November 30, 2009

KLM Digital Designs - Christmas Moose

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We had a lovely weekend. Our son and his fiancee are here visiting and will be returning to Florida today -- sniff. However, I can't complain as they will be back in town in just a few weeks for Christmas.
Today I want to share a sneak peek of one of the new December images that will be released tomorrow by KLM Digital Designs. This cutie is called Christmas Moose. He's all decked out with lots of bling and glitter and was so much fun to color with my Copics.
Have a super week and be sure to stop by KLM tomorrow to view all the new images that are being released!
Suppies: Stamps - Christmas Moose by KLM Digital Designs, sentiment - SU! Love & Joy; Paper - DCWV DP, SU! not quite navy, PTI select white, generic white base; Ink - SU! not quite navy for sentiment, Copic Markers; Accessories - Clear EP, MS snowflake punch, circle punch, dazzling diamonds, MS chunky glitter, pastels for shading, red rhinestones, Nestabilities.

November 28, 2009

SSHP09 Put Those Hats On!!

I had a chuckle today when I read the title of today's challenge over at Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential -- PUT THOSE HATS ON!! (Sounds like something my mother would have said.) It's definitely been hat-wearing weather here the last couple of days, so how could I resist playing this fun challenge...
As this week's challenge is to use hats on your creation, I brought out my Winter Post image. With some die cutting, punching and embossing, this card came together very easily. What did we ever do w/o these tools?
Hope you like my take on the challenge. Stay warm and enjoy your day!
Supplies: Stamps - SU! Winter Post and Yummy; Paper - PTI - select white, generic white, SU! so saffron and soft sky, DCWV textured; Ink - Versafine antique sepia and Copic markers; Accessories - Cuttlebug embossing folder, Flower Soft, Nesties, corner punch, corner rounder punch, blue pearls and silver snowflake from my stash and well as MS ribbon that I used to fold around the corners of my image.

November 27, 2009


Happy Black Friday! Just wanted to share a quick card that uses one of the new Martha Stewart border/corner punch sets. I also used a Cuttlebug snowflake die and a Recollections poinsettia embellishment on which I added a pearl. Because of all the glitter I used on the snowflake as well as glittered My Mind's Eye DP, I had a hard time photographing this card. I wish I was able to get a photo showing all the sparkle. All in all I'm pleased with how this card came out.
Be careful driving today and enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
There will be no Twisted Thursday challenge this week as Deidre and Kristine are off today celebrating this wonderful holiday with their family. Be sure to check the S2G Papercrafting Challenge Blog next Thursday when S2G will be kicking off the Christmas season with another fun sketch with a twist.

November 25, 2009

Changes at Shirley's 2 Girls

Deidre and Kristine, the owners of S2G, have some big changes planned for 2010 that will be great news for your pocketbook, your storage woes, and your driving the postman crazy with... where are my stamps!
As of January 1, 2010, Shirley's 2 Girls Clear Stamps will be going SIMPLY DIGITAL! And with the switch from clear stamps to digital, you get to take advantage of this change with a Huge Sale! S2G is putting everything (except current digitals) on SALE at 45% off. This sale is limited to stock on hand so when it's gone, it's gone... So hurry on over to Shirley's 2 Girls to take advantage of the savings!
Deidre and Kristine are very excited about all the changes they have planned for Shirley's 2 Girls. It's going to be an exciting New Year for S2G, and they can't wait for the fun to begin. So please join me in extending my very best wishes to this dynamic duo. I can't wait to see what they have in store for us in the New Year!

November 24, 2009

Thanks Tanny!

Hi Everyone. It's another rainy, dreary day here in Columbia, but I'm all smiles after receiving this cool award from my blogging buddy, Tanny. You must check out Tanny's blog -- her work is amazing! Thanks so much Tanny for nominating me for this award -- I'm touched!

November 21, 2009

KLM Digital Designs - Christmas Wreath

Happy Saturday! Here my take on a clean and simple design using one of my favorite images from KLM Digital Designs called Christmas Wreath. Below is a close up of the wreath.
The pre-cut card base is one I purchased from Stampin Station years ago. (I love when I finally use items in my stash that I have been hoarding!). My wreath was cut out by hand and colored with Copics. I mounted the wreath inside the opening with dimensionals. The finishing touches include a sentiment by Stampin' Up and a red bow.
FYI, KLM is have a Thanksgiving sale! All images are 15% off until 12/1/09 -- coupon code is HT20KLM. Thanks so much for visiting today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

November 19, 2009

S2GSC34 - Twisted Thursday!

Hello everyone! It's time for another S2G Twisted Thursday sketch. The twist this week is to add ric rac/ribbon to your card. It's easy to play long; so please join us!
  • Just make a card following this week's sketch and include the ric rac/ribbon twist.
  • Post your card to your blog/online gallery and note keywords shirley's2girls and S2GSC34.
  • Then go to the S2G Challenge Blog and use Mr. Linky to post a direct link to your card.
  • Deadline for submission is Wednesday, November 25, at midnight.
  • The winner of the challenge receives a S2G stamp.
Here's my sample for this week's sketch. I used one of the new S2G holiday stamps called Winter Chair (SG292). For my twist, I added both ribbon and ric rac to my design. In order to share one of the 2 sentiments that comes with this set, I have also included a photo of the inside of my card. Other supplies used include PTI papers, MS border and coordinating corner punches, Nestabilities dies, buttons and pearl stick-ons from my stash.
For more inspiration check out the wonderful creations from the rest of the design team.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Sure hope you have time to play with us!!

November 16, 2009

S2G Birthday Girl

Happy Monday. Today I am sharing a card I made for SNR's Digi Day hosted by Shirley's 2 Girls on November 14. My image is a free digi provided by Shirley's 2 Girls for this event.
The fold used for the card base is called a Spring Card. The easy SCS tutorial for this fold found can be found here. I used a piece of SU! Razzleberry Lemonade DP for the fold. My image was cut with a Nestabilites die, colored with my Copics, and framed with coordinating Rich Razzleberry cardstock before attaching to the card base. Lots of dazzling diamonds, bling and a metal sentiment were used to finish off this cute image just in time for me to send to my little cousin!
I hope everyone has a fun week and thanks so much for stopping by!!

November 15, 2009

KLM Digital Designs - Giftin' Elf

Happy Sunday! This cute elf is another adorable digital image from KLM Digital Designs. I teamed him with a Sizzix Chirstmas tree die, some Flower Soft, a Christmas Jingle sentiment. and I now have another Christmas card finished and ready to add to my stash! Yippee....
To find Giftin' Elf and other fabulous KLM digital images, click HERE. Have a wonderful day and a great week!!
Supplies: Digital Stamp - Giftin' Elf by KLM Digital Designs, Paper - PTI select white, SU! garden green, real red and DP; Ink - Copic and Prismacolor markers; Accessories - SU! simply scrappin' Christmas Jingle sentiment, Flower Soft, Sizzix Christmas tree die, white gel pen, Nestabilities oval scallop die, small flower tree topper from my stash.

November 12, 2009

S2GSC33 -- Twisted Thursday

Good Morning! It's time for another Twisted Thursday and another chance at winning a Shirley's 2 Girls stamp. It's easy to play... so please join us:
  • Just make a card following this week's sketch (shown above). Be sure to include this week's twist - use wire. (You are not required to use S2G stamps.)
  • Post your card to your blog/online gallery. Be sure to note keywords S2GSC33 and shirleys2girls.
  • Use Mr. Linky to post a direct link to your card on the S2G Challenge Blog.
  • Deadline for submission is Wednesday, November 18.
I really had fun playing with my new S2G Happy Turkey Day (SG 306) image. I paper pieced the sentiment as well as the football and leaf. In addition, I added paper piercing to the swirl and around the scalloped edges. For some reason, my card this week had a mind of its own... it just kept telling me that my image panel wanted to be placed at an angle and to the left of the circle (hehe)! For the circular element, I used 2 different sizes of scallop circles. To satisfy this week's wire twist, I threaded thin wire around the edge of the larger circle. I finished my card with a fancy brad.
Supplies: Stamps - Happy Turkey Day (SG306) by S2G; Paper - PTI select white, DCWV textured cardstock, SU! more mustard, soft suede as well as Recollections autumn collection DP; Ink - Copic markers for coloring, more mustard and really rust for sponging, VersaMark Pen; Accessories - Clear EP, dimensionals, Recollections fancy brad from the autumn collection, MM wire, various circle punches and Nestabilities rectangular scallop die.
Hope you like my take on this week's challenge. Here's some more inspiration from the other DT members:
Thanks so much for stopping by!

November 09, 2009

KLM Digital Designs - Girl Elf

Happy Monday! Here's another sweet Christmas image from
KLM Digital Designs. This cute Girl Elf is sure to delight all the little elves on your Christmas list this year. I think she is also the perfect image for decorating the candy canes as well as the boxes and bags of sweet treats we all like to keep on hand for the holidays. The possibilities are endless...
Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your day!
Supplies: Digital Stamp - Girl Elf by KLM Digital Designs; Paper - PTI select white, SU! colored cardstock and DP; Ink - Copic and Prismacolor Markers for Coloring; Accessories - SU! ribbon, Nestabilities die, Flower Soft, circle and corner punches, Recollections silver rhinestones, snowflakes from my stash, MM chipboard embellishment and a rub-on sentiment.

November 05, 2009

S2GSC32 -- Twisted Thursday

Hi everyone! I'm really excited about this week's Twisted Thursday sketch with a twist (S2GSC32) brought to you by Shirley's 2 Girls. It's so easy, fun and definitely a keeper. I'm thinking it's the perfect sketch to use when mass producing cards. Yep, I'm doing the happy dance because I think I found my sketch for this year's Christmas cards!
With such a great Twisted Thursday sketch, how can you not play with us! So no excuses this week...
  • Just make a card following this week's S2GSC32 sketch. Be sure to include this week's twist -- use kraft paper or paper bag.
  • Post your card to your blog/online gallery and include keywords shirleys2girls and S2GSC32 in your post.
  • Then go to the S2G Challenge Blog and post a direct link to your card using Mr. Linky.
  • Deadline for submission is midnight, Wednesday, November 11.
  • Winner of the challenge gets to pick their choice of a S2G stamp!
For my sample I used one of the S2G Thanksgiving images called Blessings (SG 308). I colored my image with Copics on PTI select white. I mounted my image on a more mustard layer which was cut with a Nestabilities scallop die. I also used a mix of SU! and Recollections DP. To satisfy this week's twist, my card base is kraft cardstock. I added 3 buttons from my stash and this card was done! Before you get busy creating your card for the challenge, be sure to check out the DT's creations:
Can't wait to see your creations! Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

November 02, 2009

KLM Digital Designs - Christmas Globe

Morning everyone!  Loving the extra hour of sleep; how about you?

Here's a card I made with one of the new November images released by KLM Digital Designs.  It is called Christmas Globe.  I recently saw a video tutorial on Beate's blog, Fresh and Fun, called Acetate and Tissue.  I loved the look she achieved and wanted to give it a try.  Be sure to check out the wonderful tutorial on Beate's blog!

My card attempts a modified version of this technique.  Here's what I did:
Image was printed  twice -- once on PTI select white; then I reversed the image and printed it on a transparency so that I could cut out the globe part and overlay it over the image printed on cardstock.   
Coloring of the trees was done directly on the acetate.  Then I added Glossy Accents, bashful blue reinker and dazzling diamonds around the trees before flipping the image over and adhering it to my PTI white layer. The base of the snow globe was colored with Copics. 

Have a great week and please come back and visit! 

Supplies:  Digital Stamps - Christmas Globe by KLM Digital Designs; Paper - PTI select white, SU! brilliant blue, kiwi kiss, DP from my scrap bin; Ink - Copic Markes, SU! bashful blue reinker; Accessories - EK Success snowflake punch, Nestabilities, ribbon from Mikes, button from my stash, rhinestones, 3M transparency for inkjet printers, dazzling diamonds.

November 01, 2009

Thanks Ginny!

My friend Ginny sent me this award... Thanks for the smiles, Ginny!  Speaking of smiles, give yourself a treat and check out Ginny's blog, MY 5 BRATZ CREATIONS.