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July 27, 2013

CHA IO DT Blog Hop Winners For Day 5 And Week

We all want to thank all of you who participated in the hop this week.  Your wonderful compliments and comments about our new products and your enthusiasm really made it a success for all of us....and of course.....I am still having fun today too!!!

Our winner for Day 5 is Lisa at Crafting With Lisa!  The winner for the drawing for the week is Katie Bondroff.  Congragulations to you both and happy shopping too.  You can check out our new Fall/Winter dies and stamps HERE, and the clear sets HERE

Our Next Challenge

Our "Words Of Encouragement" Challenge begins August 1.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below.

  • Use all IO dies/stamps in your post. 
  • The focal point of the card must be IO stamp(s) or die(s).   Card shape templates are allowed.  If you have a question please email me.
  • Taking part in other challenges is allowed if our company is listed first.
  • Ending time is this challenge will be the following Wednesday, August 7, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the challenge post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate, for use in our on-line store, picked by Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email the night it ends.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on August 8.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page, with a link back to your blog/gallery post.
So get ready and create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of of the August 1 post.  If you have questions please email me.  Hope to see you there too!!

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012/13 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their DT posts in the gallery, and more card samples in our on-line store too!

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!

 

 Shirley

 

July 26, 2013

CHA IO DT Blog Hop Day 5

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Welcome to the fifth and last day of our  CHA DT Blog Hop!  We want to thank all of you who participated in the hop.  Your wonderful comments about our new products and your enthusiasm really made it a success for all of us....and okay.....a lot of fun for me and we hope for you too!!!

Our winner for Day 4 is Diane H. at Nellie's Nest!  Congratulations, Diane, and happy shopping too.  You can check out our new Fall/Winter dies and stamps HERE, and the clear sets HERE.  Mitra introduced them at CHA in Las Vegas, NV, this week.

For my card today I chose Alesa Baker's Angelic Tree, Cover-A-Card Dots, and Fir Tree die set.  I think because there is so much glitter, I had a very difficult time getting a good picture.  I created it by:

  1. Stamping the image on white cardstock with Memento London Fog, painted with Memento Cottage Ivy marker, Spica At You Lipstick pen, and Twinkling H2O Warm Pecan.  Used Sakura glue pen for the edges of the snow angels and DecoArt glitter, added bow to tree.  Mounted with 3D pop-dots after the cardfront background was done.
  2. I cheated on the CAC Dots background.  It is a leftover from another project.  It was stamped on white cardstock using VersaMark, Stick and Bond powder applied, heated until glossy, DecoArt Glitter applied, heated to seal.  Die cut and layerd as shown.  Leftovers were torn for snow around trees.
  3. Used Spellbinders Labels 8 for the die cuts and as stencils for the white and blue cardstock as shown.

Blog Hop Details

Follow the guidelines below the DT participant list and you will be eligible for a drawing to win a $25 Gift Certificate for today, with an extra drawing for people who comment every day (including today).  Start with the DT line-up below, then come on back and click on the direct link to the new stamps/dies/clear sets in the last paragraph below:

Rules for Drawing Eligibility

To be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate drawing for today and for the extra one (for Monday through Friday) you should:

  • Leave a comment on the IO and each participating DT member's blog for that day. 
  • Posts close today at 10 p.m., EST, for today's drawing.
  • To be eligible to win the extra drawing today, you must have commented on each participating blog for each day (Monday through Friday).  Posts close at 10 p.m., EST, today.
  • (You can go back and catch up on comments to be eligible for the 5 day drawing today.)
  • Winners for today and the all week drawing will be announced in a post tomorrow.
  • If you have any questions please email me.

As mentioned above, winners will be shopping with the new stamps/dies already in the on-line store.  You can take a look at all of the new dies and stamps HERE, and the clear sets HERE.  Thank you again for joining in the fun this week.

Our Next Challenge

Our "Words Of Encouragement" Challenge begins August 1.  How time flies when we've been having so much fun this week.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below.  The rules are at the end of the post with the entries:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps in your post. 
  • The focal point of the card must be IO stamp(s) or die(s).   Card shape templates are allowed.  If you have a question please email me.
  • Taking part in other challenges is allowed if our company is listed first.
  • Ending time is this challenge will be the following Wednesday, August 7, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the challenge post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate, for use in our on-line store, picked by Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email the night it ends.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on August 8.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page, with a link back to your blog/gallery post.
Have some fun and create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the August 1 post.  If you have questions please email me.  Hope to see you there too!!

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012/13 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their DT posts in the gallery, and more card samples in our on-line store too!

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!

 

 

 Shirley

 

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July 25, 2013

CHA IO DT Blog Hop Day 4

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Winner Of Pack Your Bags Challenge

First we would like to congratulate the winner of our Pack Your Bags Challenge, Katie Bondroff.  Congratulations and happy shopping with the new images and dies!!

CHA DT Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome to the fourth day of our  CHA DT Blog Hop!  Our winner for Day 3 is Sandy at Simply Sandy Lee!  Congratulations, Sandy, happy shopping too.  You can check out our new Fall/Winter dies and stamps HERE, and the clear sets HERE.  Mitra has been introducing them at CHA at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, this week.

For my card today I chose Leigh Hannan's Ghost Espresso and the sentiment is Kalani Allred's Poisonous Potions (also available in clear set Have Broom Will Travel).  The background is Cover-A-Card Mesh Circles.  I created it by:

  1. Stamping the espresso twice on white cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa twice, painted the first one with Twinkling H2O's.
  2. Cut out the front of the matching plate, the label in the middle and the ghost "steam", painted, and mounted with 3D pop-dots.  Added Stickles Cinnamon as shown.  If you click on the photo you will see the label on the cup says, "Its Scary Good".  :-)
  3. Stamped sentiment on white cardstock inked with Rich Cocoa marker.  Cut out using die from Curved Matting Basics, inked some of the tiny circles of the Mesh Circles stamp with Memento Tangelo and stamped the corners of the diecut sentiment.  Mounted on brown cardstock and used Stickles Cinnamon for the 3 dots.
  4. Stamped white cardstock with CAC Mesh Circles and Memento Tangelo ink.  Used Curved Matting Basics largest die with it and for the matted brown and orange borders.
  5. Added some ribbon and corsage pin with a coffee bean bead from my stash.

Blog Hop Details

Follow the guidelines below the DT participant list each day and you will be eligible for a drawing to win a $25 Gift Certificate for that day, with an extra drawing on Friday for people who comment every day.  Start with the DT line-up below for today, then come on back and click on the direct link to the new stamps/dies/clear sets in the last paragraph below:

Rules for Drawing Eligibility

To be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate drawings, Monday through Friday, and for the extra one on Friday you should:

  • Leave a comment on the IO and each participating DT member's blog for that day. 
  • Posts are closed for each day at 10 p.m., EST, for that day's drawing.
  • The winner(s) will be announced in the post for the next day.
  • To be eligible to win the extra drawing Friday, you must have commented on each participating blog for each day (Monday through Friday).  Posts close at 10 p.m., EST, Friday.
  • (You can go back and catch up on comments to be eligible for the 5 day drawing on Friday.)
  • Winners for Friday and the all week drawing will be announced in a post on Saturday.
  • If you have any questions please email me.

As mentioned above, winners will be shopping with the new stamps/dies already in the on-line store.  You can take a look at all of the new dies and stamps HERE. and the clear sets HERE.  So join us for the week, tell your friends, and have fun every day.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!

 

 Shirley

 

SUPPLIES:

July 24, 2013

CHA IO DT Blog Hop Day 3

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Welcome to the third day of our  CHA DT Blog Hop!  Our winner for Day 2 is Larissa Heskett!  Congratulations Larissa, happy shopping too, and I have emailed your Gift Certificate.  You can check out our new Fall/Winter dies and stamps HERE, and the clear sets HERE.  Mitra is also introducing them at CHA at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, July 22 through 25.

For my card today I chose Gary Robertson's Butterfly and Pumpkins and the sentiment is from the clear set Hydrangea.  I created it by:

  1. Stamping the image on white cardstock with Memento Espresso Truffle twice, painted the first one with Twinkling H2O's.
  2. Cut out the butterfly and leaf to the right, turned the leaf over and traced for the left side and drew the tip of the butterfly wing, attached with tape to each.  Painted painted both shapes, embossed on reverse side with stylus and mounted with 3D-pop dots.  Added black edge to image with Scripto pen.
  3. Mounted on die cut from Spellbinders Polka Dots and white cardstock at an angle. Mounted that on black cardstock and then on Dotted Swiss cardstock.
  4. Added black organdy bow, pearl stick pin with pearl heart bead, and 3 10mm pearl stickers.

Blog Hop Details

Follow the guidelines below the DT participant list each day and you will be eligible for a drawing to win a $25 Gift Certificate for that day, with an extra drawing on Friday for people who comment every day.  Start with the DT line-up below for today, then come on back and click on the direct link to the new stamps/dies/clear sets in the last paragraph below:

Rules for Drawing Eligibility

To be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate drawings, Monday through Friday, and for the extra one on Friday you should:

  • Leave a comment on the IO and each participating DT member's blog for that day. 
  • Posts are closed for each day at 10 p.m., EST, for that day's drawing.
  • The winner(s) will be announced in the post for the next day.
  • To be eligible to win the extra drawing Friday, you must have commented on each participating blog for each day (Monday through Friday).  Posts close at 10 p.m., EST, Friday.
  • (You can go back and catch up on comments to be eligible for the 5 day drawing on Friday.)
  • If you have any questions please email me.

As mentioned above, winners will be shopping with the new stamps/dies already in the on-line store.  You can take a look at all of the new dies and stamps HERE. and the clear sets HERE.  So join us for the week, tell your friends, and have fun every day.

Don't Forget Our "Pack Your Bags" Challenge

Details are HERE

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!

 

 Shirley

 

SUPPLIES:

July 23, 2013

CHA IO DT Blog Hop Day 2

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Welcome to the second day of our week long CHA DT Blog Hop!  Our winner for Day 1 is SHartl!!!   I have emailed you with the information I need to issue your gift certificate.  Congratulations Shar, and happy shopping too!!!  You can check out our new Fall/Winter dies and stamps HERE, and the clear sets HERE.  Mitra is also introducing them at CHA at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, July 22 through 25.

For my card today I chose Leigh Hannan's Ghost Cone and Kalani Allred's Poisonous Potions (It can also be purchased as part of her Have Broom Will Travel clear set).   The background is Cover-A-Card Gingham.  I put it together by:

  1. Stamped Ghost Cone on white cardstock with Brilliance Galaxy Gold 3 times.  All were heated with heat gun to dry.  One was for the base, one for the pumpkin and and cone, and one for the ghost.  All were painted with Twinkling H2O's.  Layers were trimmed, embossed from the back with a stylus and mounted with 3D pop-d0ts on base.  Added Stickles Orange Peel, Buttercup, Lime Green, and Cinnamon as shown.  (Could not resist those eyes!!!)
  2. Stamped CAC Gingham with Memento Toffee Crunch and Tangelo Orange on white cardstock.
  3. Used Spellbineders Curved Matting Basics A to cut the Gingham and as template for the Bazzill Dotted Swiss borders.  Mounted as shown.
  4. Stamped the top and bottom portion of Poisonous Potions sentiment on white cardstock and cut out using one of the Curved Matting dies.  Mounted on the Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock.
  5. Mounted sentiment and then the Ghost Cone.
  6. Threaded ribbon through and mounted bow.   A fun card to give with a treat gift card for something delicious!!!

Blog Hop Details

Follow the guidelines below the DT participant list each day and you will be eligible for a drawing to win a $25 Gift Certificate for that day, with an extra drawing on Friday.  Start with the DT line-up below for today, then come on back and click on the direct link to the new stamps/dies/clear sets in the last paragraph below:

Rules for Drawing Eligibility

To be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate drawings, Monday through Friday, and for the extra one on Friday you should:

  • Leave a comment on the IO and each participating DT member's blog for that day. 
  • Posts are closed for each day at 10 p.m., EST, for that day's drawing.
  • The winner(s) will be announced in the post for the next day.
  • To be eligible to win the extra drawing Friday, you must have commented on each participating blog for each day (Monday through Friday).  Posts close at 10 p.m., EST, Friday.
  • (You can go back and catch up on comments to be eligible for the 5 day drawing on Friday.)
  • If you have any questions please email me.

As mentioned above, winners will be shopping with the new stamps/dies already in the on-line store.  You can take a look at all of the new dies and stamps HERE. and the clear sets HERE.  So join us for the week, tell your friends, and have fun every day.

Don't Forget Our "Pack Your Bags" Challenge

Details are HERE

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!

 

 

 Shirley

 

SUPPLIES:

July 22, 2013

CHA IO DT Blog Hop Day 1

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Welcome to the first day of our week long CHA DT Blog Hop.  We are using our new Fall/Winter  stamps and dies.   Mitra is also introducing them starting today at CHA at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, July 22 through 25.  The details of the challenge are below my card details and the DT blog list.

For my card above I chose Aislinn Adam's new Prairie Plants and a sentiment from clear set Hydrangea.  Below is how I put it together:

  • stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and painted with Twinkling H2O's on white cardstock,
  • used Spellbinders die as template to cut-out the image (a little Out-Of-The-Box technique around the edges when trimming).
  • mounted flowers with 3D pop-dots
  • added White Flower Soft to the left flowers
  • used Glossy Accents on the yellow flowers and
  • put a little FS in the middle of the flower and painted with orange.
  • added 3mm pearl stickers to the corners and added yellow bow.
  • stamped sentiment with Memento Olive  on a 1/2"X3.5" strip of white cardstock mounted and trimmed on the cardfront edge.

Blog Hop Details

We are having a $25 Gift Certificate drawing each day during the hop, with an extra drawing on Friday.  Follow the guidelines below the DT participant list each day and you will be eligible to win.  Start with the DT line-up below for today, then come on back and click on the direct link to the new stamps/dies/clear sets in the last paragraph below:

Rules for Drawing Eligibility

To be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate drawings, Monday through Friday, and for the extra one on Friday you should:

  • Leave a comment on the IO and each participating DT member's blog for that day. 
  • Posts are closed for each day at 10 p.m., EST, for that day's drawing.
  • The winner(s) will be announced in the post for the next day.
  • To be eligible to win the extra drawing Friday, you must have commented on each participating blog for each day (Monday through Friday).  Posts close at 10 p.m., EST, Friday.
  • (You can go back and catch up on comments to be eligible for the 5 day drawing on Friday.)
  • If you have any questions please email me.

As mentioned above, winners will be shopping with the new stamps/dies already in the on-line store.  You can take a look at all of the new dies and stamps HERE. and the clear sets HERE.  So join us for the week, tell your friends, and have fun every day.

Don't Forget Our "Pack Your Bags" Challenge

Details are HERE

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!

 

 Shirley

 

SUPPLIES:

July 18, 2013

Pack Your Bags Challenge!!

Welcome to our new challenge.  Check out the DT members' blogs below to see how they have or will "Pack Their Bags" for their trip or vacation, or maybe how they choose to get there.  Be inspired, then come back and show us how you pack your bags or where you go on vacation by posting your card at the bottom of this post between now and next Wednesday.  I can't wait to see what things you like to do on your vacation or trip, or how you plan to get there too!!!

The challenge continues until July 24.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below.  The rules are at the end of the post with the entries:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps in your post. 
  • The focal point of the card must be IO stamp(s) or die(s).   Card shape templates are allowed.  If you have a question please email me.
  • Taking part in other challenges is allowed if our company is listed first.
  • Ending time is this challenge will be the following Wednesday, July 24, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the challenge post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate, for use in our on-line store, picked by Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email the night it ends.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on July 25.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page, with a link back to your blog/gallery post.
Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping/die party and/or create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012/13 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too!

Hope your week is going great and thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

July 11, 2013

DT Thursday And A "Shakin'" Winner Too!

First our winner in our "What's Shakin'" Challenge is Tera Fujan at Stamp Queen.  Congratulations, Tera, and have fun shopping too!!

DT Thursday

Our Design Team member hostessing today's DT Thursday is Jeanne Streiff.  She has created a totally fun card to also give you a sneak peek at new stamps coming you way the week of CHA, July 22-25.  We will be doing a DT blog hop that week too, July 22-26.  So take a look at Jeanne's sneak peek below and then hop on over to her blog HERE.  Then see you back here to check out the details of our next challenge further down the post.

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Our Next Challenge "Pack Your Bags"!

Our next challenge starts July 18.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps in your post. 
  • The focal point of the card must be IO stamp(s) or die(s).   Card shape templates are allowed.  If you have a question please email me.
  • Taking part in other challenges is allowed if our company is listed first.
  • Ending time is this challenge will be the following Wednesday, July 24, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the challenge post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate, for use in our on-line store, picked by Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email the night it ends.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on July 25.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page, with a link back to your blog/gallery post.
Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping/die party and/or create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 07/18 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012/13 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too!

Hope your week is going great and thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

July 09, 2013

Tuesday T&T Triple Thanks

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This card happened by accident.  I had something else planned, but I have a neighbor boy who comes over and helps me with my flowers and weeds.  He sees me out there and just starts doing what I do.  He saw my cards the other day and asked if I would make him one.  This is to thank him for his help.  His favorite colors are purple and yellow.  Here is how I put it together:

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IMAGES:

  1. Stamped Sketchy Flowers with Memento Pistachio ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock.  Used Spellbinders Majestic Elements as die for the Bazzill base and the Sketchy Flowers background.
  2. Created die cuts from Basket and Grass dies using Bazzill Dotted Swiss colors.  The basket has a slit ready to take the Grass, (stems for the flowers).
  3. Created 3 sets of Spiral Daisy, Layered Floral flowers and leaves.
  4. Did 2 die cut sets of the Heart Stems.
  5. Die cut a Sign Post for the sentiment and stamped it with "Heartfelt Thanks" from Thank You clear set.

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Mounted the Sketchy Flowers background to the Bazzill carstock.
  2. Inserted the stems (Grass) into the basket and mounted with 3D pop-dots.
  3. Rolled the Spiral Daisies.  Kittie has a great tutorial on how to roll all of the IO spiral flowers.  See it HERE.  The only difference is I use Glossy Accents as glue.  I place it on the inside part as I roll and then on the bottom before I put a glue dot between the bottom and the round dot on the bottom.
  4. Mounted the Layered Floral flowers and leaves with glue dots and 3D pop-dots.
  5. Mounted white hearts on green heart stems and inserted in basket.
  6. Used Stickles glitter glues for the centers of the flowers and Viva Decor Yellow Glitter for the hearts
  7. Mounted sentiment and bow.  The grass on the basket is leftovers from Grass Border.

Hope your weekend was great and your week better.   Don't forget our "What's Shakin'" Challenge is still on and you can see how to participate HERE.  See you back here for DT Thursday!!

 

 Shirley

 

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July 04, 2013

What's Shakin' Challenge

First, we want to wish everyone a happy and safe July 4th, and then welcome you all to our new challenge.  Check out the DT members' blogs below to see how they are "Shakin'" it up.  Be inspired, then come back and join us in the fun by posting your card at the bottom of this post between now and next Wednesday.  I can't wait to see what your colors will be too!!!

The challenge continues until July 10.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps in your post and include their names. 
  • The focal point of the card must be IO stamp(s) or die(s).  If you have a question please email me.
  • Taking part in other challenges is allowed if our company is listed first.
  • Ending time is this challenge will be the following Wednesday, July 10, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the challenge post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate, for use in our on-line store, picked by Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email the night it ends.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on July 11.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page, with a link back to your blog/gallery post.

If you need help on your shaker, instead of building your own, try using one of THESE.  They are so easy to use.  HERE is a great tutorial on how it's done by our leader, Mitra Friant.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping/die party and/or create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 05/16 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012/13 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too!

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!  Hope your week has been great.  Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

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