Monday, January 31, 2011

Lindy's Stamp Gang: Lovin' Lindy Hop (Giveaway CLOSED)

Lindy's Stamp Gang
Hi Everyone! Welcome to Lindy's Stamp Gang's very first blog hop! Every one of our Designers has created a special project using their top picks of Lindy's Stamp Gang products. Here I have created a set of Valentine's Day cards for you:
The papers I used are from the K&Company - Valentine's Sweetheart Collection. These papers have a very vintage shabby chic feel to them. Soft pastel colors and vintage images completes this collection.

I made a total of 6 Valentine's Day cards using my choice of Lindy's Stamp Gang colors.
I mainly used the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Stains & Sprays as a background accent and to add some interest to my embellishments. Here is a list of supplies/products that I used on my cards:
LSG Products:
Golden Sleigh Bells Starburst Spray
Desert Moon Cactus Gold Glitz Spritz
Dark Chocolate Truffle Starburst Stain
Gator Gumbo Olive Starburst Spray
Cotton Candy Pink Starburst Stain
Other Supplies:
Hero Arts - Wishing You were Here Stamp Set
K&Company - Valentine's Sweetheart 12x12 Paper Pad
Kraft Cardsotck (Card Base)
White Seam Binding
Jute Rope/Twine
Red Heart Buttons
White Gardenia Paper Flowers
Mini Paper Red Roses
Green Paper Leaves
Novel Paper
Felt Border Trim
Small Brown Brads
Lace Trim
Paper Lace Border Trim
Red Puffy Heart Sticker
Spellbinders Nestabilities Label Dies

You can watch this video for a more detailed description of the cards:

Now it's GIVEAWAY TIME! These are the colors that I have chosen that one lucky winner will walk away with. The picture below are my own personal sprays & stains. You will be getting brand new product straight from Lindy's Stamp Gang.
Golden Sleigh Bells Starburst Spray
Desert Moon Cactus Gold Glitz Spritz
Dark Chocolate Truffle Starburst Stain
Gator Gumbo Olive Starburst Spray

I love these colors and believe that they will be a great start (or addition) to your LSG collection. In order to be eligible to win this set all you have to do is leave a comment on this post for your chance to win. It's that easy! The winner of this set will be chosen Feb. 2nd and revealed. Posting will be closed 12am PST. So make sure to become a follower on my blog (on the top left column) to get a notice when the winner is posted. Don't forget to go to the other blogs of our Design Team Members. The links to the other DT Members will be provided below. Just click on our Designer's thumbnails in the linky box. They too are holding their own giveaway, so you have 8 other chances to win some fabulous Lindy's Stamp Gang products of their choice. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to start your collection. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week and Good Luck!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

ATG Challenge

Arlene (mybutterflykisses12) is hosting an ATG Challenge for a cause contest on YouTube. You can find her video link to the rules here. So the challenge was to alter your ATG (Advanced Tape Glider). I was inspired by the tag that accompanied my Hello Kitty purse.

So here is what I came up with:

I think she is sooo cute. I only decorated the one side of the ATG gun. I didn't want to chance any of the embellishments falling off when I take it in and out of my craft tote. My glue of choice was Glossy Accents from Inkssentials. Head on over to my video here where I explain how I created this. Also there is a little surprise at the end of the video =)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Upcoming Lindy's Stamp Gang Blog Hop

Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hi everyone. I am happy to announce that Lindy's Stamp Gang will be holding their very first blog hop! On Monday January 31st join us in the Lovin' Lindy Hop. Myself and the other fabulous design team members will be sharing projects that feature our top picks to getting your LSG collection started. Also as an added bonus, each of our designers will be hosting a Giveaway to win our products of choice. So make sure to visit and enter each blog for your chances to win! See you on Monday!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Paper Rosette Embellishment

Here is another handmade embellishment for my mini love page swap. I created this using my paper rosette technique, seen here.

I love how this turned out. For the center I used this bead panel that I purchased from Michael's, from The Bead Gallery. It adds a bit of glam to the rosette. Thanks for passing by and I will have pictures of the actual finished 4x4 mini page, plus 2 tutorials showing how I created the front and back side of the page.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Working Hard

Hey guys. I've been working on assembling my 4x4 mini page. I had joined a Mini Love Page Swap and they are due by the 31st (yikes that's coming up). I was working on the rose embellishments. Ok that's it for now. More to come later and the finished pages, front and back.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

One Day Sale!

Hi all. If you have wanted to try these products this would be the best time to get them. Lindy's Stamp Gang is having a one day sale (1/17/11 Monday). 20% off everything in the store, including sale items! Enter the coupon code: onedaysale at checkout. Happy shopping!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Pay It Foward 2011 Project

I completed this project using Tim Holtz's Caged Bird die. I bought this die a couple months ago and I am finally using it =)On Facebook (if you aren't my friend, go and add me - Jo Paperdrama), there is a post going around called "Pay It Forward". It reads: "Pay it Forward in 2011: I promise to send an original creation to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must, in turn, post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you, and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011." I thought this was really cool and I decided to join in on the fun. Now I have committed myself into making 5 handmade projects for 5 lucky gals. I was brainstorming and this is what I came up with:

The base is a frame that was purchased at Michael's. I then added some burlap, feathers, a skeleton leaf and a handmade flower. The birdcage is adorned with bronze brads. I used Lindy's Stamp Gang's Moon Shadow Mists on the cage and on the flower petals, as well as the bird. Both the bird and the birdcage were cut from chipboard. I adhered some dictionary paper to the bird. Then it was inked with Walnut Stain and Tea Dye distress inks. As a final touch to the bird, I sprayed it with Burnished Bronze Glitz Spritz from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

I truly hope that the girls love what I am making for them. One down, Four more to go. Thanks for stopping by and you can watch my video here.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

AquaCharms Phone Case Contest

Hi Everyone. There is this contest that Bona (LiveLoveScrap) on YouTube is hosting. It is sponsored by AquaCharms. AquaCharms is a company that sells swarovski covered phone cases. They are beautiful. Check out Bona's video to find out all the details on how to enter. So here is my entry for this contest. This is my "Pearls & Bling" tag:

I had soo much fun creating this tag. I love bling/rhinestones and I went all out =) You can watch my video here, as I explain how this was created. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you guys join in on the fun!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Marion Smith's 31 Days Challenge

Hi everyone! If you don't know already I have committed myself to Marion Smith's 31 Day Challenge.

The challenge is to post 31 videos, 31 goals for the 31 days in January. I am on day 10 today, and it's been a challenge. If you haven't seen my days 1 thru 9, you can watch my playlist on YouTube here. You don't have to do videos, you can post pictures on your blog if you want to join in on the fun. Okay gotta go and film Day 10! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 Favorite Things & Marion Smith's 31 Days Challenge

Here are my Top Ten 2010 Favorite Things:

#10. Burlap

#9. Lace

#8. White Flowers

#7. Kraft Cardstock

#6. Sakura White Gel Pen

#5. Pink ATG

#4. Glossy Accents

#3. Twinklets Diamond Dust

#2. Lindy's Stamp Gang

#1. Hot Glue Gun

Be sure to come back tomorrow. Marion Smith of is having a 31 days, 31 videos, 31 goals Challenge on her blog. The challenge is to set a goal every day for the month of January and to make a video post on YouTube. This is my 1st post of 31 days...lets hope I can do this and follow thru. I'm not particularly sure what tomorrow will bring, but stay tune and find out.