August 2012 archive

Creative Imaginations & Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Creative Imaginations & Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog Hop!

If you are just now happening upon the hop, please click on the banner above to begin!

You should be traveling from Lynne’s Blog!

Creative Imaginations and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft designers have teamed up for
a fabulous blog hop from August 27-31st! Hop with us today for craft ideas, inspiration and

Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win! Creative Imaginations and
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will each be giving away a $50 prize pack!

The blog hop will end at midnight on August 31st. The two winners will be announced on the
companies’ blogs on September 4th.

Ready to be inspired?

Start hopping!!

Here’s my project:

I was truly inspired by the beautiful Monarch paper and elements designed by Marah Johnson for Creative Imaginations! I used the stencil as my butterfly outline which I traced with a brush-tipped PITT Artist Pen in Black. Then, I colored the focal point with our super creamy dreamy Gelatos! This card took all of 5 minutes to come together & I love the bold dramatic result!

Please visit Alicia’s Blog Next!

And, as always, thanks for dropping by,


{CupCards} To Go August Kit: Petunia

Good Morning!

Meet the new kit from CupCards To Go, Petunia! This kit is BEAUTIFUL! I mean BEAUTIFUL and I absolutely loved creating with it :) Be sure to check out the gallery and blog for details by clicking on the picture above!

Here are some of my creations:

I used some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Pastel pencils to add color to the kraft & black design on this patterned paper! The washi tape is from my stash as well.

This card is for the sketch challenge and I created a 3-layered butterfly using my Sizzix eClips and the Basic Shapes Cartridge! I adore the little flowers included in the kit and made my own little arrangement.

The ribbons in the kit are GORGEOUS! You will love layering and tying these beauties!

The kit also comes with these lovely glass baubles which add an interesting accent to any project!

The pearls and round circle accents are perfect for accenting any card!

Thanks for dropping by,


Lawn Fawn Release Week: Hoppy Halloween

“I vant to suck your beta carotene!”

Yeah, I know, LAME! :-) I am all about the lameness!

Today the Lawn Fawn Design Team is showcasing the latest and greatest mini stamp set, Hoppy Halloween! I used each stamp on my card! DO check out the Lawn Fawn Blog for more inspiration using this set!

For my card, I colored the various stamped images (Memento Tuxedo Black) with Copic Markers & Copic Spica Markers, then I cut them out and pop-dotted them with foam dimensionals and strung several of them up using Lawn Fawn’s orange trimmings. I used a circle die and my Sizzix Vagabond to die-cut the fun Halloween Patterned Paper from American Crafts! Last, I added staple accents with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher!

Thanks for looking!


Lawn Fawn Release Week: Dewey Decimal Paper Collection

Woo-hoo! It’s another fun release over at Lawn Fawn!!! This time, the design team gets to showcase their projects using the latest and greatest paper collection, Dewey Decimal! I love the trendy spin on all things library :) It was perfect for my boys’ summer reading scrapbook page!

Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn Blog for a giveaway and some AWESOME projects from the design team!

Here’s my journaling! The summer reading program here lasted 2 months and the boys earned prizes the more they read! Every week was a different craft at the library as well! Dewey Decimal comes with this awesome sheet of library cards!

Look at these fun stickers! The Dewey Decimal Sticker sheets are perfect for creating clusters on your scrapbook pages!

Thanks again for stopping by :)


Lawn Fawn Release Week: A Little Birdie Told Me

Hello! It’s another fun week planned over at Lawn Fawn! And, today the Design Team is showcasing A Little Birdie Told Me!

I love this stamp set because it can be used for ANYTHING! You can even use your own handwriting, letter stickers, typewriting, anything in the little word and thought bubbles :) The little birds and icons are just icing on the cake!

There are some awesome giveaways on the Lawn Fawn Blog every day and you should check them out! The design team has some seriously cool projects to share as well!

Click here to go to the Lawn Fawn Blog!

For my card, I created a word bubble background using the paper from the Dewey Decimal Petite Paper Pack (6×6) and some Pool Fresh Ink (pigment ink). Then I created a fun border with the some stickers and paper strips from the coordinating Dewey Decimal cardstock stickers! The little icons and bird were colored with Faber-Castell’s Design Memory Craft Colored Pencils (love them)!

Thanks for looking,


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