Friday, May 24, 2019

Just Us Girls Challenge #489~Photo Week...Dreams Do Come True


My goodness, but we're already at the end of May! Zipping by far too quickly...and we're still waiting for a 'sustained' arrival of Spring!  Leaves are slowly starting to bud but the rains and cool temperatures are, I'm sure, having them rethink the process!  Perhaps this week we'll see more green and colour!  Speaking of colour....

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #489, where our lovely Vicki has selected this fabulous rainbow photo as inspiration! All the rain we've had = lots of rainbows, so totally perfect for the season!

We're thrilled that Eva Dobilas, from I Love to Stamp, is joining us once again. Please visit her, as well as my teammates - SueAngieVickiInaBobbyNancyLisa and Maria - who would love to know you dropped by.

Here's my card....and nary a stamp in sight! All die cuts (using up some of my rainbow bits, hence the variation in colour order), a cloud embossing folder and a sentiment label from a Disney album I started recently (will share at some point once it's all done).

Over to you...

Looking forward seeing your take on the photo in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Blog Hop and Linky Party {Part 3}


Today, I'm delighted to join several of my STAMP teammates in welcoming you to Part 3 of the STAMPlorations May 2019 Things with Wings Blog Hop and Linky Party.

Commenting on my post or on any of the other designers posts gives you a chance of winning one of five $10 gift codes redeemable over on the website. Once you're done hopping and commenting, why not create your own winged-themed project and linking up?  You can do so on the May 1st blog found here.  Details below.

My trio of wing-themed cards were wonderfully easy to make, thanks to Shery's exceptional products!

Rainbow Butterflies 1

Rainbow Butterfly 2

Hope my cards have inspired you to play along! 

  • Create a new winged-themed project (any kind!).
  • Post it on your blog (or Flickr, Instagram, SCS gallery, etc.) and then link up below.
  • Display our event graphic in your blog post and link back to this post to qualify for the prizes.
  • You may enter as many projects as you want, but each project must be in its own post (1 project = 1 blog post = 1 entry) 
  • Use whatever product(s) you have; STAMPlorations products are not required. 
  • Link up by Tuesday, June 4, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7). 

Prizes, you ask? You bet: 
  • FIVE (5) winners of $10 gift code - randomly drawn from all comments left on the blog and participating designers blogs.
  • THREE (3) winners of $15 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all Things with Wings linky party entries
  • Note: Gift codes and gift certificates are different. It’s all explained here.

Be sure to check out the Things with Wings Spring Sale! All month long, products in the THINGS WITH WINGS section are 15% off instantly!

Please use my DT code - STAMPCAROLM - to receive an additional 20% off, which means 35% off total! Now *that* is a deal!

Happy hopping, commenting, shopping and, especially, creating!

Thank you for dropping by!

Monday, May 20, 2019

2019 BEE or Not to BEE Blog Hop...Uniko Studio


I'm delighted to join my Uniko Studio team in welcoming you t to the 2019 BEE or Not to BEE Blog Hop.  The purpose of this blog hop is to celebrate World Bee Day, to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products. More information can be found by clicking the image source.

Milka, who has organized this special hop, has plenty of details about sponsors/prizes; just head here. Uniko is one of the sponsors! Awesome, right! 

Here's my Happy Bee-Day card, featuring a 'honeycomb' happy, two decorative honeycomb corners and, of course, the stars of the stage, two sweet bees! 

Background Builders: Happy Hexagons (solid image stamped on "happy",
outline image for corner)
Bee Happy stamps

That's it from me! Sending you off to hop...and wishing you a honey of a day!

Blog hop list:

Honey Bee Stamps (sponsor)
Lawn Fawn (sponsor)
Paper Smooches (sponsor)
Pretty Pink Posh (sponsor)
Uniko (sponsor)
Your Next Stamp (sponsor)

Milka Gubo (InLinkz – return after commenting and add your name to InLinkz)

Thank you for dropping by!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Inkspirational Challenge #187~Designer's Choice...You're A Gem


Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #186, where our lovely Marlena's Designer's Choice is "GOLD DIPPED." 

I'm off of heat embossing these days (my puppy's little nose is just too curious to hazard embossing powder dust and heat guns), so my interpretation is to 'dip' into just a bit of gold to add some sparkle and shine to an image...a 'gem' of an image, to be precise, from Concord & 9th. Some Delicata Gold in the turnabout; glitter paper in the diamonds.  As you can see, the outline die leaves behind plenty of potential inset pieces...and inset I did! Stay tuned...more dazzling gems to come, down the road.

My wonderful teammates have interpreted the prompt in clever, inspiring ways; please visit and leave them some love, which I know will be deeply appreciated:

Looking forward to visiting you in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!

Just Us Girls Challenge #488~Colour Week...Tulip Love You


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #487~Colour Week, where our lovely Maria invites us to select THREE colours from this beautiful photo to use on our cards/projects. 

We're thrilled to be joined by our May guest designer Eva Dobilas, from I Love to Stamp, Please visit her, as well as my teammates - Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa and Maria - who would love to know you dropped by.

Play date with my Concord & 9th Retro Petals stencils (used green as my neutral) and Tulip Label dies.  Easy peasy...and hopefully a card that will bring smiles! 

Over to you...

Looking forward seeing your THREE COLOUR selections in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!

Uniko Studio May/June 2019 Challenge...Make a BIG! Wish


The wildly popular Anything Goes is the theme for this new challenge, with an optional twist of Masculine.  We're thrilled to have Radhika as our Guest Designer for this challenge; her card is, in a phrase, masculine marvelous!

No twists from me; rather, just having yet more fun with a couple of new Uniko products and a rainbow palette!

Big & Bold: Wish stamps and dies

Ready to play along? Excellent! 
Best part: PRIZES are involved!
  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner - £5 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £5 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points

You have plenty of time to join us; the link closes

midnight (GMT) on Friday, June 21, 2019 (7.00pm EDT).

Thank you for dropping by!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Uniko Studio SURPRISE Birthday Celebration for our Lovely BEV!


A special 'turning into another decade' birthday for  our lovely Bev, so I'm joining with my Uniko Studio teammates for a SURPRISE celebration in her honour!

Sweet Bev: wishing you a day filled with celebration, joy and love...and more of the same - in abundance - in the year about to unfold!!  A Spring-card for you, my friend...hope it makes you smile!

English Country Garden stamps and dies

Please head over to the Uniko Studio blog, where you can see several more DT cards AND details about how you, too, can join in this wonderful event!  Let's celebrate Bev in style!!

Also sharing at:

AAA Birthday Game #1~Anything Goes (Yayyyyy for a new challenge!)

Thank you for dropping by!