Friday, March 30
I FOUND AN AWESOME SITE BY JULIE BAGAMARY. SHE MAKES THE MOST AMAZING FABRIC ART - POSTCARDS, MINI QUILTS, MUG RUGS, QUILTS AND FABRIC BASKETS. YES, FABRIC BASKETS. THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL AND YOU KNOW WHAT?? I WON ONE OF HER BLUE FABRIC BASKETS!!
CHECK HER OUT IN YOUR BLURFING. HER NAME ABOVE IS A LINK TO HER BLOG.
ANOTHER AMAZING ARTIST IS FRANCE MARTIN. SHE IS A PAPER ARTIST. SHE GOES BY FRENCHIE AND I JUST LOVE LISTENING TO HER ACCENT ON HER VIDEOS WHEN SHE SHOWS US THE THINGS SHE CREATES. IF YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING MY BLOG, YOU WILL SEE I USE A LOT OF HER INSPIRATION FOR MY CREATIONS IN PAPER AS WELL. MY FAVORITE ONE RIGHT NOW IS FOR EASTER AND IS THIS ONE:
I COULD TELL YOU SO MANY MORE ARTISTS WHO INSPIRE ME AND I JUST MIGHT DO THAT IN THE UPCOMING DAYS AHEAD.
WHO INSPIRES YOU??
HERES TO CREATIVITY AND INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!
Thursday, March 22
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My grandson, Kyle, had his birthday this week and I made the cutest birthday card for him from the Button Buddies set. Guess what - I forgot to take a photo of it before I gave it to him!! ha ha He is raising a Yorkshire pig again this year for FFA and so I used the pig stamp and put a button on it's nose. I will see if I can get his mom to snap a photo and send it to me to post. Sorry about that!!
Let me know what I can do to help you in your crafting this week, ok?
I also have a card for you today. I was fooling around with many of my different punches and did a single layer card with a bunch of punches. The stamped flower is from Button Buddies set.
Inky finger y'all!!
Saturday, March 17
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR VISITING MY BLOG DURING THE FUN BLOGHOP.
STAY TUNED NEXT MONTH FOR ANOTHER GLITTER QUEEN'S HOP. IN THE MEANTIME, VISIT ME NOW AND THEN TO SEE THE NEW ITEMS I HAVE CREATED AND DISPLAYED FOR YOU!!
Friday, March 16
This blog hop week went way too fast. I keep coming up with more ideas to show you, so you just MUST keep visiting to see more fun ideas, ok?
I have my last spring flower card to share with you and then something for EASTER, ok? This time I used the 1/2" Circle, Fancy Flower and the Five Petal punches with the Triple Treat Flower a-la-carte stamp (one single stamp at a bargain of $8.95 if you order it, OR for FREE if you have a $50 order and you get it free for a Sale-a-Bration item!!) Hurry - Sale-a-bration ends in TWO WEEKS!!!
I used Pool Party, More Mustard and So Saffron for the card stock colors. For Ink I used More Mustard, Island Indigo and Early Espresso. I used some DSP and cut it like a ribbon banner, then layered the flower on top by punching out parts with the punches I named above.
Hopefully with this closeup you can see the 3 layers of this flower with 3 different punches.
I used a triangle of peach parfait and cut thin cuts into it for the "foofie" feathers on top of his head. His beak is also peach parfait - hand cut a double triangle folded. And circle punches for the eyes.
My second project is the CUTEST LITTLE LAMB candy holder I have ever seen. Again, thanks to Frenchie for the idea.
Next, use your Crop-a-Dile and punch a hole at the top of both tags for your string or ribbon. I used Wisteria Wonder bakers twine. Now comes the decorating.
Make sure you use some glue dots for your candy inside so it doesn't fall out.
BLOG CANDY CONTEST NOW CLOSED.
Come back again for our hop NEXT MONTH!! Here's to INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!
Thursday, March 15
Oh my goodness this has been a great week and I have learned so much and gotten so many wonderful ideas. Haven't you too? I LOVE what Tami has made this week in the blog right before mine, as well as all the other Glitter Queen's blogs too!!
My card "stash" is getting low so I am ready to make some of these cuties I have seen this week to get it back filled up again. I LOVE to be able to grab a card when I need it - right out of my craftroom!! So convenient and so special for the recipient to get a hand made card.
Let's take a look at my card for today:
Behind the white I layered some fun flowery DSP (sorry, can't remember the name of it.) that has lucky limeade, melon mambo, and concord crush in the pattern. I made sure some of the flowers were peeping through the hole before I cut it.
Inside I added the punched out white blossom for a little bit of decoration.
I also wanted to show something extra: A way to make butterflies from this same blossom punch:
Hope you enjoyed this card. FOR A CHANCE TO WIN BLOG CANDY:
1. Leave me a message and tell me which embossing folder you like the best. (ONE ENTRY)
2. Make sure you are a follower of my blog IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO ENTER. (Only need to do this one time.)
3. IF you need any supplies and place an SU order on my website, you get FIVE ENTRIES for EACH ITEM you order.
On to Judy's blog next to see what fun things she made for YOU. Happy Hopping!!
Wednesday, March 14
I know you have enjoyed seeing all these fun projects from everyone on this hop, because I HAVE TOO!! They are certainly some very talented gals I am hopping with, aren't they? And fun too!!
I have another flower card to show you. This one is simple, but has a bit of pop to it. I can't call it clean and simple because it uses stampin' dimensionals on one of the flowers and then the ribbon with the slider I made, but I think it is still a simple to do card with a lot of WOW!!
I used the Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon and slid it through a slot I cut in the Four Frames Stamp set image so it is now a slider on the ribbon. I stamped and punched out a "hello" from the hostess set Posy Punch. That is where the middle of the punched out flower came from also.
CARD #2: Here is the same card changed up a bit. After I looked at the first card for several days, I felt like something was missing. So I got out my aqua painter and used the daffodil delight and calypso coral ink pads and lightly colored in the petals on the flowers. I would LOVE to hear what you think.
BLOG CANDY ALERT.
1. Make sure you leave me a comment under each post each day so that you can be entered into the contest. (one entry).
2. Also, make sure you are a follower of my blog for one entry. (You only need to do that one time this week).
3. Let me know what your favorite spring-time SU color is and what new color you would like to see them add on JUNE 1st.(ADDITIONAL ENTRY). I personally want that bright spring green tone back. I miss it.
4. IF you order from me, you get FIVE ENTRIES for EACH ITEM you order.
Tuesday, March 13
Here is the song that keeps playing in my head today:
"I love stamping in the springtime. I love stamping in the fall..."
Well, a little poetic license to substitute "stamping" for "Paris". But the truth is: I LOVE STAMPING ALL THE TIME. I have trouble some times squeezing out some time to go into my room and STAMP AND CREATE. I SURE WISH I COULD DO IT MORE HOURS OF THE DAY BECAUSE I LOVE IT.
I love how creative I feel when I am using the coordinating colors of paper, card stock, ink, ribbon, doodads, dealywhops, whatchamacallits and all the fun things we can add to our scrapbook pages, cards, 3D items, etc., don't you??
Hope you enjoy my card I made for you today:
Here you can see it with the card lifted out of the pot. The flowers are stamped and fussy cut out then attached to the part of the card where you write your note. Mine is a birthday card so I stamped a birthday sentiment, but you can make yours a Mother's Day Card, an Easter Card or anything you want!! See the rhinestones I put on the bottom sentiment on the pot? I only added three to just give it a bit of bling.
The rose has 4 or 5 colors on it, just so you know. That is how it blends and creates such rich colors.
I hope you enjoyed my flowerpot card and feel challenged to try your hand at this technique if you have not already done it before. Heck, even if you did it a long time ago - it is time to do it again for THIS SPRING!!
Know what I am saying here?
Ok, BLOG CANDY TIME. To be eligible to win,
1. You must leave a comment EACH DAY this week. That will give you ONE ENTRY.
2. As I said yesterday, you MUST become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me so for ANOTHER ENTRY. ( However you only need to do that ONE TIME this week.)
3. What springtime item from Stampin Up would you like to see in my BLOG CANDY giveaway? Tell me in another comment for ONE ENTRY.
After you are done leaving your comments, click below to go to judy's blog next in our hop. THANKS FOR COMING. SEE YOU TOMORROW.
I HOPE YOU GET INKY FINGERS TODAY Y'ALL!!
Monday, March 12
WE HAVE A FUN BUNCH OF GALS PARTICIPATING IN THIS HOP AND I THINK YOU ARE ENJOYING ALL THE CREATIVITY JUST OOOOOOOOZING FROM EACH BLOG, AREN'T YA?
You should have arrived here from Tamera's blog. If you are just starting the hop, no worries, it will loop around and you will be able to visit all of us each day this ENTIRE WEEK.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE spring, don't you?? The best time of the year I think, with the birds nesting, the butterflies emerging, and the FLOWERS!! So many beautiful flowers. That is what has inspired us to do our spring blog hop - FLOWERS.
For my first card, I used the Blossom Petals Builder Punch and Build a Blossom stamp set to create each petal of my flower. I stamped some on the card itself and punched some out after stamping on a scrap piece of cardstock. I then glued the middle down and bend the petals to make it look more real by holding it bent with a glue dot.
A cute brad in the middle sure helps it look pretty, doesn't it? And that sweet pink 1/8" ribbon too.
BUILD A BLOSSOM STAMP SET (item #121994 clear)
SWEETHEART STAMP SET (item #120780 clear)
FOUR FRAMES STAMP SET (item #123442 clear)
CARD STOCK: PRETTY IN PINK, WHISPER WHITE, PEAR PIZZAZZ, BASIC GRAY (for card base)
INKS: PRETTY IN PINK, PEAR PIZZAZZ, ROSE RED
BLOSSOM PETALS BUILDER PUNCH (item #121808)
Hope you have enjoyed my cute card and will hop back tomorrow to see some more fun ideas for you to make and share with your friends and family.
By the way, at the end of this week I will be giving away BLOG CANDY. Here is what you NEED TO DO TO BE ENTERED.
1. Become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me so. IF you already are a follower, tell me so in your comment below (ONE ENTRY)
2. Leave me another comment below and tell me what you like best about spring and if spring is already in your neck of the woods (ONE ENTRY)
3. If you decide you need to order anything Stampin' Up! from my SU SHOP, you will have FIVE ENTRIES for each item you order.
That's it!! Good luck!!
Once you are finished with entering for my blog candy, you are ready to hop on over to JUDY'S BLOG to see what this talented gal has created for you. HAVE FUN and INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!
Thursday, March 8
While I was on the phone this morning talking to my daughter, my butterfly was struggling to get out of it's chrysallis and emerge. When I went outside, it was resting after that struggle.
Hope you have enjoyed this play-by-play of my monarch butterflys, starting when I found the caterpillars on my butterfly weed until today when it emerged from the chrysallis and flew away.
I have 7 new fat caterpillars on my bushes ready to begin their journey to becoming a beautiful butterfly!!
I am busy cutting and making packets for my Spring Blossoms stamp class to be held in one week. I have 5 ladies signed up so far. It will be fun and I will share with you in a few days.
Ink Fingers y'all!!
Friday, March 2
And I made it GREEN and St. Paddy's for the SUO challenge.
Hope you enjoyed my card!!
Thursday, March 1
I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN ENJOYING YOUR SIMPLE SCORED TOOL FOR ALL YOUR SCORING NEEDS - AND NOW THEY HAVE A DIAGONAL PLATE FOR ALL YOUR DIAGONAL SCORING NEEDS. LIKE MAKING ENVELOPES FOR ONE THING!!
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
- Sits on top of the Simply Scored base
- Held securely in place by rubber pads on back of the plate
- Has etched grooves every 1/8"
- Can score any size card stock up to 12" x 12"
- Includes instructions for creating common envelope sizes
HERE IS A VIDEO FROM STAMPIN UP TO WALK YOU THROUGH WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, AND THE EASY WAY TO USE IT. ENJOY!!
A SPECIAL INVITATION TO JOIN MY TEAM - "The Fine Lines"
Ask yourself these questions:
1. Do you have a long long wish list of items you want?
2. Would you like some extra cash each month to purchase ___? (fill in the blank)
3. Would you like to have more time to create with friends?
4. Do you love to share new ideas with others?
Then you should EMAIL ME and let's add you to my stamping team - "The Fine Lines".