the details:
Etsy Inspiration Shop: Imagine Studio
Prize: 5x7 of winner's choice
Sponsor: EAD Designs
Prize:  $25 Gift Certificate (WOW!!)
Below are some Items from Imagine Studio 

Now check out the EIC Design Team's Blogs Including our April Guest Designer Kimme and EAD Design Team Member Jenn Coker

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge # 136

This week's Etsy Inspired Challenge is a super fun one.  Wait until you see this week's Etsy Shop, Bearly Art.  There are quite a few items in that shop I would love to see in my apartment, and the prices are great too! As always be sure to visit the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog for all the details (deadlines, rules and other important stuff).  Here are the basics:
Etsy Inspiration Shop: Bearly Art
Prize: Winner's Choice of In-Stock Clocks
Sponsor Shop: Sassy Cheryl's 
Prize: $5 Gift Certificate
Here is the item I chose for my inspiration piece.  I just love this crab and it makes me think of the beach and summer time.  

I must admit my card did not come out like I had it pictured in my mind.  I was trying to create a scene of a sailboat on the ocean.  I see a lot of things I would do differently now, but it's late and I have to work tomorrow, so this is what I have.  Maybe I will re-do it in the future.  But I do love that cute little brad I bought when shopping with my friends Jimmi and Kimme.  :)
Be sure to visit the rest of the Etsy Inspired Design Team including our April Guest Designer Kimme (yes, the same Kimme who helped me find the crabby brad!)
Thanks for stopping by- have a fantastic day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Fun- April Showers

It's finally Friday!  I hope you are ready for the weekend!  I am the April Hostess for Friday Fun (I know- I haven't been playing my own challenges- yikes!)  This week's challenge is:
April 22
April Showers…..Make a card or project using any elements of showers like rain, umbrellas, rain boots, etc. 
 I pulled out and oldie but goody- my Rubber Romance image.  I love these stamps and this one is the perfect size for card-making. I kept it simple since I have had a busy week.  I hope you like it!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Friday Fun Girls' blogs and feel free to play along!  

Have a great weekend!  
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Finally! My Sample for the Instyle Stamps Inspiration Challenge

As promised, I finally have my sample for this months inspiration challenge for InStyle Stamps.  It's been a crazy few weeks at work and at home but I think I am getting caught up (knock on wood...).  For more details on the challenge (deadlines, rules, etc) please visit the Instyle Stamps Blog.
Here is the Inspiration Photo:
Here is my card using the newly-released Patty's Appreciation set:

Thanks for being patient with me and stopping by to see my project- I always appreciate it.  Tomorrow I will be back with some Friday Fun.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Instyle Stamps April Inspiration Challenge

Good Morning! It's time for a new Inspiration Challenge from Instyle Stamps.  Here is your inspiration piece:

I don't have a sample for you today- but I will have one later this week, I promise!  Be sure to stop by the Instyle Stamps Blog for all the challenge details.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Friday Fun....on a Tuesday!

TGIT??  Ok, so Tuesdays aren't the same as Fridays, but today I have my Friday Fun Challenge project completed and I want to share it with you.  The challenge for Friday the 15th was to make a File Folder Notebook Holder since it's time to file your taxes.  I won't lie-- this was not an easy project but since I made it for a co-worker moving away, it was worth the trouble.  
Since we work at Smithfield Foods, I thought this paper in my stash from Ta Da was perfect with the little pigs.  Instead of making a separate card, I put an insert in the opposite side of the folder that everyone can sign.

I think it turned out pretty cool- what do you think?  It's not Friday but you can still stop by and give the rest of the Friday Fun Girls' some love- I'm sure they have something fun to see.  :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Etsy Inspired # 135 - Creating is Fun!

This week is Etsy Inspired Challenge #135.  This week's shop is a really cool one- Creating is Fun owned by Maria- a fabulous and creative stamper and person.  This week's challenge is sure to be fun- here are the details (please visit the the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog for all the rules and deadlines):
Inspiration Store: Creating is Fun
Prize: Any one item of winner's choice
Sponsor: Robyn's Fetish
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.
PRIZE: either 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set of the winner's choice to the winner of this challenge

There are many items to inspire you in Martha's store.  Check out these items:

And here is my card inspired by the lace and buttons in the store.  
Be sure to check out the rest of the Etsy Inspired Design Team's Blogs for more inspiration and ideas

Thanks for stopping by - have a GREAT weekend- I am going for my very first massage tomorrow (thank you, Jimmi!) and I can't wait!  I hope your weekend is just as wonderful!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Instyle Stamps April Color Challenge

It's time for a new color challenge with Instyle Stamps.  Please visit the Instyle Stamps blog for all the challenge details and how you can win free product! Here is the color palette for the challenge- it's perfect for Spring. 
My sample uses the April Release, Patty's Appreciation.  I will be giving this card to someone special today for a very special present.  I hope she likes it.  The sketch is this week's Card Pattern's Sketch (#110).  It gave me a chance to incorporate my Basic Grey patterned paper and all the colors for the challenge. 
So what do you think?  Be sure to play along- I can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April Sneak Peek and Sketch Challenge!!

It's time for a peek at the Instyle New Releases available tomorrow!  It's also time for the April Sketch Challenge and your chance to win some free stuff from Instyle by playing along! Be sure to check out the Instyle Stamps Blog for all the challenge details.
Both cards I made for today used Patty's Appreciation - available this Friday- the 8th.  Here is the Sketch for April:

And here is my sample (please forgive the photo- I am still working on the lighting situation in my new apartment.....I am open to suggestions)

Here is a CAS card using a sentiment from the set.  I wanted the stamped image to be the focus of the card, so I kept it simple with just some scoring and ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today-I hope you will check out the releases tomorrow! 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Etsy Inspired # 133 XS Baggage & Co

Happy Saturday!  I have been waiting ALL week for this day- Phew!  (Saturday is the equivalent to Friday for my work week!) Before I get to all the details of this week's challenge I want to welcome our April Guest Designer, the super-talented (and super-nice and a wonderful friend) Kimme! I am so excited she is joining us this month! 
So now for the deets.  (Be sure to check out the EIC Blog for all the deadlines and details) 
Inspiration Store: XS Baggage & Co
Prize: Gadget Keeper of Winner's Coice
Discount for Shoppers: 10% off use code "inspired"
Sponsor Store: Wax Fruit Company
Prize: $20 Gift Certificate (Wow, right??)
If you are new to the challenge just pick an item in the inspiration store and create a project.  Link to the EIC blog for a chance to win one of the two prizes.
For my project this week, I chose the following item for my inspiration:

I used my recently purchased Meadowlark Paper from My Mind's Eye.  (Yeah, that's pretty much why I chose that item- so I could use that paper.....)  

Be sure to check the rest of the Design Team's Blogs for more Inspiration and have a FANTASTIC weekend!