Monday, December 31, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Post

Happy New Years Eve. It is Monday so it is time for my Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Post. Today I decided to revisit on of my favorite stamps from Greeting Farm, Cheeky Geeky.  I used my MME paper to paper piece her outfit.  This image was colored with my Copics. I decided to search the web for some new Copic Hair combo ideas and found a bunch and this one is a keeper for me.

Hair: 35,33,31,21
Skin: E02,E00, E000

The sentiment is hard to see in the picture but comes from an A La Modes MFT stamp set.
I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:

Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts-based on sketch  
Outlawz Challenge-Friday Copics-Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle-Anything Goes
Daring Cardmaker-Paper Piecing
Stampin for the Weekend-Anything Goes
Electric Ellapu-Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy-Anything Goes

Hope everyone has a GREAT New Years Eve. No exciting plans for me. I will be home with the kiddos drinking our non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice to get to bed after midnight and go to work the next day! Yep, I am working..hospitals never close to off to work I do on 1/1. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Elisabeth Bell Challenge Snowflakes

Welcome to our Monthly Challenge over at
Elisabeth Bell's World.

We want to see you use "Snowflakes" and/or snow themed stamping on your creation.

Remember you MUST use a Elisabeth Bell image.
If you are not sure of the rules for our challenge they can be found at the top of the blog just under the header.
Today I used a stamp one of my favorite Belles & Whistles Stamps.  I colored the image with my Copics and did some paper piecing of the scarfs and the trim on the outfit.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Elphine House: Snow Swirls
Fashionista: Winter
Crafts & Me Challenge-Winter Wonderland
Tammy Scrapin Corners-Blue,Sparkle, Pattern Paper
Card Mania-Snowflakes 

Loves Rubberstamps- Happy New Years

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate.  I prescheduled this post since I am pretty sure at this moment I am covered in wrapping paper shreds. 
Today our challenge at Loves Rubberstamps is New Year Celebrations - Make a creation celebrating the New Year, Party Themed, Drinks, Cocktails, Party Dresses & Tuxes... etc

We are super lucky to be sponsored by one of my favorite stamp creator, Kristi Smith from Saturated Canary.  You can find her lovely stamps over at Loves Rubberstamps too

I used MME Paper, and colored the image on my Crafter's Companion paper with my Copics.
I used E23 & E21for the skin
Hair is E31, E33, E 53, 51,50
Blues: BG 10,15,
Yellows: Y13,15

Monday, December 24, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Inspirations

Happy Monday to everyone.  It is Christmas Eve and we are prepping to go to grandma house for the day. Before we run off, I wanted to show you my final Christmas card for the season for this Monday's Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Post.  

Today I used a image by Kraftin Kimmie called Joy.  I created a small gift card holder to put my brother's Gift card into.

I decided to paper piece her outfit. The paper is from my K & Company paper stash.  Images was colored with my Copics.
I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Crafty Sentiments Designs-Treat Bag Inspiration

Today I am featuring an Inspirational Post for Crafty Sentiments. I decided to do a treat bag and use the fantastic stamp-Primrose-Sweet Cookies.

I put a few Ghiradelli candies in there and left it for my post man...he is always very busy delivering me packages and taking all my packages I mail out so I figured he would like a little thank you for the extra work I give him LOL.

Now remember **If we can reach 230 Followers by the new year
There will be 2 more prizes!!
So spread the word 

I will also be entering this one in to the following challenges.

Creative Moments-Anything but a Card
Crafty Hazelnut-Anything Goes with Christmas
Card Crafter's Circle-Christmas
Sparkle and Glitter-Last Minute Shopping
Cutie Pie Challenge-Cute Christmas
Simon Says Stamp and Show-Gift Giving

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Paper Crafting World-Fast And Fabulous

Welcome to Day 22 at Paper Crafting World.  Can you believe we have only 3 more days to Christmas?  My girls are bouncing with anticipation right now. 

Today our THEME is Fast n' Fabulous. Create a project with the super last minute idea in mind. Can be a quick gift card holder, money envelope or 3-D type project that can be done for all those "last minute" gift giving list "add ons"

Today I used a tutorial I found at SplitCoast Stampers.  Here is the link.
I used my Winter Frolic Cartridge. The paper is from K & Company that I got last year from Michaels .

This will be my last post for PCW as a December guest designer and it has been a blast!

I will also be entering this creation into the following challenges:

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Bells-EB Digi Bells DT

Welcome to our monthly new digital release from the super talented Elisabeth Bell.  You should have join me over from the lovely Wendy blog and I know her gorgeous card inspired you all. 

This gorgeous new image is called Christmas Bells.  I colored this image with my Copics

Skin: E11,01,00,000,R20

The hair is actually with my Spectrum Noirs which is a new combo I love-TN7,8,EB5,EB9. 

The background is a Spellbinders die and the snowflakes are from my collection and the lovely rhinestones are from Recollections. 

Now enjoy another card on the next stop in your journey, Rose.

Do not forget to comment along the way for a chance to win this lovely image.

I will also be entering this lovely creation into the following challenges:

Stampin for the Weekend-Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffett-Christmas Related
Elphine House-Bingo Line-Snowflakes, Lace (lace doily) and Gems
Crafts 4 Eternity-Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Challenge-Color Inspiration
Milk Coffee Challenge-Christmas or Winter
Crafts and Me-Winter Wonderland
Made Especially for You-Use three snowflakes

Thursday, December 20, 2012

EB Digi Bells Letters to Santa

Hello Everyone. It is Olivia here and I am showcasing the adorably sweet digital image called Letters to Santa. I do not know about you but we love to mail out of Christmas cards. We are in the final stretch of Christmas preparedness here and I am happy to be ahead of the game this year.

I just adore this image and I used my trusty Copics, Echo Park paper-Very Merry Christmas and some supplies from my stash to create this card.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow at the Digi Bells Blog for a GORGEOUS new digital image that Elisabeth will be releasing. I am so in love with it and can not wait for you to hop along to get a chance to win tomorrow's beauty. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Latinas En America-Christmas (Navidad)
Creative Belli-Christmas
DYSU-Anything Goes
Crafts and Me-Winter Wonderland
One Crazy Stamper-Holidays
Fashionista Challenge-Winter

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

MIC Christmas

Before the Make It Crafty Shop Closed for the holiday season, I was able to stock up on some great new digis that have been released.
The minute I saw this one I feel in love and knew I had to have it.
The digi is called Penelope Watching Santa
I colored the image with my Copics and I admit I used alot of them so did not do a good job keeping track of them.
I also added Stickle. Since the picture itself has alot of activity I opted to just focus on the image.

I will be entering the card into the following challenges:

Anything Goes: Traditional Christmas colors
A&T Emerald Fairies Challenge-Christmas
LEJ designs- Santa is coming to town
Hooked on Crafts- Christmas
CCEE stampers- Santa coming to town
Digi Makeover Challenge-Gifts 
Copic Marker Europe-Christmas
Winter Wonderland-oh Christmas tree
Sweet Stampin-Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Stamping Sensations-TreeMendous

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Christmas or Chanukah

Welcome to another weekly challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps.
Today is a super easy challenge for many which is
Merry Christmas or Happy Chanukah themes
Not only are you entering for a fabulous gift card to the Loves Rubberstamps Store but also for some fantastic digis from our sponsor

Today I used an image generously donated to our DT by Sweet and Sassy Stamps called Away in the Manager.  I used my Authentique Festive Paper Pak (you can tell I am loving this one huh) and my Whimsy Christmas Sentiments Stamps with the Notables Fancy Die. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Eureka Stamps-Christmas Spirit
Forever Friends-Christmas Cards
Kadoodles Cards-Christmas/Holiday
Party Time Tuesday-Color Inspirations
Squigglefly-Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Here Comes the Boys-Christmas

Crafty Sentiments-Glitter

It is time for another fantastic challenge over at Crafty Sentiments.  Today our challenge is GLITTER! This one is a super easy one for me since I love anything that sparkles and glitters. 

I decided to use one of the newest release stamps called Christmas Dress.
Isn't she a doll!  The paper is from my stash as well as the rhinestones. I used some Wild Orchid Flowers in combo with some pink flowers I had in my collection. The image was colored with my Copics and add Stickle for glitter.

Pink Dress: R81,83,85
Beige: E42,43
Skin: YR00,YR000
Hair: E7,9,19

Hope to see your lovely creations in our Crafty Sentiments Challenge.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Tammy Scrapin Corner-Anything Goes
House of Gilli-Add Sparkle
Love To Create-Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu-Anything Goes
My Grafico-Anything Goes

Monday, December 17, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Inspirations-Wild Rose

It is Monday morning so that means it is time for my Loves Rubberstamps Morning Inspirations.  I am knee deep in Christmas preparations...almost finished my wrapping, shipping and last minute teacher gifts.

Today I am showcasing a card with one of the newly released Wild Rose Studios Image, Annabelle with Sledge.

I used my Authentique festive Paper Pack and the Sentiment is actually from a Kraftin Kimie stamps.

I will be entering this card in the following Challenges

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sentimental Sundays-Tag Your It

Welcome to another Sentimental Sundays challenge.  Today our theme are TAGS!

I decided to dust off some of my older stamp sets and use them. This is actually a stamp set from CTMH that I got when I purchase the Art Philosophy Cart.  I cut out the trees, stamped them with two different colors ink and then used some faux stitching and twine, ribbon and rhinestones from my stash.

I will be entering this one into the following challenge:

One Crazy Stamper

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I hope everyone is getting a chance to enjoy their weekend and remember to spend that quality time with our loved ones.  My heart has been filled with many emotions since yesterday and my thoughts and deepest sympathy goes out to all of the families who were so deeply affected in CT. 

 We mourn as a country and has human beings for the loss of loves ones.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Welcome to Day 14 at Paper Crafting World. Today our theme is
  SEPTEMBER-Back 2 School, Apples and or Honey
You can create a Calendar Page to correspond with the calendar that we will be completing during this event and or you can create a project that showcases the back to school and or apples and or honey (bees are fine too) themes.

Now look who got another page done!!! Now this one is not too these are the first day of school pictures for my oldeste daughter who is now in 3rd grade...3 year is not too bad right LOL.

Again being layout challenged, I very happily used the sketch over at MFT to do this layout.  I used my Locker Talk for the words "First Day at School" and the pencil is actually from my Community Cart.  I had those crayon brads in my stash for a while and went with this color scheme to match.

Now do not forget to stop by to see the freebies that are available for today.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Paper Crafting World-August Theme

Welcome to day 13 at Paper Crafting World. Today our theme is Chillaxin!.
You can create a project that showcases the beach, pool, vacation theme. Anything that would represent the idea of "Chillin' Out" and or Relaxing....."Chillaxin""

I decide to do a scrap page from my 10 year anniversary cruise I took this year.  The paper is actually from a scrap page set I got on the Carnival cruise line.  I then  took out my Life's a Beach to create the medallions and wave border and the flower on top.  I used Pack Your Bags for the Cruise ship. 

Used a layout idea from CTMH scrapbook pages cause I have noooo imagination for layout so I usually use a preexisting sketch for them.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Paper Crafting World-Cocoa & Gift Card holder

Welcome to Day 12 of Paper Crafting World 25 Days of Christmas Celebration.
Today our theme is KRIS and KOMPANY

Create a project using Santa (Kris Kringle) and or his merry band of workers, elves, Ms. Claus, etc. !.
Today I used the FANTASTIC DIGI that PCW is offering as a freebie so be sure to stop by the site to pick it up cause these are DAILY freebies.

I used some of my Flocking power to thicken Kris beard and colored the image with my Copics. I then decided to create this gift card, hot cocoa holder.
I can not find the video link that I got this one from but I do have the dimensions so I will list them if anyone wants to try this.
1 piece of cardstock 6 3/4 x 7 3/8
1 piece 3 1/4 x 4 7/8
1 piece 2 1/2 x 3/12
For the large piece score on the vertical side @ 3 1/2 and then turn the other side vertical so that you score again @ 3 1/2 to create the thin band in the center of the card
For the cocoa pocket score vertically @ 4 1/8 and 4 1/2
then horizontally score at 2 1/2 and 2 7/8
cut out the very bottom corners and then fold the crease lines inward and tape the bottoms score lines to the large cardstock (I used scor tape for this)
Tape on the side and bottom and leave top part open to slide your Cocoa packet into.
For Gift card just tape side and bottom leaving top open to slide in card.
I found it easier to decorate everything first and then add the cocoa gift holder part. 
You can create a belly band or a ribbon to hold this close.
I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps-Snow

 It is Tuesday morning and welcome to another fantastic challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps. We have two great prizes for the winner, a GC to our lovely store and 5 Kenny K Images! I am a big lover of Kenny K so was delighted to be able to us done of his images, Mistletoe.

The image was colored with my Copics and colored on Crafter's Companion paper.

I have had this red snowflake paper in my stash for so long and not sure who it is but I am soo excited to be able to use it!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine-Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges-Christmas
ABC Challenge-Let it Snow
Love to Create-Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy-Use Your Stash
Here Comes the Boys-Christmas
Oozak-Anything with Red

Monday, December 10, 2012

I am an Inkette! Yeah.

I recently got some great news that I have been picked to be ok the Inky Impressions Challenges design team. If you have not seen these fantastically adorable stamps please be sure to stop by the store, Inky Impressions, and hope to see many of my friendly followers creations over at their challenges.

Loves Rubberstamps Morning Inspirations

Today I decide to just feature some quick and cute pillow boxes I created use the Authentique Paper Set.  I used my Cricut Art Philosophy cart and cut them at 5 inches.  I think used the Whimsy Sentiments stamps and the Fancy Notables Die to stamp and decorate on the boxes. 

These are the perfect size for gift cards for my daughter's preschool teachers.

Hope you are planning to have a great rest of your day. Off to finish off my Christmas shopping.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

My Craft Spot-wrap it up
Stamptacular Sundays-anything but a card
Whimsy Stamps-Anything Festive

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cricut gift card holders

Had some time to play with my Cricut and make some super quick gift card holders...super simple but I think pretty cute.

I simply used a 4x12 strip, score @ 4, 8 and then you fold in the middle panel to create a pocket, cut a slit to slide your gift card into and then tape sides with Scor Tape.

I created the Poinsetta with the Flower Shoppe cartridge which I cut at 2 inches x 2 and one at 1.34. leaves at 2 inches and center roll at 1.34.

The wreath and reindeer were cut at 3 inches via my Christmas Noel cart.  The paper is a combo of scraps from K & Company and Authentique.

All the sentiments are from My Pink Stamper set.

Crafty Hazelnut Christmas-Reindeer
My Sheri's Crafts-It's a Wrap
Sweet Stampin-Dies & Punches
Moving Along with the Times-Clean & Simple
Paper Playtime-Traditional Christmas Color
Die Cutting Divas-Holiday Spirit
Hooked On Crafts-Christmas
Cricut Chirp-holiday theme
Hiding in my Craft Room-Scraps

Sentimental Sundays=Gift Card Holder

Happy Sunday Everyone. Welcome to another Sentimental Sundays post. Today our challenge is to create a Gift card holder.  Our fabulous sponsors this week are Bugaboo and Di's Digi Downloads.

I used the Bugaboo Image, Scarlett Mistletoe with one of the matching sentiments. Going put on of my hubby's gift cards in here.

The paper is from Authentique-Festive and this is what the inside looks like.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Birthday Fairy

Okay another super quick post since I made this one with a Challenge in mind and I do not want to miss the cut off.
Used MME paper pad, Whimsy Stamp (Birthday Notables), Colored with my Copics and used a different skin tone set then I have before.
I tried using for the Skin: E21,23,R02,R00-still thinking about this one. I wanted a tan look but think I will have to keep trying on this one.
I will be entering this one in

EB Digi Bells Showcase Time

Welcome back EB fans. It is Olivia again enjoying this lovely morning here in New Jersey. Though it is definitely feeling cold, I wanted to bring a little sunshine in with this cheery card featuring the adorable and versatile image called Love You This Much

Sorry for the rush but have a Vet appt, Eye appt and early dismissal today so have to be on the move.

I used MME paper pad for this and some of the Prima Flowers from my stash with a bit of bling.  The image was colored with my Spectrum Noirs mostly

Blues: BT 1,2,3,4
Yellows: CT 1,2,3,4

Hair & Skin are Copics-
Hair: E 23,25,27
Skin: E11, E00,E000,R20

Have a great day everyone and I will be back soon with another B-day card.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Post

Did you know that Crafty Sentiments has a great Inspirational Blog where DT members showcase some great cards to get your MOJO flowing.  If you are not already a follower be sure to sign up since there are often

Today I used this great stamp called Tobey Carrying the Christmas Tree.

I used the paper set by Echo Park-Very Merry Christmas for this one and colored the image with my Spectrum Noirs and my Copics.  Still working on mastering black hair...have a ways to go.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

One Stop Craft Challenge-One of the Boys @ Christmas
Whimsy Inspirations-Festive
Aud Sentiments-Holidays
No Matter Which-Christmas
Charisma Cardz-Christmas
Crafts and Me-Anything Goes
Through the Craft Door-Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper-Holiday

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Some Odd Girl-Tag

Some Odd Girl is having a big linking party and I decided to get my act together and use one of their images to create a tag. 

This paper has been in my stash forever. I cut the ornament from my Cricut on the Joy of Season Cart and then I colored up Kaylee. 

I also had the white flocking powder so decided to add that to her boots, collar and the ornament. 

Colored the image with my Copics

Face: YR00,YR000,R20, E01, E02
Outfit: R35,37,39
Hair: E 57,37,35,23

I will be linking this one up to

Some Odd Girl Holiday Linking Party
Anything Goes Challenge-Tags
Party Time Tuesday-Christmas Tag
Inky Impressions-Winter/Snow
Cardz TV-must use a die cut for Christmas theme project
Oozak-Anything Goes plus Red
Electric Ellapu-Snowflakes or Santa Paws
Quirky Crafts-Christmas Tag
Stamptacular Sundays-Photo Inspiration

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Anything Goes

Welcome to another Anything Goes Challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog. Does it get any better than this???? I love this theme and I decided to showcase on of the Treat Boxes I made and used a one of my favorite lines from My Favorite Things...the A La Modes-Candy Cane Kisses. Now this is a retiring set so make sure you grab it while you can cause soon it will be gone.

Now I take no credit for the creation of this box. I saw a video on Youtube and decided to NOT do the cut out window part on this one.   This is actually a decent size inside to fill with candies and such. Colored the image with my Copics this time.

Hope to see your fantastic creations in our next challenge.

Will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Totally Stampalicious-Anything but a card
Anything but a Card-Anything Goes but a card
Totally Papercrafts-anything Christmasy but a card
Sassy studios-anything but a card
Tuesday Alchemy-Anything but a Card

Crafty Sentiments-Snowmen

Welcome back for another fantastic weekly challenge over at Crafty Sentiments.  Today our Challenge theme is Snowmen (or SnowWomen).

Our Challenge prize is a £10 voucher . If you use a Crafty Sentiments image you will be in for 2 chances of winning.

We are also having a facebook challenge - anything goes as long as you use a Crafty Sentiments image there is another £10 voucher up for grabs there.  It can be found here but the facebook challenge is almost up so hurry over there to link up.

Today I used the fabulous stamp, Primrose and the Snowman.  Colored it with my Copics/Spectrum Noirs

Blues: B93,95,97
hair Y21,11,Y23
Grays: C5,C3
Browns: (actually SN EB5,EB8)

Be sure to hope on over to our blog and join in!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Yeah I did another scrap page!

So found some great time one Saturday to get some more scrap book pages done.  I am actually current with my littlest annual Bday pictures I get done at JC Pennys! She is an August baby and a lover of pink so that is why this is not really a Wintery type scene here.

This is from a retired paper collection by CTMH called Sophia that I still had piles of so decided to use it.  I also used some ribbon I had in my stash, the matching journal notes for the Sophia set and the MFT Faux Crochet Border. The quote is from my stash of Rub ons I that are all about Girls!  Also hit my Chipboard stash here too.  Love it when I start clearing things up. 

The layout inspiration came from MFT Scrap Challenge that they have restarted and gave me the push I need to get some pages done. I actually used this layout twice but the second is a upcoming DT project so no peeking! You need to link up via Splitcoast stampers to do this.

I will also be entering this one on the Paper Girls Challenge Blog-multi pic layouts. 

Loves Rubberstamps Morning Inspirations-Stamping Bella-Quinn

Welcome to another Monday morning here and anotehr day for my Loves Rubberstamps Inspirations.  Today I am featuring one of the fantastic Stamping Bella cards that are carried at Loves Rubberstamps called Quinn in her Boots.

I actually was able to color this whole thing with my Spectrum Noirs.

Skin: FN2,FN3, TN2
Jacket: GB 8,GB 10, TN 2
Skirt/Shoes/Scarf: DG2,DG4
Use a bit of IG4 for the shadow on the ground.

The paper Authenique Festive Paper pad. I used a spellbinders border cut and my Whimsy Sentiment Stamps as well. 

I will be entering this card into the following challenges as well.

Corrosive Challenge-Anything Goes
The Squirrel and Fox-Summer or Winter
Sketchy Colors-Photo Colors
Emergency Crafters-Anything Goes
Oozak-Anything goes plus red

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sentimental Sunday-Unusual Christmas Colors

Welcome to another Sentimental Sundays challenge. This week our challenge is to use Non-Traditional colors in making your Christmas cards. I had this Super Bright papers I found in the bottomof my Christmas paper box that are actually Christmas theme paper but I only had a few sheets in it so not sure who they are.  Our fantastic sponsor today is Saturated Canary and I used one of her newest digis called Ugly Sweater. I did paper piece her sweater and leggings and colored the rest.

Hair- E 7,9,19
Skin-YR00, YR000, R20
Skirt/Socks-B 93,95,97

Used a Spellbinders border in the background and I think this is a sentiment from Bugaboo I had in my stack.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Guylou Inimitability-Non Traditional Colors
Fat Pages & Cards-Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts-Anything Goes
Simply Create-Anything Goes
Pause, Dream and Enjoy-Forgotten Scraps
Jingle Belles-anything goes for Christmas 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Day 1-PCW Ornaments


Welcome to Day 1 of Paper Crafting World Countdown of the 25 Days of Christmas

I have had this paper in my stash for I think like two years now.  It is from K& Company and forgot the name of it but it is all Christmas related. I used my Joys of the Season Cartridge and cut out the ornament out at 3 1/2 and and the holly at 2 inches. I used some Pearls & Ribbon from my Stash.
Be sure to stop by all the other designer and enjoy the freebie available for all to see.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Your Next Stamp-Ellie Loves Latte

Okay so I am not really sure how it happened but someone during my online Black Friday shopping some new crafty items slipped into my cart!  HAHA.

I got some new release stamp from Your Next Stamp, called Ellie Loves Latte, and decided to use it for their current sketch challenge.  I got this great paper recently from My Minds Eye called Sweater Weather and thought it would be great for paper piecing. 

I will be entering this one into the following challenges

Crazy 4 Challenges-Give Thanks
Milk Coffee Challenges-Thankful,Give Thanks
Creative Belli-Give Thanks
A Gem of a Challenge-Paper Piecing
Simon Says Stamp-Anything goes
365-Wintry/Patterned Paper

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stamping Bella-Uptown Girl

I am soo still trying to figure out Splitcoast Stampers stuff and Stamping Bella is having a special challenge on their so I decided to go in on it but really not sure if I linked it up right.

I used this stamp image, Flora the Cyclist, which is from the Uptown Girl Collection.  The paper is from MME, Prima flowers from my stash, and the border is actually from K&Company.

Colored the image with my Copics

Hair: Y19,15,13
Grass: YG 03,06
Dress: Pink-R 85,83,81 and blues-B00,02,05
Skin: E53,51,50

I just sponged the background with my many ink pads and sentiment is from a Karber stamp I have.  I cut the shape out in my Cricut.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges-

Stamping Bella Splitcoast Stamper Challenge
Graphicat Sketches-based on their sketch #1
Crafting For all Seasons-Flowers
7 Kids College Fund-Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door-Anything Goes
Pile It On-Anything Goes but Christmas

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Crafty Sentiments New Release

Surprise! Crafty Sentiments have decided to do a Mini Release of three great stamps that can be used to celebrate the New Years or Birthdays. I used this great stamp called Jasmin Party to create this birthday card. 

Of course I had fun with my paper piecing again with this great colors from MME paper stack.  I have had this ribbon and jumbo flowers in my stash for a while and not really sure what to do with this so I thought it would look good with this card.

Used the following Copic colors for this one:

Skin: E23,E21,R20
Gloves/Shoes/Flower:  R20,R22,R24
Hair: E 37,35

Now remember that once we hit 130 followers at Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog , we will choose someone who has left a comment recently to receive a fantastic mystery package!

I will enter this card into the following challenges

Cards by Lady Anne-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons-Flowers
A Gem of a Challenge-Paper Piecing
Tuesday Alchemy-Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Kraft

Welcome to another Loves Rubberstamps Challenge. This week's challenge is a fun one:

Kraft + One Other Color

Create a project that uses the color Kraft plus one other color of your choice. You can add other neutrals, but be sure that the main one is the Kraft.

We have another week of two great challenge prizes. A gift card from Loves Rubberstamps and

We have a very special GUEST SPONSOR this week!

The winner will also win 5 digi stamps of their choice from Eureka Stamps!
Now I will let you know that Kraft is not my strong point either...I just not sure what to do with it.  I used one of the adorable stamps Mimosa Gingerbread by Bildmalarna.
I did my coloring with my Colored Pencils and Copics this time and my Spellbinders for the borders and a touch of stickles.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sparkle Creations Card

So I am finally ahead of the game with most of my DT requirements so I decided to have a little fun with some recent stamps I have gotten.

This lovely stamp is from Sparkle Creations called Suitcase Ruby. This challenge is a Sketch challenge which I love since it keep it nice and simple for me.

The paper is from MME paper stack I had. I used my Spellbinders for the image and also the Out of the Box Technique.  The border is a recent one I acquire at Loves Rubberstamps out of the MFT collection called Faux Border Die.  Flowers from my stash.

Colored the image with my Copics this time.

Skin:  YR00, YR000, R20
Blues: BG 5,9,10,15
Hair: Y19,15,13

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Sparkle Creations-Sketch Challenge
Creative Inspirations Paint-Anything Goes
Pile It On-Anything But a Christmas Card
Color Throwdown-Color Inspiration
Polka Doodles-Any Die will do
Lady Anne's Challenge-Anything Goes
Mad for Markers-Use YR & Y Family

Loves Rubberstamps Monday Inspirations

Happy Monday Everyone! Today I am here with my Monday Morning Inspiration for Loves Rubberstamps.  I used the stamp Sweet Apples which is a Belle and Whistles Stamps.  As many of you know, B&W has gone out of business so if you want those cuties be sure to head on over and snatch them up while you can.

Colored the image with my Copics then added some sponging and some left over chipboard I had in my stash.

I will be entering this on into:

Pile It On-Anything but a Christmas Card
Lady Anne-Anything Goes
Inky Impressions-Make it Girly
Creative Moments-Anything Goes
Paper Pretties-Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper-Anything Goes

Being that it is Cyber Monday, Loves Rubberstamps is having a special for today only

For Cyber Monday... starting at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT and Valid Monday 11-26 ONLY!

When you Spend $50 you will receive a free pack of Candi Dots Embellishments!

Spend $100 - you will receive the Candi Dots PLUS a free 6x6 Pad of Designer Paper!

Spend $150 - you will receive the Candi Dots, the 6x6 pad of Designer Paper
PLUS a FREE Darice Embossing Folder!

The Free Gifts will be included with all qualifying orders and are OUR CHOICE.

Spend $200 or more - you will receive the Candi Dots, The 6x6 Paper pack, The Embossing Folder PLUS a FREE SINGLE STAMP of YOUR CHOICE retail price of $15.00 or less!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Elisabeth Bell World Challenge GDT Post

It is November 25 so that means it is time for another monthly challenge at Elisabeth Bell World Challenge

We want to see you using A DIFFERENT Type of Fold on your cards.

Remember you MUST use a Elisabeth Bell image
This month we are sponsored by

The winner will receive
something sweet from
Whiff of Joy
PLUS as always,

you will also get your choice of
2 digis from the
We hope that you can find some crafting time to join us this month.
This month I used a double Z fold card shape and a stamp from Whiff of Joy called Dreamy Willow with Flowers.
The paper is from MME and the flowers are from Wild Orchid and the flourish if by Cheery Lynn Designs which I did trim to fit the sides and my favorite technique of paper piecing.
I will be entering this card into the following challenges: