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Friday, December 7, 2018

Kat Scrappiness - Charity Blog Hop!

A blog hop! I love blog hops! This one is for such a good cause, especially at this time of year. Kat Scrappiness has organized this hop as a fundraiser for Coffee Oasis and their youth outreach programs. Read on for more info on the charity, and how you can help (and win prizes too!).

The blog hop starts HERE, in case you've just stumbled upon this post. Lots of info over on Kat's blog as well.

Our hop theme is WINTER, brrrr, it's definitely winter here in Wisconsin! For my project today I've used these adorable Christmas Gnomes from Polkadoodles and LDRS Creative. This was a toppers package I ordered off of HSN, and it came with gorgeous coordinating papers as well as an adorable sentiment set. 


Learn more about Coffee Oasis:
Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty. (You can read more about their programs here).
How you can help Coffee Oasis:
We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support or them! Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and youtube hoppers! So please visit them and show some support. You can also donate directly to Coffee Oasis here. Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn't matter. Every little bit will help a kid in need!


There are two ways to participate and win in this blog hop!
  • Option One: Create a winter themed card and enter it into the blog hop. If you are entering your card to the blog hop, just click on "Add Your Link" at the bottom of the list and follow the instructions, it's quick and easy! If you have any questions on how to enter the blog hop, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
  • Option Two: Leave a comment on the blogs and YouTube channels participating in the hop! We will pick a super commenter to win a prize too!
At the end of the hop, (on December 13th) we will randomly choose the winners and they will win fabulous prizes from our sponsors. (Prizes listed below) All Winners names will be posted on our blog and we will attempt to contact everyone who leaves their contact information. If prizes are not claimed within 7 days, another winner will be chosen.
If you are participating in the hop, please post your card/project on social media and use the following tags:
MEGA Sponsors: Please keep in mind that the following sponsors have agreed to donate a portion of their sales during this hop to the Coffee Oasis so please visit them and remember that if you place an order, you will be donating and supporting Coffee Oasis as well! These sponsors are also providing prizes to the hoppers as well! Kat Scrappiness is offering 15% off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE and is donating 15% of all sales during this blog hop to Coffee Oasis! Use coupon code: COFFEEOASIS to save! We are also giving away gift packages!
Kat Scrappiness

Jessica Lynn Original is donating 8% of all sales during the blog hop to Coffee Oasis!
Jessica Lynn Stamps

PRIZE SPONSORS:
The following sponsors have generously donated prizes to give away to our hoppers and visitors!
Blog Hop Sponsors  




Prizes being donated by our sponsors:
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you join in our hop for this wonderful cause, and make a purchase or donation if you can! Good luck to everyone & thanks to Kat for all her work in putting this hop together. Happy Winter!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Polkadoodles' Digi Choosday - Week 49: Anything Goes!

Good morning everyone! I hope your day is off to a great start. If it's not, it CAN be - it's Choosday over at Polkadoodles! That means a new Digi Choosday challenge, and a new DISCOUNT CODE for the Polkadoodles shop! Head over to the blog to grab it before your shopping spree!

Today's challenge is, as always, Anything Goes! 


Starring in today's project is Angelic, from the Winnie Heavenly collection. Papers, topper and sentiment from Winnie White Christmas bundle, with a little bit of Winnie Special Moments paper in there as well.



Imagae colored with Copic Markers. Punches from SU for the sentiment, and cross stitch die from Gina Marie Designs. Jewel element is from FSJ. Cardstock is Stampin' Up!

That's it for my project details! Don't forget to head over to the blog to grab today's discount code! Then shop your heart out. Choosday is the best day!



I'm entering this into the following challenges - 


Animal Friends - #68: Winter (1/3)

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - September: AG w/ optional purple (2/2)
Lemon Shortbread - #81: AG (1/3)

We are still looking for Guest Designers at Polkadoodles, so check out the call and all the details here. Last thing, be sure to join in to our Anything Goes challenge via the link up at the Digi Choosday blog for your chance to win! 


Thanks for stopping by!  



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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Polkadoodles' Digi Tuesday - Week 47: Anything Goes!

Good morning everyone! I hope your day is off to a great start. If it's not, it CAN be - it's Choosday over at Polkadoodles! That means a new Digi Choosday challenge, and a new DISCOUNT CODE for the Polkadoodles shop! Head over to the blog to grab it before your shopping spree!

Today's challenge is, as always, Anything Goes! This week the DT has made cards inspired by movies. That's so FUN!


Starring in today's project is the
Helga Hippo Bedtime image, purposed and turned into a Christmas card! I've accomplished this using papers from Halloween Trick or Treat Papers 1Winnie White Christmas Papers 3Winnie Special Moments Papers 1, and Octavia Frosted Winter. I've added in the Fancy Snowflake die cut in the corner, and the sentiment is from Octavia Frosted Winter.




Imagae colored with Copic Markers, and SU metallic green pencil for the buttons on the jammys. Punches from SU for the sentiment, and cross stitch die from Gina Marie Designs. Jewel element is from Eyelet Outlet. Cardstock is Stampin' Up!

That's it for my project details! Don't forget to head over to the blog to grab today's discount code! Then shop your heart out. Choosday is the best day!




I'm entering this into the following challenges - 


Animal Friends - #68: Winter (1/3)

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - September: AG w/ optional purple (2/2)
Lemon Shortbread - #81: AG (1/3)

We are still looking for Guest Designers at Polkadoodles, so check out the call and all the details here. Last thing, be sure to join in to our Anything Goes challenge via the link up at the Digi Choosday blog for your chance to win! 


Thanks for stopping by!  



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Monday, November 12, 2018

Rubbernecker Stamps November Inspiration

Hello and happy Tuesday to all my lovely readers! Today I have some fun fun inspiration to share with you from Rubbernecker Stamps! We've revamped our CHALLENGE! It now runs for one month, and the "theme" is...Anything Goes! Whoop whoop! That's my FAVORITE, gives you the freedom to be as creative as you'd like and use your stash too! 

Where is this challenge you ask? On Instagram!! When you create something using Rubbernecker stamps during the month of November, use the hashtag #rnnovemberchallenge to enter to win!

For my project today, I have been working on Christmas! 


Supplies Used:

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support!


-Stokes stamp 
-Magic of the Season stamp
-Nested Rounded Corner Rectangle Small Stitch die set
-Miscellaneous supplies: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Lawn Fawn patterned paper, kraft cardstock from SU, red ribbon, wood heart, purple tape, Prismacolor Pencils, MISTI, Mono multi glue, foam tape, and mini glue dots.

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Aud Sentiments #216 - Ribbons and Bows

Happy Thursday stamping friends! Today I'm sharing my project for the challenge over at Aud Sentiments where the theme is...Two-Word sentiment. Challenge accepted!

This challenge's sponsor is Digi Doodle Studios, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player! For my card today I've used the Blowing Bubbles image. Love these sweet friends!


Isn't she darling? Colored with Copic markers. Dies from Polkadoodles. I used the bow/ribbon in her hair as my bow because I didn't want the card to get too busy with the other patterns already on there.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies over at Aud Sentiments for your chance to win! Remember, you MUST include a sentiment to enter our challenge! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :) 


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Penny's Challenge #405: Anything Goes

Hello stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! The new challenge at Penny's is underway! Always a so fabulous to have our amazing sponsors help us out with showcasing images! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

Today my card features this image from Pattie's Creations. Colored with Copics of course!


That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Polkadoodles' Digi Choosday - Week #45: Anything Goes

Good morning everyone! I hope your day is off to a great start. If it's not, it CAN be - it's Choosday over at Polkadoodles! That means a new Digi Choosday challenge, and a new DISCOUNT CODE for the Polkadoodles shop! Head over to the blog to grab it before your shopping spree!

Today's challenge is, as always, Anything Goes! This week the DT has made cards inspired by movies. That's so FUN!


Starring in today's project is inspiration from the movie Real Genius, with Val Kilmer (yes, from the 80s, sorry - I'm old!). I've used this awesome You're Weird digi stamp, paired with papers and elements from the Work & Play 12 bundle




Imagae and flask colored with Copic Markers, and fine line Arteza line pens for the small areas. Dies from Gina Marie Designs. Enamel dots from Eyelet Outlet. The stitched circle elements are from We R Memory Keepers. Cardstock is Stampin' Up!

That's it for my project details! Don't forget to head over to the blog to grab today's discount code! Then shop your heart out. Choosday is the best day!



I'm entering this into the following challenges - 


Lemon Shortbread #80: AG

Morgan's Art World November
Crafting with an Attitude #45

We are still looking for Guest Designers at Polkadoodles, so check out the call and all the details here. Last thing, be sure to join in to our Anything Goes challenge via the link up at the Digi Choosday blog for your chance to win! 


Thanks for stopping by!  


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Monday, October 29, 2018

Rubbernecker Stamps - Christmas!

Hello and happy Tuesday to all my lovely readers! Today I have some fun fun inspiration to share with you from Rubbernecker Stamps! We've revamped our CHALLENGE! It now runs for one month, and the "theme" is...Anything Goes! Whoop whoop! That's my FAVORITE, gives you the freedom to be as creative as you'd like and use your stash too! 

The challenge can be found in our Facebook Fan Group, if you haven't already joined...what are you waiting for?

For my project today, I have started on Christmas! I know it's not quite Halloween yet. Eep. But, it did snow last week. So that felt Christmassy ;)



Supplies Used:

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support!


-Create a Garden 3 clear stamp set
-Christmas Be Filled stamp
-Nested Rounded Corner Rectangle Small Stitch die set
-Miscellaneous supplies: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Neenah white cardstock, colored cardstock from SU, patterned paper, purple tape, SU inks, MISTI, Mono multi glue, foam tape, and mini glue dots.

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Polkadoodles' Digi Choosday - Week #43

Good morning everyone! I hope your day is off to a great start. If it's not, it CAN be - it's Choosday over at Polkadoodles! That means a new Digi Choosday challenge, and a new DISCOUNT CODE for the Polkadoodles shop! Head over to the blog to grab it before your shopping spree!

Today's challenge is, as always, Anything Goes! This week the DT has focused on "Thank You" cards. We always need those, right?!


Starring in today's card is the adorable 
Giant Hugs Elephant. I've added in some beautiful dies made with the Fanciful Circles Die Set, and paired him with papers from Winnie Celebrations 3 and Winnie Sugar Sprinkles - Papers 4. I've added a tag from a Winnie Fruit Punch design sheet, and the sentiment is from the Helga Hippo bundle.



Embellies from Heidi Swapp. 

That's it for my project details! Don't forget to head over to the blog to grab today's discount code! Then shop your heart out. Choosday is the best day!


I'm entering this into the following challenges - 


Always Fun Challenges - #77: AG (1/3)

Whoopsi Daisy - September: AG w/ optional purple (2/2)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1838: AG (1/3)
Little Miss Muffet - #198: AG (1/1)
Di's Digis - For the Boys (1/3)
Crafter's Castle - #9: AG (3/3)
Lemon Shortbread - #77: AG (1/3)
Stamps & Fun - #331: Fall (1/1?)

We are still looking for Guest Designers at Polkadoodles, so check out the call and all the details here. Last thing, be sure to join in to our Anything Goes challenge via the link up at the Digi Choosday blog for your chance to win! 


Thanks for stopping by!  


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Monday, October 15, 2018

Rubbernecker Stamps - More October Inspiration

Hello and happy Tuesday to all my lovely readers! Today I have some fun fun inspiration to share with you from Rubbernecker Stamps! We've revamped our CHALLENGE! It now runs for one month, and the "theme" is...Anything Goes! Whoop whoop! That's my FAVORITE, gives you the freedom to be as creative as you'd like and use your stash too! 

The challenge can be found in our Facebook Fan Group, if you haven't already joined...what are you waiting for?

For my project today, I have gone HALLOWEEN! I love Halloween so much... 



Supplies Used:

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support!


-Sleepy Hollow Tree stamp
-Flying Monkeys stamp
-Nested Rounded Corner Rectangle Small Stitch die set
-Tabed Grass die
-Miscellaneous supplies: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Neenah white cardstock, black and colored cardstock from SU, purple tape, distress oxide inks, MISTI, Mono multi glue, foam tape, and mini glue dots.

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Polkadoodles Digi Choosday - Week 41!

Good morning everyone! I hope your day is off to a great start. If it's not, it CAN be - it's Choosday over at Polkadoodles! That means a new Digi Choosday challenge, and a new DISCOUNT CODE for the Polkadoodles shop! Head over to the blog to grab it before your shopping spree!

Today's challenge is, as always, Anything Goes! This week the DT has focused on the color scheme Purple & Green! Love it, great for fall and HALLOWEEN!


Starring in today's card is the adorable Manny Monster. I used the gorgeous Fanciful Circles nested die set to cut and frame him after coloring with Copics and adding metallic purple accents with my Arteza pen. I've paired him with papers from Winnie Wednesday - Papers 2 and Helga Hippo - Papers 3. My sentiment is from the new Hey Pumpkin clear stamp set.




Embellies from Doodlebug. Cute stickers to help show that Manny is a harmless cutie this Halloween!

That's it for my project details! Don't forget to head over to the blog to grab today's discount code! Then shop your heart out. Choosday is the best day!



I'm entering this into the following challenges - 


Always Fun Challenges - #77: AG (1/3)

Whoopsi Daisy - September: AG w/ optional purple (2/2)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1838: AG (1/3)
Little Miss Muffet - #198: AG (1/1)
Di's Digis - For the Boys (1/3)
Crafter's Castle - #9: AG (3/3)
Lemon Shortbread - #77: AG (1/3)
Stamps & Fun - #331: Fall (1/1?)

We are still looking for Guest Designers at Polkadoodles, so check out the call and all the details here. Last thing, be sure to join in to our Anything Goes challenge via the link up at the Digi Choosday blog for your chance to win! 


Thanks for stopping by!  


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Monday, October 8, 2018

Cute N Crafty #11 - Fall!

Happy Monday lovelies! Are you enjoying the FALL? It's been up and down here - a bit too chilly, too warm, too wet. I hope it evens out so we can enjoy it a bit more before icky winter comes!

I am here today to share my second project created as a Guest Designer at the Cute N Crafty challenge. So fun, right? Tabitha asked me to join her and the rest of the wonderful ladies for a couple of challenges, so here I am! The challenges run for 2 weeks, this challenge's theme is Fall or Halloween. Check it out!

Here's my card, featuring Scarecrow from Cute N Crafty Mommy's etsy store. Perfect for fall!



Colored up with Copics, of course! The leaf brad is The Paper Studio, papers are from a FSJ pad I got awhile back, Gina Marie Designs die, and Dress It Up leaf buttons. Cheesecloth that I stained with coffee, foam tape, Mono Multi glue, and viola!

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to check out the challenge; and have a stampy day!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Penny's Challenge #400 & Polkadoodles - Winnie Heavenly: Snowman

Good morning all my lovelies! Welcome to another Penny's Challenge. This week our challenge Sponsors are Pattie's Creations and Polkadoodles. Great sponsors with fantastic prizes for you, so don't forget to link up!

Do you love all of the Christmas beauty you've been seeing from Polkadoodles! Yes! And the latest additions are wonderful high quality CLEAR POLYMER STAMPS! Yes, you read that right, these are physical stamps, not digis.

Now, you know I love my digis, but sometimes it is nice to have a REAL stamp that you can get inky and creative with. I agree! Here's my next inspiration project for the release, featuring the adorable Snowman stamp set. I really do love all of these, and this is one of my favorites. Second only to Wrap it Up, I think. Too hard to choose! These sets are selling fast, so if you're loving them, don't wait! You can see them all HERE.


I've gone with Kraft cardstock again, just to change things up. I colored Winnie with Prismacolor pencils, and added some sparkle to her outfit with a Kiriana Wink pen in gold. I've layered several Fanciful Snowflake die cuts beneath her, and doodled around the edges of the oval image piece. I used a tag from the Magical Christmas Topper pack, and stamped over the top with a sentiment from the Winter Wishes clear set. I also stamped some snowflakes and dots from Snowflake Garden on the aqua layer in the same color ink. I sprayed some gold mica spray on the red panel before I assembled the card, to mirror her outfit.



Thanks for stopping by. I, along with the rest of the release team, will be sharing LOTS of heavenly inspiration for you for the rest of the day and through tomorrow. Stay tuned, and join us on Facebook up to date info!


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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Polkadoodles - Winnie Heavenly CLEAR STAMPS: Deer-est Friends

Good afternoon all my lovelies! Do you love all of the Christmas beauty you've been seeing from Polkadoodles! Yes! And the latest additions are wonderful high quality CLEAR POLYMER STAMPS! Yes, you read that right, these are physical stamps, not digis.

Now, you know I love my digis, but sometimes it is nice to have a REAL stamp that you can get inky and creative with. I agree! Here's my next inspiration project for the release, featuring the adorable Deer-est Friends stamp set. I am so amazed by all the stamps in this release - look how sweet these two are. This image rounds out my Top 3 for this release I think...but wow those are some hard choices because they are all just gorgeous. These sets are selling fast, so if you're loving them, don't wait! You can see them all HERE.


I created a fun winter sky background for this card, and I'm really wishing I had done a tutorial for it! I really like how it turned out. I used Distress Oxide inks, some masking, a lot of elbow grease, and a Kiriana wink pen in white for the stars after I got the Distress Oxide action going with the ink. The snowy hills are die cuts and I've added Stickles to her wings and the tops of the hills. They're put together with lots of foam tape layers for extra dimension. The trees in the background are stamped in the Black Soot oxide ink from the Winter Flurries stamp set. Little Miss and her deer friend are watercolored using watercolor pencils and a paint brush. I'm still really, REALLY working on improving my watercoloring...I've got a ways to go, but sometimes it's nice to dabble in other media when you're creating!



Thanks for stopping by. I will have one more card to share with you tomorrow to cap off this release blitz. Stay tuned, and join us on Facebook up to date info!

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Polkadoodles - Winnie Heavenly: Shining Star

Good morning all my lovelies! Do you love all of the Christmas beauty you've been seeing from Polkadoodles! Yes! And the latest additions are wonderful high quality CLEAR POLYMER STAMPS! Yes, you read that right, these are physical stamps, not digis.

Now, you know I love my digis, but sometimes it is nice to have a REAL stamp that you can get inky and creative with. I agree! Here's my next inspiration project for the release, featuring the adorable Shining Star stamp set. I really love all the offerings from this release, Nikky did such a lovely job creating these gorgeous girls. They are so versatile too - this could work well for Easter, thinking of you, confirmation cards, etc. Lots of options! Remember the halo and star are separate stamps, so you can mix and match and change the look a bit in order to suit your needs. These sets are selling fast, so if you're loving them, don't wait! You can see them all HERE.


My papers, paper flowers, and the sentiment brad/embellishment are all from Octavia Frosted Winter. Perfect colors, I really wanted to create one project with these in more of a dark aqua color scheme, so here she is!


I've colored Winnie with Copics, and added some sparkle to her halo with a platinum Gelly Roll pen. There are Stickles on her wings, so much shine. I've layered several paper flowers from the Octavia Frosted Winter collection, along with my sentiment center. The star she's looking at is a rhinestone embellishment, the original stamp got lost in the paper so I went this route instead due to my card's layout. I cut the oval shadow box frame with my Gina Marie Designs dies and placed my colored image behind with lots of foam tape for dimension. 




Thanks for stopping by. I, along with the rest of the release team, will be sharing LOTS of heavenly inspiration for you for the rest of the day and through tomorrow. Stay tuned, and join us on Facebook up to date info!


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