40% off everything today only! {Happy Valentine’s Day!}

Let me be the first to wish you a happy Valentine’s Day! I love Valentine’s day, I always have, I mean what’s not to love? Also since it is February 14th that means that this (the shortest month of the year but in the North it feels like the longest!) is half over and I don’t know about you but I am ready for March to roar in and bring with it some spring! This has been the snowiest winter I can remember-and living in Maine that says something! Anyway, back to Valentine’s Day, here are some gifties for my peeps:

I wrapped the presents in this beautiful birdcage paper (dollar spot at target, it will be cheap tomorrow LOL!) and made some quick tags using my Cricut & SCAL software and the SVG files in the A Little Lovin set from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff….

Did I mention that EVERYTHING in my shop is 40% off today only!?! What are you waiting for? SHOP 🙂

I hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones, I can’t wait to see all of the lovely Valentines my kids will bring home from school today and I hope they enjoy the gifts from me…

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Patriotic fun for you & the kids!

Happy Canada day to all the Canadians out there and for all of the folks from the USA you still have a couple of days to prepare for the 4th. I made a patriotic card using my new Sweet Treats 2 stamps. I simply collaged the png files of the apple pie, cake plate, and pie slices (be sure the full pie is behind the cake place as the reflection bubbles are opaque) printed and colored with my copics. Did you know you can layer and resize png stamps in MS word or Open office, you can!

Stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, PP: DCWV, Markers: Copic, Word Art: Lettering Delights, Brad: Around the block

Now here is a fun project for the kids. I simply printed digital stamps from the Patriotic collection on cream cardstock, used a glue stick to adhere it to chipboard and cut it out with my Sizzix puzzle die. The kids can put together the puzzle, color it and play with it. A little extra 4th of July fun! And I am putting the patriotic collection on sale for 50% off so you can grab it for only $2.50!

The puzzles are easy to make and keep the kids entertained too!

These projects qualify for the following challenges: ABC, Cards, Gingersnap (shades of blue), One Stitch at a Time, Paper Makeup (party favor-puzzles), Practical Scrappers (border Punch), Artful Inkables (anything but a card w/ red, white, blue: puzzles), ColorQ and  Wee Memories.

Here is a look at the new Sweet Treats 2 set:

Ane here is a look at the Patriotic collection on sale 50% off!

OK, now for the freebie, I went strawberry picking this weekend and made jam so here is a lam label for you, click the pic to go to the larger pic and right click to download;)

Here is a useful jam lable for you! Shape font licensed from Clever Someday.

Now let’s see what the LSS DT is up to, we have a new full time member, let’s welcome Tracy Vinson to the team!

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Rebekah Doak

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Tracy Vinson

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Blow out the Candles!

Howdy! I made a new card with beautiful Birthday papers and clip art from lettering delights (get 60% off your order with coupon code: firecracker, hurry offer ends 7/9/2010!) I simply printed the paper, mat, sentiment and border together on cardstock then I cut it out with scallop scissors and glued it to a pink card base and added one of my new digital stamps from the Sweet Treats 2 collection from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff over the printed mat and I was good to go! Quick, cute and easy, gotta love it!

Digital Stamp: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Markers: Copic, Paper&Embellisments: Lettering Delights

I colored the cupcakes and cake stand with my Copics. The cool thing about the new Sweet Treats 2 set is that there are 3 empty covered cake plates that you can fill with whatever goodies you like including stamps from the set or any other digital or rubber stamp you have, it so versatile, the cupcake in the plate are actually from the Sweet Stuff set. It is a really fun set 😉

This card qualifies for the sketch challenge at Card Patterns.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Hop Shop Crop {3rd & Final day!}

This is it folks, the last day to save 50% in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop at MyGrafico, the last day to crop with us in the crop room and the last day to hop {well, our posts will stay up so you can return to them anytime and you have until next monday to sign up to win a free stamp set on my DT’s blogs.}

If you visit the crop room today you can get the 2 stamps I used in this card for free! Grab them as well as the other crop freebies today because tomorrow they will be gone!

Come crop with us and grab these free stamps!

I have had a blast in the crop Room this week, here is an easel card I made during the crop yesterday, My first! I used stamps from Tea-Riffic and paper from the Shabby Houndstooth kit:

This is fun and easy to make!

Look, it will fold flat to mail too! I put it inside the square petal envelope from Envelope Bonanza:

the size of the card is 6"x6", the envie is 6.5"x6.5" cut from a 12x12 paper

Now on to the hop, today we start with  Leanne Garner If you get lost along the hop you can return here for the master list of hoppers. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win free stamp sets. To get 2 chances on each blog post this fan badge on your blog and simple leave a second comment.

Leanne Garner

Erin Bailey

Rhonda Walker

Melissa Craig

Cassandra Cushman

Micki Harper

In case you missed any of the fab projects from the other hop days you can check them out now (you might need to scroll back a post or two on their blogs)

Tuesday hoppers:

Cheryl Gorka

Margie Visnick

Jennifer Bliss

Tamara Bennett

Karin Martin

Rebekah Doak

Wednesday Hoppers

Lisa Jurecek

Shannon Neparko

Tanya Johnson

Tracey Allen

Cindi Hooks

Thanks for stopping by, remember you have until Monday to leave comments to win, the 50% off sale and crop goes through tonight so what are you wanting for? Happy crafting!

Envelope and liner free template!

Here is a fancy envelope and liner that you can cut with your Cricut if You have Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) software:

Stamps: The Paper Co., Paper: DCWV, Around the block, Chatterbox, tool: Cricut and Scal Software

Stamps: The Paper Co., Paper: DCWV, Around the block, Chatterbox, tool: Cricut and Scal Software

This envelope can be re-sized however you like.  To re-size it  stretch it out to the size you need, see below. After you resize it turn it 45 degrees to make best use out of your scrapbook paper.

how to resize the envelope, the light blue area is the size it will be.

how to resize the envelope, the light blue area is the size it will be.

If you want a square envelope jut check the “keep proportion box and re-size as needed.  To get the liner to fit the envelope: Re-size the envelope and cut it, make sure it is the size you want. Measure the with of the folded envelope and subtract 1/4″ (or 1/2″ if you want more space around the liner to show), cut the liner at that width from scrap paper. Slip in in the envelop and see how it looks, if you are making a square envelope it should be perfect but if you are making a rectangle envelop you will need to shorten the liner from the bottom, just drag up the bottom arrow in scal to squash the liner a bit and cut it again. It should be perfect in a try or two ;). You can copy and paste the liner so you can get 4 to a page (let the strait end fall of the mat if you need to because the liner can be a bit shorter and still look the same. Save this file, if you are using scal2 you can save the envelop and line in one file, each on its own page, you can title it “fancyenvelope4x6” so you won’t have to measure it again. If using old scal just save both files separately 😉

Download the SVG envelope file here.

Download the SVG envelope liner here.

Download a printable envelope and liner here (overlapped on one file).

Download .png files (for use as a clipping mask with digital scrapbook paper), here is the envelope, here is the liner (be sure to download both files.)

Make these envelopes in seconds with your cricut!

Make these envelopes in seconds with your cricut!

Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

Cardvarks Challenge!

Have you heard of this fun blog?  I love it! When i have a bit of crafters block I can visit a challenge blog and look at my craft supplies with fresh eyes! The theme at cardvarks was fantasy so I used my Pretty Princess Digistamp collection to make this set:

Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Pattern Paper: Basic Grey, Cardstock: DCWV, Bag: Creative Cuts & More

Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Pattern Paper: Basic Grey, Cardstock: DCWV, Bag: Creative Cuts & More

The side gussets on this bag need to be folded before assembeling.

The side gussets on this bag need to be folded before assembeling.

The box is by Creative Cuts and More. This is a sturdy tuck and fold bag and it is a good thing I had two because I ripped the first one. Let me tell you how to make this bag without ripping it! As always the bag die cut from CC&M comes pre-scored but with this one you need to crease the gussets on the side inward before you fold the box together or it wont close tight and the closure tab on the front will rip off but as long as you pre-fold it you will be fine. I love it when there is a simple answer! I also folded the tabs on the bottom and side inward to make them fit though the slits then opened them up from the inside of the bag.

I used Caran Diache watercolor crayons and a Stampin Up blender pen for quick coloring!

I used Caran D'ache watercolor crayons and a Stampin Up blender pen for quick coloring!

To color the images I used watercolor crayons and a Stampin Up blender pen, I mention SU! because I have bought crappy blender pens elsewhere and the SU! ones are the only ones that seem to hold up! Since this is a water base medium I recommend heat setting the images before you begin to prevent the printer ink from smearing. I like the watercolor crayons on the smooth cardstock because they have a creamy consistency and don’t pill the paper when you use the blender pen. I used  a clear stamp from Inkadinkado to stamp the “believe” on the banner.

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I used my Cricut and Tags, Bags, Boxes & More to make the shaker bo Accent Essentails for the large scallop and Zoobaloo for the #3. The cupcake and library card stamp are also available in the shop.

Quilled flowers add texture to the page.

Quilled flowers add texture to the page.

I used my cricut quilled flowers on this page, to see my tutorial visit this post. Don’t forget I am still accepting applications for my design team, details here. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

And the big news is…

that I am opening a digital stamp store! I’ve already put in 10 designs and I have many more to add and I’m working on getting the shopping cart up and then I will share the link. I’m very excited! I have sold illustrations to a couple rubber stamp companies in the past so I have experience but I wanted people to have inexpensive access to my other designs. Since the products are digital there will be no shipping fees either! He are a couple quick cards made with my digi stamps:

The cupcake is a digi-stamp designed by me!

The cupcake is a digi-stamp designed by me!

The chick and egg image is also a digi-stamp of mine, you can download this digi-stamp below, enjoy!

The chick and egg image is also a digi-stamp of mine, you can download this digi-stamp below, enjoy!

You can never have too many cupcakes right? Another digi stamp design I will put in my shop!

You can never have too many cupcakes right? Another digi stamp design I will put in my shop!

To use digi stamps just print, color and attach it to a card or scrapbook page. As a thank you for visiting my blog you can get the Chick and Egg stamp for free here. I would love your feedback on the design and I’d like to see what you make with it. I will have some other freebies in a few days when I launch the store and will will have a design team call shortly for interested designers. Thanks for visiting my blog and until next time happy crafting!

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