Sunday, November 29, 2009

CC DESIGNS WINTER SUGARPLUMS BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the CC Designs Winter Sugarplums Blog Hop!! The Winter Sugarplums stamp release is so large the entire team is participating in a blog hop to give all of you just a taste of the fabulous creations you can make with these stamps!
If you've just happened across my blog and didn't start at the beginning click HERE!
This is Trevor with Antlers, isn't he adorable! I love the cute antlers on his head and thought that he wasn't complete until I added a dew drop on his nose to represent rudolph the red nosed reindeer.
Here's a close up of Trevor and the dew drop I added as part of his reindeer costume. I love working with all the pretty holiday printed papers and since his sweater has candy canes on it, I had to use paper that had candy canes too. I chose to create an easel card just so I could use the pretty papers to match! Then I added some raffia to accent behind him.
Don't forget to comment! ONE random comment from one of the blog hop posts will be chosen to win the ENTIRE Winter Sugarplums stamp collection!! So make sure to leave a comment on each post to increase your chances of winning!
Thanks for stopping by! Continue the hop by visiting Tracy.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday Spotlight: Hats

Happy Saturday everyone! Today starts a new challenge for Saturday Spotlight which is to create a card or project with hats. I have created a box and belly band then added Santa from High Hopes Stamps to the belly band. I thought Santa was perfect for the hat challenge. =)
Here is a photo of the box closed and with the belly band around it. Pink and black was a color combo I thought went nicely even if it wasn't traditional colors for the holidays.
This is a photo of the box opened up. I loved this box the first time I saw it and had to give it a try. Click HERE for the directions.
I also added some white fun flock to Santa's clothes and his beard to give him a realistic look.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT has created and be sure to upload your creation to the blog before next Saturday. Have a great day!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

FREE with Three

It's a black friday special with Pink Cat Studio! With any purchase of $3 or more in the digital or stamp store, you will receive this adorable new image called Sugar Plum Lily!! I decided to color her in red and green for Christmas but she is definitely perfect for any occassion. You'll definitely want to be able to add her to your digital collection!!
Hoping all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with family and friends! Now, it's time to start getting your Christmas list together and get that shopping going!
Be sure to stop by later today to take part in the InStyle Stamps blog hop!!

CLUB ANIME ORNAMENT BLOG HOP

Time for a Club Anime ornament blog hop! The team and I have all kinds of inspiration for you to see using a variety of digital images for the holidays! The image I decided would be perfect for an ornament is Leang and Sei.

I thought it would be fun to create an ornament that was interactive so I made a shaker ornament. For the snow, it was made using a slightly chunkier glitter with some shimmer to it. I then encased it in plastic for the window and designer paper to close it and accent the ornament.

Here is a much closer look at the image, and the ornament. You can't really see the shimmer in the glitter in this photo, but believe me it's there. I also added some snowflakes with bling in the center. Lastly, the ribbon to hang the ornament with.

Now that you have seen my creation, click over to Kimmie's blog.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Santa and Pumpkins?

Did you wonder what the title of my post meant? No, I didn't create a card with Santa and pumpkins in his sack, LOL! I just combined 2 card for 2 different challenges! My first card is for Flutterby Wednesday where the challenge is to create a card using circles.
I of course had to create with my cute little image from CC Designs which is perfect for Thanksgiving. I've had her since Halloween and only had a chance to ink her up now. The circles I've used are made with my nestabilities.
To accent my card, I added little dots of liquid pearls on the scalloped nestability, and a dew drop in each corner of the card. Lastly some glitter for her wings. Be sure to stop by each of the other DT blogs to see what they have created for this challenge! Ann, Cassie, Chris, Christine, Harriet, Heather, Karen, Kris, Kristie, Lelia, Michelle, Nancy, Nicola, Pam, Stef, Taylor.
My next card was created for the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge! This week's challenge is a sketch challenge, and a very fun one too! Check out the blog to see the sketch! Come on and join the fun, remember you do not need to have a CC Designs stamp to participate. You can participate using any stamp that is sold at All That Scraps.
The stamp I used is from Whiff of Joy and is called Quiet Santa. I love all of the santas in this collection they have the cutest faces!! When making my card I wanted to be sure you were able to see the different prints of papers so I have added red cardstock to the back of each one as well as alternating it with a piece of embossed white cardstock using my cuttlebug folder.
Last, I added the black ribbon to simulate the tie around santa's bag of toys and his belt. Sure hope you have a chance to join in on both of these fun challenges even though it's a busy Thanksgiving week! If you are unable to stop by tomorrow, I'd like to wish each and everyone of you and your families a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Little Girl

Good morning! Hope you enjoyed the Belles n Whistles blog hop, if you'd like to participate in chance to win the entire set of the newest release, click HERE. A winner will be announced Thursday on the blog.
The card I made to share with you today is using an adorable image from Alota Rubberstamps called Little Girl.
I wanted to have her in red for the holidays and decided to add some black and white which now makes it look like the colors of Twilight! LOL! Somehow the colors in the photo appear more on the orange side, rather than red... I hate that. Believe me, it is red.
Anyway, starting today and up until November 28th, there is a 20% off sale going on at Alota Rubberstamps! All you need to do is use the Coupon Code: ALOTATHANKS when you check out. Just a hint, there will be some very cute images coming out soon!!
Come back tomorrow for Flutterby Wednesday and a new challenge for All That Scraps!
Have a great day!

Monday, November 23, 2009

BELLES N WHISTLES BLOG HOP #2 !!

Welcome to another Belles N' Whistles Christmas Blog Hop! If you're loving the first release of Christmas stamps like I am then you'll LOVE what the DT will be showing you on this hop! If you just arrived here from Iris's blog, or just got here on my blog, start off back HERE on the Belles N' Whistles blog.
The team and I have decided to do packaging with our stamps just in time for the holidays!
The stamp I used is Baking with Nana, it reminds me of when my grandma and I would bake together during the year and especially at the holidays. I also decided to add a tin to go along with the bag I made.
Here is a closer look at the image and how adorable this stamp is! I'm sure many of you can see you a relative baking together for the holidays.
I hope you enjoyed my project and that it will start you thinking of what you will make for the holidays with the new line of Belles N' Whistles stamps. Remember to leave a comment here in order to have a better chance at winning the entire set of the new Christmas Collection. The winner will be announced on Thursday November 26th on the Belles n' Whistles Blog.
Now, head on over to Lilian's blog!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Rudolph's Crew

Time to make some Christmas ornaments! That's right, the new challenge for Spotlight Saturday is to create a Christmas ornament. The ornaments created by the team were made with images from the Cutting Cafe. The ornament I made uses a cute image of a reindeer in the center with all the names of each of Santa's reindeer around it.
I am loving the non-traditional colors for the holidays and have chosen pink again. =) To create this ornament, I used a snowflake nestability and cut 2 out in pink. I then punched 2 of the reindeer images with a circle punch and placed it in the center of the snowflakes.
I wanted to create a useful ornament for the tree, so the next thing I did was use an empty container with a lid and placed a ribbon around it, then added one snowflake one the lid and the other to the bottom of the container.
Here is the opened ornament that will actually hold a small piece of jewelry. My container has a screw on lid so that whatever is in there will not accidentally be opened.
I sure hope you are having a great weekend so far and will have a chance to join us for the challenge. Thank you so much to all of you for your sweet comments on my New Moon post yesterday, it was so much fun to create and to be apart of a wonderful blog hop!
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Ink: none
Accessories: Nestabilities, Circle Punch, Container

Friday, November 20, 2009

NEW MOON & TWILIGHT TUESDAY BLOG HOP

Wow! Have you seen New Moon last night? I just loved it! I can't wait for the next couple of movies to come out! So after having seen the movie, are you team Edward of team Jacob? I love Edward and Jacob so it is really hard to choose, LOL! I should add a photo of Jacob on my blog too! First, I must say that Jacob has a gorgeous bod!! Ok, I just had to add that! LOL! I was supposed to have photos for you today but I was just way into the movie that I couldn't get any.

This is a card I have made as a guest of Twilight Tuesday. I have used Edward from The Greeting farm, Jacob and sentiment from Artful Inkables, and the girl on bike from Hanna Stamps.
Here are all 3 of them! I had so much fun coloring them! To achieve the sunset in the background I used my copic airbrush system . I realized later that I should have done it in grey and black since they are living in a rainy,cloudy area of Forks, WA. But I was pleased with it enough to share it with everyone!
Here is Bella on her motorcycle, she is from Hanna Stamps. In the movie she sees Edward when she does dangerous things and so I decided to create the scene when Bella rides the motorcycle and Edward tells her not to do it.
Here is a close up of Jacob and Bella . I really want to see it all over again, and now I can't wait for the DVD to become available. Hope you enjoyed my card! Your next stop is HERE.
Have a great day!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Flutterby, Under The Weather Day

Whoo hoo!! Just a few more hours for those of you Twilight fans...New Moon will make it's debut at the theatres!! I'm one of those lucky ones that got tickets to the first showing at midnight too!
Stick around for tomorrow's post with Twilight Tuesday, my photos and review!!
In the meantime, I've got these to share with you.
Here is a box I've made which is a card and a drawer (to fill things with) all in one! The image is a newbie of Sick Lily from Pink Cat Studio's Digital Store. The other new image is of Sick Billy. I think it's so cute that they even have a remote control! =)
This is the box opened up like a card. These sentiments are free digital ones from Pink Cat's Digital store that go perfectly with the image.
Since Lily is sick, I filled it with some cough drops and will be giving this to a co-worker who is trying to get rid of a cough. Looks like I will be making more of these as this is the season where everyone starts getting sick. If you'd like to create a box like this too, I have used the tutorial created by my very sweet friend Teri!
Here is a card I have made for Flutterby Wednesday, it was supposed to be a post for yesterday but I just could not get the color right for her. This is Nora from CC Designs she is one of the Christmas stamps now available. I decided to use the non traditional colors for the holidays since pink is my favorite color. =)
One of the fun things I had when getting my card together and coloring was being able to add all kinds of things to her clothes. I was thinking to add pearls for the buttons on her coat and earrings but I went for the bling since there is no better time for it than the holidays! I've also added some glitter around her for snow. We also have 3 new additional members to the Flutterby team and I'd like to welcome them Kris, Karen and Pam!
Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's Snow Time

It's hump day! I just can't believe how quickly the days are flying by, can you believe Thanksgiving Day is next Thursday? I've not started any Christmas shopping yet! Every year I say I will start early but that never happens. One thing I did start really early was getting all my Christmas cards made. Speaking of Christmas cards, here's another! I made this card because today starts a new challenge for All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge!All of the stamps/images you see here are a sneak peek! These are the new winter stamps that will be available on November 30th from All That Scraps. I absolutely love all of the CC Designs stamps, they are so much fun to color!
To create the scene, I have stamped the Christmas trees 3 times, stamped the bench and popped it off the card and then placed Emma on the bench. I also mounted the mug for dimension. I wanted my card to have the snow appear real so I used some pure white flowersoft and added it to the ground, trees and the bench.
Here is a little closer view of the scene. This week's challenge is a color challenge. The colors to use are Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Vanilla and Cameo Coral or colors that are similar to these.
Today is also Flutterby Wednesday! I have no card today but will post it for you tomorrow along with some new digital images from Pink Cat Studio! Hope you're having a great day and hope to see you back tomorrow!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Romance & Winter Stamps


Happy Monday! Today begins a new challenge with Roses on Paper/Belles n' Whistles. The challenge is to create a romantic card. So for me I decided to go somewhat vintage and stick with colors that are deeper.

This is one of my most favorite Magnolia stamps, they are the cutest! I love how Edwin holding her hand as they skate, it reminds me of a first date. I get all of my Magnolia stamps from Roses On Paper, once you preorder and the stamps arrive to the store, you will get your order in a flash!
You'll have 2 weeks to participate and enter your card in the challenge. Hope you'll join in the fun!

Stamp: Tilda and Edwin Skating (Magnolia New Year Collection 2009)
Paper: Burgundy, Artichoke, Retired SU DSP, Neenah CS
Ink: Copics
Accessories: MS Snow Flurry Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, bling

I know many of you love your Pink Cat Studio Digital Images and others love their stamps. Well now you can enjoy both! If you liked working with the digital images but have missed having them available in rubber you can now purchase 3 of the images in mini sets. The new mini sets include Lily the Snowflake Fairy, Lily with Hot Cocoa, and Winter Lily. These mini sets make great stocking stuffers too! Be sure to check out the digital store for all the latest images. Hope your day is going great!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Copic Creations Challenge

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend, it's time for a new Copic Creations Challenge where we want to see you color things gold. It could be anything from jewelry to the wings of a fairy just as I have done here.
This challenge is sponsored by I Brake For Stamps. The prize is one you'll really enjoy. Della who is the owner will give the winner TWO full sheets of rubber of their choice which is a $42 value! Also, if you used a stamp from the company to create the card you will win another free sheet of your choice!! But you don't need to use a stamp from the company to participate.
The stamp I chose to work with this week is called Christmas Fairy. I thought her wings would look pretty good in gold. Hope you'll join us for the challenge!!
Stamp: I Brake For Stamps (Christmas Fairy)
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Neenah CS, Retired SU DSP
Ink: Copics
Accessories: Gold Brads, Nestabilities, MS leaf punch

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Club Anime Color Challenge

Welcome to this month's Club Anime Color Challenge! Each second Saturday of the month there will be a new color challenge that will last for 1 month. Be sure to participate because this month you will be eligible to win a $20 prize with Club Anime!
So onto the challenge... the colors used this month are Cameo Coral, Kiwi and Chocolate Chip.
This adorable cutie for the holidays is Sandy, and I have colored her outfit in Cameo Coral and Kiwi. The pretty papers I have used to go along with the challenge are from Bo Bunny.
Here is a close up of my card to show you that I have added some white flowersoft to act as snow. Doesn't it look like she is dancing in the snow? This really was a fun color combo since I don't really work too much with cameo coral. It's a really pretty color against the chocolate and kiwi.
I know just how much you all love these anime images, and I'd like to say that you can now get a 5% discount on all of your purchases just by clicking on the InStyle Stamps Promotion for November. This is at the top right of my blog.
Sure hope you will join in on the fun!!
Please scroll down for my posting for Spotlight Saturday.

Spotlight Saturday Challenge

Good morning everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday, today there is a new challenge on the Spotlight Saturday Challenge blog and that is to create a masterboard. What is a masterboard you ask, well it's what makes the background of your card. Rather than using pre-printed designer paper, you create it on your own. There are a variety of ways to create a masterboard and what I did was embossing.
I used my cuttlebug folder and dry embossed the words onto cardstock to create my own background. Another way to create it would be stamping your own paper. You can find many ways to get wonderful masterboards and I'd love to see what you can come up with! Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT has created, you won't be disappointed!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Flutterby Wednesday on a Friday

It's all about Christmas from here on out... just kidding, I know Thanksgiving is just around the corner. But, soon you'll be telling your kids not to peek into their gifts or stockings!
Here is a card made with one of the new Swiss Pixie Christmas stamps from CC Designs, her name is Santa Birgitta. Isn't she an adorable little Santa? You can get her from All That Scraps. This card was made for Flutterby Wednesday but I didn't have a chance to post it for you until today. The other thing I realized now is that the theme for the week was "Thankful". So, be sure you create a card that represents a Thankful Theme.
Here's the card in it's entirety. I love these stamps from CC Designs, they are all so cute! One thing I would always like to do is add a charm to all my cards. I was able to add this heart shaped locket charm, and wasn't able to find a Christmas one to match but somehow I think it's ok. Remember that for Flutterby Wednesday we are now able to add angels to the list since the holidays are just around the corner. Last but not least is a card from my OCS (one card swap) partner and friend Kim. She thinks I have all the stamps out there (LOL) and decided to draw one for me! So, this is truly a one of a kind! Not only did she draw this image but she made me this beautiful bracelet!! Talk about crafty! I love them both Kim, thanks so much! If you'd like to join in on the monthly OCS, Teri will post when you should sign up if you want to participate. She has already chosen the players for November and December. Check back in January to see when the next sign up will be.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see the next color challenge for Club Anime and the challenge for Saturday Spotlight! Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pink Cat Digital Thursdays

Hope you are enjoying your week, and for those of you who had yesterday off I hope you had a great day! I was off yesterday and had gotten a couple of cards done for the holidays using these brand new digital images from Pink Cat Studio. My first card is of "Friendly Snowman" where I used my favorite holiday paper called Eskimo Kisses from Basic Grey.
I was in the mood to make some tall cards. These are really great for gifts that are in bigger boxes or even for gifts in a bag. You could put the card in the bag, or attach it to the side.
My next card is Santa. I like this santa because he reminds me of a wizard type of image. I love wizard images! I have a few wizard stamps that I should use and show you what I mean.
For santa, I used white flowersoft on the white parts of his clothes and then added stickles right on that which gave him a glittery outfit. I also used stickles on his eyebrows, and beard. I even dressed up the little bird with flowersoft too. I didn't get a close up of the image, the lighting was not so great.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comments you may leave. I'll be visiting your blogs shortly!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

ATS Wednesday Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone! First I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you for wishing my hubby and I a very Happy Anniversary! We both enjoyed reading all the sweet comments!

Today begins with a new All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge! The challenge is to create a Thanksgiving Project. I had so much fun trying to come up with something fun, creative and useful. I am soooo loving these digital images of Trevor and Emma that I had to use them more than once. I decided to decorate a small clear pail for a favor along with a matching place card.
Here is a closer look at Pilgrim Trevor. Because they are digital images I wanted to show how versatile they are. The image on the container is smaller and the one on the place card is the size of a regular stamp.
This is a close up of Pilgrim Emma on the favor container and place card. I hope you liked my project and hope that you will join in on the fun each Wednesday! You'll have a chance to win all kinds of stamps and more. If you love these images you really have to check out the store for more cuteness!
I will have my Flutterby Wednesday card up later this afternoon.

Paper: DCWV The Summer Stack, Pumpkin Pie CS, Soft Suede CS, and Neenah CS
Ink: Copics
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Oval punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stitched ribbon
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