Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Totally Ladybug Tuesday's Color Wheel

Good morning everyone!  Today is Totally Ladybug Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over on the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.  Caz, our guest DT member for November, chose our challenge this week and she picked the color wheel.  She asked that we design a card using the color that is opposite our favorite color on the color wheel...hmm, have I confused you yet? 


My favorite color is red so when you look at the color wheel, green is on the opposite side of the wheel.  So I had to use green for my card today.  The image I used for my card is that cute little Cheeky Jack, and you can find him here.  I used my copics and prismacolor pencils to color my image and used Glossy Accents on his tongue.  I added a button with a twine bow...I figured since the bow was from twine it would be OK for a boy's card.  I have such a hard time making male cards.  If I can't add ribbon, lace, flowers or glitter, then I really struggle with the finishing touches lol!  I added some brads and my sentiment and my card was finished.  This is what I call a clean and simple card...no frills or frou-frou (is that really a word?)



Now, be sure you stop by the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog to see what the amazing DT has created this week.  If you joined us last week for Michele's sketch, thank you!  I hope you'll be able to join in our challenge this week, too...there's a chance to win a prize.

During the month of December, Kerry is offering a Buy One - Get One 1/2 price sale.  And if you buy two stamps, you get two at 1/2 price.  If you've been wanting to treat yourself to some new LCI stamps for Christmas, now is the time.  I mean, think about it...you pick out and order your own stamps and you know you're gonna love that Christmas gift!  It's one size fits all and no standing in a long line to return something you don't like, right?  You can check out all of the Ladybug Crafts Ink stamps here.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Artful Inkables #34  -  Punches/Diecuts 
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 9  -  Texture
Fab 'n Funky Challenge 50  -  Going with the Flow
For Fun Challenges  -  Anything Goes
Hodge Podge Shop Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Inktegrity's Hump Day Inspiration #34  -  Anything Goes
Paper Cutz Challenge 69  -  Anything Goes
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge 31  -  Bow
There She Goes TSG83  -  Cards for Kids
There's Magic in the Air  -  Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious  -  Anything Goes
Woodware USA Challenge 3  - Anything Goes

Stamps:  LCI Cheeky Jack and Sentimental Numbers
Paper:  Scenic Route, Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glossy Accents, brads, button, twine, Nestabilities

Monday, November 29, 2010

Little Robbie

Happy Monday to all of you.  Today I have a card with a Whipper Snapper image.  I absolutely love Whipper Snapper stamps...they are so adorable.  I bought this cute little stamp last year and I'm just now getting around to making it into a card.  Yes, I am sooo slow lol!


I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  My papers are BoBunny (from last year).  I am almost out of this dp and I wish I could find more...it's one of my favorite Christmas papers.  I love the color combo and the big snowflakes and polka-dots.  I used my Martha Stewart doily lace punch and added some ribbon and a glittered snowflake.  I applied stickles on the snow, greenery, and the berries.  My sentiment is from PTI.   


Thank you so much for stopping by.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge  -  X is for XMas
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge 47  -  Let's Celebrate Christmas
Bah Humbug Challenge 40  -  Feeling the Blues
Belli Challenge 105  -  Rs (ribbon)
Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge 72  -  Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 9  -  Texture
Crafty Calendar Challenge 14  -  Winter with Snowflakes
Crafty Catz Challenge 60  -  Christmas
Crafty Creations Challenge 95  -  Christmas is Coming
Crafty Sentiments Challenge 45  -  Christmas
Creative Cottage Challenge 28  -  Nontraditional Christmas
Fab 'n Funky Challenge 50  -  Going with the Flow
For Fun Challenges  -  Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Challenge FBC24  -  Winter/Christmas Theme
One Stop Craft Challenge 108  -  Christmas Cuties
Papertake Weekly  -  Cut it Out
Pink Paper Paradixe Make it Monday 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 12  -  Christmas Theme
Scrappy Frogs Challenge  -  Merry Christmas
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge 31  -  Bow
Stampin for the Weekend Challenge 51  -  Winter
Woodware USA Challenge 3  -  Anything Goes

Stamps:  Whipper Snapper - A Home For Robbie; PTI - Mixed Messages
Paper:  BoBunny, Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, MS doily lace punch, Nestabilities, ribbon, snowflake punch, stickles, Glamour Dust

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Tags

Did you hit the stores for the big after-Thanksgiving sales?  Not me...I don't do Black Friday.  I tried it one year and decided that would be my last year lol!  But to those of you brave enough to face those crowds and wait in long lines, I hope you found everything you were looking for! 

Anyway, Stampendous has been sharing some holiday ideas over at Paper Craft Planet.  One of their projects was a gift bag with notecards that can be found here.  I decided to make the gift bag and fill it with Christmas tags instead.

This is the gift bag with the tags inside.  I used the Starry Holly image from MelJen's Designs.  This image is a freebie that Melissa designed and you can find it here

I used a small holly leaf stamp and my VersaMark ink pad to decorate the bag and tied it closed with a little white bow.  I added some dp and red ribbon to a pen for a matching set.









I used a Sizzix die to cut out the tags.  I haven't used that die in ages...I love it when I am able to use things that I purchased long ago.  I think maybe it makes me feel less guilty about having so much junk crafting stuff.   

I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I cut it out and matted it with my Nestabilities.  I added a little Glamour Dust for some sparkle and tied on some embroidery floss.  Because the image is so simple, these tags were done in no time.   

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.


I'm entering my gift tags in these challenges:
Artful Inkables Think Ink #34  -  Punches and Diecuts
Crafty Creations Challenge 95  -  Christmas is Coming
Creative Craft Challenge  -  Tag It
Diecut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge 45  -  Use a Diecut
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 35  -  Colour Combo Red and Green
My Time to Craft Challenge 116  -  Tag Along
Our Creative Corner  -  Tag, You're It
Paper Romance Challenge 26  -  Tag
Papertake Weekly  -  Cut it Out

Stamp:  MelJen's Designs - Starry Holly (freebie)
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glamour Dust, Nestabilities, ribbon, embroidery floss, holly stamp, VersaMark pad, pen

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!  I hope you're able to spend the day with your loved ones...eating, relaxing, and just enjoying each other's company.  I had hoped to make a Thanksgiving card to post today, but as you can see, that didn't happen.  So, I'm sharing a very simple Christmas card instead.



I used the Starry Holly image by MelJen's Designs.  This is one of Melissa's freebie images and you can find it here.  I used my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol to color the image and then added some Glamour Dust for some sparkle.  I used my new Sizzix Basic Grey embossing folder (Snowglobe) to emboss the holly and berries on my cardstock.  My image was cut out using Nestabilities and then I used my Martha Stewart holly border punch.  A little ribbon, a bow, and a button...and it's done!  This was a very quick and easy card.



Please stop by the MelJen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog today to check out the latest challenge.  And while you're there, be sure to take a look at the latest creations by the talented Design Team!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge 47  -  Let's Celebrate Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge  -  X is for XMas
Artful Inkables #34  -  Punches/Diecuts
Card Makin Mamas Challenge 10  -  Holidays
Crafty Pad Challenge 98  -  Red and Green
Creative Belli Challenge 105  -  Anything R (ribbon)
Diecut Dreams Christmas Club Challeng 44  -  Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge 40  -  Buttons and Bows
Keep It Simple  -  Evergreen
Lollipop Crafts Challenge  -  Christmas
One Stitch at a Time  -  Choose a season or event
Paper Pretties  -  Clean and Simple
Papertake Weekly  -  Cut It Out
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 12  -  Christmas Theme
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge 30  -  Use a Circle

Stamp:  MelJen's Designs  - Starry Holly
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glamour Dust, MS punch, Stardust pen, Sizzix Snowglobe embossing folder, ribbon, button

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Sketch

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's Ladybug Crafts Ink Totally Ladybug Tuesday and that means that we have a new challenge posted for you over at Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.  Our lovely ladybug Michele chose the challenge this week and she asked us to work a sketch for our projects.  Here's my interpretation of Michele's sketch...now, I did have to turn it so I hope that's OK Michele!


I watercolored my image using my Distress Inks.  This was such a nice break from my Prismacolor pencils that I've been using lately.  I've added pearls, Glamour Dust, metallic pens, and Fluffy Stuff to my cupcakes.  This is the first time I have worked with Fluffy Stuff and I love it!  Thanks, Kerry, for sending it to me!  I used Glossy Accents on the wagon wheels and the cherry stem.  I've used white floss to add the bows to her hair and to tie the little punch tag onto my ribbon.  I bought these Doodlebug Design cherry brads quite awhile back and finally got to use one of them...yay!  My papers are Doodlebug Design.  I love their bright, cheery papers and I think they go so well with cute images like this Cupcake Cutie!


Now, be sure to stop by the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog to see what the lovely ladybugs have created.  I hope you find time to join in our challenge this week...there's a chance to win a prize!  Thanks for stopping by.

 
I'm entering my card in these challlenges:
Digi Doodle Shop's Best #34  -  Anything Goes
Paper Romance Challenge 25  -  Favorite Things
Pear Tree Designs Challenge 27  -  Colourful
Simon Says Stamp  -  Sparkle
The Latte Lounge  -  Diecuts or Punches

Stamps:  LCI - Cupcake Cutie Wagonfull of Cupcakes and It's Only Words 2
Paper:  Doodlebug Design, Bazzill
Other:  Distress Inks, Fluffy Stuff, Glossy Accents, glaze pen, stickles, pearls, ribbon, Doodlebug Designs cherry brad, Glamour Dust, Nestabilities, MS tag punch, and floss

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Puppies

I hope you're having a wonderful day today.  I have another Stampavie card to share with you today.  This one is called 'Christmas Puppies' and I just love this image.  These little puppies look like they're all ready for Christmas...probably hoping Santa left them some yummy treats in their stockings!


I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol and used my white gel pen to add some polka dots to their stockings.  I added some Glamour Dust to my image to make it sparkle.  I just bought this new Sizzix Embosslit Die the other day at my LSS, Simply Scrapbooks so I used it to make this pretty snowflake.  I brayered VersaMagic ink onto the snowflake and added some clear embossing powder and heat set it.

  
Are you all ready for Christmas?  Well, I'm not...I've still got a very long list of things I need to finish before Christmas gets here.


Thanks for stopping by today!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge  -  X is for XMas  
Diecut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge 44  -  Christmas Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 34  - Anything Goes
Hodge Podge Shop Challenge 4  -  Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations Challenge 27  -  Traditional Christmas Colors
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 40  -  Choose a Season or Event
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog  -  Merry Christmas
Simon Says Stamp  -  Sparkle

Stamp:  Stampavie - Christmas Puppies
Paper:  SEI - Kris Kringle, Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, glaze pen, white gel pen, chalk, Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, Sizzix Embosslits Die (Snowflake), VersaMark stamp pad, brayer, clear embossing powder, heat gun, white pearl

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Make A Wish

Hello peeps!  Today we have a new challenge over at the Just Cute Bears and Friends Challenge.  The newest challenge is to create a card or other project for a Winter Birthday.   



I used Lili of the Valley's James Bear - Sledging Along for my card (thanks Tammi!).  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  My papers are Falling Snow by Fancy Pants, and Core'dinations.  I used some Glossy Accents on his eyes and nose.  I also used some Recollections flowers, a MS punch, Glamour Dust and some glittery snowflakes.  I added pearls to the sowflakes.  My ticket sentiment is from Whimsey Stamps Ticket Sentiments.  I followed the sketch from Cute Card Thursday for my layout.



Thanks for stopping by today for a visit.  I also want to thank you for signing up as followers.  I do appreciate all of you so much!  Be sure you stop by the Just Cute Bears and Friends Challenge to see what the other amazing team members have created this week.


I'm entering my card in these challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge 14  -  Snowflakes
Anything Goes Week 25  -  Let it Snow
Critter Sketch Challenge 40  -  Texture
Cute Card Thursday  -  Sketch
Delightful Challenges  -  Baby It's Cold Outside
Digi Doodle Shop's Best  -  Anything Goes
Hodge Podge Shop Challenge 4  -  Anything Goes
Paper Play Week 44  -  Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
Simon Says Stamp  -  Sparkle
Stampin B's Challenge 85  -  Snowflakes
Stampin For the Weekend Challenge 51  -  Winter
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 43  -  Snow and Snowflakes

Stamps:  Lili of the Valley James Bear - Sledging Along; Whimsy Sentiments - Ticket Sentiments
Paper:  Fancy Pants - Falling Snow; Core'dinations
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, pearls, Recollections flowers, MS punch

Friday, November 19, 2010

Simply Scrapbooks

Happy Friday!  Yay, the weekend is finally here.  I just wanted to write a short post to let you know about an Open House at my LSS.  If you live, work, or are visiting the Kettering area on Sunday, make sure you stop by Simply Scrapbooks.

They are having their Holiday Open House on Sunday, November 21st, from 1 - 4 pm.  They're having make and takes, cookies and hot chocolate, and a sale on Christmas supplies.  You can find out the details here.  And you can see the actual projects by visiting their blog.

I hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sparkle 'n Shine

Happy Thursday everyone!  We have a new challenge today over at MelJen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog.  Our challenge this week is for "Sparkle 'n Shine".  My sparkle doesn't show up so well in the picture but believe me, it's there!


I used my copics and prismacolor pencils on my image.  I added Glamour Dust and also used my Stardust pen to add some sparkle.  I used the Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch and added some white ribbon and gemstones.  My layout is from the Mojo Monday sketch this week.



Melissa also has a new release today and you can see it here.  While you're checking out the new release, be sure you look at all the awesome cards by the rest of the design team...lots of sparkles this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge 13  -  Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge  -  X is for XMas
Bee Crafty Challenge 42  -  Christmas 2 with digi
Easy Crafts Challenge 25  -  Use red
Mojo Monday 165  -  Sketch
Pollycraft Challenge 70  -  A Glittery Christmas
Stamp and Create Challenge 7  -  Tis the Season
Stamp Something  -  November Digi Day Challenge
There's Magic in the Air  -  Glitter, Ribbon, Christmas card

Stamp:  MelJen's Designs - Country Star Ornament
Paper:  K and Company, Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, gemstones, MS punch, ribbon, Nestabilities, Glamour Dust, Stardust pen

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

MelJen's Designs - Special Release

Hello everyone!

Today we're celebrating the life of Keith L. Smith, father of Melissa Jenkins (artist/owner of MelJen's Designs).  Melissa's father passed away a year ago today.  Melissa designed this special set to celebrate her father's love of fishing.


Here is the card I created to honor Melissa's memory of her father.


My image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I've used a little bit of stickles on the fish and hooks, and used some Glosssy Accents on the worms and bobbers...well, I think they're called bobbers.  (Can you tell I don't fish?)

Melissa is giving away the Fisher Moose image.  Go to MelJen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog to see how you can enter the drawing.  And while you're there, leave Melissa a warm hug.

Melissa, you are in my thoughts and prayers today. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamp:  MelJen's Designs - Fisher Moose, Bucket of Worms, Gone Fishing Word Art
Paper:  Doodlebug Design, Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glossy Accents, Star Dust Stickles, brown twine, brad

Totally Ladybug Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today is Totally Ladybug Tuesday and that means we have another great challenge for you over at Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.  This week the challenge is to create a project with Christmas sparkle.  I used Nikki and Buttercup Running in Snow, one of my favorite LCI stamps.



I colored my image with Copics and used my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol to do my shading.  I dusted on plenty of Glamour Dust...after all, the challenge is for lots of sparkle!  I used one of Martha's punches and stitched all around my papers. I found these papers hiding in my stash from last year.  They're by October Afternoon and I love their paper.  I added a little red bow and a few sparkly snowflakes to finish my card.



Be sure to head over to Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog to see what the other super talented ladybugs have created this week.  And don't forget that Kerry is having a great sale on Ladybug Crafts Ink stamps.  I hope you can play along with us in our challenge this week...you just may win a prize!

Thank you all so much for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Christmas Stampin Challenge 70  -  Stripes
Crafts and Me Challenge 17  -  Glitter
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C63  -  Christmas
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 85 
Diecut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge 43  -  Snowflakes
Digistamps4Joy  -  Christmas/Holiday Season
Drunken Stampers Challenge 42  -  Sewing
Easy Craft Challenge 25  -  Use Red
Ellephantastic Challenge  -  Christmas
Keep It Simple  -  Wonderland
Lexi's Creations Challenge 27  -  Traditional Christmas Colours
Pollycraft Challenge 70  -  A Glittery Christmas
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge 10  -  Christmas Colours
Secret Crafter Challenge 109  -  Sparkle and Shine
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge 29   -  Snowflakes
Stamp and Create Challenge 7  -  Tis the Season
Stamp It Crazy  -  Glitter
Stamp With Fun Challenge 85  -  Square
Stamps R Us Challenge 9  -  Sparkles & Scallops
Sweet Stampin Challenge  -  It's All About Snowflakes
There's Magic in the Air  -  Glitter, Ribbon & Christmas Card
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 56  -  Traditional Christmas Coolors
2 Sisters Challenge 13 -  Chrismas

Stamp:  LCI Nikki and Buttercup Running in Snow
Paper:  October Afternoon - Good Cheer, Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glamour Dust, ribbon, snowflake punches, Memory Box pearls, black glaze pen

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I Wish

Hi all!  I have another card that I made for my local stamp/scrapbook store.  This image is called I Wish and it's another Stampavie image.  I think this image is so sweet.


I embossed my cardstock with the "Grace's Frame" Cuttlebug embossing folder and then stamped this sweet little girl.  I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol and used white acrylic paint to add the polka dots on the bows.  I added a touch of glitter to her nightgown and the stockings.  To finish my card I added some white pearls and a little pink bow. 



Thank your for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Anything Goes Week 24  -  Emboss It
Character Cafe  -  Embossing
Crafty Ann's Challenge 27  -  Christmas Card with Nontraditional Colors
Crafty Cardmakers  -  Dry Embossing
Craft Emma Challenge 12  -  Think Pink
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C63  -  Christmas
Creative Inspirations Challenge 86  -  A Pink Christmas
Paper Pretties  -  Embossing
Paper Sundaes Challenge 44  -  Pick Your Sundae Toppings (ribbon, embossing)
Stamp and Create Challenge 7  -  Tis The Season
There's Magic In The Air  -  Nontraditional Color Christmas Card
2 Sisters Challenge 13  -  Christmas

Stamp:  Stampavie  -  I Wish
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, embossing folder, ribbon, Glamour Dust, glaze pen, white pearls, white acrylic paint

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Star

Happy Saturday!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for my LSS, Simply Scrapbooks.   


My image is Bright As A Star by Stampavie.  I just love this little bear and he was so much fun to color.  The new Stampavie Christmas stamps are so adorable and I bought several.  I hope I have time to get them all inked and colored before Christmas.  Yeah right...I have Christmas stamps from last year that still haven't seen ink lol!


I colored my image with copics and Prismacolor pencils and added Glamour Dust to his hat and the star. I stitched around my papers and added some ribbon and a bow.  I paper-pieced the gift box he's sitting on, and cut out and popped up the little gift box with the bow.  I also added some glitter to the little gift bow.  My little punched snowflake is also covered with Glamour Dust.  So, there's one more Christmas card to add to my stack!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
AiFactory Challenge 56   -  Diecuts or Punches
ABC Challenge  -  H is for Holiday
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 33  -  Stitching
Creative Card Challenge  -  Starlight Starbright
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 138  -  Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges  -  Glitter It Up
Digi's With Attitude! Challenge 6  -  Recipe
Drunken Stampers Challenge 42  -  Sewing
Fairytale Challenge  -  Everything Goes
Freshly Brewed Challenge 22  -  2 or more pp
Lexi's Creations Challenge 26  -  Anything Goes

Stamp:  Stampavie  -  Bright As A Star
Paper:  Echo Park Paper, Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, ribbon, snowflake punch, Glamour Dust

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday at MelJen's Designs

Hello and happy Thursday!  I have a Christmas card to share with you today.  I used the Happy Holiday Wreath by MelJen's Designs.


I colored my image with my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I really wanted to keep my card layout very clean and simple so I embossed my cardstock for some texture and added some crimson pearls.  I added a little bit of Glamour Dust to my image.  I colored two bows and cut one out and popped it up using foam dots.  My friend Dolly gave me the idea to pop up the bow...thanks, Dolly!  Aside from coloring all those leaves (and I swear they kept multiplying while I was coloring them lol) this was a pretty simple card to make.


Be sure you stop by the MelJen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog.  We have a new challenge for you this week and Melissa also has a new release.  You won't want to miss it!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I do appreciate your visits and enjoy reading your comments.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
A Crafty Little Place Challenge 64  -  Red, White and Green
ABC Challenge  -  H is for Holidays
Anything Goes Challenge Week 24  -  Emboss It
Christmas Card Challenge #49  -  Inspiration Photo
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 7  -  All White
Crafty Cardmakers  -  Dry Embossing
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 138  -  Anything Goes
Digistamps4Joy  -  Inspired by Christmas/Holiday Season
Digital Tuesday Challenge 84  - Never used Stash & Digi
For Fun Challenges  -  Dry Embossing
One Stop Craft Challenge 105  -  Embossing
Paper Pretties  -  Embossing
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge #10  -  Christmas Colours
Wild Orchid Challenge 9  -  A Classic Christmas

Stamp:  MelJen's Designs - Happy Holiday Wreath
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glamour Dust, embossing folder, pearls

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Ribbon

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Yes, that's right...it's Totally Ladybug Tuesday and we have a new challenge over on the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.  I chose the challenge this week and I chose ribbon.  So, all you have to do is add ribbon to your project this week.  Now you can't get much easier than that so why don't you play along with us this week?  Here's my card for this challenge.


I used Birthday Cake Robyn and colored her with my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  Isn't she cute?  I think this image makes a perfect birthday card for a little princess.  Of course I added some ribbon...well, I did have to follow my own challenge, right?  I made a little rosette by gathering one edge of my ribbon and added a button to the center.  I tied narrow ribbon through all my buttons, too.  I used plenty of Glamour Dust and stickles on my card and I also used one of my Martha Stewart border punches.


I decided to finish the inside of my card and added some balloons.  The sentiment is by Ladybug Crafts Ink.  You can find all of the Ladybug Crafts Ink stamps here.  And remember, if you order before the end of November, Kerry is offering a 15% discount off your total order.  Just be sure you use discount code "CB2010". 


Now be sure you scoot over to Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog to see the awesome projects the other lovely Ladybugs have created this week. 

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Crafty Pad Challenge #96  -  Circle and Ribbons
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C62  -  Square Cards
Drunken Stampers Challenge #41  -  Punch Me
Lexi's Creations Challenge #26  -  Anything Goes
Paper Romance PRC30  -  Everything But The Kitchen Sink
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge #47  -  Pretty Colors
Stamp Insanity SISC34  -  Punch-Drunk Love

Stamps:  Ladybug Crafts Ink - Birthday Cake Robyn and It's Only Words 2
Paper:  We R Memory Keepers, Bazzill, DCWV
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, MS punch, Nestabilities, Star Dust stickles, Glamour Dust, ribbon, paper glaze, lilac acrylic paint

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Just Cute Bears and Friends

Hello everyone!  I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday.  There's a new challenge over at the Just Cute Bears and Friends Challenge Blog.  The new challenge is to use black + white + one other color.  I used red as my additional color.



My image is Peace Birdie by Stampendous.  I love this stamp.  I think it's adorable and it's perfect for a quick and easy card.  I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol and cut it out with my Nestabilities.  I used my Swiss Dots embossing folder and some black gingham ribbon tied into a bow.  I used my punches for the flower, snowflake and branches and used Glamour Dust to make them all sparkle.  So, I have another Christmas card completed and ready to add to my stack...yea!


Don't forget to stop by the Just Cute Bears and Friends Challenge Blog to check out the beautiful work by the other DT members.  Thanks for stopping by to visit.   

I'm entering my card in these challenges:

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge #128  -  Relish to Embellish
ABC Challenge  -  G is for Glitter
Alphabet Challenge Blog  -  B is for Birdie
Anything Goes Week 23  -  Letter B
Charisma Cardz Challenge #44  -  With Love at Christmas
CRAFT Challenge #75  -   Dry Embossing
Craft Your Passion Challenge #30  -  Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew  -  Let's Punch It
Creative Cottage Challenge #26  -  Embossing
Critter Sketch Challenge #38  -  Christmas
Drunken Stampers Challenge #41  -  Punch Me
Lexi's Creations Challenge #26  -  Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon Challenge #53  -  Use Color Red
My Time To Craft Challenge #113  -  Quick and Easy
One Stop Craft Challenge #105  -  Embossing
Pattie's Creations Challenge #3  -  Christmas
Stamp Insanity SISC34  -  Punch-Drunk Love
Tuesday Morning Sketches #66

Stamp:  Stampendous  -  Peace Birdie
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glamour Dust, punches, Nestabilities, glaze pen, ribbon, embossing folder

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Stampendous Penguin

Happy Saturday!  Today I have a card that I made for my local stamping shop, Simply Scrapbooks.  I used a clearset by Stampendous called Yule Penguins.  This set has several really cute penguins in it, along with some nice sentiments.


I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, and used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I added some stickles for the snow and the heart.  A glaze pen added a little gloss to his beak.  I used some Polar White Flower Soft on his hat and then tied on a ribbon.  This was a quick and easy card. 



Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Tomorrow I'll be posting a card for the next Just Cute Bears and Friends Challenge, so please stop by.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #30  -  Anything Goes
Creative Cottage Challenge #26  -  Embossing
Critter Sketch Challenge #38  -  Christmas
My Time To Craft Challenge #113  -  Quick and Easy
CRAFT Challenge #75  -  Dry Embossing
Lexi's Creations Challenge #26  -  Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenge #68  -  It's Chill Time
Charisma Cardz Challenge #44  -  With Love at Christmas
Ellephantastic Challenge #18  -  Blue
One Stop Craft Challenge #105  -  Embossing

Stamp:  Stampendous - Yule Penguins
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, glaze pen, Flowr Soft, Star Dust Stickles, ribbon, embossing folder

Thursday, November 4, 2010

MelJen's Designs Challenge 32

Hello everyone.  I hope you're having a great Thursday.  We have a new challenge for you today over at MelJen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog.  The challenge is to use 3 different shapes on your project (square, circle, oval, heart, star, etc).  My card includes a square, a circle and an oval.


I used Fall Wreath from today's release for my card.  I also used the Happy Fall freebie which can be found here.  I colored my images with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol and used my Nestabilities to cut out my images.  I applied Glamour Dust to the ribbon and bow on the wreath.


Be sure to stop by Meljen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog to see the awesome projects by the other DT members.  I hope you can join in our challenge this week.  Melissa is also releasing these adorable new images today.  And remember, you can purchase Meljen's Designs images at Whimsy Stamps.


Thanks for stopping by to visit!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
ABC Challenge  -  G is for Glitter
City Crafter Challenge Blog CCCB Week 29  - Get Your Digi On
Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge - Bling It On
Craft Your Passion Challenge #30  -  Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew  -  Let's Punch It
Drunken Stampers Challenge #40  -  Before Copics
Easy Craft Challenge #24  -  Autumn or Fall
Glitterbabe Challenge 19  -  Thanksgiving
One Stop Craft Challenge 104  -  Anything Goes
Secret Crafters Challenge #107  -  Anything That Flies
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #27  -  Holiday Card
The Latte Lounge  -  Colors of Fall
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge  -  Sparkle

Digi Stamps:  MelJen's Fall Wreath, Happy Fall
Paper:  Basic Grey - Jovial, Prism
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Nestabilities, Glamour Dust, Pop Dots

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Totally Ladybug Tuesday

Hello everyone!  Today is Totally Ladybug Tuesday and it's a big day over at the  Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.  Not only is it our very FIRST challenge, but Kerry also has a release of new stamps and we are having a Blog Hop to celebrate!  There are five new stamps and the DT used them this week for the challenge.  I used Mistletoe Nikki and Ben for my card.  Isn't this the sweetest image?

Mary J chose the challenge this week and she chose a sketch, with a twist...she also asked that we decorate the inside of our card.  Mary J always decorates the inside of her cards and believe me, they are always gorgeous! 


I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I added some stickles to the berries and to the flower on Nikki's hat.  I punched out some snowflakes and covered them with Glamour Dust.  I used a Martha Stewart edge punch and added some cream ribbon. .


Here's how I decorated the inside of my card:


As you follow along in the Blog Hop, you'll get to see what the Ladybugs created with the other beautiful new stamps.  You should have arrived at my blog from Caz's blog.  If not, go back and start at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.

Here are the rules of the Blog Hop:
-  Visit each of the DT members and leave a comment on each of their blogs
-  Leave a comment on The Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog, telling us which of the images is your favorite
-  Display the Blog Hop banner on your blog, either in a post or on your sidebar (the banner is at the top of my sidebar)

The Blog Hop closes at 9 am GMT on Monday, November 8, 2010.  The winner will be announced at 9 am GMT on Tuesday, November 9, 2010.  Next, you will want to visit Kerry's blog.  

To read about the prizes you can win, check out the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.  If you get lost along the way, here's the order of the hop:

          Mary J
          Tams
          Pinky
          Hayley
          Michele
          Sue
          Lisa
          Caz
          Anita (me)
          Kerry

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
ABC Challenge  -  G is for Glitter
Cowgirl Up Challenge  -   Bling It On
Craft Your Passion Challenge #30  -  Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew  -  Let's Punch It
Digi Doodle Challenge #31  -  Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers #40  -  Before Copics
Incy Wincy Challenge #66  -  Anything Goes
Inktegrity Hump Day Inspiration #20  -  Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations Challenge #26  -  Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge #104  -  Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time Challenge #37  -  Christmas
Simon Says Stamp  -  Punch 'Em
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #27  -  Holiday Card
The Shabby Tea Room Week #34  -  Country Kitchen
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #40  -  Bling It On
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge  -  Sparkle

Stamp:  Ladybug Crafts Ink - Mistletoe Nikki and Ben
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket - Mitten Weather
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, stickles, MS edge punch, snowflake punches, ribbon, Glamour Dust