Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wow... all this talk about happy places and the happiest people on earth, you'd think we were in DISNEYLAND! Well okay, so... it's the next happiest place on earth...where you DON'T have to fight traffic or crowds of people pushing to get in line, or the hot temperatures (oh ya, I secretly wanna go there again!) LOL!! La-La Land Crafts is a place YOU can go to right from the comfort of your own home!! ☺
OOOOOh... in case you didn't already know, there's a new challenge posted every Wednesday at La-La Land Crafts Blog and guess what?! You can win a FREE STAMP... or even get a "I Was TOP 3" badge to display on your blog! So I hope you'll come on over and play!
CARD RECIPE: Stamps: Window LaLa (that I won on Lisa's blog during the Christmas blog hop!) Accessories: Maple Wood paper (McMahon Five Designs) for the planter box and sign; Flower Soft; Labels 2 Nestabilities; scallop border punch (SU!); gold brads
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I have to admit, it's a nice change to put the dp away and use my cuttlebug again! And since it's breast cancer awareness month, I used this LiLi's Awareness Ribbon, which by the way, A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation & also The American Diabetes Association. I made this card for a special friend who is like a second mom to my girls. She is a breast cancer survivor of 9+ years. I found a poem by Suzy Toronto called, "It's Me Again... Only Better" that is about her battle with cancer and what it taught her. It's really good in case you want to Google it! =) I printed it for the inside of my card.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sweet 'n Sassy is celebrating it's 2nd birthday next month with a brand new line of stamps called the Sunbeams! The Sunbeams were named after the song, "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam" and are designed by Korin Sutherland herself! It is Korin's hope that these little children will remind you of the precious sunbeams in YOUR life! This first collection is of course a birthday theme, in celebration of SNSS' 2nd b-day. Then every few months a new theme will be released. This is a set of 4 characters and YOU have a chance to win them all for FREE! Just go HERE to read all about it and see what you have to do to be eligible.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
About My Card: I used this cute Jam Tilda, from the Little Yummy for Your Tummy collection, along with this super Nook & Pantry pack of Basic Grey paper! I was so excited to open this pack of paper up - it's so full of great designs! I also got some of that Eskimo Kisses (Christmasy) paper too--LOVE it all! You'll also find more yummy papers like the Indian Summer and Lemonade, and June Bug and Bittersweet--Oh My! They are in stock and a really great price! There's also some really great BG stamps in store now... go check them out! :) And don't forget your special code for October is OCTSHP to get free priority flat rate shipping--only one week left!! =)
We are also having a DT Call at KL Stampin' N Scrappin' that will run til the end of October, so only 1 week left! Come on over and read all about it. Kelly's the sweetest to work for and she is so good to her DT. So if you love the products she sells, you should definately run over there and try out!! :)
Friday, October 23, 2009
In case you haven't heard of it yet (it's a fairly new clear Art stamps company), Layers of Color is releasing 9 new clear art stamps that weekend and you have a chance at winning all 9 new sets!! WOWZERS! Not only that, they want us to come by and visit them the week before to help them gear up for this huge event and are offering FREE DIGIS if you stop by and join the party! Please feel free to grab the beautiful badge above to share on your own blog!
ALSO, Nov. 14th begins the weekend blog hop with A Faith Perspective called "Thankful for Friends of Faith Blog Hop" in which Ink Something (my blog) will be in the line up for, as well as Layers of Color. You can grab that badge in my right sidebar. This blog hop is to share as many faith blogs out there as possible and give an opportunity to make new friends along the way. If you are a woman/man of faith, please contact Anne to jump on the blog hop train! They will ask that any who would like to participate create a project with a friendship theme, based on the verse: "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Ecc4:9-10a. There's going to be a huge prize package for random player!!
There's yet another way to win free stamps that weekend!! Our Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog is issuing a unique new Sunday challenge on the 15th and Layers of Color is going to be our sponsor!! What perfect timing with their new stamp release!!
So I want to personally invite all my blog readers to come join the FUN the weekend of Nov. 14-15!! I hope you will all be blessed by the talent, the new friendships, and the prizes galore!!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
*sigh* too much! OK, well thanks for stopping by today! I've got an announcement coming up later tonight, so I hope you'll check back in later! :) Have a wonderful Thursday!!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Today is Inky Challenge Wednesday and we have a sketch for you to try... but, you'd better hop over to the challenge blog to see the sketch because I didn't exactly follow it to a "T" =)
I was going for that soft look... you know, that "barely colored" look with the brown tones to really give it a vintagey feel, but like I already said, that didn't turn out! I kept adding more and more color... and then! OH, the glitter pens jumped off the counter and worked themselves into my image as well!! Couldn't believe my eyes!! Well, a couple things I do know I got right... Nikki knows how to apply her eyeshadow this time, she must've gotten some practice since my last card! LOL And the other thing I think I did right is adding these beautiful coffe pearls up the side! LOVE THEM!!
Great news! Inky Impressions is gearing up for another FUN BLOG HOP!! This time we'll be showing some majorly cute winter stamps AND some fun new embellishments ... oh, I'm so excited--they are super duper cute! Stay tuned for that coming up soon!
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope I've inspired you to "Ink Something!"
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Come back tomorrow to see what I created for our Inky Wednesday Challenge! (Give ya a hint... I tried a style I don't think I've tried before... and I like it! LOL)
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I knew exactly what stamp set I was going to use when I saw the challenge: The Nativity, (limited special edition) from Paper Pretties! Then I thought of using some of my new wood from McMahon Five Designs to create a barn in the form of a Diarama Card! This not only makes a wonderful Christmas decoration, it can also be folded and mailed in an envelope!
Thanks for looking! I hope I've inspired you to "INK SOMETHING" today! Come see what our Design Team has made this week & play along!! Doesn't have to be anything complicated... we love to see very clean & simple cards too--come show us what you've made!!
Friday, October 16, 2009
KL SNS is having a DT call for the months of Jan - April 2010!
KL Stampin N Scrappin is looking to recruit some crafters onto our design team! If you enjoy stampin, scrappin and love KL SNS items that are sold at our store, you are more than welcome to try out for the team! :)
Email info(at)KLstampinNscrappin(dot)com the following information:
1. Your name, blog address, what city and state you live in
2. Let us know what other DTs you design for
3. A short description about you and why you would like to be on our team
4. Lastly, 3-4 photos of your own creations (preferably with items we carry in our store if possible)
**Note: You have until the end of October to try out.**
You would be required to:
1. Take part in our challenges (These are going to be done once a week and will rotate through the DT. Kelly or I will give you your schedule of no more than 1 week/month)
2. Post at least one creation one day out of the week to the DT blog (we will determine a day that works best for us all), and you can always type up your post on the weekend or whenever you are free, but schedule it to show on your scheduled day.
3. You must have a blog and post your weekly post on your blog with a link to our DT blog and links to the items that you used in your creation that are sold at the KL Stampin N Scrappin store (see current posts for examples of these links)
4. Help us spread the word about KL SNS through announcements on your blog, blinkie badges about special sales, and/or the DT blinkie.
I KNOW YOU ARE ASKING -- WHAT DO I GET FOR ALL OF THIS?!
You will receive stamps, embossing folders, BasicGrey pattern paper, and other items from the store totalling $20-30 each month!! What you choose MUST be used on your cards or altered items that you post on the DT blog though (not necessarily all at once, but you get the idea). :)
SO . . . if you think this sounds like a good deal . . . send your email in TODAY! (Deadline is October 31st so don't delay!!)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Our challenge was a "recipe" challenge, which means we had to follow this recipe:
- 1 stamped image
- 1 sentiment
- 2 ribbons
- 3 embellies
- 3 layers
I've been wanting to make a scrapbook page with this Spunky Scooter LiLi ever since I got her in the mail. My daughter got a skateboard for her birthday and we spent numerous days this summer at the school and park with it and her bike and skates too. However, the recipe challenge was throwing me off a little bit and I just couldn't make it work for a big 12x12 page that would fit our albums, so I made this picture card instead. M is sooo not the typical "girly-girl", more of a tom-boy, and has always liked primary colors as opposed to pinks and purples, so this card totally fits her and would be great for sending to a friend or cousin :)
And now are you ready for some SUPER CUTE sneak peeks?? Our DT will be having a blog hop very soon to show you these fun new winter stamps + more!
Thanks for stopping by today!! Hope you have a wonderful (INKY) Wednesday!!