Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SCRS Challenge #98 - Color Challenge and Sweet Treats Emily Card

Welcome to Week 2 of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #98!  We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations each week. You have until Sunday, 02/24/13 @ 9 PM PST to play along with our new challenge which is a color challenge (yellow, brown, light pink, bright pink).

Our challenge is open to all players. Every 2 challenges a random winner will be chosen, and the winner will receive a SCRS rubber stamp! In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation. Most importantly, have fun! We can't wait to see your creations!

It was my friend Kelly's birthday a couple of weeks ago.  I've just been too busy with work and unfortunately Kelly was sick, so I didn't get to see her at our last craft group gathering.  But I hope she will still enjoy this card and below is the inside of my card.

To play along in our challenge, upload a photo of your project and provide a direct link in the linky widget at the bottom of this SCRS post. If for any reason the linky isn't there, please add a link to your challenge creation in the comments below. If you use an online gallery (e.g. Splitcoast), please also use the keywords SCRSC98 and SparkleCreations (no spaces). If you have a Facebook account and are a fan of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, you can also upload there. Deadline for challenge #98 is Sunday, February 24th @ 9 PM PST.

There's just a week left before my sale is over.  I hope you all have a lovely hump day! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Grim Creeper's Valentine Blog Hop

Welcome to our fun and creepy Valentine's Day blog hop.  Regardless of how you are, or maybe not celebrating this holiday, I at least hope you have a little fun with us today.  If you remember, my friends and I did our first Grimm Creeper blog hop for Halloween.  My friends and I thought it would be funny to make up some creepy and stalker-ish sentiments, so we decided to do another fun little blog hop.

I wanted to surprise my dear friend with this fun creation, so I can't wait to see her reaction!  I found this fun image on Google and knew the binoculars were just perfect for this!  Sooooo fun, lol.  If you don't remember, we got our caricatures drawn at CHA and I used my friend's in the image. :)

Tonight after work, Brent is taking me to dinner at Buenos Aires Grill, in downtown Seattle.   We'll be wearing our matching pink and black outfits for the occasion.  Brent was the one who decided on pink, lol, so I'm rolling with it.

Next on the hop is my lovely twinsie {Thanh}!  I hope you all have a lovely Thursday and a fabulous Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

{Chinese New Year Blog Hop} 2013 Year of the Snake and Chinese New Year Rin Card

Welcome to the Chinese New Year Blog Hop! I'm so glad you could join us. The Year of the Snake officially begins on Saturday, February 10th so be sure to wish all your Chinese friends longevity, happiness, wealth and good fortune during this two-week festival!

I was so honored to be asked to be a part of this blog hop!  Unfortunately, I've been so busy with my day job and Sparkle Creations, I first have to say sorry for being a tad bit behind!

Being half Hmong and half Chinese, New Years is a holiday I love celebrating three times a year.  A s a child, my family always went out to dinner, and my brother and I would receive candy and money in the little red envelopes.  Now as an adult, Brent and I still go out to dinner to celebrate, but since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, we'll be combining the holidays together.  

First up in a card that I made with Chinese New Years Rin.  I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of the color gold, but I was inspired by Simonne Clay (DT member and friend) and decided to go for it.  I'm actually quite pleased how it all came together.

This little guy was way too cute not to use!  I was dreading Year of the Snake, because I just couldn't image anything darling and adorable, lol.  But I was proven wrong and love this!

Here's who you'll be hopping with this week for a chance to win one of five fabulous prizes listed below:

Celebrate with us by leaving a comment on all designer and artist/sponsor blogs! Pick up your free digis and cut files along the way and create something for a second chance to win. If you create something for the Chinese New Year, please post your project using the InLinkz Tool below and leave another comment at Emily's Blog to let her know. Here is what you could win:

Lucky 8 Prize Pack
$100+ Value

Sponsor Prizes
Avocado Arts - 4 Stamp sets
Fresh Squeezed Stamps - 1 Stamp set
Mama Elephant - $20 gift certificate

You have until Friday, February 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST to comment or enter your digital project for a chance to win one of the five fabulous prizes. The winners will be chosen via and announced here on Saturday, February 16th. Winners will have until Friday, February 22nd at 11:59 p.m. to claim their prize. Second chance winners, if any, will be redrawn and announced here on Saturday, February 23rd.

Many thanks to our digi artists and sponsors for their contribution to this blog hop. We loved using the artists' drawings and we know you will, too. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have so many amazing prizes to give away. And I am so fortunate to have these very talented designers participate in this hop with me. None of this would've been possible without all of your support and hard work.

Thank you so much for stopping by to celebrate with us! Now it's time to head on over to Angie Blom Designs's blog!