Saturday, January 16, 2010

Some Valentine's Day cards....

Here are a few more Valentine's Day cards I made! Not sure if they fit into any challenges but that's ok!!!

Rachelle Anne Miller image. Papers are from my scrap stash & the flowers are from Michael's (big bucket of white flowers in the wedding section - I just distressed them!)

Cuddly Buddies image (free digi) & sentiment from Designed2Delight. The papers are from my scraps bin...this card is 4x4 & coloured with Copics.

Karen's Doodles image . Paper is Melon Mambo (SU) & the DP is my new stuff from PaperWorks Co. It is from Bo Bunny's LOVE BANDIT series.

Sorry it's so short!!! It's been a crazy week already & I am exhausted!!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

For all of you....

This is the 2nd post for today - please scroll down for the other post! THANKS!

This card is for all of you!!!

It is also for the challenge at Designed2Delight Digital Stamps. This is the freebie image I got for playing last week! Remember me telling you about this challenge? As long as you participate, you get a free image for the next challenge! Cool eh? Remember - if you play along, mention my name beside yours in Mr. Linky!!!

The sketch is actually from The Sweet Stop challenge blog (SSS38) but I think I missed the deadline! That's ok, it is a really cool sketch!!! The "whipped cream" in the cup is my 3D Glittering Crystal paint I got from Michael's...I love that stuff!!!!

Thanks for popping in to say hi!!!


Fabulous Friday Freebie #22

Welcome back to my FABULOUS FRIDAY FREEBIES!!!!! These prizes are made possible and generously donated by SIMON SAYS STAMP!!!!! If you are new to my Friday Freebies, please read the requirements at the end of the post!!! But first, the GOOD STUFF!!!!

This week, you can win a Happy Hoppers wood mounted stamp called HOPPY VALENTINES! How cute is this eh???

Requirements: All you have to do to enter is

1. play along in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog (this weeks theme is SHABBY CHIC!!! ),

2. leave me a comment here with a link to your post

3. add my blinkie to your sidebar

& you can WIN that fabulous STAMP!!!!!! Tell all your friends too!!!!

Thank you to Heidi & the girls at Simon Says Stamp for being SO generous!!! We LOVE you more than you know!!!! MWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Good luck everyone!!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pen holder - and 4 challenges in 1!!

This pen holder/coaster box qualifies for 3 challenges! So excited when this happens!!!!

First, it qualifies for the paper piecing challenge at Pink Cat Studio. I used the free Butterfly template to create a paper pieced creation (actually I did 2 butterflies on this project!)

Second, it qualifies for the challenge at Our Creative Corner which was to make something 3D!

Third, it qualifies for the challenge at Basic Grey, which was a photo for inspiration. I used the colours and the swirls on my holder that reflected the room in the photo. The Basic Grey paper I used is on the inside of the butterflies wings.

And fourth, it qualifies for the BLING challenge at Practical Scrappers!!!

I made this butterfly 3D. The font is from my Storybook Cricut cartridge. The swirls are from my new swirls punch and the flower is from the Storybook cartridge too, as is the side view of the butterfly in one of the next photos.

Here is the paper pieced butterfly from Pink Cat Studio. The antennae were nasty to cut out!! UGH!!!

That is the first coaster box I have made - it was pretty easy and fast...but I did have trouble attaching the there a trick??? Well, it wasn't hard, just there was excess ribbon from the bottom to the side looks ok, and is still functional so I left it. I wonder if I needed to put my holes closer to the edge?!?! Anyone have pointers??
Thanks for stopping by & having a peek!!! Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Creations by Penny - Butterfly Flower

This is the second post for today....please scroll down to see the other post!!! THANKS!

Ooohhh boy, I had some fun with this image!! It is called Butterfly Flower from Creations by Penny! I printed out 2 images and made the butterfly POP off the card here:

I had this pack of glittery butterfly & flower paper that doesn't get used very often so I thought I would use it with this card. Since the paper was already glittery, I continued with the glitter on the flower and the butterfly! I mounted the image on Elegant Eggplant paper so it stood out on the busy paper. The card base is also Eggplant!

And, since it is BLINGY, I am entering this into the Practical Scrappers challenge this week!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!! I hope you all have a super week!!!! Head on over to Creations by Penny to see her other GREAT images!! Also, check out the blog for my DT sisters creations using Butterfly Flower!!

Simon Says......Shabby Chic!

This weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is SHABBY CHIC. While I'm not very good at creating shabby chic art on my own, I had to do some searching for some ideas. I'm still not 100% sure this IS shabby chic, but I tried!!! LOL

I used a Sarah Kay image called Spring Blossoms - available at Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!! The papers I used were from SU, but I can't remember the name of the pack. I added in a chocolate chip embossed piece on the side and distressed the edges of the papers. The flowers and rhinestones were all from my stash. I coloured her using Copics.

After looking at this picture I realize I need a ribbon iron - hmmm!!!!

Anyway, I hope you will head to the blog to see what the other DT members have created for you to see & join us on this weeks challenge!!!! There's prizes....always!!!! So hurry, get creating!!!!!

ALSO, Simon Says Stamp is having a DT Call!!! We are looking for 2 new designers to join our fun group of gals!!!!! Check out the blog for more details!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!! HAVE a great week!!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sentiment Salon

Hey everyone!!! My friend Deb has opened up a neat little shop with all sorts of sentiments....very cool!!! It is called SENTIMENT SALON! Here are a couple samples of some of the sentiments she has been working on:

This first one is a list & it comes with a whole bunch of different headers that fit on top of the list, so you can customize it for whatever you need. This list is laminated so you can write on it with a marker & wipe it off. I attached magnets to the back so it can go on my fridge!

"You're the salt in my stew" - such a funny saying, but I love it!!!! I had just coloured up this new Shy Bear from Squigglefly and this saying fit perfectly, even though I know he isn't making stew.....well, he COULD be!!!! LOL

This last sentiment is great!!! When I saw that sentiment I knew it would work perfectly with my new Hedgehogs in love by Karen's Doodles

Head on over to the Salon & check out the great sentiments Deb has!!! And SO reasonably priced!! You can also see some Design Team samples there too!!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

SWEET TREATS challenge

This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy Designs is SWEET TREATS and it is sponsored by our newest Design Team member NIKKI at Graphix & Designs blog & Limited Runs stamps (an ebid store!). She has some really great cupcake images for sale!! Right now, she has a great sale (THIS WEEK ONLY!!) - buy any 8 digital stamps for $10 - that is a savings of $6!!!! GREAT DEAL!!! I just scooped me up some new digis!!!! LOL HERE is the link where you can get in on this great deal!!!!

AND if you head to the INCY WINCY CHALLENGE blog, she has offered up a FREE cupcake for you to all use for this challenge!!! The prize is also donated by Nikki which is your choice of 2 free digis from her store!! Cool eh??

Here is my Sunny Cupcake card:
All paper is from SU (Razzleberry Lemonade I THINK!!!) & it is coloured with my Koh-i-noor pencils and baby oil gel!! The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp exclusive sentiment set!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll join us this week for the SWEETEST challenge around!!!!

ALSO, to sweeten the deal EVEN MORE, Nikki has offered each of the DT members some more blog candy to give away. On EACH of our blogs, one lucky commenter could win a CUPCAKE of thier choice from Limited Runs!!!! So, be sure to check out all of the DT members blogs and leave them each a comment!!!! And leave me a comment so you can win one HERE too!!!! It's that simple!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Corrosive Challenge blog - DISTRESSING!!!

This weeks challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog is DISTRESSING! For this bookmark, I distressed all of the papers with Walnut Distress Ink (Ranger). The DP is from a paper pack I got at Wal Mart years ago & it looks like a page from the Bible. So I grabbed LiLi Praying from Inky Impressions and a cross charm and went from there! I added a jumbo eyelet from SU for the top (you can't see in the picture but there is ribbon attached to the top) The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp exclusive set called With Deepest Sympathy. The ribbon is recycled off of a chocolate box that I got from one of my students at Christmas!!!

I hope you will head to the challenge blog to see what the other DT members have distressed for you and to join us this week!!!!! Have a GREAT week!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MOM TODAY!! She turns 77 Years Young!!! WOW!!!!!

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