Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lily Pad Cards Blog Hop....AND A GIVEAWAY!

Good morning, Everyone! Welcome to Day 4 of the Lily Pad Cards Blog Hop! If you have arrived from Lucy's Blog, then you are on the right track. If you came on your own and would like to begin at the beginning of the blog hop, please go HERE. Each day, the hop will span 7 different blogs, then culminate on Friday, April 1, with the grand opening of Lily Pad Cards. Lily Pad Cards is a new challenge blog that will feature interviews, articles, videos, challenges, great prizes, and more!

Although Lily Pad doesn't officially bloom until April 1, 2011, you'll be able to see a new sneak peek every day until then. And you'll definitely want to drop by because there are three prize packages with a total retail value of over $800 (WOW!)-including $100 worth of gift certificates to a very popular online store! Go HERE for specific prize details and contest rules.


The theme of our hop is "welcome"-not only are we welcoming Lily Pad Cards to the neighborhood, but we're also welcoming all of you to come in and join in on the fun. Here is my card:

hello LPCBH

And, since it's been awhile since I've had one.....how about a fun give-a-way for this blog hop, open to all International and U.S., comment for your chance to win this:

Lily Pad Blog Hop Giveaway

Thanks for hopping by my pad today! Your next stop on the hop is the incredibly sweet, Kelly Marie Alvarez at Lawn Fawn. If you hit a bad link, you can always hop back to the Lily Pad and click on the next link in the hop. We'd also appreciate it if you would report any bad links to webmaster@inlinkz.com.

You may view all supplies used on my card above by clicking on the card photo - taking you to my Flickr photostream. Thank you!


Monday, March 28, 2011

AC Goodies

....Yum! I used some new papers and some Thickers from American Crafts on this card:

Cupcake sweet

The sweet cupcakes are from THIS stamp!

Enjoy!

Supplies:
Patterned Paper:
American Crafts: Confetti/Frankie Fudge, Confetti/Cherry Chip.
Echo Park: Springtime - Lemonade/Robin's Egg.

EK Success.
Copic Markers.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink/Hibiscus Burst.
American Crafts: Thickers/Serenade.
Hero Arts: CH258 - Mixed Blush Buttons.
Neenah Solar White CS.
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

What's she cookin'?

Just another fun card for my day....this is Yummy Mimi making some cupcakes...my DH bought some chocolate cupcakes for me with banana yellow frosting on top, so I thought it fitting to take that inspiration and put it on my card:

Yummy Mimi

I couldn't find the perfect sentiment to go with this image, until I saw a tiny little sentiment from My Cute Stamps' Sweet Kawaii, you know how I am with mixing up stamp sets! This sentiment was the perfect size for the card in general and so I stamped it on her chef's hat!

Supplies:
Penny Black - 4146K - Yummy Mimi.
My Cute Stamps - Sweet Kawaii.
EK Success.
Bazzill Basics - Grandma's Feather Bed.
Copic Markers.
Neenah Solar White Cs.
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Hero Arts Blossom Gems - CH143.

Rosa

Goodmorning Sunday! We had a wonderful Lizzie Anne class yesterday, great turnout and so much fun!

So I'm already gearing up for my next class in April which will be for Penny Black. Here is another card using a gorgeous Penny Black flower called Rosa:

Rosa Portrait

I wanted to achieve a very muted, natural toned look on this card, so I used yellow's combined with brown's. The pp is from Crate Paper - love their papers - very subtle and sultry colors, a soft-faded look is how I describe their line of designer papers.

Supplies:
Penny Black Stamp: 4184K - Rosa.
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper - Portrait Collection.
Papertrey Ink Cardstock - Fine Linen.
Double sided adhesive tape.
Neenah Solar White Cardstock.
Copics.
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The beautiful ways you touch my life...

A Penny Black card for you today:

Beautiful Ways


Supplies:
Stamps:
Penny Black:
4177H - Beautiful Ways.
40-047 - Delicate pattern.
4183K - Sparkle.

Papers: Part of a Penny Black Kit.
Memento Ink.
Versafine Onyx Black.
Pearls.
Neenah Solar White Cs.
Copic Markers.
Colorbox Ink.
Glossy Accents.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ella's Flowers

How about some more fun and fresh flowers? This set is called Ella's Flowers and you can make your own Spring time bouquet with it:

Ella's Flowers

Hope it brings you some sunshine in your part of the world!

Supplies:
Stamps: My Cute Stamps.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink.
Sentiment Stamp: Hero Arts.
Pearls: Hero Arts.
Round corner punch: EK Success.
Markers: Copics.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
Neenah Solar White Cs.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pouty Petals

I've been having tons of fun playing with some images from My Cute Stamps....this cards uses stamps from this set called Pouty Petals:

Pouty Petals1

So perfect for a friend in need - a great set of 'pick-me-up' images! And there are super sweet sentiments to go a long with them! I will share the rest later!



Supplies:
Stamps: My Cute Stamps.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink.
Round corner punch: EK Success.
Markers: Copics.
Patterned Papers: Bazzill Basics/Grandma's Feather Bed.
Neenah Solar White Cs.
Memento and Versafine Inks.
Scallop edged punch: EK Success.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pastel Luscious Flower

Hi all, a quick card share for you today:

Thinking of You Luscious Flower

The stamps are from this set called Luscious Patterned Flowers and the papers are from Bo Bunny's Vicki B. collection.

Supplies:

Hero Arts/Basic Grey: CL508 - Luscious Patterned Flowers.
Hero Arts: CH210 - Floral Mixed Accents.
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny/Vicki B.
EK Success round corner punch.
Doodlebug Pink Ink.
Memento Pear Tart Ink.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Papertrey Ink Cardstock.
May Arts ribbon.
White Doily.
Neenah Solar White Cardstock.
Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Cuttlebug.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Skip...skip...into the sun...

I'm feeling whimsical today and this week was very productive for me, so I'm pleased. Ending my Friday with this fun card:

A little wish Cards for Kids


Supplies:
My Cute Stamps: Elegant Birds and Tea Party.
Hero Arts: CL495 - Blossom Art.
Bo Bunny Patterned Papers.
My Mind's Eye.
Glossy Accents.
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch.
Pearls.
Copic Markers.
Versafine Ink.
Memento Black Ink.
Neenah Solar White Cardstock.
Spellbinders Nestabilities/Cuttlebug.
The Girls' Paperie.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Kiss from the Sun...

Just sharing a happy little card for my day:

A Kiss from the Sun Summertime


Enjoy!

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn: Critters in the 'Burbs.

Hero Arts:
CL445 - Simple Things.
CL439 - Kiss from the sun.

EK Success.
Papertrey Ink Cardstock.
Neenah Solar White Cs.
Copics.
Memento Black Ink.
Versafine Black Ink.
Pearls.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Little Boy vs. Baby

I can't believe my boy will be 7 yrs. old this yr....I made these simple and clean LO's awhile back...in this one, he is only 3:

I Love this face LO

I used some yummy Echo Park Papers called Little Boy!

...And he is only about 8 months in this one:

Sweet Baby LO

This LO uses a lot of fun Hero Arts Designer Papers.

So what does my boy look like now? Pretty much the same as the first photo, just a tad taller. He is 4 ft. now and I am only a foot-and-a-half taller than him. I don't think it will be long before he towers over his mommy.

Enjoy!

Little Boy Layout:
Patterned Papers and stickers: Little Boy by Echo Park.
Cardstock: Harvest Gold by Papertrey Ink.
Hero Arts stamps: CL317 - Captions Messages.
Corner punch: EK Success.
Buttons: Basic Grey.


Baby Layout:
Cardstock: Lemon Tart by Papertrey Ink.
Patterned Paper: PS631, PS630, PS629 - Hero Arts Designer Papers.
Stamps: F5042 - Leaf Flourish by Hero Arts.
Flowers: Prima.
Journaling die-cut: Summer Breeze by My Little Shoebox.
Inks: Versafine Black.
Leaf punch: Martha Stewart.
Alpha Letters: Echo Park.
Circle punch: Marvy.
Deco Edge Punch: EK Success.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Simply Singles Mini Cards

A few more cards for my class next week, what do you think about mini's? Do you think they are too easy, too challenging, or have the potential of a full-sized card? I love mini's! I keep mine 4" x 4" or smaller:

You fill my bucket

The above card uses this stamp called You Fill My Bucket! Paired it with some yummy papers from Bazzill's Grandma's Feather Bed! Love these papers!

My next mini card:

Footprints

The sentiment is called Footprints, so lovely and thoughtful! And if you haven't checked out Bo Bunny's new line called Gabrielle, you must, it's so pretty!

Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs.
Patterned Papers: Bazzill Basics - Grandma's Feather Bed. Bo Bunny - Gabrielle Collection.
EK Success.
Making Memories Butterfly - Paper Reverie Collection.
Pearls.
Versafine ink.
Memento Black Ink.
Copic Markers.
Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Cuttlebug.
Neenah Solar White Cs.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Neapolitan

My favorite kind of icecream....

Neapolitan1

Hope the little smiley faces on the icecream makes you happy!

Supplies:
Hero Arts/Basic Grey: CL514 - Life of the Party Birthday.
Copic Markers.
Patterned Papers: Bo Bunny - Vicki B.
EK Success border punches and round corner punch.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink.
Neenah Solar White Cs.
Versafine Onyx Black.
Memento Black.
Doodlebug Pink Ink.

Friday, March 11, 2011

What do you get when you combine.....

......My Cute Stamps and Lawn Fawn? Something fun, most definitely! Here's a card that was not chosen for publication. I have some rejects I can share now. I won't share them all, but will pick out a few favorites and share them in the next few days:

Keep Cool Summertime

I used the watermelon from My Cute Stamp's Picnic with Little Red, and the water squirts from Lawn Fawn's Swimsuit Season to make this summery look. Fun, fun!

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn stamps, My Cute Stamps, EK Success, Versafine Ink, Neenah Solar White CS, Copic Markers, Papertrey Ink Cardstock, Red and white gingham ribbon, Memento Black Ink.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Monochromatic Green...

Hello all! A very simple and straightforward card I made a while ago:

You're the best


Supplies:
Hero Arts:
CL490 - Sending Smiles Message.
CG270 - Flower Bird Garden.
CG269 - Happy Definition.

Bazzill Basics.
Button: Cosmo Cricket.
Papertrey Ink Cardstock.
Memento and Versafine Inks.
Neenah Solar White Cardstock.