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Friday, April 29, 2011
Happy Friday Everyone!! We are back from our trip to Virginia and had a great time visiting with family!!  I hope everyone had a great Easter.  I know we did.  Now it is time to get back in the groove of things doing some house work, home schooling the girls, and crafting.  So much to do!!!....

Today I have a super fun image to share with you!!!  I love the new rubber stamp Kenny K images available at Whimsy so I just had to use my fave image ever from this line....Madison Attitude!!  This is going to be a card for a teenage girl for her birthday...The papers behind her are from Bo Bunny (Gabrielle Collection).  I also used the postcard stamp available at Whimsy designed by my dt sister Ann from Raindrop Echo Designs as well as the Everyday mini postage stamps and Party mini letter Seals.


card recipe:
stamps: Kenny K Madioson Attitude available only at Whimsy, Everyday Mini postage, Party Mini Letter Seals, and Postcard.
Paper: Bitter Chocolate, soft sky, Bo Bunny Gabrielle Collection
Accessories: flowers, lace, copics

Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope you enjoyed my creation!  Have a great day!!

hugs,


Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Happy Hump Day Everyone!!  I hope you are doing well!!  Today we should be arriving home from our trip to Virginia....

Today I would like to share two creations with you for two different challenges.

My first creation is for the Whiff of Joy Challenge.  This week's challenge is a sketch designed by the sweet and talented Jane!!!


Here is my take on the sketch using the beautiful Pregnant Willow!! Wish I looked that good when I was pregnant.  My dear hubby often joked around about how huge I got...My first was 10 pounds...Right before I had the baby, Scott took a picture of me with a stuffed cow.  At that point I felt like one...I was two weeks late and growing huger by the minute it seemed.

Anywho...here is the beautiful Willow....




The designer paper is from Prima Sparkling Spring.  The swing is a digi I purchased from Crafty Secrets.  I just  love swings and this one is beautiful! My images are colored in with copics.  The sentiment is computer generated.

For more inspiration for the Whiff Of Joy Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Anne Chelsea,  Gio, Jane, KathrinKylie, Louise, Manuela.  Michele To join our challenge, please link your creation here.


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My second creation is for the Your Next Stamp challenge hosted by my dear friend Crystal!!!  Crystal has challenged us to CHARM IT!


Here is my take on the challenge:


For my creation I used Rainy Day Fhiona.  She was so fun to color up and paper piece.  The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye.  The ribbon is SU Baja Breeze.  The flower charm is from Stamp and Create.  The cloud is cut out with a Spellbinders Label die.


For more inspiration for the YNS "Charm It" challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
 
Karen, Crystal , Kerri ,   Beth, Maureen, Jenny, Dana, Diana

  and Wendy 


Sadly, this is my last post as a YNS designer.  I just love Your Next Stamp, Karen, and the designers but feel I need to step down to have more time to deal with some personal issues.  I have so enjoyed this team and their talent!! I will miss you all!!  Thanks for the opportunity to work with your awesome stamps Karen.  I look forward to seeing all you girls in blogland!! 


Have a great day!! Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!!

Blessings,
 



Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Saturday All!! I hope you all are having a great weekend!! 

Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at ODBD.



This weeks challenge: A sketch.
Please note this challenge will last two weeks!
 


Each month we will be featuring a card from one of ODBD design or challenge team and creating a sketch that case's their card design.  This month's featured designer is the talented and sweet, Grace Nywening, our dt coordinator at ODBD.  The card we are featuring is this gorgeous creation:




To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, May 5 . One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by May 5 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC58. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.


Here is my take on the sketch:

 
 
For my card I used the ODBD sets:  Mother's Day and Bird and Butterfly Labels.  The birds and butterflies labels coordinates with the Labels 18 die from Spellbinders.  I used the Spellbinders Grand Caliber to cut it out.  The designer paper is a gorgeous collection of papers from Kaiser Craft Lilac Avenue Paper I purchased from Susana Custom Arts and Card Designs.
The bow is tied with the bow easy using May Arts Purple Silk ribbon.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Lori- guest designer

To join the challenge, please link your creation here.

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!!  Your comments are deeply appreciated!!  I hope you have a blessed Easter.  This will be my last post until Wednesday since my family and I are spending quality time with our Sister and Brother in law and their family.  May God bless you all this Easter!!

hugs,
 
 
Friday, April 22, 2011
Happy Friday!  By the time this post goes live, I will be visiting with family and celebrating the Easter holiday.  I have been looking forward to spending some quality time with my sister and brother in law and the family for some time since we live so far apart and we don't see each other as much as we would like.  I hope you all have some fun plans as well!!

Before going on to the rest of my post, I wanted to say a sad farewell to the Wags n Whiskers dt.  I have been a part of this dt for over a year and a half but now it is time to say good bye as a dt member.  Life has become so busy and I have some personal things going on right now so I had to step down from a few teams.  I will definitely stalk the teams blogs and use the fun and adorable stamps whenever possible but not necessarily on a scheduled basis. I will miss you girls!!

And now for my Stamp and Create Creations......

Lacey, at Stamp and Create, is holding a special sale this weekend and next week for the holiday: 10% off whole order using discount code "easter"

Since it is almost Easter, I just had to use this darling Easter image from Wags n Whiskers one more time.  Isn't it so sweet.



I used the adorable Easter Blessings stamp set from Wags N Whiskers which I colored with copics.  I also you used White May Arts Ribbon which she tied into a bow with the bow easy and the Spellbinders Lacey Circles available at Stamp and Create!!  The designer paper is Basic Grey's Hello Luscious.

While I have shown this card before, I also wanted to share that Stamp and Create has now added the newest release of Whimsy stamps to the store, including: the new Madison Attitude stamp from the Kenny K (Whimsy) Rubber Stamp Collection, the Raindrop Echo Party Mini Letter seals, and the Whimsy Shapeology Banner Pennants Die now available in the store.

For more inspiration using Stamp and Create's stamps and products, please visit my dt sisters:
 Joy, Lacey, Heidi, Vicky and  Jeanette.

Have a great weekend!!

blessings,

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Wow will winter ever end and will it ever be spring...Not here in NY I think.... It's so nice to have some adorable and pretty images for Spring to use!  Hope you can join us for the challenge at Sunday's with Crissy  this month!  Crissy has so many fun images that are available as digis or rubber at Whimsy stamps


My first creation uses the darling Newborn Joon  and the Meadow background available at Whimsy Stamps and illustrated by Crissy.  Isn't he just darling?  The designer paper is from Websters Pages and SU (retired stash).  The bow is tied with the bow easy using White wrinkled ribbon from May Arts.  The image is colored with copics.  The card is framed in brown but the picture makes it look brown.


He was so fun to color and so adorable, that I just had to create a gift set with him.  I used the treat tube tutorial here at Splitcoast.

I had to vary the tutorial quite a bit for the ends though since I did not have the SU Fancy flower touch.  Heads up:  You can trace around your constructed pentagon shape for the pentagon top and use a circle (nesties) to create petals around it.




The complete giftset:





Now it's your turn to show us your Spring/Baby cards at the Sundays with Crissy challenge! There will be five free digi's given to one lucky challenge participant who will be chosen by Random.org at the end of the month! You may now use images from any company and still be included in the draw for the blog candy prize! Those who use one of Crissy's images, either from her rubber or digital collections will be entered twice in the draw. But please respect the rule of no more than three entries per month. Otherwise your entries could be deleted.

Click HERE to go enter your project!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you have a great day!! Thanks for your comments!! 

blessings,

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I hope you are enjoying some nice spring weather.  Unfortunately the weather does not want to cooperate here.  It has been quite chilly and rainy.  To get in the spring mode, I have been creating with some fun spring images.

My first card uses the darling Newborn Joon  and the Meadow background available at Whimsy Stamps and illustrated by the Uber talented Crissy Armstrong.

 The designer paper is from Websters Pages and SU.  The bow is tied with the bow easy using White wrinkled ribbon from May Arts.  The image is colored with copics.  The card is framed in brown but the picture makes it look brown.  Tomorrow I will post a matching piece to this card to make it a giftset.
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Next... I created a card with the darling new release from Your Next Stamp called  Song Bird.  One of my favorite things to do is watch the birds, especially blue birds.  Here is my creation:


I used paper from my Prima Madeline dp.  The image is colored with copics.  I also added spanish moss to the nest for texture.  The bird on the front is cut out with the Petite Ovals Spellbinders and my Spellbinders Grand Caliber.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The inside sentiment is cut out with the Spellbinders Labels 21.  In addition to my stitching, I added some hand drawn doodled faux stitching.

For more examples of the YNS New Release, please visit my dt sisters:

Also!......


Do you want to enter to win!....enter your name in the linky on the YNS blog for your chance to win a YNS new release prize pack

Karen is offering 10% until April 22 at midnight. The online code is YNSAPRIL10.

Prize – enter your name in the linky on the YNS blog for your chance to win a YNS new release prize pack

Karen has started something new over at the YNS Store. She has decided to have weekly specials. Every Sunday Karen will post a new stamp or stamp set in the weekly special section. This stamp or stamp set will be offered at a special price PLUS she will remove the shipping charges on this stamp or stamp set. This offer will be available all week or while quantities last and all the details are available on the YNS website. The special this week is the Good Morning Fhiona set (aka – Bad Hair Day Fhiona)

We are not sure if you’ve noticed but Karen's recently started offering different sampler packs of paper, buttons, brads as well as a variety packs of gems. People have expressed that they want more variety for less money so she found sampler packs to be the best way to give people what they want.

challenges I am entering my creations in:
Little Claires: Animals
Creative Craft Challenge: Embossing
2 Sisters: Bingo (Punches, Embossing, Ribbon)
Top Tip Tuesday: anything goes
Fresh Brewed: Flowers
Card Cupids: Pastels (deer card)
Nettie G: Favorites
Craft Your Passion - You've been spotted (deer card)
Cupcake Craft - Lots of Layers
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Ooh La La Creations -  Aqua, Bling and a Sentiment (deer card)
Creative Cowgirls -Spring Time & Rainy Days
Let's Ink It Up - no digis allowed -  Stitching 
Paper Sundaes - Texture 
Daring Cardmakers - Spring or Easter. 
Delicious Doodles - All stitched up. 
Digi's With Attitude! - Challenge #22: Spring has sprung.
Mami Doodles -  Challenge#24: Krazy for Kraft 
Aud Sentiments Challenge -  Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a great day!!




Monday, April 18, 2011
 Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend.  My weekend was fun and busy since I had plans to visit with my parents who were here for the weekend and Scott's parents.  Soon it will be Easter and we have plans to visit Scott's brother and Sister in law.  I have a lot to do before we leave...

Anywho...Today is a new Stamp and Create Product Spotlight.  This week's Product spotlight is Wags n Whiskers Digital images which are also on sale for 25% off. 


I used the adorable Some Bunny Loves you from Wags n Whiskers digi to create these fun Candy wrappers for Easter. I also used white May Arts Silk Ribbon available in the store.  The candy wrapper uses the fun Easy Candy Wrapper template designed by the talented Leigh Ann Baird.  These templates are available along with several other fun templates at the Perfect Presentations store.



The images are colored with copics.  The backgrounds behind the images are dry embossed.  The "Peter" bunny has been embossed with the Spots embossing folder from Provocraft and the dp is from My Mind's Tickled Pink.  "Ruby" is embossed with the swiss dots folder and the dp is from Prima Sparkling Spring. 

For more inspiration for this week's product spotlight, please visit my dt sisters:
 Joy, Lacey, Heidi, Vicky and  Jeanette.

 Challenges I am entering by Candy wrappers in:
Little Claires: Animals
Creative Craft Challenge: Embossing

2 Sisters: Bingo (Punches, Embossing, Ribbon)

Top Tip Tuesday: Spring Has Sprung

Card Cupids: Pastels

The Crafty Pad: Easter

Creative Inspirations: Easter

Dream Valley: Easter

I Did It Creations: Easter

Scrappy Frogs: Easter

Sparkles Forum: Easter

Bee Crafty: Easter

Bugaboo: Easter

Craft Your Days Away: Easter

Easy Craft Projects: Easter

Floweret: Easter

Stampin' For the Weekend: Easter

C.R.A.F.T.: Easter

Digital Delights: Easter

Little Red Wagon: Easter

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: Easter

The Sisterhood of Crafters: Easter

Nettie G: Favorites



Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!!

~Chris
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Happy Sunday Everyone!! Since I have my parents here this weekend, this will be a short post...

Today is another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge!!

Today's challenge hostess is the sweet and talented Peggy Sue!!

Peggysue chose the verse:
Matthew 16:23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan!"

 Peggysue chose the challenge:
Use versamark or same color ink on the same color of paper (e.g., purple ink on purple paper) for a tone on tone background somewhere on your card.

Here is my take on the challenge:



 For my card I used tone on tone for my bird corners around the sentiment and also on the background of the designer paper using the bird corners stamp from ODBD.


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Eternity, Bird and Butterfly Corners
Paper: Prima Anna Lee
Accessories:  Prima Mandarin roses,  Spellbinders Grand Caliber, ,Martha Stewart Shell border punch, Blue silk ribbon from May Arts, Bow Easy, Wild orchid mini rose stems,  Parisian Accents, K and Co Butterfly sticker

 For more inspiration for the Stampin in Christ Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi (on leave), Meisje, Kristine, Sabrina, Marilynn and  Rebecca.


For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.



Card Makin' Mamas -- embellish it,  Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes, Totally Papercrafts - Challenge #62: Springtime,  AiFactory - Challenge #076: include an animal (bird and butterfly), Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Challenge #12: Anything goes,  Sassy Studio Designs - Spring theme, Amber's Crafts and Stuff -use your favorite things (lace, , silk ribbon, flowers), Crafts and Me - #30 Ribbon, The Paper Variety - flowers, Truly Scrumptious - #55 vintage, A Spoonful Of Sugar - All Creatures Great & Small, Anita Be Stampin' - Anything Goes, Clear It Out! - 2nd week of flowers, Flourishes - Flowers, flowers everywhere, Paper Take Weekly - Dimension somewhere On Your Card (butterflly is popped up)Stamping Vacation - M - Any creature associated with a coccoon.Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything goes.
Do You Stack Up? -  Challenge #15: Scallops.Creative Card Crew - Spring

One piece of exciting news:
Lisa, our dear SSIC sister and owner of a brand new on line store, The Crafts Meow, just announced that the talented Nina Brackett will be designing stamps for The Crafts Meow, and that Alice Wertz and Sarah Martina Parker will be joining TCM as kit designers.

Lisa has created a Facebook Page! For every 100 fans by April 30th, she will be giving away a set of the four new stamp sets that were designed by Nina and will be released on May 1st! So click on over to facebook and become a fan! Thanks Lisa for your generosity!
Thanks for stopping by!!  I appreciate all your comments!! Have a great day!!

Blessings,



Saturday, April 16, 2011
 Happy Saturday Everyone!! It seems like a long time since my last post although it has only been two days.  Life has been very busy at our house with a lot going on and a lot to think about....


Anywho.....Today it is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge~~


This weeks challenge: Make a card or project without any coloring. You may sponge a background or use colored ink to stamp an image but NO Coloring!!



To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, April 21. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.
While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by April 21 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC57. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
 Card Recipe:
from Our Daily Bread Designs 
Paper: Prima- Botanicals, Old Olive and Baja Breeze
Accessories: SU Basket Weave embossing folder, jute, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, ZVA Creative blue roses, Labels 18 dies,  Spellbinders Grand Caliber, Fancy Tags 3 Spellbinders, Parisian Accents


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Lori- guest designer

To join the challenge, please link your creation here.


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!!  Your comments are deeply appreciated!!

hugs,
Chris

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
If you are here for the Whimsy Blog hop or are looking to see if you won the Whimsy Weekly Wednesday Give Away, you are in the right place.

Edited to include:
Today...I am coming here to announce the 3 winners of the Weekly Wednesday Give Away from Whimsy (24 hour give away)!!  Thanks to the 69 who linked to the post!!!  The winners will receive 2 sample sets of images from Denise including sentiments from Everyday Mini Postage and the Party Mini Seals.These stamps are not the actual sets but the samples and will include all the sentiment included it the actual sets.

and the winners are:
Here are your random numbers:
42- Grace N 
64-  Shirley N.
41- Tammy N
Timestamp: 2011-04-14 17:28:22 UTC


  Ladies, lease email me your snail mail address so we can get these out to you.

For those who entered and did not win, I hope to see you for the next give away on the 2nd Wednesday of the month!! 

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And now on to the hop!!!!!



Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps April new rubber release BLOG HOP!

We have 13 fabulous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new wonderful dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Jacque Beddingfield, Mindy Baxter and Minna Paajanen.

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 5 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more inspiration!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:

3 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Big Comfy Cake ~ Come Fly With Me ~ Cupcake Bliss

3 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Curious Little Fairy ~ Fairy Toadstools ~ Little Fairy Friend

4 stamps from Kenny K
Biker Babe ~ Cheers Dude ~ Madison Attitude ~ Soho

3 stamps/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Everyday Mini Postage Stamps ~ Party Mini Letter Seals ~ Postcard Background

2 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Mini Postage Die ~ Double Scallop Tag Die

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Crissy Armstrong's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Annika’s blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday April 13th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday April 20th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. We also have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*

For my blog hop creation I used ...... 


the Kenny K Madison Attitude, Whimsy Banner and Pennants Shapeology die, and the Party Mini Letter Seals. This image is so fun to color. I just love her. I colored her with copics and added some string and easter confetti in the bags for texture.  A lot of the bags and image are paper pieced.


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Kenny K Madison Attitude, Party Mini seals from Whimsy
Paper: Basic Grey Hello Luscious, black cs, white CS
Accessories: hand crocheted flower, button, lace, Spellbinders Petite Ovals die, SU Circle punch (for sentiment, Whimsy Shapeology Banner Pennants dies

So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to  Debbie Eastman's blog.

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new release!

Hugs,
Happy Hump Day Everyone!! I hope you all have been having a good week!! Today is a busy day for me in blogland....this is my second post of the day... If you are here for the Whimsy Weekly Wednesday Give away or would like to win some free stamp samples, scroll down to the next post.  Hurry....this chance it only available for 24 hours!!

Today I have  a couple projects to share with you for a few different challenges.
First, is this week's Whiff of Joy Challenge... This week the team is challenging you to create a card or project with a recipe (3 buttons, 2 designer papers, and 1 ribbon)

Here is my take on this week's challenge:


 For my gift set I used Dreamy Willow with flowers from Whiff of Joy.  The designer paper is from the Prima Sparkling Spring Collections.  The card is cut out with the Spellbinders Labels 20 die. I colored the image with copics and paper pieced the dreses.  I added gold stitching which you can see if you click on the photo.  The buttons are SU Corduroy Baja Breeze buttons.  The panel behind the image is embossed with the SU Lattice Squares folder.  All of the gold paper is gold glitter CS from American Crafts.
I also created a matching easter basket with the same Dreamy Willow with Flowers stamp and Prima Sparkling Spring paper.  The sentiment is computer generated.

  • For more inspiration for the Whiff of Joy Challenge with the "Recipe" challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
    Anne Chelsea,  Gio, Jane, KathrinKylie, Louise, Manuela.  Michele To join our challenge, please link your creation here.

    challenges I am entering this creation in:

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    My next creation is for both the Creative Belli and the Your Next Stamp Challenge since both challenges involved stitching!!
    This week's Your Next Stamp challenge  hostess is me, myself and I. I am challenging you to use texture on your creations (add felt, lace (but not just lace), dry embossing, stitching, etc.)
    This week's Creative Belli Challenge is Easter related: Bunnies and Eggs
    Here is my creation for these challenges using Your Next Stamps Fhiona's Easter Basket. The image is colored with copics.  Since the challenge over at YNS was texture, I added lots of dry embossing.  The background is embossed with SU Tulip border folder.  The basket on the image is embossed with the Stampin Up Lattice Squares. The dp is Prima Sparkling Spring.
    For more inspiration for the YNS "Texture It" challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
      Karen, Crystal , Kerri ,   Simonne, Beth, Maureen, Jenny, Dana, Diana

      and Wendy 

    We've decided to change the way we do prizes.  From now Karen will be giving away a stamp set to a random winner!  The prize for this challenge is Football Dude.



    Isn't he so fun?!  So why not join us for a chance to win!!

    If you join the "Texture It " challenge please leave a direct link to Mr. Linky here. If you upload your creation to Paper craft planet or Splitcoast Stampers, please use the keyword YNSC40. 




    For more inspiration for the Creative Belli "Eggs and Bunnies"  Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
    Anne Harmon, Ceal PritchettChris Dickinson Darsie BrunoHolly Brown,  Jessica Stockmeyer, Joan Ervin , Joy Hadden , Maria Matter , Robin Kirkpatrick Robin ParkerShelly Schmidt, Karen Walsh ,Mary Marsh . Beth Norman,Tamara Morgan 

    Challenges I am entering my creations in:


    Anyone For Anya - Photo color Inspiration 
    The Pink Elephant -  Easter
    Fun with Shapes & More - Easter
    Stamp with Fun - Easter
    Ooh-la-la Creations - Happy Easter
    Everybody Art Challenge - Easter
    Stampin for the Weekend - Easter
    Delicious Doodles - Use Ribbons for Easter
    Meljen's - Easter
    The Crazy Challenge - Easter
    Pollycraft - Easter
    Daisy Doodles - Easter
    Quirky Crafts - Sparkly, Punchy Easter
    Cutie Sunday - Easter
    Creative Inspirations - Easter
    Simply Create - Egg-tra Special
    Creative Inspirations - Punches and Dies
    Copic Creations - Your favorite copic technique (Brunette hair)
    Simon Says - Spring Colors/Easter
    All That Scraps - Anything Goes 
    Really Reasonable Ribbon - Use dies or punches and ribbon
    By the Cute and Girly - Cute and Girly 
    Ellephantastic - Anything but square or rectangle


    Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a great day!  I hope you can come back at 12:00 EST for the Whimsy Blog hop!!

    hugs,





    Each week one of our Whimsy Designers will offer up a 24 hour chance to win a free Whimsy Stamps rubber stamp!

    And the good news is it is my turn to  give away a stamp from the Sentiments Collection since it is the second Wednesday of the month!

    The stamp itself will be a surprise but will be announced with the winning entry! This week we have a special give away for not just one but three participants.  Denise is generously giving away 2 sets of sample sentiments to three winners chosen randomly from the links/comments below after Inlinkz closes. The only rule to enter is that you please leave your name (please do not leave comments on the link) in the linky feature below as well as leave a comment in the comment section (just in case Inlinkz goes down) before the draw closes - it will be open for 24 hours!   I will announce the winner tomorrow!

    For more chances to win some stamps or receive some inspiration, join us for the Whimsy April Release Hop at noon EST, at Annika's blog !!

    Hugs,









    Monday, April 11, 2011
    I hope you all had a great weekend!  The weather is starting to get much nicer here.  Today it is suppose to be up to 70 degrees.





    For the past few days, the Whimsy team has been sharing sneak peaks for the April 13 release.  That is right, only two more days until another awesome release.  Today I have a sneak peak from Meljen's rubber to share with you.  This image is Whimsy's Fairy Friend...The sentiments are the mini postage stamp sentiments designed by Ann Vento (also to be released this Wednesday).  These sentiments are cut out with the new Mini postage stamps die.  The dp is basic Greay Wisteria.

    For more sneak peaks for the new Meljen's release over at Whimsy, please click on my talented dt sisters names below:

    My second creation is for the Product Spotlight at Stamp and Create. With Easter right around the corner, this week's Product Spotlight: Bunnies!!! Yes, that is right, all bunny stamps are up to 25% off!!!!

    For my creation, used the adorable Whimsy/Meljen's Baby Bunny's Bottle image.  I added a May Arts Silk Pink bow which I tied with the bow easy and a Basic Grey Olivia button.  The white ribbon lace is also available in the store. I used the Spellbinders Lacey Circles and Labels 1 dies.  The dp is some new glittered Memory Box paper I got from Michaels.


    For more inspiration for this week's product spotlight, please visit my dt sisters:
     Joy, Lacey, Heidi, Vicky and  Jeanette.

    Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!!

    ~Chris

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