Friday, July 31, 2009

ATS Preview: School Days

Happy Friday, everyone! Today I have a preview of the set School Days by C.C. Designs. I used some Provo Craft paper, gingham ribbon, black hemp twine and buttons to make this mini journal and bookmark. I colored the images with Copics.

Be sure to stop by the All That Scraps Blog to see more previews of the new sets! All the new releases will be available Monday, August 3 at 10:00 pm!

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Have a fantastic Friday!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Favorite Challenge: Clean and Simple

Happy Thursday! Joanne is your hostess for this week's My Favorite Challenge, which is to make a Clean and Simple (CAS) card. You can find the challenge details on the MFT Member Company Forum. I struggle with CAS cards, so this was a great challenge for me. This sweet, simple image is perfect for a CAS card, and I really like the clean design. Of course, this fantastic Cosmo Cricket paper definitely helps! :)

Tomorrow I'll have another pre-scheduled post, since I'm away at CHA! It's an All That Scraps preview of a CUTE new set! Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a great day! :)

Stamps: Feelin' Fruity? (MFT) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Real Red (SU!) Paper: Early Bird: Cherry Pie (Cosmo Cricket) Other: Copics, MFT Summer Ribbon Collection, MFT Cup o' Buttons, linen thread

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More Dirty Challenges

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Here's another card I made for Dare to Get Dirty '09. I combined three challenges: PickleTree's Born to Be Wild challenge, StamperSharon's Black, White & Red challenge, and cindy_haffner's Sketch challenge.

I stamped Flopsey on white cardstock and added just a little bit of color with Copics. I did some Cuttlebug embossing and machine stitching for some added texture.

Well, I'll be leaving shortly for CHA!!! YAY!! I have posts scheduled while I'm gone, so be sure to stop by! I'll see you all when I get back!

Have a great week! :)

Stamps: Flopsey's Flowers (MFT) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Cardstock: C.C. Designs White Cardstock, Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black (SU!), MFT Perfect Paper Panels Paper: Rockabilly dsp (SU!) Other: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots embossing folder, MFT Perfect Plaid Ribbon, MFT Cup o' Buttons, black hemp twine, sewing machine, dimensionals

Monday, July 27, 2009

Dare to Get Dirty!

Happy Monday! Did any of you play in the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over the weekend? Dare to Get Dirty is Splitcoaststampers' way of thanking their Fan Club members, with challenges hosted by the Dirty Dozen and DD Alumni. You can read all about it HERE. There were several challenges posted each day! I wish I could have done all of them, but I had to settle for choosing a few!

I made this card for Jen del Muro (genie1314)'s Tag Art challenge. I thought this adorable Ghost would be cute paired with the sentiment from Inspirational Words, both from American Art Stamp. The paper is Haunted by Cosmo Cricket. I did some distressing, machine stitching, ribbon pleating and sponging.

It's going to be a BUSY week for me! I'm leaving tomorrow for CHA in Orlando. I'm SO excited! I'm really looking forward to meeting and hanging out with all my My Favorite Things teammates and many more of my stamping heros! I have lots to do today to get ready, so I'd better get to it! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Supper: Italian Pot Roast

Hi there! Happy Sunday to you! Here's today's Sunday Supper recipe -- another quick and tasty pot roast! :)

Italian Pot Roast (from Gooseberry Patch Slow-Cooker Recipes)
2 to 3-lb. beef chuck roast
1 Tbs oil
2 14-1/2 oz cans Italian-style stewed tomatoes
4-oz can sliced mushrooms, drained

In a skillet over medium heat, brown roast in oil on both sides. Plase roast in a slow cooker, and pour tomatoes over top. Cover and cook on Low for 10 to 11 hours. About 15 minutes before serving, stir in mushrooms; cover and heat through. Serve with cooked egg noodles or mashed potatoes if desired. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

I'm still scrambling to get things ready before I leave for CHA, so I have lots to do today! :) Thank you so much for visiting today -- I'm always glad when you stop by!

Have a fantastic day -- don't forget to spend some time around the supper table!


Saturday, July 25, 2009

American Art Stamp Sale!

American Art Stamp is having a Web-a-Ganza sale !

Most of the wood mounted and cling stamps are 25-35% off!! Prices are deducted when you check out, so you don't have to worry about any special codes.

So, head over to American Art Stamp and take a look around, relax and shop !

Have a great day, everyone! :)


Friday, July 24, 2009

Just Keep Swimming!

TGIF!! Today at All That Scraps, our Friday Review is of the sets Underwater Adventure and Underwater Sentiments. I have to say that I really *love* all the summer/beach/ocean Sugarplums that Christine has created! :)

This is a simple design, but I gave it some fun elements! I had spied this burlap netting in a stash of things I got from our crafters garage sale. It's perfect with Mermaid Emma! I distressed the edges of the paper and cardstock, and I added some Dew Drops bubbles. I had a lot of fun with Emma's hair -- first I colored it with Copics (E31 and E33), then I colored over it with Spica pens (Sand and Chocolate). It's SO sparkly IRL! :)

Julie will be posting more Friday Review samples on the ATS Blog later today, so stop by to see what the other girls have created! Thank you so much for visiting me today! :)

Have a fantastic Friday!

Stamps: Underwater Adventure (C.C. Designs), Underwater Sentiments (AmyR Stamps) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Soft Sky (SU!) Cardstock: Summer Sun, Elegant Eggplant (SU!), C.C. Designs Copic Quality white cardstock Paper: Snorkel: School's Out (Cosmo Cricket) Other: Copics, Spica Pens, Dew Drops, Cutter Kit, burlap netting, sponge, dimensionals

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Inside and Out!

Happy Thursday! This week's My Favorite Challenge is to finish your card Inside and Out. You may have noticed that more designers are finishing the inside of their cards -- it's a great way to kick things up a notch! My niece's birthday is next week, so I pulled out my beloved Flopsey and got to work on her card!

I did some distressing and machine stitching, and I used the Candles border punch on the inside. It's perfect with the sentiment, don't you think? :)

I have many samples to work on for upcoming releases, so I need to get to work! I'll be leaving for CHA in just a few days, so I'm running out of time! I hope you have some stamping planned for your day, too! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Birthday Flopsey (MFT) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Cardstock: CC Designs white cardstock, Melon Mambo (SU!), MFT Perfect Paper Panels Paper: Lime Rickey 6x6 pad (BasicGrey) Other: Copics, Cuttlebug, Bloom Dots embossing folder, Prima Caboodles, SU! Organza ribbon, Candles punch (EK Success), sewing machine, dimensionals

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ATS Challenge: No Patterned Paper!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Another late post from me -- it's been another weird day! Our phone line and Internet went down last night, just before I was going to post this. The phone repairmen didn't get here until 2:30 this afternoon, and it was fixed in 5 minutes!!! Geez!!

Anyway, I'm here with this week's All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge. This one was a tough one for me -- no patterned paper!! Yikes! I made my own patterned background with the martini glass image from Gingersnaps Celebrate!. I turned the martini into a Cosmopolitan, and I used my yummy new SU! Melon Mambo cardstock and ribbon.

Play along with us! Use keyword ATSDTC57 when uploading. You can see some DT challenge samples on the ATS Blog.

I'll be back tomorrow with this week's My Favorite Challenge -- I hope you stop back! Thanks so much for visiting today!

Have a great day!

Stamps: Gingersnaps Celebrate! (C.C. Designs) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Melon Mambo (SU!) Cardstock: C.C. Designs Copic Quality white cardstock, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Summer Sun (SU!) Other: Copics, Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots folder, Fleur de lis punch (EK Success), Melon Mambo ribbon, button, linen thread, Prima Caboodles, sewing machine, dimensionals

Monday, July 20, 2009

It's Celebrate MFT Day!

Hello, everyone! It's the 2oth of the month, and that means it's Celebrate MFT Day! Beginning this month, We'll celebrate with a Customer Blog Hop! You can see all the details about it HERE. Joanne is leading off the hop, so be sure to stop by and check it out!

I wanted to create something fun for Celebrate MFT Day, and I had Feelin' Fruity? still out on my counter, so I made this little container. Actually, I've had this idea in my head ever since I laid eyes on this set, and I'm so glad I had a chance to make it happen! :) I filled the Perfect Packaging Jar with orange slices candy (one of my favorites!) and created an orange-themed gift treat!

Here's the front...

...and the lid.

I'm posting this kinda late -- it's been another busy day. Thanks for all the good wishes and prayers for my niece -- each day she's taking baby steps toward getting better, but she still has a long way to go.

There are a few more orange slices left in the bag -- I think I'm going to finish them off now! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by -- have a fantastic night!

Stamps: Feelin' Fruity (MFT) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Pumpkin Pie (SU!) Cardstock: Very Vanilla (SU!) Paper: Bloom & Grow (My Mind's Eye) Other: Copics, Circle Nestabilities, Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Scallop edge punch (SU!), May Arts ribbon, linen thread, Cup o' Buttons (MFT), sponge, dimensionals

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fruity Friends

Lookie! I stamped something! Thanks for being patient with me while I've been MIA. Let me fill you in... our 4-year-old niece Jenna has been in ICU since Tuesday. She was in septic shock because of a strep infection, and her little body has taken quite a hit. She is hooked up to a ventilator, dialysis, and MANY bags of medicine. She is now taking baby steps toward getting better, but she is still a very sick little girl. If you wouldn't mind sending up a few prayers for her, I'd really appreciate it!

Anyway, Jenna's hospitalization plus a few other family things have really zapped my mojo. Today I woke up and just needed to stamp something happy. And this set makes me happy! :) It's the just-released MFT set Feelin' Fruity?, illustrated by Stephanie Fizer.

Although Joanne and Jody were sweet enough to tell me to take the week off, I just couldn't stay away from the My Favorite Challenge this week. It's all about texture -- crumpling, tearing, ripping, distressing, embossing -- however you can get it! I crumpled the dp into a ball and smoothed it back out. Then I machine stitched it to the cardstock. I distressed all the edges of the cardstock and paper. I did some masking when stamping the fruit images, then I colored with Copics. I sponged the Perfect Plaid Ribbon, the image panel and the sentiment with Creamy Caramel ink. The card design reminded me of an old fashioned fruit stand (maybe it was the Fruit Stand paper by Flair Design that gave me the idea!), so I made the sentiment into a little sign.

Okay, so I think this happy card just might have jumped started things for me again! Thanks so much for stopping by today -- I really do appreciate it SO much!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Still here!

Hello, everyone! I apologize for the lack of posting the last couple days. My niece has been very sick in the hospital, and my thoughts (and mojo) have been elsewhere!

I'm hoping to get some stamping done this evening. Until then, I do have something fun to share with you! Over at All That Scraps, Christine has released her first stamp kit! It is full of adorable autumn images featuring her Sugarplums characters. It will be available for a limited time, so get it while you can! :) You can see some projects with the kit HERE on the ATS Blog.

Thanks for hanging in there with me -- I hope to have something to show you tomorrow!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Garden Journal and Seeds

ETA: I used to choose the Blog Candy winner -- congrats to #50, JenMarie!! JenMarie, email me or PM me through Splitcoaststampers so I can give you the code for your free mini set! :)

Hi there! You've made it to my stop on the My Favorite Things Release Blog Hop! If you've just come from my friend Carole's blog, welcome! If you haven't seen all the projects so far, go back to Kim's blog and start from there!

I used Spread a Harvest of Hope (illustrated by Annie LePoint) to create this garden journal and seed pack.

I covered a 5x5" art journal with paper and sanded the edges. The other panels on the front were distressed, and I added some machine stitching too. I colored the image with Copics and sponged around the edge of the image panel. The ribbon is from the Summer Collection Ribbon Nest, and the buttons are from the Cup o' Buttons Summer Collection.

I used my gift card holder template to make the seed packet. I used the same paper as on the journal, and I did some more machine stitching.

Inside the packet is a small cello bag filled with seeds. These are cilantro seeds, harvested from my own plants last year. It's a great way to "Spread a Harvest" to friends and family! :)

Well, you've made it through the MFT Blog Hop! I'm your last stop! Now it's time for the BLOG CANDY!! Just leave a comment here on this post for a chance to win! I'll randomly choose someone to receive a code for a free Mini Set ($9 value). Just think -- Bubble Bunny or Spread a Harvest of Hope could be yours free! Tomorrow (Wednesday, 7/15) at 9:00 pm Eastern I'll post the winner on the MFT Member Company Forum!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us! :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Harvest of Hope

Happy Monday! Today's MFTeaser is of a new set by Annie LaPoint called Spread a Harvest of Hope. Isn't it beautiful? I colored with Copics and sponged the edges of the image panel. I cut the handles "out of the box." I did add some Spica pen to the flowers, although it's not easy to see in the photo. I really like the "country garden" feel of this card -- I have more ideas for garden-themed projects with this set! :)

To celebrate My Favorite Things's 3rd birthday, we’ve decided to throw a Bubble Bin $3 Bash! This week only, through July 19th, all sets in the Bin are $3!!!! All the sets in the bin are retiring, so they're available while supplies last! There are 15 sets in the bin for only $3 each! That's an AMAZING deal! :)

Check out this week's Bubble Bun HERE.

I'll be back tomorrow night at 10 pm for the Release Blog Hop! I hope you'll stop by!

Have a great day! :)

Stamps: Spread a Harvest of Hope (MFT Presents) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Pretty in Pink (SU!) Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White (SU!), Perfect Paper Panels (MFT) Paper: Wild Raspberry (K & Company) Other: Copics, Spica Pens, Prima Caboodles, Perfecct Plaid Ribbon (MFT), Cup o' Buttons (MFT), linen thread, Fleur de Lis punch (EK Success), sewing machine, sponge, dimensionals

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bubble Bunny

Hello! Happy Sunday to you! My Favorite Things is releasing three new sets this Wednesday, and here's a peek at Bubble Bunny. Seriously, this just might be the cutest Flopsey ever! :) I just had to create a little bath set, complete with homemade lavender-scented bath salts!

I colored Flopsey with Copics, and I used Stardust Stickles and Dew Drops on the bubbles. I paper pieced the tub, and the buttons are from the Cup o' Buttons Spring Collection. I sponged the flowers with Perfect Plum ink.

One of the *many* things I love about this set is that it coordinates so well with Time for the Bubbly and Girls Day In. On the jar I used the wine glass from Time for the Bubbly -- what's a relaxing bubble bath without a glass of wine? ;)

I know it's Sunday, but instead of a Sunday Supper recipe I'll give you the recipe for the bath salts -- I hope that's okay! ;)

Lavender Bath Salts
1 cup Epsom Salts
1 cup Sea Salt
10 drops Lavender Fragrance
5 drops red coloring
5 drops blue coloring
Mix together well and pour into an airtight jar. Shake once a day for about a week. Enjoy!

That's all for today -- I'll have another MFTeaser for you tomorrow! Thank you so much for spending a little time with me today!

Have a wonderful day! :)

Stamps: Bubble Bunny, Time for the Bubbly (MFT) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Perfect Plum (SU!) Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Whisper White (SU!), MFT Perfect Paper Panels Paper: 29th Street Market (My Mind's Eye) Other: Copics; eyelet border punch, organza ribbon, linen thread Pretties Kit, stamping sponge, stampin' dimensionals (SU!); Prima flower; Dew Drops (Robin's Nest); Icicle Stickles (Ranger); sewing machine

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Christmas in July

Happy Saturday! I hope you have a good weekend planned. Chris is taking Kyle and Megan to my brother-in-law's farm today and overnight, so I'll be hanging with my two little girls at home! I think they already have some miniature golf on the agenda! :)

It's been hot and humid for a couple days, but that didn't stop me from playing the Ways to Use It Challenge -- Christmas in July. I had been itching to ink up these new stamps from American Art Stamp, and the challenge was perfect! :) I paired Paisley Bird with Ornaments with a sentiment from Greetings Words. I colored with Copics and sponged the edges of the image panel. I had a little fun with the ribbon and machine stitching, and I love the way it turned out!

Well, I'm going to see what my girls have planned for today! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a wonderful day! :)

Stamps: Paisley Bird with Ornaments, Greetings Word (American Art Stamp) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), So Saffron (SU!) Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, MFT Perfect Paper Panels Paper: Wassail 6x6 pad (BasicGrey) Other: Copics, BasicGrey button, linen thread, paper piercer, 1 1/4" striped grosgrain, sewing machine, sponge, dimensionals

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Monster Door Hanger!

Happy Friday, everyone! Another week has flown by! This week's My Favorite Challenge is child-themed -- use those My Favorite Things stamps to make something for a child. The challenge thread has some inspiration pieces to kick start your ideas!

The monster inspiration piece led me to the set Monsters Ink, and I used it to make this two-sided door hanger for a kids' room. The letters were made with Bling 'Bet. You'll know whether your little one is in or out of his room when you look at the sign! :)

I used two chipboard coasters, and I covered each with the dp. Then I glued them together before inserting the Jumbo Eyelets. I paper pieced the monsters. I found these little red jingle bells in my stash, and I added them to the monsters so there would be a little noise when the door opens!

That's it for today! Thank you so much for visiting! :)

Have a fantastic Friday!

Stamps: Monsters Ink, Bling 'Bet (MFT) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise (SU!) Paper: Lime Rickey 6x6 pad (BasicGrey) Other: chipboard coasters, Circle Nestabilities, grosgrain ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, jingle bells, linen thread

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Hi there! Happy Thursday to you! I have one last sample to show you from the recent Verve Stamps release. I used the new Hebrews 11:1 Plain Jane as the focal point of this card. The butterfly is from Floral Whimsy. I machine stitched around the yellow paper panel, and I sponged around the sentiment. The butterfly is cut out and popped up on a dimensional.

We're expecting more rain today -- UGH! It just hasn't felt like summer! Megan has a swim meet tonight, so I hope it isn't a wash out!

Thank you so much for visiting today! :)

Have a great day!

Stamps: Hebrews 11:1, Floral Whimsy (Verve Stamps) Ink: Basic Black, So Saffron (SU!) Cardstock: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Urban Prairie (BasicGrey) Other: Rectangle Nestabilities, organdy ribbon, Prima Caboodles, eyelet border punch, sewing machine, sponge, dimensionals

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

MFT Kits - Just Add Color!

My Favorite Things is pleased and proud to introduce something fresh, fun and completely distinctive - MFT Kits! Each month, a new Kit will be revealed, complete with an exclusive, unreleased stamp set, and the items you'll need to complete a very special project(s).

The set included with your MFT Kit is a brand new, unreleased set, and will not be available for a period of at least 3 months after the release of the MFT Kit containing the set.

By The Seashore Kit $25

Kit contents:
*On The Pier (mini stamp set)
*6 die-cut tall gable boxes in ocean blue
*15 yards of hemp in natural
*6 Perfect Paper Panels
*5 yards, 3/8” twill in natural
*100 aged copper brads
*Memento Dew Drop in Rich Cocoa
*Project sheet download

Purchase the MFT Kit between 7/8-7/14 and you will receive a discount code good for a free digi paper download (2.95 value) as well as a coupon for a future order.

You can see a fabulous project with this month's kit in Michele's Weekly Spotlight post. This set coordinates perfectly with By the Seashore, so you have a lot of design possibilities! :)

For even more inspiration, check out Kathy's How'd They Do That? tutorial on the MFT Member Company Forum at SCS!

Thanks for stopping by today -- have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

3x3 Note Card Set

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today's project is one I made for the June Verve Stamps release, but I hadn't shared it here yet! It's a 3x3 box and notecard set made with 1 Peter 5:7. I used the Leaves Plain Jane for the envelopes.

The tutorial for the 3x3 box can be found HERE at Splitcoaststampers.

I used Bloom and Grow patterned paper on the notecards and the box. It coordinates perfectly with Tangerine Tango cardstock.

I really love the way this set turned out! It is easy to make, and you could fill the box with any small gift!

Thanks for taking the time to visit today -- I really do appreciate it!

Have a fantastic day! :)

Stamps: 1 Peter 5:7, Leaves Plain Jane (Verve Stamps) Ink: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango (SU!) Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Bloom and Grow (My Mind's Eye) Other: Circle Nestabilities, scallop edge punch, Prima flowers, Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), adhesive pearls, orange two-tone ribbon (May Arts), sponge, dimensionals

Monday, July 6, 2009

ATS Release Tonight!

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! Our Fourth of July was rainy, cold, and generally miserable -- many of the fireworks displays were postponed until last night. Since there wasn't much to do around here Saturday evening, we took the girls to see Ice Age 3. SO cute! :) The sun finally came out late afternoon yesterday, so we did finally get to see some fireworks around our home last night! Also yesterday our son Kyle returned from his retreat in Wyoming. He had an amazing trip and couldn't wait to show us all his photos! :)

Tonight is the release of the new sets at All That Scraps. This preview is of two new sets: Underwater Adventure by C.C. Designs and Underwater Sentiments by AmyR Stamps. I just love this image of Mermaid Emma! I colored with Copics and Spica pens and sponged the edges of the image panel and sentiment. I cut out Emma and popped her up on dimensionals. I glued some real miniature shells onto the scene for a realistic touch! :)

Here's a closeup of the sparkle from the Spica pens...

You can see more samples of these two sets on the ATS Blog HERE and HERE. Join us on the ATS Forum tonight from 8-10 pm Eastern time before the sets are released! :)

I hope you enjoyed the ATS Previews -- these new sets are just so much fun to play with! :) Thank you so much for visiting today!

Have a fantastic day! :)

Stamps: Underwater Adventure (C.C. Designs), Underwater Sentiments (AmyR Stamps) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Cool Caribbean (SU!) Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Cool Caribbean, C.C. Designs white cardstock Other: Copics, Spica pens, Cuttlebug, D'vine Swirls embossing folder, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, Inkssentials white gel pen, dotted organdy ribbon, sea shells, sponge, dimensionals

Saturday, July 4, 2009

MFT Birthday Bash!

Happy Saturday, everyone -- and to my US friends, Happy Independence Day! We have plans to attend a parade this afternoon, but it looks like it might rain! Last night we celebrated early with Chris's family at our house, and the little ones (and some of the teenagers, too) had a great time with sparklers and pop-its! :)

Here's some fun news from My Favorite Things:

MFT turns 3 this weekend, so we are celebrating ALL month long!

This weekend ONLY (July 4th and 5th), we are offering a Buy 3, Get 2 FREE promo!
Purchase any 3 full priced stamp sets (Excludes July New Releases) and we will add:
1) One set from our Get Sentimental category (we will select the set for you) AND
2) A FREE set of YOUR choice! (Excludes July New Releases)

The July New Releases are excluded from this promotion. They don’t count as either your Buy 3 sets OR the 2 FREE sets. They are:
Catch Some Rays
Puttin’ on the Glitz
Puppy Chow
Purrfect Treat

But since we know the new stuff is on your wish list, we are EXTENDING the 10% discount offered on the One-Click Collection and Buy It All Bundles on these sets through Sunday, July 5th as well!

How great is that?!? Now is the time to stock up on those "wish list" items! :) I'm off to try to finish up the rest of my ATS samples for you -- I spent way too much time cleaning my house yesterday, and I didn't get to them! Be on the lookout for a sample tomorrow! :)

Thanks for visiting today -- have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

Happy Birthday, USA!!!!


Friday, July 3, 2009

Beautiful Butterflies

Happy Friday! For many of us in the US, the holiday weekend has already begun! :)

Today's All That Scraps preview is of AmyR's Butterfly set. The layout is this week's Mojo Monday Sketch. I stamped the butterflies onto the dp and heat embossed them with Black Detail EP. I cut them out and popped up the wings before adhering them to the white panel. I sponged around the image panel and the sentiment with Pumpkin Pie ink.

Stop by the ATS Blog to see more samples of this beautiful set! All of the new stamps will be available Monday, July 6 at 10:00 pm Eastern.

That's all for today! I still have more previews to show you, so I hope you'll be back! Thanks so much for the visit!

Have a fantastic Friday! :)

Stamps: AmyR Butterfly Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tskineko), Pumpkin Pie (SU!) Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Ambrosia 6x6 pad (BasicGrey) Other: Cuttlebug, D'vine Swirls embossing folder, Black Detail EP, heat tool, Eyelet Border Punch, black organdy ribbon, Sunflower Dew Drops, corner rounder, sponge, dimensionals

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Birthdays ROCK!

Happy Thursday, everyone! Joanne is the hostess for this week's My Favorite Challenge, and you just might need to be diggin' into your trash for this one! Just kidding! But, the challenge is to "Get Green" -- re-use or re-purpose some items from your home! Think of all those empty containers, ribbons you saved from Christmas packages... you get the idea. :)

I had a total *aha!* moment with this one. I was ready to use one of the many containers I have saved in a box for just such a purpose, when I spied a pack of CDs on the counter. I was lucky enough to find the acrylic divider still in the pack, and I was in business! I used The Poppies for this rock-themed card. I stamped the notes in black Stazon, and I sponged white Stazon around the edges. I applied Riding Hood Red ink directly from the pad to the edges of the sentiment.

That's it for today! I'll have another All That Scraps Preview for you tomorrow! Thank you for taking the time to visit -- I really do appreciate it!

Have a great day! :)

Stamps: The Poppies (MFT Presents) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Jet Black Stazon, white Stazon, Riding Hood Red Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Whisper White, MFT Perfect Paper Panels Paper: Rockabilly dsp Other: Copics, Dotted Wave border punch, Circle Nestabilites, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Kiwi Kiss button, black hemp twine, Cutter Kit, sewing machine, sponge, dimensionals

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

ATS Challenge and a Preview!

*If you are looking for the MFT Blog Hop, scroll down one post!*

Happy Wednesday, everyone! And Happy July! I can't believe how fast June flew by! Today's ATS Challenge (ATSDTC54) is to use patriotic colors on your project. Since today is Canada Day, and Saturday is Independence Day, it's a perfect challenge! I used the new C.C. Designs July Kiki digital image. There are two images -- one with long hair and one with short hair. Of course I chose the short-haired image! :) The sentiment is from Beach Sentiments by AmyR Stamps. I colored with Copics and added some fun stars all around. I picked up both the rhinestone and foam stars at Michaels. The paper is from Creative Imaginations. You can see all the ATS Weekly Challenges HERE -- play along with us! :)

This next card is a preview of the soon-to-be-released set called Chasing Butterflies. It is by a new stamp designer, Diem Pascarella. If the name sounds familiar it is because she designs the Beautiful Day Fairies for Paper Makeup Stamps. She will be illustrating animals for C.C. Designs. Welcome, Diem! Isn't this image so sweet?

I used one of the Blossom Nestabilities for my image panel. I sponged Pretty in Pink ink on the panel while the die was still in place, and that left the white frame around the edge. I colored with Copics, then I used Spica pens on the butterfly and cat's collar. The paper is Urban Prairie by BasicGrey. I just can't seem to stop using Caboodles on my cards -- I just love 'em! :)

Stop by the ATS Blog to see samples of Chasing Butterflies, and find out how you can win a set of your own! All the new ATS stamps will be released Monday, July 6! Wait 'til you see the rest of the sets -- lots of summery fun! :)

That's all for today! It's cool and rainy here today -- looks like a good day for stamping! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day!