Sunday, April 29, 2012


Hello!  Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.

Kymberlee here from The Paper Midwife with your challenge today.  For this challenge you will create ANY project you like with a MONOCHROME theme aaaannnnd YOU CAN WIN BLOG CANDY!!!

Lately I have really been loving BLUES, so here is my project:

I made a 4x6 card

The image is "The Fat Lady" from Mo's digital Pencil 

So grab your stash and make a MONOCHROME project

Oh wait.... didn't i mention BLOG CANDY?!

Well.... if you would be so kind as to post your project here using the inlinkz tool below, I will pick a random winner to receive a 4x7 padded envelope that I crammed FULL with NAME BRAND goodies to help you in future challenges! It contains items from Basic Grey, Heidi Grace, BoBunny, and maybe even a Prima thing or two among other goodies.

I will pick a random entry from all received by May 12th when I am back from a little vacation.

I hope to see YOUR challenge project posted here soon!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Use Your Stash - Stencils

Hi everyone, Michelle here from Lady of Leisure Ink - so happy to be here again, thank you Allison and Caroline for having me.

I rarely buy card crafting magazines, because I usually find that I like several cards in the edition but never have the supplies to make them.  When I was shopping the other week I picked up a copy of Paper Crafts Stamp It 3 Ways - because one of the cards on the front 'caught my eye'.  Sure enough I did not have the rubber stamp needed for this, and despite several emails to the stamp company (who have not replied,) it doesn't look like I'll be getting it anytime soon.  So I decided to go a different route and break out a stencil.

Here is the stencil I used.

Then I reached for my distress stamp pad and dauber.

 The finished stenciling looked like this.

Not the most exciting, is it?  But after taking my paper cutter to it, adding a Stampin' Up stamp (Sweet Talk) and a little bit of ribbon - here is the finished card.

A simple card - just in time for my wedding anniversary.

I hope I have encouraged you to dig through your supplies and dust off those old stencils to create -  we'd love to see, please use the linky tool to share with us.

Until next time (if they'll have me back!)