Tuesday, November 30, 2010

PTTC23 Happy Birthday, Jennifer!!

My friend Jennifer has a beautiful Golden Retriever named Scout, and when I saw this set from The Angel Company, I knew that I must own it!! I'm sure that every card I give her now will have some version of this image on it!!

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.

Card Details:
Stamps: Time With You and Fabulous Frames by The Angel Company;
Very Versatile by Stampin' Up
Paper: Holly Jolly by My Mind's Eye; Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla,
Early Espresso, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; SU taffeta ribbon

Monday, November 29, 2010

Anything Goes - Woodware USA Challenge #3

It's a Tipsy Tree for this week's Woodware USA challenge. I actually made an A-2 size card...trying to kill two birds with one stone (make a challenge card and make a Christmas card for sending to friends and relatives). I'm getting there, but there is going to be some serious scrambling coming ahead!

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!

Card Details:
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

Sugar Creek Hollow - Glory to God in the Highest

... and peace to His people on Earth. This wonderful digital image is available at Sugar Creek Hollow, and you can find it HERE. It is such an amazing work of art!

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

FBW132 Thankful Butterflies

It's Thanksgiving Eve, and I'm running around like a "turkey" with its head cut off! So many preparations, but I wanted to take the time to say thank you to my blog readers who visit and comment on my creations. You are all a blessing to me as you give me the inspiration to keep creating these cards.

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!

Card Details
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

PTTC22 - As easy as 1-2-3

One image, two designer papers, three different types of embellishments...that is how easy 1-2-3 really is! I used this wonderful designer paper from Kristie, one of our fearless leaders at Party Time Tuesdays! This was a fun card to do, and I was able to use it for one of my daughter's friends on her 6th birthday. I like to bring out my Greeting Farm stamps every once in a while! They are just so fun!

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!

Card Details:
Stamps: Princess Anya by The Greeting Farm
Paper: Unknown dsp; Close to Cocoa and Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nestabilities; Copic markers; SU border punch; SU ribbon; SU punch;
Basic Grey pearls; Basic Grey rub-ons

Monday, November 22, 2010

Woodware USA Challenge #2-One Layer Card

I did it, and it was so freeing...only one layer to this card!! I can't believe it!! Our challenge this week at Woodware USA is to make a one-layer card. And, you can WIN A STAMP SET!! Enter in our challenge, and you will receive one entry into the monthly drawing. Use a WOODWARE USA stamp, and you will receive TWO chances to WIN!! Doesn't get any better than that! And, there aren't a lot of entries so far, so your chances are exponentially better! What are you waiting for? Check out the design team samples and details HERE!!

I have used the set I Love Snowmen by Woodware USA, and it is one of my favorites. I used the button stamp to make a border around my main image. I colored both the snowman and button images with Copics. Then, I enhanced the buttons with Spica Glitter Pens. From there, I used Stickles to make the Snowmen sparkle, and I used Liquid Applique to make the trim puffy! Fun, fun, fun! The card measures 4 1/4 inches square...can't wait to send it out for my holiday cards!

Cheers...thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to enter the challenge before next Sunday at 8:00 pm.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thank You!!

Second post for today! Please scroll down for my Sugar Creek Hollow card!

A quick post to show you this fun Paper Pretties image from Victoria Case. If you haven't checked out Paper Pretties in a while, they are under new ownership and the shipping is fantastic! Heather has added new artists and enhanced their digital image selection. Check it out!

My card is for a few challenges today:

1. Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - thank you card

2. Paper Sundaes #44 - Pick your toppings (ribbon; blue; corner punch)

3. Stamp Something - Thank you

Thanks for stopping by today!! See you again soon!

Card Details:
Stamps: Everyday Lily by Victoria Case for Paper Pretties
Paper: Marakech by Basic Grey; Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, and Kraft by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Making Memories trim; corner rounder; SU word window and modern label punch;

SCH Sensational Harvest Blessings

Our challenge this week was to use a digi that hadn't been used, so I chose to use Blue Plate Special image from Sugar Creek Hollow. I loved the image the minute I saw it, but I hadn't gotten around to using it. When I was planning this week's card, I got the idea of putting the plates on sparkly chargers, then putting them on a table runner. I made the table runner by adding lace to the edges and running the paper through the Cuttlebug to give it some texture. The sentiment is also from Sugar Creek Hollow.

Tracy has added the most exquisite new image to the store. I had already made my card for this week, but this drawing of the baby Jesus in the manger is awe-inspiring. Check it out HERE.

Card Details:
Paper: Night of Navy and shimmery white cardstock by Stampin' Up; Shimmer blue by unknown
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder; lace trim; SU circle punches

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FBW131 Butterfly Angel

Happy Flutter By Wednesday everyone!! We have an open challenge for you this week, and we hope you will join us! Just remember to include a butterfly, angel, and/or fairy on your card. Link it up HERE and dazzle us!

I was able to use two images from Sugar Creek Hollow this week on my FBW card. I printed the Butterfly Angel image on designer paper from My Mind's Eye, and I was really pleased with how it turned out!! I added the small snowflakes to accent that image. The "Believe" sentiment is also from Sugar Creek Hollow, and I used a ribbon slide set from Nestabilities to make it. The black satin ribbon is from Stampin' Up along with Riding Hood Red and Basic Black cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today...see you again soon!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

PTTC21 Easel Card

It's Tuesday, and it's time to PARTY!! Our challenge this week at Party Time Tuesdays is to make an easel card. I hadn't made one in a while, so this was a treat. I used my DeLovely paper by Cosmo Cricket for the ever-classic pink and black combination. Isn't it a great combo? I LOVE black satin ribbon! We'd love to see your easel cards, so check out this tutorial HERE to make one. Then, upload your creation at Party Time Tuesdays and share it with the world.

The tutorial is for a 4 1/4 inch card. My card is 5 1/2 inch square, so cut your main piece of cardstock--5 1/2 x 11 inches. From there, score on the 5 1/2 (down the middle) and score 2 3/4 from the other end. This will work perfectly, although you may have to maneuver a little to get the 2 3/4. I usually measure and score the line from there on my Scor Pal.

Card Details:
Stamps: None
Paper: DeLovely by Cosmo Cricket; Melon Mambo
and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Ink: None
Accessories: Cricut; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Nestabilities
(Scrapmart exclusive); SU black satin ribbon; black pearls

Monday, November 15, 2010

Woodware USA Color Combo and First Challenge for YOU!

It is Monday, and that means today I'm featuring a card from Woodware USA. Today we are starting our first challenge with participants, and we are excited! We hope that you will join us!! We don't require a Woodware USA image, but you get an extra entry into our monthly drawing if you do use one! That's right, a monthly drawing for a free set of Woodware USA stamps (a $15 value). You can't go wrong with that, now can you? We would love to have you participate, so go HERE for all of the details and some inspiration from my teammates!

This is the inside of my card because I just couldn't make it work on the outside of the card!

Card Details:
Paper: Merry Moments DSP, Garden Green, and Chocolate Chip CS by Stampin' Up
Ink: Silver Encore; Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica Glitter Pens; SU and unknown rick-rack ribbon; Nestabilities (ribbon slide and front image); Sizzix embossing folder; silver pearls

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Let There be Peas on Earth!

It is a sensational shabby chic Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow this week! We have a challenge this week of using light blue, pink, kraft and chocolate chip for our colors, and it was hard to incorporate all of that into a holiday card also, but I hope I pulled it off! I used the wonderful crinkly ribbon from the Sugar Creek Hollow store, and I was finally able to incorporate a charm into my work! Yay!! We hope you will stop by the rest of the teams' blogs and leave them some love...they are a most extraordinarily talented group of women! Blessings to you all this fine Saturday!

Card Details:
Stamps: Let there be Peas... by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Mistletoe and Pear by Basic Grey; Pretty in Pink, Kraft, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica glitter pens; Nestabilities; Crinkly ribbon; EK Success border punches; charm

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FBW130 Try this one on for size!

Happy Wednesday everyone!! It's time for another Flutter By Wednesday! We have a fun treat for you this week. We were all challenged to try a "window" card. Well, this can have many interpretations! I chose to do a Tent Card, and you can find a tutorial HERE. We would love to have you join us this week at the Flutter By Wednesday challenge, so upload your creation HERE.

The tent card was super easy, especially since my entire card is done with a Cricut! I was having fun with it this past weekend...the card shape is from the new seasonal cartridge, Christmas Cards, and the sentiment and butterfly are from the cartridge Create a Critter. The more I use my Cricut, the more comfortable I get with it. Why did I ever wait so long to get one! In fact, today, I'm going to be cutting 12 daisies for the girls to decorate in Meredith's new Daisy Girl Scout troop. She is so excited, she can hardly stand it! But, I digress...

Card Details:
Stamps: None, can you believe it?
Paper: Melon Mambo CS and DSP, Pink Pirouette, and Gable Green by Stampin' Up
Ink: none
Accessories: Create a Critter and Christmas Cards cartridges by Cricut; gems; SU pink ribbon

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

PTTC20 "Happy Birthday to YOU!"

Sing it with me...Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday dear...Well, you know how it goes. What would a birthday be without a little bit of music? This week at Party Time Tuesdays we have an inspiration picture for you. When I saw the picture, I knew of one image from Sugar Creek Hollow that I wanted to use. I always love when everything comes together! We would love to have you join us this week, so take a look at the post HERE and join us! You too can be inspired by this awesome cake!

We also have a design team call at Party Time Tuesdays for a start date of January 1, 2011. You can find all of the details HERE.

Card Details:
Stamps: sentiment from Stampin' Up; Sing and Make Music by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Kaisercraft DSP; Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Ink: Early Espresso by SU
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; ribbon; Basic Grey pearls; SU modern label punch

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hippest Hop on the block from Woodware USA

Welcome to our Wonderful Woodware USA Blog Hop! We are so glad you are joining us today. We want to highlight some of Woodware USA’s more recent additions and a few old favorites. Our blog hop is an easy one today—you just have to remember these simple rules:

1. Visit all of the design team’s blogs and leave a comment by Wednesday, November 10th at 8:00 pm EST.
2. We will have one winner drawn from one of our design team’s blogs, but it’s a secret. You will win a stamp set and a large assortment of other goodies!
3. To be eligible to win you need to comment on all of the design teams’ posts and this post on the Woodware USA blog.

We are also excited to announce that starting next week we will be including everyone in our challenges. We want to see your amazing creations. Everyone who participates will get an entry into a monthly drawing for prizes. And, there will be opportunities to get multiple entries per week. We want you to love Woodware USA as much as we do!

Design Team Members:

Nancy (you are here)
Woodware Blog

Card Details:
Stamps: Mary and Friends by Woodware USA
Paper: DSP unknown; Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, and Close to Cocoa by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Melon Mambo by SU
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Basic Grey pearls; SU oval and scalloped oval punches; SU satin ribbon; Bow Easy

Saturday, November 6, 2010

SCH Sensational Saturday Blog Hop

Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and an amazing Blog Hop! We have some beautiful holiday images for you to gaze at today!! It's a fun way to get some ideas for the holidays, and these creations are spectacular! I have used Christmas Star by Sugar Creek Hollow and a wonderful sketch provided for us and pictured below for my creation today! We would love for you to play along, so make your creation using the sketch and link it up with Mr. Linky HERE. Enjoy the HOP and Shop til you DROP!!

Card Details:
Paper: Holly Jolly by My Mind's Eye; Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica glitter pens; Martha Stewart snowflake punch; Nestabilities; Basic Grey pearls; lace

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

FBW129 Flutter By and In Style Stamps!!

Happy Hump Day...it's a Fluttery Hump Day! This week at Flutter By Wednesday, we are being sponsored by In Style Stamps. They provided the design team with some adorable images, and I chose to work with Fairy Chloe this time. She is a cutie! I made my card into a shaped card using my Nestabilities...the only problem is it wouldn't stand on its own! LOL!! We would love to have you join us this week, as we have an open challenge. Just don't forget to use your butterfly, angel or fairy. Get all the details and upload your creation HERE. You will have the chance to win 4 digital images from In Style Stamps! Now, that's a prize!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Fairy Chloe by In Style Stamps
Paper: Concord Crush and Lavender Lace by Stampin' Up
Ink: Almost Amethyst to sponge
Accessories: Copic markers; Stickles; Spica Glitter Pens; Martha Stewart Bling; Nestabilities; Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

PTTC19 A Masculine Birthday

I'm always at a loss for masculine cards because my cards always seem so girly! Well, this week I have a masculine card that uses ribbon and still looks masculine! Thank goodness for chocolate chip ribbon! Our challenge at Party Time Tuesdays this week is Anything Goes. You know you need to make a birthday card, so make one and join us this week for challenge #19. Upload your creation HERE!

I have used my new Wonky Squares Nestabilities...they are so fun! The designer paper is Oliver by Basic Grey, and the the cardstock is Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Kraft, and Close to Cocoa by Stampin' Up. The sentiment is from my computer, and I used my paper piercing tool to make the faux stitching around the circle. To give texture to the Wonky Square, I used the woodgrain Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday, Monday…and we have a day off!! It fell on the perfect day this year…right after Halloween. Lots of candy has infiltrated our home—let’s hope that it is forgotten in a couple of days!

Welcome to a new challenge at Woodware USA, and it is anything goes this week. You will see all sorts of creations from our very talented design team. And, insert drum roll, starting next week, you too will be able to play along with us. And, there will be prizes on a monthly basis! Have I piqued your interest? I hope so!! Check back next Monday, November 8th for a new challenge and a blog hop to show you all of the awesome new sets from Woodware USA.

Rachel, who has the wonderful challenge blog Cupcake Inspirations, is on our Woodware USA design team. This week, Woodware is sponsoring her challenge, and I was privileged enough to create a card with this week's inspiring cupcake. Isn't it a beauty? I just loved it, and it was fun to make a creation for it!
Card Details:
Stamps: Teddy Remembers by Woodware USA
Paper: Indian Summer by Basic Grey; Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie cardstock by Stampin’ Up
Ink: Palette Noir; Early Espresso by Stampin’ Up
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica Glitter Pens; Nestabilities;
Making Memories trim; Martha Stewart border punch