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Saturday, December 20, 2014

NEW VALENTINE'S RELEASE BLOG HOP AT TREASURED TIMES RUBBER STAMPS!!


Hi everyone and welcome to our 
Valentines Blog Hop Party!
We're so glad you could join us today! 

We have some very cute new stamps that we're releasing today. 
These are perfect for Valentines Day card making! 
We have 10 new stamps and 1 of those is a set. 
We're also going to be introducing a New illustrator and new product line!

So lets get this party started by showing you our new line of Valentines Day stamps and our new product line!














And now I'd like to introduce our newest illustrator and new product line!!! 

Michele Roos from MicheleRDesigns has joined our team!!!


Welcome aboard Michele!!! We're so excited to be working with you!
Michele designs patterned paper for card making and she's extremely talented!  I've admired her work for some time, and some of our design team members have been using her digital papers for quit a while before we brought her on board with us. 

Michele has been hard at work designing exclusive 6 x 6 patterned paper packs just for our store Treasured Times. These Paper Packs contain 24 sheets of single sided paper. Each pack contains 8 different designs, 3 of each design. These come in a see through resealable cellophane bag with hang tab. 

Here's the first exclusive paper pack called:

Aren't these beautiful vintage papers! I love them! 
Thank you so much Michele for creating such beautiful paper for us!!!

The designs have been printed on #65 Lb card stock, so very nice quality and perfect for card making!
If you haven't seen Michele's work please visit her website.

Now that you've seen all the new stamps and the new exclusive paper let's get the hop started!!!
1 Lucky winner, will win all the stamps and paper pack shown here today. To be eligible to win the prizes please leave a comment on all the blogs including this one, and like our Facebook page here

ALL of the stamps and the Paper Pack are on sale through December 22nd at 25% off.
 After that they will go to their regular price of $8.50 each.
To receive your discount enter code: VALD25 in the voucher box at checkout.

 The design team has made some really special projects for this hop.   If you did not begin at Treasured Times Inspirational Blog, please go back and start there and follow this order:

Audrey Hippieaud Ernst-----> You Are Here!

Thank you all for coming and joining the hop! We hope that you had a lot of fun seeing all the new products and projects by the design team!!!

I made 2 projects today to share with you.  The first one features an image and a sentiment from Vintage Valentines Stamp Set by Vickie Duffill.  I colored this beautiful stamp with Copics and cut out with Sue Wilson Designs dies.  DP is from a Limited Edition paper pack and CS is Bazzill and SU.  Sentiment stamp is also from the set and cut out with Sizzix dies.  Bling is Darice.


My next creation features Cupcake Cassie by Elisabeth Bell and I just love the Doodlebug Designs cupcake DP - fits so well with the image.  Stamp is colored with Copics and cut out with Nellie's die.  Sentiment is Taylored Expressions and cut with Nellie's die.  Bling hearts and ribbon are from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and have enjoyed visiting my blog.


Now you're off to Kelli Hull, have a great time!!



ANY WINTER HOLIDAY CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Hope your weekend has started off well.   Wow, I can't belive that the next time we have a new challenge it will already be 2015.  I am not even ready for Christmas yet!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is ANY WINTER HOLIDAY!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, January 2, 2015 to come join the fun. Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize from Crafty Ribbons (winner pays shipping if any).

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line available at many online retailers - SET 5 is now available!!


Today my creation uses one of the newest images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "Christmas Story."  I think this image is so cute, love the little animals!!  Image colored with Copics and cut out with Nestie and then I added Stickles.  Sentiment from My Craft spot also cut with Nestie.  Embellies are stickers from my stash.  DP is Cloud 9 Design and CS is Bazzill.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

INSPIRATION THURSDAY AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!!

Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.   I am away for a few days with hubby for his work seminar.  We go every year around this time.  This past few months has been so crazy that I am grateful for a little break from every day responsibilities.  I am so tired that I slept in the hotel most of yesterday.  Hoping to get some Christmas shopping done today.

Since it's Thursday, that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you!  The DT gals have also made some amazing samples to inspire you so make sure you check those out at our LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK!  I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Reminder, you can find our Current CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  and it is ANYTHING GOES!!   You have until the end of December at 11:55pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.  Since it's an extra long challenge this time, there will be additional prizes!

Our challenge rules have changed - please check them out in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Also, we have a FACEBOOK FAN GROUP and PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the links to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK
LITTLE MISS MUFFET PAGE ON FACEBOOK.  You'll always find lots of fun chatter and loads of inspiration over there!



Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS digi image Swings 'n Slides Gingerbread House.  I love this image, isn't it adorable??  I have colored ith with Copics, Sakura gel pen, Fiskars and Atyou Spica glitter pens, cut out with die from my stash and added Stickles.  I chose a Sue Wilson die for the die work between the 2 papers, American Crafts ribbon and sentiment from Papertrey Ink cut with MFT die.  Gingread buttons are from my stash.  DP is Doodlebug Designs and CS is American Crafts and Bazzill.  Thanks so much for looking!!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

NEW RELEASES AT ALL DRESSED UP AND NEW DT:)

Happy Sunday afternoon, I can't believe I just woke up after NOON!  Wow, can't remember the last time I slept so late.  I guess I needed it.  Anyway, I am beyond THRILLED to announce that I have been chosen to be part of ALL DRESSED UP DT!!  I have loved Wendy's images for such a long time and I am so excited to be part of this great DT and work with her amazing images.

We have New Releases to share with you today!  Some are available exclusively as rubber stamps from Funky Kits and you are definitely going to want to add these cuties to your collection!  We also have 2 new digi stamps which you can find at ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP and they are amazing, so you will also want to visit there and pick up these beauties!!!

I have created cards with both the digi images from ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP.  The first is Little Skater and wow I love this gorgeous image.   She is colored with my trusty Copics and Sakura pen and cut out with dies from MFT.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot and also cut witgh MFT die.  Other die cutting done with Nesties.  DP is from Doodlebug Designs (love this paper!) and CS is Doodlebug and American Crafts.  Snowflake brads and fabric snowflakes from my stash.


The second creation uses the adorable Little Star, and she is such a cutie!  She is also colored with Copics.  I have cut her out with Nesties and added sentiment from My Craft Spot cut with MFT die.  DP is once again from Doodlebug and CS is Doodlebug and American Crafts.  Corner die cuts done with Nesties.  Sure hope you like my creations.



Don't forget, we also have an Anything Goes Challenge that you can find at All Dressed Up Challenge.  Make sure to use an All Dressed Up image to come play along.  Hugs!!






ADVENT CREATION WITH CRAFTY SENTIMENTS

Hi everyone and Happy Sunday!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.  This month, the DT from Crafty Sentiments are sharing Advent creations with you over at Crafty Sentiments Inspiration Blog and today is my day to share with you!   I used Christmas Seasons rubber stamp for my Advent creation.  I have made a gift tag with this wonderful image using die cuts from Marianne Designs and papers from my endless stash of Christmas papers.  This tag could be used on a gift or as a tree ornament.


Image is colored with Copics and I cut her out with scissors.  This image was great fun to color.  The sentiment is cut with stitched die from my stash and is from a clear stamp from My Craft Spot.  Ribbon on top is also from my stash.  I sure hope you like it.  Only 18 more days til Christmas!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!!

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Hope your weekend has started off well.   What a difference a couple weeks has made - the heat has been on in my craft room and each day I get a little more organized, although still not quite there as far as being totally moved and totally moved in, but I can sort of see the light at the end of the tunnel.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is CHRISTMAS!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, December 19, 2014 to come join the fun. Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize from The Cutting Cafe (winner pays shipping if any).

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line available at many online retailers - SET 5 is now available!!


Today my creation uses one of the newest images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS Daisy's Snowman.  I chose to color this gorgeous image with Copics, cut out with Nestie and add Stickles for the snow.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot and cut with Sizzix die.  Circle dies from Nesties.  Poinsettia's from my stash as is DP.  CS is Bazzill and Doodlbug Designs.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

NEW CHALLENGE AND NEW RELEASES AT SAMI STAMPS!!

Happy Friday everyone!   Yay, it is Friday and I have no set plans for the weekend which means more house organizing and hopefully lots of crafting!

We have New Releases from SAMI STAMPS BLOG SHOP to show off today at SAMI STAMPS as well as a New Challenge.  I sure hope you will visit SAMI STAMPS and check out all the DT gals projects - you will adore them:) You can find Sami's Stamps on ETSY at SAMI STAMPS SHOP and they are available for instant download!!  You can also find the whole collection of Sami's Stamps at SAMI STAMPS BLOG SHOP.  

Our New Challenge is Add a Christmas Embellishment!

Our New Release is Christmas Mix and you are going to love all the great images!

I have made 2 creations for this release/challenge.  This first one uses Present Pups image.  Image is colored with Copics and Sharpie pen for white dots and cut out with a brand new die, but I don't remember where it's from.   Sentiment from Taylored Expressions is cut with Stampin' Up die.  Poinsettia embellies are from my stash.  Dp is My Mind's Eye, I used a Sue Wilson die for the snowflake DP cut outs and CS is American Crafts and SU. 


For my 2nd creation, I chose Kiss The Kitty, which is also the $2 deal this time, so make sure you head on over to pick it up at it's special price.  Image colored with Copics and cut with Sizzix die.  Sentiment from My Craft Spot is cut with Nestie.  Other decorative die cuts done with Nesties.  DP is Doodlebug Designs, CS is also Doodlebug Designs, flowers are Petaloo with SU button in the middle.  Christmas tree embellie is from Little B.  Sure hope you like both projects and will come join our challenge!


Don't forget this great deal going on at Sami Stamps Shop

Thursday, December 4, 2014

ANYTHING GOES AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!!

Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.  I am trying to get back to regular blogging and all my DT work.  I have missed sharing with all of my wonderful followers, thanks so much for sticking with me while my blog has not been as active.

It's Thursday and that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you!  The DT gals have also made some amazing samples to inspire you so make sure you check those out at LITTLE MISS MUFFET Blog!  I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Today we start a NEW CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  and it is ANYTHING GOES hope you will come play along:)   You have the whole month to play along so come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.  Our challenge rules can be found in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Also, we have a FACEBOOK FAN GROUP and PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the links to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK
LITTLE MISS MUFFET PAGE ON FACEBOOK.  You'll always find lots of fun chatter and loads of inspiration over there!


Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS  digi stamp Polka Dot Pals Zappa.   I love this cute image.  She is colored with Copics and cut out with scissors.  I used Nesties for the die cuts behind the image and a different Nestie for the sentiment, which is from Taylored Expressions.  I chose DP from SU and my stash.  White glittered balls are from Mark Richards and musical snowflake is from Little Paperie.  I sure hope you like it and will come join our challenge!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

LACY SUNSHINE - NORTH POLE CHALLENGE!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!   After a very cold week and snow, including a snow day on Monday for my kids, the weekend has warmed up a bit.  Also, the best news is that the heat in my daughter's apartment was fixed today which means I don't turn into icicles when I'm in my craft room now:)

I'm excited to announce we have a New Challenge starting today at Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog and this fortnight it is NORTH POLE - winter, snow, snowflakes, icicles, candy canes, etc.  You can find it by visiting the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.  Hope you will come play along!

We have a new category for our challenges - you may now enter with a colored image only in addition to card/project entries.  Colored images only are limited to one per person per challenge and a prize will be given for the colored image category.


We also have new "Loyalty Program" digi.   This time Heather is offering NORTH POLE ENCHANTRESS!  Make sure to check out all the image collections at Lacy Sunshine Shoppe!


My card today uses the loyalty program digi NORTH POLE ENCHANTRESS from Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.   I have colored her with Copics and Sakura pens, cut out with Wild Rose Studio die and added Stickles.  Snowflake die cuts done with Lifestyle Crafts die.  DP is Kaisercraft and CS is American Crafts.  Sentiment from Taylored Expressions is cut with Nestie.  Crystal bling is from Prima.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

FOR and/or WITH KIDS CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Hope your weekend has started off well.   I'm trying to slowly get back to crafting and posting creations, but I am very limited as I have no heat in the area of the house where my craft room is and it has been below freezing here.  My craft area is completely disorganized and I can't stay in there long enough to organize given the subzero temperatures.  We are hoping it will be fixed today, but not holding our breath on that one...

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is FOR and/or WITH KIDS!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, December 5, 2014 to come join the fun. Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize from Frantic Stamper  (winner pays shipping if any).

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line available at many online retailers - SET 5 is now available!!

Today my creation uses one of the newest images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS Swingin Penny.  I have colored this cutie and her squirrel friend with Copics and then cut out with Nesties.  DP is from DCWV and CS is American Crafts.  Sentiment is from Paper Sweeties and is cut with Nestie.  Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!



Friday, November 21, 2014

NEW VALENTINE RELEASE BLOG HOP AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!!

Welcome to the “Crafty Sentiments Designs’ blog hop”!
New Release Coming Soon

It's the "Day 2"!!!  We are so excited to have you join us today!  At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design Team from “Crafty Sentiments Designs." You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your crafting lists! If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the Crafty Sentiments Designs’ blog to start at the beginning of the hop.
Here is the project I created for this hop using the Brand New stamp "Hanging Hearts."  It is such a gorgeous image.  I have colored with Copics and cut out with Nesties.  DP is Doodlebug Designs, have used Martha Stewart punch for border and Prima bling/pearls.  Sure hope you like it and enjoy the hop!!


Now how about some blog hop prizes??
3 of the new rubber stamps release will go to 3 different hoppers In order to win you will need to leave a comment each day on all the blogs.

What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1. Become a follower of each blog in the hop, if you aren't already for the 4 days “Blog Hop New Releases”.
2. Leave some comment love at each stop for the 4 days “Blog Hop New Releases”.
3. If you do both of the above, check back here at the “Crafty Sentiments’ blog” for the winners on 28th November !


Now for the blog hop lineup:- Craftysentiments Blog

- Goldie
- CĂ©line
- Bettina
-Suzette
- Audrey----->YOU ARE HERE
- Olivia
- Jackie
- Valou

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on our wonderful hop! Be sure to head on over to the other stops for more inspiration, comment and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!

Good luck!

Monday, November 10, 2014

NEW CHALLENGE AT FAERY INK!

Happy Monday - counting down to the big move on Friday and I am SO not organized enough!  Hubby moved lots this weekend, but I didn't get to go to the new place at all since I was busy packing up stuff here.  Feeling pretty overwhelmed at the moment and miss being able to craft every day.  I'm sure you are all sick of hearing about my move, so rest assured, it will be done by end of week:)

Anyway, we have a New Challenge for you starting today at FAERY INK CHALLENGE BLOG and if you pop over to the blog, you can see all the fabulous DT creations!  Our challenge this time is CHRISTMAS and you have 1 month to come play along!  You are not required to use an image from FAERY INK DESIGNS, but Amanda has so many awesome images for this theme, hope you will pop over and check them out!


My card today uses "Elf Fairy Cutie Gingerbread Man" from FAERY INK DESIGNS.  This image is gorgeous and was so much fun to color with my Copics, Atyou Spica and Sharpie pens and cut out with Nesties.  I added Stickles for the trim on her hat and top.  DP is Imaginiece abd CS is Bazzill, SU and American Crafts.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot and cut with Crafter's Companion dies.  Glitter stockings are Jolee's Boutique.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

AUTUMN COLORS CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Hope your weekend has started off well.   As you can see, my posting has been very limited over the past 2 weeks.  Our big move is Friday, Nov. 14, and my hope is to be able to post more this coming week, but we'll see..

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is AUTUMN COLORS!  You have until 11:55pm EDT on Friday, November 21, 2014 to come join the fun. Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize – $10 voucher to Marker Pop! (winner pays shipping if any).

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line available at many online retailers - SET 5 is now available for pre-order!!

Today my creation uses one of the newest images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS Autumn Penny.


I went with a slightly different color scheme than most of my other Autumn creations, but still stuck with Autumn colors.  I chose Cloud 9 Design DP, CS from Bazzill and SU, ribbon from Paper Mart and bling from Darice.  Image is cut with Little Bs dies, background die cut with Leabilities die.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot and cut with Little Bs die.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Friday, November 7, 2014

SPECIAL POST - WHIMSY DT CALL

Happy Day everyone!  1 week until the big move, but since we are only moving 10 minutes away, moving has taken all my time, more or less, over the past 2 weeks.  We are trying desparately to move everything except the big furniture before the movers come.  It has been slow going, largely because I have so much crafting stuff and I decided to go through all of it and reduce what I had prior to moving.  Good news - I have 8 boxes going to Goodwill, the other news (wouldn't necessarily call it bad LOL, it that I still have WAY too much stuff!!)

Anyway, I am posting today after almost 2 weeks with no posts because one of my very favorite shops, Whimsy Stamps Shop is having a DT Call for their rubber stamp and die DT and part of the application process is to post a project and let them know why I want to be on the Whimsy Stamps Shop DT.

As many of you who follow me know, I have served on the Whimsy Stamps Shop digital DT since January 2014.  I have loved every minute of it and adore all the artists, stamps, die cuts and much more found at Whimsy Stamps Shop.  Whimsy Stamps Shop has so many wonderful rubber stamp artists and I would love to be able to work with each and every one of them.

I pride myself on taking my time to provide well colored and photographed creations.  I put 110% effort into every project I make and don't ever cut corners to finish a project for the sake of completing it, if it's not up to my high standards I would rather start over than turn in something subpar.  You can rest assured that I always turn in my best product possible.  I love to work with a variety of artists, finding it fun and challenging to work with different artistic styles, especially those which may be out of my comfort zone.

I love meeting new people both within DTs and with fans of the shops I DT for on FB and other forums.  I honor my commitments by having my projects done on time and my posts done when they are supposed to be.  I take great pride and honor in serving in all the DTs of which I am a part, and would love to include Whimsy Stamps Shop DT as one of them.

Thanks so much for this opportunity.  My card created for the call features Wanda digi stamp from the Marika Collins Collection at Whimsy Stamps Shop.  I know it is past Halloween, but I really love this image and had started coloring it before Halloween and wanted to finish it.  I used Copis to color this beauty and cut her out with scissors.  I chose DP from Doodlebug Designs and CS from American Crafts and Bazzill.  Ribbon is from my stash, bat stickers are Little B and sentiment is from My Craft Spot and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Die behind the image is Joy! Crafts.  I sure hope you like it and thanks so much for looking!!


As part of my application for Whimsy Stamps Shop, I am showing to other images to demonstrate some different color combos.

From Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Claudia's Butterflies


From Di's Digi Stamps - Fairies Storytime