Sunday, July 13, 2014

I've got a super cute camera scarf and you can too!

Isn't is adorable?!?! 
You can get one (or one of every color) for yourself HERE at Bethany Lane.
It comes in 4 different colors and they are only $8.99 a piece. BUT if you buy 4 AND use the code: MRloveBL$5off$ (it needs to be entered in step 2 of checkout)
that knocks the price down to $5.50/scarf!
The code is good for any order over $5 so whether you buy one or a hundred, you can still save some dough. Move quickly though because this offer only lasts until 7/22 or until supplies last!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hey there! 
Welcome to Day 2 of the Chic Tags/ The Twinery blog hop!
You must have found your way here from Christine Meyer's blog. 
If not, be sure to check the list below and start from the beginning so you can see all the lovely projects.

For my layout, I kept it simple, yet busy all at the same time.

It's simple because I stuck to only a few products but its busy because there is enough scattered here and there that your eye is drawn all over the page to take it all in. 
I wanted to use a significant amount of twine, so I started by mapping out where I wanted my twine, and what colors I wanted to showcase. I wrapped the center(ish) of my layout with the Twinery's Caribbean, Stone, and Pink Sorbet solid color twines. I added my title and photo, then I layered on the Chic Tags Cloud 9 Sequins, Mini Icons, Squares, Tidbits, and Label Stickers.

Here's a closeup of that beautiful twine...

Be sure to stop at the Chic Tags and The Twinery blogs first. And if you missed yesterday's hop you will want to catch those links there as well. There will be a prize from each company given out so hop over to The Twinery's blog to find out how you could win this...

and stop by the Chic Tags blog to see how you could win this...

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the hop.
Below, you will find a list of today's hop stops in case you get lost.
Your next stop is Jennifer Cuthbertson
Have fun!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Gettin' the scoop on the sweet days of summer with Paper Issues

It's that time again! 
The new issue is up at Paper Issues and this round we are gettin' the scoop on the sweet days of summer and Bella Blvd. is our sponsor. :) Stop by the linky party and check out what some of the PI team did with the beautiful Bella Blvd. goodies as well as what the other linkers have been creating(it IS a party, you know).
Here's what I created using the Bella Blvd. Summer Squeeze collection...

I had such a great time using Bella Blvd.'s Summer Squeeze collection and you could too, if you link us up at Paper Issues with your project!

And if you just can't wait to see if you're the big winner of the Bella Blvd. Summer Squeeze collection, you can pick yourself up some at the Paper Issues store and use the code MANDYKAY to save 20% off your order!

And here are a few links for our sponsor...

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Chic Tags and me

Hey there! 
I stopped by to share the two Chic Tags layouts that I have up on the Chic Tags Blog recently.

First up, the monthly sketch has been posted and I played along. 
Here is my Cloud 9 layout based on the June sketch...

And here is another layout from me, featuring Let's Go...

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Very Chic and Totally Odd Hop

We are VERY pleased to welcome you to A Very Chic and Totally Odd Hop!

Chic Tags and Some Odd Girl have partnered up to show you some magic that combines our products into BEAUTIFUL paper crafting projects! We're so glad you're here!
Now through Sunday at midnight EDT, you can enjoy some gorgeous inspiration from the Chic Tags Creative Team and the Odd Girls, leaving your comments at each stop along the way, and on Tuesday, July 1st, a winner will be announced at each blog... Both winners will get $15 to spend at EACH of the Chic Tags and Some Odd Girl shops!

You should have arrived from Angie Boutiller's blog; there are 11 stops in total. As you make your way around to each of the blogs, we are QUITE sure your head will be spinning with ideas! The Chic Tags Creative Team was certainly inspired by the fun Some Odd Girl stamps they received, and we think you're going to like what's in store.

I hope you are as inspired as I am by this amazing collaboration!
I had the pleasure of working with the SOG Breakfast Friends clear stamp set and my oh my did I have some fun with it! I stamped my happy little coffee mug onto some white cardstock and then again on a piece of patterned paper. On the white cardstock, I colored the mouth, handle, and coffee parts, then cut them out. I adhered them to the stamped image on the patterned paper and then cut that out as well. I layered up my papers and die-cuts, adhered them to the card then, I stamped out my sentiment and trimmed the cardstock into a banner shape. I think it turned out pretty cute, how about you?

From here, you're heading over to visit the Chic Tags blog!
Be sure to comment on ALL posts, and you'll be eligible to win!

In case you get lost along the way, here is your full hop list:

Thank you SO MUCH to Some Odd Girl for partnering up with us for this fun event, and to all of you joining us, happy hopping!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

In the navy with Paper Issues!

Paper Issues has a new issue posted and its called In the Navy.

There is a great prize to be won and almost 60 link-ups so far! 
So stop over and check out what's happening over at Paper Issues!

For my card, I cut a mask(the scattered dots), the anchor and the sentiment, all with my Cameo. I laied the mask out over my card front and inked it with a navy blue ink pad. I had cut the anchor out of white cardstock, along with the sentiment, but it needed some inking to make it look like metal. So, I started with a grey ink, went over it with a darker shade, then gave it a light pass with a metallic gold ink pad to give it that worn metal look. I topped the whole thing off with a bit of thicker twine, tied to the top of the anchor and then twisted randomly about the card. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to link us up to your projects at Paper Issues!
Have a great day!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Paper Issues- Food For Thought

Hey there folks! 

And the best part is we have a super awesome sponsor this round...
Some Odd Girl!!
They have some of the cutest stamps and digi products on the market. 
Check out the adorable set that I had the pleasure of working with...

Adorable images and clever sentiments... they are right up my alley!

Here are a couple cards that I created using the SOG Fruit Salad set.

For my fruit, I stamped the images onto watercolor paper and colored them in using watercolor pencils and blending with a wet brush.

Here are a couple close-ups...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my Paper Issues Food for Thought projects!
Don't forget to check out the PI linky party  for all the details on the linky party as well as the prize!
And please check out our sponsor's links...