Use Your Stuff Blog Hop

Welcome Hoppers!

It’s Use Your Stuff’s 200th challenge and we’re celebrating with a blog hop.  Speaking of celebrating, that’s our challenge – CELEBRATE!!!

We are lucky to be sponsored by Kim Evans and her amazing store Emerald Creek Craft Supplies!  She is giving one lucky winner a cute little prize pack. You need to make sure that you comment on each of the blogs for the hop because the lucky winner will be chosen from one of them!

I received my Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin for November and I really think it is cute…It’s a Christmas pack and I love that because Christmas is really big in my house and something that we really love to celebrate.  Here are the 2 cards that I have created…

Merry and Bright

I really love the cute little stamp set and I know I will get lots of use from it~!  As well as the blog hop, we are also having our usual weekly challenge so we hope that you will play along with our celebrate challenge this week.  I look forward to seeing what you love to celebrate!

You should have arrived from Shirley’s blog.  Below I have posted the all the stops on the hop for you in case you missed one!







Martha Lucia

Many Thanks – September Paper Pumpkin

So I started getting the paper pumpkin from Stampin’ Up. The September kit was a project I wasn’t really thrilled about so I decided to play around with some of the pieces for cards instead. I love the cute little fall stamps!

It works great for our challenge at Use Your Stuff this week, which is THANKFUL! So here is my card (with a little help from Pinterest! )

 September Paper Pumpkin – Stampin’ Up

I hope you like it and don’t forget to play around with us over on the Use Your Stuff blog this week!

Use Your Stuff Blog Hop

Welcome to our Spring is Sprung Blog hop.  The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and (hopefully) the cold spell is over! The Use Your Stuff Design Team are showing their spring fever by creating some great spring themed  projects for you.

The hop runs from  Monday April 13th until Saturday April 18th, so you have lots of time to play along. Make sure you leave a comment on each blog.  If you would like to follow the blog, I’m sure the DT would love that as well :)  We have 5 spring themed prizes to give away from the commenters on the blogs.  You won’t know which blogs we will be choosing so make sure you comment on each one.   International participants are welcome.

Here is the list for the blog hopUse Your Stuff blog

Spring always reminds me of Easter, and now that I have a son, I find that I enjoy it so much more.
For my project, I created a fun Easter layout of my son.  It was his first Easter and we did a little Easter Egg hunt.  He was more interested in the sound the eggs made than anything else!

 I have a little box with a bunch of Easter stuff in it, which is what I used for the layout today.  The basket and eggs I cut from my cricut!

I hope you like it and don’t forget to check out the other blogs for some great spring projects~

Sweet Dreams little Man

It’s another great challenge at Red Carpet Studio this week.  Now I’m not a big sports movie fan, but I will admit, that I do like this one!
Today’s challenge is inspired by the movie FIELD OF DREAMS.


An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.
THE CHALLENGE: Create your own Field of Dreams. In other words, create a unique background for your page. Use stamps, ink, paint, pieces of paper, anything BUT a single piece of patterned paper or plain card stock.
(Please click HERE for our 2015 challenge guidelines)
Here is what I created for you this week
 For the back ground I spritzed it with some glimmer mists and then used some of my texture paste and stensil for the hearts.  I added some droplets of alcohol ink as well.  The sentiment I cut out using my Create a Critter cartridge for my cricut.  The flowers, wood veneers, and the clip as well as the doily were all just from my stash.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog this week for your chance to win a great prize from this week’s sponsor.

Sunsational Stamps-March Release Blog Hop!

Sunsational Stamps March Stamp Release Blog Hop



Welcome to Sunsational Stamps March Stamp Release Blog Hop  Thank you for joining us today  we  are excited to present our new Spring Stamp Sets . We have 14 new sets, 10 of which will be showcased during the hop. All will be Available in the store this weekend!  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy the show.


We do have a few rules for this hop, to support each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible to win the Get Well Stamp Set, you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment, becoming  a follower of each blog is also required. In addition to this Everyone who participates will receive an adorable cut file as a free gift from our sister site, Scrapping With Lisa Designs.


We are offering a special for this release:

If you purchase 3  4×6 stamp sets you will get 1  4×6 set of your choice free.

If you purchase 3  3×4 stamp sets you will get 1  3×4 set of your choice free.

This special offer is good until  Sunday Mar 29  at midnight  EST.


Here is the stamp set that you could win for your participation:



Here is the Free cut file that you will receive for completing the hop. It will be found on one of the Blogs during this hop.



This hop runs all weekend, so you will have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop.  So let’s party and give a big welcome to Spring


Here is my Project for the hop I was given the  FLOWER POWER SET 

which can be found in the store here


I created a cute little wall hanging for my project today.  I started out with a upcycled cardbaord piece from some flowers I bought at michaels.  I inked it with some spritzes and inked the edges with a little Walnut Stain from Ranger.

I then ran it through one of my cuttlebug folders for a bit more texture.  I glued on a doily and then started layering my flower pieces.  I added some glitter and stickles for a bit more shine and then a couple of little beads for that cute butterfly.

I used my crop a dile to pop a couple of holes in it and then threaded some ribbon in order for it to hang.  I hope you like it!

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Here is the line up for today’s Hop :


Janet –

Carla –

Kimberly –

Sher –

Marji –

Rhonda –

Tammy –

Carolyn –

Lisa –

Thank you for joining us and we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!! Check back here often for more inspirational projects created by our very talented Design Team!


Floral Easter

Hey Everyone! Another start to a wonderful weekend. My turn to post on the Sunsational Stamps Blog today!

I have another lovely digi image for you. I think she is just so cute!

This is the image I used from the store and it can be found here!

I adjusted mine a bit in my program so it’s not exactly the same but that is such a great thing about digi’s….you can adjust them to how you need them!

I colored the image in with my Copics and then added some pretty Easter paper for a background.  Some borders with punched cardstock and ribbon as well as a diecut butterfly finish it off.  I hope you like it and stop by the store and see all the fabulous Easter images that are there…they are just too darn cute!



Top o’ the morning to ya!

We have a great new challenge for you on the Red Carpet Studio blog today.  Using The Lucky One as your inspiration (just in time for St. Patrick’s day).

lucky one


The Lucky One is a 2012 romantic drama film directed by Scott Hicks and released April 2012. It is an adaptation of the 2008 novel of the same name, by Nicholas Sparks.
The film stars Zac Efron as Logan Thibault, a U.S. Marine who finds a photograph of a smiling young woman while serving in Iraq, carries it around as a good luck charm, and later tracks down the woman, with whom he begins a relationship.
THE CHALLENGE: use GOLD and the word LUCKY on your project.
(Please click HERE for our 2015 challenge guidelines)
Here’s my card for you today!
I just used some green DP from my stash.  The stamp set is from Stampin Up and one I haven’t used before so it was nice to open it up. It’s called Reason to Smile.  I added some twine, sequins and gold lettering from my stash!  I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog for your chance to win an awesome prize!

Happy Easter!

Hello everyone!.  Can you believe it is Daylight Savings this weekend?  Then right around the corner is Spring! Weeeee!!  The DT at Sunsational Stamps is going to be highlighting some of our fun Easter and Spring Stamps for you over the next week or so, to get you into the mood for nicer weather and all the buds and flowers blooming…Saying goodbye to winter for yet another year.

Today I am using this cute little bunny and egg image.  He’s just so adorable!  He may not be in the store yet, but he’s definitely going to be made available asap for you to use!
 Lots of fun spring colors on this card and my favorite–layers :)  A little bit of stickles for the nose and the egg stripes :) I colored him with my copics and then did some chalking in the background.   The DP is from Hot off the Press.  The flowers are $$ store and the sentiment is from Michaels.  My little bit of fringe is from CTMH.   Just because I’m really into them right now, a few little sequins to finish off the flowers. I hope you enjoy him and don’t forget to shop at the store to get started on your Easter and Spring cards!!
Lots of fun spring colors on this card and my favorite–layers :)  A little bit of stickles for the nose and the egg stripes :) I colored him with my copics and then did some chalking in the background.   I hope you enjoy him and don’t forget to shop at the store to get started on your Easter and Spring cards!!

Vaycay fun!

Happy Sunday and the first day of March if you can believe it!   Wow, it feels like February flew by!    We have a new challenge at Red Carpet Studio today! Yay!

Our inspiration this week is from Public Enemies (I must admit, this is one of the few movies I’ve not seen yet…surprisingly)



The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

THE CHALLENGE:  The Good Old Days….Use a distress technique on your project.

(Please click HERE for our 2015 challenge guidelines)

So I have a fun vacation layout for you today….


Anyone who knows me, knows that I hoard paper like you wouldn’t believe.  I always find it is so hard to use the cute stuff because you don’t want to cut it apart!  So I hunkered down and got too it.  I used the On the Boardwalk Collection from Graphic 45 which I thought would go great for this beach photo.  The orange dinghy I just cut out with my cricut and for some fun I added some burlap!  I distressed the edges of my pages and inked them up with my distress ink.  All the bits and bobs are just from my stash.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to stop by the blog and see the rest of the great projects we have for you, as well as to enter to win a fabulous prize for this week’s challenge.  I look forward to stopping by your blogs to check out what you create!

Boys and their Toys

Friday is here again, and I’m posting on the Sunsational Stamps blog today with my inspiration piece.

Today I am using the image from the Scrapping with Lisa designs called Jimmy.  I thought he was a fun masculine image to play with.



Rather than coloring with my copics like I normally do, I decided to go with some watercoloring today, just because I’ve not done it in awhile.  So as you can see, like a watercolor painting, some of the areas are darker and some have varying degrees of lighter color.  It was fun to get back into it.

I went with lots of layers and just a few embellishments with this one today.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to stop by the store and shop around!  Remember, tomorrow is our blog hop so pop by and see what I have for you then!

DP: Boy crazy (MME)

Punch : EK success

Sentiment:  Stampin Up

Cardstock: Michaels

Twine: unknown

Watercolor pencils: unknown