Monday, March 30, 2015

Tulips -- for Eureka Stamps

It's Monday, and time for a new challenge at Eureka Stamps.  Our theme this week is a continuation of last week -- "more Spring".  Here in Wisconsin, any Spring would be nice!  We had more snow yesterday.  
At least my card looks like Spring!
I used Eureka Stamps digi "Tulip Frame" (digi25301) on this card.  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye - Cut and Paste Flair 6x6 pad. I found the ribbon at a Ben Franklin store in Northern Minnesota for $1 for a whole spool. 
Join us this week at Eureka Stamps for some "More Spring". 

Spring Butterfly -- for Not Just Cards

A new challenge starts today at Not Just Cards Challenges.  One of our sponsors this time is The East Wind. I love these images!  I chose to work with this fun one!
This is 'Aurora' Spring Butterfly, colored with Copic markers.  The 3D Treat box can be found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The die cut butterfly is a Cheery Lynn die. Papers for this project are from Close To My Heart
Join us at Not Just Cards, where anything goes.  You have 2 weeks to enter!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Happy Easter Animals

It's time for a new challenge at 3 Girl JAM.  This month, the theme is "Anything Goes With Ribbon".   
I used an adorable image from Gerda Steiner Designs.  This image is part of her progressive challenge.  This is the March image.
I colored up this Kitten and Chicks with Derwent Inktense pencils and a water brush.  All the dies used are from Lawn Fawn.  Papers are from Close To My Heart.
The pretty crinkle ribbon is the new tie dye ribbon from 3 Girl JAM.  I'm loving all the tie dye ribbons for spring!
Join us this month at 3 Girl JAM.  You can link up here, or on the 3 Girl JAM Challenge blog
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Designs -- March Progressive Challenge

Friday, March 27, 2015

Love is Kind -- for QKR Stampede

It's Friday, and time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede.  This week's theme is very easy -- add a sentiment.  See? Easy Peasy!
Here's my card, with a sentiment, of course!
This is QKR Stampede digi "Love is Kind" (digi6606).  I colored the image with Copic markers, inked the edges with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar distress ink, and cut it out with a Spellbinders die.  
The card base is a cutting file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. Papers and Flair badge are all from Close To My Heart. Tie dye crinkle ribbon is 3 Girl JAM.
Join us this week at QKR Stampede for our "Add a Sentiment" Challenge.  I'd love to see what you make!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Muslin, with an Easter Twist -- for 3 Girl JAM

I'm posting today for 3 Girl JAM.  My usual style is a card or 3D item.  However, 3 Girl JAM has some wonderful muslin bags in the store, and I want to showcase one of those today. 
Here's one side of the bag:

This is the reverse side of the bag:

I got the idea for these bags from this video.  The Easter Fun printable stamps are from The Cutting Cafe. I added some Stickles glitter glue to their tales. 
This is the 2 inch by 3 inch muslin bag from 3 Girl JAM. I removed the cord that came in it and threaded in some Diagonal Striped Ribbon in it's place. 
There are so many uses for these bags -- I love them for little gifts (or Easter candy).  Pick some up today!  Use discount code JO10, and get 10% off your entire order!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lip Balm Owl Card -- for SDS

I'm very late jumping on the band wagon with EOS Lip Balms.  I've been stuck in a rut with my usual favorites, but Snapdragon Snippets recently released a couple cute files using these lip balms, so I decided to buy a couple and try them.  What have I been missing?  I've been snatching up various colors and have plans for all kinds of gifts.  Here's an owl card I made for a friend's birthday. She's a bit of an owl fanatic:
The file is found in the Snapdragon Snippets Store.  It's the Lip Balm Owl.  There are several cute owl lip balm holders, and other great lip balm holders to check out, too.  I sized this to fit on a 
5 x 6 1/2 inch card base.  Somehow, the owl just needed to have googly eyes.  
Papers for this card have been in my stash for a long time.  They are old My Mind's Eye papers, I think.  The tie dye crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM
These lip balm holders are so fun!  They make great gifts, and now that I've tried the EOS lip balms, I wonder why I've waited so long. Great stuff!

Winners, Winners, LOTS of Winners!(and a card)

The blogoversary celebration has ended, but the prizes need to be collected! There are LOTS of them!  First, though, I have a card I want to enter in this month's progressive challenge at The Outlawz. I'll show you that first. SUSPENSE!
This image is from Gerda Steiner Designs.  I tried Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils on it, but I'm not too happy with the results.  I have another one on my blog in a couple days that turned out better.  It is definitely a learning process.
These are some old Close To My Heart papers that I used.  I liked all the patterns on them against the circle patterns. I used dies from Lifestyle Crafts and Lawn Fawn to make this card. The sentiment is a stamp I won from Craftin' Desert Divas.
Now, for the weiners!  I mean whiners!  Oops! winners!!!!
To claim your prize, please contact me for instructions at: julieodil at charter dot net

The Cutting Cafe (Prize hidden on Regina's blog) -- Karal Schuknecht -- any 3 sets
DigiStamps4Joy (Prize hidden on Karen K's blog) 1st prize ($10 and GD spot)-- Lucy Evans
                                                                                  2nd prize (2 digis) -- Teresa (The Fat Cactus)
Fitztown (hidden on Ema's blog) -- Life of a Caffeinated Mom -- any 3 images 
Snapdragon Snippets (hidden on Beth's blog) Creative M -- $15 gift certificate
SVG Attic (hidden on Beth's blog) Cathie Borowski -- $15 gift certificate
3 Girl JAM (hidden on Corrie's blog) Sherri Marek -- $20 gift certificate
The East Wind (hidden on Lucy's blog) -- Polly Zastawnik
QKR Stampede (hidden on Maria's blog) Scrap Happens with Rhonda -- any 3 images
Eureka Stamps  (hidden on Ruth's blog) Granmargaret -- any 3 images
Timeless Twine (hidden on Kary's blog)  Diana Larson -- $20 gift certificate
Stamps by Aurora Wings (hidden on Paula's blog) Crazy Craft Shed (Dianne) -- $15USD in digis
Close To My Heart Stamp Set -- Barb Marshall
Close To My Heart Stamp Set --  Sharon Does Baskets
Close To My Heart Stamp Set -- Mom2Two (Jenni)
Unity Stamp Co (hidden on Gwen's blog) -- Beth F.
DeCosse's Dynamite Doodles (multiple winners)
     Grand prize (3 minis sets of paper) -- Jackie C
     3 individual sets to:  Amy Parks
                                       Carolyn Bounds
                                       Tina Goodwin
     Mini Heartland paper set -- Gaylynn  
Creative Bugs (hidden on Karen N's blog) Coldwaters2 -- 5 images

The winner of the blog candy from my blog is -   Cathy Clayton!
The winner of the grab bag or Unity stamps that I have to give away -- Terri Burson
The winner of 2 embossing folders -- Laura Turcotte

All prizes must be claimed by April 8, or they will be re-drawn.

There were also winners on other blogs from the hop.  Here are the ones I know of:

40% off purchase from Amy Doodle's Stamp Co -- chosen from Amy's blog -- Cathie Borowski
Winner from Polly's blog -- Life of a Caffeinated Mom
Winner from Brenda's blog -- Chris
Winner from Lucy's blog -- Karal Schuknecht
Winner from Karen N's blog -- Rebecca Yarling
Winner from Kary's blog -- Cathie Borowski
Winner from Ema's blog -- Karal Schuknecht
Winner from Corrie's blog -- Charlene
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Outlawz Progressive Challenge -- March
Sister Act Card Challenge -- ATG
Diana Larson Thankful Thursday -- March Linky Party

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shake it! for Inspiration Destination

It's Wednesday, and time for a new challenge at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog (IDCB).  The theme is always "anything goes".  
One of our sponsors this week is The Cutting Cafe.  Regina has the absolute cutest files!  I knew right away I wanted something for Easter, so I chose this shaker card from the Easter Overlays and Shaker Cards cutting files:

There are several options with this card, but I decided to make just his tail into a shaker.  I used micro beads inside.  Papers for this card are from Close To My Heart. The tie dye crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM
Join us this week at IDCB.  There are some wonderful prizes to win, including any 3 files of your choice from The Cutting Cafe.  Pick this one!  It's so. much. fun!

Rose Garden -- for The East Wind

Some images just challenge you more than others.  Such is the case with today's New Release from The East Wind. Today's release is called "Hair Heaven (Rose Garden)".  I chose to emphasize the rose theme:

I have to tell you, after working with all that hair, it reminded my why I keep mine short!  Long hair is TOO much WORK!  But my, she's a beauty, isn't she? If you want to practice curls and shading, cast shadows, etc., this is a great image!  There's lots of skin there for skin tone practice, too. Plus, the big eyes are a bonus.  Super fun!
Hair Heaven (Rose Garden) was colored with Copic markers, then mounted on papers by Close To My Heart. The ribbons are from my stash.  The sentiment is by My Pink Stamper.
Check out The East Wind's Etsy Shop often.  There are new releases every Tuesday and Friday. The East Wind Challenge blog can be found here.  There's always more inspiration and fun in The East Wind Facebook group.

Smile -- for Crafty Sentiments Inspirations

It's Tuesday, and I'm posting again today for Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog, where I'm guest designing for 6 months.  I am so happy with this assignment, as I love the images I get to work play with.  They are so adorable. Today's image is no exception!

This little darling is Crafty Sentiments Designs, "I Love Flowers" from the Lollipop Dreams collection (rubber stamp).  This image was an absolute joy to color with Copic markers.  I stamped a small sentiment right beside the image that fit inside the Spellbinder dies I used to cut out and frame the "I Love Flowers" stamped image.
Papers and Glimmer Trim are from Close To My Heart.  The bling is from my stash. I hope you enjoy my little flower girl and check out the other wonderful images in the Crafty Designs Sentiments Shop. If you'd like to try to win some Crafty Designs Sentiments images of your own, enter our Crafty Sentiments challenges.  A new one starts each Tuesday. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

I'm Praying for You -- for Eureka Stamps

It's Monday, and time for a new challenge at Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog. This week, the theme is "Think Spring".   It snowed yesterday, and it's in the twenties today, but I'm more than willing to think spring!
I used 2 Eureka Stamps digis on this card -- Flower Basket (digi3601) and Praying for you (digi13107).
I am trying to learn colored pencils.  I colored the Flower Basket image with Prismacolor pencils, having better success in some areas than others.  It's a work in progress!
I used Canson Mi-Tientes drawing paper to print the image on.  I like the texture and tooth to this paper better than others I have tried.
I used several Spellbinders dies on this card and my corner chomper.  Other papers are from Close To My Heart. 
Join us this week for our "Think Spring" challenge at Eureka Stamps!  Think warmth! Think flowers!  Think motorcycle season!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Relax, Renew, Restore -- for The East Wind

Looking for Julie's Blogoversary Blog Hop?  Click HERE!
It's Friday, and that means there's a new release at The East Wind. Today's new release is "Lucy Loo Lotus Leaf".
I colored Lucy Loo Lotus Leaf with Copic markers, then used a variety of circle dies to create this card.  Most of them were Lifestyle Crafts dies, but the stitched circle one is from Lawn Fawn.  The sentiment stamp is from Unity Stamp Company.  It seemed to fit Lucy and her relaxed posture. The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM, and the stick pin is from Petaloo.  Papers are from Teresa Collins -- He Said, She Said 6x6 pad. 
The East Wind has new releases twice a week, and lots of fun things in the Etsy Shop.  Check it out!

Spring Has Sprung -- for QKR Stampede

Looking for Julie's Blogoversary Blog Hop?  Click HERE!
It's Friday, and time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede.  This week, our theme is "Think Spring".  I'm thinking rain, too.  We need it badly.
This adorable QKR Stampede image is "Sunny Day Bear"(digi16005). The sentiment is Eureka Stamps digi "Spring has Sprung"(digi8804).
I colored Sunny Day Bear with Copic markers, cut it out with a Spellbinders die, and placed it on a side step card.  Designer papers for this card are from My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary, Jack & Jill 6x6 pad.  The Kraft tag and Solid Orange Timeless Twine from Bella Creationz/Timeless Twine.
Join us this week for our "Think Spring" challenge at QKR Stampede.
I also want to invite you to "Julie's 3rd Blogoversary Blog Hop", going on today, March 20-March 22.  I've gathered my talented friends, and LOTS of great prizes!  Hop along with us to win!

Julie's 3rd Blogoversary Blog Hop! It's Here!

Welcome to the 3rd Edition of "Julie's Blogoversary Blog Hop".  We're so glad you have joined us!  Julie has gathered together her friends and tons of sponsors to make this a GREAT event!
Here are our wonderful sponsors!

You'll be inspired by each stop of the hop.  The theme, "Lucky to Call You Friend" will be evident in the projects of Julie and her friends.  Many of the talented ladies have blog candy to give away on their blogs, so watch for that, and follow the individual rules on their blogs for how to win it.

Here is the complete hop list:

Julie  -- you are HERE
Amy Hurley-Purdie  - go HERE next!
 Since our theme for this hop is "Lucky to Call You Friend", and some of my best friends are 4-legged, here's what I made for the hop:
The image and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Company/Phyllis Harris (Unity is one of the sponsors of this hop).  The sentiment can be found here, the image can be found here. Some of my favorite images to color are Phyllis Harris.  This one is colored with Copic markers. Designer papers and button on this card are Basic Grey PB & J 12x12.  The image was cut out with a Spellbinder die. The card base is a cutting file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons.  The crinkle ribbon on this card is from 3 Girl JAM (one of our sponsors). The twine is from Timeless Twine -- another sponsor.
Along with all the prizes listed below from our sponsors, I have a few of my own I've been collecting.  To win these prizes, please leave a comment on this blog.  I'd also love it if you'd 'like' my Facebook page, follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
I have the following prizes -- a grab bag of Unity stamps
a Close To My Heart Stamp Set
2 Embossing Folders
Large Box of Blog Candy (6x6 paper pad, ribbon, embellishments, bling, etc)

Do you want to know about the prizes, and how to win them?  Leave a comment on Julie's blog, with your email address, so she can send you the free digi paper that EVERYONE gets!  Leave a comment on each hop along the way.  Prizes will be hidden along the hop.  

Here are the prizes available:

The Cutting Cafe -- any 3 sets

DigiStamps4Joy -- 1st prize - $10 gift certificate and a Guest Designer spot on a challenge
                              2nd prize - 2 digis of choice

Fitztown -- 3 digis

Snapdragon Snippets -- $15 gift certificate

SVG Attic -- $15 gift certificate

3 Girl JAM -- $20 gift certificate

The East Wind -- 3 digis of the winners choice

QKR Stampede -- 3 images

Eureka Stamps -- 3 images

Timeless Twine -- $20 gift certificate

Aurora Wings Stamps -- $15 in digis

Close To My Heart Stamp Set 

 Unity Stamp Company -- 25 random stamps

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles -- free digi paper for each participant (please leave your email address in the comments)

    3 mini sets of papers - grand prize

 3 individual sets for 3 other prizes   
 Mini Heartland paper set 

Creative Bugs -- 5 images

Amy Doodle's Stamp Co. -- free image for everyone, plus 40% off of entire purchase for one lucky winner

Please enjoy this free image from Amy Doodle's Stamp Company -- Nerdy Girl!

It's time for the next stop on the hop!  Have fun, and thanks so much for participating!  Off you go to Amy's Blog!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Anya, Oddies, and Others -- Unity
Unity FWF
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Sister Act Card Challenge -- ATG
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
D.L. Art - Thankful Thursday -- ATG

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Love Lives Here -- Again! for Timeless Twine

It's Thursday, so that means it's time for Throwback Thursday on the Timeless Twine blog.  I switched computers not too long ago, and not all my pictures from previous cards made it on to the new computer, so I looked through old cards until I found what I was looking for.
Here's the remake of the card:
Here's the original:
The stamp is from Unity Stamp Company. The new version of the card was colored with Prismacolor pencils. I made the background paper using a cloud embossing folder, a resist technique, and spray inks.  
Timeless Twine/Bella Creationz products used:

Olive Green Timeless Twine

Lemonade Yellow Timeless Twine

Platinum Sequins -- coming soon

I want to invite you back March 20-22 for "Julie's Blogoversary Blog Hop."  I've gathered my friends for the 3rd edition of this event.  They'll be lots of inspiration and even more prizes -- including a $20 gift certificate to the Timeless Twine/Bella Creationz store, donated by Stacy. (Thank you Stacy!)
Throwback Thursday = fun!

The Rose -- for Crafty Sentiments

It's Thursday, and I get to post for Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog today.  I have a sweet card, using Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamp, "Roses are Red."
I colored the "Roses are Red" image with Copic markers. I like to back my images in dark colors so they really pop. Papers and Flair button for this card are from Close To My Heart. The enamel hearts are from My Mind's Eye.  The crinkle ribbon is 3 Girl JAM
Doesn't this make you think of Spring?  We had a few days of warmth, but now we're back to winter again.  But, Spring is coming! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Cat in the St. Pat's Hat

It's Wednesday, and I'm posting today for Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog (IDCB).  One of our sponsors this week is Gerda Steiner Designs.  I love her images, so I jumped at the chance to work with this cute one.  I know I'm a day late with this, but it's already been given for a St. Patty's Day card yesterday:
This digi, called 'St. Patrick's Day', was colored with Copic markers.  I cut it out with 2 sizes of Lifestyle Circle Dies.  Then, I mounted the Cat in a St. Pat's Hat on a Snapdragon Snippets Designs Leprechaun hat, cut out on my Silhouette Cameo.  I used several different shades of green card stock from Close To My Heart.  
Join us this week at IDCB for our 'Always Anything Goes' challenge. 
I want to invite you back March 20-22 for 'Julie's 3rd Blogoversary Blog Hop.' There will be lots of inspiration, prizes, and even a couple freebies for everyone who participates.  It all starts HERE!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Great Impressions Stamps -- Go Green
Digi Choosday -- Anything But a Square Card (2 of 2)
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Sister Act Card Challenge -- ATG

Shake an Easter Tail -- for The Cutting Cafe

Easter is just around the corner, and this time, for The Cutting Cafe, we can make "anything Easter."  Ever since I made the blind lady at my nursing home her first shaker card at Halloween, I've been making her new ones for every holiday.  She gets such enjoyment out of getting a card that she can actually do more than have someone read to her.  And, at 99, one should get all the enjoyment out of life one can find!  So, I made her this!!!
Papers on this card are from October Afternoon.  The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.  Sequins are from Timeless Twine/Bella Creationz.  The tie dye ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.
I want to invite you back for "Julie's 3rd Blogoversary Blog Hop", March 20-22.  There will be lots of inspiration and prizes, including a chance to win 3 sets of your choice from The Cutting Cafe!  Thanks, Regina! You are always so generous! There's also a couple of freebies for everyone who participates! Yea!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew -- Easter Critters
Die Cuttin' Divas -- Welcome Spring
Digi Choosday -- Anything but a square card

Monday, March 16, 2015

Easter Memories

I have today off, and I spent some time creating this card.  I made it for 2 reasons: 1) this image takes me right back to childhood and my first pet, Sniffer, and 2) I'm applying for The Paper Shelter's design team and wanted to use one of their images when I apply.  What better image than this one that brings back such fond memories!
On with it!  Let's see the card!

This is Peaceful Easter from The Paper Shelter.  If you are unfamiliar with The Paper Shelter and their products, every image purchased comes with a black and white version of the digital stamp (in PNG and JPG), a colored version, a matching paper, and a composition.  How great is that?!?  I have purchased and used their pre-colored images when I'm in a hurry, along with the digi paper, and they are wonderful.
I colored Peaceful Easter with Copic markers, using the colors of Sniffer (white with pink nose and ears), and using the color of my hair in childhood.  However, my hair was never that neat!
I made this card in my typical style to show The Paper Shelter.  As always, the image takes front and center.  I used several Spellbinders dies on this, and a Prima Marketing doily die.  Designer papers, shimmer trim, and card stock are from Close To My Heart. The tie dye crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  The stickpin was made for me by a friend.  You have to love friends!  Speaking of friends, "Julie's 3rd Blogoversary Blog Hop" is fast approaching.  It's March 20-22.  I've gathered friends and many sponsors for a fun hop.  I hope you can join us.  The fun starts here!
The Paper Shelter wanted our email addresses.  Mine is somewhere on my blog, but it's quite obscure.  To make it easier for TPS to find me, here it is:   julieodil at charter dot net.  Thanks so much for checking out my blog!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art - March Linky party -- ATG
D.L. Art - Thankful Thursday -- ATG
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Through the Craft Room Door -- ATG
Digi Galore Challenges -- it's all about Her
Send a Smile 4 Kids -- Easter/Spring cards for kids
Creatalicious Challenges -- ATG

Lucky -- for Eureka Stamps

It's Monday, and time for a new challenge at Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog.  This week, just in time for St. Patrick's Day, our theme is, "the color green".  I went very Irish on this one:
I used 2 Eureka Stamps digis on this card -- "Scribble Shamrock"(digi29302), and "May Your Luck"(digi13504). I used lots of different shades of green, to keep with the green theme of our challenge.  I hope you join us this week at Eureka Stamps!
I hope you can come back for a visit to my blog March 20-22 for "Julie's 3rd Blogoversary Blog Hop".  There will be lots of friends hopping, lots of inspiration, and LOTS of prizes to win, including a couple of freebies for EVERYONE who hops!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Warmest Wishes -- for 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

It's March 15, which means it's time for some mid-month inspiration at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. This month, the theme is "Let It Snow."  Our wonderful sponsor is Scribbles Designs.  Here's my snowy creation:
This adorable Scribbles Designs image, is Snow Fun. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils.  All the designer papers on this card are from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The tie dye ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM. The bling is by Prima - Say It With Crystals. The sentiment and card stock base are from Close To My Heart. 
I'm happy to report that most of the snow has melted where I live.  The ice is still on the lakes, but it shouldn't be long and it will be going.  Signs of spring are everywhere!  But, for this challenge - "Let it Snow". 
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland -- Blue Christmas

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop! (Snapdragon Snippets)

Welcome to the SVG Attic-SnapDragon Snippets Spring Has Sprung blog hop!  
We are so excited to have you join us today!

At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design teams of SVG Attic and Snapdragon Snippets. You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your crafting lists!

You should be arriving from Debb's blog. If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the SVG Attic blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here is the project I created for this hop:

 This 3D woven basket is available in the Silhouette Design Store HERE. The 3D Easter eggs, also from Snapdragon Snippets, can be found in the SVG Attic store HERE.  They are also available in the Silhouette Design Store here and here.

I used Echo Park double sided card stock for the eggs, and Close To My Heart Card Stock for the basket.  The pretty tie dye ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM

Now how about some blog hop prizes??

$15 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

$15 Gift Certificate to SnapDragon Snippets

What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1.  Become a follower of each blog in the hop, if you aren't already. 
2.  Leave some comment love at each stop.
3.  If you do both of the above, check back here at the SVG Attic blog and/or the SnapDragon Snippets blog for the winners on Monday, March 16th!  You have all day today and tomorrow to hop. 

We would also love it if you would stop by the SVG Attic and SnapDragon Snippets' Facebook pages and give us a "Like"!

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:
Julie (you are HERE!)
Valou (go HERE next!)

Before you head off to your next stop on the hop, I want to tell you about another hop next weekend., Mar 20-22.  I'm celebrating 3 years of blogging with "Julie's Blogoversary Blog Hop". There will be tons of fun and PRIZES - including $15 gift certificates from SVG Attic AND Snapdragon Snippets.  If you don't win this weekend, come back here next weekend and try again!  Now, be sure to head on over to the other stops for more spring and Easter inspiration, comment and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Thinking of You -- for QKR Stampede

It's Friday, and time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede.  Our challenge this week is "stitching -- real or faux".  If you've ever seen me sew, you'd know faux is the way to go for me.
I used QKR Stampede digi "Rose Label" (digi17504) and "Thinking of You" (digi11701) on this card. I colored the Rose Label with Copic markers.  I used two sizes of Lawn Fawn dies to get the faux stitching look on this card.  The designer paper is from Wild Rose Studio.  Card stock and heart bling are from Close To My Heart.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 
Join us this week for our Stitching challenge at QKR Stampede.  My guess is that no matter what you create, you'll be a better seamstress than me! 

Paper Hugs -- for Crafty Sentiments

It's Friday, and I have a tutorial today for Crafty Sentiments Inspirations Blog, where I'm on my 6-month guest designer stint.  Whoop! Whoop!  I have a step-by-step tutorial for an accordion card today.
Here's the finished card:

I used Crafty Sentiments rubber stamp, "Bundle of Hearts", featuring Benson Bear on this accordion card.
Here's how I created it (all measurements are standard, not metric):
Start with a piece of 5 1/2 x 11 inch card stock.  Score it at 1 1/2 inches, 3 inches, 5 1/2 inches, and 8 inches.

Choose your papers.  Cut them at 5 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches, 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches, and 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches, and 5 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches. 
Adhere in place.
Using a bone folder, score at the score lines made in the previous step.

Color your image, (I used Copic markers) and fussy cut around the circle.
Then, simply attach the circle to the front panel of the accordion card, using tape on only 1/2 the image.
The last step is the Belly Band.  You need a piece of card stock that is 7 inches by 1 1/2 inches.  Score it at 1 1/2 & 4 1/2 inches. You can leave it like this or stamp a sentiment.  I chose to decorate mine a bit by using an edger punch on it, and stamping a sentiment.
Here's the finished card one more time:

Papers on this card are from Close To My Heart.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and give it a try -- it's tons of fun!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lucky -- for 3 Girl JAM

It's Thursday, and I always consider myself lucky when I can create and post for 3 Girl JAM.  As luck would have it, that's also the theme of this card!

There's just a "pinch" (sorry, couldn't resist) of 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon on this card, but it's that ribbon that makes this card so special. It's from the Tie Dye 2 Bundle.
This card is a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe. You can find the file HERE.
I am, I'm lucky to know you!  Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
I want you, my loyal blog readers to know about an upcoming event.  March 20-22, I'm celebrating!  It's Julie's Blogoversary Blog Hop.  This will be the 3rd year for this annual event.  Two of the sponsors are featured on this card.  3 Girl JAM is sponsoring the event with a $20 Gift Certificate to the store.  The Cutting Cafe is sponsoring the event for any 3 files of your choice.  There's lots of other great prizes for hoppers, too.  I hope you come back and hop with my friends and I.  I'm lucky to call you friend!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Path of Positivity -- Serendipity

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

50 Shades of Green -- for Snapdragon Snippets

It's Wednesday, and I have the honor of posting today for Snapdragon Snippets.  I've been playing with shades of green (Ok, it's not 50, but I got your attention, didn't I?)!  Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, too!
I have two cards, one SVG file, to share with you today:
This card can be found in the Silhouette Design Store here, or the Snapdragon Snippets Store.
I searched through my papers, finding as many shades of greens and green dot papers as I could, started cutting, and started mixing and matching.
Version 1:
Version 2:
Do you have a favorite?
Make sure to visit the Snapdragon Snippets blog daily to see the other great projects by the super talented design team. Then, check out the Snapdragon Snippets Facebook page for fun and even more inspiration, giveaways, and contests!