Monday, February 29, 2016

Cage Match at So Suzy Stamps!

It's the battle of battles at So Suzy Stamps.  Suzy has 2 main events today, in celebration of Leap Year, so you will find two blog posts from me today.  Number one, there's a blog hop, and a winner from the comments, who will win all the design team cards featured on the blog hop.  Number two, there's a cage match between Suzy's two design teams; the Stamp of the Month Club design team and the "other" design team.  Haha, yes, I'm on the SAM Club design team, so you know who I'm rooting for.  



The way this challenge works is, I'll be linking up the card below to the challenge link on Suzy's blog.  You go and vote for your favorite design team project.  Suzy sent random stamps to everyone to create with, so all the projects will have different stamps.  Which ever project wins the votes, that design team member wins the cards from the rest of the team.  Be sure you check out all the details on both events today at the So Suzy Stamps Blog



And, here's the inside:



The challenge comes to a screeching halt on March 3rd, 2016.  Good luck!

So Suzy Stamps Surprise Leap Year Blog Hop

It's the battle of battles today at So Suzy Stamps!  And, it's Leap Year to boot, so unbeknownst to the "other" design team at So Suzy Stamps, Suzy is surprising everyone by having the design team from the Stamp of the Month Club (that's me), duke it out with the regulars for a "Leap" Blog Hop and Challenge.  The challenge is for us to create something with the stamps Suzy sent out.  Everyone is getting something different and we'll see who really "brings" it!   And guess what else?  There will be winners.  Card winners, even.  Someone will win the cards created from the entire design team.  Wow!  

Now, if you arrived from Kymona's site, you're in the right place.  Let's get this show on the road.

Suzy sent me two stamps from the Congratulations series, one of which is actually being retired:

and

I've inked up my card using Suzy's brand new line of inks, called Ink Bites.  The set I'm using today is called, Coastal Breeze.  These are small cubes that pack a punch!  The colors I'm using are Egyptian Sand and Mermaid Mist and I've stenciled these inks using Clarity Brushes, as well as masking my sentiment.  I also used the same inks to make splatters on my page and embellished with DoubleClick Skittles and mini sequins.  All of these linked products can found in Suzy's online store.




Since I'm showing up and showing out today, I've finished the inside of my card with more ink splatters and the sentiment stamped in Egyptian Sand, as well.  Did I mention how much I ADORE these colors?  Oh my gosh, I mean really, I do.


Now, hop on over to my pal Jen's blog for the next stop.  If you get lost along the way, head back to Suzy's Blog to the beginning, here.




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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sale Through Sunday on Adult Coloring Books! This includes Adornit! Plus, Giveaway Link! #ad

(FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)

Right now, through midnight MST on Sunday, Feb. 28th, adult coloring books are on sale for an additional 20% off at Scrapbook.com.  This includes Adornit coloring books and also the Adornit coloring planners, both of which are products that I use and am proud to spread the word!  





The discount is already marked on the product page so go....... get something for yourself that not only is enjoyable and fun but helps reduce stress and promotes well being!  I carry my coloring books and supplies in a little tote bag just about every time I head out the door.  It's a wonderful diversion, especially if you have to wait on long visits at the doctor's office.  I've included some affiliate links or click on the banner to see more.  Have fun!

Be sure and click this link to enter the $1000 Scrapbook.com Craft Room Makeover Giveaway!  https://wn.nr/RzSUFC





#adornit #coloring #coloringbooks #adornitplanner #planner #planners #coloringplanners #scrapbook #scrapbooking #cards #cardmaking #papercrafting #papercrafts #wavingmywand

Cupcake Celebration For Two Paper Divas

 I've got another fun project today, featuring the Cupcake Border stamp from Two Paper Divas.  A couple weeks ago, I made some planner stickers (link to post), using the same stamp set and thought I would use some of those stickers for today's card.  It's one of the brand new February releases at Two Paper Divas and I've quickly fallen in love with this stamp set.

Mixing geometric designs is really trending and I love it, so, as you can see, I've done that today with papers from My Mind's Eye and banner tags from Little Paper Studio.


I made a cute little banner flag from this paper straw and accented it with my Cupcake sticker and enamel dots from Recollections.  Two Paper Divas has a ton of digital sentiments and I've used one of those today as well.  I'm totally diggin' this colorful card!
 

Visit the Two Paper Divas Blog for daily project inspiration and on Wednesdays for the Design Team Roundup.  Check out the new February release right here:

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Terri Burson ~ TPD Design Team



Shop Two Paper Divas for a wide selection of clear stamps, digital stamps and accessories
 
Additional supplies:
My Mind's Eye "Notable" paper pad
Xyron adhesive runner
DCWV A2 card
Thermoweb glue lines
Foam Squares


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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Birthday Challenge Week 2 at DoubleClick Skittles

 Welcome to the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! It's week 2 of a brand new challenge!

Welcome to challenge #42 at DoubleClick!!

Dates: February 17, 2016 - March 1, 2016

Challenge: Birthday


For my project today, I've colored up a CAS card, using stamps from the Spellbinders Celebration set, "Your Day".   I don't think I've ever inked up this little guy, so it was the perfect time to do so, for a fun boy birthday card.


I added some washi tape and placed my Skittles on top as a fun, blingy accent.  My Skittle colors are Stream and on of my favorites because it's such a deep blue.
 

 Have you checked out all the Skittle Color choices? You can view them all HERE!



A 3 pack is typically under $4.00 (75 skittles) and this includes FREE USA SHIPPING, plus, Paypal is accepted.  You're supporting small business and products made in the USA, when you purchase Skittles.  Each batch is handmade, by Carri.
Don't forget, the 2015 Dual Holiday Release, Frosty Kisses and Holiday Traditions are still available.




Join the "Birthday" challenge and be entered for a fun prize that includes free Skittles, but be sure and read the rules, as backlinking is not allowed.  Skittles are not required to play so come on... link up and come and play with us!


Thanks for stopping by!

Terri


Additional supplies:
Zig Clean Color brushes
We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape
DCWV A2 Card
White gel pen
Tombow Mono Aqua Glue
Ranger Black archival Ink
Memento London Fog ink
Marvy LePen black ultra fine point


#doubleclickskittles #dewdrops #cleardroplets #colordroplets #skittles 
#diy #homedecor #craft #cardmaking #scrapbook #papercrafters
#cre8time #madeintheusa #supportsmallbusinesses #frostykisses 
#christmas #frosty #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #card #tombow #stream#watermelon #birthday #celebration #party #birthdayparty #birthdaycard #spellbinders #elephant #washi #washitape #CAS #wermemorykeepers #WRMK #tombow #tombowusa

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Sympathy Card and Pouring Out The Heart

Last night, I began work on a sympathy card.  A shining light has left this earthly realm and is now with her Father in Heaven.  As our church home, friends and family mourn the loss of a beautiful life, (Kaye was beautiful, inside and out!) we're left with fresh memories and sorrow for our own loss. 

Selfishness on our part, for she is home and rejoicing, having received her heavenly reward.  I didn't know her as long as many of my friends, but that doesn't diminish the love and friendship that we shared.  And so, the time comes to remember and share our hearts with her family. 

I've heard many crafters over the years say how difficult it is for them to make sympathy cards.  I feel the opposite.  It's a way of pouring one's self out, in love and beauty.  My friend deserves to be remembered in such a way. 




 
And so, the process and healing begins.  It blesses me to share beauty in times of heartache.  Acknowledging the life of one so loved is a joyous thing, albeit in the form of paint and paper. 


 I hope you'll feel differently about the gift that you give someone in their time of loss.  Thanks so much for letting me share with you today and spending these few moments with me.
God Bless!


Supplies:
Tim Holtz Wildflower stencil
Stamplorations Lotus Love sentiment
Hero Arts Green ombre ink
Simon Says Stamp Pale Blush Pink ink
Ranger TH Picket Fence distress paint dabber
May Arts Ribbon, green chevron
Xyron adhesive
hot glue gun
Ranger black archival ink
American Crafts kraft dot embossed A2 card
DCWV white cardstock
Clarity brushes



Thursday, February 18, 2016

Let's Talk About Planners.... and Planner Accessories!

(FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)

Are you a planner girl or guy?  Are you a coloring enthusiast?  Sticker enthusiast?  Do you like owls? (Oh yes, I'm talking owls, too!)

If you said "yes" to any of the above then stick around for just a few minutes.  If you said "no", then stick around anyway, because I've got some fun stuff to show you and you don't want to miss out!


I recently purchased a bunch of accessories for my Adornit Be Happy Planner on Scrapbook.com.  It's a coloring planner which means you can color the outside and all the monthly dashboard inserts which have amazing designs on special artistic paper, much like watercolor paper.  You can use colored pencils, watercolors, paint, colored pens, markers, and so on.

Here's a link to the cover of my Be Happy Planner and details on my March layout: 


I wanted to show you a close-up of some the items I ordered that I think you will LOVE!  I'm including affiliate links for your shopping convenience, starting with the monthly stickers.  These are great for ANY planner or even scrapbook layouts and cards:

from: Scrapbook.com

I love faith-based products as well and Stephanie Ackerman has designed stamps and stickers as well as other products, for Adornit.  I also plan on incorporating these items into my planner and my card making as well:


Carolee's Creations - Adornit - Documented Faith Collection - Clear Stickers - Faith Word Strips - $2.12

from: Scrapbook.com

Here are a couple of the stamp sets I bought, also from the Documented Faith line.  I really like that these are generic for any type project though and will go great with so many of my craft projects.  I highly recommend that you at least add the "Noted" and Dated" stamp sets as basics for your planner. If these items are out of stock, you can also find them at Adornit.com.  Check the scrapbooking section and the documented faith section for stamps.  Planners can be found under Art Play.


Carolee's Creations - Adornit - Documented Faith Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Noted - $10.19
Carolee's Creations - Adornit - Documented Faith Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Noted



Carolee's Creations - Adornit - Documented Faith Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Dated - $10.19
from: Scrapbook.com

I also ordered several pages of wordy Adornit scrapbook paper that I I'll be cutting up and using in my planner.  Owls!  Yes!  Gotta love 'em, right?  I love all things owls so I had to grab some of these:



Carolee's Creations - Adornit - Nested Owls Charcoal Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Owl Ticker Tape - $0.84

Retail Price: $1.00
You Save: $0.16
from: Scrapbook.com

And some other wordy papers:
Carolee's Creations - Adornit - Family Path Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Word Play - $0.93
Retail Price: $1.10
You Save: $0.17
from: Scrapbook.com


Carolee's Creations - Adornit - Rhapsody Bop Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Rhapsody Chatter - $0.93

Retail Price: $1.10
You Save: $0.17
from: Scrapbook.com


And, because I have the Be Happy Planner which has an emphasis on bee's....I chose this as well:




Carolee's Creations - Adornit - Bumble Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Wordplay - $0.84
Retail Price: $1.00
You Save: $0.16
from: Scrapbook.com

and this fun washi tape:


Carolee's Creations - Adornit - Art Play Washi Tape - Bee - $3.39

Retail Price: $4.00
You Save: $0.61
from: Scrapbook.com


Would you believe I didn't show you everything?  There's more stickers too, but you can surf through the Adornit section at Scrapbook.com and find lots of stuff.  Although, I do recommend that you use these with an Adornit planner, you can use them with any planner, obviously.  My goal is to share the products I love with the masses!!  I would love to hear from you, if you have an Adornit planner or purchase one and get it set up and blinged out with adornit.  I also have an Adornit Pinterest Board where I share all my Adornit projects and will be sharing upcoming planner projects as well.  Share with me on my social media, listed below.  Shop for all your Adornit items here:

Adornit on Scrapbook.com




I hope you'll check back as I share my ideas, tips and techniques with the Adornit Be Happy planner.   Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Follow me on Social Media:



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Sweet Bunny Card for Two Paper Divas Stamps

 The February release at Two Paper Divas is in full swing, and I've got another card today, featuring "For Peeps Sake" and "Wishing You A Happy Easter".  In addition, I used the grass stamp from the set, "Catch Me If You Can".  It was perfect for my little bunny, sitting in the grass, taking a break from hopping!  I've got lots of splatters and fun ribbons as well.  The chevron and purple ribbon?  I ran those through my Xyron sticker machine for fuller adhesive coverage and the purple ribbon, I tie-dyed with distress ink spray!  It was the perfect accent for my lavender stamped sentiment.




I absolutely adore this bunny.  I colored him up with a couple of yellow Tombow Dual Brush markers, including swiping my stamp in yellow for the initial stamping,
so all my colors are cohesive. 



Here's a close-up of the sentiment.



Here are some of the stamp sets I used today.  Shopping links are below.



 Visit the Two Paper Divas Blog for daily project inspiration and on Wednesdays for the Design Team Roundup.  Check out the new February release right here:





Shop Two Paper Divas for a wide selection of clear stamps, digital stamps and accessories


Also linking to:

Additional supplies:
Tombow Dual Brush markers
DCWV A2 Card
Simon Says Stamp Lavender ink
Hero Arts Green Ombre Ink
October Afternoon Sprinkles
May Arts Ribbon
Xyron 2.5" Sticker maker
Ranger TH Seedless Preserves Distress Ink spray


#twopaperdivas #tombow #adornit #stamps endar #ranger #stickles #glitter #glue #glitterglue #cre8time #holiday #celebration #cardmaking #scrapbooking #papercrafts #xyron #easter #bunny #easterbunny #rabbit #coloring #octoberafternoon #distress #simonsaysstamp #dcwv #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #forpeepssake #wishingyouahappyeaster #catchmeifyoucan #grass #meadow #chevron

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Nautical Card for So Suzy Stamps SAM Club

I've got a nautical card for you today that features one of the newest stamps from the  So Suzy Stamps Stamp of the Month club February release.  If you're a member you get an exclusive coastal stamp every month but, this month, you get two!


Be sure to hop on over to the So Suzy Stamps blog to check out my featured project and get the details on this card.  I'd love it if you'd leave a comment while you're there.





**There are so many amazing projects and ideas to be found on Suzy's blog so be sure and scroll through and maybe do some shopping while you're at it.   Then take a look at the SAM club.  Exclusive membership gets you special stamps each month, plus membership into a private Facebook group, fun giveaways and more!  Suzy has already opened up membership for the next quarter which begins April 10th.  If you're even thinking about joining, don't wait.  Membership can sell out quick and then you'll be kicking yourself for waiting!








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Birthday Challenge at DoubleClick Skittles

 Welcome to the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! We are in a brand new challenge this week!

Welcome to challenge #42 here at DoubleClick!!

Dates: February 17, 2016 - March 1, 2016

Challenge: Birthday


I had a birthday last month and had colored up this Adornit image, just for fun.  Today, I finally put it together on this fun, layered birthday card.  I grabbed some scraps, which is always good to utilize, and chose lots of geometric patterns, even using some yellow polka dot washi tape and adding some May Arts Ribbons.



 Here's the image I colored on my birthday.  Notice the yummy cupcake in the background?  My hubby was sweet to pick up cupcakes to celebrate.


I've used Sunshine Yellow and Watermelon Skittles on my card.  The perfect colors, don't you think?  All my coloring was done with Tombow Dual brush markers.
 

 Have you checked out all the Skittle Color choices? You can view them all HERE!



A 3 pack is typically under $4.00 (75 skittles) and this includes FREE USA SHIPPING, plus, Paypal is accepted.  You're supporting small business and products made in the USA, when you purchase Skittles.  Each batch is handmade, by Carri.
Don't forget, the 2015 Dual Holiday Release, Frosty Kisses and Holiday Traditions are still available.




Join the "Birthday" challenge and be entered for a fun prize that includes free Skittles, but be sure and read the rules, as backlinking is not allowed.  Skittles are not required to play so come on... link up and come and play with us!


Thanks for stopping by!

Terri



#doubleclickskittles #dewdrops #cleardroplets #colordroplets #skittles 
#diy #homedecor #craft #cardmaking #scrapbook #papercrafters
#cre8time #madeintheusa #supportsmallbusinesses #frostykisses 
#christmas #frosty #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #card #tombow #sunshineyellow #watermelon #birthday #celebration #party #birthdayparty #birthdaycard

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Big "Retirement" Sale at So Suzy Stamps!



Aw, yeah.  Suzy is having a jam-up sale.  You do NOT want to miss this!  There's even a few that I'm going to have to snag, before they're gone.  

So visit the link below, even just to browse.  There's an incredible selection and some super amazing stamps.  Don't waste time thinking about it, 'cause when they're gone... they're gone!  Don't come crying to me later, because you drug your feet.  All I'm going to do is hand you a tissue.  Haha.  So go!  Now!


Hey, did I mention, she sells a ton of accessories too?  Bling, stencils, ink.... Suzy is a one-stop shop so look around before you leave.  Have fun and share the sale with your friends if you're so inclined.  Thanks!

#sosuzystamps #sale #retiremeint #stamps #papercrafts #cardmaking #scrapbooking 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Making Planner Stickers With Two Paper Divas

 I was so excited to receive the brand new stamp set, "Cupcake Border" from the February release at Two Paper Divas.  Being on the design team, I never know what they'll send me to play with, although we are encouraged to let the Big Dogs know our favorites.  The cupcake border?  Yup.  One of my favorites.   I've got to say.... I have quickly fallen in love with every set of Two Paper Divas Stamps.  They stamp so clean and crisp, every time; they're super versatile as well, which leads me to today's project.  Using this set as a border is a no-brainer, so let's do something fun and different;  STICKERS!




Craft planners are super hot right now and numerous companies have dedicated entire lines of product to planners and accessories.  I'm on numerous design teams and yes, I have to have a planner or I'd lose my mind trying to keep up with everything.  Making it decorative and fun is an added bonus!  Below, I've stamped and colored a couple rows of my cupcake border.  You can do this on plain cardstock, but I thought it would be fun to use up some scrap paper so I grabbed this Adornit blender paper and stamped on the diagonal line, which is kind of cool to have some extra pattern on the cupcake liners, don't you think?



If you don't want to fussy cut each image, then just use a little circle punch or trim out squares around your image.  It really was quick work cutting out my images.  Now, I love my Xyron sticker maker.  I have several sizes but the 2.5" is perfect for this little project.  I just crank my images through the machine and they come out fully adhered, edge-to-edge, onto this sticker paper.

Now, I can toss this entire sheet into my planner pocket and decorate it for birthday reminders or other party events.  But, don't limit yourself there.  Use these as little embellishments on your other craft projects or to decorate your monthly calendar at home or work.  Let the kids do something fun with it!  Are you a craft seller?  Good golly, make up a bunch of these and sell them!  You can really deck them out with bling and glitter glue if you wish.




Here's an entry on my planner for later this month.  Perfect!  As you can see, I added some "sprinkles" on my cupcake, using a white gel pen.



 I hope you've been inspired to think outside the box with your stamps.   
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

*If you don't have a sticker maker, just run adhesive across the bottom of your cardstock before fussy cutting, then place your "stickers" on wax paper or scrap leftover sticker sheets for storage.  (I save ALL my leftover sticker sheets.  They come in handy for so many things!)

Visit the Two Paper Divas Blog for daily project inspiration and on Wednesdays for the Design Team Roundup.  Check out the new February release right here:





Shop Two Paper Divas for a wide selection of clear stamps, digital stamps and accessories

Also linking to:



Additional supplies:
Tombow Dual Brush markers
Kuretake Zig Clean Color brushes
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue, Frosted Lace
Ranger Black archival ink
White gel pen
Megan Hoeppner Planner Stickers/Websters Pages


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