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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party- Day 2!

Hello, my sweet friends! I hope you're having a beautiful day! Welcome to Day 2 of the My Craft Spot stamp release party! :o)

Today we are featuring the NEW Fall Leaves stamp set! How I adore the sentiments on this set... so much beauty, in word and font. :o) (All of the new stamps and metal die sets will be available for purchase on Saturday!)

I made an Autumn criss-cross card to showcase a couple of sentiments and a stunning new metal die. :o)
I love the whimsical touches to the fonts in this set. It reminds me of leaves fluttering in the crisp breeze. :o) Many sentiments, like this one on the front of my card, are year-round sentiments. It is important to express and encourage thankfulness all year long and Fall Leaves does it beautifully.

Isn't this border exquisite?! It is the NEW Fall Border metal die and I love it to bits!
I used various distress inks to make my leaves appear to be changing colors and then covered them in Clear Rock Candy crackle paint. These dies are truly beautiful. I love the sweet embossing on the acorns, too. :o) 
The card insert features one of my favorite Fall Leaves sentiments. I bordered it with a stamp from the Build A Birthday set.
My Copic-colored cutie is Apple Blossom from Elisabeth Bell for this card. The pretty trim along the panels are from the Fancy Edges 2 metal die set. The wide Autumn ribbon is from my stash, which I layered with Harvest Wine crinkle ribbon. Machine stitching and a variety of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers complete the front.
I am so grateful to be slowly returning to coloring! I need to take it easy on my still-recovering arm, but it felt amazing to play with my Copics again. Apple Blossom and my sentiments are layered with Spellbinders Gold Labels 4 and the coordinating Labels 4. All of the beautiful papers are from Maja Designs' Walking in the Forest.

Flutter on over to the My Craft Spot blog to see the inspiring creations from the team! While there, leave a comment on Kimberly's post for a chance to win today's daily prize: A $10 Gift Certificate to the My Craft Spot store! 
Thank you for visiting! Have a sweet and sparkly day!

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Autumn)
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Autumn Colors with Ribbon
 *Simon Says Stamp~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Purple Haze~ Anything Goes

Monday, September 1, 2014

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party- Day 1!

Welcome to the My Craft Spot Stamp Release party! Each day this week we will be sharing projects to showcase FIVE new stamp sets and FOUR new metal die sets! Kimberly will have a giveaway every day this week, so be sure to leave a comment at My Craft Spot to be eligible for the daily prize. You'll also be treated to an abundance of inspiration from my teamies! The party will conclude with a blog hop celebration on Saturday, where the full release is revealed with prizes at every stop! Kimberly's new goodies will also be available for purchase beginning that day. :o)

This release is all about Fall, from harvest beauty to Halloween fun. Today we are featuring the new Halloween Potions stamp set! (Throughout the week we will also be incorporating the new metal die sets into our projects.)

I made a fun cauldron treat box for my mom, which also includes cuts from TWO of the new metal die sets! My mom already stole this for midnight chocolate emergencies. ;)
My treat box is a cut file from Treasure Box Designs' Treat Box Trio. Both sentiments are from the NEW Halloween Potions stamp set. The drippy cauldron concoction was made with one of the NEW dies in the Fancy Edges- Halloween set. The little bat is from the NEW Halloween Shapes metal die set.

Can you see the crackle? It was hard to photograph. I used Tim Holtz distress crackle paint on the cauldron (Black Soot) and sentiments (Clear Rock Candy). 
I love (and appreciate) how many of Kimberly's sentiments fit into existing metal dies! This one fits perfectly in the Tiny Doilies set. The stamped border is from the Build A Birthday set, which I use often. Her extras are always lovely. I wrapped the box in Parrot Green and Purple jute string
Upon discovering that my second sentiment nestled perfectly in the Tiny Tags metal dies, the witch's sparkly pointy shoe begged me to tie it there! :o)
Be sure to zip on over to My Craft Spot to see the marvelous creations from the team! Leave a comment on Kimberly's post for a chance to win today's daily prize: sequins in Perfectly Purple, Toadally Green, and Creamiscle Orange!
I'll see you tomorrow for Day 2... and my long-awaited return to Copics! Thank you for visiting and have a blessed day. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Pause, Dream, Enjoy~ Metal Dies/Punches
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Anything Goes

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A few more sneak peeks! :)

Happy Sunday, dear friends! Just a quick post to share a few more sneak peeks from the MCS team! The My Craft Spot New Release festivities begin tomorrow! YAY!

Have a beautiful day! :o)

Friday, August 29, 2014

3 More Days! :)

Happy Friday, crafty friends! I hope you're having a blessed week. The My Craft Spot Stamp Release party starts on Monday! Here are a few peeks at the Autumn and Halloween inspiration coming your way! :o)

Have a sparkly day! :o)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

You're Invited! Stamp Release Party Coming Soon! :)

Hello, my sweet friends! Guess what's coming?! :o)
You're invited to join the party at My Craft Spot! We'll be celebrating Kimberly's newest release of stamps and metal days all week long beginning September 1st!

Each day we will be sharing sneak peeks of 5 new stamp sets, plus 4 new sets of metal dies! My teamies and I have been tucked away creating Autumn and Halloween projects to share with you! We even have a sweet and talented guest designer joining us!

What's a party without surprises?! Each day you will have an opportunity to win some fun blog candy! Yay! :o)

Our party concludes with a blog hop on Saturday, September 6th! There will be prizes galore and an abundance of inspiration to get you ready for the upcoming harvest season. :o) You are going to LOVE this release! I can't wait to share it with you. :o)

Have a blessed night, everyone!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Back to School at My Craft Spot!

Happy Monday, sweet friends! I pray you had a blessed weekend. :o)

It's time for a fun new challenge at My Craft Spot! This week we have a theme challenge: Back to School! I used this opportunity to make a cute little card for next month's I Feel the Love Project recipient. :o)
Several My Craft Spot goodies star in this card. :o) My card base was created with the Scrapping Life- Cards metal dies. Not only is it perfect for Project Life or scrapbooking, but it also makes such a sweet little card base! I used the leaves from Kimberly's new Flowers- Daisy metal dies on my apple, which are embossed with the Victoria Cuttlebug folder.
The sentiment is from Tiny Tags 3, which is cut out and layered with the coordinating Tiny Tags metal dies. The fun red and green notebook paper is from My Mind's Eye. It's from a Christmas collection, but came to mind for this project since it matches the theme and colors. :o)
The fun star border is from the Fancy Edges 2 metal die set. I used some of the negative star cuts for decoration. My sweet cut files are from Little Scraps of Heaven: Cat with Apple and Bear Holding Pencil. I fell in love with this precious kitty!

Tucked inside is a bunch of love. :o) (The interior heart die cut is also from the Scrapping Life- Cards set.)
Be sure to flutter on over to the My Craft Spot blog to see the fun creations from my teamies! I look forward to seeing what you create this week. :o) Have a sparkly day!

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Post-It Notes)
 *Cute Card Thursday~ Back to School
 *Delightful Challenge~ School Days
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Back to School
 *Sparkles Monthly Challenge~ Back to School

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bird Cage Easel Card

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! I hope you're having a blessed week. I'm posting on the My Craft Spot blog today! :o)

Inspired by Kimberly's beautiful Music stamp set, I rekindled my love for easel cards. :o) This is part of my contribution for this month's I Feel the Love Project collection, where we are spreading love to elderly residents at an assisted care facility.
The bird cage easel card is a Lori Whitlock cut file from the Silhouette Online Store. I've had this file for quite some time, waiting for a special occasion. I thought it would make a lovely pairing with a musical sentiment. :o)
Included in the Music set are sweet little music notes, which I sporadically stamped around the sentiment with varying amounts of ink. I wanted a mix of bold and faded to coordinate with the Glitz Design papers.
Fluttering throughout the card are the gorgeous butterflies from the Jar Full of Flowers stamp set. They (and the birdies) are coated with Wink of Stella glitter for an elegant shimmer. Nestled beneath my Wild Orchid Crafts roses are Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourishes and a sweet touch of Vanilla Bean crinkle ribbon.
I hope it brings joy to the recipient's heart. :o)
Thank you for visiting and have a blessed day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Catered Crop~ Music Expressions
 *Craft Your Passion~ Use at Least Three Patterned Papers
 *Divas by Design~ Pretty Pearls
 *Love to Create~ Polka Dots and Pearls
 *Papertake Weekly~ Dies
 *SweetStamps~ Anything Goes

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