Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year Crab!

The New Year is right around the corner, so I decided to make a card in celebration! What I love about this holiday is everyone across the entire world can celebrate it, no one is ever left out. A lot of the people view the New Year as a fresh start, with new goals and changes.

For my card, I used the "Under the Sea" stamp set for the crab. The margarita is from the "Tiki Time" stamp set. The sentiment is from the "Essential Holiday Elegance" stamp set. Many people bring the New Year with parties. This little crab has a large margarita and is ready for the New Year to begin! I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Year!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Market Street Block Party and CAS-ual Fridays Challenge

The CAS-ual Fridays challenge meets the Market Street Block Party for a fun challenge in December! The theme is "Brown paper packages tied up with string." You need to create a clean and simple project using kraft and twine. This is a perfect blend, Market Street Stamps really lend themselves to clean and simple cards. Here is the card I made for both the CAS-ual Fridays challenge and the Market Street Block Party! For my card I used the newly release Market Street stamp set called "Believing Butterfly."
Please be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps' blog and the CAS-ual Friday's blog or more inspiration! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Market Street Stamps December Release

Today I am going to share a card I made for the Market Street Stamps' December release. My card is made from the "It Takes Love" stamp set. I love how the sentiment goes perfectly with the world with hands! When I first saw this stamp set I was immediately inspired to do what I call a spinner card. What I did first was cut out my stamped image. I attached clear thread behind the stamped image, and then glue a circular piece of paper on top of that. This will make the string sandwiched between two pieces of paper. The next step is to cut out a hole in the card, I then attached the clear thread to the card. I sandwiched the clear thread in between another piece of paper that also has a hole cut out of it. In doing this, the circle attachment now will spin freely when the card is open. This goes perfectly with the image and the sentiment. I hope you take the time to stop over to Market Street Stamps blog for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #67

Today I am posting what will be my last Peachy Keen Challenge as a designer. I am very grateful to have been on the design team for as long as I was. Here is a little fact that most people probably don't know about me. I started my blog because of Peachy Keen. I purchased my first stamp sets from them about two years ago, because I fell in love the whimsical style. I then learned about the challenges, and decided to enter them. My blog posts were just pictures of my projects, I didn't want to have any explanations because I wanted my "scenes" to speak for themselves. I remember when I got my first 4 followers, (they were all Peachy Keen design team members) I was thrilled. I told my mom, I hope someday I could get at least 15 people to follow my blog. Well I really surpassed my wish, so I want to thank everyone who has supported, followed, and left comments on my blog. This experience has meant to the world to me. I highly recommend anyone to try out for this design team. It's more then just creating projects, you really form amazing friendships. Both Kathy and Angelica are the nicest people you could ever meet, and I am so grateful for everything they have done for me.

For my card, I decided to use my all time favorite stamp set called "Duck Dolls." I used "Duck Dolls" for the duck and the bow. The scarf is from the gingerbread on the "Tiny Tag Minis" stamp set. The tree is from the "Snowflakes" stamp set. The presents are from the newly released "Oh By Golly" stamp set. Both packages are the same, I just cut off the bottom portion to create a "shirt box" shape. This card was so much fun to make!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, for more inspiration please check out the challenge blog to see the last projects posted by the current design team!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Market Street Stamps Paint The Town December Challenge

It's time again for another Market Street Stamps Paint The Town Challenge. I really like the colors for this months challenge. These colors are very versatile, they can be used in very elegant cards to fun light-hearted cards.

Here are the colors you must use:

For my card, I decided to create a non-traditional holiday card. I used the "Night Owl" stamp set for the owl and the branch. The sentiment is from the "Essential Holiday Elegance" stamp set. I used the "Mesh" background stamp to stamp on the owl, in addition to the gunmetal grey cardstock. I embellished my card with tiny snowflakes from an EK Success border punch, and added dark purple half pearls in the center of some of the snowflakes. Be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps' blog for more inspiration from the design team!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Market Street Stamps and I {Heart} Papers Blog Hop!

Hey everyone, welcome to my blog! If you just came from Michele's blog then you have hopped to the right place! I love blog hops and this one is especially fun. i {heart} papers is an awesome company that has tons of cool products, and they are now carrying Market Street Stamps!

My card was made with three Market Street Stamp sets. I used the "Prancer" stamp set for the reindeer. I stamped each of the reindeer and used clear embossing powder on kraft paper. I used the "Cool Cats" stamp set for the scarfs on each of the reindeer. The sentiment is from the "Essential Holiday Elegance" stamp set.

If you order Market Street Stamps on the i {heart} papers website by Wednesday midnight EST, all MSS sets are 15% off! Leave comments along the hop to be entered in a drawing to win one free MSS set. The more you comment, the more chances to win! You have until Wednesday at will be announced on the ihp blog on Friday!

Be sure to hop on over to Stephanie's blog! Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the entire blog hop list!

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Market Street Stamps' November Stamp Release

Market Street Stamps has released some brand new stamp sets earlier this week. Please be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps website to see all of the brand new sets. Angelica has come out with a wide variety of stamps that are all awesome. A lot of the sets have fine and intricate detail that stamp beautifully. Today I have created two cards I made using a many of the new sets!

For this card I used four different stamp sets. The dog is from "Pawprints On Our Hearts" stamp set. The cat, scarves, and white snowflakes are from the "Cool Cats" stamp set.The blue snowflake background stamp is the stamp. The sentiment is from the "Essential Holiday Elegance" stamp set.

For this card I used the "Cool Cats" stamp set for the kitty. The background stamp is the "Grace" stamp. The sentiment is from the"Essential Holiday Elegance" stamp set.

This November stamp release is full of many amazing designs, I love each and every one! Please be sure to check out the Market Street blog for more inspiration from other designers! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Market Street November Block Party

This time of year is filled with beautiful holiday and winter themed cards and projects. I decided for the Market Street Stamps' block party to make a wild card. As you probably know Market Street Stamps has awesome background stamps. You are able to use these images for not only backgrounds, but also on your die cut images! I used the Zebra Print background stamp for the background of the paper in addition to the stripes on the zebra. All I did was cut out my zebra ( from Create-A-Critter Cricut cartridge) then stamped the Zebra Print background stamp on the white cardstock with black ink. I paired my zebra with a sentiment from the Fashionista stamp set. Please be sure to check out the Market Street blog to enter your project into the block party!! Thanks for stopping by!