Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Whimsical Wednesday "Sketch It" Challenge...

Hello my fellow crafters!
I know I've been MIA for a couple of weeks, but I'm back and ready to get crafty with another Whimsical Wednesday Challenge!
This week, our challenge is to make a card or layout using this sketch

which was provided by my fellow Design Team member, Nanne!

Now, for the card I made! ;)

It's a really simple card, and mostly because I have THE hardest time making cards! I used Kraft cardstock for the base and then pop-dotted on that a layer of cream cardstock with some blue patterned paper from My Mind's Eye "Moments" 6"x6" paper pad. I distressed all the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and even lightly ran a distressing tool to the edges of the blue patterned paper. I used a strip of stain navy ribbon to break up the paper a bit instead of using another piece of paper as seen on the sketch. 

I stamped and embossed one of the flourish images from one of Tim Holtz's stamps in the top right corner instead of the bottom left. For the sentiment, I used one of the stamps from Whimsical Design's   "Everyday Sentiments". And the really adorable bear? I paper pieced him (my VERY first time trying out this technique) from a digital stamp image provided to us by our generous sponsor this week, Shelley's Images!

So what do you have a chance to win this week? A $9.00 voucher! All you have to do is hop on over to the Whimsical Designs blog and submit your entry into the challenge! Easy peasy, right? So I hope to see your wonderful creations over on the blog!
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week! ;)
♥s & hugs,

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge: Textiles...

Hey fellow Whimsical crafters! :D

How's your Wednesday going so far? Well, I hope it's going great! And it's going to get better with this week's awesome new challenge! It's Textiles! :D
All you have to do is add ribbon, lace, twine, fabric, or any other type of textile to your project! Easy peasy, right? ;)

Here's my project for this week...

I made a card! Crazy, right? Lols! I hardly EVER make cards... I find them kind of hard to do... :S But this card came about from last week's "Gina's Weekly Challenge" over at My Scrap Room.  It's an awesome "Flip & Gatefold" card.

Here's a quick video I did about it...

Our generous sponsor for this week's challenge is Freckled Fawn!
They are offering a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to their store!

So, head on over to the Whimsical Designs blog for more information and details on joining this challenge! Hope to see you all there!

♥s & hugs,

Paper: MME Madison Avenue
Cardstock: Ivory, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink), Pink Glitter (The Paper Studio)
Stamps: "With Love" (Whimsical Designs) and "Sending all my Love" (Craftsmart)
Ink: Versamark and Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Embossing Powder: Chestnut (American Crafts Zing)
Flowers: I Am Roses
Sprays: Caramel Apple & Creme de Rouge (Glimmer Mist)
Others: pink satin ribbon, Venice lace, heart doily, acrylic wheat spray, and Recollection bling

Friday, February 1, 2013

Whimsical Design's "Love" Blog Hop...

Hello all my fellow crafters and Whimsical friends!
Welcome to the Whimsical Designs "Love" Blog Hop! :D
If you are participating with us, you should have arrived here from Margie's blog...
If you need to start from the beginning of the hop, head on over to the Whimsical Designs blog and hop along from there! ;)

Sooo... here's a look at what I created for this awesome blog hop! :D
This is the matching mini album that I created to match the altered mailbox I showed a couple of weeks ago for our "Love is in the Air" Whimsical Wednesday Challenge.
To better explain this cute, itty bitty mini (and to FINALLY get a good view of the mailbox!), I made a quick little video! ;)

Pretty quick and simple, huh? :D So! How about some prizes and blog candy???
Our generous sponsors for this hop have graciously given us some prizes to give you all a chance to win for participating! They are:

Stamp-N-Doodle: with a chance to win 2 digi stamps of your choice,
Beccy's Place: with a chance to win 3 digi stamps of your choice, and
Miss Kate Cuttables: with a chance to win a $20 gift certificate for the store! 

And, if that weren't enough for ya'll, Stephanie of Whimsical Designs, is giving away some blog candy that includes:
A 6"x6" paper pad of MME Stella and Rose collection
2 balsa boxes
2 packs of alterable chipboard pieces
2 packs of ribbon and trim
3 small bottles of buttons
1 pack of kraft tags and twine
2 packs of bling
and 4 packs of flowers

Is that awesome or what??? ;) All you guys have to do is follow along with the blog and leave a comment on each designers' post! Easy peasy! ;) So... on to your next stop - Nanne's blog to see what amazing project she's cooked up for you guys! :D

Thanks a bunch of hopping by, and I'll see ya'll on the blogs! ;)
s & hugs,

Paper: Prima's Romance Novel, Paper Studio's Black Glitter Paper
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!'s Basic Black
Flowers: I Am Roses
Glimmer Mist: Sugar Plum Fairy
Dies: Spellbinders' Labels 1, Labels 18, and Fleur De Lis Accents & TH Plaque and Postage On the Edge Die
Punches: Various Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Stamps: Whimsical Designs "With Love" stamp set
Others: Charms, Pearl beads, Metal Accents, Grosgrain Ribbon, Venice Laces, Rhinestones