Etsy Inspired #137 - Imagine Studio & EAD Designs

Saturday, April 30, 2011

It's a fun Saturday! Did anyone watch the Royal Wedding yesterday? I love all that kinda stuff. Kate's dress was amazing! Beautiful couple!!!

O.k. let's get back to the FUN Etsy Inspired Challenge!

What a beautiful shop we have for you this week. It's called Imagine Studio. Their shop is filled with BEAUTIFUL fine art giclée prints, digital collages, and painted photographs.

And I'm soooo excited about our sponsor - EAD Designs. I actually made my project using their wonderful products. I used this fun vinyl sticker set called "Hoot-A-Licious".

I love using sketches for my cards. I also linked up & used the fun one over at Sassy Lil' Sketches Card Sketches this week.

Here's how you can play along with Etsy Inspired:
♥ Find an item that you like from Imagine Studio!
♥ Create some cuteness!
♥ Link your creation up to EIC by Friday, May 6th.

Winner Prize - Any 5 x 7 print of your choice from Imagine Studio.

Sponsor Prize - $25 Gift Certificate from EAD Designs.

And be sure to check out the Talented EIC Design Team!

Carole (off this week)

Candy Inspired Tags!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Take a look at my new tags! I made them after being inspired by this week's challenge at Papercraft Star!

We have an Inspirational Photo for you to use. Our monthly sponsor is The Scrapbooking Cottage. They are giving away a fab gift certificate! :)

I was inspired by all of the yummy candy in the photo.
Making your own gift tags is a lot of fun.
And I used SCRAPS for this entire project.

She's A Super Mama!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We were in Michael's yesterday and Rachel picked out some embellies for Nana's Mother's Day card! Since Rae is studying for exams...I made the card for her. There's nothing like teamwork! :) :)

I added dimension by layering doilies, a fabric flower, and the cute chipboard Super Girl that Rachel picked out!

I'm entering this in over at Card Patterns,
City Crafter Challenge, and CR84FN

Have a great week!!!!!

Card Supplies:
Cardstock (Bazzill); Fabric Flower (Recollections); Chipboard Stickers (Recollections); Doilies and Square Tags (Martha Stewart); Button Paper Clip (KI Memories); Foam Alphas (American Crafts Thickers); Red Gem (Recollections); Ribbon (Celebrate It)

Happy Easter & Fave Scrappy Event!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I hope you all had a Blessed Easter. We attended church and did all of our festivities on Saturday.
I'm so excited because one of my fave sites - The CSI project - put my "Recycled Chic project" in the Top 10 this week. And the wonderfully talented Teresa Collins emailed and said she loved how I used her products. I'm smiling ear to ear!

This page came about after cleaning my craft room today. I used the fun Sketchy Thursdays sketch for this one.

This page has pics of the first time I ever attended a Scrapbook Convention. I went with my friend Jennifer. I was in Crafty Heaven as soon as I walked in.

Instead of using patterned paper behind the photos...I dressed it up a bit and used pink tulle.

 And since is this is my Fave Memory...or should I say "Fave Scrappy Memory", I am also entering this in at These Are a Few of My Fave Things - Fave Past Challenge.

I found this fun 12 x 12 K.I. Memories - Designer Keepsake Pocket Holder and used it instead of regular patterned paper. I also dressed up a fun tag and added it to my page.

Love these sparkly alphas.

If anyone is going to the Great American Scrapbook Convention in June please let me know. I'd love to meet more of my bloggy friends. Click HERE to find out more about the event.

Girly Recycled Chic!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Earth Day everyone! We are already getting into the spirit of things over at Papercraft Star this week.

Here are the Challenge details:
Create a project with Earth Day as your inspiration, include a recycled or re-purposed item in your project to help save the Earth! Don't forget to tell us what it was in your blog post. 

I never buy gift bags anymore. I make my own by recycling brown paper bags from my local bakery.

I used goodies from the Teresa Collins "Posh" Collection for this project. My fave part of this collection is the "Cameo" chipboard. Love it!  

I also recycled when making this Pillow Box. I used the thin cardboard that comes in the boxes of supplies that I order. If you need a good template & instructions for making a pillow box see the instructions below or - Click Here!

And I always "dress up" the handles of the gift bags that I make. This pearl trim is also from the Teresa Collins "Posh" Collection.

Every time you enter a project during the month of April, you will be entered to win our Monthly Grand Prize from The Scrapbooking Cottage!! Good Luck!

Pillow Box Materials
Pillow box template
Thin recycled cardboard or heavy decorative paper
Strong craft glue or double sided tape
Scissors or utility knife and metal ruler
Bone folder
Large protractor

Pillow Box Instructions
1. Download and Print pillow box template from this site -
2. Place print-out over decorative card and cut-out outline with scissors or knife
3. Score on dotted lines with bone folder and ruler. Use protractor or a small bowl for the curves on the template. Fold all scores.
4. Use double-sided tape or glue on tab. Leave to dry and ahere.
5. Tuck in ends. Add complimentary paper decor and ribbon if desired.
Project Supplies:
Recycled cardboard and bag; Patterned Paper (Teresa Collins - Posh: Pink Fishnet); Chipboard and Trim (Teresa Collins - Posh Collection); Stick Pin (Jenni Bowlin); Pearls (Martha Stewart Crafts); Ribbon (Celebrate It!)

So Excited to Announce...

**This is my 2nd post of the day. To see my Recycled Chic project for PCS please see the post above.**

I'm doing the "HAPPY DANCE" today. I was selected to be on the Creative Charms Design Team. I'm sooo happy to design for such a great manufacturer of scrappy products.

Please check out the wonderful goodies that they have to offer. 
Creative Charms Website
Creative Charms Blog

Here are the other TALENTED designers on the team.
Soooo happy to work with all of them!
Amy McCabe
Arlene Camacho
Christine Meyer
Diane Payne
Ellen Panseri
Kristal Andrew
Laura O'Donnell Evangeline
Lisa Dorsey
Lori Leng
Sandra Backstrom

Etsy Inspired #135 - Creating Is Fun!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I'm soooo excited. Just booked my first cruise. If you have any cruisin' advice please pass it on. :) Now let's get to the Etsy Inspired Challenge!

Our featured shop is:
Creating is Fun!

This shop is full of beautiful buttons, lace trim, and ribbon.

I was inspired by the RED and BLACK ribbon

For my project I took a piece of Chipboard and made a cute "Rah Rah Cheer Tag".

I have so many ring clips lying around. I added one to this project as well as some fun Thickers. These are great to clip onto a bag, purse or backpack. And they are fun to give as gifts too.

Here's how you can play along with Etsy Inspired:

♥ Find an item that you like from Creating is Fun!
♥ Create some cuteness!
♥ Link your creation up to EIC by Friday, April 22nd.

Shop Prize: Any item of your choice from Creating is Fun! They are also offering 50% off for shoppers. Enter the code "FRI50"
Sponsor Prize: (5) Digital Stamps or (4) Digital Stamps and (1) paper set of your choice from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. They offer a wonderful variety of digital stamps and papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

And be sure to check out the Talented EIC Design Team!

Project Supplies:
Patterned Paper (Lily Bee Design - This & That) and (Crate Paper - Portrait Collection) and (Echo Park - For The Record - Fabric Store); 4 x 6 Chipboard (GCD Studios); Cheerleader (from stash); Stickers (Echo Park - For The Record); Foam Thickers (American Crafts); Ribbon (Celebrate It!)

More Fun Than an Easter Basket!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

We've got some Easter fun at Papercraft Star this week.

Here are the Challenge Details:

Create an Easter inspired project using one or more of these colors.

I ordered these fun TUBES from SRM Stickers and couldn't wait to make a project with them.

And since I love Moxie Fab - I'm also entering this in their

Don'tcha just love these little Kraft bags from Canvas Corp?
They are fun to decorate for any occasion.

Our winner this month will get a gift voucher from the Scrapbooking Cottage. They carry a variety of products to meet all your paper crafting needs. All orders over $25.00 receive FREE SHIPPING (anywhere in the U.S.)

Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Project Details:
Tubes (SRM Stickers); Stickers (SRM - ); Chipboard (My Mind's Eye - Alphabet Soup); Scallop Sticker (Echo Park - Sweet Summertime); Flower (from stash)

Angi's Got News !!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I'm starting a new adventure in May.
I am a new Designer for Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Bonnie Garby is the owner of RRR and she has wonderful products that I will get to design with every month.

I am so super excited that Misty Willis made the team too. She is right here in my area of Texas and I love her work.

Here's the rest of the talented team. Be sure to stop by their blogs to see their amazing work.

Bonnie has great products in her shop.
My fave is her colorful BAKER'S TWINE!

RRR also sells:
ribbon, seam binding, gingham, ric rac,
rosette ribbon, lace trim, and more.
Check out the shop HERE

Thank you for letting me share my good news with you. I'll be back tomorrow with a fun idea for Easter! And's not an Easter Basket. Can't wait to show ya!!!

Spring Has Sprung!

Monday, April 11, 2011

I received my order from SRM Stickers this weekend and couldn't wait to play with all of the goodies.

I've also been wanting to play at Card Patterns for a while now.
I used their fun Sketch #110 for my card.

I also ordered the "Vintage Market" kit from Scrapbook Circle and used their red polka dot paper. I threw in some felt, embellies, and of course stickers. I used the "Spring has Sprung" sticker from the Express Yourself - Easter set.

It's a mix of fun!

Join me back here tomorrow for a Special Announcement!!!!

Etsy Inspired #134 - Think Fast Designs

Saturday, April 9, 2011

I'm about to faint with all of the standardized testing we have going on right now at school. Pray for me....Summer break is almost here....LOL

At least I get to design for the wonderful Etsy Inspired Challenge. We have a lot of fun going on this week.

Our featured shop is:

This shop is owned by fellow crafter Kim Kesti and if full of beautiful aprons, quilts, jewelry and more!

And since I made some "food decor" this week, I'm also linking this up at Moxie Fab for their 350 Cards & Gifts Week: The Food Wraps Challenge. 

I was inspired by the Modern Linen Apron pictured above. It has the cutest Kitchen Items on it.
Here's what I made:

I've been taking cake decorating classes at Michael's. I made these flat note cards to go along with yummy baked goods that I give as gifts to family & friends.

Here's a close-up shot of the pot and whisk.
I cut them out of patterned paper made by Little Yellow Bicycle.

Chocolate & Red are a great color mix!
I added brown ribbon & a fun sentiment.

Here's how you can play along with Etsy Inspired:
♥ Find an item that you like from Think Fast Designs.
♥ Create some cuteness!
♥ Link your creation up to EIC by Friday, April 15th.

Also, anyone that shops at Think Fast Designs gets 10% off this week by using the Discount Code "THINKFASTPLEASE".

Shop Prize: Vintage Pendant Necklace from Think Fast Designs.

Sponsor Prize: One Nikki Sivils "collection" pack (paper and embellies)!

And be sure to check out the Talented EIC Design Team for more crafty fun!

Live Good ....... Be Happy!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Happy Wednesday and welcome to another fun challenge at Papercraft Star. I had a lot of fun with my card this week. Before I get into the details here is the challenge info:

Create a layout or card using this sketch as your inspiration

I made a Spring Card full of cuteness using the sketch. The design is Clean & Simple so that the tree, birdhouse, and birdie are the main focal point.

I'm also linking this up at Wee Memories for their Color Inspiration Challenge. I LOVE Spingtime colors because they are so Cheery & Bright!

Instead of using photos she used 3 Puffy Felt Embellies.

I also made a paperclip flower embellishment and clipped a sentiment on it.

Our wonderful sponsor this month is The Scrapbooking Cottage. They are giving away a Gift Certificate to the winner. How cool is that?

Can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's challenge.