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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Stamp Something for back to school!

Morning ladies! The stamp something challenge this week is back to school!!  My girls start Monday and we are all very excited!
We have our fabulous monthly sponsor, Simon Says, again this week!!  SO play along if you can for your chance at a wonderful shopping spree!!
We are also hosting a DT call, so if you're interested in joining the team, visit the post for all the details!
I went with this super cutie Tilda and the Magnolia envelope image for my card.  I paired them with some school themed fancy pants papers.  I added wild orchid flowers, jumbo eyelets, hemp twine and a fun school charm.  I also stitched the edges.  The sentiment is a favorite of mine from Whimsy Stamps.  I plan on keeping this card handy, you never know when you'll need a thank you teacher card:)
Challenges.....
 Just Magnolia....sketch
Totally Tilda...stitching
Simple Doodles..back to school
fussy and fancy...back to school
Paper Cutz...metal
Cute Card Thursday...no die cuts or punches
Little red wagon...back to school
7 kids...strip it down
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

New MelJen release at Whimsy!!

 How cute are these fun new images from Meljen???  I decided to use Ride Em Cowgirl!!  Check out the rest of the DT some fun new releases!!!
Challenges.....
Paper romance...sketch
Pixie Dust...stitch it up
Meljen...Happy Birthday
Crafty creations...3 papers, 2 ribbons and a charm
Papertake...3,2,1...3 papers, 2 sentiments and 1 image
Spoonful of sugar....3 flowers(i have 3 types), 2 buttons and 1 ribbon

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pixie Cottage Thinking of you

Well it's the third rainy day in a row and I couldn't be happier!!!!  We've been so busy getting ready for school, it's helped us stay focused.  And we really needed the rain.  I've also had some time to stamp!!!
I have a pixie cottage challenge card for you today!!!  We have a fabulous sketch by  and then a back to school theme.  As always you can do one, the other or both!  I chose to use the sketch.  I suppose you could stretch it to fit the theme:)
I colored Hannah On A Swing by Sandra Hammer as my image with copics.  The papers are green at heart from basic grey.  I distressed the edges and added some stitching.  The sentiment is from basic grey.  The pearl swirls are from want 2 scrap.  I just want to add a side note about them...I ordered a bunch of reasonably priced pearls from them, and they arrived in 2 days and the shipping was super cheap!!!!!  And they are fantastic!  I also added wild orchid flowers and a fun postmark sentiment from Whimsy Stamps.
Check out the rest of the team for lots of back to school fun!
Challenges....
kaboodle...recipe 2 pattern papers, 2 plain papers and flowers
Stamp with fun...card for a girl
7 kids...2 designer papers

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Whiff of Joy Halloween

Morning everyone!  I have a Halloween card for you today!  I just love Halloween.  I used this adorable gnome from Whiff of Joy.  Her name is A little bit of magic might help and she is actually from the get well collection.  But I thought I could use her for Halloween instead. 

The papers are eerie from Basic grey and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.  I also embossed the orange BG layer with my halloween CB folder.  I added some stitching along with scissor and ink distressing to the edges.  I just bought the MS pumpkin border punch at a Christmas tree shoppe of all places.  Finally I added some black swirls and wild orchid flowers.  Oh and ivy leaves from another MS punch. 

Challenges....
Papertake...recipe 3 papers, 2 flowers(well groups of flowers), and one image
Stampin for the weekend...anything goes
Cute Card thursday...sketch
Paper Cutz....anything goes
Pixie Dust Studio...polka dots
Fab n funky...flower power

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday Sketch and Stamp

We have another fabulous sketch for you at Sunday Sketch and stamp!!! It is by Emma, and it is lovely!
Our sponsor is Crafts4Eternity , who let the DT play with this fun little robot!!!
Hope you can play along too!!!!

I used some cogsmo papers from cosmo cricket.  The sentiment is from the paper as well.  I colored him with copics, added some buttons and used a few star punches.  Cute and easy!

Challenges.....
Cupcake Craft....blue and green
totally gorjuss...star
Charisma cardz..punch outs

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Digi Day!!!!!

Woo Hoo It's another digi day over at Stamp Something today!!! We have a ton of awesome sponsors, so a lot of chances for fabulous prizes!!!!
I did two cards this week because I just couldn't decide which image to use!!
The first card I did was with a some odd girl image.  I think she's super fun!  I used basic grey papers along with a Whimsy Stamps sentiment.  I also added some pearls, stitching and wild orchid flowers. 
Challenges.....
Digi tuesday...use scraps
Sentimental Sunday.....ribbon and a sentiment
Sketch Saturday...sketch
Simple doodles...let's celebrate
Saturday Secret crafter...girls
wild orchid...one for the girls
Basic grey...pearls

This second card uses this adorable Prairie Fairy image!!  Isn't he a cutie???  This card is all boy!  I used some cosmo cricket papers along with a new SU color card stock, marina mist.  I think I like it!  I embellished with some hemp, buttons, a star punch out and a star border punch, oh and jumbo eyelets too!!  Be sure to head over to Stamp Something to see what the rest of the gals cooked up this week!!  A lot of us did 2 projects so there's a TON of eye candy!  Have a great weekend!!!
Challenges....
Totally Papercrafts...summer fun
Paper Romance...metal
your next stamp...bold, bright summer
Cooking it up with katie...twine, water image, punch
Stamp,scrap and doodle....sketch

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pixie Cottage Treat Box

Wow yesterday a door hanger and today a treat box, things are getting crazy over here!!!  I generally only do cards, but it is fun to spice it up everyone once and awhile though. 
I just love these little one sheet wonder boxes!!  One sheet of paper, 4 score lines and voila it's done!!  I add jumbo eyelets to the top so I don't even use adhesive to make the box, easy peasy!
I used Apple Hannah by Sandra Hammer for my image, how pretty is she?!?!  The challenge at Pixie cottage is to use the sketch and/or create anything but a card.  I tweaked the sketch by removing the circle, because it just wasn't going to fit.
I colored Hannah with copics and used baja breeze and soft suede card stock along with papers from DCWV's green stack.  I also used soft suede ribbon and that's about it!
Feel free to play along with the sketch the theme or both!
Challenges....
Simon Says...make a gift
Everybody art..in the garden (I guess technically in the orchard, close enough though I think?!?)
Kaboodle..metal

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Whiff of Joy Door Hanger


Hi there!  That's right I made a door hanger for today!!!  I don't usually do 3-D projects, but it was the challenge over on Whiff of Joy, so I decided to give it a go!
It was a lot easier than I thought!
I started with wee with tree.  I just love these little gnomes!!! I added pearls to the tree as ornaments and colored wee with copics.  I used basic grey papers, eskimo kisses.  I filled it up with lots of embellies, I have felt snowflakes, wild orchid flowers, rhinestones, stickles, holly punch outs and a "believe" charm.  Oh and ribbon too!!!
Can't wait to hang this somewhere for Christmas time! 
Challenges...
Whiff of Joy...door hanger
Stamp With fun...sketch
Spoonful of Sugar...Christmas in August
Pink Elephant...ribbon and sparkles
Sweet Stampin...favorite image
Daring cardmakers...tree-mendous
paper romance..pink and bling
cute card thursday..tree-mendous
wild orchid..one for the girls
 Basic grey..pearls
7 kids..pink and dots
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Fairytale time

 Good morning!! It's another Friday already!!!  Boy I thought July went by fast but August is going even faster!!!
We'd like to see your fairytale creations this week!
Our sponsor is Magnolia-licious so I decided to go with ballerina Tilda and a fairy sentiment from SU.  The papers are my mind's eye.  I colored Tilda with copics and added some stickles to her crown.  The flowers are from Wild orchid crafts.  I added stitching and distressed the edges with ink and scissors.
It's an easel card and the inside has MME papers and some pearls and hemp twine.
Magnolia down under...easel card
Sweet Stampin..pretty in pink
Cupcake craft...lace
Sentimental Sunday...anything goes
Inspirational card sketches....sketch
Paper Sundaes..metal
Charisma Card...easel

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

MelJen's New Whimsy Release!!!!

What a fun day!!  It's a MeJen designs digi release day!!!  There are some new images just released today over at the Whimsy Store!! And  because they're digi's, you can pop over, buy your fav and start coloring in seconds!!!
 I decided to use this super sassy teddy bear teacher!!!  How fun is she?!?!  I paired her with basic grey max and whiskers papers.  The tag is from whimsy as well, I did not ink up the sentiment inside.  Instead I added my own from the handmade seals set.
I added a fun little school charm and a metal grommet.  Along with some wild orchid flowers and a felt flower.  I also stitched the edges and added a bit of sparkle!
Check out the rest of the Whimsy team for lots of MelJen inspiration!!!
Challenges.....
paper sundaes...metal
going grey...back to school
kaboodle...metal
stamping for the weekend...back to school
friday sketchers...sketch


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!!!

Afternoon everybody!!!  Today is my parents' anniversary!  So I wanted to make them a card and of course waited until today!!  I used this fabulous Whiff of Joy image, wedding carriage.   My parents are not newlyweds, but I liked the look of the sentiment with the carriage.  So it'll be just a little joke:)
I went with black and white papers and lots of pink accents.  I added stickles to the veil and flower soft to the back of the carriage.  This will be a short post as I need to stick it in the mailbox before they get home!!!!
Challenges...
Spoonful of Sugar...sketch
Papertake...something old, new, blue
All that scraps...die cuts
Cooking it up with Katie....pink, flowers, square
Fussy and fancy....pink and black
Delightful sketches...distressed
Sweet Stampin....pink
Our creative corner...embossable

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Sketch and Stamp

Hi all!!  I hope you are enjoying this weekend!!!  We are having perfect weather and had a bit of time yesterday just to sit outside and enjoy it!  We hope to do the same today as well but first I have a card to share with you!
We have another fabulous sketch over at Sunday sketch and stamp!  Claire designed this fun sketch for us! 
I used 2 Whiff of joy images.  First is Melinda with Bouquet which I colored with copics.  The I added fun flock to her flowers.  I'm not overly crazy with how they came out, I think I may add more glue and flock and see what happens.  I also used fall grass, which I think the flock looks a lot better on, oh well!

The papers are from SEI and have a hint of shimmer and glitter to them.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.  I also added some stickles to Melinda's wings. 
Challenges...
One stop craft...summer fun
Incy Wincy...summer fun
Whiff of Joy...fuzz
ABC...A is for August

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Something Inspired

Another Friday which means another fun Stamp Something challenge!!!!  This week we have a photo to inspire you!!! I decided to go with the birthday theme of the photo and do a birthday card!!  I used this super sweet Kiki LaRue from CC Designs.  Paper Jewels is our sponsor for the week and you can find CC Designs there!!!!
I used some Kioshi basic grey papers, some primas and wild orchid flowers, and a piece of satin kraft ribbon.  The sentiment is from whimsy stamps.  The rest of the girls created some beautiful projects, so pop on over and have a look when you can!!
Enjoy the weekend!
Challenges........
Sketch Saturday...sketch
Paper Romance..it's a teen thing
your next stamp...birthdays
All that scraps...kraft, chocolate, aqua


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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Shower for twins!

Afternoon everyone!  Hope you are enjoying a lovely summer day!  I've been trying to finish this card all day it seems!  Lots of little interruption.  But I think it's finally finished! 

A friend of mine is having twins in September.  Her shower is next weekend and I was in charge of the card.  I really wanted to use super cute jelly bean from Whimsy Stamps, but didn't want a super cutsey card,so it was a bit of a struggle!  I stamped jelly bean twice once with pink feet and once with blue.  I then paired them with cappella papers from Basic grey.
I added lots of goodies to this one.  There's stitching, distressing, pearls, primas, wild orchids, ribbon, branches, and little feet charms.
The sentiments are also from Whimsy stamps.  I just love these tickets!  And I did two of them one for each of the babies!
Challenges....
Totally gorjuss..baby, baby
Stamp with fun....sketch
going grey..anything goes
simon says..sing it baby(baby mine from Dumbo)
Creative Inspirations..recipe 5 flowers, 3 papers, and a ribbon
Creative inspirations...anything goes
Cupcake...distressing

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Whimsy Digi Release Hop!

Welcome to the next stop of the Whimsy digi hop!!!!  You should be arriving here from the Whimsy Inspiration blog, if not head back there to start from the tippity top!
Today I created a card that uses just a sentiment!!!  Really strange for me as I LOVE my copics, but I saw this NEW sentiment set from Ann Vento and knew I had to use it.  I distressed the edges and added some really rough stitching as my sewing machine was not cooperating!  The papers are from SU and the flowers are wild orchids.  I also added some black pearls and twill tape.  That's really about it for this one!

Time to hop along and see all the fabby new images!!!  Your next stop is the lovely Melissa, be sure to leave comments all along the way for you chance at a fantastic prize pack!!  Denise will randomly choose 2 DT members to choose a winner from their comments!!  The winners can then choose a Digi of their choice.  There will also be a grand prize of 5 digi images of the winners choice which will come from the last stop on the hop. This Winner will also get a chance to use those new digital images as a guest designer for Whimsy for the entire month of August.  How cool is that!!!!!
Challenges...
Creative Inspirations...Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday..Texting Crazy
One Stop Craft.....Patterns
Sweet Stampin...sketch
Paper Sundaes...stitching
Sentimental Sundays...switch it up(new style,no image)

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