Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Color Challenge (Red, White and Blue)

Hello crafty friends,

Here's a card I'm submitting to the  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and the CAS-ual Fridays Color Challenge...


Roses come in all colors, so I choice three in Red, White and Blue to help me celebrate 4th of July.

Thank you for stopping bye today.  I hope you have enjoyed yourself.   Please wish me luck :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Blogs For Boobies Winners

Hello Crafty Friends,

Thank you everyone for helping us fight Cancer.

The winning bidder for card #1 is, with a winning bid of $8.


The winning bidder for card #3 is, with a winning bid of $8.

The winning bidder for card #4 is, with a winning bid of $20. 

Winning bidders should expect an invoice from Skipping Stones Design. Please pay that invoice as soon as possible, so I can get your card(s) in the mail to you.  

A great BIG thank you to everyone for your help!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge #131

Hello Crafty Friends,

I'm submitting this card, which I made for my Mom, who LOVES elephants for Mother's Day to the Lawnscaping Challenge: Off Kilter, which is sponsored by ELLEN HUTSON.

I started the card by embossing my background wood grain pattern paper w/the Cuttlebug A2 Hugs and Kisses Embossing Folder.  Next I started building my shaker element, using the Taylored Expressions Color Block Cutting Plate.  I filled 3 of the compartments with sequin.   Inside the top right compartment I placed a Copic colored Mom and baby Elephant from the Clearly Besotted Love You Tons stamp set.  On the outside of the bottom right compartment I placed a Copic colored Elephant from  the Avery Elle Ellie stamp set.   The balloon on the top left compartment is also from the Avery Elle Ellie stamp set.   My last element on the card was a Happy Happy Happy die cut from Frantic Stamper

I placed the shaker element on an angle for a little extra interest.  My Mom LOVED her card and I hope you do also.  

Thanks for stopping bye.


Monday, June 6, 2016

Blogs For Boobies

Welcome to the 3rd Annual "Blogs 4 Boobies" hop!

Thank you for joining us fight cancer... this is day 6 of a 7 day event!  All of the money raised through the silent auction, on all the participating blogs, will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation. 

There are 3 ways that you can help...

  1. You can help by Shopping!   Skipping Stones Design is celebrating "blogs 4 boobies" with the release of six new stamp sets AND for every stamp set that you purchase during June 1st-14th SSD will donate $2 to the Komen Foundation. Stamping and shopping that you can feel good about!  
  2. You can help by *Biding!   Bid on a cards/projects along the blog hop. YES! EVERY single card/project along the blogs 4 boobies hop is up for auction. We recommend a starting bid of $5 or more. Your *bid not only includes the card/project but shipping to your home as well. (Please Note IF you want to bid, and live outside the U.S. we would request that you pay the difference of shipping charges between where you live and what it would cost to ship within the US.) See how to place a bid (below) for more detailed instructions.   If you are the highest bidder 7 days after the first post date 8:00 p.m. mountain time, you WIN the card/project that you bid on.
  3. You can help by Telling Your Friends!  Help us spread the word about "blogs 4 boobies" the more people that know, the more money we can raise!!!

I'm honored and very excited to participate in this cause.  Skipping Stones Designs provided the stamps for this event and here's what I made with them:

I used the Birthday Donuts Stamp set for my first three birthday cards:   

Card 1: Donut Shaker
Card 1 inside sentiment:  "happy birhtday" inside the donut with candle 
Card 2: Chocolate Donuts
Card 2 inside sentiment:  stamped donut at bottom right 
Card 3: Stacked Donuts
Card 3 inside is blank, but I can stamp a sentiment of your choice   

 I used the Margarita Birthday stamp set for my fourth and final card:

Card 4: Tequila

Card 4 inside sentiment

How to place a bid for any of my cards...

Step #1
Find the comment section of this blog.

Step #2
Once in the comment section fill in the dollar and cents amount of what you are willing to pay for the card.  Since I have multiple cards available, please indicate Card 1, Card 2, etc.  We recommend a starting bid of $5 or more. Remember your bid includes shipping as well as the card and 100% of the money you bid will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation

Step #3
Next to your $ bid please type in your email address. During a silent auction bidders sign their name next to their bid. Typing your email address is the electronic equivalent of signing your bid. Also it will help the blogger contact you if you are the highest bidder.

Step #4
Watch and wait.

Once you have entered your bid in the comment section, sit back and wait. If someone out bids you then you may bid again. Bidding will continue until 8:00 p.m. Mountain time 7 days after the first post.

"What do I do once I place a bid"

Watch and Wait
The "Winner of the Auction" will be the highest bid (that includes an email address) in the comment section of this post at the end of the silent auction.

The blogger/designer will declare who has won the silent auction. Skipping Stones Design will send you an invoice for your donation/bid amount. Please pay that invoice as soon as possible, so the designer can get your card(s) in the mail to you.

Here is the amazing lineup of designers for day 6:
Skipping Stones Design
Susie Bentz
Penny Cunnigham Ward
Nazaema Thompson
Chris Dayton
Becca Cruger
Mary Moisan (you are here)
Kim Sherrod

THANK you for stopping bye and please HELP us raise money forthe Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Anniversary Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

I used the Clearly Besotted Bear Hug stamp set to make this cute card for my In-Law's 51 Anniversary.  I hope they like it :)

I covered him and his banner with clear wink of stella

thanks for stopping bye!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Celebration Hop

We at Die-Versions  have collaborated with two awesome companies: Joy Clair and DL.ART to come up with a fun and festive Celebration Blog Hop. We want to showcase how well our three companies products work together. Die-Versions  makes very intricate and lovely dies; Joy Clair makes high quality clear stamps; and DL.ART makes gorgeous rayon hand dyed crinkle ribbon and also carries bakers twine and other hand crafted seasonal supplies.

The Celebration Blog Hop will take place on Wednesday, May 18th, Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th.  Over the three days all Design Team Members will be sharing with you projects they have made for all the many upcoming Celebrations that come around this time of year, ie....Weddings, Baby Showers, Baby Births, Graduations, Father's Day, and of course Birthdays!  All Design Team Members will be using supplies from all three companies to make their projects so you can see for yourself how lovely these products work together and how dies, stamps and ribbons are the perfect combination!!

There will be prizes for those who comment on all the blogs over the three days and who become followers of all the blogs. Die-Versions is giving away a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Die-Versions store. Joy Clair is giving away 3 $25.00 Gift Certificates to the Joy Clair store, one each day  and DL.ART is giving away a $10.00 Gift Code to the DL.ART store to one lucky winner!!  The prizes will be announced on all three of the companies  Die-VersionsJoy Clair and DL.ART blogs on Sunday, May 22nd.

DL.ART is running a 3 day Special during the Blog Hop for all of the Design Team Followers ~ 12% off your entire order at DL.ART by using code:  DJDHOPS this code will only be valid on the 3 days of the Celebration Blog Hop.

You should have come here from Crystal Ramos' blog, if not, then please start at the beginning of the at Die-Versions Blog.   The entire list of Designers for the entire Celebration Blog Hop is listed on the Die-Versions Blog.

My first set of cards are graduation theme.  Girls first, so lets start with the girl card.  I started with a piece of girly flower pattern paper, which I tone down with a layer of vellum.   I used a black glitter paper die cut of the girl from the Die-Versions Whispers Grad Celebrating die set.   A fussy cut oval from the JoyClair Wedding Wishes stamp set.   Notice that I trim off the curly details from that oval stamp.  A fussy cut banner from the JoyClair Song of Solomon stamp set, which I first stamp with the Congratulations stamp from the JoyClair Wedding Wishes stamp set.  My finishing touch for this card was a sweet baby pink bow using the lovely DL.Art Baby Bundle

On my graduation boy card, I used blues and greens.  I started with a watercolor pattern paper onto which I start Congratulations diagonally across the card front.  The Congratulations stamp was from the JoyClair Wedding Wishes stamp set.  Before attaching the stamped card panel I added baby blue ribbon to the bottom of the card... I was thinking tassels.  The blue ribbon was from the DL.Art Baby Bundle.  My finishing touch on this card was a black glitter paper graduation boy from the Die-Versions Whispers Grad Celebrating die set. To make him extra special, I placed the die cut on an action wobble.  So love how this card came out. 

Here's a poor quality short video showing the wobble action :)

On the boy card I used the Die-Versions Whispers Bassinet die, cut from white card stock.  A fussy cut and Copic colored baby in umbrella stamp and the "It's a Boy" stamp from the JoyClair Oh Baby stamp set.  I wanted to do something different with my ribbon for this card, so I created a baby quilt by weaving small strips of the blue and white ribbons.  I used strong double sided tape to attach the "quilt" to my card. The ribbons were from the DL.Art Baby Bundle

I started my baby girl card by stamping the footprints and the "It's a Girl" stamps diagonally across the card front. Both of these stamps are from the JoyClair Oh Baby stamp set.   I attached this stamp panel to my card front and fussy cut the banner from the JoyClair Song of Solomon stamp set, which I first stamp with the Congratulations stamp from the JoyClair Wedding Wishes stamp set.  Next I added a dark pink die cut bassinet from the Die-Versions Whispers Bassinet die  A baby pink ribbon from the DL.Art Baby Bundle grounds the stamp and die cut elements.  

Thank you for stopping bye today.  I hope you have enjoyed yourself .  Your next stop on the blog hop is Monica Edwards blog.

Don't forget to use the code mary15 for 15% off your order (not valid with sales or discounts) when shopping at Die-Versions.