Paper Playtime Blog Hop

Hey there!  Today I want to share with you a fun blog hop that we are featuring at Paper Playtime.  The design team has created some amazing projects to share with you a long the hop so if you arrived here from Lynn of Boots and Bling Time  then you are right on track.  Otherwise you can start from the beginning here so you will be sure not to miss a  thing!  ***I have a surprised for one lucky winner so keep reading if you want that to be you!***

Make any type of project with any theme as long as it's a new project. 
Then be sure and HOP along to our Design Team's blogs leaving comments on each blog to be eligible to win our prize!

Our sponsor this challenge is CROP STOP! http://cropstop.com/

Crop Stop is sponsoring with a $15 Gift Certificate to their store! Check them out!  http://cropstop.com/

All you have to do to be eligible to win:
1) Be a FOLLOWER of Paper Playtime
2) Submit a NEW Project within our theme (no back links)
3) Leave a comment on each Design Team member's blog on their Paper Playtime Ch# 66 Blog Hop post

Here is the order of the blog hop:
  1. Mary - Cardz TV
  2. Sharon - Mee Mee's Creations
  3. Lynn - Boots and Bling Time
  4. Amy - Papertrails Leaver
  5. Heather - Princess' Paper Projects
  6. Maria - Joyful Stamper
  7. Janis - Pause Dream Enjoy

My project is an altered picture frame I created for Valentine's Day.  I was excited to break the paint out and get a little messy.  Try as I may, I always seem to get a little bit of paint on me.  Sigh.  I guess the kid in me always wins out.

I covered this in red paint and when it dried, I added a washed brown for aging purposes.  It's fun aging something besides myself.  LOL!  Okay but seriously.  Next I added a manilla tag with a black seam binding bow and added a handle.   I covered a Maya Road bird with sheet music and aged the edges with distress ink.  That's a vintage red label with a rub-on and a pearl flourish.  The black journalling bracket is from Mike's and I used my date stamp and paired a crochet red flower with a white heart button.  Easy right?  

I hope you will join us for the challenge!  ***As mentioned, I am offering a surprise give away for the hop.  Just leave me a comment and I will choose a winner next Monday!  Check back here to see if you are the lucky winner! ***
Now off to hop you go!  Please visit Heather to see what she's created for you!  


Love You Girl!

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you are having a great weekend!  I was fortunate to have Friday off and was hoping to accomplish so much more than I have thus far.  I think I hit a wall earlier in the week when I  caught  another cold and  now trying to rid my body of the aches, pains, sore throat, and running nose with various reliefs.  Hopefully it will pass soon. :-)
Today's card uses lots of techniques and a sweet image from Heather Ellis.  Our challenge at Sentimental Sunday's this week is dry embossing.  I have to admit I don't do this very often.  I have Big Red (old Sizzix) machine that I have to pull out for die cuts and I just don't like it.  Hubby bought me a Cricut a few years back but I told him I didn't need it and he returned it.  I know, what was I thinking?  I was thinking I wanted to wait till the market had developed and then I would invest in one.  Still waiting I guess.  Actually, I don't know where in the world I would store it.  I have limited space in my studio area.  Moving on...
I kept the colors really soft for this card by using My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Madison papers.  I dry embossed a piece of Coredinations whitewash card stock with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and then sanded it to allow the gorgeous pink to show through.  I punched several hearts and stitched them together with my machine at the bottom.  I die cut a Spellbinder's label to adhere the image on and then stamped a sentiment on a tiny strip of pattern paper and cut to make a pennant.  It is embellished with two pearls (love the softness) from Queen and Co. I thought it needed a little something for the top of the card so I added two photo corners from
my stash.

I did paper piece her dress with a subtle print also from My Mind's Eye. The image is Pure Innocence 16 and can be found here. Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a blessed Sunday!

Challenges I would like to enter my card in:
Allsorts: One or more Heart
Aud Sentiments: #46 Word Love
Card Cupids: Valentine's 
Cupcake Craft: #126 All You Need is Love
Fussy & Fancy: #55 Polka Dots
One Stitch at a Time: #98 Collab Use a Digi
Paper Sundaes: #05 Valentine
Stampin' Sister's in Christ: #124 Show Us Your Style
Stamptacular Sunday: #149 Diamonds/Pearls 
The Crafty Pad: #155 Show Some Love


Vintage Inspired Sympathy

A sympathy card I made with SRM Stickers sheet Wishing You Well #51016 .  I covered the card base with MME Lost & Found Madison Avenue pattern papers and added a ink distressed doily, punched circles, paper and crochet flower, with a small pink button tied with brown twine.  The lace trim is from Making Memories.

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Card Caravan Challenge: #11 Dies/Punches
Card Makin' Mama's: Something Old (lace)a
Crop Stop: #54 Vintage
Hotshot Craft: #3 Flowers
One Stitch at a Time: #97 Round and Round
Raise the Bar: #88 Circles

supplies used:
card base: Paper Studio
flowers: Recollections and Prima
doily: Wilton
twine: craft
button: Buttons Galore pink


Hugs and Kisses

Hey there!  Crazy busy here with lots going on but popping in real quick to share a fun Valentine card with you.  It's my card for Penny's challenge this week which is buttons and ribbon.  Two of my favorite items I use when making cards!

This little fellow is from Stampfairy and is called Toby's Love Notes.  Toby was colored with Copics and I paper pieced his tie and heart.  The heart is popped up with foam dots.  

I used mostly scraps of my WRMK's Love Struck for this card with lots of fun patterns.   I layered pink and white circles for Toby to sit.  I paired it with a satin red ribbon and some light blue buttons to complete the challenge.  
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cardpatterns: #148 Sketch
Crafter's Companion: #20 Love is in the Air
Crafty Creations: #153 Valentine
Creatalicious Challenges: #30 Love
Cupcake Craftroom: Anything Goes
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop: #6 Be My v\Valentine
Really Reasonable Ribbon: # 40 Valentine's Day
Scrapbook Sisters: #67 My Sweet Valentine

Supplies used:
cardstock/base" Paper Studio
pattern papers: WRMK Love Struck
digital image: Stampfairy 
ribbon: Michael's
buttons: craft supply
floss: DMC white
other: circle punch, scallop border punch foam dots, Copics


Oh my! I have more exciting news!

It's been really hard to not share this news.   I have been holding in for a bit now.   It is with great pleasure I can now tell you  that I am a member of the SRM Sticker's design team!

 Yes!  Can you believe it?  The announcement about the new design team can be found here and I will say you definitely want to pop over and check it out for a chance to win some cool product! 
I created this card as a celebration for my new design team and hope you like! 

I used SRM Sticker Happy New Year #52032 paired with Authentique's Free Bird series "Blush" papers.  The ribbon is from American Crafts.  Lots of vintage buttons used for this.  A little bit of zig zag stitching with natural thread. 
I am looking forward to working with the fabulous design team SRM Stickers has and can't wait to come back ans share loads more creations!  Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter my card into:
Authentique Paper: January Sketch
Corrosive Challenge: #140 Ring in the New Year
Crafty Catz: #115 Something New (papers)
Crafty Creations: #152 Something New (papers plus my old stomping ground!)
Divas by Design: #18 New Beginnings
Paper Cutz: #120 New Year
Paper Play: Week 12 in Stitches
Poodles Parlour: Buttons Up

God's Love

It's Monday and I get to share a new card for Paper Playtime with you today!  Our challenge is use a tag on your project with a stamped image.  I just bought this new set of stamps and was excited to use them!
I am adding this card to a challenge from Parables of a Crafter 52 Reverse Pub Challenge.

I used WRMK's papers (again) for this card and included a tag of course with a heart punch from Martha Stewart.  There are actually 5 different punches used for this card.  Can you spot them?  :-)  I was a roll.  The stamp set is from Clear Dollar Stamps.   I added a decorative border using a Lush paper for a little paper shake up after the stripe pattern.  I punched a scallop circle and tied a pink button to it with red baker's twine from Martha Stewart.  The tag was attached with foam dots for more depth.  The tiny butterfly is also a Martha Stewart punch that I added a few red rhinestones to.   The rhinestone brad was from Recollections. 
I hope you will join us in the latest challenge!

Challenges I would like to enter my card into:
Clearly Inspired: #43 Valentine's Day
Designed to Delight: Project with Heart
Fairy Tale: #32 Something New (stamp set)
Let's Ink It Up: #19 Use Stamp/Anything Goes
                                          Moving Along with the Times: #130 Spots/Stripes
One Stitch at a Time: #96 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too: #4 More than 2 layers

Supplies for card:
cardstock/base: Paper Studio
pattern papers: WRMK Love Struck
stamp: Clear Dollar Stamps
ink: Inkadinkado
twine: Martha Stewart
button: Dress It Up
rhinestone brad: Recollections
punches: lace heart, butterfly and scallop: Martha Stewart, bracket border: Ek Success, corner rounder: Creative Memories
other: foam dots


Brrr! It's Cold!

Happy Sunday to you!  Loving that I have a three day weekend to enjoy.  I hope you are doing something you love today!
No snow here in Virginia but it's cold enough for it.   I actually hope it holds off for the next week because we have a special birthday party on Saturday and that could throw a wrench into the plan. MY card for this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge of ribbons is this little fellow who is  making a huge snowball.  The digi is from Digi My World and can be found here.  I did paper piecing for his outfit and then colored his face and hair in with Copics.  Next I added flocking to the hat brim and the pom pom at the end of his hat.  The giant snowball was colored and then covered with glistening snow.  The sentiments are  SRM Stickers Winter 51009.  I love how transparent they are and never have issues with them peeling up.  The papers for this project were entirely from my scrap bucket/bag.  I started the base by stamping with  speckled dots in black and then added layers.  The snowflake trim is my Making Memories which I picked up years ago.  I tied silver Stampin' Up cord around that several times and tied a bow. 

Hope you will join us at Sentimental Sundays for the challenge!

Challenges I would like to enter my card into:
Aud Sentiments: #45 Any sentiment plus use only scraps
Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards: #4 Glitter Latte(snowball)
Creative Belli: #134 Snowflakes (trim is snowflakes)
DRS Designs: #7 Paper Piecing
Fussy & Fancy: Let It Snow
Scrapbook Sisters: Snow
Sisterhood of Scrappers: Let It Snow
Totally Papercrafts: #99 Spots & Stripes


Exciting News!

Tickled to share I was selected to be a part of Vintage Street Market's new design team!  I was completely overjoyed when I saw the email request inviting me to a part of this wonderful company!  I am still pinching myself.  :-)  Check out the list of ladies on the the team here.  Wow!
Thank you for letting me share my news and hope you come back to see my creations I shall be making very soon featuring their fabulous products! 

See you soon!


A sweetheart of a snowman and winner from blog hop

Happy Sunday!  Almost forgot to get this post up today!  Sorry about that, but sometimes the day gets away from me.  :-)
For Sentimental Sundays the new challenge is to use blue/snow/glitter.  It can be all or just one.  You get to decide.  I went with blue and glitter for this week's card.  This little fella can be found here at Bugaboo.  I colored him in with Copics, cut out with scissors, and used  my craft knife for inside areas .  Then he got a snow bath in glitter.  He's glistening with glitter.   Can snowmen be sassy?  He looks it a little with his hands on his hips.  But the red heart shows he's all love in my eyes so I paired him with WRMK's papers for a whimsical touch.  That's a SRM sticker at the top of his hat with a few rhinestones for accent.  At the bottom I did a little fussy cutting of a banner from the paper and popped it up a foam dot.  I guess you can't really snug with a snowman but he sure seems like a cuddly buddy in my opinion.  can you tell I like snowmen?  I tied a little twine with a button to finish it off. 

The winner from the blog hop is:
who is
Please email your address so I get this out to you!

I hope you will join us for the challenge!  I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursdays: #198 Anything Goes (new stamp)
Let's Craft and Create: #35 Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time: Use Embellishments
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbons: #39 Sparkle and Ribbon
The Paper Shelter: #45 Anything Goes

Supplies Used:
cardstock: Paper Studio
pattern paper: WRMK Love Struck
digi image: Bugaboo
sticker: SRM Stickers
glitter: Martha Stewart
rhinestones: Michael's
twine: Divine Twine in aqua
button:craft supply
other: corner rounder and circle punch


Joy Jar ♥

Happy Saturday to you!  I wanted to pop in and share an altered jar I re purposed today with lots of vintage items.. ***Warning- picture heavy!***  I sat down to work on this and was determined to complete it in under an hour but not even close.  I guess some days you have the creative flow and others not.  I tried many different items because I am trying to destash as much as possible.  This jar will be filled to the brim with lots of goodies for the recipient.  :-) 

I began this jar by cutting a strip of canvas that I stamped with various images from Pink Paislee and then sprayed with Delphinium Glimmer Mist. (See picture below for better detail) I added the fabric strip to a vintage piece of lace that I dyed orange but it never seemed to take the deep orange color I had hoped for.  I am glad now because it worked perfectly with this project.  :-)  I used a vintage button card  layered with a tiny piece of purple vinyl(also vintage)  and a fish image that was highlighted with a brass library bracket.  I tied a piece of Martha Stewart purple seam binding with brown twine and a white button. 

The thin flora and fauna strip of paper is from Making Memories.  It's wrapped around the middle of the canvas to create more dimension and add some printed texture.  I created the rosette from a vintage account ledger  I picked up in Paris this summer. 

I added a small gummed tab with the word "joy" cut out that was stapled to the vintage button card.  The velvet leaf is Making Memories and the printed flower is from Prima. 

The velvet leaf is Prima paired with a Recollections purple rose and two cream flowers. 
 For the jar top, I added a green ruffle trim around the edges and a punched a large scallop from a piece of Daisy d's paper I have long cherished.  I added a label that I stamped on the canvas.  I kept this simple to not take away from the jar front. 

I really love creating altered art pieces and especially love it when I can use vintage goodies!  Thank you for stopping by and having a great weekend!

Challenges I would like to enter my card in:
Berry 71 bleu: january altered something
Challenge Up Your Life: #60 BINGO flowers, lace, and purple
One Stop Craft: #164 Distressing and lace/ribbon/flowers
Simon Says Stamps and Show: Something Old and Something New (vintage supplies-ledger, purple vinyl, gummed tabs, and button card, something new: flowers, leaves, label, and canvas)


Penguin's are cool for national bird day

It's national bird day and I am sharing a cute little bird for our latest challenge at Penny's.   My  penguin is decked out with his party hat and banner to wish a happy birthday. 
I used the shaped penguin card and large sentiment from The Cutting Cafe.   Don't you love Regina's designs?  I sure do!  I did add the banner by hand cutting the flags and attaching them to a piece of floss.  Easy to recreate.  The sentiment is backed on a black piece of cardstock and then popped up with foam dots.  The papers are Authentique's from the Halloween line.  Just a few scraps I had laying around.

Challenges I would like to enter my card in:
Crafty Boots: Celebrations
Crafty Cardmakers: Use it 3 times (banner)
Cupcake Craftroom: Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays: #49 Something new (new digi file)
Ribbon Carousel Challenge: #34 Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle: Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge: #7 Use a Sentiment
Top Tip Tuesday: #67 Anything Goes


Sentimental Sundays Blog Hop with a giveaway!

We are back at Sentimental Sundays and are ready to start this new year with a big blog party that involves lots of amazing cards and prizes to be won!  You should have arrived here from Rachelle. If you didn't arrive from her blog and would like to join in the hop, please start at the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog.

My card for this week is clean and simple to create, otherwise referred to as CAS.  Need to make a card in a jiffy?  This card has simple cuts, basic supplies, and just 15  minutes of your time.

My card uses the adorable Pink Cat Studio image which I colored with Copics and then cut out.  The new Authentique Free Bird 6x6 series papers are so fun to use with cards since you don't need as much paper to create.  I cut a hounds tooth panel and rounded the two top corners.  Next I cut a strip of the mustard paper  and then paired with another strip in navy which I punched with the scallop border. ***don't have a border punch?  use decorative scissors to create your border***  A piece of grey twine was wrapped around  the navy and a large button was tied on.  Add your colored image with pop dots to the right side and then sentiment.    Done! 
Also, I have a little prize for one lucky commenter.  Just leave me a comment on this post for a chance to win this:
                          I will pick a winner next Sunday and announce here so be sure to check back!

We hope you will join in our “Anything Goes” (plus a sentiment) challenge this week. We have amazing sponsors and to make things a little more exciting, there are hidden prizes being offered by some of our design team members.

So make sure you make sure to visit each stop along the way and enter your comments.

Your next stop on the hop is Archana.  If you should happen to get lost along the way, you can find the blog hop list over at the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog. The hop ends on Saturday, January 7th at midnight EST. The winners will be announced on the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog on Tuesday, January 10th. So, hop on over to the next stop and good luck!

Thank you so much for stopping by.