Wednesday, December 30, 2009

FBW90 Snowflakes and Butterflies

I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season!! This is a quick post today as I am running around like crazy!! This week's Flutter By Wednesday challenge is an open one...just don't forget to use a butterfly/fairy/angel on your card!! Don't forget that the Flutter By challenge will be moving to its new home in the new year, so don't miss a beat!

I love butterflies (like you didn't know that!), and when I saw this sentiment in the new winter kit from Whiff of Joy, I knew I had to use it! I cut the snowflakes on the Cricut, and I used the butterfly punch for the silvery butterflies. The snowflakes are actually on a creamy shimmery paper, but the picture didn't pick it up all that well! Thanks for stopping by today!
Card Details:
Stamps: sentiment by Whiff of Joy
Paper: Silver and cream shimmer cardstock; Night of Navy and Night of Navy DSP by Stampin' Up
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch; Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge; Organdy ribbon by SU

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It's a Mommy and Me Mercy Sketch and a Free Digi from Rusty Pickle Digital Delights!!

Meredith and I spent the later half of the afternoon making these cards based on Mercy's Tuesday sketch this week. She wanted to do the same thing that I was only got a little hairy when she insisted on using my Creative Memories cutting system to cut her circles. I let her do it, but she quickly realized that her hands can't do everything! And, can you tell she likes bling stickers? Well, she does!
Did I mention a free digi? You can get the digi free HERE from the Rusty Pickle Digital Delights site. If you love digis, you'll think it is awesome! If you have never used a digi, why not download it and try it? He's a cutie! The image is the one that Meredith and I used for our cards today!!
Here is the awesome sketch we used from Mercy's BLOG. It was fun and very versatile! And, I also did the challenge from the Jacksonbelle Embellishments blog HERE by using the My Mind's Eye paper, which can be found in their store!

The Copics that I used for the image.
Don't can still win a set of 72 Copic Ciao from Michelle at Rusty Pickle Digital Delights. All you have to do to be entered is purchase $10 worth of stamps in her store, and you will be entered. Very easy!! And, pssst...there are very few entries, so your chances are very good!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Free Digi from Rusty Pickle Digital Delights
Paper: Basic Black and Tangerine Tango by Stampin' Up; Colorful Christmas by My Mind's Eye
Accessories: Creative Memories circle cutting system; Martha Stewart snowflake punch; rhinestone stickers; Liquid Applique

FBW89 Butterfly Wreath

Sorry for my late post...I got a little over committed in the last few days, and I absolutely crashed last night and didn't get my card done!! Bad blogger, bad blogger! LOL! I hope that all of you have either survived your holidays (Happy Hanukkah!!) or that you are finishing up the last minute details (Merry Christmas!!) or that you are happily unengaged with anything (Happy Winter Solstice!!). Oh, Happy Kwanzaa also...and Happy Festivus! Did I catch everything? I didn't want to leave anyone out because it gets so crazy at this time of the year!

Today's Flutter By Wednesday challenge is an open one...just don't forget the butterfly/fairy/angel component on your card! Mine was a concept in my head for a few days, but I pulled it together this morning. I hope you like my wreath! Please don't forget to visit all of my lovely team mates' blogs for equal inspiration. And, link your card up HERE to show off what you did! This card is also for a wreath challenge HERE.

Card Details:
Stamps: None
Paper: My Mind's Eye designer paper; Purely Pomegranate and Basic Black from Stampin' Up
Ink: None
Accessories: Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge; SU scalloped edge punch; EK Success snowflake border punch (snowflakes); EK Success for American Girl Crafts Butterfly border punch (butterflies); Making Memories Christmas fibers; Nestabilities

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

FBW88 A Christmas Butterfly

We have quite a treat for you today at Flutter By Wednesday! The very talented Mercy Kerin has designed a sketch challenge for us this week. I love, love, LOVE sketches, and I was very excited to tackle this one!! We would all love to see what your take on the sketch is this week...just don't forget to also include a butterfly, fairy, and/or angel on your card! That's the most important element, right? You can link your creation up HERE when you are finished! Don't forget that in the New Year we will have our new home, the Flutter By Wednesday blog!

I did something a little different with my butterfly. First, I took this image found HERE. It is an ornament, and it was a free download from Rusty Pickle Digital Delights. I printed two each of two different sizes, and I created a butterfly. Then, I used an Accucut die cut, and I cut it down to just the fit perfectly! Kismet! I wanted to make it a Christmasy butterfly, especially with it being an ornament and all! Voila!
Card Details:
Stamps: Ornament by Rusty Pickle Digital Delights; sentiment from SU
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Choc. Chip, Old Olive DSP, and Very Vanillaby SU; unknown glittery scrapbook paper
Ink: Choc. Chip by SU
Accessories: SU oval and scalloped oval punches; Accucut butterfly; Cuttlebug; MS snowflake punch; copic markers; spica glitter pens

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Caroling We'll Go

Hello all!! A quick post today to show you this adorable image from Rusty Pickle Digital Delights! I paired it with an amazing Mojo 116 sketch this week and colored with Copics. I had to use my Eskimo Kisses paper from Basic Grey, and away we go! I even used my Cricut to die cut the notes! Enjoy, and I'll be back tomorrow!

Card Details:
Stamps: Caroling Penguins by Rusty Pickle Digital Delights; Musical Score BG by SU
Paper: Old Olive, Choc. Chip by SU; Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey
Ink: Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry by SU
Accessories: CM cutting system; Nestabilities; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Basic Grey Ribbon; Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge
Copics: YR02; YR04, RV11, RV34, B12, B16, C00, C1, C3

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

FBW87 Santa Baby Flutters Too!

Good morning All!! It was a wild night here in Charlotte with high winds and rain pounding the windows. Even the window in my craft room was leaking...YIKES!! There's a lot of paper in there! Oh, the horror! Then, when we wake up this morning, it's sunny. Go figure! It will be 60 degrees today, then it will be in the 40s for the rest of week. Crazy! And, to top it all daughter turned 5 on Monday. Where did the time go? I have a 5 year old.

Today is Flutter By Wednesday, and this week we are challenged to make a winter-themed card using a butterfly, fairy, and/or angel on our cards. I saw on the Greeting Farm blog that someone had used the Santa hat from Xmas Sweeties and put it on Flutter Anya. Well, I had to duplicate that idea! Of course, I can't find the original card, but I didn't copy the card, just the idea. So, kudos to the genius who came up with the idea!!
Don't forget that Flutter By Wednesday is moving to a new home after the first of the year. The Flutter By Blog is up, so go and check it out! Meanwhile, after you have made your card, please link it up HERE, and we can all admire your crafting brilliance!

Card Details:
Stamps: Xmas Sweeties (hat) and Flutter Anya by The Greeting Farm; Sentiment from Season's Greetings by Stampin' Up
Paper: Merry Moments DSP, Real Red, and Garden Green by Stampin' Up
Ink: Garden Green by SU; Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Silver Bells and Royal Red Shimmerz; SU ornament punch
Copics: E00, E01, E02, Y11, Y21, E33, R24, R27, N5

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Rusty Pickle Meets Tuesday Sketches!!

Good morning all!! The Rusty Pickle Girls have a treat for you today! Michelle, creator of Rusty Pickle Digital Delights, is sponsoring today's sketch (#23) at Tuesday Morning Sketches. You can win 5 images from Rusty Pickle Digital Delights...awesome!!! All you need to do is make a card with the sketch above and link it up HERE. Easy, right? I had fun with this sketch as it has many possibilities, and it can also be flipped, so have fun!!

Tuesday Sketches Design Team:

Please visit them and give them some love for all of their hard work to bring you Tuesday Sketches!!

Rusty Pickle Digi DT:

That's a lot of people having a lot of fun stamping today!! We hope that you will join us in the fun! And, don't forget that you can still win the Copic markers from Michelle on the Rusty Pickle site!!

Card Details:

  • Stamps: Reindeer by Rusty Pickle Digital Delights
  • Paper: Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey; Choc. Chip and Kiwi Kiss by SU
  • Accessories: Red Rhinestone stickers; SU rubons; SU Modern Label and Word Window punches; CM Cutting system
  • Copics: E71, E74, E40, E25, N5

Friday, December 4, 2009

Season's Greetings!!

It's that time of year again, and I am woefully behind on my Christmas cards. How do I let this happen? I must seriously thrive under pressure!! I had to try out this image from Rusty Pickle Digital Delights...I printed it a little big, but I made it work on the card. It was really a dream to color! I was a little limited on my reds that I had, but things came together, and I am pleased. I hope no ornithologists are looking at my blog because I am not sure that I got the color grade and variations correct. Honestly, I don't know any ornithologists, so we should be ok!!
Don't forget to check out the Copic giveaway on the Rusty Pickle Digital Delights's an awesome contest that you won't want to miss!! And, you don't want to miss all of the cool samples and ideas over at the Rusty Pickle Digital Delights DT blog!
Here are the details:
Stamps: Cardinal by Rusty Pickle Digital Delights; More Great Greetings by Stampin' Up
Paper: Wassail by Basic Grey; Always Artichoke and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers; SU oval and scalloped oval punch; SU Always Artichoke ribbon; MS holly border and holly punches; Red rhinestone stickers

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

FBW86 Happy Colors, Please!!

It has been rather dreary here in the Charlotte region over the last few weeks...more rain and overcast than sun it seems. So, I thought I would inject a little cheerfulness into the mix!! I am woefully behind on my Christmas cards, so I am scrambling to figure out what to do! I'm even thinking, GASP, of just sending out a photo card this year!! Am I bad?
Today is Flutter By Wednesday, and we have a special guest, Mercy! She does amazing work and please be sure to stop by her blog and peruse a bit! I especially love the image she is working with this is amazing!!
We also welcome a new team member this week...Kimberly. We are so excited to have you join our super fun team, Kimberly! We also, sadly, must say goodbye to Taylor. We will miss you, Taylor, but we'll see you soon!
Today's challenge is an open one, so you just have to use a butterfly, fairy or an angel on your card this week. You can link up your creations HERE.
Some more exciting Flutter By Wednesday news...we are moving to a new home in the new year. The Flutter By Wednesday Blog is up and running...make sure to become a follower to keep up with all of the new changes!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Cloisonne Butterfly by Michael Strong
Paper: Pretties Please by My Mind's Eye; Baja Breeze and Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; SU punches; Nestabilities; SU rubons

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Rusty Pickle Digital Delights Snowman Debut!!

Wow, as promised, here I am!! I feel like I am just chillin' like this snowman cutie above from Rusty Pickle Digital Delights! I used Liquid Applique on his hat and Flower Soft for the first time using it, and I think I may be addicted to it!! I haven't ventured into the other types, but I thought that the "snow" might be a good first step!!

Don't forget about the amazing Copic giveaway from Rusty Pickle Digital's an awesome opportunity to expand your Copic collection or get it started!! And, we would love to see you hop on over to the Rusty Pickle DT blog to see other projects made with these adorable images!

This card is also for the Mojo Monday 115 sketch this is a fun one, however, I think my circle may be a bit overwhelming. However, it is such a cute image, I couldn't resist!!

I'll see you tomorrow for Flutterby Wednesday...can't wait!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Snowman by Rusty Pickle Digital Delights; Let it Snow by SU
Paper: Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up; Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey
Ink: Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic and Spica markers; Martha Stewart punch; glitter brad; CM cutting system; SU ticket corner punch; SU Scalloped oval punch