Saturday, March 26, 2011

Etsy Inspired # 131 Fresh Metal Jewelry

This week's Inspiration Store is Fresh Metal Jewelry.  There are LOTS of inspirational items in this store.  Here are the details of the challenge:
Etsy Inspiration Store: Fresh Metal Jewelry
Prize: Petty Posy Necklace (Gorgeous, I must tell you!)
Sponsor: Amber Ink
Prize: $15 gift certificate to the Amber Ink Store
AmberInk was started by a mother and daughter team. Amber lives in the East, Pam lives in the West. Amber is an Emmy nominated children's animator and illustrator, who creates from her Brooklyn, New York studio. Although they do carry some clear stamps, the company runs by the premise that their customers are more brilliant than patient. If you've been a diehard clear or rubberstamper, they can even help you with the transition to digital. And don't worry about asking a silly question, because as a retired public high school teacher, Pam has already seen it all. Check out the ever-increasing tutorial links, which you can find on the homepage. Hailing from the Hawaiian Islands, the Aloha Spirit is alive and well at
Be sure to check out the Etsy Inspired Blog for all the challenge details (deadlines, rules, etc.) on how you can win one of these fantastic prizes.
Here is the item from Fresh Metal Jewelry I chose as my inspiration:

And here is my creation using Webster's Pages Paper and a Unity Stamp. I even made a flower, although it is not as nearly as beautiful as the flowers in this store:

Thanks for stopping by today- be sure to check out the rest of the Etsy Inspired Design Team's Blogs for more inspiration and ideas on how you can play and win!

Libby Hickson {March Guest Designer}
Have a FANTASTIC weekend! 

Friday, March 25, 2011

InStyle Stamps Blog Hop- It's Time for Spring

This is post # 2 for today- for the Friday Fun Challenge please scroll down
Welcome to the March Blog Hop for InStyle Stamps!  You should be hopping here from my super fabby friend, Kimme!  If not, be sure to start the hop at the InStyle Stamps Blog so you don't miss any one's posts. 
This month's theme for the hop is Spring Time.  I am SO happy that Spring is here, I thought Winter would never go away.  For my card today I used the newly-released set Tia and Cuddles He is Risen.  This set is great for Easter projects, but it is also perfect for any Spring themed project you need.  I used this adorable little lamb for my card, what do you think?

I am so glad you are hopping with us today!  Now go to Jennifer's Blog to see what she has created for you today!  Have a great day!!

Friday Fun Challenge

Happy Friday!!  I hope you are ready for the weekend.  This week the Friday Fun Challenge is brought to us by Christi.  Here is her challenge for this week:
March 25--
Some of my most anticipated new books are releasing next week. To celebrate, today make a bookmark.It's been awhile since I've made a book mark, and I happen to need one, so this is a good challenge for me. I have a chronic case of doggy-earing the pages of my books.  Hopefully I can break that habit by using my new book mark:

Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Girls' blogs (Jimmi has a new blog- it's super cool!)  

Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Instyle Stamps Inspiration

I hope you are having a wonderful day.  Today I am sharing this month's Inspiration Challenge from InStyle Stamps.  Be sure to check out the Instyle Stamps Blog for all the details and how you can play along. 
Below is the inspiration photo for this month's Challenge- ISSIC03

Here is my sample.  

My card uses the newly-released set, Tia and Cuddles He Is Risen. 

This set is perfect for any Spring-time occasion. 
Thanks for stopping by today- I hope the rest of your day is wonderful!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge #130- Artwork by Lori

It's Saturday and we have a new Etsy Inspired Challenge for you.  If you can't find something in this store to inspire you, then you clicked on the wrong link.  lol.  Seriously- this store is really cool so get out your paper ink and stamps and play along for a chance to win one of 2 prizes for even more details please visit the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog):
The inspiration store: Artwork By Lori
The Prize: A print of your choice up to $14
This week's Sponsor: Charleston Scrapbook Company
The Prize: $10 Gift Certificate
Here is the print I chose for my inspiration:

Here is my card: 

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's Blogs for more inspiration so you can get your creative juices flowing and win one of those great prizes!

Libby Hickson {March Guest Designer}

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Fun and Friends with Flair!

TGIF!  I started my new schedule this week and I am so happy.  I still have to work on Saturdays, but I get off at 5pm.  It is amazing the things you can take for granted, but I love being able to come home from work and walk Dixie, cook dinner and stamp!  So today I have my card for the Friday Fun Challenge and Unity Stamp Co's Friends with Flair (see the Unity Blog for a list of all the Friends with Flair)
This week Christi gave us the following challenge:
March 11--
This weekend is Daylight Savings. Today use numbers on your project. You get bonus points, if you actually use a clock. ;o)
I used a clock, but I just realized that my clock doesn't have numbers.  Oops!  The clock and sentiment are from Unity's December 2009 Kit Delightful Moments.  The paper is Cosmo Cricket Social Club.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Friday Fun Girl's blogs to see what they came up with!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Another Challenge with Instyle Stamps

It's time for another challenge from Instyle Stamps!  This time, it's a color challenge and the colors are perfect for your Spring Time creations.   Please visit the Instyle Stamps Blog for more details on the challenge.  
Here is the color palette for the challenge:
(Aren't these GREAT colors to work with??)
Here is my card:
 This image is Tia with Bible from the newly-released set Tia and Cuddles He is Risen.  This set is great for Easter or any Spring-themed Card.  The possibilities are endless! 
Thanks for stopping by today- have a great day!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge # 129 - Desired Things

It's time to get inspired again by another fabulous Etsy Store, create and enter to win one of two prizes.  Here are the deets:
Inspiration Store: Desired Things
Prize: 10 pound voucher (approx $16 USD)
How to play: Find inspiration from the Etsy Store, Desired Things and create.  Link up your creation to the Etsy Inspired Blog (see blog for deadlines and details) and cross your fingers.  Just look at some of the wonderful items in the store.

Here is my creation:

Be sure to check out the Etsy Inspired Design Team's blogs for more ideas.  We are also welcoming a new Guest Designer for March, Libby Hickson.  I am so excited that she is joining us this month! 
Libby Hickson {March Guest Designer}
Thanks for stopping by today- enjoy your weekend!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Fun Inspiration for My Friends With Flair!

Good Morning!  It is a beautiful (but cold) and sunny day here in Virginia.  I am sitting in my stamp room and watching my "gardeners" (aka the property management team) mulch the flower beds.  Aaahhh.  Have I mentioned I love my new place?  At my old place not only would I have had to mulch everything myself, but I would have to BUY everything myself.  Now I have more time for stamping and other things that I like to do!  I know that's not why you are here, but it just made me so happy for a minute, I had to share!  :)
Today's Friday Fun Challenge is brought to us by the most wonderful and fantabulous (I know that's not a real word but I had to make one up to fit how awesome she is) Christi Snow!  She chose this book cover for our inspiration today.  I must say- I would read that book from the cover alone although my Mom always told me not to judge a book by it's cover.  But it's a REALLY cool cover!

All the green and yellow and red in the picture made me think of ladybugs.  Why?  I have no idea, but that's the great part about inspiration.  You don't have to know why.  I used the Unity Kit, Rockin' It Unity Style from March 2010.  I love this kit- it's so cute.  I am glad I finally have time to put it to some good ink. 

Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Girls Blogs (see below) to see what this picture inspired them to create.  This is also my Unity Friends with Flair post- be sure to visit the Unity Blog to find out what other peeps are posting.  Have a great day! 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sneak Peek and a Sketch Challenge!

Good Morning!  Today I have some sneak peeks of a new set from InStyle Stamps.  I feel very honored that I was asked to stay on and design for InStyle.  InStyle is releasing two sets in March and I am showing you some samples from Tia and Cuddles He is Risen.  This is a wonderful set for Easter as well as Springtime in general.  InStyle also has some great challenges this month including a Sketch Challenge using the sketch below.  Here is how you play along: You have until Tuesday, April 5th by 11:59 pm PST to enter the sketch challenge. If you use one of our images for the sketch, you could win 2 digital images. If not, you are still a winner and will receive 1.
Here is the sketch to follow:

Here is my sample using the flower pot image from the set:

Here is another sneak peek from Tia and Cuddles He is Risen.  When I think of Easter, I think of Sunrise Services and that is what inspired this card. 
Thanks for stopping by today and checking out the new releases.  If you are still reading along then I am going to share some pictures of my new craft room.  I recently moved into a new apartment and I finally have my own craft room.  Of course it took awhile to figure out how I wanted everything but I think (for now) I've got it! 

Have a great day- we'll see you tomorrow for some Friday Fun!