SOG Digi release spotlight: Back to School Cards

Hey, everybody! 

We’ve reached the end of the October clear stamp release at Some Odd Girl…don’t you love the new stamps? We’re also celebrating the release of a new digi stamp (“Autumn Mae”) and a new cut file! I made this note card set with the “Back to School Cards” cut file:


Instead of coloring, I chose different fall-themed patterned papers to make the cards and ran each panel through a different embossing folder. I think these would also be great for altered notebooks or notepads or even cut larger for wall art!

The “Go Ombre” challenge is still rockin’! Make sure to link your entry and join us! 

If you’re looking for inspiration with a side of chat, we’d love to see you at Some Odd World, our ning community.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Tomorrow, we’ll have some sneak peeks of the new digis releasing at SOG next week! Wish I could tell you more, but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow!

Hugs,

So thankful that it’s Farm Fresh Friday!

Hi, everybody! I hope you’ve been enjoying the sneak peeks we’ve been sharing for the October release at The Greeting Farm! We have one more preview to share with you on Monday, but until then, I hope you’ll play along with us for our new Farm Fresh Friday challenge!
We’re so thankful to have so many fabulous fans of TGF stamps, and our theme this week is “thankful.”
For today’s card, I chose “Beanie Anya” and paired her with some fun fall papers (and the TGF Tulip Border Die):

Here’s the scoop on playing along with us for this challenge: 
  • You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image.
  • Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz no later than Thursday, October 3 at NOON CST
  • You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria. (If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the comment section!)
  • The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win their choice of an in-stock SINGLE RUBBER STAMP or a 4×6 set!
  I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Make sure to stop by the TGF blog on Monday for the final preview…and hop along with us on October 1 when we share our projects to celebrate TGF’s October release!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Getting sketchy with The Greeting Farm for GVT!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! Is it feeling like autumn where you are? I’m loving the cooler temperatures we’ve had this weekend and so far this week!
 
Fall is my favorite time of the year, especially the cooler weather and colors as the leaves change. So, it wouldn’t be a surprise if I told you that I’ve been hooked on creating with fall themed paper and colors, right?
 
For this week’s Garden Variety Tuesday at The Greeting Farm, we have a sketch as our theme!
 
I chose “Gracie,” one of the Wild Sprouts released a few months ago, and the sentiment from this month’s new release “Frou Frou Fabulous” for today’s card. The papers are from the “Persimmon” mini pad by Basic Grey, which coordinated well with embellishments I have from one of their past fall collections.
 
And here’s the sketch, designed by my very talented TGF DT buddy, Annie Rose:

 
For all of the details on playing along with our challenge, and to link up your entry, visit The Greeting Farm’s blog!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!
 
Hugs,

New Release Day at Whimsy and Stars Studio!

Hi again! We’re celebrating the release of a new digi today at Whimsy and Stars Studio!

Our super talented Design Team is sharing their creations today on the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog, and we’re pleased to introduce you to “Pumpkin Sunflower Teddy”!

I love the colors of fall! The changing of the leaves, the vibrant colors and the cooler temperatures mark my favorite time of the year!
Here’s my card with today’s featured digi (The layout is based on Deconstructed Sketch #117):
And here’s a peek at the digi, which is available now for instant download in the Whimsy and Stars Studio etsy store!
Make sure to check out all of the super cute fall and Halloween digis in the store! You’re sure to fall in love with them! 
And, make sure to stop by the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog to check out all the cards in today’s DT showcase…Mabelle will pick a lucky winner from all of the comments left on the DT Showcase post to win a digi of their choice!
Thanks bunches for stopping by today!
Hugs,

The Craft’s Meow Blog Hop: Featuring Clear Stamps by Mabelle RO!

Hello! I’m pleased to be joining The Craft’s Meow today for a blog hop spotlighting the clear stamp sets designed by the super fabulous Mabelle R-O!
I was fortunate to be a guest designer for The Craft’s Meow in September 2012, when two of Mabelle’s clear sets, “Fall Blessings” and “Fall Fibi and Lilly” made their debut at TCM!
I’m happy to say I now design for Mabelle…she is such a sweetheart and all of her designs are adorable! It’s so easy to fall in love with these sets! Today’s card features stamps from “Fall Blessings,” which along with “Fall Fibi and Lilly“, are available now in The Craft’s Meow Store!
I masked the pumpkins to give the feel of being in a pumpkin patch…all of Mabelle’s clear sets have so many fun design possibilities! It was hard to decide what combination I wanted to share with you today!
AND…what’s a blog hop without some prizes? One lucky commenter (chosen from the comments left on ALL the blogs in today’s hop) will win a stamp set of their choice! So, make sure you leave a little love on each blog as you make your way through the hop!

To be eligible for the prize, make sure you visit and comment on all the blogs before 11:59 PM Eastern on Tuesday, July 9th. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 10th at The Craft’s Meow blog!

Don’t forget, today (July 7th) is the last day to receive a 20% discount on all orders! Just enter the code July4thSale at checkout (once you’ve logged into PayPal) to receive the discount. The code expires at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on July 7th. Qualifying orders of $50 or more will receive the free gift (amount based on after-discount total) and U.S. orders over $65 receive free shipping (with discounted shipping for international orders).
I’ve provided the full blog hop list at the bottom of my post in case you’d like to start from the beginning of the hop! Thanks so much to Lisa and the TCM Team for letting me be a part of today’s hop!
And thanks so much to YOU for stopping by today!
Hugs,
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Full Hop List:

YNS #24 — Anything Goes!

Happy Thursday! I’m back with a new Your Next Stamp challenge!

Since this week’s theme is “Anything Goes,” I decided to make these super-cute place cards with “Fhiona’s Squirrel Friend” and some letter stickers from my stash.

They are pretty easy to make, and are roughly about 3″ high by 4″ long. 

It really doesn’t matter what size you make them, as long as the names are big enough to read! Making the place cards also helped me to use up some cute scraps of fall-themed paper!

Other supplies: Copic markers, letter stickers (Basic Grey), stickles glitter glue, glossy accents, jumbo ric rac, brown multiliner pen, paper (Little Yellow Bicycle).

 So, are you ready to play along with us? Here’s the scoop on our challenges:


  • Every Thursday we post a new YNS Challenge 
  • You have the entire month to play along
  • Link your challenge entry to the YNS Blog post and/or to the SCS challenge thread 
  • If you would like to post your challenge card in the SCS gallery please use the code provided for that challenge (for this challenge, the code words are ynsynscyournextstamp and ynsc24)
  • You don’t have to use YNS Stamps, but if you have some of our stamps we’d LOVE to see you ink them up!
  • Every month we will pick a lucky participant to be our special YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer!!!
Our Rockin’ YNS Guest Designers get:
  • NEW RELEASE YNS Stamp package! (You get the new goodies before anyone else!)
  • to join us for our new release blog hop and sneak peeks
  • the entire month of challenges in advance to play along with the YNS Challenge Team
  • a rockin’ blinkie for your blog!
For added inspiration, check out what the other members of the team created for this challenge: JulieKelli, and Wendy! (Or you can see all of their creations, including the creations from our ROCKIN’ Guest Designer, at the YNS blog)!

Don’t forget to post your entry for this week’s challenge! You still have time to play along in our other challenges this month: a color challenge (red, white and teal), and a “thank you“-themed challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Your Next Stamp #18: Brown, Orange and Yellow

Happy Thursday, crafty friends! It’s time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp! This week, we’re inspired by the colors of brown, orange and yellow!

Yesterday was my birthday, and I had a wonderful time celebrating the day with my husband! Although I had a brief doctor’s appointment in the morning, we went to lunch afterward and I got to do a bit of crafty shopping..all in all, a fun, relaxing day!

And now, here’s my card, which uses YNS’s super-sweet “Ellie Loves Sunflowers” set, perfect to pair with  fall colors:


Our new challenge guidelines make it even easier for everyone to play along and to have the chance to be our next YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer!

Here’s the scoop:
  • Every Thursday we post a new YNS Challenge 
  • You have the entire month to play along
  • Link your challenge entry to the YNS Blog post and/or to the SCS challenge thread 
  • If you would like to post your challenge card in the SCS gallery please use the code provided for that challenge (for this challenge, the code words are ynsynscyournextstamp and ynsc18)
  • You don’t have to use YNS Stamps, but if you have some of our stamps we’d LOVE to see you ink them up!
  • Every month we will pick a lucky participant to be our special YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer!!!
Our Rockin’ YNS Guest Designers get:
  • NEW RELEASE YNS Stamp package! (You get the new goodies before anyone else!)
  • to join us for our new release blog hop and sneak peeks
  • the entire month of challenges in advance to play along with the YNS Challenge Team
  • a rockin’ blinkie for your blog!
For added inspiration, check out what the other members of the team created for this challenge: JulieKelli, and Wendy! (Or you can see all of their creations, including the creations from our ROCKIN’ Guest Designer Annie Rose, at the YNS blog)!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this week’s challenge!

YNS #16: Anything Goes!

Happy Thursday! It’s time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp

This week’s theme is the ever-popular “Anything Goes”!
I’ve been looking forward to Fall, so I thought I’d use “Acorn Fall Fun” on my card! (This stamp is 40% off right now in the Your Next Stamp Store!) The sentiment is one from my collection.



Our challenge guidelines now make it easier for everyone to play along and to have the chance to be our next YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer!
Here’s the scoop:
  • Every Thursday we post a new YNS Challenge 
  • You have the entire month to play along
  • Link your challenge entry to the YNS Blog post and/or to the SCS challenge thread 
  • If you would like to post your challenge card in the SCS gallery please use the code provided for that challenge (for this challenge, the code words are ynsynscyournextstamp and ynsc16)
  • You don’t have to use YNS Stamps, but if you have some of our stamps we’d LOVE to see you ink them up!
  • Every month we will pick a lucky participant to be our special YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer!!!
Our Rockin’ YNS Guest Designers get:
  • NEW RELEASE YNS Stamp package! (You get the new goodies before anyone else!)
  • to join us for our new release blog hop and sneak peeks
  • the entire month of challenges in advance to play along with the YNS Challenge Team
  • a rockin’ blinkie for your blog!
For added inspiration, check out what the other members of the team created for this challenge: JulieKelli, and Wendy! (Or you can see all of their creations, including the creations from our ROCKIN’ Guest Designer Tonya at the YNS blog)!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this week’s challenge!

The Craft’s Meow Previews: Day 3

Greetings! I’m back for our third day of previews of this month’s stamp set release at The Craft’s Meow


Today’s featured sets are “Fall Blessings” and “Fall with Fibi and Lilly”…both of these super sweet sets are designed by Mabelle R-O. and are perfect for Fall and Halloween!

My first card features images and a sentiment from “Fall Blessings.” I stamped and colored a couple of the pumpkins and used foam tape to add dimension:


other supplies: card stock, patterned paper (Basic Grey Oxford), Spellbinders Labels 25, Copic markers, adhesive rhinestones, buttons, twine, foam tape, sewing machine, opaque clear marker, ink (Brilliance Graphite Black).
I originally made the first card without realizing that I didn’t make a card with the other set. So, last night, I made this card with “Fall with Fibi and Lilly.”

Since the first card had a bold look to it, I wanted to make a softer-themed card, so I stamped the main image on a parchment-looking paper with lighter ink, and used light colors of Copics to color it in. (I also used the leaf background stamp from the “Fall Blessings” set to create a little background.):


other supplies: brads, seam binding ribbon, patterned paper (Authentique), ink (SU Crumb Cake), foam tape.

If you’d like a chance to win these sets, all you have to do is leave a comment on The Craft’s Meow blog by 9PM Pacific Time tonight (September 19).

To see all of the beautiful creations that the super-talented TCM team created with this set, please visit The Craft’s Meow blog!

I’ll be back tomorrow with previews of TWO more new sets, one of which is the free gift that you’ll receive with a $50 purchase!

Thanks so much for stopping by!