Friday, August 27, 2010

Paper Garden Projects 4th Friday Challenge

Today is a special day, not because it's "almost" the weekend....but it is the 4th Friday challenge at Paper Garden Projects.  We took a little break during the Summer and now the store is back and ready to kick off Autumn with a new challenge - create a Fall or Back To School creation. 

It can be any type of project: card, scrap page, altered item, gift pack - we want to see them all. The only rule is that you link up a project newly created for this challenge, although feel free to combine it with other current challenges.  Although we would love to see all the art you care to share, everyone will be entered in the prize drawing only once. One winner will be drawn randomly to win the prize. You have until midnight (EST) on Saturday, September 4th to link up your project to the  Paper Garden Projects Blog.

For your prize this month, I thought we could go on one last summer picnic. Maybe a birthday picnic with Penny Black? The prize is this super cute Hedgehog Birthday cling stamp:

Now for my project.  This month I got to play with the beautiful Petals From Scratch Stamp set available at Paper Garden Projects.  I also used the fabulous Kaisercraft Peachy Keen Paper Pad also available at PGP.

There is a field next to my house and this time of year the different Fall flowers are just amazing.  There are always butterflies everywhere.  So when I made my card, I had that field of flowers in mind.  I stamped my flowers in random areas, just like a field would be.  I added a sentiment (included in the stamp set).  The die cut tag is part of the 6x6 Kaisercraft paper pad.  I colored my image with Copics.  I also used the Copic Spica Clear Glitter Pen to add a little sparkle to my flowers - this is a must have for a crafter (available at PGP), it adds the perfect amout of glitter to your projects.

Can't wait to see your projects!!!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

DDSB "Distress" Challenge

This week the Digi Doodle Shop's Best are distressed! That's right, this week make a project and distress it...then link back to the DDSB for your chance to win.

I wanted to use one of the adorable vintage stamps available at the Digi Doodle Shop. So I used the super cute Vegetable Cart Digi Stamp. I love it because it is a perfect stamp for late Summer.

Here is my card:

I used Copics, Papertrey Ink Cardstock, October Afternoon Patterned Paper, Jute and Silk Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and my sentiment stamp is Cosmo Cricket.

Visit the Digi Doodle Shop to see the great August deals.  And visit the Digi Doodle Shop's Best to see the DT's darling creations.  The Digi Doodle Shop is also having it's next Design Team Call, check it out!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Little Reading

 Hi everyone!  Today I have a little project to share involving books.  Reading is my second favorite thing in the world to do, just behind papercrafting.  I have so many friends who are also readers that I decided to make a little card and matching bookmark. 

And I had to try this week's 2 Sketches 4 You sketch:

And here is my card:

Here is my bookmarker:

I used Melissa Francas Patterned Paper, Papertrey Ink Stamps and Cardstock, Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, Leaf Pin from Maya Road, and Copics.

I also entered my card in this week's 365 Cards challenge - use color 4 ways.  I stamped, colored, and used colorful paper and ribbon.

My next card is for 365 Cards latest sketch challenge:

I used PTI cardstock, patterned paper, and stamps.  My ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Paper Garden Projects Festive Fall Garden Walk

Welcome to the Festive Fall Garden Walk at Paper Garden Projects.  If you just happen to be stopping by, visit the Paper Garden Projects Blog to start the blog hop. 

Take a stroll through the blogs of all the Paper Gardeners and enjoy some friendly inspiration. This month we are focusing on Fall and Back-to-School projects.  While you visit, take note of each designer's name and their special garden walk word in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, send an E-mail to with the list of designers and their garden walk word.  Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and words will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize. You need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don't leave your list as a comment. You have until midnight (EST) on August 25th to send your list.

And the prize? We may be celebrating Fall, but summer is not quite over yet. So how about not one but 2 cute summer Kraftin Kimmie unmounted stamps!

Now for my Back To School project I used the adorable Teacher Anya Stamp available at Paper Garden Projects.  I just can't tell you how cute and fun this stamp is to color, love it!  Like playing with paper dolls! 

I decided to take a mini album and turn it into a little teacher's notebook:

I used a mini blackboard album to fit the teacher theme.  I wanted the front of my album to be like a present that had to be opened.  So I sprayed a clothes pin with glimmer mist, added some twine, and used a key as my gift wrap. 

Miss Anya is just too cute!  Of course I had to dress her in pink and look at that adorable APPLE.I wanted the inside of my album to have lists and look "teachery". 

Here is a list of the blog hop order:

Amber (that's me!!!)

And my special Festive Fall word is....can you guess....APPLES.

Visit Paper Garden Projects to see all their adorable stamps, like Anya!  And check out the sales and specials going on now. 

Next up on the hop is the talented Tangii's Blog.  Enjoy!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

DDSB Anything Goes

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the latest challenge from The Digi Doodle Shop's Best - it's an "Anything Goes" Challenge.  Just make a project and link it to DDSB for your chance to be a winner. 

This week I decided to use the adorable Hoot Owl Digi Stamp from The Digi Doodle Shop

He's just so cute I knew he'd be perfect for a card.  And he was a "hoot" to color!

Visit The Digi Doodle Shop's Best Blog to see the DT's beautiful creations this week.  And The Digi Doodle Shop is having a great sale for the month of August, check it out!

Now for the winner of my blog candy from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  The winner is "gocanucksgo" from Crafty Creations.  I'll e-mail you!

And for more chances to win goodies, I hope you join me Saturday for the Paper Garden Projects "Festive Fall Garden Walk".  It's going to be a fun hop with lots of inspiring projects.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Layout Time

Hi guys!  Today  I've got a few LO's to share with you.  Don't forget to sign up for my blog candy if you haven't already, you have until Wednesday, August 18th at 11:59 PM. 

At Scrapbooking Supplies R Us the August Sampler Kit is available for purchase.  It is fabulous and perfect for late Summer and back to school:

Isn't it just lovely?  Visit the Crop Spot to see the DT's beautiful creations using this kit.  Here is a sneak peek at a mini album I did using this month's kit.  Details will be posted later this month at the Crop Spot.

Next up is a LO I made for Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings

This is a LO of my 4 new turkeys and 1 duck we hatched in an incubator.  It was amazing watching the eggs for 28 days to see if there was any changes, only to go in on the 25th day and see they were hatching!  Guess they're premature!  The little duck is really fiesty!  And the turkeys look like baby chicks with long necks.  I used Mays Art Crochet Lace and Leaves trim from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.  My paper is October Afternoon, Little Yellow Bicyce Doily, GCDStudios Border, and American Crafts Thickers. 


Friday, August 13, 2010

Hop With Really Reasonable Ribbon

***Thanks to all my wonderful new followers!  Blog candy closes on Wednesday 11:59 PM on my blog, will announce the winner on Thursday!***

Hi everyone and welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon "August" Blog Hop! If you just happened to be visiting, visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to get started. And if you're already taking part in the hop, you should have arrived from Gini's amazing blog.

This month I'm showcasing ribbon from August's Really Reasonable Ribbon Club Assortment. Here's a bit about the club:

If you really love ribbon and would like to have a wonderful assortment of ribbons sent to you automatically each month, just join the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club! Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. The assortments vary from month to month, but an average assortment has 5-8 different ribbon styles and consists of 10-15 yards of ribbon. The total price of each monthly assortment is $9.00 and includes the shipping/handling fee too!

Here is August's assortment:

This month for my project I decided to alter a picture frame using craft supplies and ribbon.

First I took a gold frame and painted it white, I didn't paint it perfectly because I wanted it to look distressed. Then to add to the distressed look I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Martha Stewart Brown Ink around the raised edges.

I took some of my favorite October Afternoon patterned paper to use as my background and inked the edges of my paper with brown ink. I added a sticker. Then I stitched a ruffle ribbon on top of my picture. Next I made some pretty flowers using my assortment and added Jenni Bowlin Buttons. You can check out my tutorial on making ribbon flowers here.

Such fun and easy flowers. The ribbon club assortment matched my picture wonderfully!

Here is a list of the hop order:

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
Jacque Beddingfield
Iwona Palamountain
Cassi Box
Robbie Herring
Kym Weber
Mindy Baxter
Gini Cagle
Amber Goble (You Are Here!!!)
Susan Dupre
Kerri Michaud
Trudy Sjolander
Cheryl Walker
Erika Taylor

And to add to the blog hop fun I'm having a giveaway here at my blog. Become a follower of mine and leave a comment and I'll put your name in the hat to win some fabulous ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and more scrap goodies (Cosmo Cricket Mini Album, Basic Gray Patterned Paper, Prima Flowers, and more).

Next up on the hop is Susan's wonderful blog. Enjoy the hop!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Flower Challenge

Hi everyone and welcome to the latest challenge from The Digi Doodle Shop's Best. This week we are challenging you to make a project and use a flower. I think flowers are the most popular image used on cards, so this one should be easy. This week we have a sponsor who has generously let us use one of their digis, Daisy Doodles Stamps.

For this week's challenge I used their beautiful Sunflowers digi stamp. Here is my card:

I love sunflowers, think they are bright and fabulous. I also love coloring sunflowers! Blending the colors is so fun.

If you are in need of an adorable flower image visit our sponsor or visit The Digi Doodle Shop! Fabulous flowers can be found there! And visit The Digi Doodle Shop' Best to see the DT's darling creations!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Mind's Eye & 2 Sketches

Hi everyone! Been doing a little crafting today...don't you just love days like that? I have lots of pictures that need scrapped, will never catch up...but I did complete 1 LO today. It's for this week's Challenge 14 at My Mind's Eye. It is a sketch challenge and you are suppose to do a Summertime project. Since weddings and Summertime go hand in hand, I decided to do a LO of my Cousin's wedding.

All of my patterned papers, scalloped border, and journaling spot are MME. My flowers are felt, I decided teal flowers would be perfect because the wedding colors were teal and brown. I used American Crafts Thickers and Papertrey Ink Buttons.

Next up is this week's 2 Sketches 4 You challenge, here's my card.

All of my supplies are Basic Gray. My cardstock and stamp is Papertrey Ink. My ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I just love that my sentiment on the chipboard radish says "you are my sunshine"...since it takes sunshine to make them grow. Doesn't take much to make me happy ; )

And lastly, visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog for a chance to win this amazing blog candy:

Can you believe all those goodies?!?

Sweet August

Hi folks! Wanted to share a few goodies with you tonite that I created with some of the previous kits at Scrapbooking Supplies R Us. I'm off work a few days and just feel really happy. Isn't that a wonderful feeling? It didn't hurt that I got a goodie box this evening from Scrapbook Trends Magazine....if they publish your card they send you a goodie box, how fabulous is that?

Here is a LO I did of Hubby. He's holding his Uncle's little lab, Goldie, so adorable!

This was made using supplies from June's Sampler Kit.

Here's a card I made using July's Sampler Kit. How awesome that you can do LO's and cards with these albums:

And another card using August's Sampler Kit:

The August Kit is perfect for back to school!

Don't forget, Scrapbooking Supplies R Us is still have a great giveaway and contest, so stop by for your chance to win.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Challenge Creations

Hi everyone, wow 2 posts in 1 day! Click to see today's latest challenge at The Digi Doodle Shop's Best and check out a super giveaway.

I've got a few cards to share tonite. First up is a card I made for the newest challenge at The Play Date Cafe Challenge 41, here's the colors:

And here is my card:

I never thought about using these colors together, but love how it turned out. I also entered this card in this week's 2 Sketches 4 You challenge.

Next up is another card for this week's 2 Sketches 4 You challenge. I used Basic Gray felt stickers and LOVE them, too cute!

Such a simple card, but really fun to make. I like all the different layers of papers of My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper.


My Favorite Stamp & A Giveaway

Hi everyone. This week's challenge at The Digi Doodle Shop's Best took some difficult decision making...use your favorite stamp.

I wanted to reuse a stamp that I love from the Digi Doodle Shop, so I used the Strawberries Digi Stamp.

Here is my card:

I colored my stamp using Martha Stewart and Copic Markers. My ribbon is hand-dyed and from Really Reasonable Ribbon. It is beautiful and so fun to tie bows with.

Visit the DDSB to see the DT's amazing creations!

Now for a little giveaway fun! Scrapbooking Supplies R Us is having a super giveaway of goodies. And here's the good part, all you have to do is leave a comment on their blog post to be eligable! Here's the LINK to the post.

And there's also another contest going on at Scrapbooking Supplies R Us. The challenge is to do a LO or a project and share one of your family traditions. Easy peasy. Here's the LINK to that post. The winner will receive a goodie bag featuring the latest from CHA! It can be a newly made creation or previously made.

The August Sampler kit will be out any day, here's a sneak peak at the kit:

And here's a LO I did of my trip to see Bon Jovi using the August kit. It is so adorable, love all the embellishments and unique items included:

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