Friday, November 30, 2012

The Craft's Meow's November Release Blog Hop

Welcome to The Craft's Meow's November Release Blog Hop. If you came from Mabelle R-O's blog, then you're at the right spot. To see the full list, make sure you visit the TCM blog. I have two cards for you today. The first uses my brand new set, Beautiful Shelf .
I paper pieced the shelf and colored the rest with Copic markers. The papers are My Mind's Eye Caroline.
My second card uses Mabelle R-O's Valentine Wishes. The girl's dress was paper pieced. I framed her using some Spellbinders' Floral Ovals dies.
The sentiment is from my new set, Stitched Sentiments Two, the new Free set with $50 purchase. The papers are again My Mind's Eye.
TCM is giving away the new 4 sets. To be eligible, you will need to visit & comment on each blog on the hop. The deadline to comment is 9:00pm PDT, Sunday, Dec 2nd.

Before you go, I want to tell you about a special sale we're having through Sunday... take 25% all Holiday/Winter stamp sets!!! Just enter the code Winter25 at check-out. Hurry for the best selection! The sale ends at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, December 2nd.

Your next stop is my friend -->> Sharri<<--. Happy hopping!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

TCM Previews: Zoom Goes My Heart

Welcome to day four of The Craft's Meow's November Release. Today, we're showcasing a set by Ms. Karen called Zoom Goes My Heart. It's such a fun set for kids and masculine cards.

My card below is for my daughter. The full tank gauge fits perfectly in a circle punch or Spellbinder die. I love that sweet sentiment.
The papers are October Afternoon's Sidewalk. A small Want2Scrap pearl bling colored with a Copic marker and twine are the embellishments.
Please make sure you stop by the TCM blog for more info on today's giveaway and inspiration! Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

TCM Previews: Beautiful Shelf

Welcome to day three of The Craft's Meow's November Release. Today, we're showcasing another set that I designed called Beautiful Shelf.

It's going to be a part of a series of sets that coordinate together. Be on the look out for future releases (themed and seasonal) that will work well with this set. For now, we start with the basic set with the shelf and some pretty little things you can use to add to it. I also want to note that the shelf also can be used as a credenza/sideboard/cupboard.

On my card below, I used the shelf as a sideboard that sits on the floor. I don't know if you can see it, but the white strip mimics a baseboard. The pretty background paper is the wall paper and the stripes mimic the flooring.
I colored the vase of flowers with Copics, paper pieced the "shelf" with woodgrain paper. The sentiment is from yesterday's set, Stitched Sentiments Two. The papers are My Mind's Eye.
Please make sure you stop by the TCM blog for more info on today's giveaway and inspiration! Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

TCM Previews: Stitched Sentiments Two

Welcome to day two of The Craft's Meow's November Release. We're showing today the Stitched Sentiments Two, which is part two of a previous (and very popular) set, Stitched Sentiments. I designed both sets to coordinate with the many sewing-themed stamps I illustrated (Sew Happy, Sew Lovely, Stitched Flowers).  Stitched Sentiments Two is this release's FREE set with a $50 purchase!
For my card today, I used Stitched Flowers and colored them with Copics to match the My Mind's Eye papers. I layered two flowers and curled up the petals of the top flower. To highlight the sentiment from Stitched Sentiments Two, I framed it with some Want2Scrap "rock" Nestabling. :) Some salmon seam binding (from Ribbon Carousel) and coordinating button finish the card.
Please make sure you stop by the TCM blog for more info on today's giveaway and inspiration! Have a great day!

Monday, November 26, 2012

TCM Previews: Valentine Wishes and Winners!

Hello, friends. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! We don't have Thanksgiving here in Croatia, but we celebrated it as a family. We even had our own version of Black Friday (without the deals :( ) and finished our Christmas shopping. Then the weekend was spent at church and cleaning my house. After I've been sick for a couple of weeks, I've been playing catch up. It's been busy and so I apologize for the delay in announcing the winners of the NinaB Designs blog hop. Please scroll below!

The Craft's Meow team has previews this week for our November release. Today's set is one by Mabelle RO called Valentine Wishes. It's her signature cute and adorable style that is so fun to color and/or paper piece like I did below.
I colored her hair and pants with Copics and paper pieced the dress. The papers are My Mind's Eye. I adorned my card with some Want2Scrap bling.
Please make sure you stop by the TCM blog for more info on today's giveaway and inspiration!

Now, for the winner of the NinaB Designs Blog Hop. Prize #1 came from my blog and goes to...Lagene! Prize #2 came from Julie Overby's blog and goes to...Pam! Winners, please email (via Contact tab above) me with your info within 4 days (till Nov 30) in order to claim the  prize. This will help with organization and avoiding confusion. Thanks for understanding and happy hopping!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

More Use-My-Stash projects

I have more projects to share with you today using my stash. I used my favorite Simple Stories paper stack for these cards. My first one uses a sentiment from Penny Black's Foliage Fancy stamp set.
This one uses a chipboard bird by Basic Grey. The sentiment is from Penny Black's Petal Party stamp set.
This card uses some die cuts using Spellbinders' Morrocan Accents and Motifs and The Craft's Meow's Love Dwells Here stamp set. The rosette is by American Crafts.
To all our American friends, we hope you all have a wonderful and safe thanksgiving weekend. It's an ordinary day here with school :(, but we'll celebrate with a special dinner that includes some treasured finds from the local markets (ribs and sweet potatoes). 

"Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!" (2Cor. 9:15)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Crafty Friends Challenge #11

It's my turn to host the Crafty Friends Challenge and I have a photo color inspiration for you to today. I took this photo last summer in my in-laws' yard. I love the vibrant hues of that gorgeous butterfly.
The colors are perfect for the season of fall and the upcoming holidays, but the image can also inspire non-holiday projects, so there’s something here for everyone! Here is my card using Penny Black's Lace Delight stamp set as my background.
The butterfly is a die cut by Spellbinders that is anchored by a pretty paper flower.
I hope you can join us. We have one fantastic sponsor, Freckled Fawn, the maker of those oh-so trendy washi tapes. Have a great week!

Friday, November 16, 2012

NinaB Designs November Blog Hop

Welcome to the monthly NinaB Designs team blog hop. NinaB Designs is a product designer for a few paper crafting companies, including Spellbinders, Want2ScrapPenny Black, and The Craft's Meow. For this month's hop, I challenged the team to create something with Winter and Holidays in mind.

The holidays provide many opportunities for paper crafters to give an extra personal touch to every occasion.  Whether you are doing place cards for a dinner, tags for gift giving or even just hand made projects using your supplies on hand, it is a blessed season indeed!

I used a lot of scrap papers for my projects today. That is one advantage of using dies.:) My first card uses my Sweet Folk Art dies with Simple Stories and My Mind's Eye papers.
I used felt for the hair/halo and the heart.Using my white pen, I connected the holes on the wings to make them look stitched. All the dies in this set have the holes for a quilted/stitched look. The sentiment is TCM's Season's Greetings.
My second card is a winter scene using my Home Sweet Home and Sweet Folk Art dies (heart banner). Again these were die cut using My Mind's Eye scraps. I hand cut the snow drift.
The background snowflake is Madison Paper pack by Penny Black.The sentimet is from All is Bright stamp set, also by Penny Black.
Here are the products I used for my project:
S5-141 Sweet Folk Art
To welcome you back to our blog hop, we are giving away PRIZE PACKAGES so be sure to hop along!  Prize Package #1 includes Spellbinders Holly Accents and Classic Petal dies:
 Prize Package #2: Retired Layers of Colors stamps, Vintage Postcard and Elegant Labels
Everybody is welcome to comment and eligible to win. I will announce the winners on  November 23 right here. 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 Nov 27) in order to claim the  prize. This will help with organization and avoiding confusion. Thanks for understanding!
Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers' blogs:

Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today's hop, so you don't miss the latest news and happenings:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Joy Ornament

I have another project highlighting Want2Scrap's Nestabling and Nestaboard products that both coordinate with Spellbinders dies. I have a fancy ornament today that was not at all hard to make, thanks to coordinating Want2Scrap and Spellbinders products.

I started with Want2Scrap's Labels 24 Nestaboard, which I covered with Authentique's Festive papers (die cut with Spellbinders' Labels 24 dies). I then embellished it with Labels 24 Nestabling Pearls on top of that. I layered a smaller Nestaboard with patterned paper and Nestabling on top of that.
The "Joy" sentiment is from Chipboard Sentiments- Words of Love. I covered it with wet glue, then sprinkled some Art Glitter on it. I finished the card using ribbon and paper flowers.
How about you? Do you hand make Christmas ornaments, too? It has become a tradition in our family now and my girls love making them with me. They make great gifts as well. Have a great day and don't forget to come back tomorrow for the monthly NinaB Designs blog hop!

Monday, November 12, 2012

TCM Holiday Card Blog Hop

Welcome to The Craft's Meow's Holiday Card Blog Hop. Today, the team is showcasing the many holiday-themed stamps that TCM offers through their online store. If you came from Lindsay's blog, then you're at the right spot. If not, you can check the list of participants on the TCM blog so you don't miss a thing :).

I have two cards for you. My first is classic vintage using my Christmas Angel stamp set. I've been inspired lately by a few shabby chic crafters and created this. The papers are Melissa Frances. I colored the angel with Copic markers and framed it using Spellbinders dies. The sentiment is from Vintage Ornaments, which I framed with Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two. I sprinkled some Want2Scrap LeCreme pearls to add to the vintage feel of the card. I distressed all the edges and inked them.
My second card is more on the Clean and Graphic style using the Holiday Foundations set. The stockings were die cut using my Spellbinders' Sweet Folk Art dies. I used leftover scraps from my mass-produced Christmas card project a from few posts ago. I embellished the stocking with lace.
Your next stop is my friend Sharri, don't forget to stop by the  TCM blog for more info on prizes and more inspiration! Happy hopping!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Using up my stash

Here are some cards my girls and I made a few weeks ago to use up my stash. This first one was made by my daughter all by herself. I am pretty impressed. This looks so much better than the first cards I made. The papers are old October Afternoon. I can't remember what they're called. The sentiment is by Stampin' Up.
WCMD Card Gaby
These two are made by me and use the same October Afternoon papers and SRM Stickers sentiments.
I found this little dragonfly embellishment in my stash and I don't know where I got it from, but it seems perfect here :).
Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Angel Noel

Today's card was on the Want2Scrap blog a few days ago to highlight the Nestabling and Nestaboard that both coordinate with Spellbinders dies. I used the Nestaboard Fancy Tags Two and Nestabling Fancy Tags Two Silver Rhinestones to frame my sentiment. The angel and sentiment are from The Craft's Meow's Christmas Angel stamp set.
I love how detailed these Nestaboards are. I usually place a patterned paper on it (using the coordinating Spellbinders dies), but I decided to keep it without to match the Kraft card base. The papers are Melissa Frances.
I hope you were inspired to use these fantastic Want2Scrap Nestabling and Nestaboard products on your projects.
Want2Scrap Products used:

Cross Promo Products used:
The Craft's Meow's Christmas Angel stamp set
Classic Oval, Fancy Tags Two dies

Sunday, November 4, 2012

CFC #10 Sentimental

Hello, friends! It's Crafty Friends Challenge again and this time, Linda, our hostess, challenged us to focus our project on words/sentiments.

I made this clean and simple card for you using my Penny Black Madison Paper pad. The seam binding and twine are by Ribbon Carousel.
The sentiment is Thickers by American Crafts. I'm entering this to the Moxie Fab Challenge.
Please check out these ladies' blogs for more sentimental inspirations:
Linda * Beate * Charmaine
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