Monday, November 28, 2011

Little Treasures Technique Tuesday Blog Hop


Welcome to the Little Treasures Blog Hop!  The Technique Tuesday’s Stamping Techs are blog hopping again!

This month, we are playing with Technique Tuesday’s Little Treasures stamp sets.  These affordable little stamp sets are a great way to try out Technique Tuesday’s stamps. They sell for just $2.99 each. There are SO many styles to choose from...  flowers, snowflakes, sentiments, banners, Ali Edwards’ handwriting and LOTS more!!

My card:

 Close up:

For my card, I used the sets Flurry and Message in a Banner.  I used the banners to make my trees.  I heat embossed the trees and snowflakes in white on my patterned paper.  Added lots of shimmery glitz to my card:  metal stars, rhinestone stickers, "snow", and embossing.

Flurry:                                       Message in a Banner:

Be sure to check out the blogs of everyone taking part in today’s blog hop!!

Kris  **** You are here! ***

We want to give some Little Treasures stamps to two of you out there today.
From the comments received on all the blogs, we will pick one lucky person to win the Love Makes the World Go Round stamp set:

We’ll also pick one person to win the A Million and One by Ali Edwards stamp set:

You don’t need to comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win. But the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

Comments must be posted by midnight on Nov. 30th. The winner will be announced on Dec. 1st sometime on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


I love the CAS challenge on SCS.  This week was a great sketch...  I had to make two cards!  Check it out HERE.

First card using Paper Smooches stamps:

Second card using Technique Tuesday stamps: 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Hello!  I am sharing a card that I made for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge.

Our inspiration photo:

My card:

I was inspired by several things:
1.  The colors.  Lime green, aqua, and greys.
2.  The fabric texture.  For my background, I inked a piece of screen and pressed my cardstock into it.
3.  The images.  I drew lines around the flower clusters, and I kept the layout of my card similar to the photo.

Both the flower cluster and the sentiment are from the FREE digi stamps that Paper Smooches offers.  You can find ALL the free digi stamps HERE

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Hello! Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!

This is our inspirations photo:
And here is my card:

I was inspired by several things:
1.  The unusual colors.  Deep Bluish Purple, Orangy Red, Peachy Pink, and Cream.
2.  The fabic theme.  I embossed my background to give it a fabric texture, and also did the pinking shears.
3.  The images.  I repeated the cupcakes and stacked them up, similar to the apples in the photo.

I decided to use one of the Paper Smooches digital images for my card.  Kim offers different FREE digital images each month and are only available for that month.  This cupcake was from July 2011, and the "For You" sentiment on the flag (from My Guy) is this months current freebie.   My printer ink was low...  and my images ending up printing a grey color...  but I decided that I liked it like that and used them anyway!!!  A happy mistake.  :)

 I prettied up the cupcakes by adding glossy accents to the cherries, and Frosted Lace Stickes to the frosting.   They are so pretty in person!  The cake pedestal was made with a scallop border die from QuicKutz, and the Word Window punch from SU.

I had so much fun making this card!  Hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Silent Night


I made this card for the CAS143 Challenge on SCS.  It is based off a sketch.

I picked up the new holiday color Tim Holtz Distress Inks the other day.  This is my first time using them.  Just a super quick card.  It is a fun sketch!  Sentiment and snowflakes are from the Good Cheer by Ali Edwards set from Technique Tuesday.  The tree is from Patterned Pines by Stampin' Up.

I had a hard time getting a decent pic...  really not happy with this one either, but it is what it is...

Thanks for stopping by!!

CAS-ual Fridays Redo

Back again...  I just had to redo my card for the CAS-ual Fridays "Over The Edge" Challenge!  My original card HERE just seemed TOO BUSY to be CAS, and the monkey got lost in the background paper.

Ahhhh, so much better!!

The orange twine is a RAK from my friend Char, and the cloud paper and polka dot paper are both from my friend Lisa.  Thank you, girlies!!  :)

Side by side:

Check out the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge here:

I feel much better now.  :)  Thanks for visiting today!

CAS-ual Fridays

Hello!  I have a card to share that I made for the CAS-ual Fridays "Over The Edge" Challenge.

I chose a big balloon as my element to go "over the edge".  The balloon is from the George Cricut cartridge.   I thought the background paper from October Afternoon's Campfire line was just perfect for this card.  I wanted it to look like the monkey was being carried away by the balloon!

 The monkey is from the fun Changito Birthday set by Stampendous.

Clouds were made using cloud die from Papertrey Ink.  Sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Check out the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge here:

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Hello!  I am sharing a card that I made for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  I've been wanting to play along with this challenge, and managed to get my card done just in time!  The Paper Smooches images are just so cute...  they make me happy!  :)

Here is my card:

This was our inspiration photo:

I used the colors orange, brown and green, and made my card in the shape of a tree.  The tree top was cut with a nestie die.  The tree trunk was cut free handed.  I used dies to cut the balloons and the clouds.  The bird was stamped with Stazon ink and colored with a blender pen and ink.

The baker's twine is the twine that the Paper Smooches stamps come packaged in!!!  How cool is that?  :)

Thanks for stopping by today!