Friday, December 18, 2015

Gina Marie Designs Stitched Squares and Leaf Dies

Hi everyone, showing off a few more of Gina Marie's gorgeous dies today and combining them with this stamp by Stampin Up from the set Happy Scenes.

I used 3 of the dies from the Stitched Square Set.  There are 8 different sized squares in this set, for only $10, what a great deal!!  I made my frame by running two of the dies together held in place by washi tape, through my Big Shot.  Then I cut one extra, larger square using the orange patterned paper and used that as a base.  I liked a little extra matting, so I added brown and trimmed along a fine edge.  I love layers, don't you?!

Then I cut a few of the Oak Leaves Dies out, are you kidding me, these cut so perfectly and have those gorgeous embossed lines in them!  I'm in love, a must have set of two different sizes, for only $5!

I copic colored my little happy scene with copics, it took me just a couple of minutes.  Then I sponged on some Weathered Wood distress ink and put a little stickle glitter on the punkins!  I tied off a little bunch of oak leaves with gold cording and put it all together.  

I thank you for stopping by today..head on over to Gina Marie's shop for some amazing deals on these gorgeous dies and much more!

Challenges I've entered:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Die Crazy

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gina Marie Designs Tree and Stitched Hexagon Dies *GIVEAWAY Closed, Winner Announced*

Winner!!!  I'm so sorry everyone, we're traveling for the holidays, so maybe this giveaway being on Christmas wasn't the best idea I've had.  Better late than never though and "Random Name Picker" has selected for me!  Congratulations Vonnie G on winning the Gina Marie Designs Pine Tree Die! 

 Thank you to everyone for playing, I'll be hosting new giveaways in the new year!

I love your card! It is beautiful! Great job and thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas!!!

Hi everyone, I'm back today with another card featuring Gina Marie Designs dies!  

This is a really simple layout that went together easily but came out looking so nice.  I made the window frame using 2 hexagon dies together and rolled them through my Big Shot.  Then I sponged some distress inks to make the night sky on the inside panel.  I highlighted the trees with a little white ink to make them look moonlit.  Added some stars with my white Uni-ball pen.  Sentiment by Tim Holtz on birch paper and a few doo dads and that's it!

So I have an extra Gina Marie Designs Pine Tree die that I would love to giveaway to one lucky follower today!  To be entered, all you have to do is leave a comment and be a follower of my blog!  That's it!

Here's a link to Gina's shop if you care to browse through her great selection of stamps, dies and other great stuff!

Winner will be chosen a week from today, so that means Dec 24th and will be notified right here on this blog post!

Challenges I've entered:
Mod Squad Challenge - Anything But Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Die Crazy

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Gina Marie Stitched Heart/Rectangle with MFT You Have My Heart

Hi everyone, happy Tuesday!  Today I'm featuring this sweet little lovey card on my blog.  

This image by MFT, You Have My Heart is so sweet!  We just got a new puppy named Scout, so I understand this sentiment perfectly!

I am sooooo darned excited that Gina Marie Designs has come out with this gorgeous stitched heart set.  It is a true heart shape, so lovely and wow, the deals on this die set!!!  Go check out these stitched dies now using  links!  Gina Marie Designs Stitched Hearts!  Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles!

In fact, it's been a while since I've shown off Scout, she's the quizzical looking pup with the giant radar dish ears on the left!  She's our loving pound puppy that's given our old gal Dahlila a new lease on life!  They play, sleep and eat all day together.  They both have my heart!

Challenges I've entered:

Friday, December 11, 2015

Coffee Loving Papercrafters Blog Hop - Winter 2015 - Blog Candy Dies!!!

So if you're following the hop, you've already visited my page once.  So, I won't delay in showing you my second card!

I used Winter Cuppa by Little Darlings, this scene is just adorable!  I ordered this a few weeks ago from Vanessa over at Butterfly Reflections Ink (a super sponsor of our hop!)  Here's a link that will take you right to the stamp and of course, Vanessa's online shop!  Butterfly Reflections Ink. - Click here to shop!!!

I copic colored this sweet image, although not my best coloring..after 4 hours of sleep the night before and a long day, coloring this evening with crossed eyes wasn't easy, lol!  But, it turned out ok and I'm happy!

I used two of Gina Marie Designs dies to frame the image Pierced Fancy Nesting Label Die and her Stitched Rectangle Die  mounted on my fav color cardstock by MFT, Lush Lagoon!!

Gina Marie Designs is giving all Coffee Hoppers 10% off in her store for the first 3 days of this hop, Friday-Sunday!!!  Use Code "COFFEE" when checking out!!! And always FREE SHIP over $50.  Click here to shop!!

I am giving away a fun little prize, when you leave a comment on this post, you're entered!..I have a small die prize package by Gina Marie Designs, although not coffee related, they are wonderful little dies, that would be perfect on your holiday cards.  Please comment below to win this awesome prize!!

I'm also hosting a giveaway here if you can to sign up for my blog and comment, I will be hosting giveaways for Gina's dies on a fairly regular basis!

Fancy Snowflake Blog Candy Post

Thanks for stopping!!!

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Winter 2015 - !!! Blog Candy !!!

Wow, I can't believe it's that time of year again!  I'm so excited to be participating in yet another Coffee Lovers Bloghop!  Thank you to Amy Tsuruta for all her hard work, hosting this awesome hop for all of us coffee loving papercrafters to enjoy!  There are tons of sponsors in this hop, great chances to win prizes!

So about my card! A quilt and coffee, doesn't this just say COZY?!?!  

I used this awesome American Crafts Hot Cocoa paper and steaming mug stamp by C.C. Designs. Coffee Die by Verve and sequins by Pretty Pink Posh!

 For my background, I used my favorite new die, Stitched Quilt Panel Die #1 by Gina Marie Designs!  This die cuts so perfectly, wow, it's such a pleasure to use!  This is a early peek at this die, it is currently being offered as a pre-order and will ship out right away once in stock.  (approx 2 weeks).

As a special gift to all the participants of this hop, Gina Marie Designs is offering a 10% off coupon code 12/11/15-12/13/15, (Friday- Sunday).  Make sure you enter the code "COFFEE" to receive your discount when you stock up on her great AND affordable line of dies, stamps and more!  Wholesale Crafting Supplies - Gina Marie Designs - Click Here to Shop!!!

***due to the already discounted pricing, Gina Marie Designs rarely offers coupon codes, but we coffee lovers are special :)

I will be hosting regular giveaways of Gina Marie Designs Dies.  All you need to do, is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on the contest page.  I'm currently hosting a giveaway for her Fancy Snowflake die, click here if interested!!!  

Thanks for stopping, leave me a comment below to win my blog candy..I'm giving away the steaming mug stamp that I used on this card.  I've used it a few times..I love it, but I'm going to re-gift it to someone else.  I'll also include some of my most coveted Canvas Corp coffee paper in the prize package!!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

OSAT Blog Hop - Thank You

Hello everyone, welcome to the OSAT Blog Hop - Thank You themed.  You should have arrived here from the very talented Martie's blog, if not, use the list below to go back so you don't miss a thing!

Today, I'm going to show you how you can use 1 set of stamps and 1 die to make 2 very opposite Thank You cards.  I just love this Mama Elephant "Christmas Scene" set, Mama Elephant Christmas Scene.  So often, we put away our christmas stamps once the holidays are over.  However, look closer!  I was able to take the little houses and trees and make this gorgeous summer card!


As for this amazing background die!  Gina at Gina Marie Designs has given me permission to give you an early peek at this BRAND NEW stitched quilt die that will be in her shop in just a few weeks.  I can assure you that it cuts so smoothly. like butter, you will love it!  Gina is taking pre-orders now, here's the link to check out the amazing price and order!

So...I've taken those same stamps and die, and made this really cute winter Thank You card.  Notice, rather than coloring the houses and trees as I did on my other card, I stamped them off on the same paper I used on the quilt and handcut them out.  I think it's a nice and different look!


Thank you so much for stopping on my blog while taking the hop, I appreciate your visit and your comments so much!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Fancy Snowflake - Gina Marie Designs

Howdy everyone, today I'm featuring a gorgeous Gina Marie Designs Fancy Snowflake Die, Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle AND Gina Marie Stamps - Christmas 2 Set.  I just love the cut and emboss detail on this snowflake and the rectangle has such a lovely wide stitch, it really stands out.  

And the really exciting part is, you can enter to  win this gorgeous Fancy Snowflake Die!!  Please be a follower of my blog and leave a comment below, that's all you have to do!  One entry per person, I will be using Random to select a winner next Wednesday, Dec 16th at 6:00 p.m. EST and will announce the winner right here.  Due to postal fees, US entries only please.

I'm linking the shop here on my blog,  Gina's prices are just so affordable for these lovely dies and stamps, so stop by and visit her shop soon!

You get 10 rectangles in this 1 set!!!

Thank you for stopping by, don't forget to enter to win!!

Other Challenges I've entered:

Monday, December 7, 2015

CYCI #98 Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone, happy Monday.  I'm in a hurry today, never enough hours in the day and my son has a Dr. appt.  

I wanted to get my entry for Can You Case It's Sketch Challenge this week up, I hope you'll check them out and play along!  I've got news..I've been asked to be a part of their DT beginning in 2016!  So this was just a way to play along a little bit early, before the holidays!

For my card I used a GinaK Warm Cocoa card base, the tag is MFT and the oh so incredibly awesome dies are by Impression Obsession.  This deer was something I picked up at an IO trunk show this fall and I cannot tell you how much I love him!! #ImpressionObsession

Click on the picture or link to play along!!

Other challenges I've entered:

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Have a great day :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Falling Snow by Gina Marie Designs - Big News!!!

Hello again.  It's Monday and gloomy and kinda chilly for South Carolina.  However, I've been spending lots of time in my craft room today, which always makes me happy!

Before I chat about the card, I wanted to share some wonderful news with you!  Gina Marie Designs has asked me to do some design work for them, using their wonderful dies.  I am so thrilled about this for these reasons.  1. I love their dies, so many great designs and so many more on the way.  I've been told there will be 40 new designs coming out very soon!!!  2.  I love to enable all my friends, the prices on these dies are so super affordable, that makes me happy to promote a company that sells great dies at great prices!

So you've probably noticed this amazing Falling Snow it is, just click on the pic and it will take you right to the shop!  This is what I used as my background layer and I just love the look of it!

Click Here to shop Gina Marie and many other brands!!!

The bunny on the hill is part of a new die set to come out you actually got a little sneak peek!

The image that I fussy cut out and mounted on the card is by MFT, called Warmest Wishes.  I just love her, she's so sweet!  All cardsotck is my MFT as well.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll leave a comment for me so I know you were here!

I've also entered the following challenges with my project:

Saturday, November 28, 2015

***Enabler Alert for Small Business Saturday - Stitched Dies to die for!!!*** Use code SHOPSMALL *Free Shipping over $50!

Hello everyone, happy Small Business Saturday, I hope you've had a wonderful weekend with friends and family celebrating Thanksgiving.  I know I certainly did!  Today, all my company is gone and I have time to sit down and scour the internet for sales!

It's no secret I'm in love with Gina Marie Designs dies, I tell all my friends about them, I'm such an enabler!  What I really love about them is that they cut so perfectly and they are affordable!!  

Today Gina Marie Designs is having a Small Business Saturday sale and is offering 10% off storewide!  Now I usually talk about her amazing dies, but check out the great prices she has on stamps, embossing folders and stickers too!

For example, this set of stitched dies is normally $10, but for today only, they are $9. I've linked up the photos, so just click on them to go shopping!!!

These are just SOME of the dies in her store.  There are sooooo many more, plus amazing prices on stamps, embossing folders and stickers too!!!  Shop here!!! Use Code "SHOPSMALL"

Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday Cheer!

Hello, it's been a while since I crafted just for fun.  I've been in a few swaps and so all my crafting time has been devoted to that, which of course is lots of fun too.  I made this card yesterday and rushed to photograph it.  I see it's a bit blurry, ooops!  I have a house full of company arriving this week, so I guess I'm not feeling very focused either, my entire house needs a good cleaning, help!

I have been wanting to play around with this awesome snowflake cover-up die by Lil'Inkers for some time.  You'll need to pay around with the right shim, I used a thick piece of paper in addition to the regular layers and that seemed to work great in my Big Shot.  This die takes patience, as there are zillions of tiny pieces to poke out.  But well worth it if you ask me!  


I used MFT bubblegum cardstock and SU Strawberry Slush ink to stamp that most amazing woodgrain background.  That SU woodgrain stamp is by far my fav!  I fussy cut a house from this set and copic colored it and added some glittery snow!  Lastly, I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins, which is sort of hard to see in this picture.  In person they are lovely and add just the right amount of sparkle!

If you are in the U.S, have a lovely Thanksgiving, enjoying time with friends and family.  Thanks for stopping in today, I hope you enjoyed my project!

Challenges I've entered!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

OSAT Blog Hop - Holidays

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  You should have arrived here from the very talented Diane Squires page, if not, please use the links below to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

This month I'm featuring one of my favorite Unity Stamp Co.'s images called, "Lil' Nick".  Omgosh, he is just precious.  I used the no-line method while Copic coloring, this was my first attempt.  I really love the look!  The stitched circle that I stamped this image on is from a company called, Gina Marie Designs, here's the link to the stitched circles Wholesale Crafting Supplies - Gina Marie Designs  The reason I'm talking about these dies is, number one, they cut fantastic!  So many crafters love stitched dies and there are many great brands out there that I use and love.  But these in particular cut so smoothly and are very affordable.  Check them out if you are in the market for stitched dies of any shape, Gina's got a store full of good stuff!

Up next is my second project...a carry over from last month's rosette pumpkin...I'm still going rosette crazy over here, so ta-dah!  It's a tree!  Ok, I'm not recommending that you do this like I did.  I would suggest you read some instructions first.  It will save you a bunch of headaches.  Even my dog has glitter stuck in her fur, I'm closing the door to my studio now and will work on cleanup another day.  So visit Pinterest and choose the method you like best, you will thank me later when your rosette tree looks pretty, is not lopsided AND, no hot glue mishaps.  All said, this came out pretty good and I'll display it proudly this Christmas. :)

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