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Saturday, July 21, 2012

TCM July Release Blog Hop

The day is finally here for the release of The Craft's Meow's new stamps! If you came from the talented artist Mabelle's blog, then you're on the right spot. If you want to see the order of the hop, please visit The Craft's Meow's blog. You will also find more info on the prizes for this month's release!

I have two cards for you today using my new set, Love Dwells Here For the first one, I paired it with Ladies and Gents stamp set. I kind of went pattern-crazy on this, but I just love the diff combos.
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The different pieces of the house, wings and circles were die cut using Spellbinders' Home Sweet Home and Circle dies. The papers are My Mind's Eye.
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My second card with Love Dwells Here is done by my very talented friend, Lea Lawson, in her signature gorgeous style. Be still my vintage-lovin' heart!
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I hope you've enjoyed the previews the last few days and today's release. Thank you for joining us!
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

TCM Previews: Love Dwells Here

Welcome to day three of The Craft's Meow's July release. Today, we're featuring my latest set called Love Dwells Here. It's a set that I designed to coordinate with my S5-089 Home Sweet Home dies.

Here is a simple shabby card using both the stamps and dies together.
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The papers are My Mind's Eye.
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Here are the coordinating Spellbinders' Home Sweet Home dies:
Please visit The Craft's Meow's blog for info about prizes and links to other TCM team members' blogs. Thank you for your visit!
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

TCM Previews: Ladies and Gents, Hope Blooms

Hi, friends! Welcome to The Craft's Meow's July release previews. Today, we're featuring two sets: Ladies and Gents, and Hope Blooms.

Here are my cards...first is with Ladies and Gents:
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The umbrella is colored with Copics. The papers are My Mind's Eye.
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My second card uses Hope Blooms. The flower is colored with Copics.
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The papers are My Mind's Eye. The tag and bling on the butterfly are Want2Scrap.
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Please visit The Craft's Meow's blog for info about prizes and links to other TCM team members' blogs. Thank you for your visit!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Happy Birthday to You

Hi, friends! It's been crazy busy here with our American guests and my poor blog has been neglected. It's a good kind of busy as we are doing a community outreach teaching English in our town with almost 200 kids! It's been wonderful and we're having a great time. And I love having English-speaking guests! I don't have a brain overload by the end of the day...:)

Here is another card using SRM Stickers and Simple Stories' Summer Fresh collection. I love the combo of these products that make happy cards. The banners and sentiments are SRM stickers. The papers, frame and "happy" are from Summer Fresh.
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The rose is by Want2Scrap, twine by the Twinery.
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I hope you're staying warm.
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Friday, July 6, 2012

Cards and Winners!

Thank you all so much for your visits while I was gone. We took a much needed break. My family and I were treated to a Grecian vacation where we got to see many ancient sites that brought Bible stories to life! We visited places where the Apostle Paul went, like Philippi, Thessaloniki, Corinth, Berea, Athens. It was a trip we will not soon forget. I'll share some photos in a future post. We hit the ground running as we now prepare for a super busy summer (expecting 23 guests this weekend!) that involves English and Youth camps, so I'm still on semi-hiatus on this blog over the next few weeks.

Here are today's cards. I made these a few weeks ago, but never got to sharing them. These use leftover scraps from my Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe collection.
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I'm always in need of girly cards for my girls' friends. The sentiments on this card is from a LOC retired set.
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This one will be perfect for one of my girls as they are all Daddy's girls (well, they're Mommy's girls, too). It'll be hard to pick which daughter gets it...Hmmm, I may have to whip 2 more similar cards. :)
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Before I announce the winners, I have to let you know that most of the prizes will not be mailed out until July 17 at the earliest. I'm sending them through my American friends who will return to the US then. They will get to you faster (and it's more secure!) that way, than if I send them from Croatia. Also:

A note about claiming your prize: Due to the number of prizes being given away on my blog and my dependence on my mom to do the shipping, I have to ask that the winners email (via Contact tab above) me with their info within 4 days (till July 10) in order to claim the  prize. This will help with organization and avoiding confusion. Thanks for understanding!

Now onto the winners of my giveaway...
Layers of Color's Sweet Silhouettes stamp set (retired) ...House Built of Cards 

Congratulations, winners! Please email me via the Contact tab above and, if possible, with the subject, "June 2012 Giveaway Winner (prize)." This will make it easier for me to spot your email in my ever growing inbox :). Thank you, all, for joining in my giveaways.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wonderful Sweet Friend

I have another Simple Stories card today that pairs well with SRM Stickers. I just love these happy colors, don't you? The banners, sentiments are by SRM. The Wonderful Sweet and papers are part of the Simple Stories collection.
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I made a little flag with the "many thanks" sentiment. The rose is by Want2Scrap. I hand cut the leaves. Some twine and buttons finish the card.
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Don't forget to check out my GIVEAWAY going on now. Five prizes are up for grabs that include Spellbinder dies, Want2Scrap bling and The Craft's Meow stamps! COMMENT ON TODAY'S POST and on THESE POSTS for a chance to win. One comment per post, please. You can see the prizes HERE or scroll down below to my June 24th post. Thank you!
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ink Splatter Card #4

Here is the last card in my Want2Scrap Silhouette - Old Time Tricycle series of cards. As I mentioned from my last post, this is my favorite of all 4! I didn't use the silhouette as a stencil this time and no ink splatters! This is the actual shape that I used for the other 3 cards, so it's beautifully covered in shimmery ink. While the others are more grungy and distressed, this is more my style: clean and shabby!

I stitched the main panel from Prima Almanac collection onto the card front. I adhered the silhouette using Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Paper Glue.
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The sentiment and banner are from The Craft's Meow's Vintage Rides stamp set. I adhered a silver rhinestone (from Want2Scrap Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones- Self Adhesive) on the banner ties. Here you can see better the shimmer that's on the silhouette. Isn't it lovely?
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I followed The Craft's Meow's July sketch challenge for this one. Please play along with us and link up your card on the TCM blog.
 I hope you've enjoyed this series of cards using the same Want2Scrap silhouette image. I love that they can be used a stencil, too. Finally, don't forget to check out my GIVEAWAY going on now. Five prizes are up for grabs that include Spellbinder dies, Want2Scrap bling and The Craft's Meow stamps! COMMENT ON TODAY'S POST and on THESE POSTS for a chance to win. One comment per post, please. You can see the prizes HERE or scroll down below to my June 24th post. Thank you!

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Cross Promo Products used:
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Just a Note Emboss Resist

My card for today is another Penny Black/SRM combo. I did the emboss resist on this large Penny Black stamp using Memento inks. The sentiment and the black strip are from SRM's Fancy Stickers.
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I did a ruffle with the ribbon just for a change and stitched it in place. And I had this little Want2Scrap swirly bling leftover from another project that seemed to fit right there.
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Don't forget to check out my GIVEAWAY going on now. Five prizes are up for grabs that include Spellbinder dies, Want2Scrap bling and The Craft's Meow stamps! COMMENT ON TODAY'S POST and on THESE POSTS for a chance to win. One comment per post, please. You can see the prizes HERE or scroll down below to my June 24th post. Thank you!
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