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.

October 05, 2010

CDBC10 - Winter Song Birds

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Good Morning, everyone!  It's time for another Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge.  It's easy to play along with us!  Plus there are great prizes!
  • Just create something new following this month's theme.  The theme is to USE A DOODLE PANTRY IMAGE and Ribbon.  If you don't have a Doodle Pantry image, click here to go directly to the Doodle Pantry freebie page.  
  • Then post a direct link to your CDBC10 card, using Mr. Linky, on Laurie's Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge post.
  • After linking your card to Laurie's Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge post, you must leave a comment and answer this question:  For future CDBC challenges, would you rather everyone receive a free image for participating and NO grand prize drawing... OR... only a grand prize for ONE winner and NO free image for participants?
  • Only one entry per person.  Deadline for submission is Tuesday, October 19.
  • The winners will be announced on October 20.
This month every participate will receive a copy of the new DP digital set called Ginkgo leaves (pictured below).  In addition, one randomly selected winner will receive a prize package including a $10 DP gift coupon, a great selection of ribbon and some other goodies! 

Here's my card for the CDBC10 challenge.  I used the new DP set called Winter Song Birds.   I just love this image and the wonderful sentiments included with this set.  It was so much fun to color and embellish with ribbon, glitter, fun flock and bling!


For more information regarding the challenge, and samples of all the new Doodle Pantry images released today, please check out Laurie's Clearly Delightful Blog challenge post HERE.  
Have a great great day and thanks for stopping by!  Sure hope you join in the fun!!

October 03, 2010

Gingerloft Challenge #3 -- All that Glitters or Bling!

Happy Sunday, everyone.  Today I am very excited to share a card I made for the Gingerloft Challenge #3 as a guest designer.  This week's challenge is all that glitters or bling.  Glitter or bling... now what could be easier or more fun!

For today's challenge, I used the beautiful Gingerloft digital image called Winter Trees.  I  formatted my image in Photoshop Elements to change the color to blue, and used the "dryer sheet technique" to add glitter  to my image.  Click here to view the tutorial on SCS that gives step-by-step instructions for the dryer sheet technique .  I also added a layer of glitter to the bottom of my card, and there is a tiny rhinestone on my snowflake.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit, and I hope you will be joining in the fun at Gingerloft.  Can't wait to see what you create!
Supplies:  Gingerloft Digi Stamps - Winter Trees., Paper - PTI select white base, GP white, Recollections silver, SU! night of navy; Ink - computer; Accessories: Spenbinders deckle edge dies, used dryer sheet, Stampendous crystal glitter, Sookwang sticky tape, snowflake and rhinestone from my stash.

October 02, 2010

Jolly Reindeer

Happy Saturday, everyone!  Just a quck post today.  It's been a lazy day here... Both my hubby and I decided to put off the chores for another day.  So I got to play with one of the fun digi sets I won from Shirley's 2 Girls called Christmas Jollies. Thanks Deidre and Kristine!  
I am thrilled that this image works well with my new Sizzix embossing folder.  My image was colored with Copics and pencils w/gamsol.  I used Sakura pens (blue glaze and a clear star)  to color the tiny ornament.   I also added a touch of pastels to the reindeer's cheeks.  After heat embossing my reindeer with clear embossing powder, I embellished my image with red rhinestones and a big red bow.  It doesn't get easier... Yeah, another Christmas card is done!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend.