Saturday, June 30, 2012

On a roll...

I was on a bit of a roll working in advance on some projects... but that meant I was behind in my OWH cards!  So I decided I would do a few more today to get my box ready to send off to Kris.  I ended up with 54 cards to send-- every little bit helps so I shouldn't be so sad about it!  That will go in the mail tomorrow.  I did whip out my new stamp set... it's soooooooooooooooo cute!  I am in love with Pink By Design Stamps...I wish that money grew on trees so I could own all of their sets because they are sooooo cute!  But this one...well two actually called my name so I had to have them!

Paper black SU, green idk?, white Neenah
Colored with copics

Friday, June 29, 2012

Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot!

Hello!  Happy Friday Everyone!  It's the weekend!  Whooohooooo!  I hope you're all having a great day.  Nothing new here in good ole MN which is fine by me.   I found some challenges that I simply needed to enter and this card kinda cracks me up!

Cut is from Fun in the Sun cricut lite cart
Paper I believe is Echo Park
Hilarious sentiment is from Scrappy Moms and embossed
Ribbon is from my stash
Face is from Peachy Keen Stamps--well I should say just the mouth

Challenges Entered :)

My Craft Spot: Summery

Paper Playtime: Anything goes + Sentiment

Made Especially For You:  Heat emboss

Cardz TV: Summer Fun

Amuse Studio: Summer

Tuesday Throwdown: Gingham

Pink By Design: Keep It Cool

Thursday, June 28, 2012

So Happy Together...

So who's all singing?  So happy together... I know that's all that's stuck in my head every time I look at this digi!  This image cracks me up!  Love it.  There's a new challenge over at Fresh Brewed Designs and it's a sketch challenge.  I found this one super difficult to work with but here is what I ended up with :) I used a newer embossing folder that I really like and I tried some washi tape for the first time-- pretty cool stuff! 

Subway Art!

I hope you are here from stopping over with my friends at Ginger Snap Scraps and you figured out that we are highlighting the oh so popular Subway art.  I decided to break a few rules and use some stamps to create my subway art-- which I'm sure many others have done but I thought I would give it a try! I decided to go with a winter/holiday/Christmas type theme and found the perfect supplies at Ginger Snap Scraps!  I used the Echo Park Holly Jolly paper padBug Bites Stamps: Mistletoe, and Twine from the Twinery.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

It's all about monkeys!

It's time for the Midweek Throwdown with my friends at Operation Write Home.  It's a monkey challenge my friends so pull out your die cuts or stamps that showcase monkeys!  You know you want to!  I hope you enjoy my card!  So glad to be back in the blogging world :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Day 2: Ginger Snap Scraps

Welcome to our Summer Blog Hop Day 2 with the Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team! This weekend we will be featuring projects all about Summer! We hope you enjoy all of the awesome projects done and find some summer inspiration. Happy Summer! II hope you had a great time at the hop yesterday :)

If you came from Cori at the Ginger Snap Scraps blog then you are in the right spot!

Here's my project another fun one! I am always looking for a fun fold and I think this one is super fun!! I found the instructions Here. Ginger Snap Scraps store is where you can find the awesome paper used on this card. This card us being linked up for the Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge

Card Open Standing Up

Card Lying Down

Lying Down Flipped

Supplies Used!

Your next stop on the hop is Patty!

We hope you enjoy our Summer Blog Hop!

Cori is giving away 2--$10 gift card to Ginger Snap Scraps! Don't forget to stop on over and leave some love on the Ginger Snap Scraps blog!

Here is the entire line up in case you get lost.


Friday, June 22, 2012

Ginger Snap Scraps Summer Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Summer Blog Hop with the Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team! This weekend we will be featuring projects all about Summer! We hope you enjoy all of the awesome projects done and find some summer inspiration. Happy Summer! And don't forget to hop on by on Sunday too!

If you came from Cori at the Ginger Snap Scraps blog then you are in the right spot!

Here's my project.. it's so simple BUT sooooo cute! Yep I just tooted my own horn. But I am always looking for creative little notes for my staff or co-workers-- and this will be perfect! I am only showing you one but I whipped up a dozen in no time flat :) Ginger Snap Scraps store is where you can find just about everything used in this card!

Supplies Used!
Ribbon: Sarah's hand dyed seam binding.  Dyed with Squeezed Lemonade

Your next stop on the hop is Patty!

We hope you enjoy our Summer Blog Hop!

Cori is giving away 2--$10 gift card to Ginger Snap Scraps! Don't forget to stop on over and leave some love on the Ginger Snap Scraps blog!

Here is the entire line up in case you get lost.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Link Up for Pink: Challenge #3


Challenge #3 with my friends over at Link Up for Pink is up and ready friends and will run for 2 weeks! Your project needs to be a Breast Cancer Awareness. Please create anything you wish, but make sure it has Pink. I do hope you decide to join us! There will be some awesome prizes from our two fantastic sponsors!

Bugaboo Stamps will be offering 7 digi stamps for our winner! Love it!

3 Girl JAM
3 Girl Jam will be offering a special pink bundle of crinkle ribbon and some twine!

And here's my project created using a digi image from Bugaboo Stamps and some awesome Pink Crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl Jam!

Outside of Card

Inside of card

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sassy coffee cup holdin' woman!

Ahhhh I love a good challenge and my friends at Fresh Brewed Designs are having a challenge today!  It's a color challenge-- I bet you can guess the, yellow, and teal--yep I think I pulled off those colors just fine!  I colored up some images the last couple of weeks while chillin' at the hospital with my DH and FIL waiting while my MIL had couple of surgeries--she's doing awesome now and was released yesterdayand this sassy lady was the perfect addition for my card today!  Hope you love it!

This sentiment cracks me up!  It says "I don't have a problem with caffeine, i have a problem without it"

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Just Keep Swimming

Ah back to crafting...that's a good thing-- sure beats spending time at the hospital!  I am so looking forward to a quiet weekend doing absolutely nothing...well maybe I'll craft a little.  Yesterday was an awesome day for me!  I won some stamps from Unity Stamp Company and if that wasn't amazing enough...hello they arrived today!  So I simply had to ink up this set!  And I decided it had been way tooooo long since I've played with my friends over at Chick Challenges with Ippity so I tried to create a card to match their sketch challenge!

The Details
Paper: Neenah Solar White and SU! Basic Black, DSP...not sure
Colored with Copics and TH Distress Ink in Broken China
Stamps: Unity Ippity! 
Twine: The Twinery
Ribbon: The $ Tree

Friday, June 15, 2012

Doodlebug Design!

Hello friends!  The  fabulous Design Team over at Ginger Snap Scraps is showcasing Doodlebug today!   I am sure you won't be disappointed if you stop on over and check out the awesome projects they have to share with you :)  This card was soooooooooooooooooo fun to make.  I hope you love it as much as I do!
Oh and almost all of the products used on this card can be purchased with Cori at Ginger Snap Scraps Store--stop over today as there's a great sale going on!  Who doesn't love 30% off!  I know I do!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Save The Hooters!

Oh my goodness these owls are so stinkin' adorable!! Yet they send an awesome message!  Save The Hooters  is from Fresh Brewed Designs. This set is not one of their digi stamps-- it's cling mounted rubber.  I used one of the sentiments from the set to create my background paper.  In case it's hard to read it says, "Save the hooters."

The details
Image: Save the Hooters from Fresh Brewed Designs
Colored with Copics
Paper from SU and PTI
Twine: Trendy Twine (seriously I love this soooo much)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dairy Day

Hello friends!  It's Dairy Day with the fabulous Design Team over at Ginger Snap Scraps and I know you'll find some awesome cards!  I know for me creating cones and other ice cream goodies is the best way for me to enjoy them if you know what I mean!  :)  Too much information I am sure!  Who's not excited for a big ole ice cream cone!

I created this card using the Cricut cartridge Cricut Once Upon a Princess  for the ice cream cone, paper used is from  Basic Grey , all edges were highlighted using Tim Holtz distress inks and the sentiment is from Joys Life Stamps.  And all of these awesome products can be purchased with Cori at Ginger Snap Scraps Store--stop over today as there's a great sale going on!  Who doesn't love 30% off!  I know I do!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team Call

Welcome to the Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team call!!

We are looking for a group of crafters who love to create and share what they love to do!

Design Team Requirements:

Design team members are required to complete and post one new project to their blog every other week and participate in one blog hop on the last weekend of each month. You must use brands on your projects that can be found in the store. Please see the store for a list of our brands  We will ask you to share blog hops and your blog postings on your social media pages and post the Ginger Snap Scraps button on your blog.

This DT call is open for US and Canada and is a three month term from August-October.

To apply for the design team call, please email the questions below to  by  Sunday, July 1st midnight EST.

Along with the questions below, please submit two new projects, never seen or published before-we want to see your original and fresh work!  They can be any kind of project, a card, a scrapbook page, an alteration, etc.


Why do you want to join the Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team?

What other Design Teams are you currently or have you previously been on? (Previous DT experience is not required)

How long have you been crafting?

What are your favorite crafts to make (cards, scrapbook pages, rubber stamping, Cricut/Cameo, etc.)

Tell us a little bit about yourself besides crafting!

Thank you for applying!

*Ginger Snap Scraps will not be supplying DT members will supplies for projects. Simply using the same brands as the ones we carry with be fine. DT members will receive many perks and free goody packages for their term along with a 10% discount on all store purchases.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Let's go to the Hop!

Welcome to the Malt Shoppe Hop, brought to you by the fabulous design teams of Made Especially For You and Ginger Snap Scraps!

Thank you for joining us for this sweet blog hop full of tasty, crafty projects! Along the way you'll see a variety of projects and have the chance to enter for a chance to win some delicious treats! If you just came across the hop and would like to start from the beginning, please visit Made Especially For You.

I hope you are looking for some sweet treats on this hop!  And it's all about ice cream, malts, shakes, cones, sundaes, etc!  I am so sad with my poor picture--the cherry on the top is super cute... and this picture just doesn't quite show it-- it's all shiny and red and awesome :)  I dipped it in embossing powder a few times to get a quick shine!  My card is cut from my Cricut using the Birthday Bash cartridge.  The paper in the solid colors is from bazzill love the fun colors they offer!  The great polka dots are from a sheet of paper made by Echo Park.  While looking through my paper stacks I think I have a small addiction to polka dots these days :)  The super cute sentiment is from Joy's Life Stamps and it was stamped using Tim Holtz distress ink ink Antique Linen--it's the perfect color for just about any project!

I hope you enjoyed my card!  Please hop on over to my friend Janea's blog at Recollection Alley

We have five generous and fabulous sponsors giving away prizes for our hop. Let's see what they're serving :)

Adams Acres - $20 gift certificate

As Cute As A Button - $25 gift certificate

Paper Piecings by Nikki - $25 gift certificate

Scraptastical Kreations - $20 gift certificate

The Stamping Boutique - 3 images of the winner's choice


You have until Sunday June 10th at midnight to comment. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday June 12th at Made Especially For You.

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:
Ashley -
Cori -
Eileen -
Ashley -
Susie -
Jessica -
Robin -
Kate -
Karen -
Gabrielle -
Laura -
Ann -
Kristy -
Patty -
Pam -
Barb -
Cyndy -
Sarah - (you are here :))
Janea - (Next stop)
Connie -
Maria -
Missy -

Thanks for hopping along with us! :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


I know I'm always looking for a simple card designs and this tends to be one that I LOVE to use for weddings.  It's simple and I think it ends up looking lovely no matter what color you use for the background etc.  I used Bazzill cardstock, Kaiser Craft Wedding stamps, and charcoal twine from The Twinery.  I also used my very first Cuttlebug folder for this card and it ripped still very usable of course but still!  All of the products I used for this card are available for purchase with my friend Cori over at Ginger Snap Scraps!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hot Date!

Heehee the name of this digi stamp is hilarious!  Hot Date is from Fresh Brewed Designs.  I mean seriously...she has mixed coffee with stamping...hello.  That's a match made in heaven if you ask me :) Well perhaps no one asked me but that's my yum!

Did you know that Fresh Brewed Designs is an awesome sponsor for Link Up For Pink.  If you haven't stopped over at LUFP you definitely should--it's an awesome blog!   Did you know according to breast cancer awareness. com there is a new breast caner diagnosis every 2 minutes.

The details
Image: Hot Date from Fresh Brewed Designs
Colored with Copics
Spellbinders dies
Paper from SU and DSP from stash
Twine: Trendy Twine (seriously I love this soooo much)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Berry Best Wishes!

Happy Tuesday Everyone.  I hope this posts finds you well.  I can't believe that we are already into June--where oh where is the summer going.   I hope you take some time to join us over at Ginger Snap Scraps the Design Team has some great projects for you to check out!  The theme for our projects today is "fruits and veggies." An awesome theme if you ask me.

I decided to create a card with a fruity theme to it!  I used some  Bazzill Strawberry Splash cardstock,  Echo Park  double sided cardstock, and Preserves Cricut cartridge. The sentiment is from Joys Life Stamps and ALL of the products I used are available for purchase at Ginger Snap Scraps Online Store!  Stop over and shop for some new goodies--you know you want to!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

4th of July! a little early...

Looking for some awesome paper for your 4th of July cards?  If you are I think you should stop over at Ginger Snap Scraps and check out the amazing Glory paper pad from Authentique.  It's awesome--I love how this paper feels and the colors are fab!  You won't be disappointed.  I think this card will be a perfect any hero card for my OWH stash!  I used OWH Sketch #60 for this card!  The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Nuts About You!

I am so glad I had some time to create a card for my Operation Write Home box and they are having a challenge-- you know me I love a good challenge.  Every month OWH works with Our Daily Bread on an awesome challenge. Once OWH has 25 cards posted ODB will sponsor a box of cards to be sent!  Annnnd if we have 50 cards or more they will sponsor a second box!

So this month the challenge is to make a shaped card!  How fun.  So I pulled out my trusty ole cuttlebug and some nestabilities and this is what I came up with!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Somebunny Loves You!

Hi friends, I hope this post finds you all well and enjoying your Saturday!  I hope it's a great one!  I can't believe it's June...where oh where does the time go?!  I am so happy to be sharing this card with you today using a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps.  Did you know they offer a freebie every Friday!  Friday and a freebie--love it!  Stop over and check out the great digi stamps they have to offer.

I created this card with Link Up For Pink! in mind!  So of course I was thinking about breast cancer and breast cancer awareness.  And I was wondering why a pink ribbon?  Here's a little tidbit: "The first known use of a pink ribbon in connection with breast cancer awareness was in the fall of 1991, when the Susan G. Komen Foundation handed out pink ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors."

The details
Image: Bugaboo Stamps Garden Bunny Carrot
Colored with Copics
Paper from SU--the ribbon "paper" is white paper stamped with a ribbon stamp
Stamps from My Pink Stamper
Puff-Ball for tall from Mike's