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Thursday, April 22, 2010

On Vacation!!!!

Yeppers.......I'm on my way to an AMAZING 10 day vacation in Miami and a Caribbean cruise!!!!! So, while I'm sailing on the Carnival Liberty I won't be posting here. Web access is WAY expensive on the ship, and I'd rather spend that money on some crazy drink of the day while lounging by the pool.
I'll be bringing back sunshine and warm weather with me hopefully. I will see you all on the flip side in May!
Until then...happy stamping!
Shannon

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Royal Tuesday Blog Hop!!!!

Happy Tuesday!!!!!! Today's QKD Royal hop starts at the QKD blog, so swing back over there so you don't miss anything.

This week's challenge was a color challenge using blue, brown and white along with the older QKD stamps. So, instead of creating a new card (I'm scrambling to get set for my vacay on Thursday) I picked out a few of my older cards to showcase.





The next stop on the hop is Alex's blog!!!

Have you guessed the secret that Vicki has been keeping? Until the reveal, why don't you head over for some shopping at the store for some AMAZING bargins!!!!


Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Etsy #84 - Cose Dolci

Happy Saturday!!!!! It's time for this week's Etsy Inspired Challenge.

This week's store is Cose Dolci and I used this super cute felt bowl as my inspiration piece. I've been wanting to use this Bloomin Pots image from Stamping Bella for awhile and this seemed like the perfect opportunity! I colored it with Prismacolor pencils blending with OMS. I then added some ultra fine glitter (which I'm sure is all over me now) and Crystal Effects on the vases.

So along with this great shop, we also have another fabulous sponsor this week! The Caffinated Cropper has just started selling wonderful and unique paper crafting kits. This month's kit is called 'With a Cherry on Top' and it is delicious! :) Amy, the owner, is super sweet herself and has some great companies and designers contributing to her kits. This month's kit includes some great digital stamps from Lindsay Spencer which I love because you can use them even after all your paper crafting goodies are long gone...plus they are super cute! Also included are some fabulous Stickerz from EAD Designs. Click HERE to check out the list of ALL the items that are included in 'With a Cherry on Top'. Amy will be giving this week's winner a mini version of the kit!

So now that I know you are ready to play...
- Check out Cose Dolci and find an item that inspires you...feel free to look through her sold section too.
- Create a project of your own based off the inspiration and link it up using Mr. Linky by Friday, April 23rd at noon PST.

Everyone will be entered into a random drawing to win. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword EIC84. And please remember to give credit to the shop that you found your inspiration from.



Now go be Etsy Inspired!

Swing by the rest of the design team blogs for more inspiration!!!


Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog -- Link your creation here
Ashley Newell
Heather Schlatter
Jackie Bowman -- taking some time off
Joy Stagg
Kerry Angeles
Emily Niehaus
De Swanick
and our April Guest Designers.....
Lori Roop
Savannah O'Gwynn

Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Royal Tuesday Blog Hop!!!!

Happy Tuesday!!!!!! Today's QKD Royal hop starts at the QKD blog, so swing back over there so you don't miss anything. We're featuring the release stamps again this week and it's been such fun working with this new WIS kit.

This week's challenge was to create a card using this sketch.....


and my computer decided to like me this week, so I was able to change up the sketch a bit to work with the image from the April WIS kit.

I colored her with Prismacolor pencils blended with OMS. I then added Diamond Stickles to her top and tail.

The next stop on the hop is Alex's blog!!!

Don't forget......HUGE sale going on at the store right now.....including a free grab bag with every $30 purchase.

Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Happy Spring Blog Hop!!!!

Hi!!!!!! Guess what???? It's time for a fun hop with the GKD team and the "Happy Spring" stamp kit.

I had a great time designing this card using the fun spring colors of Pure Luxury cardstock and pairing it with the fun water pump image. I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils blending with OMS. Then I added clear glaze pen to the water and little glaze pen flowers around the rocks.


Several designers are joining together to share even more samples for the Happy Spring stamp set. Please visit the following blogs for their projects:





The free card kit will be available with every purchase of the Happy Spring stamp set until Thursday, April 22nd at 10pm when the new card kit stamp set is released! Be sure to take advantage of the freebie while it's available!



Also, remember to enter your project for GinaK's Illustrator Challenge by Monday April 12th at 8pm! We can't wait to see who the next Guest designer will be for April's release!


Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Etsy #83 - The Mouse Market


Happy Saturday!!!! Time for this week's Etsy Inspired Challenge. This week's store is the oh-so-adorable The Mouse Market. They specialize in miniatures for jewelry and dollhouses. I swear the stuff looks so real you'd think it was full size and ready to be served at your next family gathering....or just dinner tonight.

I picked this set of cappuccinos as my inspiration for my card using Flourishes' "Coffee With Friends" set.

If you would like some of these fabulous miniatures, The Mouse Market is offering 15% off your purchase (not including shipping) now through April 30, 2010, when you enter the code HUGAMOUSE in the message to seller box on the Etsy order screen. The discount amount will be refunded via Paypal.

Our sponsor this week is Paper Maniac - The Place for Passionate Papercrafters! They offer a complete line of Tim Holtz products and Copic Markers along with a ton of other great crafting goodies. And make sure to mark your calendars for their upcoming online garage sale starting May 19th!


Okay...now I know you all want to play along for your chance at these wonderful goodies! So head on over to The Mouse Market and find an item that inspires you. Create an amazing project of your own and link it up to the Etsy Inspired post using Mr. Linky by Friday, April 16th at noon PST.

Everyone will be entered into a random drawing to win. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword EIC83. And please remember to give credit to the shop that you found your inspiration from.


Now go be Etsy Inspired!

Swing by the rest of the design team blogs for more inspiration!!!


Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog -- Link your creation here
Ashley Newell
Heather Schlatter
Jackie Bowman
Joy Stagg
Kerry Angeles
Emily Niehaus
De Swanick
and our April Guest Designers.....
Lori Roop
Savannah O'Gwynn

Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Royal Tuesday Blog Hop....Release Week!!!!!

Happy Tuesday!!!!!! Today's QKD Royal hop starts at the QKD blog, so swing back over there so you don't miss anything.

This week's challenge was to create a card using this sketch.....


but since my computer was hating me last night, my project featuring the WIS kit will be up later tonight when I get home....if my computer decides it likes me today.


The next stop on the hop is Alex's blog!!!

Don't forget......it's a release week so all the new stamps will be available in the store on Wednesday.




Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Etsy Inspired #82 - Until It Ends Studio


Happy Saturday!!!! It's time for this week's Ety Inspired challenge. This week's store is Until It Ends Studio. They create some really unique jewelry pieces that would be perfect for the gamer in your life.


I picked this piece as my inspiration for my card. Although I'm not real thrilled with how it turned out. It just doesn't have the pop in person that it did in my head before I made it last night. then i stared at it some more this morning trying to figure out where I went wrong....and ended up just going with it as it. To create it I used a stamp set from our sponsor this week My Favorite Things "Branched Out". As well as some tiny rhinestone adornments.


And I know you are going to want to be sure to participate this week because we have a fabulous sponsor...My Favorite Things! And they will be giving the lucky winner a wonderful prize!

The prize will include 3 stamp sets (Thinking of Hoo, Who's That Chocoholic, & Love at First Sight) and some yummy ribbon too!


Okay...now I know you all want to play along for your chance at some fabulous MFT goodies! So head on over to Until It Ends Studios and find an item that inspires you. Create an amazing project of your own and link it up by Friday, April 9th at noon PST.

Everyone will be entered into a random drawing to win. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword EIC82. And please remember to give credit to the shop that you found your inspiration from.


Now go be Etsy Inspired!

Swing by the rest of the design team blogs for more inspiration!!!


Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog -- Link your creation here
Ashley Newell
Heather Schlatter
Jackie Bowman
Joy Stagg
Kerry Angeles
Emily Niehaus
De Swanick
and our April Guest Designers.....
Lori Roop
Savannah O'Gwynn

Happy Stamping,
Shannon