Saturday, March 30, 2013

Winner of the Happy Spring Candy!

Hello Everyone! A big thank you to all of you who enter the Happy Spring Candy! I was so surprised to receive over 100 comments. Even though I'm giving one of you a little something, you all have given me so much more with your kind words! I also want to thank everyone who became a follower of my blog!

The winner of the Spring Candy is Ellen who wrote:
Happy spring to you too Suzan! This is a lovely surprise, so sweet of you! Keep my fingers crossed.

groetjes, Ellen
Congratulations Ellen! Please email me your mailing address before Wednesday, April 3, midnight PST.  You will find my email address on the sidebar.
Thank you again to everyone!
Have a wonderful Spring Day wherever you are!
Big Hugs,

Friday, March 29, 2013

Hippity Hoppity Easter Is On It's Way

Hello Everyone! Since the weather is starting to warm up, I've been trying to work in my garden little by little, digging up the grass and weeds that have grown in the flowerbeds during the winter. The daffodils have already come up and gone, which kind of makes me sad. It seems every year when they bloom, warm Santa Ana winds blow here and dry them up and they are gone too soon. When I was at Trader Joe's last week though, they had cut daffodils on sale, so I bought three bunches. They are one of my favorite flowers next to Sweet Peas!
For my card, I used Digi Design Papers from Designs by Angie, Isabel Collection, that I found at MyGrafico. I cut the Egg Shape using the largest egg from the Cheery Lynn XM-18 Nesting Eggs Die Set. Swiss Pixies Bunny Lucy, from C.C. Designs, was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I added Hero Arts Ultrafine Prisma Glitter to the hat, dress and leggings. She was released last year and I have been wanting to use her ever since then. I think she is so cute!! The White Crocheted Lace is from Hobby Lobby. The Teal Rose is from Recollections. The Pink Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The Teal Berries and Pink Ribbon are from Joann's. The Butterflies were cut using Martha Stewart Trio Butterfly Punch and some small flat back pearls from my stash were added to the centers. The "HAPPY EASTER" was stamped using Impression Obsession Clear Sentiments II Set and backed with a flower that was punched using a Punch Bunch Punch.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I always love hearing what you think of my cards and projects.
Have a wonderful Spring and a very happy Easter! I hope the Easter Bunny brings you some crafting surprises in your Easter Baskets and lots of chocolates too!
I have entered my card in the following Challenges:

All That Scraps Challenge - Winged Things
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #73 - Celebrate

Big Hugs,


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy Spring To You!

Hi Everyone! Happy Spring! I appreciate you all coming to visit my blog each time that I post a new project or card, so I have put together a Spring Basket of Goodies for one of my followers.
For the Basket Pocket, I used Digi Design Papers from Designs by Angie, Isabel Collection, that I found at MyGrafico. I printed a 6 inch square. I scored it at 3 inches using the ScorBuddy and folded the paper in half. I rounded the bottom corners to give the basket some shape. I added the border that I punched with Martha Stewart Doily Border Punch and the ribbon that I found at Michael's. Then, I added ScorTape to the inside edges to close the sides up. I did this after adding the ribbon, because I wanted to be able to wrap the ribbon around the edges of the paper for a clean finish. I have found when adding some ribbons to a project that it is better to place the ScorTape where you want the ribbon to be placed on the project and then add the ribbon on top of it. This way the ribbon will come out smooth and straight. I added some grass that I punched using the Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch to the edge of the basket. I added some flowers from my stash and some berries that I found at Joann's. The leaves were punched with the Martha Stewart Frond Punch.
For the sign that I have added to the basket, I have used the sweet Mini Bunny Tilda, from Magnolia-licious, that was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The "happy spring" is from MemoryBox.  The little flower is from All Natural Accents.

The Candy Includes:
*Princess Tilda
*Studio G Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Thinking of You
*Studio G Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Floral Background
*Studio G Clear Stamp Set - Easter
*Pink and Lavender Pearls
*Pink Rhinestone Butterfly Stickers
*Recollections Chick Stickers
*Pastel Butterfly Embellishments
*Flat Back Flower Rhinestones
*Crystal Flowers
*3 Yards of Ribbon
It will be all wrapped up for you in the Basket Pocket with the little Happy Spring Tilda Sign.
To be eligible, I am asking that you please:

(1) Leave a comment for me on this posting
(2) Become a follower if you are not already
(3) And if you would like, show a picture of the Spring Candy on your sidebar with a link to my blog
You will have until Friday, March 29th, 8am PST to enter. I will announce the winner on Saturday, March 30th.
I hope you all have a wonderful day!
Big Hugs,

Friday, March 8, 2013

Somebunny Wants To Wish You A Happy Spring

Hello Everyone! I hope this find you all doing well! Can you believe that it is already March! Where has the time gone! I can remember when I was a little girl, time felt like it was standing still. Now it seems like it is flying by so quickly! I just wish that Spring will get here soon!
Every March, A Stamp In The Hand sponsors The Original Stamp Convention, a local stamp convention, which is this Saturday and Sunday at the Carson Convention Center. I have decided to go with the pledge to myself not to buy too much! LOL! It is always nice to go to see what is new and to also see some friends. I have made these little Spring Baskets filled with goodies to give to my friends when I see them there. I can't wait!

For the basket, I have used a pink and green polka dotted paper that I found at Hobby Lobby.  Hobby Lobby opened in my neighborhood in December and I finally went for the first time last week! Oh My Goodness! They have a lot of stuff in there! The cute Little Bunny image is from Taj of Honolulu. The flowers are from All Natural Accents. I used Martha Stewart Fence and Pinking Scallop Punches for the borders. I used Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles to frame the bunny. The lace is from my stash. I found the direction for the basket at Splitcoaststampers. I used a 6 inch square of card stock and scored 2 inches all around. The handle is 1/2 inch wide by 6 inches long.

For the card, I used the sweet Bunny In Basket image from Taj of Honolulu. The Happy Spring Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.

Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit! I always love hearing from you and appreciate the sweet comments that you leave for me!

I hope you have a wonderful day!!

I have entered my card and basket in the following Challenge:
Big Hugs,