Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Potato Optional

I received my PTI order this weekend and finally got some time to break them out.
I absolutely love their stamps and dies.
Although this is not a couch it can be for the "Chair Potato" in your life.
PTI "On My Couch" stamp set
PTI "Fabulous Frames" stamp and die set
Tim Holtz Distress Markers
Viva Decor Black Pearl Pen
3 Girl JAM "London Blue" crinkle ribbon
Prima "Botanical Collection" 6 x 6 paper stack

Friday, September 21, 2012

Coffee Anyone

Has everyone been enjoying the 3 Girl JAM challenges?
I know the Design Team has been having a lot of FUN.

Our 3rd challenge is all about Coffee.
Create a project with a Coffee image, sentiment, ribbon or anything else Coffee related on it and link it up over on the
by October 4th!

Today I used the "Warm and Cozy Latte" digi and "Lots of Lattes" digi paper from Fresh Brewed Designs. I printed the latte on 2 colors and paper pieced it. I added some twine and cute buttons to the wrap. My bow was made with 3 Girl JAM's "Hot Chocolate" crinkle ribbon.
Our sponsor for this challenge is
The winner will receive.....
3 digis (of their choice) from Fresh Brewed Designs
a Crinkle Ribbon bundle (of their choice) from 3 Girl JAM.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Yummy Treat Box

Good Monday Everyone!
It has been such a busy week around here.  It feels good to have my crafty studio back in order and having some fun again. One of these days I will have to do a video showing my room. It feels much more open now that I removed a lot of stuff and passed it on to freecycle.

Well on to my project. This is a super cute box that can be used for so many things. I used mine for some yummy Hugs and Kisses. The bow was made with some delicious Hot Chocolate crinkle ribbon and the flower is rich, deep Merlot crinkle ribbon topped off with a Vintage Button. I totally love this combination!!
The box was made using a tutorial from Pink by Design (it is 26 minutes into the ustream and the piece that is supposed to be 9 x 5 you need to cut at 8 3/4 x 5). The sentiment is also from Pink by Design "Enjoy the Journey".

So now that I have given you some Ribbon Flower inspiration make one of your own and link it up to the current 3 Girl JAM challenge HERE.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Winner, Winner 1 Day Late

Well I am a day late announcing the winner from Chriss's Birthday Blog Hop but I finally made it.
I have been busy all week rearranging my Crafty Studio and am almost finished. Yeah

So on to the good news. chose
41 Sheryl said...

Hi Gloria! What a super sweet friend you are to make such a lovely gift card set for Chriss's birthday! She is going to LOVE THESE!!! Love the card with the cupcake and party hat too! So FUN!

It's been a real pleasure to hop with you for Chriss's birthday!

I am your newest follower!

Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

September 10, 2012 5:50 PM

Well Sheryl, you didn't leave me your email so if you can please email me at kidsrmybiz at charter dot net with your shipping info I will get your birthday stamps sent right out.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy Birthday to Chriss

Welcome to Chriss's Birthday Blog Hop

Today we are celebrating our sweet and talented friend,
Chriss America Real's,
birthday with a fabulous hop! You should be arriving from Heather L's blog. If not, please start from the beginning with Chriss.

Hop along to see what each of her friends have created to wish her a Fabulous Birthday!!!
I made a set of 8 notecards with a little purse to hold them all in.
and a Birthday Celebration is never complete without a
Cupcake and Party Hat
There are some wonderful prizes to be won from the Birthday Girl herself and there is sure to more fun prizes offered along the Hop!

Here are the fantastic Prizes The Birthday Girl is Offering for Hopping along.....
1st Prize: Photo Box (2 lights, tripod, 4 backgrounds, and it folds up into its own carrying case)
2nd Prize: Stamp Set with fun shapes and animals
3rd Prize: Paper set with brads, stickers and embellishments

To be eligible to win:
You MUST be a follower of Scrappin' With Chriss and Lou
Add the Birthday Badge to your Blog Sidebar
Hop along on September 10th

I am giving away a set of "Make a Wish Quotes" stamps from Fiskars. This set has a total "Birthday" theme. All you have to do is leave me a comment and a way to contact you in case you win. I would LOVE for you to be a follower but it is not mandatory. I will announce the winner on Wednesday. (I hope)
Now you will be heading over to Sheryl's Blog

Here is the Hop Lineup in case you get lost along the way.

Thank you for joining us in celebrating and we hope you enjoy hopping along!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Home Made Mini Stamp Press

On Papertrey Ink's Make a Card Monday video there was a mini stamp press used and it was the coolest little thing. I have both Fiskars stamp presses but sometimes even the smaller one is just too big. So when there was talk on the PTI forums about making one I just had to give it a try. Here is what I came up with.
It works beautifully. I took a sponge and cut it up, glued the 2 pieces onto a 2x6 inch stamp block with glossy accents and it stamps like a dream. You can line your sentiment up and not wiggle it. Oh Happy Day.

Note: I started out using a 3x3 block and it looked great until I went to ink the stamp and yep you guessed it... The ink pad wouldn't fit in between the sponge feet. lol

I also wanted to mention that my sweet bloggy friend and DT sister is having a giveaway on her blog so head over and visit Carri aka abusybee.

I Only Have Eye for You

I hope you all enjoyed the Monster Mash Hop this weekend.
Everyone did such a smashing job on their projects.

Today my project has carried on the theme of the hop.
I used the "Goblin Green" crinkle ribbon from the Spooky bundle to make the bow and a Martha Stewart punch for the butterfly.
My card also fits the theme of our first challenge....
The challenge is still going on this week so you have plenty of time to enter. These adorable little eyeballs are from our challenge sponsor "Dilly Beans Digi Stamps" and the sentiment is from "Jaded Blossom"

I am entering my card in Jaded Blossom's monthly challenge.