Today is the Belli Challenge and we had to dig through our stamps and use one we haven't used in a long while. Well, I've had this Close To My Heart "Spiderwebs" set for over two years and have never used it until now. I don't even want to look in my craft closet to see the unused stamps I have!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
It's Midnight Madness time and my image is from our Weekly Sponsor "Prairie Fairy Designs". Our monthly sponsor is "Sunshine and Giggles". Just a quick posting as it's late and I'm a bit sleepier than normal!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Another Monday and another Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions! Repeat Impressions "Stamp of the Week" is on their blog "The House that Stamps Built", and "2908-I, Shade of the Elm" is the featured stamp! Make sure you visit their blog for the special offer on this stamp! The details to this offer is only available on their blog! Also, check out the rest of the design teams' fabulous creations with this fun and versatile stamp. The sentiment is from their "Quartet Complements" which has quite a number of excellent sentiment stamps.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Oh my goodness, Deedee came out with a few new digis today and I immediately had to whip out this cute Halloween card using the "Sweetest Treat" digi set! The sentiment is included in the set along with a few others. You must hop over to Deedee's Digis and see the adorable images that she has drawn this week.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Here's a sweet card using "Winter Emma & the Chickadee" from Fred, She Said. I just love this new color combination of red, black and cream. I purchased "Magic of the Season", a Christmas paper stack from Hobby Lobby with those colors!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps are releasing new stamps next week, and here's a sneak peek of a delightful set called Itty Bitties!! You can use them as a full set, or as individual inchies. These are just too too cute! My card fits the Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge this week!
Make sure you join us next Tuesday for the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog Hop! You'll just love what the design team has created with the new stamps!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
It's What If? Wednesday over at "The House that Stamps Built" and Repeat Impressions! The sketch is a fun one, so hop over to the blog and play along with us! You'll love what the design team has created this week!
I'm excited to announce that the Snowglobes and Ornaments stamps are officially released and you can find them HERE! My card uses the "8903-L, House Snow Globe" which I made to look like an ornament using the "8911-B, Ornament Topper".
Monday, August 23, 2010
Midnight Madness is here again, and my card uses the too cute image "Zoe & Gemma's Snow Fun" by Wags 'n Whiskers who is our Weekly Sponsor. Our Monthly sponsor is Michelle Perkett Studio.
We are also welcoming three new Guest Team Designers on the Midnight Madness team. They are Holly Moore, Marsha Sanderlin, and Connie M. Drop by their blogs and see their creations!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Today is Holiday Sunday, where I make a Holiday card for you! My creation is from the newest release from Repeat Impressions called "Snow Globes & Ornaments". There are some fantastic snow globes in this series, as well as ornaments of snowflakes, candy canes and more! Check the website next week for the anticipated release and put your order in before they sell out!! Don't forget the Christmas Penguins stamps that were released last week! I'll be showing more cards I created using that set in the new few weeks!
My card uses the Snowflake Ornament, and I added some swirls from Inkadinkado to showcase it! The sentiment is also with this release!
Friday, August 20, 2010
A quick card today! I just love this new paper stack I got at JoAnn's. It's so pretty! Stay tuned for tomorrow's "Holiday Sunday" where I will show another Christmas Card using the new Snow Globes & Ornament stamps being released next week from Repeat Impressions.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Well, those darling Christmas Penguins have been officially released, and you can find them all on the Repeat Impressions website HERE! Here's another cute card I made with "8807-M, Merry Penguins" and kraft cardstock! Stay tuned for more cards made with the penguins!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
It's time for Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge, and I used the darling new Snowman from the "Let it Snow" digistamp set by Deedee's Digis. Can you believe he's only $1.00??? You must hop over to Deedee's and see what other fabulous digis she has this week!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
This Second Blog Hop is by "The House that Stamps Built" and Repeat Impressions! They are releasing the most beautiful Snow Globes & Ornaments stamps ever!! Just wait until you see what the design team has created for you! Please take a moment to comment on our posts as we love feedback!
If you participated in our last hop, make sure you look and see if you won the Blog Candy offered at that time! Also, the link for the newly Released Christmas Penguins stamps is up and running for purchasing! You'll find this link on The House that Stamps Built!
Along the way of the Hop, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you've reach the end of the blog hop and gathered up all the words, email Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org and your name will go in for a draw for an Unmounted Snow Globes & Ornaments Stamp Sheet! WOW! What a prize!! To get a second entry into the draw you must make a comment on each designer's blog as well as The House that Stamps Built blog! You must complete the hop and email your phrase no later than 10:00 pm , Sunday August 22nd!
My Special Code Word is: REPEAT
Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way (in this order, left to right):
Here is my card for the Hop! I used Plum and Brown for my feature colors and am loving these shades! I just love this card! I stamped the snowflakes (that comes with the Snow Globes & Ornaments) in Plum and Brown ink on my ivory cardstock. I stamped my snow globe on ivory cardstock then colored with Copic Markers. I cut out the snow globe, and mounted it with pop dots to my cardstock panel. I added a sentiment that comes with the sheet, and a glittery snowflake with brown pearls.
Today is the Belli Challenge and our challenge was to make a round card and put something metal on it! It is always fun to go outside your box and create a card that's different from the norm. My image "A Gift for Snowman" is from Sweet 'n Sassy and I created a spring card to showcase the darling snowman! Oh my gosh, he's just too cute! Rose and Sage Green are my new favorite colors, I think!
Also, I'm excited to say that my sister, Robin, has joined the Belli Challenge Design Team and it's going to be so much fun working beside her! Make sure you hop over to her blog and give her lots of love and encouragement!
It's Midnight Madness Challenge, and you can choose the fancy sketch or the clean and simple sketch for your card this week! I chose the fancy sketch and had a bit of fun with a Halloween Theme!! My second card features a darling Mermaid from Michelle Perkett Studio! The MMSC67 weekly Bonus sponsor is Sugar Creek Hollow, and the August Monthly Sponsor is Michelle Perkett Studio.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Another Monday and another Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions! Repeat Impressions "Stamp of the Week" is on their blog "The House that Stamps Built", and "211-P Chickadee at Rest" is the featured stamp! Make sure you visit their blog for the special offer on the Chickadee stamp! The details to this offer is only available on their blog! Also, check out the rest of the design teams' fabulous creations with this fun and versatile stamp.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Deedee's Digis is sponsoring a challenge over on the Stamping Sisters in Christ Blog, and here are the details:
"Randi is our hostess so she will be writing a devotional for that week. She has selected the verse from Proverbs 17:22 "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." (NIV) Her challenge is to make a clean humorous card. Lets see some laughter!"
My card uses the Noses 4 Sale digistamp set from Deedee!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Deedee's Digis has a few new digistamps for Fall in the store this week! I created this cute card using the Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge! This digistamp set is called "Harvest Love". The sentiment is from the digistamp set called "Hello Pumpkin".
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wow! Another Blog Hop! This Blog Hop is for "The House that Stamps Built" and Repeat Impressions! They are releasing the cutest Christmas Penguin stamps ever!! Just wait until you see what the design team has created for you! Please take a moment to comment on our posts as we love feedback!
Along the way of the Hop, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you've reach the end of the blog hop and gathered up all the words, email Wendy at email@example.com and your name will go in for a draw for an Unmounted Holiday Penguins Stamp Sheet! WOW! What a prize!! If you can make the words into the "Special Phrase", you'll get a second entry into the draw! You must complete the hop and email your words or phrase no later than 10:00 pm Monday, August 16th!
My Special Code Word is: AGAIN
Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way (in this order, left to right):
* Lynette Neus * Makiko Jones * Michele Greenwood * Robin Kirkpatrick *
Here is my cute card for the Hop!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
CLICK HERE for the What If? Challenge and Sneak Peek!
Today I am Guest Designer with Creative Cuts and More and am participating in their Baby & Bridal Show Blog Hop! I am so excited and have had so much fun creating my projects for this event! In case you didn't know, the Blog Hop starts at Diecut Diva's blog and continues from there. You want to make sure you stop at every blog along the way and see the fantastic cards and projects that were created for this Blog Hop! I even hear they are giving a prize away! Read all about it on their blog so you can have a chance to win! Also, if you purchase from Creative Cuts and More this week (up til tAugust 18th), you'll receive 20% off your entire order! Just use this coupon code when you go to check out: babybridalhop20
If for some reason, one of the links is broken along the way, do not worry! Just hop back over to Diecut Diva's blog where the complete list of designers will be.
Make sure you visit us all: Die Cut Diva, Noelle, Lisa, Darsie (that's me), Holly, Kayla, Melisa, Pamela, Becky, Steph and Chris!
I chose to do the Baby part of the Baby & Bridal Show and I was immersed in die cuts, ribbon, pearls, roses and glitter for a whole day! It was too much fun! Creative Cuts and More is a company that specializes in die cuts for all occasions. You can find almost any kind of basic die cut for party favors, cards, and any project you can imagine. Hop over and take a peek at what they have to offer!
Once you've finished here, head on over to Holly's Blog!
Now on to my projects! Isn't this the most darling baby ensemble you've seen? (if I do say so for myself) I am so pleased with it!! :)
My projects uses the following die cuts: Baby Shoe, Oval Window A7 Scallop Card - Horizontal, Rectangle Picture Frame Large, and the Tuck Top Cube Box with Layers Set.
And I got to play with the most luxurious Velvet Paper I've ever used! I put it through the Cuttlebug using a Spellbinder Oval Scalloped Nestabilities and when I took it out of the die, it had embossed it as well! It was SO COOL! I definitely have to get more of it! They have so many pretty colors to choose from, and you must have them ALL!
Here you can see a close up of the Lavender Velvet Paper, and the Rectangle Picture Frame Large. I embossed the frame with the new "Kassie's Brocade" Cuttlebug Folder, added glittery swirls and corner die cuts, then topped it off with pearls, a fluffy organza bow and a lavender rose from Prima Marketing. I layered the frame onto a sweet purple plaid paper from the Boy's Nursery paper stack from Die Cuts with a View then to the velvet paper, then to white Bazzill cardstock.
This is the most darling Baby Shoe ever! I used lavender plaid paper for my shoe and it is so easy to construct! These little shoes are perfect for party favors at a Baby Shower! I used tulle for my fluffy bow, and decorative pearls for all of the edging. Add a swirly diecut, and a rose on top of the bow, then fill it with candy!
I made a Baby Block out of the Tuck Top Cube Box with Layers Set, substituting one piece of the layers set with a piece of the Velvet Paper. My block letters are from Inkadinkado and I added the faux stitching with a Micron black pen. Once again, my bow is made of tulle, another Prima Marketing Rose and tiny pearls to finish it off. This cute little block can hold small mints or a tiny gift for your guests at the Baby Shower. My paper is from the Nursery Stack from Die Cuts with a View.
How cute is this card? I just love it! I've used the Oval Window A7 Scallop Card - Horizontal die cut for the card, and added a sweet paper from the Nursery stack on the front. I cut out a Scalloped Oval using the Lavender Velvet Paper and added tiny pearls around it. If you look close, you can see how the velvet paper was embossed when I cut out the Oval! My sentiment is by Stampendous and I layered it to velvet paper. I had cut with a border die from Spellbinders. More swirls, fluffy organza bows, roses, pearl sprays and white satin ribbon, and the card is a gift in itself when you add the baby's picture!
Today is the "What if? Challenge" over at "The House That Stamps Built" and I am using a wonderful set of stamps that will be released next week! Today I'm giving you a sneak peek, and tomorrow is our Blog Hop to show off the new stamp set! You are sooo going to love the new stamps! I've already created about 10 cards and projects with the set, and you'll be wanting them as well. Come back tomorrow for the "House That Stamps Built" Blog Hop featuring the newest stamp release from Repeat Impressions. The sketch for the What if? Challenge is an easy one and you can read all about the Challenge on the blog! Check out the rest of the design teams magnificent creations for the sketch challenge!
Monday, August 09, 2010
It's the Midnight Madness Challenge and this week's sketch was quite the challenge!! I really struggled with this one, but like how it turned out. I used an image from our Monthly Sponsor "Michelle Perkett Studio" and our Weekly Sponsor is "The Beary Scrap"!
Saturday, August 07, 2010
My card for Holiday Sunday features a new digital stamp from Fred, She Said! It's a darling cupcake and she has one with a flower on it and a plain one (which I used) that you can decorate! I added a wintry snowflake to the top of mine, glittered the "icing" and used a perfectly matched winter designer paper from Bo Bunny!
This card qualifies for the Crazy 4 Challenges Cupcake Challenge!
This card qualifies for the Crazy 4 Challenges Cupcake Challenge!
Friday, August 06, 2010
Happy Saturday!! I've created a cute card using the sweetest bear by Deedee's Digi's from the "Little Things" digistamp set and I just love her! Her little butterfly perched so prettily is the basis for my card. I used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch for the circle that frames the bear! My sentiment is from the "Fluttering By" digistamp set, also by Deedee's Digis.
I just found out I won an "Honorable Mention" in the JustRite Stampers Friday Challenge. I used one of the newest stamp sets that have just been released called "Vintage Christmas". I love this set, and you'll see more cards from me in the next few weeks showing them off! I chose soft rose and green with splashes of gold for this card! The snowflakes are ornaments I found at Hobby Lobby! You must purchase this set, and tell them I sent you over!!
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
It's time for the Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge and the sketch is fairly easy! I had fun with my glitter paper and was covered in glitter all night! My butterfly is from Michael's and my sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Today is the Belli Challenge and we had to use some kind of "paint" on our cards! I used Ranger's Distressed Crackle Paint for my background. I can't decide if I like it or not. It warped my paper really bad! After it dried, I had to lay about a thousand books on top to get it flat!!
My image is the cute ladybug from Sweet 'n Sassy. You can only get that stamp set when you make a purchase! So get shopping!
Monday, August 02, 2010
It's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge time, and this sketch is a little tricky! You can use the fancy or plain version for your creations! Michelle Perkett is our Monthly Sponsor, and "priscillastyles" is our Weekly Sponsor. I used this fabulous sunflower digi image from priscillastyles! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! But anyone who knows me, knows I love sunflowers!
Another Monday and another Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions! Repeat Impressions "Stamp of the Week" is on their blog "The House that Stamps Built", and "7120-L Underpants Frogs" is the featured stamp! I also used the "7007-J May the light" stamp to go with the background. Make sure you visit their blog for the special offer on the Underpants Frog stamp! The details to this offer is only available on their blog! Also, check out the rest of the design teams' fabulous creations with this fun and versatile stamp.
Sunday, August 01, 2010
For Holiday Sunday, I am showcasing a card I made for Sweet 'n Sassy's Stamps using their newly released stamp set called "O Christmas Tree". This is a sweet set and is perfect for the Christmas sesason!