Thursday, May 11, 2017

Short bloggy break

Hello All.. 

Sometimes life just leaves you overwhelmed and I currently find myself at that precipice. Just wanted to let you all know that I'll be back in a bit, but for now I am taking a short bloggy break. 

Much love,

Friday, May 5, 2017

Funny Mother's Day Card - STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch

It's a brand new theme and sketch challenge day up at STAMPlorations. We've got a whole new theme & sketch for you to try your hand at! 

I'm still on the Mom Card train "chugga chugga chugga chugga choo choo! 

And I made this card with the new Sweet & Sassy Mom stamp set. I masked off the flowers and added a row of  moms by stamping them over and over again in a (semi)straight line. I watercolored and added a sentiment at the bottom. 

So how can you play along at STAMPlorations? Choose either the sketch or the theme OR mash 'em up and use both! 

Hope to see your card in the mix for the awesome prizes we're giving away! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

STAMPlorations New Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Ladies and Gentlemans! Today is a very special day because it's a new release party!!! I always love breaking open a new package of stamps. Something about hearing the crinkle of the bag and trying desperately to unstick the polymer clings from the packaging just does it for me. 

STAMPlorations is releasing 4 new sets today and they are all focused on the special ladies in your life - yo mama. 

I want to show off the card designs I made using these fantastic new stamps:

Using The Bee's Knees Parfumerie. The vintage perfume bottles were a perfect pairing with these old-timey 1920's ladies.


Using Big Grins by Becca Cruger - Sweet & Sassy Mom. If you're looking for a mother's day/lady set that pairs humor and sweetness, this is the stamp set for you! 


Using Dee's Artsy Impressions - Best Mom Ever. I love this big ol' flower arrangement and used watercolors and gold shimmer to really make it pop. 


Using Shery Russ Designs - One Cool Chick. This artsy girl was just screaming for a graphic, edgy design and I happily obliged. 


Here's what you need to know:
Number one, these stamps are in the STAMPlorations store right now and my bloggy readers can get 20% off their ENTIRE order by using the discount code STAMPGIRLBECCA at checkout.

Number two - if you hop along, we're drawing 2 prizes. One commenter will win a choice of a stamp set and one commenter will win a $15 gift certificate. Winners will be drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs. 

What are you waiting for! Head over to the New Release Party and hop along!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Guest Designer - Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Have you all played along in the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenges? They're a challenge blog that focuses on both the sweet and snarky side of things. I love looking through their design team's makes each week because the gallery just cracks me up as I scroll through.


This week, they invited me to be a guest designer for their latest challenge: Y is for Yippee. 

I watercolored a sweet image from The Bee's Knees for STAMPlorations: Two of Us stamp set and paired it with a snarky sentiment from Big Grins by Becca Cruger for STAMPlorations Funny Kinda Love stamp set. 

I definitely brought the snark this week and hope you all will visit and play along with all those hilarious Sistahs at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy Birthday Monica - Blog Linky Party + Prizes

Ya'll! (I know I'm not even close to being Southern, but it really makes for a perfect interjection)


Monica Taylor of TaylorMade4U Cards is celebrating her 50th year on this earth and she's invited some bloggy friends to celebrate with her. Not only that - Monica is giving away some seriously awesome prizes - like lots of them! 

How do you win said prizes? Check out that uber lovely mood board, put together by Monica to inspire you! She wants you to create a card inspired by the mood board and the word "Journey" and link it up. 

I loved the old timey car and was drawn to the browns and the blues I saw in the picture, so here's what I made:


I used some BoBunny papers and Tim Holtz stamp sets and added in some metal gears to complete the look. 

I'm also going to play along at:
Southern Girls Challenge - About a Boy

Aud Sentiments - Stamp your Sentiment
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Come and Get it - Make it Square

So we don't have any party fouls, here are Monica's party rules:

1.  Look at the mood board and find something that reminds you of a JOURNEY.

2. Create a project and link it up. This can be a card, canvas or anything that inspires you and in any style.
3.  Follow Monica's blog & like her Facebook page
4. Leave me a comment 

There are also some fun discount codes to use throughout her party!

  1. I BRAKE FOR STAMPS - 10% off using coupon code SAVE10MONICA
  2. STAMPLORATIONS - 20% off  in stamp store using coupon code STAMPGIRLBECCA
  3. TAYLORMADECARDS4U - 10% off using coupon code BIRTHDAYBASH

Now for the prizes:

Prize - Memory Box Sponsored by Taylormadecards4u

Prize - $15 gift certificate to I Brake for Stamps (2 people)

Prize - T.H.E. Bag - Sponsored by Simply Charming Bags

Prize - Perfectly Posh gift set - Sponsored by Aimees Posh

Prize - Stamp Set by creator of Big Grins - Becca Cruger from Big Grins (2 people)

Prize - $15 Gift Certificate to Canvas Corp Brands

Prize - Umbrella Crafts Papercrafting Favorites Kit Sponsored by

Prize - The Ton - Stamp set of your choice

Prize - Celebrate Mini Digital Sentiment kit- Sponsored by Decosses Dynamite Doodles (3 people)

Prize - Set of Vintage Printables - Sponsored by VectoriaDesigns (3 people)

Prize - 7Gypsies Stash - Sponsored by Taylormadecards4u

Prize - One Paper Pack and one digital set of your choosing - Sponsored by MHKDesigns


What are you waiting for? Go play along already!