Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Inspiration Destination Anything Goes

Did you know there's a new blog in town? Maybe not town but definitely in blog land. It's called Inspiration Destination and is the brain-child of Ema Martinez. It's a weekly "Anything Goes" challenge blog with fabulous sponsors including Sherri Baldy, Rick St. Dennis, and Robyn's Fetish just to name a few. Our sponsor this week is 


 Be sure to stop by and say, "Hi!" and get some inspiration and to enter your own creation! 

Crafty Sentiments image and sentiment
Copics Markers
Design paper from my stash
Stampendous embossing powder
Spellbinders Nestabilities die
Frantic Stamper "Bat & Ghosts" die
Tim Holtz "Black Soot" distress ink
Rhinestone bling
White Gelly Roll pen
Foam dots

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

I'm One of the Outlawz

That's right. I'm now a member of the Outlawz Paper Ala Mode design team. The Paper Ala Mode team has a weekly challenge with the winner winning freebies from the sponsor. This week our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and they are offering a $21 gift card to their shop. Our challenge them this week is...
The Great Pumpkin
We want to see all of your pumpkin inspired creations!
Be sure to visit the Outlawz for more inspiration and to enter your own "Great Pumpkin!" 

Bugaboo image
Copic Markers
Anna Griffin die w/coordinating embossing folder
Misc papers including Martha Stewart
Frantic Stamper "small bow" die
Tim Holtz "soot" Distress Ink
Foam dots
Challenges entered
Mojo Monday - W - Sketch*
Hiding in my Craft Room - Embossing!
Catch The Bug - October Anything Goes Challenge
Open-Minded Challenges - - Pumpkins / Jack o' Lanterns
Pumpkin spice - Harvest or Halloween
Sisterhood of the SnarkyStampers - H is for Hopeful Halloween
We Do Doobadoo Challenge -  Halloween!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fitztown Anything Goes

Yikes! Where have I been? I have to apologize for missing the Fitztown Challenge Blog  "Anything Goes" post and card. The challenge for this fortnight went live on Sunday. Before to pop in at the blog for more inspirations and to enter your own creation for a chance to win free digital images. You must use a digi to enter.

Fitztown Winter Collection image
Copic Markers
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Dienamics Fishtail Stax die
Dienamics Round Pierced die
Dienamics Mini Wavy Pennants
Snowflake cut outs from EK Success "snowflake" edge punch
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Fiskars Star punch
Rhinestone stars
Foam Dots

Challenges entered
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
House of Cards - (October) Punch and/or Die
Melonheadz Friends Challenge -  Lots of Layers
Pile It On - 2 or More Die Cuts

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Ready Set Smile

My and my husband's favorite aunt (my side of the family) celebrated a birthday on Sunday. This is the card he dug from my stash to give to her.

The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and was colored w/Copic Markers. After coloring, the image was cut with a Dienamics Pierced Square Die. I'm sure I used a sketch but can't recall where it originated. The design papers are from my stash. I also used a Cuddlebug embossing folder and Spellbinders Nestabilities Pennant die with the sentiment from Creat w/TLC. Although it's not showing up well in the photos I also used a glue pen and Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder to add highlights to the cake. Finally I added foam squares, flowers from my stash, clear rhinestone bling, and Gelly Roll pen as the finishing touches. 

My aunt is crafty in her own right so this card along with a craft store gift card were the perfect gift!

Challenges entered

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with twist - add some Yellow
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Pop it Up
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - depict something sweet or make something for your sweetie
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
House of Cards -  (October) Punch and/or Die
My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - (October) Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Always Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox - Happy Birthday

Monday, October 13, 2014

Frantic Stamper Clean and Simple Foursome

I'm proud to say I'm a member of the Frantic Stamper, Inc. design team. If you've not shopped at Frantic Stamper, Inc., you have missed a one-stop shop scrapbooking experience. Fran Robertson is the owner operator, while Kathy Berger is the resident Frantic Stamper Precision die designer. You can pre-order releases and easily shop the in-stock assortment. With this latest release I am doing the happy dance. Remember Steve Martin's excitement with the release of the new phone book in The Jerk? That was me when I received my new dies. I am in awe of the simplicity as well as the detail of them all. Is that an oxymoron? How can something be simple and yet still detailed. I don't know but they are awesome. Frantic Stamper dies fuel my creative arsenal and make me better than I ever thought I could be. Please do take the time to visit the online store. I am sure you'll find something you love!
Now that I'm finished gushing...check out my latest creations.

I am not a Clean and Simple girl but using Frantic Stamper Inc dies, this is CAS done right. I created these quartet of cards using dies only. Each card uses four dies. I could have created more but I just couldn't wait to share these. The dies used are Elementals #1 (FRA-Die-09306), Nativity Christmas Bauble (FRA-Die-09296), Deer Christmas Bauble (FRA-Die-09295), Teardrop Christmas Bauble Background (FRA-Die-09294 and finally Happy Holidays (FRA-Die-09293). I especially like that the Deer Christmas Bauble creates a wonderful and masculine holiday card.

These dies cut with absolute precision so don't be put off with my "Happy Holidays." I've never even had to use shims with Frantic Stamper dies in either my Cuddlebug or my Big Shot. I like to leave some of the cut-outs in place for added dimension and flair. Don't these look great? Be sure to visit Frantic Stamper, Inc. online! Expect to see more Clean and Simple cards using these same dies in different variations!
Challenges entered
Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes
House of Cards -  (October) Punch and/or Die
613 Avenue Create -  Anything Goes w/Optional CAS
Outlawz - W, CAS only - Simple and Clean
Pile It On - Use 2 or More Die Cuts

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