Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fresh Inspiration

Hello Everybody!

There is a new fresh challenge over at House of Cards.  And there are a few new ladies that have joined us so be sure to check out everybody's creations.

This month you can use the picture or the colors so I used the strawberries.

I used my Silhouette machine to cute the strawberries and Stickles to outline them.  The stamp sentiment was given to me and it says copyright OTC.


Here is a closeup of the strawberries.  I think they look delicious! ;)  LOL


I am linking this up to the Silhouette Challenge: #27 Anything goes.

Here's the inspiration photo:



Be sure to stop by and see all of the wonderful inspiration from the DT.

Until next time my friends...stay sweet! :)


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fantasy Land Layout

Hello Everybody!

Wow--how did June just whiz by like that?  I mean we have a few days left.... but still!  Summer has been so fun so far with visiting friends, swimming, and going to the library.  And now I found some time to make a scrapbook page-Yay!


There is a great sketch at The Memory Nest that I used for this layout.  It's for the Make It Monday challenge 41.  I used Paper Pizzazz paper and the title, Mickey thumb and date label are die cuts from the paper collection.  

I'm so happy-I just recently organized like half of my scrapbook room.  I used a 4-step method by Tiffany from Scraprack.  You don't have to buy anything and the videos are free.  It's been awesome!  Like that yellow tag is a chipboard tag and I probably wouldn't have used it before because I wouldn't have been able to find it--LOL  So if you are struggling with getting your scrappy supplies in order check her out.  :)

So thank you so much for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...It's a small world after all! :)

Friday, June 5, 2015

14 Minute Hike

Hello Everybody!

There are new sketches at Stick It Down!  The single page sketch is so fun-check it out!

Here is what I created with this month's sketch:


Here's the little story behind the 14 minute hike.  


I'm so happy that I used that daisy die cut.  I have had in my stash for ever!  

Ok so here is the sketch:


We can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time my friends...it's time to scrap!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Brads, Bling, and Buttons-Oh My!

Hello Everybody!

There's a new challenge at Scrap It Girl!  So get out your stash-we want to see Brads, Bling, and Buttons!

Here is what I have created for the challenge:


The gold color behind the picture is Viva Inka-Gold.  The picture is lined with bling that you cut off of the sheets.  The hat is a die cut from my Cricut a long time ago.  And the picture below shows the buttons and brads.


I even got to use a heart tag from my stash that a friend gave me.  Yay! :)

And I must show you the awesome prize:


You can enter 2 times.  You can make a scrapbook page or card or mixed media piece as long as it follows the brads, bling, and buttons challenge.  

We can't wait to see what you'll create!

Until next time my friends! :)

Monday, June 1, 2015

House of Cards Blog Hop

Hello Everybody!

Here at House of Cards it's the end of the term.  We are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and feel so grateful to those staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Judy's blog.

This hop will run FROM June 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH June 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment! 


Here's our photo inspiration~

I LOVE this photo!  There is so much inspiration here-the colors (which is what I used), the flowers, those square ottomans, leaves, a little yellow, even a W and an H.  And that is what I see just at a glance!  So here is what I created from this picture and our Awesome sponsors:


This is a definition stamp and for me I saw it at the right time.  I have 2 wonderful friends in my life who are going through some tough times.  And this sentiment is perfect for a card for each of my friends.  Here's how I used it. 


These swirls are from the Silhouette store.  I used ribbon to outline the sentiment and some bling.  I love pink and green together!


I had to get a little messy.  I used Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint, and Mustard Seed Distress Paints for the background.  The leaves are a Tim Holtz die cut and I cut red line paper so I could put a fine glitter on it.  I sponged and sprinkled water on the sentiment itself after I used the raspberry distress ink on it,


In this photo there you can see the sparkle a little better.



The frame inspired this card.  I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  For the pink butterfly I used Picked Raspberry distress ink.  I also used it around the base of my card.  The Thank You is from the tags stamp and I used mowed lawn for that.  

I always need Thank you cards so this was perfect!

So, are you ready to get hopping?!  Yep, it's time, but first we've got some fabulous sponsors to share with you!  Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!


Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!


Deedee's Digis
Prize: Gift Card to the online store.


The name says it all!  If you're looking for wholesome digital "stamps" and papers that will make you smile, this is the place to shop!  We have a variety of sets for any occasion and any crafter.  Stop by to check them out today!


Eclectic Anthology
Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.



Eclectic Anthology is your source for commercial use, royalty free, printable antique and vintage digital graphics.  Much of what you'll see is exclusive to our site and can't be found anywhere else, but we also have some public domain graphics as well.  Everything has been professionally edited and retouched for maximum quality and expert clarity.


Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package



Great Impressions was founded in 1984 by Ken and Deone Mackenzie.  With a love for stamping, the company grew.  The result is a quality rubber stamp in either wood mount or stickable mount backing for all your stamping needs.  Great Impressions' goal is to provide the highest quality stamps and to inspire creativity!  Please check out our online store to see over 1,000 stamp designs today!  We know you'll find something that will leave a "Great Impression" on you!

Here are the stamps you could win!
(Three total--flower, leaf, and sentiment)


Prize: Gift Card to Store
Inspired by Stamping
Inspired by Stamping is a boutique online craft store based in Australia and was founded by Joanna Munster in July 2011. Our commitment is to bring you the highest quality in paper crafting supplies. We design & manufacture the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters. Whether you're just starting out in card making or a "seasoned scrapper", you'll find that our stamps and products are a great addition to your collection.


Stitchy Bear
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.
We are proud to say that we have been in business, serving our customers since 2010.
We have a very large and talented group of Digital Creators who sell their products in our store and who regularly upload new products. You will find something new almost daily.



And now, here's your hop order~

 House of Cards Challenge Blog

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Lilian !  Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!  

Until next time my friends... Get to hoppin!  There are so many fabulous prizes out there! :)