Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What If Wednesday - In all things...

Today is the "What if? Challenge" over at "The House That Stamps Built" and I am using "2719-K, Lg Pine Tree", "2708-M, Pine Branch " and "4009-G, In all things " from Repeat Impressions. Check out the rest of the design teams magnificent creations for the sketch challenge!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas to all my family and friends! May you find a life of Peace, Happiness and Love throughout this holiday and into the New Year!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Designer's Choice Challenge...

It's time for the Designer's Choice Challenge over at the House that Stamps Built! Makiko is the next designer up and her challenge was to make a shaped card or project! I created a Christmas ornament using the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament 2010 and my stamp is  "408-H, Peace On Earth" by Repeat Impressions.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Stamp of the Week - Boy with Sled

Repeat Impressions "Stamp of the Week" is on their blog "The House that Stamps Built", and the "2104-H, Boy with Sled" is the featured stamp! I am using a sentiment called "402-H, May the beauty". 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.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fred, She Said Christmas Challenge...

Fred She Said is having a fun little Christmas Challenge! The theme is "Make a Christmas Tag OR Share a favorite Holiday Recipe". The PRIZE is a $25 GC to the Fred She Said Store.  There will be one winner chosen randomly.  Entries will be accepted until Friday DEC 30th midnight EST.  More details at the Fred She Said BLOG.

Here is my tag attached to a box of yummy chocolate nuggets! I used "Hat-Tipping Snowman" and my sentiment is from the "Christmas Poinsettia Lantern" digi set:  


So excited!

I got the news today! I made it through the first round for the Spellbinders 2012 Design Team! Read all about it HERE! Now to create something that will WOW them for the Second round! Wish me luck!

Here's a quick card in the CAS (Clean and Simple) style I created:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Crafting 4 All Seasons Challenge!

Meljen's Designs is sponsoring the "Crafting 4 All Seasons Challenge" this week and their theme is CHRISTMAS! Check out what their wonderful design team did with images from Meljen's Designs. I am a Guest Designer for their challenge and here is my card using "Caroling Snowmen":


What If Wednesday - Pastor's House

Today is the "What if? Challenge" over at "The House That Stamps Built" and I am using "3308-M, The Pastor's House" from Repeat Impressions. Check out the rest of the design teams magnificent creations for the sketch challenge!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tantalizing Tuesday...

It's Tantalizing Tuesday at Meljen's Designs, and that means that the designers show off their newest cards with images that have been previously released! My card uses "Christmas Tree" ! Don't forget that there is still time to play in the Meljen's Designs Thursday Challenge!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Case Study Challenge #69...

I found a new challenge to play in and I had a fabulous time doing it! It's the Case Study Challenge #69 and you are to be inspired by a talented artist's creation. This week's challenge was a card by Amy Sheffer shown below:


Here is my creation using a pretty 3D Poinsettia from K & Company, Spellbinders Labels 4, various embossing folders and the color scheme of ivory and white:

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Meljen's Release and Challenge...

Today there is a New Release and challenge at Meljen's Designs The new release features delightful and whimsical themed images and our challenge is to use the color GREEN in our card or project! You could possibly win free digis by playing in our challenges!

My cute card uses the "Cozy Winter Wolf Pup" digi!
 
 

The Magic of Christmas

It's time for another fun challenge at the Shabby Tea Room! When I began my journey into papercrafting, I made vintage artist trading cards and I'm finding that I'm once again enjoying the process but in greeting card form now. 

The challenge this week is to use the photo below for inspiration and the requirements are: USE PINK, GOLD, NEUTRALS, FLOWERS and SNOWFLAKES!


and here is my creation:


My colors are Gold, White and  Rosy Pink. I used Lattice and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities, Liquid Pearls, Prima Roses, Stanpin' Up Snowflakes, Marianne Creatables Swirls, Tulle, Vintage Santa Image from my postcard collection, and designer paper from Kaisercraft. All my sparkle and shine is from Chunky Glass Glitter and Glitter paper by Doodlebug.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Designer's Choice Challenge...

It's time for the Designer's Choice Challenge over at the House that Stamps Built! Vicki  is the next designer up and her challenge was to make a bookmark for a gift or for yourself! I created a corner bookmark using this tutorial and my stamp is  "917-I, Rose Window" by Repeat Impressions.


Monday, December 05, 2011

Stamp of the Week - Prism Snowflake

Repeat Impressions "Stamp of the Week" is on their blog "The House that Stamps Built", and the "Snowflake Prism" is the featured stamp! I am using "8805-K, Snowflakes" and a sentiment called "4601-H, Snowmen fall...". 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, December 04, 2011

Shabby Tea Room Challenge...

I'm playing in a new challenge by the Shabby Tea Room, and the theme is "Winter Picnic". Our challenge was to create a card using the photo inspiration below! My card uses fabulous stamps from JustRite Stamps: Vintage Label Ovals, Winter Words, and Hugs to You Borders and Centers.


and here is my creation:

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Season of Boundless Joy...

Today is the "What if? Challenge" over at "The House That Stamps Built" and I am using "8912-I, Snowflake Solid (lg)" from Repeat Impressions. My sentiment is "424-G, Wishing you a season". Check out the rest of the design teams magnificent creations for the sketch challenge!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge #063 - Christmas

It's time for the JustRite Friday Challenge and their theme is to finish up (or get started!) on your holiday cards or tags. I created a lovely gift box full of Christmas tags for a special friend of mine!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Lantern...

Here's a pretty Christmas card I created for Fred, She Said using the Christmas Poinsettia Lantern digi set! I used the pre-colored version for my card!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Meljen's Release and Challenge...

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all those who are celebrating, and I'm extremely thankful for the blessings in my life! May your Holiday be a safe and happy one, filled with lots of yummies to eat and take a special moment to think and be thankful for the good things in your life!

Today there is a New Release and challenge at Meljen's Designs The new release features delightful and whimsical themed images and our challenge is to use TWINE in our card or project! You could possibly win free digis by playing in our challenges!

My cute lollipop holders uses the "Christmas Preparations" digis!
 
 

Designer's Choice Challenge...

It's time for the Designer's Choice Challenge over at the House that Stamps Built! Kendra  is the next designer up and her challenge was a Theme Challenge to make a Christmas card with a snowflake on it! I used "2002-J, Holiday Lamp Post" by Repeat Impressions for my creation.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Stamp of the Week - Earth Ornament

Repeat Impressions "Stamp of the Week" is on their blog "The House that Stamps Built", and the "1014-G, Earth Ornament" is the featured stamp! My sentiment stamp is "408-H, Peace On Earth". 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.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fred, She Said Christmas Blog Hop!


 Welcome to our "FRED, SHE SAID Christmas Blog Hop"! If you just happened to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to the "Fred, She Said" blog HERE and start your hop! Please take a moment to comment on our posts as we love feedback!

Along the way, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you've reach the end of the blog hop follow the instructions to make your entry and your name will go in for a draw for 1 of the following prizes (there will be 3 random winners with 1 prize each) Two $30 Gift Certificates for the "Fred, She Said Store", and a $30 Gift Certificate to CROPSTOP ! We'll be choosing the 3 random winners on December 3rd! So get hopping!

My Special Code Word: WISH

You should have come here from ROBIN's blog, but here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way (in this order, left to right):

FRED, SHE SAID BLOG, ROBIN, DARSIE (you are here), CAROL, NANCY, VAL, ANNE, DEBBIE, VICKI, MICHELLE, and the FRED, SHE SAID CHALLENGE BLOG (the end of your journey).

Thank you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit CAROL's blog! When you are finished hopping, why not check out the "Fred, She Said" store!

Here is the card I made for the "Fred, She Said" Christmas Blog Hop using "Christmas Ornaments":

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

White Christmas ...

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Belli Challenge's Design Team Call!

Today is the "What if? Challenge" over at "The House That Stamps Built" and I am using "8912-I, Snowflake Solid (lg)", "8914-E, Snowflake Solid (sm)", "8916-E, Snowflake Outline (sm)", "8917-I, Snowflake Outline (lg)" and "3205-F, White Christmas" from Repeat Impressions. Check out the rest of the design teams magnificent creations for the sketch challenge!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge #062: Give Thanks

It's time for the JustRite Friday Challenge! I'm a little late getting my card in because I've been swamped preparing for three card parties and family coming next week! But I made it! 

Here is the Challenge as stated on the JustRite Inspiration Blog
"Today’s new JustRite Friday Challenge #062 is a tribute to the spirit of the upcoming U.S. Thanksgiving holiday and is a challenge to make and GIVE or SEND a thank you card or gift!  We all may be good about participating in challenges and making things for our own benefit, but now it’s time to share the love (and thanks)!"

I decorated a gift of Rocher's Chocolates using Vintage Oval Labels and Heart to Heart Borders & Centers:


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Winter Chickadee

Here's a pretty card I created using Fred, She Said's Winter Chickadee from her Christmas Bird's series!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day!


A thank you to all the veterans, past and present for fighting for our freedoms!

A Tulip Bouquet...

Here's a pretty card I created using a Fred, She Said precolored image from her Tulip Bouquet digi set! You can get them colored in a variety of shades, or in black and white if you prefer to color it yourself!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Meljen's Release and Challenge...

Today there is a New Release and challenge at Meljen's Designs The new release features delightful and whimsical themed images and our challenge is to use ORANGE in our card! You could possibly win free digis by playing in our challenges!

My sweet card uses the "Autumn Flower Mouse" digi!
 
 

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Designer's Choice Challenge...

It's time for the Designer's Choice Challenge over at the House that Stamps Built! Miriam is the next designer up and her challenge was to make a Waterfall Card with a Fall Theme. Well, all I saw was "waterfall" and created a Christmas themed card! Boy, did I mess up!

I will post it anyway, because it is so adorable and will definitely pay more attention to details next time! I found a wonderful tutorial on making a waterfall card HERE!



Monday, November 07, 2011

Sweet 'n Sassy Birthday Blog Hop!



Hello and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop!  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is so excited to be celebrating four wonderful years! A fantastic group of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps design team members past and present, along with some special friends, have put together this fabulous Birthday Blog Hop to kick off a whole month of fun. We have 37 stops, so the hop will take place over three days - feel free to take your time visiting each blog!  You have until 11:59pm EST November 9th to leave comments on as many blogs as you can.  On Saturday, November 12th, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will announce FOUR winners (chosen at random from comments on random stops along the hop); each lucky winner will receive a prize pack including stamps, dies, paper and twine valued at $40!

If you have been following along already, you should have come from Lorie Souther's blog!  If you are only starting here, please head back to the SNSS blog and go from there.  You won't want to miss any stops along the way!  Also, don't forget to comment on as many stops as you can....the more comments the better your chance of winning one of the fabulous prize packs! :)

I created two cards for the blog hop today! For my first card I used the "Christmas Candle" digital stamp, and my sentiment is from the "Welcome Jesus" clear stamp set!


My second card is fun and whimsical and uses the "Snow Special" clear stamp set and my sentiment is from the "Winter Friends" stamp set.

Your next stop on the hop is Cathy McCauley's blog, but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of celebrants on this party train:

Stamp of the Week - Christmouse

Repeat Impressions "Stamp of the Week" is on their blog "The House that Stamps Built", and the "2009-M, Christmouse Decorations" is the featured stamp! My sentiment stamp is "3203-G, It's beginning". 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, November 06, 2011

JustRite Christmas Linky Party!

JustRite Stamps is getting a head start on Christmas projects and is having a week-long party called the "JustRite Christmas Linky Party!" with fabulous prize giveaways! Currently they have some great Christmas sets on sale! Now is the time to buy and get started on those Christmas cards!


Here is my card for the party! I used the "O Christmas Tree" and "Fleur de Lis Labels Twenty" stamp sets, and my sentiment is from the "Merry & Bright" set!

I went with non-traditional Christmas colors using black, white and red, which is my daughter's favorite color combination!!


Tuesday, November 01, 2011

What If Wednesday - Snowflake

Today is the "What if? Challenge" over at "The House That Stamps Built" and I am using "8912-I, Snowflake Solid (lg)" from Repeat Impressions. Check out the rest of the design teams magnificent creations for the sketch challenge!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Christmas Cardinal...

Here's a pretty Christmas card I created using the Cardinal from the "Christmas Birds" series by Fred, She Said! My designer paper is from Best Creations, and I used the new Holly Accents from Spellbinders for my frame.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Meljen's Release and Challenge...

Today there is a New Release and challenge at Meljen's Designs The new release features delightful and whimsical themed images and our challenge is to make a Christmas card! You could possibly win free digis by playing in our challenges!

My sweet card uses the "Holly Christmas Fairy" digi!
 
 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Designer's Choice Challenge...

It's time for the Designer's Choice Challenge over at the House that Stamps Built! Lynette is the next designer up and her challenge was a Recipe Challenge of 1 image, 1 sentiment, 2 die cuts and 3 embellishments! I used "1014-G, Earth Ornament", and "408-H, Peace On Earth" by Repeat Impressions for my creation.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Stamp of the Week - Tall Pumpkin

Repeat Impressions "Stamp of the Week" is on their blog "The House that Stamps Built", and the "2310-G, Tall Pumpkin" is the featured stamp! My other stamps are "2325-C, Bad Intentions","2329-C, Goofy" and "8608-D, Special". 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, October 22, 2011

Season's Greetings

I created a pretty card today using the "Christmas Wreath" digistamp from Fred, She Said! I used one of the many pre-colored images with this set. My fabulous die behind the wreath is my newest from Spellbinders called Holly Motifs.


Friday, October 21, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge 061: Get Scrappy!

I've created a pretty card for the JustRite Friday Challenge, and our goal is to add leftover scraps to your card! I've been holding onto this piece of lace since my crazy quilting days, never really finding a spot for it on one of my blocks. I then went into paper crafting, and never looked back until I found a bag of lace scraps in the garage! Now I use the lace on a lot of my cards!

My card features the stamp set "Peace on Earth Borders & Centers" by JustRite Stamps. I used papers from Bo Bunny's "Father Christmas" and "Wonder" from Authentique. My dies are by Spellbinders and I used Labels Six, Classic Ovals, Heirloom Ornaments 2010, and Fleur de lis Accents.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What If Wednesday - Snowmen Fall

Today is the "What if? Challenge" over at "The House That Stamps Built" and I am using sentiment called "4601-H, Snowmen fall..." from Repeat Impressions. Check out the rest of the design teams magnificent creations for the sketch challenge!