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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Last Pixie Cottage DT card and a Whimsy Sneak Peek with a PRIZE

Hi All!

Lots of DT stuff for you today.  The first thing is my last card on the Pixie Cottage DT.  I can not believe how fast my time there went WOW!!  I had such a blast with all the gals and the gorgeous images!!  I'll keep inking them up for sure!!  I used Pumpkin Fairy Hannah by Sandra Hammer I just love this image!  I paired it with some me and my bog ideas papers and espresso and pumpkin card stock.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and worked perfectly for the sketch.  I also added some flowers, buttons, ribbon, hemp and a pin.  AS a finishing touch I added stickles to her wings and wand and crystal effects to the pumpkins.
Challenges....
Paper Sundaes...things with wings
Everybody art...friends
Stamp, Scrap, doodle.....stitching
Totally papercrafts...magic
delightful sketches...make it sparkle

Next is a sneak peek at a card I made using 2 stamps from the upcoming Whimsy release!!  You're going to be amazed when you see all these gorgeous stamps!!  WOW WOW WOW is all I can say! OK here's the peek.....In honor of the release Denise thought it might be fun to play a little game while also giving you a sneak peek at one of the new stamps! We are going to call this game "Guess The Stamp?" And all you need to do is leave a comment with your guess as to what you think the image is on this card could possibly be.
The first person to guess correctly will win this stamp. Now I know this is going to be a little tricky, so you don't have to guess exactly, but whoever is closest first will win.  And, I will give you a hint....

This image was drawn by Crissy Armstrong and it fits our holiday/winter themed release.

To enter, please leave a comment in the comment section with your guess. The card and image will be revealed on Saturday this week, when the design team starts sharing sneak peeks at all the new rubber stamps.  I will announce our lucky winner at the same time. So give it a shot, take a chance, and you just might win!

Thanks for playing along and good luck!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Some fall colors

Hello, Fall is here.  Although it's supposed to be in the 80's today, so it feels like summer still.  We decided on a fall color theme over at Stamp Something to welcome in the season.  I went with espresso, durango adn some me and my big ideas papers for my fall colors. 
I used 2 Whiff of joy images.  I first stamped Sitting summer Willow then I masked Fall Grass around her.  Then colored with copics.  I distressed all edges with scissors, added some stitching.  The sentiment is from SU and stamped on the punch out from the WOJ metal die.  I embellished with lace, antique brads, hemp and flowers.
Check out the stamp something site and play along if you can,we have a great Simon Says Shopping Spree up for grabs!
Challenges.....
Going grey...fall
Moving along with the times...to do list (2 papers, vintage item, leaves)
Everybody art...autumn
Paper sundaes...fall colors
Simon Says...sketch
Whiff of joy...thank you
Creative Inspirations...2 stamped images
ABC...D is for distressing
Thanks for stoppin' by!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

MelJen New Release!

Hi All!! It's Thursday and that means another new release from MelJen Designs over at Whimsy!!  And this one, as usual, is super cute!!!!  I used the new image turkey bowl.  It made me giggle so I couldn't resist.

I colored him in with copics and then paper pieced the bowl with some retired SU paper.  The sentiment is from Whimsy as well, holiday postmarks!  I stitched, distressed and inked the edges.  I added bunches of flowers, a few rhinestones, some punch out branches and hemp twine.  The colors are pumpkin and the new espresso from SU which I really love! 

There are a few more new images so check out the blogs of the rest of the DT and the Whimsy Store for more details.  And since these are digis, you can pay and play in no time!
Challenges...
 One stop craft challenge....sketch and autumn
MelJen's Challenge...autumn colors
Charisma Cardz...Anything goes
Simple doodles...spots and dots
Everybody Art....autumn
Paper Sundaes...fall colors
Papertake...animal magic
ABC.....D is for distressing
Thanks for stoppin' by!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Aw, so tweet

Hi everyone!
I hope you are doing wonderfully on this gorgeous Wednesday!  I have a card to share with you today that I created for my friend's wedding.  They had super cute invitations with little pigs on them so I thought these little birdies were close enough to that!
This image is Aw, so tweet by Katie Sowa.  It was released awhile ago, but is still available to download whenever you need it!
The sentiment is a digi sentiment from the Aw, so tweet sentiments created by Ann Vento for Whimsy.  Pop on over to the store to see Ann's newest creations, custom rubber stamps!  They are amazing!
I used bella blue SU papers along with kraft and black cardstock.  I added some flowers, twill tape and pearl brads to finish it up.  I also added a touch of sparkle to her veil with some stickles. The edges are stitched and distressed with ink and scissors.
Challenges....
Sketch and stash....sketch and image from my stash
Sentimental Sundays.. weddings
Papertake weekly...animal magic
Cooking it up with Katie...ribbon, a little metal and something sweet
little red wagon...glitter
Sweet Stampin...stitching
Copic Creations...shading
Wild orchid...ribbon and bows
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Whiff of Joy treat box

Hi Everyone!!

I have a little treat box to share with you today! I used this adorable A little bit of magic might help image from Whiff of Joy for this one.  She and quite a few other stamps are on sale, so head on over to the whiff of joy store to shop around!
I used basic Grey Eerie papers along with eggplant, black and pumpkin cardstock.  I embossed the orange oval layer with a Halloween CB folder.  I added some ribbon, adhesive pearls, a jumbo eyelet and some wild orchid flowers as well.
 I just love these super easy one sheet wonder boxes, head on over to the Whiff of Joy Inspiration Blog for my tutorial on creating this box!
Challenges...
7 kids college fund....sketch and fall theme
Spoonful of Sugar...anything goes
Going grey..fall
Wild Orchid...ribbons and bows
Paper Sundaes...halloween colors
Cooking it up with Katie...fall theme, fancy fold, embossing
Creative Card Crew...fall
Whiff of Joy...layers

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday Sketch and Stamp and a Birthday Card

Hi All!!

Happy Monday!  I have two cards for you today.  The first is my Sunday Sketch and Stamp Card a day late. We had a crazy weekend and stamping was on hold for a bit, but back on schedule now!

So this sketch was created by Ger, cute huh?  On sponsor is my Favorite Things, who generously donated a few cute images for us to play with.  I chose these holiday owls.  I used some My Mind's Eye papers along with pink pirouette and espresso card stock.  I used my MS snowflake border, snowflake and holly leaf punches on this one.  Along with my 3 SU oval punches.  I also embossed the pink circle with my CB snowflakes folder.    Finally I added some ribbon, flowers and lots of stickles!  The sentiment is from SU.
Challenges....
Sweet Stampin...stitching
Allsorts...at least 3 punches
totally gorjuss...wild thing
fussy and fancy..christmas colors
Moving along with the times...Christmas
Cute Card Thursday...Tweet and flutter

Now for the birthday card....
My niece turned two this weekend, part of why we were so busy, and had her turtle party yesterday!  This is the card I created for her.  This absolutely adorable turtle is from MelJen Designs and available at Whimsy stamps.  **Which is up and running after some server trouble last week.  SO head on over and see what's new!**  The sentiment is from Whimsy as well.  The papers are basic grey.  I stitched the edges, added some flowers and a fun polka dot ribbon along with stickles to finish up this card.  I also used my pinking hearts border pinch from SU and my MS branch punch. 
Challenges....
MelJen Challenge...1 ribbon, 2 flowers, 3 brads
Pollycraft...cute and cuddly
Going grey...digi
Basic Grey...sketch
Totally papercrafts...Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday...Tweet and flutter
Pixie Dust Studio...fur or feathers

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Friday, September 17, 2010

September Digi Day!!

Morning!!  I have two cards for you today!  It's our monthly digi challenge over at Stamp Something and I was lucky enough to have two fantastic images to work with!!!
The first is a perfect tree from Digi doodle.
I just love this sweet image!!  Excuse the terrible photos, it is dark and dreary here and my camera is acting up, not a good combo!!!  I used some sparkly Holiday Papers from My Mind's eye.  I then added flocking for the snow and trims of the coats and hats.  Finally I added some taffeta ribbon, a felt snowflake and lots of rhinestones!  I also distressed the edges.
Challenges...
Sketch Saturday...sketch
Fussy and fancy...christmas colors
moving along with the times...christmas
ABC Challenge...D is for distressing
Simple  Doodles...spots and dots

My second card uses an image from Sassy Studio Designs, it's called falling leaves.  I'm thinking I should have printed her a bit larger since I chose such bold papers and embellies...hmmm maybe later.  That's what great about digis, you can change as needed.  The paers are Max and Whiskers from Basic grey.  Then I added some assorted flowers, buttons, ribbon, twine and jumbo eyelets.  The eyelets I actually found at TJ Maxx of all places!  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. Check out the Stamp Something site for more details about all our sponsors and details on how to join in the fun! 
Challenges....
Charisma Cardz......Sketch
Your next stamp....give thanks
daring cardmakers...in the air(leaves)
 Spoonful of Sugar...fall into autumn
Stamp Scrap and Doodles Saturday.....thank you
Allsorts...colors of autumn
Thanks for stoppin' by!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Mail from Whiff of Joy

Happy Tuesday!!!!  Hope your week has started well. Things here have been beyond crazy lately!  I finally finished this card which I started 3 days ago!  I used super sassy Willow with Coffee to go for this one.  The papers are bittersweet from Basic grey.
I used espresso and melon papers from SU. Then I also added a layer using the fabulous new die cuts from Whiff of Joy!!!  This one is the magical tag, and boy is it magic!  There are just soo many ways to use it!  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.
 Finally I added flowers, pearls and stitching. 
Challenges....
Stamp with fun...sketch
Whiff of joy...layers
7 kids...recipe....1 image, 2 papers, 3 flowers, 1 sparkle(the stickles on her bracelet)
Paper Sundaes...3 embellies, flowers, pearls and ribbon
Sweet stampin...just a note

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Spots and stripes!

That's our theme of the week over at Stamp Something!!!  I hope you can play along!!  We have a fabulous prize up for grabs too from Michelle's Scrapbooking and more!  She carries pixie cottage stamps, copics, Magnolias and more and is offering a 10% discount to everyone who plays along!!!  Head on over to Stamp Something for all the details.

 I decided to use this adorable new Pixie Cottage stamp called Pumpkin fairy Hannah.  My spots and strips are on my eerie paper from basic grey.  I embellished with lots of goodies...jumbo eyelets, black hemp, black rhinestone swirls, wild orchid flowers, stickles and a button.  I also distressed the edges with scissors and ink and added some stitching.
Oh and I used my MS pumpkin border punch and some grosgrain ribbon whew!
Have a great weekend!!!

Challenges....
pile it on...layers
Sketch Saturday...sketch
Stamptacular Sunday...distress it
fab n funky...what eva

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

MelJen Release!!

Hi and Happy Thursday!!!  My days are all thrown off with the holiday this week!!  Luckily I have a calendar, a big calendar :)
Meljen is releasing some fabulous digis today over at Whimsy stamps!! They are all super cute, but I just couldn't resist this little school bunny!  She's got her book and an apple, all ready for her first day I'd say!
The papers are all SU.  The base layer I embossed with my CB divi swirls folder for a little extra.  I added some stitching and lots of flowers too!!  There's also quite a bit of sparkle from the tiny rhinestones and the stickles I added to the doodles.  As I'm sure you know by now, I used my favorite sentiment from Whimsy Stamps as well.  Oh I also recycled some wedding ribbon:)
Challenges.....
Paperplay....autumn is a coming
papertake...sketch
MelJen challenge...back to school
Delightful sketches...ribbons and colors
 Spoonful of sugar..animals

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pixie Cottage

It's Pixie Cottage day! WooHOO!!!!  We had a fabulous sketch and the theme of furry friends!  I decided to use this super cute Give Me A Hug by Alisa Ramirez   image.  I used some Basic grey papers and lots of flowers and pearls to really girlie it up!!!  The grass at the bottom was made using the new Whiff of Joy Die!!!  Isn't it awesome!
Well today is also my kid-free craft morning!!!  So I need to take advantage of that!!!!  Have a great day!
Challenges....
Spoonful of Sugar....animal crackers
Wild orchid...pearls and pins
Die Cut Dreams...pearls and pins
paper romance...furry friends


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Monday, September 6, 2010

My Sketch on Sunday Sketch and Stamp

That's right, here is my first sketch ever for Sunday Sketch and Stamp!  I liked it and I hope you do too!!!  We also have a fun new look over at SSS, so pop on by when you have a chance:)
OUr sponsor this week is MelJen Designs, so I chose to use one of her newest releases, Kitty Cat Love!
I colored the kitties with Copics and paired them with Max and whiskers papers from Basic grey.  I added some stitching, one little flower, a striped ribbon and a fun paw charm.  The sentiment is also available from Whimsy Stamps along with the image and hundreds of other fabulous MelJen creations. 
Happy Labor Day!
Challenges...
MelJen Challenge...stripes(ribbon)
Paper romance...furry friends
Moving along with the times...in stitches
ABC...c is for charm
Papertake..just the one(flower)

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Whiff of Joy Christmas

Hi Everyone!!!  Hope everyone is having a lovely start to the holiday weekend!  I wanted to share a different holiday card with you today before our festivities begin.
I am waiting on my new batch of WOJ Christmas Stamps, so I decided to use a non-Christmas image for a Christmas card.  Many of the WOJ images are so versatile, and can be used for lots of themes.
Here I used Shopping Willow. I paper pieced all her fabulous packages with holiday papers.  I then colored the remainder of her with copics.  I distressed the edges, added some stitching and a great big bow.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.  I also used my MS punches to punch snowflakes and holly leaves to add some flowers to.  I also embossed the circle with my holiday embossing folder from SU.  Finally, I added some white flocking to Willow's feet to create the look of snow.  The red I used is the new cherry cobbler from SU, boy is it yummy!  Have a happy weekend!
Challenges....
Basic grey...paper piecing
Stamp, scrap and doodle...Christmas
Sweet Stampin...winter wonderland
Stamping for the weekend...shabby
Moving along with the times...stitching
Paper Sundaes...christmas in August
Whiff of Joy....Sketch

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Something Cute!!!

It's a super cute day over at Stamp Something!!!!  The DT got to play with some adorable images from Bugaboo stamps!  Come on over and join us for your chance at winning!!!
This card uses the wee cupcake girl from bugaboo.  I made it for my daughter's friends birthday.  She's turning 6 very soon and will be having a Pinkalicious Cupcake party at a local cupcake store.  The girls will be wearing pink and making cupcakes, so I thought this was the perfect image!!!!

I used some papers I received in a swap,so I'm not really sure where they are from.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.  I added lots of bling to go with the birthday girl's sparkly personality.  There's stickles, rhinestones and glitter spica pen highlights.  Finally I added a fun princess charm!

Challenges....
Stamptacular Sunday...pretty in pink
totally papercrafts...charming
Charisma...inspired by a song(happy birthday)
ABC CHallenge...C is for charm
your next stamp...anything goes
Spoonful of Sugar...sketch
Cupcake..let's get digital

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Whimsy September Challenge and BIG NEWS!!!!!!

Hi All!!!

Big first day of school for my preschooler today!!!  She loved it!  I can't believe how old she is already!!!  My goodness!

Anyway, I have my Whimsy Challenge card for you today!!  Lots of new releases to share, so check out all the challenge cards and the blog hop for your sneak peek and a chance to win some Whimsy!!!  The theme is SOOOO easy this month...it's pearls!  I chose to use the new Daisy Butterfly image from Crissy Armstrong.  And it has been so hot this week that I decided to do a fall color scheme to cool down a bit!  The papers are retired SU.  And of course I added lots of pearls!!!!!!
The sentiment is from Whimsy as well.
I also distressed the edges with ink and scissors and added some stitching.
Good luck with the challenge!!!
Oh and now for the BIG WHIMSY NEWS!!!!
Whimsy will begin taking custom orders for custom created by and address type rubber stamps on September 8th!!!!!!!  I told you it was big!!!!  Ann Vento has outdone herself creating the most beautiful choices.  I CANNOT wait to get my hands on mine!!!!!  Check out the store site for lots more details!!!
Challenges...
Truly Scrumptious...sketch and a knot
Pixie Dust Studio...stitchi it up
Simon Says...pearls and lace
ABC challenge...charms
my time to craft...in the garden
cupcake...going digital
Thanks for stoppin' by!