Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shabby Chic Stamps - design team day

I hope your week is going well so far.  It is spring break here in Oregon and my wonderful brother-in-law has taken my 3 daughters along with himself and his daughter to the Oregon Coast for a few days.  I am still teaching my aerobics classes but have a break from the dance studio and am enjoying a bit of down time.  

I wanted to share with you some cards that I have made with Shabby Chic Stamps.  They are a new stamp company created by Jessica who also owns and designs for SVG Attic.  

This first set of cards was made using the "Easter Blessings" stamp set (which is currently on sale for 30% off the normal price) -
digi stamp from Digital Delights

made using a file from the silhouette store

The next set of cards is using the "Greetings" stamp set -
another silhouette file

card base from My Scrapchick/ musical notes
and staff from cricut lite Twinkle Toes

Feel free to browse the Shabby Chic blog for more projects made by the design team.  

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Winner of CardzTV Spring/Easter blog hop

I didn't forget about this, just a bit later than I planned because it is spring break here and we have family visiting.  Anyway, without further delay, I am happy to say that the winner is comment #18 -

I love the basket. I'll have to check out the tutorial. Thanks for sharing. 

I have your email and will be in touch with you:-)  Thanks for hopping along with the CardzTV design team.  I appreciate those of you who follow my blog and welcome my new followers - have a blessed day!

***Tried emailing you Deb but it bounced back to me - try leaving me another way to get ahold of you***

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Day 2 CardzTV Easter/Spring Blog Hop

Welcome back to day 2 of CardzTV's Easter/Spring blog hop.  I have two more cards for you using Cardz TV Stamps.  I have two more spring projects to share with you today -

I used my Silhouette studio software and did a print and cut with a Lettering Delights file to create this card.  All of the images used were from the weather girl svg set from Lettering Delights.  The sentiment is from the "Think Spring" stamp set from CardzTV.   

For this card, I used the Create a Critter cartridge to cut out the cute chick and nest and the sentiment is from CardzTV's  "From the Birds" stamp set. 

If you missed day 1 of our blog hop, head on over to CardzTV to begin from the top.  Remember Mary is giving away 2 of her stamp sets to one lucky person:-)
***There is still time to enter the drawing for the blog candy I posted on Day 1 of the hop.  Just head here to enter.***

Friday, March 23, 2012

CardzTV Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the CardzTV Spring Blog Hop!!  You should have arrived at my blog after visiting the lovely Elaine.  If you didn't start at the beginning of the hop, then just click here and it will take you to the top. 
Today's hop is all about spring and Easter and we were challenged by Mary to make a project with this theme in mind using one of her wonderful stamp sets.  I needed a thank you for a dear friend who helped me with carpooling one of my daughter's to dance team especially  to the dreaded early morning practices - I am so spoiled:-)  I remembered this great basket tutorial I saw on youtube by StampTV a long time ago and decided to give it a try.  You will probably recognize this basket as I have seen it used a lot with different variations.  For the video tutorial go here.  I made a very simple matching card using only paper, sentiment and a sticker.  I filled the basket with some yummy chocolates and a primrose.  The stamp set I used is CardzTV stamps  "Think Spring" set which is probably my favorite one of Mary's.  

I have a bit of blog candy for you today.  I do ask that you be a follower and have a U.S. shipping address.  Please leave me a comment and a way to get ahold of you too. 

Now it is time for you to hop on over to Gloria's blog and I guarantee you will be glad you did.  She is so creative!!  Have a blessed day and don't forget to play along with the challenge to make a spring/Easter project and post it at CardzTV.  Mary will be giving away a stamp set.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Baby Congrats Card

****For the CardzTV challenge post go here****

SVG Attic DT Day
Happy Friday everyone!!   I want to share with you a card I made for our elementary school principal and his wife because they are having a child soon.  I used the Baby Girl Set and cut the onesies out in different colored papers.  The grass border is from the Easter Elements set and the clouds are from the Go Green set.  I hand cut my clothesline poles and tied some twine on.  The tiny clothespins I found at my local grocery store in their craft aisle, aren't they adorable!  I made this a 5x7 card so I could fit all of these fun cuts on the front without too much crowding.  The sentiment is from ShabbyChicStampCo's "greeting set".  

inside of card - added another onesie here too:-)
Don't forget that the St. Patrick's day sets at SVG Attic are 50% off until March 17th.  Make sure to check out the current freebie file - it can also be purchased at a 25% discounted rate if you would prefer.

Cardz TV Design Team challenge #7


Happy Friday everybody!!  I have another challenge post for you with the Cardz TV design team.  Mary challenged the design team to make a card using a sketch that she provided.  I will show you the sketch at the end of my post so that you can use it to inspire your creativity too!  I think this may have been the first time I have ever used a sketch to design a card.  It really challenged me and I think I did okay for my first try using a sketch.  However, wait until you see the rest of the design team's projects!!  Quite honestly, after I saw a few of their cards I wanted to go back and tear mine up and try again but time did not allow my ego to get the best of me:-)  

My entire card was inspired by the sentiment "butterfly kisses" from the CardzTV stamp set "Think Spring"  which I think is still my favorite stamp set of Mary's to date:-)  I used some beautiful butterfly paper from the new DCWV Spring Fling stack.  This determined my color scheme.  The butterflies are cut from SVG Attic's Easter Elements collection.  I cut out my sentiment in a flag shape and curled it a bit using my pencil.  Added button, twine, bow and pearls and a border punch and voila!  my card is done:-)

Here is the sketch picture for you!!  Mary will be giving away a set of her stamps so you will definitely want to get your craft mojo going and link up your project at CardzTV.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Easter Blessings

I hope your week is going well so far!  We have had some crazy weather here in the pacific northwest.  It snowed yesterday!  Nothing stuck to the ground for very long, but I don't think it has ever snowed in the Willamette Valley this late into the year since I have lived here.  My daughter starts outdoor soccer today and I was thinking how strange it would be for them to practice in the snow if it decided to snow again today.  Anyway. . .onto the card, right?!  
I am sharing with you a card I stamped with the Shabby Chic Stampset "Easter Blessings".  The stampset comes with an svg file to coordinate with the stamps.  I cut the cross file out and also created a larger shadow to go behind that.  I colored my image using my Stampin Up watercolor pencils and added a touch of diamond stickles to a few flowers.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  The beautiful background paper is from DCWV's Spring Fling stack from Joann's.  I added some pearls and flowers from Michaels to finish off the card.  

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a blessed day!!  

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Gift Shape Birthday Card

Happy Saturday everybody!!  I hope your weekend is off to a good start:-)  I cannot believe that we "spring forward" tonite, can you?  Well, one of my daughters had a birthday party to go to this weekend and I made her a card using a file from the silhouette store.  It went together very quickly and I got to use some My Minds Eye paper that I picked up on clearance the other day.  I blinged it up with gems and stickles.  The stamps are from Michaels $1 bin.  Thanks for stopping by today~

Friday, March 9, 2012

Welcome Spring - SVG Attic Blog Hop

Happy Friday everyone!!  I hope it was a good week for you:-)  Today the SVG Attic design team along with some of our fabulous customers are showcasing this wonderful new svg set - "Welcome Spring".  I am excited to see what everyone has created this time because none of us have seen each other's projects yet and this is such a FABULOUS set that I am sure it has inspired some great creativity!!  The beginning of the hop starts at the SVG Attic blog.  You should have arrived at my blog after visiting Jessica.  

I chose to make the watering can for my project today.  I used the new "spring fling" DCWV paper stack from Joanns.  I made some crinkle ribbon to match my project and a matching stick pin too.  I added the butterfly from the birdhouse to my project with some black 20 gauge wire.  I did a bit of inking on the edges of my can and also cut an extra flower layer and ran two of the layers through my cuttlebug.  I sprayed all of my flower pieces with some glimmer mist and used glossy accents on the holes in the spout to make it look like water.  The cute little ladybug is a sticker from Michaels. 

Your next stop on the hop is Jessica L.  To purchase the "Welcome Spring" set go here.  You can also visit and "like" the SVG Attic facebook page so you can keep up to date on all the latest svg sets.  If you get lost along the hop, here is a list of all the blogs that participated today.  Have a fabulous weekend and I hope that spring is beginning to make its way to you:-)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Cards

I have a few spring cards to share with you guys today.  I know most of us are ready for spring to show up and stay.  We got a taste of it this weekend and now we are back to the cold, yuck!  Both of these cards were made using the tulip svg from SVG Attic's "Easter Elements" set.  At first glance it may seem like a very simple set but there are so many possibilities with this set!!  I have tons of ideas rolling around in my head, now if I only had tons of time to put them into reality!   The sentiments are from Cardz TV stamp set "Think Spring" - I love this set!

these are a cute set of 3x3 notecards

using perfect pearls for the embellishment

Don't forget about SVG Attic's free gift with purchase for this week!!  This is an absolutely fabulous set and the design team is going to be showcasing it on Friday.   Make sure you stop back in on Friday to see what the design team created using this set.  Don't forget to hurry and pick this great set up while it is a freebie!!  If you make a project with it we would like to share it with our blog hop on Friday:-)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Color Challenge at SVG Attic Blog

Each month there is a new challenge over at SVG Attic's blog.  Anyone can participate and the guidelines are posted by the challenge.  For March, the challenge is to use at least two of these colors in your project. 

I used the following SVG Attic sets to make my card -
Be Mine - card base and layers
My Valentine - frog and layers