Monday, January 31, 2011

Little Eden

Hey everyone, it's been a while since my last posting but I am back with lots to share with you all week long!! Anyway today is a new challenge with Belles n' Whistles and for the next 2 weeks we'd like to see you create a Vintage card.
I love the vintage look but it's something that I don't do very often so it was a good challenge for me.
This sweet adorable image is called Little Eden. I tried to keep to the pink and tan color combo, and added some matching lace for a vintage look.
If you have not visited the Belles n' Whistles challenge blog recently, there have been some changes to the challenges. We are now accepting cards using any and all images that were illustrated by Elisabeth Bell. For more details visit the challenge blog HERE. See you back here tomorrow for lots more to share!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Love Is In The Air

This is my 3rd posting of the day please scroll down for the other 2!!

Are you in the mood for love? That's the challenge this week with Sassy Cheryl's!! Cheryl has got some really cute and sweet digital images for Valentine's Day that you must see and have! The image I used here today is not a Valentine image but one I felt represented love. It's called The First Move.
I think it's sweet that he's tying her shoes laces, he must really love and adore her! For my card I decided to keep the theme of him tying her laces and did a little bit of that on the card for decoration.
I hope you'll join in the fun this week, just be sure to keep the theme of love, and use a Sassy Cheryl image. Don't forget my next 2 postings below!! =)

Altered with Love

I hope all of you enjoyed the holidays and had a chance to participate in last month's challenge at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge blog!! If you missed it, don't worry because today and every 25th of the month we hold a new challenge! This month the challenge is to alter anything, but it must have the theme of LOVE.
For some reason, I have been in the mood to create projects that involve clear objects. So here's another. I chose to alter a clear pail can and used a sweet image from Belles n' Whistles called Sweet Love. I don't think it gets any sweeter for Valentine's day with this image!!
This is the sentiment I used for the cover of my tin, I think it ties in well with the couple.
I've also added some pink organza bows, and red hearts all around the tin. Now it's your turn and here are the rules to follow:
1. You can use any image that Elisabeth has illustrated.
(Please also post where the stamp or image can be purchased).
2. Entries may be combined with other challenges, and you can enter multiple times.
3. A direct link to your ENTRY (not blog) must be added to Mr. Linky on the challenge blog.
4. Only new creations are allowed.
5. Deadline to enter is 7PM Arizona time on the 22nd of each month.

Entries that do not follow the above guidelines will not be eligible for the prize or qualify for the Top 3 entries.

We can't wait to see what you'll create!! Have fun!!

Tiffany Doodles: Floral Release!

Hey there!! Today is day #2 of sneak peeks for the upcoming floral release from Tiffany Doodles! One of the releases include this image called Daphne Flower with Oval. The image is already in it's own oval and ready to be cut with an oval Spellbinder die.
It really was a fun and easy card to create especially since the image already has it's own border. There are many other floral images that will be released this Friday Jan. 28th.
Be sure to head over to the blog for more details on this Friday's release and to see what the rest of the DT has created!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

February Flutter

Happy Aloha Friday!! I'm looking foward to hopefully a relaxing yet productive weekend since the past few weekends were quite hectic. The card I am sharing with you today uses a really beautiful image illustrated by Elisabeth Bell, called February Flutter.
I am in the mood to create and color with pinks and reds because Valentine's Day is coming soon so I had to give her a red gown. This image reminds me of my 3 year old niece who plays with her Disney prince and princesses, I'm sure she'd take one look at this image and say the same thing!!
The scrolls on the corners of the image were made with 2 punches. I just arranged them and placed them where I thought it would look best, then added some bling to the ends.
I know many of you love to create with images that were made into rubber stamps from Elisabeth, and may not be familiar with her digital images, so take a look HERE!! You'll love them just the same! Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Key To My Heart

Happy hump day everyone!! It's time again for a new challenge with Flutterby Wednesday, and this week we have an open challenge, so bring out your butterflies, fairies and angels to play along with us.
My card today features one of the latest images from CC Designs called Violet with Key and the matching sentiment which says You Hold the key to My Heart. Don't forget that there is also a die cut of some adorable cutters and keys that were released with these stamps too, check it out HERE!!
Are you ready for Valentine's day? It will be here very soon!! Hope you'll join in with us this week, have a great day!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Do Not Disturb...

Just the other day I told my hubby that I realize Valentine's Day is one of my favorite celebrations of the year (besides Halloween and Christmas)... I think coloring all the sweet images and using pinks and reds helps to make it more of a favorite for me! It's also a day that comes too quickly after Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Anyway, I've got a really cute cute image for you from Sassy Cheryl's, and a new challenge too!
This week we are creating cards using Buttons and Bows. The name of this sweet image is called Do Not Disturb While Kissing!!

What a great title for the image! I just knew I wanted to create with it right away! It of course fits perfectly for Valentine's Day but also for Anniversaries too!!
I sure hope you'll join us for the challenge this week, and don't forget that we also have Color Me Tuesday today and a new Show Me Thursday coming up later this week!! Not sure what all of this is about... Click HERE for more info!! Thank you for your visit today, have a good one!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Let's Celebrate!!

Hey blogland! I hope all of you are enjoying your Monday so far. Today we begin a new challenge with Belles n' Whistles, and the challenge is Anything But Christmas/Winter. I know all of you probably are tired of creating holiday cards so this should be a nice break and start for the year.
I have created a card using a sweet image called Cupcake! You can really use this stamp for all occasions, not just birthdays so I kept the sentiment rather general.
I love trying to use all of the craft items I have not had a chance to use and one of them include that Fiskar's cupcake border punch going across my card. The other is that pretty pink gingham ruffled ribbon. I used the ribbon as a border across the card and then used it to decorate around the sentiment.
This challenge will run until January 30th, I hope you'll join in with us! Have a great day!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Copic Creations: Something NEW!!

I'm thrilled that it's a 3 day weekend!! Today is the very first challenge of the year for Copic Creations!! The topic of this challenge is to create a card or project using something new. This could be any new craft item that you received for Christmas as agift, or maybe a craft item that you bought for yourself. For this challenge, the DT were sponsored by Fairy Prairie.
My new craft item (well, new to my stash) are these paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I had placed a new order for them and used them here. The image I used here is called Twinkletoes, what a sweetie she is! I hope you will join us for the challenge, it will run from today until January 31st. I'm off to enjoy the weekend since all my weekends seem to be so short!! Have a great one!!
Copics used: E000,00,31,37,50,53,BG000,10,11,C1,3,5,7,RV000,R81,83,85

Friday, January 14, 2011

DigiBell's Blog Hop: My Prince!!

Hello everyone!! If you have arrived here from Janneke's Blog you are in the correct place!! Otherwise, please start at the beginning from the Digi Bells Blog. Welcome to the very first digital image of the year from Elisabeth Bell, called My Prince, you can get him HERE!! How beautiful is she and how cute is that frog!! We are very close to celebrating Valentine's Day and so I have created a treat box instead of a card. There are several different views so you can see it all.

Here is a side view of the acetate box I made. I followed a tutorial HERE. The difference is that I had made a larger box and adjusted the measurements.

Below is a photo of what the top of the box looks like. I added a sentiment on the top so it could be given to someone special.

This photo is to show you that I've filled the box with candy and added some punched hearts to side for decoration.

Jodi (You're HERE!)

There are 2 ways for you to have a chance at winning this gorgeous image, you'll have to hop through the entire blog hop and leave a comment on each blog. Another way is to leave comments on each of the blogs AND to create a card and post it to the Digi Bells blog. The theme is "Hearts and Chocolate". You can interpret this any way you want, for example: Chocolate could be used to represent the color of your paper. You will have until January 21st to participate, the winner will be announced the following day on the Digi Bell Blog.
Now be sure to head on over to Erin's blog to continue the hop!! Have a great day! =)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hugs and Kisses (XOXO)!!

Happy hump day!! Today the Flutterby Wednesday team is so lucky to have gotten a sketch created by a talented 12 year old named Carly!! She has agreed to create sketches on regular basis for us!! Carly if you're reading this, I just loved working with this sketch!! =)
The image I am using here on this card is called Sweetheart Birgitta, she is from the latest January release from All That Scraps. She is another adorable Swiss Pixie from CC Designs. One of the fun and new things are the keys I scattered on the card. These are dies that you can now purchase from the store, HERE!! They are SO perfect for Valentine's day and much more!!
In the photo below you can see that I have added some stickles to the red locket, her wings, and a bit on her shoes. Lastly, I have added a little XOXO sentiment which is from Amy R's All About Love Sentiments set that is available for purchase HERE!!

Would you like to join in on the very first sketch created by Carly? Come on over and join us!! You'll have until next Tuesday to participate, this is an open challenge so be sure to use a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card and upload it to this posting HERE!! Have a great day!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Let It Snow!!

Happy Tuesday!! Today begins a new challenge with Sassy Cheryl's and our topic is "Snow"!! I know that most of you who are currently experiencing snow are pretty tired of it and want it to go away, but since there's so much of it there's no better time to have it as our challenge!!
The card I created uses an image called Star Bear. Instead of using a snowman or Santa, I wanted to use this adorable little guy and put him in a shaker with some falling snow. I've also added some red beads in the white snow just for added fun!!

To participate in the challenge, all you need to do is create with a Sassy Cheryl image using the theme of snow, and upload it to the challenge blog. You'll have until next Monday to join us!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!! =)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tiffany Doodles: Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the first challenge of the year with Tiffany Doodles!! This month, we have got a wonderful sketch to use!! The image I have used is called Dahlia with Oval.

Because my image is long, I turned the sketch to make it fit right.
This sketch comes to us from Jenyfur of Tornpaper.

I chose colors that were somewhat fitting for Valentine's Day, but colors that were also appropriate for all other occasions. Be sure to head to the Tiffany Doodles blog for more details on the challenge!! Hope you'll join us! The challenges are once a month beginning on the 7th and runs until January 31st.

Last Minute Favors

Last week a co-worker asked me to create favors for another co-worker who has dropped her full time status to call in since she will be heading back to school for her nursing degree. I was only asked 2 days prior to the lunch last Thursday and had to create 40 favors. Here's what I came up with.
I thought it was appropriate to use my cute little suitcase die from Sizzix and of course use Hello Kitty... my favorite and yours too!! LOL!! I of course could not create anything that was not going to be to my liking and made something that took hours and hours! It was fun and I think they turned out cute, BUT would not do this again with just 2 days.

For Hello Kitty, I used my Cricut Machine which I love but have neglected for so long. If you plan on making these kinds of favors and to create Hello Kitty to fit perfectly here on the box, you'll want to be sure to use her at 2 1/2" on your cricut.
After the long hours in creating all 40 I must say that seeing how happy my friend and co-workers were, it was all worth it!! Don't you think these make great favors for Valentine's Day? hmm... the wheels are turning again!! =) Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Flutterby Blog Hop and Sunday's With Crissy!!

Hello Everyone! It's time for the first challenge of the year with both Flutterby Wednesday's and Sunday's with Crissy!!
We have a blog hop going on today with Flutterby Wednesday and an open challenge, which means you can create with a butterfly, fairy or an angel. If you've arriv
ed from Kristie's blog you are in the correct place, otherwise please start over at the Flutterby blog.

So here's what I have created using a brand new digital image from Crissy Armstrong called Dance of Love!! This image is not yet available until tomorrow January 6th at Whimsy Stamps!!
Here's some information regarding the challenge for Sunday's With Crissy: There will be five free digi's given to one lucky challenge participant who will be chosen by at the end of the month! You may now use images from any company and still be included in the draw for the blog candy prize! But please respect the rule of no more than three entries per month. Otherwise your entries could be deleted.

I just love how beautiful it is and how perfect it is for Valentine's Day! Be sure to link back to Crissy's post HERE to upload your creation!

Now you must continue the Flutterby blog hop and head on over to Peggy's blog!! If you get lost along the way here is the order of the blog hop below:

Jodi (You are here!)

A Juggling Act!!

Hey there! We are back at Sassy Cheryl's to bring you the first challenge of the year!! This week's challenge is to create a card using the color BLUE! It's still snowing in parts of the world and so I decided to make a holiday card using this cute and fun pre-colored image called Single Pyramid Juggler.
I don't usually use these pre-colored images but I think they are perfect for times where you have to create a ton of cards in a short amount of time. Doesn't it look wonderful? I love how quick it was to have an image already colored... usually I take a while to color just one!
I wanted the image to stand out well so I chose to use less embellishments and color around it. The holidays may be over for now but I've got one card made for this coming holiday season!! I hope you'll join in on the challenge this week and try out a pre-colored digital image, it really is beautiful and so very easy to use!! Stay tuned for a new Color Me Tuesday and Show Me Thursdays with Sassy Cheryl's!! Have a great day!! =)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

ATS Sneak Peek Day #3: Sweet November Princesses

Happy New Year everyone!! I just can't believe we are already into a new year!! It feels like we just celebrated 2010 not too long ago.
Today's the last day of January 2011 sneak peeks with All That Scraps, and we are featuring some beautiful and adorable images from Sweet November, and the image I have used here is named Arabella. The new images have such gorgeous princesses!!
I had such a fun time coloring this image, I can't wait to color up the rest of them!! Would you like to win the latest Sweet November stamps? All you need to do is click on over HERE and leave a comment on today's posting!!
Wishing you a wonderful 2011 and thanks for your visit today!!=)
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