Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Pinspired Challenges #18

Good morning, girls!  I hope you've all been able to enjoy some fall weather--it's starting to get cool here and it's simply fabulous! I'm happy to be sharing another Pinspired Challenge with you, sponsored by a brand new company, Pink Hippo!  A little bit about them, from the owner, Debbie:

Pink Hippo was a name I picked out years ago when I first thought I might want to dabble in the clear stamp business. I have the most supportive husband in the world and anything I have ever wanted to do he has been behind 100%. I have a 27 year old daughter who is my world and that is where the name came in. Her last name is Hipp and when she was growing up we always collected hippo things, preferably pink!
I am a retired business owner and didn't start crafting until about 3-4 years ago when I retired from my business so I am a late bloomer. I have always felt like a crafty/creative person and was so excited to think I may have an avenue for it. I got my first cricut die cutting machine and just started playing around and was hooked.
I didn't actually start stamping much until the past two years. I love stamps and thought I would like to see more on the market that are more on the humorous side because I love humor. I had tossed around the idea of stamps for years but just decided to jump in and just have fun! I love Halloween so much that I decided that had to be the first thing I worked on.
This is my first release and I am happy to sponsor the giveaway.

Thanks so much for sponsoring us, Debbie! As the prize for this challenge, Pink Hippo will provide the winner this Witchy Woman stamp set. Awesome!

So, let's get to it!

I just love this inspiration photo.  This color palette is fabulous, and as it just so happens, I just got a ton of sequins from Neat and Tangled in this exact color scheme.  And some new SU! stamp pads that match, too.  So, it was pretty much meant to be.  Here's my take on the photo:

LOVE those colors.  Someone please tell me that I don't have to stop using brights because it's fall.  I used Neat and Tangled's Sparkle and Shine set, and tried to keep it simple a la Neat and Tangled's CAS style.

Be sure to link up a creation to be eligible for this sweet prize!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pinspired Challenges #17

Good morning, crafty peeps!  If you are here looking for Kelly Marie's birthday blog hop, just scroll down a bit, then come back here to check out this awesome challenge.

I'm so pleased to be sharing Pinspired Challenges' 17th challenge, sponsored by Whisker Graphics!  I absolutely love their bitty bags and twine, and the Pin Perfect winner of this challenge will receive three full spools of Whisker Graphics Divine Twine!  So awesome!  Here's the inspiration photo you'll be using for this challenge:

I was so excited to see the quilt in the pic because I knew I had some October Afternoon paper that was very similar to that large floral print!

This card is also the public debut of my machine stitching on a card.  If you know me well, you know that up until recently I've been a sew-aphobe.  Seriously.  I'd hot glue anything before I'd sew it.  Well, I was inspired by an amazing sewist friend, and armed with some fabric scraps, I've been practicing my sewing skills, and felt confident enough to machine stitch a border around this card.  And really, how could I not try out my stitching with this inspiration photo? ;)

I cannot wait to see what you link up for this challenge!  I always love looking at your creations on the Pinspired blog.  

Happy Birthday, Kelly Marie!!

Woohoo!!! I am so stinkin' excited to be sharing the happiest of birthday wishes to Ms. Lawn Fawn herself, Kelly Marie Alvarez! (You should have arrived here via the amazing Julie Campbell.) Kelly--your designs are whimsical, sweet, and my go-to when creating, so I hope that this little birthday card puts a smile on your face.

I created this card using my Cameo (to make the shaped base), and several sets of my beloved Lawn Fawn stamps.  I almost had the sweet little pups with little speech bubbles containing music notes, but alas, I ran out of room. :)

Happy Birthday times 33 to you, Kelly Marie! High five to you for creating paper-crafting awesomeness.  

Your next stop on the blog hop is the cute and stylish Lisa Rimke!  And if you get lost along the way, no worries, just stop by Tiffany Johnson's blog for the complete list!