April 25, 2012

Packaging that says KaBoom!

Today's Momenta Blog Post project is all about pretty packaging heralding Spring!  

Sometimes gift giving just needs that extra oomph by jazzing up a container and scribbling thoughtful words of appreciation in a matching card - after all it is the thought that counts so why not make that thought say: "kaBoom!!!" 

Well I did just that with a container that I had here at home - which happened to fit 10 Homemade delicious cookies perfectly.  I used paper from Momenta which included these gorgeous bright pink flowers which I fussy cut to make them pop right up.  For a full list of supplies and how I put these babies together visit the Momenta Blog post:

I have yet another busy day planned today in my quest to get my house ready for summer.  I hope you manage to get a bit of crafty time in while you go about your business.  I am going to try but somehow I think I might just have to wait until tomorrow....


April 23, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #166

Welcome to this special Tuesday, my final one as Guest Designer for Flourishes and also my final card for their wonderful Timeless Tuesday Challenge series!  This week is really fun and definitely a first for me.  The challenge is BINGO!  I have never participated in a Bingo card challenge and was quite excited to see so many options. First here is my challenge card:

Flourishes Stamp Set:

Other Supplies:

It was tough to decide but eventually my card fell into place with the following sequence:

Pink*Ribbon*Die Cut

All the details about this challenge can be found on the  Flourishes Blog

{For your Bingo inspiration}
Geri Utterback (April Guest Designer)
*Kazan Clark*(April Guest Designer)

Good luck playing Bingo - crossing fingers it's your turn to win the jackpot!

Win JustRite Stamps & Copic Markers

There is still time for you to enter JustRite's Friday Color Challenge #071 - Perfect Pastels.  The contest ends on Wednesday May 2nd at 6:00pm (central).  I love the color palette showcased in the Inspiration board and decided to create a shaped card as some "challenge inspiration" for ya (I can't enter but I can play *lol*).   Here is the inspiration photo...

I used one of my all time favorite combination of products on this card: JustRite/Spellbinders/Copic Markers!  The stamps set is JustRite's uber cute Botanical Butterflies, the die set is Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles and Copics YR61, YR07 and R29

Ready for your Inspiration Board?

(photos courtesy of stylemepretty.com)

Share your images on the JustRite Blog and remember to follow all challenge rules to be eligible to win BIG.  Good luck - I can't wait to see what you all come up with. 

April 20, 2012

Win Prizes with PSA Essentials & Momenta!

Welcome to the PSA Essentials and Momenta Blog Hop.  These two gorgeous companies have teamed up to bring you tons of inspiration in the creativity department.   If you are joining us from my uber talented good friend Jeanne Streiff you are right on track :) 

I made a gift bag using both the PSA Stamper and Momenta Paper and Stickers - because you all know I loooove my gift bags!!!!  Here are the product details:

Momenta Products:
ST-2040 White LG PFY Alpha
ST-5425 PFY Banner Letters B&W
Family Outing Super Paper Pad

PSA Essentials
Peel & Stick Stampers and Stamper

Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Motifs
Gift Bag

I love this darling Bee and Border design from my PSA Essentials Peel and Stick Stamp set.  This set comes with a variety of designs and the border and stamps are interchangeable.  The self inking stamper is so easy to us too - great for making multiple cards too!

{Prizes to be Won}

Both Momenta and PSA Essentials are sponsoring fab prizes on this hop.  Here are your deets

PSA is giving away 2 Peel & Stick stamp sets & 1 PSA Stamper (MSRP - $55)
Momenta is giving away a Vacation Prize pack (MSRP - $35)

(Participants must comment on each blog to be eligible for the prizes)

{Blog Hoppers}

The next person in line after me is the fabulously talented 

I hope you have fun and more importantly I wish you all the best of luck in winning some fabby prizes.  Thanks for joining me today.

April 16, 2012

Flourishes TTC 165: Favorite Flourishes Stamp

I am excited to participate in another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge as one of their Guest Designers for the month of April.  This one was uber fun to put together because it involved making a card using scores and folds.  The challenge this week is to use our favorite Flourishes Stamp.   I love them all (seriously LOVE them all) so I chose Flourishes Medallion Motif because I have not used it in a while to make a card that is a little different!  

This was my first time making a Diamond Fold card and let me tell ya - this type of card is very impressive.  Make this and present it to someone and they are sure to ooooh and aaaah over your amazing creativity! - in reality super quick and easy!  Beate has a wonderful video demonstration on how to score and fold this card on Splitcoast Stampers - here is the link:

After following Beate's easy instructions I was ready to assemble my card.  These are the products I used:

BoBunny Paper
Copic Markers 

Now that I have showed you where to find the tutorial on making a Diamond Fold Card I bet you are ready for the challenge deets and some DT inspiration - well look no further friends....

Geri Utterback (April Guest Designer)
*Kazan Clark*(April Guest Designer)

Thanks for joining me here today - Have fun getting creative with your folding cards & good luck in the challenge


April 14, 2012

Princess Party Decorations

Almost all little girls dream of having a Princess party - including my two!  I designed these little cupcake toppers using my Spellbinders Crown Ovals die templates and these adorable Princess Clear Layered Stickers from Momenta.  

For a full tutorial on how I made the toppers and wrappers visit Momenta's Blog post titled:

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far!  We are experiencing a little cold front here in Colorado so I am hoping to hunker down, stay warm & dry and get a little crafty!


April 9, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 164

Welcome to my second week of guest designing for Flourishes!  Every Tuesday during the month of April I will be participating with the fabulous Friends of Flourishes Blog team in weekly challenges.  This week my good friend and awesomest designer, Mona Pendleton, is hosting a fun challenge with fabby prizes to be won!

Flourishes Stamp Set:
Other Supplies:

Mona's Challenge this week is to use a fruit on your project.  Enter to win on the Flourishes Blog and you could win a prize :).  Here is your link list to the Friends of Flourishes inspirational cards:

 Geri Utterback (April Guest Designer)
*Kazan Clark*(April Guest Designer)

I can't wait to see your entries.  Happy Tuesday!

April 6, 2012

Win Prizes in JustRite's Friday Challenge

I am ending the week of JustRite Papercrafting new reveal stamps with a gift bag - you all know how much I Loove my gift bags :).  Every Friday JustRite presents a challenge to crafters and you can win prizes!!!  This week the challenge is to create a background using ANY JustRite stamp set.

I love Granny's Attic background stamp and wanted to recreate a vintage looking gift bag.  These techniques are a little out of my comfort zone but truth be told I reeeeallly enjoyed it.  I dabbled with a bit of paint, ink, distressing and to my surprise I actually enjoyed it :) I think these techniques may be featured again on this blog - watch this space *lol*

A few special techniques and products to be mentioned here is that the ribbon is from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I colored my natural wood finish buttons with my Copic Markers to vintage them up a bit.  And I just realised *gasp* that for the first time in a reeeaaaallly long time there is no Spellbinders on this project :)    The craft gift bag and paint are from Michaels and the paper is from the Recollections collection.

The JustRite Papercrafting Team have all created fabulous projects to inspire you...

{ Friday Challenge}

For your chance to win fabulous prizes simply enter this week's Friday Challenge on the JustRite Blog.  

Whew!  What a week this has been.  I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Easter!

April 5, 2012

Mother's Day Card #2 with JustRite PaperCrafts

This Mothers Day card features more of JustRite Papercrafts new stamp sets.  I love the lacey border stamps and of course I do believe you can never go wrong with a fun banner stamp :)  Here are the details on the two stamp sets I used:

I stamped my Classic Lace Edges Two border onto grey cardstock using a watermark ink.  After dusting a fine white embossing powder over the ink I heat embossed it to reveal the pretty intricate design.  I cut the scallop shape using Spellbinders Classic Edges One die templates.   I used Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles to make the shaped card and colored the banner stamp in with my Copic Markers.

The pretty paper is from Graphic 45 and the beautiful coordinated ribbon is from the Stamp Simply ribbon store.

Here are beautiful projects from the Justrite Papercraft's team to further inspire you...

{JustRite Inspiration}

I have both my Mother and MIL taken care of for Mother's Day Cards - all I have to do now is find/make the perfect little gifty - any ideas?  
Have a fabulous Thursday - see you all tomorrow for a fun post and a chance to win some prizes too :)


April 4, 2012

Mothers Day Card with JustRite Paper Crafting

Today's card celebrates JustRite Paper Crafting's new releases  & Mother's Day.   I am so in love with these gorgeous background stamps (which I heat embossed onto my cardstock) and not to mention the oh so pretty rose & butterfly images.  I colored both with my Copic markers and fussy cut a few edges to give my images that little added dimension.  My card features a few of Justrite's new stamp collections including:

The shape of my card is Spellbinders Floral Ovals.  Here is a little design tip for you:  The cutting edges of this die template are very intricate so removing those thin little swirls may be a little tricky...To make removing the cut image a snap simply layer a piece of wax paper between the die template and the cardstock.  Voila!  A perfectly cut image that comes right out of those tight little corners :)

A few of the JustRite design team members have all created really beautiful projects for your inspiration

{JustRite Inspiration}

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope I have inspired you to create a special card for the Mom in your life.  See you tomorrow for another card featuring more releases!


April 2, 2012

A Birthday Card for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge

This month I am participating in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenges as one of their Guest Designers!  It is all so exciting and you can be part of the fun too.  Here's how it works.. Each week a Friends of Flourishes Blog Team member hosts the challenge and this week it's Beate's turn to kick off April with a fun Birthday Card Challenge and I am playing along too - YAY!

Flourishes Stamp Set:

Other Supplies:

For all the details on how to enter this fun challenge simply read the details on this blog post:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 163

Need more inspiration to get those Birthday Card creative juices flowing?  Here's the line-up of all the Friends of Flourishes Blog team members participating...

 Geri Utterback (April Guest Designer)
*Kazan Clark*(April Guest Designer)

Thank you so much for joining us today.  I can't wait to see your Birthday Card projects!