Friday, April 4, 2014

Mama Elephant - {April challenge}

Happy Friday, blog friends!!!  Today I have a card to share with you for this month's Mama Elephant challenge!!

Isn't that a beautiful inspiration photo??  I used the Mama Elephant "True Friend" stamp set for my card, but turned it into more of a love card than a friendship card.  I combined it with the Glitz Design "77" collection, and this is what came of it!
I love how this card turned out...it is nice & simple, but I love how the stamps mixed perfectly with the papers!!

Some rules to play along:
1. You must use a Mama Elephant stamp
2. Challenge duration 4/4/2014 - 5/5/2014
3. No limit to how many entries, in other words, go buck wild!
4. Link up using the Inlinkz tool on the bottom of the Mama Elephant Blog Post
5. PRIZE: A SPOT ON THE ME CHALLENGE TEAM!!!
 
 That is all I have for you today!  I hope that you've enjoyed my post!  I will be back home in Fargo this coming Sunday...and my crafting time will get back to normal!  Can't wait to be creating again on a regular basis! 

Have a happy weekend, friends!! 

Until later,
~L.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

MME & Tombow - {Blog Hop}

Happy Sunday, blog friends!!  Today is the third day of our My Mind's Eye & Tombow blog hop!  There have been two other days of amazing projects & chances to win a prize...so be sure to get all the details on the MME blog!

Because my latest MME blog post was just a couple days ago on the MME blog, I whipped up another card to match what I made for it & am sharing them all today on my blog!! For today's projects I've used the new Chalk Studio II collection & the Tombow Xtreme adhesive, which I just LOVE.  I have a deep love for the chalkboard trend, and I love how this collection pairs it with pink, aqua & yellow.  Those three colors really give the chalkboard elements a much softer feel!


Supply List:
Chalk Studio II: 6x6 designer paper pad, chipboard, enamel dots, decorative brads,  Now and Then "Izzy" alpha/word stickers

There are lots of amazing items in the Chalk Studio II collection that make amazing cards, and lots of fun gift ideas!  Your scrapbooking product is a great place to start whenever creating a homemade gift...and this collection is a perfect pick!





Here is the blog hop list, so you no where you need to go next!


Tombow Blog: http://blog.tombowusa.com/
My Mind’s Eye Blog: http://www.mymindseye.typepad.com/

And of course, there is a prize to be won: 
 
MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Irojiten Colored Pencils Dictionary Volume 8

Blog Prizes
To be eligible to win, please comment on each of the designers projects  and don't forget to "Like" My Mind’s Eye on Facebook Page and "Like" the Tombow Facebook Page. If you don’t have a Facebook, still comment on the projects and Tombow will select someone to win a prize just for playing! 

Commenting for your chance to win this blog hop prize will end March 30th  at Midnight EST!
We will announce the Winner on March 31st via our Social Media outlets!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Glitz Design - {gold ombre}

Hey there, blog friends!!  How are you doing today?  I am in Montana right now, just enjoying being around my family.  My grandpa's 90th birthday party was a huge success....lots of friends came to celebrate him, and almost our entire family was able to attend.  I consider myself so blessed to be 34 years old with grandparents who have been able to be an active part of my entire life.  They are both still sharp as a tack, and completely mobile.  I pray that I got those same genes!!!! :)   I watched them play cribbage against each other last night, and then I played a competitive hand of gin rummy against my grandma and barely squeaked out a win.  Lol- she will probably beat me royally in our next hand.

I wanted to share a card that I made for the Glitz blog last week...I'm just now getting the chance to get it posted to my blog!  It might be one of my latest fave cards....the ombre gold background just makes me smile a little bit!! Check it out:
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from white cardstock.
2. Cut three strips of gold glitter paper, and adhere to the front.
3. Layer a doily to the middle of the card.
4. Diecut the hello circle from a 3x4 card, then adhere to the front with foam adhesive.
5. Diecut the wreath from gold glitter paper, then adhere around the hello circle.
6. Cut a banner edge to a vellum strip, add the gold stickers to it & adhere to the bottom of the circle.
7. Cluster the flowers & giant rhinestone to the left of the vellum banner.
8. Add the deer diecut to the top of the flower cluster.
9. Accent with enamel dots to finish.

Card Challenges:
-Viva la Verve March Week 2 Sketch
-Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - glitter
-Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - transparent

Did you know that every single month on the Glitz blog we offer up prizes?  This month is all about the Carpe Diem collection, and there are THREE prizes up for grab.  Here are the details:

1. Comment on our blog posts everyday.  One comment wins a Glitz prize!
2. Play along in our monthly project challenge….DETAILS HERE!
3. Comment HERE for your chance to win the full Carpe Diem digital collection!

Well, that is everything I have to share with you for now!!  I'm going to get back to spending time with my family...I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your day!!

Until later,
~L.

Supplies:

Friday, March 14, 2014

Glitz Design - {shades of grey}

Hey there, blog friends!  Well...we've made it to Friday!!  Yay!!  My husband is traveling for work over the weekend, so it is just me & the pups right now.  I'm not really sure what we are going to do...probably be a bit of a homebody, watch some Netflix, and get some crafting done.  I have an engagement shoot on Sunday...my first in this area!!  I can't wait!

I have another clean & simple card to share with you today!  I used a little bit of Glitz Design's new "Black & White" collection, plus some of my Winnie & Walter stamps.  Here is what I made with them!
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from dove grey cardstock, then mist the front with gold color shine.
2. Cut striped paper at an angle, and adhere to the bottom.
3. Cut a super thin strip of silver glittered paper, and adhere tucked slightly under the striped paper.
4. Cut a strip of steel grey cardstock, and adhere to the bottom.
5. Stamp the word "happy", cover in embossing powder & heat set.
6. Cut a thin strip of vellum, stamp the remaining sentiment to it, then wrap around the top of the steel grey strip.
7. Wrap twine around the bottom, then top with a double bow & button.
8. Add two bits of doily to the bottom of the card, then the upper right corner.
9. Accent with a giant rhinestone & enamel dots to finish.

Card Challenges:
-Retro Sketches #105
-CAS-ual Fridays #129 - shades of grey
-Runway Inspired #55

That is all I have to share with you today!  I hope you've enjoyed my card!  Have a great weekend!

Until later,
~L.

Supplies:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Glitz Design - {rainbow + gold stars}

Happy Tuesday, blog friends!!  How are you doing on this fine Wednesday?  My day has been good....pretty quiet.  My hubby got home yesterday from a quick business trip over to Rapid City, and today he is working on his home brew stuff...so I am just doing my own thing!  A little bit of work on the computer, watched a couple of DVR'd shows & I am going to get some crafting done here in a bit!

So, I went all clean & simple recently, and I have a card to share with you today that came from it!!  Lol!  It uses my fave sheet of paper from the  Glitz Design "Wild & Free" collection, and some stamps from Lawn Fawn and Winnie & Walter!!  Check it out!
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from white cardstock.
2. Cut rainbow paper slightly smaller, then adhere.
3. Cut white cardstock block slightly smaller, then stamp the stars & spray with gold mist.
4. Diecut the circle from the middle of the stamped block.
5. Cut a strip of vellum, then stamp the sentiment to the middle.
6. Once dry, adhere the vellum strip across the middle of the cardstock block.
7. Adhere the white cardstock block to the front of the card base with foam adhesive.
8. Accent the top & bottom of the diecut circle with matching jewels to finish.

Card Challenges:
-Mojo Monday #336
-Lawnscapings #77 - bling
-Studio Calico Weekly challenge - negative space

I actually really love this card...it ended up coming together.  I wasn't loving it at first...for awhile I thought it was going to be a lost cause & tossed right into the recycling bin.  I'm glad I kept working with it, changing the things that weren't working for me...& turned it into this CAS little number! ;)  I hope you like it too!

Well, that is all I have for you today!!  I hope you have a great rest of your day!

Until later,
~L.

Supplies:
**The vellum can be purchased from most craft stores.  I've had the Doodlebug jewels in my stash for quite a few years, and could not find the pink ones for linking purposes.**