Tuesday, July 31, 2012

And the Winner is....

Okay folks it's time to announce the winner of the awesome Twine and Copic marker from my Ginger Snap Scraps Christmas in July post :)  And without further ado... the winner is....

WOw look at your card! The little guy is so cute. Love the bow and the paper is perfect. Cute Cute! My favorite part is that every year my family all come together. We cook this big feast, go to church on Sat night up in till Sunday. Its an awesome time of year for me and my family. I'm a follower of both your blog and Ginger Snaps. TFS AJ~
The winner was selected using random.org!  AJ please email me your address so I can send off your prizeeee!  sarah vait melby AT gmail :)

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Monday, July 30, 2012

You Light Up My Life!

Have you stopped over at Cardz TV Design Team Anything Goes Challenge?  You have until August 2 to link up with us...and remember...anything goes!  I know you wanna join us!  So pull out your Cardz TV stamps and get busy :) If you don't have any  Cardz TV Stamps that's okay too-- we'd still love to have you join us!

I created this card using some great stamps from Cardz TV: It's All About You!  I used the inspiration I found from Mary and created this card!  I will be sending this off with my other Operation Write Home cards and this one is for the Midweek Throwdown Encouraging Challenge and I think this card will be much appreciated by one of the heros!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #131

Click here -->Cardz TV post
Click here -->Free Copic marker

It's time for another Sunday Sketch Challenge with my friends at Operation Write Home and it's yet another great sketch. I was super stumped with this sketch and it certainly was a challenge for me!  But it didn't turn out too bad-- I did find myself changing my mind with this sketch far more often than I usually do.  Stop on by tomorrow for another card I whipped up using some awesome stamps from Cardz TV

Paper is from SU solid and the DSP is from Basic Grey--a 6x6 stack from Jo's
Punches from SU
Stamp from Hero Arts OWH set!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

GSS Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2

Click here -->Cardz TV post
Click here -->Free Copic marker
Welcome to our Christmas In July Blog Hop with the Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team Day 2!

This weekend we will be featuring projects all about Christmas! Can you believe how fast the year is going! We hope you enjoy all of the great work this Design Team has done and find some Christmas inspiration.

If you came from the fabulous Patty than you are in the right spot! If you arrived here just because I'm awesome and you love my blog-- you can start here!

I think today's card is MOOOOOO-velous! I hope you think so too!

The details
Cut from Cricut Create a Critter
Paper is Ebony, Guava Sensation and White Bazzil Cardstock
The sentiment was created by the lovely and talented Barb at Bug Bites Stamps: Mistletoe

And I am your last stop on this awesome hop! Stop back at Ginger Snap Scraps for some chances to win some awesome blog candy! We hope you enjoyed our Christmas in July Blog Hop!

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

Friday, July 27, 2012

GSS Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 1

Click here -->Cardz TV post
Click here -->Free Copic marker
Welcome to our Christmas In July Blog Hop with the Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team!

This weekend we will be featuring projects all about Christmas! Can you believe how fast the year is going! We hope you enjoy all of the great work this Design Team has done and find some Christmas inspiration.

If you came from the fabulous Patty than you are in the right spot! If you arrived here just because I'm awesome and you love my blog-- you can start here!

Now that's enough of me gabbin' away! Here's my card :) I love it! I mean seriously...do you ever have an idea in your head...and you put it to paper and you just wanna shout from the rooftops that you are awesome! Haha! That's how I felt after putting this little critter together! Love it! I think this might end up being my holiday card this year!

The details
Cut from Cricut Create a Critter
Paper is Ebony and White Bazzil Cardstock
The sentiment was created by the lovely and talented Barb at Bug Bites Stamps: Mistletoe
Martha's flocking was used-- hellooooo cute!

And I am your last stop on this awesome hop! Stop back at Ginger Snap Scraps for some chances to win some awesome blog candy!

We hope you enjoy our Christmas in July Blog Hop! Be sure to come back tomorrow to see my next project :)

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

Thursday, July 26, 2012

You Make My World Go Round!

Hey friends!  I am so excited to be posting my first card as a design team member at Cardz TV!  If you've stopped over to see Mary ever you know that she creates some awesome cards and has some amazing stamp sets.

Challenge Theme: Anything Goes
Challenge Begins: July 26, 2012 11:00PM CST
Challenge Ends: Thursday, August 2 at 11:00PM CST
Winner: Will be announced on Friday, August 3 on Mary's Blog!
Prize:  One set of Cardz TV Stamps!

For my anything goes challenge card I created a card using the Cricut Lite Recess cartridge along with Cards TV Stamp set "It's All About You." and I love how they turned out!

Courage Is My Strength

Hello friends! I hope you're having a great day!   I created this card for my design team day at Link Up For Pink.  I hope you stop over there and check things out.  I created this card using a set of stamps from Unity Stamp Company: Ippity Stamps the set I used is called Courage Is My Strength

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Free Copic??

Stop HERE for your chance to win a Copic marker and some twine from The Twinery! 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Feeling A Little Under The Weather?

I hope you're doing well today!  I created today's card for my design team post using Eureka Stamps.  Did I mention I have a new found love for digis!  Well, if I didn't mention it now you know :)  Also you will definitely want to stop over at the brand spanking new Eureka Stamps

I created this card using Rainy Day Duck as well as Under The Weather a perfect combination!  I colored the image using copic markers and ribbon from my stash--which I assume is likely May Arts but I am not 100% sure!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sharin' A Slice

Hello friends!  It's my design team time again and I was to show case another fabulous card using some awesome QKR Stampede Rubber Stamps.  

I used QKR Stampede digi11907 Sharing a Slice and I think it's adorable and perfect for a summer card!  

The Details:
Paper: Neenah Solar White, DSP from Mike's, solid SU!
Colored with Various Copic Markers
Digital stamp: QKR Stampede digi 11907
Ant brad from my stash

Monday, July 23, 2012

Our Favorite Things Christmas in July

For the next two weeks all the DT members over at GSS are showcasing their favorite things in the GSS store and using them for a holiday themed projects. 

It was next to impossible for me to pick my one favorite thing... as I have many favorites!  So I decided that my favorite for today would be Copic markers!  

For my card I used the adorable Oliver from the The Greeting Farm stamp set Oliver and Amelia: Fuzzy WuzzyCopic markers, and some great Holly Jolly Echo Park paper pad.

I do also have some blog candy up for grabs today! I will select one awesome follower to receive a Copic marker along with some twine from the Twinery!  If the winner would like I am also willing to stamp off this adorable stamp set  for you to color and enjoy!   Just let me know :)  
I do ask you be a follower of my blog and also a follower of Ginger Snap Scraps blog too!  

It's pretty simple just leave a comment about what your favorite thing about winter is!!  I will select the winner next Monday after our Christmas in July blog hop!  

Sunday, July 22, 2012


I am so in the mood for french fries but decided to save the calories and color up this adorable digi from Fresh Brewed Designs instead.  But...gosh fries do sound good :)   I also used the awesome Cardz TV Stamp Set: It's All About You--- I picked it because this image does make me giggle!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Link Up For Pink Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to Link Up for Pink’s first “Pink Hope” Blog Hop!!  As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but here at LUFP, we want to bring Breast Cancer Awareness to our crafty friends all year long.   We want to get the message out to all women about Breast Cancer and the importance of early detection with regular self-breast exams and mammograms.

If you arrived from Melissa's Blog blog you are on track.  If you want to hop along, please start at the Link Up For Pink Blog
We are so happy that you are joining us today.  The Design Team and invited guests will share beautiful projects and most of all raise awareness.

Our sponsors today are Scrapbook Stamp Society and Touched By A Butterfly.   One lucky winner will receive  a $12 voucher to Scrapbook Stamp Society and a BCA Printable Digital Kit from Touched By a Butterfly.

And now for my project! I used the awesome digi from one of our sponsors today Scrapbook Stamp Society they have some awesome digi stamps in their collection and you will definitely see me using more of them in future posts!

So make sure you leave a comment on each stop.  So let’s get hopping, celebrate courage and strength, and most importantly spread some Pink Hope.

Here are all of the Blogs you should stop at and check out :)
Sarah - http://sarahvaitstamps.blogspot.com/--- You are HERE!

Friday, July 20, 2012

QKR Stampede Rubber Stamps Blog Hop

Hello my blogging friends it's time for an awesome blog hop with my friends at QKR Stampede Rubber Stamps.  I know you are gonna love the card I have today for you!  Definitely stop over and check out the awesome projects from the other design team members and get to know them a little bit better!

If you've come from   Sara's Studio  you are in the right place!

This card was created using Just Hangin' Digi stamp.  The stamp was colored with Copic markers.  The shapes were cut from a set of Nestabilities and the twine is from The Twinery!  I love me some twine!  The itty bitty buttons on the corners are some button brads I had in my stash--not sure where they are from!

Stop on over at the next stop on the blog hop!  
Check out the awesome work of my design team friend Tangii's Creations

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Link Up For Pink Challenge #4


I am so excited that you stopped by today!  We are starting another challenge at Link Up For Pink! And I do hope you stop over and join us for this awesome challenge!

We have two awesome sponsors:

3 Girl JAM

And now onto the project I created!

I used this sketch for my card!!

Paper: DSP unknown, white Neenah Solar White, Pink and Black SU!
Stamp from Ippity: All Things Are Possible
Crinkle Ribbon from 3 Girl Jam
Stickles and SU! Marker for coloring
Button from my stash
Punch is from Martha

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Flowers For A Friend

Hello friends! I am so glad you've stopped by to visit me today.  This card was made using a digi from A Day for Daisies and some awesome hand dyed crinkly ribbon from 3 Girl JAM.  Both of these companies not only offer awesome products they are also both awesome sponsors for  Link Up For Pink  

And before I bid you good bye for the day I leave you with this awesome quote!!!!

breast cancer quote

Sunday, July 15, 2012

OWH Thank You!

It's time for a new challenge over at Operation Write Home and this one was pretty fun!  It was super easy and I wish I could say this card came together quickly...hmmm well it didn't :(  I spent oodles of time looking for a specific stamp set that I simply can't find-- guess that means it's time to clean the craft pile huh!?!?

Paper: SU! Real Red, DSP? and white Neenah Solar White
Ink: SU! Real Red
Stamp: I think it's Fiskers
Brad: From  Mikes
Twine: The Twinery

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Fresh Brewed Designs HOT Blog Hop!

Welcome to the July Fresh Brewed Designs Three Day HOT Blog Hop! If you are getting here from  Sheryl's blog then you are right on track. If you are just finding your way to our super HOT,  fun filled, extra caffeinated, and mega sassy blog hop, then please start at the beginning here: Freshly Brewed Challenges. 

The Fresh Brewed Designs Team and Guests have put together an exciting and oh so HOT  blog hop TODAY and ALL THIS WEEKEND featuring handmade cards inspired by our new released Rubber Stamps. Now you may be thinking, I have seen these before. Why, yes! Yes you have!!!  But not like this!!! They have all been carefully re-sized. They are approximately 1/2 inch smaller than the original stamp, but just as sassy and hot as ever!  For you, this means that more of your card will be visible so you can add your layers, embellies, use your nesties and all of that other fun stuff just a bit easier than before. The larger size is still available and still wonderful ... but now you have the option to choose which size works best for your stamping style!
All re-sized stamps are available cling mounted on 1/8 inch cling foam to use with your acrylic blocks or un-moutned. All of Fresh Brewed Designs stamps are made in the USA with deeply etched red rubber so you get a perfect impression every time!

For my card I chose to create with this awesome stamp Caution Contents Are HOT--this will definitely be an awesome birthday card for one of my hot friends :)

Now are you ready for Three Days of HOT Savings?  Stop on over to
Fresh Brewed Designs! to save on some of these AWESOME stamps!!!

Now on to the PRIZES!!!

Anyone who purchases any of the sets listed above has a chance to win one of many AMAZING prizes.
To see a full list of the prizes available, check the first hop stop OR stop by the shop and see what you can win!

One lucky winner will of the hop will win a $10 gift card to the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop.

Here's a complete list of all the participating blogs in today's hop - be sure to hit every stop!  You really don't want to miss out!!!

Freshly Brewed Challenges: http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/ 
Vanessa: http://vanessaspapercreations.blogspot.com/
Rhonda: http://bumblcreate.blogspot.com/

Linda: http://stamperstouch.blogspot.com/
Celeste: http://www.touchedbyabutterfly.com/
Yolanda: http://www.justyolie.com/
Catherine: http://paperaddictcatherine.blogspot.com/
Sheryl: http://butterflykisscards.blogspot.com/
Sarah: http://sarahvaitstamps.blogspot.com/---- You are HERE!!!
Heather: http://joemamainks.blogspot.com/ ---NEXT stop :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

It's Almost Time...

It's almost time for the hop to begin with my friends at Fresh Brewed Designs.  Definitely stop on over tomorrow to check out the amazing new stamp release as well as have a chance to win an awesome prize :)  It will be totally worth it!

Here's a little card made with a Fresh Brewed Design digital stamp: Squeaker's Ride ummm hello adorable...and almost all of the digi stamps are up to 60% off until July 17th!  So stop on over and fill up your cart-- you know you want to!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Latte Awareness!

Hello friends! I am so glad you've stopped by to visit me today.  Ah this card makes me wanna call up a girlfriend and meet for a cup of coffee!  I am currently in love with the stamps and digis from Fresh Brewed Designs.  They are also an awesome sponsor for Link Up For Pink   

The deets!
Paper: DSP unknown it was gifted to me!  Brown is SU!
Twine is Trendy Twine-- love it!  
Colored with various Copic markers

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Just-a Swingin'

Hello Everyone!  I hope you're having a great day! 
 I am so excited for my first official post as a 
Design Team Member for Eureka Rubber Stamps and QKR Stampede

I created today's card using this adorable image: Eureka Stamps digi14002 Swinging isn't she sweet?!?

The Details:
Eureka digi stamp of this adorable girlie!
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Pretty In Pink SU!, Recollections Kraft
Colored with Copics various colors
Embossing folder from Darice
Ribbon from my stash-- I made it myself and died it with SU! pretty in pink ink
Button: no clue :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Singin' In The Rain!

Happy Monday everyone!  It's my design day over at Ginger Snap Scraps and the theme for today is to create a card based on a movie or a song...well I decided to kill two birds with one stone :)  So I have created Ms. Hello Kitty Singing In the Rain... so both a song and a movie!  I love this song and the movie/musical is fantastic!

The Details!
Cut: Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Eureka Stamps Blog Hop: Sometimes...

Hi Everyone!  Thanks for joining me for the Eureka Stamps Blog Hop.  If hope you stopped over at the Eureka blog to see what everyone else has created for this fabulous hop!

I am absolutely in LOVE with this digital stamp and I think you will enjoy it too!  I have used this digi for the inside and this digi for the outside!  Hilarious! Don't forget to stop over and check out the awesome work from Ms. Sarousa 

This is the inside of the card!  Hilarious!  Ever have one of those days?


Friday, July 6, 2012

Snow Time!

Whoa... okay so Mary over at Cardz TV is amazing.  She has been cutting out Hello Kitty like a mad woman and I am loving learning so much from her.  I tried out her new lesson of using the "silhouette" feature on the Hello Kitty cartridge and well...let's just say I think she makes it seem super easy...BUT wowza I still kinda stink at putting these little cuties together.  It does go together like a puzzle and it's easy but if you don't cut things bit enough...ummmm well it's a bit tricky to say the very least!  So I only cursed a bit but will have another Hello Kitty card for you on Monday-- so definitely stop on back--I had a revelation with that one and it made things soooooooooooooooooooooooo much easier :)

Sorry it's so super plain but I ran out of creating time due to my lack of skills in assembly :)

The Details!
Cut: Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge
Paper: SU! and Walmart Black
Sentiment from Bug Bites 411
And stickles...oh so many stickles-- this will definitely not be headed to my OWH friends!

Call Me...Maybe?!?

Today at Ginger Snap Scraps it's all about La La Land stamps!  Check out this cutie on the phone...doesn't she make you wanna call your girlfriend to gab :)  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sweet Summertime Wishes!

Hello friends!  Happy 4th of July!  I hope you're enjoying your day.  I am spending some time with some of my favorites today and loving it!  I am having a blast with my little friends Lexi and Aubbs--they are so sweet and adorable!  As your read this we're probably having a blast in the bounce castle--it's okay to be totally jealous :)

But alas it's time to show you a brand spankin' new digital stamp that is available from the awesome Heather over at Fresh Brewed Designs---Lord knows I didn't need another stamp line to fall in love with but... well it's a little too late I'm head over heels in love with this line!  I know that today Heather is releasing some other new stamps and is having a new challenge with a beach theme--so I thought this card was perfect!

Enough rambling from me-- Happy 4th Everyone!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summa Time!

It's summer...there's no longer a question or doubt in my mind.  It's warm...but alas enough of the weather talk.  Time to get into this card :)  Today it's my design day with my friends over at Ginger Snap Scraps and we are showcasing some awesome inks!  Those inks being the Tim Holtz Summer Distress Inks and boy oh boy are these some awesome colors!  I decided to do things a bit differently and show another awesome use for these distress inks-- I did some water coloring.  All of my girl is done with various distress inks!  Her hair and body are done with other colors versus the summer distress inks-- but even for her hat I mixed the colors for that purple shade. Have a wonderful Tuesday!  Try to stay cool :)

The details!
Paper: water color paper, bazzill ebony cardstock
Pearl: from my stash