Monday, September 30, 2013

Your Next Stamp Digital Stamp Launch Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp Digital Stamp Launch Blog Hop!  YNS has teamed up with Penny Johnson of Omnia Designs to bring an adorable and exclusive line of digital stamps for everyone to enjoy! 

Digital stamps are fabulous because you get instant gratification.  Once you place an order, you will have the ability to download the image from the YNS website, then you simply print it out and you’re good to go!  
All YNS digital stamps are .png files so you can easily resize them, print them out onto designer paper for paper piecing and so much more!

If you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived from Bonnie’s blog.  To start the hop, head over to the Your Next Stamp blog.

We are releasing 11 adorable new images today!  If you hop along and leave comments on all of the DT blogs, you will have a chance to win one of the new images!  Every DT blog will have a winner!  You have until Thursday, October 3rd at 12 midnight (EST) to leave your comments.  The winners will be posted on the YNS Blog on Friday, October 4th.

Here is an adorable little treat bag I made using the sweet little digital stamp titled "Batty".
I printed my digi. out on 110lb plain white cardstock and then hit it with my heat gun to make sure it was completely dry, before I colored it using my Spectrum Noirs. Once I got it all colored, I then added some aged black embossing enamel, by Stampendous around my edges. I framed my image with a little piece of black coredinations, Black Cat cardstock & my little piece of pattern paper is by DCWV, The Bewitched stack. I added, what I think was the perfect sentiment for this image "Batty for you" by My Pink stamper and finished it off by adding some "Tuxedo Black" bakers twine by Timeless Twine.

Now it’s time to hop on over to Deborah's blog, but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go!  Happy hopping and shopping!

PND Challenge Time~ "Back In Time" - Create a vintage project

Happy Monday everyone, what happened to the weekend, hope you all had a good one!? Because it's Monday that means it's another start to a new challenge over at The Paper Nest Doll Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge is "Back In Time" ~ create a vintage inspired creation. Here is my project....

For me this image "WashBoard Ellie", is vintage all on its own, I love how she is using her little washboard and metal bucket to do her laundry. I used my Spectrum Noirs to color in this sweet digi.  I then added some vintage inspired digital paper and some tea-dye distress ink by Tim Holtz around the edges of my image, to make it stand out a little more. I also framed my image using some Prima roses and orange swirly rhinestones. The silver elements are actually re-purposed from my bridal bouquet and the yellow lace ribbon was from my ribbon stash.
Christine will choose one lucky person by random who shares their vintage creations with us to win this fabulous Prize!
I think this is such a fun and out of the box challenge, I cant wait to see what everyone creates! I hope you all have awesome day and thanks for stopping by!! Also be sure to check out my post from earlier, to see a sneak peek at my YNS DT project for the new Digital stamp release and get the details for the bloghop on Oct. 1st.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

YNS~ Sneak Peek~New Digital Stamp Line

Hello all my crafty friends!! As you all know, I have been chosen to be apart of  the YNS new Digital Stamp DT. I am here to share with you a little sneak peek picture of my project for the new release bloghop starting on Oct. 1st and goes through Oct. 3rd., here is my little teaser picture....
To see the full project, you will have to hop with us on Oct. 1st, you wont be disappointed, believe me!!! There will be 11 adorable new images released and I am NOT exaggerating when I say adorable. There will amazing inspiration and prizes, so be sure to join us! Until then I hope you all have a fantastic day!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PPPR Design Team Day: Enjoy The Ride

Happy Wednesday to all my crafty friends! It's that time of the month again where I get to share a creation I made using my PPPR files. I love how bright and colorful this card is and how easy and quick it was to put together. Well here it is......
I only used the Patriotic Balloon, cutting file on my card and did you know it's available in the $0.99 section of the store!?
Patriotic Balloon Cutting Files
All my papers and brads and rhinestones are from Echo Park (a perfect summer). My Enjoy the Ride sentiment is from CTMH CC1020 It's Your Day, Constant Campaign Stamp set. The little sentiment on the scalloped tag is from My Craft Spot, Tiny Tags 3 stamp set and Tiny Tags metal dies. I also used some yummy Lemonade Yellow Timeless Twine. I think that about sums it up. Before I head out, I just want to remind you all about the current challenge going on over at PPPR.
Just submit a project using your PPPR files and follow this months theme which is "Birthday"!
Thank you all for stopping by and have an awesome day!

Monday, September 23, 2013


The winner is
Goodness! That is one cute Elephant! I love the party hat...soooo cute1 I am following your blog, The Paper Nest Dolls blog and their FB page. Thank you for the chance to win the blog candy!

Happy Birthday to Lisa!

Simply Silhouette
aka: Cricut Chick
                    Julie Please email me to find out how you can claim your prize!!
Big thanks to everyone who joined the hop and helped us celebrate Lisa's Birthday!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

PPPR Birthday Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Birthday Blog Hop!! Today we are celebrating Lisa's (owner/designer of PPPR) birthday! She had a plan for this hop, but we (the Design Team plus guests) have a plan of our OWN because we LOVE her!!!! ;) We are all making special birthday projects using some files from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store AND since birthdays are all about celebrating with friends and giving gifts, we decided to add guests to the lineup and giveaway a TON of prizes!! These awesome prizes include fun twine, stamp sets and gift certificates to some of our favorite crafty stores!! You seriously do NOT want to miss a single stop in this hop!! If you are coming to here from Julie's blog you are in the right place! If you have just stumbled upon this hop, make sure to head back to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog! But remember - and this is important! - Lisa does NOT have the correct lineup on her blog, because she doesn't know there has been a few ADDITIONS to the lineup thanks to her DT!! SURPRISE, Lisa!! :) Lisa will direct you to the correct blog, but after that please disregard her lineup!! Now onto my project!!
Files Used
Safari Love Cutting FilesLayered Labels 1 Cutting FilesBirthday Panda Cutting Files
Of course Lisa has an awesome package to give away to one lucky hopper!!
Blog Hop Candy...I tried to add more for this one since it's my birthday.  I'm also going to try to come up with a special freebie. :)

For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and also leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also 'LIKE' Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, September 24th. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses please.
Also because it's Lisa's Birthday she is giving this sweet File away as a Freebie but only during the Hop!!
With our blog hop also comes a new Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Challenge!! The theme of the challenge is Birthday and you can link up your projects at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog until Sunday, October 12th for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store. We can't wait to see what you create using PPPR files!!

1.  The project must be Birthday themed.  Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the focus of the project.
2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Birthday Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group (link this to
3.  You can enter as many different Birthday projects as you want for more chances to win.
4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, October 12th, 2013.
5.  One random winner of a $10 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013.

       My Blog Candy is being sponsored by The Paper Nest Dolls
Prize: $25.00 Gift Certificate to The Paper Nest Dolls online Store
Just to give you an idea how awesome this gift certificate is, if you are the winner of this prize you can get either 3 rubber stamps of your choice or 8 digital stamps.
Rules to winning this candy:
1.) Follow my Blog
if you don't follow these rules you wont be qualified to win!
Now onto the next stop in the hop!! Head on over to Jessica's blog!! Here is the CORRECT hop lineup in case you get lost along the way!!
Barb ~
Julie K. ~
Brianna ~
NEXT----> Jessica Esch ~
Candace ~
Monica ~
Jeanne ~
Emma ~
Melisa ~
Nanne ~
Nicole ~
Kathy ~
Shannon ~
Sarah ~
Tanya ~
Ana Maria ~

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Halloween Fun: TT + Peachy Keen = AMAZING

Hello Everyone, I am up over on the Timeless Twine Blog today with our fun cross promo with Peachy Keen Stamps. I am going to be honest with you all, I was like a little kid at Christmas when I found out we were going to be teaming up with Peachy Keen Stamps. I have been a long time admirer of theirs and even subscribe to the monthly Stamp of the Month kit they have and of course you all know how I feel about Timeless Twine, I LOVE it!
Timeless Twine and Peachy Keen stamps for me, go together like "coffee with cream", but better!! I have three different projects to share with you all and they are all Halloween,  which happens to be my favorite holiday ever.
Card #1
For this card I used PK-637 Lisa Jean Halloween
Pumpkin Orange: Timeless Twine
I used this same stamp set for card #2
Key Lime Sorbet: Timeless Twine
Here are the products used for these two cards:
Image of Pumpkin Orange Bakers Twine ~ Timeless Twine™
Image of Timeless Twine Sorbet Collection - Choose your color
Card #3
Products used for this card:
Halloween Bakers Twine: Timeless Twine
Sentiment: Pink Hippo Stamps : Mummy Love
Image of Halloween Baker's Twine - 10 yd Mini Spool
Image of Mummy love
Be sure to head on over and check out the Peachy Keen blog today as well because they have designers posting everyday to share their twine and stamp creations just click HERE. If you are interested in any of the products I used on my cards just click on the product names under my creations :) I want to thank you all for stopping by and I really hope you enjoyed be three projects!
Until next time

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Paper Nest Doll Challenge: "Happy Fall, Ya'll"

Happy Monday everyone, I can't believe the weekend it already over, when did that happen!? Well, being that it's Monday, I have one exciting thing to look forward to and that's, that there is another challenge being started over at The Paper Nest Doll Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge is titled " Happy Fall, Ya'll", Fall is definitely upon us here in Northern MN. Okay, so here is my fall project....

My adorable sweet image is titled "Build a Scarecrow", I used the digi but she is also available in rubber, as is all of the other stamps over in the shop. I colored her in using my Spectrum Noirs alcohol markers after I had cut my image out using my Silhouette Cameo. I used some yummy Natural and Pumpkin Orange Timeless Twine.
Other items:
Stick Pin
Misc. Leaves
Prima Rose
Everyone who joins in on our challenge will have the chance to win this fabulous prize pack, yes that is a Papernest Doll Stamp in there, the winner will be able choose the fall stamp of their choice. One lucky winner will be chosen by random but you have to enter our challenge and follow the theme.
I hope you all have a great day and a great week and I can't wait to see your creations!!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Timeless Twine New Colors release: Autumn Splendor!

Happy Saturday Everyone, I hope you are all having a great start to your weekend! I am so excited to share with you today the new color release from Timeless Twine called Autumn Splendor. I made a cute little Halloween card to show of and share the new color with you.
 Here is the new color up close.
Doesn't it just scream Autumn!? If you are interested in getting this fabulous new color or any of the other fabulous colors just head on over to Bella Creationz.
Did you know that Stacy has tons of other fabulous things available in her store and not just twine!? You can get...bags, tags, clothes pins, labels, envelopes, wooden buttons, and the list goes on!! I hope you will all go and pop by to see all the wonderful products, you will not regret it and its really reasonably priced!!
Thank you all for stopping by, have a crafty day.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

PPPR Design Team Day: Spooky Fun!

Movie Monsters 1 Cutting Files
Happy Wednesday everyone!! I am so ready for it to be 5:00pm that means end of work day and tomorrow off :) I don't want today to go by to fast though because it's time for another PPPR design team day. I have some fun little card/treat bags to share with you that I am making for my four little cousins using a newly release file by PPPR.
I think they are too cute, I grew up watching these "Movie Monsters" and they are just iconic characters in the horror movie category. These little spooky cuties are from the newly released file called Movie Monsters 1 and I used the cutting files. I used the print and cut feature on my Silhouette and just print & cut out my little guys and then un-grouped and selected certain elements that I knew I wanted to pop up, to give more dimension. I used some fun little Kraft paper bags from Bella Creationz and stamped them up using some Halloween stamps I had lying around(Studio G, My Pink Stamper & My Craft Spot). There is also a little surprise element on my creations, however you will have to pop by my blog on Saturday to find out what it is.
Do you all just love PPPR as much as I do, well your in luck, there is a Design Team Call
going on until Sept. 22nd. Make sure you head on over to check out the details. This is such an amazing team to be on, it truly is like a 2nd family, you wont regret throwing your name in the hat!!
Also don't forget to enter my SURPRISE GIVEAWAY, there is still time, just click HERE to find out more information.
Hope you all have a fantastic day!!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

GIVEAWAY + Welcoming a "NEW" stamp company: Pink Hippo Stamps

TGIF Everyone, have you all been waiting for this day to arrive as much as I have!? I am here to share some really EXCITING news with you all. My really good friend Debbie has started her own stamp company called Pink Hippo Stamps! Right now she has four different Halloween stamp sets available for purchase, they are pre-order right now but she just got word from manufacturer that they are being shipped, so should arrive next week. Here are the four sets she has available...
Image of Witchy woman
Image of Zombie love
Image of Mummy love
Image of Friendly Franky
All these sets sell for 14.99 a piece either wise if you want all four there is a bundle price. You can also head on over and like Pink Hippo Stamps on Facebook just click HERE. For the Pink Hippo Stamps Blog just click HERE. I am now going to share with you four cards I made using these wonderful and fun new stamps.

See how cute they look all colored up!! Make sure you head on over to get your NOW before they are all gone.
I will also be doing a GIVEAWAY but the prize is going to be a surprise ;) I will draw one person using to win it, but of course there are some rules.
1. Head on over to Pink Hippo Stamps Facebook Page and hit Like
2. Come back to my blog and let me know you did so
Easy Peasy right :)
I will give everyone until Sept. 26th to get their name entered for the prize and then I will pick a winner!!
Thank you all for stopping by, please be sure to show my friend some love, the better the response she gets that means more stamps and new designs in the future, lets help support her.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Many Thanks

Happy Wednesday to all my crafty friends! It's my day to post over at the Timeless Twine Blog, one of my favorite times of the month!! I am going to share a sweet little fall card I made, considering it's right around the corner, YIPPEE!!
Colors of twine used on my card are: Lemonade Yellow & Natural
Image of Lemonade Yellow Bakers Twine by Timeless Twine™
Image of Natural Baker's Twine by Timeless Twine
I just sporadically laid out my Natural twine and adhered a couple spots down with glossy accents, I wanted it to be flowing like it was a windy fall day. My little bow under my button I used both colors of twine. My sweet little image is from The Paper Shelter, they have some of the sweetest images, I colored her using my Spectrum Noirs.
 I hope you all enjoyed my fun little fall card and I hope it puts you in the mood for a new season, I know it does me!! Hope you all have a fantastic day and I will see you all again soon.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Clean & Simple: The Paper Nest Doll Challenge Blog

Happy Labor Day Monday everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your extra day off this week!! Today starts a new challenge over at The Paper Nest Doll Challenge Blog, this weeks challenge is all about Clean and Simple, here is the card I came up with.
My sweet little image is "Playing Dress Up", and is available as either a stamp or a digi, as is all of the other stamps Christine has in her store. This card was a little bit of a challenge for me only because I LOVE to embellish :) hehe.
Spectrum Noirs Used:
CR2, CR4, CR5
BT2, BT3, BT4
PP2, PP3
EB3, EB4, EB7, EB8
FS2,FS3, FS4, FS8
Make sure to link up your projects, because as always there is an awesome prize up for grabs.
There is the prize pack for de CAS challenge : echo parks Reflections!
One lucky person will be chosen at random to win this prize.
I hope you all decide to join in on our Clean and Simple challenge, I always love seeing what everyone comes up with. Have a fantastic day, I will see you all soon!!