Sunday, June 30, 2013

Meow are you?

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Today is my day to post on the Joy's Life DT Blog!

This week we are featuring any kind of project we wish!

Ever since getting the Punny Animals set, I visioned creating a card for a friend using the "Meow are you" sentiment, as I have two lovely girlfriends who love cats!

So today is the day, I have finally used it!

And to make it even more fun, I decided to make a cat shaped card!!

Isn't she adorable?!

I used my Cricut Create a Critter cart!

Close-up of her tag with the fun sentiment:

A look at the entire Punny Animals set:

So many fun possibilities!! 

Check out all of Joy's Life Stamps here!

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Red, White & Blue Blog Hop

Ready for a Red, White & Blue Blog Hop with Joy's Life Stamps?!

We have some lovely projects to share with you!!

You should have came here from talented Laura's blog, if not, please start at the beginning at Joy's Life!  You don't want to miss out on all the wonderful projects!


My little guy is super excited!  He has his first birthday party to go to this next week for his best friend from school!  His birthday happens to be on the 4th of July!

So I thought I would create a patriotic birthday card for him!

Such a perfect sentiment:
Love the added stars in the first two words, works perfect with my added stars!

The red strips of paper are shimmery!  I used my Garnet shimmer paint!

Check out one of the fun stars!
I had so much fun creating these!!  Used some lovely blue glitter (YES! It was everywhere!!), Garnet shimmer paint and Siam rhinestones!


Your next stop is Maria's beautiful blog!!

The entire hop order:
Stacey H.
Kendra (You are here)


Lastly, I would like to share a photo of the fun stamp set I used:

Check out all of Joy's Life Stamps here!

Happy Hopping! 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Friend - GI GDT

Happy Thursday Crafty Friends!!

I am so super excited today!!

I am guest designing at Great Impression Stamps!!  What an amazing dream!!  GI was the first stamp company I was introduced to when I began stamping!!  A local store carried many of their wonderful stamps!

For my card today I used the adorable Stamp of The Month "Birdies on a Swing"!  Along with the sweet "A Friend" sentiment!

 Close-up of the sentiment:

With the "A Friend" sentiment, I decided to mask that stamp when inking it up, as I wanted the "Everything" to stand out and be highlighted!

Be sure to check out all of the wonderful Great Impression Stamps here!

Have a beautiful day!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Whoo Hoo Wed. IBS Tutorial

Hello Inspired By Stamping Friends!!

Today I am sharing Whoo Hoo Wednesday Tutorial on the IBS Blog!!

I have a pretty simple tutorial to share, but something I really enjoy doing!

I am in LOVE with all the trim Joanna carries in the IBS store, but I am especially in love with Vintage Crochet Trim!!!

You can check out the tutorial here!

Here is the card I created:

The lovely rose is from the Flowers Bloom set and the Birthday sentiment is from the Vintage Frames set!!

And a close-up of the trim and bow:

Have a lovely day!!

Monday, June 24, 2013


Hello crafty friends!!

This is my second post of the day, please be sure to check out my YNS After Party Card below!

It's that time of year...graduation parties!!  And we have a lot of them!

So for my post today, I thought it would be fun to create a graduation card!

It's my day to post on the 3 Girl Jam Blog, so I have used some of their yummy Crinkle Ribbon!!
I cut out the "2013" on my Cricut and embossed the white portion.  I used a new Inspired By Stamping sentiment that I LOVE!  It comes from the set Big Congrats!  A great mix and match set!  You get the large "Congratulations" along with 5 other little sentiments to go along with it!

I used Dress White and Holly Berry for this fun bow!!

Check out all the lovely 3GJ Crinkle Ribbon colors here!

Have a lovely day!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

YNS After Party

So what did you think of the YNS June Release?

I sure hop you had time to hop along and see all the amazing work using the new YNS stamps!!

I have one more project to share with you using one of the new sets!

For this card I used the new Squawk the Rooster set!!  He's sure to make you smile!
How fun!

If you're wondering if this picture is a little blurry, it is!  It isn't your eyes! ;)  I couldn't resist putting an action wobble behind this rooster!  So not only is he singing "Happy Birthday", he's also dancing!! :)

Close-up of the other half of the sentiment:

Here's a look at the entire Squawk the Rooster set:
How fun!!

Be sure to check the YNS store for all the new releases!!


Check out all the lovely inspiration:


Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

YNS June Release

Hello!  Welcome to the June Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!!!  

We have soooo many adorable new stamps and dies to share with you, and they are available TODAY in the Your Next Stamp Store!

We are hanging out on the farm and heading to the beach with this release and the images could not be any cuter!!!  We also have several coordinating dies to go with these sweet images, and the inspirational projects along this hop are going to blow you away!

The hop begins on Kerri’s blog, and if you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived from Veronica’s blog.  You have until Monday, June 24th at 12am (EST) to leave  comments on all of the DT Blogs for your chance to win this fabulous prize pack!


Now onto my project, I am showcasing the adorable Barnyard Love set!!

Isn't this little girl, just so adorable?!?

I really have enjoyed guest designing for YNS this month!!  YNS has so many lovely stamps!!

Love the "Hay There!" sentiment!  We use it a lot around here!

And one last close-up of the adorable girl and barn!!

Here's a look at the entire set:


As always, Karen has some amazing Hop Specials that you should definitely take advantage of!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Jen's blog, but make sure you leave a comment before you go!

 Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping and shopping!

Fun Friday with YNS

Hello crafty friends!  Sorry for posting this a little late, it's been such a crazy week!

Anyway I have another fun inspirational card to share with you today using some lovely Your Next Stamp stamps!!

This month YNS started a challenge blog and not only do they have a lovely inspirational photo to work with, but they are also offering a fun sketch!

Inspirational Photo:

You can use, one, or both to play along! And even if you don't have any YNS stamps you are more than welcome to play!

My card:
I used the fun Cheers! set for my card!

A yummy drink with a fun umbrella!! 
Love the added stick pin!

A look at the entire Cheers! set:
How fun!!

Each month a winner will be selected to win a $20 gift certificate, and a chance at being a YNS Guest Designer!

How exciting!!  There are so many wonderful stamps and dies to choose from!! Check them all out in the YNS store here!

Join in!

Have a great weekend!  Tomorrow is release day at YNS!!  Yay!!

Congrats Grad

It's that time of year again, when graduation parties begin!! 

I created this fun Graduation card using some of Raisin Boat's fun stamps!!
I used the fun Talking In Circles set for the "Congrats" circle!

Be sure to check out all their new stamps and rent a few!! :)

Have a great day!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Pinque Peacock & Sweet Stamps Blog Hop

Boy, Oh, Boy do we have some FUN in store for ALL of YOU!!

Welcome to DAY 1 of our Cross Promotion Blog Hop
with the talented Designers 
Designers at Pinque Peacock!

If you are arriving here from either the Sweet Stamps Blog or Pinque Peacock Blog, then you are right on track.  However, if you would like to start at the beginning, please head over to either of the Main Blogs:  
Sweet Stamps 
Pinque Peacock 

This will be a 2 Day Hop starting at the Sweet Stamps Blog and the Pinque Peacock Blog each day.

Please DO VISIT each of the Main Blogs to show your love to 

BOTH Companies that have organized this fun event for you!
Tell Your Friends, too....Lot's of Eye Candy along the way!
And there is sure to be lots of Blog Candy, too!!!


and the
have been working their Creative Efforts to the MAX behind the scenes, 
to create some wonderful projects using
the Fabulous Products from the Shop

the Pretties at the Pinque Peacock Shop

This Hop will lead you directly into the NEW Challenge at the
where the new Challenge will start 
and the theme will be everyone's favorite:
Anything Goes


Now, onto my project for today:

I had so much fun creating this card!

I used one of Pinque Peacock's Elegant Florals, which I just LOVE!!
It is a Wise Whisper in Ice Blue, Cherry Lipstick and Sunflower Yellow!
Isn't it gorgeous!?!

Check out the gorgeous Pearl Stick Pins as well!  
I just love them!  So elegant!
I think they are so pretty, paired up with one of new Fancy Leaf SweetCuts Die!

Products Used:

Wise Whisper Flower
Pearl Stick Pins


Now, you should be sure to head over to Donna's Blog to peek at her beautiful creation and get all the details on how it was created.


HOP LINEUP - DAY 1 (6/18/13)

SS Blog

  1. Kendra Sand (You Are Here)
  2. Donna K Baes~
  3. DeNetra Bates 
  4. Marji Franklin ~
  5. Erika Selander
  6. Janet Royer ~
  7. Lisa Lahiff
  8. Paula Driver ~
  9. Irit Shalom
  10. Susie Gerdes~
  11. Karrie Snider
  12. Beckie Woodall~
  13. Calypso Bastian
  14. Jessie Mitchell ~
  15. Shelly Schmidt
SS Blog

HOP LINEUP - DAY 2 (6/19/13)

SS Blog
  1. Kimberly Pate ~
  2. Annette Anderson
  3. Robin Perkey ~
  4. Carolyn LaBille
  5. Nupur Patel ~
  6. Roxie Glaza
  7. Mary Montecalvo ~
  8. Monica Edwards
  9.  An'Jenic Gibson~
  10. Denise Paxton
  11. Heather Flaherty ~
  12. Tamara Morton
  13. Lisa Woodward~
  14. Irena Kowalczyk
  15. Rhonda Bewley-Ratliff ~
If you want to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest things happening at Pinque Peacock and at Sweet Stamps, be our latest FANS!


Have a wonderful day!