Sunday, March 27, 2016

CYCI#113 Color Challenge - Blue, Grey, Kraft

Hi everyone, happy Sunday, welcome to a new week over at CanYouCaseIt!  This week we have a great color challenge for you..something a little different, a little masculine possibly?  Navy, Grey and Kraft!

I hope you'll head on over to CanYouCaseIt and join in on our challenge this week!

Image by Sassy Cheryl's Digital Stamps Called "Polka Dot Bella"

Stitched rectangle: Lil'Inkers Designs
Pierced Round Frames: MFT
Thank You die cut: Avery Elle

Thanks for visiting, have a great week!!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Gina Marie Designs - New Dies in House, check them out!

Hey everyone, wanted to share the latest Gina Marie Dies with you, she's got them in shop now and you will be blown away by these prices!  

 Always free shipping with U.S. orders $50 and over + the best international rates she can offer.  Have fun shopping!

P.S. the bunnies come in 2 sizes..both .75 and 1.25 :)

Sunday, March 20, 2016

CYCI#112 - Sketch Challenge to Inspire!

Hello and welcome to a new week at CanYouCaseIt!  This week is our #112 challenge and it's an awesome sketch challenge!  So break out your crafty paper things and join us!

This week I'm featuring this really fun beach set by Lawn Fawn called, "Life is Good".  I started by distress inking my background using Antique Linen and Tea Dyed for the sand, Salty Ocean for the water and Tumbled Glass for the sky.  The stitched clouds are by Memory Box and the Cross Stitched Ovals are by Gina Marie Designs.

I hope you've enjoyed my project and will leave me a comment.  Please considering following my blog too!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring 2016 Coffee Loving Papercrafters Hop! Blog Candy Here! - Winner Announced!!!

So by virtue of Random Name Picker..the winner of the Gina Marie Designs dies is....Jean Bullock!!  Thanks to everyone who commented, please email me Jean and I will get your dies out to you right away!

Wow, it's that time of year again, the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Hosted by Amy Tsuruta, who puts her heart and soul into making these seasonal coffee hops amazing, so thank you Amy!  There are soooo many awesome sponsors in this hop and many chances to win some terrific prizes along the way.  So check it out, I'm linking it up for you right here!

So my first card for this hop, I decided to go with this super cute image by MFT, "Pure Innocence Steeped In Love".  I'm a huge fan of MFT and this image just stood out when I was trying to select which image to color. I then Copic colored all the little Gina Marie Designs flowers and created a cluster to frame the image.  I also added various sized clear sequins by Verve.  The super sweet doily die is also a Gina Marie Designs die, I'm such a fan, it framed my circle just perfect!  All patterned paper is Doodlebug and my large stitched rectangle is Lil'Inkers Designs.

Die that I cut flowers from, click on photo to visit Gina Marie's shop! The doily is new and will be coming out very soon, so there's your sneak peek Gina Marie Designs fans!

As for a little blog candy, please leave a comment right here on my blog and I'd love it if you'd follow my blog too! One lucky winner will receive this cute Easter Egg Die Set by Gina Marie Designs!  Egg dies only, bunnies not included.  

Thanks for stopping, happy hopping!  

Sunday, March 13, 2016

CYCI#111 Color Challenge - You Pick 3!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to CYCI#111 Color Challenge.  This week, we're asking you to pick 3 colors and run with it!  I went with my fav combination of turquoise and orange and threw in a little hot pink.  

I made this card using Cuppa Love by Papertrey Ink

Click Photo for Link

Thursday, March 10, 2016

SugarPea Designs 2nd Birthday Bash Celebration

Hello everyone!  I just recently discovered the joys of a company called SugarPea Designs.  I placed my first order from their last new release and received this set, Timber

My husband's birthday is coming up and I knew that I wanted to make him a special card with this set!  And, bonus!  SugarPea is celebrating their 2nd birthday and asking their fans to link up with a special project to help celebrate!  

As you can see, I did a little masking on the trees to create the little cluster behind my woodsman.  I copic colored the images and distressed the grass and sky with Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass.  My woodgrain background was created using the Stampin Up woodgrain stamp and then I tea dyed distressed the edges.  I added 1 tiny metal heart to finish it off..I didn't want to take away from my scene, so I kept it really clean.  

Oh!  I also wanted to mention...I used the "Happy Birthday" from a SSS stamp and then added the "Handsome" which was part of  a sentiment that came in his set, "Hello Handsome".  I love making my own sentiments this way, when I just don't have exactly what I need.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you'll leave me a comment, I love hearing from you!

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I've also entered this project in the NBUS challenge (as I've never used these stamps before!):

OSAT Blog Hop - Spring Has Sprung - March 2016

Hello OSAT Hoppers and Welcome to our Spring Has Sprung Hop!  You should have arrived here from the fabulous Tina Riddle's blog, if not, you may want  to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing!  

Down here in South Carolina, our daffodils have begun blooming and I'm seeing buds on our trees.  I'm excited for Spring and Easter!  

Which leads me to the products I've decided to show you this month.  I'm a big fan of this company, Sunny Studios Stamps.  I purchased my first set about 6 months ago and absolutely love the quality and designs.  I will link below so you can check them out!

For my card, I used a set called "A Good Egg".  I did a little masking to create this fun layered paint can effect behind the eggs.  The background paper is by Doodlebug.

 I found this gift bag at the dollar store and thought it matched my card so well, so I created a little gift tag to go on it.  I'll fill this bag full of goodies for someone very special to me :)  On the tag, I used "A Good Egg" again, and also added the sun from "Sunny Sentiments".  The tag shape is by MFT.

And lastly...another project that I've been working on!  For years I grew kitchen was FULL of trays of grass and we juiced it daily.  Well, life sometimes gets in the way and I stopped growing.  I'm so excited to announce that I'm back in the green.  Just look at how gorgeous this grass is, doesn't it make you want to run your fingers through it?!  Well, in just a few more days, this first tray is going in my morning smoothies. 

Click on stamp images to go to Sunny Studios Stamp Shop!


Thank you for your visit, I hope you'll leave a comment, I love hearing from you!

Other Challenges I've entered:

To advance to Wynne's blog,  see links below or just click the NEXT button!

  1. Pam -
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  3. Melissa Davies -
  4. Anna Smith -
  5. Tina Riddle - 
  6.  AJ Bodine -  <<<<You Are Here>>>>
  7. Wynne -
  8. Christine (Guest designer) -
  9. Megan Thompson -
  10. Justin Krieger -
  11. Dena Rekow -
  12. Andrea Tracy-Tucker -
  13.  Lori Mueller --
  14. Sara Levin -
  15. Kelly Acheson -
  16. Elizabeth Jeanne --
  17. Jeanna Bohanon - 
  18. Marisa Gunn -
  19. Renee Ondrajka -
  20. Martie -

I've also entered this project in the NBUS challenge, as these stamps were new to me!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Virginia Turtle "Too Glam" Part Deux

Well hello and happy Wednesday!  Half way through the week is something to celebrate :)  

Continuing on as a Guest DT for Virginia Turtle, I'm featuring for the second time, this awesome stamp set, "Too Glam".  I chose this sentiment in particular because now I can say, I've made a card with the name Kardashian on it!  I'm neither a hater nor a fan..I'm neutral!  But I do agree with the sentiment completely. :)

I'll link the set and shop below so you can go check it out for yourself.  I love the originality of these stamps, I think you will too!

I felt this sentiment in particular paired perfectly with this die by Gina Marie Designs, link below!

Thank you for visiting and thanks for your comments, I always appreciate hearing from you :)

This set is on Pre-Order and specially priced during this time.  
Click on Image to visit Virginia Turtle Shop!

Butterfly Gown Girl Die - Gina Marie Designs
Click on Photo to go to Shop

Sunday, March 6, 2016

CYCI#110 - Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone, welcome to this weeks CYCI Challenge.  This is #110 Sketch Challenge.  I used this really cute stamp set by Darcie's called "Milk & Cookies"!

Round xxx die is by Gina Marie Designs
Rectangle stitch and scallop is by Mama Elephant
Tiny Hearts are from SimonSaysStamp
Cardstock by PTI Jadeite and Lovely Lady

Click on Photo for Link to Shop

Click Image below to visit challenge page!

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll leave a comment and play the sketch challenge!  Have a great week!

I've also entered the following challenges with this card:

Hiding In My Craft Room - Spring Colors #241

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Virginia Turtle Guest Designing!

Well hello everyone, I hope you are having an awesome day. I've got some exciting news!  I'll be guest designing for Virginia Turtle for the next 3 months.  They've got some awesomely cute images and sentiments, you really need to check them out!  Links below!

This month we are featuring a new stamp set called "Too Glam". which is currently available on pre-order and is expected in shop on March 5th, 2016!  These sentiments are fun, hip and a little bit sassy!  I've enjoyed working with them and will have another project to show you next week using this same set, so stay tuned!

Click Picture to enter Shop

So as it turns out, this set is no longer available as a physical clear set.  However, will be available in digital form in the shop in the next week or so, yay!  So for all you digi lovers, this is awesome.  I just loved coloring these little cups with faces :)

Click Here to Visit Virginia Turtle Stamps Facebook Page!

The dies I've used on my project are by Gina Marie Designs (Doily, stitched rectangle and xxx stitched circle), and Mama Elephant (Femme Frames), the scalloped base.

Gina Marie Designs - Click to Enter Shop!

I've entered this project in the following challenges:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Add Texture