Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Paper Pretties and Flutter By Wednesday News

Just wanted to let you all know that Paper Pretties is having a sale until the end of the year where you can get your entire purchase at 30% off!! That is an amazing sale...just use the code MERRYCHRISTMAS to get your awesome deal! Only a couple of days left!

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!

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

It's my last post with the Party Time Tuesdays team. I've had a lot of fun creating birthday cards every week, and I will miss this time on Tuesdays! Thanks to Kristie and Dianna for making it so much fun!

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!

Card Details:
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes and Versatile Verses by Stampin' Up
Paper: DeLovely by Cosmo Cricket; Melon Mambo, Basic Black and
Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica Glitter Pens; Nestabilities; Word Window and
Modern Label punches by Stampin' Up; unknown ribbon

Monday, December 27, 2010

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots!

2nd post today -- scroll down for Woodware USA

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!

Card Details:
Stamps: Frozen Froglegs by ARTish for Paper Pretties
Paper: BoBunny designer paper; Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, and Going Gray by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; EK Success corner punch; Prima bling flourishes

Woodware USA Challenge #7 - Anything Goes

Wow, I survived Christmas!! Barely!! We got a little snowy surprise on Christmas night, so Sunday was spent playing in the snow. That is a novelty here in Charlotte, NC, but it is nice when it only lasts a day or two. Having grown up near Buffalo, NY, snow usually lasted from Halloween until Easter, so it was easy to get sick of the white stuff!

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!

Card Details:
Stamps: Birdsong by Woodware USA
Paper: Vellum, Gold Shimmer, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Copic markers; Judykins embossing powder; Martha Stewart ribbon; Bow Easy

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Party Time Tuesdays Color Challenge

It's Tuesday, and we have a color combo challenge for you this week at Party Time Tuesdays--red, green, and white! Perfect timing for me as I needed a birthday card for my father-in-law. His birthday sometimes gets lost in the shuffle being so close to Christmas, so my Christmas-y birthday card was a good fit for him!

We'd love to have you join us this week! Just upload your card HERE!

Card Details:

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

Woodware USA Challenge #6 - Gettin' Sketchy!

I decided to go very low-tech with designing the sketch this week for Woodware USA's challenge. Check out the details and enter your card HERE. I actually constructed the sketch in a word processing program, but initially I had difficulty translating it into a picture. So, I just decided to make the sketch out of cardstock and take a picture of it. Well, one of our more high tech designers (Kerry) on our Woodware team was able to translate it for me, but I had already done this one. So, this week, we will be old-fashioned!! And, this is my first official sketch that I have designed...woohoo!!

I have used the Deck the Halls designer paper from Stampin' Up along with Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler. The stamp set is Holly Swirls by Woodware USA, and I finally was able to ink it up! It is a beautiful set! The sentiment is also Woodware USA, and it is Traditional Christmas Greetings. I used Copic markers to color the image and Nestabilities to cut the scalloped ovals!

Check back tomorrow for my Party Time Tuesdays card!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

SCH Believe in Santa Claus

Greetings all!! I tried to use one of the digis from Sugar Creek Hollow that I hadn't used yet. That was our challenge this week, and I had a lot of fun with the ones that I chose. We are going to be taking a two week break for the holidays, but we will be back January 8th with some fresh designs for you!

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

Two Quick Christmas Cards

Two quick and almost identical Christmas cards! I found these lovely little cards for October Afternoon at Archivers this past weekend! I knew that they would make super fun Christmas cards...just love the old Dick and Jane books!

I hope you are all making merry and keeping the stress down! Hang in there and enjoy the moments!
Card Details:
Stamps: Winter Tots (snowflakes) by Woodware USA
Paper: Basic Black by Stampin' Up; DSP by October Afternoon
Ink: Silver Encore
Accessories: ATC cards from October Afternoon; EK Success border punch; Red gingham ribbon by SU

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

FBW135 Merry Christmas Break!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Flutter By Wednesday fans! This is our last post for 2010 so that we can take a little holiday break! Our challenge this week is open, so upload your card HERE if you want to play along. You don't want to miss our first post of 2011 with a blog hop happening on January 5th! Don't forget about us because we will be back!

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!

Card Details:
Stamps: Sweet Pea
Paper: Mistletoe and Pear by Basic Grey; Riding Hood Red,
Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; glitter glue; Sizzix poinsettia die;
Spica glitter pens; Prima gem flourish

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

PTTC25 A Birthday Sketch for You

We have a sketch for you this week at Party Time Tuesdays!! It's a simple sketch, so make sure you find some time to play with us this week! I had to use some bright cheery colors to break out of the winter (I know we aren't even out of fall yet) blahs! Upload your card HERE and play with us! See the sketch below:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Card Details:
Stamps: none
Paper: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Chocolate Chip, and
Daffodil Delight by Stampin' Up
Ink: none
Accessories: Nestabilities; SU Chocolate Chip satin ribbon;
butterfly charm; Create a Critter Cricut cartridge

Monday, December 13, 2010

YIPPEE...Some "Prettie" AWESOME News!!

This is my second post today. Please scroll down for my Woodware USA post!

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!

Card Details:
Stamps: Campfire, Ranger Raccoon, and Tent by ARTish for Paper Pretties; sentiment by Paper Pretties
Paper: Kraft, Early Espresso, and Garden Green by Stampin' Up
Accessories: SU oval and scalloped oval punches; brown twine; Copic markers

Woodware USA Challenge #5 - It's WINTER!!

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?
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!

Card Details:
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

Christmas Joy - Sugar Creek Hollow

It's the weekend!! And, we all know what the weekends are like in December...BUSY!! I hope that all of you are well and that you are handling the stress well. I know that I often get caught up in all of the things to do in the holiday season! This year, I'm trying my best to remember to relax and concentrate on the true reason for this holiday--the birth of Jesus. That is my true Christmas Joy!

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!

Card Details:
Stamps: Christmas Joy by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Whisper White and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Ink: none
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

FBW134 An Angel Gets Her Wings

Happy Wednesday! We have a day off from school today, so it seems as if it will be errand running day! We have an open challenge this week at Flutter By Wednesday, and I so wanted to use this angel stamp from Motivet, and here she is!! Isn't she just precious? She was fun to work with, but what stamps aren't fun to work with?
For more details and to link up your card for FBW this week, please click HERE.
Two more challenges for this card:

Card Details:

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

PTTC24 Happy 6th Birthday, Meredith!

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!
Card Details:
Stamps: Wonder and Joy by The Angel Company; sentiment from Teddy Remembers by Woodware USA
Paper: Melon Mambo DSP and cardstock, Pink Pirouette cardstock by Stampin' UP;
pink glitter paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Plantin Schoolbook and Christmas Cards Cricut cartridges; SU pink ribbon;
SU oval and scalloped oval punches; copic markers; spica glitter pens

Monday, December 6, 2010

Woodware USA Challenge #2 - Happy Birthday!!

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!

Card Details:
Stamps: Floral Frames and Garden Greetings by Woodware USA
Paper: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Palette Noir
Accessories: Copic markers (RV23, RV25, RV29, G21, G24, G28); Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders; EK Success border punches; Nestabilities (exclusive from ScrapMart)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow - Season's Greetings

Happy December everyone! I know that this month will fly by, so I'm trying to get my calendar in order for the holidays. I still don't have all of my Christmas cards made, but I'm halfway there, so that is a good thing! I think my Cricut is going to see lots of action in the coming weeks!

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:

Card Details:
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

FBW133 A Dream...

Happy Hump Day! It's Flutter By Wednesday, and we have a fun, open challenge for you this week!! We are so fortunate to have been given a wonderful digi called Sunny Fairy from Karber Digital Images. What a cutie she is!! Find out your chance to win two free digital images from this fun company HERE.

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!

Card Details:
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