Tuesday, December 14, 2010

GDT Exciting News!

Hello everyone!  I've been waiting on pins and needles to announce this!  I was chosen by the Sketches in Thyme challenge blog to be a guest designer!  I am so excited!  I've been on a couple of design teams, but never a guest designer!  Wicked excited!  Oh, did I mention I'M EXCITED?!

Anyway, the card I made followed this sketch:

And here's my creation which I rotated a little bit:

A little holiday card just in time for the season!   Go ahead over to the Sketches in Thyme website and play along!

I have entered this into the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge - colors of the rainbow
Cards for Men - Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes

Thanks for looking!  Have a great week!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Let's Ink It Up - Christmas with a twist

Welcome back to another challenge at Let's Ink It Up!  This time our challenge is going to run for two weeks so there is a small break in there for the holidays.  We'd like to see your Christmas creations, but the twist is that you must have some sparkle!

You will have to come and play with us cause we have some awesome sponsors!  Outlines Rubber Stamps has offered up a prize package valued at $20!  Look at this:

We have another sponsor as well!  Crafty Ribbons!  Crafty Ribbons has donated a "Funky Christmas Ribbon Selection Box."  Here's the picture!

Awesome stuff to win, so come on and load up your projects!

For my project I have made some sparkly gift tags.  All stamps used are from Stampin' Up, and I cut the circles with my nestabilities!

Here's a couple of close-ups!  I'm having fun with my new camera!

I have entered these tags into the following challenges:

Secret Crafter - Christmas
Catch the Bug - anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge - sparkly Christmas
Stamp Something - Christmas Colors

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Busy Holidays!

I just wanted to make a quick post to let you know where I have been.  Nothing horrible has happened, but I have been busy with holiday preparations.  Last week was Thanksgiving, so I was busy cleaning the house, making pies and getting ready.  MMmmmmm pie!

This coming weekend my mother and I are going to be taking part in a craft fair in our town, so I will be busy gathering all my dodads for that.  I will be seeing you on Saturday I hope for another challenge from Let's Ink It Up!  All I can say is dig out your glitter, it should be a fun one!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Let's Ink It Up - Recycle It

This week at Let's Ink It Up the challenge is to recycle something.  In case you haven't heard, the challenge is going to run for an entire month now, so you have until the 30th of November to get your creations in!

Our sponsors for the month of November are Whimsy Stamps and Wags 'n Whiskers!  Yes two sponsors means two winners!  Head on over to the challenge blog and see the spectacular prizes they have in store for you guys!

For my project I altered an old square shaped canning jar.  I picked up some great paper at my local crafting store, and this seemed like the perfect place to use it.   I paired that with a tag I made out of a sizzix die cut and Stampin' Up stamp sets.  The sentiment is from the set called Snowy Play, and I filled in some extra snow with the set Itty Bitty Backgrounds.

I'm not sure yet what I'm going to put in it, but it will probably be a Christmas gift for someone!

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

Little Red Wagon - use red
Pixie Cottage - recycle and/or sketch (I recycled!)
Craft your Passion - anything goes
PaperPlay Challenges - circles
Charisma Cardz - with love at Christmas (does it work???)
Raise the Bar - Curves (Scallops)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Time for a Quickie

No, I meant a quick card!  Dirty minds all of you.  :P

Wow!  I can't believe how long it has been since I have posted!  It's almost been 2 weeks!  I have finally dug around in my crafty bin and created something!

Here's a simple card I have made for a friend who's father has recently passed away.  I love the sentiment, and I hope it brings her some comfort.

Image is from Inkadinkado and is colored with my copics.

I have entered this into the following challenges:

Oh La La - remember, remember
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Little Red Wagon - use red

Best wishes for a great week everyone!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Let's Make A Scene at Let's Ink It Up!

Was the challenge easy to guess this time!?!  Yup this week at Let's Ink It Up we want a scene.  No twist this time, just interpret it any way that you want!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Tickled Pink Stamps.


They are supplying the winner with a $10 voucher to their store which you can find here.

"Tickled Pink Stamps is based in Australia and is the home of the Lil Lolita and Lil Lads Stamps.  They are everything quirky and sweet all in the one stamp and perfect for any occasion.  Tickled Pink Stamps also has a range of sentiments and images to match with the gorgeous Lil Lolita and Lil Lads ranges.  With new images coming all the time there is always something there to suit everyone and help bring out the quirky in us all...."

So for my project this time I made a scene out of Stampscapes stamps, and adhered it to this wooden box that I had stained.  I took a few pictures so that you could see the details.  I have included the supplies list below.

Supplies List:

Stamps:  All Stampscapes - Cumulus Clouds, Reeds lg, Bear, Waterside Bluff left and right, Twisting Pine, Crooked Limb
Ink: Stampin' Up
Tools:  Blender pens and Colorbox Stylus

I have entered this into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge - anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge - anything but a card
The Stamp Man Challenge - For a man (mine's not a card, hope it's ok!)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Santa's Little Helper - White on White

Hello!  I've had this Tilda in my stash for a while now, all colored up and ready to go!  Totally forgot about it, but ran across it the other day and finally decided to do something about it!  Poor Tilda, feeling all neglected! lol

I have colored her with my copics and decided to showcase that by making a white on white card.  The embossing was achieved with cuttlebug embossing folders used on the big shot.  I've also used the circle nestabilities for Tilda to sit on.

I have been playing with the new camera my husband bought!  I have to say it takes great close up pictures!  Let me know what you think of the photos!  Do I need a different background?  Something lighter?

Ok, I've also entered this into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - something from your stash
Crafty Creations - sketch
Stamp Something - Something to Celebrate
SSDS - anything goes
Anything Goes Challenges - Christmas
Just Magnolia - anything goes

Phew!  That's a lot!  I will be back Saturday night with a post for Let's Ink It Up!  Check back soon!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Busy Fall

Hello!  I don't normally do this, but I wanted to show my loyal followers why I have been absent for over a week!  This past weekend we (my family) attended the Deerfield Fair here in New Hampshire.  It is something that we do every year, guess it's a tradition!  We take the kids out of school and hang out at the fair.  The weather was a bit on the wet side for about half of it, but that's what rain coats were made for right?!  So I will leave you with some pictures of the fair!

The Flying Wallendas

BJ Hickman - Magician

Random entry in the flower building!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

My Final SSDS Challenge :(

Today is my final post for Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays.  Our DT term is up.  (Sniff)  I would like to thank Regina for the wonderful opportunity she has given me!  She is a doll to work with, and I will miss the rest of the team immensely as well!

This week we are looking for some kind of stitching on your project.  Our sponsor is Paper Cupcakes, who has kindly donated 2 free digis of the winner's choice!  Be sure to check them out!

For my project I have made a mini backpack.  You can find the template for it here.  The only modification I made to the directions was to stitch with my sewing machine before I added all the brads.  Well, my sewing has improved somewhat, but I still have a long way to go!

I have entered this project into these challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Cute
Make it Crafty - anything goes
Cowgirl's Sunday - Hip not to be square
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie -  Sweet, Metal, Ribbon

Don't forget to come over to SSDS and show us your stitching!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

DT Call at LIIU

Hello!  Just a little note that there is a DT call going out at Let's Ink It Up.  Unfortunately Sam has decided to step down for personal reasons. :(  She will be greatly missed!  This opens an opportunity for all of you out there who would like to try out.  You can see the DT call here.  While you are there stop in and play in our challenge!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Let's Ink It Up - Challenge #3

Hello, here's my second post today! Yes, weekend's are busy around here! lol Today's challenge at Let's Ink It Up is to use your favorite stamp with the twist being to use a charm.
I have to say this was a stretch for me, because I haven't ever used a charm! I love being on design teams, they challenge you to try new stuff all the time! :)

Ok, so you know our challenge, but here's the sponsor: Caroline's Rubber Stamps! Caroline has donated a voucher for £20! Here's what Caroline has to say:

I have been designing rubber stamps for well over 20 years and have written for many magazines over that time. I live in Liverpool with husband and son...my daughter left home about a year ago.

As well as stamping and crafting I enjoy gardening (when it's not raining) and oil painting. I have recently started designing digistamps. I am looking forward to sponsoring the challenges and to seeing all your artwork.

Make sure you head on over and check out her stamps and get some shopping in!

So you know our challenge and our sponsor, now what did I make?! Well like I said this is a bit of a stretch for me to use a charm, and how do you use a grass stamp with a charm? This is what I came up with!

Not too shabby huh?! The papers are scraps, but I'm pretty sure they're from Stampin' Up. The grass stamp is from the Stampin' Up set Inspired by Nature. The sentiment is from Stampscapes.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and come play at Let's Ink It Up!

Oh yeah! Forgot again! I'm entering these challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Autumn/Fall
Stampin Royalty - stitching (mine is faux, hope that's ok!)

Operation Write Home - Birthday Celebration

Hello everyone! This week we have something special planned at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays! We have paired up with Operation Write Home to help celebrate their birthday bash!

If you haven't already heard about Operation Write Home, I suggest you head over to their site and find out all the wonderful things they do for our troops! The cards that are made and gathered are sent to our war heroes so that they may use them to keep in contact with their family and loved ones while they are serving. This is a great program so I hope you all can help out!

So in honor of that I have made a girl's birthday card! Here it is:

Isn't Tilda just gorgeous! I love her windblown hair, and lilacs are my favorite spring flowers!

I hope everyone has a great weekend, and don't forget to check out our sponsor this week: Craft Brulee! They are offering one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate! So get crafting! :)

Oh yeah, almost forgot! I am entering this card into these challenges!

Glitterbabe - Anything goes (don't forget your bling!)
My Time to Craft - jewelled

Saturday, September 11, 2010

SSDS Challenge - Thank you

Hello everyone! Can you believe that days are getting shorter.....and colder!? My kids asked where their BIG blankets were last night!

Well, on this lovely September Saturday the challenge at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays is to make a thank you card.

For my card I used the sketch from Mojo Monday. Creative Inspirations is looking for autumn colors for their DT call, and Theme Thursday is also looking for fall colors. Fab 'N Funky just wants what'eva for their DT call! So to combine all that and the SSDS challenge of making a thank you card, here's mine!

I was loath to cut all new paper, so I dug out my scrap drawer and went at it! The flower is made from Stampin' Up set Doodle This, and the sentiment comes from another Stampin' Up set called Many Thanks.

I hope you play in our challenge at SSDS! Have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

LIIU Challenge #2 - Vintage Tags/Bookmarks

Hello and happy Sunday to everyone! We had a wonderful response to our very first challenge over at Let's Ink It Up! We had an amazing number of entries and they were all beautiful! This next challenge will be a fun one! We want you to make either a tag or a bookmark with a twist! Yes all of the challenges will have a twist! This time the twist is that we want your project to have a vintage feel to it! So that's a vintage bookmark or tag!

Our sponsor this week is Carol Gomes an independent consultant for Close to My Heart! Here's what Carol has to say:

Close to my Heart is a leading manufacturer of My Acrylix Stamps, as well as a full line of papers, inks, markers and embellishments that all coordinate together. You can view tutorials and artwork at my website CreativelyCarol.myctmh.com and if you live outside the US, you can e-mail me your orders and I will gladly get them shipping to you, as we do not sell directly outside the US and Canada at this time. I take MasterCard, Visa, Discover and PayPal. When you join my newsletter, you will receive 5 free layouts complete with cutting directions for both scrapbooking and cards. The link to my newsletter is http://creativelycarol1.blogspot.com/p/sq-page.html

She will give one lucky winner this stamp set!

It looks awesome doesn't it? So let's get creating!

This is what I made for my project. These are a set of vintage corner bookmarks. I saw the step by step directions for these at Splitcoaststampers here.

Stamps: Stampin' Up Sets: Chicken Wire, Country Borders, Roosting
Punch: MS Border punch
Paper: kraft and real red from Stampin' Up
All inks are from Stampin' Up and images colored by Copics

I have entered these bookmarks into the following challenges:

Totally Stampalicious - anything but a card
A Crafty Little Place - anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - anything but a card
YNS Challenge - anything goes

I hope everyone has had a great weekend!

SSDS - Christmas Challenge

Hello fellow crafters! It's been a long hot week here in New Hampshire! We've been in the 90-100 degree F range all this week and I am definitely looking forward to the change over to 70's! Hot, Hot week for the second week of school for the kids! Ah well, they are off on a long weekend now anyway!

Ok, on to the challenge at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays! This week we are looking for your Christmas cards! I, for one, have started seeing what designs I want to make for my Christmas cards this year, so I have been experimenting with different ideas!

This week I used another stamp from the Stampin' Up set Snowy Play that I borrowed from my MIL. Thank you! :) I stamped this skating snowman on white cardstock and colored him with my copics. Then I did some creative cutting! Not exactly sure where I came up with this, just did! lol After I had him all cut out I glittered the whole "ice" area. The red and green paper is from Stampin' Up and the dp is a random scrap. I finished it off with some offray ribbon.

I am entering this card into these challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Christmas in August
Crafty Cardmakers - glitter and sparkle
Paper Sundaes - Christmas in August
Christmas Card Challenge - sparkle and shine

Don't forget to check out the other DT projects and upload your own at SSDS!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Good Luck Truck

It is SSDS DT Saturday! This week the challenge is to make a good luck or get well card. Our sponsor this week is Digi Doodles!

Digi Doodles has donated at $10 gift certificate to the winner! So get creating!

Digi Doodles gave us some digis to play with, and I decided to use Old Truck. I colored it with my copics after my husband researched what the paint jobs looked like! Thanks honey! I used crystal effects from Stampin' Up to make the windshield and lights clear and glossy! The background stamp is from Stampin' Up and is called Road Trip.

I entered this into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - sketch
Cooking it up with Katie - Checks, boy, brown
Theme Thursday - vintage man
Cute Card Thursday - no punches or diecuts
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - non-Christmas anything goes

Have a great weekend!