Monday, February 28, 2011

Launch of the NEW Cool2Craft Newsletter !!!!

Craft Giveaway Alert! Spellbinders Grand Calibur

March 2011 Grand Calibur Giveaway Vertical Craft Giveaway Alert! Spellbinders Grand Calibur
This is so COOL!  Cool 2 Craft is giving away a Spellbinders Grand Calibur!
In celebration of the launch of the NEW Cool2Craft Newsletter at, Their giving away a Spellbinders Grand Calibur. If you have never seen the Grand Calibur in action – check out this cool video review by Terri O.
The Grand Calibur™ is the latest in Spellbinders™ line of innovative cutting machines. It is compatible with all Spellbinders die templates. The Grand Calibur accepts 8½ x 11” paper without trimming, as well as cuts or embosses up to 8⅛” wide with the turn of a handle. With an integrated handle design, and weighing only 10 pounds, the Grand Calibur is portable and convenient to use anywhere. It has a stability base that keeps the machine in place during use. Die cutting and embossing sandwiches are easy to stack with color coded plates. Using the same two-pass process as the Wizard™, (cut on one pass, emboss on the other) the Grand Calibur allows so many more die templates on the larger plates. Perfect for Grand Nestabilities®! Larger shapes offer endless possibilities for scrapbooking, school projects, mini albums and more! Compatible with Sizzlets, Cuttlebug, and Quickuts dies, as well as Cuttlebug Embossing Folders and Fiskars Texture Plates when used with the W-025 Raspberry Spacer Plate. A larger mat is in production.
Hurry! Hurry! Head on over to to enter this giveaway and learn how you can earn extra entries!
And while you are there, be sure to sign up for the Cool2Craft Newsletter. It’s the COOLEST!
Contest ends March 31, 2011. Winner will be announced on April 1, 2011.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Joan's Gardens Weekly Card Challenge

Card Challenge #7
Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #7....

• Use designer paper for your background
• Use no other stamping except for a sentiment and frame (such as a JustRite Stamp)
• Use all the embellishments you would like to use
• Use some kind of dimension on the card (such as a flower)

Well this is the first time I painted the insides of my embossing folder, I used papier opaque FolkArt paints, I guess it turned out ok. I based my colors on Gina K's Spotlight color challenge. I really love the colors that they are challenging this week!!

  • Cardstock Sweet mango, fog gray and Gina K Pure Luxury White
  • Pattern PaperScript Wash from The Attic Collection
  • StampsStamp TV Block Greetings by  Tami Mayberry
  • Color Mediumspapier opaque FolkArt paints, Stampin' up  Classic More Mustard
  • Tools – Martha Stewart branch punch; flower punch, embossing folder, and Spellbinder Deckled Mega Rectangles
  • Embellishmentsribbon, buttons
  • Techniques – brayer painting embossing folder, distressing, layering 
  • Themelove
  • Shapesswirls,square, rectangle and circle!!
 I am entering this card in the followin
Ooh La La Challenge -For Someone Special
Creative Inspirations Paint - Keep it Sweet and Simple
Little Claires - Anything Goes
Stampin' with the Dragon - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up - Ribbon
Totally Papercrafts - clean & simple

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Back to work!!

Sorry, I haven't had much time to blog, because I have been blog hopping!! It's a shame you can't make money out of blog hopping!!! I went to bed the other night and I felt like I was leaving comments in my dreams.
Oh well, I plan on making more projects soon, just wanted to let you know I am still here!!
See you here!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Digi Stamp Boutique


To be in with a chance of winning this super cute Easter digi image (being released on the website, 1st March), all you need to do is:
  • leave a comment
  • become a follower, if not already
  • post about the giveaway on your blog and link back to it.
If you don't have a blog, don't worry, just leave a comment with your full name only.
    This competition will close 28th February at 6pm (UK time), and the winners will be announced here on 1 March.
    So what are you waiting for!!!

    Saturday, February 5, 2011

    Woo Hooo!! I got some great news!!!

    Hi everyone, I have been playing catch up!! I'm trying to get my work done before I can tell you the great news I have!! Well that didn't work out because I'm still trying to catch up!!
    But I can wait any longer, here is the great news. I just got an offer to be on the design team for Let's Ink It Up!!
    There will be Two new teams and Two Challenges per month. (starting March 2011)
    Now to introduce the new DTs

    Here's are our teams
    Suzanne  (Team Leader and owner)
    TEAM B
    Claire -(Team Leader - Senior DT)
    Sharon P (this is me)
    We can't wait to get started, so make sure you come back for our first challenge with Team A on 6th March and see what inspiration the new DT has for you.
    Hope you are as excited as we all are.
    See you there!!!!

    Thursday, February 3, 2011

    Joan's Gardens #4 Weekly Card Challenge

    Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #4....
    1.  Use Yellow and Green for your colors
    2.  a piece of trim
    3.  a frame to call attention to your focal point
    4.  embossing

    Believe it or not the card stock I use is a peal Yellow from Bazzell!! In the picture it looks more like gold.
     I used my hero stamp of a daisy and embossed it with green embossing powder
    from The Powder Keg. I added the diamonds on the corners, they wore the leftover pop outs of my lotus die cut from Spellbinders and the buterfly stamp came from Gina K stamps from stampTV.
    The Sweet Stop has a new challenge and I decided to use the sketch that they provided. When I saw this sketch, I fell in love with it!!! Isn't it an awesome sketch!!

    I am entering this card in the following Challenges!!
    Gingerloft - Things that fly
    Anything Goes  - butterflies
    Stamptacular Sunday - Whateva (Anything Goes)
    ABC Challenge - (2W, C5) - "N" is for nesties
    Totally Gorjuss - As you like it
    The Rubber Cafe - Glitter and Shine