Friday, February 26, 2010

Humble Pie Challenge and Freebie

I've seen them all over blogland and have finally taken the plunge and created an Easel Card. It was incredibly easy to do too. Have you made one yet? If not then head on over to the Humble Pie Challenge Blog for some inspiration. Then grab your stamping supplies and get to it!! Just think, if you take the plunge this week you could win some free stamps in the process. Here's what you can win this week: One lucky winner will receive the beautiful Whiff of Joy "Charlotte on Carpet" stamp, now available at The Town Scrapper! Another lucky winner will receive "Sitting Ellie", exclusive to The Town Scrapper! And "ANGEL MAGGIE" is back by popular demand! EVERY participant for this challenge will receive the Angel Maggie digi via email - if we haven't sent her to you already, please be sure to leave a comment with your email address on the HP blog. Remember, you MUST play along to get this digi, and your project must be created NEW for our challenge!

Stamps: Humble Pie - Sitting Ellie, Sentiment also from Humble Pie
Paper: Bashful Blue, Regal Rose, White, My Minds Eye DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Misc. Ribbon, SU Satin Ribbon, SU Scallop Punch, Gemstones, SU Lattice Die

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio- Think Birthday!!

Are you ready for another fun challenge? This week the Pixie Dust Pixies want you to think Birthday. I don't know about you but I tend to send out more birthday cards than anything yet never seem to make them ahead of time. So why not pull out those birthday sets and fun, bright colors and create. Don't forget to head on over to the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog for some inspiration and Mr. Linky. He's there patiently waiting for your link.

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio - Flower Cart, SU Birthday Bliss
Paper: Regal Rose, White, Bazzill, My Minds Eye DP scraps
Accessories: Copics, Curly Label Punch, SU Satin Ribbon, Nestabilities, Pink Buttons, Silver Cord, Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fred She Said Showcase

I hope you've been following Fred She Said blog for the DT project showcases. There have been some great ones so far. Since it was my turn I decided to make a fun little project using the Polka Dotty Flowers set. I love the idea of making handmade embellishments especially when I can make an unlimited amount of them for a fraction of the cost. The Polka Dotty Flowers set contains 14 different printable sheets, with 3 flower designs on each sheet. They come in a variety of colors so you can easily find one that is best suited for your project. Please see below for a step by step guide of how I used a printable sheet to create my own flower embellishments.

I started with the Raspberry colored printable sheet as seen below:

Then I cut them out leaving an 1/8 inch white edge around each flower. I also cut out the pre-colored leaves included on the printable sheet.

I sponged around the edges with a coordinating color ink and added glitter for a more finished look:

Then I added pink buttons tied with silver cord:

And placed them in a clear window rectangle tin decorated
with a tag from the All Occassion Tag printable set from The Cutting Cafe.

Here are a couple of cards I made using the handmade flowers:

And finally here's a group photo of a fun little gift idea for a fellow cardmaker:

And to think that it all started with one printable sheet of paper. It may seem like a lengthy process but really didn't take very long. I tend to do my cutting in front of the television so time goes by quickly. Of course you could add different finishing touches such as brads or pearls in place of the buttons and can leave out the sponging and/or glitter. You can also choose how many layers you want to make the flowers and can choose polka dots, non-polka dots or a mixture of the two.

Thanks for dropping by and I do hope this post has given you a little inspiration. Remember you can check out the Fred She Said blog to view the remaining printable sheets as well as many others.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

For Mom

Time for another Digital Tuesday Challenge. This week the theme is "for mum" and the sponsor is the fabulous Dustin Pike. He has some of the best digi's around and is very generous with his freebies too. Head on over to the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog for some inspiration and for Mr. Linky. Free digi's are at stake so you don't want to miss out on the chance to win, do you? The card below uses a fabulous freebie from Some Odd Girl. Its called Heart Kaylee and is free until the end of the month so you better hurry up and grab it. Feel free to stop and look around too.

Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Heart Kaylee
Paper: Regal Rose, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, White, Sassafras Lass -i {heart} papers

Accessories: Copics, American Crafts Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Sizzix Big Shot Die, Pink Button, Silver Cord

Monday, February 22, 2010

Nicest Thoughts

Good Morning!! I thought I'd share a fun little card today. For some reason I'm into making smaller cards. Maybe because they come together quickly or maybe because I'm getting tired of the standard size and shape. All I know is that I don't think you could go wrong with this cute little image from Fred She Said. It's called Rosey with a flower and I think its adorable. The sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe. It's included in the Because Nice Matters set. It's also this week's Fred She Said Challenge card. The challenge was to make a card with 3 hearts. The hearts I added although subtle are there. Head on over to the Fred She Said Challenge Blog for the rules of the challenge and some inspiration. I sure hope you can play along this week.

Stamps: Fred She Said -
Rosey with a Flower, The Cutting Cafe - Nice Does Matter
Paper: Bashful Blue, Rose Red, White, Groovy Guava, My Minds Eye DP
Accessories: Copics, Nestabilities, American Crafts Ribbon

Friday, February 19, 2010

Game on

We the Bakers have cooked up another weekly challenge. Thanks to all of you that participated last week. Your cards were awesome. This week's challenge is to use only 1 type of embellishment. You can use as many of the same thing as you wish but just 1 type of embellishment. This includes ribbon. I have to admit that I was a little worried about this one. I went with my favorite Maggie image (Flower Maggie) from Humble Pie stamps and The Town Scrapper. I dug deep into my designer scrap pile and went with the flow. Check out the Humble Pie Blog for some fabulous inspiration and I hope you join in this week.

Stamps: Humble Pie - Flower Maggie
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, White, My Minds Eye, Bo Bunny
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Star Embossing Folder, SU Star Punches

Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's paradise

It's Challenge time, Pixie Style. This week's challenge is to use a charm. I found the ring charm at Hobby Lobby sometime ago. I thought it would go perfectly with one of the newly released images from Pixie Dust Studio. This one is called Forever Love. It reminds me of those Precious Moments figurines. The flowers you see in the picture are from my birthday cake which were made out of flowers. I wish you could see how gorgeous the cake really is. Thanks Joe and Jeannie for thinking of me. Now back to the challenge info. Head on over to the Pixie Dust Studio blog for more details on this week's challenge and to see the eye candy the DT has come up with this week using the Paradise collection of images. More Paradise cards to come so stay tuned.

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio - Paradise Collection
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Charm Me Ring Charm

And here's what the collection looks like:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


If you are looking for the Fred She Said Blog Hop click Here.

There are some great digi's out there and this little cutie is one of my favorites.

Stamps: C.C. Designs, Bethany's Elegant Word Art
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, White, Bo Bunny DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Prima Flowers, Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Orange Ribbon, Copper Brads

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge

Looking for the Fred She Said Blog Hop? Click Here.

Are you ready for another Digital Tuesday Challenge? This week the challenge is to make something girly. Not much of a challenge for me because I love all things girly. The sponsor this week is DigiSparkle. The sentiment and butterflies are currently free at the DigiSparkle site. Since they are digital you can easily adjust the size to fit your needs and print out as many as you wish in one swoop. The adorable girl image is from Some Odd Girl and is just one of the images in the Kaylee line. Lots more images and lines to choose from so if you haven't been there yet what are you waiting for? The February freebie is one you don't want to miss. I hope you can join us this week for the Digital Tuesday challenge and for a chance to win some free digi's. Two winners will be chosen this week. Check out the Challenge Blog for some inspiration and for Mr. Linky.

Stamps: DigiSparkle - Butterflies, Some Odd Girl - Curtsy Kaylee
Paper: Rose Red, Soft Sky, White, My Minds Eye DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, SU Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Nestabilities, CB Embossing Folder, Pearl Accents

Monday, February 15, 2010

It's a Fred She Said Blog Hop

Welcome to the SECOND "FRED SHE SAID" blog hop!!! If you just happened to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to the "FRED SHE SAID" blog here and start your hop! We would love it if you commented on our posts. Here, at "Fred" we have been getting all FLOWERy to hasten the arrival of SPRING!

Also, along the way, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you reach the end of the blog hop follow the instructions to make your entry and your name will go in for a draw for a $20 Gift Certificate for the Fred She Said Store!

Here is my "Fred She Said" creation:

I used the small flower stamp which started as a single image. Since its digital it was very easy to line up and print out as a single image. I also printed out an extra flower image so I could pop up the middle flower. The inside of the card has "Get Well Soon". The designer papers are from My Minds Eye.

My special code word is: SPRING

Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:

Shelly ---> You are here
Lisa F.
Julie S.
Judy A.
Carol L.
Carol H.

This blog hop will run from today, February 15th until February 22nd. On the 23rd, the winner will be announced on the "Fred She Said" blog. Thank-you for taking the time to play along.

Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit Michelle's Blog. When you are finished hopping, why not check out the pretty and new flowery things at the Fred She Said Store!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Humble Pie Challenge

The Baker's have a fun challenge for you this week. Dig out those Spellbinder, Nestabilites, Sizzix and similar dies and put them too good use. That shouldn't be difficult, right? Need some inspiration? Check out the Humble Pie Challenge Blog. That's also where you can leave a comment with your direct project link so we can all see that beautiful creation. Don't have any Spellbinders or simply need more? Head on over to the Town Scrapper and don't forget Phebe's Sale. WOO HOO! Phebe's SALE has been so popular she's decided to extend it until February 14. Everything in the store is buy 1 get the 2nd of equal or lesser value for 50% off. Email Phebe at or phone her at 519-882-0623.

Humble Pie Stamps

Stamps: Humble Pie - Ellie Sitting
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, White, Bo Bunny, Memory Makers
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, SU Satin Ribbon, Silver Cord, Spellbinders Oval, Misc. Flower and Button

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A little Pixie Dust

I've been a bit under the weather these last few days but am starting to feel a little better. I made this card awhile back but never got around to posting it. That cute image was a freebie from Pixie Dust Studio. Hope you have a wonderful day and I'll be up to my normal posting schedule soon.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Emma and FREE stamps

The Humble Pie's LOVE CHALLENGE is well underway with lots of entries, so we are VERY pleased to see so many people playing along! The challenge doesn't end until this THURSDAY at midnight EST, so if you haven't played along, we hope you will!

There's still a great sale going on at The Town Scrapper, but it's ending SOON! Until VALENTINE'S DAY, everything in the store is buy one item, get the second of equal or lesser value for 50% off! Email Phebe at, or call her at (519) 882-0623 for details and to get a piece of this action!

Here's a sample of non-Humble Pie images that you can find at The Town Scrapper (online store forthcoming!):

One more thing to note. The Cutting Cafe is having a contest until tonight at midnight. Regina is giving away 2 sets until then and you can use one or both of them to enter the contest. The two background sets are called

Colored mini polk a dots background and Colored Flower Set and they are FREE for a limited time. The links are on the The Cutting Cafe site and listed

Mini Polk a Dots Background
Colored Flowers

For those of you who can squeeze in the challenge before Midnight you'll have a chance to win 4 printable stamp sets. How fun is that? Good Luck! I hope to post my project using one of these FREE sets soon. I just need to make one *LOL*

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Time for Fred, She Said

I thought I'd share a card I made that wasn't for Valentine's Day and didn't have the color red in it. This cute image is from Fred She Said and is called Smelling the Cherry Blossoms. There is also a coordinating digi paper set, part of which you'll see below. Tracey just recently came out with a pre-colored version of the Cherry Blossom's set on top of everything. Head on over to the shop to see what else is in store.

Stamps: Fred She Said -Smelling the Cherry Blossoms
Paper: Basic Black, White, Fred She Said -Cherry Blossoms digi paper
Accessories: Copics, SU Satin Ribbon, Acetate, Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Misc. Pin and Beads

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hugs and Kisses Layout

TGIF and a little Humble Pie. Today is challenge day for the bakers and we really hope you can join us this week. The challenge is to make a Valentine's Day card. You know you were in the process or thinking about making them anyway so lets see what you've got. Head on over to the Humble Pie blog to see what the bakers cooked up this week. Don't forget, Phebe is still having her sale at The Town Scrapper, buy 1 get 1 half off. Now onto my project, I decided to make a layout this week using the Maggie in Love image from Humble Pie and I created my own flower embellishments using the Red and Black Mini backgrounds set and Valentine Big Stuff from Regina at The Cutting Cafe and a Spellbinder die.

Stamps: Humble Pie: Maggie in Love, The Cutting Cafe- Valentine Big Stuff, Red and Black Mini Backgrounds
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, White, SU DP, Bo Bunny DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Nestabilities, Chocolate grosgrain ribbon, Red Buttons, Silver Cord, Pink Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Punch

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's a jungle out there

It's time for a Pixie Dust Studio release and a new weekly challenge. This super cute collection is called Wild Flowers and is adorable. I decided to make a star shaped card since I haven't made one in awhile. Its my favorite shaped card to date. The template is from The Cutting Cafe and it is super easy to make. To see the other project that I made with this collection during sneak peek week click here. Scroll down to see more about the cards posted below.
This card is featuring Pixie Zoe Zebra.

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio - Wild Flowers Collection, Scalloped Circle - The Greeting Farm Ever Glen digital kit, Sentiment: Bethany's Digi Word Art
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Upsy Daisy Designs: i {heart} papers
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Punch, Nestabilities

Now onto my challenge card for this week. The ongoing challenge is to use a decorative border. I used the Zeeba the Zebra image and Sassafras Lass paper that already had a decorative border. I also added a Happy 1st Birthday Sentiment from The Cutting Cafe. I hope you can join us for this week's challenge.

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio: Wild Flowers Collection, The Cutting Cafe - Baby Boy 1st birthday topper
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Pacific Point, White,
Accessories: Copics, Nestabilities, Pearl Accents, Pacific Point Ribbon, SU Circle Punches, Dimensionals, CB Embossing Folder, Silver Cord, Misc. Ribbon

And finally the Wild Flower Collection:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Angel Dove

I know Valentine's Day is coming up and Christmas is long gone but I'm trying really hard to make Christmas cards ahead of time this year. Rather than making the same card over and over I've decided to make them all different and more importantly not to wait until the last minute. The image is from KLM Digital Designs and is called Dove and Angel. The digital image is a single angel. I just designed to give it a more choir look by positioning two angels in the back and one in front. That's why I love digital. :) They just came out with a new digi "sick bear trio" that I just love. It's on my wish list along with a handful of others. Take a look here to see it just don't blame me for enabling you and don't tell me you have it...I'll be green with envy *LOL* The sentiment is from the All About Christmas set from The Cutting Cafe.

Stamps: KLM Digital Designs - Dove & Angel, The Cutting Cafe - All About Christmas
Paper: Real Red, Kraft (yay I used it), Soft Sky, White, October Afternoon DP -i {heart} papers
Accessories: Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, SU Ribbon-Sleigh Bells, Misc. Snowflake Charm, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone! The Digital Tuesday Challenge DT is shakin' it up ths week. No theme, no colors, no sketches..... It's time to think outside the box and make a card using a different kind of fold. Tri-fold, Easel, Joy Fold, Side Step, etc. We hope you'll play along. Just enter your card using Mr. Linky and don't forget to use a digital image! The sponsor this week is Bee Crafty who kindly let the DT pick an image to use. I picked chose Wish Fairies -original. Isn't their stuff wonderful? I'm just dying to get the newest release Whimsical Girl the Kiss. It is adorable. One lucky winner will receive a special Bee Crafty prize! I also used the Valentine Big Stuff from the Cutting Cafe. If you scroll down below you'll see the large Be Mine sentiment. That is just 1 out of the 20 sentiments available in this set.

Here's the closed view:

A little peek inside:

Half open view:

Inside: Be Mine sentiment from the Valentine Big Stuff set from The Cutting Cafe

Stamps: Bee Crafty Downloads - Wish Fairies- original, The Cutting Cafe - Big Stuff Valentine
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, White, Bo Bunny DP
Accessories: Copics, SU Grosgrain Ribbon, Martha Stewart punch, Dimensionals, Top Note Die, Silver Cord, Red Buttons, Heart Sticker - The Paper Studio, White Gel Pen

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio Blog Hop DT Reveal

We are so happy that you joined us for the first ever Pixie Dust Studio blog hop Design Team reveal. We have added 6 new Designers to our current 6 Pixie Girl Designers. If you haven't done a blog hop it's a lot of fun.

Start at the beginning of the hop which is at
And then hop along to the next DT's blog that is listed on each blog.
The card I'd like to share with you today is featuring the newest Pixie Pie image called Genie make a wish. I can't help but to think about the old sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. The veil was made out of organza ribbon and a little glue.

Head on over to your next stop on the hop which is to

And in case you get lost along the is the full list of hoppers!

Lisa F
Shelly -You are here
Pixie Dust Studio BLOG

Thanks so much for joining us for this super exciting hop!