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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday Sketch and Stamp Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!!!!!  My girls are bouncing off the walls to get out there and trick or treat already!  It's going to be a long afternoon!!  Luckily we still have pumpkins to carve and cookies to bake!
We have a great sketch for you over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp created by our own Mandy.
I used Lil Vampire from MelJen at Whimsy Stamps.  The sentiment is a MelJen freebie from her blog. If you need a last minute Halloween card, you can buy the digi and it's yours immediately!!!  The papers are Basic grey eerie. I embellished with flowers, gems and some stitched grosgrain ribbon.
Hope you can join us this week!!!!  Have a safe and fun trick or treat!!!!
Challenges....
MelJen...It's a twofer
totally gorjuss...spooky
Secret Saturday Crafter...anything that flies
paper play...a haunting we will go
Dutch Dare...Halloween
Stampin for the weekend...Halloween
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Last minute Halloween

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!  I realized I was a few Halloween cards short, so I whipped up a few to put in the mail yesterday.  Here's one I made using Mummy Bear from MelJen's over at Whimsy.   I wanted a more subtle Halloween card so I decided to use Basic grey papyrus papers.  And I just love this little bear and his little spider friends.  I only used a big bow to embellish, of course it's going in the mail, so not sure if that was the right choice, oh well!
Happy Halloween!
Challenges....
 Friday Sketchers...sketch
Pink elephant...orange and brown
Daring Cardmakers...trick or treat
Paperplay...a haunting we will go
Pixie Dust...Happy Halloween
Crafty Creations...Halloween
Dutch Dare...Halloween
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Stamp Something PINK

In honor of the last week of breast cancer awareness month, we'd love to see some pink at Stamp Something this week!!!  I decided to go with this super cute Tilda.  I used Basic grey Eva papers along with some flowers, pearls and ribbon!  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. 
Have a fun and safe Halloween weekend everyone!  Don't eat too much candy!
Challenges.....
Magnolias down under.....all aboard
Totally papercrafts...bling it on
Allsorts...spots and stripes

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Adorable new MelJens!

It's Thursday and that means a new MelJen release over at Whimsy!!!  WooHoo! We have 5 new designs today, and they are all fabulous!  I finally decided on fancy little stocking!

I had some SEI papers I bought at the end of last year I wanted to use.  Then I added all kinds of sparkles!  I have stickles, rhinestones, chunky glitter and the paper it's self is glittery as well!

 The sentiment is from Whimsy as well.  The final embellishments are some super thin ribbon from SU, a stocking charm, a felt snowflake and a rose from wild orchid.

Check out the rest of the whimsy team to see if they are showcasing a new image today!
Challenges....
Sketch and Stash....sketch
ABC...g is for glitter
papertake...sparkly and bright
bee crafty...Christmas
Totally gorjuss...sparkle
Winter wonderland...2 papers, 1 ribbon, snowflake, and a charm
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hello all!!!  Still playing catch up after a crazy week!!  Hope to find time soon to be out and about in blog land!!!
I have two cards to share with you today.  The first is a card with just a quote! They sure go together a lot quicker without coloring!!!  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.  The papers are from SU and I embellished with some black satin ribbon and pearls.  I also distressed the edges and added stitching.
Challenges....
Sentimental Sundays...distressing
Friday Sketchers....sketch
Charisma Cardz...vintage



The second card I created for a friend's baby shower.  The nursery bedding is green and brown with jungle animals , so I thought this monkey was perfect!!  He's from Whimsy Stamps as well as the ticket sentiment.  I colored the monkey with copics and added some stickles to the doodles.  The papers are origins from basic grey.  I added some satin ribbon along with some pearls and one lone flower.  I also added a super cute bootie charm on some hemp. 
Challenges.....
Spoonful of Sugar...getting punchy
Polka Doodles...welcome new baby
MelJen...anything goes
Cute Card Thursday...sketch

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Digi Day!

We're having fun with digis at Stamp Something this week!!!

Lots of fun and prizes as usual

This week I am showcasing a super cute Prairie Fairy image.  I had to make a thank you not for a friend who gave my daughter some ballet hand me downs and this cutie was perfect!!!!!

I used kioshi papers and some new super wide pink grosgrain from SU.  I added stickles to her tu tu and my spica pen to her hair for lots of fun glitter!!!  I also added some yummy new flowers from Wild Orchid.  I added a teeny pearl to her earring too.

Have a great weekend.  Things here are beyond hectic as I am getting ready for a craft fair on Saturday, hopefully things will soon be back to normal I'll be around to visit you all!!!!

Challenges...
Pixie Cottage....Sketch
Paper Sundaes...for someone little
Simon Says...give thanks
Cooking it up with Katie....2 of something(flowers), letters, glitter
Wild Orchids...pastels
Sweet Stampin...ribbon
Totally gorjuss...pink
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

A whiff of Sunday Sketch and Stamp

Happy Sunday!!!  I hope you are having a great weekend so far.  We were able to see a long time friend get married yesterday so that was fun!!!  And today, I have a Whiff of joy Christmas card to share with you that I created using this fortnight's sketch on Sunday Sketch and Stamp.  I used the Betty and Henry Winter Mice image for this one.  The tree paper is from Whiff of Joy as well, the other is basic grey.  I added some white flocking and chunky glitter to create snow.  I embellished it simply with a few snowflakes, a ribbon and some pearls.  The snowflake border punch is from EK success.  I sprayed the whole card with shimmerz so it has a nice sparkle to it IRL. Hope you can play along!
Challenges...
Allsorts...bingo...pearls mist ribbon
papercutz...anything goes
Simon Says....Recipe3 embellies(ribbon, snowflakes, pearls), 2 patterned paper, 1 image
Papertake...3 of a kind(pearls)
Simple doodles...winter warmers

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween

Hi Everyone!!!
 It's a spoooky Halloween challenge at Stamp Something this week.  I went for a little more cute than spooky with this sweet image from Whimsy stamps.  She's a digi and available now, so pop on over and download Anna and you'll be coloring away in no time!!!
I used bunches of basic grey eerie papers along with eggplant and black cardstock.  I then tried to make it a bit girly with rhinestones, satin ribbon, flowers and pearls.  The sentiment is also a digi from whimsy Stamps.  The challenge this week is sponsored by Bunny Zoe with a great prize up for grabs, so join us if you can:)
Challenges....
Stamps with fun...sketch
Everybody Art...Halloween
Delightful Challenges....Metal
Moving along with the times...Halloween
Pixie Cottage...stitching
Stamping for the weekend...Halloween
Fussy and fancy...Halloween

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Whimsy Blog Hop and Stamp Something!

Hi All!!  I hope you're enjoying this fabulous blog hop today!!!  The hop runs from 12noon October 8 thru 12noon October 15, so you'll have plenty of time to hop!!! 
I am so excited to have some of MelJen's adorable images in rubber!!!! And these are PERFECT for Christmas!! WooHoo!!
So you should be arriving here from the blog of the amazing ANNIKA if not, pop on back to the beginning and hop along,there are prizes hidden along the way.  The hop starts on CHRIS'S BLOG, you won't want to miss her gorgeous card!
 From here you'll be continuing on to one of Guest Designer's blogs.....the super talented...RACH JAKES!!!  Enjoy the rest of the journey!!
My card uses the new rubber image Mr. and Mrs. Teddy Claus paired with Jovial papers from basic grey.  I also "got punchy" with my 2 snowflake punches from Martha Stewart, the word window punch and the label punch from SU. If you love punches, pop on over to the stamp something blog and play along.  I added bits of stickles to the cuffs for some added sparkle. And lots of gems! I added satin ribbon and a believe charm as well.
Challenges...
Delightful sketches...red, green and white
Double Dutch...sketch
Spoonful of Sugar...sparkle and shine
Die cut Christmas...ribbon, glitter and gems
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy Halloween and Welcome Baby!

Hello!  I hope you are having a wonderful week so far.  It is pouring buckets here, a perfect day for lots of stamping!!!  I have a bit of a strange mix of cards for you today.  The first is a welcome baby card for my cousin's daughter.   I pulled out my all time favorite baby set for this one, SU's buggies and booties.  I stamped the stork image and then just colored a shadow, beak and blanket.  I sponged, stitched and distressed the edges.  I embossed the circle layer with my swirls CB folder.  I then added lots of girly pearls, flowers, ribbon and a lovely bootie charm.  The papers are from the my mind's eye girl pack. 
Challenges....
Totally gorjuss...sketch
Papertake..pick a challenge(Tues Jan 5...New beginnings)
paper Sundaes...something from my stash(stamps)
Pixie Cottage...embossing
Pollycraft...anything goes
Wild Orchid...stitch it up
One stop craft...congratulations

This next card uses one of MelJen's new Whimsy stamps images and Ann Vento's new digi Halloween tickets.  I don't like to eat candy corns AT ALL, but boy do I just think they are the cutest little guys!!  I used K&Co seasonal paper for this one, which I really like but always seem to have a hard time with.  I sprayed the whole thing with shimmer spritz so it has a nice little sparkle IRL.  The boo punch is from Martha Stewart.  Then I added lots of buttons and some rhinestones. 
 Challenges...
Sketch Saturday....sketch
 Simon Says...halloween
Fab n Funky...use a digi
Digi Tues...buttons, bling and a digi
Sweet Stampin...punch it out
Copic creations...orange

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Whimsy Blog Hop and Sunday Sketch and Stamp!

Hi there you should be hopping here from  DONNA'S BLOG  if not, head back to the beginning at BEV'S BLOG.
I used Santa's midnight snack and holday tickets on this one:)
From here please hop on to LORI'S BLOG
Here's another Whimsy card for this week's Sunday Sketch and Stamp!


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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Whimsy Sneak Peek!!!

Happy Weekend Everyone!!!  Get ready for a big weekend of Whimsy!  The official date of the Holiday release is tomorrow at noon EST during our hop, but the team will be showing sneak peeks all day!!  I used this fabulous new carousel horse from Crissy Armstrong for this card!  And the sentiment is new Whimsy as well, it's from the new holiday tickets set!  The papers are retired SU with baja breeze and cherry cobbler cardstock.  I added lots of snowflakes, flowers and sparkle to this one!  I also stitched and sponged the edges. 
So now for the winner of this gorgeous stamp....
Lorraine said...this is gorgeous i think if i know crissy the sneak peek could be a carousel horse of the christmas sort
Congrats hun!  Email me and I'll get all your details to Denise right away!  Be sure to join us tomorrow for the hop and the full unveiling of the whole collection!
Challenges....
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club....glitter, ribbon and gems
 Charisma Cardz...Christmas
Creative Inspirations...Christmas in September
Papertake...sketch

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Celebrate!

Hi All!!  Lots of celebration going on this week!  Today we have a new celebration challenge over on Stamp Something and two new team members!  Then I have 3 family birthdays and my anniversary this week!  Lots of celebrating and probably lots of cake too!
Our sponsor is sweet and sassy and I used the super cute image, Cocoa's Gift for my card.  I all used the Whimsy Sentiment stamp as it fit perfectly with the theme. 
I have no idea what kind of papers these are as I received them in a swap, but boy do I love them!!!  The gold layer is shiny and has  spots of glitter.  I paper pieced the present then colored the little guy with copics.  Added some flowers, pearls and ribbon and it was good to go!  I also stitched around the main image. 
If you have a chance pop on over and play along!  Also check out the Whimsy site when you can, there are so many new digi and rubber images being released this week it's unbelievable!!!!  Today there is a new MelJen design that is little candy corn guys!!  My favorite!!!
Challenges....
Pixie Dust...Swirly Swirls
Sketch Saturday...Sketch


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