Friday, January 16, 2015

New Year Blog Candy Winner!

Good Morning!
Thank you all for entering to win my
New Year's Blog Candy 
and sending your kind comments!  Thank you also to
those who became followers and "liked" my facebook page!

To return the kindness, if I am not already,
I am going to click on all the entries
and become YOUR new follower!

I am hoping that for all of us, this year is filled with
even more creativity, inspiration and special friendships
that allow us to share our ups, downs and fabulous makes!

Now, it's time for Random.org
to select a winner..(drum roll)

And the winner is..... #19 Penny!


CONGRATULATIONS Penny!!  Please send your full name and address to me
at governalea@hotmail.com so I can get this candy out to you!

Thank you all for entering! xxx

Sunday, January 11, 2015

New Little Darlings Releases- CHA 2015 Dollhouse Collection, Dies and More


Today is the opening day of CHA 2015!!!

We are in Booth 2500


We have the most amazing collections to show off this year!  We are starting with a brand new rubber stamp line titled "Dollhouse".  

There are 4 stamps in this premiere collection and you're sure to want them all!  We will be sharing designer project pics throughout the show so stay tuned to our Facebook group!!!

We'll be showing you projects from our Saturated Canary and CandiBean lines too.  We have a sneak peek of our new collections below.  Keep watching for more project peeks on our Facebook group!



We have added to our Designer Die series with two gorgeous coordinating dies:  Dewdrop Circle and Dewdrop Border.  These have a beautiful vintage appeal that will add a bit of elegance to all of your craft projects.  Use them individually or as a coordinated set!

Retail Price:  $19.99/ea

Keep your eye on our Facebook group for designer project pics and news from CHA!!!

LDRS




Saturday, January 3, 2015

Friendship- Little Darlings Inspiration

Happy Saturday! Hoping your New Year is off to a great start.  With CHA just around the corner (next week), I know exciting things are on the horizon for so many us who cannot wait to see all the new products coming out!  Some members of the Design Team at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps will be in California to share the latest rubber stamps and die releases so if you are going, please be sure to stop by and maybe participate in the fun "make and takes" that the team will be providing!

Today I am sharing a card I made using one of the Vintage Affections "Friends" sentiment stamp sets. These are just fabulous sentiment stamps and ALL of them are already cut and mounted on foam backing with the picture of the image right on top of the stamp! How easy is that.  I love that each set has many sentiments on a particular theme (this one is "friendship") and they all have little touches that give them a "vintage" flair. Each set includes 8 rubber stamps that vary in size & design, and I chose this largest one to be the focal point of my card! (Stamp set image below)

  I just love when a sentiment or a die cut/floral spray becomes the focal point of a card. So often there is an occasion where you either do not have the time to color an image or you want the sentiment rather than an image to take center stage.
Also for those who do not color stamped or digital images, using sentiments as a focal point allows one to create equally lovely cards with all the embellies and die cuts as cards/projects that feature colored images.  These stamps are also great for altered art, canvas and journals.   


    The papers are from Pion "Lilies" 6x6 paper, and the die cuts are both Spellbinders and Cheery Lynn Designs. The little butterflies were made from a Martha Steward three butterfly punch. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and my stash. Hand dyed seam ribbon is from Live and Love Crafts.  All edges of the design paper and die cuts were distressed with Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint and Weathered Wood.  The little flourishes all around the sentiment are from Stempelglede Vintage Garden.



Thanks for stopping by. Remember I am posting BLOG CANDY so please do enter your name in the INLINKZ HERE for a chance to win. Have a great day!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year & Blog Candy!

     Happy New Year! While I have been blessed with so much for which I am truly grateful, this year has also been a difficult one, and so I am a bit excited  to turn the page to a new year, Happy 2015!


     To mark the new year, I decided to call a "time out" for those things on my "to do" list - both personal and creative- that I could let go of for a while, and focus on finding balance which seemed to get away from me. Balance brings peace, and peace brings creativity and joy back in to my world. So, "balance" will be my mantra for 2015!


      As many of us are "ambi-craftitious", I recently added a new "passion" to my craft life- beadweaving jewelry! It is as close to meditative as meditation! LOL!  A few months ago, I stopped in to a local bead shop and I was just mesmerized! And, they offered classes- one of which I took as a birthday present to myself, and that was it!  I managed to carve out some time here and there to make some earrings and bracelet!  (pics coming soon)...So now I have added another passion to my list which includes crochet, quilting, and my beloved papercrafts.  Can you have too many?

    I also wanted to redesign my blog header to a simpler style; one that symbolizes the balance that so eludes me- the calming and ever present "lotus" has always been an image that speaks to me, always reminding me to breathe and, when life knocks me down one way or another, the lotus makes me aware that out of the darkest experiences, beauty and peace can emerge. Thank you Karen Valentine (Valentine Designs) for creating this for me.

    Know that my wish for all is that you, too, find the same balance in your life - a time apart from the "to do's" to play and learn and create whatever moves you! I also wish you all peace and good health and the love of family and friends.

    So, let's ring in the New Year with some fabulous "Blog Candy".  There are NO "have-to's" to win. Just enter in the Inklinkz below. If you want to follow me here or on my Facebook page, that is up to you-the links are below.

Here's to another year of inspiration! 



-If you would like, follow My Eclectic Spirit on Facebook HERE 
- If you would like, follow by blog by email or Bloglovin (see sidebar)
-Enter your NAME in the Inlinkz below

I will announce the winner on January 16th... Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"Give Thanks"

Just posting a card to wish all my friends and family,
 near and afar, home and in blogland,
a Happy Thanksgiving!  How neat that this month begins my fourth year 
blogging (yes, blog anniversary candy coming soon)!
I have been blessed with such support and friendship and it is among those things 
for which I am so very grateful! So in the spirit of saying "thank you" 
for your kind comments, inspiration and friendship, 
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you are spending the day
 surrounded by those you love and who love you!  

 
For my card, I colored up one of my favorite oldies but goodies Fall stamp, 
CC Designs Swiss Pixies "Fall Hansel". He was colored with copic markers.

 The design papers are all from Simple Stories, "Harvest Lane" 6x6 inch pad. The last few pages have great tags and banners you can cut out that coordinate with the full page papers.  The brown mat cardstock is from PaperTrey Ink. Last, I added some twine,
fall paper leaves, burlap strip and stamped a "Give Thanks" sentiment
with a Stampin Up sentiment set stamp.
All edges of the paper were distressed with Rusty Hinge distress ink.
The "sky"  is always created with Pebbles Iridescent chalks (blue).


Thanks so much for stopping by and always for your kind comments.  
Happy Thanksgiving!  xxx

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Little Darlings Blog Hop & New Releases


Time for another LDRS
Release Day!!!



We are so thrilled to finally be showing you two BRAND NEW rubber stamp collections:
"FROM THE HOLLOW" & "SATURATED CANARY"
PLUS
TWO NEW VINTAGE SENTIMENT SETS


First, who doesn't love Pixies???  
We've got 5 enchanting little Pixies in this collection!!!  They are sweet, beautiful and, above all.....playful!  They are sure to fulfill your sense of wonderment and love of tiny creatures  
"From The Hollow"

Next, we also have a stunning Saturated Canary rubber stamp collection featuring 5 gorgeous girls! As always, they are sweet, whimsical and perfectly poised for all your crafting needs.

We've paired these collections with two elegant sentiment sets'Love' and 'Enchanted Wishes'from our
  Vintage Affections product line.These sentiments are 
the perfect choice to add to all of your cards, tags, scrapbook pages, or altered projects. And each offers it's own interpretation of Victorian elegance! 

All stamps in these two collections are individually backed with cling foam and contour cut and offered at the low price of only the
only $10.99/each!!!
 AND,
our Vintage Affections 4x6 sentiment sets are
 only $12.49/each!!!
This collection is available at LDRS and many 
of your favorite craft stores!

Now, how about a fun Hop and a GIVEAWAY to celebrate???

We are giving away 4 rubber stamps from this entire collection to a randomly selected winner!  The winner will receive 3 character stamps and 1 sentiment set.

Here's what you need to do (if you haven't done so already):

1. Like our Facebook Store page (click "Like" at upper right hand corner of our facebook page HERE)
2. Become a Follower of our Facebook Fan page HERE.
3. Hop to each of our Design Team Blogs (below) and leave some love.
4.  Head back to the Inspiration Blog HERE and leave your name in the inLinkz collection.
*****
For my card, I colored up "Jeans and a Tee" by Saturated Canary 
using copic markers. I have also used the sentiment, "Be Unique", from the LDRS "Enchanted Wishes" sentiment set. 
I used the  Little Darlings vintage & feminine  
"Lovely View" die behind my image.

Design Papers are from Whimsey's "Marshmallow Delight" and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Butterflies and doily border punch are from the Martha Stewart punches! All edges were distressed with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink and blending tool!

That's it!

 LET'S HOP!  

Team A Saturated Canary

Team B "From the Hollow"



Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween Mummy- DIEzyne Dies Debut!

Welcome to the premier of By DIEzyne Dies presented by C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps and Designer Rhea Weigand, Passionate Paper Creations, llc.

We have an exciting weekend planned starting right here, right now!


I used CC Designs "Sugarplum Mummy Trevor" digi stamp and  masked the image with another CC Designs digi stamp, "Sugarplums Fence".  So easy to merge digi stamps and print out to color! I have colored this little mummy up a bunch of times and he is so perfect for today- 
Happy Halloween!
I also used the DIEzyne Side Step Card Die to feature this little guy. The die not only creates the card, but also the borders, stitching and fold/embossed lines all around!
 By DIEzyne Side Step Card Dies
 By DIEzyne Dies were created for the Color Artist.  As Color Artist we love to color most of all.  Making them into cards can be challenging.  With By DIEzyne it makes this part of designing easier!
There are:
Card Making Dies
Dies that help complete layouts
Mixing and Matching is easy
All dies have pierce or stitch marks!
MOST IMPORTANTLY:
The focal point of the dies are large enough to accommodate our Colored Images!
You can easily create "Clean and Simple" Designs or "Fussy and Detailed" with lots of your favorite embellishments and ribbons.
What's a blog hop with out prizes right!  Well, we have them!!!  So make sure to leave comments along the way.  Your final stop will be at C.C. Designs Blog with Christine (last on the list)  and make sure to leave some love there too!  We will pick 2 lucky winners!!!!!
Grand Prize Winner:
1- Side Step Card Die Set
2 - C.C. Design Rubber Stamp
3 - Memento Ink Pads from Imagine Crafts
1 - Copic Large Journal
1 - Set of 6 Copic Sketch Markers
1 - Set of 4 Copic Multi Liners
1 - Spool of May Arts Ribbon
(Are you kidding me!  Have we lost our minds?  THAT IS HUGE!!!!!)
Runner Up Winner:
1 -By DIEzyne Die 
2 - C.C. Design Rubber Stamp
1 -  Memento Ink Pad
(Super Awesome Prize!)
LET'S HOP!!!!

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