Two Paper Divas Saturday!

Happy Saturday, everyone! Can you believe that it’s December already?

Today I have two birthday cards for you. There are still a number of fantastic stamp sets available in the Two Paper Divas store and they’re at the very reasonable price of 40% off!

This is a great set for masculine birthday cards. Or, even Father’s Day? As I was writing this post a week ago, there were still a couple of these Truck sets left. One is just waiting for you!

And while you’re at it, grab this Pick Up Lines set to go along with it. Head on over to the Two Paper Divas website and check out all the great deals.

And, this card uses the versatile Summer Chillin’ set. I just love the colors in this creation!

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to swing by the Two Paper Divas store. You’re running out of time to pick up those favorite sets!

TCCCB – A Christmas Birthday

Hello, welcome to the December 1st challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Twice a month we roll out fantastic challenges for your to play along with and we work with great sponsors so you get to see art from a wide variety of talented artists.

Our challenge this fortnight is Christmas Birthday. Make a Christmas card, or a Birthday Card with Christmas colors!

The sponsor I’m working with this time is Bloobell Stamps. Bloobell has a very quirky, distinctive art style, so if today’s project catches your attention then swing the Bloobell store and check it out.

I wanted to challenge myself with the birthday/christmas option, but this image seems fairly distinctively Christmas themed. So, I went with with a more neutral “a gift for you” sentiment and we’ll see where it takes us. This card was made with the sketch over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (Sketch 188). Thank you to them for helping me get creative today.

And, while I’m at it, I’m going to include this in the challenges over at Fab n Funky Challenges and the Holly Jolly Christmas challenge.

Come on and play in this great challenge! You can link up your entry over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the 15th of the month. Come and check us out!

Skating Around with Two Paper Divas!

I promised you an extra project with Two Paper Divas this week and here we are!

Remember, the retirement sale continues and you can get 40% off all stamp sets right now. The favorites are selling fast, so get on over there and get yours now.

This one, Warm Winter Wishes, happens to still be in inventory. This is a great kit for both holiday and winter themed cards. It seemed appropriate for the last day of November, although we still haven’t seen very much snow here! The kids are impatient!

I will be back in three short days (Saturday) with a new TPD project. Thanks for stopping by!

Growing in Unity Winners!

Hello! Thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog last week and left a comment for my Growing in Unity week. I hope you enjoyed what I made for you.

Thank you to Unity Stamp Co for this opportunity. I highly recommend that you check them out and consider signing up for the Growing in Unity Girl in 2017. Growing in Unity has a facebook page if you want more information.

Now, without further delay, the moment you have all been reading for. The two random winners on my blog last week were:

Ruby Marchand

Barb Deichl

Congrats ladies! Please make sure you send me your contact information so that I can arrange for your prize!

Create with Riley & Company

Hello Everyone!! Tuesdays are project day over at the Riley & Company blog, where Design Team members will showcase their creations with the various Riley & Company lines.

What do I have for you today? Well, check it out! I decided that I wanted to participate in a couple of challenges this week. I completed quite a number in October and had so much fun. I miss playing along, so have decided I need to do it more often.

This first card comes from the Try Stamping on Tuesday sketch. They also had an optional challenge of a gatefold card, so I decided to make an attempt at it. This sentiment is one of the ones from Riley & Company’s November 2016 release, called No Great Story.

Here is the inside of the gatefold. If you’re wondering about that Retro Folk on the outside, that is Doris. She’s great for the Funny Bones stamps!

And, my other project today uses an oldie. This card is for the challenge blog Retro Rubber. They also have a sketch, but they as you to use “old” stamps, more than a year. This sentiment came from the first New Release I did with Riley & Company back in January 2014, called Drinking Rum Before 10am. And the Riley image is Pirate Riley. It was retired a few years ago (sadly) and then came back just a couple of months ago (yay!). I turned this sketch on it’s side a bit to accommodate my rather large sentiment!

I hope you enjoyed my projects this week! We’ll see you in a few weeks for another creation with Riley & Company. Head no over to the Facebook page or Blog for more inspiration.

Two Paper Divas Monday!

Have you missed me? It has been a busy two weeks around our house. I am realizing now that with two growing kids, our schedule is starting to get scary. Birthday parties, preschool fundraisers, kids classes…add this time of year in and I had to make a separate calendar to keep track of everything!

I’ve been lucky enough to get into my craft room to create. My challenge in the past two weeks appears to be snapping pictures and writing blog posts. But, as I write this post, I plan to sit down and schedule a few more, so you’ll see some more regular postings from me for the next few weeks.

Today, I have two cards for you. Both were made with the Bloom Wildly and Bloom Wildly Sentiments set. Two Paper Divas continues to have great sales on their remaining stock, so get these terrific sets 40% in the store.

I had planned on posting these two creations together, so I wanted to make them look quite different. This one is bright and cheery. I love the yellow jar.

As I was choosing the sentiment to use for the other card, this “blue” sentiment made me wonder what this image would look like in all blue tones. I’m really happy how this beautiful one turned out!

I will be back again later this week with another TPD creation and then Saturday with my regular post. Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon.

Growing in Unity Day 5

Today is the last day of my Growing in Unity week. I want to take a quick minute to thank Unity Stamps for offering this opportunity and giving little ole me a chance to post my creations. I must admit, my decision to apply for a week was a bit last minute and as the week approached I started to get a bit nervous about it! In the end, it’s been a treat to share my projects with you!

I wanted to end the week with a bit of humor, since those are some of my favorite Unity Stamps. I know I’ve brought you a mushroom and hot dog already this week, so what food item could I possibly top it with? How about a dill pickle!

Believe it or not, Unity Stamps has more than one stamp set featuring a pickle. This one happens to be called “Let’s Get Pickled” (although the other set is on my wish list too!).

Well, that’s it for me. If you would like to be a Growing in Unity Girl, watch for the 2017 sign ups on the Growing in Unity facebook page. Spots go quick, so watch for the sign up date and jump in there!

And, if you don’t yet have Unity Stamps in your collection, then make sure you leave me a comment because two lucky commenters will win a grab bag of 25 stamps from Unity.

I know there have been a few new people on my blog this week, so I thank you for stopping by and hope you’ll come again! And for for my regular readers, I appreciate your support.

Thanks for stopping by, crafters! Until next time.