Monday, July 28, 2014

The Challenge #11 - We're Back!

We're Back!
Another Challenge at
"The Challenge" on Lesley Croghan's Blog 

This week again we have your choice, 
a sketch or a color combo
or both!

The wonderfully easy sketches of THE CHALLENGE, 
are the best and..
I get INSPIRED right away!
I am also so honored to team up in the inspiration with
these wonderful, fun, and vibrantly creative ladies!

Lesley Croghan  - Always Playing with Paper
Lori Tecler of Inking Aloud 
 - Jeanne Jachna of A Kept Life -


I hope that you are INSPIRED too!

I used the sketch and really wanted to showcase the 
bright pinks with turquoise and a pop of black.
I used white core paper that once
embossed, shows some of the white in the creases of the design.

You do have to be careful with white core paper it is frail once embossed.


Supplies:
Clearly Besotted Many Thanks
Memory Box Moonlight Butterfly Die
Martha Stewart Butterfly Trio Punch
DP 6x6 Little Azalea Embellish by Dena 
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Sizzix Border Scallop Die
DVWV Brights Mat Stack Papers
Memento Tuxedo Black
Mini Pearl Embellishments



The Challenge is a Sketch Card Challenge 
that is hosted biweekly by
Lesley Croghan on her Blog
Always Playing with Paper
I truly hope that you will be inspired and 
will join us!

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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Where I buy Stampin' Up!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Enter to WIN Link for Top Dog Dies - Stampin' Up and Sugar Peas!

Check out how to win ALL of the NEW
Top Dog Die NEW July
Release Dies below..

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Another RUN cue card for CASology!!!
There is still time to join us!

Too FUN not to join in again!!!

A FUN card for Sugar Peas, and the Sugar Peas
Sponsored Challenge



And entering Sugar Peas - You are so Punny 



On Saturday some of us PNW Crafters got together
and had a Stampin' up Party!
Here are some cards I made before the event to show how I use Stampin ' up!  And the stamps I own already 
from the new catalog.

Stampin' Up!  Product Used
Stippled Blossoms
For You Sentiment Set



Stampin' Up!  Product Used
Wetlands
World Map
And also Features: Top Dog Dies Vintage Frame Die Set

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I sure hope that your weekend was Crafty!

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 I will say that I had fun creating with all of the dies, and I know you will too.My fave so far of this new release, is the drinks set and the mini banners.  
Too MUCH fun.  ..Seriously!
I really predict a SELL OUT on the Drinks Set, if I did not have this in my hot hands already, 
then I would be first in line for them... So I know how it is to miss out on exclusive new sets..
So if you really want them, do not miss when they go live for purchase tomorrow!!!!!!

So RUSH on over and WIN these!
(HERE)


Top Dog Dies Flower A2 Mat Die                                  Top Dog Dies Corset Die 

 Top Dog Dies Dog Days #1 Die Set

 Top Dog Dies Vintage Frame Die Set             Top Dog Dies Party Drinks Die Set 

Top Dog Dies Banners #1 Die Set 

Introducing The Top Dog Dies July New Release Dies!
Woo hoo! We're releasing six new wafer-thin die sets on Monday, July 28. 
These new die sets are perfect for any type of paper craft project and include:
  • Top Dog Dies Flower A2 Mat Die - $28.00 Create your own detailed mat for the front of a standard A2 card. Cut down the die and Be creative and use pieces of your die cut to make borders, frames and other custom embellishments.
  • Top Dog Dies Party Drinks Die Set - $16.00 - It's 5 O'Clock somewhere! Create a festive look on birthday cards, party invitations and more with this five-die set that includes a margarita glass, hurricane glass, umbrella, straw and lime.
  • Top Dog Dies Corset Die - $18.00 - Add some serious glamour to bachelorette party invitations and more with this detailed corset die.
  • Top Dog Dies Dog Days #1 Die Set - $16.00 - Perfect for dog lovers! This four-die set includes everything you need to create a cute puppy scene on your cards, including a Labrador, bone-shaped tag, fire hydrant and mini banner.
  • Top Dog Dies Vintage Frame Die Set - $18.00 - Add a vintage flair to your cards with this large frame die. Use it as the focal point in your crafts or add sentiments to create your own custom look. The choice is yours!
  • Top Dog Dies Banners #1 Die Set - $10.00 - Use this three-die set to create a mat for your stamped sentiments, or use them to create fun embellishments on your cards and albums. The options are endless!
Be The First to Have the New Dies! 

 All entries are due July 31, 2014. 

One winner will be selected and notified by

August 5, 2014 

(HERE)
Thanks for coming by my blog!

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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Where I buy Stampin' Up!

(HERE)

Uniko CAS(E) this sketch Throwdown!




I haven't played with my Uniko Sets yet... 
WOW.  
I really need to also utilize what I have! 

I think alot of us are vowing to do that!!!  
I had a wonderful weekend!!   
A crafty card party get together with other 
PNW Crafters!  
Loads of fun.  
Though I was seriously smitten with the new
Stampin' up products in the 2014-2015 catalog.
They have come a long way in impressing me.  
If you have never been much of a SU stamper, you may change your mind once you see the hot new designs in the catalog..
Warning... Spells trouble!  

Supplies:
Uniko Studios Beautiful Blooms I
Unkiko Studios All Occasions Sentiments#2
My Favorite Things Cheerful Christmas Greetings (Happy)
Impress Dots
Stampin' Up Inks: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight
Memento Tuxedo Black
Solar White Neenah Paper
Basic Black Cardstock









Thanks for coming by my blog!

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Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Where I buy Stampin' Up!

(HERE)

Still time to WIN all of the NEW Releases -Top Dog Dies

Hello! 

Another Top Dog Dies Sunday!

Not sure if you have heard that you can
WIN these NEW Exclusive Top Dog Dies 
and be one of the first to get them!! 

Here is my weekly post showcasing the lovely
Top Dog Dies Flower A2 Mat Die.
I love the gleam of the sequins over the lattice work of this die.

Check out how to win ALL of the NEW
Release Dies below..

 I will say that I had fun creating with all of the dies, and I know you will too.My fave so far of this new release, is the drinks set and the mini banners.  
Too MUCH fun.  ..Seriously!
I really predict a SELL OUT on the Drinks Set, if I did not have this in my hot hands already, 
then I would be first in line for them... So I know how it is to miss out on exclusive new sets..
So if you really want them, do not miss when they go live for purchase tomorrow!!!!!!!

Supplies:
Top Dog Dies Flower A2 Mat Die
Penny Black Every Happiness Stamp Set 
Tuxedo Memento Black
Multi Butterfly Sequins
Neenah Solar White 
Basic Black Cardstock
Ki Memories Purple Gems



Oh..and RUSH on over and WIN these!
(HERE)


Top Dog Dies Flower A2 Mat Die                                  Top Dog Dies Corset Die 

 Top Dog Dies Dog Days #1 Die Set

 Top Dog Dies Vintage Frame Die Set             Top Dog Dies Party Drinks Die Set 

Top Dog Dies Banners #1 Die Set 

Introducing The Top Dog Dies July New Release Dies!
Woo hoo! We're releasing six new wafer-thin die sets on Monday, July 28. 
These new die sets are perfect for any type of paper craft project and include:
  • Top Dog Dies Flower A2 Mat Die - $28.00 Create your own detailed mat for the front of a standard A2 card. Cut down the die and Be creative and use pieces of your die cut to make borders, frames and other custom embellishments.
  • Top Dog Dies Party Drinks Die Set - $16.00 - It's 5 O'Clock somewhere! Create a festive look on birthday cards, party invitations and more with this five-die set that includes a margarita glass, hurricane glass, umbrella, straw and lime.
  • Top Dog Dies Corset Die - $18.00 - Add some serious glamour to bachelorette party invitations and more with this detailed corset die.
  • Top Dog Dies Dog Days #1 Die Set - $16.00 - Perfect for dog lovers! This four-die set includes everything you need to create a cute puppy scene on your cards, including a Labrador, bone-shaped tag, fire hydrant and mini banner.
  • Top Dog Dies Vintage Frame Die Set - $18.00 - Add a vintage flair to your cards with this large frame die. Use it as the focal point in your crafts or add sentiments to create your own custom look. The choice is yours!
  • Top Dog Dies Banners #1 Die Set - $10.00 - Use this three-die set to create a mat for your stamped sentiments, or use them to create fun embellishments on your cards and albums. The options are endless!
Be The First to Have the New Dies! 

 All entries are due July 31, 2014. 

One winner will be selected and notified by

August 5, 2014 

(HERE)
Thanks for coming by my blog!

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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Where I buy Stampin' Up!

(HERE)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

TOP DOG DIES Release -- Win these Die Sets!

TOP DOG DIES Release  -- Win these Die Sets!


Check out a way to WIN all of these
 Top Dog Dies EXCLUSIVE
 July Release Die Sets!
(HERE)

Tomorrow I will be featuring another project made with these awesome sets!
Stay tuned!!!

Here is a FUN Quick and Easy Project!! 
-Yummy-

I used lovely patterned paper from the 6x6 pad Embellish Little Azalea by  Dena
And the awesome Top Dog Dies Dog Days #1 Die Set
Sentiment is Clearly Besotted from the Twinkle Toes Set 
Memento Tuxedo Black
A dab of pink copic in the paws, and there you have a FUN way 
to top any cupcake!!!

Oh..and RUSH on over and WIN these!
(HERE)


Top Dog Dies Flower A2 Mat Die                                  Top Dog Dies Corset Die 

 Top Dog Dies Dog Days #1 Die Set

 Top Dog Dies Vintage Frame Die Set             Top Dog Dies Party Drinks Die Set 

Top Dog Dies Banners #1 Die Set 

Introducing The Top Dog Dies July New Release Dies!
Woo hoo! We're releasing six new wafer-thin die sets on Monday, July 28. 
These new die sets are perfect for any type of paper craft project and include:
  • Top Dog Dies Flower A2 Mat Die - $28.00 Create your own detailed mat for the front of a standard A2 card. Cut down the die and Be creative and use pieces of your die cut to make borders, frames and other custom embellishments.
  • Top Dog Dies Party Drinks Die Set - $16.00 - It's 5 O'Clock somewhere! Create a festive look on birthday cards, party invitations and more with this five-die set that includes a margarita glass, hurricane glass, umbrella, straw and lime.
  • Top Dog Dies Corset Die - $18.00 - Add some serious glamour to bachelorette party invitations and more with this detailed corset die.
  • Top Dog Dies Dog Days #1 Die Set - $16.00 - Perfect for dog lovers! This four-die set includes everything you need to create a cute puppy scene on your cards, including a Labrador, bone-shaped tag, fire hydrant and mini banner.
  • Top Dog Dies Vintage Frame Die Set - $18.00 - Add a vintage flair to your cards with this large frame die. Use it as the focal point in your crafts or add sentiments to create your own custom look. The choice is yours!
  • Top Dog Dies Banners #1 Die Set - $10.00 - Use this three-die set to create a mat for your stamped sentiments, or use them to create fun embellishments on your cards and albums. The options are endless!
Be The First to Have the New Dies!
(HERE)
Thanks for coming by my blog!

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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Where I buy Stampin' Up!

(HERE)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Top Dog Dies Feature - Sugar Peas Blow Me Away

Oh Joy!  
Another excuse to break out my 
NEW Sugar Peas Sets!
A New Challenge on their Blog, 
You're so Punny!

Count me IN

I used the Sketch from CAS(E) this sketch!
Not sure how CAS this is though.....
But I think it rocks the fun, so I hope they won't mind it ..
(??!!)

I am also Special Featuring the NEW Sneek Peak
Exclusive Top Dog Dies Banner #1 Die Set!

Sweet little pierced banners!!!!!

Supplies
Stampin' Up! Hexagon Punch, EKTools Edger Punch
DP Paper..unmarked... 
DCWV Textured Adhesive Mats Paper (Turquoise) Brights
Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade Lawn Trimmings
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics
BG000 Pale Aqua, BG10 Cool Shadow, BG11 Moon White, 
G20 Wax White, BG15 Aqua, Y17 Golden Yellow, Y11 Pale Yellow

And Featuring:
NEW Release Exclusively From Top Dog Dies
 - Available 7/29/14!!! -
Top Dog Dies Banners #1 Die Set 

Top Dog Dies awesome new release comes out on July 29th!



The lighting in by bathrooms was great, till I tried to take an honest picture.
Then ..... whatever.... not as good.






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Merry Monday -Button Wreath


Because of KIM!!!
I spied Kim Singdahlsen's Card on 
Merry Monday's Last challenge.
I immediately PINNED it and wanted to case it.
Check out her lovely card 
(HERE)

It is definitely more elegant with gold embossing and sequins, 
where mine is more 
country with ribbons and buttons
Though I HAD to use this stamp once I saw her card.


Maybe you know how that is?  
You see a card and BAM, you have to pull that stamp out!


I just ADORE this STAMPABILITIES sentiment!!!!





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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CAS(E) this sketch! - Today is the First Day!

CAS(E) this sketch! - Today is the First Day!

Lovely designs this week. 
All the designs
and DT creations are stunning.
I hope you can go check them out!!!!

I inked up for the first time the Clearly Besotted 
Flight of Fancy Stamp Set.
Using Stampin' Up! Bermuda Bay as the main color, 
I inked the butterfly and then I used  Copics to deepen the color.
Malachite G16, Teal Blue BG18, and Mint Green BG 13
By starting at the inner point near the body and 
feathering out the tips with a lighter touch sweeping up.
I then touched up the teardrop designs
on the edges of the wings with lighter
 to darker towards one edge.

I hope you are getting to do some crafting too!


Supplies
Clearly Besotted Flight of Fancy Stamp and Die Set
MFT About New Beginnings Clear Sentiments Set
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics






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Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Where I buy Stampin' Up!

(HERE)

Top Dog Dies - NEW RELEASE!!!!



I am so excited to be able to give you a tempting sneak peak at one of my cards that features a 
NEW Top Dog Dies exclusive Die!!!!

Top Dog Dies awesome new release comes out on July 29th!

Here is a sneak peek at my card, and other full reveals roll out today on other design team member blogs too, 
so definitely hop around!!!!

My FULL card reveal will be posted on my weekly Sunday FUN day posting for Top Dog Dies on my blog!


I have used the NEW Release 
Top Dog Dies Flower Lace A2 Mat Die



So come back by often!
There is more wonderfulness to come, so definitely stay tuned, and there will be a chance to win the FULL RELEASE!!!!!!!! 

Thanks for coming by my blog!

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Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CASology - #105: Run!

CASology Tuesday!

Hooray, we are heading into some interesting
territory.. Where the CUE is RUN!

I used a metal sheet, 
they work really well in dies, 
I was so surprised!!  
I think this has an "art piece" look about it. 
What do you think?

Our Sponsor this week is Add a Little Dazzle.
They were so kind to send us some samples to work 
with and I was happy to use their thin metal
sheets in my Memory Box Gearworks Border Die

Gears make things run.... 

Supplies:
Add a Little Dazzle Metal Sheets 
Darice Dream Sequins - Large
Altenew Sentiment
Memento Tuxedo Black
Memory Box Gearworks Border Die
Ranger Glossy Accents
Fast Grab Tacky Spray
Pop Up Foam Dots


Sponsor:  Add a Little Dazzle





Also our SPECIAL Guests
(go show some love please!)

Guest Designer:  Meg

Guest Designer:  Lindsey

Guest Designers are welcomed winners from previous challenges
 -so YOU have this chance to, so Play along!

And leave some loving for the team too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kimberly Wiener- You are here!!!


Thanks for coming by my blog!

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and 
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