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

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Let's Party

Here's a quick and easy card made with my Birthday Wishes set from i {heart} papers. Since its a birthday card I went for the bold and bright colors. I really wanted to layer the elephant image but didn't have a large oval die. I need to get a set of them soon because I'm starting to like the oval shape. Those fabulous papers are from Sassafras Lass and My Minds Eye. Two of my favorites.

Stamps: IHP - Birthday Wishes
Paper: Gable Green, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, White, My Minds Eye, Sassafras Lass DP
Accessories: Copics, SU Oval and Scalloped Oval Punch, Dimensionals, SU Striped Ribbon, Nestabilities Oval

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jingle all the way

Today's card was made for the first Pixie Challenge. For this first challenge, Kathy is kind enough to offer a freebie digital image. You can download this freebie digi to creation a project/card for this challenge. The only require is to add texture. I hope you can join us for the fun. You can get this freebie from the challenge blog: Prize for this Pixie Challenge #1 winner will be a complete set of Christmas Confetti Collection (see below). You have until Wednesday December 2nd at 6 pm (UK time) to enter. Good Luck!

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio- Santa Surprise, SU Sentiment
Paper: Real Red, Cool Carribean, White, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Punch, Misc. Ribbon, Circle Punches, Red Button, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Gold Brad

Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas Confetti

If you are still trying to figure out what you'll be making for Christmas be sure to check out these new digi's from Pixie Dust Studio. They are adorable, especially these little snowmen. Be sure to check out the Pixie Dust Blog to see some fabulous creations. The Paper Pixies have really brought their "A" game. Also be on the lookout for a new challenge....the Pixie Challenge which will be debuting on November 19th.

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio -Melt your heart, Verve sentiment
Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, White, The Paper Studio DP
Accessories: Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, SU Polka Dot Ribbon, Dimensionals, Nestabilities - Labels One

Release Day

Today is the day when you can order Birthday Wishes from i {heart} papers. I'll be posting some new projects made with this set very soon. I just need to buckle down and start snapping pictures. Luckily I've been working on my Christmas cards and should be half done with them by the end of the week. I'm trying really hard to get them done early this year.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Penguin Christmas

Just thought I'd post a card that I made a long time ago that I don't believe I posted yet. The image is from Shirleys 2 Girls and is called Penguin with Sign SG H21. I think he's adorable and the great thing is that he's a breeze to color.

Remember to go to this post and leave a comment before midnight on November 14th to be eligible for the All About Christmas Mega Set that I am giving away from The Cutting Cafe.

Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls -
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal, Marigold Morning, White, My Minds Eye
Accessories: Copics, Silver Cord, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sketch Challenge

Here's the CHALLENGE scoop for this week: Submissions must be based on the sketch below. The use of Humble Pie Stamps are NOT MANDATORY (but if you've got'em we'd LOVE to see 'em). In order to submit your creation, please leave a comment following this post with a link to your design. All submissions must be sent to the HUMBLE PIE kitchen by MIDNIGHT, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (EST) and you'll be eligible to win $10.00 in Humble Pie Maggie Money from The Town Scrapper.

Stamps: Humble Pie - Christmas Maggie
Paper: Real Red, White, Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, SU Star Punches, 5/8 inch Red Ribbon, Silver Cord, Lil' Davis Design Buttons

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Just a litte notebook - Whimsy Stamps

Do you remember when Stampin Ups spiral punch was new in the catalog? Like most punches I just had to have it. I bought a couple of hard cover journal books at Hobby Lobby and decided to alter them for my girls. Here's Alyssa's (I still need to die cut her name on the front). I measured the journal and cut two sheets of paper (Bermuda Bay cardstock and a pre-made 8 X 8 scrapbook page) slightly larger in height. That way I could line up the spiral part and trim to make it fit. I used my spiral punch and punched along the side so I could slip it in the front of the journal. I decorated the first layer with my new Whimsy Stamp -Summer Day Emma and a Big Shot flower. Of course adding ribbon is a plus. The great thing is that it can be easily removed from this book to another.

Be sure to scroll down to see yesterday's post and a chance to win a 49 image printable stamp set from The Cutting Cafe.

Stamps: Whimsy - Summer Day Emma
Paper: Bermuda Bay, White, My Mind's Eye, SU DP, Best Occassions Quick Pages
Ink: Black
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Big Shot Die Cut, Silver Brad

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

O Christmas Tree -Giveaway

Here's a non-traditional color Christmas card I made with Regina's All About Christmas set which is a huge set (49 images) of printable stamps from The Cutting Cafe. You can see the entire set below. I decided to do something a little different so I combined two cards in one. The front of the card (see second picture for visual) is where the sentiment and writing will go. The very front is about 1.5 inches shorter than the back. Attached to this portion of the card is another card that will contain a picture pocket and a Christmas picture. Hopefully you'll see what I mean in the picture because for whatever reason I'm having a hard time to explain. I used my Eskimo Kisses pack from Basic Grey.

Now for the fun part. To win the All About Christmas set (seen below) all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and you will be entered into a random drawing. You have until midnight on November 14th.

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe- All About Christmas
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Textured Bazzill, White, Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses DP
Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon, Dimensionals, SU -Silver Cord, EK Success Punch, Misc. Buttons

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge

Time for another Digital Tuesday Challenge. This week the challenge is Holiday Wishes. Get those digi's out and make a card or project to send your holiday wishes. The DT has cooked up some fantastic samples to get the creative juices flowing. And, our sponsor this week, Dustin Pike, is offering up a selection of images to one lucky winner. So, now it's your turn, inspire us with your holiday creations! Head on over to the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog to see the wonderful samples this week and that's where you'll find Mr. Linky to link up your creation.

Stamps: KLM Digital Designs - Snowman Quilt
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, White, Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Paper Piercing Tool

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sneak Peek - Birthday Wishes

It's time for the latest i {heart} papers sneak peek. This set is called Birthday Wishes. There are definitely some cute images in this one. I think they would make some fun gift tags. I decided to make a scrapling (3.5 X 5.5) for my first project with the set. That cool designer paper is from Sassafrass Lass and is called Harold and Friends. I just love the die cut bottom on it. It adds so much character to such a simple card. As you can see I'm still in my In Color phase. Bermuda Bay is my favorite new color and I just love that polka dot ribbon. It's hard not to put it on everything.

Stamps: IHP - Birthday Wishes
Paper: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, White, Sassafrass Lass - Harold and Friends
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Window Punch, Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ornament Shaped Card

Thanks to Regina at The Cutting Cafe I just love making shaped cards. Here's a really simple ornament shaped card. It was so easy to make. The template will work great for cards, tree ornaments and/or Christmas tags. I am thinking of adding photos and hanging them on the tree. I may have to make a handful of white ones so my girls can decorate.them. That would be a fun project.

Stamps: Shaped Christmas Card Set - The Cutting Cafe
Paper: Real Red, 3 Bugs in a Rug, SEI DP
Accessories: Red grosgrain ribbon, metallic pearls, dimensionals, 1/2 inch circle punch

Friday, November 6, 2009

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas

We, the HUMBLE PIE BAKERS want to see those circles this week. The challenge this time around is to make a circle shaped card. You can handle that, right? You don't have to use a Humble Pie image for the challenge but I'd love it if you did. Be sure to check out the Humble Pie Challenge Blog to see what the DT came up with this week. To enter all you need to do post a comment with the link to your creation on your blog or favorite gallery by MIDNIGHT THURSDAY, November 12th EST, and you'll be eligible to win... $10.00 in Humble Pie Maggie Money.

Stamps: Humble Pie
Paper: Real Red, White, Adorn it DP. Misc. SU
Accessories: Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Nestabilities Circle and Scalloped Circle, Circle Punches, Dimensionals

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sniff, Sniff

The month of November will be a fun one. Of course there's what I like to call the Food Holiday which means extra time home with the family and the abundance of food. It also means that I am the Guest Designer for Whimsy Stamps. Their collection is growing and they have some great new releases. Here's a couple of them. The main image is Whimsy's Dog and Sign stamp and those cute little circle stamps are the Circle Postcard Sentiments. I've been using a lot of digital images (which I love) but it did feel good to get out the ink and get to stamping. More Whimsy in store later this month. Thanks Vicki for letting me know about the Saturday Spotlight Challenge, this does qualify.

Stamps: Whimsy -Dog and Sign, Circle Postmark Sentiments
Paper: Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, White, DCWV DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Copics, SU Circle Punches, 5/8 inch Chocolate Ribbon, Dimensionals, 7 Gypsies Stickers

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Humble Pie Blop

Welcome to our Humble Pie Stamps blop! We are so excited to introduce the new release of stamps in the SWEETIE PIE line, and the new and expanded Humble Pie Design Team to you!!(If you arrived here any way other than from our blog hop, please go back to Kim's Kreative Korner to start at the beginning of the blop.) My blog is the 10th blog in the lineup. Once you have visited all DT members' blogs, you will end up at the Humble Pie Stamps blog, where you register for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE which consists of 2 Humble Pie stamps from the new release and some surprise goodies from Phebe at the Town Scrapper.

I am thrilled to be a part of the Humble Pie Stamps Design Team! I got to play with this cute little snowman and to choose from various sentiments. Here is what I came up with:

Stamps: Humble Pie
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, White, The Paper Studio, My Minds Eye
Accessories: Copics, Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals, SU Oval Punches, RibbonRx Ribbon

Other than being cute, snowmen are so easy to color. I added a couple of metallic pearls for his buttons and of course a little ribbon. Remember you are only eligible if you comment before 11:59 p.m. (EST) Friday, November 6. The winner will be announced on Saturday, Nov 7. Thank you for joining us on the Blop today. Be sure to make your way to Melanie's Blog which is your next stop. Don't forget to leave a must comment on each blog to be eligible for the grand prize! Be sure to scroll down to see my Digital Tuesday Challenge Card and a chance to win a gift certificate from Fred He Said.

Thankful Thoughts

This week's Digital Tuesday Challenge is to use flowers. Our sponsor is Fred She Said who is giving the winner a $10 gift certificate to spend in the FSS store. Too bad I can't enter because I have quite the wish list going. To join in on the fun all you need to do is to make a card using at least one digital image and to incorporate flowers in some way. Pretty much anything goes. Then leave a direct link to your creation via Mr Linky on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog or if you don't have a blog you can upload your entry to an online gallery using keyword DTC31. I can't wait to see what you make this week.

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio, SU Grateful Greetings
Paper: Real Red, Crushed Curry, White, Stampin Up DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, 5/8 inch Red Ribbon, SU Oval and Scalloped Oval Punch, Crystal Effects