Friday, December 26, 2014

Lawnscaping FIT December Blog Hop: Turquoise and Green!

Hi, everybody! It's my first official monthly blog hop as part of the Lawnscaping Challenge's Facebook Inspiration Team! This month's blog hop is sponsored by Spectrum Noir, and they're giving away a generous prize pack of two sets of alcohol-based markers in TURQUOISE and GREEN!

Make sure you leave comments on all of the blogs in today's hop, because ONE lucky person will be chosen from ALL of the comments left on the blogs to win the prize! (So, that means the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!)

And, since TURQUOISE and GREEN are inspiring our hop creations, I came up with this card:


I used papers from Lawn Fawn's "Let's Polka" and "Sweater Weather" petite paper packs, the walrus, the ice,  a sentiment and some snowflakes from "Critters in the Arctic". I also used snowflakes from a few different Lawn Fawn sets: "Winter Penguin", "Critters in the Arctic", and "Yeti, Set Go".



I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday yesterday and are having lots of holiday fun! 

Here's the full list of blogs in today's hop:






Suzanne--> you are here!!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget to leave me a comment before you go for your chance to win the super cool prize from Spectrum Noir!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

You'll LOVE the new digi stamp bundles at Some Odd Girl!

Hi, there! Welcome to our second week of showcasing special themed digi stamp bundles in the Some Odd Girl Stamps Store!

There are four new digi bundles this week, each containing four digi stamps. My first card features Cupid Mae, one of the four digi stamps in the "Love" bundle


My second card features "Love Letter." (The "Love" bundle also includes "Sweet Kiss Kody" and "Hand Holding Mae and Kody." With the stamp bundles, you get all four digis together at a special discount price!): 


The layout on this card is inspired by the current sketch at retro sketches (#145):


Stop by the Some Odd Girl Store to purchase the "Love" digi set or any of the other special bundles! Here's a look at all four images in the "Love" digi bundle: Love Letter, Hand Holding Mae and Kody, Sweet Kiss Kody and Cupid Mae:



Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #96: Merry Christmas!

Hi, everybody! I hope you're ready for a new Lawnscaping challenge, because one starts today!

The theme for this challenge is "Merry Christmas," so I made a little scene with the yeti from Lawn Fawn's "Yeti, Set, Go", the string of lights from "Cozy Christmas" and the Santa hat from "Hats Off to You".


With a little creative masking, I made a custom sentiment with words from "Cozy Christmas" and "Yeti, Set, Go." The papers are from the "Snow Day" petite paper pad. 

I made the snow by stamping watermark ink on a strip of white card stock, then heat embossing some clear crystal embossing powder on top. I find that making the snow that way is easier than spreading on glitter glue and waiting for it to dry!



For all the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry, visit the Lawnscaping blog! One lucky entry will win a gift certificate from Lawn Fawn!

Hope your week is off to a great start! Thanks so much for stopping by today! 



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Your Next Stamp's December Release After Party!

Hi, everybody! I hope you enjoyed the blog hop celebrating the new release at Your Next Stamp. Now that the hop has ended, it's time for the after party! Here's another card I made with "Little Darling January", one of the new clear stamp sets just released at Your Next Stamp.

I used a few Carribean Punch Gumdrops to accent the card and the wood veneer snowflake.


Don't forget about the special sale code for your next purchase at Your Next Stamp! It's worth 30% off your purchase (including sale items). The offer expires on December 14:


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have some crafty time coming up this weekend!

Hugs,

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Holiday Edition!

Hi, everybody! Since I had so much fun participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop in September, I'm joining in the fun again with the holiday edition of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that's kicking off today! So, grab a cup of your favorite holiday beverage, and get ready for some caffeinated inspiration!


My card was inspired by the red holiday cups you'll find at your favorite coffee shop. I stamped and paper pieced the cups from Lawn Fawn's "Love You A Latte" set in a tree shape, and masked stamps from Lawn Fawn's "Winter Fox" and "Winter Owl" sets to create a custom sentiment. (The snowflake on the coffee sleeves is from the "Critters in the Arctic" stamp set.)


Many thanks to Amy Tsuruta of Tsuruta Designs for graciously organizing and hosting the hop and working so hard to get everything ready! You can find all of the details and the full list of blogs in today's hop at Amy's blog, including the prize list from all of the generous companies donating prizes for the hop!

The hop starts today and runs until Sunday, December 14th (if you're participating in the hop, you'll have until Friday, December 12 at 11:55 Pacific Time to link your blog to the list on Amy's blog). 

Make sure you leave a comment before you hop to the next blog, because Amy will be giving away a prize to FIVE lucky hoppers who leave comments on ALL of the blogs. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Special Digi Bundles at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi, everybody! With the holidays just around the corner, we're doing things a little differently at Some Odd Girl Stamps! Instead of a new digi release today, we're showcasing special themed digi stamp bundles that you'll find in the Some Odd Girl Stamps Store!

There are four themed bundles this week, each containing four digi stamps. We'll have four new and different themed bundles next Tuesday. I have two cards to share with you today featuring stamps from the "Holiday" bundle: "Holiday Pup" and "Christmas Tree Mae."

Here's my card with "Holiday Pup." I also used a wood veneer Hexie Dot as an accent.


My card layout was inspired by the current challenge at retro sketches. I turned the sketch and moved the accents to the right of the main image.



Here's my second card, featuring "Christmas Tree Mae":


The layout for this card is inspired by deconstructed sketch #179:


I made a standard-sized card instead of a square card, and made the elements in the sketch larger.

Here's a look at the stamps included in the "Holiday" bundle: "Santa's Helper Tobie", "Holiday Pup", "Christmas Tree Mae" and "Santa's List Tia."



Stop by the Some Odd Girl Store to purchase this set or any of the other special bundles! 


Have you hopped with us yet? There's still time to leave comments and to link up your holiday creations with Some Odd Girl Stamps (new or old) in our special Linky Party! Visit the Some Odd Girl blog for all the details!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

Monday, December 8, 2014

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's the Hol-ODD-Day Blog Hop!

Hello Oddies, welcome to Day 1 of our 3rd Annual Hol-ODD-Day Hop!

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We Odd Girls have joined together for a fun event for EVERYONE - not just because you get to hop, but because you get to PARTICIPATE and share your own holiday creations!

We mixed things up a bit to bring you a variety of holiday projects that we hope will inspire you. You can comment on all of the blogs, participate by linking your own below (to be eligible to win, be sure you link to us in your post), and comment throughout the event on other people's links as well!

And there will be PRESENTS! The hop starts Monday, December 8 and runs through Friday, December 12th. We'll be announcing 3 winners next Wednesday, December 17th, so you have plenty of time to comment between now and then! You have until midnight on Friday, December 12 to link your projects to our Hol-ODD-Day Hop link party.

Today, all of the Odd Girls have projects to share for the big event, so you can visit their blogs to see what they've created for the hop. (You can find the full hop list at the bottom of my post.)

I made ornaments using the Snowflake Ornament cut file. You could also use this file to make photo gift tags or dress up a gift bag! I dressed up the ornaments with some Sorbet Sequins, glitter glue, and some Blue Bamboo twine to hang them up! If you don't have photos to use, you can substitute your favorite holiday Some Odd Girl digi or clear stamp!

The pictures I used are a few years old, but I made one featuring our dog, Midnight, and another with Scott & me:


Here's the hop list for our awesome team:
Some Odd Girl blog (featuring a new inspiration project each day!)
Tabbatha
Linda
Katie
Mary Pat
Stephanie
Alexis
Nicole
Suzanne - you're here!
Judy
Jo Ann
Melissa
Leah
Brianna
Lenny
Anna
Kristy

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Remember to comment along the way, and link up your holiday-themed projects using Some Odd Girl stamps (new or old)! We can't wait to see what you make!

Lawnscaping DT Post: Deck the Halls

Hi, everybody! I'm up on the Lawnscaping blog today with a festive card featuring Lawn Fawn's Deck the Halls clear stamps and coordinating Lawn Cuts dies!


I'd love it if you stopped by the Lawnscaping blog to say hello; you'll also find out how I created the wreath using a simple stamping trick!

Hope your week is off to a great start! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Your Next Stamp's December New Release Hop!

Hi, everybody! I'm so glad you stopped by today! Since I'm a guest designer this month at Your Next Stamp, I'm joining in the blog hop to celebrate their December release! 

You'll find the full list of blogs in today's hop at the bottom of my post, and make sure to visit each blog (and leave a comment) for your chance to WIN a $20 gift certificate to the YNS Store!




I've made a couple of cards to share with you today! The new stamps are adorable and are super-fun to color...they are perfect for creating cards, tags and other projects for the holidays!

My first card features "January" and her little penguin pal. I also used some of the Sparkly Teal Gumdrops to embellish my card. 


My second card features "Aspen". I used some of YNS's Carribean Punch Glittered Gumdrops to accent a few of the snowflakes on the patterned paper.


You'll have until December 9 at midnight (EST) to visit all of the blogs in the hop and leave your comments for your chance to win the gift certificate! Winners will be posted on the YNS blog before the DT Dare challenge on December 11!

Can't wait to place an order for the new release, or want to get some of the YNS sets on your wish list? You're in luck! Here's a coupon code for you to use on your order for 30% off your purchase (including sale items). The offer starts today and expires on December 14:


I hope you've enjoyed the projects I shared with you today, and I'm glad you stopped by! Be sure to leave a comment for me before you hop over to the next blog to increase your chance of winning the $20 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store!



Saturday, December 6, 2014

Your Next Stamp - New Release Preview

Hi, everybody! It's getting close to new release time at Your Next Stamp, so I have a sneak peek of "Aspen", one of the new clear stamp sets being released at YNS in December:


I created a little scene on my card. To make the water, I used Glossy Accents over the patterned paper. I cut an arch of white card stock and added glitter glue to create the snow.

Here's another look at the card front, so you can see that she's attached her to the card with some foam tape for dimension. The snowflakes are accented with Sparkly Teal Gumdrops.



Be sure to come back tomorrow, when we kick off the December release with a blog hop! You could be one of the lucky winners of a gift certificate to the YNS Store! And, I'll have a special sale code for your next purchase at Your Next Stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have some crafty time coming up this weekend!