Friday, May 7, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge

This weeks challenge at Paper Sundaes is to use RED, YELLOW and GREEN on your project. I decided to use a Bugaboo image (Stella) I just got, that I love... I say it all the time!!!! LOL I made a notebook to enter into the challenge, thought it might be cute for my MIL! She likes her "drinks"!!!

Thanks for stopping in! This is my third post of the scroll down for more posts!! LOL (BUSY!!)

Fabulous Friday Freebie #36

You can find the Simon Says Blogaversary BLOG HOP post HERE!!!!!

I am going to leave the Fabulous Friday Freebie posts at the top of my blog so they are EASIER to find for everyone!!! PLEASE scroll down to see my newest posts!!!! THANKS!!!!

(yes, I know the date is has to be that way to keep this post at the top!!)

The winner of last week's Friday Freebie of the BLINGY GOODNESS goodies is............ RAINMAC

Congratulations !!!! Can you please email me your snail mail address so I can get your goodies out to you!!!!

This week you can win a Hero Arts CLINGS set called HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUPCAKES!!! Isn't it cute??! I just love the new Hero Arts CLINGS...they are so easy to use and stamp SO great!!!! THIS cute set can be yours!!!!

Requirements: All you have to do to enter is

1. play along in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog (this weeks theme is BIRTHDAY - go check it out!!! )

2. leave me a comment here with a link to your post that states you've entered it into the SSS challenge

3. add my blinkie to your sidebar

(I CHECK!!!!)

& you can WIN these goodies!!! (includes shipping!!) !!!!!! Tell all your friends too!!!!

Thank you to Heidi, Steph, & the girls at Simon Says Stamp for being SO AWESOME to work with!!! You all work SOOOO hard to provide us with EVERYTHING we need for our crafting addiction, so I just wanted to say THANKS one more time!!!! LOVE YOU ALL!!!!
Good luck!!!!

Karen's Doodles Challenge USA - Anything but a card

This week at Karen's Doodles USA Challenge blog, they are doing a joint challenge with the UK blog....ANYTHING but a card! I wasn't sure if I could submit the same project for both, so I decided to bite the bullet and try these candles!!!! It was SO easy & they look so cool when they are done!!! I just need to get some cello wrap to wrap them up with ribbons and I should be able to sell these at my weekly Market that I go to!!!

<-- I added stickles to the balloon (mostly to cover up a candle boo boo) but it still looks pretty!!!

I had some help from Holly on how to do them "digi style" and she was a HUGE help!!! THANKS HOLLY!!!!! And Bob helped me with how to do it "rubber stamp style" - that one will be posted soon!!! THANKS BOB!!!!

Here is what I did (for DIGITAL IMAGES):

1. taped a piece of white tissue paper to a piece of copy paper

2. put it in my printer and print the images I wanted in the center of the page (so the ends don't curl and rip)

3. print images & pray the tissue goes through the printer (it did!!!)

4. colour images with Copics

5. carefully peel tissue away from copy paper

6. Trim around image (the closer you get, the better)

7. place image on candle where you want it (smooth out any wrinkles)

8. lay a piece of wax paper around candle (over image) and wrap around to back of candle so you don't burn your fingers!

9. Gently heat image with heat gun (you can see it start to melt into the candle) but don't heat too much or it will bubble and drip

10. Use wax paper to smooth wax down if needed .... but that should do it!!!

11. Embellish candle as you wish - ribbon, stickles, glitter, flowers, rhinestones, etc.

12. All done!!! EASY PEASY!!!!

For Rubber stamping, you do the same method above except you stamp RIGHT on the tissue paper (instead of printing on it!) - and that is it!

I can't believe I was so frightened to do this before!!! I LOVE IT!!! Now I have to go buy more candles!!! LOL (I just bought cheap white pillar candles from the Dollar Store!!!)

Here is the third one I did using a Squigglefly image that I LOVE!!! This is a Shy Bear..isn't he cute?? There is a whole schwack of them at Squigglefly...go check em out!!!!

Thanks for hanging out with me today! Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge UK - Anything but a card

This week at Karen's Doodles Challenge UK, the theme is Anything but a card! I had this neat box kicking around from my classroom - it was full of birthday postcards and stickers but it was a really sturdy box so I didn't want to throw it out! I decided to cover it and make a little treasure box for my niece!

Front with lid open

left side

right side

I used a bunch of images since she likes to dance and she loves princesses!!! I hope she likes it!!! Thanks for stopping by! Wish me luck on this challenge!!!!!

Happy Birthday stack!!

I just pulled this card together really fast - last minute birthday card needed for a guy!! GULP!!!! The image is from Whipper Snapper and the papers, buttons and beads are just from my stash.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Quickie post....

Just wanted to quickly anounce the winner of 1 Incy Wincy Designs image from our Blog Hop last week...... Marlene is the lucky winner! Please email me your choice of image I will get it to you right away!! CONGRATS!!!!

Head to the Incy Wincy Challenge blog to see who the Grande prize winner was, the challenge winner and the TOP 3!!!!! LOTS of giveaways!!!!



To celebrate the first blogaversary of Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog, we are having a BLOG HOP to inspire you and celebrate an amazing first year! And what a year it has been!! WOW!!!!

The theme for this weeks challenge guessed it, BIRTHDAYS!!!!!! We love BIRTHDAYS at Simon Says!!!!

At each blog, there will be a NUMBER – collect all of the numbers, add them up, and post your answer in the comment section on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, which is at the end of the hop :-)

At each DT hop, you will need to leave a comment or a direct link to a card made for this challenge with Mr. Linky – this will get you a chance to win your choice of 1 Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp set at EACH blog!!! So make sure you leave a comment here, and I will draw a winner for a Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp set of your choice.

Heidi will randomly draw the winner from all the correct answers for the Grande Prize next Wednesday. The winner must have entered this Challenge to be eligible to win this HUGE GOODIE BASKET FULL OF CRAFTING GOODNESS - courtesy of Simon Says Stamp Store!! Check it out....... (handpicked goodies by yours truly!!! Valued at over $100!!!!)

YOU MUST ENTER THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE TO BE ABLE TO WIN !!!! WE WILL BE CHECKING :-) AND if you enter this weeks challenge, come back here on Friday to enter my Fabulous Friday Freebie too!!!!! MORE chances to win!!!!

You should have arrived here from Anna's blog! If you didn't, you need to start at the beginning to make sure you collect all the numbers to add up!!!!!

The number for my blog is 1

Next head over to Dena's Blog to see what fabulous inspiration she has for you and to collect your number. Thanks for stopping by! HAVE fun and good luck!!!

The DT are showcasing the Simon Says Stamps exclusive stamp sets and have made some gorgeous Birthday cards & projects to inspire you!! You can see them all close up on each blog as you hop along collecting your numbers!!! :-)

Here is my project! I took a brown shopping bag that had writing on it, and covered it. I used ZOO ANIMALS set by Simon Says Stamp. I think it turned out pretty good, although in the picture you can't tell its a gift bag..but it is! Trust me!! LOL

Just in case you get lost here is a list of everyone :-)
CHRIS (you are here)

Good luck and have fun HOPPIN'!!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge....

This week at the Incy Wincy Challenge blog, we are just starting a new term with new Design Team members...if you want to meet them, head to the blog to check them out!! Our theme this week is ANYTHING GOES!!!! So, get creating!!!!! AND with the new DT term, comes awesome new challenges and incredible new sponsors!!!!! To kick off our list of AMAZING sponsors, we have SQUIGGLEFLY sponsoring us this week!!! How cool is that?? I have been a fan of Squigglefly since the day they opened for business!!! And they keep getting better and better!!! If you haven't already, please go check them out!!!!

Here is my card for this challenge - I got to use Fairy Princess Emily from Squigglefly - isn't she beautiful???

I used some glittery paper, glittered up her dress, wand, the flowers, and her wings, added some jewels to her crown and sparkled up her shoes!!!! What Fairy Princess doesn't like SPARKLE?!?!??! LOL


Incy Wincy Children's Charity is now called Aspire to Thrive Children's Charity. They have a GREAT new website, so go have a looksie!! There are some really awesome 3D images & decoupage kits available for purchase and lots of digi images too!!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will join us this week -it's an easy challenge!!!! :) Have a great week!!!!


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Ribbit, Ribbit......

This card is for the Designed2Delight Challenge this week! If you haven't already checked it out, you really should! You get free digis just for playing along!!! And they are CUTE CUTE CUTE!! Check out this frog? Isn't he adorable?? FREE!!! But you have to start the first of the month to get the free images and keep playing to keep getting the free images!!! If not, you can still play but you would just have to buy the image!

This is an odd shaped card, as I used some scrap Kraft paper I had on my desk! The DP is from a pack called Nana's Kids by DCWV. I coloured the frog with Copics and then added some googlie eyes! The sentiment is from a fairy tale set I got a LONG time ago, I think it is Doodle Factory (but don't quote me on that!!!)

Thanks for hopping in!!! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was OK - didn't get as much done in the yard as I would have liked - still a bit chilly outside! But had some fun last night at Dueling Pianos at a local restaurant/pub. Sooo fun!!!!! Anyway, have a great week!!!!

The Corrosive Challenge Blog......BIRTHDAY Time!!!

This weeks challenge at The Corrosive Challenge blog is BIRTHDAYS!!!!! We are celebrating our fearless leader JANET's Birthday this month!!!!! So, head over there and check it out!!!!

Here is my card - using a Bombshell image that my Secret Sister sent me......isn't she sexy???

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

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