Saturday, January 30, 2010

A BIG Saturday Spotlight!!!!

This week the divas of Saturday Spotlight would like to see some BIG stuff on your card!!! I used a really BIG image that is helping the people of Haiti in a BIG way. The image is wings of hope available as a digi through Whimsy Stamps. All proceeds from this image go to the Red Cross to help in Haiti. I also used a giant flower and really big pearls!!! Check out the rest of the divas for their BIG projecs!!!
Truly Scrumptious...sketch and stitching
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle
Colour Create...soft blue, pink, white and silver
Cute Card Thursday..Bloomin gorgeous
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Friday, January 29, 2010

Stamp Something Delicious!!!!!!

It's a yummy challenge this week at Stamp Something!!!! Vicki's in charge and she wants to see you use something delicious in honor of our sponsor, Digital Delights!!! I went with yummy cupcakes from my DCWV sparkly sweet papers!! I paired it with this super cute TIlda holding a rolling pin! She looks ready to cook! I distressed the edges and added some primas, pearls and a fun heart charm! I'm sure by now you recognize my fav valentines sentiment from Whimsy Stamps!!! Let's see what delicious things the rest of the team has in store for you!!!!
Cute Daisy May...vintage
Friday Sketchers...Sketch
Just Magnolias...hearts and flowers
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

Happy Thursday!!!!!!! It's time for another Valentine using Lindsay's Stamp Stuff images!! These make the cutest Valentines and are so quick to print and put together!! The great thing about this digi love grows set is that you get it right away!!! So you can start your valentine's in no time!! And the images are super fun and easy to color! I paired this little chick with some retired SU papers, primas, a whimsy sentiment and some yummy ribbon!!!! Check out the rest of gals for some wonderful projects!!!
One stop and kisses
Allsorts....hearts and flowers
Stampin for the weekend...sketch
The pink elephant..polka dots, bow and pink

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Belles and Whistles Sunshine

Morning everyone!!! Today I have a sunny card to share with you! It is for the Saturday Spotlight Challenge. The divas would like to see..... you to LET THE SUNSHINE IN!! Since we want to be done with all those wild snowflakes from last week, we thought this week we would ask you to get your bright colors or use mostly "yellow" or monochromatic yellow for your creations this week!
I started with this super cute sisters image from Belles and Whistles. And decided to make it into an easel card!! Such a fun and easy little fancy fold. The papers are from nook and pantry by Basic grey. I also added a cute little bee charm and some flowers.
The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps...Whimsy is currently offering the most beautiful digi image, named wings of hope, created by Crissy Armstrong. All the proceeds from the sale of this digi go to the Red Cross to assist in their efforts in Haiti. If you're unfamiliar with digis or want to do more, there is a donate button right on the Whimsy site. Here is a LINK to the card I made yesterday using the image. It is times like these that make us stop and think how lucky we really are in life and how amazing it is that as a community we can come together and help others that really need it just by doing what we love. I can't give big enough cyber hugs to Denise and Crissy for organizing this so quickly, I am truly overwhelmed by your big hearts my dears!!! Hugs to you and all of you who help them in their efforts.
Be sure to check out the rest of the divas sunny creations!!!

Scrap, stamp and doodle....spring
Delightful Sketches...sketch
Lala Land...fancy fold(easel)

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Wings of Hope for Haiti from Whimsy Stamps

I am just so overwhelmed to be able to share this card with you!!! Denise, owner of Whimsy Stamps mentioned on Wednesday that she and Crissy Armstrong, Whimsy artist extraordinaire, were working on a new carousel image to be released immediately with all proceeds going to help the people of Haiti. Well today is Friday and this gorgeous Pegasus named Wings of Hope is no longer just a thought!
This special "Wings of Hope" digital stamp, illustrated by Crissy Armstrong, is being released by Whimsy Stamps and will only be available to purchase in digital form from now until the end of February. This "Wings of Hope" image will be sold for $4 and all proceeds from the sales of this digital image will be sent to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts in Haiti. Please help us help the people of Haiti by purchasing this limited edition digital image.
Please stop by the whimsy store where you can find more details and purchase your own wings of hope to help the Red Cross help the people of Haiti.
About the card...
I used the same papers i had cut yesterday and the same sketch since I am a bit pressed for time today, but wanted to have something to post to help Crissy and Denise!
Digi Tuesday.....sketch and brown
Artful Inkables...think spring
A spoonful of Sugar...layers
One stop craft...fancy edges
Creative Inspirations...distressed
Your next stamp...sparkle
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ballet Princess from lindsay's Stamp Stuff

Happy Afternoon!!! I had a ton of errands to run today, so I am just just starting the rest of my day now!!! I wanted to make sure I posted my Lindsay's stamp stuff card right away! It uses her new pretty princess set. I used some super pretty My MInd's eye paper to go along with the pretty princess. She's colored with copics and I added perfect pearls and glitter to her wings and wand.
Digi Tuesday...sketch
Scrap, Stamp doodle...girly and brown
Cute Card Thursday...fairy fantastic
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Whiff of summery joy!!!

We woke up this morning to a ton of new snow. Then we had about two hours of sleet so everything is all white and shimmery now! I decided to make a summery card to warm up! I loved the Whiff of Joy sketch for the DT call, so I decided on this lovely WOJ summer image. I even added a dragonfly charm for a real summer feel!!! She's colored in copics and placed on the WOJ fall flowers image. The papers are wisteria from Basic grey along with kraft and eggplant. I also added bunch of primas! Think summer!!!!
Simon Says...shabby chic
Creative Inspirations....distressing
ABC Challenges...layers
Lili of the Valley..thank you
Creative card crew...distressing
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

A belles and whistles Saturday Spotlight!

Good morning and happy weekend!!!! We are planning on a little bit of cleaning, a little bit of relaxing and hopefully a little bit of stamping today! I have my Saturday spotlight card to share with you today. The divas are challenging.... you to GET WILD WITH YOUR SNOWFLAKES!! You may be sick of the snow by now, but I say...If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!! Use LOTS of them on your creation or use them in a unique way like making a wreath or a fun snowflake flower. 'Flurry', there's 'snow' time like being flaky with your Spotlight Diva friends!!

I chose to use the 'twas the night before Christmas image from Belles and whistles. I cut off Santa though, shhhh don't tell my girls!!! Whenever the girls play out in the snow, they always come inside and cuddle up to get warm. That's what this sweet image reminded me of. So for the snowflake challenge I used snowflake DSP from My mind's eye, my snowflake embossing folder, my snowflake punch and felt snowflakes! I think I went pretty snowflake crazy!!! The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.
Check out the rest of the snowflakes from the divas!!!

Everybody art...snowflakes
One stop craft..fancy edges and corners
Crafty creations..textures
Winter wonderland...sketch
Roses on Paper....brrrr winter challenge
Stamp with fun...snowflakes
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Friday, January 15, 2010

Something blue and white!

Friday is here and it's time for a long weekend!!! And a Stamp Something challenge!! This week we have a color challenge for you! You are to use blue and white on your project. Our sponsor is Whimsy stamps, so I chose to use Summer Days Emma. My daughter has 4 birthday parties coming up, so I am cranking out the kid's birthday cards. I used basic grey wisteria papers and lot of primas. Be sure to check out the rest of the Stamp Something gals blue and white beauties!!!
Moving along with the times...sketch
Colour, white, kraft
Simon Says...shabby chic
Creative Inspirations...distressing
Cupcake craft...going girly
Pink elephant...birthday
Basic inspiration

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Another LSS Valentine!

I just love this adorable love grows set from Lindsay's stamping stuff! This week I used the yummy cupcake! I paired it with some more Sweet paper from DCWV. I paper pieced the wrapper and used copics on the rest. The background paper is all glittery and really has a nice shimmer! Check out the rest of the gals designs!!!

Cindy Coutts *January Guest DT

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Lindsay Weirich

Tracey Allen

Diana Stout

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Janet Rossi

Moving along with the times....sketch and love
Spoonful of sugar....3 pieces of DSP, 1 ribbon, 3 buttons, 3 flowers
Cute Daisy and ribbon
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Birthday wishes

Good morning! So did everyone watch American Idol last night????? Can't believe it's that time of year already!! It's also a busy time of year for birthdays. My daughter is going to a friend's birthday next weekend so I wanted to give her a few cards to pick from. I made this one using Francesca from Kraftin Kimmie. She seems like a fun gal and has plenty of cupcakes to share!!! It was a bit of a calamity making the card however. It got to the point yesterday that I just put it away and decided to come back to it today. It's still not exactly as I had envisioned but oh well! The papers are DCWV sweet and the rest of the card stock is SU. I used some primas with metal brads and beads to finish it up. I also used a fun new Martha Stewart edge punch!
Inspirational Card Sketches....sketch
Pink Elephant..birthdays
Kraftin Kimmie...metal
Creative product( my punch)
Scrap, Stamp and doodle....celebrations
Cute Card Thursday..all new
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Magnolia Valentine

Good afternoon!!! What a busy day I've had already and it isn't even lunchtime!! Just wanted to do a quick post to share a Valentine Card with you. I used a new Magnolia I received from my Secret Santa for Christmas. I love her little cherry boots!! I also gave paper pleating a try. What a fun new technique, a little tricky, but I loved the result. The papers are basic grey. I also added some primas, a charm and a whimsy stamp sentiment.
Friday Sketchers...Sketch
Just magnolias...paper pleating
Magnolia down under...stamp with another use
cupcake craft....girly
diecut and cream
Simon chocolate
Charisma, cream, brown and toffee
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Monday, January 11, 2010

Untamed Love

Good Morning!!!
Hope you're staying warm!! We're in quite a bit of a freeze here!!! Perfect days to sit by the fire, sip cocoa and stamp. Unfortunately work is getting in the way of that today!
I was able to create a car over the weekend using the new Crissy Armstrong image, untamed love, from whimsy stamps!!! I used some copper perfect pearls on his tail and mane. I receive them from my soon to be SIL for Christmas. They are quite fun, but I'm still getting the hang of them. I colored the rest with copics and used some Eva basic grey papers. The sentiment is also from whimsy stamps.
Cupcake craft.....girly
Creative Inspirations...distressing
Totally gorgeous...sketch
Cute Daisy may...flower and ribbon
Daring cardmakers...garnet
Paper play...precious metals
Creative Card Crew...distressing
ABC challenge...L is for layers
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Saturday Spotlight without hearts

Hooray for the weekend and another Saturday Spotlight challenge!! This week the divas would like you to.......
make a Valentine/wedding/love style creation with NO HEARTS used on it!! So think of another way to represent "love" without using hearts!

I decided to use this adorable Sarah Kay image. It sure says love to me and no hearts!! That was harder than I thought!!! I also used a non-traditional Valentine color combo, I thought it went well with the image. The papers are retired SU. The I added some ribbons, flowers adn other little doo dads, including a love charm. Check out the rest of the divas for some LOVEly creations!!!

Everybody Art...favorite color combo
Creative Card Crew....distressing
Inky Impressions...sketch
My Time to craft..brown and blue
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Friday, January 8, 2010

2nd post of the!!!

That's right I have another post today!! It's snowing, again, and cold, again, but unlike the rest of the week I don't have anything else to do or anywhere else to go!! So I stamped, yay!!! I used my new Kraftin Kimmie stamp, Posy, she's so fun!!!! I paired her with some really bright, cheery and sparkly DCWV papers. I even paper pieced her a sassy little dress! I colored her with copics and added some gold sparkle to her hair using my spica pen. Click here if you're looking for my Stamp Something project and here if you're on the Whimsy carousel blog hop.
Kraftin Kimmie...paper piecing
Truly scrumptious....sketch
Cute card Thursday..All new(new stamp)
Lili of the valley...thank you
Totally gorjuss...thank you

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Sketch Something

It's Friday!!!!! I am really looking forward to the weekend, are you? But first it's time for a Stamp Something challenge. This week our very own Denise came up with a fantastic sketch for us to use!!!! Not only that but, wags n whiskers gave the DT images to use!!! I used bubble fun. I also used some retired SU papers and ribbon. I sprayed the whole card with some shimmerz spritz so it has just a hint of sparkle. The little kitten reminds me of my mischievous little guy, so I colored him orange. The rest of the gals have some beautiful creations for you, so pop on over. There are wags n whiskers up for grabs too!!!
Daring Cardmakers...garnet
Cute Daisy May...Love
Spoonful of Sugar....hearts
One stop craft.....something with a B (bubbles)
Copic creations...color fur
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Valentine

WOW is this week crazy or what!! Between trying to get back into the normal routine and adding a new ballet class, I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off!!!
I did remember to make this card for the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff DT and to use a recycled item on it. The thin pink ribbon is from some wedding favors, fun and easy to recycle!! The cute little birdies are from the Love grows set. Check out the rest of the team's creation and Lindsay's blog for a freebie.

Cindy Coutts *January Guest DT

Janet Rossi,

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Lindsay Weirich

Tracey Allen

Diana Stout

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Cute Card Thursday.....New Stuff
Cute DAisy May...Love
A spoonful of sugar....hearts
Sketch Saturday...sketch
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My new high hopes stamp

Hello:) I wanted to share this fun little card I made today with you. I used the high hopes image I received from my secret Santa. She just came in the mail and I couldn't wait to ink her up!! I colored her with copics and used bunches of My Mind's eye sparkly paper. The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps. My daughter has a friend that this will be perfect for, so I'm putting it aside until her birthday.
High hopes....sketch stuff
Copic Colour Challenge....G00, RV21, B32 (I used, g11, RV00, B04)
ABC Challenge....L is for layers(I think I have 12)
One stop craft challenge...something beginning with B (boa, buttons)
Carisma Cardz...Celebrations

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Come take a ride with Whimsy.......

Hope you are enjoying your Whimsy carousel ride so far. You should be riding in here from CRYSTAL'S BLOG if not head back to the first stop at CRISSY'S BLOG. Be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance at winning the new release and some other fabulous goodies!!!!!
I worked with cool ride today!! I love this one and it's really getting me excited for our upcoming family trip to Disney!!!! Can't wait to scrap those pages with this awesome image!!!!!
I colored with copics and then added some flower soft for the fur. I also used my new snowflake punch on this! The paper is SEI and super sparkly! The sentiment is from SU.
Your next stop is over at the blog of the fabulous JANNA!!!! I'm sure you'll love what she has created for you!!! See you at the finish over on the Whimsy group page at SNR.
Saturday Challenge...New Beginnings
Stampin for the weekend...New Beginnings
Crafty Creations....make the new year glitter
Stamp with fun....Happy New Year
Everybody Art...Happy new year
Cupcake craft...celebrate
Paper beginnings
Daring beginnings
Moving along with the times.....old sketch
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Saturday Spotlight with a Magnolia

It's the first 2010 challenge at Saturday Spotlight. And this week we'd like you to....
go CRAZY with calendars! Whether you decided to make a coaster calendar, a calendar notebook, an easel card with a miniature calendar, tear up your old 2009 calendar for some collage background pieces or get out your calendar stamps/images and just use one month for inspiration....we would love to see you get into the calendar craze with us!

I used a digi calendar image from The Cutting Cafe and added a super sweet Magnolia image I received from Denise, thanks hun!!! The papers are Basic Grey Bittersweet and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.

Check out the rest of the divas for some wonderful calendar ideas!!!
Just Magnolia...sketch
LaLa Land.....How charming
Roses on Paper..favorite coloring medium COPICS!!!
Creative Card crew...anything goes

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Something new!!!

Happy New Year!!!!!!! Did you all make it to midnight last night??? We were up until about 5 past and then got the best gift when the kids slept in this morning! That was a great way to start the new year!
It's time for the first 2010 at Stamp Something with our brand new DT! We wanted to see something new on your creation this week! Pretty fun and easy huh? Our sponsor was KLM and they donated this Valentine bear for us to use.
I used my new My mind's eye papers and holly punch from Martha Stewart. And I used my new favorite sentiment from Whimsy's holiday postmarks!! I know that will be my "go to" sentiment for the next month or so:)
Join me on January 3 to celebrate Whimsy's newest releases with a fun blog hop! More details to follow.
Cute Card Thursday...Sketch
LaLa Land...Charms

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