Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Red Wagon "Happy Birthday" Card

Hi Everyone!

So I just wanted to share with you a site that I placed an order from this week.  It's called Doodle Bug, and I placed my Mini Misti order with them (so excited!!!).  I placed the order yesterday, and the items are already on their way...super fast service!  Also, orders over $20 ship for free.  Normally free shipping means a long wait, so I feel this is practically free shipping!

Excited to finally use this stamp set from Your Next Stamp!  I saw the perfect challenge at YNS, so had to lay it out for that.  I used zig brush markers to color in the girl, dog, and pink balloon.  That shade of pink is so pretty and bring out the pink in the DP!  The designer papers are from Echo Park, and of course the stamped images and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp - "Phoebe and her Wagon"- LOVE their stamps and hope to shop for a new set this week!
Here is my card!

This card reminds me so much of my puppy, who is no longer a puppy, but a 10 year old sheltie.  She is mostly inside the house these days because of arthritis.  We'll be visiting the park a lot this summer with the baby I'm sure, so I've been wanting to get a red wagon that we can pull our fur baby along in.  I'm sure she'd love it!  

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Cute and Cuddly 
MelonHeads Friends  - Layer it Up Challenge 
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Week 304:  On Cloud Nine (3/28)
Dream Valley Challenges - All about Birthdays (3/26)
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Lots of Layers (3/25)

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Friday, March 18, 2016

ICRCSPR01 - 2nd Round of DT Inspiration

Hi Everyone,

We're back with a round of DT inspiration over at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM.

Here is our FLORAL challenge :)  The twist being that it can be anything BUT a card.  Loving Bhavana's challenge for the month, as it got me creating something other than a card.   

Here is my project...

I made a wine bottle tag for this challenge. I used a template that my friend and I had created for a party last year (template below). I layered cardstock over sparkly gold chevron paper.  I also added gold paper to the ends of the clothespin.  I stamped the sentiment onto vellum and attached it to the clothespin.  

Here's the Wine Tag Template for you!

I started playing with my inlikz account again, and look forward to having my supplies listed at the bottom of all of my future posts.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Supplies Used:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

ICR “Celebration of Colors” + Sparkle/Shine BLOG HOP

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the ICR BLOG HOP for March 2016!  

You should have arrived here from Bhavana's Blog 
If unsure, you can begin the HOP from the 

Here are all the details you'll need….


WHEN & WHERE: The Blog Hop started on March 15th @ 6:00 pm, IST at ICR….. However you have until March 29th, 11:59 pm, IST, to accomplish YOUR HOP by following all the rules to the Blog Hop which can be found HERE

WHY:  To be inspired by a new & a FIRST TIME theme for your project blog post submissions, and to stand a chance to WIN PRIZES and surprises by the end of the fortnight fun…

PRIZE: The Sponsored Prize is from...

Here is my card...

To create the background, I used the "Tiny Spaced Hearts" stencil by Simon Says Stamp and some textured paste that was DIY!  I will post separately about it.  I used my Tim Holtz Distress Inks to add color to the textured paste, Lawn Fawn's  "thank you" border die for my senitment, some vellum underneath, and Glitter Gem Stickers to top it off!


1) Starting here ICRFORUM BLOG POST , hop on to all the participating blogs & leave 
some love to them including THIS ICR BLOG POST

2) Once you have hopped & commented on all the blogs you would come back to the
 ICRFORUM BLOG POST {where you started which is here} & leave a second comment saying so….

3) Link up your name and link in the inlinkz provided at the Indian Craft Room.  
 Must be linked directly to your project post. 

4) When submitting the project to ICR Gallery, be sure to tag the name is ICRBH01 

5) Spread a word to this blog hop all over social media that you access


7) Socialize with us on social media to catch up with extras on "FUN & FROLIC" 


We hope you are all excited as we are, about this hop! 
Here is the blog order in case you get lost...

The next blog you'll be hoping over to is DT Priya's blog!  HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Easter Card!

Hi Everyone,

I'm stuck in the house all weekend long as I'm under the weather.  The hubby took our daughter out for the day to avoid catching what I have.  I made the most of that time, when my fever came down. 

Finished up this cute little card, using my Simon Says Kit of the Month for March.  LOVE this kit!  I especially love the cute stamps and dies that go with them.  It's been sold out twice now....I can see why. 

I used a mason jar stamp from Inkadinkado, stamped onto white cardstock, and then glued the sequins onto it.  It is NOT a shaker card.  I guess you can call it a faux shaker card?!  The lace trim is from Recollections (Michael's) which I used under the jar lid and also sued at the bottom for the "picnic" blanket.  

I made this card in particular for the sketch and color challenge #34 happening over at Your Next Stamp.  
I also have stamp set from the YNS that I recently ordered, so hope I get to use it this weekend.

Here's my card...

Thanks for stopping by!

~Supplies Used~
Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp and Neenah Paper, Vellum (Various)
Adhesives: Scotch Tape Runner (Fiskars) and Glue Dots
Tools: Paper Cutter (Cricut), Scissors, Stitched Die (Lawn Fawn) 
Embellishments - Lace (Recollections), Twine (Recollections), 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Pink and Main - Spring Challenge #7 (3/31)
Chalenge Up Your LIfe - Die Cutting Challenge #36 (3/16) 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Easter Challenge (3/31)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes with "Easter" Twist #121 (3/18)
Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog - Easter Parade #58 (3/25)
Creative Corner Challenge - Hoppy Easter (3/18)
Wags n' Whiskers - Spring Fun #173 (3/17)

Saturday, March 5, 2016

ICRC Story Scrappers! Scrapbook Challenge Series 2016

Hi Everyone!

We have a Scrapbook Challenge Series going on at the Indian Craft Room.  

We bring you a new storyboard/layout to follow each month, and ask you to make 1 layout per month.  We are now on month 3 so will be posting all 3 of my Design Team layouts below :)  If you would like to join in, it's not too late!  The series runs through December, so you have plenty of time to create your layouts and catch up with us!

Storyboard by DT Shraddha

Storyboard by DT Gopi - ME!

Storyboard by DT Sharada

I'm excited to finally start putting my pregnancy layouts together :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

ICRCSPR01 - Anything Goes with Flowers + Twist

Hey Everyone!

We have a new challenge over at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM!  This one is brought to you by our DT Bhavana!  

Spring is on it's way here in the US, so no better way to start it off with a fresh new FLORAL challenge :)  The twist being that it can be anything BUT a card.

Here is our challenge...

Cards and layouts are my thing, so this challenge was a bit different yet fun to come up with.  I kept it simple as I'd like to eventually place the tag on a card hehehehe...we'll see!

Here is my tag...

I used Tim Holts Distress inks for the background and stitched dies by Lawn Fawn.  I glued flowers onto mini clothes pins which are clipped onto the twine.   

Going to try to do something COMPLETELY different for the next round of DT inspiration.  I have a few "baby" related projects I've been wanting to do, but have been putting off, so this challenge may be a great way to complete it.

Also wanted to share that I was a challenge winner over at Crafting by Designs for their Tic Tac Toe Challenge...very exciting!   

Hope you'll join us for this current challenge over at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Supplies Used~
Card Stock: Various
Adhesives: Scotch Tape Runner, Glue Dots
Tools: Paper Cutter (Cricut), Scissors, Hole Punch (Crop-a-dile), Stitched Die (Lawn Fawn) 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: