February 29, 2012

I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge 16

Hi friends! I thought I'd give you a bit of a head start on the March I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge...

This month, I'd love to see your projects featuring ribbon with a printed design. :)

And I've finally gotten my act together and have the prize package ready so you know what you'll have a chance to win! Hooray! :)

3 spools of American Crafts ribbon (4 feet on each spool)

Go ahead and create your card or project and link up below! You'll have until the last day, hour, and minute of March to link up! :) Can't way to see what you make!

February 22, 2012

I {Heart} Hearts and Ribbon Challenge Prize Package

Have you played along with the current I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge? We still have about a week left to play along with the Hearts and Ribbon Challenge.

Today I'm sharing the prize package that I've put together for the lucky winner.

2 sheets of glitter heart print patterned paper from Die Cuts With a View (4.5" x 6.5")
1 yard each of 4 ribbons, including Stampin' Up! and Martha Stewart ribbons
3 Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Heart Buttons
2 rhinestone hearts
K & Company Elegance die cut Hearts
Die cut ledger paper hearts

To play along, create a card that includes hearts and ribbon and link up your card here. I can't wait to see what you create!

February 19, 2012

Sock Monkey Love

Hi friends! Just popping by to share my card for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. This week we're spreading cheer with Sock Monkeys. Who doesn't love a Sock Monkey? :)


I kept this card simple to showcase my digi image from Bugaboo, this week's sponsor, which I paper pieced onto some Very Vanilla card stock. I used some Stampin' Dimensionals for the heart balloon. Then I added a Riding Hood Red background with a punched Scallop Border. I added on some Chocolate Chip felt ribbon for a little texture and my card was done!

Don't forget to stop by and enter my I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge too! All you need are hearts and ribbon to play along!

February 16, 2012

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge

I hope you're ready for another fabulous Pals Paper Arts Challenge! Today we have a great sketch from the wonderful, Margaret Moody. Get out your favorite crafting goodies and create something with us!

DEEtails for my card:

I started with a Pink Pirouette card and layered on a strip of Night of Navy cardstock, punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch and some Pretty in Pink card stock. Then I added a strip of Whisper White card stock, stamped with the sentiment from SU!'s Love and Laughter set. Then I added Pink Pirouette and Whisper White Label Die Cuts to frame the wedding dress image from SU!'s Love and Laughter, stamped on Pink Pirouette card stock and embossed in white. Then I scattered some blooms punched with the Itty Bitty Punches across my card. Hope you like it!

February 15, 2012

I {Heart} Hearts and Ribbon Challenge

Hey there! Today I'm sharing a quick card that I put together for this month's I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge. I hope you'll play along!


I started with some fun DSP, Cheerful Treat, and punched out some different shapes. I adhered my shapes to a Concord Crush card, wrapped with some Lucky Limeade Scallop Dot Ribbon (turned backwards). I'm loving this fun color combination. What do you think?

February 14, 2012

February Blog Hop

Happy Valentine's Day friends! Today is a special day with the February Pals Blog Hop too!The Stampin' Pretty Pals will be sharing some fabulous cards and projects featuring Stampin' Up!'s Occasion Mini and Sale-A-Bration products on today's Pals Blog Hop! Fun! Fun! Fun!

You've probably hopped over from Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!, I'm stop number 12 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for paper projects showcasing Stampin' Up!'s Occasion Mini and Sale-A-Bration products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track

Today I'm sharing a fun Valentine's card with showcasing a product that isn't often give center attention... Waffle Paper!

I'm sure you've seen lots of ombre and ruffle inspiration all over the blog-o-sphere. Today I've taken that inspiration and captured it in a card. I started with strips of card stock in shades of pink (Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, and Pink Pirouette). I cut strips of White Waffle Paper and attached them to my pink strips to make some pretty ruffles. Then I layered the pieces onto a card. I punched some hearts using the Heart to Heart punch and scattered them onto my card. Isn't it fun?

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Jen Takacs at My Stampin' Blog, stop number 13 on the Occasions Mini & Sale-A-Bration Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  2. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  3. Emily Steggell at Stamping With Emily
  4. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  5. Angela Richwine at Stampin' Away with Angela
  6. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations
  7. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  8. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner
  9. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  11. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  12. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  13. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  14. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards
  15. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Tricia Barber at My Stampin' Blog
  18. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  19. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  20. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  22. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  23. Christy Q at Schnauzer Crafts Creations
  24. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  25. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  26. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  27. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  28. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions

February 12, 2012

Sending Extra Love Your Way

Happy Sunday friends! Here's my card for this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. I love these sweet cupcakes that are our inspiration this week! :)

Here are the DEEtails:

I paper pieced the cute little bear from Stamp Fairy (it's a little hard to tell in the photo, but each body part is a separate piece). Then I punched a Pink Pirouette heart and tucked it under her arm. Then I made a cute little bow with some Pink Pirouette Taffeta ribbon. Then I attached her to a Crumb Cake card with some Stampin' Dimensionals. The inside of my card bears the message, "Sending Extra Love Your Way" from SU!'s Messages for Mom and a little Pink Pirouette heart, punched from the Owl Punch.

Thanks for peeking in today! Don't forget to play along with my I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge - Just add a heart and some ribbon!

February 8, 2012

Winner Wednesday!

Happy Winner Wednesday!

Erika, please e-mail me so I can get the fun I {Heart} Metallic Ribbon Prize Package to you! Are you playing along with this month's challenge? Just add hearts and ribbon! Can't wait to see what you create!

February 7, 2012

I {Heart} Hearts and Ribbon Challenge

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a card that I made for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge. What a sweet color combination.

Here are the DEEtails:

I started with a cream card and cut off a bit of the side. I trimmed the bottom a bit and added a strip of Bashful Blue card stock, punched out with the Scallop punch. Then I added a pretty doily and a strip of Very Vanilla DSP. I added some die cut hearts in Pale Plum and Bashful Blue. I tied one heart up with some Linen Thread to finish things off. Hope you like it!

Don't forget to play along with my I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge! A card like this, with just a heart (or two) and some ribbon will do the trick! I can't wait to see what you make!

February 5, 2012

Big Flower

Hi there! Just dropping in for a quick hello to share my card for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

I'm really excited because starting this month, I am the inspiration selector for the challenge -which you know is a job that I love! I think I'll need to come up with a cute little title for myself :) Haha. This week, I selected this cake and cuppies to compliment the cute little image above.

Here are the DEEtails:

The sweet girl is from Sassy Cheryl's, which is a new sponsor for Cupcake Inspirations. I printed her out and colored her in with my Stampin' Write Markers and my Blender Pen. Then I matted her on some Melon Mambo card stock and adhered her to a Tempting Turqoise card that had been embellished with some ribbon - Melom Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon and some Purple Satin ribbon from my stash. Hope you'll play along with us!

February 2, 2012

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge

Hello dear friends! Today I'm sharing my card for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge. This challenge is super easy - just add any red!

Here are the DEEtails for my card:

I started with a simple Crumb Cake card stock and added some ribbon - Cherry Cobbler Scallop Polka Dot ribbon, Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon, and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon. I pleated some of the ribbon for some added texture and interest. Then I die cut a tag from the Lots of Tags die cuts from some Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the cute sentiment from SU!'s Friendly Phrases in Early Espresso. I attached a very vanilla button tied with some Linen Thread for the final touch.

I used some fun Stampin' Up! supplies here, but feel free to use your favorite supplies to create your card or project for the challenge. Remember you have two weeks for this challenge so have fun crafting!

February 1, 2012

I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge 15

Let's spread a little love this month with a fun new I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge.

You can create any kind of card or project and link up as long as you have hearts and ribbon! You'll have until Wednesday, February 29th to link up your card or project featuring hearts and ribbon! I can't wait to see what you create!