Monday, January 28, 2013

Thank You Heather!!!

Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design blog hop in honor of the owner Heather.  If you are just popping in, you can start the blog hop here.  I used to design for Skipping Stones, and I love her stamps.  Heather has made the tough decision to take a break from designing her stamps and is scaling back her business to allow her time to focus on family, school and work.  I totally respect that and wish her the best.  Thank you Heather for letting me play with your fun stamps over the years, you are totally awesome and I know you will enjoy this next stage of life just as much.  And we just may see Heather and her wonderful stamps later on in life.  ;)

So today we were asked to make a card using one of our favorite stamp sets from Skipping Stones.  I have many that I just adore, but this is definitely one of my favs.  I used the Breathtaking Butterflies stamp set.  You can never have too many butterflies.  :)

Here's my card:

I used my sketch for my current challenge for this card, sketch 229c.

And I paired the stamp set with one of my favorite paper collections, Hopscotch from Fancy Pants Designs.

Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs in the hop today for a chance to win some awesome stamp sets!

Your next blog stop is the fabulous Jingle.  Hop on.  ;)

And have a fantastic day!!!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sketch 229 Challenge :)

Sorry I've been MIA...just busy.  But I knew I needed to get on here because I owe you another fun sketch.  :)  So here it is...

If you are new to my sketches, here's how it works:

I essentially create three versions of one sketch each time. There will be one 12x12 scrapbook sketch, one double page sketch (12x24), and one card sketch (A4). This makes it easier for all types of crafters to participate. :)

Of course, there will be prizes.

So for today's sketches:

Sketch 229a -- 12x12 layout
Sketch 229b -- Two Page Layout
Sketch 229c -- Card (A4)

And now for the prize up for grabs...

This contains:
* Party Games kit from Vintage Street Market (includes 2-24x36" decorative papers, 1-24x36" red foil sheet, 1-24x36" yellow crepe sheet, 1 diecut sheet of 36 cardboard tags and things)
* Vintage Vogue kit from Pink Paislee (includes 24 pieces of double-sided cardstock papers--2 each of 12 designs)
* 5 transparencies and 1 patterned paper from Hambly Screenprints
* 1 sheet of paper from Piggy Tales.
* 1 package of 8 flowers (Velvet Pleats) from Maya Road
* 1 package of Trinket Pins from Maya Road
Ribbons (4 designs) from Pink Paislee 
* Buttons (45 pieces) from Fancy Pants Designs

Nice, huh?

*  Your project must be newly made for this challenge, and then linked below.
*  You can use the sketches for any type of project, not just scrapbook pages or cards.
*  Please post which sketch you used with your project.
*  Feel free to combine with other challenges.  :)
*  You can enter as many times as you like.  

*  Check out my sketchbook here.  Pick a favorite sketch and use it for an additional project.  You can do this as many times as you'd like.  These must be newly made for this challenge too.  


I hope you play along!!  :)  

And who wants to know who won the last challenge?  

The winner is...

Congratulations Gloria!!!  Send me your address to and I will get your goodies mailed out to you!  :)

And thanks again to everyone who played along!  

I do have one more thing I wanted to share with you today, I've got a new stamp set that I designed for Unity...

You can see it and buy it here.  You can also get it for free through this promotion.  :)  I think it is perfect for scrapbooking!  But it also works for cards and other projects.  Check out this awesome card Natalie made using the set:

Natalie does great work!  You should check out her blog here.

Anyways...just wanted to show you an example of the set in action.  :)

Ok...well I hope to see your projects using the new sketch soon!  And if you do something with my new stamp set I would LOVE to see that as well!  :)

Have a fabulous day!!!  


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Wow.  2013.  Enough said.

I'll get a new sketch up soon, but in the meantime, I have a layout to share with you.  It uses a variety of collections from Fancy Pants Designs.  The pictures are of Christmas...the boys are reading the Christmas story out of their Bibles.  But even though the pictures are of Christmastime, I didn't want to make the page a Christmas layout.

These are the kind of layouts that I hope may make a point in the future.  I imagine the kids, older, picking it up and considering the words dear mom had to say.  :)  No seriously, if I was gone, it would be a way to leave a subtle message.  Know what I mean?  Anyways...

Here are some close up's of my layout:

Well I hope you enjoyed your holidays.  I had a blast, with lots of family in town, but I am also ready for things to settle down and return to normal.

Have a wonderful day!!!