Thursday, December 31, 2009

December Calendar Page

I've had this calendar page done for awhile now. Not sure why I never posted it. The calendar is from the 2010 Calendar set from The Cutting Cafe. The cute little Santa image (digital, yeah!) is from Pixie Dust Studios. I found this cool designer paper from the LSS. I hope you have a Happy New Year!

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio, The Cutting Cafe - 2010 Calendar
Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, White, Creative Imaginations DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Misc. Ribbon, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Punch, Red Gemstones

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dazzling Diamonds-

Time for another Digital Tuesday Challenge. This time we are asking you to think winter and use some Dazzling Diamonds for snow. Our sponsor this week is Soft Pencil. Elizabeth has many cute digital winter scenes available. The winner of this week challenge will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to spend on Soft Pencil images. So head on over to the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog and visit Mr. Linky. Now onto my project this week. First let me just say that taking pictures of a tri-fold card is nearly impossible (for me anyway). I really wish you could see this one IRL. Merry Christmas Background and sentiments are from The Cutting Cafe. You'll find all the direct product names and links below.

Tri-fold opened:

Middle of tri-fold upclose:

Stamps: C.C. Designs- Swiss Pixies - Heidi, The Cutting Cafe - Christmas Card Inside Greetings, All About Christmas, Softpencil - Welcome Winter, Stampin Up- unknown
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Rose Red, White, Basic Grey
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Nestabilities- Labels 1, Melon Mambo Ribbon, SU Snoflake Punch, Silver Brad, SU Scallop Punch, Misc. Button, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Favorites of 2009

I know its a little early but I thought I'd share a dozen of my favorite cards that I've posted over the year starting with the earlier months first. Wow! Its amazing how fast the time goes. I'm looking forward to another year of projects and I hope you are too.

January 2009

February 2009

March 2009

April 2009

May 2009

June 2009

July 2009

Aug 2009

September 2009

October 2009

November 2009

December 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

January Calendar Page

Hello! I hope you had a great holiday. It went by so so fast. I'm still trying to play catch up here. I thought I'd share my January calendar page using the 2010 calendar set and Christmas All Around sets from The Cutting Cafe. The set is called. I also thought I'd show you this adorable snowman called Winter Time Chores from Pixie Dust Studios. I am really hoping to start my Christmas cards and projects early next year so I'll be posting a handful of winter themed projects throughout the year....that is if all goes well.

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - 2010 Calendar and Christmas All Around, Pixie Dust Studios - Winter Time Chores
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Tangerine Tango, White, My Minds Eye DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Pearl Accents, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, EK Success Punch

Monday, December 21, 2009


I hope you are ready for Christmas or pretty close to it. I can't believe how fast the year has gone. Time seems to go by much slower as a child. I thought I'd share a Christmas tag I made recently. The Joy image can be found at KLM Digital Designs. I didn't get around to making all of my Christmas tags this year but hope to have them made next year. Of course that's my plan every year *LOL*

Stamps: KLM Digital Designs -
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, White, Misc. DP
Accessories: Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 5/8 inch Red Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Fight like a girl

Here's a card I made just because I thought the image was so cute and because I had to use pink *LOL* Also because all the proceeds will be donated will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. The image is from Whimsie Doodles stamps and comes in a set with a Fight Like a Girl sentiment (which I still need to add), a colored version of the girl, an inline image of the girl and an inline image of her head piece. I ended up using pieces of the pre-colored and only colored her face, arms and jeans with my Copics.

Stamps: Whimsie Doodle Stamps -Fight like a girl, Fred she Said - Flowers
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, White, Basic Grey DP
Accessories: Copics, Pearl Accents Dimensionals, Quickutz Embossing Folder

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Ornament

I found these great snowflake ornaments at Kohl's the other day. Rather than printing a picture for the center I chose an image from the All About Christmas set from The Cutting Cafe. I just sized the image to 1.5 inches and used my Paper Shapers circle punch to cut out the image. All I need to do now is choose two more images for the other ones that came in the set so I can hang them on the tree.

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - All about Christmas
Accessories: Ornament Frame, Paper Shapers Circle Punch

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thank you

I don't think I posted this project but I could be wrong. I made a little card set with the Summer Day Emma image and Postcard Circle words from Whimsy Stamps. I just love coloring this little image. it makes me think of my girls. Be sure to visit Whimsy to see what other stamps they have to over.

Stamps: Whimsy - Circle Postcard Sentiments, Summer Day Emma
Paper: Bermuda Bay, White, SU DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, SU Circle Punch, Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Nestabilities

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Are you getting a little bogged down with Christmas projects? I know I am. I'm not one to mass produce cards so each year at this time my Mojo (what little I had) tends to disappear on me. Luckily Pixie Dust Studios has come out with some cute Valentine's Day images from the Love Letter Collection. Nothing perks me up more than the excuse to use more pink and red. I decided at the last minute that I was going to make a 6 X 6 calendar for my desk this year. I only have 3 months done so far but plan on chiping away at it month after month. I paired up my Pixie image with the 2010 Calendar set from The Cutting Cafe. Its as simple as printing, cutting and pasting. I can easily adjust the size of the calendar to fit my needs. No complaints there.

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio, The Cutting Cafe - 2010 Calendar
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Misc. DP
Accessories: Copics, Nestabilities Scallop Die, Dimensionals, SU Ribbon, Red Buttons, Silver Cord

Here's a look at the entire Love Letters collection:

Happy Birthday

Thanks to everyone who played along the Digital Tuesday Challenge last week, we had so much fun visiting your blogs and seeing your projects. A random winner will be chosen later on today!

Now for our challenge this week... "Happy Birthday!" Make a BIRTHDAY something! You may use any company image as long as it's digital!

We have a wonderful new sponsor this week,
Ildi Co! Their images are just delightful. For my card this week I used the Happy Birthday Circle Set from The Cutting Cafe and a sentiment from Bethany's Digi Word Art. I kept this one simple

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - Happy Birthday Circle Set, Bethany's Digi Word Art
Paper: Chocolate Chip, White, Basic Grey DP
Accessories: Dimensionals, SU Polka Dot Ribbon

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Love Letters Sneak Peek

It's almost time for another fun release from Pixie Dust Studios. Here's my first sneak peek of the Love Letters collection to be released on December 15th. There are some adorable images to choose from. Christmas will be here soon so it's time to move to another holiday. I don't make many New Year's cards so for me it's time for the love holiday. I don't send out that many Valentines Day cards but I do enjoy making them. Maybe its the pink and red combo that get's me going. I'm sure you'll be seeing more and more of them in the upcoming weeks. Today's image is called Pixie Dust Love Letter.

pixie dust studio

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio - Pixie Dust Love Letter
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, White, October Afternoon DP, Fancy Pants DP
Accessories: Copics, Nestabilities Scalloped Circle, Dimensionals, Misc. Flower Stickers, Pink Button, Silver Cord, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Friday, December 11, 2009

Maggie in Love

The bakers are challenging you to use dry embossing this week. Dig out those Cuttlebug folders you love and and get that handle turning. To be eligible to win all submissions must use dry embossing on your card. Then place a link in your post featuring your submitted creation, back to our HUMBLE PIE BLOG. You have until MIDNIGHT, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (EST). The randomly chosen winner will be chosen on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 to win this week's prize and remember Humble Pie stamps are available at The Townscrapper. I thought it would be refreshing to make a non-Christmas card this week. Speaking of Christmas Cards I made just over 50 the other night. I'm getting there.

Stamps: Humble Pie - Sweetheart Maggie
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, White, Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, 5/8 inch Rose Ribbon, Misc. Ribbon Flower, Cuttlebug Folder

Friday, December 4, 2009

A Lift Challenge

The bakers are challenging YOU to LIFT one of Kim's many fabulous card designs this week. The card you choose may be one posted on our Humble Pie Blog OR a card you have an affinity for, posted on her personal blog, To be eligible to win all submissions must be a recognizable lift of one of KIM B.'s cards. Please provide the date and the blog from which the lifted card was posted or a link to the specific card of KIM's you have lifted. Place a link in your post featuring your submitted creation, back to our HUMBLE PIE BLOG. You have until MIDNIGHT, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (EST). The randomly chosen winner will be chosen on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 to win a HUMBLE PIE PRIZE PACKAGE featuring patterned paper, cardstock, embellishments and a winter themed Humble Pie stamp.

Stamps: Humble Pie - Dusty, Whimsy Stamps - Circle Postcard Sentiments
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sun
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, White, Sandylion DP -Surfs Up, Heidi Swapp DP
Accessories: Copics, SU Cirle and Star Punches, Silver Cord, Black Buttons, Metallic Gems, Dimensionals, Nestabilities Oval

Here's the link to the card I lifted: Birthday Boy

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Siku and Shiya

This week's Digital Tuesday Challenge is "Christmas Sparkle". Feel free to use glitter and bling on your cards or anything else to make your Christmas/Winter cards sparkle. Our sponsor this week is Mo of Mo's Digital Pencil who is offering the winner 3 of her images. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is make a card/project using at least one digital image and include something that sparkles or shines. You may combine challenges but your card/project must be new (not shown before on your blog). Please leave a direct link to your creation with Mr Linky below. Don't have a blog? Simply upload to an online gallery and use keyword DTC35. I used Mo's Siku and Shiya image for this one. Isn't it adorable? I also added a Joy to the World sentiment from The Cutting Cafe. It's called Christmas Circles Set 2 and features 16 assorted word circles.

Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil - Siku and Shiya, The Cutting Cafe -Christmas Circle Words
Paper: Chocolate Chip, White, Sassafras Lass DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, SU Circle Punch, Gingham Ribbon, Copper Brads, Copper Mesh, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Monday, November 30, 2009

Pixie Dust - Sneak Peek

I thought I'd share a little sneak peek of one of the many Pixie Dust Studio images that will be available on December 2nd. They are adorable. This one is called Princess and Peek a Boo. I also thought it would be fun to crop the image for the sneak peek instead of cropping a card. The sentiment is from Bethany's Digi Word Art. She has lots and lots of sentiments to choose from. Be sure to check out tomorrow's post for the Digital Tuesday Challenge card especially if you like images from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio - Princess and Peek a Boo, Bethany's Digi Word Art - Wish upon a star
Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, White, Basic Grey DP, Misc. DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Scallop Oval and Oval Punch, SU Tag Punch, Metallic Pearls, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Michaels Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Meet Ellie

With the holiday and everything I never did post my Humble Pie Challenge Card. Better late than never, right? This week's challenge was a tough one for me. The Bakers are asking you to share your MONOCHROMATIC CREATIONS. Take a peek at the DT's humble samples HERE, you won't be disappointed!! You have until midnight on December 4th to upload your creation to Mr. Linky. I do hope you join us for this week's challenge. I'd love to see those one color creations. Also Phebe, the owner of THE TOWN SCRAPPER (and exclusive retailer of Humble Pie Stamps) would like to invite you to her end of the year, amazing SALE-A-BRATION! ALL ITEMS at THE TOWN SCRAPPER are BUY 1, GET THE 2ND (of equal or lesser value) FOR 50% OFF! This phenomenal sale will continue until mid January 2010!

Stamps: Humble Pie - Ellie
Paper: Garden Green, Basic Black, White, Sassafras Lass DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Circle Punch, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Quickutz Embossing Folder

4 U

I hope you had a great holiday. We had a nice dinner with just the four of us. It was a relaxing 4 day weekend. Now that its nearly over its time to get back on track and start posting some of the projects I've made recently. Here's another card I made using Summer Day Emma from Whimsy Stamps. Its such a fun image. My guest spot for Whimsy is coming to an end. It sure went by fast. I still have a handful of projects to share with you and will be sure to post them here and there over the next few weeks.

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps: Summer Day Emma, Circle Postcard Sentiments
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, White, Basic Grey DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Memory Makers Ribbon Slide, Misc. Buttons, Silver Cord, Silver Gemstones, SU Circle Punches

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pick of the Litter

A little Whimsy goes a long way. For this card I used the Whimsy Dog and Sign along with the Whimsy Circle Postmark Sentiments. I wanted to do something different so I stamped the sentiments on white and really rust cardstock and layered them. That way I was able to create an interesting background for my card. Although my guest design team spot is coming to an end I do have a couple more projects to share over the next few weeks. I've been having a lot of fun with these wonderful stamps and can you believe that they aren't even digital?

Stamps: Whimsy - Circle Postcard Sentiments, Dog with Sign
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, White
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, SU Circle Punches, Dimensionals, 7 Gypsies Stickers

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thank you - I can't say enough

This weeks challenge is "Thank You", simply make a Thank you card. Our sponsor this week is Penny from Penny's Creations who is offering the winner 5 of her digital images.

To be eligible to win all you need to do is make a card/project with this weeks theme. Remember to use at least one digital image. You can combine challenges if you wish but your card/project must be new. Please leave a direct link to your entry with Mr Linky on the Challenge Blog or
if you don't have a blog, you can upload to an online gallery using keyword DTC34. I used the Bear holding sign image from this week's sponsor. The circle sentiment is from none other than The Cutting Cafe. The printable sentiment is called Thank You - I can't say enough. The great thing about it, other than its only 99 cents is that you can size it to your needs. Great for circle punches or Nestabilities.

Stamps: Penny's Creations - Bear holding sign, The Cutting Cafe - thank you - I can't say enough
Paper: Regal Rose, Chocolate chip, White, Basic Grey - Bittersweet
Accessories: Copics, Misc. Ribbon and Pink Buttons, Silver Cord, Dimensionals, Nestabilities