Wednesday, March 20, 2013

BasicGrey Knee Highs + Bow Ties Blog Hop

Welcome to the BasicGrey Knee Highs and Bow Ties Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the blog of Shari Carroll. 

Awe, those playground days—a time full of wonderment and imagination. BasicGrey has captured that energy and excitement in these two coordinating lines. The rough and tumble look of Bow Ties will liven up your crafty toy box, with its vibrant shades of leap-frog green, red-rover red, freeze-tag teal, and more. And the playful motifs in this line, which include tools, cars, creepy-crawlies and rocket ships, will rev your creative engine and as your project ideas soar to new heights. Looking for a bit more sugar and spice? Knee Highs will put a smile on your face with its rainbow brights and fanciful florals.

I chose to work with the Knee Highs side of the collection -- the colors and patterns in this line really speak to me and were so much fun to play with. I think the "hello beautiful" layered sticker is absolute perfection!  Who wouldn't love to get a card in the mail with a message like that!?!?!  I also used a couple favorite stamps on the card -- the Tiny Hearts background stamp and the floral image from this clear stamp set.
Want a chance to win your choice of a Knee Highs or Bow Ties Collection Pack OR 6x6 Paper Pads of both collections? See the giveaway box below :

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

If the chance to win a collection pack is exciting, what about the chance to win one of each product in the Knee Highs or Bow Ties collection?  Your choice!  We thought you might be interested!  Simply head over to the BasicGrey Facebook page and let us know your favorite product in the this collection!  A winner will be selected at random from all comments received today. 

Next, it's time to hop over to Joscelyne Cutchens blog!  

Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the BasicGrey blog for a list of direct links to all of the blogs in the hop.


Monday, March 18, 2013

BasicGrey: Hey Girl

Hi! Today I've got a couple cards to share that are made with the Hey Girl collection from BasicGrey.
I adore the patterns in this 6x6 paper pad and included a bunch of them on this card...

The woven labels are one of my favorite items from this collection and so I had to use one on my next card, too!

supplies: BBA-4051 Hey Girl 6x6 Paper Pad, BBA-4058 Hey Girl Die Cut Paper and Canvas Flowers, BBA-4065 Hey Girl Woven Labels, corner rounder, scallop border punch, pink cardstock, button, string

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

a couple announcements

Hello! Just a couple of announcements today...

First, the winner of a spot in the Pattern Play class is....

Congrats, Dee! I've sent along your info to Online Card Classes and they will be getting you all set up for class on Monday.

And next, be sure to check out this awesome sale going on BasicGrey!

See you soon!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop Winner + Card


First, I have the winner of the $50 Ecard from the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit Blog Hop...

Tracey McNeely said...
Beautiful card and I think that is such a gorgeous and fun flower you chose. Thanks for the chance to win! 
March 5, 2013 at 6:45 PM 

Congrats Tracey!!!

And next I wanted to share another card I created with the SSS March Card Kit.

I used lots of adorable Lawn Fawn stickers and patterned papers here. And that flower background was made using one of the cute flowers from the Flower Friend stamp set.

Unfortunately, the March kit is sold out, but you can still get many of awesome elements that are in the kit over at Simon Says Stamp.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pattern Play Class Giveaway!

Love pretty patterned paper? Grab your favorites and join Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire and friends (including me!) for Online Card Classes' newest class - Pattern Play. Make the most of your patterned paper stash while learning tips and tricks and discovering both clean-and-simple and advanced techniques.

Pattern Play includes many card ideas - all with videos - and a variety of card styles. Add step-by-step pdfs, a forum, giveaways, shopping discounts, additional inspiration and a gallery, and you'll be ready to use your pretty papers in fun new ways. Class runs March 18-25 but you will have lifetime access to the content. Sign up now for only $16!

The sweet girls over at Online Card Classes are letting me give away a spot in class! So just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, March 10th and I'll announce the winner next week!

Have a great day!


Friday, March 1, 2013

Simon Says Stamp March 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop

I'm definitely ready for some spring weather. How about you? This month’s card kit, Friendship Flowers is the perfect kit to get you in the mood for flowers blooming and Springtime weather.  I was so excited to get a chance to play with this month's kit and be part of this blog hop!

Some of my favorites in the kit include the Flower Friend stamp set, the white woodgrain paper and the yellow striped washi tape -- so I decided to combine them all on one card!

The flower building images and sentiments in the stamp set are amazing! It was fun and easy to create my own little flower garden in whatever colors I wanted. I used Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, Pale Tomato and Butter Bar inks for the flowers. And each flower is topped off with some Star Dust Stickles in the center.

And now to the giveaway!  Leave a comment on this blog post and one lucky winner from my blog will receive a $50 E-Card to shop at Simon Says Stamp.  A random winner will be drawn on Saturday, March 9th at 9:00 AM EST, so be sure to leave your comment by then.

The next stop in the Simon Says Stamp March 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop is the sweet and talented Sarah Moerman.

If while hopping, you encounter a broken link, you can go back to the beginning for links to everyone who is participating in the hop.

Thanks for stopping by!