Happy Monday crafty friends! How was your weekend? We have some beautiful inspriations to inspire you today from Rebecca and Calypso! No Monday blues here in this post! We also have blog candy!

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We start off this week with some blog candy! We are giving away our January Spring Lilacs Kit today. This kit contains, 1 Spring Lilacs Paper Pad, 1 Spring Lilacs stamp set, Ribbon, Crochet Trim, Brass Keys and Purple Flowers. Here is what you have to do to win!

You must be a follower of our blog and leave a comment this week on our blog!

Deadline is Saturday, February 1st. Winner will be announced on Monday, February 3rd.

Our first project is from our talented designer Rebecca. She is featuring our I Love You Because stamp set with beautiful shabby chic details. Rebecca creates such lovely vintage cards. Here is Rebecca sharing her card with us.

“Hello there!  Today’s card focuses on the new IBS stamp set, ‘I Love You Because‘.  The reason I love it is because it has eleven responses to the question!  It’s definitely another new stamp set that is going to see a lot of ink!…

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The patterned papers are from the gorgeous new, ‘Vintage Floral‘ paper pad.  This design is unusual for me as I usually prefer some symmetry.  The arrangement of the background papers, punched white edges and the wide white silk central ribbon band, where the last ‘centered’ items of this card!  To emphasis the sentiment banner, I moved the resin framed vintage image to the side and gave it a bit of an angle…

Inspired by Stamping, Rebecca Deeprose, I Love You Because stamp set, birthday card

I made a multi-looped bow and attached it to the left of center on the wide vertical ribbon.  The tails were left long and after cutting them on an angle, I tied tiny knots near the ends.  I just let them hang down below the framed image.  I made some small pink roses that were topped with some iridescent white glitter.  The leafy fronds were punched…

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The sentiment banner has swallow tails and was arched in the center.  It is adhered at the top and near the tail. Some more roses (one super tiny one!), two tiny buds and some more leafy fronds fill out the bottom of this design.  Depending on the second part of the sentiment that will be added to the inside, this would make a great anniversary, birthday or a general ‘I love you’ card! ~ Rebecca”

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Paper: Vintage Floral Paper

Stamps: I Love You Because

Next up is our talented designer sharing with us two lovely altered pencil holders. These are so beautiful featuring our Fancy Labels 2 die and coordinating stamp set! These would turn any desk into a beautiful creative zone for your workspace! Here is Calypso sharing her altered projects!

“Good morning.  I hope that you are all having a fabulous week.   I have really gotten into altering items lately and I am having so much putting these little projects together!!   Today, I want to share a little project I did for one of my husbands co-workers.   He walked into her office one day and saw these makeshift pencil holders.  He turned to me for help and these are what I created.

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Throughout the week he was able to gather information from her.  So with those clues I got to work on these immediately.  The first tin is wrapped in cork, ruffled trim and bling!!   The second tin is wrapped in colored burlap, pleated twill and twine.  I stamped one of the frames from Fancy Labels 2 stamp set, on chalkboard paper and embossed in white powder.  I chose the chalkboard paper because, it was super black and it drew the attention of the eyes directly to it. I then cut it out using the coordinating Fancy Labels 2 Die. So if you guessed, the lady loves butterflies.  I used different types of butterfly to make each can different, yet beautiful to be admired by all that walks into her office.

So I hope that today’s inspiration will encourage you to not only use your stamps on cards and layouts, but on any project!! Have a beautiful week. Hugs, Nazeema “Calypso” Bastian

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Stamp Set: Fancy Labels 2

Nestie Die: Fancy Labels 2

A special thank you to Calypso and Rebecca today for creating with us! We have such beautiful creations this week! We hope you stop by often. Have a wonderful crafty day! Hugs, Joanna

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