9/28/2011

Heartfelt Wednesday!

Hi folks! Do you feel the Christmas Spirits already? I do when I lock myself up in my craft room and put on the Christmas play list on Spotify and dig out all the new fabbie Christmas themed stamps and papers. I can almost feel the scent of ginger and saffron. :) :) :)

My project for Heartfelt Creations this week is a Christmas cards stationary. Simple but nice and a perfect gift when you go to one of all the Christmas parties.

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Stamps:  HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set, HCPC 3418 Poinsettia Spray PreCut Set, HCPC 3424 Poinsettia Bells and Bows PreCut Set, HCPC 3425 Elegant Angels PreCut Set.  Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black. Dies : HCD 715 Christmas Cheer Die, HCD 712 Bella Rose Die, HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly-Border Die, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals, Scalloped Ovals, Standard Circles, Scalloped Circles. Papers: Riddersholm Design. Other: Paper pen gold, Clear embossing powder.

The stationary is simply a box with a girdle. Here are a close up on the cards:

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I wanted a traditional feel to my cards this time around, using amazing papers from Riddersholm Design teamed up with the beautiful Heartfelt Creations Stamps. As always the Heartfelt Creations DT has made AMAZING samples this week. You can find their work and full instructions on how to make all the cards and projects on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

And would you like to win the papers I used – AND MORE?!?

Sign up for Riddersholm Designs September Blog Candy. It’s open until October 9th.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

9/26/2011

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Hi! Happy Monday! Where did that weekend go? I had so much I planned to do but I ended up mostly running around and carrying wood. You wouldn’t believe the pile we had on our front yard when I started… You wouldn’t believe the pain in my b*t today…

The catching up with my blogging friends didn’t happen. Again. I’m working on it. :) :) :)

What did happen was making a layout for my DT post over at Scrap-Perra’s. My year with Scrap Perra is coming to an end, I’ll post my last project next week. It’s been great! They are having a DT Call out right now so if you live in Sweden and want to work with the nicest people around, hurry up and apply. All info HERE.

Over to my project. This month I’ve been creating with AMAZING Et Cetera papers from Bo Bunny. A perfect fit to these photos from the Gothic Quarters in Barcelona. Vintage… LOL!

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The layout is based on the fabbie sketch #175 over at Creative Scrappers:

And I used the same line of papers for last week’s DT project. I never found the time to blog it, but now seems like a good time to do it. It’s with photos from my birthday last weekend.

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I’m so in love with these papers that I think I need to get me a second batch. Or maybe the paper pad. Hmmmm. Big expo coming up next weekend!!! This one is based on last week’s Sketchy Thursday sketch.

I’m off to finish my Thank-you cards. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tesa

9/24/2011

Card Patterns #134

Happy Saturday!

Tracy has made a super fun sketch over at Card Patterns today. Perfect for CAS cards! And not so CAS cards… :)

We have a super generous sponsor: Independet Stampin’ Up Demonstrator Cahterine Pooler who has donated a fabbie prize kit to one of the participants this week.

And she also sent the DT some goodies. I’ve been playing with the Woodland Walk kit. I’m in love with the Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper. Check it out!

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CAS. :) With my favorite stamp set at the moment: Pumpkins Clear Stamp Set 2 from Prickley Pear with coordinated Pumpkins Die.

The Card Patterns DT and guest designer have made awesome cards this week (as always! :)) Go check it out! HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

9/22/2011

LESSology Challenge #2 - The Trinket Box

Hi! Here is my first project for the LESSology challenge blog. The challenge is to make a trinket box and upcycle something. FUN!

I used a few match boxes (I have a ton of empty match boxes and that is now before the dark season has begun for real!) to make a box card with four drawers.

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I glued them down on a piece of cardboard and covered the sides with patterned paper. Then I made a “card” the size of the box and then simply adhered it on top when done. Easy peasy.

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I’ve used the FAB new papers Chantilly Dawn from Riddersholm Design for this project. The bird is fuzzy cut from one of the papers. LOVE this line! :)

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I plan to write a little message to the recipient on the inside. Decorated with patterned paper and a fabbie Cheery Lynn swirl.

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I hope you will play with us over at LESSology! The challenge is open until October 2. All info HERE!

Did you like the papers I used? They could be yours! Riddersholm Design is having a yummy blog candy right now! Open for all! All info HERE!

 

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tesa

9/20/2011

Grateful for you

The CASE Study card this week (by amazing Julie Lacey) has such beautiful colors.

So simple, so gorgeous:
White, black and kraft.
I had to try that.

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 It ended up a fall card with leafs, sentiment and die from Prickley Pear

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps is looking for 6 new Design Team members!

And today is the last day to apply!
Mail your best work and link up your blog - that's all it takes!
All info HERE

And let me tell you - it's an awesome team to be on! :)
Tesa

9/19/2011

A card and a sneak peak

Happy Monday!

I have a CAS card made for the Elegant Fall Challenge over at The Rubber Café to share today. I’m using the Through a Window set and the fabbie Pattern Royale background stamp.

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I love this sentiment. :)

Today is launch day for LESSology Challenge #2 The Trinket Box.

YAY!!!

I’ve had soooooo much fun making my project. I’ll share it on Thursday but here is a sneak peak:

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The Challenge is sponsored by:

 

With this wonderful prize pack:

The challenge is open until  October 2. You find all the info in THIS post over at the LESSology blog.

Hope you will play with us!!!

Tesa

9/18/2011

Happy Sunday!!!

Wow! What a week! What a weekend!!!

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I could get used to turning 40.

But my boy told me yesterday that it was an once in a lifetime experience and I should really make the most of it. So I did. My family and friends helped by pampering me with love, cake and presents. ♥♥♥ And I realized (once again) that my boy is not only cute, he is pretty smart too… :)

Now over to some scrappy business.

Card Patterns sketch #133 was launched yesterday.

Super fun sketch and super fun sponsor!!!

Here is my card using the lovely Daffodil Charlotte from Sparkle Creations.

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All info about the challenge and amazing inspiration from the Design Team can be found on the Card Patterns’ Blog. Hope you will play with us!

Next up is the Layout Sketch from Svensk Scrapbooking’s monthly sketch challenge.

And here is my take:

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The photo is of the mansion Hennikehammar, where we held our Kick Off conference with work this year. It was such a beautiful place! Lot’s of Cocoa Daisy kit goodies on this one.

And finally – a new inspiring sketch challenge is up over at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Here is my take using the Cardinal Clear Stamp Set and Die

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All info about the challenge can be found HERE, and it’s open until September 30th. Prickley Pear also has a DT call out. Last day to apply is September 20th! You find it HERE!

Time to get breakfast ready for my guests. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Tesa

9/14/2011

Heartfelt Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! Today is the release day of Heartfelt Creations’ Christmas Cheer Collection. I’ve been sitting on these babies for a month now and I can’t tell you how happy I am to go public with them. They are no less than AWESOME! :) :) :)

The Christmas Cheer Collection features 14 new precut stamp sets and one exclusive Heartfelt Creations die manufactured by Spellbinders.  Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by September 20 for a chance to win the entire release valued at $240.00.

I’ve made two cards for this release day. First up an easel card using the biggest of the Poinsettia Ornaments stamps.

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Details: Stamps – Heartfelt Creations: HCPC 3416 Poinsettiea Ornament 1 PreCut Set, HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set, HCPC 3419 Holiday Poinsettia Candle PreCut Set. HCD 714 Decorative Layered Basket Die  Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 Shapeabilities, Heirloom Ornaments 2011 Nestabilities, Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities Ink – Versa Fine Onyx Black. Other – Ribbon, white pen, Pearls, glitter pen.

Full instruction of this card and next can be found on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

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Stamps - HCPC 3419 Holiday Poinsettia Candle PreCut Set, HCPC 3420 Holiday Dove PreCut Set, HCPC 3421 Dove of Peace PreCut Set, HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set. Die - Layered Poinsettia Die.  Ink – Versa Fine Onyx black, Distress ink Aged Mahogany. Other . Clear embossing powder, copics, paper pen.

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The Heartfelt Creations blog is filled with inspiration with this new beautiful release. Go check it out and don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win all 14 sets and die!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

9/12/2011

Release Party Day 3

Welcome back for our final day of New Release Celebration. We hope you have enjoyed it so far!

. Today we are showcasing the final three sets: Holly and Berries Clear Stamps Set, Birdcage Winter 2 Clear Stamp Set and Ornaments Set 2.

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I don’t have any of these sets to play with. I got a set for next month’s release, so it will have to wait. And it is soooo worth waiting for! :) :) :) So, instead I’ve made a card with the Circles Fall Set and the Oak and Maple Leaf Set and a tid bit of a tutorial. I’ve received questions about getting the stamped image and die to work perfectly together. I’ll show you how I do that. But first the card:

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Darling cat. Both cute but also a little, I don’t know, demanding? I simply loooove the leafs. And check out the paper. It’s new Riddersholm Design Fall papers´- Chantilly Dawn.

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I’ve used this fabbie sketch for the Shaped Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World:

This is how I use the stamps and dies:

1: When I first use the die I use it once on a scrap cardstock piece to make a mask. I save the negative piece I get from running it through my Grand Calibur. I then store it with my die so I can use it over and over again.

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2. Stamp. And then place the mask over it and make sure it looks good. Then adhere it with a piece of removable tape to hold the template on place over the stamped image.

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3. Place the die in the mask’s hole. Make sure you get a perfect fit and adhere it with a piece of removable tape and then run it through the die cut machine.

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4. Done!

Since it’s clear stamps you could die cut first and then stamp, but if you want to be sure of a perfect result, this one is easier and safer. And once you’ve got the mask, it’s not much extra work. :)

Do you like this Leaf Die and Leaf stamp set? It could be yours! It’s included in the prize that will be given to a randomly drawn winner on Wednesday. The prize will be:

The Scary Cat and Bat Clear Stamp Set and Die

Holly and Berries Clear Stamp Set and Die

Dancing Skeletons Clear Stamp Set and Die

and

Oak and Maple Leaf Clear Stamp Set and Die

A total value of $82!!! All you have to do to have a chance of winning this is leave comments on the blog posts here and on the other Design Team’s blogs (see below) no later than Tuesday midnight. The winner will be randomly drawn from one of the blogs, one of the days!

Now hop on over to the DT blogs for more inspiration!

Michelle

Angelica

Nicole/Prickley Pear

Thanks for visiting and have a fun hop!

Tesa

P.s Prickley Pear is looking for 6 new Design Team Members. Check out the DT Call HERE!

9/11/2011

PPRS New Release Day 2

Hi! Welcome back to the second day of the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps’ celebration of the new release!

I’ve had a wonderful stamp set and new die to work with today – The Oak and Maple Leaf Clear Stamp Set and Die. Both stamps and die will be included in the big prize pack that will be given to one participant at the end of the celebration. All you have to do to have a chance on the prize is leave a comment!!!!

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The leaves are stamped with Distress Ink and clear embossed and then cut out with the die. It’s a perfect fit and I love how crisp the stamped image is!

I used one of the Maple leafs to decorate the inside. I triple stamped it, giving the three leafs different shades of the same color.

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My second project is a box made from the very good tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. It was really easy to make following the instructions. You can find it here

I’ve also done it for the Featured Stamper challenge, and the featured stamper this week happens to be my HC DT bud Lisa Lynn, so I had to play. And I totally love THIS box of her so I decided to make one of my own. And here is the result:

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The box is stamped with Oak leafs from the Clear stamp set and then clear embossed. I then went over it all with Distress stain – old paper and vintage photo. I also stamped and diecut several leafs to have as decoration. The Sentiment is also from the Oak and Maple Leafs Set, while the frame is from the Circles Fall Set.

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Leave a comment for your chances to win a prize of four Clear stamp sets and Dies! Here are the other blogs participating in the celebration and filled with inspiration!

Prickley Pear Blog 

Michelle

Angelica

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you come back tomorrow for the last day of celebration!

Tesa

9/10/2011

Prickley Pear New Release Party!!!

Hi folks!!!! Happy Saturday!!!

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Welcome to the celebration of the release of 10 new Clear Stamp Sets and 4 new dies from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. The party will be filled with loads of inspiration on the DT blogs and a big giveaway for three days. One happy participant will win four of the new clear stamp sets and four coordinated dies. All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the participating blogs and tell us what you think about the new release. The winner will be drawn randomly at one of the four blogs, one of the days and will be presented here on Wednesday.

The sets we are showcasing today are: The Scary Cat & Bat Set, Pumpkin Set 2 and the Circles Set Fall and I’ve had the pleasure of working with the latter two.

First up is a simple card using the Circles Set Fall and the Scalloped Circle Die.

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It’s super simple, but I love the lacey and swirly effect from the die and the swirly tails of the cats and the bling.

I’ve used another circle stamp from the same set to decorate a scalloped border on the light holder. And isn’t the little scull actually totally CUTE??? :)

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The pumpkin on the match box is from the Pumpkins Set 2.

Last card is also with the Pumpkins Set 2 combined with the coordinated Pumpkin Die. It contains not only a pumpkin shape but also a leaf. I used both.

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I stamped the pumpkin and leafs on smooth cardstock and cut them out with the die. The pumkin is colored in with Distress ink Wild Honey and Vintage Photo. The background is made with the Solid Leaf ATC stamp (red wonderful rubber) which also got a coat of Distress inks. Love that stuff! :)

The other three participating blogs are filled with inspiration. Be sure to visit and leave a comment here and on the other blogs for your chance to win four of the new sets with coordinated dies!!!

Nicole/Prickley Pear

Michelle

Angelica

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you’ll be back tomorrow!

Tesa

P.s. There is a Prickley Pear DT Call up HERE!!!