Tuesday, March 26, 2013

PInspired Challenge #6

It's time for another Pinspired Challenge!  I love the pin we are working with this week.  Glitter and ombre...perfect! I made something a little different this time.  Instead of a card, I made a treat box.   The lemonade stand image is from Paper Sweeties (our sponsor for this challenge), and I paired it with Lawn Fawn's Make Lemonade set. I did an ombre effect on the glass of lemonade and the awning of the stand with my Copic markers.  I then used some Frosted Lace Stickles to add some sparkle. The paper lining the inside of the box is from the Studio Calico Sundrifter line. It is actually velum and the stripes are ombre, too!

I filled the treat box with some Lemonhead candy and even though you can't see it in the picture, there is also a packet of pink lemonade in there. 

 Our sponsor this week is Paper Sweeties!  I have been exchanging emails with the owner Debbie Marcinkiewicz, and she is just the sweetest person!  She is also offering an awesome prize.  The winner of this challenge will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties online store!

Challenge #6 prize:

 We would love to have you play along with us!  For more details and to enter this challenge, head on over to the Pinspired Challenge blog!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

TAWS Stampy Sunday Link Party + Be Inspired #24

The Alley Way Stamps is hosting a link party today on  their blog.  All you have to do is make a new card using a TAWS set, mention their party, and link back to their blog.  The winner gets 2 free stamp sets of their choice...sounds good to me!!  You still have a few hours to play along, but the party ends at midnight.

I used the TAWS set called Admit One.  Admit One is a cute set with lots of fun, circus themed images!  I paired the clown from the set with some  Echo Park Summer Days patterned paper.  I love the bright patterns included in this line and I think they go perfectly with the playfulness of this stamp set!

I am also entering this card in the TAWS Be Inspired #24 challenge.  I love the stripes and the colors in the inspiration pic.  For more info on the challenge, head on over to the TAWS blog

.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #5

 Good morning!  Today marks the beginning of our fifth challenge over at Pinspired Challenges.  Here is the pin we are working with for this challenge:

I love the colors and shapes on this quilt, so I made a colorful card and used this patterned circle stamp from October Afternoon (Admit One) to make a birthday pie chart!  All of the alpha and word stickers are from OA as well.    
Our sponsor for this challenge is It's Always Fabulous.  It's Always Fabulous is an Etsy store that offers products from October Afternoon, American Crafts, Tim Holtz, and a variety of other fabulous papercraft companies.  The prize for this challenge is a $15 gift certificate to their online store.

We would love to have you play along with us!  Head on over to the Pinspired Challenge blog to get all the details, link up your project, and see what the rest of the design team made!  We can't wait to be "pinspired" by you!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Congratulations Laurel & Welcome Home Lily!

Good morning and welcome to our "Congratulations Laurel and Welcome Home Lily" blog hop! (If you came here from Elena's blog, you are right on track.  If not, be sure to head over to Annette's blog to start at the beginning of the hop!) For those of you who don't already know, Laurel Beard gave birth to a precious baby girl on February 16.  Lily arrived a few weeks earlier than her due date and had to stay in the hospital for awhile.  Today we are celebrating Lily's birth and the fact that she is now at home with her family!
Welcome Home Lily!
Congratulations Laurel, we are so happy that you and your sweet girl are at home and enjoying family time!

Next stop on the hop is Jean Manis.  If you get lost along the way, you can refer to the list of participants  below.  Also, be sure to stop by Laurel's blog and leave her some love, too!