Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Spring!

 
Hi Friends and Stampers,
 
It's time for a new Challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog.   This week is Spring Theme.  I had this cute scene in my mind that just would not translate to my card, lol.   So I kept adding things and then decided I could not go back to the drawing board, better just put up what I have, lol.  I do love this adorable barnyard scene from our Sponsor this week, All dressed Up.  And this week we have another sponsor, QKR Stampede! And Laura is giving away a gift voucher to  Loves Rubberstamps,so that's an opportunity to win three prizes for playing this week!  Whoot!
 
Is anyone else on Spring Break this week?  My two are home this week and Joe and I are alternating our days off.  So I have blasting and happy squeals in the background as I am typing, lol.  They are busy away playing their video games.  I think I am going to plan a field trip this weekend.  They will need to get away from the electronics, lol. 
 
I hope to see your fabulous creations on the challenge blog!
 
Holly
 
 All Dressed Up is having a Spring Challenge as well, I'm entering!
 
 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Purple Lilies

Hi Friends and Stampers,

How is your Monday going so far? I hope well! Does anyone get to stay home with the kids this week for Spring Break? I have a few days off this week, so excited!

It's my Holly-Day to show you some inspiration and actually I was the one who was inspired by Cindy Lawrence and her beautiful purple Lilies. So I used her colors and made my own card, lol.

 
MFT Lily Die-Namics - coming to the LRS store soon!
Doodlebug 6x6 paper - fruitstand
 
I love these lilies and plan on using them a lot this spring. I also love the sending thanks stamp set. I am still trying to figure out how best to adhere the sequins that I used, lol. I can see the shiny glue around them and I hate that, lol. I'll figure out something! Maybe it's time to make the perfect size glue dots from my Scraperfect Best Glue Ever!

I hope you have a chance to join us in our Current Challenge - 1980's theme, or if that doesn't sound interesting, there is always a new challenge tomorrow and I've seen a whole lot of cards out there that fits our next theme, lol.

Also, you will want to keep an eye out on the New Items page, Laura gets sneaky and likes to slip a few pages of new stuff in there in the middle of the night on me, lol.

Okay that's it for me today, go ahead, get inky!

Holly
 
I'm using this weeks sketch over at MFT Blog.
MFTWSC171

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Another Brick in the Wall meets MindCraft

Hello Friends and Stampers,

It's time for a new Challenge over at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog.  This week is 80's Theme.  I googled 80's and the Music Billboard for the top ten 1980 came up with "Another Brick in the Wall"  by Pink Floyd.  OMGosh I so remember these MTV video's, lol. 



I know, sorry for the ear worm, lol. 

MindCraft has these little multicolor bricks in them, so I decided to put some of Jeep's last Birthday Party together with mixing Another Brick in the Wall with Mindcraft.   I had downloaded some cool MindCraft digital paper I found on Etsy.   The Jeep came from a box that the Laser Tag rental people gave him with some treats in it.  So it found its way to the trash and I quickly reused it, lol.  Here are my Scrap Pages:




1980 BillBoard Top 10 - Another Brick in the Wall
 
 The design team would like to thank Kenny K for providing us with awesome images for this Challenge!  And for being this weeks sponsor! 

 
I really am loving using my stamps and dies in my scrap pages.  The just add a certain touch to them.  I made my own Creeper punch art on the Vertical Gift pocket Die and added some journaling hidden away on a Ticket Book die.  I had some "road" washi tape and I thought I was using camo washi but now that I look at it, it's more of a cow print, lol.  It works though.  The 80's were definitely a time of Cassette Tapes and Walkmans.  Pac Man and leg warmers.  Definitely a great time to be a teenager!
 
For Jeep's 11th birthday, we hired a laser tag company that came with 10 guns, vests and a Commando.   We decided to make our own shields with some large cardboard boxes that something or another came in, lol.   The kids painted their own Mindcraft blocks on them with some help from Dad.  The Castle and Wall boards were left overs from our Wedding.  Joe painted a beautiful castle scene and the archway here shows where we stood to get married.  We had a great time and I couldn't just let those go, the painting is fabulous.  So we kept them all these years and decided to go ahead and put them out so the kids would have other structures to hide behind.  They had a lot of fun that day and I still have many great pictures, so I think I might have to do some kind of project life theme with the rest of them.  I haven't done that before, but it's looking more and more necessary. 
 
I cannot wait to see what you come up with for this weeks theme! 
 
Holly

Monday, April 7, 2014

Time for Pizza!

Happy Holly-Day Monday!

It's my turn to show you some Inspiration over at the Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog. 

 
 
 
Copic Markers Used: C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, R29, R27, R24, E000, E00, E21, Y15, Y17, E43, E42, E27, E25, E23, E11, E13.
 
 
I saw this cute paper over at a LSS store and I knew it would be perfect for my little pizza guy.  I have a ton of pictures of the kids on random days at Chucky Cheese, so I just added that journaling and the date on the other side checked panel.   I couldn't help myself, I had to use this months Sugarsketch again and make a matching pizza guy card.  He is one of my favorite images.  I just love him. 
 
I promise to be over the Scrap Page Frenzy soon, but I am having such a great time and I have a ton more pictures to Scrap.  I love encorporating what I have in stamps and dies to the pages.   Have you used some stamps and dies in your Scrap pages lately?  To further inspire you, I want you to head over to the Loves Rubberstamps New Items!  I promise there is more goodies added to the store! 
 
And be sure to join us in our New Challenge tomorrow where I am Yes, Again, making another scrap page layout! lol. 
 
Holly
 
SPDSS01
 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hiya Pal

My son texted me last night to remind me I needed to make a card for his friends birthday, lol.   So I whipped this one up really quick.  She likes Mini Mouse was all he could offer, lol.   I looked up "mini mouse" images on google and came across this coloring book image.

 
 
I'm playing along with this weeks Sketch Saturday.  Copic Colors: R29, R27, R24, E000, E00, E21, E93, Y8, Y6, Y2, C2, C1, C00, C0.
 
Hope you all have a great Sunday, be sure to stop by tomorrow for my design team inspiration post.
 
Holly
 

Trot On

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Hope you have had a great weekend!  I know we have.  I love the stay at home weekends where I can get all my crafty stuff caught up and just relax and color.  Now for the hard part, the cleaning and organizing and laundry, and grocery... lol.

I made this for this weeks MFT sketch

MFT PI - Stirrup some Fun
Brads
 
The Copic colors I used are: C7, C5, C3, C1, E000, E00, E21, E93, E57, E55, E53, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, R85, R83, R81, B24, B23, B21, B00.  After I colored this image up, the rest was super simple to put together with the Blueprints. 
 
Here is this weeks sketch:
MFTWSC170
 
Have a great day! 
 
Holly

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

More Scrap Pages!

 
 
Hi Friends and Stampers,
 
I'm not sure what it is but I do have the scrapping fever right now, so I am going for it! lol.   Today is there is a brand new challenge starting over at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog, our favorite, Anything Goes!  This is last years birthday for Jeep, lol, when he turned 10, he is now 11.  I ran across these paper and thought it would be perfect for scrapping some of birthday pics we have.  I caught the pinada, but I missed the bouncy house we rented.... all the kids love to jump in a bouncy house, lol.  I love the balloons and word dies from MFT's, as well as the assortment of letter sizes and fonts you can get in die cuts now.   This one came together pretty quick and easy, but I will have to say that it does look better in real life.  The camera did not capture all the colors just right. 
 
I hope you will join us in this weeks challenge.  How to play: Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC957 Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want. Deadline:
The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, April 7th, so all entries need to be in before then. Prize Information:
One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog!

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store
Loves Rubberstamps

And you want to go see what Laura is adding to the New Items! 

Thanks for checking in on me today!

Holly