Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Craft's Meow Release Preview & Blog Hop- Chalkboard Birthday

Hey!

Today is the day that all the stamp-y goodness I have been using is available in The Craft's Meow store!!  I am so happy you found your way here from Lin's blog, if not, why not start at the beginning for tons of TCM goodness?!


So, I decided to give in to the trend and try it myself.  Ha!  Taking black cardstock, I white heat embossed the birthday image.  I then took white Pigment ink and, using a sponge, swiped it over the image and the edges.  




I then took a bit of a paper doily and some patterned papers and created a bit of a corner collage and added a chipboard button with twine.

Wanna chance to win all 5 sets?  Leave comments on all the blogs to improve your chances!  You have until Thursday May 23rd to do so. Next up is Sharri!  Wander on over to see what she has done.  She always inspires with her lovely creations!


Well, that concludes the stamp release fun!  It is actually really bittersweet for me, because I have made the decision to step down from TCM.  I have been so blessed to have been able to work with Lisa and my talented teamies for as long as I have.  I will miss them all so very much.  I wish I were one of those women who can do it all, but alas, I can not!  I know that my kiddos won't be this little forever and must enjoy every moment with them.  I know I will continue to support TCM and look forward to the amazing things The Craft's Meow has in store.  




Supplies
Paper: White GP; Licorice Bazzill
Patterned Papers: Dear Lizzy American Craft's
Stamps: Chalkboard Birthday TCM
Ink: Versamark Tsukineko; Paper White Fresh Ink
Embellishments: Twine May Arts; Doily Wilton; Chipboard Button October Afternoon
Tools: White Embossing Powder American Craft's

46 comments:

  1. You will be missed! Spend all the time you can with your kiddos, it is amazing how fast the years actually go by.

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  2. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!!

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  3. Oh my goodness.....Your "not-quite-all-the-way-erased" look is PERFECT. You are a genius!! Also love the pretty banners and button flourish...they bring a soft touch to the whole card.

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  4. What a bittersweet moment for all of us. You've created some beautiful things for us to look at. This card is very trendy and you did a great job. I like the doily in the corner. I totally get wanting to be with the kiddos. I wish I could turn back the clock and never leave home :) Best of luck!

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  5. Beautiful card! I love it! Love this stamp set. Wishing you all the best.

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  6. I love your card! The effect of the blackboard recently erased is perfect! I love all the new stamp sets!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. Lovely card Lindsay! The chalkboard tech. is spot on!!

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  8. I love that chalkboard technique. It really works with that sentiment!

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  9. seeing a trend in using doilies on cards, and loving how people incorporate just parts to form 3-d collage. love it. very cute idea, which I will probably copy!!! ;)

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  10. Lindsay Lindsay Lindsay, I'm going to miss you so much! You've been with me from the beginning, and I can't tell you how much that means to me. I hope you won't be a stranger and will continue to use your TCM stamps from time to time. All your cards for this release have been fabulous! Thank you so much for all you've done for me and for TCM. You totally ROCK! <3

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  11. Love your card and the way you created the "chalk dust" look. Thank you for the inspiration and the best of luck and much happiness as you focus on the most important thing you will ever do in your lifetime...raising and nurturing your children.

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  12. What a lovely card! And I love the blackboard technique you used...so fun!

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  13. I have SO enjoyed being on the TCM team with you and have been truly inspired all along the way, both with your projects & as your teammate. Thank you for all the encouragement you've been to me over the past couple years and I KNOW we'll see each other throughout the creative journey.

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  14. I love it!!!! What a wonderful card. So much fun and I love the button.

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  15. That looks like a real chalkboard from my youth. NICE JOB>

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  16. It looks good having the embellishments in the corner. Good eye.

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  17. Love the chalkboard look and the splash of colour in the corner.

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  18. The cards are fantastic! Being a Mom...the most important job in the world that you can do! Praying many blessings to you and your family!

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  19. Great chalkboard card--love the corner treatment.

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  20. love the chalk board effect. Awesome card.

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  21. Such a cute idea. Great colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Love your chalkboard birthday card...nice effect!

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  23. How cute! Thanks for sharing I love your card!

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  24. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  25. What a great, creative card. Love the smudges, and the corner is fabulous.

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  26. Great card, love the way you have clustered the embellies in the corner. I'm sure TCM is going to miss your talent.

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  27. Lindsay, I will really miss your inspiration - you've taught me that the smallest part of a stamp set can be used in a big way. I'll miss your input, but you are making a wise decision. Enjoy those sweet children; in a blink of an eye they'll be going away to school. Sending you big hugs!

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  28. beautiful card...liked the stamps pretty much.

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  29. Beautiful card, you did a great job with the chalkboard technique. We will miss your inspiration here. Best wishes.

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  30. Oh I love how you made it look like the chalk board was erased. Love the card. Super hop!

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  31. Hi Lindsay,
    Great last card, love the collage of embellishments in the corner :-)

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  32. What a fantastic card!! It truly looks like a chalkboard. So cool!! You'll be missed at TCM.

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  33. Wow what a great card. Love the way use used black cs & then emboosed white. like the idea of banners with the button

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  34. Absolutely love this release & your card.

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  35. Great card. Love how you sponged on the white ink. Iris

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  36. Love how you created the dusty chalkboard. so real looking and cute. Such a fun card. great job.

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  37. Love the chalkboard look and your decorated corner!

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  38. LOVING the FUN Chalkboard Design!! THANKS for sharing ad have a FABULOUS Memorial Day Weekend!! =)

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  39. Wow! Such a fantastic card. Love all the details, especially the piece of doily in the corner.

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  40. While it's often true that we can't do it all, I'm so glad that I got to see your great designs for TCM. You will be missed. I really liked the effect of dusty chalkboard. Thanks for all that you have shared.

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  41. I love your "dirty" chalkboard-it really speaks to me! Wonderful card.

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