Friday, July 26, 2013

Inspiration Cake

151 Days until Christmas...have you started Christmas crafting?

Why don't you join in the fun at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long?!!! This week's  sponsor is Bugaboo and one lucky participant will win 7 digis of their choice!! 

Now on to the challenge, it is an inspiration photo this week, and a cute one at that! 
So what will inspire you???  The colors, the patterns or those cute cookies?  Link up your creation on the CSAYL Blog by Wednesday, July 31st at midnight.
So what inspired me??? 
Polka dots, plus I pulled a couple colors from the inspiration photo as I colored up Chimney Santa from Bugaboo! 

My card is based on the latest sketch challenge (7/24/13) from Outlawz.


What a Combo!

Have you played along yet? 

With what? 

The Fun Friday Challenge on the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog!  Seriously, what are you waiting for?  Challenges last the entire month and are now your choice of a sketch or inspiration photo or you might choose to combine both!   Plus there is a prize for one lucky participant!

So which did I choose?  The sketch or inspiration?

Newly released Ellie Loves Chocolate is amongst the rainbows on today's card.  It was the rainbow effect on the photo that inspired me.  The heart and fishtail are dies from the YNS Whatnot Seasons Set One.

Here are the sketch and photo so that you can play along too.  Head over to the challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the design team.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pops of Color

I am back today with cards featuring stamps from the Your Next Stamp July release.  If you missed it, there is a blog hop going on right have until midnight tonight to hop and leave comments for the chance to win a YNS GC!!!  Click here for this post and then get to hopping!

 Sophie is gracing my first card.  CAS with lots of white... My Sophie card was inspired by the next 3 cards which feature lots of white and POPs of color ;>)

All 3 cards feature sentiments from the new Fast Food Sentiments clear set.  These sentiments coordinate perfectly with the Fast Food Fun dies - I decided to pair up each with the Soda Bottle Die.
Don't forget that Karen is offering a special in the YNS Store - 15% off your entire order including sale items!  Make sure you take advantage of this great deal!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Little Bit of Christmas

Little Miss Muffet Stamps is getting ready for Christmas and today is a huge release of sweet Christmas rubber stamps and digital images.  Plus, Barbara has been revamping the store so while you are shopping the new images be sure to check out the changes!

Did I mention sweetness with this release?  This is Little Miss Christmas, one of the new rubber stamps. 
Head on over to the LMMS blog for more eye candy, plus you may just find a freebie and specials!
Details:  Stamp - LMMS Little Miss Christmas, Sentiment - YNS, Papers - Basic Grey.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hip Hip Hooray, Today is the Day

Hi Everyone!  Today is the Day!!!  New goodies from YNS!!!

Welcome to the Your Next Stamp July New Release Blog Hop!   Today we are sharing projects made with all of the fun new stamp sets and awesome new dies that are available NOW in the Your Next Stamp Store!
The hop will run through Wednesday, July 24th at 12 midnight (EST) and as always we have a fabulous prize to be won if you hop along with us!  Just leave comments on all of the participating DT blogs for your chance to win!

The hop begins on Laura's Blog and if you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived from Suzanne's blog. 
I have 2 projects to share today.  First up Ellie Loves Chocolate on a gift box.
 Can you guess what would fit perfectly inside?  CHOCOLATE of course!
Second is a card with another new sweetie...Sophie!  She is such a darling cheering away.
 My card is based on Outlawz' sketch challenge for 7/17.
Hip Hip Hooray is also appropriate for the Hop Special Karen is offering in the YNS Store - 15% off your entire order including sale items!  Make sure you take advantage of this great deal!
Now it’s time to hop on over to Susan's blog, but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have fun hopping and shopping!!!
Details:  Gift - Ellie Loves Chocolate, Perfect Presentation Template, banner die from YNS Whatnot Season One, Cuttlebug Dots EF, Momento Ink.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Cupcake Inspirations with LMMS

Little Miss Muffet Stamps is hosting the Cupcake Inspirations challenge blog.  What a yummy way to be inspired! 
This week's cupcakes look more like a floral display with lacey white and bright colors. 

My card features Spencer's Garden, I was inspired by all the white and pops of color.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Christmas Crafting Techniques

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  This week we are sponsored by...

This week's winner will receive 3 Digi stamps from Broken Box Stock - total of $5!
The challenge: 
"Paper Crafting Techniques" 
Each of the CSAYL designers got to choose their favorite technique this week and now you just need to pick one of the teams faves and play along:

Dry Embossing,
Heat Embossing,
Machine Stitching or an
Easel Card
I went with one of my faves, Machine Stitching and used a fun image from Broken Box Stock, Holiday Shopper Toodle.

So which technique will you choose?  Pick from the list and play along for a chance to win!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Call Me

Today is Sunday Spotlight on the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog! Each Sunday a special rubber stamp is spotlighted and you can order it at a discount for one day only. This week, the stamp being featured is Call Me Chester...

I followed a sketch #22 from Seize the Birthday.  Of course I did not make a Birthday card per se, but still wanted to give credit for the layout ;>)

Be sure to check out the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog for more information on picking up this cutie at a reduced price!


Details:  Stamp - LMMS, Sentiment - Lil' Inker Designs, CS - PTI, Copics and Fishtail Dies - YNS.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Christmas in July

Spread the word...

Bugaboo Digi Stamps is hosting a blog hop to celebrate Christmas in July.  Head on over to the Bugaboo blog to start at the beginning of the hop and be sure to visit the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Blog for even more inspiration.  I am not an official stop on the hop, but I wanted to share my card which is featured on the LMMS blog.

Say hi to Fancy Sunbonnet Christmas Stuff.  She is one of the Bugaboo cuties available in rubber thru LMMS.

Happy Hopping!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Christmas Krafting

It's time to pull out your kraft and join us for a new Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge!  This week we are looking for a color combo - creations using kraft and any other colors / patterns you would like.

Our sponsor is Meljen's Designs

I have a double treat for you today...2 relatively CAS cards using Meljen's images.

First up is Christmas Buddy...

My card is based on My Digital Studio Monday's sketch 22 - obviously not a digital card, but I have to give credit for this great LO!

Next up, Fancy Gift Box

Be sure to join in the fun, it is never too early to get started on Christmas cards!



It's time for a new Fun Friday challenge on the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog!

Challenges last the entire month and are now your choice of a sketch or inspiration photo or you might choose to combine both!  

I know, another pig card.  What can I say, the new Funny Farm Crew is just too cute to resist!  The sentiment is from the Funny Farm Animal Sentiments set and of course there are some fishtail banners in there too. The patterned paper is from Echo Park.

Here are the sketch and photo so that you can play along too.  Head over to the challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the design team.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nursery Rhymes

Star light, star bright,
The first star I see tonight;
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.
It's time for a new Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge!  This time around we want you to take inspiration from a Nursery Rhyme.  

I drew inspiration from Star Light, Star Bright with the sweet Moon Lullaby digi designed by Pollycraft. 

Be sure to check out the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog to see all the Nursery Rhyme inspired creations from my teammates!!! Plus you can find all the rules and that is where you need to link up!


Details: Stamps - LMMS Moon Lullaby, Sentiment - Lil' Inker Designs, CS - PTI and Carta Bella , Dies - YNS Fishtails and copics.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Christmas Star

Can you believe it is already July???!!!  Now is the perfect time to start your Christmas crafting! 

This week's challenge is to include stars on your creation.  It could be a stamp, papers, card shape, etc. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter.

My card was inspired by this card by Laura Nehring, who is the featured stamper on SCS this week.  The lo, stripes, banner and doodled frame are all taken from Laura's card - different colors, image (from Bugaboo) and I added a button.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Christmas Wishes

Little Miss Muffet Stamps has teamed up with Bugaboo again to bring you more rubber stamps!  If you have been on the lookout for Christmas stamps then you are in 4 new Bugaboo Christmas stamps are being released.
My card features Winter 2 and she is available for purchase right now in the Little Miss Muffet Stamps' Store.
Be sure to check out the Little Miss Muffet Stamps' Blog for more samples to drool over.