Friday, April 20, 2012

April Key Ingredients Hop

Hey everyone!! If you didn't already know, the 20th of the month is when we announce the new Key Ingredients challenge, and this month's challenge is SUPER fun! This month, our challenge is called Tag, You're It!! Tags are SUPER popular in the crafting community, so I can't WAIT to see you all playing along!!

Want to play along? All the information you will need is right here, and you can pick up an AWESOME blog badge, here!

For my tags today, I used the Tag You're It Die-Namics from My Favorite Things for my tag bases. I cut them out of the Brown card stock included in the kit. I added a strip of the paper from the Simple Stories FabUlous paper pad included in this month's kit. I added some ribbon to the top of my tag, also from the kit. For my smaller tag sentiment panels, I used the tags that were included in the kit. I used some twine to attage them to the base tags. My sentiment is from the Moka Betty set. To decorate the tags a little, I stamped some cookies from that set on the kraft tags. 

Here are some details about the Key Ingredients kit, in case you aren't a subscriber!!

Store Discount. Subscribers will be given a special discount code to save 10% on any order placed between the 10th - 13th of the month to be combined with your subscription shipment. Subscribers in the US may combine your additional items with your KI Subscription shipment for no additional shipping fee. Subscribers outside the US will pay additional shipping costs to combine your additional items with your KI Subscription shipment.You'll receive a reminder e-mail on the 10th of each month which will also include a list of other products that will coordinate with the kit being shipped to you that month. This list is incredibly helpful for those who want to stretch the use of a KI with even more supplies!
º Design Team Inspiration. We'll debut the Key Ingredients kit on the 10th of each month followed by 5 days of inspiring projects posted by the Key Ingredients team right here on the Key Ingredients Blog. Of course, don't forget to check out the gallery where the design team is constantly adding new projects!
º Storage. Subscriber kits will come in a Storage Solutions Plastic Case. This $3.25 value is a special benefit that is FREE to Subscribers.

Now, be sure to head out, and check out what the other girls have been up to....and we hope to see you playing along!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!!

ISSC12- Brighter Day

Hey everyone! It is time for another I Spy Sketch Challenge, and this week's challenge is SUPER fun! Not only is it fun, but it was based on my friend  Melyssa Connoly (croppixie @ SCS). Not only is Melyssa a TALENTED card maker, she is also the illustrator for Whimsie Doodles, and works for There She Goes as an illustrator. In fact, this is one of her sets called Under the Weather!!

For my card tonight, I used the Under the Weather set from There She Goes, along with this week's sketch. I used Sour Apple, Cotton Candy, and So Saffron cardstock. My scene was created using stamps from the Under the Weather set, and colored then with my Copics. I paper pieced the umbrella with some Lilybee Designs Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup paper. I did use the MFT Open Scalloped Doily Die-namics for my circle in the background, SU oval punches, MFT Sour Apple Ribbon, and brads from Michael's.  

Here is how to play:
  • Create a paper crafting project (card, scrap book page or 3D item), based on the sketch provided.Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code ISSC11), and link it here with the inlinkz widget below.
  • Please provide a direct link to your post - not the generic link to your blog.
  • A new challenge will be posted every Friday at 12:01 AM EST, and you have until noon on Wednesday EST to submit your entry.
  • You may enter as many times as you like, but please provide a newly designed project with a new link for each additional project.
  • We will choose the top 2 creations to be featured in our "Top 2 Thursday" post where we will announce who we have picked :) The winners will receive their very own iSpy Sketches blog badge!
  • Don't forget that you may combine our challenges with others and use supplies from any company that you wish :)
  • Have fun and we look forward to "spying" your creations!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!