Monday, August 20, 2012

Announcement & CuttingEdge Magazine Launch Party!!!

I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo EXCITED!!!!!  The moment I have been anxiously waiting to share with you has finally arrived!!!!  I am so proud to announce CuttingEdge Magazine which is launching September 1st!  This magazine is all about electronic die-cutting and the use of SVG files!!!!  If you follow my blog, you know I love using SVG files in my creations.

I am a Creative Team member for the magazine and have some projects featured in the magazine that you won't want to miss!  The entire Creative Team is fabulous and so so so talented - you will be inspired by the projects!  This is a magazine you will want to subscribe too! 

To celebrate the new magazine, we are having a launch party on our Facebook page:  Make sure to stop by and like our Facebook page and check out who is on the Creative Team!  There will be lots of GIVEAWAYs throughout the week!  Free Subscriptions will be given away when we first reach 50 likes, 100, 200 and so on until September 1, 2012!!!  Also, there will be gift cards to Lori Whitlock's store and to the My Thoughts Exactly store!  If you aren't familiar with Lori Whitlock she creates the most beautiful SVGs and she designs paper for Echo Park!!!  One of my favorite projects featured in the magazine uses Lori's beautiful SVGs and I absolutely love how it turned out!  My Thoughts Exactly makes the sweetest stamps - I just used The Birds and the Bees stamp set in my latest project linked HERE!!!!

Below are links to the magazine and the Facebook page.  I hope to see you at the launch party!!!!
The magazine (launches Sept. 1st) -
The magazine Facebook page -


Saturday, August 18, 2012

You're Tweet! My Thoughts Exactly Puns Challenge!

The weekend is here, which for me means I have some time to craft!  My niece will be turning 18 in a couple days - I can't believe it!  She looks 12 to me!  :)  I made this 'Tweet' card for her birthday and thought I would use some of my 'My Thoughts Exactly' stamps since they are adorable just like my niece.  I am entering this card into the August MTE challenge which is puns! 

I made a pocket on my card.  It was really simple to do, I just made the card longer, then scored the card where the two folds would be. 

To go into the pocket, I made these really cute tags with the focus being the sweet sayings on them - You're Tweet, Super Sweet, and Happy Bird-day.  I decided to make them each very colorful.  My niece is a very talented artist, and she loves color!

I used lots of supplies from my stash for this card - see the list below:
Paper - My Minds Eye "Dolled Up" collection
Cardstock - Recollections
Sentiment Stamps - My Thoughts Exactly "The Birds and the Bees" set
Crinkled Ribbon - Prairie Bird Boutique
Flowers and Gems - Creative Charms
Twine - The Twinery
Tags & Bird Dies - Sizzix
Scallop Border Punch - Stampin' Up!
Scoring Board

I will be giving this card to my niece on Tuesday night.  I hope she likes it!  :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Oh My Stars!!!

The latest Unity Stamps Challenge is to use a star stamp on your project and boy, did I have fun with stars!!!! 

Did you notice the star die cut, the star glitter, the star gem, oh and the stamped stars????  :)

Materials Used:
Star Background Stamp & Sentiment Stamp by Unity Stamps
Star Die Cut by Sizzix
Cardstock by Recollections
Patterned Paper - Hall Pass Collection by W R Memory Keepers
Stamped Ink, Buttons, and Pom Pom Trim by Stampin' Up!
Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
Glitter by Martha Stewart Crafts
Star Gem by Creative Charms

Friday is right around the corner!!!!  Have a great night!

Monday, August 13, 2012

We Have a Winner!!!!!

The winner of The Paper Retreat giveaway for a prize pack of embellishments is.....................


Congrats Lauralee!  Thanks so much for sharing my giveaway and for becoming a new 'liker' of The Paper Retreat Facebook page!!!!

I sent you a message on Facebook for your addy!  Congrats again!  I am hoping you will get to use these embellishments soon - would love to see what you do with them!  :)

To everyone else, thanks so much for becoming Facebook fans and for leaving such sweet comments about my 'BEE-utiful card!'  Looking forward to getting to know each of you better!


Friday, August 10, 2012

Delight in The Little Things!

Today I created a fun, vintage inspired, card for the Ippity Challenge!  The challenge is to use any Itty Bitty Stamp Set!  I have many of these sets and have been anxious to put them to use!  Love this baby carriage and the sentiment is just the sweetest!  This Itty Bitty Stamp Set is called "Delight in The Little Things" by Simple Stories.

Other Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! and DCWV
Patterned Paper: Recollections and Simple Stories
Twine: The Twinery
Pearls: Creative Charms
Circle Die: Sizzix
Flower: Unknown (Found a pack of them in a clearance bin at Michaels!)
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink & Stampin' Up!
Paint: Jenni Bowlin/Ranger Paint Dabber

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway!  It ends this Saturday at Midnight CST!  See giveaway post HERE.

Happy Friday! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

'True Love' Card, Freebie Hunting & An Update to My Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today I have a card to share and some noteworthy freebies.  Also, an update to my giveaway - you won't want to miss this!!!!!!  :) 

Today's card was really simple to make! The 'True Love' sentiment makes this card perfect for a wedding.  I used neutral colors to keep it simple and elegant.  I love how this turned out!

A close-up of the hearts that I stamp embossed onto the card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: 'True Love' sentiment by Papertrey Ink, Heart Background by Unity Stamps
Cardstock: Recollections by Michaels
Oval Punches by Stampin' Up!
Gems by Creative Charms
Ink: Stampin' Up!
Embossing Glitter: Martha Stewart Crafts 

Lettering Delights 'Back to School' Printables for FREE!  These are adorable!  Download HERE

SVGCuts latest SVG Freebie!  "I Love You" Caption - LOVE it!!!  Grab it HERE!

Giveaway Reminder!  I have a giveaway the ends on Saturday - All you have to do is 'LIKE' my Facebook page and leave a comment on the Giveaway post linked HERE!  So Easy!  If you decide to share my giveaway on your blog/FB page, you will earn an extra chance at the giveaway, make sure to note this in your comment.  Also, if more than 50 people enter the giveaway (right now there are only 18 entered, I will throw in a My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad (shown below).  If more than 100 people enter, I will also throw in a Stampin' Up! 12x12 patterned paper pad and 3 ink pads (shown below). 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enter my giveaway!!!!