Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Halloween Happenings!

Happy October 1st to all of you! Can you believe how time flies soooooo quickly! I just love Halloween and can't wait to fill this month with some fun and festive cards and treats! Well, today I am sharing with you a card I made for a new Copic Creations challenge #13 and the theme is pumpkins. There just could not be a better way or a cuter way to color pumpkins than using the Halloween stamps from CC Designs. This is Cow Emma, isn't she adorable! I actually think she could also be colored brown and beige for a giraffe costume too.
I was going for the night time trick-or-treat look. I probably should have added more pumpkins to the right side of my card or even a sentiment but I think I will add that as it gets closer to Halloween and give it away. =)
For my card I have airbrushed here and there and did a little sponging on the grey cardstock for an older/darker effect and even had the time to sew on it!
The rest of the DT has created Halloween cards for the challenge using the Halloween line of CC Design stamps and can be found HERE. Be sure to check them out and participate in the challenge too! You won't want to miss out on the great prize too!
I remembered to take a picture of the copic colors I used on my card. Tomorrow I will be announcing the winner of the new Belles n' Whistles stamp, if you have not entered to win, be sure to do so by 11:59 PM PST and click HERE for that posting. Have a great day!
Paper: Going Grey CS, Neenah CS, Basic Grey Eerie DSP, Basic Black CS
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Accessories: Raffia Ribbon, MS Bat Punch, Sewing Thread & Machine, Copic Airbrush System

TAG!....YOU'RE IT!

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Hi Everyone! Wow, it really seems like forever since I last posted on my blog. I've missed all of you and hope you are all doing well! Today I wanted to share with you a little something I created with one of my NEW Belles n' Whistles Stamps, called Little Witch With Broom. The last time I used her I used the entire stamp and made put her on a recipe card. This time I wanted to try just a portion of it.


I stamped her 3 times and colored her in, punched a hole for the ribbon and tied it to a treat bag. How simple was that! You can do this with all of the NEW Stamps since they are for the upcoming holidays! I hope you enjoyed the idea and will create some of your own too. For more inspiration with Belles n' Whistles stamps, check out the BLOG.
If you'd like to win this adorable stamp, all you need to do is leave your comment on this post and post about it on your blog. The winner will be announced on Friday October 2! Good luck!

Got The Blues?

Time for another Flutterby Wednesday! It's the last Wednesday of the month for September and since this is Danni's Birthday month she is giving away some candy! Find out more details HERE. The challenge she chose this week is to create a card with a butterfly or a fairy but you must somehow incorporate the color Sapphire.
So I decided not to use my copics to color and chose to sponge the ink over the stamped image. I was going to do this on glossy paper but could not find where I put it... lol. Instead I just used Neenah CS. I was rather pleased with the way it turned out.
When you google the word Sapphire you will see a variety of shades of blue that could easily become that color. This was a fun challenge and great way to use things too.
To View the creations from the rest of the DT, click HERE.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Treats For All

It's time for an InStyle Stamps Blog Hop and this month's theme is treats! This cute fairy is Cynthia, she's holding a tooth which obviously means she's a tooth fairy... lol. When I first got this image I had no idea what I would do when it came to the theme of treats, but at the very last minute I decided to have a treat for all. Kids (and adults) love candy and some parents are worried that too much candy will cause cavities. So I have put together a fun little container with some candy and some toothpaste and dental floss! All you parents out there, this is also great to take with you on the go!
I've wrapped up some Hershey's Nuggets candy for a little decoration and added some crystal lacquer to the tooth to represent the shiny enamel of the tooth. I've also added some bling to the top of her hair.
Here's some information for the hop. First visit all the DT blogs, then go to the ISS blog to vote for your favorite project and leave a comment on that posting by answering a question.
The DT member with the highest votes will get a prize, and there will be a Grand Prize to one reader. The winner will be chosen from the comments on the ISS blog.
This contest will begin from 11:59pm EST Saturday and the winners will be announced on Sunday.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT has created for today's exciting hop!
Have fun and I hope to have your vote! =)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise CS, Neenah CS, Retired SU DSP
Ink: Memento Black and Copics
Accessories: Bling, Crystal lacquer, Triple Flower punch(SU), Nestabilities, Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Passion For Purple

Today I've decided to not only create my card for Flutterby Wednesday but also for The Anyone for Anya Challenge blog. The theme for both is to have flowers on your card. I just love it when I can create a card and use it to participate in a challenge. I chose to use various shades of purple for all of you who love purple!!
This is actually a very very last minute card, I finished it about 130 AM..lol I know there are many of you out there who stay up late and create too. For me, this is not only for fun but a great way to relax and relieve stress.
When making my card I added all kinds of accessories besides the flowers and the butterflies. I added some liquid pearls to the scalloped edge, bling to the centers of the butterflies and some shimmerz and stickles to the flowers. This photo doesn't really show the glitter on the flowers but it's there. =)
We'd love to see your creations for Flutterby Wednesday so upload your creation here!
Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me! Hugs to all!
Paper: Lavendar Lace CS, Basic Black CS, SU DSP(forgot the name), Elegant Eggplant CS
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Accessories: SU scallop punch, polka dot grosgrain ribbon, Martha stewart butterfly punch,

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

PINK CAT STUDIO IS GOING DIGITAL!

I'm so excited to announce that Pink Cat Studio is going digital! Today Melissa is opening an online digital store with a wonderful selection of brand new Halloween and Christmas designs. So now Pink Cat Studio will have 2 stores, one for rubber stamps and the other for digital stamps. Check out the new store HERE! I had so much fun creating with these digitals and went ahead to create a few Halloween items since that is our next celebration.

The first image I used is Itty Bitty Betty with her broom and jack-o-lantern she is so cute! I made an accordian folder with her and included a sentiment that comes from the new Halloween Pink Cat Studio stamp set. You can definitely use these folders for anything and I will be using my folder to place a variety of Halloween treat recipes. For the tabs I have used some spiders that I punched from my Martha Stewart punch.
Next, I made a card using a different image, which happens to be one of my favorites! One of the great things about digital stamps is the ability to make them as small or as big as you want. So I've enlarged it to fit my 6x6 card.
The background of my card is made with a spiderweb ribbon made of felt and some punched out spiders, both of which are from Martha Stewart. The frogs are all covered in crystal lacquer to simulate their slimy skin.
Last but not least, I have chosen another Betty image and made her slightly larger than her original size just to have her fit perfectly on my basket. This is a really fun and easy basket to make, especially if you are looking for something fast and simple.

I hope you enjoyed the projects I created today. Be sure to check out the store and of course what the rest of the DT and other bloggers have created with these adorable digital images!

Monday, September 21, 2009

BOO!

I hope you enjoyed the Belles n' Whistles blog hop as much as I did! How cute are those stamps!
Today I've got a new challenge for Roses on Paper where you must include stitching in your card. It can be any kind of stitching whether you draw it in or use your sewing machine but you must use a stamp that Roses on Paper carries.
Don't you just think this stamp is adorable! Well they are called Bild Malarnas, the newest addition to the Roses on Paper family. I had to really look at this stamp to find out why the pumpkin was carved and then the lid is being held down. I think it's because these little ghosts had opened it up and all the bats came flying out of it. So now, they don't want anyone to know that they are the ones who let them loose! LOL! What do you think? =)
Be sure to check out the store as there are so many new things to come and you are now able to pre-order your Magnolia Halloween stamps, the magazine and the Christmas Bild Malarnas!
Head on over now to reserve your favorites!
Another exciting announcement! If you love Roses on Paper and Belles n' Whistles take out your stamps and be sure to participate in this challenge to be qualified in the entry for one of our next Guest Designers!! You will have 2 weeks to enter! Good luck!
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day!
Stamp: Bild Malarnas (Ghosts), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Paper: Basic Black, Neenah CS, Polka Dot Paper (playshop)
Ink: Memento Black, Copics,Soft Suede
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Green Gingham ribbon, Martha stewart Bat Punch

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Belles n' Whistles Fall Release!!

Welcome to our first ever Belles n' Whistles blog hop! If you have just arrived on my blog and didn't start from the beginning click HERE. I am so excited to be apart of this team and to be able to introduce to you one of the cutest stamps that are created by the very sweet and talented Elisabeth Bell. Here she is in all her cuteness Little Witch With Broom!! I just adore this image and the cute little spider that hangs from her broom.
The design team was asked by Summer to create something yummy with the image that we have and since I have pumpkins with this stamp I chose a Pumpkin Spice Latte! Oh these are absolutely delicious!! If you've never ever had one and love pumpkin desserts you are in for a real treat! One of the reasons I love the fall season is because all of the yummy pumpkin scents and flavors are back! Anyway here is a photo of my Pumpkin Spice Latte!
Doesn't this make your mouth water? Now that I'm thinking about it looks like I will have to have one of those tomorrow morning! LOL! If you'd like the recipe you can click on the above photo for a closer look at it.
This blog hop allows you not only to see what you can do with these stamps but also to have a chance to win the entire Fall Set of Stamps! So to increase your chances of winning, you'll definitely want to leave a comment here!! Good luck to all of you!!
I'm sure all of you want to know who won the stamp I had up for grabs yesterday so here is your winner chosen by random:
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Timestamp: 2009-09-18 06:40:11 UTC
Thanks so much for playing! Please email me at: monkadunka@yahoo.com to claim your prize!
Now head on over to the Belles n' Whistles blog to see how you can win the entire Fall Release!!
Paper: DCWV The Halloween Stack, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punches (Web corner and border, spider), stickles, cuttlebug folder

Fall Release and Blog Hop

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Are you loving your Belles n' Whistles stamps like I am? Well, be sure to come back tomorrow for the Belles n' Whistles blog hop and the release of the new Fall Stamps!! I will tell you that they are even "yummier" than ever! The blog hop will begin on the Belles n' Whistles Blog.

So, until then I am giving this stamp away at random to one lucky person! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me which Belles n' Whistles stamp is your favorite so far? The winner will be announced here tomorrow during the hop!


Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Alota Challenge #19 & Flutterby Wednesday

If you just hopped on, please be sure to scroll down to see another post for today and yesterday's since this is what has been keeping me quite busy for the week!

It was my turn to choose the challenge for Alota Rubberstamps so I have chosen to do a color challenge which includes Yellow, Brown and Teal. You must create a card using all the colors and can enter as many times as you like for a better chance at winning! To participate, be sure the head on over to Paper Craft Planet, here is a link to the post.


Not only was this card created for the challenge but also for Flutterby Wednesday! The challenge this week is to create a card using a fairy or butterfly and to add bling, or glitter or shimmer to your creation. You can see the glitter much better in the next photo. This was a fun image to work with too! Please scroll down to see the rest of today's posting too! Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave!
Stamp: Alota Rubberstamps
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Neenah, So Saffron, Teal Gingham
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, nestabilities, stickles, martha stewart butterfly punch,
mini pearls

Maggie Goes High Tech

Here's Maggie!! Another new image from Club Anime! Doesn't she remind you of yourself as you are typing on your blog, or maybe remind you of other bloggers posting and commenting? I so love this image! If you have not joined Club Anime yet you are missing out on all the cute and all the fun. When you join you pay $20 which really comes down to about $1.70 a month. You get all the images and papers too! Click here for all the info!

Here's a different view to show you that I used some crystal effects to get the screen to be glossy. Sure hope you'll join the club!! Thanks for stopping by!!
Ink: Memento Black and Copics
Accessories: Dew Drops, Ribbon (Bo Bunny), Crystal Effects

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Itty Bitty Kiddies Are Here!!

Hey Everyone, I'm introducing you to a very sweet and cute image just in time for Halloween!! Welcome the new Itty Bitty Kiddies! I just love this new line of stamps! Where did they come from you ask?? From PINK CAT STUDIO!! This is Itty Bitty Betty and Itty Bitty Bobby you will also see them for Christmas!! I just love Halloween because it's so much fun and I love Christmas because it's a very pretty time of year. Here are one of the stamps that you will get in the set which happens to be one of my favorites! I used a cloud template and sponged some craft ink for the background. They are so perfect for creating Halloween treats with too! So are you loving them and wanting to get them now? Click HERE!

I wanted to create another card just because these are so cute! This is Itty Bitty Betty on a pumpkin trying to contain a monster! NO, it's not Edward or Jacob. LOL!


Thanks so much for all the comments you've left me, I am trying to get around to all of your blogs, things are just quite busy for me these days. =) I'll be posting 2 more posts in about 5 hours and hope you'll come back to see more of what my busy week consists of. See you soon!

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio (Itty Bitty Kiddies-Halloween)
Paper: DSP (SU), Basic Black, Neenah White CS, Only Orange CS, Going Gray CS
Ink: Memento Black and Copics (sorry I never wrote down or took pics of the ones I used), white
craft ink
Accessories: Striped Grosgrain ribbon, window punch, nestabilities, paper piercer, sponge

Copic Creations: Mixed Media

Happy Tuesday to all of you, it's time for another Copic Creations Challenge!! This time we are creating cards using 2 kinds of media to color our images. The stamp comes from a company called Stamps Happen.
They are copic pens and prismacolor pencils. I've never used the two of them together until now but it really is interesting to see how they work with each other. I actually love trying all different kinds of media for coloring but right now I am soooo lovin' my copics! =)
You will surely want to see all the pretty creations from the DT, all of the cards look amazing while using these fairies! Hope you'll join in on the fun!
Tomorrow I'll have 3 different posts for you to check out...sure hope you'll stop by tomorrow too!
Have a great day!

Stamp: Stamps Happen
Paper: Glorious Greeen CS, Basic Black CS, Neenah Cs
Ink: Memento Ink, Copics, Prismacolor Pencils
Accessories: Liquid Pearls

Monday, September 14, 2009

All I Want For Christmas Is...

Good Monday morning everyone! Hope you had a fun filled, productive weekend! This week for Christmas Stampin' All Year Long we are following a sketch that was creatively done by Maria.
I had to use this doggie for my card, don't you think he has a cute little face? If you take a look at the sketch it will say the sentiment should go on the strip going across the card but I just had to use that as a chance for me to create some kind of collar that represents the dog. So the sentiment was placed on the circle instead.
Here's a close up of this little guy, sure hope you'll join us for the challenge this week and continue on with us as the year is quickly going by. We'd love to see your creation, so upload them HERE and check out what the rest of the DT has created too!
This week will be one huge one that you'll want to stick with me for!! I've seriously got lots and lots of things to share with you, wonderful opportunities for new things and who knows maybe even something you could win! You won't want to miss it!!
Wishing you a great day!!
Stamp: Whipper Snapper Designs
Paper: Garden Green CS, Neenah CS, Printed DSP (unknown), Chocolate Chip CS
Copics: E30, E31, E34,E35, E47,E49, G20, G07, G09, R24, R27, R29, R20, E51,C1
Accessories: Gold Brads, Circle Punches (SU)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Meet Marissa!

Meet Marissa! She's one of the newest, cutest anime images you can get by joining Club Anime!
Today we've got an inspiration challenge going on and lots of awesome creations by the DT.
If you've not joined Club Anime yet...what are you waiting for? Click HERE for all the info!!

Supplies:
Stamp: Club Anime Digitals (Marissa)
Paper: Chocolate Chip CS, DSP (unknown), Neenah CS, Bazzill orange, Certainly Celery CS,
Regal Rose CS
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: SU Floral and Circle Punches, Dew Drops

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pretty In Pink

It's time for another Flutterby Wednesday and the challenge Danni chose for this week is to create a pink card and of course for me, that was easy since it is my favorite color! The stamp I've used today is from Alota Rubberstamps and isn't this little donkey the cutest! Our guest designer for the week is a very dear and sweet friend... Jacque!! You must check out her fabulous blog and creativity, you will definitely not be disappointed!!
To participate in the challenge all you need to do is create a pink card with a butterfly or a fairy on it and post it HERE! We can't wait to see your creation! Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Stamp: Alota Rubberstamps (Donkeys)
Paper: Melon Mambo CS, Neenah CS, DCWV Nana's Nursery
Ink: Memento Black
Copics: Will post later today
Accesories: Paper Piercer, Bling, White Gel Pen, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Monday, September 7, 2009

ROP & CSAYL

How's that for a pair of acronymns? Makes me think of CSI or NYPD Blue... lol. Anyway, the first card I have to share with you today for the Roses on Paper Challenge which begins today! The challenge is to create a card using Lavendar, Soft Blue and Cream. I especially enjoyed working with these colors and this cute image! This image is from Belles n' Whistles called Sisters which happens to be another favorite of mine from this line!
You definitely can use your BnW stamps for this challenge since that blog is now combined with the Roses on Paper challenge!!
I just have to give this card to my sister, I know that she loves Elisabeth Bell's creations!
I sure hope that you have a chance to participate in this challenge since it does run for 2 weeks! Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT has created and post your card HERE.
The next card I have to share with you is for Christmas Stampin' All Year Long! Yes, it really is September everyone and I suggest if you plan to make cards this year and especially if you have not started on them, now is a great time! The challenge this week is for you to do some paper piecing on your card. I don't really do a lot of it but had fun with this one!
I've had this cute little guy from last Christmas and finally got to use him for this year!
For those of you who don't like to color too much I think paper piecing is probably the perfect technique to use. Here it's all colored and even has a pattern/design that you don't need to worry about! It can also make your cards easier to piece together.
We'd love to see what you will create with this techinque so please be sure to post your card HERE.
I know I have not been able to comment on your blogs in the last couple of days but will be getting around to that later today. I am in the middle of trying to clean out and organize my craftroom, it will take time but I have to start somewhere. Thank you so much for any comments you may leave. Have a wonderful day!!
Here are the details for both cards:
Card #1:
Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria DSP, Lavendar Bazzill CS, Neenah Vanilla CS
Copics: Hair: E31, E25. Face: E00, E11, R20. Blouse: BV000, BV00, BV01.
Pants: B21, B41. Grass: G20, G21, G40.
Accessories: Prima Flowers, Organdy Ribbon
Card #2:
Stamp: Itzie Inkies Bear (CC Designs)
Paper: Printed DSP (unknown), Night of Navy CS, Neenah CS
Copics: Bear: E31, E34, E47. Carrot: YR000, YR07, YR09. Background: B000.
Accessories: Dew Drops, Nestabilities, Liquid Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds

Friday, September 4, 2009

Welcome Club Anime!

Hey everyone this little cutie comes to us from Club Anime, her name is Violet!! I just love these anime images and how you can make their eyes sooo real! My little cousin and her friends just adored this image since they now play instruments in school, and wanted to have her colored in right away.
Being a member of Club Anime you will recieve a number of awesome things, such as a kit that contains printed papers, ribbons, brads, and cardstock. The card I made here uses items from the September Kit which includes papers and all the accessories from Bo Bunny, which just happens to be one of my favorite paper/accessory companies! All of the items in the kit are made to match so you don't have to hunt around for them.
Join Club Anime now for just $20! Becoming a member of Club Anime gives you the ability to purchase the monthly kits and images at a discounted price, and you get to see them and order them before everyone else!! The first few people to sign up will get a special bonus!
Here is another view of my card. The sketch I used is from the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC). Have a wonderful day!!
Paper: Bo Bunny
Ink: Printer
Copics: Face: E00, E11. Hair: E34, E47. Jacket: R24, R27, R29. Pants/Shoes: E35, E47,E49.
Violin: E34, E47. Eyes: E15, E18.
Accessories: Bo Bunny

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Belles n' Whistles Tutorial Thursday!!

Good morning blogland, it's my turn to welcome you to the Belles n' Whistles Blog!! It's day #3 for a stamp giveaway! Click HERE to find out the details! If you're new to my blog, welcome!
To get these adorable stamps, you're a click away! Well, I've named today Tutorial Thursday because I will be showing you how I pop up my stamped images.
This card I have for you today was created with a Belles n' Whistles stamp called Belle with Teddy.
I've created this card using a sketch from Friday Sketchers blog Challenge.

The first thing I did was stamp and color the entire image.
I then stamped another image and colored only the parts that I will be using to pop up the stamp.
Next, I cut out the pieces and placed a piece of mounting tape on the back of each piece.
I placed the cut out pieces on the flat colored image. Here is one view of the popped up parts on the card. (Hope you can see that well).
Here is another view of the card just to show you the parts that I have popped up. They include the 2 bows in her hair, the ruffles on her blouse, her jeans just above the stool and the teddy bear.
Here is the completed card! I hope this was a fun and easy tutorial for you to follow. I'd love to know what you think of it. Be sure to stop on over to the Belles n' Whistles blog to see if you could win this stamp! I will be announcing the winner of the stamp on the Belles n' Whistles blog Friday. Have a great day!!
Paper: Basic Black CS, Patterned Paper (SU) Neenah CS
Copics: Face: E00. Hair: N1, C5, C7, 100. Blouse and Bows: R20, RV02, RV32, RV10.
Jeans: B91, B95, B21. Stool: E34, E37, E49. Teddy Bear: E51, E35. Ground : C1.
Accessories: Crochet Flower (SU), Paper Rose, Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon, Nestabilities

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Flutterby Birthday

It is a late post for me today as I had to find the lost pictures for the card I made. I then had trouble trying to get the correct lighting on my card and you'll see what I mean. Anyway, the main reason for today is to let all of you know that this month Danni who is the owner of Flutterby Wednesday is turning the big 4-0! She is celebrating the entire month of September and is currently giving away some awesome birthday candy!! You'd definitely want to participate to win!!
The challenge is for you to create a Birthday card with a fairy or butterfly! Easy Peasy! So I finally got the chance to use Birthday Anya from The Greeting Farm, isn't she a cutie! I then added some butterflies around her. I think she's laughing because the butterflies are all around her! LOL!
This is a closer look at my card in a different light. Here you can see that I have used my Hello Kitty Sizzix embossing folder on the base of my card and I have also used it on my yellow layered nestabilities.
This is not the only FUN happening.. you MUST check out Belles n Whistles!! We are having a wonderful chance for you to win a Stamp-A-Day this entire week!! The festivities have started yesterday, so head on over there to participate!! From now on Belles n Whistles will be having something going on everyday, which includes anything from a FREE stamp, to techniques, and a chances for your card or project to be featured!
Hope to see you back tomorrow for my Belles N Whistles surprise!!
Paper: Certainly Celery CS, So Saffron CS, Retired SU DSP, Rose Red CS, Neenah CS
Copics: Face: E000, E00, R20. Hair: E25,E49. Clothes: RV32, RV34,G21, G40.
Birthday Cake: RV32, RV34, Y00, Y15, G21,G40, N1.
Accessories: Oval Punches (SU), Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Dazzling
Diamonds, Hello Kitty Sizzix Embossing Folder
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