Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lilacs with IBS

Happy Sunday Stamping Friends!!

I have a birthday card to share with you today using some Inspired By Stamping products!!

I absolutely love the Spring Lilacs set from IBS!!
Our neighbor has a few really big lilac bushes growing in her yard, by our property line!  I just love the smell of them when they are blooming!!

 Close-up of the beautiful lilac:
Love it!!

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Be sure to check out the Inspired By Stamping Blog for more wonderful inspiration!!

Check out the Inspired By Stamping Store to see all the lovely stamp sets!
So many beautiful sets to choose from!!

Have a lovely day!





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Spring Lilacs
Inspired by Stamping Spring Lilacs stamp set

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Polka Dots Please with IBS

Good Morning Stamping Friends!!

If you missed out on release week, be sure to check out Inspired By Stamping's new stamps!!
They are amazing!!

I am featured in today's Inspired By Stamping newsletter!

I created this super fun, simple masculine Birthday card:
I love the lines I stamped using the Background Basics Lines!!
I thought it would be fun to add some polka dots as well, but didn't have a stamp I could use.

So why not create my own!!

So I am going to share how I created them!

Collect Your Supplies:

Stamps
Ink
Ruler
Cardstock
Pencil with good new eraser

I started by using my ruler to stamp the lines straight.


I then also used my ruler again to help my "polka dots" straight along the lines.

Dab the eraser top on the ink pad and then on your cardstock as you wish!
Super fun and EASY!!
You can create any kind of designs if you wish!

And to be clear, this is an "odd" shaped card!  I didn't want it to be your traditional rectangle.  So I cut the edges on a slant.

Close up of the lines, "polka dots" and sentiment:
The sentiment is part of the Big Wishes II set!!

So next time you need some polka dots and don't have a stamp....grab your pencil!

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Be sure to check out the Inspired By Stamping Blog for more wonderful inspiration!!

Check out the Inspired By Stamping Store to see all the lovely stamp sets!
So many beautiful sets to choose from!!

Have a lovely day!
Happy Stamping!





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Friday, March 27, 2015

Frosty the Snowman with GI

Hello Stamping Friends!

 Great Impression Stamps is sponsoring the current challenge at C.R.A.F.T Challenges!

The challenge:
Inspired By A Movie

At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do!
But then the light bulb went off!!

One of my daughter's favorite movies is "Frosty the Snowman"!
And as many of you may know GI has a ton of adorable snowman stamps!!

So here is the fun card I made:
I absolutely love how this card turned out!!
I used the adorable G476 Frosty snowman stamp!!

Along with the C427 Season's Greetings sentiment!!


Here's a close-up of Frosty:


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Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!


Have a fabulous Tuesday!!


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IBS March Release Paris Love

Good Morning Stamping Friends!!

It's the last day of releases at Inspired By Stamping!!!!
What an amazing release this month!

Such AWESOME STAMPS!!

Today we are sharing inspiration with the new PARIS LOVE stamp set!
What a beautiful set!!  A must have in my opinion!
 Love the images and the sentiment!!

Also being release today is the free stamp for March and April...
FRIENDS!
Love this set as well!!

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Now for my project.....

 I created this card for my hubby....
Simple, yet so much meaning!

LOVE how it turned out!!

Close-up:
I used my Copics to color in the image, except for the umbrella, which I paper pieced! 

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Now, I have a SUPER fun card using the new FRIENDS set!!
Aren't the colors totally fun?!
I just LOVE how this card turned out!!

Besides the awesome new FRIENDS set, I also used the Diamonds stamp set, to add the polka dots on the white piece of cardstock! 
The lines in the upper left and bottom right were created with one of the stamps from the Background Basics Lines stamp set!!

Sure to put a smile on a Friends face!!

Such a fun stamp set, with so many possibilities!! 

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Be sure to check out the Inspired By Stamping Blog for more wonderful inspiration!!

Check out the Inspired By Stamping Store to see all the lovely stamp sets!
So many beautiful sets to choose from!!

Have a lovely day!
Happy Stamping!





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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Adorable Louie with GI

Happy Thursday Stamping Friends!

It's my day to post on the Great Impression Stamps Blog once again!

I have a fun spring card to share with you today!
I am in LOVE with the new H263 Springtime Louie!
He is so ADORABLE!!!!

And I love all the flowers that surround him!

Check my card out:
What a fun image to color!!

A close-up of Louie:
So SUPER fun!!!

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Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!

Join the GI monthly challenge!  
We'd love to see what you create!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a fabulous day!!


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Flower Of The Month: Easter Lily with IBS

Good Morning Stamping Friends!!

It's Release Day 3 at Inspired By Stamping!!!!


I am SUPER excited about the Flower Of The Month: Easter Lily set!!

Lilies are by far one of my favorite flowers!!!

I own over 100 of them in my landscape!! 

One of my favorite varieties of my Garden Lilies are my Stargazers!

So I was slightly inspired by them when coloring in the image!
I just LOVE how it turned out!  Such a beautiful image!  And so very fun to color!!!

I used one of the sentiments in the set for the card as well.

I decided to go with a clean design, as I really want the flowers to show off!!

Here's a close-up:
So beautiful!!!

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Be sure to check out the Inspired By Stamping Blog for more wonderful inspiration!!

Check out the Inspired By Stamping Store to see all the lovely stamp sets!
So many beautiful sets to choose from!!

Have a lovely day!
Happy Stamping!





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Challenges:
The Crafter's Cafe: Spring Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Card Mania: Spring
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers: Spring
Love To Scrap: Anything Goes
Monday Morning Challenge: Think Spring

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

IBS March Release Honey Bee

Good Morning Stamping Friends!!

It's Release Day 2 at Inspired By Stamping!!!!

You're going to love the new HONEY BEE stamp set!
I sure do!
Such beautiful images and great sentiments!!!

I recently got into Project Life! Yes, I know a little behind in times, but I just kept telling myself I can't do it all and don't need to get into something else!

Well after going on a retreat a few weekends ago with some girlfriends and seeing what Project Life was all about, I was hooked!  I am once again in HIGH hopes that someday I will get caught up with the kids albums!! (If only I would stop taking so many pictures!!.....Never mind, that won't happen!!)

So I decided to use the new Honey Bee stamp set to create a layout for my daughter's album:
I absolutely love how it turned out!
My first one!!  Yay!

It was so much fun to use the stamp set to create my own cards!!

I used a mixture of the stamps to create this 6x4 card:
 The "bee-utiful" was computer generated!
The "you" is part of the Spring Bouquet stamp set.

I just love the cute little bee!

I also used the Octagons stamp set to create the yellow stamped octagons in the lower left and top right corners, thought it was a nice added touch!

Another card I created using two stamps from the Honey Bee stamp set!

The title here was again computer generated, but then I used the Honey Bee stamp set to add some images!
This set was so perfect for these pictures!!

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Be sure to check out the Inspired By Stamping Blog for more wonderful inspiration!!

Check out the Inspired By Stamping Store to see all the lovely stamp sets!
So many beautiful sets to choose from!!

Have a lovely day!
Happy Stamping!





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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Happy 21st with IBS

Happy Sunday Stamping Friends!!

I have a SUPER fun 21st Birthday card to share with you today using some fun Inspired By Stamping products!!

I love how this card turned out!!

Check it out:
Isn't it fun?
I love these colors together!!

The "Happy Birthday" is from a recently retired set! (sorry!)
But the 21 is from the Fancy Alphabet set!!
And the "st" is from the Pretty Planners set!

The fun frame is part of the Fancy Label 18 set!
Just love all those fun labels!

And the little banners just behind the button and bow are part of the Fancy Labels 3 Die set!!
I use that banner so much!!

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Be sure to check out the Inspired By Stamping Blog for more wonderful inspiration!!

Check out the Inspired By Stamping Store to see all the lovely stamp sets!
So many beautiful sets to choose from!!

Have a lovely day!





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Challenges
Addicted to Stamps: Celebrate
Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge: Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack: Special Birthday
Catch the Bug: BINGO (Pearls, Players Choice (Twine) and Button
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

SPRING Release at SweetStamps.com

Welcome to the SweetStamps.com Sweeties Spring Release Blog Hop!!

Who's ready for some nicer weather?

Here at SweetStamps.com we are super excited about our Spring release!
There are some fun new clear stamp sets, a bunch of great new Piccolos and some new stencils!! You can check out all the new products here!!

And if you missed them mentioning, they also now have some of the Glam Girls in Digital form!  Which can be found here!!

You should have arrived her from the talented Donna K.'s blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop with us, please go back to the Sweet Stamps Blog to start at the beginning!

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  
We will randomly choose 12 winners from all the comments left!

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I used the adorable new Easter Baskets Clear Stamp set for my main image and sentiment!!  I just LOVE the sweet images and sentiments!!
Recently I was on a scrap retreat and my sweet friend colored in this image for me!  (So I am sorry I can't take credit for that!  Thanks Michelle!!)

I also added some of the new Piccolo's to this basket!
I just love these eggs!  They add such a nice touch to any project!
I love the ATC Mini Art Stencil Basket Weave it added a nice touch to both sides of my basket! I didn't do the fronts as I didn't want to take away from the image!

I used a sponge and the Sunrise Orchid Dye ink to sponge on the design.

And just a last close-up of the front:
Super fun!

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Thanks for stopping by!  
Your next stop in the hop is the lovely Lisa's blog! 

We hope you are inspired all along the way! 

Check out all of Sweet Stamps "sweet" goodies here!

Happy Hopping
and...
HAPPY SPRING!

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SweetStamps.com Supplies Used:
Easter Baskets Clear Stamp Set SS4606     Shades™ Dye Ink Pad SUNRISE ORCHID     ATC Mini Art Stencil BASKET WEAVE asm019     Enamel Powder ROYAL STERLING      Enamel EP CRANBERRY WINE    Easter Eggs Small Accents LA128     Easter Eggs Mini Accents A174    Enamel Embossing Powder Fluid      3/8" Super Sticky Tape, 55 YARDS