Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Spring Edition

Friday, February 27, 2015

Mmmmm....I love my coffee that's for sure! Today I am linking up to the Coffee Lovers BlogHop.

 I hope you are enjoying all the coffee inspired projects for today's hop! Here is my contribution...


I used the Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions Set for this card. I thought it would be fun to create my own background with the coffee beans image.

If you happened to stop by without visiting the coffee lovers page first, head over there to check out all the fab prizes you can win just for commenting!

Have a Cuppa today!

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Unity Thursday!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hello Unity friends! Can you believe we are 60,000 plus Likes strong on the Unity Facebook page!

Thank you all so much for showing YOUR Unity LOVE and SUPPORT.

We really appreciate it!


Make sure you visit the Unity blog for all of today's fabulous specials! I am showcasing some of the Sentiment freebies today.

You get one free with every $10 you spend!





Here's some samples I created with them. I dug into my stash to use up some older embellishments. These are Pebbles felt bows and some enamel dots from Eyelet Outlet.











Check out the Unity Design Team posts for more inspiration!


Have a creative day!

{S}


You are SO sweet

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Good morning friends! Today I am sharing my card for this week's MY Favorite Things 


Here's a look at this week's sletch.



Here's my card.



Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps: Somebunny Dies: Stitched Speech Bubble. American Crafts Spring 6x6 cardstock pad.


You can create along with MFT by visiting their challenge blog here.

Have a creative day!

{S}

YES! Your Everyday Stamps

Monday, February 23, 2015

Hello friends! I am so pleased to announce that I have been asked to join the YES team! 

What is YES you ask, why it's Your Everyday Stamps! 



Here are a few samples I made with the Today Set












I am so excited to be designing with these fun stamps! I'll be sharing more samples later this week.

 In the meantime, if you'd like to place an order,

you can get your YES stamps by clicking this link.



Happy Monday!

{S}

Sprinkled with fun

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hello friends. Today I am sharing my card for this week's My Favorite Things





Here's a look at this week's sketch.





I got my new release order from MFT in time to use it for this week's sketch. I could not wait to get those Donut Dies by Laina Lamb. They are so fun!




I used the donut stamps to create a background using the MFT Hybrid inks and sentiment from LLD Donuts and Sprinkle stamp set.

Next I used some Fabritac glue to adhere the felt to the cardstock and dab my sprinkles in to adhere to the felt to create my donut. Then I used 3D foam squares from Therm O Web to adhere my card.

It's always fun creating for MFT's weekly challenge. If you'd like to create with us too then check out the My Favorite Things Challenge and Inspiration blog!

Have a creative day!

{S}
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Thank You

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hello friends. I'm getting my MFT Sketch challenge card in right under the wire today. 

Here's a look at this week's sketch.




I was feeling very 80's when I created my card last night. I used a few MFT dies along with some Pearl color Origami sheers for the Sentiment and layered them with cardstock for the flower. I love the gradient background paper from MME.





Supplies: My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste Flair. Daiso Pearl Color Oragami. My Favorite Things Dies: Gerbera Daisy, Words of Gratitude. Eyelet Outlet enamel dots white.


Morning photos are the worst and does make this card shine as much as it does so when the sun comes out here I'll be taking better photos.


Have a creative day.

{S}

Juliet by Anna Griffin

Friday, February 6, 2015


Hello friends. Can you believe it's only 8 more days til Valentine's Day? What do you like to do for your sweetheart? I always make mine a hand made card. It's so cute that recently I was cleaning out our closet and discovered his stash of all the hand made cards I have made him over the years. It's nice to know they are cherished.

Today I  have some handmade Valentines to share with Anna Griffin's Juliet collection that she debuted on her "Anna-versary" special on HSN in January. 

Here's a look at the complete collection.


 Here's a few cards I created with it.



I used a few of Anna's Fretwork dies for this card.







I loved the variety of patterned paper, die cuts and embellishments that came in this collection. It made creating these cards a snap!

Sadly this collection sold out on air so it's not currently available at HSN. I am not sure if Anna will be bringing more on her next show or not. 

For all of Anna Griffin's available collections and other products visit HSN.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a creative day.

{S}


More water coloring fun

Thursday, February 5, 2015



Hello friends. Today I am sharing another card that I made while playing around with my distress inks and water.

I fell in love with the I Love You More sentiment set from last month's release at My favorite Things. 


Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamp Set ( I love You More ) Ranger mini distress inks (picked raspberry) and watercolor paper.  Misc: stars.


I'm still watching videos and figuring out the ins and outs of watercoloring. I think it's safe to say I am hooked so you can expect more cards to come.

Thanks for the visit.

Have a creative day!

{S}

Just because

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hello friends. I am just getting my post up and barely making this weeks My Favorite Things




Here's this week's sketch.



Here's my take on this week's sketch


Supplies: Patterned paper and vellum: We R Memory Keepers, October Afternoon. Sentiment: My Favorite Things Contemporary Roses. Misc: flower and twine


If you'd like to create for MFT's weekly sketch challenge, hop over to the Challenge & Inspiration blog here.



Have a creative day!

{S}

Anything Goes

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hello friends. I'm posting late because I had a busy day but I wanted to share a card I made with my February Simon Says Stamp card kit for the "Anything Goes" challenge on the SSS Weds Challenge blog.



Will You Be My Valentine



I have been playing around with my Ranger Distress Inks and my water color brush and mini mister. I really enjoy the process of creating backgrounds like these. It was easy to trim the cardstock I  experimented with and mount it on a card base. I finished it off with some Doodlebug Designs twine and button.

There is still time to create for this week's challenge. For all the details click over here.

Thanks for visiting!

{S}

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hello friends! It's time for a new Unity Stamp of the Week reveal!


{Your Light Shines}





Here's my card using this week's image.



I used distress inks to create a water colored background for the card base and then water colored the image too.


For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  

Now remember, you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own.  


Find out how to sign up here.

Have a creative day!


{S}

Unity Thursday

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hello Unity friends! It's Unity Thursday and we always have lots of inspiration and tons of fun happening! I am so excited about this week's releases! Let's have a look!


First! We have new Angie Girls!





I really love and am so inspired by these images from the talented Angie Blom!

Here's Bernadette girl




Here's a little something I created with this image.




I used distress inks and water to color the image in. It's a little rough in a few places but I have been trying out this technique all week. Practice makes perfect right?

If you haven't stopped my the other team member's blogs today, you can do so by clicking their photos below.

Have a creative day friends!

{S}

Hello Love

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hello friends! . I woke up this morning ready to take on this week's 



Here's a look at this week's sketch.



Here's my take on this week's sketch



Supplies: My Favorite Things stamps: I Love You More. Dies: Scalloped border. Misc: Adhesive Trim. Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins Cupid's Arrow


There is still time to create for this week's sketch challenge. Hop on over to the challenge blog here for all the details.

Have a creative day!

{S}

So good for my heart

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hello friends. 
If you've been by before, you'll probably notice I gave my blog a little New Years make over. After a few years of the same look, I figured it was time.
I really like the cleaner look but I am still messing with my sidebar items.

If you too switched up your blog for the new year be sure and leave a link in the comments. I'd love to stop by and have a look!

Today I am sharing some cards I created with the newest releases from My Favorite Things.


My first card features the new die-namics heart puzzle. When I saw this die in the release peeks, I had to have it.



Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps: You have my heart Dies: Dien-namics Heart Puzzle, Love Die-namics.

For my next card I used the new Fluttering hearts cover up die and inked up the Birdie Brown You have my heart set.



Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps: BB You have my heart set Dies: Fluttering hearts cover up die, Stitched Scalloped Edges. Copic Markers and Sakura Stardust Glitter pen.

I had so much fun creating these cards because I love the new MFT releases.

I am working on a fun new bi-monthly feature for my blog. I'll be revealing what's going on next Monday but for now, here's a little sneak peek.



Have a creative day!


{S}

I love you this much

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hello friends. I have officially wrapped up all of my deadlines for the time being and had some stamping time this weekend. One of the items on my to-do list was the new My Favorite Things


Here's a look at this week's sketch



I got my new MFT goodies in the mail and was happy I could use them for this week's challenge. 

Here's what I created.



Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps & Dies: Pure Innocence Heart Banner, {heart}Die-namics Heart Puzzle, My Favorite Things Kraft pigment ink pad, Versafine Black Onyx. Other: Distressed hearts background Unity Stamp Co., Sakura Stardust gelly roll pen. Adhesive: Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner and 3D foam squares. 


If you'd like to create for this week's sketch, stop by the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog!

Have a creative day!

{S}

Stamp of the Week Sunday Reveal

Hello friends! It's time for a new Unity Stamp of the Week reveal!


{Find the Key}







Here's how I used this week's image.



I decided to cut out the keys and use them as an embellishment. The patterned paper is past, present, future Memories by Teresa Collins.


For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  

Now remember, you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own.  

Find out how to sign up here.

Have a creative day!


{S}

It's Unity Thursday and we're celebrating!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hello friends! Thank you for joining us for another Unity Thursday! This week's sale is in celebration of Angela's Birthday and she is giving you the best gift of all!



And since we are celebrating, I of course created a Birthday themed card for today's inspiration.



Supplies: Unity Stamps December SMAK kit, Here's My Thoughts, Celebrate it yellow label ribbon, My Favorite Things Razzle Berry pigment ink, Stampendeous embossing powder, Copic R83 , Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner, Misc bling stars and flower sequins.


I used the December SMAK kit scattered stars image and die cut the Birthday Sentiment from Here's My Thought (August 2013 Sentiment kit). 

There is a fabulous prize package up for grabs.  All you have to do hope thru today's inspiration and leave a comment!



Have a creative day!

{S}


Thanks a Latte-MFTWSC210

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hello friends! 

You might have heard the news that the lovely Susan Opel is heading up the all new Challenges and Inspiration blog for My Favorite Things. She's making it so much fun to play along!

I finally had some time to create for the first My Favorite Things sketch challenge of the year. 

Here's the sketch



Here is my card


MFT Supplies: Stamps: Perk It Up set from LLD; Cheesecloth background; Dies: Coffee Cup Die Ink: Kraft pigment ink. Misc: bling


Have a creative day!

{S}

You make the world...

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hello friends! I'm kicking off my new year by trying to participate in more stamping challenge blogs this year. I recently ordered a few Avery Elle sets and inked this one up for this month's challenge.




Here's what I created



Supplies: Cardstock: black, white and gold. Avery Elle Write It set, Adhesive: Therm*O*Web Sticky Strip Runner, 3D Foam squares. Misc: sequins and stars.

For the challenge I paper pieced the pen with some fabulous gold shimmer paper from Anna Griffin. I fell in love with the font in this set immediately and that's what made me order it.

If you'd like to ink up your Avery Elle sets and create along with this month's challenge head on over to the blog and link up your creation here.


Have a creative day!

{S}


Season's Givings Winners

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hello friends! The holidays are over, the decorations are packed away for another year and I am ready for 2015! How about you?

Thank you all for sharing your crafty goals with me. I noticed several of you have the same as mine. Let's hope we can all accomplish our crafty goals in 2015.

I think as Moms, Step-Moms, Grandma's, Nana's and Wives, we all need a creative outlet to let our inner artists shine. Please make time for yourselves this year. You deserve it for all of your hard work and excellent care of your families!

OK, now the moment you have been waiting for....

Here is the list of winners from the Season's Givings Blog Hop


Prize #1





Blogger Irene Grau said...
Happy new year! My goal is very much like yours -- to use my stuff! I think I spend way too much time looking at "inspiration" but never actually getting anything done. But I keep buying new product -- isn't that what I'm supposed to do? LOL Thanks for the prize opportunities!
January 1, 2015 at 1:04 PM


Prize #2

Cathy Hanes said...
My goal is to try new ideas, techniques and styles... and brighten someone's day more often with my creations!
January 1, 2015 at 4:06 PM


Prize #3
Crystal said...
Very pretty card! Love the white and silver. My crafty goal is to just make time to craft more and blog at least once, maybe twice, a week. Happy New Years!
January 1, 2015 at 6:40 PM


Congratulations ladies! 

Please email me your mailing address to shemainesmith22@gmail.com

Have a creative day!

{S}
 
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