Thursday, April 8, 2010

Upcoming LSS Blog Hop and Birthday Celebration

It's a birthday party for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. To celebrate we are going to Hop, Shop & Crop April 13-15. Lindsay will be holding a 3-day crop in the mygrafico crop room. Go on over there now and join (it's free). Over the course of the 3-days you can pop in and out as often as you want to participate in the events and classes, join challenges or just see what is going on. The classes and crops are free. There will be freebies and prizes. 
We also have a blog hop with chances to see some great projects and win some great digi stamps.Each day during the hop, Lindsay will start the hop at her blog and send you around to various members of the design teams. Each team member will have a digi stamp set to give away on her blog that day. Don't miss a minute of the hop!
  • To join the crop, you will need to be a member of the mygrafico community. It's free to join. Join now so you are ready for the crop. (Click HERE to join)
  • To join the crop group (after joining mygrafico) click HERE
  • If you do not want to receive emails when people comment on the crop, after joining the crop room group, click on the "stop following" button. You are still a member but you won't get all the emails.
  • Remember, it is all FREE!
Now, for a little taste of the goodies to come, I've got a little card I made using one of the newest LSS digi stamp sets, Puddle Fun. This is the funnest little set. It's got all these happy rainy day images! I always think of rain as kinda sad and dreary, but NO more!
I decided to keep the card fairly clean and used background embossing instead of background papers to really accent the image. 
And, I did some paper piecing on the umbrella (giving my copics the day off!). I matted the image with some Melon Mambo cardstock, added some Melon Mambo ribbon and colored a white flower with my Melon Mambo flower. (Have you heard that Melon Mambo will be taking a permanent place on the Stampin Up Color line-up?) I used my new Viva Decor Pearl Pen to create the pearls on the card. I like how fresh and clean this looks!
Don't forget about the exciting events next week! I'll see you back here for more details, a chance to win, and a special project!
Project Recipe
Paper: SU Sahara Sand and Melon Mambo CS, Neenah Classic Crest White CS
Tools: Cuttlebug, Argyle embossing folder, Spellbinders Labels 4 Nestabilities, copic markers, SU Color Spritzer tool, SU Melon Mambo marker
Embellishments: Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen, white flower, Paper Studio rhinestone brad, SU Melon Mambo ribbon