Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #58


Hello Blogging Buddies,

Today is the start of a new challenge on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog:

The theme for this challenge is
Favorite Colors plus use any brand of low profile or steel ruled die Scrapy Land sells.

Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies in their store.  You can see them all here.   Please link your project back to this Scrapy Land Challenge Blog.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project.

Here is my card and my favorite colors are Pink and Green:


Ingredients:

Pink Posh Pink Sequins
Kraft card stock
Victorian Velvet distress ink
Various papers from my stash
Stickles

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of the Lemoncraft Everyday Spring paper, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink and added that to the card. I took some dusty rose paper and cut it out with my Penny Black Border Edgers die, then I cut it out with the Memory Box Distressed Windham Collage die, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink and added that to the card.  I took some green paper and cut it out with  my Die-Versions Whispers Dragonfly die and added that to the card.  I took some stickles and put it on the wings of the dragonfly. When the wings were dry I took three Pretty Pink Posh sequins and glued them onto the card.  I stamped Hello from the Joy Clair Butterfly Kisses stamp set onto the card.  Lastly I took some DL.ART Mint crinkle ribbon and wrapped it around my card and tied it in a bow.

Be sure to stop by the Scrapy Land Blog to see all the wonderful creations that the Design Team have come up with!


Now it is your turn to create something for Scrapy Land Challenge #58!


Please remember to 

  • include one or more die brands that Scrapy Land sells
  • follow the current theme
  • include a link to this challenge in your post
  • Use the InLinz button below to add your project
This challenge closes on January 29 and the winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Scrapy Land store.


Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop


Hello Bosom Buddies,


Today is the 17th of the month and that means that today is the start of the:

January Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop

This is a blog hop sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and Pretty Pink Posh!


Pretty Pink Posh has made a special sequin collection called Sistahood Sparkle  especially for this hop and to help us support Breast Cancer Awareness, this collection is exclusively available at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps in the Calling All Sistahs Collection!  Michele, the owner of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, will be donating 50% of the profits, just as she does with the other items in the Calling All Sistahs collection, to NBCF.org.  Quantities are limited and once they are gone....they are gone!!


You should have gotten here from Melissa Miller's Blog.


  If not you can always start over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog.


Here is my card:



Ingredients:

Pretty Pink Posh Pink Sequins
Watercolor paper
Picked Raspberry distress ink
Salt

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of watercolor paper and sprayed it with water, then I inked it with Picked Raspberry distress ink and I sprinkled some coarse salt over it and let it dry.  Once it was dry I rubbed off the salt and I die cut the paper with my Gina Marie Wonky Stitches frame and added it to the card.  Next I die cut the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Ruffled Ribbon die with some pink polka dot paper and attached that to the center of the card.  I took some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and placed a sequin on top of eacg polka dot.  Then I cut out some shimmer paper with the CAS-ual Fridays Hope Fri-Die and added that to the card.  I took some Silver Pretty Pink Posh sequins and added them to the card.

You can read all about how Calling All Sistahs got started right here.


Please be sure to check out all the wonderful cards that have been made for the Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop and be sure to comment on all the blogs between now and 12am EST on January 19th because two random commenters will win a gift certificate to the CAS-ual Frisdays store.


Your next stop is at Lydia Evans Blog.


Here is the entire list for the Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop:

Lori Kobular ~ You are Here
Mary Moisan

Why not join the Calling All Sistahs Facebook group  here.


Or maybe next month join in on the Calling All Sistahs blog hop as one of the stops on the blog hop!



YOU can make a DIFFERENCE!!  Each month we hear from ladies who comment on this blog hop that they were reminded to do their self-exams and/or schedule their yearly mammograms!  We even had ladies find a lump because of Calling All Sistahs!!  In a world where it some times feels like we aren't making a difference, I can tell you that this blog hop is and you can be a part of it too!!


To Join:
~ E-mail Heather at sistahoodhop @ outlook.com with your name and blog address
~Use at least one item from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps ~ Store
~ Have your blog post up and links ready to go at 12:00 am EST on the 17th of each month.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Monday, January 16, 2017

Hug a Heart Card Drive 2017


Hello Blogging Buddies,

Today I am going to share with you some information about a very important Card Drive that I am participating in, Hug a Heart Card Drive for Children and I am inviting you to join me and as an added bonus Christina Hor is offering some amazing prizes!!


The Hug a Heart Card Drive for Children is being run by Christina Hor whose husband is a Cardiologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio.  Christina is looking for card makers to help reach out and hug a child's heart during the very important American Heart Month.  


PURPOSE OF THE CARD DRIVE:

The purpose of this card drive, which runs from 1/16/17 to 2/14/17, is to help collect handmade heart theme cards (non-Valentine's Day) such as Thinking of You, Hello or Just Because cards for many of the Heart Center patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital during February's American Heart Month.  Each card you make will bring heartwarming encouragement to all who are affected by heart disease ~ patients and their families.  Anyone is welcome to help make the cards, including young children and grandchildren.


IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR CARD DONATIONS

* Hug a Heart Card Drive is open to both US and International participants.  Anyone is welcome to help make the cards, including young children and grandchildren.

*  This card drive runs from 1/16/17 to 2/14/17 but any cards received after February will always be given to heart patients.

*  Card Types:  handmade "heart" theme (non-Valentine's Day) cards such as Thinking of You, Hello, or Just Because cards for children between ages of 1 to 19.  As long as there are hearts on the cards, it counts.

*  Greetings (Sentiments) on your card front is optional.  But if you do include one, here are some suggestions:  Sending Hugs, Sending Smiles, Thinking of You, Wishing you a beautiful day, or hello.  NO Valentine's day greetings please.

*  Inside of cards:  Please do not stamp or write inside the card.  Keep it completely blank so hospital staff may write a personal message to each individual patient.  If using a dark colored card base, please adhere a white or light colored piece of card stock to the inside of card to make it easier for patients to read the hand written  message.

*  Card size:  please try to keep it to an A2 card ( 4.25" by 5.5 " finished size).

*  Back of cards:  This is completely optional.  You may include a label "handmade by + your name + Hug A Heart Card Drive 2017" to the back of your card.  It can be hand written, stamped or small computer printout label.

*  Please include an envelope for each card.  Do not seal the envelope.

*  Please do not use loose glitter as it will get on hands and into eyes.

*  Please keep embellishments to a minimum and avoid using any thing that might be unsafe for young children.

*  Mail your box/package to:  Christina Hor, P.O. Box 517, Dublin, Ohio  43017

* Please include the following information with the cards so that I may acknowledge your gift of cards and enter you for the prize giveaways (see PRIZES below).

1.  Your Full Name
2.  E-mail Address
3.  Mailing Address

*  Got specific questions or need more clarification about the card drive:  Please don't hesitate to contact Christina directly at:      info@christinahordesigns.com.

*  Optional ~ if you would like to help spread the word about Hug a Heart Card Drive, please use hashtag #hugaheartcarddrive when sharing your project on social media.

"THANK YOU" PRIZES GIVEAWAY:


To thank you for your participation and generous gift of cards, Christina has several prize packages to giveaway.  To be considered for the prize drawing, please be sure to include a form with your full name, e-mail address and mailing address when mailing in your box/package of cards.

     *  Prize Package #1 (all participants) - everyone that sends in cards will receive a freebie of the       this Heart Panda digi set by Christina herself!

and

*  Hug for Your Heart digi set by Donna Ellis ~ everyone that sends in a card will receive this beautiful and generous gift of word art from the lovely Donna Ellis.

*  Prize Package #2 (US participants only) - to two random winners, a box of brand new craft goodies, each value at $25.

*  Prize Package #3 (International participants only) - to two random winners, a $25 gift certificate to shop at Simon Says Stamps.

*  Platinum package (all participants) - to ONE Participant that sends in 30+ cards an entry into a drawing for a $50 Simon Says Stamp Gift Certificate.

 We will have a Hug A Heart Blog Hop on February 1st!!

So mark your calendars for February 1st to see some of the wonderful cards that are being made for this cause by some awesome and talented Designers!!

I do hope you will join me in making some cards and by sharing the message!!

Share the Message!!


Please help share with others about Hug a Heart Card Drive and brighten a heart patient's day this February's Heart Month by displaying the Hug a Hear Card Drive banner below on your blog's sidebar as well as on social media.  Please use hashtag #hugaheartcarddrive when sharing on social media.  Thank you so kindly!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Friday, January 13, 2017

Joy Clair Candy Hearts Love

Hello Blogging Buddies,

Today it is my turn on the Joy Clair Blog and I am sharing with you a Valentine's Day card that I made with the new Joy Clair Candy Hearts stamp set.  I love all the new stamp sets that Joy Clair released this month.

Here is my card:


Ingredients:

Picked Raspberry distress ink
Hot Pink ink
Versamark
White embossing powder
Pink & White bakers twine
Pop-dots


For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took another piece of white paper and ran it through my Vagabond with the Lifestyle Crafts Rose embossing folder, then I took some Picked Raspberry distress ink and lightly rubbed that over the embossing, I inked the edges and then attached that to the card.


Then I took the double hearts stamp and some Hot Pink ink and stamped the hearts on some more white paper.  After the ink was dry, I positioned the word stamps on top of the hearts and I used my Misti to stamp the words with Versamark ink.


Then I heat embossed the words with white embossing powder.


When that was finished I fussy cut out the hearts and placed them with pop-dots in the center of the card.

I took some Pink & White bakers twine and wrapped it around the left hand side of the card and then tied it in a bow at the top of the card.


That was it!  Easy Peasy quick Valentine's Day card!  I love this Joy Clair Candy Hearts stamp set!  It is so much fun to make cards with it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Thursday, January 12, 2017

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #196 ~ WINTER

Hello Blogging Friends,


Today is the start of a new challenge on the DL.ART CHALLENGE BLOG ~


DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #196 ~ WINTER


Here is my card for this challenge:



Ingredients:

Die-Versions Whispers Skate Around die
Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies
Silver glitter paper
White shimmer paper
Kraft card stock
Maja Vintage Frost Basics paper pad
Faded Jeans distress ink
Black ink

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took the Maja Vintage Frost Ice Skates paper, inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and added that to the card.  I die cut the Die-Versions Whispers Skate Around die in three different papers, white, white shimmer and silver glitter.  I cut the pieces apart and pieced it together and then added it to a piece of the Maja Vintage Frost paper and then cut that out with the Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, then I added that to a different piece of the Maja paper and cut that out with the next size up Stitched Circle die, inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and then added that to the card.  I used the smallest Stitched Circle die to stamp the Happy Winter sentiment on with black ink, then I inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and tucked that under the ice skate circle.  Lastly I took the DL.ART Steel Blue Crinkle Ribbon and glued some to the left hand edge, made a bow with some more of the same ribbon and attached that to the top of the card.

Be sure to check out all the Winter Creations that the Design Team have made for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #196 ~ WINTER for some inspiration!


Don't forget to stop by the DL.ART SHOP too!  There are LOTS of new things in the store now!!  Be sure to check out the new GOLD bundle ~ it is GORGEOUS!! 

 Oh, and don't forget that Diana gives my blog followers a 10% discount when ordering from DL.ART Store by using the code:  LK456 Happy Shopping!!

Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Monday, January 9, 2017

Joy Clair January New Release and Blog Hop

Hello Friends,

Today is the start of the Joy Clair New Release and Blog Hop.


You should have arrived here from Steph Ackerman's blog.


If you should get lost along the way you can always go back to the beginning at the Joy Clair Blog and start over.


Joy Clair is introducing  4 new stamps sets: Joyful Noise, God's Treasures, Candy Hearts and Dino Love:


For my project I chose the Dino Love set:



Here are my cards:



For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card and then I took the word paper, inked the edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink and added it to the card.  Next I stamped the dinosaurs with black ink on some green paper, I fussy cut them out and added them to the card.  I took a heart punch and punched out two pink hearts and placed one in each of the dinosaurs hands like they are bring a sweet Valentine to each other.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink onto some more pink paper and then I cut that out with the stitched heart die, I inked the edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink and then added it to the card.  That is it!  Easy Peasy with these adorable dino's and the super cute sentiments!

Here is my other card:



For this A2 card I started out with white card stock for the base.  I added the patterned paper to the card after inking the edges with Picked Raspberry ink.   I stamped the dinosaurs with black ink on some white paper and colored them in with  Copic markers W1, W3, and W5 and then I cut out the white paper with the stitched oval die and attached it to some pink paper and then I cut the pink paper out with the next size up stitched oval die and added that to the card.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment "dino love" with Versamark and then heat embossed it with black embossing powder.


Please be sure to check out all the wonderful creations the Joy Clair Design Team have made.

Here is the list of blogs for the Joy Clair January New Release and Blog Hop:

Lori Kobular ~ you are here!

Prize Alert

Joy Clair has an awesome giveaway for the Joy Clair January New Release and Blog Hop!  They will be giving away 2 ~ $25.00 Gift Cards to the Joy Clair Store, but you MUST leave a comment on all the blogs, including the Joy Clair Blog, for a chance to win!  You need to comment between January 9th and January 11th by midnight EST.


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #57 ~ Anything Goes


Hello Blogging Friends,


Happy New Year!!!  Let's hope that 2017 brings good things to everyone!!


Today is the start of a new challenge on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog ~


Scrapy Land Challenge #57 ~ Anything Goes PLUS use any die brand that Scrapy Land sells.

Here is my card for Scrapy Land Challenge #57:


Ingredients:

Waffle Flower Magical die
Various papers from my stash
Black ink

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card and I added the blue paper.  I cut out white paper with the Spellbinders Curved Borders Two die and added that to the card.  I then cut out the Taylored Expressions Birch Tree Border die with some white paper and then inked it with black ink and added it to the card.  I cut out some brown paper with the Impressions Obsession Rabbit dies and added them to the card.  I used some black glitter paper to cut out the Waffle Flower Magical die and added that to the card.

Be sure to stop by the Scrapy Land Blog to see all the wonderful creations that the Design Team have come up with!

Now it is your turn to create something for Scrapy Land Challenge #57!!


Please remember to 
  • include one or more die brands that Scrapy Land sells
  • follow the current theme
  • include a link to this challenge in your post
  • Use the InLinz button below to add your project

This challenge closes on January 15, 2017.  The Winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Scrapy Land store.

Thanks for stopping by,
Lori