Monday, April 22, 2013

My Craft Spot Spring 2013 Stamp Release Party Sneak Peak #1 - Postage Hello

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the My Craft Spot Spring 2013 Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #1!

The day has FINALLY come! All week long, the My Craft Spot DT will be featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets. Then on Saturday, April 27th, we will have a Stamp Release Party Blog Hop! There will be TONS of prizes along the way, so you won't want to miss it!

Today's stamp set is Postage Stamps and Postage Stamp Metal Dies!
My Craft Spot's very own Design Team Member Robin from Robin's Creative Cottage has been HARD at work, right along side Kimberly designing another WONDERFUL set of Metals Dies and coordinating Stamp Set.
All of the NEW Stamp Sets and Metal Dies will available for purchase on Saturday, April 27th.
For my Sneak Peek Project today, I've created a quick card using the Postage Stamps and Postage Stamp Metal Dies.
I based the card on the Mojo Monday #287 Sketch.
I replaced the circle embellishment with two POSTAGE STAMPS cut out with the NEW My Craft Spot Postage Stamp Metal Dies. Then, I stamped each Postage Stamp with several different images from the NEW My Craft Spot "Postage Stamps" Stamp Set.
I used some Memento "Tuxedo Black" Ink to stamp the rectangle outline onto the POSTAGE STAMPS Die-Cuts and for the value worth.
My Craft Spot Stamps are soo EASY and WONDERFUL to work with. You can use them with any stamping technique - Dye Ink Pads, Chalk Inks, and even Markers - like I did here. The "Blue Flowers" Stamps were inked with some Chalk Ink and the "Paid Postage" Stamps were inked with some Marvy Le PlumeII Markers. Both stamping techniques gave me a clear and crisp result - just LOVE it!
I finished off the card with a Black Button tied with ONE of My Craft Spot's NEWEST Baker's Twine Colors - "Lemon Tart" and a Pearl Stick Pin.
I hope you have enjoyed my project for My Craft Spot's Spring 2013 Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #1. To see more "Sneak Peeks" of the "Postage Stamp" Stamp Set and Postage Stamps Metal Dies - available for purchase on Saturday, please visit My Craft Spot Blog. You don't want to miss it!

But Wait!!

What is a Stamp Release Party without some giveways?

Stamp Release Party Giveaways:

Each day this week, Kimberly from My Craft Spot will have a fun prize for ONE lucky follower! Then, on Saturday, each stop on the Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamp Sets! That's a total of 9 Stamps Sets!!

For the most chances to win awesome prizes this week:

1. Leave a COMMENT ON EACH Sneak Peek post on the My Craft Spot Blog this week ( Monday thru Friday).

2. Leave a second comment letting Kimberly know that you placed the Stamp Party Button on your Blog or Facebook. ( You can do this each day if you'd like!)

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 3. Join us for the BLOG HOP on Saturday! Each DT on the Blog Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamps Sets!!
Be sure to check back in on Tomorrow, April 23rd, for another Sneak Peek at a NEW Stamp Set! Now, head on over to My Craft Spot for more Sneak Peeks and your chance to win!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Shop Pumpkin Spice April Blog Hop & Challenge #14 - Shaped Spring Egg Card

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Shop Pumpkin Spice's April 2013 Blog Hop!
Spring is starting to make its appearance around. Its been slow coming, but its getting here. In my area we are starting to enjoy a few afternoons of warmer weather and just yesterday I saw a FULL row of grown Daffodils.
If you've come from Saundra's Blog - Luv Scrapping Together, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Shop Pumpkin Spice April 2013 Blog Hop, start HERE.
Each Design Team Member will be featuring an original project using products found at the Shop Pumpkin Spice Store. Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration!

In addition, its time for ShopPumpkinSpice's Weekly Challenge #14!!

Thi week's challenge is all about celebrating with EGGS! Simply make a project including an EGG or EGGS - interpreted ANY way you'd like.
With the weather in the afternoons and all the birds chirping, I was inspired to create a quick Spring EGG Shaped Card.
This adorable little chickie in EGG is from the Cricut Simply Charmed Cartridge cut at 4.5". I cut the EGGshell from some Carta Bella's Natural White Linen Cardstock - just LOVE this cardstock's texture - and then sprinkled some Martha Stewart Glitter. I layered a piece of Echo Park's Sweet Day pattern paper underneath the "EGGshell" for a quick design look.
I tied some "Petal Pink" Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot around the "EGGshell" and tucked in a sentiment strip underneath a yellow Prima Mulberry Rose.
I gave the little chickie a cute face with my Peachy Keen "Critter Faces" Stamp inked with Memento "Tuxedo Black" Ink and some rosy cheeks. I added a small bow made from some "Blossom" Twinery Twine and centered it with a small pearl.
I hope you are still with me and have enjoyed my SPRING EGG SHAPED CARD using just some of the wonderful products you can find at Shop Pumpkin Spice.

Your next stop is Carissa from Happily Ever Paper Crafter. Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to Shop Pumpkin Spice's EGG(S) Weekly Challenge to be entered to win this week's prize!
I'd LOVE to hear what you think of my SPRING EGG SHAPED CARD so be sure to leave me a comment.