Monday, July 28, 2014

The Pink Elephant Challenge #261

  
We are challenging you with an

 "Anything Goes"

This week we are challenging you with an Anything Goes Challenge!!  I created a Nautical card featuring the Strong Anchor stamp set from Verve Stamps.  The papers are from the Anchored 6x6 pad from Authentique.  I also used one of this month sketched from Viva la Verve.


For special cards I like to carry the design to the inside.  
This month over at Diva Dare they challenged us to do just that.


 Here's a side-by-side of my completed card!!

Supplies:
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White CS, Night of Navy CS, Anchored 6x6 Pad (Authentique); Stamps: Strong Anchor; Ink: Night of Navy (SU!), Riding Hood Red (SU!); Tools: Classic Circle Nestabilties (Spellbinders), Fishtail Flags Stax (Die-Namics), Nautical Die Set (A Cut Above Dies by Verve); Other: Twine, ATG Tape, Foam Tape


Make sure to stop by The Pink Elephant Blog to see what Ella's Girls have been up to this week!!  

  Happy Stamping!! 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Verve Guest Diva & July Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's July Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas and guests are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the July release stamps & dies! Besides a peek at some really cool cards, there are also a couple of prizes up for grabs!

I created a monochromatic card featuring the  2 Corinthians 12:9 stamp from the Plain Jane Collection.  I just love this Ivory & black collection by Canvas Home Basics.

 Supplies:
Stamps: 2 Corinthians 12:9
Paper: Neenah Classic Natural White CS, True Black CS (Papertrey Ink), Black & Ivory Prints 6x6 Pad (Canvas Home Basics)
Ink: Black (Simon Says Stamps)
Accessories: Classic Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Doily Detail Set (Papertrey Ink), Satin Ribbon, Black Pearls, ATG Tape, Foam Tape  

 

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about.

Want another chance to win? Now it's your turn! We'd LOVE to see what you've done with the July release. Link up your cards using at least one product from our July release and you'll be entered in a drawing to win our entire next release! All the details and the linkup widget are on the Verve Blog today. The deadline is August 23, so there's still plenty of time to get the July release if you haven't already.

1. Julee10. Jen
2. Stacey11. Sheri {Guest}
3. Maureen12. Laurie
4. Chaitali13. Andrea
5. Marisa14. Amber
6. Teresa15. Christyne
7. Kay {Guest}16. Sarah
8. Janelle 17. Anya
9. Charmaine 18. Betty

Don't miss this weekend only discount
 offer in honor of Julee's birthday:
 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch Challenge # 161

Happy Thursday Everyone!!

It's time for a NEW sketch over at the

 The Deconstructed Sketch!!  


This week I created a masculine Thank You card featuring Kelly Purkey's Dude stamp set that was included in one of Simon Says Stamp kits that I picked up last year for Father's Day.  I just LOVE Jen's sketch this week!

 Supplies:
Paper: Kraft CS (Papertrey), Brown Bazzill (CS), Classic Calico Collection (Studio Calico); Stamps: Dude (Simon Says Stamps - Kelly Purkey); Ink: Espresso Truffle (Memento); Tools: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Fishtail Flags Stax (Die-Namics), Fishtail Flags Layers Stax (Die-Namics); Other: Veneer Stars, Glossy Accents (Ranger), ATG Tape, Foam Tape
 

 Make sure to check out what the DS Girls have been up to this week!!

 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today I'm playing along with the current challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  I created a FUN shaker card using some Lawn Fawn Goodies that I picked up over at i {heart} papers

 I tried something a little different on this one...instead of using sequins to fill my shaker I created my own confetti with the coordinating papers and a 1/4" hole punch.  I love how you can customize your filler this way!

Supplies:
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White CS, Baja Breeze CS (SU!), acetateHello Sunshine 6x6 Pad (Lawn Fawn); Stamps: Year Four (Lawn Fawn) and A Gift For You (Uniko Studio); Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tools: Stitched Banner Set (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Scalloped Borders (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Hole Punch, Scor-Buddy; Other: Button, Brads, Twine (Hemptique), ATG Tape, Foam Tape

http://www.iheartpapers.com/index.php 
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE:  IHP IS MOVING!   
All orders placed after Friday 7/11 at 3PM will not ship until early August when they are settled and unpacked in their new location.

http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2014/07/stringing-along-more-birthday-wishes.html 
Happy Stamping!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Anything Goes Reminder

There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Anything Goes!  You have until July 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!

 
photo source:  decoritdarling.net 
 
and that's not all!
We have loads of sponsors for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Anything Goes!  Check out all of the amazing prizes that our sponsors are giving away to YOU, our randomly selected challenge participants!  A LEAD and several SHOW STOPPERS will also be named from the Anything Goes challenge gallery!

$15 Gift Certificate


$20 Store Credit


choice stamp set


$25 Gift Voucher


Say Cheese Lawn Cut Die
 
 
Paper Sweeties
$20 Gift Cerfificate
 

Pretty Pink Posh
$20 Gift Certificate
 
 
£15 Gift Certificate

$25 Voucher
 
 
12 x 12 Scrapbook Kit
 

Swag Bag


 £15 Gift Card


$25 Gift Certificate

$15 Gift Certificate
 
 
Verve Stamps
$30 Gift Certificate
 
You won't want to miss a chance to WIN one
 of these AWESOME prizes!!
 
For my card this week I used a sentiment from the Treasured Words
set from Verve Stamps who also just happens to be one of our wonderful sponsors!!  I also used one of Verve's MOJO Monday Sketches for inspiration.
 
 Supplies:
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White CS, Aqua Mist CS (Papertrey), Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes (Echo Park); Stamps: Treasured Words (Verve Stamps); Ink: Black (Simon Says Stamps); Tools: Pierced Circle Stax (Die-Namics), Banner Bundle Die Set (A Cut Above Dies by Verve); Other: Satin Ribbon, Pearls, ATG Tape, Foam Tape

Treasured WordsBanner Bundle Die Set


Make sure to to check out what the rest of the Curtain Call Crew has created for you!! 


Now head over to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog to see how you can play along!!  We can't wait to see how you are inspired!!  

 

The Pink Elephant Challenge #260 - Lollipop Swimmer Finn

  
We are challenging you with an
 
"Summer Time"
 
For this weeks Summer Time theme I used a super cute digital image from By LORi Designs called Lollipop Swimmer Finn.  Isn't he cute?  He totally reminds me of my son when he was little. 
 
 Supplies:
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White CS, Crumb Cake CS (SU!), Summer Bliss 6x6 Pad (Echo Park); Stamps: Lollipop Swimmer Finn (By LORi Designs); Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Tools: Classic Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Other: Netting, Orange Metal Dots, Glossy Accents (Ranger), ATG Tape, Foam Tape


Make sure to stop by The Pink Elephant Blog to see what Ella's Girls have been up to this week!! 
 
Happy Stamping!! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch Challenge #160

Happy Thursday Everyone!!

It's time for a NEW sketch over at the

 The Deconstructed Sketch!!


As a SPECIAL treat...this week we are being sponsored by
 My Favorite Things!! 
  
http://www.mftstamps.com/index.php?route=common/home 

MFT was SUPER generous to the DS girls!!  We each received an AWESOME package of goodies from their most recent release.   It was like Christmas and my birthday all rolled up...Thank you so much MFT!!

 Supplies:
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White CS, Sugar Shoppe 6x6 Pad (Doodlebug); Stamps: LJD Celebrate You (My Favorite Things); Ink: Doll Pink (Simon Says Stamps); Tools: Blueprints 17 (Die-Namics), Balloon Stax (Die-Namics), Pierced Fishtail Flags Stax (Die-Namics); Other: Twine (Hemptique), Birthday Girl Sprinkles (Doodlebug), ATG Tape, Foam Tape

LJD Celebrate YouDie-namics Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX
Die-namics Balloon STAXDie-namics Blueprints 17




 This week we are sponsored by My Favorite Things!! MFT is offering a $25.00 gift certificate to one lucky Deconstructed Sketch participant!! Here's what you need to do to be entered into the drawing:

  • Create a card using DS160.
  • Upload it to your blog, Pinterest, Flickr, Splitcoaststampers or other online gallery.
  • Link your project back here in InLinks by July 23, 2014 at midnight CST. 
  • The winner will be announce on Friday July 25, 2014. 
  • Good Luck!!

Make sure to check out what the DS Girls have been up to this week!!