Monday, June 30, 2014

Tim Holtz Patriotic Card using Your next Stamp June Sketch

Good day to you!  I was super busy over the weekend.  First I created some Independence Day cards using the Tim Holtz Seasons Kraft Resist paper pack.  For this card I followed the Your Next Stamp June Sketch.

I embossed the red card stock with a star embossing folder.  Then I added some navy washi tape.  I layer the Tim Holtz image on navy card stock and kraft card stock.  I stamped the Fiskars' sentiment with Indigo Mix'd Media ink on kraft card stock.  Finally, I added some bling!  Oop, I see where one fell off before I took the picture!  All edges chalked with Quick Quotes Powder Puff Blue Moon.

Here's the sketch:

I want to invite you all to my very first blog hop!  This Friday, July 4.

Here is the blog candy:

Please join us on Friday for a chance to win!

 I am also bursting at the seems to tell y'all my secret. But it has to wait one more day.  Check back tomorrow for a big blogg~y announcement!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

(any shade of blue, patterned paper ((Tim Holtz image from Seasons kraft resist paper pack)) and bling)
*(maximum 3 challenges total)*

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Take Ten Kit layout with Fireworks!

Today, I created a faux pocket page layout with my June Take Ten kit:

Close up of the "subway" art card (4x6) that I created on card stock.  I used the white sticker letters from the kit, star stamp from the kit, old Mrs. Grossman's metallic red and blue sticker letters, Creative Memories sticker letters and several alphabet stamp sets.

I cut the die cut with my Cricut.

I love the enameled arrows from the kit.  I also used the tab stamp.

The entire page was centered around the very cool 4x6 card from the kit in the center.  I also cut the title with my Cricut (Creative Memories Traveler Road Trip Font~I think).

Another view of my very cool "subway" art.

I am entering this in the following challenges:



June 2014 until July 9 (this isn't "twilight" exactly but we had lots of small children so this was when it got just dark enough to see the fireworks and then off to bed for the wee ones). until June 30 (celebrate is the word in my "subway art")

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 27, 2014

June Take Ten Kit Cards

Today I have for you 5 cards I made from the June Take Ten kit.  I don't pocket scrapbook so I tried to find some other uses for the kit.

This one I made with one 3x4 card, some enameled shapes, one of the stamps in the stamp set and some of my own card stock.

Here's another with a 3x4 card on this one I used a stencil I made with my various size hole punches and some scrap card stock along with some inks that matched.  The tab is a stamp that came with the kit.  I cut the banner with a Spellbinders (I think).  The white letters came with the kit.

Here is another 3x4 matted on some of my own card stock. This one I made a "mini" card it was the leftover from the 8.5x11 glossy card stock I used for the large card below.  The orange outline stars were printed.  I added the blue brad stars and the row of stars at the bottom which are wood veneer stars from the kit sprayed with gingersnap Smooch Spritz.

This is one of the larger cards I made with the 4x6 card from the kit.  I added some of the wood veneer stars in their natural state and embossed the "leo" stamp in the corner.  I have lots of leo friends one of whom will probably receive this card.  I mounted it on kraft card stock and outlined the wood stars with a blue wink of stella pen. The photo does not do this card justice.

On this card I used some Kiwi Lane templates and card stock to create the background, one 3x4 card from the kit, a Stampin Up sentiment stamp, a tab stamp from the kit and some enameled hearts from the kit.

I am entering these in the following challenges:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sketch N Scrap June Card Sketch Birthday Cards

Hip Hip Hooray!  I used some more of the same We R Memory Keepers papers to make a set of cards with the Sketch N Scrap card sketch.  I also cut and embossed some card stock with Spellbinders for the oval.  This first card has brads but on the subsequent ones I used enamel dots.

The sentiments are also cut from the papers.  I mounted some sentiments on cardstock to make them pop!

Here's the sketch:

I am entering this in the following challenges: until June 30

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Jessica's 5 Year Anniversary of her 30th Birthday Blog Hop!!


Welcome to Jessica's 5 Year Anniversary of My 30th Birthday 
Blog Hop!!

You should of arrived here from Jessica's blog, but if you did not, please start at the beginning at Jessica's Blog!

For today's blog hop, we are guessed it, a BIRTHDAY!!! 

PLUS the 5 years will represent Jessica's 5 Favorite things:

1. Close To My Heart (We ALL know Jessica lives, breathes, and SLEEPS Close To My Heart)!
2. Jaded Blossom Stamps (Jessica is one of their TOP stalkers, lol)
3. SVG Cutting Files (Jessica LOVES the ease and the creativity in Anne's projects!)
4. Kiwi Lane Design Templates (Jessica just found and wondered how she EVER went this long without using them in her layouts!)
5. Die Cutting Machines (Jessica uses her Cricuts/Cameo/Evolution Advance in almost EVERY project!)

So, EVERY project will be birthday themed using one of the 5 items mentioned above!!!!

Now, you KNOW every hop HAS to have some giveaways!!! 

Here are our sponsors and prizes!!

Close To My Heart FREE TO BE ME Paper Packet

Jaded Blossom WEDDING CANDIES Stamps

$5 Gift Certificate to SVG Cutting Files 

AJ's Scrapbooking and Cards

  • The Scrapbooking Queen
Royal Sayings Stamp Set

  • Freckeld Fawn
Flair Buttons-- Set of Two Buttons
Filigree Rhinestone Stickers 


 12" Border Template Set "Chevrons" 
from Kiwi Lane Designs

Michele Smith

 Jolee's Boutique Sweet Shop Stickers
We R Memory Keepers Enamel Dots
American Greetings Birthday Stickers 

Echo Park Designer Die 

Now that we showed you the prizes, onto my project!!!

I tried to combine Jessica's favorites!  I have used a Cricut cut (Creative Memories This & That) for the sentiment.  I have used Kiwi Lane templates. The paper collection is Hip Hip Hooray from We R Memory Keepers.  It is so bright and birthday~y!  I also added some bling and twine along the way...

Close up:

On the following cards I used a CTMH Cricut Cart Artiste and matching stamp along with Kiwi Lane Designs templates:

Happy Birthday Jessica!

Be sure to FOLLOW and COMMENT on ALL blog stops in order to be eligible for the prizes!!! 

Now, onto Melissa!!

Here is the blog lineup in case you get lost!

Winners will be announced on July 1st (since Jessica is away celebrating CONVENTION AND HER BIRTHDAY in CA with Close To My Heart!!!) 

Thanks for hopping!!! 

I am entering this in the following challenges: until June 30

Top Three Winner until June 28 (starts with B=Birthday, bling, and player's choice use yellow)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Heartfelt Creations and The Paper Loft June Sketch challenge

Hello!  Today I have played with some of my favorite coordinating stamps and dies that I do NOT use enough!  I continue to purchase Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies because they are so darn beautiful but they find their way into a pile and I don't ever get around to making the gorgeous creations.  Well, I purchased a new set at Mega Meet and took one of their classes as a refresher course AND you get a free stamp set of your choice with every class.  You can't beat it!  So here is finally a Heartfelt Creations creation worthy of their product:

Close ups of the flowers:

First, I stamped the flowers in Mix'd Media Truffle then embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle Root Beer Fizz.  When they cooled, I inked the flowers with 3 colors different colors of chalks and inks with sponge daubers.

I used the Paper Loft Gear Head collection and this month's sketch on a DCWV square card base.

Here is The Paper Loft's June Sketch contest and the sketch:

I am entering this in the following challenges: until June 27 until June 30 until June 30 until July 7 until June 29 until June 30 until June 29 until June 30 until June 30 until June 27 until June 25

Friday, June 20, 2014

Queen & co This is my Territory! card

This is some Queen & Co product I picked up at Mega Meet.  

The base of the card is cut with a Sizzix with a Tim Holtz movers and shapers label.

Thanks for checking me out!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wednesday Winner! and Father's Day Cards

Wednesday Winner!!
I have been working late in my studio every night.  My son is on summer vacation and is visiting his dad and other relatives so I have more time on my hands than usual.  You will soon see what I have been creating!  I have been working on a wide variety of projects that I can't wait to share.  In the meantime, I am still having fun giving stuff away!  Here is the stamp I am giving away:

I also used this stamp for my own Father's Day Cards:

This card is for my dad. I used Graphic 45 A Proper Gentlemen and the fleur de leis is from another Graphic 45 collection.  I have had the Proper Gentlemen collection for over a year, I am pretty sure I used it for last years Father's Day cards, too.  I used some Kiwi Lane Design templates and the giveaway stamp embossed with black and then distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen.  The key is a die cut from Tim Holtz movers and shapers with black shimmer paper.  The stamp is on a white linen card stock die cut and embossed with Spellbinders.

This card is for my Father in law.
I fussy cut the watch and fleur de leis banner.

I made this card for an older man in my life that is not my father.  He called today and thanked me for the card.

The stamp is another individual Inkadinkado stamp.  I fussy cut several pieces.

And winner of the stamp is:

She said:
such a manly double. i really like it. thanks for sharing your man page.
Thanks Rhonda! please email me at goldengoddessdesigns at gmail with you snail mail address to receive your prize.

 I am entering this in the following challenges: