Friday, March 19, 2010

Hoppin' Easter Party

There's a hoppin' Easter Party happening over on the Clear and Simple Stamps blog. Check it out here.

Check out the Bunny Hop

The Sweet Sketch Wednesday DT are running a fun 'bunny hop' this weekend, and DigiStamp Boutique is the sponsor. Lots of prizes to be won if you take there is 10% off all images on their website during the hop!

Check out the DigiStamp Boutique blog for all the details.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fifi from DigiStamp Boutique

Ok, I hope you liked the K&Company Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse papers from yesterday because I have another card for you today using that paper. Despite our yard full of snow I am thinking about spring and this paper just makes me smile so I used it again today. I paired it up with one of the March releases from DigiStamp Boutique  Fifi Princess. She's available by herself or in a set of 3 Fifi images. You can find more samples of her from my fellow design team members and also on the DigiStamp Blog.

I'll be spending the weekend with a fabulous group of girlfriends on the shores of Lake Superior! We have rented a 3 bedroom cottage and are leaving the husbands and the kids at home. I'm sure I won't do too well on the whole eating healthy thing this weekend but the amount of laughter during the weekend should prove to be a good ab workout. :)  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for stopping. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

All Things Unity Challenge

There's a new challenge blog in town (All Things Unity) and I thought it would be fun to play along. Plus I need to ink up my Feb kit before my March kits arrives. {giggle} You can get all the details on the challenge here but just briefly the challenge is to make a sunshiney card so here's what I came up with . . .

I thought the K&Company Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse paper pack would be perfect for this challenge. It seems very sunshiney to me.

Basically the same  layout except for the image panel. This time I used an oval Nestabilities and stamped the adorable bird image. I added some pink gems to the flower centers on the image panel and the green floral designer paper strips.

I used the bird image again for this card but stamped it on some October Afternoon paper and then paper pieced the image with more October Afternoon papers (Cherry Hill collection). I used my Nestabilities Labels 4 set for the sentiment on this one.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a wonderful week! Happy Stamping.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring Hoppy Card

Today I have another spring card to share with you using the Spring Hoppy image from the Offer of the Month over at DigiStamp Boutique. I just love this little bunny and chick. I paired them up with some My Mind's Eye Home papers and some fun yellow gingham ribbon. I also pulled out my white gel pen to add some dots to the scalloped border of SU Almost Amethyst.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a wonderful week! Happy Stamping!

Monday, March 8, 2010

More CSS Stamp of the Month Samples

How about more samples with the Stamp of the Month set from Clear and Simple Stamps BEST BUNNIES. I went with a very simple layout for this card. I think I'll use it to create some card sets to have on hand for gifts.

This next card uses a variety of Bittersweet papers from BasicGrey. I went with the solid "chocolate" bunny for this card. Maybe I'll give this card to my Daughter for Easter. It might be a little too "girly" for my Husband. {wink}
Don't forget that you can get a $1 off this set by entering: CSS0310.Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your week is off to a great start. Happy Stamping!

What's Cooking

How about a card using some of the fun new My Mind's Eye papers that are available. I also used my Tim Holtz Ornate die to create the fun little edges below the green polka dot strip. Tim worked with Sizzix and created a whole new line of dies. This one is from the On the Edge collection.

Hope you're having a wonderful day! Thanks so much for stopping. Happy Stamping!

  • Stamps - Unity (apron), Snap Stamps (What's) CSS Gourment Darling (cooking?)
  • Paper - My Mind's Eye Home Blue mat stack, White
  • Ink - Archival Jet Black
  • Misc - Tim Holtz On the Edge Ornate border die, Nestabilities, Ribbons, Button, Punch

Friday, March 5, 2010

Offer of the Month from DigiStamp Boutique

Today I have a couple of cards using the Spring Coco image from DigiStamp Boutique. This cute little bear image is available individually or as part of the Offer of the Month. I printed him out in a couple of different sizes which is one of the things I love about digital stamps!

For the first card I kept is very simple. I printed the image pretty large and colored it with Copics then used a couple of papers from the DCWV Songbird collection to create my layout. I like the simplicity of the layout with the fun glittery background paper.
The second card uses a smaller version of the same image also colored with Copics. For this card I pulled out some LilyKate paper from BasicGrey. I also added some ribbons and a strip of pearls from Kaiser Craft.
I hope you're having a wonderful week. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

CSS Stamp of the Month

I can't believe I forgot to come back and post my sample with the Stamp of the Month from Clear and Simple Stamps and my monthly template project. This month each design team member was asked to select any of the current templates available for our project so I went with the apple basket template. I deleted the (19) 3/8 x 3 in strips for the basket side and added (2) 12 x 1 1/4 inch strips for the handle. My paper was single sided so I used two strips glued back to back for the handle but if you use double sided paper you could cut just one strip. I think the Best Bunnies set is quickly becoming my favorite set. I just love the bunnies and chicks and fun little sayings in the set.

 Don't forget that you can get a $1 off this set by entering: CSS0310. There is also a FREE bonus template available this month too. It's the Spring Wagon template. Sue Berker designed the template and has a really cute sample on her blog here. Sarah Martina also created a great version of the Spring Wagon that you can see here.

Here's another view of my altered apple basket and card.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day! Happy Stamping.

  • Stamps - CSS Best Bunnies
  • Ink - Distress Ink Vintage Photo, SU Close to Cocoa
  • Paper - Kraft, White, BasicGrey LilyKate
  • Misc - Scallop border punch, Nestabilities
  • Template - Apple Basket

Monday, March 1, 2010

CSS Stamp of the Month

Hard to believe it's already March. I'm hoping that means spring is on the way! The first of the month brings a new Stamp of the Month set from Clear and Simple Stamps and this month's set is too cute! It also coordinates with the Easter Basket stamp set, for a bit of two-step stamping.

Best Bunnies
$1 off Discount Code for Your Blog: CSS0310

Copic Trio Bundle: Warm Gray {W1, W3, W5}

There is a BONUS Template available this month.
BONUS Template: Spring Wagon

I will be back with samples.

Offer of the Month from DigiStamp Boutique

The new offer of the month from DigiStamp Boutique is Spring Coco and Friends. It contains 5 adorable images. I made some cards this weekend with the images but never got a chance to photograph them so I will be back tomorrow with some card samples. In the meantime you can see several wonderful samples here.