Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Best!



I had no idea stencils could be so much fun! I just got some from Inspiration Emporium and I'm having a blast with them (-: This is Tim Holtz Crocodile stencil on Ideology Kraft!!!!
As always I'm inspired by challenges and this time it was the tag challenge at  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday but also the  Anything goes challenge at PaperSmooches SPARKS   






It is also for the Inspiration Journal where I and my super talened Inspiration Emporium teamies share  inspiration. If you haven't been already make sure to visit right away  - lots of amazing and inspiring projects !


Supplies;
Most of the supplies I used for this card can be found at my favorite craft supply store ;  Inspiration Emporium.
Follow the links below and use my code peppermint to save 10% .

Paper:  Tim Holtz Ideology Kraft Resist
Dies: Hero Arts
Stamps: Paper Smooches  Zoo crew and
Ink; Distress Ink and Archival Jet Black 
Tools; Rangers Inkblenders
Paints or markers; Promarkers
Adhesive; Plus Glue tape  Glue Dots   Foam adhesive; EK tools
Stencil: Tim Holtz

I also want to point out that US shipping is always just $5 and international shipping is ONLY $10! I just LOVE that!!!!




Have a great day, hugs, KarinI was inspired by the picture from 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Giveaway: Copics for Cardmakers Online class!


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Check this out; On the Inspiration Emporium blog they are having a giveaway for a new GREAT online class called COPIC Markers for Cardmakers.


Info:



Join Online Card Classes instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Sandy Allnock, and friends for two and a half amazing weeks filled with Copic Markers, color, and inspiration! In Copic Markers for Card Makers  you’ll learn the ins and outs of navigating Copic’s numbering system. But that’s only the beginning! You’ll also learn how to add texture to images, play with light and shadow, many methods for blending… and even hide mistakes! With 35+ videos, loads of creative techniques and examples, free practice downloads, plus lots of helpful instruction along way, this class is just what you need to get started with Copics!



Comment HERE  on the IE  blog by Sep 19 for your chance to win!

And if you go shopping at the store - remember that the code peppermint will give you 10% off!!

Have a great Wednesday! / Karin

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Congrats with PolyShrink !

Hi Everyone!

Today I've played with something fun that brought back memories from childhood crafting projects; Shrink plastic (PolyShrink)!










I was inspired by the picture from PaperSmooches SPARKS  Picture Perfect challenge and stamped flowers onto the shrinkplastic. I used the flowers from the set Denim and Daisies - and then colored them with ordinary coloring pencils. I cut them out and heated them in the oven. They are even cuter in real life (!) and I'm coming back soon to share more fun projects using this plastic fun!
Then I stamped one of the greens from Botanicals 2 onto a diecut stitched rectangle ans stamped the sentiment.
Paper Smooches - Denim & DaisiesPaper Smooches - Botanicals 2


Most of the supplies I used for this card can be found at ;  Inspiration Emporium.

Follow the links below and use my code peppermint to save 10% if you go shopping.


For this card I used:

Dies:  Lawn Fawn  Stitched rectangle
Stamps:   Paper Smooches 
Ink; Distress Ink and Archival Jet Black  Hero Arts
Adhesive; Plus Glue tape  Glue Dots   Foam adhesive; EK tools
PolyShrink white

I'm also entering this for the Wishing Well challenge at Curtain Call

I also want to point out that US shipping is always just $5 and international shipping is ONLY $10! I just LOVE that!!!!





Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lawnscaping # 90 Critters Galore

Hi Everyone!
I'm here to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time we challenge you to make a card with critters.  This is my sample;







For my card I used stamps from these wonderful Lawn Fawn sets;  Hello Baby and You've got mail.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is; Lawn Fawn!!! You can win a stamp set of your choice YEAH!!!



Pop over to Lawnscaping for all the info you need and to join!

Have a great day, Hugs, Karin

Waltzing Mouse Pajama Party



Hi!

I'm here to invite you to our monthly Pajama Party at the Waltzing Mouse Stamps. It is super easy and fun to party ; You have sveral different challenges to inspire you!  If you haven't seen them already Pop over to check them out right away! When you have your project ready upload it to the WMS blog before  the 15th at 11.45 pm Central European Time = 5.45 am the 16th EST.


I am sharing a card for the Old Pajama where you are challenged to use the older, but oh so beautiful set; Seasonal Flourish


Make sure to check out what my super talented teamies created with this set - you'll find them as entries to the last of the three challenges or by clicking their names in the DT list.
BUT please note - You don't have to use Waltzingmouse Stamps to play along, but of course it will make us especially happy if you do! The prize is beyond awesome:
There will be one overall winner chosen at random from all challenge entries. The prize winner will receive £30GBP store credit for Waltzingmouse Stamps.

BUT- if the winning entry uses Waltzingmouse brand stamps or dies the prize will be doubled and the winner will get £60GBP (approx $98USD)!  For more detailed info and rules visit;




Hope to see you at the party! 
Hugs, Karin

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tag You're It # 6

Hi everyone!!!
I'm here to introduce challenge #6  at Tag - You're it ! This time we are inspired by ... well little me (-:



I used stamps and dies from Hero Arts.



For wonderful inspiration from my teamies and all the info you need to play along ; www.tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com

Hope to see you there!
Hugs, Karin

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Create a smile Blog Hop - Win awesome stamps!!!

Today I am excited because I'm guest designing for a new fabulous stamp company called Create a Smile. I know many of you know about them already, but if you don't, pop right over to their blog (link below)to check out their super sweet stamps - Christine is sooo talented!
I created two samples with their new super fun sets;



 

 

Create A Smile is a new stamps company in town - their first stamps were released in July 2014. The stamps are made of high quality photo-polymer and produced in Germany. They will for sure make you smile!
 
Create A Smile is releasing three sets TOMORROW! You can find their store at www.createasmilestamps.com, the stamps will be available for purchase at 8am CET (2am EST).

You can win a 12,50€ gift-certificate to spend inthe store - all you need to do is hop along and leave comments on all the fantastic and inspiring stops (one comment per person, per blog please!). We’ll pick  a random winner from all the comments - so the more blogs you visit (and leave a comment on) - the more chances you have to be a winner!
You have until Saturday September 12th, 8am CET (that's 2am EST). The winner will be announced on the Create A Smile Blog on Sunday (September 13th)



Enjoy the hop!
Hugs, Karin


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lovely Leaves from Paper Smooches !

Hi!

Today's card was made for the Anything Goes challenge at  SPARKS, Paper Smooches and the "Lovely Leaves" challenge at Curtain Call but also for the Inspiration Journal where I and my super talened Inspiration Emporium teamies share  inspiration . If you haven't been already make sure to visit right away  - lots of amazing and inspiring projects - and play along with this month's challenge; FALL! - you can win 50 usd to spend at the Emporium store !!!




I made my own "stencil" by diecutting the leaf through apiece of cardstock and then used inkblenders to color the leaves.

 

Supplies;
Most of the supplies I used for this card can be found at my favorite craft supply store ;  Inspiration Emporium.
Follow the links below and use my code peppermint to save 10% .


Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Dies:   Paper Smooches   Lawn Fawn  
Stamps:  Paper Smooches 
Ink; Distress Ink and Archival Jet Black
Tools; Rangers Inkblenders
Adhesive; Plus Glue tape    Foam adhesive; EK tools

I also want to point out that US shipping is always just $5 and international shipping is ONLY $10! I just LOVE that!!!!





Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Monday, September 8, 2014

Inspiration Journal September Challenge: Fall

Hi Everyone!
I am so excited today because this is my first post as a member of the Inspiration Emporium Design Team. - And what better way to start than to get to introduce a challenge!!??? I LOOOVE challenges!


This month’s challenge is all about Fall ! That's an easy one right! You can create anything from Back to School , Thanksgiving or Halloween cards or simply Projects with typical fall images/designs like leaves, pumpkins etc. Before you start make sure to pop over to the Inspiration Journal blog to check out what my super talented teamies have created to inspire you! There  are always lots of fun, beautiful and amazingly inspiring projects.


When you are done, link up your Project at the Inspiration Journal blog. The contest will run until midnight, 2014. 


From all the submissions a random winner will be chosen and awarded $50 Emporium Dollars.  Woohoo!!! Remember, you may enter as many times as you wish to improve your chances so share, share, share! We can’t wait to see what you are creating.


Here's my sample;




Most of the supplies I used for this card can be found at Inspiration Emporium.

Follow the links below and use my code peppermint to save 10% if you go shopping.


For this card I used:
Paper: MME and Studio Calico
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Stamps: My Favorite things
Ink; Distress Ink and Archival Jet Black
Rangers Inkblenders
Winsor Newton water colors


I also want to point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10! I just LOVE that!!!!




Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Wonderful news and a Watercolor!

Hi Everyone!

I am extra happy today because I finally get to share some awesome news; I am now officially a member of the Amazing Inspiration Emporium Design Team/family. Guess if  I was over the moon when super sweet Heather Smith asked me if I'd like to join!!! Inspiration Emporium is the perfect Place for getting your Craft supplies - they have all my favorites; Lawn Fawn, Paper Smooches, My Minds Eye, Echo Park, OA, etc, etc, etc and if that wasn't enough they also sell the watercolors I use ; Winsor Newton - They are the BEST!!!
Therefore I'm sharing a watercolor I made a few weeks ago:



Even better news, their shipping is AWESOME only 5 usd within the US and ONLY 10 usd for us international shoppers - so perfect!!!!
NOW pop over to check out my new fabulous teamies and all the wonderful inspiration shared on the  Inspiration Journal blog!


Have a great week-end, hugs, Karin

Monday, September 1, 2014

Mama Elephant and ME # 3 September

Hi Everyone!!!

Today I'm here to introduce another fun challenge at   Mama Elephant and ME. 
This time we challenge you to make a Thank You card or paper project using Paper Piecing








For my card I used stamps from ME called 



 It is super easy to play along, just create something inspired by the theme above using stamps from Mama Elephant. You can play along as many times as you want to before the deadline which is  for your chance to win a ME stamp set of your choice - YIPPIE!!!


Be sure to check out what my super talented teamies have created for more inspiration of how to interpret this picture! Hope to see you at ME and ME!
 
I want to play too - so I'm entering this for Virginia Lu's View challenge; Patterned Papers and Sinom Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge; Anything goes


Have a wonderful day, hugs, Karin

Lawnscaping #89 One Layer

Hi Everyone!
I'm here to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time we challenge you to create a One Layer card .

Here's my sample;


 


For my card I used stamps from these wonderful Lawn Fawn stamp sets; Flutter By and You've got mail.


And our fabulous sponsor; Simon Says stamp You can win a25 $ giftcertificate to the store YEAH!!!
Pop over to Lawnscaping for all the info you need and to join!

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Hugs, Karin

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tag You're It #5

Hi everyone!!!
I'm here to introduce a the fifth challenge at Tag - You're it ! This time we are inspired by this amazing tag by super talented Donna Mikasa



I used stamps from Hero Arts and dies from WMS and QK.

 I'm playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with this tag !

For wonderful inspiration from my teamies and all the info you need to play along ; www.tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com

Hope to see you there!
Hugs, Karin

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Reminder! Purple Onion Designs sale ends August 31st!

 I just wanted to remind you that the great sale at Purple Onion Designs with 25% off all stamps ends in only a few days - the 31st of August.  Don't miss this chance at getting your favorite cuties like this adorable bunny called "Poppy" - Isn't she just the sweetest???!!!!




              I'm playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with this card !


Designing for Purple Onion Designs

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Waltzing Mouse Stamps August release day Blog hop and Giveaway!

Yay - it is release day at Waltzing Mouse Stamps and all the new goodies are avilable in the WMS shop. For my card today I used my top favorite from this release - the adorable Boo and Friends. I've already told how much I love those little ghosts! Should point out that they aren't actually that small which I think is great because using just one of them like I did with my last card (here) will still make a very reasonable sized card.



Samples of cards I've shown previously during this release:






To celebrate the new release we have a blog hop where the WMS dt's will show even more samples of what you can make with these wonderful stamps and dies and if you comment along the way you can win a stamp set of your choice - you have till at one minute to midnight GMT time (6,59 EST) August 29th to do that!
+ I know you'll be super inspired. So let's get started. You should have arrived to my blog from  Jen Cuthbertson's  blog. (If not, you can  always start the blog waltz hop over at Claire's blog.

 Now continue to;   



Have a great day and a great hop, hugs, Karin