Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fit for a Princess with TGF

Hello Everyone!
Just popping in with a quick card to share with you all...

First of all, I'd like to apologize for the photo quality.  As some of you have probably noticed, I haven't been blogging as much as usual.  I've been going through a breakup from a 7 year relationship and my life has been turned upside down!  It's DEFINITELY for the better but, my life has been CRAZY!  On May 7th, not only did I start school, I also found out that I was approved to move into the place I wanted on the 15th....well, with everything going on in my life, I didn't get into the place quite as soon as I had hoped and I just finished moving two days ago and have not yet found and unpacked my camera and photo tent...I still have SO much unpacking to do and I have a school assignment due tomorrow and two midterms next week...YIKES!

Anyway, I should get onto the card....
I used TGF's ADORABLE Princess No. 4.  I'm sure all of you have been in a pinch for a quick card at some time or another and I wanted to show you that you can create a cute quick card using TGF stamps and the Embossing Resist technique.  I don't know about you, but, it seems like half of the time I put into making a card is often spent on colouring the image and this is a great way to get around that!  I simply stamped the image with Versamark, heat embossed it, cut it out with Spellbinders Classic Ovals, and then sponged it with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spun Sugar.

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

Ribbon Carousel and TGF Joint Blog Hop!

The Ribbon Carousel Crew is happy to be teaming up the the designers from The Greeting Farm today for blog hop that is sure to impress!

 "The Ribbon crew LOVES ribbon! The only problem has been storage, until now! More than three years, 4 design changes, 4 raw material changes and 5 manufacturers later.....Ribbon Carousel presents to you, the ultimate in ribbon storage systems! It's called the Ribbon Carousel© because it looks like a carousel AND it spins around like a carousel! This brand New carousel is patent pending!"   
How exciting!  What's and we are excited to work with the fabulous Ribbon carousel Crew today during this FUN blog hop! 
I used the adorable Glimmer Bean from The Greeting Farm and the sentiment is from Sitting Lovely, also from The Greeting Farm.  I embellished using Twine by The Twinery in Caribbean from The Ribbon Carousel.

Now, lets talk about the prizes! 
One lucky blog hopper will win a ribbon carousel and one will win a choice of two 4x6 stamp set in either the clear or rubber line from The Greeting Farm!
There are TWO MORE prizes up for grabs!  We will be giving away a $10 gift certificate on the RIBBON CAROUSELFacebook page and The Greeting Farm will be giving away a 4x6stamp set on OUR Facebook page (winner's choice!)
Here's what you need to do to qualify for the Facebook prizes:
1. Head on over to the RCC Facebook page,look for the post about this blog hop and say hello there!  Be sure to "like" them if you haven't already!
2.Head on over to The Greeting Farm's Facebook pageand say hello there, too!  Be sure to "like" us, too!
3. Come back to the RIBBON CAROUSEL Facebook page and tell us you've done it!
4. Share the post on your Facebook page about this blog hop with a friend for an extra 
    chance to win! 

Lets get hoppin'!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Free Shipping at Paper and Such!

Hi there!
Just popping in with a quick post to let you all know that, in honour of Mother's Day, Paper and Such is offering free shipping in the US through May 13th!  They have tons of fabulous stamps and supplies so, head on over there and take a look!

Anyway, I hope you're having a great week!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sparkle Creations May Preview: Expecting Emily

Hey everyone!
Today marks the start of the May previews over at Sparkle Creations and today we have a SUPER cute image to reveal: 

Expecting Emily

I coloured Emily up with Copic Markers (Y21, Y23, Y26, E50, E51, E53, R02, BG10, BG11, R00, R11, R12, E40, E41) and paper-pierced around the perimeter.  Matting it on some retired cardstock from SU!  The papers are from the MME Follow Your Heart Be Happy 6x6 Paper Pad.  I stamped the sentiment from MSS on PTI Rustic White cardstock using SU! ink in Soft Sky (retired) and cut it out with one of the MFT Mini File Tab dies.  Last, I embellished with some twine from The Twinery in Carribean and a PTI Vintage Button in Soft Blush.

Be sure to visit all rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Expecting Emily.  Sparkle will be giving away Expecting Emily to one lucky person! For a chance to win, you need to comment on all of the designer's blogs (list below). Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Emily post. You have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced the following day!

Naomi Gong - May Guest Designer <-------You Are Here!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sparkle Creations Challenge #79: May Flowers

Hello everyone!
I hope your week is off to a great start so far!

I have some exciting news to share with you....I was asked to guest design for Sparkle Creations this month!

Today we have a challenge for you...May Flowers!

Instead of using flower embellishments, I decided to use an image with flowers in it...

Here's what I came up with:
I used Cherry Blossom Rin from Sparkle Creations.  Isn't she SO cute?!  Well, if you have been following me for a may know that I've spent time in Japan and have a bit of a soft spot for all things, of course, I ADORE all of the Rin stamps from SCRS!

I used some retired papers from the Basic Grey Boxer collection. I coloured Rin up with Copics (C3, C5, C7, C9, E50, E51, E53, R02, E55, E57, E59, B95, B97, B99, R24, R27, R29, E44, Y21, Y23, Y26)) and paper-pieced her dress.  I then cut the image out with Spellbinders Classic Circles, sponging it with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Old Paper.  I added some machine stitching and finished off the card with a seam binding bow and some pearls.

Anyway, head on over to the Sparkle Creations Blog to see the challenge details and check out what the other girls came up with!

I hope you'll play along!

Happy Stamping!


Cheeky Inspiration

***This is my second post today.  Please click here to see the Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful Challenge Post!***

Hi everyone!  
Well, I hope your week is off to a great start!

I just wanted to pop in and share a cute card that I made using Cheeky Geeky from The Greeting Farm!
I think this would be the perfect card to give that special teacher!

Here it is:
I used papers from the MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally 6x6 Paper Pad.  Cheeky Geeky was stamped on White PTI cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured using Copic Markers (E55, E57, E59, E50, E51, E53, YR14, YR16, YR18, BG11, BG13, BG15, C00, C1).  To finish it all off, I did some stitching, added some twine from The Twinery in Caribbean and a Vintage Button from PTI.  The sentiment is from the Hippie Chic stamp set from Market Street Stamps and was stamped in SU! Classic Ink in Cajun Craze.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bring Back Beautiful - The Beauty of the Garden

Hello everyone!  
Well, can you believe it's time for another Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful Challenge?  Crazy, I know!

As spring begins to sprout in many parts of the world - let's honour Mother Nature by showing off the beauty of what we find in the garden. Pick your favorite flower and make it the centerpiece of your card or creation! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge creations on the Flourishes Blog to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB22. You have until May 31 to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we'll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog! Our favourite Beauty from this challenge will also be asked to join the team for the next challenge, so play along and let's see all those beautiful Garden creations!!

Here's what I came up with:
My favourite flowers are orchids...especially phalaenopsis or "moth" orchids so, I decided to use the Flourishes From the Garden stamp set.  The papers are from the MME Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks 6x6 Paper Pad.  I stamped the orchid image on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured it using Copic Markers (Colour Collections pictured below).  I added some stitching and embellished this card with some seam binding, pearls, and some Ivory Scalloped Lace Trim.

I used the following Copic Marker Colour Collections from Flourishes:

I used Iwona Palamountain's Sketchbook Saturday Sketch #58:

Anyway, I hope you'll join us, this month, for the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge over at the Flourishes Blog...I can't wait to see all of your BEAUTIFUL entries!

Happy Stamping!