Thursday, December 23, 2010

Friday Mashup #24

Good morning all and Merry Christmas Eve.  As you're reading this, I'm probably traveling to my sister's.  This is the big day for me and my family as we've always celebrated on Christmas Eve.  It's a great night and we all try to not miss it!  Now, that means Christmas is pretty quiet, but that's OK too!

I was the Friday Mashup winner for their challenge #22, making me a Mashup Maven!!  : )  That also meant I could join along with their challenge as a Guest Designer.  I jumped at the chance as I love doing GD gigs!!  They are just plain fun.  
 The challenge this week is a color challenge using marina mist, real red and old olive.  That's a great combo, don't you think??  Anyway... I enjoyed using those colors together.

I made up this little sweetie for today.  Doesn't he look to snug in that little stocking?!?!?!?  I purchased him last year, but didn't have time to work him into a card.  Well... I made it juse in time this year!  YAY!!!  As you can see, I went with a really simple layout.  I've been doing that more and more lately.  Especially during Christmas season when I'm so darned busy!!

I chose BG's jovial collection for my background as it has all three of the colors I was needing.  It really does have some olive included, but you sure can't see much of it, can you?  hahaha!  The sentiment is computer-generated.  I added pearls to the top and bottom, then gave it some sparkle with a bit of glitter.

Other Challenges:
Allsorts - anything goes
CES Challenge - anything goes
Copic Creations - sparkle
The Crafty Pad - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Paper Playtime - anything christmas
Picture Perfect Creations - anything christmas related
Anything Goes Challenge - the letter C (christmas)
Fresh Brewed Designs - merry christmas
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp! - anything goes
7 Kids College Fund - anything goes
ABC Challenge - k for keep it simple
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - h for hats
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - your choice
Stampin' for the Weekend - christmas

That's it for today stamping friends.  I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!  Be safe and be well.  See you after Christmas.

Stamps:  Stampavie christmas stocking, sentiment computer generated
Paper:  BG jovial, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Nesties, ribbon, pearls, glitter
Technique:  Copic markers w/ prismacolor pencils and gamsol

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #90

Edit:  This card won Top 3 honors at Aud Sentiments challenge #18.

Happy Sunday morning folks!  I hope your weekend is going well.  Are you still baking Christmas goodies, or wrapping the presents, or shopping?!?!?  Not me... I haven't started these things yet!  I know!!!  But, I don't have tons to do this year, so it should be fine.  {fingers crossed}.

As you know, if it's Sunday, it's time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  Let me tell you, you're going to love this week's inspiration!!  I know I did!!  This is my take on the challenge.  And this is the inspiration...


Isn't he just wonderful?  I don't know where Rachel, our leader extraordinaire, found this but it's awesome!!  And perfect for our last challenge before Christmas.  He's got the happiest face, doesn't he??  Now the image I decided to go with is from Sassy Cheryl's .  I just thought he was one great santa!  Oh... and by the way, Sassy Cheryl's is having a Merry Christmas sale from today until December 24th


This image was so fun to color up.  But the rest of the card was very, very frustrating!  Of course, no one's fault but my own.  I couldn't decided which DP to use, then accessorizing wasn't working out very easily as I was using a different sentiment which was a little longer than this one and just didn't look right no matter how many ways I changed it around!!  Whew, that was quite a sentence!!  So, I selected a smaller sentiment and things began to go a little better.  Not much, but a little!  {smile}

Our sponsor this week is">Sparkle Creations.  They are not only offering a Cupcake Ruby stamp to the random winner, but also 10% off to those who participate in our challenge.  Great, eh??  So, no excuses... come on and play!

Other challenges:
Stamp with Fun - christmas
Just Christmas and Birthday - traditional christmas colors
A Spoonful of Sugar - christmas card
Fresh Brewed Designs - merry christmas
Creative Card Crew - anythings goes
Fab 'n Funky - quick and easy does it
For Fun Challenge - christmas - not winter
ABC Christmas Challenge - z for zero time left
Cute Card Thursday - one for the kids
Hanna and Friends - just a little christmas
Stamp Insanity - holiday card - our way
Alphabet Challenge - h is for hats
Crafy Catz Weekly Challenge - our choice
Stampin for the Weekend - christmas
2 Sisters Challenge - christmas
Allsorts - anything goes
CES Challenge - anything goes
Aly's Sunday Challenge - anything goes
Christmas Card Challenge - christmas card
The Crafty Pad - anything goes
Cutie Sunday - christmas
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - TREEmendous
Aud Sentiments - anything goes

Thank you for coming by today.  Have a great day and in case I don't get to post again before next weekend... Merry Christmas.

Stamps:  Sassy Cheryl's santa and his tree digi, computer generated sentiment
Paper:  October Afternoon very merry (stripes), BG eskimo kisses (trees), Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  BG buttons, white twine, VersaMagic chalk ink sea breeze
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils and gamsol

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Love these snowmen...

Edit:  This card won Top 3 honors at 4 Crafty Chicks challenge #16.

Hello again my friends.  Welcome, so glad you've stopped by!  Are any of you like me and just love snowmen??  I have recently discovered that I am truly and deeply in love with Sassy Cheryl's wonderful ones!!!  I just can't get enough of them... they simply make me smile!!  : )

This one is called Snowman Baring Gifts.  Isn't he just great??  Once again I've used my prismacolor pencils to work him up.  I chose the colors from some new DP I got at my fave store, Archiver's.  I thought this paper was so bright and cute!  I was going to go with Merry & Bright as my sentiment, but I printed it off too danged big so I went with joy instead!  : )

As usual, my pinks don't look anything like real life!!  My camera or lighting or whatever it is, just doesn't capture it properly.  Would you believe the ribbon is actually hot pink, not red??  {sigh}  As you can see, I'm still not over my snowflake fetish and am pasting them on everything I can!!  : )  That's OK... I like 'em!

Watch for another snowman card over the weekend.  I just found Sassy Cheryl's Designs blog!!  What a great place to go look around.  She has a COLOR ME challenge every Tuesday that sounds really fun, plus you can get her brand new images at a reduced price.  I can't believe I didn't know about this before, but so glad I found it now.

Scrapbook Sisters - non-traditional christmas colors
7 Kids College Fund - winter wonderland
Frosted Designs - use ribbon
Stamp Something - December digi day
Wags 'n Whiskers - snowflakes
Allsorts - last minute christmas projects
Stamptacular Sunday - winter wishes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - non-traditional colors
Paper Playtime - snowmen
Stamp with Fun - christmas
Stamps R Us - anything goes     I was the random winner!!!   WOOhoo!
A Spoonful of Sugar - christmas card
Sassy Cheryl's - snowmen
ABC Christmas Challenge - your favorite challenge from the past year.  F - Frosty; N - Noel; P - presents.
4 Crafty Chicks - snowmen
Cute Card Thursday - one for the kids
Hanna and Friends - just a little christmas
Moving Along with the Times - let it snow
Stamp Insanity - holiday card -- our own way

Have a great day and enjoy your stamping!!  Come back soon, 'K?

Stamps:  Sassy Cheryl's snowman baring gifts digi, sentiment computer generated
Paper:  Doodlebug Design all wrapped up, SU certainly celery, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  snowflakes, silver balls, paper piercing tool
Techniques:  Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, paper piercing

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cappuccino Anyone?

Good morning friends.  Goodness... it's less than two weeks until Christmas and I've still got so many images I wanted to work up for cards!!!  ACK!!  I think some will have to hold over to next year, don't you!!  But, I'll get a few of them done.  Like this wonderful digital image from Sassy Cheryl's called 'Cappuccino Snowman'.

Isn't he fab-u-lous???  Actually ALL Cheryl's snowman are super cute and so fun to work with.  I'll warn you... it'll be very hard to decide which is your favorite!!  You may have to get more than one, which you'll see in a few days is exactly what I was forced to do!!!  : )  For this card, I decided to switch to my prismacolor pencils and it was really fun to use them again... really fun.

Snowflakes, snowflakes, snowflakes!!  I can't seem to get enough of them!  I think this is the third card in a row I've added them!  Well... I love 'em and think they add lots of wintery character to our creations.  These are a little different for me.  I bought them Saturday at my favorite stamping/crafting store in Kansas City... Archiver's.  They are foam.  You folks have probably already seen these, but I'm always a little behind the times!  : )  I plopped them on then added a blue gem in their centers.

I also got this great paper at Archiver's.  The images about cover them all up, but there are Christmas greeting running through some of the stripes.  I really need to get better at figuring out how to size my digis so as not to take up the entire card, but not so small as to make coloring very challenging.  Does anyone have some hints?  I guess I just have a hard time visualizing.

A Spoonful of Sugar - christmas cards
Digital Tuesday - baby it's cold outside
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Riley and Company let's think christmas
Fab 'n Funky - christmas is for the children
7 Kids College Fund - winter wonderland
ABC Challenge - j for jewels and gems
Stamp Something - December digi day
Wags 'n Whiskers - snowflakes
Allsorts - last minute christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - sassy christmas
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Paper Playtime - snowmen
Stamp with Fun - christmas
Just Christmas and Birthday - traditional christmas colors
The Pink Elephant - winter wonderland

Well... that's all I got for you today.  Thanks so much for stopping in and to those so kind as to leave me a comment (which I love), an extra special thanks.  Take care and have a great day!!

Stamps:  Sassy Cheryl's cappuccino snowman digi, Bizzy Bec's digi sentiments - FREE
Paper:  Fancy Pants tradition, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, dazzlers (snowflakes), MS blue gems, doily, VersaMagic chalk ink aloe vera
Techniques:  Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, sponging

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #89

Edit:  This card won the Friday Mashup 'Mashup Maven' honor.  : )
          Also... Top 3 honors for Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club challenge #47.  : )

Hello my stamping buddies.  Happy Sunday to you all.  Another Sunday... another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  Another great cupcake to inspire us this week.  Here's what I came up with...

I know... whoa, that's lotsa blue!!  Just so you'll understand why I headed down this road, here's the cupcake inspiration for this week's...

Aren't those luscious looking???  They're just dripping (frosting) with beautiful deliciousness!!  I just think these are great and had fun working up a card from them.

This sweet cutie is a digital image from Anita Be Stampin.  This is a relatively new store started by one of our very own sweeties, Anita.  She is also generously sponsoring our challenge.  The random winner will win 3 digi images or 1 rubber stamp set. 

I paper pieced her dress and boots, glittered up her white trim, stickled up the snowflakes and hand wrote the sentiment.

Other challenges:
Paper Playtime - snowflakes
Stamps R Us - holiday card
A Spoonful of Sugar - christmas cards
Digital Tuesday - baby it's cold outside
Fresh Brewed Designs - sparkle and shine
Papertake Weekly - red & green must not be seen
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Riley and Company - let's think christmas
Lil Red Wagon - use a die cut
Simon Says Stamp - christmas, but no red or green
7 Kids College Fund - winter wonderland
ABC Christmas Challenge - y is for yuletide
Aud Sentiments - use the words 'happy holidays'
Crafts and me - moody blues
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - christmas/winter tags, ornaments or cards
Alphabet Challenge - g for glitter
Friday Mashup - snowflake challenge - Won the Friday Mashup Maven award!  : )
Stamp Something - December digi day
Totally Papercrafts - paper piecing
Wags 'n Whiskers - snowflakes
Allsorts Challenge - last minute christmas projects
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - a christmas carol (Let it Snow)
One Stop Craft Challenge - sassy christmas
Speedy the Cat's Friends - paper piecing
Challenge Up Your Life - advent/christmas creations
Craft Your Days Away - punch it out
Copic Oz - christmas with a twist (non-christmas colors)
Paper Cutz - use a snowflake or snowman
Gingerloft Challenge - distressing
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes

Thanks for stopping in today.  Have a great Sunday and please, come and join the CIC challenge this week.  You'll thank me later (a Monk quote).

Stamps:  Anita Be Stampin Aspen digi image, sentiment was hand written
Paper:  BG figgy pudding, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, pearls, MS snowflake punch, VersaMagic chalk ink sea breeze
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils and gamsol

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #88

Edit:  This card won Top 3 honors at Frosted Designs for their 12.3.10 challenge!  : )

Good morning my friends!  Happy Sunday.  Let's enjoy it while it lasts.  So glad you popped in today.  It really makes my day!  It's time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  I think you'll have a good time with this one.  Here's my DT card...

Isn't this a fun one???  I love this image from Tiddly Inks.  It's called 'Bah Huggabuggs'.  {smile}  I just thought it was such an adorable Christmas image.  What brought about this card?  This week's photo inspiration, which is...

Now that's a perfect Christmas cupcake, don't ya think?  It was very easy to find my inspiration for this one.  Holly, holly, holly, and I wanted to try to get a Christmas tree in there as well.  Did it!!!  : )  By the way... our sponsor this week is Lawn Fawn.  They are offering this great stamp set for the lucky winner of this challenge.  Great, right?

I'm not sure you can tell very well from these photos, but I've glittered up the little huggabugs fluff on their santa hats, the star, the two little ornaments and a little on their wings.  I did a double edge punch for a lacey affect, then added a ribbon down the middle of it.  The sentiment is from Bizzy Becs Store blog and, believe it or not, they are FREE!!  Yep, I couldn't believe it either.  If you'd also like to share in Bizzy Bec's generous nature, go HERE.

Other Challenges:
The Crafty Pad - anything goes
Paper Playtime - christmas carol inspired (rockin' around the christmas tree)
Stamps R Us - create a holiday card
Tiddly Inks - christmas time is here
Riley and Company - let's think christmas
ABC Challenge - I is for ice and snow
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for yuletide
Crafts and Me - christmas
Dutch Dare Challenge - christmas/winter projects
Delicious Doodles - use a digi
Mark's Finest Papers - red and green
Scrappy Saturday Challenge holiday music inspiration (rockin' around the christmas tree)
2 Sisters Challenge - sparkly christmas
Challenge up Your Life - advent/christmas creations
Bizzy Becs - christmas
One Stitch at a Time - old and new stash (new:  images, old:  BG wassail DP from last year (or the year before??) 
Wags 'n Whiskers - snowflakes
Totally Papercrafts - xmas punches
Stamp Something - christmas colors combo
Frosted Designs - glitter
Alphabet Challenge - f for foliage

Thanks for stoppin' in today!!  Hope you enjoyed your stay.  Come back soon, 'K?

Stamps:  Tiddly Inks Bah Huggabuggs digi image, Bizzy Becs circle digi sentiments
Paper:  BG wassail, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nestie, MS edge punch, MS snowflake punch, ribbon, dimensional stickers (little snowflakes), glitter
Techniques:  Copic markers

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Birthday for a Special Girl

Edit:  This card won Top 3 honors at 4 Crafty Chicks challenge #14!  : )

Hello friends!  YAY... it's the weekend!  I'm always so happy on Saturday and Sunday!  : )  I bet most of you are too, right??

Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for my granddaughter, Madeline.  It was her birthday yesterday and she just loved it!!  She's one of my biggest stamping fans.  All the rest of my family enjoys receiving them, but isn't all that excited about it.  Madeline is and I really appreciate that.  It's really sweet of her.

You can probably tell from the image I've selected, but Madeline is crazy for cats... especially kittens!  When I saw this image from A Day for Daisies, I knew I had to have it for Madeline's b-day card.  I just recently found these folks and I just love their products!  Wonderful images and they have new releases every Friday!!  It's fun finding new sources of great images!!

I have a lot of differing items on here... lace and pearls, the flannel plaid-type DP, and a pewter charm.  I like to do that.  Mix things up or do the unexpected, at least in small doses.  It was so, so fun to color up these kitties!  Just a couple plops of copic markers here and there and they're done.  Cute, aren't they??

Crafty Ann's Challenge - the SKETCH
Aly's Sunday Challenge - use one of Aly's favorite things
A Crafty Little Place - anything goes
Going Grey - anything goes
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes birthday card
Tuesday Throwdown - embellish it
Fab 'n Funky - birthday card
Moving Along with the Times - for someone special
Stamp Insanity - luscious lace
Delicious Doodles - use a digi
By the Cute and Girly - children
Hodge Podge Challenge - birthday
4 Crafty Chicks - birthday

That's about all I got today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Remember, you've still got time to get your entry into Cupcake Inspirations Challenge before tomorrow.  Take care my friends and enjoy your weekend!!

Stamps:  A Day for Daisies a lap full of kittens, happy birthday from Studio G clear stamps
Paper:  BG jovial, BG two scoops, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink  none
Supplies:  Nesties, lace, pearls, BG buttons, charm, VersaMagic chalk ink wheat
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils with gamsol

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Prairie Fairy blog candy

Prairie Fairy has returned to blogger and is celebrating with some delish candy!!  Jump on over and have a look!!!

Good luck!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #87

Edit:  This card won Top 3 honors at Aud Sentiments challenge #16!  : )

Hello dear friends.  I hope you've had a grand Thanksgiving weekend!!  It sure is great to get together with family.  Well... it's Sunday again and that means another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  Once again I am late and I hate that, but sometimes life gets tough and we get behind.  But... I'm making a vow to do better!!  : )  Here's my card for this week...

And our inspiration (you're gonna love it!!)...

LOVE it!!  I've been drooling over this cupcake since the first time I saw it!  hahaha!  It's just soooo great!  It took me quite some time to figure out how to go with this photo.  Not sure I did it justice, but it wasn't for lack of 'want to'.

Our sponsor this week is Amber Ink.  They kindly provided us with these delish images to use for this challenge.  And good news... the random winner will receive this digital set, called 'tis the season, as well as $5 for some ipapers.  How's that sound??

Other challenges:
For Fun Challenges - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - let it snow
Aud Sentiments Challenge - ho ho ho
Crafts and me - christmas
Stampin' B's Design Team - make a holiday card
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - christmas
Paper Playtime - christmas carol inspired -- Oh Christmas Tree
A Crafty Little Place - anything goes
Going Grey - anything goes

Thanks for popping in today.  Come back soon, ya hear?!?!

Stamps:  Amber Ink 'tis the season digital set, (sentiment hand-written by me)
Paper:  My Mind's Eye I Believe
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, red rhinestones, polar white flower soft, yellow glitter (on star), VersaMagic chalk ink sea breeze

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #86

Edit:  This card won Top 3 honors at Aud Sentiments challenge #15!  : )

Oh man....... I'm such is goof!!!  I thought I'd scheduled this to post early this morning, but it got saved as a draft instead.  So all day today... no post.  So SORRY!!!!  Duhhhhhhh!!  Here's what you should have seen this morning!!

Well, it is Sunday and that means another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  YAY!!  There are again some fab-o cupcakes Rachel has chosen as our inspiration.  But first, my interpretation...

This is the first time I've ever colored a turkey, well at least in my adulthood!  It was fun and this one is soooo cute!!!  Now... here's the inspiration photo...

Aren't they something??  I'm just always amazed by these folks' talents.  These are sooo cute, those pumpkins and leaves are great, and that frosting just look so yummy!!  I went the fall colors for my card.  Probably shouldn't have gone with so much red, but I like red!!  : )

This great image is from Robyn's Fetish and it's called Tom Turkey.  Robyn's Fetish is our sponsor this week and kindly let the DT select from some of there digi images and digi paper.  They really have some really great images/paper in their shop so please head over and look them over.  For the random winner this week... 5 digital products.  That could be 5 images or 4 images and one digi paper.  It's quite a deal.  Well worth coloring up a turkey!  : )

Other challenges:
One Stitch at a Time - choose a season or event
Sparkle Creations - giving thanks
Digital Tuesday - anything with wings --- I was the random winner!!!  WooHOO!
Papertake Weekly Challenge - autumn skies
Creative Card Crew - let's give thanks
For Fun Challenge - be thankful
7 Kids College Fund - give thanks
ABC Challenge - H is for holiday
Aud Sentiments Challenge - being thankful
Stamp Something - something with thanks
EtsyInspired Challenge - Queen of Tarts Wafers (my inspiration)
Mark's Finest Papers - have a circle on your card

Thanks for stopping by today ladies.  Hope you come back soon.  If I don't post anything before then, have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!!

Stamps:  Robyn's Fetish Tom turkey digi image, PTI autumn abumdance (sentiment)
Paper:  October Afternoon fly a kite
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Nesties, yellow-gold rhinestones, VersaMagic sea breeze chalk ink
Techniques:  Copic markers

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #85

Good morning stamping fans!!  I hope your Sunday morning is starting out beautifully.  It looks like we might see the sun for awhile around my parts.  It's been pretty dreary the last few days.  But enough of the weather report!  We're all here to talk about stamping and today we'll talk about the new Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  Here's my try...

This is a wonderful digital image from Simply Betty Stamps called London.  Simply Betty is our sponsor this week and has many fabulous images, both digital and rubber.  Go take a look... I know you'll enjoy your visit.  But... the inspiration photo for us this week is...

Aren't these so kewl???  They just look soooo yummy!!  I must admit, I had a hard time deciding how to interpret this photo.  Finally, I decided I was most inspired by the colors.  So, I worked London up in reds, yellows, blacks and green (eyes).

I certainly hope you'll come and join in the fun this week.  The prize for one lucky random winner is 6 (yes SIX) digital images.  Wouldn't that be fun... picking out 6 digis!?!?!?

Stamping 411 - the SKETCH
Alphabet Challenge - C is for cats
Party Time Tuesdays - photo inspiration
Moving Along with the Times - nice and bright
Stamp Something - Novemeber digi day
EtsyInspired - Happy Day Designs (taking her dancing bracelet)

Thanks for stopping in today.  You are all so great and your comments really bring a smile to my face!!  A special thanks to those that take the time to leave me one.  Have a great day and have fun with this challenge.

Stamps:  Simply Betty Stamps London
Paper:  BG ???, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  WOC lace, rub-on sentiment, brads, Prima velvety flower, gold stickles
Technique:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils with gamsol

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Lifetime Together

Good Thursday folks.  Let me first say... THANK YOU to all the men and women that have risked or given their lives to keep our country free.  Your sacrifices are truly appreciated!!  Have a HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY!!!

Now for stamping.  My son got married on October 16 and I've still not gotten that card posted... until today.  I looked high an low for the best stamp for this occasion.  Then I found this wonderful Lili of the Valley stamp called Wedding Couple.

I actually saw this image on Dena's Stamping Corner blog.  I took a LOT of inspiration from her wonderful creation, then added some of my favorite embellies and touches.  Thank you for the nudge in the right direction Dena!  Your work is always so wonderful!!

Ryan and Lindsay's wedding colors were eggplant and limey green.  It was really so beautiful!!  I tried to give this little gal's roses an 'eggplanty' look, but I believe I fell a bit shy of that goal.  Oh well... it's still in the same purple family, right?  hahaha!

Their wedding was such a wonderful success.  It went off without a hitch and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely.  The following morning, the bride and groom had immediate family over for brunch and to share with them as they opened their remaining gifts.  That was a really special way to end the weekend.  I gave them this card when everyone else had left.  They really seemed to like it!!  : )  It was definitely made with love!!

Bizzy Becs - cute and sweet
CCEE Stampers - use store bought flowers
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - make a square card
One Stop Craft Challenge - embossing (there is a layer of white with dotted swiss embossing folder)
Creatalicious - all white
Kaboodle Doodles - make it vintage (I didn't do anything to make this vintage.  I just think it's a vintage-looking project)
Anything Goes - emboss it (see One Stop Craft Challenge)
For Fun - dry embossing (see One Stop Craft Challenge)
Crafts and Me - glitter

I guess that's it for this post.  Hope you've enjoyed your visit enough to come see me again sometime.  Take care and enjoy the rest of your day!!

Stamps:  Lili of the Valley wedding couple
Paper:  Gina K. pure luxury, all white CS
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Rub-on sentiment, large glitter rose, white glitter, white ribbon, white pearls, white doily, wedding cake brad, white lace from WOC, small white rose buds from WOC, cuttlebug folder dotted swiss
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Very Sweet Christmas Pair

Hello folks.  How's it goin' for you today?  Pretty good on my end.  Yesterday wasn't all that hunky dorrie so it was good to come home and do some coloring and designing.  I'm getting into the Christmas mood.  Well... the Christmas card mood.  OK, I know... stop 'talking' and start showing.  Will do!  Here's the pair I think is so sweet...

This is Stampavie's adorable image called Bear and Robin.  I'd seen this soooo much last year and finally purchased it at the very end of the season.  I didn't get to use it last year, but finally... I worked it up.  Sooo FUN!!  The funny thing is, I was working on the bear last night and was so frustrated as nothing was looking like I wanted it to.  Instead of getting more and more unhappy, I put it down for the night and would try again the next day (today).  Well, lo and behold!!!  It looked pretty darned good to me!  I really need to keep that in mind.  It may not be as bad as I think.  Waslk away and come back to it later.  Does this happen to any of you too???

This was the first time I've used my BG jovial paper pad.  I decided to go the red and black route as I just love plaids, especially these red and black plaids.  Doesn't it just look like a great pair of flannel jammies??  I really ended up liking this card except it still feels like it's missing something.  I don't know what so I'm not touchin' it!!

I used MS snowflake punches, then glittered them up and added a red button to each.  Now those little snowflakes around the sentiment are just some little dimensional stickers.  They came as white flakes with blue centers.  I used my copic marker (R27) to change them to red.  I'd heard about doing this, but had never tried it myself.  I've got to say this is sooooo kewl!!!  Makes me happy!!  I paper pieced teddy's little muffler.  Oh and I didn't do so well keeping the VersaMagic chalk ink of my little birdie.  She's a mess in these pictures, but please know I have now gone over all stamped lines with a Zig black pen.  Looks much better !  : )

I was able to work this card into several challenges for this week so better get started on that list!

Sketch Saturday - the SKETCH
Little Red Wagon - use the color red
Charisma Cardz - with love at Christmas
Stampin' B's - an animal in a die cut
Alphabet Challenge - B is for bird
Wags 'n Whiskers - sisters or friendship
Allsorts - twas the night before Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - create a square card
Crafty Calendar - Christmas snowflakes
StampARTic - Christmas with glitter
Christmas Card Challenge - photo inspiration
Paper Sundaes - let it snow
Pile it on - Christmas featuring animals
Whoopsi Daisy - it's Christmas
A Spoonful of Sugar - snow/snowflakes
ABC Christmas Challenge - winter wonderland
Drunken Stampers - punch me
The Burtonesque Dolls - anything goes

Whew!!  How's that for a 'couple of' challenges??  Thanks for dropping by today and come back soon.

Stamps:  Stampavie bear and robin, SU warm words
Paper:  BG jovial
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Nesties, MS snowflake punches, dimensional stickers (little snowflakes), glitter, BG buttons, black rhinestones, VersaMagic chalk ink - wheat
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ gamsol, sponging, paper piecing

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Birthday!

To no one in particular right now.  I just made up this card and thought I'd share it with you today.  I worked this up about a month ago, but just never got around to posting it.  I notice there are several birthday challenges this go round so thought it was a good time to post it.

This is another Tiddly Inks digital image.  Man... that's two in a row!!  Told ya I loved the Tiddly Inks store!!  : )  It's funny because the first time I printed off this image, I thought she was too small.  Then I printed of this one and found she was pretty darn big.  But I wanted to use her anyway... just not much creativity on the layout!!

Tiddly Inks has a line of these Lilly Bean images and they're all really fun.  This one worked up really quick, add some glitter, a few buttons and ribbon and you're good to go.

Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes birthday
7 Kids College Fund - birthdays
Lexi's Creations - birthdays
2 Sisters Challenge - birthday
Gingerloft - use buttons

A quick post today, but still so glad you came on by and hope you'll come back soon!

Stamps:  Tiddly Inks Big-Wishes Lilly Bean
Paper:  Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  BG buttons, ribbon, glitter
Technique:  Copic markers w/ prismacolor pencils

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Feeling so sassy!

Happy Sunday friends.  I certainly do hope yours is going well.  I'm running late today for posting the latest and greatest Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  Just wait until you see this week's inspiration photo.  I think you'll LOVE it!  But first, my interpretation...

It's Alice and she's from Tiddly Inks, our sponsor this week.  I am just crazy for Tiddly Inks images and have quite a few.  Tiddly Inks kindly provided a couple different images to the DT to help us with our challenge this week.  Suh-weet!!! And pssst... the winner of this week's challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher!!  Now that'll put a smile on your face!  Oh... and now for the inspiration...

Ain't those GREAT????  Man, that's a LOT of work!  From hats, to tea sets, to cheshire cats and more... they're just so darn cute.  Great find Rachel!!  The blue color really jumped out at me so that's exactly what I went with.  I'm not sure I did those cupcakes justice, but I had fun!

Once again I've chosen to keep the layout and embellies really simple.  I got this layout from Card Positioning Systems.  It was just what I was looking for.  The sentiment I went with a rub-on.  Sooooo easy!  : )

Other challenges:
Corrisive Challenge - black and blue
Anything Goes - the letter B (for blue)
My Time to Craft - quick and cute
Creative Card Crew - let's punch it
Crafty Creations - fables and fairy tales
Stamp Insantiy - punch drunk
Sweet Stampin Challenge - inspiration photo
Aly's Sunday Sketch - all about music - song (Her Name is Alice from the latest Alice in Wonderland movie).

I guess that's about it today.  Again... have a wonderful Sunday and we'll see you soon.  : )

Stamps:  Tiddly Inks time for tea digital image
Paper:  Heidi Swapp summer dress, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  MS punch, WOC cherry blossoms, rub-on sentiment, black rhinestones, ribbon
Techniques:  Copic markers with prismacolor pencils for shading