Monday, August 19, 2013

Get Inky! Stamps Bugs Challenge

Greetings all!

Today starts the Bugs Challenge over at the Get Inky! Challenge Blog.As you may have saw from yesterday's post, I was blessed to spend the day at Kathy Davis Studios on Saturday. She has such an extensive product line and I chose the paper from the 12 x 12 paper pack titled Butterfly's Promise. The stamp set is Love Bugs 4x6. I know I will be going to town with this new paper and stamp set. I have used it a lot recently. Here is my card:


Cardstock: It's a Mystery (I did not have the label)
Stamp Set: Get Inky! Stamps Love Bugs 4x6
Paper: Kathy Davis Studios Butterfly Promise
Embellishment: Kathy Davis Studios Happiness Brad Set

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will hop over to the Get Inky! Stamps page and join the Challenge HERE. Until next time....

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Kathy Davis Design Studio Day ~ August 17th

Good day all!

As some of my Facebook friends know, I was blessed to spend the day at Kathy Davis Studios in Horsham, PA with the fabulous Cardmonkey and Friends. Ellen organized a crop at the studio and we received a tour of the inner sanctum where fabulousness is made. I was in awe of the whole tour and Kathy's inspiring story of how it all got started. Well, it gave me a renewed sense of creativity and hope. I purchased some items and set to work. 

Here is some of the pics I took yesterday. I walked up the sidewalk and was not sure what to expect. I new it was going to be great but it was beyond my imagination.
Here is just a small portion of the gallery. The sign on the right says, "Create a Life you Love" and the room with the open door would be my IDEAL work space to creative. The gallery had everything from beautiful dinnerware and tea items to fabric and framed art (canvas too).

Here was the welcome sign to where we were housed for the day.
 Here is the FABULOUS Cardmonkey sharing her time and talents with us for the day. She teaches classes at Kathy Davis Studio and Joann's in PA.
This lovely arrangement kept me company as I got busy with Kathy's papers and embellishments.

And here are the DELICIOUS cupcakes that Star made in honor of Ellen's birthday. I got to bring home cupcakes for the hubby and son. 

I made a card that will be shared tomorrow but wanted to share with you the other two I made as well. Here is the first one:

The card base was made with Close to My Heart's cartridge. The front sentiment is from Kathy Davis Happiness Rub-ons (#1875).The pattern paper is Kathy Davis' Scatter Joy Butterfly's Promise. The brads are from the Kathy Davis Scatter Joy brad set.The stamp is from Get Inky! Stamps (Love Bugs 4x6).

I was so inspired by Kathy Davis canvas and framed prints that I decided to take the Close to My Heart's White Daisy Circle Spin Card and use Kathy Davis Happiness Rub-ons (#1879) to create my own take. The flowers in the center are from Studio 112 and the Layered Sticker is from Creative Imaginations. Here it is:

I hope that you have enjoyed my trip down memory lane and the results of a wonderful day. Come back tomorrow to see my other card combining Kathy Davis' Scatter Joy products and Get Inky! Stamps. Until tomorrow.....

Friday, August 16, 2013

Craft Card Gallery Blogaversary Challenge-August 2013

Greetings all!

Today is our monthly Blogaversary Challenge with Crafty Card Gallery. We were given this rubber material to work with. I had an idea in my head and tried to emboss it-no dice. I tried to use my favorite adhesive-no dice. Well, I cut 2" x 2" squares and got busy. I decided to make a a kite and used ribbon in my scrap pile to make the tail. I used my Stampin' Up Itty Bitty Punches to embellish the kite and my silver Sakura gelly roll pen. The sentiment on the front and inside is from Get Inky! Stamps at Blue Moon Creations (Sailboat 4 x 6). I have been using these stamps more and more these days. Here is my card:

This card is definitely bittersweet. I made it for our eldest son who is moving 6 1/2 hrs away from us for work. I know we will be reunited in the same city in several years and he is ready for the next step in life. As a Mom though it is still a challenge. So best wishes and my prayers go with my Son. I am proud of you Alex Bermudez Jr. Love your Mom.

Please stop by Crafty Card Gallery and show them some bloggy love. Until next time.....

Friday, August 9, 2013

Get Inky! Stamps Spooktacular Blog Hop- August 9-11th

Welcome to the GI 2013 Halloween Spooktacular Blog Hop and Sale!!! Here is where you would say, "You should be arriving here from Julie's fantabulous blog. If so, great! If not, please return to Thia's blog Blue Moon Creation for the complete line up. During this weekend only (starting at 12 am on Friday, August 9 through Sunday the 11th at midnight PST) we will be taking 20% off of your entire order at our Etsy Shop (link)!!! No minimum purchase required, just use coupon code 2013SPOOKTACULAR20 upon checking out.

We said there'd be treats, here's the scoop...

TREATS (provided you follow the rules):

1 winner will receive one 2013 Halloween Spooktacular Stamp Set (value $27.99, winner is responsible for shipping charges and will be billed via PayPal emailed invoice).

*To be eligible to be in the drawing for this set, you must complete these 2 easy steps...
- Follow ALL blogs along the hop if you aren't doing so already.
- Comment on EVERY blog post along the hop.

We also have three (3) $15 gifts to our Etsy shop!!!
* To be eligible for one of these prizes, you must...
-Follow ALL blogs along the hop if you aren't doing so already.
-Comment on ONE blog post.

I have to say that I just love this stamp set. I decided to make a box that holds a treat not a trick. I fired up the Cameo Silhouette and got busy. Here is my project:

The bat and the sentiment are part of the set you will be able to see soon. Do you think that the chocolate bar will stay until Halloween? Nope, the men in the house grabbed it as soon as the pics were taken. Your next stop along the hop is the terrific Ms. Tonya.

For your hopping convenience, here is the entire lineup:

Thanks for hopping by and I hope you will stick around as a follower. Until next time...

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Guest Designer for Get Inky! Stamps ~ Ribbons

Hidey ho all!

Today I get to be show you a WONDERFUL stamp set that I used to make my Ribbon card for Get Inky! Stamps (by Blue Moon Creations). I used the Beary Special Cupcake stamp set and bought the paper just for it! I can tell you that I really enjoy working with these stamps set as they are so versatile. Here is my card, let's call her Teresa the Teddy Bear:

The reason I call her Teresa is that she has a pretty tulle ribbon bow. Here are the supplies I used:

* Recollections Sweet Treats 12 x 12 paper
* Scrap Paper: Blue and Pearl White
* Memento Black Archival Ink
* Get Inky! Stamps Beary Special Cupcake stamp set (bear w/cupcake and sentiment)
* Versamark stamp pad
* White Tulle
* Stampin' Up brads

I cannot wait to use this stamp set more and more. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to our Get Inky's Spooktacular Blog Hop this weekend (August 9-11). 

See you then. Until next time...