Good morning Calypso here with a pretty rolled cupcake gift box to share with you today.
This being my last post with Inspired by Stamping, I would like to express and HUGE "Thank You" to Joanna Munster, for being an unbelievable friend and amazing 'boss" to work for. I've had 2 amazing years with Inspired By Stamping and I will miss everyone very much.
I usually pick up these brown paper bag boxes from Michael's and hang on to them for those moments when you may just need it. You never know when, but they are great to just have on hand. I cut 2 inch Styrofoam ball in half and adhered it to the top of the box, which created the dome shape.
All the rolled flowers are cut out of the Spring Lilac Papers. I had tons of bits of pieces of this collection, that I just couldn't part with. So I had to put them to great use.
Once I rolled all the flowers I dipped a third of them in glass glitter of two different colors. The flowers that were not embellished with the glitter, I added a flat back pearl to those centers.
How is your Sunday going so far? Any plans for today!?
I just have some cleaning up in the garden to do today. I cleaned house all day yesterday, so I figured I would give my crafty area a break before making it a mess again!! :)
Today, we have a new challenge for you at Sentimental Sundays Our planned sponsor is on the middle of a business transition and we were not able to get images to play with. That's ok though....I have plenty of uninked and uncut stamps that I needed to play with.
So since we always have a sponsor, I figured I would giveaway a few goodies. Just hop on over to the blog to see what it is.
Out theme this week is:
Decorate Your Card Inside & Out
I have used the beautiful image Nettie, from Kraftin Kimmie.
Love that dress she is wearing!! Colored her to match the beautiful paper from Kaisercraft.
Here is a peek at the inside of my card. I have been good about finishing my cards, so this was an easy challenge for me to play in.
So come on by and check out the beautiful finished cards from the rest of the DT .
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
I'm up today at Inspired By Stamping and I have a bright and beautiful card to share with you today. July's new release was filled with so many new and amazing stamps, that I am looking forward to wearing them out!! LOL
My card today use the beautiful Forever Friendscollection set. Love the flowers and the long razor like leaves. I had fun putting this card together.
The stamp set comes with a beautiful lattice like banner, that I decided to use as a background for the stamp. I was planning on stamping in black but, thought it would turn out to look more like a sympathy card. So instead chose to emboss it in clear embossing powder.
Here is a closer look at the embossing.
The tag is actually a wooden tag but, I have learned from previous experiences that the ink bleeds if stamped directly. So I stamped the sentiment on vellum and adhered it to the top.
Added some black hemp cord and clear sequins, which really finished the card.
Thank you for stopping by today.
I would like to share this card in the following challenge:
OMG...What a turn out we had for last weeks new release party!!! AMAZING!!
Did you see that all the winners have already been announced?!?!?
Check out the post HERE
So this weeks challenge is everybody's favorite!!! BLING!!! BLING!!!
For my card today, I am using one of the beautiful Glam Girl Sasha
I just LOVE the pleats on this dress...It was a challenge but, I am overall happy with the results. I can't wait to get my little fingers on the rest of the girls in the collection.
Here is a close up of the extra bling I added to her eyes and the trim on the top of her dress.
So I hope you will join us this week.
Join our weekly and monthly challenge
You can use any stamp on your challenge entry, but if you use a SweetStamps image, you will get two entries into the giveaway! To enter the challenge, please add the URL to your actual blog post or online gallery to the InLink at the end of the post. Please do not link to your main blog, we want to be able to find your post to leave you comments. Also, please link back to the SweetStamps blog.
Remember, you can only enter the challenge one time, use a SweeStamps image to get an extra entry in the challenge. Please limit the amount of challenges to 10 (including SweetStamps). You must link back to SweetStampson your blog post.
Next week's challenge #182is:
The monthly technique challenge is: Parchment Craft
Details and Link-up can be found HERE
As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!
Now head over to Imke's blog and check out her delicious card.
Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday August 4th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday August 6th.