Monday, April 14, 2014

Fight On Little Lauryn Blog Hop!!!

From Millan.Net  

Welcome to a very special blog hop for a precious little angel!  Little Lauryn is fighting leukemia.....read through and you can find out how to keep up with her and her family and how to brighten their day by sending cards!!!!  And grab a cuppa and hop through all the other amazing designer's blogs and see their inspiration and love for Little Lauryn shine through!!!

You should have come here from Rhonda's Blog....

I just want to scoop this precious little bundle up and hug her tight and her family too!!!!  I hope so hard for a complete cure and recovery and meanwhile wish as little pain as possible and many smiles!!!  

Little Lauryn....may you find some snuggling comfort and smiles looking at this little bunny and puppy who would give you squishy hugs if they could!!!


Stamps: Lili of the Valley
Cardstock: Gina K.
DP: Doodlebug
Ink: Memento, Copics
Recollections Embellishments
Ribbon, Twine, Charm 

Now I happen to have Blog Candy.......a $25 Michael's Gift Card!!!!!!  Just leave a comment and I'll draw a random winner and post it on Friday, April 18!!!!

Now hop on over to Betty's Blog......



Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010


You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 


~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Poppy Sketch #2 - Thinking Of You!!!


Welcome to another fabulous Poppy Sketches Challenge!!!


Stamps: Stampendous Thinking Of You
Ink: Memento, Copics
Paper: Gina K; Paper Studio

This is Thinking of You by Stampendous.........and I sooooo LOVE coloring flowers!!!  And the POP of color for this week was so perfect for a bright and cheery hello card I needed!!!  

Make sure to stop by the Poppy Sketches Blog to see all the gorgeous cards from all of the Poppy Girls and to see the fabulous prize from our sponsor this week....Stampendous Stamps!!!!  And I hope you enjoy stamping with us!!!



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Monday, March 31, 2014

Poppy Sketch #1 - Poppy Sketches Is Here!!!!!!


Today is launch day!!!  Our brand new super fun challenge blog is live today!!!  Bi-monthly there will be challenges with sponsored prizes!!!  And a fabulous and inspirational Pinterest Board too!!


This first sketch with a pop of color is a fabulous way to kick us off!!! 


Our first sponsor is Starving Artistamps......and I got this gorgeous, Springy wheelbarrow full of flowers that were a joy to color..........


I flipped the sketch sideways and of course LOVE this color combo since it includes pink!!!  ;)  I used the Starving Artistamp set Exterior Elements.  My cardstock is Gina K Pure Luxury White, Innocent Pink, Sweet Mango and The Paper Studio dp.  A fun edge die and of course embellies!!  Some twine and a butterfly and a wooden pennant that I used with a sentiment sticker.  I colored with Copics and a metallic glitter pen.  

And look at the COOL offer from our sponsor, Starving Artistams....



You'll want to head over to the Poppy Sketches Blog so you can see all the fabulous cards made by our SWEEEEET Design Team and also to play along!!!  And then watch in 2 weeks for the next fun challenge!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gina K Shabby Spring Stamp TV Kit Hop!!!


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

From Millan.Net

Yes!!!  Spring is here!!!  Well....kinda sorta that is!!  LOL  So lets focus on the fabulous new Shabby Spring Stamp TV Kit!!!!


I love the butterflies and flowers!!!  And I went with a Kraft, Innocent Pink and Dark Chocolate Pure Luxury color combination and lots of fun little details to make this birthday tag.  Of COURSE it's pink!!!  ;)  And pearls and glitter pen too....gotta have that glitz!!


Now how could I resist using the new and FABULOUS Wild Orchid Pure Luxury cardstock?!!!  It's such a vibrant color perfect for Springtime!!  And so is a bit of rain....and where there's rain there's always a rainbow...even if it's just the umbrella!!  LOL  Oh yeah....you KNOW there's bling on that umbrella!!!  ;)


I just LOVE this gorgeous bird!!!  And after LOTS of googling.....yes that's a word....I've decided it's a cross between a scissor-tailed flycatcher and a barn swallow!!  LOL  I wanted to just stamp the silhouette of this bird and I loved the impact of that against the Shabby Spring patterned paper in the kit!!  Although you all better be watching cuz I WILL color this little beauty pink soon!!!  ;)  

 

I hope you are inspired to stamp Something Spring after seeing all the fabulous Design Team inspiration:


~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Coming Soon.........Poppy Sketches Challenge Blog!!!!!!!!

From Millan.NetFrom Millan.NetFrom Millan.Net


My amazing and talented friend Laura Davis has had some fabulous Poppy Sketch challenges on her blog........ The Paper Poppy.  

Well..............Poppy Sketches will now be it's own Challenge Blog!!!!!!!!  Complete with a super fun Design Team and Sponsor Prizes!!!!  Challenges will be bi-weekly and the first one kicks off on March 31!!! 

Here is a peek at the Poppy Sketches Design Team....

Laura Davis
Lee Murphy  (that's me!)
Renee Morris-Dezember
Lisa Petrella
Amy Tsuruta
Amy Crockett
Lori Tecler


So get ready for some fun and make sure you put March 31 on your calendars!!!!!


~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Gina K Designs Inspiration Hop Day #3 - Just A Note!!


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.




Today we're featuring Rupa's Just A Note...........




Here's a card I made for the hop....something colorful and fun...



I don't know if you can see it well...but the black background panel is embossed with the music notes embossing folder. Pure Luxury White and Black Onyx cardstock.  And then just colorful Copics and some fun Gina K ribbon colors!  I put little matching rhinestones in the center of the little music notes....you KNOW I love my matchy-matchy wherever I can fit it in!!  LOL


And here's the one I made for the Release Party......lots of glitter!!


This one has matchy matchy too!!!  I'm in heaven!!  Black Onyx and Cherry Red in the Pure Luxury and in the GKD ink!  And the gingham ribbon too!!!  I glittered the red music note panel although sometimes it really is a challenge to get good photos of glitter.  I'll keep working on that!  I stamped the stylized music bars in the very background and then used the beautiful sentiment as the focal point.

Now enjoy your hopping through the rest of  the Design Team and Guest blogs!
Guest Designers

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Gina K Designs Inspiration Hop#2 - Signs Of Spring and Folk Filagree!!!


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

From Millan.Net

First is Theresa's beautiful Signs Of Spring..........



I just love coloring Theresa's gorgeous images...and these crocuses....crocii??? LOL  Anyway....I just put some iTunes on and made myself slow down for a change and just get spend some time enjoying coloring.  I need to slow down more often!  I used Copics V17, V15, V12, V01, V000 and YG97, YG63, YG03.  Now see the little glittered butterfly?  What?  You mean he's really not in the best spot???  Why yes...you are correct!!!  Any guesses as to why he's in an odd place?  Yep...he's hiding a coloring goof!  LOL  I used Pure Luxury in White, Fresh Asparagus, Wild Lilac. 


From Millan.NetFrom Millan.Net  

Now for Becky's adorable Folk Filagree set............



I thought of the Delft style when I saw this set so I went with a blue and white color scheme and made my own dp with the adorable little images and then made some tiles and sponged with  Blue Denim ink.  And of course that's Pure Luxury Blue Denim cardstock too with some fun Spellbinders for the cute sentiment.

Now see what fun inspiration the rest of the DT and our Guest DT have for you.....
Guest Designers

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