Thursday, April 30, 2015

StampNation Retreat Recap!!!

Hi everyone!
The StampNation Virtual Retreat was a BLAST!! 
Our week was filled with challenges, videos, giveaways, prizes, chats and fun.

Look at some of the entries so far...

 Although we have stopped adding new challenges to the event, the fun continues!

Members have until May 15th to enter the challenges to be eligible to win prizes from our sponsors.

(Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented)
from My Sweet Petunia

$50 Gift Certificate to Pretty Pink Posh.

Not a member yet? Why not join now?
It's not too late to participate in the Virtual Retreat and you'll get access to SO much more!

 Look at what one of our members says about the Virtual Retreat,
"I have been popping in and out all week, checking out the challenges and everyone's cards, and I have to say that this place, SN, is unlike any other place online. We are challenged, guided, encouraged, enlightened, our days brightened....I could go on and on. I am sorry I have not had time to comment individually, but wow is there some amazing creativity on these challenges! I just wanted to thank everyone, from Catherine and Maureen and the DT, to all of you that share your talents and your hearts with the rest of us."

Click here to learn more and to join now!

Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you over in the forums!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Card Concept #34

Hi friends!
It is time for another fabulous challenge at The Card Concept!

 This week we hope you are inspired by the photo below.

For my Clean and Simple card I stamped the bloom from Altenew onto pink polka dot DSP. I used my new dies to cut it out.  After stamping the stripes in light blue, mimicking the tag on the package, I attached the bloom and stamped the sentiment.

Stop over to The Card Concept blog to see what the other girls have created in all of the different styles.  I just love this challenge just for this reason!  It's great to see all the different takes on one inspiration photo.
Thanks so much for stopping in!  I hope you get the chance to play along too! 

Ink:  Aqua Mist (PTI)
Paper:  Pink Polka Dot DSP

Monday, April 27, 2015

MISTI Winner Announced!

**This is my second post for today, please scroll down for my Merry Monday post.**

Thank you so very much for everyone who visited my blog and left me comments.
Thank you also to My Sweet Petunia for the amazing MISTI prize to giveaway on my blog and thank you so much for sponsoring our StampNation virtual retreat!

The lucky number is....

AND the lucky winner is....

Congratulations, Mary!!!!

Please send me an email with your mailing address and put "MISTI WINNER" in the subject line.  You can find my email under "view my complete profile" at the top of my blog on the right.

Remember the challenges on StampNation are open forever but members have until May 15th to enter to be eligible to win the prizes offered.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Merry Monday #156

 Hi everyone!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.
This week Wendy challenges us to create a card with Pinecones, Greens & the word Believe.

I used a combination of stamp sets for my one layer card.  The wreath is from Avery Elle, the pinecones are from Whimsy stamps and the Believe die is from Serendipity Stamps.  I love that they all work together perfectly for this challenge.

Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog. I hope you will join us!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Christmas Greetings (Clearly Whimsy Stamps)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Coconut Husk, Beanstalk (Wplus9)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

Hi everyone!
Not sure if you all follow me on FB but I have shared a bit over there about our move from NH to CT.   We moved on Monday of this week and are getting settled here in CT.  So needless to say, I have been busy packing/cleaning/unpacking etc. the past month.  Thankfully, I had all my blog posts scheduled that needed to be scheduled.  I finally got my craft room sort of organized yesterday and today and was able to make my first card in at least 2 weeks.  I was afraid my mojo was going to be gone but I took the lovely inspiration photo below and found a sketch on StampNation to use and voila!  My card!

I have lots of friends with birthday's next month so I am getting a head start on them.

Here is the inspiration photo:

I was inspired by the stripes and the colors.

I mentioned the sketch was one I found on StampNation and I wanted to make sure you all saw THIS POST!  We are having a Virtual Retreat and I have a MISTI to GIVEAWAY!  I will be choosing a winner tomorrow so head on over and leave me a comment!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Birthday Classics: May Stamp set (PTI), Striped Backgrounds (MFT)
Ink:  Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Night of Navy (SU)
Paper:  Night of Nave, Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Accessories:  Vellum Cardstock, Doodlie-Do dies (PTI)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Birthday for Clearly Whimsy Stamps

Hi everyone!
I would have never attempted this background without my MISTI!!!  That tool makes it a breeze!  
Here is the stamp set I used Basic Backgrounds & Borders 2:

I used the two stamps on the bottom right to create the Argyle pattern.  
The sentiment is from the set Birthday Balloon:

**Before you go, make sure you visit this post for a chance to win your very own MISTI!**

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Ink:  Memento Black, Bo Peep (Wplus9)
Paper:  White, Black
Accessories:  Side-stitched rectangles (Lil' Inker), Homemade enamel dots

Monday, April 20, 2015

Merry Monday #155

 Hi everyone!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.
This week Sue challenges us to use a dog or a cat on our Christmas card.

I used the only dog stamp I have from Simon Says Stamp.  I added the cute hats on each dog from a set by Papertrey Ink.  I was inspired by this card.

 Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog. I hope you will join us!  Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Circle Friends (Simon Says Stamp), Winter Penguin (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  Black and White Twine (Timeless Twine)

Sunday, April 19, 2015


StampNation's Virtual Retreat is here!  We began our celebrations this morning and we have already posted the first challenge!

Here is a sneak peek of my card using the MISTI tool:


We have two amazing sponsors that have contributed some amazing prizes for some lucky event participants.  Our sponsors include “My Sweet Petunia”, creator of the MISTI tool and also Pretty Pink Posh!

So in honor of this event, I am giving away a **MISTI tool plus a magnet and pad of graph paper!**

Here's how you can win.  Please read carefully!

You will receive one entry for each of the items listed below so make sure you leave a comment after completing each one.  You have up to three chance to win!
  1. Subscribe to my blog either through email or through the Google friend connect in the right column.
  2. If you are a StampNation member, please leave your first name and SN username in a comment.
  3.  Just leave me a comment telling me if you have ever attended any type of retreat, ie. scrapbooking/stamping/quilting etc... 
I will choose a winner next Sunday, April 26th!  The winner will be posted here on my blog and will have 72 hours to claim their prize via email (click on "view my complete profile" at the top of the page on the right).  If the prize is unclaimed another winner will be chosen.

Contest is open to Canadian and US residents only due to shipping costs.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!  Good luck!