Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The second announcement is that you still have time to enter your application to be a part of the Flutter By Wednesday team. We have such an awesome time creating cards every Wednesday using fairies, butterflies and angels. Check out the details HERE!
See you soon!
This week our challenge is Anything Goes. I have wanted to use this rhinestone Cupcake phrase for the longest time, so I figured now was my chance!! If you would like to play along, please upload your creation HERE. Thanks for the memories!
Paper: DeLovely by Cosmo Cricket; Melon Mambo, Basic Black and
Monday, December 27, 2010
It's Monday, and we have snow on the ground! My toes were a bit frozen yesterday just like these adorable frogs' legs are in my card! Monday means new digital images from Artish for Paper Pretties! Next Monday is the official kickoff of our tenure as the Digi team from Paper Pretties, but we are warming up quite nicely with this week's image. Frozen Froglegs is the title, and it is available from Paper Pretties HERE. Dr. Feelgood is also being premiered today at Paper Pretties. ARTish is amazing, and it is really fun to use her creations each week!
Hop on over to the Paper Pretties blog HERE to see all of the creations from our inaugural team! There is so much talent to admire there, so it's worth the trip!
Today's challenge at Woodware USA is Anything Goes, and I have chosen to use my set called Birdsong from Woodware USA on my card. I actually used vellum and did embossing on my card--two things that hadn't been used for a long time! We would love for you to join us this week! Remember that if you play along, you will be entered into our monthly drawing to win a Woodware USA set. If you use a Woodware USA set in your creation, you will be given an extra entry. Upload your creation HERE to play along!
Stamps: Birdsong by Woodware USA
Paper: Vellum, Gold Shimmer, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; Judykins embossing powder; Martha Stewart ribbon; Bow Easy
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
We'd love to have you join us this week! Just upload your card HERE!
Stamps: Bells and Boughs and Warmest Regards by Stampin' Up
Paper: Deck the Halls DSP by SU; Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede by SU
Ink: Early Espresso by SU; Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; SU punch; Sizzix embossing folder
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I used the Christmas Plaque to make a background paper, and I printed it out on a piece of Basic Grey Mistletoe and Pear. I mounted it on Basic Black, and the card base is Riding Hood Red. I then printed out the Santa Claus card on Riding Hood Red, cut it down, and rounded the corners. I added black pearls to the tips of the letters. I printed the "Believe" sentiment (my absolute favorite) on Riding Hood Red and used my small oval punch from Stampin' Up and mounted it on the next highest size of punch. I finished off the look with silver pearls in the corner and a faux bow on the bottom. The Santa bingo card is from a set from October Afternoon that I purchased recently at Archivers. My little Santa in the background is a Swedish Santa candle holder...isn't he cute?
I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and the most blessed New Year!
Friday, December 17, 2010
I hope you are all making merry and keeping the stress down! Hang in there and enjoy the moments!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Danni is looking for a few talented paper crafters to join us on the FBW team, so check out the DT call HERE for more information! We are saying goodbye to our awesome guest designer, Erin. She has so much talent...stop by and say "hi" to her! And, I'm so excited to welcome back Kristie to our team. She is a former member of the team who came back to join us again. It's been so much fun for me to work with Kristie on both the Flutter By team and as part of her awesome design team at her challenge blog, Party Time Tuesdays. Give her a warm welcome back!
I borrowed this Sweet Pea stamp from my friend, Dawn because she has them all! I knew I wanted to get a little extra fussy for this card because it was our last before the "break." She is a beauty. I used the Sizzix Poinsettia die for the background...boy, was that a lot of cutting!
Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to catch the blog hop on January 5th!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thanks for stopping by today!
Monday, December 13, 2010
The BIG news? I was selected to be a member of the first ever Paper Pretties Digi Design Team! I'm so excited...I had to contain myself since I found out, but today is the day to tell you all! Our official term starts in January, but we have some images to share with you a little early! These are the new Monday releases from the awesomely talented ARTish for Paper Pretties. I have really come to love digital images, and I hope you will visit the Paper Pretties blog and site and buy some for yourself!!
My card today is reminding me of past summers at the campground that my parents owned. It was so fun to sit by the campfire and roast marshmallows. We were actually able to take our daughter this summer to that same campground and camp for a few days.
Stay tuned on Mondays for more Paper Pretties creations!
In the lane, snow is glistening.
A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight...
Walking in a Winter Wonderland!
Well, I can sing about it because we didn't receive any snow here, but I'm sure people in other parts are rolling their eyes, saying, "here we go again!" We hope that you will enjoy the cards the design team from Woodware USA has for you this week. Our challenge was to do a winter-themed card for this week's challenge! I just love this new little set from Woodware USA called Winter Tots...check it out HERE!
We would love for you to join us this week, and don't forget that we draw a monthly prize. You can find all of the details and participate HERE!
Stamps: Winter Tots by Woodware USA
Paper: unknown DSP; Real Red and Garden Green by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; May Arts ribbon; Spica glitter pens; SU oval and scalloped oval punches
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is a color combo this week -- using red and white. The high contrast colors really are striking and fun to play with. My Real Red satin ribbon came just in time for this card. I think I could live with just satin ribbon...it is so luscious! Check out the design team creations HERE for some more inspiration!
Stamps: Christmas Joy by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Whisper White and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Cuttlebug folders; SU Real Red satin ribbon; Martha Stewart diamond bling; Nestabilities; Christmas Cards Cricut Cartridge (for red shape); Red bling
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
- Stamp Something - Christmas Color Combo
- Copic Creations #40 - light source (here it is mid to upper left)
Stamps: Angel Girl by Motivet
Paper: Jovial by Basic Grey; Soft Suede and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers (R20, R21, R24, Y0000, Y28, C00, C04, E000, E00, E01, E11, E13); Spica glitter pens; Wonky Squares by Nestabilities; Cuttlebug embossing folder; velvet trim; button
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Our theme this week at Party Time Tuesdays is to use balloons!! Find details and upload HERE. I was so excited that the challenge fell on my little girl's birthday! I love this new image that I received from The Angel Company! It's a cute one!! The 6 was cut from Plantin Schoolbook, and the card shape was cut from Christmas Cards for the Cricut! The sentiment is from the Teddy Remembers set by Woodware USA.
This is Meredith's school picture from this year...she is growing up so fast! I can't believe that she is 6 already. Where does the time go? Happy Birthday, Sweet Pea!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Today is Monday, so shake off the blues! We had a whirlwind weekend, and it is only going to be more whirlwind this week, so I better buckle my seat belt! Today's challenge at Woodware USA is going to be to make a birthday card! You may need your sunglasses for this one!
I needed to step aside from the fall, winter, and Christmas cards that I have been making lately and take a glimpse at spring!! I am really starting to love the new yellow, Daffodil Delight, from Stampin' Up. It is gorgeous, and it is paired with Melon Mambo here!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is the fabulous sketch seen below! I had to tweak mine a bit, but that is the beauty of a good sketch...you can always make it fit the image you want! I've chosen to use two fabulous images from Sugar Creek Hollow this week...Vintage Postage Stamp and Christmas Plaque.
Check out my design team mates' creations as well...the talent of these ladies continues to amaze me week after week:
Stamps: Vintage Postage Stamp and Christmas Plaque by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Merry Moments DSP by Stampin' Up; Real Red, Basic Black, and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; rhinestone and pearl stickers; Spellbinders dies; SU ticket corner punch; SU ribbon
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
As I mentioned, the challenge this week is an open one, but don't forget to use a fairy, angel and/or butterfly on your card...that is the most important detail! We hope that you will join us this week! Happy Fluttering!
I have used the Mojo Monday Sketch #167 for my card today!
Stamps: Sunny Fairy by Karber Digital Images; sentiment from Paper Makeup
Paper: Love Me Do by My Mind's Eye; Soft Suede and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up
Ink: none (computer images)
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica Glitter Pens; Frosted Lace Stickles; Creative Memories cutting system; Nestabilities; ribbon; Quickutz star dies
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Our challenge this week at Party Time Tuesdays is to make a birthday card with any theme, so anything goes. Don't forget to include a birthday sentiment on the front of the card, so that we know it is indeed a birthday card! Check out details and upload your card HERE.
Monday, November 29, 2010
We'd love for you to join us this week. Our theme is anything goes, and you have the chance to win a monthly prize. You get double the entries if you use a Woodware USA stamp. Just upload to your blog or online gallery, and you can enter HERE on the Woodware USA blog to show us your stuff!! We'd love to see your creation!
Stamps: Tipsy Tree by Woodware USA
Paper: Jovial by Basic Grey; Riding Hood Red and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; ribbon and rick rack
Saturday, November 27, 2010
We were challenged to use a new technique this week called Faux Barn Board. You can find a tutorial HERE in case you haven't tried it!! I had some oopsies with it, but I think it turned out fairly well considering!
I kept my card simple today so that the image would truly shine forth. It was drawn by a young woman in Poland, and she did a spectacular job!
We are getting into the Christmas spirit and looking forward to this advent season! Blessings to you all!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Our challenge this week at Flutter By Wednesday was to make a thank you card in honor of Thanksgiving. I'm so thankful for the Flutter By Wednesday challenge and team and especially Danni. She is one of the most positive and uplifting people I know, and she's an inspiration to all of us! We would love to have you join us this week at Flutter By Wednesday as we say thank you! You can find all of the details HERE!
Stamps: Thank You sentiment by TAC
Paper: KaiserCraft designer paper; Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, and Basic Black by SU; Black glitter paper
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Accessories: SU butterfly die; Prima rhinestone flourish; Nestabilities; rhinestone stickers
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
We'd love to have you join us this week at Party Time Tuesdays for some fun! Just remember that in addition to follow the challenge of 1-2-3, you must create a birthday card that has a sentiment that indicates that on the front! Upload your creation HERE!
Also, don't forget that Party Time Tuesdays is having a design team call, and the details can be found HERE. It's always a party!
Accessories: Nestabilities; Copic markers; SU border punch; SU ribbon; SU punch;