Friday, October 30, 2009

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas

I'm not a big fan of making small cards only because I don't think there is enough space to decorate *LOL* I cheated and made these 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches instead of the standard 3 X 3, which of course means I need to make custom envelopes or tuck them in as gift cards. I used both stamp sets Just Skating By and It's a Snow Day from i {heart} papers. I used my new Basic Grey pad called Eskimo Kisses again but added a Candy Cane ribbon.

Stamps: IHP - Just Skating By and It's a Snow Day
Paper: Garden Green, Real Red, White, Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 3/8 inch Grosgrain Diagonal Stripes Red/White Ribbon (Candy Cane)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jack o Lantern

We, the HUMBLE PIE BAKERS decided to have a sketch for this week's challenge. This week anything goes as long as you follow the sketch. The use of a Humble pie image isn't mandatory but if you have one I'd love to see it. Be sure to check out the Humble Pie Challenge Blog to see what the DT came up with this week. Why not join in the excitement by entering this week's sketch challenge? Just leave us a comment with a link to your creation on your blog by MIDNIGHT THURSDAY, November 5th EST, and you'll be eligible to win... $10.00 in Humble Pie Maggie Money. See the sketch below.

Stamps: Humble Pie - Jack o Lantern
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, White, Misc. DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, RibbonFx Ribbon, Karen Foster Glitter Window Sheet, Metallic Pearls, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Snow Scene

Here's the card I mentioned last week. I decided to combine some of the stamps in the Just Skating By and It's a Snow Day sets released this month from i {heart} papers. This card may look like it has a lot of things going on but really came together pretty quickly. I used my new Basic Grey pad called Eskimo Kisses and the Labels one Nestabilities that I just love. I have lots of other Nesties on my wish list and hope to add them to my collection soon. I have to say that it was a fun little scene to create.

Stamps: IHP - It's a Snow Day, Just Skating By
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, White, Basic Grey -Eskimo Kisses DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Nestabilities - Labels One, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Metallic Pearls

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

All About Christmas

Here's a card I made with my new digital image from Pink Cat Studio and my my All About Christmas set from The Cutting Cafe. I still haven't decided what I'll be making this year but am having fun experimenting with different images, colors and designs.

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio - Lily in winter coat, The Cutting Cafe - All About Christmas
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, White, The Paper Studio DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals, EK Success Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Monday, October 26, 2009

I love you Beary much

Although its not my week to participate in the Squigglefly challenge I thought I'd share a Squigglefly card anyway. I couldn't remember what the challenge was this week when I made this so I just found a cute image and went with it. For those of you who do want to join in on the Squigglefly challenge today the challenge is to make a gate-fold card. Just head on over to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog to see what Kim's group came up with this week. Before I forget I thought I'd mention that my dh made me a light box yesterday. I went to an all day card making class and while I was gone he was taking care of the girls and shopping at Joann's for materials. What a sweetie. So how do you think he did?

Stamps: Squigglefly - Shy Bear: New Little Bear, Bethany's Word Art sentiment
Paper: White, Bermuda Bay, October Afternoon -Ducks in a Row: i {heart} papers
Accessories: Copics, Pearl Accents, EK Success Punch, Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Misc. Button, Silver Cord

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall Harvest

Here's a fun fall card that I made with one of my October releases from KLM Digital Designs. I thought I should post the fall cards I made before our first snow -which won't be for a long time I hope. The designer paper is from Pink Paislee. It had 12 fall themed squares on it and I'm still using the bits and pieces of it. This adorable image is called Apple Picking Adam. That Burgundy Ribbon is from i {heart} papers. I just love it. I sure wish I would have ordered more of it.

Stamps: KLM Digital Designs - Apple Picking Adam
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Paislee DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Paper Piercing Tool, 1 inch Burgundy Satin/Grosgrain Edge ribbon from i {heart} papers, Dimensionals, Circle Punch

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Kiss the Cook

Regina at The Cutting Cafe has done it again. Do you have friends or family who are hard to shop for because they have everything? How about making them a themed gift basket? You know with just about everything you need to make an incredible dinner? Don't forget the wine. Or how about making a recipe box for your son or daughter who has moved away? That way they can still have home cooked meals just like mom used to make. A gift for your MIL? A new neighbor on the block? Well how about including an apron shaped card like the one below to tie it all together? I combined the apron shaped card set with the From the Kitchen set. I also altered a recipe box and cards (not shown) that I bought for $1 each. To make the box and the card I only needed one 12 X 12 sheet of designer paper. What a bargain!

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - From the Kitchen, Apron Shaped Card
Paper: Kraft, Rich Razzleberry, Karen Foster DP
Accessories: Circle Punch, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Paper Piercer Tool, Misc. Buttons, Spoon from Recollections embellishment pack

Monday, October 19, 2009


This week Rhonda's group of the Squigglefly team was asked to step up to a Thanksgiving challenge. The challenge was to make a Thanksgiving project and to use a Squigglefly sentiment. For the main image I used one of the new Shy Bears. This one is called Pilgrim Bear. I used the Thanks be God for His inexpressible gift for my sentiment. I just cropped the word Thanks and was good to go. I have to say that I really enjoy coloring the Shy Bear images. They are so cute and are super easy to color. Be sure to take a gander at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog cards for more Thanksgiving ideas.

Also be sure to check out i {heart} papers blog today to get all the scoop on this week's birthday bash. Great challenges and prizes to be won.

Stamps: Squigglefly - Pilgrim Bear, Thanks to God for His inexpressible gift
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Really Rust, White, Recollections DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, SU Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool, American Crafts Ribbon

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Humble Pie Challenge

Hello everyone! I have to say that there has been quite a few changes going on and I'm in the process of getting everything squared away and organized so I can create until my hearts content. If you are someone who loves new challenges, then I've got one for you. The Humble Pie Challenge is a fun weekly challenge where you have the chance to be creative and to win $10 in Humble Pie Maggie Money. The current challenge is Buttons and Bling and I know you can handle that. You have until October 22 at midnight EST to enter. All you have to do is create a new project and leave a comment on the Humble Pie Challenge Blog. Good Luck and stay tuned for the next challenge. You are welcome to look at the DT members projects. Since I am one of the newest members of the team I don't have a project to show you today but I will be posting my challenge cards each week before long.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Let it Snow

Here's a card using one of the soon to be released sets from i {heart} papers. This cute little set is called It's a Snow Day and will be available for purchase tomorrow at IHP. I just love those penguins. They were perfect for Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch Challenge SC248. In case you are wondering that adorable designer paper is by My Mind's Eye (Colorful Christmas Collection Kit) and is available at IHP along with that gorgeous satin ribbon. Tomorrow will be the full reveal of both sets so be sure to stop by. Please scroll down for today's Twisted Thursday Challenge. I sure hope you are able to give the challenge a go this week.

Stamps: IHP - It's a Snow Day
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Tangerine Tango, White, My Minds Eye - Colorful Christmas Collection Kit
Ink: Black
Accessories: Copics, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch (thanks Becky), Pearl Accents, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, 3/8 inch reversible satin ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Boo! Digital Tuesday Challenge

Happy Tuesday! This week's Digital Tuesday Challenge we were asked to make a Halloween card. For me that's not much of a challenge since I love Halloween. Unfortunately my orange Copic marker went dry making this card so I paper pieced the pumpkins instead. It can't get any easier than that can it? The digital image I used is from KLM Digital Designs which is one of the 3 digital freebies they are offering. Stop on by and check them out. This week's sponsor is none other than Dustin Pike and he is giving away 3 digi's to the winner. He has some amazing new designs and manages to keep them coming. I like that about him :)

To have a chance to win just create a new project using at least one digital image and link it up to Mr. Linky here. You'll also find the details as well. Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: KLM Digital Designs -Halloween Freebie, The Cutting Cafe (spider) - Halloween this and thatPaper: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, White, My Minds Eye DP, Fancy Pants Designs DP Accessories: Copics, SU IC Polka Dot Ribbon, SU Star Punch and Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall- To Do List

Have you seen Pilgrim Penny yet? Isn't she sweet? She's available at KLM Digital Designs and she's 100% digital. I thought I'd switch gears a bit so I made a couple of fall cards. I found a cute sheet of designer paper from Pink Paislee that had 12 fall themed squares on it. It sure did come in handy. In fact I'll be posting another card that I made that is featuring Apple Picking Adam also from KLM Digital Designs next week. Both images would make such cute place settings for Thanksgiving. Oh and don't you just love that Burgundy Ribbon? I know I do.

Stamps: KLM Digital Designs
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Paislee DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Recollections swirl embellishment, Copper Brads, 1 inch Burgundy Satin/Grosgrain Edge ribbon from i{heart} papers

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Halloween with S2G

I thought I'd share my favorite Halloween card using images from Shirleys 2 Girls and to let you know that there is still time to order. For my card I used SG 907 Spooky House and Spookies 1 SG 901. I'm not sure what I'll do when I no longer need to make Halloween cards. I guess move onto Christmas.

Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls - SG 901 Spookies 1, SG 907 Spooky House
Paper: Gable Green, Basic Black, White, Tangerine Tango, S2G Cats and Bats digi paper, Adorn It DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Striped Ribbon, Circle and Scallop Circle Punch

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

Sorry for the delay. The winner of the Boo Background and Halloween Black Squares printable sets from The Cutting Cafe is Pat from Stamp, Paper and Ink. Congrats! The sets will be emailed you later today. Enjoy and I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Friday, October 9, 2009

i {heart} paper release coming soon

Happy Friday everyone!! For those of you who don't work the weekend enjoy it. For those that do, myself included, just remember that it will be here and gone quickly so just push through it :)

I thought I'd let you know that i {heart} papers will be releasing two more sets from their Chicken Girl Stamps line and as well as a new addition to their newest line, The Petal Press. Sneak peeks will begin tomorrow and will run through October 15. The full releases will be on October 16 so make sure you keep an eye on the DT (links for the Chickengirl DT are on the sidebar for your convenience) blog's to see who's featuring these adorable sets. All the DT links for IHP can be found here.

No project for you today but I do have lots of projects to share with you.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Trick or Treat - Giveaway

I heard that Pink Cat Studio came out with a line of digital stamps so of course I had to check it out. I even managed to pick up a few. Here's one of them. Of course I paired this one up with printable stamps from The Cutting Cafe. The October 31st sentiment is from the Halloween Black Squares set. I also used the Boo background printable stamp. Both work very well together. The treat bag was super easy to put together. The other halloween project is actually a little container to hold the treat bag. I used my Nestabilities Labels One to make the front and back and used black cardstock to make the sides.

Now for the giveaway. All you have to do to win both sets from The Cutting Cafe is to leave a comment on this post. I know there are many of us short on time so you have until October 9th at midnight to post your comment. I will pick a winner on Saturday the 10th. Good Luck!!

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - boo background, halloween black squares, Pink Cat Studio Paper: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, White Accessories: Copics, SU Large and Small Star Punch, Misc. Orange Button, Nesatabilities, SU Scalloped Oval, Orange Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, October 5, 2009

Birthday Fun

Rhonda challenged her Squigglefly group with a color challenge. We had to use pink and blue. The pink part was easy especially with the new IC Melon Mambo. Bright and oh so pink. I used one of the newly released shy bear images. Isn't he a cutie? What's even better is that the little bear is a breeze to color due to the way the image was drawn. Make sure you check out the Squigglefly blog to see what the other DT members came up with for this week's sketch. The sentiments came from The Cutting Cafe. The birthday was a portion of one of the sentiments in the Happy Birthday 40 Different Ways set and the Fun was cut out of the Halloween Long Border set.

Stamps: Squigglefly - Shy Bear-Birthday Bear, The Cutting Cafe - Halloween Long Border, Happy Birthday 40 Different Ways
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, White, SU DP
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Copics, Key Tag Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Dimensionals, SU Scallop Punch, SU Scalloped Oval and Oval Punch

Friday, October 2, 2009

Eat, Drink and Be Scary 2

I decided to take a card that I posted earlier this week and to tweak it. Usually I do this before posting it but lets just say I was inspired. The fun little spider image is from shirleys 2 girls and is called Spookies 1 SG 901. The star shape and the Eat, Drink and Be Scary Label are both from The Cutting Cafe. Besides that the weather here is not so nice so I wasn't able to take pictures of the new cards I made. Honestly I love the new look, don't you?

Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls -Spookies 1 SG901, The Cutting CafĂ© – Shaped Cards set 1 and Halloween Labels
Paper: SU Basic Black, Gable Green, Tangerine Tango, GP 110 White, S2G Bats and Cats Digital Paper, We R Memory Keepers – Black Out Halloween Collection, Sei – Eerie Alley DP, SU Ghostly Greetings DP
Accessories: American Crafts Ribbon, Dimensionals, CB Embossing Folder – Swiss Dots, Mark Richards Metallic Pearls, SU Orange Striped Ribbon, Granola Glazed Brads- Basic Grey