December 28, 2010

It's Time to Party!

 Hello everyone!  I couldn't resist using this fun, new image from the "priscillastyles" Store to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year.

Are you ready to party?  Then head on over to the end of the year party that Priscilla is hosting on her "priscillastyles" group on CDAC tonight.  The fun begins at 8 PM EST.  Sure hope you can join us for some great prizes, games and freebies.  

I would also like to congratulate and welcome the new members to the "ps" DT.  I can't wait to work with this talented group of women. Thanks so much for stopping by.  Wishing everyone  a very Happy and Healthy New Year!  

December 26, 2010

Happy Holidays

Hi All!  I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying the holidays.  I finally treated myself  to some 'me' time today and hope to catch up with my  blogging buddies over the next few days.  This was the first Christmas that I can remember that I was frantic with last minute cleaning, shopping and cooking until the very last minute before our company arrived; and I hope it never happens again!  My New Year's resolution is definitely going to be "better organization",  and I am also resolving to make Christmas cards throughout the year!  I may feature some type of Christmas post each month as a way to fulfill this resolution.

No, I did not start a new stash of cards for next Christmas.... just sharing a card I made my husband.  It's one of my favorites, probably because I used felt (something I hadn't incorporated on a card in a very long time).  I love the feel of this MFT felt and it cuts like butter.  Also it reminds me of a Christmas stocking I had as a kid... 

The vintage image is one I found on the Cleariy Vintage blog, and I am happy to report that my husband really liked it.  My very best wishes for a very  enjoyable holiday week and a very Heathy, Happy New Year!  Stay warm and drive carefully in all the snow!

December 18, 2010

Katlyn's First Christmas

Hi all!  Just got this new photo of little Katlyn.  She' s three months old already and is growing like a weed!  Looks like she's all ready for Christmas.  How about you?

December 12, 2010

Winter Song Birdies

Happy Sunday everyone!  Here's my take on today's Corrosive Challenge #94 -- SketchyTime!  This sketch was perfect for my Doodle Pantry circular sentiment from the Winter Song Birdies Set .  I combined it with the image called Winter Song Birdies -- Color Doves.  While I was at it, I decorated the inside of my card with a sentiment from the Holiday Ants Set.  Below is a photograph:

Talk about quick and easy...  It took me longer to take the photographs.  If you are like me and under the gun trying to madly finish your cards, I highly recommend giving pre-colored images a try.  Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by.

December 09, 2010

Christmas Carols

Hi everyone, sorry I've been MIA this week.  I went through my stash of Christmas cards earlier this week, and just about had a panic attack when I discovered I was about twenty cards short.  I did get about 10 cards made over the last couple of days between Christmas shopping, chores and such; and hope to get the rest finished over the weekend.  Although I vowed to make more postage-friendly cards this year, this one had a mind of its own...

 I used a Tim Holtz stamp, added lots of layers and embossing, and finished it with a fun flower I created with punches and dies.   Wonder how much postage this one will take?  

I will be entering this in the Creative Card Crew Challenge -- Anything Goes

Have a great weekend and thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Supplies: Stamp - Tim Holtz Component Collection; Paper - Deja' Views DSP, MM Noel card pad, Jingle Bells Music-Flair Designs, SU! naturals ivory and sage shadow; Ink - Versafine smokey gray; Accessories - Marvy flower punch, Sizzix branch with leaves die, SU! embossing folder, sanding block, deckle scissors, fancy brad and dimensionals from my stash.

December 05, 2010

DPBC3 --Dianthus

Good Morning!  It's the fifth of the month and time for a new Doodle Pantry release as well as a new challenge on the Doodle Pantry Blog (DPBC3).   Laurie has released 6 new sets today which you won't want to miss.  To see them, just click here to go to the Doodle Pantry Store.

My sample showcases the lovely dianthus image from the new Holy Land Flowers 2 set.  My design uses an easy Z Fold; and I added a second blossom which I curled and popped up with dimensionals.

Sure hope you join us for the DPBC3.  To be eligible for some great prizes, just create a card or project using a Doodle Pantry image... Click HERE for all the challenge details and to see some great samples by the design team.  

I will also be entering this card in the Sentimental Sundays Challenge #32 -- Happy Anniversary.

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by.
Supplies:  Stamps - Holy Land Flowers 2 by Doodle Pantry, sentiment - computer generated; Paper - Neenah solar white, PTI white, SU! pretty in pink and regal rose; Ink - computer, Copics for coloring; Accessories - Spellbinder dies, Cuttlebug corner die, SU! embossing folder,  pearls from my stash and dimensionals.

November 30, 2010

Merry Christmas to You

Hi there!   Last week, Laurie, illustrator and owner of the Doodle Pantry, released some wonderful colored sets of  Winter Song Birdies.  Talk about Laurie coming to the rescue.... I needed  to make a card for my teenage nephew, and the pre-colored  "Merry Christmas to you" sentiment ( which is included with all the sets) was perfect!  

This card was a snap to put together, and would be very easy to mass produce.  I kept things very simple and just used papers  from my scrap bin, some dies and 3 'Cloud 9' epoxy dots.  I just need to finish the inside pocket to hold a gift card, and I'm done.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges;
Sew Many Challenges #43 -- Red and Green 
Paper Cutz Challenge #69 -- Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Challenges (FBC24) -- Winter/Christmas Theme
Top Tip Tuesday Tip #12 -- Anything Goes

Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks so much for stopping by!

November 27, 2010


I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving .  I am finally back in the groove and was able to find some time to craft.  It's a good thing as I have lots of Christmas cards to finish.  

My card today uses a vintage Santa image from  Digital Two for Tuesday.  If you are a lover of vintage, I highly recommend checking out this wonderful resource.  Thanks Cora!  

Well, I don't know about you, but I have had enough turkey and football until next year.  Off to make something beef for dinner!  Have a great evening.

Supplies:  Stamps - Vintage Santa from Digital Two for Tuesday; Paper - SU! DSP, baja breeze, red from my stash, Prism simply smooth white cardstock, generic white base; ink - computer; Accessories - Spellbinder dies, MFT doily die, MS snowflake punch, pearls from my stash, holy leaves are from a Jolee's Christmas border I purchased at Mikes.

November 23, 2010

MMSC81 -- Tree Lane

Happy Tuesday, everyone.  Here's my card for the Midnight  Madness Sketch Challenge #81.  For my card today, I wanted to change things up a bit, so I went with a cozy, country Christmas look. I think this look works well with the tree image I used...  It's  from the Christmas Tree Set available from the "priscillastyles Store".  To go with the look, I incorporated some paper piecing into my design.  It's always fun to try something different, and I like how it turned out.  Hope you do too!

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Crazy for Challenges C4C64 -- Add circles to your card or project
Our Daily Bread (ODBDSLC38) -- Create any holiday card
CCEE Stampers (CCEE1046) -- Use buttons on your card or project

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope everyone has a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!  Don't know about you, but I have to get a move on... lots of cleaning, errands and such to get ready for the holiday.
Supplies:  Christmas Tree Set - "priscillastyles" Store; Paper - PTI select white, generic ivory, DCWV DSP, textured red from my scrap bin, SU! crumb cake; Ink - computer, Distress Ink - antique linen; Accessories - Cuttlebug embosing folder, MS large snowflake punch,  MS ric rac border, woven hemp - JoAnn's,  button from my stash, thread SU!, dimensionals.

November 20, 2010

Big Hug Bunny with Santa Accessories

Happy Saturday!   It's time for another Doodle Pantry Blog Challenge... You can find all the details regarding the challenge on the new Doodle Pantry Blog.  Also, Laurie Wilson, illustrator and owner of the Doodle Pantry, has just released six new sets.  My favorite is Santa Accessories, and it's a "must have" for all Doodle Pantry fans.  My card showcases the 'freebie' DP image, Big Hug Bunny.  I was able to convert the bunny into a Christmas image with the help of the new Santa Accessories Set.  Talk about easy peasy to use!  Thank you Laurie... you are a genius!

Below is a picture of all the images included in the Santa Accessories set as well as the instruction sheet showing which hat works with which group of DP images.


And just in case you are interested, below is a peek at the Big Hug Bunny before the Christmas transformation.  (Click here to go to the Doodle Pantry freebies page if you wish to download this image.) 

Don't forget to check out the Store while you are there... Now's the time to do some shopping as Laurie is having a Black Friday sale staring today, November 20, through Saturday, November 27 -- everything is 30 off --  Just enter code: DPBLACKFRIDAY2010.  Have a great weekend and thanks for taking the time to visit!

November 16, 2010

MMSC80 -- Christmas Bird

Hi everyone!  Here's my take on this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #80 (MMSC80).  I love this week's sketch; it was so easy to work with and came together just like I envisioned... don't you just love when that happens!  My image is one of my favorites from the "priscllastyles" Store; it's called Christmas Bird.  I added touches of glitter to the snow on the branches and used Spica pens to color the berries and bells.  The ribbon was highlighted with a Sakura clear star pen.  IRL, my card sparkles nicely.  Wish my photo picked up the glitter and shine.

I will be  entering this card in the following challenges:
Crazy4Challenges C4C63 -- Create a Christmas card or item.
Gingerloft Challenge 6 - Theme is the great outdoors... animals, trees, snowman... anything outdoor goes.
The Crafty Pad Challenge 97 -- Christmas Sparkle

Have a super day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamp - Christmas Bird by "priscillastyles" Store; Paper - PTI select white, SU! bashful blue, shimmery silver by Recollections, DSP - Paper Salon, generic white base; Ink - computer, Copic markers, Spica pens, gel pens, clear stardust pen and Prismacolor pencils w/gamsol; Accessories - Spellbinder die, Cuttlebug EF, MM metal sentiment, buttons from my stash, dazzling diamonds.

November 12, 2010

Christmas Bells!

Yeah, I finally got this card finished.  My Christmas Bells image is from the "priscillastyles" Store, and was so much fun to color.  I used a combination of  Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Spica pens, and Sakura glaze pens; and, of course, it needed some bling and glitter.  The background panels were embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder and I embellished with gold ribbon and store bought poinsettias by Recollections.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
CCEE Stampers:  CCEE1045 -- Use store bought flowers
Wild Orchid Challenges:  Challenge 9 -- Classic Christmas Colors/red and green with optional gold
For Fun Challenges -- Dry Embossing
Stamp Something: November Digi Day Challenge -- Anything at all, as long as it's digital

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!  Thanks so much for visiting and happy crafting!

Supplies: Stamps - Christmas Bells from the "priscillastyles" Store; Paper - PTI select white, generic white base, SU! handsome hunter, shimmery red and gold cardstock from Recollections; Ink - computer, Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Spica pens, Sakura glaze pens; Accessories -- SU! Sizzix embossing folder from SU!, SU! dazzling diamonds, gold ribbon from Mikes, MS leaf punch, Recollections poinsettias from Mikes, bling from my stash, and dimensionals.

November 10, 2010

Sheep Dreams

Hi All!  I just couldn't wait to share a card I made with the Sheep Dreams set from the Doodle Pantry.  I just love this sweet image... don't you think it would make a sweet baby card, or used for Easter or other occasions?  This digital set could be yours for free just for participating in the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #1 (DPDC1).  There's still time to play the challenge as it doesn't end until midnight, November 13.  Hope you join in the fun!

Enjoy the rest of your evening and thanks for visiting!
Supplies:  Stamps --  Sheep Dreams by Doodle Pantry; Paper -- PTI white, SU! crumb cake & bashful blue; Ink - computer, Copic markers for coloring; Accessories -- Fun flock, Spellbinder die, PTI cloud die, SU! bashful blue ribbon, K&Co. flower, Recollections pearls, Jolee's grass border and dimensionals.

November 09, 2010

MMSC79 Christmas Ornaments

Good Morning!  Sorry I've been MIA... dead computer which I had to replace and then had to wait for a data transfer.  Now I am playing catch up... installing everything, learning a new system, new software, and trying to get the hang of the new touch pad. But even with all the hassles, I am thrilled to be back online!

Glad I'm finally up and running, because today is release day at the "priscillastyles" Store, and I get to share a card I made with one of Priscilla's new images called Christmas Ornaments. I used Copic Markers and Spica Pens to color my images, and also added some highlights with a clear star pen -- what fun!
My card qualifies for the following challenges :
2010 Christmas Card Challenge #149 -- Inspiration Picture -- I was inspired by the Christmas tree with ornaments.  
I Did It Creations Challenge #28 -- Holiday Color Mix Up -- I created a Christmas card using colors usually associated with Easter.
The Crazy Challenge (CCH#40) -- Things with Wings -- I included a bird ornament on my card.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Hopefully by your next visit I will have mastered everything, and know what I'm doing!  

November 05, 2010

Dood Pantry Release

Good Morning!  Today is release day at the Doodle Pantry, and I am excited to share 2 new sets with you.  My first card showcases the new set called Ibis Bird.  I just love this beautiful image, and think the creative possibilities with this versatile image are endless.


Next up is the whimical, pre-colored set called Christmas Birdie.  Isn't this the cutest, and it's so much fun to work with!  There are also some great sentiments included with this set.

To see the release in its entirety, head on over to the Doodle Pantry Store

And mark your calendars for tomorrow, November 6... It's the day that Laurie will be hosting her very first Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge (DPDC).  Great prizes, too.  All new challenge details can be found on the new Doodle Pantry blog!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Sure hope you join us tomorrow for the challenge!!

Supplies used for Ibis Bird Card:  Stamps - Ibis Bird by Doodle Pantry; Paper - PTI select white, K&Co. DSP; Ink - Copic Markers for coloring, SU! sage shadow and Tim Holtz distress ink in antique linen for sponging; Accessories - clear embossing powder, decorative edge trimmer, Spellbinder dies, SU! corduroy button and flower from my stash.
Supllies used for Christmas Birdie:  Stamps - Christmas Birdie Colored by Doodle Pantry; Paper - PTI select white, SU! very vanilla, GP white, SU! garden green, DCWV DSP; Ink - Tim Holtz distress ink in antique linen for sponging; Accessories - Spellbinder dies, SU! scallop circle punches, MS bow punch, CTMH liquid glass, flower soft, dazzling diamonds, Stampendous stickers, small pom pom.

October 30, 2010

Kaitlyn's First Christmas

Happy Saturday everyone!  Hard to believe Halloween is tomorrow... Where did October go?  As all my Halloween cards are done and mailed, I thought I'd share a Christmas card I finished yesterday for new baby, Kaitlyn.  This was a breeze to put together as both the paper and colored images are from the Winterland Set by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.  I just added some ribbon and punched around the paper.  Doesn't get easier than this!

Watch out for all the ghosts and goblins tomorrow and Happy Halloween wishes to those that celebrate!
Supplies:  Stamps - Winterland by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff available at Mygraficio; Paper: Neenah solar white, blue from Walmart, generic white base, digital DSP - Winterland by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff; Accessories - Spellbinders die, PTI ribbon, small rhinestones, MS border and corner punches, rain dot.

October 28, 2010

Butterflies in a Row

Hi All!  Here's another card using the "priscillastyles" butterfly image.  I wanted to try something different, so I played around in 'Word' and created a frame to showcase a row of butterflies.  I think it gives the image a whole new look.  Don't you just love what you can do with digis!

Qualifying Challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers:  Digital Plus -- Do something with a digital image other than print and color.
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Sparkly and Bright -- Lots of glitter on the butterfly wings!
     Color Challenge (cdaccc9) -- purple, green and orange 
     Sketch Challenge (cdacsc9) -- sketch

I am thrilled that you stopped by to visit; thank you and hope you have a great day! 
Supplies:  Stamps - The Butterfly Set from "priscillastyles" Store";  Paper - SU! garden green, pumpkin pie, basic black and 2 shades of purple, PTI select white, and generic white base; Ink - computer, Copic markers for coloring; Accessories - Sizzix embossing folder, deckle scissors, buttons, SU! scallop circle punch, dazzling diamonds.

October 26, 2010

MMSCC77 - Butterfly

Happy Tuesday!  Here's my card for today's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC77).  The sketch this week (which you can find HERE) can be fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in between.  My lovely butterfly image is from the "priscillastyles" Store.

I used some creative license and turned the sketch on its side.  The four panels surrounding the butterfly started out as 4 plain panels of metallic cardstock -- 2 gold and 2 silver.  I dry embossed the panels with a Sizzix embossing folder;  then rubbed with different shades of metallic rub-on paste and sponged with distressed inks.  All 4 panels were heat embossed with clear embossing powder/dazzling diamonds before they were adhered to the card base.  The butterfly was colored with Copics, pencils and Spica pens before coating with glitter.   The card was finished off with gold metallic stickers and rhinestones.  IRL, the colors of the butterfly match the colors in the 4 panels.  Don't know why I  couldn't get the camera to cooperate... perhaps the shine and sparkle distorted the colors?  

Qualifying Challenges:
Flutter by Wednesday #127 -- Open Challenge -- anything goes as long as it has a butterfly, fairy, or angel on it.
Speed the Cat's Friends Challenge #26 -- Use die cuts or a punch on your card (Faith, congratulations and many thanks for bringing us 6 months of wonderful challenges!) 
Stamp Something -- October Digi Day Challenge -- Use a Digi.  It can be an image, paper, sentiment, etc.  I used a digital  butterfly image.
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #53 -- Sparkle -- bling, glitter or anything that sparkles -- I used both and then some.
2 Sisters Challenge #10 -- Anything Goes

So glad you were able to stop by and take a peek at my card today.  Thank you and have a great day!
Supplies:  Stamps -- Large butterfly from The Butterfly Set available from "priscillastyles" Store; Paper - Recollections metallic silver and gold cardstock, butterfly printed on lavender cardstock purchased at Walmart, GP white, generic white base: Ink - computer, Copics, pencils w/gamsol, Spica pens to color image, various shades of metallic rub-on paste by Craft-T Products, Tim Holtz distress inks; Accessories - Spellbinders plain & scallop rectangular dies, Sizzix embossing folder, clear embossing powder, dazzling diamonds, matte fixative, Stampendous metallic stickers, and rhinestones from my stash. 

October 24, 2010

Heads Up.... Cheryl has some great blog candy!

Cheryl of She Stamps by Cheryl is offering up some yummy blog candy!  (See picture below):

Just click HERE  and you will go directly to Cheryl's blog where you can enter in the drawing!

October 20, 2010

Birthday Birdie

Good Morning, Everyone!  Today I would like to share a card I made with a new Doodle Pantry image called Birthday Birdie.  It is one of the new releases that  Laurie Wilson is adding to her store today.  I just love this sweet image. 

After coloring my image with Copics, I added a distressed look to the edges by sponging with distress inks and heat embossing with embossing powder.  I also added two coats of Utee to the entire panel... sorta cracked glass without the cracking.  I paired the birdie with an embossed panel of white core, textured cardstock.   Some simple sanding makes the embossing pop. Very easy and fun to do.

Here are all the images and sentiments included with the Birthday Birdie set:

To view the entire collection of new images, click HERE to go directly to the Doodle Pantry site.  Have a great day and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!
Supplies:  Stamps -- Birthday Birdie set by Doodle Pantry; Paper - SU! crumb cake, early espresso, sage shadow & a small piece of SU! DSP for the leaves, DCWV textured cardstock with a white core, PTI select white, generic white;  Ink - computer, so saffron, sage shadow Distress Inks in antique linen, marigold morning, and tea stain, Copics, and a black glaze pen for coloring the bird seeds; Accessories:  Clear EP, Utee, Cuttlebug EF, Spellbinder dies; SU! corduroy brad, SU! punch, dimensionals.

October 19, 2010

MMSC76 - Christmas Stocking

Good Morning  It's time for another Midnight Madness Sketch challenge (MMSC76).  There's a great sketch to play with this week, plus Priscilla is releasing this fabulous new Christmas Stocking image in her "priscillastyles" Store today.  

I colored my image with Copics and Spica pens in tones that match the background paper.  I added Flower Soft to the stocking's cuff and some bling to the greenery.  I finished my design with a poinsettia border, and some crinkle ribbon which I made last week.  Yeah, another Christmas card for my stash!

This card qualifies for the following challenges:
OCC Challenge:  Embellishments -- the more the better; use at least 3 different embellishments
OSAAT Challenge #35:  Theme is  anything goes but embellish it with your favorite things -- I used my new favorite crinkle ribbon as well as bling and flowers
Just Inspirational Challenges #16:  A stamped project, ink or digi -- so anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by; enjoy your day!
Supplies:  Stamp - Christmas Stocking - "priscillastyles" Store; Paper - PTI select white, red pattern vellum-The Paper Co., ornament DSP from my scrap bin (maker unknown), DCWV textured card base; Ink - computer, Copic and Spica Markers; Accessories - Sizzix embossing folder; Spellbinder dies, crinkle ribbon, bling from my stash and a Jolee's border.

October 15, 2010

Candy Corn Ants

Yikes, October is flying by... Thought I better get some Halloween cards made before the holiday passes me by. For this card I used the fun image from the Doodle Pantry called Candy Corn Ants.  My image was colored with Copics and I also went over the yellow and orange sections of the "candy corn" with glaze pens.  The background paper is a piece of "faux leather" cardstock that I have been hoarding for ages.  I also dug into some Halloween embellishments leftover from last Halloween.  It always feels great when I create with supplies I have on hand rather than run out and buy new. Besides my image the only new item is my very vanilla seam binding which I dyed and crinkled.

Challenges i used:
If the shoe fits... Scrap It!: FF#51 Holiday challenge :   Pick a holiday, any holiday and make something!
Stamp Something challenge:  Halloween Somethings theme
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Challenge #10 :  RRR#10 -- Create a Halloween card or treat bag

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps - Candy Corn Ants by Doodle Pantry; Paper - GP white, SU! very vanilla, generic ivory base, The Paper Company "faux leather"; Ink - computer, VersaMark ink pad, Copics, Sakura glaze pens in orange and yellow, distress inks in tea stain and antique linen for sponging, distress reinkers to die my ribbon; Accessories - Spellbinder dies, deckle scissors, clear embossing powder, dazzling diamonds, embellishments from my stash, SU! very vanilla seam binding that I crinkled.

October 12, 2010

MMSC75 - Hat with Cat

Good Morning!  It's time for another Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC75).  For my card today, I used one of the images from the "priscillastyles"  Halloween Witch Hat with Cat Set (includes 5 images).  After coloring my image with Copics, I heat embossed the hat with clear embossing powder mixed with dazzling diamonds.  The hat's buckle was finished with tiny rhinstones.  IRL, the hat sparkles nicely.

I also used one of the witch hats (included with this set) to create my background paper.   Very fun and easy to do with digital images... Just resize and format your image to your liking as you normally would do.  To create the checkerboard, I copied and pasted the image into a Word document, then hit the tab key and repeated across the page, alternating rows..  Very easy and fun to do!

This card incorporates the following challenges:
Paper Romance Challenge -- Make a Halloween or Fall Card.
Stamp Insanity (SISC30) --  Make a Halloween card with a "trick it or treat it" theme.
Fab and Funky Challenge #43 -- Use a digi image.
Simon Says Challenge -- Halloween theme

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!
Supplies:  Digital stamps - "priscillastyles" Halloween Witch Hat with Cat Set; Paper - SU! basic black, pumpkin pie & elegant eggplant, GP white, generic white base, checkerboard witch hat paper/computer-generated; Ink -computer, Copics for coloring; Accessories - rhinestones in different sizes for my stash, Spellbinders deckle-edge Nestie die,ribbon from Michaels; Jolee's Halloween embellishment, MS bat punch,

October 11, 2010

Let Us be Thankful

Happy Monday, everyone; I hope you are enjoying your day.  This week Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #60 -- to create a thank you card.  My card today combines two different Doodle Pantry sets -- Ginkgo Leaves and a sentiment from the Let Us Be Thankful set.  The Ginkgo Leaves set is a pre-release and can be yours for free (before the release) if you participate in the Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge #10.  (For details, see my post  below dated October 5.)  I should also mention that the Ginkgo Leaves set will be available for purchase in the Doodle Pantry store on Oct. 20.

This is my first try at making my own crinkle ribbon.  It's fun to do, but messy... I definitely recommend wearing rubber gloves if you give this technique a try.  

My card incorporates the following challenges:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #60:   Create a thank you card.
Splitcoaststampers CAS88 :  Crinkle -- I used crinkle ribbon.
Create 4 Fun Challenge  - Week 41:  Use a digital stamp -- I used a digital image as well as a digital sentiment.
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #41 : Celebrate the colors of Fall.

Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:  Digital Stamps -- Doodle Pantry Ginkgo Leaves and Let Us Be Thankful; Paper - PTI fresh fruits DSP and vintage cream, SU! more mustard; ink - computer, Copics for coloring; Accessories - crinkle ribbon made with MS seam binding and reinkers, Spellbinder deckle-edge die, flower from my stash.

October 08, 2010

Christmas Joy

Hi everyone!  Here's a CAS Christmas card that I made using a sentiment from Sugar Creek Hollow called Christmas Joy. The sentiment was punched out using an ornament punch. Next, my ' faux ornament ' was sponged with some rhubarb stalk Memento Ink before heat embossing... One coat of clear EP mixed with dazzling diamonds and 2 coats of Utee.  This technique gave the ornament some dimension and a nice glittery shine which was hard to capture in my photograph.

My card qualifies for the following challenges:
Stamp Something Challenge:  Something Punchy --  I used a label and ornament punches,  as well as a Sizzix die.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #133:  Make your Own -- I made my ornament using a SCH sentiment, SU! ornament   punch, silver cord, dazzling diamonds, Utee, Clear EP

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!  Thanks so much for your support!
Supplies:  Digital Stamp -- Sugar Creek Hollow-Christmas Joy; Paper: PTI white, SU! basic black, SEI winter song DSP; Ink - computer, Memento - rhubarb stalk, VersaMark; Accessories - Spellbinders die, SU! punches, SU! silver cord, Sizzix EF, dazzling diamonds, Utee, clear EP, Recollection silver rhinestones, Stampendous silver diamond dots.