Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rudolph and Parachute Santa 11-21-10

This card is for the progressive challenge for Creative Chicks at Stretch N Bubbles. The digi for the challenge is the cute reindeer and can be purchased at the SNB shop. At some point I hope to add a sentiment of some sort but could not figure out what to use the night I created the card. Any suggestions????

Digi Stamps: 
        Reindeer w/ Scarf - Stretch N Bubbles
        Santa w/ Parachute - Dustin Pike

Clip Art:
       2 trees  - Photo shopped to make 3 sets

        Copic Markers
        White Gel Pen for snow 

        Scrap from box

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Blog Hop introducing new Whimsy Stamps! Runs 11-10 thru 11-17

Check out the newest of the Whimsy Stamp collection on the Blog Hop that starts at Crissy's Art & Heart. They have some great new products to share and 6 prize pages along the way. Whimsy Stamps is now extending and adding to the rubber and digital stamps with it's own range of.... DIES and PAPER!

The eye candy along the hop is to die for! They gave me a lot of ideas and things I want to try. 

So grab a drink and a small snack and get to hopping! It starts at Crissy's page.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Snowy Reindeer

Ok, so I totally blitzed and almost forgot to make my card for the progressive Creative Chick Challenge by Stretch n Bubbles. If you missed it and would like to purchase the reindeer you can do so at the SNB shop. There were a few firsts for me on this card. I had never worked with foil before and think that my first attempt was ok but I won't try and do it over edges of paper next time. I had never used the snow marker before and I see it being used in the future. I love how it puffed up when heated (although I forgot to heat before applying cream card stock to card so I warped the card).

Digi: Reindeer from Stretch n Bubbles
Paper: Scraps
Sentiment: "Happy Holidays" done in silver foil
Snow: Snow Marker (puffs up when heated)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Autumn Blessing

Okay so I am having problems today getting the pic to face the correct direction. I used tumbled glass Distress Ink to color the background. Then I used a tree stamp purchased from Hobby Lobby and stamped it 3 times. The apples on the tree and ground are puff paint. The ground is brown and green Distress Ink(sorry can't remember which colors). The basket of apples is a digi stamp from a progressive challenge at Stretch N' Bubble. You can purchase it at their shop.I added the wording and cut 3 circles and layered them behind the digi.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Papercraft Star $25.00 Giveaway

Papercraft Star is a site that offers weekly challenges and a monthly Grand Prize. They are going to be giving away a $25.00 gift certificate once they reach 1000 followers. As I type this they have 893 followers! They have 3 ways for you to enter for up to 3 chances to win the $25. The gift certificate is to either Papertrey Ink or My Favorite Things!  Check out their page for more information. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Leaves - 10/24/10

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Stamp Challenges - October Digi Day - Use a digi
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 135 - A sketch by Lynn!

The digi is from Designed 2 Delight and colored with copics.

Love on the Ice -10/24/10

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Meljens Design - #30 Anything Goes!
Just Inspirational Challenges - Sketch 17 - Use sketch

The digi came from Cuddly Buddly. I colored it with copics. The blades of the skates were colored with silver gel pen. The "ice" is Stickles. The red gems are from a Martha Stewart Holidays stickers pack from Michaels.

Snowman - Winter Wonderland - 10/26/10

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Week #126 - Use sketch

The snowman digi came from cocodingo which I colored with copics and used Glossy Accents by Ranger on the eyes, mouth and buttons. All paper came from the DCMV "the Christmas combo 180 stack" purchased from JoAnns this last weekend.

Witch Halloween Card 10-26-10

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Card Patterns - Sketch #87
Creative Inspirations - #83 Spooky
Crazy 4 Challenges - #60 Halloween

The witch is a free digi from Beccys Place that I colored with Copics. The card is made out of grey card stock. The creamy layer is from a Recollections pack called Ravenhead Manor. The half circle is a spiderweb patterned paper from the Paper Studio. The black/orange ribbon was purchased from Michaels. I punched a hole in the black/orange ribbon and attached a green Dovecraft jumbo brad and topped it with a homemade bow.
The sketch came from card patterns(link above).

Friday, October 22, 2010

I'm Batty For You!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Stretch n Bubbles - Creative Chicks Challenge #21
Sketch Saturday - Week 125 - Use sketch given
Craftalicious Challenges - #10 Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - #25 Black & White + One

All paper came from my scrap pile. Because I participated in the Creative Chicks Challenge last week the sent me a free digi which I used above. Check out thier store for some great digi stamps. I covered the window pane with Ranger's Glossy Accents. The embelishments on the sides of the digi are orange and white buttons topped with black and orange 3D glitter dots from Hobby Lobby.

Fall Card with Use of Sketch

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Card Patterns - Use sketch 86
Craftalicious Challenges - #10 Anything Goes

All paper on this card is from my scrap pile. The gourds pic is a digi stamp from Dianes Digital Designs. i colored them with colored penciles. The bow is my first attempt at making a bow from paper. I toped it with a dark red button. Both the bow and gourds are coated in Glossy Accents by Ranger to give them a glossy finish. First time to use the product and I am very happy with it and see it to be very useful in the future!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Flower Cupcake w/ Butterfly

This is my challange tag for the Oct 18 challange hosted by Theres Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes. The digi was a freebi from their website. The paper came from my scrap box. The digi was colored with copics and the blue around it is chalk. The sign sticking out of the cupcake says Happy Birthday.

Monday, October 18, 2010

All Bundled Up

This one caused some trouble as well. Used SureCutsAlot to cut all the ovals which for me proved to be challenging because I don't normally use the program. Another cute snowman digi from Spyder's Corner that I colored with copics. All paper was from the scrap box. And the stamp is from $1 pack I think from Micheal's.

I would like to enter the card in the following challenges:

  1. Spyder's Corner: October Challenge: Use 1 of Spyder's digis
  2. Pear Tree Design: Challenge 22: Free for All

Snowman Ornament Card

Hmm...this card was sort of a challenge for me in the fact that I wanted to have the cute snowman, from Spyder's Corner, in the ornament without having to hand cut the snowman and/or the ornament. So I went to work getting the snowman printed in just the right spot on the white paper to match up with the center of the ornament after the Cricut cut the ornament. It took a few trial runs and about 45 mins but I finally got it!

I colored the snowman and ornament with copic markers and then sprayed it with Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist. I also learned how to tie a nice pretty bow last night. The pearls were from a Paper Studio embellishment pack bout at Hobby Lobby. The "Merry Christmas" is a clear sticker from a Paper Studio Stick-a-bilities pack also from Hobby Lobby.

I would like to enter the card in the following challenges:

  1. Spyder's Corner: October challenge: Use one of spyder's digis
  2. Karber Christmas: Christmas Challenge 2: Use a digi
  3. Pear Tree Designs: Challenge 22: Free for all
  4. Christmas Stampin' All Year Long: Challenge 67: Inspiration Challenge

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Challenge #20 from SNB 10/13/10

Okay here is the next challenge card. Stretch N' Bubbles provided the digi stamp of the pirate girl (can be purchased at their store). I made here in 4 sizes and colored each one the same with colored pencils and then layered them to get the 3D look. The chest and 2 skulls come from a Recollections dimensional sticker. The x sticker is from SandyLion collection. Both background papers are from The Paper Studio collections from Hobby Lobby.  "Ahoy" is Sonnets font stickers by creative imaginations.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Challenge # 19 from Stretch N' Bubbles 10-6-2010

So this was my very first challenge piece! I kept it simple because since I was working on it during my son's nap time and did not want to be halfway done when he woke. I used colored pencils and a black marker since the copics are at my moms. The digi stamp was free if participating in the challenge at Stretch N' Bubbles. If you missed their freebie you can get great digi stamps from their store!

Well that is it for now...kiddo just woke up.


Welcome to my little spot on earth. I am a first time blogger and mom. I love to scrapbook and have entered the world of card making. I also work on other crafts when I have time. I plan to post a little of everything and hope to get something up in the next few days.