Wednesday, January 30, 2013

PWC243 - Square Cards

It's Wednesday, it's the end of the month, it's the middle of winter.  UGH, does it get any yuckier.  I guess if you've got a foot of snow or other bad weather happenings it could be worse.  But I digress... Nobody needs a hard challenge this week, we need something light and easy.  At  Paper Pretties we've got a challenge that fits that bill - "Square Cards".  I love a square card, I don't know why, I just do.  I hope you do too, I like checking out your cards so after you've finished putting the final touches on your card don't forget to link it up on the Paper Pretties challenge blog.  And if you're lucky you may be the winner of some digis.  While you're over at there you can check out the other team members work and you can see the latest digi by ARTish. 
Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Return of Cluck"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Bazzill "Pinecone", "Yam" and "Glow" card stock; Jillibean Soup "Dutch Mustard" dp
miscellaneous - Prismacolor Pencils; The Cat's Pajamas "Icing" Cut Up; cord; chickie charm; bling; Spellbinder's "Circle" and "Inverted Scallop Circle" dies

Here's the challenge:
Paper Pretties PWC243 - Square Card
Tuesday Throwdown #132 - Bling It On
Top Tip  Tuesday #94 - Lavishly Luscious Layers
Partytime Tuesday PTT#105 - Anything Goes
My Time To Craft - Things with Wings
Creative Craft Challenges2 #2- Bling It Up
Critter Sketch - Use Metal

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Hopefully the only snow I'll see this year is on cards.  I spent many years living where it snowed.  I tried most snow activities and pretty much have an emergency room tale to tell for every one of them.  You don't need snow to ice skate but I include it in my list of winter sport injury stories.   I didn't end up in the emergency room that time but I was carried off the ice by a couple big guys and had to hobble to my ride.  So when I see a cute image like this one it brings up those fond memories for me. 
Here's the deets:
stamp - Mo's Digital Pencil "Skating"
ink - hp printer
paper - DCWV cs; My Favorite Thing "Whip Cream" cs; S.E.I. "Berry Melody Gleaming Trill" dsp
miscellaneous - copics; the Cat's Pajamas Snowflake topper die; Tim Holtz snowflake embossing folder; pearls, cord; snowflake charm
Here's the challenges:
Bronte and Bella's #169 - Emboss It
One Stop Craft #213 - Sparkle and Bling
 A Gem of a Challenge #64- Emboss It
Merry Monday #47 - Tic Tac Toe (blue, dry emboss, snow)
Come and Get It - Tic Tac Toe (blue, free, gem)
One Stitch at a Time  #148 - Use a digi
Kaboodle Doodle #156 - Winter
Creative Craft Challenge2 #2 - Bling It Up
Digital Tuesday #195 - Winter Wonderland
Tuesday Throwdown #132 - Bling It On
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

PIO - Decorative Tape

This week the Pile It On challenge is "Decorative Tape", you know, like Washi tape.  The challenge is sponsored by Freckled Fawn who are giving a $15.00 gift certificate to the winner.  too bad I can't play along, there are some very cute embellishments I have to have.   They have lots of Washi Tape if you're interested.  It's amazing how many colors and patterns of that stuff you can get.  For those of you who have to have everything this could be a problem, at least it's not expensive or bad for your health.

Cherry Cobbler is a favorite of mine.  It's a beautiful, rich, deep shade of red.  These two cards are almost the same.  The  first card was made with Cherry Cobbler and a white card stock.  The red and white looked great together until the washi like tape was added.  Even though it's red and white it doesn't read as red and white on top of the lined paper.  Kraft looks great with red too so I made a second card using Kraft card stock instead of the white card stock.  Looking at the two of them in real life it's hard to pick a favorite.  The image really pops on the white card stock but it matches better on the kraft and has a vintage look that I like.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Stampin' Up "Friendship Preserves"
ink - Versamark
paper - Stampin' Up "Cherry Cobbler" card stock and ""Regals Collection" dsp; My Favorite Things "Whip Cream" and "Kraft" card stock
miscellaneous - SU Cherry Cobbler embossing powder; pearls; Recollections tape; SU Framelits "Window Frame Collection"; SU "Festive Paper Piercing Pack
Here's the challenges:
Pile It On - Use Tape
What If Wednesdays J2313 - Sketch
Simply Create Too #29 - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas - Clean and Simple
Southern Girls #61 - Get Krafty
Crafts and Me #117 - Vintage
the Kraft Journal - Punch It Out
Paper Playtime #2 - Use Some Brown
Sugar Creek Hollow #46 - Lots of Layers
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Jellypark - New Release

This week my Jellypark Friends assignment is to use one of the new releases.  The Jellypark Friends challenge for this week is to use buttons.  So to be in line with the challenge I used buttons, sort of,  on my card.  They're made from card stock with a button die to match the green mat and they don't show very well in this photo.   

There's plenty of inspiration on the Jellypark Friends challenge blog.  You should stop over there to see what the rest of the design team has made.  They are so talented and they love working with the Jellypark images and you can see that love in what they make.    

Here's the deets:

stamp - Jellypark Friends "Woman Gardening" digi
ink - hp printer
paper -Bazzill "Turquoise Mist" and "Patch" card stock; Stampin' Up "Garden Green"; DCWV "Garden Party"
miscellaneous - copics; SU Embosslits Buttons" My Favorite Things "Dainty Dots" and "Loopy" border die-namics; cord; flower charm;  brads

Here's the challenges:
Jellypark Friends - Button Up!
4 Crafty Chicks 4CCC#126 - Buttons
Papercraft Star -#129 - Buttons
Crafting for all Seasons #44 - Buttons and Bows

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Freezin' Season

Despite the fact that it's probably about 65 degrees outside just making this card has given me the chills. 
While we've been waiting for Alma to start up the Cat's Pajamas challenges the fans on Splitcoast have been making challenges.  This is for the 3rd challenge to use a banner.

Here's the deets:
stamp - the Cat's Pajamas "Freezin' Season"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and "Teal Zeal"
paper - My Favorite Things "Whip Cream" card stock; Close To My Heart "dark teal and olive green card stock;  Basic Grey "Aspen Frost - Oh What Fun" dsp
mscellaneous - copics; My Favorite Things "Banner" and "Oval Stax" die-namics; the Cat's Pajamas Snowflake topper; Taylored Expressions "Make a Snowflake" die; stickles; bling; twine

Here's the challenges:
the Cat's Pajamas Fan challenge #3 - Use a Banner
Crafty Creations #205 - Snowflakes
Creative Craft 2 - Bling It Up
The Squirrel and the Fox #35 - Anything Goes

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PWC242 - New Technique

This week Paper Pretties is challenging you to try a "New Technique".  Are you cringing?  It's such a drag to try new stuff isn't it?  I know I'm reluctant to take the time to try something new when it's so much easier to just keep doing the same old things.  BUT I also know that it's good to stretch a little, so give it a try, there must be something you've seen online that you wanted to try.  If you need some help coming up with an idea you can go to Splitcoast Stampers.  There's a section of tutorials with lots of techniques you probably haven't tried yet.  Here's a link so you can find it easily.
My card used the "spotlight" technique.  It's pretty easy to do.  Stamp your image twice.  On one image color sections that you will punch out.  Mat the section(s) you colored, apply dimensionals and mount it to the uncolored image in the area that it matches.  I'm not sure if I like it or not, at first I didn't care for it but it's starting to grow on me. 
Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Brew Your Coffee"
ink - MFT Color Box Black Licorice
paper - MFT "Banana Split" card stock; Bazzill greyish blue card stock; Stampin' Up "Basic Black" card stock; October Afternoon "Sidewalks" patterned papers
miscellaneous - Prismacolor Pencils; bling; SU crochet ribbon; black waxed linen cord; teacup charm; MFT "Circle stax" die-namics; SU 1-3/8"
circle punch;
Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC242 - New Technique
Creative Craft Challenges 2 #2 - Bling It Up
Papertake Weekly - Tie Up Your Loose Ends
Top Tip Tuesday #94 - Lavishly Lovely Layers
Cutie Pie #36 - Use Three Different Textures
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Sweet Lamb

I picked up this adorable stamp and papers this weekend at the My Favorite Things store and couldn't wait to use them.  What better way to use them than for the MFT February Guest DT challenge.
Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "You Fill My Heart With Joy"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - MFT "Natural" cardstock; Cosmo Cricket ""Art Angel" dp
miscellaneous - copics; pearls; hemp twine; MFT "Layered Hearts" border die-namics; Spellbinder's "Heart" and "Scalloped Heart" dies' heart bling; Martha Stewart tag punch; machine stitching
Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things MFTGUESTDT0213 - sketch
Paper Playtime #2 - Use Some Brown
Catch the Bug - Bingo (Pearl, Pink, Starts with P [popped - up])
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

CIC194 - Fresh Brewed

Despite the fact that I do not care for snow I do love these cupcakes.  If they were in my house they wouldn't last very long.  So once again I am grateful that the Cupcakes Inspirations Challenges only send me photos for inspiration.  If you aren't inspired by the cupcakes this week we also offer you a color challenge - pool, white and chocolate.  You've got two ways to play along in the challenge, so you have to get busy and play along.  This week we have one of our regular sponsors - Fresh Brewed Designs.  There's lots to choose from at Fresh Brewed, my favorites are the coffee related images.  Funny thing, I don't like snow, but I love snow themed images and I don't like coffee but I love coffee themed images.  Go figure... I was supposed to be making the point that there's something for everybody at Fresh Brewed so be sure to link up your creation for a chance to win some digis.

My card was inspired by the cupcake photo and I used the colors.  There's no sentiment on the card so that I have the choice of saving it as a Christmas card or using it as a winter note or birthday card.  Now it's your turn to make a card.  If you need some more inspiration pop over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team has created and that's where you'll find the linky to add your card to the submissions.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Fresh Brewed Designs "Snow Buddy on Ice" digi
ink - hp printer
paper - My Favorite Things "Hot Fudge" and "Sno-Cone" card stock; Close To My Heart "Aspen" dp
miscellaneous - copics; striped ribbon; SU Soft Suede dotted ribbon; snowflake charm; Taylored Expressions "Make a Snowflake" dies; Viva Glitter pen "Holo Iridescent"; My Favorite Things "Oval Stax" die-namics; pearls; SU slotted punch

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge CIC194 - photo
Sweet Stampin' - Show Us Your Frillies/Frills
2 Sisters #127 - Brown, White and Blue
Crafty Sentiments - Winter Fun
Sisterhood of Stampers - Baby, It's Cold Outside
Fab N Funky #154 - Get Moving
Creative Card Crew #27 - Snow and Ice

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Friday, January 18, 2013

SFTW - Something Girly

I sure hope you have some free time this weekend because Stampin' for the Weekend has a great challenge for you.   It's "Something Girly", you can't tell me that isn't an easy peasy challenge.  I know I loved it.  First I went through my stamps and decided that a high heel is one of my favorite girly images.  I went with the leopard shoe so next I pulled matching papers.  I wish I could tell how much fun that was.  Then it was on to picking out girly embellishments, flowers and lace and pearls, oh my!  I don't think it gets and easier or any more fun than this.  The sponsor is Live and Love.  So make some time to play along with us and link your card up on the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge blog so we can check it out and you can be in the draw for the prize.
Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties -"Sassy Shoes" and "Birthday Sentiments"
ink - MFT Color Box "Licorice"
paper - Stampin' Up "Soft Suede" card stock; Me and My Big Ideas animal print dp; Stampin' Up "Subtles Pattern Stax" cp
miscellaneous - My Favorite Things "Oval Stax" and "Doily Duo" die-namics; Prisma Flower; black mini brads; lace; black waxed linen thread; shoe charm; machine stitching
Here's the challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Something Girly
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Easy as 1-2-3, 1) Word Sentiment, 2) Pieces of Patterned Paper, 3) Pieces of Bling/Embellishments
4 Crafty Chicks 4CCC#125 - Pearls, Pearls, Pearls
Whoopsie Daisy - Monochromatic
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Jack Frost

Those of you that know me, either in real life or on line know that I do not like the cold but I do like cold weather images, go figure.  I'm also fond of blue Christmas and winter cards so this Jellypark Jack Frost is perfect for me.  Add to that I found a couple challenges that featured blue and thus this card. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Jellypark "Jack Frost" digi
ink - hp printer
paper - Bazzill "Admiral" card stock; Creative Memories "Candy Cane Album Kit" dp
miscellaneous - copics; brads; bling; cord; snowflake charm; Taylored Expressions "Snowflake Border" and "Make a Snowflake" dies

Here's the challenges:
Pinspirational - photo (blue tea cup cupcakes)
MilkCoffee - Snowflakes/Snow plus glitter/sparkle
Crafty Sentiments Designs- Winter Fun
Crafty Creations #205 - Snowflakes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Baby, It's Cold Outside (love this song, especially the version by Rod Stewart and Dolly Parton)
Whoopsie Daisy - Monochromatic
City Crafter week 142 - Winter Blues
Creative Card Crew - Snow and Ice
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas in January 
Papertake Weekly - Baby, It's Cold Outside
Splitcoast Stampers - January Christmas, Christmas wedding (old, new, borrowed, blue)

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013


It's about time.  No, it's "Inspired by Time".  AND I needed a masculine card right now so it's timely.  OK, enough of this silliness.  It's Wednesday, time for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge and I love this sketch.  It's perfect for what I needed.  It's my brother's birthday and I needed to make a masculine card.  
Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Inspired By Time"
ink - MFT Color Box "Kraft"
paper - MFT "Kraft", "Natural" and "Hot Fudge" card stock; Bo Bunny "Timepiece" collection
miscellaneous - mini brads; MFT "Circle Stax" die-namics; Recollections tape
Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club MFTWSC107 - sketch
Simon Says - Washi Tape
Crafts and Me #116 - Something New (stamp set)
Crafting for all Seasons #43 - Something New (stamp set)
Whoopsie Daisy - Monochromatic
Oooh, La, La #121 - Happy Birthday
2 Sisters - Celebrations
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PWC241 - Use Ribbon

Do you need something easy to do today?  Well Paper Pretties has a nice and easy challenge for this week, "Use Ribbon".  You can use any stamp you'd like but if you have a Paper Pretties stamp or digi we'd sure like to see you use them.  Speaking of digis, Paper Pretties is releasing another ARTish digi today.  You can check it out here.
Here's the deets:
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Stampin' Up "So Saffron"; Imaginisce "Splash Dance - Bathing Beauties" and "Splash Dance - Bubble Bash"
miscellaneous - copics; Pazzles clam shell; the Cat's Pajamas seam binding and divine twine; sun charm; My favorite Things "Circle Stax" die-namics; brads;

Heres' the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC241 - Use ribbon
Pause, Dream Enjoy #1 - Use Ribbon
Dream Valley #48 - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Tie a Ribbon Around It

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mo's Shy Nessa Valentine

That's one big box of chocolates.  They're probably lining the shelves of the local CVS with those boxes.  I used to wonder who brought those five pound boxes till the day after Valentine's day when one of my co-workers came into the office with one.  Her father had brought it and her mother wanted it out of the house.  It's a good thing no one ever gave me one because I wouldn't have given it away. 
Here's the deets:
stamp - Mo Manning "Shy Valentine Nessa" digi; sentiment Close To My Heart "Whooo's Your Valentine"
ink - hp printer; sentiment Versa Magic "Pink Petunia" chalk ink
paper - Bazzill "Frosted Teal" and "Parakeet" card stock; Recollections "Pink Plaid" and "Itsy Bitsy Ditsy Cherry Pie" dp
miscellaneous - copics; Martha Stewart embossed Zig Zag punch; divine twine; heart charm; heart button; Spellbinder's "circle " dies
Here's the challenges:
Bronte and Bella #168 - Something New (new image)
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Remembering the 70's

I've heard it said that if you remember the 70's you weren't there.  I understand what that means because I was there and I do remember some of it, but jeez, that's a long time ago.  Those were the peace and love days when bell bottom blue jeans had to be washed a dozen times to look like they were, no such thing as stone wash back then.  Stone wash wasn't the only thing that didn't exist yet.  Here's just a few things we didn't have: cell phones; big screen TVs; cable TV; home computers and the internet; DVDs; iPods; iPads; iAnythings.  It was a much more innocent time but everything changes, it wouldn't be long before cable was in my house, and the music industry started changing.  We went from vinyl, to CDs, Walkmen to iPods.  It just keeps changing,  and I hope I can keep up with it.
Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "DG Far Out"
ink - Tuxedo "Memento Black" and My Favorite Things Color Box "Razzle Berry"
paper - Stampin' Up "Orchid Opulence" and "Crushed Curry" card stock; My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline- Fiddlesticks" dp
miscellaneous - copics; MFT "Heart Doily" die-namic; purple waxed twine; peace sign charm; Pazzles "ticket" and "peace sign" cuts; heart brads; machine stitching
Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things MFTWSC106 - sketch
The Squirrel and the Fox #35 - Anything Goes
Allsorts week 189 - Dies and Punches
Delightful - Add Hearts
CCEE 1302 - New Toys (the dies and the stamp are all new)
Crafty Creations #204 - Something New  (the dies and the stamp are all new)
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Sunday, January 13, 2013

PIO #2 - Funny Card

Pile It On's  challenge #2 of the year could easily be my favorite.  It's to make a humorous birthday card.  Who among you doesn't love to torment anyone older than yourself with an insultingly funny card?  Sadly, for some of us, no names mentioned, the list of people we can send this kind of card to is growing shorter.   I've remedied that by sending them to people younger than me too, hey, they're getting up there now too and it's about time I let them know it.  And yes I know that it leaves the inevitable "you'll always be older than me" remark to be made but it's going to be made sooner or later in the conversation anyway so I might as well get my dig in there too.  Have you noticed that the people who are only a little bit younger than you are the ones who really like to dig it in, or am I the only one who has that kind of friend?
Here's the deets:
stamp - Bugaboo "Make It Snappy Stella - Stella Birthday Old Fart"
ink - hp printer
paper - My Favorite Things "Kraft" card stock; October Afternoon "Sarsaparilla"' Stampin' up "Brilliant Blue"
miscellaneous - copics; mini brads; buttons; burlap twine

Chris' Challenges:
Pile It On #2 - Funny Birthday
Ruby's Rainbow #45 - Smile
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes  collection closed
2 Sisters #126- Celebrations
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes
Challenges for Everybody #11 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #48- Anything Goes

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Shopping Our Stash #84 - Use Your Old Buttons

CIC193 - Bugaboo


Look at those sweet little birdies, I'm not sure if they're puffins or penguins, but I'm pretty sure that it really doesn't matter.  You decide what it is about them that you like, be inspired by it and create something for this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge, then link it up for a chance to win the prize from this week's sponsor Bugaboo.  Bugaboo is one of my favorite shopping spots because besides the cute images like the penguin I used for my card, I can find funny images there. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Bugaboo "Poppi Water Toy"; sentiment A Muse
Ink - hp printer and Memento "Teal Zeal"
paper -Stampin' Up "So Saffron" cardstock; DCWV blue card stock scrap; My Mind's Eye "Kraft Funday Happy Days" 
miscellaneous - copics; sun brad; buttons; hemp twine; Stampin' Up "Oval" and "Scalloped Oval" punches; mini brads

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC193 - photo
Top Tip Tuesdays #93 - Fur or Feathers
Pinspirational #39 - Penguins photo
Whoopsie Daisy - Die Cuts and Punches
Top Tip Tuesdays #93 - Fur or Feathers
Ruby's Rainbow - #45 - Smile

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Jellypark Friends - Winter Animals

Have you had enough rest for the holidays?  If you're ready to get back to crafting it's time for a new Jellypark Friends challenge.  I am so glad that the challenges are back and even happier that the holiday craziness has subsided.   Oddly, if you live in my neck of the woods, things in general are starting to get a little crazy as this is "the season" and the snow birds are arriving en masse, they don't disturb my crafting, if anything they make me want to stay home more and then I craft more.   But I digress...
This week's challenge is "Winter Animals" which gives me an excuse to use one of my favorite images from the Christmas collection.  I just love these Polar bears and knew I was going to use the S.E.I. paper with the green snowflakes I just didn't know I was going to make a shaped card - especially when I didn't have to!  Well, if you follow me or are a regular on Splitcoast Stampers you know that I won the grand prize, a Pazzle, for completing all the Hope You Can Cling To challenges.  If you don't know what a Pazzle is, it's an electronic cutting machine, which operates off computer software.  It's very cool, and that's what I used to make the cup.  I cut out two of them and adhered them together with a small piece of matching card stock.  I suppose I could have made it with a fold on the left hand side but I thought of that after I started playing around.  While there are snowflakes borders I could have made with the Pazzle I have an EK Success punch which I used for this border.   I used the little flakes that it punched out to decorate the card.  I'm going to tell you a secret, and this is a tip for the Top Tip Tuesday challenge.  There was a little pink dot on my image so I covered it with one of the snowflakes.  There's almost always something you can do to save your work when something goes wrong.  Just remember - "embellish, embellish, embellish".
Here's the deets:
ink - hp printer
paper - Bazzill "Patch" and "Parakeet" card stock; S.E.I. "Berry Melody - Frosty Pup" dp
miscellaneous - copics; EK Success "Snowflake" punch; green cord; snowflake charm; bling; My Favorite Things "Oval Stax" die
Here's the challenges:
Jellypark Friends - Winter Animals
Top Tip Tuesdays #93 - Fur or Feathers 
Dream Valley #48 - Anything Goes
Love To Create - #47 - Winter Wonderland
Whoopsie Daisy - Die cuts and Punches
Creative Card Crew - Snow and Ice
ABC Christmas - A for Animal
Crafting for all Seasons - Something New (the card was cut with a new Pazzles)
Crafts and Me -Winter Wonderland
Creative Belli #160 Winter/Snowmen
Sisterhood of Crafters - Baby It's Cold Outside
CCEE1302 - New Toys (the Pazzles)
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Big News, Im a Pretty Girl Again

Big News!  I'm a pretty girl again!  Wohoo!  I'm very excited to be working with Paper Pretties again, I hope you'll enjoy my Paper Pretties creations.  For this week's challenge we're asking you to use brads.  That's pretty easy, I know you can do that so after you've finished your card pop over to the Paper Pretties challenge blog and link it up.  Who knows, you could be the winner of some digi images like this cutie pie Birthday Bird.

There are two new digi images being released today.  This one is "Happy Bird-day" by Fawn Palmer.  Very cute, don't you think.  I had to have it.  First of all it goes perfectly with this paper and secondly I have a couple friends who say "Happy Birdie" (I'm not the only one that's easily amused).  I know the Paper Pretties fans love ARTish digis so don't worry there's an ARTish image there too. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Happy Bird-day"\
ink - dp printer
paper - My Favorite Things "Sno-Cone" and "Kraft" card stock; Recollections "Watercolor, Cherry Blossom" and "Itsy Bitsy Ditsy Cherry Pie"
miscellaneous - copics; lace; divine twine; heart charm; mini brads; flower brads; cotton candy stickles
Here's the challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #129 - Shiny and New (new image)
Top Tip Tuesday #93 - Fur or Feather
Ooh La La #121 - Happy Birthday
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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Teddy Bo, A Warm Hello

Love this sketch for the Seems a Little sketchy challenge and finally got to post my card, with little time to spare before the challenge closes. 
Here's the deets:
stamp - Teddy Bo; Sentiment from A Muse 
ink - hp printer and Memento "Lady Bug" for sentiment
paper - My Favorite Things "Natural" and "Sweet Tooth" card stock; My Mind's Eye "Wonderful Winter" dp pad
miscellaneous - copics; Taylored Expressions "Make a Snowflake" die; Stampin' Up punch; bling
Here's the challenges:
Fairy Tale #58 - Animals and Pets
Fussy and Fancy #79 - Furry Friends
Simply Create Too #28 - Let It Snow
What If Wednesdays DCC#123 - Make It Snow
Creative Belli - #160 - Winter/Snowmen
Crafts and Me - Winter Wonderland
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Time To Celebrate

This birthday card was made using the sketch from My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club.  Since the flourishes are made with a light color card stock I flipped the sketch, mirror image, so that the flourishes would be on areas of the paper with more blue flowers. 
Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "A La Mode, Time to Celebrate"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and "Danube Blue"
paper - Close To My Heart "Pemberly"
miscellaneous - copics; Stampin' Up  crocheted ribbon; blue cord; charm; Spellbinder's "Curved Rectangles" die'; My Favorite Things "Sentimental Flourish" and "Mini Tab Quartet" die-namics; pearls; corner punch; machine stitching
Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club MFTWSC105 - sketch
Totally Papercrafts #148 - Something New (the flourish die)
Crafty Catz #164 - Anything Goes
Spitcoast Stampers WT408 - New Year, New Toy
Cute Card Thursday #250 - Something New (the flourish die)
Simon Says - New Something (the flourish die)
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CIC192 - 7 Kids College Fund

That cupcake sure looks like a New Year's Eve party to me.  Just in case this Cupcake Inspirations Challenge photo doesn't inspire you  we've added a color palette that you can use for your card.  This week's sponsor is 7 Kids College Fund.  They've got everything you need for paper crafting so get your supplies out cause you can definitely use that prize.

I was inspired by the cupcake because I just happen to have an Obsession Impression stamp that looks an awful lot like the cupcake pictured here.  There's red glitter on the ribbon and gold glitter on the circles and some gold and red bling. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - image Impression Obsession; sentiment My Favorite Things "A La Mode  Martinis on Me"
ink - image Memento "Tuxedo Black" and sentiment Brilliance "Galaxy Gold"
paper - Stampin' Up "Cherry Cobbler" card stock; My Favorite Things "Hot Fudge" card stock; My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Christmas"
miscellaneous - copics; Spellbinder's "Oval" dies; bling; Stampin' Up "Modern Label" punch; hemp twine; mini brads; Viva Glitter pen "Ruby" and "Gold"

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC192 - photo
Paper Pretties PWC239 - Bling
L'il Red Wagon  #166 - New Year
Tuesday Throwdown #128 - Bright and Happy New Year
Partytime Tuesday #PTT101 - Celebrate 
2 Sisters #125 - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts #148 - Something New

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Friday, January 4, 2013

SFTW - Anything Goes

Happy New Year!  Maybe you don't make New Year's cards, I never used to but I like them better than belated Christmas cards if you catch my drift. 

This week at Stampin' for the Weekend our challenge theme is "Anything Goes" and we're sponsored by Stamp Fairy.  I've been very lucky to be on design teams for challenges that are sponsored by Stamp Fairy so I have lots of cute images (you can see more of my Stamp Fairy cards by clicking on it in the labels near the bottom of the side bar).  If you're not that lucky why not make a card for our challenge.  It's anything goes so you can make whatever you need or want.  Link it up on our challenge blog and you've got a chance to win Stamp Fairy booty.  Come on, you're probably going to make a card anyway so you might as well enter it in the Stampin' For the Weekend challenge.  We'd love to see what you create.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Stamp Fairy "Mimi Stars"; year numbers My Favorite things "Journal It Calendar Basics"
ink - hp printer; year numbers Memento "Bamboo Leaves"
paper - October Afternoon "Cakewalk" dp; Bazzill "Hillary (green)" and "Sunbeam" card stock
miscellaneous - copics; Viva glitter pen "Gold"; buttons; burlap twine; star charm; My Favorite Things "Postal Stamp Stax" die-namics; machine stitching; mini brads; pearls

Here's the challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Simon Says - New Something (image and die are new for me)
L'il Red Wagon #166 - New Year
TuesdayThrowdown #128 - Bright and Happy New Year
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Whoopsie Daisy - Celebrate

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  I was able to make a couple cards today so the year is off to a good start. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Stampin' Up "Greeting Card Kids"
ink - Memento "Rich Cocoa"
paper - Stampin' Up "Cherry Cobbler" and "Pretty in Pink" card stock, "Sending Love" dsp; My Favorite Things "Natural" card stock
miscellaneous - SU "Pretty in Pink" marker; Candy Cane" divine twine; heart charm; SU crochet ribbon; pink pearls; Spellbinder's "Heart" and "Scalloped Heart" dies; My Favorite Things "Fishtail Stax" die

Here's the challenges:
Paper Craft Crew - sketch #22
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
City Crafter week 140 - Vintage Girl and Vintage Boy
Pause Dream Enjoy #52 - Anything Goes

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