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 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.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Red, White and Blue

This week's Bella Digi Studio color combination has me thinking of the troops:


I used Little Furry - Westie from Bella Digi Studio as my main image and paired it up with a sentiments from the We Love Our Troops set from The Cutting Cafe. I just love this classic and bright color combination. I think I'll have to make some more military cards soon, especially with 9/11 coming up.

Stamps: Bella Digi Studio -Westie, The Cutting Cafe - We Love Our Troops
Paper: Real Red, Pacific Point, White, SU DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Star Punches, Pearl Accents, Nestabilities, SU Scallop Punch, CB Embossing Folder

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Magic Crayons

I hope I didn't give too much away with my sneek peek cards yesterday. This week's Pixie Dust Studio Challenge theme is "Back to School". Rather than making a card I thought it would be fun to make a tin full of Magic Crayons. Who of course would have magic crayons? Dumbledore of course.

I know I sure would love to have my crayons 'bedazzled'

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Harry Potter is here!

I thought I'd try something a little different and show you sneak peeks of some of the projects I will be posting this month for the upcoming Harry Potter release from Pixie Dust Studio. The new collection, my new fave, will be released today (Sept 1.). The full photos of each project will be spaced out throughout this month. Please let me know if you like this new style of sneak peeks.

Harry Potter: