PLEASE NOTE: I am taking a break from blogging. :) Rest assured that I am still crafting and creating, but life has gotten busy with 4 little ones plus homeschool, so please forgive me while I take a little hiatus. I will have a few random posts here and there, but nothing consistent for awhile. Feel free to browse my past projects or send me an email if you have an questions - thanks!

Wednesday, August 21

Freebie!! "Today on Facebook" 3x4 journaling cards for Project Life

This is my second year doing project life. I have accumulated a few kits and add-ons, but I also love to make my own title and journaling cards. Awhile ago I decided to make a journaling card to capture some of my Facebook posts, and I wanted to share it here with all of you!


You can download the .pdf journaling cards here. (link does not expire)

I hope you all have a great day! :)

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Friday, July 19

Sparkle Creations 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop!!

Hello and welcome to the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps 3rd Anniversary Hop! Not only are we here to help Sparkle celebrate 3 years of SCRS, but we are also officially releasing 4 new SCRS images this month -- Paris Lucy, London Charlotte, New York Josh, and Seattle Chloe. They are ALL available in the store NOW!

Wow... can you believe that Sparkle has been bringing us awesome stamps featuring her beloved characters for 3 years now?! {crazy!!} Personally, I fell in love with Chloe the moment I saw her first stamp: Scooter Chloe. And the minute I saw the new Seattle Chloe I fell in love with her, too! Although I feel like she should be walking through Seattle with an umbrella... perhaps a yellow one? ;)


Paper: Stampin' Up!; Stamps: Sparkle Creations (image), Amuse (sentiment). Copics, Ranger stickles, gems, adhesive foam, baker's twine, paper doily, black wire.

We have assembled an all-star lineup consisting of our Current Design Team, DT Alumni and Guest Designers. Click on all the links below to participate in our anniversary blog hop!

And what's a hop without {prizes?!} We've hidden TEN single stamp prizes along the way and one lucky winner will win the ENTIRE July release! All you need to do is leave some love at every stop along the hop. You have until 11:59 PM EST on Sunday to leave comments for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on the SCRS blog on Monday. Good luck to all and Happy Hopping!


Monday, June 17

SCRSC107 - Inspiration Challenge

Hello hello!! This week's  Sparkle Creations challenge is an inspiration challenge.



This is the coolest surfing picture ever, is it not?! It reminded me of John surfing a couple months ago, so I decided to make his Father's Day card for the challenge. I wanted to recreate the blended colors in the photo so I decided to try a new technique with my chalk ink - I think I like the effect. But then I didn't know what else to do with the card design, lol! I decided to keep it simple so as not to detract from the ink job.



Stamps: Sparkle Creations (image), sentiment is custom to Yellow Umbrella Designs. Colorbox chalk ink, baker's twine.
  Sadly, this is my last challenge as a member of the SCRS Design Team. I have loved being on Sparkle's team and still love the company and images, I've just decided to take a break from designing to focus on my family and some other areas of my life. 

Be sure you stop by the SCRS blog to see all the samples from the DT and read the details on what you can win for participating. This week, the following designers have samples to share with you:
Kim Yu
Shaela Odd <--- that's me!
Sparkle Smith
If you're ready to play along be sure to link it up to the challenge post on the SCRS Blog. You have until Sunday, June 30th at 9pm PST to enter.

Happy stamping!

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Tuesday, June 11

Stalking into Summer Blog Hop

<<insert creepy music here>>

Welcome to our Summer Blog Hop! We hope you've been {stalking} our blogs to see when our next creeptacular showcase would be. ;) Well, wait no longer - we're stalking into summer... and we're coming after YOU!!

I got such a kick out of making my last card, that I wanted to continue the "love you to death" theme I had going on. I was trying to think of creepy/awkward things to say to your endeared... things that my BFF's ex-boyfriend used to say to her (trust me... they were creepy, hahaha). Anyways, I stumbled across this old vintage photo and {BAM!} inspiration struck. Or, sunk, if you'd rather...


I dug through my stash and found these heart and key trinkets. I felt like they added a nice creepy touch to the card. ;)


 Paper: Stampin' Up! (black advertisement), My Mind's Eye (teal woodgrain); Image: Google images; Font: Traveling Typewriter; Jute: May Arts; Trinkets: Stampin' Up!. Adehesive foam.


Now don't stop here - my peeps have some super creepy cards to share with you too, so be sure to check them out!!


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Tuesday, June 4

SCRSC106 - Sketch Challenge

Hello hello!! This week's  Sparkle Creations challenge is a sketch challenge.



I have a friend with a birthday this week and I'm making her a batch of homemade cupcakes, so this card is for her:



Stamps: Sparkle Creations (image), sentiment is computer generated; Paper: Basic Grey; Flower: stash. Memento ink, copics, gems, pearl, adhesive foam, stardust jelly roll pen.

Be sure you stop by the SCRS blog to see all the samples from the DT and read the details on what you can win for participating. This week, the following designers have samples to share with you:

Kim Yu
Shaela Odd <--- that's me!
Sparkle Smith
If you're ready to play along be sure to link it up to the challenge post on the SCRS Blog. You have until Sunday, June 16th at 9pm PST to enter.

Happy stamping!

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Monday, May 20

SCRSC105 - Color Challenge

Hello hello!! This week's  Sparkle Creations challenge is a color challenge.


I wasn't sure if that 3rd color was more yellow or green... but I went with yellow, haha. 


Stamps: Sparkle Creations (image), Paper Makeup (sentiment); Border punch: Fiskars; Ribbon: Ribbon Carousel (blue), stash (yellow). Stampin' Up! ink (blue), Versafince ink (black), gems, adhesive foam.

Be sure you stop by the SCRS blog to see all the samples from the DT and read the details on what you can win for participating. This week, the following designers have samples to share with you:

Christy Sugiarto - May Guest Designer
Kim Yu
Shaela Odd <--- that's me!
If you're ready to play along be sure to link it up to the challenge post on the SCRS Blog. You have until Sunday, June 2nd at 9pm PST to enter.


Happy stamping!

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Friday, May 10

SCRS May Release Day!!

Here we are! It's release day for Sparkle Creations - yay! Say hello to Lemonade Ruby!


Paper: My Mind's Eye; Stamps: Sparkle Creations; Border punch: Stampin' Up!; Baker's twine: Twinery. Memento ink, copics, adhesive foam, Ranger stickles, gems.

I was so afraid of cutting the image into pieces, since there are some really thin spots. Luckily I managed my fussy-cutting without Ruby losing an appendage, haha :)

Alright, now be sure to visit all the rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Lemonade Ruby. Sparkle will be giving away this new stamp to one lucky person. For a chance to win, you need to comment on all of the designers' blogs (listed below). Then head over to the SCRS Blog and comment on the Ruby post. You have until midnight EST tonight to comment. The lucky winner will be announced on Sunday on the SCRS blog!
Christy Sugiarto - May Guest Designer
Danielle Lounds
Joni Wilson
Kim Yu
Shaela Odd  <--- you are here
Simonne Clay
Sparkle Smith
Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog
 
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Sparkle Creations May Sneak Peek!!

Hello hello!! Today is the first day of sneak peeks for Sparkle Creations - yay! We didn't have a release last month so I'm sure you're all anxious to see what we have in store this month. Well, wait no longer - say hello to Gardening Charlotte!


Paper: scrap stash; Stamp: Sparkle Creations; Border punch, ribbon: Stampin' Up!. Memento ink, copics, gems.

I love the little Gnome... isn't he so cute, keeping Charlotte company?! :)

Alright, now be sure to visit all the rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Gardening Charlotte. Sparkle will be giving away this new stamp to one lucky person. For a chance to win, you need to comment on all of the designers' blogs (listed below). Then head over to the SCRS Blog and comment on the Charlotte post. You have until midnight EST tonight to comment. The lucky winner will be announced on Sunday on the SCRS blog!
Christy Sugiarto - May Guest Designer
Danielle Lounds
Joni Wilson
Kim Yu
Shaela Odd  <--- you are here
Simonne Clay
Sparkle Smith
Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog

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Monday, May 6

SCRSC104 - Lemonade Challenge

Hello hello!! This week's  Sparkle Creations challenge is a lemonade challenge.
 

I took the lemonade challenge a bit literally - I love this image of Swimming Lucy sipping a tall one, and I decided to use the colors pink and yellow to play off a "pink lemonade" theme. :)



Stamps: Sparkle Creations (image), Paper Makeup (sentiment). Memento ink, copics, pearl, gems, baker's twine, washi tape.

Be sure you stop by the SCRS blog to see all the samples from the DT and read the details on what you can win for participating. This week, the following designers have samples to share with you:

Christy Sugiarto - May Guest Designer
Kim Yu
Shaela Odd <--- that's me!
If you're ready to play along be sure to link it up to the challenge post on the SCRS Blog. You have until Sunday, May 19th at 9pm PST to enter.

Happy stamping!

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Monday, April 22

SCRSC103 - Sketch Challenge

Hello hello!! This week's  Sparkle Creations challenge is a sketch challenge! Be sure to stop by the SCRS Blog to get a look at the sketch. :)
 

I liked the sketch this week, but when I was moving the pieces around on my card the tilted image panel just wasn't working, so I straightened it out. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of vellum for the tag, and I really like the transparent look of it. :)


Stamps: Sparkle Creations (image), Stampin' Up! (sentiment); Flower: floral supply. Memento ink (image), StazOn ink (sentiment), copics, pearl, gems, adhesive foam, vellum, smooch accent ink.

Be sure you stop by the SCRS blog to see all the samples from the DT and read the details on what you can win for participating. This week, the following designers have samples to share with you:

Holly Flores
Kim Yu
Shaela Odd <--- that's me!
If you're ready to play along be sure to link it up to the challenge post on the SCRS Blog. You have until Sunday, May 5th at 9pm PST to enter.

Happy stamping!

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Monday, April 8

SCRSC102 - Washi Tape

Hello hello!! This week's  Sparkle Creations challenge is to use washi tape.

I made a card awhile ago that used this same kind of layout where the main image was layered to look like a Polaroid picture. I liked it so much that I decided to try it for this challenge, and I love the way it turned out! :)


Stamps: Sparkle Creations (image), Amuse (sentiment); Flower: floral supply. Memento ink, copics, pearl, adhesive foam, washi tape.

Be sure you stop by the SCRS blog to see all the samples from the DT and read the details on what you can win for participating. This week, the following designers have samples to share with you:
Holly Flores
Kim Yu
Shaela Odd <--- that's me!
If you're ready to play along be sure to link it up to the challenge post on the SCRS Blog. You have until Sunday, April 21st at 9pm PST to enter.

Happy stamping!

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Monday, March 25

SCRSC101 - Inspiration Challenge

Hello hello!! It is Spring Break for my kiddos and we are all playing at Legoland right now - so fun! :) But of course I had to pop in and share a card with y'all. This week's  Sparkle Creations challenge is an inspiration challenge.


I was feeling in a CAS mood when I put together this card... I really like having these standard-sized, flatish cards on hand for easy mailing. :)


Stamps: Sparkle Creations (image), Amuse (sentiment); Baker's twine: The Twinery; Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart Crafts. Memento ink, gems, corner rounder, smooch accent ink, copics.

Be sure you stop by the SCRS blog to see all the samples from the DT and read the details on what you can win for participating. This week, the following designers have samples to share with you:
Rosemary Bridges - March Guest Designer
Holly Flores
Kim Yu
Shaela Odd <--- that's me!
If you're ready to play along be sure to link it up to the challenge post on the SCRS Blog. You have until Sunday, April 7th at 9pm PST to enter.

Happy stamping!

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Friday, March 15

SCRS March Release Day!!

Here we are! It's release day for Sparkle Creations - yay! This month's release is for the boys, and since Josh was rocking it on the court yesterday, today Oliver is hitting the greens! Say hello to Golfing Oliver!


Paper: Echo Park (blue), scrapbin; Stamps: Sparkle Creations (image), computer generated sentiment; Border punch: Stampin' Up!; Baker's twine: We R Memory Keepers. Memento ink, copics, adhesive foam, corner rounder, smooch accent ink.

I printed the sentiment on my computer because I wanted to use this card for my dad for Father's Day. He loves golf, so I am {super} excited about this stamp! :)

Alright, now be sure to visit all the rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Golfing Oliver. Sparkle will be giving away this new stamp to one lucky person. For a chance to win, you need to comment on all of the designers' blogs (listed below). Then head over to the SCRS Blog and comment on the Oliver post. You have until midnight EST tonight to comment. The lucky winner will be announced on Sunday on the SCRS blog!
Danielle Lounds
Holly Flores
Joni Wilson
Kim Yu
Rosemary Bridges - March Guest Designer
Shaela Odd <--- that's me!
Simonne Clay
Sparkle Smith
Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog
 
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Thursday, March 14

SCRS March Sneak Peek!

Hello hello!! Today is the first day of sneak peeks for Sparkle Creations - yay! We didn't have a release last month so I'm sure you're all anxious to see what we have in store this month. Well, wait no longer - say hello to Basketball Josh!


Paper: Echo Park; Stamps: Sparkle Creations (image), Paper Makeup (sentiment); Border punch: Stampin' Up!; Baker's twine: We R Memory Keepers. Memento ink, copics, adhesive foam, corner rounder.

This sentiment isn't one that comes with the image, but I wanted to use it for this card to make it a congrats/encouragement card. :)

Alright, now be sure to visit all the rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Basketball Josh. Sparkle will be giving away this new stamp to one lucky person. For a chance to win, you need to comment on all of the designers' blogs (listed below). Then head over to the SCRS Blog and comment on the Josh post. You have until midnight EST tonight to comment. The lucky winner will be announced on Sunday on the SCRS blog!
Danielle Lounds
Holly Flores
Joni Wilson
Kim Yu
Rosemary Bridges - March Guest Designer
Shaela Odd <--- that's me!
Simonne Clay
Sparkle Smith
Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog
 
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Tuesday, March 12

SCRSC100 - Sketch Challenge

Hello hello!! Can you believe we're on our 100th challenge? So much fun! :) This week's  Sparkle Creations challenge is a sketch challenge.


Suitcase Ruby is one of my favorite SCRS stamps. I always mask out her mouth and draw a little smile instead though... I just don't like her confused little face otherwise, haha.


Paper: My Mind's Eye; Stamps: Sparkle Creations (image), Yellow Umbrella Designs (sentiment); Scallop border punch: Stampin' Up!. Memento ink, gems, corner rounder, paper doily (Wilton), copics.

Be sure you stop by the SCRS blog to see all the samples from the DT and read the details on what you can win for participating. This week, the following designers have samples to share with you:
Rosemary Bridges - March Guest Designer
Holly Flores
Kim Yu
Shaela Odd <--- that's me!
If you're ready to play along be sure to link it up to the challenge post on the SCRS Blog. You have until Sunday, March 24th at 9pm PST to enter.

Happy stamping!

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