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14 April 2014

Imagine Crafts: Fashion Accessory with Pico Embellishers (VIDEO)

Hello, friends:)

I'm super excited today to share another Imagine Crafts video! Click HERE  or HERE to check it out:) 
I used the NEW Tsukineko Pico Embellishers and Memento Luxe inkers to make these super fun "Fashion Accessories"!

I hope that you will stop over on the Imagine Crafts blog to check out my video and leave some love!!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:)
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13 April 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS April Picture Perfect challenge

Hello, friends:}
Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! This week is a Picture Perfect challenge.  







This week we are inspired by the following picture:

So I was inspired by soooooo much from this photo--- but I focused on the different types of banners and the reason for banners and celebrating. Those are two major ways I was inspired for today's creation! 

I absolutely
LOOOOOOOOOVE this card! It's going to be extremely hard to send this to my sister-in-law (who's expecting their 2nd child). I know this because it was SOOOOO hard to cut those beautiful papers by Crate Paper. I love this color combo!!! And I love that hemp cord! I love that little bunny- he's so sweet and hanging on the wrapped banner! I also love the polaroid with the gold embossed sentiment inside! I love love love that gold embossing powder by Imagine Crafts! I LOOOOOVE it! I used the Paper Smooches A Magical Spring and Pip Squeaks stamp sets along with the Hearts and Flag Tag dies for this card. LOOOOOOVE! I seriously love it so much! 
That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs and leave them some love

And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details. This challenge ends April 19th. I cannot wait to see what you make--I actually can't wait to see what you are inspired by in this photo!!

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 

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10 April 2014

Virtual Smooches: Leather Feathers

Hello, friends:}

Today's my day to share a video over on the  Paper Smooches video blog- Virtual Smooches

I've got a SUPER SUPER quick video for you today-- I'm in looooooove with these PS Feathers dies. And I decided to complete a pin that I found about 4 months ago! I loooooove these leather feather fashion accessories! 


Here's a sneak peek of my card and video:
THANKS so much for stopping by--- be sure to go HERE for my video! Be blessed:}
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08 April 2014

Reverse Confetti April Blog Hop *****GIVEAWAY

Hello, friends:}

***Giveaway details below:)

Today is the 8th of the month and that means it's time for a creative blog hop with the Reverse Confetti DT and friends! We are inspiring you with projects and cards using the NEW release stamp sets (well... all of the RC stamps really!). We also have some EXTRA fans joining in the fun with the DT!!! ***GIVEAWAY: you could win a $15 gift certificate!!! Just leave a comment on the hop posts! Comments stay open until the 10th at noon CST.  

If you came from Lisa's blog, you are in the right place-- if you would like to start from the beginning of the hop, please click HERE or go to the Reverse Confetti blogIt would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don't miss a thing!!! We have tons of inspiration for you to see using RC's brand new stamp sets and CONFETTI CUT die cuts!!! 

I decided to share two cards today! They are very similar but different because one could be for a girl and the other for a guy! 
I used the RC SFYTT #11 as my design base-- ok.... I know what you are thinking! "Sav didn't follow the sketch!" You are right! If you know me, I tend to stray from the sketches:) I used the three rectangles as my inspiration for the feathers. I wanted the larger center panel to be the sentiment. The only way that would work with the vellum feathers is to almost take it out of the sketch. OOPS!
I used the Chickaniddy Crafts Date Night and Twirly Girl papers and embellishments for both cards. LOOOOOOOVE! I used the RC Paper Crane for both cards, as well as the Petals 'N Posies for the little dots (up in the right hand corner of the image) on the feathers for the second card. LOVE that little detail! These cards are PERFECT for the two people in my life who are graduating SOON!!!!!!!! 
Tsukineko: Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle

That's it for me today! Be sure to stop by the Reverse Confetti blog for more inspiration and details! Next up--hop on over to Susan's amazing blog! **If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog

A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…
  • SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (SFYTT)—Play along with us each month for your chance to win the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE and to be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew as we sneak peek and hop with all the new stamps.  Click HERE for more details and link list.
  • Be on the lookout for the NEW monthly color challenge! We will introduce another color story on April 16th. 
Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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06 April 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS April Anything Goes (wk1) challenge

Hello, friends:}
Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! Another Anything Goes challenge starts today!   
That's right--you get to create ANYTHING you want (as long as you use Paper Smooches stamps)!! This is the BEST challenge ever!!! 

love my card for today! It combines some of my FAVORITE elements: gold paper by Chickaniddy Crafts, Studio Calico Lemon Lush patterned papers, and the Paper Smooches Feather dies! LOVE! I also used the PS Birthday Words dies and Happy Birthday stamp set. This card is for a very special friend:) 
That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs and leave them some love

And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details. This challenge ends SATURDAY, April 12th I cannot wait to see what you make-- this week's challenge is the EASIEST!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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04 April 2014

Radiant Neon Blog Hop with CardMaker

Hello, friends:)
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I'm super excited for today's post-- I'm joining in the fun with the Radiant Neon Blog Hop! If you came from Baerbel Born's blog, you are in the right place. ***Be sure to start at the beginning of the hop over on the CardMaker blog!  ***Giveaway details below:) 

I created a super easy card using 4 Radiant Neon Electric pigment inks (Coral, Orange, Pink, Yellow). I also used the NEW Pico Embellisher to create the design in this feather image. This is a very CAS and one-layer card! LOOOOVE! ***These cards were actually cards submitted for the Stamping Royalty challenge. I went with a CAS design this year--- first time submitting in like 2 years! I'm happy with them regardless if they are winners or not:) I'm linking these up to Ashley's Royalty in Waiting post! 
Die cutting technique: Inlaid die cuts
Because I loved this card so much, I created another one! I CASED myself:)



Instructions: 
1. Stamp die image onto card.
2. Outline feather and add design using Pico Embellisher.
3. Die cut a mask for feather and apply to card (so that only the feather is showing).
4. Add ink using Sponge Daubers.
5. Peel off mask and complete card with die cut sentiment or stamped sentiment and neon washi tape.

Isn't that card just FABULOUS!?!?!? LOVE it! 


Ok---- now for my electric words!!!! 
ON BOTH

That's it for me today! Next up--hop on over to Sabrina Alery's amazing blog**If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Imagine Crafts blog and CardMaker blog. 


Giveaway details (also found on the IC blog): This hop begins at the CardMaker Magazine Blog and includes a total of 24 different artists.  And what hop wouldn't be complete without a prize?  Collect the "electric words" found on each artist's blog while you're visiting and then email Imagine Crafts the complete phrase to be entered to win a set of all seven new Radiant Neon ink pads!

CONTEST FINE PRINT  This contest is open to everyone (US and International) and entries must be received via email to marketing@imaginecrafts.com by Sunday, April 6th at 11:59pm Pacific Time.  Please include in your email your first and last name, along with the completed phrase to be entered in the contest with the subject "Radiant Neon Blog Hop" as the subject. Note that your phrase submission must be in order of the hop, meaning that you must begin at the CardMaker Magazine blog and select the link to the next featured artist.

Here are the Radiant Neon list of participating artists (in order):
  1. Beginning at the CardMaker Magazine blog
  2. Sylvia Blum
  3. Naghma Husain
  4. Jeanne Streiff
  5. Maureen Cronin
  6. Allie Gower
  7. Isha Gupta
  8. Kathy Martin
  9. Emily Lanham
  10. Linda Lucas
  11. Sharon Morrison
  12. Kristie Hartfeil
  13. Ellen Taylor
  14. Taylor Usry
  15. Penny Ward
  16. Kristine Reynolds
  17. Cathy Andronicou
  18. Baerbel Born
  19. Savannah O'Gwynn
  20. Sabrina Alery
  21. Kazuko Kocho
  22. Nancy Hawes
  23. Vera Yates
  24. Debbie Gaetz
  25. John Petersen
  26. Retuning to the Imagine Crafts Blog
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:)
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03 April 2014

Virtual Smooches: Fluffy Feathers (Happy Birthday, Leander)!!!!

Hello, friends:}

Today's my day to share a video over on the  Paper Smooches video blog- Virtual Smooches

I've got a SUPER SUPER quick video for you today-- I'm in looooooove with these PS Feathers dies. And I wanted to add just a bit more detail to them by "fluffing" them up! 
Here's a sneak peek of my card and video:

It's kind of funny that I made a birthday card because TODAY is my older brother's birthday!!! This isn't his card (too girly! LOL!)-- I made the card below for him back in 2012- and I'm JUST NOW giving it to him!!! He's a musician and teacher! Fits him perfectly:) Happy birthday, Leander!!!!!!!!! Celebrate YOU! Psalm 118:24
This card also uses PS stamps--- LOOOOOVE

THANKS so much for stopping by--- be sure to go HERE for my video! Be blessed:}
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02 April 2014

Imagine Crafts VIDEO: Neon Hello Recap

Hello, friends:)

Today I'm sharing a recap of my project over on the Imagine Crafts blog. Click HERE or HERE to check it out:) 
I used the NEW Tsukineko Radiant Neon inks and Goosebumps texture spray, as well as some Vertigo film. This card can be easily reproduced and customized with different neon inks! LOVE
I hope that you will stop over on the Imagine Crafts blog to check out my video!!! Or click HERE to watch it! Or just watch it below!!! ****Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching this video! THANKS:)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:)
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01 April 2014

Whisker Graphics + Reverse Confetti (video)

Hello, friends:}


I'm sharing a video today using some NEW Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, as well as my favorite Whisker Graphics product... BITTY BAGS:) 

I've been thinking about this project for at least four months! I wanted to use some 
WG glassine bitty bag for a Mother's day card with a special flower and tag cluster/closure. I think I nailed my idea!
For this gift bag, I used the RC Tag Me die set along with the NEW All About You stamp set-- I even cut one of my sentiments apart! I love doing that:) 
Here's the video! Hope you enjoy and create some of these bitty bag gifts for your mom, grandmother, or sister for Mother's Day (or their birthday!)!!! 
I apologize for the quick talking-- I had a migraine while crafting! But it went away as I created this beautiful project :) 

That's it for me today! Be sure to stop by the Reverse Confetti blog and the Whisker Graphcis blog for more inspiration! 

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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