Thursday, March 29, 2012

May Arts Burlap String and Sweet Stamp Shop

Hi! Welcome to May Arts and Sweet Stamp Shop blog week. 
TONS of projects and inspo going around this week. Make sure you head over to May Arts to check out the awesomeness and I am sure there is a giveaway over there, too ;)

But first I want to mention really quickly a fun Birthday Bash going on over at Paper Secrets.

So for the good stuff...RIBBON AND STAMPS!

I have a layout  for you today using some May Arts Burlap string and SSS stamps. I looooooooooove this burlap string so much that I sleep with it at night. hahaha, JK! You can't go wrong with threads buttons beautifully and when you tie it in a bow it stays! I know's the little things.... ;)

I took a few step out photos for you to show you how I wrapped the burlap string around the heart.

First, put some Score tape on the back of the heart. (I just drew a heart shaped and cut it out)

Then, just wrap the string around it and adhere to the back. 

Flip it over and adhere to your layout and you are done!
I used a mix of sets on this layout....

the "love" on the chipboard piece is from the Sweet Victoria set and the pencils and xoxoxox" are from the It's a Man's World set.

Papers from Cocoa Daisy kit...include BasicGrey and Fancy Pants.


Sunday, March 25, 2012

PTI Inspiration Piece


Lol, I don't know why that cracks me up, it just does. I like saying it sometimes. Like now, WORD!

So today was a total scrappy day. Had tons of fun in my room with the boys downstairs scrapping until the sun came out and it was trampoline time.

When I woke up, I found an email  from PTI and had to use the new egg die I got for Easter. I cut out some canvas pieces from Tim Holtz (adhesive backed which I love) and then embossed one of them and sprayed with some TA. Stamps are Sweet Stamp Shop and so is this fun button. I love big buttons:):):)  oh ..Burlap string is from PTI, as well.  I barely have any of this left!

Based on this inspiration piece:

Have a great week!!!!!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Against the Grain

Hiya! Here today with a fun set from Sweet Stamp Shop called Against the Grain. I just love sets like this with fun journaling and sentiments. The long strip says, "live against the grain" over and over again. And YOU SHOULD live against the grain, don't you think?

OH and don't forget about the monthly challenge! CLICK HERE for deets.

Speaking of are some about this card. First up I embossed the Vintage Core with a Sizzix Woodgrain folder. Then I flipped over the Core and stamped on the back for some contrast for my card base. Then I used some Tim Holtz Inks and stamped the circles and found coordinating embellies to use along the top and some Timeless Twine to finish it off. I made the bow extra long because who doesn't love more twine???????????????????????
Make sure you check out their Sweet Sampler made just for those Sweet gals like you and me! 

Please click on images to view larger.

Here is the actual set. You will LOVE it! The GREAT thing about 4x6" stamp set is that it will fit your card front perfectly!!!!
Click here to  buy yours NOW. There are not a lot left so HURRY!


Monday, March 19, 2012

giveaway alert!!!!!!!!!

Hey Core lovers!!!!!!!!!!

Check out this blog!!!!!!!


it is an engraving tool that you can use on your Cricut or Silouhette to ENGRAVE ON CORE!
I cannot wait to get my hands one one of these :):):)

It's so cool. Here is a sample of what it looks like:

Isn't that the COOOOOLEST??!???!??!?!

Sample is from Amy Chomas. 


Thursday, March 15, 2012

I see You...I Hear You....I love You...

Happy Thursday!
Not sure about you but this week has been gorgeous here on the East Coast.

I have a layout to share with you today using the Sentimental Birds stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop

I bet when you see this set you think layout, right?  Not here ;) I used it on this layout of brian and I at our friend's wedding. They had a photobooth at the reception. How fun is that?  I realized this layout doesn't have  a tittle but I don't even know what it would be....I think the sentiment says it all. 

{remember to click on the images to make them larger and view them in a slide show}

I just love this sentiment...I see you ....I hear you...I love you....
I stamped  each one, cut it out and then accented it with a little embellishment after I stitched over it.

All the other goodies are Little Yellow Bicycle.

AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE RIBBON CAROUSEL CHALLENGE!!!! CLICK HERE FOR DEETS! You could win a 20 GC to their store!  Cute stuff for sure.  


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ribbon Carousel and Sweet Stamp Shop!

Good Morning!
We have a pretty sweet challenge for you!

Sweet Stamp Shop has teamed up with The Ribbon Carousel.

Here is what is up:
First, comment at the SSS blog for a chance
 to win $20 to Ribbon Carousels shop... 
Make sure you comment about what 
what your favorite type of ribbon is! 

To win some sweet ribbon... head over to the 
Ribbon Carousel blog and enter their 
sketch challenge... and if you head there 
you can see the rest of the details...

Here is my card using some Ribbon Carousel Ribbon and Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps:

It bothers me when my ribbon moves all over so I stitched it with my sewing machine right to the Core'dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock.


Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Yeah, Boyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Sweet Stamp Shop!
My layout today uses this FUN set:

{Click on images to make them larger, you know to read the journaling}
So some deets about this layout. I stamped with some pigment ink right on the Vintage Core'dinations cardstock (gray) with those fun speaker stamps. I love stamping on textured cardstock! You HAVE TO try it! Don't be afraid :)  And I stamped directly on the photo using some Stazon Ink.

And for the cassette tap, I stamped it on white cs and gray (both the backsides of Core_ and then cut out the shapes. The with the gray cardstock, I just ran it through the Cuttlebug to give it some texture after I stamped it. 

The red cardstock is Tim Holtz Kraft Core.


Tuesday, March 06, 2012

May Arts Burlap String Tutorial

Good Tuesday  Morning!!!

We are up and at 'em bright and early today. A few things I wanted to share with you.

First...Core'dinations and Imaginisce have teamed up this week for a blog swap. Make sure you head over to the Core blog and FB page for chances to win and be inspired.

AND the Sweet Stamp Shop has it's FIRST challenge up! Check it out here. Do you have a sweet tooth????

And here is a card I created using a recent Cocoa Daisy kit for the May Arts blog....

And I wanted to share with you a tutorial I did for May Arts using their burlap string. LOVE this stuff! OH! and make sure you head over to their blog today they are doing a giveaway!!!!

For this project you will need your basic supplies, some May Arts Burlap String and Luminartes H2O water colors. So many times we think of dying our ribbon to make it that unique color we are looking for in that special project but today we are going to actually add color to Burlap String.

You want to make sure you are using a neutral color like we are doing here today. Start by mixing just a tiny bit of water with your H2O water colors. You want the mixture to be thicker, almost paint-like. This is going to get you the most intense color.

Begin spreading it on your burlap string with the paint brush.
You can cover the entire piece of string or just parts of it like I did here. Since we are only using a little bit of water you will need to move quickly or just add another drop of water.

Tie on your project and you are good to go!  It doesn't take long to dry at all. I love this pre-printed sentiment that you get from Cocoa Daisy …it was perfect for a quick and easy card to say hello to a friend. 

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Sweet Stamp Shop Reveal Day

Yeah! So excited...been gearing up for this all month and I am super stoked. It's gonna be SWEEEEEEET!

I got to work with a fun stamp stamp set called "It's a Man World" and since I am surrounded by men ;)
it is just too perfect for me. 

BUT first things first....

Here is the line up:


So whatcha get for all this hard work?  LOTS!
First up...SALE SALE SALE!

15% off all new sets. Coupon Code: MR15
IFyou hop along *every day* and leave unique comments {no copying and pasting peeps} you will be entered to win one of the new releases. If you  share the release with friends it's an extra entry...for example sharing on Facebook....

So here is the scoop on the layout that I created for this release.  {you have to click on image to make it larger} So this is my dad, Owen 's grandfather, helping him with his tie on Thanksgiving.  Owen went to Virginia with my parents to see my sister all by himself so this was a big weekend for him. Being gone...6 hours away...and he wanted to wear his tie for the big day.

I used the ties in the banner with some Timeless Twine! Make sure you check out their site...they have a special "sweet" pack of twine just for YOU! 

Even better...!!... if you make your way 
to Timeless Twine's blog today... she 
is revealing (a whole *2* days early) the 
'Sweet Spring' set that this twine pack is paired 
with! How exciting is that??

But, wait... there's more... 

If you purchase the special *Sweet Sampler* 
pack today, tomorrow, or Friday. You'll get a coupon 
code for 25% off 'Sweet Spring'!! 

This quote is from a Cocoa Daisy kit. I love the fun details in their kits, especially these cards you get with quotes on the. I use them all the time! I stamped one of the sentiments, "It's a Man's World"
underneath the hand cut banner from the OA papers. 

Have fun!!!!!!