Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Scrapbook and Cards Today Giveaway

There are few things that make a cardmaker happier than seeing her cards published in a BEAUTIFUL magazine!  When Becky Fleck asked if I would like to contribute to this Spring Issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today.... I literally did the jiggity-jig in my kitchen!!!  Now that this amazing publication is finally shipping I can share my cards with you that I created PLUS some of my favorite products that I used as well! 
I'm also giving away a copy of this issue to one lucky winner!  So be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!  Winner will be announced by April 4th. 
These first two cards were my favorite of the bunch....  I fell in love with this Woodland Park chipboard by October Afternoon and knew I had to use it.  It just SCREAMS Spring and I also LOVE dimension on my cards so this chipboard was perfect.  The little bunnies are seriously the cutest things ever! 
This next card was a quickie because that's what makes using stickers AWESOME!  I absolutely ADORE this American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Stickers Book
This card MAY HAVE taken me about 10 minutes tops to create because all I did was layer some paper and stickers! 
Easy peasy! 
Okay..... and these last two cards were super fun because I got to do some coloring with my watercolor pencils using the images designed by Becky Fleck.  So stinking cute and fun!  You can find better images and links to purchase them here on the Penny Black Blog.
Okay..... don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of this Spring Issue.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

More Chevrons: The Twinery Challenge

I got to play a bit again during naptime so I tackled the chevron and green challenge going on over at The Twinery.  Love their Baker's twine!  You can NEVER have too much of this fun stuff!  I use it on all kinds of projects!  But I had to make a new one for this challenge so here it is. 
I have been without my printer FOREVER it seems like.  But I finally got a replacement so I made some new word art especially for this card and posted it below so you can save it and use it if you like.  I love mixing different patterns together so the polka dots with chevron just makes me happy!  Okay.... quickie post for today!  Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Card Maps Vol. 3 Winner!!!

Becky T!! Email me with your mailing address!  Copies are shipping on Friday!
You're my winner!!!  Congrats girl!
Thanks everyone who left comments!  Enjoy the rest of your week! Hugs!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Playing with Chevrons

Good Monday morning Friends! 
I had a creatively productive weekend for the first time in a long time!  Somehow I ran across the Chevron Challenge over at the Moxie Fab Blog and was instantly inspired to create some cards!  I had NO IDEA how many different products I had that included this design.  So it was fun to just play!  The challenge doesn't end until April 1st so you have time to play along too if you want!   
Here's my cards for the Chevron Challenge.  I couldn't stop at just one!  Woot! 
Okay.....  I also have something special and fun I want to share.  I made these this weekend.  I designed and had printed the art work on the front of this house.  I cut some 1/4" wood in the same shape, painted it white and then modge-podged the artwork to the front of it. 
They can be displayed in an easel on a shelf or countertop.  OR they come with a little hanger on the back so you can hang it on the wall too!  SO fun right?  The measurements and more info about them can be found in the listing in my ETSY Shop.  Please excuse the poor photo... I took it with my phone. I get lazy sometimes.
Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome week!!!  Tune in tomorrow to see who the lucky winner is of the NEW CardMaps Vol.3 book!  Toodles!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

CardsMaps Vol. 3 Giveaway!

Most of you know how much I LOVE cards!  So to be one of the designers whose work was included in this new book is beyond awesome for me!!!
CardMaps Vol. 3 is brimming with inspiration, techniques and creative ideas for your next cardmaking adventure.  It features over 70 gorgeous cards from some of today’s top designers, more than 40 card sketches from PageMaps, step-by-step instructions for every card, and eight photo technique how-to’s!  All this in a high quality, beautifully photographed resource book you’ll keep for years to come!
To see more details about this fantastic publication and see how you can order one please visit Scrapbook and Cards.
I'm so excited I get to offer a new, hasn't even shipped yet CardMaps Vol. 3!! 
I thought it would be fun to share a bunch of cards I created for my recently retired kit club.  Most of these I have never shared online before but they were some of my favorites. 
Leave a comment below and tell me which one is your favorite and you will be entered in the drawing to win a copy of CardMaps Vol. 3. 
You have until Monday, March 11th to leave a comment and the Winner will be announced on the 12th.  Good luck!  Thanks for stopping by!! 


Friday, March 1, 2013

March Calendar Tag

Hi there!  This is gonna be the world's quickest post! 
So much to do.... so little time! HA! 
I wanted to jump on here and share my March Calendar Tag with you since it IS the 1st already.  Can someone please tell
 me where February went? Please? 
For those who haven't seen my cute little desktop calendar that I made you can click here for all the details.  It's fun making a new tag for it each month.  So this is my March tag.  It's a little busy and ecclectic for me but I went with it! :)  I also posted a couple of GREEN projects I've made in the past just for fun!  Have a great weekend everyone! 
Thanks for stopping by!