Friday, January 22, 2016

New Stampin' Up! and Challenges, Challenges, Challenges!!!!

Smiley from Millan.Net

Having fun with fabulous new Stampin' Up! goodies and ink and paper!!!  And finding some awesome new-to-me challenge blogs!!!

This card was super simple and quick to make, but it's a cutie!  Just a little washi tape and twine and the beautiful SU set from the new Occasions Mini 2016 Rose Wonder for the sweet greeting!

I'm playing in these two challenges:

Seize The Birthday: Clean and Simple. 

 Watercolor Wednesday: Clean and Simple

Now for my first Valentine project!  LOVE the new Stampin' Up! Occasions and Salabration 2016 so much!!!! 

This card features the new Bloomin' Love stamp set and Love Blossoms dsp.  Oh and the FABULOUS Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper!!  Of course it's sooo my favorite!!!  And seriously the little bow tie clips are adorable!!  I made a standing card using this tutorial on Splitcoast.

Decorative Corner Card Tutorial

And I'm playing in these three challenges:

SU Only Challenges:  It's Time for Valentines

Always Playing With Paper:  Challenge 57 Inspiration

TGIF Challenges:  Love Sweet Love

I've had such crazy internet issues....BUT I am posting my glitzy, shimmery tutorial in the next couple days!!!  I promise!!

~ PINK Hugs! ~

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Hello From The Fairy Side!

Smiley from Millan.Net

 Heehee!  Couldn't resist tweaking Adele's song just a wee bit! 

Welcome to an Anything Goes at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!!!  Just click on the link and check out the details and the prizes and see the gorgeous DT samples!

I got this adorable fairy image, Berry by Beary Dust Stamps from our sponsor, StitchyBear Digi Outlet and I love her!!!  I pulled out just a few Copics and decided it was time for a bright and cheery design!  I used some of the huge amount of designer paper I have in piles in drawers!  And I'm really loving Stampin' Up!  Hello Greetings Dies!!  So fun!!

I'm also playing in the Curtain Call Challenge - Girly this week with her since it's an Inspiration Challenge with the theme of "girly" and has some lovely greens, blues and floral inspiration as you can see here:

Come play along and get your creativity on!

~ PINK Hugs! ~

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Never Enough Christmas Cards!!!

Nope, not finished by a landslide!!  Even though I STILL have my pile I need to mail out, I'm happy as a snowbunny to be making more Christmas cards!!!  I know that can't surprise anyone!  LOL

This first card is for the CAS challenge I'm hosting this week on Splitcoast:

My challenge is to make a White on White card, no color except for the sentiment which can be any color you want!!

This card design is from a really cool tutorial on Splitcoast that the amazing Kittie did found here:  Wreath Tutorial

I used all SU Whisper White cardstock of course and then glittered up a piece to punch out a few glitzy pieces.  So hard to catch that in the photo however.  I do so love this super cute sentiment from SU Picture Perfect!  The Softly Falling SU embossing folder is my FAVE!  Simple as that for this card!  And although the tutorial itself is not difficult at all; having RA made it quite the undertaking in punching out all those little pieces!!  But I have plans to make more so I may have to bribe my kids to do the punching out!!  LOL

Next up is a challenge blog that I know will become a favorite!

TTS57 challenge uses this photo for the inspiration:

And HOW could I NOT play along with a PINK Christmas card challenge??  Well of course I had to!!!

Pink, white and crumb cake!!  I used some of the super cool Color Me Creative SU dsp that is resisted and so fun to color and/or sponge!  I used the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and the Christmas Greetings thinlets to add a little pop of glitz using the yummy Blushing Bride glimmer paper!!  I sponged around the crumb cake layer and embossed it with Softly Falling.  Layering the dies and adding some ribbon and pearls and a pin to finish the look.

I have what I think is a FUN and COOL new technique I came up with!!!  It's pretty simple and straightforward and glitzy of course!!  Stay tuned for later this week when I'll share that here!!!  And now go get inky and have some creative fun!!

~ PINK hugs! ~
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Friday, January 8, 2016

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Winner and Challenges, Challenges!!!

Smiley from Millan.Net

First up....thank you ALL so much for your sweet and funny and amazing comments on the Seasons Givings blog hop post!!!  It's so fun to ring in each New Year with that special hop!!!  So many comments that made me smile!!!  I wish you all a fabulous 2016!!!  And now...randomly winner is:

Happy New Year! I love all three of your cards. The pink birds in the trees are awesome! I love pink. I have decorated the Christmas tree in all pink. I loved it. Not so sure about hubby and darling son but then again, they didn't decorate the tree! lol
Thanks for sharing and inspiring! Must go cut out some pink birds! :D

CONGRATS!!!  Please send me an e-mail by next Friday with your snail mail addy so I can get the fun package out to you!!!   

Smiley from Millan.Net

And now for some fun new-to-me challenges!!  I plan to branch out and enjoy tons of great challenges this year!!!

 I chose the photo inspiration and of course since I love pink....the bright pink and white appealed to me!

Sooo love my Stampin' Up thinlets greetings!!  So fun to play with of course with the new pink glimmer paper!  All wrapped up in a big, satin bow!

Now for another awesome looking challenge at Tic Tac Toe Challenge 1

My tic tac toe is:  sparkles, embossing, new

NEW fun Stampin' Up goodness!!  I LOVE this Sunburst Thinlet and I embossed the rays, used some silver glimmer paper and of course the sun comes up new each day to brighten it up!

Come play along and get your creativity stretched and flowing!!!! 

~ Have a PINK Day! ~

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Monday, January 4, 2016

LTSCB New Beginnings Challenge!!

It's a New Year and LTSCB is celebrating too!!  This challenge is about new beginnings!!  Come play along with us!!

My adorable image comes from Julie Spiri Digital Stamps.   I couldn't think of a better way to ring in the New Year than with some PINK, glitzy presents!!!  And these little porcupines were too cute to pass up!  I hope you have a fabulous 2016 and go check out the the details of the challenge and the wonderful DT samples and then go get inky!!

~ Have a PINK Day! ~