Friday, August 10, 2012

The Craft's Meow and Want2Scrap Blog Hop!!!


Hello there! Long time no see here on my blog, eh? I'm coming out of hiding (just kidding) to participate in the fabulous blog hop co-hosted by my store, The Craft's Meow, and Want2Scrap.  I'm the last stop on the hop, so if you haven't already done so, you'll want to jump over to Want2Scrap's blog and start the hop there. There are prizes to be won and much delicious eye candy to see!

The Craft's Meow


This is where Want2Scrap bling meets The Craft's Meow stamps!

I've made two cards for the occasion. The first features Stitched Flowers and Stitched Sentiments by Nina B Designs for The Craft's Meow and Nestabling Fancy Tags Two in black by Want2Scrap. This bling coordinates with Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two. Want2Scrap carries lots of great Nestabling that coordinates with Spellbinders dies. Check it out!

My next card features image and greeting from Summertime With Fibi & Lilly by Mabelle R-O for The Craft's Meow, which is our FREE GIFT WITH $50 PURCHASE until August 21st! I used Brackets Fancy - White Pearl SM Pair by Want2Scrap.

You're the cat's meow for joining us for this mega hop! I hope you enjoyed your time with us as much as we enjoyed making cards for you to see.

I'll try to start posting again more often, but if you're ever missing me, you can find me at my store blog. :)

Have a great day!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Farewell to Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge


Sadly, Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge is ending with this final challenge. It's been a long, great run, with a total of 161 amazing sketches to play with. I've enjoyed playing in many of them, and will definitely keep the collection handy for future reference. You can download the sketches by clicking --> HERE


To celebrate the wonderfulness that is and has been the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge, there are FOUR sketches to choose from and more chances to win prizes!
  • One winner from each sketch to receive a $10 gift certificate to the TE Store
  • One lucky person that participates in ALL 4 sketches will receive a $40 gift certificate to the TE Store
 I played with Sketch 159, which is fantastic for making quick and easy cards with a lot of punch! My card features one of the sentiments from Friendship Blooms and the coordinating dies (flowers and leaves). The patterned paper is from the Indie Chic Saffron collection by My Mind's Eye. (Please excuse the poor quality of the picture... I managed to break not one but both lightbulbs for my tent lamps, so I'm struggling to get decent pictures these days. Does anyone know where I can buy those bulbs?)

You can get all the deets on the challenge and find the place to link your cards by clicking --> HERE. And for some inspiration to get you started, take a look at what the Sketch Crew has created using the various sketches!

  • Monika Davis
  • Rachel Sztonyk
  • Rosemary Dennis <-- Featured Top Chef

    I have sincerely enjoyed being a part of the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge Sketch Crew. Thank you Taylor for letting me be one of your girls! :) You know I wish you nothing but the best. Hugs!

    And thank YOU for stopping by to visit today! I hope to start posting a bit more often soon, so stay tuned. To my US friends, I hope you have a terrific and safe Memorial Day weekend! 
  • Friday, April 27, 2012

    Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #157



    Yay, it's Friday!!! To start the weekend out right we welcome you to the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge! You can get all the deets for the challenge at Splitcoaststampers in the Taylored Expressions Forum (this is Sketch #157) and on the Taylored Expressions Blog, which is where you'll link your cards.

    What's the prize, you might wonder? One person will be randomly selected from all of the challenge uploads to receive a $10 gift certificate to the TE Store! If you used predominantly TE Stamps on your project you’ll receive an extra $10 bonus for a total $20 gift certificate to the TE Store!!!

    Not only that, but one featured stamper will be selected who will be awarded "Top Chef" honors. Your design and blog will be featured on Taylor's blog during the following week's sketch challenge!!!

    Jen Shults created this fun sketch for us to play with!

    My card features the butterfly image and one of the greetings from TE's Garden Party Critters. Prima flowers take center stage paired with patterned paper from the Miss Caroline Howdy Doody collection by My Mind's Eye. I added twill ribbon, a few buttons and a bit of stitching around the edges, and voila!

    I hope you'll join us this round! The sketch challenge runs until Thursday, May 10th, so you have plenty of time! In the meantime, take a look at what the rest of the Sketch Crew has created for your viewing pleasure and inspiration:


    Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


    Friday, April 13, 2012

    Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #156




    TGIF!!! Are you planning a little crafting time this weekend? Yes? Then  you've come to the right place! We've got lots of inspiration for you with a new Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge! You can get all the deets for the challenge at Splitcoaststampers in the Taylored Expressions Forum (this is Sketch #156) and on the Taylored Expressions Blog, which is where you'll link your cards.

    What's the prize, you might wonder? One person will be randomly selected from all of the challenge uploads to receive a $10 gift certificate to the TE Store! If you used predominantly TE Stamps on your project you’ll receive an extra $10 bonus for a total $20 gift certificate to the TE Store!!!

    Not only that, but one featured stamper will be selected who will be awarded "Top Chef" honors. Your design and blog will be featured on Taylor's blog during the following week's sketch challenge!!!

    The beautiful Sankari Wegman has created this fun sketch for us to play with!

    My card features image and greeting from Love Grows Here. I stamped one of the trees three times in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them using my Copic markers. I cut them out and mounted them with foam tape on patterned paper from the On the Bright Side One collection by My Mind's Eye. I created the fence with the TE Picket Fence Border die, and finished things off with some green Candy Dots.

    I hope you'll play with us! The sketch challenge runs until Thursday, April 26th, so you have plenty of time! In the meantime, take a look at what the rest of the Sketch Crew has created for your viewing pleasure and inspiration:
    Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous day! ;)



    Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Happy Birthday Korin!!!

    I'm a day early with a very special birthday surprise....tomorrow is my dear friend Korin Sutherland's birthday! A group of her friends are getting together today for a fun early birthday party since tomorrow is the fantastic April Release Blog Hop for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and we didn't want to take the spotlight from that. After all, our sweet girl deserves her OWN day in the spotlight! So please join us as we celebrate Korin's birthday a little early! After all - you can never have too much celebration, can you?!?!



    Below is the whole birthday party train....prepare yourself for some fantastic cupcakes and ice cream from these talented ladies!!

    Lisa Hjulberg <--you are here

    And feel free to leave Korin some early birthday love, either on her blog, her Facebook page, or the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Facebook page!

    Happy Birthday dear Korin! I wish you showers of blessings on your birthday and always!!! xx

    Friday, March 9, 2012

    Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #154



    Yay, it's Friday!!! Are you planning a little crafting time this weekend? Well, we've got inspiration for you with a new Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge! You can get all the deets for the challenge at Splitcoaststampers in the Taylored Expressions Forum (this is Sketch #154) and on the Taylored Expressions Blog, which is where you'll link your cards.

    What's the prize, you might wonder? One person will be randomly selected from all of the challenge uploads to receive a $10 gift certificate to the TE Store! If you used predominantly TE Stamps on your project you’ll receive an extra $10 bonus for a total $20 gift certificate to the TE Store!!!

    Not only that, but one featured stamper will be selected who will be awarded "Top Chef" honors. Your design and blog will be featured on Taylor's blog during the following week's sketch challenge!!!

    Taylor has created this fun sketch for us to play with!

    My card features image and greeting from In The Park. I stamped the image in Memento Rich Cocoa ink on patterned paper from the gorgeous Lost & Found Rosy collection by My Mind's Eye layered over SU's Natural Ivory. I did a bit of stitching around the edges for good measure. ;) The sentiment reads "wishing you a" on the outside and "Fabulous Day" on the inside.

    I hope you'll play with us! The sketch challenge runs until Thursday, March 22nd, so you have plenty of time! In the meantime, take a look at what the rest of the Sketch Crew has created for your viewing pleasure:



    Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous day! ;)

    Friday, February 24, 2012

    Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #153


    Hey, it's Friday!!! Yay!!! Time to get down to some crafting, right? Well, we've got inspiration for you with a new Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge! You can get all the deets for the challenge at Splitcoaststampers in the Taylored Expressions Forum (this is Sketch #153) and on the Taylored Expressions Blog, which is where you'll link your cards.

    What's the prize, you might wonder? One person will be randomly selected from all of the challenge uploads to receive a $10 gift certificate to the TE Store! If you used predominantly TE Stamps on your project you’ll receive an extra $10 bonus for a total $20 gift certificate to the TE Store!!!

    Not only that, but one featured stamper will be selected who will be awarded "Top Chef" honors. Your design and blog will be featured on Taylor's blog during the following week's sketch challenge!!!

    The beautiful Sankari Wegman created this fun sketch for us to play with! It might appear to be a bit challenging, but wait until you see what the design team ladies created... you will be inspired for sure!

    My card features Discover Your Wings. I stamped the image in Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink on white cardstock, which I then cut apart into squares. The patterned paper is from the gorgeous Lost & Found Blush collection by My Mind's Eye layered over kraft cardstock. I die cut the butterfly first with kraft cardstock and then with patterned paper to create a sort of shadow, topped off with a button and twine bow. Voila!

    I hope you'll play with us! The sketch challenge runs until Thursday, March 8th, so you have plenty of time! In the meantime, take a look at what the rest of the Sketch Crew has created for your viewing pleasure:
    Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


    Friday, February 10, 2012

    Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #152


    TGIF!!! And what better way to celebrate than with a new Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge! You can get all the deets for the challenge at Splitcoaststampers in the Taylored Expressions Forum (this is Sketch #152) and on the Taylored Expressions Blog, which is where you'll link your cards.

    What's the prize, you might wonder? One person will be randomly selected from all of the challenge uploads to receive a $10 gift certificate to the TE Store! If you used predominantly TE Stamps on your project you’ll receive an extra $10 bonus for a total $20 gift certificate to the TE Store!!!

    I turned the sketch on its side to create a Valentine card featuring Love Everywhere. I stamped the image in Memento Rich Cocoa ink on kraft cardstock. I then punched some hearts from the coordinating patterned paper and popped them up over some of the heart leaves in the stamped image, and added a couple of red heart buttons for a bit of color burst.

    The patterned paper is from the Lost & Found Blush Collection by My Mind's Eye. I {heart} My Mind's Eye paper. Taylored Expressions has an amazing collection which you can find by clicking --> HERE.

    I hope you'll play with us! The sketch challenge runs until Thursday, February 23rd, so you have plenty of time! In the meantime, take a look at what the rest of the Sketch Crew has created for your viewing pleasure:
    Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day and an even better weekend!