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

Friday, November 20, 2009

Humble Pie Challenge

Hop on over the the Humble Pie blog for the new challenge, and to find out if you won last week! This week, we are calling for altered items. Remember, you DO NOT need to use a Humble Pie image, but if you have them, I'd love to see them. You will only find the Humble Pie line at The Town Scrapper. Give Phebe a call. She also has a great SALE going on: Buy one item, get the second of equal or lesser value for 50% off!!! Time to stock up stampers! Phebe will be running this sale until the middle of January 2010! As a note, The Town Scrapper will be close from December 11 to December 21, 2009. Happy shopping!

Stamps: Humble Pie - Christmas Maggie
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Green Galore, White, Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Melon Mambo Ribbon

I don't dabble in the altered items that much but I did decorate a little tin for the challenge. Sorry for the poor photo's today...I've been having computer issues and couldn't get it together in time.

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

Sweetest Season- Giveaway

Time for another Digital Tuesday Challenge. This week's challenge is to use the following colors: White, purple and gold or silver. This weeks sponser is Cute Daisy May. The adorable image below was graciously supplied by Linnie, our sponsor. It's from Sheet 53. Be sure to check out the Cute Daisy May site soon because there are a couple of cute free digi's just waiting for you. The sentiment is from the All About Christmas set from The Cutting Cafe. The same set that I gave away earlier this week. Also its worth noting that Regina at The Cutting Cafe will be giving away a set of 83 images/sentiments called Christmas Daily for 3 days only. See below. You have until Midnight on Thursday, November 19th. Just send her an email: with Christmas Daily as the subject. After that it will sell for $12.99. Wow!

Stamps: Cute Daisy May - Sheet 53, The Cutting Cafe - All About Christmas
Paper: Lavender Lace, White, Heidi Swap DP
Accessories: Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, SU Oval and Scalloped Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Crop a Dile, Nestabilities - Circle and Scalloped Circle, Offray Ribbon

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.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

and the winner is....

Thanks to everyone for your sweet comment. The random number generator has selected a winner. It's Cheryl Gorka from She Stamps. Congratulations!!! You'll receive your new All About Christmas later today.

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

Paper Pixie

I have a little story to tell about the image below but first I thought I'd let you know that I am now a Paper Pixie. Pixie Dust Studio is now selling the cutest digital stamps. You know how I love digital. Before long they'll be a new challenge in town but now on to my story about the little girl you see below.

A peek inside the Pixie Dust Studio sketch book….Meet Pixie Pie and wink. Pixie wants to share a little about herself….She loves to play games. She sings in the moonlight. Her favorite flowers are Bluebells. She dances to the sounds of chirping sparrows. And she loves Cherries,Chocolate and Cupcakes. Wink her Teddy, goes everywhere with her! Won’t you please join her on November 16th for her trip through some Christmas will meet new friends and the air will smell like yummy gingerbread!!

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio - Pixie Pie and Wink
Paper: Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, White, We R Memory Keepers DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Basic Grey Brads, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter