Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Weekly Deals March 17 through March 23, 2015

Just a quick post to let you know the Weekly Deals.  These will be available from March 17 through March 23, 2015.


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Happy Shopping,
Belinda

Framed Thoughts of You with Cuttlebug Mania

Happy Tuesday!
It’s Cuttlebug Mania time !!!  I can’t believe it has been two weeks since the last Cuttlebug Mania challenge.  This week our theme is “Freeze Frame” – use a frame or make a frame (basically any shape with the middle removed to simulate a frame).  Join in on the fun we would love to see your creation.   
Challenge – Freeze Frame

Use a frame or make a frame (basically any shape with the middle removed to simulate a frame).
For a chance at winning an awesome prize,
link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks (March 17 through March 30, 2015). 
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug!
Challenge guidelines:
 Max 3 entries per person
You can use any manual (not electric) die-cutting/embossing machine,
dies or embossing folders to enter our challenges. 
Please tell us what products you've used in your post!!!

Our sponsor this challenge is:

I knew that I wanted to use either my Circle or Square Collection Framelit Dies for this project.  The Squares won.  After much play I decided to connect my frames together for an ‘artsy’ look.  I used the Brights Collection as my color range.  I am pleased with the outcome.



Here are the details (all products Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated):
Stamp sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  Square Collection Framelit Dies and 2-Way Glue Pen

Now it is your turn to join in on the fun.  You have until March 30, 2015

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Have a wonderful day!

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Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda 
 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hello Crafters,

Just a quick post to let you know of the Weekly Deals for March 3 through March 9, 2015.  If you loving making/preparing gift items this is the week to stock up on boxes, gusseted cello bags and more.

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Blessings and Happy Crafting (and Shopping),
Belinda

Shades of St. Patrick with Cuttlebug Mania

Happy Tuesday!
It’s Cuttlebug Mania time !!!  This week our theme is “Green with Envy” – monochromatic green (shades of green with white or cream or black).  So join in on the fun with your favorite manual die-cutting and/or embossing tools to create a terrific project. 
Challenge – Green with Envy

Monochromatic green (shades of green with white or cream or black)
For a chance at winning an awesome prize,
link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks (March 3 through March 16, 2015). 
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug!
Challenge guidelines:
Max 3 entries per person
You can use any manual (not electric) die-cutting/embossing machine,
dies or embossing folders to enter our challenges.
Please tell us what products you've used in your post!!!

Our sponsor this challenge is:
Crafty Sentiments Designs
http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/
 Prize will be 3 digis of choice to the winner!!

I pulled out my Garden Green ink, mounted my ‘swoosh’ from Work of Art and began stamping.  This is certainly a clean and simple design.  The ‘swoosh’ makes quick work of stamping.  To add more emphasis to the top layer I ran my edges over the top of my stamp pad for a 'edgy' effect.  For my manual die-cutting element I cut out a banner with Itty Bitty Banners, stamped my greeting with Teeny Tiny Wishes added a bit of Baker’s Twine and added a little dimension with dimensionals.  I really like the effect of this quick and simple card.   


 
Here are the details (all products Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated):
Stamp sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes and Work of Ark
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  Garden Green
Misc:  Bitty Banner Framelits, Tangerine Tango Baker’s Twine and Stampin’ Dimensionals

Now it is your turn to join in on the fun.  You have until March 16, 2015 to link up your creation.


Have a wonderful day!
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·       2015 Sale-a-Bration Catalog, click HERE
·       Weekly Deals through March 9, 2015, click HERE

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda 


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Friday, February 27, 2015

Abloom with Birthday Wishes

Me again,
I wanted to share another cutie made with my new Hello You Thinlits.  I am really loving these new tools … so much fun!


Here are the details (all products Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated):
Stamp sets: Crazy About You
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White and All Abloom DSP Stack
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Misc:  Circles Collection Framelits, Hello You Thinlits and Stampin’ Dimensionals

This card is entered in the following challenges:








Have a wonderful day!
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·       2015 Sale-a-Bration Catalog, click HERE
·       Weekly Deals through March 2, 2015, click HERE

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda


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Hello Sunshine

Happy Friday!
It’s snowing!!!  The snow started around 9 AM and is going strong.  It was so heavy that I couldn’t see my neighbor’s house across the street.  Thank goodness I and my loved ones are all home safe and sound.  Hopefully, DH will not have to drive tonight as we are expecting rain, freezing rain and sleet. 

Since I am snowed in I decided to play at the craft table for a while.  Although it is bright outside I am wishing for sunshine … and warmth … hence the card.


I played around with my new Hello You Thinlits.  They add such an impact for so little effort.  I measured each thinlit to get exact amount of paper needed to cut out each phrase.  Here are the results:
     Happy – 2” x 4.5”                    Hello – 2” x 3.5”
     Thanks – 2” x 5”                     You – 2” x 3”
Here are the details (all products Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated):
Stamp sets: Crazy About You
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White and All Abloom DSP Stack
Ink:  Strawberry Slush
Misc:  Circles Collection Framelits, Hello You Thinlits and Stampin’ Dimensionals

This card is entered in the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant - TPE287 - Anything Goes

Have a wonderful day!
·       2015 Occasions Catalog, click HERE
·       2015 Sale-a-Bration Catalog, click HERE
·       Weekly Deals through March 2, 2015, click HERE

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sailing Away with Cuttlebug Mania

Happy Tuesday!
If it’s Tuesday it is time for more Cuttlebug Mania!!!  This week our theme is “Down by the Sea” – Lighthouses, boats, beaches.  So join in on the fun with your favorite manual die-cutting and/or embossing tools to create a terrific project. 
Challenge – Down by the Sea
(anything with lighthouses, boats or beaches)
For a chance at winning an awesome prize,
link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks (February 17 through March 2, 2015). 
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug!
Challenge guidelines:
 Max 3 entries per person
You can use any manual (not electric) die-cutting/embossing machine,
dies or embossing folders to enter our challenges. 
Please tell us what products you've used in your post!!!

Our sponsor this challenge is:
KennyK Downloads
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I dug around in my stash and found a very old sticker of a sailboat at sea.  It looks like this bear could be off Cape Cod or somewhere along the west coast enjoying a lovely day of sailing. 



Here’s a pic of the opened card.


Here are the details (all products Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated):
Stamp sets: Just Saying by Cardz TV Stamps
Paper:  Pool Party, Whisper White and Wild Wasabi
Ink:  Island Indigo
Misc:  Squares Collection Framelits, Dazzling Details, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL, D’Vine Swirls EF by Cuttlebug and sticker from stash

Now it is your turn to join in on the fun.  You have until March 2, 2015.

This card is entered in the following challenges: 
Creative Corner Challenges - Kiddy Fun
Have a wonderful day!
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·       Weekly Deals through February 23, 2015, click HERE

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pray without ceasing

It's me again!

I have another page to share from my Scripture Art Journal.  This week our verse was 1 Thessalonians 5:17 ... "Pray without ceasing."  I love this verse.  It tells us what we are to be doing with our time ... very to the point.


This font is handwritten.  I had a terrible time with the pen on this one, but that is all part of it being and art journal ... to show your progress along the way.

Items used were:
Stamp set:  Work of Art
Ink:  Strawberry Slush and Tempting Turquoise
Pen:  Bic Black 1.6mm

The inks used were TOO bright with the first stamping, so I stamped off on scratch paper first and then applied to the journal page.  I really like the effect. 

I love how the Work of Art swoosh can be used to make a circle.  This kind of looks like a Wedding Ring Quilt and shows the benefits of a prayer group with the unbroken chain of prayers.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Please leave a message so I know you where here for a visit.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Friday, February 13, 2015

Trust in the LORD ...

Hello again Crafters,

I finally got photos of my latest pages in my Scripture Art Journal.  Here is my page for with week of January 11, 2015.

 
I used many different fonts on this week's entry.  I really don't draw very well, but do enjoy working with fonts.  All fonts on this page were hand written or drawn by me with the exception of the ampersand, that is a stamp as is the smaller heart.

This verse is one of my favorites and have had this one memorized for quite a while.  If you are interested in this sort of thing, please join us.  On Facebook search for Hide His Word in My HeART, and request to join.  One of the admins will take care of you very quickly.  One thing about this group is that there are some prayer warriors in this group and we pray for each other.  Maymay has a wonderful outreach with this group. 

Products used on this page are:
Stamp sets:  Perfect Pennants (heart) and You + Me (ampersand)
Ink:  Crumb Cake and Real Red
Markers:  Stampin' Write Markers (Baked Brown Sugar in the 2013-2015 In Color set) and Zig Memory Systems Markers
Colored Pencils:  Crayola 24 set

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Please leave a comment so I know that you have stopped by.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Be Mine, Valentine

Happy Friday,
Wow, where has this week gone.  I have not gotten much done this week.  Have had a low grade fever for most of the week and just a bit under the weather.  All will be will soon.  Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and I have a few Valentines to make for my loved ones.  I had great fun with the Retro Sketches sketch this week. … am going to get this one in under the wire … maybe!  Here is a picture of the outside of my card.



The stamps used on this card are from My Paper Pumpkin January Kit – “Filled with Love.”  This is a very versatile little kit.  I used half of the kit to make treats for my Monday Bible Study Fellowship classmates and then this card.  I am hoping to use more of the supplies on another card or two.  The stamp set is just too cute.  If you are interested In a Paper Pumpkin kit of your own click HERE to sign up for your very own surprise each and every month.  It is just $19.95/month and arrives each month for a 30 minute crafting respite. 
Here’s a pic of the inside of my card.


Here are the details (all products Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated):
Stamp sets: Filled with Love – Paper Pumpkin and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White and Stacked with Love DSP Stack
Ink:  Real Red
Misc:  Twine and Die-Cuts from Paper Pumpkin, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Have a wonderful day!
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·       Weekly Deals through February 16, 2015, click HERE

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda 

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