Tuesday, November 29, 2011

RCC Challenge!! Let it Sparkle!

Hey everyone!! I am so happy to be back for another fun challenge for Robin's Creative Cottage! This week's challenge is to create a project using glitter, sparkles, or bling!!! LOVE IT!! Of course, I had full intentions of making my card more 'sparkley' but all you crazy crafters know that sometimes your projects don't end up the way you envisioned them to start!!! :) Anyway, Here is my card! I used a SUPER CUTE saying from Robin's 'Gingerbread Holiday' stamp set, and Heat Embossed it with GLITTER EMBOSSING POWDER! The picture doesn't do this justice! It is so cute!

Cricut Cartridge: Christmas Solutions
Cardstock: DCWV, Stampin' Up!
Tim Holtz Brads
Stampendous Gold Glitter Embossing Powder
Gold Stickles
Signo Uniball Gold Gel Pen

And here is a close-up of the embossed sentiment! Still doesn't do it justice!! :)

I hope you get out all your bling today, and cook up a project to submit to our Challenge! We would LOVE to see what you can make sparkle!! :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


So, I was supposed to post this yesterday.......my apologies! I have 2 winners to announce!

The first is the winner of a $5 gift card from either Michael's or JoAnn's (winner's choice) for spreading the word about Robin's Creative Cottage stamp release week! That winner....chosen by Random.org is.....

#8....Miranda! Miranda said,"CONGRATS!"

The 2nd winner gets the 'Gingerbread Holiday' stamp set, donated by Robin's Creative Cottage.....and that winner....chosen by Random.org is....

#27....Donna! Donna said, "Very clever use of the Naughty or nice saying. I love both sets, but guess Snowman Prayer is my favorite, and We are all a little flakly really makes me smile."

Miranda and Donna, please contact me within 14 days at mderosby @ gmail.com (remove spaces) with your mailing address so I can get you your goodies! Miranda, please let me know whether you would prefer Michael's or JoAnn's....


Friday, November 18, 2011

OH! It's a BLOG HOP!!!!

Welcome to my blog, Paper Maine-iac!!, for Robin's first "Stamp Release Celebration" blog hop!

Each Design Team member will be featuring an original project that includes one of the two new stamps sets available today for purchase on Robin's blog.

If you've come from visiting Linda's blog at The Paper Boutique, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along for our "Stamp Release Celebration", start HERE.

Remember to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration along with an amazing giveaway. Each blog will have one of Robin's stamp sets as a giveaway for one lucky winner. Then hurry back to Robin's Creative Cottage for the link up party where you can share your blog with all our viewers.

And now for my project...

Cricut Cartridges: Sweethearts, Paper Doll Dress Up, Preserves
Cardstock: DCWV, Stampin' Up!
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: D'Vine Swirls, Heart Blocks
Stamps: Robin's Creative Cottage 'Gingerbread Holiday'
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Liquid Pearls in Linen
Martha Stewart Glitter Glue in Red

And here is the super cute sentiment stamp up close....the hearts are all separate image stamps included in the set!! :)

And since it is the last post of the release week, we can finally reveal the STAMP SETS available to purchase over at Robin's blog!

So, here's the BEST part of the blog hop.....ONE LUCKY FOLLOWER will win the a brand new GINGERBREAD HOLIDAY stamp set, donated by Robin herself!!! :) Here's what you have to do:

1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment telling me which stamp set (Snowman's Prayer or Gingerbread Holiday) you like the best, and what your favorite stamp is from that set!

EASY PEASY! You have until Monday at Midnight EST to enter, I will draw a winner via Random Number Generator and post the winner on Tuesday!! TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!! :)

Your next stop on the hopping trail...Patty's blog, CraftyKitten. Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to head back to Robin's Creative Cottage for the link up party.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The last day of Sneak Peeks! BLOG HOP tomorrow!!!!

It's the last day of Sneak Peeks for Robin's Creative Cottage's High Quality Clear Polymer Stamps! We are again featuring 'Gingerbread Holiday' today and if you don't already love this set from the sneaks you saw yesterday....you surely will after today! the DT has some great stuff for you! Make sure you head to Robin's blog here and check them all out!

Here is my project for today.....

Cricut Cartridges: Simply Charmed, Preserves
cardstock: DCWV, Stampin' Up!, Recollections Vellum
Stamp: Robin's Creative Cottage 'Gingerbread Holiday'
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Diamond Stickles, Martha Stewart Glitter Glue
Embroidery Floss

And here's the SWEET close-up!! :)

Make sure you come back tomorrow!!!! BLOG HOP!!!! And EACH of the DT members has a super awesome stamp set to give away, courtesy of generous Robin!! You do not want to miss this!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 3 of Robin's Creative Cottage Stamp Release!!!

For those of you that have come back after seeing my previous 2 days posts....WELCOME BACK!! And to those of you that are just stumbling on my blog today....WELCOME! And thanks for joining us for a super exciting stamp release week!! Today, we have a sneak peek of Robin's second stamp set....'Gingerbread Holiday'. can I just say that this is the CUTEST stamp set?!?! I could just think of soooo many possibilities for projects when looking at the sentiments and images! You will LOVE this set!!!

here is my project for today....

Cricut Cartridges: Winter Frolic, Cricut Essentials Digital
Cardstock: DCWV, Stampin' Up!
Border Punch: Fiskars
Sentiment: Robin's Creative Cottage 'Gingerbread Holiday'
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Signo Uniball Gold Gel Pen
Embroidery Floss

here's a close up of the super cute sentiment stamp!!!

Please, if you haven't already, head over to Robin's blog and check out the fabulous projects from Robin and the DT!!! You can get an idea of what is on this set before the BIG blog hop release on Friday!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 2 of Robin's Creative Cottage stamp release!!!!

I'm back for day 2 of stamp release week! Oh, this is so stinkin' exciting!!! Did you have a chance to see all of the Design Team's projects from yesterday? You will have to head over to Robin's blog here and check out the awesome projects from today!! While you are there, make sure you head to the DT members blogs, leave them some love, and maybe even follow them so you don't miss ANY of the amazing talent!!

Today, we are also featuring Robin's 'Snowman's Prayer' set...I came up with this snowglobe scene!

Cricut Cartridges: Joy of the Season, Cricut Essentials Digital
Cardstock: DCWV, Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Robin's Creative Cottage 'Snowman's Prayer' set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Signo Uniball Gold Gel Pen
Embroidery Floss

here's a close up of the super cute sentiment!!

And one of the accent stamp I used on the snowglobe! Yes, this stamp is a part of the set, too! LOVE IT!!!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by....don't forget to stop by tomorrow for a sneak peak of Robin's 2nd stamp set!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's that TIME!! Robin's Creative Cottage Stamp Release Week!!

I'm sooooo excited!!! I have been waiting for this week for a while now! YIPPEE!!! It's STAMP RELEASE WEEK for Robin's Creative Cottage!!! She has created 2 AWESOME sets of high quality, clear polymer stamps, and let me tell you....these stamps ROCK!

Her first release contains 2 sets of adorable holiday sentiments and accent stamps...and today, the uber talented Design Team has created some amazing inspiration for Robin's 'SNOWMAN'S PRAYER' set! You have to head over to her blog here to check them all out!

Here's my first holiday card of the season:

Cricut Cartridge: Jolly Holidays
Cardstock: DCWV, Stampin' Up!
Sentiment stamp: Robin's Creative Cottage "Snowman's Prayer" set
Punch: EK Success Border Punch
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

And here is a close-up of the sentiment:

Don't you just love the way the SNOW letters actually have snow on them! Love the details in this set!! Also, just so you are aware, the 2 snowflakes in the sentiment are not actually on the sentiment stamp itself...they are 2 of the accent stamps that you get with the set! You can place them anywhere!

Thanks for stopping by today, and please make sure you come back EVERY DAY THIS WEEK!!! I will have a NEW project every day that showcases these amazing stamps! And make sure you mark your calendar for FRIDAY!!! oh yeah, it's a BLOG HOP!!! and what's better than just a plain old blog hop??? a blog hop with a link-up and PRIZES!! STAMP SETS!!! What a week!! :)