Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Emily & Einstein Card

If you go to Color Me Creative Classroom, you will see that they have a book club which is lots of fun and if you are a reader, come join us. The book we read this month was Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee. What a terrific book it was. Of course I love any book with animals involved. What a great read. I decided to join the challenge and make a card with this book in mind. This is what I imagined Emily & Einstein to look like.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Kitty Christmas Card

Today's Christmas card was another stamp from my secret sister in SCS from Lili of the Valley Ltd. I decided to make this card for the Card Patterns: Sketch 143. I thought this sketch was great for my image.

And this is why this was the perfect stamp for me and why I always color my kitties in yellow orange. These are my 2 helpers (if that is the word you want to use). I put up my Christmas decorations today with alot of help. There is something to be said for the curious cat. I am lucky enough to have 2 of them.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Challenge Card

My secret sister on SCS sent me this darling Magnolia stamp called "Something for you Tilda". I just loved coloring her in with my copics. I used stickles for the trim around her dress and hat. She also sent me the wonderful white snowflake. I just went to my stash of goodies she sent me and came up with this adorable card. I love that I am getting my Christmas cards done along with completely a few challenges. The challenges I am entering for this card are
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge #27
Sketch Saturday Week #183
Crazy for Challenges

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #137 - Give Thanks

I decided to make this card for The Corrosive Challenge #137 because I am always needing Thank You cards. I love this stamp - not sure of the name but I bought it at Michaels on a wood block. After coloring the butterflies, I decided they needed to show up a little more so I covered them with stickles and used glossy accents on the front of the clocks to make them look like glass. So I have added this to my stash to use. Thanks to the Corrosive Challenge Blog team for coming up with a great idea.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #94

This weeks challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is Winter Wonderland. I decided to use a card that we made last week using one of my favorite stamps from Stampin Up. I stamped the image twice and then cut out the sled. We made this card at our stamp camp. A red glitter pin was used to go around the door way.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Friday Mashup Challenge

I love these Friday Mashup Challenges because they always have such great ideas. The challenge was to use the sketch above, use a rosette or do both. I decided to try both in my card.
I used a cuttlebug leaf embossing folder and designer papers I received from my secret sister . The center of my rosette was actually at the top of a large paperclip. I took it off and it made a great center for my card. Another great challenge card done.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Card

I am still working on Christmas Cards. I know I really need to get busy if I am going to have all mine made and ready to go in the mail. Today I picked a digital image from Paper Fashions, Etc. which is from their Holiday Wrapped in Love set. I thought this snowman was just so adorable. I got my copics out and started to color. I still love the traditional red and green Christmas colors so I used some designed paper from Papertrey Ink.

I decided to enter this card in Digital Tuesday Challenge and Sketch Saturday. This is my first attempt at a digital stamp and I know it will not be the last because it was so much fun. Paper Fashions, Etc. have so many cute digital stamps. Be sure and check them out.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Exciting News

I am so excited to announce that I have been selected to be on the design team for Paper Fashions, Etc. starting in January. I have always wanted to do more with digital images and this is going to be my chance. Be sure and check out their store to see all the terrific digital images they have.

Be on the watch for some of my projects using their digital images. I am very excited to be on their design team.

Monday, November 14, 2011

PTI Swap

I decided to post a picture of my projects I made for the Papertrey Ink Swap on SCS. I always love this swap because you always get such great projects in return. These are due December 5 so I will get them in the mail this week. If I remember, I will post a picture of what I get in return.
Christmas Category
Regular Card Category
Stocking Stuffer Category
Sympathy Card Category

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Friday Mashup Challenge #32

The challenge at Friday Mashup is definitely right down my alley. You were to make it girly and use your favorite techniques. Well I love flowers, doilies, flourishes and butterflies so you can't get much more girly than this card. I made it for a friend whose birthday we will be celebrating this week.

I used 2 of my favorite techniques on this card. I have decided one of my new favorite tools is the Tim Holtz ink blender tool. I used it to ink up the white doily on this card. The other technique I love it diecutting. Let's see - on this card I used a flourish diecut from MFT, Mat die cut from PTI, Flower die cut from PTI, Leaves from Stampin up and to top it off I used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I don't think I could make a card without using a die cut of some sort.

Hope everyone has a great week and thanks to Friday Mashup for a great challenge.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Friday Mashup #31 Gratitude is the Best Attitude

Over at The Friday Mashup the are having a challenge to use Heat Embossing and a Gratitude Card. I decided to use Garden Silhouettes Stamp Set from Stampin Up and Clear Embossing. I then sponged over with Stampin Up Pool Party and Island Indigo. I added a couple small strips of Island Indigo Card Stock and 3 Pearls to make the embossing stand out. The Sentiments is from Stampin Up called "Warmest Regards". A simple card but I love the look.

Thanks to The Friday Mashup for offering a nice challenge.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tuesday Morning Sketches #118

Over at Tuesday Morning Sketches they have a sketch challenge which I thought would fit in perfect with the card I was trying to come up with for a SCS swap. I used the Papertrey Ink Vintage Picnic stamp set for the image and they have a matching die I used to cut out the basket. The sentiment is from PTI Birthday Basics. I used my copics to color in the tulips and I even used them to color in my Rhinestone. The cardstock is PTI's Autumn Rose and the Designer paper is Springtime Vintage. Now I only have 5 more to make just like this one for the swap.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Doraline by Motivet

I purchased this stamp at the CKC Convention I went to a couple of weeks ago and thought I would color her up with my copics and get another Christmas card completed. I had received a felt die flower cut out from my secret sister along with some rhinestone bling and thought they would add a little something to the card. The designer paper is Christmas Lodge from Stampin Up.

Isn't she adorable. I had fun with this card.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Friday Mashup Challenge #30

I have had this darling Penny Johnson Vintage stamp in my stash for a while that I received from my SCS Secret Sister and thought I wanted to give it a try. I went to my stash of designer papers and found Cottage Wall from Stampin Up that I had pieces of. So this is my card for the Friday Mashup using Recycle, Renew and Reuse. I just love these sketch challenges.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Say Goodbye to Halloween

Today I am posting the last of my halloween cards. I made this one with the Haunted Forest stamp from Stampin Up. With a little shading and a full moon, this card turned out pretty darn cute.
I received this card in the mail from my secret sister in DSS SCS. I have always liked the cobweb embossing. Maybe next year I will have to buy it.
This cute card came from my friend Cass. Don't you just love the Stampin Up script she used for the Happy Halloween. And of course I love the cat. I love all cats whether they are real or on paper.
This card came from my friend Vannessa who is quite the photographer. I just love the way she used a photograph to make this card. I wonder if all these goodies were on her desk????
These 2 cards were ones that I made at the CKC Convention in the evening when us girls got together with different kits. Cass and Nora came up with these 2. Aren't they just adorable.

Okay that is it for Halloween. Now I am going to start my Thanksgiving cards.

Happy news for me today. I won over at Prickley Pear with my cardinal Christmas card. Be sure and check their matching stamps and dies. It is my new favorite.

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