Saturday, January 29, 2011

Circle of Friends Hop


Welcome to the Circle of Friends Blog Hop If you have arrived from Jackie's Blog  you are in the right place, if not you may want to start at Crystal's Blog so you don't miss anything along the way.
Our Circle of Friends hop is to show our dear friend Annika Ryan that her Whimsy Family is here for her during this difficult time. Everyone needs a circle of friends, and sometimes, during those hard moments, you need to be placed in the center of that circle and be given a big group hug.  Though we may be miles away, our hearts are with her along with our support.
Today we all have made her a creation to show her how much we care, Please hop along with us to Support our Wonderful Teammate and Friend Annika.
Here is the creation I made for my dear friend and dt sister.......
I wanted to send big hugs to my friend, a gal I've never met, but who always brightens my day:)  I just love this little digi cutie from Elisabeth Bell.  I added Whimsy ticket sentiments and the life defined background stamp as well.  The papers I received in a swap so I don't know what they are, but they had a vintage feel which reminded me of Annika.  Big Hugs to you my dear!!!
If you know Annika and would like to make a creation for her please go to the end of the hop (Denise's Blog)  and link a card, then email Crystal at to privately give you her address.
This hop will end on February 5, noon Eastern time so you have enough time to create a card for friend!!
Thanks so much for hopping along with us today!!!  Your next stop on the hop is the one and only Chris Olsen!!!!!!!!!
Papertake weekly...sketch

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Stamping Winter

Hi all!!!  we are stamping winter at Stamp Something this week!!!  I like winter on paper much better than in my backyard!!!  We have over 3 feet of snow out there, with more coming and no days over freezing any time soon!!!!!  It does look pretty though!
For my winter card, I used ready, set, duck from Whimsy Stamps.  The sentiment is also from Whimsy from the Winter Letter Seals set. I only used one piece of designer paper so I decided to add a ton of embellies.  There are stickles, flowers, felt snowflakes, a pin, some pearls, a charm and finally an extra wide piece of grosgrain ribbon.  A little bit of everything!!!

Be sure to pop over and say hi to the rest of the team!!!
Incy Wincy Designs ....Winter wonderland (but no Christmas cards)
Top Tip Tuesday.....fabulous flowers
Shabby Tea Room ...Winter Wonderland
Stamping Scrapping Central ..... Winter
Let's Ink It Up ....NO DIGI and Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday .... SKETCH

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

MelJen Digi Release AND a sneak peek!

Morning all!!  Yet another snow day up here.  So I just popped in a movie for the kids and decided to get crafty!  This card uses the new Meljen image, lovin turtle!!  My niece loves turtles, so this image was PERFECT for her for Valentine's Day!!  I also wanted the perfect sentiment, so I went with a new one from Raindrop echo.  It will be released on February 1st, with Whimsy's February Digi release!  So enjoy that sneak peek!!!
I added lots of sparkle, some basic grey papers and SU ribbon.
Creative Craft World ......Cute & Cuddly
Fab 'n' Funky....use a digi
Simon Says Stamp ....animal antics
A Spoonful Of Sugar ...Valentine's
Kaboodle Doodles ... Bling it up
Sketchy Colors .....Sketch 

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Elisabeth Bell Monthly Challenge

The Elisabeth Bell monthly challenge is to alter an item.  I chose to alter an old mailbox I had lying around from target a few Valentine's ago.  I used Martha Stewart Valentine papers to cover the mailbox.  I then used red grosgrain ribbon to cover the seams.  The image is from Whiff of Joy.  I covered the mail flag with lots of ribbon scraps I had lying around.  Finally I added some flowers, pearls and a love charm.  It was quite easy to make, not as easy to photograph!!!  The pink end pops off, so I can fill the box with chocolates or other Valentine candy!  I hope you can play along:)
Pink Elephant.....Red, brown & pink
Crafty Pad.....Girly
Pile It On ....Love is in the air
Blackleaf Studios...anything but a card, Valentine's day
Craft Your Days Away
Just Us Girls....create a 3D valentine container
Alphabet Challenge... “L" is for "Ladies"; include a lady on your project

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Friday, January 21, 2011


Well it's another snow day here!  That's 3 in about a week!  We are running out of room for snow that's for sure!!  But with the girls excited to play with one another, I get extra crafting time!!!
First I'd like to share my Stamp Something card with you.
We had to create something cute using some adorable sugar nellies given to us by our sponsor, sugar nellies!!!!!! 
I chose to use pringle, this adorable little bunny.  I paper pieced his present to give him a Valentine gift.  All the papers are Martha Stewart, the red layer, I embossed with my CB swirls folder.  I added some flowers and pearls along with a piece of extra wide grosgrain.  Finally I punched out some branches from my Martha Stewart punch to add to the flowers.  Don't forget to share some love with the rest of the team, and play along if you can!
Do You Stack Up?
Moving Along With The Times......SKETCH & flowers
Creative Belli .....anything beginning with "P"  (pink and pringle)
Fab 'n' Funky ......... animal magic
Paper Pretties - paper piecing(present)
Simon Says Stamp...choose 3 items in a straight line from the BINGO card (embossing punch outs and ribbon)
Paper Take Weekly...Ribbons and Pearls
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Little Rapunzel

Hi everyone!  I have a semi-non-traditional Valentine for you today.  I used Little Rapunzel a little cutie from Elisabeth Bell's line of digi's.  The papers are sugar rush from Basic Grey.  I also added a few wild orchid flowers.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Whimsy Stamps.  I also added some grosgrain and taffeta ribbon and pearls.  It was fun to make a Valentine without just using pink and red.
Pixie Cottage.....who do you love?
My Time To Craft ....Spots and Dots
Oldie But Goodie Challenge.....Bright and Cheerful
Paper Take Weekly.....Ribbons and Pearls
Tuesday Throwdown...Valentine
 Bunny Zoe's Crafts....Love is in the air
Die Cut Dreams .....Use a Digi and a Rubber stamp together
Karber Weekly.....DIGI STAMP and Ribbon
Fairymoon Crafts.....SKETCH

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp!

Hi everyone!!!
Here's a fun little Valentine I created for the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge this week!  I used the love you mice from Whimsy Stamps, an oldie but goodie!!  I love these little guys!  I used some Martha Stewart Valentine paper.  The bottom layer I embossed with my CB.  Finally I added some flowers, taffeta ribbon and rhinestones!!  I rotated the sketch to fit the image a bit better!  Have fun with this one!!

Secret Crafter...with love
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle...anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie ....embossing and pink for someone you love

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Digi Bells Candy Hop

Welcome to the next stop on the Digi Bells hop!!!!!  I hope you are having a great time hopping along!!  You should have arrived here from Jodi's Blog.  If not, head back to the Digi Bells Blog to start hopping at the beginning.  This is the super sweet My Prince image from Elisabeth Bell.  I paired her with some Martha Stewart papers, a few pearls and a taffeta ribbon.  From here, please hop along to KIKI'S BLOG.

The order of the hop is as follows in case you get lost along the way......
Digi Bell Blog
Erin(you're here)
Digi Bell Blog

To win the digi you need to hop through and leave a comment onEACH blog.  2 DT blogs at random will be picked, and the winners will then be picked from their comments.  You have until January 21st, 10PM Arizona time, to enter. 

The second way to win will be to do the hop leave comments and then to make a card and post it on the Digi Bell Blog. The theme is, "Hearts and Chocolate."  You can interpret Chocolate as a color or a food item, or whatever "Chocolate" makes you think of. This will also end on January 21 at 10 PM Arizona Time and post to the Digi Bell's blog the next morning.  

Truly Scrumptious....Sketch
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Stamp Something!!

That's the challenge of the day on stamp something!!!!!
I stamped this gorgeous new carousel horse from Whimsy Stamps(our sponsor) called Dance of Love by Crissy Armstrong.  The sentiment is from Whimsy too it is from the love letter seals set. The papers are from fancy pants.  I colored the horse with my copics.  Lots of flowers, lace, rhinestones and stickles on this one!!!  I also distressed all the edges!  Check back later today for the Digi Bells hop!!!!
Phindy’s Place ...Valentine's
Do You Stack Up?..distress it
Bunny Zoe's Crafts...Love is in the air

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Kenny K Day

Well it's snowing like crazy here today, so I thought it was the perfect time to get to some crafting!!!  Here's a Kenny K rubber card I recently made. It's sassy Kitty katastrophe from Whimsy stamps.  The sentiment is from the fast lane sentiments also from Whimsy.  I used some papers I received in a swap, so I'm not sure what they are.
Sketch Saturday...sketch
Ooh La La Creations ... Bling it on
Woodware USA ...Hearts
Stamp Insanity..... use metal

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Digi Bells DT first Card!!!!

Afternoon!!!!!  I am super excited to have been chosen as a digi bell guest designer for the next 2 months!!!!!! 

I just adore these images.  So here's my first uses I love you this much digi.  The fall grass background is also from Elisabeth Bell and it is available through Whiff of Joy.
The final stamp is the sentiment from Whimsy Stamps.  I used some K and Co papers along with lace, pearls flowers and ribbon for this one.  I really hope you can join us for the digi bell's hop on Friday the 14th, Details to follow~!
Gem of a challenge...sketch
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ....Love is in the air
Cupcake Craft ....Something New(image)
Karber Weekly...DIGI STAMP and Pearls
Cute Card Thursday...use some old stash(ribbon)
Moving Along With The Times ...use old stash along with new stash (ribbon and image)

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Digi Day January!

It's time for another digi day at Stamp Something!!!!  Woohoo!!!  This week I used this new image from Some Odd Girl!  It's perfect for Valentine's Day!!!  The papers are from Martha Stewart.  I also added a bunch of stickles, sparkles always work for valentines!  I embellished with some wild orchid flowers, pearls and wide grosgrain ribbon.  Be sure to check out the rest of the team and play along if you can!
Colour, red, white (optional: hearts)

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sparkle Sparkle

 Hi all!  I had a chance to play with this adorable, new MelJen image today!!!  What a cutie he is!!!  I'm on a real sparkle trend lately, so I really glittered this one up!  The papers are SEI.  This snow bunny and the sentiment are available at Whimsy Stamps.  I also used my fun new branch border punch.  I also embellished with a felt snowflake, wild orchid flowers, some adhesive rhinestones and ribbon.  Pop on over to the Whimsy site to see the rest of this week's MelJens!!!!

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp

 Good morning!!!!  It;s the last day of vacation here and I'm ready for things to settle down and return to normal!!!!  These past few weeks have been fun, but boy I need a break!
I have 2 cards to share with you is for Sunday Sketch and Stamp and the other is for the Digi Bells DT.
I just loved the sketch this week at Sunday Sketch and Stamp!!  I used this super sweet image from Elizabeth Bell along with Curio Basic grey papers.  I distressed all the edges with scissors and ink.  I also added lots of stickles!  The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps, I gave it some sparkles too.  Finally I added a few teeny tiny pearls to the edges.  Please pop on over and play along when you can:)
Paper Sundaes...something new(Stickles)
Sentimental Sundays...Friendship
Incy Wincy...Distressing

 This card I made using the sketch provided by the Dt call.  I used one of my favorite Elizabeth Bell images from Whiff of Joy.  It's a non-traditional Valentine and I am happy to be crossing those of my list already as it will be here before we know it!!!!  The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps.  I added 3 layers of ribbons a wide grosgrain, a medium organza and a tiny satin.  I'm still excited about all my new stickles, so I added a bunch of sparkle!  Finally I added some pearls and flowers.
Creative inspirations...Something new(stickles)
7 kids...anything goes
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