Thursday, October 31, 2013

Top Dog Dies - Frame

Hi everyone!  The weekend is almost here!  Do you have crafty plans for the weekend?  Perhaps a little inspiration is in order as we near the end of this week.  I am sharing two projects today using Top Dog Dies.


I used Top Dog Dies Frame Front Die to create both projects.

For the first card I let the fun die cut shape of this card do all the work!   I added a piece of designer paper, stamped sentiment and a chipboard butterfly for a quick but unique looking card.


For my second card I went with a horizontal look, a stamped sentiment and used these cute butterflies from the Purse Card Finishers die set.

Both of these cards are heading to MD Anderson, made for HYCCT challenges: Blingtastic and Words that Inspire. 

Thanks so much for looking!

Supplies:

Thinking of you:
Paper: Paper House - Impressions mini pad
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Marsh Silhouettes
Accessories: K&Co

Beauty Blooms
Paper:Recollections Habitat
Stamps: Flourishes - Old Tea Rose




Monday, October 28, 2013

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Midnight Choir


Happy Monday everyone!!  I hope you enjoyed a nice weekend!  I am so excited to share some fun news!  I have been asked to join the Prickley Pear Design Team!  How fun is that? 

 Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps product line includes red rubber stamps, clear stamps, plus dies, all manufactured in the USA!  I hope you will stop by and look around!


If you have followed my blog for a bit it will come as no surprise to you that my first blog post for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps is showcasing this fabulous feline trio!

Aren't these guys a hoot?!!

I think we need a closer look:

On the inside I stamped "Retread", I think he misses his pals! 

Stamps: Prickley Pear - GG0171 Midnight ChoirBB0064 Retread.

Thanks for looking and have a great week!




Saturday, October 26, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends 183 - Farm Scene

Happy Saturday everyone!  Brrrr!  We are definitely experiencing a chill in the air on this last weekend in Fall are you?  How about a little stamping to keep you warm?  

Our challenge at Speedy Fox & Friends this week is to create a "Farm Scene".  To find all the info on the challenge and to see some gorgeous inspiration please visit Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

I created my farm scene using the "Primitive Farm" set.

I hope you will show us your farm scene at  Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge this week!




Thursday, October 24, 2013

Top Dog Dies - Madison Doily

Hi!  Today I am going to share with you a couple of projects made with Top Dog Dies!


Top Dog Dies offers reward points on purchases made and right now through October 29th you can earn double the reward points on your purchases.  To see all the fabulous dies offered head on over to the online store at Top Dog Dies!


Top Dogs Dies Madison Doily Die TC012



Top Dogs Dies Madison Doily Die TC012


Both cards are going to be mailed off to MD Anderson Cancer Center at the end of the month.  They are entered into the HYCCT challenges at SCS.

TFL!

Rose Card
Acces: Top Dog Dies Madison Doily, MME The Sweetest Thing -Tangerine Chipboard
Paper: MME The Sweetest Thing -Tangerine 

Believe Card
Acces:  Top Dog Dies Madison Doily, Spare Parts Snowflake Brad
Paper: MFT Nightshift Blue
Stamp: Studio G

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Peep Through a Tiffany's Window








Hi!  I thought I would share a card that I created for HYCCT at SCS this weekend.  I combined Kittie's HYCCT challenge (make a serene scene) with the Inspiration challenge (IC411) at SCS creating a card that I am entering in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge (Christmas card).  Now that's some snazzy combining!  :)


 The photo inspiration from: IDesignMe.  

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The Door complete with a couple of presents from Tiffanys!

Challenge entered:
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
(Christmas)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Speedy Fox 182 - Zoo Scene

Happy Saturday to you!  I hope your day has gotten off to a splendid start!  We enjoyed a short week having the kids and hubby home on Monday.    I have continued to play HYCCT this week so today's Speedy card is no exception.  I sat down to work on this card Tuesday when Stacy's challenge came out to put some CRITTERS on the card.  A great combination since Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge is to create a ZOO scene!  Stop on by Mark's Finest Papers Blog to see all the great inspiration and get details on how you can play along!



The inside:


Supplies:
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Zoo Friends
Papers: Paper Studio Little Safari
Acces: Spellbinders - Classic Squares


Thursday, October 17, 2013

It's PINK month!


There are so many reasons to love October!!!  Cooler temperatures, beautiful fall colors, great camping weather, etc but October has become a favorite month for me for another reason as well.  In October Splitcoaststampers, hosts the annual "Hope You Can Cling To" challenges.  It's a great month of playing challenges, making new friends and sending off finished cards to "MD Anderson Cancer Center" to encourage others.  As an added bonus it's a great excuse to break out pink papers and embellishments!!!  (but not required)  :)

So far I have had the chance to play all the challenges except for two.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to get them all in this year!  I thought I would share just a few of my favorites today!








If you are curious about any of the stamps and dies I used on these cards all the details are listed in my gallery at Splitcoaststampers.  I am "ohmypaper!" at SCS.  

TFL!






                                           

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 181 - Fall Scene

Hi everyone!  I hope you are enjoying this FALL weekend!  As you are reading this I am probably headed back from our family FALL camping trip!  October is our favorite month to camp. The air is cool and crisp, the leaves softly floating to the ground! We have view to a fabulous fall scene each morning as we make breakfast and speaking of FALL SCENES  our challenge this week at Speedy Fox & Friends is to create a FALL SCENE.  (how did you like that smooth segue?)  Now on to my card!

 I created my scene using the mini stamp set Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC  "Pumpkins & Sunflowers".

       A close up:            

                                 The inside:                                          

To get all the info on how to play in the challenge and to see my teammates gorgeous FALL scenes please see Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps blog right HERE.

Thanks for looking, now go make SCENE!!!  


                                                                                     





Friday, October 11, 2013

October Blog Hop Day 4 - Fall Apples


Oct. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Oct 8
I Am Thankful
Featured Oct 9
Pandas 
Featured Oct 10 
Huge Blooms 
Featured Oct 11

Fall Apples

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on Oct. 12, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Oct. 11, 2013.





 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

Works of Art


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:

Wise Men
                                                      



Welcome to the last day of the hop!  I sure had fun this week and I hope you did too!  Today's featured set is a beauty called, "Fall Apples"

I kept it fairly simple because, yep, I played HYCCT again with this one!  The challenge was CAS with orange and or red.  I have a little bit of both in those apples!


The inside:


Thanks so much for stopping by this week and spending some of your time here!!

I hope you will hop on down the designer list to see all the gorgeous creations my teammates have come up with and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win today's release!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

October Blog Hop Day 3 - Huge Blooms


Oct. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Oct 8
I Am Thankful
Featured Oct 9
Pandas 
Featured Oct 10 
Huge Blooms 
Featured Oct 11

Fall Apples

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on Oct. 12, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Oct. 11, 2013.





 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

Works of Art


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:

Wise Men
                                                      



Welcome to day three of the hop!  Today's featured set is "Huge Blooms" and I have two cards to share using this fabulous flower.  For the first one I used the Large bloom.  I heat embossed the bloom with white EP then water colored with TH distress markers. 


For my second card I used the pink spritzed panel that has been sitting on my desk since DTGD and I stamped the bloom, then I colored it in with colored pencils and OMS, finishing it off with white gel pen highlights.

 I played along with the MIX36 Challenge at SCS (anything goes) where Dina Kowel shared a gorgeous card using white marker on her flower.  I am also playing along with HYCCT1303 Pink Pinterest Photos. I chose to use the PINK frames as my inspiration and framed my blossom with a Pink Spellbinders Fler De Lis Rectangle.

I hope you will hop on down the designer list to see all the gorgeous creations my teammates have come up with and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win today's release!



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October Blog Hop Day 2 - Pandas


Oct. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Oct 8
I Am Thankful
Featured Oct 9
Pandas 
Featured Oct 10 
Huge Blooms 
Featured Oct 11

Fall Apples

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on Oct. 12, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Oct. 11, 2013.





 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

Works of Art


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:

Wise Men
                                                      



Welcome to day two of the hop!  Today's featured set is "Pandas".

I combined today's card with the Lydia's HYCCT challenge at SCS to pop up an object through a  shaped opening in the front of the card.


On the back I have used another stamp from "Works of Art".


For this card I was inspired by Sabrina's very touching HYCC1308 challenge  "It's a cover up".  


When the door is opened.........


For the inside:


Thanks for looking today!

I hope you will hop on down the designer list to see all the gorgeous creations my teammates have come up with and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win today's release!

Here's the Design Team:
Patty
Lois
Jane C
 Pam
Pat G
Thrfity Stamper
Marilynn
Kathy
Angela
Cathy C
Toni
Sue W
Janine
An'Jenic
Kate Z
Shirley Q
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Panda Popped Up
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Pandas, Works of Art
Acces: Darice EF - Bamboo, 
Ink: TH Distress Ink - Peeled Paint

Three Pandas:
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Pandas,
Acces: Poppystamps Grand Madison Door



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October Blog Hop Day 1 - I am Thankful


Oct. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Oct 8
I Am Thankful

Featured Oct 9
Pandas
 
Featured Oct 10 
Huge Blooms
 
Featured Oct 11

Fall Apples

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on Oct. 12, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Oct. 11, 2013.






 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

Works of Art


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:

Wise Men
                                                      



Welcome to day 1 of the hop!  Today's featured set is "I am Thankful" and it includes this bold and beautiful turkey!  



The inside:


If you stopped by my blog yesterday, you might have read that I was going to share the FEATURED set all week.  For today's peek at "Works of Art" I used this stamp on the back and I will sign my name and date it.


There are so many gorgeous sentiments in this set that I decided to just use a sentiment for my next card.  I chose this gorgeous piece of DP that begs not to be covered up and added the sentiment on a Spellbinders Labels Four die cut.  This card is entered into the HYCCT1301C challenge at SCS to make a one or two layer card - FLAT is FABULOUS!


I hope you will hop on down the designer list to see all the gorgeous creations my teammates have come up with and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win today's release!

Here's the Design Team:
Patty
Lois
Jane C
 Pam
Pat G
Thrfity Stamper
Marilynn
Kathy
Angela
Cathy C
Toni
Sue W
Janine
An'Jenic
Kate Z
Shirley Q
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.


Turkey:
Stamp: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - I am Thankful
Paper: K&co Hopscotch, Misc CS
Acces: Die-namics- Squiggle Border

Friendship:
Stamp: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - I am Thankful
Paper: MME So Sophie - Graceful, Blu Raspberry
Acces: Spellbinders Labels Four 


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