Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine inspiration from Marlene and some blog candy!

Hi everyone!  Today is Marlene's (Scrappin Cookie) day to share some awesome projects with you using the Build a Valentine and Always & Forever stamp sets!

***Marlene's son has been really sick so she hasn't been able to post all of these wonderful projects on her blog yet today.  The giveaway on her blog will be open until Friday so head over to Marlene's blog tomorrow.  Hopefully her little one will be feeling better!!

This little dinosaur shaped card is so adorable!! I love how Marlene replaced the circle spots for heart shaped spots on this dinosaur and the patterned papers are perfect!

Here is a close up of the cute tag!  All of the sentiments on this card are from the Build a Valentine stamp set

Marlene used Scarlet Red Crinkle ribbon and Divine Valentine Twine to attach her fun tag.

Here is the inside of Marlene's cute shape card!

Isn't this card just gorgeous?!?!  I love how Marlene distressed the edges of her background papers and her pink heart!!

I love the pearls and the stitching!  Marlene used Cream Seam Binding and Divine Valentine Bakers Twine.

Here is the inside of this pretty card!  All of the sentiments on this card are from the Always & Forever stamp set.

How cute is this for a little boy?!?!  I love the dump truck shape and the buttons and twine on the wheels adds so much!

Marlene used the conversation hearts on the Build a Valentine stamp set to create a dump truck full of hearts! 

Here is the inside of this fun card!

I love all of the great layers on this card!  All of the patterned papers Marlene chose work really well together!

All of the stitching she added is wonderful!  The XOXO and inside sentiment are from the Always & Forever stamp set.

Inside of card:

Isn't this card just beautiful?!?! 

I love the little cluster of roses!  All of the stamped sentiments on this card are from the Build a Valentine stamp set.


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Head on over to Marlene's blog for even more inspiration and and a chance to win the stamp set of your choice from My Craft Spot!

Have a great day!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Challenge - Anything goes!

It's time for another Monday Challenge!  

This weeks Challenge:  Anything goes!
(show us something wonderful you have made!)

Inspiration from my awesome Design Team!:

Hugs in a can - what a fun idea!  I love the rosette on the lid and Marlene's fun tag with the big button!

Aymee's robot is adorable and goes perfectly with her stamped sentiment!!  I love the bright colors on this fun Valentine card! 

I love the red stitching on Aymee's card - It really pops!!


  Kate's sweet card set is beautiful!  The colors are so soft and pretty and I love the embossed background!

I love how Kate stamped "I love you" over and over on white cardsotck to make her own patterned paper! 

I love Amber's fun scrapbook page!  The face paint on her daughter is amazing!  The bright colors and banner are perfect for remembering their fun day at the zoo!

Jayne made these cute little treat bag using her Imagine!  I love the colors and patterns!

Jayne fills these with treats and hides them in her husbands luggage for him to find while he is away on business trips.  How sweet is that?!?!

 I love the glossy sentiment and the gorgeous owl on Bobby's beautiful Valentine card!!

 Here is the inside of Bobby's card:

The heart doily is so cute and I love how Candy colored this adorable image so beautifully! The flesh tones on the little girl are perfect!

Here is the inside of Candy's fun card:

These projects were made using:

Stamp Sets
 Build a Valentine
Always & Forever

Raspberry Truffle
Orange Marmalade
Deep Purple
Scarlet Red
Sunshine Yellow

Bakers Twine
Strawberry Cupcake

Link here for a chance to win!

Happy crafting!

Friday, January 27, 2012

You're Purr-fect! - Kate's ABC's

Believe it or not, I have gone all of this time without owning the fabulous "Kate's ABCs" cartridge!  I can't believe I didn't buy this sooner!  I was in the mood to use soft, muted colors today.  Maybe I am just wishing for Spring, sigh . . .

This card was highlighted in the Cricut Chirp this week!

The blue background and brown paper are from Crate Paper and all other papers are from My Minds Eye.

I lightly inked all of the edges with Walnut ink.  Then sponged glossy accents on the dress and flower, then sprinkled with a bit of Stampendous ultrafine glitter. 

I pulled my sewing machine out  to zig-zag stitch around the edges.  I should remember to do this more often! The twine is from American Crafts.

 The sweet little girl/scene and layers were cut at 3 inches.

The stamped sentiment is from my new Build a Valentine stamp set, which can be used for so much more than just Valentines!  :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

More fun projects from Bobby!

If you missed Bobby's first post, click HERE.

Bobby (Cricut Couple) is back to show more projects, this time using the Build a Valentine stamp setPrepare to be amazed!

Bobby created his own conversation heart patterned paper using the Build a Valentine Stamp set!  Isn't that just awesome?!?!  I love the hearts hanging from the Bakers Twine too!! 

I love the  heart borders!

Here is the inside of Bobby's fun card!

Bobby used the solid heart stamp to stamp the various colors and then stamped the text and outline on top!

What a fun idea!  I can see this in all different color combos, even some soft vintage colors!

I love the adorable frog prince on Bobby's card!

All the sentiments come from the Build a Valentine Stamp setHere is the inside of this fun card!

Head on over to Bobby's Blog for even more details on these projects and a chance to win the stamp set of your choice from My Craft Spot!

Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Winners from Challenge #41- Snow much fun!

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope you are having a nice week!

We have a winner (randomly picked) from last weeks challenge!
I had so much fun looking at all of last weeks projects - thanks for joining the fun!

Congratulations # 14 - Pat W.

You won the Winter Wonderland stamp set!

Be sure to grab your challenge winner button on the left side bar and email me with your address so I can mail your prize! 

Design Team Top 3 (4 this time!) Picks:




Amy L. 

Be sure to grab the html code for your Top 3 button on the left side bar!

Have a great day!