Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dream Scheme Thursday!!! *~*FREE THEME*~*

Good morning Blogging Beauties!!!  Today I am sharing a card that I made using some FABULOUS new stencils from Dreamweaver's!!  Some of you may recognize Rain (LJ905), well I teamed it up with Rain Words (LG738) and Umbrella (LG737).  This card seems fitting for the kind of morning we are having here in Western Montana…RAINY!!  I guess my hike up Mount Sentinel will have to be postponed!!  Sad smile

Here is my card….

Dreamweaver-Umbrella&RainWo

On the Umbrella Stencil, I used MercArt USA’s fabulous turquoise aluminum and embossed with a paper stump and stylus.  I then filled in the back side of the stencil with Embossed Metal Backing Paste, so the puffy umbrella wouldn’t cave in. 

The rain stencil was done with a Double Glitter Technique of turquoise glitter and Multi Crystal Ultra Fine Glitter.

Please take the time to visit the other member’s of the Dreamweaver Dream Team’s blogs today and see what fabulous creations they have been working on!!  You can find the links to all of their blogs on the right of this post!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Have a great day!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April's Viva La Verve Challenges....

Hey there....
I was super excited to receive my Verve April Release in the mail!!! What was even more exciting, was when I actually had time to use them and play along with the weekly Viva La Verve Challenges.

To make this a bit less painful for you all, I am going to fit all four creations into one post!!!!

Here is Week One's sketch and my creation...

I used the new Hope Blooms and Blooms and Grow sets.


I used Hope Blooms (again) and Love Deepens sets!!!


This card was made with Love Deepens and Bloom & Grow.


My son is enlisting in the Military on his 18th birthday in a few weeks, so I have looking for any way to show him how proud I am of him!!
I used American Hero on this card.

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Skipping Stones Designs Sketch 74 Challenge


Good morning!!! This sketch challenge is bitter sweet. We get a fabulous sketch from Laurie Schmidlin, but unfortunately, its her last this month. Thank you so much Laurie for providing such fabulous inspiration this month!! I hope you will join us again soon!!!

Here is my card this week, using Skipping Stones Design Cupcake Cutie, Frills, Sentiment Frames and Laurie's great sketch!!

My cupcake is heat embossed with Ruby Red embossing powder by Stampendous, and my "frosting" is colored with Copic (B00, B02, B05) and then Stickled.

Here is Laurie's sketch...


Link your creation us at Skipping Stones Design for your chance to win a FREE SSD set!!!
I got some fabulous color inspiration from one of our Guest's CR84FN Color Challenge this week!! Thanks Mona!!!


Please take a few moments and give all of the Stamp Tramps and the Guest's a visit on their blogs and see how they interpreted Laurie's Sketch...









and our guests...




I hope you have a fabulous day!! Thanks for stopping by!!!
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dreamweaver Stencils Sketch Challenge.....

A few weeks ago, hopefully you saw a beautiful card on Lynell Harlow's blog, Dream It Up, by Elaine Benedict. Elaine had used the new Damask stencil (LJ907) teamed up with this fabulous Thank You stencil (LG691). I was so inspired, I used the same stencils and designed it around Lee's sketch challenge this week!! I had so much fun. I used white and black glossy embossing paste and velvet paper to add to the elegance of this!!

Here is Lee's sketch....

Sketch 5, April 21st.

On the right hand side of this post, there is list of Dreamweaver Design Team members, please take the time to visit their blogs today and see how they answered Lee's sketch!!!

Have a great day!!!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thinking of You~Stampendous!!!

Good morning blog buddies!!
I don't know about the weather in your parts, but REALLY Montana, can't we get some Spring? The last few days, we have had intermittent snow and sunshine. It is the weirdest thing. I am really anxious to get out in the yard and clean it up ( I know these feelings won't last), which inspired me to make something with flowers on it!!

Stampendous! Poppy Bottles (SSC1092) fit the bill perfectly...


I was inspired by a fabulous CASE study challenge, which right before I wrote this, I realized had ended. Woops...
Here is what I used to make my card:
Card Stock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Pro Markers (Letraset), pearls (CTMH), ribbon (Stampin' Up), charm (stash), stitching (me)

Thanks for taking a quick peek!! I hope you have a super day!!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A new Sketch with Skipping Stones Design!!!!

Hey there sketch fans....We have a FUN one for you this week!!!! Skipping Stones Designs is lucky enough to have Laurie Schmidlin creating sketches for YOU this month!!! This week, she does not disappoint...Here is what I came up with.... I love this soft vellum and the sentiment from Heartsong was just perfect. The bottom of the card was made with AWESOME micro fine Glitter Ritz from Elizabeth Crafts and I used a Burnished Velvet technique. The awesome butterfly is made of wire and tulle.

Here is Laurie's sketch....


My color inspiration came from CR84FN this week....love these colors...

Color Your World With Us

Please check out what the other Stamp Tramps are up too today...









and our Guests...




Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a great time seeing all the fabulous Skipping Stones Design eye candy!!
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dream Scheme Thursday....A theme of our choice today!!

I had so much fun making my Dreamweaver Stencil card this week. I used a fun new metallic foil technique that myself and the other Design Team member learned at CHA in January.

First I dry embossed my Teacup Stencil (LG683). I applied pigment ink to the embossed area of the teacup. After inking well, I sprinkled Stuck On You bonding powder to my image and melted it with a heat tool. Once the powder was melted, I cut a piece of metallic foil to fit over the image. I placed the stenciled image and piece of foil in the middle of a folded piece of printer paper and ran it through a hot laminator. After coming out of the laminator, I peeled off the metallic foil and the beautiful foil was covering my stenciled image. I repeated the same process for the other teacup.

Once all of my foiling was complete, I paste embossed the Eyelet Border (LM175) and Blowing Leaf Border Stencil (LM282) onto the edges of the teacup with Pearlescent Paste.

I wrapped the beautiful Creative Impressions ribbon around my creation, stuck a beautiful Dreamweaver decorative pin, stamped my sentiment with a fabulous stamp set from Skipping Stones Design.

Thanks for taking a look today. You will see on the sidebar all of the other Dreamweaver Design Team members....See where there creative muse took them today....
Have a great day!!
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Stampendous! Make a Wish!!

I am in Stampendous heaven right now! Creating and creating a whole slew of goodies that I can show you all later this summer!!! Hold onto your britches!! There are some fabulous new products!!

Today I want to share a set called Dandelion Wishes...


I love how dramatic the stamps are embossed in white!!!
I hope you have a super day!! Thanks for stopping by!!!
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Skipping Stones Design Release Day Blog Hop!!! It's an "Uplifting" Experience

Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop to celebrate the release of Uplifting! If you've just happened upon my blog today, make sure to start from the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. You should have arrived here from Barb's blog.

Here is our Uplifting.....I ♥ this set and the cute font of all the sentiments!!!!



Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means we're showcasing another great creation from our Guest Sketch Artist this month, Laurie Schmidlin. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch and link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. A free stamp set is up for grabs to a lucky winner that joins our sketch challenge!


Here is my rendition...



Thanks so much for hopping along with us!!! Now rush off to your craft room and make something amazing with Laurie's sketch and get it linked up to Skipping Stones Designs!!! There is a fabulous prize awaiting you!!!!!
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Card That Is Actually Being Mailed Out....



Hi there....

My Mom. I love her. She is the most loving and generous person in the entire world. Anyone who knows her is LUCKY!!! In a few days it will be her birthday. I was wrapping her gifts this morning and realized that I hadn't made her a birthday card yet. As the saying goes, the shoemakers children don't have shoes.

There are some fabulous new challenges that hit my reader this morning, so I got to work and this card came together like peanut butter and chocolate!!!


The first challenge that caught my eye was CASE Study. Here you can see the amazing STUDY from Silke Ledlow.

These fabulous colors came together from The Play Date Cafe!! Gorgeous!!


Here are the supplies that I used on my card...

Card Stock: Stampin' Up & Bazzill
Stamps: Perfectly Clear Birthday Assortment, Jumbo Cling Happy Birthday, Perfectly Clear Garden Beauty (Stampendous)
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powders: PearLustre Azurite, PearLustre Alexanderite, Periwinkle (Stampendous)
Extras: Ribbon (craft supply), punch (MS), Flower (Reflections), Liquid Pearls (Ranger)

Thanks for taking a look today!! I hope you are as inspired by these challenges as I was!!
Have a super day!


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Dreamweaver Colorway Challenge ~*~Teal & Yellow~*~


Welcome to Dreamweaver Dream Scheme Thursday!!!
This week our FABULOUS Design Team sister Kristi has thrown us a Teal & Yellow challenge.

I have known about this challenge for quite a while and have been contemplating it!!! Finally it came to me....

Mix Dreamweaver Glossy Green and Glossy Blue pastes together.....TEAL!!! The picture really doesn't do the color of the tree justice.
This is a simple pasting technique. I mixed the two colors of paste and pasted. It was pretty darn easy!!

Please take the time to see how the other Design Team sister answered the challenge. There is a list to all of their links to the right of this post!!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Skipping Stones Design NEW Sketch Artist for Tuesday Sketch #71

Welcome to Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday!!!

I want to welcome Laurie Schmidlin, Mona Pendleton and Diana Fisher to Skipping Stones Designs for the month of April. Be sure to stop by their blogs and see their FABULOUS creations!!

Here is my creation...

I used Laurie's FABULOUS sketch...


and The Play Date Cafe's wonderful Color Challenge....


I used Garden Kisses from Skipping Stones Design!

Please check out what the other Design Team members did with Laurie's sketch...








and our Guests




Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoy the sketch and I look forward to seeing your creations linked to the Skipping Stones Design site and our Facebook page!!
Have a great day!
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Skipping Stones Design Featured Friday Stamps!!!


Hey all!!! Welcome to Skipping Stones Design Featured Friday set. Today I chose to feature Rustic Tiles. Which I can happily pass on that Skipping Stones Design is having an "overstock" sale on Rustic Tiles.

I chose to use this week's Skipping Stones Design sketch by Heidi Blankenship. You have until Tuesday to play along at Skipping Stones Design!

Here is my card....


Here is this fabulous set (psst...you can buy it right now on SALE)!!! As you can see, this set has six very versatile stamps that can be used probably in EVERY card you make.
Here is Heidi's fabulous sketch....which you still have time to play along with at Skipping Stones Design!!!
Here are the supplies that I used:
Cards Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Rustic Tiles, Healing Wings (Skipping Stones Design)
Ink: Platinum Brilliance Ink, Black Shimmer Brilliance Ink (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: Clear detail (Stampendous)
Border Punch: Iron Gate (MS Crafts)
Blooms: Felt Flowers (Creative Impressions)
Trinket Pins: Maya Road

Thank you so much for joining us today for the inaugural Skipping Stones Design Featured Set Friday! See you next week with a post by Tammie!!!
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