Sunday, May 30, 2010

MTME Sneak Peek!!!

Happy Sunday my friends!!!

Welcome to the second day of MTME sneak peeks!!! I can't hardly believe it, but today is my turn to show off some of the new My Time Made Easy products!!! All items will be available in the MTME Store on June 1st !!!

Today I have the pleasure of showing you the *Tea For You* Template. Lauren, Catherine & Pam are also sharing some fabulous projects....make sure to check them out!!!

Here is my idea with the template plus a matching card ......

For the teapot I used Very Vanilla CS as my card base. I decorated it with the new *Vintage Stripes Acorn Squash* Design Paper, some flourished Pearls, two sparkly Prima Flowers. The sentiment is from the matching *Tea For You* Stamp Set. All the edges on the teapot and the card were ink distressed. I have not filled the inside yet, but it would be perfect for some cookies, tea bags or candy!!!

My card also has a Very Vanilla card base. The card itself measures 4" x 4". I again added some new *Vintage Stripes Acorn Squash* Design Paper. The main image features another gorgeous sneak peek Stamp Set called *Killer Curves* that will perfectly go hand in hand with this template and the sentiments from the *Tea For You* Set. I stamped the image onto some Label 1 Spellbinder Dies. To finish the card off I added some Black Satin Ribbon, a sparkly Prima Flower and some Pearls.

A quick note.....if you have never used any of Lauren's templates...they are available in PDF, SVG and other files. I actually used my new Cricut Expression Machine to cut out this template!!! Love it!!!
Thank you for stopping by today...hope you like my little project :) ?!?

Enjoy your weekend!!! Big hugs ~S~

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Killer Curves, Tea For You (My Time Made Easy) avail. June 1st
Template:  Tea For You (My Time Made Easy) avail. June 1st
Ink:  Memento Black, Vintage Touch  
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Design Paper:  Vintage Strip Acorn Squash (My Time Made Easy) avail. June 1st
Accessories:  Flourished Pearls, Prima Flowers, Label 1 Spellbinder Dies, Black Satin Ribbon, Scor-Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals
Card Size:  4" x 4"

Saturday, May 29, 2010

MTME Sneak Peeks started!!!

Happy weekend everyone!!!

We are officially on summer break...wahooo!!! We celebrated the *end of school year* hanging out at the pool.....we had a blast!!! I'm such a proud MOM...our girls had a fabulous school year and their grades show it!!! Sarah and Rebecca both received *Honor Rolls* and Mimi is ready to move up to Kindergarten!!! I have one more *Graduation* to go today...our sweet babysitter Hannah is graduating from High School and we are so proud of her too!!!  

Anyway...I just wanted to let you know that today is the kick off for the new SNEAK PEEKS over at Lauren Meader's blog!!! You don't want to miss it :) !!!

Tomorrow will be my turn....I can't wait!!! I'm leaving you with a little teaser.....

Have a wonderful day and hope to see you again tomorrow?!?!?  Hugs ~S~

Thursday, May 27, 2010

OCC Sweet Pea, C4C38 Happy Birthday

Happy Thursday evening!!!

So happy to hear you all liked the flip-flops we made....and the photo of my sweet baby!!! I totally forgot to mention in my post below *how* I added the flowers.....sorry guys..LOL!!! Here is what I did...each center of the flowers have brads. Where the flip-flops come together on top I punched a hole with the Crop-a-Dile and placed the brads right through. I covered the sharp edges on the bottom with another piece of felt, so the kids don't get hurt!!!  I adhered the felt piece with some super sticky Score-Tape...voila...that's it!!!

I had a little stampin' time last night as my kids are super tired from all the action this week...I think they are really ready for their summer break!!! So am I.....Jerry and I are looking forward sleeping in a bit longer :).

My first card is for the OCC Sketch hosted by my sweet friend Loretta.

I used the beautiful Sweet Pea Set from There She Goes. The Kraft panels were embossed with the Dotted Cuttlebug Folder. The Design Paper is from a retired Collection called Vita Bella. At the bottom I added a border...the punch is from the Martha Stewart Collection. Of course I had to add my fabbo Silver Pearls :) !!! At last I bedazzled the main image with some Dazzling Diamond Glitter.


My second card is for the C4C38 Sketch hosted by my sweet friend Cindy.

It's pretty straight forward....I used the sentiment from the PTI Set Communique Curves Sentiment Set and the Fillable Frames #4 Set. I also used the coordinating Fillable Frame Die. The Design Paper is from the BasicGrey Kioshi Collection. At last I added the matching Prima Flower and the Silver Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by tonight!!! Enjoy the rest of your evening!!! Hugs ~S~

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Girls Flip-Flops

Hello everyone!!!

This week is flying by like girls have only two more days of school!!! Before the week is completely done...I thought I better get crackin' on some posts!!!

As promised here are some photos of the flip-flops we made on Rebecca's birthday...but first I want to share a picture of my sweet, smart and kind hearted baby!!!

Isn't she least I think so :) LOL?!?  

Here are the flipper-flopper's she made for herself....

This is Miriam's collection.......

These are Sarah's.....can you tell she is a diva :) !?!

I used felt for all the flowers. I think *Hobby Lobby* has the best felt all the different colors and patterns!!! I cut them with various *daisy* Sizzix Dies and added some large blings in the center...Mimi opted for some sparkly hot pink brads!!! All items shown are from Hobby Lobby!!!

Have a wonderful evening....we are watching the *American Idol Finale* as I'm typing this post!!! Wonder who is winning??? Let me know who your favorite singer is!?!?  Hugs ~S~

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - FTTC68

Happy Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!!!

It is time for a new Challenge - FTTC68 !!! Since it's the end of the month we are introducing you to our monthly Guest Designer!!! It is the fabulous and super sweet Velta Wesson.

Velta is challenging us to "MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS" !!! I know you have seen all of these wonderful dimensional homemade flowers and today is your chance to make one too! They look fabulous on any project and they are not hard to do!!! Check out the Flourishes Blog for an awesome flower tutorial made by our very own Dawn Burnsworth or stop by SCS for some more flower ideas!!! Whichever form of flower you choose to create, we would love to have you play along with us!!!

Here is my flower idea :) .......

The wonderful quote I used today is from the new Cherry Blossom Set and it was inked in Memento Black. The Design Paper for the flowers are from the BasicGrey Nook & Pantry Collection. The flower die is from the Beautiful  Blooms II  Collection.. The Groovy Guava BG was embossed with the Sunshine Impression Plate and the Lable One BG was scored.

The idea to make this a more *vintage* looking card came from this weeks SSCC40 Challenge. I ink distressed the entire card with the Vintage Touch Ink. The  flowers were roughed up with a Stylus and I crunched them together pretty good.  I used some Large Silver Brads in the center of the flowers. The leaves are from some leftover fake flowers. I trimmed them and glued them to the back of the flowers. At last I added some Silver Pearls in the corners to finish off the card.

Please stop by Barbara, Betty, Cindy, Dee, Maki and Velta for some more gorgeous flower cards!!!

Don't forget to link your card directly to the *Link System* at the Flourishes Blog for you chance to win a $10 store Gift Certificate. Also, check out the blog for more ways to win!!!

Thank you for stopping by today!!! Enjoy your day!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set:  Cherry Blossom (Flourishes)
Ink: Vintage Touch,  Memento Black   
Cardstock:  White, Groovy Guava  
Design Paper: Nook & Pantry (BasicGrey)
Accessories: Large Silver Brads, Silver Pearls, Label One Spellbinder Die, Fillable FramesSunshine Impression Plate
Card Size:  5" x  5"

Sunday, May 23, 2010

IC233, MMSC54 and PDCC30 Birthday Wishes

Happy Sunday!!!

We had a wonderful, relaxing birthday for Rebecca yesterday!!! Time was flying by so fast and before we knew it it was time for all the kids to got home!!! We did get a little bit of crafting done, but I didn't have time to take pictures of every ones finished project :( !!! I will take photos of my girls finished projects and show them to you this week!!!  Tonight I'm just kickin' back and relax!!!

I wanted to share a card with you I made Friday night for the IC233 ~ Amy Atlas Events. I chose the photo #13 from the main  website...unfortunately I/we can't link please click HERE for the main site.

Once again I combined my IC card with this weeks *Queen for the Day ~ QFTD10*. Congratulations Deb (aka debzi333), on being this weeks Queen !!! I chose to case this beautiful flower card from her gallery. I changed the Sketch to this weeks MMSC54The colors are from this weeks
PDCC30 matching the IC-piece. I'm using Barely Banana, Pink Pirouette and Certainly Celery.

As you can tell it's pretty straight forward...hope you like it?!?

Thank you for stopping by....and I hope you'll have a wonderful Sunday!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set:  Watercolor Trio (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Barley Banana, Certainly Celery and Pink Pirouette
Cardstock:  White
Accessories:  Silver String, Scrap Floss, Buttons, Piercing Mat and Tool

Friday, May 21, 2010

Curtain Call #30, 2S4Y53 Flying by......and Blog Candy Winner!!!

Happy TGIF!!!

I had to stamp last night for my sanity...LOL!!! I've been thinking all week about the fabulous color combo Stacey has cooked up for the Curtain Call #30 and I wanted to play before the deadline tonight!!!

I combined the colors with the 2S4Y52 Sketch......

and out came this card :) ......

I used one of my favorite PTI Sets called Bird Watching. The image was inked in Memtento Black and colored with these Copic Markers - R000, B37, G12, YR07 and Colorless Blender. The Pumpkin Pie CS was embossed with the fabulous new PTI Sunshine Impression Plate. I added some piercing, some Black/White Gingham Ribbon, a Pink Button and some Brown Scrap Floss. The corners and the little flowers on the main image were decorated with Silver Pearls!!!

Before I go I would like to announce the WINNER of my *Flourishes Giveaway* is......

Ravengirl said...
Gorgeous gift set! Wow, what a treat! The new Flourishes releases are amazing!

Please e-mail me under so you can tell me what fabulous Flourishes you have chosen :) !!

Have a fabulous weekend...we'll be celebrating Rebecca's 9th Birthday tomorrow...I will share photos of the fun projects we'll be doing!!! Hugs ~S~

Thursday, May 20, 2010

SNTOBD10 I Am The Way plus The Light of the World

Happy Thursday everyone!!!

Hope your weeks is going well??? It's been a bit crazy around here....hubby fractured his foot (poor baby), my Rebecca and our boxer Luke are sharing a birthday this Saturday and we are throwing Becca a *Pool Party*. So lots of planning, baking, we are decorating some flip-flops and little handbags  for the party. Becca is so excited :) and is helping me to prep for her crafting idea!!! The weather is gonna be awesome too......wahooo!!!!

Anyway, I'm so thrilled that my sweet friend Betty invited me to host today's Stamping in Time on Assignment Challenge - SNTODBD10 over on the ODBD Blog.

The Assignment this week is to create a *LONG CARD* using this Sketch.

I had so much playing I actually made two cards....hope you like them :) !?! Please click on the photos to see them closer!!!

For this card I used the beautiful I Am The Way Set. I stamped the flower image first, using So Saffron Ink. I stamped over it with the wonderful Bible Verse using Memento Black Ink. The So Saffron *Long Card* is from an old SU stash I have held on for ever :). The BG was scored and I pierced in between the top and bottom rows. I finished the card off with some Black/White Gingham Ribbon and added my fav Silver Pearls on the side. I matched the card up with an envelope and finished the inside using the sentiment from the With Deepest Sympathy Set.


Using the Light of the World  Set brought a big smile to my was one of the very first ODBD Sets I have ordered and I'm still loving it!!!

Again, I matched the card up with an envelope and the inside was stamped using the sentiment from the With Heartfelt Sympathy Set. The lighthouse image was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers. The main panels are done with the Mega Oval Large Nestabilities. The card was finished by adding some scoring, piercing, White Cotton Lace Ribbon and some Black Pearls.

Please stop by the ODBD Blog to find out all the info on how to play you could win a prize for playing too :)!!!!

Thank you for stopping by today and I can't wait to see your take on the Sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - FTTC67

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

It's time again for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - FTTC67!!! Betty is our host and she is challenging us to use any kind of *CHIPBOARD* to your card/project!!! You can use some already decorated chipboard or find some "bare" chipboard and dress it up! You can make tags, embellishments, or stamp your focal image directly to the stuff! Whether you are painting it up, cutting it out, or using some already pre-cut and decorated chipboard, we would love to see what you create using chipboard!!!

Here is my idea.....

I went thru my stash of old chipboards that I have hoarded for years and found these two Large Tag Chipboards. My idea for this bag and card combo came from this weeks CAS67 ~ Shabby Chic.

I added some Very Vanilla CS and stamped the super gorgeous new Cherry Blossom image on it. The edges of the VV CS were distressed plus ink distressed. The tags were finished off with some Green Checker Ribbon, Pink Buttons, some Brown Scrap Floss plus some Black Pearls.

Did you all see the gorgeous new Flourishes Release this past week??? It was definitely WOW...I loved all the sneak peek cards the Senior Design Team has created!!! Since I haven't had a *BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY* in a while I figured I surprise you and let one winner chose one of the new Release Sets!!!
All you have to do is leave me a comment!!! I'll pick a winner this coming Friday, May 21 about
8:00 PM EST!!!

Please make sure to stop by Barbara, Betty, Cindy, Dee and Maki's blog for more chipboard gorgeousness!!!

~Supply List~
Stamp Set:  Cherry Blossom (Flourishes)
Ink:  Memento Black, Copic Markers - R000, R00, V01, G94, Ranger Antique Distressing
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Kraft
Accessories:  Large Chipboard Tag, Checker Ribbon, Brown Scrap Floss, Kraft Tote Bag

Sunday, May 16, 2010

FS171 Special Post.....Creative Cuts Blog Hop!!!

Happy Sunday!!!  Hope you are still enjoying your weekend???

Today I have a very special post...I was invited to a fun blog hop and I hope you will join us!?! We are celebrating the launch of Creative Cuts and More's brand new website !!! There are SO MANY PRIZES up for make sure to hop on over to the DieCut Diva Blog where the CELEBRATION PARTY starts!!!

The official start time of this blog hop is Monday, at 8:00 AM (EST). If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet. If for some reason one of the links is broken do not worry, just go back over to Die Cut Diva Blog where the complete list will be.

If you came here from Lisa Somerville's blog then you are right on track....!!! Hope you enjoyed her creation!?! I have the pleasure of showing off the new beautiful Large Elegant Rectangle Frame and the super cute Tuck Top Cube Box.

Here is what I came up with.....

My inspiration came from this weeks FS171 ~ casing the fabulous Cathleen. I chose this BEAUTY from her gallery. I changed the colors, stamp set and added the frame.

The flowers are from the SU Watercolor Trio Set. The colors were inspired by the Color Dare #65 Challenge - using Ruby Red, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Pumpkin Pie. I really like these colors summery!!! The card was embellished with some White Lace Ribbon, Design Paper and Silver Pearls.

Now it's time to hop on over to Holly Brown's blog for more die cut inspiration!!!  Have fun hopping and thank you for stopping by!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set:  Watercolor Trio (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Ruby Red, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Kraft
Design Paper: Creepy Crawlin (SU).
Accessories:  Elegant Rectangle Frame, Tuck Top Cube Box, Cotton Lace Ribbon, Silver Pearls

Saturday, May 15, 2010

CQC32 Special Day and IC232, WT270, QFTD09 Life's Moments

Happy weekend!!!

I can't even begin telling you how happy I am that it is weekend!!!  What a crazy week it has been...good crazy at least. So much going on and so little time!!! I was so looking forward to Friday night...because I usually have some stampin' time!!!

Did I mention my hubby is off for the next 75 a way it's nice, but then again he is the one who keeping me busy...because of him I don't get any stampin' done :( !!! I hate to say it, but I'm counting down the days till the University is back in session.....LOL!!!

Anyway...I did escape tonight to my super messy stamp room. I started out with this card......the color combo is from this weeks CQC32 - using Kiwi Kiss, Groovy Guava, Kraft, Basic Black and Vanilla.

I used the Branch Out Set from Stampin' Up. The tree and tire image were inked in Memento Desert Sand. The sentiment is from a stamp set that is unkown and I inked it in Basic Black along with the little birdy image. The leaves were inked in Kiwi Kiss and Groovy Guava. The Kraft CS was embossed with the awesome Retro Diamonds Folder from QuicKutz. I finished the card off by adding two stripes of Black Ribbon and the Black Pearls.


Of course I couldn't wait to play this weeks Inspiration Challenge #232 ~ Two Lumps of Sugar over on SCS. I chose this New Hope Vintage Fabric as it reminded me of the fabulous new Elements of Style image from Stampin' Up. I combined it with this weeks Queen for the Day #9 Challenge. This week the Queen is Linda Hotwheels aka *Hotwheels*. I chose to case this card from her. Along the way I discovered that the WT270 is all about distressing....and added this technique to my cards as well.

I'm really lovin' this new Stampin' Up is so versatile and sooooo gorgeous!!! I inked it in Memento Black and colored it with Copic Markers R22, YR00, R000, G12, G24.

distressed & color distressed the edges with Chocolate Chip Ink. I added the Wild Wasabi Ribbon with the Copper Label Holder as well as the matching Copper Brads. At last I bedazzled the flowers with some Dazzling Diamond Glitter....voila!!!


Before I go I want to share another Elements of Style card.......

I just remembered that I totally forgot to show off my card from last weeks Queen for the Day #8 Challenge. I added it to my SCS Gallery, but not to my can read all the info right HERE!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!!! I have to go to bed now, because my hubby has another fun *house project* set up for us in the morning....he wants us to cleaning all the windows ...yikes!!! All I can say is 74 days till he is going back to work.....LOL!!!!  Hugs ~S~

Thursday, May 13, 2010

MMSC53, CTD92 Friends for Life and Curtain Call #29, 2S4Y52 Sweet Pea

Howdy friends!!!

It's been a crazy week here at the Ledlow house. Today was the first time I had a chance to stamp...wahoo!!!

I found a few different challenges I wanted to first card is for the MMSC53 Sketch and the CTD92 - using Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Old Olive and Kraft.

I used the beautiful Life Set from Papertrey Ink. The Kraft CS was embossed with the Retro Diamonds Folder from QuicKutz. Following the Sketch I added some Saffron Ribbon with Silver Pearls on the side.


My next card is for the Curtain Call #29 - using Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango, Bordering Blue and White. The Sketch is from the 2S4Y #52.

The Sweet Pea Set Set is from There She Goes. The image was inked with Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers. I added some White Cotton Lace, the punched borders, piercing and the Button with the Silver Pearls.

Hope you like it!?!?

Thank you for stopping by....have a wonderful evening!!! ~S~

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - FTTC66

Happy Tuesday!!!

Hope all you mom's had a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day??? Mine was relaxing and fun....we hung out at the pool Friday & Saturday. With temperatures in the low 90's it was the perfect place to be!!! Sunday the weather cooled off and we had a yummy cook out in the late afternoon.  We played some volleyball and snuggled up watching TV!!! Can't get any better than that :) !!!

Are you ready for another fun Flourishes Timeless Tuesday??? Maki is our host and she is challenging us to "PICTURE IT" !!! Now, a photo card is one way of looking at the challenge; however, you can venture off into other avenues as well. Think magazine pictures, real image designer papers, or take a picture of some of your favorite things and print it out. The photo does not have to be the focal point of the card, either. Think layered flowers, borders, tags, etc!!! There are also many photo techniques that can be used from altered photos, vellum pictures, and "faux cloisonne". Whichever photo option you take, we would love to see what you create with this challenge!

I decided to take a photo of a rose in my garden. Isn't it beautiful??? I printed the photo onto some Glossy CS using the print size 3" x 5". I trimmed it a little shorter and added it to my card. The layout for my card is from this weeks SFYTT Sketch

Here is my card.........

I used two different Flourishes Stamp Sets - the butterfly is from the Fanciful Flourishes and the sentiment is from the Gerber Daisies. I inked the butterfly image in Melon Mambo and the sentiment in Memento Black. I bedazzled the edges with some Dazzling Diamond Glitter. The DP in the background is from the Green at Heart BasicGrey Collection. I finished the card off with some White Lace Ribbon and three Large Silver Brads.

Now it's time to check out Barbara, Betty, Cindy, Dee and Maki's take on this challenge!!!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Sets: Fanciful Flourishes, Gerber Daisies (Flourishes)
Ink:  Memento Black, Melon Mambo
Cardstock:  White, Glossy White
Design Paper:  Green at Heart (BasicGrey)  
Accessories:  Photo, Circle Spellbinder Dies, Large Silver Brads, White Lace Ribbon, Stamp Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamond Glitter

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Howdy friends!!!

Today is the day!!! Welcome to the There She Goes Mother of All Blog Hops !!! If you have arrived here from Julie Lacey's blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, please start at the  There She Goes blog to get the introduction to our hop as well as the information you will need in order to enter to win some exciting prizes!!!

For the hop today I chose to show off the super cute TSG Flourish Set.

I decided to make a yummy little treat gift set!!! I haven't filled the bag yet, but I think I'll bake some cookies and give it to one of my sweet neighbors who invited us to a pool party this past weekend!!!

The card base and the bag are both Kraft colors. The flourished images and the sentiments were inked in Memento Black. The sentiments are also from a TSG Set called Special Delivery.  I added some Red/White Checker Ribbon and topped it off with some tissue flowers. At last I added the Silver Pearls...voila!!! Hope you like it???

Now it's time for you to hop on over to Danielle Louds blog....for more eye-catching TSG creations!!!

Have fun hopping along and thank you for stopping by!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set:  Flourish, Special Delivery (There She Goes)
Ink:  Memento Black, Real Red
Cardstock:  Kraft, White, Kraft treat bag 
Accessories:  Scalloped Rectangle Long Spellbinder Die, Scalloped Square Spellbinder Die, Red/White Checker Ribbon, Silver Pearls, Stampin' Dimensinals, White Tissue Paper, Scalloped Circle Punch, Red Rhinestone Brads
Card Size:  5" x 5"

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Moxie Fab World Trigger Tuesday

Howdy friends!!!

This weeks Moxie Fab World Trigger Tuesday comes from my sweet friend Nina Brackett !!! I had the pleasure of meeting Nina & her family last year when she visited her relatives in Georiga!!! Not only is she a super sweet person, but also a fabulous artist!!! If you haven't met her yet, please make sure to stop by her blog!!!    

When I saw Nina's awesome Trigger Tuesday purse I just had to play along!!!

Here is my take on it.....

I really loved the unique colors on the IC purse and translated them into Kiwi Kiss, Garden Green, Rose Red and Confetti White. The flowers are from the For All You Do Set and the sentiment is from an old SAB Set called Happy Harmony. The little purse is also an old template from SU. I found it the other day and new I had to use it for this challenge!!!

I finished the card/purse with some striped Kiwi Kiss Ribbon and the Silver Pearls :) !!! Hope you like it?!? 

Have a wonderful evening!!! Hugs ~S~

~Supply List~

Stamp Set:  For All You Do, Happy Harmony (Stampin Up)
Ink:  Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Cardstock:  Confetti White and purse template 
Design Paper:  Kiwi Kiss, Garden Green Pattern Collections
Accessories:  Striped Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Silver Pearls, Oval Spellbinder Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals   


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