Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Use Your Stash!

This week's Digital Tuesday Challenge should be an easy one. The theme is "Use your stash" I have lots of paper lying around just waiting to get used. Of course regardless of the amount I currently have I always seem to have room for just a little more. So I decided to use up some paper that I've had for ages and to use up some old ribbon too. The cute image is from Karber Digital Images and is called Music Leslie. Isn't she adorable?

This week's sponsor is Dustin Pike. And he is offering 3 digi's as this week's prize. As you probably know, Dustin has digi's galore and if you haven't seen his stuff you need to check it out and quick. You won't be disappointed. I hope you play along this week and put your supplies to good use.

Be sure to use a digi and head on over to the DTC Blog to see what the DT came up with for this challenge. I love the variety this week.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Karber Monthly Challenge

I'm a little late posting this but wanted to share a couple of projects I made using an adorable image from Karber Designs. The challenge this month is celebrations. I chose to go the baby route for my celebration theme. I used the Baby Boy digital image. There is a super cute Baby Girl image as well. Be sure to check out the challenge details on the Karber Challenge Blog which can be found here. There are some great projects from the DT so be sure to check them out. Thanks to Karber Designs for allowing me to be a Guest Designer for the challenge. I had a lot of fun with the theme and baby image. Now I just need to work on some baby girl cards.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge

This week's Digital Tuesday Challenge is to use a non-craft item on your project and a digital image of course.

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring this challenge and they are offering a $10 gift certificate to their store as a prize this week. They have lots of images to choose from and since they are digital images you'll be able to grab a few if you do win this week's challenge. For my project this week I used Doodle Pantry's Agapanthus flower set. Be sure to check out what they have to offer. There are also some cute freebies on the site as well.

My non-craft item for the challenge is the brown textured fabric. It's a remnant from my Ikea curtain panel. It's good to finally put a small portion of it to good use.

I ended up making four cards using the set.

Don't forget to head on over to the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog for some fun Design Team inspiration and for Mr. Linky.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween Bride

Here's a halloween card I made awhile ago. It was meant to be for last week's Digital Tuesday Color Challenge but I ended up making something a bit different. The image is from The Greeting Farm. I just had to have it *LOL* It's what I call a classic digi image. It will never go out of style. I love that.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Emma the Cat

I love this bright and super glittery paper but found it too hard to cover it up. What's a girl to do? Keep it simple of course. The image I used is from Fred She Said and it is called Emma the cat, hence the title. She is adorable and comes pre-colored and in pure digi form. There are even colored papers that work so well with her. As you can see I'm trying to post all my Halloween projects before the big night. And don't forget the digi of the week sale is going on. This week you can grab the Sunflowers and Thankfulness image for 40% off. Check out the what Tracey M. has done with it HERE.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge

It's time for another Digital Tuesday Challenge. Since Halloween is coming up we'd like you to make a Halloween themed project using the colors:

Purple, Black and Yellow

This week's sponsor is Black Leaf Studio They also let the Design Team use this fun Halloween Set. I chose the Halloween hat. I re-sized the image to 5.5 inches in height and turned it into a fun little candy box. I hope you play along this week. Be sure to check out the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog to see some fun inspiration and to see Mr. Linky. I can't wait to see what you come up with.


Challenge Participation:

Scrappy Frog Challenge - Halloween Treat Bag

Stamp with Fun - Halloween

Crazy Challenge - Halloween

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Milk Chocolate Pumpkins

I needed an excuse to buy Milk Chocolate Pumpkins so I decided to make a little treat box. I used one of the new images from Pixie Dust Studio - The Leaves Collection. There are currently 4 images in the set and each one is adorable. I think this one is my favorite so far. I think it will look great on a card or even a fall scrapbook page. Head on over to the PDS blog to see more inspiration and to see the entire collection.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Spooky Halloween

I know you are thinking: Halloween again? Don't fret, the month will soon be over and you'll then see Xmas and Winter Cards...I hope. This card is all about the paper- no stamping, no fuss. I even added 13 metallic pearls but who's counting? All the papers and ribbon are from Stampin Up.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge

Happy Tuesday!! As usual, I'm glad Monday has come and gone. Now that its Tuesday its time for the next challenge. This week's theme is:

Sew Special - Use sewing ... real or faux

This week's sponsor is Designed 2 Delight. Another great place for your digi needs. Not only were they generous enough to let the DT choose an image but they are also offering a $10 gift certificate to their store for this week's prize. What a great way to snag some fun digi's. I used the Present image. It's definitely an image that has multiple uses.

The usual rules apply, you must use a digi and your project must be new. Be sure to check out what the DT has come up this week using the Designed 2 Delight images.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Showcase

Time for another Monday Showcase at the TownScrapper. Here's a quick and easy project that was colored and put together in less than 10 minutes. I used a C.C. Designs image called Rosalie.

For all your papercrafting needs contact Phebe by email at info@townscrapper.com or by phone at 519-882-0623. She has a great variety of things available and does carry several C.C. Designs stamps. Be sure to check out the other Showcase projects today at the TownScrapper.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hugs and Kisses

Photography can make or break a project debut. I am definitely lacking in equipment and knowledge (especially when it comes to scrapbook pages) so I have recruited a friend who has both. I can manage when it comes to smaller projects like cards or tags but the rest fall flat.

Here are a couple of the sample photos he has taken so far. It is one of my older layouts that he used to test the waters. As you can see I really need to save up for a new camera. A photography class wouldn't hurt either. Thanks Tommy!

The hugs and kisses sentiment is called Valentine Big Stuff and is available from The Cutting Cafe.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Frankie Costume

I made this one for the Monthly Karber Challenge. The theme is: "Fantasy": Fairies, Vampires, Halloween Characters, Princesses, etc. I used my new Karber image called Frankie Costume Jude. He's definitely on the cute side as far as images go. I paired him up with some Spooky papers, googlie eyes and ribbon. I also added a little bit of Tangerine Tango cardstock to put more focus on the image. I can almost hear him say "Trick or Treat."

Stamps: Karber Digital Images: Frankie Costume Jude
Paper: Basic Gray, Tango Tangerine, Stampin Up DP, Misc. DP
Accessories: Copics, Nestabilities, Googlie Eyes, Dimensionals, SU Striped Ribbon

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge

Happy Tuesday! Glad to have Monday out of the way. This week's theme for the Digital Tuesday Challenge is Ribbons, Buttons and/or Bling. As long as you use one of those elements and a digital image you are good to go.

This week's sponsor is Fred She Said. Woot Woot! The prize: A $20 gift certificate to FSS and if you check out the Fred She Said Store you'll find some new digi's such as the one shown below. This image is called Pumpkins and Sunflowers. I used the colored version and spruced it up just a little to give the appearance that I have some mad coloring skills *LOL* This image is perfect for Fall projects.

Be sure to check out all the wonderful DT creations on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog. You'll find Mr. Linky hanging out there as well. I can't wait to see your fabulous creations this week.

Stamps: Fred She Said: Pumpkins and Sunflowers
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, White, The Paper Studio, My Mind's Eye DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Nestabilities, CB Embossing Folder, Copper Cord, Dimensionals, American Crafts Ribbon, Brown Button

Challenge Participation:

Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Bloomin' Marvelous
Cutie Stampers -Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Fall Themed

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pretty in Pink

I thought I'd change the mood to something other than Halloween. What better way than to go all Pink on you. This cute little image is from Pixie Dust Studios and can be found in the Goodies Collection HERE. She is called Baker Fairy hence the cupcake designer paper. It's a fun collection of images. Stay tuned for the upcoming release called Leaves. It's sure to be a Fall Favorite.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Halloween

Click HERE for the Fred She Said Blog Hop.

Time for another TownScrapper Challenge and this time we are asking you to create a new Halloween project. As you can see I am so into Halloween. I can't get enough of it. For my project I used the Jack O Lanterns image from The TownScrapper. I paired them up with some fun designer papers. I also ran the cardstock through the Cuttlebug to give it a little more umph!

From now until Thursday, October 7th at 9 p.m., create an original Halloween design and upload it to the InLinkz at the TownScrapper Challenge Blog for your chance to win a Victoria Case Magical Sophie (image shown below).

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fred She Said Blog Hop

It's time for another fun and fabulous Fred She Said Blog Hop. The DT was asked to choose their favorite FSS image and to demonstrate their personal style. For those of you who follow my blog regularly you know I'm very into Halloween and using paper scraps these days.

If you came here from Nancy's Blog you are on the right track. If not head on over to Tracey's blog to start the hop. Remember to collect the words along the way to be eligible to win $20 CAD at the FSS store and $20 gift certificate to the Crop Stop. We would love it if you left a comment on our blogs along the
way. I chose Halloween Rosey (pre-colored) as my image. It's one of my many favorites.

Stamps: Fred She Said: Halloween Rosey, The Cutting Cafe: Halloween Time
Paper: Lavendar Lace, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, White, My Minds Eye
Accessories: White Gel Pen, American Crafts Ribbon, Dimensionals, Nestabilities, SU Star Punch, SU Circle Punch

My special code word is: BLOG

Now head on over to Anne's Blog to continue the hop. Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!

In case you have lost your way here's the order of the blog hop:

Swirl Challenge

It's time for another Pixie Dust Studio Challenge and we are asking you to use swirls. Lots and lots of them. You can stamp, use patterned swirl paper or even draw your own. The more of them the better. Be sure to head on over to the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog for some mighty fine DT inspiration and for Mr. Linky -if he's not too shy today. I used the Harry Potter image from the Harry Potter digital collection.

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio - Harry Potter
Paper: Real REd, Tangerine Tango, White, American Crafts DP, My Minds Eye
Accessories: Copics, SU Star Punch, Metallic Star, Dimensionals, SU Circle Punch, Nestabilities Oval

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Birthday Princess

Believe it or not I am behind on my project posting. I have lots and lots of things made I just need to figure out a posting schedule and set some time aside to take some pictures. I made this card sometime last week. The image is from Claudia & Company and is called Birthday Princess. My 7 year old daughter picked this one out. It can be easily dressed up for prom and wedding cards as well. Its a fun little digi.

Here's a close-up of the image:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thoughts of You

You can find my Digital Tuesday Challenge Card here.

Here's a quick card I made using a Fred She Said pre-colored image called Wheelbarrow. I also used the Polka Dotty Flowers set to create the butterfly shape accent. To acheive the look I simply cut off a couple of the flower petals. I may have to make some butterfly accents soon. I wish I could say that I was the clever one who thought of it but it was Alyssa, my 7 year old. You can find her blog HERE.

Stamps: Fred She Said - Wheelbarrow, FSS sentiment
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Basic Black, White, American Crafts, DCWV DP
Accessories: Nestabilities, Misc. Ribbon, Silver Cord, Pink Button, Dimensionals, CB Embossing Folder

Friday, September 24, 2010

In my thoughts

I'm back with my classic red and black combination. I love the contrast. I've paired it up with one of my favorite Fred She Said images: Monarch Butterfly. I'm also still digging through my paper scraps. I still have an endless supply of them. Of course I know I'll never run out of them especially since I seem to make more than I use. I still like to think that I'm making progress. Also Fred She Said is still having a digi sale each week. This week its the Wheelbarrow and its 30% off.

Stamps: Fred She Said
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, White, American Crafts, Misc. DP
Accessories: Dimensionals, Metallic Pearls, Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fright Night

I really hope you are not getting tired of seeing Halloween cards because I just can't help myself *LOL* Halloween brings out my crafty side. I even dug out my brayer for this one.

In order to acheive the look of this card I created a scene using 3 Cutting Cafe images from the Halloween Time printable set. I first added the trees, then the spider and finally the All ghouls are welcome sentiment. The other sentiments are also included in the Halloween Time set. In fact there are 55 assorted images and sentiments in all.

Here's a sample of some of the images included in this set:

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - Halloween Time
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, White, My Minds Eye, Adorn It
Accessories: Brayer, SU Circle Punches, Dimensionals, American Crafts Ribbon, Spectrum Pad

Challenge Participation:
Creative Card Crew: Autumn or Fall
Scrap Creations: Fall

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

For the girls

The theme of this week's Digital Tuesday Challenge is:

For the girls

Ellie from Digital Stamp Oasis is our fabulous sponsor this week and as usual you can win some free digi's. Head on over to the DTC blog to see what the DT came up with this week. You'll also find the details of the challenge as well as Mr. Linky.

I decided to make a cute little nailpolish container for my project. The image I used is called make-up and is from Karber digital images. I really NEED, I mean want, some of those cute Halloween images but am trying to show a little restraint.

Different views so you can see the nailpolish and the free sentiment from Karber Digital Images:

Challenge Participation:
Tuesday Taggers: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Butterflies
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Digi Day

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Showcase

It's Monday and that means different things to everyone. For me it means its back to work for another week. It also means that its my turn to share a project designed with the TownScrapper in mind. I chose a C.C. Designs image called Lady Bug Nora.

This stamp, along with many other stamps and crafting supplies are available at the TownScrapper. If you need a stamp fix, please let Phebe know! She would love to hear from you - just email her at info@townscrapper.com or call her at 519-882-0623. Be sure to check out the TownScrapper blog to see what the other DT members are showcasing today.

I also thought I'd mention that the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week is anything goes. Now that is a challenge I can definitely partake in.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Autumn Blessings

I just realized that I've been having so much fun making Halloween cards that I have skipped fall. Fall cards can be so so rich and colorful. I wanted to share a card holder that I made recently using the Welcome Fall printable set from The Cutting Cafe. There is a combination of 46 images and sentiments in this set. I just love all that variety.

Side view:

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - Welcome Fall Paper: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Kraft, White, Memory Box DP

Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Ribbon, SU scallop punch, Velcro

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Time for another great Digital Tuesday Challenge!!!

The football season has officially begun so this weeks challenge theme is:


It doesn't have to be football...any type of sports will do. Head on over to the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog for some DT inspiration and Mr. Linky. We can't wait to see what you come up with. This week's sponsor is none other than Dustin Pike.

I don't have many sports related images so I used an oldie but goodie from The Greeting Farm. I've been working on a Tee-Ball album so I already had some baseball paper and ribbon handy. I love that.

I must have been inspired by this week's challenge because I ended up making 2 cards. Here's a sports fan inspired card:

Updated to mention challenge participation:

Crafty Sentiments - Use a Digi

Lilli of the Valley - One for the boys

Copic Creations Challenge - Pleats or Folds in clothing

Thursday, September 9, 2010

In the Newsprint

This week's challenge at Pixie Dust Studio is called: "In Between the Newsprint". We are asking you to use Black and White and ONE other color. I hope you are able to participate in this week's challenge. I certainly had a lot of fun with it.

Since I am still very into Halloween I decided to make a card using the Frankie's Bride image from the Fun House collection. My other color is red. I even added a little red heart to her hair. I admit I did use some Kraft in the background but couldn't resist using this velvet paper from My Mind's Eye.

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio - Fun House Collection -Frankie's Bride,
The Cutting Cafe - Halloween Labels (Boo)

Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, White, My Minds Eye DP, SU DP, Digital sentiment paper
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Circle Punches, SU Heart Punch, CB Embossing Folder, SU Bat Punch, SU Top Note Die, Googlie Eyes, Ribbon Fx Ribbon, White Gel Pen

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Emma in the Leaves - Digi Sale

Tracey at Fred She Said had an idea. A good one too. Each week one of the DT members picks an image of the week and showcases it. How does that help you? Well that digi will be on sale that week (30% off). How's that for an incentive? Since the leaves will be changing colors and the air will soon become crisp I choose Emma in the leaves as my image. She came pre-colored which made my card come together quickly.

As you can see their is some flexibility in the image. I only used a small portion of it for my card. You can see the full colored version of the image below. She is also available as an inline image (un-colored) as well.

Monday, September 6, 2010


I've had this Karen Foster paper forever. I was drawn to the colors even though I rarely use the color purple. The image is from a Bratz coloring page. It's funny how I don't care for the actual Bratz dolls but I do love the images. You can find a link to this digi and many others on the Free Digital Stamps blog HERE. I would like to credit My Inkie Fingers for the Bratz image you see below.

Stamps: Bratz coloring page
Paper: Eggplant Envy, Basic Black, White, Karen Foster DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Offray Ribbon, Paper Piercer Tool, Gemstone Accents

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Princess Purse

I thought I'd share a cute little purse I made using Stampin Up's Top Note Die. The image is from Pixie Dust Studio and is called Cinderella. She is part of the Princess Parade collection and is just one of many of very cute images. You can't tell by the photo below but I cut down a treat bag (to 3 inches in height) and adhered it with Tacky Tape. I also made a purse handle with designer paper. It turned out really cute and was super simple to make. If I find the motivation I'll prepare step by step instructions.