Monday, August 30, 2010

HHF Pepsi Refresh push

We REALLY ARE AT #1 RIGHT NOW!!!!! I have goosebumps on my goosebumps. You are part of creating a miracle! Please keep up the momentum. Our competition is stiff. We have to stay at #1 or #2 until midnight on Tuesday. I just talked to Lori, and she said this will pay for half of the needed toxicology studies. We're going to make it!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Text 101885 to 73774


Friday, August 20, 2010

Our Craft Lounge Blog Candy {No Peeking}

Hello - I am showing the Our Craft Lounge Sketch Challenge 27 for today's blog hop/blog candy give away. Here is the sketch:
This is the card which I created with it (using Kraft, celery, artichoke, red and white cardstock). Punched snowflakes with stickles, a celery button and some red polkadot ribbon complete the card. Main image (tag) is colored with copic markers, bling'd up with stickles.

Here is the set which is being given away on my blog (thanks to Our Craft Lounge for their generous donation):

Blog Candy Drawing
– The blog candy will begin today (Friday, August 20 at 3 am EST) and
will promptly end on Sunday, August 22nd at Noon Pacific time/3pm Eastern.

Winners will be chosen randomly; however, one person can only win one set and you need to include contact information (or be signed in) when you leave a comment.

In your comment, Please let me know - what was the most EMBARRASSING gift you ever received?

stamps: Our Craft Lounge {No Peeking}
ink: black
paper: kraft, red, white, celery, artichoke
misc: ribbon, stickles, snowflake punch, button

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Our Craft Lounge Blog Hop {Merry Moose}

It's still 80* in NY, yet I am making holiday cards! What am I thinking? I am thinking Blog Hop Baby! This card is made with one of the newest sets by Our Craft Lounge, called Merry Moose! It's so stinkin cute, this set!

This 5x5 card is layered with celery and red, both dry pressure embossed (swiss dots and snowflake folders). The button is in celery with a red ribbon and rustic thread. The main image is stamped on white and colored with copics. There are stickles on the snowbanks. I even created icicles with stickles on the sign.

stamps: Merry Moose (Our Craft Lounge)
paper: celery, red, white
ink: black, copics
misc: ribbon, button (celery), rustic thread, dry pressure embossing folders


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Our Craft Lounge Blog Hop {Penguin Fun}

Welcome to the Penguin Fun sneak peek from Our Craft Lounge! I love the new sets that are coming out this release! The Penguin Fun set is simply adorable!

I created a simple card with the penguin set - using some fun polka dot paper! I added a few punched snowflakes, which are covered with dabs of stickles. I also added some stickles to the snowbank and the snowballs. Penguin colored with copics.

I also created a simple holiday gift. I love keeping candles around the house (I got a two pack of some nicely scented candles at Target). I simply wrapped some designer paper around the glass container, then added a strip of wide white organza ribbon. I punched the stamped sentiment out with an oval punch and layered on a piece of oval punched celery. I added some punched snowflakes (with small buttons in the center) and dazzled the snowflakes with stickles.

This is an easy 5 minute creation which is so cute to give as a hostess gift for those last minute holiday cocktail parties. Keep a few candles on hand in your craft room for those quick, easy presents.

The back has the big , beautiful bow! Fun and simple!

card & candle
stamps: Penguin Fun (Our Craft Lounge)
paper: designer paper (SU!, retired), white, celery, pomegranate
ink: black, copics
misc: (card - snowflake punch, stickles) (candle - ribbon, snowflake punch, buttons (PTI), stickles)

Hop on over to these blogs to see more of the sneak peeks! And not only is there EYE CANDY, there is BLOG CANDY! Blog candy runs from today (8/18) through Sunday, August 22nd (3pm Eastern time). You may leave 1 comment per day on each blog listed in our sneak peeks and blog hop. Make sure you are signed in or leave contact information. If we can't get in touch with you, you won't be eligible to win. Also, each person will only be eligible to win one set.

Here are the eligible blogs TODAY!

Amber Hillman
Beth Silaika (that's me!)
Bev Gerard
Broni Holcombe
Cambria Turnbow
Charmaine Ikach
Cindy Lawrence
Deb Felts
Debbie Corbari
Deborah Anton
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Holly McMillen
Jeanne Streiff
Joy Kennedy
Kendra Wietstock
Kisa Peters
Lori McAree
Michelle Fowler
Pam Hooten
Terri Thill

More information at The Lounge, including a list of retailers where you can shop! Well what are you waiting for? START HOPPIN!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Birthday - Get to the point!

I found the photos while transferring all my pictures to my external hard drive and thought I would share it. I made this fun card for a friend who celebrated his 40th birthday LATE - 2 years late. You see - the card is for Hannah's dad - and the big birthday bash was belated because his daughter was diagnosed with GAN that week. Life got put on hold and he and his wife decided to start Hannah's Hope Fund and find a cure for the disease which is slowly robbing his daughter of her ability to live....

Fast forward to this Spring - we celebrated the fact that our local community has rallied around Miss Hannah and raised millions of dollars. They have gone from a death sentence for this adorable little girl to knowing that within the next year - there WILL be a CLINICAL TRIAL for Hannah and the dozens of children like her effected with GAN. Here is Hannah with my son, Xavier, at the Hope & Love Ball this past year.
And here is the card which I made for Matt, Hannah's dad, when we finally celebrated his birthday!

This card was fairly simple and clean - some buttons, some stamped images from Get To The Point and Get To The Point Sentiments. I stamped the arrow in tempting turquoise. The sentiment is stamped in black ink - the number 2 in celery ink and the U in pumpkin. The designer paper (larger oval) is DCWV.

You can help Hannah -- for FREE!~ HANNAH'S HOPE FUND {PEPSI REFRESH EVERYTHING CHALLENGE} is underway right now. Hannah's Hope Fund is eligible for a $250k grant from Pepsi!

The money will help put Hannah closer to clinical trials.

You can vote SEVERAL times a day - please take a moment to vote - you can even TEXT in your vote 101885 to PEPSI (73774)....

stamps: Get To The Point, Get To The Point Sentiments
paper: celery, white, designer paper, turquoise
ink: turquoise, pumpkin, celery, black
misc: buttons, punches, dimensionals

Saturday, August 14, 2010

FS184: CAKath

Here is a card which I made based on CAKath's card {wall of Daisies}....

changes are - colors, stamp set - removed pearls from side, added ribbon to main image instead of corner.

I used my new stamp set Been Boo'd, being released tonight from Papertrey Ink. I used a kraft base, stamped the stars in black on pumpkin cardstock, layered it on black, added the wide gingham ribbon. I stamped the star with black ink on pumpkin, punched it out (it fits in the star punch), then added a button to the star. I edged the star with some stickles to give it some bling!

stamps: Been Boo'd (Papertrey Ink)
ink: black
paper: black, kraft, pumpkin
misc: gingham wide ribbon, star punch, button (PTI), rustic thread, dimensional (under star), 5 in one cutter (edge), stickles

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sneak Peek: Been Boo'd! {take out box}

Here is a fun way to boo your friends, teachers, or co-workers. I found these miniature take out boxes in Kraft. I simply stamped on the outside of the take-out box. I placed my hand inside the take out box to create the flat surface and applied pressure with my hand against the stamp to make sure there was even coverage. Be careful to wait a few moments when you stamp on these take out containers, as they have a coating on them, so they take a little while to dry.
There is just some ribbon tied on the handle and a small sentiment banner attached to the handle. I stamped the sentiment and small bat on the pumpkin cardstock and folded it over, added some adhesive and attached it to the handle.

I was able to fill this take out box with my FAVORITE candy - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!!! These are the miniature you can stuff a bunch in there! YUM!

Wouldn't this just make someone's day? I may put this on Todd's desk at work!
stamps: Been Boo'd {Papertrey Ink, available August 15}
ink: black
paper: pumpkin
misc: ribbon (PTI), miniature take out box (kraft)

Don't forget - Hannah's Hope Fund is still in the running for a Pepsi Refresh Everything Grant!

Text* 101885 to
Pepsi (73774)
*Standard text messaging rates apply.

or click here!

Thank you!

Sneak Peek: Been Boo'd! {trick or treat}

Here is a festively fun card which I created with the Been Boo'd set (available August 15). I used pumpkin and artichoke ink on the pumpkin, punched it out with the circle punch and layered it on a scalloped circle. There is a scrap of swiss dots, dry pressure embossed artichoke, layered atop some true black cardstock.

It's a simple, fun layout! The corners of the bottom of the card are rounded. Finished size 4.5 x 4.5 inches.

stamps: Been Boo'd {Papertrey Ink, available August 15}
ink: pumpkin, artichoke
paper: pumpkin, artichoke, white, black (PTI)
misc: circle and scalloped circle punch (SU!), ribbon (PTI), swiss dots embossing folder, corner rounder

Hop on over to Michelle Wooderson's blog to see her goodies with Friendship Jar Fall Fillers.

Alli Miles is featuring more eye candy using Gobble, Gobble & Take Three: Fall.

Heather Nichols is creating idease with her sets: Falling Leaves & Fillable Frames #7.

Tiffany Pastor is featuring more projects with her Embellishments set.

Dawn McVey is showcasing the latest Color Couture additions.

and of course Nichole is just creating incredible designs on her blog

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sneak Peek: Been Boo'd! {boo kit}

You've been BOO'd!

What is BOO-ing? It's a fun neighborhood tradition that takes place in neighborhoods all over the country. It is the autumn version of "Secret Santa": secretly leaving small gift bags or BOO baskets, BOO instructions and a BOO SIGN at a neighbor's door. In turn, the neighbor is asked to BOO two others, leading to a chain reaction--and Halloween fun.

Accompanying the Boo-Gram is a collection of goodies, determined by the giver. The goodies may vary from small Halloween treats (candy, decorations and toys). The magic of these Boo-Grams is the reciprocation of this gift! It is expected that when you are "Boo'd", you must turn around and quickly "Boo" 2 other neighbors as well!

The possibilities for creating Boo Kits are endless, and now they can be 100% Papertrey!

Here is a fun BOO kit which I designed!

My daughter, Karen, loves to take my copic markers and make stickers with them with Avery address labels. She places the stickers, punched out with circle punches on the back of her cards. It gave me a great idea for some candy wraps for a Boo Kit.

First start out with some markers and some Avery address labels....color your light color first

Add some darker ink to the edges of the label...

Go back and add some ink to blend in the colors....

I used the star cluster stamp which fits perfectly in an Avery Address label with the True black ink.

Look how nice and clean that black pops against the copic background on the label.

Using clear acrylic stamps allows you to stamp several labels at once....

doesn't that look nice?

Simply peel the label off the sheet and wrap them around Hershey's Nuggets.

Look how adorable these are....these make a great addition to your boo kit!

I created a candle to go in the kit. I found an expensive Pumpkin Spice candle and wrapped the outside of the candle with designer paper and then added some stars (stamped in terracotta tile and summer sun) with buttons. I created a simple tag and added some terracotta ribbon and rustic thread. Very simple and festive for the Autumn season! The tag reads "ghostly greetings".
You can use any type of container to put your goodies in. I used a simple kraft bag, stamped with some of the fun stamps from Been Boo'd. I used some ribbon on the handle and stuffed the bag with some white tissue paper spritzed with copper and graphite glimmer mist.

Here is a close up of the tag. I love this little ghost, but he looks a little friendlier with a cute little witch hat. The hat and ghost are both stamped on stampers select white with true black ink. I used some stickles on the edge of the hat and ghost. I added some copics to the edges of the ghost to give it some definition.

The reverse of the tag has the Boo Poem, which is also part of the Been Boo'd set. It is great to have this, because you need to include a few copies of this poem in your kit.
Daring players attempt to "Boo" their neighbors in the broad daylight or early evening hours, as it increases the possibility of getting caught... those familiar with the famous "doorbell ditch" prank of their childhood years will be happy to know that this tradition lives on, though the recipient gets a fun gift in the process.

Many neighborhoods start in early October, however the common time to start seeing "Boo-Grams" is a couple of weeks before Halloween. With this new set from Papertrey, you don't have to wait for someone to "Boo" you! Now you can start the tradition in your neighborhood... you'll be surprised how quickly the excitement spreads around the neighborhood!

Ready? Set? BOO!

Wrapped candy:
stamps: Been Boo'd (Papertrey Ink, available August 15)
ink: black, copic markers (various oranges and dark yellows)
misc: avery address labels and Hershey's nuggets

Ghostly Greetings Candle:
stamps: Been Boo'd (Papertrey Ink, available August 15)
ink: terracotta tile, summer sun
paper: white, designer paper (DCWV stack)
misc: star punch, buttons (PTI), candle

Boo Kit Bag:
stamps: Been Boo'd (Papertrey Ink, available August 15)
ink: black
misc: kraft gift bag, ribbon (PTI), tissue paper, copper and graphite glimmer mist

Boo Tag:
stamps: Been Boo'd (Papertrey Ink, available August 15)
ink: black
paper: Kraft, white, terracotta tile
misc: ribbon (PTI), circle punch, rustic thread, stickles, dimensionals

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sneak Peek: Been Boo'd {spooktacular}

Welcome to day three of the Been Boo'd sneak peeks! I just *LOVE* the way this card came out!

It is so clean and fun! I used a piece of Kraft for the base, added some pumpkin and used versamark with the star background. The moon is stamped with the vintage cream and the star, sentiment and the bats in the black ink. Some black buttons with the rustic thread through them on each side of the sentiment. I used some rustic thread on the orange button, but I colored it with a copic black marker to make it really pop~! A little piercing along the edge of the pumpkin gives it a fun look, don't you think?

Tomorrow I am going to show the Boo Kit that I put together! FUN STUFF! Be sure to check out the other blogs for more sneak peeks of the August Papertrey Releases. Nichole is sure to wow! Check out her blog {here}

stamps: Been Boo'd, available August 15 {Papertrey Ink}
paper: kraft, pumpkin, white {papertrey ink}
ink: versamark, black, cream {papertrey ink}
misc: star punch, buttons, rustic thread, copic, dimensional (under star), paper piercing


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