Jul 31, 2015

Has it been 2 weeks...

Two weeks sure do fly by...it seems like ages since I last posted. I've been busy crafting...not much in cards though.


Image is Girl with Tutu in Love by Eastwind
Paper is Let's Polka by Lawn Fawn


CHALLENGES:

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I just got back from a week trip to Orlando for a scrapbooking retreat with a group of girls that have been together for the past 8 years. It's the same group of girls but we switch locations almost every year....we've been to Pennsylvania, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois and Florida. We have Ohio, Maine, Nevada, and Washington to go! 



These MudLOVE braclets were made for us by Vanessa's daughter...love them and the MudLOVE message, which you can check out HERE.

I completed 18 pages and 2 mini books by Kathy King (Orta), ate Conch Fritters and Buffalo Gator (both were delish) and had a fun and relaxing weekend....can't wait to do it again next year!

Jul 14, 2015

Something Country

This card was made for the weekly challenge at  Loves Rubberstamps and the theme was Something Country. Sadly, we found out this morning the online store and blog have been temporarily closed due to family matters. Wishing Laura and her family the best and hopefully the store/blog will be re-opened soon.


I just love the TGF Big Anyas and Anya Blooms was perfect for the challenge. Just a little gingham and some sunflowers turned this into "country" without really trying.


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Jul 12, 2015

LRS July 12th Sunday Blog Hop

Happy Sunday and WELCOME to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift VoucherWe will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs.

I thought I'd give this fun die some double-time this month....I'm out to prove to myself there is more than one way to use a die.


The following items were used to make this card and can be found at the Loves Rubberstamps online store:



You can start the hop at Laura's blog or continue on to Rebecca's blog HERE. These weekly hops are so much fun because you get to see some wonderful projects. If you just arrived from Lydia's blog you probably saw her instructional video...cute, right?!!

Laura Love - Loves Rubberstamps Blog

Jul 5, 2015

LRS July 5th Sensational Sunday Blog Hop

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone had a fun and safe time celebrating the 4th of July yesterday....maybe you went to a parade, got together with friends and family, and saw fireworks? We had family over and grilled out, which is always a great way to celebrate Independance Day!

 On to today's Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift VoucherWe will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs. Here is what I've made for this week's hop...


Laura Love - Loves Rubberstamps Blog

Jun 30, 2015

LRS #158 Let's Celebrate!

Happy Tuesday! The challenge this week at Loves Rubberstamps is LET'S CELEBRATE and I can't think of a bigger or better celebration than the 4th of July!


The following products can be found at the Loves Rubberstamps online store:



How to play:
Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of the Loves Rubberstamps post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC158.  This challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want.

Deadline:
The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, July 6th.

Prize Information:
One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog!

There are two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store
$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

Thanks for stopping by and whether it be a holiday, birthday, wedding, baby, etc....there are lots of reason to make a project with a LET'S CELEBRATE theme....feel free to link your project HERE.


CHALLENGES:
Clear it Out: Theme: Your Style/Stash: Fav craft product (whipped spackle and glitter)
Corrosive Challenge: #227 Leave a little sparkle (glittered hair bow and star)

Jun 28, 2015

LRS June 28th Sunday Blog Hop

Happy Sunday and WELCOME to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift VoucherWe will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs.

I've been wanting this die for the past 6 months and finally convinced myself to purchase it because our family has so many nieces, nephews, and friends with school aged children. I know I'll be getting plenty of use out of it! For this card I used both the graduation hat and circle confetti pieces. I have to admit I was a bit nervous thinking the confetti was going to stick to the dies, but they came out like a charm! As an FYI, there are 3 additional confetti shapes to this set. 


The following items can be found at the Loves Rubberstamps online store:


You can start the hop at Laura's blog or continue on to Rebecca's blog HERE. These weekly hops are so much fun because you get to see some wonderful projects. If you just arrived from Lydia's blog you probably saw her instructional video....inspirational, right?!!

Laura Love - Loves Rubberstamps Blog

Jun 25, 2015

It's been a while...

It seems like its been ages since I made a card just to make a card...so I thought I'd take a little time out of my day to color this sweet TGF freebie from a few months ago to join in a few challenges. 


 After a failed attempt at stamping a chevron pattern on the inside of the circle, I pulled out my MFT Concentric Circle stencil and DI weathered wood to create a pattern to break up the plain white cardstock. There's also a sweet seashell border that was inked with DI spun sugar and glitter-ized.


CHALLENGES:
Corrosive Challenge: #227 Leave a little sparkle
Crafty Gals Corner: #25 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Lil Red Wagon: #295 Cute as a Button
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say hi, your comments are always appreciated.

Jun 21, 2015

LRS June 21st Sunday Blog Hop

Happy Sunday and Happy Father's Day to all those hard working and dedicated fathers who are often overlooked, my own hubs included. Today is also Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift VoucherWe will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs. Here is what I've made for this week's hop...

I think I need to get a new light source to take better pictures because these really are the cutest little tags. The Frantage embossing powders look fabulous with the gold glitter mixed in.

 


The following items can be found at the Loves Rubberstamps online store:


You can start the hop at Laura's blog or continue on to Rebecca's blog HERE. These weekly hops are so much fun...not only do you get to see some wonderful projects, but Lydia almost always posts an instructional video too!

Laura Love - Loves Rubberstamps Blog