Wednesday, September 30, 2009

School Days

I've had this card done week's ago and for whatever reason just didn't get around to posting it. I have to thank my friend Danni for this one since she sent me the Tilda image via Wish Rak. I keep on telling myself that I need to get some of these stamps and then some but the list is mighty long. Since I didn't have the right sentiment for the tag that Tilda is holding I printed off the thank you teacher clipboard image from Whimsie Doodles and used that instead. Then I decided to add another sentiment from the School Things set also from Whimsie to fill up some of the empty space. No clean and simple cards here *LOL*




Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda with tag, Whimsie Doodles- School Things and Thank you Teacher
Paper: Kraft (can you believe it?) Regal Rose, Soft Suede, White, SU DP, Carolyn Gavin DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Ribbon, Nestabilities, Small SU Star Punch

Monday, September 28, 2009

Trick or Treat

Back to Halloween *LOL* Don't worry I'll run out of Halloween cards soon. At least its a break from all the pink I usually do. Here's another one of those cards that came together quickly due to the simplicity of it. I call this one my get my butt in gear project since it was done in an incredibly short amount of time. I used my Happy Halloween stamp set from i {heart} papers. Lots of cute images in the set. See that gorgeous paper in the background? I really didn't want to cover too much of that up. Its from Memory Box -Twilight Collection pad and can be found at IHP of course. Also if you are looking for some nestabilities dies you can find the Double Ended Tags nestabilities here and the Labels One nestabilites here. I used both of them in addition to my Key Tag punch from Stampin Up.




Stamps: IHP - Happy Halloween
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, White, Memory Box - Twilight Collection DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, SU Key Tag Punch, Nestabilites - Label One, Double Ended Tags, SU Striped Ribbon, SU Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Smell my feet

I had lots of fun with this cute image from C.C. Designs. You can probably tell when I get some cute new digi's. Seriously just pick a digi company and I'm sure I can list a ton of images that are on my wish list. Oh if only they were for free *LOL* This time I used two printable sets from The Cutting Cafe. I know you've seen the Halloween Labels one many times before. I printed out a sheet of images sometime ago and thought I'd use them up. That and I just love the sentiment. The other image is from the set called Halloween Card Borders. Lots of possibilities with that one.





Stamps: C.C Designs – Swiss Pixies –Heidi, The Cutting Café – Halloween Labels and Halloween Card Borders
Paper: Gable Green, Basic Black, Only Orange, GP 110 White, My Minds Eye- Boo to you DP
Accessories: Copics, Ranger Glossy Accents, SU Dimensionals, SU Circle Punches, American Crafts Ribbon, Paper Shapers 1 ¾ inch circle punch

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Eat, Drink and Be Scary

I thought I'd challenge myself to something different and this is what I ended up with. Although it is still in my running theme of Halloween I was hoping that it would be different enough to inspire you in some way. The fun little monster image is from i {heart} papers and is called Silly Monsters. I used Basic Grey -Granola brads for his eyes. Lets just say that the sentiment goes perfectly with those eyes. The star shape and the Eat, Drink and Be Scary Label are both from The Cutting Cafe.




Stamps: Silly Monsters - IHP, The Cutting Café – Shaped Cards set 1 – Star 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


Here's one more card. I made this one for the SCS Sketch Challenge SC235 and used my Happy Halloween set from IHP. I think I went a little bat crazy. It gave me an excuse to use that Double Faced Faux Orange Suede Ribbon and My Mind's Eye - Candy Time paper again.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Just for You

I have to admit that I am having a blast making Halloween cards. I could easily make them all year round. Of course the C.C. Designs image wasn't really intended for Halloween, at least I don't think it was, but it was easily transformed into one. With black and gray hair she reminds me of Wednesday from the Muensters, only in a sweet kind of way. See that cute little circle sentiment? Its from a set called Halloween Labels from The Cutting Cafe. It would make great halloween treats for the kiddos. Looking at it I wish I would have added a pair of googlie eyes on it or maybe one big eye in the middle. Everything is better with googlie eyes, right? I do have a handful of Halloween projects to show you. If you aren't into Halloween (not sure how that is possible) hang in there I do have some non halloween cards coming up.




Stamps: C.C. Designs – Shy Kiki La Rule, The Cutting Café – Halloween Labels
Paper: SU Lavender Lace, Basic Black, GP 110 White, My Minds Eye – Eerie Alley DP, We R Memory Keepers DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, SU Dimensionals, SU Scallop Punch, Spellbinders Circle, Miscellaneous Ribbon

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Boo! Its Twisted Thursday

Happy Thursday!! First let me say that you don't want to miss out on this week's Shirleys 2 Girls Twisted Thursday Challenge. We have one awesome sketch for you and a fun twist this week. Ready for the twist? You have to use Boo on your card. I sure hope you join in this week. I'd love to see what you come up with...so I challenge you to inspire me!!

Today's card was one that fortunately came together before my very eyes. I had limited time and a table full of scraps and images prepared ahead of time. I even had the circles made. Here are the deets on my card. I used two of my favorite halloween images from S2G. The first one is SG 907 Spooky House. Somehow it says halloween to me. I paired it up with the Spookies 1 SG 901 image. You can't go wrong with either one if you ask me. Oh yeah, I also used some scraps of digi paper from S2G called Bats and Cats. To join in on the fun all you have to do is create a card using this week's sketch (don't forget the twist!), and then head on over to the challenge blog and add the direct link to your project on Mr. Linky. Gallery submissions should have the keyword S2GSC26.




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

Need inspiration? Check out the other DT members projects and prepare to be inspired.

Pat
Justine
Erin
Debbie
Joy

S2G Challenge Blog
Karolyn

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's a 2'fer

OK I wanted to do something other than a card. When I saw these cute little candies I just had to get them. I thought they'd go will with my Happy Halloween set from i {heart} papers that was released this month. Its one of those super easy yet fun projects.




Stamps: Happy Halloween - IHP
Paper: Basic Black, White
Ink: Black
Accessories: Copics, SU Circle Punches, Nesatbilities - Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles- Large , 1/4 inch Silk Violet Ribbon

Project #2:
Since the above project was so simple I thought I'd share one more. This time I used my Silly Monsters stamp set from IHP. I still think its my favorite set so far. This one is for last week's Way to Use it Challenge on Splitcoaststampers WT236- Numbers. I used my Numbers Collage CB Embossing Folder as my number scheme.



Stamps: Silly Monsters - IHP
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, White, GCD -
Pixy Styx DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals,
3/8 inch Satin Reversible Pink Ribbon, CB Embossing Folder - Numbers Collage, Nesatibilies -Scallop Circle- Large

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #25

Welcome to another fun Digital Tuesday Challenge! This week's challenge is called Falling Leaves. Make a project using colored leaves. They can be part of the image, die cut, brads, etc. just make sure you also use at least one digital image! No company restrictions. Our sponsor this week is McMahon5Designs! I thought it would be fun to try to incorporate 2 McMahon5Designs images on my card. It was a little harder than I thought but I did manage to get it done. I used the Pumpkin's on the Railing image and the Tree Flourish image. The winner this week will receive 4 Fabulous Fall images. And if you aren't in the digital images yet don't worry McMahon5designs has non-digital stamps as well as paper, embellisments, and the list goes on. You can see the image bundle on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog along with the other DT cards. Happy Crafting and think Fall.





Stamps: McMahon5Designs -Pumpkins on Railing, Tree Flourish
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, White, SEI
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, SU Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Copper Cord, Nestabilities, 5/8 inch Chocolate Ribbon

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pretty Window Box

Rhonda challenged her Squigglefly group with a sketch challenge. When I saw the sketch I knew the Pretty Window Box image would be perfect for it. For my sentiment I used my Friends are the flowers in the garden of life. Both images that I've actually used before but love. That fun dp is from i {heart} papers and is from the Ooh La La for her set from My Minds Eye. Make sure you check out the Squigglefly blog to see what the other DT members came up with for this week's sketch.



Stamps: Squigglefly - A pretty window box, Friends are Flowers
Paper: Garden Green, Real Red, White, My Minds Eye - Ooh La La for her
Accessories: Copics, Lil' Davis Designs Buttons, Copper Cord, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Certainly Celery Ribbon

Here's the sketch:

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Monsters vs. Aliens

Here's a card I made with the newly released Silly Monsters set from i {heart} papers. When I saw this Back to the Future paper at IHP I just had to have at least a piece of it. Of course at the time I had no idea what I was going to do with it. After I got my new monster stamps I knew just what to do. Have fun with it of course! So I decided to replace a few key pieces of the Robot paper. I added a couple of screw brads and I was done. I wish it was always this easy. This is also for Splitcoaststampers CC224 Pacific Tango Summer Challenge. There are some yellow tones in the designer paper, not quite summer sun, but they are there.




Stamps: Silly Monsters - i {heart} papers
Paper: Tango Tangerine, Brilliant Blue, White, Back to the Future DP - IHP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Spareparts Brads, Googlie Eyes, SU Circle Punch

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Boo Did I scare you?

Since Halloween is 'My' holiday I have been busting out cards like crazy. Here's my favorite one so far. I used one of my C.C. Designs digital images called Heidi - Swiss Pixies. I think she's adorable. I actually made two cards with her but you'll have to wait awhile to see the other one. The Boo Did I scare you sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe and is included in the Halloween Labels printable set. You'll see more of that set later on as well. I can't lay all my cards out at once *LOL*





Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - Halloween Labels, C.C. Designs- Heidi -Swiss Pixies
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, White, Adorn it DP
Accessories: Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter,SU Circle and Scallop punches, EK Success Punch, Dimensionals, Creative Impressions Ribbon

Blog Hop Grand Prize Winner

Congrats to Mary C. you are the grand prize winner of the Squigglefly Blog Hop. Enjoy your new images. Thanks to everyone for participating in the hop and for all your wonderful comments.

Friday, September 18, 2009

It's a Squigglefly Blog Hop

A new designer at Squigglefly (Chrissy Armstrong-Congrats), a blog hop and some fabulous new images Oh my! I'd like to welcome you to join in on all the fun with a Squigglefly Blog hop and a chance to win a prize package of 13 digital images which include images as well as sentiments. Plus a few extra's from Crissy's personal stash. Winning is simple. Follow the hop and comment, comment, comment. One winner will be chosen during this event. The more blogs you comment on, the better chance to win. You have until midnight to post your comment. The winner will be revealed on Saturday. That's also when the new images will be available for purchase.

If you came here from Heather's Blog then you are on the right track. If not, to start the hop head on over to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog.

For my card I chose the Roger and Jo image. Isn't it darling? I have lots more images so I'll be showing you some new samples throughout the month. Now hop on over to Jeanettes Blog to continue the hop. If you still want more Squigglefly join us on SNR tomorrow for a Squigglefly digi day.




Stamps: Squigglefly - Roger and Jo
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, White, SU DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Maya Arts Ribbon

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Boo! S2GSC25

It's Thursday and you know what that means: Challenge, as in Shirleys 2 Girls Twisted Thursday Challenge. As always you can find the sketch below. This week's twist is to use a halloween embellishment. I decided to make mine out off a couple of punches and one of the Spookies 1 SG 901 Images That counts, right? The image I got to play with is called Boo Invite SG 908 I love that. To join in on the fun all you have to do is create a card using this week's sketch (don't forget the twist!), and then head on over to the challenge blog and add the direct link to your project on Mr. Linky. Gallery submissions should have the keyword S2GSC25. You don't have to use an S2G image but if you already have one I'd love to see it.




Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls - Boo Invite SG 908, Spookies 1 SG901
Paper: Gable Green, Basic Black, White, We R Memory Makers DP, S2G Cats and Bats digi paper
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Creative Impressions Ribbon, Circle and Scallop Circle Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder- Distressed Stripes




Need inspiration? Check out the other DT members projects and prepare to be inspired.

Pat
Justine
Erin
Debbie
Joy

S2G Challenge Blog
Karolyn

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

i {heart} papers -Release Day

Today is i {heart} papers release day. I have to say that these two new sets from Chickengirl designs are adorable. I've been having a great time using them. The first set is called Silly Monsters and the second set is called Happy Halloween. Both sets are $10 each and can be purchased at IHP. If you've missed the Hairy Birthday tin project using the Silly Monsters set click here. To show you just how cute they are I've attached pictures of the sets and included a Halloween Card. Have I mentioned how much I love Halloween? In addition to those great clear stamp sets I picked up a couple of other fabulous things from IHP like that Nestabilities Die set called Ribbon Tags Trio and a pack of Halloween Whimsy Glitter Paper. Like I always say, don't limit yourself to stamps, go for the paper and accessories too *LOL*




Stamps: i {heart} papers - Happy Halloween
Paper: Green Galore, Textured Bazzill -Purple Pazzazz, Pumpkin Pie, White, Halloween Whimsy Glitter Stack
Accessories: Copics, SU Orange Grosgrain Ribbon, Nestabilities Ribbon Tags Trio, Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles, Dimensionals, Bat Button -The Paper Studio

Here's Silly Monsters:


Here's Happy Halloween:


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Clean and Simple - Fall Card

Time for another Digital Tuesday Challenge! The challenge for this week is to make a Clean and Simple -Fall Card using a digital image of your choice. This week's fabulous sponsor is Kathryn from KLM Digital Designs! Kathyrn has a variety of images to choose from. This week's winner will receive 3 digital images. How fun is that? Head on over to the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog and upload your card link using Mr. Linky for a chance to win. You can also see the images ahead being offered as this week's prize. If you don't have a blog upload to an online gallery using keyword DTC24. It's just that Simple. For my card this week I used one of my KLM Digtial Designs images. It is called Apple Globe. I used my Circle Nestabilities Die and cut out the main image and went from there. My background stamp is from The Cutting Cafe and is called All About Fall Background Stamp. I'm not sure if my card this week qualifies for Clean and Simple but I sure tried. Kudos to the gals who can do clean and simple. It is quite an accomplishment.




Stamps: KLM Digital Designs - Apple Globe, The Cutting Cafe - All About Fall background
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, White
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, SU Striped Ribbon, Nestabilities Circles

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Day at the Patch

Its always so much fun watching the kids run around the pumpkin patch in search of their ideal pumpkin so I made a pumpkin scrapbook for the event. The pumpkin shape is from The Cutting Cafe and is called A day at the patch. It's one of the 99 cents specials so you can't go wrong there. Printed as is, it measures approximately 5 X 6.5 inches which makes it great for layouts. Of course it can be re-sized to fit your needs. I paired it up with a newly released set called Autumn Days. The sentiment is actually two circle sentiments nestled in each other. Perfect fit too. I actually added an acetate layer and added the sentiment that way so I can make a pumpkin shaped scrapbook out of it. To make the pages I removed the inside lines of the pumpkin in Photoshop so I just had a pumpkin outline and kept it the same size so it would be seamless from the front. Since the pumpkin shape is so large it was a breeze to cut out by hand.




Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - Autumn Days, A day at the patch
Paper: White, SU Wild Wasabi DP, We R Memory Keepers DP
Accessories: Copics, Acetate Sheet, Spellbinders, 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hairy Birthday- Sneak Peek #1

Let me tell you, I had a lot of fun making this one. That and having to buy candy on top of it. It was a good day. The image is from another fabulous New Release coming soon from i {heart} papers and Chickengirl Designs. Lots of fun images to choose from. Lets just say that I've made a few projects with it already. I will of course be spreading them out each week so stay tuned. All the papers and ribbons you see are from i {heart} papers and to make it really easy for you I've attached the direct product links. I must warn you though, every time I take a gander at what Kate has to offer she always manages to have new stuff on the site. I love that about her. I've also been slowly accumulating new Nestabilities Dies so you'll be seeing a lot more of them.




Stamps: i {heart} papers - Silly Monsters
Paper: Basic Black, White,
Candy Time DP
Accessories: Copics, 3/8 inch Satin Reversible Ribbon,
5/8 inch Double Faced Faux Suede Ribbon, Bandaid Tin

Friday, September 11, 2009

Americana Apple

Ok I have to admit that I went a little over the top with this one. It started off pretty simple. Just an Americana apple from KLM Digital Designs. Then I added some red, white and blue. Then layer after layer after layer and that's when it began to get a little more complex. Well at least you know that I support America and the troops, right? And I can truly say that this was a first for me. I just had to post something patriotic on Sept. 11 th. Its still hard to believe what this date really means to millions of people around the world.




Stamps: KLM Digital Designs - Americana Apple
Paper: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, White, Best Creations DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Striped Red Ribbon, SU Large and Small Star Punch, Nestabilities - Label One

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ghoul Friends - S2GSC24

'Shirley's 2 Girls' Twisted Thursday is back!! We enjoyed last week's little Halloween blog hop with you all, but now it's back to Twisted Thursday business!!

Look at this great sketch! The twist this week is to use - PURPLE AND ORANGE as your color scheme. The image I got to play with is called Ghoul Friends (SG 902). It can be used in a spooky or cute way. I love that. To join in on the fun all you have to do is create a card using this week's sketch (don't forget the twist!), and then click on the blinkie below - that'll take you right to Mr. Linky where you need to upload a link to your project. You don't have to use a S2G image but I'd love it if you did. There are some cute digi's there too and you know how much I love DIGI.





Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls - Ghoul Friends SG 902
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Lavender Lace, White, S2G Digital Paper -Ghosts and Goblins, Cloud9Design DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Creative Impressions Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder




Blog Candy Winner

Hello Everyone! I'd like to announce the winner of the Halloween This and That set from The Cutting Cafe.

Congrats to: Stepphan

Be on the lookout for your new set coming soon. I can't wait to see what you'll make.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Halloween- Blog Candy

One of my favorite things to do is to mix stamps from different companies. Face it there are a lot of images out there that just work together. Here's two of them: Shirleys 2 Girls SG 907 Spooky House and The Cutting Cafe - Halloween This and That set. Which reminds me, I will be randomly drawing a winner for The Halloween Stamp set from The Cutting Cafe on Thursday. All you need to do to have a chance to win is post a comment here if you haven't already. If you haven't you can also see the other project I made with this set. Good Luck! Also this kind of meets Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge CC235 Elegant Basic Olives (Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Old Olive).





Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls -SG 907 Spooky House, The Cutting Cafe - Halloween This and That
Paper: Basic Black, Lavender Lace, SEI - Eerie Alley DP, White
Accessories: Copics, American Crafts Ribbon, Spellbinders Circle, Dimensionals, The Paper Studio Button

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge

Welcome to another fun Digital Tuesday Challenge! This week's challenge is all about the kids. Make a project using a teen/child/baby digital image! No company restrictions. Our sponsor this week is Cut It Out Paper Crafts! Lynda's was very generous to the DT this week and let us play with one of her images. and is also our Guest Designer this week! She makes incredible cards and omg can she color. I chose the image called Chad playing the guitar because it looked like a fun one. Besides I really wanted to get out of my comfort zone and to make a boy card. No pink here. Of course I added just a touch of ribbon but didn't think you'd notice with that funky new EK Success punch I just bought.




Stamps: Cut it up Paper Crafts - Chad playing the guitar
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, White,
Piggy Tales - Fiddlers
Accessories: Copics, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Small Star Punch, Metallic Pearls, EK Success Punch, Jolee's Peace Charm, Silver Cord