Friday, February 27, 2015

Lawnscaping Inspiration February Blog Hop!

It's the last Friday of the month, so that means it's time for the Lawnscaping Challenge Facebook Inspiration Team's (FIT) Monthly Blog Hop! You've probably arrived from Marina's blog, but in case you're starting here, you'll find the full hop list at the bottom of my post!

This month's hop is being sponsored by The Ink RoadBe sure to visit The Ink Road and Lara's blog! We'll be picking a winner from all of the comments left on our hop to receive a gift certificate to The Ink Road!

This month, the FIT is inspired by reds, so I made this fun card featuring stamps from Lawn Fawn's "Love You A Latte" and made my own sentiment with the "Milo's ABC's" set. The papers are from Lawn Fawn's "Snow Day" petite paper pack. I embellished the card with some heart-shaped brads and some Peppermint Lawn Trimmings twine.

Here's our full blog hop order:
Suzanne - you're here!

Before you continue the hop at Yukari's blog, be sure to leave a comment for me so you can increase your chance of being the lucky winner of a gift certificate to The Ink Road!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're enjoying all of the inspiration in today's hop and are going to have some time to craft this weekend!

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hi, everybody! Since I had so much fun participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hops in September and December, I'm joining in the fun again with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that's kicking off today! So, grab a cup of your favorite coffee, tea, or cocoa, and get ready for some caffeinated inspiration!

I have to tell you that I am so ready for Spring to get here (I'm sure you are, too)! When I thought about what I would make for the hop, I made sure that bright colors were part of my card to remind me that warmer weather should be on the way soon! 

I made some patterned paper with Sweet Stamp Shop's Coffee Town set and colored it with Copics to match the paper. I combined stamps from the Coffee Town and the Guac Love sets to make a custom sentiment.

Many thanks to the crew at Coffee Loving Cardmakers for graciously organizing and hosting the hop and working so hard to get everything ready! You can find all of the details and the full list of blogs in today's hop at Coffee Loving Cardmakers, including the prize lists from all of the super sponsors and the flash sponsors, who are donating prizes to give away during and after the hop!

The hop starts today and runs until Friday, March 6th at 11:55 p.m. PacificMake sure you leave a comment before you hop to the next blog, because there are prizes for a few lucky participants who leave comments on ALL of the blogs! For the full details, and the full hop list, stop by Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Don't forget to leave a comment here before you hop to the next blog! Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Just Hangin Around with Tobie!

Hi, everybody! Today's new digi at Some Odd Girl Stamps is the last one based on the winning Digi Me contest entries. "Hanging Around Tobie" was an idea submitted by Krystal Edmond. Here's my take:

This digi was lots of fun to color, and I found that flipping the image while coloring helped to get the shadows in places where they made sense.  

You can check out the inspiration behind the digi and find out what our guest Krystal and the rest of the DT made with Hanging Around Tobie at the Some Odd Girl blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Krafty Friends Blog Hop

Hi, everybody! I'm so excited to be part of the first ever Krafty Friends Blog Hop featuring Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' Krafty Friends! The blog hop is filled with creations by customers (like me), design team members and friends of KKS and we're so excited to share some of our creations!

My card for the hop features "Tabitha," designed by Annie Rodrigue!

I love purple, but I don't use it a lot in my crafting. I challenged myself to color Tabitha in shades of purple, and matched my coloring to the paper pad I planned to use (Basic Grey's Aurora).

Feel free to start the hop from the beginning at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog, then hop around and check out all the fabulous designs! Be sure to leave a comment at each stop because there will be prizes and giveaways to some random commenters!

Not only can you comment to win, you can JOIN the blog hop by posting your own design! Just link up a new creation featuring a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp to the main blog post and you'll not only be a part of this fun hop, but you'll be entered to WIN more goodies!! 

You have until February 28th to comment on all of the participants' blogs (including mine) and to link up your design!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a great start! Happy hopping!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tomboy Tia's brand new in the Some Odd Girl store!

Hi, everybody! Happy Tuesday to you! My card for today features Tomboy Tia, the brand new digi stamp in the Some Odd Girl Stamps store!

I'm very happy with the look of this card! My idea for the design was to mix the girly elements with the tomboy ones, and I found some retired paper in my stash that worked perfectly!

Be sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog today for more inspiration with Tomboy Tia, and check out what our guest designer has created with her!

Have you seen the clean and simple cards that I posted yesterday on the Some Odd Girl blog? I made these and three others with the Frenchie Kody and Frenchie Gwen stamp sets, but there's no coloring involved! These are perfect for when you have a card to make but don't have time to color an image!

Here's a peek at two of the cards:

Click HERE to go directly to my post, and I'd love it if you said hi while you're there!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We had a couple of inches of snow last night, so I'm keeping warm and getting crafty! Hope you're staying warm if it's cold where you are!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #100: Birthday Celebration!

Hi, everybody! Is there snow on the ground where you are? We had about an inch or so here Saturday night, and the novelty has definitely worn off for me. I'm so ready for spring!

The only good thing about cold weather is that it's perfect stay indoors and craft weather! So, if it's cold where you are, I hope you'll join us for the new Lawnscaping challenge, because we're celebrating our 100th challenge!

I'm sure you've figured out that we have a birthday theme for this challenge, and here's my take! (I've included a list of supplies at the bottom of my post.)

This challenge is sponsored by ever-fabulous and super fantastic Lawn Fawn! We also have something special going on at the Lawnscaping blog to celebrate, so make sure you stop by to see what it is!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start! Make sure you link up your entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #100 at the Lawnscaping blog!


Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Love You Tons clear stamp set
Year Four clear stamp set
Hats Off To You clear stamp set
Let's Polka and Hello Sunshine petite paper packs

Other supplies:
Copic markers
Memento ink (color: Tuxedo Black)
smooth grey card stock
watermark ink
white embossing powder

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

It's a Some Odd Girl spa day with Mae!

Hi, everybody! Hope your week is off to a great start! I have one card to share with you today, and it features "Spa Day Mae", the newest digital stamp in the Some Odd Girl shop!

I chose the designer paper that I used for this card because I loved the colors. After I finished coloring the image to match the paper, I thought the paper looked a bit too "busy" to me, so I muted it with a panel of vellum. 

I heat embossed the sentiment (it's from Some Odd Girl's "Renew" clear stamp set) on the vellum to keep the number of layers down and to give a little bit of contrast to the soft look of the vellum.

For more inspiration with "Spa Day Mae," stop by the Some Odd Girl blog! You should also join us in the SOG Facebook group and show us what you've made with Some Odd Girl stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you are able to take some time for yourself and get creative!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Clean and Simple Valentine Cards

Hi, everybody! It's time for my monthly post at the Lawnscaping challenge blog, and today I'm sharing some "clean and simple" style Valentine cards that I made with Lawn Fawn stamps!

I hope you'll stop by the Lawnscaping challenge blog today for more info on my cards and to say hi!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

My Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Krop Challenge Cards

 Hi, everybody! I have six more cards to share with you today because I'm entering all of the challenges that Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps posted this weekend in their Facebook group to celebrate 2,000 followers!

Each challenge consists of a card sketch and an optional bonus element, and I'll also link these in the challenge albums set up in the Kraftin' Kimmie Facebook group. Several of the images I used are retired, but I am providing links for the stamps that are currently sold at Kraftin' Kimmie.

Challenge #1 - Use sketch & use distressing; I used "Sarah Shopper."

Challenge #2: Use sketch and add pink; I used "Takara" (retired image):

Challenge #3: Use the sketch and an animal. I used "Calliope" (retired image):

Challenge #4: Use the sketch and boys/masculine theme. I used "Prince Charming" (retired image):

Challenge #5: Sketch and decorate the inside of the card. I used "Coffee Crusader."

Challenge #6: Use the sketch and add bling (rhinestones). I used "Tara."

For the full details on each challenge, or to link up  your entries, visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Facebook group and select the Photos section for each challenge's photo album. The details for the challenge are on the first photo in each album.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you're having a wonderful (and crafty) week!


Bonjour, Frenchie Gwen!

Bonjour, mes amis! Today I'm sharing a card with the second new clear stamp set at Some Odd Girl, "Frenchie Gwen"! In addition to the main image, the set includes two handwritten calligraphy sentiments, a mini outline heart and an Eiffel Tower stamp.

I created a photo-inspired scene with the Eiffel Tower and Frenchie Gwen stamps:

The sentiment is stamped on vellum with watermark ink then heat embossed with black embossing powder. I also used a Hexie Dot and some Pink Bamboo Twine as accents.

I hope you've been enchanted by our new release, which is available now in the Some Odd Girl Store! For more inspiration with Frenchie Gwen, or Frenchie Kody, stop by the Some Odd Girl blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!