Saturday, November 28, 2009

Fred She Said

Good Morning! Can you believe it's the last day of November already??? We have a fun day planned including a trip to a local Christmas store and then an afternoon with friends! So I wanted to share this with you before we headed out. This is the Emma with Chickadee image from Fred, She said. I just love her! I colored her with copics and and some glitter to the cuffs of her jacket. The paper is Basic grey wassill and the ribbon is Martha Stewart. I also wanted to spread the word for Tracey from FSS....Hi Peeps! I have been tallying up the donations for Samaritan's Purse from $2 of each sale of the Poinsettia & Pine Boughs Digi Set . I am also going to include in that donation $1 from the sale of the Coloured Version of this set :) It has been quite popular! All previous sales of the coloured version will be included in the donation. I made a cool meter and picked a total of $400 goal. If we reach that goal that would be awesome, if not... still awesome! Thanks to all who have helped so far :D I will be collecting until Dec. 25th. If you want to spread the word, that would be great :D I will try to keep this meter updated daily... it will be at the top of my blog. Check out the blog for more details on how you can help and new products!!!!
Colour, green and white
Dare u to digi...glitter
Sketch and stash...sketch and stashed ribbon
Creative Card Crew....favorite thing, ribbon
Digital Tuesday...Christmas Sparkle
Everybody Art...Christmas
Allsorts Challenge...Buttons

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Belles and Whistles

Hi All:)
It's official, Christmas has exploded in my house!! We brought all the decorations down from the attic, we're switching over to Christmas plates and starting tho think about where to put our tree! Just wanted to get a quick post in while I had a minute. I made this Belles and Whistles card last night. I used 2 images the tree and this adorable elf and reindeer. I used one of my favorite baja breeze papers and some yummy chocolate satin ribbon.
Now I need to get back to the action before my hubby gets buried in lights!!!
Check back Tuesday for details on TWO fabulous Advent events!!!
Scrap Stamp and
Friday sketchers....sketch
Charisma Cardz....Anything Christmas
A spoonful of Sugar....brown plus blue
Saturday Challenge...Christmas Tree

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Saturday Spotlight Christmas

Good Morning all!!! I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving here in the States and got some good Black Friday deals. This is my first time in the States for Black Friday, but for the first time ever I'm done my Christmas shopping so there was really no need to venture out on the rainy day! I just got back and have a lot of stamping and blurfing to catch up on!!! It's supposed to be a rainy weekend so maybe I can sneak in some stamping time between loads of vacation laundry!!!
It's time for a Saturday spotlight challenge, this one is all about hats! So I chose Santa's hat. How cute is this Whimsy image??? And I used my favorite Whimsy sentiment set along with it. I added some liquid applique to his cuffs. The papers are Basic grey. Check out the rest of the gals!
Lili of the valley...sketch
The pink elephant recipe.....plaid, brads and no ribbon!!!!!
Whimsy Stamps...Christmas
Papertake Weekly....Christmas
Die Cut Dreams....puppy love
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Belles and Whistles Christmas Blog Hop!!!!!!!

Welcome to stop number 10 on the Belles and Whistles blog hop. You should be hopping here from Rosette's Blog. If not pop on over to the beginning at the Belles and Whistle's blog. These are 6 GORGEOUS images that will begin pre-selling today. They will not begin shipping until the first of December.

I am so excited to share the Christmas Door image from Elisabeth Bell with you!!!! We were to showcase the stamps by making Christmas wrapping or gifts. I decided to do my favorite little box, the one sheet wonder(click for tutorial from SCS)!!! No cutting, no gluing, no template, nice and easy!!! This time I decided to emboss the box. I then added a strip of basic grey wassail paper. I colored the image with copics and cut out. I added some chunky glitter to the bottom for little snow banks and dazzling diamonds to the top of the door for icicles. I used two jumbo eyelets with this yummy burgundy ribbon to keep the box together. I think I"ll be filling this one with Hershey kisses and a gift card for my daughter's kindergarten teacher:)

To continue on......head over to the amazingly talented Kathy she's showing the Baking with Nana
image, so adorable!!!!! Make sure you're leaving comments along the way for your chance at the whole release!!!! Which is fabulous since it's too hard to pick a favorite!!
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Whimsy Holiday Card Contest!

I wanted to share some news about the "Holiday Card Contest" at Whimsy Stamps! We want to see you create a holiday themed card using a Whimsy Stamps image and you could win some great prizes and a chance to be published in our newsletter and in our Inspirations Gallery! Check out the Whimsy home page for information about deadlines and details!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

A whimsy Christmas

Good Morning All!!! I wanted to share this new image from Whimsy Stamps with you today!! Such a cutie!!! I used Basic Grey animal kisses papers, just can't get enough of those, along with red and green card stock. I'm entering this card into a really fun Allsorts Challenge, Christmas carols. The song this goes with is My favorite things....."whiskers on kittens."

Don't forgot to pop here tomorrow for the Belles and Whistles blog hop!!!! There are 6 new GORGEOUS stamps being released!! All detail will be up bright and early on Monday!!

Friday Sketchers.....sketch
Simon Says.....animal antics
All Sorts....Christmas Carol
Colour Create....Red, green and white
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saturday Spotlight Ornament

It's Saturday!! WooHoo!! We'll be spending the day getting ready for Thanksgiving festivities, but first I wanted to share my Saturday Spotlight card with you!! The challenge this week is to make or use ornaments! We are sponsored by the Cutting Cafe, so I used one of those fun Christmas images as my "ornament." And I hung it from a silver star brad. I added a felt snowflake and a sizzlet snowflake along with my snowflakes CB folder:) Don't forget to check out the rest of the divas!!

Also be sure to check back on Monday for the Belles and Whistles Blog Hop!!! It is for the Christmas Collection II and WOW is it amazing!!! So stop by Monday to view all of the images and amazing eye candy from teh rest of the team!!!

Creative Card Crew...strings Attached
Paper all about it
One Stop Craft Challenge...snowflakes
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Thank You!!

It's Friday and the start of a Holiday week, well here anyway!! I'm looking forward to a relaxing week with the hubby!
Thank you is the challenge today at Stamp Something and we have 2 sponsors...cardmad Fairy and Soft Pencil. I chose to do a Cardmad Fairy card this week and a soft pencil card next week since it's a 2 week challenge.
This is skating Josie, super sassy I thought! I also used the BG eskimo kisses papers with a bunch of winter bling!
There's tons of samples over at SS, check them out!
Paper bloom... thank you
Creative inspirations....sparkle thankful
Cupcake craft...digi image
Basic grey...glitz and bling
Saturday Challenge...four seasons

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

2 Cards for today:)

Hi All. I have 2 cards to share with you today before I head off to a fun kid/adult playdate! The first is for Lindsay's Stamping Stuff. I knew I wanted to break into my nook and pantry paper from basic grey and thought this was the perfect image for it!! Lindsay has quite a few cupcakes, but I chose this yummy one with the cherry. I covered it with chunky glitter for sprinkles and added some crystal effects to the cherry. The brad on top of the knot is also a cupcake!
Inspirational card sketches....sketch
Creative inspiration...sparkle

Check out some other yummy creations from the DT!!!! Janet Rossi,
Shannon Neparko,
Margie Visnick *Something Christmasy ;)
Lisa Jurecek *Make your own Rub-ons AND an awesome ornament!
Lindsay Weinrich
Tracey Allen *Christmas cards
Diana Stout *Christmas cards
Melissa Craig
Tamara Bennett *Make a mini-book
Cindi Hooks *Christmas ATCs


I was picked as the guest designer for Digital delights this week. Wendy let me choose 3 designs to work with, how fun is that!!! But I just HAD to use this holly Jolly Bonnie and her JOY sentiment!!! I used some more eskimo kisses paper, told you you'd be seeing lots of it!!! I colored her with copics and added some stickles to her cuffs and pom poms.
Color, red and white images
Sketch saturday...sketch

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Doodle Palace Puppy

Afternoon everybody!!! Just settled into the craft room after running around all day!! It sure feels great!!!
I wanted to share this cute mail pup image from Doodle palace with you today. I finally cut into my Eskimo kisses paper from Basic grey!! Oooooh how I love this paper!! Get ready for lots more!!! I used this fun sentiment from Whimsy stamps, thought it went perfectly with the mail image. I CBed the background on the image and then sponged on some color. I added lots of glitter with thick puffy glue for lots of texture.
Challenges for today.....
Creative Card Crew....strings attached, red, celery
Cupcake Craft...digi images
Kaboodle...buttons, bows and bling
Basic Grey..glitz and bling
Allsorts....card for a child
Crafty Creations...snow
Cute Card Thursday .....glitter me silly
Delightful Sketches ...sketch
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Layers fo Color RELAEASE PARTY

It's my second post of the day! This is for the layers of color release party!!! There are lots of fun things happening all weekend at Layers of Color, including the Autumn stamp release, party favors, and chances to win some fabulous prizes!

In total there are 9 new sets debuting this weekend, which amounts to over 80 new and original art stamps! And anyone who joins in the festivities will receive free digital image party favors and a chance to enter a drawing and contest with prizes of $250!!

I used the reindeer waltz set for this one. I added some Ribbon, snowflakes and a touch of sparkle as well.

Friday Sketchers...Sketch
Saturday Challenge...4 seasons(winter)

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Saturday Spotlight with Belles and Whistles!!

Good Morning! It's a cold and wet day here. Can't wait to start a fire and get stamping!!!
I wanted to share this with you first though. Here is my card for Saturday Spotlight. We were to...
The Spotlight Divas would like to challenge you to use your own stamps to make a "masterboard" or your own designer paper to create several cards/projects at once (you only need to show us one creation that displays part of your masterboard).
I used mine behind the image. I stamped french script in burgundy on vanilla cardstock. I then stamped snowflakes in cocoa. Finally, i sponged cocoa over the whole thing and distressed the edges. This image is from the Belles and Whistles Christmas collection, it is gingerbread love. I colored it with copics and added some gold spica to their hair for some sparkle.
Inspirational Card Sketches...sketch
Charisma Cardz...merry and bright
LaLa Land.....get punchy (2 for sentiment)
Lili of the valley recipe....3 papers, 2 stamps and 1 type of embellie(flowers)
Everybody art...distressing

Be sure to check out the rest of the Divas to see what they created this week!

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Sketch Something....and First Belles and Whistles GDT card!!!

Happy Friday!!!! It's another fun day over at Stamp Something! Today we have a fabulous sketch created by Ann of Rain Drop Echos. We also have a new sponsor, stretch and bubbles. I was able to use this super cute image from SnB for the sketch! I used some funky greenhouse K&Company papers. I also added some flowers eyelets and ribbon. Pop on over to the site to see what the other gals created and for your chance to win some images!!!!
See you tomorrow for the Saturday Spotlight Challenge!
SPCC....melon, not quite navy, black and yellow
Creative Card Crew...doodles
The Pink thankful
One stop craft for kids
Pile it on...leaves

About a week ago I was floored to see my name chosen to be a GDT for Belles and Whistles and then when I realized I got stamps, well WOW, it got even better!!!! I had originally planned to post my first Belles and Whistles GDT card tomorrow, but I had some free time today and finished this one!!! I absolutely adore these holiday images, they are so fun to color!!! It's dark here already so the picture isn't the best, I'll redo it in the sun tomorrow. This image is called rockin around, so cute huh???
Here's some challenges....
Roses on
Moving along with the times...Sketch
Stamp with us...Christmas
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lindsay's Stamping Stuff

Good morning! Quick post today as I have a long list of errands I need to do before I take my little one to the dentist. I'm thinking we'll go home with a tooth, since it's hanging on by a thread in there!! We're all very excited for the tooth fairy's first visit!!
Onto the card... I used this adorable deer from Lindsay's stamping stuff for this one. I colored her in with copics. The papers are from DCWV's green stack. Have a great day!

Creative or neglected(new stamp, neglected paper)
Color throw down...curry, dark neutral, red & orange
Sketch and stash....sketch
Cute Daisy May...animals
Our creative inspiration
Pile it on...leaves
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New Fred She Said Image

Happy Veteran's Day!
The girls are home today and we decided it's a jammie day! Lots of fun!! I was able to finish this card up while they slept in. It uses the new Emma from Fred, she said, which I love!!! I always wanted a coat like this!!!
I colored Emma with my copics and added some glittery snow for her to stand on. The papers are retired SU. I also used some felt flowers, eyelets and bling! The 12 days of Christmas hop is still in full swing so pop over to my next post so you can sing along:)
Papertake..digi sparkle
Digi Tuesday...Holiday wishes
Creative Card Crew..doodles
Double Dutch...sketch
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On the third day of Christmas.........

My true love gave to me, 3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a pear tree.....

I hope you're singing along to our 12 days of Christmas hop!!! I am 3 french hens:) You should be hopping here after the second day of Christmas on DEB's Blog. If not, head back to the first day, BEV's Blog. I am using the new Crissy Armstrong image, N'ice friends:) How cute is this little snowman and his birdie friend??? You just NEED to make a fun little card with them!! I used some K&Co papers along with my snowflake punch. To keep in line with my "3 french hens" I used the "noel" sentiment and the bird. Close enough!!! I then made the same card using muted colors and some distressing for a more antique feel. I also swapped out the eyelets for pearls!! This was such a fun sketch and cute image, I just had to make 2!!
Head on over to the fourth day of Christmas to see what my talented friend Stacey has in store for you....just keep singing all the way to the last stop for your chance at some mystery stamp candy!!!
Sketch Saturday...sketch
EAC..distressing(second card)
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Spread the Love for Jaimie Blog Hop Winner!!!!

Hi all~
I'm here to post my winner!!! Although to me you're all winners for helping Jaimie!!
But I can only mail one prize and it goes to.... Mary said...

Gorgeous card Erin! I have made a card for Jaimie and it will be on it's way soon. Here is my card for Jaimie.

who was chosen by my random redhead.

Mary email me and I'll get that right out to you:)

Join me tomorrow for a Whimsy blog hop!!! Lots of hopping around here lately!!!

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Three's a Charm Christmas BLOG HOP

Welcome to the three's a charm Christmas blog hop!
If you came from Melanie's blog, you're in the right spot. If not, head back to Sunshine Stamps so you don't miss anything!!! There are prizes (including the whole snopals release!!) at the end and some gorgeous samples along the way, so grab some cocoa and enjoy!
I used snopals star from Ildico, I just thought it was such a sweet image. I chose to use "sparkle" as a sentiment so it could be a holiday card or a winter card. The papers are retired SU as well as the chocolate satin ribbon.

Your next stop is Alica, have fun!!!!

Lili of the valley...2 images, 3 papers 1 type of embellie(ribbon)
Delightful sketches...sketch
Paper, orange and white (I added brown too)

**This is my second post of the day CLICK HERE for a whimsical Saturday Spotlight**
CLICK HERE to Spread the Love for Jaimie!!!

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A whimsical Saturday Spotlight

Happy Saturday!!! It's time for another Saturday spotlight challenge!!!! This time we had to stamp the same stamp twice, fun huh? Soooo I stamped my whimsy fox, the flipped the image to stamp again. I cut them both out and replaced the butterfly with a felt snowflake. I used a bunch of baja designer paper and lots of bling!
Color white silver
Cupcake craft...sketch
Cute Daisy christmas
Stamp with fun...create a scene
Dutch Dare...felt like it
Allsorts..bring out the bling!

CLICK HERE for the 3's a charm blog hop
CLICK HERE to Spread the Love for Jaimie

Check out the rest of the team!!!

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Something made with a Recipe for Love

Happy Friday!! I am getting ready for a fun afternoon at the "bounce house." It's a big place filled with bounce houses where the kids can jump for hours. It leads to a quiet afternoon of stamping afterwards too!! Well worth the 6$!!

Our challenge this week is a recipe for love!! It doesn't have to be a love card, we'd just like for you to mail it or any other card you have to Jaimie. CLICK HERE for details. Our sponsor this week is Mo's digital pencil. So we all got to choose our favorite image to work with. I went with Holly Christmas Fairy, I think she's so pretty. The colors are artichoke, cranberry crisp and retired DSP. So I have 1 ribbon, 2 papers and 3 embellies:)

If you have a chance to take the spread the love hop this weekend please do so, not only will you be spreading your love and hope to Jaimie, but you might win some fabulous prizes!!
Mo's Digi Pencil challenge...glitter
Creative card crew.....ribbons and gems
Stamp with us...Christmas

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My 1st Lindsay's Stamp Stuff DT Card!

A little while I got an email from Lindsay asking if I wanted to join her DT at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I of course said yes and here we are!!! I found some cute Halloween paper on clearance as well as that fun BOO punch, so I really wanted to sneak in one more Halloween card. I decided to go for it and use Spooky pumpkins. Added a sentiment from Whimsy, a few gems and some twine to finish it up.
I fit in a few last minute Halloween challenges too...
Papertake weekly...sketch
My time to craft....scallops
Creative Card Crew...ribbons and gems(I used twin for my ribbon hope that's OK)
Saturday Challenge...Halloween
CRAFT challenge...Halloween
Here's the other DT gals










Melissa Craig


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Layers of Color Christmas


Good Morning!!! If you haven't taken part in the Spread the Love blog hop, please click the link above for details.

Here's my second card as a Layers of Color Guest DT member. This one uses a different reindeer from reindeer waltz. I added some sparkly stickles snow for him to stand on. I used one felt snowflake, the other is paper. I used my snowflake sizzlet to create it. I hope you can join us for the release party next week!!!
Spoonful of Sugar...sketch
Stamp with Us..Christmas
Daring Cardmakers...punches

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