Happy Birthday to the Queen!!!

QKD_BirthdayBlogHop_tbuIt’s Vicki’s birthday today, so we all thought we’d get together and do a birthday blog hop for her! Thanks to everyone who joined me from Nina’s blog! Now, if you’ll join me for a rousing rendition:

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday , dear Vicki,

Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

We sounded great, didn’t we? Ok, I may have been a little off key, but I tried hard, lol! I made this card for Vicki’s birthday because the crown is what she wears (She is Queen Kat after all) and she is a wonderful person ūüôā Mean as heck if you make her mad, but truly one of the sweetest people I know! Be sure to head on over to Tina’s Blog for some more Birthday Hop goodness, check the QKD Blog for more fun shenanigans, and go to the store for an amazing sale!

LPS Monday!

lps_owlthings_tbuIt’s time fo r another Little Paper Shop challenge! This week we have a sketch, and I love sketch challenges! I used the new Magical Forest set, combined with a sentiment from the Blessings set.I think that little owl is so stinkin’ cute! I used Nesties to cut and emboss the ovals; the ink for my owl and sentiment are Memento Tuxedo Black. This is really a great sketch, becuae it is simple but tere are so many different ways you could jazz it up. I, obviously, chose to stay simple, lol.

lpsc06In place of the three little embellies in the corner, I put my great big sentiment. I really think that it goes well with the tiny owl. In addition to this awesome sketch challenge and another opportunity to win prizes this month, the LPS Birthday celebration just got even BETTER!¬† It’s not over yet!

That’s right!¬† As our gift to you, The Little Paper Shop is having a HUGE Birthday Blast SALE, with most sets marked down 10% to 75% OFF!¬† This is our biggest and best sale ever, and runs through April 30th or while supplies last.¬† We want April to go out with some b-day fireworks as we have really appreciated you joining us in our month-long birthday celebration!¬† Thank you for all of your comments, congratulations, and participation in our challenges and contests!¬† We’ve loved having you and will be back in May to start off our 2nd year of business¬†with sets that will WOW you…can’t wait!
Happy shopping and enjoy this week’s challenge!
taylorsig13

Gramps

lps_naptimegramps_tbuIt’s another day, and another new release from Little Paper Shop! The actual new release on this card is the sentiment, which I think is hysterical. I di use Gramps, and he is a new digi that is for sale – it just struck me as funny, lol. I’m sure I’m not the only one who will come up with it!

This is a fairly straightforward layout. I love this new set, {Growing Old}! It works perfectly for Gramps, who is one of the new digi images! I think I’m gonna send this to my dad – he has a serious love of beer and naps, lol.

Now, onto some more deets about the fun at LPS, because it is our birthday!:

Now that I got that outta my system (LOL!), can you STAND how cute the picture of this cake is? I love the bright, bold Spring colors and also the pretty butterflies (of course :). The minute I saw this, it screamed to me to make a card in it’s likeness…so, I CHALLENGE you to do the same!

This week’s LPS Challenge is to create a card using the photo above as your inspiration! You have until next Sunday, April 26th at 11:59 CST to play. The WINNER of this challenge will be announced on Monday, April 27th here on the LPS blog and will receive the new {Butterflies} set for participating! Just leave a comment on today’s post letting us know you played. If you choose to upload to SCS or PCP, use keyword LPSC12. Have fun!

My Last Twinkling Tuesday….

mttsc14And my sweet little one is our Guest Twinkie today! I told her she had to pick one green, and then anyother other colors she wanted. After *MUCH* discussion, she settled on Garden Green, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White. I’m so proud of her! For a three year old, she grasps the concept of matching very well!

emerald-angelHere is what she and I came up with. Of course, she picked the image, the dp, the label shape, and had to have a trinket hanging from the ribbon.  We filed the edges of the dp, to add a bit more white.

I stepped down from the Twinkling Tuesday’s team because there are quite a few people on it now, and I felt my absence would not be as noticed. I have a lot of DT work to do,and Tuesday is one of my busiest days. I will miss everyone so much!!

In Other Exciting News…..

I have been given a full-time spot on the Esty Inspired Eleven team!!! Also, if you hadn’t noticed in my sidebar, I’ve been given the privilege of moving from Guest Designer to full time team member!!!!

An Etsy Inspired Saturday

sunnybirthday1This week’s Etsy shop was TR Mack Studio whhich is full of excellent prints. They all have such brilliant colors and movement to them! My choice was easy though, because I had alread picked this card out for my stepmom’s birthday (the paper, I mean).

So away I went with the Lizzie Anne Damask set, lots of colored pens, Red Riding Hood ink, and a sponge. I don’t know that I captured the spirit of my inspiration piece – but this sure was a fun card to make!

Be sure to check out the other girls’ blogs for their awesome inspiration – the eaasiet place for the list is here, at Heart HugsDesigns. And a huge thanks to Marti at Pez-a-Doodle Designs for sponsoring this challenge! The awesome prize this week is a $20 gift certificate for ANYTHING in the Pez-A-Doodle shop! Ack! I would be like a kid in a candy store! You can also check out the Pez-A-Doodle blog for updates and fun challenges! Not only that, but Marti is giving you ALL a coupon code for 10% off your purchase!! Just use coupon code: etsy10.

Butterflies and Flowers

pinkbutterflyI’m sorry I’m posting so late again – we’ve had a bit of drama with the car wreck I was in, and the other person’s car insurane. *sigh* Why do people have to be rude? What is gained from that?

Anyway Рon to more fun things! I *love* this big butterfly by Inkadinkado!!!!  All of the stamps are from the Garden Delight clear acrylic set. How stunning is it? And I love the craft white ink on the black paper Рalways a stunner in my book! I colored the butterfly with a Copic (RV14) after stamping him in Tuxedo Black by Memento.

Where did I get this fab sketch, you ask?….

Darling, isn’t it? And even better: Now, all you have to do is make a card based on this sketch, leave us a comment here on this post with a link to your card by Friday the 13th at 3pm EST and then check back Saturday morning to see if you won the random drawing!!¬† Sound good, well get busy!!! LOL!!!¬† OK, before you get busy, Lindsey has put ALL the Inkadinkado stamps on sale for today (Tuesday) through tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12pm EST.¬† Some stamps are on sale below cost so it REALLY will be worth it for you to stop on by the store now!!! LOL!!! We have a special treat for you today!¬† We have a sketch, a contest and a prize!¬† Sound like fun?

I can’t wait to head over to the JBelle Blog to see what everyone comes up with!!!!