Saturday, May 23, 2015

It's Blog Hop Time

Welcome to the Start of Summer Design Team 
Showcase Blog Hop 
created by the JessicaLynnOriginal 
June 2015 – January 2016 Design Team! 

Today we are featuring projects using the JessicaLynnOriginal Brentwood Owl’s Summertime Fun image as we showcase and introduce our members! This fun stamp captures that summer vacation or holiday feel and can be used in many ways. Put your feet up and grab a cool drink to sip as you travel along the hop, getting inspired by the different takes from each of our designers. If you are coming from Vickie'sblog, then you're in the right place.

Summertime Fun should ALWAYS include time at the beach, don’t you think? There’s nothing quite like listening to the waves while searching for seashells or building sandcastles. Oh and sipping a cool drink makes it even more fun!

Here’s the card I made:

Can you tell I like seashells?

Here’s the inside of my card:

Win a prize!

Let me know what you think in the comments below. Comment on each of the blogs in the hop and you will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate towards anything at! After the hop, Jessica will randomly select a winner and announce the lucky person on her blog on Sunday, May 24th.

Next is Wiebke's blog where she has a Sunshine on a Cloudy Day sort of card to show you! Be sure to check out her clouds!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

If you get lost along the way, or a link doesn't work, click here to see a list of the blogs!

Image: JessicaLynnOriginal Brentwood Owl's Summertime Fun
Ink: Copic Markers and Wink of Stella Marker
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Kraft
Designer Paper: Paper Studio Beach House Paper Pad
Embellishments: Recollections Brads and Studio G Ribbon

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bertha Has A Big Mouth

I love Art Impressions stamps! I own several. However, I had never EVER seen Bertha Big Mouth until Susanna sent the image for the May image for Imke's group on SCS. 

Thank you, Susanna! This is such a fun image to create with!!!

BTW, Susanna also sent the instructions for assembling... unfortunately, I couldn't figure out the instructions, so I just came up with my own plan. EEK!

Here's the card I made: 

 Yes, Big Mouth Bertha's mouth really does move by pulling the tab!

Here's the inside of my card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Art Impressions Bertha Big Mouth
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Pink Passion
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Ribbon from the Thrift Store and Foof-a-La Buttons

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

30 Minutes Max

The Baker's Dozen group was challenged by this month's hostess (Dody) to use the items in her kit to make a card in 30 minutes or less! She also asked us to use something from our own stash when making our card.

Truthfully, I rarely ever make a card that takes more than 30 minutes to make. I guess I don't have the patience for that, which is probably why so many other people make cards much more creative/beautiful than mine.

Here is the card I made with Dody's kit:

The button was from my own stash.

Here's the inside of my card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Everything on this card except the button and the card base was provided to me by Dody of the Baker's Dozen. The base is Recollections 110# White Cardstock and the Button is from Foof-a-La.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mystery Bear

I'm part of a group of swappers known as the "Mystery Image" group. Each round one of the members hosts the swap. As hostess, she sends a set of identical images to the others in the group... and we create cards to swap. It's a BIG secret - we don't show our cards until the due date.

Linda was the hostess this round and yesterday was the due date... so I can now show my card.

Image: Stampin' UP! Kind Koala

Linda, I love this image! Thank you for choosing an adorable image for us to use!

Here's the inside of my card:

Thanks for stopping  by my blog today!

Image: Stampin' UP! Kind Koala (stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Recollections 110# White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers)
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Cherry Cobbler
Designer Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle Inc. "Feels Like Home" and Making Memories "Polka Dot"
Embellishments: Recollections Brads and Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Monday, May 18, 2015

One More Week

Did you notice? Last Monday was the day for a new MelonHeadz Friends Challenge, but I didn't have a card to show you. You want to know why? It's because I arrived home from my mission trip to the Dominican Republic on Saturday, and while I was gone my husband had bought me a new laptop. That's well and good, but I had so much to do to get the computer ready to use - so I didn't things set up to photograph the card and get it on my blog.

That's okay, though... because there's still time for you to participate! The challenge lasts one more week.

May 11 - 24
Theme: All About Kids

Here's the card I made:

Here's the inside:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: MelonHeadz Illustrating (pre-colored image)
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Taken with Teal
All Other Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Foof-a-La Buttons and Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Thank You Bear'y Much

There's a new challenge at One Stitch at a Time today.

Challenge #237
Theme: Anything Goes with Appreciation
Sponsor: Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet

I hope you'll play along for a chance to win this wonderful prize:

Here's my card:

My card features the following items from Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet:

Lunch Time image
Renew paper pack

Here is the inside:

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Love Rubber Stamps - Add a Sentiment
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Paper Creators - Animals
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet Lunch Time
Sentiments: A Muse Studio Essential Sentiments and Design Co. Thoughtful
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! More Mustard
Designer Paper: Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet Renew paper pack and scraps from my scrap file
Embellishments: Brads from an unknown vendor

Saturday, May 16, 2015

You Can Do It!

It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'...

May 16 - 22

Theme: CAS
Sponsor: SS Goodie Bag

I think CAS cards can be some of the prettiest cards ever - when someone else makes them. LOL! So I'm really looking forward to seeing what all of you who participate in this challenge will make.

My card? Well, at least it's not horrible.

Here it is:

Here's the inside:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Images/Sentiments: Mark's Finest "Cornflowers" stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Stampin' UP! Watercolor Wonder Crayons (using an Aqua Painter)
Cardstock: Recollections 110# White 
Designer Paper: A Muse Studio Polka Dot
Embellishments: Cloud 9 Rain Dots and Stampin' UP! Polytwill Ribbon