February 23, 2013

Made With Love - Winners

                         Its time to announce the winner from the Made With Love Blog hop!



The winner of a stamp set from The Craft's Meow is....


****  Debby *****


And the Grand Prize of the $90 Ribbon Carousel Gift Card  winner is 


**** Kelly Booth *****

I hope everyone had a great time hopping!! Thank you everyone for your comments and support!!

Dana

February 14, 2013

Blog Hop - Core'dinations and Hampton Art - Part 1

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today i am lucky enough to participate in 2, yes that is 2 blog hops today! I hope you will take a little time to check them both out! I made a Valentine Ensemble: a love banner for Hampton Art/Core'dinations Feature Week and a card and candy jar for Made With Love Blog Hop! There are tons of inspiration and giveaways on these two hops too!!

If you are here from Gloria's blog you are in the right place!! OR if you are here from Erin Lee you can scroll down for my Made With Love post or click here to go directly!

More details and links to the Made With Love Blog Hop and Part 2 of my Valentine Ensemble are at the end of this post!

We received some awesome cardstock from Core'dinations and it was fun to use them with some Hampton Art stamps!


I recently got a Silhouette and have been playing with it ever since! I'm not going to into a lot of details, just a few notes on how i made each part of the banner!


I used an embossing folder for the polka dots and used my Silhouette to cut the triangles. I also used it out the flowers and hearts.


For the letters, i first stamped and embossed some cardstock, then used the Silhouette to cut them out. I also stamped a arrow, a love circle and a ticket, those i cut out by hand!


I used some twine to string it up! Each flag is movable so you could space each flag out like this:



or push them together like this:



Hampton Art and Core'dinations are both having giveaways. You have until Sunday February 17th to leave a comment on each designers blog from the whole week AND both Hampton Art & Core'dinations have an extra giveaway when you enter the Rafflecopter on each of their blogs!!

Your next stop is Debbie Standard!

I also hope you will click here at Taheerah Atchia blog to start or directly to my post for the Made With Love Blog Hop which includes some amazing valentine inspiration, Part 2 of my Valentine ensemble AND some awesome prizes!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Supplies
Stamps: Hampton Art: Borders Background, Studio G (heart), Doodle Bug You Said It, KI Memories Tick Tock KI0023, Doodle Bug Thankful, 7 Gypsies Ticket Stub PS0681
Ink: Colorbox: Dye ink - Mudslide. Mix'd Media Inx - Leather. Top Boss Watermark.
Cardstock: Core'dinations - Vintage Collection, Whitewash Collection, Neutrals
Twine: May Arts
Cutting files: Banner, Heart1, Heart2, Flower
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Embossing Powder: Hampton Art - Clear & Pink

Blog Hop - Made With Love Blog Hop - Part 2


Happy Valentine's Day!

Today i am lucky enough to participate in 2, yes that is 2 blog hops today! I hope you will take a little time to check them both out! I made a Valentine Ensemble: a love banner for Hampton Art/Core'dinations Feature Week and a card and candy jar for Made With Love Blog Hop! There are tons of inspiration and giveaways on these two hops too!!

If you are here from Erin Lee's blog you are in the right place!!

More details and links to Hampton Art & Core'dinations and Part 1 of my Valentine Ensemble are at the end of this post!


For those you might not know, last summer i was lucky enough to make it into Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Top 20 and have had a wonderful time getting to know the other 19 ladies ever since! We talk pretty much every day and have all become good friends. Last year we did a blog hop and are doing it again, only bigger and better this year!!
This year we have awesome giveaways on EACH blog!!! And there is a grand prize from Ribbon Carousel! Details Below!!


For my Valentine ensemble i made a cute jar to fill with candy and a card. To start with i found a smooth glass jar at Michael's. I used my Silhouette to cut a row of negative hearts. Wrap the negative around the jar and ink up each heart with watermark ink.
Add embossing powder to the hearts and CAREFULLY heat the embossing powder. Then fill with candy!! 


I stamped and cut out a little tag, added some flowers and hearts and tied it to the jar with twine. I also stamped and embossed a circle with a die cut heart for the jar lid.





For the card i layered more flowers and hearts (i cut a bunch of each, so i had plenty to play with!) I added a stamped ticket and sentiment along with some twine.


Here is picture of the whole Valentine Ensemble. 

Each designer today on the Made With Love Hop is having a giveaway! Thank you to all wonderful sponsors volunteered prizes for our hop! As you can see below we have some awesome sponsors!!

The Crafts Meow has generously offered up 1 stamp set of your choice!! How cool is that!!! Leave your comment on this post by Thursday, February 21st. I'll be announcing the winner Monday, February 25th!


AND every comment will be entered in the Grand Prize - A $90 gift card at Ribbon Carousel

Your next stop in the hop is the lovely and talented Laurie Wilison!

Also be sure to check out the Banner i made for my Valentine Ensemble. Click here to see my other Hop today and win more prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies

Supplies
Stamps: Hampton Art: Borders Background, Studio G (heart), Doodle Bug You Said It, KI Memories Tick Tock KI0023, Doodle Bug Thankful, 7 Gypsies Ticket Stub PS0681
Ink: Colorbox: Dye ink - Mudslide. Mix'd Media Inx - Leather. Top Boss Watermark.
Cardstock: Core'dinations - Vintage Collection, Whitewash Collection, Neutrals
Twine: May Arts
Cutting files: BannerHeart1Heart2Flower
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Embossing Powder: Hampton Art - Clear & Pink

February 3, 2013

Moxie Fab - Itty Bitty Card Challenge #4

Happy Sunday!

Today i have the last card set for Moxie Fab - Itty Bitty Card Challenge. Its been fun making them and now i will have to make some little envelopes!! :)  This mini card set is very similar to some ones that i already made, click here to see that post. I really love these tiny butterflies, so i wanted to make some that were a little more valentiney! I also noticed that when i made the original butterflies it was summer and could take my pictures outside on a sunny day and they are so much better then these ones below that were taken inside.


Just like the my other tiny cards, i scored and made a fold with some cardstock. Place the top of the butterfly die just above the fold and run it through your die cut machine a few times. Next i cut the butterflies from cardstock.


I picked out a few pink inks and stamped the butterflies on the die cuts. Next i stamped the tiny Love You. I cut it out and punched a tiny whole. Then i adhered the die cut butterflies to the mini cards.



Last i added the twine and tags to the mini cards, adhere the tags with pop up dots.

Have a great day!

Dana

Stamps: PTI - Beautiful Butterfly, Love and Marriage
Dies: PTI - Beautiful Butterfly
Ink: Hero Arts - Bubble Gum. PTI: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy. A-Muse - Watermelon, Shell
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic Cream
Twine: May Arts




February 2, 2013

Moxie Fab World - Itty Bitty Card Challenge #3

Hi!

Yes, i know another card for Moxie Fab's Itty Bitty Card Challenge. Hey what can i say, the mini card bug bit me! Only one more and then i'm done and its on to some Valentine cards and projects!


This mini card is a little more traditional, but still not a square/rectangle.  It started with a frame die that i placed just above the fold of some cardstock. Instead of running it several times through my die cutting machine i only did it twice. That way the inner oval didn;t cut all the way through to the second layer.


I die cut the frame again from some pretty pattern paper and adhere it to the front. Next i stamped the sentiment at the bottom. Then i got out a small piece of transparency and stamped it with a women silhouette. I added some very light pink pearls to her hair. I adhered the transparency to the back of the front and wa-la a mini card and a window card!!


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: PTI: Simply Jane
Dies: PTI: Simply Jane
Ink: Stazon: Brown, PTI: Soft Stone
Pearls: A-Muse: Light Pink Pearls
Transparency: Recollections
Cardstock: PTI: Rustic Cream