Etsy Inspired #127--2.19.11

  Happy Saturday! I am soo excited! As this blog entry posts, I am on a plane to visit my hubby for a week in D.C. In the past month, I have only seen him for three days so I am stoked to have a week with him! This week's shop is Claylicious which offers functional and decorative pottery. From this shop one of this week's winner will receive this cute owl desk buddy

  Our sponsor this week is Your Next Stamp which sells digi stamps, stamping supplies, paper and embellishments. They'' be providing our second winner a $10 gift voucher to be used in their store!

  This week I was inspired by the cute, clean tree and design of  this little dish.

I used a kraft base and paper pieced these adorable trees with a stamp
set that my dear friend, and fellow EIC DT member, Savannah gave me. I LOVE this set.




So, now it's your turn to play along. Make sure to visit the design team's blogs to see their BEAUTIFUL projects  so that you  can get inspired to create a fabulous project of your own! Make sure to post your design to the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog by Friday, February 25th at noon!

and our guest designer for February, Ann


Materials
"Extraordinaire" Card
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI.
Patterned Paper: (For the Record paper pack) Echo Park Paper
Fibers: (Brown ribbon) (Crocher lace from Mabel; Stella & Rose) My Mind's Eye
Chalk Ink: (Chestnut Roan) Clearsnap.
Accents: (Tiny type letter stickers) Cosmo Cricket. (Green letter stickers) October Afternoon

Etsy Inspired #126--2.12.11

Happy Saturday everyone! This week's shop is Glow Girl which makes really snazzy and fabulous eco-friendly coupon bags, sandwich bags and carry all totes. Our shop will generously be giving one of this week's winner a mega or regular size coupon organizer.

Our sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique which designs beautiful digital images and several lines of red rubber images.  The Stamping Boutique is dedicated to providing customers with "quality products and original artwork. They will be providing our second winner with five digis!

My inspiration came from the damask pattern on this coupon bag from   Glow Girl


So, here's my card



So, now it's your turn to play along. Make sure to visit the design team's blogs to see their BEAUTIFUL projects  so that you  can get inspired to create a fabulous project of your own! Make sure to post your design to the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog by Friday, February 19th at noon!

and our guest designer for February, Ann


Materials
"Extraordinaire" Card
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI.
Patterned Paper: (Damask paper from Je t'Adore collection) Making Memories.
Fibers: (Red and pink seam binding) Prairie Bird Boutique. (Pink and white striped fabric) Making Memories. (Cream jute twine) May Arts. (Eyelet trim) Joann's Fabrics.
Chalk Ink: (Creamy Brown) Clearsnap.
Accents: (Kraft envelope, pearl stick pin) Maya Road. (White flower) Prima. (Eiffel Tower resin, sentiment rub on from Je t'Adore collection) Making Memories. (White pearls) Michael's. (Doily) Martha Stewart.

Best Creation-Travel Mini Projects

Hey there everyone! As a new member of the Best Creation Card Design team I will be sharing posts on friday here and at the  Best Creation blog . This week the DT made all sorts of AMAZING creations using the new line, Travel Forever and I decided to make a couple small projects.

First up is a mini album that showcases my trip to CHA Winter.
 This paper has a lot of versatility. For the front cover, I painted the edges for a rustic look
 Distressed papering and layering stickers adds life to memorabilia 
 such as this boarding pass.

 So many GREAT patterns even small bits of paper add a 'POP!'
Lot's of fun goodies frame a picture of the Gals from the Glue

Next up is a Valentine's Day frame that I made for my husband. He is currently working in D.C. so 
we don't see each other a lot, but I thought this would be the perfect
paper collection to fit in his room and remind him of me.



That's it for me! Hope you can get your hands on this collection! It's sooo much fun!

Best Creation Blog Hop

Hello Everyone! This is my first post as a member of Best Creation's Design Team. We are having our First Blog Hop of the new season today and our theme is "Creating Handmade Spring Flowers" On each blog you will find lots of incredible projects and ways to create and use spring flowers that you can make yourself!


In order to win our Grand Prize be sure and collect the kinds of flowers made on each blog and send the list to teresa@bestcreation.us. Also be sure and leave comments along your way on each of our D.T.'s. blogs and especially on the Best Creation blog at the end of the hop. Be sure and check out the  Best Creation Blog  for the list of prizes you are going to win. 


I decided to pull out some flower dies from Spellbinders to make a layered die flower from a variety on Best Creations paper, cardboard and some fabric.



To make this flower follow these easy steps below the picture:

Directions for the Layered Die Flower
1. Die cut two large flowers, one from patterned paper and one from coordinating fabric.
2. Die cut a smaller die from cardboard and paint the cardboard with some Glimmerz.
3. Die cut two more smaller flowers from patterned paper.
4. Ink edges of all die cut patterned paper flowers and crumple flowers. Unroll and shape as desired.
5. Layer the flowers as shown here, pierce a hole through the center, and push a brad through to secure all components.
6. Affix flower center.

That's it for me!! Please make sure that you leave a comment on each DT member's page to show some love, and a comment on the  Best Creation Blog You came from Katarina's blog and now you're headed to the next stop on this hop which is Karen

MATERIALS:
"I Adore You" Card:
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI.
Patterned Paper: Best Creation.
Fibers: (White eyelet trim, Green and white baker's twine) May Arts.
Accents: (Pink, yellow & green buttons) (Yellow, pink letter stickers) Best Creation. (Green letter Stickers) October Afternoon. (Flower center) Prima.
Paint: (Pink and green) Glimmerz.
Other: Fabric.

Paper Vineyard-February 7 2011

Hey there everyone!!  It's Paper Vineyard time!! Paper Vineyard is a scrapbook store located in Chandler, Arizona and the design team will feature cards, layouts and other paper-crafted projects showcasing fabulous products that you can find in their store!

This week we were asked to make a Valentine's Day project. I wanted to challenge myself to make a card that could be given to a man, so I used red, white and black colors scheme.

To make the blended background, I mixed white and black pigment ink
with a blending sponge.
The colors are simple and the design isn't too froo-froo so I
could give this card to a man (incidentally, I made it for my friend, who 
is giving it to her boyfriend)

You can visit Paper Vineyard's blog to see my designs along with the other amazing team member's fantastic creations. Remember, Paper Vineyard sells the fabulous product that you see here, so check them out!


Materials:
"Love" Valentine's Day Card
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI
Patterned Paper: (Bo Bunny)
Accents: (Sentiment, man and woman clear stickers) Glitz Designs. (Clear ribbon) Tim Holtz.
Fibers: (Red glitter ribbon) Creative Impressions. (Red rhinestones) (Black and white twine) May Arts.
Pigment Ink: (Tsukineko).
Other: Border edge punch (Fiskars).

Paper Therapy-February 7 2011

Hello all!!  Welcome to this week's challenge at  Paper Therapy.  Paper Therapy is an online forum for scrapbookers and card makers to share their work, meet new friends, learn new tips and techniques and have fun!! I hope you can join us every week in our challenges! 

  Here's how it works. Every monday a new challenge will be posted in the forum. You upload your design   and have the chance to win the weekly challenge. A fabulous prize and winner blinkie will be awarded the first challenge winner of every month, and then subsequent challenge winners will win an awesome blinkie to share with the whole world, showing them that you rocked the  Paper Therapy challenge.

  This week's challenge were to use the following colors in our project

"Mr & Mrs." Card

Now it's your turn! Make sure to post your card or layout to the message board by midnight on Saturday, February 12th at noon. I hope that you play along with us this week at  Paper Therapy 

Materials:
Metallic Cardstock: (Red, pink, lavendar) Bazzill Paper.
Cardstock; (White) PTI.
Specialty Paper: (Transparency sheet) Hambly Studios.
Dye Ink: (Sweet Plum) Tsukineko.
Clear Stamp: (Sentiment from 2010 Love Tags set) PTI
Accents: (White pearls) Michael's. (Flower center) Prima.
Fibers: (Pink tulle) Micheal's. (Pink Satin ribbon) Offray.
Other: (Scalloped border edge punch) Martha Stewart.


Papertrey Ink Ultimate Card Kit

Hey there!! I am soooo excited for this AMAZING contest from Papertrey Ink and for the chance to win a prize package of goodies from Papertrey Ink valued at $700!!! PTI asks that contestants choose their MOST favorite card that uses at least one Papertrey Ink product. Wow, where do I start? I decided to submit a card that showcases my shabby style and my stamping style which is using a stamp as an embellishment on my projects. Here's my FAVORITE:

The stamp from PTI that I stamped on the Inchies was a little motif from one of my favorite sets, 

Etsy Inspired #125--2.5.11


Hello Everyone! It's sooo good to be back crafting! Last week at CHA Winter I met so many wonderful new friends, saw such great new products and had an AMAZING time. I'm back this week with a new post for Etsy Inspired. Our shop this week is Daisy Petal Designs and I SERIOUSLY loved EVERYTHING in this shop!! They sell beautiful, feminine hair products and jewelry that are SUPER trendy!!  One of our lucky winner's will win a pair of vintage earrings!! And, if your are as much of a fan of this shop as I am, enter "INSPIRED10" at check out to receive 10% off! And, here are some goodies to drool over.




Here are two pieces that inspired me this week to make my first card.



My second inspiration piece from this shop also inspired me to make a card that I am also submitting to the Moxie Fab World Challenge: The Appearance of Cameos

Inspiration piece

And, here is my Cameo "Love" card

Close-up of the cameo detail.

Our sponsor this week is Shannon's Sentiments a great store for digital sentiments. They'll be awarding our second winner any stamp set of their choice!

So, now it's your turn to play along. Make sure to visit the design team's blogs to see their BEAUTIFUL projects  so that you  can get inspired to create a fabulous project of your own! Make sure to post your design to the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog by Friday, February 11th at noon!

and our guest designer for February, Ann



Materials
"Let's Get Glamorous" Card:
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI.
Patterned Paper: (Parisian Anthology from House of Three collection) Pink Paislee.
Fibers: (Gray ribbon) May Art's.
Dye Ink: (London Fog) Tsukineko.
Accents: (Gemstone brad, tickets, note, corrugated butterfly from Parisian Anthology) Pink Paislee.
(Turquoise mist) Tattered Angels. (Turquoise rhinestones) Colorbok. (Doily) Wilton

"Love" Card:
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI.
Patterned Paper: (Paper Girl collection) The Girl's Paperie.
Fibers: (Eyelet trim) Joann's.
Chalk Ink: (Creamy Brown) Clearsnap
Accents: (Silhouettes rub on's from Scarlett collection) Glitz Designs. (Frames, heart die cuts from Paper Girl collection) The Girl's Paperie. (White, green pearls) Michael's.



After CHA Winter Week-Day 4

Hey there everyone! Today is the fourth day of sharing my favorites from CHA Winter 2011 posts! All this week I am going to share one NEW thing with you each day that I found at CHA that I LOVED and hopefully it will be NEW to you TOO!! It may be a product, a trend or something creative. Stay tuned because I want to SHARE with all my lovely crafting ladies fun, affordable goodies that YOU WILL LOVE.

Today's find is from the classic and vintage Jenni Bowlin whom I happen to adore! She has the cutest little embellies and paper full of nostalgia for the good 'ol days.

 Rub on Silhouettes from the "Be Our Guest" collection!

 Paper from the "Be Our Guest" Collection
 Teeny little "Be Our Guest" paper packs and journaling cards.
 More yummy papers from the "Be Our Guest" Collection
 These little spools are TOOO cute!
 Rhinestone Embellishment Bows!
 I cannot even begin to describe how much I want these NOW!


After CHA Winter Week-Day 3

Hey there everyone! Today is the third day of sharing my favorites from CHA Winter 2011 posts! All this week I am going to share one NEW thing with you each day that I found at CHA that I LOVED and hopefully it will be NEW to you TOO!! It may be a product, a trend or something creative. Stay tuned because I want to SHARE with all my lovely crafting ladies fun, affordable goodies that YOU WILL LOVE.

Today's find is from the wonderful Maya Road creators of AMAZING chipboard, ribbons  of and yummy alterables!  I simply love all things Maya including my fabulous friends who designs for them, the lovely Jenny Chesnick make sure to check her stuff out it's  TERRIFIC!! Without further ado...here's some new goodies from them that are sure to be WAY popular with endless possibilities! 

Oh my my my!! These chipboard silhouettes are SOOO perfect!! 
OOh the possibilities!!
 Spools, spools and some more spools. You could add them to 
together to make a banner, touch up a shadow box with them, create a frame....so 
many ideas!
 ZIPPER RIBBON!!!!!!! Nuff said! FINALLY!!! I have been buying them at 
Joann's and pulling them apart, and now I don't have to do that anymore!
Look at all the pretty zipper ribbon colors!
YUMMY YUMMY Ribbon!
YUMMY layered Cameos. I can't wait to paint these and spray them!!!!
YAY
And, finally some Silhouette stamps!!

Stay tuned for some sneak peaks from Jenni Bowlin tomorrow

After CHA Winter Week-Day 2

Hey there everyone! Today is the second day of sharing my favorites from CHA Winter 2011 posts!  All this week I am going to share one NEW thing with you each day that I found atCHA that I LOVED and hopefully it will be NEW to you TOO!! It may be a product, a trend or something creative. Stay tuned because I want to SHARE with all my lovely crafting ladies fun, affordable goodies that YOU WILL LOVE.

   So, I'm going to share with you the most ADORABLE epoxy making device from Epiphany Crafts that I totally FELL IN LOVE with!! You can make your own custom epoxy shapes and acrylic buttons. Look at all the yumminess!

You can currently buy a button maker in two round sizes and they also have a flower shape and heart shape button maker.

This is the button machine

Here are the self-adhesive buttons for the Round 14 machine.

What was showcased at CHA Winter was their new product which includes Acrylic backs that are vintage, colorful and fun! 


Here's a barrette that I made at their booth

You just make a clear epoxy with your favorite patterned paper (The machine acts like a punch), set the adhesive clear circle in the machine on top of the punched circle it just made, press down with the special guard in place and VOILA! Then you can adhere the epoxy to their CUTE vintage backs!

The Vintage settings and Felt flowers will be available at retailers NEXT week!


 
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