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 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 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

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!